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"A lack of leadership at the agency allowed this. Its mission statement – which none of the officers could recall at the trial – is to serve the American public with vigilance, integrity, and professionalism. They displayed none of these. The agency says that integrity is its cornerstone; that its officers are guided by the highest ethical and moral principles. A gang of armed security officers bullied this family – a family who cooperated with the officers to their detriment. Our homeland will not be secure by these rascals. They played agency games, abused the people they are to serve, and violated their oaths to support the Constitution." Judge Lynn N. Hughes, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas , April 2, 2012.
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"They never cleansed the police force of corruption and never will. They removed the obvious tumors but there is still those that are so deeply entrenched, they never will be removed. This is pretty much how all police forces are. You might have a ratio of 70 percent good cops and 30 percent bad, but if the good ones don't clean up the bad ones, it makes them all bad. There is no reward for a good cop to snitch out a bad cop as it is frowned upon when one crosses that blue line. Trust me, I know." Mark Taylor, retired New York State Department of Corrections officer (credit DavyV blog)
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