Police in the UK Failing Victims of Sexual Violence

They couldn’t even be bothered to do the minimum required paperwork in one case. Police officers discouraged child rape victim from reporting attack, investigation finds.

Two police officers called to reports of a 15-year-old girl being raped in a car park questioned the victim’s credibility and discouraged her from reporting the attack, an investigation has found.

She did proceed. The guy was arrested and sent to prison. No thanks to these 2. And the “punishment” they received will ensure that nothing changes. That punishment was written reprimands. Yeah, that will make them sit up and pay attention.

The case was revealed after the proportion of reported rapes prosecuted in England and Wales fell to just 1.5 per cent, sparking legal action against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

More details at the story, including more personal accounts of how the justice system in the UK is broken.

And it’s the UK, so all the women have been disarmed for their own safety. Or something.

FBI Doesn’t Think They Have to Follow the Rules

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Cops never think that the rules apply to them. Newly declassified court documents reveal FBI FISA violations in targeting Americans.

Newly declassified court documents indicate that the FBI failed to comply with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in targeting Americans while searching through NSA records during President Trump’s administration and after James Comey’s tenure as FBI director.

Because the Deep State doesn’t think there is anything they can’t do.

“Lie, Cheat and Steal” – Chicago’s Gang Unit

Carrying on the fine tradition of Special Operations Section, and the fine tradition of putting “Criminal” in Criminal Justice System. Allegedly. 2 gang officers used police powers ‘to lie, cheat and steal,’ prosecutors allege as trial starts in earnest.

A Chicago police sergeant and an officer on his gang team “used their police powers to lie, cheat and steal” by obtaining bogus search warrants to routinely rob drug dealers of cash and narcotics, federal prosecutors said as the officers’ federal corruption trial got underway in earnest Tuesday.

I’m shocked – Shocked! – to discover that Chicago Cops might be up to no good. Okay, so I’m not that shocked.

Hat tip to Second City Cop who has this to say:

This should also be (again) an indictment of the “merit” system and phone call units. But it won’t be.

The merit system being (apparently) a way to reward folks who are on the inside of the political system.

‡ for those of you who don’t remember the Chicago PD’s Special Operation Section, More Pleas in the Chicago PD SOS Case and Chicago PD Shuts Down Special Operations Section and when they created the Gang Unit, Back to the Future – Chicago Style, though the links are busted since that all happened in 2007. (They want you to pay for the Chicago Tribune archive data.)

I Want to Find a Moral In the Story

JusticeBut this is a tragedy of the largest degree, caused by arrogance, and compounded by a stupid mistake. But mostly the result of arrogance. Jury finds Amber Guyger guilty of murder in shooting death of Botham Jean.

Amber Guyger was charged with murder in the September 2018 killing of Botham Jean, but the jury could choose to convict her of murder, manslaughter or choose to acquit.

Here’s the language from the jury charge on each of these terms:

“A person commits the offense of murder if the person 1) intentionally or knowingly causes the death of an individual or 2) intends to cause serious bodily injury and commits and act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual.

“Our law provides a person commits the offense of manslaughter if she recklessly causes the death of an individual. A person acts recklessly or is reckless with respect to the result of her conduct when she is aware of but consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur. The risk must be of such a nature and degree that its disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the actor’s standpoint.”

She pointed a gun at another human being and pulled the trigger. An act “clearly dangerous to human life.” She wasn’t juggling knives and had one get away from her. The fact that she was not in her apartment as she thought she was, is to my way of thinking, beside the point. If you aim and fire a gun at a human being, you had better be 100% sure that you know what the fuck is going on. And you better be in imminent danger of death or grave bodily harm, not just pissed off because you are not getting your way. All she knew was that he wasn’t following her orders. He was “disrespecting her authority.” Can’t have that.

A bunch of media outlets are asking “will this change the culture of policing?” To which I have to say, “No.” Why would it? Every cop in America is saying, “I would never do that.” By which they mean, “make a mistake,” and not “shoot someone for no reason.”

Of Course the Arrest Was Politically Motivated

And of course the department’s internal investigation found that it wasn’t. City to pay Stormy Daniels $450,000 over strip club arrest.

An internal police review determined Daniels’ arrest was improper but not planned in advance or politically motivated.

Sure it wasn’t. I’ve got some swamp land in Florida that you might be interested in purchasing. Or maybe a bridge in NYC…

So the chief has recommended that some officers be fired, some be suspended and at least one get a “written reprimand.” Whatever that will amount to in the long run. The union is upset that anyone is being held accountable.

Oh and the Vice unit in Columbus? It has been disbanded in the wake of an arrest. One officer apparently thought he was above the law; he’s charged with a bunch of things including pressuring people to cover up his crimes.

Putting the “Criminal” in the criminal justice system.

Cops Don’t Like To Be On Video

And in Miami, the cops will arrest you for video recording, even though that is your right under the law. (How are you going to stop them?) Video Shows Miami Cops Attacking Black Man for Recording Them With Cell Phone.

In the first clip, Gonzalez, standing on a public street, repeatedly tells Williams to stop recording him.

“Sir, if you put that phone in my face again, we’re going to have a problem,” Gonzalez says on camera. The cops then state they are giving Williams a “lawful order” to cross the street and stand on the sidewalk. Williams complies — only for Gonzalez to swat the phone from his hand and handcuff him anyway.

Because they can’t let you record everything they do. How can they be expected to beat up innocent people, take bribes, or any of the rest of it, if they are captured on video? </sarcasm>

Cops STILL Haven’t Realized They Are on Video

This happened at a high school. Where 99.9999% of the population has a cellphone. So his actions got recorded. Indianapolis cop charged with punching teen in face, lying about it.

He did some stuff to a student (who was never charged with a crime) and then he wrote a report and signed it. That makes it “an official action.” There is just one problem.

“These statements are believed to be false and contrary to video evidence, which appears to show Officer Lawson striking the juvenile with a closed fist and continuing to use force, including a knee strike to the juvenile’s abdomen or chest area.”

Because of course there is video. And that video contradicts his official report. So he’s charged with 3 felonies, including perjury, and misdemeanor battery. Felony stupidity is not among the charges filed.

Is it so hard to fathom that video is everywhere? In a place like Indianapolis, in a place like a high school people have cellphones and cellphone cameras, and about 2 seconds after a cop starts “interacting” with someone, people will be taking video of the encounter, and the longer it goes on, the more video there will be. Oh, and if the cops try to confiscate the phones/cameras, there will be video of that as well. This didn’t just happen yesterday, it has been the case for years.

Cops or Criminals

JusticeSometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Off-Duty Cop Caught Playing Security for Cocaine Dealers in Astoria and Maspeth.

An off-duty NYPD officer was charged Wednesday with selling and possessing cocaine for allegedly moonlighting as security for dealers transporting cocaine in Astoria and Maspeth this month.

So this particular cop was in NYPD for 12 years. No word on how long he was involved in the drug trade. Do you think he is the only one? Are we winning the War on (Some) Drugs™?

I Guess She Didn’t Think The Law Applied to Her

She apparently believed that rules and the rule of law are for the little people. NYPD cop gets court date for alleged murder-for-hire plot.

Cincinelli was arrested in May for allegedly giving her boyfriend John DiRubba $7,000 to arrange hits on her estranged husband, Isaiah Carvalho, and DiRubba’s own 15-year-old daughter.

The Federal Court declared there would be “no bail,” and set a trial date for April of next year. It will be interesting to see how this case turns out, once she gets her “day in court.”

Cop Staying at Airbnb Breaks Into Neighboring House

And then he acts like the entitled asshole he clearly is. NYPD Cop facing Prison after Breaking into Family’s Home, Calling them “N*ggers”.

Airbnb is turning into a nightmare for neighbors, because drunk people are stupid. This took place at 2:30 AM in Nashville.

When they told him they were calling 911, he apparently figured out that it was him in the wrong home. But the cops never arrested him, and even though everything, including the audio, was recorded by a security camera, they are “investigating.”

But despite all that, Nashville cops did not arrest him that night, apparently honoring his Blue Privilege.

When he finally appeared in court, he entered a plea of “No contest.” It would be hard to do anything else in the face of video evidence of the whole, incredibly-stupid incident. Any bets on if he get prison or probation or community service?

And NYPD?

The NYPD said it has suspended him without pay “for a time” but he was then placed on “modified duty,” meaning he was receiving a paycheck.

What was that question about “rules” and “cops?” And they STILL have not figured out that there is always a camera.