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(Daily Mail)   Fort Myers: a hop, skip, jump, and Devil's Chair away from Guantanamo Bay   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 101
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2012-01-12 02:42:26 PM
Jesus Christ. I'm normally not one for hyperbole, but it really seems like there's a War on Citizens being waged by the police.
 
2012-01-12 02:44:10 PM
Ftfa:

None of the deputies involved were disciplined in any way
 
2012-01-12 02:44:31 PM
Fort Myers

Yup.
 
2012-01-12 02:45:14 PM
Just curious, any American media reporting this?
 
2012-01-12 02:45:26 PM

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Ftfa:

None of the deputies involved were disciplined in any way


I am sure whoever leaked the picture will be disciplined in some way.
 
2012-01-12 02:45:52 PM
Holy Crap. Sad that the Sick and Asinine tags have to take a backseat to the Florida tag here.
 
2012-01-12 02:46:06 PM
I used to work as a paralegal for a criminal defense firm in Ft. Myers, and so we would get plenty of calls from people angry at the local po-po...

one day a guy called saying the police beat him mercilessly, and then laughed because the room they used had no cameras. They taunted the guy by saying "good luck proving any of this!"

I completely thought he was a nutjob at the time, but this article really makes me feel like he might have been telling the truth.

/ft. myers is in lee county
/what else do you expect from a county named after a rebel leader?
 
2012-01-12 02:46:14 PM

Nina Haagen Dazs: Just curious, any American media reporting this?


Other than the local news? Probably not...
 
2012-01-12 02:46:23 PM
This is why whenever I hear about a cop getting killed while on duty, I don't really give a shiat.
 
2012-01-12 02:46:27 PM
No criminal charges filed against any law enforcement or jail authorities.
How long are we going to stand for this kind of nonsense? How many stories and videos of police abuse must we see before something is finally done about it? My suggestion to law enforcement agencies everywhere is that they had better start cleaning their own houses, punish rule breakers, fire bad apples and get back to public service while they have the chance to do it voluntarily.
 
2012-01-12 02:46:28 PM
...how has no one been charged? I mean, seriously. The sheriff himself is at least responsible ex oficio.
 
2012-01-12 02:47:42 PM
Motherfarking cops.

If you don't believe the Mail, as many people don't, you can google the guys name and come up with similar articles at a number of more reputable news outlets.

We give these farking sadists power over us and they become unaccountable for any of their transgressions.

The saddest and funniest line was that the death was ruled a homicide but an internal investigation cleared the cops who did this of any wrong doing.

This is one of those things that could easily happen to anyone. They murdered this guy and nothing is going to happen to the cops who did it.

MOTHERfarkING COPS


I can't wait to read what the local cop apologists have to say.
 
2012-01-12 02:48:07 PM

radiovox: No criminal charges filed against any law enforcement or jail authorities.
How long are we going to stand for this kind of nonsense? How many stories and videos of police abuse must we see before something is finally done about it? My suggestion to law enforcement agencies everywhere is that they had better start cleaning their own houses, punish rule breakers, fire bad apples and get back to public service while they have the chance to do it voluntarily.


Like that'll ever happen. I weep for humanity and our future.
 
2012-01-12 02:49:57 PM
Yeah but if the incessant pepper spraying and continuous restraint cured him of his brain troubles, those deputies would be up on the stage, their getting their Nobels in Corrective Brain Science.

/just sayin'
 
2012-01-12 02:50:07 PM
Damn. I grew up in ft myers...


Now if this happened in Cape Coral then I'd say this doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
 
2012-01-12 02:50:24 PM
I used to work down there, they have 24 hours mental health facilities (Ruth Cooper, DLC, and Willough) within very close proximity. If this man was legitimately mentally unstable, which is not hard to diagnose, he should have been placed there. There's NO reason not to because we would receive patients like that at all hours of the night from the police when the jail's couldn't handle them.

This is BS, I hope the family bankrupts them and the perpetrators should have to endure this daily for their 20 years sentences.
 
2012-01-12 02:51:17 PM
Looks like he's white or close to it so there won't be any big protests
 
2012-01-12 02:51:34 PM
Executions for war crimes for using chemical weapons on civilians are in order. Start with the pigs, then the chief, then the mayor and keep going up until they message gets through. If that means executing the governor, then fark 'em.
 
2012-01-12 02:53:11 PM
There's nothing to be afraid of! It's just a hop, skip, and a jump! See?)

It's not very far. Just move your little rump

You can make it if you try with a hop, skip, and jump!

A hop, skip, and jump!

Just move your little rump!

A hop skip and jump!

A hop skip and jump!

A hop skip and jump!

Ahopskipandjump,

Ahopskipandjump!
 
2012-01-12 02:53:21 PM
It's like a trip to Hooters after taking some bad acid.
 
2012-01-12 02:55:16 PM
Yeah but he made those cops really mad so they tortured him to death. There's always two sides to any story.
 
2012-01-12 02:56:39 PM

inline4: radiovox: No criminal charges filed against any law enforcement or jail authorities.
How long are we going to stand for this kind of nonsense? How many stories and videos of police abuse must we see before something is finally done about it? My suggestion to law enforcement agencies everywhere is that they had better start cleaning their own houses, punish rule breakers, fire bad apples and get back to public service while they have the chance to do it voluntarily.

Like that'll ever happen. I weep for humanity and our future.


Sadly, you're right. My point is that right now, police departments have the chance to fix these problems before certain groups out there start fight back. Whether or not the police want to admit it, they are heavily out-gunned and with a shiat load of veterans out there, police are also out-trained.

We know the politicians will never do anything about it, so it's left up to the citizens.
 
2012-01-12 02:57:01 PM
Suing them doesn't really accomplish anything other than bankrupting yourselves (ie. it's all tax money).
 
2012-01-12 02:58:05 PM
sounds like another case of a mentally ill person nobody wanted to take responsibility for.
I think my husband is mentally unstable so i'll let him go to Florida to go drinking with his brother.
Oh my mentally unstable husband got arrested good i sure hope they take him to the hospital.
What my mentally unstable husband got abusive with the police and needed to be restrained to the point where he was spitting at them and needed to be repeatedly pepper sprayed? I take no responsibility i'll just sue.
FU you are lucky ( and i bet relieved) he is dead so you don't have to pretend to deal with him anymore.
 
2012-01-12 02:59:34 PM

vodka: Suing them doesn't really accomplish anything other than bankrupting yourselves (ie. it's all tax money).


Suing and winning used to mean someone would lose their job and things would change. Now it seems to mean that in the future they'll just do a better job of covering their asses.
 
2012-01-12 02:59:48 PM
Slap a turban on this guy and replace 'police' with 'soldiers' and you'd have probably a dozen guys all up for a life-no-parole sentence at America's choicest military prison. Just regular FL cops torturing some guy? We'll go ahead and get a few of our boys to sit on the 'investigation committee' and whitewash that for ya, Lou.
 
2012-01-12 03:00:07 PM
An internal investigation concluded there no wrongdoing on the part of any Lee County deputy.

What a shock that an "internal investigation" would find that.

I realize that cops deal with a lot of bad people, but how do you not have at least a little compassion for an old guy with mental problems? Especially since they were already aware of his condition.

And good for that trainee deputy who actually testified to what he saw. He's probably going to get roasted for that by his co-workers, assuming that he isn't just summarily fired.
 
2012-01-12 03:00:36 PM

vodka: Suing them doesn't really accomplish anything other than bankrupting yourselves (ie. it's all tax money).


Actually, I think you can name defendants in both their personal capacity and their professional role, but IANAL. I just read the complaint of that cop in NYC who taped his croniesfellow officers doing all sorts of bad shiat.
 
2012-01-12 03:00:48 PM

Loose_Stool: sounds like another case of a mentally ill person nobody wanted to take responsibility for


That's what I was thinking. Those cops should get some help. And what about that poor man?
 
2012-01-12 03:00:54 PM
RELIGION OF PEACE
 
2012-01-12 03:01:27 PM
A mentally ill person behaves like a frightened animal when hes off his medication? Yeah that's a good reason to torture someone to death. Farking sadist pigs.
 
2012-01-12 03:03:16 PM

Cybernetic: And good for that trainee deputy who actually testified to what he saw. He's probably going to get roasted for that by his co-workers, assuming that he isn't just summarily fired.


Sounds like they didn't get to him in time to explain that citizens are the enemy.
 
2012-01-12 03:04:30 PM
WTF is wrong with this country?
 
2012-01-12 03:05:44 PM

RoxtarRyan: WTF is wrong with this country?


Healthcare is too expensive and too complicated.
 
2012-01-12 03:10:37 PM

paygun: Cybernetic: And good for that trainee deputy who actually testified to what he saw. He's probably going to get roasted for that by his co-workers, assuming that he isn't just summarily fired.

Sounds like they didn't get to him in time to explain that citizens are the enemy.


It's a she. And this is pretty horrible.

/however I'm a cop so in the eyes of many farkers I condone this because I agree with everything all cops do
//I don't
 
2012-01-12 03:12:00 PM
...

/glad I live in a place where cops generally are the good guys.
 
2012-01-12 03:12:58 PM

Lord Dimwit: ...how has no one been charged? I mean, seriously. The sheriff himself is at least responsible ex oficio.


Recent history has shown that even killing people in front of a camera would get on you paid leave as a cop. Just don't call your corrupted buddies out.
 
2012-01-12 03:14:30 PM
There is a much more exhaustive article at HuffPo about this case.

The state's attorney looked at the case and determined that there was insufficient evidence for state criminal charges, and that the case would be better handled by either criminal or civil action in the federal courts. But the US Attorney doesn't seem to be interested in filing criminal charges either. So the federal lawsuit was the only remaining option.
 
2012-01-12 03:16:49 PM
something something food product something

/what the fark is wrong with people?!
//seriously, what the fark?
 
2012-01-12 03:23:15 PM
Eye for an eye. Those who did this should suffer the exact same fate.
 
2012-01-12 03:23:39 PM
Next door Collier County no better. I had a terrifying run in with Collier Sheriff's Dept when I was a youngster. Was with a black friend from Atlanta and we get pulled over for nothing (said we didn't signal the turn) and they planted drugs on my friend. We were roughing it in those days, so by our appearance and car we looked like easy entertainment, but our families had some juice and everything got dropped but the lawyers told us to forget trying to sue for planting drugs and torturing us (dislocating our thumbs after cuffed) unless we wanted some unsolved murder or something hung on us.

We got out of it because our people could afford to help us and those deputies were stupid as they come. They plant an empty pack of cigarettes with marijuana in it on my friend but drug screening showed neither of us smoked weed or tobacco. PI showed that exactly those types of cigarettes were smoked by one of the deputies. No prints on pack. Four dislocated thumbs hard to explain too. They also "found" gay porno magazines in the car, lol. No prints of ours on those either.

Our lawyers had to make noise about going to Feds before it got dropped. Prosecutor HAD to know it was BS but was still intent on nailing us. Cost almost forty grand to make that shiat go away.

These cops are good at guessing which people probably don't have the standing and money to come back on them. There are some good cops out there, probably in Mongolia or something.
 
2012-01-12 03:28:34 PM

Captain_Ballbeard: Cost almost forty grand to make that shiat go away.


Why in the hell would you spend forty grand to beat a simple possession charge?
 
2012-01-12 03:29:29 PM
Send your hate mail the Lee Country Sheriff's office. You can find their address (and phone number) on their website.
 
2012-01-12 03:31:13 PM
www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com

"There is no need for concern - we've removed the
cameras and switched to a brand of pepper spray
that doesn't leave a residue."
 
2012-01-12 03:31:20 PM

Captain_Ballbeard: Next door Collier County no better. I had a terrifying run in with Collier Sheriff's Dept when I was a youngster. Was with a black friend from Atlanta and we get pulled over for nothing (said we didn't signal the turn) and they planted drugs on my friend. We were roughing it in those days, so by our appearance and car we looked like easy entertainment, but our families had some juice and everything got dropped but the lawyers told us to forget trying to sue for planting drugs and torturing us (dislocating our thumbs after cuffed) unless we wanted some unsolved murder or something hung on us.

We got out of it because our people could afford to help us and those deputies were stupid as they come. They plant an empty pack of cigarettes with marijuana in it on my friend but drug screening showed neither of us smoked weed or tobacco. PI showed that exactly those types of cigarettes were smoked by one of the deputies. No prints on pack. Four dislocated thumbs hard to explain too. They also "found" gay porno magazines in the car, lol. No prints of ours on those either.

Our lawyers had to make noise about going to Feds before it got dropped. Prosecutor HAD to know it was BS but was still intent on nailing us. Cost almost forty grand to make that shiat go away.

These cops are good at guessing which people probably don't have the standing and money to come back on them. There are some good cops out there, probably in Mongolia or something.


Why did they dislocate your thumbs?
 
2012-01-12 03:33:44 PM
It's a sign of how low we've sunk that subby implies this would be appropriate if it occurred at Guantanamo Bay.
 
2012-01-12 03:34:32 PM

spentmiles: Captain_Ballbeard: Cost almost forty grand to make that shiat go away.

Why in the hell would you spend forty grand to beat a simple possession charge?


So that his life wouldn't be permanently ruined by having a criminal record?
 
2012-01-12 03:35:50 PM

superdude72: It's a sign of how low we've sunk that subby implies this would be appropriate if it occurred at Guantanamo Bay.


Where the f did subby imply that????
 
2012-01-12 03:36:24 PM

Captain_Ballbeard: Next door Collier County no better. I had a terrifying run in with Collier Sheriff's Dept when I was a youngster. Was with a black friend from Atlanta and we get pulled over for nothing (said we didn't signal the turn) and they planted drugs on my friend. We were roughing it in those days, so by our appearance and car we looked like easy entertainment, but our families had some juice and everything got dropped but the lawyers told us to forget trying to sue for planting drugs and torturing us (dislocating our thumbs after cuffed) unless we wanted some unsolved murder or something hung on us.

We got out of it because our people could afford to help us and those deputies were stupid as they come. They plant an empty pack of cigarettes with marijuana in it on my friend but drug screening showed neither of us smoked weed or tobacco. PI showed that exactly those types of cigarettes were smoked by one of the deputies. No prints on pack. Four dislocated thumbs hard to explain too. They also "found" gay porno magazines in the car, lol. No prints of ours on those either.

Our lawyers had to make noise about going to Feds before it got dropped. Prosecutor HAD to know it was BS but was still intent on nailing us. Cost almost forty grand to make that shiat go away.

These cops are good at guessing which people probably don't have the standing and money to come back on them. There are some good cops out there, probably in Mongolia or something.


What year was this?
 
2012-01-12 03:37:33 PM
Deputy Medical Examiner Dr Robert Pfalzgraf later noted in his autopsy report that, two days after his death, brown-orange liquid pepper spray was still all over Christie's body.

If I was on the jury I would happily vote for all property and assets belonging to the perps to be turned over to the deceased's estate.

Or...

The man in the back said everyone attack and it turned into a.....
 
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