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Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A Connecticut prison guard gets busted, a pair of JFK airport Customs inspectors do too, an Arizona Border Patrol agent cops a plea, and a Connecticut narc heads to prison. Just another week in the drug war. Let's get to it:
too much drug cash can corrupt cops
In Hartford, Connecticut, a prison guard was arrested last week in a state police sting operation after agreeing to smuggle heroin and a cell phone into a Suffield prison for an inmate. Corrections officer Connie Atkins, 43, met with an undercover police officer posing as a drug connection in Hartford on May 21 and took possession of a cell phone and what she thought was 28 grams of heroin. She was then arrested. Atkins faces charges of criminal attempt to possess narcotics, criminal attempt to convey narcotics into a correctional institution and criminal attempt to convey a wireless communication device into a correctional institution. She is out on bail, with a Superior Court hearing set for June 20.

In New York City, two Customs and Border Protection officers were arrested Wednesday, accused of taking bribes in a drug probe that snagged five other people as well. The so far unnamed CBP officers allegedly took bribes to look the other way as the other arrestees smuggled hashish and other drugs and contraband through Kennedy International Airport. The others arrested included two Customs brokers, an operations manager of a cargo cooperative, and two importers of counterfeit goods and controlled substances. They were due in court this week.

In Tucson, a Border Patrol agent pleaded guilty May 20 to smuggling more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana into the country in his government vehicle. Agent Juan Luis Sanchez pleaded guilty to drug smuggling, bribery, and workmen's compensation fraud. He admitted transporting at least six loads of marijuana ranging from 376 pounds to 921 pounds in 2002 and 2003. He also admitted receiving $45,000 in bribes. Sanchez will be sentenced August 13, when he faces up to life in prison, but a plea deal with prosecutors calls for a sentence of between 10 and 15 years.

In New Haven, Connecticut, a former New Haven detective was sentenced Tuesday to 15 months in federal prison after admitting he planted drug evidence and stole money from a crime scene. Former narcotics detective Justen Kasperzyk pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to violate civil rights and theft of government property. He will report to prison June 24, where he can hang out with his old boss, former narcotics division head Lt. William White, who is doing 38 months for corruption.

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Our so-called "drug war" has not made even the slightest dent in the supply of drugs or the drug problem in these United States. Since this is a well-known and inescabeable fact, why don't we decriminalize the drugs, tax them like we tax everything else, get our extortion money from the drug dealers just like we do from the tobacco companies, and try to help the people who need help. We're giving financial aid to all these fireign countries, and our own country is dying, little by little. The politicians have just suppported the "forgiveness" of $2 Billion of agricultural debt that is owed by Poland. Why on earth would we give financial aid to Poland or any other foreign country? We have our own problems, and they aren't being addressed. Giving foreign aid to all these other countries is simply throwing goood money after bad. Our American citizens cannot support their families, yet we give financal aid to foreigners. It's so asinine as to be beyond belief. The American people need to wake up and demand accountability from our elected leaders.


Your assuming that's what the drug wars goal was to actually stop people from doing drugs. After prohibition do you really think America's leaders are that stupid to try it again and expect success? Maybe the whole goal was to oppress minorities & misfits of society indefinitely and to that extent it's worked beautifully. If you have such ill confidence in them, why do you believe or even argue the rhetoric they spew? Nothing about the war on drugs really has anything to do with helping people.

The American people should of woke up about 90 years ago. It's realistically to late now. Let people live in peace in their comfortable cozy dreams. Who are you, who is anybody to try to wake people from their deep slumber's against their wills. America's been raped already of everything it was founded upon and now your suggesting giving up the very place people have retreated to. Facing reality is simply to much for some people and it would be cruel and inhumane to force that upon them.

I find your idea of of extorting drug dealers for financial aid to lift the burden off the people of America amusing, while you maintain financial aid abroad is asinine. The fact of the matter is all financial aid from Washington D.C. to anywhere is complete asinine.

Socialism and Collectivism, and the like have been completely dissected by great minds and there flaws are endless. Wealth redistribution I agree is retarded, but it's been this way since I'm sure both us were born. I can't for see any major event that's likely to get people to revolt against the idea or any other ideas in mass.


Democracy has more then its share of flaws as well. Democracy only is true if the people who vote are givin the correct and truthful information. Is it even democracy if people are lied to so leaders can accomplish there own goals.
The war on drugs first took real hardline root with a Reagan, during a time that there was a big push for decriminalization These ideas and rules were made for political gain. The facts our government presented and presents to us are not the truth but fabrcated to mislead the general population, instead of inform.
Reagan used the war on drugs to win an election and with the lies he created this false sense of good and bad. The whole time creating a country that is more dependent on drugs,Turning hard working citizens into not working criminals.

A war on its on people from a government that was supporting Drug lords in other countries because he wanted them to help us overthrow political leaders. Also during Reagan's run as president the CIA trained afganistan militants to be terrorists during russian occupation. Including Famous OSAMA BIN LADEN,and the mujahadeen. After, we left them to control the poppie feilds and to produce and become rich off Heroin and opium they produce and still supply about 75 percent of the worlds heroin and opium including the to the United States.

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We have socialized fire departments and socialized police departments - we have a lot of things socialized when it suits the powers that be to oppress minorities - The greatest service we could hope for is to completely take away asset forfeiture from law enforcement.

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