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Wichita, Kansas ~ ( Originally Published: June 23, 2018 ~ Updated: July 9, 2018) -- (Photo) Former Wichita police officer Dexter Betts is charged with one count of aggravated battery in a shooting that wounded a 9-year-old girl on Dec. 30, 2017.
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Sacramento, California ~ ( Originally Published: March 26, 2016 ~ Updated: July 4, 2018) -- The Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, is one of the most prolific predators in U.S. history. He sometimes invaded different houses on consecutive nights. Deangelo sometimes returned to the same neighborhood so often that the people who lived there slept in shifts. He terrorized the suburbs of Sacramento. Later on, he continued his murderous crime spree, near Los Angeles, hundreds of miles to the south. (See: Full Hearing!)
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin · (@Wilabee) ~ United States (WCJB) (Originally Published: May 23, 2018 ~ Updated: May 24, 2018) -- The video (Click here) shows an officer approaching Sterling Brown as he goes to get back into his car. The car was parked right in front of the Walgreens (the lot is essentially empty because it’s about 2 a.m.). Brown points out that he doesn’t see anything wrong with parking across two lanes since the lot is empty. The officer tells Brown to back away from him and calls for backup. When backup arrives, the officer (whose name was not released by MPD) says he “only wanted one [car for backup].” He claims that Brown got “right up in my face.” Several officers surround Brown. One angrily tells him to get his hand out of his pocket. When Brown points out that his hands are full, the officer wrenches Brown’s hand out, and a group of officers wrestle him to the ground and tase him. Brown can be heard groaning in anguish after an officer shouts “Taser! Taser! Taser!”

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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"[T]he only good n[igger] is a dead n[igger] and they should hang you in the town square to prevent any other n[igger] from coming in the area."

-- July 2011 Statement by Oakland Public Schools Police Chief Pete Sarna, referring to an African-American police officer.

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Posted: 6:56 p.m. EDT May 1, 2015 ~ Updated: 6:36 p.m. PST May 1, 2015

Detroit, Mich. — Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Teana Walsh resigned Friday. Her resignation came after being disciplined for a highly inflammatory Facebook message. She set off a firestorm by writing about the Baltimore riots on her Facebook page Monday night. The message said the way to end the violence in Baltimore was to shoot the protesters. "Solution," she wrote. "Simple. Shoot em. Period. End of discussion. I don't care what causes the protesters to turn violent ... what the 'they did it because' reason is ... no way is this acceptable. Flipping disgusting."

Walsh quickly deleted the post. However,an attorney who is friends with her on Facebook, took a screen shot of it and posted it on his page. "You cannot be a member of law enforcement and decide you're going to be judge, jury and executioner," said the criminal defense attorney from Southfield. She is drawing support from many whites and law enforcement officials while blacks are criticizing her, the attorney said. The attorney, who has tried several cases against Walsh, described her as strong, tenacious and passionate. But he was surprised by what she wrote Monday night. "I was shocked, appalled and outraged," he said.

News sources learned about and reported on the post. Media sources and others railed against the comments. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday that Walsh would resign as a result of the comment. Walsh was an assistant prosecutor for eight years. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office said the comments didn't reflect the type of person Walsh is. "During her tenure in the office, Teana Walsh has been known for her great work ethic and her compassion for victims of crime and their families," Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller said.

Criminal defense attorneys and a liberal statewide group said they were glad to see Teana Walsh leave the prosecutor's office. Earlier, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy had only said Walsh's discipline was an "internal matter." No working number could be found for Walsh and her Facebook page has been taken down.

Progress Michigan, which "holds public officials and government accountable" and "assists in the promotion of progressive ideas," said it was glad to see Walsh leave the prosecutor's office. "Her comments are a perfect example of the mentality that has to be purged from the criminal justice system as a whole," said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. But he said Worthy should use this incident as an opportunity to lead a conversation about how law enforcement must be used as a tool for — not against — the people of this state. Otherwise, people will lose faith in the criminal justice system, he said.

Aaron Herskovic, a Southfield attorney, said his bigger concern is others in law enforcement who share Walsh's attitudes but keep them hidden. "Unfortunately, I think there are others in her former office who fall into that category," he said.

The criminal defense attorney from Southfield shared Herskovic's concerns. He said he also was alarmed by a divide over Walsh's comment that is playing out over social media.


Posted: March 4, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET ~ Updated: March 4, 2015, 7:39 p.m. PT

Washington, D.C. The US Department of Justice found many things during its investigation into the Ferguson Police Department. One of those things included a pattern of racial bias. However, the most disturbing findings were the racist email exchanges between police and court officials. The racist email exchanges show outright hostility and prejudice toward the St. Louis suburb's black residents. Below are seven emails the Justice Department uncovered. All of the e-mials come from current employees and were apparently sent during work hours:

•» A November 2008 email said President Barack Obama won't be president for long because "what black man holds a steady job for four years."
•» A March 2010 email mocked African Americans with horrible stereotypes about their families and how they speak. One line of the email read, "I be so glad that dis be my last child support payment! Month after month, year after year, all dose payments!"
•» An April 2011 email depicted President Obama as a chimpanzee.
•» A May 2011 email said, "An African-American woman in New Orleans was admitted into the hospital for a pregnancy termination. Two weeks later she received a check for $5,000. She phoned the hospital to ask who it was from. The hospital said, 'Crimestoppers.'"
•» A June 2011 email said a man wanted to obtain "welfare" for his dogs because they are "mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can't speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddies are."
•» An October 2011 email had a photo of a bare-chested group of dancing women, apparently in Africa, with the caption, "Michelle Obama's High School Reunion."
•» A December 2011 email made jokes based off offensive stereotypes about Muslims.

The Justice Department found no evidence that any of the police and court officials who engaged in these emails were ever disciplined. The investigation also found no indication that any official asked the sender to stop sending such emails. There wasn't any proof that the emails were reported. "Instead, the emails were usually forwarded along to others," the report stated.

The emails back an important point made by the Justice Department. The exchanges show that outright racism very clearly exists between law enforcement and court officials. The report argued the disparities in law enforcement can only be explained by unlawful bias and stereotypes against African-Americans.

The report noted that, although black people make up about 67 percent of Ferguson's population, 88 percent of documented uses of force by Ferguson police from 2010 to August 2014 were against African Americans. In the 14 police canine bite cases for which racial data was available, the people bitten were black.

There were similar racial disparities in traffic stops. From 2012 to 2014, 85 percent of people stopped; 90 percent of people who received a citation; and 93 percent of people arrested were black. Black drivers were more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to be searched during vehicle stops, but 26 percent less likely to have contraband.


Posted: 6:56 PM EDT on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 ~ Updated: 12:06 AM PDT on Sunday, June 21, 2015

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Bridgeport, Conn. -- Bridgeport authorities are investigating after a racist memo printed on official letterhead. The memo was placed in employee mailboxes at Bridgeport police headquarters. The memo libels and slanders minority officers. It singled out Officer Clive Higgins who was recently cleared of police brutality charges.

The memo was printed on paper marked with the department's official letterhead. It is addressed to Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett. The memo starts off with "WHITE POWER." It goes on to say "Officer Clive Higgins doesn't belong here in this Police Department." It also said: "These Black Officers belong in the toilet." Higgins was recently acquitted in a 2011 police brutality case. Bridgeport officers were caught on camera beating a suspect at Beardsley Park. They shot him with a stun gun.

A screen grab from a video, posted on YouTube on Jan. 6, 2013, showing three Bridgeport, Conn. police officers Elson Morales, Joseph Lawlor and Clive Higgins kicking a man in Beardsley Park on May 20, 2011.

Elson Morales and Joseph Lawlor, the two other officers involved in the beating were convicted by guilty plea. However, a federal jury found Higgins not guilty in January 2015. The memo continues, "He's not getting his gun or his badge back. He didn't even support his fellow Officers in Court. Where were you Higgins?? You better watch your back.. We know where you live." The letter alleges both the chief and assistant chief want Higgins out of the department. Higgins' attorney declined to comment on the letter.

Bridgeport Police Officer Clive Higgins and his wife arrive at the Federal Courthouse in downtown New Haven, Conn. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2014.

A minority officers' organization, addressed the letter in a news conference. Det. Harold Dimbo, vice president of the group and a 27-year veteran of the police department, said the "racial, insensitive and threatening" letter is the most recent of at least three hateful notes to circulate within the department over the past year. Dimbo said copies of the letter were discovered in multiple officers' mailboxes and the principal internal mailbox. He believes a member of the department generated the memo and that it ended up in the main mailbox by mistake. "Something like this coming through the police department, it just never should have happened," Dimbo said Wednesday. "This type of behavior affects a minority and spreads racism and hatred throughout the Bridgeport Police Department as well as the community." Dimbo said he has received hundreds of calls from worried community members.

Dimbo said Gaudett is investigating the incident. "We will support Chief Gaudett and find out who this person is or individuals, and we would love to see them out of the police department," Dimbo said, "because this does not just hurt the police department's image, it's also going to the community that we have to worry about." He added: "... [i]f a person is walking around in the police department with this type of hatred in them," it creates concern over the safety of minorities in the community.

A screen grab from a video, posted on YouTube on Jan. 6, 2013, showing three Bridgeport, Conn. police officers kicking a man in Beardsley Park on May 20, 2011. Officers Elson Morales, Joseph Lawlor and Clive Higgins were put on the paid administrative leave Jan.18, 2013 pending an investigation of the incident by the city's Office of Internal Affairs. The man, who has not been identified, is lying on the ground after being Tasered by one of the officers when two of the officers begin kicking him. A third officer then gets out of his patrol car and walks over to where the other two are still kicking the man and then he too begins kicking him.

The attorney who is representing the minority officers said that the organization will be monitoring any investigation into the issue. The attorney also said, "These letters were abhorrent and intolerable, especially in 2015 in an urban police department. "The Guardians want to acknowledge that the majority of the Bridgeport police officers find this intolerable... it's the few that spew this hateful language that must be isolated because they have no place in a police organization." The attorney said that if the [minority officers] don't believe the issue is being properly investigated, the organization will seek legal "remedies."

Elson Morales, center, walks with his wife to the U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He pleaded guilty to stomping a Tasered man in Beardsley Park. Morales, a 12-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department, faces up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor charge of violating a person's civil rights.

Brett Broesder, communications director for the city of Bridgeport, said officials are prepared to take action against whoever is behind the derogatory note. "Bottom line is that any discussion of discrimination within any part of the city is something we have a zero-tolerance policy on," Broesder said. "If there is any wrongdoing found in the situation, swift, fair, immediate action will be taken."

Joseph Lawlor leaves the U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Conn., with his girlfriend Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He pleaded guilty to stomping a Tasered man in Beardsley Park. Lawlor, a 12-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department, faces up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor charge of violating a person's civil rights.

Posted: 12:38 am edt Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ~ Updated: 05:06 PM PDT on Sunday, June 28, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- A video went viral showing veteran Officers Joseph Lawlor, Elson Morales and Clive Higgins kicking and stomping a prone Orlando Lopez-Soto on a spring afternoon in 2011 in Beardsley Park. The video has been called the most flagrant act of police brutality in city history. The two veteran city cops seen in the video pled guilty to civil-rights violations. As a condition of the plea they have agreed to resign from the Police Department. They each face up to a year in prison.
It was in a very quiet federal courtroom that first Morales and then Lawlor pleaded guilty to one count each of depriving a person of their civil rights (a misdemeanor) before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer.

Under the plea bargain, the officers each face up to a year in prison when they are sentenced Sept. 2, 2014. They had been on paid administrative duty pending the investigation. Both remain eligible to collect pensions from the city.

In Memoriam!

Published on Jul 20, 2014

True View Photography!

Posted: 11/09/2013 03:18:41 PM PST - Updated: 11/10/2013 11:03:41 PM PST

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Home Depot issued [a phony] apology for a racist tweet and blamed the agency that sent it from the company account.

The home improvement retailer pulled the tweet and apologized on Twitter on Thursday, saying, "We have zero tolerance for anything so stupid and offensive. Deeply sorry. We terminated agency and individual who posted it."

In a statement provided to media sources, Stephen Holmes, director of corporate communications, said, "We have zero tolerance for anything so stupid and offensive. The outside agency that created the Tweet and The Home Depot associate who posted it have been terminated. We're also closely reviewing our social media procedures to determine how this could have happened, and how to ensure it never happens again.

Customers responded to the apology on various social media sites.

"Deflecting blame and now all is hunky dory? Hmm," one Facebook user wrote. "So even though you hired the firm responsible for the shockingly racist tweet, you bear/accept no responsibility? Here's to hoping your company uses your one 'do over' wisely."

Another Facebook user wrote: "Very respectful way for you to respond to that offensive tweet. I will continue shopping at the Home Depot. Thank you for firing whoever posted that!"


Posted: 3:20 PM, Feb. 29, 2012 - Updated: 11:18 AM PST, Mar. 01, 2012

HELENA, MONTANA — Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull on Wednesday admitted to sending a racially charged email about President Barack Obama from his courthouse chambers. Cebull, of Billings, was nominated by former President George W. Bush and received his commission in 2001 and has served as chief judge for the District of Montana since 2008. One of the recipients of the email Cebull sent forwarded it to another person, who in turn forwarded it to another person. The email was eventually pass along to the media, who contacted Cebull. Cebull said he was surprised the recipients of the e-mail passed it along with his name on it. "This is a private thing that was, to say the least, very poor judgment on my part," Cebull said. "I did not forward it because of the racist nature of it. Although it is racist, I'm not that way, never have been."

The subject line of the email, which Cebull sent from his official courthouse email address on Feb. 20 at 3:42 p.m., says "A MOM'S MEMORY." The forwarded (body) text of the e-mail reads as follows:

"Normally I don't send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.

"A little boy said to his mother; 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?'" the email joke reads. "His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'

Cebull (pictured left) admitted Wednesday to sending the email to seven recipients, including his personal email address. The judge acknowledged that the content of the email was racist, but said he does not consider himself racist. He said the email was intended to be a private communication. "It was not intended by me in any way to become public," Cebull said. "I apologize to anybody who is offended by it, and I can obviously understand why people would be offended." Cebull said his brother initially sent him the email, which he forwarded to six of his "old buddies" and acquaintances. He admitted that he read the email and intended to send it to his friends.

"The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan," Cebull said. "I didn't send it as racist, although that's what it is. I sent it out because it's anti-Obama." Cebull said he does not consider himself prejudice against people of other races or ethnic backgrounds, and that his actions in his courtroom have demonstrated that. "I have never considered myself that way," Cebull said. "All I can emphasize is I've treated people in my courtroom all these years fairly. I don't think I've ever demonstrated racism. Nobody has ever even implied it."

Travis McAdam, executive director for the Montana Human Rights Network , said the email contained highly racist rhetoric unbecoming of a federal judge. "It's one thing if the judge is not a fan of President Barack Obama, but you would think someone in his position would articulate that in a way that criticizes his policy decisions or his position on issues," McAdam said. "We have a hard time believing that a legitimate criticism of the president involves distributing a joke that basically compares African Americans with animals."

"Another federal official who is entrusted to do his duties fairly and impartially has yet again sent an email from his work account during work hours that espouses deeply racist and bigoted views," a Montana immigration attorney said. "The reason why I think it's so troubling, is it espouses the deeply racist view that interracial sex is equivalent to bestiality. For a federal judge to be equating the two, and say since Barack Obama is of mixed racial background, that his mother was somehow committing acts of bestiality is incredibly racist and "deeply troubling."


Posted: 1:08 PM EST, Feb. 21, 2012 - Updated: 11:36 AM PST, Mar. 01, 2012

Rye, N.Y. -- Residents and other associates of a popular building superintendent are finding it impossible to fathom that the married father could have molested a tenant’s Labrador retriever at the Rye Colony apartment complex. “It’s unbelievable,” said Kris Lumaj, who does renovation work at Rye Colony and has known the super for years. “That’s an animal, you know. He’s got a wife and two kids, has no criminal record. I don’t know anybody who’d say anything bad about him.”

Kujtim Nicaj (pictured above, left) who lives and works at the complex, was arrested Feb. 9 on charges of sexual misconduct and bestiality involving a tenant's Labrador retriever, the local media reports. Nicaj, who lived and worked at the Rye Colony apartment complex in Rye, N.Y., until his arrest, is also charged with burglary. Nicaj's lawyer says his 41-year-old client is "humiliated" by the charges, which he denies, and is worried about providing for his wife and two kids. The police say Nicaj allegedly broke into the tenant's apartment with a key on Feb. 8 and sodomized the dog. The newspaper, quoting authorities, says the incident was captured on a "nannycam" set up by the tenant, who had suspected that someone had been entering the apartment.

Nicaj, seen as friendly and hardworking, hasn’t said a word publicly, or shown his face around the complex, since his arrest. No one answered the door at his home Monday, though his lawyer has maintained contact with the 41-year-old and his wife since the news broke last week. The beastiality case has made Nicaj a target of public ridicule, and he’s lost his job.

"Tar Baby!"

August 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCJB) -- A member of Congress has apologized after saying that being associated with President Barack Obama would be similar to touching a "tar baby." Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado (pictured left) sent a letter to Obama "apologizing for using a term some find insensitive," he said in a statement Monday. Lamborn made the comment during an interview on a Denver radio station about proposals to raise the nation's debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts.

"Even if some people say, 'Well, the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,' they will hold the president responsible," Lamborn said. "Now I don't want to even have to be associated with him. It's like touching a tar baby and you get, you get it, you know ... you are stuck and you are part of the problem now and you can't get away."

The term "tar baby" is a reference to 19th century Uncle Remus stories about Br'er Rabbit, as set down by Joel Chandler Harris. It can refer to a sticky problem or situation but also is understood as a derogatory term for African-Americans.

"Lamborn was attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the president's policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces," said the statement from Lamborn's office."He regrets that he chose the phrase 'tar baby,' rather than the word 'quagmire.' The congressman is confident that the president will accept his heartfelt apology." Lamborn's spokeswoman, Catherine Mortensen, said Monday that the comment was misunderstood.

Lamborn is not the first to run into trouble with the phrase. Mitt Romney referred to the Big Dig construction project in Boston as a "tar baby" in 2006 during a fundraiser on the campaign trail. And Sen. John McCain also used the term during his campaign for president. Both men apologized.

The White House has not commented on Lamborn's remark.

Aunt Samantha Speaks!

Posted: 04/21/2011 03:12:26 PM PDT

Orange County, CA -- A Republican Party official, Marilyn Davenport (pictured below, center) distributed an email with an image depicting President Barack Obama and his parents as chimpanzees, and then, at least temporarily, angrily defended the stunt as non-racist. Orange County is an incubator for grotesque, racist ugliness. The darker side of right-wing American politics routinely emerges in gloriously shameful fashion.

Back in the '80s, OC Congressman Robert K. Dornan celebrated AIDS as God's answer to eliminating gay Americans.

Dick Nichols, a Republican city councilman in Newport Beach, gleefully shared in 2003 the motive of a local public-policy stance: to keep Latinos away from ritzy Corona del Mar beaches.

In 2009, Los Alamitos Republican Mayor Dean Grose welcomed the inauguration of the first black U.S. president by sending out an image of the White House lawn planted with watermelons.

This takes us to current OC Republican Central Committee member Marilyn Davenport, who sent to fellow conservatives on April 15 the Obama-is-a-chimp image along with the words, "Now you know why no birth certificate." She thought the picture was hilarious. Among her defenses was a demand for the "coward" who leaked the story to come forward and her suggestion she couldn't be racist because she has black friends.

Davenport and her husband, Dick—a tall fellow with polite manners and an easy smile—watched their lives change before their eyes. The couple stopped answering the door because Los Angeles television news crews were demanding on-camera interviews. A local political website published the Davenports' home address and telephone number, which made them fear for their safety. They had to take their phone off the hook because callers from as far away as Michigan, they said, were leaving "vulgar" voice-mail messages. They were forced to lower their window shades because the media were camped out on their street in a gorgeous, hilly part of Fullerton.

Still other local Republican activists argued that while the email image is racist, they didn't think it warranted a resignation. There's even a camp blaming Baugh and Schroeder for the mess. One veteran OC GOP activist who spoke on condition of anonymity, "The thing I am most mad about isn't the email. I don't like it. I think it was racist. But what really upsets me is that other Republicans threw her under the bus. It's them who embarrassed the party. They should have kept their mouths shut and not let the media ever see that email."

Within the local GOP, there is talk that Davenport was targeted for public ridicule simply because she isn't a fan of the local Republican leader. She concluded, "I don't know why he would come after me." She wondered aloud: Had it been because she'd argued for him to release $10,000 in party committee funds for a Republican youth day at the Nixon Library?

Innocent Racism!

March 21, 10:33 PM

RICHMOND, VA — After spending 27 years in prison for rapes and attacks prosecutors now say he did not commit, Thomas Haynesworth (pictured above, center) started a new life as a free man Monday. At his mother’s cozy bungalow, where a spare bedroom has always waited for him, Haynesworth ate the Chinese takeout he had been craving — chicken fried rice for lunch. For the first time in his life, he placed a call on a cellphone. Two nieces he had just met crawled into his lap as he relaxed on a recliner in the living room. It was his 46th birthday, and he was finally home. “I’m just going to sit here and relax and spend time with my mother,” Haynesworth said.

Haynesworth was an 18-year-old high school dropout when was arrested as he walked to the market to buy sweet potatoes and bread for Sunday dinner. He told police they had the wrong man. Now, nearly three decades later, Virginia Attorney General Ken T. Cuccinelli II and two prosecutors say they believe he was telling the truth. DNA and other evidence, they say, point to another attacker. Haynesworth has his freedom, but he is still fighting to clear his name. He was released after Gov. Robert F. Mc­Don­nell (R) asked the parole board to review his case. The state of Virginia is supporting Haynesworth’s bid to have the Virginia Court of Appeals issue a “Writ of Actual Innocence.”

“I believe in Mr. Haynesworth’s innocence, and I will continue to work toward a complete vindication,” Cuccinelli said in a written statement.

Haynesworth said he will continue fighting for exoneration. He thinks the court “will see the truth,” he said. But Monday was about celebrating and starting anew.

About 11:20 a.m., Haynesworth, wearing khaki pants and a button-down shirt, walked out of the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt carrying his television and a single garbage bag that held the rest of his belongings.

“He’s home,” his mother, Dolores Haynesworth, said as she tucked her arm around her son. “It’s still hard to believe. I’m holding him, but it’s still hard to believe.”

Haynesworth has never googled, used an ATM or traveled on an airplane. He doesn’t have a driver’s license. During nearly three decades behind bars, he was told when to eat, exercise and go to bed. He said he’s ready to catch up with a world he knows only from television and books.

But for starters, he craves simple things. He wants to sit on a porch, reconnect with old friends and enjoy some of his mother’s fried trout.

“It’s been a long journey,” Haynesworth said. “I just want to reflect and sit down and talk to my momma and eat a meal with her.”

Haynesworth was arrested on a February afternoon in 1984 when his mother sent him out to buy groceries. A woman who had been attacked days earlier saw Haynesworth and told a police officer he was the man.

Haynesworth, who had no criminal record, maintained from the start that he was innocent. But five women ultimately identified him as their attacker. He was convicted in three attacks and acquitted in one; one case was dropped.

In 2005, in the wake of the exonerations of five other wrongly convicted men, then-Virginia governor Mark R. Warner (D) ordered a sweeping review of thousands of criminal cases from 1973 through 1988. Haynesworth’s was among them.

Using technology that wasn’t available in the 1980s, authorities tested DNA collected from a January 1984 rape for which Haynesworth was convicted. The results cleared him and implicated a convicted rapist named Leon Davis.

The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project took on Haynesworth’s case. DNA testing exonerated Haynesworth in a second rape in which he had been a suspect. Again, Davis was implicated.

Davis lived in the same neighborhood as Haynesworth. They resembled each other and have the same blood type.

Davis, who is jailed on other charges, has declined to be interviewed.

Haynesworth also was convicted in two attacks for which there is no genetic evidence. Prosecutors who have reexamined the cases are convinced he was wrongly convicted of those crimes, too.

Haynesworth said guards at the prison woke him up about 1 a.m. Monday to tell him he soon would be released. The other inmates gave him a birthday card that he brought home.

Hours later he was walking outside, hugging his mother and sisters. News photographers shot photos and reporters fired questions at him.

“Back in the hands of the people that love him,” a nephew said.

“I always believed this day would come,” Haynesworth said. “I didn’t think it would take 27 years.”

At home, he checked out his new bedroom and decided it would need some of his own touches. His mother’s dog, Stud, snapped at him. And he settled back in the easy chair as his mother prepared to whip up a dinner of scalloped potatoes, string beans and her son’s favorite trout.

“When we’re here tonight and it’s just the two of us, it will sink in,” she said.

Barber Cuts!

November 10, 2010

OAKLAND, CA -- A 37-year old father and barber shop owner, suspected to be involved in a domestic dispute, was shot and killed Monday by officers who thought he was reaching for a weapon. The man, however, was unarmed.

Police said East Oakland barber shop owner Derrick Jones did not have a gun or knife on him. He was the married father of a 2-year-old girl and known to friends and family as "D.D."

Angry relatives at police headquarters said that, although they still don't have all the facts, they consider the shooting unjustified and an overreaction by the two officers involved. A cousin, Charles Jones, said it was hard to understand why the officers could not arrest Jones and, instead, ended up shooting him.

"If they are professionals, they should be able to detain someone without killing them," said Morice Jones, the man's cousin. "They are not protecting people, they are killing people. "... They did not have to be scared of Derrick. This has to stop."

Police were called to Jones' barbershop in the 5800 block of Bancroft Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Monday to investigate a report of a domestic dispute.

A woman who said she was Jones' girlfriend told officers he had beaten, choked and threatened her, police said.

Deputy Chief Jeff Israel said the officers, whose names were not released, confronted Jones outside the barber shop. Israel said the man denied being Jones and tried to flee. At least one officer attempted to use a Taser on Jones, Israel said, but it was ineffective, apparently because of the jacket Jones was wearing.

Israel said the officers began chasing Jones, who they said grabbed toward his waistband several times. The officers told him repeatedly to stop and raise his hands, Israel said, adding that witnesses corroborated the officers' story. At one point, the officers said they saw Jones holding a shiny object that police later said was not a weapon, although they have not identified it.

Israel said the officers told investigators that Jones stopped running in the 5800 block of Trask Street, turned around to face them while continuing to put his hands toward his waistband, "consistent with the move of somebody reaching for a weapon."

He said the officers, "believing they were in a life-threatening situation," fired several shots at Jones, who fell to the pavement. Israel said the officers immediately began first aid, but Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Family members said people claiming to be witnesses to the shooting told them Jones was shot at least a half-dozen times in the back. But police said they expect an autopsy scheduled for today will show otherwise.

Police said Jones was on parole for a gun conviction and also had previously been charged for drugs, domestic violence and resisting arrest.

Israel said the shooting is being investigated by the police homicide and internal affairs units and the district attorney's office, and that more details will be released as the investigation progresses. He encouraged anyone with information to call police at 510-238-3821.

The officers were placed on paid administrative leave, which is routine after officer-involved shootings.

Relatives painted a different picture of Jones, calling him a hardworking businessman, a loving father to his daughter and as "someone who would not hurt anybody," according to his uncle, evangelist Sammy Jones.

Tay Dunmore, 26, attended a gathering of friends and family who held a vigil for Jones on Tuesday outside his Kwik Cuts Shop, lighting candles, writing on a banner and expressing outrage at the killing.

"When we were in middle school, we didn't have to worry about having snack money or anything," Dunmore said. "We could just come by and D.D. would say, 'Show me your report card,' and he'd set you up."

A protective, older-brother type of presence in the neighborhood, Jones was "the only barber I know who would cut on Sundays," Dunmore added. "And his baby girl was always here. Everybody knew D.D. had a baby, because he was a good daddy, and it's not that many of them out here."

Two hours before the shooting, a suspect had fired on two other officers in West Oakland, though in that shooting no one was harmed and the officers did not return fire. The suspect was later arrested.

"They didn't shoot at the guy who shot at them, but they shot at my cousin?" Charles Jones said.

Johnny Williams, a 37-year-old friend of Jones, said living in East Oakland means struggling with a constant feeling of threat from police.

"What authority have we given as citizens for that to happen?" he said. "Who's giving them authority to shoot somebody without a gun? This is our home, and we care about the people in it. This is inexcusable. We need justice, and we need help."

In a statement released by Mayor Ron Dellums, he said his "office has been in close contact with Chief (Anthony) Batts and leadership of the Oakland Police Department, and we support their thorough and timely investigation into the circumstances which led to this unfortunate outcome. In addition, I am pleased that the Alameda County District Attorney is conducting its own investigation into this case, and we will closely monitor the progress moving forward."

Jones' death was the third fatal shooting by Oakland police this year.

Another O.P.D. Homicide!

November 9, 2010

OAKLAND, CA -- Derrick Jones, a 37-year-old Oakland man, was killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday night, police said. Police responded to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman in the 5800 block of Bancroft Avenue at 9:40 p.m., police spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said. When officers arrived, the man ran toward Trask Street. More officers arrived and found the man in the 5800 block of Trask Street. The officers fired several rounds from their service pistols. The man was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.

No officers were injured in the incident. The officers' names are not being released at this time. They have been put on administrative leave, which is routine in officer-involved shootings. The shooting is being investigated by the homicide and internal affairs sections and the District Attorney's Office, and police have not said what prompted the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident may contact the Homicide Section at 510-238-3821. This story will be updated as more details become available.

Poetic Justice!

November 7, 2010

Since January 2007, at least 140 people have been killed by police officers in Los Angeles County, according to coroner's data collected for the Homicide Report. [99.9% of those killed were African-American males.]

RIVERSIDE, CA -- Police have put up roadblocks and are using dogs to search a Southern California park for a big-rig trucker they suspect killed an officer during a chase.

Lt. Steve Johnson says the 200-acre Fairmount Park in Riverside will remain sealed off for several more hours Monday.

Police say Officer Ryan Bonaminio stopped a truck Sunday night after a report that it was involved in a hit-and-run accident.

Authorities say the trucker got out and ran into the park, where he and Bonaminio had a gunfight. Bonaminio was hit at least once and died at a hospital. The trucker drove off.

The search briefly delayed deliveries at a nearby Walmart distribution center but the general manager says all his trucks are accounted for and business is normal.

Note: Probation would appear to be appropriate for the truck driver!

The People of the State of California

November 6, 2010

Johannes Mehserle

C.J. Note: We note that Johannes Mehserle, an immigrant from (former Nazi) Germany (at the age of two (2) years), having been convicted of a violent felony and sentenced to prison, is now eligible for deportation to his native Germany.Shame on every Black police Officer that contributed to Mehserle's $3,000,000.00 bail!

Court Ratifies
Racial Killings!

November 6, 2010
"I made the ruling because I believe it is in justice to do so."
- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry on his decision to sentence Johannes Mehserle's to two (2) years in prison for murdering Oscar Grant
"Today we saw the best example of what we already believed," Johnson said. "It's a racist criminal justice system. There can be no peace without justice."
- Cephus Johnson, Oscar Grant's uncle responding to Johannes Mehserle's two (2) year sentence for murdering Oscar Grant.

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Johannes Mehserle will likely serve seven more months in prison for killing Oscar Grant III after a judge's ruling Friday dismissed a key part of a confusing jury verdict that could have landed the 28-year-old former BART police officer in prison for as long as 14 years. In making his decision, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry (pictured left) acknowledged that the sentence would anger Grant's family and possibly much of the Bay Area but said, "I did the best I could with this case." Perry said the evidence presented during the trial was "simply overwhelming" in favor of Mehserle's claim that he made a mistake in shooting the 22-year-old Hayward man by confusing his gun with his Taser. He added that the prosecution's examples, which it argued pointed toward a fabricated story, were "insufficient." Given his opinions about the evidence, and the jury's verdict of involuntary manslaughter, Perry said that "no reasonable trier of fact could have concluded" that Mehserle intended to use his gun early Jan. 1, 2009. As a result, Perry said, he was mandated by law to dismiss a jury finding that Mehserle is guilty of a gun enhancement and by doing so he immediately lowered Mehserle's possible term in prison to four years. But Perry said the four-year term was too harsh for a defendant who, contrary to statements by Grant's family, has shown remorse. It was also too harsh a penalty for a defendant who did not bear sole responsibility for the crime or for a defendant who does not have a history of violence, Perry said.

"Many people contributed to the tragedy in this case," Perry said as he listed various figures in the incident, including Grant for fighting on the train and BART for failing to train its officers properly. "I made the ruling because I believe it is in justice to do so." Cephus Johnson, Grant's uncle, felt otherwise. "Today we saw the best example of what we already believed," Johnson said. "It's a racist criminal justice system. There can be no peace without justice."
As Perry predicted, Michael Rains, Mehserle's defense attorney, said he, too, was not pleased with the decision. Rains had argued that his client should receive probation and said after the sentencing that he would appeal the involuntary manslaughter conviction. "Some of you might think that we have a reason to be happy. Johannes Mehserle is still in custody; he is still behind bars," Rains said. "I will not rest until he is out." Although Perry sentenced Mehserle to two years in prison, it is likely that he will only serve about seven months. But Rains said he will argue on appeal that Mehserle should be released on bail during the appeals process and that the jury verdict of involuntary manslaughter should not stand. Rains also took a shot at the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, saying it will be "the biggest culprit in setting the city on fire" because it needlessly led residents toward a belief that Mehserle intended to pull out his gun and kill Grant. "It has been an act of irresponsibility," Rains said of the decision to charge his client with murder. "The District Attorney's Office of Alameda County should be ashamed of itself."

[Corrupt] Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley issued a statement asking for calm. "It is the sincere hope of the District Attorney's Office that our community can continue to build on our strength and our commitment to equal justice so that this tragedy will never be repeated," O'Malley said. "The District Attorney's Office, along with law enforcement partners, community leaders and community partners, will foster the dialogue that strives for peace and nonviolence."
Perry's decision came after more than four hours of legal arguments and emotional testimony from Grant's uncle, aunt, mother, fiancee and sister. It also came after Mehserle spoke and after attorneys for the defense and prosecution argued over various legal issues surrounding the verdict and the potential sentence. In front of a packed courtroom and standing just behind a shackled Mehserle, Grant's family begged Perry to give Mehserle the maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, saying they still believed it was murder and never felt Mehserle apologized. Mehersle sat stoic in his orange Los Angeles County Jail jumpsuit as Grant's family issued their pleas. The former Lafayette resident showed no emotion until he stood and spoke to the court saying he was sorry for what happened. At one point, Johnson was cut off by Perry when he began to shout his disapproval with the judge who had indicated that a mistake was made in allowing the jury to consider a gun enhancement against Mehserle and that he might not allow it to stand.

(Pictured left to right Trial Judge Robert Perry, Johannes Mehserle, Oscar Grant and ex-Officer Tony Pirone) "To lose our right to justice because of your judicial error will raise significant questions about our criminal justice system," Johnson said as his voice rose and tears formed in his eyes. "We should not lose this case because of you." Grant's other relatives also questioned the equality of the criminal justice system and talked of how Grant's death has damaged them emotionally. Wanda Johnson, Grant's mother, could barely finish her speech to Perry as she broke down in sobs as she discussed how she received a phone call early Jan. 1, 2009, and was told her son had been shot. "I live every day of my life in pain, my son is not here," she said, crying. "The people that were supposed to protect and serve were the ones that took his life."

Jack Bryson, the father of two of Grant's friends who were on the Fruitvale BART station platform and saw Grant get shot, twice walked out of the courtroom when Perry began. Wanda Johnson also left the courtroom with Grant's sister after Perry declared that he would not allow the gun enhancement to stand.

Perry said that he understood the pain Grant's family had endured and the long-held skepticism many minority communities feel toward the criminal justice system, but he said he could not solve the problems with one ruling. "I can't transform law enforcement (If this was an accident, why the need to transform law enforcement?). I am just one judge out of many judges doing my best," Perry said. "I heard genuine pain in Mr. Johnson's voice that there was a possibility that the court might let him down," Perry continued. "Mr. Johnson, we are doing the best we can." Perry said he was also disheartened to see that the community remained polarized over the killing and that race continued to be a factor into people's emotions even though evidence in the case showed race played no role. And the judge said he was upset that people continued to make points about the case that were not true. "It is obvious to this court that the community is greatly polarized, and, in my view, that is a tragedy of this case," Perry said. "I cannot and will not allow consideration of race to impact my view; based on the evidence this is not a case about race."

See: The Johannes Mehserle Trial - Verdict Watch!

See: The Johannes Mehserle Trial - 2010 - Part III

See: The Johannes Mehserle Trial - 2010 - Part II

See: The Johannes Mehserle Trial - 2010

The Jew Courts Speak!

(Pictured left to right (clockwise) Juden (GA) Chief Justice [Supreme Court] Carol Hunstein; Juden (CA) State Trial Judge Robert Perry; and Juden (CA) Federal Trial Judge "Sara" Claudia Wilkens.)

"The undisputed evidence shows that Officers Jimenez and Borello acted reasonably when they used deadly force against Mr. Moppin[.]"
--Juden Wilkens
"Based on the facts set forth above, the trial court's determination that Bunn is immune from prosecution because he acted in self-defense in discharging his service weapon, although based upon conflicting evidence, was supported by a preponderance of the evidence. Accordingly, the trial court did not err by granting Bunn's immunity motion."
--Juden Hunstein

We now see a pattern of law emerging from both the state and federal courts that grant police departments across the nation, a license to kill black men. In virtually every case that has made its way before the court involving the killing of unarmed black men by police officers, the court has found legal precedent to justify such killings. The publice record demonstrates that not one police officer in America has been convicted of killing an unarmed black man. In one of the most egregious cases, New York Police Officers shot an unarmed black man fifty (50) times. Every officer involved in this shooting of Sean Bell was exonerated in a court of law. "The undisputed evidence shows that Oakland, CA Police Officers Hector Jimenez and Jessica Borello acted reasonably when they used deadly force against Mr. Moppin [an African-American]," Wilken wrote. "The officers shot [an unarmed] Mr. Moppin only after he failed to come toward them, as ordered, dropped his hands and then made a movement toward his waist area as though reaching for a weapon." Less than seven months after Moppin-Buckskin was killed, Jimenez fatally shot Mack "Jody" Woodfox III, 27, [an African-American] after stopping him on suspicion of drunken driving. Jimenez said he believed Woodfox had been reaching into his waistband for a gun when he jumped from his car and ran after a chase July 25, 2008, that ended at East 17th Street and Fruitvale Avenue in the Fruitvale district. Woodfox, who was shot in the back, turned out not to have a gun.

L.A.P.D. Kills Developmentally Disabled!

March 21, 2010

Los Angeles, CA -- "On the night of July 14, 2002, Raymond Bunn, a [White] plain clothes police officer who was patrolling an Atlanta neighborhood in an unmarked vehicle, fired fatal shots into the driver-side window of a Chevy Tahoe twice wounding its driver 19 year-old Corey Ward, an African-American male, on the left side of his head. Those facts are certain. Otherwise, the evidence is conflicting as to where Bunn was standing in relation to the Chevy Tahoe Ward was driving;1 how fast Ward's vehicle was moving; and whether Ward and his passengers knew Bunn and his partner were police officers. There are also discrepancies with Bunn's incident report in which he alleges his knee was "pinned" by Ward's vehicle. Specifically, there is no physical or medical evidence of any injury to Bunn's knee and Bunn's partner did not actually see Bunn being hit by Ward's vehicle. There is also troubling evidence that Bunn previously used excessive force for which he was found civilly liable for damages stemming from an incident in which he punched a woman in the face during a routine traffic stop."

Scott Nugent

October 29, 2010 A Winnfield, Louisiana jury acquitted a white police officer, Scott Nugent, of the January 17, 2008 blatant and wanton murder of Mr. Baron "Scooter" Pikes, an African-American, which was caught on tape. The trial had been delayed numerous times. The jury, an all "white" panel, acquitted him anyway. The prosecutor (yes, the guy who brought the charges against Nugent) said "all 'black' jurors were tainted" and thus would not be good jurors. He apparently got his wish.

Officer Nugent (pictured left) tasered Mr. Pikes, who was in handcuffs, 14 times in nine minutes, while other "white" cops around him were yelling things like "are you on crack nigger" and several other slurs. All of this was caught on tape, but this still did not matter in the Louisiana courtroom. This jury will lean on the word of "expert" witness Mark Kroll, who is an employee at Taser International, as their excuse for setting a murderer free. Kroll said the nine Taser shots did not kill Mr. Pikes and continued, "[Taser shots] hurt, but there's zero negative effect on the body."

Mr. Pikes' (pictured left) family will likely get some insulting $250,000 - $500,000 "settlement" from a lawsuit, none of which will come from Nugent's pocket. It appears it will remain legal in the USA for "white" people (especially law enforcement) to kill "black" people, particularly in the Confederate states. This acquittal will inevitably be celebrated by Euro-Americans and one should expect "O.J." to come up frequently in comparison to this case.

Cop Murders Black Male!

October 19, 2010

(In-depth Coverage pending!)

Louisiana Tasers Black men to Death!

October 8, 2010

Murderous O.P.D. & B.A.R.T. P.D.Strike Again!

July 17, 2010 OAKLAND — Oakland and BART police shot and killed Fred Collins, 48, of Oakland near the Fruitvale BART Station (BART STATION where Oscar Grant was killed) authorities said. Preliminary reports were that the man may have been armed with a knife (not confirmed as true). The shooting happened about 8:24 a.m. in the 1500 block of 33rd Avenue. Minutes earlier, Oakland Police joined two BART officers in pursuit of the man through the neighborhood after a 911 caller reported a suspect brandishing knives near the Fruitvale BART station. The officers apparently were not hurt. Two officers had fired Tasers at the man with no effect, Israel said. A total of five officers from both departments fired on the man in the 1500 block of 33rd Avenue shortly after 8 a.m., Deputy Oakland Police Chief Jeffrey Israel said. The dead man had not yet been identified, Israel said, describing him as appearing to be Hispanic and perhaps between the ages of 30 and 40. Oakland Police are in charge of the investigation, he said.
Jeff Israel is a liar! You can't believe anything he says!Lying is the norm for Oakland Police Officers and the Department!

Rodney King - 2013!

Movie Intermission!

Police Beatdowns U.S.A. ~ 2014!

Description: United States -- In California, in an incident captured on video, we saw a barefoot woman described as harmless, being subdued and pummelled by a California Highway Patrol officer. In this compilation we look at similar police encounters spanning 2008 through 2014. Previous Video: The O.J. Simpson Murder Saga: 20 Years Later! Read more on the State of Florida v. Michael Dunn (Indictment, Police Reports, Civil Complaint).
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