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Reader: Thank Goodness We Live In a Place Where Cops Are Held to Lawful Standards

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Mark Beluscak.
When we shared a post about the arrest of police officer Mark Beluscak, who's at least the eighth Denver cop to get in trouble during 2014, we asked folks on Facebook why they thought this kind of thing keeps happening. A wide variety of responses followed, with this one viewing the busts form a positive perspective.

See also: Mark Beluscak, Busted for Child Abuse, Is the Latest Denver Police Officer in Trouble

Tessera Weiss writes:

Because police officers are human beings apt to human failings. Thankfully we live in a place where our police officers are being expected to uphold the law, where they also face consequences for unlawful action. How awesome is it that our police officers are consistently held to lawful standards and not allowed to blue each other out of trouble?

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John Scruggs
John Scruggs

We have the tech. to put lapel cams on all police to record details of any encounter. Why not use this relatively cheap tech. as it would also aid in cases where the police actually tell the truth.

c.burnett
c.burnett

If all cops were required to wear GoPro cameras like they do in a couple of cities now, I think things would change for the better. I understand that cops put up with a bunch of crap all the time but that's what you signed up for. Nobody forced them to do that job. That's why I'm not one.

Jessica Pombo
Jessica Pombo

Agree with her...as long as the copper gets in trouble then its justified. They're humans also...and we all forget tge stupid bull shit they see,hear and encounter almost everyday. They are trying to protect us from that...but they have to protect themselves. As far as police beating inmates...depends on the situation.

Kev Markis
Kev Markis

More cops on segways! Always makes my day when I see those cute little guys zippin around.

Bambiluli Bambi
Bambiluli Bambi

Cleaning is the beginning. A Sheriff elect might screen cops such that only greats ones are in....

James Guero Nunyabiz
James Guero Nunyabiz

They get away with WAY to much shit. They are not above the law and are public servants.

Greg Jabuki DeRuckus
Greg Jabuki DeRuckus

cops are people too and are not above the law. it's shouldn't always be news worthy when an officer breaks the law if it has nothing to do with the public. Sure it's good knowing they are being held accountable for their actions like everyone else but if it's a private life issue then leave it there. It's really only news worthy if they were abusing their position and that should always be reported.

Jake Coolby
Jake Coolby

I personally think Denver has great cops compared to most of the country. I come from Alabama though, and most of those cops are complete pieces of shit.

Dustin Nelson
Dustin Nelson

Wait what? Police accountability? In Denver? Lmfao who are you kidding? Friggen joke

Dan Ruisi
Dan Ruisi

The important thing is that new recruits understand they are on camera everywhere they go - I don't expect these old timers and their old timey union to ever get that. They are stuck in the bad old days.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, like the guy bad deputy that was caught on tape committing a criminal assault where the DA's office was either too stupid or too corrupt to prosecute.  Now THAT'S accountable.

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