This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Even corrupt cops take the Labor Day weekend off. We've only got two this week, and they're both from before the holiday, but they're doozies. Let's get to it:

In Normangee, Texas, the Normangee police chief was arrested last Wednesday on charges he was feeding information to an alleged methamphetamine trafficker. Chief Joseph Ray Navarro, 40, was arrested by state and federal law enforcement agents after running a background check on a name for a local meth dealer. The dealer has been arrested on meth distribution charges. It is unclear if the dealer then set up Navarro. He is charged with one count of intentionally exceeding authorized access to a protected computer and is looking at up to five years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.

In Jonesboro, Georgia, a Clayton County police officer was arrested last Wednesday on charges he plotted with a drug dealer to rip off another drug dealer and sell the stolen cocaine. Officer Dwayne Penn, a nine-year veteran, got caught red-handed in an FBI sting after an informant recorded meetings between him and the drug dealer with whom he plotted. They hatched a scheme to disrupt a six-kilo cocaine transfer by staging an arrest and seizing the drugs and actually went through with it, but unbeknownst to them, the FBI and DEA were watching the whole thing. He was arrested shortly thereafter and is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, unlawfully concealing a controlled substance, and use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime. He is now on unpaid leave and in federal custody pending a bail hearing this week.

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I was arrested for "failure

I was arrested for "failure to ID" while standing in my front yard (Texas). I was not detained, or a witness to a crime. Then tortured to present my ID. My left hand is semi-paralyzed, and the statute of limitations have run on me filing a formal complaint. It wont happen again though (a<a href="http://cookinggamesblog77.blogspot.com/">l</a>most done with law school).

Most people also fail to

Most people also fail to realize that the war on drugs really is a war on marijuana. This was started under the Reagan era, and the focus was pushed towards arresting users and not on dealers. Obama claimed he would make the war on drugs a "public health concern" but the raids still continue. The amount spent on marijuana eradication, education, and law enforcement constitute over half of all the DEAs spending. I think it could be agreed that marijuana is by far the least dangerous recreational drug which is widely used, however, it is still classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic. Cocaine, Heroin, and Meth are all listed as Schedule II Schedule II. So why would there be such a discrepancy in the numbers? We must ask ourselves why the government would seek to prosecute and incarcerate a large portion of their population for using a substance which clearly is much safer than alcohol, cocaine, heroin, or meth. The answer is two fold. 1)police districts need anti-marijuana dollars in order to maintain their bloated budgets, and 2)corrupt politicians with ties to the private prison industry want to incarcerate as many Americans as possible because it is profitable.

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