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Never Bring a Snowball to a Gunfight

Sunday, December 20, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to CNN, an off-duty police officer has been accused of drawing his gun in the midst of a neighborhood snowball fight. Roughly two hundred people had gathered together on Saturday for what the cable news company describes as "a massive snowball fight." When a few stray snowballs hit the off-duty officer's vehicle as he drove through the area, he allegedly "exited the vehicle and yelled out the crowd" before "drawing his gun."

"It was pretty fun," according to one participant. "And then, you know, when the gun came out, uh, it just changed the tone of the thing a little bit."

Based on "video from a local media outlet at the scene," he Metropolitan Police Department initially denied the allegations, but "additional images and statements" have surfaced to support the disturbing claims.

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"Fairly Monstrous" Cop Goes to Jail

Sunday, July 12, 2009
John McFadden, a 42-year-old former police officer from Bearsden has been convicted of the sexual abuse of three young boys attending a martial arts club the man had established in the 1980s, including one boy who testified before the court. According to the BBC, McFadden "befriended the boy, invited him to stay overnight and told him that demons and spirits would kill him and drag him to hell unless he carried out sex acts." The victim, now 32, told the court that McFadden "dressed in a black cloak and used a crucifix with a skull and crossbones and an onyx ring, which he claimed gave him power, to terrify the youngster into keeping the abuse a secret."

The abuse continued until the victim "joined the Royal Marines and moved away," though charges were not laid against the officer until 1999, when two additional victims revealed that they had been molested in a similarly horrific manner.

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Good Cop/Bad Cop - Good Cop = Dexter Yarbrough

Thursday, January 22, 2009
According to the Rocky Mountain Collegian, after having been accused of "improprieties ranging from falsifying police documents, to mandating the special treatment of student athletes, to teaching students illegal police tactics," Colorado State University Police Chief Dexter Yarbrough has finally been suspended. Despite claims by several of Yarbrough's fellow officers that "the President's Office had plenty of alarming evidence to take action long ago," the school administration "turned a blind eye" to the man's gross abuses of power and, "[d]espite a consistent flow of complaints of harassment, fraud and threatening behavior to the school's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) and to former CSU President Larry Penley, Yarbrough was promoted last year to vice president of public safety in addition to being chief of police," a position "with a $156,000-a-year salary, easily making him the highest paid law enforcement officer in the state" of Colorado.

Bolstered by damning audio recordings of Yarbrough's lectures to aspiring law enforcement officers, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation alleges that the Chief supports such questionable tactics as paying police informants for their help with rocks of crack cocaine, lying, and "bending" the law to accommodate excessive force. After Yarbrough allegedly "condoned rape," a disgusted graduate student began recording lectures for a complaint he intended to lodge against an officer whose colleagues had long claimed "established a culture of oppression, fear and intimidation within his ranks."

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"Lazy, Bored and Stupid" Prison Guards Pit Inmates Against One Another at Rikers

The Daily News reports that "[t]hree correction officers created a sadistic secret society on a Rikers Island cellblock, ordering prisoners to extort and beat other inmates" for fun and profit. Those men selected to carry out the group's bidding "were allowed to extort commissary money, clothing and phone privileges from other city jail inmates" while those inmates "who didn't cooperate were beaten" by fellow prisoners acting out the sadistic orders of Correction Officers Michael McKie, Khalid Nelson, and Denise Albright. Following the death of 18-year-old inmate Christopher Robinson, the trio's scheme quickly came to light, leading up to their indictment Wednesday. Calling the group "[l]azy, stupid and bored," a police source claims that, rather than do their jobs, McKie, Nelson, and Albright left an inmate in charge of the cellblock overnight on October 17, essentially giving inmates free reign to murder the young man.

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Cop Provides Sex Offender With "Slutty" Photos of High School Girl

Thursday, August 21, 2008
An internet safety program presented by John F. Gay, III at a high school in Windsor, Colorado has outraged parents by singling out students' MySpace pages for criticism. According to the DenverChannel.com:
A police officer giving an Internet safety course sparked criticism for calling student MySpace pages "slutty" and telling one student a sexual predator in prison masturbated to her photo.

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One female student was told by Gay that he shared her online personal info with an (sic) state inmate who said he gratified himself with her photo and would "tear her apart."
The student, who was singled out, left the assembly in tears. That's when Gay showed her telephone number that he got from the Internet and called her. He hoped to show how easy it is for anyone to track down someone posting personal information on MySpace or other social-networking sites.
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Criminal Goes to Jail

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
From the Associated Press:

"A former Los Angeles police officer who participated in home invasion robberies staged to look like police raids was sentenced Monday to 102 years in prison."

"William Ferguson, 35, was convicted of participating in more than 40 phony raids from early 1999 to June 2001 at homes in working-class neighborhoods while he worked at the department's scandal-ridden Rampart Division."

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