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From: Wm. L Rockwell
Location: Texas
Comments:
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".

Saturday, 7-29-00


From: Mike Madigan
URL: www.twistedbadge.com
Location: Southern California
Comments:
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

Wednesday, 7-19-00


From: Sean Moore
Location: IA
Comments:
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

Friday, 7-14-00


From: Fingerprint
URL: www.domelights.com
Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
Comments:
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

Friday, 5-26-00


From: Guy Emerson
URL: www.cybertours.com/
Location: Kennebunk, Maine
Comments:
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/

Saturday, 5-20-100


From: Mike Madigan
URL: www.twistedbadge.com
Location: California
Comments:
HAPPY EASTER !!!

Sunday, 4-23-100


From: THE GREAT POLICE OFFICER
Location: Virginia
Comments:
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."

Saturday, 4-1-100


From: Elizabeth
Location: San Bernardino County
Comments:
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.

Thursday, 3-30-100


From: Mike Madigan
URL: www.twistedbadge.com
Location: California
Comments:
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.

Wednesday, 3-29-100


From: Alex
Location: USA
Comments:
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 media.

Wednesday, 3-22-100


From: Professor Gerald Uelmen
Location: Santa Clara University Law School
Comments:
I read Chapter 7 right away. Great leads for use in the discovery process. I enjoyed it very much.

Wednesday, 3-15-100


From: Doug McIntosh
Location: Lake Forest Ca.
Comments:
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.

Saturday, 1-22-100


From: Brad Williams
URL: `
Location: `
Comments:
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.

Saturday, 1-15-100


From: Leon H. Berger
URL: `
Location: Needles, CA
Comments:
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.

Saturday, 1-15-100


From: Michelle Grisanti
Location: Los Angeles
Comments:
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

Thursday, 1-13-00


From: Don F. DeFrancisco
URL: `
Location: Orange County, CA
Comments:
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!

Sunday, 1-9-00


From: James R. Callahan
URL: `
Location: Surf City, USA
Comments:
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!

Sunday, 1-9-00


From: Chris Newman
URL: `
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
Comments:
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 read!

Sunday, 1-9-100


From: Viola Grisanti
URL: `
Location: California
Comments:
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!

Sunday, 1-9-00


From: Kapono Beamer
URL: `
Location: Honolulu, HI
Comments:
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!

Sunday, 1-9-00


From: Dave Hopkirk
Location: Orange County, California
Comments:
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.

Friday, 1-7-00



From: Matthew Fogg
URL: Exec Dir. of CARCLE
Location: `
Comments:
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.

Wednesday, 1-5-00


From: Christopher Grisanti
URL: `
Location: `
Comments:
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.

Wednesday, 1-5-00


From: Brian Gary
URL: www.tychodyne.com
Location: Los Angeles
Comments:
Slick site and very interesting book. Will there be updates . . . current events???

Friday, 12-31-99


From: Jesse Kuntz
URL: www.industrybytes.com
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Comments:
The Twisted Badge is a solid read, very informative. If it doesn't open your eyes, nothing will.

Friday, 12-24-99


From: Pete Deutschman
URL: www.ldd.com
Location: NEW YORK
Comments:
GREAT SITE

Thursday, 12-23-99


From: Pete Deutschman
URL: www.ldd.com
Location: Producer
Comments:
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!

Thursday, 12-23-99

 

 

 
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