Skip to comments.Dad who died during arrest 'begged for his life'; witness videos seized
Posted on 05/11/2013 9:03:23 AM PDT by redreno
Blood stains are still visible on the sidewalk at the corner of Flower Street and Palm Drive, where a Bakersfield man struggled with as many as nine officers and later died this week.
David Sal Silva, 33 and the father of four young children, died early Wednesday morning after deputies say he fought with them and CHP officers who'd responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man outside Kern Medical Center.
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You’ve got six men there and they have to beat someone in the head until he is unconscious in order to apprehend him?
Sorry folks—pack syndrome in full action here./
Apparently they couldn’t find a dog that needed killing....
So, the only thing this man was ever accused of was public intoxication.
I hope the city controller is ready to start dusting off the checkbook.
Tello said the phone of the first witness was taken after the deputies told him he was either going to give up the phone the easy way or the hard way.
"They basically told him they were either going to keep him at this house all night until they could find a judge to sign a search warrant or he could just turn over his phone," he said.
The witness gave up his phone two hours before he had to get to work and was told by deputies that he could collect his phone the next day after they had extracted the evidence they needed, Tello said.
Cops gone wild.
Tello said the witness was not allowed to go anywhere with her phone and was being quarantined inside her home.
We call this FELONY KIDNAPPING see OJ in Vegas.
A search warrant wasn’t presented to either of the witnesses until after Tello arrived, he said, adding that one phone was seized before the warrant was produced.
the witness never got his phone back,
We Call this ARMED ROBBERY.
People who say they witnessed the incident as well as Silva’s family members described a scene in which deputies essentially were beating a helpless man to death. They were indignant that cellphone video had been taken away by deputies.
And we call this 1st Degree MURDER, every last person involved belongs in PRISON FOR LIFE.
Maybe it is time for a new Cell Phone App that automatically uploads ALL VIDEO TAKEN to Cloud Storage before the Jack Booted thugs STEAL YOUR PROPERTY in an effort to cover up their MURDERS.
Some real tough guys there/s
Does this mean now that if a citizen encounters an intoxicated PUBLIC SERVANT, we can Beat them to DEATH also?? I don not understand why one of the witnesses did not start shooting theses thug criminals to protect this victim .
Living (and dying) in the ObamaNation police state can be tough.
Nuts to that...financial compensation should be taken right out of the hides of the cops themselves...no taxpayer money at all. Let them sell all their earthly posessions to pay the tab...garnish their wages until the day they die. Then maybe the others with itchy billy clubs and firearms will think twice.
Police are there to preserve disorder.
Sadly, most of them have an US against THEM attitude.
Remember folks. Never talk to a pig. Always ask for a lawyer.
I don’t trust them (not very many of them), and I can’t believe so many that say if ordered to bust in homes and confiscate guns the cops wouldn’t do it.
In addition to filing a civil suit, the owner of the phone should find a way to bring a criminal charge of grand larceny against the cop.
Man publicly intoxicated, cops drunk on power... man dead.
I always wonder why it takes so many cops to arrest one person. I can see needed a couple extra for a large or very unruly person, but nine for one person? It doesn’t make sense.
One of these days one of the honest and law abiding citizens will put down their cell phones, and treat the offending criminal element, no matter how they are dressed, like they need to be treated. Whether with a firearm, a vehicle or a posse.
Cops in this country are heavy handed pieces of excrement. I have no use for them. They do very little in the way of solving or preventing crimes. The few cops I have had opportunity to speak with have been among the dumbest people I’ve spoken to
They serve no purpose other than to collect revenue for the state and protect those working for the state from the citizenry they abuse.
There are rarely any consequences for police abuses, yet let a citizen assert their rights and see what happens to them at the hands of these POS.
I would have surrendered the phone within 5 minutes of the request. Of course I would have used that 5 minutes to upload the video to icloud, facebook and twitter along with a situation update.
Isn't this the same jurisdiction as ol' Ed Jagels and his child abuse witch hunts? If so, that "checkbook" has had lots of withdrawals already.
Prayers up for the man’s family.
May justice be done.
Geez. In 1974 we’d see a drunk guy, tell him to get in the car (if h was a danger to himself or others) and take him home. If he gave us any crap we’d kick him in the nuts, take him to jail where he’d sober up and let him go. I think we were Peace Officers then. No Tasers.
Reading this and all the other cop hating threads that pollute Free Republic, that seems like a logical position to take.
“Remember folks. Never talk to a pig. Always ask for a lawyer.”
My 6 and 9 year olds have been told to never voluntarily allow police access to our property, to never agree to entry to our home, to a search, and to never speak with them or answer their questions.
They are to ask for their parents and remain silent.
They have been drilled on how to interact with state agents.
This is how they are now trained:
Act with maximum force first; disregard innocence or nonresistance of target; concoct story later; superiors will justify.
I don't know how new this technique is, but apparently if you videotape the cops misbehaving, they can now take away your phone because it is "evidence" from crime scene. I wonder how often the cops end up "destroying evidence"?
Once every gun in the country is safely in the hands of the government, these guys with badges will become our loving protectors. Nothing to worry about.
Watch the Wayer Town videos on youtube.
I hope the district attorney is dusting off the law books, and put those cops in prison for assault, manslaughter, or any other charge they can be convicted of. At least, the cops should never be allowed into law enforcement ever again.
They went totally nuts in this case. The badge has no such power to harm a citizen except in defense of another, and these cops went way beyond the limits of their authority.
Just my opinion, for what it is worth.
“I bet you love listening to Hip-Hop all day.”
Can’t stand the genre. Nor can I stand feaux Freepers attempting to impersonate someone with a thought.
It won't be called "gun confiscation," it will be done for "public safety," which makes it OK.
You just sound like every cop-hating, ‘snitches wind up in ditches’, CIA invented AIDS, Malcolm X wannabe that I was confused.
I'll go along with that.
i know at least one app exists.
It SEEMS like a lot of DA's throw these cases. That's perfect, because the juries get the blame. In my area, a cop flipped out and gunned down a lady and got three years for manslaughter.
And in Maryland, off duty cops killed a man with Down Syndrome. After public outrage, they couldn't even get the grand jury to charge them. If they were "ham sandwiches" they'd be on trial for murder!
YOU sound ike the guy who begs for an extensive cavity search from every cop, metermaid, TSAtwit or jackbooted thug you encounter.
What has gone wrong with this country? I was not raised or taught to treat people in that fashion. So the guy was drunk, pick him up, take him to jail to sober up and release him the following morning.
Our country is developing an all-pervasive anger management problem at the very least.
I don’t either but the first batch of them that gets wasted by a trained individual and the jack booted cowards will back down.
Yea, maybe the police should have to watch Andy Griffin as part of their training. Even Barney Fife didn’t kill the town drunk.
The country has changed and not in a good way. It is truly sad to witness.
My encounters with them have been when reporting a hit-and-run on a motorcyclist I witnessed while I was walking to vote, reporting another hit-and-run on my own parked car and while riding my bike home from a fast food restaurant. Each time there was nothing they could do about the crimes, but for some reason I was the one being questioned like I was the perp. Even when stopped on my bicycle they were demanding my social security number "to make sure you don't have any warrants" and making sure I "had no weapons for our safety". Hey, got nothing to hide, why worry, right?
Police don't prevent crime and it doesn't seem like they care to solve them either. Small towns might be different where people know each other and they are still Peace Officers, but in any big city in America, I'll steer clear, thanks. Well, they did at least notify me when my two stolen cars were found, I guess I can give them credit for that.
But it was made crystal clear when those two young cops were questioning me about my bike that they were fishing for anything they could find to charge me with. See, I was just a criminal that had yet to be discovered.
” Sorry folkspack syndrome in full action here./”
I usually trace it to Roe vs Wade. But, it might go further back than that.
Tomorrow, we are going to be treated to countless stories of "heroic" mothers making the "sacrifice" of spending Mother's Day @ war while their infant children grow up motherless. And we accept this.
So, I think we're seeing the fruits of 100 years of the state's war on the family and faith.
You make an excellent point.
I have argued that in the years to come, the Roe decision will be viewed as one of the worst, if not the single worst, decision ever delivered by the US Supreme Court.
Did you give them your SS# to avoid being beaten and arrested?
Can’t do that today, Lawyers would lose too much money on drunk driving cases and Madd Mothers would crap all over themselves.