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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Week after week, the beat goes on. Here's the latest on the bad cop front. Let's get to it:

In Baltimore, a Baltimore police detective was arrested last Thursday on charges he lied on a search warrant application to gain entry to a residence and then tried to obstruct an internal affairs investigation. Detective Adam Lewellen, 30, "willfully and falsely made an oath to a District Court judge that falsely described an alleged controlled buy by a confidential informant and an investigation into a suspect" in order to obtain a search-and-seizure warrant for the home in March. That raid resulted in illegal weapons charges against the home owner, but those charges have had to be dropped.

In Baker, Louisiana, a former Baker probation officer was arrested last Thursday allegedly accepting a $200 bribe from a former city employee who had to take a drug test because of an accident. Peron McCastle, 50, was responsible for administering mandatory drug screens to city employees involved in traffic accidents while driving city vehicles. In August, 2010, a city employee backed a vehicle into a pole and had to take a drug test. McCastle reported that the test was negative, but then told the employee he had actually failed the test and he wanted $200 to record the negative test result.

In Memphis, a former Memphis police officer was sentenced last Wednesday to four years in federal prison after getting entangled in an FBI drug sting. Michael Sinnock purchased 20 pain pills and two pounds of marijuana from an informant, and tried in vain to argue they were for his sick wife, not for distribution. He also escorted the informant as he trafficked duffel bags supposedly filled with 200 pounds of marijuana. Sinnock, 37, copped to attempting to possess hydrocodone with intent to distribute.

In Springfield, Massachusetts, a former Holyoke police officer was sentenced last Thursday to 2 ½ years in state prison for dealing cocaine. Paul Barkyoumb had pleaded guilty to three counts of cocaine distribution. Barkyoumb was a narcotics detective when he was arrested in June 2011 after selling coke to a cooperating witness.

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U.S. Government Intends to Kill the Fourth Amendment

Corrupt Police are alleged to train drug sniff dogs to give false drug alerts on cue—so that police can circumvent the Fourth Amendment to search vehicles and other property. Police may be motivated to circumvent the Fourth Amendment to Forfeit Property. Corrupt Police that train dogs to give false drug alerts to search property, may plant evidence supposedly discovered by their drug dog to make arrests and seize property. Imagine police whose compensation increasingly is dependent on asset forfeiture going to different homes without evidence of wrongdoing with drug dogs, they secretly cue to give a false drug alerts as a premise to raid Citizens’ homes.

Is this where America is Headed? The developing U.S. Police Surveillance State intends to completely thrash the Fourth Amendment, not require warrants when hiding surveillance cameras and listening devices on private property; when seizing and searching Americans’ electronic transactions, phone calls, email—when spying on Citizens’ lawful activities. Congress and Federal Courts have so weakened the Fourth Amendment e.g. using the USA Patriot Act Government and law enforcement (without probable cause) search Citizens’ homes and confidential information (in hopes of finding evidence) to prosecute Americans in criminal, Civil and Asset Forfeiture Proceedings.

With the coming U.S. Police Surveillance State expect higher unemployment, the economy to stagnate and huge increases in federal taxes to support the Surveillance State. Historically once Citizens fear a Government Police Surveillance State they don’t risk investing—in homes, income producing property or businesses a police state government can confiscate (without due process). For example: U.S. Government can use the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 to charge without providing so called secret evidence that all of a Citizen’s assets are subject to civil government forfeiture under the USA Patriot Act—claim a Citizen supported an undefined terrorist act or hostilities; charge without providing evidence that a Citizen’s associate, tenant, visitor or employee committed a crime or violation that made their real property, business and or other assets subject to government forfeiture.

In a Police Surveillance State, government employees are usually paid higher salaries and more benefits compared to working citizens spied on by Government. Expect individuals and businesses that support or are connected to the developing U.S. Government Police Surveillance State will more easily secure government employment and business contracts while most other Americans will be shut out. That happened in Nazi Germany after Hitler started enforcing laws similar to The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that Pres. Obama signed among others. Some U.S. corporations and their operatives work so closely with U.S. Government and law enforcement to spy on, arrest Americans and forfeit their property, they appear to have merged with U.S. Government—similar to Hitler’s SS and (private secret police) Gestapo that merged its police and spy activities with the Reich Government to target German Citizens for arrest and property forfeiture that opposed the Nazi Government.

Should a Total U.S. Government Police Surveillance State take over America, expect most tangible assets owned by Americans will depreciate, become difficult to sell. Once large numbers of Americans fear a U.S. Police State, most consumers will buy only products absolutely necessary. Expect corporations and individuals protected by a U.S. Police State, that don’t have to fear U.S. Government or police confiscating their property, will profit buying up Americans’’ distressed real and personal property; including property confiscated by U.S. Government. That happened in Nazi Germany.

Expect Americans will be afraid to involve themselves with grass-roots causes. Under NDAA, U.S. Government or the President can charge any activity, statement, communication supported or (was directly aligned) with an individual or group that government deemed a threat to National Security to order someone’s arrest; including journalists.  

It appears problematic at some point, Americans won’t be allowed employment or the right to operate a business unless approved by Homeland Security; and Homeland will prohibit without explanation Americans using pubic and private transportation without Government approval.

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