SSCC California Highway Patrol

No officers have been fired and the acting chief had the following to say:

The public if they get stopped and simply comply with what they are asked to do, they have nothing to fear, nothing to fear at all.

Translation.  Follow orders blindly or suffer violence without cause.  Think about that, do exactly as the officer says or they can kill you.  Think about what that implies and remember if you fight back you’ll be charged with assault. 

When they do it, it’s merely law enforcement, even when force isn’t necessary.

State Sponsored Criminal: Andrew P. Murrill

Because when you’re a cop and you’re bored and someone doesn’t do exactly what you want, beat them to within an inch of their life.

SSCC Colorado Springs

A man who was wrongly detained by Colorado Springs police for carrying a holstered pistol at a gay-rights parade last year is suing the city and members of the Police Department.

James Sorensen, 24, was arrested July 21 in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs under an outmoded law – repealed in 2003 – that made it a misdemeanor to carry guns into public parks. Police later acknowledged the arrest was made in error, and Sorensen’s ticket was dismissed in August.

I’m reminded of a bit from Ron White, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.”

We cannot play dumb when it comes to us violating the law but they get a free pass to arrest someone and violate their rights because they don’t know the law.  If the people charged with enforcing the law don’t even know what’s legal or illegal anymore, maybe it’s time to reset the law because they’re obviously too much garbage on the books.

State Sponsored Criminal: CSPD

Because ignorance of the law can only be used against the otherwise law-abiding citizen, not the cop looking to abuse him.

SSCC Ashland

A former Ashland Police officer has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges.

32-year-old Melvin “JR” Schoch Jr. pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and possessing a firearm in during the commission of a drug crime, during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Ashland. Two other counts from a January superseding indictment were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Why’d this guy really make the count given the guilty plea?

Schoch, who was on duty with the Ashland Police at time and armed with duty weapon, admitted to entering the residence under the guise of having a search warrant.

Nice using the drug war to steal drugs from people and then sell them.  Is anyone really surprised by this type of revelation?

State Sponsored Criminal: Melvin Schoch Jr.

Because the reason you go work for the state is so you can be above the law.

SSCC: DeKalb County

A sergeant with the DeKalb County police department was arrested Wednesday morning after an alleged assault against a teenager days earlier at a McDonald’s, according to police.

Scott A. Biumi, 48, of Cumming, was charged with aggravated assault in the April 9 incident at the McDonald’s on Old Atlanta Road, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said.

He was wearing his badge and driving an unmarked car.  If a person had defended themselves you can bet they’d be charged with assaulting a police officer and could very well be dead from the overwhelming response from his friends after keying the radio.

The officer hasn’t been fired though the police Chief claims not to tolerate that kind of behavior… I guess seeing video of it happen wasn’t enough to seal the deal.

State Sponsored Criminal: Scott A. Bimumi

Because when you’re a cop and you get a craving for a Big Mac, assault anyone who stalls you.

SSCC Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Californian reported 33-year-old David Sal Silva died early Wednesday morning in the hospital after he was struck an unknown amount of times by nine authorities seeking to subdue him. Silva was considered possibly intoxicated and an autopsy is expected to reveal if he was killed by injuries sustained in the beating or other complications.

Unexpectedly the police seized the video and have refused to return the devices.  Evidently the whole copying a file thing is new to them.  Most likely they’re trying to destroy evidence.

Due to the number of officers involved this one makes the count because not a single one of them did anything to stop the unnecessary application of force.

State Sponsored Criminal: Bakersfield Police Department

Because when you have 9 men and a man begging for his life, beat him to death.  The law’s on your side right?

via Marc

SSCC: Marinette

Tony Davis, 48, was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball pursuant to a federal indictment charging him with bribery in connection with a series of transactions of the Jackson Police Department, according to an announcement Thursday by U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen.

Here’s what caught my attention though:

This is not the first time Davis has run afoul of the law.

A nearly $5,000 default judgment was entered against Davis in Oct. 2011 in Hinds County Circuit Court. Adrienne Coleman of Jackson said she paid Davis $4,800 to buy a Cadillac vehicle for her. But Collins said she never got the vehicle nor her money back from Davis, who owned Davis Detail & Sales and Best U. Auto Sales.

Yet this man is given the authority and backing of the state while in some places they refuse to allow their law-abiding citizens to carry for their own defense.

State Sponsored Criminal: Tony Davis

Because the laws are for the little people.

SSCC Jacksonville

A 40-year-old Jacksonville police officer with a history of DUIs since her 2004 hire was charged Tuesday with five counts of driving under the influence causing damage as well as multiple hit-and-runs, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Why does this one make the whole count.

Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt said he had fired Jones after a DUI investigation in 2011, but an arbitrator reinstated her. Senterfitt said he is frustrated she was rehired and is now under investigation a third time.

That’s right, you can’t fire corrupt cops who disobey the law.

State Sponsored Criminal: Diana Laura Jones

Because a DUI is only a problem when the person in question isn’t a cop.

SSCC Orange County

Another officer trying out to move to IMPD.

An Orange County deputy was arrested for DUI late Sunday night after he rear-ended another car.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Deputy Kevin Meyer was in uniform driving an unmarked sheriff’s office truck.

Why is this one on the list? 

According to Orange County sheriff records, this was not the first accident that Sgt. Meyer has been involved in while driving a patrol vehicle.

In 2006, he received a verbal reprimand for losing control of the vehicle and causing an unknown amount of damage.

He’s on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.  Interesting, LNI has a mandatory drug test for any work related incident yet he refused to blow.  Why didn’t they just fire his ass?

State Sponsored Criminal: Kevin Meyer

Because always make sure if you’re going to get smashed, do so while wearing your uniform and in a vehicle owned by the taxpayers.