Just a short while ago the cops who killed George Floyd would have skated. A concerted lie ” All I did was hold him down while he resisted” would have done it. Now, they are caught on video at every turn and there is nothing they can do about it.
“Minneapolis police initially told the public that George Floyd died after a “medical incident during a police interaction.” The Buffalo, New York, department said a protester “tripped and fell.” Philadelphia police alleged that a college student who suffered a serious head wound had assaulted an officer.
All three claims were quickly disproved by videos seen widely on the internet and television, fueling mistrust and embarrassing agencies that made misleading or incomplete statements that painted their actions in a far more favorable light.
Police departments deny lying but acknowledge sometimes making mistakes when releasing information in fast-moving, complicated situations. The videos, they say, do not always capture officers’ perspectives.
Defense lawyers say the inaccurate statements are encouraged by a culture of silence in which officers protect misbehaving colleagues, a court system that rarely holds officers accountable and a public that has given police the benefit of the doubt.”
The old adage, a few bad apples spoils the bunch, has been shown to be true
Now that rotten bunch is responsible for America’s cities burning with the fire of righteous rage
This is about color alright
But not about black or white
This is about blue and the color of law
This is about the privilege and immunity from justice that comes simply by being a “sworn officer of the court”
This is about The ability to abuse, bully and even kill those that they are sworn to serve and protect without repercussion because they are able to lie and be believed
This is about bad cops in general, Guys Like Officer Dustin Mormando from Hernando county Fl. Who not only lies, but also tries to shake down his victims for money on the road side
This is about Bad cops like Emmanuel Tsongranis, a Florida fish and wildlife officer who will lie under oath in a court, contradicting his previous testimony and then bend the law in front of a crooked Judge to get his way
This is about all of these bad apples and the very tree that they grow upon
And now, that tree has grown so large and so crooked that all of those bad apples
Bushel after bushel, are loosed upon the streets of America
That rotten fruit, grown from crooked and misshapen branches
Are finally running into justice
There are so many incidents, so many deaths and so much video
That they can no longer lie their way out of it
Or hide behind blue privilege
Killing after killing after killing has been recorded
Abuse, torture, illegalities
The rubber has finally hit the road
Get ready America
It’s harvest time
It is time to pluck those bad apples and purge their rot and disease from the the rest of the lot
It is time to start over
This has gone too far to change with investigations and new guide lines
This has gone too far to change with a few blithe lies and assurances from slimy politicians
This has to be the beginning of something new
Not the continuation of the same old crap attached to the empty promises of someone attached to power
The tree that bear this fruit needs to be replaced entirely
“LOS ALAMOS COUNTY, New Mexico — Sporting an orange shirt and striped pants issued by the Los Alamos County Detention Center, Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan was arraigned and released from custody Friday, after being arrested the day prior for failing to comply with a search warrant.
Española police and Taos County deputies arrested Lujan when he refused to unlock a cellphone officers believe was used while Lujan obstructed an active SWAT standoff in March.
The arraignment was moved to Los Alamos after both magistrate judges in Rio Arriba County recused themselves.
Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados said Lujan would be released on his own recognizance. Under his conditions for release, Lujan is not allowed to possess a firearm, consume any alcoholic beverage or enter a liquor establishment.
However, Lujan and his attorney Nathaniel Thompkins said the sheriff would need his gun while still working as the head law enforcement official in Rio Arriba.
“I understand that you are an officer,” Casados said. “It does worry me, but I’m going to put that you can have a weapon only at work.”
Casados also said Lujan could enter a liquor establishment if required to do so while working as a law enforcement official.
Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb, who will prosecute Lujan in a separate obstruction case in district court, said she was not surprised that Lujan was allowed to keep his firearm, but that most police officers would have been put on administrative leave and had their gun confiscated.
She also said it’s unclear exactly when Lujan would be off duty, since many sheriffs are on-call at all hours.
State Attorney General Hector Balderas appointed Reeb to prosecute the case against Lujan after 1st Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna recused himself. Balderas also granted Reeb the authority to prosecute any charges stemming from Thursday’s arrest.
Reeb said she will file to combine the charges, meaning Lujan will face three charges of resisting and obstructing officers.
So far, five of the eight judges in the 1st Judicial District Court have recused themselves from overseeing Lujan’s case. ”
Who wants power and control over others? Who chooses a career that allows them to be an authority figure? Who has more in common with bullies, wife beaters and child molesters? That’s right, your neighborhood hero in blue. Remember that the next time you get pulled over on a dark highway.
“A Mississippi police officer accused of soliciting a 16-year-old girl for sex was identified by the victim’s attorney Tuesday and later ordered to stay away from the accuser and her family, officials said
A Jackson police officer was arrested Saturday and charged with exploitation of a minor, news outlets reported.
On Monday, the Jackson Police Department said a patrolman was arrested and later placed on administrative leave. The department hasn’t identified the officer nor has it released details regarding the case. A mugshot of the officer wasn’t released.
A May 9 affidavit accused the officer of coercing the teen and giving her a cellphone so she could later meet with him to engage in “sexually explicit conduct,” The Clarion-Ledger reported.
The victim’s attorney, Lisa Ross, identified the officer on Tuesday. She later accused the police department of giving the officer special treatment because he was released from jail Saturday on an unsecured $50,000 bond, news outlets reported.
Police Chief James Davis responded at a separate news conference by saying the department arrested the officer once it learned of the allegations, adding that the department does not “deal with” bonds.”
LAKELAND, Fla. — A video showing what appears to be a Polk County deputy punching a handcuffed suspect two times before placing him inside the back of a marked deputy cruiser is making rounds on social media.
The graphic video, sent to ABC Action News on Thursday, shows a man wearing a neon green t-shirt, later identified as 20-year-old Fernando Jimenez, being taken into custody by two Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
As one of the deputies holds Jimenez to the back of the cruiser, the second deputy appears to have punched Jimenez twice before placing him inside.
One of the punches appears to have hit Jimenez in the head.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the deputy punched Jimenez “whenever he was trying to get him under control.”
Who would guess that a guy who wants to control people for a living would end up being a child molester? The other cops like to do the high and mighty because he is a child molester , but….. According to the purple Berets , a women’s advocacy cops are 4 times more likely to commit domestic abuse (And six times less to be prosecuted) than the average citizen. Additionally , according to a national police chiefs survey, 47 % of cops witnessed activity by other cops that was illegal and did not report it. (Add the 47% to the ones actually doing the deed and that is a large number) It is the nature of the game that attracts the animal and in this case it attracts bullies, wife beaters, sadists, power mongers and the occasional child molester. The good cops? They are the true rarity and they usually get out of the game when they figure it out . And yes, his name really is Wigglesworth
“Wigglesworth was arrested by the FDLE, which charged him with two counts of sexual battery of a child younger than 12 and three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child younger than 12. According to Sheriff Mike Prendergast, Wigglesworth was hired July 2, 2018.”
“Wigglesworth was booked into the Citrus County Jail and ordered held without bond until after first appearance, which is scheduled for Saturday. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, Fifth Judicial Circuit.”
Go figure. Other than cops, who likes to have power and control over others?
VERONA, Pa. —
“Verona Borough Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to terminate Verona borough police Officer Anthony Ogline, who is charged with child pornography.
Borough Manager Jerry Kenna said the actions of Ogline do not represent the borough of Verona. Ogline was arrested and charged last week with child pornography. He was immediately suspended without pay.
On Jan. 16, Whitehall police were investigating after a 16-year-old boy walked away from his school at midday and got into a black sedan.
Police tracked the boy’s location to an address in Verona borough Jan. 17. According to the criminal complaint, the address was owned by Ogline, a Verona borough police officer.
As police attempted to make contact, Ogline arrived in his car with the boy.
Police said Ogline had picked the boy up from school and provided him with alcohol and marijuana and exchanged pornographic images with him.
Ogline said he did provide alcohol to the teen, but denied smoking marijuana and said he would consent to a drug test to prove that.
Ogline has been charged with possession of child pornography, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and several other charges.”
Just a few bad apples right? Of course it is and that would explain why I have hundreds of pages and thousands of stories posted here. These cops lying, stealing and worse are not anomalies, but rather the norm. Why tell the truth when you can lie and it will believed because of your blue privilege? Why not swagger and throw your ass around when you are backed up by all of your cohorts who do the same? It is not a far jump from that starting point to theft, cover up and civil rights violations. Any time you are in contact with LEO, both your life and freedom are in danger.You never know the true face that hides behind that badge and gun….. Until you see it.
“A Paterson police sergeant was arrested Tuesday as part of an internal affairs and FBI investigation into corruption within the city’s department, authorities said Tuesday.
Sgt. Michael Cheff is the eighth city police officer arrested in the FBI’s corruption probe that began three years ago, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.”
“Cheff is accused of civil rights violations and falsifying police reports. According to an FBI complaint, Cheff is accused of stealing more than $2,000 from the safe of an alleged drug dealer and sometimes falsified paperwork to cover up the thefts of money that other officers stole.”
“The investigation has focused on police officers who allegedly stole thousands in cash from people after illegally stopping and searching their vehicles.
Cheff, who has been on the job since 1996, was the sergeant who supervised five former patrol officers who have pleaded guilty to taking money from motorists, passengers and other people they illegally stopped.”
A young Tennessee cop already facing a barrage of disturbing allegations — including forcing a woman he arrested to be baptized and probing a black man’s anus on the side of the road — was just indicted on 44 criminal counts.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Wilkey, 26, was arrested Tuesday on charges including rape, sexual battery, false imprisonment, extortion, stalking, assault, oppression, and reckless driving, according to court documents.
Wilkey has been on paid administrative leave since July, when dash-camera footage revealed he and his partner had beaten a black man on the side of the road before conducting an invasive body cavity search. That incident, which sparked widespread community outrage, was referred to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for further review, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The resulting findings were referred to the local office of the Hamilton County District Attorney General, which brought Tuesday’s indictment.
The indictment doesn’t fully describe the circumstances surrounding each alleged crime, but the allegations, in part, mirror those featured in at least four lawsuits brought this year against Wilkey for alleged misconduct. Some of the charges mentioned in the indictment — reckless driving and stalking, for example — were not previously mentioned in lawsuits.
The lawsuits were brought by Robin Flores, a local civil rights attorney and former police officer who has agreed to represent several of Wilkey’s alleged victims, some of whom are minors alleging they faced invasive body searches from Wilkey. It’s not clear what happens to those civil lawsuits now that Wilkey is facing criminal charges.
“I want to reassure our community, each and every day the men and women of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office are to perform their duties in a deliberate, honorable, and professional manner. We are charged to protect this community and its citizens and this is a responsibility I take very seriously,” Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond said in a statement Tuesday night. “My staff and I will continue to follow the steps laid out by Civil Service and cooperate with the District Attorney’s Office throughout the course of this investigation.”
The Hamilton County attorney, meanwhile, did not immediately return a VICE News request for comment on the allegations against a county employee, nor did Wilkey’s personal attorney.
Here are some of the allegations Wilkey is facing:
Wilkey was indicted on charges of extortion and false imprisonment relating to the February arrest of Shandle Riley. She’s currently suing Hamilton County, Wilkey, and his partner, deputy Jacob Goforth, alleging that her civil rights were violated. Riley is mentioned by name in Tuesday’s indictment.
Riley was on her way to visit her child and had just pulled into the driveway when Wilkey initiated a traffic stop, according to the lawsuit filed in October. Wilkey told Riley he pulled her over because he believed she had methamphetamine, ordered her out of the car, and allegedly began conducting an invasive body search. He also asked her to take off her bra and shake her bra and shirt out.
When he asked her whether she had anything illegal in her car, she mentioned she had a “roach” in her pack of cigarettes but that she didn’t have any other drugs.
It’s at that point that Wilkey allegedly called her a “piece of shit,” according to the lawsuit, and asked her whether she had been “saved” by Jesus Christ. Wilkey allegedly told Riley that he felt “the spirit” compelling him to baptize her, and asked that she go retrieve some towels. If she would agree to be baptized, he would let her off with a criminal citation for the marijuana, according to the lawsuit.
Wilkey allegedly asked that Riley get in her car and follow him to a nearby lake, which Riley felt she couldn’t refuse. Then Wilkey allegedly stripped down to his underwear and led Riley into the water so he could baptize her.
“Plaintiff was shivering uncontrollably, and felt horribly violated,” according to the lawsuit. The other deputy, Goforth, was present but did not participate in the baptism, nor intervene.
Roadside body cavity search
Wilkey was charged Tuesday with rape and obstruction for a July 10 incident that’s not described in detail in the indictment. However, the date of that incident and unlawful arrest matches the date in a lawsuit filed by Flores over the alleged roadside beating and body cavity search of the black man, James Mitchell.
Wilkey allegedly pulled over Mitchell for over-tinted windows, and because he smelled of marijuana, according to the lawsuit against Wilkey, Hamilton County, and Deputy Bobby Brewer. Wilkey ordered Mitchell and his girlfriend out of the vehicle. Wilkey allegedly handcuffed Mitchell and began searching him, at which point Mitchell told Wilkey he had an untreated and large hernia and the search was causing him pain.
Wilkey and Brewer then beat Mitchell with “fists, knees, and feet,” according to the lawsuit. Then they removed Mitchell’s pants, bent him over the hood of his car, and “conducted an anal cavity search” without consent on the side of the road. The female passenger, Mitchell’s girlfriend, of the car was forced to watch, according to the lawsuit, and feared she’d be dealt the same punishment, or that Mitchell would be killed. Instead, he was transported to jail on multiple charges — including resisting arrest — made bail, and went to the hospital for tears in his anus, contusions, and the aggravated hernia, which later required surgery. The charges against him were dismissed.