QUESTION: Should police get more leeway in court given the challenges they face in maintaining law and order in today's society or should we continue to insist on honesty above all else in the criminal justice system -- even if it means fewer arrests?
Since there are laws that basically enforce tougher penalties for violence against a law enforcement agent, there should be similar laws against law enforcement agents violating the law. Lying under oath should result in immediate termination along with 1-5 years in jail. Prosecutoral misconduct should be treated similarly.
Criminals will always lie and cheat, etc., but if the cops and the prosecutors don't take the higher ground then justice means nothing.