Officers at Sam DuBose scene involved in death of another unarmed black man

“Two police officers who corroborated a seemingly false account of the fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati were previously implicated in the death of an unarmed, hospitalised and mentally ill black man who died after he was “rushed” by a group of seven University of Cincinnati police officers.

Kelly Brinson, a 45-year-old mental health patient at Cincinnati’s University hospital, suffered a psychotic episode on 20 January 2010 and was placed inside a seclusion room at the hospital by UC officers. He was then shocked with a Taser three times by an officer and placed in restraints. The father of one – son Kelly Jr – then suffered a respiratory cardiac arrest and died three days later.

In court documents obtained by the Guardian and filed by Brinson’s family in a civil suit against UC police and the hospital, all seven officers are accused of using excessive force and “acted with deliberate indifference to the serious medical and security needs of Mr Brinson”.

UC cops
Phillip Kidd, left, and Eric Weibel. Photograph: University of Cincinnati/Screengrab

According to the lawsuit, before Brinson was placed in restraints he “repeatedly yelled that slavery was over and he repeatedly pleaded not to be shackled and not to be treated like a slave”.

The documents named University of Cincinnati officers Eric Weibel and Phillip Kidd – the same men who, in a formal report, supported officer Ray Tensing’s claim that he was “dragged” by DuBose’s vehicle on 19 July.

Tensing’s account that he was “dragged” was used as justification for the lethal use of force. It was later dismissed as an attempt to mislead investigators and as “making an excuse for the purposeful killing of another person” by the Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters, who charged Tensing with murder on Wednesday.”

The whole story here from the Guardian : http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/30/samuel-dubose-officers-kelly-brinson?CMP=fb_tc

Liars and murderers

Every time you have contact with them your life is in danger

Every time you or one of your loved ones get into a car and drives away, the risk of a bad encounter is real

This doesn’t just happen to criminials

This doesn’t just happen to to those that are armed and resisting

They are like vicious frightened dogs and when they are near you, you are in danger

They are no longer public servants

They are self appointed warriors at battle with the citizenry at large

Cops kill man holding knife to his own throat and then lie and say he attacked them

“Police shot and killed a man they say charged at them with a knife. But witnesses and surveillance video say otherwise.

The manager of Capital City mobile home park at 4501 W. Kentucky Ave. has the video. He wouldn’t give it to FOX31 Denver, but he did show it to reporter Tammy Vigil.

It shows Paul Castaway, 35, coming up from behind a white mobile home, through a black iron fence onto the street and around a wooden fence, which is a dead end.

He then turned back around onto the street with a knife to his neck the whole time, when an officer shoots him. The video seems to not match what police say happened.

Paul Cataway Protest DenverAdditionally, police originally claimed that that Castaway had stabbed his mother and that she had been taken to the hospital with injuries, as a result. They later revised that to him having threatened her and caused minor injuries to her neck. Witnesses once again dispute that, stating she has no injuries at all. ”

More here: http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2015/07/breaking-protests-in-denver-after-surveillance-video-of-shooting-shows-police-lied-3184954.html

Do you think that all of the things that I post here on this website are admissible in court?

When a citizen stands accused and the only testimony against them is that of a “sworn officer of the court” could this be brought in as evidence?

Incident after incident that shows the caliber of these “Heroes in blue”?

I know that it can’t, but it should

They are given the benefit of the doubt in a court of law and their testimony is sacrosanct because they have sworn to uphold the law

But time after time, nationwide, these cowards, thugs, abusers and liars, kill and jail people because of their power trips

How much is going to be enough?

How long are we going to endorse this system of abuse?

When will everyday Americans look at the thuggery being enacted upon them and say that it is time to put an end to it?

Not soon enough

Just remember ,the next time you see a cop, that is not a hero in blue, that is a lying thug hiding behind a badge and a gun

Road pirate wrote over 300 speeding tickets in one shift

“Livonia, MI — In one 8-hour shift, and on one stretch of I-275 in Livonia, Michigan State Police wrote over 300 tickets for speeding, seatbelt violations, and other miscellaneous “violations” designed to collect revenue from drivers.

According to the MSP, this was done for the safety of motorists. The tens of thousands of dollars in revenue generation for the department is but a mere bonus for these cops who are just doing their duty by extorting folks for not wearing their seatbelts.

Five people were arrested and 202 drivers got off with a minor scolding (verbal warning) instead of the standard practice of extortion.

The typical definition of a pirate, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is: someone who attacks and steals from a ship at sea. Attacking and stealing from a person on land, via a motorized vehicle, on a public road, would make someone a road pirate.

Road piracy in the US has reached epic proportions. It has gotten so bad that the Canadian government has issued a public service announcement for its citizens warning them that American police officers may very well rob them upon entry into the US.

The total number of people who receive speeding tickets only, is 41,000,000 a year with an average cost of $152.00 each. That is 1 in every 5 licensed drivers in the US.

The total number of speeding tickets paid each year $6,232,000,000. Tack on seat belt violations, license plate lights, window tint, rolling stop signs, and expired state-mandated documents and that number skyrockets.

It is, quite literally, highway robbery conducted on behalf of the ones who claim to keep us “safe.”

The rest here from free thought project :http://thefreethoughtproject.com/michigan-cops-hold-fundraiser-write-traffic-tickets-92-seconds-8-hours-straight/

What is wrong with this picture?

Is the police state here to serve us, the citizens, or are we here to serve the police state?

This isn’t tyranny?

This is freedom in America?

When you woke up this morning, you did not wake up in America

You are no longer free

You live in a police state that watches your every move

And can do whatever it wants

And it is only going to get worse

Get used to it

An open letter to the US police- Why America is losing respect for those in blue

To the police officers of America,

You guys have been in the news of late, but lets be honest with ourselves you guys have been in the news for awhile. Only now the tone has changed. Instead of news reports showing footage of another drug bust or shootout, stacks of cash and men handcuffed, standing behind a stash of weapons. Instead, we’re being shown footage of officers killing civilians under questionable circumstances, and that’s frightening for the both of us. I think it’s obvious why you all might be scared. We’re attacking your character, what you stand for and questioning your morals. For some, we may even be questioning their very reason to wake up in the morning – to do good. I won’t apologize for putting you guys under the microscope, we’re only looking for what, if anything, is wrong. You exist to promote health and safety in our communities, to provide structures and enforce governance. To protect the most important piece of property, we own, our lives. If something you are doing is providing the opposite of that, it needs to be corrected. I hope we can all agree on that. I am sorry for you though, as I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes. It’s an uncomfortable place to be, but you have the opportunity to come out a better man/women/department.

I think I understand your ploy, but I’m not convinced you see ours. By ours I mean your average American who lives next door to you. We get up early and go to work, skip lunch so we can afford to go out to dinner, we look forward to drinking on the weekends, watch Game of Thrones and pretend to hate Monday as much as everyone else does. We, mostly, drive the speed limit, pay our taxes and stay within the boundaries of the law. We watch football, don’t understand why all of Europe thinks soccer is so cool, talk crap about the other team, and we just celebrated our independence by blowing shit up in the sky. That’s who we are. Now do you want to know why we’re scared?

I mean do you really want to know, not so we can argue about whether or not it’s irrational or logical but really hear why we are scared? Because if you do, I’ll tell you. It’s because we know more. Thanks to Google, Youtube, and social media, we are an informed people. Granted we are informed about some weird and strange things, we are informed. Which is an amazing progression in society. We know more, and what we know we know more completely. We now see multiple sides to every story. Before the media, and I’m not pointing fingers or blaming anyone here, but for awhile the media was only able to show one side of the story, and that was your side, but we’re humans, and we thrive to hear both sides of the story. Journalist risk their lives to get stories so they can get the other side of the story. It was only a matter of time before we heard the other side of the story. Enter smart phones.

Now we begin to see both sides of the story, and what we’re seeing is making many of us question what we’ve been told. And we’re frightened. I’m frightened. I’m frightened that one day I’ll get a call and one of my family members or closest friend is going to jail, or worse is dead because they were caught with drugs. I’m worried that my life will forever be turned around, that someone I love dearly and who holds a piece of my world together will be taken away from me. That they will spend their life, their one existence in this life on this planet, in a cell. Locked away from everyone, all because they ingested something that made them feel good. Or worse, they will no longer be alive. That kind of sounds crazy, doesn’t it? I mean if you called me up and told me my best friend was caught with bodies in his basement, yeah I’d tell you that you were doing your job, thank you, now please lock him up (we never really that close anyone.) If he were endangering the lives of others, yeah he needs help. Treatment or incarceration. But if you tell me you shot him while trying to arrest him for possession of drugs… That doesn’t seem right.

Hypothetically if someone is suffering from depression, takes an illegal substance to feel better, and now they’re in jail for it, next to the murders, repast and that one hypothetical friend I mentioned last paragraph, that just doesn’t sit right. Murders, repast, thieves, cheats, they all have one thing in common, they take what isn’t theirs. They take life that isn’t there’s, they take belongings that aren’t theirs, and we punish those actions accordingly. We don’t see a thief getting arrested and put on death row, and yet we see drug users getting sentences greater than that of real criminals. And what’s the drug users offense? That they took something to make themselves feel better. To feel happier, or less anxious. That it made them more confident or able to relax. It relieved pain or other discomforts… Sounds like the kind of “crime” that should be treated, not punished. But we’re only seeing these people being punishment, and now we’re questioning the justice in your punishment. It just doesn’t sit right with us, and we’re worried that it does with you. It’s like we’re punishing those who are already suffering.

The people I see filling our prisons are mostly drug-related criminals. If we take the number of drug-related crimes, the gang violence, the horrendous crimes commuted by the Mexican drug cartel, the drug addicts, you’ll have mostly drug-related offenses. That’s a concern because we know whenever statistics are skewed, that’s an indication we need to take a closer look. And here we are doing just that. What we see reminds us of prohibitions. Not only did prohibitions fail to enforce and maintain the law, it also caused more crimes. So if the department that is supposed to enforce the law and reduce crime is now in fact perpetuating crime, that’s a real concern. Prohibition was ultimately a huge failure, it didn’t work and made things worse.

You can see the similarities between the war on drugs and prohibition, can’t you? We can, and then we start getting worried and scared that the very people who are supposed to protect us and our society are actually perpetuating crime in our society. And we are scared because you have the government behind you. You have billions of dollars, endless resources and hundreds of thousands of people behind you. We have but our own voice, and you are a force that has the right to take away our voice. So yes we are scared.

We’re scared that the laws we allowed to be put into place are inherently flawed and that encourages dubious morals and has only further exacerbated the drug problem. We’re worried that the laws you are all dutifully enforcing are killing thousands of young men and women in America and around the world who’s only crime was crossing a line we drew ourselves. In essence, we’re scared to say we were wrong. That we made a huge mistake and now we’ve got to back peddle. Which will cost thousands and thousands, possibly even millions of people their jobs and livelihood. We’re afraid that we messed up so badly that pulling back now would cost too much and we’d rather keep moving forward. The problem is, we can’t. We can’t move forward when something is doing the very opposite of what it’s suppose to be accomplishing. Morally, we can’t let this go on if it’s true. We can’t just duck our heads and tell ourselves it’s the cost of waging a war.

This is us, saying we might have made a mistake… In fact, it looks like we did. In fact, the only people who don’t think so are still only reading your reports and the news. They’re not reading the facts themselves, they’re only hearing the facts that are reported. They’re not listening to both sides of the story – yet. Now that news organizations are picking up stories trending on social media, we’re bringing the story to them. The other side of the story. This is happening. You can hope the focus will shift, that the news reports will find something else to report on to take our attention away, but those days are nearing an end. The internet exists for those people who don’t forget and now it’s leaking into the news. My unsolicited advice to you is to stop fighting it and let us exam the departments. Regardless of the how it ends, how many people lose their job or the economy falls out, if it ends with a reduced rate in crime, if it ends with our cities, our streets, houses, brothers and sisters, friends, cousins… our sons and daughters being safer. Would you not have it any other way? Would you rather continue existing in this dichotomous relationship or accomplish what you were created for?

I’m not saying we know the solution to the problem with drugs. Let’s be clear, we understand there is a real threat with drugs, drug use and dependency, and in no way are we suggesting drugs be made legal overnight. As someone who has seen first hand the destruction that comes from drug addiction, I’m not suggesting we legalize hard core drugs or anything of the nature. What we are saying is that what is being done right now isn’t working and that we have to stop if what we’re doing is actually making the problem worse.

Further more I’m an adult, I can educate myself. The belief that whatever is illegal must be bad for me is turning into a myth. That’s not always the case. Would it not be better to treat us like adults and inform us of the dangers of drugs. No bullshit, don’t tell me crack is just as dangerous and marijuana, but give me the facts. And let me decide for myself, as an adult, what I will and won’t put into my own body after you’ve given me all the facts, from both sides. Perhaps the war should be fought with information rather than militarizing our police force. Take a look at how the “war” on tobacco played out. The rate of smokers started declining once the public was made fully aware of the dangers of smoking. We could learn from this.

I know this is long winded and getting length, but I need to address one last thing. Right now you are in the limelight and are accused of being racist. You are adamant that you are not racist but we are seeing patterns that resemble racism, which is handy because now we can say you are all racist and that is the problem with the high incarceration of African Americans. It’s convenient to believe that the reason we are seeing reports of young black men being killed by police officers are because you are all racist. In reality, the truth might be much closer to us not wanting to admit we put in place laws that lead to thousands of unjust imprisonments and even deaths. It’s so convenient to throw the blame on the police force rather than admit we are also responsible.

One of us is wrong but quite possible both of us are wrong. I know what’s being reported on in the news is suggesting racism in the police force, but what might actually be happening is that our laws unfairly target low-income families by providing a high incentive to deal drugs. We know statistically a majority of minorities are low-income families, which would explain their higher crime rate. Our laws artificially make it look like low-income families commit the majority of the crime by making something that should never be illegal a crime. This would explain why it looks like racism to us, but, as you are say, isn’t.

So it’s best for us both to face the music. To admit, we may have been wrong in supporting and enforcing the war on drugs. That are methods are wrong and counterproductive. That we all may be responsible for the countless and needless deaths and convictions not only of drug users but from what capitulated from us making them illegal in the first place. We might have made a mistake, and if we did we need to admit it, and prepare for the consequences that will follow. It may mean thousands of convicted “criminals” going free while thousands of police officers and law enforcement agencies lose their job. It doesn’t sound pretty when you say it, but if keeping those people’s job came at the expensive of putting innocent people’s lives behind bars… Is there even a choice?

So I get it, it’s a difficult situation for you to be. Again, I would not want to be you. However, now do you see where we’re coming from? We don’t feel protect anymore, we don’t feel safe. And when the people who are supposed to make you safe, start making you feel in danger… now that’s terrifying.

Sincerely,

A very concerned citizen

By Douhaz , Posted here at bad cop no donut

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/comments/3d4u1j/an_open_letter_to_the_us_police_force_why_america/

NYPD sergeant suspended after allegedly throwing semen on female co-worker he was ‘enamored’ with, sources say

“An NYPD sergeant has been suspended after a co-worker claimed he threw semen on her inside of police headquarters, police sources said Tuesday.

The sergeant, identified as Michael Iscenko, 54, allegedly tossed semen on the unidentified woman near a freight elevator at 1 Police Plaza, according to the reports.

The victim — who worked with Iscenko in the Organized Crime Control Bureau — reported the recent incident immediately after it happened, police sources said.

The substance that was splattered on her was tested and determined to be semen, a police source said. It had not yet been determined if it was Iscenko’s semen.

Iscenko had previously told the co-worker he liked her, a police source said.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-sergeant-allegedly-threw-semen-coworker-sources-article-1.2284889

A hero in blue

A sworn officer of the court whose testimony will be taken as fact over that of a citizen

A man worthy of promotion to sergeant

Do you get it yet?

These people are like the brown shirts in Germany

They are liars, thugs, sadists and abusers on a power trip

They are not Andy Griffith

They are in fact, according to statistics published by the purple berets, 4 times more likely to be domestic abusers

They are also much less likely to be charged

Remember this the next time you look at one

Remember this when you hear about a “Sworn officer of the courts” testimony

But, on the upside at least he went home safe

Right?

Detroit crime drops as cops on the street hit 100 year low

Posted by Deborah Lee Jarrett

“Detroit crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Detroit for 2015 is expected to be lower than in 2012.” City rating.com

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Police Department is suffering from its worst manpower shortage in nearly a century.

There are currently fewer officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s. At one point, the Detroit police force was over 5,000. Today, the force is just 1,590 officers strong — and not all of those are on the street.

The city has lost nearly half its patrol officers since 2000 and ranks have shrunk by 37 percent in the past three years alone, according to the Detroit News. It’s so bad that precincts are reportedly left with only one squad car at times.

“This is a crisis, and the dam is going to break,” Mark Diaz, president of the Detroit Police Officers Association, told the newspaper. “It’s a Catch-22: I know the city is broke, but we’re not going to be able to build up a tax base of residents and businesses until we can provide a safe environment for them.”

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/07/09/detroit-has-fewest-cops-patrolling-streets-in-nearly-100-years/

Police killings, abuse , beatings, lying and graft are also at an all time low

The “Heroes in blue” should just stay home and let us, the citizens, handle things

They are supposed to be public servants after all and not street warriors, armed to the teeth with military gear

Maybe a little more public service and a little less “Crime fighting” would be beneficial

The local P.D’s have become self serving, self perpetuating bureaucracies that serve no one but themselves

Their main goal has become revenue enhancement which serves only to grow their force

The Detroit P.D. is crying now because they  can’t afford more guns on the street even as crime drops

If you have any doubt whatsoever about the character Detroit cops or cops in general just google “Detroit cop arrested”

The cops are as much criminals as those that they purport to stop