Lying cop on trial after pepper spraying and kicking handcuffed man who gave him the finger

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By Matt Miller | mmiller@pennlive.com
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on February 14, 2017 at 5:28 PM, updated February 15, 2017 at 12:34 PM

“State Trooper Ryan Luckenbaugh stepped way over a legal line when he kicked a handcuffed Harrisburg activist in the face during a May 2015 confrontation in the city, a prosecutor told a Dauphin County jury Tuesday afternoon.

Then, Luckenbaugh compounded his crime by lying repeatedly on an affidavit that unjustly sent Christopher Sienneck to county prison for two weeks simply for flashing his middle finger at the cops, Senior Deputy District Attorney Stephen Zawisky said.

“This case is about an abuse of police power,” Zawisky said as Luckenbaugh’s trial on assault and official oppression charges opened.

That fateful kick was even filmed by the dash camera on a police cruiser, he said. “You’re going to see the kick on video,” Zawisky promised the jurors.

Things aren’t so straightforward, however, Defense Attorney Edward Spreha Jr. countered.

“I’m not going to stand here before you and say (Luckenbaugh) acted 100 percent appropriately on that night,” Spreha said. “He is going to admit that things should have been done differently.”

Still, he insisted Luckenbaugh’s acts “didn’t his to the level of criminal activity.”

Spreha called Siennick “the local leftist” and insisted he was “looking for a reaction” from the police. It was Siennick, he said, who ran when Luckenbaugh and his partner, Trooper Michael Trotta, approached him at Second and Locust streets.

“He escalated the situation,” Spreha said of Siennick.

Zawisky saw that differently. He said there was no reason for Luckenbaugh and Trotta – who was later fired over other misconduct allegations – to even be in the city around 2:30 a.m. on May 16, 2015. They decided to cruise in the Second Street area because they knew the bars were closing on Restaurant Row, the DA said, and “They went there looking for action.”

When they first encountered Siennick, he was skateboarding down the street in the wrong direction, the prosecutor said. He said that even though Siennick flashed the troopers his middle finger as he passed them “that is protected speech.”

Yet their dash cam recorded Luckenbaugh saying “Oh, that’s going to be a BPR,” meaning an incident that would prompt an internal affairs investigation by state police, Zawisky said.

Luckenbaugh would later claim in Siennicks’s arrest warrant that Siennick ignored his verbal commands to get off the street, and that Siennick hit or threw something at his cruiser, the prosecutor said. The dash cam recording shows both of those accusations are deliberate lies, he said.

That recording also shows what happened after the troopers chased, Tased, pepper sprayed and handcuffed Siennick and sat him on the curb in front of their cruiser, Zawisky said. He said Siennick was irate, was calling the cops “fascists” and “pigs” and was spitting in reaction to the pepper spray.

When Siennick got some spittle on Luckenbaugh’s shoes, the trooper said, “Spit on this and he kicked him in the face,” Zawisky said. “Certainly, Trooper Luckenbaugh knew he couldn’t kick a handcuffed man in the head.”

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/02/he_kicked_him_in_the_face_da_s.html?platform=hootsuite

These crimes are like rape

They are about power and control

And these sociopaths will lie, cheat and steal to cover their crimes up

See a cop coming your way?

Your life and freedom is in danger any time you have contact with them

“So, don’t give a cop the finger!”

That is a bullshit answer to cover for the actions of a scumbag abuser

It’s the same as “Don’t make me hit you, Darlene !”

There is no blaming the victim here

It is the fault solely of the psychopath with the handcuffs and gun

Now it is all about video

A few years ago and this degenerate would have walked

Good riddance to you and any more like you

Florida cop covered up for Buddy in murder plot against 79 year old

“SARASOTA, FL — As one former Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputy stands accused of trying to kill a 79-year-old woman, another deputy now faces charges for allegedly covering up evidence related to the crime. The arrest of Deputy Carson Lee Plank, 23, was announced by the sheriff’s office Thursday.

Plank, a one-year veteran of the agency, “lied to detectives during the criminal investigation surrounding ex-employee Frankie Bybee,” the sheriff’s office wrote in an email to media.

Carson, the sheriff’s office said, was one of the first deputies to arrive on the scene after the elderly woman reported the murder attempt on Jan. 12. When Carson was questioned by detectives about what she found at the scene, she told them she “didn’t see anything out of the ordinary at the victim’s home,” the email said. Carson also denied having contact with Bybee since he was placed on administrative leave Dec. 20.


See also: Ex-Deputy Accused Of Attempted Murder Faces New Charges


The sheriff’s office said detectives interviewed Plank again on Jan. 19. She told a different story during that interview, the agency alleges.

“Plank admitted to locating and photographing with a cellular phone, a blood droplet with human hair, at the victim’s home on January 12,” the agency said in a media release. “Plank did not submit the photograph as evidence and following the January 12 incident, contacted Bybee to make him aware of the questions detectives asked her related to the attempted murder allegations. Phone records later obtained by detectives confirmed the communication between Plank and Bybee.”

http://patch.com/florida/sarasota/2nd-sarasota-deputy-arrested-attempted-murder-investigation

Go figure……

Yet another bad apple

How long is that narrative going to hold up?

We should all feign shock that a cop lied on his report

Just like story after story after story

Sorry guys, no default hero status for you anymore

No more assumption of thruthfulness

The balance is tilting as more and more law abiding citizens see you for what you are

Welcome to the cell phone age and the age of the dash cam

And by the way

I am so glad that I can help

 

To perve :Cop busted for producing obscene material with dog

 

“A Harris County sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after a shocking allegation and an obscenity charge, authorities said on Monday.

“The allegation involves production of obscene material that includes sexual contact with a dog,” said Dane Schiller, a spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Andrew Sustaita Jr., a six-year veteran of the force, was relieved of duty after his arrest for the state jail felony, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Sustaita, who was most recently assigned to the Crime Control Division, was identified as a suspect after investigators found out about obscene online material coming from an account based in Harris County. ”

“The Sheriff’s Office’s High Tech Crime Unit investigated the case and determined that Sustaita was allegedly involved in producing the obscene online material.

“The possession of obscene and illicit material is made even more troubling when a Sheriff’s Office employee is found to be involved,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a statement.”

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Sheriff-s-deputy-facing-felony-obscenity-charge-10845877.php?platform=hootsuite

So, here is the point:

One day before Officer scumbag got arrested

He was full fledged LEO

He was a sworn officer of the state and the court

He could decide whether to arrest you

Or whether you lived or died

You never know who the man behind the badge and gun is

He could be a hero

Or a despicable pervert

Next time you look at a cop

Think of this guy

There is no default “Hero” status

Hero is deed

Not dress

….Poor doggy

Poll: 93% Of Officers Fear For Their Safety While On The Job

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“Most police officers believe their job has become more dangerous in light of recent fatal encounters between cops and black people, a poll reveals.

A Pew Research poll released Wednesday surveyed 8,000 male and female officers across the country to get their opinions on policing, the recent protests against officers and their thoughts on using force against civilians.

Eighty-six percent of officers surveyed said the recent high-profile encounters between police and black people have made their jobs more difficult. Only 12 percent believed the encounters did not make a difference.

In light of these encounters, 93 percent of officers are also more fearful for their safety while on the job.

Seventy-six percent of officers said they were more unwilling to use force when necessary, while 72 percent are less willing to stop and question someone who seems suspicious.

Officers also gave their thoughts on the protests surrounding fatal police shootings. Sixty-eight percent of cops believe the protests are due to an anti-police bias. Only 10 percent think that the protesters really want police to be responsible for their actions.

When it comes to the job, some of the officers expressed frustrations with being a cop. Fifty-one percent said being a cop vexed them, while 56 said they had become more callous because of the job. About 66 percent of officers described being verbally abused while on the job by a citizen.”

 http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/11/poll-93-of-officers-fear-for-their-safety-while-on-the-job/#ixzz4VTsN0m6U
So let’s make a correlation here
Police deaths were at an all time low at the beginning of 2015
Deaths of citizens killed by police were at an all time high
Now there are record breaking shootings of police
Could the two be related?
C’mon, it’s not rocket science

The thin blue line: Welcome to 2017

Times they are a changin and that’s for sure

The people that you are sworn to serve and protect have had enough

They have had enough lies

Enough abuse of power, false testimony and physical abuses

Enough swaggering bravado, hiding behind a badge and a force of 400 other men

Enough of citizens being shot down like dogs every time a cop quakes with fear

Welcome to 2017 and the times that will be changin

Every move you make will be recorded and played back when your sworn testimony differs

Everything you do will be watched and judged by the people who pay you

Even now, tens of thousands of videos of abuse, beatings and killing are played every year

Every year they are watched by the masses; men women and children who are appalled and horrified by what you are capable of

Welcome to 2017 when your default hero status is stripped away

Welcome to the beginning of the age when all you can incite is fear

But not respect

When your every indiscretion is recorded

Times they are a changin

And believe me

I will do my part to help make them change

See what happens when you abuse a law abiding citizen?

See what happens when you lie?

I hope you enjoy the fruits of your actions

 

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/

 

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.