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17 Baltimore Police Officers Charged In Extortion Scheme
CBS ^ | 02/23/2011 | CBS

Posted on 02/23/2011 8:58:06 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour

ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ)—An elaborate extortion scheme generating thousands of dollars. Wednesday night, investigators say it was Baltimore City police officers and the owners of a local business who were behind it all.

Kelly McPherson explains how investigators say the operation worked.

In a more than two yearlong investigation, federal authorities claim 17 officers took kickbacks for illegally steering car accident victims to a Rosedale auto body shop.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimore; bluezones; corruption; donutwatch; leo

1 posted on 02/23/2011 8:58:09 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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Chop shop cops?


2 posted on 02/23/2011 8:59:55 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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Democrats!!!...


3 posted on 02/23/2011 9:06:05 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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Cant fire em they are onion members 8)


4 posted on 02/23/2011 9:06:14 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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Dirty cops, now we all know that that is not possible.


5 posted on 02/23/2011 9:08:47 PM PST by org.whodat
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But but they are Union.......


6 posted on 02/23/2011 9:11:26 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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Just padding their miniscule retirement pensions.The poor guys.


7 posted on 02/23/2011 9:11:40 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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And there are people on this site that get angry when I post that because of some rogue cops, it makes everyone have less trust in any police officer they meet.

Stories like this. Stories about cops shooting animals for barking or being in their back yard. Cops home invading peoples’ homes and murdering them, only to find they get the address wrong. When cops stopped being peace officers and turned into law enforcement officers, that’s where this mindset shift began.

It all has a cumulative effect on the public. When cops are no longer looking to protect and serve, but looking at everyone equally as potential threats they’re ready to take down, you’re living in a police state. With lots of immunity and covering for (after all you gotta cover for others because you don’t want something happening to you on patrol).


8 posted on 02/23/2011 9:14:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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pay up or the poodle gets it!

9 posted on 02/23/2011 9:25:39 PM PST by RC one (Change we can believe in! Yes we can! FUBO!)
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Now you know why I left Baltimore a long time ago.

Used to be you could trust the cops. I knew a bunch of them. Even helped one solve a murder and my sister helped capture a credit card stealing ring and a serial burglar. The cops, back then, did real foot work, and got results and major convictions.

Today, you don’t know who to trust and I can’t believe how many Hispanic names are on that list of suspects? SOmeone said they were Puerto Ricans. Doesn’t speak well for them even if it a small number.

Maybe the new mayor and the police commissioner are really trying to clean up the cesspool known as Baltimore. I wish them well, but it’s not the city I grew up in and was proud of. I visit once in a while but I’ll never go back.

PS: My son’s a federal police officer, and a damned good one. Earned his “streets” in Iraq.

Baltimore is corrupt enough. We thought we could trust the police.


10 posted on 02/23/2011 9:31:12 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Jake...it's...B'more...

11 posted on 02/23/2011 9:42:20 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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It’s pronounced Balt’more. The ‘I’ is silent. :)


12 posted on 02/23/2011 9:50:51 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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Typical libs, liars, cheaters all!


13 posted on 02/23/2011 10:33:23 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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"Kelly McPherson explains how investigators say the operation worked.

In a more than two yearlong investigation"

Oh my Lord. Who wrote this? A crackhead? Anyway, if true, they should be fired and prosecuted.

14 posted on 02/23/2011 10:37:40 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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Read the names in the article. Notice a pattern??? (They are foreign hires as part of a city program to... um.. hire a bunch of foreigners to be police... seriously.)


15 posted on 02/23/2011 11:44:59 PM PST by apastron (I miss the good old days - when bankers just jumped out of a window...)
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The Baltimore Police Department requires that when police request vehicle towing services, they only use towing companies that are under contract with the city of Baltimore to provide towing services for the Baltimore Police Department.

So...the city is pissed that the cops are getting the kick back instead of them (through their city approved contract).

16 posted on 02/24/2011 7:49:10 AM PST by Mr.Unique (Global Emergency!)
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IBTISGFC*

*(In Before The I’m Shocked Guy From Casablanca)


17 posted on 02/24/2011 7:56:09 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: USNBandit

When I lived there (10 years), it was pronounced:

ball-a-mer

the same people would say:

dow-nee-oh-shun-hon

which was Baltimoron for “down to the ocean, hon”


18 posted on 02/24/2011 7:56:41 AM PST by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


19 posted on 02/24/2011 12:34:47 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

It’s Highlandtown Dutch. (Can you believe there’s actually a name for that dialect?)


20 posted on 02/24/2011 12:37:25 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If you think cops are crooked now read about police during prohibition. Some of the books I’ve read many police departments were just another arm of the mafia.


21 posted on 02/24/2011 1:00:36 PM PST by armordog99
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