FBI arrests Puerto Rican police officers

Dozens of officers accused of aiding drug traffickers in Puerto Rico in largest police corruption investigation in FBI's history

FBI agents have arrested dozens of Puerto Rican police officers accused of aiding drug traffickers, in one of the worst corruption cases involving a force already tarnished by allegations of brutality, discrimination and incompetence. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via The Guardian (US), Slatest
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Oct 7, 2010 - 2:22 AM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Oct 7, 2010 - 8:37 AM PDT
Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Oct. 7, 2010

Good report on a remarkable case. The article puts these arrest in the context of other recent developments and reactions in Puerto Rico.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 7, 2010

An interesting story, but it is slightly concerning that the allegations are all headlined without any clear statements from the accused. Also, the FBI history of obstructing and killing supporters of Puerto Rican independence makes any colonial interference by the US suspect.

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Anthony Alaniz
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by Anthony Alaniz - Oct. 7, 2010

The article is well presented and supported. The one thing that upset me the most was the cry to "fight corruption." In Puerto Rico? Really? What about the corruption here? The FBI is just as corrupt as any other government organization. Where is the story about the corruption here? Sadly I do not see it.

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Mauricio Villa
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by Mauricio Villa - Oct. 7, 2010

This article is well sourced and is very interesting. However, there are gender and ethnicity fault lines throughout the article because the only time a female was interviewed (Rosa Rodriguez) the journalist did not ask her about her opinion on what had happened instead they told her just to state what she knew. In addition, as a minority case (Puerto Rican ethnicity) this article only addresses how corrupt the Puerto Rican officers acted. Only in one sentence were 63 heroes congratulated. In my opinion they should have elaborated on how some Puerto Rican officers were working to stop the drug trafficking and have successfully done so since the FBI states that it’s the biggest corruption case. All in all, I felt like some ... More »

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Lauryn Tidwell
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by Lauryn Tidwell - Oct. 7, 2010

This is good journalism had a great lead and ever a video for those who do not care for reading or are more visual. Great journalism. The journalist did a very good job at keeping the audience's interest and keeping the article in general interesting.

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Erika Lindstrom
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by Erika Lindstrom - Oct. 28, 2010

Point 1: Puerto Rican police officers are being accused & arrested by the F.B.I for helping to traffic drugs to the U.S. Point 2: A special agent from Puerto Rico's F.B.I. said while he was undercover as an officer another officer admitted to having killed someone. Point 3: The flow of drugs would be broken through Puerto Rico. It was used as a "stepping stone" used to traffic drugs that were made specifically for the U.S. market. Point 3: US justice department is going ... More »

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