Cop Killer Captured

November 6, 2007

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The scum bag who shot Officer Cassidy was captured this morning.  It sucks for him, the justice system doesn’t look so kindly on cop killers.

Philadelphia Police early this morning have apprehended suspect John Lewis in the slaying of Officer Chuck Cassidy.

Lewis was taken into custody without incident at a homeless shelter in Miami at 7 a.m., according to media reports.

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He should have turned himself in.  How does a poor desperate criminal from North Philly who’s relatives even turned on him, expect to successfully flee.  Philadelphia police turned up the intensity on the manhunt and there was never a doubt they would find him.  If only the same energy and resources could be used on all the murders in Philadelphia.  Or better yet the murders and the hit and runs the city is rapidly becoming famous for.

I know criminals are not very intelligent in general but let me point out some major flaws in this boy’s logic.

First, he robbed the same Dunkin Donuts recently.  He was video taped robbing it and the video aired on tv, so there is not doubt he knew they had cameras.  He was easy to identify because he worked at two other Dunkin Donuts, was caught on video twice, is kinda goofy looking, didn’t wear a mask, and has very distinct tattoos on his hands (that reveal where he lives/ is from).

Next, who shoots a cop????  He had the gun, the cop was just getting some coffee he wasn’t there to stop the robbery.  He could have told him to get on the ground or do whatever he wanted, instead of shooting him from 5 feet away.  Additionally shooting someone in the head is pretty much assured to kill the person.  So now we have jumped from robbery to homicide.

The community really rallied together over this.  Lots of information and witnesses came forward which is out of character for Philadelphia.

There an informal memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and tributes continued to pile up outside the doughnut shop at 6620 N. Broad St.  The Dunkin’ Donuts owner mounted a plaque at the memorial, noting that the shop would remain closed until after Cassidy’s funeral Wednesday out of respect to the officer who regularly stopped in at the shop as part of his security rounds.


Gay Cop sues

September 29, 2007

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Another story of discrimination in the news. When will cities learn that comprehensive sensitivity training and severe punishments will be the only way to stop the sexism, racism and homophobia in many public jobs. The cities lose so much money in lawsuits.

Gay Cop Sues NYPD For Harassment
by The Associated Press

(New York City) A gay police officer has filed a discrimination suit against the city and the New York Police Department, saying he was threatened with violence, called vulgar names and treated unfairly by supervisors because of his sexuality.

Harrington says in court papers that his trouble with co-workers started in February 2003, when he told another officer at the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn that he was gay.

Harrington, of Brooklyn, said in the suit that within months he overheard an officer in the men’s room referring to him as a “faggot.” Harrington spoke to the officer who said he would hurt Harrington if he confronted the officer again.

Court papers say Harrington also repeatedly sought a transfer from the 75th Precinct but his written applications “kept getting lost.” He was told that after he finally transferred, that someone posted obscene drawings of him in a sex act, the lawsuit alleges.

While working at the 79th Precinct in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Harrington brought his domestic partner to the station house Christmas party. Upon introducing his partner, another officer spit out his drink and began laughing.

Harrington says he complained to a supervisor about being mistreated and the supervisor said he was going to transfer him to the Sixth Precinct in Greenwich Village “so plaintiff could be with his people,” the suit said.

At the Sixth Precinct, court papers say, a co-worker told Harrington in December 2006 that “all faggots should be shot.”

According to the suit, the stress, harassment and a hostile work environment caused Harrington to develop stomach cramps and nausea.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday at a state court in Manhattan, asked for unspecified money damages.