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post #316 of 6095
Honestly, I don't know why they send these guys undercover anymore. I hear so many stories of how these guys end up going native and causing all kinds of mayhem. The Rampart scandal in LA started with guys who were undercover in gangs.
post #317 of 6095
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Honestly, I don't know why they send these guys undercover anymore. I hear so many stories of how these guys end up going native and causing all kinds of mayhem. The Rampart scandal in LA started with guys who were undercover in gangs.

There are also real entrapment issues. Some times these guys actually create real crime problems. As an example, the ATF had undercover agents for a cigarette smuggling ring. When it ended, the only person they busted was an ATF agent who started smuggling.
post #318 of 6095

The crazy bint who drove her car into the Capitol and was shot to death did not hit the cop car. The pig was driving like a maniac and smashed into the barricades himself.
post #319 of 6095
http://www.justice.gov/marshals/history/roll_call.htm
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History - Roll Call

On January 11, 1794, Robert Forsyth, U.S. Marshal for the District of Georgia, was shot and killed while attempting to serve civil papers. He was the first law enforcement officer in the United States of America to be killed in the line of duty.
Since then, over 200 federal Marshals, Deputy Marshals, Special Deputy Marshals and Marshals guards have given their lives in service to their nation. We honor their memory and their sacrifice.
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Edward Gorsuch PosseSeptember 11, 1851
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Posseman Edward Gorsuch was shot and killed near Christiana, Pennsylvania, in an incident that became known as the Christiana Riots.

He had been deputized by a deputy marshal to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act of 1851 in an attempt to capture two escaped slaves from Maryland. After reading the arrest warrant at the home an alarm was sounded and a group of local Quakers surrounded the posse. A shot was fired by one of the sides that prompted several more shots to be fired. Posseman Gorsuch was killed. The deputy marshal and three other posse members were wounded.

Posseman Gorsuch had been deputized by the United States Marshals Service two days earlier to assist with serving the warrant. He is buried in the Gorsuch family Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/20305-posseman-edward-gorsuch#ixzz2hKeDk1aX

All that matters is what team you're on.
post #320 of 6095
post #321 of 6095
A true injustice!

http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/LAPD-officer-charged-in-arrest-that-turned-fatal-4885050.php

This poor LAPD officer has been suspended without pay! She hasn't been convicted of anything yet. And we all know of LAPD's exemplary record.

"LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer was charged with assault Thursday for allegedly kicking a woman seven times in the groin, abdomen and upper thigh during an arrest in which the woman ultimately died, her attorney said.

Officer Mary O'Callaghan, an 18-year veteran, was charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with felony assault under color of authority, lawyer Robert Rico said.

"She's never had a sustained complaint of this type for anything," Rico said. "She has an exemplary record and she's shocked by the decision of the DA's office to file these allegations and looks forward to proving her innocence in court."

O'Callaghan, 48, faces arraignment Tuesday and has been relieved of duty without pay pending an administrative hearing.

The Police Commission, a civilian oversight board, reviewed the July 22, 2012, incident and issued a report concluding that O'Callaghan used unreasonable force on Alesia Thomas, 35, when she was restrained and in the backseat of a cruiser.

The report contained a detailed description of the incident, which was also caught on a police car camera. The department has not released the videotape of the incident and denied a request for a copy from The Associated Press, citing the ongoing investigation.
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post #322 of 6095
"Officer Mary O'Callaghan, an 18-year veteran, was charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with felony assault under color of authority, lawyer Robert Rico said.'

Felony assault under color of authority. Hmmm that's sounds like an act where one could retaliate with lethal force in a legitimate self defense case. Of course we all know how well that would work in the real world. Of course I think a murder charge is what she should be looking at.
post #323 of 6095
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Honestly, I don't know why they send these guys undercover anymore. I hear so many stories of how these guys end up going native and causing all kinds of mayhem. The Rampart scandal in LA started with guys who were undercover in gangs.

To be fair to the NYPD, it sounds like this guy was an undercover cop, but he wasn't undercover investigating the motorcycle gang...he was just part of the motorcycle gang in his free time.

Whether or not he should continue being a cop after showing his lack of judgement is another question.
post #324 of 6095
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"She's never had a sustained complaint of this type for anything," Rico said

So she's had complaints of this type, they've never been sustained. And she's had complaints of other types that have been sustained.
post #325 of 6095
post #326 of 6095
What a piece of shit that cop is.
post #327 of 6095
Don't let a few hundred thousand bad apples spoil the bunch.
post #328 of 6095

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/us-usa-pepperspray-california-idUSBRE99N02M20131024
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California cop who pepper-sprayed student protesters awarded $38,000

(Reuters) - A former University of California policeman who stirred public outrage by pepper-spraying peaceful student protesters has been awarded $38,000 in worker's compensation for psychiatric damage he claimed to have suffered from the 2011 incident, the university said on Wednesday.

Then-campus police Lieutenant John Pike came to symbolize law enforcement aggression against anti-Wall Street protests at the time when video footage widely aired on TV and the Internet showed him casually dousing demonstrators in the face with a can of pepper spray as they sat on the ground.

Pike was suspended from his job at UC Davis and ultimately left the force in July 2012, but university officials did not disclose the circumstances of his departure.

A scathing 190-page report on the incident found that university officials and UC Davis police used poor judgment and excessive force in the confrontation. And the incident was widely mocked in satirical messages posted on the Internet in which still photos of Pike wielding his pepper spray were inserted into famed works or art or pop culture images.

The university last fall agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of the 21 students who got sprayed and later reported suffering panic attacks, trauma and academic problems as a result.

In June of this year, Pike himself filed a worker's compensation claim with UC Davis over the incident, saying he suffered unspecified psychiatric and nervous system damage, though the document did not explain how he claimed to have been harmed, records show.

On October 16, the state Division of Workers Compensation Appeals Board agreed to resolve his claim by paying him a settlement totaling $38,055, UC Davis spokesman Andy Fell said on Wednesday.

"This case has been resolved in accordance with state law and processes on workers' compensation," Fell said in a written statement. "The final resolution is in line with permanent impairment as calculated by the state's disability evaluation unit."

Fell said he was not at liberty to elaborate on Pike's claim or the circumstances behind it.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Pike had earned more than $110,000 from his job in 2010, citing a database of state worker salaries from the last year for which figures are available.

The newspaper said he had received more than 17,000 angry or threatening emails, 10,000 text messages and hundreds of letters after the video of the pepper-spraying went viral.

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi had asked prosecutors to look into possible criminal charges against the police officers involved in the pepper-spraying. But the Yolo County District Attorney's office determined there were no grounds on which to bring a case.

I wish I could assault 21 people and get paid $38k. That's almost 2 grand per head. Not bad work if you can get it.
post #329 of 6095
He was making $110k per year. And they got $30k each for being pepper sprayed while obstructing police officers.

California's nuts. The whole rotten state is going to collapse in 20 years.
post #330 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/us-usa-pepperspray-california-idUSBRE99N02M20131024
I wish I could assault 21 people and get paid $38k. That's almost 2 grand per head. Not bad work if you can get it.

Don't forget, he got ~70k in salary for not working for 7-8 months while on administrative leave before they actually got rid of him.

edit: And there's the part where he wasn't authorized to carry/use that weapon...and was using it below the directed "safe" range.
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