THE CROOKED BLUE LINE

THE ALLEGATIONS CONCERNING MARK FUHRMAN HELP FOCUS ATTENTION ON CHARGES OF SEEMINGLY INTRACTABLE CORRUPTION AND BRUTALITY IN AMERICA'S POLICE DEPARTMENTS

[My partner] is so hung up on the rules and stuff. I get pissed sometimes and go, "You just don't even [expletive] understand. This job is not rules. This is a feeling. [Expletive] the rules; we'll make them up later." --Former Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman in a tape-recorded conversation

ON NOV. 22, 1988, A POLICE officer obtained a routine warrant to search Joseph Morris' Philadelphia steak house by claiming he had watched a teenager sell marijuana outside a local high school, had followed him into the restaurant and had seen him hand a roll of cash to Morris. The...

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