Let’s take a couple of classes regarding these words and then I will tell you why I want to bring these few lessons to you.
To start with, when you do not tell the truth, you are lying — and for an “ordinary person” that is morally wrong, but if you are a policeman it is OK.
We all know what it means to lie; telling an untruth, usually for our own perposes, sometimes falsifying statistics to bolster a weak argument.
It is not illegal to lie to the police; even if the police may tell you otherwise, it is NOT illegal to lie to police officers.
“There is no penalty for giving local or state police officers false information, but it is not smart to lie to a police officer because he can usually tell you are lying and he will not be happy.” However, it is a crime to lie to federal law enforcement agents.
What happens is that police officers have the tendency to believe that they are the only ones that can lie and they do that in the name of the law, and in Nevada the law is twisted to the extreme that “In the state of Nevada, giving false information to a police officer is called “obstruction of justice.”
An “unhappy” police officer can be very dangerous and in some cases harmful to your health and maybe to your life’s safety.
“Perjury is considered a serious offense as it usurps the order created by the courts. It results in miscarriages of justice, secondary detriment to the person already victim of the first offense, and general detriment to the trust of peace exchanged for payment of taxes; but it is my personal opinion that in Las Vegas, Clark County police officers commit perjury on a daily basis without any consequences because they do that “in the name of justice and in the name of the law” because “dedicated public servants do not lie ever.”
“I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” is a mantra recited dozens of times a week in TV shows and movies. It’s so familiar that its significance can be overlooked.
But, when sworn in a court or other official proceeding, it makes everything said afterward either the truth or perjury.
Perjury, the crime of lying under oath, is a serious offense because it can derail the basic goal of the justice system — discovering the truth. Even the famous and the powerful have faced the consequences of perjury, which include prosecution (Barry Bonds), prison (Marion Jones), and impeachment (Bill Clinton). Historically, perjury was defined as lying while testifying in court.
In modern usage blackmail differs from extortion in that the money or other valuable object or act is not extorted by threat of direct bodily harm, but by the threat of revealing something presumed to be injurious to the victim.
There is this lady with a working visa close to expiring that found herself in the middle of a police investigation but did not want to be involved and refused to “cooperate,” and the police somehow found out that her working visa was about to expire and told her that if she wanted the visa to be extended so she can stay in the country working, she had better cooperate and become a snitch, risking her life and her future.
There’s the case of a certain family that the police assumed was friendly with a certain man who had committed an error, but the police wanted that family to “create” or “fabricate” a story — yes, lie; call it whatever you like — because they wanted something on that guy.
One prosecutor did not want to follow in their steps and ended up dead; the other prosecutor was promised help in his political career and later was accused of wrongdoing so they wouldn’t have to “keep their promise,” and was then forced out of office.
A judge refused to play the game of the police and recused himself; another judge played the game and was promoted; and the third judge “hammered the nails into the cross,” so to speak, as a robot without checking the facts.
Police officers are allowed to lie, to blackmail, to extort and to do anything they want because they are above the law, because they have no conscience, because they are a bunch of angry little men that have been cheated on by their wives; because — individually — they are not man enough to fulfill their “husbandly duties”; because they’d rather be with their partners intimidating citizens or sitting in a local coffee shop bragging about how much of a man each of them is when in fact they are nothing at all without their badges and guns.
Again, I want to make very clear that I am not in any way referring here to the honest and brave officers in uniform that are out there trying to do a good job protecting the community to the best of their ability with the little they are offered to work with, risking their lives to protect their community with a decent radio communication, with the little morale they have left because the administration is too busy begging for money that they are not using for what they said, placing their friends in positions they know nothing about as a campaign pay-back, protecting middle supervisors from being prosecuted for domestic violence, spouse abuse and other morally wrong behaviors.
I am referring to those big-bellied sloppy out-of-shape cops that are under the impression that their poop does not stink; those who hope people will look at them as real men while they’re pretending to be what they are not, abusing little women that are not able to defend themselves, giving the department a bad name — not only in their own jurisdiction but all over the nation, because it is no longer true that “what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.”
Not only the community, but also the rest of those decent, honest police officers that wear the uniform with pride, deserve that change that I have been talking about for years.
The community as a whole needs a complete overhaul in the police department — an overhaul that can reflect the true feelings and the honest relationships that these police officers so badly want to maintain with the community they live in and faithfully protect.
Only those who the administration are protecting, or are afraid of, need to be replaced; those who are in charge of units they know nothing about; those who think they are God’s gift to the world with more in their pants than the rest because they have a badge and a gun and they are on the good side of the current corrupted administration, need to go.
That change, my friends, can only come when YOU and only YOU have the courage to stop the current administration from keeping their own puppets in office.
The best choice for the community is to elect Larry Burns as the next Sheriff of Clark County.