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40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« on: April 26, 2018, 07:20:11 am »
40 Years Later... An Arrest

By Faith Karimi

Thursday  April 26, 2018



(CNN) - For decades, a masked gunman nicknamed the Golden State Killer roamed through communities in California, raping dozens of women in a campaign of terror that left 12 people dead.

The suspect allegedly killed 12 people and committed at least 50 rapes in 10 counties in California, police said. Some of the alleged crimes overlapped with his time as a police officer in Auburn, California, authorities said.

From 1973, he was a police officer in Exeter and Auburn. He was fired six years later for shoplifting a can of dog repellent and a hammer from a drugstore, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said.



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Does anyone else really believe this M/Fer is the only murderer and sex offender to become a police officer???

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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 11:39:40 am »
horrible.  Now that Cosby stands convicted, I hope this guy is convicted as well.  (Yes, one case technically has nothing to do with the other, but anyway....)
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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 12:23:32 pm »
horrible.  Now that Cosby stands convicted, I hope this guy is convicted as well.  (Yes, one case technically has nothing to do with the other, but anyway....)


The worse part is that cosby has to register as a convicted sex offender.

That means anywhere he resides, everyone will know where he is at all times.
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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 09:30:17 pm »
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Alabama Governor Bans Sheriffs From Taking Funds Meant For Prisoners' Meals
by Shannon Van Sant


Alabama's governor has moved to ban jail food funds from lining sheriffs' pockets. Previously sheriffs could keep for themselves any excess money after they had paid for prisoners' meals.

On Tuesday Gov. Kay Ivey ordered that the money no longer go to "sheriffs personally."

Instead any excess will go to a county general fund or an account established for the sheriff's official use.

"Public funds should be used for public purposes," Ms. Ivey, a Republican, said in a statement. "It's that simple."



In 2009,  a federal judge held Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett in contempt of court for failing to feed inmates properly.

He made $212,000 over three years in excess food funds. The New York Times reported:

"At the time, the sheriff had retained more than $200,000, while the breakfast that Morgan County was serving to prisoners was sometimes no more than a slice of toast, part of an egg and several spoonfuls of grits. At one point, prisoners were fed corn dogs at every meal for about three months, after two area sheriffs had bought a truckload of sausages at a bargain price."





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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 07:43:28 pm »
This thread could be called Krooked Kops Kaught!

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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 02:46:52 pm »
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Former police chief arrested on drug charge in South Carolina

by Associated Press


COLUMBIA, S.C. — A former police chief of one of South Carolina’s largest cities faces a drug charge after authorities found a fugitive in his home.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says deputies found methamphetamine in former Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott’s bedroom Tuesday as they arrested a man who failed to appear in court on a drug charge.

The 49-year-old Scott was Columbia’s police chief for less than three years before resigning in April 2013.

The sheriff said at a news conference he is “mad, sad and very disappointed.”   


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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 02:49:36 pm »
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SLED: Upstate magistrate arrested after deputies discovered marijuana grow operation

by John Randall

ABBEVILLE, S.C. - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (aka SLED) said a Laurens county official and another man were arrested in connection with a marijuana operation in the Donald's community of Abbeville County.

Guess who it was?

Mareno Cyrus Foggie, who is a Laurens County Magistrate (read: judge), and Jonathan O'Neal Grant were each charged with manufacturing marijuana. 

 


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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2018, 07:35:10 am »
Thursday, July 19th 2018

Nick Fury Kills Stillwater Prison guard

by Liz Sawyer and Paul Walsh




An inmate serving time for homicide killed a corrections officer Wednesday afternoon in Stillwater prison, marking the first such death of an on-duty Minnesota prison guard.







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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 02:34:14 am »
"Alright, here's my two cents..."

Friday, July 27th 2018

Georgia officers fired after probe reveals coin-toss determined arrest

by Farnoush Amiri and Ethan Sacks and Kerry Sanders



Two Georgia police officers were terminated on Thursday after an investigation into bodycam footage showed them using a coin-toss app to determine the arrest of a woman during a traffic stop in April.

In the termination letter, Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant said that both officers had, "engaged in conduct on or off duty which adversely affects the efficiency of the department and has a tendency to destroy public respect for the employee or the department.

"Grant's letter also noted that the officers had violated two of the department's human resources policies by failing to perform at an "acceptable level."

"This isn't a police procedure, to bring a coin flip — whether it's an app or an actual coin toss — that's not part of that decision making to decide to take someone's freedom," Grant said.







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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 06:11:50 am »
Monday July 30th, 2018

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald's Monopoly Game and Stole Million$
by Jeff Maysh


On August 3, 2001, a McDonald’s film crew arrived in the bustling beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island. They carried their cameras and a giant cashier’s check to a row of townhouses, and knocked on the door of Michael Hoover.

The 56-year-old bachelor had called a McDonald’s hotline to say he’d won their Monopoly competition.

Since 1987, McDonald’s customers had feverishly collected Monopoly game pieces attached to drink cups, french fry packets and advertising inserts in magazines.

By completing groups of properties like Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues, players won cash or a Sega Game Gear, while “Instant Win” game pieces scored a free Filet-O-Fish or a Jamaican vacation.

But Hoover, a casino pit boss who had recently filed for bankruptcy, claimed he’d won the grand prize–$1 million dollars.

Like winning the Powerball, the odds of Hoover’s win were 1 in 250 million.

There were two ways to win the Monopoly grand prize: find the “Instant Win” game piece like Hoover, or match Park Place with the elusive Boardwalk to choose between a heavily-taxed lump sum or $50,000 checks every year for 20 years.

Just like the Monopoly board game, which was invented as a warning about the destructive nature of greed, players traded game pieces to win, or outbid each other on eBay. Armed robbers even held up restaurants demanding Monopoly tickets.

 “Don’t go to jail! Go to McDonald’s and play Monopoly for real!” cried Rich Uncle Pennybags, the game’s mustachioed mascot, on TV commercials that sent customers flocking to buy more food.

Monopoly quickly became the company’s most lucrative marketing device since the Happy Meal.

Inside Hoover’s home, Amy Murray, a loyal McDonald’s spokesperson, encouraged him to tell the camera about the luckiest moment of his life.

Nervously clutching his massive check, Hoover said he’d fallen asleep on the beach. When he bent over to wash off the sand, his People magazine fell into the sea.

He bought another copy from a grocery store, he said, and inside was an advertising insert with the “Instant Win” game piece.

The camera crew listened patiently to his rambling story, silently recognizing the inconsequential details found in stories told by liars.

They suspected that Hoover was not a lucky winner, but part of a major criminal conspiracy to defraud the fast food chain of millions of dollars. The two men behind the camera were not from McDonald’s. They were undercover agents from the FBI.

This was a McSting.

At the FBI’s Jacksonville Field Office in Florida, Special Agent Richard Dent added the Hoover videotape to his growing pile of evidence.

Sandy-haired and highly-organized, Dent was a 13-year veteran of the Bureau, who spent his days investigating public corruption and bank fraud.

But in the last 12 months his desk had filled with fast food paraphernalia.

Leaflets for “Pick Your Prize Monopoly” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” described McDonald’s games played in 14 countries.

He read small print that revealed how the odds were stacked against the customer: McDonald’s makes one piece from each set of properties extremely rare, so while thousands have three of the four railroads, the odds of pulling the Short Line Railroad—and winning a PT Cruiser—were 1 in 150 million.

Dent’s investigation had started in 2000, when a mysterious informant called the FBI and claimed that McDonald’s games had been rigged by an insider known as “Uncle Jerry.”

The person revealed that “winners” paid Uncle Jerry for stolen game pieces in various ways.

The $1 million winners, for example, passed the first $50,000 installment to Uncle Jerry in cash.

Sometimes Uncle Jerry would demand cash up front, requiring winners to mortgage their homes to come up with the money.

According to the informant, members of one close-knit family in Jacksonville had claimed three $1 million dollar prizes and a Dodge Viper.

When Dent alerted the McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, executives were deeply concerned.

The company’s top lawyers pledged to help the FBI, and faxed Dent a list of past winners.

They explained that their game pieces were produced by a Los Angeles company, Simon Marketing, and printed by Dittler Brothers in Oakwood, Georgia, a firm trusted with printing U.S. mail stamps and lotto scratch-offs.

The person in charge of the game pieces was Simon’s director of security, Jerry Jacobson.

Dent thought he had found his man.

But after installing a wiretap on Jacobson’s phone, he realized that his tip had led to a super-sized conspiracy. Jacobson was the head of a sprawling network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, convicts, drug traffickers, and even a family of Mormons, who had falsely claimed more than $24 million in cash and prizes.

But who among them had betrayed Jacobson, and why? Dent knew agents had to move carefully.

If they apprehended a “winner” too soon, he or she might alert other members of the conspiracy who would destroy evidence, or flee.

With the scheme still in full-swing, the FBI needed to team up with McDonald’s to catch Uncle Jerry and his crew red-handed.



Find out how they did it.












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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 03:14:55 am »
Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Safeway calls police on black woman giving food to homeless man
by Avery Anapol





Employees at a Bay Area Safeway called the police on a woman and accused her of shoplifting.

The woman, Erika Martin, was giving food to a homeless man outside of the store, never stepping foot inside the Safeway, according to San Francisco CBS-affiliate KPIX.

Martin told the news outlet that she thinks the employees called the cops on her because she is black.

"Racism still exists," she said.

Martin said she often spends time making care packages for homeless people in the area, and has given to the man outside the Safeway in the past.

On the Sunday evening in question, she was giving him food for his dog when multiple officers approached her.

"The police just blocks me in. I'm like, 'what's going on?" she told KPIX. "Then [the officer] was like, 'Well, we were called here because you fit the description of someone taking items out of Safeway and bringing it back to your car.'"


Martin said that her son, who had gone into the store to see if the deli was offering cookie samples, was "crying because he thought they were there to arrest him."

Martin told KPIX that Safeway employees suspected her of conspiring with a black man and a group of kids to shoplift and bring items to her car.

A Safeway spokesperson told KPIX that employees called the police because they spotted a man who had shoplifted in the past, and were looking into why Martin was apprehended.

"I blame the Safeway employees and for them to do something like that to me is just hurtful and shameful," Martin said. "I am not going back to that Safeway ever."

A store manager apologized and told Martin that she would receive a call from the company's corporate officials, but she said that she has not yet received a call.









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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 03:28:19 am »
Thursday, August, 2nd 2018


‘Let him get a little chilly’: Police kept a 13-year-old in a freezing car to get him to confess

by Cleve Wootson







The 13-year-old was wearing dark clothes covered in dirt and stiffened by ice on a freezing night in January.

He was joyriding in a golf cart on a Georgia state highway — and the stories he told the officers who stopped him weren’t adding up.

The golf cart was his mom’s, he said. She let him borrow it after he promised to be careful.

Then, he said, his mom was on a date, and he had grabbed a golf cart from the apartment complex where she worked.

Then he claimed he got the vehicle from a “science school,” whose name had slipped his memory.

That wasn’t the only detail that was foggy.

He claimed he didn’t remember his mom’s phone number or name or address and was even sketchy on the year she was born.

It was either in “2000-and-something,” or in 1896, he told increasingly frustrated Roswell, Ga., police officers.

“Every 10 minutes, you tell me a different story, and I don’t know what’s going on right now,” Officer C. Dickerson told the boy on police body-camera footage after the boy told her he didn’t want to go to jail.

The body-camera footage, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was released this week. “Are you who you say you are? You have no identification on you. Are you really 13 years old?”

Their worry morphed into frustration at the boy’s inconsistent answers.

Dickerson searched him for weapons, slapped handcuffs on his wrists and placed him into the back of her patrol cruiser.

Several officers then tried to figure out their graveyard-shift conundrum.

They didn’t think this early-morning joyride merited a trip to a juvenile detention center, but they couldn’t exactly let the teen hop in the golf cart and drive away.

Finding the teen’s parents was crucial, but they had no leverage to make him fess up.

“He’s just lying,” one officer said of the boy. “He’s not going to tell you the truth. He hasn’t told you the truth since he met you.”

Then Sgt. Daniel Elzey voiced an idea that would land the Roswell, Ga., police department in the middle of its third national-headline-grabbing police misconduct scandal of 2018.











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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 06:56:54 am »
Wednesday, August 8 2018

11-Year-Old Girl Shot With Taser for Shoplifting

by Ewan Palmer


Cincinnati Police have launched a review after one of its officers used a Taser against an 11-year-old girl accused of shoplifting from a grocery store.

The officer, who was working as an off-duty detail at the store, shot the child in the back after responding to reports that several female juveniles were allegedly stealing items from the Kennard Avenue Kroger .

The child was treated at the scene and then taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for evaluation. She was later arrested on suspicion of theft and obstructing official business and released back to her parent’s custody.




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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2018, 05:20:10 am »
Friday, 31st August 2018

Man freed from prison in doppelganger case petitions Kansas for more than $1 million

By Tony Rizzo and Kaitlyn Schwers


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man freed from prison last year after serving 17 years for a Johnson County robbery committed by his look-alike is petitioning the state of Kansas for compensation.

Richard Anthony Jones filed a petition Wednesday in Johnson County District Court, where a judge last year ordered his release from prison.

"Mr. Jones now asks this court to officially recognize his innocence, so that he may close this painful chapter of his life and obtain the clean slate and financial support that the Legislature intended for wrongfully convicted persons," his lawyers wrote in a court filing seeking an official declaration of innocence.

The legal action asks that Jones be awarded $65,000 for each year of his incarceration for a total of $1,117,466.

It also requests compensation for attorney's fees and costs.

"This compensation is relatively small given the unfathomable hardship of seventeen years of wrongful imprisonment," the petition says.

It also seeks additional compensation for tuition, housing assistance and counseling.

Jones, now 42, was convicted of robbing a woman in the parking lot of a Roeland Park Walmart in 1999.

At trial, prosecutors based their case on eyewitness identifications of Jones.

Jones presented alibi witnesses who testified he was with them on the day of the crime.

But a jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to 19 years in prison. The conviction was upheld on appeal.

It was only after Jones had been in prison for years that he learned from other inmates that he had a doppelganger - there was another man who looked uncannily like him.

His attorneys were able to identify that man.

They also found that the other man had the same first name as Jones and lived near the area where the crime occurred, while Jones lived across the state line in Kansas City.

At a June 2017 court hearing, the attorneys presented testimony from witnesses, including the robbery victim, who testified that looking at pictures of the two men together, they could no longer say if Jones was the robber.

After the hearing, Johnson County District Judge Kevin Moriarty threw out the conviction and ordered Jones' release from prison.

Moriarty ruled that, based on the new evidence, no jury would find Jones guilty. Johnson County prosecutors announced they would not refile the charges.

Jones' lawyers say that he meets all the requirements under Kansas law to be awarded compensation for being the victim of a wrongful conviction.

"It is hard to imagine how Mr. Jones can truly get a fresh start without the assistance sought, having lost so many years behind bars when he could have been getting an education, developing his skills, and pursuing and rising within his chosen profession," the lawyers wrote.

The petition is pending in Johnson County District Court.







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Re: 40 YEARS LATER... AN ARREST
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2018, 04:18:07 pm »
Sunday, 16th September 2018

US Border Patrol agent arrested in 4 deaths described as serial killer
by Ed Lavandera, Amir Vera, Simon Romero, and Manny Fernandez


A US Border Patrol agent who authorities are calling a serial killer was arrested Saturday in the deaths of four people after a would-be fifth victim narrowly escaped harm and alerted a police officer.

Juan David Ortiz, 35, confessed to killing four people between September 3 and September 15, according to a criminal complaint filed in Webb County, Texas.

Ortiz was charged with four murder charges and one unlawful restraint with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Webb County District Attorney Isidro R. “Chilo” Alaniz.

The bodies of four victims were found over the past two weeks, sheriff’s spokesman Eduardo Chapa told CNN. Chapa said investigators are not ruling out the possibility of more victims.
An affidavit originally described the victims as three women and one man but the sheriff’s office later said that the victim identified as male was a transgender woman.

The victims were shot in the head, according to the affidavit.

All of the victims worked as prostitutes, authorities told CNN.

“He was profiling certain kinds of victims,” Alaniz said, adding “the suspect was hunting for his victims.”

The prosecutor says he feels comfortable describing Ortiz as a serial killer.




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