Skip to comments.Police chief suspended over Internet harassment of tea party protester
Posted on 06/13/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT by UB355
A small Wisconsin town's chief of police, who admitted to investigators that he harassed a tea party protester by signing him up for online dating, porn and other accounts, is now under criminal investigation and suspended from his job.
Tim Keleman, chief of police in the Town of Campbell, near LaCrosse, told the investigators that he just wanted to get back at the man he said was causing much distraction and hassle for the town by suing over the town's ban on signs and banners from a pedestrian bridge where the tea party wanted to send its message.
Greg Luce, one of the tea party demonstrators who sued over the sign ban in January, began noticing solicitations and emails from places like Match.com and went to police. Investigators traced the sign-ups, as well as comments left on the LaCrosse newspaper website about Luce, back to computers at the Campbell Police Department and Keleman's home.
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Hang ‘em high!
This guy is IRS material. s/
What a moron.
Police Chief and criminal mastermind.
The whole first amendment thing being such a distraction for the cops.....
This guy has committed a serious violation of the public trust. He needs to serve many years in prison.
WHAT A MAROON!
Something like this happened to ME, and I suspect to others.
Other —local cops using STINGRAY and others MUCH more common than usually believed.
Do what you can to make sure this doesn’t happen to you, too.
He’s up for a cabinet position in the Obama White House. Can’t be much worse that what we already have.
Not the brightest bulb at the PD obviously...
Hmmmm.. This could open a real can of worms..
Maybe he’ll help his local government cronies around the country to change the Constitution. If they get rid of the 17th Amendment, their associates in state assemblies can elect senators to a new house of political/regulator lords.
send ‘Jed Cooper’ over there !
what is stingray
It (and many other similar models, now) is basically a mobile electronic device sold to the authorized public sector and fools mobile phone handsets into communicating with it. By fooling your phone from two different locations the position of the phone can be rapidly and reliably triangulated.
The device gets smaller all the time.
They’d ping1 from inside a van, then scoot lickety-split from a different location, ping2, do some quick math and they know where you are, even if your GPS services phone feature is off.
Additional pingScoots and they can get your location very, very, very accurately. You already saw a more primitive version of this process in the movie, “Zero Dark Thirty”.
You do not have to be talking on your phone, which can even be on “sleep” mode and still betray you. The Stingray is now small enough to fit in a suitcase, so they could now even figure out the target inside a crowded cafeteria, maybe.
The Stingray is a small, pirate mobile phone tower-in-a-box and is made by Harris Corp in Sarasota, Florida.
Higher level management at the IRS or DOJ.
Conduct most unbecoming, even for a Police Officer, let alone any gentleman. This man has serious impulse control issues, and is a Lib./ Zombie/ Obot of the first order.
He better watch out Billy Bob is working the area nearby.
What’s the problem? The IRS does it all the time.
This happened with GPS trackers and last year they got slapped down. Certain agencies were slapping trackers on anything that moved without warrants.
The data that Stingray pulls should require an exceptionally specific and high level warrant. This is normally referred to as a T III for the portion of a federal code that wiretapping laws come from. Without that, agencies that use Stingray are asking to have whole cases thrown out of court, then the lawsuits come.
AH, the life of a small town copper.
If he was a policeman in a big city he’d be too annoyed by robbers, rapists and murderers wasting his time, he wouldn’t even notice this tea party guy.
Virtual criminality construction. Soon to be a common feature in police work. Make ‘em guilty online. No knock SWAT entry to follow...easy, peasy...
They certainly offer a complete line of "dim-bulbs" to choose from.
Does anyone doubt for even a second that the NSA or their ilk could “find” any evidence of any crime the wished on any political opponent’s computer?
If good policemen wonder why regular people hold them in such low regard, crap like this from the bad apples is why.
Hey, Tim, just wait til your father (Scott Walker) hears about this!