blue wall of silence


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Noun1.blue wall of silence - the secrecy of police officers who lie or look the other way to protect other police officers; "the blue wall cracked when some officers refused to take part in the cover-up"
cover-up - concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public
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To Phil Turner, a former federal prosecutor who is now a defense attorney in Chicago, the blue wall of silence isn't weakening so much as video evidence is revealing the truth.
The so-called blue wall of silence further protects them in their illegal arrests and unprovoked violence by punishing fellow cops who have the courage to blow the whistle.
The blue wall of silence has not gone away." Gda Keogh met the Interim Confidential Recipient in May and detailed corruption claims linked to drug dealing.
The blue wall of silence; the Morris Tribunal and police accountability in Ireland.