NYPD Cooking the Books on Crime

There are lies, damn lies and statistics. And NYPD’s CompStat is statistics about crime. Brooklyn family claims in suit that NYPD harassed them as part of effort to keep CompStat crime numbers down.

They wanted the family to lie about a gunshot. When they wouldn’t, their lives were turned upside down.

Lopez-Lopez’s lawsuit claims cops repeatedly harassed them with threats during the month after the shooting – before ultimately arresting his entire family.

Lopez-Lopez, who works as a store manager, is a legal gun owner but cops took his firearm away during the weeks before the arrest, telling him “all you have to do is tell us your brother shot himself and you will get your gun back right now and your life will go back to normal,” the complaint says. The pistol he had was not alleged to have been used in the shooting.

It goes on from their. Because CompStat is big business. The mayor of NYC and the Police Commissioner have press conferences proclaiming how the statistics show everything is great. Of course if the statistics are a fabrication…

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Chicago Cops STILL Don’t Realize They Are on Camera

Chicago PD: Still putting the “Criminal” in Criminal Justice System. ‘It’s tragic’: Video shows Chicago police officers hitting, dragging student down stairs.

The video doesn’t agree with what the cops said happened. They charged a 16 year-old student with felony assault. Video got those charges dropped.

And of course there is a law suit. Probably needs to be a law suit.

Dnigma was initially charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery, but had the charges dropped a week later “in the interest of justice,” prosecutors said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The suit also alleges the officers “made deliberately false statements about the incident,” including that the teen swung at them and that she became irate and initiated the physical altercation.

Bullies with a badge. No longer having their own way. You would think that in 2019, they would have figured this out.

I predict the city will pay the suit, and the officers who lied, threw a student down the stairs and then taser her while on the ground will remain on the force. (That’s what unions are for!)

“There Are Only Dangerous Men”

Armed LAPD asshole vs unarmed vet. Exclusive: Homeless vet details shooting by off-duty LAPD detective.

So a drunk, off-duty LAPD narcotics officer decides to hassle a skid-row woman, and in the process tell her male companion to get lost, at the point of a gun.

The veteran, Michael Wise, tells Eyewitness News he knew from weapons training that the gun aimed at him that rainy February night was the real deal.

“He had enough space to pull out a gun for me to be able to see down the rifling of it, down the rifling… is the spirals inside,” says Wise.

The LAPD asshole grabs the woman by the arm, and tells Wise to “Get the F- outta here.” Wise is having none of it.

“He shot me once, I grabbed the gun, got into an altercation with him, he shot me again and the second one actually hit — that was a little bit rougher I remember,” says Wise.

“All I remember is hitting him in the face as hard as I f—— could until I could feel his bones breaking,” he says.

“My adrenaline was rushing and I was ready to fricking just take this threat out completely.”

The LAPD asshole ended up in the ICU. Wise was treated for a gunshot wound, though the surgeons left the bullet in him, and released. Wise claims self-defense. The case is still being investigated.

The title to this post?

“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Ex-NYPD Cop Turns Himself In for Evidence Tampering

This has been in my news feeds for several days, and I’ve had too much other good stuff to write about and it just didn’t jump off the page. Ex-NYPD cop who allegedly shot romantic rival in face surrenders to authorities.

It showed up again today, though not the Post’s article linked above. On the surface it is a dispute between two guys over the ex-girlfriend of one of them, and current girlfriend of the other.

But after an argument, the then off-duty-cop shot the current boyfriend in the jaw. And then he did something that will keep the NYPD and the Union from sweeping it under the rug.

Their confrontation was caught on video and appeared to show Santana recoil and turn away from Blake when he was shot, authorities said.

The clip, which is nearly a minute long, then shows Blake place an object — later determined to be a knife — next to Santana’s torso, officials said.

Seconds later, Blake is seen turning back to the victim and retrieving the knife before the video cuts out, authorities said.

When he realized he was on security camera video, he decided that dropping a weapon was probably a bad idea. Actually, the whole thing was a bad idea.

So when will cops understand, especially in a place like New York City, that there is a good chance they are on video? My guess is that if they haven’t figured it out by now, they never will.

The other question is, if there are parts of NYC where you wouldn’t be on video, has he done this kind of thing in the past? (Dropped a weapon when the evidence at hand is “inconvenient” that is.)

He’s an ex-cop, because the NYPD fired him after an internal affairs investigation, and now he is charged with tampering with evidence.

Cop: “The Rules Don’t Apply to ME!”

Because the rules are only for the Little People. `I’m NYPD. I should not have to follow protocols’ — Cop fined for using badge to bully agency clerk.

An NYPD sergeant who owns a for-hire vehicle company used his badge to bully a Taxi & Limousine Commission supervisor who wouldn’t take his license renewal payment, according to the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board.

I would love to see the fine paperwork. “50 bucks for being an asshole.”

Cops Killing Dogs and Qualified Immunity

The numbers – even if you don’t believe the worst set – are enough to make you question why. Don’t shoot the dogs: The growing epidemic of cops shooting family dogs.

Consider that if you kill a police dog, you could face a longer prison sentence than if you’d murdered someone or abused a child.

If a cop kills your dog, however, there will be little to no consequences for that officer.

Not even a slap on the wrist.

As they say, go read the whole thing.

NYPD Is Confused About the Facts

This keeps popping up in my news feeds, and I have to say it makes the NY Police look less than stellar. NYPD backtracks, says officer wasn’t killed in 1999 shooting. OK, the shooting happened a long-time-ago. But it was not in a galaxy far away.

So the cops arrested a fugitive in Florida. The first words out of the NYPD was that he had killed an officer. He hadn’t

The New York Police Department says confusion surrounding a long-awaited arrest led officials to wrongly declare that an off-duty officer had been killed in a 1999 shooting in the Bronx.

A police spokeswoman said Monday that Officer Vincent Ling survived and has since retired.

“The facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” OK they aren’t behaving badly, just stupidly.