Violence Intervention Broward Proactive Enforcement Response (VIPER), created to “target, track, investigate, and apprehend Broward County’s most violent criminals,” are now using crooked means to imprison African-Americans.
Florida law enforcement officials in Broward County have been accused of using illegal and criminal ways to instigate Black men into committing crimes.
“To accomplish its goal effectively the squad utilizes intelligence-led policing and numerous investigative techniques. VIPER has also become a vital regional asset, assisting other units and agencies with tracking down murder suspects, bank robbers, escaped criminals and numerous others,” their website reads.
A criminal defense attorney, Kevin Kulik, has recently filed a lawsuit to charge VIPER unit of using his client’s ex-girlfriend to engage him into stealing from a hotel safe.
According to Kulik, this was a scheme the sheriff used to arrest the ex-convict, who at first was not interested in the gun, which was in the safe. Kulik, therefore, made a motion to dismiss the charges against his client, who was accused of burglary, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
In his motion, he said, “Clearly BSO was most interested in the firearm allegedly inside the safe because the firearm trumps up the charges against Mr. Hilaire. Without the firearm inside the safe, Mr. Hilaire could not be charged with armed burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon, or grand theft of a firearm.”
Kulik has also found out about other ex-offenders, who became the victims of this so-called task force. All 13 of them were Black.
It’s high time we start calling a cat a cat! There is a criminal offence known as incitement to commit a crime, and that’s exactly what VIPER is doing (though maybe it’s horrible to admit such things in relation to law enforcement). They are also targeting vulnerable groups of people, so the guilty ones should be punishable to the fullest extent of the law!
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