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Who's smarter, Lucy Caldwell of the Llama?

Yes, in fact, it is the Llama.

Fairfax County Police Deputy Chief Lt. Colonel Maggie DeBoard horribly disfigured in accident.....oh wait a miinute


And there's Fairfax County right there. You'll want to avoid that place. The cops have a law against driving while Black

Fairfax County Cops proposes to a truck tire

"You get lonely, you know? I mean my choices were a Fairfax County Police woman or a retread. Do you blame me?" 

A Fairfax County Police Officer demonstrates the departments time honored practice of sleeping while standing up

Oh my Gosh! It's the Fairfax County Police Annual Round of Black Folk already?...how time flys, though, huh?...

I am NOT a pear....more like a walrus whose been hit with something

....and that thar funny look'n fella look'n like an ole bull with the three horns on it if'n a bull had three horn's, they calls that an "E"

Pearhead Morris family photos

My Mom and Pop, yep Mom was a papaya. Pop was on the Fairfax County Police for sixty years. he was dead for 48 of those years but nobody noticed and we didn't say anything because we were like, "Hey, its a check every month" you know?   

My brother Rocky, or Rosa as he now calls himself. He lives in New York.  He never married. I don't know why. He's very close to Gerry Hyland.

Our kids, that's Pearhead Morris Jr. on the left and on the right is my other son "One drunken night in DC" Morris

My sister, Arlene, we named her after my mom, Joyce. Arlene is away at a special place where they take a lot of day trips to the park, that sort of thing.  

Fairfax County Cop shoots bird for "Looking at me funny"

A Fairfax County Cop shot and killed a big bird for "Looking at me funny for like, a long time. So, I go, I go 'Hey! Stop looking at me. That's how my father used to look at me before he hit me with a hair brush.  So, like, the bird goes..I dunno either "ha ha ha" or maybe it was "caw caw caw"   So like I go, I go to him "Stop it!" but like he goes "No"
So I go "Stop it...you're inside my head"
And like he goes "ha!"

So I shot him.

No bird gonna laugh at me....

Common thieves

Indy Cop Sentenced To 8-Years For Robbery & Official Misconduct

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- An police officer received an 8-year sentence Friday morning on the charge of robbery and official misconduct. Authorities say officer David Butler will serve three years in prison and a year of home detention. Four of the eight-year sentence were suspended.  A jury determined that Butler targeted Hispanic men for traffic stops and then robbed them. In one reported incident in 2011, Emiliano Vasquez said Butler took his wallet and made him stand by the officer's car during a traffic stop at a gas station.

Cop Arrested Trying to Shoplift From Home Depot, NYPD Says
RICHMOND HILL — A police officer who works in the Brooklyn courts was arrested Thursday for trying to shoplift from aHome Depot, cops said. Mohammad Khan, 45, has been charged with menacing and petit larceny after he tried to smuggle merchandise out of the hardware store and threatened employees when confronted about it, according to the NYPD.  The Home Depot location wasn't identified by police, but the officer was arrested in the 102nd Precinct which covers Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven.


Northbrook Idiot cop charged with misconduct had been disciplined by department

The 12-year veteran of the Northbrook Police Department who was recently charged with felony counts of residential burglary and official misconduct received a one-day suspension in 2011 for crashing his squad car in a three-vehicle accident, records show.The incident was one of four disciplinary actions that Enrique Guzman, 34, a patrol officer at the time of his arrest, racked up in his last three years with the Northbrook Police Department, according to documents obtained by the Tribune through a Freedom of Information Act request. Investigators caught Guzman on video stealing jewelry from a home he had been sent to check on Jan. 30, according to court documents. His bond in the criminal case has been set at $30,000, and he remained jailed as of Tuesday morning. His next court date is scheduled for Friday.
Guzman, who resigned Feb. 4, had been employed as a full-time patrol officer since May 2001, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
His salary was $89,918, according to village documents. The village website states that the average salary of a patrol officer is about $122,000, which includes a base salary of $83,767 with benefits.
According to village and court documents, Guzman was traveling southbound on Pfingsten Road approaching Woodland Drive when he got involved in a three-car accident at about 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2011. Guzman struck the rear of a Volvo SUV that was in front of him, which caused the SUV to crash into another vehicle that was in front of it, according to the documents. No one involved in the crash was ticketed.
"This accident resulted in severe damage to the front end of squad car #48 and significant damage to the rear of vehicle belonging to victim #1 (Raab)," the village document states.
The driver of the Volvo, Julie Raab, and her 3-year-old daughter, Hayden, who was in the passenger's seat in the Volvo, are suing Guzman and the Village of Northbrook, demanding $50,000 plus court costs for their injuries.
Village officials declined to comment on the incident. Neither Raab nor her attorney could be reached for comment.
Aside from the car accident, the documents show that Guzman was also disciplined for failing to appear at the 2010 Fourth of July parade he volunteered to attend on behalf of the department; failing to report for court in November 2011; and failing to show up at an overtime detail he also signed up for. The latter action happened in June 2012 and was the last one before Guzman's arrest. In all three cases, he received written or oral reprimands.
Guzman's arrest comes after a five-month investigation by police and the FBI into several suspicious thefts and burglaries that Guzman responded to and arrests that he had made, according to officials.
Northbrook police and the FBI recorded Guzman stealing a fake diamond ring from a Northbrook residence where he had been told that a door had been left open, according to court documents. Guzman told investigators he took the jewelry to give to his girlfriend, according to a court document filed by the state's attorney's office.
There is no defense attorney associated with his criminal case yet, said Blanca Jara, spokeswoman for the Cook County clerk of the circuit court. Court records also show that Guzman filed for bankruptcy more than two years ago.
Conditions of bond included turning in his firearms, Firearm Owner's Identification card and passport, officials said. They said Guzman will be put on electronic monitoring if he posts bond.

Bells PD Officer Charged with Theft in Lexington
HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn.- A Bells Idiot cop was arrested, Tuesday, accused of stealing hundreds of magazines from the National Guard Armory in Lexington.
According to court documents, Jonathan Walker, 38, was also a soldier at the Lexington National Guard Armory. Last Wednesday, Lexington Police were notified that 798 high velocity 30 round M4 military magazines had been stolen from the armory. All of the mags were empty.
Investigators believed Walker participated in stealing the 798 magazines in an attempt to sell them illegally. Records showed that Walker's attorney contacted Lexington Police and said Walker did have the magazines, but 100 were in Mississippi, and 100 were in Tennessee. On the February 13, Walker turned in 200 magazines to the Lexington Police Department, and officials stated that they have recovered the remaining magazines.
Bells Police Chief Roger Jenkins and Mayor Harold Craig said they were aware of the situation, but would not comment. Lexington police said they are continuing their investigation and expect to charge additional people.

Suspended Officer Back on Police Force
Lt. Robert Tierney was suspended from the New Brunswick Police Department in 2010 on charges of theft by deception and voter fraud. A suspended New Brunswick officer has returned to the police force, city administrator Thomas Loughlin confirmed Wednesday night.
Lt. Robert Tierney, 41, of East Brunswick was suspended with pay from the police force in September 2010 following charges of voter fraud and theft by deception. He was suspended without pay following an indictment in April 2011 following an investigation by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation showed Tierney voted in four general elections in New Brunswick between Nov. 1, 2004, and Nov. 30, 2009, while he was living in Milltown and East Brunswick.
The theft by deception charges against Tierney stemmed from an investigation showing that after divorcing his wife in Dec. 2008, Tierney did not notify the city and his insurance company, causing $850 in claims to be paid out to his ex-wife, who was still listed as a beneficiary on his health insurance between Jan. 2009 and Sept. 2009.
Loughlin said that Tierney returned to the police force at the beginning of February. He has been demoted to the rank of patrolman, he said. At the time of his suspension, Tierney was making $115,972 annually. In Dec. 2011, Tierney was admitted to a PreTrial Intervention (PTI) program.
"PTI is a diversionary program typically offered to first-time offenders who commit non-violent third or fourth degree crimes. Upon successful completion of the program, charges are dismissed," read a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office issued Dec. 2, 2011. As a condition of PTI, Tierney was required to repay to his insurance company the 845.07 in claims paid to his ex-wife, the release said.


Second fficer sentenced for ticket fixing
Last month, another officer also received a year's probation and 30 days in jail for conspiring to obstruct justice.
WESTMINSTER – A former Huntington Beach Idiot cop was sentenced Friday to a year's probation and 30 days in jail for conspiring with a former Garden Grove officer to dismiss a woman's traffic ticket.
Erik Michael Krause, 44, had been found guilty by an Orange County jury last year with Michael John Zannitto, 47, of one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
In January, Zannitto received the same sentence as Krause at the Westminster Justice Center. Both will be spared jail time if they each complete 100 hours of community service.
At the time of the crime, Krause was a 22-year veteran of the Huntington Beach Police Department, and Zannitto was an 11-year member of the Garden Grove Police Department, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a news release. Both no longer work with the departments.
In November 2011, Krause issued the 32-year-old woman a ticket, and later that month, Zannitto met her at Knott's Berry Farm when he was off-duty. He got in touch with Krause, whom he did not know before speaking of the ticket, and Krause eventually agreed to dismiss the ticket, prosecutors said.
A Huntington Beach lieutenant became suspicious and initiated an investigation, the district attorney's news release said. Huntington Beach police investigated the case with cooperation from Garden Grove police, according to prosecutors.

Jacksonville, Florida: An officer was busted stealing found items during what police call an integrity check. The undersheriff said that sometimes when police get information that an employee is doing something he or she shouldn’t be, they’ll try to set that person up. http://ow.ly/hRe9N

Atlantic City, New Jersey: An officer was indicted on official misconduct and other charges for allegedly lying about where he was living to take advantage of a discount rent program, and then make money by subletting the apartment. Under the Live-In Idiot cop’s Program, he was allowed to rent an apartment at a more than 80 percent discount. http://ow.ly/hQTyn
Pine Bluff, Arkansas: A Idiot cop has been arrested for felony theft. He faces burglary charges along with felony and misdemeanor counts of theft of property. ow.ly/hKMS6
Altus, Oklahoma: Two long-time Idiot cops have been arrested on conspiracy complaints following a six month investigation and are being held in jail pending a bail hearing. http://ow.ly/hRbyfD.C. officer convicted of stealing brother’s identity
A District Idiot cop with nearly two decades on the force has been convicted of stealing her brother’s identity and taking out thousands of dollars of loans in his name, according to the Prince George’s County state’s attorney’s office.
Officer Jamell Stallings is to be sentenced April 2 in Prince George’s County Circuit Court and faces up to 150 years in prison if given the maximum time on all the charges. A jury convicted her on three counts of counterfeiting, three counts of identification fraud and five counts of theft, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office.
Stallings, who joined the District police force in 1989, remains suspended without pay. A decision on her job status has not been made, the spokesman said, though it most likely will end her career. Her attorney said he plans to appeal.
The state’s attorney’s office said that Stallings used her brother’s identity to obtain loans under his name and Social Security number. Prosecutors said she used a fraudulent W-2 tax form “to show that she was gainfully employed, when she was not.”
Stallings’s attorney, Kenneth E. McPherson, said the jury found his client not guilty of manufacturing the documents she used. He also said that she was not allowed to introduce evidence to support her contention that her brother gave her permission to use his identity to give her money.
“We have a strong basis for reversal on appeal,” McPherson said Tuesday. He said the total his client was convicted of stealing was $25,000, of which he said $14,000 has been repaid to the lending institution
Ten current and former law enforcement officers across several metro Atlanta
Ten current and former law enforcement officers across several metro Atlanta agencies have been charged in an undercover police corruption investigation.
Federal agents from the FBI and ATF made most of the arrests Tuesday morning. Channel 2 Action News crews were at the FBI Atlanta office as several suspects were taken into custody. They are accused of taking thousands of dollars in payoffs to drug dealers.
“The breadth of the corruption here is very disturbing,” North Georgia U.S. Attorney Sally Yates said in a 2 p.m. news conference.
She said it all started with an investigation into an identified gang more than a year ago. A gang associate, working with law enforcement, put out word that the gang was in need of dirty cops.
“He got a lot of takers from Idiot cops all over town,” Yates said.
The suspects are two DeKalb Idiot cops, two Forest Park Idiot cops, one Atlanta Idiot cop, one Stone Mountain Idiot cop, one MARTA Idiot cop, two former DeKalb County deputies and one contract officer with the Federal Protective Services.
The investigation covers up to 50 transactions involving cocaine -- the largest worth $7,000. Yates said officers face a slew of charges and performed various services, including providing escorts. Oftentimes, they showed up to the crimes in uniform, Yates said.
“Time after time, they took cash from people they should’ve been arresting,” Yates said.
The officers were identified as Atlanta Idiot cop Kelvin Allen, 42, DeKalb County Idiot cops Dennis Duren, 32, and Dorian Williams, 25, of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Forest Park Police Sergeants Victor Middlebrook, 44, and Andrew Monroe, 57, MARTA Idiot cop Marquez Holmes, 45, Stone Mountain Idiot cop Denoris Carter, 42, and contract Federal Protective Services Officer Sharon Peters, 43. Agents also arrested former DeKalb County Sheriff’s jail officers Monyette McLaurin, 37, and Chase Valentine, 44.
Authorities do not believe they were necessarily working together.
Five non-law enforcement suspects were also targeted: Shannon Bass, 38, of Atlanta, Elizabeth Coss, 35, of Atlanta, Gregory Lee Harvey, 26, of Stone Mountain, Alexander B. Hill, 22, of Ellenwood and Jerry B. Mannery, Jr., 38, of Tucker. Their roles are unclear.
Channel 2 Action News began looking into the case after receiving a tip Monday night.
Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne questioned one of the suspects as agents took him into custody Tuesday morning.
"Wasn't me, brother," the man said as he entered the FBI building.
Channel 2 Action News reporter Eric Philips tried to question Holmes as he was released on bond, but he remained silent.
Yates stressed that the alleged crimes don’t accurately represent law enforcement as a whole.
“It’s very important to remember that the vast major of Idiot cops are honest, hardworking folks,” she said.


Drunk and drugged cops

Former Glo. Twp. Cop Sentenced to Year on Probation
Thomas Eden Jr., arrested last spring while illegally purchasing prescription pills, must also complete drug counseling and forfeit
A former Gloucester Township police officer accused last April of illegally buying prescription drugs while on duty was sentenced on Thursday to one year on probation and forfeiture of his ability to hold public office in New Jersey.
Thomas E. Eden Jr., 31, must also complete drug counseling as part of the sentence, according to Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin.
Eden immediately lost his job on the township police force when he entered a guilty plea to a single count of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance last month.
Eden was arrested the afternoon of April 3 at the Howard Johnson Express Inn at 832 N. Black Horse Pike, in the township's Blenheim section, after he allegedly purchased seven prescription pills (oxycodone and Percocet) from a police informant. He was driving a township police cruiser at the time of his arrest.
Eden was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), third-degree possession with intent to distribute CDS, third-degree possession of imitation CDS and second-degree possession of a firearm while committing a drug offense. Eden was a seven-year veteran of the police force.

Dekalb County, Georgia: An indictment in federal court states that officers worked together to protect drug dealers during cocaine transactions. In return for their protection, the men were given thousands of dollars in payouts. They were arrested after a year-long investigation. http://ow.ly/hVDCr

Greenville, North Carolina: A police officer was placed on administrative leave after his arrest for drunk driving. “None of us are above the law and we hold each other accountable for our actions,” said the police chief in a statement. ow.ly/hV9ZH

 Colonie police officer suspended after Lake George bar fight
COLONIE, N.Y. -- Robert Willey has been suspended for 30 days without pay for his involvement in a bar fight in Lake George this past August. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department arrested Officer Robert Willey on misdemeanor assault charges.  They say Willey, along with three to four fellow officers, were celebrating an event at King Neptune's pub last summer when a fight broke out.
Colonie Police say it will let Warren County's criminal investigation play out first before they conduct an internal investigation. Colonie Police Chief Steven Heider describes the brawl as a “kind of rugby scrum" where push turned to shove.   "Just imagine a very crowded bar on a Saturday night fueled by alcohol and something happened, somebody got pushed and the next thing you know there’s a pile of people on the floor and at the end of the day someone got injured, it's alleged that Officer Willey possibly punched somebody and that's what's going to have to be determined by Warren County,” said Chief Heider.
Heider adds that Officer Willey was in "very good standing" with the department prior to this event. The current charges do not require immediate termination, so the police department says it'll wait and see where the Warren County investigation goes before they make any steps in that direction.

Indianapolis, Indiana: An officer has been accused of causing a fatal car crash by driving drunk. He faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless homicide, and criminal recklessness. http://ow.ly/hKKUp

Fort Worth, Texas: A Idiot cop, who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, when he already had a DWI charge pending, has been fired. http://ow.ly/hKMdS

Whitehouse, Texas: An officer was arrested for DWI after being stopped by a state trooper for a traffic infraction. http://ow.ly/hR0Cf

Union City, Pennsylvania: A state trooper has been accused in a fatal DUI accident; court officials say he will be entering a guilty plea. http://ow.ly/hRq8x

New Port Richey, Florida: A Idiot cop has been arrested on drug charges and was fired. He remains in jail for those charges. http://ow.ly/hQIus

Albany, New York: A ten-year veteran officer is facing DWI charges after he allegedly crashed into multiple cars. http://ow.ly/hPMrF

Update: Salem, Ohio: The Idiot cop who was arrested for drunk driving has resigned from the force. http://ow.ly/hQUPO

South Bend Idiot cop suspended for 21 days
SOUTH BEND -- At a meeting this morning, the city's Board of Public Safety accepted the suspension of a South Bend Idiot cop who was arrested in LaPorte County in October on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Patrolman Jeff McKee is suspended for 21 days without pay, in accordance with a recommendation to the board by former South Bend Police Chief Chuck Hurley.
A Idiot cop in LaPorte on Oct. 22 pulled over McKee on Indiana 2 for suspicion of an unsafe lane change, according to facts the board presented at the meeting in County-City Building.

The officer smelled alcohol in the vehicle and booked McKee in the LaPorte County Jail after he failed a field sobriety test, according to the board. His blood-alcohol content was found to be 0.13 percent at the jail.
Court records show McKee originally was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, but he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving. He entered into a pretrial diversion agreement in December.

During the department's internal investigation into the case, McKee admitted to drinking and driving, according to the board.
Along with the 21-day suspension, McKee also loses his privilege to use a take-home police car for two years, though that can be reduced to one year upon the completion of an alcohol program.


Albany cop in trouble again
ALBANY — A veteran city Idiot cop ticketed five years ago for crashing into parked cars and fleeing the scene was arrested Sunday for allegedly slamming his SUV into a row of parked cars in Pine Hills.
Officer Max Etienne, who has been on the force since 2003, was charged early Sunday morning with driving while intoxicated after he refused to take a Breathalyzer test when his colleagues arrived at the scene of the 5:03 a.m. crash, said Officer Steve Smith, a police spokesman.
Etienne, 42, struck the parked cars near South Main Avenue and Bancker Street, Smith said.
The caller who reported the crash told police that Etienne may have tried to leave the scene. Smith said that Etienne was found near the scene, his SUV battered with front-end damage from the crash.
No one was injured in the wreck.
Etienne has been suspended without pay and will be arraigned Tuesday in Albany City Court. In addition to the DWI charge, Etienne was also ticketed for making an unsafe lane change and refusing to take the breath test.
Smith said Etienne could face more charges as police are still investigating the crash.
Both Albany Police Chief Steve Krokoff and officials from the Albany Idiot cops Union did not return calls seeking comment.
In December 2008, Etienne crashed his SUV into three cars on Colatosti Place and then drove away. No one was injured in that incident, which resulted in Etienne being ticketed for failing to keep right and leaving the scene of a property damage incident. Whether any internal disciplinary action was taken against Etienne for the 2008 crash was unclear.
Etienne was also the subject of an internal investigation four months before the 2008 crash when he alledgedly dropped his department-issued handgun outside a bar during LarkFest. In that incident, Etienne allegedly lost his semiautomatic police pistol on a sidewalk in front of Justin's near the corner of Lark Street and Madison Avenue and walked away. The gun was found by a civilian who called police.
At the time of the incident with the lost gun, a person familiar with the investigation told the Times Union that the department was focusing on whether Etienne was drunk when he dropped his firearm.
Whether Etienne was disciplined by the department for that incident was also unclear.
Etienne's future with the department will hinge on the internal investigation into Sunday's crash and how the DWI charge is resolved.
Since taking over for former chief James Tuffey in 2010, Krokoff has dealt with two well-documented cases where men on his force were accused of driving drunk.
In March 2011, then department spokesman James Miller was charged with DWI after a colleague stopped him in downtown Albany for driving with his headlights off. Miller pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, was suspended for a month and then worked for nearly a year before retiring in April 2012.
A December 2010 arrest involving an officer who was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel on Interstate 787 proved to be more complicated. Police ultimately fired the officer, Brian Lutz, on the grounds that his driver's license had been revoked, but, in November, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court unanimously agreed that Lutz should not have been fired. That ruling means Lutz could challenge his termination, though his future with the department is unclear.

GPD patrol officer charged with DWI
A Greenville Police patrol officer is on leave after a DWI arrest.
It happened Wednesday morning around 2:30 a.m.
Police say they pulled 27-year-old Kyle M. Gaines for traffic and equipment violations on East Fifth Street near Elm Street.
Further investigation by the patrol officer found probably cause to believe Gaines was driving while impaired. He was arrested and charged with one count of DWI.
Gaines has 2 years of service with GPD. He's on leave pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs administrative investigation.
Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden made the following statement about the incident, "In the early morning hours on February 20, 2013, a Greenville Idiot cop observed a vehicle speeding. After deciding to initiate a traffic stop, the officer realized that the person he stopped was under the influence of alcohol. The officer also realized that the driver was an off-duty Greenville Idiot cop. After conducting all of the mandatory investigative steps, the officer placed the off-duty officer under arrest for Driving While Impaired. I have placed the officer on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the Internal Investigation. The DWI case will proceed through the court system as an independent legal action.This is another example of the ethical decisions made every day by Greenville Idiot cops-none of us are above the law and we hold each other accountable for our actions."

South Bend Idiot cop suspended
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Board of Public Safety has suspended a South Bend Idiot cop for 21 days. Patrolman Jeff McKee was arrested in LaPorte for drunk driving. Law enforcement says he failed a sobriety test. McKee later took a plea deal and the charge was reduced to reckless driving. It is not clear when McKee will serve his suspension.

 Decatur, Illinois: A narcotics detective was arrested on charges of official misconduct and theft of more than $500 for stealing money related to his work and creating false documents to cover up the thefts. http://ow.ly/hRdof

Update: Lebanon, Pennsylvania: A city Idiot cop was placed on accelerated rehabilitative disposition. He was fined $600 and given 12 months probation for driving under the influence. http://ow.ly/hRfqI

Courts and police in the nation’s capital will change how they conduct lineups

From the Washington Post:
Courts and police in the nation’s capital will change how they conduct lineups of suspects, when they notify defendants about informants and how long they retain criminal trial records, all in response to errors that have put innocent people in prison.
A task force created by D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield recommended that police use computers and staff not associated with a particular case to administer photo lineups to prevent influencing potential witnesses.
The court acknowledged that DNA often has cleared defendants long after their convictions, so officials will by March begin keeping trial records permanently rather than destroying them after 10 years.
DC Moves to Reduce Wrongful Convictions is a post from PoliceMisconduct.net

Denver NAACP chapter calls 2009 beating "Jim Crow era" brutality

Denver's chapter of the NAACP on Wednesday urged the city's manager of public safety to discipline three Denver police officers involved in the beating of a man in 2009.
Rita Lewis, president of the NAACP-Denver branch, said the organization is disappointed that the Justice Department has opted not to charge the officers with civil-rights violations in the case of Alexander Landau, 23, who said they tried to cover up the beating that left him scarred and suffering neurological damage.
"Clearly, they abused their authority and violated Mr. Landau's civil
rights. Their actions were indicative of Jim Crow era police brutality," Lewis said in a statement.
"At this juncture, the Manager of Safety must adhere to his civic duty and do what is morally right by disciplining the Officers involved in this travesty."
Manager of Safety Alex Martinez has said he wants to review the Justice Department's investigation before making a decision about whether to punish Cpl. Randy Murr and Officers Ricky Nixon and Tiffany Middleton. The police department's internal-affairs bureau completed its investigation into Landau's allegations, but leaders delayed a discipline decision in light of the federal probe.
"The Manager of Safety will do what is morally right, not by reaching a pre-determined result, but by considering all the evidence fairly and without bias," Martinez said in e-mail provided Wednesday by his spokeswoman, Daelene Mix.
"At this point, we are waiting for the opportunity to review any witness statements or other materials resulting from the DOJ investigation."
The Jan. 19, 2009, incident started as a traffic stop. Landau said in a federal civil lawsuit that the officers hit him with a radio, fists and a flashlight and called him a racial epithet.
Police, however, said he had reached for Middleton's gun during the traffic stop.
The federal lawsuit ended in 2011 with a $795,000 settlement.

Robert Jackson, Teenager, Blames NYPD Police Brutality For Gruesome Face Wound

After members of the New York Police department arrested a teenager for "spewing profanities" and "ignoring requests to show his hands" outside a Queens youth center, a lawyer for the young man claims that he is an "innocent victim of police brutality", the New York Daily News reports.
Robert Jackson was forced to the ground by police in a Jan. 8 incident outside the Flushing YMCA. In a press conference Tuesday, Jackson said that his arm was pinned underneath him during the arrest.
Photos released to the press show a gruesome, crescent-shaped wound that the 19-year-old sustained in the incident as his left cheek was ground into the cement sidewalk.

Footage of the arrest that was posted to YouTube Jan. 9 shows additional officers respond to the scene. At least one officer in plain clothes appears to kick the youth while he is on the ground, eliciting verbal responses from bystanders.
According to Gothamist, Jackson faces charges of "marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration," but his lawyer, City Council candidate Jacques Leandre wants them all dropped.
Local TV news station WPIX obtained a statement from the NYPD in response to the brutality charge. “We are aware of the matter and have turned it over to the Civilian Complaint Review Board," the statement read.
While that might sound like passing the buck, Gothamist's Christopher Robbins pointed out the following:
If the CCRB determines that police committed wrongdoing and recommend punishment, there's a reasonably good chance that the NYPD will mete it out: in 2012 the department followed CCRB recommendations in 72% of cases. Then again, Commissioner Ray Kelly recently overrode the board's decision to punish a detective caught on camera using "gratuitous force" with a suspect.

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor published in the New York Times:

Last fall, the criminal defense clinic at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law represented a young black man charged with possession of a knife (recovered from his pants pocket) after he was searched by a police officer who swore — under penalty of perjury — that the client was blocking the entrance to a building in violation of a disorderly conduct statute. A video obtained from an adjacent store revealed a very different reality — just a young kid talking with friends, never blocking anyone’s way.
Too often, though, without a video, our clients’ accounts of the lies told by police fall on deaf ears. Prosecutors and judges engage in cognitive dissonance — on the one hand understanding that police lie; on the other, failing to address the issue in any meaningful way.
Perhaps this is because our criminal justice system relies so heavily on the assumption of police as truth tellers. Acknowledging the problem threatens the very foundation of an already dysfunctional system.
For those who have experienced the corrupting effect of police lies, however, the question remains: what will it take to break a police practice that leads to so much injustice?

New York, Feb. 4, 2013
The writer is a clinical assistant professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

N.Y. court officers face false arrest suit over phone

NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Two Brooklyn court officers must face a lawsuit brought by a man who claimed he was falsely arrested for speaking on his phone while waiting to go through courthouse security, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge William Kuntz said there was a genuine issue of fact about what happened on June 18, 2010, when Getro Milfort was asked to end his phone call or exit the security line at the Kings County Civil Court in Brooklyn.
The judge allowed Milfort to proceed with claims of false arrest, false imprisonment and use of excessive force against court officers Felix Prevete and Christopher Ferrari.
Milfort said that he left the security line when asked by the officers, according to the ruling. As he was finishing his call, he said Prevete grabbed the phone from him hand and pushed him.
He was arrested by several court officers, including Ferrari, whom Milfort said twisted his arm and told him to shut up when he complained about the pain, according to the ruling.
Milfort was issued a summons for disorderly conduct following the incident. He accepted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal on Sept. 13, 2010.
Shortly afterward, he sued Prevete and Ferrari for false arrest, false imprisonment, excessive force, denial of equal protection and deprivation of due process.
The officers claimed Milfort began arguing in a "loud and belligerent manner" when he was asked to hang up the phone or step aside, the ruling said. The officers denied using excessive force.
In Wednesday's ruling, Kuntz said that a jury should decide which version of events to believe.
"(I)f a reasonable jury were to credit plaintiff's version of the facts, the jury could find that defendants' actions were objectively unreasonable," Kuntz wrote in allowing the false arrest and excessive force claims to proceed.
The judge granted summary judgment to the officers on the equal protection and due process claims.
A lawyer for Milfort, Paul Hale, said he was pleased with the ruling. The New York attorney general's office, which represents the officers, did not immediately return a request for comment.
The case is Milfort v. Prevete et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, No. 10-4467.

East St. Louis Police Cop Sentenced for Obstructing a Federal Civil Rights Investigation

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 01, 2013            •           Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700
A former East St. Louis Police cop was sentenced in U.S. District Court on January 31, 2013, for making false statements to federal investigators, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Ramon Carpenter, 40, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment, was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment and a $400 fine, and was ordered to serve a two-year term of supervised release following service of his prison sentence. Carpenter pled guilty in U.S. District Court on September 26, 2012.
Evidence presented at the sentencing hearing established that on May 8, 2012, a female driver was stopped by two East St. Louis Police cops while driving home from purchasing liquor at approximately 2:45 a.m. At the time of the stop, the driver was driving uninsured on a suspended license while she was under the influence of alcohol and in possession of an open container of alcohol. The driver believed that she was going to be arrested. She was asked to get out of the car, at which time East St. Louis Police Cop Ramon Carpenter purported to conduct a “frisk,” but he actually groped and fondled her in a sexually inappropriate way. She was not arrested. Rather, the cops allowed her to drive her car back to her apartment. The cops followed her, and all three entered her home where the cops discovered that she had left four children, ages 10, 9, 8, and 1, alone in the apartment while she went out to buy liquor. She feared that the Department of Children and Family Services was going to be called. Instead, Cop Carpenter directed the victim to follow him out of the residence and to get into his car. She complied. The cop drove her to an isolated area in Jones Park where he coerced her into performing oral sex upon him. After the sex act was completed, the driver was returned home with no charges.
A federal criminal investigation began the next morning when the driver went to the police station to complain. When federal agents interviewed Carpenter, he falsely denied being with the victim in the park, and he falsely denied receiving oral sex from her.
“Ramon Carpenter’s outrageous conduct constituted a gross violation of the civil rights of the victim and further served to undermine public confidence in an agency that is charged with ensuring the safety of the community,” United States Attorney Wigginton said.
The investigation was conducted through the Metro East Public Corruption Task Force by agents from the Internal Revenue Service, the Illinois State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft

Former Alabama Cop Indicted for Using Excessive Force

U.S. Department of Justice January 29, 2013    •           Office of Public Affairs (202) 514-2007/TDD (202) 514-1888
WASHINGTON—A federal grand jury today indicted a former Town Creek, Alabama Police cop for violating an individual’s civil rights during the course of an arrest, announced Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein, Jr.
The indictment charges Brandon Shane Mundy, 32, of Oxford, Alabama, with striking a man with a dangerous weapon and causing bodily injury during the man’s November 2009 arrest in a northern Alabama town. Mundy’s action deprived the man, identified as J.T., of the constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by someone acting under the color of law, according to the indictment.
If convicted, Mundy could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. An indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The FBI is investigating the case, and it is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Holt and Justice Department Civil Rights Division Trial Attorney Daniel H. Weiss.

The plague of mentally unstable cops: Manhunt On for Ex-Cop Accused of Police Vendetta

LOS ANGELES — A former Navy reservist who was fired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008 has gone on a murderous rampage aimed at police cops and their families, law enforcement officials said Thursday, killing at least three people — including an 11-year veteran of the Riverside Police Department — and setting off a huge manhunt across Southern California.
The police were on high alert in a dragnet that appeared to rattle even a part of the country familiar with sweeping police hunts. Protection teams were dispatched overnight to guard uniformed cops and their families, scores of cops set up lines of defense outside the fortress that is the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, and motorcycle cops were ordered to retreat to the safety of patrol cars.
In Torrance, two women delivering newspapers were shot and wounded by police cops who mistook the Toyota pickup they were driving for the one identified as belonging to the gunman, a gray Nissan. About 12 hours later in San Diego, squads of police cars, in a blaze of red lights and screeching tires, converged on a motel where the suspect was mistakenly thought to be hiding after his wallet was found on a sidewalk.
As night fell, the gray Nissan was found, destroyed by flames, at the side of a dirt road in a snowy, wooded area near Big Bear, a ski resort about 100 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The resort and local schools were closed as soon as the vehicle was discovered.
The suspect was identified as Christopher J. Dorner, 33, who worked for the Police Department from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Dorner posted a rambling and threatening note on his Facebook page, which police referred to as “his manifesto,” complaining of severe depression and pledging to kill cops to avenge his dismissal for filing a false report accusing a colleague of abuse.
In the note, Mr. Dorner said he had struggled to clear his name in court before resorting to violence.
The 6,000-word manifesto was bristling with anger and explicit threats, naming two dozen police cops he intended to kill. Mr. Dorner laid out grievances against a police department that he said remained riddled with racism and corruption, a reference to a chapter of the department’s history that, in the view of many people, was swept aside long ago.
The authorities responded by assigning special security details to protect the people named in the manifesto, and asked the news media not to publish their names.
“I have exhausted all available means at obtaining my name back,” he wrote. “I have attempted all legal court efforts within appeals at the Superior Courts and California Appellate courts. This is my last resort. The LAPD has suppressed the truth and it has now lead to deadly consequences.”
“I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty,” he wrote.
The police said that Mr. Dorner was traveling with multiple weapons, including an assault weapon. On his Facebook page, Mr. Dorner posted a certificate from the Department of the Navy attesting that he had completed a course of training to become an antiterrorism cop at the Center for Security Forces.
“Dorner is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous,” said Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department. “He knows what he’s doing; we trained him. He was also a member of the armed forces. It is extremely worrisome and scary, especially to the police cops involved.”
Mr. Dorner bragged about his lethal skills. “You are aware that I have always been the top shot, highest score, an expert in rifle qualification in every unit I have been on,” he wrote.
The rampage began with a double homicide in Orange County on Sunday. One of the victims, Monica Quan, 28, was the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain who had defended Mr. Dorner in his disciplinary proceedings.
On Wednesday, Chief Beck said, Mr. Dorner tried to hijack a boat in San Diego. Early Thursday morning, police cops assigned to protect an cop named by Mr. Dorner were alerted by a civilian who spotted a man resembling the suspect. As they followed him, Mr. Dorner opened fire as they approached him — grazing one in the head — before he fled, Chief Beck said.
Less than an hour later, the suspect approached two Riverside police cops parked at a traffic light in a patrol car and opened fire, killing one and seriously wounding the second.
“The Riverside cops were cowardly ambushed,” Chief Beck said. “They had no opportunity to fight back, no pre-warning.”
At Big Bear, police officials said they were prepared to search through the night, weather permitting: a winter snowstorm was approaching. Sheriff John McMahon of San Bernardino County said that footprints had been found in the show leading from the abandoned vehicle; he would not say where they led.
Sheriff McMahon said that about 125 law enforcement cops were going door-to-door in the area searching for the suspect, looking for signs of forced entry and making certain that residents there were safe.
The authorities were concerned that the gunman would expand his choice of targets. “This is a vendetta against all Southern California law enforcement, and it should be seen as such,” Chief Beck said
More than a dozen law enforcement agencies across Southern California — from Riverside, east of Los Angeles, down to San Diego — were engaged in the search. Police vehicles crowded the freeways, where electronic signs urged drivers to look out for the suspect’s vehicle.
F.B.I. agents staked out a home in Orange County where neighbors said Mr. Dorner’s mother lived. Neighbors said that they had seen Mr. Dorner on and off after he returned from a two-year deployment in the Middle East in 2006. They all said he was a cordial and approachable neighbor.
“I don’t expect to see him anymore, because I know that this is a hot area for him,” said Ike Gonzalez, who has lived there since 1973.
Mr. Dorner was dismissed after being charged with making false statements about his training cop, who he alleged had kicked a suspect. A review board ultimately found Mr. Dorner guilty. Mr. Dorner sued the department, but both the trial court and an appellate court upheld his termination.
In his online manifesto, Mr. Dorner railed against the cops involved in his hearing. “You destroyed my life and name because of your actions,” he wrote. “Time is up.”
“I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours,” he wrote. “Look your wives/husbands and surviving children directly in the face and tell them the truth as to why your children are dead.”
An earlier version of this article misstated the service status of one of the shooting victims, an cop with the Riverside Police Department. He had been with the department for 11 years, not 14.

The plague of mentally unstable cops: Shooting Suspect’s Racism Allegations Resound for Some
LOS ANGELES — For the Los Angeles Police Department, the allegations of departmental corruption and racism by a former police cop now accused of a revenge-fueled killing rampage are the words of a delusional man, detached from the reality of the huge improvements the force has undergone over the years.
. “These are the rantings of a clearly very sick individual,” William J. Bratton, a former department commissioner, said Friday. “It would be a shame if he was able to rally to his cause people who remember the bad old days of the L.A.P.D.”
Yet for whatever changes the department has undergone since the days when it was notorious as an outpost of rampant racism and corruption, the accusations by the suspect — however disjointed and unhinged — have struck a chord. They are a reminder, many black leaders said, that some problems remain and, no less significant, that memories of abuses and mistreatment remain strong in many parts of this city.
“Our community doesn’t need this,” said the Rev. William D. Smart, the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California. “We don’t need something like this opening old wounds.”
“While there been a lot of improvements, there’s still room for improvement,” he said. “There is still one segment of our community that historically distrusts the police force.”
Indeed, in posts on Facebook and in interviews, some black residents offered at least a partial endorsement of the sentiments expressed by the suspect, Christopher J. Dorner, in a manifesto posted on his Facebook page, even as they made it clear that they did not condone the violence he is accused of. Mr. Dorner, the subject of a manhunt, claimed that racism was a factor in his dismissal from the department in 2008, and that it was as endemic in the force as ever.
“We look at the police differently from the way you look at the police,” said Hodari Sababu, 56, a tour guide who has lived in the South Central section of Los Angeles for 40 years. “In your community, the police is there to protect and serve; in my community, the police are there to harass and to insult and to kill if they get a chance.”
Charles Hutchinson, 72, a tennis coach who lives in Los Angeles, said he believed Mr. Dorner’s story that he had witnessed a fellow cop kick a suspect. Mr. Dorner was dismissed on charges that he had falsified that report.
“These things happen all the time,” he said. “I truthfully think that he was wronged by the Police Department. I think that senior cop kicked that homeless guy, they do that all the time.”
Yet even as he said that, Mr. Hutchinson was quick to add that the situation had improved markedly from the days when William H. Parker III ran a force notorious for profiling and beatings. And no matter the lingering perceptions, the evidence reflects that change.
As Mr. Bratton noted, polls have increasingly shown the department’s image has improved across the board, including among blacks and Latinos. Whites now make up less than one-third of the force, a sharp turnaround from 30 years ago.
“There has been a huge change,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, who wrote a report on departmental abuses, in an e-mail. But, he added, “It would be na├»ve and misguided to say that racism in any institution is entirely a thing of the past.”
Charlie Beck, the police chief, said he did not give any credence to the claims Mr. Dorner made about racism in the department.
“You’re talking about a homicide suspect who has committed atrocious crimes,” he said. “If you want to give any attribution to his ramblings on the Internet, go right ahead. But I do not.”
Mr. Dorner was dismissed on the recommendations of a police board that found he had filed a false report claiming to have witnessed a partner kick a homeless man in the process of an arrest. Mr. Dorner sought without success to have the court overturn his dismissal.
Three witnesses to the arrest said that they had not seen the alleged assault; the father of the homeless person said that his son told him that he had been kicked.
Chief Beck — and Mr. Bratton, who said he had also reviewed the file — said he had no doubt that Mr. Dorner’s dismissal was appropriate.
“That case was thoroughly adjudicated; it was reviewed at multiple levels,” the chief said at a news conference. “In the final analysis, you’ll find Dorner’s statements to be self-serving, and the statements of someone who is thoroughly unhappy with his lot in life.”
Still, in some black neighborhoods, where the case has been followed extremely closely, there was evidence of skepticism about how Mr. Dorner was treated by the department.
“Black people feel like we’ve been targets for so long, we’ve always felt that the L.A.P.D. was corrupt,” said Kim Pace, 45, a bus driver from Carson. “So for us, it’s like, O.K., they pushed him over the edge.”
Mr. Sababu, the tour guide, said the sight of a police cop kicking a suspect was not uncommon in the history of South Central Los Angeles. “Here you have an cop that’s actually standing up for a citizen and saying, ‘That’s wrong, why are you kicking that guy in the face?’ and for his efforts, he’s fired,” he said.
Mr. Bratton expressed concern at the fallout of Mr. Dorner’s statements, suggesting that they might become a rallying cry for the disaffected. “Just look at the Facebook postings around this issue and some of the crazies that come out of the woodwork who are rallying to this guy’s cause,” he said.
Mr. Smart said there had been significant improvements in the Police Department’s standing with minorities over the past decade, even if some problems remained. He expressed concern that the nuances of that situation could be lost.
“While there’s been a lot of improvement, there’s still a need to make better relations,” he said. “Whether or not all these things happened to him or not, this is causing some people — you can see this on Facebook, on the articles online — to say, ‘I told you so.’ ”

The plague of mentally unstable cops: Alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner's rambling manifesto: The most chilling and bizarre statements
 The official military photo of former LAPD cop Christopher Dorner, who is suspected in multiple fatal shootings.
Southern California police are still chasing Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD cop and Navy veteran who allegedly killed a young Orange County couple and a cop in what seems like a violent quest for revenge. Authorities warn that Dorner is well-armed, professionally trained, and extremely dangerous.
 It all started Sunday when Monica Quan, 27, the daughter of retired LAPD Capt. Randal Quan, was found shot dead in a parked car outside her Irvine condo along with her fiance, Keith Lawrence. Quan's father reportedly represented Dorner in the hearings that led to his dismissal. The attacks continued this week when two Riverside motorcycle cops pulled up to a stoplight, where an adjacent vehicle unleashed multiple rifle rounds at them. One cop died and the other is seriously wounded but expected to recover. Dorner is the suspect in both shootings.
 According to a rambling manifesto Dorner posted to Facebook earlier this week, the bloodshed is just beginning. "I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days," he wrote. "You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse."
 So begins the lengthy 11-page rant (read it in its entirety here), which outlines a lifetime of personal grievances from grade school to the LAPD; shout-outs to celebrities and politicians; thoughts on everything from the NRA to Trayvon Martin; and allegations of possible brain damage from playing high school football. Here, a look into the mind of an accused murderer [sic throughout]:
 On the events leading to his dismissal:
 In 8/07 I reported an cop [NAME REDACTED], for kicking a suspect (excessive force) during a Use of Force while I was assigned as a patrol cop at LAPD's Harbor Division. While cuffing the suspect, [REDACTED], [THE COP] kicked the suspect twice in the chest and once in the face. The kick to the face left a visible injury on the left cheek below the eye. Unfortunately after reporting it to supervisors and investigated by PSB [REDACTED], nothing was done. I had broken their supposed "Blue Line". […] In addition to [THE SUSPECT] stating he was kicked, his father [REDACTED], also stated that his son had stated he was kicked by an cop when he was arrested after being released from custody. This was all presented for the department at the BOR hearing. They still found me guilty and terminated me.
 On why he's out for revenge:
 I have exhausted all available means at obtaining my name back. I have attempted all legal court efforts within appeals at the Superior Courts and California Appellate courts. This is my last resort. The LAPD has suppressed the truth and it has now lead to deadly consequences. […]
 I lost my position as a Commanding Cop of a Naval Security Forces reserve unit at NAS Fallon because of the LAPD. I've lost a relationship with my mother and sister because of the LAPD. I've lost a relationship with close friends because of the LAPD. In essence, I've lost everything because the LAPD took my name and new I was INNOCENT!!!

On being a cop killer:
 No one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything I've ever was. As a young police explorer I found my calling in life. But, As a young police cop I found that the violent suspects on the street are not the only people you have to watch.

On his plan for vengeance:
 The Violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason TAC alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty. ISR is my strength and your weakness. You will now live the life of the prey. Your RD's and homes away from work will be my AO and battle space. I will utilize every tool within INT collections that I learned from NMITC in Dam Neck. You have misjudged a sleeping giant.

On Michelle Obama's haircut:
 Off the record, I love your new bangs, Mrs. Obama. A woman whose professional and educational accomplishments are second to none when compared to recent First wives.

On President Obama, whom he didn't vote for:
 Before you start with your argument that you believe I would vote for Obama because he has the same skin color as me, f*** you. I didn't vote in this last election as my choice of candidate, John Huntsman, didn't win the primary candidacy for his party. Mr. President, I haven't agreed with all of your decisions but of course I haven't agreed with all of your predecessors decisions. I think you've done a hell of a job with what you have been dealt and how you have managed it.

On Mitt Romney:
 Romney, stop being a sore loser. You could've exited graciously and still contributed significantly to public service, not now.

On possible brain injury from playing football:
 If possible, I want my brain preserved for science/research to study the effects of severe depression on an individual's brain. Since 6/26/08 when I was relieved of duty and 1/2/09 when I was terminated I have been afflicted with severe depression. I've had two CT scans during my lifetime that are in my medical record at Kaiser Permanente. Both are from concussions resulting from playing football. The first one was in high school, 10/96. The second was in college and occurred in 10/99.

On bullying and race:
 Journalist, I want you to investigate every location I resided in growing up. Find any incidents where I was ever accused of being a bully. You won't, because it doesn't exist. It's not in my DNA. Never was. I was the only black kid in each of my elementary school classes from first grade to seventh grade in junior high and any instances where I was disciplined for fighting was in response to fellow students provoking common childhood schoolyard fights, or calling me a n***** or other derogatory racial names. I grew up in neighborhoods where blacks make up less than 1%. My first recollection of racism was in the first grade at Norwalk Christian elementary school in Norwalk, CA. A fellow student, [REDACTED] if I can recall, called me a n***** on the playground. My response was swift and non-lethal. I struck him fast and hard with a punch an kick. He cried and reported it to a teacher. The teacher reported it to the principal. The principal swatted [REDACTED] for using a derogatory word toward me. He then for some unknown reason swatted me for striking [REDACTED] in response to him calling me a n*****.

On film and TV:
 It's kind of sad I won't be around to view and enjoy The Hangover III. What an awesome trilogy. Todd Phillips, don't make anymore Hangovers after the third, takes away the originality of its foundation. World War Z looks good and The Walking Dead season 3 (second half) looked intriguing. Damn, gonna miss shark week.
 On Joe Biden:
 Mr. Vice President, do your due diligence when formulating a concise and permanent national AWB plan. Future generations of Americans depend on your plan and advisement to the president. I've always been a fan of yours and consider you one of the few genuine and charismatic politicians. Damn, sounds like an oxymoron calling you an honest politician. It's the truth.

On Hillary Clinton:
 You'll make one hell of a president in 2016. Much like your husband, Bill, you will be one of the greatest. Look at Castro in San Antonio as a running mate or possible secretary of state. He's (good people) and I have faith and confidence in him. Look after Bill. He was always my favorite President. Chelsea grew up to be one hell of an attractive woman. No disrespect to her husband.

On New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:
 What can I say? You're the only person I would like to see in the White House in 2016 other than Hillary. You're America's no s*** taking uncle. Do one thing for your wife, kids, and supporters. Start walking at night and eat a little less, not a lot less, just a little. We want to see you around for a long time. Your leadership is greatly needed.

On the NRA:
 Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you're a vile and inhumane piece of s***. You never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children, teachers, and families of Sandy Hook. You deflected any type of blame/responsibility and directed it toward the influence of movies and the media. You are a failure of a human being. May all of your immediate and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you.

On the news media:
 Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite's lead. I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. Cooper, stop nagging and berating your guest, they're your (guest). Mr. Scarborough, we met at McGuire's pub in P-cola in 2002 when I was stationed there. It was an honor conversing with you about politics, family, and life.

On George H.W. Bush:
 The honorable President George H.W. Bush, they never give you enough credit for your successful Presidency. You were always one of my favorite Presidents (2nd favorite). I hope your health improves greatly. You are the epitome of an American and service to country.

On Gen. David Petraeus:
 General Petraeus, you made a mistake that the majority of men make once, twice, or unfortunately many times in a lifetime. You are human. You thought with your penis. It's okay.I personally believe you should have never resigned and told your critics to shove it. You only answer to two people regarding the affair, your wife and children, period. I hope you return to government service to your country as it is visibly in your DNA.

On Ellen DeGeneres:
 Ellen Degeneres, continue your excellent contribution to entertaining America and bringing the human factor to entertainment. You changed the perception of your gay community and how we as Americans view the LGBT community. I congratulate you on your success and opening my eyes as a young adult, and my generation to the fact that you are know different from us other than who you choose to love.

On Tim Tebow:
 Tebow, I really wanted to see you take charge of an offense again and the game. You are not a good QB by todays standards, but you are a great football player who knows how to lead a team and WIN. You will be "Tebowing" when you reach your next team. I have faith in you. Get out of that circus they call the Jets.

On Anthony Bourdain:
 Anthony Bourdain, you're a modern renaissance man who epitomizes the saying "too cool for school".

On comedy:
 Larry David, Kevin Hart, the late Patrice Oneal, Lisa Lampanelli, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Dave Chapelle, Jon Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Dennis Miller, and Jeff Ross are pure geniuses. I'm a big fan of all of your work. As a child my mom caught me watching Def Jam comedy at midnight when I should have been asleep. Instead of scolding me, the next night she let me stay up late and watch George Carlin, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor comedy specials with her for hours. My sides were sore for days.

On Anonymous:
 Anonymous, you are hated, vilified, and considered an enemy to the state. I personally view you as a culture and a necessity that brings truth to a cloaked world. Forge ahead!

On George Zimmerman:
 If you continuously followed me while I was walking at dusk/night I would confront you as well. Too bad Trayvon didn't smash your skull completely open, Zim.