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Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
Well, well, well, the fat rats are buying now the police department in NY, interesting, I guess the whores in congress campaign money will be short this coming elections
I am surprised that Mercenaries has not been hired to protect Wall streetedit on 1-10-2011 by marg6043 because: (no reason given)
Anthony Rupolo's Experience
Corporate Security Specialist R & R Security Services Inc.
Security and Investigations industry
May 2000 – Present (11 years 6 months)
WE SPECIALIZE IN: TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE COUNTERMEASURE SWEEPS, INSTALLATION OF COVERT CAMERAS, PHYSICAL BUILDING/FACILITY SECURITY SURVEYS, BUILDING RISK ASSESSMENT
Detective / Technician New York City Police Department T.A.R.U.
Security and Investigations industry
July 1989 – Present (22 years 4 months)
NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York City has denied a temporary restraining order that would have prevented police from using city buses to transport arrested protesters.
The decision was issued Tuesday.
On Monday, the transit union filed a lawsuit. It wants to stop police from making drivers leave their routes to take protesters to holding facilities.
The Transport Workers Union of Greater New York says police ordered bus drivers to go to the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday. They'd made more than 700 arrests there during the Occupy Wall Street demonstration.
The lawsuit had asked for a court order to stop the practice.
The city Law Department has said the NYPD's actions were proper.
Supported by the sworn declarations of David Cohen, a 35-year-veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, now the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence, the City argued that unprecedented security concerns, specifically those raised by the September 11, 2001 attacks, required removal of the Handschu restrictions, and the restoration of NYPD’s ability to investigate within constitutional bounds.
The City’s legal team on the case included Gail Donoghue, Special Assistant to the Corporation Counsel, and Zachary A. Cunha, an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division. “The Police Department has the enormous responsibility to combat terrorism,” Donoghue said. “We are very grateful that the judge has granted the police the ability to investigate terrorism more effectively and better protect New York City.”
The RTCC uses a number of data sources including a massive data warehouse in which billions of records are made available to detectives and other officers within minutes, instead of days or weeks. These include but are not limited to:
More than 5 million New York State criminal records, parole and probation files
More than 20 million New York City criminal complaints, arrests, 911/311 calls and summonses spanning five years
More than 31 million national crime records
More than 33 billion public records
The Crime Center employs satellite imaging and sophisticated mapping of New York City (using Geographic Information System software) precinct-by-precinct. The link analysis capacity of the RTCC can track suspects to all of their known addresses and point detectives to the locations where they are most likely to flee.
The Real Time Crime Center was built with the oversight of integrated solution provider Dimension Data.
NEW YORK — Nobody in New York government has the expertise and authority to oversee the police department's secret intelligence operations, a leading city councilman says, raising questions about what checks exist on a department that has infiltrated mosques and subjected entire Muslim neighborhoods to surveillance and scrutiny.
Peter Vallone, the chairman of the council's Public Safety Committee, said the council doesn't have the power to subpoena the NYPD for its intelligence records. And even if it did, he said the operations are too sophisticated for city officials to effectively oversee. More oversight is likely needed, he said, perhaps from the federal government.
"That portion of the police department's work should probably be looked at by a federal monitor," he said after Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly testified Thursday at City Hall.
If the council cannot oversee the intelligence division, it's unclear who can. The NYPD's intelligence unit is a politically sensitive topic for Washington, which has invested more than $1.6 billion in the department since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Congress and Obama administration officials say they also have no authority to monitor the day-to-day intelligence operations of the NYPD.
The intelligence unit was built with unusual help from the CIA. A veteran officer, while on the CIA payroll, was the architect of many of the intelligence programs now under scrutiny. And the agency trained an NYPD detective at the famed spy school known that as the Farm, then returned him to New York to put his skills to work.
Recently, the CIA sent one of its most senior clandestine officers to work out of NYPD headquarters.
The CIA's inspector general is investigating whether that relationship was improper. The U.S. director of national intelligence, James Clapper, recently told Congress that it did not look good for the CIA to be involved in any city police department's operations.
Lawmakers in Washington and New York have also requested investigations by the U.S. Justice Department and New York attorney general.
If you’re a Wall Street behemoth, there are endless opportunities to privatize profits and socialize losses beyond collecting trillions of dollars in bailouts from taxpayers. One of the ingenious methods that has remained below the public’s radar was started by the Rudy Giuliani administration in New York City in 1998. It’s called the Paid Detail Unit and it allows the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street corporations, including those repeatedly charged with crimes, to order up a flank of New York’s finest with the ease of dialing the deli for a pastrami on rye.
There has also been a bizarre revolving door between the Wall Street millionaires and the NYPD at times. One of the most puzzling career moves was made by Stephen L. Hammerman. He left a hefty compensation package as Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch & Co. in 2002 to work as Deputy Commissioner of Legal Matters for the NYPD from 2002 to 2004. That move had everyone on Wall Street scratching their head at the time. Merrill collapsed into the arms of Bank of America on September 15, 2008, the same date that Lehman went under.