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Cato To Track Bad Cops

May 23, 2012 by  

Cato To Track Bad Cops
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The Cato Institute has launched an initiative focused on keeping an eye on incidents of misconduct by police.

The Cato Institute has launched an initiative focused on keeping an eye on incidents of misconduct by police throughout the United States.

Cato’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project grew out of the police abuse news feed, Injustice Everywhere, which founder and researcher David Packman shut down in April because he could no longer devote time to the project.

The project is now being headed up by Cato Director of the Project on Criminal Justice Tim Lynch, a leading voice in support of the Bill of Rights and civil liberties. His research interests include the war on terrorism, over-criminalization, the drug war, the militarization of police tactics and gun control. He has also served on the National Committee to Prevent Wrongful Executions.

Lynch writes: “The purpose of the project is to gather news reports about police misconduct in America in a fair and unbiased way. Our objective is to study the scope of the problem and to identify policies that can minimize misconduct.”

According to the site, police misconduct is not regularly examined in the United States and — in light of recent highly publicized examples — it is time to take a closer look at the problem.

The site also gives visitors the ability to report police misconduct if their stories are “supported by third-party witnesses or other compelling evidence.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • http://N/A HapHarris

    I’m 75 years old and this is the 1st time in my life I feel more afraid of the Cops than the Criminals. The real Criminals are running our Country. That is…the SUPERFORCE bringing us into the New World Order.

    • Deerinwater

      Hmm? Well Hap, I don’t know where you live but it’s been a problem thats scattered about the nation for sometime. Large city PD’s , small town PD’s it doesn’t matter.

      There are many faces to it and it comes in many degrees.

      The best policemen are the ones that share a criminal mind. They think like a criminal, an occupational hazard that comes with the job. Maybe one in 5 are haunted by this, that makes four in 20.

      It’s a part of life ready, all we can do is be mindfully aware it exist, monitor and try to control it and clean up the mess when it’s expose..

      That they work and live by a brotherly code makes it hard to expose.

      Having served as a peace officer, your fears are warranted.

      To anyone, I say ~ respect the laws of our land, behave yourself and what ever you do, don’t come across as being threatening.

      If you have a gun and feel compelled to use it, ~ lay it down when you are finished, do not carry it.

      • Thor

        There is an absolute and abiding need for watch-dog groups like CATO and with instruments of investigation like this National Police Misconduct Reporting Project. Law Enforcement at every level needs to know that citizens are watching and assessing their conduct. Such groups provide a useful service, with a legitimate purpose, provided they don’t turn the duty into a witch hunt. This happens often when the original objective is lost or put aside—in this case, “The purpose of the project is to gather news reports about police misconduct in America in a fair and unbiased way. Our objective is to study the scope of the problem and to identify policies that can minimize misconduct.”

        The lynch-pin in this case is the definition of ‘misconduct.’ Too often, the cops are accused of misconduct when they are following the law and policing protocols. Some distinction should be made between a violation of protocols and law (personal misconduct) and laws and police procedures that law breakers simply do not like. No one likes having their conduct—driving skills for example—commented on by another, particularly a cop, when there is a fine attached. But, you cannot turn every traffic stop into a Gestapo incident and Totalitarian Oppression.

        Having driven in affected territories in the aftermath of three hurricanes, I can testify firsthand that people are not very hospitable and cooperative in the absence of traffic devices and traffic enforcement. And they are even less amenable with the possessions of others. While a society in possession of corrupt law enforcement may be hell, one without it is much worse.

        If you want to change the conduct of law enforcement agencies, the way to accomplish that task is to change the laws and protocols that demand they act contrary to your sensibilities. The nature of local law enforcement agencies exists only with tacit approval of the citizens within their purview. Sheriffs are elected officials and Police Chiefs are appointed by mayors who are elected officials. That they are in place is the will of the majority—if not, there is always coups d’état and insurrection.

        Meanwhile, demonizing the local cops and encouraging individual resistance and disobedience is absolutely the worst strategy a citizenry can adopt

    • Seeker1212

      Being seventy five, I can agree with you.
      Oh for the era of the 1950’s, when there was respect and civility, instead of the rage and temper tantrums. Back then a police officer was respected and looked up to.

      As teen we all got into some civil disorder, but back then the police didn’t come to beat you up or arrest you, they came to restore the peace with a sermon and sent you down the road. Today the police arrive with tazers and guns, looking for a reason to use them.

      Today most of the police are criminals and misfits of society that lack the behavioral traits to be a law enforcement officer. A great deal of the problems is due to the protection of the crooked unions that protect them, and the mad hatter judges that hand down twisted verdicts.

      • John

        U R an IDIOT

        • Seeker1212

          Thanks John, you made the complete list for ass-holes of the day

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Seeker1212, I agree with everything you said. I’m not near the 75 mark yet but I remember the day when police officers were respected. They really had everyone’s bet interests at heart. I do sympathize with today’s officers though. They aren’t dealing with the same types of petty crimes that used to be the norm. Now they’ve got to deal with gang banging, drug dealing kids who wouldn’t think twice before pulling the trigger. I guess it’s all just the signs of the times.

        • Seeker1212

          Nancy, I do believe that the police officers job is a tough one, not only dealing with the crazies of today, but pressures from their superiors to fulfill some sort of quota of arrests or tickets.
          Although I can empathize with the difficulty of their job, that doesn’t excuse their unreasonable misconduct towards the normal citizen or their open support for the bad cops because of some sick honor of the brotherhood of police.

          As long as they are protected by the crooked union and the criminal affiliation due to the Thin Blue Line, the situation will only get worse.

      • Art

        Well said brother

    • restorefreedom

      I feel the same sad story when your afraid of those who are supposed to protect you. Wonder why people are buying guns?

    • http://yahoo catsueme

      I don’t fear the cops but i believe they are a total waste of tax payer money. if you don’t believe that then you have’nt had to ask them for help against people who violate the lawthay can’t solve anything unless the guilty party turns theirself in. I had a theft of personal property and when the officer should up he wanted to kn ow if I could get haim a job where I worked. I gave the law a prime suspect and they would’nt even go talk to him because they said he lived in another county. the second time I had to ask them in a different state the more or less told me to suffer thay they did’nt have resouces for neusance violations.(noise ord.)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1339255666 Rhonda Reichel

        not to smear the good name of most cops there are some bad apples and the police themselves should root them out

        Any policeman worth his salt would join the OATH KEEPERS

      • http://None Sparky says

        You are dead on. I have 3 instances of no help. from the police. 3 cars were hit by hit run drivers.I took damaged parts and found the make of the cars.same with second car the third car was totaled pushed 60′ and ended in my neighbors yard..The hit run driver was found by chance at a garage sale in another county .where the owner of the car told a person that his drunken daughter did but didn’t know where on the east side of town.The officer who came and made the report failed to put in the report the car was setting at a 45degree angle to the street.I tried to have this evident put in the report and the police department wouldn’t do it .I said next time some thing happens you will send two squad
        cars.At this point the detectives did call the owner.He told them the car was damaged memorial day week end. he told the other officer who called that it happen July 16th
        .the accident was August 17 2’30 in the morning.Any one with a brain would know.that
        he was lying.

    • http://yahoo Bob

      YOU must not go out after 9:00pm or go across town. sense the drug cartel took over our Country murder is as common as running a red light. mini markets get robbed on a weekly bases. WE don’t live in a perfect world .But I trust the POLICE more then the POLITICIANS THE LIBERALS went soft on criminals and give them HOTEL HILTON to live in and 6 months for killing someone. crime has went up a 1000% are courts are a revolving door. JUDGES MAKE MONEY OFF IT LAWYERS GET RICH OFF OF THEM. We have a generation of People who don’t have brains to run our COUNTRY BECAUSE OF DOPE.

    • http://libertylovefest.com Christopher Kairnes

      I was attacked by the North Kingstown Police on May 5th. I was walking home and was stopped by a patrolman. I ask what the problem was and told him where I was coming from. He said two white guys were breaking into cars in some neighborhood. I told him I was in the same place all nigh and for him to check my story. He never did, he went right into messing with me. I asked him under what constitutional authority I was being detained and if he was arresting me, if not I would be on my way. After a few, minutes went by I asked again, and if he wouldn’t tell me, I would be on my way, that was when another officer jumped me from behind. As I lay on my stomach, they broke my left elbow. I’m building my case and will be suing the town and the Department.

      • John-Douglas

        Rhode Island, like every other state in the union has become a police state where the people are being taken advantage of on every level of government. The administrative branch, the legislative branch and the judiciary are all on the take while the citizens are barely able to keep their heads above water. And if you try to exercise your rights they beat you down into submission to make an example of you. Well, I for one have had enough and I am not going to stand for it any longer. We all need to send them a message that we have reached the boiling point and they have forced us to cross the line of tolerance. Read your constitutions and the Declaration of Independence so that you can learn what once made America a great country, the home of the free and the brave.

  • eddie47d

    I’m impressed that CATO would take on such an endeavor. We have a few cops in Denver who need to be on that list.

  • Tom Cook

    This is a good thing for private citizens; cops are no longer the thin blue line between criminals and the good people of this country. Cops murdered a West Point graduate in front of a Walmart a year or so ago–their superiors will whitewash their crime. I was attacked by a really stupid obese black cop thug in Chattanooga, TN some years back. A very nice black lady who witnessed the incident and new the cop testified in my behalf, but the corrupt district attorney and the even more corrupt judge ignored her for they used the incident to further their career aspirations. I moved from that stinkhole where police abuse was egregious over decades; it was even written into a book by a career cop there. Cops are lazy stupid bullies with far too much power and no oversight to protect the people from them.

    • eddie47d

      In Aurora Co there is a cop on his day off who was drunk and going 88 MPH over the speed limit which was 55 MPH and they are unsure what to do with him. If that was you or me…Hmmmm!

    • ACTOR44

      Too much power is an understatement,It was Madison, or Monroe who said if there is an second class citizen it is the government employee! The citizen was supreme not a none wealth producing , medling gov. thug! I am 68 yrs. old and have seen their abuses first hand but,I won in court!

  • Noni

    Somewhere to report detective Chad Meyers of the Howard County (MD) Police Department, who at the behest of the nearby National Security Agency, helps to harass and intimidate NSA employees who report wrong-doing by NSA managers to the NSA EEO or the NSA IG (Inspector General). In return, police departments get all kinds of “toys” for turning a blind eye to NSA Security stalking and harassment, and some of the lower scum like Meyer, actually participate in the illegal harassment.

    • Thor

      Office of the Attorney General
      200 St. Paul Place
      Baltimore, MD 21202

      (410) 576-6300 or 1 (888) 743-0023 toll-free in Maryland
      TDD: (410) 576-6372

      http://www.oag.state.md.us/contact.htm

  • FRANK

    I TOO EXPERIENCED BAD COPS IN MY 75 YEARS. USED TO HOLD THEM IN HIGH ESTEEM BUT NO MORE. TOO MANY BAD ONES TO TAINT THE BARREL AND THEY DO LITTLE TO CULL OUT THE BAD ONES. I’M WHITE BUT HAVE NO DOUBT WHY MANY BLACKS DISLIKE COPS. I CRITICIZED A LOCAL SHERIFF SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND WHEN THERE WAS AN INCIDENT LATER THAT DIDN’T WARRANT ARREST, I WAS AND IT COST ME OVER $10K IN VARIOUS EXPENSES AND NO CHARGES WERE PURSUED BECAUSE IT WAS MERITLESS. ARRESTING COP LATER WAS FIRED BECAUSE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STATED HE WOULDN’T BE TAKEN ALIVE YET NOT PROSECUTED. PROBABLY WORKING IN ANOTHER VENUE OR AS A CORRECTION OFFICER. IT’S A CLOSE KNIT FAMILY. MOST ARE PROBABLY GOOD BUT WAY TOO MANY BAD ONES.

    • Doc Savage

      Hi Frank. I’m 65, AOD from VN, and after being stopped by a Sherriff’s Police for my county this guy talked and acted way beyond a police officer should. When I tried to ask him if I could get my cane from the truck taht was following me on my Power Parachute he told me to Shut up before I could even say it. Lost 80% use of my legs from AOD at that point. So what I can say about Cops on the road today is the Chiefs of Police give very little research into who they hire. This cop wore a badge and carried a gun, and was the most dangerous cop on the road because he had a God complex. The next day I went to the Chief and told him what happened. He looked into it and said if this cop ever pills me over he is not to approach me until another cop arrives on the scene. That SOB cop cost me my last day for 2 years now of not being able to fly my PPC anymore.I can’t never find no one to help me set it up, living in the boonies makes it difficult. I have severe PTSD and it took everything I had to keep it in when he told me to shut up. I almost collapsed on the road because this jerk of a cop talked for over an hour. It was just terrible… Then 2 wseeks later he was off duty for 4 hours and totaled a squad car in a deer hit. Ain’t that wonderful. We taxpayers pay for the car and he was repremanded and back on the road.

  • roger gunderson

    I have several incidences with police and not one was what I would call nice. They were arrogant, intimidating, egotistical. They lied with threatening suggestions. I would say that most cops today are used by the legislators to make as many “stops” to give out tickets. The more money they can make for the county,state our legislators look the other way. The legislators write “easy money laws ” like seat belt laws. Yes I know that police have many dangerous situations and feel thankful they are there. I just don’t like the other side of them.

    • Tim L.

      We need to get rid of the seatbelt laws. I learned from experience that seat belts can be a life saver, and I always wear mine, but unfortunately State and local governments use the seatbelt law as a money maker. Cops aren’t there to serve and protect anymore. Many of them are nothing more than thugs.

  • Steve E

    There is an old saying “Give someone a little power and he will abuse it”. That goes for some police officers also.

  • flajim

    The caveat is that there are third parties or compelling evidence that can corroberate the abuse and, unfortunately, that’s why so many cops get away with their abuse of power. The only third parties are other cops who aren’t about to inform on one of their own and any compelling evidence would either be suppressed or destroyed.

  • dunce

    Many of the bad apples move to another state, county, or city and their bad record is left behind and sealed. Some seek the job because of there penchant for bullying people in an authoritative position. Displaying the same behavior without a badge and a gun would get their nose broken. A nation wide data base accessible by the public would help people decide whether or not to sue and convince a lawyer to take their case. A Vegas cop was cleared after emptying his 14 round clip on an unarmed man because he thought he was reaching for a gun on a busy street, at least he should have been forced to target practice.

    • Scott in SC

      Just to clarify, it’s not a clip, it’s a magazine.

      • independent thinker

        while technecally you are correct the terms have been used interchangebaly for so long even experienced gun writers occasionaly make the mistake.

      • JeffH

        Scott in SC, who cares? Anyone familiar with magazine fed firearms understands what a “clip”(gun slang)is. Mags, clips, magazines…they all have the same meaning in the world of firearms.

  • Mr. Smith

    I am amazed that of all the comments here not one was pro-law enforcement! Unfortunately, my comment is NOT going to be for law enforcement either.

    There are some good law enforcement officers out there, however among many other problems they are overshadowed by a corrupt system. Law enforcement day in and day out has to deal with some of the stupidest most corrupt people in our society, some of them they arrest – some of them they work for. In an environment like that, is it any wonder that a typical officer develops what I call an “us and them” attitude? After a while, even a good cop can begin to think that everyone that he or she comes into contact with professionally is an idiot.

    Most cops are good people that want to be a hero, someone that is strong enough to stand up to evildoers. And it used to be that law enforcement was allowed to be a hero, nowadays they are required to call for backup to help an old lady across the street (after all she could be a terrorist luring the cop into a trap). The fact is that statistically the person that collects your garbage is in more mortal peril than a typical law enforcement officer.

    An excellent link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8z7NC5sgik
    He talks fast, listen carefully

  • the big easy

    I was walking back from one of the Mardi Gras parades,I went into one of those covered parking spaces to relieve myself,from one too many drinks,upon coming out of the space a cop came up and asked what I was doing,I told him the truth,then he said he wanted to search me,while he had his hands in my pockets,he asked me ‘what if I found drugs in your pockets’,so I told him that if he came up with drugs in my pockets that ‘he put them there’.I don’t know if it was that,or if he was just trying to rattle me,but he let me go.They all try to intimidate the people they stop,for what ever.They now have the attitude that you are presumed guilty until proven innocent.The cops here can be without mercy.Just look at the news,after the Katrina storm.

  • Andy

    I had such a horrible experience with law enforcement and the court system in N.C. that I will never again trust the “law”. My case had already been decided BEFORE I went through 3 lawyers and spent $20,000+ in legal fees. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t being heard as I was the aggrieved party. However, eventually I caught on after hearing my second lawyer talking to the opposing attorney about how she “loved to play the game” and finally, my third lawyer actually told me that “money had changed hands” so I should just fold and go home. The city sheriff left by way of the back door when I attempted to talk with him about the deputies that kept coming to my home to harrass me. Bottom line, just do everything you can to keep off the “unlawful” radar.

  • http://www.cindynel.co.za peter

    At least some cops (maybe very few) are legit and respectable which is more than one can say about politicians, banksters and lawyers. Is there actually such an animal as an honest politician, bankster or lawyer? Really! now please be completely honest. These folks along with some economists deal in untruths for some devious reason or other. It should become uncomfortable when lying becomes normal, but it doesn’t seem to phase some, but then it is wise to remember that the bigger the lie, the more believable it is – courtesy of some infamous German I believe, can’t remember his name though. Perhaps our leaders caught onto that one and it seems they use it pretty effectively. If the top echelon is corrupt then why should the cops not be exactly the same?

    • flajim

      Josef Goebbels.

  • Incredulous1

    “To Serve and Protect” has become “To Harass and Collect.” No one, NO ONE, is looked upon as “an innocent citizen” any more. Everyone, in the minds of most cops, is guilty of something and they feel their job is to find out what YOU are guilty of today. They are bullies-with-a-badge and revenue collectors. I refuse to watch any “cop show” on TV because all they do is glorify tyranny.

    • ACTOR44

      You mentioned innocent, this implies a crime was committed but the wrong person has been accused. there are thousands of people in prisons for crimes they are not only innocent of but never occured. Cops LIE!

  • T. Jefferson

    Now I know where to list the abuse when I witness it.

  • Brandon

    The only good cop is a dead cop. Not a threat. Just a statement of fact.

    • Thor

      Such an attitude may deprive you of the chance to grow up.

    • Barb

      That is why police officers respond they way they do, they NEVER know who wants them dead! There are plenty of bad cops, but the are still very good police officers who usually are punished for doing their job.
      Most large city police department heads are policticians and that is the problem!

      • JAVAMANN

        Nothing new here.
        SERPICO!

  • Diane Sutton

    Some 200 or so years ago, we had keepers of the peace. There were peace officers. If someone was getting beat up in a bar the peace keepers settled the argument. And they usually knew the guys personally.They formed a local posse for the really bad guys. Now we have law officers. They keep the law and they don’t care about keeping the peace. Since I don’t like most of the laws anyway. These guys are a waste. And now they have been given too much power, have abused that power and are now abusive. Where I live the firemen are volunteers. I think we need to have volunteer peace keepers. And no law officers. This would also save money. My family has been a victim of police brutality twice.

  • Margo

    If you want to witness police abuse, just watch the show “Cops” on tv. You will see all kinds of unnecessary arrests, intimidation and pure arrogance on the part of cops. An example was a cop showing up at party in a student apartment that was a little loud. Instead of questioning the owner of the apartment at the scene, he tells the young black man to follow him. As the young man follows, he asks the police office, “Where am I going?” The response is essentially, shut up and just follow or you will be arrested.

    As a black man, who knows what can happen when you are in the hands of police and there are no witnesses, the young man is understandably afraid to be taken away from an area where there are witnesses. One of his friends follows, to make sure the friend who is being led away is all right.

    In the end, after taking the young man away, intimidating him, and not allowing the young man to ask any questions, he is allowed to go. His friend who had followed walks away with him and mutters something under his breath about cops. For that, the cop arrests the friend, puts him in the police car and drives away. I dread to think what happened to that young man.

    One of the most frequent charges police use against citizens is “resisting arrest”. Anything you do, from asking questions, to trying to state your rights can be considered “resisting arrest”.

    • Scott in SC

      Other bogus charges are disturbing the peace and interfering with an investigation.
      Concerning the “Cops” show, you only see what makes the cut not the stuff deemed too graphic. And these cops know they are being filmed.

  • http://priscillaking.blogspot.com Priscilla King

    I don’t think I’ve personally met a bad cop (yet), but every society needs someone to guard the guardians…

  • Den Bob

    There are bad cops, bad doctors, bad teachers, bad priests and the list goes on. Of those only bad cops can put you in jail.

    There was time when children were taught that the policeman is your friend. Today, we are advised never to say anything if detained, nor to talk to the police, even casually. When a cop asks if you would submit to a search your car, ALWAYS say no. If they ask if you have something to hide simply say that “My attorney would have a cow.” AND, never let them into your home “just to talk” unless accompanied by a warrant.

  • http://www.PappyMart.com John David Hanna

    The problem is that police are allowed to keep the booty they collect from you.
    They are big in the gun and car market and somehow the impounded equipment gets into their hands and is sold tax free for personal benefit.
    When people are screwing you over they are often nasty and disrespectful.
    That’s why they are searching and badgering everyone they meet – anything they can shake off they keep. Well, searching tax payers.

  • manuel a

    you should go and sit in your local cities court room ya i know low income people get in trouble but when you get railroaded for being poor is nonsence , like where i live you get in trouble and you try to make arangement to pay your fines and what not but because you dont have the money to pay your fine there on the spot they charge you another 25 dollars to put you on a payment plan & god forbid you have to take classes for something then they charge you and arm and leg and wont even deal with you unless you have the money ,then if you are on a disability or any thing like that and have to talk with the judge he or she will say they dont care if you go homeless ect as long as you pay the court what they have imposed on you and thats even if you try to make arangements to pay it. and that goes for any race thats poor, just depends where you live if you live where there is more whites then thats what youll see in court same as if your black mexican or what ever if that race is the main race in that state, town ect thats what youll find in the courts so when people get in trouble and try to pay for them messing we shouldnt get fined even more for being poor. and they wonder why people dont like them.

    • Seeker1212

      It’s really sad, because persons caught up in the cycle of simple offense, are used by the system as Cash Cows. The judge could just as easily have you work off the fines, but then they would be short changing their coffers.

      The only defense is moving away from that area

  • chuckb

    where i live we have very little if any problem with police, however our minority population is very small at this time. we have had an influx of illegals and the drug problem immediately jumped, they are trying to out murder each other.
    the police in the larger cities have a lot of trouble with the blank gangs and that’s where the constant problem of police brutality accusations come from. if you ever encountered this problem, then you may understand the frustrations police have., rodney king is a prime example, this guy is and was total scum, he had many run ins with the police and the police are human and they reach a breaking point and then the media gets in the act and unscrupulous attorneys, this is big money and the black activists know this is a gravy train.
    in my life i have found police to be very polite and business like and very few otherwise, i found the hiway patrol to be the biggest offenders. these people seem to think they are in a different world and you are a subservient.

    • UWorlds1

      Leave it up to one person to bring up race…the truth is the police are out of control. It doesn’t matter were you live or what color you are.

      • Seeker1212

        Amen Uworlds1.
        What we need is less police and more “Stand Your ground states”.
        Let’s face it, the only time you see a cop is if your speeding, and the reason for the drop in crime, is more people own guns.

  • http://personalliberty.com/2012/05/23/cato-to-track-bad-cops/?eiid= DocnChaos

    Absolute Power corrupts, Absolitely!

  • Rebecca

    There are good police officers and bad police officers. There are good doctors and bad doctors. There are good (very few) politicians and bad politicians, good teachers and bad teachers. Anywhere you go there are good and bad. But to stereo-type all police officers as being “bad” and “lazy” and “dishonest” is just plain ignorant.

    My signficant other is a police officer and has been for 25 years. He is kind and compassionate. He helps people in his district in all kinds of ways. We live in a small community and he is very well known and liked. Wherever I go, church, shopping, sporting events and schools people stop me and tell me how much they think of my policeman. So please stop lumping together those like my loved one with the corrupt. We know they are out there but not all are the same.

  • Bert Cundle Sr.

    Abolish the Penal Code & Criminal Courts + Convert the Vehicle Code to Support the CIVIL Code… And that will be the Basic Structure for Civility!

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Damright it’s time to monitor ‘bad’ cops, particularly since the war on drugs has led to profiteering by cops, taking whatever cash or other property with no charges, warrants or squat, because it “might be” from drug sales. Basically it’s become robbery hiding behind a badge, in some counties arcoss America. If you’re out of state, beware, you too could be ‘robbed’ by a cop.

    • LYLE Y.

      I HAD PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE BACK OF MY HOUSE, MY WIFE WORKS NIGHT’S, SO I DID THE RESPONSIBLE THING, BEING I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD BOY, SLEEPING.THEY THREATENED TO KILL ME , MY SON, AND DO HORRIBLE THINGS TO MY SON AND WIFE. IT HAPPENED AROUND 3 AM 3 NIGHTS IN A ROW.THEY TOLD ME THEY DIDNT CATCH ANYONE, AND I CANT KEEP CALLING, THEY WONT KEEP COMING OUT TO MY HOUSE AT 3AM, I SAID ITS NOT MY FAULT , YOU DIDN’T CATCH ANYONE.THEN THE NEXT DAY I WENT TO MY SISTERS TO TRY TO GET SOME SLEEP, AWAY FROM MY HOUSE, I DIDNT HEAR ANY 1, NO THREATS, AND SLEPT 5 HOURS…THEN THE NEXT DAY THE POLICE WENT TO MY PARENTS HOUSE, MIND YOU IM 41 YEARS OLD..THEY ASK MY PARENTS TO ASK ME TO BE LOOKED AT?THEY SAID THEY REFUSED TO COME TO MY HOUSE, BECAUSE I MIGHT THINK THEY ARE THE ENEMY?AND THEY DIDNT WANT NO ONE TO GET KILLED.THEY TOLD MY PARENTS THEY BELIEVE IM HAVING PTSD FROM THE WAR, AND MY PAST.SO I WENT AND GOT LOOKED AT , LIKE THE PD ASKED OF ME, AND THE DOCTOR SAID IF IT WAS ALL IN MY MIND , I WOULD HAVE HEARD THOSE THREATS AT MY SISTERS AS WELL.AND SAID JUST BECAUSE THEY DIDNT CATCH ANYONE , DIDN’T MEAN THEY WEREN’T THERE…SO THEY WERE GONE TO SEND ME HOME, WITH A GOOD SLEEPING MED, BECAUSE AT THIS POINT I ONLY SLEPT 5 HOURS IN LIKE 100+ HOURS, THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD SLEEP , WHILE SOME1 WAS OUT SIDE MY BEDROOM, IN THE BACK OF MY HOUSE,THREATENING TO KILL ME, AND MY 5 YEAR OLD.WELL BEFORE I WAS SENT HOME , EVEN I WAS SEEN , LIKE THE PD ASKED OF ME THROUGH MY PARENTS, THEY DROVE 30 MINUTES TO THE HOSPITAL, TO FIGHT TO GET ME ADDMITTED. SO OUTSIDE MY ER ROOM , THE DOCTOR AND MY HOMETOWN PD , ARGUED, AND BECAUSE THE DOCTOR FOUGHT ON MY SIDE, AND MADE THEM ANGRY, I JUST TOLD HIM ,ILL SIGN IN TO BE ADDMITTED IF THATS WHAT THEY REALLY WANT, EVEN THAT WAS NOT WHAT THEY ASKED MY PARENT’S FOR ME TO DO..EVEN MY MOTHER WAS SHOCKED AT THE TURN OF EVENTS. SO THEN THE PD WAS MAD , AND TRIED TO RUIN MY FAMILY, I DONT BELIEVE THAT THERE SUPPOSED TO BE VINDICTIVE, BUT IN THIS CASE , YES, THE NEXT DAY THEY CALLED CHILDREN AND YOUTH , AND TRIED TO MESS UP MY FAMILY, MY WIFE HAD TO STOP WORKING TO RAISE MY SON IN MY ABSENSE,TO WATCH MY SON UNTIL I CAME BACK HOME, WHICH WAS 5 DAYS LATER.THEN CHILDREN AND YOUTH CAME TO OUR HOUSE, TOLD MY WIFE NOT TO GO BACK TO WORK UNTIL , SHE WAS SURE THE MEDS THEY PUT ME ON , WHERE WORKING. MIND YOU , I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM FROM THE START, BESIDES CALLING THE PD FOR HELP..WHAT A HUGE MISTAKE. I WILL NEVER FEEL LIKE IM ABLE TO CALL 911 AGAIN. AFTER WHAT THEY DID TO ME AND MY FAMILY,MY WIFE ALMOST LOST HER JOB, WERE STILL TRYING TO GET CAUGT BACK UP. ITS LIKE THEY INTENTIONALLY TRIED TO RUIN MY LIFE , BECAUSE THE DOCTOR DIDNT WANT TO ADMIT ME, AND SINCE THEY WERE BOTHERED TO GO THERE AND FIGHT FOR ME TO GET ADMITTED, THEY TOOK REVENGE ON MY FAMILY, TRIED TO GET MY SON TAKEN, WHO I CARRIED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL 12 HOURS AFTER HE WAS BORN, AND NEVER LEFT HIS SIDE, IV’E BEEN RAISING HIM SINCE DAY ONE. HE IS NOW GONNA BE 6 YEARS OLD. WE HAD TO GO THROUGH UNIM, AND STILL MY WIFE ALMOST LOST HER JOB. I HAVE BLEEDING LUNGS AND HEART SURGERY,SO IM RETIRED DUE TO MEDICAL PROBLEMS, FROM FIGHTING FOR THIS COUNTRY, ALMOST 9 YEARS OVERSEAS. BUT BEING SICK , ALLOWED ME TO RAISE MY SON, SO TO ME IT’S A BLESSING IN DEQUISE..MY SON IS THE GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO ME. I DONT KNOW HOW ANYONE COULD NOT RAISE THEIR KIDS OR CARE???IVE NEVER KNEW THIS KIND OF LOVE, THAT FROM YOUR KID, WHEN I CALLED HIM FROM THE HOSPITAL, MIND YOU HE’S NEVER BEEN AWAY FROM ME, HE SAID DADDY , PLS COME HOME, I CANT BREATH WITHOUT YOU, I HAD TO LOCK MYSELF IN THE BATHROON, AND CRY,ALL THIS BECAUSE I TRIED TO DO THE RESPONSIBLE THING, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED. I WOULD HAVE NEVER CALLED THE PD , IF I DIDNT HAVE A SON, I WOULD HAVE BURST OUT OF THE DOOR, I DONT PUT UP WITH THREATS , AT HOME OR ABROAD. BUT THEN AGAIN , ITS NOT JUST MY LIFE NOW, I NEED TO PROTECT MY BOY. MY PARENTS SAID THAT THE PD LIED TO THEM , JUST TO GET ME AWAY FROM MY HOUSE, BECAUSE THEY KNOW MY PAST HISTORY, TRAINING, SNIPER SCHOOL, ECT, ECT, ALSO I HAD MORE EQUIPMENT THEN THEM, LIKE BODY ARMOR, VESTS, NIGHT VISION GOGGLES, TACTICAL WEAPONS, SO BECAUSE I ENJOY MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, THEY LIED, AND DAM NEAR DESTROYED MY FAMILY,MY WIFE AND I ARE PROBABLY GONNA GET A DIVORSE,THANK GOD THEY CLOSED THE CASE SAYING IT COULD BE DANGEROUS FOR MY SON , BECAUSE I HAVE GUNS, WOW, I KEEP THEM SECURE AND LOCKED UP SAFELY. THIS WHOLE THING IS A MISUSE OF POWER, BEING VINDICTIVE, ABUSIVE, TAKING REVENGE ON ME, AND MY FAMILY. BECAUSE A DOCTOR DIDN’T WANT TO ADMIT ME, BECAUSE THEY DIDNT CATCH ANYONE. BY THE WAY THEY WOULDN’T ACCEPT THE FACT THAT THEY COULDN’T CATCH SOMEONE, LIKE THEIR TO GOOD FOR THAT TO EVER HAPPEN, NO ONE CAN ESCAPE THEM, LOL..NOW I WILL NEVER CALL THE COPS AGAIN, HOW COULD I EVER TRUST THEIR MOTIVE. I AM STILL SUFFERING BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY DID….AND THIS IS WHAT OUR TAXES PAY FOR?WHAT A JOKE..EVIL , VENDICTIVE, COPS, TAKING REVENGE ON AN INNOCENT FAMILY, TRYING TO DIVIDE US….I DONT TRUST THE POLICE NOW, AND I NEVER WILL….TO GOD I PRAY NO ONE COMES BACK HERE TO THREATEN MY FAMILY’S LIFE, BECAUSE IT’S GONNA TAKE SOMEONE TO DIE , BEFORE THE PD DOES ANYTHING, THEN ,AND ONLY THEN WILL THEY SEE THEY WERE WRONG, AND THE SHIT OF IT IS, ILL PROBABLY BE THE ONE DEAD…

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