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Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: max
Date: February 13, 2018 04:27PM
The city of the liberal, Democratic Party love....

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Baltimore detectives convicted in shocking corruption trial

Daniel Hersl, 47, and Marcus Taylor, 30, join six colleagues from the Gun Trace Task Force who already had pleaded guilty in a conspiracy that also included overtime fraud. But the guilty verdicts offer small comfort for a city where homicides keep rising and gun violence rocks neighborhoods even as the police department struggles to overcome accounts of bias and lawbreaking.

The head of internal affairs has been transferred and a deputy commissioner has retired after both were implicated in misconduct during trial testimony. Thousands of convictions in cases handled by the task force are now being questioned by defense attorneys.

“This trial took you inside the Baltimore Police Department,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise told jurors last week. “It showed you things more horrible in some cases than you ever could have imagined.”

After the verdicts, Acting Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said in a statement that the indictment and trial “uncovered some of the most egregious and despicable acts ever perpetrated in law enforcement,” and said he had zero tolerance for corruption...

Over two weeks in federal court, four former members of the once-lauded unit who earlier pleaded guilty took the stand in their new prison uniforms and admitted to crimes denied for years during internal investigations and lawsuits. The officers stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, drugs, guns and luxury accessories while pretending to be seizing the goods for legitimate enforcement objectives. They concocted reasons to chase and search suspects or enter houses without warrants to sift through goods they wanted. They covered up their involvement in car crashes when rogue pursuits went bad...

Only one task force member, detective John Clewell, was not charged and remains on the force.

The squad’s victims, many self-described drug dealers, took to the stand to recall how they were handcuffed and interrogated about their wealth by officers more interested in finding money than pressing charges.

“They getting ready to rob,” one victim, Ronald Hamilton, who denied dealing drugs at the time, recalled telling his wife as the officers asked how much cash he had at home. “They trying to rob me.”

Officers admitted taking about $20,000 from Hamilton and his wife in 2016. Wayne Jenkins, the sergeant of the task force, was caught on a wiretap telling members of his unit to pretend Jenkins was a federal prosecutor to intimidate Hamilton.

Wiretaps let jurors hear firsthand how the officers freely discussed divvying stolen cash and coordinated lies about their exaggerated work hours.
One conversation from August 2016, recorded by an FBI device hidden in an officer’s car, captured task force members reacting to a chase through the rain that ended in a bad car crash.
“Dude’s unconscious, he’s ain’t saying s---,” Taylor is heard saying.
Hersl suggests they change their timesheets to hide their involvement. “Hey, I was in the car just driving home,” he says, laughing.
The officers did not offer aid to the injured citizens.
Rayam cried on the stand remembering that day.
“It could have been any of us,” he said of the injured passengers. “It could’ve been you.”...

Rayam testified that Gondo told him that before joining the force, the fellow detective “laid someone out,” meaning he killed a person.
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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 13, 2018 08:43PM
The series “The Wire” was. Fiction. Or not.
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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 13, 2018 08:59PM
link?



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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: beagledave
Date: February 14, 2018 08:51AM
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mattkime
link?

Silly poster, max is above such things.

Doing the Googles will toughen you or sumptin'
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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 14, 2018 09:01AM
[lmgtfy.com]
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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 14, 2018 10:32AM
Y'all missing the joke. It's a mattkime meme.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: max
Date: February 14, 2018 01:08PM
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cbelt3
Let Me Google This For You

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rjmacs
Y'all missing the joke. It's a mattkime meme.


Talk about missing the joke...


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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: Janit
Date: February 15, 2018 08:12AM
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rjmacs
Y'all missing the joke. It's a mattkime meme.

POMTL!
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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: max
Date: February 15, 2018 12:16PM
and we got us another whoosh...




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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: bfd
Date: February 15, 2018 08:19PM
Well, that too…

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Re: Annals Of The Police State.....
Posted by: max
Date: February 16, 2018 07:54AM
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bfd
Well, that too…
I got nothing on the subject, but I cannot handle inconvenient OPs, so I must post


Bwahahaha, .....

Riiiight, you are not a definition of the troll, bfd....


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