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Officers may face discipline at state level

There you go again smitty, making assumptions. Nothing in the article proves Khatib did or did not have knowledge of the illegal acts. It does not begin to explain in detail the workings of the traffic unit so without that information your claim, like so many others you have made, is spurious at best.

Unless you have access to, and can provide a copy of, the operating protocols of that unit to prove Khatib was somehow complicit, your accusation is baseless. It seems that you always see a conspiracy where none exists. How sad.

June 26, 2012 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officers may face discipline at state level

Really? How's this for a "reality check" then - according to the web there are over 850,000 cops. Now unless you have PERSONAL knowledge that they have all done even one of the things you list it would behoove you to quit trying to put everyone in the same category as these two former LPD officers.

Those two officers deserve to lose their state certification for what they did, no question. But to make such an asinine claim that their actions are representative of the 100's of thousands of cops who are doing their jobs professionally, honestly and at great personal risk every day is pathetic. So you're right in one regard, I can't show you ONE cop who hasn't done those things because in reality there are several 100 thousand who haven't. Do the math and quit with the baseless accusations already.

June 25, 2012 at 11:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU student arrested for having gun in a scholarship hall

Really, "the dishonest cops are happy to remain in the pockets on KU's shark-filled HR Department"? So, you have any proof to back up this claim of "dishonest cops" in anybody's pocket, let alone the HR department? Somehow there is collusion between cops and HR? Seems to me that HR departments in state agencies have no extra money to dole out for bribes so unless you have proof please don't make such outlandish claims. Starting to sound like Smitty, or did Smitty get a new sign on.....

BTW, what the heck are "street harassers" anyway? Do you mean cops who give you tickets? If that's it, here's an idea: obey the law.

April 25, 2012 at 5:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Decades later, son discovers how his mother actually died

Have to respectfully disagree cait. Where is the proof that his drowning was a murder? Without more evidence it could go either way.

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Decades later, son discovers how his mother actually died

Smitty once again you distort the facts. Chris Bread's death was solved, despite how close it was to the statute of limits (not stature as you wrote) so that is hardly a "serial killer" case and cannot be lumped in with the other cases you mentioned.

As for the drowning victims, I recall hearing back when these happened that at least one of them told people at a bar he was planning to swim across the river. I do not recall what was said about the other poor soul who drowned but unless there is evidence they were forced into the water or held underwater or SOMETHING to show it was anything but an accident it is simply not a murder and therefore not the work of a serial killer.

Also, the fact that a hit and run death is unsolved does not make it a intentional murder. Could be an accident where the driver fled the scene and was simply not caught in which case it could be classified a number of ways.

Lastly, I sat in on the coroner's inquest on the Sevier case and it was thoroughly investigated by the coroner's office and ruled justifiable homicide. The autopsy clearly showed that he had his arm raised over his head while holding a large knife, just as the officers reported, when he lunged at one of them. Tragic situation all the way around to be sure. But for you to sit back and pass judgement on law enforcement professionals who had to make a split second decision to protect their lives is pathetic. You may not like the outcome but it was investigated thoroughly by the appropriate office and the facts were brought forward.

April 20, 2012 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Decades later, son discovers how his mother actually died

I am sorry for Brian's loss and even sorrier that no one told him the truth after all these years.

As for how serious he thinks the police took the case, the article says "The M-Squad logged more than 4,000 investigative hours, followed more than 500 leads and collected more than 300 pieces of evidence, but made no arrests." I know it may be hard to accept, but the fact is that thousands of hours of work and hundreds of leads do not guarantee a case will be solved. I am confidant that if more leads are developed they will be followed. Wish it could be different, but that is the reality of police work.

April 20, 2012 at 10:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parole hearings cause victims to relive trauma

Amen PitBull & momma, apparently goodcountry misses the point all together. There are of course problems of one degree or another in every law enforcement agency - after all they are a reflection of the community from which they are hired. But the point here is that justice was indeed served and God bless the victim for having the fortitude to carry on and the officers for catching this twit and putting him where he belongs.

And goodcountry, if you have actually KNOW of some misconduct or illegal activity by law enforcement that is not already being addressed you should contact the Attorney General's office. If your foul mouthed accusations cannot be backed up then perhaps you should rethink your position.

March 25, 2012 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two Lawrence police department employees suspended, pending investigation

Oldsoul are you taking cop bashing lessons from Smitty? You claim you "...personally witnessed sordid, unconscionable misconduct by KU cops..." without offering proof? Please, do share exactly what this misconduct was, did they arrest you, give you a ticket, what?

How would you feel if someone said they "personally witnessed sordid, unconscionable misconduct by Oldsoul" but offered no proof? Should we believe them just because they wrote it down?

Oh yea, defines "sordid" as:

1. morally ignoble or base; vile: sordid methods.
2. meanly selfish, self-seeking, or mercenary.
3. dirty or filthy.
4. squalid; wretchedly poor and run-down: sordid housing.

So please, do tell what these KU cops did that meets any of those definitions. Inquiring minds want to know!

February 17, 2012 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two Lawrence police department employees suspended, pending investigation

"Most of the LPD cops (not all) are in to bending the law..." I am pretty sure there are over 100 LPD officers so you personally know and can prove that over 50 of them are bending the law? Please, present your proof forthwith and I will lead the procession to the DA's office to see that they get charged.

Unless, that was nothing more than a lie and you wouldn't bend the truth now would you L-town? And I notice that while they messed up the chain of evidence in your case you did not deny committing whatever crime it was they were searching for in the first place. Interesting, a potential criminal accusing the police of being criminals. Oh the irony!

February 17, 2012 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two Lawrence police department employees suspended, pending investigation

Smitty, you do realize that anyone can say anything in a complaint and that does not make it true. Seems I heard a news story recently where the folks involved with the whole Yellow House criminal enterprise had their appeal thrown out. Sort of makes me think this Det. Riner did his job correctly. But as you have so often shown here you hate all cops and assume they are all crooked so I am SURE you will conclude that the fix was in.

Better make sure that tin foil is covering all your windows so those brain scanning waves don't make it through!

February 14, 2012 at 8:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )