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Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#1 Jul 29, 2012
NYPD detective suspended after kidnapping victim found in his garage


Published July 29, 2012

FoxNews.com

NEW YORK A 17-year veteran of the New York Police Department has been suspended without pay after a kidnapping victim was found tied up in his garage.

The New York Post reports Ondre Johnson, a detective with the Brooklyn north gang unit, was being questioned in connection with the incident and was forced to surrender his gun and badge.

A source tells the Post the 25-year-old victim was snatched off the street on July 26. The victim's friends then got calls demanding $75,000 for the victim's release.

The call was traced to Johnson's home, MyFoxNY.com reports. When authorities arrived Friday afternoon, Johnson answered the door and identified himself as a detective with the NYPD.

Investigators then found the victim tied up in the garage.

Four men have been charged in the apparent kidnapping scheme, MyFoxNY.com reports. 30-year-old Hakeem Clark, who lives in the same building as Johnson, was charged with kidnapping and weapons possession along with 27-year-old Jason Hutson and 27-year-old James Gayle. 24-year-old Alfredo Haughton was charged with kidnapping.

Johnson has not been charged.

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“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#2 Aug 26, 2012
NYPD: 9 shooting bystander victims hit by police gunfire


Published August 25, 2012

Associated Press

NEW YORK All nine bystanders caught in the crossfire of a shooting outside New York City's iconic Empire State Building were wounded by two police officers who had never fired their weapons on duty, authorities confirmed Saturday.

Officer Craig Matthews fired seven times and Officer Robert Sinishtaj fired nine times at Jeffrey Johnson on a busy Friday morning in the highly touristed area after Johnson shot a former co-worker to death and then pointed his pistol at them

Based on ballistic tests and other evidence, "it appears that all nine of the victims were struck either by fragments or by bullets fired by police," Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Saturday.

Investigators were trying to piece together what caused Johnson to ambush former colleague Steve Ercolino, a vice president at the company where Johnson was laid off last year.

Police said Johnson hid behind a car and killed Ercolino with five gunshots as he arrived for work. Johnson then walked away before being shot by two police officers who confronted him moments later.

Security camera footage showed the officers had only an instant to react when Johnson turned as they approached and pointed his gun at them, his arm cocked as if to fire.

Their encounter was over in eight seconds. The officers, who had been standing nearly close enough to shake hands with Johnson, fired almost immediately.

Nine bystanders were wounded in the 16-shot volley, all by stray or ricocheting police bullets. None of their injuries was life-threatening, police said.

Johnson and Ercolino had traded harassment accusations when they worked together, police said, and when Johnson was laid off a year ago he blamed Ercolino, saying he hadn't aggressively marketed Johnson's new T-shirt line.

A neighbor who often saw Johnson, 58, said he was always alone.

"I always felt bad," said Gisela Casella, who lived a few floors above him. "I said,`Doesn't he have a girlfriend?' I never saw him with anybody."

Ercolino, 41, was described by his relatives as the opposite of a loner.

His eldest brother, Paul Ercolino, said he was a gregarious salesman who often traveled, had a loving girlfriend and was the life of any family gathering.

"He was in the prime of his life," he said.

The shooting shocked New Yorkers from their morning routines, with people sprawled in the streets bleeding and a tarp covering a body in front of one of the world's most well-known buildings.

The officers who fired were part a detail regularly assigned to patrol landmarks since the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said.

Kelly, the police commissioner, said the officers who confronted Johnson had "a gun right in their face" and "responded quickly, and they responded appropriately."

"These officers, having looked at the tape myself, had absolutely no choice," he said.

A loaded magazine was found in Johnson's briefcase. Johnson legally bought the gun in Florida in 1991, but he didn't have a permit to possess it in New York City, authorities said.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday said New York still is the safest big city in the country, on pace to have a record low number of murders this year.

"But we are not immune to the national problem of gun violence," he said of the shooting, which followed recent mass shootings at a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

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“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#3 Sep 18, 2012
sparks

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Oct 11, 2012
several instances over the past five years of police throwing their arogant controlling dispicable vile selves into what seems like avoidable situations and if you dare to say F off they kill you/bell this bullshit out in queens/all the more reason to go down swinging/this latest thing this pig shot through the passenger seat/they were probably trying to murder the girl too/and nothing ever happens to them/whats with that/sick and despondent that someone lived to tell the story/and this kid fought in the war and gets home to get taken out like that/FN DISCUSTING

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