Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Quote Of The Week

"You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, I will rout you out"

President Andrew Jackson

Treymane Durham Loves KFC

I came across this picture and figured it was some joke, then I googled his name and this is what popped up.  It's laughable really except his bro is in the Black House.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A New York man who pleaded guilty to murder in Oregon in exchange for buckets of fried chicken will get calzones and pizza to go with his life sentence.

Tremayne Durham, 33, of New York City, admitted last month that he fatally shot Adam Calbreath, 39, of Gresham, in June 2006. Durham wanted to sell ice cream and ordered an $18,000 truck from an Oregon company. He later changed his mind, but the company wouldn't provide a refund.

The would-be ice cream man came to Oregon and killed Calbreath, a former employee of the company, while looking for its owner, authorities said.

Durham agreed to plead guilty to murder _ but only if he could get a break from jail food. The judge agreed and granted Durham a feast of KFC chicken, Popeye's chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, carrot cake and ice cream.

After Wednesday's sentencing, Durham was to get the rest of the deal _ calzones, lasagna, pizza and ice cream, his defense attorney confirmed. They will pay the tab.

Durham also got married Wednesday in a civil ceremony at the Portland courthouse. The wedding to Vanessa Davis, 48, also of New York City, was not part of the plea deal that will give Durham a chance for parole after 30 years.

Deputy District Attorney Josh Lamborn said Multnomah County Judge Eric Bergstrom made the right call in allowing the unusual plea agreement because it saved the expense of a trial and possible appeals.

A Look Inside Iran

I've recently watched this film, it is a fascinating look into Iranian society and I was amazed at what I learned. For one, freedom hating Tehran has more plastic surgeries than LA! That isn't a fact the controlled media wants you to know, they want you to think Iranians are backwords, racist, jew hating, camel jockeys however that isn't the case at all.

If you want to watch a higher quality version of this film, it is available via Liberty Torrent

Israel Rules

By Paul Craig Roberts

December 29, 2009 "Information Clearing House" -- On Christmas eve when Christians were celebrating the Prince of Peace, the New York Times delivered forth a call for war. “There’s only one way to stop Iran,” declared Alan J. Kuperman, and that is “military air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.”

Kuperman is described as the “director of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program at the University of Texas at Austin,” but his Christmas eve call to war relies on disinformation and contradiction, not on objective scholarly analysis.

For example, Kuperman contradicts the unanimous report of America’s 16 intelligence agencies, the reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Russian intelligence with his claim that Iran has a nuclear weapon program. Astonishingly, it does not occur to Kuperman that readers might wonder how an academic bureaucrat in Austin, Texas, has better information than these authorities.

Kuperman is so determined to damn President Obama’s plan to have other countries enrich Iran’s uranium for Iran’s nuclear energy program and medical isotopes that Kuperman commits astounding blunders. After claiming that Iran has a “bomb program,” Kuperman claims that “Iran’s uranium contains impurities” and that Ahmadinejad’s threat “to enrich uranium domestically to the 20 percent level . . . is a bluff, because even if Iran could further enrich its impure uranium, it lacks the capacity to fabricate the uranium into fuel elements.”

What was the New York Times op ed editor thinking when he approved Kuperman’s article? Iran, Kuperman writes, needs “90 percent enriched uranium” to have weapons-grade material, but cannot reach 20 percent or even make fuel elements for its nuclear energy. So, how is Iran going to produce a bomb? Yet, Kuperman writes that “we have reached the point where air strikes are the only plausible option with any prospect of preventing Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. The sooner the United States takes action, the better.”

It could not be made any clearer that, as with the US invasion of Iraq, a military attack on Iran has nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction. An “Iranian nuke” is just another canard behind which hides an undeclared agenda.

One wonders about Kuperman’s non-proliferation credentials. How does a wanton military attack on a country encourage non-proliferation? Aren’t America’s bullying, threats and acts of war more likely to encourage countries to seek nuclear weapons?

At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the United States has wars ongoing in Iraq where the ancient Chaldean Christian community was destroyed--not by Saddam Hussein but by the neoconservatives’ illegal invasion of Iraq--in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yeman, and Sudan. The US initiated a war, which it lost, between its puppet ruler in the former Soviet province of Georgia and Russia.

The US, the world’s greatest supporter of terrorism, is the main financier of terrorist groups that stage attacks within Iran, and US money succeeded in financing protests against President Ahmadinejad’s re-election and in dividing the ruling Islamic clerics. It was American money, weapons, and diplomatic cover that enabled the Israeli war crimes against the Lebanese people during 2006 and against Palestinian civilians in Gaza during 2008-2009, crimes documented in the Goldstone Report.

Iran has never interfered in US internal affairs, but the US has a long record of interfering in Iranian affairs. In 1953 the US overthrew Iran’s popular prime minister, Mohammed Mosaddeq and installed a puppet who tortured Iranians who desired political independence.

Despite this and other American offenses against Iran, Ahmadinejad has repeatedly expressed Iran’s interest to be on friendly terms with the United States, only to be repeatedly rebuffed. The US wants war with Iran in order to expand US world hegemony.

One might expect a non-proliferation expert to take history into account, but Kuperman fails to do so. Kuperman also has nothing to say about Israel’s, India’s and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. Unlike Iran, none of these countries are signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel, India, and Pakistan all developed their nuclear weapons in secret, and many experts believe Israel had American help, an act of treason. All three countries have been rewarded by Washington despite their perfidy. Why is Kuperman concerned about Iran, which submits to the IAEA inspections, but is unconcerned with Israel, a country that has never permitted a single inspection?

The answer is that the Israel Lobby, the US military-security complex, and the “Christian” Zionists have succeeded in demonizing Iran. Every real expert knows that an Iranian nuclear weapon would have no function other than deterring an attack on Iran. Ever since the US lost its monopoly on nuclear weapons, after using them offensively and pointlessly against a defeated Japan, nuclear weapons have served no purpose other than deterrence.

The US has no conflicting economic interests with Iran. Iran is simply a supplier of oil, an important one. A US attack on Iran, such as the one advocated by Kuperman, would most likely shut down oil flows to the West through the Strait of Hormuz. This might benefit refiners, who sell gasoline to the West and could charge enormous prices, but no one else would benefit.

Adding to the war cry are congregations of fake Christians. A great number of them, organized by someone’s money under the banner, “Christian Leaders for a Nuclear-free Iran,” has written to Congress demanding sanctions against Iran that amount to an act of war. The roll call includes the “Christian” Zionist John Hagee, who, according to reports, denigrates Jesus Christ and preaches to his illiterate congregation that it is God’s will for Americans to fight and die for Israel, the oppressor of the Palestinian people.

Among the signatories of the “Christians” demanding an act of war against Iran, are Dr. Pat Robertson, president of Christian Broadcasting Network, Nixon-era criminal Chuck Colson, and Richard Land, president of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention. Obviously, for southern baptists ethics means murdering Islamists, and religious liberty excludes everyone but “Christian” Zionists.

It is a simple matter for an educated person to make fools of these morons who profess to be Christians. However, these morons have vast constituencies numbering in the tens of millions of Americans. There are, in fact, more of them than there are intelligent, informed, moral, and real Christian Americans.

The votes of the morons will prevail.

In the second decade of the 21st century, America’s Zionist wars against Islam will expand. America’s wars in behalf of Israel’s territorial expansion will complete the bankruptcy of America. The Treasury’s bonds to finance the US government’s enormous deficits will lack for buyers. Therefore, the bonds will be monetized by the Federal Reserve. The result will be rising rates of inflation. The inflation will destroy the dollar as world reserve currency, and the US will no longer be able to pay for its imports. Shortages will appear, including food and gasoline, and “Superpower America” will find itself pressed to the wall as a third world country unable to pay its debts.

America has been brought low, both morally and economically, by its obeisance to the Israel Lobby. Even Jimmy Carter, a former President of the United States and Governor of Georgia recently had to apologize to the Israel Lobby for his honest criticisms of Israel’s inhumane treatment of the occupied Palestinians in order for his grandson to be able to run for a seat in the Georgia state senate.

This should tell the macho super-power American tough guys who really runs “their” country.

Ben Stein Is An Ashkenazi Neo-Con Tool

Former actor-turned-economic and political advisor Ben Stein claimed Ron Paul was using an “anti-Semitic argument” when Congressman Paul argued the United States should refrain from bombing Yemen in a December 28 interview on CNN's Larry King Live.

Rep. Paul, a Republican from Texas, has argued for removing U.S. soldiers from the Middle East because the American presence there is increasingly seen by many Muslims as a foreign occupation force. Responding to Rep. Paul's argument that Americans should mind their own business and not become the policeman of the world, Stein argued: “No, we're not occupiers. That's the same anti-Semitic argument we've heard over and over again. That's the same anti-Semitic argument we've heard over and over again.”

Rep. Paul responded by saying, “That is a vicious attack,” and Stein defended his statement by saying, “Look, that is not a vicious attack.”

Stein's attack on Dr. Paul is only the latest gaffe by the former movie actor. Stein served as a frequent financial advisor on CNBC in 2007, where he doled out terrible predictions in a debate with Euro-Pacific Capital President Peter Schiff. Faced with dire warnings about the coming housing market crash from Schiff, Stein predicted a healthy housing market. “Sub-prime is tiny. Sub-prime is a tiny, tiny blip,” Stein stressed, adding:

The financials, as I keep saying, are just super-bargains. I predict that, like, Merrill Lynch which is an astonishingly well-run company. Did you know that a couple of days ago it was trading at barely more than seven times earnings? Financials typically trade at a low P-E [price to earnings ratio], but this is a joke. This stock, they might as well be giving it away in cereal boxes and giving it away, that's how cheap it is.

Ben Stein made that investment advice when Merrill Lynch was selling at $76.04 per share. That value quickly sunk to $21 per share and the firm only avoided bankruptcy after a 2008 Bank of America merger that nearly bankrupted the banking giant (Bank of America is the largest bank in the United States). Stein also predicted the stock market would continue to climb during the August 2007 CNBC show. “I think stocks will be a heck of a lot higher a year from now than they are now,” Stein announced confidently. When he made this prediction on August 18, 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was bouncing between 13,000 and 14,000, but within a year and a half, the DJIA had sunk to less than 7,000.

Throughout the heated debate, Stein never even tried to explain why Paul's contention that the United States should not be the policeman of the world is anti-Semitic. Ben Stein's accusation of “anti-Semitic argument” is clearly as accurate as his financial predictions several years ago. Perhaps that's why some Ron Paul supporters have started a “Win Ben Stein's Apology” page on Facebook, a play on the former actor's old game show Win Ben Stein's Money. Larry King announced that he would invite both people back onto the show December 29 to continue the heated conversation.

The argument began when Dr. Paul noted that American foreign policy experts make bombing decisions while “never asking the question: What is the motive?” He went on to explain that the most recent would-be airline hijacker “said why he did it. He said because we bombed Yemen two weeks ago. That was his motive.” Dr. Paul then went on to explain that the United States is falling into the interventionist trap:

Osama bin Laden said that he has a plan for America. First, he wants to bog us down in the Middle East in a no-win war. He wants to bankrupt this country, demoralize us, as well as have us do things that motivate people to join his radical movement. It seems like we have fallen into his trap.

Dr. Paul (he's an obstetrician as well as a Congressman) noted that the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, now in their seventh and ninth years respectively, have spurred terrorist attacks from Muslims who want the foreign troops out of their countries. Ben Stein responded to Dr. Paul by saying, “I never heard anything quite like that in my whole life. What he's basically saying is that we are doing something wrong by defending ourselves. Look, if these terrorists are trying to kill the government of Yemen, we've got to help defend them. They are our friends.”

That was an odd retort, since it leaves the question of who the “ourselves” is in Stein's sentence. While the question of whether Yemen is a government that ranks among “our friends” is debatable at best (it's a corrupt pseudo-democracy with a horrible human-rights record), it hardly stands to reason that defending a rather insignificant and corrupt government on the other end of the planet is equivalent to defending U.S. soil.

Asked again why terrorists were targeting the United States rather than other free countries, Stein replied, “They're terrorists and murderers because they are psychos. They're terrorists and murderers because they are psychos, same as all terrorists and murderers.” But, of course, if they are “psychos,” then they don't act with any reason. And if they don't act with any reason, then there's no reason to believe they would target the United States more than any other country. In fact, if they are indeed insane as Ben Stein suggests, there's less chance of them attacking the United States than the country where they are currently living because attacking the United States requires the kind of travel and planning that the insane rarely undertake.

German Phyicists Trash Global Warming Myth

guest article by John O’Sullivan

For any non-scientist interested in the climate debate, there is nothing better than a ready primer to guide you through the complexities of atmospheric physics – the “hardest” science of climatology. Here we outline the essential points made by Dr. Gerhard Gerlich, a respected German physicist, that counter the bogus theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW).

Before going further, it’s worth bearing in mind that no climatologist ever completed any university course in climatology–that’s how new this branch of science really is. Like any new science the fall-back position of a cornered AGW proponent is the dreaded “appeal to authority” where the flustered debater, out of his or her depth, will say, “Well, professor so-and-so says it’s true – so it must be true.” Don’t fall for that proxy tree-ring counter’s gambit any longer. Here is the finest shredding of junk science you will ever read.
In a recently revised and re-published paper, Dr Gerlich debunks AGW and shows that the IPCC “consensus” atmospheric physics model tying CO2 to global warming is not only unverifiable, but actually violates basic laws of physics, i.e. the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics. The latest version of this momentous scientific paper appears in the March 2009 edition of the International Journal of Modern Physics.

The central claims of Dr. Gerlich and his colleague, Dr. Ralf Tscheuschner, include, but are not limited to:
1) The mechanism of warming in an actual greenhouse is different than the mechanism of warming in the atmosphere, therefore it is not a “greenhouse” effect and should be called something else.
2) The climate models that predict catastrophic global warming also result in a net heat flow from atmospheric greenhouse gasses to the warmer ground, which is in violation of the second law of thermodynamics.
Essentially, any machine which transfers heat from a low temperature reservoir to a high temperature reservoir without external work applied cannot exist. If it did it would be a “perpetual motion machine” – the realm of pure sci-fi.

Gerlich’s and Tscheuschner’s independent theoretical study is detailed in a lengthy (115 pages), mathematically complex (144 equations, 13 data tables, and 32 figures or graphs), and well-sourced (205 references) paper. The German physicists prove that even if CO2 concentrations double (a prospect even global warming advocates admit is decades away), the thermal conductivity of air would not change more than 0.03%. They show that the classic concept of the glass greenhouse wholly fails to replicate the physics of Earth’s climate. They also prove that a greenhouse operates as a “closed” system while the planet works as an “open” system and the term “atmospheric greenhouse effect” does not occur in any fundamental work involving thermodynamics, physical kinetics, or radiation theory. All through their paper the German scientists show how the greenhouse gas theory relies on guesstimates about the scientific properties involved to “calculate” the chaotic interplay of such a myriad and unquantifiable array of factors that is beyond even the abilities of the most powerful of modern supercomputers.
The paper’s introduction states it neatly:
(a) there are no common physical laws between the warming phenomenon in glass houses and the fictitious atmospheric greenhouse effects, (b) there are no calculations to determine an average surface temperature of a planet, (c) the frequently mentioned difference of 33 degrees Celsius is a meaningless number calculated wrongly, (d) the formulas of cavity radiation are used inappropriately, (e) the assumption of a radiative balance is unphysical, (f) thermal conductivity and friction must not be set to zero, the atmospheric greenhouse conjecture is falsified.
This thorough debunking of the theory of man made warming disproves that there exists a mechanism whereby carbon dioxide in the cooler upper atmosphere exerts any thermal “forcing” effect on the warmer surface below. To do so would violate both the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. As there is no glass roof on the earth to trap the excess heat, it escapes upward into space.Thus we may conclude that the common sense axioms are preserved so that the deeper the ocean, the colder the water and heat rises, it does not fall. QED.

John O’Sullivan is a legal advocate and writer who for several years has litigated in government corruption and conspiracy cases in both the US and Britain. Visit his website.
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Winning The War: 30 Insurgents At A Time

Source: Security Crank

Just how often has the U.S. and NATO killed the Taliban in groups of 30 during 2009? The answer may surprise you:
  • Adnkronos, 12/07/2009: “Up to 30 suspected militants were killed in a NATO airstrike on a Taliban hideout in eastern Afghanistan close to the Pakistani border on Monday. The airstrike targeted the village of Sangar Dara in the mountainous Watapur district of Kunar province , the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.”
  • SF Chronicle, 12/04/2009: “Air strikes in two areas of the Mohmand border region killed 30 suspected militants, a military statement said. It said the strikes were “highly successful” but provided no further details, including whether any civilians were hurt.”
  • Xinhua, 11/04/2009: “The military said that the troops have killed 30 more militants during the last 24 hours, bringing the total fatalities to 400, as the operation in the country’s tribal area steadily progressed towards the Taliban strongholds in South Waziristan.”
  • Xinhua, 08/31/2009: “At least 30 bodies of suspected Taliban fighters were recovered in northwest Pakistan’s insurgency-hit Swat valley on Monday, witnesses said. The Pakistani army said they were killed in fighting with the security forces.”
  • Calgary Times, 07/04/2009: “The attack included an attempted suicide truck bombing of the base in the Zirok district of southeastern Paktika province, local officials said. As many as 30 Taliban insurgents might have been killed when troops called in air strikes, they said.”
  • Khaleej Times, 06/24/2009: “Thirty Taliban militants were killed in clashes with NATO and Afghan forces in separate incidents in southern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.”
  • Straits Times, 06/15/2009: “Security officials in the region said that about 30 militants were killed in Mohmand agency, close to the provincial capital Peshawar.”
  • Monsters and Critics, 05/28/2009: “In another incident, the Afghan Defence Ministry said Thursday that its troops, backed by international forces, killed 30 suspected militants in neighbouring Khost province Wednesday after the militants attacked their joint base.”
  • Monsters and Critics, 05/14/2009: “At least 30 Taliban fighters were killed Thursday when government artillery fire destroyed their hideout in north-west Pakistan, residents and officials said, as concerns about the fate of thousands of refugees in the region grew amid an escalating humanitarian crisis. Up to 30 suspected militants were in the compound when it was hit, and the Taliban have moved the dead and injured to an undisclosed location, he said.”
  • Reuters, 01 April 2009: “U.S. and Afghan forces have killed 30 Taliban fighters, including a local commander, in an operation in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.”
  • IRNA, 02/17/2009: “Suspected US drone fired missiles on a training camp of Taliban militants in a Pakistani tribal region on Monday, killing around 30 people, witnesses and official sources said.”
  • New York Times, 01/01/2009: “On Wednesday, the Taliban came for revenge. A group of about 30 Taliban fighters swooped in on Mullah Salam’s house and opened fire. They killed at least 20 of his bodyguards, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed that they killed 32. Two of the attackers died.”
Alright, okay, you get the point. Just in case you thought this was limited to Afghanistan and Pakistan:
  • Reuters, 02/03/2009: “[Yemeni President Ali Abdullah] Saleh urged the leaders not to give refuge to militants and help the state’s fight against al-Qaeda by turning them in. A security official told Reuters authorities had detained 30 suspected militants in a renewed campaign.”
Oh yes, it’s the same Yemen. But look, hopping onto Google News and typing “30 Taliban” or “30 suspected militants” brings up literally dozens of stories each year, stretching back at least to 2005. Indeed, thirty seems to be the magic number when it comes to arresting or killing off Taliban and other militant fighters in Afghanistan.

The Security Crank is not the first one to notice this: mad props for the idea go to Moon of Alabama.
But the much more important point remains: how could we possibly have any idea how the war is going, here or anywhere else, when the bad guys seem only to die in groups of 30? The sheer ubiquity of that number in fatality and casualty counts is astounding, to the point where I don’t even pay attention to a story anymore when they use that magic number 30. It is an indicator either of ignorance or deliberate spin… but no matter the case, whenever you see the number 30 used in reference to the Taliban, you should probably close the tab and move onto something else, because you just won’t get a good sense of what happened there.

Oh, and shame to all you news agencies — all of you, since you’re all guilty — for playing along with such an obvious bit of number fudging. And weren’t we supposed to stop doing body counts anyway? That took all of a minute to reverse.

Update: Use ctrl-f (or CMD if you’re a mac-head) and search for “30″ or “thirty” on this 2009 timeline of events for Pakistan. It’s unreal.

Bankers Get $4 Trillion Gift From Bawney Fwank

Source: Bloomberg
To close out 2009, I decided to do something I bet no member of Congress has done -- actually read from cover to cover one of the pieces of sweeping legislation bouncing around Capitol Hill.

Hunkering down by the fire, I snuggled up with H.R. 4173, the financial-reform legislation passed earlier this month by the House of Representatives. The Senate has yet to pass its own reform plan. The baby of Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, the House bill is meant to address everything from too-big-to-fail banks to asleep-at-the-switch credit-ratings companies to the protection of consumers from greedy lenders.

I quickly discovered why members of Congress rarely read legislation like this. At 1,279 pages, the “Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” is a real slog. And yes, I plowed through all those pages. (Memo to Chairman Frank: “ystem” at line 14, page 258 is missing the first “s”.)

The reading was especially painful since this reform sausage is stuffed with more gristle than meat. At least, that is, if you are a taxpayer hoping the bailout train is coming to a halt.

If you’re a banker, the bill is tastier. While banks opposed the legislation, they should cheer for its passage by the full Congress in the New Year: There are huge giveaways insuring the government will again rescue banks and Wall Street if the need arises.

Nuggets Gleaned

Here are some of the nuggets I gleaned from days spent reading Frank’s handiwork:

-- For all its heft, the bill doesn’t once mention the words “too-big-to-fail,” the main issue confronting the financial system. Admitting you have a problem, as any 12- stepper knows, is the crucial first step toward recovery.
-- Instead, it supports the biggest banks. It authorizes Federal Reserve banks to provide as much as $4 trillion in emergency funding the next time Wall Street crashes. So much for “no-more-bailouts” talk. That is more than twice what the Fed pumped into markets this time around. The size of the fund makes the bribes in the Senate’s health-care bill look minuscule.
-- Oh, hold on, the Federal Reserve and Treasury Secretary can’t authorize these funds unless “there is at least a 99 percent likelihood that all funds and interest will be paid back.” Too bad the same models used to foresee the housing meltdown probably will be used to predict this likelihood as well.
More Bailouts
-- The bill also allows the government, in a crisis, to back financial firms’ debts. Bondholders can sleep easy -- there are more bailouts to come.
-- The legislation does create a council of regulators to spot risks to the financial system and big financial firms. Unfortunately this group is made up of folks who missed the problems that led to the current crisis.
-- Don’t worry, this time regulators will have better tools. Six months after being created, the council will report to Congress on “whether setting up an electronic database” would be a help. Maybe they’ll even get to use that Internet thingy.
-- This group, among its many powers, can restrict the ability of a financial firm to trade for its own account. Perhaps this section should be entitled, “Yes, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., we’re looking at you.”
Managing Bonuses
-- The bill also allows regulators to “prohibit any incentive-based payment arrangement.” In other words, banker bonuses are still in play. Maybe Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. shouldn’t have rushed to pay back Troubled Asset Relief Program funds.
-- The bill kills the Office of Thrift Supervision, a toothless watchdog. Well, kill may be too strong a word. That agency and its employees will be folded into the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Further proof that government never really disappears.
-- Since Congress isn’t cutting jobs, why not add a few more. The bill calls for more than a dozen agencies to create a position called “Director of Minority and Women Inclusion.” People in these new posts will be presidential appointees. I thought too-big-to-fail banks were the pressing issue. Turns out it’s diversity, and patronage.
-- Not that the House is entirely sure of what the issues are, at least judging by the two dozen or so studies the bill authorizes. About a quarter of them relate to credit-rating companies, an area in which the legislation falls short of meaningful change. Sadly, these studies don’t tackle tough questions like whether we should just do away with ratings altogether. Here’s a tip: Do the studies, then write the legislation.
Consumer Protection
-- The bill isn’t all bad, though. It creates a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency, the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren, currently head of a panel overseeing TARP. And the first director gets the cool job of designing a seal for the new agency. My suggestion: Warren riding a fiery chariot while hurling lightning bolts at Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
-- Best of all, the bill contains a provision that, in the event of another government request for emergency aid to prop up the financial system, debate in Congress be limited to just 10 hours. Anything that can get Congress to shut up can’t be all bad.

Even better would be if legislators actually tackle the real issues stemming from the financial crisis, end bailouts and, for the sake of my eyes, write far, far shorter bills.

(David Reilly is a Bloomberg News columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Curious Case Of The Underwear Bomber

by Justin Raimondo
It just wouldn’t be Christmas in the age of terror if we didn’t have a visitation, ostensibly from al-Qaeda, now would it? ‘Tis the season, and all that. Recall Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber," arrested on December 22, 2001, for trying to blow up American Airlines flight 63, coming into Miami from Paris. As in the current case involving one Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian, the explosive used was PETN, also known as pentaerythritol: Reid, like Umar, was subdued by passengers and airline attendants, and, to add yet another touch of déjà vu, Reid’s stunt led to the imposition of the take-off-your-shoes rule at airport security, just as Umar’s midair antics have now inspired the Transportation Safety Authority to inaugurate a spate of new regulations: nothing in your lap, please, and no getting up from your seat for a solid hour before landing.

Also please note the timing: the Reid incident occurred at a volatile moment, right after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and just as the Bush administration was ramping up to invade both Afghanistan and Iraq. Umar, the lap bomber – so called because he apparently had his explosive device hidden in his pants – also leaps onto the international stage at a sensitive time, when President Obama is launching a major offensive in Afghanistan and the US has "assisted" Yemen in its air strikes on the alleged al-Qaeda stronghold in that country – where Umar, we’re told, received "training" and the actual explosive device.

Yes, the parallels are certainly eerie – but so what? After all, these terrorists are seemingly a simple-minded lot, if the behavior and demeanor of, say, Richard Reid is any indication. How many different explosive substances are available for such a "job," and, at any rate, what else can one expect from the TSA in response except a bunch of useless and needlessly intrusive regulations that have little relevance to what happened? And, of course, the US, it seems, is always launching some new attack or military campaign, somewhere, so the timing is pure chance. Right?

What’s more, the pattern fails when we take into account our own mindset, eight years after the Shoe-na’bomber affair: back then, we were all too frightened out of our wits to really question anything the government told us, and the news media reported. We took it all at face value, and trusted in the gods that we wouldn’t all be blown to smithereens in the next attack, which – for all we knew – could have come at any time.

Eight years later, our mental processes have been quickened, through bitter experience, and a growing cynicism which leads us to notice – and question – several seeming anomalies, such as: why, when Umar’s own father – a prominent banker – contacted the US embassy, and met with the CIA as well as the Nigerian intelligence agency, and warned them his son might pose a danger, was Umar allowed on a plane entering the US? Authorities tell us that he was in a database, consisting of over half a million people, said to pose a risk, but not on the "no fly" list, in spite of his own father’s warning.

How could this happen? Inquiring minds want to know.

Another break in the Shoe’na-bomber pattern is Umar himself, whose life of wealth and privilege stands in stark contrast to Reid’s. While Reid was the poor son of a jailbird, a nobody with an apparently limited mental capacity, Umar is the son of Dr. Umaru Mutallab, former economics minister in the Nigerian government and one of the country’s most prominent bankers: schooled at the exclusive British International School in Lome, Togo, and an aspiring mechanical engineer, he had a bright future ahead of him, and if any single word could be used to characterize his life prior to the Christmas day incident, it would be access.
Access not only to the best schools and opportunities, and to his posh London digs, but also access to planes without the proper documents, as one Kurt Haskell, who was on the same flight with Umar, testifies:

“I was on this flight today and am thankful to be alive. My wife and I were returning from an African safari and had this connecting flight through Amsterdam. I sat in row 27, which was 7 rows behind the terrorist. I got to see the whole thing take place and it was very scary. Thanks to a few quick acting people I am still alive today.
"…I was next to the terrorist when he checked in at the Amsterdam airport early on Christmas. My wife and I were playing cards directly in front of the check in counter. This is what I saw (and I relayed this to the FBI when we were held in customs):
"An Indian man in a nicely dressed suit around age 50 approached the check in counter with the terrorist and said ‘This man needs to get on this flight and he has no passport.’ The two of them were an odd pair as the terrorist is a short, black man that looked like he was very poor and looks around age 17(Although I think he is 23 he doesn’t look it). It did not cross my mind that they were terrorists, only that the two looked weird together. The ticket taker said ‘you can’t board without a passport.’ The Indian man then replied, ‘He is from Sudan, we do this all the time.’. I can only take from this to mean that it is difficult to get passports from Sudan and this was some sort of sympathy ploy. The ticket taker then said ‘You will have to talk to my manager,’ and sent the two down a hallway. I never saw the Indian man again as he wasn’t on the flight. It was also weird that the terrorist never said a word in this exchange. Anyway, somehow, the terrorist still made it onto the plane. I am not sure if it was a bribe or just sympathy from the security manager."

This goes way beyond weird, all the way to sinister. Perhaps we should take Janet Napolitano’s assurance that “right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger” with a gargantuan grain of salt. Not only that, but maybe we should simply make a new rule, as follows: anything Madame Napolitano or any government official says about this or any other similar incident should be considered, at the outset, an outright lie. Assuming deception as the default, we might be better off believing the exact opposite. This argument is especially compelling in light of what Mr. Haskell has to say about the aftermath of the Christmas bomb attempt:

"FBI also arrested a different Indian man while we were held in customs after a bomb sniffing dog detected a bomb in his carry on bag and he was searched after we landed. This was later confirmed while we were in customs when an FBI agent said to us ‘You are being moved to another area because this area is not safe. Read between the lines. Some of you saw what just happened.’(The arrest of the other Indian man). I am not sure why this hasn’t made it into any news story, but I stood about 15-20 feet away from the other Indian man when he was cuffed and arrested after his search."

Why isn’t the "mainstream" media reporting this? Well, perhaps they just don’t know about it: or it could be they do know and have been asked to keep a lid on it by the authorities, not the first time such a thing has happened when it comes to the dissemination of "sensitive" information.

In any case, given the veracity of Haskell’s account, it is clear that, contrary to news reports, Umar was no "lone nut," but had at least one accomplice with him on board the plane. Furthermore, both of his accomplices – the one who got him on the plane without a passport, and the one nabbed by the bomb-sniffing dog – may have been Indians.

What India has to do with all this is sheer speculation. While India’s foreign intelligence service, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), stands accused by Pakistanis of being behind much of the sectarian strife that riles the region, it’s unclear – to me, at least – what interest they would have in stirring the pot in faraway Yemen, the supposed source of the plot. If, however, it should suddenly be discovered that the "real" source of all this lies in the tribal regions of Pakistan, where Washington insists Osama bin Laden & Co. have set up their world headquarters, the Indian connection would make sense.

Haskell concludes his account as follows:

"What also didn’t make the news is that we were held on the plane for 20 minutes after it landed! A bomb could have gone off then. This wasn’t too smart of security to not let us off the plane immediately.

"You can see what time I am writing this as I am having a hard time sleeping tonight. Just thought some of you would like to know what I saw, Merry Christmas."

A telling note of authenticity there: clueless bureaucrats keep him on a plane that might be about to explode, and a Merry Christmas to all – and to all a good night!

No wonder the poor guy couldn’t sleep. If I were in his shoes, I wouldn’t sleep for a week. And if, somehow, I did manage to take a cat nap or two, I’d dream of Umar being led onto the plane, passport-less, escorted by his mysterious helpers, including several demonic figures lurking in the background, chortling and rubbing their hands together in gleeful anticipation.

We are asked to believe that a highly privileged young man, with everything to live for, was suddenly seized with a desire to commit suicide as an act of jihad: that he disappeared from his life of ease, on a street lined with Mercedes Benzes and Ferraris, in a fashionable district of London, and traveled to Yemen, where he received what may have been a defective bomb, which was sewn into his underwear by his jihadist trainers. This bomb then went undetected in Amsterdam airport, where the security arrangements are said to be tight (and a personal interview is conducted), and where he was let on a plane headed for the US in spite of explicit warnings given by his own father.

I’m not buying it, and, furthermore, in the context of Haskell’s testimony, another narrative seems just as likely: that this was a staged incident, a false flag operation, launched by those who have everything to gain by ramping up the atmosphere of hysteria and fear that regularly precedes America’s wars. This – admittedly speculative – scenario, of which I am equally skeptical, is buttressed, however, by the testimony of Jasper Schuringa – the passenger who leapt out of his seat on the other side of the plane, put out the fire, and secured Umar in a headlock – who says of the alleged terrorist:

“He was shaking. He didn’t resist anything. It’s just hard to believe that he was trying to blow up this plane. He was in a trance. He was very afraid.”

He didn’t resist? This hardly seems like the behavior one might expect of some fanatic jihadist bent on destruction and meeting those virgins in the afterlife.

The simplistic narrative that took shape as the news broke is already beginning to break up into something a bit more complicated, as additional information comes out, including this brief news item that just came across the wires:

"A passenger aboard the same Northwest Airlines flight that was attacked on Christmas Day was taken into custody here Sunday after becoming verbally disruptive upon landing, officials said.

"A law enforcement official said the man was Nigerian and had locked himself in the airliner’s bathroom. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

"Delta Air Lines spokeswoman Susan Elliott said crew members requested that security remove the man from Flight 253 after he became disruptive. The remaining 255 passengers got off safely, she said.

"Airport spokesman Scott Wintner said it was the same flight on which a man tried to set off an explosive on Christmas Day.

"’The pilot requested emergency assistance upon arrival,’ he said. Security and airline personnel are on edge since the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day, and the law enforcement official said that lesser incidents had been reported on other flights arriving in Detroit, but the incident with the Nigerian man had sparked the most concern."

Whether Nigerian, or Indian, something is up here, and it seems to have little to do with al-Qaeda, which – breaking its past habit of promptly taking "credit" – has yet to claim responsibility for the attempted attack. More grounds for suspicion: allegations that the Detroit incident was planned and carried out by al-Qaeda in Yemen can be traced back to "IntelCenter," a mysterious private contractor with a dubious reputation [.pdf] (see frames 89-100) that does business with the intelligence community.

Another shoe is bound to drop – the arrest of this other "Nigerian" may be it, along with the surprising news that Detroit, for some reason, seems to be the latest "terrorist" target – and when it does, I’m wondering how much closer to the truth we’ll get. One thing is certain, however, and it is this: look on the pronouncements of government officials with a very jaundiced eye.

Already Joe Lieberman and several Republicans are calling for more preemptive strikes on targets in Yemen, and it’s not hard to see that the US is very close to opening up yet another "front" in our eternal "war on terrorism." Deeper into the quagmire we go – and those demons in my dreamscape are chortling ever louder.

877 New Snowfal Records In The US Over The Last Week

Damn that global warming :) 

Mexican Drug Gangs Killed 7,000 US Citizens In 2009

From UK Daily Mail
Drug gang hitmen shot dead the grieving family of an elite Mexican marine who died after taking part in a raid that killed a notorious drug lord.

Gunmen armed with assault rifles burst into the family’s home in Quintin Arauz in the southern state of Tabasco on Monday, killing the serviceman’s mother, brother, sister and aunt.
It appeared to be a revenge attack for a Mexican navy operation last week that killed the boss of a major drug cartel, Arturo Beltran Leyva.

Despite the deployment of 49,000 troops across Mexico, broad daylight shootings are common and killings by drug gangs have soared to a record of well above 7,000 this year.

Torture, decapitations and other atrocities have become common.

The rising bloodshed has alarmed the U.S. government and hurt Mexico’s image as a relatively stable destination for foreign investors and tourists.

Ron Paul On Larry King 12/28/2009

Ben Stein calls Ron Paul "anti semitic", that's what they do when they are intellectually outgunned.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Is Criticism of Israel Anti Semitic?

By Rev. Ted Pike
December 27, 2009

Five hundred international lawmakers, diplomats and academics met in Jerusalem Dec. 16-17 to consider the threat of “mushrooming” criticism of Israel. “The Global Forum for Combating Global Anti-Semitism” was hosted by the government of Israel. Its premise is that criticism of Israel, her government, and military policies toward Palestinians is anti-Semitic if it is “strong” or uses Nazi/apartheid imagery.

This criterion for anti-Semitism is shared by the Anti-Defamation League and its Office of Global Anti-Semitism in the US State Department. In fact, ADL head Abe Foxman and the State Department’s Hannah Rosenthal (Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism) were honored guests at the conference.

Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman quoted Foxman and said much of the world has “crossed the line” from legitimate criticism to an epidemic of anti-Semitism. Diaspora Foreign Minister Yuli Edelstein also spoke for Israel. He warned that global anti-Semitism “has been able to gain endorsement from academics, media outlets, and even political parties.” Edelstein went so far as to say:

to be ‘anti-Israel’ is to be anti-Semitic. To boycott Israel, Israeli professors and Israeli businesses, these are not political acts, these are acts of hate, acts of anti-Semitism!...Look at the reality Israelis face when traveling to international athletic, business and academic events. More and more, when they arrive in Sweden, Turkey, England, and even the United States, they must lecture and perform before hostile or even violent crowds, requiring police protection. We must not hesitate to expose this hatred for what it is. It is a strong and vile form of xenophobia [fear of foreigners]. It expresses itself through violence, mockery and exclusion. It is directed toward the outside, toward that which is different, in appearance, speech or prayer." "It is discrimination against Jews, because they are Jews. In short, it is anti-Semitism." (Jerusalem Post, Dec. 16, 2009, “Verbatim: Anti-Semites Have Warped Tiny Israel Into Goliath”)

In its 2008 report to Congress, the Office of Global Anti-Semitism says "classic anti-Semitism" is the New Testament belief that Jews masterminded the crucifixion of Christ 2000 years ago. (See U.S. Government, Talmud Mock New Testament) ADL says anti-Semitism is harsh criticism of Israel. ADL agrees with the State Department and the government of Israel that anti-Semitism is visual or verbal comparison of Israeli leaders or military to Nazis. Webster’s New 20th Century Dictionary defines anti-Semitism as “fearing Jews or Jewish things.” Israel is a quintessentially Jewish thing. Thus, fearing Israel, its leaders, or military is anti-Semitic.

Are beliefs of Christians and critics of Israel’s policies really an ominous scourge which should be silenced by governments worldwide?

Lest We Forget

In 1982, largely in response to sporadic rocket attacks from the north, Israel killed at least 19,500 in three days of saturation bombing of refugee camps in southern Lebanon. ADL was Israel's PR bulldog then, as it is today. ADL and the Israeli government downplayed the casualties and damages at Sidon as well as Beirut.

Yet Stan Mooneyham—highly respected leader of World Vision International, a Christian relief organization—managed to penetrate the area much sooner than other Western observers. He reported:

If the Israeli figure of 165 killed in Sidon is accurate, I saw all but 10 of those bodies in one school basement still unburied three weeks after the invasion. That says nothing about the township of Ein-el-Hillweh just outside of Sidon which had a normal population of 60,000 and was obliterated by saturation bombing…There is no Ein-el-Hillweh anymore. Never before have I seen such total destruction, not even in Minagua, the earthquake-stricken capital of Nicaragua. If the world's war-makers and peace-makers want to see what saturation bombing looks like, they should look here. Israel, a country skilled in making the desert blossom like a rose, knows how to turn rose into desert. . .it's one of the major massacres of modern times.

As the head of an international relief organization bringing $400,000 of medical and relief supplies to victims of this modern holocaust, Mooneyham was astonished that Israel refused to allow distribution of such necessities, even two weeks after fighting ended and the area was secure! He explicitly described the smell of rotting bodies, the pervasive wreckage and grief of large communities blitzed out of existence.

Mooneyham’s viewing of Lebanon prompted him to make an ominous comparison: “The sheer magnitude of this one visible piece of the Israeli war machine is incredible. David seems determined to become Goliath.” (World Vision Magazine, September, October 1982)

Is this Christian observer’s account anti-Semitic? According to Israel, ADL, the US State Dept., and Webster’s New 20th Century Dictionary, it is. His articles harshly criticize Israeli national policy, her leaders and military. He also expresses "fear of Jews and Jewish things" - generals such as Ariel Sharon who ordered the attack and the Israeli military's homicidal hatred of Arab refugees and indifference to their sufferings. (Israeli General Rafael Eitan described the refugees during the bombardment as "cockroaches in a bottle.") Mooneyham did not compare Israel in 1982 to Nazis. (He compared Israel to Goliath.) But he easily could have.

In 1982, ADL and Israel argued that, considering Israel's "right to defend herself," her military response of saturation bombing on southern Lebanon was necessary, just, and proportionate. Virtually all politicians, big media, and all major Christian leaders (except for Mooneyham) were either silent or defended Israel.

After “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza last year, most evangelicals similarly agreed with ADL and Israel that Israel's “right to exist” was challenged by sporadic rocket fire from Gaza and her response of bombardment and continuing blockade has been appropriate.

Ever Broadening Definition of Anti-Semitism

In contrast to the defective definitions we have considered, actual anti-Semitism is the racist belief that all Jews are genetically subversive, degenerate and corruptive. Hitler taught that to a generation of Germans.

But it is not anti-Semitic to protest what you sincerely believe to be grievous injustice by Israel's leadership. All the Hebrew prophets, including John the Baptist and Jesus Christ, did so. In fact, it was always the false prophetic majority who blessed ungodly Jewish leadership unconditionally. This perfectly describes the evangelical position over the past century.

If you listen to critics of Israel today, you will virtually never hear them criticize Jews according to racist criteria as Hitler did. (Sixteen international and European humanitarian and human rights groups have just released a report critical of Israel's "collective punishment" of the Gazans. A similar report by Amnesty International is typical of many.) Rather they complain of human rights abuses by Israel. They say the Palestinians have been driven to fanaticism and terrorism by Israeli oppression. Whether or not you agree, such criticism can’t be properly termed anti-Semitism. Yet more than a billion of such dissidents are now labeled as anti-Semitic by Israel, ADL, and our US State Dept.

Israel's name-calling of critics during the recent Jerusalem conference is dangerous and irresponsible. It ignores the possibility that many (including Jews) use strong words out of love for Israel and the Jewish people. They may employ “tough love” language to bring Israel to what they believe is reality. They want Israeli leaders and war makers to realize the extreme danger their policies and actions might have on the future of Israel and the safety of all Jews. Many Jews are concerned that Israel’s actions may cause a massive backlash of actual violent and vulgar anti-Semitism worldwide. Instead of softening, Israel gives concerned Jews and the world only two options: "Don’t strongly criticize Israeli policies and be our friend, or oppose our actions and be branded a hateful anti-Semite."

Israel’s two simplistic options threaten millions. Under ADL’s hate crimes laws in countries such as Germany and Canada, the accusation of anti-Semitism can easily embroil the victim in financially devastating litigation, huge fines and even imprisonment if convicted. A year ago, Australian Holocaust questioner Dr. Fredrick Toben narrowly avoided a probable five years of imprisonment under a German-EU charge of anti-Semitism; the charge was largely incurred because of his "anti-Semitic" doubts that the six-million figure of Jewish Holocaust dead was accurate.

Evangelical Christians are also directly threatened by broad, incriminating definitions of anti-Semitism. ADL's Dept. of Global Anti-Semitism accuses hundreds of millions of evangelical, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and other Christians of being “classic anti-Semites” for believing the New Testament account of Jewish complicity in the crucifixion. (See U.S. Government, Talmud Mock New Testament) Tens of millions of evangelicals still support Israel unconditionally and inherit a 20th century pro-Zionist tradition to which Israel owes the bulk of its nationhood and success. But they are now, incredibly, viewed by the US State Department and Israel's public relations arm, ADL, as anti-Semitic. They are already regarded by Canada as "anti-Semitic hate criminals" if they speak their convictions publically.

Who remains free from possible suspicion of anti-Semitism? Only people with no opinion at all or those too cowardly to open their mouths. At the rate ADL and Israel are expanding the definition of anti-Semitism, an "anti-Semitic hate criminal" could soon be anyone who does not slavishly support whatever Israel does—even if it is outrageously evil.

How will ADL respond if alleged anti-Semitism increases? I’ll make a New Year’s prediction. Unless ADL is restrained through worldwide exposure and criticism, it will introduce a new bill into Congress, probably called The Global Anti-Semitism Prevention Act. As an adjunct of ADL’s recently passed federal hate crimes law, this law will make it a federal felony for any American to “strongly” criticize matters Jewish, including the Jewish role in the crucifixion or present Israeli policies.

Tragically, just as most evangelical "watchdog" groups allowed ADL's federal and 45 state hate laws to pass over the past 20 years (for fear of ADL reprisal against in-depth hate law education), they will probably allow this bill to become law—still fearing being labeled anti-Semitic. In one fell swoop, ADL, the U.S. government and the state of Israel will possess a federal statute in America (also to be passed in Canada, Europe, and Australia) making the greatest lovers of Jews in human history—tens of millions of evangelical Christians—into "anti-Semitic" enemies ripe for prosecution.

If that happens, Jesus foretells what comes next: "they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons…for my name's sake." (Luke 21:12)

© 2009 Rev. Ted Pike - All Rights Reserved

Iranian Nuke Document A Forgery

December 28, 2009

U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

Philip Giraldi, who was a CIA counterterrorism official from 1976 to 1992, told IPS that intelligence sources say that the United States had nothing to do with forging the document, and that Israel is the primary suspect. The sources do not rule out a British role in the fabrication, however.

The Times of London story published Dec. 14 did not identify the source of the document. But it quoted “an Asian intelligence source” – a term some news media have used for Israeli intelligence officials – as confirming that his government believes Iran was working on a neutron initiator as recently as 2007.

The story of the purported Iranian document prompted a new round of expressions of U.S. and European support for tougher sanctions against Iran and reminders of Israel’s threats to attack Iranian nuclear programme targets if diplomacy fails.

U.S. news media reporting has left the impression that U.S. intelligence analysts have not made up their mind about the document’s authenticity, although it has been widely reported that they have now had a full year to assess the issue.

Giraldi’s intelligence sources did not reveal all the reasons that led analysts to conclude that the purported Iran document had been fabricated by a foreign intelligence agency. But their suspicions of fraud were prompted in part by the source of the story, according to Giraldi.

“The Rupert Murdoch chain has been used extensively to publish false intelligence from the Israelis and occasionally from the British government,” Giraldi said.

The Times is part of a Murdoch publishing empire that includes the Sunday Times, Fox News and the New York Post. All Murdoch-owned news media report on Iran with an aggressively pro-Israeli slant.

The document itself also had a number of red flags suggesting possible or likely fraud.

The subject of the two-page document which the Times published in English translation would be highly classified under any state’s security system. Yet there is no confidentiality marking on the document, as can be seen from the photograph of the Farsi-language original published by the Times.

The absence of security markings has been cited by the Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, as evidence that the “alleged studies” documents, which were supposedly purloined from an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons-related programme early in this decade, are forgeries.

The document also lacks any information identifying either the issuing office or the intended recipients. The document refers cryptically to “the Centre”, “the Institute”, “the Committee”, and the “neutron group”.

The document’s extreme vagueness about the institutions does not appear to match the concreteness of the plans, which call for hiring eight individuals for different tasks for very specific numbers of hours for a four-year time frame.

Including security markings and such identifying information in a document increases the likelihood of errors that would give the fraud away.

The absence of any date on the document also conflicts with the specificity of much of the information. The Times reported that unidentified “foreign intelligence agencies” had dated the document to early 2007, but gave no reason for that judgment.

An obvious motive for suggesting the early 2007 date is that it would discredit the U.S. intelligence community’s November 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, which concluded that Iran had discontinued unidentified work on nuclear weapons and had not resumed it as of the time of the estimate.

Discrediting the NIE has been a major objective of the Israeli government for the past two years, and the British and French governments have supported the Israeli effort.

The biggest reason for suspecting that the document is a fraud is its obvious effort to suggest past Iranian experiments related to a neutron initiator. After proposing experiments on detecting pulsed neutrons, the document refers to “locations where such experiments used to be conducted”.

That reference plays to the widespread assumption, which has been embraced by the International Atomic Energy Agency, that Iran had carried out experiments with Polonium-210 in the late 1980s, indicating an interest in neutron initiators. The IAEA referred in reports from 2004 through 2007 to its belief that the experiment with Polonium-210 had potential relevance to making “a neutron initiator in some designs of nuclear weapons”.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the political arm of the terrorist organisation Mujahedeen-e Khalq, claimed in February 2005 that Iran’s research with Polonium-210 was continuing and that it was now close to producing a neutron initiator for a nuclear weapon.

Sanger and Broad were so convinced that the Polonium-210 experiments proved Iran’s interest in a neutron initiator that they referred in their story on the leaked document to both the IAEA reports on the experiments in the late 1980s and the claim by NCRI of continuing Iranian work on such a nuclear trigger.

What Sanger and Broad failed to report, however, is that the IAEA has acknowledged that it was mistaken in its earlier assessment that the Polonium-210 experiments were related to a neutron initiator.

After seeing the complete documentation on the original project, including complete copies of the reactor logbook for the entire period, the IAEA concluded in its Feb. 22, 2008 report that Iran’s explanations that the Polonium-210 project was fundamental research with the eventual aim of possible application to radio isotope batteries was “consistent with the Agency’s findings and with other information available to it”.

The IAEA report said the issue of Polonium-210 – and thus the earlier suspicion of an Iranian interest in using it as a neutron initiator for a nuclear weapon – was now considered “no longer outstanding”.

New York Times reporters David Sanger and William J. Broad reported U.S. intelligence officials as saying the intelligence analysts “have yet to authenticate the document”. Sanger and Broad explained the failure to do so, however, as a result of excessive caution left over from the CIA’s having failed to brand as a fabrication the document purporting to show an Iraqi effort to buy uranium in Niger.

The Washington Post’s Joby Warrick dismissed the possibility that the document might be found to be fraudulent. “There is no way to establish the authenticity or original source of the document…,” wrote Warrick.

But the line that the intelligence community had authenticated it evidently reflected the Barack Obama administration’s desire to avoid undercutting a story that supports its efforts to get Russian and Chinese support for tougher sanctions against Iran.

This is not the first time that Giraldi has been tipped off by his intelligence sources on forged documents. Giraldi identified the individual or office responsible for creating the two most notorious forged documents in recent U.S. intelligence history.

In 2005, Giraldi identified Michael Ledeen, the extreme right-wing former consultant to the National Security Council and the Pentagon, as an author of the fabricated letter purporting to show Iraqi interest in purchasing uranium from Niger. That letter was used by the George W. Bush administration to bolster its false case that Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear weapons programme.

Giraldi also identified officials in the “Office of Special Plans” who worked under Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith as having forged a letter purportedly written by Hussein’s intelligence director, Tahir Jalail Habbush al-Tikriti, to Hussein himself referring to an Iraqi intelligence operation to arrange for an unidentified shipment from Niger.

Ron Paul Address 12/28/2009

Cop Tasers Man 11 Times While He Has A Diabetic Seizure

CN) - A suburban Chicago police officer Tasered a man 11 times while he was having a diabetic seizure, and the 56 seconds of needlessly inflicted electric shock, "inflicted ... while he was lying unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom, permanently scarred [him] and caused him neurological damage that has not abated," the man claims in Chicago Federal Court.
Prospero Lassi says he suffered a diabetes-induced seizure at home on April 9. His roommate called 911, and police from LaGrange Park and Brookfield responded, with EMTs from LaGrange Park.
Lassi says his roommate explained to police that he was having a diabetic seizure. Lassi "was not alert and could not move his body."
When the EMTs asked the cops to help them move Lassi from where he was lying on the floor, Lassi says, one of his "arms flailed during his diabetes-induced seizure, striking one of the LaGrange and Brookfield defendants. At no time did Mr. Lassi intentionally strike or offensively touch any of the LaGrange or Brookfield defendants."
Lassi says LaGrange Park Officer Darren Pedota responded by Tasering him 11 times, for nearly a minute, as he lay helpless.
He was hospitalized for 5 days, and was unable to work for 3 months because of the attack, "and his quality of life has suffered substantially," Lassi says.
"At no time did Mr. Lassi do anything to warrant the use of force against him. Mr. Lassi was never cited, arrested, or charged with any crime," according to the complaint.
He seeks punitive damages for battery, excessive force, and failure to intervene. He is represented by Arthur Loevy of Loevy & Loevy.

Shabbos Goy Rush Limbaugh Lies To You About The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

 The Lie

 The Truth

Huge Addition To The Reckless Cop Tag

      Latest update:
      Friday, Dec. 25, 2009

Minnesota police captain gets probation for drug charges

Pennsylvania cop fired after beating store clerk who asked for I/D before selling tobacco products

DC Assistant Chief lies to cover for cop who drew gun after his Hummer was hit by snowballs

Philadelphia cop quits the day before he's charged with raping girl for years

Rhode Island police officer charged with assault on cuffed woman

Florida cop resigns after Internal Affairs inquiry finds he lost prisoner

California Highway Patrol lieutenant convicted of trying to boink 13-year-old

Massachusetts woman says police beat her husband to death

      Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

Pennsylvania cop accused of taking sexually explicit photos of unconscious woman

Colorado correctional officer avoids prison in bribery case

Indiana police detective arrested for domestic violence

Off-duty Pennsylvania cop accused in Wawa worker beating

Texas cop who tased girlfriend’s face might not do time

DC cop pulls a gun on snowball fighters

No charges will be filed against drunk driving Texas cop who fled crash scene

Virginia sheriff gets 19 months for corruption

Illinois cop accused of neglecting animals at his suburban getaway

Strange new twist in scandal involving rogue Philadelphia PD narcotics unit

California city slated to pay $195,000 for alleged police brutality

South Carolina school cop arrested on drug charges

South Carolina deputy arrested on drug charges (not the same as above)

Florida sheriff probing assault allegedly involving un-named police officer

      Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009

South Carolina ex-cop who pled insanity sentenced to 35 years for kidnapping

Washington DC police officer arraigned on murder charge

Texas police officer gets probation for giving alcohol to teen, showing porn

Ohio cop caught partying with underage drinkers

California cops shoot friendly dog to death

Indiana narcotics officer pleads guilty in corruption case

District Attorney says some might go free due to charges against Pennsylvania police

Three Florida officers charged; at least 70 criminal cases at risk

      Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

Texas school cop gets eight years in jail for five years of molesting child

Queens family tells outrageous story of NYPD raid

Tennessee ex-cop convicted of kidnapping and raping a 20-year-old North Chattanooga housesitter

New Mexico deputy pleads in pharmacy robbery

Jailed California prison guard is ordered to repay $244,400 for workers' comp fraud

Arizona's outlaw sheriff defies federal government on immigration, launches repeated investigations of those who criticize him

Illinois cop is fired after being convicted of beating a woman in a bar

Florida police officer convicted of attempted sexual battery

Three Pennsylvania police officers among five people indicted in race-related beating

Mississippi police chief arrested on false pretense and embezzlement charges

Washington police sergeant is placed on paid leave, accused of hitting daughter

Two Indiana cops get "stiffer penalties than expected" (short suspensions) for excessive force

Minnesota deputy guilty of stalking his ex-girlfriend

Detroit cop who embezzled $27K shows up drunk for weekends in jail

Wisconsin drug team leader resigns over "inconsistencies" in testimony

Dallas officer accused of faking burglary story to hide his sex act in squad car

      Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

Florida cop charged with raping woman after traffic stop

Former New York City cop admits trying to shake down man for drug money

California police officer convicted of sex-related charges

Dallas police acknowledge raiding wrong home in search for assault suspects

New Mexico city pays $200K for false imprisonment in police car

Drunk driving Canadian cop who killed motorcyclist will be charged only with obstruction of justice

Illinois sheriff's office again keeps personnel files under wraps

Mississippi cops gets 20 years for sexually assaulting a woman while on duty ten years ago

Pennsylvania cop cuts deal in illegal 'sexting' case

Indiana police officer involved in fatal wreck may have been drunk

Texas cop accused of using Taser on girlfriend might not do time

Texas police officer arrested for allegedly beating up student

Florida sheriff's deputy pleads guilty after showing porn movie to juveniles

Arizona deputy Police Chief quits, accused of host of violations

New Mexico cop facing termination, revoked law certification, after attacking tattoo parlor and its employees

      Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

Indiana cop gets one year for sexual battery of 15-year-old

Un-named Rhode Island cops are put on administrative duty as punishment for brutality

California town's police department sued over woman's arrest

Nevada cop convicted of 5 gross misdemeanors including 3 counts of misconduct of a public officer and 2 counts of oppression under color of office

Virginia police officer convicted of sexual battery

Georgia cop admits "accidentally threatening" to kill his wife during an argument

Pennsylvania police officer is accused of stealing money from evidence locker

Un-named Georgia cop is accused of taking a nude photo of himself at the job

Wisconsin officer charged in fraud scheme

Ex-federal agent pleads in theft of $100,000 in Louisiana

Jury finds New Mexico cops' search (obviously) unconstitutional

West Virginia FBI officer guilty of invasion of privacy

Beaten and acquitted firefighter now set to sue Massachusetts police

California police officer charged with embezzlement from officers association

      Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

Alabama police officer convicted of rape, sexual assault, sentenced to 100 years

South Carolina officer charged with stealing $191 in gas

Florida officer gets 2 years in prison for his part in a drug operation

In Montana town's three-man police department, chief is suspended, one officer is under investigation and the other just returned from suspension

Former Texas cop indicted in New York for moving 200 tons of cocaine

Lawsuit says San Diego cops are "ruthlessly" driving homeless people away from downtown

New York town suspends police officer involved in assault case

Vermont police coerce man to consent to search

Colorado deputies use Taser on ‘out of control’ child

Florida police chief found guilty of manslaughter

Arizona cops protest to support colleague who stole court documents

Florida cop gets 2 years for tipping off gangsters

NYPD officer accused of helping drug gang

      Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

California deputy convicted in lobster-poaching case

New Jersey officer indicted for misconduct, aggravated assault

California cop convicted in gropings

Illinois police made wrongful arrest, held 4-year-old on Thanksgiving

Arkansas police arrest deputy from adjoining county on drunk & disorderly

Colorado cop gets 48 hours in jail for theft

Arkansas police officer sentenced to 12 years in prison for cocaine dealing and related crimes

Missouri police officer sentenced in drug sale

      Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Witness describes hoe Tennessee cops killed man at hospital

Drug prosecution collapses after Missouri officer's claimed surveillance is shown to include day he didn't work

Texas cops kill dog, then use taser on dog’s deaf elderly owner

Oregon cop gets six months for multiple counts of official misconduct, telephonic harassment and menacing

Two civil rights groups sue Maryland sheriff's department over woman's arrest

Massachusetts cop gets six months for excessive force, false report

Judge rips NYPD on false arrests as brothers sue for $10M over wrongful narcs bust

Pennsylvania trooper allegedly stomps man's face into floor

Feds investigate Illinois cops over excessive force

      Monday, Nov. 30, 2009

Indiana police officer guilty of theft, misconduct

Kansas cops steal $550,000 from trucker

Officer who got in trouble in one West Virginia town now working in another

Allegations of police brutality probed in New Jersey

Maine Police Chief accused of misuse of authority

California city mum on payout to settle lawsuit over false police report

South Carolina officer fired for violating Public Safety policy

Pittsburgh pays $50,000 after cop illegally tickets man for flipping the bird

Oklahoma police officer shoots his firefighter brother-in-law, then kills himself, officials say

Illinois sheriff's deputy accused in lawsuit of harassing his neighbor

Arkansas police officer gets probation after pleading guilty to theft

      Friday, Nov. 27, 2009

Arizona's "tough" sheriff Joe Arpaio's crew forces inmate to give birth while shackled, then won't allow her to hold baby

Connecticut cop is suspended with pay after killing two in wreck while driving 94 mph on return from emergency call

Oregon police officer in 12-year-old girl's beanbag shooting files for stress disability

Tennessee police officer convicted of excessive force for beating handcuffed man about the head

California family sues over wrong-address SWAT raid

Jury convicts former Detroit cop in man's death

Federal lawsuit filed against Atlanta police over raid at gay club

Customs officer and wife convicted of bribery, drug importation

Cops have no comment as elderly black man sues over SWAT raid in Dallas

      Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Cops fired or forced to quit have no problem finding new jobs in different police departments

California transit cop breaks window with drunk's face

Massachusetts cop quits and is charged with making false statements to FBI agents in ongoing corruption investigation

California police officer gets 13 years for robbing banks

Former Colorado police chief is convicted of conspiracy to commit sexual assault on a child — says he was working undercover at the time

Ohio police chief convicted in Sarah Jessica Parker surrogate theft

Wyoming trooper gets 15 years for kidnapping, extortion plot

Former Pennsylvania cop gets 30 years for robbery from drug dealer

Alabama cop gets double whammy — suspended sentence and probation — for illegal access to Law Enforcement Tactical System

Bus driver beaten by Illinois cop is prosecuted for allegedly false report

      Monday, Nov. 23, 2009

Head of Chicago Police Sergeant's Association is arrested for embezzling funds from police union

Indiana police officer faces meth charge

Chief says Pennsylvania officer he won't identify will be suspended for using 'excessive force'

NYPD officer convicted of perjury

FBI probes whether New Jersey police stole from dealers

Florida cop's reputation is hurt by long record of perjury and dozens of complaints

Un-named Maryland police officer faces misconduct charge for staging mock raid using police boat and helicopter

Ohio police lieutenant gets three "penalty days" for off-duty road rage incident

Un-named Oregon police employee is disciplined but not fired over phony charges leading to $295,000 lawsuit settlement

Veteran Louisiana officer arrested for shoplifting; retires from force

Texas cop is charged with drunk driving after wrecking unmarked police car

California cop is arrested on domestic violence charges

Texas sheriff's deputy pleads guilty in phonied up methamphetamine bust

Arkansas sheriff charged with embezzlement in case involving possible sale of seized gun

      Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Florida cop sues over allegedly unfair news coverage of his dumping quadriplegic from wheelchair

Self-styled "tough" sheriff in Arizona says he'll defy judge's order to have deputy apologize for stealing documents in courtroom

Alaska corrections officer gets nine years for eight years of raping child

Maryland school cop convicted on child porn charges

28 Florida police officials, including captains, majors, undercover officers and the department spokesman, provided protection for man running Ponzi scheme

Texas Customs officer convicted of corruption

Alabama cop acquitted of evidence tampering, false reporting, and attempting to distribute a controlled substance but convicted of possessing an altered firearm asks for acquittal or new trial

Lawsuit says Illinois cops dangled suspect out window before killing him

North Carolina cop charged with rape

DC cop contradicts past testimony, says police chief ordered mass arrests of hundreds of protesters

      Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Kansas cop who offered to trade sex for dismissal of DUI charge is convicted ... of wire fraud ... and gets probation

Delaware cops say they'll close probe into police brutality unless witnesses meet alone with cops

Colorado town hires private investigator to investigate cops' investigation of crooked cop

Illinois State's Attorney to investigate shooting allegedly by ex-cop

Michigan cops tell ACLU they'll stop illegally entering homes without warrants (and local paper calls it a "quarrel")

Kansas county pays $499,000 to settle police misconduct lawsuit

NAACP says Maryland police altered video of killing

Georgia deputy who's accused of stalking left explicit messages

Vermont cop charged for killing neighbor's dog

Texas police officer sentenced to three years for child porn

      Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009

Fired Pennsylvania cop is charged with having sex with runaway

British cop convicted of sexual offences against women he met while on duty

Flint, Michigan pays $800K to settle lawsuit over illegal raid

New York cop already sentenced for bank robbery gets more time for two more bank robberies

California police officer charged with theft

Convicted Kentucky jailer tries to avoid prison time for helping cover up inmate beatings

New Jersey police officer gets 12-year term for sex assault

Tennessee trooper is suspended for sending white pride e-mail

New Jersey jail guard gets five years for smuggling drugs to inmate

Texas officer fired after allegations of inappropriately touching teen

Federal Court upholds right of woman to sue after Florida police officers tackle her in emergency room during premature birth

Louisiana cop suspended after fight with a downtown restaurant manager

Florida cop kicks suspect already on the ground

Texas sheriff's deputy gets 15 years in federal prison for drug and firearm charges

Two Arizona police officers quit amid sex, fraud investigation

Louisiana officer charged with domestic abuse, sexual battery

Drug materials found at home of Tennessee deputy accused of ID theft ; more charges expected

Investigators find "no wrongdoing" as California cops enter wrong house and kill family dog

      Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

Cops steal stuff, as a routine part of their jobs. Victims are extorted to get their property back, or simply don't get their property back, and it's kept by cops or sold to add funds to police budgets. This time the story is set in Detroit, but it's routine in many American police departments.

Missouri police won't name bail bondsmen who raided wrong home

Louisiana cop is accused of on-duty rape

Pennsylvania "rogue cop" gets 30 years for robbing a drug dealer and participating in a home invasion

Third Missouri police officer sentenced in federal corruption case

North Carolina city pays $150K to settle police brutality and false arrest lawsuit

Montana cop gets deferred sentence for embezzling from police union

Florida detective resigns as investigation nobody will talk about continues

Missouri cop sues over being shot by Illinois cop

Connecticut cops investigate police brutality allegations

Missouri cop arrested for on-duty drunk driving

      Monday, Nov. 9, 2009

FBI agent gets probation for conspiracy to invade the privacy of young girls

Ohio police tackle and Taser man as he tries to rescue people from burning home

Alaska cop and police academy teacher is convicted of 16 child sex abuse and pornography charges

Canadian corrections officer gets fourteen days in jail for brutal beating

Tape raises questions about San Jose Police use of force

North Carolina cop sentenced to a week in jail on misdemeanor charges of assault by pointing a gun, simple assault and communicating threats

Video of "controversial traffic stop" is at odds with officers' testimony

Texas cops arrest Good Samaritan who came to injured pedestrian's assistance

"I'm in my house just listening to music, and these cops are going to go inside my house without letting me know and kill my dog for no reason"

Indiana cop faces lawsuit over drive-by shootings

Five Virginia Department of Corrections officers charged in dog fondling

British police officer convicted of sexually assaulting male colleague

Federal corrections officer indicted on civil rights charges related to fatal assault on prison inmate

Kansas police officer accused of selling stolen video games

Michigan officer sentenced to jail, probation for sex on the job

TV news cameraman cites 'excessive force' in suit against New Jersey officer

Video shows Tennessee deputy beating the hell out of motorist

Attorney questions un-named Texas trooper's shooting story

California cop arrested for child molestation

Drunk-driving Utah police officer resigns after causing four-car crash

Colorado police department won't say why officer who quit was being investigated

Connecticut man sues over false arrest

Judge upholds $360,000 verdict in case of cop who beat man in hospital

Off-duty New York cop accidentally shoots, kills friend while showing off his Glock

Ohio cop charged with assault in incident at Dayton pharmacy

Utah cop gets suspended sentence for exceeding the authority of a search warrant

Louisiana sheriff's deputy accused of sex with juvenile

Wyoming cop disappears when charges of sexual assault are filed against him

Second Alabama officer indicted in child rape case

Kentucky deputy gets 30 years for plot to kill candidate for sheriff

Philadelphia police officer charged with dealing drugs and plotting to steal what he believed was a drug stash seeks a deal

Pennsylvania cop gets probation for assault of a man who was asleep at home

Convicted Canadian cop remains on duty

Kansas cop gets long sentence for sexually abusing a child

Customs officer gets 135 months for alien smuggling, bribery and drug trafficking

New York cop gets 25-year sentence for murdering fiance

Alabama cop gets 22 years for beating man to death

Alabama prison guard gets one year for taking drugs into prison

California cop pleads no contest in off-duty gun brandishing incident

Video shows Arizona cop pilfering defense materials in court

Tennessee police officer sentenced to 27 months in prison for civil rights violations

Texas internal affairs detective suspended for biased investigation of killing by cop

California cops pay $5K after running innocent man's photo in murderer-wanted ad

Ex-head of New York police pleads guilty to eight charges

Minnesota police officer Tasers man in neck while his hands are on hood of the car

81-year-old Tasered by Alaska police

Massachusetts cop arrested for downloading child pornography at police station

      Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

Utah cops track down and arrest teens for harmless burger ‘rap' at McDonald's drive-thru

New Jersey police officer sentenced for theft

Prosecutors won't charge LAPD officers in MacArthur Park police riot

Michigan cop convicted of gross indecency, misconduct in office

Florida police officer gets 2 years for role in drug sale

Pregnant Latina says she was forced to give birth in shackles after racial-profiling arrest

Investigators waited a month before even trying to question Canadian cop who shot and killed teenager

Feds investigate three Indiana cops who held a gun to a woman's head to force her to assist in an attempted drug bust

Oklahoma cops under investigation for corruption

In Minneapolis, costs of police misconduct add up

Washington cops who used fraudulent diplomas to qualify for raises keep their jobs

Washington man is allegedly jailed for trying to file complaint against police

      Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009

Oklahoma cop gets suspended sentence for years of thefts from evidence locker

Florida prison guard who arranged murder of prisoner gets life in prison

Los Angeles Police Department freaks out America with new Orwellian ad

Ex-cop from Alabama sentenced to 125 months in child porn case

Former Alabama cop sentenced to 7 years in prison

Deputy marshal in Illinois gets 4 years for information leak

Canadian officers accused of inciting violence at protest

Video shows DC cop slamming 16-year-old onto squad car

Video shows California cops San Jose police officers using baton, Taser on suspect

Maryland cop pulls gun on mall haunted house worker

Utah jail officer gets a year in jail for having child porn

Five Virginia correctional officers charged in dog fondling

Massachusetts newspaper that revealed police bonuses gets boycott and silent treatment from cops

Former U.S. marshal sentenced for leak in witness protection program

Illinois cop is sentenced to prison for embezzlement... again

      Monday, Oct. 26, 2009

City commissioner criticizes three-year police investigation into Oregon cops' killing of mentally ill man

Ohio cop charged with on-duty drunk driving

Virginia cop convicted of obstructing justice and making false statement to investigators gets his sentence reduced

Texas trooper gets six months in jail for organized criminal activity, but remains on the job

West Virginia cop who beat black man and falsely charged white girlfriend gets two years in prison

Virginia cop gets probation on corruption charges

New Jersey cops guilty of second-degree conspiracy to commit official misconduct, for

Video shows one Canadian cop stomping on and kicking a suspect lying face down on the ground, while another officer walks on the victim's legs

Chicago Police throw benefit for officer who allegedly drove drunk, killed two people, and fled the scene of the accident

Texas police illegally ticketed drivers (dozens of times) for not speaking English

Minnesota town pays $100K to settle suit over videotaped police beating

Unidentified Nevada officer shoots and kills dog, family says for "no reason"

Barber in videotaped beating by California police was held nearly two days without being booked into jail or charged, says attorney

Why are New York cops arresting gay people on charges ruled unconstitutional 26 years ago?

Texas police chief says he'll investigate after cop posts photo on MySpace showing Tasered suspect wetting himself

Unidentified Kentucky cop mistakenly shoots burglary victim

South Dakota cop convicted of raping drunk woman in squad car

Missouri attorney accuses police of wrongdoing

California cop gets paid leave while co-workers investigate claim that he raped teenager

Jury awards woman $1.5-million after Chicago police officers conspire to violate her civil rights

Phoenix pays $750K to settle lawsuit after cop in unmarked vehicle runs down bicyclist

Already facing brutality rap, Pennsylvania cop is sued twice more

Minnesota police chief who was fired for drug addiction sues, claiming substance abuse deserves protection under Americans with Disabilities Act

Dallas Police change public intoxication policy amid complaints from non-drunk people arrested, pepper-sprayed

Charges could be dropped against Indiana deputy who choked daughter

Recently-demoted Florida cop is suspended for unexplained reasons

      Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009

Illinois police officer already facing predatory assault charges is arrested for possession of child pornography

Nevada cop gets plea bargain for child molestation

School cop in Tennessee charged with raping student

Indiana police chief suspended for insubordination

Girlfreind-beating and Wal-Mart greeter shoving Tennessee cop loses his job

Pennsylvania cop gets 30 day suspension for soliciting sex from female inmate

California cop accused of sexual harassment had prior solicitation arrest

Kansas cop accused of drug charges pleads guilty to two felonies

Virginia cop from "Party Crashers" unit is convicted of DUI

Nevada cop is fired for at least three gas fill-ups for his personal vehicle on a department credit card

Illinois cop who beat student for untucked shirt jailed on rape charges

Georgia cop pleads guilty in sexual assault of 14-year-old in custody

California man dies after being Tasered by police

New Jersey cops admit springing drunk driver

New Jersey cop gets probation for shoplifting

California cop sentenced for Internet child porn

California cop accused of compromising murder investigation goes back on patrol

Arizona customs officer pleads guilty to accepting bribes to allow illegal immigrants to enter the country

Utah police officer charged with enticing a minor over the Internet

Massachusetts officer charged in fight is fired

California police officer isn't charged in machine gun shooting

Claim: California police helped cover up abuse of officer's wife

      Monday, Oct. 19, 2009

Ohio cop gets probation for felonious assault and burglary charges

Tennessee cop pleads guilty to providing protection for drug dealer

New York cop gets paid leave after accusations of harassment

Lawsuit filed over Illinois cops' deadly gunplay at church daycare center and lies afterwards

Illinois police officer facing sexual abuse charges arrested again after leaving court

Meth case tossed after Oklahoma cops' testimony is deemed inconsistent

Activist arrested and beaten by New Hampshire police

Florida cop fired after drawing gun on mother and children in front of school

Media decides tasered grandmother was asking for it

California cop is charged with a dozen felony counts

      Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

Illinois cop arrested for sexual assault of a 9 year old

Florida couple sues for damages in wrong-house raid

North Carolina sheriff pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice, refuses to resign

California police chief who shot dog is ordered to turn in gun

Oregon police officer gets six years in prison for robbing bank

Gun charge may be dropped over New York officer's departmental sanction

Canadian police dip into victims' cash

Former California cop wanted on child pornography charges

Undercover California cops infiltrate student group

Former Michigan police chief pleads guilty to fraud

New York cop who refused blood-alcohol test indicted in fatal wreck

Ohio deputy fired for drunk driving and then rehired resigns

Ohio cop gets nine months for 2 counts of aggravated statutory rape

Texas police officer on trial for child porn, sexual assault

Texas cop in choke-hold death may face charge

Alabama police officer arrested for insurance fraud

Claim: California police helped cover up abuse of officer's wife

Virginia sheriff’s deputy charged with hit and run

Illinois police officer fired for viewing hours of porn on squad car computer

Father of autistic California boy who was Tasered by cops files federal lawsuit

Lawsuit filed over killing by California transit cop

Ohio police chief sidesteps hearing by resigning

New York cop hits pregnant woman's car, drives away

      Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

Cops say unidentified Illinois police officer has resigned after beating (or as CNN puts it, “alleged beating”) of student is caught on tape

Ohio officer drives drunk, uses dispatcher to avoid colleagues, and helps friend in domestic violence case ... and is given full reinstatement to the police force with back pay

Ohio corrections officer arrested on drug charge

Missouri cop who stole cash, planted drugs, charged an innocent man, and lied to cover it up gets one year in jail

Florida deputy allegedly extorted marijuana grower

Connecticut cop accused of theft gets "special program" instead of jail time

Thousands of dollars missing from Michigan police safe

Michigan sheriff says he'll investigate allegations that deputies have unlawfully entered homes, even as he says details of the reported misconduct are false

US police stop more than 1 million people on street; stop-and-frisk policies alarm civil libertarians who worry about profiling

Arizona cop who mistakenly shot at homeowner (six times) “acted within public policy”, police board rules

Off-duty NYPD cop arrested after flashing his gun on train

      Monday, Oct. 12, 2009

Illinois cop caught on camera in student's beating is already in jail on rape charge

Two Missouri police officers charged with stealing "stolen" goods

Un-named Michigan cop is fired, and nobody will say why

Second officer in Georgia resigns after allegedly stealing county funds used in narcotics investigations

Third cop in New York town is placed on leave for "conduct unbecoming an officer" and misuse of city property

Chicago Police stonewall on rape investigations

Chicago Police stonewall on investigation of beating

Louisiana authorities investigate whether unidentified cop knew kids were growing marijuana in his house

New Hampshire authorities investigate un-cited allegations against sheriff

Strip search of woman by Ohio Sheriff's Deputies called outrageous

Northern Illinois University will review police chief's performance after he berates and threatens journali8st

North Carolina sheriff could face obstruction of justice charges

New York cops gave woman shake-and-break ride, woman alleges

Texas cop suspended as part of a drug probe

Budget cuts end police oversight in Florida's Miami-Dade

Deputy Police Chief in Massachusetts resigns to avoid disciplinary hearing on gun theft; no word on whether he'll face charges

      Friday, Oct. 9, 2009

Ohio policeman gets 3-year sentence for 'reprehensible' fraud on suicide victim's wife

Un-identified Texas cop opens fire on woman playing with dog

Un-identified Illinois cop beats special needs student on camera

More molestation charges against fired Arizona officer

Indiana cop gets 42 months for wire fraud, weapon charges

      Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

Ohio deputy who was fired for driving drunk and hampering investigation gets job back with back pay and benefits

Florida cop attempts drive-by Tasering, runs over suspect

New Hampshire Attorney General says ex-police chief admitted to theft

New York police officer charged with child molestation

9-1-1 call recorded beginnings of cops' cover-up of killing

New Jersey police officer pleads guilty to theft by deception

Judge calls Massachusetts cop "absolutely corrupt", slaps him with restraining order

California police won't say much about cops caught attempting to bring contraband across the border from Mexico

California cop arrested for real estate fraud case

Pregnant Massachusetts cop accuses fellow officer of rape

Police brutality settlement could cost Milwaukee 3-million

New York Police Chief indicted on 11 charges

Oregon deputy is arrested for drunk driving, fleeing scene

Texas internal affairs investigation is found so biased toward the officers that it lacks credibility

Lawsuit accuses Illinois cop of fake DUI arrests

California police chief surrenders guns after restraining order against him

Florida police officer trainee resigns following investigation

North Carolina sheriff fires chief deputy after conviction for obstruction of justice

Former New York officers among those arrested in alleged vehicle theft ring

Former Oklahoma police chief sentenced to 30 years for child abuse

Oklahoma trooper once again accused of using excessive force

Massachusetts cop fired after off-duty fight

3 LAPD officers charged with lying in drug case

      Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

Florida corrections officer convicted of gouging out inmate's eye

Indiana cop who watched porn at work will keep job

ACLU reports "astonishing pattern" of racial profiling in Louisiana

Ohio officer Accused Of Taking Drugs From Evidence Room

Washington police officer fired over videotaped beating of teenage girl in cell

Ohio cop arrested for DUI and public indecency

27-month sentences handed down in Oklahoma sheriff scandal

Un-named Oklahoma cop kills 10-year-old boy's dog

Connecticut cop is suspended after arrest for sexual assault on minor

Georgia deputy charged with taking money at traffic stop

Florida deputy accused of beating wife

“Stop! Don’t hurt my grandfather!”

Florida deputy arrested on extortion charge

Texas city pays $250,000 to settle lawsuit over cop's negligent driving that led to accident (cop wasn't disciplined)

Trooper, Maryland State Police named in brutality lawsuit

New York cop found guilty in killing of fiancée

New York detective charged with harassment and official misconduct

Two Michigan cops fired three years after killing man, beating brother

      Friday, Oct. 2, 2009

Texas police officer resigns after third arrest

New York police officer was slurring, refused Breathalyzer as woman lay dying, so test was postponed seven hours

Jury awards $35,000 to Missouri man beaten and gassed at traffic stop by cops, one of whom is now police chief

Massachusetts firefighter claims police brutality; cop's story conflicts with other cop's story

Oregon man sues after being arrested for filming cops

Indiana deputies get 90 days and 30 days for charity theft

Pennsylvania liquor-law officer indicted in shakedowns

Family sues after un-armed man is shot dead in his back yard by California cops

Arizona cop accused of defrauding police union

Un-named Illinois cop is arrested for actions "relating to the officer's officials conduct as a police officer"

"The video clearly shows that the officer lied in the police report"

Colorado cop arrested for tipping off lover about meth raid

New York town to pay $62,500 in false arrest lawsuit

Fired New York cop pleads guilty in pleads guilty of “reduced sex crimes”

Louisiana police chief who resigned in June is arrested for theft

23 police officers disciplined in Utah

Judge finds Arizona deputy chief in contempt of court

U.S. Capitol Police officer found sleeping it off in woman's bed

Dallas pays $250,000 and cop gets one-day suspension after speeding cop kills kid on bicycle

Former Alabama police sergeant convicted of murder

Jury awards $500K to Oregon woman hit by police car

FBI confirms civil rights probe of California police over civil rights violations

      Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

Georgia cop fired for inappropriate comments had been fired from earlier police job for child pornography

81-year-old man tased three times by California police

New Jersey cop indicted in assault case

Minnesota police settle suit in Taser arrest for $200K

Oregon cop whose shooting of a Portland man two years ago cost city half a million dollars is accused of excess force in new $300,000 lawsuit

Texas sheriff's deputy investigation still inching along

"And we're all watching like, what are you doing? What are you doing to this child?"

Michigan police officer accused of stealing from crime tip fund

      Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

Cops were routinely out of control at last week's G20 conference in Pittsburgh

Wisconsin cop is put on leave 'cuz he's in jail on extortion charges

Florida deputy accused of lewd conduct with minor

New Jersey sheriff's officer sentenced to five years in prison for demanding $60,000 from a county jail inmate in return for special treatment

Tennessee police officer among those accused in conspiracy to buy guns for Guatemalan drug cartels

Texas deputy jailed for contempt of court

Georgia police misconduct documents released

New York police detective murders wife, kills himself

Tennessee cop gets ten day suspension for illegal arrest and lying about it

New Jersey police officer charged with theft by deception

Florida police investigating officer's conduct in Tampa fight

Tennessee officer accused of spraying house with bullets

Former Alabama police sergeant goes on trial in 2003 beating death of Louisiana man

Oregon sheriff's deputy faces theft charge

City to pay $175,000 for Oregon police brutality case

Suit claims Maryland officers assaulted motorist

Woman sues after Chicago cop shoots her dog

'Drunk' New York cop kills pastor's daughter

Former Kentucky deputy admits role in murder

Tennessee deputy faces assault charge

Washington deputy accused in jail cell beating is fired

FBI investigating alleged police brutality in Massachusetts

      Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

Oklahoma deputy sheriff found guilty of civil rights violations

North Carolina trooper cries foul over firing after sexual tryst

Pennsylvania drug cop convicted of obstruction of justice, lying to investigators

Pittsburgh police use tear gas and sonic cannons on protesters

West Virginia cop takes plea bargain in underage solicitation for sex

Few details released in domestic violence charges against Delaware cop

Massachusetts man sues after being brain-injured in police beating

Virginia cop gets 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography

      Friday, Sept. 25, 2009

West Virginia police chief who quit without saying why is arrested, and nobody will say why

Arizona cops are "disciplined" after leaving woman to die in cage in sweltering heat

Arkansas cop accused of stealing from store is put on leave with pay

Texas prison guard admits ordering women held in isolation to strip so he could fondle them

Charges dropped against Pennsylvania cop who was videotaped putting his penis in calves’ mouths

Kansas residents demand cop's firing

Canadian town pays $24,000 in damages for arrest without reason

Connecticut cop taken off the street after woman obtains restraining order

Colorado cop found not guilty despite videotape of his assault on bicyclist

Minnesota cop fired amid gang strike force scandal

Louisiana cop earns six-year sentence for beating at traffic stop

Jury awards $360,000 in New York police assault case; city hopes for reduction

Oklahoma officer arrested on drug charges

Florida police detective arrested during traffic stop

Florida cop gets 30 days in theft case

California Highway Patrol says local officer should be charged in fatal crash

Indiana officer sentenced in drug theft scheme

California cop sentenced to 300 days in jail for child molestations

Charges dropped against Florida perjuring cop, provided she quits

Maryland police officer charged with stealing from criminal defendants

Oregon man sues after he's arrested for filming arrest

New Mexico pays $200,000 to settle lawsuit over student kidnapped from high school for questioning though he wasn't a suspect

      Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009

Alabama sheriff is arrested after arresting local police chief

Alabama cop gets 16 months in prison for stealing $60,000 from his department, ransacking his office to make it appear he'd been kidnapped and fleeing to Las Vegas

Former Pennsylvania police officer convicted of kidnapping, carjacking

Ohio police officer arrested after brawling at high school football game

Florida police deny cocaine-stealing rumors

New York cop gets four months for perjury

New Mexico officer surrenders in child support case

Florida cops play Wii during drug raid

Louisiana cop fired after videotaped beating is re-hired, with back pay

Kansas cops arrest Missouri police officer on drug charges

Witnesses dispute Michigan cop's account of killing at traffic stop

Georgia cop guilty of obstruction of justice for lying to grand jury

Washington settles police chase lawsuit for $2.3 million

Illinois police officer sentenced to 60 days jail for falsifying police report

Another woman files suit against former Ohio officer

      Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

ER nurse sues Illinois cop for handcuffing her during dispute over drawing suspect's blood

Oregon cop gets 15 days for soliciting sex from minor

California cop gets 15 years for taking narcotics from drug traffickers and peddling the drugs to other dealers

Four Illinois cops get 6 months apiece in shakedown scheme

Georgia police sergeant demoted in child care case

Texas cop quits after investigation shows use of excessive force

Arizona sheriff's inquiry finds broker handled too forcibly

      Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009

Cops TV show videotaped California policeman's beating by other cops, but never aired the footage and told the court it had destroyed it

Federal immigration officer pleads guilty to having sex with an 11-year-old boy in Brazil and bringing photos of the act back to US

Married Oklahoma cops accuse each other of breaking the law during domestic disputes

California police used Taser on unarmed, legless man in a wheelchair

Tennessee ex-cop gets federal sentence as meth distributor

4 Chicago cops to plead guilty to corruption

New York cop dodges jail, gets community service after stealing $40 from drug dealer

Michigan police chief fired after pleading guilty to domestic violence; charges will be dropped

Judge won't let jury hear evidence that supports witnesses' testimony that Tennessee cop tossed two bottles of booze from car after fatal wreck

Ohio police chief resigns after allegations of immoral conduct

Indiana cop gets 2 years for embezzling from youth sports

Arkansas town's entire fire department quits after cops shoot assistant fire chief in court

Iowa "Officer of the Year" faces drunken driving charge

Protest groups file federal lawsuit alleging Pittsburgh police harassment

California cop shoots unarmed homeless man, so sheriff says he'll investigate trend of deputy-involved shootings

Probation for Florida cops in bar brawl

Victim in Minnesota police beating speaks out: "All I remember is getting out of the car, getting thrown down and feeling the punches"

Virginia cop “ is found guilty of drunk hit-and-run

Former Texas cop faces several charges including engaging in organized criminal activity

Ninth Tennessee cop faces federal charges

Texas trooper busted on steroid charge

Feds say Missouri cop sexually assaulted woman in station

      Monday, Sept. 21, 2009

New Jersey cop gets probation for bribery and stealing more than $200,000

Four Chicago cops admit home invasions, thefts, only get 6 months jail time

"I'm up here and you're down there", says Arizona cop as he hassles photographer and deletes video

New Jersey cop charged with animal cruelty after police dog's death

Georgia cop cuffs woman on Bluetooth

Virginia cop gets fine, no jail time, for kicking handcuffed suspect in the head

New Jersey widow sues over wreck in police chase that killed pregnant wife

Pennsylvania police officer accused of tipping off drug kingpin about raid

Florida cop charged with aggravated assault with a firearm

Texas policeman-turned-gangster gets five years in prison

Illinois police chief fired amidst accusations of falsified reports

Texas cop-turned-robber gets long prison term

Indictment says Florida sheriff bribed his way to election victory

      Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

Texas cop gets 15-day suspension for lies that put innocent man in jail for 10 months

Three months in jail for Missouri cop who stole drug money in conspiracy with other cops

Pennsylvania cop who was fired for exposing himself is reinstated

Probation for Illinois cop who pled guilty to theft and official misconduct

West Virginia woman says she was raped by drunken deputies

Texas sheriff's deputy arrested on federal weapons charges

Massachusetts police chief gets two years in jail for larceny

Tennessee sheriff's office reviewing misconduct allegations in deputy's suicide note

California prison officer accused of soliciting murder

California cop resigns after teenaged girls catch him masturbating on duty

Ex-D.C. officer among 12 charged in drug case

Indiana town pays $750,000 settlement after woman's car is rammed by police cruiser travelling 60 mph without lights or siren

Mississippi police officer convicted of civil rights violation over sexual assault

Texas sheriff gets 5 years for helping drug cartel

Virginia county loses $4-million lawsuit over traffic fatality caused by speeding cop

Michigan cop admits guilt in corruption case

Colorado cop who was fired for on-duty sex is hired as cop in next town down the road

Maryland police officer arrested in drug sting

Texas police chief charged with felony aggravated perjury and evidence tampering

Pennsylvania police officer charged with drugs, threats

Florida prison official arrested on drug charge

      Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

Georgia cops jailed for false reports commute to work as police officers on work release

Missouri cop accused of making false report

Indiana corrections officer who had sex with inmate gets one year of work release

Alabama police officer arrested and charged with forging prescriptions

Chicago Police Department admits wrongdoing in missing persons’ case

Massachusetts cop quits after being convicted of negligent homicide

Two un-named Arkansas cops face allegations of misconduct

Mississippi police officer loses job after ramming truck into house

New York cop admits vandalism, filing false report

      Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Florida police officer who drove 100-miles-an-hour without lights, siren, or reason and crippled teenager, but was not given sobriety test and not criminally charged, has driver's license suspended for 90 days

New York tries to have case dismissed on a technicality after Brooklyn man sued over being beaten and sodomized by police

Montana cop charged in bar assault resigns

New York cops again execute drug raid on wrong address

Texas trooper busted on steroid charge

Study documents hundreds of incidents of sexual contact and abuse by prison staff on inmates

Lawyer says Colorado cops planted bag of pot in dead 10-year-old's pocket

Two Minnesota cops are suspended after stealing from suspected drug dealers

Lawsuit claims improper arrest and jail search by Ohio cops

Nebraska city pays $150,000 settlement after cop accidentally shoots crime victim

Two Indiana police officers for bad conduct

Man brutalized by Indiana cop sues

Texas police officer gets 10-day suspension for threatening to use his connections to have children taken from ex-girlfriend

Montana cop charges with stealing and reselling guns from ammo storeroom

Florida cop resigns before he was fired, department says

Florida sheriff's office reviewing reports a deputy let Disney guard stun coworker with Taser

Two lawsuits allege that Pennsylvania cops hid illegal actions

California police chief faces possible criminal action for possession of unregistered handgun

Ohio D.A.R.E. chief accused of having alcohol in cruiser

Massachusetts cops to seek assault charge against officer

Retired Kentucky cop is arrested for rape

      Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009

Louisiana cop who was fired after beating defenseless woman is re-hired with back pay

Missouri police "mistakenly" shoot family cat twice in the head

Ohio deputy gets suspended sentence for "prank" — he gave jail inmate food that had been rubbed against another inmate's penis

Lawsuit contends California checkpoints racially profiled Latinos

Maryland cop pleads guilty to sexual assault on girl in his care; he's been suspended

Louisiana cop who turned off dash-cam as he beat woman is back on patrol

Louisiana cop fired (police chief says it's "administrative leave", which means suspension, not firing) after pepper-spraying 61-year-old

Illinois cops won’t investigate battery complaint against officer

Man alleges New York police tased, maced and beat him

Illinois ex-cop gets work-release for embezzling thousands from youth league

      Monday, Sept. 14, 2009

Lawsuit alleges Florida cops illegally hold immigrants on minor charges

Arkansas fire chief who was shot by a cop during a court appearance over tickets has been (wait for it) charged with battery

Ohio deputy pleads guilty in jailhouse food tampering

Michigan officer pleads guilty in corruption case

Autopsy shows dead Florida man was probably beaten by police

Wisconsin man falsely imprisoned for 11 years claims cops coerced false testimony at his trial

British police investigated over stop and search of man and children under terror law

California cops who leaked photos of singer's beating get paid suspension

      Friday, Sept. 11, 2009

Couple’s suit says Virginia police search violated their rights

Records detail Texas police chief's lewdness arrest

South Carolina police officer arrested

Louisiana cop quits after being arrested for grand theft

Texas police officer tased, arrested after assaulting his wife and step-daughter then threatening police officers called to the incident

Washington police department sued for letting male officers watch women being strip searched

Lawsuit alleges use of excessive force by New Jersey Police

No charges will be filed against Kentucky cop who led other cops on high-speed chase

Pennsylvania cop charged with pilfering suspect's phone, finding racy picture, sending it out

      Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009

Two Florida police officers get probation for falsifying reports

Ohio policeman gets 90 days for sexual assaults at traffic stops

Kansas tot dies after policeman orders grandmother to stop CPR

Tennessee cop charged with statutory rape

New Hampshire policeman faces felony charge

Charges of assaulting a cop dropped in Massachusetts ... because assailant was another cop

Washington cop accused of kicking handcuffed suspect

Mississippi town ordered to pay $500K damages after "sleep-deprived" cop rams TV truck

Suspended Ohio policeman charged by prosecutors

Minnesota cop pleads not guilty to 33 counts of sexual conduct

Tennessee deputy gets 18 months for excessive force

Montana cop already convicted faces fresh charges

Texas officer accused of spiking drinks, possession of cocaine

Massachusetts state police investigate former police chief

Mississippi cop gets probation for violent, evidence-free drug raid

Texas police chief indicted over drug funds

More accusations surface from Louisiana officer-involved shooting

Ohio cop gets 20 day suspension for four counts of misconduct

Video shows police intimidation in Arizona

Pennsylvania cop arrested on drug, corruption charges

Massachusetts cop fired, but officials won’t say why

      Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

Tennessee cop arrested on federal drug charges

Veteran New York cop Anthony charged with hiring hitman to rub out wife

Indiana jail guard arrested in sex sting at gas station

Maryland cop busted in internal sting

Maryland guard convicted of conspiracy in inmate assaults

'Fear' drove Ohio police officer, wife to hack into private e-mail

Lots of cases tossed in New Mexico after arrests by un-sworn officers

Kansas cop admits sending nude pictures of himself to a woman he arrested

Jail time rare for Colorado officers accused of sexual misconduct

Protest greets re-hiring of Ohio cop found guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer

      Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009

Pennsylvania cop guilty of child porn charges is sentenced to seven years of probation

Vermont police chief quits for "health reasons" while being prosecuted for driving under the influence, embezzlement and prescription drug-related crimes

Virginia sheriff pleads guilty to racketeering

Two cops in that Wyoming town have been suspended over tasering of 76-year-old man on a tractor in parade

Texas sheriff’s captain — fired, then re-hired — is placed on leave during "criminal investigation involving financial matters"

Aussie cops claimed that man died after being tasered two or three times; turns out he was tasered 28 times

Arizona county will pay $1.2-million after speeding, sleep-deprived cop causes wreck

Texas official releases tape of police beating

Washington police department pays $127K to settle lawsuit after cop fires gun into crowd

New York pays quarter-million dollars to settle claims after illegal mass arrest

Suspended California detective had more contact with suspected killer than previously known

      Friday, Sept. 4, 2009

Florida police officer drives 100-miles-an-hour without lights, siren, or reason and cripples teenager, but is not given sobriety test and will not be criminally charged

No criminal charges for Texas cop who posted Craigslist ad offering his neighbor's athletic equipment free for the taking

Louisiana cop gets 6½ years in prison for distributing child pornography

Arizona police refuse to return video camera to man they arrested for filming them

Virginia jail inmate alleges beating by detectives; officers contend that his head injury was self-inflicted

Virginia cop gets four years for child pornography

Illinois officers beat DUI suspect in cell, and are later cleared in internal investigation

Federal indictment accuses Pennsylvania cops of covering up beating

Minnesota officer sentenced for drug possession

Illinois guard gets 90 days for assault on inmate

      Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

Ohio cop is fined $150 for beating girlfriend

Arkansas policeman shoots un-armed fire chief in court

Michigan officials propose $1.4-million settlement after cop kills man at traffic stop

Tennessee police officer fired after forging motorists' signatures

Mississippi cop awaits sentence for on-duty sex assault

Ohio cop with numerous complaints against him tasers City Councilman's daughter, who was on her knees with hands raised

University and police say they'll "review" policies after cops are videotaped pulling guns and handcuffing student on first day of school

Wisconsin cop acquitted of squad car rape gets two years for "stunning" misconduct

Connecticut cop charged with sexually assaulting minor is re-arrested for violation of protective order

Family sues Texas cops over man tasered to death in custody

      Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

Oregon cop admits numerous on-duty sexual trysts

Protesters file lawsuits over police misconduct during 2008 Republican Convention in Minnesota

FBI loses appeal of $101.7-million verdict for men framed and imprisoned by feds

New York cop allegedly coerced woman into sex act while he was on duty

Texas corrections officer charged with child porn

New Jersey patrolman facing official misconduct charges

Tally of charges against Florida deputy accused of sex abuse rises to 27

Retired Virginia cop convicted of twice abducting now-slain wife

ICE agent accused of vigilante-type rampage

Arkansas cop who quit after being charged with traffic stop extortion will also be charged with impersonating a police officer

Guilty plea from New York police officer on bank robbery charges

      Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009

Ex-cop in California accused of using his "inside knowledge" to plot armored car robberies

Florida deputy investigated on battery charge

South Carolina officer under investigation, since video shows him beating teen with flashlight

Cop who investigated gang and turned evidence over to rival gang may be forced to retire

State police initiate investigation after Pennsylvania man beaten by police is hospitalized

Tennessee police captain faces suspension for racial slurs

Three TABC officers in brutal raid on gay bar are fired

Minneapolis pays $495k to settle police attack on un-armed man that left him brain-damaged

Florida deputy arrested for stalking

      Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

Illinois State Police will investigate Rockford cops' killing of man who, according to witnesses, came out with his hands up

Alabama man sues city and police claiming excessive force

North Carolina police tight-lipped about officer resignations, suspension

Texas officer arrested for breaking into woman's home

California driver claims police abused her

Georgia officer arrested on drug charge

Louisiana cops investigate officer's alleged violations

Lawsuit alleges that West Virginia police beat man, unlawfully arrested his parents and held them in jail without providing them needed medication

Florida "Crime Stoppers" cop charged with using inside information to rip off thousands of dollars in reward money

Ohio deputy faces perjury, falsification charges

California deputies face criminal charges in lobster poaching case

      Friday, Aug. 28, 2009

Kentucky deputy describes how he shot unarmed disabled man whose leg wasn't attached

Cincinnati police officers fired for violating procedures, using excessive force, lying or committing other offenses are almost inevitably reinstated upon appeal to an "independent arbitrator"

California city pays $85K to settle lawsuit after 10-cop beating leaves man in coma

Oregon sheriff who needed special law to temporarily skip certification requirement now keeps failing police academy finals

Minnesota cop Investigated for feeding gorillas Pop-Tarts

Three criminal investigations in a row for Dallas constable position

Texas prison guard sentenced to 2 years in prison for false statements in civil rights case

Florida prison officer admits bringing drugs to sell to inmate

Maryland cops sue county to block release of misconduct investigation

Texas cops fight release of tape alleged to show police brutality

      Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

Louisiana cop charged with illegally selling police property

Arizona cop loses badge after bragging of brutality

Tennessee cops say firing 59 rounds and re-loading guns to keep shooting when dead guy didn't fire a shot was "self-defense"

LAPD officer gets prison for drunken brawl at restaurant

      Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009

Nevada cop who killed ice cream truck driver is accused of raping sister-in-law since she was 15

Police and eyewitnesses give curiously conflicting accounts after cops kill man in Illinois daycare center

Oklahoma City police officers face charge in drive-by shooting

Indiana deputy arrested in sex trade solicitation

Off-duty New York cop charged with choking 15-year-old

Arizona police officer resigns following arrest for arson

South Carolina policeman is accused of exchanging drugs for sex

Suit claims student, 15, was assaulted by Missouri cop

Fired New York officer accused of falsifying records from fatal crash

Maryland police officer under investigation for excessive force

      Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

North Carolina trooper placed on leave during investigation

Ohio police chief faces second theft charge

West Virginia trooper solicited sex from woman, suit alleges

Arrest warrants issued for eight Texas police officers in double-dipping scandal

Alaska police officer let go because of misconduct

Virginia city pays $65K to settle police brutality lawsuit

Tennessee sheriff's audit reveals stolen drugs from evidence room

Pennsylvania police officer accused of stealing car

More federal lawsuits against Coeur d'Alene Police Dept.

Connecticut cop charged with impersonating twin, sexually assaulting woman

      Monday, Aug. 24, 2009

Seven Florida guards suspended after beating of inmate

Minnesota cop who killed two bystanders in police chase gets 10 years for tax fraud

Investigators say Oregon sheriff's crime wasn't sex in car but trying to persuade subordinate not to tell

Maryland guard sentenced on inmate extortion

Tennessee deputies are "disciplined" after taping sex acts in squad car

Illinois cop gets 2 years in tow-truck extortion scheme

Louisiana sheriff's deputy sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug trafficking charges

Former California sheriff deputy sentenced for gun assault

Off-duty New York cop accused of assaulting girl friend on street

      Friday, Aug. 21, 2009

No jail time for cop guilty of killing pregnant woman

Florida cops jail man for three months for possession of breath mints

South Dakota sheriff gets 90 days for filing false report

Alabama cop's brutality caught on YouTube

Fired Kansas police officer pleads guilty to wire fraud in video game scheme

Ohio cop suspended in June for brawling is suspended again for coming to work drunk

New Mexico cop gets serious prison time for killing girlfriend

No charges will be filed against Wisconsin school cop accused of lewd conduct with student

Hawaii cops arrested in Nevada on drug charges

      Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

Florida police officer who beat handcuffed suspect gets job back

Report shows BART cops did pretty much everything wrong in incident where cop says he accidentally pulled his gun instead of his taser and train passenger ended up dead

Dashcam shows Minnesota cops beating the holy hell out of man at traffic stop

Texas cop abducts fellow officer

Record number of innocent New Yorkers stopped, interrogated by NYPD during first half of year

Louisiana cop indicted for perjury gets paid suspension

California city pays quarter-million dollars to settle lawsuit over cop who opened fire without cause

Indiana cop quits after pleading guilty to insurance fraud

Illinois cop hires lawyer, might sue over scolding received for branding gun as "joke"

      Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Arkansas cop gets written up in his file for having sex in patrol car

Tennessee cop quits after admitting fondling man's genitals as "horseplay"

Police brutality gets more attention in age of video, social media

ACLU sues after Pennsylvania cop illegally arrests man for videotaping police

Texas animal protection officer accused of stealing cattle

Florida police officer pleads guilty to boinking 16-year-old

Minnesota officer gets serious jail time for possessing child porn

FBI storms wrong home in North Carolina

Tennessee sheriff's deputy gets 23 years for killing in bar fight

      Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009

New Jersey sheriff's officer pleads to extortion charge

Former Ohio police chief indicted for corruption in office

California police chief gets paid suspension; nobody will say why

Idaho man files claim against cops who sodomized him with Taser gun

Kin sues Florida cops and jail staff over murder in custody

Arizona sheriff's office defies judge on order for system password

Ohio police chief fired after domestic violence accusations

After allegedly raping woman in her apartment, New York cops allegedly called her mother & brother

      Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

No jail time for New Jersey cop who admitted shoplifting in uniform

Florida sheriff gets six years for money laundering and corruption scheme

Paid suspension for Indiana cop accused of "affair" with 14-year-old

Georgia and federal officials investigate allegations of misconduct involving town police officers

Convicted Indiana cop faces additional charges

No charges filed against drunk driving Idaho cop who hit a parked car, a fence, a mailbox and a tree with his car

Florida school cop gets 8 years in prison for stealing student and teacher IDs

Mom in minivan tasered twice in California traffic stop; camera captures deputy's rough roadside arrest

      Friday, Aug. 14, 2009

Massachusetts cop who taught at police academy convicted of raping 15-year-old police cadet

Utah cop gets 60 days in jail for coercing sex from woman under threat of having her children taken away

New York prison guard gets eight months for sneaking inmate out of jail and into his home for boinking

Ohio cop convicted of killing girlfriend

Michigan cop already convicted of drunk driving now faces manslaughter charges after victim dies

California cop speeding in motorboat rams sailboat, killing one; sailboat pilot charged

Tennessee police officers allegedly watched porn with girls, gave them alcohol

California police officer sentenced to prison for providing inside information to drug traffickers

California cop charged with opening fire on an occupied vehicle during a routine traffic stop

      Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

Montana police chief says un-named cops who repeatedly tasered 76-year-old man who was driving a tractor in a parade "probably didn't do things the best way"

Wisconsin cops sentenced for off-duty beating of biracial man

Busts of corrupt US border police rise

Vermont Police Chief faces more charges

Virginia pleads guilty to filing false report

California cop pleads guilty to child molestation

Texas cop fired for pepper-spraying, then abandoning man

Tennessee inmate sues, claims jailers kept his prosthetic leg

Texas "Deputy of the Year" was DWI on duty

      Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

Demoted Florida deputy brags on Facebook about beating: 'I know the areas that hide the marks well'

Second lawsuit in days alleges police brutality in Oregon

Illinois cops beat man in diabetic coma

Houston police crime lab debacle frees another man from prison

After numerous complains and as state investigates, North Carolina county asks Sheriff to quit

Five Texas cops fired, four more quit in police and security double-pay scandal

Two Tennessee cops fired after raid on clinic

More taser-crazy cops in Idaho

Virginia op gets probation for filing false report

      Monday, Aug. 10, 2009

Massachusetts town pays $3.1M to settle lawsuit over police fabrication of evidence to imprison innocent man

Tennessee deputy is suspended with pay after ordering all blacks out of the pool

City of Detroit secretly paid $349K to settle police brutality lawsuit

Detroit Police Dep't tries to block release of cop's mug-shot

Oregon cop arrested for trying to steal drugs

California cop who molested teenager in squad car gets 60 days in county jail

Florida cop is accused of coercing sex from illegal immigrants

Man arrested for barking at Michigan police dog

Dozens of previous complaints about Washington cop accused of harassing woman

      Friday, Aug. 7, 2009

New Jersey police officer pleads guilty to bilking homeless program

New York cop already convicted of coercing women into sex faces second trial for another incident

Washington cop who shot attorney in '06 melee charged with DUI

Massachusetts police officer brawl at roll call

Massachusetts cop, fired for racial slur, sues to get job back

Washington police officer charged with assaulting wife

Indiana cop gets his eighth suspension, this time for boinking on duty

California town pays $178K to settle lawsuit over cop who groped women

      Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009

Georgia police officer arrested for sexual abuse

"It was an honest mistake",. says FBI after storming North Carolina woman's apartment looking for drug dealers

California man shot in face by police is charged with attacking cop

Investigation concludes cops went "Rambo" and policies were violated in brutal raid on gay bar

Ohio police officer sentenced to twenty years in drug case

16 months in prison for Michigan cop who stole $2M in cocaine from evidence locker

Five New Jersey corrections officers indicted for aggravated assault and official misconduct

      Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

Texas police car speeding without sirens hits and kills 10-year-old boy

Why are 4 Pennsylvania narcs under probe still getting OT?

Virginia county pays $30,000 to settle lawsuit over botched SWAT raid

Texas police officer found guilty of murdering wife

West Virginia cop accused of misconduct in traffic stops

Florida deputy loses job over porn at work

D.C. area officers subject of FBI probe of gambling and murder ring

Pennsylvania trooper faces charges of assault

Wisconsin police officers made guardsmen lick up supposed urine, lawsuit states

      Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009

Court rejects Maryland cop's appeal that 10 year sentence for bank robbery is "cruel and unusual punishment"

Virginia woman blogs about police, then gets arrested

New Jersey town settles police brutality lawsuit for $200,000

Florida police cover-up throws into question several other court cases

Texas cop previously accused of brutality is named in new lawsuit

Minnesota police chief gets 90 days for killing cats

Florida police chief placed on leave for trying to bribe police abuse victim

Lawsuit against Ohio cop alleges fondling of women drivers at traffic stops

Texas police violated policy in denying a former journalist the right to file a complaint against an officer

      Monday, Aug. 3, 2009

Arizona SWAT commanded suspended after "numerous" complaints of criminal activity

Florida cop gets probation for lying, paying for sex on the job

Alabama police department says cops were justified in Tasering and pepper-spraying deaf, retarded man for taking too long in restroom

Indiana cop convicted of stealing from Fraternal Order of Police

Virginia police chied charged with DUI, put on leave

Un-named Michigan cop fired after beating girlfriend

Two Ohio police chiefs arrested over conspiracy to burglarize Sarah Jessica Parker's surrogate

West Virginia officials defend hiring with criminal record

Louisiana officer arrested in theft

      Friday, July 31, 2009

Ohio cop faces felony prosecution for tampering with evidence

Washington DC cops arrest gay lawyer for saying “I hate the police”

New Jersey patrolman hit with federal lawsuit

Arizona cop allegedly attended firearms training while drunk

Louisiana cop involved in shooting death resigns

Georgia cops suspended after running background check on President Obama

Indiana cop charged with criminal deviate conduct

Video shows Tennessee trooper starting traffic stop by pointing gun at driver's face

Alabama police offer faces theft charges

      Thursday, July 30, 2009

Connecticut cops demand tougher penalty for cop who assaulted another cop

Massachusetts cop fired after sending mass emal slurring black Harvard professor

Virginia cops taser grandmother, pregnant woman at baptism party

Maryland police officer gets ten days for punching woman

Ohio police chief changes plea to 'no contest' for public indecency

Washington guard arrested for sex with inamte

Veteran Houston officer accused of theft

      Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Michigan cop who masterminded years-long ticket-fixing scheme gets probation

Nebraska peeping tom cop gets probation

Georgia cop answers false alarm and kills family dog

West Virginia cop gets probation for hit-and-run wreck

Fired California cop charged in SUV shooting

      Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oregon man says video shows guards beating him

Former Indiana cops face new charges for attempted robbery in South Bend

Washington officer resigns after sexual harassment accusation

      Monday, July 27, 2009

Illinois Office of State Guardian sues sheriff's deputies over "unnecessary" tasering of boys at emergency shelter

Idaho police sodomize man with Taser

Illinois police supervisor guilty of conspiracy

Minnesota cop soots and kills unarmed man wearing only swimsuit

Indiana police investigate cop over "serious" allegations

California deputy surrenders on charges of stealing $500,000

      Saturday, July 25, 2009

Maryland cop gets 18 months for fatal drunk driving hit-and-run

Citing "false and misleading information", North Carolina DA says he won't prosecute any cases handled by a sheriff's deputy

Nevada cop put license plate obtained in traffic stop on his pick-up truck

Police Union says Gates should be put on trial, charges shouldn’t have been dropped

Oklahoma trooper who fought paramedic gets five-day suspension, while paramedic sues

      Friday, July 24, 2009

Indiana cop gets home detention for raping woman in squad car

Vermont cop gets 3 to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor

West Virginia guard convicted of assaults on four inmates

      Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pennsylvania jail guard gets ten months for raping inmate

Again a woman alleges indecent assault by same Pennsylvania cop during a narcotics raid

Ohio guards convicted of assaulting inmate

      Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dirty Philadelphia cop busted plotting to rob drug dealer of stashed cash

Maryland guard convicted in beating of inmates

      Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bar brawl leads to Florida police officer's arrest

New Jersey cop convicted twice of sexually assaulting teen pleads guilty in separate semi-nude photos case

Book chronicles corruption with Boston Police Department

      Monday, July 20, 2009

Australian man engulfed in flames after being Tasered

Massachusetts cops "regret" mistakenly arresting black Harvard professor in his home for "burglary"

Virginia ex-cop convicted of murder-for-hire

Store video catches Pennsylvania cop's violent attack on woman

Maryland cop, convicted of bank robbery, asks for reduced sentence

North Carolina cop convicted of taking 15-year-old girl across state lines for sex

Appeals court rules that cops can't kick down your door and claim it's to protect your health

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission admits "clear violations" in brutal raid on Fort Worth gay bar

New York man forcibly sedated for body cavity search gets $125K

California cop admits on-duty sexual assault

Wisconsin guard gets nine months for trading tobacco for oral sex

TSA officer among duo arrested for stealing from fliers' luggage at JFK

Felony charge filed against New York police officer

Botched raid on a small-town Maryland mayor exposes widespread abuse by the state's SWAT teams

Arizona cop gets probation on five fraudulent scheme charges

Ex-police officer in New Mexico convicted in girlfriend's death

Suspect puts drugs in his mouth; cop breaks his neck

Oregon cop gets three years in prison for committing online sex crimes involving children

Utah cop gets two years in prison for five years of sexually abusing teenage girl

New Mexico Police Chief tasers epileptic teenaged girl in the head

International Brotherhood of Police Officers sues to block citizen review panel from reviewing police actions

Oregon cop sues city, claims retaliation for blowing whistle on SWAT team

New York Cop charged with misconduct for allegedly giving his uniform and badge to a convicted felon

Former New York officer sentenced to time served in domestic case

South Dakota cop gets two years for fondling girl

Texas prison guard charged in teenage brother's death

Alabama gop gets 18 months for sodomizing woman in custody

New York cop gets 2 to 6 years for coercing woman into sex

New Jersey cop convicted of sexual assaults on stepson

Now adults, kids say they were badgered by police into falsely claiming to be molested, putting innocent man in prison for twenty years

One of several Indiana cops accused of stealing from alleged pot dealers gets ten years

Federal grand jury indicts Detroit-area officer for excessive force, false statements to FBI

Mississippi cop gets one year for involvement in interstate theft ring

A different Mississippi cop gets probation for robberies at traffic stops

Un-named Knoxville police officers resign under criminal probe

Guard gets three years in prison for beating inmate

Cop remains on force after hit-and-run charges

Guard who poured scalding water on inmate gets three years

Fired internal affairs prosecutor says Baltimore Police Department is rife with corruption and turns a blind eye to bad officers

Video of traffic stop shows cop punching, tackling driver

Los Angeles cop accused of murdering ex-boyfriend's new wife

Bar-brawling cop is ordered to pay restitution

Cop pleads guilty after holding interracial couple, and leaving their infant unattended in car

Police use Taser on pastor after traffic stop

Cop accused of beating teen girl gets sweet plea bargain

Jailer gets 12 years for raping inmate

Mayor sues over unexplained police raid on his home

Cops who got free food from Waffle House taze waiter for laughs

Police Chief defends cops who rioted in gay bar

Chicago judge grumbles about endless police corruption cases as cop gets 11 years for robbing suspected drug dealers

Cop gets 3-4 years for traffic stop robbery

Cop gets 10 years for on-duty sex offenses with 13- and 14-year-olds

Cop gets two years for raping drunk teenager

Cop gets probation for falsifying documents

11 Boston officers disciplined in steroid scandal

Cop gets 19 years in robbery sting

Cops need eight patrol cars and a helicopter to bust up political fundraiser

Colorado woman wins lawsuit over police raid on wrong house

Florida family sues over police raid on wrong home

Cops give videotape of woman's interrogation to media because they think it's funny

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riot, police in Fort Worth raid a gay bar

Indianapolis family demands apology after police raid wrong home

Philadelphia cop confiscates art from gallery, then taunts artist by email

Prison guard convicted of drug trafficking

Cops won't say how woman died during 2½-week sentence for marijuana possession

Virginia family sues after cops raid wrong apartment

Philadelphia woman alleges sexual assault by officer

Customs officer gets fine and probation for stealing computer

Cop says he downloaded kiddie porn to fight kiddie porn

NYPD detective convicted of perjury

Cop gets probation for illegal use of confiscated driver's licenses

Cop gets four years in prison for molesting 15-year-old

Cop gets life for murder

Cop convicted of stealing money at traffic stops

Cop gets one year in prison for on-duty boinking of prostitute

Cop arraigned on multiple sex charges involving 15-year-old

Cop convicted of negligent homicide

Cop's coerced testimony costs Chicago $21-million, costs innocent man eleven years of his life

Cop gets probation for videotaped beating of woman bartender

Cop gets one year in jail for sexual battery and tampering with records

Cop gets probation for lying to investigators

U.S. Customs officer caught smuggling cigarettes gets one year in Canadian jail

Cop found guilty of "negligent homicide" for ending argument by shooting unarmed man multiple times

Cop pulls gun over slow service at McDonald's

Cop, suspended with pay since committing assault in 2008, quits and gets probation and promise of a clean record

Cop convicted of extortion; gets no prison time

Cops review cops' actions in raid that left Mayor's dogs dead, finds that "deputies did their job to the fullest extent of their abilities"

Cops' narcotics team leader who allowed corruption to run rampant gets 18 months

Cop convicted again of sexually assaulting a minor

Cops who Tasered man to death at airport planned Tasering in advance

Unarmed man on beach vacation shot, killed by Miami Beach police officer

Two small-town police chiefs accused of burglary at home of movie star's surrogate

Cop gets probation for sexual assault

Man wrongly jailed for 12 years sues police for framing him

Cop gets ten years for raping kiddies at his wife's day-care center

Cop who oredered body cavity search gets 90 days

Cop convicted of domestic assault

Second Jonesboro cop convicted in child sex case

Cop gets 7½ years for kiddie porn

Cop gets a year and a day for kiddie porn

Another woman alleges indecent assault by same cop during a narcotics raid

Victim of Houston crime lab corruption sues the city

Full dash cam video shows cop was completely bonkers in detaining ambulance, assaulting EMT

L.A.P.D. team's persistent rage leads to problems in community soccer league

No mention of a search warrant as probation officers raid woman's home

Police dog bites sleeping 4-year-old kid

Brothers sue N.Y.P.D. over cocaine charges proven fake by surveillance camera

For shooting and killing un-armed man, cop gets one to three years in prison

Cop caught on video beating wheelchair-bound and shackled man gets three years in jail

Cop who shot man in off-duty argument showed "poor judgment" but gets acquitted

Court says cop onvicted of sex crime is "still eligible to serve"

Narcotics oficers convicted of scheme to steal marijuana and money from drug dealers

Cop gets one year in prison for child pornography

Cops rally to defend policeman videotaped beating hospital patient shackled to wheelchair

Narcotics cop convicted of keeping confiscated drugs

Ex-corrections officer sentenced to more jail time for receiving and concealing a stolen firearm

Cop gets plea bargain, probation for unprovoked beating

Cop kills miniature dachshund that allegedly lunged at officer

Cops corner and kill Chihuahua on family's front porch

Tasing of 72-year-old woman was appropriate, officials say — "She was using language I wouldn't expect any woman to use, let alone a 72-year-old woman"

London cop accuses colleagues of waterboarding pot suspects

Deputy guilty of using badge to coerce sex

Cop convicted of coercion in sex case (not the same case as above)

Man beaten by off-duty police officer awarded $450,000 by jury

Cop is convicted of robbing drug dealers

Cop gets 108 years in prison for raping toddlers

Cop who shot unarmed fruit vendor in the back changes his story months later; now says vendor had kicked him in the groin

Oklahoma trooper who slowed emergency response and assaulted paramedic won't face charges

Surveillance video shows a Passaic police officer beating a 49-year-old man who'd been standing idly on a street corner

New cop misconduct alleged in Philadelphia

Video shows cops lied about assault

Philadelphia couple sue city; allege police planted drugs

Cop convicted of selling cocaine while in uniform

Cop gets home detention for harassment

Cop fired for stealing car

Texas cop Tasers great-grandmother

Police target minorities, steal money and jewelry at traffic stops, alleged victims say

Cop who forged evidence gets suspended sentence

Chicago officer convicted of battery on bartender

Milwaukee cop sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for sexual assaults

Ex-police chief convicted of racketeering

Jail guard gets 6 years in inmate's death

Cop's home is raided by cops

Cop leaves loaded revolver in restaurant's restroom

DEA agent is indicted for perjury, making false statements and violating people's civil rights

Chicago cop driving drunk kills a bike-riding kid; fellow cops let driver wait four hours before Breathalyzer test

"I have never heard of people putting up ribbons to wait for convicted rapists to return home," but it happens in Iowa when the rapists are cops

Mom wants to know why cops Tasered to death a scared, 16-year-old, learning-disabled boy with no criminal record

Cop gets probation in stalking case

Cops get 9 years for shielding drug dealer

Police officer convicted of stealing drugs

Black cop shoots white cop in the back — gee, was race a factor?

Cop gets two years probation for boinking hooker

Police Officer sentenced to 20 years for extortion, drug conspiracy

Ex- juvenile detention officer gets a year in prison for allowing beating

Police pull over ambulance on emergency run, and photo shows white cop has his hands on black paramedic's neck

Sheriff's deputy charged with stealing money in sting operation

Man who says police beat and sodomized him on a subway station platform sues New York City

Cop who framed an innocent man gets three weekends in jail

Cop who stole pastries from convenience store is ordered to retire

Cincinnati cop is indicted for rape, threats

For aggravated rape, battery and attempted sexual battery, with a plea to malfeasance in office and second-degree battery, cop gets probation

Cop guilty of second-degree murder

Cop convicted of raping, impregnating 14-year-old runaway

Colorado Springs Police Department is refusing to release the arrest report of a man who claims he was punched by a decorated policeman after he filmed officers kicking another man

Cop sentenced for sexual assault at traffic stop

Wife-beating cop is convicted in Illinois

Cops who raped bartender get long jail terms

Cop found guilty of on-duty sexual assaults

Attorney says police officers were following their training when they were caught on videotape beating an unconscious suspect

Man tased 19 times and dies, jury finds force not excessive

NYC correction officer sentenced for attempting to smuggle narcotics into Rikers Island

Officer killed in fatal auto accident was driving 109 in a 45 zone, with no siren or flashing lights and was not wearing a seat belt; sheriff believes arresting the survivor on DUI was valid, even though BAC was well under legal limit

Former Flint Police Chief, father indicted for fraud

Officer legally justified in kicking suspect in the head, union attorney says

14-year old nearly killed by police for loitering?

"I will always be remembered as a dirty cop and a thief," Souto said, sobbing, as he apologized to his fellow officers, his wife and his four children

Ex-cop convicted of hiring hitmen to kill wife

DEA agent is incidcted in framing of 17

Cop admits perjury

For 13 years of embezzlement from court, cop gets three years in prison

Cop switches plea to guilty in unauthorized computer access, filing false tax returns

Cop gets probation, for stealing thousands of dollars worth of heroin from police evidence room

Former police officers sentenced for selling stolen weapons, drugs

Cop gets 2½ years in prison for his role in illegal cockfight and gambling ring

Cop gets ten years for robbing bank

Cop gets suspended sentence for sexual assault of 15-year-old

Police Union wants Houston to let cops make Hispanics prove citizenship

Cop gets probation for targetting Hispanics in roadside thefts

Cop who sold counterfeit merchandise gets to keep his job

Former police detective is charged with 5 felonies

Jailer arrested for assaulting an inmate

Town closes police department after two cops are indicted, and Police Chief resigns

Police officer gets a year in jail for embezzlement

Cop gets weekends-only jail term for helping cockfighters avoid police raids

Philadelphia cop allegedly tipped off drug kingpin Alton "Ace Capone" Coles

Lawsuit: Killer deputy committed statutory rape, too

Cop waits six minutes to dispatch emergency help because girl used f-word on 911 call, then arrests her for "abusing 911"

Prison guard gets probation for smuggling drugs to prisoners

Sheriff's deputy charged with sexual assault

Since January, three police officers in tiny township have been arrested

Walworth County cop wins doughnut eating world title for third time

Inglewood officer charged in off-duty gun incident

Former sheriff's sergeant sentenced to 27 years to life for killing wife

Cop pleads guilty to aiding drug traffickers

In exchange for sex, officer allegedly offered to seek dismissal of charges

Former Orange County Sheriff gets 5½ years in prison

FBI report finds pattern of police misdeeds

Suspended Schenectady officer is arrested once more

Cops beat protesters in Washington, DC

Police handcuff news crew covering traffic accident

Four Memphis police officers indicted after undercover investigation

Cop arrested for second-degree rape of a child

"Officer of the Year" convicted on kiddie porn charges

Former Utah officer hailed as hero gets jail time for sexual battery

No jail time for cop convicted of forcibly fondling jail inmates

Cop convicted of burgralizing pharmacy gets "deferred sentence"

Retired cop guilty of stalking current cop

Cops in G20 police riot removed badges before attaching people

Guard gets probation for fondling three female inmates

FBI workers accused of spying on dressing room

Off Duty NYPD Officer blocks fire hydrant while shopping, then comes after photographer

Cop arrests man for allegedly calling him a little bitch

Deputy US marshal accused of leaking witness protection information

Customs officer pleads guilty to drug trafficking and bribery charges

Cop who aided suspects in church-based financial fraud gets probation, and must move to a different state to continue his career in law enforcement

Police Chief gets 33 months on weapons charges

Cop is accused of tipping off drug dealers

Police Chief gets 41 months for civil rights abuses

G20 death: Met police officer may face manslaughter charge

At memorial for man killed by cops at G20 protests, policeman is seen striking a woman with his baton

G20 victim of police: This man's death could have been swept under the carpet if a member of the public hadn't been videoing it

Police Chief, already jailed for sexual assault on 14-year-old, gets 30 months for beating motorist

More Philadelphia police officers linked to allegedly tainted cases

Sheriff's Office says cop did nothing wrong in investigation of blogger for posts crical of his pastor

More drug convictions challenged over cop's enthusiastic perjury

Cop gets three years for stealing half million dollars

Bail for drunk driving cop in fatal wreck with curious record of receiving tickets for serious driving infractions but having tickets tossed

Cops say they didn't use pepper spray or mace on protesters, but video says cops are lying

Video backs witnesses' claims and contradicts police account; police seen as obstructive, their faces obscured, ID hidden

Rampart scandal officer takes 5th

Cop pleads guilty to molesting girlfriend's teenage daughter

Prosecuting police an uphill battle; convictions are rare

Cop kills 20-year-old while driving 90 mph in a 45 without lights or siren in violation of state law, and police are "still investigating" a week later ... while civilian who killed someone speeding in the same city during the same week was charged with murder within 24 hours

Police Chief wins argument with wife by repeatedly tasering her

Fort Worth pays $50,000 to settle lawsuit after cop beats deaf motorist

G-20 bystander who died was attacked from behind by baton-wielding police officer

Houston cop indicted in baseball player's shooting

Ex-LAPD officer gets a year in jail for fabricating story

Cop gets suspended sentence for assault

"I wouldn’t go to the police in future", says kid who was arrested for turning in found cell phone

Girl, 14, charged with felony after throwing pretzels, shoe at officers

Former prison guard sentenced in sex case

Witnesses say police 'assaulted' bystander who died during G20 protests

Cop pleads guilty to tax evasion over undeclared profits from cocaine stolen from police evidence room

Dallas police officer resigns over keeping football player from mother-in-law's dying bedside

Baltimore cops accused of lying about teen's beating

Cop convicted of burglary is sentenced to prison

Cop found guilty of 27 counts of child abuse

Police union says murder verdict for ex-cop "sends the wrong message"

Cop gets suspended sentence for receiving stolen property, burglary and theft of property

Four years in jail for cop who stole and sold guns from police evidence room

Shopkeepers say plainclothes cops barged in, looted stores & stole cash

Videotape shows the cops lied through their teeth about beating

Cop lets woman die at traffic stop

Philadelphia police officer charged with drug dealing

Cop detains football player as his mother-in-law dies

Cop gets 30 years for molesting 15-year-old

Cop gets detention and probation after being snagged in sex sting

Cop takes plea bargain to testify against scam co-conspirators

NYPD detective accused of lying about drug bust

Cop gets "at least three months in prison" for coercing crime victim into sex

Cop gets 13 years for pot dealing, other crimes

Cop charged with fixing ticket in exchange for sex

15-year-old tasered to death by police

Woman arrested for videotaping her son's arrest

School cop is convicted of sex with 15-year-old student

Cop who authorized deadly wrong address "no-knock" raid in 1999 is convited of sex crimes with minors, but record will be wiped clean if he stays out of trouble for two years

Cop who's been on disability for 18 years is convicted of stalking estranged wife

Cop convicted of assault quits police

Police officers charged in beating and stomping captured on video

Fellow cops testify against cop who beat teen; cop gets off anyway

Cop deemed "not credible" and fired; convicted murderer released

Cop gets 20 days in jail for stealing thousands of dollars in cash from police evidence locker

Pennsylvalia trooper who killed un-armed 12-year-old in 2002 is involved in another shooting death

FBI agent convicted for planning to rip off drug house

Cops sentenced for conspiracy to violate civil rights

Police officer and wife get suspended sentenced on drug charges

Prison guard allegedly boinks murderer

Prison guard gets 25 years for murder

Prison guard is convicted of fondling inmates

Cop gets probation for insurance fraud

Cop gets twenty days in jail for theft from police department

Cop pleads guilty to child pornography

Police officer sentenced to probation in fake-drug case

Cop found guilty of burglary

Lawman who illegally sold guns gets two years in prison

Guard sentenced in beating of inmate

Cop gets community service for abuse of power

Famed fascist Arizona sheriff is target of Justice Department probe

Officer is convicted of assault

Cop gets 90 days for assault on another cop

Police officer pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Cop is accused of brutalizing 12-year-old

Cop sentenced to 12 years in prison in 'Family Secrets' mob case

Imprisoned ex-police officer is charged with threatening witnesses

Lawsuit says cops force motorists, largely black, to forfeit cash and cars, or be charged with trumped-up crimes

Man cleared after elevator video shows he did not batter Fort Lauderdale officers

New York's Mafia-imbedded cops get life in prison -- but get to keep their tax-free pensions

Cop testifies that he had to shoot man who was armed with stapler

Video shows deputy kicking teen girl

Police brutality at soccer stadium infuriates fans

Pair to settle with city for $100,000 over skirt-lifting incident

Motorist stopped by police for laughing at wheel

Officer was chasing car over illegally tinted window before fatal crash

Filing of complaints rebuffed during poker game at police station

Police Chief gets probation for extortion

Cops get prison time for cover-up in deadly raid

Cop gets five days in jail for bar beating that left victim "unconscious, bleeding and lying in the street"

Cop charged with assaulting two men in separate incidents

Detroit police officer gets jail in fraud case

West Lake Hills officer sentenced for online solicitation

Cop gets probation for intense harassment -- 13,000 unwanted e-mails, hundreds of telephone calls

Police trainee pleads guilty in drug case

Cop gets twenty years for killing girlfriend

School cop pleads guilty to fondling 14-year-old

Cop gets 18 months for boinking teenager

Cop gets 7½ months for boinking teenager

Seven police officers face discipline for letting 14-year-old impersonate cop

Ex-police officers charged over infamous investigation which saw three men wrongly convicted of murder

Cop convicted of molesting teens at church sleepover

Prison guard gets six months for smuggling drugs to inmates

Ex-cop accused of lighting apartment on fire with people inside

Chicago police officer pleads guilty in towing probe

Sheriff gets probation for hit-and-run

Border officer gets 24 months for smuggling immigrants

Corruption cases against cops call 1,000 convictions into doubt

Cops retaliated against reporter who wrote of police brutality, says ACLU

Border officer sentenced for taking bribes

Cops conspired to cover up killing of 92-year-old woman in botched drug raid

Cops sue the TV station that reported on strip search and naked jailing

Police officer caught on camera tackling a bicyclist is fired, 18 months after the incident

Cops get probation for dog attack, conspiracy to commit witness tampering

Cop gets two years, eight months, for videotaping teenagers having sex

Police officer quits after domestic violence charges filed

Ex-cop violates sex abuse probation

Parking regulations don't apply to Boston Police

Dallas District Attorney reviews cases filed by 6 Dallas officers named in lawsuit

Police officer charged in 2006 gun scam pleads guilty to lesser charge

Internal Affairs "investigated" allegations of police brutality and exonerated cops without talking to victims, witnesses, or police officers involved

List of recent murder charges against police officers -- charges tossed, acquittal, acquittal, acquittal, conviction reversed on appeal, charges tossed

Cop accused of buying steroids while on duty turns himself in

Feds charge NYPD officer with laundering $230,000

Guards plead not guilty in 'nightmare' Rikers beatings

No charges will be filed against British cops who shot innocent man seven times in the head in mistaken terror panic

Deputy who fired shots in wrong house acted 'reasonably and lawfully'

FBI joins false evidence probe of Philadelphia cop

Cop admits no wrongdoing in plea bargain over sexual battery of 17-year-old

Prison guard convicted of first-degree attempted sexual act, one count of second-degree sexual conduct against a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child

Cop who was videotaped beating veteran is indicted, just seven months later

Cop who stole gift cards intended for the poor gets two months in jail, with work-release

Cops videotaped beating homeless man

Cincinnati police officer admits cheating on taxes and stealing widow's life insurance benefits

Cop gets five years in prison for kiddie porn

Cops force kid to lie down on road and be run over

Police officer admits sexual assault at traffic stop

Former NYPD Sgt. admits sexual abuse of child

Los Angeles will pay $13-million to settle lawsuits over 2007 police riot

Cop gets seven years for sexual assault of two pre-teens

It was a joke, says cop's attorney at sentencing for pocketing $6,000 in planted money

Cop who lied to investrigators about drug-dealing connections gets home detention

Two New York cops are charged with framing innocent men on cocaine charges

Texas law lets cops steal anything they want

Police open fire on an unarmed couple during routine traffic stop

Cop convicted for robbing drug dealers before and after he was fired

Retired cop gets probation for committing lewd acts on six underage boys

City of Grand Forks pays $100,000 after cops force man to stand in dangerous cold

Cop is fined $1,200 for assaulting reporter in her home

Police officer convicted in theft case

Sudden deaths among people being held by police in California increased sixfold in the first year after police departments there began using Taser stun guns

Cop who boinked hooker gets "special probation"

Jury to decide fate of ex-cop accused of stealing from drug dealers

New York cops' raid on bar, vandalism and theft of cash all caught on video

Shoved Wal-Mart greeter sues suspended policeman

Killer cop in Oakland changes story, now says he was trying to taser victim when he shot and killed him instead

Cop quits after being charged with child porn possession

Canadian judge calls cop on lying testimony, arrest without cause, and multiple tasering handcuffed man

Three former police officers plead guilty to federal charges

Detroit officer convicted of misconduct in office, forgery, uttering and publishing, and insurance fraud

Cop pleads guilty in shaking and throwing death of toddler

Ex-Texas sheriff pleads guilty in sex assault case

Police officer suspended for peeing on concert-goer

Cop pleads guilty in child-sex case

Fraternal Order of Police ex-President embezzled $87K

Cop knocks on woman's door, shoots her dog

Ex-New Bedford police officer pleads guilty to embezzlement

Arizona Cop embezzles $450k; sentenced to 3 years

Study shows huge spike in deaths immedately after cops adopt tasers

Three Rikers Island guards indicted in inmate's killing

Video shows BART cop hitting passenger just before another BART cop killed him

Former officer was "stealing and dealing," jury is told

Tapes, officers say suspended police chief used questionable tactics

Ex-officer sentenced in sex case

Chicago Police Board rarity: 2 cops fired

Chicago Police put 14-year-old on patrol in squad car

Cop pleads guilty in beating of 60-year-old handcuffed man in wheelchair

Cop guilty in sexual battery of 15-year-old

Guard convicted of scalding inmate

Cops allegedly stole scalpers' World Series tickets, cash

Cop charged with fourth rape

Oakland Police Department intends to fire two sergeants and nine officers, for allegedly lying on sworn affidavits to get judges to sign search warrants

Missouri town where cop was videotaped threatening false arrest has now shuttered its entire police department

NYPD narcs are charged with planting cocaine on innocent clubgoers

Guard sentenced to 15 years for boinking inmate, plotting wife's murder

Guard pleads guilty of smuggling drugs into jail

Ex-cop sentenced to life for killing college student after affair

Ex-sheriff guilty in rapes

Chattanooga Police Dept declines to charge officer who allegedly threw a 71-year-old man to floor and a good Samaritan through a glass door

"After Flores began begging for her insulin, jail guards taunted her by placing the medicine just outside her cell door"

Cop gets probation for computer tampering, cyberstalking

New Orleans cops shoot man 12 times in the back

Corrections officer jailed for assaulting inmate

Two weeks after shooting a man in the back in widely-seen video, cop is finally arrested

What does it take for a police officer to get fired?

Cop is arrested on abduction charge

Police used stun gun on 89-year-old man

Cop gets three years for sexual assault of 15-year-old

Cop accused of sexual misconduct quietly quits

Cop convicted of kiddie porn charges

Sheriff jailed for pocketing money meant for inmate meals

Cop sentenced to prison for drug conspiracy

Cops shoot black ballplayer in his driveway

BART cop quits, after shooting un-armed, handcuffed black man in the back

After cops killed a 19-month-old child, the LAPD pressured the coroner's office to alter its findings

A decade later, it's revealed that kiddie porn perp was a police officer at the time of his arrest

Cop guilty of stealing cocine from evidence room

Cop gets 30 days in jail for illegal strip search

Buffalo police officer convicted of assault

Video shows cop shooting handcuffed, unarmed man in the back

Cop whose beating of motorist was caught on dashcam is found guilty, more than two years later

Woman forced by cops to impersonate Jamie Lynn Spears says she'll sue

LA cops force woman to double as Jamie Lynn Spears

Sheriff's deputy is arrested for rubbing genitals on women in stores

School cop found guilty in parking kickback scheme

Cops arrest and manhandle man for wearing 'police' t-shirt

Maryland trooper fired after kidnapping, drunken high-speed chase

Oficer is ordered to take anger management class

Lighter than expected sentence for cop caught with child porn

L.A. Times investigation shows that the problem of Inglewood police officers shooting unarmed suspects isn't new

Photographer taking pictures for Amtrak's annual "Picture Our Trains" contest is arrested by Amtrak Police for taking photos of the trains

Cops caught on tape stealing from Toys for Tots

Convicted of larceny, cop gets suspended sentence

Boston Police Commissioner says he did nothing wrong in false conviction and imprisonment case

Another cop charged with offering leniency in exchange for sex

Excessive police violence evident in emergency care cases, say US doctors

10-year-old with toy gun arrested, fingerprinted

Cops kill family dog after trespassing for warrentless peek in the window

Ex-trooper is suspected rush-hour shooter in Dallas

Georgia cops and judge who jailed scarf-wearer will undergo "sensitivity and cultural diversity training"

Parents say four cops beat girl, 12

Police Sergeant doubled as serial rapist

Officer pleads guilty to 2005 assault of protester

White cop gets 40 hours community service for forcing black man to stand in 42-below wind chill

Cop who stole $1-million in cocaine gets five years, eight months in jail

Cops admit incompetence as they finger long-dead guy in murder of Adam Walsh

Cop whose assault on bike rider was videotaped is indicted five months later

Minneapolis Police pay $600K to family in another botched raid

Ex-cop whop shook infant daughter to death gets early release from prison

Cop convicted in plunger-rape of Abner Louima seeks early release from prison

Cop pleads guilty to lewd and lascivious behavior with teen

Cop guilty of bribery gets home detention

Cop guilty of criminal sexual behavior with underaged victim gets 120 days of electronic monitoring

Cop guilty of unlawful restraint and sexual assault gets nine months in jail

Cop gets suspended sentence for two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of malfeasance in office and simple battery

Caught on tape: Cops taser man in diabetic shock

Arrested for recording the police on your own property

New York cops charged in subway sodomy assault

Oregon cop gets six years for sexually abusing child

Tennessee trooper indicted on 77 felony counts

Cop again found guilty in lover's slaying

Drunk driving cop in fatal accident "will avoid a mandatory three-year prison term"

Appeal is denied for cop who had wife burglarized, raped, murdered

Ex-cop stings cops with set-up that reveals phony warrant procedures

Officer linked to prosititution fights suspension

Cop is prosecuted over shooting; second cop exonnerated in shooting of third cop

Brooklyn cop indicted in subway sodomy case

Woman in labor is pulled over, forced to wait while cop writes ticket

Cop re-writes ticket after judge dismisses it

Houston cops are rarely disciplined over taser misuse

Cop investigates high schoolers' MySpace pages as basis for intimidating talk on internet safety

Pittsburgh police kill black man, lie about it

Cops taser man to death in Miami

Guards found guilty of arranging teenager's jail rape

Louisiana policeman indicted in racially charged Taser manslaughter case

Ex-inmates accuse former sheriff of demanding sex

Police break into family's home, leave message via fridge magnets

Family sues over no-knock raid on absurd pretext, shooting of husband

Cops taser, beat black man to death in Pennsylvania

Cops taser man to death in California

Dash-cam records deputy beating teen

Crime labs finding questionable DNA matches, as FBI tries to keep national database away from lawyers

Woman was likely on her knees and complying with SWAT team's orders when she was shot and killed by police officer

Aussie police reopen 7,000 cases after DNA error

Taser bachelor party draws discipline for deputies

Cop suspended after flashing "prank"

Mayor and family cleared, but police won't apologize for raid and killing their dogs

Cop suspended after loudly demanding free coffee at Starbucks

Missing sex toys raise concerns at police property room

Police Chief gives SWAT team honors for bravery in gunfight and raid on wrong house

Cops taser severely injured teen 19 times "to keep him from getting hurt"

Jail inmate tasered to death in Charlotte

Cop accused of tasering handcuffed man to death may face charges

Cop might not get away with tackling cyclist, since the video's on YouTube
Cop's report of incident is utterly at odds with YouTube video

Law professor and cop agree: Never ever ever ever ever ever ever talk to the cops about a crime, even if you're innocent

SWAT team in drug raid at Mayor's house shoots dog in the back

Scores of black men were tortured into giving false confessions by Chicago Police, and remain behind bars today

Police sue AOL to finger critical blogger

Police taser newlyweds

Mother horrified as police shoot family dog, mace baby

For tasering kid for 37 seconds, triggering fatal heart attack, cop gets five-day suspension

Cop who killed black guy actually faces trial

Police use injections to subdue 'unruly' citizens

Cops use forfeiture policy to get free car rentals

Blind woman with cancer is tazed by police in her home

Police officer gives himself $21,000 raise using stop sign tickets

Police investigation finds that forcibly removing inmate's clothes wasn't a strip search

Ex-FBI agent arrested in plot to rob Orange County 'narcotics stash pad'

Cop won't be fired despite videotaped beating of shackled 60-year-old drunk

What happens to all that money and stuff that's seized by police?

Cops unlawfully arrest man for photography

Police sergeant arrested in stripping, fondling, spanking

Six deputies are put on leave after "the closest thing to an assassination attempt" witness says he's ever seen

Dallas police find fifty pounds of cocaine in car used by officers

Police Dept either ignored evidence or doesn't understand how email works

Website reports lawbreaking by Boston Police, so cops investigate website (not the allegations)

Cop who machine-gunned another cop gets three-day suspension

Police raid tomato growing operation

Man beaten by cops is scolded by judge

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