Tag Archive: Police Corruption


Some Police Revenue Streams Are More Outrageous Than Others

 

 

 

 

 

” There has been a lot of news out of Ferguson lately.

  You had the release of the Justice Department report that, while clearing officer Wilson and debunking “Hands up don’t shoot,” hit the police department for racial practices which led to protests, resignations, the shooting of two police officers and, last  weekend, the arrest of Jeffrey Williams, the shooter.

  But in all the news coverage, protests, and resulting spin, there is one aspect of this story that, for several reasons, is worthy of a lot more attention before it’s forgotten:  the outrageous use of policing as a city revenue stream.

 

   From the report:

  The City’s emphasis on revenue generation has a profound effect on FPD’s approach to law enforcement.  Patrol assignment an schedules are geared toward aggressive enforcement of Ferguson’s municipal code, with insufficient thought given to whether enforcement strategies promote public safety or unnecessarily undermine community trust and cooperation.

 

  This practice sets up a perverse reward system if you are a cop, the report explained:

  Officer evaluations and promotions depend to an inordinate degree on “productivity” meaning the number of citations issued.

 

  And the courts aren’t helping either:

  The municipal court does not act as a neutral arbiter of the law or a check on unlawful police conduct.  Instead the court primarily uses its judicial authority as the means to compel the payment of fines and fees that advance the City’s financial interests.

 

  This is not a new issue to some. Rand Paul,for example, has talked about it for a while, most recently at Bowe state university in Maryland: “

 

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Bombshell Interview: Cop Reveals That “Planting Evidence And Lying” Are Just “Part Of The Game”

 

 

 

” Journalists at the DC Post were looking through message boards that are frequented by law enforcement officers, when they found a post where one officer was causally talking about planting evidence on “mouthy drivers” and “street lawyers.”

  The Post then contacted the officer and conducted an anonymous interview with him where he revealed his disturbing perspective.

  The officer revealed the illegal and unethical actions that he is proud of taking on the job. The DC Post has also said that they have verified the officer’s position with the Palm Beach County police department, and they have verified many of the claims that he has made.

  The original post was titled “Tricks of the trade – let’s exchange!” and featured the following message:

“ I have a method for getting people off the street that should not be there. Mouthy drivers, street lawyers, assholes and just anyone else trying to make my job difficult. Under my floor mat, I keep a small plastic dime baggie with Cocaine in residue. Since it’s just residue, if it is ever found during a search of my car like during an inspection, it’s easy enough to explain. It must have stuck to my foot while walking through San Castle. Anyways, no one’s going to question an empty baggie. The residue is the key because you can fully charge some asshole with possession of cocaine, heroin, or whatever just with the residue. How to get it done? “I asked Mr. DOE for his identification. And he pulled out his wallet, I observed a small plastic baggie fall out of his pocket…” You get the idea. easy, right? Best part is, those baggies can be found lots of places so you can always be ready. Don’t forget to wipe the baggie on the person’s skin after you arrest them because you want their DNA on the bag if they say you planted it or fight it in court.”  “

 

 

Read more about this disgusting admission at The Free Thought Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 11-15-14 to 11-17-14

 

National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

 

 

” Here are the 7 reports tracked for Saturday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17, 2014:

  • Update: Campbell, Wisconsin (Previously reported 07-25-14): The police chief pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge that accused him of harassing a local tea party activist by using his email to sign him up for multiple online dating, insurance, and pornography websites. ly/Eq3lV
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts: A police officer who drew his gun following a heated argument with another officer at a restaurant was fired following an investigation. ly/EpKPi
  • Beardstown, Illinois: Police arrested one of their own officers on charges of theft, criminal damage to government-supported property, and official misconduct. ly/Eowfs
  • Hoffman Estates, Illinois: An officer allegedly made a phone call to people in a hotel room warning them that officers were on their way. Police were responding to a complaint of loud noise and a marijuana smell. ly/Eoybf
  • Phoenix, Arizona: A detective is facing charges of domestic violence and disorderly conduct after he allegedly got into a fight with his girlfriend.ly/EovHa
  • Rocky Ford, Colorado: A police officer has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of a 27-year-old man. He is being held on a $1 million bond. ly/Eovw9
  • Update: Placer County, California (Previously reported 07-14-14): A now-former sheriff’s deputy pled no contest to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a minor. ly/EqayE “

 

 

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National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

 National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 11-06-14

 

 

 

 

    Welcome to a new daily feature here at YouViewed where we will bring you the latest news on police corruption from the Cato Institute .

 

 

” Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, November 16, 2014:

  • Goodyear, Arizona: A police officer is being investigated over allegations he secretly recorded nearly two dozen women while they undressed at a tanning salon. http://ow.ly/DT5vo
  • Jackson, Tennessee: A police officer was indicted after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said he filed false reports that his truck had been stolen. http://ow.ly/DT6bp
  • Dallas, Texas: The Child Abuse Squad has arrested a police officer on a charge of harassment. http://ow.ly/DT6Px
  • Jonesboro, Arizona: A patrolman was arrested on a charge of public servant bribery, which is a Class D felony. http://ow.ly/DT97s
  • Cumberland County, Maine: A 26-year veteran twice named Trooper of the Year, pled guilty to sexual contact. One of the mostly highly decorated police officers in Maine’s history was sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child. http://ow.ly/DTa1D
  • Cook County, Illinois: An officer allegedly conspired with his former partner to commit robberies of marijuana, contraband cigarettes and cash.http://ow.ly/DTctb
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A now-former officer is charged with participating in a scheme to extort drugs and money from drug dealers and drug buyers while working as a police officer. http://ow.ly/DTgi1
  • Update: Romulus, Michigan (Previously reported 10-21-14): Three now-former police officers have been sentenced to probation in connection with a corruption case that sent the city’s former chief to jail. The officers will also have to pay restitution in the case. http://ow.ly/DTgDO
  • Greenacres, Florida: A police officer is accused of breaking a 14-year-old girl’s arm during an arrest attempt that was initiated because the officer attempted to view a video on her cell phone without a search warrant. The officer then arrested the teen for resisting arrest. http://ow.ly/DTkpV
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: A now-former police sergeant avoided jail time and entered a no contest plea. “There was rather overwhelming evidence of his guilt,” said the District Attorney General. The officer was indicted on three counts of official misconduct and three counts of theft under $500 after pills and other evidence went missing from the department’s property room several months earlier. http://ow.ly/DTlos “

 

Courtesy of Cato Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former VPD Officer Faces Sex Charges

 

 

Cop Kiddie Porn

 

 

” Former Valdosta Police Officer Michael Linger, 43, was indicted by a Lowndes County Grand Jury for two counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children. 

  The Valdosta Police Department Bureau of Investigations and Internal Affairs Investigators worked with Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office and ICE Agents during the investigation. 

  The investigation revealed that this conduct did not take place while Linger was on duty with the Valdosta Police Department.   Linger, who was assigned to the Bureau of Patrol Services during his career with the police department, was immediately terminated from his employment as a Valdosta Police Officer on October 3, 2013.”

 

     As we continue to compile cases of police illegality and corruption we have come across a common theme , that being the fact that no matter how heinous the crime a police officer is accused of there never seems to be a picture of the alleged perpetrator .  Yet one more double standard regarding the different treatment under the law received by the “elites” and by the average citizen . 

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