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(Lowell Sun)   Confidential informant always knew where the drugs were because he had just planted them   (lowellsun.com) divider line 19
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2013-09-03 01:22:20 PM  
A real Pig's pig.
 
2013-09-03 01:23:13 PM  
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2013-09-03 01:24:18 PM  
At least it was all on the informant and the detectives involved were found to have done nothing wrong.
 
2013-09-03 01:26:26 PM  
Is this an update to the 'smoke' shop with the seven cameras?
 
2013-09-03 01:27:59 PM  
FTFA: Santiago said: "I pretty much stay home now. I don't go out anymore. I feel like I can't trust anyone."

He sounds just like a cocaine addict to me.
 
2013-09-03 01:28:34 PM  

"Santiago accuses police of filing a false report that concealed the informant's role.

Last month, Lowell Police Officer Thomas Lafferty, a 19-year police veteran, and his colleagues in the Special Investigation Section were cleared of any wrongdoing after an independent review showed "no evidence" that two Lowell police informants planted drugs or lied about suspects."



What a bunch of shiat. All these cases are being dropped due to misconduct, but no one is held responsible. This is why bad cops stay in the force and continue on. And then if this guy wins his civil suit, the Police Dept pays off the judgement with tax dollars so what do they care anyways?

Thank heaven I have no reason to go to the Lowell/Lawrence area. What a shiathole.

 
2013-09-03 01:29:45 PM  
So what did the snitches get this time?


Not stitches.
 
2013-09-03 01:30:48 PM  
Here's a pretty good article on Confidential Informat programs.

Yeah, it's pretty farked up.  Authorities are exploiting people who are not in the best position to advocate for themselves.  People are dying needlessly.  It's what you'd expect.
 
2013-09-03 01:32:51 PM  

Muta: Here's a pretty good article on Confidential Informat programs.

Yeah, it's pretty farked up.  Authorities are exploiting people who are not in the best position to advocate for themselves.  People are dying needlessly.  It's what you'd expect.


Add to that prosecutors who just want a conviction, guilty or not.
 
2013-09-03 01:37:15 PM  

Muta: Here's a pretty good article on Confidential Informat programs.

Yeah, it's pretty farked up.  Authorities are exploiting people who are not in the best position to advocate for themselves.  People are dying needlessly.  It's what you'd expect.


Thanks for the link, that was a very good article
 
2013-09-03 01:37:35 PM  
Now that I realize it, after reading this story about the informants being thrown under the bus to absolve the police, Jesse was smart not to trust Hank and Gomez in the last "Breaking Bad" episode.
 
2013-09-03 01:41:56 PM  
But remember citizen; You have nothing to fear, if you are not a criminal.
 
2013-09-03 01:51:20 PM  

MonoChango: But remember citizen; You have nothing to fear, if you are not a criminal.


I remember the case of the desperate informant who picked a house at random to finger as a drug dealer's distribution point, the subsequent SWAT raid and the gunning down and near-killing of one of the occupants. Then there was the time some dealer sent, unsolicited, a box of marijuana to a local politician's house, resulting in a SWAT raid that killed the family's two dogs and could have gotten him sent up the river if he hadn't had a good lawyer.

A common theme seems to be that the cops go in with a show of military-level force and itchy trigger fingers. If we can't put a stop to the targeting of innocents, at least we could quash the SS-style raids in full battle regalia.
 
2013-09-03 02:30:25 PM  
Yet another reason the War on Drugs needs to die.
 
2013-09-03 02:37:29 PM  

skinink: "Santiago accuses police of filing a false report that concealed the informant's role.

Last month, Lowell Police Officer Thomas Lafferty, a 19-year police veteran, and his colleagues in the Special Investigation Section were cleared of any wrongdoing after an independent review showed "no evidence" that two Lowell police informants planted drugs or lied about suspects."

What a bunch of shiat. All these cases are being dropped due to misconduct, but no one is held responsible. This is why bad cops stay in the force and continue on. And then if this guy wins his civil suit, the Police Dept pays off the judgement with tax dollars so what do they care anyways?

Thank heaven I have no reason to go to the Lowell/Lawrence area. What a shiathole.


What they are calling "misconduct" is just another Police method. Planting evidence, lying in open court under Oath, paying people to lie for them etc.

One cannot ever trust a Police Officer under any circumstances. They will find something to arrest or shoot you for if you cross their path. They don't exist to enforce the Law, they exist to make sure the citizen never steps out of line, even if they have to draw that line on the spot.
 
2013-09-03 02:50:37 PM  
Cops pay scumbag to plant drugs. Oh there's something that never happens.
 
2013-09-03 03:34:10 PM  

skinink: Now that I realize it, after reading this story about the informants being thrown under the bus to absolve the police, Jesse was smart not to trust Hank and Gomez in the last "Breaking Bad" episode.


I'm really surprised, no one has mentioned the minor fact of Hank using the same speech tones and words as Walt does when he's setting someone up for extra duty. Hank's little meeting with Skylar was almost the same as Walt's meeting with Jessie.
"If you listen to me, I can save you from screwing me over."
 
2013-09-03 04:40:55 PM  

Muta: Here's a pretty good article on Confidential Informat programs.

Yeah, it's pretty farked up.  Authorities are exploiting people who are not in the best position to advocate for themselves.  People are dying needlessly.  It's what you'd expect.




If we can save, just one child, it's all worth it.
 
2013-09-03 05:22:00 PM  
HEY YELLOW PLAID!
 
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