Police Accountability Report: Episode 71 – LRN.fm

This week, a couple stories that should cause anyone critically thinking to see that those wearing badges aren’t always operating with the best intentions.

Story 1
Seaside Heights Gives Victims 15 Day Notice on Demolitions; Threatens Fines
http://www.tomsrivernjonline.com/2012/11/18/seaside-heights-gives-victims-15-day-notice-on-demolitions-fine-threats/9529/
This past weekend, residents of a Jersey Shore community hit hard, not only by Hurricane Sandy, were given pieces of paper that supposedly justify the destruction of their homes if they do not do as they are told.

Local residents were greeted by demolition notices.

Dated November 13th, one notice received by a resident, stated “Your structure has possible structural of footing failures.”
It went on to say the structure would be demolished by November 30, 2012, just 17 days from the notice.

The order allowed the residents to request a hearing, but also threatened by fines of up to $2,000 per week if they did not comply with the order and fix their homes before the 30th.

Homeowners are left in a difficult position with very little time to decide what to do before their homes are demolished by government employees in the area.


Story 2
Police Officer Suspended for Assault on Sister, 9
http://www2.turnto10.com/news/2012/aug/22/police-officer-suspended-assault-9-year-old-girl-ar-1145061/

Over the summer, 23-year-old Woonsocket, Rhode Island police officer Patrick Cahill, according to a police report, grabbed and dragged his 9-year-old sister by her hair, then “put his hand around her throat and began to strangle her.”

According to a police report, the girl says she and her sister were watching television at Cahill’s father’s house with the officer when she asked to go outside.

The girl said Cahill began yelling at her and she ran upstairs and outside. Once outside, she tried to go into a car in the driveway to get away from Cahill because he was chasing her.

According to the police report, the girl said that Patrick grabbed her by the hair, and pulled her back inside the home. Once inside, the girl said she was thrown on the couch where Cahill put his hand around her throat and began to strangle her.

According to the police report, the girl said she was crying and when Cahill let go, she had trouble breathing.

The cop was already suspended with pay for unknown reasons at the time these charges were filed, he has since been charged with felony assault and suspended without pay.

The father, a former city police officer, claims his son did not hurt his daughter and that the mother is filing false charges.

Story 3
Police Car Rolls Over Jaywalking Suspect During Downtown Portland Arrest

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2012/11/police_car_rolls_over_jaywalki.html

Last Monday, A 31-year-old man was treated at a hospital in Portland, Oregon after a police patrol car rolled on him while he was on the ground in custody downtown.

Two officers spotted the man jaywalking about 8:40 p.m. near Southwest 12th Avenue and Columbia Street and went to talk to him about it, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman.

The man ran when he saw police, but was caught by one officer at Southwest Park Avenue and Main Street.

The man, identified Tuesday as Jimmy Miles Duffey, was on the ground when the other officer arrived in a patrol car and then got out. But the officer forgot to put the car in park, causing a tire to roll over the man’s chest before a third officer on the scene jumped into the moving vehicle and stopped it, Simpson said.

Police later found a misdemeanor warrant had been issued for Duffey.

Duffey was treated and released from a Portland hopsital, then booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

He is being held on a warrant accusing him of second-degree disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer – both catch-all charges that do not have to be supported by strong evidence for the defendant to be found guilty and in most cases stem from actions that do not have a victim.

That’s this week’s Police Accountability Report brought to you by CopBlock.org.
Until next week, stay safe and remember that badges don’t grant extra rights.


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Darryl W. Perry

Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the weekly news podcasts FPP Freedom Minute and Police Accountability Report, hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live.   Darryl is a co-founder and co-chair of the NH Liberty Party.   Darryl is the Owner/Managing Editor of Free Press Publications.