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Feds: 'Excessive force' found in Albuquerque police
Fox News ^ | April 10 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 04/14/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released a scathing report in response to a series of deadly police shootings that pointed to patterns of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department, serious constitutional violations and a lack of training and oversight of its officers. After more than a year of reviewing hundreds of cases handled by the Albuquerque police, the federal agency found that officers too frequently used deadly force on people "who posed a minimal threat" and used a higher level of force too often on those with mental illness.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: abq; abuseofpower; albuquerque; force; jbt; justice; nm; police
For those who consider that the militarization of police and the overuse of deadly force is too prevalent today.
1 posted on 04/14/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

After cramming gloved fingers in body orifices and shooting the homeless they finally realized this????

The Corruption of the NM police has been well known for YEARS....


2 posted on 04/14/2014 4:30:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: All

Ironic coming from Eric Holder’s Justice Department but I wouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater...

The Justice Department should now investigate the BLM and plethora of federal police forces.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Internet Snuff Film,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-dzhaSuS1k

The killing of a homeless man by ABQ police.


4 posted on 04/14/2014 4:32:55 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Alas Babylon!

[ Ironic coming from Eric Holder’s Justice Department but I wouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater...

The Justice Department should now investigate the BLM and plethora of federal police forces. ]

Holder is just pissed ABQ police got there first....


5 posted on 04/14/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Not just New Mexico, sadly.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 4:36:22 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Not surprising.

Their recruiting billboards along the highway feature their SWAT team.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 4:37:20 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

It wasn’t that long ago that police in Southern N.M. detained a guy who did nothing wrong for a couple of days and forced him to undergo a colonoscopy looking for drugs he did not have.


8 posted on 04/14/2014 4:37:47 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

“A” colonoscopy?

As I recall the story, there were about five of varying degrees of thoroughness.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 4:41:41 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1
JBT Ping list


10 posted on 04/14/2014 4:43:21 PM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: Alas Babylon!

Sounds like the Albuquerque PD is alot like President Obama, “Really good at killing people”


11 posted on 04/14/2014 4:54:08 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: DuncanWaring

As I recall there were multiple enemas and one colonoscopy, but I didn’t go back to the story. I’m just glad I’m not that guy and hope he makes them pay out their wazoos.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 4:54:18 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: DuncanWaring

Exactly. They put that man through tortures we won’t even joke about using on terrorists.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 4:55:11 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Maybe the feds will put the Albuquerque cops down on Bundy’s ranch now for doing such a good job.


14 posted on 04/14/2014 5:08:48 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Alas Babylon!




15 posted on 04/14/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GraceG

Good Lord, was this recently? Got any details on this? Thanks.


16 posted on 04/14/2014 5:32:55 PM PDT by miele man
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To: DuncanWaring; colorado tanker
I recall they made the guy poop a couple times in front of them, did multiple X-Rays, multiple anal probes, and a colonoscopy, all under an invalid court order for the hospital where this happened.

I realize the guy had previously snuck drugs in his anus, but really, since when do we question the validity of an X-ray?

17 posted on 04/14/2014 5:33:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Alas Babylon!

So is this Holder’s hit on Susanna Martinez?


18 posted on 04/14/2014 5:34:51 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Dang. 15 posts and the Police Apologists haven’t shown up yet to explain how the perps had it coming to them.


19 posted on 04/14/2014 5:38:06 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: GraceG

Weren’t those bean bag guns?


20 posted on 04/14/2014 5:40:06 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Alas Babylon!

Feds: ‘Excessive force’ found in Feds

That’s the headline I want to see with the story being:

Fedgov disarms itself and limits authority to just that in the Constitution.

Every dumb monkey in government seems to be armed. The jamokes at Immigration all carry guns even for just an administrative position. It’s nuts.


21 posted on 04/14/2014 5:40:48 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Alas Babylon!

ok, so now what?! Most Americans don’t believe the police and most don’t believe the feds!


22 posted on 04/14/2014 5:48:29 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: GraceG

Only one gun was a bean bag gun.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/7154f83129804c4d803a6708030a638d/NM—Albuquerque-Police-Shootings-Funeral


23 posted on 04/14/2014 5:53:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: miele man

Here’s a link to one of the many articles. Search for James Boyd shooting Albuquerque. You do have to answer a 1 question survey to view the article.

http://www.abqjournal.com/372376/abqnewsseeker/apd-releases-info-about-fatal-officer-involved-shooting.html


24 posted on 04/14/2014 6:14:48 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Alas Babylon!

What about Nevada


25 posted on 04/14/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: leapfrog0202

Thank you for this link.


26 posted on 04/14/2014 7:29:03 PM PDT by miele man
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To: miele man

You’re welcome.


27 posted on 04/14/2014 8:52:38 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Alas Babylon!

I am Joaquin’s Total Lack Of Surprise.


28 posted on 04/14/2014 10:26:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Police apologists are dwindling in number on a daily basis.

I’m sure there are still plenty of them around, but they are finding it more and more difficult to make their case.


29 posted on 04/15/2014 12:35:59 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Believe in yourself.


30 posted on 04/15/2014 12:37:03 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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