"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

30 May 2012

Illegal cavity searches...

Milwaukee police accused of performing illegal body cavity searches

Seven officers and a supervisor at the Milwaukee police department have had their badges taken away after allegations surfaced that police have been conducting body cavity searches on suspects with no authority to do so.
Reports of officers arresting suspects then subjecting them to cavity searches first surfaced in local media in March. On Monday, after getting access to a police report, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that officers allegedly performed these searches on a routine basis.
One Milwaukee officer, Michael Vagnini, "had a reputation" for forcing suspects he believed had drugs in their body cavities to bend over for him, said defense attorney Alex Cossi, who handled a July 2011 case that alleges Vagnini searched his client and another suspect in the booking room.

Read the rest here. 

This would be funny if it weren't so disgusting: 

Mike Crivello with the Milwaukee Police Association told Fox 6 Now that the public shouldn't condemn the city's entire police department.

"We don't want the community to rush to judgement on something that may not exist,” Crivello said.


From the article:  "Police chief Edward Flynn said in a news conference in March the cavity search complaints go back a couple of years." 

Seriously?  And these ass-clowns have been allowed to continue to "police" their fellow citizens?  I hate to say it, but that's fucked up and indicative of cover-up and corruption.

And folks wonder why people don't thrust the police.  Seriously.  They really do wonder.  Well, some people wonder.

These are the people who believe that they have some "legal authority" over you.  They want to confront you and make demands of you and they want to watch you dance.

Karma, baby.

Stay safe.


Brock Townsend said...

Par for the course these days.

Bushy said...

Wonder why people don`t thrust the police - great typo - maybe that`s exactly what they need .

Blue said...

Good eye, Bushy! :) I don't know what I was thinking.