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2017-07-19 10:51:36 PM  
"We take allegations like this very seriously..."

That's not going to hold up in Trump's MAGA shiat storm. You better start telling your charges to stop farking with shiat. Because when shiat goes down, you "law enforcers" who shiat on the law? Yeah I won't be there. But from what I understand of simple shiat: there are always more good people than bad people with power. And that cop is going to get farked up.
 
2017-07-19 11:23:48 PM  
Baltimore.

Of course it would be Baltimore.

/Baltimorean
 
2017-07-19 11:44:46 PM  
Apple core!
 
2017-07-19 11:44:53 PM  
"We're above the law and we know it"

In a perfect world, we'd fire all American cops and jail piece of shiat evil criminals like these guys, and replace them all with German / Swedish cops who fire maybe 3 bullets in 10 years.
 
2017-07-19 11:45:21 PM  
That f*ckers gonna get three weeks paid time off to learn a lesson.
 
2017-07-19 11:47:35 PM  
Huh.

Maybe OJ really -was- innocent...
 
2017-07-19 11:48:05 PM  
Digg? I had no idea they were still around.
 
2017-07-19 11:50:24 PM  
Serious question.  What is the point of turning on the body camera if they are already recording?
 
2017-07-19 11:51:23 PM  
The Naked Gun - The Missing Evidence
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2017-07-19 11:51:44 PM  
I wonder what percentage of convictions and accompanying ruination of lives were/are based on exactly this shiat when cameras are not present.

Trying to frame someone for a crime should, in a just society, be one of the most serious offences a person can commit, doubly so if the perpetrator is in a position of authority/trust. Plus every damned case they have testified in needs to be reviewed independently.
 
2017-07-19 11:51:56 PM  
"We take allegations like this very seriously..."

Given the precisely nothing that happened to Freddie Gray's killers, and the ridiculous excuse that got them off, I rather doubt it.
 
2017-07-19 11:53:22 PM  

ISO15693: Huh.

Maybe OJ really -was- innocent...


No, that guy killed his wife and her boyfriend.

But, BUT, I mean he walked away from that, and did like 8 years over some jerseys and football cards?

I don't get it. If you're rich, why the hell wouldn't you just give someone $20 bucks an hour to drive you around and smite people for you?
 
2017-07-19 11:53:42 PM  

Valeriyance: Serious question.  What is the point of turning on the body camera if they are already recording?


They are always recording, but they delete all but 30 seconds before they are "turned on." It seems the cop did not know this, so he busted himself.
 
2017-07-19 11:56:23 PM  
Good work Lou.
 
2017-07-19 11:58:13 PM  

August11: "We take allegations like this very seriously..."

That's not going to hold up in Trump's MAGA shiat storm. You better start telling your charges to stop farking with shiat. Because when shiat goes down, you "law enforcers" who shiat on the law? Yeah I won't be there. But from what I understand of simple shiat: there are always more good people than bad people with power. And that cop is going to get farked up.


Yup. Assholes like that don't deserve a badge, let alone to even be doing burgers. fark that guy.
 
2017-07-20 12:01:10 AM  
And he would have gotten away with it if it weren't so damn cold.
 
2017-07-20 12:02:28 AM  
sat1va

"Applecore!"

Who's your friend?
 
2017-07-20 12:04:38 AM  

dsmith42: Valeriyance: Serious question.  What is the point of turning on the body camera if they are already recording?

They are always recording, but they delete all but 30 seconds before they are "turned on." It seems the cop did not know this, so he busted himself.


Confused....plz explain
 
2017-07-20 12:07:36 AM  
From the Baltimore Sun article:

The man, unable to post $50,000 bail, had been in jail since January, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender's office

The fark?  Been in jail since January awaiting trial.  It's July. What happened to the right to a speedy trial?
 
2017-07-20 12:07:56 AM  
The penalty for this should be 2x the maximum possible penalty of the crime they framed the guy for, with no good time.

And they wonder why we don't trust LEOs.

Burn in hell you bastards.
 
2017-07-20 12:09:44 AM  
we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.
 
2017-07-20 12:09:50 AM  

voodoomedic: dsmith42: Valeriyance: Serious question.  What is the point of turning on the body camera if they are already recording?

They are always recording, but they delete all but 30 seconds before they are "turned on." It seems the cop did not know this, so he busted himself.

Confused....plz explain


There is a buffer that holds the preceding 30 seconds of video prior to the camera being turned on. So, images are always passing through that recording buffer. If you turn on the camera that previous 30 seconds is what is in the buffer and gets sent to permanent storage along with your recording.
 
2017-07-20 12:11:33 AM  

morg: we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.


I mean, the only plausible explanation I can think of for this that isn't corruption is that the cop found the drugs, realized he'd forgotten to turn his body camera on, so then placed them back so that he could turn the camera on and pretend to find them again.

That seems like a long shot though.
 
2017-07-20 12:12:42 AM  

morg: we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.


No, "Investigation" means investigating law books and cop-speak dictionaries trying to find a way to make this not illegal.
 
2017-07-20 12:15:29 AM  

SergeantObvious: The penalty for this should be 2x the maximum possible penalty of the crime they framed the guy for, with no good time.

And they wonder why we don't trust LEOs.

Burn in hell you bastards.


Why time at all?

Cop tried to take someone's life away from them, albeit statutorily. Turnabout's fair play. Last meal then off with his head.
 
2017-07-20 12:15:38 AM  

morg: we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.


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2017-07-20 12:17:58 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: morg: we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.

I mean, the only plausible explanation I can think of for this that isn't corruption is that the cop found the drugs, realized he'd forgotten to turn his body camera on, so then placed them back so that he could turn the camera on and pretend to find them again.

That seems like a long shot though.


And still illegal
 
2017-07-20 12:19:20 AM  

iaazathot: voodoomedic: dsmith42: Valeriyance: Serious question.  What is the point of turning on the body camera if they are already recording?

They are always recording, but they delete all but 30 seconds before they are "turned on." It seems the cop did not know this, so he busted himself.

Confused....plz explain

There is a buffer that holds the preceding 30 seconds of video prior to the camera being turned on. So, images are always passing through that recording buffer. If you turn on the camera that previous 30 seconds is what is in the buffer and gets sent to permanent storage along with your recording.


That's how it sounds to me.  In essence, the camera is always on (as long as the battery has power), and what pressing the "ON" button really does is tell the camera "start saving everything now, including the last 30 seconds' worth of footage."
 
2017-07-20 12:19:22 AM  

Doc Daneeka: From the Baltimore Sun article:

The man, unable to post $50,000 bail, had been in jail since January, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender's office

The fark?  Been in jail since January awaiting trial.  It's July. What happened to the right to a speedy trial?


Or, for that matter, reasonable bail.
 
2017-07-20 12:23:50 AM  

Harlee: Doc Daneeka: From the Baltimore Sun article:

The man, unable to post $50,000 bail, had been in jail since January, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender's office

The fark?  Been in jail since January awaiting trial.  It's July. What happened to the right to a speedy trial?

Or, for that matter, reasonable bail.


shiat like this is why I donate monthly to the ACLU.
 
2017-07-20 12:23:51 AM  
And we've got two fellow officers standing idly by watching as though, "Ho hum. Just another day at the office."

There's more to this story, I'm sure, but I don't see how any of can override proper documentation in initial reports and the questionable legality of discovery of evidence.
 
2017-07-20 12:25:01 AM  

Harlee: Doc Daneeka: From the Baltimore Sun article:

The man, unable to post $50,000 bail, had been in jail since January, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender's office

The fark?  Been in jail since January awaiting trial.  It's July. What happened to the right to a speedy trial?

Or, for that matter, reasonable bail.


Well.... see he's black and looks extra dangerous all the while giving all the C.O.s the stink eye.  Or that's what we heard.
 
2017-07-20 12:25:51 AM  

gaspode: I wonder what percentage of convictions and accompanying ruination of lives were/are based on exactly this shiat when cameras are not present.

Trying to frame someone for a crime should, in a just society, be one of the most serious offences a person can commit, doubly so if the perpetrator is in a position of authority/trust. Plus every damned case they have testified in needs to be reviewed independently.


Anyone -- cop, prosecutor, whoever -- who is found to have, in the exercise of his official powers, planted evidence, withheld evidence, destroyed evidence, lied about a case, coerced a confession, or in some other way taken action which led to the unjust conviction of an innocent person should be, upon conviction, given the same sentence as was given to his victim. It should be that simple. Then maybe we'll start getting some trust in the system back.
 
2017-07-20 12:26:37 AM  
In much more surprising news, Digg is still a thing.
 
2017-07-20 12:28:18 AM  

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Witnesses felony, says nothing

 
2017-07-20 12:30:26 AM  

420Gabriel: TuteTibiImperes: morg: we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.

I mean, the only plausible explanation I can think of for this that isn't corruption is that the cop found the drugs, realized he'd forgotten to turn his body camera on, so then placed them back so that he could turn the camera on and pretend to find them again.

That seems like a long shot though.

And still illegal


Yeah, but that seems like it would be less illegal than actually planting evidence.  It's like taking your tip back out of the tip jar if no one behind the counter sees you put it in so that you can put it back in when they're looking - certainly an ill-advised douche move, but in this case it seems like something that could be dealt with with a suspension and some additional training, vs actually planting evidence which deserves a firing and criminal prosecution.

The only reason I'm even thinking something like that might be the case is because the other two officers are just sort of there watching it happen.  Otherwise it looks like they were getting a tutorial on how to plant evidence.  If that's the case, the Baltimore PD has some serious issues it needs to address.
 
2017-07-20 12:30:57 AM  
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Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told reporters that his department is "looking to see if the officers in fact replaced drugs they had already discovered in order to document the discovery with their body-worn cameras."

I'm thinking:
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2017-07-20 12:32:52 AM  

Doc Daneeka: From the Baltimore Sun article:

The man, unable to post $50,000 bail, had been in jail since January, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender's office

The fark?  Been in jail since January awaiting trial.  It's July. What happened to the right to a speedy trial?


The "Speedy Trial" clock in Maryland is 180 days, with an extension available "for good cause."  So if he wasn't already at the six-month point, he was bouncing up against it.
 
2017-07-20 12:33:51 AM  
Why our justice system is broken,

"the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office that was prosecuting the case offered the defendant a plea deal after reviewing the footage."

The immediate response of the state attorney's office should have been to file charges against all of the cops present, not offering a plea to someone who was farking obviously framed.
 
2017-07-20 12:33:55 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: 420Gabriel: TuteTibiImperes: morg: we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.

I mean, the only plausible explanation I can think of for this that isn't corruption is that the cop found the drugs, realized he'd forgotten to turn his body camera on, so then placed them back so that he could turn the camera on and pretend to find them again.

That seems like a long shot though.

And still illegal

Yeah, but that seems like it would be less illegal than actually planting evidence.


Nope, it's still planting evidence. After all, if you excuse:
"Sure, I planted the evidence, but it's only because earlier when you weren't looking, I totally found the evidence, but forgot to record it,"
... then you inevitably get:
"Therefore you can't convict me for planting evidence, and we can absolutely convict that guy we planted the evidence on. I mean, found the evidence on. Twice."
 
2017-07-20 12:34:39 AM  

dsmith42: Valeriyance: Serious question.  What is the point of turning on the body camera if they are already recording?

They are always recording, but they delete all but 30 seconds before they are "turned on." It seems the cop did not know this, so he busted himself.


Yep. The ability to delete and modify body cam video in different ways is a crucial sales requirement for police. I'd bet this camera's non-deletion of the 30 seconds before being activated will be removed in a forthcoming update.

TuteTibiImperes: morg: we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.

I mean, the only plausible explanation I can think of for this that isn't corruption is that the cop found the drugs, realized he'd forgotten to turn his body camera on, so then placed them back so that he could turn the camera on and pretend to find them again.

That seems like a long shot though.


That will probably be the officer's defense, because as you said, that's about the best-sounding spin you could imagine, and officers investigating the officers should go along with that for the same reason. The president of the Baltimore police union strongly chastised the public for jumping to conclusions just because of planted evidence. A more detailed Baltimore Sun article quoted an ACLU attorney about the explanation:

David Rocah, senior staff attorney with the ACLU of Maryland, said that even "a faked recreation of officers finding the untied bag of drugs" would still be "potentially criminal" and should be a violation of police rules.
...
"So even if it is indeed true that they simply staged a re-creation of finding the drugs, these officers have not only destroyed their own credibility, they have single-handedly destroyed the credibility of every piece of video where BPD officers find contraband without a clear lead-in that negates the possibility of it being staged," Rocah said. "That's quite a day's work."
 
2017-07-20 12:35:20 AM  
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2017-07-20 12:35:37 AM  
What a complete idiot.  At least the camera got him.
 
2017-07-20 12:37:47 AM  

Richard Saunders: And we've got two fellow officers standing idly by watching as though, "Ho hum. Just another day at the office."


EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. 

The "bad cops" don't exist in a vacuum. There are always more hanging around that know what's up, but keep their mouths shut. It's why I can't trust any police officers.
 
2017-07-20 12:39:42 AM  
 
2017-07-20 12:40:18 AM  

Theaetetus: TuteTibiImperes: 420Gabriel: TuteTibiImperes: morg: we launched an internal investigation into the accusations

Accusations? That's a mother farking video. That's the investigation. You already did it. It's done. Congratulations.

I mean, the only plausible explanation I can think of for this that isn't corruption is that the cop found the drugs, realized he'd forgotten to turn his body camera on, so then placed them back so that he could turn the camera on and pretend to find them again.

That seems like a long shot though.

And still illegal

Yeah, but that seems like it would be less illegal than actually planting evidence.

Nope, it's still planting evidence. After all, if you excuse:
"Sure, I planted the evidence, but it's only because earlier when you weren't looking, I totally found the evidence, but forgot to record it,"
... then you inevitably get:
"Therefore you can't convict me for planting evidence, and we can absolutely convict that guy we planted the evidence on. I mean, found the evidence on. Twice."


I don't think it's the same as planting evidence.  Take the body camera out of the equation entirely - if a cop arrives at a crime scene, picks up a shell casing or a bag of drugs, and then puts it right back, he's probably interfered with a crime scene.  He's probably also guilty in some manner of falsifying his report if he doesn't write down what he did, or at least tell his superiors.  The admissibility of the evidence should rightfully be brought into question as a result, but I don't think it falls under any reasonable definition of "planting" evidence.
 
2017-07-20 12:41:18 AM  

Richard Saunders: sat1va

"Applecore!"

Who's your friend?


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2017-07-20 12:42:03 AM  
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On a serious note, you see that on television and in the movies all the time, but it is frigging crazy to learn cops do this in real life.
 
2017-07-20 12:43:22 AM  
"We are fortunate to have Body Worn Cameras which provide a perspective of the events as reported."

I'm sure they'd use that language if the video showed a black guy robbing a bank  "We have a video of this guy sticking a gun in the teller's face, but of course that's only one perspective."
 
2017-07-20 12:44:52 AM  

bluejeansonfire: "We're above the law and we know it"

In a perfect world, we'd fire all American cops and jail piece of shiat evil criminals like these guys, and replace them all with German / Swedish cops who fire maybe 3 bullets in 10 years.


Now this is immigration that I can support.
 
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