The Horror That Is The NOLA PD

I do not know if my reader has heard the horrors of the New Orleans Police department…..they have had problems for decades…..corruption, felonies, intimidation and brutality…….but I recently read a report that made me ashamed that these dicks are sent out to “protect and serve”….a concept that is foreign to the NOLA PD……..

In the latest blow to New Orleans’ scandal-weary police department, a city inspector general’s report claims five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of more than 1,000 cases of sex crimes and child abuse—with one detective cited for stating that simple rape should not be considered a crime. The report, out yesterday, examined the detectives’ work between January 2011 and December 2013 and found “an indifference to our citizens that shouldn’t be tolerated.” They have been transferred to patrol duty pending further investigation. More particulars, per the report:

  • A detective failed to investigate a case involving a 3-year-old brought to the ER for an alleged sexual assault, closing the case without charges even though the child had a sexually transmitted disease. The same detective closed the book with no charges on two cases involving children brought to the ER with fractured skulls.
  • Another detective allegedly told several people that simple rape—sex without consent of one party—should not be considered a crime. This detective handled 11 simple-rape cases, five of which saw no follow-up reports and one with no initial report.
  • Two detectives are accused of writing six reports—on the same day in 2013—to make it appear that they had done follow-up reports years ago.
  • The detectives classified 65% of 1,290 sex crime cases as “miscellaneous,” for which no report at all was written.
  • Of the remaining 450 cases, detectives followed up on only 179 cases; 105 of those were handed over to prosecutors, who in turn prosecuted 74 cases. The report calls on police to fully investigate the 271 cases that the detectives failed to properly check into.

A shameful legacy for the PD……

Liars Elude Justice–Again

I have been a critic of the Iraq War from the beginning and of course that made me rather unpopular after 9/11….I was accused of being unpatriotic and un-American….I knew that the BS about Saddam being in league with AQ was crap…….Saddam would have NEVER let such an organization exist in Iraq……anyone that could have challenged his authority…….I could see NO reason for an attack on Iraq in those days if terrorism was the basis of a war in Afghanistan and Iraq……

I said after the start that someone needed to be held responsible for all the needless death and destruction…..again I was all the things that is un-American.

Now there is a call for someone to take accountability for all the stuff that happened in Iraq……of course our crappy leaders will NEVER have to face their crime….but there was a ray of hope in the UK…..there has been an investigation on what was truth and what was lies….it looked promising……until very recently…..

Sir John Chilcot, the head of a British inquiry into the invasion of Iraq, has conceded defeat on his efforts to release the details of over 130 conversations between former President Bush and former Prime Minister Tony Blair related to the plot to invade Iraq. Sir John admits now the records will never be made public.

Instead, under the terms of a secretive agreement between the Cameron government and the Obama Administration, the Chilcot Inquiry will only be allowed to give “the gist” of what was discussed in certain of the conversations, and that none of it can provide any information related to President Bush’s views.

Though Sir John himself made it clear this was quite a defeat for his struggling inquiry, the Cameron government tried to spin it as a major accomplishment, saying the gist would be a lot more than they had ever anticipated would be allowed by the US.

The Chilcot Inquiry was announced in June 2009 by the Gordon Brown government, but has stalled for years, with the government promising to “protect” the US from embarrassment in the release. Years later, even predictions of a 2015 publication still look extremely unlikely.

There is going to be NO justice for all the death and destruction…..now because of all the lies and misinformation it looks like not even the country of Iraq will survive our war……

It is never too late to make the bastards face justice……I am talking about bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and even Obama and Clinton……keep the focus on what they have done and maybe one day they will get what is coming to them.

Just a friendly reminder!

since this report Tony Blair has come out of his shell to speak…….he has said “the situation in Iraq was not the responsibility of the those that attacked Iraq.  That societies like Iraq ruled by a dictator results like this should be expected once he is removed.”

Okay I read that and had a good laugh at the stupidity of the statement and the stupidity of those that believe such pure manure.  if we went into Iraq because Saddam was gonna use WMDs and we eliminate the cause….we should have expected this to happen…..right?  WE DID NOT!  in our rush for oil we could not see the sand for the camel crap!

But if you like good humor read Blair’s essay………http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/tony-blair-iraq-essay-full-text-we-have-to-liberate-ourselves-from-the-notion-that-we-caused-this-crisis-we-havent-9537514.html?printService=print

A pretty good piece by Blair….I understand the necessity but I question his premise………let know what you think…..

 

Good That We Have Laws

We are a nation of laws and every American likes to think of themselves as law abiding citizens…for we, as I have said, are a nation of laws.  Some laws are good and others not so.  We Americans want laws that protect the innocent from criminals but do not want laws that protect those innocents from gun violence.  We have laws that protect our right to free speech…..even when the speech is lies.  We have laws that grant us freedom of religion and there are those that would like to make a religious belief mandatory.  We have laws that protect us citizens from cruel and unusual punishment while condone it.  We have laws…….well you get the idea………. laws at times are contradictory.

Moving on.  Okay you guys remember back in the day when there was this idea to put a mirror on your shoe and walk up to a group of girls and try to get a look under their skirts….you probably have to be an old fart to remember……….and this situation brings me to my point….I read an article the other day that made me shake my head…….

Women who ride the Boston subway will not be pleased to hear that the state’s highest court says it’s legal for someone to take “upskirt” photos of their privates. The state Supreme Judicial Court thinks it should be illegal, but the justices say current laws don’t cover it, reports the Springfield Republican. The problem is that the Peeping Tom law in question was written to protect people who are nude or partially nude—someone in a changing room, for instance—not riders on the subway who are fully clothed, reports AP. “A female passenger on a MBTA trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering [private] parts of her body is not a person who is ‘partially nude,’ no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing,” says the court ruling. It’s good news for Michael Robertson, who was arrested in a police sting in 2010. He didn’t dispute that he took upskirt photos but argued that it’s not a crime. The justices agreed today, but state lawmakers vowed afterward to quickly close the loophole, reports the Boston Globe.

Yeah you read that right.

Basically, if she is wearing underwear it is not illegal……but if she is going ‘commando’ then you are a pervert………I must be missing something.

Sometimes the lack of logic just amazes me.

And then…after writing this a new report has come out……..I want to be fair……..

If you were outraged by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that deemed “upskirt” photos legal, you can turn that frown upside down. Just a day after the decision, state lawmakers voted yesterday to outlaw the snapped photos of “sexual or intimate parts” in public in an “unusually swift action,” USA Today reports. The bill, which flew through the House and Senate, carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail and a $5,000 fine if the victim is 18 or older, and five years in jail and a $10,000 fine if underage. Gov. Deval Patrick said he would sign the bill into law, the AP notes. “It is sexual harassment,” Senate President Therese Murray said after the bill’s unanimous approval. “Woman and children should be able to go to public places without feeling that they are not protected by the law.” (Though good news, gentlemen: It applies to male victims, too.) The state’s Peeping Tom law only protects people who are nude or partially nude, like someone in a changing room; the new bill applies to anyone who “photographs, videotapes or electronically surveils” a person’s private parts without consent. “Not only did we get it done quickly, but I think there was a feeling that we did it right,” the House speaker said. “We wanted to make sure that this would be a law that would pass all legal questions that could arise.”

Any thoughts?

Charity Begins At Home

The day after…..are you sick of leftovers yet?

Today’s rant will be the use of the term charity.  Charity?  Yep it is that time of the year when people think about donating…..I wish I could say that most do it out of the kindness in their heart but…..let’s be realistic….it is the end of the year and tax time approaches.  While there are many organizations that do good work there are just as many that are nothing but a scam…..please do not misunderstand I do NOT hate all charities….while I do see them necessary…..my problem is……..why?  Why are they necessary?

Like the numerous charities that claim to help our returning vets especially those that are in need of rehab and such…..my problem is that they should NOT be in existence.  Why?  The repair of the returning vets is a debt owed them by the government that since them to their doom and maiming…..there should be NO need for these charities to feed on the guilt of the Americans that did not participate.

Sorry, had to get that off my chest.

I also do not appreciate those animal rights groups that ask and ask for donations and 80% of the cash goes for administration fees….not to preserve the animals and their habitat…..

Charities can become a scam when they appeal to the guilt that people may have for whatever reason for whatever cause…….

(Newser) – This month, the man behind a $100 million “charity” scam was finally convicted on 23 felony counts. But “the most outrageous aspect of the case is that much of what [John Donald] Cody did was probably legal, or at least not specifically illegal,” writes Ken Stern in the New York Times. Cody’s US Navy Veterans Association purported to help needy Navy vets, but much of the millions raised over eight years stayed with the for-profit telemarketers who brought it in from unsuspecting donors. The rest went to Cody and various lawmakers, and the whole thing unraveled only because two reporters started investigating.

Yet, outrageous though it may seem, “the alleged fraud was not that very, very little money ever went to Navy veterans,” Stern writes. Rather, it stemmed from things like Cody filing registration documents with false information. “The irony is that he could have accomplished virtually his entire enrichment scheme without ever violating the law—and others have figured that out.” The IRS simply doesn’t have enough staff to adequately regulate the charitable sector, and neither do state and local authorities. (Indeed, the IRS actually audited the Navy Veterans charity in 2008 and found nothing amiss.) That’s why donors need to do their homework before giving, by first checking sources like GiveWell to find worthy organizations. Click for Stern’s full column.

There is NOT a penalty stiff enough to hit these con artist with……the problem is they have money and an army of lawyers……and that prevents these parasites from paying dearly for their transgressions….

Please, if you must donate at least check them out and donate to the ones that actually do the work that they promise they would do with your cash…..

The Zim Man Just Can’t Win

We all remember the name, George Zimmerman, and I am sure that his name will drudge up a wealth of emotional response but I am here to talk about the happenings since the trial………

(Newser) – George Zimmerman hasn’t had much luck staying out of the spotlight since his acquittal. There was the gun factory visit, the heroic car-crash rescue, the speeding with a gun incident, and now another brush with police. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida police stopped a bearded Zimmerman in Lake Mary on Tuesday morning. He was clocked at 60mph in a 45mph zone, and was handed a $256 ticket (last time he was just given a warning). He apparently wasn’t penalized for not having his registration on him. The encounter was caught on the officer’s chest-mounted camera.

Again?  I mean he did well when he got the PR for helping that accident victim….good press but he just could not let it go……..

(Newser) – George Zimmerman’s wife acknowledged last week that her marriage was in trouble. And now we know that Shellie Zimmerman wasn’t exaggerating: She has filed divorce papers, reports ABC News. Her lawyer confirms to AP that the six-year marriage is ending. Shellie, who still must serve 100 hours of community service for lying on the stand about their finances, had complained about “living like gypsies” after her husband’s release from jail.

All this and the civil suit that is coming his way….he just cannot catch a break….

And then recently he made the news again……

Despite calling 911 and saying her her soon-to-be-ex-husband George Zimmerman was threatening her with a gun today, Shellie Zimmerman has decided not to press charges. Police in Lake Mary, Florida, say she and her father—the owner of the house where the incident took place—have signed paperwork declining to press charges against George, the Orlando Sentinel reports. “They both have declined to press charges against George,” says the local police chief. “We have no victim, no crime.” Earlier, WKMG released about 5 minutes of the audio of Shellie’s 911 call. She tells the dispatcher: “He’s in his car, and he continually has his hand on his gun, and he keeps saying, ‘Step closer,’ and he’s just threatening all of us with the firearm.” “Step closer and what?” asks the dispatcher. “And he’s going to shoot us,” she replies. At another point in the recording, she can be heard warning her father to get back in the house, saying, “I don’t know if he’s going to start shooting at us or something.” (For the completists, ABC News has a full transcript of the call). Police previously said they could not find a gun at the scene, but a Lake Mary cop now says authorities have seized George’s firearm. However, “more than likely we’ll be giving it back,” he says, per the Sentinel reports.

After the debacle of the police showing up there is another story for the Zim Man……

The next phase of the George Zimmerman chronicles now hinges on a smashed iPad. Police investigating yesterday’s domestic disturbance between Zimmerman and estranged wife Shellie say her iPad has video of their confrontation that could determine whether he (or she) faces any charges, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The problem is that the device is smashed into several pieces, and Shellie accuses George of breaking it on purpose. Still, police think they’ll be able to retrieve enough to figure out what went on. It turns out that yesterday’s disturbance began over a disagreement over unspecified belongings at their home in Lake Mary, Fla., reports AP. Shellie has filed for divorce and moved out, but police say she returned with her father to collect some things. She has said she is not interested in pressing charges, but police will make the final call. George, meanwhile, told police that she pushed him during the incident.

I do not like posting gossip but this whole affair brings back memories of the OJ trial…….once OJ was acquitted the whole white race waited on the edge of their chairs for karma to catch up with him…..the same for the African-American community and Zimmerman…they were disappointed in the outcome of the trial and now they wait for karma to bite Zimmerman in the butt.  Like I said….No different from the OJ trial and verdict!

Ignored By MSM

Now that I have vented about the Clintons let’s move on to other issues……….

We all have heard the stories about embassy closings or RNC picking a pathetic battle with MSM, of course there will always bee a NSA story and a Obama scare story….but there were other stories that need our attention……but for some reason the MSM does not like these….

1. Over 200 arrested at anti-Chevron protest: More than 200 people were arrested outside of a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California, one year after a pipeline leak sparked a major fire at the facility.

2. Extreme heat is killing off thousands of fish in Alaska: Water temperatures reached 80 degrees in some parts of Alaska, prompting mass die-offs of salmon and trout.

3. Maine’s lobster boom, and why experts predict a dramatic bust: Maine’s lobstermen are enjoying a record catch, but it may be short-lived thanks to climate change.

4. Florida will hold hearings on its “Stand Your Ground” law this Fall: After weeks of protests by activists, Florida’s state legislature will hold hearings on its infamous “Stand Your Ground” laws sometime this fall.

5. NRA board member Ted Nugent: Trayvon Martin got what he deserved: Referring to the teenager as bloodthirsty “wannabe gangsta,” the conservative musician said that Martin “got justice.”

6. What you need to know about the closings of U.S. diplomatic facilities: Dozens of U.S. embassies across the world have been temporarily closed. Here’s what you need to know about why that is and what it means for the debates over diplomatic safety and privacy vs. security.  (This one made the nightly news….it is substance for more BS)……..The Right is stroking put because Obama told AQ that they were listening….but ask yourself….if he had not done this and there had been another attack what would the Right hve to say?  This is just too silly for the news…..

7. Spurred on by anti-abortion lawmakers, North Carolina’s Health Department is cracking down on abortion clinics: An outside investigation reveals that state lawmakers’ crusade against abortion may be directly influencing the health department’s recent flurry of clinic closures.

8. Banks continue to flout foreclosure law in Massachusetts: Wrongful foreclosures continue to plague homeowners in the state.

9. Police are seizing the property of people who have never been accused of a crime: As law enforcement officers continue to ramp up use of a controversial practice known as civil forfeiture, police are seizing cash, cars, houses, and other assets in the name of drug enforcement without ever having arrested or charged their owners with a crime.

10. Chicago cardinal pulls support from immigration groups who also back marriage equality: Cardinal Francis George says immigration groups that support marriage equality don’t “respect the teachings of the Catholic faith.”

I am open to any theory on the reason that these stories were ignored……tell me…..then we can discuss……