A-Hole Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer Issues Bogus Tickets To Good Samaritans Who Rescued Deer From Icy Water

December 17, 2010

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND – They fought to save a life, and now they say they’ll fight the fine.

It all revolves around the rescue of a deer trapped in icy water Thursday night.

Alex DeMetrick reports that good deed was rewarded with tickets.

Strangers banded together to pull a deer out of the freezing water of the Patapsco River on Thursday night.

“We seen the deer going under,” said Khalil Abusakran. “It couldn’t maintain. It was starting to freeze, and it was really getting bad.”

Abusakran brought a raft, and Jim Hart joined him.

“We had oars and shovels to break the ice, for the deer to get out,” Abusakran said.

But in the excited aftermath of the rescue, a natural resources police officer on the scene wrote both men a ticket.

“And he didn’t say anything,” Jim Hart said. “We went in and out of the water numerous times. He didn’t stop us at all.”

They say they were ticketed for not wearing life vests, although both are over the age for mandatory use of flotation devices.

“No, we didn’t have vests on, but we’re not 16 years old,” Abusakran said. “There were personal floating devices on the boat.”

The ticket itself doesn’t check off any specific violation, just a $90 fine.

They’ll fight it in court, as they fought for the deer.

The two men ticketed say they will fight the citations at the court hearing in Annapolis set for Feb. 18.

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Orange County Florida Deputy Sheriff Malinda Miller Gets Less Than A Slap On The Wrist After Killing 91 Year Old Man In High Speed Patrol Car Crash

December 12, 2010

ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA – An Orange County deputy caused the crash last summer that killed a 91-year-old man who was on his way to the hospital for his daily visit with the sick and dying, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday.

Deputy Malinda Miller, 28, will lose her driver’s license for at least six months, said Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes. Miller is accused of speeding — going 86 mph in a 40-mph zone — and failing to use her emergency lights or siren.

Both are civil traffic infractions — not crimes, Montes said.

Because the crash was fatal, Montes said, the deputy will automatically lose her driving privileges for six months. A judge could suspend her license for a year.

The crash happened at 5:35 a.m. Aug. 17. Miller was racing north on Magnolia Homes Road in west Orange County to a suspicious-vehicle call when she plowed into the Buick driven by Ed Soistman. She did not have on her emergency lights or siren.
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Soistman had just stopped at a stop sign, then pulled into the intersection.

If the deputy had been driving the speed limit, Highway Patrol Cpl. Albert Pratts wrote in his final report, there would have been no crash. And if she’d had on her lights and siren, Soistman might have seen or heard her coming.

The trooper blamed the crash solely on Miller.

She tried to avoid it, Pratts wrote. Troopers found 89 feet of skid marks and clear signs that she veered to the left.

She suffered minor injuries and went to Orlando Regional Medical Center that day. When troopers tried to question her there, she said no, citing the advice of a lawyer, according to Pratt’s report.

Miller returned to work shortly after the crash. She was given the traffic tickets Friday, Montes said.

Sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves said that his agency will now move forward with an internal investigation.

Miller remains a road patrol deputy, but on Friday she was moved to a desk job, an assignment she’ll have while her license is suspended and the internal investigation is under way, Nieves wrote in a prepared statement.

The crash, Nieves said, was a tragedy.

Soistman, known as “Fast Eddie” to friends, died of blunt force trauma to his head, neck, torso and limbs, according to Pratt’s report.

He was a former Martin Marietta Corp. executive who every day went to local hospitals to visit the sick. That morning, he was en route to Florida Hospital Orlando, according to the Highway Patrol.

He joked with hospital patients, prayed with them and gave them communion, said friends.

He was a lay minister at St. John Lutheran Church in Winter Park and kept a list of people to visit, people who were too sick to leave their homes, the church reported.

Soistman served for more than three decades on Orange County’s Children and Family Services Board and was often a visitor at Greater Oaks Village, a group home for abused and neglected children.

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New York City Police Officers Shaun Grossweiler And Richard DeMartino Brutally Beat Housewife Over Dog Poop

December 8, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Ann Stanczyk had a Black Friday she’ll never forget – the 49-year-old Queens woman says she was humiliated and beaten by two NYPD cops in a dispute over dog droppings.

Pictures taken by her son a day after the Nov. 26 incident show Stanczyk with a welt under one eye and a garish purple bruise on her breast, plus injuries to her hands and knee.

Yesterday, the Polish immigrant filed a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board and plans to sue.

“I just doing it to protect other people from police brutality,” Stanczyk told the Daily News. “I don’t want what happened to me happen to anyone else. I want to protect the others. If it can happen to me it can happen to other people.”

Stanczyk, a married housewife from Rockaway Beach, was walking her terrier, Psotka – Polish for “prankster” – when she wound up in a confrontation with two uniformed officers from the 100th Precinct, Shaun Grossweiler and Richard DeMartino.

“They saw my dog and they said I didn’t clean up,” said Stanczyk, fighting back tears as she spoke in halting English. “I said, ‘No, she only pee.’ They, of course, not agree with me and I say, ‘Show me. Where is it?'”

The officers found dog feces nearby, she said.

“Pick it up,” she said one cop ordered her. “I got scared. I pick up. I said, ‘It’s cold, not belong to my dog.’ When I smiled and said I didn’t do anything, that made them very upset.”

At that point, Stanczyk was handcuffed and arrested. When she used her feet to try to prevent them from closing the patrol car door to secure her, she says, the beating began.

“I get scared to death,” she said. “I started to scream, ‘My dog! My dog!’ They punch me in my face. They punch me in my breast. They punch me in my stomach.”

A neighbor ran over to take Psotka and cops took Stanczyk to the precinct. She was treated for her injuries – her knee still requires physical therapy – and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Court papers indicate police accused Stanczyk of causing a ruckus by yelling at the officers to leave her alone. They also said she locked her hands in front of her to avoid arrest.

The case was adjourned until May, when it will be dismissed as long as she stays out of trouble.

Stanczyk had never been arrested before. She lost her job as a nurse in 2008 when she failed to attend a training program after an argument with a coworker. Her lawyer, Jon Norinsberg, said the workplace disagreement is “something that uneqivocally had nothing to do with what happened with police beating her the way they beat her.”

Stanczyk said nothing she did warranted her injuries. She can’t get past what happened.

“I am afraid to leave the apartment,” she said. “I call my friends and beg them to go out with me. I feel better to stay home all the time.”

Grossweiler, a four-year veteran, and DeMartino, a 10-year veteran, did not respond to a request for comment.

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Crazed NY Sanitation Agent Charged Elderly Woman With Throwing A Newspaper In A Trash Can

December 8, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – What a bunch of garbage!

An elderly Manhattan woman living on Social Security was slapped with a $100 ticket — just for throwing away a newspaper in a city trash can.

Delia Gluckin, 80, tossed the paper in a bin right outside her Inwood apartment building Sunday morning, only to be ambushed by an overzealous Department of Sanitation agent wielding a citation book.

“I was walking to take the subway downtown and dropped it in a trash can, and this lady in a blue uniform ran up to me,” Gluckin told The Post.

“I thought she was going to ask for directions. She said, ‘You just dropped garbage in there,’ ” according to Gluckin.
LITTER OF THE LAW: Delia Gluckin, 80, got a $100 trash ticket when she threw a newspaper away.
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LITTER OF THE LAW: Delia Gluckin, 80, got a $100 trash ticket when she threw a newspaper away.

“I said, ‘I didn’t, it was just a newspaper,’ and I offered to take it out,” said Gluckin, who had tossed her Sunday Post out.

Sanit cop Kathy Castro wrote Gluckin the summons for putting “improper refuse” in a city litter basket.

“She acted as if I had a committed a crime,” said the outraged octogenarian.

“I said, ‘Look, lady, I’m a senior citizen . . . I’ll just take it back.’ I even said to her, ‘Am I your first customer of the day? I really felt intimidated . . . I have a feeling she just wanted to make her quota.”

The green mesh can, at the corner of Beak Street and Seaman Avenue, is marked with signs that read “litter only” and “no household trash.”

In a statement, Sanitation admitted, “Being fined for tossing a newspaper into a basket is odd.

“Too many apartment dwellers use the corner litter basket as their personal household dumping site.”

Gluckin said she’ll fight the fine.

“I was never in trouble with anybody,” she said. “I’m on a fixed income; I would have to sacrifice to pay the fine. And if I don’t pay in 10 days, they up it to $300.”

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Pizza Hut Tried To Cut Losses By Dine And Dash Customers By Making Blacks Prepay For Food

December 8, 2010

UK – PIZZA Hut sparked a racism row after a group of black footballers were told to pay before they ate — “because of the way they looked”.

The furious players with Division One side AFC Bournemouth said restaurant staff told them to shell out up front for their meal.

But salt was rubbed into the wound when a large all-white party was welcomed into the branch and allowed to eat first and pay later.

When the six black players refused to pull out their wallets and pay for their pizza and drinks in advance, restaurant staff called the police claiming they were being “disruptive”.

Officers attended the Pizza Hut in Bournemouth, Dorset, but took no action after the footballers agreed to leave without having their meal after explaining their point.

Apologised

Pizza Hut has since apologised for the incident and launched an investigation into what happened.

The players, including first-team regulars Anton Robinson, Liam Feeney and Marvin Bartley, went to the eatery for lunch after their training session was cancelled due to the bad weather.

Midfielder Robinson, 24, said: “We ordered the food and the next thing the manager came up with the bill and said, ‘Would you mind paying first?’

“It struck us all as pretty odd to be honest.

“We asked if that was the policy and he said ‘no’. When we asked why he had asked us, he said, ‘It’s the way you look’.

“We had a good idea what he was trying to get at, especially when a group of white blokes came in straight after us and they weren’t asked to pay before they had their food.”

He added: “The only thing that was different was the colour of our skins.”

A spokesman for Pizza Hut said they had recently introduced a policy of asking certain customers to pay in advance but this was up to the discretion of staff.

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He added: “We do not tolerate any form of discrimination so immediately investigated this incident.

“While our duty manager’s actions were absolutely not racially motivated we are very sorry for the way this was handled.

“Police recently recommended that the restaurant started asking people to pay for their meal before dining, to combat a number of incidents where customers had left without paying.

“Unfortunately, it seems this approach was not enforced as a blanket policy and we have ensured all staff have been retrained.

“We will be contacting the customers concerned to apologise.”

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Hero Gets A Tiny Slap On The Wrist After Her Tuna Sandwiches Sent 47 Police Officers To The Hospital – LOL

December 8, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, UK – A former British cafe owner was ordered to wear an electronic tag as punishment for poisoning 47 cops with contaminated tuna sandwiches, the Birmingham Mail reported Tuesday.

Cops ordered 100 sandwiches from Muriel Morris’ Meal Machine cafe in Birmingham, central England, on July 3 last year so they had something to eat while policing a demonstration.

But Morris sent them contaminated tuna and chicken sandwiches that made 47 cops ill, with some feeling so sick they thought they were going to die when they were on the way to the hospital for treatment.

Morris, 70, of Birmingham, 120 miles north of London, admitted to four charges of breaching food hygiene regulations in Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. She sold the cafe and retired after poisoning the cops, the court heard.

One officer said in a statement to the court he felt so sick that “I thought my life was coming to an end.”

District judge Robert Zara ordered Morris to wear an electronic tag and obey an overnight curfew. He also imposed a four-month suspended sentence.

The poisoned cops were policing demonstrations between right-wing English Defense League protestors and anti-fascism groups.

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