National Police Abuse Project
Edited July 1, 2012
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WHY THIS WAS WRITTEN!
WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF OUR INFORMATION?
This project uses a variety of sources. Often a story in the media will stimulate an inquiry. We have contact with a number of people on both sides of the fence, and can speak with local people throughout the USA, as a minister, in total confidence. We also use other organizations such as The Innocence Project, a site you should check out to just how much of a problem false arrest, false imprisonment and rogue cops really are. Check them out at http://www.innocenceproject.org
Most of the police we meet are just like the rest of us. A growing number are not! Many want to get home in one piece and not deal with trouble. They are decent human beings who will try hard to do an honest job for everyone they deal with. They are the front line soldiers in the war against crime. They are there to protect the honest guy. They are honest, educated and out numbered, needing the support of the honest citizen. Their thankless job is to protect us against those who do evil. They have likewise been hampered by the actions of corrupt police. Too many have forgotten the concept of discretion, morals, ethics and upholding the law! It is encouraging to see the reform movement taking root in the USA that is holding more bad cops accountable for their abuse of authority. Many decent cops really working hard and upholding professional standards, which makes the bad ones stand out like sore thumbs. Lets support and back up the good ones. I hope that you will too. Because of the effects of corrupt cops, many good ones are leaving for other types of work, making the positions ever harder to fill.
The best first line of defense is to be honest. If someone is out there driving while under the influence of drugs, having illegal drugs in their possession or are stealing, they are assaulting the rights of their fellow citizen. They deserve to get caught and punished. This kind of person is wrecking society for everyone.
Like any occupation there are a certain number of individuals who are misfits, and do irreparable harm to any profession they enter. They are the bottom 5% of the work force. I well remember from my own early days when I started as a reserve police officer, being told that anyone in law enforcement must have absolute integrity as a pre-requisite. I observed first hand how a few cops start out bad, while some unfortunately turn bad. The level of violence, social isolation, temptations from exposure to large amounts of cash and drugs, and other factors can all serve to ruin a good cop. The end result is the same; the individual becomes a greater danger to society than most criminals; a predator.
The difference being one gets a uniform, complete with a gun and taxpayer supported license to kill. The bad cop becomes a dangerous predator. Recent cases of Chicago police officers are a sad reminder. The disease has spread to the federal level as witnessed by the recent FBI cases in Ruby Ridge, not to mention the destruction of the reputation of Mr. Richard Jewel in Atlanta. We also had the BATF raid in Waco.
We need one law and standard for all people, and that includes all law enforcement officers from all local, state and federal levels. Rogue cops lower themselves, their fellow officers and their departments to the level of the criminal. Rogue cops, lawyers and judges bring contempt, ridicule, disrespect and worse upon everyone associated with the criminal justice system. Juries now take into account these issues.
The experiences of many as a victims of police abuse indicates it has become necessary to pass along some survival tips to deal with the bad cops, as you really don't know what you are dealing with most of the time. The bad cops have cast warranted suspicion on all cops. This means federal, state and local law enforcement. Citizen rights come first. The government is not meant to be a terror to the innocent, only the guilty. That is the U.S. Constitution in action. Bad cops overstep the bounds of legitimate authority, and are criminals.
We have received a lot of messages requesting personal advice for individual situations. Since resources do not allow us to operate a legal clinic, we have included a link to The National Complaint Center at the bottom of this site. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
When stopped or you encounter a police officer, be polite and civil. Ask what the problem is. You don't want to batter a good cop! By avoiding adversarial relationships further problems are avoided before needless issues are raised. If you are adversarial with a bad cop you might end up in the hospital, charged with resisting arrest, if you live! Be careful
WARNING: UNTRAINED COPS ON DUTY WITH REAL GUNS!
Some states still allow cops to start working without any significant training! There are untrained cops working in Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and in thirty states in general. Newly hired cops can work for as long as six months in most cases and up to two years in some cases without training. They are often not properly supervised by a full fledged officer as required either. The risks and liability are very high. Some states such as Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming require training before an officer is sworn in.
The results of poorly trained cops can be tragic. A rookie cop in Illinois kills a driver during a car chase. A new campus cop in Indiana shot an unarmed student to death. A Mississippi cop held a gun to the head of an unarmed teenager and uses a choke hold.
The practice is all too common with exact numbers unknown. Be careful when you deal with a cop as that person might not be trained or capable of properly performing the duties of the position. Barney Fife is alive and well.
Tasers are increasingly being used by bad cops to intimidate citizens into obeying orders, even if those orders are illegal. On top of this, the number of fatalities from Taser use is growing at an alarming rate. In January 2008 the latest death in Fayetteville came after a man told Fayetteville Police he was overdosing on crack. He was difficult to restrain so the cops used the taser. He died shortly afterwards. This is one of too many cases. The Taser is supposed to be a safe alternative to higher levels of force for people using force against others, but carries an unacceptable high risk of death or serious injury. This tool needs to be removed from the cops. A recent Chicago study published in January 2008 points to long term cardiac effects including death even months later. It appears the manufacturer’s claims of safety might not be as accurate as first thought. Some cops think they can use this weapon with impunity, but might in fact kill just as effectively as with a gun.
One cop on the Winston-Salem Police Department brags about how anyone who “doesn’t do what I tell them gets tasered.” I have heard this from fellow NYPD officers too.
BE CAREFUL WHEN CALLING THE COPS
One judge in Chicago told a friend that if you :ever find a dead body or something, walk away and don’t get involved.” Calling the cops makes you a suspect, and at high risk to be wrongfully arrested. Read on, this is no joke!
THE LEGAL CRISIS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS COPS RUNNING SCARED
In recent years many lawsuits have been leveled against bad cops and departments in reply to false arrests, beatings and false imprisonment. This has created an increasing climate of fear among many intelligent cops about making any kind of bad arrest, or even writing a bad ticket. This works to your benefit if you have witnesses who will protect you, and you have the guts to file any kind of complaint with the FBI or State Attorney General. It gets even better if you can record the events. In fact the crisis is so bad in Chicago Commissioner Jody Weiss, retired FBI agent, chided his cops about the very low arrest rates after many innocent people walked out of Illinois prisons, cleared after false arrest and imprisonment. Chicago cops have been running scared of being set up themselves, and are worried about getting the same medicine they have handed out for decades.
It might do some good to tell a cop that you are going to sue him. Look the cop straight in the eye and mean it. Tell him he will provide a nice pension to retire on. Tell him you are charging him with unlawful restraint and kidnapping, assault and battery, etc. Then follow it up with legal aid or an attorney. Make sure you have proof and protect yourself as some cops are so bad now that the only defense is a good offense.
Often they will really back down. You might not have anything to lose. The bad cops won’t listen in any case.
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND NEGLECT OF DUTY
It is the duty of the District Attorney or States Attorney to protect the innocent. They are supposed to ride herd on the cops who step out of line. But most are ambitious politicians seeking advancement and are buddies with the cops. They look good when they put anyone in jail or prison. Witness what happened with DA Michael Nifong in Durham County, North Carolina. You will be told you must meet with the DA who will try to intimidate you into a plea bargain, as most are lazy slugs not wanting to do real legal work, much like too many defense lawyers. If you are innocent don’t accept a dismissal, nolle, prayer for judgment continued, or trial by judge. Get a jury. Get your lawyer in there and watch to make sure no easy shortcuts are taken!
DA’s are famous for sitting on appeals to, in order to cover the mistakes of cops and court officials. The DA in Forsyth County let Darryl Hunt sit prison for years, knowing about Mr. Hunt’s innocence. Certain people were being protected.
Don’t ever talk to the DA yourself, Get your attorney to talk to them and protect yourself as the cop has set you up with the DA.
MANY COPS USING ILLEGAL STEROIDS
Many cops are using steroids “to win fights with the bad guys,” according to a recent release on police.com. Not only is it illegal drug use, but it is dangerous for the general public. Few departments currently test for the drug, but that is changing as denial is no longer an option. People on steroids are more prone to trigger violent incidents or react in a violent fashion, versus someone who is sober. It can cause outbursts of excessive force, poor judgment and long-term health problems.
The FBI has validated that many field drug test kits are giving false positive results, causing many innocent people to spend months in jail because chocolate and other innocent items test positive. There is no regulation of these kits, and the FBI stated “the potential for civil rights violations when these presumptive tests are out there is phenomenal. Organic and natural foods and medicines will often trigger positive. Be careful when crossing customs or going to the airport as some cops are still making false arrests even though experts advise that a complete investigation is required to make a correct determination of real drugs versus legal substances.
POLICE PROPERTY SEIZURE Highway Robbery
Too many cops now are profiling people that can’t fight back and filing legal papers to seize cars, cash, jewelry, computers and more under the pretense of seizing “assets from the crime.” They will offer a deal where the property is signed over, or go to jail for a long time. The problem is that most of these seizures are innocent people, often of color. It gets worse when the local cops work with the feds to get around more protective state laws. If someone attempts to defend their property, they open up huge liability where the corrupt cop will really falsify reports and evidence, and then risk going to prison on a double hit. The property can be seized at the lower level of requirements for a civil case instead of “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Even the private security guard services are in on the act, taking a cut of the action. If your property is seized, get a lawyer involved, as this is a game to pay cops salaries with shrinking tax revenues and budgets.
If driving, provide your drivers license, registration and insurance card in a motor vehicle stop. Your ID is no longer your private right under some conditions, as cops have gotten laws passed in some states that allow them to check the ID's of innocent passengers, often used abusively by some departments. Openly state several; times “I don’t consent to any search of this vehicle or myself,” if they attempt to search. State you are being detained against your will as well. Make sure witnesses hear you say these things. The officer must have your permission to check your ID in many cases unless you are being arrested or ticketed. Once the police get your ID they can and will run a warrant check. If an error in the computer system brings up a warrant or ticket expect to be arrested. If you are walking down the street you might decide to give your name to the officer, but don’t volunteer anything else.
Ask what the problem is. The officer must truthfully state the reason for the stop. A failure to do so is a violation of the rights of everyone in the involved, and can constitute possible grounds for a claim of false arrest, as well as criminal charges of unlawful restraint and kidnapping. You may be asked to step out of the vehicle, searched and cuffed only if the officer has legitimate grounds, not because of some fabrication. Some corrupt officers plant drugs and other "evidence" during this time, steal your valuables and destroy your driver’s license, so be aware of these possibilities.
If the cop insists on a search hand him the keys and repeat that the detention and search are without your consent. This will cause much evidence to be thrown out in court in many cases. The cop can’t search your pockets unless they have truthful cause to suspect a weapon. Even a pat down search can open a cop up to charges. Never consent to a search but state openly “This search is without my consent.” The cop can’t hold you to wear you down to force “consent.” Make note of this and charge false arrest. Stop and Frisk is often abused by bad cops, falsifying “reasonable suspicion.” Many false arrests are cooked up this way.
Abuse of minorities remains common with corrupt officers, although much improved compared to just a decade ago. Your vehicle can only be searched with your permission unless a legitimate arrest is being made, actual probable cause exists, or legitimate evidence of illegal activity is in plain sight. Any illegal search can make the officer liable under state and federal laws for serious legal action. Any evidence is most likely inadmissible in court as well. Consult an attorney right away if you, or your vehicle searched, or your ID checked under any unusual circumstances.
As of 1 October 1999, racial profile stops are illegal in Connecticut. North Carolina has a similar law on the books. If you are stopped, and this law was violated, the officer can be arrested. Have the cop arrested.
Your best defense is to have witnesses with you in case a "plant" is attempted. You do not have to tell the officer your private business for being out in any public area. That is your legal right. The most you should tell any officer is the fact you were on your way to the pharmacy or the like, if you choose. Beyond that silence is golden. The officers might attempt to separate your party to get someone to talk. Again silence is golden. Don't give a crooked cop a break. The cop must prove himself to you to gain your cooperation. In this regard you are in command, not the cop. The cop is under limits of authority; compel the officer to earn your trust and obey the law.
Be advised that many officers now have cameras installed in their cars, which record on videotape, complete with sound. Don't try to get cute! If you play your cards right, the tape can serve as your evidence against a crooked cop.
DRIVING WHILE FEMALE AND POLICE RAPE
A stinging article in The Philadelphia Inquirer dated 13 August 2006 revealed the case of one serial rapist who spent his night shift hunting for sex. Former officer and now inmate James Fallon was accused of a string of sexual assaults in Philadelphia, along with his partner Timothy Carre. For a long time multiple complaints went unheeded, as these cops preyed on females who were intoxicated, had drug habits, employed as strippers and prostitutes. These men would touch private areas of women’s bodies during “frisk searches”, force women to expose their breasts and more. If a civilian male were to go out and act in this fashion, an immediate arrest would result, but not in the good ole boy network! It is estimated hundreds of cops use their badge to get sex! This is a nationwide scandal in the USA. Women beware of any cop!
This is a nationwide problem with Philadelphia being a molecule in the tip of the iceberg. Norristown PA had officer Claude Lacombe convicted of rape, as did The Pennsylvania State Police, with former trooper and inmate Michael K Evans. Only at that point did the state police start to take complaints seriously. Eugene Oregon had two serial rapists on it’s police force, Roger Magana and Juan Lara. Other cases such as San Bernadino, CA and Baltimore are on record too.
For years complaints have been ignored as cops carefully pick victims they can discredit. In my town of Enfield, CT, one cop has a street reputation of sexual activity with teenaged prostitutes, yet nothing is done about it. My revelation of this fact has angered certain local cops against me. The truth really hurts.
I have several suggestions for victims. Do not go to internal affairs or the law enforcement agency involved! Go to the emergency room of a hospital not in that jurisdiction for a sexual assault examination. Do not delay as to preserve evidence. Do not allow any officer from the offending department to talk to you or go near you! They must have your permission to talk to you or enter the case so you can protect yourself against the rapist cop’s pals to preserve your case! You are in command in giving orders the cop must obey.
DRIVING WHILE BLACK OR BROWN
The FBI released a report in May 2007 that proves people of color get pulled over, arrested, searched and are the subjects of force twice as often as whites. Thus even driving at zero miles per hour is dangerous. Be prepared to pull over for prejudice. It’s happening in many places.
COMING TO THE AID OF A COP MIGHT COST YOU YOUR FREEDOM: DANGER
Before you help a cop in an emergency bear in mind what happened to an innocent nurse who pulled a Chicago cop out of his burning car after a serious accident. Nurse Rachelle Jackson saved the life of Officer Kelly Brogan only to be taken to the station house and held for two days with little food and water, until she signed a “confession” prepared by the cops over the cops missing gun. She spent ten months in jail before the charges were dismissed. A federal jury awarded her $7.7 million in June 2008, and the city plans to appeal the award as excessive.
This might sound inhumane and cruel but given the current automaton culture of rogue cops, you might not want to help any cop at all. Let the cop get help from other cops. Yes, you might get arrested for trying to save the life of a cop shot or hurt in an accident. We have some sorry cops out there and they bring this down on themselves for their stupidity and thick-headedness. Sorry cops, but if you get hurt around me, some intelligent people most likely will not stop to help as dumb cops are not limited to Chicago.
You can’t be sued or arrested if you don’t stop to help; it’s the safer road.
Your property is your castle. The police can only enter without your permission with a valid arrest warrant, valid search warrant, or in certain emergencies such as hot pursuit with legitimate probable cause. Otherwise the police are trespassers. If the cops enter your property for any reason, call your lawyer. File for the arrest of the violators. Don't give permission for anything. Some cops will try to pressure you telling you subtle things that make you think you are a "prime suspect," and ask you to sign a "waiver" for permission to search. Once you have signed they will then tell you the technical warning you have the right to "refuse." Just don't sign anything without a lawyer present.
There is a growing problem of the abuse of arrest warrants. Under the law if a cop has a valid reason to believe a person wanted on a legitimate warrant is on a property, they can enter to arrest that person named in the warrant. What is happening due to the new emphasis by John Ashcroft in “preventing crime” is the erosion of civil rights by slow and subtle means. Bad cops are making up any reason at all to get into a house or building to circumvent the constitutional safeguards that protect citizens. Rogue cops are now using arrest warrants to “go fishing” and “toss” a place, entering with drawn guns. The practice is such that any friend or relative might get raided such as what I hear happening in Miami Beach and Dade County. These rogue cops will threaten families with all sorts of legal action if they fail to provide certain information the police demand. Often they refuse to let anyone see the warrant, which is illegal. They will often conduct illegal searches well beyond the warrant they claim to have, and arrest anyone for anything “incidentally found.” Remember, you don’t have to talk, and can sue for abuses of your rights! These kind of cops will often pick on minority poor people with little education knowing it’s hard to fight back. If this happens call The American Civil Liberties Union!
If a cop comes to your door step outside and lock the door behind you. Don’t let a cop in as this can leave you open to having your house searched without your consent. Openly state, “I do not consent to you entering or searching my house,” with witnesses present. If they are going to arrest you step outside, as the police generally can’t search any area you have not been in. If the cops order you to open the door comply while stating the entry and search is without your consent.
If they claim to have a search warrant demand to see it. Make sure they have the correct name, date of birth, address, apartment number and name. Check the date of the warrant as most states only allow the warrant to be served within a few weeks, Mistakes in hitting the wrong house, apartment or individual are common enough to warrant special mention. If any of the identification data is wrong order them to leave at once. If they delay or refuse, perform a citizen arrest on the spot for home invasion, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, groping etc.
Another problem is the almost daily practice of cops looking up names in the computer to identify a suspect, getting the wrong name and a legal warrant to arrest an innocent person. Then someone gets booked, fingerprinted, photographed and assigned a permanent federal violator number that never goes away, leaving them in jail sometimes for months and years. That violator number then gets them pulled in later for “questioning” or another false arrest. Some lawsuits are starting to challenge this abusive practice on the basis of the fourth amendment; lack of probable cause. Sue if you can as cops and Das are running scared, especially if you demand a jury trial. Never accept a dismissal, nolle or bench trial, get a lawyer. A dismissal will only get you put in jail the next time as the person now has a “record.”
The Connecticut State Supreme Court just ruled that citizens can’t generally resist or use force against police who enter illegally or are acting illegally. The evidence of resisting illegal police activity can now be admitted into court against you. This means the bad cops are almost not accountable and can lock you up legally after provoking you, even though they act illegally. If you are in this position decide for yourself if your life is in danger and you must protect yourself. You can always make a citizens arrest of the officer for assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and the officer must submit to being arrested. The failure to do so is obstruction of justice. Also get a physical examination in a hospital right away, and get pictures of any bruises, etc. The cops can also be sued for the illegal entry, etc so get a lawyer. Several other states have passed laws of this kind in the “Post 911 Police State mentality,” taking away legitimate rights of self defense against bad police so be careful! Only a bad cop will push things this far, but many love this new shortcut to circumvent real police work, so file charges if they do. Don’t let them get away with this. Get your witnesses to tell the truth and stop this new form of abuse.
An increasing number of abusive police criminals are entering private property without consent by falsifying "probable cause." For example there have been telephone switch errors in the High Point and Greensboro North Carolina area, resulting in spurious 911 calls. The Guilford County Sheriff and other police agencies have made it policy to require the house be searched, even if the owner or occupants object. Legal action can and should be taken including the arrest of the police involved.
In spite of court rulings the drawing of any deadly weapon is prohibited in all but legitimate emergencies. If you have a weapon pulled on you consult an attorney to file assault with deadly weapons charges. Don't invite disaster as any cop is under tremendous stress and might use the weapon in error. You might be right, but dead. A bad cop will have others "cover up" as well Be very careful as there is an alarming number of fatal shootings by rogue officers in places including our nations capitol. Many are unarmed, innocent citizens, and the damage lawsuits are growing, along with the awards and settlements.
The recent unjustified killing of a 18 year old black man by Hartford Police shows just how trigger happy some dysfunctional cops can be. (See Hartford Police below.) Some cops will shoot to kill just for failing to obey their “commands.”
Even if you do everything legally, police might still murder you, such as recently happened in Hartford and New Milford CT, or New York City. Some cops are out of control or psychologically unstable so be careful. They lie claiming they thought their lives were in danger, and get away with it. That is business as usual.
Cops are systematically trained to lie and withhold information, as a part of standard interrogation techniques. The only thing they can’t do is represent themselves as lawyers. The lawyers didn’t like that so they passed a law to protect their territory. They can show up on a fire truck,, as well as impersonating anyone they think will get them the goods. They will tell you that they are only looking for information; you are not a suspect. Innocent people are increasingly spending time in jail after trying to help the cops. It might not be such a hot idea to help a cop. Button up and get a lawyer.
It is always your right to demand the identification of any officer. There has been a real problem with police impersonators such as blue light rapists! You should only stop for a marked unit and uniformed officer. If any doubt exists, especially for women at night use your cellular phone to call the real police and call for help. Go to a known police station, even if in another town. An honest cop will understand. No charges may legally filed if you exercise this right. Take note of the driving habits the cop practices to press charges against the cops for any reckless driving while going to a police station. Consult an attorney. Call someone on the cellular phone before opening up for police as well.
Because of the increasing incidents of police abuse you are well advised to avoid casual conversation with any law enforcement officer in many areas. Ask the cop if you are free to leave, and walk away. If the cop says no, tell the cop you wish to have a lawyer present and any search or detention is without your consent. Say this several times so witnesses can hear you. Walk away if you are not being detained and keep going. Teach your children that the cops are not always their friends, and the cop must contact the parent for permission to ask questions.
In the case of plain clothes officers demand their identification. Wait until uniformed police arrive if you can. Never open up your car to anyone unless you are sure they are real cops. Copy down the name and badge number of any cop you encounter. If in doubt, call the agency or state police to verify their status. Again an honest cop will understand and comply. They are just as concerned with police impersonators as you are, if not more so.
Talking to the police is your decision, not their right. The police must respect request your permission and respect your decision on this matter and are forbidden by law to coerce you. Again silence is golden if you even suspect there is the possibility you are a suspect. Get a lawyer and keep quiet. Again, an honest cop will understand and respect your rights. Be polite, civil, and silent! Bad cops will use all sorts of tricks so it is best to have a lawyer if you can get one! Remember, it is now LEGAL for cops to lie and use deceit, which is a moral fashion statement on the sad state of police ethics, too often an oxymoron. Too many cops will lie and try to put people into a panic, just get people to talk. Silence is golden. Above all never lie to a cop, as they will use even an innocent lie to set up as “guilty.” Holyoke Police in Massachusetts did this to Wayne Healy years ago, and he is still serving time as an innocent man.
If you are calling for service as a crime victim exercise some caution as well. Some cops treat everyone including obvious innocent victims as suspects, attempting to force the innocent suspect to "prove themselves" to their satisfaction. You might find yourself falsely arrested and victimized twice. Witness the Bostik case in Philadelphia. Some criminals attempt to pass themselves off as "victims," lying to evade lawful arrest, hurting the honest citizen. Try to understand the position the good cop is in. At the same time you don't have to tolerate any police abuse, in which case you should file a complaint and get legal counsel. The cops are there to serve you so demand you be served and not harassed. Witnesses again are a big defense.
A case in Torrington, Connecticut resulted in a couple being wrongfully arrested on the basis of perjured testimony. As a result the couple was wrongly charged of attempting to sell their baby. The Connecticut State Department Of Child and Youth Services took their baby away, and was able to persuade a court to permanently take away their parental rights. Even after the court found both parents not guilty, the state refuses to return the child, fighting hearings lead by Chief State's Attorney Bailey. Had the Torrington Police Department done their job right the first time, a family tragedy could have been avoided. If you check the record, this department was under federal investigation some years ago long with Waterbury and New Britain Police Departments. This is not a new problem in Torrington.
If the police show up at your residence or place of business wanting to investigate a “hit and run” motor vehicle accident, do not allow them to view your car if possible. Call your lawyer and make arrangements that way, directing the cops to leave. This is another set up opportunity for a crooked cop. Much of what they need for information is available on the computer so this might even be an opportunity to “plant” evidence to frame you.
If a detective approaches you be aware they "fish" to try to shake out whom they think is guilty. A common approach is to tell you "We know that....." to try to make you talk, when they really don't know anything. Some will try to move in on your physical space to make you uncomfortable. Order the offender to move away as this is a criminal offense known as assault. Unfortunately some detectives treat everyone like a suspect. They will move in on personal space and sometimes-even touch your body to display power. Since it is illegal for anyone to touch you like this, politely direct the offender to cease, as this is criminal assault by a police officer. Advise the officer/offender that you are filing charges of assault and battery. Be cool and calm, while considering if you wish to place the police violator under citizens arrest, your words to this effect require the criminal cop be cuffed, fingerprinted and more. Accept nothing less.
If you are detained for questioning under ANY circumstances, consider yourself a suspect! Cops are allowed to lie and coerce you in an attempt to break down a suspect to get them to talk. There are many bad cops who will lie stating they have all sorts of evidenced against you as a ploy to get you to talk. Another ploy is to get you to go through “hypothetical scenarios” where you would be the guilty party, asking you how you would have acted under those circumstances; they will use this as a “confession.” Some will feign “sympathy” towards a suspect to show them they “understand” why they would commit such a crime. Another trick is to try to get a person to “doubt” their own memory, suggesting they did commit the crime, and then push for a “confession.” A number of innocent people have had death row sentences overturned because of this unprofessional practice that is too common in law enforcement. Ask for a lawyer every time they talk to you! The bad cops will keep you up many hours without food, water, medicine, sleep or legal advice to “break” a suspect. Alaska and Minnesota now have laws that require all interrogations be videotaped so use this to your advantage. If you have been denied food, water, sleep, medicine, legal representation or are ill repeatedly say so as the tape will protect you. The use of taped interrogations is becoming more widespread now as multi-million dollar awards for wrongful convictions due to bad cops are becoming common. Again, refuse to answer any questions until your lawyer is there because many dirty cops use tricks to get their case on innocent people! Connecticut cops are well known for playing the game called “Lets Pretend.” They act like a person is not a suspect and badger what they want, and then arrest their victim. Since the person was supposed to be a suspect, the Miranda rights get sidestepped. Innocent people go to prison and have their lives destroyed by these kind of cops. If you are talking to a cop, you are a suspect! Clam up and get a lawyer.
A growing number of states are passing laws to require police electronically record all interrogations to protect against these kinds of abuses.
Many police officers are being trained to systematically sidestep the Miranda Warnings. For example they might talk with someone and then get around to telling the person they are being arrested or they came with a warrant. Just don’t talk and you have done what you can to protect yourself!
Have witnesses around. It is always essential to get an attorney involved. You might innocently say something that is misused by overzealous police and gets you in trouble. Politely and civilly explain you don't want to talk without consulting your attorney. A good cop will understand and comply as required by law. You don't have to explain why, or say any more.
Beware of police dogs as they are not foolproof! One Florida man spent 26 years in prison because a “perfect” wonder dog fraud identified him. These dogs can make mistakes! Challenge the use of any dog or “sniff evidence” with your lawyer. This dog was exposed as a fraud but the dog put over 50 people away for years, and when the dog was discovered by a judge to be a fraud, no cases were reviewed.
REQUESTS FOR “VOLUNTARY SEARCHES” AND TURNING IN GUNS: A DANGEROUS POLICE SCAM
Boston Police have dreamed up a neat program they state will take guns and drugs off the street. They will be asking parents to “voluntarily” allow Boston Police to search the living quarters of children for weapons and drugs. Of course the cops will ask the parents to sign Consent Forms, without explaining the potential legal consequences of such a search. Once the cops come in anything they find will result in an arrest. This could mushroom to include siblings and parents, who just might be innocent. Add to that the history of cops “planting evidence” and you have a grand recipe for disaster. Legal experts published warnings in The Boston Globe about this abusive practice, “calling it an end run around the constitution.” Letting the cops in makes all “evidence” admissible in court and gives away protections the founding fathers put in the Bill of Rights for a very good reason. You are handing a signed, blank check to a potentially abusive cop. Plan on going to prison for a long time!
You are better off being a parent and doing your job by checking your kid’s space. If you find weapons or drugs, get rid of them yourself. Wear gloves while handling anything illegal! Wipe down a weapon with WD-40 oil to eliminate fingerprints, and seal it in a plastic bag, that you also handle with gloves. Then toss the gun into a sewer, river, large pond or lake, while not being seen. If you dare to turn the gun over to the cops, you might get falsely arrested such as happened with The Hartford Police. Drugs can be easily flushed down the toilet. Wash the wrappers and throw them away somewhere off your property. Always handle with gloves to eliminate fingerprints! Then put the stuff in another bag you can handle without gloves. Don’t leave the outer bag where you dump the stuff. If the cops stop you while you are getting rid of the stuff, thank them for being so available and tell them you found the stuff on the street and are taking it to a police station, then give it to them.
Then apply the proper discipline to your kid. If your kid is over 18, throw them out. They will only ruin you. Search their space again & again as well the rest of the house too.
Some police departments will beg you to turn in the guns to them. Some actually will take guns no questions asked. But why take the chance when some sewer worker or garbage worker can tell the cops what turned up at the sewage waste plant or recycling center? Remember that cops are trained to lie. Would you buy a used car from a cop, or former President Richard Nixon? (This was a poster after Nixon got caught!)
SECURITY GUARDS ACTING LIKE COPS
Beware of the “plastic cops,” also known as security guards, security officers, rent a cops etc. In Connecticut they are required to wear square badges to protect the public and identify them as not being cops. Just what is a guard? A guard is a private citizen acting as a watchman. A guard only observes and reports. Most guards have little or no training, such as first aid, CPR or emergency action procedures such as fire extinguishers, having no police powers of any kind. They only have the same power as the private property owner to limit access to property, and yes, a private property owner or guard can check ID Cards, deny access or inspect packages coming in. They have the same status as a private citizen in making a “citizens arrest.” Any citizen can make an arrest which must go to court. Yes you can arrest anyone this way, including a guard or cop.
Guard services often profile their staff with sharp looking uniforms, and give the illusion of authority and security. They project an image of confidence. Some even have patrol cars designed to look a lot like real police vehicles. But most of the time it’s all show and no go. The idea is we are protected because we have a “guard in the lobby.” It is really scary that Homeland Security is hiring this kind of person to protect our national assets. I know of one guard who was hired to be part of an “elite security team” after a few hours of classes. One day a man pulled up to his guard post at the gatehouse, and went through without stopping. This guard went nuts, picking up his volunteer EMS radio and calling the police on a general panic message. It turned out the man had misunderstood the guard, but the entire police force responded red lights and sirens. One guard I know shot a hole in the roof of his gatehouse while playing with his gun. I worked security while in college so I saw quite a bit of what I speak of. Some of these types even get hired as cops!
A large number of guards are unqualified candidates who flunked out (Thank God!) trying to get on a police force. A study some years ago in Connecticut indicated most guards were between jobs or unemployable in decent jobs. The guard companies often conduct minimal screening on their staff, with a significant number of guards going from job to job, often getting fired. They often lack the temperament, intelligence and the like to be the real deal. They often try to act like cops and bully people. The bad part is what they write in their reports can get you falsely arrested by the real cops and convicted even though you are innocent. You have no Miranda Rights while talking to a guard so be careful what you say as many are itching for some “action.” Keep a witness with you to protect yourself. Some states are now even given “defacto police officer status” (Special Police) to these people, who most often do not know what they are doing, and hurt innocent people. There are no uniform training or conduct standards to hold security companies accountable for the felonies committed by overzealous “plastic cops.” There have been some huge damage awards for false arrests including shoplifting involving guards. Beware of fake titles such as Special Police, Special Deputy Sheriffs, Special Officers, Security Police, Public Safety etc who are not real cops. They are “lackees.”
Some guards try compensate for their lack of status by going to the local police and fire uniform supply shop. They become a best customer overnight and load their belts down with enough gear to take on Rambo. It’s all an act.
Even worse is the desire to arm some of these people with real guns, taser guns, pepper spray, nightsticks, handcuffs, shotguns, assault rifles and other gear. This can only spell trouble for everyone including the innocent citizen. It is bad enough that some real cops have these things. These guards are often sent out taking risks and working under conditions no real cop would tolerate, for minimum wage pay and no benefits. The security companies are busy out-bidding each other over pennies while employees are exploited. This trend has even gone as far as private corrections where private security company jail guards make half the pay. Guard services are economically marginal operations at best. Most guards are inexperienced and temporary at best. You get what you pay for, such as in June 2007, when two Vance Security Guards on contract to The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, got into a heated argument. One guard pulled his gun on the other guard, as a third guard tried to stop him from removing his gun from the holster. Ten shots later no one was hurt (there is a God in Heaven), but everyone was hiding behind anything they could. Metropolitan DC Police arrested this guard. We have more to worry about in the way of Homeland Security from our own security than from the terrorists.
When a guard handcuffs or arrests someone, the loss of freedom and stigma of false charges is the same as if a real cop did the foul deed. The one advantage is the ease of bringing lawsuits and criminal charges against security guards and agencies, as they lack the protection a real cop has. The client who hires the guard will often not back up the guard and feed him to the wolves.
The bottom line is not to talk to an abusive guard or submit to their “authority.” Walk away and keep walking off the property, then call the police to have the guard arrested if needed. You can and should make a citizens arrest yourself of the guard and beat them to the punch if they even act in any fashion that you fee threatens you. This can be even just harsh words or gestures. Don’t let a guard try to charge you first. Then sue the client and guard service. Beware as some bad cops are buddies with these security guards, both being on the same level.
In other countries security is well trained, well selected and well paid. In some countries they are a part of the federal military reserves. They have the authority and respect. In the USA they are often one big joke. Every guard force has one or two people who really do a good job and hold the place together, as they know what they are doing. Please don’t give them a hard time.
FAKE COPS: IMPERSONATORS
Now there is a growing problem with persons who impersonate law enforcement officers, often having “blue lights,” fake badges and guns as well as look alike cars similar to the kind used by real cops. If you are in doubt as to the authenticity of someone trying to stop you, do not open your windows or doors. If you are really concerned do not stop, but call 911 on a cell phone and go to a real police station or toll booth! Take note of any reckless driving the offender does. It is really easy to get fake reproductions of badges and patches so beware. Even the federal government even had 35 agencies discover a cache of 1300 fake badges in Russia! A real police agency will understand and get a marked police car with uniformed officers on your lawful demand.
There have been problems with “Blue Light Rapists” in North Carolina and around Philadelphia in past years. This is the real cops worst nightmare as citizens will not know who the real cops are. Some police officers have been shot this way. Be careful and demand an ID from, any officer. It’s your right.
There is a serious problem of police officers stealing property from citizens during traffic stops, home entry, detention and arrests. The predator cop will have other officers “witness” it never happened. Innocent citizens lose money out of their wallet, clothing, or their watch (New Orleans) while in the lock up. Have witnesses and give your personal valuables to a trusted friend or relative rather than risk what a bad cop will do. Another trick used by police departments is to just ignore a judge’s order to return property (New York City), or to have highly restrictive hours when the evidence room is open to reclaim property (Hartford CT Police). File charges of theft and use a citizens arrest if necessary as most cops cover for their own; this is one of the “benefits” of the job. As of November 2006 four Chicago cops are under indictment for using their badges to gain entry into homes and steal property. This happened a few years ago when the Philadelphia Police raided the massage parlors without warrants, seized property but made no arrests.
As recently as late 2006 people are still getting handcuffed and pulled off airplanes for engaging in evening Muslum prayers, act in theory protected by the U S Constitution. And this has all been made perfectly legal. A man wearing a T-Shirt in Arabic and English calling for peace in the middle east suffered likewise. If any overzealous citizen or airline staff think you are “weird” or resemble a “terrorist,” this is common practice and legalized by President Bush. Free speech and religious rights have been proscribed in contravention of our constitution. What next? Secret prisons without trial for citizens? Be careful and sue these cops if you are selected for this treatment in the name of “national security.” By the way, the airlines are really no safer in spite of the civil liberties these Republican Gestapo have stolen. Even the FBI got caught in March 2007 abusing “National Security Certificates” and failing to report the true numbers issued to Congress. Such certificates were used in cases clearly not related to national security, and even demanded on an “exigent” basis; an “emergency.” Businesses that receive such an order are forbidden by law to tell anyone, or face many years in federal prison. Hitler’s Gestapo acted like this too. America is throwing away it’s freedom.
It's not fun, and too often innocent persons are detained without being arrested. A recent court ruling allows police to do this for investigative purposes. It must only be done for legitimate purposes however. Any abuse leaves the bad cop open for false arrest and assault charges/kidnapping charges. Get a lawyer to handle any case of being hand cuffed or detained, as handling it yourself is too risky. Once you demand a lawyer, the cops must stop questioning you. Either they charge you or let you go. If they have detained you already, you have lost your freedom and have a high chance of going to jail. So be quiet!
If you are arrested, remain silent! Don't give any cheap ammunition to anyone. Make your phone call, get a lawyer, and get bail. If you can't get bail, keep quiet in jail as "jail house snitches" might set you up! Plead not guilty. If you do this, the entire burden of proof is on the police. Hope you have an honest cop. You can’t always count on it. Any arrest strips you of many of your civil rights, even more so if held in jail. Bail is often set on their conditions including electronic monitoring and restrictions on your movements. This can last for years in some cases until you are cleared. It is all perfectly legal police abuse that is common enough to bring up.
You have the right to demand your fingerprints and mug shots be returned to you and your computer arrest records cleared if you are not convicted in finality. Do this as overzealous cops looking for “suspects” can abuse these records. False arrests have resulted from bad cops looking at baseless records. One man spent over two years in a New Jersey state prison framed by a cop falsifying fingerprint records. The mentality of bad cops equates an arrest with "guilt", even though the law says otherwise. Be advised once you arrested for anything you get a permanent NICU FBI violator number, as well as a state, county, jail and local police violator number that stays around forever. Expect extra searches at airports or when stopped by any cop, as this record pops up in too many states. Expect to be considered a “person of interest” and hauled in years later as well, in some cases.
If you push hard enough you can get the computer files “blinded” and you should do so as you should expect to be detained and searched in the future at airports, customs and traffic stops by dumb cops who equate any arrest with “guilt.” Expect to be cuffed and put on the ground during such a search too. Strip searches have resulted from this kind of error as well as false arrest. Each state is different in how they handle this so check with your lawyer.
The cops may not use force if you are acting reasonably. Make notes of names, places and what happens in case you are abused. Write this information down as soon as possible. If you have bruises demand hospital care so the bruises can be identified and photographed. If the cop refuses claim crushing chest pain, which should get you right into a hospital, where doctors and nurses will document your injuries as evidence in your defense. No one wants a heart attack death in his or her jail or police station. The investigation is most painful. Use this only as a last resort.
Even this might not protect you as witnessed by the recent wrongful arrest by Longmeadow Police in Massachusetts. Due to a "clerical error" a woman was arrested for not having a valid drivers license. While being held in leg irons and handcuffs in the Hampden County Jail, in Springfield, she charged being beaten by a sheriff's deputy security guard, suffering bruises and internal bleeding. She required hospital care while under false arrest. The court security guard was charged with slamming her up against a wall. The charges were quickly dismissed, and the jail security guard was indicted. The jail security guard had the charges dismissed against him because of political connections, but the allegations in the case linger on leaving doubts.
The State’s Attorney or District Attorney are often pals with the bad cops and will offer an innocent person a “deal” to save them from the trouble of doing their job to investigate the case to find out what really happened, and to protect bad cops from being arrested or sued. There are too many lazy, unethical and politically ambitious bully prosecutors out there that use high pressure techniques to intimidate innocent people to accept a “plea.” Once to plead, you have lost all your rights and have been set up for the next charge in the future as anything other than a clear finding of “Not Guilty” will give you a permanent criminal record . Get a lawyer, enter a not guilty plea, and make bail if you can. Never talk to a prosecutor as they are an extension of the police and are often in collusion with lawyers who even sell out their own clients. Get a real lawyer who will look out for you. You will have to look around very carefully too as not all lawyers want to work for their clients. It is far easier to make a back room “deal” with their buddy, the prosecutor. Some prosecutors often withhold information that would indicate innocence to insure getting a conviction. Never trust a prosecutor as too many have forgotten their sworn duty to protect the innocent.
When an innocent person is arrested the public interests are not served as the real criminal is still out there and will prey upon others. Some cops just plain don’t care and will even side with criminals to protect sources of information; look up Stafford Springs, CT below!
There exists a serious threat to innocent people from socially irresponsible people who will cause a false arrest or accusation to intimidate a person from taking legally justified action. I know of tenants causing the false arrest of their landlords (See Enfield Police) and high school students falsely accusing their teachers( See Roanoke Police). The intent of the false accuser is to get away with whatever illegal action they have done, such as refusal to pay the rent, disrupting the classroom or whatever they want. While police officers are even sometimes falsely accused themselves and are quick to follow up a false accusation against a fellow cop, too many unprofessional, untrained and unethical cops fail to follow up this basic tenet of social intelligence to protect an innocent citizen. Worse yet the false accuser has nothing to lose as no action is often taken for filing a false charge, or giving a false statement to police. Even known drug addicts and prostitutes as well as punk high school students know this and use it to remove a teacher they don’t like, or punish an honest landlord, etc. Be aware you can’t expect any protection from bad cops when this kind of thing happens. Even lawyers use this trick to file SLAPP lawsuits (Strategic Litigation Against Public Policy) against innocent victims to protect guilty corporate clients! This forces an innocent victim to spend thousands of dollars on legal fees, and often to drop legitimate action against social predators; who then go on to hit their next victim with the assistance of our legal system. It has been said that “Lady Justice” is a whore.” Be aware of this growing problem. I know of one Connecticut tenant who even won a damage award from her former landlord after an eviction for vandalism she deliberately caused!
Related to this are many people who file false and frivolous civil lawsuits, with the sole intent to injure and intimidate. Once a lawsuit is filed, the “Victim” of such a malicious lawsuit spends often spends thousands of dollars to defend themselves against loss of the home and assets. Often a “settlement” is forced on someone, giving up dignity and rights the person could not take had the case been heard by a real judge or jury. Any time in court amounts to a huge crap shoot, with a growing trend of socially irresponsible parties using the legal process against innocent people, to get their way. I have seen judges in small claims courts alone give tenants money back after they damaged an apartment, or failed to pay rent!
Lawyers are a huge part of the problem as they have sold out to those with means, such as corporate clients and wealthy individuals. The working man has to give in, rather than pay huge legal fees to bring out the truth. Some attorneys are over the top, being willing to invent whatever it takes to produce a case out of thin air, to get the client what they want. Some attorneys will engage in a campaign of character assassination during discovery such that any innocent working man will look like dirt. I know of local attorneys in Connecticut that would slime the Virgin Mary to protect a pedophile priest. Lawyers have forgotten they are officers of the court, and made courts a dangerous place for any innocent person. Many lawyers are “hired guns.”
If you should find your self in a hostage situation be prepared for the increased possibility of being arrested and jailed. Recent court rulings allow this as well in a broad number of situations including airline incidents. You should again get an attorney, while telling the police that you are an innocent hostage and victim. Say nothing more and call your lawyer. A good cop won't hold a hostage, but witness what happened to a women hostage arrested by the Detroit Police and jailed for two days. Her children were taken by DCYS, and she reported being treated worse by the cops than the escaped convicts who had kidnapped her. Silence might well be golden.
Don't intervene directly but note the names and badge numbers of the officers as well as police car numbers. A cad-cam is an obvious asset, with a distant lens if available. Have witnesses there to back you up. Dial 911 and log the information onto the voice tape for use as evidence against police. Then call the FBI. Never call the local police Internal Affairs, as there is a high risk of a cover up, when any bad cops are involved. When the local police get the word, they will often release their victim without any charges, often lying to cover their liability. Internal Affairs or other local police to investigate this incident might approach you. Again, talk only to the FBI. If you don't want them on your property, they are criminal trespassers. The police cannot harass you or talk to you without your permission. That includes phone calls, mail, being approached in public, etc.
Friendly news or TV reporters can help as well. Bringing it out in the open, and taking the control from the bad cops will serve justice served up, on a silver platter. Don't worry about stepping on the toes of high-ranking police officials as they failed their responsibility to provide supervision and oversight to prevent this kind of misconduct. They have given up their rights and authority. Treat them as bad cops. They are part of the problem, instead of being part of the solution.
It is your duty as a citizen to report bad cops. The good cops suffer for the bad, which have too often risen in the ranks. There are now reports of death threats against honest cops for speaking up against corruption. Too many good cops quit after two or three years on the job for this reason. By reporting bad cops, you send a powerful message to all cops to stay within the limits. While many cops still hold to the code of silence and protect that bad apples out of fear, there are some good cops coming forward and breaking ranks to clean up corruption.
In my view failing to report a bad cop is as bad as being corrupt, as this signals the setting of a standard of acceptance. I know of one very bad cop back east who was forced to dump his jet engines because of being reported. There were shock waves felt in the entire state. Even if you don't have enough to arrest the bad cop, a report goes in the officer's file and other places. Another report for that same individual or department will pull the past incidents as well. The second report might well get the offender fired or prosecuted if the first didn't. This adversely affects promotions too.
Be aware that certain federal agents such as The Border Patrol DEA, BATF, and others engage in warrant less searches and coercion. You have the same rights no matter whom you deal with. It's entirely unfortunate that some federal officers demand a standard of state and local police they refuse to uphold. Perhaps after the Atlanta Olympic bombing incident that will change some of the attitudes in the FBI.
Remember the police work for you, the citizen! No cop has the right to be your master. Make the job of the good cop easier by helping them put the bad ones in prison, with the rest of the criminals.
If you want to make any cop really nervous fast, just let a remark "slip" about some guy you just saw with a camcorder. Watch them clean up their act really fast! Of course they might even go looking for the camera operator, further impeding their efficiency. At the very least you will appeal to the widespread paranoid feelings of cops who fear getting caught on tape. This is why the bad cops even have to be careful these days. If you really are filming, don’t let the cops find out about the existence of the tape, until they see it for themselves on the six o’clock news as many cops will seize and destroy any evidence of this nature! Check out West Hartford Police below! You are allowed to watch police activity at a reasonable distance so don’t let the cops push you out.
This was written both out of need, and from several people’s experiences both inside law enforcement and as a victim of bad cops myself. The experiences of others were included as well. We would love to be able to name the good cops who helped us prepare this; we must protect their careers. We would like to thank a certain officers of the departments who inspired many of the tips.
Fight for social, economic and political justice. It is our only hope for world peace and a stable society. An intact and well functioning police mechanism is essential in this task. This is as much a part if one's spiritual responsibilities as supporting your local church. Our Lord attacked the moneychangers in the temple; we should do no less.
Get involved by bringing pressure on the municipal, county and state officials to deal with police corruption! Help elect a new Sheriff, like was done in North Carolina. File charges where warranted It really does make a difference, as the effects are widespread. The honest cops will appreciate it as you are clearing the air. The bad cops greatly fear the light of an honest citizen. Enlist the help of your local television station or newspaper as well. Publicity is the deathblow to any corrupt public official.
Recent police scandals in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford and Atlanta underscore the need to rid our police departments of the bottom 5% of the work force. Help the good guy out.
There are a couple of newsgroups out there that seem to attract a large number of cop haters, wackos, and even a some cop "wannebes." If you sign on to one of these forums be prepared to selectively filter out the name-calling and other trash from the real stuff. Calls to clean up two newsgroups have gone un-answered.One has a “Sgt Rock” posting his daily brags. His stuff sounds more like the journals a psychiatric patient might write.
A large number of local, state and federal officers have privately encouraged us as they too are fed up with corruption they are almost powerless to stop. They remind me how much the abuse causes well-deserved attitudes citizens take out on the next cop they meet.
Several officers have asked us for help to fight vicious attacks and false accusations, often politically motivated. Some were facing being framed or fired themselves. This site is our way of giving back to innocent citizens who have nowhere to turn for help. Good cops under attack are as much victims as anyone else! While we don't operate a formal program or legal clinic, this ministry is intended to speak up and encourage victims of police crime to seek justice.
A few cops have criticized us for giving away information "that will help criminals!" Any well informed person knows that a real criminal knows his rights, makes bail, and goes on to commit more crimes. Any criminal that has served time in prison just comes out better educated at his or her chosen vocation; prisons breed more ruthless predators. Any real criminal could recite what we are telling you with needing this site!
The innocent citizen is the person who is devastated by false arrest and false imprisonment. The innocent citizen who is victimized by bad police will often not cooperate in the future with any police officers as a result. We have been told by some that they will not call the police for help, but fend for themselves instead (often a very smart move). We know of several that will report a cop, any cop, for a simple traffic violation, just to make the life of any cop miserable. To the bad cops I ask you to think about this; what goes around comes back around! How would you like to be lying on the street wounded, with no one to help you? We know of cops who were in serious personal danger who got no help from bystanders and were alone in a fight with real criminals. We know of cops who received no medical aid after being wounded, while bystanders aided others at the scene; this was citizen payback for police abuse.
To the good cops, don’t lose courage. People like me very much respect and back you! We need you. Help us weed out the rogue cops!
COPS WHO DO THINGS RIGHT AND ARE A CREDIT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT!
I have been criticized for pointing out the faults of cops who prey on society, and I plan to keep on doing it. My character has been attacked by lawyers in an attempt to discredit me because I have ethical standards and speak my opinion. One such lawyer even called me a “Crusader.” But some lawyers would slime the Virgin Mary to defend a pedophile priest. To be fair this section balances the acts of the good guys, who by the way suffer ignominy because of the bad cops. Support the good cops.
MONTRÈAL POLICE, QUÈBEC, CANADA
This fall 2006 Montreal Police responded quickly and effectively at Dawson College when a crazed lone gunman started shooting innocent students. One woman lost her life, while many others were saved by well trained and professional cops. GOOD JOB!
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
The shootings in Lancaster County in October 2006 were an example of cops doing it right. The team went in and prevented a lone gunman from sexually assaulting innocent Amish girls; the gunman had K Y Jelly in his backpack. The swift assault saved at least four lives in a situation where ten lives were almost certain to be lost. Good job guys! That had to be hard too see the carnage this sick man inflicted.
VERNON CT POLICE
Sgt Paul Miffit and other officers rescued a drowning boy from a local river, at great risk to life, having to be rescued himself after getting the boy out. Good job!
VIRGINIA TECH CAMPUS SECURITY POLICE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF AND VIRGINIA STATE POLICE
In the carnage at the Virginia Technical Institute in April 2007, as well as again in 2011, in which 32 students were shot dead by a lone gunman, these cops did a decent job to say the least. This area is rural, and lacks the kind of resources other areas had. Many wounded were saved and evacuated by cops who did not know if they would be shot for going in to rescue victims. This is to date the worst mass killing in the USA & Canada on a college campus, surpassing the killings at the School of Engineering in Montrèal some years ago. The lone killer took his own life at the end.
MAXIMALLY DILATED ANAL SPHINCTER AWARDS
The worst of the scum, lower than dirt, beyond redemption, etc
1st Place: New Orleans Police
2nd Place: Chicago Police
3rd Place: North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
Dishonorable Mention: New York City Police
1ST Place: Philadelphia Police
2ND Place: New Orleans Police
3rd Place: Chicago Police
Dishonorable Mention: Windsor Locks CT Police
New Orleans Police
Hartford and New Haven CT Police
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Innocence Project, New York City with national links at
www.aidwyc.org Canadian Site
Centurion Ministries in Princeton, New Jersey
San Diego Support Group at http://www.itsforthekids.com
WE SELECT DEPARTMENTS BY SECRET PROCESS INVOLVING THE VOTES OF VICTIMS OF POLICE AND JUDICIAL ABUSE. ONCE YOUR DEPARTMENT GETS LISTED HERE, IT STAYS HERE FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS. THOSE ARE THE RULES. COPS OPINIONS DON’T COUNT HERE. THIS IS TURF OWNED BY THE VICTIMS OF BAD COPS. Thank you.
Former Trooper Larry Normand pleaded guilty in June 2007 to shooting an unarmed, disabled mentally retarded man to death. The man was lying on the ground and kept putting his hands in his pockets, not understanding commands to keep his hands in sight. Normand had been ordered to direct traffic, but instigated the incident by directly approaching the innocent man. Once shot the man asked, “Why did you shoot me?” Normand must serve 90 days in jail followed by probation and community service at a school for disabled people. The Arkansas State Police have promised to step up training in response to the incident. The innocent man was mistaken as a fugitive from a Michigan prison.
In September 2009 this department lost an overturn for a murder conviction case involving a death sentence, due to DNA.