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Wm. L Rockwell
As A former member of the DOJ I am very aware of illegal
activities conducted wihin the BOP. As a Health Systems
Administrator GS 12/10 i reported several incidents involing
FBI and US Mars. Svc along with BOP. The only person to
be investigated fully was me. The DOJ under Reno is like
the 'Peter Priciple', "Screw Up Move Up".
From: Mike Madigan
Location: Southern California
The main issue I address is inherent conflicts between elected
officials charged with the administration of unbiased justice.
When a prosecutor and a Sheriff are in the same political
party, they share the same supporters and contributors etc.
etc. Are judges, police chiefs and prosecutors elected in
your area? If they are, you need to find out the process
they use to decide which charges get filed and which don't.
The people who will help you find out work at the Public
Defender's Office. Ask them before you interview anyone.
Keep me up to date on your progress... Mike
From: Sean Moore
I realize you are very busy, but any help you can give me
will be a great help. I'm in the current process of getting
your book which will in turn get me well on my way. But
certain specific questions will arise and this is were I
need you if at all possible. My research paper is entailing
urban poltics and how it effects police work and the officers
nvolved. Which from reviewing your website it seems you
have a very indepth knowledge of the various aspects involved.
I have to question some local and county officers in my
region about the effects of urban politics on thier job
and the way they perform. These will be my hard facts but
what other areas could I consider to insert in my project.
I'm finding a million books on corruption but what other
areas could be effected. Any help would be appreciated,
as you can tell I'm just starting to research and need direction.
I feel your site will also help me because you seem to have
both sides of this argument covered through your chat room.
Thank you in advance for any help or guidance in which you
can provide me with. Sean Moore
Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
I just added a chapter of Mike Madigan's Book, The Twisted
Badge to the domelights.com homepage. PLEASE read it and
THEN decide if it is cop bashing! Doesn't look like it to
me. EVERYONE's feedback is welcome. P.S. I am a Police Sergeant
in Philadelphia. Cop Bashing is about the ONLY thing that
will NEVER be allowed on domelights.com
From: Guy Emerson
Location: Kennebunk, Maine
It is unfortunate that the system still punishes good cops
for reporting bad cops. Maine is no different in that aspect.
Since reporting my department to the Maine Attorney Generals
Office for corruption I have been ostracized from the law
enforcement community here in Maine. As you mention on your
web site " good cops should be encouraged, not punished
and ostracized" for reporting bad cops. Take care and keep
in touch my friend. Guy Emerson http://www.cybertours.com/~judik/
HAPPY EASTER !!!
From: THE GREAT POLICE OFFICER
Well, Mr. Citizen, it seems you've figured me out. I seem
to fit neatly into the category where you've placed me.
I'm stereotyped, standardized, characterized, classified,
grouped, and always typical. Unfortunately, the reverse
is true..I can never figure you out. From birth you teach
your children that I'm the bogeyman, then you're shocked
when they identify with my traditional enemy..the criminal!
You accuse me of coddling criminals......until I catch your
kids doing wrong. You may take an hour for lunch and several
coffee breaks each day, but point me out as a loafer for
having one cup. You pride yourself on your manners, but
think nothing of disrupting my meals with your troubles.
You raise hell with the guy who cuts you off in traffic,
but let me catch you doing the same thing and I'm picking
on you. You know all the traffic laws...but you've never
gotten a single ticket you deserve. You shout "foul" if
you observe me driving fast to a call, but raise the roof
if I take more than ten seconds to respond to your complaint.
You call it part of my job if someone strikes me, but call
it police brutality if I strike back. You wouldn't think
of telling your dentist how to pull a tooth or your doctor
how to take out an appendix, yet your always willing to
give me pointers on the law. You talk to me in a manner
that would get you a bloody nose from anyone else, but expect
me to take it without batting an eye. You yell something's
got to be done to fight crime, but you can't be bothered
to get involved. You have no use for me at all, but of course
it's OK if I change a flat for your wife, deliver your child
in the back of the patrol car, or perhaps save your son's
life with mouth to mouth breathing, or work many hours overtime
looking for your lost daughter. So, Mr. Citizen, you can
stand there on your soapbox and rant and rave about the
way I do my work, calling me every name in the book, but
never stop to think that your property, family, or maybe
even your life depends on me or one of my buddies. Yes,
Mr. Citizen, it's me...the lousy cop! "The author of this
article was Trooper Mitchell Brown of the Virginia State
Police. He was killed in the line of duty two months after
writing the article."
Location: San Bernardino County
Entertaining and informative. Anyone concerned with the
future direction and intended targets of the "War on Drugs"
would do well to study the chapter entitled "Operation Desert
Snow" for it's revealing look what's happening to motorists
on our highways.
I'd like to thank the many law enforcement officers, professors
and students who have contacted me. Dialogue is the first
and best step toward mutual understanding. We all want honest,
unbiased law enforcement and as this site expands we'll
do our best to keep you informed about issues the mainstream
press seems to avoid.
You want to hear from people who how have been wronged by
the police? 95% of America feels that way at one time or
another. Don't waste net space trying to dig up crap that
is just going to be used to indict innocent defenders of
peace. You people are sad by product of our left-wing liberal
Location: Santa Clara University Law School
I read Chapter 7 right away. Great leads for use in the
discovery process. I enjoyed it very much.
From: Doug McIntosh
Location: Lake Forest Ca.
A a former police officer I am appalled at the contents
of this book exposing top officials in law enforcement and
government involved in coverups to use their trusted positions
lie cheat and sometimes steal. I'm afraid this is just the
tip of the iceberg. There are too many honest people out
here in uniform to let this kind of activity to continue.
From: Brad Williams
Let's Untwist the Badge! Mike Madigan's style is interesting,
but I was left with the impression that I was not reading
a book, but a report written by a law enforcement officer.
The narration and organization of the book does not always
flow smoothly and logically. There are more than a few typographical
errors. But style, organization and 'typos' should not keep
anyone from reading The Twisted Badge. It is a worthwhile
quick read. Mike shows us the disturbing truth about ourselves.
The politician and law enforcement officer is its focus,
but it is a universal truth of the human condition that
is illustrated in the Twisted Badge. Power hungry powerful
mankind often abuses and robs its fellow man of peace and
denies him justice. And, it shows that even the well meaning
can be misled to trample on the rights of the weak. Mike
gives us little of his thoughts by way of an answer to these
problems. I suppose that is logical. He is a private investigator.
The report of a professional private investigator usually
does not include solutions to social problems. I know personally
two of the characters who's names appear at the end of Madigan's
book. I respect them both very highly. Madigan's book shows
us that we need to work toward an accord in which the interests
of the lawyer protecting civil rights and the work of the
peace officer seeking to route crime are compatible. In
my view, Madigan's book clearly demonstrates that a District
Attorney's principles and goals mean very much as to whether
we see this happy ideal achieved.
From: Leon H. Berger
Location: Needles, CA
Mike Madigan presents shocking revelations of the deterioration
of law enforcement. Those of us who remember when police
officers were dedicated to the preservation of peace and
the protection of the public find ourselves disillusioned
and discouraged by factual presentations of how bad things
have become. Every citizen who takes the American way of
life and the freedoms we enjoy seriously should read this
book, speak out, and start a dialogue with civic leaders
and legislators to reverse this insidious process.
From: Michelle Grisanti
Location: Los Angeles
Dear Mr. Madigan, My name is Michelle Grisanti, and I am
the niece of Yvonne Grisanti. My father, David (Aunt Yvonne's
brother), told me about your book and about your website.
I read the preview of chapter 2 and it was the first thing
that has given me hope that one day justice might be served
regarding Aunt Yvonne's death. I just wanted to let you
know that I am so grateful to you for documenting the incident
in your book and for encouraging my grandmother to ask Orange
County to re-open the case. I wish you well as you continue
with the publishing process. Sincerely, Michelle
From: Don F. DeFrancisco
Location: Orange County, CA
These stories about police corruption are very interesting.
And more importantly, being informed about the varieties
of injustice is the first important step toward correcting
them. Like a good investigative reporter, Madigan has an
easy reading and clear style. Though these stories take
place in Southern California--mostly Orange Co.--they are
not just "local news", they could and do happen in all parts
of the USA. Well worth reading!
From: James R. Callahan
Location: Surf City, USA
This is an intelligently written and thought-provoking inquiry
into various levels of corruption by public servants. Madigan
is an experienced investigator with a keen eye ready to
expose those who have violated the public trust. A "must
read" for those interested in justice!
From: Chris Newman
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
As a news junkie, I especially enjoyed this type of book.
It takes you where the newspapers left off - or would not
go. For those with a social conscience, it is disturbing
and may engender feelings of injustice. The stories illustrate
a lack of accountability by public officials, particularly
law enforcement. It makes one wonder if this stuff goes
on elsewhere, not just Orange County California. A good
From: Viola Grisanti
Please read, "One Free Shot", page 17. This was a clear
case of murder. I am the victim's mother, and can't tell
you how grateful I am to the author for finally bringing
this terrible incident out in the open!
From: Kapono Beamer
Location: Honolulu, HI
From his early days a a music major, singing at weddings
and funerals, to bartending in Manhattan, to a vocal audition
at the Opera House in Milano, Italy, the author weaves a
captivating tale of how he came to a career in law enforcement.
Mike Madigan stands for truth and justice. With first hand
knowledge, and an engaging and informative writing style,
he presents actual cases from Orange County California that
make the reader ponder whether or not justice was served.
In cases from murder, to political corruption, to cops nearly
out of control, to a behind the scenes look at the largest
municipal bankruptcy in U. S. history, YOU BE THE JUDGE!
A fascinating read!
From: Dave Hopkirk
Location: Orange County, California
This book is a fantastic, good read! It illuminates issues
and cases, an understanding of which is vital to an informed
citizenry. Enjoy! You have a treat in store for you.
From: Matthew Fogg
URL: Exec Dir. of CARCLE
You have a great site and certainly the 'Information is
Power'. Hopefully we can get together on this information
and the issues that plague Black Americans all across this
nation in the fields of police misconduct and injustice.
We must be as vigilant as our Jewish colleagues and always
say "Never Again". Please send me a complimentary copy of
your book for promotion and info.
From: Christopher Grisanti
I'm Yvonne Clarke's brother, Christopher Grisanti. After
fighting many losing battles in the struggle for justice
in my sister's death, I'd lost hope in ever seeing Bob Clarke
suffer any consequences for killing Yvonne. My parents fought
in vain for a proper investigation. My only comfort was
in my faith as a Christian because God says, "Vengeance
is mine." I figured that one day, Clarke would get what
he deserved. But after reading Chapter 2 of your book, there
appears to be a flicker of hope that something just might
get done if the case is re-opened by the new Orange County
D.A. I hope that your book helps ignite a fire of justice
for my sister. It's never too late.
Location: Los Angeles
Slick site and very interesting book. Will there be updates
. . . current events???
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The Twisted Badge is a solid read, very informative. If
it doesn't open your eyes, nothing will.
From: Pete Deutschman
Location: NEW YORK
From: Pete Deutschman
Honor and Badge, two words that should be synonymous, yet
are all to often polar opposites. Mike Madigan does a superb
job by allowing you the reader to judge for yourself. I
can't believe these stories are real!