Thursday, February 26, 2009

my thoughts

most big cities police departments have an internal affairs department. smaller departments have officers assigned to address citizen complaints.
is the reason this is because police departments know eventually their officers will run amuck. do they purposefully hire and train recruits that have no standards, no moral fiber, no knowledge of basic and fundamental human rights.
i once had an officer say to me " i appoligize for the fact that you feel that way" read that again. how can someone appoligize for how i feel. when i pointed out that what he said made no sense he insisted it did.
im not saying all police officers are bad. but when the police have to police the police something is wrong

beating up a bartender

Study: Police abuse goes unpunished
by Ryan Gallagher April 04, 2007
Off-duty police officer, Anthony Abbate, attacks a female bartender. This incident and others has drawn attention to police brutality rates.

Ryan Gallagher
A relatively small percentage of Chicago officers make up the majority of police abuse complaints filed by citizens from May 2001 to May 2006, according to the study.
More than 10,000 complaints of police abuse were filed with Chicago police between 2002 and 2004, but only 19 resulted in meaningful disciplinary action, a new study asserts.The study argues the Chicago Police Department should not be allowed to police itself. Instead, an independent civilian oversight board should monitor and investigate police abuse reports to ensure accountability for every officer’s conduct. The study was conducted by University of Chicago law professor Craig B. Futterman and the Invisible Institute, a Chicago-based company that works on social justice projects.“The way in which CPD investigates police abuse is a joke,” Futterman said Wednesday. “If the CPD investigated civilian crime in the same way it investigates police abuse, they’d never solve a case.”Though the study is not yet formally released, its results come as the department faces unprecedented scrutiny over incidents of off-duty police being caught on camera physically abusing citizens. Police Superintendent Philip Cline resigned on Monday, and seven officers have been stripped of their police powers while investigations continue. Figures for his study, Futterman said, were provided by the police department in response to a federal civil rights suit alleging police abuse.
Futterman said 85 percent of officers accused of police abuse are not interviewed in person about the incident and are allowed time to corroborate their story with involved parties. He charged the department withholds information from the public.
DENVER – A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.
Family members said 58-year-old bus driver Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Friday night.
Moffett suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He was in serious but stable condition Wednesday.
The Colorado State Patrol issued the citation. Trooper Ryan Sullivan said that despite Moffett's intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.
Moffett had been driving his bus when the two women got off. In the interest of safety, he got out and, together with another passenger, helped the ladies cross.
Moffett's stepson, Ken McDonald, said the driver of the pickup plowed into his stepfather, but not before Moffett pushed the two women out of the way.
When he awoke in intensive care, he learned of the ticket. "His reaction was dazed and confused. I was a little angry," said McDonald.
The other man also was cited for jaywalking, while the pickup driver was cited with careless driving that led to injury. Sullivan said the two elderly women haven't been cited but the investigation is ongoing.
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printed as it came from i called the colorado state patrol and they would not respond and i was forwarded to a group of baboons to make sense of it all

do the police follow the law or even know the law

starting today 2/26/09 i will begin relaying stories of just how ridiculous some police department act. remember when they you used to have "to protect and serve" on the thier cruisers. its not thier anymore they dont protect and they dont serve. dont forget your taxes pay their salaries