lol :L:HousingCop said:Hunter,
If you look real close in a couple pictures, I think you can see the remnants of a coathanger. it's sticking out of his head as it gets in the way of the camera lens.
-Mike :roll:Man who started anti-police Web site gets probation for weapons charge
By DANA WILLHOIT
Friday, December 26, 2003 - LOWELL SUN
A Lowell man who created a Web site dedicated to reviling the Lowell Police Department has been sentenced to five years probation for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Lowell police found the gun in the Chase Street home of Brian White in June 2001 when they responded to a call from his wife reporting a domestic dispute. The wife told police that White had a gun, which was found by police after a SWAT team entered and searched his residence.
White created a Web site expressing his hatred of Lowell police and referring to their search of his home as "The Siege." He alleged that officers planted the gun in his home and stole thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment from him after searching his house.
Lowell Police Capt. William Taylor called the allegations "ridiculous."
According to Taylor, it was later discovered that White had several aliases and was a convicted felon who had served time in federal prison. Lowell police worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to bring a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm against White.
On Dec. 18, White was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston to 60 months probation, including six months home detention with electronic monitoring. He will not have to pay a fine.
"I do not anticipate that there is going to be an appeal," his attorney, Steven Rappaport, said this week. "The disposition is very fair."
White could not be reached for comment.
Taylor said his department will contact the federal probation department to see if it can be made a condition of White's probation that he shut down the Web site.
Among his concerns, Taylor said, is the fact that the Web site is registered under a number of domain names that are similar to the Lowell Police Department Web site's name, which could cause people to be directed to White's site when they are looking for the city's police department site.
White's Web site in the past has been filled with obscenities, anecdotes from unnamed individuals alleging abuse by the Lowell Police Department and cartoons involving Lowell police. It also had photographs of undercover police officers, Capt. Taylor said.
A recent visit to the Web site was redirected to a Web site that makes derogatory remarks about police in general, but did not specifically refer to Lowell.