Tag Archives: police violence

OK: Cop murders deaf man

Source: Chicago Tribune

“Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn’t hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, the department said Wednesday. Police Capt. Bo Mathews said 35-year-old Magdiel Sanchez wasn’t obeying the officers’ commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night. He said witnesses were yelling ‘he can’t hear you’ before the officers fired, but the officers didn’t hear them. Sanchez died at the scene. The officer who fired the gun, Sgt. Chris Barnes, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.” (09/20/17)


Police vehicle set on fire, three arrested at Georgia Tech during “violent protests”

Source: ABC News

“Three people were arrested and students were ordered to shelter in place at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Monday as violent protests erupted in response to the police shooting death of a student who allegedly had a knife, the university. The protests broke out after a peaceful vigil for Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz, 21, who was fatally shot by police late Saturday night after [they] called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, authorities said. A police vehicle was set on fire, two officers suffered minor injuries and one officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries during the ‘violent protests on campus,’ according to the university.” (09/19/17)


Today I am pissed at Black Lives Matter. They aren’t doing the hard detailed work change requires

Source: Coyote Blog
by Warren Meyer

“[Jason] Stockley was acquitted of all charges today. Just read the above and remember that Smith was not some terrorist about to detonate a nuclear weapon, he was involved in a drug sale. And here is this police officer chasing him in gunzerker dual-wield mode, crashing his car into him and shooting him after stating his intention to do so over the radio. But I am also pissed off at BLM. … For years many lone voices have tried to point out issues with police violence and the lack of accountability for it. BLM did a great job of substantially raising awareness of these issues through protests and disruptions. But protest and disruption (and collecting donations) is all they seem to be able to do. The time is long past that they need to be leading the hard work of renegotiating police union contracts and changing local laws.” (09/15/17)


Georgia Tech campus police shoot, kill barefoot student holding “tiny” knife

Source: New York Daily News

“Georgia Tech campus police fatally shot a barefoot student heavily involved in LGBTQ activism late Saturday in a tense scene that was captured on video. The shooting victim — identified by relatives as Scout Schultz, 21, a four-year engineering student — was seen walking toward police and ignored numerous orders to drop what was believed to be a knife.” (09/17/17)


MO: Protesters pour into streets after judge lets yet another killer cop skate

Source: Reuters

“Hundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis’ streets and some scuffles broke out as they voiced their anger after a Missouri judge on Friday ruled a white former St. Louis police officer was not guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man. … Jason Stockley, 36, was acquitted of first-degree murder for killing Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. The former policeman, who was arrested in May 2016, was accused of planting a gun in Smith’s car but testified he acted in self-defense.” (09/15/17)


MD: No federal charges for Freddie Gray’s murderers

Source: ABC News

“The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday it won’t bring federal civil rights charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in the city. … The decision not to bring federal charges against the officers means none of them will be held criminally responsible for Gray’s death. Three officers were acquitted in state court, and Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby later dropped the remaining state cases.” (09/12/17)


UT: Idiot cop abducts nurse for refusing to draw unconscious patient’s blood without a warrant

Source: Deseret News

“[Alex] Wubbels was working her shift as a charge nurse, or a liaison between patients and doctors and hospital managers, at University Hospital’s Burn Unit when she was handcuffed in the middle of her work area, pulled outside and put into a police patrol car for about 20 minutes. She was arrested after refusing to give [Salt Lake police detective Jeff] Payne vials of blood that he needed for an investigation because she said he did not have a warrant or meet any of the mandatory criteria needed for taking blood. Wubbels was later released and no charges were ever filed against her. But now, Wubbels and her attorney, Karra Porter, want the public to hear her story and see the disturbing body camera video.” (08/31/17)


Only one way to end drug war violence

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Two police officers in Kissimmee, Florida, were recently shot and killed while investigating illegal drug activity in a dangerous part of town. According to the New York Times, government officials praised the officers for their service and asked Floridians to pray for other law-enforcement personnel. President Trump weighed in with a tweet in which he offered his thoughts and prayers for the Kissimmee police and their families. There is one big thing about that picture, however: It is the drug war itself, which Trump and, no doubt, most of the Kissimmee police department, favor, that is the reason that those two police officers are dead.” (08/25/17)


TX: Video of invasive search shows “rape by cop,” says lawyer

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The lawyer for a black woman in the US state of Texas has released a police video which he says shows that she was subjected to an invasive search that amounts to ‘rape by cop.’ In 2015, Charnesia Corley, then 20 years old, had her vagina forcibly searched for drugs after being stopped by police, lawyer Samuel Cammack said. Charges against two officers have been dropped. A federal lawsuit is ongoing. The lawyer wants an independent prosecutor to investigate the case. … Ms Corley was charged with possession of 0.02 ounces (0.5g) of marijuana and resisting arrest, both misdemeanours. But Mr Cammack said the officers never found marijuana on her, and the charges were later dropped by Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Two deputies involved in the incident, Ronaldine Pierre and William Strong, were charged with official oppression, but these were later dropped.” (08/17/17)


More troubles with flatfeet

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“Say that you or I (ordinary folks, or ‘muggles,’ ‘mundanes’ or ‘peons’), were to hold a drawn pistol pointed at someone for nine minutes, locked and loaded. During that time, the person did nothing, said nothing, and was in fact in a position to be able to do nothing to resist or threaten us without giving plenty of warning. We’d be in trouble: facing a judge and trying to come up with 10% or 20% of a $100,000 or $200,000 bail and facing charges of felony menacing or some other serious crime. Even if I, in line with official duties, as a veteran Army officer, were to do that. I’d be relieved of duty and facing a court martial board. Not so for the brave boys (and/or girls) in blue, at least not in the People’s Republic of California.” (08/10/17)