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337 firearms (plus money & drugs) MISSING from police evidence rooms!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Green Lantern, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Member

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    Makes me think of those poor altruists that sell off guns at a minute fraction of their actual value at police "buy-backs" under the idea that the guns will be guaranteed to be kept "off the street!" :what:

    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770606145&theme=SHERIFFAUDIT

     
  2. Deanimator

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    The Chicago PD has an especially juicy history in this regard.

    In fact in a current discussion of the FN 5.7 pistol on a Chicago cop's blog, a COP brought up police thefts from evidence rooms as justification for banning the gun because the armor piercing versions of the ammunition couldn't be kept out of civilian hands!
     
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    OMG

    Most cops bust thier ass for the job. These select few though really make it hard to be trusting of authority figures. I don't think the incompetence defence is going to work if/when charges are filed.
     
  4. pacodelahoya

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    I would think that the BATFE and DEA should get involved also. 337 guns is a lot of guns, heck, the feds get their panties in a wad over a lesser number of honest paperwork mistakes when it comes to gun dealers.:scrutiny:
     
  5. Don Gwinn

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    Springfield, IL's evidence room lost millions in (mostly) drugs years back. I've never seen it proven (but never heard anyone claim it wasn't true) that the last police chief in Springfield (Kliment) was in charge of the evidence room when that fiasco took place (as a sergeant.)

    It doesn't take more than a few greedy criminals to destroy the cases an entire department builds.
     
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    Sounds like some one was getting ready for retirement!
     
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    I hate to imply coruption but I am willing to bet that somewhere a few cops (A few out of a LOT) and a couple of evidence clerks have some pretty nice collections at discount prices.
     
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    wow... just wow.

    some more proof that you can't stop a criminal no matter how well something is locked up, or where it is, or who's in charge of it, right?
     
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    Wait! Shouldn't they lose they're right to bear arms? In Ct now, it may soon be that way for the citizens, I hope there is no exemtpion for the police, just to highlight how silly a law is making someone into a criminal because someone else is a criminal...
     
  10. Green Lantern

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    Shoot - I COULD have title it better. While the article says that not all evidence is stored in ONE room, Those 337 guns have vanished from the possession of **ONE** Sheriff's department in my state!

    And in all fairness, SOME of these guns may well have met their "proper" fate in being returned, or destroyed, and they were just too lazy/sloppy with the paperwork. But I just can't see that happening with ALL of them!

    I highlighted the rape kits because, while not quite 2A-related, it is TOTALLY unacceptable to handle evidence such as THAT in such a sloppy, unprofessional manner. To not only deny justice to women that were raped, but to also allow a rapist to continue to WALK FREE because you can't find the evidence against him....! :mad:
     
  11. S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

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    I agree with Green Lantern...rape is a life-destroying crime and to let those kits be compromised is beyond unacceptable. Medford needs to have his ass thrown in jail for criminal negligence.
     
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