The cops and DEA run around ruining people's lives for providing a commodity in high demand. You would think they would be beyond reproach, no? Well, not really -
DEA agents arranged prostitute for Secret Service agent
Two U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents “facilitated a sexual encounter” between a prostitute and a U.S. Secret Service agent days before President Barack Obama visited Colombia for a summit meeting in April 2012, according to a Justice Department investigation obtained exclusively by NBC News. DEA special agents admitted that they had paid for sexual services of a prostitute, the investigation also found, and “used their DEA Blackberry devices to arrange such activities.” In addition, the report says the agents tried to destroy incriminating information or initially lied to investigators about the incidents. All three agents have high-security clearances. The summary concluded that the agents’ actions did not warrant criminal prosecution. It said the U.S. Attorney’s Office also “declined to initiate legal proceedings.” It said the case had been referred to the DEA for “action it determines to be appropriate.”
This, from the excellent website Above the Law:
Professional Benchslapper Gets Admonished By Fifth Circuit Over His Own Racial Insensitivity
A judge doesn’t understand a fried chicken insult, so he blames the black guy for being oversensitive. Of course this happened in Texas…
But one of his flippant remarks to an African-American plaintiff drew the ire of the Fifth Circuit, even as they were affirming his ultimate result.
You know that you have strayed a little too far from the flock when the Fifth Circuit (Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi) is schooling you on racial sensitivity….
Judge Lynn Hughes’s (District Judge, S.D., Houston Div.) comments arose from a case in which an African-American plaintiff, Albert Autry, alleged he didn’t get a job at a school because of racial discrimination. One of his allegations was that a manager at the school district was later overheard saying that if Obama is elected president “they’re going to have to take the Statute of Liberty and put a piece of fried chicken in [its] hand.”
Do I have to explain why that’s racist? Here’s a good little test of whether or not a joke or statement is a little bit racist: can you replace the main character in your witticism with a similar person of a different race and have the thing make sense? Here, nobody would say, “If Bill Clinton gets elected, they’re going to have to take the Statute of Liberty and put a piece of fried chicken in its hand.” And I’m pretty freaking sure that Bill Clinton LOVES fried chicken.
Judge Hughes didn’t see it that way. From the ABA Journal:
“No black individually and no blacks collectively owns [sic] the sensitivity rights to fried chicken or anything else,” he said.
When Autry’s lawyer suggested the alleged reference to fried chicken was “a long-standing racial slur,” Hughes replied, “That’s really surprising to Colonel Sanders.”
In a story that could be the plot for an episode of The Shield (where a squad of L.A. cops rip off drug dealers and sell the loot to their dealer friends) -
Indictments come down against Valley police officers
A federal grand jury handed up indictments Wednesday against the sons of the Hidalgo municipal police chief and Hidalgo County sheriff, along with other members of a joint narcotics task force.
Jonathan Treviño, 28, son of Sheriff Guadalupe Treviño; Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza, 29, son of Police Chief Rudy Espinoza; Fabian Rodriguez, 28; and Gerardo Mendoza Duran, 30, face up to life in prison on cocaine distribution charges.
In the why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the papers department, this story of how two UT Longhorn football players were probably falsely accused of rape -
UT football: Police say sexual assault case still under review
AUSTIN — San Antonio police said Wednesday an investigation into an alleged sexual assault reportedly involving Texas football players remains open, despite a defense attorney’s statement to the contrary.
Perry Minton, the lawyer for UT linebacker Jordan Hicks, issued a statement Wednesday claiming a San Antonio Police Department detective told him the investigation into his client was closed.
Minton said an SAPD detective informed him that “no charges will be brought against Jordan Hicks or anyone else in this matter.”
According to the police report, the 21-year-old woman who made the accusation said she met the two men at a nightclub where she had several drinks. The group then went to the hotel bar before the woman brought the two men to her room at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk.
The woman told police she did not remember the entire incident but said one of the men had sex with her while the other watched. Police observed bruises on her knee and bicep, according to the report. The report also said the woman and both men were taken to Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital.
Houston lawyer gets 10 years for $7.8M Ponzi scam
A former lawyer in Houston who pretended to be a real estate investment tycoon has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for running a $7.8 million Ponzi scam.
A federal judge in Houston on Friday sentenced 68-year-old Billy Frank Davis and ordered him to repay the more than 20 victims. Davis on Oct. 15 pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
Another crooked cop story -
He pleaded guilty to being a courier of cash routed through Houston to Mexico
A former Houston police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to running drug money as a courier for an organization that laundered as much as $27 million collected from around the United States, then pumped through Houston and on to Mexico.
Anthony Foster, 47, faces up to 25 years in federal prison without parole for his role in the conspiracy, but could serve less time if he cooperates with authorities still looking for members of the organization, including the boss, who are believed to be in Mexico.
3 men put on the list of sexual victims at Lackland
Air Force Perverts - Three pushups and you're in
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/military/article/3-men-put-on-the-list-of-sexual-victims-at-4196935.php#ixzz2I8u3p3LT
The Air Force said Tuesday that two more basic-training instructors are being investigated for misconduct and their alleged victims were men — a first among dozens of sex-abuse cases at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
Details were sketchy, but a male instructor at Lackland was accused of sexual misconduct with two men in boot camp.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/military/article/3-men-put-on-the-list-of-sexual-victims-at-4196935.php#ixzz2I8uP3o9g
Anti-gay activist guilty of child pornography after videotaping daughter
Lisa Biron faces 25 years in prison for filming her 14-year-old having sex with two men on multiple occasions