A San Marcos police corporal is in custody after police say he injured a woman while illegally arresting her in late May, causing her to lose at least two teeth and suffer a concussion.
Cpl. James Angelo Palermo, 40, was booked at the Hays County jail on a charge of aggravated assault by a public servant, a first-degree felony. Jail records show bail was not set as of Tuesday evening.
Go read the story on that one. The reason he assaulted that poor girl was because she was walking on the sidewalk past a traffic stop near a business. But it gets better, you see this department has come up before. Not only that but I stumbled across a second current incident!
A San Marcos police officer was arrested Wednesday morning after he turned himself in on two arrest warrants for obtaining controlled substances by fraud.
Officer David Amerson surrendered at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center shortly before 6 a.m. and was released about 9 a.m. His bail was set at $10,000. The charges stem from an investigation by the Hays County Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety.
Now everyone is innocent until proven guilty and the law is there to protect the innocent so sometimes the guilty may go free. That said that is with regards to the state incarcerating someone and depriving them of their rights. In this case the officers are on administrative leave, and we know if it looks like they are about to really get burned they will just resign and go work some place else doing the same job.
Here’s what bugs me more than anything, it is yet another data point in my theory that departments as a whole are encouraging this type of behavior and it isn’t just a “lone wolf” issue. We are seeing many repeat incidents at the same departments, largely stemming from the fact that they don’t cut the fat until it becomes a serious liability. Even then they don’t cut the fat in a way to terminate it, they just allow it to become someone else’s problem.
State Sponsored Criminal: James Angelo Palermo
State Sponsored Criminal: David Amerson
Because accountability serves no purpose within the police force to discourage bad conduct.
I’ve been reading RedTeams.net for a while and they have a list of rules. They did some elaborating on the original 12.
RULE 1: ALWAYS HAVE AN ESCAPE PLAN
You know all your plans will fail. There is no doubt about it. So, always have a way out. This applies also to projects, operations, and everything you do. Always know where the exits are, always know what to do in an emergency and be prepared for that. This is so important that it’s the 1st rule.
It currently goes something like:
- Always have a plan.
- Always have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won’t work.
- Always have an escape plan because all the rest of the plans will fail.
Right there with PACE: Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency.
Every other rule on that list I consider equally important, and a decent majority apply to life outside of being on a “Red Team”.
Officer Norman Morton seen in video recorded at the Corpus Christi City Detention Center was handed a two week suspension for using excessive force on a prisoner already in handcuffs and lying to internal affairs about what happened.
We learned this week that Morton retired, effective last Friday. However, the department isn’t saying what led to his retirement or whether there were any other active internal affairs investigations going on.
Here’s the video:
Think about that for a second… Beat a handcuffed man, then lied about it, and then goes into retirement. The fact that last year 22 officers were disciplined internally last year. As I’ve said before rarely does a single incident stand alone but usually is indicative of a systemic problem.
State Sponsored Criminal: Norman Morton
Because when you assault a man without actual cause, don’t worry about your job we’ll make sure you make retirement.
So apparently some people feel that calling someone an asshole for doing/saying something you find offensive and reprehensible some how attacks their right to free speech.
Can someone please give me a guide I can use to determine when I can voice my opinion and when I can’t because my exercise of free speech some how detracts from theirs?
Barron Barnett – Facebook Status
July 18th, 2013
[The thread where this went down has pretty much been deep sixed by the other party. He cared so little he took the time to block me. Good thing I have mutual friends to make sure that it never disappears.
Just as a side note, I don’t normally act in a civil manner when I demand something. Please and thank you go right out the window when one makes a “demand”. I was merely asking him to name a victim to prove that he actually could name one, if he didn’t want to then fine, that’s his business.
But overall this has been something that has really started to piss me off as of late. If I voice my displeasure at X for something they said or did that is covered by “Free Speech” I am all the sudden trampling on their free speech by exercising my right to free speech.
So OldNFO sent me a SSCC candidate but this one’s from across the pond. I don’t normally do them from out of the country but given the serious nature of this case the the prevalence of gun control in “Formerly” Great Britain I figured go ahead and include this one.
A forensic science graduate says her life was made a misery after she was allegedly harassed by police following a split from her PC boyfriend.
Katie Bowman, who has never been convicted of a crime, claims police interest in her – which saw her stopped 70 times for suspected offences ranging from drink-driving to assault – meant she could ‘barely leave the house’.
The 24-year-old alleges she was targeted over 28 months by Thames Valley Police officers from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after splitting from Alexander Ash.
Go read the whole story. It’s obvious that the a member of the state is using his position to retaliate against her. The worst part is, she has no way to defend herself.
State Sponsored Criminal: Thames Valley Police
Because when you’re girlfriend breaks up with you, make her life a living hell that way she’ll regret every minute of it.
I swear one of these days I’m going to get together with a couple friends and we’re going to end up going out to dinner and it’s going to look exactly something like that.
Blake Shelton – Hillbilly Bone
A prosecutor from Hancock County admitted Monday morning to a state supreme court justice that she violated rules of the Maine Bar when she prosecuted a former Gouldsboro man on gross sexual assault and misdemeanor assault charges.
Mary Kellett, assistant district attorney for Hancock County, appeared Monday before Justice Ellen Gorman after the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar recommended late last year that she be suspended. A board grievance panel met in Bangor last fall to consider a misconduct complaint filed against Kellett by Vladek Filler and determined that Kellett had violated seven bar rules in handling Filler’s assault case. The board’s recommendation that Kellett be suspended is the only such recommendation that board staff can recall for a prosecutor in Maine, according to Jacqueline Rogers, executive director of the board.
What is the cost to this woman for committing this misconduct and ruining a mans life?
Fisher said the Attorney General’s Office and the bar’s attorney agreed that Kellett could face a 30-day license suspension, but it would be suspended with a requirement that she complete six hours of training in prosecutorial ethics, in addition to training she is already required to complete.
Here’s a listing of the findings by the panel:
After last fall’s grievance hearing, the panel determined that Kellett violated bar rules by:
• Engaging in conduct unworthy of an attorney.
• Engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.
• Failing to employ reasonable skill and care.
• Failing to make timely disclosure of the existence of evidence that tends to negate the guilt of the accused, mitigate the degree of the offense or reduce the punishment.
• Suppressing evidence that she had a legal obligation to produce.
• Assisting the state to violate the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure and the court’s order.
• Employing means that were inconsistent with truth and seeking to mislead the jury.
Ends up the guy was still convicted at his second trial but what if he hadn’t been? 6 hours in a class for a case that he has spent 3 years in prison for already? They may claim it isn’t the norm, but honestly doing it the first time is the hardest, after that you know you can get away with it. You either work ethically, do your job and due diligence, or you don’t. You don’t magically get a pass because, “Well this was the first time.” Well sorry but that’s someone’s life you’re messing with and if you can’t be responsible enough to do the job right, you have no business wielding that power.
I wonder if there would be such leniency if these acts had been committed by a defense attorney and not a prosecutor.
State Sponsored Criminal: Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett
Because the rules of the Bar are for everyone else. Just because a prosecutor who’s unethical can ruin a mans life doesn’t mean they should be held accountable when they’re caught being.
h/t Rob Halvorson