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The Good Kind of "Rogue Cop"

ManInBlack

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http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2012/04/officer-regina-tasca-goes-rogue.html

Regina Tasca is a “rogue cop” – and God bless her for it.


Tasca is in the middle of disciplinary hearings that may result in her termination from the Bogota, New Jersey Police Department. She stands accused of “bizarre and outlandish” behavior in two incidents a year ago during which she revealed herself to be “A danger to other police officers.”


Her first supposed offense -- which wasn't mentioned until after the second -- was a failure to assist another officer who was “attacked” by a drunken woman who was roughly half his weight and barely five feet tall. Her second was was to intervene when a police officer from another jurisdiction viciously assaulted an emotionally troubled young man who was not suspected of a crime.

Regina Tasca is a hero, and one of the few surviving members of the endangered species known as "American Peace Officer."

Is there any wonder that the police establishment seeks to hunt those like her to extinction?
 

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http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2012/04/officer-regina-tasca-goes-rogue.html



Regina Tasca is a hero, and one of the few surviving members of the endangered species known as "American Peace Officer."

Is there any wonder that the police establishment seeks to hunt those like her to extinction?

Beretta"lady":question: is really in a padded room and types on her keyboard with a pencil in her mouth,,, get my drift :exclaim::question::exclaim::question: JUST JOKIN'!

:cool: PEACE & RKBA FOREVER !!!
 
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I can see it from both sides.

From the side I am sitting on she stopped police brutality and should be commended, not reprimanded.

On the other side, if I thought I WAS the law I would get pretty pissed off at someone not helping (deliberately hindering) me enforce my will. In a legal prospective though, she may not have know the full facts and was jumping in on the wrong side. The situation is not always how it appears. The boy could have had a knife that the officer was trying to coax out of his hand with a couple (several) blows to the head and face.
 

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In a legal prospective though, she may not have know the full facts and was jumping in on the wrong side. The situation is not always how it appears. The boy could have had a knife that the officer was trying to coax out of his hand with a couple (several) blows to the head and face.

She was the responding officer. She was the first one on-scene. It was the other officers who showed up and jumped in without having any idea what was going on.
 

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She was the responding officer. She was the first one on-scene. It was the other officers who showed up and jumped in without having any idea what was going on.

You ever see that training video where one officer orders a perp to put down and AK. As the perp is laying the rifle down a second officer comes around the corner and immediately shoots the perp? Turns out that the perp was putting down the rifle with one hand and drawing from concealment a handgun with the other. The original officer could not see this from his perspective but the second one could.

What I am getting at is, just because she was the 1st officer on the scene does not mean she had all the facts. But I was wrong. I thought that the "back-up" arrived 1st and she pulled up after they were there.

I do think, like I said, that she should be commended for what she did.
 

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I couldn't read anymore of the comments on this link. One "officer" said they shouldn't have you used a closed fist. They should have used a baton across the kneecaps. That is the way to handle it. After all an officer could hurt his hand with a closed fist.
Unbelievable. How do people like that get hired and I can't make it passed the background interview?
 

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I can see it from both sides.

From the side I am sitting on she stopped police brutality and should be commended, not reprimanded.

On the other side, if I thought I WAS the law I would get pretty pissed off at someone not helping (deliberately hindering) me enforce my will. In a legal prospective though, she may not have know the full facts and was jumping in on the wrong side. The situation is not always how it appears. The boy could have had a knife that the officer was trying to coax out of his hand with a couple (several) blows to the head and face.

The bold is the completely wrong attitude for peace officers to take.

A peace officer recognizes that he is not the law; he is only there to enforce the law, not his will.
 

Beretta92FSLady

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It is a breath of fresh air to hear the female cop chastise the officer who assaulted the guy. Her being investigated speaks to the flaw in the system more than the officer who assaulted the man did.
 

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The bold is the completely wrong attitude for peace officers to take.

A peace officer recognizes that he is not the law; he is only there to enforce the law, not his will.

I was saying that officers expect support for their actions, even the ones they know are wrong. If I was the officer beating a boy for little reason then I would want to punish anyone who tried to do the right thing.
 

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I was saying that officers expect support for their actions, even the ones they know are wrong. If I was the officer beating a boy for little reason then I would want to punish anyone who tried to do the right thing.

Right on!
 

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You ever see that training video where one officer orders a perp to put down and AK. As the perp is laying the rifle down a second officer comes around the corner and immediately shoots the perp? Turns out that the perp was putting down the rifle with one hand and drawing from concealment a handgun with the other. The original officer could not see this from his perspective but the second one could.

What I am getting at is, just because she was the 1st officer on the scene does not mean she had all the facts. But I was wrong. I thought that the "back-up" arrived 1st and she pulled up after they were there.

I do think, like I said, that she should be commended for what she did.

I think that you are in the wrong forum to be siding with cops abusing their authority. The subject was not under arrest....therefore, per the Supreme Court, resisting arrest is impossible. And to add, he had not commited any crimes, therefore there was no probable cause for arrest, therefore, not lawful. The second that officer puts his hands on the subject, it was unlawful, and the subject had full right to self defense. The supreme court also adds that:

“One may come to the aid of another being unlawfully arrested, just as
he may where one is being assaulted, molested, raped or kidnapped. Thus
it is not an offense to liberate one from the unlawful custody of an
officer, even though he may have submitted to such custody, without
resistance.” (Adams v. State, 121 Ga. 16, 48 S.E. 910).

So, the female officer had the rights, under the Constitution and Supreme Court decision, to assist the subject in his resistance of the unlawful arrest.
 

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Whatever happened to the 'reasonably believed' canard for LEOs? The female cop reasonably believed the other cop was in the wrong and intervened to stop further criminal activity.

Arrest. 544.180. An arrest is made by an actual restraint of the person of the defendant, or by his submission to the custody of the officer, under authority of a warrant or otherwise. The officer must inform the defendant by what authority he acts, and must also show the warrant if required.

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C500-599/5440000180.HTM

Resisting or interfering with arrest--penalty. 575.150. 4. It is no defense to a prosecution pursuant to subsection 1 of this section that the law enforcement officer was acting unlawfully in making the arrest. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to bar civil suits for unlawful arrest.

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C500-599/5750000150.HTM
As is quite evident, resisting arrest, in Missouri, is not an option. We must take the ride and gain redress later. Does NJ have similar statutes?
 
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