Don’t feel bad if a lying cop costs you some freedom or a heap of money. Truth doesn’t matter when you are given default “Hero” status and as a “Sworn officer of the court” your testimony is given the weight of truth. That is unless you catch them on camera; They might lie, but video doesn’t. Stay safe and make sure every encounter is taped. Your wallet and your freedom could depend on it.
This is not a few bad apples. This is what happens any time you turn over the LEO bushel basket. This is who these people are and it pervades the ranks from top to bottom. Go from one state to the next and the story is the same: Anytime they are investigated widespread corruption is found. As Americans, free men and women, is this what we signed up for? Corrupt and violent thugs roaming our streets and controlling our cities? How many people must die and be imprisoned before we as a people say that “Enough is Enough?”
Well, that time is coming. In the video age, they can no longer hide who they are. 10 Yr. old kids now pass video links around of cops beating people, shooting pets and abusing the citizenry in general.
That time is coming and it is up to all of us to do our part. Do not be silent. Do not let them have default “Hero” status. Video every encounter with them that you see and spread it around. Do not look away anymore and let them be who they are. Stand up… And do what is right, because they won’t.
Former HPD Maj. Gordon Shiraishi, 61, and HPD officer Bobby Nguyen, 43, are the first people arrested in a corruption probe linked to former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine, a deputy city prosecutor.
Shiraishi has been charged with obstruction of justice, while Nguyen has been charged with conspiracy to obstruct.
“Corrupt activities, such as those alleged to have been committed, erode the public’s faith in law enforcement,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul Delacourt, in a news release.
“The citizens of Hawaii demand and deserve diligent police officers who adhere to the highest standards of conduct. Police corruption is among the FBI’s highest priorities and we are committed to investigating and prosecuting to the fullest extent those who violate the civil rights of others.”
In detailed complaints unsealed Monday, Kealoha is identified as “co-conspirator 6.” It’s the first time the former chief is identified in court documents as a player in the conspiracy to lie to federal authorities.
The former head of HPD has not been arrested, but attorneys for people involved believe the arrests of Nguyen and Shiraishi send a message.
“This matter has not concluded… if they don’t cooperate they will be arrested,” says Myles Breiner, attorney for the Kealohas. Breiner says he is not surprised by the arrests but did question the need to execute them on a Sunday believing it was a way for the prosecution to get more attention to the case.
“If it happened on a Friday, or a normal business day, the arrested would have been processed and they would have been released immediately. To do it on a Sunday, on a slow news day, so it would get the most attention. So it was the top story,” says Breiner.
In court Monday, special prosecutor Colin McDonald said Shiraishi and Nguyen violated the oath they took to protect the people.
The case is tied to the theft of the Kealohas’ mailbox in June 2013, a crime the FBI says was made up to frame Gerard Puana, who is Katherine Kealoha’s uncle. At the time, the two sides were involved in a bitter family dispute over money.”
“Puana’s attorney, Ali Silvert, says the charges against Nguyen and Shiraishi are significant, and just the beginning, “This has been a long time in coming,” Silvert says, “Mr Puana feels very vindicated and very happy at this point that the prosecution has moved to this stage.”
In December, a retired Honolulu police officer pleaded guilty to lying under oath as part of the conspiracy to frame the Kealohas’ uncle. Niall Silva was a detective in CIU. Silva is now a key witness in the case. He is awaiting sentencing for his role in the alleged fake mailbox theft, but that can’t happen until after he testifies against the others. His attorney, Bill Harrison, says Silva is anxious to get that done.
Hey kids! They’re back! Those wacky boys and girls in blue are once again here to grace the pages of the news reports. Just a few bad apples right? Yeah, sure thing, just read on. Page after page and offense after offense. And just remember this….. The day before they were busted they may have been there to pull YOU over on a dark highway or testify in court. Stay safe, stay away from LEO. Any time you are in the presence of armed people of unknown character YOU ARE IN DANGER. Make sure you always, always, video every encounter for your own safety and freedom
What will they think of next? Drug dealing, rape, abuse, child molestation, child porn and more. How about the latest? Check a few pages in and you will find a seargent arrested for molesting….. A deputy! That’s right, they have all the bases covered here when it comes to violating the public trust while on the public dole. These heroes in blue risk their lies every day just hoping that they don’t get caught. And as for you, you better hope that you don’t get caught either. (Like on a dark highway with one of these malevolent ,miscreants with handcuffs and a gun) Stay safe out there. Avoid them where and when you can and make sure you record them when you can’t.
How’s that for some heroes? Out there risking their lies every day.
When are we going to stop giving these people default hero status just because they wear a badge and swear an oath?
Any time you have an encounter Win an LEO it is just as likely to be this scumbag as not
Just a few bad apples right?
That is why the city already has five and a whole list of others that they won’t release
That is why this website is filled with so many stories of debauchery and corruption
That is why every time I make a post I pass up on 20 other stories
This has to stop
We the people who are being subjected to this police state have to say that we have had enough and demand change
We are approaching a seminal moment in our nations history and in the end there is no place for crooks and thugs preying on our streets and citizens
The time is coming to replace the domestic warrior with the public servant
They just haven’t gotten the memo yet
“FORT MYERS, Fla. –
Fort Myers police are firing one of their officers after an independent report exposed problems within the department.
Eric Gutridge is one of five officers put on leave after the Freeh report revealed corruption, racial bias and even officers tipping off drug dealers.
NBC2 first reported that the five officers have been on paid leave since February, but Gutridge is the only one currently that has been confirmed fired.
The timing of it all has attorneys working numerous cases in the legal system asking if there are more officers off the job.
“This is just another example of something going on that should be causing everyone serious concern,” said Donald Day, attorney for allegeded Lake Boyz gang member Jari McMiller.
McMiller is the brother of NFL star Sammy Watkins
Just 24 hours earlier, Day argued for the release of the full Freeh report with all the appendix items, that only chief Derrick Diggs was provided.
Gutridge was still on the list of officers on leave until June when we learned of a new list without his name.
In June, captain Jay Rodriguez says some other officers are on administrative leave, but some of those officers have active internal affairs investigations, so their identities are confidential at this time.”
They are back for another episode of heroes of the week! That’s right, these sworn officers of the court are back to rape, rob, murder and steal their way into Americas heart. On your dime these degenerate dirtballs in blue roam the streets of America looking for something to do. Sometimes it ends in rape and robbery and other times it just ends up with a citizen of our great country losing their freedom. So, keep your eyes on your rear view and keep a look out flashing lights. You never know when one of these heroes might decide to stop you…….
What a bunch of insufferable cowards and bullies. Over in Afghanistan a U.S. soldier cannot shoot an enemy combatant unless they are actively holding a weapon. In the U.S hundreds of unarmed citizens are gunned down every year because some “Hero” feared for his life. This woman died because one coward heard a frightening noise. Do you know what the difference is? In Afghanistan they are trying to “Win hearts and minds”. Here, they don’t care because on their turf, you exist in a police state. Don’t like it? Well you may well end up jailed on some trumped up charge if you tell them that. Resisting, obstructing, whatever charge they want to call it. Then after you are processed by the system you get to appear before a corrupt judge who’s sole means of income is derived by the state collecting fees and fines from you and other fine citizens. Sometimes along the way though, innocent people get killed. But hey, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. This is America, land of the free.
Harteau has been out of town since Saturday’s shooting, but returned to work on Thursday.
The Australian native was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer Saturday night, after she called police to get help for a woman she thought was being attacked in an alley near her home. She then dialed 911 to make sure authorities were responding to the correct address, CBS Minnesota reports. Damond was shot as she came up to the squad’s driver side window, by Officer Mohamed Noor.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is conducting the investigation. Harteau said she’s asked that the process be expedited to provide transparency.
Harteau has been under growing pressure to speak out about her department’s officer involved shooting, with some in community questioning why she wouldn’t cut her vacation short and return with answers. Harteau addressed reporters just after 5 p.m., saying she was backpacking in the mountains, making it very difficult to return sooner. She said she had spoken with Damond’s fiance Don on Thursday morning.
Though she defended Noor’s training, Harteau says the shooting “did not have to happen” and that Noor’s actions “go against who we are in the department.”
“Justine didn’t have to die. Based on the BCA information, this should not have happened.”
“Noor’s partner, Matthew Harrity, told investigators that he and Noor heard a loud noise immediately before Damond approached the squad car.
The police chief was told by Damond’s fiance that people are scared to call 911 following the deadly incident, CBS News’ Jamie Yuccas reports.
The police chief is working to regain the community’s trust at this point and the chief reassured Damond’s family that she will do everything in her power to make sure justice is served for Damond, Yuccas reports.
Noor has been on the force for 21 months, while Harrity has been an officer for one year.
Damond, 40, was a yoga teacher and meditation instructor.”