Written By a Law Clerk for Lagomarsino Law: Robert Maxey
The reason corruption is so lethal is because its premise is in direct opposition with the foundation of government. Governments serve the people whereas corruption is self-serving. The conflict of interest is obvious. In economics, growth and prosperity within a country is often tied to what is called the rule of law. The rule of law means that no one is above the law and the enforcement of it relies heavily upon how corrupt, apathetic or negligent a country is in enforcing its laws. It is therefore that an act of corruption is not just a moral tragedy but is in fact an attack on our purses and our prosperity. With an economic and moral interest in mind, the need to preserve moral rectitude is essential to our personal success.
The following facts have been alleged in a recent civil rights lawsuit:
On August 3rd, 2009 it has been alleged that police officers assaulted, accosted and accused LaMonte Simmons without cause and without reason. The officers had arrived at Simmons’ neighbors house and put a boy who outside into a headlock. The boy’s mother inquired as to why her son was being held and they threw her against a wall and held her there by pulling her arm behind her back. Simmons’ who thought the force was unnecessary started complaining and he was instructed by officers to leave. After more police showed up however Simmons was confronted by an officer who put on his gloves, walked up and punched him across the face. A group of about ten officers then came up and beat him. Afterwards Simmons was arrested on charges of assaulting an officer and obstruction of justice.
What makes this incident so shocking, if proven, is that it plays out like a run of the mill gang attack, except the gang in this violent assault was the police! To add to the outrage, it is believed that the violence in this encounter was never reported by other officers present and no police officer was disciplined.
When the government has a monopoly on the use of force, those with whom we trust to use that force must do so appropriately. Our rule of law cannot protect us when malicious corruption, commonly found in third world nations, is running rampant in the United States. The state has an immediate responsibility to resolve the unraveling of our civilized society. An important point to make is that this level of corruption should never have arisen. Safeguards and policies should have been adequately placed to protect the citizens from such flagrant anarchy.
As was stated earlier this is not just a moral issue, it is an economic one that our country is reliant upon. We cannot thrive if people cannot trust our government and we live in fear of it. The result of the lawsuit that Simmons’ has filed will hopefully bring the necessary changes. If it does not history will repeat itself and we will have a new tragedy to besmirch our government. People will graciously be given the opportunity to re-contemplate what had gone wrong.
A full article can be found here: Suit claims Chicago police punch first ‘and ask questions later’
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