“Out of the Mouths of Babes”

 “Because I have the right to.”

 Suddenly We’re Not So Afraid

For the Future of America

I’m just sorry it took us this long to uncover this YouTube video of a Las Vegas Metro Police officer and a 12-year-old boy named Jeremy Drew  who outed him for the coward he is.

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Where We Learn When Being Rear-ended Is Your Fault

The Question Remains;

How Many Metro Officers Abusing Authority

Before We Kill The “Few Bad Apples” Conceit?

On February 16th, 2013, JohnPaul Rosario was riding his motorcycle to work at the Planet Hollywood when he was hit from behind by another vehicle. The Nevada Revised Statutes are very clear on the matter:

NRS 484B.127  Following too closely.

1.The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.

Describing the contact as a mere “love tap,” Rosario expected, as most of us would, an expression of concern from the offending driver. A simple, “Are you okay,” would be the response of most civilized individuals.

Unfortunately for Rosario, that wasn’t the way one would describe the other motorist. The most accurate description? He was one of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s finest.

Is anyone surprised at this officer’s behavior? In a culture supportive of perjury, whose officers feel free to disobey orders and endanger innocent drivers and where shooting unarmed citizens in the back is just part of the job, should we be shocked when an officer threatens to falsely accuse someone of a crime in order to get out of a minor finder bender?

Rosario has been promised an investigation is being conducted, but as of today, Metro can’t even identify the officer.

America Under Fire

Sunday’s Hotlinks:

Cops think killing people is something to JOKE ABOUT.

Despite repeated signs that it is not illegal, Police continue to threaten, accost and arrest people for videotaping them.

A police stop on the drive home from a  “Star Trek” convention in St. Louis prompts Radley Balko to look

When K-9's Alert--Odds are NO DRUGS

at asset forfeiture laws, the ineffectiveness off police dogs and the difficulty we have firing bad cops.

When police respond to a medical emergency to find the man is doing well. So they kill him.

Portland, OR police captain who brought  “discredit and disgrace upon the bureau and the city”  when he publicly honored Nazi Soldiers will provide leadership training.

New York Jury refuses to convict a NYPD officer who admitted to sexually assaulting and sodomizing a school teacher on rape charge.

Fiscal Affairs Committee Approves Crooks Settlement

$100,000 settlement approved

Still no charges filed

Rogue officer wants job back

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs unanimously approved the $100,000 settlement with Mitchell Crooks to end his federal civil rights lawsuit. Crooks, who was legally filming a police arrest in his neighborhood when former officer Derick Colling demanded he stop filming and then beat and arrested hum, when he refused. Crooks camera continued to roll, capturing the entire confrontation.

The video was posted on the internet forcing Metro to launch an internal investigation which concluded that Colling, a six-year veteran, violated several unspecified department policies.

Colling was fired in December 2011, but was hired by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office in Montana as a corrections officer shortly after being terminated by the LVMPD. His recent promotion to deputy was defended by Albany County Sheriff Dave O’Malley, who admits he has made it a point not to watch the video of Colling assaulting Crooks.