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come one come all william burgins time before a judge is on 12/11/08 at 1:30, let show the sandy police we are tried of all their shit.
The Sandy police are not doing Sandy any justest they need to do their job right and fair. Police Offer William Burgins will go before a judge on Dec. 11, 2008 at 1:30 pm. Come one Come all...Lets show them we are feed up with all the shit.

Judge Mauer 21.Nov.2008 17:39

would not miss it!!

Judge Mauer, but they might try and change the date, time, and or Judge right before to give the "slip" to any kind of accountability towards community.

Justice? 22.Nov.2008 07:53

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Just to state the obvious: This guy going before a judge on charges that he mis-used other peoples' licenses is far from justice. The whole Sandy police department is corrupt to the core. There's no telling how many people are buried out here in these woods, skeletons in Skelton's closet.

Bergin himself has done the following things, and completely gotten away with it:

He terrorized an ex girlfriend, at least once, in the middle of the night.
He is a serial drunk driver. Also, drives under the influence of a lot of other things.
He's used his position of authority and his gun to coerce young women.
He tried to use his badge to escape responsibility for crimes that he committed. And although the Sherwood police did take him to jail anyway, he was not charged with domestic violence, and the judge let him off with diversion.

...Oh. Did I leave something out?

That's right... He TORTURED AND MURDERED AN UNARMED MAN AND THEN LIED ABOUT IT.

So don't look for justice in this courtroom. There isn't any. The judge will probably let him off because he's "one of theirs." And even if he doesn't, he's still only getting slapped with misconduct and misuse of a license. The man is a murderer. The whole Sandy police department is a nest of killers. Until someone does something about THAT, there is no justice.

Hoping for accountability 22.Nov.2008 13:35

mh

If he does indeed go before Judge Mauer there may be some hope for justice. Remember, Mauer is the judge who slapped down Chief Skelton and the Sandy PD one other time in their bogus case against Juan Rubio. (See here:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/02/333203.shtml)

We can always hope.