Heads of the internal affairs unit for Palm Beach posing with a naked prostitute at a cocaine fueled party. The sheriff responded to a photo by having a SWAT team illegally raid the home of the person who leaked it; the leaker ended up fleeing the country due to death threats against his family.
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John Dougan was a critic of Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and decided to run against him in the next election. Dougan set up a website where people could talk about problems they've had with the Palm Beach Sheriffs Department.
On the forums whistleblowers posted about corruption within the department. Some of this corruption includes things like
Documents showing the Sheriffs Department had been illegally surveilling journalists.
Campaign contribution records proving that figures connected to organized crime had been donating money to the sheriffs campaign and the sheriff had used taxpayer money to take some of these organized crime leaders out for dinner at expensive restaurants.
Text messages showing that high ranking members of the police department were contacting pimps to order prostitutes for police parties
At first the sheriff Ric Bradshaw claimed that all the evidence was fabricated and tried to sue Dougan for slander so he would be forced to close the website. When that didn't work Ric Bradshaw claimed the evidence was real but that Dougan must have hacked all of the police officers involved in order to get the photos and text messages. Bradshaw had a SWAT team raid Dougans home and seize his computers. A judge later ruled the raid was illegal.
Bradshaw planned to arrest Dougan for hacking and for wiretapping because Dougan hosted an audio file on the site of a detective secretly being recorded talking about how the Sheriff ordered them to target his political rivals.
Dougan had received a number of credible threats against his life and was told that after he was arrested on the hacking and wiretapping charges it wouldn't matter if the charges were thrown out because he would be found dead in his cell and the sheriff would rule it a suicide.
Dougan fled the United States with his family and was granted political asylum in Russia.
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw was cleared by state investigators over all the allegations against him because, "he didn't know at the time his actions were illegal."
Local media refused to cover any of the stories at all.
Ric Bradshaw was reelected and is still sheriff.
Where the hell is the US Attorney? Where is the FBI?
At a cocaine and hooker party, probably
The hilarious part is that people think that just removing this guy is the solution. if this guy exists then you better believe a big portion of the department is rotten.
Rarely do leaders of organizations not have far-reaching influences upon the organizations they are leading.
Where was the FBI investigation on the corrupt ass sheriff?
Busy investigating stupid kids for criticizing Americas largest gang of criminal terrorists on the internet?
I mean, you'd get the same treatment from the FBI if you said "I'm going to post pictures of internal affairs having a prostitute & coke party"
Cops are trash people who serve trash people with complete disregard of the citizens who pay their salary.
On the bright side the FBI shouldn't ignore the blatant US Code 42 section 1985, subsection 3 civil rights violations taking place in Florida that seem to be taking place from a few positions of authority in Florida Government. That's just my observation when State investigators do what they did & the sheriff did what he did.
I mean they're preparing for war, the people should, too. We won't defeat anybody if were outgunned, outnumbered, and under-trained. Strength in numbers isnt as key as it used to be- a few tactically placed strikes are more effective. Fortunately, since cops already occupy our communities in flagrant violation of the Third Amendment, most of them live in regular old neighborhoods, as opposed to garrisonning themselves in a fort. Instead of opposing them head on in the streets, which is what they enjoy, it would be more effective to adopt THEIR technique of home delivered, no-knock raids on their front door, legally justified or otherwise, as has happened many previous times from their end. All I'm asking for is equal and faif treatment here, folks. Just because the cops have the audacity to wear a slave patrol badge with pride, doesnt mean the people cant adopt a similarly militant defensive posture against them.
So I guess if you really want to do illegal things. You could either be a police officer, a member of Congress, or a Catholic priest. Since it seems. You are above the law.