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« Reply #3650 on: March 04, 2018, 01:35:10 PM »

Throw the former prosectuor in death row.

DA: Former prosecutor withheld key email in death row case

A former Harris County prosecutor withheld a key email that helped establish a clear alibi for Alfred Dewayne Brown in the high-profile murder case that eventually sent him to death row, District Attorney Kim Ogg said late Friday.

Brown, now 36, spent nearly 10 years awaiting execution before his case was dismissed and he was freed in 2015. He later sued Harris County, the DA's office, the prosecutor and police officer who handled the murder case, among others.

The explosive revelation raises new questions about Brown's wrongful conviction and the conduct of Dan Rizzo, the prosecutor who put him on death row.

Brown was convicted in October 2005 in a brazen slaying of Houston Police Officer Charles L. Clark and store clerk Alfredia Jones — who had just returned from maternity leave — during a robbery at a check-cashing store in southeast Houston.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/DA-Former-prosecutor-lied-about-exculpatory-12724038.php
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« Reply #3651 on: March 04, 2018, 06:19:04 PM »

Throw the former prosectuor in death row.

DA: Former prosecutor withheld key email in death row case

A former Harris County prosecutor withheld a key email that helped establish a clear alibi for Alfred Dewayne Brown in the high-profile murder case that eventually sent him to death row, District Attorney Kim Ogg said late Friday.

Brown, now 36, spent nearly 10 years awaiting execution before his case was dismissed and he was freed in 2015. He later sued Harris County, the DA's office, the prosecutor and police officer who handled the murder case, among others.

The explosive revelation raises new questions about Brown's wrongful conviction and the conduct of Dan Rizzo, the prosecutor who put him on death row.

Brown was convicted in October 2005 in a brazen slaying of Houston Police Officer Charles L. Clark and store clerk Alfredia Jones — who had just returned from maternity leave — during a robbery at a check-cashing store in southeast Houston.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/DA-Former-prosecutor-lied-about-exculpatory-12724038.php

I think 10 years on Death Row would be fair, if you could instill in him the same fear Brown had thinking at any time he would be put to death. What a horrible existence. 15 years on Death Row would be a little more fair, even knowing he wouldn't be executed, it's a pretty horrid existence   
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« Reply #3652 on: March 04, 2018, 06:41:30 PM »

Throw the former prosectuor in death row.

DA: Former prosecutor withheld key email in death row case

A former Harris County prosecutor withheld a key email that helped establish a clear alibi for Alfred Dewayne Brown in the high-profile murder case that eventually sent him to death row, District Attorney Kim Ogg said late Friday.

Brown, now 36, spent nearly 10 years awaiting execution before his case was dismissed and he was freed in 2015. He later sued Harris County, the DA's office, the prosecutor and police officer who handled the murder case, among others.

The explosive revelation raises new questions about Brown's wrongful conviction and the conduct of Dan Rizzo, the prosecutor who put him on death row.

Brown was convicted in October 2005 in a brazen slaying of Houston Police Officer Charles L. Clark and store clerk Alfredia Jones — who had just returned from maternity leave — during a robbery at a check-cashing store in southeast Houston.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/DA-Former-prosecutor-lied-about-exculpatory-12724038.php

And we are meant to be living in a civilised society  Roll Eyes
No such thing.

As agnostic has stated all those involved in the deception/ lying/ framing
Should be sent to death row for a minimum 15yrs.
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« Reply #3653 on: March 04, 2018, 06:57:16 PM »

Days after testifying against officer, deputies beat woman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The cellphone video of a Fort Lauderdale police officer pushing down a homeless man and then slapping him while the man sat harmlessly on the pavement at the central bus terminal spread around the world like wildfire.

It also led to criminal charges and a highly publicized trial for Officer Victor Ramirez. At the heart of both the video and trial was a 24-year-old woman named Jessica Mooney. She can be seen in the video, which was shot by her boyfriend at the time, later reached out to the victim, Bruce LeClair, and then testified against Ramirez at his trial with the hope that it would help to stop any similar abuse from happening again.

But just eight days after the trial ended with the officer's acquittal in March, it happened to her. She was badly beaten by Broward sheriff’s deputies at the jail after she was arrested by Fort Lauderdale police. The photos of the aftermath show Mooney -- a 5-foot, two-inch, 120-pound woman –- with a grotesquely swollen face, a gash over her eye, and bruising all over her arms, torso and legs.

https://www.local10.com/news/bob-norman/days-after-testifying-against-officer-woman-says-deputies-beat-her
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« Reply #3654 on: March 05, 2018, 11:37:52 AM »

Secret NYPD Files: Officers Can Lie And Brutally Beat People — And Still Keep Their Jobs

Secret files obtained by BuzzFeed News reveal that from 2011 to 2015 at least 319 New York Police Department employees who committed offenses serious enough to merit firing were allowed to keep their jobs.

Many of the officers lied, cheated, stole, or assaulted New York City residents. At least fifty employees lied on official reports, under oath, or during an internal affairs investigation. Thirty-eight were found guilty by a police tribunal of excessive force, getting into a fight, or firing their gun unnecessarily. Fifty-seven were guilty of driving under the influence. Seventy-one were guilty of ticket-fixing. One officer, Jarrett Dill, threatened to kill someone. Another, Roberson Tunis, sexually harassed and inappropriately touched a fellow officer. Some were guilty of lesser offenses, like mouthing off to a supervisor.

At least two dozen of these employees worked in schools. Andrew Bailey was found guilty of touching a female student on the thigh and kissing her on the cheek while she was sitting in his car. In a school parking lot, while he was supposed to be on duty, Lester Robinson kissed a woman, removed his shirt, and began to remove his pants. And Juan Garcia, while off duty, illegally sold prescription medication to an undercover officer.

In every instance, the police commissioner, who has final authority in disciplinary decisions, assigned these officers to “dismissal probation,” a penalty with few practical consequences. The officer continues to do their job at their usual salary. They may get less overtime and won’t be promoted during that period, which usually lasts a year. When the year is over, so is the probation.

Today many continue to patrol the streets, arrest people, put them in jail, and testify in criminal prosecutions. But the people they arrest have little way to find out about the officer's record. So they are forced to make life-changing decisions — such as whether to fight their charges in court or take a guilty plea — without knowing, for example, if the officer who arrested them is a convicted liar, information that a jury might find directly relevant.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kendalltaggart/secret-nypd-files-hundreds-of-officers-committed-serious
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« Reply #3655 on: March 05, 2018, 01:42:59 PM »

Funny how right after the shooting it was claimed that the shot was because the cop "perceived a threat" but later it was claimed to be "accidental".

North Las Vegas officer who shot man in foot won’t face charges

https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/north-las-vegas-officer-who-shot-man-in-foot-wont-face-charges/
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« Reply #3656 on: March 05, 2018, 03:36:30 PM »

NYPD ripped for abusing facial-recognition tool

The NYPD uses sophisticated facial-recognition technology that likely affects anyone who recently had a mugshot taken, new court papers reveal, in a case that raises questions about oversight of the program.

Edited documents released through a lawsuit seeking information on the NYPD’s “Forensic Imaging System” hint at the vast scope of the searchable database that’s still shrouded in secrecy.

“NYPD’s face-recognition system appears to include data for every NYPD arrestee, meaning that each arrestee is subjected to face-recognition searches,” said papers filed by Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology.

Center attorney Stephanie Glaberson wrote there is “substantial evidence that face recognition is widely used by the department, and likely is used in every arrest.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/nypd-ripped-abusing-facial-recognition-tool-article-1.3847796
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« Reply #3657 on: March 05, 2018, 05:32:54 PM »

Funny how right after the shooting it was claimed that the shot was because the cop "perceived a threat" but later it was claimed to be "accidental".

North Las Vegas officer who shot man in foot won’t face charges

https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/north-las-vegas-officer-who-shot-man-in-foot-wont-face-charges/

Sometimes its as simple as the press wanting info and the chaos surrounding the incident is still unfolding. I've been involved in shootings where initial information gathered was incorrect and had to be corrected. You would think it would be as simple as asking the officer what happened but there are civil service issues, 30 people on scene asking questions and information can get misconstrued in the initial moments. It's a balance of getting the info out as soon as possible because the people want to know right now, or waiting until the investigation is complete so there are no mistakes. For me, I'm good with "tell me what you know right now" and then if it changes, deal with it.
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« Reply #3658 on: March 05, 2018, 05:57:07 PM »

“Thieving Idiot” Cop Gets No Jail In Spite of His Own Body Cam Catching Him Rob a Man

Volusia County, FL — Body cams, according to some studies, may serve to reduce corruption and violence from certain police officers. However, as a body cam video out of Florida illustrates, a camera on this cop didn’t even deter his desire to commit theft. Now, we know why he felt like he could record himself stealing—he would get away with it.

Deputy John Braman, formerly with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, was charged last year after he was caught stealing money from a man he arrested.

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the 35-year-old former deputy recently entered no contest pleas to petty theft, official misconduct and grand theft for the crimes he recorded himself committing. He will get no jail time.

What’s more, as the Chron reports, Braman was also sentenced to time served for misdemeanor charges, though computer records don’t show Braman spent any time jailed on the charges, and ordered to pay restitution to victims.

When he was arrested last year, Braman had a history of complaints filed by people he’d arrested — who all claimed he robbed them. However, not until this theft was caught on video did his department do anything about it.


After he was caught, Braman turned in his resignation after body camera footage — from his own body camera — showed him going through a man’s wallet, take out money, and throw it into the trunk.

The incident took place back on August 1, 2016. However, the body camera video wasn’t released until February of last year by the State Attorney’s Office.

The State Attorney’s Office, for unknown reasons, held the video for months as the deputy went on with his regular duties. Not until the video was released this week, 6 months after it was taken, was the investigation launched.

It took a Daytona Beach attorney, who specializes in defending DUI cases to bring the video to the attention of investigators. The attorney, Flem Whited said the original video surfaced in 2016 during another case for one of his clients.

“We get the video in discovery and he’s leaning over in the trunk of the car and pulls out the guy’s wallet and pulls out two one-hundred-dollar bills. Throws those in the trunk of his car. He puts the wallet back in and closes the trunk,” Whited said.

“He represents an infinitesimal number of bad cops around the country but when this gets played in the news it makes everyone who wears the badge have to defend themselves against the actions of this idiot. And that’s what he is, a thieving idiot,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said Monday in a phone interview with the News Journal.

As the Sun-Sentinal reported, Chitwood says they’ve had several complaints about Braman stealing money from the wallets of people he arrested. But the department never acted on them.

Perhaps that is the reason this ‘thieving idiot’ refused to go to court to face those he arrested. According to the News Journal, when investigators started looking into the April 2016 case, they discovered that Braman had previously been reprimanded for not showing up to traffic court hearings, documents show.

When watching the video below, it appears this deputy was so accustomed to stealing people’s money after arresting them that he clearly forgot he was doing it — while recording it. Now, this former cop will not spend a single day behind bars for betraying the public’s trust and doing the exact thing he was supposed to be fighting.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQxNvc2yzn8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQxNvc2yzn8</a>

Not surprisingly, Braman’s theft caught on body camera is fairly common for other cops too.

In November 2016, a Denver cop was arrested and suspended without pay after his own body camera footage caught him stealing $1,200 in cash from a crash victim.

Instead of helping an unconscious crash victim, officer Julian Archuleta took advantage of the situation for his own personal gain by going through the man’s clothing and robbing him. Archuleta now faces charges of misdemeanor theft, 1st-degree official misconduct and tampering with physical evidence.

Grants Police Department Sgt. Roshern C. McKinney, 33, was arrested in August 2016 after an investigation found that he’d stolen both money and marijuana from the police department. McKinney has since been charged with marijuana distribution, conspiracy, and felony embezzlement — after he recorded himself on his body camera stealing from the evidence locker.
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« Reply #3659 on: March 05, 2018, 06:15:13 PM »

Another case where people learn the hard way not to call the police unless they want violence and brutality. These violent criminals don't care about innocent and frail elderly women, their violent nature emerges with every chance they get. Interesting how the released video is very blurry. Must be similar to how bodycams happen to "malfunction" or "miraculously" turn off when they happen to capture police brutality.

Police Release Body Cam, Showing Officers Brutally Assault 84yo Grandmother

Mesa, AZ — An Arizona family has learned the hard way what calling the police to help a relative can often look like as their grandmother was hospitalized after a welfare check. Showing their incompetence, the welfare check was for another family member but the police assaulted the innocent grandmother anyway.

The Free Thought Project reported on the incident when it happened last week and this week, body camera footage was released.

Although they released the video, the Mesa police department deliberately blurred the entire clip. However, even low resolution can’t hide the sadistic act of abusing an innocent grandmother.

As we previously reported, Ashlee Hahn detailed the assault in a dramatic Facebook post which showed the extent of her grandmother’s injuries. Hahn’s grandmother was hurt so bad during the check that she had to be hospitalized.

According to Hahn, her grandmother “is recovering from her fourth stroke and is confused, cognitively impaired & barely physically able to stand on her own because of uncontrollable shaking.”

Hahn’s mother had called in a welfare check for her son who lives on his grandmother’s property. She told police her son was suicidal. Police were even given specific instructions not to disturb the 84-year-old because she is easily confused and fragile.

“The police were called to her residence for a wellness check for a close family member who lives on her property,” explained Hahn. “They were specifically asked not to bother or question my grandmother because of her present and very fragile state.”


In spite of telling them to steer clear, however, police did the exact opposite.


“They forced her out of her home into the street, holding her arms tight enough to leave bruises and bleeding,” wrote Hahn. “Her inability to hold still (because of her previous strokes, as seen in uploaded videos) inclined them to slam her down, head first on the asphalt. They handcuffed her after she woke from her unconscious state.”

Indeed, the video shows this exact scenario. Officers forced the woman from her home by repeatedly telling her to come toward them. When she gets by them, she was clearly confused and had no idea what was going on.

Illustrating just how out of it she was, she starts referencing officers being behind the cars like a movie. As she turned around, the officers grabbed her and then surrounded her.

“You are not following my directions,” says a cop to the severely frail innocent elderly woman. Moments later, the innocent grandmother is slammed to the ground as cops jump on top of her and put her in handcuffs.

When Hahn’s grandmother woke up, she was in the hospital, bloodied and bruised. Police then immediately began conducting damage control.

“After seeing the damage they had done & sending my Grandmother off in an ambulance, they called my Mother (who made the original wellness check call) and told her that my Grandmother “slipped,” Hahn explained.

To try and alleviate their liability, an officer was sent, not to check on an elderly grandmother who’d just been the subject of a savage attack, but, instead, to defend their fellow cop and his choice to inflict harm on an innocent old lady.

“The officer who came down to the hospital only seemed to care about deflecting & defending the officers involved. No accountability. No apologies,” Hahn wrote.

What’s more, to try to legitimize the attack on an innocent grandmother, police then charged her with obstruction.

Hahn filmed part of the interaction with the officer in the hospital as he defended his fellow cop’s decision to needlessly confront her (against the family’s wishes) and then violently throw her to the ground.

“Why did he put me down on the asphalt?” asked the innocent elderly woman.

“It is my understanding when I spoke to the officer, that you pulled away from him a little bit and he took action like that, okay?” the officer callously explains of how his fellow officer could somehow rationalize assaulting an innocent grandmother.

Pulling away from an officer “a little bit” in the land of the free will now apparently result in innocent elderly women being thrown to the ground.

“I said don’t treat me like this. I don’t want to have a stroke,” the innocent grandmother says as she shakes in her hospital bed. “I don’t want to have a heart attack. Don’t treat me this way.”

According to Hahn, her grandmother is “traumatized & feels untrusting of the people who she thought would protect her.”

Hahn has a message for the Mesa Police Department as well.

“If this was your grandmother, what would you do? Mesa police department needs to be held accountable.”

Indeed, they do.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YxAdA0P8NI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YxAdA0P8NI</a>

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/grandmother-body-camera-abused-police/
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« Reply #3660 on: March 05, 2018, 07:29:55 PM »

Sometimes its as simple as the press wanting info and the chaos surrounding the incident is still unfolding. I've been involved in shootings where initial information gathered was incorrect and had to be corrected. You would think it would be as simple as asking the officer what happened but there are civil service issues, 30 people on scene asking questions and information can get misconstrued in the initial moments. It's a balance of getting the info out as soon as possible because the people want to know right now, or waiting until the investigation is complete so there are no mistakes. For me, I'm good with "tell me what you know right now" and then if it changes, deal with it.

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« Reply #3661 on: March 05, 2018, 07:31:40 PM »

I have noticed that i have responded to many skeletors posts.. with no response. If this thread is just gonna be Skeletor posting his anti  police posts, thats cool, just let me know and I will stop responding
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« Reply #3662 on: March 06, 2018, 03:03:06 PM »

Cop Smashes Handcuffed Woman’s Head In, Photographs Her Injuries And Brags to His Friends

Schenectady, NY — A Schenectady police lieutenant — who should’ve been fired and arrested multiple times — is still on the job in spite of brutally attacking an innocent handcuffed woman, smashing in her head, and then lying on a report, claiming she attacked him. What’s more, after he split her head wide open, he took a picture of it so he could brag about it to his friends and fellow cops.

“This is what happens when someone hits one of my men,” Lt. Mark McCracken would say as he showed off his trophy photo, bragging about severely injuring an innocent handcuffed woman in the midst of an emotional breakdown.

The victim, then 39-year-old Nicola Cottone had been picked up by police because she had been staying with a friend overnight and the person called city police because he wanted her to leave and she allegedly refused. Cottone had not been charged with a crime by Schenectady police.

Two officers, McCracken and Andrew MacDonald were identified in court filings for their role in the attack. Surveillance video in the room in which the assault took place captured the officers in their most heinous act. Cottone’s hands were cuffed behind her back when the attack happened.

As the Times Union reports:

Two cameras that captured footage of the incident did not have an audio feed. One of the tapes showed her acting agitated and talking constantly to officers who were in and out of the room where she was sitting on a bench.
That video also showed two officers rush toward Cottone who stood up as the officers grabbed her, lifted her up and then slammed her onto the bench. Blood streamed down the bench and onto the floor of the room as the officers quickly lifted Cottone and dragged her to the doorway, where she was placed on the floor of a hallway for more than 20 minutes. Several officers looked on as the incident unfolded.


After the officer was seen on video savagely slamming the woman down, police then accused Cottone of kicking them and charged her with harassment “as a means to conceal the actions of the police officers,” said attorney Kevin Luibrand.

Once prosecutors viewed the footage, the egregious harassment charge was dropped.

“We didn’t think there was any cause to charge her in the first place,” Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney said. “I reviewed the videotape … and I believe there was no cause to believe that she had committed the charge of harassment by kicking an officer.”


For viciously attacking an innocent handcuffed woman and then fabricating a story to justify their brutality, McCracken was given a five-day vacation in the form of unpaid leave. It’s unclear whether MacDonald had faced any discipline at all.

The internal affairs report summarized the encounter as follows: “(McCracken) pulling and swinging the feet out from (Cottone) while she was handcuffed caused (Cottone) to sustain the laceration to her head. … After the initial altercation (McCracken) hoists (Cottone) off of the bench and into the air by only her arms, which are still cuffed behind her back. He then carries her in this position out of the muster room and drops her onto her feet in the hallway in front of the Sergeants desk. These actions are egregious and placed (Cottone) at risk of injury. These techniques are not taught in training. A common technique used in this type of circumstance is a bar hammer or something similar. This use of force was excessive.”

Instead of being fired or charged for the incident described by police above, McCracken continued on at the department only to break the law again and receive yet another vacation.

In February, according to the Times-Union, McCracken was charged with intentionally violating an unrelated order of protection by approaching his estranged wife at the Union College hockey rink.


It appears that this problem cop has an affinity for targeting and harassing women and, instead of holding him accountable, the department he works for simply gives him time off. It is no wonder police in America cost taxpayers hundreds of millions in lawsuits while killing more than a thousand citizens every year—nearly all of which is done with impunity.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-handcuffed-woman-head-brags/
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« Reply #3663 on: March 06, 2018, 03:04:14 PM »

I have noticed that i have responded to many skeletors posts.. with no response. If this thread is just gonna be Skeletor posting his anti  police posts, thats cool, just let me know and I will stop responding

You can post whatever you want, I am not a moderator and do not control the posts in this thread.
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« Reply #3664 on: March 06, 2018, 03:05:23 PM »

Cop on Trial After Video Showed Him Break Into Innocent Man’s Home, Taser, Beat Him in Bed

Boyes Hot Springs, CA — Only in police state USA could an argument over a husband failing to notice his wife’s haircut end with police tasering and severely beating a man as he lies in bed. That is exactly what happened to Marine Corps veteran Fernando Del Valle — and he’s got the video to prove it. What is different about this case, however, is that the cop responsible for this bad behavior is now on trial.

This week, the trial for Deputy Scott Thorne begins. Thorne is charged with assaulting without lawful necessity during an alleged domestic violence incident at a Sonoma Valley residence in 2016.

According to Patch.com, during testimony in Sonoma County Superior Court this morning, a next-door neighbor said she called 911 about yelling and a commotion between Fernando Del Valle and his wife Kirsten Del Valle around 10:30 p.m. She said Kirsten sounded intoxicated and appeared to be the aggressor in the argument.

Aside from police being told that the female was the aggressor, they still entered the home and went after Del Valle—who was lying on a bed—when he was savagely attacked.

“He was beaten, Tased and subjected to a humiliating arrest in view of his neighbors,” the prosecutor said.

Thorne had a gun, Taser, baton, handcuffs and tear gas, “but he didn’t have the soft skills of patience and restraint,” and he used force without lawful necessity, Deputy District Attorney Robert Waner said, according to Patch.

On the night of September 24, Del Valle, 38, and Kirsten had some drinks and got into an argument after he failed to notice her haircut. The argument became heated but never once turned physical.

As Del Valle retreated into the bedroom and locked himself in, the couple’s screaming got the attention of the neighbors, who, in turn, called the police.

Just as the argument begins to calm down, cops burst into the couple’s home. Del Valle, who is trying to go to sleep in bed, is then woken up by the sound of Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies breaking down his bedroom door.

Before the video begins, the deputies allegedly order Del Valle to stand up.

That’s when Del Valle turns on his camera and warns the deputies, “I got you on video. Go ahead. Tase me.”

Remember, Del Valle had committed no crime and had harmed no one. Yet, here he is with three armed men in his bedroom threatening to inflict bodily harm on him. And, within seconds, that just what Deputy Scott Thorne, 40, did.


“Sir, I’m just laying here trying to sleep and you’re …,” Del Valle said. “I’m not standing up. I’m in my house. I’m sleeping.”

As Thorne steps forward, he’s seen on the video aiming his taser at the bare chest of Del Valle who is wearing only gym shorts. He then fires.

When the taser hits him, Del Valle can be heard screaming. At this point, the baton comes out, according to Del Valle’s attorney, and Thorne begins laying into the defenseless man in his own bed.

“He’s not doing anything!” his wife screams as the deputy continuously beats her husband over and over with his baton and taser.

The video then ends as Del Valle shouts repeatedly, “Call my lawyer!”

Del Valle was not able to record the entire encounter, but the beating continued well after it stopped.

According to the Press Democrat, a spokesman for Sheriff Steve Freitas at the time agreed the deputies’ three videos raised concerns from the start about excessive force.

Naturally, Thorne’s defense team is claiming that Thorne acted the way he did because he was in danger.

By not complying with the deputy’s commands to open the bedroom door and get out of the bed, Del Valle forfeited his right to privacy and staying in the room because of the potential for violence, Thorne’s attorney Chris Andrian said.

However, it is clear in the video that at no time did this half-naked man pose a threat to the cops who broke into his house.

As the Press Democrat revealed in their investigation, Thorne should’ve never been a cop as he’d been fired from previous jobs over his track record of excessive force.

However, none of that matters to Thorne’s attorney who is naturally defending the actions of this brutal cop.

“His position is he followed procedure,” Andrian said, noting that he acted in accordance with his training.

As for Del Valle, after he was severely beaten by Thorne — for no reason — he was then arrested and brought to jail. However, once police attempted to charge him with something, they realized they had no evidence of him committing a crime, so he was let go.

Del Valle’s lawyer, Izaak Schwaiger, said, in all, Del Valle was tasered 2 to 3 times and suffered at least 15 baton blows, causing neurological damage and a separated shoulder.

The Del Valles are set to give their side of the story later this week. Below is the disturbing video.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65jOwHKy4O4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65jOwHKy4O4</a>

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« Reply #3665 on: March 06, 2018, 03:16:20 PM »

Another deaf man beaten and once again the tax payers have to pay the bill.

Taxpayers Held Liable After Cops Beat Elderly Deaf Man Because He Couldn’t Hear Them

Oklahoma City, OK — Police officers assaulting or even killing deaf people for being unable to hear their commands is a tragic reality. Pearl Pearson Jr. learned that reality the hard way. For nearly seven minutes, Pearson, 64-years-old at the time and diabetic, was beaten and arrested by police officers as they yelled at him to stop resisting.

Now, the taxpayers of Oklahoma are being forced to pay the brutal incompetence of two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers. It was announced this week that Pearson has received a settlement in the amount of $175,000 in taxpayer funds to settle the claims of his abuse.

As the Times-Record reports, Pearson, now 68, of Edmond, Okla., claimed three troopers “used unnecessary, unprovoked and excessive force” when he was unable to communicate or follow verbal commands, according to the lawsuit.

“Pearl was very pleased with the results,” his attorney, Derek Burch, told The Oklahoman.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers, Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes were the two officers that were involved in what an affidavit claims was a 7-minute altercation. Naturally, since the incident, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater cleared Foster and Hayes of all wrongdoing.

“Excessive force was used for a very minor matter that could have been handled very easily with these three troopers,” Burch said. “It ultimately resulted in him having facial injuries, and the worst injury was a completely separated shoulder.”

When the original incident happened on January 3, 2014, police refused to release the video. However, weeks later, after the media frenzy died down, police quietly released the dashcam. The disturbing video shows troopers yelling at Pearson and dragging him from the vehicle.

He was dragged from the vehicle in spite of the fact that he did everything he was supposed to as a deaf driver, according to his family.

According to Pearson’s family, Pearl pulled over and rolled down his window expecting an officer to ask for this identification. An officer struck him in the face before Pearl had the chance to do anything.

The photos of his swollen and bruised face clearly show the result of the police action.

After Pearson was beaten by police, he was arrested and charged with resisting arrest. He was thrown in jail, and, according to his family, an interpreter was never provided while Pearl was under the care of law enforcement — not during the booking, hospital, or time at the jail was an interpreter provided — even though Pearl requested one.

Pearson was sitting in a jail cell, battered and bruised, and had no idea ‘why.’

Pearson has no criminal record, and in fact is a father to a police officer. His son-in-law is also a cop. In 2015, Pearson was given an award for his amazing service to the community for working with people with disabilities.

Finally, after 3 years of holding it over his head, the District Attorney’s office decided to drop the charges. However, they dropped the charges, not because they thought the cops were in the wrong, and not because they thought Pearson was innocent. In fact, neither of the cops involved in beating a deaf man for being unable to understand them has faced any discipline at all. The sole reason the case was dropped was that the trial cost was too high.


Pearson, who learned sign language during segregation, learned a different way of communicating other than the traditional American Sign Language (ASL). He needs a translator for court officials to understand him. Because the cost of translators was so high, the DA decided to toss the case out.

Pearson also won a second lawsuit against the hospital as they failed to provide a translator while police had him in custody at the hospital which resulted in the missed diagnois of his separated shoulder.

Below is the video of this glaring incompetence which the taxpayers of Oklahoma have now been extorted to pay for.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ_AgRuFjcA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ_AgRuFjcA</a>

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/elderly-deaf-man-beaten-police-taxpayers/
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« Reply #3666 on: March 07, 2018, 12:18:38 PM »

No charges for the armed intruder that killed this brave old man defending his home and family. And another person who learns the hard way that calling the police to "check" on people can result in beatings or death.

Cops Kill Innocent 86yo Navy Vet as He Protected His Wife from Intruders, No Charges

Saratoga, CA — Last year, the widow of an 86-year-old Navy veteran who was gunned down by armed intruders in his own home, filed a lawsuit against her husband’s killers — the Santa Clara County sheriff’s department. Now, the person who murdered this innocent man will not be held accountable as the killing of Eugene Craig has been ruled justified by the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office.

Craig was gunned down by police as he attempted to shield his wife from armed intruders who’d just broken into his home. The armed intruders were cops.


On Sept. 12, 2016, according to Harue Craig’s attorneys, prior to the shooting, deputies kicked down two doors before opening fire inside the Craigs’ Saratoga home on Titus Avenue.

As KTVU reported at the time, attorneys said their client stated that both she and her late husband were “very scared” and did not know why their doors were being kicked down.

The elderly couple thought they were victims of a home invasion, so Eugene grabbed his .38 caliber revolver and bravely stood in front of his wife as they listened to the intruders come into their home.

When the intruders opened the bedroom door, they saw the elderly vet standing there with the revolver and one deputy opened fire. Although there were multiple deputies in the home, deputy Doug Ulrich was the only one who felt the need to begin shooting.

Eugene died on the scene.

According to police, they were at the home to conduct a welfare check. Craig’s granddaughter called police the night of the shooting because she hadn’t heard from her grandparents in a week, according to prosecutors.

The sheriff’s office said that deputies clearly identified themselves, called the home phone, and tapped on windows repeatedly before entering.

In spite of their alleged efforts to identify themselves, the couple still didn’t believe them. After all, they were both entirely innocent and cops coming into their home was a far-fetched idea. Any home invader could simply claim they’re the police to easily gain entry into someone’s home.

The tragic irony of this situation is that police claim they were there to protect the couple, noting that they had gotten word that someone inside the home was in distress. Sadly, this is what happens when militarized police are sent into an innocent couple’s home to check on their well-being.

Naturally, after they killed the innocent man — while ‘protecting’ him — police immediately attempted to justify their actions and as this ruling by the DA illustrates, it worked.

“The law allows Deputy (Douglas) Ulrich to fire his weapon in defense of others (and himself) until Craig no longer posed an imminent threat,” wrote Stacey Capps, a supervisor in the district attorney’s homicide unit. “In short, Deputy Ulrich genuinely believed that Craig presented an imminent threat of death or great bodily injury to others or himself when he discharged his duty weapon.”

However, the only ones who created the threat of imminent danger were the police. Craig had harmed no one.

As NBC Bay Area reported at the time, the attorney for Craig’s 90-year-old widow, Dennis Luca, a long-time retired San Jose Police officer, turned civil attorney, was originally hired by Craig’s 90-year-old widow after the shooting last fall.

“Simply put, they did not follow established policy and procedure that virtually all police departments, sheriff’s office follow regarding the escalation of force,” said Luca.

“If you’re there at someone’s house to check on their welfare, why do you kick two doors down at night time when my client is 86 years old, his wife is 90, and they live alone at that house and they have for years?” asked Luca.

“They (deputies) didn’t progress through the steps necessary, and that’s why I say they created the deadly force event. Not Mr. Craig, who has a right to be in his house. He hadn’t committed a crime,” said attorney Luca. “He has a right to be safe in his house like all of us do. The police just can’t kick doors, come into the house and start shooting.”

Welfare checks, as they are known in the United States, are crap shoots that have the potential to explode into violence at any moment. The Free Thought Project has reported on numerous instances in which police have shown up to ‘protect’ someone who may be suicidal or in distress only to end up hurting or killing them.

Sadly, Craig is now one of these statistics and the people who did it to him will not be held responsible for taking an innocent man’s life.

Nothing will bring back Harue Craig’s beloved husband. However, her lawsuit will serve as yet another reminder of the effect of police violence on situations that require no force at all. When law enforcement’s only tool is a hammer — everything begins to look like a nail.

“It didn’t have to happen. It shouldn’t have happened,” said Luca. “And now I have a 90-year-old woman who is alone, who was married for many years to a war veteran, a pilot, and now she has no one. That’s not a tragedy. That is horrific.”

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-gun-innocent-86yo-navy-vet-protected-wife-intruders-no-charges/
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‘Barbarism’: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.

In Tarrant County, Tex., defendants are sometimes strapped with a stun belt around their legs. The devices are used to deliver a shock in the event the person gets violent or attempts to escape.

But in the case of Terry Lee Morris, the device was used as punishment for refusing to answer a judge’s questions properly during his 2014 trial on charges of soliciting sexual performance from a 15-year-old girl, according to an appeals court. In fact, the judge shocked Morris three times, sending thousands of volts coursing through his body. It scared him so much that Morris never returned for the remainder of his trial and almost all of his sentencing hearing.

The action stunned the Texas Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso, too. It has now thrown out Morris’s conviction on the grounds that the shocks, and Morris’s subsequent removal from the courtroom, violated his constitutional rights. Since he was too scared to come back to the courtroom, the court held that the shocks effectively barred him from attending his own trial, in violation of the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment, which guarantees a defendant’s right to be present and confront witnesses during a trial.

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The discord between Morris and Gallagher arose after Gallagher asked Morris how he would plead: guilty or not guilty?

“Sir, before I say that, I have the right to make a defense,” Morris responded.

He had recently filed a federal lawsuit against his defense attorney and against Gallagher, whom he wanted recused from the case. As Morris continued talking, Gallagher warned him to stop making “outbursts.”

“Mr. Morris, I am giving you one warning,” Gallagher said outside the presence of the jury, according to the appeals court. “You will not make any additional outbursts like that, because two things will happen. No. 1, I will either remove you from the courtroom or I will use the shock belt on you.”

“All right, sir,”
Morris said.

The judge continued: “Now, are you going to follow the rules?”

“Sir, I’ve asked you to recuse yourself,”
said Morris.

Gallagher asked again: “Are you going to follow the rules?”

“I have a lawsuit pending against you,” responded Morris.

“Hit him,” Gallagher said to the bailiff.

The bailiff pressed the button that shocks Morris, and then Gallagher asked him again whether he is going to behave. Morris told Gallagher he had a history of mental illness.

“Hit him again,” the judge ordered.

Morris protested that he was being “tortured” just for seeking the recusal.

Gallagher asked the bailiff, “Would you hit him again?”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/07/barbarism-texas-judge-ordered-electric-shocks-to-man-during-trial-conviction-thrown-out/?utm_term=.d5a30f109077
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« Reply #3668 on: March 07, 2018, 01:24:07 PM »

‘Barbarism’: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.

In Tarrant County, Tex., defendants are sometimes strapped with a stun belt around their legs. The devices are used to deliver a shock in the event the person gets violent or attempts to escape.

But in the case of Terry Lee Morris, the device was used as punishment for refusing to answer a judge’s questions properly during his 2014 trial on charges of soliciting sexual performance from a 15-year-old girl, according to an appeals court. In fact, the judge shocked Morris three times, sending thousands of volts coursing through his body. It scared him so much that Morris never returned for the remainder of his trial and almost all of his sentencing hearing.

The action stunned the Texas Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso, too. It has now thrown out Morris’s conviction on the grounds that the shocks, and Morris’s subsequent removal from the courtroom, violated his constitutional rights. Since he was too scared to come back to the courtroom, the court held that the shocks effectively barred him from attending his own trial, in violation of the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment, which guarantees a defendant’s right to be present and confront witnesses during a trial.

[...]

The discord between Morris and Gallagher arose after Gallagher asked Morris how he would plead: guilty or not guilty?

“Sir, before I say that, I have the right to make a defense,” Morris responded.

He had recently filed a federal lawsuit against his defense attorney and against Gallagher, whom he wanted recused from the case. As Morris continued talking, Gallagher warned him to stop making “outbursts.”

“Mr. Morris, I am giving you one warning,” Gallagher said outside the presence of the jury, according to the appeals court. “You will not make any additional outbursts like that, because two things will happen. No. 1, I will either remove you from the courtroom or I will use the shock belt on you.”

“All right, sir,”
Morris said.

The judge continued: “Now, are you going to follow the rules?”

“Sir, I’ve asked you to recuse yourself,”
said Morris.

Gallagher asked again: “Are you going to follow the rules?”

“I have a lawsuit pending against you,” responded Morris.

“Hit him,” Gallagher said to the bailiff.

The bailiff pressed the button that shocks Morris, and then Gallagher asked him again whether he is going to behave. Morris told Gallagher he had a history of mental illness.

“Hit him again,” the judge ordered.

Morris protested that he was being “tortured” just for seeking the recusal.

Gallagher asked the bailiff, “Would you hit him again?”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/07/barbarism-texas-judge-ordered-electric-shocks-to-man-during-trial-conviction-thrown-out/?utm_term=.d5a30f109077


I’d so dearly like to truss that bastard judge up with that electric shock belt
& ask him dumb questions & zap him for the fun of it.
The cowardly bastard is a prime example of a jumped up bully
Who likely would cower in fear if confronted but is the big tough guy
In the court. I wish him a long slow painful illness.
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I’d so dearly like to truss that bastard judge up with that electric shock belt
& ask him dumb questions & zap him for the fun of it.
The cowardly bastard is a prime example of a jumped up bully
Who likely would cower in fear if confronted but is the big tough guy
In the court. I wish him a long slow painful illness.

Agree
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« Reply #3670 on: March 07, 2018, 02:50:54 PM »

Brownsville police officer accused of human smuggling

A Brownsville police officer is on paid administrated leave after facing federal charges of human smuggling, according to a criminal complaint obtained by CBS 4 News and federal court records.
Documents state on Feb. 26, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations agents came into contact with Brownsville Police officer Valerie Rivas in the sand dunes on Padre Island National Seashore, according to the criminal complaint.

Rivas told immigration officials that she was in the area searching for her boyfriend of 12 years, an undocumented immigrant identified as Alfredo Salazar-Hernandez. Rivas said she made arrangements to pick Salazar-Hernandez up in Victoria after he was illegally smuggled into the U.S. When she didn't hear from him, though, she drove to Padre Island National Seashore and began searching for him in the dunes, an area where an "unnamed coconspirator" told her he was supposed to be, according to the criminal complaint.

http://valleycentral.com/news/local/brownsville-police-officer-accused-of-human-smuggling
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I’d so dearly like to truss that bastard judge up with that electric shock belt
& ask him dumb questions & zap him for the fun of it.
The cowardly bastard is a prime example of a jumped up bully
Who likely would cower in fear if confronted but is the big tough guy
In the court. I wish him a long slow painful illness.

Not just the judge but the bailiff as well.
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« Reply #3672 on: March 07, 2018, 08:27:53 PM »

Not just the judge but the bailiff as well.

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I’d forgotten about him.
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« Reply #3673 on: March 07, 2018, 09:24:12 PM »

Not just the judge but the bailiff as well.

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« Reply #3674 on: March 08, 2018, 02:38:49 PM »

7 years in prison...

Mom convicted in salt poisoning death to get nearly $600K for wrongful incarceration

Hannah Overton, a south Texas mother of five whose wrongful conviction for the 2006 death of her foster son was overturned last year, is expected to receive over $500,000 in compensation from the state for the years she spent in jail.

“I’m very thankful that this compensation is finally coming through,” Overton told ABC News. “No amount of money will ever bring back the years that were taken away, and the seven years of freedom I lost. I could never thank my attorneys enough for fighting endlessly to prove my innocence and bring me home.”

Overton, who has long maintained her innocence, spent seven years in prison for the young child’s death. The salt poisoning case earned international attention because many believed she was wrongfully convicted and her story was featured in the 2017 documentary, “Until Proven Innocent.”

http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-mother-murder-conviction-overturned-receive-500k-state/story?id=53578422
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