#110 Feb 27, 2013
And it looks like 10 Cops in the Atlanta metro area are all on the take.
Those boys are looking at time!
This should piss off even the most pro-cop people that are out there.
Our tax dollars at work.
#111 Feb 27, 2013
WHen you see a D.U.I checkpoint..is this even legal?
Since: Aug 08
#112 Feb 27, 2013
You're an idiot. The Cops job is to protect the populatoin. At times, you make have to be inconvenienced and provide documentation. Get over yourself.
Since: Aug 08
#113 Feb 27, 2013
I dn't care if it's legal. I only care that we are getting drunks off the road.
“Unions are still scum ”
Since: Dec 07
#114 Feb 28, 2013
You and I both know that cops do not "protect" sh!t. If you want protection, you need to provide that yourself.
Any loser that thinks a cop will be there to save them from an attacker, better put down the kool-aid.
“Unions are still scum ”
Since: Dec 07
#115 Feb 28, 2013
Are you willing to give up your rights for the sake of security? Thats not a very conservative viewpoint.
#116 Feb 28, 2013
There was a news report about 15 years or so ago where a Hapeville cop was busted for some kind of child porn thing. I think the cop is still in prison. The article might be searchable on the AJC site. Word is one of the kids ended up comiting suicide years later.
#117 Feb 28, 2013
I found this link discussing the Hapeville arrests.
http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl @listserv.aol.com/msg13144.htm l
#118 Feb 28, 2013
"This is not just
another "flakey" debunked McMartin Daycare or Wenatchee SRA spin, as there
are actual photos of West's molested kids that were confiscated from the
trunk of West's car and said kids recently won an $8.5M judgment against the
City of Hapeville.(See followng AJC story)
According to sources, Walt West, a former police officer with Fulton County
Schools, took children off school property to various metro locations, sexual
abused them, photographed, videotaped, caged and performed Satanic Rituals
with other adults, including other police officers and the Principal of
Hapeville Elementary, Cheryl J. Bogrow.(AJC story follows)
Lyn's arresting officer at State Bridge Elementary was Larry Bussey, who has
an extensive criminal record, himself, and was recently fired as the new
Assistant Director of School Security in DeKalb.(See following AJC story)
Lyn's crime, of which the Fulton solicitor is seeking a three year jail
sentence, consisted of her attending a PTA meeting and giving a Biblical
passage concerning child abuse to Bogrow.(See following passage) Lyn has
since lost her teaching job for refusing to stop disclosing details of
Bogrow's and other school officials alleged participation in child ritual
sexual abuse." http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl @listserv.aol.com/msg13144.htm l
Since: Aug 08
#119 Feb 28, 2013
You have a negative view on law enforcement. They protect me and my family from people who do not want to follow the law. Drunk driving is very serious. Armed robbery is very serious. Home envasion is very serious. Taking your position, if I were to call the police, they would not respond to help me. You and I both know that is intellectually dishonest. There are plenty of bad cops out there. Most, are good. They want to take care of their families, just like you and I.
#120 Feb 28, 2013
It is not letting me post the url right.... might have to use backspace or something on the above url..or google search the passage in last reply.
Since: Aug 08
#121 Feb 28, 2013
What right are you spekaing of specifically? Of course not. But, as a conservative, I also follow the law. I do not make excuses for my failures, I learn from them.
Since: Aug 08
#122 Feb 28, 2013
That is very sad, but the point is not that he is a cop, the point is that justice prevailed. I hope he spends the rest of his life in jail.
#123 Feb 28, 2013
School Watch Security official fired over record
BYLINE: Diane Loupe, Staff
PUBLICATION: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
SECTION: DeKalb Extra
In an effort to beef up school security, DeKalb School officials recently
hired a new director and an assistant director of school security. But the
assistant director, Larry W. Bussey, was fired from his $60,228 a year job
due to an "unsatisfactory criminal background report," which turned up
almost four months after he was hired. The information was contained in a
letter from Robert L. Tucker, executive director for personnel services for
the school system.
Although Tucker would not reveal the specifics of Bussey's arrest record, a
search of public records uncovered two bad-check charges in Fulton County,
which were dismissed, and a 1990 arrest for domestic violence, including
pointing a pistol at another, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and
creating a turmoil. He was cited in a 1995 DeKalb County court order for
failure to pay child support, and he agreed to have $675 deducted from his
paycheck to pay his ex-wife $6,650 in unpaid child support.
In a recent interview, Bussey denied many of the charges. He agreed to
discuss the matter with a reporter, but he failed to show at a scheduled
� Copyright 1999,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, All rights reserved.
#124 Feb 28, 2013
go to http://www.dcor.state.ga.us and look up WEST, WALTER PAUL
#125 Feb 28, 2013
"BROKEN TRUST: Allegations overlooked: Officials were told on numerous
occasions of: possible child abuse by a Hapeville police officer but
failed to act.
Walter P. West Jr.'s resume runs 3 1/2 pages and lists the
accomplishments of a police officer on the way up: Emory University
graduate, juvenile officer for the Hapeville police, youth minister for
United Methodist Church, member of several police policy committees.
It is the resume of a child molester.
Pedophiles seek out jobs that give them power over vulnerable
children, experts say. They devote months or even years to seducing
children, and they often escape scrutiny by building a shield of
For years, West lived a double life, sexually abusing the children
he was supposed to help.
When he was finally arrested in 1993, many people were shocked.
"We thought he was great," said the Rev. James Scarborough, then
minister of United Methodist Church in Hapeville, where West worked with
West pleaded guilty to one count of enticing a child for indecent
purposes in Fulton County in June 1993, and was given probation. He was
arrested in Clayton County a few months later, and in June 1994 he
pleaded guilty to 33 counts of child molestation and abuse. He was
sentenced to 20 years in prison.
West, a 38-year-old native of Atlanta's Southside, would not be
interviwed for this article, twice turning down requests submitted
through the Georgia Department of Corrections. But a frightening picture
of the man emerges from interviews with some of his victims, prosecutors,
experts on child molestation and in court documents.
"Walt West is no different than most sex offenders walking the
streets today," said Bill Maleug, who led the Georgia Bureau of
Investigation's unsuccessful investigation of West in 1992. "They get
away with it for years.""
#126 Feb 28, 2013
"Surrounded by children
West always worked with kids.
One of his first jobs was as a group care worker at United Methodist
Children's Home in DeKalb County. He also served as associate minister at
Hapeville United Methodist Church. West has not been charged with
molesting children at either facility, but Tracy Gladden, the Clayton
County assistant district attorney who prosecuted West, said he's
suspected of molesting a boy at the Methodist children's home.
West started working for the Hapeville police as a juvenile
consultant in 1981 and joined the force as a fulltime officer in 1984. He
quickly became the juvenile officer, working with troubled youth and
acting as police liaison with the state Division of Family and Children
West appeared to be doing an excellent job: He was named Hapeville
police officer of the year three times, and was well known to most of the
children at the city recreation center. The kids were drawn to the
friendly man in uniform.
West would befriend young boys, many of them troubled kids from
broken homes and starving for attention. He would take them to fast food
restaurants and buy them clothes. Parents were happy that he paid
attention to their sometimes wild children.
"I trusted him," said the mother of one the boys West molested. "I
thought Walt would be the perfect one because he was a police officer and
could explain the right and wrong of the law."
Her son is now in a facility for troubled adolescents. Like many of
West's victims, he has had severe problems since being abused."
#127 Feb 28, 2013
"Some victims turn to crime
Among West's admitted or suspected victims, two have been convicted
of murder, one has attempted suicide several times, and one has been
accused of drive-by shootings. Some became drug and alcohol abusers.
Others have severe nightmares.
Yet, only a few of West's many suspected victims have received
"Any youngster who has been significantly abused sexually, if not
treated, is probably going to have long-term ramifications," said Ralph
Comerford, executive director of the Devereaux Institute, a juvenile
psychiatric facility in Cobb County.
West's badge gave him his power.
"Back then I wanted to be a cop; being around a cop was neat," said
a 17-year-old boy who was abused by West and is now serving a life
sentence for murder. "You're supposed to trust a police officer, but I've
come to learn not to trust no police officer."
As West's relationship with the boys turned from friendship to sex,
the victims thought they were above the law, said the 17-year-old. He
asked not to be named because he fears being attacked in prison if
inmates learn he was sexually abused.
"My mama raised me good," the boy said. "But [West] turned me to the
West protected the boys from punishment to maintain control over
them, according to victims, parents and Lyn McCullers, a teacher at
As the boys got older, their own crimes escalated to robbery and
drug trafficking. It was during a robbery that the 17-year-old committed
murder. Gladden believes sexual abuse turned the youth into a killer. "I
absolutely believe he wouldn't be in jail for murder if West hadn't done
what he did."
Because of the pending lawsuits, Hapeville police officials referred
all questions about West to city attorney Steve Fincher. He said none of
the warnings about West were totally ignored, and the information
received about him did not seem conclusive."
#128 Feb 28, 2013
"The first warning about West came from Atlanta Police Sgt. Gordon
Earls, who in 1987 investigated allegations by two sisters, ages 3 and 4
at the time, that they had been forced to have sex with several adults.
They said one of them was a policeman named "Wes." Their mother
identified him as a Hapeville officer named West.
Because the alleged molestations occured in Hapeville, Earls turned
videotapes of the girls' statements and his notes from the investigation
over to Hapeville police. "They advised they would investigate this
complaint," Earls wrote in his report.
Teachers anbd lawyers involved in the case say Hapeville police
never interviewed other youths with whom West had contact, and there is
no record of police having searched West's home or car, even experts
recommend such steps in molestation investigations.
"A child sex ring operator cannot be stopped unless law enforcement
is willing to evaluate the allegation, do background investigation,
document patterns of behavior, review records, identify other acts and
victims and develop probable cause for a search warrant," Kenneth
Lanning, a special agent at the FBI Academy, wrote in a law enforcement
manual on child molesters.
Earls said he thought the information he gave Hapeville police
warranted a full investigation of West, and he thought one would be
conducted. He was wrong.
Fincher said the girls were so young at the time of their complaint
that their credibility was dubious. Six years later, when West was
arrested, both girls picked him out of a photo lineup."
#129 Feb 28, 2013
"The next allegation against West came in 1989 when a boy told then-
Hapeville Police Chief Melvin Denney and other officers that West had
forced him to have sex. Fincher said the complaint was investigated, but
the case was closed when the boy refused to sign an affidavit after
making his initial allegation.
"His complaint, in a vacuum, could be viewed with a skeptical eye,"
said Gino Brogdon, an Atlanta lawyer representing West's five admitted
victims and two other alleged victims in a lawsuit against the Hapeville
Police Department. "But against the backdrop of those two little girls,
they should have listened."
A year later, then-internal affairs investigator Daniel E. Anderson
followed West for several weekends because he had come to suspect West
was a pedophile. "I personally felt that Walt West spent too much time
with little boys," Anderson said in a deposition.
Anderson, who refused to be interviewed for these articles, said in
his deposition that he saw West drive boys out of town in a police car
while West was off duty. Anderson said he reprimanded West for
unauthorized use of a vehicle, but never told his superiors about the
boys or ordered a full departmental investigation."
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