SSCC #561 – #563: Murray County

Former Murray County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Michael Henderson pleaded guilty in federal court today for his role in setting up for arrest a woman who had complained about sexual advances by a local judge, authorities said.

Let me make sure I understand this correctly.  A cop stuck his neck out to protect the behavior of a judge.  Either that judge had covered for the cop before or the cop was known to the judge to be of questionable character.  Except the inquiry answered this question too.

Her complaint sparked a state Judicial Qualification Commission investigation and led to Cochran’s resignation. The investigation also revealed that Cochran was illegally presigning warrants for officers to use.

This is yet another example of how the War on Nouns is used to further abuse and mistreat the law-abiding so they live in fear of those in government.  Next time maybe the woman should just sleep with the judge, then she wont be facing prison right?

State Sponsored Criminal #561: Michael Henderson

#562: Josh Greeson

#563: Bryant Cochran

Because when a judge does something wrong and stupid, the right thing to do is to help him cover it up by framing someone for a crime they didn’t commit.  That’s the law of professional courtesy don’t ya know?

SSCC #556: Canton Tx

James Melvin Bradshaw, a narcotics officer for the Canton Police Department, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 27 and charged with six counts of acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation. Bradshaw was arrested this morning and went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Guthrie this afternoon for an initial appearance.

It’s such a wonderful thing we have this war on nouns right?  Look at all the good it does for society and how it allows officers to expand their horizons.  This one doubly makes the count because he took it from people who had legitimate prescriptions.  In other words he stole from law abiding citizens.

State Sponsored Criminal #556: James Melvin Bradshaw

Because when you’re a narcotics officer, harass whoever you want, even if they’re lying in a hospital bed.  They don’t need those pills now do they.

SSCC #552-#554: Pittsburgh


The injuries to the victim include a broken rib, chipped teeth, stitches across the face and a chunk of flesh missing from his tongue. The officers came up behind the victim pushed him down, and two of the officers held him down while the third continued to assault the victim.

My personal favorite is this quote from the police department:

Regarding the cell phone video and the body blows, police sources describe them as a compliance technique used by police officers attempting to handcuff suspects.

Umm, no, I’ve been taught compliance techniques and those were not that.  That was nothing more than a physical assault against someone they thought they could get away with.

Even more entertaining is this is a second incident among another one in the Pittsburgh area.  It’s a common thread when a department has problems like this, it’s usually more than just one or two officers but a systemic corruption within the police department.

State Sponsored Criminal #552: John Doe

#553: John Doe

#554: John Doe

Because when a kid is drunk, you basically get a free pass at utterly beating the crap out of him.  They likely wont remember it and you can make up whatever story you want.  Just remember, physically restraining someone and punching them in the face is a “compliance technique”.

SSCC #517–San Luis Obispo

A detective with the San Luis Obispo Police Department was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents after being charged in a bribery scheme in which he allegedly took cash and drugs from two people.

The money shot for why this one made the count quite simply speaks for itself.

The complaint alleges that Pierce used his position as a police officer to influence one of the witness’s probation officers to perform little or no supervision of him and informed him that he could “work off” his heroin possession charge by cooperating with Pierce. The complaint goes on to allege that Pierce informed the cooperating witnesses about ongoing police investigations, including where best to purchase narcotics and which drug houses to stay away from, so that they would not be caught in the act of buying.

Nice huh?  Wonder what would happen to any  of the rest of us how behaved like that and didn’t have a badge.

State Sponsored Criminal #517: Cory Pierce

Because when you create an informant you can manipulate them however you like, including getting them to score you money and drugs.

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SSCC #515 & #516 –Houston

Emerson Canizales, 26, of Kingwood, and Michael Miceli, 26, of Humble, were paid $1,000 a piece to protect the drugs. They now face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to a federal indictment.

On the upshot they are facing a possible life sentence, though this wouldn’t be a problem if the state didn’t create the criminal environment to begin with.

State Sponsored Criminal #515: Emerson Canizales

#516: Michael Miceli

Because by all means if you’re a cop, protect people doing illegal things as long as they cross your palm with silver.

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SSCC #510 : Oakland County

Oakland County prosecutors have dropped 16 drug cases in recent months — including one involving a large-scale marijuana bust — after an investigation determined a deputy on the county’s narcotics enforcement team falsified a search warrant and lied under oath.

County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said she learned in September that Marc Ferguson, now fired, opened a shipping container at YRC Freight in Pontiac without a search warrant in June 2011. He discovered 78 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $300,000.

He has been fired, however I think that was more because of the fact his actions and getting caught compromised hundreds of cases.  No word on him being charged for violating peoples rights, and more importantly though as usual:

Ferguson was fired in December, following an internal investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. He has filed a grievance to get his job back.

I’m reasonably sure he will get his job back, Officer Roid Rage did.

State Sponsored Criminal #510: Marc Ferguson

Because when you violate someone’s rights being held accountable becomes a relative term when you’re a cop.

SSCC #496 – San Antonio

A San Antonio police officer who is accused of extortion — and was watched by a surveillance team as he reportedly picked up the cash while on duty in his patrol car — was charged in federal court Friday morning.

Now at first glance that doesn’t sound too bad does it…

After he admitted having a small amount of marijuana in his car, the man said Lundy detained him and told him he could “help him out,” by not filing possession charges if he got $400 in return, according to the affidavit.

The man told Lundy he didn’t have the money on him but that he could provide it by Jan. 2. He was allowed to leave and subsequently received phone calls from a blocked number concerning the payment, which had gone up to $500, the affidavit said.

But remember this drug was is for our safety and the betterment of our communities.  No word on the termination of his employment yet.

State Sponsored Criminal #496: Curtis W. Lundy

Because the real reason we have the drug war is to create a class of privileged criminals.

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SSCC #494 – Whitaker

A suspended Whitaker police officer will stand trial in January on charges that he used his gun to break a driver’s window during a traffic stop and threatened charges unless she paid to fix his damaged gun.

William S. Davis, 35, is charged with official oppression, making a false statement, criminal mischief and a criminal attempt related to a threat in connection with a June 27 traffic stop.

This one makes the count for the following line:

Whitaker police Chief John Vargo, who testified in Officer Davis’ defense, said he consulted with Officer Davis by phone that day in June and told him it would not be illegal to make that deal but that the decision was up to him.

Uh, that’s not how it works sparky.  What we have is an officer with an obvious temper problem and an abuse of power problem and you just wrote him a ticket to intimidate and harass people unlawfully.  She was smart contacting an attorney because that behavior is unacceptable.

Go read the story, is the classic list of excuses, such as:

Officer Davis also told authorities he had been looking for a sedan involved in drug activity that resembled her vehicle.

The victim in this case drove way because she was fearful since the officer was NOT in uniform and driving an unmarked car.  Pro-tip for idiot cops, next time call a black and white to make the stop.  Most reasonable people wouldn’t trust that situation.  Pro-tip for the victim, promptly call your local dispatch and inform them that a vehicle is attempting to pull you over and the officer doesn’t appear to be in uniform.  This helps your credibility.  If you have no phone, drive to the closest police station.

State Sponsored Criminal #494: William S. Davis

Because when you get pissed off because someone rolls down the window, you vandalize their car with a deadly weapon and charge them for the damage you did to the weapon.