Cast-Out Cops Are Often Hired in Other Cities

Cast-Out Cops Are Often Hired in Other Cities:

As a police officer in a small Oregon town in 2004, Sean Sullivan was caught kissing a 10-year-old girl on the mouth.

Mr. Sullivan’s sentence barred him from taking another job as a police officer.

But three months later, in August 2005, Mr. Sullivan was hired, after a cursory check, not just as a police officer on another force but as the police chief. As the head of the department in Cedar Vale, Kan., according to court records and law enforcement officials, he was again investigated for a suspected sexual relationship with a girl and eventually convicted on charges…

Mr. Sullivan, 44, is now in prison in Washington State on other charges… It is unclear how far-reaching such problems may be, but some experts say thousands of law enforcement officers may have drifted from police department to police department even after having been fired, forced to resign or convicted of a crime.

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North Carolina Cop Arrested After Impregnating 14-Year-Old

North Carolina Cop Arrested After Impregnating 14-Year-Old:

A Lowell police officer has been arrested after being accused of impregnating a 14-year-old girl, officials told Channel 9.

Channel 9 reporter Ken Lemon broke the story Wednesday on Twitter and spoke to the girl’s mother. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.

James Blair was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after being arrested at the teen’s house. SBI agents were there talking to the family when Blair showed up, officials said.

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The State as Accomplice: Did Idaho’s “Justice” System Shield a Serial Murderer?

The State as Accomplice: Did Idaho’s “Justice” System Shield a Serial Murderer?:

Assessing the available evidence from the proper perspective – which is to say, that of a cynic who regards all government agencies to be incurably corrupt and incompetent until proven otherwise – it seems clear that if the Bonneville County criminal “justice” system had convicted the offender who actually murdered Leo and Mary Downard, Angie Dodge would probably be alive today.

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Judge: Four Men Who Spent 20 Years in Prison “Actually Innocent” of 1992 Rapes, Murders

Judge: Four Men Who Spent 20 Years in Prison “Actually Innocent” of 1992 Rapes, Murders:

Convicted murderer Richard Bryan Kussmaul and the three co-defendants who testified against him 22 years ago are “actually innocent,” and Kussmaul should be freed from prison, a retired state district judge ruled Friday….

At a hearing in July, Long, Shelton and Pitts all testified that they gave false testimony against Kussmaul at his trial because a prosecutor promised them probation and a deputy coerced their confessions by threatening them with the death penalty….

Allen wrote in his four-page opinion that newly discovered DNA evidence that was not available at the time “constitutes clear and convincing evidence that no reasonable juror would have found (the defendants) guilty…”

“That is very good. I think that is the correct ruling,” [David Sheppard, an Austin attorney who represents Kussmaul] said. “The evidence just seemed overwhelming, with the DNA evidence having excluded these men from any contact whatsoever with these people.”

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Michigan Cops, Prosecutors Knowingly Sent an Innocent Child to Prison For 9 Years

Michigan Cops, Prosecutors Knowingly Sent an Innocent Child to Prison For 9 Years:

A few weeks ago, our client Davontae Sanford was exonerated after spending nearly nine years behind bars for a quadruple murder that he did not commit. Davontae was 14 when he was arrested; he is now 23.

We are thrilled that Davontae is finally free, but we cannot help be angry that Davontae was convicted and that it took eight years to free him after the real perpetrators were identified.

[For some reason, this article fails to mention that Detroit police deputy chief James Tolbert admitted he perjured himself when testifying about evidence that he fabricated.]

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Jury Acquits Ohio Man Who Was Arrested for Making Fun of Police

Jury Acquits Ohio Man Who Was Arrested for Making Fun of Police:

Last Thursday an Ohio jury acquitted Anthony Novak, a 27-year-old man whom Parma police arrested last spring for making fun of them. After hearing one day of testimony, the jurors unanimously concluded that Novak did not “disrupt public services,” a felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison, when he created a parody of the Parma Police Department’s Facebook page.

Novak’s fake Facebook page, which changed the department’s slogan from “We know crime” to “We no crime,” included a job notice saying that anyone who passed a “15 question multiple choice definition test followed by a hearing test” would be “be accepted as an officer” but that the department “is strongly encouraging minorities to not apply.”

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A Billionaire Paid Baltimore Cops to Record the Outdoor Movement of Everyone in the City For Months

A Billionaire Paid Baltimore Cops to Record the Outdoor Movement of Everyone in the City For Months:

Ask the residents of any major American city to vote on a program of total aerial surveillance – where the cops would record footage of everything that happened within municipal borders, then store the high-resolution video on hard drives, so that they could effectively go back in time, tracing the outdoor movements of any individual – and the proposal would, at the very least, trigger furious debate.

But what if the police didn’t ask permission?

[For an example of the type of technology used, watch this.]

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Cops Destroyed Woman’s Empty House Because They Thought a Suspect Was Hiding In It

Cops Destroyed Woman’s Empty House Because They Thought a Suspect Was Hiding In It:

The police in Caldwell, Idaho told Shariz West that they thought her ex-boyfriend might have run into her house and they asked for permission to look inside; she said yes, but then the cops engaged in a 10-hour armed standoff against her empty home (the family dog was inside, but there were no humans), blasting holes in the walls, crashing through the ceilings, smashing out the windows, and filling the house with tear-gas, which destroyed most of the family’s possessions.

The police did not compensate Ms West for the damage to her home… Though Ms West gave the cops the keys to her front door, they elected not to use it, preferring to Rambo-ize her home instead.

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So-Called Police Misconduct

So-Called Police Misconduct:

If the police abuses and crimes that some of us perceive as rampant in the USA were something out of the ordinary, something that undermined the position of the police departments and related organizations that carry out the crimes, then the politicians, chiefs of police, and other authorities would put a quick stop to the bad actions and cast the bad actors into outer darkness. But they do nothing of the sort (the exceptions are too few to matter). The nearly universal acceptance, and indeed reward, of police “misconduct” tells us everything we need to know. It’s not an anomaly, a mistake, or a black swan. It’s exactly what our political masters intend to dish out to those of us on the receiving end of it.

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11 Incredible Findings from the Report on Baltimore PD

11 Incredible Findings from the Report on Baltimore PD:

The Department of Justice released its report on the Baltimore Police Department on August 10, and the results are stunning, even for people who are used to reading about police misconduct. Individual cases of brutality make the headlines, but the problem with BPD is not a “few bad apples,” who could be fired to fix the department. It’s the system itself, from top to bottom.

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