$43K down the drain. $43K squandered for no purpose. The Gazette reported last Friday that Council President Bennett said, "It's a huge waste of time and money, because all we can do is say, 'Don't do it again.'"
$43K isn't the end of wasted taxpayer dollars. The Council will seek another judge and continue on to their bitter goal of publicly chastising Collins. Ironically, the City Code of Ethics is only concerned with City employees/officials behavior while conducting business for the City. The Code does not apply to Collins since the property transfer was a private - not a City - transaction. There was no criminal act. There was no unethical act.
The purpose of the Ethics Code is to intimidate City employees and officials who are deemed to be disloyal to the City and unsupportive of the goals of City Leaders. The Ethics Code does nothing to protect citizens from genuine wrongful behavior of public servants. The Code should be abolished.
Thanks for the hard work and the much needed outreach to those needing some help. Definitely a win for the college students, the community, and those going through a rough time. Way to give love hands and feet!
Officers must be accountable for their actions words and promises they make to the citizens. The camera is the best witness. It has no heart-it doesn't care- IT WON'T LIE FOR ANYONE.
keep it up ole boy the world will need you soon.
I for one live by cottonwood an really enjoy the course. I go there several times a week and have met many people that are fellow disc golf enthusiast. The course really should stay 18 holes to be a legit course, it will have its challenges with the path but I think the signs are helping.
They used an old training manual:
"BAILIFF WHACK HIS PEE PEE."
Oh so Suthers thinks Memorial Hospital doctored their security tape?? ASSHOLE!
It is hard to comment on a criminal committing a crime when he has a badge and a gun, a license to kill, is free to judge, his word is always taken as fact, and has the complete backing of local government.
A man that is in his thirties exhibiting this behavior obviously did not suddenly react to the female's "violent attack". He has probably done this to numerous people throughout his life. Forgive me if I am wrong. If I had done this to my wife or girlfriend where would I be right now? I would have gotten there on "the fast track" for sure. Prison would be where. And the loss of my Rights to own a firearm and vote would be part of my punishment as well.
This action is a travesty and this city is ugly to me now. 30 plus years I have "lived" here and I want out. The lack of outcry is the symptom of a community in fear. Do not kid yourselves, admit it. The city government and police department need a major clean out. Who in the hell are we supposed to call to do this? The Rule of Law is violated again and again.
I've just read through all of Liberty's posts re this CSPD officer's brutality and the protection he is being given by his dept superiors. Any Indy reader who thinks the police chief and the mayor are handling this matter in the proper manner needs to be handcuffed and slammed to the floor to bring him to his senses.
The officer should be brought up on criminal charges. Instead, we're told "trust us", the officer was punished. Was his punishment a reprimand for unethical behavior? For being disloyal to the City? For defrauding the taxpayers - of millions of dollars to settle the case?
he always refuses to share how because there is no puinishment c.s.p.d. are just as corrupt as everyone thinks they just seal their asses up so there is little proof. that and the fact that no one in government wants to do their job makes busting them nearly impossible.
I live adjacent to the power lines and now have to look at them every day. I got no compensation for jack squat and some rich power execs are probably picking out their new yachts. I'm going off grid as soon as possible and the power companies can kiss my read end.
Question is, would the Pinkerton Service Center been built regardless of the contract or not?
If it would have been, then throwing stones at the contract is stupid.
I could only read as far as "appeared to be doctored" and my anger stopped me. Mayor Law Enforcement Crime Fighting Super Hero are you not the one with access to labs to study evidence? "Appears to be"? Is that an affirmative and allowed into evidence in a courtroom. Or is it laughable even though there is no humor at all in this much overlooked problem of police that are out of control, badly trained, nervous, trigger-happy and have instilled nothing but fear into this city?
"Mayor Suthers will delve into how cops are punished for using excessive force" is a clue when it should say "NOT punished". If anyone acted like some of these officers they would be in prison. All the time our leaders wasted attacking the Sheriff for nothing while mayhem in the CSPD is not even mentioned is THE symptom of corruption in local government. I have an uneasy feeling about even posting this but someone has to.
Suthers opines, "Any cop ought to be fired if he doesn't question a guy starting a car with a butter knife." Which reminds me of a comic routine by Jackie Mason, where he said Jews do not collect a lot of tools. Instead, we fix everything with a butter knife! I remember my own father used to use a butter knife instead of a screwdriver to tighten up loose screws around the house.
Of course, a guy trying to start a car with a butter knife looks suspicious and ought to be questioned. Once it has been established that the man does own the car and is in trouble, it would be nice if the patrolman actually helped the poor soul get his car started. But to surround a man--who is armed with nothing but a butter knife--with guns drawn, reminds me of another comic, Buddy Hackett, who said if you tried to stab a goldfish with a butter knife the blade would bend!
this is exactly why police departments are losing all credibility. if they can't get rid of the violent offenders they will only ensure that all cops will get a bad reputation. doctored... please show us your copy of the hospital tape mayor... sad that he couldn't come out and state this type of cop should be fired... not a DA any longer, do what is right for the city and the police department.
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