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« Reply #4700 on: November 08, 2019, 02:05:31 PM »
"Only the finest people"...

Once again, we are dealing with criminal gangs. More than that, this was a police network of child molesters and showcases the absurdity of cops investigating themselves.

As if the cops sexually abusing young prospects was not enough, now the police department is violating the law and withholding the records.

Years of scandals, investigations, and lawsuits bruise police morale in Louisville

Two former police officers in Louisville, Ky., are in prison. The mentorship program they used to sexually pursue minors is no longer operating. Months after their guilty pleas, though, the city’s residents still wait for an honest accounting of the department’s investigation into the officers’ crimes.

The Louisville Metro Police Department initially denied a request for records by the Courier-Journal. Now, the department may be mandated to turn over thousands of documents related to the internal investigation after the state’s attorney general ruled that their denial violated state law.

The records pertain to two former officers, Kenneth Betts and Brandon Wood, who stand accused of using their positions as mentors in the department’s Youth Explorer program to sexually pursue, exploit and abuse teenage participants.

Betts, 35, was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison on charges of enticement of a minor and child pornography, both of which involved children he had been entrusted to mentor. Wood, 33, is serving five years for sexually abusing a teen he met in the program. Both are central to the scandal that grew to be about much more than just two officers.

In the lawsuits, several other LMPD officers are accused of acting negligently when informed of sexual impropriety by officers like Betts and Wood in the Youth Explorer program.

Retired Maj. Curtis Flaherty has been accused of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct in the program. He is named in each of the seven lawsuits explicitly.

Flaherty started the Youth Explorer program in Louisville, and mentored Betts when he was a cadet. Thomas said the trio of Flaherty, Betts and Wood perpetuated a cycle of mock accountability that allowed the abuse to flourish for years.

 According to Thomas, Betts’ victims would report their abuse to Wood, who would take their concerns to Flaherty, where they would be dead on arrival. The same thing allegedly happened in reverse, with Wood’s victims going to Betts.

Flaherty held dual roles within the department. He ran the Explorer program while overseeing LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit – the department responsible for internal investigations. Louisville Metro Council President David James, himself a former police officer, said Flaherty’s positions in the department were a clear conflict of interest.

“So, the case went under investigation,” James said. “During the investigation, the chief allowed officer Betts to resign from the police department. And once that resignation took place, he closed the investigation.”

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad closed the case by exception, which means the department declined to pursue charges after the officer resigned. Betts resigned in 2014 without any sexual misconduct marks on his record, and went on to work as a code enforcement officer at a nearby police department from 2015 to 2017.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/years-of-scandals-investigations-and-lawsuits-bruise-police-morale-in-louisville

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« Reply #4702 on: November 08, 2019, 05:34:45 PM »
As it has been mentioned many times in this topic, we are dealing with violent criminal gangs.
One of the few times that cops are indicted for beating someone. Maybe that's because the person they assaulted happened to be an undercover cop. As expected, the scumbags are represented by the cop union lawyers.

St. Louis cops indicted for assaulting undercover officer posing as protester: 'Gonna be a lot of fun beating the hell out of these shitheads'

hen a judge acquitted a white St. Louis police officer in September 2017 for fatally shooting a young black man, the city's cops braced for massive protests. But St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Dustin Boone wasn't just prepared for the unrest - he was pumped.

"It's gonna get IGNORANT tonight!!" he texted another officer on Sept. 15, 2017, the day of the verdict. "It's gonna be a lot of fun beating the hell out of these shitheads once the sun goes down and nobody can tell us apart!!!!"

Two days later, prosecutors say, that's exactly what Boone did to one black protester. Boone, 35, and two other officers, Randy Hays, 31, and Christopher Myers, 27, threw a man to the ground and viciously kicked him and beat him with riot shields, even though he was complying with their instructions.

But the three cops had no idea that the man was actually a 22-year police veteran working undercover, whom they beat so badly that he couldn't eat and lost 20 pounds.

On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted the three officers in the assault. They also indicted the men and another officer, Bailey Colletta, 25, for destroying evidence and lying about the attack. Prosecutors released text messages showing the officers bragging about assaulting protesters, with Hays even noting that "going rogue does feel good."

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-st-louis-police-officers-charged-in-beating-20181129-story,amp.html

Former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Undercover Officer Believed to Be Protestor

Randy Hays, 32, a former police officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Missouri to one count of using unreasonable and excessive force against a fellow SLMPD police officer, who was believed to be a protestor while the officer was working undercover in downtown St. Louis during protests following the 2017 acquittal of a former SLMPD officer on a state murder charge. Hays’ co-defendant Bailey Colletta pled guilty to committing perjury related to this assault on Sept. 6, 2019.  Co-defendants and former SLMPD officers Dustin Boone and Christopher Myers remain under indictment on federal charges related to the assault and subsequent cover-up. They have pleaded not guilty.

According to the plea agreement, in addition to facing a maximum of 10 years in prison, Hays must forfeit his law enforcement certification. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

The trial of Boone and Myers is set for Dec. 2, 2019.

This case is being investigated by the St. Louis Division of the FBI and is being prosecuted by First Assistant United States Attorney Carrie Costantin of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Special Litigation Counsel Fara Gold and Trial Attorney Janea Lamar of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Criminal Section.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-st-louis-metropolitan-police-officer-pleads-guilty-assaulting-undercover-officer

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4704 on: November 11, 2019, 03:21:10 PM »
Apparently it is illegal to eat a sandwich on a train platform in Califronia.
Good to see that the cops focus on the crime epidemic of felonious sandwich eaters instead of wasting taxpayer money on petty crime such as rapes, murders or burglaries. It took 4 of them to conduct this high risk operation!

BART police handcuff, cite man for eating sandwich on platform

A Concord man is speaking out after he was handcuffed and detained by BART police for eating on the platform at the Pleasant Hill station. Steve Foster of Concord tells ABC7 News this all happened Monday morning at the Pleasant Hill station when he was approached by a BART police officer.

"I was just up there eating my sandwich waiting for the train to come."

Foster says the officer, wearing the name badge McCormick, walked past several other people eating and drinking on the platform and confronted him. His girlfriend caught the interaction on her cellphone. He was even handcuffed.

BART says state law prohibits people from eating or drinking in the paid portions of the station. In other words, from the time you enter the turnstiles to the time to exit them at your destination.BART released a statement on Friday in response:

"He was not arrested. He was cited for eating, which is a violation of state law," said spokeswoman Alicia Trost. She adds the man was lawfully handcuffed after refusing to provide his name multiple times. Once he provided his name, he was cited and released."



https://abc7news.com/society/bart-police-handcuff-cite-man-for-eating-sandwich-on-platform/5684480/

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4705 on: November 11, 2019, 03:24:23 PM »
Intra-gang violence?

Mannford police chief allegedly killed by one of his officers

The Mannford, Oklahoma, police chief was killed by one of his officers while the two were in Florida for a conference, according to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Lucky Miller and Mannford Officer Michael Nealey were in Pensacola Beach, Florida, attending the Southeast Public Safety Training Conference at the Hilton.

The Sheriff's Office said there was a physical altercation between Miller and Nealey.

Miller, 44, died from his injuries.

https://ktul.com/news/local/mannford-police-chief-killed-in-florida-by-mannford-officer

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4706 on: November 11, 2019, 03:36:47 PM »
Intra-gang violence?

Mannford police chief allegedly killed by one of his officers

The Mannford, Oklahoma, police chief was killed by one of his officers while the two were in Florida for a conference, according to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Lucky Miller and Mannford Officer Michael Nealey were in Pensacola Beach, Florida, attending the Southeast Public Safety Training Conference at the Hilton.

The Sheriff's Office said there was a physical altercation between Miller and Nealey.

Miller, 44, died from his injuries.

https://ktul.com/news/local/mannford-police-chief-killed-in-florida-by-mannford-officer

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4707 on: November 11, 2019, 03:44:56 PM »
Only the finest people...

Imagine someone getting so shit faced that he strips naked in a night club and starts dancing... Then when the cops arrive they give him a ride to the police station so he can get in his car and drive home.

While the police chief mentions that the clown's actions "have brought discredit and embarrassment upon the Conway Police Department" he proceeds to say it "could have resulted in your arrest for Public Intoxication". Why wasn't he arrested if he was so shit faced and then allowed to drive in that condition?

Conway police officer suspended after dancing naked at nightclub

A Conway police officer has been suspended after he was recorded dancing naked at a Little Rock nightclub last month.

Officer Cebron Hackett was suspended without pay for 30 days and ordered to complete remedial training. He was off-duty and appeared to be "highly intoxicated" when he removed all his clothes at Discovery Nightclub on Oct. 13, Chief Jody Spradlin wrote in a letter of suspension.

"Your actions have brought discredit and embarrassment upon the Conway Police Department and could have resulted in your arrest for Public Intoxication," the letter says.

Hackett declined to comment.

The letter was released under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, along with cellphone video from the nightclub. The video shows Hackett completely nude and dancing to "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. Surrounded by onlookers, Hackett stumbles into a table and is grabbed by a security guard. Hackett pushes away the guard and stumbles onto the floor. Two security guards eventually escort Hackett, still naked, away from the crowd. Hackett was kicked out of the club.

What happened after that is not entirely clear. According to the letter, a Pulaski County sheriff's deputy called Conway police to give Hackett a ride. Someone then drove Hackett near the Conway Police Department, where his personal vehicle was parked. Hackett then drove himself home, the letter says.

Spradlin wrote in the letter that not enough time had passed for Hackett to "safely and legally drive a motor vehicle."



https://katv.com/news/local/conway-police-officer-suspended-after-dancing-naked-at-nightclub

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4708 on: November 12, 2019, 07:51:21 PM »
Surveillance everywhere.

School apps track students from classroom to bathroom, and parents are struggling to keep up

When Christian Chase wants to take a bathroom break at his high school, he can’t just raise his hand.

Instead, the 17-year-old senior makes a special request on his school-issued Chromebook computer. A teacher approves it pending any red flags in the system, such as another student he should avoid out in the hall at the same time, then logs him back in on his return. If he were out of class for more than a set amount of time, the application would summon an administrator to check on him.

Heritage High School in Loudoun County, Va., introduced the software, called e-Hallpass, in September as a way to track trips to the bathroom, the nurse’s office, the principal or other places on campus. It collects the data for each student’s comings and goings so approved administrators can see pass histories or look for patterns.

As technology becomes more pervasive in schools, parents and students are getting a lesson in data privacy. Every year, they face the overwhelming task of sorting through the benefits, drawbacks and privacy implications of each piece of educational software. Families have to decide if they are comfortable with how information is being collected and used and whether they want to — or even can — opt their kids out.

Hundreds of applications, big and small, are being used at schools across the country to do everything from track homework to modify behavior. They can collect data about intelligence, disciplinary issues, personalities and schedules.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/29/school-apps-track-students-classroom-bathroom-parents-are-struggling-keep-up

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« Reply #4709 on: November 13, 2019, 12:00:32 AM »
"If you don't want to do the time, don't do the crime".. This man, like several other innocent people, did the time but didn't do the crime but don't expect someone to end in prison for ruining this man's life. For the government it's always an "unfortunate mistake" when innocent people end up in prison.

LA man wrongly convicted in series of Boyle Heights robberies freed from prison after 11 years

A Los Angeles man who was wrongly convicted in 2008 for a series of armed robberies in Boyle Heights was released from prison Tuesday, prosecutors announced.

Ruben Martinez Jr. became a suspect in a string of unsolved armed robberies at the same auto body shop after eye witnesses identified him as the assailant, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. His alibis were not fully presented and Martinez Jr. was later convicted of nine counts of second-degree robbery during a retrial for the case.

He served 11 years of a nearly 48-year prison sentence. Martinez was found factually innocent of the crimes and was permanently released from prison Tuesday.

"I did not do this time by myself. My family did time. My wife did time with me, did the 11 years with me. I couldn't do it on my own," Martinez said.

Over the years, Martinez maintained his innocence, filing several appeals that were denied. He and his wife, Maria, then contacted the District Attorney's Conviction Review Unit and claimed that he was at work when two of the crimes were committed.

https://abc7.com/la-man-wrongly-convicted-of-serial-robbery-freed-from-prison/5693308/

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« Reply #4710 on: November 13, 2019, 12:36:35 AM »
A step in the right direction. Effectively the government, as usual, violated the Constitution on several occasions.

Government must have reasonable suspicion of digital contraband before searching electronic devices at the US Border

In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court in Boston today ruled that the government’s suspicionless searches of international travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v. McAleenan, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and ACLU of Massachusetts, on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry.

“This ruling significantly advances Fourth Amendment protections for the millions of international travelers who enter the United States every year,” said Esha Bhandari, staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. “By putting an end to the government’s ability to conduct suspicionless fishing expeditions, the court reaffirms that the border is not a lawless place and that we don’t lose our privacy rights when we travel.”

“This is a great day for travelers who now can cross the international border without fear that the government will, in the absence of any suspicion, ransack the extraordinarily sensitive information we all carry in our electronic devices," said Sophia Cope, EFF senior staff attorney.

The district court order puts an end to CBP and ICE’s "asserted authority" to search and seize travelers’ devices for purposes far afield from the enforcement of immigration and customs laws. Border officers must now demonstrate individualized suspicion of contraband before they can search a traveler’s device.

The number of electronic device searches at U.S. ports of entry has increased significantly. Last year, CBP conducted more than 33,000 searches, almost four times the number from just three years prior.

International travelers returning to the United States have reported numerous cases of improper searches in recent months. A border officer searched plaintiff Zainab Merchant’s phone, despite her informing the officer that it contained privileged attorney-client communications. An immigration officer at Boston Logan Airport reportedly searched an incoming Harvard freshman’s cell phone and laptop, reprimanded the student for friends’ social media postings expressing views critical of the U.S. government, and denied the student entry into the country following the search.

The opinion is here: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/alasaad-v-mcaleenan-opinion-summary-judgment.

https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/federal-court-rules-suspicionless-searches-travelers-phones-and-laptops


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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4712 on: November 13, 2019, 04:46:10 PM »
http://www.wbrz.com/news/despite-driving-nearly-double-the-speed-limit-no-charges-for-off-duty-cop-in-crash-that-killed-infant?fbclid=IwAR2kc_N75cv3ArO5v4Zot0aLGhfAxPRhcT4SgqkK1dGGI_frJQZ_j2u5FG0



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Investigators said Manuel was driving his personal vehicle, a Chevrolet Corvette, at a speed of 94 mph when he slammed into an SUV. That's nearly double the posted speed limit of 50 mph on that stretch of road.

The crash killed a 1-year-old who was riding in the other vehicle.

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« Reply #4713 on: November 17, 2019, 04:54:38 PM »
The "brave hero" attacked a teen with no arms and no legs... And then arrested another teen who was filming the attack...

A 15-year-old with no arms or legs was tackled and pinned by a sheriff’s deputy in a ‘horrific’ video

The shirtless 15-year-old screams as he lies facedown on the kitchen floor of his Tucson group home. He has no arms or legs, so he can’t flee or fight back. But a sheriff’s deputy at least twice his size is crouching over him and pinning him to the ground, using his body weight to restrain the quadruple amputee.

The eight-minute cellphone video, which was first published by KOLD, has now prompted an internal affairs investigation at the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. A spokesman told The Washington Post on Friday that the deputy in the video, Manuel Van Santen, has been placed on administrative leave.

But Pima County Public Defender Joel Feinman told The Washington Post that the disturbing incident likely wouldn’t have come to light if it weren’t for another teenager at the group home, who recorded the confrontation and then had his head pushed into the wall by deputies.

While most information about the teens is being withheld to protect their privacy, Feinman said that Immanuel, the 15-year-old quadruple amputee, is in state custody because he was abandoned by his parents. On the morning of Sept. 26, an adult who works at the group home called police to report that Immanuel had knocked over a trash can and was yelling and screaming. Feinman isn’t sure what got the teenager riled up, and, in his opinion, it doesn’t matter.

The deputy from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department who responded to the call determined that Immanuel was disturbing the peace and decided to restrain him, Feinman said. That’s when C.J., a 16-year-old who also lives at the group home, began surreptitiously recording from an adjoining room.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/15/pima-county-sheriffs-office-year-old-video-quadruple-amputee/


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« Reply #4714 on: November 18, 2019, 01:20:30 PM »
The "brave hero" attacked a teen with no arms and no legs... And then arrested another teen who was filming the attack...

A 15-year-old with no arms or legs was tackled and pinned by a sheriff’s deputy in a ‘horrific’ video

The shirtless 15-year-old screams as he lies facedown on the kitchen floor of his Tucson group home. He has no arms or legs, so he can’t flee or fight back. But a sheriff’s deputy at least twice his size is crouching over him and pinning him to the ground, using his body weight to restrain the quadruple amputee.

The eight-minute cellphone video, which was first published by KOLD, has now prompted an internal affairs investigation at the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. A spokesman told The Washington Post on Friday that the deputy in the video, Manuel Van Santen, has been placed on administrative leave.

But Pima County Public Defender Joel Feinman told The Washington Post that the disturbing incident likely wouldn’t have come to light if it weren’t for another teenager at the group home, who recorded the confrontation and then had his head pushed into the wall by deputies.

While most information about the teens is being withheld to protect their privacy, Feinman said that Immanuel, the 15-year-old quadruple amputee, is in state custody because he was abandoned by his parents. On the morning of Sept. 26, an adult who works at the group home called police to report that Immanuel had knocked over a trash can and was yelling and screaming. Feinman isn’t sure what got the teenager riled up, and, in his opinion, it doesn’t matter.

The deputy from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department who responded to the call determined that Immanuel was disturbing the peace and decided to restrain him, Feinman said. That’s when C.J., a 16-year-old who also lives at the group home, began surreptitiously recording from an adjoining room.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/15/pima-county-sheriffs-office-year-old-video-quadruple-amputee/




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I can only Hope He Has His Arms & Legs Removed
Fucking Lowlife Bastard Scumbag 

If there is Karma he’ll Get Battered To Fuck

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« Reply #4715 on: November 19, 2019, 01:27:43 PM »
"Only the finest people"...

Cop is caught molesting girl in bathroom and threatens her mother, Oklahoma police say

An Oklahoma police officer is accused of multiple sex crimes of children, according to KFOR and other media outlets.

Bradley Don Goodin, 45, is charged with “three counts of lewd molestation and two counts of child sexual abuse in separate cases filed Thursday in Creek County District Court,” Tulsa World.com reported.

An affidavit obtained by Tulsa World alleges “a parent of one of the victims walked into a bathroom on Oct. 5 while Goodin had his hand down the pants of a 9-year-old girl.” When Goodin was confronted, he threatened to physically harm the child’s mother, the affidavit said.

Goodin is also accused of touching an 11-year-old girl inappropriately on multiple occasions, the Sapulpa Times said.

“The third time the defendant explained what happened,” an investigator wrote in the affidavit obtained by Tulsa World. “He said his watchband that he wears on his left wrist got caught in the shirt the victim was wearing and that must have been what the witness saw and mistook as him touching her.”

Goodin is an officer with the Bristow Police Department, which released a statement via Facebook that said Goodin is on paid leave.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article237417759.html

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« Reply #4716 on: November 20, 2019, 09:42:51 AM »
A woman stuck in stop and go traffic was moving along at 6 mph and a cop rear ended her at 68 mph... The woman luckily made it out alive but she was in a coma for 4 weeks and suffered traumatic brain injuries.

But remember, cops are "specially trained" and can drive over the speed limit, ignore traffic rules and are exempt from laws regarding cell phone usage or even watching videos on their vehicle's screen...

Yet, this scumbag was only cited for "following too closely".... And we are talking about someone with a long history of traffic accidents, this was his 8th at fault incident.


'Grand Theft Auto' video playing when officer slams into car, investigation finds

A distracted driver doing nearly 70 miles per hour in stop-and-go rush hour traffic on Interstate 85 crashed into a woman’s car, nearly killing her.

That distracted driver was a Gwinnett County police officer and a Grand Theft Auto video was playing in his car at the time.

“How you holding up, boss?” asked an officer on police body camera video.

Gwinnett County police Officer Todd Ramsey said in the moments after the crash on I-85. he didn’t even know who he hit.

“Do you know what car it is? He says he doesn’t know,” said an officer.

Channel 2 Action News filed an open records request for the internal Gwinnett County police investigation into the crash to find out. It shows Ramsey had multiple browser screens open on his onboard computer terminal, pulling a large amount of data.

It states that before getting on the highway, Ramsey was sitting and watching a Grand Theft Auto video and that video was still playing at the time of the crash. Ramsey told investigators he had a problem with his eye or contact.

“That terminal in the vehicle certainly not intended for watching Grand Theft Auto videos?” Gray asked.

The only citation issued to Ramsey was for following too closely.

Channel 2 Action News wanted to ask Gwinnett County police why Ramsey didn’t face any other charges, but they would not talk to us, citing a pending claim and potential litigation.

We filed an open records request for his disciplinary records and found this was Ramsey’s eighth at-fault accident.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/2-investigates/cop-crashed-into-car-while-playing-grand-theft-auto-video-investigation-finds/1009924685

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« Reply #4718 on: December 03, 2019, 02:37:52 PM »
Ex-Chicago police commander spared prison for collecting dead mom’s Social Security checks for years
Chicago Tribune ^ | 3 Dec 2019 | Jason Meisner
Posted on 12/3/2019, 5:09:00 PM by csvset

A former Chicago police commander once considered a rising star in the department was spared federal prison Tuesday for pocketing more than $360,000 in Social Security payments intended for his mother that he continued to collect for nearly 25 years after her death.

U.S. District Judge Manish Shah sentenced Kenneth Johnson to two years of probation and ordered him to serve the first six months in community confinement, likely at the Salvation Army.

. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Manish Shah said Johnson’s decision to betray the public’s trust was “infuriating.” “How many times (as a police commander) did you plead with people to come forward and accept responsibly for something?” Shah said. “Yet all that while, there was a crime being committed that you knew all about, and you did nothing to stop it.”

Johnson, 55, pleading guilty in May to theft of government funds, admitting he bilked the Social Security Administration out of a total of $363,064 from the time of his mother’s death in May 1994 to November 2017 when the scheme was uncovered. In seeking up to two years in prison, federal prosecutors revealed in a court filing that Johnson withdrew some of the stolen funds from an ATM at the Englewood District police station. In 2016, Johnson used stolen funds to pay for a hotel room in Phoenix, according to the filing. Two months later, he used other Social Security payments for round-trip airfare to Los Angeles to attend a “crime-fighters conference,” prosecutors said.

The scheme was eventually unraveled by a watchdog arm of the Social Security Administration that red-flagged Johnson’s mother’s account in 2017 because she had not used Medicare, even though at that point she would have been 96, according to the prosecution filing..

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« Reply #4719 on: December 03, 2019, 03:14:53 PM »
https://news.yahoo.com/ive-dying-25-years-cop-015659608.html


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This story is both horrific and outrageous. Look at what this cop got away with (and still does). The judges, prosecutors and doctors are also to blame for this travesty.

The cop was found guilty of 3 counts of sexual assault of his daughter's 12 year old friend. He faced up to 20 years in prison (not much for this type of crime but it's still something considering he was a cop). However, the Judge came to his rescue and claimed the female prosecutor had too much "emotional involvement" in the case and ordered a new trial. Quite the privilege that cops enjoy...

It took 7 years or legal malarkey before a new trial could ultimately begin. At that point the cop started "dying"...

In 1995 the cop must again appear in court (normal people who don't show up in court usually get arrested) but he claimed he had heart failure and was on a transplant list or he would die within a year.

The prosecutors delay the trial.

A year passes, the cop has not received a transplant and has not died either.

But he has retired comfortably in Florida, going on trips (when he claimed that he couldn't even travel due to ill health) but he keeps being "on the verge of death" every time the court bothers him.

In dozens of filings and phone calls to the Vermont court, the cop kept delaying or attempting to postpone his trial his case, every time claiming that is dying in one way or another....

In 2012, he claimed he had been removed from the transplant list because his situation was so dire.

In 2014, he claimed he was undergoing a surgical procedure with up to an 85% likelihood of death.

In 2017, he claimed he had been referred to hospice care and had 6 months to live.

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Macedonio and Wimmer said Forte maintained close relationships with prosecutors and at least one powerful judge. Macedonio recalled being beckoned to the dugout of a ballfield at midnight by a prosecutor who warned him to tread carefully. And Macedonio said that the prosecutor who presented Dinko’s allegations to a grand jury for potential sexual abuse and attempted rape charges informed him that a judge had ordered her to water down her presentation.

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Macedonio said he ignored his supervisor’s order to leave the case alone and instead brought it to the Vermont State Police for them to investigate Dinko’s allegations, since much of the alleged abuse occurred there.

Macedonio believes his pursuit of Forte cost him professionally. When he later asked to be transferred to the homicide squad, he was denied the coveted assignment despite 23 years on the job. He retired from the department out of frustration and moved to Florida, where he got a $6-an-hour security job at a racetrack before joining the Port Richey Police Department, ultimately becoming its police chief. According to personnel records, his career in both departments was unblemished.

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A Vermont jury initially convicted Forte in 1988 of three counts of sexual assault, which could have meant a 60-year prison sentence. But Judge Theodore S. Mandeville tossed out the verdict on grounds that prosecutors would decry as sexist, ruling that the female prosecutor in the case had prejudiced the jury by being overly emotional.

A new prosecutor, Vermont Assistant Attorney General David Tartter, decided 7 years later to retry the case before he agreed to Forte’s request for a health-related delay.

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The 12-year-old girl who accused him of rape in 1987 is now a 45-year-old mother to her own teenagers. She has spent nearly three-quarters of her life waiting for him to appear in a Vermont courtroom.

He even retired from police on a "disability pension" because of facial injuries he received after a car accident.

Oh, and in 2016 he and his wife were arrested for stealing a leopard purse, a bike lock, socks, slippers and a low-carb cookbook from a Goodwill store. However, because of Goodwill's policy not to pursue charges against the elderly, they were let go...



Child molesters, cops and perverts know very well how to use this corrupt system of "justice" to get away with abusing children...


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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4721 on: December 04, 2019, 02:16:03 PM »
Uber reports a sharp rise in government demands for user data

Uber says the number of legal demands for riders’ data made by U.S. and Canadian authorities has risen sharply in the past year.

The ride-hailing company said the number of law enforcement demands for user data during 2018 are up 27% on the year earlier, according to its annual transparency report published Wednesday. Uber said the rise in demands was partly due to its business growing in size, but also a “rising interest” from governments to access data on its customers.

Uber said it received 3,825 demands for 21,913 user accounts from the U.S. government, with the company turning over some data in 72% of cases, during 2018.

That’s up from 2,940 demands for 17,181 user accounts a year earlier, with a slightly higher compliance rate of 73%.

Canadian authorities submitted 161 demands for data on 593 user accounts during 2018.

Uber said that the rise in demands for customer data presents a challenge for the ride-hailing company, previously valued at $82 billion, which went public in May. “Our responsibility to preserve consumer privacy while meeting regulatory and public safety obligations will become increasingly complex and challenging as we field a growing number of government requests for data every year,” said Uttara Sivaram, global privacy and security public policy manager at Uber.

The company also said it disclosed ride information on 34 million users to U.S. regulators and 1.8 million users to Canadian regulators, such as local taxi and transport authorities. Uber said it is mandated to give over the information to regulators as part of the “bespoke legal and regulatory requirements to which we are subject,” which can include pickup and drop-off locations, fares, and other data that may “identify individual riders,” the company said.

Uber isn’t the only company fielding a record number of demands from governments. Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter have all reported a rise in government demands over the past year as their customer base continues to grow while governments become increasingly hungry for companies’ data.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/20/uber-transparency-government-data/

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4722 on: December 04, 2019, 02:36:46 PM »
Once again...

Not only is this cop accused of child molestation but he was assigned to the Juvenile investigations unit. How ironic.. But what's even worse is that he taught kids how to avoid child predators online and he even received an award for "keeping the children safe"...

GBI Arrests Former Paulding County Deputy on Child Molestation Charges

Paulding County, GA (November 25, 2019) – On November 25, 2019, Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 1 Field Office arrested Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Sorrells, age 48, for two counts of Child Molestation and Violation of Oath of Office.  The investigation was initiated on November 14, 2019 by the GBI at the request of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office after an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact with a minor was made to the sheriff’s office.  Sorrells was employed as a Detective at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to the juvenile investigation’s division.  Sorrells was immediately placed on administrative leave at the onset of the investigation and was terminated from employment upon his arrest.  Sorrells was taken into custody and booked at the Paulding County jail without incident.

https://gbi.georgia.gov/press-releases/2019-11-25/gbi-arrests-former-paulding-county-deputy-child-molestation-charges

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4723 on: December 04, 2019, 02:38:35 PM »
And another one...

West Virginia correctional officer facing more than 600 counts of child sex charges

A West Virginia correctional officer is facing more than 600 counts of various sex charges after West Virginia State Police said he assaulted a young girl over a 4 year period.

James Cain, 48 of Salem, began sexually assaulting the girl when she was nine and continued until she was 13, state troopers said.

Cain is charged with:
 104 counts of first degree sexual assault;
208 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust to a child;
104 counts of third-degree sexual assault;
208 counts of incest;
and charges of use of minors in filming sexually explicit conduct and sending, distributing, exhibiting, possessing, displaying or transporting material by a parent, guardian or custodian depicting a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

https://www.wowktv.com/news/west-virginia/west-virginia-correctional-officer-facing-more-than-600-counts-of-child-sex-charges/


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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4724 on: December 06, 2019, 04:46:41 PM »
More innocent people ("civilians" as cops called them) killed... I doubt any cops will face murder charges for the death of innocents,as usual. They'll probably pat each other in the back and get a medal or a promotion for their "bravery". Apparently it was more important to them that no cops died during the shootout:



’They murdered him:’ Family of UPS driver killed in shootout lashes out at police

While mourning his death, the family of the UPS driver killed in Thursday’s shootout in Miramar is also lashing out at police who they believe are responsible for the loss of life.

“They murdered him,” Joe Merino, the stepfather of Frank Ordonez, told Local 10 News. “I hope you can understand that and how I feel because it could have been prevented.”

While admitting he’s not a police officer, Merino wondered why there was a rush to open fire at the truck before other options were considered.

“I have common sense, like we all do, and it shows me, where’s the protocol? Where was protocol? Where was SWAT? Where was the hostage negotiator? Where was the sniper?” Merino said. “They shot him dead!"

Merino believes police failed to consider the innocent victims, including his stepson, during the incident.

“The negligence, the irresponsibility, the lack of life, the lack of concern," Merino said. “The disregard for life for the victim.”

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2019/12/06/they-murdered-him-family-of-ups-driver-killed-in-shootout-lashes-out-at-police/