It’s not just a few bad apples
It’s a few good apples
And they keep it that way
It’s not just a few bad apples
It’s a few good apples
And they keep it that way
“Four former Marion County sheriff’s deputies were sentenced to prison terms Wednesday afternoon for their roles in a violent drug arrest in 2014.
All had previously pleaded guilty in federal court to deprivation of rights under color of law in connection with the Aug. 7, 2014 beating of Derrick Price in a Marion Oaks parking lot. The former deputies, who resigned before pleading guilty in 2015, testified at the trial of their co-defendant, Jesse Terrell, who was acquitted.
Two of the four deputies pleaded guilty on other counts, and thus their sentences were slightly longer.
Senior U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges sentenced them as follows:
• Trevor Fitzgerald: One year and one day in prison and three years of probation.
• James Amidei: One year and one day in prison and three years of probation.
• Adam Crawford: 14 months in prison and three years of probation. He had also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.
• Cody Hoppel: 14 months in prison and three years of probation. He had also pleaded guilty in connection with a separate beating incident that involved Dustin Heathman, who’s currently serving life imprison for shooting at deputies during a standoff in June 2014.
“The judge said there were a number of factor he had to consider when deciding on sentences, the most important of which were acknowledging the seriousness of the offense, promoting respect for the law, and ensuring general deterrence so that this type of behavior does not occur again among law enforcement officials.
The defense noted that Fitzgerald and Amidei did not strike Price; rather, they failed to intervene during the beating and then lied about what happened during the subsequent investigation. A security video that caught the incident on tape shows Fitzgerald sitting on Price’s legs so he could handcuff him — a move consistent with law enforcement training — while Amidei, who arrived during the beating, walked around aimlessly.
Hoppel and Crawford, by contrast, were actively involved in Price’s beating.
At 2:38 p.m., after a comprehensive airing of his observations, thoughts, and the relevant legal points and precedents, Hodges started with Fitzgerald and Amidei and then addressed the other two. As he imposed sentence some people in the audience cried. Crawford hung his head, hands in face.”
Video of beating here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQp0xvi0b8w
The story is here at Ocala.com: http://www.ocala.com/article/20160420/ARTICLES/160429985?p=2&tc=pg
Scumbags got just what they deserved
After the fact they lied and tried to cover it up
“SAN JOSE — In courtrooms down the hall from each other Friday, two disgraced ex-cops were sentenced simultaneously for unrelated sex crimes.
Former Santa Clara police Sgt. Thomas Leipelt, 46, was sentenced to 45 days in jail and will have to register as a sex offender after being convicted of exposing himself in front of his girlfriend’s co-worker in the back room of a Santana Row boutique.
In a far more serious case, former San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputy Galen Underwood was ordered to serve what is likely to be the rest of his life in prison for secretly molesting a female relative in Gilroy for 6 years, starting when she was 11. Underwood, 43, was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison plus 38 years.
The two rare, life-changing dramas played out on the crowded third floor of the west wing of the Hall of Justice, where defendants accused of more minor offenses and their families milled about obliviously.
Underwood’s wife cried when Judge Vanessa A. Zecher imposed the mandatory sentence. In a case tried by prosecutor Chuck Gillingham and defense attorney Chuck Smith, Underwood was found guilty last summer of seven offenses, including aggravated sexual assault and assaulting the victim with the intent of committing sodomy and rape.
Underwood’s secret life surfaced in the fall of 2013, when the victim ended her years long ordeal by reporting the abuse to her guidance counselor. Three days later, Underwood, who lived in Gilroy, was arrested. He has been in custody ever since. He was fired by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department in 2014.
Down the hall, Leipelt covered his face to prevent a TV camera from capturing his reaction to the sentence pronounced by Judge Paul R. Bernal. The conviction also carries an automatic requirement that Leipelt register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He is eligible to petition the court to rescind the sex offender registration requirement after seven years, contingent on having a perfect probation record.
Hey look! It’s a two for
Hahaha! You scumbags got what you deserved
Couple of real heroes aren’t they?
Just a couple of bad apples right?
Not like there is anything wrong with the personality type of a guy who wants to wear a gun and control people for a living
The rest of them out there are regular everyday heroes risking their lives every day to stave off imminent anarchy
Regular domestic warriors keeping all of us safe
Just remember when ever you interact with one of them
It’s just a few bad apples
By: James Buechele
April 15, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Tallahassee Police Officer is under arrest after what appears to be an episode of road rage last week. Officer James Harris faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a run-in with a cyclist last week.
Arrest papers say Harris’s minivan passed just inches away from the cyclist.
The victim was riding north on Lohnbladh Road near the intersection of Metropolitan Boulevard. The report says the victim reached out and slapped the side of the van. That van was being driven by James Harris, who was off duty at the time.
According to the arrest report, the two got into an argument and the victim says Harris grabbed him. The cyclist then started to pedal away when he says Harris got into his van, hit the gas and drove right towards him. The victim says if it weren’t for him moving off of the road he would have been hit.
TPD Officer David Northway says, “So we have to charge what is by Florida statute. That’s the way we have to do it. Road rage is a terminology that most people use, you certainly could use the moniker in that case but we’re not allowed to call it that.”
Harris turned himself in this afternoon and was booked in the Leon County Jail. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a felony
Florida has some of the most violent and corrupt cops in the nation
Look at this guy as an example
It is simply who he is, whether in or out of uniform
This is the guy who pulls you over on a dark Florida highway
This is also the guy who testifies in court and his word is given the weight of truth
This is the guy who was a sworn officer of the court
One day before his arrest
This is the guy who can shoot to kill if he “Fears for his life”
One day before his arrest
This is the guy who is given default “Hero” status
One day before his arrest
This is the guy to whom nothing is more important than “Going home safe”
How did that work out for you?
Source: Activist Post, by Matt Agorist Without giving any reason whatsoever, the entire Green Mountain Police department in Colorado has quit. The chief of police announced his resignation on Tuesday and he was quickly followed by all the other officers. It has now been 4 days and, remarkably, the town of Green Mountain Falls does […]
” A former Jasper police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he extorted money from an unnamed drug dealer in exchange for information regarding police investigations into illegal drug activity in the city.
Leverne Dewaun Hill Jr. pleaded guilty March 23 to charges of extortion and bribery, according to a plea agreement given to the Eagle by the U.S. Attorney’s Office this week.
Hill was indicted in January in federal court in Birmingham on charges of extortion and bribery.
According to the indictment, in April 2015 Hill “proposed that Individual A pay Hill $25,000 for information related to the Jasper Police Department’s investigation affecting Individual A’s drug business, so that Individual A would not be arrested or prosecuted.”
Hill was reportedly paid $10,000 in four installments over the course of several months. The first two payments were made in cash, the indictment says, while Hill was in uniform and driving a patrol vehicle.
Two other payments were made via wire transfers from Individual A’s bank account to Hill’s bank account.
Bank records confirmed the wire transfers.
The indictment also said Hill “fronted money to drug dealers for drug transactions involving crack cocaine and heroin, and received the profit from those transactions.”
The rest of the story is at Mountaineagle.com here : http://mountaineagle.com/stories/jpdofficer-pleads-guilty-to-extortion-facing-prison,6641?platform=hootsuite
Now there is an everyday hero for you
One day he is walking down the street
A hero in blue
The next day he is wearing an orange jump suit
But the day before he gets busted
If you make him “Fear for his life”
You know, by lunging, walking with a purpose, suddenly reaching
He can execute you
And most likely be exonerated
Just remember the next time you see a cop with his shiny badge
He probably has more in common with the criminal than you
“SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A former Greene County, Mo., Deputy Sheriff has pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving and distributing child pornography.
Juan T. Jones, 28, of Springfield, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, April 18, 2016, to the charge contained in a Jan. 19, 2016, federal indictment. Jones was a Greene County Deputy Sheriff at the time of the offense.
An officer with the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force Officer opened the investigation on Sept. 25, 2015, after a CyberTip from Dropbox to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Dropbox had discovered many video and image files that contained child pornography, which had been uploaded by Jones.
Investigators executed a search warrant at Jones’s residence on Jan. 6, 2016. While the warrant was being executed, they contacted Jones at his place of employment, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. Jones admitted to investigators that he had looked at child pornography for as long as 10 years. Jones also admitted that he had exchanged child pornography images on Tumblr. Investigators discovered numerous images of child pornography on Jones’s cell phone.”
The original here from KY3: http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Former-Greene-County-sheriffs-deputy-pleads-guilty-to-child-porn-376212711.html
A few bad apples, huh?
This is really starting to sound prevalent
I did not start out on a quest to expose child molesting cops
But every morning when I check the news feeds there is another one in my face
I guess it comes down to the question of what kind of person wants to control others
What is in that persons psychological make up that drives that need to be in control
Just remember when you get pulled over on a dark highway by the man with handcuffs a badge and a gun who you may be dealing with
And as long as he goes home safe at night
That is all that matters
“LIMA — Stripped of his badge and the honor that goes with the job, a fired Lima police officer learned Thursday his freedom also would be taken away for the next 14 years for raping a 16-year-old girl.
Justin Bentz, 28, was sentenced to prison for the June 11 rape at a home west of Lima where he lived with a roommate. In addition, he will have to register and report in as a sex offender when he is released every 90 days for the rest of his life.
Bentz sat stone-faced throughout the hearing and had nothing to say based on the advice of his attorney to remain silent. An appeal of the decision is being planned.
Before Judge David Cheney sentenced Bentz, the judge said he had tremendous respect for police and the job officers do. Cheney also said police probably are more criticized today by various groups, sometimes unfairly, than during any time in history. However, the judge said the Bentz case is not one of those. Cheney said this was a clear case of a crime by an officer.
“He was an adult over and above being a police officer,” Cheney said. “This girl looked like she was 12 years old and to somehow indicate one was mistaken about her age is on the preposterous side.”
Besides Bentz’ position as a police officer, Cheney said he was especially troubled by the fact that just hours before Bentz raped the girl, he attended a law enforcement class educating him about sexual assault, the effects of alcohol in such cases, and the pitfalls of prosecuting such cases.”
“Stripped of his badge and the honor that goes with it”
What a joke that statement is
If that were the case this website would not exist
Neither would the Cato institute police misconduct site which logs hundreds of incidents a month
Or Cop block which now has chapters in every state
Or PINAC (Photography is not a crime)
Or Bad cop no donut
Or countless other police abuse sites
“In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child pornography; or sexual misconduct such as propositioning citizens or having consensual but prohibited on-duty intercourse.”
“The number is unquestionably an undercount because it represents only those officers whose licenses to work in law enforcement were revoked, and not all states take such action. California and New York — with several of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies — offered no records because they have no statewide system to decertify officers for misconduct. And even among states that provided records, some reported no officers removed for sexual misdeeds even though cases were identified via news stories or court records.”
Read the below and tell me that you get honor by putting on a badge
Just remember the guy with the badge and the gun who pulls you over or shows up at your house may or may not be one of these scumbags
The badge means nothing more than power over you
This is from a study by The National Institute of Ethics:
“The sampling of current officers was comprised of 2,698 full time officers from twenty-one different states. A total 1,116 of the 2,657 officers asked to complete a confidential questionnaire, did so. This equates to a response rate of 42 percent. An additional forty-one officers provided confidential interviews. The following facts were revealed.
“A Highlands County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested overnight for DUI.
Deputy James West was found stopped in the middle of the road “slumped over the steering wheel” on State Road 66 on the evening of April 14.
Sergeant Ahrens found him passed out in his truck with the truck running. He got West’s attention after many attempts and determined that West was under the extreme influence of alcohol.
Another deputy was called to help as it was determined that Field Sobriety Tests needed to be administered. After the tests, it was determined that West was under the influence and his normal facilities were impaired.
West refused to submit to a breath test. ”
The rest here from WTSP : http://www.wtsp.com/news/highlands-sheriffs-deputy-arrested-for-dui/132896181?platform=hootsuite
Sad lookin’ little feller isn’t He?
Someone didn’t get to go home safe that night
Here are the 13 reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, April 18, 2016: