In this segment from last year, CBS News reported onJose Rodriguez, a tow truck operator arrested and charged with a felony while legally reposessing an NYPD detective’s car. The owner hadn’t made his car payments in months and the bank had issued a legal reposession order, but this deadbeat detective refused to let it go. According to CBS, he first attempted to illegally pay off the tow truck driver, then called over uniformed officers to have him taken to jail when he refused to take the cash. The cops also tampered with recording devices in the tow truck, but the stream was uploaded to the cloud and one officer’s mugshot was captured by the camera.
The segment is going viral today without context, as they do, and in this case there’s a less unhappy ending, at least for the tow truck driver:most of the charges against him were droppedafter CBS News covered his case, leaving a single misdemeanor on the sheet. But after the detective sought Rodriguez out privately and harassed him in the street — at least according to Rodriguez —that charge was dropped too.
That detective makes at least $100k a year, can’t afford payments on a $35k Nissan, yet has the cash on hand to bribe a tow guy and the desperation to have him arrested? Impunity is one thing, but this cop has another smell about him entirely.
As parks in upscale areas were packed with sunbathing yuppies, NYPD spent the weekend arresting those who failed to social-distance on the streets. In this video, an unmasked plain-clothes officer is seen brandishing a stun gun sideways like a movie gangster, then attacking a bystander watching an ongoing arrest. Eyewitness News ABC 7 NY reports […]
Boston cops clocked 9,000 hours of overtime at the “Straight Pride” parade — and none of it with body cams
The “Straight Pride” Parade that was held in Boston in the end of August was just another example of thinly-veiled alt-right trolling. Unfortunately, it also worked. A hateful parade of a hundred-or-so people managed to divert hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars into overtime police coverage and shutdown streets during the busiest weekend in the […]
List of thousands of criminal cops accidentally released under public records laws, now CA AG threatens 2 reporters with legal action for having a copy
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told two Berkeley-based reporters that it is against the law to even possess a copy of this never-before-publicly-released list of convicted cops.
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If you always thought you’d be, like, really good at making music as a producer or maybe even a DJ, you’ve probably wished you knew the ins and outs of Ableton software—and that you had the time to learn them. Well, lo and behold, here you are with all the quarantime in the world and […]