Tag Archives: police

FL: Miami cop charged with freelance stealing from pulled-over drivers

Source: ABC News

“A rookie Miami police officer was relieved of his duties after being arrested on robbery charges, the Miami Police Department said on Saturday. Officer Jose Acosta, 21, was arrested and charged following an internal investigation. Acosta, who had been with the department for about six months, was charged with one count of armed robbery of a conveyance and one count of armed grand theft, the department said. The probe began following accusations that he allegedly robbed victims during traffic stops, ABC News affiliate WPLG reported.” [editor’s note: A cop on traffic duty’s JOB is to rob drivers. He’s just in trouble for going freelance instead of passing the proceeds on to his gang – TLK] (03/13/17)

http://abcnews.go.com/US/miami-police-officer-arrested-allegedly-robbing-people-pulled/story?id=46046931

NY: Former NYPD cop kills himself as FBI closes in

Source: New York Post

“A hulking former NYPD cop blew himself away Wednesday in front of FBI agents who were about to arrest him as part of a quadruple homicide and cocaine conspiracy, police sources told The Post on Wednesday. Gerard Benderoth, 48 — nicknamed ‘White Rhino’ from his days as a strongman competitor — killed himself on a quiet suburban road in Rockland County around 8:20 a.m. after feds pulled him over. … US Attorney Preet Bharara had already busted Benderoth’s retired Westchester cop pal Nicholas Tartaglione in December — and slapped him with four murder charges along with drug conspiracy.” [editor’s note: That’s odd. Usually Bharara IS the corrupt cop, not BUSTING the corrupt cop – TLK] (03/08/17)

http://nypost.com/2017/03/08/hulking-ex-nypd-officer-kills-himself-during-fbi-stop/

MD: Seven Baltimore cops indicted on federal racketeering charges

Source: NBC News

“Seven Baltimore police officers were indicted Wednesday for federal racketeering crimes ranging from filing false overtime claims while actually at a casino to robbing a driver during a traffic stop. One of the cops is facing a separate charge for drug distribution. Investigators said the crimes — some of them committed by some members of the elite Gun Trace Task Force — took place last year as the Department of Justice investigated the Baltimore Police Department for use of excessive force, among other violations. The racketeering investigation was conducted in secret over the past year as part of what officials described as a sweeping reform effort across the department.” (03/02/17)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/seven-baltimore-cops-indicted-federal-racketeering-n727716

Teaching kids to trust the police is child abuse

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Will Grigg

“Integral to the American concept of liberty is the right to hold the state at bay, which is why children are never too young to be taught to regard government employees with suspicion and defensive hostility. Some conscientious parents in Northampton, Massachusetts acted on that principle by demanding an end to a program intended to habituate public school inmates to the presence of police officers. … That program was ‘paused’ following complaints from a handful of parents who believe that it is the better part of wisdom to teach their children to avoid contact with the police, rather than seeking it out.” (02/26/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/2017/02/teaching-kids-trust-police-child-abuse/

When even prosecutors can’t be informed about corrupt cops, we’ve got a problem

Source: Reason
by Scott Shackford

“One would think that letting prosecutors know which police officers have histories of misconduct would actually be beneficial to putting criminals behind bars. If prosecutors knew about problems with an officer’s history, they’d be better prepared for a possible attack on his or her credibility if it comes up in a courtroom. But in California, thanks to laws that treat police officers’ personnel records like sealed secrets, police are able to resist (so far successfully) efforts to let prosecutors know when they’ve got a potentially dirty officer. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department put together a list of 300 of its own deputies that have records of misconduct. The union that represents them has so far used the courts to stop the LASD from passing those names along to prosecutors.” (02/22/17)

http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/22/when-even-prosecutors-cant-be-informed-a

On: The perversion of police into radical politicized talking heads

Source: Cop Block
by Isiah Holmes

“It’s becoming difficult to ignore a brazenly open politicization of American policing. This phenomenon excludes the various protests, militarized responses to those protests, and debate choking media both online and on-air. It’s entirely different, and generally not practiced by a majority of police agencies. ‘We back the badge,’ thin blue line, and Blue Lives Matter are charged with polarization, no doubt. They’re inherently different, however, from open endorsements of political parties, and the taunting of an abandoned public.” (02/13/17)

http://www.copblock.org/171349/on-the-perversion-of-police-into-radical-politicized-talking-heads/

Trump seeks to deputize more local police in war on American freedom

Source: Columbus Dispatch

“To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. The program received scant attention as Trump announced on the same day his plans to build a border wall and hire thousands more federal agents as he looks to fulfill promises from his campaign.” (01/29/17)

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170129/trump-seeks-to-deputize-more-local-police-in-immigration-crackdown

Don’t trigger Sheriff Snowflake — or he may have you killed

Source: Pro Libertate
by William Norman Grigg

“Sheriff David Clarke of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County is the most fragile of precious snowflakes, and one of the most self-enraptured petty tyrants in recent American history. While settling in for a January 15 flight from Dallas to Milwaukee, Clarke — attired in Dallas Cowboys fan regalia – was asked by fellow passenger Dan Black if he was, indeed, the sheriff. When Clarke grunted in the affirmative, Black shook his head in well-earned disgust and proceeded to his seat. From behind, Black heard the truculent tax-feeder ask if he had a ‘problem,’ to which the puzzled man shook his head in reply. When Black disembarked at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport, he was surrounded by a thugscrum of Clarke’s deputies, who detained and questioned him regarding his views of their boss. Black remained in custody until he was escorted from the airport. After Black filed a complaint with the county commission, Clarke published the document on his department’s Facebook page — supplementing it with a threat to assault any other Mundane who gives him a dirty look.” (01/28/17)

http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2017/01/dont-trigger-sheriff-snowflake-or-he.html

What does Donald Trump mean for the police state?

Source: Cop Block
by Trevor Maxwell

“Like the average police personality, Trump is an idiot with a savant talent for shrewd, calculating and manipulative behavior. The feedback between the Idiot-in-Chief and the Idiots-in-Badges is going to have very real consequences on the safety, freedoms and liberties of citizens.” (01/24/17)

http://www.copblock.org/170809/donald-trump-police-state/

If cops can’t kill mundanes on a whim, what’s the point of having police?

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Will Grigg

“To the ears of reasonable people, the expression ‘de-policing’ would refer to the process of abolishing police departments — not the exercise of restraint by police officers in the use of lethal force by police officers. The latter would be described as ‘de-escalation,’ an approach that was once taught to, and expected of, officials whose formal designation, after all, is ‘peace officers.’ De-escalation is incompatible with the militarized mindset of police who have undergone ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ and ‘No More Hesitation’ training that indoctrinates them to view the public they supposedly serve as an undifferentiated mass of menace.” (01/20/17)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/blog/cops-cant-kill-mundanes-whim-whats-point-police/