The Campaign For DA

11.30.2015

Police State 2.1


I'm reviewing a DVD in one of the cases I'm working on.

I can't believe what I just saw! A trooper training another trooper told him to go get an arrest warrant for a driver and fill it out a portion of it with with "blah, blah. blah, blah."

(Then again, maybe I should have expected to see it.)

By the way, can you make my job any easier than this? And can you make an honest prosecutor's job any harder? By the way, this was an allegation of a misdemeanor: Lying to a police officer!

(Note to prosecutor: It's around 14:31 of the video)

Edit: And runner up for the day is another video where the officer reads the DIC-24 in a DWI and changes his voice when he reads the part of "your license will be suspended" and then ends it with that he is "requesting a simple breath test." (He had already told him that he would take his blood if he wanted to.)  Good lord. Who is training these people in Austin?

Edit: I'm on my fourth video of the day. A veteran trooper calmly and politely tells the guy, "This is not a game show" when he is asking if he will submit to field sobriety tests. You, sir, are a genius. And I mean that. Maybe the best trooper I've ever seen in Wise County.



20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have no idea what the trainer has told that trooper in the past.
Maybe he has referred to getting a warrant so many times, the Blah, Blah, Blah translates to 'get me a warrant done right ASAP'.

Your gold is pyrite.

Anonymous said...

10:39 AM

When you are on camera 90% of the time, it's good practice to always be professional and follow protocol. That way things like this can't be taken out of context. Like BG said, don't make it so easy.

Triple Fake... said...

I came to same conclusion as the first commenter.


"Depends on what your definition of 'is' (or blah, blah, blah, blah) is."

Triple Fake Bill Clinton

Anonymous said...

More shocking than this video? I don't think so.

http://news4sanantonio.com/m/news/features/top-stories/stories/Exclusive-Candid-conversation-on-police-patrol-234199.shtml#.Vld87q6rT-b

Anonymous said...

I reckon it's the same as going to the hospital for a routine surgery. Something like an appendectomy maybe, and you overhear the doctor telling the intern that is performing the procedure say "Just take out the appendix, then you know, BLAH BLAH BLAH."

Anonymous said...

or yada yada yada

DF Elaine Benes

Anonymous said...

How stupid is this, allegations without providing any good context. It's slander and I'm sure DPS will beat you in court once again like they alwaus have!!

Triple Fake... said...

you're trusting that an intern assisting with an appendectomy would know:
1. how to remove an appendix
2. what "blah blah blah" means in order to finish the procedure.
There's not much guesswork involved, even in "routine" surgery

Similarly, a trooper trainee would have some idea how to fill out an arrest warrant on a traffic stop. DPS doesn't fill trooper positions with folks off the street; you need some prior experience.
Unless the trainer specifically said "blah, etc." to mean "make something up to justify the arrest", there's not much for the defense to work with. You would assume that the trainee already knows why a warrant is, um, warranted.
There's no link for us to view it. So we have to take Green's word on how unbelievable it actually is

Anonymous said...

And how many soldiers of this "police state" would be required if all of us apparently innocent, randomly persecuted residents would stop hurting and stealing and otherwise being evil, criminal and endangering toward one another?



Anonymous said...

A jury will only see the video. It is the alpha and omega. What occurred prior is moot and what occurred after is moot to the jury, if it gets that far.

I suggest some of your readers move to Bismark, Elgin or Minot, ND. The crime rate there seems to meet their criteria. Rhame would work too.

Anonymous said...

11:44

Having had an appendectomy, I'd sue your ass if I encountered any complications due to your lack of attention as the primary physician in charge, and the hospital.

Anonymous said...

2:37

You can sue my ass all you want. You'll be awarded sh**.

DF 11:44

Anonymous said...

Freedom is our most precious asset and those who wield the power to take it away should be held to a higher standard, simple as that. You can do your job by the book and with the utmost professionalism and still get the bad guys off the street.

Anonymous said...

How many drunk driver fatalities occured over the Thanksgiving weekend?

Anonymous said...

Yea the day one of them takes your family out you will change jobs. That's how Karma works

Anonymous said...

I will bet you a good bottle of scotch that on each and every case listed, your client takes a plea, BG.

Because he's guilty.

Your job is to mitigate the damage done by the client to themselves. You can play "gotcha" all you want, but every. Single. Time. That a client of yours makes a plea, the trooper who filed the case knows that his case won, and your defense case lost.

The last time that I had an arrestee drop your name regarding his defense for DWI, I said, "Golly. I've always wanted to meet ol' Barry Green." And that was the end of it. I haven't had to endure a CX by you, yet. If it ever happens, counselor-- be gentle, okay?

Anonymous said...

I'll see you in court sir, bring your lube dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Why am I beginning to like Cops and hate lawyers?

Anonymous said...

9:22 Because you haven't read any police blogs!

Anonymous said...

training....nobody when u think u are already Mighty.