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Two Las Vegas Cops Arrested In Seperate Incidents For Child Porn & D.U.I.

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posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 01:56 PM
I didn't see a big need for a thread on each of these so put them together in one thread.

Google's tip leads to officer's arrest for child pornography

LAS VEGAS - A tip that started with Google led the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to arrest one of its own officers on child pornography charges, according to the arrest report. Metro investigators arrested 37-year-old James Henry, who has been with the force since 2002. Henry surrendered to investigators Thursday morning. He faces 10 counts each of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. He is a patrol officer with the Convention Center Area Command.

In an afternoon news conference on Thursday, Deputy Chief Al Salinas said Metro received the tip two weeks ago and served a search warrant on Henry's home and 10 images were found on his computer that showed boys between the ages of 9 and 16. Officer Henry was put on paid administrative leave, at that time.

I'll have to say either this guy isn't too bright, which is par for the course when concerning cops, or there's a little hinkiness here. 10 pictures isn't a whole hell of a lot and Google would never lie, would they? This one makes me wonder although there's little in the story to actually go on. If true then the guy is a total idiot for using Google.

Henderson officer arrested for DUI, multiple counts.

CCDC records indicate that Joseph Lawrance is facing 11 different charges including false statements to obstruct a public officer, reckless driving, driving under the influence and driving the wrong way on a one-way road.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson says the 31-year-old Lawrance was arrested a little before 1 a.m. Thursday after callers reported seeing a Toyota Tundra pickup driving the wrong way on U.S. 95 near Durango Drive. The 31-year-old was also charged with having an open alcohol container and prescription medication in his vehicle and possibly having a gun under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Lawrence has been placed on paid administrative leave while police investigate.

Brilliant. This is insane. These are the guys who bust people for this all the time yet they can't refrain from doing it? Driving the wrong way om a freeway with alcohol and scripts AND A GUN? We are supposed to trust these guys and say "How high?" when they order us to jump?

If even the cops can't be bothered to obey the law then why do we have it? I saw a ex-cop the other day have a few beers and drive home. I know he was over the limit but he did it anyway. There's one bar here not far from me that is a cop bar, always full of cops. I'd put money on not all of them being sober when they go home yet they do it anyway. Aren't they supposed to be better than this? How the hell does one get on the freeway going the wrong way in the first place? I've been really stupid over the years and done some really odd things, especially when I was a drunk, but never once did I get on the freeway going the wrong way.

edit on 10/24/2014 by TheSpanishArcher because: Unneeded Type.

edit on 10/24/2014 by TheSpanishArcher because: Changed Title To Better Reflect Two Stories

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 02:32 PM
a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

Both on vacations paid for by people that pay taxes. Own it or change it 'Murica. Anything in between is irrelevant.

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 02:32 PM
I consider each of these topics important, and I hope you will reconsider separating them.

As for child porn possession and distribution, the amount doesn't matter. You seem to dismiss it as being insignificant, but when someone steps into distribution and is stopped from continuing, then why is that unimportant? He crossed two lines and will have his day in court as it should be, but in the meantime I hope he is suspended from the force. It's a criminal charge and it should have consequences.

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 02:45 PM
a reply to: aboutface

There's no button in this forum for a new thread so I had to post in another forum and have the mods move it. I thought it might be easier on them to just put them in the same place. Sorry, it's done now. I can, however, change the title as there should still be time so maybe I can help there.

I'm just throwing out there what I can glean from the little in the article. It seems odd to me that he only has ten pictures. If you are going to do it, then why only ten? That just seems a little low to me. Google, well, we have heard crap from them over the years. Many don't trust them any farther than they can throw them(maybe even less than that) so I do think that is a unreasonable question.

I'm not saying the story isn't what it is just that it seems a little off to me. Aren't there bots around that can put porn or other stuff on a persons computer? Distribution seems a really odd word to use as he only has ten pictures. To me, that word means he's involved in high level trafficking of thousands or pictures, which is usually the case. I have NO love of cops so I would be happier than hell if this guy gets the full term, if this is in any way true.

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 03:25 PM
Maybe the loser just couldn't wait to share? Again, when he begins to forward stuff be it one single photo or all ten, he's into criminality. However, I do think some lawyer will probably say a virus automatically sent it out. The point is, he had ten. Why not delete them beginning with the first one?

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 03:46 PM
As for your second topic my late husband was an alcoholic policeman in denial. No one did anything about it, because with the exception of a single diabetic officer, the others *all* showed signs of serious drinking problems too and always always covered for each other. They were for the most part very pleasant and helpful guys, so not many formal complaints were made. Trashing police cars in ditches, drinking quietly on the job because of their long hours, It was a taste of hell for many of us and the children in those families. The blue code exists for sure. When I finally knew there would never be real help out there for him or meaningful support for me and the children, we split.

Las Vegas is a fountain of booze and all kinds of stuff, so I'm betting many others who work with him consider themselves lucky not to have been the one who was caught. Alcoholism imo is a real problem in police forces. I am not bitter, just sad that this has remained so hidden in the shadows for so long.

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 04:10 PM
a reply to: aboutface

You seem to think he's already guilty. There is this innocent until proven guilty sort of idea here that is supposed to be the cornerstone of our system. Even for cops, of whom I dislike very much yet I can't go there just yet.

Your mileage varies, I get that, but I just can't say he's guilty with almost no information to go on.

As for deleting the pics, if he didn't know they were there, how could he? The probability is very slim, I will acknowledge that, but it IS possible.

There's a Law & Order:SVU episode where they find pics that they think are child porn but aren't as the super in the building had taken money from a pesticide company to test the effects on people. The pics were to document what was happening. Sure, it's fiction but that stuff isn't all crap and just made up. Many of their stories are just twisted around from real world stories.

I seriously don't doubt the cops would arrest one of their own without a damn good reason so that has to be taken into account. But with so little info from the source, and I looked at one other local station and didn't even see the story(may have missed it), so that's all we have to go on at this point.

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 04:25 PM
a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

I have no idea if he is guilty, but by calling him a loser and your catching that, I have to do an aboutface and mentally realign. So thanks for that. He'll be given his opportunity to hash it out in court.

edit on 24-10-2014 by aboutface because: typo

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 04:41 PM
a reply to: aboutface

No problem.

If true, then how did he hide this? One doesn't just become a child pornographer overnight so there should have been something, somewhere, to show this guys proclivities. It took Google to tell them about this? These guys are issued guns and basically can shoot whomever/whatever they want most times with no repercussions and he's got frigging child porn on his computer and gods only know what else?

Quite the scary scenario. With all the stories coming out daily of cops abusing their powers how can ANY of them be trusted? They are just people too(at least, supposedly) and subject to all the stresses of life like anyone else.

That bar I mentioned. It's packed on Fridays and Saturdays. The odds of all those cops not being drunk when they drive away are non-existent. Yet they do it anyway, damning the laws they are supposed to uphold. It's right there in the other story where the damned guy was on the wrong side of the freeway with alcohol, pills and a gun in the car.

So where does that leave us? If the people who are supposed to uphold the law don't give a flying fart about the law then why even have laws? People kill, people do drugs, these are against the law and have never stopped regular Joe's from committing these crimes so how do we get the supposed good guys to follow the law?

I have lots of questions about the way things are but no answers.

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 05:28 PM
So long as they can get away with it, they will continue. It would take some massive Ralph Nader type to expose the problems and address them, just because it's so pervasive. No politician will touch it. Victims are not an organized cohesive group. And Lord help the ones who try to take them on. My kids have paid a heavy price and are marked by it.

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 08:19 PM

Google reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an image depicting sexual content involving a child had been uploaded and linked to a particular email address, the report said.

are u joking really

if this guys really guilty ... just plain stupid i mean just wow might aswell of gone to work and shown the pics to his boss

im from vegas most the time the cops out hear are allright and its rather unushual to see anyone drunk going the wrong way down a freeway

but dui is about the norm out hear most people have one

posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 08:59 PM
a reply to: markovian

Thanks for that quote. I totally missed that. Must have skim read or just been stupid. The only other info I could come up with is 20 instead of 10 pictures. My Google search only came up with local sources for this story. There were a couple I didn't recognize but none of the MSM seemed to have it. That may or may not be odd.

Also wondering if it's the norm for local cops to arrest in child distribution cases. Wouldn't the Fed's be all over this as online can go anywhere? That also may or may not be odd. I never really thought about it before and don't know how that works.

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