Discrimination charges put Mascotte P...

Discrimination charges put Mascotte Police Department in turmoil once again

There are 8 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 28, 2012, titled Discrimination charges put Mascotte Police Department in turmoil once again. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Over the years, the Mascotte cop shop has become known in law-enforcement circles as a haven for unfortunate officers who were dismissed elsewhere and those who deemed it best to depart before they were shown the door.

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ChazdIII

United States

#1 Jun 30, 2012
at 9:04 AM June 30, 2012

You want to badger the Chief with allegations of discrimination yet fail to report any factual information. Did you know that Chief Bonasco is married to a "white" woman? Probably NOT! Who in their right mind would have an officer on any force that is "afraid to trust himself with a gun" yet he thinks he should have been promoted to "Chief"? I sure hope he doesn't have any guns at home, maybe you should check next time your there for a BBQ. You state that all the officers have to do in Mascotte is chase speeders-obviously you don't know much about law enforcement-small departments have the same crimes large ones do!! There was obviously enough for those 4 officers to do in Mascotte. But then they where happy before the new chief stepped in and required them to WORK! Shameful you say? I agree but only that you and this article are "shameful". Maybe next time you'll do some checking before you write trash!!!
ChazdIII

United States

#2 Jun 30, 2012
ChazdIII at 9:04 AM June 30, 2012

It is amazing that you can publish something without doing a full investigation. One would think with only doing 3 articles a week you should certainly have had enough time. Did you review the records of the 4 officers who where let go? Obviously NOT!! Post Traumatic Stress!! Are you kidding? Anyone can get a doctor to give them documentation for just about anything these days. Have you checked the record of the doctor? Probably not. Have you bothered to check the records of any of the new hires? If so you will find officers without any of the "misfortunes" you say Mascotte officers all have. There is an officer fresh out of the academy and another officer whose record is impeccable and would be an asset to any police department. But then you wouldn't know that either unless you did a real investigation
I KNOW THE TRUTH

Ocala, FL

#4 Jun 30, 2012
LOL, this is a joke...those four officers that were let go was not because they were white. I know for a fact that those four have no business being in law enforcement. Maybe someone should check their histories. Example, one officer was fired from his department because he was intoxicated and hit a marked patrol car and left the scene of that accident and hid out so they could not test his alcohol level. The other officer was fired from two previous jobs before coming a cop for theft and not showing up to work. Another one has a tendency to screw anything in a skirt, especially his wife who was underage at the time he started dating her...hmmm! Last but not least, the one claiming pts is a fricken joke. He is a lazy sob who also tries to get people to sleep with him and when they dont he is pissed. The only reason he was stressed was because he didnt make Chief...poor little piss ants trying to get something they dont deserve...
Shaq

United States

#5 Jul 2, 2012
Missing Posts

United States

#6 Jul 2, 2012
real discrimination

United States

#7 Jul 2, 2012
and no one has ever done anything about it and never will as long as he is the man.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/tavares-fl/TV...
Reporter Hit and Run

United States

#8 Jul 3, 2012
Here is the recent arrest of Lauren Ritchie's friend and co-worker. Hits a girl on a parking lot and leaves the scene. This is the quality of humans that try to tell us how to live our lives and who should run our police and fire departments while at the same time supporting the corruption of the Lake Sheriff Office and its present leader.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-0...

That is bad enought but then when he is booked into jail he laughs about it.

https://www.lcso.org/inmates/mugshot_booking_...
ChazdIII is funny

Sanford, FL

#9 Jul 9, 2013
ChazdIII wrote:
at 9:04 AM June 30, 2012
You want to badger the Chief with allegations of discrimination yet fail to report any factual information. Did you know that Chief Bonasco is married to a "white" woman? Probably NOT! Who in their right mind would have an officer on any force that is "afraid to trust himself with a gun" yet he thinks he should have been promoted to "Chief"? I sure hope he doesn't have any guns at home, maybe you should check next time your there for a BBQ. You state that all the officers have to do in Mascotte is chase speeders-obviously you don't know much about law enforcement-small departments have the same crimes large ones do!! There was obviously enough for those 4 officers to do in Mascotte. But then they where happy before the new chief stepped in and required them to WORK! Shameful you say? I agree but only that you and this article are "shameful". Maybe next time you'll do some checking before you write trash!!!
The "afraid to trust himself with a gun" comment was after he suffered PTSD under Banasco and after he left the department.

This department has been in trouble for years and there's been talk for years that they will be absorbed by another agency or department. To that, I say good.

You assume these four officers did not work before Banasco took office and are just upset by having to work. Where's your support for that or are you just making stuff up. Perhaps you should do some checking before you write trash.

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