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Cress Welsing: The Definition of Racism White Supremacy

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Racism

Anon: What is Racism/White Supremacy?

Dr. Bobby Wright: The Psychopathic Racial Personality

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)

What is the First Step in Counter Racism?

Genocide: a system of white survival

The Creation of the Negro

The Mysteries of Melanin

'Racism is a behavioral system for survival'

Fear of annihilation drives white racism

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Caucasian

Where are all the Black Jurors? 

The War Against Black Males: Black on Black Violence Caused by White Supremacy/Racism

Brazen Police Officers and the Forfeiture of Freedom

White Domination, Black Criminality

Fear of a Colored Planet Fuels Racism: Global White Population Shrinking, Less than 10%

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

MLK and Imaginary Freedom: Chains, Plantations, Segregation, No Longer Necessary ['Our Condition is Getting Worse']

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

A Goal of the Media is to Make White Dominance and Control Over Everything Seem Natural

"TV is reversing the evolution of the human brain." Propaganda: How You Are Being Mind Controlled And Don't Know It.

Spike Lee's Mike Tyson and Don King

"Zapsters" - Keeping what real? "Non-white People are Actors. The Most Unrealistic People on the Planet"

Black Power in a White Supremacy System

Neely Fuller Jr.: "If you don't understand racism/white supremacy, everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you"

The Image and the Christian Concept of God as a White Man

'In order for this system to work, We have to feel most free and independent when we are most enslaved, in fact we have to take our enslavement as the ultimate sign of freedom'

Why do White Americans need to criminalize significant segments of the African American population?

Who Told You that you were Black or Latino or Hispanic or Asian? White People Did

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"

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Thursday
Jan262017

Black Probot Prosecutor Fails to Charge LA Cops Who Murdered Ezell Ford after Bullshit 13 Second "Investigative Stop"

What are the Rewards of Serving the Racist System? According to the Funktionary, a probot is a propagandizing programmed robot. A Black probot, mechanically efficient but with no awareness, is a probot programmed in service of white domination. Jackie Lacey has a history of hooking up cops who terrorize Blacks & Latinos. In August she put together a no jail felony plea for a white cop who kicked a Black man's head like a football after a bicycle traffic stop. [more] And now this;

From [HERE] and [HERE] Two Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot 25-year-old Ezell Ford, an unarmed mentally chalenged black man, will face no criminal charges over the 2014 killing, the district attorney said on Tuesday, calling their actions “legally justified.” A coalition of religious and community groups announced Wednesday it plans to begin a recall effort targeting Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey [in photo] over her failure not to prosecute. [MORE]

Ford's shooting triggered multiple massive demonstrations. After his death his parents said their son had been diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and that everybody in the neighborhood, as well as police, were aware of this.  A neighbor said the officers who shot Ford had harassed him in the past, including the day before the shooting. [MORE]

In a redacted report, Jackie Lacey said Officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas spotted Ford leaving a “known gang area” on Aug. 11, 2014, and suspected he was trying to dispose of something illegal.

As Wampler tried to apprehend Ford, the two men scuffled and ended up on the ground with Ford reaching for the officer’s gun, according to the report. Villegas then shot Ford twice, the report said, while Wampler pulled out a backup weapon, reached around Ford’s back, and also shot him.

Gang Area? Courts have held that the reputation of an area [such as a gang area] although it may create suspicions about otherwise innocent activities, cannot furnish probable cause when the activities themselves are unexecptional. [MORE] Here, the white DA belives that the movement of Ford's hands should be given great weight - apparently finding his hand movement to be highly suspicious. 

13 Seconds. According to LAPD commander Andy Smith in August 2014, Wampler and Villegas saw Ford walking on the sidewalk at 65th Street and left their vehicle. Wampler said he knew Ford, but did not recognize him at the time. The two officers confronted Ford as part of an "investigative stop" at around 8:20 pm. They told investigators that though they carried a Taser in the patrol car, neither took it out, and Villegas instead drew his gun. Villegas said he did believed Ford may have been armed because he was in "a gang area". Villegas soon put the gun away and repositioned himself as the "cover" officer while Wampler approached Ford. After the release of Ford's autopsy, LAPD chief Charlie Beck said Ford walked away after Wampler and Villegas left their vehicle to speak to him. An earlier press release said Ford looked towards the officers but kept walking and "made suspicious movements, including attempting to conceal his hands". According to Beck, Wampler and Villegas told detectives Ford concealed his hands as they attempted to stop him. According to Beck's account the officers then followed Ford to a driveway where he crouched between a car and some bushes. Wampler and Villegas said they believed Ford was trying to dispose of drugs that were in his possession, which Wampler felt was sufficient evidence to arrest him. No drugs were found in the vicinity, however. 

Smith said as they were walking towards him Ford "whirled around and basically attacked the lead officer." Wampler told investigators he had approached Ford from behind and pulled back his shoulder with the intention of handcuffing him. The officers and an LAPD spokesman said in August 2014 that Ford had "tackled" one of the officers and that a struggle ensued after Ford tried to remove the officer's handgun from its holster. Smith said Ford "grabbed the officer around the waist, threw him to the ground and was laying on top of the officer" when he was shot. In Beck's account, Wampler and Villegas told detectives that Ford had been on top of one of the officers and reaching for the officer's gun when they both opened fire. Wampler told investigators he had been tackled by Ford and had landed on top of Ford, but Ford rolled over immediately and took the top position. Villegas responded by pushing his knee into Ford's back and attempting to handcuff him. Wampler said he then felt Ford grasping at his holstered pistol. Villegas said he feared for his life and that of his partner and shot Ford in the arm, then at Wampler's urging fired a second round into Ford's side. Wampler said Ford continued to resist, causing him to retrieve his backup gun and used it to reach around Ford and shoot him in the back. Smith said Ford had been on the ground when he was shot, and said "This was an extremely rapidly unfolding event. Basically the fight was on." 

After the shooting, Wampler handcuffed Ford. Wampler told investigators a crowd appeared, including one man who appeared angry but left after Wampler pointed his gun at him. Thirteen seconds elapsed From the time that Wampler and Villegas left their vehicle to the first shot. LAPD lieutenant Ellis Imaizumi said the officers sustained minor abrasions that did not require hospitalization. An LAPD news release said neither had been injured. Smith said Ford had been unarmed. 

According to Mr. Ford's $75 million lawsuit filed [[PDFin March 2015, Wampler and Villegas intentionally and/or negligently fatally shot unarmed decedent Ford multiple times with their firearms" after he had complied with their order to lie on the ground.

Two witnesses disputed the officers' claim that Ford had concealed his hands, and said that he had raised his hands as the officers left their vehicle. They also said that Ford did not tackle an officer, and was instead tackled to the ground by one of the officers. Tritobia Ford said her son was lying on the ground and complying with officers' orders when he was shot. Other family members supported her account, including a man who identified himself as Ford's cousin and said:

They laid him out and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that — that this child has mental problems. The excessive force ... there was no purpose for it. The multiple shootings in the back while he's laying down? No. Then when the mom comes, they don't try to console her ... they pull the billy clubs out.

Harrison, who said he saw the shooting from a second-story window, said Ford had put his hands in the air when he was tackled to the ground and shot three times. Harrison said that while on the ground Ford "was struggling like he didn't want anyone on top of him, didn't want anyone holding him down". Two women who were in the home adjacent to the driveway said Ford had not been on top of one of the officers, and had instead been face-down with the officer on top of him. Dorene Henderson, a friend of the Ford family, said she heard someone yell "Get down, get down." She said she heard a pop and neighbors telling officers "He's got mental problems." Hill said "I was sitting across the street when it happened ... The cops jumped out of the car and rushed him over here into this corner. They had him in the corner and were beating him, busted him up, for what reason I don't know he didn't do nothing." Hill said he heard an officer say "Shoot him", followed by three gunshots, while Ford was on the ground. Ina Smalls, who lives across the street from Ford, said she ran outside after hearing gunshots and saw Ford "on the ground, shot dead, handcuffed on his stomach". Smalls said she did not believe that Ford had tried to take the officer's gun. Fred Sayre, Ford's parents' attorney, said none of the witnesses he had spoken to could decisively say whether Ford grabbed for the officer's gun. [MORE]

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Thursday
Jan262017

Race Soldier Minnesota Cop Charged with Manslaughter: Stopped Philando Castile "b/c of the wide set nose” & then Shot Him to Death

From [HERE] A Minnesota race soldier police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the killing of a black man whose death was live streamed by his distraught girlfriend.

Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile, 32, during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St Pauls, in July. The dead man’s final words were: “I wasn’t reaching for it.” The stop took place on Larpenteur Avenue at Fry Street, just outside the Minnesota state fairgrounds, at about 9:05 p.m. Riding in a 1997 white Oldsmobile with Castile were his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her four-year-old daughter. Castile was the driver, Reynolds was the front-seat passenger, and the child was in the back seat.  "According to investigators, Yanez approached the car from the driver's side, while Kauser approached it from the passenger side." 

At some point in the next 103 seconds—which are not covered by the audio—Yanez fatally shot Castile.

The events that occurred immediately following the shooting were streamed live in a 10-minute video by Reynolds via Facebook. The recording appears to begin seconds after Castile was shot, just after 9:00 p.m. CDT. The video depicts Castile slumped over, moaning and moving slightly, with a bloodied left arm and side. In the video, Reynolds is speaking with Yanez and explaining what happened. Reynolds stated on the video that Yanez "asked him for license and registration. He told him that it was in his wallet, but he had a pistol on him because he's licensed to carry." Castile did have a license to carry a gun. Reynolds further narrated that the officer said, "Don't move" and as Castile was putting his hands back up, the officer shot him in the arm four or five times. Reynolds told the officer, "You shot four bullets into him, sir. He was just getting his license and registration, sir."  Reynolds also said "Please don't tell me he's dead," while Yanez exclaims: "I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hand open!"

At one point in the video footage, an officer orders Reynolds to get on her knees and the sound of Reynolds being handcuffed can be heard. Reynolds's phone falls onto the ground but continues recording, and an officer periodically yells, "Fuck!" The day following the shooting, Reynolds said that police had "treated me like a criminal ... like it was my fault." By the afternoon following Castile's death, the video had been viewed nearly 2.5 million times on Facebook.  Reynolds, who was detained with Castile during the shooting around 9:00 p.m. CDT, was taken into custody and questioned at a police station then released the following morning around 5:00 a.m. 

According to police and emergency audio of the aftermath obtained by the Star Tribune, at 9:06 p.m., Kauser called in the shooting, reporting: "Shots fired. Larpenteur and Fry." The dispatcher states, "Copy. You just heard it?" Yanez exclaims, "Code three!" Many officers then rush to the scene. One officer reports, "One adult female being taken into custody. Driver at gunpoint. Juvenile female, child, is with [another officer]. We need a couple other squads to block off intersections." Another officer called in, "All officers are good. One suspect that needs medics."

Reynolds said that officers had failed to check Castile for a pulse or to render first aid, and instead comforted the crying officer who fired the shots. Reynolds stated that Castile received no medical attention until paramedics arrived more than ten minutes after the shooting.[18][30] A resident living across the street from the site of the shooting took a brief video showing an unidentified officer administering first aid on Castile before the arrival of paramedics.[31]

Mr Yanez was not arrested, but he was given a summons to appear in court Friday. He faces up to 10 years in prison on the manslaughter charge if convicted.

Ramsey County prosecutor John Choi said he had decided that the use of deadly force was not justified.

“I know my decision will be difficult for some in our community to accept' on pending decision on whether officer Jeronimo Yanez was justified in using deadly force against Philando Castile,” he said.

The aftermath of the July 6 shooting was streamed live on Facebook by Mr Castile’s girlfriend, who was with him in the car along with her young daughter. 

The woman said Mr Castile was shot several times while reaching for his ID after telling Mr Yanez he had a gun permit and was armed, the Associated Press said.

Mr Yanez’s lawyer, Tom Kelly, has said the officer, who is Latino, was reacting to the presence of a gun, and that one reason he pulled over Mr Castile was because he thought he looked like a possible match for an armed robbery suspect. 

But family members have claimed that Mr Castile, an elementary school cafeteria worker, was racially profiled. 

On police scanner audio, obtained by local NBC affiliate KARE, an officer can be heard racially profiling Philando Castile and his fiancé moments before they were pulled over by St. Anthony police in Minnesota.

“I’m going to stop a car,” the officer says on the recording. “I’m going to check IDs.  I have reason to pull it over.”

“The two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery,” the officer says. “The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just ‘cause of the wide set nose,” the officer continues. [MORE]

Mr Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, said she welcomed the prosecutor's charges and understood why a more severe charge might be too difficult to convict the officer on. 

“We have got to this point, and it is necessary for everyone to understand we want peace. We don't want protests to get outrageous,” she said. “I'm just glad we have come to this chapter — it's a beginning to a different chapter.”

Thursday
Jan262017

New Kensington Police Chief [Gangster Public Servant] Was Present & Did Nothing to Stop White Cops From Assaulting Unarmed Black Man  

From [HERE] New cell phone video has surfaced in a case already under investigation in New Kensington.

New Kensington Police Chief James Kline promised the department will be as transparent as possible as they look into whether two officers used excessive force in an arrest.  Some new video appears to show the New Kensington Police Chief witnessing some of the alleged brutality.

The suspect’s attorney Todd Hollis shared the new video with KDKA.  He is calling into question what, if anything, the Chief did or did not do if he was present at the scene.

The new video shows crime suspect Justin Harvey in handcuffs being brought over to the New Kensington Police cruiser in a what appears to be a choke hold.

The video also appears to show Harvey being slammed against the cruiser.  As he is waiting to be placed inside, Harvey’s attorney Todd Hollis claims you can see the New Kensington Police Chief walking toward the officers who are handling his client.

“If you’re there and you saw it, you know what happened.  You have a duty, an obligation to report it,” said Hollis.

 

The video shows the officers assault Harvey while the chief is standing nearby.

“That’s tacit admission. Or if it’s not tacit admissions, those are rogue police officers who obviously aren’t concerned about being censored by their chief.  Either way, it’s a problem,” said Hollis.

When KDKA spoke with Police Chief James Kline after the first video surfaced he called it “disturbing” and said it did not show the entire confrontation.  Chief Kline also promised the investigation into one of his officers and another from Arnold would be as transparent as possible.

“This is not just simply about Mr. Harvey. It’s also about the other citizens that are in contact with police officers who believe that they don’t have to respect ones civil rights. They do,” said Hollis.

Harvey, who is 40 years old, is accused of receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding police, trying to disarm an officer, carrying a firearm without a license, resisting arrest and other charges.

“If Mr. Harvey committed a crime, then Mr. Harvey is going to face a jury or a judge and they’ll make the appropriate adjudication.  It doesn’t happen in the streets of New Kensington,” said Hollis.

KDKA left a message requesting an interview with the Chief about this and have not heard back.

The District Attorney is not issuing any comment at this time, as the case is still under investigation.

Thursday
Jan262017

White Kansas City Cop Named in Excessive Force Lawsuit After Terrorizing "the motherfucker" [a handcuffed Latino Man] 

Starts at 5:30. From [HERE]  A white Kansas City police officer Jacob Harris has been named in two different lawsuits alleging excessive force from 2009 and 2014. He resigned on Jan. 19.

Manuel Palacio filed a civil suit against Officer Shannon Hansen, Officer Jacob Harris, and Sergeant Todd Hall in December 2015 stemming from excessive force police used while arresting him in 2014.

Palacio’s attorney Tom Porto said the officers who took Palacio into custody need to be held accountable for what they did when they arrested him. Last October, white cops in Kansas City arrested Palacio and in the process terrorized, threatened and assaulted him. The incident was captured on dash-cam video.

In the footage, KCPD officers Shannon Hansen and Jacob Harris pull up onto an Independence Avenue sidewalk and lightly struck Palacio with the front bumper of their squad car. (The cops claimed Palacio matched the description of a suspect in a nearby armed robbery. However, they did not explain how he matched the description. In the video he is walking with a black hoodie over his head.) The white officers jump out of the cruiser and scream at Palacio to get on the ground. He immediately complies, raising his hands in the air as he crouches onto the concrete. Hansen then punches Palacio repeatedly in the rib cage while Palacio is being cuffed. (In the video above, this starts at the 5:30 mark.)

The cops begin immediately searching through his pants pockets. Finding that Palacio has the stolen credit card, Hansen points to the man whom the credit card allegedly belongs to (who is by then present at the scene) and says, to Palacio, “You’re not only gonna get an ass-whuppin’ from us — you’re gonna get an ass-whuppin’ from him.” Hansen then says: “I’m giving him your address and your mom’s fuckin’ address and everybody’s address that you know, and I hope his family comes over and takes a fuckin’ ball bat to your head, motherfucker.” 

Harris later chimes in: “You don’t say another fuckin’ word. You sit there and you don’t open your mouth. You understand? Otherwise, you’re going to the hospital.” 

At no point during the arrest does Palacio resist.  Palacio subsequently filed a lawsuit against the KCPD, alleging that the officers had used excessive force. Last month, the department settled the case for $300,000. 

The video also showed the officers appearing to mock Palacio and yell at him.

Sgt. Hall is also no longer with the department.

Another officer, Shannon Hansen, resigned in 2015 after taking a plea deal on criminal charges from the same incidents.

Hansen served 30 days in jail, agreed to perform 100 hours of community service, complete an anger-management class, and was barred from being employed in law enforcement.

Tuesday
Jan242017

One Year Later White Salt Lake County DA Releases Video of White Cops Attempted Murder of Abdi Mohamed

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Tuesday
Jan242017

The 4th Amendment Right to be Secure & Other Lies Told to Black Folks: Racist Suspect Texas Cops Troll Ricky Williams

'I Understand Mr. Racist Cop. Bye Now.' Once upon a time in open court, a white judge got angry  & shuddered when a Black lawyer said, 'judge, a temporary protection order is really just a piece of paper. When they are coming through the door what will it do? Nothing.' And so it is also with Blacks and Latinos and their so called 4th Amendment right to be free from unreasonable seizures and searches and right “to be secure" or to move freely without apprehension of oppression as they come and go.  Black & Latino men especially face an omnipresent threat of being stopped by law enforcement without legal cause anytime, anyplace. This system of white supremacy/racism is predicated upon black people's belief in many, many lies. The 4th Amendment is one of them. And the 1st Amendment is another. The Supreme Court has said "an individual's decision to remain in a public place of his choice is as much a part of his liberty as the freedom of movement inside frontiers that is a part of our heritage, or the right to move to whatsoever place one's own inclination may direct." Blah, Blah just words on paper w/no meaningful application to Blacks & Latinos.

To a racist there is no innocent Black or Latino male, just non-white male criminals who have not yet been detected, apprehended or convicted. [MORE] As such, the scene above plays out over & over, everyday with racist suspects and their hyper alert scrutiny of people with melanin (the 911 caller who called the cops on Ricky probably was also white). But don't believe BW, see for yourself. Go drive around for an hour you will see this shit playing out somewhere on the street.  

Ricky Williams appears to know the drill. A Heisman trophy winner, 12-year veteran of the NFL and veteran of illegal police stops he was walking down the street in Tyler, Texas, when racist suspect police seized, interrogated and searched him in the parking lot of his hotel, citing a call about a suspicious person. Williams was visiting Tyler for a banquet, according to local station KLTV. [MORE]

The video from mid-day Jan. 11 shows cops ordering him to stop walking and stand in front of their police cruiser. He was not free to go.

In order for the police to stop you the Supreme Court has ruled that police must have reasonable articulable suspicion that there is criminal activity afoot and that you are involved in the activity. Police may not act on on the basis of an inchoate or unclear and unparticularized suspicion or a hunch - there must be some specific articulable facts along with reasonable inferences from those facts to justify the intrusion. Here, the cops seem to have had only a vague description of a suspicious, black male. That is the cops had no other corroborating details, such the suspect's height, weight, build, complexion, hair style/length, facial hair, age or what color jacket, shirt, pants or whether the suspect had a hat on, a hoodie etc. He was black and that was good enough to these white public servants.   

The cops say, "where you coming from man?"

Williams - "Just going for a walk"

cop: "Going for a walk?" "You been back here lately?"

Williams: No. Just staying in this hotel.

cop: "Do you have any weapons on ya?"

Williams: No

In general the Supreme Court has said that during a stop an officer may only ask questions concerning the purpose of the stop and ask questions related to the investigation of the stop. But even when unrelated questions are allowed it is unconstitutional for the cop to ask questions which would allow the detainee to give an incriminating answer or answer which would lead directly to a search. Which is exactly what the white cop does here. The cops were not looking for someone with a gun or weapon. According to them they were looking for a thief and that was why they stopped to investigate. 4th Amendment be damned, weapons "yes" or "no" the cops are ready to search. 

The cops then order him to turn around and place his hands behind his back. The cop searches all his pockets in his jacket, pants and the outside of his pants leg, chest and groin area. Another cop standing in front of him, starts with "where are you from?" Then two other white cops show up and he is surrounded by the white cops. The cops take his wallet, hotel key and phone. 

In order to frisk you the Supreme Court has ruled that the police must have independent reasonable articulable suspicion that the person is armed and dangerous before they may touch you or put their hands on you (a cursory patdown for weapons). Police may not act on on the basis of an inchoate or unclear and unparticularized suspicion or a hunch - there must be some specific, actual & articulable facts along with reasonable inferences from those facts to justify the intrusion. That is, cops must have some reason that they can articulate by pointing to specific facts that led them to believe the detainee was armed; like they saw a bulge, nervous movement or attempt to conceal etc. None of that shit is present here. The cops are undercover really searching for implements of crime (tools used to steal) and contraband in his pockets, not a weapon, which is unconstitutional under these circumstances - at least with regard to white people who are stopped. 

Williams calmly explains where he was walking, while police repeatedly ask him if he jumped a fence in someone's yard. Another cop takes his identification and apparently is running a check on him in the cruiser. 

Again the cops are unconstitutionally asking him incriminating questions. But how long can cops detain you? The Supreme Court has said "an investigative detention must be temporary and last no longer than necessary to effectuate the purpose of the stop" and also that the investigative methods used should be the least restrictive means reasonably available to verify or dispel the officer's suspicion in a short period of time." The length of the stop must be reasonable under the circumstances. Here, the entire stop is unlawful because it is not supported by probable cause or reasonable articulalble suspicion. So one second with the white cops here was too fucking long. But what to do? 

The cop then says "here's the thing I know more than you think I know. I know that you were in someone's backyard over there." The other white cops start smiling and moving around.

The 5th Amendment is not just for guilty people- it is for everyone. Here, the cop is inviting Williams to incriminate himself in some way. Most times you will have no idea why cops ask whatever they ask. What may seem like a routine or basic question could be a loaded trick question. But here the cop did not actually ask a question - so why bother to respond to a cop's statements? Appellate courts allow police officers to use many forms of deception that are likely to induce even an innocent suspect to confess or make incriminating statements, including outright lies by the police that (1) exaggerate the strength of their case, or (2) minimize the seriousness of the defendant’s situation, or (3) mislead the suspect into believing that his co- operation will lead to immunity or leniency or exoneration. [MORE] Although he does not have to answer the question this is really just official coercion; he is not free to go, surrounded by armed cops and they have taken his keys and ID from him so he feels compelled to comply with their ongoing probe. But, if deputy dog really had enough information to arrest he would have already done so. He is really just asking Williams to give him evidence. 

The cop - "somebody said you were in their backyard, blah blah blah." Williams says "someone saw a black person and got suspicious?' "Why would I be in someone's backyard?" asks Williams.

The cop says "You tell me." And so on. Nearly five minutes into the clip released by police, Williams starts to become upset and an off-camera officer says he's acting "defensive."

And that seems to be the point of the stop, search and interrogation; to provoke Williams into some shit - bring the nigger out. Like falling out of a tree, there can be no set plans to deal with a maniac cop except to maintain awareness. Anything else, such as acting like a robot or trying to recall some magic legal phrase could get you killed. Look at those boys - they look like they came to make a U-tube police video with a black man. The 4th Amendment is just a piece of a paper on the street - it is enforceable only in courtrooms mostly by white judges if they are so inclined & only sometimes or randomly for Black folks. Justice is the opposite of white supremacy. 

Williams responds that being stopped by police for no reason is something that happens all the time.  He says "do you know how many times I've been stopped by the cops for being black?" Williams says in the video.  The defensive officers responded that race has nothing to do with this situation, but Williams implies the racial issue is about more than this one situation.  "I'm just saying you haven't lived my life," Williams says. "You don't know what I've been through." Williams seems to have become aware that he was getting upset and settles in. 

Then the cops ask for his social security number.

Since Williams did not 'Kirk out' this is a last ditch attempt to arrest Williams. Although the cop has no reason to believe that an unrelated arrest warrant exists or that Williams has engaged in any other criminal activity Courts have upheld this police state tactic so long as the records check does not significantly extended the period of detention. The stop finally concludes when Williams does not take their bait and the bored cops go about their business of looking for someone else to fuck with. 

A statement from the Tyler police to KLTV said Williams was not arrested.

"Around 4 p.m. officers located a subject matching the description provided by the caller just north of the Courtyard Marriott. Officers conducted a short investigation in reference to the suspicious person call. During the course of the interview, officers identified the individual as Ricky Williams. After obtaining all of the necessary information officers completed the contact with Mr. Williams. 

No further action was taken by officers." Thanks master. No action will be taken against the officers.  

Tuesday
Jan242017

Video Contradicts SFPD Lies: Provocative Cops Escalate & Excite Themselves Before Shooting Black Man in Groin

Cops Lie All Day, Everyday. From [HERE] amd [HERE] The day after San Francisco police Officer Kenneth Cha shot a mentally ill Blcak man on his doorstep in the Oceanview neighborhood, the officer sat down with investigators and made a brief video recorded statement as is required by a recently completed department order

Cha shot Sean Moore on Jan. 6 after responding to a home at 515 Capitol Ave. at 4:15 a.m. with his partner, Officer Colin Patino, regarding a restraining order. Moore had allegedly been banging on the inner wall of his home and his neighbor called the police. 

In his police statement, Cha described Moore as “irate” and “aggressive,” and said he charged the pair of officers several times and they responded with pepper spray and a baton. Cha sprayed Moore and his partner on the narrow steps leading to Moore’s home before shooting Moore, who was only recently released from a hospital. “I shot the suspect two times with my firearm … in order to defend myself and my partner from serious bodily harm,” said Cha at the end of his statement.

Acting SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin defended his officers' behavior, saying that (per the Ex) "Moore allegedly grabbed the restraining order paperwork from one of the officer’s hands. The officer’s partner deployed pepper spray. In response, Moore kicked an officer in the face, resulting in cuts and bruises...The police retreated down the stairs, at which point Moore came through the gate."

"Officers moved to arrest him, and one officer hit him with a baton,” Commender Greg McEachern of SFPD's Investigations Bureau says. “Moore punched the officer in face, and advanced on the second officer, who fired his weapon as he was retreating down the steps.”

But body camera video released last Wednesday by the Public Defenders office appears to tell a different story. Public Defender Jeff Adachi released the footage from one of the officers’ body-worn cameras in a bid to have charges dropped against Moore. Police had declined to release the video — the first to capture a shooting since San Francisco gave officers the Taser Axon cameras last year — saying it might taint the investigation. 

The San Francisco bodycam video depicts an eight-minute encounter in the early morning of Jan. 6, which began when two officers responded to reports of a restraining-order violation.

The video shows an irate and verbally combative Moore. He is at the top of the stairs leading to his front door. He immediately responds to the officers in an aggressive verbal manner, cursing them, calling them names and telling them to get off his steps. He is not nice to the cops as he stands behind a locked, security gate.

But claims by police that Moore charged the pair of officers are not accurate. In fact, it appears that Cha was moving toward Moore when he fired two shots at a retreating Moore.

In the video it is clear that Moore is mentally ill or impaired. Instead of attempting to de-escalate the situation the cops are sarcastic with Moore and appear to be trying to provoke him. The cops laugh and are jokey and condescending. Early on they also probe to provoke him, "did you spit on me?" "are you threatening me?"  But, the situation escalates as the provocative cops appear to be offended or in their feelings by Moore's loud, offensive response to their presence at his home. Although the cops are especially trained to resist provaction by verbal abuse that might provoke or offend the ordinary person, the thin skinned cops, lose patience with Moore.   

Moore eventually opens his gate and continues talking trash to cops. He has a phone in his left hand. With his right hand up waiving no he says "get off my stairs." The cops move foward to grab him as Moore retreats. One of the cops pepper sprays Moore. Moore then attempts a kick in the direction of officer Patino - which does not appear to land. Moore quickly turns to get back inside the gate and does.  The frightened police quickly move back down the steps and in the process they appear to drop papers they came to serve Moore with. It is not clear but apparently Moore reaches down to the ground and picks up the papers the scared cop dropped. [Cops claim he snatched the papers from him] Moore then quickly retreats once again back into the gate with the paper.

While the cops are at the bottom of the steps officer Patino says "aw fuck" in pain. It is not clear but it seems Officer Cha pepper sprayed Officer Patino in the face by accident? Moore did not any have pepper spray so.... now the cops are really in their feelings - and they need their papers back! 

Already pepper sprayed, it appears that the clearly troubled Moore — who is obviously agitated, and, make no mistake, is verbally abusive and uncooperative with police — retreated into his home with the paperwork. The officers then repeatedly scream at Moore to come back outside, saying they need their papers back and yelling threats, taunts and profanity at Moore, who has been diagnosed as bi-polar and schizophrenic, Public Defender Brian Pearlman says.

"Fuck you!" you hear an officer say to an already pepper-sprayed Moore in the footage. The cop says, "What's up, motherfucker? Come here! Come here!"

Moore throws the papers to the officers through the gate. Then Moore changes his mind and as he steps back out to retrieve them, is charged by the police, who chase him up the stairs as they fire shots.

“We feel that the video clearly demonstrates that the police version put forward was incorrect,” Adachi said at a press conference Wednesday. “This is a situation where Mr. Moore did not have to be shot. If the officers had used de-escalation techniques, they could have gone home.”

Adachi said the video shows the officers escalating the situation by aggressively dealing with an already agitated man.

“If you look at basic de-escalation 101, you talk to the person, you try and get the person in a place where they are calmer, and if the person is making reasonable requests — in this case for the officers to step off his stairs — they could have done that without endangering themselves or Mr. Moore,” Adachi said. “There’s obviously a big gap between what the officers are being told at the academy and what is being done at the street.”

Moore was struck in the stomach and groin by bullets. He was charged by city prosecutors with assaulting a peace officer, making criminal threats, resisting arrest and other charges. He is being held on $2 million bail.

Though requests for the video footage's release have been made to the SFPD by multiple news organizations, all those requests were denied. The PD's office, however, was able to gain access to the footage as they will be defending Moore, who was arraigned and pleaded not guilty last Friday to charges including criminal threats, threats against an officer, assault and battery on an officer and resisting arrest.

Sunday
Jan222017

Grinning White NYPD Cop Sorry for [getting caught] Shooting Ramarley Graham to Death in front of his family after bogus "hot pursuit" search

Killers Also Tell Lies. From [HERE] A New York police officer facing dismissal for his actions in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in the Bronx expressed remorse at his disciplinary trial on Friday, but said his actions were justified. The hearing is an administrative proceeding. The City of New York has already paid $3.9 million to the family of Ramarley Graham, a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012. Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against any of the many white cops involved as they alternatively sought grand jury review, which declined to indict the lone officer presented to it [the original indictment was dismissed by the court due to improper instructions to jurors by prosecutors. [MORE] In photo above, on 6/14/12 racist suspect NYPD cheered for their brother at his arraignment

The officer, Richard Haste, took the witness stand on the fourth day of his administrative trial where he is accused of poor tactical judgment in the shooting of Ramarley Graham, 18, who was unarmed. Officer Haste, 35, has been on the force since 2008.

A narcotics team had a neighborhood convenience store under surveillance. Apparently, the NYPD was monitoring all the customers as they came and went to make purchases of grocery items. When Graham exited the shop with friends, white investigators reported over their radios that they thought they saw a gun in the waistband of his pants. The officers alleged that they witnessed Graham adjusting and tugging at his waistband, which they said led them to believe he was carrying a gun. The officers then began to follow Graham as he left the bodega and went into an apartment building, reporting over their radio that they saw the "butt of a gun" on the teen. They were wrong, there was no gun [a racist mind might see things that aren't there or just make things up]The cops who allegedly saw a gun in Graham's waistband did not provide any information such as size, color or make or model of the whatever gun they believed they saw.  

The officers claimed that they approached Graham when he left the building, identifying themselves as police officers and telling him not to move. Then, the officers stated in their official report, Graham started to run from them toward his home, a claim that was later retracted by police after surveillance footage showed Graham walking, not running [see video above]. It is unclear whether Graham was aware that the officers were pursuing him when he reached his home b/c he is dead now - but he is not acting like he is in flight from a hot police pursuit when he enters his home in the video. 

On the stand, Haste recounted how he got out of his police van during a drug probe in Graham’s neighborhood and followed the teenager into his apartment. He went around and got in through a neighbor’s home, then unlocked the front door for other members of his team. They walked up the stairs tensely, watching for suspects and looking for cover. He said he saw Graham sidestep into a bathroom, and he leaned inside to face him.

On direct testimony questions from his lawyer, Stuart London, Officer Haste said that when he encountered Mr. Graham in his bathroom, he felt he had no choice but to shoot because Mr. Graham did not obey commands to show his hands and reached deeper into his pants. Inside, Mr. Graham appeared at the end of a narrow hallway. When Officer Haste directed him to stop and show his hands, Mr. Graham cursed and slipped into the bathroom, the officer said.

Officer Haste followed him. He testified that he commanded Mr. Graham to show his hands, but the teenager reached deeper into his pants, prompting the officer to fire one shot, which struck Mr. Graham in the chest.

“If he didn’t have a gun, why did he aggress toward us in that manner?” Officer Haste said. “It didn’t make sense to me.”

[Fantasy Manipulating Reality. This is a convenient narrative retold by police whenever no other eyewitness or camera is present - while it is hard to contradict it is just as difficult to independently corroborate. Many racist cops are sophisticated, masterful liars who are taught how to testify and create persuasive, detailed police reports. Mixing actual facts with nonsense sounds & looks real in court. White prosecutors and the white media are also eager and programmed to believe anything foul that cops say about Blacks. In a case involving a "missing" weapon and no video, like this one, the evidence would simply consist of a credibility contest between sworn white police officers and Graham's family members (a Black grandmother and a black child). Prediction: most likely a white judge will believe that a gun existed as claimed by NYPD at the bodega but that it was discarded by Graham- though not a single detail about the gun would be provided & no facts about him discarding it exist. In fact, go read the NY Times or other white media accounts of this incident in past week; white reporters have written their stories as if there was some actual evidence that a gun existed. Why would a cop make it up? Because they will believe it.]

“The absolute last thing that I ever wanted to do on this job was to pull the trigger on anything other than a paper target at the shooting range,” Mr. Haste said.

“He’s in front of me,” he said. “And I want to take him into custody. I want to put an end to this,” he said. Haste yelled, “Show me your hands!” but Graham instead reached deeper into his pants and yelled obscenities, Haste testified.

Haste told NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly that he yelled "Gun, Gun" prior to shooting him [see video above]. The terribly frightened white cop never saw a gun because none existed. 

After he pulled the trigger, he saw Graham’s grandmother and little brother screaming in the hallway, and a tan boot pointed up out of the bathroom door. He was ordered outside by other officers.

No gun was found, but a bag of marijuana was floating in the toilet.

Haste said he had been in similar situations more than 10 times before but had never pulled the trigger. As his testimony ended, Mr. Haste said, “I know that what I did was justified in that I protected my life and my team, based on the information we had at hand.” Referring to Mr. Graham’s death, he said, “I’m not pleased with the result.”

Sgt. Scott Morris, and Officer Haste’s partner, John Mcloughlin, also face disciplinary charges stemming from the incident. 

Department prosecutors, Beth Douglas and Nancy Slater, argued that the pursuit ended once Mr. Graham entered the building where he lived at 749 East 229th Street in the Wakefield neighborhood and the door locked behind him. Three minutes passed before Officer Haste gained entry, when a tenant let him in through a back door. As such the pursuit was no longer "hot." Sergeant Morris followed.

The next moments were riddled with bad decisions, the police prosecutors and expert witnesses said. Neither officer interviewed the tenant or searched the building. Officer Haste said he asked the tenant if a teenager lived upstairs, and the man pointed up with his index finger and nodded.

The officers, who were in plain clothes but were wearing police jackets and shields, went out of the tenant’s front door to the vestibule, where Officer Haste let in Officer Chris Crocitto, the sergeant’s driver, and Officer Mcloughlin, according to testimony.

The officers left the outside of the building unattended, prosecutors said, putting themselves at risk of a potential ambush or allowing the suspect to escape.

They went to the second floor, where Officer Haste and Officer Mcloughlin stood on opposite sides of the apartment door with their guns drawn. Sergeant Morris stood near the top of the stairwell, with Officer Crocitto behind him. Officer Mcloughlin knocked and demanded that someone open the door.

It was at the apartment door that police officials called as expert witnesses said the officers should have stopped treating the incident as a “hot pursuit,” given that Mr. Graham was behind a locked apartment door. Absent any indicators of an emergency, such as gunshots or cries for help, their responsibility was to retreat, seek cover and call for backup, the prosecutors said.

[In other words based on what information the officers actually knew at that time, 1) there was a gun described without any particulars or detailed description 2) the suspect did not run from police into the building- as video shows him slowing walking into the apartment building (so there is no consciousness of guilt - guilty people might run), 3) he gained entry with a key 4) no ongoing crime had been reported or witnessed by cops; no judge would have issued an arrest or search warrant because there was no probable cause to stop or arrest.] 

Instead, Officer Mcloughlin kicked in the door, then followed Officer Haste inside. On Wednesday, Officer Mcloughlin testified that he had breached the door because he feared a bullet could penetrate the door.

The shooting resulted from what Police Department legal advocates, who act as prosecutors in disciplinary matters, said was a series of errors by Officer Haste and his unit. At the heart of the trial is whether the officers were justified in kicking in the door of Mr. Graham’s apartment and entering.

Mr. Haste’s defense lawyers have argued that the officers acted reasonably and within department guidelines because they believed they were “in hot pursuit” of a suspect who was armed and dangerous. Such a belief must be supported with actual facts [not just racist perceptions or imaginings]. 

After the incident, Assistant district attorney Donald Levin described a scene in which Graham stared down the barrel of Haste's gun with no means to escape.

"Once this officer gained entry", Levin said, "he stood face to face with Ramarley Graham.

"Ramarley Graham was in the bathroom with absolutely nowhere to go," Levin said. "Officer Haste consciously and deliberately pulled the trigger."

He added that the case is "not about what he was told out on the street by his fellow officers", Levin said, challenging claims that Graham's death was the unfortunate consequence of bad information. [MORE]

At a news conference during a break, Mr. Graham’s mother, Constance Malcolm, accused Officer Haste of lying under oath, and said he was remorseless.

“I can’t see how this man can’t be fired, or why he should not be fired,” Ms. Malcolm said. “Richard Haste cannot be on the force and we have to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

She said, “he doesn’t have any remorse, and he doesn’t look like he had any remorse,” Constance Malcom said. “Every day he comes to court he has that stupid grin on his damn face.”

“When a cop breaks into a home without a warrant, when we are not safe in our home, where are we safe?” Malcolm asked.

She described how she learned her son was dead: overhearing a cop talk about the “homicide” on E. 229th St. while she sat on a bench in the stationhouse waiting for information.

“I just froze,” she said, claiming that she heard officers laughing.

“They thought it was a joke. Just like at the arraignment,” she said, referring to cops who cheered Haste at Wednesday’s court appearance. [MORE]

Loyda Colon, the co-director of the Justice Committee, a criminal justice advocacy group, said Officer Haste had mischaracterized his encounter with Mr. Graham’s grandmother, Patricia Hartley, who complained she was mistreated after the shooting.

“Richard Haste, on the stand, actually stood there and said that he treated her kindly,” Ms. Colon said. “In fact, he actually put a gun in her head, threatened to shoot her too and shoved her.”

 

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Sunday
Jan222017

Did Previous Prosecutor Sabotage Tamir Rice Grand Jury? New Prosecutor Backs NAACP Request for Grand Jury Transcripts

Serving White Supremacy System. Prosecutor Acting Like a Defense Attorney for White Cops who Murder. What is white collective power? [Racist Suspect Timothy McGinty in video. Look at the Black probot in video to his left - a stage prop].

From [HERE] Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley supports plans to ask a judge to release portions of transcripts from the grand jury proceedings that led to no criminal charges against the officers involved in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. 

O'Malley told cleveland.com during an editorial board interview Thursday that he would back a petition by the Cleveland branch of the NAACP for the release of statements his predecessor, Timothy J. McGinty, made in December 2015 just before recommending that a grand jury not charge Timothy Loehmann or Frank Garmback. McGinty is white. 

Advocates and lawyers representing the Rice family beleived that McGinty had a "pro-police bias" and did not want to prosecute the white cops. 

On December 28, McGinty reported that the grand jury had decided not to indict Loehmann or Garmback, saying, "Given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes, and communications by all involved that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police." The announcement prompted Rice's mother to release a statement accusing McGinty of mishandling the investigation, stating in part, "Prosecutor McGinty deliberately sabotaged the case, never advocating for my son, and acting instead like the police officers' defense attorney." [MORE]

Three expert witnesses who testified before the grand jury criticized the prosecutors behavior during the grand jury. Roger Clark, a retired LASD officer with expertise in police shootings, said that prosecutors at the hearing treated him with hostility and "disdain" for concluding that Loehmann and Garmback had acted recklessly; he also described the prosecutors' as using theatrics, like none he'd ever seen in previous grand jury proceedings, which he believed were intended to lead the grand jurors to the conclusion that the prosecutors wanted them to reach. Jeffrey Noble, another retired police officer and expert in use-of-force cases (who had himself used deadly force on the job), said he was attacked by prosecutors for saying that the officers never should have escalated the situation by rushing Rice, adding, "I’ve definitely never seen two prosecutors play defense attorney so well." And Jesse Wobrock, a biomechanics expert hired by the Rice family's lawyers, also described the prosecutors as "acting in a way like they were defense attorneys for the cops," and as having attacked him professionally for his testimony regarding the timing and significance of body movements by Loehmann and Rice, as seen on video footage of the shooting. (A spokesman for McGinty's office said the three experts were only presenting "one side" of the story, but he could not elaborate because prosecutors are bound by grand jury secrecy laws.) [MORE]

The petition, according to the NAACP, would also seek the grand jury's decision, but would not ask for the testimony of any witnesses.

"We have not taken it to a judge yet, but it's in the firing," O'Malley said.

The move could offer a rare glimpse into the secretive proceedings of grand juries in what is one of Cuyahoga County's most high-profile and controversial cases. It would also mark a reversal of McGinty's stance on the transcripts.

The NAACP's motion would go before Judge Nancy R. McDonnell, the judge assigned to oversee the grand jury that handled the case. O'Malley said that he would likely file a brief in support of the NAACP's request in the coming weeks. Cleveland NAACP co-president Michael Nelson said in a phone interview that the organization could file its petition as early as Friday. 

Nelson said he is not looking for what either of the officers or any of six independent experts that were hired by prosecutors and attorneys for the boy's family told the grand jury.

Instead, Nelson wants to know exactly what McGinty or his lawyers told the grand jury at the end of the presentation of the evidence, and what the grand jury decided. The organization voted in January 2016 to petition for the transcripts, but Nelson said it was never filed. 

The release of the transcripts would put to bed lingering suspicious on whether McGinty actually asked the grand jury to take a vote, Nelson said.

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Saturday
Jan212017

Lawsuit Alleges White Las Vegas Cop Shot Latino Man to Death in Front of His Kids, Joked About It & Failed to Get Medical Assistance

From [HERE] The Metropolitan Police Department has been sued by the family of a man who was killed by an officer in 2015, marking the third time in the last six months the agency has been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit.

In a stinging civil complaint, the widow and son of 45-year-old Roberto Sanchez accuse police of shooting their loved one and then joking about food while he bled out on his living room floor, in front of his 11-year-old son. 

The wrongful death lawsuit follows a decision last year by the Clark County district attorney’s office not to bring criminal charges against officer Solon McGill, who fired the fatal shots. It offers a version of events that contradicts the version previously made public by prosecutors in their review of the incident.

Plaintiffs Sofia Veladores and Rogelio Sanchez allege that on Dec. 14, 2015, at around 9 p.m., Roberto Sanchez came to the front door of his house holding a pistol because his sons awoke to a commotion outside on their front lawn. According to the complaint, the sons were unaware that police were there to detain their older brother and his girlfriend, “because the police did not have their lights on and did not announce their presence.”

“Their father, Roberto Sanchez, came to the door, with a handgun by his side, asking what was going on,” the complaint states. “Robert Sanchez had a pistol in his right hand, aimed at the ground, when he opened the front door to investigate what was going on.”

The plaintiffs allege that after Sanchez opened the door, McGill, who was there investigating a robbery, “without having identified himself as an officer, and without providing Roberto Sanchez with commands or warnings, shot at Roberto Sanchez within seconds of sighting him.”

According to the complaint, McGill continued firing after Sanchez went inside the house, and Sanchez was struck in the back by a shot that pierced through the closed front door.

“Robert Sanchez remained in the home bleeding out for approximately 15 minutes before receiving any medical attention,” the complaint states, adding that Sanchez’s 11-year-old son “watched on as officers joked about food, while his father was dying inside the Sanchez home.”

The lawsuit names the Police Department and officer McGill as defendants. The plaintiffs are seeking at least $30,000 in damages.

In a public presentation last fall, the district attorney’s office disclosed that a body camera malfunctioned and failed to capture the shooting.

The public presentation is a recently-established process. It is termed a “fact-finding review” but has no investigatory purpose, as the hearings are scheduled only after prosecutors have decided not to bring charges in police fatality cases. Rather, it is designed as a transparency tool to shed light on the evidence that led prosecutors to their decision.

According to police testimony at the hearing in Sanchez’s case, Sanchez came to the door of his house and threatened police, who were apprehending his son and two other armed robbery suspects.

Police say officers were uniformed, and there was a marked patrol car out front. They say they ordered Sanchez to drop his gun multiple times, but he did not, and instead raised his weapon. McGill, 36, responded by firing six shots, testimony at the hearing revealed. 

A spokesman for the Police Department declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing department policy on pending cases. McGill currently works at the Northeastern Command Patrol Division.

The department also faces wrongful death lawsuits from the families of Abel Correa and Keith Childress Jr., who both were killed at the hands of police officers in 2015. Both cases are being litigated in federal court. In both cases, the district attorney’s office previously ruled that the shootings were legally justified.

Saturday
Jan212017

White Hartford Cop who Stomped Handcuffed, Subdued Latino Man Arraigned & Released  

From [HERE] A white Hartford Police Sergeant went before a judge on Friday, accused of kicking a handcuffed and subdued Latino man in the head. Sean Spell entered a not guilty plea during a brief court appearance. 

He is due back before a judge March 8. After the arrainment he was provided a State Police escort, taken out the side door and the car sped away at a high rate of speed.

A video recording showed Spell forcefully drop his foot on a suspect who was laying on the ground after a chase through Hartford and West Hartford. The incident took place in June. Severe facial injuries could be seen on the suspect and a second man arrested at the same time in booking photos30 other Hartford officers were involved in the pursuit and arrests of the men. 

Hartford Police began investigating Spell’s actions, who retired in August. Assault and breach of peace charges were filled last month.

Spell said he used a heel strike on the suspect because the man refused to stop spitting blood at officers.

Spell’s lawyer has said the video did not capture the entire incident.

Friday
Jan202017

Liar White Denver Cops Tasered Unarmed, Niggerized, Homeless Black Man 

"He Charged at Me" [at 8:27]. It also sounds like white cop says "he pushed me" at 6:57. Both statements by this "public servant" are complete bullshit. Niggerized - "unsafe, unprotected, subjected and subjugated to random violence, hated for who you are to the point you become so scared that you defer to the powers that be while willing to consent to your own domination." - Dr. Cornell West quoted in FUNKTIONARY. 

From [HERE] Activists are outraged over a Denver Police body camera video that shows a white officer using a Taser on an unarmed homeless Black man.

"He took an innocent step forward and got tased," said John Holland, the man's attorney.

The incident happened back in June after police were called to the scene on reports of a fight between a white homeless man and a Black homeless man. The cops came to the aid of the white man. 

In the video, the officer fires his Taser less than ten seconds after his first command.  

Holland said he believes it was clearly excessive force, and the officer did not give his client, Gregory Heard, enough time to comply.

"[It was] An uharmed person who wasn't threatening him," said Holland.

Heard is currently in jail on second-degree assault charges for the fight that prompted the police response.

"Most people who run into police are being suspected of something, the question is what did they do while being suspected by police -- this case is about police abuse of power," he said.

Denver7 also showed the video to Grant Whitus, a former Jefferson County SWAT team leader, who is also a racist suspect. 

"The commands were clear, he should have understood him, he's holding a Taser at him," he said.

"Would you have done anything different if you were in this situation?" asked Denver7 reporter Jennifer Kovaleski.

"No, that was actually a perfect use of force," said Whitus.

He called the officer's action "textbook use of force" and pointed to the fact the man didn't listen to two of the officer's commands before using non-lethal force.  

Denver7 has transcribed the encounter between the officer and Heard below: 

Officer: "Hands up"

Heard: "I have nothing man."

Officer: "Okay"

Heard: "I have nothing, Okay. Look, look."

Officer: "Crawl out… Crawl out on your hands and knee, I'll ******* tase you."

Heard: "Don't tase me man."

Officer: "Turn around, stop right there."

Officer: "Stop."

Heard: "No, no, look."

"He stands up and you tell him to stop twice and he keeps coming, he's a threat," explained Whitus.

"At the Denver Justice Project we believe it didn't require use of force at all," said Alex Landau, a co-founder of the Denver Justice Project.

Activists like Landau see the video differently, and like Heard's attorney, are now pushing for action.

"This is just one more example of police running amuck," said Holland.

Holland said they plan to file a federal excessive force lawsuit seeking damages.

Denver Police said they could not comment on the video because the case is an on-going investigation. 

Friday
Jan202017

Alleged Orlando Cop Killer: “They done took my eye. They broke my nose, broke my jaw. They did all this shit saying I resisted”

From [HERE] New video shows the takedown of an accused Orlando cop killer, footage that appears to show two officers kicking murder suspect Markeith Loyd while he’s down on the ground.

Loyd claims police used excessive force. There’s now an internal investigation into the officers' actions.

"Let's not rush to judgment. Let's let the use of force investigation play out. Remember, we're dealing with an extremely violent and dangerous and unpredictable person,” said Orlando Police Chief John Mina.

Police celebrated the success of bringing down Loyd, ending a massive nine-day manhunt for the accused murderer.

At Loyd’s first court appearance Thursday, he claimed police brutality.  “They done took my eye. They broke my nose, broke my jaw. They did all this (expletive) saying I resisted,” Loyd said.

From police helicopter video, released by the Orlando Police Department, you see dozens of officers from different agencies surround an abandoned Orlando home as they closed in on Loyd.

Fellow officers knew who they were up against. Loyd's accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and unborn baby in December, then gunning down police lieutenant Debra Clayton last week.

“We are talking about a cold-blooded, ruthless killer,” says Chief Mina. [sounds like a good excuse for the anger they already had].

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Friday
Jan202017

Charges Dropped Against Deaf Black Man Beaten By White OklahomaTroopers after Minor Fender Bender

From [HERE] A deaf Black man who was injured by white Oklahoma troopers during a traffic stop will not be going to trial. Prosecutors dropped charges against Pearl Pearson Jr. just weeks before his trial was scheduled to begin.

Pearson said he could not hear troopers request and tried to inform the white troopers he was deaf. The cops punched him in the face before he could give them his license. When he did not respond to their unheard commands the Cops swarmed onto his car as if he was an international terrorist. 

Video of the stop show troopers yelling at Pearson and pulling him from his vehicle. Pearson says troopers beat him. He was arrested and his mug shot shows some injuries.

Court documents say Pearson fought the officers and resisted arrest. The district attorney cleared the troopers of any criminal wrongdoing in the case, but charged Pearson with a misdemeanor of resisting arrest.

Attorneys for Pearson had successfully argued Pearson needed special interpreters for his trial. Pearson learned sign language during segregation, which means his way of communicating differs from traditional American Sign Language, or ASL. District Attorney David Prater, who appeared for the state in person at the hearing requesting interpreters, did not object to the request.

Pearson’s attorney, Scott Adams, says prosecutors told him they were dismissing the case [b/c it was dogshit] due to the costs associated with the special interpreters for court. The case was scheduled to go to trial next week.

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Thursday
Jan192017

This is What Nigger is: Race Soldier Cops on Video Destroying, Interrogating & Stealing From Black Family's Home in Search of Weed

"They Don't Work For Us & We Can't Fire Them." Doc Blynd tells us, Police are paramilitary professionals at making citizens arrests. People who are awake see cops as mercenary security guards that remind us daily, through acts of force, that we are simultaneously both enemies and slaves of the Corporate state - colonized, surveilled and patrolled by the desensitized and lobotomized drones of the colonizers." [MORE] There is no democracy here. Nigger is what is being done to you in this uncivilized system of racism/white supremacy.

From [HERE] Last fall, Radley Balko wrote a review of the documentary “Do Not Resist,” which looks at how aggressive, militaristic race soldier police tactics have become nearly mundane. One of the more infuriating scenes in the movie is a SWAT raid over some pot. What’s most striking is the nonchalance the cops show when, after smashing windows and storming the place with guns, they don’t find the massive stash of drugs they’re looking for. (There were also children in the home — the officer who planned the raid had said there weren’t.)

Instead, the cops keep looking until they find some alleged pot residue at the bottom of a duffel bag. They then arrest a young black man for the alleged residue and confiscate about $900 he has in his pocket. But they didn’t find the money — he volunteered it to them. He ran a lawn-mowing business to put himself through school and had asked the cops to give the cash to his partner, who was supposed to pick up some mowers and a weed eater. The police took the money under civil asset forfeiture law.