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    Outrageous.

    Parents furious after unannounced shooter drill at Polk middle school

    Police say they are changing their policy following an active shooter drill at middle school that frightened students and parents who weren't notified ahead of time.

    Lauren Marionneaux, a seventh-grade student at Jewett Middle Academy, said it was about 9 a.m. Thursday when the principal announced the school was going on lockdown.

    Students huddled into classrooms waiting for further instructions. Instead, they started hearing voices in the hallway.

    "A lot of people started getting scared because we thought it was a real drill," Lauren said. "We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us."

    Two police officers burst into Lauren's classroom with their guns drawn -- one carrying, what Winter Haven police said, was an AR-15 rifle. Lauren was so scared she texted her mother, Stacy Ray.

    "I'm panicking because I'm thinking that it's a legitimate shooter is coming, that something bad is happening at the school," said Ray, who also received frightened text messages from her other children, including one that read, “I thought he was going to shoot me.”
    If any of those poor kids suffer physical or mental health issues as a result of this I hope they sue the hell out the police department and school district.
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    Nothing to see here, folks!
    These decorated officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing.


    Lollie Sues Cops, City For St. Paul Skyway Arrest � CBS Minnesota
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    The guy was clearly asking for it with his aggressive behavior, the way he was dressed, and his black skin. He's lucky the officers didn't just put him down. Those officers deserve medals for their incredible patience in dealing with that menace to society.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    What would they have done if he were inside the building, shot him?

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    Ferguson Corrections Officer rapes an inmate (DNA evidence).
    She was arrested for driving with an expired license and giving a false name.

    Ferguson corrections officer accused of sex with inmate
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    I've had this ice cream bar, since I was a child!

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    #notallcops

    How Police Unions and Arbitrators Keep Abusive Cops on the Street

    When Frank Serpico, the most famous police whistleblower of his generation, reflected on years of law-enforcement corruption in the New York Police Department, he assigned substantial blame to a commissioner who failed to hold rank-and-file cops accountable. That's the classic template for police abuse: misbehaving cops are spared punishment by colleagues and bosses who cover for them.

    There are, of course, police officers who are fired for egregious misbehavior by commanding officers who decide that a given abuse makes them unfit for a badge and gun. Yet all over the U.S., police unions help many of those cops to get their jobs back, often via secretive appeals geared to protect labor rights rather than public safety. Cops deemed unqualified by their own bosses are put back on the streets. Their colleagues get the message that police all but impervious to termination.


    That isn't to say that every officer who is fired deserves it, or that every reinstated cop represents a miscarriage of justice. In theory, due process before a neutral arbiter could even protect blue whistleblowers from wrongful termination. But in practice, too many cops who needlessly kill people, use excessive force, or otherwise abuse their authority are getting reprieves from termination.

    * * *

    Let's begin in Oakland, California, where the San Jose Mercury News reports that "of the last 15 arbitration cases in which officers have appealed punishments, those punishments have been revoked in seven cases and reduced in five others."

    Hector Jimenez is one Oakland policeman who was fired and reinstated. In 2007, he shot and killed an unarmed 20-year-old man. Just seven months later, he killed another unarmed man, shooting him three times in the back as he ran away. Oakland paid a $650,000 settlement to the dead man's family in a lawsuit and fired Jimenez, who appealed through his police union. Despite killing two unarmed men and costing taxpayers all that money, he was reinstated and given back pay.
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    Per the article above this guy was fired and then reinstated with his previous rank after an appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyyukon View Post
    The Portland PD need all the good pr they can get.

    U.S. v. City of Portland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    September 17, 2006 - James Chasse is beaten to death by police officers.[13] October 18, 2006 - Grand jury brings no indictment against Chasse officers.[14]
    January 30, 2009 - Chief of Police Rosie Sizer tells media the investigations, 'is going through the process, and I do not think it will take too much longer.'[15]
    August 2009 - Three years after the death of James Chasse, mental health advocates call for release of investigation.[16]
    November 27, 2009 - Portland Police Association supporters march on City Hall.[17]
    January 29, 2010 - Aaron Campbell is shot in the back during routine welfare check by Portland Police Bureau officer Ronald Frashour.[18] On February 11, the grand jury brings no indictment to Campbell officer.[19] On February 17, Jesse Jackson calls for a Department of Justice investigation of the death of Aaron Campbell.[20]
    March 22, 2010 - Jack Dale Collins, a person with a diagnosis of mental illness, is shot and killed by a Portland police officer.[21]
    May 12, 2010 - Keaton Otis, a person with a diagnosis of a mental illness, is shot and killed by Portland Police officers during a routine traffic stop. On May 28, a grand jury brings no indictment to Otis officers.[22]
    May 12, 2010 - Portland Mayor Sam Adams fires Police Chief Rosie Sizer.[23]
    December 17, 2010 - Darryel Ferguson, a person with a diagnosis of mental illness, is shot and killed by two Portland police officers. On December 30, a grand jury brings no indictment to Ferguson officers.[24]
    January 2, 2011 - Thomas Higginbotham, a person with a diagnosis of mental illness, is shot and killed by two Portland police officers.[25] On January 28, a grand jury brings no indictment to Higginbotham officers.[26]
    June 8, 2011 - Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E. Perez announced a federal investigation into whether the Portland police engage in a "pattern or practice" of civil rights violations, particularly against people with mental illness, relating to officers' use of force, and charged the Civil Rights Divisions Special Litigation section to conduct the review with the U.S. attorney's office.[27]
    June 30, 2011 - William Monroe, a person with a diagnosis of mental illness, is shot from behind by Portland Police officer Dane Reister. Reister claimed he intended to shoot Monroe with an orange less-lethal "bean-bag" rifle. On November 11, 2011 Reister was the first Portland police officer indicted for use-of-force since the early 1960s. The city settled out of court with Monroe for $2.3 million in April 2012. Reister plead not guilty on June 30, 2012, and was fired from the force on October 16, 2013.[28]
    January 25, 2012 - Bradley Morgan, a person with a diagnosis of mental illness, is shot and killed by Portland Police officer David Scott, and Sgt. John Holbrook. They were drawn to Morgan's position high atop a downtown parking structure because of his call to a suicide hotline. Officers claimed Morgan pointed a gun, later found to be a toy, at them. On February 15, 2012, a grand jury finds no cause to indict the officers. In January 2014, Morgan's family filed a Federal suit against the city for $3 million.[29]
    July 28, 2012 - Billy Wayne Simms, a person with a diagnosis of mental illness, is shot six times and killed by Portland Police officer Justin Clary with an AR-15. Clary stated he believed Simms was reaching for a gun, and a 22-caliber handgun was found. Simms had also swallowed a bullet earlier in the day. On August 12, 2012, a grand jury finds no cause to indict Clary.[30]
    September 13, 2012 - Perez announced reported problems with Portland Police Bureau's policies, training and supervision, including a pattern and practice of harming people with mental illness, including excessive use of Tasers.[31] Both parties release a preliminary agreement.[32]
    October 26, 2012 - The parties in U.S. v City of Portland announce a settlement agreement of 187 items[33] to be resolved over five years.[34] Activists denounce the agreement as insufficient and unfair.
    November 14, 2012 - Portland City Council approve the settlement agreement in U.S. v City of Portland.[35]
    November 28, 2012 - Portland City Council extends a tax on land-line phone service providers to cover the costs of police reforms stemming from the settlement of U.S. v City of Portland. Estimated value of the tax is $3–$5 million per year.[36]
    February 17, 2013 - Merle Hatch, a person with a diagnosis of mental illness and a long history of drug addiction, is shot six times and killed by Portland Police Sgt. Nathan Voeller and officers Andrew Hearst and Royce Curtiss after he charged them in a hospital parking lot. Hatch had tried to access the hospital for psychiatric care. He was a Federal fugitive at the time of his death. On March 20, 2013, a grand jury finds no cause to indict the three officers.[37]
    March 4, 2013 - Santiago Cisneros III, a veteran with a diagnosis of mental illness, is shot and killed by Portland Police Officers Michele Boer and Bradley J. Kula after he ambushed them in a parking lot. A grand jury finds no criminal wrongdoing by police.[38]
    November 6, 2013 - Parties and amici agree on final settlement of U.S. v City of Portland. Parties and amici agree to not oppose the settlement.[39]
    February 18, 2014 - Judge Michael Simon holds a two day "fairness hearing" inviting community members to answer if the settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate. Most say it is not.[40]
    March 12, 2014 - Kelly Swoboda, a fugitive with a diagnosis of mental illness and drug addiction, is shot and killed by Portland Police Officers John Romero. Swoboda had a long criminal history and was wanted for kidnapping. On April 7, 2013, a grand jury found no cause to indict Romero, who was wounded.[41]
    June 12, 2014 - Nick Davis, a person with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, is shot and killed by Portland Police officer Robert Brown. Davis was 23 and homeless. Brown claimed Davis attacked him with a crowbar. On July 12, 2014, a grand jury found no cause to indict Brown.[42]
    August 29, 2014 - Judge Simon accepts the settlement of U.S. v City of Portland but requires annual progress reports starting September 2015.[43]
    September 14, 2014 - The final three COCL candidates, led by Daniel Ward, John Campbell and Dennis Rosenbaum, make a public presentation.[44]
    October 17, 2014 - City Council led by Mayor Charlie Hales vote to appeal Judge Simon's requirement of annual progress reports.[45]
    November 7, 2014 - Mayor Hales and City Council select the Dennis Rosenbaum Group, the weakest and least-favored candidate, to be the monitor of U.S. v City of Portland.
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