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Categories: Human rights abuses in the United States, Police misconduct in the United States, Human rights abuses, Accountability, Law enforcement controversies in the United States
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blue wall of silence  blue wall  wall of silence
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The secrecy of police officers who lie or look the other way to protect other police officers WordNet 3.0
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The secrecy of police officers who lie or look the other way to protect other police officers WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
The blue wall of silence, also blue code and blue shield, are terms used in the United States to denote the informal code of silence among police officers not to report on a colleague's errors, misconducts, or crimes, including police brutality. Wikipedia
informal rule among police officers not to report on a colleague's errors, misconducts, or crimes, including police brutality Wikidata
Strict secretiveness maintained by the members of a police force with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable police actions. Wiktionary
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The blue wall cracked when some officers refused to take part in the cover-up WordNet 3.0