Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Connecticut State Police on Probation

I just did a google search on "accreditation Connecticut State Police" not in quotes and [this entry] came up #1.

To: text: I would like to see that the Connecticut State Police are violated on probation. Please see [this post] for reasons.
Calea website [click here]

Connecticut State Police misconduct, the latest embarrassment, Troop G, [click here for story]

Is there still "Gay Bashing" going on within the ranks of the Connecticut State Police?:

CT Officers ask AG to investigate state police
By Beth Berlo

GOAL/NE Vice President, Det. Michael Carney

Following what the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) of New England has described as a series of discarded complaints in the internal affairs department at the Connecticut State Police, the organization is now asking the state’s attorney general to step in. [click here for more]

Justice and Political Influence is For Sale

A blow job, car crash, politically powerful man dead, and alleged police/court tampering, skewed investigations, and harassment allegedly orchestrated out of a governor's office. ...

Neil Esposito, millionaire, and former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland cohort, died driving drunk while Heather Specyalski was allegedly giving him oral sex. Heather ended up in a coma for 3 months, and the original Connecticut State Police report had Neil driving. Neils heirs didn't want Heather getting just compensation for pain and suffering and allegedly contacted Connecticut State Police brass about changing their official findings. Should Colonel Edward J. Lynch of the Connecticut State Police allegedly get away with fixing State Police investigations for the rich, elite, and connected in Connecticut? [click here for more]

Are the Connecticut State Police still targeting judges that question their misconduct, bogus investigations, and absolute culture of corruption?:

A Judge with Morals, a Target of a Corrupt State Police

Ex-Chief Justice Speziale Dies

Excerpts: Reilly’s exoneration touched off nearly a decade of bitter recrimination between members of the judiciary and senior figures in the Connecticut state police. Police persisted in asserting, despite contradictory evidence, that Reilly, then a skinny 18-year-old, slashed his mother’s throat and ran her over with a car at their home in Canaan in 1973. The case gave rise to two books and a television movie.

The grand juror’s report amounted to a scathing indictment of the state police investigation of Gibbons’ murder.

Detectives were accused of ignoring evidence that pointed away from Reilly. [for more click here, scroll down]

Is the current Governor of Connecticut, M. Jodi Rell, involved in any current defrauding of Federal Tax Payers involving Homeland Security Scams and shenanigans of the Connecticut State Police?:

A Corrupt Governor and a Homeland Security Scam Involving the State Police

Vincent J. DeRosa was named director of the state Homeland Security Department under former Gov. John G. Rowland.

[click here] for more

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Do you want to score illegal drugs?

Should Connecticut cops be the drug dealers? [more]

Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell shaking hands with Steven G. Erickson [post] 12:15 PM EST July 1, 2005 Posted by Picasa

The crux to my angst [click here]

Did Connecticut State Police Colonel Thomas Davoren offer a woman $10,000 to set me up for Troopers to beat me up and then falsely arrest me? [click here for more]

Did Police pay a police informant $10,000 cash to kill another citizen that lodged a police misconduct complaint? [more]

My video list [click here]

[click here] for Connecticut's BJ and Drunk Driving Memorial Bridge story

[click here] for my letter to Connecticut State Police Commissioner John A. Danaher III about Connecticut State Police Trooper perjury and Connecticut State Police misconduct. Will he cover it up and retaliate against complainers like all the rest? Are there still a Connecticut State Police dragnet for those on their secret "Enemies List"? [more]

I tell former Governor John G. Rowland to go F himself in a letter meant to arrive first on his bunk at Federal Prison. [more]. My letter to Bush [more]

I ask former Connecticut State Police Commissioner Arthur L. Spada if he ran a whorehouse or was a customer at one [click here]

Click Here for my open letter to Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell

Click Here for the text of my letter to the Washington DC FBI

Click Here for "Too FN Lazy to protect and serve"
post includes a YouTube video of me, Steven G. Erickson, testifying in front of the Judicial Reform Committee

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The American Follies

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POLITICS (Connecticut)

Key Committee To Hold Hearing

Testimony About Conduct Of State Police Will Be Heard By State Lawmakers

January 13, 2007

By CHRISTOPHER KEATING, Hartford Courant, Capitol Bureau Chief, The Hartford Courant

A key legislative committee will hold a hearing on two of the most embarrassing issues facing the state police: a scathing internal affairs report on trooper misconduct and the controversial arrest of a political activist during the governor's inaugural parade.

State Police Commissioner Leonard Boyle will testify on both issues Jan. 23 before the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee. The hearing is open to the public, but testimony will be limited to those asked to appear.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will discuss a 207-page report his office co-authored on the internal affairs unit, which detailed allegations of trooper drug use, sexual abuse, excessive force, family violence and association with prostitutes.

Four law-enforcement officials will talk about the arrest of Kenneth Krayeske, a political activist who was handcuffed during the Jan. 3 inaugural parade and charged with breach of peace and interfering with police.

Before the parade, Krayeske had been identified by state police as a possible threat to Gov. M. Jodi Rell. He had confronted her during last fall's election campaign at a Glastonbury parade and written critically about her recently on his website.

But Krayeske's supporters say he was simply taking photographs of Rell during the Hartford parade and did nothing that could be deemed a threat. His attorney, Norman Pattis, said Krayeske took at least 50 photographs during the public parade, including 16 of Rell as she walked along the route near Bushnell Park.

Pattis said he hoped to attend the hearing - which he described as a "show trial" - but is scheduled to be in court that day on another matter. A veteran trial attorney who is known as one of the state's best defense attorneys, Pattis remained confident about Krayeske's prospects.

"If this case goes to trial and I lose it, I will shave my head on the steps of the state Supreme Court," said Pattis, who for years has worn a long ponytail.

Krayeske has limited his comments on the advice of his attorney, and Pattis said that Krayeske "will not speak anywhere until he speaks to a jury."

One police official described the Krayeske arrest as "a train wreck."

As lawmakers have publicly criticized the arrest, some lawmakers have been jockeying behind the scenes over which committee would hold hearings.

Some pushed for the judiciary or the government administration and elections committee to conduct the inquiry because they are deemed among the most aggressive in the legislature. The public safety committee finally was chosen because it retains jurisdiction over law-enforcement issues.

The hearing will be conducted by state Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, and state Rep. Stephen Dargan, D-West Haven, the committee's co-chairs.

"If something happened to the governor, there would have been criticism that law enforcement didn't do enough to protect the governor," Dargan said Friday night. "It's like a Monday morning quarterback. We want to make sure that law enforcement is not handcuffed in the job they're supposed to do."

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The Long Arm Of The List

Targeting People Who May Be Politically Disruptive Strikes At Heart Of Political Freedom

January 14, 2007

"License and registration, please?" The officer stands beside your car. Behind you, his cruiser lights are flashing. Other motorists slow down to gawk. Your heart pounds.

"What have I done?" you ask. The officer explains that you ran a stop sign several blocks back. You never saw the sign, but no matter. It will be a small fine and off you will go. Everyone makes simple mistakes from time to time.

The officer takes your license and registration to his car. He enters your name into a database linked to his car by computer. A message flashes across his screen:




Your plans for the evening have changed. You are now on a federal radar, listed and tagged as a potential threat. Your name is part of the FBI's Violent Gang and Terrorist Organization File (VGTOF). Will you go home, or to a jail cell?

How did your name get on the list? You don't know. You may never know. Perhaps you were seen at an antiwar rally. Or perhaps you contributed money to a candidate or cause that some anonymous soul views as suspect. Like it or not, however, every law enforcement officer in the country now need only log onto his computer to learn that you are a suspect.

We saw how innocent acts become crimes at the inaugural parade for Gov. M. Jodi Rell this month. Ken Krayeske, a free-lance journalist, law student and former campaign director for Green Party gubernatorial candidate Cliff Thornton, was arrested there and charged with breach of peace and interfering with a police officer. Why? He was taking pictures of the parade.

Of course, that is no crime. But before the parade began, Hartford police officers were told by the Connecticut Intelligence Center and the Connecticut State Police Central Intelligence Unit that a number of political activists posed a threat to the governor.

These intelligence groups are part of the new state-federal security network that is sharing information about all manner of things that can go bump in the night. The state police had photographs of the activists listed as threats. Krayeske's picture was among them.

Ken Krayeske was not arrested for taking pictures. He was arrested because he was on a list of potential threats. His innocent conduct took on a sinister cast when viewed through the secret lens of suspicion.

The state police deny maintaining any such lists. I suspect the denials are a mere linguistic trick. The state may not maintain a list. The lists of who is naughty and who is nice are most likely in federal hands. State lawmakers can hold all the hearings they want in Hartford to find out about these lists and they will learn almost nothing. State law enforcement officials are merely participating in federally managed and funded programs designed, we are told, to protect the security of this, our blessed homeland.

When state lawmakers try to subpoena federal officials, those subpoenas will be quashed in the name of national security or some other legal devicethat makes the federal government a distant, and sacrosanct, overlord.

VGTOF, for example, was created in 1995 in response to the Oklahoma City bombing. It is managed by the FBI. The list initially was focused on individuals believed to be members of groups posing a threat to the United States. But in recent years, the list has expanded. Not long ago, mere protesters against the war in Iraq were placed on the list. A federal audit of VGTOF in 2005 found an error rate of 40 percent based on a small sample of records. Are you on the VGTOF list?

These lists are dangerous and easily misused. Was Ken Krayeske arrested because he had threatened to attend the gubernatorial ball and protest? Or because he once questioned why Gov. Rell refused to demand that gubernatorial debates be open to all candidates?

I did not pledge allegiance to a national-security state. We proclaim in the federal Constitution's preamble that "we the people" created government for limited ends, to assure our life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

"Live free or die," read license plates in New Hampshire. These are words to live by. When did we yield the freedom to be let alone to bureaucrats who decide without meaningful review who is and is not a threat? More important, who regulates the men and women sitting up nights deciding who among us to include on lists that can transform innocent conduct into crimes?

Norman A. Pattis is a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer in Bethany. He represents Ken Krayeske in criminal charges arising from the arrest at the inaugural parade.

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Probe Of Trooper Underway

By TRACY GORDON FOX | Courant Staff Writer
September 12, 2007

The state attorney general's whistleblower unit is investigating allegations that a state police pilot threatened to kill other troopers and to crash the Trooper One helicopter into airplanes at the department's aviation unit in Hartford, state officials said Tuesday.

The pilot, Trooper Matthew McCullough, a decorated pilot who has flown missions in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Reserve, continued to fly the helicopter despite the alleged threats, which were reportedly made at least 2½ years ago.

The complaint surfaced within the past few days when Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's office was notified in the wake of a new allegation that McCullough recently made a more vague threat, state officials and sources close to the investigation said. State police would not comment on whether McCullough is currently flying.

The complaint to Blumenthal's office alleges that McCullough made the more specific threats to other members of the aviation unit about what would happen if he was ever removed from the unit.

One incident was documented to state police commanders in 2005, but was never the subject of a full internal affairs investigation, sources within the agency said.

"We have received a whistleblower complaint concerning a threat of physical violence at the Department of Public Safety's aviation unit at Brainard Field [in Hartford]," Blumenthal said Tuesday. "The threat relates to conduct that happened about two years ago, and then may have been repeated a different time more recently."

"Certainly the nature of the complaint and the threat to public safety heightens its urgency and immediacy, and we are taking the appropriate investigative steps," Blumenthal said.

Public Safety Commissioner John A. Danaher III said the department has addressed public safety concerns, but declined to give specifics about whether McCullough was still flying. Blumenthal said the state police have responded appropriately to the complaints.

"We have opened an internal affairs investigation. We have begun interviews," Danaher said. "We have separated the individuals involved, and they are under enhanced supervision."

Danaher said a complaint of a more recent threat "was a vague, non-specific threat. It was not documented or reported to a supervisor. We are trying to run it down."

Blumenthal said the fact that the initial threat 2½ years ago was not the subject of an internal affairs inquiry is also being investigated by his office. He said the current investigation into the state police internal affairs unit will deal with the department's "failure to investigate problems that should have thoroughly been addressed."

"Part of our investigation is whether that threat was properly investigated at the time because it may have never been referred to internal affairs then," Blumenthal said.

Danaher said there were comments made 2½ years ago, "and they were addressed at that time by my predecessor." Danaher took over as public safety commissioner earlier this year.

Danaher said he reviewed how the complaint was dealt with 2½ years ago, and "I know it wasn't glossed over in any way." But he said that under his administration, "this would be and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation."

McCullough could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Union President Steven Rief declined to comment, saying he was not aware of the investigation or the whistleblower's complaint.

McCullough has been with the aviation program since the $2 million Bell 407 helicopter, named Trooper One, was put into service in August of 2001. He and several other pilots have been called thousands of times by troopers and local police officers on the ground to help catch escaped criminals and speeding cars, and search for missing children or adults.

The 41-foot helicopter has a heat-sensing camera to help it search for people, and it can shine an intense spotlight on crowds, such as at the UConn spring weekend event.

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scroll down in [this post] for Connecticut State Police murder/suicides

The Connecticut State Police terrorized me out of these properties:

for proposing laws to elected officials that police didn't like, and for writing things in newspapers in the letter to the editor section. You paid taxes for me to be followed around, spied on, terrorized, falsely arrested and put in prison, because the Connecticut State Police brass can act legally and Constitutionally.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 3:32:00 PM  

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