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  1. ~ Bad cops lie, falsify reports, plant evidence, use excessive force, flat out lie under oath in a court of law. And never even blink.

    ~ And good ones sometimes feel like they have to also and break their own code of ethics and conduct to cover for the bad ones. Or otherwise be labeled a rat and face retaliation.

    ~ What is more concerning and a national security threat, is what the bad apples do off duty, or on duty but off camera……………….?

    ~ Yes, polygraphs can be beat. Yes, the are inadmissable in court. Yes, they are only as good as the examiner. But if used as a tool to weed out the bad apples, and protect the good cops, maybe they would think twice before breaking the very laws they were sworn to uphold.

    ~ Federal, State and Local Governments (including police) are excluded from the Polygraph Act of 1988. http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs36.htm

    ~ All Levels of Law Enforcement have for decades feel it is essential that polygraphs be used in the hiring process. Why not make Policy that Polygraphs and Psych Evals for new Hires expire every 5yrs? (Including hires for higher ranking positions)

    ~- President Obama Already Has a Way to Prevent Policing Abuses http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30012-president-obama-already… (Deny federal grant money to any level of law enforcement agencies that do not have and outside, independent agency that can prove their accountability)

    ~ National Institute of Ethics: Police Code of Silence – Facts Revealed ~ http://t.co/WNrpRE5

    ~ DoD: Random Lie -Detector Tests Increase Personnel Security. (8-6-12) ~ http://t.co/Tr7uafTd ( “the polygraph is the most effective tool for finding information people are trying to hide”

    ~ BERNAMA – Polygraph Test Capable Of Addressing Corruption Among Law Enforcers – Crime Analyst http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=1072084 (9-26-14)

    ~ Center for Investigative Reporting ~ “Crossing the line: Corruption at the border” – http://bordercorruption.apps.cironline.org/

    ~ National Journel – How Drug Cartels Try to Corrupt Federal Employees (4-12-11) – http://t.co/fMENr6o

    ~ Lie detector proven accurate | New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/node/64381

    The good, brave officers with integrity deserve better. And so does the public………………..

    Break the Code. Break the Culture.