Friday, April 16, 2010

Streamwood Police Officer James Mandarino Charged With Beating Citizen

25 comments:

sand0s said...

this police officer needs to be publicly castrated, with no anesthesia, with a butter knife. this is why people don't trust police very much.

Anonymous said...

James Mandarino needs to be shot in the head. all citizens in the world vs agencies. citizens win muthafucker.

Anonymous said...

typical limp dick cop-
The geek in High school gets some authority & goes off the deep end- If you think this is the 1st time this asshole has done this you are probably in for a BIG surprise.
All the cops I know personally have bragged about this kind of shit & worse.
Even the FEW good Cops out there will tell you themselves they will stick together to protect the scum like this from prosecution. Another FACT they will admit is that no matter how many pigs you have out there, they barely make a difference. So why do we waste tax dollars on soooooo many pigs!? It's time to trim the fat of cut the PORK in our local police depts. Cut their staff & budget by half & spend the money in manner that CAN make a difference. THIS PIG ALONE IS GOING TO COST THE CITY OF CHICAGO MILLIONS by the time court costs and settlements are paid. Another fine example of how MANY pigs protect & serve their own bloated egos.
In Fl the starting pay for these jack offs is around 50k & all you need is to pay for some police academy type course (being a good ole boy definitely helps in many areas) I have had cops harass me, arrest me under false pretenses fill out reports full of lies- luckily, I had a good Judge in all cases & in 2 cases other officers didn't go along completely with the lies so everything was thrown out- but not before wasting the courts time, my time & the taxpayers dollars. The lies were sooo blatant that I didn't even bother with a lawyer- I represented myself & the truth. Many time people are not so lucky it's the pig's lies against your word (the truth).
They should roast this pig & throw hiss sorry overpaid underachieving ass in jail with a few of the others he has F ed over in the past. Justice in this case would be to put a camera on him & film his ass on the receiving end of a good jail beating for a pay-per-view special in order to recoup some of the tax dollars he has cost his community. Put 3 cops on there getting what they really deserve & I KNOW a good portion of the public would pay to see that!

Anonymous said...

sand0s- you've got it right on the money- but another reason people don't trust cops is because most people know a few of them personally!! If you've ever met a dork before his/her becoming a cop & after, then you have seen the amazing transformation that takes place.
The quiet, picked on nerd is all of the sudden a loud mouth authoritarian, macho prick on a power trip.
"to Protect & Serve" their own interests NOT the public's.

Anonymous said...

On top of their overly generous salary & benefits that we the tax payers pay for, how much has the Chicago police dept cost us in tax dollars in the form court costs and settlement payouts?! Seems like every 3 months or so we hear about crooked cops, taxpayers receiving beat downs, police chiefs killing off spouses to avoid paying divorce settlements etc. These are just the ones that get caught & can't wiggle their way out!
We are all supposed to feel bad when a cop gets injured or killed but after dealing with a few of these a holes myself, I just call it fast-track Karma!
Seriously though- A good News story would be how much $ in this time of budget cutbacks have these pigs cost us over say, the course of the last 5 years?! More importantly, what can be done to remedy the situation? I personally know of a nut job that murdered his brother-in-law in high school(his family paid good money to get him off that charge)he later tried to join the Army but was not allowed to enlist because of psychological issues - He is now a State Highway Patrol Officer!! Not to mention one of THE BIGGEST RACISTS I have ever met- I am white, so true colors were not hidden around me. All I can say is that I do not support most cops or the insane amount of tax dollars wasted on them- there needs to be a better screening process and mandatory sentencing for offenses by these underachievers we are expected to basically worship in our demented society.

Anonymous said...

Oink! Oink! My job is so demanding Oink! Oink! The state will pay for my food, my house, my Viagra, my wife, my boyfriend, my continuing "education", my therapy, my legal defense,Oink! Oink! If there is Any Justice the state will pay for my incarceration Oink! Oink!
The state will pay huge sums of money for my lies, my mistakes, my small penis (and related personality defects) Oink! Oink!
Fellow pigs will defend me Oink! Oink! My actions don't affect me so much as they affect the taxpayers of my area Oink! Oink! Money that should be supporting Schools will be used to pay out huge settlements Oink! Oink! It's not my money Oink! Oink! I have always gotten away with this before Oink! Oink!
The Public Protects & Serves me! Oink! Oink!

Anonymous said...

there is about a ZERO percent chance that these guys got pulled-over IN THEIR DRIVEWAY..

What that means is.. they almost certainly DID NOT STOP in the locale where they ORIGINALLY were signalled to pull over..

why they did not stop, and led the cop to their house..where they then tried to simply walk into the house with the flashing lights of the squad car behind them,... I cannot say.. but I suspect they had a reason for trying to get away..

the cop is obligated to hold all parties at the scene once they have already fled from the location he tried to stop them at.. if that requires FORCE its due to the actions of the cars occupants who disobeyed the multiple, continuous signals to stop..

so what- he hit guys who were apparently
1)FLEEING
2)eluding
3) ignoring him and trying to walk away...

no problem as far as the law is concerned.. unless the cop FIRST gave the signal to pull over at the time the video starts, this cop has not done anything wrong..

Anonymous said...

the cop stopped a car that fled from him, and disobeyed a lawful order to stop..
also these guys tried to simply walk into their house to get away, ignoring the cop..
they got what was coming to them-

lots of losers with DUI's and arrest records for being scumbags posting in this thread about how much they hate the cops who have to deal with these losers, or jealous people who dont make as much money as cop, whining about how poor and what a bad crime record they have so they cant earn money-

Anonymous said...

"Early March 28, the two were driving west on Schaumburg Road after attending a union banquet and a showing of an Ultimate Fighting Championship bout.

Mandarino was at the intersection of Schaumburg Road and East Avenue when he allegedly saw Bell spin his vehicle's tires, then head down a side street. The officer flipped on his lights and followed Bell a few blocks to his home in the 200 block of Juniper Circle."

they led the cop on a pursuit and then did not cooperate-
this is why force was used.. Mandarinos strikes to the head are illegal use of force..IF they were intentional, but that has to be proven..
there are authorized strike areas you can hit with the baton, and he went beyond those authorized regions of the body..

thats the ONLY issue I see with this incident as a certified police trainer..

if this had been a chicago cop, with their powerful, numerous union, the chicago cop would never have been charged for this unless he openly admitted hitting the head INTENTIONALLY-

this cop has the misfortune to be under the COOK COUNTY attorneys office, who are sacrficing him happily since hes a suburban white cop, in a way they NEVER DO to suck cases for Chicago cops who do far worse REGULARLY.

dont want to get hit by the cops? = dont flee/elude- you wont!

Anonymous said...

Tag him as a felon so the only job he'll ever get is cleaning porta-pottys with a steam cleaner. Then make him deplete his savings, have his house foreclosed, his wife leave him and he becomes the scorn of his community. Ha Ha it costs him everything

Ralph said...

This is why we have the court system. Perfect "No", but all we have at this time.

Are the Police Perfect "No", the judges "No", but still all we have.
Each Officer and judge does the best he can knowing that there is always two sides of the story.

Each and every one of us can use the system to our advantage. the old saying is that many guilty go free than to convict one innocent person.

Give the Officer his day in court then you can light up this blog with your comments.

I forgot this with this blog you are allowed to say things that normally you would not and no one will delete what you say. That means that you use the system to your advantage.

Sgt. Ralph (Retired).

Anonymous said...

What would this person ahve done to get beaten the way he was? He was not fighting back according to the video, and really, how could he have with the way he was being beat. He face is certianly not a pretty sight. It does not appear to me that the officer even tried to put handcuffs or anything on him. Did the officer call this in when he went after the suspect and ask for backup, which I would think he would have if the person did not pull over if it is true that the suspect did not stop when he saw the officers lights to pull over. So many questions and not even answers or information. But looking at the video, the officer did a big no-no and was a very, very, very, bad man.

Anonymous said...

This officer looks like a very mad Howie Mandell.

Anonymous said...

Funny how poeple are syaing "don't elude and evade and this won't happen to you!!" Ok, answer me this, you backers of the swine: there were 3 guys and one cop. The cop spends his time hitting a guy with a baton while the others ARE STANDING THERE WATCHING! What kind of cop looks away from two other potentially dangerous men to take the time to beat the third guy? Are you trained to ignore everybody else who can hurt you? It obviously is no training I've heard about. If the guys were dangerous he should have pulled the gun and ordered them all on the ground while he called for backup. Instead he's just wailing away on one guy while the other two cold hav jumped him and nded it right there. Which they should have done.

Anonymous said...

To anyone that has condoned this, even the 'supposed' police trainer. You're all FULL OF SHIT! The only time ANYONE is allowed to use this kind of force is if you are in danger / fear for you danger or life. Eluding or attempted eluding does NOT open up the doors of force when the subject had his hands in the air or behind his head at all times. Sure he may have attempted to elude... or he may not have even noticed the flashing lights behind him; regardless of all the possibilities once the officer POINTED HIS SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL at the subjects face you can see him sit his buttox down in the seat of his vehicle, hands and feet still visible! From this point and forward you can CLEARLY see the subjects hands in the air or behind his head. This PLAINLY shows that the subject was NOT ANY FORM OF THREAT to the officer therefore NOT JUSTIFYING ANY USE OF FORCE.
If you really want to talk about use of force, if the poor subject being beaten by the FELON COP was in fear of his life, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN LEGALLY EXONERATED TO USE LETHAL FORCE AGAINST THE *FELON* COP! Shows how much YOU know the law in ILLINOIS!

Anonymous said...

When a Cop turns his lights on that means he wants you to pull over. It does not mean drive home, get out , and try to walk in to your house. When a Cop tells you to get down, he does not mean get down on all fours, he wants you to lay flat on the ground. When a Cop starts to use force to get you to lay flat on the ground, that means you should lay flat on the ground. While the amount of force does look excessive. I wonder what would have happened if they had just pulled over when they were supposed to.

Anonymous said...

Well you would never mistake this for a Mensa blog. The cop definitely lost it on the guy, and should be held accountable for whatever amount of force is deemed excessive. But what are cops supposed to do when suspects don't comply? Should he have just gotten back in his squad car and left? The amount of force is excessive, but the suspect is not totally without fault.

Anonymous said...

why is he on paid leave? isn't this reason enough for termination?

Anonymous said...

I'd like to say that the media did not show all of the video. The real one is around five minutes long. Anyways, there's a few points I'd like to make out. For one, at once the police officer called for backup before he even left his vehicle and the backup did not come until four minutes later! When they are supposed to be there one minute later. So he had to try and keep things under control while he waited for backup. Also, the men were NOT complying and Officer Jim did not know if him or one of the others had a weapon. The officer told the men to stay in the car and as you can see the passenger got out. He also refused to go on his stomach. Then more men come out from inside the house. And still no back up! He had to do what he thought he should but it ended up in a lawsuit. Jim is a man for his family and would never do anything he knew was going to hurt that. So I recommend you don't believe everything you see on TV or read online because most likely they are just in it for the money and making someone look like a horrible person when in reality that is not the reality of it. I'd like to hear Officer James Mandarino side of the story.

Anonymous said...

And I would like to see him hang by the neck until dead, along with Matt Mitchell of the State Police.

Anonymous said...

Super easy to judge here, but I doubt the cop was acting from malice. He was in a difficult situation. Remember, he cannot walk away, and he has to protect his weapon. It's dark and he's dealing with a complete unknown. If he stepped outside of his training, then he's at fault for that. But given the emotional stance of some of the commenters here, I imagine that, if they were in his shoes, in that situation, things would have turned out much worse.

Anonymous said...

Did I hear correctly? All of the charges against the suspect were dropped. How does that work? Even if the cop is guilty, how does that make the suspects innocent? They admitted that they had been drinking, and not pulling over right away. Was there no blood test or Breathalyzer?

Anonymous said...

why does anyone think that the charges were dropped so the criminal would testify against the cop. States Atty is supposed to be the top law enforcement offical in the county and for her to say that the two men were totally compliant is a joke, shows you where here experience is no where. if anyone is famililar with cook county to get a felony charge someone has to be almost dead before they approve, shows you how political it was.

Anonymous said...

You are all assholes. You don't know half the story. Know the facts then make your decision. Go back to school and try to learn a little respect.

Anonymous said...

I'm honestly amazed with what so many of you are saying. Do you even know what its like to be a cop? Being outside at night alone in a bad area, where you have issues all the time. Call for back up and don't even get it? You have one man with you for sure another man in the house then who knows whoelse or what else. You as a cop need to know that you have a family waiting for you to come home every night and that to allow someone to take that from you is not right. Cops are trying to protect you and your family and you come here and bash them, you are a piece of work I hope you know that. I hope that when your family is in need there won't be a cop around to help you. Maybe then you will learn they have the best of intentions.