Hero cop has medal rescinded when leaked dash cam video shows him shoot man on his knees in the back

October 10, 2016 The free thought project

“Birmingham, AL — In May 2015, officer Daniel Aguirre was given a Combat Cross Medal after he said in a police report that he successfully fended off a struggle in which he and his partner were in danger. However, someone on the inside leaked Dashcam footage showing Aquirre shooting a man in the back as he lay prostrate on his hands and knees. Still, Birmingham police charged their victim, Aubrey Williams, with attempted murder.

But, last week, after spending more than a year in jail for a crime he never committed, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office finally showed a semblance of logic and dropped the charges against Williams.

“After an extensive review of all the evidence in this case, the state is unable to meet the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” according to the press release issued by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office late Friday.

“This man stayed in jail for more than a year and a half on some trumped up charges by these Birmingham police officers,” Anthony said. “Not all police officers are bad, but when they make a mistake they should own up to it,” he said, according to AL.com.

According to the entirely fabricated police report, Aguirre began to struggle with a man named Aubrey Williams who pulled a gun and pointed it at his partner officer Richard Haluska. When he ordered the man to drop his gun, the suspect then pointed his gun at Aguirre. Aguirre fired and struck the suspect.

Newspapers reported on it, and the local media hailed Aguirre as a hero. However, the dashcam video of the incident was released in November that contradicted Aquirre’s claims. Immediately after the dashcam was released, Aguirre was stripped of his medal. However, the department still pursued murder charges against a man innocent of murder — and neither of the cops was disciplined for lying.

On April 24, 2014, Aguirre and Haluska were in search of suspects involved in a robbery when they encountered Aubrey Williams and Devon Brown. That much of the story is true.

But the dashcam video shows what really happened after the encounter. A struggle ensued and Haluska had Brown under control when Aquirre approached Williams, who was on his hands and knees.

Aguirre then unnecessarily feared for his life and fired two rounds into a man complying with his orders, on his hands and knees.

Williams wasn’t pointing the gun at anyone, and the department had to have known this, but they gave Aguirre the award anyway.

The dashcam was leaked to AL.com from a confidential source inside the department. After it had been posted on their website, the department had no choice but to issue a statement saying they are taking back the award.

“In regards to the officer involved shooting that took place on April 24, 2014, the award is rescinded until further review by the Awards Committee,”  said Officer Lt. Sean Edwards at 10:57 p.m. last November.

Aguirre’s attorney issued a statement to AL.com on Saturday.

“Officer Aguirre stands firm on the justification for having to use lethal force in this instance,” Aguirre’s attorney, Scott Morro, stated. “Officers are called upon to make split second decision with regard to their own safety and the safety of others. Ultimately those who decide to prosecute or not do so after scrutinizing much more information then what the officer on the scene has. Officer Aguirre has no control over those prosecuting decisions.”

“Any suggestion by anyone that officer Aguirre is a “bad cop” is completely and utterly false and defamatory,” Morro wrote.

Apparently, according to Morro, ‘good cops’ lie on police reports and receive medals for shooting non-threatening men in the back.

“This video provides evidence that Police Officer Daniel Aguirre shot Aubrey Williams twice despite the fact that Williams was on his hands and knees and not in a position to fire a weapon,” Frank James Matthews of the Outcast Voters League said in a statement in November. “It is clear that the Birmingham Police Department attempted to prevent the release of this footage, and it seems that Officer Aguirre’s actions were rewarded based on outright lies.”
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/53140-2/#Ev6VJVPmK8vioxLR.99

And here is the best part:
The cops had the video the whole time
That’s right, these degenerates knew the truth all along
They sat on that dash cam video
And let the guy who got shot go to jail for over a year
Just a few bad apples, right?
Most of them are stand up honest guys, right?
Until you have a whole P.D. that covers something like this up
Now that we live in the video age it is becoming harder and harder to sell the whole
“Few bad apples” narrative
There is a very good chance that any time you have contact with police
Your life is in danger
Who is behind that gun?
Officer friendly, sworn to serve and protect?
Or some malicious psychopath who wears a badge and a gun
for a lot darker reasons?
If you get pulled over somewhere on a  lonely highway
you should hope it is not the latter
You can see from the video above that even complying won’t save you

From the CATO institute: Worst police misconduct for Sept. 2016

Worst of the Month — September

“For September, we have selected the Connecticut State Troopers who were caught on tape harassing a protester and fabricating charges against him.

According to news reports, Michael Picard was protesting near a DUI checkpoint.  He had his cell phone camera out and was recording the scene.  When a trooper noticed what he was doing, he angrily approached Picard and seized his phone saying it was illegal to record him.  This is when things got interesting.  Unbeknownst to the trooper, Picard’s cell phone was still recording as the trooper went back to his patrol car to confer with his colleagues.  The troopers were anxious to “hit” Picard with some kind of charge, but they became frustrated with their options.  Picard had a firearm, but a valid concealed carry permit.  Picard did record them with his cell phone, but that’s legal too.  What to do?  To “cover their ass,” they decide to fabricate a story that several citizens were complaining about Picard’s supposedly “disruptive actions,” but these “witnesses” did not want to stay on the scene, so the troopers had to take action on their own.

The charges against Picard were quickly dismissed.  The ACLU has now filed a lawsuit on behalf of Picard.

The cell phone recording of the incident can be found here.  Because the phone is evidently sitting on the roof of the patrol car, the value is in what can be heard, not seen. Listen and decide for yourself.”

And here is CATO’s website, an invaluable resource : http://www.policemisconduct.net/

 

2 Police Officers Are Shot and Killed in Palm Springs, Calif.

“The police in Palm Springs, Calif., are mourning two officers who were shot and killed on Saturday while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance. One of the victims was a young mother and the other a veteran months away from retirement.

Dozens of law enforcement officers converged on the scene, where a third officer had been wounded, to help search for the gunman.

“I am awake in a nightmare right now,” said Chief Bryan Reyes of the Palm Springs Police Department.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which took over the case, said on Sunday that a suspect, John Felix, 26, of Palm Springs, had been arrested.

The police said that Mr. Felix had been injured while exchanging gunfire with the officers, but that his injuries were not life-threatening and that he was being treated at a local hospital. Mr. Felix will be charged with two counts of murder of a peace officer, the police said.

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Jose Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny. Credit Palm Springs Police Department

The Los Angeles Times reported that Mr. Felix had a criminal record. He was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in 2009 and sentenced to two years in prison.

The episode began shortly after noon on Saturday when a woman called the police about her adult son.

Three officers — Jose Gilbert Vega, 63; Lesley Zerebny, 27; and a man whose identity has not been released — responded to the call. A person at the house refused to open the front door and threatened to shoot them through it, Chief Reyes said.

Within 10 minutes, shots had been fired and all three officers had been hit.

“It was a simple family disturbance and he elected to open fire,” Chief Reyes said.”

The rest here:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/us/palm-springs-police-officers-shot.html

Now it’s starting to get dangerous out there

“It was a simple family disturbance and he elected to open fire,”

You never know when someone has had enough

The old “They risk their lives every day” might actually become truth

Police fatalities up to 2016 have been at historic lows

It as actually more dangerous to be a bartender than a cop

But times they are A-changin’

Stop resisting! Cop charged with rape and sexual assault after pulling women over

Alex Sheyn police police car flashing lights siren
What you don’t want to see on a dark highway

10-6-16

 

The next time that you hear someone say that something bad happened because they resisted police, forward them this story.

Both women involved in this were pulled over for simple traffic stops.

Both women , I am sure, thought that everything was going to be just fine because they had done nothing wrong

Well they found out differently when they encountered officer Odom who’s story I have chronicled below

Don’t look at the badge, look at who is behind the badge

Spring Hill TN- Story by DLJ

On 10-3 2016

A Spring hill police officer was charged with rape, sexually battery and official misconduct after a grand jury issued an indictment.

The indictment stems from two alleged incidents in June and July of 2016 when Officer Christopher Odom, 26 pulled over two separate women and assaulted them.

Following reports of the assaults he was placed on administrative leave and later fired Odom was a three year veteran of the force

Odom has been charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual battery and two counts of official misconduct.

After his arrest he was transported to the Maury county jail and booked. His bond was set at $75,000 and there is no word as to whether he was released.

 

 

 

 

WATCH: Los Angeles Deputies Caught on Video Conspiring to Fabricate Citations on Man after Threatening to Kill him

“Do not fucking reach!” an enraged Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy shouted after pulling out his gun on a licensed private investigator sitting in his car in a residential neighborhood working on a case.

But all Ken Sheppard was doing was reaching towards his ear to remove his cell phone ear piece in order to better hear the deputy.

However, that was enough to make deputy Tai Plunkett fear for his life where he kept the gun pointed at Sheppard’s head with trembling hands in a surreal scene seemingly out of a movie.

“Man, you need to put your weapon down,” Sheppard replied, remaining surprisingly composed.

Another deputy walked up and Sheppard addressed her, hoping she would diffuse the situation.

“Deputy, he’s got a weapon pointed at my head, I haven’t done a thing,” he told deputy Caroline Rodriguez.

But she also pulled out her gun, further escalating the situation.

More deputies arrived, including Sergeant Hollis, who eventually got Plunkett to lower his weapon, but only after ordering Sheppard out the car so he could be frisked and handcuffed.

They also searched his vehicle without a warrant.

When realizing Sheppard was breaking no law, the deputies then conspired to fabricate vehicular citations against him to justify Plunkett’s reckless threat to kill him.”

The rest of the story and the video is here: https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/10/05/los-angeles-deputies-caught-on-video-conspiring-to-fabricate-citations-on-man-after-threatening-to-kill-him/

Yeah those are some real tough guys there.

He was shaking like he was going to pee himself because he was so pumped up on adrenaline

Do you see anything here that says “Serve and protect?”

I don’t

I see a man getting close to losing his life

Guys like that cop are real bad asses when they have the drop on someone unarmed and 4 other cops to back them up

Hero?

Seriously, how would you like this guy to pull your husband or wife or brother over?

That badge and uniform mean absolutely nothing

Any encounter with an armed person puts your life at risk

Next time you see a cop remember this

It could be this guy right here that you are dealing with

 

 

Video: John Oliver, Police are the problem

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” looked at police accountability following the wake of countless police-related shootings. As Oliver noted, “I literally can’t mention them all.”

But Oliver points out that this is more than just a matter of police departments having a “few bad apples.”

“There are nearly 18,000 different police departments in America, and they are not great at reporting or sharing data,” Oliver said.

In the segment, there’s video of FBI Director James Comey stating that there are no records kept in the country of how many people have been shot by police.

Because of that, Oliver points to one researcher who gathered information on police shootings via Google alerts. His research found that out of 1,000 police shootings since 2005, only 77 officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter and to date only 26 have been convicted.

Only 26 convictions seems extremely low. Oliver shows how that’s possible with less than objective investigations by internal affairs and even some officers deleting past incidents from their official police files. Or if an officer has an incident at a department that will hurt them in the future, they may simply resign and move to another police department. This is done so much that the practice has a name in law enforcement: “gypsy cops.”

Video with the story here: http://www.businessinsider.com/john-oliver-police-accountability-2016-10

And now people are starting to shoot back

The ones who claimed that they are heroes because “They put their lives on the line every day” are singing a different story

Now that the risk is actually there P.D.s across the country have sudden short falls in man power

All of a sudden no one wants to be a hero and they are a bunch of frightened rabbits

Even the Houston police chief retired after his P.D. got shot up

Now it would seem would be a good time for the few good apples out there to try and change the trajectory of this

If they can’t and their scumbag counter parts are allowed to continue reigning

Then there is going to be unrest on a scale not seen in decades

You brought this on yourselves

Only you can change it