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Andvari

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Corrupt police depts
« on: March 01, 2011, 05:04:18 pm »

I saw a vid on Ridley recently discussing problems in Weare with corrupt law enforcement. I think he mentioned that they've had a reputation for some time,

 i was wondering what other towns/cities have a similar bad rep ? This is an important issue for potential movers....i now know Weare would be off my list, who wants to be around crooked cops.
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 05:52:26 pm »

Cops start at crooked, and get worse from there.

Are you looking for the places with the least-corrupt cops?  Because you're never going to find a non-corrupt cop...

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 09:12:56 am »

I live in a town with three cops that only have one "car".  I think the smaller town the harder it is for the police to be corrupt since they know most of the people in town.
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 11:25:54 am »

Cops start at crooked, and get worse from there.

Are you looking for the places with the least-corrupt cops?  Because you're never going to find a non-corrupt cop...

Joe

Of course, relatively speaking.
Some cops are better then others.

I guess what im asking is if there are certain towns/cities that stick out like a sore thumb and are really bad compared to the rest of the state. Ridley reported that Weare cops were involved in dealing drugs, is this common in other areas ? Here in Nyc, corruption is rampant--- they get busted frequentley for drug dealing and many other things.
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 06:51:49 pm »

Heard the cops in Dover and Rollingsford are pretty bad.  I haven't seen any corruption with the Cops in Nashua, but I think they spend too much time writing traffic violations and not enough time tracking down local thieves.
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 10:18:45 pm »

Weare is one of the few towns in NH that has an elected police chief. Next election is March 8. More FreeStaters in town (we have quite a collection already, and in the vicinity) could diminish the problem, in general. Decent chance it could get diminished this election day regardless...
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 12:23:26 am »

Kingston has elected cops.  The entire department is elected for one- or three-year terms.  Officers can also be removed by the chief of police, which may have been unintentional.

Elected officers and chiefs are covered under RSA 41:47.

Elected police commissions can be accomplished under RSA 105:C, giving you an elected board of three that handle all of the personnel issues on the department.

Both can be accomplished through citizen's petitions.  Of course, all of this gets much harder when a town hits a population (by Cenus) of 10,000, which Seabrook is in danger of doing.
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 01:57:27 am »

RSA 41:47 limits when such elective hiring can take place... and it may be hard to fire an elected official.
A police commission simply sets up another layer of bureaucracy.
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2011, 05:44:01 pm »

weare is tiny place, but has bad cops, but probably still better than manchester

small towns can be not too bad
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2011, 08:01:16 pm »

discussing problems in Weare with corrupt law enforcement.

This post is highly related:

http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=23102.msg260824
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2011, 01:46:45 am »

Small town cops can be bad because they are bored, and many residents are interested in protecting their cozy solitude. On the other hand places with partying and transient elements can be tough too because cops want to crack down on problems and get little heat for messing with outsiders.  Hampton cops are the worse for this reason. Just preying on partiers like predators.
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2011, 11:37:59 am »

RSA 41:47 limits when such elective hiring can take place... and it may be hard to fire an elected official.
A police commission simply sets up another layer of bureaucracy.


What bureaucrat is hired?  How is it another layer?
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 12:33:02 pm »

Your getting your information from a very opinionated source. I think the police in NH are much less corrupt because they have Ridley and the whole activist Keene chasing them around. Yes, to them, all police are corrupt. I would propose that Police corruption is probably LESS of a problem in NH than other states.
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Re: Corrupt police depts
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2011, 04:27:04 am »

I live in a town with three cops that only have one "car".  I think the smaller town the harder it is for the police to be corrupt since they know most of the people in town.

A corrupt cop is most likely to help out people that he knows.

Corruption among the police is a good thing when the law is opposed to liberty.
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 01:38:16 am »

Your getting your information from a very opinionated source. I think the police in NH are much less corrupt because they have Ridley and the whole activist Keene chasing them around. Yes, to them, all police are corrupt. I would propose that Police corruption is probably LESS of a problem in NH than other states.
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