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  • Schizophrenic man armed only with pellet gun 'had no face after being shot 80 times' by Texas cops

    09/03/2014 10:11:12 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 104 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    A man killed by police officers in Texas on Saturday was armed only with a pellet gun and was shot more than 80 times, leaving him with 'no face', family members said. The Laredo Police Department said it placed six officers who allegedly opened fire on Jose Walter Garza on administrative duties pending an internal investigation, media reported. The incident, much of which was recorded on a surveillance camera, took place outside a truck stop on Saturday at around 2 am.
  • Horrifying moment San Diego deputy pulls a woman out of her car and down to the ground on a traffic

    06/21/2014 9:40:04 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 161 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    A video uploaded online shows a woman pulled to the ground, handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle after she asked a San Diego deputy to identify himself during a traffic stop. The video shows San Diego Sheriff's Department deputies walking toward Bana Mouwakeh's silver Volkswagen on October 11 of last year, 10 News reported. Mouwakeh is heard saying to Deputy Agustin Rosas Verion, 'I want your full name.' She grabs his traffic vest in order to see his ID tag. ...As I was explaining to Mouwakeh the citation, she reached out the driver's side window, grabbed...
  • Family of Purcellville [Va] teen killed by police demands answers

    05/27/2014 6:43:37 PM PDT · by deks · 53 replies
    WTTG FOX 5 DC ^ | May 26, 2014 | Sherri Ly
    PURCELLVILLE, Va. - The family of a Purcellville teen killed by police want answers. They believe he didn't have to die. Police were called for help Saturday afternoon because 17-year-old Christian Sierra was suicidal. Instead, an officer shot him dead. His parents say he was crying out for help and that police were too quick to shoot and kill. His family said Christian was depressed, but not violent. He was at a friend's house and became suicidal. So they called 911 for help. When Purcellville police arrived, he was armed with a knife. According to a witness, Christian came around...
  • Machine Gun-Toting SWAT Team Blindsides Innocent Old Man, PUMMELS Him

    05/19/2014 10:43:02 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2014 | Eric Owens
    A rural northwest Iowa man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that he was brutally pummeled by a SWAT team after a relative made false harassment allegations against him Instead of speaking with the retaliatory relative, the sheriff’s department in Pottawattamie County, Iowa (pop. 92,913) sent close to a dozen members of its SWAT team to the home of John Hytrek. Hytrek, 52, was working on a tractor in his driveway when the heavily armed policemen jumped out of a van. He had previously warned the relative, who sports a prior conviction for uttering false...
  • Veteran Stopped for No Front License Plate, Beat to Death by 5 Cops

    05/19/2014 4:37:00 PM PDT · by eccentric · 174 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | May 19, 2014 | Dean Garrison
    On Mother’s Day Tommy Yancy, father of two, was pulled over for not having a front license plate. What transpired beyond that point is not totally clear, but his injuries resulted in his death. Yancy, 32, was a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. There has been almost zero media coverage of the incident. A local publication, Imperial Valley Press, offers only a sidenote about his family raising money for his memorial and this: The 32-year-old Yancy died following an altercation with law enforcement during a traffic stop May 11 in Imperial. The circumstances around the death and the traffic...
  • 7th Circuit upholds warrantless entry, seizure of gun rights activist

    05/14/2014 9:55:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 05/13/2014 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Milwaukee police who forced their way into a gun rights advocate's home without a warrant, took her for an emergency mental evaluation and seized her gun were justified under the circumstances and protected from her civil rights claims, a federal appeals court has ruled. "The intrusions upon Sutterfield's privacy were profound," Judge Ilana Rovner wrote for three-judge panel. "At the core of the privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment is the right to be let alone in one's home." But the court also found, that on the other hand, "There is no suggestion that (police) acted for any reason other...
  • Ohio man who was shot in eye with Taser at traffic stop is suing police

    05/13/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT · by deks · 56 replies (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    Last May, Kelly was asleep in the passenger seat when his friend was pulled over for drunken driving on Interstate 71 between Cincinnati and Columbus, according to The Columbus Dispatch. When Ohio State Trooper Bryan Cook woke Kelly, he was startled and began flailing his arms, according to the lawsuit. Fayette County Deputy Clinton Sines then drew his Taser, opened the passenger door and shouted for Cook to get out of the truck and show his hands as he grabbed the back of Kelly's sweatshirt and tried to pull him out, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit says Sines was apparently...

    05/07/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 88 replies
    AP ^ | May 7, 2014
    <p>A 93-year-old Central Texas woman was fatally shot at her home by a police officer when after she allegedly brandished a gun, the Hearne Police Department said Wednesday.</p> <p>Pearlie Golden, a longtime resident of Hearne who was affectionately known to her neighbors as Ms. Sully, was shot Tuesday night by Officer Steven Stem, Robertson County District Attorney Coty Siegert said. Stem was responding to a 911 call about a disturbance involving a woman with a gun.</p>
  • Michigan Drug 'Mule' Leo Sharp Gets 3 Years on 90th Birthday

    05/07/2014 6:22:29 PM PDT · by workerbee · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/7/14 | Hasani Gittens
    **SNIP** Leo Sharp was hauling 104 bricks of cocaine (over 200 pounds) on a highway near Chelsea, Mich., when he was pulled over in 2011 for an illegal lane change. **SNIP** Sharp received numerous decorations for valor for his service with the Army's 88th Infantry during its nearly year-long march through Italy to Austria in 1944 and 1945, military records show.
  • Dash-cam footage released from scene where Kentucky deputy shot woman, 19, to death outside party

    04/29/2014 6:11:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 100 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/29/14 | Philip Caulfield
    Police in northern Kentucky have released dash-cam footage from the scene where a deputy shot a 19-year-old woman to death as she left an outdoor party in her car over the weekend. The footage, shot from inside Boone County Sheriff Deputy Tyler Brockman's cruiser, does not show Brockman firing four bullets through Samantha Ramsey's windshield after she alleged rammed him on a road outside Hebron early Saturday. It only shows Brockman approaching Ramsey's car and her appearing to drive away. Moments later, a plume of smoke enters the frame and bystanders can be seen weeping in horror. Boone County authorities...
  • Tennessee police officer choked unconscious an unresisting student (photos) (edited)

    04/27/2014 3:20:40 PM PDT · by coloradan · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 April 2014 | ALEX GREIG
    A Knoxville photographer has captured a police officer on camera using what looks like excessive and unnecessary force on a college student. The sequence of photographs show the young man complying with Knox County deputies as they lead him to a police van at the University of Tennessee, before an officer uses two hands to choke the student until he is unconscious. The young man was arrested during a wild college party celebrating after a week of finals that spilled out onto the street on Saturday night. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Pizza Guy Shot By Philly Cops Is ‘Great Neighbor’ Who Works Two Jobs

    04/26/2014 2:14:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Philip Caufield
    Philippe Holland was described by neighbors as a friendly, hardworking young man who held two jobs, including the pizza delivery gig. Court records showed he was arrested last week for simple assault for chucking a cellphone at his girlfriend.A pizza delivery guy who was shot by two plainclothes Philadelphia cops was working two jobs to put himself through school and a kind, considerate neighbor, people who know him said. "He was a great neighbor, I love that … you couldn't ask for a nicer neighbor," Roy Taylor, who lived on shooting victim Philippe Holland's block in Upper Darby, Pa., told...
  • Obama’s Civilian Police Army Now Includes Officers in Military-Style Grass Camouflage (Video)

    04/24/2014 11:51:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    It’s not just the armored police vehicles… The Lewiston, Maine police department unveiled the MARCbot IV, or Multi-Functional Agile Remote Controlled Robot, fresh from the U.S. Army and complete with an Xbox controller. The vehicle and the robot were free to the LPD from the Obama administration as a reallocation of military surplus.Meanwhile, the Elgin City Council will consider a police department proposal to purchase an armored vehicle like this one to use in dangerous situationsElgin, Illinois will vote this week to approve the police department’s request for an armored vehicle.Then there’s this…Police departments across the nation are recruiting potential...
  • LAPD Seeks Good Samaritan Who Helped Friend Prior To His Death

    02/06/2014 11:06:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies ^ | February 6, 2014 8:57 AM
    PANORAMA CITY ( — Detectives Thursday sought the public’s help in identifying a Good Samaritan who carried his friend to an emergency room before he died. The Good Samaritan was caught on surveillance in the early morning hours of Jan. 31 at the Kaiser Hospital in Panorama City, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was carrying the limp body of 19-year-old Ricardo Saiija, of North Hollywood, who was later pronounced dead by doctors. “The Good Samaritan is not a suspect,” said Det. Gretchen Schultz. “We know the helpful friend was distraught over Ricardo’s situation, but he left the hospital...
  • Elderly man calls for ambulance, violent cops beat him instead

    04/22/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 60 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4-21-14 | Robby Soave
    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...
  • Police beat up entire wedding party, ruin pro baseball player’s career

    04/20/2014 2:04:31 PM PDT · by null and void · 72 replies
    PSUSA ^ | April 19, 2014 | Amanda Lankford and Gil O'Balle
    A dozen wedding guests were beaten, tased, pepper sprayed, and arrested. GALVESTON, TX — More than a dozen wedding guests were brutalized by police officers during a raid on a wedding party at a hotel. Cops fired tasers, used batons, and generously applied pepper spray to the guests of a bride and groom hours after their wedding. Among them was former pro-baseball star Brandon Backe, who said the shoulder injuries that he received from police caused his pitching career to end. After causing a gaping head wound, bruises, hair pulled out, a broken nose, and pepper spray on numerous individuals,...
  • "They know we're coming." With piss-poor operational security, Feds flood the zone at Las Vegas

    04/20/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 4/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    <p>"They know, Chuck, they know. They know we're coming." -- ATF undercover agent Robert Rodriguez to raid commander Chuck Sarabyn, 28 February 1993, one hour before the raid on the Branch Davidians.</p> <p>"It is of no concern. Soon the Rebellion will be crushed."</p>
  • Deputy Shoots Himself in Leg While Trying to Kill Family Dog

    04/19/2014 5:30:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies ^ | april 18, 2014 | dan cannon
    If there is one law enforcement trend that I absolutely cannot stand or abide it is the killing of family pets by law enforcement officers. Generally speaking these incidents are completely uncalled for and in most cases the animal represents no real harm to police officers. I understand that there are rare occurences when a dog might viciously attack an officer and true self defense may come into play, but I’m tired of hearing about animals that were killed because they “appear aggressive” or “barked aggressively”. In this case, a family dog was nearly shot by a Riverside County, CA...
  • Lakeland (FL) SWAT Team Puts New Ride Into Action (Blow out windows on house no one was in)

    04/19/2014 6:19:28 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 78 replies
    THE LEDGER ^ | Saturday, April 19, 2014 | Stephanie Allen
    Lakeland Police SWAT team officers looking for stolen motorcycles tried out their newest technologies Friday evening while serving a search warrant on a house in South Lakeland. Police said detectives have been investigating motorcycle thefts in Polk, Hillsborough and Orange counties. After conducting surveillance and gathering information for a judge to sign a search warrant, LPD called in its SWAT team to execute the warrant at a house on Empress Way in the neighborhood near Kelly Recreation Center, Sgt. Mike Lewis said. "We did not know if anyone was inside and we had information that the persons involved were armed,"...
  • Cop beats up model Air Force captain in his own home, issues arrest weeks later

    04/17/2014 7:32:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | Robby Soave
    An Air Force captain discovered he was banned from Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, due to pending charges against him from a previous encounter with a cop who had tried to arrest him for entering his own home. The charges — resisting arrest and obstructing an officer — have infuriated Captain Nicolas Aquino, a first-generation immigrant whose parents came to the United States from Paraguay as political exiles. Last December, an officer paid a visit to Aquino’s Monterey residence. Apparently, a neighbor had seen a man entering Aquino’s home, and reported a possible burglary to the authorities. The...