US, Puerto Rico sign agreement on reforming police

Dec 21, 2012 Full story: The Charlotte Observer 15

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The U.S. Justice Department and Puerto Rico's government signed an agreement Friday to reform the island's police department, which has long been accused of corruption, illegal killings and civil rights violations.

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BewareofYourOwn

Miami, FL

#1 Dec 22, 2012
I must ask Jorge, where would PR be without the USA federal gvmt?

"Authorities also arrested more than 1,700 police officers on charges including murder, rape, drug trafficking, assault and theft from January 2005 to November 2010.

"This conduct is ongoing," the lawsuit said."

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/21/3...
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#2 Dec 22, 2012
BewareofYourOwn wrote:
I must ask Jorge, where would PR be without the USA federal gvmt?
"Authorities also arrested more than 1,700 police officers on charges including murder, rape, drug trafficking, assault and theft from January 2005 to November 2010.
"This conduct is ongoing," the lawsuit said."
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/21/3...
Puerto Rico is disgustingly corrupt. Period.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#3 Dec 22, 2012
Every law enforcement agency has it's share of corruption. The PRSP is no exception ... with 17,000 officers in the nation's second largest police department your going to have your share of bad apples.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#5 Dec 22, 2012
LongIslander1987 wrote:
Every law enforcement agency has it's share of corruption. The PRSP is no exception ... with 17,000 officers in the nation's second largest police department your going to have your share of bad apples.
True. Good point.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#6 Dec 24, 2012
LongIslander1987 wrote:
Every law enforcement agency has it's share of corruption. The PRSP is no exception ... with 17,000 officers in the nation's second largest police department your going to have your share of bad apples.
PR is like Cuban run Miami-dade and Hialeah with MORE than their share of bad apples , add to that political corruption in drones .

This is about PR but can just as easily be applied to Cuban run Miami.

"In a 116-page report that officials intend to make public Thursday, the civil rights division of the Justice Department accused the Puerto Rico Police Department of systematically “using force, including deadly force, when no force or lesser force was called for,” unnecessarily injuring hundreds of people and killing “numerous others.”

The report, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, says the 17,000-officer force routinely conducts illegal searches and seizures without warrants. It accuses the force of a pattern of attacking nonviolent protesters and journalists in a manner “designed to suppress the exercise of protected First Amendment rights"

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/us/08police...

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#8 Dec 24, 2012
When you justify or look to make excuses for our zero political and police standards , you might wind up like this poor victim .

I recall when this video came out about this elderly, harmless man who was directing traffic while smiling and greeting relatives as they came to his granddaughers B-day , He was executed by PR police and than internal affairs refused to bother with it.

I saw it few yrs back and it was sickening to see PR police imagine 20's, 30s yrs ,beat the crap out of a gentle elderly man than EXECUTE him because the enraged cop was pissed that he shot himself in his own leg.

It was a neighbor who went to Ca and released the video , he was terrified to do it in PR.

So what is than the difference between the police and a gang?

I do not see it.

"Mr. Cruz was directing traffic near a birthday party when three officers drove by and thought he had insulted them. They told Mr. Cruz he was under arrest and wrestled him to the ground, during which time one officer shot himself in the leg.The officer then repeatedly shot Mr. Cruz, who was lying on the ground, in his head and body before they drove off. An internal investigation cleared them of misconduct. But after a video of the incident surfaced in the news media, one officer was convicted of murder. It emerged that seven complaints had been filed against him, but had been largely ignored.

“The tragic events surrounding the Cáceres Cruz shooting served as a stark reminder of P.R.P.D.’s institutional dysfunction,” the report said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/us/08police...

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#9 Dec 24, 2012
LongIslander1987 wrote:
Every law enforcement agency has it's share of corruption. The PRSP is no exception ... with 17,000 officers in the nation's second largest police department your going to have your share of bad apples.
"Every law enforcement agency has it's share of corruption."

I do not disagree with this but find it rampant in Hispanic countries and hispanic run cities like Miami.

I did not see the zero standards in NY which I have seen in Miami or heard about in PR from Puerto Ricans I have become friends with here in Doral who lived there.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#10 Dec 24, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text>How's the temperature down there today?
It is fantastic, It is mid 70s now at 5:36 pm .I just got off phone with my parents , think you guys might be getting "slush"?

I can't drive in that .

The cold was just to much .

You never get used to Christmas lights wrapped around palm tree's , lol .

I am staying in tonight and cleaning , watching tv as perhaps just getting old but can't stomach going to noche buena with my fathers side of the family and like staying in.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#11 Dec 24, 2012
Jose - in Miami wrote:
When you justify or look to make excuses for our zero political and police standards , you might wind up like this poor victim .
I recall when this video came out about this elderly, harmless man who was directing traffic while smiling and greeting relatives as they came to his granddaughers B-day , He was executed by PR police and than internal affairs refused to bother with it.
I saw it few yrs back and it was sickening to see PR police imagine 20's, 30s yrs ,beat the crap out of a gentle elderly man than EXECUTE him because the enraged cop was pissed that he shot himself in his own leg.
It was a neighbor who went to Ca and released the video , he was terrified to do it in PR.
So what is than the difference between the police and a gang?
I do not see it.
"Mr. Cruz was directing traffic near a birthday party when three officers drove by and thought he had insulted them. They told Mr. Cruz he was under arrest and wrestled him to the ground, during which time one officer shot himself in the leg.The officer then repeatedly shot Mr. Cruz, who was lying on the ground, in his head and body before they drove off. An internal investigation cleared them of misconduct. But after a video of the incident surfaced in the news media, one officer was convicted of murder. It emerged that seven complaints had been filed against him, but had been largely ignored.
“The tragic events surrounding the Cáceres Cruz shooting served as a stark reminder of P.R.P.D.’s institutional dysfunction,” the report said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/us/08police...
Greetings Jose, I am here in Miami with my family for the holidays now I understand what you mean about the Miami Cubans. I do not pay attention to them. The last couple of days have been cooler than usual but,it has been nice spending time with my Puerto Rican family.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#12 Dec 24, 2012
Nubeluz wrote:
<quoted text> Greetings Jose, I am here in Miami with my family for the holidays now I understand what you mean about the Miami Cubans. I do not pay attention to them. The last couple of days have been cooler than usual but,it has been nice spending time with my Puerto Rican family.
Greetings, yes it was cold by my standards but it is nice now and going up in temp.

This is your first visit to Miami?

Greeting and Mery Christmas.

"it has been nice spending time with my Puerto Rican family."

Talk to your fathers side of the family about the Miami Cubans and you will get a earful.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#13 Dec 24, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text>How's the temperature down there today?
When I first moved here close to 4 yrs now, I used to see people in jackets and winter hats when the temp hit mid 50s and I used to laugh .

Couple nights ago I went by my grandparents house to give them their Christmas gifts as did not want to hang out with the whole family on noche buena , My grandfather was in the front yard with his friends drinking bear and smoking cigars in shorts and I was now the one wearing a winter jacket.

They looked at me and laughed , que maricon eres rang out through the yard.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#14 Dec 24, 2012
Jose - in Miami wrote:
<quoted text>
Greetings, yes it was cold by my standards but it is nice now and going up in temp.
This is your first visit to Miami?
Greeting and Mery Christmas.
"it has been nice spending time with my Puerto Rican family."
Talk to your fathers side of the family about the Miami Cubans and you will get a earful.
Merry Christmas Jose. This is my 3rd visit to Miami.The weather here is very nice.It is freezing cold in Virginia.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#15 Feb 1, 2013
Nubeluz wrote:
<quoted text>Merry Christmas Jose. This is my 3rd visit to Miami.The weather here is very nice.It is freezing cold in Virginia.
Un poco tarde pero belated Merry Christmas and Happy New yr to you also.

When you came the weather was cold as average night this year has been 70 degrees plus and days in 80s.
It is now another cold fromt with nights in low 60s , high 50s but over all it is good weather.

Get your BF and his family, your family and friends to move here .The cold is no good.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#16 Feb 11, 2013
Jose - in Miami wrote:
<quoted text>
Un poco tarde pero belated Merry Christmas and Happy New yr to you also.
When you came the weather was cold as average night this year has been 70 degrees plus and days in 80s.
It is now another cold fromt with nights in low 60s , high 50s but over all it is good weather.
Get your BF and his family, your family and friends to move here .The cold is no good.
I would love to move there.The weather is nice.The weather was so nice and pleasant when I lived in Southern California.I really enjoyed my holiday in Miami with my family.
Gitano

Miami, FL

#17 Feb 11, 2013
Nubeluz wrote:
<quoted text>I would love to move there.The weather is nice.The weather was so nice and pleasant when I lived in Southern California.I really enjoyed my holiday in Miami with my family.
I have never lived in Ca but I can't imagine leaving Ca. All the transplants which are in Doral,Miami and I must say I have not meet any from Ca.

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