Bullies With A Badge

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#84 Mar 27, 2012
ohh wrote:
dollop you really must not work , anyone who puts as much stuff on here as you do cant work , and whats the dang point . this is jamestown topix. not nevada or california , or texas .
Yep, Fentress County folks don't deserve none of that fancy learnin' do we.

You win. Guess I oughta' just give up. Not. LOL!

Cookeville, TN

#85 Mar 28, 2012
im sorry dollop i was just in a bad mood

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#86 Mar 28, 2012
ohh wrote:
im sorry dollop i was just in a bad mood
No problemo.

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#87 Mar 28, 2012

Was on school assignment to snap pix at night

Published: 2 days ago

(PHILLY)— IAN VAN KUYK, a Temple University junior studying photojournalism, emerged from class earlier this month with a straightforward assignment: Take pictures at night.

Van Kuyk’s professor had armed him with a Nikon D40 digital camera and the knowledge that he had the legal right to snap photos anywhere within the public domain.

Van Kuyk, 24, ended up getting a crash course on what happens when police don’t want to be photographed, he said.

He and two of his Point Breeze neighbors say a police officer forced Van Kuyk to the ground, jamming his face into the sidewalk, and handcuffed and arrested him after he began photographing a March 14 traffic stop on his block.

“I was within my rights. I wasn’t doing anything wrong. The officer began pushing and shoving me,” Van Kuyk told the Daily News.“I told him,‘I’m just taking a photo. I’m a photojournalism student.’ He got angry. And he just grabbed me and took me to the ground. He kept saying,‘Shut up. Stop resisting.’“


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#88 Mar 29, 2012
City of Boston Loses Landmark Case Against Man Who Recorded Police Brutality

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Joe Wright
Activist Post

Police departments around the country continue to intimidate citizen journalists into thinking that they have no right to film officials during the course of their duties serving the public. There has been a disturbing trend of arresting people even while filming from their own property; threatening them with 15-20 years, or even life in prison if there are multiple counts.

Massachusetts has been at the forefront of an attempt to redefine illegal wiretapping laws to say that if you secretly record police, then it is a crime every bit as equal to recording your neighbor with a hidden camera or audio device.

One of the men targeted under this interpretation was lawyer, Simon Glik, who was arrested on Tremont Street, Boston in October, 2007 for filming an altercation between three police officers and a teenager. The officers were attempting to extract a plastic bag from the youth's mouth. Glik thought he was witnessing a case of police brutality, so he began filming with his cellphone. He was arrested within minutes ... for " illegal electronic surveillance.(Source)

Glik is just one of many who have fallen prey to Massachussets' loose interpretation of wiretapping laws.

John Surmacz filmed police roughly breaking up a holiday party he was attending in Brighton and was arrested and charged with illegal surveillance.(Source).


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#89 Mar 29, 2012
Everybody get a couple of those stickers that alert people to audio and video surveillance and put on the car windows. LOL!

“Survival Machine”

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#90 Mar 30, 2012
The latest bullies I am aware of don't even carry a badge. They just say they're from DCS and expect others to bow down to them.

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#91 Mar 30, 2012
Mechanic_45 wrote:
The latest bullies I am aware of don't even carry a badge. They just say they're from DCS and expect others to bow down to them.

CPS Warrior Nancy Schaefer Gunned Down


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#92 Apr 1, 2012
Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

NY Times
April 1, 2012

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show.

The practice has become big business for cellphone companies, too, with a handful of carriers marketing a catalog of “surveillance fees” to police departments to determine a suspect’s location, trace phone calls and texts or provide other services. Some departments log dozens of traces a month for both emergencies and routine investigations.


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#93 Apr 2, 2012
High court OKs strip-searches for any arrest

By William Spain
April 2, 2012, 1:16 p.m. EDT

CHICAGO (MarketWatch)-- A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that law enforcement authorities can strip-search anyone they arrest before locking them up, the New York Times reports. The 5-4 vote, with the majority opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, held that "every detainee who will be admitted to the general population may be required to undergo a close visual inspection while undressed," the newspaper noted. In dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer, said the practice is an "affront to human dignity" and a violation of privacy.

The case involved a New Jersey man who was arrested on a warrant that was no longer valid and then repeatedly strip-searched while being held in custody.


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#95 Apr 20, 2012
*Notice the last part of the article. That is the power of the people, the Jury and the Grand Jury.
'We thought we would have a difficult time in front of a city jury, or any jury,' Baltimore City solicitor George Nilson said.*

Woman, 90, locks police officer in basement... and wins $95,000 settlement

PUBLISHED: 06:20 EST, 20 April 2012 | UPDATED: 06:32 EST, 20 April 2012

A woman in the U.S has won a $95, 000 payout after having her shoulder separated during a scuffle with police.
Three officers entered Venus Green’s west Baltimore home while investigating a shooting on her street.
Green allegedly locked one of them in the basement before she and another officer got into an argument and was handcuffed.

Venus Green, who was 87 when she was handcuffed, roughed up and injured by police, will receive $95,000 as part of a settlement with Baltimore City
Baltimore’s spending panel approved the $95,000 payment to the 90-year-old who claimed her shoulder was separated during the argument with cops.
Green, who was not charged, initially sought $6 million in damages.
The City Board of Estimates approved the payment after a deal was worked out between city lawyers and Ms Green.

'I was treated like a criminal,' said Green, a retired educator.
In July 2009, Green's grandson, Tallie, was shot and wounded. Tallie said he was shot at a convenience store, but police insisted it happened inside Green's house and that the shooter was either Tallie or Green.
'Police kept questioning him. They wouldn't let the ambulance attendant treat him," Green said.
'So, I got up and said,'Sir, would you please let the attendants treat him? He's in pain,' Green said.

Three officers entered Venus Green's west Baltimore home against her objections while investigating a shooting on her street
Green said the officer said to her,'Oh, you did it, come on, let's go inside. I'll prove where that blood is. You did it.'
Police wanted to go the basement, where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police did not have a warrant.
'I said,'No, you don't have a warrant. You don't go down in my house like that. He wasn't shot in here.' Green said the officer replied,'I'm going to find that gun. I'm going to prove that you did it.'
'He dragged me, threw me across the chair, put handcuffs on me and just started calling me the 'b' name. He ridiculed me,' Green said.
'This was my private home, and if I latched it, that was my prerogative because he had no search warrant to go in my basement. So, I had to right to latch it.'
'I feel like the Police Department needs to go back to school,' Green said.
'We thought we would have a difficult time in front of a city jury, or any jury,' Baltimore City solicitor George Nilson said.


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#96 Apr 22, 2012
American Police State: Officer May be Fired for Protecting Young Man from Police Brutality

By Madison Ruppert
April 22, 2012

The United States’ descent into a hellish police state continues and appears to only get worse as the years go by. The case of Officer Regina Tasca of the Bogota Police Department in New Jersey is a troubling example of just how far gone some law enforcement agencies are today.

In this case, Officer Tasca is being declared “psychologically incompetent” for stepping in to save an emotionally disturbed young man from a brutal beating at the hands of police.

Here at End the Lie I have covered just a few of the troubling things police are able to get away with, such as murdering elderly tourists with pepper spray while they are restrained and brutally beating senior citizens suffering from dementia.

I have also pointed out how when the good police officers out there actually do their job and stand up for justice, they are targeted for harassment or in some cases even thrown in a psychiatric ward.

The things that police officers end up actually getting in trouble for tend to be outright absurd, like mowing the lawn in shorts, yet no one is held responsible for the most egregious violations like those listed above.

Officer Regina Tasca’s ordeal started back in April of last year when she turned on her dashboard camera before attempting to stop two officers from brutally beating a 22-year-old emotionally disturbed man.

It was just a matter of days after Tasca stepped in to defend the helpless man that she was informed she was being suspended without pay.

One year later and she is still suspended and awaiting her internal trial.


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#97 May 3, 2012
UCSD student's 5-day ordeal in DEA jail sparks outrage, anger.

Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2012


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#98 May 9, 2012
Local police using high-tech license plate scanners

Posted: May 07, 2012 10:22 PM CDT
Updated: May 07, 2012 10:40 PM CDT
Reported by Alan Frio - email

Even law-abiding citizens are often tracked by police cars on area roads. For about a year now, many local police departments have been using high-tech scanners to catch criminals.

The devices check license plates while you drive without you even knowing about it, and some say the practice violates the rights of innocent drivers.

The scanners are able to capture the images of license plates and then check the records in a crime database. If there is a match, the officer is then able to pull the driver over for more information.

Police in several area communities use the license plate readers, including Franklin, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville and the Sumner County Sheriff's Department.

Metro police officials said they have no plans to use the scanners at this time.


Sparta, TN

#99 May 10, 2012
A man passing thru Monterey, Tn. was robbed of $22,000 during "Policing for Profit".
Channel 5 news, 5/9/12

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#100 May 10, 2012
lacey wrote:
A man passing thru Monterey, Tn. was robbed of $22,000 during "Policing for Profit".
Channel 5 news, 5/9/12
That is just plain old Highway Robbery with a predator vs. prey mentality.

The police may as well wear masks, call themselves "Black Bart" and rob stagecoaches.

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#101 May 10, 2012
Police Torture Man To Death For Fun

Alex Jones
May 10, 2012

Editor’s note: The first video below is Alex Jones’ take on the horrific beating followed by the video released by the city of Fullerton, California.

The homeless man begs for daddy over and over, but only more suffocating torture and high voltage comes. The police enjoy their work and they do it well. With trained loving care the police hold the prey down and then Taser him over and over again, then crush his wind pipe, thorax, ribs, skull, jaw, and many other bones. It’s a tough job, but they love it. Your family is next…
video continued..........

tell it like it is

Sparta, TN

#102 May 10, 2012
lacey wrote:
A man passing thru Monterey, Tn. was robbed of $22,000 during "Policing for Profit".
Channel 5 news, 5/9/12
Update tonight on Channel 5 new, 5/10/12

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#103 May 12, 2012
*With no crime involved, New Jersey police decided to confiscate (read steal) this mans guns.*

Blind N.J. Man Gets Guns Back Years After Police Took Them Away

Judge Rules Steven Hopler's Disability Can't Take Away Right To Bear Arms

May 12, 2012 12:06 AM


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#104 May 20, 2012
Cops Steal Bail Money Under Drug Forfeiture Law

Radley Balko
May 20, 2012

Editor’s note: Four out five Federal Reserve notes contain traces of cocaine.

When the Brown County, Wis., Drug Task Force arrested her son Joel last February, Beverly Greer started piecing together his bail.

She used part of her disability payment and her tax return. Joel Greer’s wife also chipped in, as did his brother and two sisters. On Feb. 29, a judge set Greer’s bail at $7,500, and his mother called the Brown County jail to see where and how she could get him out.“The police specifically told us to bring cash,” Greer says.“Not a cashier’s check or a credit card. They said cash.”

So Greer and her family visited a series of ATMs, and on March 1, she brought the money to the jail, thinking she’d be taking Joel Greer home. But she left without her money, or her son.

Instead jail officials called in the same Drug Task Force that arrested Greer. A drug-sniffing dog inspected the Greers’ cash, and about a half-hour later, Beverly Greer said, a police officer told her the dog had alerted to the presence of narcotics on the bills — and that the police department would be confiscating the bail money.


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