An Easton police officer who resigned this week amid allegations that he did not turn in a lost wallet entrusted to him was charged Friday with stealing $375 from it, and court records show he had financial trouble.
James E. Marcum Jr., who joined Easton police in 2007, surrendered to authorities and was charged with misdemeanor theft for allegedly taking cash from the wallet, which police said he later threw in the trash.
[...]Edward Gibson, the wallet owner, said the allegation that a police officer stole his money has left him with mixed emotions.
"I feel mad, I feel bad that he lost his job; I'm just all over the place," Gibson said. "If you can't trust a police officer, who can you trust?"
Oh god, don't make me laugh! Clearly, you can trust a random stranger who finds your wallet stuffed with cash, but you can never trust a man in uniform!
12 Signs That Americans Who Love Liberty And Freedom Should Watch Their Backs
posted 10/01/2011, 11:31 PM (EndoftheAmericanDream) [Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Do you love liberty and freedom? If so, you better watch your back. The control freaks that run our society are stripping away our liberties and freedoms a little bit more each day, and lately they seem to be particularly focused on coming after those that are not "integrating" into the system. Just like the rest of the western world, America is being transformed into a "Big Brother" police state control grid. Nearly everything that you do is being watched and monitored. A whole host of org... (more)
Is the War on Terror a Hoax?
posted 10/01/2011, 11:31 PM (Paul Craig Roberts) [Category: Commentary] In the past decade, Washington has killed, maimed, dislocated, and made widows and orphans millions of Muslims in six countries, all in the name of the "war on terror." Washington's attacks on the countries constitute naked aggression and impact primarily civilian populations and infrastructure and, thereby, constitute war crimes under law. Nazis were executed precisely for what Washington is doing today.
Moreover the wars and military attacks have cost American taxp... (more)
The officers and plaintiffs, Lt. Joseph Huff, investigator Leonard Claunts and Sgt. Curtis Shankel, claim in the lawsuit against the city, police department, Mayor Tom Dale and others that they were harassed, given less desirable assignments and threatened with lawsuits after... (more)
Cops On Internet Forum Love Watching NYPD Assault Protesters
posted 10/01/2011, 11:29 PM (Wonkette) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] So there’s this Internet forum for police officers called “Officer.com,” and you supposedly have to be a police officer to register for the site. (How do the administrators prove this? Probably by making sure the registration application has enough spelling errors and grammar disasters and obvious disregard for following the law.) And these alleged police grunts think it’s hee-larious that unemployed Americans are legally protesting the economic system in this country. It’s especially a yuk-yuk ... (more)
Politician Violates His Own Two-Strikes Anti-Piracy Plan
posted 10/01/2011, 11:27 PM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Big Brother/Orwellian] A few days ago Siegfried Kauder, Chairman of the Legal Committee of the German Parliament, announced a plan to introduce a two-strikes model for persistent pirates. After two warnings, Internet users would lose their Internet access to protect the interests of copyright holders. However, it now turns out that the politician himself might be the first to be disconnected as his website features copyrighted photos that were lifted without permission.