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Bad Boys (FBI finds "deserting" police on New Orleans payroll don't exist)
Fox News ^ | September 27, 2005 | Tony Snow

Posted on 09/28/2005 1:11:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited on 09/28/2005 3:09:04 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Hours before New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass announced his resignation, Tony relayed some hot information he had heard from his Capitol Hill sources. It regarded an FBI investigation currently under way.

You can go to the source above and listen to that segment of his radio show.

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Tony said the FBI began investigating the New Orleans police who had abandoned their post during Katrina and of the more than 500 screened so far, 84% don't exist.

Tony Snow said, of the 1700 police working for New Orleans, maybe only 1000 really exist.

Where was that payroll money going?

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Later in the day asking for privacy and respect.........


New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass, right, turns away from the microphones as Mayor Ray Nagin, left, looks on after Compass announced his retirement in New Orleans, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Leader of New Orleans Police Resigns***NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police Superintendent Eddie Compass resigned Tuesday after four turbulent weeks in which the police force was wracked by desertions and disorganization in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

"I served this department for 26 years and have taken it through some of the toughest times of its history. Every man in a leadership position must know when it's time to hand over the reins," Compass said at a news conference. "I'll be going on in another direction that God has for me."............***

1 posted on 09/28/2005 1:11:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Where was that payroll money going?

We can be relatively sure it is not flood control or levee improvements.

2 posted on 09/28/2005 1:13:30 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They don't call Louisiana America's last banana republic for nothing!! I know I shouldn't laugh, but this is absurdly funny.

:-)


3 posted on 09/28/2005 1:14:15 AM PDT by kb2614 ("Speaking Truth to Power" - What idiots say when they want to sound profound!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'll be going on in another direction that God has for me."

like the devil?

4 posted on 09/28/2005 1:15:09 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ruh roh!


5 posted on 09/28/2005 1:16:39 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: msnimje
Perhaps political payoffs, vacations, Big Easy fun....

I'd like to see the mayor's and police chief's lifestyles and assets measured up against their salaries.
6 posted on 09/28/2005 1:17:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Holy cow!


7 posted on 09/28/2005 1:17:24 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

oughta say unholy coward.


8 posted on 09/28/2005 1:18:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: HiTech RedNeck

True...but this is startling news; hence my reply.


9 posted on 09/28/2005 1:20:11 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not good. The 911 response times of non-existent cops can be really long.


10 posted on 09/28/2005 1:20:44 AM PDT by XpandTheEkonomy
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To: XpandTheEkonomy

I wonder if the same person is on their rolls under more than one name.


11 posted on 09/28/2005 1:21:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can barely believe my eyes and ears when hearing we are now being asked as a country to fork over gargantuan billions of dollars to Louisiana FOR THEIR CONTROL AND DISPENSATION, without so much as a receipt and/or documentation as to how it's spent.

The state should be taken into some sort of Marshall Law embrace, rebuilt with some sense to the georgraphy and not upon sentimentality, and every individual harmed by the damage (there and elsewhere) helped financially. BUT, to leave Louisiana -- New Orleans, specifically -- to profit yet again with no supervision (or even with supervision, because I am thinking the whole area needs to be relieved of duties, at least, for a while), is the most wasteful thing I have ever heard. It equals "guest worker programs" in nuttiness and waste as to Americans' taxes.


12 posted on 09/28/2005 1:22:13 AM PDT by BIRDS
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She's come undone
She didn't know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
It was too late

She's come undone
She found a mountain that was far too high
And when she found out she couldn't fly
It was too late

It's too late
She's gone too far
She's lost the sun
She's come undone
She wanted truth but all she got was lies
Came the time to realize
And it was too late


13 posted on 09/28/2005 1:22:51 AM PDT by konaice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Well that explains Eddie's sudden exit stage left....
I hope the corruption being unearthed in Lousiana force many local and state governments to either come clean or forces the people of those cities to demand and accounting... Corruption needs to be routed out of politics... This means that money has to be taken out of the political process. that along with tort reform would go a long way towards changing the face of our current political landscape.
14 posted on 09/28/2005 1:22:57 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("You are stuck on Stupid" --- Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore)
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To: nopardons
Holy cow!

That sort of was Snow's reaction.


15 posted on 09/28/2005 1:22:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It is said that in LA half the state is under water and the other half is under inditement.


16 posted on 09/28/2005 1:23:04 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Free Traitors are communist China's modern day "Useful Idiots")
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To: nopardons

Oh, we've got that right here in Chicago too. Now that the Feds are peeking into NO city affairs, we'll smell the stink of dirty laundry. BTW, former IL Gov in on trial right now for scams. In Chicago the fallout isn't over our hired truck scam.


17 posted on 09/28/2005 1:24:08 AM PDT by endthematrix (JOHN ROBERTS vs JOE BIDEN ................... ROBERTS wins TKO in second round!)
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To: kb2614
How about Billy Tauzen's famous "Half of Louisiana is under water, the other half is under indictment."

But there certainly is a 'Third Worldliness' about that picture of the Mayor & Police Chief. One could easily mistake them for some Mid East or African pair of "Leaders".

"Bottom feeders' would be more accurate.
18 posted on 09/28/2005 1:24:24 AM PDT by GladesGuru ("In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Tony Snow said, of the 1700 police working for New Orleans, maybe only 1000 really exist.

700 times an average salary of $35,000 = $24,500,000

19 posted on 09/28/2005 1:25:05 AM PDT by Flyer (My FReeper Friends ROCK!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So how many of these 700 'missing' voted last time? I'd say most of them...


20 posted on 09/28/2005 1:25:29 AM PDT by dan_s
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Could that other direction be prison?

Nah! Not in Louisiana.


21 posted on 09/28/2005 1:25:55 AM PDT by GladesGuru ("In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles)
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To: BIRDS

In his prime-time speech, President Bush made it clear there would be strict oversight of the rebuilding. Each day we're going to see more about why this is needed.


Katrina turned over a big rock.


22 posted on 09/28/2005 1:28:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I wonder if the same person is on their rolls under more than one name.

Great Point. Maybe the N.O. has the highest number of dual personality Police in the world.

23 posted on 09/28/2005 1:28:13 AM PDT by msnimje (Hurricane KATRINA - An Example of Nature's Enforcement of Eminent Domain)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'd like to see the mayor's and police chief's lifestyles and assets measured up against their salaries.

Well according to rumors Nagin now owns houses in New Orleans AND Dallas. Either Cox paid real good before he became mayor or we can probably find some of the money in his houses.

24 posted on 09/28/2005 1:28:58 AM PDT by Americanwolfsbrother (Louisiana you should be ashamed of your elected officials!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Chrisy Prissy Shays to investigate.


25 posted on 09/28/2005 1:31:07 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Flyer

I guess that's why, right after Katrina, he was "sending them" to Las Vegas and Atlanta for R&R. He needed on-the-books-only-cops to evaporate.


26 posted on 09/28/2005 1:32:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: TXBSAFH
It is said that in LA half the state is under water and the other half is under inditement.

One certainly has something to do with the other.

27 posted on 09/28/2005 1:33:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

excellent point.


28 posted on 09/28/2005 1:34:07 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("You are stuck on Stupid" --- Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore)
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29 posted on 09/28/2005 1:36:14 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I wonder if this has a connection to the resignation of Eddie Compass.

If the story is true that there are non existant Police Officers on the rolls, in anything like those numbers, the scandal will be explosive. One bogus employee is too many.

Taxpayers will be less willing to shovel money into the area without massive oversight.

30 posted on 09/28/2005 1:36:50 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: kb2614

I know.

(((shaking my head)))


31 posted on 09/28/2005 1:38:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: msnimje
"I'll be going on in another direction that God has for me."

Wouldn't "Churchlady" have a reply to this!

32 posted on 09/28/2005 1:38:19 AM PDT by leadhead (Itís a duty and a responsibility to defeat them. But it's also a pleasure)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I would say this was directly the reason he resign... hence the reason that he asked for privacy at the press conference... he knew that something was going to come down the pike. This will split Louisiana politics wide open.
33 posted on 09/28/2005 1:38:48 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("You are stuck on Stupid" --- Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore)
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To: Flyer
700 times an average salary of $35,000 = $24,500,000

Tip of the Iceberg.

You can't do that with Just One Guy. It takes someone in payroll or HR, and probably Nagin to be in cahoots with Compass. No way one guy could invent 700 cops, complete with resumes, ssn, addresses, and phones that somehow only take messages, bank accounts to deposit the checks, etc, etc,

That many officers have to have cars, uniforms, guns. Where did that stuff go?

Howcome Nagin didn't have bus drivers (which was his excuse for not using the buses)? Was that payroll padded too?

This is going to be big. Really big. I bet this reaches all the way up to Blanco.

34 posted on 09/28/2005 1:40:40 AM PDT by konaice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
. . he was "sending them" to Las Vegas and Atlanta for R&R.

That did seem a bit odd.
A very good point, CW.

35 posted on 09/28/2005 1:42:05 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But of course the IRS has the pay records... you can't make an SSN vanish.


36 posted on 09/28/2005 1:42:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
No wonder they didn't have the people necessary to do the job required! This is incredible!
37 posted on 09/28/2005 1:42:37 AM PDT by newzjunkey (CA: Stop union theft for political agendas: YES on Prop 75!)
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To: XpandTheEkonomy
Not good. The 911 response times of non-existent cops can be really long.

Couple that with the msm reporting lies about hostile situations on the ground, that kept help out, and it certainly takes the bloom off LIBERAL politicians screaming it was Bush's fault.

38 posted on 09/28/2005 1:42:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL! It doesn't get any better than this.

Perhaps the Mayor Nagin can claim he needed the phantom cops to handle the phantom crimes committed at the Superdome...

No, wait, he knew a hurricane was coming, so he created the positions on the department so they could be quickly filled in case of an emergency...

Umm, no, well, err... It's Bush's fault, dammit!


39 posted on 09/28/2005 1:43:38 AM PDT by M1911A1
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To: M1911A1

Next year all the hurricanes will be named Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush...


40 posted on 09/28/2005 1:44:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: konaice
I bet this reaches all the way up to Blanco.

And to Rep William Jefferson? And to the other William Jefferson . . .?

41 posted on 09/28/2005 1:46:05 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I wonder if the same person is on their rolls under more than one name.

That's some smart wondering, I bet. Could be a crooked group of guys with multiple identities. Paycheck funnels.

Probably it's widespread. I've seen Serpico :)

But it would be less disturbing and more hilarious if it's just two or three guys taking home the pay of hundreds.

42 posted on 09/28/2005 1:46:08 AM PDT by XpandTheEkonomy
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To: Americanwolf
".. This will split Louisiana politics wide open."

That is way over due! They hide down there in the Parishes and nobody pays attention until something like Katrina draws attention.

43 posted on 09/28/2005 1:46:14 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: msnimje

It would seem, to be elected to office in LA, one must be up to their eyeballs in payoffs and graft.


44 posted on 09/28/2005 1:47:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: msnimje
Not to defend these questionable minions, but one of the deserters appeared on Louisville, KY TV last night saying she could not go on as a cop. There wasn't any one there to take care of THEM.
45 posted on 09/28/2005 1:48:51 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: dan_s

Brilliant. These names HAVE to be checked against voter lists...


46 posted on 09/28/2005 1:49:36 AM PDT by M1911A1
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To: konaice
I bet this reaches all the way up to Blanco.

Agreed.

47 posted on 09/28/2005 1:50:40 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Thats very true that its way over due... I hope that is sends shivers up all other corrupt politicians across the country...

it is time to take out the trash America
48 posted on 09/28/2005 1:50:44 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("You are stuck on Stupid" --- Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Tony Snow's audio.
49 posted on 09/28/2005 1:51:05 AM PDT by rvoitier (SMILE! There's a NYT reporter in jail.)
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To: M1911A1

. . . and donor lists.


50 posted on 09/28/2005 1:51:14 AM PDT by leadpenny
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