Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Massachusetts State Police In illegal Alien or Terrorism Alert On I-91?

Note to the Mass AGO office

Was the senior officer on this site like the other overtime inflating officers. Was this stop just a excuse to inflate the senior officers income or a no show type of job. 


Here we are out almost a year later... The Massachusetts State Police has just about imploded. 
John Tlumacki/Globe staff

By Mark Arsenault, Travis Andersen and Shelley Murphy Globe Staff  March 20, 2018
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FRAMINGHAM — In another black eye for the scandal-ridden Massachusetts State Police, 20 active troopers face potential sanctions for the apparent theft of overtime pay, with the most egregious alleged offenders putting in for as many as 100 no-show shifts, officials said Tuesday.
In a state agency where 245 troopers — about 12 percent of the force — made more than $200,000 last year, an internal audit of Troop E, a division that covers the Massachusetts Turnpike, found “apparent discrepancies between overtime paid and actual patrols worked,” State Police Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, superintendent of the force, said at a morning news conference.
Nineteen troopers face internal duty status hearings in the coming days to determine whether they’ll be suspended, Gilpin said. Another trooper who was already suspended for another matter and a retiree are also being investigated.
Gilpin said that she couldn’t put a dollar figure on the amount of disputed overtime, but that the number of questionable overtime shifts per trooper ranged from one to “as high as 100.”
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State Police officials said they have reported their findings, which stemmed from an investigation launched last fall, to Attorney General Maura Healey’s office for review and potential prosecution.

Coming on the heels of several other high-profile controversies in recent months, news of the purported overtime scheme quickly stirred outrage.
Governor Charlie Baker, who appointed Gilpin to head the agency last November, said the superintendent “made a pretty clear statement that this sort of activity and this sort of behavior is not going to be tolerated.”
Baker said that overall the State Police are “a strong, good, well-trained unit.”
“But clearly there’s some people here who broke the rules, allegedly, and got way beyond the bounds of what anyone would consider to be appropriate behavior,” Baker said. “And for those who are found to have committed what’s been alleged, they should face the music.”
The department’s previous superintendent, Richard McKeon, and his deputy, Francis Hughes, retired in November after revelations that McKeon had ordered an arrest report changed to remove embarrassing information about the daughter of Judge Timothy Bibaud. A lawyer for McKeon has said he ordered the deletions to remove unnecessary information.
Baker and Healey have each announced investigations into the handling of the police reports.
Two more high-ranking officials linked to the redactions – Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Risteen and Major Susan Anderson — retired suddenly in February. Their retirements came a day after the Globe reported that Trooper Leigha Genduso had been hired despite having been a coconspirator in a 2007 drug case and having avoided charges by testifying. Genduso, whom multiple sources said was Risteen’s former girlfriend, was suspended after the disclosure.
On Tuesday, the union that represents troopers, the State Police Association of Massachusetts, said it does not condone any actions that may have violated the public’s trust.
“The department has been in turmoil over the last several months,” Dana Pullman, president of the union, said in a statement. “We believe the customs and culture that was allowed to flourish under the previous state police leadership has compromised the public’s perception and calls into question the integrity of the hard-working men and women of the Massachusetts State Police. Colonel Gilpin has been given the unenviable task of dealing with a myriad of untenable issues.”…

Reposted from 4/5/17

So here I sit with both eyes having a cataract operation. Even though I got no speeding ticket, I suspected widespread corruption with the state police system. I got a pretty good sniffer for detecting corruption.   

reposted from 2/23

Update April 5

Got my cataract operation two weeks ago. Unbelievably better sight in my right left eye. Working on doing my right eye.

Update Feb 28

I had that phone interview with the state police complaint interviewer. He was a very pleasant person to talk with. We agreed there was no issues with the officer who gave me the complaint. I told him the office was very courteous to me who gave me the warning.

The interviewer was kind of like a typical black and white police officer. His job was to just evaluate if a member of the public had a issues with a police officer. The officer basically didn’t have a issue with staging SUVs on a interstate to give the opportunity to search a car. I said it was piss poor with doing this in rush hour and in the dark. Why couldn’t you send a message during daylight? He said crimes occur in the dark and during rush hour. I just wanted the facts. He thought that area of I 91 might have traffic accident reputation. I asked him does the move over law work. He ask me for facts as we spoke, he kept throwing at me one speculation after another. He had no idea if the move over law reduces officer deaths.

The big remaining issues, big picture:

1) What was the state trooper strategy with all troopers on the highway on my day of the warning?

2) Does the move over law work as intended. Does it reduce officer fatalities?

3) He blew me off with, does the move over law favor the police officer’s life better than a member of the public?

He talked about all accidents of the road and the highways being so dangerous. Right, just tell me the facts. The highways are extraordinary dangerous. Just saying, our overall accident and fatality rates have drastically declined from twenty year ago.

Questions for interview. I am a science and data guy! I never have any confidentiality or anonymity needs!!

1) Why is one life valued more than another life. Why is a police officer's life valued more than another other life? Why isn't there a requirement when any car is in the breakdown lane, all cars must move to the outside lane? I'll bet you there are much more public fatalities and injuries with a car in the breakdown lane than all police offer's injuries fatalities and injuries.

2) It's a federal highway. I never heard anything about the move over law before this incident. How many other states have the move over law? If this is such a life saving law, why isn't it mandatory on all federal highways? The vast majority of states have a move over law.

3) There is always unintended consequences with rules and laws. Is anyone keeping track of traffic accidents and incidents associated with the move over law? Say a car moving to the outside lane and hitting another vehicle or going into a side?

4)I'd like to see all the data associated from this state police project. The offence happened at 6:15 pm on 2/22/17. Say 12 hours before and 12 hours after offence. 10 miles before and after citation on I 91. Like all violations, citations, warnings, arrests, times, models of cars and vehicles and maybe even nationality. I'd like to analyzes commonalities.

5) I was driving my son's car. It's a tiny tiny Mazda car associated with a particular segment of society. Basically young people. Was a small segment of our population targeted for a move over stop because it more fruitful to the police.

6)They could be severely abusing a legitimate law to do a illegal search. Was all move over violators stopped and given citation including warnings? Are they picking and choosing move over violators? Mindfulness: If the troopers intentionally set-up/staged those cruisers in that I-91 spot to selectively stop move over violators, then all the stops and violations are unconstitutional. Was the police cruisers staged on the road for a hidden agenda?  The intent of the project was to do searches and stops, not to protect police officers. If the Staties chose that area because of poor visibility, around corners and obscuring terrain...the intent was to create stops for a hidden agenda.

5) Does the staties have a violation quota system? Do they gain incentives for mass stops and violations? Do they have a minimum number violations and stops, say per month, or they would be disciplined?

6) Why was the two cruisers, all police lights flashing, bumper to bumper in the breakdown lane...what was their stated and hidden purpose on the highway? There was no other vehicle in the area in the breakdown lane.

7) What message was state police management trying to send to the greater public during this project with all these police vehicles and officers and troopers.
8) How many police vehicles was involved in this project? I count at least five. The two cruiser position who cited me, another cruiser in the breakdown about three miles north of the first position in the breakdown lane with police flasher lights on (no vehicles near him pulled over), then another cruiser in the breakdown lane in another three miles. I seen a state police flasher also on the opposite side(southbound)of I 91. I count at least five vehicles.   

9) Basically the whole project was effectively entrapment...

10) I am telling you with any complex and high consequence organization...the direct road to perdition is mindlessly meeting minimal intent of the law or any rule for a secret or hidden agenda. We would be a destructively chaotic and ungovernable nation if everyone just met the minimum intent of any rule or law. All moral people have a much higher calling...   

11) I am shocked I didn't know about the move over law. My 21 year old son can be astonishingly stupid. I asked him, on I-91, do you know what the move over phrase means? He immediately recognized the phrase. He scoffingly responded to me, you can't be in the furthest
right hand lane with a police officer's car in the breakdown with flashing lights. We had a very difficult period with roundabouts when he had his learners permit.

12) Has the law been effective at reducing police officer fatalities and injury? Basically paid organizations supporting the troopers have pushed the law into being. Is it a scam law allowing the organizations to show the police officers they are getting their monies worth?            

Update Feb 24

Amazingly quick response? Thanks Spfld Union newspaper.

MSP Citizens Response Reports (POL) <citizensresponsereports@MassMail.State.MA.US>

To Michael Mulligan
Today at 9:03 AM

We are in receipt of your citizen response report. A complaint intake officer will contact you within the next few days to discuss your concerns. Thank you.

Sent a complaint to the state police through this link.
I travel I91 from Northfield to Springfield often to visit my old home neighborhood and my brother. I am having cataract surgery in the coming weeks. It has been getting more problematic driving in the night. In a scale of 1 to 10 my cataracts are at 4. I spend 99.9% of my time driving in rural roads. My rush hour big interstate road skills are waning. But think I am safe. I doubt I will be safe in a year without the eye operation. I know my limitations and the only answer is to slow down my driving.

See, something is fishy with the wholesale police stops last night? A ruse to stop people. He spoke as if it was a new law. 

Move Over Law Protects First Responders

In Massachusetts the Move Over Law aims to make police, firefighters, paramedics, tow truck drivers, and all roadside emergency and maintenance professionals safer on the job. The Move Over Law, which took effect March 22, 2009, requires drivers approaching a stationary emergency or maintenance vehicle with flashing lights to move to the next adjacent lane if it is safe to do so, and, barring that, to reduce their speed. Failure to comply could result in a fine of up to $100.

Every year, first responders across the country are injured or killed on the job while providing emergency help and, this summer six Massachusetts state troopers were injured in as many weeks. One trooper died from his injuries. All citizens are asked to make a personal pledge to always move over to make Massachusetts roadways safer for everyone.

So at about 11 am I am driving down to Springfield. I notice state police positioned in many areas down the interstate. A police helicopter is patrolling the roads for speeders or something worst like terrorism. It is way abnormal. That is when I pose to myself...are we in some kind of terrorism alert.

Springfield Massachusetts and Holyoke are probably the largest Mecca for illegal aliens in the state per population. 

I am heading home in the dark at about 6:30 pm. I am a bit nervous…well, I am on a heightened state of alert because of my vision and my rusty driving skills on the interstate. I am driving very conservative. By the Holyoke Mall, on the far side of a curve,  I see a police car with lights flashing ahead of me. I think he pulled somebody or is helping a community member stuck on the breakdown lane. There was police lights flashing big time abnormally. There is two police cruisers next to each other on the breakdown lane. I am doing about 60 MPH and in the right lane. I am a truck driver. Typically I am in the habit of moving over to the left lane with any car on the shoulder of the road especially as a curtesy to the police  The highways are extremely dangerous territory. You are risking your life pulling over to the breakdown lane. I have spent a lot of time driving tractor trailers and being broken down on the highways. You have to be in a extreme state of alert when walking around your truck in the breakdown lane. There are a lot of crazies on the road. The stories I got...
A mile past the two flashing light cruisers, I am being pulled over by the cops. I wait for a open area where I can safety stop for the cop. I get passed the breakdown tar and onto the dirt and mud for the protection of the statie.  I put the dome light on and turn the off the car. I open my driver window. I put my hands on the top of my steering wheel. I don’t fool around with any cop…I want him to feel comfortable with me from the get-go. I teach my children this. A few extra seconds pass by, I don’t see the cop in my side mirror. I hear somebody yelling at me to open my window. What the hell? He is standing aside my passenger window. This seems to be a highly abnormal stop procedure. I am thinking, where is the cop who’s supposed to be on my side?
He was a decent cop. He opens with, didn’t you see us pulled over on the side of the road? I knew I wasn’t spending. I thought a tail light was burnt out. He told me Massachusetts has a new law where you are required get in the outside lane when any car is pulled over in the breakdown lane. I said, I seen your flasher on ahead of me, its heavy traffic...I didn’t want to make any quick moves to the outside lane.  I said with stern voice, this whole deal is unsafe. This isn’t a good stop.  I get a strong verbal tone, Well, Mr. Mulligan, it is the law. He asked for my papers and license…then took them to the cruiser. I am thinking I am getting a $150 ticket because I got a bit mouthy with the cop before the decision of the ticket was made. He gave me a warning.
I said sir, either we are under a secret national security alert or you are fishing for heroin. That is what you are doing here. I sincerely thanked him for doing his dangerous job. He scoffingly laughed at me as he left. As I was coming up to speed, I noticed another statie positioned on the other side of the road in their breakdown lane. Three miles up the interstate on my side was another state police officer with flashers in the breakdown all by himself. Then another one in another three miles? I have never seen this level of state police activity on I 91.
I think the Ma police safety law is on the books.  Personally I think in this situation with the “police officer safety law” is a ruse to do a illegal search and seizure on large numbers of citizens.  I am terrible concern with this. It’s the gaming of the legitimate law and the slippery slope I am worried about. Why is the first instincts of the bureaucrats to prevent needless injury and deaths to police officers... is to infringe on my constitutional rights with illegal search and seizure? Where is all the big signs on the interstate warning us of this new law. Why are’t the airways flooded with the notification of this law?
I think this is a government system issues, not a driver issues. I think the breakdown lanes are too small. Why haven’t they mandated the police use the passenger window and then see if this limits state police interstate injuries and deaths? If this stop really was driver training on the driver, why do this in rush hour and in the dark? If this was really safety related they would do it this way. Why not do a stop like happened to me without checking any data base? Is the game really not wanting to raise taxes of infrastructure projects, so the cheaper way to protect the cops is to infringe on our constitutional rights. Right the slippery slope...
1)     It is a illegal alien trap? Look at the media background with Trump’s presidential order on illegal aliens and there are police traps to catch them? I agree with Trump’s policies on illegal aliens. Traps like this certainly would make all illegal aliens nervous. Will there be unintended consequences with this?   

2)     The trap is a illegal fishing expedition for heroin.

3)     We are in a national security alert and they are looking known terrorist.
I am a big picture man. I agree for the police to intrude on my constitution guarantees on fighting threats to the public, my family and me on all three of these possibilities. Honestly heroin is such a big threat, I would agree for the government to monitor all phone and media traffic for the express purpose of fighting heroin. As far as heroin/gang counties like Mexico and Columbia, I would threaten total embargo and financial catastrophe if they can’t control the gang or heroin production within their boarder.      

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