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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:42 PM

US attorney: 'Dirty cops' protected drug dealers

Source: CBSatlanta.com

The fallout continued among local law enforcement agencies Wednesday after 10 metro Atlanta police officers were charged with taking bribes in exchange for protecting drug dealers.

Federal indictments said the officers were in their patrol cars wearing their uniforms, with their department-issued guns in plain sight, as drug dealers flooded the streets of Atlanta with cocaine.

"When the cooperator put the word out on the street that he needed dirty cops to protect his drug deals, he got a lot of takers from police officers all across town," said U.S. Attorney Sally Yates.

"Remarkably, one of the police officers actually suggested that future drug deals be conducted in the parking lot of a local high school so they could exchange backpacks there, and that exchange of backpacks wouldn't be something that caused suspicion," Yates explained during a news conference Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/21137660/us-attorney-corrupt-cops-take-thousands-in-cash-to-protect-drug-dealers



Hat tip to TVNewslies.org.

The War on Drugs, making dirty cops from the ranks of the police! More cops in schools!

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Reply US attorney: 'Dirty cops' protected drug dealers (Original post)
Trillo Feb 2013 OP
mopinko Feb 2013 #1
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #2
jsr Feb 2013 #8
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #3
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #6
russspeakeasy Feb 2013 #4
toby jo Feb 2013 #5
jsr Feb 2013 #7
frylock Feb 2013 #9
jsr Feb 2013 #10
Sunlei Feb 2013 #11
kelliekat44 Feb 2013 #12

Response to Trillo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:05 PM

1. news from the department of duh.

everyone in my neighborhood knows where the drug markets are. they are brazen. what other possible explanation for this is there?

fuck the war on drugs.

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:25 PM

2. And this is surprising, why exactly?

Dirty cops also protect other dirty cops. Come to think of it, "clean cops" routinely protect dirty cops.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:43 AM

8. More specifically

"Clean cops" protect their pensions by keeping their mouths shut.

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:47 PM

3. The Drug War Chronicle keeps a weekly tally of drug-related law enforcement corruption.

Three, four, five, six or more cases every week. They've been doing it for years:

http://stopthedrugwar.org/taxonomy/term/27

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:37 AM

6. Thanks for this...

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:20 PM

4. In Floriduh, this would be page 9 news.

In Miami, it wouldn't make the paper.
And administrative leave is considered punishment.

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:38 AM

5. And on the federal level, it's the cia & others running drug ring circles

down south to pay for black ops.

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:40 AM

7. The tradition continues

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:56 AM

9. you liberals just love to hate cops

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Response to frylock (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:04 PM

10. And LOVE murderers, dontcha know?

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:16 PM

11. the local police get to keep the cash and assets from drug busts, no oversight.

Some of these police departments are flush with drug-raid loots and massive amounts of cash. The police departments across America get to keep the loots of their drug raids. I bet this kind of police corruption is all over America.

That booty should go to a national (not local or state!) run account. Be used equally over the entire of America. All the police should be required to wear lapel cams 24/7 and the records permanently saved for all officers. dash cams are not good enough.

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:23 PM

12. We not only need national standards for education but for law enforcement too. nt

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