Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Law Enforcement System Is Designed To Protect And Serve Itself, Not Us


In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Martin discusses the indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia for perjury and Texas Department of Public Safety decision to fire him.

Martin explains the only way to stop the madness of police lying to cover up misconduct is to hold them accountable and if they lie about their actions, they should be immediately fired.

“You can have all the investigations in the world, you can have all the reports in the world … but nothing is going to change, nothing will change in any of these police departments until the culture of police changes.”

“When cops know they can lie and it’s not a problem ain’t nothing changing,” said Martin.

He added, “When a cop knows he or she can literally make some stuff up, falsify records, falsify claims submitted and know that they are going to be protected by the system, nothing is going to change.”

Martin asks listeners if a police officer lies on a police report, should they be automatically fired for perjuring themselves.

Author Alexander Wolff joins today’s conversation to discuss his book, The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama.

Plus, Martin asks when are you too old to play certain sports? Is there a cutoff age for playing basketball and are older guys are walking around busted up from injuries resulting from hooping?

All that and more in this edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.

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