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grundle 02-05-18 02:04 PM

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Baltimore Cops Kept Toy Guns to Plant Just in Case They Shot an Unarmed Person

February 5, 2018

In April 2016, a 13-year-old boy was shot by officers of the Baltimore Police Department. The boy ran when faced with the police, so they gave chase. During the chase, the police spotted the boy holding a gun, and when he turned, they shot the teenager. The youngster wasn’t critically injured, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case of a justifiable use of force.

Now people are wondering.

The Baltimore Police Department is currently in court over one of the biggest scandals in the history of American law enforcement. The corruption case is replete with intrigue as police reveal secrets that sound like something out of an urban-fiction novel or a lost season of The Wire. It has revealed how one of America’s largest cities just happened to be filled with crooked cops, but no one seems to be talking about it outside of Baltimore.

According to the Baltimore Sun, it started when a 19-year-old woman from New Jersey overdosed in 2011 and authorities began tracing the origin of the drugs. It led them to a Baltimore drug crew and the discovery that a Baltimore police officer was involved. By the time they finished investigating, eight members of the elite Gun Trace Task Force had been charged with crimes ranging from racketeering to robbery.

You want robbery? How about the story of the corrupt squad stopping a drug dealer during a traffic stop and robbing him of $6,500, then going to the man’s home without a warrant and taking another $100,000 out of a safe? Sgt. Wayne Jenkins would ask suspected drug dealers, “If you could put together a crew of guys and rob the biggest drug dealer in town, who would it be?”

If you’re interested in police targeting regular citizens, maybe you should read about how the Maurice Ward had a technique of driving fast at groups of people, slamming on the brakes and chasing whoever ran. Perhaps you hear how Jenkins believed that all young men with backpacks were dope boys. Or people who drove Honda Accords with tinted windows.

And then there’s the revelation that the supervisor of the unit instructed officers to carry a toy gun just in case they found themselves “in a jam” and needed to plant one. When one of the officers, Marcus Tayor, was arrested, officials couldn’t figure out why he had a toy gun in his glove compartment.

These revelations aren’t speculation. Six of the eight indicted officers have agreed to cooperate with federal law enforcement agents and are testifying in open court. An officer who was scheduled to offer evidence against the crooked cops won’t get to do so after he was mysteriously shot in the head with his own weapon the day before he was set to testify.

I know what you’re thinking: After the death of Freddie Gray and the discovery of multiple officers who planted drugs on suspects, the Baltimore Police Department is one of the most corrupt departments in the country.

Or maybe Baltimore is indicative of police departments all over the country. Maybe they’re like the one in Cleveland, which hired the cop who killed Tamir Rice after he was fired by another police department. Or like the South Carolina state trooper who said he shot a man because he was moving erratically while reaching for his wallet. Or when a paid police informant planted cocaine in a store owner’s shop.

It is not just Baltimore cops. It is cops. They will shoot you in the face in front of your infant daughter. They will choke you to sleep for selling cigarettes. They will shoot you in the back for walking away. And they will get away with it so often that we are shocked when they are indicted.

That’s the real story.

inri222 02-06-18 08:55 AM

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creekdipper 02-06-18 09:09 AM

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Convicted Baltimore cop says he stole money (published yesterday in Baltimore Sun).


inri222 02-06-18 02:53 PM

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Man shielding family from gunman complied with cops, witnesses say, but was still shot


inri222 02-07-18 01:21 PM

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Tennessee sheriff caught on tape saying ‘I love this shit' after telling deputies to shoot unarmed man


fujishig 02-07-18 06:57 PM

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This Teenager Accused Two On-Duty Cops Of Rape. She Had No Idea The Law Might Protect Them.

When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.


But Anna didn’t know that in New York, there is no law specifically stating that it is illegal for police officers or sheriff’s deputies in the field to have sex with someone in their custody. It is one of 35 states where armed law enforcement officers can evade sexual assault charges by claiming that such an encounter — from groping to intercourse — was consensual.
What in the world?

JimRochester 02-07-18 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by fujishig (Post 13264591)
This Teenager Accused Two On-Duty Cops Of Rape. She Had No Idea The Law Might Protect Them.

When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.


What in the world?

We had a Greece, NY cop that went to jail for that and that issue never came up. Never heard of it.

JimRochester 02-07-18 08:45 PM

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Two New York police officers accused of raping a handcuffed teen inside a police van in Brooklyn have turned themselves in and pleaded not guilty.
NYPD Officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall were indicted on first-degree rape and bribery charges related to the alleged attack on Sept. 15. They turned themselves in early Monday morning, the New York Post reports.
Martins posted a $250,000 bond and Hall posted $150,000​,​ ordered by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/natio...#storylink=cpy
Not sure about that first story but they have been charged with felony rape.

inri222 02-09-18 02:53 PM

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Paterson cop getting $300k settlement in racism lawsuit


inri222 02-10-18 02:19 PM

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VIDEO: Thornton man sues after brutal attack by drug cops, lawsuit says
David Martinez says he was smoking a cigar when he was attacked by drug task force officers


Josh-da-man 02-11-18 12:12 AM

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California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters and sought the prosecution of activists with “anti-racist” beliefs, court documents show.

The records, which also showed officers expressing sympathy with white supremacists and trying to protect a neo-Nazi organizer’s identity, were included in a court briefing from three anti-fascist activists who were charged with felonies after protesting at a Sacramento rally. The defendants were urging a judge to dismiss their case and accused California police and prosecutors of a “cover-up and collusion with the fascists”.

Defense lawyers said the case at the state capital offers the latest example of US law enforcement appearing to align with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups while targeting anti-fascist activists and Donald Trump protesters after violent clashes.

“It is shocking and really angering to see the level of collusion and the amount to which the police covered up for the Nazis,” said Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley teacher and anti-fascist organizer charged with assault and rioting after participating in the June 2016 Sacramento rally, where she said she was stabbed and bludgeoned in the head. “The people who were victimized by the Nazis were then victimized by the police and the district attorneys.”
Can't say I'm terribly surprised...

EinCB 02-16-18 01:42 AM

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In the case of the death at the hands of police of R.J. Williams, it all started with a domestic disturbance call by Williams’ girlfriend. Arriving first on the scene, [Stephen] Mader came upon Williams, who had his hands behind his back. The officer quickly asked Williams to show him his hands. Williams complied, revealing a gun. Immediately, Mader ordered Williams to drop his weapon. But Williams refused, repeatedly for Mader to “just shoot me.”

In that moment, Mader did not see a man with a gun. He saw a human being in crisis. Mader deduced that Williams was not what he might appear — a danger to others and to a responding officer alike. Mader saw that Williams was trying to commit “suicide by cop.”

Rather than shoot, Mader returned to his military training and attempted to de-escalate the situation. He softened his voice, looked Williams in the eye, and said, “I’m not going to shoot you, brother. I’m not going to shoot you.” With those words, Officer Mader connected to the humanity of Williams, a man in deep distress.

While Mader continued his attempt to convince Williams to drop his weapon, two other officers arrived on the scene. In a matter of seconds, one of the newly arrived officers fired four shots, killing Williams. It was at that point the officers discovered that Williams’ gun was unloaded. Stephen Mader was correct. R.J. Williams was not a threat, but it didn’t matter. He was dead.

Weeks later, the Weirton Police Department fired Stephen Mader.

Mader has won a $170,000 settlement against the city of Weirton, West Virginia.


inri222 02-27-18 10:48 AM

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Two LAPD officers plead no contest to sexually assaulting women while on duty, receive 25- year prison terms


inri222 02-28-18 01:08 PM

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Off-duty NYPD sergeant busted for fleeing scene after hitting a pedestrian, resisting arrest


inri222 03-01-18 08:56 AM

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Off-duty Baton Rouge police officer going 94 mph in crash that killed 1-year-old baby, police say : http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rou...229e20faf.html

And then it gets better :sarcasm:

Mother of baby killed in Baton Rouge crash involving off-duty cop arrested for failing to secure child seat : http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rou...ee2f97bea.html

Josh-da-man 03-01-18 10:04 AM

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If you're in a traffic accident with a cop, it will always be your fault.

Baron Of Hell 03-01-18 10:43 AM

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Reminds me of the lady cop that arrested a fellow officer that was driving drunk and speeding. They ended up forcing her out with harassment. Hard to believe that could happen if most cops are good.

inri222 03-07-18 09:25 AM

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It's so obvious that he was resisting, that cop should get a medal. :sarcasm:

Officer Who Kicked Handcuffed Suspect in Head Returning to Work After 24-Hour Suspension


Why So Blu? 03-07-18 09:40 AM

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Well, here's this one. Keeping the streets safe and all that.


Woman Says Cop Groped Her, Pulled Her Over Twice Just Hours Apart

A Tennessee woman claims a Highway Patrol trooper groped her during a traffic stop, then laid in wait near her home and pulled her over a second time just hours later, according to reports.

Patricia Aileen Wilson was driving down Interstate 75 in Campbell County with her mother last August when Trooper Isaiah Lloyd pulled her truck over for a seatbelt violation, Knox News reported.

Dash camera footage and an audio recording from Lloyd's body microphone show he asks Wilson if she has taken any "prescription drugs" before she steps out of the black pickup truck.

"No drugs, no nothing, no alcohol," she responds. "I do no drugs, no nothing, swear to God."

After instructing her to place her hands on the hood of his patrol vehicle, Lloyd begins searching Wilson, who was wearing shorts and a T-shirt. The trooper runs his hands over Wilson's hips with his fingers inside the waistband of her shorts, according to Knox News.

In January, Wilson filed a $100,000 lawsuit against Lloyd, alleging he touched her genital area and buttocks during the search, according to Fox News.

After patting her down, Lloyd tells Wilson to lift up her shirt, which she complies with. He then asks Wilson if she has any drugs concealed in her bra. She answers no, shaking out her bra to demonstrate. Lloyd again asks if she has taken any prescription medication, and again Wilson denies it, though she adds she occasionally takes a sleep aid.

James A. H. Bell, an attorney speaking to reporters on behalf of Lloyd—though he is not representing Lloyd in Wilson's lawsuit—said the officer initiated his search after Wilson admitted to taking the prescription sleep medication Ambien. Video shows he only learned Wilson occasionally takes the sedative after he began the search.

"I normally have to take it every other night," she says. "I don't take any narcotics."

"It is a narcotic," Lloyd says. Ambien is not a classified as a narcotic, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Knox News noted.

Lloyd ultimately released Wilson after citing her for a seatbelt violation. But about three hours later, the two met again. He was parked on the side of a road near Wilson's Campbell County home when he spotted her truck pass him, made a U-turn and pulled her over.

"We have to stop meeting like this," he allegedly told Wilson—who had her two children, ages 3 and 8, in the car at the time—according to the lawsuit. After spotting the children, Lloyd explained he stopped her because the window tint on her truck was too dark. He ultimately let her go without issuing a citation.

Unlike the first encounter, there appears to be no audio recording for the second stop. Lloyd said the battery for his microphone "went dead," state prosecutor Jared Effler revealed in a statement to Knox News after conducting a review of the incidents.

Effler's office determined Lloyd's behavior was "inconsistent with his training" and the department's guidelines. He did not, however, believe his office could bring a sexual battery case against Lloyd, though Effler did drop the seatbelt ticket he issued Wilson.

Effler also said he sent the Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security, which oversees the state's highway patrol division, a copy of his office's review and requested that Lloyd go over the findings to "prevent similar incidents in the future."

Colonel Tracy Trott, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, also issued the newspaper a statement on the stops, saying Lloyd had been cleared of any malfeasance.

"After careful consideration and review, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Command Staff has advised me that Trooper Isaiah Lloyd conducted this traffic stop in a professional manner in an effort to protect the motoring public," Trott said.

Lloyd previously served in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and spent seven months in Iraq before joining the Tennessee Highway Patrol in February 2015, according to Knox News.

Nevermind the pig is pretty much smothering her in the video. The one thing I would say about her making a mistake on is never volunteer information to a police officer -- they will use it to fuck you over even if you're not under arrest. She did not have to elaborate and say that she takes a sleeping aid let alone it was ambient. That made the cop continue on. But I wonder if he's that attentive to other people he pulls over.

slop101 03-07-18 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man (Post 13280753)
If you're in a traffic accident with a cop, it will always be your fault.

No, I knew a girl who got hit by a cop that was running a red light (no sirens), and he got good and fucked as to it being his fault. Tons of witnesses, and it didn't hurt that she was a cute blonde girl without even a single traffic violation.

EinCB 03-10-18 02:26 PM

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inri222 03-13-18 07:38 PM

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These motherfuckers don't have anything better to do?
Good job, Judge Dredd.

White North Carolina cop charged in beating of black man accused of jaywalking


fujishig 03-14-18 10:29 AM

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For a change, not a beat down, but just straight up corruption


Speaking with AL.com, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin didn't deny that he's taken in over $750,000 in the last three years, his ethics disclosure forms labeling the amount as "compensation" from "Food Provisions."

However, Entrekin and other Alabama sheriffs believe that a pre-World War II state law entitles them to keep any excess funds marked for providing food for inmates.
Oh, and it gets better. He paid a local guy to mow his lawn and the guy noticed on the check it said "Sheriff Todd Entrekin Food Provision Account." So he ratted him out, and four days later got arrested for drug trafficking.


Police say the arrest began with an anonymous tip.

Officers with the Rainbow City Police Department and the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Qualls on Feb. 22 after responding to an anonymous call reporting the odor of marijuana emanating from within a Rainbow City apartment, according to the police report. The drug enforcement unit, which is a team of agents assigned from the Sheriff's Office and other agencies, accompanied the Rainbow City Police officers to the apartment because they were responding to a drug-related call.

The officers knocked on the door and when one of Qualls' friends opened it, the officers could smell marijuana and saw a small quantity of the drug sitting out in the open inside the apartment, according to the arrest report. They added that Qualls was cooperative throughout the entire process.

Officers arrested Qualls after they allegedly found "1,042 grams of cannabis" in his possession inside the apartment, according to an arrest warrant signed by Entrekin.
You may say, 1,042 grams, that's a lot of weed. But:

The police report states that the officers did not in fact find 1,042 grams, or just under 2.3 pounds of marijuana buds or leaves - an amount only slightly above the 2.2-pound threshold that elevates possession to trafficking. According to the report, they only found a few grams of actual intact, smokable marijuana, but they also found a large container of cannabis-infused butter, which Qualls and his friends were allegedly making when the police arrived at the door. Qualls told police they made the infused butter by putting 14 grams of pot and five cups of butter into an appliance called a Magic Butter machine, which police also seized from the apartment.

Bryant said that the Rainbow City Police Department does not consider the entire weight of something like marijuana butter a drug for purposes of calculating whether a suspect should be charged with trafficking.

"Our guys just charged him with possession," Bryant said Monday. "You wouldn't add the butter with that. It should be just the amount of marijuana ... You can't add the butter, it would just be the marijuana alone."

Phil Sims, deputy commander of the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit, said Monday that the unit has a different take.

"Once that marijuana was mixed with the butter then the whole butter becomes marijuana, and that's what we weighed," Sims said.

andicus 03-14-18 11:05 AM

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^Wow! I'm going to start mixing gold with butter, and selling it to Phil Sims.

inri222 03-14-18 02:04 PM

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Do bonds people count as cops? Jury sure as hell made the wrong call on this one.

VIDEO: Prosecutor releases video of deadly shooting at Stillwater bail bonds office


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