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Police corruption

Police Corruption Out Of Control: Threatens Personal Information

by Bill Rounds Esq. on May 30, 2011

Reading time: 5 – 8 minutes

The San Diego Police Department has finally done it! They get their shot at having the highest incarceration rate in the world. But not among the residents of San Diego, among the ranks of the SDPD itself.

Police Corruption Means High Percentage Of Police Are Criminals

The SDPD currently has 11 officers out of 1,100 patrol officers under criminal or internal investigation. The alleged police corruption ranges from drunk driving and harassment, all the way to domestic violence, sexual assault and rape. That is a solid 1% of the police. If they play their cards right and all 11 get locked up, the SDPD will have about the same incarceration rate as the general US population! That gives the SDPD a solid chance to take sole possession of first place very soon.

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SDPD – Higher Percentage Of Criminals Than Any Other Population In The World

Having a higher incarceration rate than the general US population  is quite an accomplishment. But, given the fact that the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, the SDPD has a solid chance of taking sole possession of first place very soon. The closest competitor is Russia with a .6% rate, a mark that the SDPD are very likely to beat, even if all the criminal officers aren’t incarcerated.

Personal Information Available To Criminal Police Officers

So what are innocent people to do when the boys in blue are just as likely to be a criminal as anyone else off the street. Is your information really protected when access is limited to law enforcement riddled with police corruption? Your internet activity, phone records, phone location, bank records and lots of other information are searchable by law enforcement. And what about the information that you are required to give law enforcement, like your name, address, drivers license, etc.?

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Protect Personal Information From Police Corruption

There are lots of ways to limit or protect your information from falling into criminal hands, no matter what uniform they are wearing. Proxy servers or VPNs based in another country keep your internet searches out of the jurisdiction of domestic authorities. VoIP phone services based in a foreign country can minimize the phone records available to law enforcement without a warrant. Removing the battery of your cell phone keeps your location from being tracked. You could also bank in a foreign jurisdiction to increase the costs to law enforcement of searching your bank records. You could even go so far as getting a foreign drivers license so that you reveal less of your sensitive information, like the address where you stay in the US, to the 1% of the police officers that are criminals.

Record Police Corruption Without Violating The Law

It is also important to note how modest the record breaking police are about having their picture taken by admiring fans. Sometimes amateur camera men are arrested and charged with a crime, usually for recording a cop without their consent under wire tapping laws. CopBlock.org is full of these kinds of encounters.  Getting charged with a crime has a huge affect on your personal privacy.

A few states require you to get consent from everyone involved before you can record a conversation. Through some extreme distortions of these wire tapping laws, and with the help of prosecutors and judges who possibly aid and abet police misconduct, prosecutions for filming cops are possible, although relatively rare.

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It cannot be helped that some people, like Rosa Parks, will violate unjust laws in protest.  Others who do not want to risk prosecution can avoid breaking the law and still contribute to protecting liberty.

Don’t Record Sound When Recording Police

To help prevent violation of a grossly distorted understanding of wire tapping laws, don’t forget to take your special Cop Cam that does not record sound. Since most wire tapping statutes require you to record a conversation to violate the law, if you don’t record the sounds of a conversation, you probably won’t be guilty of a crime. The individual facts of each situation will be important for your attorney before they can give you legal advice on the matter.

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Conclusion

When the authorities are more likely than anyone else in the world to be a criminal, it is important to protect as many of your rights as possible. It is your right to protect as much of your information as you legally can. Using these tips, and others in the book How To Vanish, you can legally prevent the police from gathering more information than you are legally required to provide. And you can prevent violating any laws when you are trying to contribute to helping the police set a record for the number of criminals in their ranks.

If you know of great offshore VoIP services, countries where it is easy to get a drivers license without sharing a lot of information, or other helpful tips to share with other readers, leave a comment about it!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Rounds, Esq. is a California attorney. He holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and a law degree from California Western School of Law. He practices civil litigation, domestic and foreign business entity formation and transactions, criminal defense and privacy law. He is a strong advocate of personal and financial freedom and civil liberties. This is merely one article of 123 by .
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1 Gerry May 31, 2011 at 4:24 am

Hi, I use kiwilink.co.nz for voip, works great when I work in Europe which I do each northern summer. They are always on hand to fix any problems as its a small company löcated in New Zealand where I live. Would probably be brilliant to run that thru a proxy server too as then I would be hard to track even when at home.

Thanks for all the great advice.

Freedom!
Gerry.

2 Lord have Mercy June 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Wow, I cannot believe that those morbidly obese men have not been
taken down a peg or two from their Supervisors. Or, are these two
so called policemen what the rest of the squad are like?

Also is this a recruiting photo??? Hmmmm
What a terrible shape our law enforcement has deteriorated to.
kennybent

3 Dave June 1, 2011 at 8:05 pm

The Federal dept. of Justice recently declared the New Orleans, La. Police Dept. to be a “Danger to the public”. Widespread corruption, problems that were never addressed or solved after Katrina, administrative difficulties, retention issues and a long list of serious issues that question the competency and professionalism of the whole city department from top to bottom. In N.O., the problem is well known. And the employees in the Police Dept. keep showing up for work. Day after day, while N.O. residents cower and hide from the Police, they keep stealing, intimidating and abusing the city like it’s their bitch.

4 Jeff April 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

I’m a P.I. in central FL and a good friend of mine who retired from a nearby Sheriff’s office with 24 years experience is also a P.I. He recently “busted” four corrupt cops for falsifying evidence and / or illegal searches in Hillsborough County. The case has been turned over to the Feds, and I believe more cops will be investigated as well. The articles are in the Tampa Tribune.

5 Robert Collins April 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Just wait until there is another disaster like Katrina. The cops will just be for themselves and kill anybody that gets in their way of stealing. Still many have not been punished. I don’t see why so many Americans are sold on the idea that the cops will protect them. We should be prepping and taking care of ourselves and plan on not relying on police. You should check out Chula Vista Police because they wrongly kill and raid peoples houses. Atleast the news media is not afraid of SDPD as much to cover the corruption.

6 Nick January 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Rely on cops to lie in wait , like theives in the night!
Lurking in the darkness , trying to catch a poor
Working stiff going a Couple mph over the limit , as If to save us from
An out of control disaster !
Parked with their lights off eating doughnuts in
Overpriced patrol cars ,we pay for !
Dont forget ,the Judges ,also mascarading as
Righteous , Pillars of society , Lawyers in their pockets
Just scum with out backbones !
All dancing to the tune of the secret free society , who
Will be soon to perish !

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