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Thin Blue Line Crossed: San Marcos Texas Police Chief Arrests Two Police Officers in Separate Incidents

Video: http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/22868376/two-san-marcos-pol...

Two San Marcos police officers have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Corporal James Palermo is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant and Officer David Amerson is accused of obtaining controlled substances by fraud.

Both officers are on administrative leave and still receiving payroll. However, now that formal charges have been filed, both are expected to be fired by next week.

Chief Howard Williams responded to the drug and excessive forces charges July 17.

"It's personally painful to think any officer, much less ones under my command would engage in this kind of conduct," Williams said.

The back-to-back arrests involve unrelated incidents.

The first case involves Palermo, in which he allegedly threw a woman to the ground, breaking her teeth and causing a concussion after she walked on the scene of a traffic stop in May. According to court documents, Palermo claimed the Texas State student was obstructing his work.

"He was without probable cause to make any arrest in this situation and his use of force was completely unreasonable and without legal justification," Williams said.

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It's my opinion that overnight there could be a culture shift if more Police Chiefs decided to clean-up their houses. I think I might just email Chief William Howard and commend him for these arrests. It would be nice to see the Police Chiefs of Austin, Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, New Braunfels, and San Antonio get together and go on a corrupt-cop round-up. If we could clean up the LEOs and restore some public trust and confidence, maybe we could move next to the legislature.

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I live in this town. These are examples of the good cops.

Fascism is very popular in the local police department. The Chief and Asst. Chief are good guys, but the rank and file cops love to violate peoples civil rights.

The Drug War is Ending

I can feel it. The Drug War is ending.

Maybe it's the huge cost, the squeezed budgets, the voters putting their foot down, but if you have to save money on payroll, firing corrupt cops will win you some votes, and nowhere is corruption more rampant than in the area of drug enforcement. Drug enforcement is where the relationship changed from a public-police alliance, to a public-police opposition, and that's why so many cops get scared and abuse their authority--they expect the public to attack them.

Local elected police officials have gotten the message, and it will take time to ripple up through the ranks of state af federal, but it won't take long if we vote a few people out.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Off-duty AZ cop accused of pointing gun at clerk.

They are feeling the pressure from the citizen. I tell the San Joaquin Sheriff and Stockton Chief Police tell then the same thing clean your !@#$ing house. The law has two blade one for then and one for us.....That's going to stop.


2 cops in my town have been fired

in the last 18 months.

One for screwing a drunk stripper while on duty (His radio mike broadcast 'live' to the whole dept!)

and the other for 'habitual overt aggressiveness'

And this is not a large city like Austin

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Oh you have make a post about that!!!

You should do a FOIA for the audio if it hasn't been released yet!


I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


This is good ole boy country

Not a single peep in the local press about this.

I will be crushed if I even try!

Several local cops have personally confirmed this story to me, but not a single one of them would ever state so publicly.

But yes, the audio would be awesome!

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Very glad to see...

...actual justice being served, and not special privileges being granted.

ESPECIALLY to that woman beating cop! What a coward.

I may just send an e-mail to the Chief for his honorable actions, and I don't even live in Tx.


Keep your eye on the prize! - Ending legal tender laws in order for the Federal Reserve System to self-destruct is of the upmost importance.
What in the World are They Spraying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf0khstYDLA

Notice the dark rings around

Notice the dark rings around David Amerson's eyes. If these rings are natural, he is seriously ill.


and if it was my wife, girlfriend, sister, or ,mother that was assaulted by the rogue cop, I would beat him to a bloody pulp and there would not be any witnesses.

That is the way this type of situation should be handled. Beating a woman is something I have no patience for.

Who says there's no good news?

Pigs. The cop who body-slammed the woman, in particular.

BTW, it's "incidents."

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I even looked it up before I titled the post!


I didn't realize both were correct spelling but had different meanings! You learn something everyday!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


You do.

I learn something every weekend.

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WOW, Thanks!

It's so nice to read some JUSTICE.

This is a start...

This is a start up the Mt Everest of police corruption. Keep it up and law abiding citizens might once again feel safe with police. Hey! I can dream can't I ?