Justice Scenario

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  1. Strongerthenbefore
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    Let's say you have a narcotics police officer in a city that has a severe drug/gang problem. Fed up with with the inefficiency of the system, he decides to take the law into his own hands. He allows a particular drug gang to operate freely in the city, but in exchange, the gang must do the following.

    • Make sure that the drugs being dealt are not tainted

    • They are not allowed to deal to children or schools

    • Provide any and all information about other dealers and gangs

    • Give him 10% of all profit
    The officer never spends the drug money, and only donates it to charities and other worthwhile causes. Eventually, the drug dealer is busted by the feds, and turns on the police officer. The officer is arrested and brought to court for corruption, drug dealing, etc. Should the jury find him guilty?
     
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    Give the cop 10% and he'll have dealers all over town. He'll be Tony Soprano before you know it.
    Then there's taking a violent gang member's word on his end of the deal.
    How do you choose your go to dealer? Which gang gets the nod, and will the other "team" just give in and go to jail, or will there be blood?
    Then there is the moral issue...
     
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    yes

    His job is to enforce the law, not endorse crime.
     
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    Was it The Wire where they decided to leave one part of town completely unpoliced in order for there to be no crime everywhere else? I forget how it worked out. The cop in the OP is probably in big trouble.
     
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    of course PO should be convicted and sentenced to life
     
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