Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Two cops are headed for prison in New Mexico, and one in California. Let's get to it:

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, two former San Juan County law enforcement agents were sentenced December 11 to six years in prison each for their roles in a drug distribution ring. Former New Mexico State Police Officer Keith Salazar and former San Juan County sheriff's deputy Levi Countryman each pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. According to court documents, the pair took bribes from drug dealers to provide them with information about police, including the identities of snitches (confidential informants) and narcs (undercover officers).

In Santa Ana, California, a former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Tuesday to nearly six years in prison after he admitted stealing 64 kilograms of cocaine valued at $1 million from a CHP evidence locker. Joshua Wendell Blackburn, 33, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for sale of cocaine, transportation of cocaine, commercial burglary and a sentencing enhancement for possession of more than 40 kilograms of cocaine. Blackburn, a seven-year CHP veteran, broke into the evidence locker when other officers were called away to a late-night traffic accident and carted off three suitcases full of cocaine. He got caught when investigators figured out he was the only one near the evidence locker when the coke went missing. Blackburn's attorney said he was depressed over strife in his marriage.

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While on duty?

The "judicial system" adds all kinds of "enhancements" to citizens, how about, "while on duty", or "at ALL", add, "life without possibility"? huh?
How much time, would a "regular joe" get, just for the dope?
How much time would a "regular joe" get for breaking into a police evidence lockup, AND stealing that amount of dope?
How much time should the, "committing a felony with a gun" have added to the sentence, even though the wasn't used, he still had a gun, in case something went terribly wrong. Wouldn't that apply to "joe"?
Since, all that dope was left "unguarded", I would suspect a conspiracy to "commit a crime against the state", had taken place, in fact, it did, wow, how about that?
Where was "McGruff"?

61 kilos of coke on the wall, 61 kilos of coke, take 61 down and

Yep I know the strife in my marriage makes me want to go grab 60+ kilos of cocaine for myself. I mean what marriage wouldn't benefit from that kind of therapy in that quantity.

I notice these all say "former" is that former as in they left the force before this or after? It is hard to tell since I can't see a former cop watching the evidence room when the real cops go on a call. Or is it former as in no longer a cop since the incident took place IE they were fired after being busted? I can see both being the case these days.

What I really want to know is where that 1 million dollar figure came from. Since it seems to me anytime they show a bust and it is say 5 kilos of coke they go into how it could be cut and broken down and sold for 2 million on the streets. Yet the cop has 61 kilas only worth one million? Amazing how that government math works ain't it! No matter how you work the equation the result is always the same, lies, deception and corruption costing us all.

F*T*P*

It Figures...

It seems to me that you can justify ANYTHING. That's why Black's Law dictionary defines the lawyer as "The twister of words".
Colorado Outlaw

Viva Roma, viva Roma!

I have four cousins in the New York City police Dept. and they are the first to say that corrupt cops are "a dime a dozen". They state that the corruption is very well controlled and coordinated. First of all, the corruption starts at the hiring process with usually ex-military people as the candidates. Are you kidding me? Military folks? Programmed and biased by design to run the streets of New York. They can arrest someone smoking a blunt on 9th avenue (a seemingly difficult thing to do from a cop car) but they can't stop the tonnage of drugs coming in. Really?

Hmmm

None of this says if they "recovered" the drugs

North Portland Cops-Multnomah Oregon

These corrupted Liars Need to do prison time

Officer Bacigalupi #30878
Officer Sery #36878
All officers that worked or collaborated with Bacigalupi #30878.
Officer John Hughes #45063
However, I would bet there are so many more

Does this affect his previous arrests of civilians?

I wonder if his arrest and conviction has any effect on his record of being truthful while on the stand for previous arrest he and his partners may have made under color of authority? Is there a statute of limitations? if anyone can answer these questions it would be greatly appreciated.

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