Stupid, Dumb and Just Plain Ignorant Cop Thread

spilledthebeer

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No, the cop should be locked up. The judge should be removed.

I shoulda been a cop. Where else does "I was excited" get you off on an assault with a weapon rap?

And here is yet another article explaining just why cops all think we need to be beaten about the head till we stop thinking like drug addled LIE-berals who think that what they impulsively want ought to be LAW. considering the kind of people cops spend their entire working day wrestling with, it is no wonder they have little respect for the public:


Cops have a habit of treating the general public as untreated and potentially dangerous loons and here is another article that justifies their mind set! With some comments of my own in brackets):

Mother accused of running over daughter for disobeying order

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 08:43 AM EDT | UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 08:46 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police say an Ohio mother hit her daughter with a car as she intentionally drove onto a sidewalk and then backed over the girl’s leg because she was walking to school despite being told to stay home.

(Gee- that will teach her? A broken leg is bound to keep her close to home?)

The 34-year-old Columbus woman was arraigned Tuesday on charges of felonious assault, aggravated vehicular assault and endangering children. Her 17-year-old daughter was hospitalized with two fractures in her left leg.

(But- one has to wonder if the punishment was not a little bit over that top? After all, Yankees have to pay for their own health care? And knowing how cheap and ruthless any insurance company is these days- you have to assume that the woman`s health care provider would be quite likely to refuse this claim- its not a health issue so much as it is a MENTAL Health matter and that woman likely is NOT covered for acts of insanity?)

Police say the woman had ordered the girl not to go to school on Monday as punishment and chased her down when she left. They say she dropped the girl off at her father’s house after hitting her, and the teen called 911.

(Gee- MORE signs of insanity- Mom tells the kind NOT to go to school as punishment? Most parents would consider MORE school to be the real punishment? But one has to admire the kid for being dedicated enough to defy Mom and go seek education? Or maybe Mom is so loony that the kid thinks school is safer than being around Mom? Mom may be a lost mental case but there is yet hope for daughter?)

(But imagine being a cop and dealing with these kidns of people on a regular basis?)

(And on a related theme- I have repeatedly asked LIE-berals to explain their insistence that cops need more training so they can deal properly with crazy people in some fashion OTHER than shooting them! LIE-beral chickens++t cowards run and hide when you ask them to explain HOW a cop is supposed to deal with a loon who thinks the voices in their head are more real and more valid than the more distant voices of cops shouting things like “put down the weapon” and “put your hands up”. So far NONE of you chickens++t LIE-berals have answered the question!)

(AND YES TECUMSEHBONES I AM TALKING TO YOU!!)

(AND I SPEAK also to our feathered airhead bluebyrd35 and I

ask her: WHAT BENEFIT COMES TO CANADA FROM ALLOWING MEMBERS OF THE TORONTO 18 CONVICTED TERROR GROUP TO STAY IN CANADA?)

(And ain’t it funny? You ask a plain and simple pair of questions and some people respond like cockroaches suddenly caught in the light! You can go hide now little scurrying LIE-berals!)
 

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Cop arrested in deadly crash after posting #dontdrinkanddrive video on Instagram
Kyle Swenso, Washington Post
First posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:07 AM EDT | Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:26 AM EDT
Hours before he was involved in a fiery highway crash claimed three lives, an off-duty Los Angeles police officer reportedly posted a video to his Instagram account with a "dontdrinkanddrive" hashtag.
The 10-second video appears to have been taped in a bar around 7 p.m. Tuesday, and shows a half-finished beer glass and an animated driver behind the wheel of a red car, KTLA reported.
The officer, Edgar Verduzco, is now custody at the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles. He was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter following the deadly crash.
Verduzco, 26, an Army veteran, is being held on US$100,000 bail, according to records. No attorney is listed.
In a statement following the crash, the California Highway Patrol said Verduzco was speeding in a Chevy Camaro southbound on the I-605 Freeway southwest of downtown Los Angeles when his car rear-ended two other vehicles, a Scion and a Nissan. The Nissan exploded in flames on impact, trapping the three occupants - a still-unnamed teenage boy and his two parents from Riverdale, CHP Officer Al Perez told the L.A. Times.
The driver of the Scion, a 31-year-old Berly Alvarado, complained of pain at the scene, the Mercury News reported. Verduzco suffered a broken nose.
The CHP's Perez told the L.A. Times there were no open containers or alcohol in Verduzco's car, but the drive did show symptoms of intoxication.
"The LAPD has initiated an administrative investigation and will work with the CHP as they continue their investigation, however the Department as no tolerance for driving under the influence and holds its officers to the highest standards of professionalism both on and off duty," Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said in a statement Wednesday.
"It is particularly troubling when one of our own police officers violates drunken driving laws, which is why a drunk driving offence always results in a personal complaint which can lead to dismissal."
The department has not confirmed that the Instagram account belongs to Verduzco. But, according to KTLA:
"At least seven of the posts made this month include the page's owner in LAPD uniform or make other references to law enforcement involvement. One uploaded in July has the poster's name badge - reading "Verduzco" - clearly displayed.
"Other posts also make reference to military service, and one posted in August shows the account owner's official U.S. Army portrait."
At a news conference Wednesday, Beck said Verduzco worked had two years with the department and was assigned to the "central area."
"His two years were unremarkable," the chief told reporters. "He came to us from the U.S. Army where he did almost four years. I believe he served in Afghanistan." The chief added later Verduzco "worked the desk."
"He was a very young police officer, not much time on the job," he said. "Very unremarkable career."
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LAPD Officer Arrested in Fatal Freeway Crash Posted ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ Video From Bar Hours Before Collision | KTLA
Cop arrested in deadly crash after posting #dontdrinkanddrive video on Instagram
 

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I like this one. Stupid Kentucky State Trooper decided to get all crazy on a road crew. So they took him down and held him down until some sane cops arrived.

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I like this one. Stupid Kentucky State Trooper decided to get all crazy on a road crew. So they took him down and held him down until some sane cops arrived.

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That's awesome! I do note how 3 (not 6 or 8 or 10) road workers were able to subdue and restrain a trained officer WITHOUT punching, kicking or shooting him. Maybe they should be training the cops instead of whoever does it now.
 

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White ex-cop charged with killing daughter's boyfriend wants case dismissed for unusual reason
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 12:24 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 12:40 PM EDT
TULSA, Okla. — A hearing for a white former police officer who faces a fourth murder trial in Oklahoma in the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend has been postponed.
Attorneys say the hearing on former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler’s request to dismiss the case won’t take place Friday as scheduled because the judge is ill.
Kepler’s attorneys are trying to have the case dismissed on several grounds in the months since a mistrial was declared in his third trial.
One motion says Kepler is a member of an American Indian tribe and can’t be tried by state prosecutors. Another claims repeated trials violate Kepler’s right to due process.
Kepler is charged in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake while he was off-duty.
A new hearing date hasn’t been scheduled.
White ex-cop charged with killing daughter's boyfriend wants case dismissed for

Paris cops accused of raping Canadian woman will face trial
THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 01:45 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 01:49 PM EDT
Media reports say two Paris police officers will face trial on allegations that they gang-raped a Canadian woman inside the force’s headquarters three years ago.
French media say an appeal court has overturned last year’s decision by a lower court to dismiss the charges against the officers, whose names have not been released.
The woman’s French lawyer, Sophie Obadia, told the Agence France-Presse newswire that the appeal court ruling has restored her client’s dignity.
Published reports at the time of the alleged incident described the woman as the daughter of a Canadian police officer.
It was reported that she alleged meeting with the officers, who were part of an anti-gang squad, at an Irish pub and then going with them to the unit’s headquarters, where the alleged sex assault took place.
An investigation was launched after the woman reported being raped. The officers have denied the allegations, with French media reporting they argued any sexual contact they may have had with her was consensual.
Paris cops accused of raping Canadian woman will face trial | World | News | Tor

Ex-cop whose daughter died in patrol car indicted on second-degree-murder charge
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 01:58 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 02:07 PM EDT
LONG BEACH, Miss. — A former Mississippi police officer whose daughter died in a hot car has been indicted on a second-degree-murder charge.
News outlets report former Long Beach officer Cassie Barker was served with the indictment Thursday. Second-degree murder is punishable by 20 to 40 years in prison.
Investigators said Barker left 3-year-old Cheyenne Hyer unattended in a patrol car for more than four hours while she was in another officer’s home. The car’s air conditioner was on but wasn’t blowing cold air.
Cheyenne died Sept. 30, 2016, after being found unresponsive in the car. Barker was fired days later.
Barker’s attorney, George Blair, said Friday that the public has “only seen one set of facts,” and his client looks forward to her day in court.
Barker originally was charged with manslaughter.
Ex-cop whose daughter died in patrol car indicted on second-degree-murder charge
 

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White ex-cop charged with killing daughter's boyfriend wants case dismissed for unusual reason
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 12:24 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 12:40 PM EDT
TULSA, Okla. — A hearing for a white former police officer who faces a fourth murder trial in Oklahoma in the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend has been postponed.
Attorneys say the hearing on former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler’s request to dismiss the case won’t take place Friday as scheduled because the judge is ill.
Kepler’s attorneys are trying to have the case dismissed on several grounds in the months since a mistrial was declared in his third trial.
One motion says Kepler is a member of an American Indian tribe and can’t be tried by state prosecutors. Another claims repeated trials violate Kepler’s right to due process.
Kepler is charged in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake while he was off-duty.
A new hearing date hasn’t been scheduled.
White ex-cop charged with killing daughter's boyfriend wants case dismissed for

Paris cops accused of raping Canadian woman will face trial
THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 01:45 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 01:49 PM EDT
Media reports say two Paris police officers will face trial on allegations that they gang-raped a Canadian woman inside the force’s headquarters three years ago.
French media say an appeal court has overturned last year’s decision by a lower court to dismiss the charges against the officers, whose names have not been released.
The woman’s French lawyer, Sophie Obadia, told the Agence France-Presse newswire that the appeal court ruling has restored her client’s dignity.
Published reports at the time of the alleged incident described the woman as the daughter of a Canadian police officer.
It was reported that she alleged meeting with the officers, who were part of an anti-gang squad, at an Irish pub and then going with them to the unit’s headquarters, where the alleged sex assault took place.
An investigation was launched after the woman reported being raped. The officers have denied the allegations, with French media reporting they argued any sexual contact they may have had with her was consensual.
Paris cops accused of raping Canadian woman will face trial | World | News | Tor

Ex-cop whose daughter died in patrol car indicted on second-degree-murder charge
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 01:58 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017 02:07 PM EDT
LONG BEACH, Miss. — A former Mississippi police officer whose daughter died in a hot car has been indicted on a second-degree-murder charge.
News outlets report former Long Beach officer Cassie Barker was served with the indictment Thursday. Second-degree murder is punishable by 20 to 40 years in prison.
Investigators said Barker left 3-year-old Cheyenne Hyer unattended in a patrol car for more than four hours while she was in another officer’s home. The car’s air conditioner was on but wasn’t blowing cold air.
Cheyenne died Sept. 30, 2016, after being found unresponsive in the car. Barker was fired days later.
Barker’s attorney, George Blair, said Friday that the public has “only seen one set of facts,” and his client looks forward to her day in court.
Barker originally was charged with manslaughter.
Ex-cop whose daughter died in patrol car indicted on second-degree-murder charge

Here is a fun question: since such a large portion of the general population has degenerated into drug addled madness- and cops are all selected from the general population- and since LIE- berals have so systematically sucked up to civil servants- including cops- please tell me WHY you would expect all cops at all times to behave in an exemplary way?

Did anybody see the news report a while back where scientists have discovered anti depressant chemicals present in the brains of St. Clair River fish? There REALLY IS something in the water! And it has affected LIE-berals way more than Conservatives!

And here is a nice example of the civil service work ethic that LIE-berals are seeking to promote:


Here is a nice story out of Spain which illustrates nicely why civil service Working family Hogs must not be allowed too much freedom! I include some comments of my own in brackets).

Spanish council failed to notice civil servant's six-year absence from work. Joaquín García, who was still collecting his annual €37,000 salary, was only rumbled when he was considered for an award for performing 20 years of loyal service!

(Reward for loyal service? This is on a par with Toronto Silly Hall giving Black Lives Matter reverse racists rewards for their “community building efforts”!)

By James Badcock in Madrid. 3:56PM GMT 12 Feb 2016. Telegraph News.

A Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for six years was only discovered when he was considered for an award for loyal service.

Former public employee Joaquín García, who was still collecting his annual €37,000 (€31,000) salary, was on Friday ordered by Cádiz city hall to pay €27,000 in compensation.

He had been sent by the city council to oversee the building of a waste-water treatment plant in the southwestern city but records show that Mr García had not turned up for work since 2004.

Mr García responded by filing his own complaint with city hall demanding that councillor José Blas Fernández, in charge of personnel at the time, be disciplined for negligence for failing to notice his absence.

(I say: Hey-the Hog ACTUALLY has a point! A superior cannot be everywhere every day but surely once in a while one might notice a total lack of employee presence and make inquiries? And one has to assume there would be a notable absence of reports, progress reports and such from that employee and that might provide additional clues something was wrong!)

Mr García argued that if it is true that he was absent during all of that time, “it was up to Mr Fernández to make sure that this did not happen”.

(Gee, do we arrest cops for failing to prevent imbeciles from causing car crashes? So why blame the supervisor? Except that Hogs are so entitled they do not believe they can do any wrong? The truly frightening thing is that this is the world that LIE-berals will build for us if they keep sucking up to OUR Cdn Hogs! )

Mr Fernández took legal action against Mr García in 2010 after seeing his name on a list of employees due to receive awards for long service. Recalling that he had been sent to a post at Cádiz Water under an agreement between the council and the public utility in 1998, Mr Fernández visited the waterworks to find that Mr García’s colleagues had no idea where he was.

“They assumed he had been sent back to city hall,” Mr Fernández said. An investigation revealed that the phantom civil servant had not clocked in to work for six years from 2004.

Mr García claimed that he had occasionally visited his office but that there was nothing for him to do. He said he was the victim of workplace bullying due to disagreements between the council and the water company.

The now-retired civil servant has asked the current mayor of Cádiz, José María González of the Left-wing Podemos party, to be excused having to pay the damages equivalent to one year’s salary.

The median salary in Spain is just over €19,000, while unemployment in Cádiz is above the national average at 34 per cent.

thetelegraphnews

(And lest we Cdns get too smug re the behaviour of OUR Hogs let me repeat a column that appeared in the Toronto Sun a few years back!

(Toronto District School Board FINALLY got around to FIRING one of its employees for spending 3- 4 DAYS EVERY WEEK taking lessons in a judo school instead of working.)

(The job of the employee was to travel around to TDSB schools to check and adjust the thermostats controlling the heating systems at each school each day. But instead the dork was taking judo lessons and eventually got caught after his company van was repeatedly spotted parked at the Judo school by a disgusted citizen.)

(This sounds like something out of that Red Green comedy skit-but instead of golf luring the Hog, it was judo! So the Hog was warned and he walked the straight and narrow for a few months and then fell off the wagon and into judo school yet again! And was reported yet again. And was finally FIRED!)

(But there is a larger question here: WHY do we need a person to check the school thermostats?)

( The thermostats in our homes are automatic and don’t require daily adjustment so why do those in schools? We pay school principles excellent money to care for our kids-are principles too dull witted to notice if the heating system fails and icicles are forming on the frozen noses of our kids?)

(Or is it something more sinister? Are school heating plants and operating equipment so antiquated and unreliable that it takes a master mechanic to adjust them?)

(Something is rotten here and it ISN’T just the work ethic of civil service Hogs!)
 

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Here is a fun question: since such a large portion of the general population has degenerated into drug addled madness- and cops are all selected from the general population- and since LIE- berals have so systematically sucked up to civil servants- including cops- please tell me WHY you would expect all cops at all times to behave in an exemplary way?

Did anybody see the news report a while back where scientists have discovered anti depressant chemicals present in the brains of St. Clair River fish? There REALLY IS something in the water! And it has affected LIE-berals way more than Conservatives!

Somebody ought to explain to LIE-berals that if you put enough obstacles in front of cops just doing their job- then you will end up with this crap:

And here is a nice example of the civil service work ethic that LIE-berals are seeking to promote:


Here is a nice story out of Spain which illustrates nicely why civil service Working family Hogs must not be allowed too much freedom! I include some comments of my own in brackets).

Spanish council failed to notice civil servant's six-year absence from work. Joaquín García, who was still collecting his annual €37,000 salary, was only rumbled when he was considered for an award for performing 20 years of loyal service!

(Reward for loyal service? This is on a par with Toronto Silly Hall giving Black Lives Matter reverse racists rewards for their “community building efforts”!)

By James Badcock in Madrid. 3:56PM GMT 12 Feb 2016. Telegraph News.

A Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for six years was only discovered when he was considered for an award for loyal service.

Former public employee Joaquín García, who was still collecting his annual €37,000 (€31,000) salary, was on Friday ordered by Cádiz city hall to pay €27,000 in compensation.

He had been sent by the city council to oversee the building of a waste-water treatment plant in the southwestern city but records show that Mr García had not turned up for work since 2004.

Mr García responded by filing his own complaint with city hall demanding that councillor José Blas Fernández, in charge of personnel at the time, be disciplined for negligence for failing to notice his absence.

(I say: Hey-the Hog ACTUALLY has a point! A superior cannot be everywhere every day but surely once in a while one might notice a total lack of employee presence and make inquiries? And one has to assume there would be a notable absence of reports, progress reports and such from that employee and that might provide additional clues something was wrong!)

Mr García argued that if it is true that he was absent during all of that time, “it was up to Mr Fernández to make sure that this did not happen”.

(Gee, do we arrest cops for failing to prevent imbeciles from causing car crashes? So why blame the supervisor? Except that Hogs are so entitled they do not believe they can do any wrong? The truly frightening thing is that this is the world that LIE-berals will build for us if they keep sucking up to OUR Cdn Hogs! )

Mr Fernández took legal action against Mr García in 2010 after seeing his name on a list of employees due to receive awards for long service. Recalling that he had been sent to a post at Cádiz Water under an agreement between the council and the public utility in 1998, Mr Fernández visited the waterworks to find that Mr García’s colleagues had no idea where he was.

“They assumed he had been sent back to city hall,” Mr Fernández said. An investigation revealed that the phantom civil servant had not clocked in to work for six years from 2004.

Mr García claimed that he had occasionally visited his office but that there was nothing for him to do. He said he was the victim of workplace bullying due to disagreements between the council and the water company.

The now-retired civil servant has asked the current mayor of Cádiz, José María González of the Left-wing Podemos party, to be excused having to pay the damages equivalent to one year’s salary.

The median salary in Spain is just over €19,000, while unemployment in Cádiz is above the national average at 34 per cent.

thetelegraphnews

(And lest we Cdns get too smug re the behaviour of OUR Hogs let me repeat a column that appeared in the Toronto Sun a few years back!

(Toronto District School Board FINALLY got around to FIRING one of its employees for spending 3- 4 DAYS EVERY WEEK taking lessons in a judo school instead of working.)

(The job of the employee was to travel around to TDSB schools to check and adjust the thermostats controlling the heating systems at each school each day. But instead the dork was taking judo lessons and eventually got caught after his company van was repeatedly spotted parked at the Judo school by a disgusted citizen.)

(This sounds like something out of that Red Green comedy skit-but instead of golf luring the Hog, it was judo! So the Hog was warned and he walked the straight and narrow for a few months and then fell off the wagon and into judo school yet again! And was reported yet again. And was finally FIRED!)

(But there is a larger question here: WHY do we need a person to check the school thermostats?)

( The thermostats in our homes are automatic and don’t require daily adjustment so why do those in schools? We pay school principles excellent money to care for our kids-are principles too dull witted to notice if the heating system fails and icicles are forming on the frozen noses of our kids?)

(Or is it something more sinister? Are school heating plants and operating equipment so antiquated and unreliable that it takes a master mechanic to adjust them?)

(Something is rotten here and it ISN’T just the work ethic of civil service Hogs!)


Italian policeman who clocked in for work in his underwear is sacked
Alberto Muraglia became unwitting symbol of Italy's problem with absenteeism

By Nick Squires, Rome. 12:29PM GMT 25 Jan 2016. Telegraph News.

A policeman who became an unwitting symbol of Italy's ingrained problem with absenteeism has finally been sacked, four months after he was covertly filmed clocking on for work in his underpants and then heading back to bed.

Alberto Muraglia was able to punch his time card wearing only a pair of Y-fronts and a saggy T-shirt because he lived in a flat above his office, in a council building in the Italian Riviera town of San Remo.

The grainy black-and-white image of the portly municipal policeman clocking on has become a symbol of Italy’s struggle with the thousands of “fannulloni” or slackers in its public administration. On occasion Mr Muraglia could not even rouse himself from his bed and instead sent his wife or young daughter to stamp his card on his behalf.

After being exposed by a covert police investigation in October, along with dozens of other council employees who clocked on then headed to the shops or the beach, Mr Muraglia has been sacked by the town council. But he has vowed to appeal the decision, even enlisting royalty in his fight to be reinstated.

For 20 years he says, he worked as a summer deckhand-cum-cook on a yacht for Albert II, who was King of the Belgians until he abdicated for health reasons in 2013 in favour of his son, Philippe.

"I’ll admit, I was a bit sloppy. I made a mistake, but I swear I was on duty nonetheless" stated Alberto Muraglia

The former king has emailed him to ask him about the furore. “He said that he would continue to have faith in me,” said Mr Muraglia.

“My apartment, where I live with my family, is in the same building as my office and the timecard machine. “When I punched my time card in my underwear I had no idea that I would expose myself and the council to such a bad image.”

(I say its OBVIOUS that this guy SKIPPED the I.Q. portion of the police exam!)

He claimed that he was being made a scapegoat for the dozens of other council employees who had, for years, also bunked off work. More than 40 are being investigated for skiving (apparently `skiving` is Euro-slang for goofing off when you should be working) and half a dozen have been sacked.

“I will pay for this, but it should not just be me. My attire was not suitable, I admit. But I didn’t mean to do anything bad. I was the security officer for the building and that’s where I live.” He said he had enlisted lawyers and was determined to get his job back.

(Yeah-its his ATTIRE that is the main trouble here!)

Just because he turned up to work in his underwear did not mean that he could not do his job, said his lawyer. “One time, dressed in his underpants, he managed to foil a robbery – he ran out into the street, pistol in hand, and arrested the crook,” said his lawyer Alessandro Moroni.

His dismissal may have taken months, but it counts as an exception – in most cases, public officials accused of wrongdoing do not lose their jobs.

Last year, nearly 7,000 council employees were investigated for disciplinary matters but only 227 lost their jobs.

The centre-Left government of Matteo Renzi is trying to reform Italy’s outdated labour laws and make it easier for employees, in the private sector at least, to hire and fire lazy staff. “People who show up, stamp their cards and then skive off need to be punished,” Mr Renzi said earlier this month.

(Yeah-that’s clever! It’s the Hogs that ALWAYS get the big money and the govt is going to solve its fiscal troubles by attacking the private sector that has the least power and least money INSTEAD of going after the BIGGEST PIGS FIRST!)

“We’ve seen crazy stuff, like the person in San Remo who clocked on in his underpants. They are destroying the credibility of the great majority of public officials who work hard.”

(I feel obligated to point out that simply showing up on time does NOT constitute HARD WORK-especially when employee Hogs who did show up then spend the rest of the day LOAFING the shade, plotting ways of gaining new entitlements!)

Marianna Madia, the public administration minister, said: “We want to assert that whoever defrauds the public administration must be suspended within 48 hours and the procedure by which they are dismissed should be speeded up.”

(I say: OH GREAT-they want to suspend these clowns-on FULL PAY NATURALLY-while city and Union Hogs spend YEARS wrangling about what to do with the Hog! And of course some NEW HOG will have to be hired to replace the suspended one! Gee....there is a REAL COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION! I don’t know what that sort of legal wrangling costs in Italy but we in Toronto DO KNOW-thanks to a Toronto Sun column of a decade back that in Toronto it costs THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY to argue this stuff-and that is without adding ten years worth of inflation to the bill! AND it typically takes a year or more to wind up such a union matter!)

(I am thinking there might a logical and REAL EASY to understand reason why Italy is BROKE?)

From: thetelegraphnews
 

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Vilified cop apologizes for inappropriate comment
By Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun
First posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 03:52 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, October 01, 2017 04:09 PM EDT
Tarred as a homophobe and vilified as a misogynist, Durham Regional Police Sgt. Tom Andrews is nervous as he sits down in the coffee shop.
“You’ve got to understand, the only reason I’m speaking to you is that I want to sincerely apologize and I want to be given the opportunity to apologize,” says Andrews, 53. “I feel awful about this. I just want to apologize and get back to work.”
The father of two is at the centre of a firestorm he believes has gotten out of hand. He’s charged under the Police Act with discreditable conduct over a crude comment he made in his office while chatting with two recruits and a couple of officers in April.
According to Andrews, he was talking about the honour of the profession they’d chosen but also warning about the pitfalls. On Monday, he told them, you can save a child from a burning building, on Tuesday find Jimmy Hoffa’s body, on Wednesday resurrect Mother Teresa, but it will be all for naught if on Thursday, you make a mistake and are caught on a cellphone video.
“I stressed the ‘hero to zero.’ And then I made a mistake. I prefaced it by saying there’s an old Wilt Chamberlain joke and then I said the words.”
The “words” are what have now seen him benched, tarred and feathered: “You can sleep with a thousand women and you’re a king. But you fellate one man and you are a c---s----- for life.”
Andrews hangs his head. “It was a terrible example,” he concedes. “I didn’t mean to offend. I’m not a homophobe. I’m not a misogynist. Nor am I an ogre. I meant no harm and I feel awful.”
Especially because the offensive comment would have hurt three of the most important people in his life: his older sister and mentor, who is gay and was at the vanguard of the equal rights movement in the 1980s; and his two daughters adopted from China.
A week later, and Andrews was walking his dog when he got the shocking call from a senior officer informing him a “third party” had complained about his remarks. An investigation was underway.
He was horrified. “As soon as I found out there were concerns, I immediately wanted to apologize,” Andrews recalls. “Who can I apologize to? I’ll take my lumps.”
Instead, he’s been given a desk job while he’s brought up on charges under the Police Act. His tribunal could be months or years away. “Now it’s that dirty seven-letter word called ‘process,’” he says. “Things blossom and take on a life of their own.”
PFLAG Durham, an LGBTQ support and service group, has issued an open letter slamming Andrews for his “homophobic comments” as well as criticizing the police association for supporting him. In turn, the Durham police union has distanced themselves, saying their “support” referred to providing him legal assistance, as required.
Andrews is clearly upset when told of the PFLAG statement.
“I didn’t know that,” he says softly. “I’ll be writing a letter to PFLAG. I want to go see PFLAG. What can I do to repair the damage? If I offended PFLAG, I want to repair that damage immediately.”
He’s also apologized to a gay officer who was in his office during his offensive remark. “He’s a friend and he’s still a friend.”
But it’s not enough. There’s blood in the water and the sharks are circling.
“I get it,” Andrews says. “An organization has to maintain a respectful workplace, of course, and I do get the need for discipline and the need to make an example. I get that. But when my children commit a perceived indiscretion, I make sure I leave the sledgehammer in the garage.”
But here, he feels the sledgehammer has come out swinging.
“We’re living in a world where if someone makes a perceived inappropriate comment in a private or informal setting and it gets into the public domain, everybody chimes in and the next thing you know, we’re looking at pitch forks and torches.
“From my perspective, we have to ease up. It’s a ‘gotcha’ society and it’s costly and harmful and counterproductive.”
He sighs once again.
“I want to get back on the ice. We need boots on the ground.”
Read Mandel Wednesday through Saturday.
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Ex cop will face 4th trial in murder of daughter's black boyfriend
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 01:42 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, October 02, 2017 04:44 PM EDT
TULSA, Okla. — An Oklahoma judge Monday ruled that a white former police officer will face a fourth murder trial in the 2014 killing of his daughter’s black boyfriend.
Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes overruled motions filed by attorneys for former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler to dismiss the case.
Defence attorneys argued to have the case thrown out of court on several grounds in the months since Kepler’s third mistrial was declared.
One motion said Kepler is a member of an American Indian tribe and can’t be tried by state prosecutors. Another claimed repeated trials violated Kepler’s right to due process.
Kepler, 57, is charged in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. The shooting occurred while Kepler was off-duty. His trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 9.
Holmes has presided over all of Kepler’s previous trials. In Kepler’s most recent trial, held in July, jurors deadlocked 6-6 after almost three hours of deliberations.
Kepler doesn’t deny shooting Lake, but he told investigators that he acted in self-defence because he thought Lake was armed. Police found no weapon on Lake or at the scene.
Kepler, who retired from the police force after he was charged, was a 24-year police veteran who has said he was trying to protect his 18-year-old daughter, who had run away from home and was living in a crime-ridden neighbourhood.
Defence attorney Richard O’Carroll said Lisa Kepler had been in and out of a homeless shelter after her father prohibited her from bringing men into his house.
O’Carroll has said it would be inappropriate to bring Kepler to trial a fourth time.
“The state’s theory does not make sense,” O’Carroll said following Kepler’s third mistrial. “At some stage, I think the state has to re re-evaluate their evidence. They threw the kitchen sink at Mr. Kepler. They got everything that they asked for.”
Juries in Kepler’s first two trials, in November and February, deadlocked 11-1 and 10-2 in favour of guilt before Holmes declared mistrials after up to 12 hours of deliberations in each case.
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Ex cop will face 4th trial in murder of daughter's black boyfriend
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 01:42 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, October 02, 2017 04:44 PM EDT
TULSA, Okla. — An Oklahoma judge Monday ruled that a white former police officer will face a fourth murder trial in the 2014 killing of his daughter’s black boyfriend.
Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes overruled motions filed by attorneys for former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler to dismiss the case.
Defence attorneys argued to have the case thrown out of court on several grounds in the months since Kepler’s third mistrial was declared.
One motion said Kepler is a member of an American Indian tribe and can’t be tried by state prosecutors. Another claimed repeated trials violated Kepler’s right to due process.
Kepler, 57, is charged in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. The shooting occurred while Kepler was off-duty. His trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 9.
Holmes has presided over all of Kepler’s previous trials. In Kepler’s most recent trial, held in July, jurors deadlocked 6-6 after almost three hours of deliberations.
Kepler doesn’t deny shooting Lake, but he told investigators that he acted in self-defence because he thought Lake was armed. Police found no weapon on Lake or at the scene.
Kepler, who retired from the police force after he was charged, was a 24-year police veteran who has said he was trying to protect his 18-year-old daughter, who had run away from home and was living in a crime-ridden neighbourhood.
Defence attorney Richard O’Carroll said Lisa Kepler had been in and out of a homeless shelter after her father prohibited her from bringing men into his house.
O’Carroll has said it would be inappropriate to bring Kepler to trial a fourth time.
“The state’s theory does not make sense,” O’Carroll said following Kepler’s third mistrial. “At some stage, I think the state has to re re-evaluate their evidence. They threw the kitchen sink at Mr. Kepler. They got everything that they asked for.”
Juries in Kepler’s first two trials, in November and February, deadlocked 11-1 and 10-2 in favour of guilt before Holmes declared mistrials after up to 12 hours of deliberations in each case.
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Here is a fun question: how come LIE-berals NEVER vilify Muslims? LIE-berals ONLY go after cops!

An Imam in Calgary can stand up in font of a crowd and explain the circumstances under which it is permitted to KILL a gay person- "to prevent them from sinning again" but LIE-berals will throw out the welcome mat for all manner of rabid radical Muslim dogs!

LIE-beral hypocrisy is very much on display!
 

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Arrested NRP officer was charged with assault previously
By Bill Sawchuk, St. Catharines Standard
First posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 07:35 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:03 AM EDT
Niagara Regional Police Const. Matthew Belzil is suspended after being arrested Friday on eight counts of assault-related charges but he will collect his paycheque nonetheless.
The Police Services Act, which sets out the rules for policing in Ontario, mandates the NRP continue paying Belzil.
Belzil, 37, was arrested Friday at 4:45 p.m. He is charged with three counts of assault, two counts of uttering threats, two counts of mischief and one count of sexual assault. The alleged crimes occurred while he was off-duty.
None of the charges against Belzil have been proven in court.
There is no provision in the Police Services Act — legislation that sets out rules for policing in Ontario — to suspend Belzil’s pay.
By the time the current collective bargaining agreement wraps up, a first-class NRP constable, the highest rank of constable in the service, will earn $100,311 annually.
Friday’s arrest was the second time in the past four years that Belzil, an 11-year veteran, has been taken into custody for an assault that occurred when he was off-duty.
In 2013, Belzil was charged with two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats.
He was acquitted of those charges almost three years after he was arrested.
But the judge in 2015, Justice Robert Gee, didn’t want Belzil to feel vindicated by his verdict.
“Your acquittal was not brought about in any way by how you acted at the time, or the manner in which you conducted your defence at trial; your acquittal came about in spite of those factors,” Gee said.
“Agree or disagree, love it or hate it, therein lies the beauty of the criminal justice system in this country. Before we are willing to bring the authority of the state in the form of criminal sanctions to bear upon someone, we must be satisfied their guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt, which is an exacting standard.
“It is such that a person, who has behaved and acted as you have, and who is most likely guilty, is nonetheless entitled to the benefit of any doubt. The charge is hereby dismissed.”
Gee also commented on the length of the trial, which took almost 10 months, placing the blame squarely on Belzil and his lawyers.
The judge said the allegations were not overly complicated and there were no complicated charter applications.
“Much of the time this trial took was a result of an all-out, multi-pronged personal attack by the defence on the complainant, couched in terms of an attack on her credibility,” Gee said.
Gee said Belzil’s lawyers made requests for records before the incident of officers not involved in the investigation and they appeared to have “negligible relevance.”
“As well, considerable time was spent by the defence arguing about their right to call, question and have access to the notes of another officer of the Niagara Regional Police Service, again one not involved in the investigation, to prove he and the complainant were involved in an intimate relationship at the time.”
Insp. Mike Woods of the NRP’s professional standard’s unit said he is prevented from commenting specifically on Belzil’s status and work history by employee confidentiality and privacy legislation.
He did, however, explain the process when an officer is charged with a criminal offence.
The chief of police initially decides if the professional standards unit should investigate further.
“Upon completion, a determination is made on whether the officer will remain out of the workplace on suspension, or return on modified duties — which may include limited contact with members of the public — or return to regular duties,” Woods said.
If there is a guilty verdict in a criminal court, the professional standards unit then determines if additional internal discipline is necessary. That punishment can include loss of rank, loss of pay and, in some cases, dismissal from the service.
Cliff Priest, president of Niagara Region Police Association, the union that represents Niagara’s frontline officers, said he had no comment Monday.
“The charges are in regard to off-duty conduct, and, as such, the association is not involved,” he said.
Ontario’s police chiefs have called for revisions to the Police Services Act so they can suspend the pay of officers facing serious criminal charges. It is a tool available to chiefs everywhere in Canada except Ontario.
Joe Couto, director of communications for Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, said the government is revamping legislation for the first time in about 25 years.
“My understanding is the government is fairly close to introducing legislation that will have some provisions for suspension without pay,” said Couto.
“They are still fine-tuning it, but we are cautiously confident they are going to introduce something soon. The trick will be can they pass it before they head off to their election campaigns next fall.”
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Arrested NRP officer was charged with assault previously
By Bill Sawchuk, St. Catharines Standard
First posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 07:35 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:03 AM EDT
Niagara Regional Police Const. Matthew Belzil is suspended after being arrested Friday on eight counts of assault-related charges but he will collect his paycheque nonetheless.
The Police Services Act, which sets out the rules for policing in Ontario, mandates the NRP continue paying Belzil.
Belzil, 37, was arrested Friday at 4:45 p.m. He is charged with three counts of assault, two counts of uttering threats, two counts of mischief and one count of sexual assault. The alleged crimes occurred while he was off-duty.
None of the charges against Belzil have been proven in court.
There is no provision in the Police Services Act — legislation that sets out rules for policing in Ontario — to suspend Belzil’s pay.
By the time the current collective bargaining agreement wraps up, a first-class NRP constable, the highest rank of constable in the service, will earn $100,311 annually.
Friday’s arrest was the second time in the past four years that Belzil, an 11-year veteran, has been taken into custody for an assault that occurred when he was off-duty.
In 2013, Belzil was charged with two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats.
He was acquitted of those charges almost three years after he was arrested.
But the judge in 2015, Justice Robert Gee, didn’t want Belzil to feel vindicated by his verdict.
“Your acquittal was not brought about in any way by how you acted at the time, or the manner in which you conducted your defence at trial; your acquittal came about in spite of those factors,” Gee said.
“Agree or disagree, love it or hate it, therein lies the beauty of the criminal justice system in this country. Before we are willing to bring the authority of the state in the form of criminal sanctions to bear upon someone, we must be satisfied their guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt, which is an exacting standard.
“It is such that a person, who has behaved and acted as you have, and who is most likely guilty, is nonetheless entitled to the benefit of any doubt. The charge is hereby dismissed.”
Gee also commented on the length of the trial, which took almost 10 months, placing the blame squarely on Belzil and his lawyers.
The judge said the allegations were not overly complicated and there were no complicated charter applications.
“Much of the time this trial took was a result of an all-out, multi-pronged personal attack by the defence on the complainant, couched in terms of an attack on her credibility,” Gee said.
Gee said Belzil’s lawyers made requests for records before the incident of officers not involved in the investigation and they appeared to have “negligible relevance.”
“As well, considerable time was spent by the defence arguing about their right to call, question and have access to the notes of another officer of the Niagara Regional Police Service, again one not involved in the investigation, to prove he and the complainant were involved in an intimate relationship at the time.”
Insp. Mike Woods of the NRP’s professional standard’s unit said he is prevented from commenting specifically on Belzil’s status and work history by employee confidentiality and privacy legislation.
He did, however, explain the process when an officer is charged with a criminal offence.
The chief of police initially decides if the professional standards unit should investigate further.
“Upon completion, a determination is made on whether the officer will remain out of the workplace on suspension, or return on modified duties — which may include limited contact with members of the public — or return to regular duties,” Woods said.
If there is a guilty verdict in a criminal court, the professional standards unit then determines if additional internal discipline is necessary. That punishment can include loss of rank, loss of pay and, in some cases, dismissal from the service.
Cliff Priest, president of Niagara Region Police Association, the union that represents Niagara’s frontline officers, said he had no comment Monday.
“The charges are in regard to off-duty conduct, and, as such, the association is not involved,” he said.
Ontario’s police chiefs have called for revisions to the Police Services Act so they can suspend the pay of officers facing serious criminal charges. It is a tool available to chiefs everywhere in Canada except Ontario.
Joe Couto, director of communications for Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, said the government is revamping legislation for the first time in about 25 years.
“My understanding is the government is fairly close to introducing legislation that will have some provisions for suspension without pay,” said Couto.
“They are still fine-tuning it, but we are cautiously confident they are going to introduce something soon. The trick will be can they pass it before they head off to their election campaigns next fall.”
bsawchuk@postmedia.com
twitter.com/Bill_Standard
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Oh yes- by all means- lets race to judgement based on a partial report from LIE-beral loving and cop hating Cdn news media! There is simply NO NEED to hear all the evidence is there? Not for any LIE-beral anyway since there are way too many ethnic votes to be won or lost based on how cops are treated!

Consider:


Here is an article illustrating the bigoted and biased attitudes of cop haters, supported by LIE-beral hug a thug judges and the misguided efforts of feminists. With some comments of my own in brackets):

Toonto police sergeant testifies, defending pair of sex assault charges

By Michele Mandel, Toronto Sun. First posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 07:14 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, May 05, 2017 06:19 AM EDT

TORONTO - He’s a veritable knight in shining armour - offering lifts to damsels in distress. And for his chivalry, Toronto Police Sgt. Christopher Heard finds himself charged with two counts of sexual assault. Or so his story goes.

In a clear, confident tone, Heard testified in his own defense late Thursday, insisting he was just helping two women home who’d obviously had too much to drink in the Entertainment District when he offered them rides in his white police SUV six weeks apart in the fall of 2015.

(Used to be it was illegal to be drunk in public but oh well.....its modern times! Although 3 people in Bowmanville were arrested for public intoxication a couple years back. They were waiting for a taxi on King St. And the cop who spotted them decided they were having trouble avoiding falling out into late night traffic as they waited for their ride- gave them tickets for being drunk and disorderly- basically for being a stupid drunken nuisance- case later dismissed because we are now free to fall down and hurt ourselves or block traffic or entertain the locals with colourful displays of projectile vomiting.)

The father of three vehemently denied allegations that he had something more nefarious in mind and that their police chauffeur placed his hand on their inner thigh during those lifts.

(Oh my-DID he place his hand on their thigh? The horror! And yes, I have no doubt he DID have something on his mind but to suggest that a touch on the thigh should be dealt with as a case of rape/sexual assault is absurd and only to be contemplated by dorks who`s hatred of cops is so huge it displaces space in the brain that would be better used for LOGIC!)

The 27-year police veteran has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault before Justice Russ Otter. He’s currently suspended with pay and also faces police act charges.

(In an earlier life I drove a taxi and I can say with confidence that a good many of the taxi company customers in the after midnight time frame are hookers, pimps, drug dealers, professional alcoholics and the like and the Sergeant may possibly have been soliciting a little business from the `ladies`? I suggest there are NO saints in this legal picture!)

“Did you touch her inappropriately?” defence lawyer Gary Clewley asked Heard about claims by the first complainant.

“Absolutely not,” the sergeant said.

And what of the second woman - “Did you touch her inappropriately?”

“Not once,” he insisted.

(He said and she said and NO proof either way and thus a waste of court time! And on the same day. Ottawa news media announced that a guy accused of first degree murder has just bee RELEASED with charges dropped because our legal system is too BUSY to deal with him in a fair amount of time! And in the same news show it was announced that SIX other accused murderers have been released, with charges dropped, for the same reason! But then well over 80 percent of ALL court cases are plea bargained- with major crime becoming minor crime and minor crime being dismissed and forgotten. LIE-berals have no problem with offering mild rebukes for major crime!)

In the first case, S., 27, was at Wayne Gretzky’s and then Mascot Brewery with a girlfriend on Sept. 23, 2015. They left after midnight and S. planned to walk her bike home because she’d been drinking. Heard stopped and offered her a lift, she said, which she declined at first and then accepted. After all, he was a police officer.

Almost immediately, she testified, Heard called her “beautiful” and put his hand on her inner thigh. Later, while doing a computer check, she says he tried again.

(Oh-and what is he checking on his computer? Looking for prior records for prostitution or drug related matters?)

Not surprisingly, Heard tells a different tale.

He noticed S. at the corner of Wellington and Blue Jays Way having trouble with her bike. When he drove over to talk to her, “I could tell she’d been drinking quite a bit,” Heard testified. “I told her you really shouldn’t be riding your bike, you’ve had too much to drink.”

If he could fit her bike in his SUV, he said, he’d drive her home. And so he did.

On the way, he said, she told him she was under a peace bond because of a domestic dispute with her boyfriend and asked if he could check when it expired. He stopped to run her name on the computer and told her she had four more weeks.

According to Heard, she began ranting that she should never have been charged and said: “Like my dad says, You guys are all lying, cheating bastards.”

(So at this point she is drunk, belligerent and has a legally recorded history of violence? A cynic would say she has LITTLE credibility as a witness? This is not to say its open season for man-handling women- simply that SOME common sense and legal logic ought to apply to wasting court time on unproven garbage!)

He couldn’t drive her home fast enough, he said.

“She certainly wasn’t happy with police,” Heard recalled. “I got out of the car, removed her bike, I said ‘One last thing: let your dad know that tonight the police looked after you.’”

That same day, S. went to 52 Division and made a complaint. Following an investigation, the province’s Special Investigations Unit charged Heard in March 2016 with one count of sexual assault.

M. was reading the story on Facebook when she recognized Heard’s photo and came forward with a similar allegation. She told the court he was the officer who offered her a lift home about 12:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 2015 outside the Underground Garage bar on King St.

(This is an example of LIE-beral type logic- if enough people- of the sort LIE-berals want to kiss up to- say a thing is so then LIE-berals assume it must be so and total lack of proof be damned. With the added bonus that `M` may simply be a paid shill hoping for financial reward by jumping on the “hate cops, so lets sue and get govt cash” band wagon!)

From across the street, Heard said he could tell she’d been drinking and stopped to ask if she needed a taxi. “I had some concerns,” he said. When told she didn’t have cash for a cab, he offered her a ride.

The 25-year-old testified she was “buzzed,” but clearly recalled Heard touching her thigh when they arrived at her building. Asked why she texted him the following morning to thank him for the ride - Heard said he gave her his number so she’d let him know she got inside safely - she replied, “To make sure that we left on good terms.”

She didn’t want him to think they would end up here - in court.

(Gee isn’t that thoughtful-trying to avoid court? But again- how credible is this witness who was so little concerned that she ignored the `assault` until somebody else made a complaint and she chose to jump on the band wagon?)

Clewley suggested there was no assault.

“I’m suggesting you’re incorrect,” she retorted.

Heard may be a gallant knight unfairly accused - but he has yet to explain why his in-car camera system wasn’t activated as required during either ride.

His testimony continues Friday.

(As I have mentioned, I have no doubt that Heard may have been soliciting a little action from the `ladies` but to suggest that an assault took place is absurd! The 2 ladies no doubt get their thighs and some other parts handled frequently while getting drunk in a bar and then staggering around the city!)

(If Heard was a private citizen and some drunken sot whined that he had touched her thigh it would be dismissed- nothing but he said and she said with the woman damaging her case by being drunk. So WHY are we proceeding with THIS case as if Heard had confronted these women with a bloody knife? The REAL CASE here is why he is driving any of them home? Is this now a standard police procedure that is offered to drunken barflies?)

(To openly harass Heard with a sexual assault charge that can never be proven is a deliberate slap in the face to ALL cops-but that Seems to be the LIE-beral intention! The REAL CASE here is the one LIE-berals IGNORE- why was the in car camera shut off when Heard was in the presence of drunken females? And there is the further question of Heard running a taxi service for barflies using his police cruiser on `company` time! Does he not have REAL criminals to chase or something?)

(By charging Heard with sexual assault, LIE-berals are sucking up to radical feminists and Black Lives Matter loons and radical feminists- at the expense of cops and the regular public who want their courts and city run in a logical way and don’t want a bunch of radical loons to take over. Though that ship seems to have sailed!)

(And the biggest insult of all? That LIE-berals and their supporters are prepared to be much harder on a cop than on a REAL criminal. LIE-beral appointed hug a thug judges can always find an excuse to cut real criminals some slack but they throw the book at cops- even if there is NO evidence! IT’S A gross DOUBLE STANDARD and its no more than we have learned to expect from bigoted, biased LIE-berals who hate “Cdn Imperialism”- as Pierre Trudope used to call it!
 

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Georgia cops indicted after mass groping incident alleged at high school: He 'reached up under' my bra
THE WASHINGTON POST
First posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 06:29 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 08:40 AM EDT
The sound system squawked at 8 a.m., just as the school day was revving up at Worth County High School. The campus was now on lockdown, the announcement said. Neither the teachers nor students at the south Georgia school knew what was going on.
For the next four hours, 40 uniformed officers - the entire staff of the Worth County Sheriff's Office - fanned through the school in Sylvester, ordering students against the walls of classrooms and hallways, demanding the kids hand over their cellphones.
All 900 students were searched, part of a drug sweep ordered by Sheriff Jeff Hobby.
He did not have a warrant. He had a "target list" of 12 suspect drug users. Only three of the names were in school that day, April 14.
By noon, when cells phones were handed back and classes resumed, no drugs had been found.
The sheriff's full-court press, however, would yield legal consequences - for Hobby and his office. In the days following the sweep, students came forward charging they had been inappropriately groped and manhandled by deputies. A class-action federal civil suit followed.
And now, this week a grand jury indicted Hobby and two deputies for their part in the high school raid. Hobby faces charges of sexual battery, false imprisonment, and violation of oath of office, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"The sheriff's position is that he's not guilty," Hobby's attorney, Norman Crowe Jr., told the news outlet. The sheriff was at the school for the raid, but personally did not touch students, the lawyer maintained. "He's committed no crime."
The search brought unwanted national attention on the department. As the controversy broke, Hobby gave an off-camera interview to WALB in which he said the searches were legal because school administrators were present.
In a statement released on April 18, Hobby elaborated that in "the weeks leading up to April 14, the Sheriff's Office received information and complaints from the citizens of Worth County regarding illegal drugs at the high school. The Sheriff contacted the Superintendent of the Worth County School District and the Principal of the high school to inform them of the situation and the Principal and the Sheriff agreed on the day of the pat down."
School officials, however, have countered the idea they were willing participants in Hobby's plans.
"We did not give permission but they didn't ask for permission," Interim Worth County Superintendent Lawrence Walters told WALB after the raid. "He just said, the sheriff, that he was going to do it after spring break."
"I don't think anybody in the school system had any idea that it would be of the nature of what actually happened," Tommy Coleman, a lawyer for the school district, told The Washington Post in June. "I've been doing this a long time, and I've never heard of anybody doing that kind of thing."
The class-action lawsuit - filed on behalf of nine unnamed students - laid out detailed allegations of groping during the school search. One student recounted that a deputy "looked down the back and front" of the student's dress, then "slid her hands" over the pelvic area and "cupped" the student's "vaginal area and buttocks," according to the legal complaint.
Another male student recounted a deputy "moving his fingers back and forth" from his pockets to his groin," the lawsuit stated. The deputy's fingertips touched" the student's "penis and testicles, over clothes, four to five times."
A third student recounted how a deputy "reached up under" her shirt, "lifted her bra, and touched her bare breasts, including her nipples."
In June, when the lawsuit was filed, one of the teenagers recounted to The Post his ordeal. The deputy "came up under my privates and then he grabbed my testicles twice," the student said. "I wanted to turn around and tell him to stop touching me. I wanted it to be over and I just wanted to call my dad because I knew something wasn't right."
Following the outcry, Hobby acknowledged in his April statement that "one of the deputies had exceed(ed) the instructions given by the Sheriff and conducted a pat down of some students that was more intrusive than instructed." The sheriff said "corrective action" was taken - but the office has not publicly offered further detail.
The grand jury this week indicted two deputies along with the sheriff: Tyler Turner faces one felony count of violation of oath of office and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery. Deidra Whiddon was indicted on one count of violation of oath of office.
Local prosecutors also announced this week copies of the indictment would be sent to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who has the legal authority to suspend Hobby. The Journal-Constitution reported the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council has already suspended the law enforcement certifications of Hobby and his deputies.
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Authorities say cop attacked woman, falsely arrested her
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 03:10 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 03:18 PM EDT
CLEVELAND — Authorities say a Cleveland police officer attacked a woman and had her arrested for assaulting a police officer.
Sgt. Christopher Graham, of Wellington, was charged Thursday with misdemeanour assault and unlawful restraint. He pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Friday morning.
A Cleveland police Internal Affairs detective wrote in court papers that the 38-year-old Graham assaulted the woman Sept. 12 and then had her arrested on the felony assault charge.
Officials haven’t said why Graham allegedly attacked the woman.
Cleveland.com reports that Cleveland paid settlements in two lawsuits filed against Graham that accused him of misusing his police power.
Graham’s attorney didn’t return telephone messages seeking comment Friday.
A police spokeswoman didn’t respond to an email asking about Graham’s status with the department.
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Georgia cops indicted after mass groping incident alleged at high school: He 'reached up under' my bra
THE WASHINGTON POST
First posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 06:29 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 08:40 AM EDT
The sound system squawked at 8 a.m., just as the school day was revving up at Worth County High School. The campus was now on lockdown, the announcement said. Neither the teachers nor students at the south Georgia school knew what was going on.
For the next four hours, 40 uniformed officers - the entire staff of the Worth County Sheriff's Office - fanned through the school in Sylvester, ordering students against the walls of classrooms and hallways, demanding the kids hand over their cellphones.
All 900 students were searched, part of a drug sweep ordered by Sheriff Jeff Hobby.
He did not have a warrant. He had a "target list" of 12 suspect drug users. Only three of the names were in school that day, April 14.
By noon, when cells phones were handed back and classes resumed, no drugs had been found.
The sheriff's full-court press, however, would yield legal consequences - for Hobby and his office. In the days following the sweep, students came forward charging they had been inappropriately groped and manhandled by deputies. A class-action federal civil suit followed.
And now, this week a grand jury indicted Hobby and two deputies for their part in the high school raid. Hobby faces charges of sexual battery, false imprisonment, and violation of oath of office, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"The sheriff's position is that he's not guilty," Hobby's attorney, Norman Crowe Jr., told the news outlet. The sheriff was at the school for the raid, but personally did not touch students, the lawyer maintained. "He's committed no crime."
The search brought unwanted national attention on the department. As the controversy broke, Hobby gave an off-camera interview to WALB in which he said the searches were legal because school administrators were present.
In a statement released on April 18, Hobby elaborated that in "the weeks leading up to April 14, the Sheriff's Office received information and complaints from the citizens of Worth County regarding illegal drugs at the high school. The Sheriff contacted the Superintendent of the Worth County School District and the Principal of the high school to inform them of the situation and the Principal and the Sheriff agreed on the day of the pat down."
School officials, however, have countered the idea they were willing participants in Hobby's plans.
"We did not give permission but they didn't ask for permission," Interim Worth County Superintendent Lawrence Walters told WALB after the raid. "He just said, the sheriff, that he was going to do it after spring break."
"I don't think anybody in the school system had any idea that it would be of the nature of what actually happened," Tommy Coleman, a lawyer for the school district, told The Washington Post in June. "I've been doing this a long time, and I've never heard of anybody doing that kind of thing."
The class-action lawsuit - filed on behalf of nine unnamed students - laid out detailed allegations of groping during the school search. One student recounted that a deputy "looked down the back and front" of the student's dress, then "slid her hands" over the pelvic area and "cupped" the student's "vaginal area and buttocks," according to the legal complaint.
Another male student recounted a deputy "moving his fingers back and forth" from his pockets to his groin," the lawsuit stated. The deputy's fingertips touched" the student's "penis and testicles, over clothes, four to five times."
A third student recounted how a deputy "reached up under" her shirt, "lifted her bra, and touched her bare breasts, including her nipples."
In June, when the lawsuit was filed, one of the teenagers recounted to The Post his ordeal. The deputy "came up under my privates and then he grabbed my testicles twice," the student said. "I wanted to turn around and tell him to stop touching me. I wanted it to be over and I just wanted to call my dad because I knew something wasn't right."
Following the outcry, Hobby acknowledged in his April statement that "one of the deputies had exceed(ed) the instructions given by the Sheriff and conducted a pat down of some students that was more intrusive than instructed." The sheriff said "corrective action" was taken - but the office has not publicly offered further detail.
The grand jury this week indicted two deputies along with the sheriff: Tyler Turner faces one felony count of violation of oath of office and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery. Deidra Whiddon was indicted on one count of violation of oath of office.
Local prosecutors also announced this week copies of the indictment would be sent to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who has the legal authority to suspend Hobby. The Journal-Constitution reported the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council has already suspended the law enforcement certifications of Hobby and his deputies.
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Authorities say cop attacked woman, falsely arrested her
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 03:10 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 06, 2017 03:18 PM EDT
CLEVELAND — Authorities say a Cleveland police officer attacked a woman and had her arrested for assaulting a police officer.
Sgt. Christopher Graham, of Wellington, was charged Thursday with misdemeanour assault and unlawful restraint. He pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Friday morning.
A Cleveland police Internal Affairs detective wrote in court papers that the 38-year-old Graham assaulted the woman Sept. 12 and then had her arrested on the felony assault charge.
Officials haven’t said why Graham allegedly attacked the woman.
Cleveland.com reports that Cleveland paid settlements in two lawsuits filed against Graham that accused him of misusing his police power.
Graham’s attorney didn’t return telephone messages seeking comment Friday.
A police spokeswoman didn’t respond to an email asking about Graham’s status with the department.
Authorities say cop attacked woman, falsely arrested her | World | News | Toront

Yeah, yeah yeah- we have heard this LIE-beral crap before! One persons search is another persons grope! And you cannot search properly without some groping!

Too bad you do not recall how all this kind of crap got started! It was about 20 years ago in Toronto and a Jamaican woman was sitting on a park bench in Parkdale around 2am......just hanging out in an area that cops had staked out because of the huge number of drug deals....and they had been warned about the Jamaican woman as a possible dealer.

So cps spotted her behaving in a suspect way and approached her. As soon as the woman saw the cops she went into full on mental fit mode and started stripping down on the street- screaming about harassment and carding and the usual crap. And cops know just how much support they will get from craven LIE-berals so at that point it became a game- woman trying to strip and cops trying to get her DRESSED!

Eventually the crazy broad walked away half naked and still screaming and cops never did get to search her fro drugs- and next day the crazy broad showed up with a lawyer and this crap went to TRIAL!

Who knows how much it all cost tax payers and LIE-berals certainly do NOT care! Justice can go hang for all they care- just so long as they get the drug dealer and addict votes! LIE-beral fondness for those who hate western society is remarkable! But then LIE-berals will do ANYTHING to cling to power like the demigods they THINK they are!
 

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Teen thought she was going to die at hands of cop
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 02:59 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, October 08, 2017 03:04 PM EDT
CLEVELAND — A woman who spent five days in jail for what police internal affairs investigators concluded was a false charge of assaulting a police officer said the officer choked her and slammed her to the ground.
Cleveland OH Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - cleveland.com reports 18-year-old Angelina Martinez, of Lakewood, said in a telephone interview that she thought she was going to die when Sgt. Christopher Graham picked her up by the throat and threw her to the pavement on Sept. 12.
“I couldn’t breathe with his hands around my throat,” Martinez said. “When he put me in handcuffs, I was actually relieved because I felt like at least he couldn’t kill me now.”
Graham was charged Thursday with misdemeanour assault and unlawful restraint. He pleaded not guilty Friday in Cleveland Municipal Court and was allowed to remain free on a personal bond.
The president of Cleveland’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter said the union stands by Graham and will provide him the best defence possible. Graham has been placed on restricted duty pending the outcome of his criminal case.
Martinez said she was with friends at a Cleveland gas station when a fight broke out. Police responded, handcuffed the combatants and placed them in the back of a cruiser.
Martinez, who was not involved in the fight, said she tried to tell one of her friends goodbye. She said Graham ordered her away from the cruiser and she used an obscene gesture and then was attacked by Graham.
An officer at the scene wrote a report that said Martinez was arrested after she tried to kick Graham in the crotch while being handcuffed. Cleveland police Internal Affairs Division detectives concluded the allegation was untrue. A felony assault on a police officer charge against Martinez was dropped two weeks later in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Cleveland OH Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - cleveland.com also has reported that the city settled two lawsuits against Graham that described allegations of similar behaviour.
The city paid $14,000 to a former girlfriend of Graham’s in 2003. She sued after Graham told officers to arrest her for trespassing at a home where she and Graham lived at the time.
In 2005, the city paid $7,500 to a man who received a parking ticket from Graham. The lawsuit said they argued and Graham chased the man into a coffee shop, hit him on the head with a flashlight, threw him into a shelf of coffee mugs and then pinned him to the floor with his hands around his neck.
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Teen thought she was going to die at hands of cop
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 02:59 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, October 08, 2017 03:04 PM EDT
CLEVELAND — A woman who spent five days in jail for what police internal affairs investigators concluded was a false charge of assaulting a police officer said the officer choked her and slammed her to the ground.
Cleveland OH Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - cleveland.com reports 18-year-old Angelina Martinez, of Lakewood, said in a telephone interview that she thought she was going to die when Sgt. Christopher Graham picked her up by the throat and threw her to the pavement on Sept. 12.
“I couldn’t breathe with his hands around my throat,” Martinez said. “When he put me in handcuffs, I was actually relieved because I felt like at least he couldn’t kill me now.”
Graham was charged Thursday with misdemeanour assault and unlawful restraint. He pleaded not guilty Friday in Cleveland Municipal Court and was allowed to remain free on a personal bond.
The president of Cleveland’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter said the union stands by Graham and will provide him the best defence possible. Graham has been placed on restricted duty pending the outcome of his criminal case.
Martinez said she was with friends at a Cleveland gas station when a fight broke out. Police responded, handcuffed the combatants and placed them in the back of a cruiser.
Martinez, who was not involved in the fight, said she tried to tell one of her friends goodbye. She said Graham ordered her away from the cruiser and she used an obscene gesture and then was attacked by Graham.
An officer at the scene wrote a report that said Martinez was arrested after she tried to kick Graham in the crotch while being handcuffed. Cleveland police Internal Affairs Division detectives concluded the allegation was untrue. A felony assault on a police officer charge against Martinez was dropped two weeks later in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Cleveland OH Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - cleveland.com also has reported that the city settled two lawsuits against Graham that described allegations of similar behaviour.
The city paid $14,000 to a former girlfriend of Graham’s in 2003. She sued after Graham told officers to arrest her for trespassing at a home where she and Graham lived at the time.
In 2005, the city paid $7,500 to a man who received a parking ticket from Graham. The lawsuit said they argued and Graham chased the man into a coffee shop, hit him on the head with a flashlight, threw him into a shelf of coffee mugs and then pinned him to the floor with his hands around his neck.
Teen thought she was going to die at hands of cop | World | News | Toronto Sun


Oh dear me- just another black moron who does not know how to behave around cops! And here is a condemantion of the knuckleheads at Black Lives matter:


Here is an article illustrating the totally screwed values of Black Lives Matter reverse racists and it also illustrates the kind of future we can expect if these goofs continue being sucked up to and egged on by LIE-berals. With some comments of my own in brackets):

Black Lives Matter — Toronto shuts down Yonge and Bloor for deportation appeal

BY CHRIS DOUCETTE, TORONTO SUN. FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 07:24 PM EDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 07:30 PM EDT

Beverley Graham Thompson, 38, fears she and her son Justin Thompson, born in Canada just four months ago, will be deported to her native Jamaica this week forcing her to be separated from her husband of one year Bertram Thompson, 70. In an effort to raise awareness of the family's situation, Black Lives Matter held a demonstration that shut the busy intersection of Yonge and Bloor St. during the morning rush-hour on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

(The mother is 38 and the father is SEVENTY? Has anybody at Bigot head quarters where BLM members hang their hats - ASKED if he REALLY is the father? Or if he is in a marriage of convenience? And DO THEY CARE about the answer?)

(Lets consider its possible the old guy has decided it is a good deal for him to marry and to sleep with the sweet young thing- enjoying his marital privileges- until such time as her immigrant status is secure- thanks to her `marriage` to a Cdn and she can then move on and divorce the guy- assuming he has NOT died of old age first! Cdn immigration officials are not entirely blind nor are they unaware of how handy a marriage of convenience is for an otherwise unacceptable woman seeking entry to Canada! And how much easier is it if she has a Cdn born kid with her?)

In an effort to help a new mother avoid deportation to Jamaica, Black Lives Matter — Toronto shut down a major downtown intersection for about 15 minutes during the morning rush hour Tuesday.

Beverley Braham Thompson, her Canadian husband and their four-month-old son sat at a table set up in the middle of Yonge and Bloor Sts. while protestors formed a square around the intersection shortly before 8 a.m. and shouted, “Let Beverley stay.”

Traffic quickly backed up, frustrated motorists honked their horns and cops stood idly by.

“It wasn’t too long,” one BLM member said afterward. “And yes, it was inconvenient for some, but this is an inconvenience of life.

(Yes- and its even more inconvenient for Cdn tax payers who have already paid out medical bills for the birth and have been supplying child benefits to the `new` Dad. And should we ask how Mom has been supporting herself during the pregnancy? Would welfare come into the picture? Or perhaps affordable housing for Cdn hubby and new wife? How much have these people already cost us for what looks to me very much like a scam and a sham marriage? And the guy is 70 years old- so how will wife and child be supported when old age disposes of the old boy and leaves Mom and child to be supported by what? Welfare maybe?)

“Their lives have been disrupted, so we wanted to stop time for a moment to get people to pause and reflect on what’s happening around them,” he explained.

Beverley Braham Thompson, 38, who came to Canada five years ago, began dating her husband three years ago and married him a year ago, admits she overstayed her allowed time in the country.

(So if LIE-berals had been on top of immigration matters instead of letting so much slide- and had got rid of the woman after her visa expired then the kid would not have been born and would not end up being a burden to Cdn tax payers and BLM would have needed to find some OTHER fraudulent fake news reason to block traffic!)

(With the added bonus that Dad will soon be out of the picturer- too frail to be much of an influence- with the kid essentially being raised as an only child by single Mom- with all the DISADVANTAGES this entails! Things like lower success rates in school, greater probability of drug or alcohal abuse, increased probability of mental illness, increased chance of divorce in adulthood, less steady employment history- ALL these things are more likely to come to a child raised in a single parent home so WHY should we risk this outcome? Especially when there is valid reason to assume the child was born here as part of an immigration fraud?)

But with her husband Bertram Thompson, 70, willing to sponsor her and their son, Justin, having been born here in May, she can’t understand why the Canada Border Services Agency is intent on deporting her to Jamaica on Thursday.

(And isn’t it cute that the happy and probably fraudulent couple have named their child after Our idiot Boy, prime minister Justin! Lets hope the baby is a LOT smarter than Our idiot Boy or he wont have a chance in life without a trust fund!)

“I’ve been complying with everything they have asked me to do,” she said, claiming she willingly reported to the CBSA on Sept. 6 and was held in detention for two days until a judge ordered her release.

(Yeah- she complied with every order EXCEPT the one telling her to GO HOME when her visa expired!)
 

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Utah Detective Jeff Payne, Who Dragged Nurse, Is Fired

The Utah police detective who was filmed dragging a screaming nurse out of a hospital because she refused to draw blood from a patient was fired from his job.
A spokesman for the Salt Lake City Police confirmed to The Associated Press that police chief Mike Brown made the move to fire Detective Jeff Payne after an internal investigation.
Payne dragged a nurse out of the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City after she told him that she couldn’t draw blood from an unconscious patient. Alex Wubbels, the nurse, said the officers needed a warrant or the patient’s consent to draw blood.
He then told her that he would “leave with blood in vials or body in tow” before he handcuffed her and took her out of the hospital—while she screamed.


www.theepochtimes.com/utah-detective-jeff-payne-who-dragged-nurse-is-fired_2331013.html
 

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Florida man gets US$37.5M settlement for being wrongfully arrested after cop mistook Krispy Kreme donut glaze for meth
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 06:51 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 07:49 PM EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. — A man arrested in Florida after police mistook donut glaze in his car for meth has received a US$37,500 settlement.
Daniel Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel that he received a cheque last week from the city of Orlando.
Rushing was arrested in December 2015 when Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins spotted flakes of glaze on his car’s floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme donuts he’d eaten, but roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance.
A state crime lab test cleared Rushing several weeks later, and he filed a lawsuit.
Orlando police ended up training more than 730 officers how to properly use the field-test kits.
Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest.
Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut glaze for meth gets $37,500 from Orlando - Orlando Sentinel
Florida man gets US$37.5M settlement for being wrongfully arrested after cop mis

Ohio cop, seen on video punching unarmed black man, fired
Dake Kang, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 07:09 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 07:18 PM EDT
CLEVELAND — A white police officer who punched an unarmed black man more than a dozen times during a traffic stop outside Cleveland was fired for use of excessive force and other rule violations, the town’s mayor said Friday.
Euclid Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail said Officer Michael Amiott was dismissed for the Aug. 12 arrest of 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III. Dashcam video shows Amiott wrestling Hubbard to the ground within seconds of ordering him to “face away.”
Amiott had been suspended for 45 days without pay after an internal hearing in August and was fired two days before he would have been allowed to return. Gail said she received other complaints about Amiott’s behaviour after he was suspended.
“After a review, I found Amiott to have violated additional departmental rules, ... calling into serious question his suitability as a Euclid Police Officer,” Gail said.
Hubbard was charged with resisting arrest and driving under suspension after the incident, and his attorney said he hopes Amiott’s firing will help clear Hubbard’s name.
“Today’s a victory not only for my client, but for police accountability,” said attorney Christopher McNeal. “Bad cops not only endanger citizens and abuse constitutional rights, they also impugn the badge that every officer wears and undermines the credibility of the entire legal system.”
Amiott, police and Euclid’s police union didn’t immediately respond to calls and emails seeking comment.
Documents show Amiott violated police protocol by failing to tell Hubbard he was under arrest before grabbing him. Video and records show Amiott and Hubbard were tussling when Amiott’s partner shocked them both with a stun gun, sending them falling to the ground.
The video shows Amiott then punching Hubbard multiple times in the head as Hubbard raises his arms. Amiott said in a police report that Hubbard was “resisting in a violent manner”. Hubbard has said that he did not resist arrest, and that he held up his hands to deflect Amiott’s punches. Some of the punches came after it appeared that Hubbard had spread his arms out while passively lying on his stomach.
After Amiott handcuffed Hubbard, Amiott requested an ambulance and was advised to go to a hospital. Documents show that Hubbard requested treatment for his injuries twice but was told he didn’t need to be hospitalized and was jailed.
Cellphone video of Hubbard’s arrest was viewed more than 7 million times on Facebook. It sparked outrage across the country and inflamed racial tensions in Euclid, about 46 per cent white and 54 per cent black according to the 2010 census.
Other Euclid residents stepped forward after Hubbard’s arrest to express concern about Amiott’s conduct. Amiott received four letters of reprimand and one formal citizen complaint as a Euclid officer but was never disciplined beyond written citations. He was cited for pistol-whipping a driver with a handgun, mishandling evidence, losing his temper in front of his commanding officer and being involved in two crashes in police vehicles.
Amiott had earlier been allowed to resign rather than be fired from another suburban Cleveland department in April 2014 for lying to other officers about why he stopped a man for a suspended license. He was hired in Euclid five months later.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office has said it’s investigating the arrest and has conferred with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland.
Hubbard’s attorney has asked a judge to dismiss Hubbard’s charges.
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Florida man gets US$37.5M settlement for being wrongfully arrested after cop mistook Krispy Kreme donut glaze for meth
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 06:51 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 07:49 PM EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. — A man arrested in Florida after police mistook donut glaze in his car for meth has received a US$37,500 settlement.
Daniel Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel that he received a cheque last week from the city of Orlando.
Rushing was arrested in December 2015 when Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins spotted flakes of glaze on his car’s floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme donuts he’d eaten, but roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance.
A state crime lab test cleared Rushing several weeks later, and he filed a lawsuit.
Orlando police ended up training more than 730 officers how to properly use the field-test kits.
Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest.
Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut glaze for meth gets $37,500 from Orlando - Orlando Sentinel
Florida man gets US$37.5M settlement for being wrongfully arrested after cop mis

Ohio cop, seen on video punching unarmed black man, fired
Dake Kang, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 07:09 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 07:18 PM EDT
CLEVELAND — A white police officer who punched an unarmed black man more than a dozen times during a traffic stop outside Cleveland was fired for use of excessive force and other rule violations, the town’s mayor said Friday.
Euclid Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail said Officer Michael Amiott was dismissed for the Aug. 12 arrest of 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III. Dashcam video shows Amiott wrestling Hubbard to the ground within seconds of ordering him to “face away.”
Amiott had been suspended for 45 days without pay after an internal hearing in August and was fired two days before he would have been allowed to return. Gail said she received other complaints about Amiott’s behaviour after he was suspended.
“After a review, I found Amiott to have violated additional departmental rules, ... calling into serious question his suitability as a Euclid Police Officer,” Gail said.
Hubbard was charged with resisting arrest and driving under suspension after the incident, and his attorney said he hopes Amiott’s firing will help clear Hubbard’s name.
“Today’s a victory not only for my client, but for police accountability,” said attorney Christopher McNeal. “Bad cops not only endanger citizens and abuse constitutional rights, they also impugn the badge that every officer wears and undermines the credibility of the entire legal system.”
Amiott, police and Euclid’s police union didn’t immediately respond to calls and emails seeking comment.
Documents show Amiott violated police protocol by failing to tell Hubbard he was under arrest before grabbing him. Video and records show Amiott and Hubbard were tussling when Amiott’s partner shocked them both with a stun gun, sending them falling to the ground.
The video shows Amiott then punching Hubbard multiple times in the head as Hubbard raises his arms. Amiott said in a police report that Hubbard was “resisting in a violent manner”. Hubbard has said that he did not resist arrest, and that he held up his hands to deflect Amiott’s punches. Some of the punches came after it appeared that Hubbard had spread his arms out while passively lying on his stomach.
After Amiott handcuffed Hubbard, Amiott requested an ambulance and was advised to go to a hospital. Documents show that Hubbard requested treatment for his injuries twice but was told he didn’t need to be hospitalized and was jailed.
Cellphone video of Hubbard’s arrest was viewed more than 7 million times on Facebook. It sparked outrage across the country and inflamed racial tensions in Euclid, about 46 per cent white and 54 per cent black according to the 2010 census.
Other Euclid residents stepped forward after Hubbard’s arrest to express concern about Amiott’s conduct. Amiott received four letters of reprimand and one formal citizen complaint as a Euclid officer but was never disciplined beyond written citations. He was cited for pistol-whipping a driver with a handgun, mishandling evidence, losing his temper in front of his commanding officer and being involved in two crashes in police vehicles.
Amiott had earlier been allowed to resign rather than be fired from another suburban Cleveland department in April 2014 for lying to other officers about why he stopped a man for a suspended license. He was hired in Euclid five months later.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office has said it’s investigating the arrest and has conferred with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland.
Hubbard’s attorney has asked a judge to dismiss Hubbard’s charges.
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OHHH! A cop was charged with SOMETHING? AND HOW IS THIS NEWS?

LIE-berals routinely CHARGE cops with many things- and then let them go after the trial reveals that the people complaining about cops are BOTH much DUMBER than either cops or LIE-berals and CRIMINALS to boot!

Consider this mess made by Black Lives Matter- only to LIE-berals:

Here is another article illustrating how far from the main stream of society are the values of Black Lives Matter reverse racists. These left wing bigots apparently don’t just hate cops- they hate the entire society they live in. With some comments of my own in brackets):

Protests after white ex-cop acquitted in killing of black man in St. Louis

(Lets get it straight and honest here- the guy WAS a cop ON DUTY when he encountered the black guy! He subsequently retired in disgust!)

JIM SALTER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 10:48 AM EDT | UPDATED: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 11:26 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown St. Louis and later an upscale neighbourhood to protest the verdict that had stirred fears of civil unrest for weeks.

(Yeah, so what if a jury of the dead guys peers had listened to evidence presented by lawyers for both sides and considered it all carefully before deciding to acquit! A bunch of loud mouth reverse racists who hate everything about the society they live and have discovered that the louder they scream, the more govt grants and attention they get- have decided- before the verdict is even in and without bothering to review the full body of evidence- that justice would not be done- so rioting will somehow make it right! It would never occur to these goofs that They might be in the wrong!)

Ahead of the acquittal, activists had threatened civil disobedience if Jason Stockley were not convicted, including possible efforts to shut down highways. Barricades went up last month around police headquarters, the courthouse where the trial was held and other potential protest sites. Protesters were marching within hours of the decision.

(Gosh- BLM does not approve of white lynch mobs so what makes them convinced that black lynch mobs are more fair and just?)

More than a dozen arrests were made, and several officers were hurt as the day went on.

The case played out not far from the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, which was the scene of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was killed by a white police officer in 2014. That officer was never charged and eventually resigned.

Stockley, who was charged with first-degree murder, insisted he saw 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith holding a gun and felt he was in imminent danger. Prosecutors said the officer planted a gun in Smith’s car after the shooting.

In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Stockley said he understands how the video of him fatally shooting Smith looks bad to investigators and the public, but he said the optics have to be separated from the facts and he did nothing wrong.

“I can feel for and I understand what the family is going through, and I know everyone wants someone to blame, but I’m just not the guy,” he said.

Stockley, 36, asked the case to be decided by a judge instead of a jury. Prosecutors objected to his request for a bench trial.

“This court, in conscience, cannot say that the State has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt or that the State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defence,” St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson wrote in the decision .

In a written statement, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner acknowledged the difficulty of winning police shooting cases but said prosecutors believe they “offered sufficient evidence that proved beyond a reasonable doubt” that Stockley intended to kill Smith.

(And oh gosh- a judge listened to it all carefully and acquitted! The case was Not a clear winner for BLM goofs! And how odd that nobody wants to talk about the drug deal that attracted cops to the scene in the first place? Nor does anybody want to aks if the dead guy followed typical drug dealer habit and usually CARRIED a gun to his `business`?)

Assistant Circuit Attorney Robert Steele emphasized during the trial that police dashcam video of the chase captured Stockley saying he was “going to kill this (expletive), don’t you know it.”

Less than a minute later, the officer shot Smith five times. Stockley’s lawyer dismissed the comment as “human emotions” uttered during a dangerous police pursuit. The judge wrote that the statement “can be ambiguous depending on the context.”

Stockley, who left St. Louis’ police force in 2013 and moved to Houston, could have been sentenced to up to life in prison without parole.

The case was among several in recent years in which a white officer killed a black suspect. Officers were acquitted in recent police shooting trials in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. A case in Ohio twice ended with hung juries, and prosecutors have decided not to seek a third trial.

(In the Minnesota case the jury determined that the dead man- Castile was a stoner who forgot ALL the firearm training he had received before getting his license to carry a concealed weapon- and when subsequently pulled over for a traffic stop- he behaved so foolishly that the cop ended up shooting him in self defense! Sadly, Castile met the description of an armed robber that cops were searching for so he MAY not have been a harmless goof at all.)

(But then its often harder to identify an average black guy than a white one! Recently, Toronto media interviewed a cop about a homicide and got this description of the suspect: “he was a black male, slim build, about 5ft 8 inches”. No need to mention eye colour cause black people generally have brown eyes and no reason to discuss hair colour cause you are usually working with black and curly. This compares badly compared to a white guy with red hair and green eyes- or a blond guy with blue eyes. White guys come with a wider range of identifying details; so cops gave a harder time picking out and separating good and bad black guys! With the added handicap that the black guy being dealt with at one moment may NOT be the one you think he is- BUT he may very often have outstanding warrants for something else that the cop is not yet aware of and thus may respond with violence for reasons unknown to the cop!)

“It’s a sad day in St. Louis, and it’s a sad day to be an American,” the Rev. Clinton Stancil, a protest leader, said regarding the acquittal.

(Yes it is a very sad day that cops have to be so scared of armed bigots and criminals wandering around and willing to shoot it out with cops just doing their jobs!)

The crowd of protesters included blacks, whites and other races. Some people carried guns, which state law allows.

Efforts at civil disobedience were largely unsuccessful. When several demonstrators tried to rush onto Interstate 64, they were blocked on an entrance ramp by police cars and officers on bikes. When they tried to enter the city’s convention centre, the doors were locked.

At times, things escalated. Earlier in the day, protesters stood in front of a bus filled with officers in riot gear, blocking it from moving forward. When officers began pushing back the crowd, protesters resisted and police responded with pepper spray. Later, protesters surrounded a police vehicle and damaged it with rocks. Some in the crowd threw rocks and pieces of curbing at police who tried to secure the vehicle. That led to officers using pepper spray again.

As night came, hundreds of protesters moved to St. Louis’ upscale Central West End section, where they marched and chanted as people looked on from restaurants and hospital windows lining busy Kingshighway. The group tried marching onto I-64 again, but police blocked their path.

(And how does any of this public stupidity persuade politicians that the protestors have a valid claim? As opposed to the cop argument- accepted by much of the public- that too many black people are heavily armed criminally irresponsible powder kegs that will explode on contact with a cop as they seek to avoid arrest for outstanding warrants?)

Following a mostly silent sit-in, protesters resumed marching. Some demonstrators burned an American flag as others cheered.

After protesters broke a front window and splattered red paint at St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home, police in bulletproof vests and helmets arrived and demanded they get off the lawn and out of the street in front of the house. Officers used tear gas to try to move the crowd out of the area.

Krewson had called for calm and understanding ahead of the verdict and later said she was appalled by what happened to Smith and “sobered” by the outcome.

Some journalists covering the protests said they were targets of threats and violence from demonstrators. A freelance Associated Press videographer said a protester threw his camera to the ground and damaged it. He said later he was using a different camera and protesters told him they would beat him if he didn’t put it away. A KTVI reporter said water bottles were thrown at him after a protester taunted him, drawing a crowd.

(OH Yes- justice and democracy are best served by armed goons who intimidate the media into silence whenever it suits them!)

The St. Louis area has a history of unrest in similar cases, including after Brown’s death, when protests, some of them violent, erupted.

(And here is yet more detail of the events leading up to the shooting of Smith):

In Smith’s case, the encounter began when Stockley and his partner tried to corner Smith in a fast-food restaurant parking lot after seeing what appeared to be a drug deal. Stockley testified that he saw what he believed was a gun, and his partner yelled “gun!” as Smith backed into the police SUV twice to get away.

Stockley’s attorney, Neil Bruntrager, argued that Smith tried to run over the two officers. Stockley fired seven shots as Smith sped away. A chase ensued.

(Is it not amusing that black leaders decry the drug culture that is gutting their neighbourhoods and yet they oppose cops actually trying to arrest what looks like a drug dealer? Just how muddled is black thought? And how `innocent` do you have to be to RAM a cop car TWICE before fleeing at high speed simply because cops want to talk to you?)

At the end of the chase, Stockley opened fire only when Smith, still in his car, refused commands to put up his hands and reached along the seat “in the area where the gun was,” Bruntrager said. Stockley said he climbed into Smith’s car and found a revolver between the centre console and passenger seat.

(I have said it before- black people just do not know how to behave in the presence of a cop. Too many of them want to roll the dice and shoot it out and hope for the best! And too many black goofs roll snake eyes and end up dead for it since they are usually drunk or stoned and thus not effective gun fighters!)

But prosecutors questioned why Stockley dug into a bag in the back seat of the police SUV before returning to Smith’s car.

The gun found in Smith’s car did not have his DNA on it, but it did have Stockley’s.

(OH my- should we ask if Smith had recently handled the gun while wearing gloves and later the cop HAD removed it from Smiths reach right after the shooting- thus getting cop DNA on it? Its just so damned easy to jump to conclusions if you have not sat through the trial! And nobody is explaining Why a cornered black guy would not get out of his vehicle when ordered? WAS he preparing to shoot it out with cops? Or simply seeking a chance to run over the cops and flee-AGAIN- and if this is true then it serves Smith right to be ventilated with cop bullets!)

And there is the entire problem with the BLM position- they want to prejudge and to punish cops for doing their jobs. Being a pimp or drug dealer or armed thug and fleeing felon is certainly a career choice but it is a choice that will eventually get you shot by cops just doing their job- the job the MAJORITY of us WANT DONE!)

Associated Press Writer Summer Ballentine contributed to this report.