Cleveland Cops’ Gun Sales Scandal Crime and Punishment by Robert Farago | Sep 23, 2012 | 23 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments Hal says: September 23, 2012 at 09:08 Robert, Whatever video or text that is supposed to be here is not showing up. Reply J in Ga says: September 23, 2012 at 09:46 +1. Not working on my laptop or phone Reply matt says: September 23, 2012 at 13:25 The video works for me, mouse over it to see the play button Reply ST says: September 23, 2012 at 10:06 I watched the whole thing. Moral of the story:sometimes, the local police station is your crooks’ favorite gun dealer. Reply Thomas M. says: September 23, 2012 at 11:17 Imagine for a moment that this isn’t a Police shooting range. How would the ATF react? How many people involved would avoid going to prison or felony convictions? We all know the answer, and it’s disgusting. Reply Pascal says: September 23, 2012 at 11:44 If you search Bing/Google you will see many such stories many from gun unfriendly states which makes sense. Where there is a demand and some crooked cops have the means, they will try to make a buck. Even Radio Boston had piece a year or two ago that many guns illegal in MA had been sold by various MA PD. I am not cop bashing, but if we say that cops are just people too, then I disagree when they are allowed to have special privileges regarding guns that the rest of us do not when off duty. Reply Aharon says: September 23, 2012 at 12:11 Investigate and prosecute if appropriate. Sadly, this probable example of police corruption is minuscule compared to what has been going on in the US military with losing track of hundreds of billions of dollars in military aid and weapons over the past several decades. Some of it was probably slipped under the radar to a foreign country without any US military personnel profiting. Yet, in many other cases, weapons from automatic rifles to more advanced weapons have been sold for personal profit. Reply Andrew says: September 23, 2012 at 12:31 at .50 you can see that one of the officers has loaded a round backwards in the tube and causes a misfeed…hahaha Reply Fyrewerx says: September 23, 2012 at 12:51 Nice catch…. LOL (I’ll probably do the same now…. duh). Reply sdog says: September 23, 2012 at 13:07 lolol +2 great catch there, “why isn’t this thing working? doh!” Reply jwm says: September 23, 2012 at 15:54 The best part of the guy fumble fvcking his round in backwards were the sargeant’s stripes on his sleeve. With that caliber of leadership I wander about the quality of the rank and file beat cops in cleveland? Reply sdog says: September 24, 2012 at 08:15 so true. Jeff O. says: September 23, 2012 at 18:23 Could be a cheap way to do a clearing drill. Reply Bill says: September 24, 2012 at 07:41 I caught it too and thought it might be a drill, but watch. He fumbles with his fingers to put it back it. Roll, rack, bang. Reply Johnny says: September 23, 2012 at 13:34 Its ok, they’re cops they know what they’re doing. Selling parts illegally to anyone is probably for the greater good. Why would cops ever do anything that’s not good and righteous anyway? Reply Mark N. says: September 23, 2012 at 14:37 It’s Cleveland. It’s Mayor hates guns so much it took the State Supeme Court to get him to stop trying to ban them. So now he has the police selling off theirs… Reply mp says: September 23, 2012 at 22:47 I Agree, there is a level of gun hate here in Cleveland “proper” aproaching Chicago’s. Fortunately, we are in the Midwest (minus Illinois) and common sense prevails. i.e I can carry in Cleveland just like anywhere else in Ohio w/o fear of prosecution – and I do. Most of Ohio is beautiful wooded farms and parks, but Cleveland is just desolate inner city typical bu**s*it. There are Art galleries, stadiums, the opera, theater etc… but man,… they should just doze the east side and be done with it… Reply jwm says: September 23, 2012 at 16:01 Shooting targets 1 foot in front of you should be standard practice for anybody, police or civilian, that packs a gun. It’s the whole “bad breath” distance encounter. You should also practice weak hand shooting, which they appear to be doing as well as one handed shooting. You never know when you may be fighting with one hand and shooting with the other. Reply Ralph says: September 23, 2012 at 17:02 You never know when you may be fighting with one hand and shooting with the other. Or when you’re taking a payoff with one hand and shooting with the other. Reply jwm says: September 23, 2012 at 18:31 If you’re taking a pay off there’s no need for shooting. Reply Jeff O. says: September 23, 2012 at 18:22 I’m confused. Selling guns? Or just gun parts? Reply mp says: September 23, 2012 at 22:22 So some gun shop associated with the CPD is selling “gun parts” ??? BFD- seriously? Reply Peritas says: September 23, 2012 at 23:20 No need to worry, folks. They’ll all be extended the “professional courtesy” they’re expecting and everything will be back to normal in no time. And, by normal, I mean a stark difference in the consequences they would face versus what we would face for the exact same actions. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.