Try as they may, even with the help of the mainstream media, the LVMPD’s dark soul and criminal stain of corruption shows through the cracks. The latest proclamation is for more cops and more body cameras, as this will allegedly make us all feel safer and bring back honor and integrity to the PD, through accountability and discipline.
Nice try, but another “Fail.”
The poison of corruption has already been injected, and if you really think that a band-aid will fix the problem, then you need to rethink that line of flawed thinking and wake up to reality.
The cancerous corruption that still infects the police administration, needs to be totally immersed and eviscerated. Only then can the police department move forward, re-grow and heal.
Body cameras and a greater number of officers cannot fix the past disruptive ramifications of affirmative action, quotas, substandard hiring, and military veteran preference points in order to qualify for initial entry into the police academy. And then later, these wrongfully hired “substandards” are to be given special considerations because of their lack of basic skills and IQ in order to fill those quotas and affirmative action numbers by the government.
A simple examination of the initial background, evaluations and history reports of officers involved in questionable incidents will prove out the connection to hiring practices and preferential treatment, promotion to higher ranks and the incidents of criminal corruption incidents. The promotion of “substandards” to higher ranks and token high-ranking positions, in order to remove them from actual police work, used to be very low; now it is in the majority and has overwhelmed the police administration.
Initially, in the early ’70s, the hiring of female applicants was in low demand and was rarely accepted, except on a one-to-one basis, as needed. Affirmative action demanded an increase of female acceptance, regardless of their sexual preference. Today, approximately 85 percent of female police officers are homosexual, and are very quick to proclaim their entitled place in the police department, with public displays of their sexual preference, sometimes even on duty, and almost a secret dare for anyone to question their actions. Their secret homosexual club (BIG GIRLS CLUB-BG’S) coupled with their special tattoos signifying their solidarity, and their continual intimidation of new female recruits to enlist into their special club, and to help pass the academy, only fuels the fire of destruction for the law enforcement service and lowers the morale of the entire department.
The hiring of Black or Hispanic — and some White — applicants of substandard qualifications, and the special preferential treatment later on in order to make it through the academy and field training, is openly evident when you see the type of substandard work that is produced on a regular basis and is covered up with the help of experienced qualified officers who are ordered to correct these deficiencies and to redact and resubmit criminal reports that should never have been submitted in the first place — and it’s all done on a regular basis and is now accepted practice. There is no discipline for these “substandards.” You can’t fix stupid.
There is a logic in hiring these substandard police applicants by the police administration — they are much easier to control and be made to
obey any orders, however illegal and unconstitutional the orders may be. The leverage that the police administration uses against these substandard officers to comply is, of course, their job status and even being charged with a manufactured criminal act; add in the fact
that these substandard officers are mostly cowards and have no personal character or integrity, that they will do whatever they are told to do (including perjury and murder, i.e. LVMPD Officer Kevin Scott Dailey, in December of 2007); in order to get along, you go along.
It just came to me: the murder of LVMPD Officer Kevin Scott Dailey, whereby the LVMPD is directly complicit, is considered Capital Murder, and thus qualifies for the big Needle and the long dirt nap. I hope the present and past police administration is feeling the noose tightening around their necks, as they should.
More money, more cops, more body cameras? I think not. Better hiring standards, accountability for past crimes, re-examination of certain criminal prosecutions, and the purging of criminals from the police administration? A big “YES.”
IN GOD WE TRUST
Gordon Martines is a former LVMPD detective who has served in many capacities over his 39-year career in law enforcement. He has been a candidate for sheriff in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, with the intention of bringing integrity and accountability back to the department, and filed a federal lawsuit against LVMPD in 2011. Martines now contributes his opinions and ideas to the Las Vegas Tribune to keep the public informed and help improve policing in Las Vegas. He has also appeared on the Face the Tribune radio program several times to share his plan for a better LVMPD.