Philadelphia police officers Sean Alivera, 31, and Christopher Luciano, 23, have been charged with an impressive list of crimes, including criminal conspiracy, robbery, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, theft, and other related charges. These alleged crimes culminated in what police say was Alivera and Luciano robbing an undercover police officer. In the meantime, 129 police officers in Puerto Rico have been arrested in a widespread federal corruption investigation.
Alivera and Luciano allegedly robbed an undercover officer posing as a drug dealer. Police say that they took 20 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $24,000 as well as $3,000 in cash.
This is only the latest of a series of arrests of Philadelphia police officers this year.
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I get GAP’s Whistleblower Daily News reports. The above AP story is an interesting one about a NYPD whistleblower.
Coming to get you:
Let’s note that this was a sting operation set up by the Police Department based on a tip concerning the actions of these two cops.
I want to know what these cops were doing before they were hired by the department. One has been on the force for 10 years and the other for 3.
Dream on…. Remember – if the Republicans win a majority in the House, they gain control of each and every committee and sub-committee and set the agenda for all of them….
If the Republicans win the house in a few weeks, they are going to do nothing but re-hash “Climategate” and subpoena Obama officials for committee show-trials. They will do their best to make sure nothing gets done so that the economy stagnates and as many people are out of work as possible come November 2012 – which they will, of course, blame on Obama and the Democrats. After all, their foreign and domestic corporate over-lords are doing just fine – if high levels of unemployment and economic uncertainty for America’s middle class drive frightened and confused voters into their arms, that’s fine with them.
Given the fact that the Republicans play on low levels of moral reasoning to milk “law and order” attitudes for their benefit, there will be zero chance that any House committee does anything to deal with police, intelligence agency or military corruption.
What follows is Coleen Rowley’s comment on the aforementioned article. If Coleen Rowley is calling for action, I would hope that we would be inclined to listen.)
Here’s the most important kernel (IMHO):
“We should also ask Congress, especially those on the Judiciary Committees, to convene hearings (like the old Church Committee ones) to look at the whole “Top Secret America” mess, including prior illegal acts committed under Bush-grabbed Presidential War Powers.” (Coleen Rowley quoate)
_____ The following is her entire comment.
Thanks for this excellent summary!! In addition to making calls to Eric Holder on October 4th and rallying on October 5th, the day the Federal Grand Jury in Chicago will force those subpoenaed to appear, the broader aspect (beyond asking the Attorney General, tel no. 202 514-2001, to drop this investigation which looks like a witchhunt), is to ask for Congress to remedy the four dirty words “expert advice and assistance” in the Patriot Act that expanded the definition of “material support to terrorism”. There have been repeated broader calls to “repeal the Patriot Act” but this should be much more focused on just the small number of words out of 300 pages and 160 some provisions of law in the “Patriot Act”. We should also ask Congress, especially those on the Judiciary Committees, to convene hearings (like the old Church Committee ones) to look at the whole “Top Secret America” mess, including prior illegal acts committed under Bush-grabbed Presidential War Powers. Here’s another good article–look at suggested action in the last three paragraphs: the http://www.ajwnews.com/archives/7361
AA wrote: “My guess is that you will find the same in many police forces, but it isn’t limited to those agencies only.”
We need to take a good look at the entire “terror-industrial” complex, as Colin Powell termed it. It’s a mess. It’s more than a mess.
With all that is being done to the public by those in power, it is encouraging that someone is still checking on those that have so much immediate power over us. My guess is that you will find the same in many police forces, but it isn’t limited to those agencies only. The public should hardily support watchdog activities. It is the only way we will know something close to the truth.
These two Philly cops are just the tip of a mighty iceberg, if what I’m seeing is any indication. The truth is starting to trickle out. Colleen Rowley is calling for Congressional hearings. We should all be doing the same… (I’m not trying to hijack this thread — there really is a connection.)
Please check out the following Dallas Observer article:
“Look, we don’t want to overstate the situation here, but we’ve heard about the old U.S.S.R., and we can’t help but be taken a little bit aback by how readily a Dallas City Council committee this week embraced the police department’s new “iWatch Dallas,” a “virtual crime watch” that allows the citizenry to anonymously type in tips of suspect behavior from computers and cell phones.” (an excerpt from the above Dallas Observer article)
The government just dislike the real free market….You got it, I want it..its mine…oh, sorry, that is the motto of a number of police departments….in re: Forfeiture Laws…
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