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The real Troopergate scandal explored

by critic411 / October 25, 2008 6:27 AM PDT

During my 40-year New York City Police Department career, I held nearly every rank and was detached to run large and troubled investigative divisions of two major city and state agencies. Since retiring from the department, I have taught college courses in criminal justice and consulted or testified about police matters for such clients as Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, New York City, Newark, N.J., Chicago, the U.S. Justice and State departments, and victims of police misconduct.

The controversy over Governor Palin?s treatment of her former brother-in-law, Alaska State Trooper Michael Wooten, and her dismissal of former state commissioner of Public Safety Walter Monegan has led me to look at the matter as if I had been retained by a client to do so. I have therefore examined the full public record of the Wooten and Monegan cases, including the Wooten investigative files and the recently issued Alaska Legislative Council report that charged Governor Palin with an ethics violation for her role in the dismissal of Monegan.

My conclusion is that the Wooten and Monegan matters reveal an Alaska scandal, but one very different from what has been reported by the national press. The scandal ? and it is a serious one ? involves the conduct of the managers of Alaska?s police agencies and the political officials who have sought to defend them and attack Governor Palin.
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we all know...
by James Denison / October 25, 2008 7:04 AM PDT

...when you have a cop who tasers his own (mentally disabled?) 12 yr old son, and abuses his wife, it's time to remove him from the force. We all know when you have his boss failing to perform his duty in dealing with the issue, it's time for him to go also. We also know what's resulted is just a political witch hunt aimed at embarassing Palin while she's not so close deal with the malcreants. When this campaign is over, if she's not elected, she'll be back in Alaska and the rats will scurry for cover.

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Quite frankly,if I had been a member of that family.........
by Tony Holmes / October 25, 2008 7:19 AM PDT

it would have never even progressed that far before that punk bully,Wooten suffered career ending physical injuries that forced his retirement!!!!!!!

Let me hear that one of my G/kids was tasered by a punk cop husband/boyfriend.

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I think many might feel the same way....
by EdHannigan / October 25, 2008 7:24 AM PDT

which is probably why this "scandal" is getting no traction at all.

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