‘The protocol normally followed before executing a search warrant calls for investigators to scout out the location prior to the search. That was not done in this case.
“That’s the kind of mistakes we can’t afford to make,” Nickson said.’
no mention of accountability… he talks as if they delivered the mail to the wrong address!
re the girl raped in prison- I’ve talked to numerous female prisoners in jails and prisons- guards abusing prisoners was mentioned a few times and it was always just an after the fact thing. They would mention sanctions brought against them because they witnessed a rape. There’s no way they’ll come forward and testify if their miserable situation is going to be made MUCH worse… It’s easy to shuffle inmates around to other facilities, also.
Most people aren’t outraged by prison abuse. Anyone listening to morning radio may exposed to prison rape jokes from comedians and jocks… These aren’t sympathetic victims, EXCEPT that most are in prison for non-violent, victimless crimes.
A commenter is quoted in the first puppycide link:
Here’s what sagman13 said:
“I suppose the cops should have let the dog maul him to pieces. Then the rest of the cops should never attempt to arrest anyone again.”
We are talking about a 10 year old black lab!!! They are one of the friendliest breeds on the planet. If an officer cannot cope with a black lab, he is probably terrified of ‘things that go bump in the night.’
Whew! Well, at least they got that dime bag off the street when they found the correct address! We can all sleep better now.
Let me get this straight, they don’t know where they’re going, don’t bother to check the address, then just barge in through an unlocked door and start hand cuffing people?
And that’s a ‘mistake’? No, that’s criminal trespassing. Delivering mail to the wrong house is a mistake.
Well, those people that called the cops on their sister’s boyfriend will never make THAT mistake again. Here’s my favorite part: “He got hysterical and screamed at the officers, who pulled out their Tasers and warned him to back off, Darrey said.”
Ruling in Danville case limits scope of police authority
“Government officials, such as police officers, should benefit from immunity where ‘it is necessary to preserve their ability to serve the public good,’” [Chief U.S. District Judge] Goodwin wrote, quoting an earlier case. “Where a police officer acts outside the scope of his authority, however, the rationale behind the qualified immunity defense falls away.”
However, in defense of this LEO, he seems to have the mentality and qualifications to be a cop in Rural, USA:
“Jarrett, 37, graduated from Scott High in 1991, and joined the Navy. Less than two years later, he received a “less than honorable” discharge after he was court-martialed for using LSD.
He worked as an EMT in Cleveland until Cuyahoga Ambulance’s insurance company wouldn’t carry him after too many speeding tickets. Over the next 15 years, he hauled coal and logs in big trucks, and drove heavy machinery for a variety of coal companies.
He quit his job as a heavy equipment operator for Independence Coal Co. in 2005 after ‘they pissed me off’ by writing him up for running out of fuel in a dozer.
He began his $6.50-an-hour job with the Danville Police Department on Aug. 1, 2008, and spent the first few days practicing filling out reports with Chief Boehm. Boehm gave Jarrett a copy of the department’s policy and procedures manual, had him ride along for a couple of days, then ‘turned him loose’ to work by himself, according to Boehm.”
Further adventures in qualified immunity.
Insert standard obscentity and profanity filled rant about the privileges and immunities of government officials here (When is the Eliot Spitzer money laundering trial anyway?).
If y’all will allow me to timidly stray off the equal rights for everybody, regardless of race, creed, national origin, gender or sexual preference for a second here –
WHO THE FUCK THOUGHT HAVING MALE GUARDS IN FEMALE PRISONS A GOOD IDEA?
Puppycides – Thank you officers for reaffirming my belief that most of you are really nothing more than yellow coward pussies at heart. Without your guns, badges, and other fancy deadly toys…well…you’re just yet another pencil dicked high school bully with teeny weeny peeny syndrome. The good news? The suicide rate among your fellow brethren is off the charts. Cheers.
Inspiration! That was great! There’s a good reason you don’t see martial artists trying to break plywood. There really are things that you can’t do, regardless of how inspired or persistent you are!
Michael not Mann |
May 23rd, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Not more video of O’Reilly and Krauthammer.
Michael not Mann |
May 23rd, 2010 at 4:40 pm
In these dog shooting incidents, the dogs should be sent to the ME to determine the angle they were killed from. Cops that are lying should get parking meter duty. (They should be fired for public endangerment, but that’s not going to happen.)
The wrong-address raid was at least handled with some sanity, from the report–they didn’t kick the door in, kill the dog, wound the baby because he stood up in his crib with a threatening-looking rattle, and then realize they had the wrong address.
IMO, a SWAT style raid on the wrong address ought to be a career ender, like for a surgeon who amputates the wrong leg. There are too damned many ways someone can get killed in that situation to tolerate dumb mistakes.
I was sort of dismayed to see Holder getting to decide what to do w.r.t. prison rape. Will he tell us that we need to look forward, not backward, and then cover up all evidence of past prison rape?
May 24th, 2010 at 9:42 am
This again. “Puppycide” is flip and diminishing of the offense. How about “Dog Murder” instead? What would happen to Balko’s dog if his home were casually invaded by those Jack-booted Thugs? Or yours or mine?