Meet Maj. Joseph Floyd, Leading Candidate for Most Crooked Cop in America

A grand jury indictment unveiled last week accuses a Northwest Florida cop of sexually harassing his colleagues, forcing his subordinates to torture suspects, forge incident reports, and alter their testimony; soliciting sex from residents in his jurisdiction; beating handcuffed suspects and prisoners; intimidating members of the community; and causing a pregnant woman to miscarry when he intentionally rammed the vehicle in which she was traveling. If the allegations against Major Joseph Floyd of the Crestview Police Department are true, he may be the most crooked cop in the country. 

Floyd joined the Crestview Police Department in the Florida Panhandle in 2007 after a brief stint with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Unbeknownst to his new colleagues at the time of his hiring, Floyd had a rap sheet that stretched back more than a decade. Over the course of eight years, Floyd was terminated, forced to resign, or quit three police departments while under investigation for insubordination, lying, and falsifying records. Before becoming a cop, Floyd had been arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, and assaulting a law enforcement officer. 

In 2007, Floyd was made a lieutenant and put in charge of the Crestview PD’s Street Crimes Unit, which investigates vice, drugs, and gangs. According to the grand jury's indictment, which Reason obtained from the office of State Attorney Bill Eddins, Floyd’s malpractice began shortly after his hiring and continued right through the grand jury's investigation. 

The higlights of the indictment are below:

Allegations of excessive force:

- “On multiple occasions, Floyd or officers acting at his direction used excessive force on person who were not resisting and were in custody, posing no risk to him, other officers, or the public.”

- Including, but not limited to “tasing suspects without cause, striking a suspect in the head with an assault rifle, elbowing suspects in the throat and neck and beating a handcuffed suspect.”

- Floyd “initiated” one female officer into his unit by ordering her to “tase a suspect without cause, even though Floyd knew, at the time, that she was not certified to use a taser.”

- While conducting surveillance during a drug investigation, Floyd rammed his cruiser into the side of a truck that was leaving the scene of a drug sale. The truck was not endangering any of Floyd’s men, and Floyd did not have his lights on. The truck flipped over, and its pregnant passenger “who was not involved in the drug transaction...subsequently lost her baby.” Floyd then instructed his unit not to report what they saw him do, and instead wait for him to write his report and then “mirror" it.

- Floyd “bragged about his physical abuse of suspects and prisoners” to other officers, and “stated in profane language that he did not care about people’s civil rights, that he had beaten a civil rights suit before, and if they wanted to keep their jobs they must do it his way.”

Allegations of falsifying testimony and reports:

- Floyd planted drugs on a suspect and then charged him with possession of crack-cocaine.

- He instructed his subordinates to write in their reports that suspects had resisted arrest when they had not.

- Floyd “directed an officer to redact a video recording of a drug buy to remove the sounds of a suspect screaming while being repeatedly tased.”

Allegations of sexual harassment and assault: 

- Floyd called Crestview’s female officers “department sluts” and “department whores.”

- He offered “employment opportunities, work assignments, or ride-along opportunities in exchange for sex acts.”

- He “fondled a female subordinate against her will.”

- He was accused of sexual battery by a woman who refused to press charges out of fear for her safety. When Floyd learned that “the case would not be pursued, he directed a female officer to purchase a Barbie doll and to duct tape the doll’s mouth and hands behind her back. Major Floyd placed it in a dish on a buffet line at a city holiday dinner.” 

Allegations of misusing department resources:

- Floyd used the SWAT team and and assault rifles to “effect the purchase of small quantities of street drugs and arrest the offenders.”

- He instructed his subordinates to “target people who were not otherwise disposed to deal in drugs.”

- He invited the media to film a “major drug bust” that was in fact a harassment campaign against a candidate for mayor and the candidate’s 15-year-old son. The son had sold “small quantities of marijuana” to an under-cover officer on three separate occasions, and his father had promised, if elected, to fire Clearview Chief Brian Mitchell and Floyd.

- Floyd invited the media to film interrogations, and once “forcibly held a suspect’s head up by the throat and hair to allow a publicity photo to be taken of the suspect and himself.”

- Floyd instructed his subordinates to investigate “public employees of other departments of the City of Crestview.”

- Floyd’s unit “used city time and funds to travel to and maintain a camper for their use at a campground in Holt, an area over which the officers had no jurisdiction.”

Allegations of intimidation of other officers: 

- “If officers refused to follow Floyd’s directives, they were threatened with termination, demotion, reassignment, and even isolation from other officers.” 

- Floyd demanded that officers in his unit “report to Floyd about the activities of officers who were not loyal to Floyd.” 

- Floyd taunted officers who disagreed with him by bragging about his relationship with chief of police Brian Mitchell. 

- In 2010, a local business owner filed a civil rights suit against Floyd for harassing and assaulting him. Officers who were deposed in the suit were pressured to lie. Of those who refused to alter their testimony, once has since resigned, one was fired, and two have “been repeatedly harassed and slandered” by Floyd.

- The harassment continued throughout the current grand jury investigation.  

In a statement to the Crestview News Bulletin, Floyd said, "The fact is I'm innocent until proven guilty. Now I know what they say I did and now I can prove the truth in my defense." You can read the full indictment here

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  • ||

    I hereby nominate Major Joseph Floyd for the 2012 Joe Arpaio LEO of the Year Award.

  • Almanian||

    I lol'ed

  • To Serve and Protect privation||

    ...property.

    "That's what it's all about."

  • yawn||

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn

  • Fibertard told me so||

    "WE NEED GOVERMENT to protect privation property."

    Ask one.

  • The myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ...and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?

    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace. LOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    Can't refute writings so moves subject to someone else.

  • The myth of City-State Peace||

    That's the way the lovers of city-Statism (civilization) roll.

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Libertard goes Leftie||

    "property is theft"

    Go baby!

  • ||

    boring troll is boring. Get some new material.

  • You repeat. I repeat.||

    Who's going to stop me?

  • Zeb||

    The editors of Reason, I hope.

  • Da, Comrade||

    We must defeat the Enemies of the city-State.

  • The myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ..and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?
    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace. LOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • The myth of City-State Peace||

    That's the way the lovers of city-Statism (civilization) roll.

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Libertard goes Leftie||

    "property is theft"

    Go baby!

  • POLI POLIs POLICe POLItics||

    For the love of money [POLIS' privation property values] is the root of all evil [POLICe brutality.]

    That's the way city-Statist (POLIS dwellers) roll. Then they bitch.

  • Big fan||

    White Indian, you're just the anarchiest! You're so dreamy! If I ever wanted to tan animal hides and die in the woods cold and hungry in my early twenties, I'd totally email you.

  • Die early? How romantic of you||

    The earliest visible populations of prehistory nonetheless do surprisingly well if we compare them to the actual record of human history rather than to our romantic images of civilized progress.

    ~Health and the Rise of Civilization
    Mark Nathan Cohen
    Yale University Press
    www.primitivism.com/health-civilization.htm

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Libertard goes Leftie||

    "property is theft"

    Go baby!

  • The myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ..and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?
    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    Can't refute writings so moves subject to someone else.

  • The myth of City-State Peace||

    That's the way the lovers of city-Statism (civilization) roll.

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Libertard goes Leftie||

    "property is theft"

    Go baby!

  • Bleached Asshole||

    My computer is made of rocks and sticks.

  • ||

    Just another of "Americas Heroes" servin' and protectin" in his own special way.

  • ||

    Biggest idiot on ANY forum-Alresen.

  • KDN||

    - Floyd instructed his subordinates to investigate “public employees of other department of the City of Crestview.”

    Well, he's not all bad.

  • WTF||

    ^And this right here is the reason someone actually went after Floyd.

  • wareagle||

    in a different line of work, he would have been fragged.

  • Konfounded Kristen||

    Before becoming a cop, Floyd had been arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, and assaulting a law enforcement officer.

    He just figured out that being on the other side of the thick blue wall meant that he could get away with it. And get paid!

  • ||

    Ooh. Maybe this is why we don't let anyone with an IQ over 100 become a cop.

  • 1 in 25 businessmen psychopath||

    probably about the same as cops, being that they have the power to Lord-it-over other people

  • Businessmen...||

    ..can't legally come after you with guns. hth

  • Actually they do w/ hired cops||

    Ever heard of an eviction notice? Being arrested for eating food you haven't paid for?

    Oh, yeah!

    Premise Three: Our way of living—industrial civilization—is based on, requires, and would collapse very quickly without persistent and widespread violence.

    ~Derrick Jensen
    www.endgamethebook.org/Excerpts/1-Premises.htm

  • shorter White Idiot||

    DERP!

  • The myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ..and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?
    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    Can't refute writings so moves subject to someone else.

  • The myth of City-State Peace||

    That's the way the lovers of city-Statism (civilization) roll.

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • A critique of civilization...||

    ....isn't necessarily a movement

    Just because you're pining for a revolution, doesn't mean I am.

  • He exercised his white right||

    ...to take.

    "[The Native Americans] didn't have any rights to the land ... Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent." ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

    the hopes and prays
    the better days
    the far aways
    forget it

    it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to
    it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to, did it?
    it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to
    it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to, did it?

    now you know
    this is what it feels like
    now you know
    this is what it feels like

    The Wretched
    Nine Inch Nails
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkLhdklu1v0

  • Cher||

    My father married a pure Cherokee
    My mother's people were ashamed of me
    The indians said I was white by law
    The White Man always called me "Indian Squaw"

    CHORUS:
    Half-breed, that's all I ever heard
    Half-breed, how I learned to hate the word
    Half-breed, she's no good they warned
    Both sides were against me since the day I was born

    We never settled, went from town to town
    When you're not welcome you don't hang around
    The other children always laughed at me
    "Give her a feather, she's a Cherokee"

    We weren't accepted and I felt ashamed
    Nineteen I left them, tell me who's to blame
    My life since then has been from man to man
    But it can't run away from what I am

  • The myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ..and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?
    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    Can't refute writings so moves subject to someone else.

  • The myth of City-State Peace||

    That's the way the lovers of city-Statism (civilization) roll.

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Libertard goes Leftie||

    "property is theft"

    Go baby!

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    One rotten apple, but the barrel is fine?

  • db||

    This one has its own barrel to itself. No contamination of others is tberefore possible.

  • Almanian||

    ...sexually harassing his colleagues, forcing his subordinates to torture suspects, forge incident reports, and alter their testimony; soliciting sex from residents in his jurisdiction; beating handcuffed suspects and prisoners; intimidating members of the community; and causing a pregnant woman to miscarry when he intentionally rammed the vehicle she was traveling.

    AND NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED!

  • ||

    The fact is I'm presumed innocent until proven guilty.

    FTFY

  • ||

    Thank you. I was about to unload my Pet Peeve rant on this.

    Oh, hell, here it is anyway:

    Whether you are in fact innocent or guilty has nothing to do with whether you have been suspected, indicted, charged, arrested, tried, or convicted/acquitted.

    Nobody is innocent until proven guilty. If you're innocent, you are innocent even if you are convicted. If you are guilty, you are guilty regardless of whether the jury has delivered a verdict.

    Its a rebuttable presumption of innocence. That is all it is.

  • Spartacus||

    He is entitled to the same presumption and treatment he has given to the people he has arrested over the years. Taser line forms to the left.

  • ||

    He's just an isolated incident!

  • City-Statists always say that||

    It's the way the POLI roll.

  • The myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ..and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?
    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    Can't refute writings so moves subject to someone else.

  • The myth of City-State Peace||

    That's the way the lovers of city-Statism (civilization) roll.

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Primitivists||

    advocate mass murder.

  • cite?||

    Or did you mean Ayn Rand?

    Atlas these days reads almost like a Peak Oil survivalist fantasy. Rand apparently accepted a form of Malthusianism which held that we have too many philosophically undesirable people in the world. Just withdraw the energy supplies (Galt's motor, Ellis Wyatt's shale oil, Ken Dannager's coal) that sustain them, and the resulting die off will restore Earth to its Objectivist carrying capacity.

    ~Mark Plus

    "To a gas chamber - go!"
    Wednesday, October 10, 2007
    http://aynrandcontrahumannatur.....go_10.html

  • ||

    Refusing to be a host to parasites =/= mass murder.

    Maybe if you actually read Atlas Shrugged instead of citing some Uber-Marxist interpretation of it, you might appreciate the difference.

  • sarcasmic||

    I wonder what politician's relative he pissed off to initiate the indictment.

    Because those allegations look like SOP to me.

  • channeling dunphy||

    except this proves that this sort of conduct actually does get investigated and prosecuted, which means it is in fact unusual unlike all you knee-jerk cop haters here on hnr

    hth

  • db||

    This guy got away with so much for so long the good apples had to have swivels on their necks to look away from him.

  • sarcasmic||

    I think I've figured out how a cop can be fired: for reporting a bad cop.

  • ||

    AND NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED

  • Major Joseph Floyd ||

    STOP RESISTING!

  • Konfounded Kristen||

    Yew got a real purty mouf, boah!

  • o3||

    it squeals like a pig!

  • Almanian||

    That's EXACTLY what I was thinking.

    Like, 15 minutes ago....

    http://reason.com/blog/2012/03.....nt_2909190

  • Almanian||

    Must be some corrolary of Joe'z Law, cause I'm so far off from hitting the right comment that I'm in SugarFree territory....ANYWAY....

    Almanian|3.13.12 @ 1:57PM|#

    ...
    AND NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED!

  • ||

    SugarFree territory is uncomfortably close to flavor country.

  • ||

    I thought your minions had mined the border to keep your people from escaping.

  • Gojira||

    SugarFree territory = slang for "taint"...which is flavor country.

  • ||

    Like the sweetest blackberry you'll ever know.

  • Gojira||

    "Like the sweetest blackberry you'll ever never know."

  • ||

    AND NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED

  • ||

    If the allegations against Major Joseph Floyd of the Crestview Police Department are true, he may be the most crooked cop in the country.

    I thought law enforcement officers in the Florida panhandle were ineligible for that award because they won it so many years in a row that it was deemed unfair to other police departments?

  • ||

    C'mon now. This guy is special even by our admittedly high standards. Also, lets not forget that the Miami PD is currently running a low-intensity campaign against FHP.

  • ||

    Hah! No shit. Remember Charley Harris, Okaloosa County sheriff? He was a real peach. Same thing with Ron McNesby when he was sheriff in Escambia.

    God I'm so glad I escaped the Panhandle.

  • T||

    I would argue the most crooked cop in America isn't getting caught.

  • ||

    Vic Mackey?

  • o3||

    yea but his crew got bent over plus kilt all dead

  • ||

    So, when does his promotion come through?

  • WTF||

    Right after the exoneration and medals.

  • End Child Unemployment||

    Mike Riggs used "nut punch".....it's super effective!


    At causing me emotional distress. If only it worked as well at removing crooked LEOs from employment.

  • Eric Holder||

    "Meet Maj. Joseph Floyd, the Most Crooked Cop in America"

    That cracker couldn't hold my jock strap.

  • ||

    Disqualified for being a lawyer who has passed the bar.

  • Old Salt||

    Being the most crooked cop is nothing when being compared to the most crooked lawyer; it's like comparing a hand grenade to a cruise missile!

  • Mr. Saveloy||

    I know this is a minor complaint given what is alleged against this officer, but why do police insist on having rank that mirrors military rank? It all seems fairly arbitrary to me how it is assigned compared to a military officer (an officer's promotion order has to have recognition from Congress, the officer has to meet certain educational requirements, etc).

    British police seem to get by just fine with very little cross over (the only title in common between UK police and military is "sergeant"). I've seen countless small town chiefs with stars on their shoulder like they're frigging Patton ffs.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Because they're dumbfucks who wanted to be in the military, but who either couldn't muster the discipline to get in and stay in, or who couldn't get their authority fix in.

    Basically, it's the folks who think that the military is a continual string of Abu Gharibs, and yearn for it as police officers.

  • Got a problem w/ civilization?||

    Boi?

  • Primitivists||

    advocate mass murder.

  • cite?||

    Or did you mean Ayn Rand?

    Atlas these days reads almost like a Peak Oil survivalist fantasy. Rand apparently accepted a form of Malthusianism which held that we have too many philosophically undesirable people in the world. Just withdraw the energy supplies (Galt's motor, Ellis Wyatt's shale oil, Ken Dannager's coal) that sustain them, and the resulting die off will restore Earth to its Objectivist carrying capacity.

    ~Mark Plus

    "To a gas chamber - go!"
    http://aynrandcontrahumannatur.....go_10.html

  • They serve City-State's wealth||

    "Civilization originates in conquest abroad [military] and repression at home [police.]"

    ~Stanley Diamond
    In Search of the Primitive: A Critique of Civilization
    page 1, first sentence

  • Mr. Saveloy||

    Hi Jason. It's a beautiful day, shouldn't you be out taking a walk to work off some of that winter weight?

    Keep on blaming "TEH AGRICULTURAL CITY STATE!11!!" for your personal shortcomings.

  • Keep on blaming "TEH GUMMIT"||

    ...for all your personal shortcomings, Fibertarian.

  • Mr. Saveloy||

    Yes-I'm constantly on here raving about how much the "gummint" represses me and I write long, pointless rants that bore the shit out of everyone else within earshot about how my own personal failings are the fault of forces other than my own personal choices.

    I believe in smaller government because I think it produces fewer perverse incentives and unintended outcomes than larger government. But go on and give that strawman another whack-any exercise at all will do you good.

  • Gojira||

    WI should be all about libertarianism, since it will lead to the mass starvation and die-off of old people (once the cat food runs out) that will make his ideal society possible.

  • Sleeping Dog||

    You're trying to find logic in the ravings of a hater?

    Personally, I think Honky Injun's daddy was a Libertarian who beat him routinely because the boy was too pale from spending his childhood indoors trolling online!

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ..and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?
    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

    PRAISE THE CITY STATE!

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Veering LEFT||

  • The myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ..and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?
    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Go Fibertarian Communists!||

  • Bill||

    How else will they ever be able to get machine guns, grenade launchers, and armored assault vehicles?

  • GILMORE||

    Mr. Saveloy|3.13.12 @ 2:03PM|#
    I know this is a minor complaint given what is alleged against this officer, but why do police insist on having rank that mirrors military rank?

    this was going to be my question as well = in my (limited) experience, police DONT use military rank systems? WTF is he doing as a "Major"? I thought it was 'Officer'

  • ||

    It goes hand in glove with their tribalist self-identification as para-military occupiers. See also cops and "civilians", their quasi-military uniforms, etc.

  • anarch||

    Hello, dunphy, in case you are reading this, I ask you again.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Thanks for the link anarch. Doubling up on the nutpunch today.

  • When WI complains about force||

    Fibertarians tell him:

    YOU'RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST.

    Then Fibertarian whine about force.

    Oh. The. Irony.

  • GILMORE||

    I see you have a pony! And it does a trick!

  • The myth of the noble savage..||

    War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/.....0195119121

  • Pinker parrots Keeley's lies..||

    ..and got called out at psychology today.

    Steven Pinker's Stinker on the Origins of War
    Did Steven Pinker knowingly mislead his audience at TED?
    http://www.psychologytoday.com.....rigins-war

    Funny how Reasonoid Fibertards embrace the Statist Gospel that city-Statism brings peace.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Steven Pinker's Statist Gospel
    http://freedominourtime.blogsp.....ospel.html

  • the myth of the noble savage..||

    If the primitivists wish to dismiss all of history as a decline towards the monolithic ogre of civilisation, then that is of course up to them. What is quite clear, however, is that their movement has no merit either as an abstract critique or as a recipe for revolution. In the former sense, it lacks any significance. In the latter, it is a recipe for misery, suffering, and death.

    http://propertyistheft.wordpre.....imitivism/

  • Go Fibertarian Communists!||

    LOL

    "property is theft"

    So you're swinging left now?

  • OuterSunsetLocal ||

    You didn't lose. You never played in the first place. You could actually chose to live a life closer to that of a hunter/gatherer, but instead chose to spend countless hours on a computer commenting on a libertarian website. When was the last time that you spent several weeks living with minimal resources in the wilderness? You never have and you never will because you know that you aren't cut out for it.

  • Bilbo||

    Someone give this Gem of a LEO the Cartman Award

  • Gojira||

    Holy hell, how did he get on the PD with that rap sheet? Back in my dark, dark days of wanting to be a cop (right after I got out of the army; it was a pretty common thing to do, and was suggested when out-processing as a natural career move) I got disqualified for having had a DWI while I was in college. That's it.

  • wareagle||

    because teh system protects its own. What happened with other LE agencies can be hidden under "personnel matters", and his pre-cop stuff talks about charges and allegations...maybe he plead out to a couple of misdemeanors or had charges dismissed.

    In any case, this is bureaucracy we're talking about. Standards? We don't need no stinkin' standards.

  • Gojira||

    Don't know if you follow college b-ball as much as football, but if so, who you laying odds on to win it all this year?

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    I know you didn't ask me Gojira, but I'll butt in to your query anyway. Final Four: Duke vs. Michigan State, and Florida State vs. UNC. Michigan State defeats UNC for the title. Book it.

  • Gojira||

    Really? That's interesting. No Ohio State or UK?

    I never trust the #1 seed, but I see UK at least getting to the Final Four, esp. now that they've gotten their minds right after being shown by Vandy that they aren't invincible.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    I know. I'm a Buckeye fan, but they have a hard time sealing the deal on "must win" games. Florida State seems to prevail in "must win" games. Florida State takes out tOSU in the Sweet 16. UK are talented, but young. Indiana already beat them once this year, and I see them doing it again in the Sweet 16.

  • wareagle||

    I almost have to pull for UNC since my oldest went there and I spent a lot of years in the state. Don't follow it nearly as close as football, but I'll go with UNC and Kentucky as two of the Final Four. I'll take Syracuse from the East and a wild card from the West.

  • Jason Godesky||

    White Indian say Major Whiteman Floyd force him to consume Twinkies.

  • The Major||

    What do you what out of me?

    I TOLD that delusional fucker to stop resisting!

  • PD Sgt. Newt Wat||

    Let's just be glad this is a completely isolated incident, and that nothing like this ever happens anywhere else, and if it does, that the impartial internal investigations will always uncover and punish such actions, if the brave and moral officers that see such actions don't stop it first. That said, I haven't yet seen where police procedures weren't followed. This just looks like a training problem, nothing a little paid overtime can't fix.

  • Brendan||

    Yet I've heard many people claim that a police being fired is one of the worst things that can happen to them because they can never be a cop again.

    This, like SO MANY other cases, proves that being fired from one department is no bar to being hired by another one town over.

  • Brendan||

    Perhaps it's time to license police officers the way we license drivers. A police officer has a complaint sustained against them-administrative license suspension and criminal charges. If the officer is acquitted, he doesn't automatically get his license back (similar to DUI and other traffic offenses).

    If he is convicted, license is revoked/suspended for a certain period of time whereby they cannot be a police officer anywhere in the state. Sign compacts like states do with driving where if a person's license to be a police officer is suspended in one state, it's suspended in all states. Maybe even come up with a point system where retraining or suspension/revocation is required when so many points have accumulated.

    We could defend this system by stating that being a police officer is a privilege, not a right.

  • ||

    We could defend this system by stating that being a police officer is a privilege, not a right.

    Bravo.

  • Loki||

    The Fraternal Order of Police will never go for it. Don't forget that cops are unionized workers.

  • ||

    ""Perhaps it's time to license police officers the way we license drivers.""

    We are talking Florida right? So you mean license them like the way they license interior designers.

  • kc||

    geeze, just do a background check before hiring someone.

  • Konfounded Kristen||

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK - stop fucking replying to it! Goddammit.

  • Major Floyd||

    Maybe there's something you could do to incentivize me to stop replying to it (puts hand on your thigh in suggestive fashion)...

  • Konfounded Kristen||

    I know you're definitely not the real Floyd, cause he wouldn't be so subtle.

  • STEVE SMITH||

    STEVE SMITH THOUGHT HE WAS VERY SUBTLE!

  • R||

    The Japanese Rape of Nanking was more subtle than STEVE SMITH.

  • Commentariat GOP Shill||

    I was a big advocate for the Big Ignore, but it seems to have failed. Mockery at least brings us all some humor. Otherwise we're just all miserable.

  • Konfounded Kristen||

    I get a lot more amusement watching it shout into an echo chamber than the futile attempts at reasoning with it or insulting it.

  • Paul||

    This

  • Paul||

    I mean, what isn't amusing about it becoming a crazy transient person shouting on the street that no one will make eye contact with. I love that.

  • sarcasmic||

    A kicked puppy is more likely to come back than an ignored one, because bad attention is still attention.

  • ||

    I don't want to know how you know that.

  • Sleeping Dog||

    When the Muary Show isn't showcasing sluts or trannys; he likes to display the occasional video of people acting like assholes towards animals.

  • anarch||

    Google Stalin + chicken.

    No animals were harmed during the researching of this meme.

  • Loki||

    Actually I'm kind of wondering if we're actually seeing 2 battling anono-bots. Whoever's responding to the idiot is copying/pasteing the same responses everytime, and the white idiot is likewise copying/ pasting its responses verbatim.

    All the while it seems completely oblivious to the fact that whoever the counter-troller is they're doing a remarkably good job of parroting the white idiot's own style of incoherent ranting. It's actually kind of a funny piece of performance art because the white idiot just seems so clueless that it's being mocked mercilessly.

    My other theory is that it's all the same person and their multiple personalities are arguing with each other.

  • Old Salt||

    I get the feeling that we might be looking at the future of the intertubes here; just a big echo chamber in which bots and madmen are locked in an endless free for all.

    Last I heard, 90% of email is spam so it makes me wonder it comments and postings might go down the same path!

  • Dan||

    Guys, comon. He did stop some people from smoking weed. He is not all bad.

    Sometimes the ends justify the means.

  • Doesn't it make youi feel||

    better?

  • ||

    As noted above, the fact that he did so much for so long should put to rest the idea that there are any "good cops" at all in that department.

    Plus, did you catch the fact that this petty thug is wearing a SWAT uniform in his picture? And I thought SWAT was supposed to be the elite of the police force. I mean, you can't just hand out that kind of hardware to someone with poor impulse control, right?

  • sarcasmic||

    As noted above, the fact that he did so much for so long should put to rest the idea that there are any "good cops" at all in that department.

    In any department, don't you mean?

    I picture some idealist newbie going to his supervisor with his observations and being told that he can shut up, join in the fun, or find another profession. Just be careful not to harass anyone with political connections and everything will be fine.

  • R||

    picture some idealist newbie going to his supervisor with his observations and being told that he can shut up, join in the fun, or find another profession be involved in a friendly fire "accident".

    FTFY.

  • Paul||

    Plus, did you catch the fact that this petty thug is wearing a SWAT uniform in his picture?

    First thing I noticed.

    I thought SWAT was supposed to be the elite of the police force.

    Look, if you're the type of guy who likes to shoot dogs, what part of the police force are you going to sign up for?

    Yeah, exactly.

  • Paul||

    The other thing I noticed was the shaved head. The only thing missing were the Oakley sunglasses, the first sign that you're probably dealing with a bad cop.

  • Loki||

    I'm surprised he hasn't gotten a medal. Or do they only give those out for shooting dogs?

  • ||

    ""A grand jury indictment unveiled last week accuses a Northwest Florida cop of sexually harassing his colleagues, forcing his subordinates to torture suspects, forge incident reports, and alter their testimony; soliciting sex from residents in his jurisdiction; beating handcuffed suspects and prisoners; intimidating members of the community; and causing a pregnant woman to miscarry when he intentionally rammed the vehicle in which she was traveling""

    And that was a slow week.

  • kc||

    whatever happened to criminal background checks and reference checks? I do those before any hire, and my people don't use guns nor are they out interacting with the public, they just work on site here, laborers and mechanics and welders. The Crestview Police dept should be held liable for hiring a crook to begin with.

  • Paul||

    I also remember some D.A. saying about his community, "This is a small community, if there were corruption here, we'd know about it"

    Again, it's the small communities where the corruption is worst. Because everyone knows about it...

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Gambling? I am shocked to find gambling going on here!

  • Paul||

    And he planted drugs... all over the house!

  • Old Salt||

    Fuck, I think Chapelle had a routine or two based on that!

  • ||

    lol. paging Harvey Keitel...

    do i have a role for you!!!!!

    jesus christ. ok, assuming this guy is guilty of even 1/10 of the accusations against him... he should serve some loooooong prison time

    also noted, florida must suck if they don't have a system where an officer fired for misconduct is in a database. in WA state, an officer fired for misconduct is automatically investigated by a state agency, and if they determine the firing was for moral turpitude or basically any kind of conduct that is unethical, etc. the officer is banned FOR LIFE for being a police officer in the state. by law, no other agency can employ him and the state will not certify him as a police officer. period.

    this guy sounds like a complete scumbag.

    again, what an awesome movie, though

  • sarcasmic||

    assuming this guy is guilty of even 1/10 of the accusations against him... he should serve some loooooong prison time

    What about his buddies who turned a blind eye?

    What about his buddies who learned from his getting away with this shit that they could get away with it too?

    I'm thinking that dude wronged someone named "Do you know who I am?", and is being punished not for what he did, but for who he did it to.

  • dunphy||

    ISOLATED INCIDENT. BIGOTED COP HATERS. ISOLATED INCIDENT. BIGOTED COP HATERS. I HAVE STATISTICS.

  • ||

    After reading this, it is hard to believe there are such things as good cops. Because if there were such things as good cops, this Floyd guy would have been out on his as a long time ago.

  • imhotep||

    Pigs is as pigs does.

  • ||

    yup. just like if a white, black etc person does some bad shit then "white is as white does"

    w3rd

  • anarch||

    In case you are really dunphy.

  • dunphy||

    STRESSFUL DANGEROUS JOB. JUST WANT TO GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES AT NIGHT. YOU CIVILIANS DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.

  • dunphy||

    I HAVE STATISTICS.

  • ||

    completely invalid analogy. every cop that worked with him has betrayed the public with his/her acquiescence. A proper analogy would be blaming a whole school for letting a rampant child molester play sexually abusive games for many years while they look the other way.

  • ||

    Just me or does he look like Jim Carrey trying to look like a really dumb cop?

  • Nobody||

    Guy probably needs a killing. Citizens are responsible to take care of this, since the thin blue line ensures that officers are never subject to the same law and punishments as civilians for the same crimes. Kill enough of these bad cops and there won't BE any bad cops....the reason there are so many today is the total absence of personal consequences for their abusive actions. Citizens can change that.

  • ||

    OK, so now who is going to solve the Creastview Goat Sex/Murder case?
    http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/10621/FL/US/

  • myfriend123||

    nice.

  • ||

    No doubt that FOP stands firmly behind their brother. All was done according to procedure of course. So was it procedure to not look into a applicants background before hiring? Is it ASOP to disregard corruption,brutality and malfeasance? This is only some the corruption that allowed this to happen not the actual misdeeds charged against this officer. This why there is no longer any accountability.

  • ||

    Un-freaking-real!! So much is so wrong with 'Law Enforcement' nowdays!

  • MLB Cap||

    I have to say that for the past few of hours i have been hooked by the amazing posts on this website. Keep up the great work.

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