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JS: NYPD officers killed Kimani Gray on 3/9/2013. Brooklyn protest on 3/11/2013. East Flatbush.JS: NYPD officers killed Kimani Gray on 3/9/2013. Brooklyn protest on 3/11/2013. East... more
NYPD undercover officers murder 16-year-old boy in cold blood
DECATUR, Ga. — A man who claims a police officer planted drugs on him will have the charges dismissed one day before his case was set to go to trial.
But the DeKalb County Solicitor General's Office said the dismissal has nothing to do with a surveillance video Alphonzo Eleby said proves the officer set him up.
Eleby said his nightmare began in July 2012 at the Chevron gas station on North Hairston Road.
He said he stopped to speak to someone who was sitting in a black SUV when an officer said he smelled marijuana and arrested the driver on charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute.
"I was searched twice," Eleby said. He said no drugs were found on him and he was told to sit down.
An officer stood guard over him for several minutes and Eleby said he never moved.
His attorney said surveillance video from the location shows the officer call the officer guarding Eleby over to the SUV he had been searching.
As she searches the vehicle, Zenobia Waters said the video shows the officer circle back to her client and toss marijuana next to him. She said the officer then picks the drugs up and repositions them.
Full Story: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/charges-dropped-against-man-claiming-officers-plan/nWjcZ/DECATUR, Ga. — A man who claims a police officer planted drugs on him will have... more
TN Police beat Inmate and puts him in The Hospital With Broken Bones!
Two Texan police officers are being sued for using a Taser to shock a man who was having a seizure, causing the 50-year-old to suffer a heart attack and permanent brain damage.
Scott Sheeley filed a federal complaint last week in Austin, TX, requesting a jury trial against two police officer who shocked him with a Taser. In May, Sheeley unsuccessfully asked for a settlement of at least $1.5 million to cover the costs of medical fees, attorneys and emotional damages.
The case involves a police response to a 911 phone call last November. Police responded to a request for medical assistance for Sheeley, who was suffering a seizure at his home in Austin. When officers Chard Norman and Kevin Sederquest arrived at the man’s house, they allegedly used violence to restrict him from movement, constrained his ability to breathe and repeatedly shocked him with a Taser gun.
The officers controlled the man by “pushing a knee on his back while he was in handcuffs, causing his head to be pressed against the back cushion of the chair, all while he was still convulsing,” the brother of the victim, Dustin Sheeley wrote in a complaint against the state.
Police continued to Taser the man, even after the brother told them not to, and even after the convulsing man was handcuffed. The 50-year-old was left with wounds on his shoulder, back and under his left armpit.
When paramedics arrived, Sheeley was injected with Haldol and Ativan – drugs which are used to control psychotic disorders and anxiety and which can also cause seizures and sudden death, the plaintiff said. The victim then had a heart attack.
“As a result of being improperly restrained, in particular after concurrently having received Ativan and Haldol, the plaintiff suffered respiratory arrest and ceased breathing… As a result of the respiratory arrest, plaintiff suffered cardiac arrest,” reads the formal complaint against the officers.
It took paramedics 11 minutes to revive the man and bring back his pulse.
Sheeley says he suffers and continues to suffer from respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, loss of heartbeat, loss of oxygen, Taser wounds to the torso, abrasions to knees and elbows, brain injury, loss of vision, headaches, broken ribs, physical pain, continued seizure and severe emotional anguish....
https://rt.com/usa/news/man-seizure-police-sheeley-049/Two Texan police officers are being sued for using a Taser to shock a man who was... more
William Woodard is on trial for killing to Dekalb County police officers. Woodard claims to killed the officers Ricky Bryant Jr. and Eric Barker in self defense.William Woodard is on trial for killing to Dekalb County police officers. Woodard... more
A tea party group in North Carolina is being criticized by local residents after it held a “machine gun social” to raise funds for conservative candidates.A tea party group in North Carolina is being criticized by local residents after it... more
These guys spent their days and nights watching over inmates inside the Wayne County Jail, and we're sure they are praying right now that they don't end up becoming inmates themselves because they know what it's like in there.
Matthew Czarnecki, Alan Oliver, Marcus Hall, Jeffrey Hill and Bryan Milano are all in their twenties or thirties and all five used to be deputies with duties inside the Wayne County Jail. That is until they were given the temporary boot, suspended without pay, and now facing felonies.
What for? Three men doing a bid behind bars allege that instead of guarding the inmates, those deputies were ganging up on them and roughing them up repeatedly.
The three inmates, who call themselves victims, are accusing the deputies of hitting, punching and kicking them inside their cells. These alleged actions sent the inmates to the hospital for their injuries.
All of these incidents were said to have happened between 2009 and 2010 inside the older jail at Beaubien and Clinton inside Division 1, and there are no security cameras in that section.
The alleged beatings were brought to the attention of jail personnel. Internal Affairs investigated and turned their findings over to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
In the end, the men were charged with assault with intent to cause great bodily harm, misconduct in office and filing a false felony report.
We are hearing that the suspects have posted bond, but we know there are some of you at home wondering since these allegations date back to 2009 and 2010, then why are we just hearing about this now? We were told that once the prosecutor's office received the warrant, they conducted their own investigation and because there are three cases, it was a very long process to get each defendant charged.These guys spent their days and nights watching over inmates inside the Wayne County... more
The family of the bodega worker Reynaldo Cuevas, killed by cops in the Bronx, want the district Attorney to investigate. Renaldo CuevisThe family of the bodega worker Reynaldo Cuevas, killed by cops in the Bronx, want the... more
"WE ARE LOCAL RAP ARTIST WHO HAVE A STUDIO AT MY HOUSE AND THEY ARE SAYING WE ARE A "GANG" SO THEY ARE TAKING PICTURES OF US" - #GAMEBOYZ"WE ARE LOCAL RAP ARTIST WHO HAVE A STUDIO AT MY HOUSE AND THEY ARE SAYING WE ARE... more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department commanding officer has been removed amid an internal investigation into a videotaped beating in which officers tackled a handcuffed registered nurse to the ground, police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday.
Beck said previously that he had "serious concerns" about the use of force against Michelle Jordan, 34, who was arrested in the Tujunga area on Aug. 21 after being stopped for talking on a cellphone while driving, police said.
Jordan got out of the car and cursed the two officers who stopped her, witnesses and Jordan's husband told KNBC-TV.
Fast-food restaurant surveillance video obtained by the TV station (bit.ly/NVptHP ) showed officers taking her to the ground. After she is handcuffed and walked to a police car, the 5-foot-4 woman is tackled a second time by an officer who lands on top of her.
"She made some unwise moves," her attorney, Sy Nazif, told the station. "But certainly nothing that warranted a physical assault from the LAPD."
Photos show scrapes on Jordan's face, shoulders and chest.
The officers involved in the incident have been removed from patrol duty until an LAPD investigation is complete. One is a 22-year veteran and the other is a probationary officer with 10 months on the force.
Beck said at a news conference Wednesday that Capt. Joseph Hitner of the department's Foothill Division was "severely deficient in his response," Beck said.
http://news.yahoo.com/lapd-commander-removed-probe-rough-arrest-054751139.htmlLOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department commanding officer has been... more
Justice unserved, crooked sheriffs campaign donations tied to family of convicted murderer he is helping receive a light prison sentence, please spread thishttp://www.wbrz.com/videos/campaign-donations-tied-to-convicted-killer-s-family/
http://www.batonrougetoday.com/2012/07/baton-rouge-news/west-baton-rouge-sheriff-mike-cazes-is-mad/ This young (23) girl was killed by a drunk driver who happens to be the daughter of a campaign donor to the local Sheriff, surprise surprise she gets a HUGE sentence of 3 yrs which will be reduced w/parole to about a year and a half, and her "prison punishment" consists of her own cell with "work release" ...AS THE SHERIFF'S F'N SECRETARY , the only female "prisoner" currently allowed work release in that prison, she leaves every morning in plain clothes and spends her days probably blowing the Sheriff in his office, yeah justice servedhttp://www.wbrz.com/videos/campaign-donations-tied-to-convicted-killer-s-family/... more
According to court documents, Adam “Ademo” Mueller, journalist and co-host of nationally syndicated radio talk show Free Talk Live, has been indicted on three counts of felony wiretapping. The charges are a result of a vlog Mueller posted on CopBlock.org about an incident involving alleged police misconduct, which featured recorded interviews of on-duty public officials.
Mueller’s report focused on video recorded by a student’s cell phone at Manchester’s West High School, which depicted Officer Darren Murphy slamming a 17-year-old boy into a cafeteria table in October of 2011. Although public officials told the student to delete the video, it ended up in Adam Mueller’s hands instead.
http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2012/07/copblock-founder-faces-21-years-in.htmlAccording to court documents, Adam “Ademo” Mueller, journalist and co-host... more
Dozens of journalists and bystanders have been arrested at protests over the past several months. Their "crime"? Taking photographs and videos of political protests in public spaces.
The law is clear: It's everyone's right to document police activity in public areas. But it's become alarmingly obvious that law enforcement has lost sight of this constitutional right. That means it's time you and the ACLU gave them a reminder.
Whether you're a credentialed journalist, a protester or just an observer with a camera, the freedoms of speech, of assembly and of access to information are vital.
Bearing witness to protests and police activity isn't just a fundamental individual right — it creates an independent record of an event, helping prevent police abuses from taking place, and giving legal recourse when such abuse is perpetrated.
Join the ACLU in demanding that the Justice Department honor and defend everyone's First Amendment right to record in public.
As presidential campaign politics heat up this year, we're sure to see more and more public rallies and protests. That's why it's more important than ever for us to stand together and put up a relentless defense of our First Amendment "right to record."
Please sign the ACLU's letter calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to stop the police assault on our First Amendment protections and defend everyone's "right to record."
EMAIL THE PRESIDENT AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS:
http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtmlDozens of journalists and bystanders have been arrested at protests over the past... more
Who do you call when your abuser is a police officer? Who do you turn to when the prosecutors and judges play golf along side of Law enforcement? Where do you go to hide and seek protection when police officers know where the womans shelters are?Who do you call when your abuser is a police officer? Who do you turn to when the... more
By David Edwards
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating one of their own officers after video surfaced showing him punching a special needs woman in the face.
Passenger Jermaine Green, who recorded the incident on his cell phone, said that 42-year-old Julie Nelson had been polite before two deputies tried to remove her from the bus.
“They said get off the bus,” Green recalled to NBC’s Los Angeles affiliate. “She then started cursing at (the female deputy). You could tell she had special needs. After that they grab her, she curses him out, calls him a big shot, next thing you know he gives her a big shot.”
In a 911 call released Wednesday, a caller said Nelson had threatened to “beat up” other passengers. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said she also had a four convictions of violence against police officers.
Nelson, who is homeless and known to be living behind a CVS Pharmacy, was taken into custody on a 72-hour psychiatric hold without being arrested.
At a press conference Wednesday, Sheriff Lee Baca admitted that the video was “disturbing.”
“If the deputy who swung an elbow at the lady is looking at that as a sensible solution, we need to retrain that individual and hold him accountable,” he explained.
Childhood friends of Nelson told NBC L.A. that she had a history of mental problems, but had not been taking her medication.
“We’re going to take her and put her somewhere safe, same thing we always do, feed her, help her out, we love her,” one friend said.
Watch the video below from NBC L.A., broadcast Jan. 11, 2012.
"Man, that was uncool and uncalled for!!!!"By David Edwards Thursday, January 12, 2012 The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s... more