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July 31, 2013

“Fake Cops” Robbing Detroit Citizens At Gunpoint Turn Out To Be Real Cops Robbing Citizens At Gunpoint

"Fake Cops" Robbing Detroit Citizens At Gunpoint Turn Out To Be Real Cops Robbing Citizens At Gunpoint | Pandagon
A string of robberies by people “dressed as police” led the people of Detroit to believe there were “fake cops” out robbing people at gunpoint, it turns out they were “not fake after all,” MyFoxDetroit reports: A second officer, a 17-year veteran from Saint Clair Shores, has been arrested accused of robbing unsuspecting drivers at gunpoint. On Saturday, Fox 2 also reported a Detroit police sergeant was arrested at the 12th precinct. A tip sent to Fox 2 helped lead to the arrests. We forwarded a photo from one scene to Detroit Police. They recognized one of their own in the photo. More information is expected Monday during a press conference scheduled for Monday at 3 p.m. The first incident took place at a Citgo gas station near French and I-94 on Detroit’s east side last Sunday. The clerk says two white men in a black Ford F-150 with police lights allegedly pistol-whipped customers pumping gas. The men stole cash and cell phones from their victims. A warning went out to be on the lookout for “fake cops” but it turns out those officers were not fake after all. It appears the sergeant in this case was driving his personal vehicle. There were at least two reports of men posing as police officers and robbing unsuspecting drivers at gunpoint. The men had police badges, bullet proof vests and guns. They looked very official and police considered them armed and dangerous. A second incident happened near Harper and 3 Mile Drive. A man says he was pulled over by three men in a unmarked Crown Victoria. The man was searched and while he answered questions, his wallet and CDs were stolen. . . .

July 26, 2013

UC Davis cop who pepper-sprayed seated, unarmed students wants worker's comp for his suffering

Apparently people were mean to him after he used unauthorized pepper spray that he wasn't trained for on peaceful students who were legally protesting. After his 8 months of paid leave (which net him roughly $80K) he was let go and is filing charges for psychiatric damage. Pepper-spray lieutenant appealing for worker’s comp Davis Enterprise
“In an ideal democracy, violent suppressors of political speech are jailed and not rewarded. This sends a message that acts of violent political repression can be both insulated from real criminal prosecution and rewarded,” Goldsmith wrote in an email message. Pike ceased to be a UCD employee in July 2012. He remains entitled to retirement credit for his years of service, a UCD spokesperson said at the time, but he was to receive no other payout. If Pike receives disability benefits, it will cover income, health and other benefits until he turns 65. Pike, whose annual salary was $121,680, remained on paid leave for eight months while the pepper-spraying was investigated. As dozens watched on Nov. 18, 2011, Pike sprayed a group of seated, unarmed students blocking a sidewalk on the Quad that officers were using to take away protesters arrested at a day-old encampment created in part because of opposition to repeated tuition hikes. . . . The pepper spray Pike used, MK-9, also was not sanctioned for use by the department and officers were not trained in its use, according to the task force report. In addition, Pike used it incorrectly by spraying protesters from close range, according to the report, and ordered a second officer, Alexander Lee, forward to spray protesters. . . .

July 24, 2013

USC cops ignored rapes, even when the attacker confessed

And that's just the first worst thing in this article. Today In Rape Culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
The University of Southern California is facing a federal civil rights investigation after students filed a complaint that alleged the school ignored campus rape and failed to prosecute attackers even after they confessed. One anonymous USC student involved in the complaint said that campus police had decided she wasn’t raped because her alleged attacker did not orgasm, the Huffington Post reported Monday. “Because he stopped, it was not rape,” she was told, per the complaint. “Even though his penis penetrated your vagina, because he stopped, it was not a crime.” The campus police did not refer the student’s case to the Los Angeles police department. Another student, according to the complaint, was told by the university Department of Public Safety that women should not “go out, get drunk and expect not to get raped” when she tried to report a rape.

July 23, 2013

NYPD seized woman's phone, stole her naked pictures from it and shared them online

Blond beauty set to sue NYPD over sexy photos swiped from iPhone - NY Daily News
A Long Island beauty says NYPD cops seized her iPhone and that one of them stole sexually explicit photos and videos meant for her boyfriend’s eyes only. Pamela Held, 27, of Deer Park, is poised to sue the city and the Police Department, accusing a cop of invading her privacy by forwarding the provocative images from her iPhone. The steamy images of Held were sent to a personal cell phone that her lawyer said belongs to Officer Sean Christian. “It makes me sick,” Held told the Daily News. “I don’t even want to think about what he’s done with them.”