Friday, July 16, 2010
The thugs with badges strikes again!
"Two police are off the force and a rural Georgia teacher is threatening to sue after she says she called police to her home and ended up getting zapped repeatedly with a stun gun." Smh
Three Philadelphia police officers were caught after plotting with drug dealers and staged a traffic stop.
The plan consisted of a scheme to steal $15,000 worth of heroin from a supplier and sell it to citizens of Philadelphia.
Officers Mark Williams, James Venziale and Robert Snyder were all convicted on a 14-count indictment Tuesday, along with three suspected drug dealers.
The plan unfolded for the officers when they tried to sell the 300 grams of heroin to an undercover federal agent.
The police officers and two drug dealers were arrested for the crime and so was the wife of one of the officers. Snyder's wife Christal, is the only one not being held in custody right now from all those arrested.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said he would quickly begin the process of terminating them.
The FBI were still on the hunt as of Tuesday for Miguel Santiago who is suspected of being one of the drug suppliers. The 39 year old Philadelphia resident will be the lone defendant in the trial that will not have a conspiracy charge against him.
NEW ORLEANS -- Three police officers charged in the killing of two unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina and a cover-up that followed pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.
Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and Officer Anthony Villavaso stood before a federal magistrate in green prison garb, shackled at the waist and ankles. They will remain jailed at least until a hearing Friday. A tentative trial date is set for Sept. 13.
Magistrate Louis Moore Jr. read the counts - 13 against Bowen, 11 against Gisevius and 10 against Villavaso. Former officer Robert Faulcon made his initial court appearance Tuesday in Texas, where he was arrested, but has not entered a plea.
The charges against the four carry a maximum sentence of life in prison or the death penalty, although U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said the Justice Department hasn't decided whether to seek the latter punishment.
The family of two victims - Ronald Madison, who was killed, and his brother, Lance, who survived - sat in the front row of the packed courtroom. Gisevius cried quietly as he stood with his lawyer.
"We'll be able to pick this indictment apart," said Frank DeSalvo, Bowen's lawyer. "There is a lot of fantasy there."
Bowen, Gisevius and Villavaso were suspended without pay after the indictments were released Tuesday, NOPD spokesman Bob Young said on Wednesday.
Five former officers already have pleaded guilty to charges they helped cover up the shootings. Prosecutors have said police fabricated witnesses, falsified reports and plotted to plant a gun to make it appear that the shootings were justified.
The shootings at the Danziger Bridge happened Sept. 4, 2005, six days after Hurricane Katrina smashed levees and left the city flooded and in chaos. Bodies floated in filthy flood waters. There were reports of looting and gunshots rang out throughout the blacked-out city.
It was in this backdrop that police, desperate to regain control, were called about 9 a.m. that morning after reports of gunfire at the bridge.
Seven heavily armed New Orleans police officers stormed the bridge. Prosecutors said they shot at the first people they saw, people they say were crossing the bridge to find food.
When it was over, two men were dead and four others lay wounded on the hot concrete.
Oakland, CA: No Money, No Cops, No Clue.
Oakland, California is a good example of how hypocritical race-baiting can turn a city into a lawless, penniless, arrogant, irresponsible blame-thrower. Tonight, Oakland will devolve into even more chaos.
The latest chapter in the total decay of this rotted racist community will take place tonight at midnight. 80 police officers, a tenth of the police force, will be laid off due to deep budget cuts in one of the most crime-ridden cities in the country
Oakland Police have charges pending, some felonies, against more than 80 people for rioting and looting after the verdict of police officer Johannes Mehserle’s trial.
There were approximately 1,000 people trashing and thieving downtown Oakland that night however….so Oakland police are now asking the public for help?
Have you seen our looters
If you ask me we're better off without the thugs with badges.