For framing innocent black men, a Florida police chief gets 3 years in prison

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    Did somebody say something about high black crime"

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    Jay Weaver and David Ovalle, Miami Herald
    2 hrs ago

    Raimundo Atesiano, the former Biscayne Park police chief who directed his officers to frame innocent men for a series of unsolved burglaries, admitted he wanted to appease community leaders and polish the village's property crimes record.

    Even in a small village of about 3,000 residents, the pressure was just too much, he said.

    "When I took the job, I was not prepared," Atesiano told a federal judge on Tuesday. "I made some very, very bad decisions."

    His apologies did not sway U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore, who on Tuesday sentenced the 53-year-old former cop to three years in prison. He allowed Atesiano to remain free for two weeks before surrendering so he can care for his mother, who is dying of leukemia.

    "If they have burglaries that are open cases that are not solved yet, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries," one cop said in an internal probe ordered in 2014.


    For framing innocent black men, a Florida police chief gets 3 years in prison
     
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    Actually I'm somewhat impressed. I would have expected them to use the "Stand Your Ground" law to murder all of the suspects, then lie and say "they resisted arrest"

    When he is released, he will likely be hired at another agency.

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    And I bet the burglaries continue. Not good. He should get more time. Like life, for ruining several peoples' lives deliberately.
     
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    If he makes it to release.
     
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    3 years?

    He should have to serve the maximum penalties that the three people he framed were facing, IMO.

    Same thing for cops who commit perjury.
     
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    Totally agree. I hope he is regularly violated by a large dark man.
     
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    They will protect him, I'm sure of that.

    I think they should let him into general population though for the last 5 mins of his life.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Their 3 sentences combined would be perfectly fair.
     
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    Wow. That's bitter. I'm glad they got the guy--there's not much worse than a dirty cop.
     
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    Well, maybe not life but something pretty harsh.
     

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