The Low Level of International Police and Legal Standards

Executive Summary

  • The policing and legal standards of the average country are appalling low.
  • This article covers how low.


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Getting Off For Murder in Jamaica

This quote describes the legal outcome of a man who is claimed to have killed an American in Jamaica.

Several months later, the relationship started to sour.  Todd would call Marcy from the hotel frequently to tell her he had to take guests to Negril or some other strange story and would be very late coming home.  Then the arguments would start between them.  He was both physically and verbally abusive to her.

Shortly after we moved to Jamaica, my wife and I met Marcy for the first time at in an in-home wake for a friend of ours and Todd’s.  The two women hit it off from the beginning and became good friends.

My wife particularly liked Marcy as she was the only American woman she had met up to this time.  But during one of their phone conversations, it was apparent that Todd was becoming very controlling of her life.  So much so Marcy had to account for every minute of every day.  Marcy would have to hang up quickly before Todd saw her on the phone or there would be even more questions.  It wasn’t many days after that last phone call between my wife and Marcy that I received a phone call from the police saying Marcy had been murdered.  The police called us as they couldn’t contact her two sisters in the states.

To make this long story short, Todd was charged and tried for Marcy’s murder, but was found not guilty partially because some of the jurors lived in the same community as Todd and were afraid of repercussions. Incidentally, Todd is now married to the girlfriend he had before and during his marriage with Marcy. – Jamaicans

Mexican Policing

The security apparatus carries a high corruption risk for businesses operating in Mexico. Businesses report very low confidence in the reliability of the police services and businesses indicate that they face high costs due to crime and violence (GCR 2017-2018). Nearly two-thirds of Mexicans believe most or all police officers are corrupt (GCB 2017). The police are highly corrupt and often operate with impunity in many regions of the country (BTI 2018). Corruption is most prevalent at the municipal and state levels, but it is also a problem at the federal level (BTI 2018). The police have also frequently been involved with drug organizations and accused of other law violations (BTI 2018). Previous attempts to improve the situation, including the dissolution of the Federal Police and reforms including the centralization of police forces, have not shown results (BTI 2018). Clientelism is widespread in Mexico and local and state governments have used the police to serve their clientelistic agendas (BTI 2018).

In September 2014, dozens of Mexican police officers were accused of kidnapping 43 students in the town of Iguala and handing them over to a local drug gang to later be killed under the order of a high-level politician (Independent, Nov. 2014). The case is indicative of the high-level of corruption and impunity within Mexico’s law enforcement authorities. Independent investigations into the role the government played in killings were ongoing as of the time of review (The Intercept, Sept. 2017). – Risk and Compliance Portal

Cambodian Policing

There is a high risk of corruption when dealing with the Cambodian police. More than half of Cambodians perceive the police as corrupt (GCB 2015). Companies do not have faith in the police’s ability to uphold law and order (GCR 2016-2017). Over half of firms pay for private security and a quarter of firms indicate that crime, theft, and disorder form a major constraint on their ability to do business (ES 2016). Cambodian police officials abuse their power with impunity: There are cases in which public officials, including police officers, have received kickbacks from owners of illegal businesses to keep their businesses operating (HRR 2016).

Traffic police are allowed to keep 70% of all cash collected from handing out fines; this is done in an effort to discourage rent-seeking behavior among police (TIME, Jul. 2015). Kampong Thom, a provincial police chief was stripped of his rank and removed from office after allegations surfaced that he demanded bribes from officers under his command in return for promotions (Khmer Times, Mar. 2017). – Risk and Compliance Portal

Poverty Leads to Corruption?

A common statement is that countries are not responsible for their corrupt policing and legal systems if they are poor. The Gulf States call this into question.

This is a long video that gets into the repressive system of the ultra-wealthy Qatar, which is both a predominantly slave society of guest workers, that is most of the population lives under conditions of slavery or slavery without being called slavery, and that people are imprisoned for nearly any statement against the government. Furthermore, non-citizens have very weak legal rights. 

Saudi Arabia’s Legal System

All Mulism societies have legal systems that are horrific, yet this does not seem to stop Muslims who have immigrated from Muslim countries to escape such injustice to asking for Sharia courts to be implemented in Western societies. Saudi Arabia’s police and the legal system are so unjust it is a statement as to the complete lack of ethics of Western societies that they have relations with them. The following is a typical example of Saudi Arabian “justice.”

A Saudi court sentenced a Yemeni man to 15 years in prison for apostasy on October 21, 2021, based on comments made via two anonymous Twitter accounts, Human Rights Watch said today. The court found that the tweets were promoting “apostasy, unbelief, and atheism.”

Saudi authorities arrested Ali Abu Luhum, 38, on August 23, and are holding him in Najran prison in southern Saudi Arabia. The sentence has been appealed, and a final judgment must be approved by the Supreme Court.

“Saudi authorities are sparing no expense to portray the country as tolerant and reforming, but contradicting state orthodoxy on religion still results in a decade-and-a-half prison sentence,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Performers involved in events supported by the Saudi government should think long and hard about whether they are helping to whitewash the government’s abuses.”

An informed source told Human Rights Watch that on August 23, Abu Luhum’s Saudi employer called, asking him to come to a brief meeting, after which he left his home and never returned. The source later learned that Saudi authorities had arrested him and were holding him at the police criminal investigation department.

Saudi authorities did not permit Abu Luhum to have a lawyer during his initial detention and interrogation. His family was finally allowed to arrange for a lawyer a month after his arrest.

Based on court documents reviewed by Human Rights Watch, Saudi prosecutors contended that the anonymous Twitter accounts in question were registered with phone numbers tied to Abu Luhum. Prosecutors charged Abu Luhum with a host of apostasy and blasphemy-related charges, including denial of the existence of God; impersonating, doubting, and mocking God, Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, and the day of resurrection; promoting atheism; and publishing and promoting that which prejudices public order, religious values, and public morals on social media.

Abu Luhum’s confession, which forms the basis of the prosecutors’ case against him, was coerced by prosecutors, the source said, by threatening to also indict his wife if he did not sign the confession. Prosecutors demanded the death penalty for Abu Luhum based on hudud, crimes that carry specific penalties under the country’s interpretation of Islamic law.

However, because Abu Luhum retracted his confession in court, the court rejected the hudud claim and sentenced him to 10 years in prison based on the Islamic law principle ta’zir, under which judges hold wide discretionary power to determine punishments in individual cases, and five years based on article 6 of Saudi Arabia’s anti-cybercrimes law. The court also ordered the Twitter accounts closed.

Saudi authorities regularly pursue charges against people based solely on their peaceful exercise of freedom of expression, in violation of international human rights obligations. With few exceptions, the government does not tolerate public worship by adherents of religions other than Islam. It systematically discriminates against Muslim religious minorities, notably Twelver Shia and Ismailis, including in public education, the justice system, religious freedom, and employment.

“A ‘modernizing’ Saudi Arabia needs to first stop policing people’s personal beliefs,” Page said. “As it seeks to modernize its criminal justice system, Saudi Arabia should urgently prioritize decriminalizing peaceful speech, starting with the decriminalization of blasphemy.” – Human Rights Watch

Egypt’s Legal System

60,000 political prisoners in Egypt.

Egypt constantly imprisons those that disagree with the government, and Egypt demands these topics be censored by Western media. 

Moronoic Religious Police in Indonesia

Muslim Patrols in the US

As Muslims have come to the US, now Muslims want Islamic law imposed on a country to which they immigrated. 

Legal and Policing Systems Worldwide

This is the reality of the legal system in so many countries. I have been shocked to find that in the Gulf States, non-citizens have virtually no rights versus citizens. In Saudi Arabia, they arrested a woman for driving, kept her for two years, tortured her, burned her legs, threatened to throw her in the sewer, and repeatedly raped her. In Muslim society, as soon as a woman is disgraced (which she was because she drove), she loses her virtue and can be raped with impunity. Trump knew all of this, as do others in the US government, and they could not care less. All they care about is “maintaining relations,” selling more weapons systems, etc… A functional legal system is a white construct, as is non-corrupt policing.

But it took a long time to get there. In the US, as late as the 1890’s you could buy your position in the New York police department. If you come from the US, any country you go to will be shocking regarding law enforcement.

  • In Latin America, the police are in on thefts and kidnappings. In many of these countries, it is just assumed nearly all the police are corrupt.
  • Being in these countries is amazing. The public does not expect the public to look out for their interests.
  • In Brazil, shopkeepers pay the police to shoot shoplifting kids. Brazilian police frequently kill citizens, steal their money, etc… There are no repercussions.

Abusing Policing and Legal Systems Worldwide are a Major Motivator for Emigration

Low quality and abusive policing and legal system in non-white countries are a major reason that non-whites want to immigrate to white countries. And the only place that has even minimally acceptable law enforcement is white countries. Non-white countries have a number of excuses they like to rely on to dispel responsibility for making positive changes. They are “developing countries,” they are “modernizing,” everything is about postponing change so that the abuse can continue.


There are only a few examples of acceptable police and legal systems in non-white countries in the world. Japan is one example, but offers virtually no chance to escape prosecution once charges are brought. There is very little discussion of improving the policing and legal system in non-white countries.