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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:57 PM

One officer left standing after indictments of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force members

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-clewell-gun-task-force-20170905-story.html

Baltimore Police Det. John Clewell worked nearly two years on the department’s gun trace task force — an elite unit that raided homes throughout the city searching for firearms in an effort to quell historic rates of violence.

We’re “the ‘make stuff happen’ police,” Clewell told a Northeast Baltimore couple whose apartment he raided in April 2015, according to his own account of the incident in charging documents.

Now Clewell is the only member of the task force who has not been indicted on federal racketeering charges.

The rest of the unit has been accused of robbing suspects, filing false paperwork and committing overtime fraud. Seven members were indicted by a federal grand jury in March; an eighth was indicted in August.

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Reply One officer left standing after indictments of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force members (Original post)
friendly_iconoclast Sep 2017 OP
oneshooter Sep 2017 #1
sarisataka Sep 2017 #2
sarisataka Sep 2017 #3
yagotme Sep 2017 #4

Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 08:38 AM

1. But the cops are the only ones that can be trusted with firearms. n/t

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 10:18 AM

2. I heard that somewhere...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 10:20 AM

3. This task force sounds like a gun control wet dream.

We have seen here- "when we are talking about reducing the power and influence of the police, we need to consider the opposite: they need free reign to search any home and car in search of illegal weapons."



I wonder what went wrong

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2017, 03:23 PM

4. "We're the "make stuff happen police,""

Seems to me that there's this piece of paper, you know, guaranteeing "people" rights against an oppressive government. If you lose one amendment, what happens to the rest, again???



ETA punctuation losses in copy/paste.

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