Skip to comments.Friendly Fire: Accusations Fly as Suit Against Ithaca Police Department Unfolds
Posted on 08/28/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Claiming the prevalence of high-level corruption in the IPD, Officer Chris Miller named two police chiefs, one former mayor, two municipalities, one district attorney, one union president and at least five Ithaca Police officers as defendants in his sprawling, $17-million federal discrimination lawsuit. The resulting legal battle has ensnared Marlon Byrd a black IPD lieutenant in allegations that he aided drug dealers, and threatens to destroy the reputations and careers of many others.
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There are probably many towns where if the police officers forgot about the blue wall of silence, and started spilling all the dirt they had on each other, all hell would break loose. There is no reason to believe that police departments are any better than the rest of society, and they can get away with a lot more.
Ithaca has a police department? For what, to direct traffic after a criminal gets a group hug?
“In 2000 Ralph Nader received more votes for President than George W. Bush in the City of Ithaca,”
Says it all.
Sodom & Ithaca.
(I live in an attached town.)
I lived in the village of Lansing from 1994-97. Ithaca definitely has way more than its fair share of lefty flakes, but I recall meeting a lot of nice people there.