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OUTRAGE: NJ Cop Puts CBS 2 Cameraman in Chokehold

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posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:24 PM
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OUTRAGE: NJ Cop Puts CBS 2 Cameraman in Chokehold


wcbstv.com...

What started as a peaceful demonstration by parents whose children were murdered on the streets of Newark turned violent.

"Put your hands behind your back," the officer said. "He's going with me. Put your hands behind your back."

When CBS 2 HD's reporter on the scene, Christine Sloan, protested and said he couldn't arrest the cameraman, the officer said, "I can do whatever I want."

The camera kept rolling, as the officer put CBS 2 photographer Jim Quodomine in the choke hold and placed him under arrest.

Witnesses took pictures of the incident and told CBS 2 HD what they saw.
(visit the link for the full news article)





[edit on 27-10-2008 by DimensionalDetective]




posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:24 PM
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What the?!? HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!


ANOTHER thug cop violating the constitutional right to free press and roughing up a news cameraman for filming a PEACEFUL protest on public property!!

What is going on with this disgusting nonsense?!?

"Put the camera away"

"Why?"

"Because I said so."

I guess that's all that matters anymore. Pay no attention to constitutional laws or rights, just OBEY, because the "authority" says so.

Unreal.

Make sure to check out the short video on this...

wcbstv.com...
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 27-10-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:28 PM
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Wait a minute, did you read this?


"While these individuals are private security officers, they are bound by the rules and regulations of the Newark Police Department. Therefore, they are subject to our disciplinary process," Booker said.
(same source)


Since when are private security companies allowed to work with cops?



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:29 PM
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The link says page not found. Looks like they want no trace.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:31 PM
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The link does not work now for some reason...

According to S-Dogs information, they were in fact NOT police officers...

Semper



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:31 PM
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Originally posted by NateNute
The link says page not found. Looks like they want no trace.


Here ya go: CBS



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:32 PM
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Who?

The Newspaper?

It is their link, not the police..

Semper



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:33 PM
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"While these individuals are private security officers


Exactly

Link

Semper



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:35 PM
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Semper, you should know this.
Are armed private security allowed to work for police departments on the behalf of those departments with badges and everything?
That doesn't sound right to me.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:41 PM
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Hey guys, original link is up and running. For some reason it wouldn't work tagged for me?

Check out the footage and let me know what you think...



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:43 PM
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S-Dog...

Not anywhere I have ever worked... But New Jersey is weird in many ways...

Not 100% about their regulations...

Semper



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:46 PM
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Sounds like a story as of its own.
I know for a fact that it is not the case in NYC and DC.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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Okay, Newark PD is saying the guy isn't with them, but referring to "discipline" for him? Is that refrerring to legal discipline? Because that terminology sounds an aweful lot like what they do to their own who get out of line...


The Newark police director told CBS 2 the investigation into the special police officer continues and that there could be other disciplinary action taken.

Special police officers also wear uniforms similar to city police and can radio in for help.


"Special Police Officer"? What the heck is that? LOL



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:56 PM
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Yes what is that indeed.
That is almost the bigger story here.
Is Hailiburton or Blackwater leasing out cops for hire?

DD I trust that you are on the case.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:58 PM
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Newark special police officer suspended after arresting TV cameraman



Sharif is a 12-year veteran of the special police, whose officers are trained and can be disciplined by the Newark police but have a separate command structure.

They are available for hire by public agencies and private groups and on Sunday were working for the church that sponsored the demonstration, said Newark Mayor Cory Booker.




posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Okay, Newark PD is saying the guy isn't with them, but referring to "discipline" for him? Is that refrerring to legal discipline? Because that terminology sounds an aweful lot like what they do to their own who get out of line...


The Newark police director told CBS 2 the investigation into the special police officer continues and that there could be other disciplinary action taken.

Special police officers also wear uniforms similar to city police and can radio in for help.


"Special Police Officer"? What the heck is that? LOL



I knew of some "special police officer" when I lived in Maryland. These are regular civilians who "volunteer" (and are sworn in) thru the police dept. for events or anywhere cops are needed and they need extra guys.

I think many states have this program.

I will try and find a link to support this



Also...Fairbanks Alaska has this program too

Here is there program: www.ci.fairbanks.ak.us...

[edit on 10/27/2008 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective"Special Police Officer"? What the heck is that? LOL


I was wondering the same thing, I found this wiki link. Scroll down to the US section.

[edit on 27-10-2008 by Saidin]



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 08:03 PM
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Hmmm...

It doesn't sound like he's a regular officer that was just working off duty. Some type "police reserve" type of thing maybe??

Not quite a cop but not exactly private security officer either.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 08:06 PM
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Well, I will come out and say it.

This is, in fact, precisely what it seems to be.

Shudder.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 08:06 PM
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Here is Montomery County MD (where I lived)



www.montgomerycountymd.gov.../content/POL/districts/chief/communityservices/volunteers.asp

Members of the Volunteer Resources Section are making important contributions in the following areas:

* Administration * Drug Conspiracy * Satellite Station Operations
* Alcohol Enforcement * Forensics * Station Operations
* Auto Theft * Fraud * Stress Management
* Crime Analysis * Investigations * Technology
* Community Outreach * Major Crimes * Traffic
* Communications * Media * Training
* Community Policing * Patrol * Translation/Interpretation
* Crime Prevention * Pawn * Victim Assistance
* Crime Solvers * Records Management * Warrant Search





Volunteers and interns serve with diligence, pride and dedication, and they continue to introduce new ideas, a fresh outlook and an invigorating spirit to our workforce. Their contributions are highly valued and greatly appreciated by the Police Department and the community it serves. The Volunteer Resources Section puts into practice the philosophy of community-oriented policing -- citizens and police, working in a partnership to ensure a safe community.


Last edited: 10/16/2008




[edit on 10/27/2008 by greeneyedleo]



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