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Elderly man calls for ambulance, violent cops beat him instead
daily caller ^ | 4-21-14 | Robby Soave

Posted on 04/22/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

An elderly Missouri man dialed 911 and asked for an ambulance to come and help his ailing wife. Instead, the police showed up, threw him to the ground, sat on his head and handcuffed him.

He later received stitches for his injuries.

“I never had anybody jump on me for doing nothing,” said the man, Elbert Breshears of Humansville, Missouri, in a statement to KSPR 33.

The trouble began after Breshears called to get help for his wife, who suffers from dementia. He asked for paramedics to come provide assistance to her after she knocked out one of their home’s windows.

The Humansville police arrived first, however.

According to Breshears, an officer tackled him right away, and then barked at him to stand up.

“He told me to get up,” recalled Breshears. “I told him I couldn’t.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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Officer Friendly strikes again
1 posted on 04/22/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Humanville Police sounds like animals.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 5:28:38 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: TurboZamboni

I used to be a big supporter of cops. Not anymore. When thugs like this start disapearring or decorating lamp posts I will probably quietly cheer.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 5:30:37 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Humanville Police sounds like animals.

Repeated ad nauseam in community after community...

4 posted on 04/22/2014 5:31:49 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: TurboZamboni

I guess he was pissed there was no dog to shoot.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 5:35:16 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Lurker
A long time ago--a very long time--I said: "The police and government officials can come into my house any time. I'm not doing anything illegal; so what do I care?"

I was VERY naive...

...to say the least,

...but I was very young and trusted government--thought it benevolent.

6 posted on 04/22/2014 5:35:32 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: colorado tanker

“No dog...” love it!


7 posted on 04/22/2014 5:36:59 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: TurboZamboni

There has got to be more to this story than a few paragraphs in The Daily Caller.

It makes no sense.

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8 posted on 04/22/2014 5:38:28 PM PDT by Mears
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To: TurboZamboni

sounds like they should change the name of the town to “Inhuman-ville”


9 posted on 04/22/2014 5:40:00 PM PDT by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides;)
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To: TurboZamboni

Inhuman ville


10 posted on 04/22/2014 5:40:27 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Mears

You would have to have been there to judge. There are abusive police. But there are also idiots who police have to deal with.


11 posted on 04/22/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: colorado tanker

Old man was probably a ‘domestic terrorist’ as defined by Hairy Reed.


12 posted on 04/22/2014 5:41:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

And those friendly officers will proceed to “protect & serve” the ever living s#it out of you.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 5:42:32 PM PDT by jaydee770
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To: Mears
You say that a lot.

/johnny

14 posted on 04/22/2014 5:43:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Savage Beast
...but I was very young and trusted government--thought it benevolent.

Me too. I guess we had a rude awakening huh?

15 posted on 04/22/2014 5:44:42 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: jaydee770
And those friendly officers will proceed to “protect & serve” the ever living s#it out of you.

Now it's more like "Comply or Die".

16 posted on 04/22/2014 5:46:23 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Litle did America suspect that when the police write “To protect and to serve” on the sides of their cruisers, it means to serve up Joe Citizen for dinner to officers as violent - and ravening - as Pit Bulls.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 5:49:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: TurboZamboni

Well the officers were afraid for their lives, so they took appropriate action to make it home safely.
< Do I need a Sarc tag?>


18 posted on 04/22/2014 5:53:11 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Humansville Police Department - Humansville, MO Contact Information

Country: USA

Address 1: 104 W Tilden

City: Humansville

State: MO

County: Polk County

Phone #: 417-754-8110

Fax #: 417-754-8276


19 posted on 04/22/2014 5:55:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Mark17
Yes. Very rude.

My first warning came in junior high school, when I read an article in the Readers Digest about IRS abuse. I was shocked but though that it must surely be a mistake of come kind.

Conviction came when I was in the Army in Europe. I received orders to go to a Middle East war zone. I was packed, ready, dressed in combat fatigues, and waiting for the air plane to leave. As I waited, I saw President Nixon to TV saying: "We have no plans to send any of our troops" I knew he was lying, because I had orders to go. The plans were later cancelled, and I didn't go, but there were definitely "plans" to go. I was one of them.

20 posted on 04/22/2014 5:55:19 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Mears

There is this story, local TV http://www.kspr.com/news/local/elderly-man-says-police-beat-him/21051620_25555390

Breshears says he and his wife were holding hands outside the house and she was calling for help when the police arrived. He says they tackled him, ordered him to get up, and when he couldn’t comply, they became more aggressive.

He also says he’s had problems with the police since the beginning of the year. Secondary versions of the story change that to “past problems with the law.”

The police chief told the reporter over the phone that Breshears is charged with elder abuse, resisting arrest and assault on an officer - the last two standard charges whenever police tackle a citizen.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: TurboZamboni
The "sense" is that of the cops who probably jumped to conclusions. Saw a broken window and a harassed man and ASSUMED he was violent. No questions, just jump him.

Maybe not, but I would put money on it. Then--when they told him to get up he couldn't and they attacked him for not complying.

Maybe not, but that is my take.

What ever happened to arriving, announcing "we're the police" and asking what is going on.

vaudine

22 posted on 04/22/2014 5:59:17 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: TurboZamboni
“I never had anybody jump on me for doing nothing,” said the man, Elbert Breshears

Have you ever called the police before?

23 posted on 04/22/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I suspect that the problem here—and in other recent cases, is that you call the same emergency number—911—for the police or a medical emergency ambulance. A lot depends on the 911 operator getting things right.

I’ll bet the operator heard what sounded like something about a crazy woman, and summoned the police instead of an ambulance.


24 posted on 04/22/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mears

[There has got to be more to this story than a few paragraphs in The Daily Caller.]

There’s a big gap in the middle of the page and then the story continues.


25 posted on 04/22/2014 6:02:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: TurboZamboni
>>A spokesperson for the police declined an interview with local reporters, but did say that the man is facing charges for abusing his wife, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.<<

Same old charges when things look really bad?

They declined an interview or comment OTHER than to discredit him and portray the old guy as a guilty wife and cop abuser, using the media?

Seems a bit unfair..They can say what they want in the media to discredit him, but no other comments on the occurrence?

And if the investigation is on-going, why would they already paint him as guilty in the media?

26 posted on 04/22/2014 6:05:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TurboZamboni

Wow! The Fullerton Police Academy is really turning out the graduates .....


27 posted on 04/22/2014 6:05:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: vaudine

As the saying goes, almost anything bad can be made even worse by calling the police.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 6:07:17 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

The POS people these police departments hire without psychological screening is the root of the problem. And, today’s police department policies are working to create a police state. Such policies allow aggressive personalities go berserk with the innocent citizen. This is why we have a Constitution.


29 posted on 04/22/2014 6:11:10 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Now it's more like "Comply or Die".

People have been known to die, even when they comply. I know the hippies and others, used to call them pigs. I wonder if they were on to something, or if the drug war has just made the majority of them into JBTs?

30 posted on 04/22/2014 6:16:15 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: TigersEye
Have you ever called the police before?

He didn't this time, from what I can see. He called for EMT, and they sent the Police. "Policy." They do that here, too. You want an ambulance, the cops show up. Then you get to deal with their bullshit on top of whatever you needed the ambulance for. My wife needed an ambulance once, and she had to get roughed up by a bullnecked cop before she would get transport.

They really are bastards. It's gotten to where I don't care what bad things happen to them.

31 posted on 04/22/2014 6:21:34 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: heartwood
resisting arrest and assault on an officer - the last two standard charges whenever police tackle a citizen.

Suspect we'll be seeing a lot more of this crap.

"Stop resisting! WHAP"

32 posted on 04/22/2014 6:23:06 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: TurboZamboni

I looked around, here is some more information.

http://prudencefordummies.blogspot.com/2014/04/humansville-mo-police-serve-and-protect.html?m=1


33 posted on 04/22/2014 6:24:50 PM PDT by jodster36
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To: TurboZamboni

Giving pigs a bad name.


34 posted on 04/22/2014 6:27:22 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Lurker; Alaska Wolf; sport; kiryandil; null and void

Dittos to what you said Lurk. Hey Wolffie-ette, look! Here is another Jack Boot ‘Roided up Thug vrs. Innocent American Citizen porn thread for you, (and your fellow cop-suckin’ badge lickers), to ‘use’ tonight.


35 posted on 04/22/2014 6:42:57 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That I do.

This story had a dearth of information.

Lousy reporting IMHO.

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36 posted on 04/22/2014 6:44:22 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Savage Beast

My thoughts also, but no more.


37 posted on 04/22/2014 6:46:20 PM PDT by sport
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To: Lurker

As my defense attorney cousin always tells me the police are not your friend.


38 posted on 04/22/2014 6:48:47 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mears
"There has got to be more to this story than a few paragraphs in The Daily Caller. It makes no sense."

Ma'am? I respectfully suggest this isn't the country we grew up in.

If you only knew how happy I would be to eat my words should this turn out to be a fraudulent report.

39 posted on 04/22/2014 6:51:29 PM PDT by BAN-ONE
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To: Mears
Here's more =>


40 posted on 04/22/2014 6:52:03 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: BAN-ONE

See post 40


41 posted on 04/22/2014 6:55:06 PM PDT by sport
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To: Lurker

Me too.


42 posted on 04/22/2014 6:56:19 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: TurboZamboni

When a family member is ill or injured, domestic violence is assumed and acted upon by police and/or medical employees.


43 posted on 04/22/2014 7:05:53 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: meadsjn; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou
JBT Ping list


44 posted on 04/22/2014 7:09:59 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Cicero

In general, 911 protocol on any call with some element of danger or uncertainty is to send police to secure the scene before ambulance arrives.

Around here, there is a real effort to let the cops know about call history at the location and they will often know that one of the residents has dementia.

But, if the caller has a history of problems with the cops, they will know that as well and the cops will pull up expecting a fight.

Missouri seems to be a hotbed of bad cops and overreaction. I knew before I read the story it had to be in MO.


45 posted on 04/22/2014 7:22:15 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: stinkerpot65

His injuries seem a little excessive to me. We are talking about a senior citizen after all.


46 posted on 04/22/2014 7:22:46 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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Probably time for guerilla war. A few targeted assassinations against these thugs and they will start fearing the people. Look up 4th Generation Warfare sometime to see how we are going to have to make the fight VERY personal for the tyrants.


47 posted on 04/22/2014 7:25:44 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Ken H; bobby.223; Lurker; Alaska Wolf; sport; null and void; meadsjn; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; ..
Always wondered what a peasant who was "resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer" looked like.

You should have seen the other guy's boots...


48 posted on 04/22/2014 7:25:54 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: vaudine

What ever happened to arriving, announcing “we’re the police” and asking what is going on. —

They consider all citizens always lie to them, so why waste time asking anything?


49 posted on 04/22/2014 7:26:56 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: MediaMole
Missouri seems to be a hotbed of bad cops and overreaction. I knew before I read the story it had to be in MO.

Well, Missouri is a lot safer now that they locked up the guy who they forgot to lock up for 13 years.

You know, the one who was keeping his nose clean, working, paying taxes, and raising four kids with his wife (not baby mama).

I'm sure the other Missourians manning the oars of the Missouri State tax galley are feeling the love, too...

50 posted on 04/22/2014 7:30:51 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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