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    by Published on 06-08-2016 11:57 AM

    A SHOT TO THE HEART
    Tased in the Chest for 23 Seconds, Dead for 8 Minutes, Now Facing a Lifetime of Recovery

    by Nick Berardini, Matt Stroud
    June 7 2016




    THE SENTENCING HEARING began with a surprise. Timothy Runnels, a 32-year-old former Independence, Missouri, police officer, sat at a large, rectangular defense table inside Courtroom 8B at the Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, late last month. He was waiting to learn his fate after pleading guilty to a federal crime he committed almost two years ago, on September 14, 2014. Judge Dean Whipple had not yet watched the government’s key piece of evidence — a dashboard video — because he wanted to do so with attorneys present to make arguments. Today the video, which had never been played in any public setting, would be played in open court. Even the victim, 18-year-old Bryce Masters, had seen it only once.

    As the video opens we see a gray Pontiac enter the frame, and Bryce’s dad, Matt, put his hand on his son’s knee. His mom, Stacy, folded her arms, clutching a tissue. Tears began to form in both his parents’ eyes, anticipating what everyone else in the room was about to see. Unfazed, Bryce leaned his 6-foot-1-inch frame forward, his eyes focused on the makeshift projector. He knew this piece of evidence absolved him of any wrongdoing.

    In the video, Runnels pulls Bryce over and approaches the car. He tells Bryce to get out but doesn’t give a reason. Bryce repeatedly asks if he is under arrest. Runnels says, “You’re under arrest. Get your ass out of the car,” and attempts to pull him out by force. He then tases Bryce for 23 seconds, handcuffs him, drags the boy’s body behind the car, and deliberately drops him face first onto the asphalt road. Runnels may not have known it at the time, but Bryce was going into cardiac arrest. When the loud thud of the drop boomed throughout the courtroom, gasps echoed out. One woman looked down and covered her eyes with her hand. A man said, “Oh, my god.” A police officer with the Kansas City Police Department quickly brought his fist to his mouth, turned to the man next to him, and whispered, “Jesus.” Even those sitting behind the defendant — a few friends, his wife, his family — gasped, as if the recording revealed a truth about Runnels they had never considered.

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    by Published on 06-27-2015 06:30 PM

    Donate here: https://secure.randpaul.com/?june-30&sr=rhf062615r1
    Fellow Conservative:

    The press is ready to write the stories about "inevitable" candidates and their special interest big bucks.

    A strong fundraising quarter will fire a shot across the bow of anyone who believes the Presidency is determined by "whose turn it is."

    And with polls showing me leading Hillary Clinton in Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania there is one question on everyone's mind...

    Do I have the grassroots muscle to win?

    Please chip in a contribution of $20.16 before the June 30th fundraising deadline to help to make the answer to that question a loud and clear "YES!"
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    by Published on 10-21-2014 05:26 AM



    http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/20/c...ice-car-video/
    Dog bites man, that's not news. Man bites dog, now that's news. Or so goes the old newspaper adage, and we see it manifested all the time. Take this latest video clip for example. While it wouldn't usually be news to see a cop pulling over a motorist, seeing a motorist pulling over a cop and asking to see ID is another matter entirely. continued...
    by Published on 10-13-2014 07:17 AM

    There's been a few things this year that have moved me to donate cash to people that have been victimized by the state.
    I'm a tightwad, this is new to me.
    But it makes me think, as a group we could really inflict some pain and suffering on the state. Think of Shaneen Allen. She had broad support, but some of that was RPF sending donations and hassling the prosecutor. She was probably saved of 3-10 years of jail time by people like you and I sending $10 and phoning the dirty rats in NJ.

    What are your top issues? Are there causes that you could really get behind to donate time or money?
    A RPF project could address a top issue by 1) identifying a top cause 2) defining a scope that RPF could accomplish 3) executing and 4) reporting results.

    Take the case of Baby Bou for instance. The 18 m/o baby boy was blown up in a SWAT raid. RPF is pretty good about bumping posts and maybe even sending a few bucks to help with medical expenses. But what about taking it a step further? Maybe buying a billboard to shame the Sheriff? What about organizing a protest to draw more media attention?

    Would you be interested? What are your top causes?
    by Published on 08-06-2014 09:50 AM

    My township just passed a 7.5 Mill millage, most of which goes to the police. In the days prior to the election I received a flyer in the mail from the township urging me to vote for the millage. This is in direct violation of MI campaign finance laws.
    How do I go about overturning this? I know the first step is to find that flyer!
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