FREEDOM: The Police State in Review, 2013

I agree that these stories are far bigger than the bullshit that typically makes the news rounds. This article is far more worthy of being read than the combination of every CNN and Fox News article that comes out over a week.

I had forgotten how police dumped 100+ bullets into multiple vehicles full of complete innocents who did nothing to provoked simply because they were on a bloodhunt for Dorner.

Their names were never even released – That is not democracy or freedom. Government shooting innocents without releasing the name of the people who did it is exactly why every American needs to own a gun. Not a musket. An assault rifle. Not advocating sedition here – but simply put, the power needs to be squarely in the hands of the people.

A government is supposed to fear its people: Thomas Jefferson said this for chrissakes. When people are scared of the govt, it is tyranny.

Very sad article.

Anyone know what happened to Robert Trudell?

LINK URL: http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/police-state-review-2013/

ABUSE OF AUTHORITY: RAW: Dallas Cops Shoot Unarmed Mentally Ill Man Standing in the Street!!

Even if the guy had a knife and lunged at the cops, they should still be tried for murder.  A trained professional can do nothing but kill a person in the easiest possible way? These are not heroes, these are cowards. 

LINK URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lUSNN5WTfY&feature=player_embedded#t=0

ABUSE OF AUTHORITY: Philly Cop Found Not Guilty for Punching Woman on Camera

Fucking ridiculous. That is all.

Let us remember Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey as the violent thug that he is.

Let s remember Judge Patrick Dugan as the judge who ruled police can punch us in the face if we are holding a beer.

LINK URL: http://www.photographyisnotacrime.com/2013/02/26/philly-cop-found-not-guilty-for-punching-woman-on-camera/

TASER THURSDAY: Officer shoots 10-year-old boy with Taser for refusing to clean cop car

At first you think, “maybe the kid spit on his car or did something that would require cleaning”, but no.

This is a piece of shit cop who went to a career day at school, asked kids if they wanted to clean his car, then tasered the one kid who didn’t want to.

Then didn’t get him medical attention after he blacked out.

So-called officer Chris Webb of the New Mexico Department Of Public Safety should be publicly shamed, fired, and barred from any position of power ever again.

His name is CHRIS WEBB. He should be in jail.

LINK URL: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/officer-shoots-10-old-boy-taser-refusing-clean-183349654.html

VIDEO: Problem Cop Richard Jouppi Punches Wheelchair-Bound 50-Yr-Old Repeatedly In Face

A drunkard threatens to throw a jacket, and slightly slaps a cop in the face…
…vs a cop punching a man in a wheelchair 3 times in a row, and throwing him backward into the ground.

A bit disproportionate, especially considering the cop is supposed to be sober, good, and one who deescalates a situation and stops harm.

Lovely that he threatens the person he was supposedly protecting too.

Turns out, this cop is already a bad cop. He’d already signed an agreement stating if he fucked up again, he’d be fired, after tipping off a sex criminal in direct violation of a department’s interests. He lied about how many times he hit the man in the wheelchair on the report. And they dropped the charges against Drunken Wheelchair Man as well. They probably would have had a good case against Drunken Wheelchair Man if Asshole Officer Richard Jouppi HADN’T gone overboard and lied about it.

Of course if a camera wasn’t around, the cop’s lies would have stood and court and been sustained in a conviction. Nobody is safe from police lies as long as are deemed a magical truth by any judge.

LINK URL: http://www.blacklistednews.com/VIDEO%3A_Cop_Punches_Wheelchair-Bound_50-Yr-Old_Repeatedly_In_Face/21763/0/38/38/Y/M.html

ABUSE OF AUTHORITY: Deputy Shoots Fleeing Jaywalker Jonathan Cuevas 4 Times In Back, then walks up and finishes him off [VIDEO INCLUDED]

Yup. Jaywalking = death sentence. You can see it in the video. A man running away is not a threat, and certainly a man that’s been shot in the back 4 times is not a threat either.

Supposedly they found a gun on him, but there were none of his fingerprints on him. Doesn’t matter if he did have a gun — carrying a gun is our constitutional right. 

Imagine how much more this happened before we had surveillance cameras everywhere — back when the violent crime rate was higher than it is today.

Isn’t it funny how the cop’s name is protected from the public, but people who are arrested are a matter of public record? One set of laws for us, another set of laws for them. 

LINK URL: http://www.blacklistednews.com/VIDEO%3A_Deputy_Shoots_Fleeing_Jaywalker_Six_Times_In_Back%2C_Executes_Him_With_%22A_Coup_de_Grace_Kill_Shot%22_/21546/0/38/38/Y/M.html

ABUSE OF AUTHORITY: Sheriff Deputy Hits 19-year-old in Head with Gun – Surveillance Video Shows Vicious Attack

…And then the teen (who had committed no crime before the cops decided to mess with him) spent 4 months in jail based on a struggle the cop  made up…. He went to jail 4 months for “assaulting” an officer so bad that a gun “went off” in the struggle. But oops. Caught on camera. It was the cop doing the assaulting, and even if the kid had gotten in a physical fight with the cop, it is no excuse to walk up and sucker-pistol whip someone so recklessly that a gun shoots in a random direction.

Where were the tasers again?

Yea.. these kids seemed like stupid pranksters, but now they are a waste of our tax dollars instead. I hope he wins the $10M lawsuit. Corporal Donald Taylor should get the fate that awaits cops who go to prison. This is injustice.

LINK URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EIzDFeVNm8&feature=player_embedded#!

POLICE BRUTALITY: Surveillance Video Emerges of Today’s Empire State Building Shooting

Nine people shot by police in response to murderer who already killed his target, and had only 1 bullet left in his gun.

He was already being shadowed by a civilian. The police could have sucker-tackled him with undercover officers. Instead, they fired 16 shots in a crowded area, and shot 9 people.

Instead of de-escalating a protecting the public, they escalated and caused the casualties to multiply by 10.

The entire country of Germany fires less than 100 bullets EVERY YEAR.  They actually practice restraint in the public interest; something American cops don’t seem to understand.

The police are worse than the original gunman. The public is lucky none of them were killed.

“I can’t see this as anything other than gross incompetence by the police. The NYPD in particular has a reputation for hosing down the general vicinity – nobody should ever do that, especially on a crowded sidewalk.” -my friend Stacy

Furthermore – a murder escapes the justice system with zero consequence. Death is meaningless. This man should go to prison, and instead escaped this. If you’re going to kill yourself, WHY NOT murder your enemies if the police just help you escape it all in the end? No justice here.

LINK URL: http://www.pixiq.com/article/surveillance-video-emerges-of-empire-state-building-shooting#comment-64348

THIN BLUE LINE: The South Florida cop who won’t stay fired

Another example of how unions — generally a good thing — can be abused, just like any other power. People who can take our lives in their hands should have a zero tolerance policy with regard to breaking the law.

There should also be another law that doubles the punishment for any crime by police, but I’m sure it would be constitutionally challenged as not being equal to all people. Except it would: Anyone who becomes a cop would be equally affected by this.

This is disgusting, and not how justice is supposed to work.

Sgt. German Bosque is a waste of taxpayer money and a piece of shit pig who should be fired and jailed. Fuck you, “German”. What kind of name is that anyway?

LINK URL: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/30/v-fullstory/2876652/the-south-florida-cop-who-wont.html

TASERS: Chicago cops Taser 8-month pregnant woman for parking violation

What. The. Fuck.

They tasered her for trying to “take off” – but they were ticketing her for parking in a handicapped space she wasn’t supposed to be in, so was she supposed to just stick around in the space she was ticketed for?

Her crime? Ripping up the ticket. This is a parking ticket. This is not a situation to use a taser, which not only can kill a person, but also can affect the unborn child.

She was never actually a threat to anybody. This should be a huge fucking lawsuit. And the superintendent’s excuse?  “You can’t always tell whether somebody is pregnant.”

What a load of shit. Pregnant or not, the only sensible policy is that tasers be used in place of actually shooting someone. And if your’e going to tell me that shooting someone for ripping up a ticket is valid, you really don’t belong in America.

Yet another story that’s something I’ve never quite heard of before, and involves, of course, a person of color.

And oh, they also dislocated her boyfriend’s elbow after he sensibly tried to stop near-lethal force against his girlfriend & child.

LINK URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/chicago-taser-pregnant-rent-324/

POLICE BRUTALITY: 85 shots: US cops use more ammo per man than Germans per year

Slightly confusing, but what the headline really means is “there are many instances where police used more bullets against 1 person than Germany used in an entire year against all criminals in the country”.

Now, if you extrapolate out the fact that the U.S. population is almost 4 times that of Germany’s, the real number to compare is not 85 shots, but about 340 shots.

Contrast to America, where *to stop a reckless driver* last year, police fired over 110 shots, including shooting 7 innocent bystanders. We routinely shoot unarmed people 40-90 times.

Yeah…. It’s not just our larger population at work. When our police use more bullets in a single incident than a country previously associated with fascism does all year — it gives one major pause at how fucked up and broken our system is, and how piss-poor our over-militarized, trigger-happy police operate. 

Not making assumptions here. I’ve worked them them, eaten lunch with them, and heard them talk about how they want someone to cause them to have a chance to shoot them. It’s sickening.

LINK URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/us-germany-85-shots-022

ABUSE OF AUTHORITY: Kelly Thomas video: Homeless man beaten and tasered to death as he cried for help

Freshly released: Actual video of police killing a homeless man. The video is FORTY MINUTES IN LENGTH, with TWENTY MINUTES OF BRUTALITY.

If 6 officers couldn’t take this guy down in less than 20 minutes, none of them deserve to keep their job.

For once, the pigs are actually charged with murder and manslaughter. But wait. Only 2 of the 6 officers were actually charged. Seems to be that if you mindlessly dogpile onto an existing situation, you’re just fine. They never charge everyone who actually did it.

“I just started smashing his face to hell” -one of the officers

LINK URL: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/kelly-thomas-video-homeless-man-beaten-as-he-cried-for-help-1.html

ABUSE OF AUTHORITY: Justice for Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

I remember when this happened.

The guy had meth in his blood, therefore it’s okay for a group of taxpayer-funded thugs to murder him in cold blood while he screams for help, right?

The audio was released before. PBS just released the video. Unlike Rodney King, this guy died. Unlike Rodney King, there were twice as many officers surrounding this guy.

And here it is – watch your tax dollars being used to murder a man. Now on video. (Of course they tried to confiscate said video.)

SIGN THE PETITION AT http://presente.org

LINK URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSjVQY0ifls

THIN BLUE LINE: No Good Cops Go Unpunished When They Stop a Beatdown

Bad cops are “just a few bad apples”?  Kinda like how just a few of the Germans were bad during WW2, eh?  Pointed out in the comments is that the phrase “a few bad apples” comes from the origin whereby a few bad apples sealed in a barrel full of good apples will ruin all the other apples. The whole figure of speech of “A few bad apples”, as commonly used, is incorrect. A few bad apples after the fact means your whole barrel went rotten.

I did not realize this. 

So anyway… Here’s what happens when you’re a good apple. If you literally stop police from beating up an innocent person, as a cop, your job will be put on the line. Her department is calling her “psychologically unfit for duty” and trying to fire her. 

She’s also the first lesbian cop there.

video appearance at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/69454161/News/Officer-Regina-Tasca-On-Being-Suspended-For-Not-Lying-About-Fellow-Cops-apos-Actions

So if you wonder why people think cops are assholes — look no further than stories like this compared and contrasted to the neverending constant barrage of abuse of power performed by those with badges.

Funny how they are bringing up old bad things she supposedly did as reasons to get rid of her – reasons only brought up after this. I’ve seen such tactics used before, both in the news and in real life. :/

LINK URL: http://www.northjersey.com/news/147698015_Bogota_officer_s_hearing_to_begin.html?page=all

POLICE STATE: Police union gives payments to officers involved in fatal shootings

Yes people — there is a literal bounty on our head. When you wonder if that cop is going to shoot you, just be reminded that he’ll get paid $300 to $500 if he does kill and shoot you.  As if the pigs need more incentive to  shoot people. This is ridiculous.

Anyone paying a modicum of attention has  seen how bounties in Afghanistan resulted in innocent people sent to Guantanamo for years (and not released for years even after the government realized they were innocent).

The amazing thing is all the comments supporting this practice. A literal bounty on the head of taxpayers. Shoot us and you get a reward. Our tax dollars at work. PUBLIC unions at work.

LINK URL: http://www.pressherald.com/news/police-union-gives-payments-to-officers-involved-in-shootings_2012-03-24.html

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THIN BLUE LINE: Excessive force lawsuit filed following Fermilab shooting

Yup. If you are a 17 year old passenger in a car that sideswipes an off  duty cop, the cop can chase you down, fire indiscriminately in a car full of 5 teenagers, and NOT GET CHARGED FOR SHOOTING YOU AND  PUTTING YOU IN THE HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

 Is it any wonder people don’t respect american authority? American authority does not submit to law. They are simply thugs who do what they want — and the system lets them, which is why they do it.

No charges. For shooting an unarmed teenage passenger in the back after chasing down their car in road rage. The officer is not even named. Fucking ridiculous.

LINK URL: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-excessive-force-lawsuit-filed-following-fermilab-shooting-20120228,0,1687644.story

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RACISM: Unarmed Marine shot to death in front of daughters by O.C. deputy outside school

Why did these two daughters have to watch their father – a black male – get shot to death?

Because the police were concerned for their safety!

You see, a black man with children in a truck. That’s suspicious. Cause for concern. 

The officers clearly had no choice but to shoot this man, after he forced their hand. This is a good use of our tax dollars. {this paragraph is sarcasm}

How much longer are we going to take this shit?

LINK URL: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/marine-killed-by-deputy-on-school-track-wasnt-armed-sheriff-says.html

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RACISM: “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” device gets black people shot

“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up”. Remember those commercials? Well it’s not like that in real life. Not if you’re black! The police will break down your door to “help” you by calling you a nigger before shooting you to death. Our tax dollars at work.

Don’t by Lifeline Medic Alert services; it may result in the police shooting you to death.

LINK URL: http://www.thedailywhiteplains.com/news/chamberlain-family-sue-white-plains-police

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ABUSE OF AUTHORITY: Cops break into home without warrant or identifying selves, shoot unarmed black teenager to death

All caught on video. Because smart black people know that catching it on video is the only way anybody is ever going to believe anything (if you’re black). If a cop gets shot, the whole county is supposed to have a parade and be all sad. If a black person gets shot — well, they were probably on drugs or in a gang, right? [sarcasm]

LINK URL: http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-bronx-deadly-shooting-surveillance-video-story,0,906623.story?track=rss

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