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SSCC #216 – Plainview Tx

A longtime officer with the Plainview Police Department was indicted by a Hale County grand jury on felony theft charges Tuesday.

Couple that with the following.

According to District Attorney Wally Hatch, Sanchez also was charged with two Class A misdemeanors, for forgery and official misconduct.

No one is stating what the officer has done and that concerns me.  It was obviously done while he was on duty, yet they won’t air their dirty laundry.  I wouldn’t doubt this is another example of a corrupt cop in the war on nouns.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 216: Ramiro Sanchez

Because when you’re a corrupt cop, your fellow LEOs will shield you from the damage of your corruption and hide it from the public.

SSCC #215 – Orange County FL

An Orange County Deputy was in jail Tuesday night after he was accused of molesting a disabled woman. The victim said she was scared for her life because Deputy William Martinez was in full uniform and armed with a gun at the time.

Another officer who not only found another victim while on the job, but used his position to intimidate the victim into compliance.  Given the fact that citizens have to just endure illegal searches and mistreatment by the police under protection of law it’s no wonder this type of behavior exists.

This man is a full count no matter his punishment short of death.  The department and the legal system acted to provide him the protections he needed to be invulnerable to his prey.  Are all cops like this?  No, but there are cops like this out there so why is the law protecting them while violating the citizenry.  While a cop has every right to go home at the end of his shift, the law abiding citizen has more of a right to remain unmolested and unventilated.

State Sponsored Criminal Count #215: William Martinez

Because the real reason for all those LEO protections is to make sure the criminals can hide in plain sight with impunity.

h/t Uncle on the reason article.

SSCC #202 – New York

Here we have a case of contempt of cop which is being backed by an over zealous prosecutor.

After speaking to the woman, an officer told Mr. Dittrich there would be no charges, he said, but requested identification. He told her he did not want to give it. She told him, he said, that he would be charged with obstruction. He gave his name and address. Then she asked what country he was from. He said he did not have to say. When she insisted and he insisted, he was taken to the police station in handcuffs and given a summons.

Now New York is a stop and identify state, however that still requires the reasonable suspicion of a crime.  In this case we have a thin skinned woman who got upset at a blind man staring at her trying to figure out why this woman was blue.  There is no law against staring and there is no reason to believe that this individual had committed a crime.  Further there is no reason this man needed to provide his country of origin, doubly so as an American citizen.

That’s when we arrive at this little gem.

At one hearing, the prosecutor advised the judge that he would like to see Mr. Dittrich spend a little time behind bars. Disorderly conduct carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, though it is unusual for a first offender to serve time.

Remember, it takes a good prosecutor to convict a guilty man, it takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent one.  Couple that with the diverse number of laws that are open to interpretation and anyone that a prosecutor wants they can have.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 202: Jane Doe (As usual if you find the names let me know)

Honorable Mention: Prosecutor John Doe 

Because putting an old blind man in jail is how you protect society.  You need to make them all sheep.

via Ry

SSCC #214 – Covington LA

A Covington police officer, the subject of two police brutality investigations, resigned Tuesday, just after he appeared in a St. Tammany Parish courtroom and admitted choking a city resident during a traffic stop and leaving him handcuffed in the back of a patrol cruiser for “an inordinate amount of time.”

Well he was caught and brought before the bar so it’s an honorable mention then right. Wrong!

Driscoll was ordered to resign from the Covington Police Department and forbidden from holding a law enforcement position for the duration of his probation.

He was forced to resign, why would that be!? Oh that’s right, if he was fired it could affect his future prospects for a job in law enforcement.  Instead of doing what was best for the public and law abiding citizens he abuses they protect the out of control officer.  Dollars to doughnuts he goes and gets a job in Canton after this.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 214: Eric Driscoll

Because beating up civilians and throwing them in the back of a cruiser is only a problem if you get caught.  You’ll get a light slap on the wrist to make the public feel better.  Don’t worry you’ll be back to work in no time.

SSCC #212 – Seabrook

A former Seabrook police sergeant was sentenced to 18 months’ probation yesterday after being found guilty by Newburyport District Court Judge Peter Doyle for drunken driving following a multi-car crash on North End Boulevard in Salisbury on July 31.

So a DUI and the cause of an accident.  I guess 18 months probation is reasonable right?

Mark F. Preston, 51, of 815 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, was also sentenced
to 18 months’ probation for leaving the scene of personal injury,
avoiding the potential of up to two years in jail. Those charged with
drunken driving for the first time are not often sent to jail.

Oh how nice, he fled the scene of the accident and then they added this final icing to the cake.

O’Connell said the leaving the scene of personal injury charge was
generally continued for 18 months, meaning that as long as he adheres to
the condition of his probation, the charge will be dismissed. A third
charge for marked lanes violation was dropped.

Oh how nice, as long as he obeys his probation the worst of the charges will be dismissed.  Oh wait, there’s more!

Days after his arrest, Preston resigned from the force, according to
Seabrook town officials. But Preston, through a union representative
from the New England Police Benevolent Society, disputed the town’s
claim that Preston resigned. Instead, Preston had informed the town he
was going to retire, thus protecting his pension fund and his
certification as a police officer, according to the union

I don’t know if he was successful in altering his resignation, but this whole incident stinks to high heaven with an innocent civilian caught in the middle.  Unsurprisingly he was a state rep for a while.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 212: Mark F. Preston

 Because when you’re a corrupt cop and a politician, a criminal record is a requirement.

SSCC #206 – Minneapolis

In the third-largest settlement for a police incident in the past two decades, the city of Minneapolis on Friday approved a $1 million payment to a mother of two who was severely burned when officers, acting on a tip looking for drugs they never found, used a flash/sound device, commonly known as a flash grenade, during a raid on a south Minneapolis apartment.

The injury thought isn’t even the best part.

City spokesman Matt Laible told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, “The application correctly set out the grounds for a no knock warrant. The warrant itself did not include the “no knock” provision due to an inadvertent error.”

So lets make this clear.  Cops execute a warrant that was issued with an “announcement of authority” clause as a no-knock.  Then they find absolutely no drugs in the residence or evidence there of, and they injure someone not even associated with the investigation.  Good news for the cops though:

No police officer involved in the raid has been disciplined for the incident, the city confirmed.

Every officer violated the terms of the warrant and they carry the responsibility of it.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 206: Minneapolis PD

Because who needs to knock when you can lob flash grenades at people injuring them and get away with it.

SSCC #203–Maricopa County

David Chadd, a CNN iReporter from Las Vegas, was among the crowd shopping for video games set up in the Walmart’s grocery section. He said Newman “was not resisting” arrest as he was led away from the crowd by a police officer.

That officer, Chadd said, then suddenly hooked the suspect around the leg, grabbed him and “slammed him face first into the ground.”

There were a lot of incidents over Black Friday.  I question what initially happened, however given how hectic Black Friday is I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.  The officers in this instance were looking to make a show of force.

State Sponsored Criminal Count #203: John Doe

Because when someone is cooperative the proper response is to throw their ass into the ground.

SSCC #204 – Worth County

A former Missouri sheriff was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison for violating the civil rights of women who he coerced into exposing their breasts or other body parts.

While he was sentenced and has lost his job this honestly isn’t nearly enough given the following.

Some of the women were the victims of domestic violence assault or vehicular accidents, and Groom told them they needed to expose parts of their bodies to document injuries, even when they insisted that they had no injuries to those parts of their bodies, according to Groom’s written plea agreement.

It takes a seriously demented individual to victimize women in that position.  Not only did he do it under the guise of helping the victim, but he conned subordinates into collecting the information even though it served no law enforcement purpose.

State Sponsored Criminal Count 204: Neal Wayne Groom

Because when you victimize someone who’s already a victim, it doesn’t matter.  If they didn’t want to participate they shouldn’t have become a victim.