Several Russian policemen have reportedly voiced concerns over law enforcement treatment on YouTube.
Moscow, Russia (WiredPRNews.com) – Several policemen in Russia are reportedly turning to online social media to voice their concerns over law enforcement abuses. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), several officers are using YouTube as a whistle blowing platform in an effort to spark change in corruption within the police force.
Maj. Alexey Dymovsky, a Novorossiisk officer credited with starting the trend, is quoted by the AP as stating in his address to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, “I am fighting for the truth… I am a bit scared to address you and the whole country … but I can’t do it any other way.”
As noted in the report, Dymovsky’s videos have so far received approximately 700,000 hits. President Dmitry Medvedev reportedly praised law enforcement at a recent reception, however he also requested “the most energetic measures to cleanse the ranks of the police and special services of unworthy personnel.”
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