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Cops Admit Putting on Disguises, Destroying Elderly Man’s Cars for Filing a Complaint Against Them

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  On  a daily  basis, individuals contact the  Project and ask us how  they are going  about exposing cops who have violated their rights. TFTP often responds  to those  individuals by advising them  to collect  evidence and  hunt down  an attorney or file a complaint with another department. Because of  the character  of  numerous  of our stories that we cover, many  of those  folks tell us that  they're  scared to file complaints with the departments out of fear of retaliation. As the following incident illustrates, this retaliation is real and is  administered  by cops on innocent people for attempting  to carry  them accountable. Two Asbury Park  cops  Stephen Martinsen, 29, and Thomas Dowling, 26, were charged last year with conspiracy, criminal mischief and weapons offenses. The officers were caught dressing up in disguises and vandalizing two vehicles belonging to 70-year-old Ernest Mignoli. This week, they both pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief and as  a par