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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
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2014-07-05 05:38:23 PM  
9 votes:

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 05:42:34 PM  
6 votes:
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 05:49:09 PM  
4 votes:
"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 05:46:40 PM  
4 votes:
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 05:40:31 PM  
4 votes:
....and cue the irrational all cops are saints defenders in

Oh they're already here.
2014-07-05 05:40:16 PM  
4 votes:

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 05:38:12 PM  
4 votes:

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 05:43:04 PM  
3 votes:
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 06:38:15 PM  
2 votes:
A .32 makes a fine throwdown weapon.

But it's not much good for anything else.

Just sayin'...
2014-07-05 06:22:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 06:06:43 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:41:05 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:38:35 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:38:03 PM  
2 votes:
"Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk." (Henry David Thoreau)
2014-07-06 06:43:51 AM  
1 vote:
Here is a suggestion:
Pool up all the cops' retirement funds, pay any lost lawsuits from that fund.

Pretty soon those 'few' bad apples will be pushed over that thin blue line.
2014-07-05 07:49:22 PM  
1 vote:

Frantic Freddie: gilatrout:
There's even a link to the GOP's token Latina, Gov Martinez.

Racist much?

Asshat.


It's not racist when a liberal does it. Geesh! It's like you guys never learn anything
2014-07-05 07:35:10 PM  
1 vote:

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

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I'm a huge supporter of law enforcement: but the ABQ cops are completely out of control. They're barely one step away from Chicago summer of 1968.
2014-07-05 07:21:44 PM  
1 vote:
gilatrout:
There's even a link to the GOP's token Latina, Gov Martinez.

Racist much?

Asshat.
2014-07-05 06:57:28 PM  
1 vote:

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.


The manufacturer has a basic report where they say they don't know why it wasn't working:

http://www.abqjournal.com/420842/news/maker-cant-say-why-camera-didn t- record.html

According to the report: Before the incident, the camera was powered on around 11:15 p.m. on April 20, then went off around 11:30 p.m., recording once. It was turned on again shortly after midnight, and went off again around 4 a.m., recording three times. It was turned on again around 4:15 a.m. and turned off a minute later without recording anything.
Neighbors heard shots fired around 5:45 a.m. on April 21, and Taser's log shows that the camera turned on at 5:15 and was on for about 30 minutes without recording anything, before turning off at 5:46 a.m. It then turned on again at 5:54 a.m. for only a few seconds. Seconds later, it turned on again, until it shut down at 6 a.m.
After 4:15 a.m., the "system did not receive any record commands," the report states.
The report says that the camera's cable was damaged, but that it was fully functioning. The camera was missing a clip that could have helped prevent the cord from disconnecting from the camera, the report states.
While the system can tell if an officer commands the camera to stop recording, it cannot tell if the power is disconnected intentionally or because the cable disconnected, the report states.


As for "Is this the only times it wasn't working?"  Eh, probably not.  These are the times that people went to pull video from the incident and discovered that it wasn't working.  The real test would be to use the camera and try to pull video from all the days that are just him doing regular police work with no incidents or complaints, and see if all the video of him doing routine traffic stops, stop & chat, and other things is there.  If there are huge gaps in the video during routine days where he doesn't have anything to hide, that's an indicator that they have serious problems with their camera hardware.
2014-07-05 06:21:17 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:16:31 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:14:42 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:10:56 PM  
1 vote:
This will all stop when the cops shoot at least five judges.
2014-07-05 06:03:41 PM  
1 vote:
thenypost.files.wordpress.com

These things happen sometimes. Just some technological bad luck.
2014-07-05 06:01:05 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:01:05 PM  
1 vote:
"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 05:54:48 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:43:43 PM  
1 vote:
We'll, on the bright side he'll have plenty of time to get it fixed on his paid administrative leave.
2014-07-05 05:35:26 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-07-05 04:29:24 PM  
1 vote:
Correlation not equal causation.
 
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