COLUMBUS, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — A former Columbus police officer admitted in court that he robbed a bank last year so he can get health benefits being in a federal prison.

Edward Pascucci told U.S. District Court Judge Clay D. Land Thursday that he was facing “severe health problems” and homelessness when he decided to rob the Citizens Trust Bank last August, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

“I didn’t want to be homeless,” Pascucci said, according to the paper. “I should not have manipulated the justice system, but I couldn’t think of any other way to get help.”

The FBI said Pascucci walked out of the bank with more than $1,000, according to WTVM-TV. He was jobless for more than a year when the crime occurred.

Pascucci – who served as a police officer for 15 years – was sentenced to five years and three months in prison.

Comments (138)
  1. Roughman says:

    On the force for 15 years and now homeless? There has got to be a “Story behind the story” here…

    1. ImaHippyBurning says:

      I agree this is not the whole story, which is usual in todays headline only approach to journalism…

      1. S1 says:

        There is always more, that you don’t see right away. At any rate its sad to see, what people are doing in hopes of getting by.

      2. HowAboutRealNews says:

        So much of the news is completely made up now after the coup and cover up. We have no democracy, president, or freedom of press anymore. Endless Psy-ops stories fill the daily news cycle.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        The biggest cover up is exposed here

      3. randomGuy says:


        That link has to be the dumbest, most psychotic and disturbing thing I’ve seen on the internet since.. well, ever.

        You should seek help or resume taking your meds.

      4. Lee Reynolds says:

        HowAboutRealNews must be some kind of Scientologist or something.

        Don’t let the psychs get you! They’ll steal your body thetans and make you take prozac!

      5. Obama's Cousin says:

        Yea, it was the “health benefits” please. Watch how many robberies happen after December 21, 2012. Looting and rioting galore.

      6. Mandy McDonald says:

        “How about real news” thanks for the link. You were right about the government posters. Their job is to attack, discredit, and divert attention anytime someone leaks something of that magnitude. Great site. Keep spreading the truth.

    2. Joe Italiano says:

      Hey folks…

      Did it ever occur to any of you that this former Cop had an honorable career before being diagnosed with a disabling condition that forced him off the job. Many agencies only offer pensions to those disabled in the ‘line-of-duty’; therefore, if this Officer was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, etc. and denied Social Security Disability…he was SOL…

      It happened to me after 16 years of Law Enforcement service; however, I was fortunate enough to have purchased a personal, long-term disability plan and get approved for Social Security Security Disability (after two appeals).

      We are not all sinister…desperation is relative to one’s personal experience!!!

      1. A. Levy says:

        All he had to do was tell them he was an illegal from Mexico, and they would have buried him in free benifits. This is life under Obamunism.

        God save us from the voters.

      2. UNdergraduate says:

        You’re full of it “Joe.”

      3. laslavic says:

        your claim you were fortunate? the rest of us call that behavior being responsible. Sure you may have to pass of a vacation or two or dine out less or by less expensive stuff but buying a long term disability adder or what ever it;s called is quite common with many even regular folks not pulling down 6 figure incomes. Regardless SS is not for cancer or MS anyways and never has been….except for your kid to pay for school if you pass before they are out from under you and on their own.


      4. ACDenco says:

        Exactly correct. For example it’s unfair that that the media reports that half of all recent Boston firefighter disability claims occurred while filling in for their supervisors. So what if they receive disability payments based on the SUPERVISOR’s pay grade (or that 75% of all Boston firefighters retire on disability).

      5. Sick and tired says:

        Cops. Haha. Why don’t you jerks go bust a lemonade stand. I’ll protect myself. If some slimeball tries to break into my car to steal my stereo, I’ll shoot his ass. Why don’t you jerks arrest some illegal immigrants. They are destroying the country. Cops won’t bother to show up if someone breaks into your car. They are too busy eating donuts or standing around at some crime scene that requires the presence of one, maybe two cops. You always see like 20 cop cars.

      6. Machtyn says:

        @iaslavic: The difference is the guy in the article was willing to give up his freedom for continued life and care. He wasn’t thinking one or two less vacations, a move to lower rent apartments… he was thinking of life without freedom to move about as he wishes.

        In the end, he got and will get what he wanted – life in prison and health benefits for the next 5 years, paid for by the state.

      1. Joe Italiano says:

        Yes JohnO, it is what we Cops get after running towards the gunfire for 20 years and dying [statistically] within 5-10 years of retirement due to a life filled with constant adrenalin dumps, stress, etc. We accept a lower working wage in exchange for a 50% annual pension [until death] at retirement.

        Hey, if you think this sounds glamorous and you would like to make less than $40k a year (before overtime), apply to NYPD, we are always hiring…we have Officers feloniously killed every day here…roll the dice my man!!!

      2. fsilber says:

        I suspect it’s not the adrenaline that shortens cops’ lives so much as the rotating shifts and the heavy drinking and caffeine use to cope with it.

    3. JR says:

      In the local newspaper they state he was a former marine who after 15 years on the dept his employment was terminated due to psychological problems.

      1. Joe Italiano says:


        So…what is the difference…I also [like him] served honorably in the Marine Corps before going into LE…many veteran Marines become Cops…does not negate his honorable service to Corps, Country or Community.

        A brain tumor, as well as a chemical imbalance, can be the proximate cause of ‘psychological problems’…neither qualify for a LE pension and Social Security is not easy to get approved without a determined attorney [unless you are disabled due to a drug addiction]!

        Only illegals and generational degenerates automatically qualify for the Federal benefits that we contributed to; I did not give up because it was my money that they deducted out of my check since I was 14…I needed what was mine to feed my children!!!

    4. Dr. 9 says:

      15 years of service? What about his pension? Very poor reporting, but they did remember to fill the page with ads. pop-ups, drop-downs, and secret cookies planted in our computers.

      1. John says:

        Well, they couldn’t forget the important stuff.

    5. Irv says:

      Previous court action gave away all he had to the ex-wife.

    6. NotACop says:

      the story’s gonna get better. what’s gonna happen when he gets to prison only to realize that the place doesn’t have a vet?

    7. Lily says:

      Yes there probably is a story behind this. This man is might be a corrupt
      cop ….who deserves prison.
      There is a lot of bad apples out there and he might be one of them.
      He is not protecting the city anymore …..I wonder why.

      1. Lily says:

        correction- There ARE a lot of bad apples and he might be one of them.

    8. mark says:

      I agree! Today cops have good benefits and often a pension. Something must have happened, and by the way he handled his current problem by robbing the bank, he was probably to blame for his misfortune all around.

    9. Aaron says:

      Probably woul be something like: A 15 year member of the Fraternal Order of Police union voted for Obama. When the economy tanked, Obama gave the big bankers trillions of taxpayer dollars.

    10. hvnlyhoots says:

      FILM AT 11:00

  2. JustAGuy says:

    Wow, the Obama Economy has affected some people pretty bad. If Obama is re-elected, maybe this practice will catch on.

    1. JOhn says:

      the Obama economy? gimme a break, got into this mess long before Obama got elected

      1. Shaniqua says:

        Here we go…blame Bush. When are you sycophants going to admit that your overlord obbamma is an utter failure? O-dumb has had almost 4 yrs. and he’s accomplished nothing except adding more misery to the lives of Americans. Vote him out in Nov!

      2. pukeobama says:

        its all jimmy carters fault then , by your reasoning.

      3. Republicrat says:

        The economy was in the toilet during the latter half of Bush’s presidency. Remember the TARP bailouts to all of the failing banks? That was Bush’s doing.

        The economy didn’t magically go from good to bad under Obama.

      4. Thos Weatherby says:

        TARP was caused by the banking business loaning money out to people who couldn’t afford it. The businesses were being forced to make these bad loans because of GOVERNMENT policy. The main policy behind it was Dodd-Frank. Both Democrats. Bush asked Congress to correct Fannie and Freddie a total of four times but the Democrat controlled Senate, wouldn’t go for it. Bush does get some of the blame but so do the Democrats who wouldn’t fix it. Obama just took a bad thing and made it much, much worse.

      5. Alf says:

        Don’t forget, obama voted with dodd and frank for al of these bills while he was a US Senator. He’s just reaping what he has sown.

      6. Vicky Bevis says:

        No, it went from BAD to WORSE!

      7. Marybell says:

        Who controlled the Senate and Congress duriing President Bush, Dude. You need to brush up on Civics and Problems of
        Democracy in the event you were not taught this in School. Believe all the hand outs were Johnson’s idea right? Clinton is the one that took the SS Lockbox and put in IOUs right? 4 more years of Obama – then you can kiss your rear end GONE

    2. JustAGuy says:

      HA HA HA!!!

      I touched a nerve with the Obama Faithful! Truth hurts, huh?

      Enjoy the Obama Economy! You voted for it!

  3. Dave says:

    Who would’ve thunk it! A cop doing something wrong to continue to suckle at Uncle Sams tit.

    JustAGuy, this is a cop we’re talking about. If he hadn’t had that job to abuse, he would have been a criminal a long time ago.

  4. sara monk says:

    How bad is this? Health Insurance is better on the inside than out? Wake up America to Obama!

    1. Yirmin Snipe says:

      Yep…. the best solution would be to make prisons a living hell… then people would do all they can to do the right thing and stay out of prison… instead they have it better than the people outside.

      1. GreenSweeper says:

        I’ve worked in a federal penitentiary, believe me when I tell you you would be disgusted to see the level of healthcare they receive. First time I went into the medical department it blew me away, I have never seen such nice new, modern equipment as what it was stocked with, better then the local hospitals! Don’t get me started on the flat screen tv’s, computers and personal neo machines we, the taxpayers pay for. Christmas bags, eggnog and cookies for all on Christmas eve, disgusted me enough to quit.

      2. JD says:

        Equally disturbing is the level of medical & dental care that illegal aliens receive in detention centers. Recently I spoke with a woman who works at one and she swore that the medical care the illegals are receiving is on a par with that of our Congressmen.

      3. Nativo13 says:

        You know who goes to Federal prisons – politicians and white collar criminals such as Bernie Madoff
        that alone explains the egg nog and goodie bags etc.
        Club Fed for the politicians & white collar criminals, and race-war gang Hell for the 99%.

      4. Notwhatit'scrackeduptobe says:

        Sowhen was the last time you were in federal prison? The reality varies according to the institution so GreenSweeper’s experience is not necessarily representative of the entire system. My experience is that the last place in the world you would want to be sick is within a federal prison because the staff generally holds the same attitude as Yirmin Snipe and GreenSweeper–modern equipment doesn’t matter if the institution is not staffed with personnel that is both able and willing to provide care. Your attitude might be different if someone you knew suffered because staff was too lazy to help them.

    2. noname says:

      So you are saying it is Obama’s fault that the government runs better healthcare in the prisons than private companies on the outside. I think he would take that as a compliment

      1. notnoname says:

        and by “run,” of course, I mean “forcibly remove” resources to allocate as he see’s fit..

  5. george says:

    A former cop in federal prison? Wow, he’s gonna be a popular guy among his cellmates.

    1. Mark says:

      Federal prisons are often not particularly dangerous in comparison with general prisons.

    2. Matilda says:

      >Hi Kim. I do not have access to the stats’ to dtircely answer your question, but I do know that low-cost gyms are having success in attracting first-time gym users. They are definitely gym novices, but may not be new to exercise.In terms of low-cost members purchasing personal trainers, I was quite surprised by what some members were telling me during the interview part of my report. Some were using the ‘saving’ in the low monthly membership fee to ‘invest’ in personal training. They were re-distributing how they chose to spend the gym-related charges.unkin

  6. martif says:

    obviously a leftist wrote this. wheres his cadillac health plan and pension and overtime?

    def a lot more to this story, but what would the “journalist” care. this obama big govt propoganda.

    go cbs…..keep hiring “journalists”

    1. Shaniqua says:

      Lol…CBS has a left-wing bias? No kidding!
      Add to that roster NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo, NY Times, LA Times, Newsweek…etc. – you get the idea.

  7. Jean Poole says:

    Who are getting the heath care benefits in federal prisons? Show us the breakdown Obama.

    1. Paul says:

      I’m now retired, but when working at a Federal prison in Floence Colorado, the gov. paid out more than $450000.00 (almost a half a Million) for open heart surgery on a Cuban National that eventually we’re going to deport back to Cuba. There’s your money hard at work for ya!

      1. Scott says:

        Got one better than that…When I was working Death Row in AZ, we had a inmate getting the full Chemo therapy treatment for his cancer.

  8. martif says:

    well now he can get his free sex change and you can go work for it.

    cbs propoganda…keep shillin for the communist.

    cause you know everyone has a right to a govt job they can check and check out and never be fired from and not measured on their productivity or contributions…you get a govt house even if you have no downpayment and a history of credit risk. you get your govt insurance so its rationed and the same level as doctors in cuba….you get your govt education which is basically hate bush its all his fault, in gym class, soically promoted to a degree where you have no skills anyone wants, but youve learned to blame whitey and the evil rich…not your lack of knowledge or desire to work hard…after all you were born…the us govt owes it to you

    go obama!!!! and cbs!!!!

    1. dwstick says:

      CBS………………………..See BS.

      1. Justin says:

        Hey Joel I didn’t know it was bring your kids to the pool day! (I know we are dorks) but how funny that was sort of a picture of tgnihs to come! And yes you and your sister make some pretty cute little kiddos!

    2. Nativo13 says:

      “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.”

  9. Nativo13 says:

    Before social security old people either lived with their kids or died in the streets.
    Yayhoo “Christian” Republicans miss the good ole days

    1. Christian Independent says:

      Or maybe, just maybe they took personal responsibility and planned retirement instead of running to the government for coverage…

      1. Nativo13 says:

        Yayhoo “Christian” Republicans…our Pharasees
        Haven’t you heard of people out living their savings
        It’s all the rage now on financial television.
        Is $1million enough for retirement?
        Is $2million enough for retirement?
        Is $3million enough for retirement?
        Will inflation rip through a lifetimes savings;
        Will you live to be 150 years old, then die in the street?

      2. USArmyCombatMedic says:

        @Nativo: If a person outlives their savings, one of two things have occurred:

        1) They didn’t enough to begin with
        2) They were living above their means, which negates the purpose of financial planning to begin with.

        In either case, not my fault. So why should I (as a taxpayer) be forced to pay for their ineptitude?

      3. Stormbringer says:

        Public employees have pensions. You don’t “outlive” pensions. Most police departments have a full retirement at 20 years of service (depending on age). Something happened to this guy at 15 years that led to him leaving the job and he apparently had no job waiting. Very strange. You are correct when you say that people should prepare for their retirement but there is something else going on with this guy. It is great that he has the nanny state as a backup plan. Just keep paying your taxes and the govenment will make certain all prisoners have cadillac healthcare available.

      4. Cindy says:

        What is enough? The numbers keep moving, game keeps changing. Being humble is a blessing for those of you that are so harsh. The best plans can collapse tomorrow.

      5. Nativo13 says:

        Christian Independent

        Are you aware of how the 401k rules work?
        A while back Color Tiles in Fort Worth made the news; Their 401k was set up such that the only thing a person could purchase in the 401k plan was Color Tile stock. That arrangement is still common with small to medium size companies.
        Color Tiles went bankrupt. All 401ks went to zero. Sometimes a company will tell employees that it is borrowing the 401k money and the companies will go bankrupt. 401ks values go to zero. The GOVERNMENT sets the rules.
        Originally the 401k was introduced to supplement retirement. It was originally 1 of the legs on the 3 legged stool, as Financial Planners put it. In the Clinton-Gingrich 1990s the government allowed the companies to say that their pension funds were over funded. A lie, but Clinton-Gingrich accepted that stuff. Soon companies were raiding & replacing the pension funds, “Defined Benefit” with the swindler “Defined Contribution: and the 3 legged stool of SS, 401k, and pension became a 2 legged stool – 401k and SS. Praise Bob! USA- the best government money can buy! Personal Responsibility, honesty,is a joke to our mafia-government!

    2. Richard Smith says:

      So, tell me…when does it become my responsibility to provide a living for you, my lefty liberal friend?

      1. Nativo13 says:

        Before social security old peolpe either lived with their kids or they died in the streets.
        And the latest fad in Personal Financial Planning is:
        “Will You Out Live Your Cash if You Live to Be 150 Years Old?”
        Most people run out of savings by their 80s
        Alot of people expect hyper-inflation in the next few years
        So, tell me…when does it become your kids’ responsibility to provide a living for you, my Yayhoo “Christian” friend?

      2. Nativo13 says:

        Richard Smith
        You know that in Athens, during the Classical period,
        if a parent taught his child a trade, then the child was legally required to take care of his aged parent;
        if a parent did not teach his child a trade, then the child was NOT legally responsible to tale care of his parents.
        Therefore, unless it is written into law that a child take care of his aged parents, then it is NOT his responsibility. Just like in “Christian” society.

    3. USArmyCombatMedic says:

      If an elderly person chooses to forego planning for their retirement in lieu of spending all their money early, I don’t mind if they “die in the streets”. Most financial planners say you should have a percentage equal to your age in cash; the rest should be in investments. (Ex. 45 yr old should have 45% of his assets in cash, with the remaining 55% in long-term investments). If you can’t afford that, and most cannot, then try to buy savings bonds or treasury notes whenever possible. It’s truly not that hard. I’m 25 years old, and 75% (give or take) of my assets are investments, both long and short term. I’m frugal, but not miserly. I simply choose to plan ahead (future child’s college, my retirement, child’s retirement), because that is more important than my current wants.

      I don’t need to continue to support those who choose not to support themselves. Oh, and I would never have a problem taking care of my parents in their old age. But that won’t happen, because they’ve planned for their retirement.

      Social Security will not be around to support me when I reach retirement age. So I haven’t planned on it. SocSec funds are drying up quickly, and the Payroll Tax Cut extension is only making matters worse. If you don’t know what I mean by that, you haven’t paid close enough attention. (Payroll taxes are another name for SocSec taxes, and are the main funding source for Social Security. Having people pay less into SocSec means there will be less available for others to take out).

      People need to wake up from this entitlement coma, and actually plan things for themselves.

      1. Nativo13 says:

        25 years old and so seen-it-all
        yet you are not old enough to have seen the Personal Financial fads come and go when they fail to pan out.
        College tuition and medical insurance premiums have been rising at 15% per year for the last 10 years; (Rule of 72 means that college tuition & medical insurance premiuns have each quadrupled in 10 years. You can extrapolate).
        Is the current stock market the real thing, even though the volume is “Light”, that is, nobody trusts the “Flash Crash” market.
        Is it another “Pump and Dump”?
        The market is equal to what it was 10 years ago, and after factoring in 10 years of inflation, that means that it’s lost 30% of its value in constant dollars.
        Inflation and those rip-off mutual fund fees may leave you nothing at the end.
        I hope your companies don’t go out of business when you’re 56 years old during Great Depression III, as happened to some in the current Great Depression II. It makes a mockery of “Personal Responsibility” & “Personal Planning”. Personal Planning may provide a cushion for a while, but, most people have burned through their savings by the time they’re 80, according to Financial Planners So don’t get too smug.

      2. Nativo13 says:

        the current rate of inflation is 5%;
        but, the crooked way that the CPI is calculated means that official inflation is 2%;
        are you sure that you want to advise people to buy savings bonds or US treasuries that are less than the rate of inflation plus having to pay capital gains on top of that? That sounds pretty…silly
        high quality corporates are getting 8% ;
        Be aware: the top 3 causes of bankruptcy in the USA are divorce, loss of employment, and family medical catastrophes…
        Good luck with your life; I’m sure your parents won’t be too much of a burden when their money runs out…except for the medical expense part.

      3. JMWinPR says:

        Sounds good, you seem to have what it takes……’re military pension is under attack. When I enlisted, I was told I could use any VA Hospital no pay. Well after 28 yrs over a 40 yr period that isn’t quite the case anymore. As for your investments, USAA is very good, but you are far too young to be invested in a “qualified” plan.
        There are too many uncertainties between now and 65. Especially as the military is going to subjected to a very large “piece dividend” if you catch my drift. As for children, don’t have any. As for my parents they were well taken care of.
        Oh, and as for the theme of this story, this perp is going to get real drugs, not the generic junk you issue.

      4. Nativo13 says:

        I’ve heard talk about the coming changes to military pensions. 2 monstrous changes are on the way: 1. the pull out and rif-ing of troups from Iraq will be so great that it will cause the unemployment rate to go back up before the election; and 2. the national debt coupled with the retirement of the Boomers will require massive tax increases and will squeeze a lot out of program,s especially the military. The first place the Brass talk about cutting is the VA and pensions. They talk about replacing all defined benefit pensions with 401k lump sums. The cuts dealing with military benefits are the easiest.

    4. Dstones says:

      You hit the nail on the head, and you don’t even know it because your thumb was in the way.

      America once had a sense of Christian family values, and everyone looked out for everyone else.

      Under the Politicists (Dems and Repubs), everyone is a ward of the uncaring State, as long as it benefits the social elite, meaning those in power, not you and me.

  10. bob says:

    I’m not buying this.. union boy with pension etc. etc. … I smell bull sheet.

  11. Richard Smith says:

    When I was a police officer in a large city, homeless people would throw a brick through a store window and wait for the police, so they could have a warm place in jail with free health care, food and clothes. They will also fake heart attacks and call an ambulance to take them to a nice warm bed in a hospital.

  12. guido says:

    I no longer trust or believe anything CBS, ABC, or NBC reports, NOTHING. They have earned my lack of trust over the years.

  13. Midge Martin says:

    “The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.” ~ Clarence Darrow


  14. freecheese says:

    Hmm ? Usually when a cop gets fired from one agency like the police department, he usually winds workig for a sheriff in another county. He must be a real loser.

  15. Brian says:

    Didn’t he know that ObamaCare is on the way?

  16. JC says:

    Most of these comments are from fools and losers. I have everything in retirement they don’t. A pension, health benefits, medicare and social security and cash.

    1. Nativo13 says:

      Sometimes a company will declare bankruptcy in order to void its contracts, such as getting rid of health benefits and reducing pensions for dead weight pensioners, Health benefits for retirees and pensions are sooo union-like.
      Because of the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act the USA will experience a Depression every generation as it did before the enactment of the Glass-Steagall Act. Companies will go bankrupt whether they want to or not.
      Plan on it. The bottom 99% are all losers in this situation.

  17. Cathy says:

    Well, considering the fellow’s sentence, robbing a bank to live in federal prison and obtain prison heathcare worked. Interesting that robbing a bank only gets one put away for 5 years. Guess he’ll rob another bank as soon as he gets out to continue on the same path if he’s of a mind to… I do not see anyone stopping the guy from repeat offending. In fact, I would be surprised if the guy did not repeat offend.

  18. Dawson says:

    A cop in prison. Somehow I don’t think his carefully laid plan will go exactly as he thinks.

  19. Nativo13 says:

    are you aware that the states have had monumental tax revenue shortfalls due to Great Depression II. These states are required to balance their budgets, soooo they have been firing policemen, teachers, firemen, etc. So far 100,000 teachers have been fired here in Texas and 300,000 teachers have been fired nationwide. A policeman with cancer would be a no-brainer for a Yayhoo”Christian” Republican to fire because his medical costs will increase the medical insurance premiums. Every few years there is an article in the paper about somebody robbing a bank in order to go to Federal prison for health care benefits. Here in Texas the illegals have more babies than in Mexico. The illegals say that it’s because it costs $200 in Mexico to have a baby, but in Texas it’s free. In Yayhoo “Christian”Republican ruled Texas illegals get free medical care. Yayhoo “Christian”Republicans love their cheap labor. Yayhoo “Christian”Republicans love the nanny state – for their illegal alienemployees.

    1. Alexandra says:

      You didn’t answer the sianaptm question correctly, your comment was not saved. Press “Back” and answer the question better.Just to be sure that your message won’t be lost – copy it now to the clipboard. 搞得我很紧张来着.. 特地来留言测试一下下….果然..是啥子插件啊?压根都木有问题出来

  20. Daniel Bryant says:

    I have been saying for some time jail is insufficiently harsh and there’s little disincentive to keep one from going…..especially the indigent.

    Bring back labor camps. Chain gangs and the like. There’s too much work to be done to put criminals on a ‘time out’ with benefits.

  21. tadchem says:

    Sounds to me like his plan worked.

  22. Henry says:

    Obamacare in action, yet another violation of our rights. The gov’t constantly violates our rights.
    They violate the 1st Amendment by caging protesters and banning books like “America Deceived II”.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by allowing TSA to grope you.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars.
    Impeach Obama, support Ron Paul.
    Last link of “America Deceived II” before it is completely banned:

  23. Thos Weatherby says:

    The real story is, that more and more people will be doing this. As society ages we’ll start to see more people try to get into prison for the free health and for the food. I could see a 70 year old who just lost his spouse, not having money to live on or insurance, breaking the law to get thrown in jail. People do trade in their freedom for security.

  24. HansJurgen says:

    Either way he would have gotten the money; rob the bank and they give the money to him, or get arrested for robbing the bank and get the money from the taxpayer. Now he can live in our prison resorts getting free health care, three square meals a day, clean laundry, clean bed, cable tv, security, free exercise room, … wonder why our prisons are overcrowded?

  25. Alf says:

    This ex-cop is from Colunbus, GA and doesn’t have a back-up plan. Doesn’t he know about the highly successful local company…AFLAC?

  26. Nativo13 says:

    The next 18 companies at risk of bankruptcy:
    (Creative-Destruction wreaks havoc on Personal Responsibility;
    remember, companies are not hiring people without jobs, only people with jobs!)

    1 Caesars Entertainment
    2 Clearwire (CLWR)
    3 McClatchy
    4 AK Steel Holding
    5 Republic Airway Holdings
    6 Tennessee Valley Authority
    7 Office Depot
    8 Barnes & Noble
    9 Standard Pacific
    10 Dynegy
    11 Talbots
    12 KB Home
    13 Unites States Postal Service
    14 Thomas Cook Group
    15 Air France
    16 Imperial Sugar
    17 Dendreon
    18 Sears

    1. Vicky Bevis says:

      You forgot Ameriacn Airlines.

      1. Nativo13 says:

        AA is already in bankruptcy court;
        even though AA had $4 billion in reserves, they declared bankruptcy in order to bust the unions, cancel their retiree health benefits and eliminate retiree pensions.
        It’s called “going fashionably bankrupt”.
        Personal Responsibility gets robbed, legally.
        The Congress writes the laws that the lobbyists pay for. Sometimes the law itself is evil.

  27. Vicky Bevis says:

    This guy did what I threatened to do if I got anything serious before I hit Medicare. I made it last. January, but boy do I feel for this guy!

    1. Vicky Bevis says:

      BTW, Nativo13, AA IS still paying retirements-my brother-in-law is getting his, but they musta done something with their Medical, as my idiot brother-in-law called my hubby to find out who he used for Medicare drugs. So, don’t know if they canceled ALL their retirees medical or not, but apparently they did the drugs.

      1. Nativo13 says:

        The AA story is only beginning. The federal agency that insures pensions, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), has been pushing back hard on AA. Only time will tell if AA with $4 billion in reserves will be able to get out of its pension contracts.

  28. Bob Smithbob says:

    Wait, if he had been on the job for 15 years, where was his union? Shouldn’t they be providing the benefits his dues paid for all those years?

    1. Nativo13 says:

      There are no public service unions in the Confederacy-sí verdad!

  29. FreudianSlip says:

    We have forgotten the obvious. Family should always take care of family.

    Certainly this man should have family members, extended family members or good friends that could help him. If we take care of our own we don’t need a government bureaucratic agency spending $1 Million on salaries & internal expenses to provide $1,000 in benefits to one person.

    1. Larry Croft says:

      You think like me. You’re OK.

  30. FLOYD IN FLORIDA says:

    Robbing a Bank in a city where you have been a cop for 15 years?
    Not a chance of being caught?
    Got a Thousand Bucks well that is not going to pay any medical bills?
    Now he has got full Federal medical coverage and a new boyfriend too!
    So he is either Sick, Crazy or Both!

    1. Nativo13 says:

      Since the cop knew what he was doing, he robbed a bank; that is under federal jurisdiction; so he will go to Club Fed; Boy friends and race-war gangs are state prisons.
      Thank the Supreme Court for requiring medical care for inmates that honest people are not entitled to.

  31. Obamagasmic says:

    The Obama Depression claims another soul…

  32. Jay says:

    He’s just the beginning 🙂

  33. Nativo13 says:

    Fox News Phoenix:
    “For Boomers, it’s a New Era of ‘Work Til You Drop'”…news/for-boomers-its-a-new-era-of-work
    Of course, most companies will force retirement by 65.
    Work all your life; live an honest life
    Pay taxes and bills all your life
    Die in the street with 25 year old Yayhoo Christian Republicans sneering at you. USA 21st Century

  34. Nativo13 says:


    In elementary logic there is a fallacy known as a False Dichotomy
    Have you ever heard of it?

  35. Dubya says:

    When people lose everything, they lose it.

  36. Nativo13 says:

    French Socialized Medical
    “So, even though the boys were delivered by Cesarean section and Noemi spent nine days in a private room, after leaving the hospital they paid …
    “19 euros, for the TV,” Matt said.
    That’s around twenty-five dollars.
    Well, they also paid a $165 for the first night, but for twins delivered by Cesarean, and nine days in a private room, and the cost was about $190?
    Maybe we could learn anything from it”
    “If anything the French go to doctors too much simply because they can afford it. You see, a typical office visit will cost them 22 euros. That’s about $28.
    “Obviously that would make an American laugh,” the doctor said.
    But don’t laugh – 65% is covered by the national health system. The rest is picked up by private insurance which is available to everyone at a nominal cost. But even with that, one doctor in private practice told me, “If a patient has a big problem – no job, nothing – I say ‘Okay – don’t pay.'”


  37. Nativo13 says:

    Medical care in America is a racket
    starting with the billion dollar compensation for HMO top dogs
    American doctors get 4 times more income than French doctors;
    the French government picks up the tab for medical school;
    American doctors are targeted by Big Pharma sales teams;
    Big Pharma bribes American doctors with free seminars in the islands, etc.
    “drug companies try to keep compensation information secret, even though they claim that payments to physicians, for speaking and consulting jobs, don’t unduly influence their prescribing habits”
    Everybody is covered in France…Yayhoo Americans…

  38. John West says:

    This is a coincidence, I has told my wife just the other day that if anything happened to her and I found myself in poor health that i would do pretty much what this x-police officer did.

    I have no one to look after me in my old age and I am already 68. Here in Canada our federal prisons are like resorts with health care and countless benefits.

    The only problem is that in Canada you pretty much have to kill a politician to get five years in prison. They don’t like to punish people here, they like to rehabilitate them. Progressive fools you know.

  39. Ontheloose says:

    Some people need to wake the heck up. Here is a little bit of reality check for you. –demographic stats.
    There are approx. 300 million citizens –of those 80 million are the baby boomers retiring within the next 10 years at the rate of 1,000 per day filing for benefits as of last year.
    With 1/3’s of which built this nation to be what it is..What are the 2/3 of youngsters and lazy bums going to do when the 10 year marker is up? It would appear the streets will be littered with old codgers.
    Any catastrophic illness, market crash or Bernie Madoff scam can destroy anyone’s savings in the blink of an eye AND has…..many people have had their savings ripped to shreads and are going back to work in their 60’s and 70’s, however some skills are too labor intensive for their worn out bodies to return to the grinding mill.
    Some wet-behind-the-ears folks need to wake the hell up.

    1. Nativo13 says:

      Without bailing out AIG and its likes, all American pension funds would have gone bankrupt.
      The NINJA mortgages were bundled into mortgage backed securities; Standard & Poor’s along with the rest of the rating agencies got paid by Wall Street to rate this trash AAA, and Wall Street sold the toxic trash to pension funds, which require AAA rating. Thanks to former Republican Senator Phil Gramm and Democrat President Clinton, the insurance policies that protected these instruments were credit default swaps; credit default swaps don’t require any reserves. Without bailing out AIG and its likes, all American pension funds would have gone bankrupt. So much for Personal Responsibility.

  40. abusse says:

    He should have gone to florida. They have an education program for gun users “use a gun go to college” That way he could have received room & board, medical care, and an education at the taxprayer expense. The only thing better is if he were illegal and in California. You can’t be too mad at anyone who after giving so much takes advantage of a corrupt and generous system that shouldn’t be there in the first place.

  41. Nativo13 says:

    Why would a company not get rid of people at the age of 65? The older a person becomes the more likely he will need medical care, which increases medical premiums. Yoinger people = lower premiums. Older people have more vacation days, higher salaries. Older people are much more expensove, so older people will get the axe-and try finding a job when you’re 65. Because the USA has been bringing in 1.5 million legal immigrants since 1970 there are now 50 million legal immigrants in the USA, not to mention illegals. The H1-b program has put American programers & engineers out of work, permanently, since Clinton. Additionally, over half of the graduate level population of American University engineering &science colleges, are foreign: foreign students pay out of country tuition, so they are preferred by our universities. Americans are laughed at and despised, generally, by businesses, “the job creators” and American universities.The American Way is Cannibalism.

    1. Nativo13 says:

      Here in Texas the hospitals are filled with nurses from the Philippines & India; and the insufficient number of seats at nursing schools are so crowded that a candidate must have a 4.0 to be considered. Why build more schools when you can bring in nurses from India & the Philippines? Thank your graft consuming congressmen and senators for the lack of Americans in jobs. American Corporatism is Cannibalism.

      1. The Morrigan's Pet says:

        You have no clue as to how the economy works, do you? Quit reading the Soros-funded web sites, they’re making you ignorant. Try reading Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom.” If you actually read books, that is.

      2. Nativo13 says:

        The Morrigan’s Pet

        Open-borders = labor glut; labor glut = rock bottom wages. American cannibal-employers want rock bottom wages; American workers don’t want rock bottom wages, poverty. The criticisms I read of von Hayek is “impracticality” (“German Idealism”?). I guess that means he is an idealist and not a scientist. Just as there are many schools of philosophy, there are many schools of economics. Some philosophies praise the few and despise the many; some philosophies praise the many and despise the few. Some economic practices create wealth for the few by causing penury for the many. That is serfdom.

        “The oft-referred to ‘miracle’ of the high wages in the United States and Australia,” Ludwig von Mises has observed, “may be explained simply by the policy of trying to prevent a new immigration…that the unions in all those countries which have more favorable conditions of production, relatively fewer workers and thus higher wages, seek to prevent an influx of workers from less favored lands….”


        You know they say that a REAL capitalist would sell his dead grandmother’s body for the gold in her teeth.

    2. Nativo13 says:

      The Morrigan’s Pet
      I don’t read that many books anymore, although I have a library of well over 5,000 books.
      Instead I spend my time reading:
      Die Welt, usw, – in German
      Le Monde diplomatique, etc. – in French
      Jornal do Brasil, e mais – in Portuguese
      Al Día, y más – the Spanish Language edition of the Dallas Morning News, in Spanish.
      And I can get by in Japanese and Mandarin, written, as well as Swedish & Danish.
      Currently I am teaching myself Hindi since we have soooo many people from India here. It disgusts me that for a few shekels our Judas-business class would hire college educated Indians over college educated Americans, but c’est la vie. And you must know the Chinese sayings about merchants.
      When you read what the Europeans have done for the people, it just makes you cry at the intellectual and financial de-volution of the people formerly known as the American Middle Class. Praise Bob! Allahu Akbar! Death to all scientists & liberals!
      Oh yeah , Gordon Geko’s grandchild was learning French; apparently it is the language of Wall street…tranche…arbitrage…

  42. jslab129 says:

    How old is he? Why is he no longer a cop? What is his illness? Shabby reporting.

  43. Matthew says:

    When you get healthcare in prison I have found it is very good. Free consult for dentist and 5.00 tooth removal. No bridge work in prison however… bridges out to easy

  44. Jim says:

    doesn’t take a lot to research?
    Pascucci, 54, served as a police officer for nearly 15 years, but had a troubled employment history that prompted a psychologist in 2002 to recommend he no longer serve on the force. He transferred to animal control that year, records show, but resigned in March 2006 in lieu of an appeal for unprofessional conduct.

    Read more here:

  45. RD says:

    You are going to see more of this kind of thing in the future. Frankly, I’d rather be in prison with medical care and three meals a day and a warm bed than be homeless and I am NOT mentally ill (not yet anyway) .. so I see the logic in it. If the economy keeps going like it is … it’s not a bad idea!

  46. Lamour says:

    Posted on I’d must test with you here, which isn’t something I sulaluy do! I get pleasure from reading a post that will make folks think. Thanks for permitting me to remark!

  47. John Wong says:

    I am in same boat. Police officers have tough line of work, they have to be strong and healthy, thus the good benefits. Me? I have severe multiple illness. Cannot get disability because doctors
    cannot trace the exact cause of the problem (many illnesses have overlap symptoms). Doctors
    are expensive and just refer you to other tests. Too young for social security. What is one to do?

  48. jwongster says:

    Getting disability is not easy. Unless you have personal knowledge and experience with the system beforehand. You need trusted doctors that can verify your condition, state it will last longer than a year, and have your job state you cannot be accommodated for your disability.
    Then and only then is it reviewed to be looked at.

    Many people have illnesses that are severe and stop you from work and these illnesses cannot be detected unless there are expensive detailed tests to be performed. I can see how this
    former police officer ended up doing what he had to do. All the doors closed in his face and he took the only way out he saw fit.

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