In Bloomfield, New Jersey DJ Marcus Jeter, 30, was charged with eluding police, assault and other crimes based on the sworn reports of two Bloomfield police officers. The officers accused him of fleeing a scene and then assaulting them after they were called to his home with his girlfriend. It was all a lie but multiple officers joined in framing Jeter. The problem was a police dash came video that prosecutors never bothered to review despite his denials. It was once again the media that did the due diligence and presented the evidence to the prosecutors who dropped the charges. Prosecutors however claim that the fault rests with the police.
The video above, in which a Broward County, Fla., sheriff’s deputy assaults and arrests a woman for recording him, is disturbing for a number of reasons. First, in every state in America, you are well within your rights to record an on-duty police officer. There are a few limited exceptions, such as if while recording you physically interfere with an officer trying to perform his duties. But as long as you aren’t in the way, you’re protected by the First Amendment.
Lady calls 911 for an accident and they end up arresting her and her friend for just wanting to see if the girl was OK.
I agree with ALL OF THIS. You can't trust the police at all not to screw you. I've seen this all myself personally.
What she's describing is the attitude toward just about every cop I've ever dealt with. They all want to label you a criminal, then once they do, you're not even a person to them anymore. I had a bunch of detectives show up to my house one time accusing me of stealing from Best Buy and they had the wrong name and I was never even at that store in years. Cuz cops are dirty as fuck and they have 0 people watching over them and they get away with whatever they want with 0 consequences. The other day someone told me a police chief told them there's a fine line between the criminal and the cop. The cop just gets away with it.
"Learn the rules to deal with police, and this crap won't happen".
I think you kind of missed the whole point there Zelph. Here's a well written account from what appears to be an above average educated individual who reacted to a situation as one would imagine most reasonable people would and they got screwed.
Based on the information provided, it seems to me this is another case of police officers unnecessarily escalating a situation far beyond that which was necessary. If someone takes the time to get the police report, transcript of radio chatter, audio of the emergency call, security footage from the restaurant, accounts from others at the scene (including the victim), photos of their injuries, and then goes through the motions of filing an official complaint - I tend to give such a person a greater benefit of the doubt.
And while I agree that if you feel your rights have been infringed you should take the matter to court, I think the underlying message/feeling is that crap like this shouldn't be happening in the first place.
Case in point, here's a video (LINK) that made the rounds not to long ago. A great example of how (ideally) police officers *should* be conducting themselves in public. No, I don't expect that all cops should have to stop and explain themselves to every ignorant civilian who pipes in their two cents. I do however expect them to be calm, professional and level-headed.
I'm open to hearing why these cops shouldn't be criminally charged, but it truly boggles the mind how these guys didn't lose there jobs or even suspended without pay.
* wrong make/model of the suspect vehicle
* wrong color of suspect vehicle
* wrong race
* wrong physical body type (build/height/weight)
* wrong gender
And the entire thing was (allegedly) predicated on them confusing the sound of newspapers being dropped on the ground as a gunshot? And on top of that pretty much the same thing happens a *second* time?!?! At what point do you have to finally acknowledge the level of incompetence and negligence involved? What kind of training do these guys need? Oh I know...
"This is a truck. This is a red truck. See the red truck? Now point to the red truck. Yay! You picked the red truck!" Advanced class: "This is a woman. This is an elderly white woman. See the elderly white woman? Now point to the elderly white woman. Congratulations, you picked the elderly white woman!"
There`s another recent article on a cop.
He got a complaint because two dogs were running loose attacking people. Immediately as soon as he got out of his car, the dogs started attacking him. He spent a minute shooing them and when they kept attacking and trying to bite he shot one, and in the leg, to wound and not kill, and then didn`t shoot again.
And all the comments on the article and youtube bash the guy for defending himself. And all the comments make death threats against the officer. And his name and photo are out there.
Yet when something like the "Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won`t Be Fired" even happened. They don`t even say who the police are.
We were just talking about this the other day. It used to be you'd ask the cops for help, but at this point, they're the last ones you'd call. Now they'd stun gun the wrong person, shoot your dog, etc.
TMZ - Well if you're going to be a dirty cop, that's the person to do it to.
We have now confirmed Justin's actual blood alcohol level ... it was .014 -- next to nothing. Legal intoxication is .08. Law enforcement sources told TMZ Thursday Bieber had a .04 ... but we've now confirmed that is NOT true. He had a .014 -- an enormous difference.
You know, in a case like this, I'd be willing to believe they just paid the right people to fudge the numbers.
I'm not saying I know this to be fact or suggesting it is true, just saying it totally would not surprise me.
Video: (Caution, graphic) Security camera footage showing the police beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man who later died from his injuries, at a Fullerton, California bus depot on the night of July 5, 2011. The altercation begins at 15:20.
Glenn Lieberman, who worked as a cop in Brooklyn and cried stress-related injuries in order to claim disability benefits, was working as a private detective in Florida. Lieberman, who was given permission to drive from Florida to New York, is expected to turn himself in for his part in the $21.3 million scam.
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn gradually became aware of what Vagnini was doing but had to wait “a couple of years,” for a proper investigation to take place. Eventually, Vagnini was charged with 25 counts of assault and sexual assault against at least a dozen victims.
For his crimes, Vagnini will serve a little over two years in jail.
Real estate broker Yahnick Martin was smoking a cigar on a Prospect Heights corner when police stopped to ask if he had marijuana. He said he didn’t, and he even blew out smoke to show the officers. But Officer Roman Goris proceeded to frisk him anyway, according to findings of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Goris found nothing more than a lighter and Martin’s wallet, and he started to walk away. But Martin, a black man in a city where police made more stops of young black men than their total population, wasn’t having it. He told Goris he had no right to stop and frisk him, and asked for his badge number.
Eighteen current and former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were indicted as part of an FBI investigation into alleged civil rights abuses and corruption, federal prosecutors said Monday.
The city will pay out an $82,500 settlement to an Occupy Wall Street activist who claims police beat him up and arrested him three times - the last instance booking him on a years-old public urination warrant for someone else, the Daily News has learned.