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Officer who put camera in Glen Burnie High bathroom won't be charged
Baltimore Sun ^ | April 16, 2013 | Andrea Siegel

Posted on 04/18/2013 10:47:14 AM PDT by Altariel

Anne Arundel County police said Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed against an officer who placed a camera in a boys' restroom at Glen Burnie High School.

But the officer involved in the incident, who was not identified, remains on administrative leave.

In a statement, police said they had conducted an investigation in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office, and "based upon the evidence, no criminal laws have been violated, and therefore the officer involved in this incident will not be criminally charged."

On March 20, a student found what appeared to be a camera in the restroom and told an assistant principal about it. The camera was turned over to police, who said a 14-year veteran of the department, most recently assigned to the Special Services Bureau, had installed the camera without police or school officials knowing.

The officer was placed on paid administrative leave with his police powers suspended.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; camera; donutwatch; homosexualagenda; icup; lavendermafia

1 posted on 04/18/2013 10:47:14 AM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave with his police powers suspended.

I'm getting tired of the idea of "police powers" that seem to include breaking the laws the rest of us have to abide by.

It is annoying to me for example that police officers, who are not in active pursuit of a criminal, still see nothing wrong with speeding on our roads, even local roads.

Not that it bothers me -- it just proves that the speed limits have nothing to do with safety (well, I mean, police wouldn't be putting us all in danger, right?), and therefore we should ALL be allowed to speed.

But without a warrant, there should be no camera. And without a warrant, the officer should have no more right to put a camera in a bathroom than you or I would. And I'm pretty sure if I mounted a camera in a school bathroom, I'd be in jail.

2 posted on 04/18/2013 11:01:11 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Altariel

no criminal laws have been violated ???


3 posted on 04/18/2013 11:01:11 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Altariel

He did it without permission so it wasn’t part of any official police investigation — how can they say no laws were broken? Taking pictures of teenage boys who might be semi-undressed going to the bathroom isn’t illegal??????


4 posted on 04/18/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Altariel; Revolting cat!
But the officer involved in the incident, who was not identified

Officer Broooth?

5 posted on 04/18/2013 11:12:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Sounds like Child Pornography to me. What, no-no knock raid on his home to see what he has on his puter HD?

This wasn’t an investigation, it was a cover up. Sick Bastards.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 11:30:28 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

Chuck Berry owned the restaurant he installed cameras into washrooms of and he was still charged.

The code of silence among those in blue protects its own.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 11:33:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Java4Jay

Silence! Your betters have spoken!


8 posted on 04/18/2013 11:34:20 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Altariel
He was watching for drug use. It's for the children.
9 posted on 04/18/2013 11:40:17 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Altariel

If we can defund the public school system the next thing we need to attack is the notion that any government worker is immune to prosecution for any act which would result in a prosecution of the average citizen.

It is the basic tool they use to abuse power.

They need the abuse right back.

This started with simply the Congress was allowed to SAY anything on the Senate or House Floor with immunity to assure a free and open debate and it grew like a cancer to every level of government from the top kenyan to a dog catcher.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 12:00:57 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Altariel

You place a camera in the boy’s bathroom and see what happens to you.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by sport
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

I bet he was! I also bet that he masterbrated when he monitored the camera while they erte doing their business.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 12:05:38 PM PDT by sport
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To: Altariel

...sounds like Jerry Sandusky broke out of jail somehow...


13 posted on 04/18/2013 12:19:55 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Altariel

In a statement, police said they had conducted an investigation in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County state’s attorney’s office, and “based upon the evidence, no criminal laws have been violated, and therefore the officer involved in this incident will not be criminally charged.”

HUH?? So if Joe Blow goes in ther tomorrow and does the exact same thing he will not be crinimally charged because no laws were broken? yeah right!


14 posted on 04/18/2013 12:45:19 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Java4Jay

Justice for me, but not for thee.


15 posted on 04/18/2013 2:06:14 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

One law for he,
another for thee.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 8:19:31 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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