Skip to comments.Rebellion In The USA - Protesters Attempt To Arrest Albuquerque Police Chief
Posted on 05/13/2014 9:15:57 PM PDT by Nachum
There is something very, very wrong with the Albuquerque, New Mexico police department, and the citizens have just about had enough. Before I get into the heart of this story, I need to provide you with a little background. The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is well known for its outrageous and inappropriate use of violence. So much so that it has been under investigation by the Department of Justice, which wrote a letter to the Mayor of Albuquerque on April 10, 2014 condemning the police force. Heres an excerpt from the letter:
Based on our investigation, we have reasonable cause to believe that APD engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Section 14141. Our investigation included a comprehensive review of APDs operations and the Citys oversight systems. We have determined that structural and systemic deficienciesincluding insufficient oversight, inadequate training, and ineffective policies contribute to the use of unreasonable force. At the conclusion of this letter, we outline the remedial measures that we believe are necessary to ensure that force is used in accordance with the Constitution. In some instances, these recommendations build on measures and initiatives that are already underway within the department.
Just prior to the release of the letter, APD officers shot in the back and killed a homeless man named James M. Boyd, who was camping in the Albuquerque foothills. More recently (and after the DOJs letter was sent), 50-year-old Air Force veteran Armand Martin was killed outside of his home by a SWAT team in a standoff with police. It seems the APD is incapable of solving any sort of dispute without a citizen ending up dead.
It makes you wonder what is up with law enforcement in New Mexico in
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Maybe all three.
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The execution of James Boyd
helmet camera video
“Protesters Attempt To Arrest Albuquerque Police “
And where was the Sheriff during all of this?
As Jack Spirco likes to say, "When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail".
Point well made.
The "hate groups" and "terrorists" are being generated by the police as a normal psychological reaction to the overmilitarization of the police. There is nothing the police can do to force citizens into compliance now. They must back down, get rid of these stormtrooper outfits, and change their training to "serve and protect."
That describes the entire country under King 0bama.
Good thing they had the foresight to create militarized, heavily armed "investigative" branches in those agencies, and purchase them what, a billion bullets in order to keep the little people in line...
I have been in Albuquerque off and on since 1969 So far not a single policeman has shot and killed me....I realize this is only anecdotal evidence
When the rule of law has been violated against citizens to the point of causing righteous and justified uprisings en masse it won’t matter what the law says when the violators are forcibly removed from office. You inflict lawlessness and tyrrany against citizens long enough and eventually the hangman comes calling. It won’t be pretty.
They ran out of the meeting. They best hope things don't escalate there and elsewhere, as they will find themselves totally and completely outnumbered by very angry people.
I followed this since it happened
I can see no justification for shooting this guy
crazy people can be threatening but this guy did not seem that bad
Wow!! I watched that video and there was no justification for deadly force from what I saw.
Words fail me in describing how disturbing that was.
Exactly where we find ourselves on the national level too.
Very sad, it gets to this point. Lets hope things do not continue to deteriorate.
I hope and pray that it won’t. It would be horrific.
Yeah, not yet