Friday police misconduct wrap up

This just in from the Cato institute

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-07-15

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, October 7, 2015:

      • Oklahoma County, Oklahoma: A corporal was charged with felony strangulation for an attack on his girlfriend. He resigned. ow.ly/T7neK
      • Kenosha County, Wisconsin: A deputy was charged with obstruction and misconduct for stealing drugs during a sting. ow.ly/T7rE2
      • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (Laredo, TX): An officer was arrested for pulling his gun on a driver. He was placed on leave. ow.ly/T7txz
      • Darien, Connecticut: Two officers were arrested for shooting a vehicle with their firearms. ow.ly/T7w28
      • Breckinridge County, Kentucky: The sheriff was arrested for DUI and terroristic threatening. ow.ly/T7AkR
      • Donna, Texas: An officer pled guilty to tampering and was sentenced to 120 hours of community service for fixing a ticket. ow.ly/T7BHo
      • Carlsbad, California: A woman is suing the city for being punched in the face while she was subdued during a 2013 arrest. There is video of the incident. ow.ly/T7Q5C
      • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was indicted on a vehicular homicide charge for hitting a pedestrian in March. ow.ly/T8wi7
      • University of Oklahoma: An officer was arrested for breaking into a car, stealing a cell phone, and attempting to send sexual content with it. ow.ly/T8yzu
      • Much more here:

http://www.policemisconduct.net/national-police-misconduct-newsfeed-daily-recap-10-07-15

A salute to the heroes in blue

As long as they come home safe, everything is all right

Seriously, When is America going to wake up to what is going on?

I think it will be soon

Now that most every encounter is captured on cell phone
Things are going to have to give
It will no longer be your word against the holy “Sworn officer of the court”
It will be cell phone video against the testimony of a lying cop
Make sure you video any encounter you see or are involved in

Cop charged with 36 counts of rape, police union stands behind him

Posted by Deborah Lee Jarrett

“As a police employee, Daniel Holtzclaw has for years subsisted on extorting those in his community. While many, per decades of indoctrination, overlook that specific transgression (though that is definitely changing as more people become aware of that systemic double standard), it is his other rights-violating actions that as of late, have drawn the ire of many. Specifically, that he engaged in rape, sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy, incident exposure, burglary, and stalking while he donned a badge.

Holtzclaw – called “the Claw” by his friends, a nickname he was given when he played college football – is now being held with a 5-million-FRN bail.

From KOCO.com:

Holtzclaw is charged with four counts of sexual battery, four counts of indecent exposure, burglary, stalking, four counts of forcible oral sodomy, and two counts of rape. Fifty-five witnesses are listed in the court documents…

According to a probable cause affidavit included in the charging documents, Holtzclaw stopped a woman walking in the area of Northeast 14th and Jordan on April 24. He located a crack pipe in her property. Instead of arresting her he allegedly took her home, forced her to perform oral sex and then raped her, making the statement, “This is better than the county,” referring to the jail.

Anthony Douglas, president of the Oklahoma NAACP told KOCO they plan to ask the U.S. attorney general to review the case and elevate the charges to hate crimes because the alleged victims are African-American.

In a classic attempt to circle the wagons, friends and family of “the Claw” started a Facebook page and GoFundMe campaign. As ostracism is important, feel free to drop by there and share your thoughts.

The former has as it’s banner image a quote from the head of the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police John George, who notes that their outfit “stands firmly by its officers until a full investigation is completed.” Such is the norm in the thin blue line culture

https://www.copblock.org/70243/theclaw/?cbaf=27

And below is where the case sits today

“OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Oklahoma City police officer, who is awaiting trial on sexual assault charges, may end up costing the city hefty legal fees.

Last year, Daniel Holtzclaw was placed on administrative leave after several women accused him of rape.

Holtzclaw is charged with 36 counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy after several women came forward, claiming the officer assaulted them while they were in custody or inside his police car.

He was fired from the force in January.

One of those women he’s accused of assaulting is suing both Holtzclaw and the city in a civil lawsuit.

The attorney representing the former officer in the civil suit is now asking the city to pay for his defense with taxpayer dollars.

The city council will consider that request next week.

From news channel 4:  http://kfor.com/2015/10/07/attorney-for-former-officer-charged-with-rape-asking-city-to-pay-for-his-defense-in-civil-suit/

Real sweetheart isn’t he?

This could be the cop that pulls you over

Or gives testimony in court against you

He was after all a sworn officer of the court

The judge will believe him over you

At least until he was caught

And to top it all off he is given default hero status because he “puts his life on the line every day”

Even though being a bartender is a more dangerous job

Does it seem that I have something against cops?

I do

At least the crooked ones

The ones who lie, abuse, steal, give false testimony, have child porn, rape women, burn children’s genitalia with blow dryers, do drive by shootings, drive drunk and try to badge out of it, murder, rape children,abduct people, shake people down on the roadside and so on

If you go through my stories here you will find all of those things including links to 11 cases of child rape and porn that happened in a short few week period

Again, Do I have something against cops?

No , not the good ones

But these days they seem like they are pretty few and fa between

Another pervert cop in Florida: South Miami cop playing truth or dare with underage girls

Posted by Deborah Lee Jarrett

“MIAMI (CBSMiami) — State agents arrested a South Miami police officer for allegedly having inappropriate interactions with underage girls.

South Miami cop Joe Mendez walked out of the Broward County Jail on $42,000 bond around 8 p.m. Tuesday. The officer spent hours at the jail being booked in, having his mugshot taken and awaiting bond. When he saw our cameras he had lots to say about the allegations that he possessed child pornography and contributed to the delinquency of a minor. Specifically, he had a message for the community.

“They know who I am,” he said. “They know I didn’t do anything.”

But the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Mendez, the former coordinator of the South Miami Police Explorers Program for young people 14 to 20 years old, did lots wrong.

They accuse him of buying alcohol for a pair of underage female cadets, asking them to play truth or dare with him and asking to show him their private parts. Mendez denied all of it.

“Detective were you playing truth or dare with underage girls?” a reporter asked.

“I have no comment,” he replied.

FDLE says the allegations came to light by a fellow South Miami Police officer. We asked Mendez if he believes there’s a vendetta against him.

“What do you guys think?” he replied.

Authorities said a complaint of misconduct from a fellow officer in June 2014 triggered an investigation into allegations he had inappropriate interactions with a number of female cadets in the program and that the interactions may have been sexual in nature. He is also accused of buying alcohol for the girls.”

From CBS Miami: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/09/29/officer-arrested-for-inappropriate-conduct-with-underage-girls/

A few bad apples?

It sounds like an epidemic in South Florida

Every week they are getting arrested for graft, theft, corruption and worse

Want to move to Florida?

You better realize that every time you or your loved ones leave your home that you risk contact with one of these animals

Your family is literally in danger every time they leave in a vehicle

A few bad apples?

Is that why every day, day after day reports like this surface

According to one study done in 2001, 46% of cops who had been polled nationwide admitted to witnessing misconduct by another officer and covering it up

How many cops are doing bad acts for them to be witnessed by 46% of other cops?

I know this sounds biased and one sided, but think about this

Drew Peterson had 911 called on him 19 times for domestic violence

19 times

19 times and no arrest

Does that sound like a few bad apples?

Take those 19 times and multiply it by every cop who knew about it from dispatch down to a cop telling his partner at lunch

Does that sound like an exaggeration?

Or a real problem?

Let’s not forget also that three women died because of these “Few bad apples”

Just remember every time that you have contact with one of these heroes in blue

You may be in danger

Because there are a lot of bad apples out there