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N.J. doctor supplied steroids to hundreds of law enforcement officers, firefighters

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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N.J. doctor supplied steroids to hundreds of law enforcement officers, firefighters


www.nj.com

From a seemingly above-board practice in Jersey City, Colao frequently broke the law and his own oath by faking medical diagnoses to justify his prescriptions for the drugs, the investigation shows.

Many of the officers and firefighters willingly took part in the ruse, finding Colao provided an easy way to obtain tightly regulated substances that are illegal without a valid prescription, the investigation found.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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Sheesh, just what we need, folks carrying guns and batons with an overload of testosterone flowing through their systems.

THAT certainly wouldn't have any potential for a disaster. lol

Oh wait, it did:


Six of those patients — four police officers and two corrections officers — were named in lawsuits alleging excessive force or civil rights violations around the time they received drugs from him or shortly afterward.

Others have been arrested, fired or suspended for off-duty infractions that include allegations of assault, domestic abuse, harassment and drug possession.



Pretty wild that so many were involved in this.

And these people were involved with 'protecting the public'.

www.nj.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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Ha that's funny. Before I read the 2nd post here I had thought to myself "ah that would explain a lot of police brutality"

Not good.. this could be happening anywhere. Maybe this will hike up drug testing requirements more frequently. If they were tested once every two weeks, it would be hard for them to hide it.

I googled a bit and found that most steroids stay in your blood for 3 weeks to 18 months. I bet coppers only get tested once a month or even way less than that.

Not that steroids are good (i've never done them), but i'd rather firemen using it than cops.

Steroids + Cop + Gun + Taser + Pepperspray + Handcuffs + LAW = ....

Steroids + Fireman + Hose + Burning building = Fire put out quickly


Though another way to look at it, is that it might have gotten some cops/firemen killed by bad decisions based off their emotions/mood affected by the steroids.
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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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Sheesh, just what we need, folks carrying guns and batons with an overload of testosterone flowing through their systems. THAT certainly wouldn't have any potential for a disaster. Oh wait, it did:


No wonder we are seeing an increase of idiotic behavior in Law Enforcement.


ROID RAGE


Roid rage is a term given to people who act in very aggressive or hostile manner after taking large doses, usually on a regular basis, of anabolic steroids, sometimes nicknamed as roids. In recent times, several prominent murders and brutal attacks have been linked to roid rage, which might suggest a person is less responsible for committing a crime. This is not always an adequate defense given that people who take anabolic steroids tend to do so willingly. Further, roid rage resulting in violent behavior may be a little more complex than it is generally portrayed in the media.....

There have been several clinical studies assessing roid rage, and it does turn out that people who are most likely to experience it are also most likely, prior to steroid use, to be extremely angry, hostile or violent. This suggests that roid rage may most occur in those who are already at risk for violent behavior. These studies further suggest that roid rage is not a suitable legal defense for committing violent acts, since the person who claims it as a defense may have already had tendencies toward violence. These tendencies or violent acts can further be a side effect of ending steroid use, since the mood elevation properties of steroids when suddenly cut off could result in acting in a violent manner. Long-term users of steroids should be carefully watched and helped medically to recover from what might be termed steroid addiction.

www.wisegeek.com...

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Mm, makes me think that whenever there is a situation with police using excessive force, the victim should demand that the officers involved be subjected to a drug test.

Something tells me this might be more widespread than this specific area.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by wcitizen
Mm, makes me think that whenever there is a situation with police using excessive force, the victim should demand that the officers involved be subjected to a drug test.

Something tells me this might be more widespread than this specific area.


I agree with this assesment. I am sure that we would see this all across the board if investigations were completed in every city.

Think about it for a second. Police and firefighters have jobs that at times do take some toll on the body. Steroids would help with strength and recovery time from muscle breakdown. That answers the question on why they would want it.

Police and fire fighters generally beneft from medical insurance that is better or at least equal to most of the population. This doctor was benefitting financially from having these public servants come into his office, faking records, passing out scripts and getting paid a hefty fee from the insurance company. That answers the question of why the doctor would partake.

Now who pays the salaries of these publ;ic servants and whose money is it that pays for their benefits. I think you will find in most cases that it is you and I, the taxpayer. Our tax dollars have become the pokcet book for this illegal behavior, for the benefit of the doctor, and our tax dollars can be seen as responsible for any victims of the roid rage or excessive force used by these public servants as a byproduct of the staeroids.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 11:41 AM
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Who pays for anyone's salary or benefits? We all do. Exchanging paper for services has been a part of our way of life for nearly a century. Remember when the paper meant something? Me neither because I wasn't born in that era.

Seriously, the people that say they pay for the Police and Firefighter salary should look in the mirror on their own job. Where does THAT money come from, huh? Yes, tax payers pay for the Police and Firefighters, and that is a needed expense. But don't you dare sit there and say YOU pay for these people's salary and benefits like people don't do the same for you.

And the people that don't have a salary... they get welfare. That is a different story, though.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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Here is a thought that may be received poorly by the various Unions....

After each and every allegation of brutality, unecessary force, violent outburst, or general bullying and poor relations with 'citizens'... perhaps these officials should be subjected to blood analysis for steroid use....

or would that be infringing on their rights?



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 12:13 PM
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This certainly does not come as any shock to me, and I would even suggest it is more common than most people realize. Police Officers are at a bit of a disadvantage in some areas, hence why they have no issues with steroids. Think about it, you lock someone up for an extended period of time, where they go to prison and do not have much to do, but they can work out. Which a lot of inmates do. They work out, they get bigger, they get stronger and are eventually released. Turned loose again on society and are much bigger, stronger, and worse than what they were when they first went into the prison system. Some police feel like they need the steroids in order to, for lack of a better word, compete with inmates who will come back into society and offend again.

I am in no way justifying the actions of these officers, but on one hand I can certainly understand it. I think testing police officers for steroid use after shootings and complaints of brutality is a wonderful idea.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Dude that's a really good suggestion, certainly a meme worth pushing.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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It's not shocking in the least, but still very frightening nonetheless.

Not very cool.. not cool at all. Most of these guys probably don't work-out as much as they need to in order to use steroids. Not to mention, they probably just take roids and then sit in their squad cars for 5 hours a day or more.. just sitting in there, marinating in aggressive chemical imbalances and unbalanced hormones.

I prefer they just eat donuts, I would support that, and would yield to not make fun of them for eating donuts anymore, as a trade-off.
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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by wcitizen
Mm, makes me think that whenever there is a situation with police using excessive force, the victim should demand that the officers involved be subjected to a drug test.

Something tells me this might be more widespread than this specific area.


You win the best suggestion of the day.

I would imagine every major city has roid up cops, just look at Ronnie Coleman, he is their roid champion, though he seems to be a nice guy....lol



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by Modern Americana
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Seriously, the people that say they pay for the Police and Firefighter salary should look in the mirror on their own job. Where does THAT money come from, huh?


I am self employed and my income comes directly from my customers.



Yes, tax payers pay for the Police and Firefighters, and that is a needed expense.


I agree, And never stated otherwise.



But don't you dare sit there and say YOU pay for these people's salary and benefits like people don't do the same for you.


Actually I will call out those who are abusing what my money goes to, just as when I have a disgruntled customer they can come to me and do the same. In fact I encourage that and offer 100% assurance in my product.



And the people that don't have a salary... they get welfare. That is a different story, though.

There should be some accountability there as well, but like you said thats a different story.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by youdidntseeme

Think about it for a second. Police and firefighters have jobs that at times do take some toll on the body. Steroids would help with strength and recovery time from muscle breakdown. That answers the question on why they would want it.


What about bakers who slap bread all day long, or any other profession... Construction? Janitorial? A hard job?

I don't mean to be rude but do police really have it hard other than a worry of being shot? They chase a suspect, heck maybe get some PTSD from a dangerous suspect once in a while, or walk the beat or do they lift weights at the station? Same with firefighters- you either chase false alarms in big fire trucks, fight a fire there and there, lift weights at the station, pose for sexy firemen calendars? (no offense to less-than-sexy firefighters
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What makes their needs any more special than the rest of us unwashed masses?
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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by star in a jar
What about bakers who slap bread all day long, or any other profession... Construction? Janitorial? A hard job?

I don't mean to be rude but do police really have it hard other than a worry of being shot? They chase a suspect, heck maybe get some PTSD from a dangerous suspect once in a while, or walk the beat or do they lift weights at the station? Same with firefighters- you either chase false alarms in big fire trucks, fight a fire there and there, lift weights at the station, pose for sexy firemen calendars? (no offense to less-than-sexy firefighters
)

What makes their needs any more special than the rest of us unwashed masses?
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Doesnt sound rude at all, I agree with you that police and firemen have very difficult jobs, never said they didnt, I know many police officers.


My point is for these specific public servants who were abusing the system. I even said in my post that I am sure that the problem is much more deeply rooted, but I was referring to those 6 in particular, along with the doctor making the easy buck by handing out prescriptions and charging the insurance company for office visits that most likely never happened.

I am sure that there are bakers (I baked myself for a long time I know how hard it is), construction workers and many other hard working men and women that pull the same scam every day, they just were not the main characters in this news story at the beginning of the thread.

ps star for you for your intelligent response and your acknowledgment that baking is a very hard job
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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 11:26 PM
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oh crap, what is officer bubbles going to do now. without his roid rage, he won't be able to protect innocent civilians from deadly female hippie snipers armed with deadly non'toxic detergent.



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