Because of crap like this! and as usual and on cue "The Rosenberg Police Department has reportedly determined the officers didn’t violate any police procedures.".
Well then, they shouldn't have a problem defending their actions in the incident. But now and only now, after the video is released and hits the Net, does the PD clam up and stop talking to the press, Well imagine that! it's because they're guilty as hell... they know it and their 'command' knows it.
Oath breaking POS MF's
Dash Cam Video Shows How Simple Traffic Stop Quickly Escalated When Driver Informed Officer of Concealed Carry Permit
Nov. 19, 2015 10:15, am Jason Howerton
Alonza Gonzalez was pulled over by a police officer in Rosenberg, Texas, in August for a seemingly minor traffic violation — but the interaction ended with the man in handcuffs. Newly released dash cam video, obtained by Gonzalez through a public records request, provides new context on the incident.
The Corruption Just Never Stops Who believes that the cops follow the rules? Still?
2015-11-22 07:00 by Karl Denninger
The list of lawless behavior is long and pervasive. It includes illegally attempting to obtain confessions via jailhouse informants supplied by the cops against persons being detained that had counsel, failing to turn over evidence that might exonerate defendants to their counsel and more.
Rutherford Institute Sues Virginia Police for Carrying out a 'Welfare Check' with a 2-Hour, SWAT Team-Style Raid, Flash Grenade, Wrongful Arrest & Detention
Rutherford Institute, November 19, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have sued Virginia police and other government officials after a request to carry out a “welfare check” on a 58-year-old man resulted in a two-hour, SWAT team-style raid on the man’s truck, a wrongful arrest, and a 72-hour mental health hold. According to the complaint, police acknowledged that they had no legal basis nor probable cause for detaining Virginia resident Benjamin Burruss, who was preparing to depart on a camping/hunting trip to Montana, given that he had not threatened to harm anyone and was not mentally ill. Nevertheless, a heavily armed police tactical team confronted Burruss, surrounded his truck, deployed a “stinger” device behind the rear tires, launched a flash grenade, smashed the side window in order to drag him from the truck, handcuffed and searched him, and transported him to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and mental health hold. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, against the County of Albemarle and five Albemarle County Police officers charges government officials with violating the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments as well as state law.
“This is just one more example of how a relatively benign situation (a routine welfare check) gets escalated into something far more violent and dangerous through the use of militarized police, armed to the teeth and trained to react combatively,” said constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. “The unnecessary use of force by police officers in response to a situation that should have—and could have—been handled non-confrontationally did not, in this instance, result in a loss of life, but that is small consolation to those who have learned to tread cautiously in their interactions with police.”
Chicago police union stands by cop charged with murdering teen
By Fiona Ortiz and Justin Madden, November 28, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The main Chicago police union is standing behind the white officer who was charged this week with first-degree murder for gunning down a black teenager. It is facing a backlash from leaders of the city’s black community as a result.
On its website, the Chicago lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), has posted a bail fund appeal for the officer, Jason Van Dyke, who is accused of shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times just six seconds after emerging from his patrol car on a street in Chicago on Oct. 20, 2014. An earlier link on the FOP's front page to a GoFundMe campaign was removed after the fundraising site said it violated a policy against its use by criminal defendants.
SWAT PTSD: Albemarle Police Sued for False Imprisonment
Rutherford Institute, December 03, 2015
“This is just one more example of how a relatively benign situation—a routine welfare check—gets escalated into something far more violent and dangerous through the use of militarized police armed to the teeth and trained to act combatively,” says John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People.
For Burruss, along with the emotional trauma and financial impact on his family stemming from the encounter, he also had to pay for his involuntary stay at UVA Medical Center. And he has to deal with people wondering what’s wrong with him. “It’s unjust,” he says. “I’ve never hurt anyone. I’ve been violated.”
But Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, a staunch opponent of open carry, said the four amendments wouldn’t make the bill acceptable to him — or safe for people who openly display their guns. For instance, he said, if an officer arrives at the scene of a crime and sees someone with a weapon, “At a minimum, they’re going to be thrown down on the ground with a gun pointed at them — or worse. “And if good citizen with a concealed weapon walks into, say, a bank during an armed robbery, Gualtieri added, “he’s going to take one in the chest because he’s a threat.”
If there is a finger on the trigger, then it is NOT an 'accidental' discharge; it's called a 'negligent' discharge... but as usual, it looks like the Badge's power is all encompassing when it comes to citizens murdered by police.
Chicago Police: Fatally Shot Woman Was ‘Accidentally Struck’ by Officer
Dec. 26, 2015 11:44pm Dave Urbanski
Editor’s Note:Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday accidentally shot and killed a 55-year-old woman, who was among two people fatally wounded, police said late Saturday.
Relatives said Bettie Jones lived downstairs from Quintonio LeGrier, the 19-year-old subject of the initial call to police, who also was killed by the officer.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel curtails Cuba trip after police shooting kills 2
Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will cut short his family vacation in Cuba and head home Tuesday after a police shooting Saturday that claimed two lives, one of them a woman who law enforcement admits was killed accidentally by an officer.
The 56-year-old mayor serving his second term has seen his approval rating fall to 18% and demonstrators calling for his resignation after he was forced to release a police dashboard camera that showed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald shot 16 times by a police officer in 2014. Tensions have only increased in the last 48 hours after the latest police shooting that left a 19-year-old engineering student and 55-year-old mother of four dead.
Emanuel's spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said in a statement Monday that the mayor would cut short a family vacation with his wife and three children to Cuba in order to "continue the ongoing work of restoring accountability and trust in the Chicago Police Department." She said he had been in constant contact with his staff and the acting police superintendent John Escalante.
Emanuel grew testy earlier this month during a videotaped interview with Politico's Mike Allen, saying he "didn't really appreciate" his trip to Cuba being made public. But he explained that he was taking his children to Cuba in order to continue their education about, and exposure to, different cultures.
“Our newly militarized police departments are being trained that every second of the day their lives are in danger when in fact that is not true. The police state is a more clear and present danger than federal tyranny and will in fact be used to enforce that tyranny when the time comes. The heroes in blue in New York have somehow gotten a hold of purchase lists from various gun stores and the state plans on beginning to enforce the SAFE act. Connecticut is next on the list and 50,000 illegal gun owners. So when I don’t jump right to the side of the very same people who are going to be arresting people for “Illegal” gun ownership, don’t call me a liberal.”
““Despite what the media would have you believe, 2015 is actually the safest year for police officers in 20 years. Meanwhile, police killings of citizens are at a 40-year high.”
“With the rise in the reports of people being killed by police, much has been made of the danger police face every day in the line of duty. It has become the easy explanation in an attempt to justify the erosion of civil rights in the name of job safety for those who “protect and serve.” But a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that last year almost 4,600 Americans were killed while working, but only 79 were police officers. That figure places police officers outside of the top 15 most dangerous jobs in America, behind garbage collectors, taxi drivers, and bartenders.”
Now that they are on the recieving end, they don't like the scrutiny so much... As I've told some I know in LE, its a new age, get with it or get out.
Providence one of many U.S. police forces feeling Ferguson aftershocks
Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY 9:39 p.m. EST December 28, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At daily roll calls, where local cops have always assembled for amiable operational briefings, there are now uncomfortable questions.
The inquiries come, Providence police chief Hugh Clements said, from officers increasingly worried that doing their jobs may turn them into the next YouTube sensation, depicting yet another highly charged encounter between citizen and cop.
A Mess of Accidents, 2nd Half 2015; Cop-Heavy Edition
January 9, 2016 by Hognose
We haven’t done one of these in a while, mostly because new people are still just having the same old accidents. So what’s the point?
But every once in a while we feel tempted to mention a few, because they’re typical, or galactically stupid, or just plain heartbreaking.
An awful lot of these negligent discharges seem to happen to cops. Recently when we looked at the LA County Sheriff’s Office, we saw that they were remarkably blasé about 10 to 30 reported ND’s a year, and they don’t report an ND when it’s within hailing distance of a clearing barrel, unless the round hits somebody. You have to wonder if those curious bullet holes we see in the overhead target tracks at the Indoor Range are the result of mere yahoos, or yahoos with badges?
As far as we can tell, the principal difference is, yahoos without badges get in trouble if they hit somebody. With badges, they’re immunized.
But they’re still yahoos. LEO readers, Don’t Be That Guy
The gang-bangers in blue strike again... Here's hoping these Oath breaking POS MF's get their 'justice'.
Why the ‘wet tea leaves’ drug raid was outrageous
By Radley Balko, January 11 2016
A couple weeks ago, I posted about a case in Kansas in which a couple was wrongly raided by a police tactical team. Robert and Addie Harte and their two children were held in their home by armed officers for over two hours as the officers searched the house for marijuana. They found no drugs. After spending $25,000 to get a judge to order the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department to turn over documents related to the search and investigation leading up to it, the Hartes discovered that Robert Harte, along with hundreds of other people, became a suspect when Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jim Wingo saw Harte, his son and his daughter emerge in August 2011 from a hydroponic gardening store and wrote down the Hartes’ license plate number.
About eight months later, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department deputies Mark Burns and Edward Blake conducted trash pulls at the Harte’s home. According to police, drug field tests on some wet plant material found in two of the trash pulls tested positive for marijuana. Based on those tests, the department raided the Hartes on April 20, 2012. The Hartes later learned that more conclusive crime lab tests on the “plant material” revealed it to be the looseleaf tea enjoyed by Addie Harte.
As is the norm these days, the badge easily trumps an individuals right to move unmolested by the bangers in blue... Here's hoping 'ol Karma pays this 'officer' AND this POS 'Judge' a visit real soon.
Judge throws out civil rights case against officer accused of excessive force against Indian man
Published January 14, 2016 Associated Press
Jurors watched police video that shows an officer knocking Patel's legs out from under him and pushing him face-first to the ground. Patel said his arms and legs went numb after the impact, and he could not stand on his own. Parker's colleagues had given conflicting testimony on whether the takedown violated department policy or was necessary.
Judge Haikala said the video didn't account for critical details, including whether Patel put his hands in his pockets before Parker restrained him. Gaps in the evidence were "insurmountable" in the case and it's unlikely that prosecutors would do better in a third or fourth trial, Haikala wrote.
NYC Police Storm 86-Year-Old Man’s Home, Shoot Him With Taser — but There’s Just One Problem
Jan. 27, 2016 12:25pm Jon Street
An 86-year-old man in Brooklyn, New York, is suing after police, who were on a search for a suicidal man in his 20s, walked into the elderly man’s home and used a Taser on him as he was peeling an onion in the kitchen.
John Antoine, who came to the U.S. from Trinidad more than four decades ago, said he has never experienced anything like it before, “whether in Trinidad or here,” he told WABC-TV.
The proliferation in local police departments’ use of surveillance technology, which in most places has occurred without any community input or control, presents significant threats to civil rights and civil liberties that disproportionately impact communities of color and low-income communities.
Here is a list of costly and invasive surveillance technologies that might be recording you, your family, and your neighbors right now:
Yeah right, this 'cops' next trip should be to prison where she will get the needle. Would this defense be allowed by any other citizen to justify such a shooting? I think not...
Tulsa Cop in Black's Shooting Death Cites 'Auditory Exclusion'
Friday, 30 Sep 2016 10:01 AM
The white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death said she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired, according to her lawyer.
Tulsa officer Betty Shelby, who is expected to plead not guilty to first-degree manslaughter at her arraignment on Friday, experienced what is commonly called "auditory exclusion," a condition in which people in high-stress situations often don't hear sounds around them, The Associated Press reported her attorney Scott Wood as saying.
"She didn't hear the gunshot, didn't hear the sirens coming up behind her just prior to the shot," Wood said Thursday. "And it's not only a common phenomenon described in literature, but it's the No. 1 perceptual distortion by people I have represented who have been involved in shootings — diminished sound or complete auditory exclusion."
But of course, even with all that has been going on nationally, it's still just a 'couple' bad apples, no continuing trend here... move along citizen.
Arkansas Cops Arrest 79-Year Old Legislator who Championed Right to Record Police for Recording Police
October 3, 2016, Ben Keller
It was an apparent case of retaliation, but you’d have to see the video to believe it.
“Give us a call; we’ll be there when you need our help,” joked Little Rock Arkansas cops Jason Roberts and Thomas Thompson.
The two Arkansas cops who were so offended by a 79-year old legislator named John Walker who championed people’s Constitutional right to record police in public that they arrested him for recording a traffic stop.
Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner immediaetly dropped the charges against Walker and wrote an apology for the arrest, which was caught on dash cam.
The shocking dashcam footage released last week shows dialogue between the two cops and Walker getting heated as they accuse him of being a “race baiter” for simply standing along the of the street recording them during a routine traffic stop of a black male.
All The Ways You Can Comply (& Still Die) During An Encounter With Police
by Tyler Durden, Oct 4, 2016 10:10 PM, Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,
How do you protect yourself from flying fists, choking hands, disabling electrified darts and killing bullets?
How do you defend yourself against individuals who have been indoctrinated into believing that they are superior to you, that their word is law, and that they have the power to take your life?
Most of all, how can you maintain the illusion of freedom when daily, Americans are being shot, stripped, searched, choked, beaten and tasered by police for little more than daring to frown, smile, question, challenge an order or just exist?
The short answer: you can’t.
Now for the long answer, which is far more complicated but still leaves us feeling hopeless, helpless and vulnerable to the fears, moods and misguided training of every cop on the beat.
If you ask police and their enablers what Americans should do to stay alive during encounters with law enforcement, they will tell you to comply (or die).
And yet, although the department had possession of the tape, and had viewed it for their 'investigation', they still gave this gang-banger with a badge an award...
Hero cop has medal rescinded when leaked dash cam video shows him shoot man on his knees in the back
October 12, 2016 ~ Deborah Lee Jarrett
“Birmingham, AL — In May 2015, officer Daniel Aguirre was given a Combat Cross Medal after he said in a police report that he successfully fended off a struggle in which he and his partner were in danger. However, someone on the inside leaked Dashcam footage showing Aquirre shooting a man in the back as he lay prostrate on his hands and knees. Still, Birmingham police charged their victim, Aubrey Williams, with attempted murder.
But, last week, after spending more than a year in jail for a crime he never committed, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office finally showed a semblance of logic and dropped the charges against Williams.
“After an extensive review of all the evidence in this case, the state is unable to meet the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” according to the press release issued by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office late Friday.
“This man stayed in jail for more than a year and a half on some trumped up charges by these Birmingham police officers,” Anthony said. “Not all police officers are bad, but when they make a mistake they should own up to it,” he said, according to AL.com.
Cop should have been fired yesterday for filing a false police report...
Driver ticketed for warming car in his own driveway
By Fox 2 Detroit Published January 09, 2017
The ticket shows ordinance listed as 99006 but there is no ordinance in the city or state that corresponds to 99006. Under the description of the offense, it lists VEH/MOTOR ON UNATTENDED 895. Ordinance 895 is listed as being part of 'rodent control' on Roseville's website.
FOX 2 contacted the Michigan State Police for more information. Lt. Mike Shaw says there is no state law that prohibits letting your car idle with the keys in the ignition.
At this point, it seems difficult to decipher which code the officer was enforcing. Either way, Nick has an appointment on January 26th in District Court in Roseville.
“An innocent man exercising his religious liberty and free speech was criminally prosecuted based on erroneous claims put forth by a false and deceitful police report. It appears to me that the arrest and prosecution of my client was politically motivated because they did not agree with my client’s speech. But that is exactly why our founders created the First Amendment – to protect even disagreeable speech. Today’s decision renews my hope in the justice system.”
Christian Vindicated! Ninth Circuit Finds Arrest Unlawful by CHP Officer
AFFF, Posted on Jan 11th 2017
Pasadena, CA. Today, three federal appellate judges in the Ninth Circuit issued a final ruling in favor of a Christian man, Mark Mackey, who was arrested for reading the Bible aloud in front of the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Hemet, CA in 2011. Read the ruling here.
The CHP Officer, Darren Meyers, erroneously cited Mr. Mackey for violating a state law that forbids the interference with an open business through obstruction and intimidation. The Ninth Circuit rebuked the officer’s fabricated claims in his police report:
Upon arrival, Meyer encountered Mackey reading his bible aloud in a dirt patch, neither obstructing nor intimidating anyone in line. Meyer avers that Mackey was “yelling at the people waiting in line,” “that there was obvious verbal confrontation between the group of men and the people standing in line,” and that the “confrontation was heated and nearing a physical state.” That version of events is completely belied by video and audio footage which does not reveal any confrontations whatsoever, and merely shows Mackey reading the bible aloud somewhat apart from people standing in line.
View the video of the arrest. This story was widely covered by Fox News and many other news outlets shortly after the arrest: Fox News Video.
Another SWAT Raid, Another Flash-Bang Thrown At A Baby
BY Herschel Smith, 16 Jan 2017
Remember that we extensively discussed the idiotic and immoral raid on baby Bou Bou’s house in search of someone who wasn’t there? The horrible and inept “criminal justice system” didn’t even hold the people who perpetrated that evil act accountable for it. A grand jury couldn’t even convince themselves that they should have continued legal action against the police, and the raid ended up crippling the poor child and causing multiple surgeries.
The police state in America is so screwed up that it can’t even learn from such a disaster as that. “Officer safety” must return home at the end of his shift, and the war on drugs must go on. True to form for the police state, I missed that yet another flash bang was thrown at a baby in Indiana after the raid on baby Bou Bou. This time, at least the court had doubts and threw out the evidence collected in the raid. Fortunately, no one was harmed.
Rule by Brute Force: The True Nature of Government
By John W. Whitehead, January 31, 2017
“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”—Ayn Rand
The torch has been passed to a new president.
All of the imperial powers amassed by Barack Obama and George W. Bush—to kill American citizens without due process, to detain suspects indefinitely, to strip Americans of their citizenship rights, to carry out mass surveillance on Americans without probable cause, to suspend laws during wartime, to disregard laws with which he might disagree, to conduct secret wars and convene secret courts, to sanction torture, to sidestep the legislatures and courts with executive orders and signing statements, to direct the military to operate beyond the reach of the law, to act as a dictator and a tyrant, above the law and beyond any real accountability—have been inherited by Donald Trump.
Whatever kind of president Trump chooses to be, he now has the power to completely alter the landscape of this country for good or for ill.
He has this power because every successive occupant of the Oval Office has been allowed to expand the reach and power of the presidency through the use of executive orders, decrees, memorandums, proclamations, national security directives and legislative signing statements that can be activated by any sitting president.
Those of us who saw this eventuality coming have been warning for years about the growing danger of the Executive Branch with its presidential toolbox of terror that could be used—and abused—by future presidents.
The groundwork, we warned, was being laid for a new kind of government where it won’t matter if you’re innocent or guilty, whether you’re a threat to the nation or even if you’re a citizen. What will matter is what the president—or whoever happens to be occupying the Oval Office at the time—thinks. And if he or she thinks you’re a threat to the nation and should be locked up, then you’ll be locked up with no access to the protections our Constitution provides. In effect, you will disappear.
By the time they agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a lawsuit, the plaintiff was dead
February 26, 2017 10:53 AM, By Kevin Valine
Patricia Mugrauer sued Modesto last year after a police officer entered her home without her permission or a warrant and pushed the frail, disabled senior, causing her to fall and break her hip.
She settled her lawsuit last month for nearly $750,000, but Mugrauer won’t collect a dime. She died Jan. 26, a week after her settlement, at the age of 69. But one of her attorneys says Modesto is not off the hook and owes the money to his client’s estate.
Mugrauer’s lawsuit came from one of the worst calls police officers handle: a civil dispute between a landlord and a tenant. This story is based on the lawsuit and the officers’ body camera footage provided by the Police Department. The department edited the footage so it only shows part of the officers’ interaction with Mugrauer.
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