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Truck Driver Nearly Beaten to Death By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket
NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-19-13

Posted on 09/09/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT by rawhide

BERKELEY, CA -- A truck driver was beaten within an inch of his life by California Highway Patrol for not signing a traffic ticket that he could not read. The driver, who broke no laws, was beaten so badly that he woke up in a trauma hospital.

Olegs Kozacenko, a local resident originally from Russia, was pulled over and cited by police for allegedly driving too many hours in one day. Kozacenko refused to sign the ticket because he had not or could not read it.

CHP Officers didn't take kindly to the driver's refusal to sign. Two officers, one of them a trained fist-boxer, beat Kozacenko on the side of the highway nearly to death. He suffered a crushed left orbital eye socket, multiple facial fractures, a broken left arm, broken ribs, a concussion, loss of consciousness, and possible neurological damage. His injuries caused a deprivation of oxygen for a prolonged period of time.

Photographs taken of Kozacenko's unconscious body showed that he was in handcuff restraints. A toxicology report showed a 0.00% blood-alcohol content of the driver; perfectly clean.

"The public if they get stopped and simply comply with what they are asked to do, they have nothing to fear, nothing to fear at all," said Acting Chief Ken Hill

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To: artichokegrower

There is them and there is us. Gomez is part of the ruling class. He earned it. Just pay your taxes and shut up, peasant!


51 posted on 09/09/2013 6:24:59 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rawhide
Here's the "officer" who beat the driver.

CHP Officer Andrew Murrill

NBC Bay Area obtained records showing Murrill was also trained as a licensed fist boxer before joining the academy while at Fort Hood, Texas.

So was he ex military?  

I wonder if they checked the cop for steroid use. 
52 posted on 09/09/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: rawhide
They get what they vote for. I have no sympathy for a populace who want a police state.
They refuse to learn history thinking they'll be the last to be killed. Screw them all.
53 posted on 09/09/2013 6:30:19 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Prole

BTTT


54 posted on 09/09/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Jed Eckert

Gosh,where are all the bootlickers?

This is such an obvious abuse of authority no one with a functioning brain cell can support the cops involved.


55 posted on 09/09/2013 6:39:12 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Orangedog
Yes, it is. “Do as you’re told and you’re good...if you don’t we can kill you and get away with it. Oh, and if you think that is bad, just try to cut our pensions and see what happens.” But hey, keep blindly supporting law enforcement because it’s patriotic or something.

....or something.

56 posted on 09/09/2013 6:41:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: justlurking

I was made to sign a ticket with countless bogus charges once. The officer even told me it looked like I wasn’t wearing my contact lenses. I offered to take one out to show him. He relented.

A couple blocks away I was reviewing the ticket (to see when/where I needed to appear and just what I had been charged with (speeding 4-5 miles over the limit, unsafe lane change, and something else I KNOW he did not mention and that I was not guilty of like seat belt or something).

The ticket copy I had revealed the carbon information from several tickets he’d written to different drivers. I circled around and returned to the scene of the speed trap (three separate police cars writing evening rush hour tickets at the bottom of hill as quickly as they could).

He took a look at the mess of a ticket I had in my had. He told me it was my “lucky day” then demanded I hand over every piece of the paperwork I’d been given. He tore up what I’d handed him (but I did not see him tear up the original ticket). He told me to go on my way.

I waited a couple of weeks in fear/suspicion that the initial signed ticket would still be filed and that I would be found guilty of failure to appear in court over the ticket(s).


57 posted on 09/09/2013 6:41:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ken5050

It isn’t that he can’t read. Apparently he wasn’t being allowed to read the citation, but was ordered to sign it without reading it first.


58 posted on 09/09/2013 6:42:18 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Prole
Crooked cops + Steroids = Senseless death and destruction

Where are the federal investigations into steroid abuse by police officers? Abuse that can lead to "roid rage"? Amplified by caffeine abuse by police officers? No Doz in coffee is not healthy but I've seen at least one diner that serves so-called "officer coffee" (not a menu listed item but the officers filling out reports on their laptops drink it).

59 posted on 09/09/2013 6:46:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

I hope the truck driver takes the Cali taxpayers for all their have. The cop and the commenting supervisor should be fired. Do people really want such gestapo-type of police?


60 posted on 09/09/2013 6:50:36 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rawhide
It was a long, long time ago but I was a state trooper. These guys don't even belong on a village police force much less the state. It was a different world back then. We had some pricks but we “policed” our own to a large degree. I see the “robocops” that are now in every department. It is disgusting. My only relief is our local, rural sheriff's people are pretty laid back. One night I was doing 60 in a 35 (country back road), I just got a warning to slow it down some. Yeah I was going way too fast but the warning was enough for me. We used to use common sense. That is gone now.
61 posted on 09/09/2013 6:56:13 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: ken5050

Good question!


62 posted on 09/09/2013 7:01:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: South Dakota

Depends on what the driver is doing and if they keep true and accurate time records. There are reasons a 100 air mile driver might have to have a log book for a single day.


63 posted on 09/09/2013 7:12:47 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Kirkwood
Thanks..

One follow up...isn't a signature on a ticket NOT an admission of guilt, merely an acceptance of the ticket, and a promise to appear?

64 posted on 09/09/2013 7:14:04 AM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: rawhide

Typical. Most cops are pure scumbags.


65 posted on 09/09/2013 7:24:52 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: hoosierham
Gosh,where are all the bootlickers?

It's still early.

BTW, I've noticed in the past few years more and more cops everywhere going with the shaved head look. Whats up with that? Fashion statement? Trying to get around testing hair for drug or steroid use? Anybody know?

(Notable exception: I was in Miami 2 years ago and all the cops I spoke with had normal, neat haircuts. They were also all Latino FWIW.)
66 posted on 09/09/2013 7:26:14 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: South Dakota

If the driver didn’t have log books, they wouldn’t have known that he drove too many hours, which is what the ticket was for.


67 posted on 09/09/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Jed Eckert

Here in Maine, when I watch the local news, they frequently have stories about car accidents or drug busts. I’ve noticed a number of the young cops at these accident and/or crime scenes have shaved heads.


68 posted on 09/09/2013 7:34:07 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a chain of convenience stores.)
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To: rawhide

That cop deserves a beatdown.


69 posted on 09/09/2013 7:34:11 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: rawhide
Still, nearly two years later neither the CHP nor the state Attorney General’s office will confirm whether or not the officers involved were ever disciplined for their actions, citing the law officer’s bill of rights.

It’s been six months now, and I’m wondering if anyone ever heard what happened to the 9 cops involved in shooting at Margie Carranza and David Perdue during the Chris Dorner chase. You may remember that they were the folks of the wrong race, wrong gender and in the wrong type of vehicle who were shot and (and hit in Carranza’s case) while the cops scrambled to catch Dorner.

70 posted on 09/09/2013 7:51:39 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Being late is a power play for those with no other power.)
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To: tlozo
But according to the CHP there is no dash cam video of the actual incident. In response to a public records request the CHP says Murrill and Sherman didn’t have cameras in either of their patrol SUV’s. The CHP also said that computer aided dispatch logs of radio conversations from the incident weren’t found because of “system malfunctioning for this time period.”

I reported a local deputy for aggressive driving recently. The Sgt I talked to said that the car number I gave them wasn't checked out that day and that the GPS tracking log was missing.

I told him that he has too many patrol cars then. That pissed him off real good.

71 posted on 09/09/2013 7:57:31 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Being late is a power play for those with no other power.)
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To: rawhide

Acting Chief Ken Hill: “If your papers are in order, you have nothing to fear.”


72 posted on 09/09/2013 8:15:35 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: rawhide

73 posted on 09/09/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: ken5050
One follow up...isn't a signature on a ticket NOT an admission of guilt, merely an acceptance of the ticket, and a promise to appear?

So, what if you do not want to accept the ticket or promise to appear in court?

74 posted on 09/09/2013 8:21:21 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Gee, that bill of rights must trump the US Constitution's amendments 1-10! I think the OFFICER'S bill of rights include Article 3, "Citizen's who show disrespect or disobey an officer are scheduled for road side beat downs. All they have to do to avoid such correction (as deemed necessary by the officer) is fully comply. If there is a question of whether the officer is wrong, refer to Article 1."

Article 1. "An officer is never wrong. If you don't agree, he will beat you to an inch of your life."

Stories like this [and the attitude to which you refer] are why I made this brochure:
Stop, Drop, and Cower
[Direct Link]

75 posted on 09/09/2013 8:24:51 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
In new America, you serve and protect the police.

Indeed comrade, that is why I made this brochure:
Stop, Drop, and Cower
[Direct Link]

76 posted on 09/09/2013 8:33:34 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
I think that's a state by state law. I think in many states you can be arrested if you refuse to sign the ticket.

The classic story is that of the outraged motorist who signed the ticket, then crumpled it and through it on the ground. The cop then smiled, and wrote him a ticket for littering. The driver then stormed away, at which time the cop wrote ANOTHER ticket for abandoning the vehicle in an unsafe manner.

77 posted on 09/09/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: autumnraine

Yes I read that but a comment was made about log books and as a local driver I am not required too fill one out.

What I do fill out is a check list detailing the condition of my truck and when D.O.T . stops me I make sure it’s hidden so they cannot tell how many hours/ days I have been in service.

The driver must not have been running multiple log books


78 posted on 09/09/2013 8:36:43 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: OneWingedShark

Your link takes me to a Google page that says:

“This content cannot be displayed in a frame

To help protect the security of information you enter into this website, the publisher of this content does not allow it to be displayed in a frame.

What you can try:

Open this content in a new window”

When I try to open the content in a new window, it wants me to log into gmail. I’d rather not do so.


79 posted on 09/09/2013 8:55:21 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

That’s odd. It’s supposed to allow viewing to anyone w/ the URL.
Pop me your email via FRmail and I can send you a copy.


80 posted on 09/09/2013 9:00:39 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: autumnraine

There’s probably no requirement that the logs be in English, and except for a few road signs, the CCL exam was probably administered in Russian or Ukrainian (in Chicago you can take it in several different languages, Spanish, Polish, Russian and even Chinese, I believe).


81 posted on 09/09/2013 9:07:53 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: rawhide

Well, I have a multitude of violent thoughts that don’t bear sharing.

I think the remaining police officers who are honorable and have a moral compass is a fraction that corresponds more or less with that fraction of American males that are actually Men. I’ll leave it to the ladies to tell us how small that fraction is.


82 posted on 09/09/2013 9:10:16 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: rawhide
"The public if they get stopped and simply comply with what they are asked to do, they have nothing to fear, nothing to fear at all," said Acting Chief Ken Hill

"And if not we'll beat you until brain matter comes out your nose. Have a nice day, citizen."

83 posted on 09/09/2013 9:13:22 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: South Dakota

He would be rare if he wasn’t lol.


84 posted on 09/09/2013 9:26:10 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Alas Babylon!

This trucker should be driving a Rolls if he finds the right lawyer. CA gets the government it deserves !


85 posted on 09/09/2013 10:29:57 AM PDT by AKinAK
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To: wintertime

>>A person can have the perfect long distance vision needed for driving but can’t read a thing without reading glasses. <<

That’s not the situation with commercial truck drivers. They must be able to read Bills of lading, maps and the instruments on the dash panel. Knowing how much air pressure is in the brake system is a life or death issue.


86 posted on 09/09/2013 10:41:09 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I think it’s a stretch to say “most cops” are pure scumbags. As a former LEO myself, I’d say...Somewhere south of 25% are, but that’s still waaaaay too high, and more than enough to make them all look bad.


87 posted on 09/09/2013 11:19:08 AM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: rawhide
Two officers, one of them a trained fist-boxer,

Sounds like punk cop was looking for any excuse to show off from what I read.

88 posted on 09/09/2013 11:30:24 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: tlozo

RICO charges seem in order.


89 posted on 09/09/2013 11:37:22 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: justlurking

I started to read a ticket I got a few years ago, momentarily forcing the jack-boot...er, officer, to stand out in the sweltering Florida sun. He quickly advised me to read the one sentence that was in red, or I’d be going to jail.

Cops aren’t real big on people that prefer to not blindly sign whatever some government stooge puts in front of them. Good thing I didn’t bring my dog.


90 posted on 09/09/2013 11:51:35 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: wintertime

Mine too. Can’t read a thing up close without glasses. Went to the DMV to renew my license and the little Mexican chicksa behind the counter made me read the smallest letters on the chart. Couldn’t do it without my glasses. n She said....its going on your license that you have to wear glasses while driving. I tried to explain to her that I can’t see distances with my glasses ON! She was rude and put it on there anyway.


91 posted on 09/09/2013 11:55:55 AM PDT by sheana
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To: rawhide

Respect my authoritay or face the gulag!


92 posted on 09/09/2013 12:23:42 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: subterfuge

“He quickly advised me to read the one sentence that was in red, or I’d be going to jail.”

I would have signed the ticket, but I would have also written letters of complaint against this badge-heavy jerk to all of his higher-ups in the department.

I doubt it would have done any good, but it at least his unprofessional conduct would have been brought to the attention of his superiors.


93 posted on 09/09/2013 12:42:36 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a chain of convenience stores.)
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To: rawhide

Cops and other ‘law enforcement’ persons are not of/by training or personality law enforcers, they are today just enforcers of a self promoting cabal. A few years ago I was zeroing in my new .22 pellet rifle in our expansive backyard. I had backed a good sized picnic cooler with sound and pellet absorbing material and placed it low against a 6’ fence with no houses anywhere along the sighting. I had checked state and local laws and even called the local police office about what I was planning. There was nothing from all these contacts that told me I could not shoot let alone zero in the rifle. Towards the end of my work the doorbell rang and two cops were there. One was a middle aged woman and the other a young guy who I had the feeling was just out of school. I took them to the backyard and showed them my setup. I told then I was getting the rifle ready for some shooting on some mountain property and I had checked even with their office. The female cop said OK but make sure nothing went out of my yard to the complaining neighbor’s yard who reported I was killing birds. The young guy was a very different story. He literally puffed his chest out and told me I had to go to my other property to even shoot the rifle, my backyard set up was not satisfactory. I had been having bad vibes about cops but this experience tells me do not rely on cops or other ‘law’ enforcers to go by the laws the people supposedly pass. It even bothers me as an overseas WWII vet and only brother killed on Okinawa to see these huge memorial parades for well paid government ‘law enforcers’ when some if not many young men, who have every day and every hour been under the gun’ and killed in service for this Nation come home as just one of the ordinary citizens, no big parades.


94 posted on 09/09/2013 12:43:48 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: artichokegrower

Police chief at San Fran General Hospital one year received (after overtime) almost A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

That was in about 2009, I remember.

That was for ONE YEAR of work, and his total beat was the hospital.


95 posted on 09/09/2013 12:46:43 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: hoosierham
Gosh,where are all the bootlickers?

Used to be, even on threads like this, you've find a few really loud ones.

I think they know they are severely outnumbered these days.

 

96 posted on 09/09/2013 1:42:28 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Heavyrunner

A cop friend of mine puts the number between 40 to 60%.

Even 5% would be WAY too high, but interesting you say 25%.

Why don’t cops self-police (pardon the term) the profession so you don’t all look like roid-raging lawless scumbag thugs just out to beat up “civilians”?


97 posted on 09/09/2013 1:45:31 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I wish I would have thought of that. There will probably be a next time. Ha.


98 posted on 09/09/2013 2:30:48 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I guess I’d say that there are two things that contribute to the corruption level of a law enforcement agency:

1. Culture begins at the top. Leadership directly influences the attitudes and performance of the rank and file.

2. Type of agency tends to impact behavior of its component officers.

We used to have a saying: 90% of the contacts State Troopers deal with are hard-working folks going to and from work. 90% of the folks deputies deal with are going to and from committing a crime. As a result, you tend to have deputies be more hardened and jaded than Staties. Of course, there are exceptions on both sides.

USUALLY, small city cops are VERY decent and community-policing oriented. They know the people they are responsible for protecting and that a citizen complaint is likely to be taken very seriously.

No matter what the organization, bad leadership will poison it from top to bottom. Weak leadership too, if the officers begin to feel invincible because the department won’t stand up to the union.


99 posted on 09/09/2013 4:19:22 PM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: EdReform; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
The public if they get stopped and simply comply with what they are asked to do, they have nothing to fear, nothing to fear at all," said Acting Chief Ken Hill



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100 posted on 09/10/2013 6:08:42 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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