In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child pornography; or sexual misconduct such as propositioning citizens or having consensual but prohibited on-duty intercourse. "It's happening probably in every law enforcement agency across the country," said Chief Bernadette DiPino of the Sarasota Police Department in Florida, who helped study the problem for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. [Associated Press]Right-wing extremists are attacking cops.
In Las Vegas on June 8, a man and a woman entered a local pizza restaurant and shot and killed two Las Vegas Metro Police officers, Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, who were eating lunch there. The number of officers killed by right-wing extremists more than doubled in the 1990s, then increased by 50% more in the first decade of the 2000s. Five officers have been killed by right-wing extremists since 2011, not counting the Las Vegas incident.Read more about the militant wing of the Republican Party here.
Flandreau, South Dakota is searching for a police chief for the fifth time in two years.
The Rapid City Police Department is enjoying a record arrest orgy.
Teacher merit pay would create the same corruption endemic in the South Dakota police industry. Policing for Profit through asset forfeiture bolsters the law enforcement/corrections industry: self-reliance or moral hazard? Get a load of the list of law enforcement agencies in South Dakota.
As hypocrisy reigns supreme at the highest levels of power in South Dakota residents endure Policing for Profit and civil forfeiture so the sitting governor can crow about his leadership and self-reliance while moral hazards pay the bills.
Little wonder cops abuse their families, alcohol, drugs, food, power, detainees and even occasionally murder their wives.
Kill video lootery alone and the need for all that police interdiction becomes a fraction of what it is now. Want property tax relief, South Dakota? Adopt my template.