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In June, a federal judge unsealed the results of an investigation into Pennsylvania State Police misconduct, listing 89 incidents, including one involving a trooper in Rockview, Pa., who was accused of defecating on another trooper at a party, of inserting a carrot into his own rear end and eating part of it, then passing gas and shooting the carrot out.
In July, New York City’s deputy police commissioner, Frederick J. Patrick, was arrested and charged with taking $113,000 from an office charity fund and using it to pay jailed inmates to make calls to sex hotlines, which Patrick then allegedly listened in on for his own gratification.
Recent Provocations Leading to Murder:
(1) Wouldn’t give him back his New York Yankees cap (Kenneth Ware, 45, allegedly stabbed his brother to death, Brooklyn, N.Y., July).
(2) Parked his truck on top of a man’s septic tank and wouldn’t move it (Chad Landreth, allegedly shot the driver to death, Samsula, Fla., June).
(3) Argued over who should feed the couple’s goats (Pearl Lynne Smith, 47, allegedly shot her husband to death, Eldon, Okla., June).
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