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F.B.I. Director Once Again Blames People Monitoring Police For Police Misconduct

The F.B.I. director, James Comey, has drawn criticism for his remarks about the tactics used by the police. Credit T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times

James Comey continues to cling to “Ferguson Effect” false narrative to rationalize improper policing while fellow officers denounce the claim as unproven and divisive The director of the F.B.I. once again referenced the controversial “Ferguson Effect” Wednesday, saying that he believed “less aggressive policing was driving an alarming spike in …

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Businessman Hamlet Peralta Arrested In $12 Mil Ponzi Scheme Connected To The Ongoing NYPD Corruption Scandal

(Source: Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News)

FBI agents arrested former Manhattan restaurant owner Hamlet Peralta on Thursday for allegedly masterminding a Ponzi scheme which defrauded 12 investors in his company of more than $12 million.  The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Peralta is now the third businessman linked to an FBI probe into corruption within …

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Second-In-Command Paul Tanaka Found Guilty In L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Corruption Scandal For Obstructing Justice In Fed. Probe Of Brutality Against Inmates

Former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka at the Los Angeles Times on April 25, 2013. (Los Angeles Times)

On Wednesday Paul Tanaka, 57, once the second-in-command of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. He is the highest-ranking Sheriff’s Department official to have stood trial after nine other department officials have already pleaded guilty or been convicted of corruption in …

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Missouri Ex-Cop Indicted In Federal Charges Of Sexually Abusing 4 Women, Luring A Minor Into Prostitution

Marty L. Rainey (Photo: Dave Marner/Gasconade County Republican)

A former sheriff’s deputy in eastern Missouri has been indicted on federal charges and will stand trial for sexually abusing four women, civil rights violations, and enticing a minor into prostitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis announced Friday.  Marty Rainey, 52, could be facing life in prison. The …

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Shots Fired Outside Of Corrupt Tennessee Sheriff’s Home, His Immediate Reaction: ‘Beyonce’s Video’ Made Him A Target

Sheriff Robert Arnold (Photo: WKRN)

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told the press Tuesday that he suspects Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and “Formation” music video may have led to a shooting outside his Murfreesboro, Tennessee home.  The officer reported hearing eight gunshots outside of his house Monday around 9 PM.  He yelled for his wife and two young …

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Feds Raid Georgia Prisons, FBI Arrests 46 Georgia Correctional Officers In Massive Drug Trafficking Operation

(Credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP)

Federal law enforcement officials have reported the arrest of 46 correctional officers, both current and former, in nine Georgia prisons. The arrests were the result of a two-year undercover sting operation which originally focused on smuggling cell phones.  The FBI had been alerted to the fact that guards were acquiring …

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Former SLC Mayor Sues Bush Admin. Officials Over Surveillance of 2002 Olympics

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Via Democracy Now: Rocky Anderson, former mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, has filed a lawsuit over government surveillance of phone, text and email communications that the Bush administration allegedly conducted during the 2002 Winter Olympics. He argues they put a “surveillance cone” over a broad geographic area and violated …

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Suffolk County alleged of widespread corruption after arrest of police chief and hate crimes trial for sergeant

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In mid-December the FBI arrested former police chief James Burke of Suffolk County, NY shortly after his resignation.  He is being held without bond while his abuses of power are investigated; they range from civil rights violations for torturing a prisoner to conspiracy charges.  Before Burke is tried, retired sergeant Scott …

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