Vrede too wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 22, 2023 11:05 am
GoCubsGo wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 18, 2023 10:24 am
So many cops and cop unions are really just armed cults these days.
And most of us are stuck with the "can't live with them and can't live without them" paradox.
O Really wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 18, 2023 11:49 am
And it's way too easy to frighten the citizenry with images of violent crime run rampant.
Cops are the scary rampant criminals:
Judge rules Kansas Highway Patrol ‘waged war on motorists,’ violated constitutional rights
The Kansas Highway Patrol “has waged war on motorists,” a federal judge wrote in a scathing ruling against the agency’s practice of extending car stops in hopes of discovering drugs.
In the order filed Friday, U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil wrote that patrol’s tactics in traffic stops violated the Constitution.
The practice, called the “Kansas two step,” is a maneuver in which troopers at the end of a traffic stop take a couple of steps toward their patrol car before turning around to initiate a voluntary interaction with the driver.
The strategy would buy the patrol extra time to probe for incriminating information or get a drug-sniffing dog to a location.
“As wars go, this one is relatively easy,” Vratil wrote. “It’s simple and cheap, and for motorists, it’s not a fair fight. The war is basically a question of numbers: stop enough cars and you’re bound to discover drugs. And what’s the harm if a few constitutional rights are trampled along the way?”
... She also concluded that a few seconds of disengagement was not sufficient “for reasonable drivers to feel free to leave.”
Earlier this year two juries found that individual troopers employing the strategy had violated constitutional rights. This is the first ruling to hold the agency itself, specifically former Superintendent Herman Jones, culpable for the practice.
Testifying in this case in May, Jones said the two troopers who were found to have violated rates had not yet faced discipline. He could not recall whether the trooper’s supervisors had been disciplined....
U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil
was appointed by George H. W. Bush.
Close by in Nebraska
Here's the gist, but there's more in the article
"Georgia fired a state trooper for his conduct. Now he leads Seward County’s Homeland Security task force
Seward Sheriff says the former trooper, who argues he was wrongfully fired in Georgia, will stay in his Nebraska job as his legal battle continues."
https://www.klkntv.com/georgia-fired-a- ... ask-force/
"The Seward County Homeland Security task force, sometimes using the controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture, seized $11.8 million from Interstate 80 drivers through civil and criminal forfeiture in its first 32 months.
The Seward-based head of that law enforcement task force trains and supervises officers – despite being barred from becoming a Nebraska police officer himself.
Blake Swicord was fired as a state trooper in Georgia after selling guns to a pardoned felon and allegedly sending sexually explicit texts and photos from his police-issued phone. He claims he was wrongfully terminated."
Swicord then was arrested on suspicion of battery following an alleged domestic violence incident with his then-girlfriend."
"The Police Standards Advisory Council – the board that oversees law enforcement certification in Nebraska – has acknowledged Swicord’s qualifications. It has also ruled twice that he can’t go through training to become a Nebraska police officer.
“When the petitioner came to Nebraska looking for a fresh start, he failed to demonstrate the necessary good character qualities demanded of any Nebraska officer,” the council wrote in its 2019 decision. “His actions in the application process demonstrate to this body that the petitioner cannot be considered to be a person who can be characterized as being truthful, honest or trustworthy.”'
Trump: “We had the safest border in the history of our country - or at least recorded history. I guess maybe a thousand years ago it was even better.”