Baton rouge police being sued for mistreatment of protesters

July 13 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. — The ACLU of Louisiana and other local groups filed a lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies Wednesday, CBS affiliate WAFB reported.

The police have come under fire for tactics they used on protesters over the weekend. Over a three-day period, police arrested about 200 people.

The suit alleges that officers used excessive force, wrongful arrests, and both physical and verbal abuse to break up the protests.

The groups have reportedly collected eyewitness accounts that describe the actions of police in full riot gear with assault rifles. The reports claim that the police lunged and grabbed at protesters, throwing them down to the ground.

The governor has defended the police, calling their response “moderate.”

Alison Renee McCrary, the president of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, stated in a news release that she witnessed the demonstrators being attacked and arrested firsthand. She said that she saw “assault weapons pointed at [the protestors] with fingers on the triggers, some dragged across the cement, their clothes ripped off of them.”

“What I saw happening was an immediate threat to life,” McCrary said in the release. “My and other demonstrators’ speech was chilled because of this event.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/aclu-other-groups-sue-baton-rouge-police-over-alton-sterling-protests/?platform=hootsuite

And what do you know?

A week later someone opens fire on them

Somewhere do they see a link between their behavior and this recent spate of cop shootings?

Not just the killing of people “Resisting” but the outright maltreatment and abuse of their fellow citizens

This has all crossed the line now and what follows, for both sides, is going to be cause and effect

Buckle up folks, the ride is just beginning

Slain Baton rouge officer : “I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me”

 

“BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Two weeks before he was killed on the job, Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson wrote on Facebook what it was like to be black and a cop.

Jackson, 32, was killed along with police officer Matthew Gerald and sheriff’s deputy Brad Garafola on Sunday morning in Baton Rouge by Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri. Long, who was wearing body armor and carrying a rifle, wounded three others before he was killed by police. The killings completed a circle of violence involving police across the country that began when two white Baton Rouge police officers shot and killed Alton Sterling, a black man selling CDs in a parking lot, on July 5.

Two days later, black militant Micah Johnson shot and killed five white police officers in apparent revenge for Sterling’s death and that of Philando Castile, who was also killed by police.

That was the week Jackson was reflecting on when he took to Facebook.

“I’ve experienced so much in my short life and the past 3 days have tested me to the core,” he wrote. “I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me. In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/17/slain-baton-rouge-cop-haunting-final-facebook-post-please-don-t-let-hate-infect-your-heart.html

“I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me”

Short answer: No

They don’t love you

They view you as a direct threat to themselves and their liberty

You are not looked at as a hero

You are viewed as a thug, an abuser, a perjurer

Were you those things?

Who knows , and at this point it doesn’t matter

You have been colored by your fellow officers

You are viewed through the tainted lens of their actions

Their behavior has in fact cost you your life

There is a collective dissonance happening right now with police nationwide

And every day that goes by, every killing, every abuse helps to order that into a clear and cognitive recognition of an out of control police state

Does the city love you?

Maybe it would have in the day and age that presaged the cell phone video

Maybe then you could have claimed to be one of the heroes risking your life every day to keep anarchy at bay

But in this day all people see are videos of abuse and killing

Day in and day out

Cops beating people

Lying

And worse

And yet Montrell puts out the plea “Don’t let hate infect your heart”

But that is not up to us

That is up to your fellow officers

There is only so much abuse that will be put up with before the abused strike back

If you want the love of the city then you can’t allow the abuses to continue even if you don’t perpetrate them

Because in the end you will have to pay for those abuses

As you did

 

 

 

From the Cato institue

Nine reports from the CATO institute police misconduct site

Entries are always updated here 2 to 3 times a week

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, July 11, 2016:

  • New York, New York: The City paid a man $75,000 for an unlawful arrest during which an officer allegedly used a racial slur. ow.ly/TGlB3026m8j
  • Broward County, Florida: A deputy was arrested on multiple drug charges and for leaving the scene of an accident. ow.ly/OPCq3026ncC
  • Cass County, North Dakota: A deputy was arrested for DUI in Barnes County. ow.ly/S3Jx30288TT
  • Alpharetta, Georgia: An officer was arrested for BWI after a boating accident that resulted in serious injury on Lake Lanier. ow.ly/wyzf3026pbe
  • Fargo, North Dakota: An officer was arrested for DUI. ow.ly/isR03026pkN
  • Westminster, South Carolina: An officer was arrested for second-degree domestic violence. ow.ly/sBuN3026pHt
  • San Diego, California: An officer was arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend while they were in a bar district. ow.ly/sjUQ3026pN7
  • Columbus, Mississippi: An officer was suspended for four months for attacking a woman for personal reasons while on duty. ow.ly/RJH43026pYf
  • Jackson, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and holding her against her will. According to the report, the officer has a lengthy disciplinary record. ow.ly/g5Dq3026qae
  • http://www.policemisconduct.net/

Hernando county sheriff’s Dept.

I was listening to a spokesman from the HCSO on the way to work this morning.

He was talking about how tough their job was, especially with all of the anti police protests going on

He went on to say what stand up guys they all were and when there was a bad one it was (Get this) 1 in 10,000

Wow! The best of the best right?

Well, try this

Go to google and put in “Hernando county deputy arrested” and see what pops up

Wow again!

To be 1 in 10,000 they must have a police force of a million men

Theft, drugs, abuse, kidnapping

In 2015 they had 4 deputies arrested in one month

One of those was for burning the genitals of his girlfriends boy with a hairdryer

Another was for stealing from a fallen officers fund

Such noble heroes, I know

I personally heard a conversation with one trying to shake someone down on the side of the road

He kept telling her that if she paid the bond right there it would be cheaper than if she went to jail

He kept insisting that he was trying to help her out and save her money

And of course it had to be cash

Yep, 1 in 10,000

Excuse me if I am a little skeptical

Dallas police shootings: You brought it on yourselves

The arrogant badged and vested thugs that patrol our streets and neighborhoods thought that they had an un-ending license to lie, steal and kill

But their is a point where the citizenry will have had enough and fear of repercussion will be outweighed by outrage

Time after time under cover of blue and badge, LEO nationwide have abused their power

What you see in Dallas is one group of those abused citizens saying that they have had enough

The way they see it war has been declared on them and in return

They now make war themselves

In Dallas, in New York and I am sure more places to come this is going to be happening

All I can say to the cops

Is what I said before

You brought it all on yourselves

Dallas police shooting: No heroes here

Chicagoland hero in blue tipped off drug dealers, sold marijuana and stole evidence

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Hero cop

BY ANGEL SIERRA

“CHICAGO – A former Rock Falls detective was tipping off drug dealers, selling marijuana, and stealing from the police department’s evidence locker, investigators say.

The state attorney general’s office today revealed details of Veronica Jaramillo’s indictment, and of the charges facing the three they say are her co-conspirators.

Jaramillo, 43, of Sterling, already accused of stealing money from an evidence vault and official misconduct in a separate case, now also is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison; and possession of marijuana, conspiracy, and four counts of official misconduct, each punishable by 2 to 5 years.

Click here for more details on the first case, and here for more details on the latter.

She is free on $20,000 bond in the first case, and has a hearing July 28 in Lee County Court on the new charges.

In a news release this afternoon, prosecutors said Jaramillo leaked information of a pending investigation into Jody Canas, 44, of Sterling, Rickey L. Richardson, 52, of Harmon, and Lynn H. Robinett, 45 of Dixon, who were planning to sell drugs.

Richardson, who was arrested June 14, is charged with delivery of cocaine, 15 to 100 grams, punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison, and two counts of delivery of cocaine, 5 to 15 grams, punishable by 4 to 15 years. His bond information was not available.

Robinett, also arrested June 14, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, punishable by 3 to 7 years, and conspiracy/possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, punishable by 2 to 5 years. He posted bond, but details were not yet available.

Canas, whose live-in girlfriend, Violeta “Violet” Jaramillo, 46, is Veronica Jaramillo’s sister, was indicted by a state grand jury June 10 on six counts of drug possession, delivery, and conspiracy. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

He is in Lee County Jail on $200,000 bond; a bond reduction hearing is July 11.

No further information was released.

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How about that?

Now those are some heroes simply by default

Thank God that this rotten bunch of losers goes home safe at night

What would the world do without this thin blue line to fend off anarchy?

Well, now they have joined a new club ,the big fat orange line

They should feel right at home

Next time a cop pulls a self righteous attitude on you

Maybe you should wonder what he is doing in his off time