Anne Arundel police above the law whe...

Anne Arundel police above the law when driving

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Rick

Baltimore, MD

#1 Apr 8, 2009
I was driving home yesterday on 100. I was following another car in the left lane. An AA police car began following me and then tailgated me. No lights or siren, just dangerously tailgating and breaking the law. Then after awhile he passes me on the right, puts his lights on briefly to let me know he is a pig, then proceeds to tailgate the car in front of him. Probably on his was to BJ's to park in the fire lane while he moonlights as security there.
Chris

Odenton, MD

#2 Apr 10, 2009
Police officers ARE above the law. It's how it works. If a police office wasn't allowed to break the law while trying to stop someone else who is, nothing would get done.
your ass

Grand Blanc, MI

#3 Apr 10, 2009
I agree with Rick on this one. Happens all the time around here. Crime isnt that bad so they seem to provoke it. They deffinitly THINK they are above the law. Im glad it wasn't behind me or my car would be in the shop. i can't stand iggnorance !
Nick

East Setauket, NY

#4 Apr 11, 2009
It would be hard to police to stop speeders if they stayed going the speed limit. If you see a police officer behind you, why not move over?
Rick

Lawrenceburg, IN

#5 Apr 12, 2009
Nick wrote:
It would be hard to police to stop speeders if they stayed going the speed limit. If you see a police officer behind you, why not move over?
Why doesn't he put his lights and/or siren on if it is an emergency? Why does he have to dangerously tailgate me and all the other cars that he feels are in his way? If it's not an emergency, I don't have to get out of his way. Just like the car in front of me doesn't have to get out of my way. I would like to get places quicker too, but I have to obey the law. It's just like what Jimmy Justice is doing in NYC. Videotapes cops that illegally park to do errands, have lunch, etc. Turns out in NYC, the same parking laws apply to all, it is illegal for law enforcement to illegally park if it is a non-emergency. That reminds me again of the cop who parks in the fire lane (also blocks an exit) at BJs while he is playing security guard there. And why doesn't BJs hire a rent a cop, when the AA cop can be doing some real police work? Americans have become too complacent and let overzelous police act like the gestapo.
Dave

Columbia, MD

#6 Apr 12, 2009
You lost me at the word "pig".
Doug

Lawrenceburg, IN

#7 Apr 13, 2009
Dave wrote:
You lost me at the word "pig".
Our we sensitive. When one acts like one, one is one. How about "sh*thead"? Is that better?
Tom

Baltimore, MD

#8 Apr 14, 2009
Dave wrote:
You lost me at the word "pig".
Acutally, "pig" is too good for some of these guys. I think a lot of them are former high school losers with no other real ambition other than to fine people to cover their salaries. They spend more of their time harrassing the meak rather than going after the serious offenders. Look at the cop in Baltimore who got himself killed by an on duty police officer after brandishing a gun in an off duty bar fight. These guys watch to much TV.

Firemen are just as corrupt. Look at the training scandal in Baltimore where that new recruit woman died during training because of numerous safety infractions. Overtime is abused,especially right before retirement so that they can collect a bigger pension - sort of their own entitled welfare system.
nellie

Centreville, VA

#9 Apr 20, 2009
well if you ever run into a crime detective michael reagan don;t leave him anywhere near a young boy. I met him off of a chat line and drove to hunt valley near where he lives to meet him. He found it necessary to convey his love for "little boys" to me. I guess he can do that huh chris? because he is above the law. right?
Danielle

Centreville, VA

#10 Apr 20, 2009
I must just add that most of the police officers in pasadena are idiots. No officer needs to tailgate anyone for any reason. If there is a reason for an officer to be following so close than there should be lights and a siren present. Also maybe these geniuses will think next time when they run into a "teenager" wielding "scissors" and not murder them. Seriously, they could have walked up to him and kicked him in the face and he would have most likely dropped the scissors, 6 cops did not have to shoot him.
Dave

Columbia, MD

#11 Apr 21, 2009
Wow - make sure you pass that hate on to your kids too. I'd hate to think they could end up in such a sleazy profession as public safety.
Rick

Baltimore, MD

#12 Apr 22, 2009
Dave wrote:
Wow - make sure you pass that hate on to your kids too. I'd hate to think they could end up in such a sleazy profession as public safety.
Let's see, we pay for police that are supposed to protect and serve. In many cases, they have created dangerous situations where people have died. They use laws to spend much time writing tickets to justify their position while more serious crimes are in progress or unsolved.

Maybe you should teach your kids to question authority since this is what keeps it in check. Otherwise, we gradually loose our freedoms and will become a suppressed nation like China.

Frankly, the police profession has a history of widespread corruption and abuse. Only time it becomes an issue is when they happened to get caught - like being videotaped by a bystander. Then they protect one another through the code of silence. Many who become police were actually juvenille delinquents with no motivation to do anything creative and constructive. Might as well join the force so we can get away with crime.
allen

Pasadena, MD

#13 Apr 24, 2009
Rick wrote:
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Why doesn't he put his lights and/or siren on if it is an emergency? Why does he have to dangerously tailgate me and all the other cars that he feels are in his way? If it's not an emergency, I don't have to get out of his way. Just like the car in front of me doesn't have to get out of my way. I would like to get places quicker too, but I have to obey the law. It's just like what Jimmy Justice is doing in NYC. Videotapes cops that illegally park to do errands, have lunch, etc. Turns out in NYC, the same parking laws apply to all, it is illegal for law enforcement to illegally park if it is a non-emergency. That reminds me again of the cop who parks in the fire lane (also blocks an exit) at BJs while he is playing security guard there. And why doesn't BJs hire a rent a cop, when the AA cop can be doing some real police work? Americans have become too complacent and let overzelous police act like the gestapo.
The county police officer that is working at BJ'S is on secondary overtime. The county isn't paying them, BJ'S is... douche bag. Maybe you should get your facts straight before you go running your mouth. It only makes you look like an idiot.

“17.3 drop at 400 yards”

Since: Sep 08

Westminster, MD

#14 Apr 27, 2009
allen wrote:
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The county police officer that is working at BJ'S is on secondary overtime. The county isn't paying them, BJ'S is... douche bag. Maybe you should get your facts straight before you go running your mouth. It only makes you look like an idiot.
I am glad to see that officer in his cruiser parked out front, it makes for a safe shopping trip and puts some extra money in the officers pocket.
Doug

Lawrenceburg, IN

#15 Apr 29, 2009
allen wrote:
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The county police officer that is working at BJ'S is on secondary overtime. The county isn't paying them, BJ'S is... douche bag. Maybe you should get your facts straight before you go running your mouth. It only makes you look like an idiot.
Screw you ahole. Why is the county renting out cops anyway? Who takes on the liability on any problems? If he is on BJ's time, why does he park in the fire lane? Double overtime - does that mean he will be too tired to do his real job?
Doug

Lawrenceburg, IN

#16 Apr 29, 2009
Bdriller wrote:
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I am glad to see that officer in his cruiser parked out front, it makes for a safe shopping trip and puts some extra money in the officers pocket.
He is always in the store twiddling his thumbs. I feel so much safer too, NOT. He would be more useful if he replaced the person standing at the door pretending to be matching your receipt with the items in the cart.
Doug

Lawrenceburg, IN

#17 Apr 29, 2009
Bdriller wrote:
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I am glad to see that officer in his cruiser parked out front, it makes for a safe shopping trip and puts some extra money in the officers pocket.
Does the below news make you feel safer? Glad these type of people have the potential to earn double time, NOT.

Disgraced cop settles
Was convicted of groping woman during a traffic stop
By SCOTT DAUGHERTY, Staff Writer
Published 04/29/09
A former county police officer last month settled a federal lawsuit filed by three women who claim he asked them to expose their breasts during traffic stops.

Advertisement It is unclear how much Joseph Francis Mosmiller will pay his three victims as part of the March 31 settlement. He was convicted in 2007 of misconduct in office for groping one of the women.

The settlement occurred out of court and attorneys for both Mosmiller and the women did not return numerous calls for comment. The Capital does not identify victims of alleged sexual crimes.

County Attorney Jonathan Hodgson said the settlement did not cost county taxpayers any money. While the women originally claimed in their lawsuit that the county wrongly hired and improperly supervised Mosmiller, U.S. District Court Judge Benson Legg ruled in January there was no evidence to support the allegations.

He then dropped the county, Police Chief James Teare and former Chief Thomas Shanahan from the lawsuit.

The three women filed three separate lawsuits in January 2008 against Mosmiller and the county.

The lawsuits revolved around two separate traffic stops in Pasadena; one involved a single woman on Dec. 5. 2006, and another involved two women on Jan. 20, 2007. Police learned of the incidents after one of the victims from the Jan. 20 traffic stop went to police and spoke to Mosmiller's supervisors.

According to prosecutors and the lawsuit, Mosmiller did largely the same thing during both traffic stops. He pulled over a young woman, put her through a series of sobriety tests and told her she failed. Mosmiller, who never called in the traffic stops, then told the women he wouldn't arrest them if they flashed him.

The driver from the Dec. 5 traffic stop refused, but gave Mosmiller her phone number. She did not tell police what happened until after the Jan. 20 incident.

The driver from the Jan. 20 stop walked to the back of the car and lifted her shirt. Mosmiller then grabbed her exposed breast and took a photograph with his camera phone. Police never recovered the photo.

Mosmiller, 25, of Pasadena, pleaded guilty July 27, 2007, to one count of misconduct in connection with the Jan. 20 stop. Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford II sentenced him to three years in prison, suspending all but six days. Upon his release, Mosmiller was placed on house arrest for 30 days.

Mosmiller apologized for what he did July 27, 2007, when he entered his guilty plea.

"I made a mistake, and I am ready to take responsibility for my actions," he said.

However, George G. Tankard III, one of Mosmiller's attorneys, denied in court papers that his client did anything wrong. He said each victim "assumed the risk of her injuries" and that her "own negligence" contributed to her injuries.

“17.3 drop at 400 yards”

Since: Sep 08

Westminster, MD

#18 Apr 30, 2009
Doug wrote:
<quoted text>
Does the below news make you feel safer? Glad these type of people have the potential to earn double time, NOT.
Disgraced cop settles
Was convicted of groping woman during a traffic stop
By SCOTT DAUGHERTY, Staff Writer
Published 04/29/09
A former county police officer last month settled a federal lawsuit filed by three women who claim he asked them to expose their breasts during traffic stops.
Advertisement It is unclear how much Joseph Francis Mosmiller will pay his three victims as part of the March 31 settlement. He was convicted in 2007 of misconduct in office for groping one of the women.
The settlement occurred out of court and attorneys for both Mosmiller and the women did not return numerous calls for comment. The Capital does not identify victims of alleged sexual crimes.
County Attorney Jonathan Hodgson said the settlement did not cost county taxpayers any money. While the women originally claimed in their lawsuit that the county wrongly hired and improperly supervised Mosmiller, U.S. District Court Judge Benson Legg ruled in January there was no evidence to support the allegations.
He then dropped the county, Police Chief James Teare and former Chief Thomas Shanahan from the lawsuit.
The three women filed three separate lawsuits in January 2008 against Mosmiller and the county.
The lawsuits revolved around two separate traffic stops in Pasadena; one involved a single woman on Dec. 5. 2006, and another involved two women on Jan. 20, 2007. Police learned of the incidents after one of the victims from the Jan. 20 traffic stop went to police and spoke to Mosmiller's supervisors.
According to prosecutors and the lawsuit, Mosmiller did largely the same thing during both traffic stops. He pulled over a young woman, put her through a series of sobriety tests and told her she failed. Mosmiller, who never called in the traffic stops, then told the women he wouldn't arrest them if they flashed him.
The driver from the Dec. 5 traffic stop refused, but gave Mosmiller her phone number. She did not tell police what happened until after the Jan. 20 incident.
The driver from the Jan. 20 stop walked to the back of the car and lifted her shirt. Mosmiller then grabbed her exposed breast and took a photograph with his camera phone. Police never recovered the photo.
Mosmiller, 25, of Pasadena, pleaded guilty July 27, 2007, to one count of misconduct in connection with the Jan. 20 stop. Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford II sentenced him to three years in prison, suspending all but six days. Upon his release, Mosmiller was placed on house arrest for 30 days.
Mosmiller apologized for what he did July 27, 2007, when he entered his guilty plea.
"I made a mistake, and I am ready to take responsibility for my actions," he said.
However, George G. Tankard III, one of Mosmiller's attorneys, denied in court papers that his client did anything wrong. He said each victim "assumed the risk of her injuries" and that her "own negligence" contributed to her injuries.
The person you described above is a criminal not a police officer. I have had only positive interaction with AA County police men and women and have found them to be professional and curtius.

I respect your opinion but disagree.
mrteetd

Odenton, MD

#19 May 10, 2009
A car pulled into my lane cutting me off, so I sped up to (look) at him, and I noticed it was a cop, so....I checked my lunch box for a smoke, then I looked in the glove box, then I look in my pockets, then I....well, you get the idea. He thought I was totally ignoring him and that I didnt know he was a cop. On the other hand, had I looked at him, or gave him the finger, he would have pulled me over and given me a ticket for something. Anyway....cops can go faster than the speed limit, but they can not tailgate. Anne Arundel cops suck in my book. They lie more than we do.
doughboy

Glen Burnie, MD

#20 May 11, 2009
like the great nwa said [email protected] the police

anne arundel county cops are some of the crookedest police in the country ,most of the drug busts they dont log in most of the haul then they end up either selling it themselves or useing it.its amazing when they bust someone for 20 kilos of pot and only log in 4

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