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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:28 pm

Investigation: Border Patrol Investigations of Agent-Involved Shootings are shoddy
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/border/ ... 84221.html



U.S. Border Patrol agents rarely are held accountable over shootings, and investigations are done in the dark, an Arizona Daily Star investigation has found.

In one case, the newspaper wrote that one agent-involved shooting has remained secret and ongoing for three years
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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:57 am

see link for full story
http://timesleader.com/stories/Former-F ... ion,239518


December 10, 2012


Former Fla. police officer scheduled for execution
By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Manuel Pardo was a decorated Florida police officer before he was fired for lying and turned to life as a vigilante, slaying nine people during a three-month crime spree.

Almost 27 years later, Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night. U.S. Judge Timothy Corrigan denied Pardo’s request for a stay on Monday.

Most of Pardo’s victims were involved with drugs, officials said, and Pardo contended that he was doing the world a favor by killing them.
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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:45 am

Husband Kills TSA Baggage Inspector in Murder Suicide at Cleveland Airport Parking Lot
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ss ... n_mur.html

A bagage inspector for the Transportation Security Administration was fatally shot by her husband Sunday morning in a murder-suicide at the Cleveland airport, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.
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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:50 pm

You say no?
To bad
see link for how bad, eh?

http://colombiareports.com/colombia-new ... o-auc.html



Chiquita tied to Colombian right-wing death squads. And the one-time attorney for Chiquita? Our "esteemed" Attorney General, Eric Holder.

Chiquita under investigation for ties to AUC
Monday, 10 December 2012

Colombia's Prosecutor General will reopen the case against Chiquita Brands International for alleged payments to the former paramilitary group, AUC, local media reported Saturday.

"It is necessary to establish the degree of individual and personal responsibility the directors of Chiquita Brands held in the company's financing of [AUC]," said Colombia's Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre.

The Chiquita Brands case was closed in March because the presiding district attorney concluded that the 13 executives charged with paying the AUC did so against their will.

Montealegre, however, rejected this finding. According to the current Prosecutor General, such large payments lasting such a long period of time, implies the multinational fruit company "were familiar with the situation [paying the paramilitaries] and accepted it...[Chiquita] knew what the money was being used for funding the AUC's military operations."

The testimony of ex-paramilitaries supports Montealegre's position.

A former AUC commander claimed that far from being extortion, it was in fact Chiquita who initiated contact with the AUC. Raul Hasban, another disbanded paramilitary, allegedly produced a list of banana companies that made payments to the AUC. As a result Montealegre has stated he will also investigate these companies.

Chiquita is currently embroiled in a class action lawsuit against a group of Colombian families in the United States. The multinational fruit company is accused of paying the AUC for security services, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians. The lawsuit claims Chiquita allowed paramilitaries to use one of its ports to "ship drugs out and smuggle arms in."

"The plaintiffs in this case lost family members, including sons who were banana workers or their mothers who stood up for their communities, as result of the conduct alleged", said a member of Cohen Milstein, the law firm representing the familes.
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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:00 pm

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http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/12/12/53055.htm







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Mom Says Cops Lied About Fatal Shooting
By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM
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SACRAMENTO (CN) - A Vallejo police officer shot a student to death in broad daylight as he held his hands in the air while making an anti-violence music video, the man's mother claims in court.
Andrea Jarreau-Griffin sued Vallejo and its police Officer Kent Tribble, in Federal Court. She claims Tribble shot her son to death at about 3 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2010.
Her son, Guy Jarreau Jr., "was a community activist, mentor, and student at Napa Valley Community College," the mom says.
"Prior to being shot, he was assisting fellow classmates and friends with the filming of an anti-violence music video."
The complaint does not state why police showed up at the scene of the music video, but the Vallejo Police Department said in a statement that day that officers were responding to a report of "a man brandishing a firearm."
According to the police statement: "Officers arrived on scene at 3:01 p.m. and observed the suspect flee into a nearby alley. The officers confronted the man, who was now holding the firearm.
"In self defense, the officer fired on the suspect, striking him at least once. The suspect was taken via air ambulance to a Bay Area trauma center, where he was later pronounced dead. The identity of the suspect has not been released, pending the notification of next of kin. The 34 year old suspect, a resident of Vallejo, had a criminal history in another state."
But in her complaint, Jarreau-Griffin says that's not what happened.
When Tribble arrived, "Mr. Jarreau was ahead of the film crew, directing them in which say to go. The first officer(s) to arrive at the scene commanded the film crew, as well as Mr. Jarreau, to disperse," the complaint states.
"As Mr. Jarreau and the film crew were following the command(s) of the first officer(s), more officers arrived and commanded the film crew to get on the ground. Mr. Jarreau, on the other hand, was a distance from the film crew and was then blocked off by an unmarked police car, as he was walking in the direction of the alley. Member(s) of the film crew and friends stated that defendant Tribble, who shot Mr. Jarreau, was wearing plain clothing at the time of the incident. Mr. Jarreau was shot as he held his hands in the air, while holding a green cup. The film crew and friends of Mr. Jarreau stated that the officer gave no warning(s), to Mr. Jarreau, prior to firing his weapon.
"At all times relevant herein, defendant Tribble was not wearing a police uniform and was dressed in clothes that a reasonable person would not identify as clothes of a peace officer.
"When defendant Tribble shot Mr. Jarreau, Mr. Jarreau only had a green cup in his hand.
"Mr. Jarreau had his hands in the air, while holding a green cup. The green cup was found at the site of the shooting, as stated by members of the film crew and eyewitnesses.
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Re: How is this bodyguard thing working out for you?

Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:57 pm

see link for full story
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/3 ... 19253.html

Trooper Aaron Huntsman Accused Of Stealing From John Scalesse, Motorcyclist Who Died In Crash

11/30/2012
Aaron Huntsman, an 18-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, is charged with stealing jewelry and cash from the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident.

A Connecticut state trooper is accused of stealing $3,000 worth of jewelry and cash from a man who was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Trooper Aaron Huntsman, 43, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of third-degree larceny, the Associated Press reports. He also faces charges of interfering with police and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, according to Bethwood Patch.

Motorcyclist John Scalesse, 49, died in the accident last September, when he hit the back of a truck with his bike. according to CT Now. Huntsman, who was based out of a Bridgeport, Conn. troop, was among the emergency workers who investigated the crash scene.

After the accident, Scalesse's family reported to police that some clothing, as well jewelry and cash belonging to Scalesse was missing. They ultimately located the clothing, but could not find the jewelry or cash.

Police investigated and found the missing jewelry, which they say Huntsman had not logged into evidence. They also say they found a large amount of cash in Huntsman's police car.
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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:00 pm

see link for full story
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/3 ... 19253.html

Trooper Aaron Huntsman Accused Of Stealing From John Scalesse, Motorcyclist Who Died In Crash

11/30/2012
Aaron Huntsman, an 18-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, is charged with stealing jewelry and cash from the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident.

A Connecticut state trooper is accused of stealing $3,000 worth of jewelry and cash from a man who was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Trooper Aaron Huntsman, 43, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of third-degree larceny, the Associated Press reports. He also faces charges of interfering with police and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, according to Bethwood Patch.

Motorcyclist John Scalesse, 49, died in the accident last September, when he hit the back of a truck with his bike. according to CT Now. Huntsman, who was based out of a Bridgeport, Conn. troop, was among the emergency workers who investigated the crash scene.

After the accident, Scalesse's family reported to police that some clothing, as well jewelry and cash belonging to Scalesse was missing. They ultimately located the clothing, but could not find the jewelry or cash.

Police investigated and found the missing jewelry, which they say Huntsman had not logged into evidence. They also say they found a large amount of cash in Huntsman's police car.
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Re: How is this bodyguard thing working out for you?

Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:18 pm

see link for full story
all funded by your tax dime

http://columbiadailyherald.com/sections ... sting.html



December 13, 2012
Maury deputy charged, fired in Dickson child sex sting

By Ric Bohy

A Maury County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after his arrest Wednesday for Internet solicitation of sex with a minor.

The arrest of Deputy Jackie Sands followed a sting operation conducted by the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department. Sands, who worked the night shift for MCSD, was jailed and bond was set at $15,000.

Maury County Sheriff Enoch George said the 38-year-old Sands, who was hired in November of 2009, was fired immediately after he was charged. The charge is a Class E felony and carries a penalty of at least one year in jail and a maximum of six years. A jury may also assess a fine of up to $3,000.
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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:19 pm

see link for full story
all funded by your tax dime

http://columbiadailyherald.com/sections ... sting.html



December 13, 2012
Maury deputy charged, fired in Dickson child sex sting

By Ric Bohy

A Maury County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after his arrest Wednesday for Internet solicitation of sex with a minor.

The arrest of Deputy Jackie Sands followed a sting operation conducted by the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department. Sands, who worked the night shift for MCSD, was jailed and bond was set at $15,000.

Maury County Sheriff Enoch George said the 38-year-old Sands, who was hired in November of 2009, was fired immediately after he was charged. The charge is a Class E felony and carries a penalty of at least one year in jail and a maximum of six years. A jury may also assess a fine of up to $3,000.
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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:19 pm

Officer Receives Suspended Sentence in UMD Beating Case
James Harrison gets 30 days of home detention
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local ... Kenna.html
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Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:59 pm

WEEKEND SPECIAL
TWO READS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE


1st read

Jenni Rivera crash: Officers allegedly stole items, took graphic photos
December 14, 2012
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2 ... hotos.html


2nd read
see link for full story
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Fur ... 113400.php

Furor over footage of police shooting
Justin Berton
Updated 11:37 am, Thursday, December 13, 2012


A police-cruiser camera captures an officer shooting Ernest Duenez Jr. of Manteca as he exits his car in June 2011.




One day after prosecutors in the Central Valley cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a parolee, attorneys for the man's family released graphic camera footage showing the officer firing 11 bullets into the man, including several that hit him in the back as he rolled on the ground.

Police in Manteca (San Joaquin County) say the officer opened fire after seeing a knife in the man's hand as the suspect got out of a pickup truck, and that a knife was later found in the bed of the vehicle. The family's attorneys countered that the man had been unarmed and trying to surrender when he was shot.
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Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:17 pm

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http://www.policeone.com/corrections/ar ... detention/


December 15, 2012

Officer in Md. student beating to serve detention
All but 30 days was suspended of a year's jail sentence for the former officer
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By Jessica Gresko
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A former police officer will spend 30 days in home detention for beating a University of Maryland student during a rowdy celebration following the school's 2010 basketball victory over Duke, a judge ruled Friday.

James Harrison was sentenced to a year in jail on the assault conviction. All but 30 days was suspended and the judge ordered the former Prince George's County officer to serve those in home detention.

At the center of the case was a video that shows the student half-skipping, half-jogging down the sidewalk and stopping by a police officer on horseback. An officer initially strikes him with a baton, and Harrison runs over later and also hits him. Defense attorneys said during a trial earlier this year that officers were trying to control a riot. Prosecutors described the event as a celebration.

Harrison told the judge he was proud to be a police officer and served for more than 20 years with distinction. He said he didn't agree with the jury's verdict in his case but he accepted it, and he asked the judge for leniency. Harrison's lawyer said the 48-year-old father of eight had already been punished enough, losing his career and becoming estranged from former coworkers.

The student Harrison was convicted of assaulting, John McKenna, who was 21 at the time, also spoke at the 30-minute hearing. He talked about an injury to his head from the beating, which required eight surgical staples to close, and said police officers came looking for a fight, a charge Harrison's lawyer disputed. McKenna said he would have to explain what happened at every job interview he ever goes on.
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Re: How is this bodyguard thing working out for you?

Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:29 pm

see link for how your tax dime was used for racist Taco Bell incident
Do you think a civilian police review board would have given out a $20. fine?
http://www.berkeleycopwatch.org/

December 14, 2012


Deputy fined $20 for leaving drunk man at Taco Bell
The man tried to walk home from restaurant and was killed by a vehicle
http://www.policeone.com/officer-miscon ... Taco-Bell/

Laura Arenschield
The Columbus Dispatch

DELAWARE, Ohio — One of two Delaware County deputies who dropped off an intoxicated Mexican immigrant at a Taco Bell last summer rather than charge the man with drunken driving was fined $20 yesterday for his role in the incident.

The immigrant, Uriel Juarez Popoca, 22, had been picked up along I-71 the night of July 28 by the two deputies and a State Highway Patrol trooper. After the deputies left him at the restaurant, Popoca tried to walk home, was hit by a car and killed.
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Re: THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Postby fruhmenschen » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:36 am

http://southendpress.org/2007/items/87705


When the Prisoners Ran Walpole
A True Story in the Movement for Prison Abolition
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In 1971, Attica’s prison yard massacre shocked the public, prisoners, and political leaders across the United States. Massachusetts residents pledged to prevent such slaughter from ever happening there, and the governor agreed. Thus began a move for reform that eventually led to the prisoners at Walpole’s Massachusetts Correctional Institute winning control of its day-to-day operations.

When the Prisoners Ran Walpole brings this vital history to life, revealing what can happen when there is public will for change and trust that the incarcerated can achieve it. In the months before they took over running the maximum-security facility in 1973, prisoners and outside advocates created programs that sent more prisoners home for good, slowing the turn of the famous revolving door by 23 percent and decreasing Walpole’s population by 15 percent.

When guards protested the changes they saw as choking their livelihoods, finally refusing to run the prison, the prisoners stepped ably into the void—and all-out peace ensued. They shrank the murder rate from the highest in the country to zero. Even more significantly, they worked hard to bury racial antagonism and longstanding feuds so even “lifers” with no hope of going home could find ways to live together, learn, and grow—to regain, finally, the humanity that the system intended to squash.

Critical to the work of prison abolitionists and transitional reformists alike, this groundbreaking history offers a real-life example of a prison solution many see only as theoretical. It not only reminds us why people seek to make prisons obsolete, but also recalls a time when we were much closer to these abolitionist goals.

Jamie Bissonette, co-director of an AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) Criminal Justice Program, wrote her inspiring account with the aid of the complete archives and interviews bestowed to her by the prisoners, outside advocates, and policymakers who created this remarkable history.
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Postby fruhmenschen » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:19 pm

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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/lo ... 27_charges



Mass drug lab chemist indicted on 27 charges

December 17, 2012

Disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan, the woman at the center of state drug lab fiasco, has been indicted on 27 charges, and will face a judge this week, the Attorney General’s office announced.

Authorities have said Dookhan, 35, of Franklin, has admitted to skirting lab protocols and tainting drug evidence — in some cases, turning negative samples into positive ones — over multiple years at the now-shuttered Hinton State Laboratory in Jamaica Plain.
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