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NYPD Officers Charged With Gun Running
Friends of Ours ^ | 10/25/11 | Friends of Ours

Posted on 10/25/2011 6:13:20 AM PDT by AtlasStalled

Eight current and former NYPD officers have been arrested "on federal charges including gun trafficking and conspiracy to smuggle cigarettes" as reported by William K. Rashbaum for The New York Times: "the charges allege that the officers — five are still on the force and three are retired — were involved in smuggling more than a dozen illegal handguns as well as M-16 rifles and shotguns, the people briefed on the case said."

It's been a rough month for the NYPD.

Earlier this month a former detective testified at the corruption trial of a fellow officer that "it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas" in the Brooklyn South and Queens narcotic squads as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News, and a Bronx grand jury indicted seventeen cops for their alleged roles in a wide-spread ticket-fixing ring within as reported by Erin Einhorn and Rocco Parascandola for the Daily News.

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TOPICS: Government; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; cigarettes; donutwatch; guns; police

1 posted on 10/25/2011 6:13:26 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

holy cow. what’s going on with these guys?

I always here that there are no quotas.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 6:17:20 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: AtlasStalled

Just cops doing their thing. Nothing to see here move along.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 6:19:57 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: AtlasStalled
a former detective testified at the corruption trial of a fellow officer that "it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas" but all us honest cops never knew a thing about it, that's why we never said anything.
4 posted on 10/25/2011 8:26:31 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: AtlasStalled

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-20125153/gun-smuggling-sting-nabs-5-nypd-cops/

NYPD = NY’s finest


5 posted on 10/25/2011 1:04:06 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: AtlasStalled
"on federal charges including gun trafficking and conspiracy to smuggle cigarettes"

Those shouldn't even be crimes.

6 posted on 10/26/2011 10:27:39 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I’ll bet the cigarette smugglers face a bigger penalty than the ones who (allegedly) fabricated evidence.


7 posted on 10/26/2011 11:17:57 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: AtlasStalled

It’s okay. They were just following orders.

(Do I really need a sarc tag?)


8 posted on 10/26/2011 4:57:34 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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