11 More Articles on the Fucking Fascist Police

Teen Killed by Taser, Cops Laugh & High-Five Each Other

We Are Change
August 10, 2013

We Are Change headed to Miami Beach — the site where Israel Hernandez was killed after being tased by Miami Beach Police. Exclusive interviews were conducted with Israel’s best friends, who were with him the night he was caught drawing a small amount of graffiti on an abandoned building that was already covered in street art. According to his best friends/eye witnesses, after Israel was tased and apparently dead, the cops were laughing and “high-five-ing” each other.

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Quad City Police Officer Beats Female Shoplifter

Woman with “clenched fists” is beat by officer for “appearing willing to fight”

Julie Wilson
Prison Planet
August 7, 2013

Recently released footage of a male police officer was caught on a department store’s security camera beating a woman after she was apprehended for stealing clothing.

The video forwarded from the Iowa department store, Von Maur, shows Police Officer Scott Crow beating 34-year old Brandie Redell and knocking her to the ground in front of her infant daughter.

“I was crying and begging him to get off me,” said Redell.

“He lunged at me, he came at me. I fell from the chair a little bit and went to the ground face first and he was rubbing my face in the carpet telling me, ‘This is not going to happen like this, I’m in charge here,’” reported KWQC.

The beaten woman was left with an eye injury that has permanently left her vision impaired.

The Better Government Association (BGA) reports that the police were called after Redell was caught on camera stealing over $300 worth of clothing.

While being questioned inside the store’s interview room, the tape shows Redell being “knocked to the floor” as the officer “rained numerous blows to her face and head.”

Reason.com reports that Redell called her boyfriend asking him to pick up their daughter, when the officer heard Redell’s boyfriends’ name, he told Redell, “This is going to get ugly quick.”

Redell’s boyfriend, James Gibson, is a “community activist who had some some sensitivity training with the department when it comes to race and officers dealing with the public,” according to Reason.

Davenport, Iowa Police Chief Frank Donchez arrived on the force in 2008 after leaving his position as the police commissioner for the Bethlehem, Pa. police department. His departure followed in the wake of a large federal lawsuit against the department for allegations of excessive force used by its officers.

Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan said Donchez dealt with some difficult issues at his past job, but “managed them with a steady head.”

After Donchez viewed the video of Crow beating the woman, he disciplined the officer for excessive force, however the details of the officer’s punishment are unknown.

The BGA reported that Crow is still employed and earning a healthy $65,580 a year.

While the video does not show Redell attacking the officer, Crow’s version of the events differs.

According to a public records report, Crow defends his actions by claiming the woman had “clenched fists,” and appeared “willing to fight.”

Crow says after the woman hit the ground, she began biting his finger and “would not let up,” which he claims is the reason he beat her in the head.

According to the report obtained by the BGA, Redell admits to biting Crow after he tackled her, however, the video shows Crow “striking Redell with both fists” indicating there was no way his finger was between clenched teeth.

The second officer in the video did not incur any repercussions.

Redell filed a complaint against the Davenport police, “alleging Crow used excessive force.”

In a letter dated April 3, Donchez wrote that her complaint was “sustained,” but failed to specify the officer’s punishment.

Michael Walton, the Scott County Iowa prosecutor, refused to press charges against Crow, justifying his decision remarking, “I don’t think the video disputes Crow’s claim that he hit Redell because she bit him.”

The executive director of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety counters the prosecutors’ stance pointing out, “At some point his hand is free [from her mouth] and he continued to pummel her.”

“He went overboard,” said the director.

Public records reveal that Redell was charged with two misdemeanors: assault causing injury to a peace officer and shoplifting.

Redell plead guilty to shoplifting, but the assault charge was later dropped, according to public records.

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5 LAPD officers under investigation after female cop kicks woman in the genitals and she suffocates to death

TheBlaze
Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Los Angeles Police Department is having a tough week. Yesterday, TheBlaze reported about two police officers who may have used excessive force when they body slammed a woman into the pavement.

Now, there’s yet another story about police brutality brewing. At least five police officers are under investigation after a woman died during a violent arrest in which an officer stomped on her genitals, police Chief Charlie Beck said.

“I take all in-custody death investigations very seriously,” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “I am confident we will get to the truth no matter where that leads us.”

Alesia Thomas died July 22, after she left her 3-year-old and 12-year-old at a police station, surrendering custody because she was a drug addict who could not care for them, according to Deputy Chief Bob Green.

Police tracked down the South Los Angeles resident and were trying to arrest Thomas on suspicion of child endangerment, police said. The incident was caught on a patrol car camera.

One officer knocked her to the ground by sweeping her legs out from beneath her and two other officers then handcuffed Thomas behind her back and attempted to lead her to a patrol car, according to the department’s official report. Two other officers also arrived at the scene.

Green said Thomas was a large woman and officers used a “hobble restraint device” — a strap that was wrapped around her ankles.

Green confirmed to the Times that during the struggle to get Thomas into the back of the patrol car, a female officer kicked Thomas in the genitals. Once Thomas was in the car, the video shows her breathing shallowly until she draws her last breath.

The Los Angeles Times has more:

The department’s official account said the officers immediately notified paramedics. It is unclear whether the officers attempted to resuscitate her and how much time passed before paramedics arrived to render medical aid. Thomas died shortly after being transported to a hospital. […]

Four police officers and the sergeant were removed from field duties immediately after the incident and investigators from the department’s Internal Affairs unit opened an investigation into the death, Green said. One arm of the investigation will collect evidence prosecutors will consider when deciding whether to bring criminal charges against any of the officers, while another will look into whether the officers violated the department’s policies on using force and other aspects of taking a suspect into custody.

Beck wants to investigate whether she was intoxicated at the time of the altercation, or if her death may have been caused by a medical condition.

As mentioned, this is the second incident of alleged brutality that was caught on video and that is being investigated this week. In the previous case, two officers were shown slamming a handcuffed mother and wife to the ground. Beck announced Wednesday that he was transferring a captain from his command in response to that incident.

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Video captures Jasper, Texas, police officers beating woman

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Jason Sickles
Yahoo! News
June 4, 2013

A southeast Texas town with a history of racial unrest on Monday fired two white police officers recently captured on video slamming a black woman’s head into a countertop and wrestling her to the ground.

“The amount of force used was abominable,” the woman’s attorney, Cade Bernsen, told Yahoo News.

The incident was captured by security cameras at the Jasper, Texas, police headquarters.

Keyarika “Shea” Diggles, 25, was brought to the jail on May 5 for an unpaid fine, according to Bernsen. He said she was was on the phone with her mother trying to arrange to get the $100 owed when Officer Ricky Grissom cut off the call.

There’s no audio on the video, but Diggles and Grissom were apparently arguing when Officer Ryan Cunningham comes in behind Diggles and attempts to handcuff her. When she appears to raise her hand, Cunningham grabs Diggles by the hair and slams her head into a countertop. The officers wrestle Diggles to the ground before dragging her by her ankles into a jail cell.

Full article here

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Secret Police: ‘Maybe he just forgot’: Scotland Yard’s incredible excuse for police officer being spotted without ID during street protest 

Daily Mail
Friday, April 17, 2009

Scotland Yard was at the centre of a political row today over officers covering up their identity numbers.

A number of officers are openly defying direct orders by Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson to display the number on their uniforms.

Among them is the police sergeant suspended after he was caught on camera with his epaulette covered while attacking protester Nicky Fisher in the wake of the G20 demonstrations.

A series of pictures show uniformed officers breaching rules which state that they should be ‘identifiable at all times’.

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One officer was caught without his ID number within hours of a direct order by Sir Paul to the entire force that they must all wear them on duty.

The officer, part of a team securing Tamil protests outside the Commons, also refused to identify himself when asked.

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He only put on the epaulettes when a Territorial Support Group sergeant intervened.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the officer did identify himself in the end, adding: ‘The officer did make his numbers visible when instructed by a senior officer.’

He said: ‘The problem is when the officers change their uniforms and forget to put on their shoulder badges. This was probably the case here.’

Today there were fresh questions over Sir Paul’s leadership of the Met, already in crisis since the death of Ian Tomlinson, who had a heart attack during the G20 riots after being pushed and struck with a baton by a masked officer.

Full story here.

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Video of Cop Slapping 10-Year-Old Boy Stirs Outrage

Police were removing child from mother’s care

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
August 8, 2013

A YouTube video of a police officer in Oregon slapping a 10-year-old boy as he removed the child from the care of his mother has stirred outrage.

The clip shows an officer from the Eugene Police Department hauling away the child as onlookers tell the boy to run.

The officer then appears to slap or lightly punch the boy in the face, before claiming the boy had bit his hand.

“You do not hit an underaged child,” shouts one bystander as others threaten to file lawsuits against the cop.

“You don’t know who you’re messing with!” shouts another youth as he threatens to attack the facility that the boy will be held in.

However, some have defended the actions of the officer, with the Eugene Police Department saying his behavior was “calm and professional”.

While the circumstances of removing the boy from his mother were obviously fraught with emotion, the child had been staying with 28-year-old Stephanie Johnston for years despite a court order granting the father, Brian Wolfe, custody of the child.

During the clip, the boy claims that Wolfe is not his real father.

According to reports, the boy was illiterate, did not attend school and was living in a bus.

The case is being referred to the Lane County District Attorney’s Office but no charges have been filed at this time. The Department of Human Services is also investigating the matter.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

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Outrage after cop uses taser on 9-year-old truant — twice!

Holly Zachariah
The Columbus Dispatch
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MOUNT STERLING, Ohio – Embattled police Chief Mike McCoy announced last night that he will soon resign from his village post, though he insisted it has nothing to do with the fact that one of his officers shocked a 9-year-old boy twice with a Taser last week.

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Jared — listed on the report as between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8 inches tall and between 200 and 250 pounds — refused to cooperate. He begged his mother to let him go to school rather than with the officer, but Perry told her son it was too late.

O’Neil wrote that after repeated warnings, he pulled Jared from the couch, but he “dropped to the floor and became dead weight … flailing around,” and the boy lay on his hands to prevent being handcuffed.

O’Neil demonstrated the electrical current from the Taser into the air “as a show of force.” Then, he wrote, Perry told her son to do as O’Neil said or he would be shocked.

The report indicates that after being shocked once, Jared still didn’t cooperate and was shocked a second time. An ambulance was called, but Jared had no sign of injury; Perry signed a waiver for medical treatment. Jared was taken to the sheriff’s office, and a delinquency count of resisting arrest was added to his truancy charge.

Full article here

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Video Shows Cop Kicking Defenseless Man in the Throat

New police brutality clip hits You Tube

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, August 30, 2012

A new police brutality video shows a St. Paul police officer kicking a defenseless man in the throat while he lay on the ground.

The clip, which was uploaded to You Tube yesterday, begins with the man prostrate on the floor. According to the man filming the footage, he has already been tased and maced in the face.

The victim asks the cop over and over again what he is being arrested for but the officer refuses to answer.

“Can you tell me what’s going on? You don’t have a warrant for my arrest,” the man pleads as he coughs as a result of being pepper sprayed.

At the 1:15 mark in the video, the cop kicks the man in the throat for no apparent reason.

The man is then handcuffed before the officer punches him in the head. He is then slammed onto a patrol car and held down as his hair is pulled back.

As officers struggle to put the man in the patrol car, other cops try to intimidate the man recording the video.

From the video it appears as if around ten police officers are involved in the arrest of one man.

Details surrounding the incident, which took place at the corner of Woodbridge and Milford streets, have now been released. The victim of the assault was named as 30-year-old Eric Hightower, who was arrested for terroristic threats, damage to property and obstruction of the legal process, but crucially has not been charged.

The officer responsible for the assault – Jesse Zilge – has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith told CBS Minnesota that the department has “serious concerns” about the officer’s use of force in the video.

This footage again illustrates how police brutality has become endemic in America – particularly targeting black people.

Earlier this month we reported on the case of 21-year-old Chavis Carter, who Jonesboro Police claim shot himself in the head while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car.

Despite being placed in double-lock handcuffs and having been searched, police claim Carter took his own life with a .380 caliber handgun, an explanation the man’s mother claims is a cover-up for murder.

As police brutality in America escalates to new heights of violence and abuse, more and more unprovoked deaths are occurring, but punishments for officers who shoot victims dead are often miniscule.

In January 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant was shot in the back by policeman Johannes Mehserle as he lay on a platform at a railway station in Oakland California. Mehserle was charged with involuntary manslaughter after he claimed he had meant to use his Taser and not a gun and ended up serving just two years in jail for killing Grant.

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