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6 Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Stole Half a Million Dollars From Suspects: Feds
NBC Philadelphia ^ | July 31, 2014 | Vince Lattanzio and Dan Stamm

Posted on 07/31/2014 8:37:10 PM PDT by Ken H

Federal agents arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of an ongoing corruption probe and accused the group of swiping more than half a million dollars' worth of money, drugs and other items over a period of years.

“Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice,” said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger.

The U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed the 26-count indictment Wednesday of the two-year joint investigation between the police department, FBI and U.S. Attorney's office. The officers, who have served anywhere from five to 13 years in the narcotics unit, face allegations of multiple acts of robbery, extortion, kidnapping and drug dealing from February 2006 to November 2012.

The officers under arrest are Perry Betts, 46; Thomas Liciardello, 38; Linwood Norman, 46; Brian Reynolds, 43; John Speiser, 42; and Michael Spicer, 46.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/6-Philadelphia-Narcotics-Officers- Arrested-269193381.html

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcphiladelphia.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; wod

1 posted on 07/31/2014 8:37:10 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H
“Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice,” said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger.

There's the ol' 99% again, making the 1% look bad.

2 posted on 07/31/2014 8:39:59 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ken H

I think they were just training to become Congressmen and Senators.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 8:41:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Ken H

4 posted on 07/31/2014 8:50:18 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

This sort of thing was well underway before 2008.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 8:55:19 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

Less than $100k for each, over the course of YEARS…?

I would say that is the very, very tip.

They made someone very mad and got ratted out —I think most of them are doing this.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 9:05:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

I agree. Tip of a very large iceberg.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 9:08:03 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ezekiel
This is just collateral damage on the road to inevitable victory in the war on drugs.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 9:08:16 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Ken H

Training Day.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 9:08:48 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Ken H

““Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice,” said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger.”

Kinda like your boss Zane.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 9:09:05 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care)
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To: Ken H

Bookmark


11 posted on 07/31/2014 9:11:20 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Ken H
“Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice,” said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger.

I keep hearing this on nearly a daily basis...

I'd say the "small percentage" is growing by a series of magnitudes.

12 posted on 07/31/2014 9:14:31 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Ken H; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...



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13 posted on 07/31/2014 9:34:15 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Ezekiel
There's the ol' 99% again, making the 1% look bad.

Corrupt cops. Whodda thunk it?

14 posted on 07/31/2014 9:55:19 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: Ken H

Any WPHT 1210 listeners out here? I swear, that station is OWNED by the Philly PD! Has a word of this been allowed on the air?

I know it won’t on Dom (I Talk Like Elmer Fudd) Giordano’s shows.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 10:10:08 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: Mark17

“a very small percentage”

We are supposed to play make believe, like this guy.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 10:23:04 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ken H

The war on drugs breeds corruption.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 10:57:08 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Ezekiel

18 posted on 07/31/2014 11:29:22 PM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Zeoli had it Wednesday night.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 12:55:28 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
1985
20 posted on 08/01/2014 1:08:53 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Ken H

The most disturbing piece that came from the video was the fact that the police chief was prohibited by the FOP rules from moving suspected officers out of the narcotics division. If a police chief can’t even determine where his personnel are assigned, there is something very disturbing going on.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 2:51:33 AM PDT by ImNotLying
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To: Ken H

Someone didn’t pay Holder his cut...

Philly is a dem stronghold...

This type of corruption is par for the course for dem controlled urban areas...

Someone upset the applecart...

They are going to pay....


22 posted on 08/01/2014 3:01:27 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Ken H

This sounds like the 10 rogue officers in Miami who were shaking down the entire ‘hood before being busted by the Feds.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 3:21:56 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Ken H

Wow,that’s right out W.E.B Griffin’s Badge of Honor books, to include it being Philly cops.

http://books.google.co.th/books/about/Investigators.html?id=n735gNhvBh4C&redir_esc=y


24 posted on 08/01/2014 5:11:59 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: driftdiver
The war on drugs breeds corruption.

To elaborate: big money in criminal hands breeds corruption, and the war on drugs steers big money to criminal hands.

25 posted on 08/01/2014 9:48:16 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: gusopol3

Zeoli’s great! The Phillies ought to just forfeit the season so we can hear him every night.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 5:52:27 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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