Originally posted by mishigas
As for "eroding of rights" and "police state" claims, that is pure hysteria or your part.
Here are the 14 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this weekend, May 14-15, 2011:
A Minneapolis MN police officer was sentenced to 1 year in prison for molesting three female relatives for over a decade. He was also a school
resource officer for 10 years.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/k1j2Tl
A Taft TX police officer was fired & arrested on sexual assault of a child charges after the alleged victim’s parents called police and sparked
an investigation.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/l51N2n
A Mesa AZ police officer is the subject of a lawsuit by the family of an 81-year-old woman who was killed in a crash involving that officer when
he was speeding to a theft call without his lights or siren activated.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/jYvifo
Paterson NJ settled suit for $15,000 to a man claiming he was beaten by police following a chase, the police claim he was injured in a car crash
instead.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/lPD7J1
Benicia CA settled suit for $620,000 to a man claiming police harassed him through a series of unwarranted arrests and searches when he challenged
a his arrest on DUI charges when police illegally entered his home.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/ixef95
Beloit WI lost a lawsuit for $1,495,000 to two ex-cops who claimed claimed they were retaliated against for speaking out about the police
chief’s misconduct.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/lHrjmE
The Adams County CO sheriff lost a lawsuit for $100,000 to a deputy who was demoted and subjected to multiple investigations when he ran against
him in his re-election bid.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/mLiK3y
The Bellefontaine OH police chief resigned prior to an investigation into allegations of dishonesty in a high-profile murder and man-hunt case.
 http://(link tracking not allowed)/jA8NXy
Two Milwaukee County WI deputies were arrested over the weekend, one was arrested on domestic violence allegations and the other was on an
unspecified charge after an off-duty car accident.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/jc2gAI
A Lansing MI police officer was sentenced to 10 days in jail for failing to pay for gas on at least three occasions at different gas stations. 
http://(link tracking not allowed)/j9qMQP
A Weehawken NJ police sergeant was the subject of an unspecified criminal investigation when he apparently attempted suicide and sparked a massive
search operation as a result.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/kuztGz
A Detroit MI police officer who was the subject of several lawsuits and was known for shooting 9 people in 6 years was fired, pending appeal, on
time sheet fraud allegations.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/ipfv7P
A Polk County FL deputy was suspended 16 hours for demanding identification from several Burger King employees then calling a friend who was a
local police officer in an effort to have them arrested for making a mistake on his wife’s drive-thru order.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/jp7c0B
A Clarenden Hills IL police officer was arrested on allegations that he stole five firearms that were collected through the department’s “turn
in” program.  http://(link tracking not allowed)/lO5hqf
Before I go I did want to mention that I have heard, and received several emails, about the report where two New York NY police officers were named as
“persons of interest” in the investigation over what’s now being termed as the Long Island Killings. Apparently they are among a number of
possible persons of interest because of their disciplinary history involving prostitutes since the victims of those killings were prostitutes as well.
This report, however, doesn’t currently qualify for entry in our database yet because no allegation has been made against either officer
specifically and one of the two is a former officer who wasn’t an officer at the time of the alleged incidents. But, it is a case we’re watching
to see if formal allegations or charges are made.
Sorry,the lines are blurred. I dont know who the criminals are anymore.........