Waltham, Massachusetts resident Paul Manganelli is a confessed child pornography collector. Investigators claimed that he was part of “an international web of people trading child pornography over the internet” for a fifteen-month period beginning in late 2011. He was arrested without being the target of a multi-agency military-style raid of the kind recently mounted to bring in a child porn suspect in Livingston, Illinois.
In online conversations Manganelli “discussed his sexual interest in children and asked others how to groom a child to engage in sexual activity with him”; one of his specific targets was an 11-year-old girl with whom he carried out a lengthy cyber-correspondence. It’s quite likely that young girl was not the unique object of his interests, given that Manganelli’s occupation routinely brought him into contact with children who were taught to regard him as trustworthy: For twenty years he was a patrol officer with the Waltham Police Department. He also ran a side business as a DJ for birthday parties and similar events for youngsters.
In 2013, Manganelli was paid $92,435. After being arrested in March of that year, he remained on the force until October. Because he finished twenty years on the force, Manganelli is entitled to his full pension.
Ordinarily, a Massachusetts resident convicted of possessing child pornography would face sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The prosecution treated this offender with unwonted leniency, asking for 70 months; Judge F. Dennis Saylor regarded that sentence as too harsh, imposing a five-year term and waiving the fine outright. Manganelli has ample resources to pay the fine: In 2011, he won $1 million in the state lottery, and at present there is no statute that would prevent him from receiving his annual $100,000 payout.
I couldn’t decide what to bold without bolding everything.
when people make derogatory comments about white people and all these whiny bastards bitch at them
don’t get mad at them
get mad at assholes like this who are going around being jackasses for no reason at all
and then you wonder why everybody hates white people?
I have no sympathy for these idiots. Deliberately instigating people into a visceral response.
What the fuck did these morons think was going to happen???
This is very legitimate I honestly don’t know how I am just now hearing about this and I live in Pennsylvania! Every single family had been presumed guilty, a patent violation of every notion of our civil liberties.
This is what statism is destined for. This is the only possible outcome of the War on Drugs — innocent victims.
Mo’ne Davis shines in Hollywood.
A mother has filed a formal complaint against a Minnesota police department after her 5-year-old son’s pet chicken was decapitated by the chief.
Atwater Police Chief Trevor Berger said he killed the chicken on Aug. 16th because it violated the city’s ordinancethat prohibits fowls, the West Central Tribune reported.
Though Ashley Turnbull admits she had received warnings at least a week in advance about the ordinance, she said there was no reason to beat her son’s chicken to death with a shovel before decapitating it.
Turnbull said the chicken had been a birthday gift for her son, Phoenix.
“The chicken was like a puppy dog to my son,” Turnbull told the publication. “You wouldn’t do that to a puppy.”
Actually, cops have no problem killing puppies. Again, when positions of power are created in which people can initiate aggressive force with little to no consequence, it is only natural that sociopaths would gravitate to such jobs.
As we were reminded again just this week, you can be pulled into the National Security Agency’s database quietly and quickly, and the consequences can be long and enduring. Through ICREACH, a Google-style search engine created for the intelligence community, the NSA provides data on private communications to 23 government agencies. More than 1,000 analysts had access to that information.
This kind of data sharing, however, isn’t limited to the latest from Edward Snowden’s NSA files. It was confirmed earlier this month that the FBI shares its master watchlist, the Terrorist Screening Database, with at least 22 foreign governments, countless federal agencies, state and local law enforcement, plus private contractors.
The watchlist tracks “known” and “suspected” terrorists and includes both foreigners and Americans. It’s also based on loose standards and secret evidence, which ensnares innocent people. Indeed, the standards are so low that the US government’s guidelines specifically allow for a single, uncorroborated source of information – including a Facebook or Twitter post – to serve as the basis for placing you on its master watchlist.
Of the 680,000 individuals on that FBI master list, roughly 40% have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation”, according to the Intercept. These individuals don’t even have a connection – as the government loosely defines it – to a designated terrorist group, but they are still branded as suspected terrorists.
WOW. Glad I left Facebook a while back. Fuck that noise.
Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured.
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!
Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?
(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)
I get angrier and angrier everyday when I see things like this.
2 years later still the dumbest shit i ever seen
He thought he was invincible
In regards to his twittiness:
25 years to life for a fucking 15 year old? Why does America have to suck so much? I’m definitely not defending his actions, but the state is ruining this kid’s life for a dumb, immature prank. How does this judge sleep at night?
Hes setting using the case to set an example its a growing problem in America and this is the legal system showing people it will not tolerate it
So sacrificing a 15 year old kid at the altar of “justice” is the solution? I think not. That’s completely and totally barbaric and hearkens back to when a village would murder people and stick their heads on a pike to “make an example” of them to outsiders.
Was this really a harmless prank? Someone was shot and critically injured. I don’t often side with our criminal justice system. But this 15 year old’s disregard for the obvious danger of sending our militarized police into a rival gamer’s home with guns blazing should be a lesson to all. This isn’t a game. Innocent lives hang in the balance.
This story is fake. It’s from National Report, a known satire website. Swatting is a real thing, people actually do it, but let’s report real news. The picture above is actually from an article about 16-year-old Dylan Shchumaker, who killed his girlfriends son and was sentenced 25-to-life.
He beat a toddler to death. Fuck this kid. 25 years isn’t log enough.