Are you safe when pulled over by a man with a gun and handcuffs? Short answer ? No

These are reports compiled by the CATO institute police misconduct site for 2 weeks in Nov. of 2016.That’s right, that is only 2 weeks. Whether child molestation, rape, beating, lying or stealing, these heroes in blue keep themselves busy.     Are you safe when you are pulled over on a dark highway by a man with a gun?  You decide. Read the stories linked below and think about whether anyone should be given default “Good guy” status.  If you think wearing a badge makes you a hero , think again.  Any time you are in the presence of an armed person your life is potentially in danger.  Now think about the type of person who aspires to a career where their day is spent controlling others around them with the threat of force.  Makes you feel real good when you see cherries light up behind you doesn’t it?

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-28-16

Here are the eleven reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, November 28, 2016:

  • Columbia, South Carolina: An officer was fired and arrested for first-degree sexual assault against a child under 11 years old. ow.ly/ph8r306zEkw
  • Coral Gables, Florida: An officer was suspended for allegedly kicking a juvenile suspect repeatedly. ow.ly/fA5Z306zEwE
  • Update: Canton Township, Michigan (First reported 11-14-16): An officer who suspended for calling black people “monkeys” on social media has resigned. ow.ly/QXta306zESa
  • Update: Hood River County, Oregon (First reported 09-28-16): A now-former deputy was indicted for sexually assaulting and photographing a naked minor.  ow.ly/jJUZ306AKN6
  • Update: Baton Rouge, Louisiana (First reported 07-14-16):  The City settled a class action lawsuit filed by a number of protesters after the Alton Sterling shooting for $100,000. ow.ly/1jg2306AWXG
  • Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas: A deputy and officer were booked on child endangerment and provision of a firearm to a felon charges. ow.ly/p6Sk306B1lB
  • Chicago, Illinois: An officer is under investigation for fatally shooting Kajuan Raye, 19, who was unarmed when he was shot in the back. ow.ly/N1Wt306B3gf
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: An officer is under internal investigation for shooting at a car full of people during a melee. ow.ly/KROs306B4Bm
  • Hammond, Indiana: An officer was arrested for OWI. ow.ly/Diwo306B4Wc
  • Boise, Idaho: A now-former officer was charged with grand theft for stealing from the police lodge where he served as president. ow.ly/dBD9306B5Xy
  • Update: Las Cruces, New Mexico (First reported 05-20-15): Two officers’ charges were dropped for a jailhouse beating that broke a man’s face and cracked his skull. One officer had gone to trial that resulted in mistrial; the second officer’s case was never presented to a jury. ow.ly/FT9D306B6RV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-23-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, November 23, 2016:

  • Post Falls, Idaho: An officer was cited for DUI after driving her car into a ditch while she was off duty. ow.ly/3hs3306siOU
  • St. Louis, Missouri: The police department is being sued by an Occupy protester who claims he was maced and punched by a detective without provocation. ow.ly/iknI306sjlF
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was charged with 53 criminal counts for misusing information from a law enforcement database for a private security job he ran while he was off duty. ow.ly/OlHE306sjOM
  • Update: Sandusky County, Ohio: The now-former sheriff pled guilty to theft of prescription pills and doctor shopping. His sentencing is scheduled for December 13. ow.ly/MB10306sqJU
  • Lake County, Indiana: A sergeant was arrested for OWI after crashing his car while off duty. ow.ly/OShl306srd3
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with attempted murder after shooting his son in the back during an altercation. The wound required a splenectomy as well as the removal of part of the victim’s colon. ow.ly/Vlqm306srt0
  • Charles County, Maryland: A deputy was charged with child pornography possession. ow.ly/kV6s306stqg
  • Update: Mahnomen County, Minnesota (First reported 11-25-15): A former deputy was reinstated by a labor arbitrator despite four alcohol-related convictions. ow.ly/l0AO306sv9Q

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-22-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, November 22, 2016:

  • New York, New York: A detective has been placed under investigation for a series of wrongful arrests in sexual assault cases. ow.ly/ubZR306pVqa
  • Florence County, South Carolina: A deputy was arrested for pointing his gun at someone while off duty at his home. ow.ly/mvUL306pWTP
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 11-18-16): The deputy inspector who was transferred for sexual misconduct has been arrested and charged in the case. ow.ly/Gm9i306q8ff
  • Tennessee State University: An officer was arrested for strangling her estranged boyfriend and harming her 5-year-old child. ow.ly/Hben306q0UB
  • Update: New Orleans, Louisiana (First reported 10-28-16): The officer who was arrested for rape in October has been charged with 16 additional criminal counts, including 13 sex crimes. ow.ly/yqYE306q1MO .
  • Frankfort, Kentucky: The department was harshly rebuked by a judge for “gross police misconduct,” including sexual misconduct by one officer and a widespread breach of ethics. ow.ly/U7DR306q6Jm
  • Michigan State Police: A trooper was charged for being super drunk and leaving the scene of an accident after crashing his vehicle into a home. ow.ly/eaLv306q7fL
  • El Centro, California: The police are investigating video footage of officers using force and siccing a K-9 against car theft suspect after a pursuit. ow.ly/TAvQ306qRok

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-21-16

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, November 21, 2016:

  • Volusia County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence. ow.ly/8SpT306nttU
  • Cameron, Wisconsin: A now-former officer was sentenced to five days in jail after pleading to lesser charges for removing a gun from a crime scene. ow.ly/qtdS306nvtv
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The department allegedly deleted or altered body camera footage of police shootings. ow.ly/PQYl306nIS5
  • Update: Montgomery, Alabama (First reported 03-02-16): An officer has been formally indicted for murder for fatally shooting Gregory Gunn. ow.ly/8Yqw306nwLG
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was fired for using excessive force during a traffic stop in March. ow.ly/IOrH306nxk8 .
  • Daytona Beach, Florida: An officer resigned after her claim about being shot at was debunked by investigators. ow.ly/BeoY306nybf
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer is under investigation for failing to report a crash with injury that involved an off-duty officer. ow.ly/9OVf306nAht

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-18-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, November 18, 2016:

  • Update: Indianapolis, Indiana (First reported 09-11-14): Two officers were acquitted of battery for actions against a veteran during a bar fight.ow.ly/Q84N306iXq7
  • Update: Madison County, Alabama (First reported 01-20-16): A now-former deputy was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his guilty plea to federal obstruction. He got in a fight with a man and then weeks later, tracked him down, pulled him over, and choked the man unconscious. After the incident, the deputy said he had never seen the man he attacked before. ow.ly/CmYo306iY9U
  • Update: New Orleans, Louisiana: The City settled a lawsuit with some survivors and families of slain Danziger Bridge shooting victims. ow.ly/UGxj306j3yf
  • Indian River County, Florida: A deputy was fired and charged with lewd and lascivious battery against a child, his step-daughter. ow.ly/i2mU306j59r
  • Temple, Texas: Three officers were suspended. Two were suspended for mishandling and delaying a murder investigation. The third was suspended for inappropriate use of force. ow.ly/HCaO306j6JU
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer who is also head of the police union was suspended for an altercation with a family member at the union hall. ow.ly/jtJR306ja1N
  • Baltimore, Maryland: An officer was charged with sexting  a 15-year-old boy in Pennsylvania. ow.ly/duao306jb0K
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 08-09-15): Now-former officer Wesley Cagle was sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting subdued suspect Michael Johansen in 2014.  ow.ly/zZ0W306jZv3
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was charged with theft and malfeasance for taking municipal fuel for personal vehicles. ow.ly/hJdt306jdau
  • New York, New York: A deputy inspector was assigned to desk duty and transferred after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a subordinate. ow.ly/fZlH306jY6U

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-17-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, November 17, 2016:

  • New York, New York: An officer was suspended and charged with menacing for pulling a gun on a motorist during an off-duty road rage incident. ow.ly/p2rS306erMf
  • San Luis Obispo County, California: A deputy was arrested after driving 100mph while intoxicated. Press complained they did not get a reason that he was never booked and did not take a mugshot. ow.ly/glPP306gEvz
  • Update: Bullitt County, Kentucky (First reported 05-20-16): A now-former special deputy pled guilty to drug conspiracy. The prosecutor recommended he be sentenced to five years of probation on February 6.ow.ly/34CS306gGN2
  • Wheeling, Ohio: An officer was charged with having a sexual relationship with 17-year-old student at the school where he worked. ow.ly/NnOy306gJsg
  • New York, New York: An officer was charged with unlawful imprisonment, providing a false statement, and misconduct for arresting man over a parking dispute. ow.ly/BOKR306gKI7
  • Oklahoma County, Oklahoma: A deputy resigned after his arrest for beating a 7-year-old child. ow.ly/y1aZ306gMID
  • Wayne County, Michigan: A deputy was charged with sex crimes against a child under 13-years-old. ow.ly/ZszM306gNCg
  • Flagstaff, Arizona: An officer was placed on leave and is under investigation for punching a woman in the face during her arrest. ow.ly/Htwv306gRvw

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-16-16

Here are the ten  reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, November 16, 2016:

  • Update: Miami-Dade County, Florida (First reported 09-24-15): A now-former deputy was found guilty of misconduct for using law enforcement resources in a plot against her estranged husband. ow.ly/4hlO306e9ZW
  • Boynton Beach, Florida: The City approved a $600,000 lawsuit settlement with Byron Harris, who was kicked and beaten during his arrest. The criminal case against Harris is still pending for severely injuring an officer while trying to flee. City officials said part of the reason for settling the case was to protect taxpayers: the City’s insurance policy would cover a pretrial settlement, but not a judgment against the City after a trial. ow.ly/CzW9306ebc8
  • New York, New York: Two officers were suspended after one of them accidentally discharged a round from his personal firearm in a car and they both fled the scene. The non-firing officer was suspended for failing to report the incident. ow.ly/fmip306en1A
  • Update: St. Anthony, Minnesota (First reported 07-07-16): An officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter for the shooting death of Philando Castile. http://strib.mn/2fxq2dq
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested for malfeasance in office and violation of protective order. ow.ly/8Q4K306enC0
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 12-19-14): An officer began his trial for the off-duty and intoxicated shooting at a volunteer firefighter. ow.ly/jLOH306eop2
  • Robertson County, Tennessee: A deputy was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/Icje306ep5p
  • Lorain, Ohio: An officer was suspended, and the department was sued after an on-duty altercation with the officer’s ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend. ow.ly/8lVD306eqkg
  • Lafayette, Indiana: Two officers were suspended after violating rules. One was given two years’ administrative probation, and subject to drug and alcohol screening. ow.ly/xY4A306eqXa
  • Lowell, Massachusetts: A school resource officer was placed on leave after allegedly assaulting a student. A criminal investigation underway. ow.ly/abNJ306eros

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-15-16

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, November 15, 2016:

  • Mahoning, Pennsylvania: An officer was fired for undisclosed “integrity” issues. ow.ly/3JFw306bR7x
  • Update: Vero Beach, Florida (First reported 10-11-16): The two officers who were arrested in separate DUI and public intoxication incidents on the same night in October have both resigned. ow.ly/YJG8306bRxJ
  • Bay County, Michigan: A school resource officer negligently discharged his firearm while inside the school. The bullet went through a wall and struck a teacher in the neck, though she was not injured. ow.ly/zPSS306bZvY
  • New York, New York: A detective is under investigation for withholding evidence from a man who was falsely accused of murder. ow.ly/cpOK306c0kU
  • Austin, Texas: Two officers are under investigation for impeding a man from recording a traffic stop. ow.ly/BDrI306c0Vz
  • Update: Tulsa, Oklahoma (First reported 08-06-14): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year for a weapons conviction. He was tried for the fatal shooting of his daughter’s boyfriend when he was off duty. The jury hung on the murder count. ow.ly/Vy4K306c2hf
  • New York, New York: Two officers are on trial for assaulting Kaheem Tribble while they were on duty in August 2014. ow.ly/gpzn306c30T

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-14-15

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, November 14, 2016:

  • Update: University of Cincinnati (First reported 07-24-15): Now-former officer Ray Tensing’s trial for the fatal on-duty shooting of Samuel DuBose ended in mistrial. ow.ly/l4Uv306870J
  • Update: Youngstown, Ohio (First reported 10-03-16): A now-former officer pled guilty to neglecting to care for her sister, whose body was found emaciated and in highly unsanitary conditions. She entered mental health treatment and may get the conviction expunged. ow.ly/PwI730686wa
  • Niagara Falls, New York: An officer was arrested on drug charges.ow.ly/6jFN30686VI
  • Denham Springs, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for misdemeanor stalking after the end of a long-term relationship. ow.ly/gj3d30687gA
  • Traverse City, Michigan: An officer was suspended after driving a truck with Confederate battle flag near anti-Trump protesters in an incident off duty. He resigned Monday. ow.ly/qwK33069ljO
  • Evansville, Indiana: Four officers were suspended after their use of force during an arrest. Their reports were contradicted by camera footage of the incident. ow.ly/Uctt3069mvO
  • Canton, Michigan: An officer was suspended during an investigation into racist comments on one of his social media profiles.ow.ly/wwdg3069nfi
  • Update: Lake County, Florida (First reported 01-23-14): A deputy was sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping an intoxicated woman he was summoned to help. ow.ly/8QxA3069wLT

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 11-11-16

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, November 11, 2016:

  • Update: Hopkinsville, Kentucky (First reported 08-22-16): The officer who was arrested for sexually abusing a minor has resigned and entered a not guilty plea. ow.ly/tsMa3064YTt
  • Update: Austin, Texas (First reported 07-22-16): An officer was not indicted by a grand jury for the use of force against Breaion King, a schoolteacher, whose arrest was caught on dashcam and sparked outrage.ow.ly/6wJS30650f1
  • Broward County, Florida: A deputy was charged with extorting sex from a security guard by threatening arrest for crack possession. ow.ly/YjTD30651lG
  • Center Township, Pennsylvania: An officer was arrested for theft for stealing drugs and cash from the evidence room. ow.ly/Symv30651OG
  • Dallas, Texas: Two officers were fired for separate arrests: one was arrested for official oppression at a homeless shelter; the other was arrested for domestic violence.ow.ly/a8et3065ccX
  • Update: Seattle, Washington (First reported 07-01-14): An officer was fired for punching a handcuffed detainee in the face while she was detained in a patrol car in 2014. ow.ly/7R6B3065dic
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer was charged with firing his service weapon in his backyard while intoxicated. ow.ly/OIHj3065dOP

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