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Former Memphis Police Officer Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison

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    My crystal ball tells me that there is a Memphis police officer who will not get the "Most Likely To Succeed" picture in the prison yearbook.
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    His Mama'll send him a case of soap-on-a- rope if she loves him.

    I think the federal employees who kept working without pay should get 120% of their back pay, to help offset late fees/penalties for having to make payments late. Wonder if the Congress' checks got cut on time?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
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    Yea, but they way they worded it sounded so much like a police routine. I guess that comes from being from the Department of Justice rather than a news report.
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    lionround, I think I speak for many of us when I say you have my personal heartfelt gratitude for the work you do. As simple and as succinct as I can put it, thank you for a difficult and thankless job well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    His Mama'll send him a case of soap-on-a- rope if she loves him.

    I think the federal employees who kept working without pay should get 120% of their back pay, to help offset late fees/penalties for having to make payments late. Wonder if the Congress' checks got cut on time?...
    I have to say I disagree with you. Yes, Congress got their checks on time. They are the ones who should have not gotten paid at all. That said, I agreed to work for my pay rate and am willing to take 100%. I understand your sentiment. However, if you are unprepared for what life dishes out and incur late penalties because you don't have 30 days' worth of bills on hand, shame on you. I could have held out for 6 months or more without hurting a bit.

    I saw an interview with a woman whose husband was in the Coast Guard and not getting paid. The interview happened in what appeared to be a VERY expensive house with inlaid marble floors and very expensive furnishings. She claimed that she was going to lose her house to foreclosure. What??? There is not a financial institution in the country that wants to be known as the people who took an active duty Coast Guard members house. That tells me that they were several months behind and were headed for foreclosure long before the shutdown. She also said she was getting food at the local food pantry to feed her children. What??? You don't have enough food and/or money to feed your family for a month? I'm sorry, but I don't have any sympathy. Learn to budget and get a grip.
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    Your financial foresight/circumstances weren't shared by a lot of federal workers who, for whatever reasons in their lives, lived paycheck-to-paycheck. Food pantries were in great demand, and rent/bills were late...and the politicians just shouldn't have let it happen. You work a man, you have his pay on Friday! What he does with it is up to him, but, once he's earned it, he needs to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    Rather than have you guys speculate, I will fill you in. I work for the DOJ as a Litigation Support specialist. That means when attorneys have large document cases (think bank, stock and/or mortgage fraud) or cases with lots of audio and/or video, they call me to organize it, produce it in discovery and present it in court.

    Most times, the audio/video cases involve undercover video from drug busts and the like. But sometimes, they include evidence from the Tarnished Badge Task Force, which this case came from.

    That's it. I am not a sworn officer and don't carry a badge. But I would like to think I play a small part in putting BGs away, whether they are LE or gang bangers or whatever.

    Most of the flak I got was from "some people" giving me a hard time about being a Federal employee, particularly during the shutdown. I worked through the shutdown, without pay, until it got resolved.
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    It is obvious there is a two or even three tiered justice system in play in this country. The DOJ, courts and other governmental agencies have led the way in it's implementation. There are even folks out there defending it. Sorry but the days of peeing on my leg and then telling me it's raining is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    I have to say I disagree with you. Yes, Congress got their checks on time. They are the ones who should have not gotten paid at all. That said, I agreed to work for my pay rate and am willing to take 100%. I understand your sentiment. However, if you are unprepared for what life dishes out and incur late penalties because you don't have 30 days' worth of bills on hand, shame on you. I could have held out for 6 months or more without hurting a bit.

    I saw an interview with a woman whose husband was in the Coast Guard and not getting paid. The interview happened in what appeared to be a VERY expensive house with inlaid marble floors and very expensive furnishings. She claimed that she was going to lose her house to foreclosure. What??? There is not a financial institution in the country that wants to be known as the people who took an active duty Coast Guard members house. That tells me that they were several months behind and were headed for foreclosure long before the shutdown. She also said she was getting food at the local food pantry to feed her children. What??? You don't have enough food and/or money to feed your family for a month? I'm sorry, but I don't have any sympathy. Learn to budget and get a grip.
    You hit the nail on the head!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    I have to say I disagree with you. Yes, Congress got their checks on time. They are the ones who should have not gotten paid at all. That said, I agreed to work for my pay rate and am willing to take 100%. I understand your sentiment. However, if you are unprepared for what life dishes out and incur late penalties because you don't have 30 days' worth of bills on hand, shame on you. I could have held out for 6 months or more without hurting a bit.

    I saw an interview with a woman whose husband was in the Coast Guard and not getting paid. The interview happened in what appeared to be a VERY expensive house with inlaid marble floors and very expensive furnishings. She claimed that she was going to lose her house to foreclosure. What??? There is not a financial institution in the country that wants to be known as the people who took an active duty Coast Guard members house. That tells me that they were several months behind and were headed for foreclosure long before the shutdown. She also said she was getting food at the local food pantry to feed her children. What??? You don't have enough food and/or money to feed your family for a month? I'm sorry, but I don't have any sympathy. Learn to budget and get a grip.
    Wow. I'm in the DC area for locality pay so many GS workers here. Many GS 5/7 as well. A lot of them are living paycheck to paycheck to live somewhat near their work. Likely many still have horrible commutes and their rent/mortgage is tough to pay. I'm glad you are smart in your finances or maybe you're high enough on the pay scale allowing it to be easier for you. I know I am and we (wife and I) were grateful we weren't not one of the families having to go out and get other jobs and so on. But maybe you could just learn a little humility and show some compassion who are not as fortunate as you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShenandoahValley View Post
    Wow. I'm in the DC area for locality pay so many GS workers here. Many GS 5/7 as well. A lot of them are living paycheck to paycheck to live somewhat near their work. Likely many still have horrible commutes and their rent/mortgage is tough to pay. I'm glad you are smart in your finances or maybe you're high enough on the pay scale allowing it to be easier for you. I know I am and we (wife and I) were grateful we weren't not one of the families having to go out and get other jobs and so on. But maybe you could just learn a little humility and show some compassion who are not as fortunate as you.
    I lived in Alexandria for 2 years and lived paycheck to paycheck. It didn't take me long to realize that was not sustainable. I moved to Memphis and took this job. I don't know how high on the pay scale you have to be, but yes I am comfortable. I have a great deal of compassion for people who are making less than I am and struggling. We have a number in my office.

    My example of the woman whose husband is in the Coast Guard was that they were living WAY beyond their means. If that is the case and you have to downsize in order to stay afloat (Coast Guard pun intended), then that is what you need to do. I downsized quite a bit when I moved to Memphis. It was one of the smartest things I have ever done. It allowed me to pay off all my other debt, buy a house and pay it off in less than 15 years and start putting money toward my retirement. I would have never been able to do those things had I stayed in Alexandria or the DC Metro area. The cost of living is just too high.
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    1. I am all for bad cops being caught, tried, and if convicted sentenced to prison. Every cop that tarnishes the badge, tarnishes every badge.

    2. I have known and worked with many Federal agents, and a few of them were even semi-competent. That's as much praise as I can offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGbow View Post
    Nobody should be above the law. LEO, politicians,celebreties,ect.
    Those who are entrusted to enforce the law and prosecute those who break it should be beyond reproach. Be the example, not the criminal.
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    lionround has hit the nail on the head here. I spent nearly 5 years active duty Army followed by 24 years as a cop in 3 departments. I watched as those around me ran up debt and bitched about the pay, while we lived modestly and paid our bills off, saving for retirement and emergencies. Retired from law enforcement at age 45, vested my pension, started a business, continued to build my savings for retirement. Age 64 I sold my business, retired debt free with a new home purchased for cash and $1.4 million in savings and investments. Meanwhile, a lot of the people I worked with over the years are still paying mortgage payments and whining about their dwindling pensions.

    No sympathy here. Control your debt. Pay your bills as quickly as you can. Stop refinancing the house to pay off your credit card bills. If you work for the feds start looking around for positions in areas that don't have the scary high cost of living that major cities seem to share.

    It can be done, but it requires self-discipline and planning. Don't keep relying on someone else to make it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...and the politicians just shouldn't have let it happen.
    Not only do I disagree, but I think Trump caved and gave in to Pelosi and her gang. We need the wall. This is in fact a “national emergency”. She just didn’t want to give Trump ANYTYTHING


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