GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Police misconduct

http://keywestlou.com/perfect-weather/

PERFECT WEATHER
Posted on October 28, 2014 by keywestlou

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Everyone takes photos. The cell phone has opened a new era of fun for all. Many persons exchange nude pics of themselves. Not a good thing!

A young lady was arrested on a DUI charge in California. While being booked, a police officer went through her cell phone pics. He removed her nude pics. The cell phone had nothing to do with the charge or arrest. The police officer showed the pics to other police officers.

Turns out a number of police officers at the station did the same thing. They referred to it as a “game.” Another example of police power abuse.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) is a fellow alum. 

A liberal lawyer.

It’s amazing to find him critical of the police.

In this case, this is police misconduct pure and simple.

Clearly, the search of the cell phones is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Immediately, the cops should be dismissed.

As well as ALL of the immediate supervisors. (When I was on Wall Street, my people = my problem. I either knew and didn’t act or I didn’t know and should have. Both were equally bad. “bye bye. that’s for trying out with the varsity. U LOSE!)

Argh!

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POLITICAL: The Police need an “enhancement”

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66763A20100709

California transit cop verdict sparks looting
By Steve Gorman and Peter Henderson
  LOS ANGELES/OAKLAND | Fri Jul 9, 2010 4:52am EDT

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LOS ANGELES/OAKLAND California (Reuters) – A white former transit police officer was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a videotaped shooting death of an unarmed black man last year in Oakland, California, sparking a wave of looting and destruction in the city on Thursday.

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Jurors can render an involuntary manslaughter conviction if they believe the defendant lacked an intent to kill but engaged in conduct so grossly negligent that it amounts to a crime.

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Obviously, California juries are “interesting”. They may have gotten this one right. But shouldn’t there be an “enhancement” for police who are supposed to be “professional”. And the video akes this look like an execution.

The looting is probably opportunists rather than upset citizens.

Makes one wonder what’s going to happen in the next “Greatest Depression” which is right around the corner. When folks are really hungry, scared, and pissed off?

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RANT: Perp walks for kids?

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/views/os-mike-thomas-juvenile-arrest-06151020100615,0,4905741.column

Handling of ‘abduction’ case involving teen has been absurd
Mike Thomas
COMMENTARY
June 15 2010

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I know that in this paranoid world, you never approach a small child who is by herself, take her by the hand and walk out of a store with her in search of mommy.

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Now I sent this to a budding little L libertarian who thinks highly of the cops.

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From: little L libertarian fat old white guy injineer
Subject: Handling of ‘abduction’ case involving teen has been absurd
To: budding little L libertarian
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 2:22 AM

Cops over reacting and then violating their own rules, laws, and the accused ‘s rights. Argh! And, you like these guys?

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And the response was:

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You have really become over-biased….I read the entire article and there is absolutely nothing wrong here.

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To which I responded:

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Doing a perp walk on a 14 year old?

That’s against the FL “law”, their own regs, and human decency.

For a mistake?

And, at the time if they didn’t know! (No fault there.) But they had a legal and moral obligation to protect BOTH children until the facts were sorted out.

They were so swelled with their own ego. I’m surprised they didn’t have flogging or worse right there. I’m upset by the fact that you see nothing wrong!

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Argh!

The police are out of control bureaucrats in funny costumes designed to impress us and bluff us in to subservience!

Argh squared!

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INTERESTING: Police may have over reacted

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/16/seattle-police-guild-defends-officers-punch/?test=latestnews

CRIME & COURTS

Seattle Police Guild Defends Officer’s Punch

Published June 16, 2010 | Associated Press

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Seattle Police Officers Guild President Rich O’Neil says an officer was justified in punching a young woman who shoved him in a dispute over jaywalking.

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I had a conversation about this incident.

Over jaywalking? And, how old are the two girls?

FRIEND: It was the fact that the officer was surrounded by urban yutes, and the woman pushed him. They are trained how to handle themselves in situations like this….as they commented later, there have been many instances where police officers were brutually attacked when they took a passive stance. His aggressive action may have prevented something much worse. I need to get you a new pair of glasses, or contact lenses! :-)

No. (no new glasses needed)

I’ve seen the video. Couple of points:

(1) Jaywalking? It’s like the Gooferment is using its force to pick a fight with the folks.

(2) The girls were clearly out of control and were inciting trouble.

(3) The “citizens” didn’t not help “their” police diffuse the situation, calm the the agitated woman who got punched, or assist in protecting “their” officer. (imho citizens have an affirmative duty to enforce the laws made in their name).

(4) The police officer MAY have over reacted. But alone, and facing multiple opponents, and a potential mob, I’m not going to criticize him. (I ain’t walked in those moccasins.) Faced with that situation, if he truly felt threatened he’d have been justified imho in drawing his weapon. I think that he was foolish to get in close combat with “crazy people” who might have had a knife or other “blade”. When they resisted, I’d have stepped back, drawn my weapon, and directed them to step back and lie down on the ground. I’d support that.

The punch in an attempt to detain may have been an over reaction.

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And, how old are these girls anyway?

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