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Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #592)
Drug War Issues

It's been a relatively quiet week on the corrupt cops front, with just two stories this week, but one of them is a real doozy. Let's get to it:

In Memphis, a former Memphis police officer was sentenced Wednesday to a whopping life plus 255 years after being convicted of 44 counts of civil rights, narcotics, robbery, and firearms offenses. Arthur Sease IV was one of a group of rogue Memphis police officers who from November 2003 through April 2006 robbed drug dealers of cash, cocaine, and marijuana, and then sold the stolen drugs for their own profit. Sease was linked to at least 15 armed robberies during the trial. Three other Memphis police officers and two civilians have already pleaded guilty and been sentenced in the case, though none to anywhere near as long as Sease.

In Bentonia, Mississippi, a part-time Bentonia police officer was arrested Monday on felony drug charges. Officer Carl Fleming, 49, is charged with two counts of selling cocaine. He will remain behind bars until trial. He is not eligible for bail because he is already under indictment for assaulting a school teacher and was out on a felony bond at the time of his arrest.

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Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Actually, calling police even for help can be dangerous 95% of the time. Remember this is a war, they lie, cheat, and, steal behind the protection of a federal law. Know your enemy

Fri, 07/03/2009 - 2:02pm Permalink
tim (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

i'm glad that people (as your self) can see thought the fog that is let out by "all the people in power". this statement could be one of the best that i have ever read here. PEOPLE WAKE UP!

Tue, 07/14/2009 - 9:22pm Permalink
tim (not verified)

[quote]you hate cops so much i bet you've never called them when you needed help. [/quote]
thanks to the drug war, entire regions of the country are awash in crime and violence. citizens aren't allowed to take back their neighborhoods from the hoodlums and the cops are powerless to stop the growing crime epidemic which resulted from their beloved war on plants. either "win" the goddamed drug war or get the fuck out of the way and let the citizens deal with the problem.

Fri, 07/03/2009 - 12:06pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

The key word here is "corrupt". I'll go one further: I HATE ALL corrupt Civil Servants...

Fri, 07/03/2009 - 12:29pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

with nobody else. They work alone all by themselves. And you know when they work alone it's a lone man theft. See cops never do drug raids as a group otherwise there would be charges of conspiracy to steal drugs and money. It would be gangs of cops beating unconcious perps after high speed chases. How silly. They work alone so who's gonna police them? Single rogue cops working alone. Simple!!

Fri, 07/03/2009 - 3:45pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

Corrupt individuals & institutions that violate clearly self-evident inalienable rights should never be tolerated... the populist poiliticians that claim to represent us are required to govern within the strict confines of the constitution they take an oath to protect.... but only to the best of their ability... no matter how feeble or insincere that may be!

Bottomline: Cops too often are required to enforce illegal laws not of their making, or understanding, by politicians and religious leaders operating outside and contradictorily to the constitution... our supreme law of the land!

Why bother with something as time consuming as constitutional amendments when liarticians can pass unlawful abendments to the constitution... like the 'control of some substances act'!

Time is money... and congress has little time for passing 'lawful laws'! Besides why bother 'promoting the general welfare', as the law requires, when you can 'mandate, proclaim, and dictate' as tyrants do?

End Prohibition OR Perish!

Fri, 07/03/2009 - 4:18pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

Reporting anything to police can be contaminating, like going to the hospital for an injury then learning you got streptococcus while being treated.

It is frightening how many police try to prosecute Citizens on the basis they had knowledge about the crime they reported; a CATCH 22. Citizens reporting crimes to Police are often shocked when police charge them with being a co-conspirator because they were privy about a detail of a crime they did not report sooner. What “is sooner” may arbitrarily be decided by police.

Sat, 07/04/2009 - 1:24pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

I have called the police out when my children where in harms way they did not a dame thing they don't protect! They make you feel bad for calling only bust people to get more money why do we pay so much in taxes? I have never had a cop be anything but rude and show off their power! Congress should make new laws for citizens who have a complaint about a police officer. If one is treated poorly in any business they can make a complaint to someone higher up if you do this to a cop WATCH OUT they will remember you and target you. We pay the wages we should have more protection when the police don't do their job!!!!!

Thu, 07/09/2009 - 1:38am Permalink

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