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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:14 PM

FBI arrests 4 Conn. officers in town where investigation found pattern of anti-Hispanic bias

FBI arrests 4 Conn. officers in town where investigation found pattern of anti-Hispanic bias

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Four police officers, including the president of the local police union, were arrested by the FBI on Tuesday on charges that they assaulted illegal immigrants and created false reports to cover up abuses in a New Haven suburb where a federal investigation found life was made miserable for Hispanics.

The East Haven officers assaulted individuals while they were handcuffed, unlawfully searched Latino businesses, and harassed and intimidated individuals, including advocates, witnesses and other officers who tried to investigate or report misconduct or abuse the officers committed, according to the federal indictment.

Federal authorities began investigating police in 2009 in East Haven, where the federal probe last month documented a pattern of abuse. Latino business owners said rough treatment by police drove many newcomers from Mexico and Ecuador to leave the city.

The arrests were welcomed by Hispanic business owners in East Haven, including Luis Rodriguez, an immigrant from Ecuador who had complained of harassment by police at his Los Amigos Grocery store.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fbi-arrests-4-conn-officers-on-conspiracy-obstruction-charges-after-civil-rights-probe/2012/01/24/gIQAVBVKNQ_story.html

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Reply FBI arrests 4 Conn. officers in town where investigation found pattern of anti-Hispanic bias (Original post)
The Straight Story Jan 2012 OP
sharp_stick Jan 2012 #1
T S Justly Jan 2012 #2
Nye Bevan Jan 2012 #3
lumpy Jan 2012 #4
Fuzz Jan 2012 #5
REACTIVATED IN CT Jan 2012 #6

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:18 PM

1. It's going to be funny

to watch the new repuke mayor, who just brought the guy that seems to be "unindicted co-conspirator 1" back from forced leave to retake his job. I forsee a very short return to career for Mayor Joseph Maturo.

http://www.courant.com/community/east-haven/hc-east-haven-police-fbi-arrests-0125-20120124,0,4014487.story

This is going to be very interesting.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:45 PM

2. Not bad. But, it will have to be done thousands of times in thousands of communities ...

 

If we want the rot out of American law enforcement.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:16 PM

3. Wannabe 1950s Mississippi sheriffs (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:28 PM

4. Romney's solution to undocumented aliens in action was used in New Haven, you see?

nt

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:30 PM

5. How the f did I know it was East Haven.

 

It's getting really bad there. Lot's of racists in that town and a few rich people with water front properties that make a lot of noise.

My fundie sister lived there for a time, on the water, and I saw this first hand.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:27 PM

6. The comments are not surprising

I live one town over from "Staven".

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