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Kansas bill would allow police to arrest people who complain about officers

#1NoName999Posted 3/21/2014 10:01:28 AM(edited)
A Kansas bill being considered by the House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice would give police the power to arrest people who file complaints against officers if those allegations were proven false.

Kansas Exposed pointed out this week that someone on the Corrections and Juvenile Justice had anonymously filed HB 2698, which would allow people to be charged with felony perjury.

And the measure would prevent any other law enforcement agency from taking up the investigation once it had been closed.

Ironically, the anonymously-filed legislation would also ban anonymous complaints against police.

“People in Wichita are already afraid to file complaints against the WPD, because the department has a well-known reputation for retaliating against those who do, and this bill would render such retaliation legal,” Kansas Exposed noted. “Furthermore, the bill clearly prevents an outside agency, such as the Kansas Bureau of Investigations, from opening an investigation into an allegation that the WPD has already ruled upon.”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/19/kansas-retaliation-bill-would-allow-police-to-arrest-people-who-complain-about-officers/

Knowing cop culture, they'll arrest people who are telling the truth when they complain about the officers as well. Speaking of which, what would define "false" in this case?
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#2goatthiefPosted 3/21/2014 10:01:22 AM
This is like gamefaqs moderator level of poor governance.
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#3KnavePosted 3/21/2014 10:03:33 AM
If you are caught lying about police wrongdoing you should be punished.
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#4Nitro378Posted 3/21/2014 10:04:43 AM
If this passes it will be concrete proof America is a police state.
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#5Nitro378Posted 3/21/2014 10:04:44 AM
If this passes it will be concrete proof America is a police state.
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#6goatthiefPosted 3/21/2014 10:06:19 AM
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#7mystic belmontPosted 3/21/2014 10:10:20 AM
So, the police find the complaint was false, than arrest the person who filed the complaint.
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#8SouthernfatmanPosted 3/21/2014 10:11:37 AM
Sounds good in theory, but it will be abused because cops.
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#9chareyPosted 3/21/2014 10:37:09 AM
Even as a supporter of the police this bill sounds awful, you should never be afraid to report a crime to the police, which you would be with this bill. If the investigation did not turn up a charge then YOU are charged with a felony, almost no one would file any complaint with that sort consequence for filing.
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#10hunter_gohanPosted 3/21/2014 10:47:26 AM
Knave posted...
If you are caught lying about police wrongdoing you should be punished.


There's a difference between lying and simply being mistaken. Best case scenario is this will make people nervous and cause them not to report even legitimate abuse and wrongdoing for fear that they're mistaken. Worst case, the police will abuse it like all hell.
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