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    Kicking Cop Sells Gang-Life Clothing: Report

    LOS ANGELES -- The officer caught on tape kicking a suspect in the head reportedly owns a clothing company that glorifies gang life, according to the Whittier Daily News.
    The newspaper identified the officer in question as George Fierro. According to records at El Monte City Hall, he owns Torcido Clothing, the Whittier Daily News reported.
    The clothing line "features some of the hardest authentic jail house threads for the streets. Straight from East L.A., Califas..." according to its website.
    And in case you're not familiar with the market for jail house threads for the streets, "Torcido" is Spanish street slang for "Busted."
    The site even has a full glossary to help translate words found on its clothing. Some highlights include:
    "GREEN LIGHTERS: When the EME puts a gangsters name on the 'hit list' to be assaulted or killed."
    "DROP OUT CREW: When a gang member informs on his gang crimminal [sic] activity to quit the gang."
    "186.22186.22: CA Penal Code; Gang Allegation Section Sentence enhancement when crime committed for the benefit of the gang (also requires to register as a Gang Offender)"
    You can see the irony starting to form: the cop who kicked an unarmed gang member in the head is reportedly selling gang-life clothing.
    Cal State Fullerton ethics instructor Jay Wachtel told the Whittier Daily News that Fierro's business is "completely inconsistent" with his duties as an officer.
    "I can't possibly imagine a law enforcement officer selling clothes that glorify gang activity," Wachtel told the newspaper.
    The Whittier Daily News also reported that Fierro filed a lawsuit against the El Monte Police Department for allegedly being passed over for promotions because he reported suspected misconduct of other officers.
    This whole thing started Wednesday when video from NBC4's chopper captured an officer kicking a suspect lying on the ground with his arms and legs spread. The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Richard Rodriguez of El Monte. Police say Rodriguez is a known gang member and was flashing gang signs during the high-speed pursuit that led to his arrest.
    The officer, who the Whittier Daily News identified as Fierro, has been reassigned to non-patrol duties, while El Monte police and the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department conduct separate and concurrent investigations, said El Monte Police Lt. Ken Alva.
    The department is withholding judgment until the investigations are completed.
    "I worked internal affairs for four years and I have learned that you do not make a decision in a vacuum," El Monte Police Chief Tom Armstrong said Wednesday. "I do not know what was in the mind of that officer, as to why he did that. I saw the individual turn his head toward the officer."
    Rodriguez was booked on suspicion of felony evading. He also was held for possible parole violation, meaning he is not eligible for bail.

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    You've got to be kidding me. We'll see what comes of this. Maybe it's just a joint business venture that he doesn't really have any hands-on control of. I hope so for his sake!
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    Wow........just wow.
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    After viewing that Torcido Clothing site and some of their products that they profess to sell, I can't help but wonder that if, in this officer's mind, that he was trying to make it easier to find the gangbangers?

    Unreal.


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    I'm reconsidering my opinion of him, real quick....

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    Why the hell not? He's making money off the douchebags and uses his knowledge of gang life to market it. Using "busted" as the name is just priceless.

    Stupid bangers probably don't even realize they're paying his bills. Twice.

    I have no problems with him exploiting bangers.

    Can you imagine the irony if the dude he kicked was wearing Torcido Clothing too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    After viewing that Torcido Clothing site and some of their products that they profess to sell, I can't help but wonder that if, in this officer's mind, that he was trying to make it easier to find the gangbangers?

    Unreal.
    if that was what he said was his logic, i would believe him. first, off Torcido, or "busted", is a great name if that is what he is trying to do (i love the irony). i mean, think about it. most of the violent crime and drug dealing is committed by gangs. they are gonna be your target offenders. what better way is there to identify your target offenders then putting them in a large oversized t-shirt announcing their affiliation? i mean, who's gonna buy those shirts? gang members. regular kids are gonna know better then to put on something that will make them a target from the real deal. gang members love flaunting their shit. let them buy the shirt. it saves us time. and it makes for a better descritpion then "black/white kid in a long black/white tee" like every other douchebag on the block
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    You have a point there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    You have a point there.
    it was your point, i was just expanding on it. i would have never even thought of it until you brought it up.
    in the warriors code there's no surrender, though his body says stop, his spirit cries...NEVER. deep in our souls, a quiet ember, knows its you against you, its the paradox that drives us all. its a battle of wills, in the heat of attack, its the passion that kills, and victory is yours alone.


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    Wow,
    Wonder why the hell he would want to put himself in the middle of something like this.
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