Sociopathy and the NYPD

1.  Flaking:  Planting narcotics on law abiding citizens to improve arrest record.

NYPD “Cowboy Culture”: Narcotics Detective Guilty Of Planting Drugs

The Brooklyn South narcotics detective accused of planting drugs on a woman and her boyfriend was convicted yesterday. Jason Arbeeny, a 14-year NYPD veteran, was guilty of eight counts of falsifying records and official misconduct for planting drugs on innocent suspects in order to reach quotas. And the judge in the case scolded the narcotics department for their “cowboy culture” and widespread corruption: “Having been a judge for 20 years, I thought I was not naïve regarding the reality of narcotics enforcement. But even the Court was shocked, not only by the seeming pervasive scope of the misconduct, but even more distressingly by the seeming casualness by which such conduct is employed,” said Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach before handing out his verdict.  http://gothamist.com/2011/11/02/nypd_narcotics_detective_found_guil.php

More info here:  http://joebrunoonthemob.wordpress.com/tag/jason-arbeeny/

I am not saying that all the officers involved are sociopathic, but I am arguing that the presence of a sociopathic ‘bad seed’ greatly influences such crimes.  The presence of sociopathic police officers plays a huge role in further corrupting those inclined to be corrupt.  To sociopathic police officers and/or prosecutors guilt and innocence are of no concern, their only concern would be their own interest.

2.  NYPD entrapment of Occupy Wall Street on the Brooklyn Bridge.

NYC White Shirt Police Commanders Entrap Occupy Wall Street; Arrest 500, or is it 700

I have now heard from several people who were in the protest and they all say they were led onto the Brooklyn Bridge roadway by the police. The protesters were walking on the pedestrian passageway that crosses the bridge. They were led onto the roadway by the police. About a third of the way across the bridge the police trapped them with plastic orange netting. Those arrested were held in plastic cuffs for hours, then brought to various jails and released in the early morning hours. This video shows the police quite clearly leading the Occupiers onto the roadway.  http://october2011.org/blogs/kevin-zeese/nyc-white-shirt-police-commanders-entrap-occupy-wall-street-arrest-500-join-occupy

Personally I’m convinced that it was entrapment.  I am not going to entertain the counter argument.  Readers can make up their mind.  For more info:

Occupy Wall Street – the story of the Brooklyn Bridge ‘trap’

Police accused of luring Occupy Wall Street protesters into trap before arresting 700 on Brooklyn Bridge

Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge

Rule of Law vs. the Forces of Order

Whenever you hear, in your mind’s ear, that ‘chortle, chortle’ response, suspect sociopathy.  The brain trust for the NYPD that came up with the Brooklyn Bridge arrest plan (leading them onto the bridge, kettling them and then arresting them) should be fired or at a minimum the members evaluated for sociopathy.

Sociopaths live in a very simple world:  power, powerlessness; high up on the foodchain, low on the foodchain.  It would make sense to a sociopath that this arrest technique would smash the will of the protesters, it would have smashed their will.  For sociopaths there is no ‘butt they won’t kiss’, they would always make the live-on-their-knees rather than the dying-on-their feet choice — they have no pride, shame or honor (due to their state of childish arrested development).  They cannot understand those who say ‘this mountain I will not climb,’ ‘this line I will not cross.’  Apparently the elite expected/expects the American middle class to crawl away and die.  This will not happen.

3.  NYPD officers fixing records (cases?).

The recent scandal of parking ticket fixing (which must have gotten out of hand to be brought into court) makes me wonder how high this goes.  Do the white shirts get away with outright criminal schemes?  It seems sometimes that the NYPD white shirts are criminal princes of the city.  I have heard of relatives of white shirts getting DUI arrests dropped (some even that involved fatalities).

A court case I visited (and a post I never made, I didn’t become interested in time) concerned the accused Darryl Littlejohn in the Imette St. Guilen murder.  From what I heard in court, it seems quite possible that he was either guilty and framed to put away a really bad guy, or innocent and framed to protect relatives of NYPD brass.  No DNA evidence showed up (by admission of the lab) until a NYPD relative volunteered to come in on his own time (and unsupervised, as I recall) to prepare the samples to be tested.  These samples were then tested by supervisor ‘K’, who had sat in, much earlier, on meetings with the prosecutor and NYPD brass (including the relative of another ‘person of interest’, the bar owner) regarding the importance of proving Mr. Littlejohn’s guilt (improper behavior for a neutral lab, to put it mildly).  Prior tests of prior samples by other members of the lab had found nothing.  She found nothing odd in then finding multiple positive DNA matches.

I was very suspicious of sociopathy involvement in the case.  The witnesses, the jurors, the prosecutor and the judge should always be screened for sociopathy in all cases.

More info:  http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/s/imette_st_guillen/index.html; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Imette_St._Guillen

4.  The incidences of innocent victims being shot multiple times.

http://gothamist.com/2008/03/25/31shot_cop_i_di.php

The problem isn’t simply the primary shooter, but the sociopathic officer’s ability to instill a gang mentality (instantaneously) and draw others into his action.

5.  On a personal level, the worst case of possible sociopathy in the NYPD I personally heard of, concerned officers and a couple I knew in Queens.  She had become romantically involved with an officer called in to handle a domestic complaint against her husband.  The claim (which I came to believe) was, that over time, the cops beat him up, stole his car, entered his premises at will, harassed him, etc.  Among many problems is that the only location to make a complaint against an officer or seek police investigative help is the officer(s)’ own precinct — a non-starter.   A DA wouldn’t want to hear the case without indisputable evidence, but how could the husband get that evidence without police powers?  If he resorted to private investigators he risked opening himself up to stalking charges.  There needs to be an outside office charged with the responsibility to investigate complaints against NYPD members, it can not be (and is not) self-policing.  In my experience, sociopathic police officers think they have landed in clover, to put it mildly.

Earlier post:   Stripping & stripsearching women for a living, NYPD Det. Charles Derosalia 
http://pathwhisperer.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/that-flavor-of-sociopathy-%E2%80%94-current-stories-in-the%C2%A0news/
(in the bottom third of the post).

4 Responses to “Sociopathy and the NYPD”

  1. 5. On a personal level, the worst case of possible sociopathy in the NYPD I personally heard of, concerned officers and a couple I knew in Queens. She had become romantically involved with an officer called in to handle a domestic complaint against her husband. The claim (which I came to believe) was, that over time, the cops beat him up, stole his car, entered his premises at will, harassed him, etc. Among many problems is that the only location to make a complaint against an officer or seek police investigative help is the officer(s)’ own precinct — a non-starter. A DA wouldn’t want to hear the case without indisputable evidence, but how could the husband get that evidence without police powers? If he resorted to private investigators he risked opening himself up to stalking charges. There needs to be an outside office charged with the responsibility to investigate complaints against NYPD members, it can not be (and is not) self-policing. In my experience, sociopathic police officers think they have landed in clover, to put it mildly.

  2. I have several convictions on my record which are wrongful due to the lies told about me by New York City and Philadelphia police officers.
    One conviction I have stems from a complaint i made to the Bureau of Internal Affairs regarding police misconduct I witnessed in Philadelphia back in the 90′s. I reported these officers to a woman sergeant who was working as an investigator for Internal Affairs wh I later found out had been sued for $400,000 for civil rights violations she’d been found liable for ten years earlier. Once I made these complaints to her, she immediately went to the assistant D.A. to have me charged with false swearing. It was my word against the officers so I got convicted.
    Since the convictions were handed down in June of 2003, I have contacted the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Attorney General’s Office, the FBI, the Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission, the Mayor’s Office, several Innocence Projects, and state representatives for the Philadelphia area to no avail. As far as I know, this woman sergeant still works at the Bureau of Internal Affaiirs “investigating” allegations of police misconduct. I wonder how many other people who have gone there to report miisconduct have been dealt with in this way by her.

    • pathwhisperer Says:

      Bureaus of Internal Affairs are horrible conflicts of interest. They report to the same bosses the cops they supposedly investigate do, and the bosses of course don’t want their own reputations tarnished. It is really a shell game, a con to fool the public that someone is watching the watchers — yeah, the watchers are watching the watchers. There need to be independent bodies with subpoena powers to investigate police malfeasance.

      Did you have a jury or just in front of a judge? In any situation like this I’d advise requesting a jury.

      • My attorney, A. Charles Peruto advised against it, and arranged for me to go through something called a stipulated trial. I still don’t quite know what a stipulated trial is.
        I wanted to go through a jury trial, but my attorney wouldn’t hear of it. I believe he knew my funds were limited, so he insisted on a non-jury trial to save himself some time. I couldn’t afford to hire another lawyer. The officers got to walk out of the court room laughing out loud after I got convicted.
        One of the people I reported to the the Bureau of Internal Affairs possibly went on to sexually assault someone who was arrested at a protest during Philadelphia’s last Republican Convention.
        About eleven years ago, I read an account given by a protester, whose last name was Bonham, that a corrections officer at a Philadelphia’s main jail twisted his penis to quiet him after he’d been pepper sprayed and hog tied. This officer’s name, gender, and race all matched up with those of one I accused of attempting to injure me with a set of handcuffs(crushing my wrists with them and telling me they’d be “black and blue” by the time I got out of them). I ended up with what a doctor called cutaneous nerve injuries in my wrists and hands.
        I think the reason Philadelphia’s corruption goes underreported is that many of its police are African-American, and the press prefers police corruption stories that involve white officers accused of mistreating people of color.
        I’ve also tried contacting the press, both Philadelphia’s and the national media, and no one’s been interested. Part of the problem is that this is a stupid, self righteous country which likes to believe its police forces simply don’t do these things, and that anyone who claims the police have mistreated them either had it coming or is lying. America is deaf to this information.
        I’ve contacted the judges who presided at my hearings with information my attorney said was inadmissible in my case, and never got a response. The fact that the person who went to the D.A. to have me charged with falsely swearing (the woman sergeant at I.A.B.)had been sued for civil rights violations was inadmissible, according to my attorney at my trial. I like to think her history would have cast some doubt on her claim I was lying. Also, the information about the corrections officer was inadmissible; according to my attorney.
        As far as I’m concerned, my poverty got me convicted. I couldn’t afford to change attornies or appeal my case.
        This case in Philadelphia led to another conviction in New York. That’s another long story I’ll spare you. The police in this country are simply out of control, and definitely sociopathic.

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