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Baltimore Police Officer Slits Dogs Throat
Neighbors of the couple who ambushed two police officers Sunday in Las Vegas told local newspapers the pair had bragged about spending time at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during the standoff with the federal government earlier this year.
The two suspects, whose names have not yet been released, fatally shot two police officers who were having lunch at a CiCi’s Pizza restaurant before killing a third person at a nearby Wal-Mart. The female suspect then shot the male suspect and then herself in an apparent suicide pact.
By Timothy Birdnow Sunday, April 6, 2014
The Police and Progressive Law
Here are three:
Daily Mail Online ^ | March 25, 2014 | Lydia Warren
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:25:05 PM by Teotwawki
A police officer shot dead a beloved family dog and then called the killing ‘awesome’, the animal’s family has claimed. Sarah Brown, from Ardmore, Oklahoma, said she is devastated after her beloved pit bull Cali was gunned down by officer Brice Woolley after it hopped over their garden fence last Wednesday.
Worshipping the Badged and Costumed Ones – LewRockwell.com… ““Get on the ground! Get on the ground!” That demand is spat by police into the face of thousands of people every day in this country, many – perhaps most — of whom have neither been caught in a criminal act nor have been named on an arrest warrant”
“Get on the ground! Get on the ground!”
That demand is spat by police into the face of thousands of people every day in this country, many – perhaps most — of whom have neither been caught in a criminal act nor have been named on an arrest warrant. The refrain is recited by home invaders in paramilitary garb after they have kicked in a door, usually as a follow-up to an attack with a flash-bang grenade.
Story Leak ^ | 03/10/2014 | Mikael Thalen
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:08:23 AM by Sopater
After the tragic Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, Conn. lawmakers mandated that all “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines be banned, requiring all in circulation to be registered with the state.
The Bible Is Anti-Government
Paul Rosenberg offers some passages.
ANTI-STATE•ANTI-WAR•PRO-MARKET Pushback Against Federal Roadside Checkpoints Increasing… By Bob Adelmann… The New American” ~ The Resistance – LewRockwell.com…..
With some 60 cities participating in federal checkpoints, pushback from citizens and local police and sheriff’s departments is increasing. In its defense, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in an e-mail:
Each year, close to 10,000 people die in drunk driving crashes: 27 people a day, or one person every 53 minutes, according to [our] data.
To better understand the issue, the agency has regularly conducted its National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving in communities across the country for over 40 years. The survey provides useful data about alcohol and drug use by drivers, and participation is completely voluntary and anonymous. More than 60 communities across the country will participate this year, many of which participated in the previous survey in 2007.
The police officer arrested for refusing to remove his “Anonymous” mask at an anti-Obamacare rally gave an interview to Red Pill Philosophy and WeAreChange in which he said that “there’s a war coming” and “it’s time to fight.”
Ericson Harrell wore the Guy Fawkes mask, he said, because it’s a “symbol of protest.”
In this case, however, the chief himself not only engaged in second-guessing, he was prepared to inflict damage on his officer’s career because he refrained from killing somebody. This was because “he failed to send the proper message that this administration wants officers to act decisively, with deadly force, in appropriate circumstances, and they will be backed up when they do.”………….
DASHCAM VIDEO RELEASED OF VET’S VIRAL ARREST FOR ‘RUDELY DISPLAYING’ RIFLE ON HIKE
theblaze.com ^ | november 21, 2013 | Jason Howerton
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:46:38 PM by lowbridge
Officials in Bell County, Texas, have released the dashcam footage of a police officer in Temple, Texas, disarming and arresting decorated veteran C.J. Grisham while he was on a hike with his son in March. The officer is seen grabbing the dad’s gun and then seemingly attempting to unlatch it from the man’s sling without telling him why or asking for permission.
Video recorded by Grisham and his son went viral earlier this year, but it did not show the moment the dad was approached and disarmed by the officer. He was later charged with “interference with duties of a public servant,” though the officer is heard in the video from March telling Grisham he was stopped for “rudely displaying” his rifle.
On Nov. 19, Grisham was found guilty by a jury of three men and three women of “interference with duties of a public servant” and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. In an email to TheBlaze, the veteran said he plans to appeal the decision.
In the newly released dashcam video, officer Steven Ermis can be seen flagging down Grisham and asking him, “What are we doing?”
“We’re hiking,” Grisham replies.
Ernis, without warning, grabs Grisham’s AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and examines it.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com …
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Many people have noticed that several of the local police officers, particularly the younger ones are more gruff, rude and even abusive as compared to the past.
Many veteran officers attribute the shift towards DHS’ training of local police which focuses on teaching the police that the public is their enemy as opposed to the traditional view that teaches that the local population and the police are partners in keeping the community safe.
Whatever happened to the friendly neighborhood cop who walked a beat, was well-known and respected by the local residents and was seen as the protector of the neighborhood? Far too often, that cop has been replaced by thugs wearing camouflage, bank robber type black ski masks who are armed with automatic weapons and sometimes even break down the doors of people who are innocent.
A Long-Term Trend Towards the Militarization of the Local Police
Americans have long maintained that a man’s home is his castle and that he has the right to stand his ground in defending his property from dangerous interlopers.
Unfortunately, the right to defend one’s own home may be disappearing. America has become SWAT team happy. America has seen a disturbing trend towards militarization of its local civilian law enforcement, along with a dramatic and very disturbing rise in the use of paramilitary police units being used for routine police work. The most common use of SWAT teams today is to serve narcotics warrants, usually with forced, unannounced entry into the home. However, anyone can be SWAT-teamed, even those who default on their student loans have been SWAT-teamed.
Since 9/11, and the subsequent militarization of the police by the Department of Homeland Security, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by US police officers. The civilian death rate is nearly equal to the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq. In fact, you are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.
Salt Lake City: The Federalization of Our Police
In arguably the most bizarre and disturbing case in U.S. history involving a routine traffic stop by a police officer, a New Mexico man was subjected to an illegal search that would make the President of the United States wince if it had occurred at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military detention center to a terrorist who killed innocent Americans.
\”This case is the strangest example of police abuse to come down the pike in my lifetime as a police officer,\” said former NYPD detective Iris Aquino.
\”What I see in this horror story is an out-of-control police department run by an out-of-control police chief [Brandon Gigante] who was helped by an out-of-control judge.\”
How to Become a Member of the new Nobility*
Gun Watch ^ | 13 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:02:00 PM by marktwain
If you want to become part of the new nobility that is emerging in the American population, the good news is that it is possible. The bad news is that it is not without cost in time, energy, money and effort.
Here are ways to become a member in the new nobility:
School tells police officer not to come in uniform when picking up his daughter [because of sidearm]
Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 9:53:16 AM by expat1000
WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial….. “I watched Rep Steve King distract a park police officer while vets and staffers knocked down the fences here.”
From the article:
Credit where due
– I watched Rep Steve King distract a park police officer while vets and staffers knocked down the fences here.
‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core
The Blaze ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Jason Howerton
Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:38:25 AM by KeyLargo
E ucation ‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core at Public Forum Sep. 20, 2013 7:30pm Jason Howerton Related:
A parent in Towson, Md., was arrested Thursday night at a public forum after vocally expressing his concerns about the Baltimore County School District’s plan to use Common Core standards in its curriculum.
Robert Small, a concerned father, was forcefully removed from the meeting by a police officer after he interrupted Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the question-and-answer portion of the forum.
Welcome to the United POLICE States of America: No-Knock Raids Increase 3000% MUST WATCH VIDEO | Military
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See Source“In the early nineteen eighties the Pentagon started handing out free equipment to 17,000 police agencies across the country. You’re talking about peacemakers that have turrets, assault vehicles, armors for the police officers, Kevlar helmets, assault rifles, black-hawk helicopters.
You have fifty police agencies that have black-hawk helicopters now. What’s happened is they have militarized the police and the police as some Army officers have told me is that, once you put that gear on, and some are wearing masks now by the way, which is pretty far out, that is what they do in Afghanistan, you can’t see who you are up against.
Salon ^ | Jul 24, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 9:22:32 AM by LucianOfSamasota
Mark Kessler really loves guns. “I carry an M-16 at work,” he says. He can do that because he’s a police officer — in fact, the chief of police in the tiny borough of Gilberton, a hamlet of less than a thousand in the coal-rich hills of Eastern Pennsylvania. But even in a profession where carrying a gun is part of the job description, Kessler is an outlier. Last month, he told a story to a local Tea Party group about how he was stopped by police officers in a neighboring town for displaying his machine gun to a friend, even though he was in full dress uniform. And that, Kessler said, is the problem with law enforcement today in a nutshell.
St. Louis cop accidentally shoots partner while aiming at dog… “A St. Louis police officer was accidentally shot Thursday by his partner, who was trying to shoot what they said was an aggressive-looking dog. The two cops were investigating local copper thefts when…”
MSN ^ | 7.12.13
Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2013 2:00:40 AM by Arthurio
St. Louis cop accidentally shoots partner while aiming at dog
13 hrs ago
A St. Louis police officer was accidentally shot Thursday by his partner, who was trying to shoot what they said was an aggressive-looking dog. The two cops were investigating local copper thefts when they were approached by an “aggressive dog showing its teeth.” One officer — the one who didn’t end up with a bandage on his arm — pulled his gun and fired “three or four shots” at the animal. One bullet ricocheted off a sidewalk, bouncing backward and hitting his partner near his elbow. Neither officer knew if the dog had been wounded, since it quickly ran away. Although it’s lucky that the officer wasn’t seriously wounded, his partner might need to spend some time working on his aim.
It’s Time to Train Officers Not to Kill Dogs… “Across the country, both state laws and departmental policies seem to let police officers use deadly force as a first resort against family pets that often present little or no threat. In one infamous 2010 case from Missouri, an officer shot and killed a dog that had been subdued and held on a catch-pole. In another, an officer shot D.C. resident Marietta Robinson’s 13-year-old dog, Wrinkles, after Robinson had confined the dog to her bathroom.”
It’s Time to Train Officers Not to Kill Dogs
Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:14:04 PM by chessplayer
A cop shot a dog the other day. Again.
Maybe you’ve seen the video — it was all over the Internet, complete with the dog’s grisly death spasms. Hawthorne, Calif., resident Leon Rosby was using his cellphone to record a standoff between police officers and armed robbers. At the end of the standoff, officers headed Rosby’s way. He put his dog, a Rottweiler named Max, in his car, then placed his arms behind his back to be cuffed. (He’d had run-ins with the law before.)
As the officers began taking Rosby into custody, Max jumped out the car window and approached. At first he sniffed the ground and paced, agitated but not threatening. When an officer made a move toward Max, he jumped and snapped.
So the officer killed him.
This was just a few days after police officers in the Chicago suburb of South Holland went to the house of Randy Green to investigate a report of an unleashed dog. While the Green family slept inside, the officers watched their dog, Grady, rest on the front porch. After 20 minutes, according to the Greens’ lawsuit, “Grady approached Officer [Chad] Barden,” at which point Barden – who, the lawsuit contends, had a dog pole in his vehicle – shot him.
That incident followed by just a few days another one, also caught on video, in which two El Monte, Calif., officers entered – without notice – the fenced yard of Chi Nguyen and shot one of the family dogs when it approached. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports “there were four children present at the home when the shooting occurred, and a children’s pool party was taking place in a front yard across the street, according to the family and the video.”
Across the country, both state laws and departmental policies seem to let police officers use deadly force as a first resort against family pets that often present little or no threat. In one infamous 2010 case from Missouri, an officer shot and killed a dog that had been subdued and held on a catch-pole. In another, an officer shot D.C. resident Marietta Robinson’s 13-year-old dog, Wrinkles, after Robinson had confined the dog to her bathroom.
Last year police officers chasing two suspects in Lake Charles,Louisiana, shot a dog named Monkey that barked at them. In Henrico,Va., last July, police officers went to the home of a homicide victim to notify the family of the slaying. When the family dog ran toward them, the officers shot and killed it. In Danville four years ago, a police officer shot and killed a 12-pound miniature dachshund. For growling at him.
Armed Citizen in TX Stops Shooting Spree and Saves Cop by Making Long Range Shot With a Pistol… “An armed private citizen assisted a police officer who was pinned down by the gunfire of a madman who had just killed 3 people and could have killed many more. Amazingly the concerned citizen, Vic Stacy, did so by taking a shot of 50+ yards using only a pistol.”
http://gunssavelives.net ^ | July 21, 2012
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7:47:52 PM by NKP_Vet
This is a pretty amazing story. An armed private citizen assisted a police officer who was pinned down by the gunfire of a madman who had just killed 3 people and could have killed many more. Amazingly the concerned citizen, Vic Stacy, did so by taking a shot of 50+ yards using only a pistol.
Why Are So Many Dogs Being Shot by Police?… “Patricia McConnell said the shooting was so unexpected that she feared that if she said anything, the officer would fire at her as well. “
Why Are So Many Dogs Being Shot by Police?
Pets Adviser ^ | May 6, 2013 | Pets Adviser
Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:31:15 AM by Altariel
Reese was harnessed and on a retractable leash, but as she bounded ahead around a corner, the dog saw a neighbor and started to bark. Unfortunately, this neighbor was Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal William “Buzz” Brown. Reese was able to bark only two times before the deputy shot the leashed dog twice.
Restoring Liberty ^ | 5/16/2013 | Joe Miller
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:27:02 AM by Springfield Reformer
In this video, a group of officers arrive at a home and, through a closed screen door, demand that the occupants come outside.
The unidentified man inside, along with his female companion, demand that the officers produce a warrant, but they don’t.
When the police continue to demand that they come outside, and order that both occupants raise their hands, the man responds that he doesn’t live in a police state with martial law. He also warns the police that he is video-recording everything.
Louisiana Cops Arrest Man for Video Recording Them in Public
Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 11:55:27 AM by redreno
Police in Louisiana continued to reveal that gangster cop attitude that has become so visible in this country thanks to the advent of online videos.
It was only a few years ago that we were forced to take the word of police on the facts that lead up to an arrest.
Now we’re seeing a systematic thug-like attitude within the police ranks throughout almost every law enforcement agency in the country because more and more citizens are asserting their right to record in public.The latest case comes from Louisiana, as we can see in a Live Leak video that was posted 14 hours ago at this time although it is not clear when it was recorded nor when.
Police on Home Invasion: “You’re on Your Own”
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/03/06/police-on-home-invasion-youre-on-your-own-n1527007 ^ | Mar. 6, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:43:59 AM by EXCH54FE
Project Veritas is out with a damning video showing police officers from multiple departments saying “you’re on your own” when it comes to home invasions. The video focuses on New Jersey and New York, where it is nearly impossible to obtain a firearm. In New Jersey you must obtain a permit to purchase a Biden approved shotgun. Some officers are seen offering advice about how to fight off an intruder: throw bleach, yell, hide with your cell phone and call the police, etc.
Officers steered clear from suggesting the man in the video obtain a firearm to protect himself, his family and his property. The video also points out painfully long response times, sometimes over 30 minutes, of many police departments.
SHTF Plan ^ | 2/27/13 | Mac Slavo
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:41:25 PM by Kartographer
With criminals running rampant, when seconds count, police are often minutes away:
KPIX 5 cameras caught up with a half dozen neighbors in East Oakland’s Arcadia Park neighborhood Monday as they walked the streets on the lookout for crime. The vigilance has never seemed more necessary than now; 25 homes in the neighborhood have been burglarized over the last two months alone.
In a neighborhood that has started to feel like the wild west, people have even started posting “wanted” signs.
The more email addresses of sheriffs and police officers that you
can find, the more possible it is to repel these communists, who
intend to brutalize you and your family.
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The Internet Post
From: Christopher Jordan Dorner /7648
Subj: Last resort
Regarding CF# 07-004281
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media.
Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days.
The following is an excellent interview of a part-time police lieutenant conducted by The SGT Report. Given all the inconsistencies surrounding the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, it behooves us to examine ANY mass shooting event with a carefully placed microscope and a skeptical eye.
The events of Sandy Hook are still fresh and chaotic, and not all the facts are in, but we have yet to see the inconsistencies of the initial reports on the scene addressed, and, we still have not seen a single piece of surveillance footage to clear the abnormalities in the official story.
Columbine’s video footage was used by the establishment almost immediately after the attacks, yet, nothing from Newtown?
Hazel Crest police searching for an escaped prisoner from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, traversed back yards in the south Chicago suburb….a Rhodesian Ridgeback (who the owner and others maintain was a friendly dog) was somehow perceived as a threat – and escaped the owner’s yard (likely because police opened the gate themselves). And the answer: shoot and kill the dog?
Unbelievable isn’t it? But this is – according to reports – exactly what happened.
Exclusive: Jack Cashill stresses significance of attacked Floridian’s bloodied-nose photo
“That man [George Zimmerman] carried a 9-millimeter handgun,” wrote the New York Times’ Charles Blow last April in a typically reckless bit of media disinformation. “That boy [Trayvon Martin] carried a bag of candy.”
That boy also carried a hell of a punch, and now the evidence has emerged that proves it – a front-on, high resolution, color photo of Zimmerman, sitting in a police car, blood dripping from his swollen, disfigured nose
“My neighbor called and told me I was getting a ticket on my van. When I opened the fence, my puppy ran out. That’s when I heard two gunshots and the officer shot my dog,” Phillips said.
The 7-month-old Bull Terrier miniature puppy survived but had a bullet in its leg and fragments in its abdomen.
City attorney of San Bernardino Jim Penman had the audacity to tell the truth to the residents of bankrupt San Bernardino at a recent city council meeting. Taking stock of the fact that San Bernardino’s murder rate has jumped 50 percent over the last year, that the city has been cutting its police force by about 80 officers, and that there is no good news in sight,
Penman stated, “lock your doors and load your guns.” He stands by the statement today, explaining, “you should say what you mean and mean what you say.”Penman continued, “Let’s be honest, we don’t have enough police officers. We have too many criminals living in this city. We have had 45 murders this year…that’s far too high for a city of this size ….
I’m not advocating that people go out, who don’t have any training, and buy firearms. I certainly strongly caution anyone who has children at home not to have a loaded gun in the house.”
Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying About Dog Shootings…
In response to an alleged increase in dog shootings by police officers, several people, including owners of murdered pets, are using Facebook as a tool to increase awareness of the problem and seek change to police policies toward dogs.
If you plan on visiting Detroit any time soon, the police have a message for you: “Enter Detroit at your own risk”. That ominous message was actually emblazoned across the top of a flyer that the Detroit Police Officer Association was passing out prior to a rally on Saturday.
The flyer pointed out that Detroit is the most violent city in the nation and that more homicides are committed in Detroit than anywhere else. Meanwhile, the number of police officers in Detroit has been steadily decreasing. There are more murders in Detroit today than there were a decade ago, but the number of police officers in the city has decreased by about 1,000 over that time period. The remaining police officers are overworked and incredibly frustrated. But Detroit is far from alone.
Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect Described As Army Vet In His 40’s
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 05 August 2012 | James B. Nelson
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 2:22:59 AM by zeestephen
He was described as white, single, in his 40s and an Army veteran…[His landlord] said he rented the property to a man he believed to be from Chicago with no record of violence in Wisconsin…”I had him checked out and he definitely checked out.”…[A local resident also claimed the suspect] broke up [with his girlfriend] within the last few weeks before moving across the street.
Prison Planet.com » Two Aurora Shootings: One Widely Known; the Other Ignored (” Because the perpetrator was able to claim only one life before being killed himself by someone carrying a gun and acting in self-defense, it garnered relatively little publicity.”)
…..No doubt the president was unaware of the other, less-publicized lethal shooting that took place earlier in the year in Aurora, when there was only one victim, thanks to the quick thinking and action of a responsibly armed individual.
Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania asked rhetorically: “Who knows what would’ve happened if the [church member, an off-duty police officer] had not been there? It certainly could have been a lot worse.”
Cops promise to use footage for training purposes
Paul Joseph Watson
A Florida man was repeatedly tased by police officers and arrested for refusing to identify himself, but instead of apologizing, the Casselberry Police Department insisted it would use footage of the incident for training purposes.
The video begins with police accusing Zikomo Peurifoy of jaywalking before they demand to see his identification.
The officer is asked by Peurifoy what statute requires that he show his ID, to which he responds, “Give me your ID or you’re going to go to jail.”
When Peurifoy refuses, two officers grab him while the man warns he will press charges for assault because he has committed no crime. Requests for a supervisor to be called are ignored.
Alex talks with a fan of the show, who just happens be a Virginia police officer providing security at the bilderberg 2012 meeting in Chantilly, Va.
Sometimes a small incident says volumes about a large government agency. In this case the Environmental Protection Agency.
Around 1.45 PM on May 23, Ashville, North Carolina resident Larry Keller was in the midst of an international call which he had to cut short in order to answer his front door. He found two armed agents of the EPA who were accompanied by an Ashville Police officer………
A witness told Florida cops that he saw Trayvon Martin straddling George Zimmerman and pummeling the neighborhood watch captain “MMA style” shortly before the unarmed teen was felled by a gunshot to the chest.
The witness’s account was included in Sanford Police Department reports released today.
Local police are being federalized
and indoctrinated to serve the
Illuminati. They behave like thugs.
By KP Ryan
In bygone America, police forces were funded by the community in which they worked. While police abuse always existed in large cities, smaller cities and towns were generally free from police corruption and abuse of power.
Those days are now long gone. Even the smallest town police have been granted federal dollars (to protect us from ‘terrorists!’) to buy new weapons and vehicles. In addition, Feds invite local police to learn the new techniques of surveillance and law enforcement.
Now, police across the country play by their own rules. They will lie, cheat, and steal. They act as ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’ with impunity. They are paranoid. Citizens are learning that dialing ‘911’ for help can get themselves or family members or even their neighbors assaulted and even murdered.
A grand jury is expected to soon hear a case from last year in which an unarmed, 68-year-old retired black military veteran was killed by police officers in New York. Four months later, no one has been charged in the murder.
Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., a former US Marine, was killed on November 19, 2011 after police officers broke down the door of his White Plains, New York apartment. Chamberlain, who suffered from a heart condition, had accidently triggered a medical alert system on his person and then failed to respond to calls for help. Police were dispatched to his apartment, where Chamberlain greeted them by insisting he was okay and ensured them that no one was in any harm. The cops refused to take the vet’s word, however, and shot him with a both a Taser stun-gun and non-lethal projectiles, but only after breaking into his home and entering on their own accord.
Shortly after being fired at by the responding officers, Chamberlain was transported to an area hospital where he later died.
A Fredericksburg man faces two counts of assault for allegedly pointing his finger at police officers, another example of how any behavior except complete subservience to law enforcement is now being treated as a crime.
David Loveless, who has no criminal record, was arrested and handcuffed last week after he allegedly made a hand gesture at police who had testified against his son in a robbery case.
He now faces two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer by way of intimidation and two counts of obstruction of justice.
Police spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe claimed Loveless made a gun gesture at police officers, but Loveless denies making any kind of gesture at all.
“I don’t see how I was pointing my finger,” Loveless told ABC7. ” If anything I was reaching into my pocket to get a pack of cigarettes. If that’s what they saw, they have a vivid imagination.”
As we have previously highlighted, almost weekly there is a new case of someone being arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer merely for speaking out, making a gesture, or attempting to protect themselves.
Indeed, in some cases a person who is brutally beaten by cops is subsequently charged with assaulting a police officer.
A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Last year we reported on a case in which Dayton police tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat a mentally handicapped teen and then charged him with assault because the officers took the boy’s speech impediment as “a sign of disrespect”.
17-year-old Jesse Kersey was charged with “assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business,” after he became confused when police started asking him questions. Kersey was tased and punched as cops threatened to arrest neighbors who tried to tell them the boy was mentally handicapped.
Another NBC journalist was also detained by police outside Mt. Sinai Hospital, where the girl had been taken following a fatal shooting during city wide violence over the weekend.
Police were called to the hospital shortly after reporters arrived on the scene. The journalists said they has already moved away from a public sidewalk and across the street at the request of the police.
One police officer was then caught on camera telling other members of the media “Your First Amendment right can be terminated if you’re creating a scene or whatever. Your First Amendment right has got limitations.”
When the reporters asked for clarification on how they were creating a scene, the officer replied, “Your presence is creating a scene.”
“This is what we do for a living!” one reporter replied, before another added“You’ve got a lawsuit coming.”
“I don’t care about no damn lawsuit!” the officer fired back. “F*ck a lawsuit. Just ’cause you sue doesn’t mean you’re going to win.”
Photographer Donte Williams and WGN Reporter Dan Ponce were then handcuffed and briefly detained by the officer, who threatened them with trespassing charges.
Watch the video:
The people of Detroit are taking no prisoners.
Justifiable homicide in the city shot up 79 percent in 2011 from the previous year, as citizens in the long-suffering city armed themselves and took matters into their own hands. The local rate of self-defense killings now stands 2,200 percent above the national average. Residents, unable to rely on a dwindling police force to keep them safe, are fighting back against the criminal scourge on their own. And they’re offering no apologies.
The last time Brown, 73, called the Detroit police, they didn’t show up until the next day. So she applied for a permit to carry a handgun and says she’s prepared to use it against the young thugs who have taken over her neighborhood, burglarizing entire blocks, opening fire at will and terrorizing the elderly with impunity.
“I don’t intend to be one of their victims,” said Brown, who has lived in Detroit since the late 1950s. “I’m planning on taking one out.”
In Federal Suit, Man Claims DPD Stormed His House For No Reason, Beat the Hell Out of Him – Dallas News – Unfair Park
Every once in a while, amid the stacks of semi-literate, pro se habeas corpus petitions, trademark suits and product liability complaints, there comes a federal filing so disturbing, so completely awful, that it leaves the reader with nothing but questions.
This week, it’s Danny Cantu v. The City of Dallas and a whole passel of named and unnamed police officers. According to the complaint, which made its way to Courthouse News yesterday, Cantu, a diesel mechanic, was making his lunch January 22, 2010, when he saw a few cops streaking across his yard. A deafening explosion shook the room as a flash bomb shot through the door. Nearly 20 officers crashed in.