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Posted: 8/13/2007 10:05:08 AM EDT
I may be wrong but it sure seems like a lot of the stories I hear about JBT's abusing their O-thor-O-tay with American citizzens are coming out of the NorthEastearn states.

Anyone else notice this?
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:12:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 10:13:11 AM EDT by jfrankparnell]

Originally Posted By M4TX:
I may be wrong but it sure seems like a lot of the stories I hear about JBT's abusing their O-thor-O-tay with American citizzens are coming out of the NorthEastearn states.

Anyone else notice this?


when i lived in VT all but one of my run-ins with the law were pleasant. my offenses were few and relatively minor in nature though (underage drinking, speeding etc.)
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:16:27 AM EDT
Massachusetts does more to hurt New England's image than all of the other states with their backwoods shenanigans, combined.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:19:43 AM EDT
I don't think we have the market cornered on the out of line JBT's thing.

It goes on all over.

There's bad apples in every proffession.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:35:42 AM EDT
We're full up with rednecks and have decided to put on a show to dissuade the rest.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:38:43 AM EDT
You just want another reason to piss and moan about The North east.

The report, titled Too Far Off Task, cites 24 recent major Texas narcotics scandals -- 15 involving regional task forces -- in which undercover drug officers were found to have engaged in stealing, dealing or transporting drugs, lying under oath, falsifying government documents and even framing innocent people. The report also points to evidence of large-scale racial profiling by task force members and cites a pattern of arresting the lowest-level drug offenders using tactics that encourage corruption and false accusations.


An Oregon city pays -- again -- for the actions of a criminal cop, a border crime family's ties reach into law enforcement, another border drug cop goes bad, and a crooked deputy in a crooked Tennessee county heads for the federal slammer. Let's get to it:

In Greenville, Tennessee, a former Cocke County sheriff's deputy was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Monday after earlier pleading guilty to cocaine trafficking and carrying a weapon in the commission of a drug trafficking offense. Deputy Larry Dodgin, a 27-year sheriff's office veteran, was arrested in June 2005 after trying to buy $60,000 worth of cocaine from an undercover FBI agent. Dodgin came to the attention of federal investigators rooting through corruption charges in Cocke county in 2004, when he was introduced to the undercover fed, who supposedly worked for a drug trafficking organization. He agreed to work with the supposed gang, and went on to deliver crack cocaine, guard a drug deal in a grocery store parking lot, repeatedly smuggle drug money for the gang, help a cocaine dealing friend stay out of legal trouble, and use drugs himself. Although Dodgin could have been hit with numerous felonies, he was only charged with two, primarily because he agreed to cooperate in the federal corruption investigation. Dodgin helped bring down his boss, Chief Deputy Patrick Taylor, and Taylor's brother Jarrod by brokering a deal with the supposed gangsters and Taylor where the Taylor brothers agreed to buy stolen merchandise Dodgin was being paid to protect. They've pled guilty to theft charges and will be sentenced in July.

In Eugene, Oregon, the city has agreed to pay $900,000 in damages to a woman who was forced to perform sex acts by a Eugene police officer after being caught with a small amount of marijuana, the Associated Press reported. The settlement is the latest and the largest so far in a series of lawsuits filed by victims of sexual assaults by former officer Roger Magana, who is serving a 94-year prison sentence on charges he raped, harassed, or sexually assaulted 13 women during his eight years on the force. In this case, the victim said Magana and other police officers sought sexual favors from her after finding a small bag of weed, and Magana threatened to arrest her and take her child away if she did not perform sex acts with him. Sex occurred on numerous occasions over a year-long period, with Magana arriving at her house in uniform in his patrol car. Another woman said Magana assaulted her about 25 times during the same period, and the lawsuit alleged he preyed on women with drug or alcohol problems. The city has paid out $1.75 million so far in four lawsuits. Six more are set for trial beginning July 5.

In Edinburg, Texas, an Edinburg police officer was arrested while on duty April 19 on charges he is a member of a Lower Rio Grande Valley drug trafficking family led by his brother, a former McAllen, Texas, police officer. Edinburg Police Officer Jesus Lorenzo Meza, 32, was one of nine people, five of them Meza brothers, arrested in joint raids by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Mission, McAllen, and Edinburg police departments. Police identified Francisco Meza-Rojas, 41, as the ringleader of the "Meza Drug Trafficking Organization." He was a McAllen police officer until he quit in 1992. In a statement issued April 23, law enforcement said the Meza family smuggled and shipped cocaine and marijuana to other trafficking groups in the Valley. The bust was the result of a 10-year-old DEA investigation into corruption in the Valley. The nine arrested face conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana charges and are looking at up to life in prison.

In Laredo, Texas, the deputy commander of a local drug task force was indicted April 20 on charges he extorted payments from drug smugglers and traffickers in exchange for protection from arrest. FBI agents arrested Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force deputy commander Julio Alfonso Lopez, 45, of Zapata, along with another man. A statement from US Attorney Don DeGabrielle said the pair were indicted on 10 counts for accepting at least $44,500 from traffickers seeking safe passage through the town. The indictment also alleges they leaked law enforcement information to traffickers and provided storage for cocaine shipments. The arrest comes as the task force, like other scandal-ridden Texas drug task forces, is losing state-controlled federal funds. The Laredo task force is attempting to refashion itself as a border anti-terrorism task force now, because that's where the official money is. It looks like deputy commander Lopez knew where the unofficial money was.

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:39:34 AM EDT
Things are "nicer" in the northeast.

In order to keep WASPy suburban middle communities clean, boring, and safe, you have to sacrifice your freedoms.

something something giving up freedom for comfort, Ben Franklin
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 11:45:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Maxwell71:
You just want another reason to piss and moan about The North east.


No this is a serious observation, yeah you can find bad apples everywhere but it seems that I have been noticing this lately.

I have never been to the Northeast, two of my best buds are from Philly and New Jersey. I have nothing against that area of the country and would like to see it one day.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 11:54:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
Massachusetts does more to hurt New England's image than all of the other states with their backwoods shenanigans, combined.


here is your answer.

don't lump the "northeast" (ME, VT, NH) in with "new england" (RI, CT, MA). they are two *very* different places.


Link Posted: 8/13/2007 11:55:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
Things are "nicer" in the northeast.

In order to keep WASPy suburban middle communities clean, boring, and safe, you have to sacrifice your freedoms.

something something giving up freedom for comfort, Ben Franklin


this man speakes the truth. Living in the dead center of Fairfield CT, the whitest place I know other then the clouds, there is Nowhere to shoot around here, nowhere to go offroading....its terrible...

But, crime is low, if there is even any...and everything is well maintained. Contrary to what people think of the northeast, plenty of people up here shoot, own and love firearms, they jsut don;t use it to sway their votes or they just don't tell anyone because some out there think they are evil. Like some collar popping college kid called my AR15 'Scary Shit' the other day....i don't know how my AR15 is scary in any way shape or form. Maybe thats just me.
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