Monday, February 9th, 2009
Normally, I’d stick up for people whose names were publicized on mere allegations of impropriety. But given that this is the same city that seizes the cars of suspected Johns before they’re ever convicted, I find it hard to conjure up much sympathy when the names of cops suspected of racial profiling get leaked to the public.
NOPD is an absolute mess.
Police in Salinas, California open fire on an unarmed couple after apparently mistaking a wallet for a gun during a routine traffic stop.
Memphis cop convicted of shaking down drug dealers to fund his dream of opening a record company. He had plenty of help within the department.
Former sheriff convicted of using his authority to commit sexual assault. The most amazing comment comes from the U.S. attorney prosecuting him, who according to the article said, “he did not oppose Keating’s remaining free until the sentencing because this crime and other alleged misdeeds happened when he was acting as the sheriff.” Got that? He should get leniency because he used to be the sheriff.
I’ll just quote Jonathan Turley’s headline: “Police officer drives after drinking, crashes into fountain, flees the scene of an accident, abandons car with gun inside, and then lies to police . . . and is charged with criminal damage.”