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Former ATF Agent Pleads Guilty (to stealing money, planting drugs and framing innocent people.)
ktul.com ^ | 05/06/2010 | ktul.com

Posted on 05/06/2010 9:31:49 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

Tulsa, OK - A Tulsa federal agent pleads guilty. He admits to stealing money, planting drugs and framing innocent people. His arrest is part of a larger investigation into possible corruption within the Tulsa Police Department.

34-year-old Brandon McFadden confessed to the crimes as part of a plea deal with the US Attorney's office. McFadden will also be a witness for the prosecution in other cases against law enforcement officers.

Former ATF Agent Brandon McFadden finally has his day in Tulsa Federal Court and pleads guilty to a host of shocking charges including the possession and conspiracy to distribute drugs, possession of a firearm during drug trafficking, and money laundering.

Neal Kirkpatrick is McFadden's attorney.

"He was involved for a couple of years in some dealings with TPD and he wanted to be able to look his children in the face and this is the first step," Kirkpatrick says.

Prosecutors say McFadden stole money, planted drugs and framed innocent people partly because of greed, a clear abuse of both his power as a federal agent and an abuse of the public trust.

"I would agree with that. In his confession, he asked for a special enhancement for abusing his position of trust and he will," explains US Attorney Jane Duke, the prosecuting attorney in the case.

McFadden's arrest is part of a larger investigation into possible corruption in the Tulsa Police Department and at least one TPD officer will also face trial.

In the meantime, several convictions have already been thrown out and innocent suspects freed because of tainted or fabricated evidence and witnesses, like Brandon McFadden, who just plain lied under oath.

McFadden is out on bond under house arrest until his sentencing hearing on July 28.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; corruption; cw2; donutwatch; feedthehogs; jbt; ok; raleofliberty; timetofeedthehogs; trt; tulsa; tyrannyresponseteam; wod
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1 posted on 05/06/2010 9:31:49 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
"His arrest is part of a larger investigation into possible corruption within the Tulsa Police Department. 34-year-old Brandon McFadden confessed to the crimes as part of a plea deal with the US Attorney's office. McFadden will also be a witness for the prosecution in other cases against law enforcement officers."

Needs repeating!

2 posted on 05/06/2010 9:33:16 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Those FLET’s—federal law enforcement types—who don’t have enough of it to make it into the FBI or Secret Service, get filtered down to the ATF


3 posted on 05/06/2010 9:34:26 PM PDT by gman992
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Mexico here we come...


4 posted on 05/06/2010 9:35:53 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: gman992

or the BATFE. Just call them F-Troop, you’ll be their best friend.


5 posted on 05/06/2010 9:36:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Is it really unexpected?

Seems not.


6 posted on 05/06/2010 9:38:33 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Does that mean we can re-visit the OC bombing ?


7 posted on 05/06/2010 9:39:00 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

He pleaded guilty so there’s no question of guilt. Once he’s been used to take down the rest of his corrupt brothers in harm, hang him.

You betray one innocent while wearing a badge, you should forfeit your life.


8 posted on 05/06/2010 9:41:01 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: gman992
Wow, a federal agent lies. I'm shocked!


9 posted on 05/06/2010 9:43:02 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Back in the day there use to be alot of reports of bust for drugs that the police let go and it was always around the holidays of Christmas, in this story I knew a chick who was going with a cop at that time and she told me it was for their holiday parties and that the cops had all the best drugs.
10 posted on 05/06/2010 9:48:10 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Just a small window into corruption into most all Federal and State corruption. If only we had the capability to video the activities of these folks. Actually - if we had that capability, way too many would lose confidence in our so called law enforcement system which is just as well.

Sorry, but it seems that today, most of our so called law enforcement officers are either corrupt or lenient enough that they would never disclose the antics of other unlawful officers. Yeah, that really gives me confidence in law and order....


11 posted on 05/06/2010 9:49:15 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: knarf
"Does that mean we can re-visit the OC bombing ? "

With our muslim president?

12 posted on 05/06/2010 9:50:06 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Congratulations TCU Women's Rifle Team-2010 NCAA Men's and Women's Champs!)
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To: Travis McGee
sound familiar???
13 posted on 05/06/2010 9:50:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

I agree. ATF has been a rogue agency for at least the last threedecades. I had friends with FFL’s back in the 70’s who gave them up because of the harrassment of this agency.

ATF seems to be anti-gun with a passion and with questionable ethics.


14 posted on 05/06/2010 10:37:08 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Brandon McFadden says he, along with others, put $250,000 worth of meth on Tulsa's streets.

15 posted on 05/06/2010 10:47:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SkipW
ATF seems to be anti-gun with a passion and with questionable no ethics. Sorry, couldn't leave that as was...

the infowarrior

16 posted on 05/06/2010 10:49:58 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

You should check out the police corruption in Providence RI,
apparently running cocaine and having sex in the park while on duty were fairly regular events for awhile there.


17 posted on 05/06/2010 10:58:31 PM PDT by MarMema (Christ is Risen!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Federal investigators looking into police corruption have used wiretaps to intercept the conversations of various individuals, including at least one Tulsa police officer who is part of a federal grand jury investigation, his attorney says.

The investigators have indicated that wiretaps were used last year to listen to phone calls involving Officer Jeff Henderson, 37, and other individuals, said Chad A. Greer, Henderson's attorney.

Henderson and Brandon McFadden, 33, a former agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, have been implicated in an alleged fabricated drug buy. That buy involved Larita Annette Barnes, 33, and her father, Larry Wayne Barnes Sr., 59, who were convicted and sent to federal prison in 2008

Henderson was questioned about an allegation from the grand jury indictment that stated he and McFadden planted marijuana on a drug dealer and only turned in $10,100 of $60,000 taken from the drug dealer.

18 posted on 05/06/2010 11:10:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SkipW
I agree. ATF has been a rogue agency for at least the last threedecades. I had friends with FFL’s back in the 70’s who gave them up because of the harrassment of this agency. ATF seems to be anti-gun with a passion and with questionable ethics.
I had a neighbor who was a retired Army CSM. He gave up his FFL in the late 70's for the same reason. The ATF harassed him until he passed away in 1998.
19 posted on 05/06/2010 11:10:49 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: kcvl

That picture has Reno 911 written all over it......:o)


20 posted on 05/06/2010 11:32:36 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

New Orleans mayor asks feds to review city police force

Seems to be a common problem in most democrat controlled cities.

21 posted on 05/07/2010 12:58:47 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: kcvl

This guy needs to be in jail.


22 posted on 05/07/2010 1:15:38 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
He pleaded guilty so there’s no question of guilt. Once he’s been used to take down the rest of his corrupt brothers in harm, hang him.

You betray one innocent while wearing a badge, you should forfeit your life.

I agree. If they want a plea deal, let them hang with a new rope.

23 posted on 05/07/2010 1:34:29 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Hey, I just saw a news report about a couple of airline pilots who showed up drunk for their scheduled flight. I guess all those airline pilots are drunks. I wonder if we could make the airlines put public address systems in all airplanes so we could keep an better eye on these drunks.

Or, we could have some perspective and understand that the reason this sort of story is big news is because it is the exception, not the rule.

24 posted on 05/07/2010 3:30:47 AM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: oneolcop
Or, we could have some perspective and understand that the reason this sort of story is big news is because it is the exception, not the rule.

Really?

I tell ya what, I'll go head to head with you and will match any story you can find about drunk commercial pilots. I'll match it will 20 stories about misconduct and criminal behavior by cops.

I'll happily show you wrong, your exception, not the rule statement...

25 posted on 05/07/2010 3:39:17 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
You get the point...or maybe you can't understand. Do you know how many cops there are in the US? How many commercial airline pilots?

Perhaps I should have made another analogy. How many commercial pilots make mistakes in the cockpit? How many get on their computers and read while they're supposed to be piloting the aircraft? How many pilots have boinked a flight attendant in the cockpit? How many have dozed off in flight? How many pilots have landed at the wrong airport? How many pilots have crashed planes due to "pilot error?

Don't you see? The blame game doesn't work. We probably agree that there are "bad apples" in all professions. Then, you have to take into account the nature of the job. Cops have frequent confrontations with people who are in the midst of trouble, either as a victim of crime or as a perpetrator. Take your job and try to picture yourself on every flight having to deal with an unruly passenger, one who hasn't been checked for weapons. Wouldn't that be a fun job?

As I've said in many other posts, cops are people. They come from the human race. They make mistakes. Some are criminals. Some are unsuited for the job. Some are incompetent. Same is true for pilots.

26 posted on 05/07/2010 4:01:51 AM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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re: several convictions have already been thrown out and innocent suspects freed

But you can never restore the sense of trust in the system that is lost when an innocent person is dragged through this process. It’s great they’ve been exonerated, but that’s only a small part of the price they’ve already paid for a crime they did not commit.

Sadly most professional organizations, or I should say organizations of professionals, frequently turn out to be quite lacking when it comes to policing their own.


27 posted on 05/07/2010 4:05:54 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Cheer up Skippy, ya can always get a cop job in S Florida!


28 posted on 05/07/2010 4:06:23 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: oneolcop

There are commercial pilots who take naps during flights. There are also pilots who scored some nookie when they are supposed to be working.

There are also badge groupies. Cooping (sleeping on duty) is a very old piece of police slang. My rather limited emergency services experiences include four officers who were fired for drunkeness on duty, theft of public funds, theft of a gun out of evidence, and drunkenness during dereliction of duty when a tour commander decided it was more fun to hang out in the next town over.

They are the exception, but they operate under the force of the authority of The United States. They are able to wield more power than some armies. The men in Tulsa used their positions as heavily armed, government officials to commit extrortion, armed robbery, and to distribute illegal drugs. If you can find a group of airline pilots who used their jobs at United or Delta to commit extortion, armed robbery, and to distribute illegal drugs, you’ll have the beginnings of an issue. But those pilots do not have machine guns and power of arrest as part of their job descriptions.


29 posted on 05/07/2010 5:10:22 AM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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To: Chode; Joe Brower; marktwain

Yeah, that’s a real shock. BATFags acting like BATFags.


30 posted on 05/07/2010 5:22:58 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Testilying
31 posted on 05/07/2010 5:27:16 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: gman992
Those FLET’s—federal law enforcement types—who don’t have enough of it to make it into the FBI, DOE, DSS, DEA, armed IRS Inspectors, armed EPA agents, Federal Railroad Police, Military Police, Military Intelligence, CIA CAG/COG, DIA, Customs, Border Patrol, US Marshalls, or Secret Service, get filtered down to the ATF. Hell Park Rangers have a better reputation and more respect!

ATF IS THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. When our city has them along on investigations....total jokes. They are shunned in Little Rock.

32 posted on 05/07/2010 5:36:56 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: exnavy
This guy needs to be in jail.

No. This guy needs to be fed to the hogs in a very messy public manner, and the tape needs to be narrated by non other than a Henry Bowman.

You throw me in prison on false charges, when I get out, he'd be lucky to have any relatives this side of the dirt.

33 posted on 05/07/2010 5:40:35 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: kcvl

Hang him.


34 posted on 05/07/2010 5:41:31 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Washington DC is corruption central, so why shouldn’t it’s agents nationwide be corrupt??


35 posted on 05/07/2010 5:41:34 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: oneolcop

You have a LOT to learn. Keep your innocence with your head in the sand.


36 posted on 05/07/2010 5:44:50 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: matthew fuller

With our globalist elite-controlled puppet? I don’t think so...


37 posted on 05/07/2010 7:01:11 AM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

“His arrest is part of a larger investigation into possible corruption within the Tulsa Police Department. 34-year-old Brandon McFadden confessed to the crimes as part of a plea deal with the US Attorney’s office. McFadden will also be a witness for the prosecution in other cases against law enforcement officers.”

And just how credible will this guy be as a snitch?

In the meantime, several convictions have already been thrown out and innocent suspects freed because of tainted or fabricated evidence and witnesses, like Brandon McFadden, who just plain lied under oath.


38 posted on 05/07/2010 7:41:24 AM PDT by Help!
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To: oneolcop

What do you call a cop that looks the other way when he sees a fellow cop break the law they are sworn to enforce?


39 posted on 05/07/2010 8:17:16 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: oneolcop
How about you try this one on for size:

IT'S BIG NEWS BECAUSE IT IS ADMITTED, AND ADJUDICATED ABUSE OF THE BADGE!

There ya go, now you can go back to discussin airline pilots or whatever.

40 posted on 05/07/2010 8:34:21 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: metesky
i've seen it done....
41 posted on 05/07/2010 8:56:42 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kcvl

He’s a pig-eyed sack of shit. Color me surprised.


42 posted on 05/07/2010 9:30:31 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: sig226; All
Guys: If you read all my posts, you'd see that I have no pity for crooked cops: NONE, not one little bit, not even a little teensey bit.

I think they should all get what's coming to them.

My point is that they do the same stupid things we all do. Now why would that be? Hmmmmmm let me think...Oh, because they're human.

But that's not, apparently, enough of a point for y'all, so let's try to look at it another way:

In East Germany, before the fall of the Berlin wall, in the old USSR, in Venezuela, do you think the TV and newspapers blast out breathless news stories about the abuses of cops? I don't think so. Why, because everybody already knows the cops are dirty. Everybody knows that they're thugs, Everybody expects to (and do) get shaken down. NO BIG NEWS

But here in our good ol' USA, it's news because it' outside of what we expect. It's outside of most folks personal experience. THAT'S MY POINT I'm not saying that cops don't do the kind of stuff they're accused of; I'm saying of course they do. But, ask yourselves What is the reason it makes "news"?

If you think it's because all cops are corrupt; because all cops do it (whatever "it" is), then you have to assume that all commercial pilots take naps, get nookie in the cockpit, land on the wrong runway, kill masses of people when they make mistakes, etc.

See guys, it's an exercise in logic not a body count.

My head isn't in the sand. In my career, I sent two cops to prison and fired a bunch.. Bad cops stayed far away from me because they knew I'd catch them. Now I know that some of you have had a bad cop experience. My point is this is America, we have the right to raise holy hell about bad cops. Just don't paint all the good ones with the same brush. Yes, cops have the authority, given them by the people, to take away someone's life, to take away their liberty, but most don't abuse that authority.

IMHO, there are whole organizations that are corrupt. BATFE is one. We should go after them with a vengeance. But to say or imply that a corrupt organization is the norm is trying to live your lives with "Half your brain tied behind your back". And you're no Rush Limbaugh. END

43 posted on 05/07/2010 9:44:41 AM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: exnavy
This guy needs to be in jail.

general population

44 posted on 05/07/2010 9:55:01 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: oneolcop

Friend;

So, how do you tell them apart when you are a joe pulled over for a traffic stop or whatever)? When they declare Prob Cause and search, lo and behld, you learn for the first time you are a druggie?

If cops wore say, orange badges that flashed and said “bad cop”, I guess we could know.

Anyone who swears and oath of office and violates it should be publicly made spectacle of, and there should be specific mandatory sentences for such “officers” of the US Constitution and respective governmental departments they represent.

I like you, was known in my carreer as hell on wheels for those that did not stand firmly on ethical behaviors and professional performance of duty. Big deal, we are both (apparenlty) put out to pasture.

Thanks for your service


45 posted on 05/07/2010 12:20:49 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: Manly Warrior
Well sir, That's a tough one, particularly if you're looking to be reactive, i.e. try to get out of a situation you're already in.

What I found in my career, cops go where there is crime. You don't see them in "nice" neighborhoods, you see them where there is a pretty good probability that something nefarious is going on. You very seldom see cops in churches, nursery schools and rose gardens. So, I guess I'd say, if you don't want to slip, don't go where it's slippery. OTOH, if you want to avoid bad cops proactively, you need to be involved with the local government, the press and police leadership to make sure they are all doing their job.

In past posts, I've posited that it's really important to make your concerns known to police bosses. Make sure that they know what's going on with their subordinates; and in the process, find out if the leadership is "looking the other way" or even actively encouraging the abuse of their authority and the rule of law. If you aren't satisfied with the outcome of this go to the elected officials in your area. Find out if they are part of the problem or of the solution. If they're part of the problem, go to the state attorney general with specific facts and make a formal complaint, and so on.

I'm not saying it's an easy road to take, but it's better than living with corrupt, abusive law enforcement officers.

Just the other day, I was in a discussion about people bringing out cameras and recording LEO's as they operated. I believe that law enforcement has nothing to fear from the public recording their actions.

As I told my men & women, "Do your job like your mother was looking over your shoulder and make her proud of you."

I'm not opposed to publicly exposing and severely punishing bad police behavior, what I object to is the inference that because some cops are dirty, all cops are dirty.

46 posted on 05/07/2010 12:53:05 PM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: oneolcop
I'm not opposed to publicly exposing and severely punishing bad police behavior, what I object to is the inference that because some cops are dirty, all cops are dirty.

You make good points here. The only caveat I would add is that during Prohibition eras, like during the twenties and now, the number of corrupt police as percentage of the force goes up considerably because of the temptation cause by the extreme and untaxed profits.

The FBI estimated during Alcohol Prohibition that about 70% of the field agents were on the take. Once it ended, the FBI did not want them and so they formed the beginning of what is now the ATF and DEA.

As long as drug prohibition continues, there will be a higher than normal rate of public corruption, including the police.
47 posted on 05/07/2010 1:20:10 PM PDT by microgood
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To: oneolcop
"We should go after them with a vengeance. But to say or imply that a corrupt organization is the norm is trying to live your lives with "Half your brain tied behind your back". And you're no Rush Limbaugh. END"

I never said I was Rush Limbaugh. Stop circling the wagons.

48 posted on 05/07/2010 7:03:27 PM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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To: microgood
Agree. We should have listened to Milton Friedman 20 years ago instead of Bill Bennett.

An Open Letter to Bill Bennett

Wall Street Journal, April 1990
by Milton Friedman

-snip-

Illegality creates obscene profits that finance the murderous tactics of the drug lords; illegality leads to the corruption of law enforcement officials; illegality monopolizes the efforts of honest law forces so that they are starved for resources to fight the simpler crimes of robbery, theft and assault.

Drugs are a tragedy for addicts. But criminalizing their use converts that tragedy into a disaster for society, for users and non-users alike. Our experience with the prohibition of drugs is a replay of our experience with the prohibition of alcoholic beverages.

-snip-

http://www.fff.org/freedom/0490e.asp

49 posted on 05/07/2010 8:23:09 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: oneolcop

Ol’ Cop;

Agreed. Back to the conundrum-just how do you KNOW which one?

Logic dictates that a law-abiding citzen assumes the worst, acts most professional and respectful, but budges not an inch in dealing with any LEO or any for that matter.

Assertiveness, knowing your rights and the basics of the law and being confident are requirements.

POint in fact-was “interviewed” by a SHP and SD recently on a back road-they stopped me while looking for a runaway etc.

Apparently ran my plates and during the “interview” the SHP asked me “when I was going to tell him whether I was carrying”? I replied, “When you ask me if I am-according to MO state code. Are you asking? If yes, I am indeed carrying, if not, none of your business per 571” He smiled and replied “I like that-you know the law and are willing to make me follow it”.

We had a nice discussion after that. He asked me to keep an eye out for a blue such and such vehicle, a male subject with a beard and a red-haired teenage female (I was driving a simliar colored vehicle and indeed, wearing a short beard).

I do not go where I know trouble may be-but nevertheless, I have every legal and moral right to go anywhere I am willing to venture-it called freedom. If by virtue of being somewhere “slippery” means I subject myself myself to closer LEO scrutiny, well, I can swim. My record and behavior stands for itself.

Best;


50 posted on 05/08/2010 7:30:12 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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