The Fairfax County cops are painting a car with distracting sentences and parking it near a busy road to stop drivers from being distracted.
This leads us to the question…..does it get….could it possibly get..…more white trashy than this? People, we have got to elect someone to the Board of Supervisors who will take charge the morons at the police department, I mean, my God, what’s next? Mandatory incest? Regulation flower planters in old tires on our front lawns?
It’s terrible to pick on the mouth breathers I know, and yes, understandably most cops on the Fairfax County police force probably have an abandoned car on cinder blocks in their drive way in Loudon County so printed cars make sense to them and yes, were in Dixie, but Good Lord, can we at least try to pretend were not? I mean….printed cars?
I’m going to write this next sentence slowly so as not to confuse the cops: A car covered in anti-drinking- and-driving sentences will not decrease the vast number of idiots who drive around drunk. They’re too drunk to read the notes side of the car and attention deficit drivers are too busy to read it.
The cops say that it’s okay for this idiocy to happen because the printing cost is being covered by Transurban, the people who operate the 495 Express Lanes. You want stop crime? Arrest those shameless money hungry pricks.
Start there and work your way up to finding the missing files in the John Geer shooting case then you’ll have the credibility to tell other people about obeying law. We would rather live with drunk and distracted driver than with a police force that guns down unarmed citizens.
By Erica Thompson
The East Hampton Village Board passed a resolution on Friday to suspend East Hampton Village Police Officer Julio Galeano for 30 days without pay, pending a trial of disciplinary charges that were filed against him on February 11.
Mr. Galeano, 31, had been on paid administrative leave after being accused of trespassing at a Talmage Lane home with Jennifer Rosa, a traffic control officer, on the morning of December 30. Ms. Rosa was terminated from her position after a Village Board meeting in mid-January. Mr. Galeano, through his labor union, denied the charges, according to the Village Board’s resolution.
“The resolution is pretty standard,” said East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen. “It’s just a procedure in the law.”
East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. said the decision is a personnel issue and that he couldn’t comment any further about whether Officer Galeano would lose his job.
“We’re hopeful that the hearing for this will happen within 30 days,” said Chief Larsen, “and then we’ll figure out where to go from there. But until then, it’s hard to speculate.”
DOVER, New Hampshire — Two New Hampshire police officers have been charged with assaulting a suspect after a traffic stop last year.
A Strafford County Grand Jury has indicted Farmington Sgt. Michael McNeil Jr. and Officer Gregory Gough on simple assault charges.
Randy Gray told Foster's Daily Democrat that he fled the stop after asking the 34-year-old McNeil, who was off-duty, for ID and McNeil refused.
Police eventually tracked Gray to his home where the struggle occurred. McNeil's charged with grabbing Gray's neck and forcing him to the ground. The 24-year-old Gough is charged with grabbing Gray's arms and torso.
The misdemeanor assault carries up to a year in jail upon conviction.
The officers were suspended Tuesday. Neither had a listed phone number and it could not immediately be determined if they had lawyers.
By WENDY JOAN BIDDLECOMBE
BROOKSVILLE - The State Attorney's Office has filed charges against William Martinez, the former Hernando County deputy accused of holding a woman against her will last month and forcing her to perform a sexual act.
Martinez, 45, has been charged with false imprisonment, a third-degree felony, and battery, a third-degree misdemeanor, according to court documents filed on Monday.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis fired Martinez just days after the incident, citing immoral conduct and not telling the truth.
A 20-year-old woman went to the sheriff's office on Jan. 23 "to report that she was battered and held against her will by Hernando County Deputy William Martinez earlier that morning," according to a probable cause affidavit.
The victim was in a traffic crash in Spring Hill around 2 a.m., the affidavit shows. The Florida Highway Patrol worked the accident and Martinez, a patrol deputy, responded. The victim was found not to be under the influence, and as the scene cleared, Martinez told her to get in his patrol car for a ride home, although the victim "had family members present that were capable of taking her home."
After arriving at the woman's home about three miles away, Martinez radioed to the communication center that he dropped his passenger off, but drove away with her in the back seat.
Martinez then drove to a vacant lot on Kirkland Avenue, parked and walked to the back of the car where the woman was sitting, according to the affidavit.
"Martinez then opened the rear door of the patrol vehicle and told (the victim) that he did her a favor (by her not getting arrested for DUI) and that she needed to do him a favor ...," the affidavit shows.
Martinez then forced the woman to perform a sexual act, the affidavit shows.
The woman later told detectives she was held against her will, and did not want to perform the sexual act but feared retaliation.
Martinez drove the woman home, and she held on to DNA evidence that later was matched to Martinez. The police vehicle's GPS also corroborated her story, according to the affidavit.
In an interview the following day, Martinez said he drove the woman home after the crash but denied he had any sexual contact with her.
Martinez was arrested on Jan. 27, and was released on $2,500 bail shortly after being booked.
His attorney has filed a written plea of not guilty.
Last month, Sheriff Al Nienhuis said Martinez was not charged with a sex crime because the incident did not meet the statutory requirements. Assistant State Attorney Sonny McCathran, who is prosecuting the case, said Tuesday the "defendant's actions do not meet the statutory elements of sexual battery."
At the time of Martinez's arrest, Nienhuis said the former deputy had "inappropriate contact" with the woman he had given a ride home to, but failed to elaborate further.
Martinez worked for the sheriff's office since 1992 and was making $58,491.68 per year, according to records.
He worked as K-9 unit coordinator from 2006 until 2011, after an internal investigation found Martinez was more interested in "finding the bad guy" than completing paperwork and other administrative duties. Internal Affairs Investigator Sgt. Kathleen Reid also found Martinez signed time cards for his subordinates, improperly logged evidence and did not tell the truth while being investigated by his agency.
Martinez was investigated for not reporting a traffic ticket after driving more than 100 mph in Georgia in a sheriff's office vehicle in 2010. He was suspended for three days without pay and put on 30 days probation.
Martinez was awarded $1,075.44 in overtime compensation from the sheriff's office from a lawsuit.
He was named deputy of the year in 2002, and has received the medal of valor. Annual reviews praised him for acting as mentor and teaming up with other deputies to pursue wanted subjects.