Yes, how about the Seth Adams coverup just over a year ago. No video, my ass.
[quote="Anonymous"][quote="Anonymous"][quote="Anonymous"]Anything fromTHIS decade? Tools![/quote]
I read this blog with great interest as I am writing a journal based on what I read here about the officials in charge (I will publish the link here once published). The question you have asked is a very good one and as a forensic psychiatrist, I will tell you why this matters.
Most politicians bend the laws of the land and steal money or solicit bribes because they need the funds to support networks of patronage. Others do it in order to reward their nearest and dearest or to maintain a lavish lifestyle when their political lives are over. (ie. Sheriff Bradshaw and his $1 Million home)
But these mundane reasons fail to explain why some officeholders go on a rampage and binge on endless quantities of lucre.
These politicos were not only crooks but also kleptomaniacs. They could no more stop thieving than Hitler could stop murdering. Venality was an integral part of their psychological makeup. Kleptomania is about acting out. It is a compensatory act. Politics is a drab, uninspiring, unintelligent, and, often humiliating business. It is also risky and rather arbitrary. It involves enormous stress and unceasing conflict.
Politicians with mental health disorders (for instance, narcissists or psychopaths like those possessed by Sheriff Rick Bradshaw and undersheriff Michael Gauger) react by decompensation. They rob the county and coerce businessmen to grease their palms because it makes them feel better, it helps them to repress their mounting fears and frustrations, and to restore their psychodynamic equilibrium. These politicians and bureaucrats "let off steam" by looting.
Kleptomaniacs fail to resist or control the impulse to steal, even if they have no use for the booty (much like Sheriff Bradshaw stealing evidence from the evidence room). According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV-TR (2000), the bible of psychiatry, kleptomaniacs feel "pleasure, gratification, or relief when committing the theft." The good book proceeds to say that " ... (T)he individual may hoard the stolen objects ...".
As most kleptomaniac politicians are also psychopaths, they rarely feel remorse or fear the consequences of their misdeeds. But this only makes them more culpable and dangerous.
These tenancies last the rest of their lives and may go unnoticed by an out-of-touch community where the politicos are able to keep them in the dark by hiding these facts by use of their power of position. They are subsequently reelected by the uninformed masses, based on the endorsements of those in charge of the various electing groups, whom are in a position to benefit from the politician's power.
There are several different classifications of politicians and the men in charge of PBSO are without a doubt the most dangerous and corrupt type of politicians.[/quote]
Thank you for the incredible insight into the minds of the criminals running our agency. They both need to be placed in a prison cell for the remainder of their lives. These are two very unethical, very dangerous villains running around with taxpayers money. They must be stopped.[/quote]