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(BenSwann.com)   Albuquerque Police officer's lapel camera has its third malfunction, but this time during a shooting instead of the previous two times where he only beat people up. Coincidence?   (benswann.com) divider line 91
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2014-07-05 04:29:24 PM  
Correlation not equal causation.
 
2014-07-05 05:00:54 PM  
Blame the manufacturer of the faulty camera, this poor cop has some serious bad luck.
 
2014-07-05 05:04:53 PM  
No
 
2014-07-05 05:35:26 PM  
...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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2014-07-05 05:38:03 PM  
"Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk." (Henry David Thoreau)
 
2014-07-05 05:38:12 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Blame the manufacturer of the faulty camera, this poor cop has some serious bad luck.


They are, or want to, but the ex chief is a consultant to the company and the city hired consultants to help the city in negotiations with the DOJ that also have ties with same company.

These guys are corrupt from the top down. There's even a link to the GOP's token Latina, Gov Martinez.
 
2014-07-05 05:38:23 PM  

KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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Not sure what would be irrational about bashing cops like this who continually have convenient "malfunctions" with cameras and other evidence.
 
2014-07-05 05:38:35 PM  
I'd like to know how often these things "malfunction" as a whole before I become overly outraged. If these were the ONLY three times the camera failed to work then I'd say something appears to be fishy.
 
2014-07-05 05:39:36 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: No


yes. let's give him many more chances.

/really, no
 
2014-07-05 05:40:16 PM  

KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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Is the DOJ report finding ABQ police unconstitutional use of force irrational?
 
2014-07-05 05:40:31 PM  
....and cue the irrational all cops are saints defenders in

Oh they're already here.
 
2014-07-05 05:40:56 PM  
New tech stuff, just got to work the bugs out.
 
2014-07-05 05:41:05 PM  

Boojum2k: KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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Not sure what would be irrational about bashing cops like this who continually have convenient "malfunctions" with cameras and other evidence.


No no you see, you're the bad guy here for not automatically giving a LEO the benefit of the doubt.  Cos I'm sure he's on the level and all.
 
2014-07-05 05:41:50 PM  
It's perfectly normal for the evidence to vanish when a cop tries to get away with acting out.

Nothing to worry about.
 
2014-07-05 05:42:34 PM  
Not only should cops have to wear body cameras, but if they discharge their firearms when it's off they should be fired and tried for interfering in a police investigation and tampering with evidence.

Cops are people, people can't be trusted.
 
2014-07-05 05:43:04 PM  
Cop in question seems to have a history if giving the most beneficial story for himself. He probably destroyed the battery clip himself and if he didn't he's in dereliction for not reporting it and getting a new one.
 
2014-07-05 05:43:09 PM  

KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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as opposed to the irrational suspect bashing and shooting and.......
 
2014-07-05 05:43:43 PM  
We'll, on the bright side he'll have plenty of time to get it fixed on his paid administrative leave.
 
2014-07-05 05:44:03 PM  
Though it's set in Wyoming, isn't Longmire filmed in NM?  Put him on the case.
 
2014-07-05 05:44:19 PM  

Boojum2k: Not sure what would be irrational about bashing cops like this who continually have convenient "malfunctions" with cameras and other evidence.


Irrational to think that the opinion of a lowly civilian matters.
 
2014-07-05 05:46:02 PM  
I would support a taser malfunction that sets fire to his balls as a punishment for destroying evidence.
 
2014-07-05 05:46:22 PM  
Well, I love cops. They're best when you're hosting a grill party. I'll admit that all my friends think so to, but it doesn't matter how many friends I invite over, we can never seem to finish a whole one by ourselves.
 
2014-07-05 05:46:40 PM  
Evidence missing three times and a history of conflicting reports and yet there are people who will still justify the murdering of civilians. Willful idiots.
 
2014-07-05 05:47:01 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: We'll, on the bright side he'll have plenty of time to get it fixed on his paid administrative leave.


Unless of course he chooses to retire with full pay. The shame.
 
2014-07-05 05:48:17 PM  
No coincedence in a criminal investigation.
 
2014-07-05 05:49:09 PM  
"You have to wear this camera and record all of your activities.  This will help avoid instances of misconduct."
"What happens if the battery dies?"
"Nothing"
"What happens if there's a problem with the wire?"
"Nothing"
"What happens if the camera's aimed poorly?"
"Nothing"
"What happens if I just turn it off and kill people?"
"Not a damn thing"
"Great, thanks"
 
2014-07-05 05:52:00 PM  
I'm not against police using deadly force if the situation merits it, but nowadays police have shifted their measure of last resort to the normal modus operandi.

You see communities supporting them less and less.
 
2014-07-05 05:53:55 PM  

nyseattitude: Evidence missing three times and a history of conflicting reports and yet there are people who will still justify the murdering of civilians. Willful idiots.


Damitall, the term preferred by our government overlords is "useful idiots". Try to get it right comrade, or it's off to the re-education camp.
 
2014-07-05 05:54:48 PM  

KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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Tell me Mr. Statist, do the jackboots you lick taste better before or after they've kicked an innocent person to death?  Or does it take the murder of a dog first to make them palateable?
 
2014-07-05 05:55:35 PM  

uttertosh: Well, I love cops. They're best when you're hosting a grill party. I'll admit that all my friends think so to, but it doesn't matter how many friends I invite over, we can never seem to finish a whole one by ourselves.


Hawaiian luau?
 
2014-07-05 05:58:48 PM  

KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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And may the sacred baton of justice make repeated contact with your scull during a 'routine stop'. Just for science.
 
2014-07-05 06:00:06 PM  

nyseattitude: Evidence missing three times and a history of conflicting reports and yet there are people who will still justify the murdering of civilians. Willful idiots.


She stole a car and was running away. No wonder the officer felt his life was in danger.  He had to kill her.

And as for the camera, this kind of camera tech is so new, it just doesn't work if there is any jostling or running or shooting happening.  It's not like people who wear cameras while sky diving or skiing or in combat or whatever are able to get any useful images.  Um. Actually.....nevermind.......  maybe this guy sweats a lot and that's why the camera keeps malfunctioning?
 
2014-07-05 06:01:05 PM  
"Camera malfunctions" should be prima facie evidence tampering. The law should be that should such occur, the officer is stripped of immunity and any jury advised of such.

a few of those and camera will be able to survive a nuclear blast without malfunctioning.
 
2014-07-05 06:01:05 PM  
I can fully believe that the equipment is faulty. That would be about par for the course in any government agency. (This stuff is cheap! Great, buy lots of it! Who cares if there's no warranty!) And I can fully believe that, if equipment is going to fail in the way described, it would be during a fight or other physical altercation when the wires are likely to be twisted or pulled.

What I can't believe is that it would happen three times, to a guy with a history of beating suspects, and ONLY to him, repeatedly, at critical moments in the incidents, and for no apparent reason. Once is bad luck, twice is deliberate. This guy needs his balls in a vise.
 
2014-07-05 06:03:41 PM  
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These things happen sometimes. Just some technological bad luck.
 
2014-07-05 06:04:58 PM  
Here is another example of how unreliable this fancy camera tech is.  The intense vibration of a helicopter, with the camera mounted on a guys head, who is being lowered by a winch.  Notice how the camera just shuts itself off.  Oh wait, it doesn't.


http://globalnews.ca/news/1432314/watch-daring-helicopter-rescue-in- wa shington-state-as-hiker-clings-to-cliff/
 
2014-07-05 06:06:43 PM  
Police party story:  When I was a lad living in an on-base dorm, we used to keep getting the police shutting down our parties every weekend.

It came to light that a cop in a neighboring dorm did not like the parties and was calling all the complaints in.  It further was revealed to us that the dorm that he lived in was composed exclusively of police.

Next weekend, we went up and down their hallways and invited all those farkers to our party.  We got more complaints (the parties had got larger and louder), but the cop car would pull up,  a few drunk SP's would go lean against it for a while, and away it would go. Never got shut down again!

I guess this is different from killing random people for fun, but it's the only story I have for this thread. ; p
 
2014-07-05 06:07:37 PM  
Albuquerque, NM- The Albuquerque Police Department is under scrutiny again after an investigation of APD officer Jeremy Dear ....

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2014-07-05 06:08:34 PM  
I could make a killing manufacturing little caps that cover the little camera and distorts the microphone (if it has one).

Of course, someone may have already done it and the Albuquerque police have already received their bulk order.
 
2014-07-05 06:10:56 PM  
This will all stop when the cops shoot at least five judges.
 
2014-07-05 06:12:49 PM  

fusillade762: I'd like to know how often these things "malfunction" as a whole before I become overly outraged. If these were the ONLY three times the camera failed to work then I'd say something appears to be fishy.



I can tell you from experience that its a LOT! Those cameras are all pieces of shiat. I couldnt tell you how many times Ive gotten into butt puckering situations and thought "Oh thank God my camera was on, its gonna save my ass" and then find out later it never started working. Its been so bad at my department most of us dont even bother putting them on anymore. Just got some new ones though that seem to work better, but theyre 10x bigger and as soon as you get into a scrap they fly off so it doesnt do much good.
 
2014-07-05 06:14:42 PM  
I admit I don't particularly like cops, especially when they're poking around in my slightly nefarious endeavors (speeding, washing cars in a drought, etc.), but I would not hesitate to call them in a true emergency.  However, stories like this make me reconsider just what constitutes an emergency more and more, especially when the good cops won't get rid of the bad ones.
 
2014-07-05 06:16:31 PM  
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said

A quick googling didn't reveal a middle name, but I hope his parents had a sense of humor and it's "Of."
 
2014-07-05 06:19:46 PM  
If the IRS taught us anything, it is just perfect timing of failures in government hardware.
 
2014-07-05 06:21:06 PM  

gilatrout: JoieD'Zen: Blame the manufacturer of the faulty camera, this poor cop has some serious bad luck.

They are, or want to, but the ex chief is a consultant to the company and the city hired consultants to help the city in negotiations with the DOJ that also have ties with same company.

These guys are corrupt from the top down. There's even a link to the GOP's token Latina, Gov Martinez.


Yes. In a town that is controlled by liberals, the obvious villain is the GOP.
 
2014-07-05 06:21:17 PM  

KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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Cue the boot licking before the 4th post.

Dude was turning his camera off before he committed crimes, 3 times.  He is a criminal.  You are a useful idiot.
 
2014-07-05 06:22:29 PM  

gilatrout: JoieD'Zen: Blame the manufacturer of the faulty camera, this poor cop has some serious bad luck.

They are, or want to, but the ex chief is a consultant to the company and the city hired consultants to help the city in negotiations with the DOJ that also have ties with same company.

These guys are corrupt from the top down. There's even a link to the GOP's token Latina, Gov Martinez.


Oh. And yes. The belief that there is only one Latino in the whole GOP is in no way racist. Liberals properly own all minorities.
 
2014-07-05 06:23:25 PM  

cherryl taggart: I admit I don't particularly like cops, especially when they're poking around in my slightly nefarious endeavors (speeding, washing cars in a drought, etc.), but I would not hesitate to call them in a true emergency.  However, stories like this make me reconsider just what constitutes an emergency more and more, especially when the good cops won't get rid of the bad ones.


The upside: The cops might shoot the guy who was trying to break in. The downside: They might shoot you instead.
 
2014-07-05 06:33:52 PM  

GORDON: KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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Cue the boot licking before the 4th post.

Dude was turning his camera off before he committed crimes, 3 times.  He is a criminal.  You are a useful idiot.


useful???

/'slpain luucee!
 
2014-07-05 06:34:57 PM  

KeeptheChief: ...and cue the irrational cop-bashing in

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
 
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