Thursday, January 22, 2009

Andrew Collins was not a lone actor

What Whirlpool executives, prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, police chiefs, cops, and other criminals in Berrien were his accomplices? Those who afforded him his well-known confidence and arrogance...

More media web comments:

Posted on Dec 1, 2008
This officer [Collins] operated in the Narcotics Office for years prior to this incident. And how is it possible that the department just figured out what was going on in February? They didn’t. That’s when their hands were tied and they had to do something. Numerous complaints were filed on this officer yet nothing was ever done. Up until this incident he was exempted from all violations because he brought money into the Benton Harbor Police Department, lots of money. If fingers are to be pointed for wrong doing, they should start at the top with the Chief. He is who let him run around reckless and operate any way without retribution or even the thought of being disciplined for his actions. So the real question is, why wouldn’t he try and get away with something like this if the Chief is on his side?

Posted on Dec 1, 2008
A lot of residents in Benton Harbor were affected by Collin's actions. Numerous complaints were filed on him and nothing was done. Like one of the other comments said, BHPD knew what was going on and never did anything. I hope Collins gets everything he deserves. To the other lady who posted “Don't forget this man has a family and people who love him”, what about the families he affected by his corruption? He wasn’t serving the duty he got hired for. I hope he gets the maximum that is allowed!

Posted on Dec 1, 2008
I know Andy...and I know he is not a wonderful guy. He was just looking for approval from his superiors, even if it meant breaking the law.

Posted on Dec 2, 2008
Thanks, Thanks alot Officer Collins. You just made Police Officers' jobs ever more difficult by your illegal actions. When a bad cop does bad, he makes all officers look bad.

Posted on Dec 3, 2008
What about the children of the people he has arrested (probably unlawfully), crying for their parent? We are all supposed to have sympathy, compassion and understanding for cops, while none is afforded their *victims*. Comfort yourself with one of their popular quotes, "guess you should have thought about that before you did it".

Posted on Dec 4, 2008
If you think it is only a few doing this then it is you who are ignorant, or you're corrupt and playing along. You might be able to get people who have never experienced police corruption to believe you, but more and more people are becoming witness to the corruption and the inconsistencies in your so-called truth.

Posted on Dec 8, 2008
When an Officer breaks the very law he is sworn to protect, there is no excuse - nice or not. He assaulted someone in Feb. and obviously has a criminal personality.