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May 08, 2013

Durham cop caught on video threatening to beat up citizen and plant cocaine on him

Durham police constable threatens to beat up man and plant cocaine on him, video shows | Toronto Star
A Durham Region police officer threatened to beat up a man and plant cocaine on him during a one-sided, expletive-filled confrontation, a graphic video shows. “I hurt people . . . and then I make their cocaine f---ing appear,” the armed constable barks into the face of the burly, young man. “You see how I work. . . . See what I do.”

May 03, 2013

Prosecutor throws the book at black high schooler whose science experiment blew up

But decides that when a white teenager from a private school accidentally shoots and kills his younger brother it's just an honest accident. Note that no one was injured from Kiera Wilmot's exploding science project. And no property was harmed. And yet this prosecutor got her expelled from high school and charged as an adult for "discharging a weapon on school grounds." Prosecutor Behind Kiera Wilmot Arrest Filed No Charges For White Teen Who Killed Little Brother | Dispatches from the Underclass
It turns out that Assistant State Attorney Tammy Glotfelty does not prosecute juveniles equally. On Monday, April 23, Glotfelty told the Barlow Police Department to charge 16-year-old high school honors student Kiera Wilmot with two felonies for conducting a botched science experiment. Wilmot mixed a household toilet cleaner with aluminum in an 8 oz. plastic bottle, causing the top to pop and some smoke to rise. The police report states that Wilmot was charged with two felonies at the behest of Glotfelty: I THEN CONTACTED ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY TAMMY GLOTFELTY VIA TELEPHONE. I ADVISED A.S.A GLOTFELTY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND SHE ADVISED THIS OFFICER TO FILE THE CHARGES OF, POSSESSING OR DISCHARGING WEAPONS OR FIREARMS AT A SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENT OR ON SCHOOL PROPERTY F.S.S. 790.115 (1) AND MAKING, POSSESSING, THROWING, PROJECTING, PLACING, OR DISCHARGING ANY DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE F.S.S. 790.161 (A). This makes Glotfelty sound like a hard-ass who over-prosecutes. Yet just two days later, Glotfelty announced that 13-year-old Taylor Richardson would not face charges for shooting and killing his 10-year-old brother, Skyler, with a BB gun. In a letter to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Glotfelty wrote, ”Our office has considered this case, keeping in mind that (Taylor) is 13 years of age and is a student at Roosevelt Academy.” “After a thorough review of the facts, available to our office at this time, it is our opinion that this case can only be seen as a tragic accident,” added Glotfelty. Tayler and Skyler were shooting what they believed were empty BB guns at one another. However, Taylor’s gun had a BB in it, which struck Skyler in the head while they were playing. Skyler died a week later.

May 02, 2013

At a Baltimore prison, four guards are pregnant from the leader of a violent gang and two have tattooed themselves with his name

America’s Prison Guards Are The ‘Ugly Stepchildren’ Of The Criminal Justice System | TPM News
A shocking indictment of 13 Baltimore prison guards last week is an extreme example of what happens when people on the “lowest rung” of the criminal justice career ladder succumb to corruption. The Baltimore case is the most disturbing case of prison guard corruption in recent memory. Guards allegedly snuck cellphones and other contraband to Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gangsters and gave them free rein over their own prison. BGF leader Tavon White also managed to impregnate four guards, two of whom got tattoos with his name. While most guards aren’t in bed with inmates, they do face tough and dangerous jobs with little compensation, recognition, or hope for advancement. Poor pay and low hiring standards in America’s prisons make guards more susceptible to corruption than others in the justice system, experts told Business Insider. Guards make significantly less money than police officers and generally have significantly less training. (In Maryland, where the BGF thrives, corrections officers get six weeks of training compared to six months for police.) Many go into corrections as a last resort.

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