Showing posts with label Police State. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Police State. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

COVID-19 a PsyOp? - New Evidence Suggests it’s Been Here Far Longer Than We Know



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Sunday, July 28, 2019

COPS CHOKE MAN FOR THE HORRIBLE CRIME of SELLING BOTTLED WATER WITHOUT GVT PERMISSION

America - Land of the fee, and home of the slave!





RTR TRUTH MEDIA - Tom Lacovara-Stewart - Las Vegas police arrested a man for selling bottled water without a license as witnesses recorded. God forbid a man trying to provide for his family attempt to earn a few dollars in an honorable way while providing much needed hydration in Nevada in triple digit temperatures. So much for Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness *terms and conditions may apply.
A man selling cold bottled water to thirsty tourists on a triple-digit summer day in Las Vegas was placed in a choke-hold by Las Vegas police who apparently were cracking down on unlicensed street vendors. All too often we have repeatedly seen police shutting down kids lemonade stands or harassing non-violent peaceful people who are not bothering anyone, nor are a threat to anyone. 

At this point I don't give a damn what licensing requirements the city has to conduct "vending". America has a homeless problem. There are people struggling. When a man takes the time to engage in something like getting a cooler and ice and water and offers it to people based on a voluntary exchange between two parties, it's time for the government to go to hell. Government is supposed to exist to preserve and protect our rights 1st and foremost, and when government becomes destructive to those purposes by which it was empowered, it is the right, and the duty to abolish it, replace it, or do simply govern one's self in peace and tranquility.  I for one am sick of these revenue generating municipal corporations who pretend to serve the people while fleecing them and oppressing them. 

"I can't breathe" the man wheezes as one cop tightens the choke-hold around his neck. But the cop only tells him to "quit resisting."
"Saying he is resisting won't make him be resisting," says a witness as the cops continues repeating the mindless phrase.
"We're watching you."
The man does not resist throughout the video but the cops continue to tell him not to resist. To be fair, the video begins after this seemingly non-violent man who appeared to not be resisting was already accosted. But all reports from those on the scene state that the man at no time posed any threat to law enforcement. 

"You're the only one that committed a crime," another witness tells the cops.

The video was posted to Facebook Friday with the following description:
This video is someone I know. Jimmy Williams was exercising his right to support himself and/or his family. He was selling water in Las Vegas on a hot day. Do you still think you are free? Do you still think Police are your friends? This is what promoters, water sellers, smut peddlers etc go through everyday on the Las Vegas Strip trying to make a living and trying to put smiles on peoples faces. You have the right to pursue happiness. Whatever that is do it as long as ye harm no one. The police are nothing but a domestic terrorist organization. More people need to wake up. Its not easy. Waking up is hard to do especially when you have been indoctrinated. Rebirth is relearning what you have been taught. Life is not butterflies and crayons. Its not going to be pretty. Its going to a long lonely road but I for one would rather die standing up than to comply. Tis better to burn out than it is to fade cause rust never sleeps.
"They need to train these guys," one woman exclaims but the video shows they are doing exactly as they are trained. From the choke-hold to the knee on the back, they are only trained in how to control people whether they need to be controlled or not.
The video ends with the handcuffed man laying face down in a puddle of water from his own cooler yelling out his phone number to notify his friends or family that he has been arrested.

Personally I believe that these officers should be strung up by their testicles and any and all of their superiors who condone this abhorrent behavior should be tarred and feathered and placed in stocks in the public square. Do I sound radical? Well perhaps so. But when you witness armed thugs wearing the stars and stripes brutalizing a man for selling water to make ends meet and you don't have this reaction, then there is something seriously wrong with you. This has to stop. And I may be a tad blunt in this article, but I am sick of seeing authoritarian scumbags parading around as if they were totalitarian Bolshevik change agents and revenue generators. 

My best friend is a cop. He said "just because a law exists does not mean you need to enforce it, I am a peace officer... The only time I enforce a law is when there is a breach of the peace. I'm not going to give a man a ticket for drinking in public if he is doing so casually without causing trouble or influencing kids to do so. I'm only going to enforce that law that exists for me to use if I need keep the peace and tranquility of my town."

Guess who has been harassed and nearly forced out of police work? My best friend. This is a rising and continuing problem. The good guys are forced out, while the order following thug patrol who are afraid of their own shadows are kept. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

COP BREAKS MANS ARMS WHO WAS FULLY COMPLIANT OVER KINKY COMMENT - OFFICER CHARGED with BATTERY



An Arkansas cop was charged with misdemeanor battery this week rather than a far more appropriate charge of aggravated assault for an incident captured on his dashboard camera.
An Arkansas cop was charged with misdemeanor battery this week for fracturing a man's arms during an arrest last year.
The incident was captured on dashcam video and shows North Little Rock police officer Jon Michael Crowder pulling over a man in a blue Hyundai for still-undisclosed reasons, showing the cop ordering the man out at gunpoint.

Crowder then orders the man to place his hands against the car which he tries to do but the cop then asks him if he has any guns, which prompts the man to stop and turn around with his hands still in the air and tell him no.

But that angers the cop where he begins yelling and accusing the man of "not listening" to him but the video shows he was trying to follow his orders. He just didn't realize he was not supposed to stop and face the officer when answering his question.
Another cop pulls up and they handcuff him but then Crowder comes across a set of handcuffs the man was wearing in a case worn on his belt which the cop said made him fear for his life.
"Why do you have handcuffs?" Crowder demands.
"Because I'm f*cking kinky, dude!" the man responds, turning his body sideways to face him, which again angered the cop.
Crowder lifted up the man's handcuffed arms high behind him, causing him to cry out in pain.
"You broke my f*cking arms!"
"You need to stay still, brother!" the cop tells him, even though the man was only trying to answer his question.
“If you move again, I'll have to do what I did before,” Crowder threatens.
“If you would have had a gun or something on you, it’d have gone real south for you."
It's a perfect example of how cops enjoy barking out contradictory orders, which allows them to use the "pain compliance" techniques they've learned in the academy.
According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette:
The department said it suspended Crowder for 30 days in October after finding he violated internal policies.
The person Crowder arrested was suspected of a felony charge, but a statement by the department didn't say what the person was charged with.
A North Little Rock police spokeswoman said Crowder was currently on paid administrative leave. He’s been an officer with the department since 2002, she said.
Crowder didn’t appear to be an inmate at the county jail, and online court records didn’t list if he has an upcoming court appearance.
​The victim's name was not released but police say he was treated at a local hospital for "mildly displaced fractures of the ulna bone in both elbow joints."
Watch the shortened video above and the full video here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Police Murder Hero Who Just Stopped a Mass Shooting

RTR TRUTH MEDIA - Manny's Blue Room Security guard Jemel Roberson who just stopped a mass shooting and apprehended one of the suspects was gunned down. He was wearing security attire, a security hat and was not firing upon the man he had in custody when police opened fire murdering him in cold blood. Now some people will say "they did not know" and that they were "just doing their jobs", but the fact of the matter is that the man was engaged in lawful activity and he saved a bunch of lives and managed NOT taking another life with his actions. When American law enforcement believe that their lives are more important, and that they are the only ones allowed to act in these situations it only enforces the false belief that they exist to protect us. When individuals show such respect to an organization comprised of cowards who will kill in alleged fear, rather than the old principle of not firing upon someone unless fired upon, it is long passed time to purge the ranks of these departments for individuals who are not cowards who are trained to shoot to kill if they become merely afraid of danger. Get another job. This will only endanger the public by causing a "chilling effect" on those who would and could act to save lives. Have the police become the social change agents to make us all think of guns in a "radically different way" via brainwashing as Eric Holder stated? Community Oriented Policing? The Sovietization of American Law Enforcement? Communitarianism at it's finest.




Report by the Chicago Tribune:

A security guard at a tavern in south suburban Robbins was fatally injured when shot by a police officer early Sunday, officials said.
Jemel Roberson, 26, was at Manny’s Blue Room, 2911 S. Claire Blvd., when gunfire erupted, officials said.
Police officers from several south suburban police departments responded to the call of shots fired at about 4 a.m., and a Midlothian police officer shot a security guard who subsequently was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to Sophia Ansari, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman. The medical examiner’s office identified Roberson, of Chicago, as the man who died at the tavern.

Four other men at the tavern were wounded in the exchange of gunfire. The victims were transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island. None of their injuries were considered to be life-threatening, Ansari said.


Robbins Police Chief Roy Wells said the incident began as a verbal confrontation involving several men, although neither Wells nor Ansari were able to be specific about what provoked the dispute. The incident escalated when one of the men ran outside briefly, only to return with a pistol and began firing shots.

Gunfire was returned by a security person working in the bar at the time, officials said.

Sheriff’s police officers remained at the scene through Sunday, where an area of about one block surrounding the bar was cordoned off.

Cook County sheriff’s office personnel are handling investigation of the barroom incident, while Ansari said the Illinois State Police is handling the investigation of the Midlothian police officer’s actions.

Ansari would not identify the officer, while Midlothian police on Sunday declined to comment on the incident.

Gregory Tejeda is a freelance reporter for the Daily Southtown.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

POLICE ATTACK KID WITH AUTISM in HIS OWN YARD SUSPECTING DRUG USE as HE BEGGED for HIS MAMA



Graham, TX — Officers with the Graham police department are currently under investigation by the Texas Rangers after they handcuffed a teen with autism and then tasered him outside of his home. Cops reportedly mistook his autism for drug use.
According to police, the incident happened on June 26 when officers were responding to a call about a teenager throwing rocks at a fence. Michael Moore, 19, was the teenager and the fence was his own.
When officers arrived, they did not recognize his behavior as a person with autism. Instead they “investigated” whether he “might be under the influence of a controlled substance,” Graham police Chief Tony Widner said.
Widner said that the teen resisted being placed in handcuffs—as most children with autism would do—so they brought out the taser and began shocking the teen. Only after they had attacked, tasered, and handcuffed the teen did the police realize Moore “might have a mental impairment,” said Widner.
Tracie Moore, the teen’s mom called the incident “outrageous” and was heartbroken to find her son being treated in such a horrific manner, especially considering the town has only 9,000 residents and everyone knows her son.
“I have been a resident my whole life. And Michael has too. This is where he born and raised,” said Tracie.
According to WFAA, the Moore family has met with police several times since the incident, including on Monday afternoon, but Tracie said she is still upset, and no one has apologized for her son’s treatment.
“I was in tears,” she said. “And now I’m angry. I watched the body cam footage. He told them, ‘My mama is inside. Let me get my mama.”‘
Although the body camera footage shows the entire interaction, police are refusing to release it to the public. This is in spite of a Freedom of Information Act Request made by WFAA.
Although police claimed that Moore was running when they arrived, she said her son actually approached officers in an area that is essentially the family’s backyard.
“It really doesn’t take long conversing with him to figure out he has a disability,” said Tracie. “Now, he has a busted blood vessel in his eye. He had scratches and abrasions on both sides of his face.”
Police, however, were apparently untrained in how to identify someone with autism and the only thing that came to their minds was this guy is high. According to police account, Michael was “sweating, breathing heavily, having difficulties focusing and acting paranoid.”
Police even went so far as to force the teen to perform a field sobriety test—for his autism.
When another officer arrived, Michael was so frightened and stressed out that he could not perform the sobriety test “based on his erratic movements, behavior, and statements,” Widner said. One of the officers then tried to put handcuffs on “for everyone’s safety until they could determine what was occurring.”
According to the police news release, after they put one of his hands in the cuffs, the teen then pulled away, “backing into the second officer, and all three went to the ground.”
Police then feared for their lives that Michael may try to use the other end of the handcuffs as a weapon—which he did not—and then they began tasering him.
According to Tracie, who watched the body camera footage, the incident unfolded quite differently.
“They ask him to put his hands behind his back, once again he turns and points to the house and says, ‘I live here, can I get my mama?’” she said. “They grab his arm, put a choke hold on him and throw him to the ground. At that point, the body cameras fall off and all you can see is sky but you can still hear the audio. The first time I saw the video, it was at that point the officer told me, ‘This is where they stunned him twice.’ Up until that point, we had no knowledge of the use of a stun gun.”
As WFAA reports, Tracie says as this was all happening, she was in the front of the house unaware that anything had happened. Finally, after Michael was handcuffed and in a police unit, an officer went to the front door and knocked.
“It could’ve all been avoided,” she said. “We’re just all in complete and sheer utter disbelief this could happen to him.”
“The Graham Police Department feels that it is important that this be investigated and the truth of what occurred revealed,” Widner said in the news release. “At that point, whatever measures deemed necessary will be taken.”
As for why the body camera hasn’t been released, Michael’s grandfather, Gene Williams—who has seen it—says its too damning to the cops.
“The video really is that inflammatory even if you don’t know Michael. They can’t let a jury see it. Legally they could post in on this website right now,” Williams said. “But YOU will never see it. There would be citizens storming City Hall.”
If you’d like to peacefully express your concern over the officers’ treatment of an autistic teenager, you can do so on their Facebook Page, here.
Sadly, police officers mistaking autism for drug use is not an isolated incident. Just last month, TFTP reported on the national outcry surrounding the violent takedown of an autistic boy by Officer David Grossman, and just like the Graham police department is doing, the Buckeye Police Department began conducting damage control. As the world lashed out at the department for mistreating Connor Leibel, an innocent autistic boy, in such a violent and callous manner, the parents simply asked for an apology—one that would never come. And now, because the police refused to apologize, the taxpayers are going to be held liable.
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The absolute disgust I feel at this situation is deep. I have friends who are police officers and I can tell you that I am 100% positive that none of them would ever resort to this type of behavior. So, if it isn't the general character of these men, one must ask, who in the hell is training these people? 
And another question.... what type of individual resorts to this level of abuse on someone who hasn't harmed anyone else or anyone else's property? 

We intend to ask those questions. 
We intend to find out the answers to these questions and a few more.
We will also be filing a FOIA for a copy of the body-cam footage. 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

TEENAGER SENT to PRISON for 13 YEARS FOR DEFENDING HIS HOME - WHY NO KNOCK WARRANTS ARE A SERIOUS PROBLEM


The concept of the "no knock" warrant was once upon a time, only to be used against the most serious and violent offenders. It has now been normalized to the point that it makes the lawful defense of one's home nearly impossible. Rather than not using this tactic, or perhaps using the good old fashioned surveillance method, and taking individuals into custody when they can see and know that the one's showing up are police, this method has become far too used and far too acceptable. This is what happens when the state, having the full ability and funding to do things differently becomes militarized. This is not the method of "peace officers", but of occupying soldiers. Remember Waco's Branch Davidians? David Koresh jogged into town every day. Rather than taking him into custody he was shot while coming to his front door during the raid that lead to men women and children killed. Is this the Republic we were raised to support? Or has it become vastly something else? We report, you decide.

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By Rachel Blevins
Austin, TX – When a SWAT team initiated a no-knock raid in search of cannabis, they were met with gunfire, and while the resident surrendered as soon as he realized his home was being raided by police, the fact that he opened fire on the intruders and shot one of them in the leg has resulted in a 13-year prison sentence.
When a SWAT team broke down the door and charged into the Harrell family’s house in the early morning hours of April 14, 2016, they claimed that the intrusive operation was justified, because they believed 18-year-old Tyler Harrell was running a drug ring out of his parents’ home.
When Tyler Harrell was woken up by what he believed were burglars breaking into his home, he did what many gun owners would do, and he grabbed his firearm and confronted the intruders. He used his legally-owned AK-47, and while he did not kill any of the officers, he did wound one officer by shooting him in the knee.
Lisa Harrell told KVUE News that she believes her son only opened fire because he thought his family was being robbed. “[Tyler] came running out with his gun, thinking someone was intruding in our house, and he started shooting down the stairs,” she said. “I know my son thought there was an intruder in the house.”
Hours after the shooting, police confirmed that “another SWAT team member returned fire, but did not hit Harrell, who surrendered to police within minutes,” indicating that as soon as Harrell realized he was firing at police officers, he stopped and let them arrest him without a fight.

When officers searched the home, they found one ounce of cannabis, which would justify a misdemeanor charge against Harrell. However, because the officers initiated a no-knock raid before dawn, and Harrell attempted to protect his family from the intruders, he was charged with attempted capital murder.
During the trial, Harrell’s psychiatrist testified that at the time of the shooting, he was “suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after an incident four months earlier in which he and his friends were robbed by a masked gunman,” and the gunman shot Harrell, before Harrell “wrested the gun away from the man and chased him out the door of his friend’s apartment,” according to a report from the Austin Statesman.
However, it was the testimony from Officer James Pittman that apparently pulled at the heartstrings of jury members. He was the only person injured by Harrell’s gunfire, and he said the bullet wound in his leg kept him from playing with his kids now and would force him to get knee replacement surgery one day.
Pittman also criticized the “Not Guilty” verdict from another Texas case in which a homeowner shot and wounded three police officers when they initiated a no-knock raid on his house. Ray Rosas spent nearly two years in jail awaiting his trial, and his actions were ruled justified based on the fact that he was acting in self-defense and did not know the intruders he was shooting were police officers.
Rosas was acquitted, despite the fact that 11 police officers testified against him. However, in the case of Tyler Harrell, his lawyer argued that the 18 SWAT team members who attended court in tactical gear to show their support for Officer Pittman, further demonized Harrell in the eyes of the jury.
Look at this gallery. You don’t think this is a lot of political pressure for these people?” Lawyer Michael Chandler told the jury.
The pressure worked, and while the jury determined that Tyler Harrell was not guilty of attempted capital murder or aggravated assault on a public servant, he was found guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison, and a fine of $7,000.
When the trial shifted to a debate over whether Harrell acted in self-defense, it served as a distraction from the fact that the drug raid on his home was an absolute failure, and officers were never able to prove that Harrell was a “large drug dealer” of marijuana and cocaine, which was the claim they used to justify obtaining a search warrant for the raid in the first place.
Rachel Blevins is an independent journalist from Texas, who aspires to break the false left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. Follow Rachel on Facebook,TwitterYouTubeSteemit and Patreon. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.



An excerpt from the New York Times
By Clyde HabermanSept. 7, 2014

Posse comitatus is not a phrase that trips lightly off every tongue. It is typically translated from Latin as “force of the county.” Anyone who has ever watched an old Western movie will instantly recognize the first word as referring to men deputized by the sheriff to chase down some varmints who went thataway. (Rappers and their tag-alongs later gave “posse” a different context.) The full phrase is more obscure, but the concept that it embraces is enshrined in American law. The Posse Comitatus Act, passed in 1878 at the end of Reconstruction and amended but slightly over the decades, prohibits the nation’s armed forces from being used as a police force within the United States. Soldiers, the reasoning goes, exist to fight wars. Chasing local wrongdoers is a job for cops.

But many police departments today are so heavily armed with Pentagon-supplied hand-me-downs — tools of war like M-16 rifles, armored trucks, grenade launchers and more — that the principle underlying the Posse Comitatus Act can seem as if it, too, has gone thataway. Questions about whether police forces are overly militarized have been around for years. They are now being asked with new urgency because of the recent turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of a teenager faced off for a while against mightily armed officers in battle dress and gas masks. What the world saw were lawmen looking more like combat troops in the Mideast than peacekeepers in the Midwest.

The militarized nature of modern American policing infuses this first installment of Retro Report, a weekly video documentary series that examines major news stories from the past and explores what has happened since. The focus this week is on SWAT teams, whose numbers have soared across the country, in rugged cities and in sleepy towns. They are the principal beneficiaries of the heavy-duty military equipment that the federal government has supplied since the early 1990s, in a transfer program that has gained steam in recent years with the withdrawal of American ground forces, first from Iraq and soon from Afghanistan.




The video above traces the rise of SWAT units from their earliest days in 1960s Los Angeles. There, Daryl F. Gates, who would later become chief of that city’s police force, championed a sturdily armed squad of trained officers as an essential tool of law enforcement after the deadly Watts riots of 1965. Mr. Gates fancied the name Special Weapons Attack Team. “Attack” made some elected officials wince, though. What emerged instead was Special Weapons and Tactics — same acronym but sounding somewhat less aggressive. To read more of this article click here - NY TIMES

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