The Law: Shucking the Blinders

Hearing the cops coming, the burglar drops the sack of stolen jewelry and flees. Seconds later, two uniformed patrolmen discover the loot left behind. "Holy Christ!" exclaims one mustachioed cop bending over the bag. "Look at this."

(Freeze.)

Sergeant Andy Danschisch of the New York City police department's internal affairs division suddenly stops the videotaped drama and looks out at his "Integrity Training" class of 38 police academy students. "What kind of situation is this?" he asks. "Very tempting," offers one student. The class laughs. Danschisch is not amused. The brand-new mandatory 10-hour course uses films and actual case histories to prepare the...

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