posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 10:33 PM
Between February 2010 and February 2012, a small group of Milwaukee officers took part in a string of serial assaults on subjects pulled off
the streets. In many cases, the officers demanded the subjects produce the drugs they assumed were being hidden somewhere on their person. When they
were not satisfied with the cooperation from the subjects, an officer would jam his hand into the subject’s underpants, touch his genitals, and
insert a finger into his anus on the side of the road. Some of the complaints stated that drugs were planted during these searches. At least one
complainant was a juvenile, and one stated that he was fingered so hard that his anus bled afterwards.
For two years the complaints piled up from the victims, with the knowledge of department superiors, including Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn.
The chief stated that the department had been aware of the behavior of his officers for “a couple of years,” but waited to investigate until the
department recognized a pattern
The readers digest version is that one officer from the Milwaukee PD along with one or more of his minions decided that a great way to intimidate
and humiliate civilians was to completely violate the 4th amendment as well as Dept. policy by conducting not just cavity searches, but cavity
searches right there on the street while his buddies blocked people from seeing exactly what was going on. Not only had they done this repeatedly, the
Chief knew about the complaints for at least 2 years and possibly as long as 5 years. Several others were originally suspended but the DA chose to
only go after these four individuals. Department policy dictates that no officer under any circumstances is allowed to conduct these searches. They
can be done by a doctor only and even then only with a court order.
The abuse of power alone is enough to make me sick to my stomach but the fact that higher ups were well aware of the situation compounds it even
farther and the final straw for me is the ludicrously lenient punishments allotted by the court. Every one of these guys was allowed to plead out and
the longest sentence was 2 years. They've all been on paid leave and a couple got off with community service and a fine. How can any court system
allow people who are armed to wander around in an official capacity and, according to the letter of the law, rape anyone they wanted by penetrating
Personally these continuing episodes of 'COPS Gone Wild' is a clear indication that the slippery slope is far behind us and there's no turning
back unless some sort of legislation is introduced that provides for more sever
penalties for people in a position of authority, particularly
the police, when they commit crimes against the people they are supposed to be protecting. When there are no consequences there is no impetus for
change. Just look at the resistance many departments and their unions are giving in regards to GPS being installed on cars let alone the possibility
of the police being wired to video constantly when on duty and interacting with the public. It makes me sick to realize in hind site how naïve I was
when I joined the Army at 17 because in my brainwashed head I thought I was really fighting to protect peoples civil rights back home. Yet here we are
over 2 decades later and I have to battle the VA over medical issues while these failed high school jocks are running around playing like they're the
Marshall of Dodge City. This is not the world I wanted my kids to grow up in.