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Slain Dallas Cop Might’ve Been A White Supremacist: Still A Hero?

 
 
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2016 05:33 am

Cop's Own Dash Cam Catches Him Pulling Over and Raping Multiple Women While On Duty

Spring Hill Police Officer Christopher Odom is one of many officers who are caught raping those they’ve sworn to protect.
By Matt Agorist / The Free Thought Project
October 9, 2016

The lure of authority is attractive to those who seek domination over others, and there’s no easier outlet to assert that authority than becoming a police officer. A now-former Spring Hill cop proves the case quite well after being caught pulling women over and raping them. His sick desire to dominate and rape was so flagrant that he cared not about these crimes being recorded on his own dashcam.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Spring Hill Police Officer Christopher Odom was caught raping at least two women in two separate incidents during on-duty traffic stops.

The TBI say they launched their investigation on August 1 after they learned Odom pulled over a car driven by a female in June and raped her.

According to a press release, the TBI says it happened again with another female in July.

Even more worrisome was the fact that in his spare time, Odom worked as a substitute teacher last year in Lewis County. According to WSMV, students at Lewis County High School who used to have him as a substitute teacher told Channel 4 they were shocked.

“It’s crazy. He talked to us just like an everyday teacher did,” said Donavan Conner, a student. “It makes you wonder about everybody else you talk to. ”

However, ‘everybody else’ is not drawn to the job of asserting authority over others. As the famous quote by Lord Acton goes, Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

It is this draw to power that leads to an increase in sexual assault among police officers. According to the Cato Institute, more than 9 percent of reports of police misconduct in 2010 involved sexual abuse, making it the second-most reported form of misconduct, after the use of excessive force. Comparing that data to FBI crime statistics indicates that “sexual assault rates are significantly higher for police when compared to the general population.”

Odom is one of many officers who are caught raping those they’ve sworn to protect. A short google search will reveal the near epidemic of police rape that takes place in the United States.

Not only is sexual assault higher among cops, but it also largely goes unpunished.

Police sexual misconduct is so common that more than 1,000 officers have had their licenses revoked in just the last six years for it, that we know about — nearly half of them involving underage victims. However, only a small fraction of those officers received jail time.

In regards to Odom’s despicable crimes, the Spring Hill Police Department released the following canned statement:

“The actions of Officer Odom are not indicative of a Spring Hill Police Officer and is in direct violation of departmental policies. The department takes great pride in serving our community and preserving the trust of our citizens.”

The department also asked for any other victims to come forward.

“If there are [more victims] we want to know, we want to get them justice. We want them to come in, be able to look us in the eye, speak with us about what’s going on in their lives.”

On Monday, 26-year-old Odom was indicted by a grand jury on charges of rape, sexual battery, and two counts of official misconduct.

According to the indictment, Odom detained the victims beyond the scope of a traffic stop for the purpose of coercing the victims into performing sexual acts.

The indictment states he used force to accomplish the act and knew the victim did not give consent.

As PINAC reports, the bureau watched hundreds of Odom’s dash cam traffic stops and saw the evidence they needed to seek a criminal indictment on Odom. Additionally, upon watching the dash-cam, prosecutors say there may be a third unidentified female victim.

He was arrested and booked into the Maury County jail on $75,000 bond. He spent only one hour behind bars before being released.



Matt Agorist is a USMC veteran and former NSA intelligence operator. He has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2016 05:34 am

Georgia Deputies Bragged About Targeting Black Drivers—and That's Just 'the Tip of the Iceberg'


Their Facebook messages showed the deputies mocking Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Travis Gettys / Raw Story
October 5, 2016

Georgia sheriff’s deputy was fired and another abruptly resigned after an investigation revealed their racist and sexist Facebook messages — which showed they apparently targeted black drivers for traffic stops.

The two deputies, identified as Brant Gaither and Jeremy Owens, served on a special traffic unit on the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department, where they patrolled Interstate 95 between Savannah and Brunswick, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Their Facebook messages showed the deputies mocking the most famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream. That one day my people will not act like animals,” Gaither posted, while Owens replied, “Lol. That’ll never happen.”

At least one post suggested they racially profiled black drivers, whom they referred to using racial slurs: “It’s supposed to rain tomorrow,” Owens wrote. “Might not get too many niggs.”

They also joked about a pregnancy test involving fried chicken and mocked victims of domestic violence, the newspaper reported.

The Southern Center for Human Rights sent a lawyer last week to McIntosh County, where they interviewed residents and witnesses who might have interacted with the deputies or have other information about policing practices by the sheriff’s department.

Their investigation “suggests this may be the tip of the iceberg,” said an attorney with the civil rights group.

Gaither was fired July 25, and Owens resigned the following day.

The racist messages were discovered when another deputy was issued Owens’ old computer, which was still linked to his Facebook account.

The deputy showed the communications to Sheriff Stephen Jessup, who said the posts made him “want to throw up.”

Jessup moved quickly to get rid of the deputies, saying their conduct was unacceptable.

“There is no joke about something like that — period,” Jessup told the newspaper. “It’s total racism.”

Prosecutors said some of the cases involving the pair, who worked together until December, could be dismissed, and the sheriff supports that decision.

Owens, who now works as a police officer in Darien, declined to comment, but Gaither insisted just before he was fired that the posts weren’t serious — and that they weren’t isolated incidents.

“It was just a joke, we all do it,” Gaither said, according to an internal investigation.

Gaither was unable to provide any credible evidence that other deputies engaged in similar behavior, according to the internal investigation.

McIntosh County is the setting for the 1991 nonfiction book, “Praying for Sheetrock,” by Melissa Fay Greene, who tells the story of a notorious white sheriff who harassed black residents into the 1970s.

Jessup is facing a re-election challenge from Charles Jones, the black former sheriff he defeated in 2008.



Travis Gettys is an editor for Raw Story.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2016 05:48 am

Oakland’s Creepy Police Sex Scandal Just Took A Brazen Turn
Officer Ryan Walterhouse was arrested as Bay Area police continue reeling from a teenage prostitute’s sex claims.
10/20/2016 09:05 pm ET
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Michael McLaughlin Reporter, The Huffington Post

OAKLAND, Calif. — The scandal-scarred Oakland Police Department has charged one of its own officers with alerting a prostitute to police raids and paying her for sex.

Officer Ryan Walterhouse is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one misdemeanor of engaging in prostitution. Authorities said he confessed to helping the woman avoid arrest.

The arrest of Walterhouse on Wednesday came as police in Oakland and elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area reel from a teenage prostitute’s claims that she had sex with dozens of officers, often in exchange for confidential police information, and, in some cases, when she was underage.

Walterhouse, according to court documents, twice this month tipped a woman sex worker to avoid police activity in certain parts of Oakland. He wrongly discussed police work with her and propositioned her, according to the charges ― even after 11 cops in the city were disciplined last month in the scandal involving the teenager.

“It is incredibly disturbing that, in light of what’s happened, any officer could think it’s acceptable to engage in this type of behavior and further sully a department that has worked so hard to reduce crime and rebuild community trust,” Mayor LIbby Schaaf said at a press conference broadcast on KQED radio.

Police said in a statement that Walterhouse’s arrest didn’t spring from the investigation involving the teen.

Schaaf said she was encouraged that rank-and-file cops reported Walterhouse’s behavior.

“The fact that members of the Oakland Police Department came forward to report this alleged misconduct by one of their colleagues, and the matter was investigated swiftly, is evidence that we are making critical progress in building a culture of accountability,” the mayor said in a statement to HuffPost.

According to police records, Walterhouse befriended the woman, called Jane Doe in documents, about six to eight months ago. He knew her to be a prostitute when he sent her a text message last week about a police raid, prosecutors said.

“[Y]ou might want to call it an early night tonight,” Walterhouse texted, according to authorities. “They may or may not be doing something right now,” he wrote, adding later, “yeah, you might want to stick to the online thing right now.”

Walterhouse sent similar messages the following day, according to prosecutors, including: “you out. don’t be right now,” and “I’l let you know when to.”

Walterhouse later asked the woman how she would repay him for the information he provided, the district attorney’s office said. On Oct. 16, he met with the woman at a motel in nearby Castro Valley and “paid U.S. currency for sexual services,” the arrest report said.

The cop’s actions could have put other officers in harm’s way, the arrest report said.

If convicted, Walterhouse faces up to three years in prison, according to the district attorney’s office.

“The Oakland Police Department takes all allegations of misconduct involving our employees seriously,” the police department said in a statement. “We hold all of our employees to a high level of ethical and professional accountability and will not tolerate criminal behavior. Ensuring internal investigations are swift, fair and objective is our priority.”
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2016 05:50 am
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revelette2
 
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Reply Tue 25 Oct, 2016 07:44 am
Shake-Up in Federal Inquiry of Eric Garner Chokehold Case
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The Justice Department has replaced the New York team of agents and lawyers investigating the death of Eric Garner, officials said, a highly unusual shake-up that could jump-start the long-stalled case and put the government back on track to seek criminal charges.

Mr. Garner, 43, died in 2014 on a Staten Island street corner, where two police officers confronted him and accused him of selling untaxed cigarettes. One of the officers, Daniel Pantaleo, was seen on a video using a chokehold, prohibited by the New York Police Department, to subdue him. Mr. Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for protesters around the country.

Federal authorities have been investigating whether officers violated Mr. Garner’s civil rights in his fatal encounter with the police. But the case had been slowed by a dispute because federal prosecutors and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials in New York opposed bringing charges, while prosecutors with the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department in Washington argued there was clear evidence to do so.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, who as the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York oversaw the beginning of the federal inquiry before her appointment to Washington, has been considering for months how to proceed.

In recent weeks, the F.B.I. agents who have been investigating the case were replaced with agents from outside New York, according to five federal officials in New York and Washington. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are no longer assigned to the case. It is not clear whether civil rights prosecutors from

Washington will work alone in presenting evidence to a grand jury in Brooklyn and in trying the case if charges are eventually brought.

The officials who described the reorganization did so on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Mr. Garner’s death, followed by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and several other high-profile deadly police encounters across the country, prompted nationwide protests over how and when officers use force, particularly against black men. Though the Justice Department has required police departments to stop unconstitutional practices and retrain officers, it has rarely brought charges against individual officers in deadly encounters.

To do so in the Garner case, prosecutors must persuade a grand jury that a crime occurred. Normally, that is all but guaranteed and an indictment follows. But Officer Pantaleo’s testimony helped persuade a state grand jury on Staten Island not to bring charges in December 2014. Any decision on charges in the federal case is probably months away, officials said.

The Justice Department and the F.B.I. did not comment.

Stuart London, a lawyer for Officer Pantaleo, said that he had maintained he never violated anyone’s civil rights. “This was always a simple street encounter where Officer Pantaleo utilized his N.Y.P.D. training to subdue an individual,” Mr. London said.


With the election coming up, I hope she can finish it. You think if Clinton wins she will keep Lynch? Or is that not how it works?
Baldimo
 
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Reply Tue 25 Oct, 2016 10:49 am
@revelette2,
Quote:
With the election coming up, I hope she can finish it. You think if Clinton wins she will keep Lynch? Or is that not how it works?


Considering Lynch met Bill Clinton on his plane and the events that unfolded a few days later, it's a good bet Hillary will keep Lynch or least give her a good position in her administration. You don't make deals and then not pay them off. Unless Lynch suddenly has a heart attack or something...
revelette2
 
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Reply Tue 25 Oct, 2016 02:29 pm
@Baldimo,
My first reaction to your post was "oh pooh" but I thought maybe too southern. It's all just getting too tiresome. Anyway, if it happened as you described, she would not have gotten away with it.
Baldimo
 
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Reply Tue 25 Oct, 2016 02:51 pm
@revelette2,
It did happen the way I said, and that's why she isn't in jail.
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AC14747
 
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Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2016 09:31 am
@revelette2,
Seems to me this is a simple case of if you don't like what the jury has to say throw them out and get another one and keep doing it until you find one that agrees with you.

Also when it comes to Lynch and Clinton on the tarmac and what followed a few days later with the director of the FBI, don't be so naive. Coincidences like those don't happen in the real world.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2016 07:58 am
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/41/52/3f/41523fa95c26300578d6064d902d3af4.jpg
AC14747
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2016 10:23 am
@hingehead,
Lol hahahaha hahahaha...so the moral of this story is... if someone has a gun in your face don't act calm and increase your chances of being killed... kind of like when you hear the rattle of a snake and you decide to step on it ... Hey, that's okay with me if we reduce the number of stupid people in the world... That's what evolution is all about.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2016 08:31 pm


Marijuana Dispensary Caught Cops Binging on Marijuana Edibles on Surveillance Cam After Police Raid, Wins $100,000
Oh, how the tables have turned.
By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet
October 27, 2016

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Photo Credit: VoiceofOCvideo / YouTube

When Sky High Holistic was subject to a police raid, it was hardly the end of the business. In fact, ironically it gave the marijuana dispensary a big boost, $100,000 to be exact.

The money comes from a lawsuit alleging police harassment of the marijuana dispensary, settled by the city of Santa Ana this week. Santa Ana has also agreed to drop charges against a dozen employees accused of illegally operating.

It's a good thing the cameras were on; the dispensary cameras, that is. Apparently, the cops hung around the establishment long after the raid occurred, playing darts and making demeaning comments about the staff. And once they got comfortable, they indulged in Sky High pot-laced edibles.

"The suit alleged that Mayor Miguel Pulido and other city employees favored certain dispensaries over others," the Los Angeles Times reported. "It said the city put up a ballot proposal, Measure BB, for the November 2014 election, soliciting payments from collectives with the promise of winning a spot in an eventual marijuana permit lottery."

Three police officers were charged with petty theft and damaging security cameras when the case first surfaced. For the dispensary and its lawyer, Matthew Pappas, this was a major victory.

“This ruling shows that the court had the courage to say ‘no’ to a very powerful police officer union and stand up for the rights of people when bad things like this happen,” Pappas told the Huffington Post in August 2015.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Bauer was equally outraged by the incident.

“[The officers] should not expect privacy in their on-duty performance of an official function at a marijuana dispensary,” Bauer ruled. “They have made no claim that their work required secrecy or that it would be impeded by public view.”

According to Sky High's attorney, the $100,000 will benefit Sky High volunteers and a doctor affected by the 2015 raid.

Watch:

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet
October 27, 2016

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Photo Credit: VoiceofOCvideo / YouTube

When Sky High Holistic was subject to a police raid, it was hardly the end of the business. In fact, ironically it gave the marijuana dispensary a big boost, $100,000 to be exact.

The money comes from a lawsuit alleging police harassment of the marijuana dispensary, settled by the city of Santa Ana this week. Santa Ana has also agreed to drop charges against a dozen employees accused of illegally operating.

It's a good thing the cameras were on; the dispensary cameras, that is. Apparently, the cops hung around the establishment long after the raid occurred, playing darts and making demeaning comments about the staff. And once they got comfortable, they indulged in Sky High pot-laced edibles.

"The suit alleged that Mayor Miguel Pulido and other city employees favored certain dispensaries over others," the Los Angeles Times reported. "It said the city put up a ballot proposal, Measure BB, for the November 2014 election, soliciting payments from collectives with the promise of winning a spot in an eventual marijuana permit lottery."

Three police officers were charged with petty theft and damaging security cameras when the case first surfaced. For the dispensary and its lawyer, Matthew Pappas, this was a major victory.

“This ruling shows that the court had the courage to say ‘no’ to a very powerful police officer union and stand up for the rights of people when bad things like this happen,” Pappas told the Huffington Post in August 2015.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Bauer was equally outraged by the incident.

“[The officers] should not expect privacy in their on-duty performance of an official function at a marijuana dispensary,” Bauer ruled. “They have made no claim that their work required secrecy or that it would be impeded by public view.”

According to Sky High's attorney, the $100,000 will benefit Sky High volunteers and a doctor affected by the 2015 raid.

Watch:

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2016 10:40 pm
Guessing you're 'asile 1'.
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giujohn
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2016 07:53 am
Isn't it sad when the best you can resort to is, "I know you are but what am I?"
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2016 03:47 pm
Deputy fired after accidentally shooting her daughter, 11 at Halloween party
Source: CBS News

LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- An off-duty Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been fired after she accidentally shot her 11-year-old daughter while she was reportedly showing off her service weapon at a Halloween party.

Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter confirmed that Misty Michelle Flowers was fired on Monday. Carpenter said in a news release that Flowers was negligent while showing the handgun to friends Saturday night at her house. Neighbors tell CBS affiliate WBTV she had been hosting a Halloween party attended by children at the time of the incident. Police say the gun discharged accidentally and the bullet went through a wall and struck her daughter in the abdomen in the next room.

Carpenter says Flowers’ firing came independent of a State Bureau of Investigation probe currently underway regarding the shooting.

The Sheriff’s Office policy says firearms are expected to be locked away when they are at a deputy’s home.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/misty-flowers-north-carolina-deputy-fired-after-accidentally-shooting-her-daughter-11-at-halloween-party/
Baldimo
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2016 09:52 am
@bobsal u1553115,
In more important news, 2 LEO were shot and killed a few days ago in Iowa in yet another ambush. That brings the total # of police shot and killed in the line of duty this year to 50, that is 11 more than last year and we still have 2 months left in 2016.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2016 03:29 pm
@Baldimo,

Police in the US state of Iowa say they have arrested the suspect in the "ambush style" killing of two police officers.

He has been named as Scott Greene, a 46-year-old man from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines.

"Police have confirmed that Mr Greene was involved in an incident at the school involving the waving of a Confederate flag in front of black people."

Baldimo
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2016 03:37 pm
@hingehead,
Quote:
"Police have confirmed that Mr Greene was involved in an incident at the school involving the waving of a Confederate flag in front of black people."


What's the point of this piece of info?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2016 03:40 pm
@Baldimo,
Yep. And they were shot by a white supremacist right wing militia goon, like the one you may very well hang with and he was armed with an AR15.

Why didn't you mention that, ace???

bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2016 03:42 pm
@Baldimo,
Quote:
What's the point of this piece of info?


What a stupid question.
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