Waukesha SWAT Sgt. Accused of Murder Threats

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Photo Waukesha WI Police Sgt. Gregg Satula (Credit Waukesha PD)

By Tim @wkshacopblock – MilwaukeeCitizenPress

In the latest incident to come to light in what would generously be called an incompetent police department, Waukesha PD’s SWAT Sgt. Gregg Satula is accused of showing up at the home of his wife’s lover, armed and holding his holstered gun, threatening to kill the man and his own wife. The PD’s cover-up machine apparently took effect within minutes of a 911 hang up call and continues to this day.

According to an anonymous source familiar with the incident:

Gregg Satula showed up off duty at Todd Kraine’s (name changed) house to confront him about an affair with his (now ex) wife Waukesha PD officer Jessica Satula-Trucksa. Satula pulled his green Prius down the street from Todd’s house and Todd called 911.  He was startled by Satula approaching his house and hung up the 911 call. Satula then approached Todd’s front door while holding a holstered silver .38 special with approximately a 2″ barrel and a laser sight while yelling and demanding entry into the home. Todd grabbed his own 9mm for protection. Satula was yelling and stated something along the lines of, “I’m on the Tactical Team and I can put a bullet in your and my wife’s head.”

The 911 hang up call was plotted by cell tower to Todd’s address and WPD officer Michelle Enderle was dispatched. She saw (her current direct supervisor) Satula standing at the door and was told it was taken care of and not to include his name on the report. Enderle falsely entered info into the WI State CAD system stating she made no contact. Satula filed for divorce the next day.

Months later, Todd contacted Deputy Chief Dennis Angle to file a complaint about the incident by phone and requested documentation. Dennis Angle refused to document this incident as noted below.

Here’s the email exchange from 8 months after the incident after Todd tried to file a verbal complaint.

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4/15/13 Todd wrote to Deputy Chief Dennis Angle:

Dear Mr. Angle: I spoke with you about a month ago with my concerns over Sgt. Satula and officer Trucksa. I would like to get a copy of that report for my court case. Is this something I can procure via email or pick up in person at the station? Please advise.

4/16/13 Dennis Angle responds:

Mr. Kraines, I did not leave a report based on our conversation.

4/16/13 Todd writes:

Mr. Angle, I thought I stated that I wanted those incidents documented? Perhaps there was a misunderstanding?

4/16/13 Deputy Chief Angle writes:

There was no misunderstanding when I spoke to you. We spoke about the computer aided dispatch call (CAD) that documented your call to the police department. That document is attached to this e-mail. However I did not, nor plan to, draft any report documenting our conversation.

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Now let’s just look at the individuals involved. I’ve personally had experience with Satula while I was trying to file a complaint against Officer Katrina Frey who illegally detained me for filming which was unsubstantiated. He is also apparently was a member of what I refer to as the “Beat and Delete” club which is a group of Waukesha cops involved in the deliberate destruction of a critical dash cam video showing excessive force. The group was admonished by Judge Stilling for deleting Officer Ryan Lafavor et al’s dash cam video of Mark Schroeder being beaten. She stated it was deleted in “Bad Faith.”  Obviously Satula’s in deep and under the assumption anything will fly.

Deputy Chief Dennis Angle is personally named in the above described “Beat and Delete” Federal Lawsuit pertaining to La Favor‘s beating. Angle once described to me how sometimes officers have to make up their best guess as to what happen then write it as fact on the report. As seen in the emails, he’s shameless and deliberate about his aversion to even document Todd’s complaint. Perhaps he’ll do a better job if he wins the lawsuit he and “eyes wide shut” Police Chief Russel Jack have filed against Waukesha. They claim they should both be paid more than their current rate of $14,000 per month.

Or perhaps Angle will get his act together now that Waukesha PD squads are equipped ALPR systems which, along with several area departments, boasts a database of over 7 million “stored plate reads” saving the GPS location, time of day, and photo of car/driver etcetera for at least 1 year. It’s likely also shared with the Milwaukee Federal “Fusion Center.”  The cited database covers around 250,000 drivers while only 6 million people live in WI. ALPR has been outlawed in NH and similar laws are working their way through other states’ legislatures.

Then there’s Officer Michelle Enderle. Her CAD (computer aided dispatch) entry was made about 2 minutes after arriving on scene at the 911 hang up call and her entry stated the party had left. She likely wanted to get out of the situation ASAP then lie on this state database which could probably land her in a jail cell. Enderle was also present for a not yet released conversation between her, Officer Darin Wittnebel, and Officer Jeremy Bousman in which Bousman is heard laughing, almost hysterically, about dumping evidence in the Kevin J. Noe case (marijuana plants) on Owens Drive which is a small road behind the PD in Waukesha. She’s also facing some other very serious allegations from another incident which I’ll go into detail about this summer.

Prior to publishing this story, I requested comment from Waukesha PD’s Public Information Officer Captain Ron Oremus regarding the allegations (as well as Satula and Angle.)

Here is his response: Your email has given us information that is contradictory to the information we received a year and a half ago about the situation involving Sergeant Satula and Todd Kraines. We will be investigating this new information.

I’m sure they’ll just ask Deputy Chief Dennis Angle to come up with a lie to support the existing lies.

But Waukesha Police Department’s  SWAT Sgt. Gregg Satula placed a little American flag on top of his mountain of damning evidence.

On 8/13/12 (the day after the incident and the day he filed for divorce from Jessica Trucksa) Sgt. Satula sent this to Todd from his personal email which is gregg.satula@redacted.com:

I guess in some strange way I appreciate you taking the time to talk to me and explain your side. I don’t have any reason to believe you lied to me. You don’t have to fear me any more. I’m never going to stop by or call you again. I’m not going to check if she’s there. If for some reason you have a question for me, I’ll answer.Take whatever you want from this mess. I hope you don’t believe her lies anymore. And if you ever go after a married woman, pray that they have the self control that I do.

Apparently Gregg Satula feels that going to a man’s house with a gun (and invoking his official capacity as a SWAT Sergeant) and threatening a man’s life is self control. I tend to disagree.

Town of Brookfield WI Police Department sits just to the East of Waukesha and shares a jurisdictional border. TOB is 99.999% white and houses the upper middle class (along with hundreds of 1 million plus dollar homes) in suburban Milwaukee. TOB includes a 1/2  mile section of Moreland Boulevard  just west of the eastbound I-94 on ramp to the Brew City. It’s a great place for all cops near and far to tax “out of town-ers.” I refer to where my friend was stopped as “The Gauntlet, where black people come to learn about racial profiling.”

In February around quarter to 5, a personal friend of mine we’ll call J got off the bus on his way to work a 12 hour shift as an assistant manager at a local restaurant. It was still broad daylight and he was walking the half block from the bus stop when he was stopped by Field Training officer Steven G. Thompson and his apparent trainee (hired in Feb. of 14) Antonio Dominguez. Thompson demanded ID which was given under duress by my friend (and fellow cop-watcher) while he adamantly asserted that his rights were being violated. Thompson proceeded to unconstitutionally pat J down for weapons (drugs.) Nothing was located but of course Thompson had to make it look good on paper.

He fabricated an incident report which included the “you’re violating my rights” quote but stated he was given consent for both searches. He also reported that the area has a lot of vehicle break ins. The corner in question is overrun with cops from Town of Brookfield, Waukesha PD, and the Wisconsin State Patrol Milwaukee Outpost which is located 200 yards from the field interrogation. I asked police chief Chris Perket to provide some area crime stats to back  up the high crime area claim 5 days ago. He didn’t.

Thompson decided to toss one more lie on the official (probably sworn) incident report. He claimed J has prior convictions for burglary and trespass. This is false. You’d think he’d at least lie about stuff that couldn’t be dis-proven but perhaps his lies have gotten him through the past decade with such little resistance he no longer considers them.

Town of Brookfield Police Chief Chris Perket declined multiple requests for comment on these allegations.

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How Would You Handle the Armed Men in Nevada?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Most of the regular readers to this site are probably aware to Cliven Bundy and the situation his family is currently facing in Nevada. For those unaware read this submission to CopBlock.org posted earlier today or this piece written by Christoper Cantwell titled, “5 Things the Bundy Ranch Teaches Us.” If that doesn’t work, use Google to get caught up on the this insane situation.

My blog post today is NOT a background story to help you understand the standoff. My post here won’t be a call on action (though I believe as many people who can, should get to the Bundy’s Ranch) or a solution to the problem, I believe even if I had those, it’s not my place. How this interaction between government agents and the Bundy’s ends, is up to them.

What I want to do, is ask you a simple question. As the world watches another perfect government storm unfold, with all the similarities of Ruby Ridge and Waco, have you ever thought about what you would do of (but more like, when) the government pushes you to your breaking point? In the words of William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson in Braveheart), “Will you stand up and fight? Or will you run?”

Now I can already predict the responses from my friends, the CB trolls and most any statists. Yet, I urge you to really think about this. Sadly we live in a world where government agents regularly (whether as a mailman, censuses worker or full on swat team) come to your door (most the time under the pretense of helping you) and end up either taking everything you have and if you don’t give it to them, they’ll back you into a corner. Afterwards, they’ll blame you for fighting your way out and justify the overwhelming slaughter that will follow. Regardless of the outcome you should seriously consider your options if the man decides to take certain actions toward you. Don’t leave yourself with only two options, fight or run, when men with American flag patches and AR-15′s show up at your door. Being caught off guard and without a plan of action is a recipe for certain slaughter.

I wish the Bundy family the best. I hope the men in costumes who go out there to enforce these BS laws quit their jobs or prepare to risk their life for a paycheck. I’m sure the Bundy’s have more to fight for than just (worthless paper) money.

Consider joining the “Support Cliven Bundy” Facebook page.

A Militant Referendum

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

On Revolutionary Direct Democracy

Revolutionary direct democracy is a philosophy advocated across the globe. We hold that all laws should be subject to a direct vote by the public – by referendum. We do not believe in rulers or politicians, thus we seek to abolish their embarrassing “representative democracies”. We believe that the only people who are capable of representing ourselves are ourselves. Thus we dismiss all governments operating under minority rule as illegitimate and worthy of eviction from our land.

Several software developers, some associated with the Metagovernment project, have developed open-source polling software. The value of these softwares to politics is hard to overstate. Voter fraud, state secrecy, and lobbying are rendered things of the past. If you want to be a part of the direct democracy revolution in an industrialized nation, you need to follow the development of open-source e-democracy.

 

A Program for County Secession in the United States

The first step of this revolution is to start a charity organization. This organization would adopt open-source direct democracy software as a way to determine which acts of charity it will engage in, and how it will allocate donations. Then reach out to grassroots political movements (such as Occupy and the Tea Parties), as a way of finding initial volunteers. The next step would be to canvas your county and get as many residents as possible registered to vote in your charity. Proof of residency would have to be a requirement for voter registration, and a public list of voters available through the charity.

You have installed a new government. It might not seem like it yet, but that’s only because you haven’t moved up to the level of providing a neighborhood watch, or a county watch (to be more accurate). This can be done pretty much whenever you are ready. An emergency response app, such as the Peacekeeper App, can be adopted by your charity to provide swift and competitive protection for your community.

Charities are sometimes victims of malicious prosecution and police brutality. We have seen this happen with several organizations attempting to feed the homeless. If this happens, our superior legitimacy can be used to instantly eradicate sadistic police officers from our communities. The American people quite simply have exponentially more guns and exponentially more money than the police departments. Eventually, this legitimacy will destroy these illegitimate governments regardless.

 

A Message to Police

If you really want to be a public servant, you’ll support the direct democracy revolution. When your superiors tell you to arrest people affiliated with it, you’ll take off your badge and refuse. In fact, you will join the volunteer ranks of the revolutionaries. That’s if you want to be a public servant. But let’s say you just want to be a sadist and get paid to beat people up and kill them. Direct democracy has been a growing movement for several years now – and it will only keep growing. Conservatives and liberals alike embrace the idea. Tea Partiers and Occupiers have both vocalized support in the last couple years. They can assemble into mobs and just demand that you quit your jobs. What are you actually going to do? Might I remind you that the government doesn’t always win against rebels. Sometimes the rebel alliance wins.

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Ademo has Trial Set for Wiretapping Charges – AGAIN!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Last Friday I got an email from Brandon Ross, my awesome pro-bono attorney, who informed me that Michael Valentine – who works as the District Attorney for Hillsborough County – has charged me with three felony wiretapping charges. Yes, these are the exact same charges as I was previously convicted of but were overturned by the Supreme Court earlier this month. Below is the document that was sent to Brandon, then me:

Michael Valentine

Michael Valentine

Notice of Jury Trial, 2014-02-20

Some might call this double jeopardy, while (some) lawyers claim the system is working as it should and many think Michael (the DA) would be insane to go through with this second trial. Yet, having spent enough time with Michael I feel comfortable saying that he’s not a man of principle, has little to no interested in doing what’s right and probably has no say how far this case goes. Why? Because he’s just an errand boy.

Nevertheless, this won’t be the same trial it was the first time around. I’m done playing in the state’s playground with their lopsided rules and lack of common sense. Nope, I (and many others) have already shown that a court room is the last place you’ll find justice in this world. So even if Michael doesn’t snap out of his puppet controlled life and simply drop the charges, Brandon and I will work to end this case quickly.

And it should be very interesting, considering the state’s hand is exposed (they have to prove my state of mind per the Supreme Court Ruling) and one of the three witnesses is now a FORMER state employee. Yep, the principle (Mary Ellen McGorry) resigned after a secrete investigation. I’d also be willing to bet that she isn’t the same witness, willing to appease her former state employed colleagues, as she was when taking the stand against me in our first trial.

Depending how far this goes, I may put together a legal fundraiser but I’m going to wait and see if Michael does something right in his life first, as well as using my own personal funds to start the process. Yet, the state has more resources than I, so some assistance might be needed. Or feel free to give your local DA, Michael Valentine, a call. His details are below. Until my next update, remember, badges don’t grant extra rights.

Michael G. Valentine – (603) 627-5605
Hillsborough County Attorney’s Offices, 300 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03101

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Killer Wearing Police Costume Told He’s To Die

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The write-up below was posted to FilmingCops.com with the title “Cop Sentenced to Death for Fatally Shooting Pregnant Mother and Her Unborn Child” on February 17, 2014.

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It’s actually happening.

An officer is  being sentenced to death for shooting a pregnant woman and her unborn child to death, and injuring her husband.

The husband and wife were enjoying their dinner at a restaurant they owned when a cop came in, began harassing them, and eventually opened fire on them.*

RELATED: Cop Still Being Paid After Fatally Shooting Unarmed American Soldier

In addition to being sentenced to death, the cop was ordered to pay the equivalent of $12,000  in compensation to the victim’s family.

That money is coming from the cop’s own pocket, not taxpayers.

The husband suffered injuries to his right shoulder.

His unborn child died with the mother.

On February 13, a people’s court made the decision to sentence the cop to death for murdering the woman and her baby.

Does it seem unreal to you that a cop is being punished?

If so, it’s probably because you live in the United States.

You know that in the United States, cops are almost never punished.

RELATED: Cop Shoots Man Holding Cell Phone, Gets Silver Valor Award

You know they’re found “not guilty” even when they’re caught on video beating innocent Americans to death.

You know they get away with it even when they’re caught on video Tasing handcuffed girls to death.

You know that in the United States, when victims are compensated with money for crimes committed by cops, it’s stolen from your paycheck — the taxpayer — not the cops individually.

So why would a killer cop now be put to death?

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Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

It’s because we’re talking about China, not the United States

The officer, Hu Ping, killed the woman in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

He is paying 73,324 yuan to the victim’s family before he is extinguished in accordance with the decision of Chinese citizens.

If a cop did this in America, do you think he’d be punished for it?

Even if he were punished, do you think he’d be put to death?

Make no mistake about it: like any people living under the rule of a government, the Chinese have their own horrors of police brutality.

In this case, however, they appear to be doing far more than Americans would do in dealing with a killer in uniform.

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*According to the Shanghai Daily, the pregnant woman, Wu Ying, and her husband Cai Shiyong were tending to their rice-noodle store when Hu, drunk and shirtless, entered and demanded milk tea. After the woman responded that the store did not serve milk tea, the officer opened fire, wounding Cai in the shoulder and killing Wu and her unborn child.

After this incident became known in October, 2013, the self-proclaimed rulers of China forbid police employees from consuming alcohol outside their own homes.

Note that in 2009 another police employee in China was sentenced to death for his misdeeds, but that sentence was later commuted.

And recall that last year, it came to light that some police employees are being trained to shoot at pregnant women.dhs-no-hesitation-shooting-targets-copblock

 

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Police Chief Suspends Constitution in Waukesha

Friday, February 14th, 2014

By Tim – MilwaukeeCitizenPress & Waukesha CopBlock (twitter)

In the latest move by Waukesha PD to further separate Citizens from their basic human and constitutionally enumerated rights, Chief Russel Jack has declared that Waukesha cops may stop and detain community members simply for filming them. Despite numerous rulings from State, Federal, and even the US Supreme Court (by inaction,) Jack has declared that,  at least in this city, The Courts’ determinations are irrelevant.

June 26 I was hitting it hard. By 2:30 I had footage from 4 or 5 incidents and was getting ready to call it a night when I saw 5 or 6 police cars at South and Clinton.  As I was pulling in to a public parking lot a large group of cops headed my way. I had been filming quite a few police scenes the weeks prior and although I’d been harassed and intimidated a few times, I’d not been detained for filming Waukesha cops.

One of the five officers to detain me, Officer Katrina Frey, asked if I had permission to park in the (public) lot declaring it private. She told me I needed to produce ID which I did.  The cop with the glasses, later identified as Jeremy Bousman, was rather aggressive looking and had his hand on his gun. The video above shows what happened next.

Officer Frey wrote on CAD, the police database;

Timothy was observed copious amounts of times by multiple officers driving around in parts of the city throughout the evening and morning hours. He drives a moped and is out solely looking for police contacts so he can film them and insight problems. Wears camera around his neck. He stated he is “doing a story.”

I filed a complaint two months ago which was assigned to Sgt. Gregg Satula. He tried tirelessly to convince me to come in.  He went so far as to suggest that he needed to meet with me in person, preferably in a room at the PD,  because he couldn’t determine if I was really me.  I can’t imagine many people secretly file citizen complaints  on behalf of others.

We set up a time to speak by phone and he called (he looked up my number in the government database.) I asked him if he believed it was “me” and he stated he recognized the voice. He was determined to get me into the PD for a quasi interrogation. He stated to perform the investigation he’d need a written complaint in addition to my 1st written complaint. I guess they want two written complaints per complaint.  I told him he’d have to go off my brief and precise document submitted as there was nothing more to say.  I told him I felt it would be difficult for him to impartially investigate this complaint due to the “Blue Wall” and the fact that I felt his loyalties lie with his co-worker. “My loyalties lie with the organization” Satula said.  Indeed sir.

Police Chief Russel Jack responded today with the following;

After a deliberative examination of the facts in this incident and a thorough review of all reports, no misconduct on the part of the officer has been found. We find the officer’s action to be appropriate and reasonable; well within the bounds of the law.

Based upon these findings, your complaint is officially unsubstantiated.

The Courts tend to disagree with Chief Jack. From HuffPost…

It’s the second federal appeals court to strike down a conviction for recording police. In August 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit ruled that a man wrongly arrested for recording cops could sue the arresting officers for violating his First Amendment rights.

That decision also found a broad First Amendment right to record on-duty government officials in public: “Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting ‘the free discussion of governmental affairs.’” And in fact, in that it strips police who make such arrests of their immunity from lawsuits, it’s an even stronger opinion. Of course, the police themselves rarely pay damages in such suits — taxpayers do.

The Supreme Court’s refusal to grant certiorari in the case doesn’t necessarily mean the justices endorse the lower court’s ruling. But it does mean that at least six of the current justices weren’t so opposed to the ruling that they felt the case needed to be heard.

 

Waukesha Police Chief and Deputy Police Chief Sue Waukesha Taxpayers

But despite being on the wrong side of the law on many issues Chief Russel Jack wants more money. He claims in a lawsuit filed with Deputy Police Chief Dennis Angle against Waukesha Citizens that he’s entitled to more money.

These two members of “Waukesha’s Finest” are suing us for nearly $45,000. In addition to other claims, these financially struggling public servants want annual raises of almost $6,000(Jack) and $2,500(Angle.)

Let’s take a look at the numbers (According to Sue Conway of City of Waukesha HR)

Chief Russel Jack 2013 (rounded)

Base Salary                            $121,000

Pension                                     $19,000

Paid Hours 96 * $58/hour        $6500

Vacation 192 * $58/hour          $11,000  (1 month and 1 week per year)

Personal Days 16 * $58/hour  $900

Holiday 72 * $58/hour               $4200

The taxpayers also pay Jack $2600/year for not buying health insurance.

Total                                                     $165,000 per year

Deputy Chief Dennis Angle 2013 (rounded)

Base Salary                                    $107,000

Sick Days 96 * $52/hour            $5,000

Vacation  168 * $52/hour           $8700

Personal Days 16 * $52/hour   $800

Holiday Pay  72 * $52/hour       $3700

Pension                                       $19,000

Health Ins.                                 $23,000

Dental Ins.                                  $1,100

Total                                                  $168,300 per year

To put this all in perspective, the median household income in WI is $51,000. These two men alone are drawing 1 million tax dollars every three years.

Perhaps Chief Jack could start looking for a new job which will pay him what he feels he’s worth.  He’s already facing a Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit and can’t even keep his own cops breaking simple traffic laws. I think Waukesha Taxpayers have given him enough.  Hit the road Jack.

 

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Bad cops are our best recruiters, says Copwatch filmmaker

Monday, February 10th, 2014

This video was first posted to YouTube.com/RidleyReport on February 07th, 2014. The raw video from which the audio was taken is visible below.

Sponsor: http://NHLiberty.org – Bad cops are our best recruiters, says Copwatch filmmaker. Jacob Crawford is the guy making this statement.

This vid is (or is supposed to be) part of the Porcfest 2013 illustrated speeches playlist. Click here to watch in sequence:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Like what you see? You can donate to the Ridley Report most easily using Bitcoin. I now take Litecoin too…
See my latest BTC and LTC addresses, at
http://nhunderground.com/forum/index….

I generally keep the wallet pretty empty…for security reasons. So plz do not be shy about letting me know you’ve donated. That way I can evacuate or spend the BTC’s….

How to buy an ad – on the Ridley Report
http://nhunderground.com/forum/index….

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On June 19, 2013 at 2hr session was held at the 10th annual http://porcfest.com called “Eroding the Police State”, which included on a panel individuals active with Cop Block, Cop Watch, and Peaceful Streets. The goal? A reality where the need for these projects is non-existent.

MORE:
http://CopBlock.org/ErodingThePoliceS…
http://CopBlock.org
http://WeCopwatch.org
http://PeacefulStreets.com
http://CopWatch.org

Props to http://youtube.com/redpillrecording for capturing/sharing this video – if you liked it, feel free to visit their channel and subscribe and/or donate

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Welcome to Groups in Ashland Co. OH, Nola, Marion Co. FL, Tarrant Co TX & SW MO

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

The five groups listed below are the latest additions to the list and map of known police accountability groups included at CopBlock.org/Groups

Ashland County Cop Block
http://facebook.com/copblock419

Cop Block NOLA
http://twitter.com/copblocknola

Marion County Cop Block
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marion-County-Cop-Block/660833853962730
mccopblock@gmail.com

Southwest Missouri Copwatchers
https://m.facebook.com/groups/412795798823727?view=group&refid=18

Tarrant County Peaceful Streets Project
https://www.facebook.com/groups/420933404691572

If you’re in the area where one of these new offshoots, or one of the 150+ existing offshoots, exists, get involved! In the least, shoot them a message to establish communication. Just knowing there are people of like-mind in the area goes a long way. If you do have time to collaborate, whether by sharing or creating content online, or by meeting up in person to hit the streets or help hold know-your-rights trainings, that’ll really help to strengthen this community centered on the fact that badges don’t grant extra rights.

If there’s not-yet a group in your community start one! There’s no mandatory process on the way your group has to take shape, though clearly we can learn from each other. As you get started you may find value in this document: Start A Group. Once your group gets off the ground, this document may provide some ideas on how to continue to gain traction to have an even bigger impact: Grow A Group. You may also want to check out: FAQs, Copblocking 101 document, Cop Blocking 101 video, and the Group Graphics page

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Georgia Police Accountabilty Network Member Elected to State Legislature

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Hey folks Jonathan, founder of GaCopBlock.org, here. Over the past year me, those involved with Copwatch of East Atlanta, and other individuals, organizations, and volunteers that work jointly with us, collaborated to create The Georgia Police Accountability Network (GPAN). Our goal: to better hold police accountable for their actions.

Since we began our efforts with GPAN a couple involved have been running for office, and one member has been elected to state legislature. That person is now working to ban police from unlawfully deleting video footage from your recording devices with or without your consent.

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Jonathan of Georgia Cop Block

I want to put it out there and see if we can gather any ideas to have submitted into legislature here in Georgia. We welcome any and ALL suggestions. Share them as a comment here, or to georgiacopblock@gmail.com, GaCopBlock.org/Submit-A-Post or Facebook.com/GeorgiaCopBlock.

All ideas and suggestions can be routed through me and I will pass along to our foothold in the legislative office.

Jonathan
georgiacopblock@gmail.com

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This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

This week, we have a trio of jail guards gone bad, as well as another cop with a pain pill problem and sticky fingers. That’s a bad combination. Let’s get to it:

In Miami, a Miami-Dade jail officer was arrested last Friday on charges he smuggled drugs and cell phones into the Miami-Dade County Jail. Officer Lavar Lewis, 27, also known as “The Love Doctor,” went down after a 19-month investigation into persistent smuggling at the jail. At least three other jail guards are under investigation in the ongoing probe. Lewis, a day shift officer since his hire in November 2008, has been suspended since September 2013. He was charged with unlawful compensation and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a jail and was being held Friday night at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade.

 

In Honolulu, a Halawa prison guard was arrested Monday on charges he was smuggling methamphetamine into the prison. James Sanders III was indicted by a federal grand jury after an FBI investigation. The indictment accuses him of distributing at least five grams on one occasion and at least 50 grams on another. He is charged with two counts each of distributing methamphetamine, conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and bribery. He’s out on bond already, but forbidden from working in any prison.

In Baltimore, a jail guard was sentenced last Wednesday to 3 ½ years in prison for her role in a vast drug-smuggling operation at the Baltimore City Detention Center. Adrena Rice is one of nine jail guards who have pleaded guilty in the conspiracy. She admitted to smuggling contraband including marijuana and prescription pills into the lock-up. She had copped to one count of racketeering conspiracy.

In Price, Utah, a former Carbon County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for stealing drugs out of the evidence room. Christopher Howard Basso, 38, must also undergo substance abuse treatment and limit himself to one doctor and one pharmacy. Basso was put on leave in January 2013 after failing two drug tests, but suspicious colleagues noticed he was continuing to enter the sheriff’s office without permission and set up a surveillance camera that caught him breaking into the evidence room. In a plea bargain, the 13-year veteran copped to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, and trespassing.

 

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