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03-04-2023    01:10 PM    Conflict of Interest

08-04-2022    03:46 PM    RE: Criminal Fraud by Professional Witnesses?

08-04-2022    07:47 AM    Criminal Fraud by Professional Witnesses?

07-21-2022    07:20 AM    Enhancing sentences for exercising Constitutional Rights "violates a clear and unequivocal rule of law" - The Wyoming Supreme Court

06-28-2022    08:40 AM    Indecency in Campbell County

06-05-2022    09:44 AM    Nathan Henkes recommended extra penalty specifically because defendant chose a jury trial

05-08-2022    07:34 AM    Sheriff and County Attorney - would you call their actions American Activities?

04-18-2022    8:12 AM    Consensual say what now?

03-24-2022    6:00 AM    Morality Police, favoring the r of children, and economic growth

03-16-2022    02:25 PM    *Smacks forehead* If he had only been an ALA Librarian, no charges filed! Promoting obscenity and sex practices involving minors

03-16-2022    11:00 AM    Wyoming Indentured servants - Planned Industry Growth for Wyoming

03-07-2022    05:09 PM    Law enforcement labels the practices Librarians are teaching to kids "Grotesque and offensive" crimes

02-10-2022    08:59 PM    Trust Kids to Make the Correct Decisions

12-01-2021    12:00    November crime recap

12-17-2021    06:45 AM    Entrapping Minors

11-29-2021    08:05 AM    Legal some of the time

08-21-2021    03:12 PM    Selective prosecution is a violation of the United States that smell in Gillette bigotry or corruption?

08-07-2021    12:44 PM    Above the that more troublesome than the fact they are distributing porn to underage children?

02-06-2021    10:45 PM    The Lady or The Tiger? ..Corruption or Collusion?..Incompetence or Retaliation?

01-27-2021    08:00 AM    The Thin Blue Lie

11-19-2020    09:00 AM    Impersonating an Officer - Eddie Murphy material right here

10-25-2020    08:34 PM    OPINION

The good news is, the Bad Apples are probably not Wyoming natives.

After the last American Chief of Police, Ric Paul, retired in January of 2005, he was replaced by Adriaens, an out-of-work former Deputy Chief from a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Adriaens was quoted in a Michigan paper as saying, "It’s much different than Michigan, it’s a different mentality out here."

Well, it used to be a different mentality out here. Then Adriaens got in power and recruited police officers from Michigan, who then were only required to take a two-week class in Wyoming law, instead of the 13-week training at the Law Enforcement Academy that is typical for new recruits.

In less than two years 26 of 73 positions had changed, and the attrition rate was highest among the senior officers. The command staff had changed by 80%, according to an Associated Press, November 9, 2006. "...the real shift has been away from the older, longtime Campbell County residents who once made up the force." The AP article said.

The article went on to state "Adriaens is presiding over a department very different from the one he inherited."

"We're changing the same way our city's been changing," Adriaens said.

Gillette then became like Detroit, as far as law enforcement goes. Remember that comment, "It's a different mentality out here." Indeed. The mentality where Adriaens came from was in law enforcement in or near Detroit.

There was such brutality and corruption in the mentality he came from, that in 2003 the Mayor of Detroit requested Federal Oversight of the pattern of excessive force, civil rights abuses, and culture of covering up systemic misconduct.

Even under Federal Oversight, since 2008 the city of Detroit has paid tens of millions of dollars in judgments or settlements alleging police misconduct, including lawsuits alleging excessive force by officers, mistreatment of witnesses and unconstitutional conditions of confinement.

There is plenty of evidence that Hloucal has continued to foster an environment of corruption and cover-up since he took over from Adriaens in 2010, such as the evidence that was presented to the City Council members on 08-04-2020.

Is it time for the Gillette Mayor to call in the Feds for oversight of the Gillette Police Department, whose behavior is identical to the misconduct that prompted the Mayor of Detroit to call in the Feds in 2003? After all, Detroit is such a good example to follow.

By the way, what year did Wyoming pass the laws making corrupt officials immune to prosecution? I can't find that anywhere...

In 2022 the corrupt police chief Jim Hloucal retired, and we are hopeful that with the new police chief, Chuck Deaton (who was always known as one of the good guys), there will be an improvement in how the bad apples of law enforcment are handled in Gillette, Wyoming.

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