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    Justice Dept. to Investigate the Police in Albuquerque

    Mr. Perez emphasized that the inquiry was civil, not criminal, and it was unclear if any charges would arise from the investigation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/us...=MYWAY&ei=5065
    Code for: "We gotta do something cuz the local fuzz is getting some bad press."

    “Our officers are of the highest quality and receive excellent training,” he said. “However, we know that we are not always perfect, and we know that there is always room for improvement.”
    I certainly hope so, especially where the "improvement" directly impactsthe number of citizens that are being shot by cops.

    Room for improvement my rear end.
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    Mr. Perez emphasized that the inquiry was civil, not criminal, and it was unclear if any charges would arise from the investigation.
    Unlike the 50's - 70's Civil Rights Era DoJ that brought criminal charges of violation of civil rights when the state systems would not bring charges or could not secure criminal convictions.

    I really do not think every cop that shoots someone has committed a crime or violated someone's civil rights, but if you are going to bring the Feds in to investigate possible wrongdoing you ought to say up front that if criminal violations are found you do intend to prosecute. Otherwise, all you are doing is spinning tires to make the folks in the bleachers think something happened.

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    Wasn't Albuquerque the setting for the offense addressed by St. John v. McColley?

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    Yes, it was. I knew it was one of those "A" cities.

    Thanks.

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