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Old 05-02-2012, 21:46   #21
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Anyone have an address for this judge so we can send him some letters?
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Old 05-02-2012, 23:00   #22
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No, no, you guys have it all wrong... defendant's mother says:

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Proctor's mother, Shannon Proctor, said her son is "a wonderful person, a hard worker and a great father."

"He's innocent, but he pleaded guilty because he knew nobody would take his word over a police officer," she said.
I hope he gets what he deserves while he IS serving his time.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:25   #23
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I'm sure that once he gets out in a few years, he'll become a productive member of society and not commit yet another armed robbery

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:27   #24
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We just had a guy get 18 months for a home invasion of a elderly man. A legitimate home invasion, mind you; not some drug ripoff.

Insane in the membrane.
Word,

Had one last year where the DB was on felony probation for theft from the elderly. His PO wanted to revoke him for several violations, but the prosecutor would not take the case because the original victim passed away.

The prosecutor eventually revoked him when I arrested him for burglary, with a recoded confession, and the stolen item recovered at a pawn shop... pawned by him.

His probation violation case was dismissed, and he got double secret probation.

The thing that really chaps me is that the victim was his brother, and bought the camera to take pictures of his two year old and had it loaded up... pawn shop wiped it clean. DB has no job, and never had a job, but the victim was working two (menial) jobs to provide for his family.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:28   #25
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Had he had a dime bag of herb on him at the time, he'd probably have gotten life.

Sad that that's how our system works nowadays.




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Old 05-03-2012, 07:57   #26
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Had he had a dime bag of herb on him at the time, he'd probably have gotten life.
Are you serious?
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:49   #27
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Are you serious?
Sarcasm. However some judges seem to be harsher on drug related crimes rather that violent offenders.

Sorry, it's still early. The sarcastic hemisphere of my brain isn't firing on all cylinders yet.




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Old 05-03-2012, 11:33   #28
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My partner was involved in an incident just over a year ago. He attempted a traffic stop. Suspect stopped, partner pulled in behind him and the suspect threw it in reverse and rammed his patrol car. Partner yelled stop partner already dove off to the left side out of the way. Suspect moves forward, then aims for my partner in reverse and tries to run him over. Partner fires off 5-6 rounds while diving out of the way just barely being missed. Suspect flees in his vehicle, my partner can't follow as his cruiser was t7. Suspect ends up being caught with the help of 20+ officers, helicopter and a couple k9's. Now, the sad part is this guy got time served(5 days) and 5 years probation plus community service and he had to write my partner an apology letter for trying to kill him. Talk about pissed off....its aggravating as hell how ridiculous our system is.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:36   #29
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Had he had a dime bag of herb on him at the time, he'd probably have gotten life.

Sad that that's how our system works nowadays.




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That's funny considering a "dime bag of herb" is less than a speeding ticket here.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:39   #30
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That's funny considering a "dime bag of herb" is less than a speeding ticket here.
Agreed, not even worth the time spent writing it up really....
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:53   #31
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Agreed, not even worth the time spent writing it up really....
Plus 1, considering they will lose the driver license they didn't have in the first place, incident report, evidence report, request for examination report, submitting to evidence... case continued a few times, maybe have trial by judge including BCI evidence tech subpoenaed.

Seize it as found property and mark it for destruction = incident report, and evidence report.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:57   #32
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,,,he had to write my partner an apology letter for trying to kill him...
We have a couple judges that sentence people to that on charges that involved resisting or assaulting an officer. One magistrate even makes them apologize to the officer face to face if convicted at trial. What a bunch of touchy-feely bull****.

The average letter reads:

Dear Officer,

I'm sorry that I ran from/fought with/provided false ID to/etc you. I was goinIg through a lot and I was worried about the impact that it would have on my future. I am currently in school/working/working and in school/raising a child/etc and I was afraid of going to jail. I realize now
(that I've been convicted and sentenced, of course that I could have handled the situation better, but again, I was just afraid that I was going to go to jail. I will try harder to cooperate in the future.

I, I, I, I, I, I, I...and one "you", unless it's followed by "were going to arrest me", in which case it can be repeated.
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That's funny considering a "dime bag of herb" is less than a speeding ticket here.
I guess my sarcasm didn't stand out, even tho I pointed out in a later post that I was being sarcastic :banghead:





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Old 05-03-2012, 13:05   #34
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No CLoft239, that was also sarcasm, just didn't recognize yours since you are not a regular (yet).
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:53   #35
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He had a ".45 automatic" on him.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:44   #36
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He had a ".45 automatic" on him.
Hey I've seen one of those in action. Pretty remarkable to be carrying this around and not be noticed:

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Old 05-04-2012, 15:42   #37
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Old 05-04-2012, 18:27   #38
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Detroit cop shot 5 times tells off judge

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz1tiYe9qvh
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

The judge got a lot of letters from the defendant's family.

Read the rest of the article about the defendant's homeboys shooting at the wounded officer after the initial shooting, and the death threats after......



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Old 05-04-2012, 22:29   #39
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I am suprised at the amount of positive comments to the article, as opposed to the usual cop hating garbage most news articles bring.

Tough cop, he was obviously mentally prepared, hope he can return to full duty soon.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:37   #40
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I'm sure if he had shot a judge the sentence would have been different.
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