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    "Why did you feel it necessary to unload 137 rounds, shooting your own selves in the process, when it appeared there was no weapon and no immediate threat?" - Mundane.

    "Well, you see, the two in question were dirtbags and better off dead, our officers did a good job, their safety trumps everything else, and $#@! YOU!. That's why." - Officer Friendly.



    Deadly police chase from Cleveland into East Cleveland brings questions, leaves families sorrowful

    Plain Dealer staff By Plain Dealer staff
    December 02, 2012 at 8:00 AM, updated December 03, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index..._river_default

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The car being chased by Cleveland police late Thursday night was owned by driver Timothy Russell, but whether pursuing officers knew who was behind the wheel — or that he had a lengthy criminal record — is now in question.

    East Cleveland police, who are investigating the incident that ended in their city with the shooting deaths of Russell and passenger Malissa Williams, say Cleveland police dispatchers identified ran the license plate for Russell during the course of a 25-minute chase through Cleveland, Bratenahl and East Cleveland.

    “I do not have direct information that the officers knew who was in the vehicle, but their dispatch did run the plate and provide the vehicle information to them during the pursuit,” East Cleveland Police Sgt. Scott Gardner said.

    But Jeffery Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, said at a news conference Saturday that pursuing officers did not know who was in the car at the time. Russell had a history of theft offenses, violent crime and, on two previous occasions, fleeing police — all since 1997, according to public records.

    Russell, who would have turned 44 on Dec. 9, and Williams, 30, died in a torrent of gunfire as 13 Cleveland police officers fired 137 rounds when the chase came to an end near an East Cleveland school. All 13 officers have been placed on paid leave.

    The apparent uncertainty over whether police knew who they were chasing is one among a multitude of questions hanging over the incident.

    There appear to be many others, including from why the officers fired at all — there was no gun was found in the car — to why they fired so many shots, to whether one of the suspects had first fired a gun, starting the chase in downtown Cleveland.

    The chase began about 10:30 p.m. Thursday near the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland when two officers heard a shot come from Russell’s car, Follmer said.

    The car fled the scene. Officers from Bratenahl, East Cleveland, the State Highway Patrol and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office joined in the pursuit.

    It ended on a dead-end access street in East Cleveland, near Heritage Middle School, where Russell “violently rammed a police car and almost struck an officer,” Follmer said.

    He said police can use deadly force when a suspect tries to use a vehicle as a weapon, even without shots fired at officers.

    Chatter on the police radio during the chase included the possibility a weapon was seen and thrown from Russell’s car, East Cleveland Police Chief Ralph Spotts said.

    But no shell casings were found in the car, and police did not find a gun or bullet or shell casings near the Justice Center.

    Gardner also said the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office will do a gunshot-residue test on the bodies to determine if either might have fired at police. That will not be completed until later in the week.

    The incident left Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath grasping for words Friday evening.

    “It’s really with a heavy heart. I can’t tell you how much this hurts the Cleveland Division of Police,” McGrath said at a news conference. “We work so hard. We worked so hard to make things good. Something like this, I’m not saying it makes us look bad because the investigation isn’t completed yet, but it’s a real challenge for us.”

    But Follmer said Saturday that McGrath should not comment on the shooting until the investigation is complete.

    Follmer said the police union was unnerved that McGrath called it a “very regrettable situation” that “hurts” his department.

    “I don’t understand where the bad guys aren’t still bad, and now it’s the police officers,” Follmer told reporters and off-duty officers and their families at the CPPA hall.

    “The officers involved are experienced and professional police officers,” he said. “For anyone who was not there to judge them without knowing all the facts, or to blame anyone else but the two occupants of that car for their own death, is ignorant and self-serving.

    “Our officers did a great job.”

    Details, meanwhile, on the lives of Russell and Williams remained thin apart from court and police documents — although Russell’s father, David, said Saturday that he was shocked that his son had been killed.

    Timothy Russell had been found guilty of domestic violence in Summit County, and had three convictions for receiving stolen property, one in Summit County and two in Cuyahoga. Russell also had four robbery convictions; Ohio law makes the distinction that robbery is any theft offense involving force or threat of force.

    One of the stolen-property offenses also carried a felony failure-to-comply charge, in Cuyahoga County in 2008. He also was found guilty of misdemeanor failure to comply in Mentor Municipal Court earlier this year.

    Failure to comply is often used when a motorist is fleeing from police. Russell’s license was suspended in the Mentor case, a penalty that would have been lifted today.

    Timothy Russell’s former wife sought and received the dissolution of their marriage in Summit County in 2000, while he was in prison.

    Malissa Williams, the other occupant of the car, had five drug-related convictions in Cuyahoga County between 2004 and 2008. During that time she was also charged with rape and attempted abduction. The rape charge was dropped when she pleaded guilty to the lesser attempted-abduction count.

    An online record does not carry details of that case., however.

    Few family members for either Russell or Williams have come forward, but Timothy Russell’s father said although he had not spoken with his son in recent days, “he was a good boy. All kids make you mad, but I taught him how to work. He worked. He went to church.

    “I wouldn’t believe he would have a gun, not even a knife,” David Russell said in a phone interview Saturday.

    “Everybody liked him. They couldn’t believe it was him. It’s pretty rough. It was a shock.”

    Williams’ aunt, Dorothy Sigelmier, said in a phone interview that she helped raise her niece, whom she described as having mental disorders.

    “Her mother had her when she was young,” Sigelmier said. “It’s been very hard for her. She had a hard life.

    “She was a good girl. She wouldn’t have had a gun. She didn’t even know how to use a gun.” 
    With Plain Dealer reporters Brandon Blackwell, James Ewinger and Tom Feran



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    “The officers involved are experienced and professional police officers,” he said
    That there is part of the problem. When you train and arm a bunch of thugs, it comes as no surprise when they become criminals themselves.
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    Here are the 19 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, November 29, 2012:

    ■Williams, Arizona: A police officer who used a chokehold on a handcuffed prisoner, and another officer who witnessed the incident, have resigned. The accused officer resigned after he was told he would be suspended; it is against police policy to put a chokehold on a handcuffed prisoner. The witnessing officer resigned after he made inconsistent statements in a separate case http://ow.ly/fECBM
    ■Boulder City, Nevada: The city council voted for an independent investigation into the police chief. He has been accused of trying to destroy public records. http://ow.ly/fEDav
    ■Seattle, Washington: The police have released a dash cam video showing an officer punching a suspect. The incident is still under investigation by detectives. http://ow.ly/fEDKq
    ■San Juan County, New Mexico: A lawsuit has been filed against six officers alleging false arrest, unlawful search, wrongful detention, deprivation of rights and unreasonable use of force. http://ow.ly/fGkzr
    ■Scottsdale, Arizona: An officer has been accused of having sex 50 times while on duty, and lying about it. He faces sanctions from the state police standards board. The day after he admitted to sex while on duty, he resigned. http://ow.ly/fGLP7
    ■Oxford, Mississippi: The former head of the metro narcotics unit has been accused of “doctor shopping” for prescription medicine. He was arrested on charges alleging that he got prescriptions from at least 17 doctors. http://ow.ly/fGK7P
    ■Des Moines, Washington: A couple whose dog was shot and killed is suing the police department in federal court. http://ow.ly/fGWfj
    ■East Hartford, Connecticut: A woman is planning to sue the town after her 12-year-old son was allegedly struck repeatedly by an officer. “It was an experience that I don’t want any mother to experience,” she said. The boy was taken to the hospital for injuries. http://ow.ly/fGrUX
    ■Update: Boulder, Colorado: A deputy has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and 20 years of intensively supervised sex offender probation. He pleaded guilty in August to charges of sexual exploitation of a child, obscenity, and official misconduct. http://ow.ly/fGJh8
    ■Chicago, Illinois: Prosecutors have announced a felony perjury charge against a now-former officer. She is accused of lying about being hit in the face with a bottle by a woman who was riding in a funeral procession. http://ow.ly/fGMUm
    ■Sarasota, Florida: The police department is investigating an officer after a video surfaced of an officer allegedly slamming a homeless man’s face against a window. In a statement, the city manager said, “Sworn officers with the Sarasota Police Department have been counseled repeatedly to treat all others with respect and dignity at all times even under trying and challenging circumstances. Anything less is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” http://ow.ly/fGT2V
    ■Buckeye, Arizona: The man who was tackled and knocked unconscious after being confronted in a Walmart is suing the town and a police officer. http://ow.ly/fGleD
    ■Abingdon, Virginia: An officer has been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug distribution charges. He faces up to ten years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000. http://ow.ly/fGSqz
    ■Grand Forks, North Dakota: A police officer has been accused of holding an unloaded handgun to another man’s head during a party. He has since resigned. http://ow.ly/fGR6
    ■Fairfield, Connecticut: A state trooper has been charged with larceny, and has been accused of stealing jewelry and cash from the victim of a fatal crash. ow.ly/fGTn2
    ■Leola, South Dakota: The former police chief has admitted to embezzling more than $37,000 from the community’s fire department. He pleaded guilty to two counts of grand theft. Each count is a felony punishable by as much as 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. ow.ly/fGkbX
    ■Seattle, Washington: An off-duty police officer was arrested late last night for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife. He was booked into jail for investigation of misdemeanor domestic violence assault. ow.ly/fGhqp
    ■Jackson, Tennessee: The police department is investigating the alleged misconduct of a patrol officer. The investigation is centered upon an allegation of missing currency possessed by an occupant of a vehicle stopped by officers for traffic violations. ow.ly/fGg1m
    ■Hillsborough, Florida: An officer is on trial; he has been charged with four counts of committing lewd and lascivious battery with a teenager. The charges are second-degree felonies. http://ow.ly/fEMv3

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    Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, November 30, 2012:

    ■New Orleans, Louisiana: A police officer was arrested for allegedly stealing a gift card from an armed robbery victim’s purse. ow.ly/fJ0at
    ■Camden, New Jersey: A police officer has been suspended for four days without pay after he parked his patrol car in a handicapped parking space. ow.ly/fIXe9
    ■Long Beach, California: An officer was charged with 29 felony counts and 13 misdemeanor counts, including unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation of a person under 18, and false imprisonment by fraud or deceit. The incidents involved more than a dozen underage girls and three young women. ow.ly/fIRKD
    ■Surprise, Arizona: An officer was arrested on suspicion of pointing a semi-automatic handgun at a motorist after an apparent road rage incident. ow.ly/fIxii
    ■Chicago, Illinois: Another police officer has been sentenced for his part in a scheme to extort tow truck operators. He will spend 42 months in prison. ow.ly/fIlzG
    ■Bennington County, Vermont: A deputy has been charged with shooting and killing a neighbor’s dog. He has resigned from the department. ow.ly/fGWPS
    ■White County, Georgia: An officer pleaded guilty to taking sexually explicit pictures of a 7-year-old girl. “The defendant violated the trust of a young girl and his community,” said a U.S. Attorney. “That the defendant committed this offense while serving as a law enforcement officer makes this crime that much more atrocious.” ow.ly/fGHSA
    ■Update: New York, New York: An officer was sentenced to 15 ½ yeas in prison. He stole guns from police department lockers and sold them to drug dealers to pay for his addiction to oxycodone. ow.ly/fGpwE
    ■Franklin County, Ohio: A deputy was suspended after being pulled over and arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. He tried to use his position to avoid being arrested. ow.ly/fGnns

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    Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, December 6, 2012:

    ■Barnstable, Massachusetts: An officer who pleaded guilty to drunken driving charges has resigned. He submitted his letter of resignation rather than going through a hearing to fight his anticipated dismissal. ow.ly/fSoor
    ■Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer who was fired for punching a handcuffed woman got his job back from the police commission. The police chief had said that it was clear he lost control and was using excessive force. ow.ly/fSjMm
    ■Shenandoah County, Virginia: A deputy resigned after facing two charges of hunting and trapping without a license. http://ow.ly/fSqMk
    ■Update: Barren County, Kentucky: More charges have been filed against the police chief. The charges are use of unreasonable force by a law officer and destruction of records. http://ow.ly/fSrJT
    ■South Bend, Indiana: A patrolman has been accused of failed to file a report about a theft, as well as lying about alerting other officers to the incident. http://ow.ly/fStiN
    ■Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer got into a car accident while she was off-duty. She left the scene of the crash and then submitted a false accident report. She was later compensated by her insurance company for the damage to her car. She has been arrested and charged. http://ow.ly/fSujS
    ■Genessee County, New York: A police officer has been charged with assaulting another woman during a country music concert. She was off-duty at the time of the incident. http://ow.ly/fSHmL
    ■Boulder, Colorado: An officer was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. He had trouble keeping his car in the lane, and told an officer, “I’m drunk.” http://ow.ly/fSvr9

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    Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, December 6, 2012:

    ■Barnstable, Massachusetts: An officer who pleaded guilty to drunken driving charges has resigned. He submitted his letter of resignation rather than going through a hearing to fight his anticipated dismissal. ow.ly/fSoor
    ■Update: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: An officer who was fired for punching a handcuffed woman got his job back from the police commission. The police chief had said that it was clear he lost control and was using excessive force. ow.ly/fSjMm
    ■Shenandoah County, Virginia: A deputy resigned after facing two charges of hunting and trapping without a license. http://ow.ly/fSqMk
    ■Update: Barren County, Kentucky: More charges have been filed against the police chief. The charges are use of unreasonable force by a law officer and destruction of records. http://ow.ly/fSrJT
    ■South Bend, Indiana: A patrolman has been accused of failed to file a report about a theft, as well as lying about alerting other officers to the incident. http://ow.ly/fStiN
    ■Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer got into a car accident while she was off-duty. She left the scene of the crash and then submitted a false accident report. She was later compensated by her insurance company for the damage to her car. She has been arrested and charged. http://ow.ly/fSujS
    ■Genessee County, New York: A police officer has been charged with assaulting another woman during a country music concert. She was off-duty at the time of the incident. http://ow.ly/fSHmL
    ■Boulder, Colorado: An officer was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. He had trouble keeping his car in the lane, and told an officer, “I’m drunk.” http://ow.ly/fSvr9

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    Here's a pretty good compliation. Many of these we've already seen but put together with the commentary makes a good video to send around.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVmGWLsn0iM
    "Without Love In The Dream It'll Never Come True" Jerry Garcia

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    Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, December 7, 2012:

    ■Lawrence, Indiana: A police officer is facing criminal charges. He as been accused of using excessive force during an arrest. ow.ly/fVhLe
    ■Hurricane, West Virginia: A man that was suspected of taking items from a store was chased by officers; the high-speed-chase led to a car crash and his death. ow.ly/fV78P
    ■Kingsbridge, New Jersey: A jury found a detective guilty of second-degree manslaughter for hitting and killing a grandmother with his car. ow.ly/fV0RZ
    ■Update: Houston, Texas: The Department of Justice is investigating the use of excessive force by officers. The investigation includes the case where officers killed a mentally disturbed, double amputee. ow.ly/fUv7N
    ■Ormond Beach, Florida: An investigation shows that an officer got prescriptions for drugs from several different doctors. He was arrested and booked into jail for attempting to fraudulently get a hold of prescription drugs. ow.ly/fUtfm
    ■Binghamton, New York: A police officer who resigned after being charged with a DWI has pleaded not guilty. ow.ly/fUqSI
    ■Dallas, Texas: The family of a man shot and killed by an officer has filed a wrongful death suit against the officer and the police department. ow.ly/fUrWN
    ■Contra Costa County, California: The now-former drug task force commander pleaded guilty in federal court to a number of felony charges stemming from a police corruption case. The charges included narcotics possession, distribution and sales, theft from a federally funded program, and civil rights violations including illegal search and seizures. ow.ly/fTcXr
    ■Phoenix, Arizona: The officer accused of masterminding a fraud scheme involving off-duty officers pleaded no contest to the theft charge. ow.ly/fTbQq

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    Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, December 8 to Monday, December 10, 2012:

    ■Woodland Park, New Jersey: A suspended police officer has been indicted on charges of attempted aggravated sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, luring a child, official misconduct, and attempted endangering the welfare of a child. The police chief said “We didn’t give him any special treatment because he was a police officer.” ow.ly/fYkoY
    ■Muncie, Indiana: A police officer has been fired after officials say she sent a threatening text message to another woman. ow.ly/fYQlB
    ■Lafayette, Louisiana: A man has filed a lawsuit against the police chief claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force. ow.ly/fYjPQ
    ■Warren, Ohio: A police officer was arrested and placed in jail for failing to comply with the terms of his probation. He was then fired. In a letter, the police chief said that the officer had failed his oath by violating, instead of upholding, the law. He was arrested three times over a two year period. ow.ly/fYaoE
    ■Westminster, California: Two officers are facing a year in jail for conspiring to dismiss a woman’s speeding ticket after she promised to send booze to them. ow.ly/fYeJM
    ■Waterbury, Connecticut: The U.S. Attorney’s office has accused a detective of obstructing a tax investigation. They say he made false claims to IRS agents. ow.ly/fYWNU
    ■Grove City, Ohio: A lawsuit has been filed against the sheriff’s office. A man says deputies entered his home illegally, used excessive force, and arrested him without probable cause. http://ow.ly/fYXBL
    ■Grand Traverse, Michigan: City police arrested a sheriff’s deputy after witnesses said he assaulted his girlfriend at a downtown saloon. http://ow.ly/fZ5WS
    ■Vernon Parish, Louisiana: The sheriff’s office deputy who resigned amid sex-related allegations has been arrested. He turned himself in when there was an active warrant for sexual battery out for him. ow.ly/fZ5GL
    ■Little Falls, Minnesota: A Walmart theft lead to a high-speed chase, which ended in a crash. All of the car’s occupants were taken to the hospital for injuries. ow.ly/fV8N4

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    Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, December 11, 2012:

    ■Charleston County, South Carolina: A lawsuit has been filed against the sheriff’s office and three deputies that alleges the use of excessive force in a traffic stop. ow.ly/g0Tru
    ■Berry Hill, Tennessee: A police officer was arrested on five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. According to the police report, he was found to be in possession of child pornography, and the report suggests that more charges are pending. ow.ly/g0Tih
    ■Nassau Bay, Texas: A police officer was accused of stealing cash and tampering with narcotics evidence from the department’s property room. ow.ly/g0Sob
    ■Little Rock, Arkansas: Prosecutors say that a former officer took money from a drug trafficker and escorted him from an east Arkansas town to a bridge linking the state to Mississippi. “There are good cops and there are dirty cops,” said the federal prosecutor, adding that evidence would show the officer was the latter. ow.ly/g0OWZ
    ■Coxsackie, New York: A police officer was arrested for pointing a loaded handgun at an acquaintance. ow.ly/g0J8O
    ■Update: Princeton, West Virginia: The officer who pleaded guilty to meeting a 17-year-old boy in a parking lot, while in uniform, and tried to get the youth to perform oral sex to pay off a debt was sentenced. He was given five years of home confinement. The judge agreed to the lightened sentence because there was no evidence of actual sexual contact between the two. ow.ly/g0FL1
    ■Mahoning County, Ohio: A deputy engaged in a physical altercation with an inmate. He was suspended for three days without pay because he didn’t seek help from another deputy in dealing with the unruly prisoner. ow.ly/g0Cx9
    ■Update: Sacramento, California: Federal officials charged an officer with civil rights violations. The officer was accused of raping an arrestee, while on duty, before transporting her to jail. ow.ly/g0pDL
    ■Monicks Corner, South Carolina: An officer who resigned has been charged with exploitation of minors after authorities say they found child pornography on his computer. ow.ly/fZwvu
    ■Charleston, West Virginia: An officer was arrested on drunken driving charges. He is on administrative leave along with another officer who was in the vehicle with him. ow.ly/fZ6Br
    ■New Hanover County, North Carolina: An officer was charged with one count of secret peeping and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. He has been terminated from the sheriff’s office. ow.ly/g17yO

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    Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, December 12, 2012:

    ■Raton, New Mexico: A police officer has resigned following a recent gathering at his home that allegedly involved underage drinking. http://ow.ly/g16G5
    ■Oakland, California: A college instructor and activist who was thrown to the ground by police and struck twice with a baton during an Occupy protest has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. http://ow.ly/g10Ih
    ■Atlanta, Georgia: A police officer was convicted of sexually assaulting a then 13-year-old girl while he was on-duty. He was sentenced to five years probation and must register as a sex offender. http://ow.ly/g2DaG
    ■Camden, New Jersey: A retired police sergeant was sentenced to eight months in federal prison for his admitted role as the supervising officer of a corrupt anti-drug squad that stole cash, conducted illegal searches, planted drugs and falsified reports. http://ow.ly/g2DlJ
    ■Muncie, Illinois: City police are investigating reports that a police officer and a former police chief and current 911 director physically assaulted two men at a bar. http://ow.ly/g2EOb
    ■Bal Harbour, Florida: The police chief was suspended with pay after a report was released by the Department of Justice. The report slams the police agency for allegedly misspending millions in drug money seized from criminals. The report fingers the police chief for professional misconduct. ow.ly/g314p
    ■Decambre, Louisiana: A police officer faces up to 40 years in prison after his conviction on charges of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping for inappropriately touching a woman he had detained. ow.ly/g2Gim
    ■Indian River County, Florida: An officer has been charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious battery toward male children between the ages of 12 and 16. He has been accused of giving children alcoholic beverages and then molesting them. ow.ly/g1vPj
    ■Berkshire County, Massachusetts: A deputy is facing drunken driving and harassment charges in New York following a traffic stop, according to information recently released by New York law enforcement officials. ow.ly/g18C1

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    Video is at the site.

    I can not watch videos where I am right now, but I imagine it is a video of a murder.


    Police Shoot Michigan Man 46 Times, Saying He Had a Knife

    http://guardianlv.com/2012/12/police...ife-cnn-video/

    15 Dec, 2012.

    CNN today released an amateur video of a police confrontation with a man in Saginaw Michigan that happened last July 1.



    In this very graphic amateur video, police from Saginaw, Michigan are seen confronting Milton Hall, a supposedly mentally disturbed man, who had just had a confrontation with the convenience store clerk, and appeared to be wielding a knife. In the video you can hear them talking back and forth, as the police try to diffuse the situation.

    You can clearly hear a woman police officer saying, “put the knife down.”

    At one point the police threaten to release a dog on Milton, which does not appear to affect him in the least, and when he turns and walks to his right the police opened fire on him.

    More than 46 shots were fired by six policemen, at a man who appears to be walking in the other direction, away from the situation.

    Friends and relatives of the victim want to know why the investigation has taken so long, and demonstrations at the police department have indicated that more than a few people are upset.

    CNN had previously purchased this amateur home video, and is only releasing it today. CNN’s Jason Carroll is reporting.

    The video is embedded here, and I have to warn you, viewer discretion is advised, as this video is very disturbing to say the least.

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    Video is at the site.

    I can not watch videos where I am right now, but I imagine it is a video of a murder.


    Police Shoot Michigan Man 46 Times, Saying He Had a Knife

    http://guardianlv.com/2012/12/police...ife-cnn-video/

    15 Dec, 2012.

    CNN today released an amateur video of a police confrontation with a man in Saginaw Michigan that happened last July 1.



    In this very graphic amateur video, police from Saginaw, Michigan are seen confronting Milton Hall, a supposedly mentally disturbed man, who had just had a confrontation with the convenience store clerk, and appeared to be wielding a knife. In the video you can hear them talking back and forth, as the police try to diffuse the situation.

    You can clearly hear a woman police officer saying, “put the knife down.”

    At one point the police threaten to release a dog on Milton, which does not appear to affect him in the least, and when he turns and walks to his right the police opened fire on him.

    More than 46 shots were fired by six policemen, at a man who appears to be walking in the other direction, away from the situation.

    Friends and relatives of the victim want to know why the investigation has taken so long, and demonstrations at the police department have indicated that more than a few people are upset.

    CNN had previously purchased this amateur home video, and is only releasing it today. CNN’s Jason Carroll is reporting.

    The video is embedded here, and I have to warn you, viewer discretion is advised, as this video is very disturbing to say the least.

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    When Should You Shoot a Cop?
    By Larken Rose

    "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern."
    ~Lord Acton

    “Do not conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. Thorns spring up when an army passes. Years of misery follow a great victory. Do only what needs to be done without using violence.” ~Lao Tzu

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_hine View Post
    When Should You Shoot a Cop?
    By Larken Rose

    Something to think about in this day and time. Hopefully it will never come to this.
    “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” Lying Sack of Crap

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    Why are they emphasizing the "former," when he was not a "former officer" when he committed his heinous crimes?

    Former Sacramento Police Officer Accused of Raping Elderly Woman
    Read more at http://fox40.com/2012/12/20/sacramen...Y00j22dCeOc.99

    Sacramento Police arrested former Officer Gary Baker on suspicion of raping a 76-year-old woman while off duty, the department announced Thursday.

    Police say the woman was assaulted Nov. 24, 2010 near 24th Street and South Manor Drive. Detectives collected DNA evidence at the scene, but no match was found. The rest of the investigation, however, was complicated because the woman had suffered a stroke, making it hard for her to communicate.

    Investigators were still able get a description of the attacker.

    The victim reported the same man attacking her again Sept. 20 of this year. Detectives were able to get more evidence. Police say Baker returned to the apartment a third time on Dec. 11 and attacked the woman again. Family members told detectives of possible surveillance video.

    Police say investigators were able to recognize Baker, a 22-year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department, as the man in the footage. He was off duty during the alleged attacks.

    Baker’s DNA and the DNA collected in 2010 and rushed it to the District Attorney’s Crime Lab. Detectives say the results matched and Baker was put on administrative leave as the investigation continued on.

    Officers arrested Baker Thursday. He is charged with rape, two counts of forcible oral copulation, attempt to commit oral copulation, assault with intent to commit rape and sexual battery. Baker was booked into the Sacramento County Jail and is held on $1 million bail.

    Sacramento Chief of Police Rick Braziel said, in a written statement, that the incident does not reflect the rest of his department.
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock

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    Hey, this has now spawned a new phrase, right up there with "Officer Safety", "Circular Force Continuum" "$#@! You, Mundane, that's why!" and "Justified".

    "No Further Action".

    People in Macon rally for police shooting victim, seek change from city leaders

    http://www.newscentralga.com/news/lo...185106181.html

    Story Created: Dec 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM EST

    Story Updated: Dec 28, 2012 at 9:42 PM EST

    A large group of people rallied Friday, calling for the immediate firing and punishment of a Macon police officer, who shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store a week ago.

    Police originally said Officer Clayton Sutton was serving a warrant on Sammie "Junebug" Davis Jr., when a struggle ensued and multiple shots were fired. Davis' died shortly after the incident and his death has been ruled a homicide.

    It was later discovered there was no warrant for Sammie Davis Jr., and police then released a statement saying Sutton was responding to a call for service. An incident report says officers failed to find a weapon on Davis, but Sutton's neck was bleeding after the incident.

    "He needs to go to prison, they need to lock him up this afternoon. They're a week late in doing it, but Clayton Sutton, you need to go to jail, you need to be punished for what you did to my brother," said Cheryl Davis, the sister of the victim.

    Speaking at the rally Friday, Cheryl Davis says her brother "Junebug" was as meek as a lamb, and would never hurt anyone, let alone pose a threat to a Macon police officer.

    "I dare you to find someone to say something bad about Junebug, I dare you to find someone," Davis said.

    Police have been completely mum regarding any explanation for the conflicting statements released by the department, or an explanation of the events that led to the shooting. Numerous e-mails and voice-mail messages left for Macon Police Public Information Officers have gone unreturned.

    Community activist Anthony Harris says silence from the department has become routine.

    "This investigation shouldn't take this long, the police department is letting the media discover things," Harris said.

    A copy of Officer Sutton's disciplinary record shows the six and a half year veteran has compiled a list of 26 complaints against him.

    The complaints include allegations of harassment, theft, excessive force, reckless driving, and animal abuse.

    In 2010 Sutton was accused of shooting a Pit Bulldog that tried to attack him. The owner of the dog says it was tied up on the porch. Under his discipline "No Further Action" is listed.

    Also in 2010 Sutton was accused of using excessive force and pulling a woman from a vehicle and throwing her on the ground to arrest her. Sutton was given a written reprimand.

    In 2010 Sutton was accused of wrongfully pointing his duty weapon in a man's face during a traffic stop, and searching the man's vehicle without his consent. "No Further Action" was his discipline.

    In 2011 Sutton was accused of harassing a woman at her home about an alleged bad check. Sutton is accused of trying to intimidate the woman and coercing her into paying cash immediately to avoid going to jail. The woman told him to go ahead and take her to jail. Sutton was suspended for one day.

    In May Sutton was accused of removing $200 from a woman's purse during a traffic stop. "No Further Action" was his discipline.

    Not in Sutton's disciplinary file was an incident reported by WGXA several months ago. A Macon woman accused Sutton of hitting her and her granddaughter with his police cruiser. People in the area say at the time, Sutton was terrorizing the neighborhood.

    Anthony Harris says he was the first person to find out there was no warrant for Sammie David Jr. He says that if Sutton is found to be in the wrong, just the officer shouldn't' be to blame, but Police Department Administrators and even city officials.

    "Our so called community leaders and politicians, don't have the guts to step out, because they're afraid they might not get votes, they might not get their pockets lined or whatever," Harris said.

    Former Macon Mayor Jack Ellis was quick to call for action against Sutton, but says the police administration shouldn't be to blame.

    The investigation is ongoing, but many people at the rally Friday have already made up their minds.

    "Officer Clayton Sutton, I want you fired and put in prison," Harris said.

    "There's a problem with leadership, that we keep somebody like that , who has sworn to protect us out here, that ultimately caused somebody's death, an innocent persons death," said Cheryl Davis.

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    Had the man done what any normal red blooded man who was armed had done, grabbed his firearm before confronting what was an unknown invasion, these heroic public servant assured him they "would have blown him away".

    Tell me, who are the terrorists again?



    Ogden family distraught after police mistake husband for wanted man

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55...-eric.html.csp

    By Jessica Miller

    The Salt Lake Tribune
    First Published Dec 29 2012 01:01 am • Last Updated Dec 29 2012 01:01 am

    Eric Hill woke at 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 20 to his scared daughter telling him she had heard knocking near her closet.

    Hill thought the 10-year-old was hearing things, but then came the banging on the front door of his Ogden home.

    He went from his basement bedroom to the front door and asked who was there.

    No answer.

    Another bang.

    Hill said he finally armed himself with a baseball bat and asked again who was there.

    "Ogden Police," a voice called out from outside the home, located in the 1000 block of Harrop Street.

    "At that point, I didn’t believe it," Hill said. "It took them so long to respond to me."

    But Hill opened his front door and was met with six men who he said were dressed in black, with no police identifiers that he saw. Three had assault rifles, Hill said; two were carrying tactical shotguns.

    The men pointed their guns at Hill and told him to drop the bat and come outside.

    "They just automatically placed me in handcuffs," Hill said. "I [told] them my name, and they [kept] telling me my name is Derek."

    Hill said the officers told them that a felony arrest warrant was being served because he had gone AWOL from the military. But Hill, 28, had never been in the military.

    The man police were looking for was a 23-year-old whom officers found a couple of hours later, according to arrest records. Second District Court records show the man has been charged with desertion.

    While Hill was upstairs trying to reason with the officers that he was who he said he was, Melanie Hill, his wife, said she was in their basement bedroom with their two children, ages 4 and 10, trying to make out what the voices were saying upstairs.

    She said she grabbed her phone to dial 911, thinking the voices were that of a distraught neighbor. But when she went to the stairwell, she was met with a man holding an assault rifle.

    "I thought we were getting robbed," she said. "I had no idea who the person on the stairs was."

    Melanie Hill said she was told to go downstairs and grab her husband’s wallet so he could prove his identification. She said her children followed her up the stairs and were terrified to see armed strangers in their home.

    "After the [Newtown, Conn.] shooting that just happened, my [older] kid was already scared to go to school," Eric Hill said. "They are just traumatized by it."

    Eventually, Eric Hill proved his identity to the officers, and they took him out of handcuffs, the couple said. But the couple said the officers never further identified themselves or explained why they had come to their house.

    Melanie Hill said one of the officers made a comment about her husband coming to the door with a bat, saying that had it been a gun, the officers would have "blown you away."

    "It was a split decision to grab that bat," she said. "They could have killed him in his house for no reason in front of me and my kids. There should be other tactics to handle this kind of situation."

    Ogden police Lt. Will Cragun said officers initially thought Eric Hill matched the description of the man for whom they were looking. He said once the officers verified Eric Hill’s identity, they released him and apologized for the error.

    "These things are going to happen on occasion," he said. "It’s unfortunate for Mr. Hill. His response [in holding a bat], I totally get. He has the right to protect his family. I would hope [the officers] are professional."


    Cragun said instances of mistaken identity are not common, but do happen. He said that the officers who went to the home were patrol officers working the night shift and would have been dressed in a patrol uniform, which includes a navy blue shirt with police patches, and tan pants.

    Eric Hill said he received a phone call from police Chief Mike Ashment several days ago, explaining that the warrant was served at his house because it was the last known address of the man facing the arrest warrant.

    The Hill family bought the house six months ago, Eric Hill said, but added that his neighbor told him the man police were looking for was the previous homeowner’s nephew, who had never lived at the home.

    No formal complaint about the incident has been filed to the police department, Cragun said.

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    Gangs or Cops -- Or Do I Repeat Myself?

    Posted by William Grigg on January 4, 2013 01:38 PM

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewr...ml#more-130090



    Denver Police Officer Eric Sellers once choked an innocent pedestrian into unconsciousness while two other officers refused to intervene. This was an act of summary “street justice” imposed as a penalty for “contempt of cop”: The victim, a volunteer fire fighter named Jared Lunn, had been assaulted at a nearby club and had told Sellers that he wanted to press charges. When Sellers dismissively told Lunn to go home, the 21-year-old disgustedly muttered “Way to `protect and serve.’” Such impudence on the part of a Mundane simply can’t be tolerated.

    A few weeks later, Sellers attacked a young man named John Crespin because the officer thought the kid acted “nosy.” Without cause or warrant, Sellers pulled up into the driveway of Sellers’ home and ordered him out of his car. When Crespin complied, his shoulder brushed lightly against the officer’s arm – an incidental contact that left Sellers feeling defiled.

    So the officer seized the young man in a chokehold and spit a stream of obscenities in his face. After handcuffing Crespin, Sellers used his police baton to lift the young man a couple of feet from the ground, then dropped him face-first into the driveway. He then brutally beat him into a bloody, lumpy mess before charging him with “felony menacing.”

    In March 2008, a disabled Iraq veteran named James Moore was nearly beaten to death on the sidewalk outside his apartment by a thugscrum of Denver officers. After being hog-tied, choked, and pummeled, Moore briefly flat-lined while he was being treated by EMTs.

    The lead assailant was Officer Shawn Miller. Two days earlier, Miller and his partner severely beat a pedestrian named Jason Graber, leaving him with a broken knee and a permanent disability. Graber, alarmed over Miller’s reckless driving, had gesture for the officer to slow down. That prompted Miller to stop and treat the uppity Mundane to a dose of law and order.

    During a November 2010 incident in a secure apartment building, Miller cursed at, browbeat, threatened, battered, and abducted a disabled woman named Doreen Salazar because of her perceived tardiness in buzzing him and his partner into the residential area. Security camera video shows Miller snarling at the small, middle-aged woman, pushing her, and cornering her near an elevator. He then slammed her face-first into the elevator door, handcuffed her, and held her in his patrol car for about ten minutes – a sadistic act that served no purpose other than to terrorize an uppity Mundane who had failed to respect Miller’s supposed authority.

    Neither Sellers nor Miller, nor dozens of other Denver cops who routinely commit violent crimes against the innocent, has ever been punished. John Copeland isn’t as fortunate.

    Two weeks ago, the elderly man – who is hard of hearing – used his cane to defend himself from what he thought was an attack in a parking lot. The assailant was a volunteer police officer. A few days later, several police later materialized and dragged Copeland out of bed in the middle of the night. He has been jailed on suspicion of felony assault – not because of the severity of his supposed offense, but because of the identity of the supposed victim.

    A few weeks ago, Denver’s Police Union – which, in the face of fierce competition, has distinguished itself as one of the most corrupt, arrogant, and petulant in the country – erected a billboard to protest what it considers improper changes in the city’s all-but-nonexistent police disciplinary system.

    “Gangs or Cops – Which Would You Rather Have On Your Streets?” asks the billboard, as if the question dealt with a significant material distinction.

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    “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” Lying Sack of Crap

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    This thread is like one giant big red pill.

    with spikes.

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    I recently saw this on fb


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IGZOGmsQc4

    Complete with a rare happy ending.

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    What are we letting happen, America? Think about it, long and hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyFreedom View Post
    This thread is like one giant big red pill.

    with spikes.
    +rep
    “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” Lying Sack of Crap

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    Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 3, 2013:

    ■Greer, South Carolina: A police officer has been suspended after authorities say he was arrested for public disorderly conduct. http://ow.ly/gvDP6
    ■Fort Worth, Texas: A police officer has been arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The police chief said, “Our organization works hard to keep our streets safe during all holidays. It is extremely troubling that one of our police officers, especially a DWI enforcement officer, has been arrested in this manner… Our residents can be assured that this matter will be handled expeditiously and to their expectations.” http://ow.ly/gvGaG
    ■North Chicago, Illinois: Police Chief James Jackson said an officer was terminated for taking property from another police officer. The chief described the conduct as “outrageous,” though he would not give details. http://ow.ly/gvFZc
    ■Liberal, Kansas: An officer is no longer a part of the police department, after the discovery of an outstanding arrest warrant for him. He was accused of stealing a work laptop from his previous job, and when he would not return the company’s calls or respond to their attempts to contact him, an arrest warrant was filed, stating “offense(s) committed/anticipated charges(s)” of embezzlement. http://ow.ly/gvIxo
    ■Shreveport, Louisiana: A police officer has been temporarily released of his duties for alleged policy violations. http://ow.ly/gwdHL
    ■Indianapolis, Indiana: Seventeen felony and misdemeanor charges have been filed against an officer who was arrested. The officer faces charges including criminal confinement, intimidation, battery and criminal recklessness after a domestic violence incident involving his wife and their neighbors. ow.ly/gvNLE
    ■Indian Lake, New York: An off-duty state trooper was arrested for allegedly driving his snowmobile under the influence of alcohol. ow.ly/gwumY
    ■Reading, Pennsylvania: A fired police officer has lost a federal court battle to get his job back and more than $150,000 in damages from the city and police chief. A federal jury said the city had the right to fire him for repeatedly fraternizing with a motorcycle gang while he was off-duty. The jury agreed that violated a contract clause that bans police from associating with a felon or someone with a reputation for criminal behavior. He also was accused of alcohol abuse and lying during the internal affairs probe. ow.ly/gwjrv
    ■Lowell, Massachusetts: A veteran police officer, who recently confirmed he was questioned in a department internal-affairs investigation, is facing assault charges. http://ow.ly/gvGOA
    ■Update: Whitaker, Pennsylvania: A suspended Whitaker police officer will stand trial on charges that he used his gun to break a driver’s window during a traffic stop and threatened charges unless she paid to fix his damaged gun. http://ow.ly/gwc6G

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    Here are the 10 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, January 3, 2013:

    ■Greer, South Carolina: A police officer has been suspended after authorities say he was arrested for public disorderly conduct. http://ow.ly/gvDP6
    ■Fort Worth, Texas: A police officer has been arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The police chief said, “Our organization works hard to keep our streets safe during all holidays. It is extremely troubling that one of our police officers, especially a DWI enforcement officer, has been arrested in this manner… Our residents can be assured that this matter will be handled expeditiously and to their expectations.” http://ow.ly/gvGaG
    ■North Chicago, Illinois: Police Chief James Jackson said an officer was terminated for taking property from another police officer. The chief described the conduct as “outrageous,” though he would not give details. http://ow.ly/gvFZc
    ■Liberal, Kansas: An officer is no longer a part of the police department, after the discovery of an outstanding arrest warrant for him. He was accused of stealing a work laptop from his previous job, and when he would not return the company’s calls or respond to their attempts to contact him, an arrest warrant was filed, stating “offense(s) committed/anticipated charges(s)” of embezzlement. http://ow.ly/gvIxo
    ■Shreveport, Louisiana: A police officer has been temporarily released of his duties for alleged policy violations. http://ow.ly/gwdHL
    ■Indianapolis, Indiana: Seventeen felony and misdemeanor charges have been filed against an officer who was arrested. The officer faces charges including criminal confinement, intimidation, battery and criminal recklessness after a domestic violence incident involving his wife and their neighbors. ow.ly/gvNLE
    ■Indian Lake, New York: An off-duty state trooper was arrested for allegedly driving his snowmobile under the influence of alcohol. ow.ly/gwumY
    ■Reading, Pennsylvania: A fired police officer has lost a federal court battle to get his job back and more than $150,000 in damages from the city and police chief. A federal jury said the city had the right to fire him for repeatedly fraternizing with a motorcycle gang while he was off-duty. The jury agreed that violated a contract clause that bans police from associating with a felon or someone with a reputation for criminal behavior. He also was accused of alcohol abuse and lying during the internal affairs probe. ow.ly/gwjrv
    ■Lowell, Massachusetts: A veteran police officer, who recently confirmed he was questioned in a department internal-affairs investigation, is facing assault charges. http://ow.ly/gvGOA
    ■Update: Whitaker, Pennsylvania: A suspended Whitaker police officer will stand trial on charges that he used his gun to break a driver’s window during a traffic stop and threatened charges unless she paid to fix his damaged gun. http://ow.ly/gwc6G

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    Police Drug Search Intrudes On Husband's Final Moments with Deceased Wife

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-Deceased-Wife
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 01-07-2013 at 12:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyFreedom View Post
    What are we letting happen, America? Think about it, long and hard.
    Gunny, I'm afraid these $#@!ing morons have lost the ability to think anymore.

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