There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

1.) What is the “blue wall of silence”?

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It’s the silent rule amongst cops that lets them cover up or keep mum about the misconduct, corruption, or police brutality of their fellow officers. They tend to feign ignorance when questioned.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

2.) Claiming of ignorance

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Cops would pretend that they have no idea of what happened or would just straight up hide evidence in order to save their colleague from being exposed.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

3.) Corruption and misconduct

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Following the blue wall of silence is an example of police misconduct or corruption. Sometimes, fellow cops would even partake in it just so they could show support for whoever the purveyor is.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

4.) Police family

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Even those who would rather play by the rules can’t seem to do anything regarding the blue wall because of the fact that saying anything would be considered as a betrayal of the whole “family”

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

5.) Police perjury

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It’s not uncommon for cops to fabricate their statements in court if a fellow officer is involved in the case at hand. Sometimes, even prosecutors get involved with the blue wall of silence.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

6.) Defense of immunity

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Even if there is proof that an officer is practicing the blue wall of silence, it’s difficult to prosecute them for any crime because of “defense of immunity,” making them exempt from penalties and burdens.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

7.) Rodney King’s case

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While only four officers were convicted of police brutality during Rodney King’s case, there were other officers that were present during his beating. They formed a “swarm” on King and restrained him, despite the fact that not all of them were part of the original officers who arrived at the scene.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

8.) The Ku Klux Klan

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Numerous members of the Ku Klux Klan were actually police officers who covered up for each other when the group is committing hate crimes.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

9.) Cop Culture

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The blue wall of silence is in place in almost every police force in the world. These unspoken rules and values are part of the “cop culture” that they’re all in and should respect.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

10.) Whistleblowing

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It’s quite rare to hear about cops speaking out against their fellow cops. Usually, it’s because of the possible consequences that whistleblowing could bring which might involve harrassment, physical assault, or sometimes, homicide.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

11.) Breaking the code

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The most common officers to break the code of the blue wall of silence are those who want to sell a story to the media. It’s rare for cops to attempt this if they only want to uphold the law, there’s usually a monetary compensation if a cop is compelled to blab.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

12.) Snitches and rats

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Just like with prison, snitches and rats are frowned upon amongst police officers. There have been cases wherein a whistleblower has been forced to retire for speaking out.

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

13.) Joseph Gray

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Joseph Gray was an NYPD cop who killed 4 pedestrians in a drunk driving incident. It was discovered that there were other officers with him at the time of the incident, and his fellow officers made several attempts to get him off. The New York Times dubbed the scandal as an example of the blue wall of silence.There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

14.) Knapp Commission

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The Knapp Commission was formed in order to investigate the corruption and misconduct done by officers of the NYPD

There’s always an unwritten code of conduct no matter where you go. It’s also the same when it comes to police forces everywhere you go. You protect your own and they’ll protect you– the only thing is that with the cops, they don’t care if they cause misconduct and corruption while covering for their colleague. Let’s discuss what the “Blue Wall of Silence” is and how terrifying it could get.

15.) Mollen Commission

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The Mollen Commission is similar to the Knapp Commission, however, the panel only discovered that the NYPD continued to have widespread corruption and lawlessness that’s constantly covered up by their officers.

 

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