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A Texas court bailiff accused of peddling cocaine and selling guns to the Gulf Cartel, two TSA officials indicted for helping to smuggle drugs onto airplanes, and a California evidence tech with sticky fingers and a bad habit. Just another week on the corrupt cop front. Let's get to it:

In Brownsville, Texas, a Cameron County court bailiff was arrested last Friday on charges he was dealing cocaine and selling high-powered weapons to Mexico's Gulf Cartel. Oscar Pena, 26, was one of two men arrested after a five-month joint investigation by local authorities, the FBI, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) known as Operation Dirty Pig. His charges range from weapons charges to operating a continuing criminal enterprise to possession of cocaine. In raids associated with the arrests, police seized 14 assault rifles, five semi-automatic handguns, a sawed-off shotgun, large amounts of ammunition, a bullet-proof vest, $3,000 in cash, and more than a kilo of cocaine.

In Atlanta, two Transportation Security Administration officers and a Delta Airlines employee were indicted Tuesday on charges related to an alleged drug-smuggling operation at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. TSA employees Jon Patton, 44, and Andre Mays, 24, and Delta employee Leslie Adgar, 42, are charged with conspiring to distribute narcotics and attempted distribution of cocaine and heroin. They went down after they agreed to let a man smuggle two kilos of cocaine past security and onto a Delta flight to New York in exchange for $8,000 in December. Unfortunately for the Atlanta trio, their smuggler was also a snitch for the DEA who set them up for two more runs, this time with fake cocaine and heroin. The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison and a fine of up to $4 million. The trio are currently out on bond.

In Vacaville, California, a former Solano County sheriff's evidence technician pleaded no-contest last Friday to seven felony counts related to the theft of pharmaceutical drugs stored in an evidence room. Sean Colfax Wilson, 35, was facing a 179-count criminal complaint when he copped a plea to two counts of possessing Vicodin and Oxycontin for sale, three counts of burglary, one count of embezzlement of evidence and one count of falsifying evidence. Wilson, who had worked as an evidence tech for the county for two years, was arrested in December 2007 after investigators discovered a large variety of prescription drugs had gone missing. After his arrest, Wilson's attorney told the court Wilson had a substance abuse problem and had taken the drugs for personal use, but he still copped to possession for sale. He faces an April sentencing date and he sits in jail until then.

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a snitch talks three people into commiting a crime, then set's them up, and walks away to do it again somewhere else. I wonder how much the snitch is going to make this year while he continues to get high legaly.

Another dirty cop? What a shocker...NOT!

Back when a close relative of mine was dragged from rehab to State Cop lock-up or thrown into a shelter full of whacko killers instead of being brought to a rehab center, as SHOULD have happened, I ran into the dirtiest of cops. As a result, my husband almost got stabbed by gang members, while totally smashed, on a windy street corner in a nearby city in the middle of winter...all due to THIS idiot cop! And he'd have gotten props for it too, SICK, MORONIC JERK!

This was a small-town guy, whose biggest "claim to fame" was what he "would have" done if he's caught a burglar who shot a local cop in a neighboring town in a chase. Well, he did not even get close, but LOVED to tell others how "if we'd caught that guy...well, it wouldn't have been pretty!" (they'd have shot him, w/o due process, or anything approaching it).

But he had NO problem breaking into the houses of people in our rural Mass. town and helping himself to whatever Rx sedatives or opiates they had there. I can only hope that the jerk has O.D.'d on his drug of choice (Percodan) or some other related thing.

He added NOTHING to the police force and did not help the community in any way. NOW we're in a "good-old-boy" town in W. Mass (didn't think we "commie pinkos" HAD those, didja???), where the cops are FAR more interested in restraining people with medical emergencies (yes, handcuffed and KNELT on!!!) rather than responding to kids getting knifed as they run down the street begging for help!

This whole system DESPERATELY needs to change. I don't trust ANY cop further than I could throw 'em, which, given my age, is about 6 inches!

They're just parasites, who help NOBODY! They didn't help the kid who got stabbed to death by gang members from another town and they have not helped THOUSANDS of drug and accohol addicts who freeze to death under bridges or die in back lots every hear. And they sure as hell haven't helped the community, as in D.A.R.E...the LEAST they could do!!! Screw 'em!!!

Their word against ours-

It's no secret to alot of everyday citizens that our law enforcement officers are dirtier than us. They get a badge and they can do anything they want to and get away with it because they have a badge. They can lie through their teeth and we can't do anything about it. I feel that ALL law enforcement people should be recorded while on duty so that we can defend ourselves against the things that they say and do while on the job and supposedly enforcing our laws. If we can't get it on camera, let's get it on tape. Law enforcement people should be made accountable for their actions. They are NOT above the law. They are subject to the same laws as the rest of us are and should constantly be reminded of that.



corrupt cops...

Sad as it is, the temptation to acquire and the opportunity come together in various strata, both vertical and horizontal, and the strange mindset that creates cops is not immune; no matter why they succumb, they do.
Where drugs enter, all the training and good intention in the forces isn't enough, and the scandals last until the next horrible thing happens. The upset lasts only as long as it lasts.
Blaming drugs, particularly pot, for bad behaviour, criminal intent, and the desire or need for money or the drugs is scapegoating, not the obvious and logical trail of thought and action and not everyone is fooled. Unfortunately, enough are to keep the wrong people in offices of great power, and they also manage the screening processes. This "criminal" behaviour trickles down, and from very high places too. I am sure that drug money goes into the pockets of the people we vote into their positions, as we think. The money goes to ensure that the laws stay as they are, and the justice system is hand in glove with those who would keep prices high, for profit. It is no wonder the cops, or at least some of them, feel they are entitled to some of that money.
It looks good though, to have their names printed and the stories told. Anything beats keeping it a secret, because wrong doing is not a restricted thing. There is no end to the mischief they can get into.

Brutalized by a NYC cop. Trust in badge SHATTERED

I am a woman in my 50s with epilepsy and prone to grand mal seizures. I'm on an anti-seizure medication, without which I have two or more seizures daily.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were driving back from my sister's engagement party. We live in Manhattan, and the route took us through scenic Long Island. Little did I know the ordeal we were to undergo when an unmarked car flashed it's lights for us to pull over.

The police officer quickly escalated the situation to where I both my husband and I were being dragged out like two errant kids (we're in our 50s) and made to lay down on the ground in the rain. The officer said my husband acted suspiciously. My husband never owned a knife, let alone a gun, and is one of the most peaceful people I know.

Anyway to make a difficult story shorter, we were dragged off to some hick-long island town kangaroo court, put in cells and made to wait until the next morning for a judge. Try as I might, the officer took my anti-seizure pills, LAUGHED and spilled them all over the dirty floor in the station. He told me "you're going to shake like you never shook before."

The stress coupled with no medication for 18 hours caused me to have a life threatening seizure, with lasting effects, something which has never happened before. My body is definitely affected on one side, weaker, my vision on the right side is a lot weaker and I find it hard to hold objects.

We're very simple people - neither of us has the health to drink, neither ever used drugs, and our concerns are mundane, our children, family, and friends.

I NEVER thought I would be writing something like this or involved in an incident of this type. I've seen a ton of them on the internet, but no , that can't happen in our state, we have good cops.

Well.. IT CAN happen to you, just like it happened to me. Leaving me with life long medical and emotional aftereffects...

I'm beginning to see all police officers as monsters, nothing more than evil bastards. Seek help from them? I'm afraid to ever let one of them near me. EVER. I'm extremely disappointed, and disgusted. We even went to see Governor Spitzer, a lot of good that did, apparently he was more concerned with his call girls...

Evil cops have a special place in hell...

Rebuttal to Long Island couple

Not all cops are like that, but most of them are nerds who never lived their life before they became a cop. I don't believe you should be a cop until you are at least 30 years old. I hate hearing stories like that because I have had some good dealings with the cops and bad ones. That was totally uncalled for what happened to you two. If I was the cop I would of just looked at you two said be safe and went on my way. Obviously this idiot does not know how to deal with the public in any shape or form. This cop straight needs a reality check from God. Nobody might know what he is doing but himself, you two, and the man upstairs. I hope I get pulled over by an unintelligent, ignorant, and incompetent police officer like that because he definitely would not have a job again and should not be working with the public in the first place. That really angers me to hear that story, because I think of my Mom and Dad being treated that way. You two deserve a fat compensation check and a public apology by that department in the front page of the most read newspaper in your area. I apologize to hear you went through such an ordeal by such a wicked person full of hate. I hope he finds the Lord because I'm judging this person and I'm angered by something I'm not even involved in. This ordeal will catch up with him because believe me you two are not the only one's he has done this to. Anyways take care of yourselves and I hope nothing like that happens to anyone.

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