Posts tagged police misconduct

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Shocking story out of California shows DEA brutality at its worst


On Tuesday, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a summary of their investigation into Daniel Chong’s harrowing arrest, where DEA agents left him without food or water for five days and ignored his pleas for help.
Unfortunately, employing moral and ethical conduct was not as important for these agents as following institutional protocol. Chong’s story is an abominable example of authoritative abuse.
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First, other reporting on the incident state that Chong was visiting the home of the person alleged to be distributing contraband when the DEA took him in to custody — not that Chong was the dealer. Next, the article doesn’t mention that Chong was left to die in San Diego’s DEA Office. It does state that agents were not named.
[1] is sloppy, [2] is a weird choice.

micdotcom:

Shocking story out of California shows DEA brutality at its worst

On Tuesday, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a summary of their investigation into Daniel Chong’s harrowing arrest, where DEA agents left him without food or water for five days and ignored his pleas for help.

Unfortunately, employing moral and ethical conduct was not as important for these agents as following institutional protocol. Chong’s story is an abominable example of authoritative abuse.

Read more | Follow micdotcom

First, other reporting on the incident state that Chong was visiting the home of the person alleged to be distributing contraband when the DEA took him in to custody — not that Chong was the dealer. Next, the article doesn’t mention that Chong was left to die in San Diego’s DEA Office. It does state that agents were not named.

[1] is sloppy, [2] is a weird choice.

A judge has thrown out Insane Clown Posse’s lawsuit against the FBI, saying the government has every right to categorize the band’s fans as gang members. The suit stemmed from a 2011 report that the law enforcement organization had tagged Juggalos as a “loosely organized hybrid gang”—something both Juggalos and ICP members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J didn’t appreciate. ICP has tried to sue the FBI twice, asking to declare it illegal for the bureau to draw parallels between the Psychopathic Records crew and known criminal organizations.

File under chilling effect.

Then again, it’s hard to feel bad for politically apathetic people like juggalos.

An extra-judicial execution for talking back to cops in Albuquerque (via Police helmet cam: Camper turning from officers when shot)

{sarcasm}Luckily for the good people of Albuquerque most homeless people don’t have survivors to sue for damages.{/sarcasm}

Immigration agents beat Fernando Bajaras (A# 200-537-719) while he was in detention in 2013 & now ICE is trying trying to deport him TODAY before he can file a civil rights complaint.
Call 202-732-5907 RIGHT NOW and tell ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale the American people will not stand for these injustices.
See Immigration Agents Beat Fernando in Detention. Will they Deport Him Before He is able to hold them accountable? | #Not1More Deportation for more information.

Immigration agents beat Fernando Bajaras (A# 200-537-719) while he was in detention in 2013 & now ICE is trying trying to deport him TODAY before he can file a civil rights complaint.

Call 202-732-5907 RIGHT NOW and tell ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale the American people will not stand for these injustices.

See Immigration Agents Beat Fernando in Detention. Will they Deport Him Before He is able to hold them accountable? | #Not1More Deportation for more information.

King City’s longtime former police chief, Nick Baldiviez, current acting police chief, Bruce Miller, and five others were arrested in a major corruption bust Tuesday morning.

Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said King City’s top law enforcers became lawbreakers when they orchestrated a scheme victimizing the most vulnerable residents in King City.

"The victims were economically disadvantaged persons of Hispanic descent who were targeted by having their vehicles impounded, towed and stored by Miller’s Towing," Flippo said.

Bad Cops don't deserve pensions OR doughnuts in Rhode Island

This amendment to RI Law 9-26-5, Exception of Police and Firefighters’ Pensions—Assignments Invalid, is proposed to exclude CONVICTED murderers from receiving their disability pension while serving their prison sentence.  Obviously this is one  unintended consequence of the original law.  The amendment would also allow a Civil Court of Law to consider the disability pension of a CONVICTED murderer when adjudicating justice for the victim’s family.  It is a law that applies ONLY to police and firefighters’ pensions.   Another unintended consequence of the law is that it causes the murderer to “double dip” into the State coffers.  The taxpayers are fully supporting him while he is serving his 20 years, plus life, sentence and the taxpayers are totally enriching him while he also collects his tax-free disability pension.  We don’t even allow our retired school teachers to do that.  Certainly that is something that we should not allow murderers to do.

My son, LT James Pagano, was an active and respected 17-year veteran firefighter on the Cranston Fire Department when he was murdered by his neighbor.   The murderer was a former Providence Police Officer who many years ago served 6 months active duty on the force, hurt his knee and “decided” to go on disability for the rest of his life.   Jim was murdered three years prior to the 20 years necessary to receive a full pension; therefore, his family receives nearly half of what the murderer and his family receive while he is serving his sentence.   

At the time of his murder, my son and his family (pictured here) were celebrating the ninth birthday of his son, my grandson.  He also had a 12-year old daughter and a lovely wife.  They deserve at least as much income as the murderer and his family receive.


"Some people think it’s insensitive," Goldsmith said. "I can’t address that. That’s what practicing law is."

Wrong Jan and you know it. Pervasive surveillance of a private citizen is not what “practicing law is” for government officials when those officials openly admit that their government client hired a “dirtbag” cop who harassed this woman. Excessively titillating descriptions of ordinary behavior (“kissing and hugging her boyfriend in public; attired in shorts and bending fully over … on several occasions”) filed in official court (government) records is not what “practicing law is” for government officials who admit that their client hired a “dirtbag” cop who harassed this woman.

Quit acting like an ambulance-chasing bottom feeder and start acting like a City Attorney who knows what “practicing law is” in the context of the duties of a government lawyer.

If you find this kind of slut shaming by an elected official objectionable, tell Goldsmith - don’t forget to cite the source article.

LAPD Officers Test On-Body Cameras - CBS Los Angeles

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Police officers assigned to foot patrols of downtown Los Angeles began wearing on-body cameras on Wednesday as the city evaluates different models to include in its policing.

Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said 30 officers have volunteered for 90-day trials of devices provided by Arizona-based Taser International Inc. and Coban Technologies Inc. of Houston

We even have shitty 3D-printed guns.

Really? Did you ever learn about something like this in Rialto?

Maybe you didn’t get my flier to demand Border Patrol agents to do the same thing.

Sure, surveillance by law enforcement and governmental organizations is omnipresent. But let’s not fool ourselves that all applications of modern technology that we’d consider invasive is being implemented by law enforcement agencies alone: Consider what could be done when you walk in to a market or department store with your cellphone or when you carry around a security tag with an RFID chip in it; consider what tracking could be done by sundry agencies of law and commerce by looking at this post. Scrunitization of one’s use of technology without one’s consent is never ceases and is unavoidable — like it or not.

It might surprise you, but recording interactions with every contact a cop has might be a good thing that you’d want for cops to do to protect your rights.

The Seattle Police Department purchased a “mesh network” in February that will be used by emergency responders, but which will also be capable of tracking anyone with Wi-Fi enabled device.

The network is not yet turned on, according to Seattle Police, but once it is, it will be able to determine the IP address, device type, downloaded applications, current location, and historical location of any device that searches for a Wi-Fi signal. The network is capable of storing that information for the previous 1,000 times a particular device attempted to access a Wi-Fi signal.

Jamela Debelak, of the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU), is worried that police will use the network for more than just coordinating emergency responders. “They now own a piece of equipment that has tracking capabilities so we think that they should be going to City Council and presenting a protocol for the whole network that says they won’t be using it for surveillance purposes,” she told KIRO 7.
“Once these kinds of tools are in place, they don’t go away. Even if we assume that the mesh network was installed by good people for good reasons, there’s no reason to believe that the people controlling the network in the future will use it for the public good.”