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(Top video) Gloucester County Township, NJ · (@Wilabee) ~ United States (WCJB) (Originally Published: April 13, 2018 ~ Updated: April 14, 2018) -- Body-camera footage released Friday shows Gloucester County Township police officer John Flinn, 27, socking the girl twice in the head as he handcuffs her. The girl was face-down with both arms pulled behind her back when the blows were delivered, and could be heard crying out afterward.

"NYPD Street Brawls!"

Harlem, NY ~ ( Originally Published: July 1, 2015 ~ Updated: April 6, 2018) -- A cellphone video shows Saykour George getting arrested in Harlem. A plainclothes officer engaged George in a knockout fight. The video shows the arrest near 131st Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. Jun Iceaa, the man's friend, shot the video on his phone. Iceaa says he and George were leaving a pizza place down the street. They were enroute to the George's apartment. George was then stopped by plainclothes officers. One of the officers asks George for his ID. The NYPD said the police saw that George had a knife, which prompted the stop. George is facing several charges. They include assault on an officer, possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct.(Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015)
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Emotional Verdicts & Sentences! ~ 2018!
United States (WCJB) {PUBLISHED: April 10, 2018 at 02:10 pm | UPDATED: April 13, 2018 at 03:30 am} -- United States -- Watch as criminal defendants have emotional breakdowns during arraignments, verdicts and sentencing!
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Parkland, FL {PUBLISHED: February 22, 2018 at 02:50 pm | UPDATED: February 23, 2018 at 02:45 pm} -- Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced Thursday that school resource officer, Deputy Scot Peterson turned in his retirement papers. Scot retired after being told he would be placed on leave without pay. Peterson was on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week during the fatal school shooting.Peterson was armed and in uniform during the shooting. Israel said there was video showing Peterson's actions, but the video would not be released because the investigation is continuing. He said the video showed Peterson take up a position outside the building, but "he never went in."

New York, NY {PUBLISHED: March 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm | UPDATED: August 24, 2017 at 01:53 am} -- The New York health department alerted doctors to the case of a newborn who fell ill after undergoing the ultra-Orthodox Jewish practice in which the circumcision wound is cleaned by the Rabbi's mouth. The baby boy was rushed to hospital when he developed herpes following the controversial ancient circumcision ritual. A rash is said to have spread across the child’s genitals, buttocks, inner thighs and ankle two weeks after the procedure. An estimated 3,000 babies are circumcised each year using the method in New York City. NYC is home to the largest Jewish population outside Israel. There have been six cases of herpes among children who have had the ritual known as metzitzah b’peh performed on them since February 2015. Of the six previously undisclosed cases, two occurred last year and three in 2015. Herpes, a highly contagious viral disease which can cause blisters and ulcers. Herpes is more severe in newborn babies as their immune systems are not fully developed. Since 2000, there have been 24 cases of infant herpes linked to circumcision, leading to two deaths and two cases of brain damage.

(Published: Thurs., April 13, 2017) — On Monday, Nandi Cain Jr. had just gotten off work and was headed to his Sacramento apartment when he noticed an officer approaching from behind him with his hand on his gun, according to police accounts, videos of the event and local news reports. Cain put his hands up as the officer approached, but continued to walk away slowly. He asked the police officer the reason for the stop, then protested when he heard it: “You were jaywalking,” the officer said on the dash-cam video released by the police department this week. “I looked both ways,” Cain replied. “You’re harassing me. I just got off work. You’re trying to pull me over for nothing.” Click here for video

EL CENTRO, CA (WCJB) ~ United States The El Centro Police Department said it's investigating a video that shows officers using force on a suspect who put several people in danger Tuesday afternoon. The video shows officers beating 23-year-old Elizardo Saenz, an El Centro resident. It also shows a K-9 police dog attacking Saenz. (Click here for video)

Oakland, CA (WCJB) ~ United States -- A sex scandal involving Oakland police officers and a then underage girl has all the makings of a TV thriller. The saga is full of twists and turns. The scandal erupted months after Officer Brendan O'Brien committed suicide. O'Brien left a note spilling the details, including names. Three Oakland officers were placed on paid leave. A source said O'Brien in his suicide note confessed to exchanging messages with a young woman who goes by the name Celeste Guap. However, the note says he did not have sexual contact with her. The same sources said she has met multiple officers. In the note, O'Brien named the officers, including one sergeant, involved in the alleged sexual misconduct with Guap. Guap is the daughter of a Oakland police dispatcher. The police investigation will look at whether Guap was under age during some of the encounters with officers. (Click here for video)

New Orleans, LA (WCJB) ~ United States -- On September 4, 2005, New Orleans police received a call from an officer at Danziger Bridge reporting gunfire. Several NOPD officers—including Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, Sgt. Robert Gisevius, Officer Anthony Villavaso, and Officer Robert Faulcon—arrived at the scene in a Budget rental truck. They proceeded to open fire with assault rifles and a shotgun on an unarmed family, the Bartholomews, who had been walking to a grocery store and were then sheltering behind a concrete barrier. 17-year-old James Brissette—a family friend—was killed, and four other people were wounded. The police shooters stated that while approaching the bridge, they had been fired on by civilians, and were forced to return fire. Homicide detective Arthur "Archie" Kaufman was made the lead investigator on the case. He was later found guilty of conspiring with the defendants to conceal evidence in order to make the shootings appear justified, including fabricating information for his official reports on the case. NOPD lieutenant Michael Lohman also encouraged the officers to "provide false stories about what had precipitated the shooting" and plant a firearm near the scene. (Click here for video)

Aiken, S.C. (WCJB) ~ United States -- A horrifying new dashcam video shows at least one white member of the Aiken, S.C. Police Department search inside a black man’s rectum for the apparent crime of being a passenger in a car with paper tags, which, it bears noting, is not a crime in the state of South Carolina. Driving a car with paper tags isn’t illegal either, as long as they aren’t expired. The car belonged to a woman named Lakeya Hicks, who had the paper tags because she had recently purchased the vehicle. Hicks’ tags weren’t expired, and a check on her license came up clean. However, the cops didn’t let her go. (Click here for video)

Brooklyn, NY (WCJB) ~ United States -- When an unmarked police car drove very close to mailman Glenn Grays in Brooklyn, Grays shouted at the car. Four plainclothes officers got out of the car and started to handcuff him. Grays initially tried to resist, and one of the officers said “Stop resisting! You’re going to get hurt if you don’t give me your fucking hands.” (Click here for video)

Fresno, CA (WCJB) ~ United States -- (Warning Graphic Video) Fresno Police shoot and kill mentally ill man within seconds of exiting their patrol vehicle! (Click here for video)

Royal Oaks, MI (WCJB) ~ United States -- Another case of police brutality in the city of Royal Oak. The man doesn't resist at all! The reason for his arrest remains unknown. It appears as if the officers wanted to rip a limb off of him! (Click here for video)

San Francisco, CA (WCJB) ~ United States (Feb. 29, 2016) -- Cops CAUGHT ON CAMERA brutally beating man. When they realize they've been FILMED they try to confiscate the camera and ID the guy recording them. WATCH the video and see how well that went for them. SPREAD THE WORD! THIS IS HOW YOU RESPOND when a VIOLENT COP tries to take your camera! CALL Internal Affairs Division, 415-837-7170 and ask them why their officers BEAT people and then ILLEGALLY try to confiscate evidence of Police Brutality? (Click here for video)
Chowchilla, CA ~ United States -- Tyler Hormel, arrested by Madera County Sheriff''s Office on Monday (Feb. 8, 2016) and accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, has been fired from the Chowchilla Police Force, and charged with sexual misconduct. (Click here for video)
Marion County, Florida ~ United States -- A federal grand jury in Tampa has indicted a former Florida sheriff’s deputy on charges of violating the civil rights of an unarmed Black man, who was brutally beaten after surrendering to him and other officers following a brief chase last year, reports Reuters. Former Marion County sheriff’s deputy Jesse Terrell, 33, is accused of using excessive force against Derrick Price during the incident in August 2014 that was captured on video, according to the indictment handed down late Tuesday. Four of Terrell’s former colleagues pleaded guilty to the charge after accepting a deal, according to media sources. (Click here for video)
Wake County, North Carolina ~ United States -- Shon Demetrius McClain died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck 13 days after prosecutors say he got into a fight with officer Markeith Council in Wake County, North Carolina.(Click here for video)
New York ~ United States -- Opening statements and testimony began this week in the long-awaited trial of New York City police officer Peter Liang for the killing of Akai Gurley, an unarmed 28-year-old African-American man walking down the stairs in his apartment building, part of the Louis H. Pink housing projects in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Jury selection in the case was completed last week. Gurley died more than 14 months ago, on November 20, 2014, as two cops were making a “vertical patrol,” checking the stairwells in the high-rise building. As Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Marc Fliedner put it, opening the prosecution’s case, “Akai Gurley is dead today because he crossed paths with Peter Liang.” Liang was indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury on manslaughter and other charges last February, and both prosecution and defense agree on the immediate events that led to Gurley’s death.(Click here for video)
Oklahoma City, OK ~ United States -- Daniel Holtzclaw has officially been sentenced for the rape and sexual assault of 13 Black women in Oklahoma. Will serve the rest of his life behind bars. He was sentenced to 263 years in prison. Holtzclaw, 29, was convicted in December of 2015, on 18 of the 36 counts he had been facing — including four counts of first-degree rape. (Click here for video)

United States -- Police officers physically outmatched by a combative male, resort to taser use. (Click here for video)

Chicago, IL -- Surveillance video (Click here for video) in connection with a Chicago police officer's fatally shooting 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman was released today by attorneys for the teen's family. A federal judge ordered the release of footage showing the 2013 shooting today after the city withdrew its objection to its being made public. Chicago police officer Kevin Fry fatally shot Chatman Jan. 7, 2013, in broad daylight during a foot chase, according to court records. Chatman’s family had fought for the video to be released as part of a wrongful death lawsuit they filed over the shooting against the city, Fry and Chicago police officer Lou Toth, who pursued Chatman along with Fry during the foot chase. Family members have argued the video will counter the city and police’s narrative that the 17-year-old was a danger to police. IPRA concluded the officers' actions were justified because they reasonably believed Chatman was armed at the time.

Brooklyn, NY -- A newly-released surveillance video (Click here for video) contradicts an undercover NYPD police officer who arrested four people in Brooklyn for allegedly trying to rob him on Dec. 26, 2015, according to a defense lawyer. Jean Scott, 33; Peterson Duplan, 28; Ricardi Joseph, 29; and Samantha Dabel, 24, said that they were approached by a man who tried to buy drugs from them at a hardware store. The undercover cop was identified as Winston McDonald, who testified in court that Duplan allegedly flashed a switchblade at him outside of the store, and said, "Give me your money or I will stab you," according to court papers.

Forth Worth, TX -- The mother of ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch was ordered released from a Tarrant County jail cell after a bond hearing this afternoon. She may be leaving the jail soon. Judge Wayne Salvant ordered her bond reduced to $75,000 with several conditions. The conditions include weekly visits with the Community Supervisions and Corrections Department of Tarrant County. She is also not to consume alcoholic beverages or use social media. “Let’s look at it for what it is, I understand everyone is concerned and there is outrage in the community… but as a judge I have to look at the law,” said Judge Salvant. Couch and her lawyers were present at a 2 p.m. bond hearing at the Tarrant County Justice Center hoping to have her bond reduced. It was originally set at $1 million since she was charged with Hindering Apprehension of a Felon. (Click here for video)

Salt Lake City, Utah -- Exactly one year after a man was shot and killed during an altercation with a Salt Lake City Police Department officer, a former Davis County Sheriff says new video (Click here for video)footage indicates the officer's actions may not have been justified. James Barker, 42, was shot and killed January 8, 2015 after officer Matthew Taylor responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person and an altercation ensued, during which Barker appeared to strike the officer with a snow shovel.

Philadelphia, PA ~ USA -- Corrupt Justice™ has obtained a video (Click here for video) of the police shooting that took place Thursday night at 60th and Spruce streets. Edward Archer, a 30-year-old Delaware County man who has allegedly claimed an allegiance to ISIS, shot and wounded Officer Jesse Hartnett at 11:41 p.m. last night, city police said. Stunningly, Hartnett can be seen in the video getting out of his patrol car and chasing down the shooter after being ambushed. Officials say Hartnett is in critical but stable condition.

Miami, FL ~ USA -- A Florida jury began weighing on Tuesday whether a man who killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered, lifeless body on Facebook committed first-degree murder. Attorneys for Derek Medina, 33, argued that he was acting in self-defense when he fired eight shots at Jennifer Alfonso, 27, in the kitchen of their Miami-area residence. The August 2013 shooting followed a fight in which she had threatened to leave, prosecutors said during closing statements. They argued that Medina retrieved a .380-caliber pistol from his bedroom and pulled the trigger repeatedly in a premeditated act of murder. "Every single shot hit her because he was aiming and he wanted her dead," said Assistant State Attorney Leah Klein in Miami-Dade County circuit court. Medina wrote on Facebook shortly before turning himself in: "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. My wife was punching me, and I am not going to stand any more with the abuse so I did what I did," he added in the post. (Click here for video)

Montgomery County, Pa. -- Bill Cosby, the comedian and entertainer once known as “America’s dad”, appeared in court (Click here for video) to face his first criminal charge for sexual misconduct on Wednesday, for an incident in which he allegedly drugged and violated a woman who considered him to be her mentor. In a hearing lasting less than 10 minutes, Judge Elizabeth McHugh read out the three second-degree felony charges of aggravated indecent assault. He did not appear visibly moved; when asked if he understood the charges, he replied simply: “Yes.” Bail was set at $1m, of which Cosby will have to pay 10% on Wednesday. Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each charge.

San Diego, CA -- (WARNING, GRAPHIC) Police officials released surveillance video (Click here for video) Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of a homeless man who was believed to be carrying a knife — which turned out to be a pen.

Los Angeles, CA -- Sheriff Deputies accused Noel Aguilar of having a gun after they shot him in the back at point blank range multiple times. Deputy Albert Murade was shot in the stomach during the melee by his partner Deputy Jose Ruiz. (Click here for video)

GIFFORD, Fla. -- An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital with a gunshot wound after he was involved in a shootout with an armed suspect.(Click here for video)

Denton, TX ~ USA -- Police dash camera video (Click here for video) appears to show a 21-year-old UNT student say "shoot me" several times and an officer say "back away" at least six times just seconds before the student was fatally wounded.

Lynwood, CA ~ USA -- A witness's graphic video (Click here for video) appears to show Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies fatally shooting a man near a gas station in Lynwood. It was unclear what led to the incident, in which more than two dozen shots seemed to be fired. No deputies were injured. In accordance with protocol, a multi-agency investigation was underway.

Oklahoma City OK ~ USA -- A former Oklahoma City police officer was convicted Thursday of 18 of the 36 counts he faced, including four counts of first-degree rape, related to accusations that he victimized 13 women on his police beat in a minority, low-income neighborhood. Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, sobbed (Click here for video) as the verdict was read aloud. He could spend the rest of his life in prison based on the jury's recommendations, which include a 30-year sentence on each of the first-degree rape counts. Among the other charges he was convicted of were forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery and second-degree rape. The jury, which deliberated for about 45 hours over four days, recommended he serve a total of 263 years in prison. The judge will decide later whether he will have to serve the sentences consecutively.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- The Chicago police, facing almost daily protests and a newly announced Justice Department investigation, released footage (Click here for video) Monday night showing a 38-year-old black man being shocked by a Taser and dragged down a hallway by officers in 2012.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- The family of Ronald "Ronnieman" Johnson has ALWAYS said that he was brutally shot from behind by the Chicago Police. This new video (Click here for video) which was only released because of the public pressure on the city, shows they were right all along.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- Reports, released by the city late Friday, show that Officer Jason Van Dyke and at least five other officers claim that the 17-year-old McDonald moved or turned threateningly toward officers, even though the video (Click here for video) of the October 2014 shooting shows McDonald walking away, and the scenario sketched out by Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in charging Van Dyke with murder contends he was walking away as well.

Miami, Fla. ~ USA -- A shocking video (Click here for video) captured by a bystander was recently uploaded to Instagram and sent to us this morning. That footage shows a Miami, Florida man being shot and killed by Miami Beach Police officers.

San Francisco, CA ~ USA -- Shocking San Francisco Police Shooting Video (Click here for video). Five officers unleash a hail of gunfire on a man with a knife.

Michigan ~ USA -- The family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by an Eaton County Sheriff Deputy sues after son slain during traffic stop for flashing brights. Bodycam video (Click here for video) shows Deven Guilford stopped for flashing his high beams. It ends with a dizzying tumble of images and the sound of gunshots that killed the young driver.

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Description: In the United States, race and police brutality continue to be closely linked, and the phenomenon has sparked a string of race riots and general uprisings over the years. During the Vietnam War, anti-war demonstrations were sometimes quelled through the use of billy-clubs and CS gas, commonly known as tear gas. The most notorious of these assaults took place during the August 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The actions of the police were later described as a "police riot" in the Walker Report to the U.S. National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence (See Documentary). One recent and notable uprising was caused by the arrest and beating of Rodney King on March 3, 1991 by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. The police officers' brutality had been videotaped by a bystander and widely broadcast (around the world) afterwards. When the four law enforcement officers charged with assault and other charges were acquitted, the 1992 Los Angeles Riots broke out (See Documentary). Copyright © 2013 Streat Beatz™. All Rights Reserved.
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“Another Nigger fried. No big deal.”

-- April 16, 2011, Statement by New York City Police Officer Michael Daragjati, boasting of his false arrest of another African-American male.

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Grounded Stand!

Posted: June 28, 2012 9:32 AM - Updated: Jan 15, 2013 11:31 AM PDT

HOUSTON, TX - Retired Houston firefighter Raul Rodriguez (pictured left) was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years after he claimed that Texas' version of a stand-your-ground law allowed him to fatally shoot a neighbor over an argument about a noisy party. Rodriguez, 46, was convicted of murder on June 13 for the 2010 killing of 36-year-old Kelly Danaher, an elementary school teacher. Angry about the noise coming from a birthday party at his neighbor's home, Rodriguez went over to Danaher's house and got into an argument with her and two other men.

In a 22-minute video he recorded on the night of the shooting, Rodriguez told a police dispatcher "my life is in danger now" and "these people are going to go try and kill me." He then said, "I'm standing my ground here," and fatally shot Danaher and wounded the other two men.

At trial, defense attorneys said Rodriguez, who had a concealed handgun license, was defending himself when one of the men lunged at him and he had less than a second to respond. Prosecutors called Rodriguez the aggressor and said he could have safely left his neighbor's driveway any time before the shooting, and the said Rodriguez had a history of not getting along with Danaher and other neighbors.

One neighbor testified that Rodriguez bragged about his guns and said a person could avoid prosecution in a shooting by telling authorities you were in fear of your life and were standing your ground and defending yourself. During the trial's punishment phase, neighbors, former co-workers and Rodriguez's ex-wife testified that Rodriguez was abusive, a bad neighbor and once shot a dog.

Rodriguez's attorneys also called for more than a dozen witnesses during the punishment phase, including his wife and sons. They and other family members testified that he was not abusive, always stressed the importance of gun safety and was not cavalier with his weapons. One son said Rodriguez shot the dog because it was attacking his family.

Rodriguez's defense was similar to that used by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who is citing Florida's stand-your-ground law in his defense in the fatal February shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Rodriguez's case, however, was decided under a different kind of self-defense doctrine.

Texas' version of a stand-your-ground law is known as the Castle Doctrine. It was revised in 2007 to expand the right to use deadly force. The new version allows people to defend themselves in their homes, workplaces or vehicles. The law also says that a person using force cannot provoke the attacker or be involved in criminal activity at the time.

Posted: Jun 13, 2012 12:07 AM PDT - Updated: Jun 15, 2012 1:25 AM PDT

HOUSTON, TX (WCJB) - A retired Houston-area firefighter was convicted of murder Wednesday for gunning down his unarmed neighbor during a dispute over a noisy house party, with jurors rejecting his argument that he was within his rights under Texas' version of a stand-your-ground law. Raul Rodriguez, 47, faces up to life in prison for the 2010 killing of Kelly Danaher. Jurors deliberated for about five hours after having received the case following closing arguments earlier Wednesday.

During closing arguments, prosecutor Kelli Johnson said Rodriguez (pictured left) started the confrontation when instead of calmly asking Danaher to turn down the music he armed himself with a handgun and a camera and proceeded to harass people at the party. Johnson said Rodriguez lured and provoked Danaher and two other men to come out onto the street and threatened them by brandishing his gun. Rodriguez did have a concealed handgun license. She said Danaher and the two other men were unarmed and that Rodriguez's life was never in any danger. Danaher's widow had told jurors her husband was not a confrontational person. "This is not what stand your ground is," Johnson said. "Stand your ground is something the law takes very seriously. The law makes it very clear" when the law can be used.

Rodriguez was angry about the noise coming from Danaher's home, where the family was having a birthday party for Danaher's wife and young daughter. Rodriguez went to the home and got into an argument with Danaher, a 36-year-old elementary school teacher, and two other men who were at the party. In a 22-minute video he recorded the night of the shooting, Rodriguez can be heard telling a police dispatcher "my life is in danger now" and "these people are going to go try and kill me." He then said "I'm standing my ground here," and shot Danaher after somebody appeared to grab his camera. The two other men were wounded.

Rodriguez's reference to standing his ground is similar to the claim made by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who is citing Florida's stand-your-ground law in his defense in the fatal February shooting of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. Rodriguez's case, however, was decided under a different kind of self-defense doctrine.

Texas' version of the law, which is known as the Castle Doctrine, was revised in 2007 to expand the right to use deadly force. It allows people to defend themselves not only in their homes but also in their workplaces or vehicles. Legal experts say the expansion also gave people wider latitude on the use of deadly force. The law also says a person using force can't provoke the attacker or be involved in criminal activity at the time. Johnson said Rodriguez can't hide behind the stand-your-ground law because he provoked the confrontation and then brandished his weapon against an unarmed individual, which is a crime. Johnson told jurors prosecutors don't have any problems with guns in Texas. "But with that comes a lot of responsibility. It has to be used as a last resort," she said.

However, his defense attorney said he doesn't believe Rodriguez did anything illegal. He said Rodriguez went to complain and was confronted by Danaher and the two other partygoers, and that he didn't pull out his gun until he was standing in the street and Danaher approached him in a threatening manner. "He had a right to be (in) the street. He was not provoking anybody. He was not engaged in any criminal activity. The (stand-your-ground) law is not only for home invasions. That's why the law was changed," Davis said. An acquittal of Rodriguez would not "say everyone in the city of Houston is going to turn into the wild, wild west," the attorney said.

Danaher's wife, Mindy, said she cried tears of joy and sadness after the verdict was read. "I'm just glad that he can't hurt anybody else. That's my main thing," she said outside the courtroom. "I love my husband and I miss him so much."

Rodriguez's attorneys left the courtroom without speaking to reporters. His family, who sobbed after hearing the verdict, declined to comment. His attorneys did not present any witnesses in his defense. The trial's punishment phase, which will include further testimony, was scheduled to begin Thursday. A Houston criminal defense attorney who was not involved in the case but who followed it, said a conviction in a case like Rodriguez's might prompt some clarification of Texas' stand-your-ground law that would more clearly define what it means to provoke someone. But he said the outcome of the case, conviction or acquittal, would not lead to major changes in the law.

Arizona Boys!

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Georgia Brawlers!

Updated: Tuesday, 27 Jul 2011, 4:04 PM PDT Published : Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011, 7:28 AM EDT (The DeKalb County sheriff's office says three detention officers have been charged in relation to a scuffle involving an inmate. The sheriff's office says officers Nelson Seals, Jean Bruno and Deborah Grier were arrested Monday.) DECATUR, Ga. - The DeKalb County sheriff's office says three detention officers have been charged in relation to a scuffle involving an inmate. The sheriff's office says officers Nelson Seals, Jean Bruno and Deborah Grier were arrested Monday. Officials say an argument on May 15 between Seals and the unidentified inmate over restroom use became physical. The inmate was being held in the DeKalb County Jail on a disorderly conduct charge. Sheriff Thomas Brown says all three officers, along with an unidentified officer, have been suspended without pay.

Dr. Death!

June 22, 2011


Posted: 03/29/2011 10:52:14 PM PDT Updated: 03/30/2011 02:14:55 PM PDT The family of a 29-year-old Antioch man killed during a Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement bust three years ago has appealed a justifiable killing ruling, the latest development in the law enforcement scandal involving former CNET task force commander Norman Wielsch. The appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the family of Timothy Wayne Mitchell says that other officers involved with the CNET task force will soon be charged with felonies. Wielsch was one of five defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Mitchell's family after he was fatally shot by Pittsburg police Officer Les Galer on March 11, 2008, during a drug bust at Mitchell's apartment. San Francisco U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled in January that Galer had "an objectionably reasonable fear of death" and "committed a justifiable act of homicide." But in filing the appeal, attorneys for Mitchell's family said Wielsch "offered sworn testimony in support" of the officers and that "his credibility is badly damaged." In addition, the lawyers wrote in the motion that the Mitchell family "is informed and believes that other (CNET) agents will soon be charged with felonies, too." Wielsch was arrested along with private investigator Christopher Butler on drug and weapons charges Feb. 16, a development that has caused attorneys to review many past cases involving the CNET task force. Wielsch and Butler have been accused of other schemes, including a staged fake arrest of a teenager in Pleasant Hill and attempts to lure targets into drunken driving arrests. Stephen Tanabe, a former Danville police officer, was arrested March 4 in connection with the so-called "dirty DUI" scheme. On Wednesday, March 30 another Vallejo attorney announced a multi-million dollar civil rights lawsuit against Wielsch, another CNET agent and three Antioch police officers. "These officers are acting like mobsters and gangsters," the attorney said. The lawsuit claims the officers stole private property during warrant searches. "We're alleging these individuals are conducting a pattern of a continuing criminal enterprise where they're abusing the courts and their police authority to seize jewelry, money, currency and other personal effects from these law abiding citizens," said the attorney. The same attorney provided surveillance photos and videos showing the officers, including a man the attorney claims is Wielsch, searching the Grow It Yourself Gardens hydroponics store in Antioch in 2009. The lawsuit claims much of the search was done without a warrant and that the owners of the store, the O'Tooles, had personal items, even a Victoria's Secret gift card, seized and never returned. The O'Tooles were never charged with a crime. Wielsch acknowledges some resemblance but says the man in the surveillance images is not him. "To me, the officer in the pictures looks like he has tattoos, the hair is different, plus we wear totally different raid gear than Antioch PD wears; if I've done something wrong, I'll admit it, but that's not me," Wielsch said. The attorney says he still believes the man in the surveillance video is Wielsch and he wants his case to go to a jury so they can decide.

Unarmed & Killed

Posted: March 28, 2011 CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (WCJB) -- In the East Bay on Monday, one man was shot dead by police and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office says deputies had no choice, but to open fire. Bay Point's Nathan Poznick said he heard the gunshots just after 1 a.m. Monday. It was the culmination of a traffic stop made by two Contra Costa Sheriff's deputies on a white Buick. At first the driver provided deputies with a false name, then, according to sheriff's deputies, they learned there was a warrant for the man's arrest. "The driver of the vehicle started to flee, inside the car, driving away at a high rate of speed. The deputies attempted to prevent him from driving away. One deputy became partially trapped inside the vehicle. The other deputy was struck by the vehicle. In fear for both of their safety and to prevent serious injury or fatality, one of the officers fired his service weapon," said Contra Costa Sheriff's Capt. Steve Warne. The Buick came to a stop about 200 yards from where the incident began.
"They stopped, locked their brakes up, then the cops pulled up behind him and the guy fell out, and didn't get up," said Bay Point resident Mike Grimm. The driver of the Buick, 24-year-old Johnny Angel Ochoa, was shot in the stomach and later died at an area hospital. A five-year veteran, the deputy who fired on Ochoa received minor leg injuries when struck by the car. Sheriffs say the warrant for Ochoa's arrest stemmed from prior child endangerment and vandalism charges. "This suspect was wanted on a warrant, did not want to be apprehended, and tried to flee," said Warne. Because the shooting involved a deputy, the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office will also investigate Ochoa's death.

Agent Norman Wielsch

Posted: 12:23 pm PDT March 23, 2011 MARTINEZ, Calif. -- Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a suspected madam because their case hinged on a California narcotics officer charged with stealing drugs from evidence lockers. The Contra Costa district attorney's office say up to 40 other cases involving State Department of Justice Agent Norman Wielsch could also be at stake. Wielsch has been charged with 25 felony counts involving the theft of methamphetamines, marijuana, steroids and prescription pills from evidence lockers. The task force led by Wielsch targeted prostitution and drug rings. The San Francisco Chronicle says prosecutors decided to drop a case involving Wielsch in a 2009 sting at the Excel Massage Therapy parlor in San Ramon. There were two arrests. A judge dismissed the case last week at Koeppel's request.

The Grim Reaper!

Robert Gremminger

On Thursday November 6, 1997, a San Jose jury composed of 7 white women, 2 white men, 2 Latinas, and 1 Asian American woman found former white San Jose Fire Captain Robert Gremminger guilty of 1) involuntary manslaughter and 2) carrying a weapon without a permit. Gremminger could face up to fourteen years in prison. Former San Jose Fire Captain Robert Gremminger had been charged with second degree murder for the shooting and killing of Anthony Lamont Gilbert, an unarmed African American man at the Great Mall of Milpitas on October 24, 1996. Many members of the African American community were outraged by the verdict. In a joint press release, the San Jose Branch of the NAACP, the San Jose Million Man March, and the Human Rights Defense Committee stated: “We are outraged by the jury’s findings. We firmly believe that had there been even one African American juror, the results may have been different. Today’s verdict shows that it's still perfectly acceptable for an individual to act as “judge, jury, and executioner” in Santa Clara County. Gremminger acted as a vigilante in the shooting and killing of Anthony Lamont Gilbert who was an unarmed African American man at the Great Mall of Milpitas.” BACKGROUND OF THE DEFENDANT Former San Jose Fire Captain Robert Gremminger resides with wife Judi Gremminger in Ben Lomond which is a small town in Santa Cruz County. Gremminger and his wife own two other properties in Santa Cruz County. One of the properties is in Boulder Creek and the other is in Felton. According to the 1990 census, Ben Lomond’s population is 93% white, Boulder Creek’s population is 95.5% white, and Felton’s population is 96.5% white. Gremminger is a registered Republican and his wife is a school teacher. His daughter is currently a San Jose Firefighter. Gremminger is the son of a San Francisco police officer and he is a former Daly City and Mountain View police officer. In the late 1960s, Mountain View High School teacher Arthur Olmos alleges that Gremminger stopped his brother for drunk driving. According to Mr. Olmos, Gremminger later arrested Mr. Olmos when he argued that his brother should not be arrested. Mr. Olmos was later taken to the Mountain View City Jail. According to Mr. Olmos, Gremminger called him “every dirty name that you could call a Mexican American.” Gremminger shot a white man in the arm in the late 1960s. The man sued and later a settlement was reached in the amount of $3,000.00. Shortly thereafter, Gremminger left the Mountain View Police Department. In 1970, Gremminger joined the San Jose Fire Department. At that time, there were no African American firefighters. On May 21, 1995, Gremminger informed San Jose city officials that an African American firefighter had leaked to him portions of the oral component of the Battalion Chief’s exam. On May 22, 1995, a city consultant rewrote the exam based on this allegation. On May 23-26, 1995, all of the five African American candidates passed the exam whereas 26 of 37 of the white candidates failed. The Santa Clara County Black Firefighters presented evidence that for the past decade, African Americans had a 90% pass rate. In some years, 100% of the African American candidates had passed the Battalion Chief’s exam. Despite this evidence, on July 26, 1995, Gremminger, along with 22 other firefighters, filed a reverse discrimination lawsuit alleging that African American firefighters had cheated on the Battalion Chief’s exam. On January 23, 1996, Superior Court Judge Conrad Rushing dismissed the lawsuit. In his dismissing the lawsuit, Judge Rushing wrote:
“The plaintiffs herein seem to me, by their testimony, to be convinced that there was a conspiracy between the five black firefighters who passed the test and the fire chief. The only evidence of that is that the chief knew and met with those persons at times prior to the test. He also knew and met with the other candidates, but the difference is that (and the only difference is) of skin color. Propping a conspiracy theory on skin color is unreasonable.”
Less than a year later, on October 24, 1996, Robert Gremminger shot and fatally wounded Anthony Lamont Gilbert at the Great Mall of Milpitas in broad day light at 12:07 p.m., with a gun that he did not have a permit to carry. Gremminger claimed that the gun was a 30 year old off duty weapon that he had from his days as a Mountain View Police Officer and prior to this incident, he had never fired the gun. Gremminger also claimed that he initially retrieved his gun from his red Corvette licensed “Hotstuff” on the basis that he thought a security guard needed help after he had confronted Gilbert over an alleged shoplifting incident in the parking lot. Gremminger did not know what the confrontation was about, nor did he ask the security guard did he need help. After Gremminger returned from retrieving his gun, he claimed that he shot his gun because he thought that Gilbert was going to run him over. At the time of the incident, Gilbert’s car was moving at the rate of one mile per hour. The whole incident with the exception of the actual shooting was captured on videotape by the Great Mall’s cameras. Gremminger was later charged with second degree murder. GREMMINGER’S WIFE DEFENDS HIS ACTIONS On November 4, 1996, Judi Gremminger called Gremminger a “hero” in the shooting and killing Anthony Lamont Gilbert. She also said “He was really trying to help someone.” Judi Gremminger also stated that if the killing had involved a “black man who shot a black man, or a brown man who shot a brown man, we wouldn’t be here today.” THE BAIL HEARING When Gremminger was arrested, he was originally held without bail. The prosecution argued that Gremminger should not be released on bail, because he was a danger to the community. On November 8, 1996, Gremminger’s attorney Ken Robinson presented over 70 letters supporting that bail should be set. Among these letters were letters from Deputy District Attorney Rod Braughton and Deputy District Attorney Lynn Knapp. Braughton was Gremminger’s former supervisor when they worked together at the Mountain View Police Department in the late 1960s. Knapp had previously worked with Gremminger at the San Jose Fire Department. To the African American community’s dismay, bail was set at $1,000,000 by Santa Clara County Municipal Court Judge Jerome Brock. On the Monday before the Thanksgiving, Gremminger posted bail (with the help of San Jose Police Officers and Firefighters) and was released. SPECIAL TREATMENT GIVEN BY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT After returning from spending the Thanksgiving holiday with his family, on December 2, 1996, the defendant Robert Gremminger was escorted in and out of Superior Court through the hallways which are reserved for judges and escorted out of the back door of the court room. The Sheriff’s office claimed that the reason for the special treatment was that it was necessary to ensure public safety. No one from Gilbert’s family had threatened Gremminger. Many members of the African American community were outraged by this unfair treatment. The NAACP intervened and requested that the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department stop providing Gremminger with special treatment. GREMMINGER FILES FOR PENSION In November 1996, the City of San Jose issued a statement saying that Gremminger was no longer with the department. However, it refused to state whether Gremminger had been terminated or had resigned. Through the San Jose Branch of the NAACP’s investigation, it discovered that Gremminger had applied for retirement benefits when he had turned 55 in November 1996. Under the City Ordinance, the City of San Jose was required to provide an employee with retirement benefits unless he is convicted of a felony or he has committed treason. Because Gremminger had been only charged with a felony, the City of San Jose was required to provide Gremminger with his retirement benefits. As a result, on December 16, 1996, the Police and Fire Retirement Board issued Gremminger’s pension in the amount of $47,000.00 per year. THE TRIAL AND ITS JURY POOL On October 6, 1997, the trial of Robert Gremminger finally began. The jury pool of 180 prospective jurors consisted largely of whites. There were only a handful of African Americans. One African American man testified that he could not be fair and impartial, because his family had gone through a similar incident. As a result, he was excused from the jury duty. The final jury picked was composed of 8 white women who were mostly middle aged and senior citizens, 1 white man, 2 Latinas, and 1 Asian American woman. The San Jose Branch of the NAACP was disappointed by the composition of the jury. However, because there was no legal ground for the NAACP to challenge the composition of the jury, the NAACP was unable to take any action. EVIDENCE THAT THE JURY NEVER HEARD The jury was presented evidence of the videotape, Gremminger’s testimony, the security guard Gary Petrakowitz’s testimony, Milipitas police officer Steven Petrakowitz’s testimony and about a half dozen witnesses who saw the shooting and killing of Anthony Lamont Gilbert. The jury also visited the scene of the crime. However, the jury was never presented evidence relating the following incidents: 1) Gremminger’s shooting of a man in the late 1960s in the arm, 2) the reverse discrimination lawsuit in which he alleged African American firefighters had cheated on the Battalion Chief’s exam, and 3) testimony from Mr. Olmos in which he would have alleged that Gremminger as a Mountain View Police Officer had called him racial epithets in 1960s. Because Gremminger never presented evidence relating to his character, the prosecution could not present any evidence which related to his character. As a result, the jury was never provided with the above evidence. GREMMINGER’S ATTORNEY’S ARGUMENT In his closing argument, criminal defense attorney Ken Robinson pointed out problems with the videotape. Prosecutor Joyce Allegro in her rebuttal later pointed out to the jury that in Robinson’s opening statement, he had said “Thank God for the video. This is the best evidence that we have.” Robinson noted the defendant had dedicated his entire life to protecting people. Robinson pointed to Gremminger’s past careers as a police officer and a firefighter. Robinson also pointed out that Gilbert had assaulted security guards in the past when he had other shoplifting incidents. Robinson also noted that self defense does not require that the individual retreat from danger. Under the law, the individual has the right to stand his ground and defend himself. Robinson noted that he would have left and summoned help. However, given Gremminger’s background in helping others, he was under no duty to retreat. He had the right to defend himself. Robinson also pointed that other witnesses supported Gremminger’s testimony that he felt his life was in danger. He concluded by telling the jury that he was turning over the fate of Gremminger’s life to them. THE PROSECUTION’S ARGUMENT In her closing argument, veteran prosecutor Joyce Allegro pointed to the videotape as the best evidence of Gremminger’s intent to kill Anthony Lamont Gilbert. Allegro refuted Gremminger’s claim that he had retrieved his gun from his car in order to protect the security guard who was in the middle of a confrontation with Anthony Lamont Gilbert who was a driver of 1989 Pontiac that was boxed between other vehicles. Not once did Gremminger ask the security guard did he need help or what was going on. Allegro also pointed out if Gremminger were so concerned about the security guard’s safety why did he turn his back to him when he went to his car to retrieve the gun. She also noted that Gremminger had not run to his car to retrieve the gun, rather he “sauntered” over to his car. Allegro also refuted the defense’s allegation that Gilbert intended to run over Gremminger after he returned. She noted at the time of the shooting, Gremminger had stated the car was going one mile per hour. Allegro pointed to other evidence that Gilbert’s foot was on the brakes and it took several men to remove Gilbert from the car. She also stated that even if Gilbert had been accelerating, shooting him would not have stopped the car. She compared Gremminger to acting as “judge, jury, and executioner” and practicing vigilantism. Allegro asked the jury “Since when do you get the death penalty for petty theft?” THE JURY’S DELIBERATIONS AND ITS VERDICT After jury instructions were given on November 4, 1997, the jury began its deliberations. At the end of the day, one juror informed the court that she could not continue to serve, because she had a prepaid airline ticket. As a result, she was replaced with a white male juror and deliberations began all over again on November 5, 1997. The jurors never really entertained the issue of race. One white male juror noted that they discussed the issue for five minutes and that issue was later put to rest. Initially five of the jurors wanted to acquit Gremminger on theory that he had acted in self defense. Two wanted Gremminger to be convicted of second degree murder. Others felt that Gremminger had acted negligently in firing into a crowded parking lot during noontime. After two days of deliberations, the jury decided to reach a compromise. On Thursday November 6, 1997 at approximately 5:15 p.m., it announced its verdict of involuntary manslaughter. The members of the family of the victim were shocked by the jury’s findings. THE COMMUNITY’S RESPONSE TO THE VERDICT The San Jose Branch of the NAACP, San Jose Million Man March and the Human Rights Defense Committee held a community forum at the African American Community Service Agency on the night of the verdict. The civil rights organizations advocated that Gremminger should receive the maximum penalty under California law and he not be given probation, because probation was totally unacceptable. They also advocated that because Gremminger had been convicted of a felony, the City of San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Board should exercise it discretionary powers and revoke Gremminger’s pension. SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ALICE WOODY’S RESPONSE San Jose City Council Member Alice Woody who [wa]s the only African American member of the San Jose City Council and a member of the San Jose Police and Fire Department Board will place on the January agenda of the San Jose Police and Fire Department Board the line item of whether the Board should revoke Gremminger’s pension. THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIM FILES 7.5 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT On November 7, 1997, Rodney Moore who is the attorney for the family of the victim Anthony Lamont Gilbert announced that the family had filed a 7.5 million dollar lawsuit against the City of San Jose, City of Milpitas, Great Mall of Milpitas, and Robert Gremminger. The San Jose Branch of the NAACP has vowed that it will support the victim’s family in its civil lawsuit. RACIST BACKLASH IN THE FACE OF THE VERDICT Since the announcement of the verdict, the San Jose Branch of the NAACP has received several racist messages on its answering machine. One message from an unidentified white male stated: “F--k the struggle. You guys are a bunch of n----rs. This n----r got shot for shoplifting. Deserves what he got. He f-----g steals from people. That’s what I call justice. That’s what I think.”
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Going Postal!

Posted: 25 March 2016 08:00PM PST ~ Updated: 27 March 2016 10:00PM PST

Brooklyn, NY -- An unmarked NYPD police car drove very close to mailman Glenn Grays in Brooklyn. Grays shouted at the car. Four plainclothes NYPD officers got out of the car and started to handcuff Grays. Grays initially tried to resist. One of the officers said, “Stop resisting! You’re going to get hurt if you don’t give me your fucking hands.”

The NYPD officers arrested him and left the mail truck completely unattended. Leaving the U.S. Postal truck unattended is a violation of federal law. The vast majority of the incident was recorded on a cell-phone camera. Eric L. Adams is a former NYPD officer. He is also Brooklyn Borough President. He reviewed the video during a press conference. He calls this a “questionable arrest.” He said:

“It is not a crime for someone to voice outrage after almost being struck by a vehicle … It is not a crime to state that you’re angry at someone who almost hit you. That is not a crime … If they would do that to him in his postal uniform, they would do it to any person of color in that community.”

NYPD would not offer an explanation as to why they arrested Grays. Grays does not have a criminal record. He was released with a ticket for resisting arrest. Adams urged the New York City Police Department to take swift disciplinary action against the police officers. Borough President Adams was joined by that postal worker's family as well as members of his union, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 41.

True Bills!

Posted: 11 February 2016 08:00PM PST ~ Updated: 11 February 2016 10:00PM PST

GREEN RIVER, WY – A grand jury, ordered to convene by Third Judicial District Court Judge Nena James, has indicted Jacob Anglesey, age 34 of Green River, Wyoming, on Murder in the First Degree for the March 2009 death of Konnor Allen, a two-year-old boy in his care.

Anglesey is a police officer with the Green River Police Department.

On March 9, 2009, emergency crews responded to Allen’s home in Green River, after receiving a call from Anglesey stating that the child, Allen, who was in his care, was unresponsive following a fall. Allen was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

Due to the critical nature of Allen, he was transferred by Life Flight to the Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Despite medical efforts, Allen could not recover from the fatal head trauma. He was pronounced dead on March 10, 2009.

Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office was notified and they contacted the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to conduct an investigation. DCI presented their initial findings to a special prosecutor, requested by then Sweetwater County Attorney, Brett Johnson, and appointed by the Sweetwater County Commissioners on March 12, 2009. After review of the investigation, the appointed special prosecutor declined to initiate charges at that time.

The case remained open with Wyoming DCI since then, and in 2015, DCI Agents presented their findings, as well as expert reports to Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe. The investigation presented alleged inconsistent statements from Anglesey as to the cause of Allen’s injuries, and the medical exam report. Also included were medical reports citing the injuries to Allen were caused by non-accidental trauma.

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s office presented the investigation to the grand jury. After deliberation, the grand jury indicted Anglesey on Murder in the First Degree for the death of Allen.

Murder in the First Degree carries a penalty of death, life imprisonment without parole, or life imprisonment according to law.

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s office advises that individuals charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law.

Pink Housing!

Posted: 11 February 2016 08:00PM PST ~ Updated: 11 February 2016 10:00PM PST

New York -- A New York City police officer was convicted of manslaughter on Thursday for killing an unarmed man who was hit by a ricocheting bullet fired from the officer’s gun in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project in a case that highlighted concerns over police accountability.

The officer, Peter Liang, and his partner were conducting a so-called vertical patrol on Nov. 20, 2014, inside the Louis H. Pink Houses in the East New York neighborhood. At one point, Officer Liang opened a door into an unlighted stairwell and his gun went off. The bullet glanced off a wall and hit Akai Gurley, 28, who was walking down the stairs with his girlfriend, and pierced his heart.

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — On Nov. 20, 2014, Rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang shot and killed Akai Gurley, 28, during a patrol of a dimly-lit stairwell at the Pink Houses, located at 2724 Linden Blvd.

Posted: 28 January 2016 12:00PM EST ~ Updated: 30 January 2016 11:21PM PST

New York -- Opening the prosecution’s case, Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Marc Fliedner stated: “Akai Gurley is dead today because he crossed paths with Peter Liang.” Opening statements and testimony began this week in the long-awaited trial of New York City police officer Peter Liang. Jury selection in the case was completed last week. Liang is on trial for the killing of Akai Gurley more than 14 months ago. Gurley was an unarmed 28-year-old African-American man walking down the stairs in his apartment building.

Liang was indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury on manslaughter and other charges last February. The prosecution and defense agree on the immediate events that led to Gurley’s death. The indictment of Liang is a rare occurrence. One recent report indicated that 54 police officers faced criminal charges in the past decade. This is out of the thousands of police killings (many of them involving unarmed; innocent; or mentally disturbed individuals) that took place over this same period. Convictions in cases like these are even more uncommon.

On November 20, 2014, Liang and another cop Shaun Landau, were making a “vertical patrol.” This involves checking the stairwells in the high-rise building. Gurley's apartment building is part of the Louis H. Pink housing projects in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Liang and his partner were patrolling in the housing project when Landau reportedly heard the sound of footsteps. They were on the eighth floor at the time.

Meanwhile, Gurley and his girlfriend, Melissa Butler, decided to walk down from the seventh floor after the elevator never showed up. This is a common occurrence in public housing. They descended an unlit staircase. Unlit stairwells are a product of the wanton neglect of basic maintenance in the He drew his pistol with the other. He fired his gun immediately. Liang then returned to his partner and said it had been an accident and that he would now be fired. The two officers failed to check to see whether anyone had been injured. Instead, they argued for two minutes over whether their supervisor should be called, as stipulated in police rules. The argument then centered upon which of them should call the supervisor. Liang then placed a call to his union representative.

Meanwhile, Gurley started running. Then, staggering and in increasing difficulty, Gurley collapsed on the fifth floor and died. Butler saw that he had been shot and tried desperately to get help by knocking on nearby doors. After failing to resolve the argument regarding which of them should call their supervisor, the officers made their way down the stairs. They came across the mortally wounded Gurley and his crying friend Butler on the fifth floor. They did nothing, even though they are required to perform CPR when needed. Liang finally called his superior after having seen Gurley dying.

Melissa Lopez testified on the first day of the trial. Lopez was Butler's neighbor. She said that she had called 911 after Ms. Butler rang her bell. Lopez testified, “I saw her standing there, crying, asking for help, her hands all bloody.” She testified that when she went out to the stairwell, she saw the police officers. The prosecution asked what they did and Lopez replied, “Nothing.” Ms. Lopez also said in her call for emergency assistance, recorded and played in court: “The cops shot him, the cops shot him,” “There’s like a million cops, but no ambulance.”

The police did not summon an ambulance. The prosecution alleges that during this entire period, Landau and Liang behaved as though Gurley was “collateral damage.” They acted as if Gurley was an unfortunate casualty in the job of policing the poor neighborhood. The prosecution charges that the officer’s behavior makes him guilty of second-degree manslaughter, involving recklessness rather than intent to kill. A manslaughter conviction could bring a sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison. Liang also faces official misconduct; reckless endangerment; and other charges.

Officer Landau is expected to testify under an immunity agreement. The prosecution’s outline of the case indicates that, although Landau was not the shooter, he also refused to provide any aid to the dying man.

Liang’s lawyer indicated that the police officer would probably take the stand in his own defense. The strategy will apparently be to present him as a virtual innocent himself, a young officer trying his best and ensnared in what his defense attorney claimed was “a million-to-one possibility,” as his bullet ricocheted off the wall and struck Gurley. The attorney added that the case was “not a referendum on policing in the United States.”

The cop is clearly guilty of violating specific rules on the holding and use of guns, breaching regulations in failing to notify his supervisor for 20 minutes, and, above all, refusing to provide first aid.

These actions did not take place in a vacuum. The police are sent into the city’s housing projects to carry out “broken windows” policing, initiated under the current police commissioner, William Bratton, during his first stint on the job more than 20 years ago. The cops function as a virtual occupation force, making threats and arrests for such charges as loitering and trespass, even in one’s own building, and minor drug charges that would barely raise an eyebrow in wealthier parts of the city.

The trial in the Akai Gurley case has been delayed for nearly a year, likely to allow anger to cool. His killing came within weeks of the exoneration of the police in the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island that past summer. Only two days later, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland cop. The killing of Akai Gurley, unlike these cases, was accidental, but it was an “accident” that reflects the police-state atmosphere in working class and poorer sections of the city.


Posted: 01/29/2016 10:40:25 AM MST ~ Updated: 02/01/2016 01:12 AM PST

Florida -- A federal grand jury in Tampa has indicted former Marion County sheriff’s deputy Jesse Terrell, age 33 (pictured above, center). The former Florida sheriff’s deputy was indicted on charges of violating the civil rights of an unarmed Black man. Derrick Price was brutally beaten after surrendering to Terrell and four other officers following a brief foot chase last year. All of the officers are White.

The indictment was handed down late Tuesday. Terrell is accused of using excessive force against Price during the incident in August 2014. Four of Terrell’s former colleagues pleaded guilty to the charge after accepting a deal. All of the officers have either resigned or been terminated from the sheriff’s department. A fifth officer looked on at the attack. However, he did not intervene. This deputies fate as of yet, ... remains unclear.

The beating was captured on video. It contains footage from security cameras and one officer’s body camera. The two-minute video was posted online. Price fled when the deputies attempted to execute a drug-related arrest warrant. The video shows Price running into the lot. He puts his hands into the air. He is lying facedown on the concrete before any officers reach him. Seconds later one officer reaches Price.

The deputy who reaches Price first kneels beside him and pulls Price’s arms behind his back as if to cuff him. Four other officers arrive and surround Price on the ground. In the video an officer can be heard ordering Price to “stop resisting.” Although Price was clearly complying with their commands, they proceeded to brutally beat him. One officer who knees him in the ribs a dozen times and another repeatedly punches Price in the head. Price was left bloodied in a parking lot where he surrendered.

Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair released a statement, saying, “The abusive and unprofessional actions they displayed shocked me to my core.” After reviewing the video, the sheriff added that he requested the officers’ termination with “absolutely no hesitation.”

Rival Motorcycle Clubs!

Posted: 01/31/2016 10:40:25 AM MST ~ Updated: 02/01/2016 01:12 AM PST

Denver, CO -- Members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and Iron Order Motorcycle Club are blaming each other for a fight Saturday that left one man dead and seven others shot or stabbed. The Iron Order Motorcycle Club is largely made up of police officers, military members and other law enforcement officers. A large number of the Mongols were at the Colorado Motorcycle expo. The Mongols are a biker gang whose website advises that they are "the baddest motorcycle club known worldwide." The U.S. Department of Justice classifies the Mongols as a highly organized criminal enterprise. Members of other outlaw motorcycle gangs including the Bandidos and Hells Angels were also there. The seven injured bikers from the Expo remain hospitalized. Police said no arrests have been made as of Sunday.

An attorney for the Mongols Motorcycle Club says members of the Mongols did not fire a single bullet during the confrontation. "The only person who died here was shot by a member of the cop club." He said members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club taunted Mongols into an argument. The Iron Order members then escalated the violence that led to the fatal shooting of a Mongols member. "The Iron Order are cowards," the attorney said Sunday. "The Iron Order started an argument. An Iron Order member threw the first punch. And when they were handily losing the fight they pulled out a gun and shot a Mongol. "Even Mongols have a right to defend themselves," the lawyer said.

The Mongols attorney claims that the Iron Order likewise identifies itself as an outlaw motorcycle club. They signify their OMC status through the use of three patches to identify different ranks of members. The attorney continued, "They are known for picking fights and being jerks. It was a fair fight until the Iron Order member pulled out a gun. For them to come out and play the victim when they picked the fight is outrageous. They are a bunch of cops who say the rules of society don't apply to them."

The attorney for the Mongols said the incident began near the basement. Several Mongols had booths set up to sell T-shirts he said. He said several Iron Order members were drinking beers and staring the Mongols down. A group of Mongols walked over and said, "What are you doing here? Get out of here." One Iron Order member the shoved a Mongol. A Mongol knocked a beer out of his hand. During a fight that broke out, another Iron Order member, who appeared to be drunk, pulled out a gun, waved it in the air, yelled profanities and threatened, "I'll shoot you," the attorney said.

At that point, one of the Mongols charged the gun-toting man to tackle him. The Iron Order member shot him according to the attorney. A melee broke out in which the Mongols had beaten their rivals. The man who was armed stood up on the stairs and began waving his gun again. Another Mongol charged after him again and the Iron Order member fatally shot him. The Iron Order member who shot two men was handcuffed and taken to the police station to be questioned, he said.

The version a lawyer for the Iron Order Motorcycle Club tells is much different. The Iron Order attorney is flying to Denver Sunday to help handle the matter. He said the fight started on a flight of stairs. He said the shootout may have started when three members were jumped by members of one or more biker gangs. He said only about 15 members of the Iron Order were attending the event. When the three got separated from the group and were jumped by members of the Mongols, and possibly others, he said. "Once that happened, there was an opportunity to jump them, and they were sorely outnumbered," the attorney said.

"There were Mongols in front, and Mongols in back," and they began harassing an African-American member of the Iron Order. "One of the Mongols knocked a beer out of his hand and called him a racial slur," he said. Another member of the Mongols then confronted the corrections officer, and another Iron Order member, who was later taken into custody. The attorney said the Mongols shot first. "It grazed one of our guys, and then hit another one. Then they stabbed one of our guys repeatedly and started beating up the other fellow." The attorney said a Colorado Department of Corrections officer fired a shot during the incident. The corrections officer fired his gun "clearly in self defense," Whitfield said. However, he didn't know if that bullet hit any Mongols.

Vince Bohm, who identified himself as a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, said an off-duty police officer fatally shot a Mongol. Neither the attorneys, or Bohm witnessed Saturday's brawl at the 38th annual motorcycle expo. However, each relayed what they heard from numerous members of the two clubs. The primary combatants were members of the cop club and the Mongols. However, it was an off-duty cop who fatally shot the Mongol, he said. Bohm, a former "patched" member of the Mongols, said he arrived at the show just after the shooting as a large group of Bandidos were streaming out of the Expo.

He said he is concerned that any investigation will not result in charges against a police officer. He said even though shooting a gun at a crowded show with kids is very dangerous. "If a cop shoots him they'll find some way to get him off," Bohm said Sunday.

Detectives continue to interview witnesses Sunday, Raquel Lopez, Denver police spokeswoman said. "As of right now there are no arrests," Lopez said. "They are still trying to figure it out." Lopez said she does not know which gang the person who died Saturday is affiliated with. That isn't a detail that Chief Robert White is going to release at this point, she said.

Detectives have not been able to question some of the key witnesses, including those who were shot or stabbed, because they are still undergoing treatment. "There is a lot of information that is still not known," Lopez said. Lopez said she cannot comment on whether guns used in an exchange of gunfire have been obtained. That information is part of the investigation and will not be revealed, she said. The Denver Coroner's Office will release the identity of the dead man, she said. The attorney for the Mongols declined to name the dead man.

Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said the melee will be thoroughly investigated and when the review is complete, the case will be presented to District Attorney Mitch Morrissey for possible charges. "We're hearing different things about what happened," Jackson said. Before the police department releases facts about what happened they will conduct an investigation including collecting evidence at the scene.

The injured were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. The hospital was put on lockdown for a few hours Saturday afternoon. The lockdown has since been lifted. The hospital is in normal operations, though officers are still on the scene to prevent further trouble. The seven people injured Saturday remained hospitalized Sunday. Three are listed in critical condition and four are listed in stable condition.

Denver officials canceled the expo's Sunday session at the National Western Stock Show Complex. On Sunday, the expo's organizer posted a short message apologizing to vendors and patrons for the inconvenience.

Robert Lee comes to the event every year from his home in England to buy and sell motorcycles. On Sunday, he was loading a pair of motorcycles he had sold into a trailer. The shooting broke out near the spot where he was selling. However, he had left his booth to get a bowl of chile. He didn't witness the bloodshed. When he returned to the booth, police had cordoned it off, and he was unable to sell anything else. The violence, "just killed business stone dead," he said. "We do get gang fights in England, but they try not to do it in public. It is just wrong to bring guns to an event like this," he said.

Donald Haverland was showing motorcycles at the Expo with his wife. He has come to the event for each of the past seven years. During that time, there have been altercations between packs of bikers, but nothing as serious as Saturday's deadly brawl. "But I have noticed a level of antagonism increasing over the years," he said. When the couple first began coming to the show, Haverland said, he often saw several members of different motorcycle clubs talking to each other. Most of the bikers considered the event neutral territory. However, over the past two or three years, he noticed a change in attitude.

"Someone would walk up to somebody real fast like they were mad, and then stop about 10 feet away and stare at them, and there were groups bumping into others, he said. "I haven't wanted to come for the past five or six years because I could see an escalation," Haverland said. He came this year because his wife, Rochelle Hayes-Haverland, insisted. She said she heard about the brawl while she was attending the Tanner Gun Show, held at the Denver Mart, on East 58th Avenue. "I was shocked," she said.

Bitchin' Up!

Posted: Fri. January 22, 2016 EST ~ Updated: Wed, January 14, 2016 PST

Bloomfield, New Jersey -- Ex-Bloomfield, New Jersey Police Officer Orlando Trinidad, 34 (pictured above, center) wept openly in court wiafter being sentenced to five years in prison for lying on a police report. Trinidad had already been convicted of official misconduct and other charges. Trinidad and his partner, Sean Courter, were both convicted in November. Courter has not yet been sentenced.

Trinidad and Courter accused Marcus Jeter of trying to grab Courter’s gun during an arrest. However, dashcam video showed Jeter with his hands in the air while exiting the vehicle. He is repeatedly heard stating, “I’m not grabbing……..I did nothing wrong.” Jeter says he still has nightmares about the incident. “I feared for my life that night. It’s a situation that I would never want anybody to be in, and I believe that I didn’t do anything to provoke the officers that night.” Trinidad was convicted of simple assault for striking Jeter. If it had not been for the dashcam video, Jeter could’ve been convicted of eluding arrest and aggravated assault. Jeter has filed a lawsuit against both the city of Bloomfield and the officers.

Prosecutors argued that Trinidad’s actions “show a complete lack of respect for Marcus Jeter and the citizens of Bloomfield; Essex County; and for his position as a law enforcement officer.” Trinidad said he was “truly sorry” during sentencing. His apology was the result of a false police report he submitted after a 2012 arrest. “I am truly sorry for everything that has transpired.” Trinidad was surrounded by family and friends. “I am a different man today as I stand here before you. I am a humbled man.” Trinidad must serve the entire sentence. New Jersey law requires a mandatory five year sentence for official misconduct convictions.

Street Soldiers!

Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 ~ Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2016

WEST OAKLAND, Calif. (WCJB) -- Police are searching for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man on a BART train in West Oakland on Saturday. Police have not released the name of the victim. BART officials said the shooting happened at 7:50 p.m. on a San Francisco-bound train. The BART station reopened Sunday after being closed all night on Saturday.

Many of the passengers on the train described a terrifying situation. "We thought we were going to die. Everyone near me, we all thought we were going to die," BART passenger Brad Chapin said. Chapin was on the same BART train where one passenger was shot and killed. He captured cellphone video of frightened passengers who got on the floor of the train when the shooting started. "People were screaming 'get on the ground,"' Chapin said.

Witnesses told media sources they had noticed a disheveled looking man get on the train at the Rockridge or Macarthur BART station as the train approached the West Oakland station. "There was one large pop. I looked up, smoke was rising. He had his hand down shooting and there were two, maybe three more shots, the doors were then all open and all of us fled," John McBride said.

Police said the man shot a passenger and then ran off the train. One passenger who was a nurse performed CPR on the victim until help arrived. One witness said the victim was holding a knife. However, no one remembers any type of argument before the shooting.

On Sunday, many passengers were feeling scared about riding BART. "We just decided to come because it can happen yesterday, it can happen tomorrow and we hope that it just doesn't happen now," BART rider Tierney Freed said. "Everybody is a little nervous and on edge," BART rider Mattie Scott said.

BART officials described the suspect as a bald African-American man, 6 feet 3 inches tall, wearing a green hooded jacket, blue jeans and red and black boxer shorts. He also had on tan military-style boots and a backpack.

NYPD Contradictions!

Posted: Wed, January 13, 2016 EST ~ Updated: Wed, January 14, 2016 PST

New York -- Jean Scott, 33; Peterson Duplan, 28; Ricardi Joseph, 29; and Samantha Dabel, 24, said that they were approached by a man who tried to buy drugs from them at a hardware store. A store video shows an undercover NYPD officer approach Duplan. Duplan appears to verbally confront the undercover cop before brushing him off. Scott's attorney told media sources that Duplan recognized the man as an undercover cop. He claims Duplan told the cop: "Get the fuck out of here."

The video does not include audio. Duplan is wearing a dark sweatshirt. Scott sports a gray hoody and dark baseball hat. The undercover NYPD officer was identified as Winston McDonald. McDonald arrested all four in Brooklyn for allegedly trying to rob him on Dec. 26, 2015. He testified in court that Duplan allegedly flashed a switchblade at him outside of the store, and said, "Give me your money or I will stab you." According to McDonald, Duplan and his three friends the surrounded and threatened him, stating, "We are going to fuck you up." An NYPD spokeswoman said that the attempted robbery of the undercover cop happened outside the store. However, she referred questions to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. They refused to comment to media sources.

The newly-released surveillance video (above) contradicts the undercover officer and NYPD. The video shows the group walking away from the store. There doesn't appear to be an attempted robbery outside the store in the video. McDonald follows them and the four were arrested about 10 minutes later. All four friends were arrested and charged with resisting arrest, menacing, obstructing governmental administration and robbery. Joseph was also charged with selling marijuana. The NYPD also confirmed that no switchblade was recovered from the crime scene.

According to a defense lawyer, "The Detective's statements of facts are directly contradicted by the videotape." The attorney told media sources, "In light of this, justice can only be served, in this instance, by an immediate dismissal of all of the charges for all of the defendants. This case screams for the conclusion that there is no right way to view the video tape wrong," he added.

Canine Contradictions!

Posted: Wed, January 13, 2016 EST ~ Updated: Wed, January 14, 2016 PST

North Port, Florida -- The North Port Police Department is besieged with Civil Rights Violation Lawsuits involving North Port’s K-9 unit. A Florida mother fearing for her child’s safety called North Port Police Department for a welfare check. Her son had just made a noose. The North Port Police Department dispatched a K-9 officer. In fact, North Port considers its K-9 handlers to be the shining stars of the department for their “award winning” ways, and widespread social media attention.

The mother's call for a welfare check on her suicidal teen was foreshadowed by the bloody mauling of Jared Lemay, 18. The officer texted his fellow North Port Police officer: “COME GET UR BITE.” The two responding Officer’s allowed the K-9s to maul Jared's face off.

For Jared Lemay, things couldn’t have been be going worse. The Florida teen was wanted on a Violation of Probation for a nonviolent crime. He was distraught. So Lemay made a noose. The teenager’s sister saw the noose hanging inside the family home’s garage and called her mother. The mother was at work. Lemay’s mother feared for her teenage child’s life. She called the North Port Police Department to rescue her son from suicide.

North Port K-9 Officer Keith Bush received the call from dispatch on Lemay’s situation. He then invited his fellow K-9 Officer Michael Dietz to “COME GET UR BITE.” Officer Bush was referring to Dietz’s K-9 Belgian Malinois named Cammo. Officer Bush, grew impatient with Officer Dietz for not responding, and messaged Dietz again. “IM GONNA TAKE UR BITE IF YOU DON’T HURRY UP.”

Officers Bush and Dietz arrived at Lemay’s home. The cops saw him flee into the garage. Officers Bush, Dietz, and K-9 Cammo entered the home and began hunting Lemay with their K-9 partners in the lead. Lemay later said: “I heard a knock on the door, and I ran into the garage and jumped in the trash can. “I decided to hide. That was just my instinct at the moment.”

K-9 Cammo was released into the garage and indicated Lemay was hiding inside a trash can. Officer Dietz retrieved Cammo and ordered Lemay to exit the trash can. Officer Bush then pushed the can over. Jared Lemay spilled onto the ground. “I remember hitting the ground on my hands to brace myself from falling, and I looked up at them, and I went to say ‘OK, OK,’ and the guy sicced the dog on me as soon as I started to talk,” said the injured Lemay. “I remember mouth coming toward me and latching onto my face. He literally drug me out of the trash can. After the dog bit me a second time, one of the police officers put his knee in the back of my head and handcuffed me.”

Satisfied that Officer Dietz got his “BITE,” the cops called for North Port Fire Rescue for Jared Lemay’s trip to the emergency room. At this point they began to chatter more on text messaging.

“CONGRATS,” Officer William Carter wrote to Dietz.

Fellow Officer McHale inquired to Officer Bush, “YOUR BITE OR (Dietz’s)?”

“I LET (Dietz) HAVE IT,” Bush responded.

Officer McHale congratulated Officer Bush, “NICE, HOW BAD?”

“BAD,” Bush responded. “FACE AND BACK.”

“SKIN GRAFT BAD?” Officer McHale inquired.

“NO,” Bush responded.


(Jared Lemay's injured shoulder blade.)

As Lemay layed permanently disfigured in the Emergency Room, fellow North Port Officers congratulated Dietz and Bush on their savage attack. Lemay’s face was so badly maimed, that he was incapable of eating solid food for over a week. North Port Police Deparment ominously released a "Response To Resistance Report" rather than the traditional “Use of Force” reporting that most departments require.

Neither Officer Bush nor Dietz were reprimanded for their actions against Lemay. The police reprimanded their officer Keith Bush for sending unprofessional text messages which are public record. Bush did not face any consequences for his pre-meditated K-9 attack. An attack which left a teenager scarred for life. In addition, the officer has faced no consequences for the wave of dog on human violence he’s unleashed on a quiet southwest Florida town. After the Lemay incident, Officer Dietz was later captured in home surveillance video trying to kill his fiancée after she attempted to end their relationship. Officer Dietz subsequently resigned from the North Port Police department and moved to Tennessee.

BUSH-RICE-DIETZ-FROM-NORTH-PORT-960: Officer Keith Bush in the middle is the only K-9 Handler left from the 3 featured in this photo. Dietz who resigned is on the right, and former handler Shawn Rice who resigned after kissing a 16 year old girl is on the left.

“The ACLU considers this event to be a clear case of excessive use of force and improper use of police dogs,” said the Chair of Florida’s Legal Panel Andrea Mogensen who lives in nearby Sarasota, “It’s tantamount to a planned use of force. If you’re on the way to the scene and your information is that the subject is depressed and suicidal with no history of violence it’s really not reasonable to plan a use of force on the way there.” Neighboring Venice Police department’s retired K-9 handler Charles Mesloh told media sources, “This is people deciding in advance deciding how they’re going to hurt someone. In my opinion it should be investigated by the [Federal] Department of Justice.”

Lemay’s vicious attack in 2012 was only 1 of 34 attacks by the small Florida town’s police dogs over the course of five years. These attacks were only brought to light recently in an investigative report by media sources. North Port has approximately 60,000 residents. This means one out of every 1,800 residents has felt the hot breath of their “trained to maim” police K-9s. The K-9 attacks are breaking open flesh in stark contrast to the rare nature of these incidents before 2010.

Officer Bush continued what the North Port Police Department considers a ‘successful career’ as a ‘top’ K-9 handler, winning numerous awards with his K-9 Tomy, who has accumulated a record of over 25 “BITES” since 2012. Coincidentally, On July 21, 2014, media sources requested public records documenting K-9 bites for NPD. On the same day, North Port police gave punished Officer Bush, A "Memorandum of Counseling for Violation of General Orders and Rules," stating:

E-mails and Messages sent Via the MDT are public record, and employees will be held accountable for the content of the messages…This memorandum of counseling shall be characterized as a corrective rather than a punitive action.

NPD was asked why it took over two years for Officer Bush to receive a Memorandum of Counseling. North Port police Captain Morales said:

“When you know, there is so much public records that we could review and try to look at in every day of a call to call, we just don’t have the manpower to do that."

Captain Morales was asked what repercussions would occur if an identical incident were to occur today. He stated that Officer would “receive a Memorandum of Counseling.” The graphic below keenly illustrate the sad, violent consequences when North Point police department unleashes their dogs on their town’s citizens.

A recent study conducted by media sources reported North Port’s K-9 handlers commanded attacks on more civilians than the surrounding municipalities of Bradenton, Palmetto, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, and Venice combined during the same period. Close to 37 percent of apprehensions made by the K-9 unit ended with a dog attack. Many American law enforcement agencies consider 30 percent the threshold figure when monitoring their K-9 units’ performance for potential misconduct.

North Port has only 1/8th of the population of Sarasota County, Florida (where it is located). However, it has triple the rate of forceful police canine apprehensions of the similarly populated City of Sarasota. In fact, the North Port police have more forceful apprehensions since 2010 than all of its nearest neighbors combined.

Officer Bush’s actions have been universally condemned by civil liberties groups, dog lovers and even PuppycideDB. PuppycideDB is the only repository for the death of dogs at the hands of police. PuppycideDB’s Joshua Wieder was asked about the Lemay incident. He responded:

“Those on either side of the current national debate on police use of force maintain that the issue is complex: the decision as to which circumstances justify police force, and how much, is not an easy one for human beings. So, why do we think that animals would be capable of making such determinations?”

However, as we noted, Lemay isn’t the only aggrieved party.

Mark Landon after being bit on the stomach.

Mark Landon was a victim of K-9 Tomy in 2014. NPD officers responded to his suicide attempt. Landon was subsequently bit in his stomach. He’s suing the department.

Danielle Drake was bit in the face by Officer Bush’s K-9 Tomy. A doctor used 34 stitches to close the bite wounds a North Port police dog opened on Danielle Drake's face. Police Chief Kevin Vespia later told a North Port newspaper the young woman had been "nipped." She too is suing.Lemay has also sent notice of claim to North Port. His claim marks the third pending lawsuit against the North Port Police Department.

A doctor used 34 stitches to close the bite wounds a North Port police dog opened on Danielle Drake's face

North Port brought in Mesloh to try and reform their department’s practices. Mesloh is considered an authority on canine assistance in law enforcement. “I have defended agencies accused of civil rights violations in the past, and I have never seen anything that has approached what I have seen in this report.”

Today’s main role for police dogs didn’t exist 50 years ago. The seeds of the War on Drugs were planted into America’s legal system during this period. “Based largely on arguments that dogs are required to wage the War on Drugs,” said Wieder, “today’s police canines have been embraced by a string of recent court decisions as walking and barking probable cause machines.” According to Puppycide’s Wieder, that crop has yielded perverse incentives to train dogs in high intensity police work, when their traditional role would be more oriented towards search and rescue.


Posted: January 14, 2016 7:01 PM MST - Updated: January 17, 2016 4:50 PM PST

Chicago, Illinois -- Brian Himber, 34 (pictured above, center) of Chicago, a former Illinois state trooper, was convicted Thursday of killing his girlfriend in Westchester in 2012. The two were attending a graduation party at the time of the homicide. Cook County prosecutors say Himber was off duty from his job as a state police trooper at the time of the shooting. He was with Mays when they attended a graduation party in Westchester.

At the party, Himber fired a .380-caliber handgun and shot Mays several times as she sat on a porch, prosecutors said. Mays was taken to a hospital. She was later pronounced dead. After shooting Mays, Himber tried to kill himself. He survived with critical injuries. Mays was a Joliet resident.

Himber was convicted after a three-day trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Maywood, prosecutors said. Himber was convicted of first-degree murder for the July 22, 2012, fatal shooting of Tracy Mays, 29. Cook County Judge Gregory Ginex revoked Himber's bail and ordered him taken into custody. Himber faces 45 years to life when he is sentenced March 4, prosecutors said.

Murder One!

Posted: Nov 24, 2015, 2:17 PM ET ~ Updated: Nov 27, 2015, 10:54 PM PT

CHICAGO, ILL. — Officer Jason Van Dyke (pictured above, center) was ordered held without bond Tuesday. He is charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, 17. Prosecutors laid out their case against Van Dyke in court. Prosecutors claim that of eight responding officers, Van Dyke was the only one who felt inclined to use force — and use it 16 times. The documents provided by prosecutors describe an exchange between Van Dyke and his partner after the officer shot at McDonald 16 times over about 15 seconds. The partner is identified as Officer A:

"Officer A reported that there was a brief pause in the shots when he looked at defendant and saw that he was preparing to reload his weapon. Officer A could hear McDonald struggling to breathe, told defendant to hold his fire."

Read the state's case against Van Dyke here:

State of Illinois v. Jason Van Dyke (Murder ~Proffer) by Leegal Counsel

"The Riders"!

Posted: 12/12/2012 02:30:24 PM PST - Updated: 01/20/2016 12:43:47 AM PST

OAKLAND, CA -- In a profanity-laced tirade, Disgraced Oakland police Officer Frank Vazquez he called his attorney in a rage the night before he disappeared in November 2000. Vazquez said he feared his fate as one of the four Oakland cops caught up in the infamous police brutality case known as the Riders. The attorney remembers Vazquez screaming into the phone. "They're not going to give us a fair trial. I'm not going to rot in prison."

Despite Vazquez's fears, None of his fellow officers was convicted in the high-profile criminal case. The case that portrayed the group as rogue cops who terrorized West Oakland. They stood accused of beating suspects: planting drugs; falsely arresting them; and making up police reports in a quest to clean up drug-infested neighborhoods. The city settled a class-action lawsuit by paying out $11 million to 119 people who claimed they were brutalized by police.

In July 2000 Officer Keith Batt filed his initial report with Oakland's Internal Affairs department. Vazquez signed over power of attorney to his wife, Pilar. He traveled briefly to his native Mexico. His attorney said to his home district of Merida. He then came back to Oakland. He began showing up on Officer Chuck Mabanag's doorstep on a regular basis. He was crying, angry and close to what his lawyer describes as "hysterical."

Vazquez called his lawyer one last time four months later. After ranting for a long time, he finally said, "I'll see you around." The day after that phone call, Vazquez fled his home, his family, his job and the three other officers who had been charged alongside him. He was 44 at the time. His case remains open with the FBI. The FBI declined to comment for this article because the investigation is ongoing. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office says it is "prepared to pursue any and all charges against Frank Vazquez" -- who skipped out on $194,500 bail -- if he is found. Vazquez is still a fugitive.

The other officers at the center of the Riders case have been trying for years to move on. One is a police officer in Southern California. A second headed to the Middle East and became a private security contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. A third is an investigator in the Bay Area with a security company.

Officer Matthew Hornung was the only defendant to be acquitted of all charges. Hornung also received a $1.5 million settlement from the city for wrongful termination. He said: "My life didn't turn out the way I planned it, but whose does?" He now works for Monument Security, a large national security firm. "I'm sad about things," said Hornung, who has two daughters, ages 6 and 8, with his wife, who is an Oakland police detective. "I wanted to be a cop since I was in sixth grade, I wanted to be OPD."

Keith Batt was a rookie police officer in 2000. He blew the whistle on the men who came to be known as "the band of rogue officers" in 2000. He was celebrated as a hero and went on to become a decorated police officer. However, he still feels the sting of being ostracized and intimidated by people he once believed in. He left his job and sued the city for emotional distress. He received $625,000, and then went to work as a detective for the Pleasanton Police Department.

Today Batt lives in a gated community far from Oakland with his wife and infant daughter. "I'm proud of the decisions I made," Batt said recently in his first interview since the Riders case surfaced. "I am disappointed that all of the reforms outlined in the negotiated settlement agreement have not been implemented after so many years, but am glad that the issue of police accountability is not forgotten."

Clarence "Chuck" Mabanag is a San Francisco native. He left the Bay Area for Southern California several years after facing accusations in the Riders trial. He was hired by the Indio Police Department. Mabanag was acquitted of several charges in each of two Riders trials. However, the jury hung on other charges, including one charge of writing a false police report.

Jude Siapno is another officer cleared in the Riders case. He went to the Middle East as a security consultant for a large U.S. defense contractor. He has spent the past decade in and out of war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan doing the same work. His lawyer said Siapno moved from the Philippines to Oakland when he was 8. He speaks seven languages fluently, including two Arabic dialects. He is a keen student of "religion, history and world politics." In his time off he has traveled to 61 countries. He has gone trekking in the mountains and traveled widely, according to his attorney others.

Vazquez is still on the run sixteen years later. He is an enduring symbol of Oakland's decade-long failure to fix a Police Department ripped apart by the Riders scandal. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson approved a major reform plan for the Police Department with an unprecedented level of federal oversight. The Oakland police department wishes to put the Riders case behind it. However, as long as Vazquez remains a fugitive, the city's biggest police scandal will remain an open case. His attorney stated, "Was Vazquez a dirty cop? I think Frank put probable cause out to its outer limits, possibly crossed over, did things that shouldn't have happened."

"You Reap

What You Sow!"

March 26, 2011

Corrupt Justice™: Notice how the police dress like U.S. Troops [killing] in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Atlanta, GA (WCJB) -- A suspect accused of killing a Georgia police officer and wounding another one has surrendered to authorities after a hostage standoff Friday night. The incident was shown live on television as officers arrested suspect Jamie Donnell Hood in Athens, Georgia. Hood, who was shirtless, emerged from the home a little after 11 p.m. with people authorities said he had held hostage. SWAT officers descended on Hood ending the saga that had lasted days.

Hood was wanted in connection to Tuesday's slaying of Senior Police Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian, 34, and the wounding of Senior Police Officer Tony Howard, 43. The shooting spurred a huge manhunt that climaxed when authorities learned that Hood was holed up in an apartment in Athens. Authorities said Thursday evening that Hood was holding eight people hostage and they were negotiating with him. At one point, authorities used the media to get a message to Hood. "I want to commit to you, if you come out without a weapon, you will not be harmed," Vernon Keenan of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a televised address.

Hood has asked negotiators to bring his mother to the scene, said John Bankhead, a GBI spokesman. The spokesman said children were among the hostages.

Charges Dropped!

March 25, 2011

Four Pace University football players who were teammates of slain teammate Danroy Henry (pictured left) had their criminal charges dismissed yesterday...and they now plan on suing police and prosecutors for "false arrest [and] malicious prosecution." The four players were accused of disrupting police efforts to crowd control on a rowdy night last October, when Henry was killed after the car he was driving hit two police officers at a Thornton, NY restaurant. "Hopefully we'll go forward and get justice, [but] nothing will take away from the loss [of Henry]" said Joseph Romanick, one of the players.

Last month, a Westchester grand jury declined to bring charges against two police officers who shot and killed Henry. The lawyer for one of the officers said at the time, "Sometimes the truth is painful and in this case the painful truth is that D.J. Henry brought about his own death." Nevertheless, Romanick and the three other players, Yves Delpeche, Daniel Parker, Joseph Garcia, plan to sue for at least $1 million. The Henry family is planning a $120 million lawsuit against the Pleasantville and Mount Pleasant police.

B.A.R.T. Police!

Principals of Murder

Anonymous, ...

August 15, 2011

Constitutional Rights v. B.A.R.T.!

August 13, 2011

"To withdraw that ability to express yourself ... under a desire to prevent particular political speech between protesters was a shocking disregard of the free speech rights of every BART passenger and, indeed, was a prior restraint on any expressive activity they would otherwise have engaged in."
BART shut-off of subterranean cell phone service in its downtown San Francisco stations to prevent a protest Thursday of BART PD's murder of an unarmed homeless man. BART's actions sparked accusations Friday that the action stifled free speech and smacked of the kind of government intrusion employed by Middle East dictators. "All over the world, people are using mobile devices to protest oppressive regimes, and governments are shutting down cell phone towers and the Internet to stop them," said a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. "It's outrageous that in San Francisco, BART is doing the same thing." BART officials acknowledged Friday afternoon that they had switched off the transit system's underground cell phone network, which runs from Balboa Park Station through the Transbay Tube, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday to prevent protesters from coordinating protests. A cluster of groups under the "No Justice, No BART" banner said on websites that they planned to protest the fatal July 3 shooting of a knife-wielding man, Charles Blair Hill, by BART police. Protesters briefly shut down the Civic Center, Powell Street and 16th Street Mission stations July 11. Trains ran through the stations without stopping. "Organizers planning to disrupt BART service stated they would use mobile devices to coordinate their disruptive activities and communicate about the location and number of BART Police," the transit agency said. "A civil disturbance during commute times at busy downtown San Francisco stations could lead to platform overcrowding and unsafe conditions for BART customers, employees and demonstrators." Contrary to some speculative reports, BART did not jam wireless signals or ask cell phone providers to shut down towers near stations. BART owns and controls the wireless network strung through its subways, and BART police ordered it switched off, after receiving permission from BART interim General Manager Sherwood Wakeman, former general counsel for the transit district. Benson Fairow, BART's deputy police chief, said he decided to switch off the service out of concern that protesters on station platforms could clash with commuters, create panicked surges of passengers, and put themselves or others in the way of speeding trains or the high-voltage third rails. "It was a recipe for disaster," he said. "The fact that they started to conspire to commit illegal actions on the station platform was our concern. I asked myself: If my wife, mother or daughter was on that platform, would I want them to be in that situation?" Civil libertarians questioned the constitutionality of BART's decision and predicted legal action, or at least serious investigation by the Federal Communications Commission. "The most pertinent right in question is the right to free expression," said a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights advocacy group. "BART makes the point that a few years ago you couldn't even use your cell phone in the stations, but that's beside the point. At this point, they have made a policy of allowing it on the platform. "To withdraw that ability to express yourself ... under a desire to prevent particular political speech between protesters was a shocking disregard of the free speech rights of every BART passenger and, indeed, was a prior restraint on any expressive activity they would otherwise have engaged in." While BART owns and controls the wireless network in its tunnels, it might not have the right to shut it off to halt a protest, according to the ACLU. "Once BART opens a forum for expression, their authority to close it down becomes a little more limited," he said. "As far as I know, no governmental entity in this country has ever done anything like this." BART spokesman Jim Allison said this was the first time the transit agency shut down the underground wireless system because of public safety concerns. Fairow said that BART considered the free speech implications posed by the cell phone shutdown but decided that those rights were outweighed by the need to protect the public. "It's the constant juggle," he said. "The courts have ruled that some inconvenience is OK (to protect free speech) but the courts have also ruled that public safety takes priority." BART allows free speech - from protesting to proselytizing - outside the paid areas of stations. But it's not suitable inside the fare gates, and especially on the train platforms, he said. But even some BART riders thought the tactic seemed very un-Bay Area. "We don't want the government turning off cell phones in Syria, and we don't want them turning off cell phones here," said Patricia Shean, 72, of San Francisco. "We deal with things differently here."

Tony Pirone

Principal Actor

Rank-N-File Thief!

Posted: 05/03/2013 07:13:52 AM PDT - Updated: 05/03/2013 07:14:23 AM PDT
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HAYWARD, CA — Anthony Pirone is a former BART police officer. He was fired in 2010 for escalating a confrontation with passengers that led to the killing of Oscar Grant III. Pirone began collecting unemployment in May 2010 after BART fired him. He was fired for his actions on the Fruitvale BART station platform in the moments before Grant was killed by former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle. According to court records Pirone is now member of the U.S. Army. He has now been charged with unemployment fraud. Pirone is accused of collecting unemployment checks from the state for about seven months even though he had a job. Court records show Pirone is accused of cashing unemployment checks from May 2011 through December 2011. He is also accused of lying to state officials about not having a job even though he had enlisted in the Army. He began working full time at Fort Bragg. Pirone enlisted in the Army In May 2011. He began working full time but never notified the state unemployment office. In fact, court records state Pirone is accused of lying at least 10 times in sworn affidavits that he was unemployed. The amount of money Pirone is accused of illegally taking from the state is unknown. However, when he was fired by BART in 2010 he was making more than $100,000 a year in salary and more than $3,000 a year in overtime. Pirone was charged on April 15. He was supposed to appear in court this week. However, he is serving in Afghanistan and could not attend court. His case was postponed until next year. He is scheduled to return to the United States in 2014. Pirone's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokeswoman for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, declined to comment Thursday. Pirone is a former member of the Marine Corps military police. He is also a former federal officer for Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. He was the first BART officer to respond to a call at the station. The call was for a fight on a train. Pirone arrived at Fruitvale with his partner, Marysol Domenici. Pirone's actions at the Fruitvale station the night Grant was killed were criticized by many. He was blamed for escalating tensions between New Year's Eve revelers returning home from San Francisco and BART police officers. Video recordings from the incident showed Pirone acting aggressively as soon as he arrived on the platform. He was recorded grabbing one of Grant's friends by the hair. He is later seen punching Grant. Pirone also was recorded yelling racial epithets at Grant. Witnesses who testified in the murder trial against Mehserle also described Pirone as being one of the most aggressive officers on the platform during the early hours of New Year's Day in 2009. Updated: April 22, 2010 OAKLAND -- BART's police department has fired the officer who decided to arrest Oscar Grant moments before a colleague fatally shot the unarmed Hayward man on Jan. 1, 2009. (Anthony Pirone, pictured far left; and Johannes Mehserle, pictured right) Anthony Pirone's firing Thursday was based on his actions as he dealt with Grant and four friends at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland, interim BART Police Chief Dash Butler said. Pirone made contact with Grant at least four times before Grant was shot, according to court testimony and video footage of the confrontation. An attorney for Pirone, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Pirone had been on paid leave since Grant's death. He is expected to be a key witness in this summer's murder trial of Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who shot Grant while trying to handcuff him after a fight on a train. Pirone was never charged with a crime, but he has been a focus of community outrage over the shooting and has been named in a series of lawsuits. Earlier this month, protesters called for his firing during a demonstration at BART stations in downtown San Francisco. At the time of the shooting, Pirone had been with BART for four years, after a two-year stint as a federal officer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He also spent more than a decade as military officer with the Marine Corps. Pirone has described himself as playing the role of a "big brother" to Mehserle on the BART force. The firing means the three officers most closely involved in the Fruitvale incident are no longer with the agency. Mehserle resigned soon after the shooting. A month ago, BART fired Officer Marysol Domenici, Pirone's partner on the night Grant was killed. BART police faulted Domenici for the way she recounted the incident to investigators and in court testimony, her attorney said. Pirone, court testimony shows, was already at the Fruitvale Station when he got a report of a fight on a train. He went up to the platform at about 2 a.m. and detained Grant - a 22-year-old supermarket worker who had been in the fight - and four of Grant's friends. Pirone and the young men shouted profanities at each other, according to testimony, and Pirone threatened the men with his Taser. At one point, as Grant stood along the wall of the station platform, Pirone rushed toward him and appeared to pull him down, video footage shows. Asked why he got physical with Grant, Pirone said during a preliminary hearing for Mehserle that Grant had advanced toward his partner, Domenici, and then had tried to punch him and knee him in the groin. Later, video footage shows Pirone shouting at Grant, "Bitch ass nigger, right?" Under questioning, Pirone said he did not recall using the words. If he did say that, he said, it was in response to Grant calling him the same name. Pirone told Mehserle to arrest Grant for allegedly resisting officers. Moments later, Mehserle shot Grant in the back while trying to handcuff him as Grant lay, unarmed, on his chest. Mehserle's attorneys say he meant to shock Grant with a Taser, but mistakenly fired his service pistol. A lawyer for Grant's family, applauded Pirone's firing. "It's about time - it should have happened sooner," the attorney said. "But for Pirone's misconduct, Oscar Grant would not be dead. When you combine all of the facts, what you have is an out-of-control officer who escalated the event into a situation where a young man was killed."
Updated: June 4, 2009 OAKLAND — The commanding officer on the Fruitvale BART platform the night Oscar Grant III was shot in the back and killed by another officer admitted Wednesday the 22-year-old victim posed no threat to either him or others seconds before he was killed. The admission, by Officer Anthony Pirone (who punched, then physically restrained while Mr. Grant as he was shot), came during the sixth day of testimony in the preliminary hearing of former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle, accused of murder in the killing of Grant on Jan. 1. Pirone agreed with the prosecutor that the position Grant was in just seconds before he was shot made it virtually impossible for the Hayward resident to grab and use a weapon against officers even if he had one.
"I didn't see the hands, so I didn't see a threat," Pirone said. "It didn't pose a threat to me ... or any other officer."
Pirone made the statement after more than an hour of cross-examination from deputy district attorney David Stein, who grilled the four-year BART officer about what happened the early morning hours of New Year's Day. Like every other BART police officer who has testified during the preliminary hearing, Pirone seemed to remember more when he was examined by Mehserle's defense attorney than when he was questioned by Stein. And similar to other officers' testimony, many of Pirone's descriptions of what occurred on the Fruitvale platform differed from what was recorded by a handful of passengers using cell phones and digital cameras. For example, in statements given to investigators after the shooting and in testimony on the witness stand, Pirone said Grant had kneed or kicked him in the groin, forcing Pirone to grab Grant's head and force him to the ground. However, at least two video recordings show no such action by Grant or reaction from Pirone that would seem to match someone being kneed in the groin. (Watch for yourself.)
Pirone also appeared to slip up during his testimony, saying at one point that he was trying to "justify" his violent actions toward Grant. The statement came when Pirone was asked about the explanation he gave previously about hitting Grant in the face with his forearm. In his explanation to investigators after the shooting, Pirone said:
"I put my forearm up in a defensive position and it may have come in contact with his forehead."
Stein focused on that statement, asking what Pirone meant by "defensive position" and "may have come in contact."
"Again, I was trying to justify," Pirone said before pausing for a second. "Or describe what took place in the video."
Pirone's cross-examination came after the officer was allowed to describe to Alameda County Superior Court Judge C. Don Clay what Mehserle said just after he shot Grant in the back. Pirone, who was holding down Grant just seconds before the shot, said Mehserle told him to step away from Grant because he was going to tase him.
"He started yelling, 'I'm going to tase him; I'm going to tase him,'" "He starts to yell, 'Get back; get back,' and then he yelled, 'Tony, Tony,' and that is when I popped up."
At that point, Pirone said, he heard the gunshot and looked at Mehserle. "I looked up and saw Officer Mehserle with a gun in his hand," Pirone said. "I think I said, 'Oh, (expletive).'" A moment later, Pirone said Mehserle told him that he thought Grant had a gun. "Officer Mehserle is looking like he is lost," Pirone said. "Mehserle told me, 'Tony, I thought he was going for a gun.'" C.J. Note: According to Pirone's statements and testimony: Mr. Grant did not pose a threat to him or any other officer; he was restrained, lying prone on the ground; yet Mehserle intended to "tase" Mr. Grant, who was allegedly reaching for a firearm. This doesn't make sense.
Previous Post California Law Defined: California Penal Code § 30. The parties to crimes are classified as: 1. Principals; and, 2. Accessories. California Penal Code § 31. All persons concerned in the commission of a crime, whether it be felony or misdemeanor, and whether they directly commit the act constituting the offense, or aid and abet in its commission, or, not being present, have advised and encouraged its commission, and all persons counseling, advising, or encouraging children under the age of fourteen years, or persons who are mentally incapacitated, to commit any crime, or who, by fraud, contrivance, or force, occasion the drunkenness of another for the purpose of causing him to commit any crime, or who, by threats, menaces, command, or coercion, compel another to commit any crime, are principals in any crime so committed.
The following video shows Officer Pirone attacking Oscar Grant (from a different angle), then pointing a taser at him. Several minutes later Mr. Mehserle arrives and shoots Mr. Grant. Mr. Pirone pins Mr. Grant with his knee in his neck while Mr. Mehserle shoots him.
San Francisco, CA -- BART officials said Saturday that they will investigate the actions of one of the transit agency's police officers after a video surfaced showing the officer striking a passenger - apparently Oscar Grant - minutes before the unarmed young man was fatally shot by another officer early on New Year's Day. The video, one of a handful that have surfaced, aired January 23, 2009 on KTVU-TV. It shows a male BART police officer walking over to three men lined up against a wall near a female officer, and then striking one in the face. The victim of the punch has been identified as 22-year-old Grant. Grant slides to the ground. The video then shows the moments preceding the shooting, then the shooting itself. It appears that the officer who punches the man is the same person who later is seen kneeling on Grant's head when he was shot. Sources have identified that officer as Tony Pirone. He and the other officers present at the time of Grant's shooting all remain on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. However, until Saturday BART was not investigating the conduct of anyone besides Johannes Mehserle, 27, who shot Grant. A professor at Golden Gate University Law School and police expert said the video shows a "vicious, unprovoked and inexcusable assault" by the other police officer that should be prosecuted and that seems to have set off events that led to the shooting. "With that powerful punch, he slams Mr. Grant in the side of his head and knocks him down even though it doesn't appear Grant is doing anything but talking - maybe he is mouthing off but there was no physical provocation," Keane said. "Why is the other officer not being prosecuted? It was a clearly a deliberate, abusive use of force." He said the video is damning to Mehserle, too.

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Real DisOrder In the Court ~ 1998-2013!

Description: Courtroom Brawls, Outbursts, Fights with Cops, suicide, murder and more! Read more (Indictment, Police Reports, Civil Complaint) on the State of Florida v. Michael Dunn @ http://www.scribd.com/collections/4443911/State-of-Florida-v-Michael-Da.
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Cops & Domestic Violence

Wife Killing Cops! - Part I Wife Killing Cops! - Part II Deputy Paul R. Kovacich, Wife Killer

Murderous Police Officers

PA State Trooper Kevin Foley, Murderous(Convicted March 18, 2009 of First-Degree Murder. Killed girlfriend's ex-hubby (Dentist)!!) PA State Trooper Samuel J. Hassan, Murderous(March 15, 2009 Murder of Unarmed motorist. Previously shot and killed 12 year old African-American boy!!) Homer Police Department(February 20, 2009 Murder of Unarmed Black Man, 73 year old black man by two white police officers in Homer, Louisiana!!) Taser Deaths by the Police! New Orleans Police Department(January 1, 2009 Murder of Unarmed Black Man, shot nine (9) times in the back!!)

Oakland, California Police Department

Officer Pat Gonzales: Racist, Murderous Oakland Police Officer - 3 Killings Officer Hector Jimenez: Racist, Murderous Oakland Police Officer - 2 Killings Captain Edward Poulson, OPD(Beating Death of Suspect (2000) Promoted in 2008) Investigator interfered in police probes of former bakery CEO Oakland Police Department, Corrupt, I Oakland, California Police Department, Corruption, II Oakland Police Department, III Oakland Police Department, IV Oakland Police Department, V - Major Corruption Jeff Loman, Deputy Chief, OPD(Placed on Leave Feb. 4, 2009) Deborah Edgerly, Corrupt former Oakland City Administrator

Oakland, CA Transit Cop Shooting

Mehserle Makes Bail!!!(Updated May 18, 2009) January 1, 2009 Murder of Unarmed Black Man, shot once (1) in the back!!) Tony Pirone, B.P.D.(Mehserle Accomplice - Jan. 1, 2009 Homicide) Johannes Mehserle, Killer Cop(Oakland's New Year's (2009) Transit Killer Cop) The B.A.R.T. Shooting Investigation(The Investigation of Oakland's New Year's (2009) Transit Killer Cop) The B.A.R.T. Aftermath (The Oakland Riots New (2009)) B.A.R.T. Police, Racism, Homicide(Video of The Oakland New Year's Day (2009) Transit Shooting )

Cops that Sexually Offend

Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part I) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part II) Sexually Offensive Cops! (Part III) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part IV) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part V) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part VI) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part VII) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part VIII) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part IX) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part X) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XI) Cops that Sexually Offend! (Part XII)

Sexually Offensive Judges

Judge Jack Gifford, Retired, Solicitation Judge Ronald C. Kline, Child Pornography Chief U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham, Solicitation

Judges of Interest

James J. Marchiano, Corrupt Judge Stuart Hing, Corrupt Judge (Recent Appointment) Douglas E. Swager, Corrupt Judge Martin Jenkins, Corrupt Judge ("Uncle Tom") David Bernard Flinn, Corrupt Judge John T. Noonan, Corrupt Judge of the 9th Circuit Former Judge Ralph B. Robertson, Racist Judge Kenneth R. Kingsbury, Ret., Racist, Corrupt Corrupt Judges, Frame-ups & Graft Judges of the Regents of the University of California
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