If you are a police officer, trooper, etc... that has been disrespected or insulted by another police agency (officer) by not receiving some sort of professional courtesy(aka...he did his job and ticketed you for parking illegally, caught you speeding, etc), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information.
99% of Cops are good public servants. Although they may piss you off when they catch you speeding, they are just doing it to keep the roads safe. But then there are cops like Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Martin who goes apeshit on an EMT for not pulling over fast enough...
See how he pulls up the ambulance's ass? Did you see the car on the shoulder that prevented the ambulance from immediately pulling over? Here's a view from the camera of son of the lady INSIDE THE AMBULANCE being taken to the hospital (she eventually arrived and was released).
Ok. Just like all the other posts in Bad Cops, this cop MAY lose his job. Do you know what he will do? He will go become a police officer somewhere else. When it comes to gross abuse of powers as shown in videos like this and in the rest of the Bad Cops category, these cops should lose their certifications and NEVER BE ALLOWED to be cops again. Just like a lawyer losing his license to practice law, crooked cops should never be allowed to be cops again.
So here's the background. Following up on a tip of 3 white prostitutes in the area, Galveston police saw 12-year-old Dymond Milburn, who is black, in her front yard. Clearly matching the description of a "white prostitute," the cops attempted to arrest her. She then proceeded to dangerously grab a tree, scream for her father, and assaulted narcotics officer, David Roark, (and his flashlight apparently) with her face, eyes, throat and ear drums. Fortunately for them, her face, eyes, throat and ear drums took the majority of the damage and she was hospitalized.
She is now charged with assaulting a police officer. That's some fine police brutality, Lou. Bad Cops just barely beat Shady Law out on this one (the prosecutor's office is clearly in bed with the crooked police department).
Since I am in the process of buying a home, I have been looking into homeowner rights. I found this story: a guy in Florida heard a scream in his garage and saw two cops arresting his wife. He proceeded to kick the shit out of them with their own taser gun and was later arrested for assaulting police. A judge aquitted him on all but one charge (you can't take a cop's weapon from him) because the cops had no right to be in the house (no warrant, no just cause). For the charge he WAS found guilty on, he was let off with time served (8 days).
The Columbia, Missouri Police Department raided the house of Jonathan Whitworth and in the process, shot both of his dogs (killing one of them). They charged him with a misdemeanor for the few ounces of pot and child endangerment for having the pot. I guess shooting dogs in front of his kid is not child endangerment.
I am so glad they locked up another dangerous stoner. /sarcasm off
So the owner of McFearsome had his house broken into in which he had his tv, macbook and xbox 360 stolen. He reported it to the local cops who really weren't interested. Then he found the local pawn shop to which someone tried to sell the macbook and got PICTURES of the kid (seen above). The cops told him to call during the workweek. Then he bought a new xbox 360 and found that someone left him a voicemail bragging that he had stolen his stuff and that he could pay to get it back. Because they used an xbox live account, he had all the kid's contact information AND a voicemail confessing to the crime. He called the Philadelphia cops again...and they hung up on him.
The video below is actually pretty dumb. It is a video of the arrest of some guy who probably threatened to kill someone at a bar the night before (he is charged with "Threat to commit a crime"...which itself begs the question if I were to threaten to threaten to kill someone, would I be in violation?).
What makes this blog-worthy is the fact that a cease and desist order was obtained by the MA State Police to stop the video from being spread over the net (they also threatened websites for just LINKING to the original). As far as I can tell, the police in the video were polite and professional so they should be proud of this footage. But apparently they have something to hide. I guess the only people allowed to video tape cops would be the cameramen from "COPS."
Welcome to the newest category! Bad Cops! I have said many times over that I think that the VAST majority of cops do a wonderful job day in and day out. Then there are assholes like this guy: caught on his own dashmounted camera, planting marijuana on a guy.
BTW - Although I have a lot of articles about shitty cops in Massachusetts, the fact that they are FROM the dim state of MA trumps the fact that they are bad cops.
Update - Thanks to Michelle from Tennessee for notifying me of the latest news that the cop was vindicated of all offenses.
Indiana Police Officer Brian Miller pulled over Jamie Lockard under suspicion of DUI. Although he passed the breathalizer, Brian didn't like him so he arrested detained Jamie, took him to a hospital and forced him to give a urine sample. How do you force someone to give a urine sample? Well you don't do it by running the bathroom faucet.
Oh yeah...he passed that test too so the good officer charged him with obstruction of justice for not having a blood alcohol content over the legal limit...or something like that.
Attention good cops! Get rid of these BAD cops and you won't get grouped in with Bullies like Brian Miller.
Possibly in an attempt to justify their bloated budget, New Castle, Colorado SWAT team raided a home in the middle of the night because of a report that a kid bumped his head. When he was taken to the hospital, the doctor recommended that the kid continue his parents treatment and drink water, take a tylenol and put ice on the bruise. Garfield County Department of Social Services caseworkers admitted the injury may not have been as severe as they claimed to the judge when seeking the order for treatment.
Most of the police I have met are good guys looking to help protect us. A few of them are just bullies. This video is an example of the few cops that give the good ones a bad name. Curtesy of PoliceAbuse.org
Good ways to get arrested in NY include riding a bicycle and taking photographs of the police. But if you REALLY want to piss off NYPD cops like Sgt. Timothy Horhoe (the leader of this Gestapo action), refuse to surrender your Constitutional right protecting unlawful search and seizure and don't show them your identification.
Let me repeat myself for the zillionth time. The vast majority of cops are good cops and their sacrifices are tarnished by a small minority of bad cops. That said, there should be no mercy with respect to bringing down those bad cops.
Kopbusters is a reality show that sets up cops to see if they break the law. Here is a link to the video of them violating the 4th amendment by searching a house growing two christmas trees.
This is a very, very disturbing video. Unfortunately it is easy to jump to a judgement on this one. A student, who's name is ironically Mostafa Tabatabainejad, failed to show id at the campus library and was asked to leave. He refused. The id checker (who is probably another student or an old lady) called campus police and by the time they got there, he had his backpack on and was trying to leave the library. They officers tried to grab his arm (perhaps to escort him out?) at which he yelled, rather girlishly, "GET OFF OF ME!" (I say girlishly because they didn't really do anything to him so far). At that point they tasered him. Personally I think that taser was WAY out of line. But then they tried to get him to stand up and walk out and he refused. So they tasered him again and again until finally he walks out with them. All during this, students are yelling at the cops who were probably scared there would be some sort of riot (unfounded fear...college students of today are pussies compared to the college students of the 60s).
Well, UCLA students are going ape-shit about this. But lets balance the equation a bit.
He didn't have ID.
He refused to leave at first.
He refused to stand up and walk out.
They stopped him from leaving.
They tasered him at the first sign of trouble.
They threatened people asking for their names with tasering.
Asking the cops for their names while they are trying to deal with a situtation (asking a cop for his name while he is tasering someone? shut the fuck up and ask after the situation is dealt with)
Let me once again repeat that I think protesters that burn/deface the American flag are dispicable (and it is possible that karma will get involved), but it is a constitutionally protected right. Well the Buncombe County Sheriff's office just doesn't accept that (or apparently the constitution). So here's the story:
A couple of homeowners hung the American flag upside-down and adorned it with a picture of the President. When asked to remove the flag by deputy Brian Scarborough (violating the first amendment), they did. When asked for their ID (violation of the 4th amendment), they refused and closed the door on the cop. After deputy Brian Scarborough broke down the door (violation of the 4th amendment) he proceded to arrest the husband for resisting arrest. Yet another wonderful example of back-water corrupt police that give good cops a bad name.
Kenneth Holtz, a 20 year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, was fired in 2006 for violating department rules and regulations regarding “respect among members” and “conduct reflecting adversely on the department or employee.” What did he do? He pulled over a fellow cop for drunk driving. So even the good cops hate the bad cops.
Pennsylvania State Police documents show that not only is there a system of monetary reward and punishment for state troopers based upon numeric ticket goals, there is a clear effort to prevent anyone from ever speaking about it. The first rule of a ticket quota is: there is no ticket quota.
Joseph Wheeler was involved in a very serious car accident and woke up in Prince George's Hospital in UPPER MARLBORO, MD. He claims that when he asked for some food from the nurse, she told him he couldn't eat because of his upcoming surgery to remove a cancerous growth. Apparently they mis-identified him. When no explanation of this could convince the hospital, he attempted to leave.
Police responded to a domestic violence call and attempted to arrest Jose and Jason Batista. They proceeded to attack the arresting officer and beat him with his own flashlight. After they were finally arrested, they must have fallen down a lot before they appeared at the court to face charges. Their family is claiming police brutality but if you are dumb enough to attack an officer with his flashlight, there is no such thing as police brutality.
There were two cops involved in the alleged incident, Nick Abrams and Matthew Fargione(who's dad is a longtime friend of the police chief) but it isn't clear in the article who's finger it was that made Lisa so lucky.
A unknown Mount Olive, NJ Police Officer shot a yellow lab twice with his shotgun because it was agressive. He didn't call Wayne County Animal Control. He ignored the pleas of the next door neighbor that the dog wouldn't hurt anyone. Just bang.
Apparently the release of a 67-page report exposing the massive amounts of fraud in Milwaukee didn't sit well with the big wigs of of the city. They recently informed Mike Sandvick, head of the Milwaukee Police Department's five-man Special Investigative Unit, not to send any police to the polling location, essentially ending the function of the group. Sandvick is retiring in protest.
Officer John Ardelean, who killed two people while driving drunk immediately after being videotaped downing 5 shots, had all major charges dropped against him when Cook County Judge Don Panarese protected him from prosecution ruled that his blood alcohol content was inadmissible in court.