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(Brockton Enterprise)   Police officer files request for overtime pay for all the time he spent preparing for and appearing in court for felony trial. Fark: He was the one on trial   (enterprisenews.com) divider line 38
    More: Asinine, superior court, Stoughton, felony, Brian E. Simoneau, files, extortion, Police Chief Manuel Cachopa, Peter A. Marinelli  
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2009-11-15 12:37:23 PM
David Cohen?
s3.jspenguin.org
 
2009-11-15 01:06:35 PM
The perfect crime!
 
2009-11-15 01:06:59 PM
Fark YOu Buddy
 
2009-11-15 01:07:02 PM
His smug, self righteous face makes a statement.

/that is all that's needed
 
2009-11-15 01:20:17 PM
Stoughton is the Sarah Palin of MA. The stories keep coming and coming. Last week it was the animal control officer fired for giving a lost dog to her friend, this walking set of brass balls, and dozens of other stories. Makes my city look good.
 
2009-11-15 01:22:12 PM
Cohen, 43, was found guilty on four criminal charges in Norfolk Superior Court stemming from his role in the 2002 arrest of a former Stoughton businessman to collect a debt as a lawyer for a friend.

huh?
 
2009-11-15 01:22:54 PM
$113 000? Peanuts (sfw, nsfblood pressure).
 
2009-11-15 01:23:40 PM
jspenguin: David Cohen?

That's "X" Cohen, article cop is "M" Cohen.

/first thing I thought of too
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-11-15 01:24:09 PM
ilikeracecars

According to a blog about the town, a grand jury is looking into more corruption and a couple officers have resigned recently.
 
2009-11-15 01:28:19 PM
TripSixes: Cohen, 43, was found guilty on four criminal charges in Norfolk Superior Court stemming from his role in the 2002 arrest of a former Stoughton businessman to collect a debt as a lawyer for a friend.

huh?


It looks like the cop was also a private attorney. His private client was owed $9,000, so he put on his cop outfit and confronted the debtor, threatening to arrest him unless he paid up.
 
2009-11-15 01:29:22 PM
In that incident, Cohen, armed and in uniform, went into the business officer of Timothy A. Hills and demanded payment of $9,000

Sounds painful
 
2009-11-15 01:31:07 PM
Interesting insight into their thinking: Cops get convicted of running a little criminal enterprise. They bill the city for their defense, because in their eyes the crimes they commit are done under the authority of their employer. This is why I don't trust cops: They do whatever they please and feel they're entitled to full immunity under the color of law.

Basically, it's more of: "Us beating you up isn't a crime -- it can't be, because we're the cops!"

Nothing but "above the law" crap.
 
2009-11-15 01:36:15 PM
The Chief/Sheriff of places like this should all have a policy along the lines of "If I find out your corrupt I'll kill you myself and it'll be suicide by cop."

Oh and "Tough Town" Stoughton is full of retards.
 
2009-11-15 01:39:20 PM
And of course the chief tried to cover it up.
 
2009-11-15 01:39:23 PM
Well, if he was not guilty, then he shouldn't suffer loss from having to defend himself from false charges...

Wait, he WAS guilty? And he spent all that time slowing down the inevitable, and the already overburdened court system in the process? He can take the desire to be recompensed and get all the pleasure he can from CRAMMING INTO PLACES IT WAS NOT BUILT TO BE. I hope he folds it so that it's all corners first.
 
2009-11-15 01:41:57 PM
Damn, that is a farked up town. Here is a related article that is on that same page:

Link (new window)

I think, and it is really hard to keep score given everything that is going on, but it appears they have had 4 police chiefs in 5 years.
 
2009-11-15 01:44:41 PM
The guy needs a stint in PMITA prison to help him revaluate his goals and objectives.
 
2009-11-15 01:49:25 PM
They'll probably have to give him the accrued vacation time, as it is considered wages already earned. The sick time and all the rest, I don't know.
 
2009-11-15 01:50:24 PM
He sounds liberal.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-11-15 01:57:52 PM
From Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher's link: On top of this, the town has paid about $900,000 in administrative leave salaries to Chachopa, Cohen, and Letendre, who was acquitted of two related charges in July 2007.

Town residents are on the side of the dirty cops. They recalled the selectmen who wanted to clean up the department and elected new guys who reinstated the corrupt chief. When their guy was indicted they felt they had to remove him from power, but they did a favor by keeping him on paid status. The chief is on a renewable contract, not civil service, and they didn't have to do that. As I recall the whole mess really got started over a routine decision not to renew his contract.
 
2009-11-15 02:02:55 PM
Now thats chutzpah
 
2009-11-15 02:14:28 PM
Deagan Herumor: The Chief/Sheriff of places like this should all have a policy along the lines of "If I find out your corrupt I'll kill you myself and it'll be suicide by cop."

FTA: Former Police Chief Manuel Cachopa was found guilty by a superior court jury in January of acting as an accessory after the fact to protect Cohen from prosecution.

So, you were close. In the same way 1 and 0 are close.
 
2009-11-15 02:14:39 PM
Umm. This is "the most unpatriotic town in America" because they refused to pay a firefighter overtime he wasn't working and refused to pay him a uniform allowance for a uniform he was wearing, but readily agreed to pay the difference between the town pay and his military pay.

Source (pops)

F'em.
 
2009-11-15 02:43:11 PM
TripSixes: Cohen, 43, was found guilty on four criminal charges in Norfolk Superior Court stemming from his role in the 2002 arrest of a former Stoughton businessman to collect a debt as a lawyer for a friend.

huh?


Yeah, the article makes no sense.
 
2009-11-15 02:49:16 PM
vgss: Deagan Herumor: The Chief/Sheriff of places like this should all have a policy along the lines of "If I find out your corrupt I'll kill you myself and it'll be suicide by cop."

FTA: Former Police Chief Manuel Cachopa was found guilty by a superior court jury in January of acting as an accessory after the fact to protect Cohen from prosecution.

So, you were close. In the same way 1 and 0 are close.


I've been removed from that area for too long, I underestimated their corruption/retardation.

Mine too evidently.
 
2009-11-15 02:52:47 PM
Wouldn't he still be entitled to his accrued vacation pay....if he accrued it while actually working? Or is he counting his time before he actually got "fired"?
 
2009-11-15 03:17:11 PM
ilikeracecars: Stoughton is the Sarah Palin of MA. The stories keep coming and coming. Last week it was the animal control officer fired for giving a lost dog to her friend, this walking set of brass balls, and dozens of other stories. Makes my city look good.

Yeah, but you have an IKEA, so ...
 
2009-11-15 03:23:58 PM
SwiftFox: They'll probably have to give him the accrued vacation time, as it is considered wages already earned. The sick time and all the rest, I don't know.

Most cops have a morality clause in their contract that says that they lose all accrued time etc if they're terminated because they're convicted of a crime.
 
2009-11-15 04:00:05 PM
austerity101: ilikeracecars: Stoughton is the Sarah Palin of MA. The stories keep coming and coming. Last week it was the animal control officer fired for giving a lost dog to her friend, this walking set of brass balls, and dozens of other stories. Makes my city look good.

Yeah, but you have an IKEA, so ...




i work at that Ikea
 
2009-11-15 04:30:14 PM
@ilikeracecars: You, too? I'll be working there 'til the end of next week.

I'm from Stoughton, too, so this is just entertaining as heck to me.
 
2009-11-15 04:35:53 PM
VegasVinnie: Interesting insight into their thinking: Cops get convicted of running a little criminal enterprise. They bill the city for their defense, because in their eyes the crimes they commit are done under the authority of their employer. This is why I don't trust cops: They do whatever they please and feel they're entitled to full immunity under the color of law.

Basically, it's more of: "Us beating you up isn't a crime -- it can't be, because we're the cops!"

Nothing but "above the law" crap.


That's why I believe the US military should police the police.

Nothing says "stop using your power for illegal means" like a tank rolling into the police department.
 
2009-11-15 05:22:47 PM
We had a staffer who had been written up for disciplinary action several times. After her last writeup (which would have been her last, as she was gonna get canned if she was written up again) she decided to contest it. she goes to the main office for several days to talk to upper management about it....and when she returns she has the balls to asked to be paid for (a) her lodging, (b) her food, (c) her gas and (d) her time off, since she had depleted all of her sick and vacation leave.

I saw that and I laughed so hard that I almost pulled something. Someone in management actually thought they SHOULD pay her for all of that. Luckily someone higher up gave them the UFIA.

/state gov't, it's interesting
 
2009-11-15 08:03:09 PM
puffy999:

That's why I believe the US military should police the police.

Nothing says "stop using your power for illegal means" like a tank rolling into the police department.


ecx.images-amazon.com

//would approve that idea
 
2009-11-15 11:41:06 PM
take him out back and shoot him in the head

/you know he'd do it to you
 
2009-11-16 12:33:41 AM
He looks like a smug ahole and he's Jewish, what do we expect?
 
2009-11-16 03:53:26 AM
puffy999: Nothing says "stop using your power for illegal means" like a tank rolling into the police department.

But then who would we call to get the military for illegally acting as police on US soil?
This sounds like the lady that swallowed a spider.

/bad things ahead if we take this path
 
2009-11-16 09:25:38 AM
untaken_name: But then who would we call to get the military for illegally acting as police on US soil?
This sounds like the lady that swallowed a spider.


The real solution is to make sure the reasoning for all discretionary decisions by any agent of government from dmv clerk to POTUS are documented and publicly available. That way corruption would be immediately visible. And of course the penalty for failure to provide adequate documentation would be summery dismissal and prohibition from ever holding a taxpayer funded position again in the future.
 
2009-11-16 10:03:25 AM
GaryPDX: He sounds liberal Jewish.


FTFY

YW
 
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