Florida Deputy finally denied blue privilege

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Posted By Deborah Lee Jarret

“A Pinellas sheriff’s deputy who was fired from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of driving while impaired eight years ago resigned Saturday after being accused once again of driving under the influence in Naples, authorities said.

Jose Javier Berrios-Collazo, 33, was arrested about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a report from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. A Collier deputy said Berrios-Collazo may have been speeding in a black Jeep.

The Jeep was pulled over. Deputies at the scene said they could smell alcohol in the car, and Berrios-Collazo slurred his words when he spoke. His eyes were glassy, according to the report, and he failed field sobriety tests. He refused to take a breath test, deputies said.

A deputy also found loose marijuana and a glass pipe in the Jeep, according to the report. Collier deputies said they could not determine if it belonged to Berrios-Collazo or a passenger, so they did not arrest either on drug charges.

Hours after his arrest, Berrios-Collazo resigned from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He declined to comment on Thursday. He joined the agency in June 2012.

In 2008, while he was a Pasco deputy, Berrios-Collazo was stopped in Tarpon Springs when a Pinellas sheriff’s sergeant spotted him speeding at 98 miles per hour and weaving in traffic. The sergeant did not investigate Berrios-Collazo for DUI, though, and no charges were filed.”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/pinellas-sheriffs-deputy-resigns-hours-after-dui-arrest-in-naples/2286332?platform=hootsuite

On the first offense if that would have been you or I , we would have been in jail

But he has blue privelege

He is part of the elite thin blue line that protects us from anarchy

The society of the badge and gun

One of the club

The true point here is that the cop who pulled him over is as much of a scumbag as he is

Of course he is not shocked that his compadre is a degenerate

What he is witnessing is normal behavior from within the protected community

Of course he is not shocked at DUI and dope

It’s what all of his buddies do

I must be exaggerating right ?

Okay, if you think so try this

Go to this link : http://www.policemisconduct.net/ and see what you find

There are 247 pages of the misadventures of our miscreants in blue

Heroes?

Thin blue line?

How about control hungry sadists that have more in common with rapists, child molesters, wife abusers and bullies

They are 4 times more likely to commit domestic violence

And 6 times less likely to get arrested

Seriously, 247 pages amassed since 2012

And these are not single screen pages

These are huge

Just to show you how large

I will post page one below

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-26-16

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 26, 2016:

  • Laurel, Montana: An officer was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend. ow.ly/bIz5302Chgc
  • New Haven, Connecticut: The chief was suspended for 15 days for berating a waitress and other actions unbecoming an officer. ow.ly/fL6u302Co3i
  • Love County, Oklahoma: The sheriff was arrested for harboring a fugitive and allowing drug use in his home. The case is before a grand jury. ow.ly/jAOQ302CoBm
  • Update: Reynoldsburg, Ohio (First reported 02-19-16): An officer was suspended as part of an ongoing investigation into falsified warrants and embezzlement. ow.ly/bEOZ302Cp1R
  • Whitehouse, Texas: An officer resigned while under IAD investigation for sexual impropriety, including harassing a female gas station attendant. ow.ly/uptV302CpZ5
  • Massachusetts State Police: A trooper was indicted on a bevy of rape and assault charges. ow.ly/TXR2302CqD7
  • Ottawa County, Ohio: A deputy was suspended and demoted for threatening an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call at his home. According to the report, the deputy has a history of suspensions for misconduct.  ow.ly/ijCt302Cryf
  • Update: Covert Township, Michigan (First reported 07-21-16): An officer was charged with sexual assault and kidnapping after attacking the female passenger of a DUI suspect. ow.ly/R0KQ302Ct4i
  • Tucson, Arizona: An officer was arrested after being found slumped over the wheel in a car that had struck parked vehicles while off duty. ow.ly/eJUU302CvjM
  • Horry County, South Carolina: A federal judge accepted two of three lawsuits filed by female (now-former) inmates who participated in catfights for money at the behest of a now-former detective. ow.ly/6dQj302Cudx
  • Update: Harris County, Texas (First reported 06-08-16): An officer’s firing for having sex with a female witness in the investigation of his colleague’s murder was upheld. ow.ly/JC7F302Cw9B
  • Gary, Indiana: An officer was placed on leave after his domestic violence arrest. ow.ly/XAkc302Cx3U
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy who was previously fired from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for DUI resigned after another DUI arrest. ow.ly/dY5a302Cxxd
  • Providence, Rhode Island: The City settled two lawsuits. One suit was brought by a man who was beaten unconscious by police. That settlement was for $255,000. The second suit was filed by an officer who claimed he and his son were racially profiled and arrested without cause. That settlement was for $50,000.  ow.ly/Ufo0302Cytb
  • Washington (DC) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: An officer pled guilty to assault for pulling his service weapon during a road rage incident. ow.ly/5wzA302CA6y
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: An officer pled not guilty to insurance fraud and arson charges. ow.ly/YBz1302CAGG

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-25-16

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, July 25, 2016:

  • West Linn, Oregon: An officer was suspended after referring to Black Lives Matter protesters as “target practice” on Facebook. ow.ly/ElC6302yvX1
  • Update: Santa Ana, California (First reported 06-12-15): Three officers who were criminally charged for theft and other misconduct during a raid on a marijuana dispensary are no longer with the department. ow.ly/2rcQ302w7yJ
  • Cotton Plant, Arkansas: The chief was arrested and fired for pocketing civil fines that had been turned in to him. ow.ly/hoI3302yviK
  • Update: Bald Knob, Arkansas (First reported 03-16-16): The now-former police chief was given six months of house arrest and three years of probation for possession of a stolen gun. His plea agreement also ordered that he must reimburse an insurance company $12,000 for a truck fire to avoid arson charges. He can never work in law enforcement again. ow.ly/TFcc302yw7b
  • Nashville, Tennessee: An officer was suspended five weeks for making sexual comments to school employees when he served as SRO. He has been transferred out of school details. ow.ly/FsF0302ywl4
  • Update: Taylorville, Illinois (First reported 07-08-16): An officer was fired after his arrest for domestic battery. ow.ly/z6eW302ywIH
  • Update: Providence, Rhode Island (First reported 10-02-14): A now-former officer pled guilty to criminal charges for stealing from evidence. He was sentenced to seven years of incarceration. He will serve one year in home confinement and the remaining six years of his sentence was suspended. He will spend that time on probation. ow.ly/Vx3T302yx56
  • Update: Bullitt County, Kentucky (First reported 12-17-15): A now-former deputy was found guilty of civil rights violations for retaliating against a man who insulted him by breaking into his home, tasing him, and then falsely arresting him. He is scheduled to be sentenced October 17th.  ow.ly/G8Xd302yxkH
  • Spokane County, Washington: A deputy was fired for having a sexual relationship with a suspect who had an outstanding warrant. ow.ly/5kuX302yxC1
  • Martin County, North Carolina: A deputy was fired for having inappropriate relationships with two female (now-former) inmates. ow.ly/vUM6302yxQE
  • Manchester, Ohio: An officer was terminated for misrepresenting his arrest history. ow.ly/xbCd302yy6x
  • Trenton, New Jersey: The City settled two excessive force lawsuits for a total of $218,000 ow.ly/neG5302yyvs
  • Columbia County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for smuggling tobacco into jail for a friend who had been arrested. ow.ly/jXxq302yyGx
  • Update: Utah State Police (First reported 10-15-12): The State settled lawsuits with people who had been wrongly arrested for DUI by a now-former trooper who made a number of flawed arrests for $200,000. ow.ly/JxP2302yyZ9
  • Mount Hope, West Virginia: An officer was arrested for stalking her ex-girlfriend in Fayette County. ow.ly/dJxi302At2F
  • Sumter County, Alabama: The sheriff is undergoing an impeachment trial for misconduct and mismanagement of jail. ow.ly/F6fS302Atvt
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts: An officer was placed on leave after his arrest for assaulting a restaurant employee. ow.ly/cEdW302AtLT
  • Cherokee County, Georgia: A deputy confessed to stealing prescription drugs from evidence after his arrest for the crime. ow.ly/LJi3302AKWQ

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-22-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 22, 2016:

  • Pocomoke City, Maryland: A lieutenant and a now-former chief were charged with conspiracy and misconduct for interfering in an investigation. ow.ly/2X0R302tKn3
  • San Mateo, California: An officer was charged with 22 counts of rape and other sexual assaults on duty over more than two years.ow.ly/z3nm302uhkS
  • Austin, Texas: Two officers have been placed under investigation after a video of questionable and violent 2015 arrest of a female African-American teacher emerges. One officer said that the reason blacks are treated more harshly is because they have “violent tendencies.” ow.ly/L0Xs302ui4W
  • Update: Edison, New Jersey (First reported 04-01-14) officer who has been suspended since 2014 for criminal retaliation against an officer in another jurisdiction has been awarded unemployment benefits. His criminal trial is slated for September 2016. ow.ly/EkjJ302uirD
  • Update: Reading, Pennsylvania (First reported 05-26-16): An officer had tampering, false reporting, and criminal mischief charges that had been dismissed refiled against him. He is accused of seizing and smashing the phone of a bystander who recorded him in the course of his duties. ow.ly/xXcc302uiGg
  • Santa Fe County, New Mexico: A deputy was arrested for domestic violence against his wife. ow.ly/CkeO302uiP4
  • Citrus County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for solicitation and fired. ow.ly/lCmw302uiV6
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: An officer was charged with taking “upskirt” pictures of women, including during traffic stops.ow.ly/ngvW302uj2t
  • Update: Orangeburg County, South Carolina (First reported 07-01-16): A now-former deputy was charged with felony misconduct for orally raping a woman by threatening her with her boyfriend’s arrest if she did not comply. ow.ly/Xn5u302ujap

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-21-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 21, 2016:

  • North Miami, Florida: An officer shot Charles Kinsey, a health care worker who was lying on the ground with his hands up attempting to aid an autistic man. Kinsey survived. By his account, when he asked the officer why he shot him, the officer replied “I don’t know.” ow.ly/uEhL302sYIo
  • Covert Township, Michigan: An officer was accused of sexually assaulting an arrested driver’s girlfriend. He has resigned. ow.ly/a0ur302sXS7
  • Silver City, New Mexico: The City will not terminate officers for a botched DWI investigation of a district attorney who was cited for reckless driving. ow.ly/3TWa302t8A7
  • Yorktown, Texas: The chief and one lieutenant have been suspended. The chief is accused of having a woman show him her breasts on a number of occasions in exchange for community service credit. The lieutenant was allegedly present when this happened on at least two occasions. ow.ly/D2Iw302t9ek
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida: An officer was arrested for breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s home and causing $5,000 in damages. The ex-boyfriend is also the former mayor. ow.ly/rntD302taLv
  • Loudon County, Virginia: A deputy was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. ow.ly/7bY7302tdFv
  • Dane County, Wisconsin: A deputy was fired and charged with five criminal counts for bringing contraband to jail inmate with whom she had a relationship. ow.ly/T9xq302teyn
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: A metro officer was arrested for DUI and three hit-and-run crashes on I-15. ow.ly/1ULR302thKB
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-07-16): The City is being sued for wrongful death by the widow of Delrawn Small, who was killed by an off-duty officer in an alleged road rage incident. ow.ly/PrLA302ttWj

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-20-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for July 20, 2016:

  • New York, New York: An officer was charged with eight criminal counts for a DUI incident in which he ran onto a sidewalk, killing one and injuring three other pedestrians. ow.ly/EPsA302qC7M
  • Update: Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Police (First reported 05-12-16): One trooper from each department was charged with assault for actions after an interstate chase ended with the video-recorded beating of a driver on live television. ow.ly/Gfey302qCBL
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was arrested for DUI after an off-duty crash. ow.ly/tt8z302qE42
  • Pittsylvania County, Virginia: A deputy was arrested for DUI. He is no longer with the department. ow.ly/nT04302qGyD
  • Fort Pierce, Florida: The chief was suspended five days for intimidating a restauranteur. A City memo recommended suspension or termination for the incident. ow.ly/Q43r302qIcJ
  • Lee County, Florida: Several deputies are accused of seizing a bystander’s phone without a warrant. ow.ly/YeWu302qJ5g
  • Tulsa County, Oklahoma: The now-former sheriff Stanley Glanz pled no contest to charges for refusing to release information regarding the qualifications and training of his friend, Robert Bates, who became a reserve deputy. Bates was convicted for killing Eric Harris during a chase on foot. Glanz was given a one-year suspended sentence. ow.ly/QUCw302qKoK
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer who was involved in the in-custody death of Derek Williams has been fired for undisclosed reasons. No one from the Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Police Association, or the Fire and Police Commission would say whether termination relates to the Williams case or a disputed duty disability claim. ow.ly/aH25302rk4L
  • Mandan, North Dakota: An officer was arrested for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s garage. He was fired. ow.ly/s45G302rl95

Is There a War on Police?

Heather MacDonald, who is based at the Manhattan Institute, has a new book out titled, The War on Cops.  Is there a war?  John Stossel notes that the “war on cops” narrative is overblown: “‘War’ means killing.  The attack on officers in Dallas was despicable, but, even including those five deaths, it is still safer to be a cop today than in years past.  According to FBI records, 2015 was one of the safest years ever recorded.”

MacDonald seems to recognize that.  Her primary aim is to push back against the critics of the criminal justice system.  She says we need more proactive policing and stricter incarceration practices to protect our cities from what she calls “mass destruction.”  I have a review of the book over at Reason and outline several problems with MacDonald’s thesis.

Here’s an excerpt:

In 2013, a federal district court ruled that the NYPD’s [stop & frisk] tactics were unconstitutional. The court noted that cops were evaluated by their “productivity”—that is, finding contraband and making arrests. Officers were not disciplined for stops that turned up nothing, and innocent persons had no practical legal recourse for brief detentions and patdowns of their clothing. Thus, the police had job pressures to stop a lot of people, suspicious or not, to see what might turn up. That helps to explain why, of the 4.4 million police stops between January 2004 and June 2012, there was no further action taken, such as an arrest or summons, in a whopping 88 percent. Mac Donald does not address these points.

That 88 percent might actually be an underestimate, because the police do not necessarily file the proper paperwork where a questionable stop turns up nothing. Recall that when NYPD officers roughed up former tennis pro James Blake last year in a case of mistaken identity, they did not report the encounter. As far as police records showed, it never happened. Fortuitously, the incident was captured by a hotel security camera and Blake’s wife urged him not to drop the matter, arguing that it would highlight a type of abuse that black men had been complaining about.

Read the whole thing.  Related items here, here, and here.

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-19-16

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 19, 2016:

  • East Providence, Rhode Island: An officer was charged with simple assault after a domestic violence incident. ow.ly/B5gt302ogiy
  • Update: La Crosse, Wisconsin (First reported 06-21-16): An officer who was arrested for OWI and hit-and-run has resigned. ow.ly/FlfH302ohe0
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: An officer was charged with third-degree assault and unauthorized entry of a vehicle after off-duty road rage incident. His trial is set for September 12. ow.ly/8oXP302ohMr
  • Update: Mission, Texas (First reported 07-21-15): A now-former officer who also served as a DEA task force member was found guilty of cocaine distribution conspiracy. He and another man plotted to steal 15 kilograms of cocaine from dealers under the guise of a legal seizure. ow.ly/t7L3302oiwR
  • Sunbury, Pennsylvania: An officer was suspended for inappropriate Taser use against a man. ow.ly/GiLp302ojju
  • Austin, Texas: An officer was suspended after pursuing a suspect going the wrong way down I-35. ow.ly/ixdM302ok7R
  • Fort Worth, Texas: An officer was charged with domestic violence after he pulled a gun on his girlfriend in February. He was fired last week. ow.ly/jtQl302ol50
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: The officer who killed a fellow officer in a friendly fire incident will not be indicted. ow.ly/dIJw302om0A
  • Terre Haute, Indiana: An officer was fired after his arrest for DUI after driving through an Air National Guard base gate. ow.ly/Eu7o302omB8

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-18-16

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, July 18, 2016:

  • Update: Atlanta, Georgia (First reported 07-14-16): A now-former officer was charged with murder and related charges for fatally shooting Deravis Rogers while on duty. ow.ly/cNYk302klKg
  • New York, New York: An officer pled guilty to exploiting children and buying child pornography. ow.ly/bGqx302lRCT
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 05-01-15):  Lt. Brian Rice has been acquitted of all charges for his role in the death of Freddie Gray. http://bsun.md/29TpTiC
  • Santa Barbara, California: An officer was charged with workers’ compensation fraud. ow.ly/2M3B302lSEP
  • Laurens, South Carolina: An officer has been suspended for misconduct. He allegedly used a racial slur, drove drunk, and was involved in a domestic dispute while off duty and in the presence of other officers. ow.ly/TtRV302me6v
  • Update: Colfax County, New Mexico (First reported 03-06-15): A now-former deputy pled guilty to drug trafficking and theft for extorting suspected drug dealers. ow.ly/aFUs302mpl1
  • Barnwell City, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for domestic assault. The victim has subsequently asked for the charges to be dropped. ow.ly/BMDq302muAW
  • University of Maryland: An officer was suspended after inappropriately pepper-spraying and arresting a person at a party after officers received a false call about a fight and weapons at the predominantly black student party. ow.ly/B59m302myJd
  • Update: Los Angeles County, California (First reported 02-11-16): A now-former sheriff’s plea deal has been rejected by a judge. The judge said that the sentence of six months in jail was too lenient. ow.ly/YPkw302mM1y
  • Update: Union County, Arkansas (First reported06-13-16):  A now-former deputy has his trial date for August 10.. He is accused of child pornography possession. ow.ly/t55V302mzgG

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-15-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, July 15, 2016:

  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: The department moved to fire an officer who gave pills to an informant. Criminal charges were dismissed last year. ow.ly/4t88302fWM1
  • Fresno County, California: The County settled a lawsuit filed by an attorney who was roughed up and arrested by a deputy without justification. The settlement was for $250,000. ow.ly/QClY302husV
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 03-22-16): An officer was acquitted of assault, kidnapping, and abduction. He had been accused of slamming woman’s head into car bumper. ow.ly/5TH7302hwF8
  • Update: Knox County, Tennessee (First reported 04-11-14): A now-former deputy lost a legal motion to suppress the search of his home. The judge denied the motion because, as a police officer, the deputy knew the implications of his consent. He is accused of child rape. ow.ly/FT1O302hCoV
  • Richland Parish, Louisiana: A deputy pled guilty to animal cruelty and false reporting for the death of a K-9 from heat exposure. ow.ly/Y6ym302hCRP
  • Detroit, Michigan: The now-former deputy chief will not face perjury charges for actions that led to the wrongful conviction and incarceration of Devontae Sanford in a quadruple murder. ow.ly/qDtY302hDJR
  • Sandusky County, Ohio: A homicide detective is under investigation by an unnamed outside agency. The high-profile murder investigation he was leading has been taken over by the state attorney general.ow.ly/jBgZ302i9aL
  • Brantley, Alabama: An officer was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. ow.ly/WKxB302i9wX

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 07-14-16

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, July 14, 2016:

  • Lake County, Indiana: A deputy was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run on a pedestrian. ow.ly/xhjo302eYnp
  • Florence, Alabama: An officer entered pretrial diversion after a guilty plea for domestic violence. He was given 90 days in jail, which was suspended for two years, at which time it will be expunged if he stays out of trouble. He remains on unpaid leave.ow.ly/SqzG302f6da
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: The City is being sued by the state ACLU and other organizations for actions against protesters in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling. ow.ly/6Q37302f74q
  • Prince George’s County, Maryland: An officer was charged with domestic assault for pointing a gun to his wife’s head during an argument. ow.ly/9L7q302f7z4
  • Update: Grand Rapids, Michigan (First reported 03-03-15): A now-former officer’s sentence of 18-84 months for child pornography will be served concurrently with his two sentences of 2-15 years for sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The illicit material in question were pictures of a 17-year-old whom he had been seeing. ow.ly/oWyK302fcXF
  • Dallas County, Texas District Attorney’s Office: A now-former investigator pled guilty to fixing a case after taking a bribe. ow.ly/fliJ302fdNG
  • Update: Fresno, California (First reported 06-29-16): The police department released the body cam video of the fatal officer shooting of Dylan Noble. ow.ly/lqxG302fxOI
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was fired for fatally shooting a fleeing suspect. ow.ly/QzdP302fWnL

 

 

 

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Slain Baton rouge officer : “I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me”

 

“BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Two weeks before he was killed on the job, Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson wrote on Facebook what it was like to be black and a cop.

Jackson, 32, was killed along with police officer Matthew Gerald and sheriff’s deputy Brad Garafola on Sunday morning in Baton Rouge by Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri. Long, who was wearing body armor and carrying a rifle, wounded three others before he was killed by police. The killings completed a circle of violence involving police across the country that began when two white Baton Rouge police officers shot and killed Alton Sterling, a black man selling CDs in a parking lot, on July 5.

Two days later, black militant Micah Johnson shot and killed five white police officers in apparent revenge for Sterling’s death and that of Philando Castile, who was also killed by police.

That was the week Jackson was reflecting on when he took to Facebook.

“I’ve experienced so much in my short life and the past 3 days have tested me to the core,” he wrote. “I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me. In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/17/slain-baton-rouge-cop-haunting-final-facebook-post-please-don-t-let-hate-infect-your-heart.html

“I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me”

Short answer: No

They don’t love you

They view you as a direct threat to themselves and their liberty

You are not looked at as a hero

You are viewed as a thug, an abuser, a perjurer

Were you those things?

Who knows , and at this point it doesn’t matter

You have been colored by your fellow officers

You are viewed through the tainted lens of their actions

Their behavior has in fact cost you your life

There is a collective dissonance happening right now with police nationwide

And every day that goes by, every killing, every abuse helps to order that into a clear and cognitive recognition of an out of control police state

Does the city love you?

Maybe it would have in the day and age that presaged the cell phone video

Maybe then you could have claimed to be one of the heroes risking your life every day to keep anarchy at bay

But in this day all people see are videos of abuse and killing

Day in and day out

Cops beating people

Lying

And worse

And yet Montrell puts out the plea “Don’t let hate infect your heart”

But that is not up to us

That is up to your fellow officers

There is only so much abuse that will be put up with before the abused strike back

If you want the love of the city then you can’t allow the abuses to continue even if you don’t perpetrate them

Because in the end you will have to pay for those abuses

As you did

 

 

 

To serve: Florida cop convicted of 14 counts of false imprisonment may still receive retirement benefits

“A former Broward County sheriff’s deputy who pleaded guilty to 14 counts of armed false imprisonment could still get his state retirement benefits, under a ruling by an administrative law judge.

Jonathan Bleiweiss was accused of committing the crimes while in uniform and driving a marked police car.

The ruling Tuesday by Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham provided little detail about the allegations, but the Sun Sentinel reported last year that Bleiweiss had been accused of intimidating undocumented immigrants into performing sex acts.

The Sun Sentinel reported that he entered a plea deal that included five years in prison. After the plea, the state Division of Retirement made a preliminary decision that Bleiweiss had forfeited his benefits in the Florida Retirement System because of the conviction.”

Fmr. Deputy May Get Retirement Benefits After Guilty Plea

You can tell that this judge really views his acts as egregious

If that were you or I, you can guarantee that the benefits would be stripped

Blue privilege extends right across the bench

Seriously, where do they find these guys?Cop charged with 2cnd degree murder after road rage incident

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By | jpaul@denverpost.com and | kmitchell@denverpost.com

“An Ault police officer has been arrested in connection with a fatal two-vehicle crash Wednesday in Weld County that authorities suspect was prompted by road rage.

Officer Blair Jackson, 48, is accused  of second-degree murder and reckless driving resulting in death, according to the sheriff’s office. He is being held at the Weld County jail.

Jackson had just ended a shift when the crash happened near the intersection of U.S. 85 and Weld County Road 32½ — between Gilcrest and Platteville — about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say two vehicles were involved — a black Ford Ranger and a green Subaru driven by Jackson.

“During the incident, the Ford Ranger rolled, and the driver was later declared deceased at the scene,” the sheriff’s office said.

The county coroner said Esteban Moreno Jr., 39, of Evans died after losing control of his pickup after a collision with another vehicle.

Jackson is the only suspect in the crash.

The sheriff’s office said its preliminary investigation found the crash was the result of road rage.”

The rest here: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/02/ault-police-officer-arrested-fatal-road-rage-collision/?platform=hootsuite

Do they go out of their way to find psychopaths to populate their precincts?

I guess this is what happens when you start to turn your local P.D.s into bases for domestic warriors instead of the source for your local public service officers

A totally different hiring criteria is being used for our new and improved militarized police forces

 

Portland police chief accidentally shoots buddy in the back,lies to cover it up

Deborah Jarrett

Portland Oregon

May 23

Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea may be in hot water after accidentally shooting a close friend in a hunting accident.

O’Dea neglected to tell deputies responding to the call that he had shot his hunting companion and instead suggested that the man had shot himself.

O’Dea never even identified himself as an officer when questioned by deputies who responded to the shooting on April 21.

The responding deputy was unaware that O’Dea was the police chief and the actual shooter until May 16 when he interviewed the wounded man.

The officer, a Harney county Deputy, said in a statement to the Oregonian/Oregon live that the shooting “didn’t happen the way it was originally portrayed,”

Deputy Ward also  stated that “”The victim made it pretty clear he didn’t shoot himself,” Ward said. “The victim knew who shot him.”

It was at this point that the Harney county Sheriff decided to bring in the state police.

“As soon as we found out who was involved, and the victim’s statement was different than the statements that had been made at the scene, I contacted Oregon State Police for help in investigating it,” Ward said. “We are in no way willing to participate in, or have been involved in any type of cover-up.”

Apparently O’Dea told his boss, the mayor, four days after the shooting that he was responsible but never informed the investigating deputy.

Who the shooter actually was did not come to light until almost a month after the shooting when O’Dea was questioned by reporters.

O’Dea has not been fired or suspended as of yet but may face disciplinary action or even criminal charges.

Many in the community are appalled that the chief would lie and cover up such an event.

The Portland police Dept. has a long history of abuses and misconduct.

In 2012 the Dept. of justice filed a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations against disabled people.

“In a widely publicized press conference June 8, 2011, Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E. Perez announced the launch of an investigation to determine whether the Portland Police Bureau engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive or unnecessary use-of-force in their interactions with persons in a protected class, people with actual or perceived mental health disabilities, and whether such conduct deprived individuals of their rights secured by the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.[2]

The 18-month-long investigation was prompted by the high number of Portland police officer-involved deaths that involved individuals with mental illness, including Kendra James, James Jahar Perez, James Chasse, Raymond Gwerder, Keaton Otis, Jack Dale Collins, Aaron Campbell, Darryel Ferguson, Thomas Higginbotham, and Brad Morgan.

On September 13, 2012, DOJ issued a Findings Letter with the results of the investigation, stating investigators found reasonable cause to believe Portland police had engaged in unconstitutional conduct. The letter identified serious deficiencies in policy, training, and officer accountability measures that substantially contributed to the unconstitutional conduct by police.[3] That same day, DOJ and the City of Portland released a joint statement declaring the parties’ mutual intent to reach a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve these issues.” Wiki

 

 

Ocala Florida: 2 Majors suspended following arrest of Sheriff for perjury

Ocala, Florida

May 26

By Deborah Jarrett

 

The saga continues in the case of the now suspended Sheriff of Marion county.

On May 24 , following the arrest of Marion county Sheriff Chris Blair on perjury charges, 2 majors were suspended by the new interim Sheriff.

Sheriff Emery Gainey, appointed by Governor Rick Scott, suspended Maj. Don Maines and Maj. Tommy Bibb within hours of taking command.

Gainey would not comment as to the reasons for the  suspensions of the 2 majors, but did make a general statement

““In my assessment of the command staff, I simply made a decision that I felt was best as we move forward,” he said. “I made a determination not to include those two majors at this time.”

The arrest of the Sheriff and removal of the Majors dates back to the 2014 arrest of Dustin Heathman.

Heathman was arrested after a failed warrant serving  attempt by a SWAT team that turned into a stand off

Heathman was subsequently beaten by Marion county officers while detained in handcuffs.

Heathman alleges that when he was taken to a  patrol car deputies began to beat him while defenseless and in handcuffs.

Heathman suffered a fractured eye socket,multiple cuts , a knee injury and various other injuries.

It is apparent from his booking photo that his face at the time was swollen and blackened.

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Blair was arrested after giving testimony under oath that he was unaware of the severity of the beating Heathman endured.

In his testimony, Blair stated that he had seen nothing but the back of Heathman’s head sitting in a patrol car.

Later, surprise video was released that showed Blair and Heathman come virtually face to face as Heathman was put into a waiting van.

Blair has since resigned following his removal from office.

The Marion county Sheriff’s office has a long history of complaints of excessive force including a recent case with video of deputies severely beating a man

 

Ironically, the former sheriff said in a statement issued following the indictment of the 5 officers involved in the beating

“The abusive and unprofessional actions they displayed shocked me to my core, and there was absolutely no hesitation for me to immediately inform the Florida Department of Law Enforcement of their actions, to immediately suspend those former deputies without pay and, ultimately, to request their resignation and/or termination”

Hopefully, with the arrest of Sheriff Blair and the suspension of other officers with possible involvement, the Marion county Sheriff’s Dept. can move forward.

With the increased scrutiny that is going to be upon them they now have the opportunity to be seen in a new light.

They should strive now to be seen not as domestic warriors fighting the enemy

But rather as public servants, here to protect and serve the citizens of Marion county

If they adopt that attitude they will be much less likely to suffer these problems in the future

 

 

 

 

 

From the CATO institute. 10 Police misconduct reports May 23 2016

If you want to keep track of what is going on , the CATO institute police misconduct site is the place to do it

Updated 3 times a week it is the source that is reliable and easy to use

Please check them out here: http://www.policemisconduct.net/

Here are the ten reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, May 23, 2016:

  • Berwyn, Illinois: An officer is being sued for allegedly targeting and harassing the daughter of his lover and the daughter’s boyfriend. According to the suit, the behavior was triggered by the younger couple’s disapproval of the mother’s relationship with the officer. ow.ly/5vXa300u3Qm
  • Update: Ansonia, Connecticut (First reported 09-17-15): An officer pled guilty to larceny and other charges for stealing items from the evidence room. He was given a one-year suspended sentence. ow.ly/IEW2300ugkX
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 04-21-15):  Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges in a bench trial for his role in Freddie Gray’s death. ow.ly/l3eW300uo7b
  • Hull, Massachusetts: A now-former officer pled guilty to larceny for stealing $116,000 from the police union. He was sentenced to one year of home confinement and five years of probation. ow.ly/r8eS300ujNr
  • Update: Massachusetts State Police (First reported 05-12-16): A trooper has been suspended for his role in the televised beating of Richard Simone after a high-speed interstate chase. ow.ly/Xmw8300ulAu
  • Palm Beach County, Florida: A sergeant was suspended for improperly releasing a Boynton Beach officer who was caught in a solicitation sting. The Boynton Beach officer was fired from his department, as reported here on April 21. ow.ly/MiKt300uAv3
  • Upshur County, West Virginia: A deputy was arrested for allegedly choking a woman. ow.ly/bYGg300uD1h
  • Lane County, Oregon: The County settled a lawsuit brought by a 77-year-old man who was injured by a deputy while he was an inmate in the jail. The settlement was for $95,000. http://ow.ly/XmCp300uDCq
  • New York, New York: A plainclothes officer was suspended for brandishing his weapon and threatening bystanders filming an arrest he was assisting. http://ow.ly/ORTD300uRhq
  • Cleveland, Ohio: An officer was charged with obstruction of justice for actions related to an off-duty incident. She was working security at a bar and told a witness to an assault to erase the footage from their cell phone. She subsequently filed a false report about the incident. http://ow.ly/CD5C300uRS1

To Perve : Sheriff’s deputy forced woman to take nude photos in back of squad car

“A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was charged with sexual assault after he allegedly took inappropriate photos of a woman while on duty.

Josh Nelson, 31, was also charged Tuesday with violation of oath of office and possession of methamphetamine, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a release.

Nelson pulled over to a dark road and asked the woman to take off her clothes in the backseat of his squad car, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“He said he needed to take pictures for evidence,” Hayley Boe said. “I thought he meant like my pants and my shirt, and once when I got those off he [said] ‘you need to take everything off.’”

Boe said Nelson took pictures of her with his cellphone and at one point touched her breasts.

“It’s one of the worst days of my life already,” she said.

Nelson said the pictures didn’t take and took more as they got closer to the hospital, Channel 2 reported.”

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/sheriffs-deputy-accused-of-taking-nude-photos-of-w/nrPNt/?platform=hootsuite

And it doesn’t get much worse than that

But at this point I guess that you think I am beating a dead horse

But I am not

I am compiling a body of work that shows the character of these people as

This work is for those who look down their noses and say”Well, she must have done something.”

“You don’t get arrested for no reason.”

This wouldn’t have happened if she wouldn’t have resisted”

No, this guy is a control freak, a bully, a rapist and only now has he been caught

How many of his arrests are legitimate knowing who he is now?

Oh, I am sure they deserved it

No one gets arrested if they didn’t do anything

 

 

To serve: Cop steals $25,000 from childrens “Shop with a cop ” program

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Posted by Deborah Lee Jarrett

Beacon Journal staff report:

“A Richfield police officer who helped start Shop With A Cop — a now-regional program designed to help low-income youngsters bond with law enforcement by brightening their Christmas — is accused of stealing money from the charity.

Officer Michael Simmons, 41, of Stow has been charged with a felony count of theft in office for allegedly taking more than $25,000 from the Richfield Police Department’s Shop With A Cop account.

Special agents with the state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) launched an investigation in January at the request of Richfield Police Chief Keith Morgan.

Morgan asked for the assistance after becoming aware of unauthorized financial transactions in the department’s Shop With A Cop bank account, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. The BCI investigated two police officers who were signers on the account before filing the charge against Simmons in Akron Municipal Court on Monday.

In a 2009 Akron Beacon Journal story, Simmons said he helped start the program in Summit County seven years earlier.

“We were thinking of ways to help children,” Simmons was quoted saying. “It bothered me that kids were waking up Christmas morning with no Christmas presents. We wanted to do something to eliminate that.”

Simmons couldn’t be reached Monday for comment.

On Monday, DeWine said the program was meant to help kids bond with and trust police, “but this defendant violated that trust on so many different levels. Our investigation found that, for years, this officer not only deceived those who generously donated to this charity, but he also stole from the children whom this program was created to help. Many more kids could have benefited from this charity had this defendant not spent thousands of dollars in donations on himself.”

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/richfield-police-officer-charged-with-stealing-from-christmas-program-1.683307?platform=hootsuite

Attention kids, don’t shop with the cops

It would appear that they are scumbag thieves

Attention parents, remember this guy the next time:

Someone calls a cop a hero

Says “As long as they go home safe”

Somebody tells you that cops put their “Life on the line for us everyday”

The next time you have jury duty

The next time you hear sworn testimony from an “Officer of the court”

The next time you see a cop with a “Better than you” attitude

 

A few bad apples: At least 6 NYPD heroes involved in gun permit selling scheme

The first departmental charges have been filed against an NYPD officer in the ongoing corruption probe, and dozens of gun licenses are now suspended because of the investigation.

NYPD Chief of Department Jim O’Neill revealed that dozens of gun licenses have been suspended or are expected to be suspended in the coming days.

The investigation was touched off with the bribery arrest of Brooklyn businessman Shaya Lichtenstein, who allegedly made thousands of dollars brokering gun permits through his connections in the NYPD’s licensing division.

Officials would not say how many suspended permits were originally brokered by Lichtenstein.

“To date, we’ve suspended 37 licenses; 17 more are pending suspension,” O’Neill said. “When a license is suspended, the weapons are surrendered and a thorough review of the license application takes place.

The chief declined to elaborate, but it is all part of the Justice Department’s investigation into police corruption in South Brooklyn, where officers are suspected of providing favors and other considerations to local businessmen in exchange for gifts, trips and cash.

Five NYPD commanders have already been transferred, and officials confirmed that a sixth officer, former 66th Precinct Community Affairs Detective Michael Milici, now faces departmental charges. He is charged departmentally with failing to cooperate with an ongoing investigation. The most severe internal penalty he faces is the loss of his job, but since he has already put in his retirement papers, that likely isn’t his concern.

Milici was suspended after he refused to testify before a federal grand jury.”

http://abc7ny.com/news/departmental-charges-filed-in-nypd-probe;-gun-licenses-suspended/1335489/?platform=hootsuite

So these are the guys that you are supposed to respect when you see them on the street

We are told that they are “Heroes” and they put their life on the line for us everyday

As long as they go home safe at night

That is all that matters

A few bad apples?

Right, go to google or yahoo and put in “Police Officer charged”

Then try “Police Officer rape”

After that “Police officer beating”

Seriously, do it and then tell me it is “A few bad apples”