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  • Cincinatti prosecutor has released video of shooting he calls 'the most asinine act' made by a cop

    07/29/2015 7:53:44 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Harrison Jacobs
    A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop. In conjunction with the indictment, Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters released a video of the shooting from the body camera of the shooting officer, Ray Tensing. “This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make,” said Deters during a news conference. “It’s an absolute tragedy in 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless. He lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldn’t get...
  • [AZ] cop illegally enters home, arrests naked woman: ‘I was in the shower! What is wrong with you?’

    07/17/2015 12:42:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    An Arizona cop barged into a woman’s home while she was in the shower and handcuffed her as she stood naked and sopping wet, according to a lawsuit. Officer Doug Rose lectured an unclothed, sobbing Esmeralda Rossi in front of her daughter and told her he was in charge, even though she was in her own home. Even as an investigation determined that Rose illegally entered the home, the policeman managed to retire and start collecting his pension. -snip- “Don’t take the attitude with cops, because we don’t play,” Rose said. “When a cop shows up, you’re not the one...
  • Family, survivor call for federal probe of police shooting

    07/15/2015 3:14:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 67 replies ^ | 07/15/2015 | AP By BRIAN MELLEY and AMANDA LEE MYERS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by police in suburban Los Angeles called for a federal civil rights investigation into the police department involved Wednesday, saying newly released video of the shooting raises significant questions. Newly released videos of the shooting show Diaz-Zeferino with his palms open at waist level when officers shoot him eight times. A second man who had his hands up, Eutiquio Acevedo-Mendez, survived a gunshot wound to the back.
  • Sign inside Baltimore police van under investigation

    07/02/2015 4:36:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies ^ | 5:17 PM EDT Jul 02, 2015 | By Kate Amara
    BALTIMORE —The Baltimore City Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a WBAL-TV 11 News viewer shared four photographs of a sign inside a city police wagon. The photos show the doors of the parked police van left open. On the inside of the back door is a sign, attached or possibly stenciled on, that reads: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" The pictures were taken Tuesday near the Central District Police Station on Baltimore Street.
  • Corrections Officer Gene Palmer Gave Prison Escapees Paint and Tools in Exchange for Art

    06/25/2015 7:50:46 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    A veteran New York state corrections officer rolled out the red carpet for two convicted murderers who have made a spectacular prison break -- giving them art supplies, tools and access to the catwalks behind the walls of their cell to do electrical work, stunning court documents say. Gene Palmer, 57, of Dannemora, was arrested Wednesday and hit with promoting prison contraband and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor in connection with the "Shawshank Redemption"-style June 6 escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility
  • Los Angeles sheriff's deputies found guilty in jail beating

    06/25/2015 7:45:01 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies ^ | 06/24/2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were convicted Wednesday in federal court in the beating of a bloody, handcuffed jail visitor and an attempt to cover it up. Sgt. Eric Gonzalez and deputies Sussie Ayala and Fernando Luviano were found guilty of deprivation of civil rights and falsification of records in the 2011 beating of Gabriel Carrillo. Gonzalez and Ayala were also convicted of conspiracy to violate constitutional rights. The three face at least six years in prison when sentenced Nov. 2. "An individual who carries a badge and a gun and who uses their authority...
  • Arkansas Cops Caught on Video Assaulting Blind Man Before Lying on Arrest Report

    06/15/2015 11:33:06 AM PDT · by redreno · 47 replies ^ | 06/14/2015 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A blind man in Arkansas sustained a back injury after being assaulted by Little Rock police who failed to identify themselves before lying about the incident. After missing the bus from his job at Lighthouse for the Blind on June 1, Eric Wilson was walking home when he was approached by police and ordered to walk over to them. Wilson is legally blind and says that he can only see shadows. He complied, despite not knowing if he was about to be robbed or about to be confronted with actual police officers as they did not identify themselves.
  • High school principal loses job after defending Texas officer

    06/11/2015 7:17:26 AM PDT · by redreno · 44 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 - 12:04am | REUTERS
    A Florida high school principal has been removed from his job after commenting online in support of the Texas police officer who resigned after a video surfaced showing him manhandling a black bikini-clad teenager and pulling his gun on other black teens, according to officials and local media. Miami-Dade County Public Schools said in a brief statement on Wednesday that North Miami Senior High School principal Alberto Iber had been removed. It added a replacement would be announced shortly. The statement did not specify what prompted the move, but stated that district employees “are required to conduct themselves, both personally...
  • Crowley PD out of control?

    06/10/2015 7:56:29 AM PDT · by redreno · 30 replies ^ | 06/09/2015 | By Patrick Flanagan
    On May 25, officers with the Crowley Police Department busted through the front door as a family was sitting down for Sunday dinner. Footage from an officer’s body cam was eventually leaked to the press, showing the home’s owners, well-known attorneys J. Clay LeJeune and his wife Mitzi Mayeaux, engaged in a dispute with the officers. It quickly turned ugly, with LeJeune receiving the business end of one officer’s Tazer. Both were arrested and later indicted by an Acadia Parish grand jury on charges of public intimidation, retaliation and resisting an officer with force of violence.
  • Owner of house blown apart by SWAT says: 'This is an abomination. This is an atrocity'

    06/05/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 127 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | Phil Tenser, Anne Trujillo, Alan Stedman
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - "There was one gunman with a handgun and they chose to turn this house into something that resembles Osama Bin Laden's compound." Leo Lech is more than a little upset, and he is not afraid to express it with colorful language. After all, the house he purchased for his son now has gaping holes where it once had walls and windows. Past the exposed studs and insulation of the condemned structure, you can see artwork on the wall of a 9-year-old boy's bedroom. "In any civilized nation ... this is the act of paramilitary thugs," he...
  • Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

    06/08/2015 8:53:11 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former North Charleston police officer was indicted on a murder charge Monday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was running away from the officer after a traffic stop. The shooting April 4 was captured on video by a bystander and showed officer Michael Slager firing eight times as 50-year-old Walter Scott ran away. The shooting rekindled an ongoing national debate about the treatment of black suspects at the hands of white officers
  • Video of officers breaking up pool party in Texas sparks outrage [in the media]

    06/08/2015 5:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/15 | Faith Karimi and Ashley Fantz
    he outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for the officer's dismissal were swift and loud... The approximately seven-minute video shows officers trying to gain control of a group of teenagers at the pool. A few minutes into the video, an officer throws a 14-year-old girl wearing a bikini to the ground and shoves her head down. Two teenage boys approach; the officer pulls out his gun and chases them away. He then grabs the girl's arm as he re-holsters his gun.
  • Texas Police Officer Suspended After Pulling Weapon On Teens During Pool Party

    06/07/2015 9:12:22 AM PDT · by redreno · 71 replies ^ | Jun. 7, 2015, at 8:20 a.m. | David Mack
    A police officer in McKinney, Texas, has been suspended from duties after being filmed aggressively handcuffing, and then pulling a weapon on, a group of black teens following an “incident” at a local pool party on Friday night.
  • Chicago votes to pay millions over police torture

    05/07/2015 9:54:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 17 replies ^ | /May 6, 2015, 7:14 PM | Dean Reynolds
    CHICAGO -- Jon Burge is an old man now, but he was once one of the most feared cops in Chicago, the master of a detective unit that allegedly tortured criminal suspects for decades. Operating out of the notorious Area 2 headquarters, Burge and his men were accused of choking, shocking, burning and beating people -- most of them African-Americans -- until they confessed. Chicago's city council voted Wednesday to pay $5.5 million to victims of police torture that date back from the 1970s into the '90s. The city has already spent more than $100 million after losing some lawsuits...
  • Mugshots of 6 Baltimore police officers charged RUINS liberal race narrative!

    05/01/2015 6:20:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 115 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/1/2015 | soopermexican
    Thousands of black people are happily celebrating the decision announced today to charge six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but they may be disappointed when they find out that three of the six are African-American! .@Baltimorepolice release photos of the six officers charged in the #FreddieGray case >> — (@wbaltv11) May 1, 2015 And the bottom left is the driver, who was the only person charged with murder. So black people are celebrating that three blacks have been charged in the death of a black drug dealer, because they want to defeat racism. Yeah that...
  • Baltimore Police Overcharged, Likely to be Dismissed (How or when the fatal injury occurred?)

    05/01/2015 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies ^ | 05/01/2014 | staff
    The charges against six Baltimore Police officers in the case of a death caused by an alleged “80 percent severed” spine may go too far, and some are likely to be dismissed by a judge and/or fail if there is ever a trial, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, because of at least two important factors: causation and divided responsibility. --snip-- Since the statement of probable cause read by Baltimore lead prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby did not include any explanation of exactly how or when the fatal injury occurred, it may be difficult to establish that any of the...
  • When You See How Close MD’s Prosecutor Is to Freddie Gray’s Attorney, You’ll Understand the Concerns

    05/01/2015 5:13:26 PM PDT · by yuffy · 29 replies
    ijreview ^ | (4 HOURS AGO) | BY MICHELLE RAY
    Maryland State’s Attorney and chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, announced charges on Friday morning against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Now, Mosby is facing scrutiny over her political ties to the city and close relationship with Billy Murphy, the attorney representing the Gray family. According to a report by the Daily Mail, concerns about the close ties have been raised by Baltimore defense attorney, Warren Brown. Prior to the announced charges, Brown said that Mosby was under intense pressure to issue an indictment in the case: “I think she has too much pressure to not indict, from...
  • Marilyn Mosby Called For Special Prosecutor In Michael Brown Case But Refuses Calls For Recusal

    05/01/2015 5:16:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Marilyn Mosby, the Maryland state attorney for Baltimore who on Friday announced charges against six city police officers for the death of Freddie Gray, said last year that a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown “breaks [her] heart” and that a special prosecutor should have been appointed to handle the case.The revelation comes as Mosby is being asked to recuse herself and appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case against six Baltimore police officers now charged with a range of crimes in the death of 25-year-old Freddie...
  • The Baltimore Six – Three Black, Three White, Officers – Detail Charges and Bail Information….

    05/01/2015 6:14:46 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 101 replies ^ | May 1, 2015 | sundance
    Alan Dershowitz responds to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby saying her decision was entirely based on politics and “crowd control.” Dershowitz said “this is a very sad day for justice” and that Mosby acted out of a “desire to prevent riots.” It will be “virtually impossible,” he predicted, for the six officers involved to get a fair trial. ...
  • Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby Is Presenting A Potemkin Village To A Racial Audience….

    05/01/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 30 replies ^ | May 1, 2015 | sundance
    There’s a big legal leap being made by Marilyn Mosby all the way to intentional killing. Charging the driver of the transport van with murder is a considerable leap based on currently available information. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby is playing a dangerous game of racially motivated political and legal theatrics. The construct of her Probable Cause Affidavit (as presented)is filled with misleading information, manipulation and obtuse political talking points. Here’s a transcript of her entire PCA as spoken – This is where readers have to comprehend that Mrs. Mosby is playing a dangerous political game. The officers have not been...
  • Officers Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death, State’s Attorney Said Arrest Was Illegal [Knife Was Legal]

    05/01/2015 2:03:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 51 replies
    WJZ, CBS Baltimore ^ | May 1, 2015 | Derek Valcourt
    City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby says Freddie Gray received his critical injuries in Baltimore police custody and has charged all six officers involved in his death...“Lt. Rice, Officer Nero and Officer Miller failed to establish probable cause for Mr. Gray’s arrest, as no crime had been committed by Mr. Gray,” Mosby said...They found a knife clipped inside his pants packet — the knife was not a switchblade and is lawful under Maryland law, she said.
  • Sheriff Clarke: Charge against cops a 'miscarriage of justice'

    05/01/2015 3:19:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-1-15 | Alex Griswold
    In an interview with Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke dismissed the charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of African-American man Freddie Grey as “political justice” and “a miscarriage of justice.” CLARKE: It’s a miscarriage of justice. This neophyte prosecutor stood up there and made a political statement, Neil, and I say that because she chanting or voicing some of the chants from this angry mob. Her job is to tune that out. She said, ‘I hear the voices.’ She is not supposed to hear anything as she reviews this case...
  • Baltimore Officer Accused in Freddie Gray Death Served as 'Outstanding & Dedicated' Firefighter

    05/01/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies ^ | 05/01/2015 | By Dan Stamm
    A Baltimore Police officer facing decades in prison if convicted for his role in the death of Freddie Gray has ties to South Jersey. Officer Edward Nero served as a member of the Washington Township Fire Department in Gloucester County for a decade, said township Fire Chief John Hoffman.
  • Freddie Gray's Stepfather: Family Satisfied With Charges Against 6 Officers

    05/01/2015 2:39:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/1
    The stepfather of Freddie Gray said the family is satisfied with prosecutors charging six police officers involved in Gray's arrest. "These charges are an important step in getting justice for Freddie," Richard Shipley said, speaking on behalf of the Gray family. Prosecutors said Gray died after suffering a critical spine injury in the back of a police wagon. Shipley also called for peace in Baltimore, saying the last thing that Freddie would want is to see people of Baltimore lose their jobs and businesses because of his death. "We ask that whomever come to our city, a city that we...
  • Prosecutor To Protesters: "I Heard Your Calls Of No Justice No Peace"

    05/01/2015 2:46:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies ^ | May 1, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that six officers will face multiple charges for the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.
  • Second man in police transport van speaks out

    05/01/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Katya · 20 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 4/30/2015 | Jayne Miller
    West Baltimore resident Donta Allen, 22, was the second man loaded into the police van near the end of the run on April 12. He raised controversy with what he told police because he told them something he really he had to speculate on because he wouldn't have known for sure.
  • Baltimore police prisoner transport under scrutiny after past death, possible policy violation

    BALTIMORE – People in Baltimore and other cities accuse police of sometimes giving prisoners an extra-rough "nickel ride" — a reference to amusement rides that once cost a nickel. Now, the safety of people in Baltimore's police vans is under scrutiny because of a past death and a new fatal injury, one that came after police failed to put a seat belt on a passenger. One of those, Dondi Johnson, died of a fractured spine in 2005 two weeks after he was arrested for urinating in a public street and transported by van. Johnson's family won a $7.4 million judgment...
  • Live Thread: Baltimore City State's Attorney Press Confernce on Freddie Gray

    05/01/2015 7:49:25 AM PDT · by kristinn · 100 replies
    Friday, May 1, 2015 | Kristinn
    <p>Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby ruled Freddie Gray's death to be a homicide.</p>
  • Latest on Police-Custody Death: Officers Expected at Jail

    05/01/2015 10:28:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 1, 2015
    The sheriff's office says it expects the six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death to turn themselves in at the Baltimore jail hours after charges were announced. Maj. Samuel Cogen with the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office said Friday that his agency was processing arrest warrants for the six police officers. The city's chief prosecutor announced the charges earlier Friday.
  • Prisoner in van said Freddie Gray was ‘banging against the walls’ during ride

    04/29/2015 6:38:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 144 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29/15 | Peter Hermann
    A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to an investigative document obtained by The Washington Post. The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who...
  • Freddie Gray's death ruled a homicide, police officers charged

    05/01/2015 8:17:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 181 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/01/2015
    Prosecutors ruled that Freddie Gray's death was a homicide. Friday morning, State attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that all six officers involved in the incident have been charged and warrants are out for their arrests. "Six officers are each facing multiple charges, including manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment: Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer William Porter, Officer Garrett Miller, Officer Edward Nero and Officer Caesar Goodson," The Baltimore Sun reports. "Goodson, who drove the van, has been charged with second-degree murder." Mosby described how police arrested Gray on no grounds, violated police procedures by cuffing his hands...
  • Baltimore prosecutor: Probable cause to file criminal charges in Gray’s death

    05/01/2015 7:56:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 561 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-1-15 | Lynh Bui and Dana Hedgpeth
    State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday she has probable cause to file criminal charges in the much publicized death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died while in police custody. Six officers, including a lieutenant and a sergeant, have been suspended after the incident. Gray suffered a spinal injury and died after riding in a police transport van that made several stops. On Thursday, Baltimore’s police officials said they turned over their initial report to prosecutors — a day earlier than expected.
  • Seventh officer refuses to testify in trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

    04/17/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ida Lieszkovszky
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A seventh police officer invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Thursday in the voluntary manslaughter trial of fellow Cleveland officer Michael Brelo. Officer Erin O'Donnell, who participated in the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shootings that resulted in charges against Brelo, entered the courtroom with her attorney, Mark Stanton. Prosecutors asked her if she had told investigators the "whole story" of what happened on the night of Nov. 29, 2012, at which point O'Donnell invoked her Fifth Amendment right. After brief discussion, Judge John P. O'Donnell agreed that since the officer was present and fired...
  • Many Conservatives are Blowing it on the Ferguson DOJ Report

    03/23/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Kaled · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | 03-15-2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    I took the time over the weekend to read the entirety of the 102-page Department of Justice report on the Ferguson PD ("FPD"). I cannot recommend highly enough that you do the same. During the course of this reading, I intentionally read it with as jaundiced of an eye towards the Department of Justice as possible. I intentionally disregarded all commentary regarding what the DOJ investigators reported that they saw, and also all of their reported interviews of the citizens of Ferguson and FPD officers. I decided to say to myself, let's assume that everything DOJ says is a lie,...
  • Charges dropped against Sunset Park teen after videos show cops lied

    03/06/2015 12:00:05 PM PST · by redreno · 28 replies ^ | March 5, 2015 | By Max Jaeger
    Another Sunset Park resident is vindicated after prosecutors dropped charges that video of the incident proved were trumped-up. Prosecutors dismissed charges that 17-year-old Enrique Del Rosario assaulted a police officer on June 8. Cops pinched Del Rosario last summer as he filmed them arresting revelers during Puerto Rican Day festivities on Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park. They beat Del Rosario and then tried to make him look like the aggressor, his lawyer said.
  • Friend of man shot by Volusia Co. deputy calls killing 'murder'

    03/06/2015 8:32:54 AM PST · by redreno · 34 replies ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | unknown
    Authorities have identified a man who died after being shot in the face by a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened while deputies served a search warrant for drugs in Deltona, authorities said. Deputies said they were serving the warrant in a home on Maybrook Drive when Derek Cruice, 26, advanced on a member of the SWAT team who was entering the residence. "The search warrant was a narcotics search warrant. It's been an ongoing narcotic investigation," said Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson. At 6:32 a.m., Deputy Todd Raible, 36, opened fire one time, shooting Cruice...
  • Cop Assaults Man for Filming Brutality, Stomps Phone to Destroy Evidence — Video Survived

    Amherst, MA– University of Massachusetts Amherst student, Thomas Donovan, who is majoring in legal studies and had planned to become a Massachusetts State Trooper, has filed a lawsuit alleging his civil rights were violated after he was pepper sprayed, assaulted, and arrested for filming police brutality. The officer also repeatedly stomped on his cellphone in an attempt to destroy the evidence and cover up the crime- but the video survived.
  • Video appears to show elderly man tasered by police

    02/25/2015 7:18:05 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies ^ | 02/24/2015 | By KRISTEN DESILVA
    A video posted to YouTube this week shows what appeared to be an elderly man being tasered by police with his hands up. The video, reportedly taken near Key West, Fla., shows two officers and an unidentified man during a traffic stop. The apparently older man slowly leaves his car with his hands raised and is tasered by one of the officers. Little is known about the incident in the video, which was originally taken down. An edited version of the video was uploaded Monday by a blog run by Info Wars.
  • The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

    02/24/2015 2:14:25 PM PST · by NRx · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 Feb 2015 | Spencer Ackerman
    The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.
  • Florida Cop Drags Mentally Ill Woman Through Courthouse Like a Suitcase

    02/24/2015 2:09:59 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/24/2015 | Emily Shire
    Just minutes after being declared mentally incompetent, a shackled Dasyl Jeanette Rios was tugged by her feet down a courthouse hallway. “All I wanted to do was sob for a few minutes. Cry. I wanted to cry for a few minutes because my life is in your hands,” Dasyl Jeanette Rios said, wailing, as she was pulled by a Broward Sheriff’s deputy with her feet shackled through a Florida courthouse on Monday. The 28-year-old woman had just been declared mentally incompetent before she was dragged like a suitcase through the hallways by Christopher Johnson. The disturbing incident was captured on...
  • BREAKING: Cop Throws Elderly Man Down, Slaps Him in the Face, For Trying to Use a Restroom

    02/24/2015 2:03:58 PM PST · by redreno · 92 replies ^ | 02/23/2015 | By Cassandra Rules
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL– A video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday shows Fort Lauderdale police officer Victor Ramirez harassing and assaulting an elderly gentleman at the Broward Bus Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The man is not being aggressive or threatening in any way when he is shoved to the ground and slapped by the officer. The man was reportedly trying to use the bus terminal’s restroom. “The guy didn’t raise his hand to the officer at all,” a witness told Local 10 News. “The officer just knocked him down with his hands. The guy was defenseless.”
  • US prisons outsource inmate healthcare to private companies. My son died in their care

    02/24/2015 7:54:55 AM PST · by redreno · 86 replies ^ | 02/24/2015 | Tomi Lynn Harris
    One pill. I lost my son over one pill. On the first Saturday in January this year, my son arrived at the Allegheny County Jail in Pennsylvania. On Monday – not long after midnight – he was declared dead by Mercy Hospital. If the guards and the Corizon staff (a for-profit correctional healthcare company) at the hospital had been willing to provide him with the medicine that he needed to stay alive, he would not have died. You see, my son had seizures. The last major seizure he had was so bad that he bit off a piece of his...
  • Man shot by South Carolina state trooper receives $285,000 settlement

    02/04/2015 8:17:27 AM PST · by redreno · 13 replies ^ | February 3, 2015 | By Allen Wallace
    The state of South Carolina has paid $285,000 to a man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper at a Columbia gas station last September. Levar Jones was wounded Sept. 5 by then-trooper Sean Groubert after being pulled over for a seat belt violation on Broad River Road. Jones was unarmed, and an investigation determined the shooting was unwarranted. Groubert fired four shots at Jones, hitting him once. The incident was captured on video from Groubert’s patrol car. Groubert was fired from his job as a trooper, arrested and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated...
  • Video shows Seattle cop arresting elderly black man using golf club as cane

    01/30/2015 8:47:07 AM PST · by redreno · 100 replies ^ | January 29 at 7:53 PM | By Elahe Izadi
    William Wingate had been standing on a busy Seattle street corner in July, leaning on a golf club he uses as a cane, when a police cruiser pulled up and the officer inside yelled at Wingate to “put that down.” The resulting exchange — in which the officer claims that Wingate swung the club at her after she asked him to “shut it down” before she arrested him – was captured on the cruiser’s dashboard camera, the footage of which Seattle Police released this week as it apologized for the 2014 incident. The response to that video prompted Seattle Police...
  • S.F. public defender detained outside court, office outraged

    A San Francisco deputy public defender was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at the Hall of Justice after she asked why city police officers were questioning her client outside a courtroom, the public defender’s office said Wednesday. Attorney Jami Tillotson was handcuffed to a bar in a Southern Police Station holding area located at the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. for an hour following what public defender’s office spokeswoman Tamara Barak Aparton called “blatant intimidation” by several police officers. Police officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Tillotson’s client had just made an appearance in Department...
  • Police union to state lawmakers: Don't mess with no-knock warrants(GA)

    01/22/2015 10:15:22 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 51 replies
    WTOC.COM ^ | 1/21/2015 | Bernard Watson
    ATLANTA-Carrie Mills is a retired Atlanta Police officer with 30 years on the job - primarily in APD's drug unit. Mills is now a union rep for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. She considers herself an expert on search warrants, particularly no knock warrants, which allows officers to enter a structure without knocking first. Mills says no-knock warrants helped close a lot of cases while she was an officer. "If we knock and announced, all evidence is going to be destroyed," Mills said. State Sen. Vincent Fort, (D-39), has announced plans to introduce a bill that would make it...
  • Charges sought against Albuquerque cops in shooting: police

    01/12/2015 12:09:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/12/15
    (Reuters) - Prosecutors in New Mexico are seeking murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers in connection with the 2014 shooting death of a homeless man, which sparked protests in the city, police said on Monday. Former Albuquerque police detective Keith Sandy and current officer Dominique Perez could face murder charges linked to the March 16 killing of mentally ill homeless man James Boyd, police spokesman Tanner Tixier said. That shooting prompted protests sharply critical of the Albuquerque police department, which the federal government found has used excessive, even deadly, force against civilians. It is now facing reforms and is...
  • Tea Party Mom Wins 1.12 MILLION After Saying Cop Called Her A ” TEABAGGER”!!

    01/05/2015 8:02:15 AM PST · by redreno · 37 replies ^ | 01/03/2015 | unknown
    A Long Island Tea Party member is getting the last laugh after being awarded 1.12 million dollars in compensatory damages. Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, was arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. She claimed that she was ​only ​arrested during the incident because she belonged to the Tea Party. She intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”
  • Local Georgia police chief 'shoots wife by mistake'

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