Cop-Hater Marilyn Mosby’s Mother, Father And Uncle Were Disgraced Cops

Bad Blood: Marilyn Mosby’s Mom Resigned Boston Police Force After Failing Drug Test – Daily Caller

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The mother of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby faced numerous disciplinary actions during her 20-year career as a Boston police officer, though the public wouldn’t know it based on the Freddie Gray case prosecutor’s public statements touting her family’s strong policing history.

The 35-year-old Mosby has used her family’s police ties to rebut critics who say she rushed to judgement and overcharged the six cops involved in Gray’s April 12 arrest. The 25-year-old Gray died a week later, touching off rioting in Baltimore and nationwide protests.

“Law enforcement is pretty much instilled within my being,” Mosby told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on May 1, the day she publicly announced charges against the officers. “I come from five generations of police officers,” she added, pointing out that her mother, father, grandfather and uncles have all served as cops.

But there’s more to the story than Mosby has let on.

Personnel records obtained by The Daily Caller show that Mosby’s mother, Linda Thompson, first violated the Boston police department’s substance abuse policy in 2006. After serving a 45-day rehab stint, Thompson violated the drug code again and voluntarily resigned on Feb. 1, 2008, rather than be fired.

The early retirement allowed Thompson, now 52, to draw a $1,810.69 monthly pension.

Thompson is not the only member of Mosby’s family to have had a rocky policing career. Mosby’s father was fired from the Boston police department in 1991 following accusations that he and his partner robbed drug dealers at gun point. Mosby’s uncle was fired from Boston PD in 2001 after testing positive for cocaine. Her grandfather was a well-respected Boston cop, but he ultimately and unsuccessfully sued the department for racial discrimination in the 1980s.

Mosby has not publicly mentioned any of that during her speeches when running for Baltimore state’s attorney or since taking on the Gray case.

“A majority of police officers are risking their lives day-in and day-out,” Mosby told Hayes during her interview. “Recognizing that, because that’s what my family did, I also recognize that there are those individuals that usurp their authority who will… go past the public trust.”

“When they do that, you have to hold those individuals accountable,” Mosby added.

Mosby’s claims are disingenuous, say three retired Boston police officers interviewed by TheDC.

“Linda Thompson’s daughter is lecturing police officers about the right thing to do? You’ve got to be kidding me,” said one former cop who reached the highest levels of the Boston police department and has known Thompson since the beginning of her career.

The retired officer, who asked not to be named, said that Mosby’s message has been, “You can trust me, I come from a family of cops.”

Mosby has proved a polarizing figure so far in the Gray case. Elected to office last year, she became a national star to many after her public announcement of charges against the cops. But her many critics say her case is flimsy and that she charged the officers for political reasons.

The prosecution’s theory seems to be that the officers did not do enough to restrain Gray in the back of a police van after his April 12 arrest. Some of the six officers also failed to provide proper medical attention, Mosby has claimed.

Gray’s April 19 death was ruled a homicide due to “an act of omission.” Mosby charged the driver of Gray’s police van with second-degree depraved heart murder and manslaughter. Three other cops face manslaughter charges.

Mosby has also been heavily criticized for using activist rhetoric when publicly discussing the case. During her May 1 speech she said that she heard protesters’ battle-cry of “no justice, no peace.” Days before that speech – and before the medical examiner’s office had even determined Gray’s cause of death – she told a group of local clergy members that she was going to seek justice for Gray “by any and all means necessary.”

The public got an apparent glimpse of Mosby’s sentiment towards the cops when she “favorited” two controversial tweets on May 6. One tweet called the officers “thugs” and another asserted that the young prosecutor “INFURIATES a certain kind of white person.” Mosby denied favoriting the tweets, saying that her account was hacked. However, her personal account showed no other evidence of being infiltrated.

Mosby’s public comments reminded one retired Boston detective of something her mom did in the 18th district police house on Oct. 3, 1995.

That was the day a California jury found O.J. Simpson not guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

The detective, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told TheDC that when the bombshell decision was announced, an ecstatic Linda Thompson jumped up on the desk of another officer and began “doing a victory dance.”

The retired detective said he was bothered by the display but felt he couldn’t do anything about it. Thompson did not respond to a phone message and several emails sent over the past three weeks seeking comment about the incident.

Thompson’s former colleague gave other insight into her work in the 18th district, which encompasses Boston’s Hyde Park.

“This is a woman we carried because half of the time she was on drugs, she was high,” the former cop told TheDC in a phone interview.

“Everybody knew it, but nobody wanted to say anything,” he added. “She did nothing. All she did was put in the hours.”

Thompson officially became a Boston police officer in April 1987. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Prescott Thompson, who helped start Boston’s first black policeman’s organization.

Even as a police recruit, Linda Thompson faced disciplinary action. Her personnel file shows she was suspended for one day in Jan. 1987. After becoming a full-time cop, Thompson was suspended again for one day on Dec. 7, 1989, for failure to report for duty. She was suspended for another day on Oct. 29, 1991, for refusing directives and orders.

Thompson was suspended for 10 days on Feb. 5, 1993. That decision was made following a hearing held Dec. 31, 1991, which was sparked by an internal affairs investigation started in July 1990. Evidence was submitted which established that Thompson violated security rules and rules governing the care and maintenance of department firearms. In 1995, the department revised Thompson’s punishment and awarded her five days of back pay.

On Nov. 13, 1995, just weeks after the alleged Simpson verdict scene, Thompson was cited for failure to report for duty and was suspended for one day. She was suspended again for one day on May 28, 1996, for neglect of duty and for failure to report damage to an assigned vehicle. On Sept. 26, 2003, Thompson was suspended for five days for using profane language towards a superior and for refusing to leave a restricted area.

Thompson’s first documented drug violation came on Dec. 5, 2006, according to her personnel file. Records show she agreed to a settlement for violating the department’s substance abuse policy. As part of the settlement, Thompson accepted a 45-day suspension.

Thompson, now the director of a Christian dance school in North Carolina, violated the department’s substance abuse policy again, according to the three retired officers. None had direct knowledge of the department’s internal investigation but said that Thompson’s second foul was known all throughout the department.

Last month, TheDC reported that in 1989, Mosby’s father, Alan James, was arrested and charged with assault and battery along with another officer for their role in the armed robberies of local drug dealers. James and his partner allegedly flashed their badges and pulled out their guns. During one heist, one of the officers’ weapons discharged, though nobody was hurt. James was acquitted of charges in 1991 but was fired by the Boston police department immediately after.

Mosby’s grandfather, Prescott Thompson, was by all accounts a distinguished police officer. But he eventually filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the department. He was forced to resign the force in 1976 because he lost his right eye five years before and could no longer work. When he tried to come back on the job in 1986, he was denied. After that, he filed the suit, which eventually went nowhere.

Mosby’s uncle, Richard Miller, was successful in his 1981 racial discrimination lawsuit against the Massachusetts state police. He was a awarded a judgement of more than $200,000.

TheDC found that another Mosby uncle, Preston Thompson, was fired from the Boston police force after testing positive for cocaine in 2001. That was Thompson’s first positive test for drugs, and he could have remained on the force, which has a two-strikes policy, had he entered the same 45-day drug rehab program Linda Thompson entered. But he refused to do so and was fired. He reportedly draws disability pay.

Mosby’s office did not respond to a request for comment. The trial against the six Baltimore officers is scheduled to begin in October. Defense attorneys for the accused have filed motions calling for Mosby to recuse herself from the case. So far, she has declined to do so.

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Naked Idiot Whacked Out On Drugs Crashes Stolen Car, Gets Tasered By Cops

Cops: Naked Man Steals Car, Crashes, Says Actor Paul Walker Is In The Trunk – The Examiner

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A naked, intoxicated Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday morning after he crashed a stolen car into a tree, Towamencin Police say. But his being naked wasn’t the only weird thing about the arrest. No, Tyler Preston Dunhan, who later admitted to authorities that he was under the influence of mind-altering substances, presented police with a series of strange behaviors, not the least of which was begging them to shoot him and claiming that late actor Paul Walker was in the trunk of the crashed car.

The Associated Press reported May 11 that Tyler Dunhan, 19, aggressively confronted officers after he crashed a stolen Honda Fit into a tree in Dresher, Pennsylvania. With his fists clenched, he demanded they shoot him. After using a stun gun on the intoxicated teen, police took him into custody.

According to Montgormery News, Towamencin Police were originally called to the scene when a woman called 911 to report that a naked man had entered here home. He had been confronted by the woman’s father and family dog before running outside. He jumped into the family car, a Honda Fit, which was running, its door already open.

According to a police affidavit, an officer soon tracked the car, still running, crashed into a tree, the naked Dunham still inside. The officer repeatedly commanded Dunham to turn off the car and put his hands on the steering wheel, but the teen was incoherent, taking in “completely unrelated gibberish,” according to the officer. With the driver’s failure to comply, the officer drew his weapon.

That’s when Tyler Dunham told him to shoot. “Shoot me in the (expletive) face!” he reportedly said. The officer told him he had no intention of shooting him. Then, when backup officers arrived, Dunham locked all the doors.

With officers yelling for him to exit the vehicle (and believing the teen was going to attempt to drive away), officers went to break the driver’s side window. Dunham revved the engine but could not manage to get the car to reverse (it is not clear whether this was due to the crash or the driver’s state of intoxication), so police continued to pound on the window.

Dunham finally got out of the vehicle and moved toward one of the officers. A second officer shot him in the back with a Taser, whereupon the officers were able to handcuff the teen.

The affidavit claims that while awaiting medical personnel, Dunham allegedly confided that he had taken “Acid, LSD, protein shakes and grass.” He also admitted to stabbing someone. It was at this time that he also yelled, “Check the trunk! Paul Walker is in the trunk!”

Paul Walker is the late actor most famous for starring in the “Fast and Furious” movie series. He was killed in 2013 when the driver of the car he was riding in lost control and crashed.

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Baltimore Cops Call For Leftist Mayor To Resign Over ‘Stand Down’ Order Issued During Riot

Baltimore Police Officers Want To Oust The Mayor – Daily Caller

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During a Baltimore-based radio talk show on Thursday, a man who identified himself as a Baltimore police officer named “Jeff” called into the program and said fellow police officers were organizing to push out the city’s mayor.

“There is right now over 50 of us officers who are immediately asking for [Baltimore Mayor] Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to step down for what she did to us Monday,” the caller told WBAL radio host Derek Hunter.

The Baltimore mayor has denied giving “stand down” orders and blamed the media for misinterpreting her comments about providing “a space” for protesters to loot.

“Any other time in my career, if somebody were to throw a brick or a block at me, we would take immediate actions to pull our weapons on them. Numerous times on Monday when our officers were being injured, our commanders are telling us ‘stand down, stand down.’ You had no idea what it did to us as police officers to sit there,” said the self-described “21-year veteran” of the Baltimore police department.

“Our commissioner was so upset Monday night. You could see it in his voice as he’s giving interviews. He wanted to let us do our jobs,” insisted the WBAL caller.

“Jeff” continued to explain that the way to shut down situations from escalating is to “lock up” the first agitator the moment they start breaking the law.

He also said that many police officers were injured but there were even more unreported “officers who had cuts and bruises.”

The alleged police officer claims the movement inside the Baltimore police department against the city mayor is growing.

“Our numbers are growing of officers. We have black, white, female, Hispanic and other officers who are joining this movement now to get her out of office,” he told WBAL Radio.

While limited police resources has been listed as a factor in the police department’s hands off approach during the looting this week, the caller “Jeff” insists that they could have handled the crowd.

“The moment it started, we could have ended it. Trust you me. They would not let us. It’s on the mayor’s shoulders now for the people who were injured, the buildings that were burnt, and the officers that were hurt. The city may never recover from what she let happen,” he said.

“The mayor needs to answer for this.”

The officer told WBAL that police morale is “unbelievably low” and numerous officers have quit since Monday. He is currently talking to his wife about whether he should continue his work in the police department.

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Disabled Veteran Fights Back After Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors Tried To Falsely Imprison Him (Video)

Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors – Yahoo News

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If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison – because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation.

As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s two-year nightmare began on Aug. 20, 2012, when he was paid $50 to serve a court summons on behalf of his nephew against Bogalusa police officer Chad Cassard in a police brutality lawsuit.

Dendinger handed Cassard a white envelope containing the documents and says he went on his way. But 20 minutes later, police showed up to Dendinger’s house and arrested him. He was put in jail on charges of simple battery, obstruction of justice and intimidating a witness.

Two of those charges are felonies, and a prior cocaine conviction on Dendinger’s record threatened to land him in jail for a long time as a repeat offender.

But Dendinger was confident that a mistake had been made and that he would be released without cause since two prosecutors and several police officers had seen him hand over the summons peacefully.

But that’s not what happened.

A year after the incident, then-District Attorney Walter Reed brought charges against Dendinger. His case was backed by two prosecutors who asserted that Dendinger had assaulted Cassard. Seven witness statements also supported the case.

Cassard made the same claim, writing in a voluntary statement that Dendinger “slapped him in the chest” when he served the summons.

Pamela Legendre, a staff attorney who witnessed the hand-off, said she thought Dendinger had punched Cassard.

Bogalusa police chief Joe Culpepper said that Dendinger had used “violence” and “force.”

And another witness said in a deposition that Dendinger used such force when he served the summons that Cassard flew back several feet.

“It wasn’t fun and games, they had a plan, the plan was really to go after him and put him away. That is scary,” Philip Kaplan, the attorney representing Dendinger in his civil rights case, told WWL.

“I realized even more at that moment these people are trying to hurt me,” Dendinger told the news station.

Luckily for Dendinger, his wife and nephew had filmed him that day in order to prove that the court papers had been served.

Grainy video of the exchange shows Dendinger handing Cassard the summons and the former police officer walking away in the opposite direction. Though the video aired by WWL does not show the entire encounter, what it does not show is Dendinger slapping anyone or acting aggressively during the crucial moment when he served the summons.

The video also shows that the witness who claimed that Denginger’s force pushed Cassard back several feet had his back turned as the scene unfolded.

After Reed was forced to recuse his office from the case, it was referred to the Louisiana attorney general who quickly dropped the charges against Dendinger.

Rafael Goyeneche, president of the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission, told WWL that after viewing the video he did not see Dendinger commit battery on Cassard and that the officers and prosecutors involved could be looking at serious ethics charges.

“I didn’t see a battery, certainly a battery committed that would warrant criminal charges being preferred,” Goyeneche said.

“It’s a felony to falsify a police report,” Goyeneche continued. “So this is a police report, and this police report was the basis for charging this individual.”

Kaplan made the obvious point: ”If this was truly a battery on a police officer, with police officers all around him, why isn’t something happening right there?”

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Scumbag Cops Pull Pregant Woman In Labor From Car; Force Her To The Ground At Gunpoint (Video)

Pregnant Woman In Labor Forced To Ground Held At Gunpoint By Cops For Speeding To Hospital – Free Thought Project

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Police in Iowa recently engaged in a high speed chase with a woman who was in labor and then held her and her husband at gunpoint on the side of the road.

Ben and Rachel Kohnen were going just 30 miles per hour over the speed limit when they were on their way to the hospital, so Rachel could give birth to their child. They were traveling in the middle of the night when the roads were mostly empty.

However, there was a police car hiding in the darkness, and when the couple passed the car, the officer inside turned his lights on and pursued the Kohen’s SUV along Highway 7, near the town of Manson in Calhoun County.

“He starts following me and he turns on his lights an my wife says we can’t pull over. The baby is coming now,” the driver, Ben Kohnen of Pomeroy told reporters.

“I did tell him not to stop,” Rachel Kohnen confirmed.

Rachel said that she was afraid that she would have the baby in the car and would rather explain the situation to the police at the hospital, instead of having her baby on the side of the road during a traffic stop.

Rachel reportedly attempted to dial 911 during the police chase, but admitted that she may have been difficult for the operator to hear and understand in her condition.

Not long into the chase, police set up tire spikes along the road ahead of the Kohnen’s car. Ben ran over the tire spikes, and instantly all four tires on the car went flat, causing the vehicle to come to an abrupt stop.

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As soon as the car stopped, angry police began to yell and point guns at the Kohnens, despite the fact that Rachel was obviously in labor. Immediately, the couple was ordered to the ground at gunpoint, and police refused to even let them explain themselves. Eventually, the officers realized that they had a serious medical emergency on their hands and they rushed the Kohnens to the hospital.

An hour later Rachel was able to give birth to her baby girl, who they named Hazel. Everyone is in great health, but the couple is likely traumatized and are still unsure whether or not they will face charges for the incident.

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Homeowner Schools Pushy Cops On His Constitutional Rights (Video)

Man Shuts Down Ignorant Cops With Knowledge Of His Rights – Mr. Conservative

This video poignantly illustrates just how important it is to know your Constitutional rights. After two cops attempted to enter his home without a warrant, Avel Amarel schooled them with his healthy knowledge of what they were and were not permitted by law to do.

Once again, we have an instance of law enforcement abusing their authority. The cops who showed up at Amarel’s door tried to get inside the residence based solely on the fact that they were “looking for a wanted felon.” When Amarel asked them for ID, the officer appeared dumbstruck, and replied, “You want to play games?” He also appeared to have quite a problem with the fact that Amarel was videotaping the exchange.

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Cell Phone Thief Calls Cops To Complain That Her Victim Won’t Stop Following Her

Police: Robber Calls Cops Because Victim Won’t Leave Her Alone – KOMO

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If she had to do it all over again, a suspected cellphone thief probably wouldn’t call the police to complain that her victim was following her and refusing to leave her alone. But, you know what they say about hindsight.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the 20-year-old suspect called 911 around 4 p.m. Saturday from a gas station parking lot in the 6600 block of Martin Luther King Junior Way South. She said a man was following her and accusing her of taking his phone.

Officers arrived to find the suspect standing with a 21-year-old man, who had multiple cuts and bruises.

According to police, the suspect told officers she and her boyfriend were sitting near the 21-year-old on a Metro bus when he woke up from a nap, accused them of stealing his cellphone and attacked them as they ran from the bus.

But according to the 21-year-old, that’s not quite how it happened. He told officers he was sitting on the bus with his eyes closed when suddenly the music he had been listening to stopped. He opened his eyes to see the suspect and a man with his phone.

The 21-year-old said he asked the couple to return his phone only to have them punch and kick him in the head. He told officers the couple ran off the bus,, and he followed them. He said the other man kept running, while the suspect stopped to call 911.

According to police, the suspect denied taking the victim’s phone until officers noticed a phone-shaped bulge in her pocket. Officers reportedly found both the victim’s phone and three grams of crack on the suspect.

She was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery and drug possession.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

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