Police State Monday: Teenager Beaten For Breaking Curfew, Man Beaten Unconscious For Not Showing ID, Updates On Eric Garner, AND MORE

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Every Monday, the Angel Clark Show is dedicated to highlighting police abuses.


Today we discussed:

 

New York man choked, killed when suspected of selling cigarettes on sidewalk

Eric Garner begged for air 8 times before falling silent.  (Source: Ramsey Orta)

A man died following a brutal arrest in which NYPD choked him and slammed his head against the sidewalk. Police say they suspected him of selling cigarettes without government permission.

 

Cop Who Murdered Man With Chokehold Striped Of Badge And Gun – BUT NOT FIRED

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The NYPD officer seen on video placing Eric Garner in a chokehold and bringing him to the ground with the help of three other officers Thursday outside of a Bay Street beauty supply store has been placed on modified assignment pending further investigation, an NYPD spokesman confirmed Saturday.

 

Four Emergency Workers Barred From Duty Following NYPD Chokehold Death

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Four emergency responders have been put on modified duty while authorities investigate their response to a man, suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, who died after New York police put him in a chokehold, a fire department official said on Sunday.

 

Revealed: More Than 1,000 Complaints Of NYPD Chokeholds In Recent Years

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The Civilian Complaint Review Board has received charges of about 1,022 instances since 2009 in which New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were accused of using chokeholds. Use of such holds are prohibited by the NYPD’s patrol guidelines, which outline a chokehold as a “any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air.”

 

NYPD Officer Who Allegedly Choked Eric Garner Has Already Cost City $30,000 For Unlawful Strip Search

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NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was caught on video putting 43-year-old Eric Garner in an apparent chokehold resulting in death last Thursday over suspicion of selling loose cigarettes, has already been named as defendant in two civil suits that alleged improper police conduct including lying and false arrest.

 

Police came to wrong address, aimed laser sights at innocent homeowner

(Source: Jason Eppink / Flickr)

When a family residence was disturbed in the middle of the night by men dressed in black rattling doorknobs and aiming red laser sights in the window, a homeowner did what he felt necessary to defend his family. While harming no one, the man’s act of self-defense with a firearm landed him with charges of firing at police officers and put on trial.

 

City Will Fine Couple $500 For Not Watering Brown Lawn, State Will Fine’em $500 If They Do

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When you’re in a steady relationship, communication is clear. Because when mom says to do one thing, and dad says another, the kids get really confused. Such is the case in California, where the state has issued rules for homeowners to conserve water in the midst of extreme drought, with fines of $500 per day or violating those guidelines, but one city is threatening to fine a couple $500 — unless they water their lawn.

 

Florida city imposes fines and jailtime for violating dress code on public property

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 A city council has voted unanimously to impose a public dress code, enforceable by the police, and punishable by fines and up to 6 months in jail.

 

Teen hospitalized after being suspected of being out past police-imposed curfew

 

Merceedez Wright, 17, injured following curfew enforcement in Clairton, PA. (Source: KDKA)

 A teen’s evening excursion for ice cream resulted in her going to the hospital in a neck-brace, after police found her and her friends in public just a few minutes past the government-imposed curfew for minors.

 

Elderly dementia patient beaten, tased in the face for ‘aggressive’ walk

Albert Flowers in the hospital.

The subject of a controversial beating from 2011 has died following his traumatic brain injury. A mumbling, elderly dementia patient was kicked to the ground and beaten by an officer who feared that his life might be endangered by the man’s ‘aggressive’ walk towards him. The officer was later found to have tampered with his dash-cam, but remains on the Melbourne Police Department to this day.

 

Ohio man beaten unconscious when he declined to present ID

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A pedestrian suffered numerous injuries following a confrontation with police officers who violently demanded his identity.

 

Indiana forces retirement home to stop serving alcohol to residents

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State beverage cops showed up at a retirement community to demand that residents not be served alcoholic beverages, even while on private property that they call home.

 

Homicide Cop Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex In His Police Car With Teen Runaway

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A Miami Beach homicide detective was taken into custody Saturday, accused of having sex in a police car with a runaway teen he invited to live in his home.

 

Man Shot in the Back Over Unpaid Parking Tickets

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The coercive nature of the state is necessary for its existence. All decrees handed down from the ‘wise men’ on high, are upheld and enforced on the promissory action of state sanctioned violence.

 

Judge Busted for DWI Says “You are Going to Ruin my Life”, Pleads for Special Treatment

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Recently, a Texas appeals court judge named Nora Longoria was caught going just over the speed limit while traveling drunk in her Lexus late one evening.  When she was pulled over by police she immediately flashed her badge and told them that she was a judge.

 

Man Cited and Threatened With Arrest for Raising His Middle Finger

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Forest Thomer was flipping people off as they drove by Friday afternoon to express his freedom of speech and to garnish some attention for his Facebook page called “Art of a Mother Fucker.” Highland Heights Police officer Dave Bruener showed up and shut him down.

 

76-Year-Old Veteran Arrested for Asking City Official to Please Speak Louder

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During an Industrial Development Meeting at Greeneville Light and Power, US Veteran, Eddie Overholt was arrested for asking a city official to speak louder.

 

Police Seize And Sell Vehicles For Scrap

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The last time Lois Womble saw her 1990 Buick, a Hamlet police officer sat behind the wheel and drove it away after a traffic stop.

 

US Adding Millions To Its “Terrorist Database”

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The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by the government in a civil lawsuit.

 

Police Chief Accused Of Signing Tea Party Member Up For Obamacare And Porn

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A police chief in Wisconsin was charged on Thursday with creating accounts on pornographic and dating websites under the name of a local Tea Party advocate to even a score with him, court records showed.

 

Son Of Cop Awaiting Trial For Heinous Murder Files Complaint Over Jail Menu And Small Towels

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The son of a Joliet, Illinois, police officer awaiting trial for the strangulation murder of two men has filed a complaint with a Will County judge complaining about the lack of diversity in the jailhouse menu, too small towels, and overpriced items in the jail commissary.

 

Citizen Confronts Cop After Filming Him Driving Recklessly to Work. Cop Left Speechless.

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A vigilant citizen with a camera has done a perfect job of filming the hypocritical standard of which cops frequently adhere.

 

Cop VS Cop: Cop Pulls Over Cop; Cop Resists, Other Cop Tells Cop To Stop Recording Cops

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A Miami police officer pulled a car over for speeding last month, which turned out to be a plainclothes internal affairs lieutenant who shoved the door open on the officer after refusing to provide his drivers license, leading to a struggle on the side of the road that was caught on camera.

 

Man Arrested After Stabbing Watermelon

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They say she later returned home to find the watermelon on the counter with a butcher’s knife in it. She reported that Cervellino then entered the room and began carving the watermelon. She called the incident passive-aggressive and menacing.

 

Mother Begs Physician To Break Car Window After She Locks Baby Inside Hot Car — Cops Detain The Doctor

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An 8-day-old infant was inadvertently locked in a car on the way out of the pediatrician’s office. The firefighters couldn’t get the door unlocked, so the doctor, Stacey Williams, got a hammer from her office to break the car window and free the baby, even though this wasn’t quite the way the firefighters preferred to deal with the situation.  Enter Metro cop and brave hero, Michael Pyle.

 

Strippers Say Cops Photographed Them Nude During Club Inspections

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Thirty strippers in the San Diego area filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Police Department on Wednesday, saying they were forced to be photographed while nude or nearly nude while officers claimed to be inspecting the clubs where they worked.

 

No Charges For Cop With Questionable Past In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Holding Wii Controller

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A Georgia police officer won’t be charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager holding a video game controller — even though a previous grand jury found the use of force was not authorized.

 

Ex-Cop Gets 30 Days Work Release For Years Of TORTURING Girl: Zip-Tying, Punching, Choking

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A former Colorado police officer who was found guilty of abusing a 15-year-old girl over a period of years was sentenced to 30 days of work release and three years of probation this week.

 

Teen Gets 23 Years In Prison For Fatal Shooting Of A Former Police Dog

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A 17-year-old Florida boy was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Friday for the fatal shooting of a retired police dog.

 

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Double Standards for Aggressor Wearing CA Highway Patrol Badge

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Recently a video surfaced that shows a California Highway Patrol employee straddling 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, and delivering repeated blows to her head and face.

The incident happened in Los Angels on Tuesday, July 01st, around 5:40pm, at the La Brea Avenue onramp to I-10. It was captured by David Diaz, who happened to be traveling by at the time.

Almost two weeks since the incident, the aggressor remains unnamed, at work, with pay. Meanwhile, those in his outfit are doing damage control – hoping things will calm down so they can continue on with business as usual. That isn’t surprising, as they are incentivized first to protect not you or I, but the perceived legitimacy of their corrupt institution.

One colleague of the aggressor, Chris O’Quinn, claims that Pinnock had walked into traffic. Even if O’Quinn is believed, does that make acceptable the violence whetted out against Pinnock? If you saw someone who walked into the road, would it be justified if you stopped and beat them down?

O’Quinn also claimed that his colleague was merely trying to restrain Pinnock. Huh?? Clearly she’s trying to block the blows from being delivered. If the aggressor was so brazen in this instance, I wonder how many others he’s wronged?

As Pinnock’s own daughter noted,

I never would have thought I would be standing here today talking on behalf of my mom because she was beaten on the side of a freeway by a CHP officer that was sworn to protect her. That makes me scared.

Further, O’Quinn had the audacity to claim that Pinnock was not hurt. Really? After receiving multiple blows to her head and face from someone atop her, she’s just fine? Would O’Quinn put-forth the same narrative if it were his wife, or mom, who was repeatedly hit in the face and head by a grown male?

CURRENT STATUS

Some upset have been holding rallies, which are great to unify, and to bring attention to the situation, but they’re not the solution alone.

Some have called for more training of police employees, so that they can better-respond to situations (i.e. not initiate force). This is definitely not a solution, as the same corrupt institution, that suffers from the same perverse incentives, remains.

Some have called for an investigation done by employees of other, coercive monopolistic entities. There is no way justice or accountability will ever be achieved through this route, no matter how well-intentioned some involved may be. Like the California Highway Patrol, all are founded on the flawed claim that some people – those with badges – have the “legal” right to initiate force.

Some are happy to learn that since the incident, attorneys Caree Harper and John Burris have become involved to help Pinnock in legaland, and that a civil suit is in the plans. But that tactic too will not curtail the pattern of violence caused by police employees, as it’s not the individual aggressor who, assuming compensation is said due, has to compensate their victim, but area residents. Also, using this avenue bestows upon legaland some legitimacy, but it – like all of the injustice system – is a centralized, coercive apparatus that can only exist at the direct inverse of our rights.

Still others look forward to meetings held between so-called “leaders,” “experts,” and the so-claimed “authorities”. This is but window dressing. This perceived “solution” is both foolish and dangerous, as it does not question, but concentrates power with a few who claim the right to rule over others.

The real solution lies within yourself. If you conclude that some who demand your allegiance aren’t deservant, don’t grant them any. If you realize that an action wrong for one cannot become right for another based simply on a costume or badge, and act accordingly, you are more threatening to the Statist Quo than any rally, petition, or lawsuit.

One mind at a time, that erosion of legitimacy will do more to safeguard your rights, and the rights of those around you, than any inside-their-system strategy could ever accomplish.

TAKE-AWAYS

  • FILMING IS KEY
    Because traveler David Diaz took the time to film, it cannot be as easily ignored or covered-up. Thousands are now aware of the incident, and the court of public opinion is powerful.
    Related: http://CopBlock.org/FilmThePolice
  • INDIVIDUALS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS
    The aggressors identity is still not known, though that’s likely to change. Whether that info is released by his colleagues during a press conference, or located and shared by those who have such skills, it should be welcomed by anyone, police and non-police alike, who value truth and know the importance of freedom coupled with responsibility, as it rightly focuses attention on the person who acted.
    Related: http://CopBlock.org/Library

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Police Trespassing and Brutality

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

This post was shared anonymously via CopBlock.org’s submit page.

Date of Interaction: November 26, 2013
Police Employees Involved: Santa Rosa Police Department
Police Employee Contact Information: 707-543-3600

One day around noon, there was a knock at our front door. Without looking through the peephole, my girlfriend’s brother went to open the door. All of a sudden, a cop slammed through the door and proceeded to pull my girlfriend’s brother out of the house while assaulting him. At this point, my girlfriend, her cousin, and I pulled out our phones and started recording. Apparently they were there looking for my girlfriend’s oldest brother who was suspected of forging fake prescriptions. However, the police did not have a search warrant and three of them were in my home even though we were telling them to get out and that they needed to present a search warrant in order for them to stay in our home.

They ended up arresting my girlfriend’s brothers, and mother, who did absolutely nothing but get swung by her shoulder down the porch after trying to hold her son who was being arrested for no reason. We ended up bailing all of them out and started building a case on the video in which the police broke many laws and stomped all over our constitutional rights. Weeks later, they raided our house with a search warrant, stating they were looking for the oldest brother who was at this time on the run and we didn’t even know where he was. They tore our house apart for four hours while we sat on the porch handcuffed and they walk in and out laughing at us. They found our phones and started going through our videos and pictures until they found the video we had of them illegally entering our house and assaulting my girlfriend’s mother and brother. They confiscated the phones and still have them to this day, even though we have requested to get them back numerous times.

The house was torn apart, most of the kitchen drawers are still broken to this day, they dumped the trash all over the place, dumped cups of milk onto our bed, and ended up finding a sleeping pill prescribed to me and arrested me for it, stating in the police report that it was a Vicodin when it was a Trazedone. I went to jail and paid the consequences as if it was a narcotic, which it wasn’t. I told the public defender who didn’t have time to deal with my case, and he told me there was nothing we could do and let me take the fall. I have no faith in the justice system and feel the world would be a better place without police all together.

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Traffic Ticket Defenses

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

RealityChecker shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page.

This site rocks! I always surf it, and have noticed some complaints about citizens issued phone infraction and parking tickets.

I wanted to offer some expertise on some rather diabolical traffic ticket and other defense strategies that are California specific that I have used. Please couch this with the understanding that the traffic court is an utterly corrupt, criminal system specifically designed to punish you for daring to exercise any of your Constitutional and Statutory rights to defend yourself. Also, traffic judges rarely follow the law in their bloodlust zeal to shake you down and extort you for revenue.

As an example, the promise to appear date on a ticket used to be the date and time you would also have an opportunity to enter a plea of not guilty. Well, too many people were exercising their rights, so they changed the crooked system so when you initially appear, they then tell you to come back AGAIN for arraignment an average of 7 months later, with the plan that you will forget, then they will demand even more bribe money for a claimed failure to appear.

As to specific strategies, I NEVER EVER post a bribe, er, bail! It is not a crime to not have money, nor can they deny you your Constitutional rights to trial just because you have no bribe fees.

What I have done repeatedly in the past is say, “Your honor, I enter a plea of not guilty, and request an O.R. release. I met my promise to appear today, and I will do so again. I don’t believe I will be convicted, and if wrongfully convicted, I have no monies and would have to ask for community service after exhausting all appeal remedies.” Now frankly, I stopped asking for an O.R. release as it got granted once. I really don’t want them to grant it. The best way to accomplish that is to not ask for an O.R. release, so I no longer ask for it.

What happens next is with or without a ruling, they tell you to go see the cashier. Now if the commissioner actually grants an O.R. release as happened one time, the tactic no longer works. If they either deny your O.R. release request, or better yet, you don’t ask for it at all, then the cashier demands a bribe, er, bail money, and with my cell phone recorder going, I tell them I am indigent and can’t afford bail. They don’t give you a trial date but rather give this form that says something to the effect that if you fail to come up with bail money by (typically 30 days) a warrant may be issued for your arrest. Right! But it goes on to say, if you can’t come up with the bail money by the due date, you may have to see the judge again. BINGO!

On that date, I appear again, at which point they schedule ANOTHER return visit before a judge who does not have time to hold some evidentiary hearing on whether you have money or not. Off to the cashier they send me again, and this time they finally give a trial date when I still have not posted bail.

Now remember how I said at arraignment I entered a plea of not guilty? When you don’t post bail, unless an O.R. release was granted, they refuse to give you a trial date at the cashier’s window at arraignment. When you return at 30 days or whatever the form specifies you must post bail by, they just give you another court date to see the judge, ostensibly to hold a finances hearing, which has never been discussed all the times I appeared for that type of hearing.

Because of my vigorous tactics and the court/cashier imposed delays, by the time they get me to trial, an average time of 90 days elapses…which just happens to be past the 45 days speedy trial California mandatory statute. At trial, I don’t even let it commence, I move to dismiss via a Penal Code Section 1382 Motion to Dismiss on the grounds of a lack of prosecution. I keep a four page Declaration, Points and Authorities document on the computer and just change the dates and times and names.

Remember, if you plan on using this tactic, NEVER sign any papers, especially ones waiving your rights. And be careful, the Cal Vehicle Code has some sneaky, slimy hidden section that furtively claims if you plea/post bail via mail, you may be waiving your speedy trial rights. I can’t tell you how many crooked clerk have demanded I sign their forms to get a trial, and hidden within the language is a waiver of your rights. I have varied from videotaping them demanding I sign a right waiver form as a condition of trial, to just crossing off the parts I don’t agree with and not letting them know I did so.

Total waste of time based upon a lost wages to fine ratio analysis? You bet! That’s how its deliberately rigged.

I also frequently demand the County seat at the time of the ticket being issued when I am in a city other than the main one. As an example, the City of Long Beach, Santa Monica, Manhattan beach, Redondo, etc., these are not County seats, so upon your motion at arraignment AFTER you entered your not guilty plea, they must transfer it, where it will get delayed some more, and usually past the 45 days Statutory time.

I learned the basics via a totally righteous book called Fight Your Ticket By David Brown via Nolo Press. That became the foundation for these advanced tactics not referenced in the book.

Another diabolical tactic I have used with 100% success is to ignore summonses/bench warrants, then after 12 months, filing a Serna Motion. People v Serna says that if the police fail to take you into custody and bring you before a magistrate within 12 months of the issue of a warrant, the delay is unfairly prejudicial against your ability to defend yourself, you needn’t prove prejudice, and unless your whereabouts could not be determined by a routine investigation, not only must the warrant be dismissed, but must the charges it arose from! EPIC!

These are just a few of the tactics I developed, everything from demanding a stenographer paid for at the expense of the state (In re Armstrong Motion, also see March v Muni Court, Mayer v City of Chicago), to formally subpoenaing a cop, so that when he does not appear, you can move the court to find sufficient cause to hold the cop in contempt of court for disobedience to a lawful subpoena, then demand a bench warrant be issued for his arrest. (Courts don’t formally subpoena traffic cops.)

I have not lost in 10 years.

Now of course the trial lawyers will require I advise you to not rely upon any of my experiences and to tell you this is not legal advice to be relied upon, and to consult with an attorney, blah blah.

Good luck, and give them hell, it’s your PATRIOTIC DUTY to ALWAYS challenge the government.

RealityChecker

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From Palestine to Pelican Bay, prisoners and their loved ones fight for justice and freedom

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
June 18, 2014

by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
[Full Article includes solidarity actions you can take]

“Our message to the world is that we are peacefully resisting our arbitrary detention, despite the threat the hunger strike imposes on our health … Our bodies are weak, but our determination to end injustice and achieve our demands has never been stronger … According to international law, the occupation’s practice of administrative detention is arbitrary and violates all international human rights regulations and laws that call for respecting human beings, their rights, freedom and lives …

“Without international and media pressure, nothing will change. The humanitarian side of the issue should be revived; it is not a matter of numbers and years. There are children, sons and daughters, parents and families that are suffering from the raids, arrest processes and administrative detention renewals and everything else that is directly connected to these conditions.” – Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike, Day 55, June 17, 2014

SIGN PETITION HERE: http://ymlp296.net/xgmmbeyhgmguu

From California to Palestine to Guantanamo, prisoners are resisting the torturous conditions to which they were never sentenced. On July 8, 2013, 30,000 prisoners across California began a hunger strike and work stoppage protesting long-term solitary confinement and horrific prison conditions. The day after, Palestinian former political prisoner Sheikh Khader Adnan, whose 66-day hunger strike protesting being detained without charge, attracting worldwide attention, wrote in support of the California hunger strikers:

“The policy of isolation is a cheap weapon in the hands of those who hold power. The policy of isolation is used against American citizens who are victims of the political, economic and social order/system that thrives on greed, discrimination and the deprived, including the African-Americans and Palestinian resistors such as Sameeh Hamoudeh and Sami Al-Aryan …

“Hunger strikes are a courageous step and a real tool for all those who are deprived of their rights to lift the existing oppression, and I hope that these prisoners will gain their rights and their demands. Today, the hunger strikes of the Palestinian prisoners inspire those who are detained to engage in hunger strikes to guarantee that they are treated humanely and with respect and dignity.”

Now Palestinian prisoners are in acute need of our support. Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons launched an open-ended mass hunger strike on April 24, 2014. Since then, detainees have been subsisting on only water and salt. This is the latest in a series of mass and individual hunger strikes since 2011 protesting Israel’s policy of “administrative detention,” whereby Israel holds Palestinian men, women and children without charges or trial, or the opportunity to hear the evidence against them.

The Israeli military commander issues detention orders for periods of one to six months, which can be renewed indefinitely. In its indeterminate length, lack of due process or transparency, and its use as punishment for political activity, administrative detention resembles California’s Security Housing Units (SHU).

Administrative detention has been used against tens of thousands of Palestinians; detention is a constant threat in Palestinian daily life. Random incarceration and torture are used to collectively punish Palestinian people, as they seek to survive and resist Israeli military occupation and colonization. …

Read the full article at San Francisco Bay View

http://sfbayview.com/2014/from-palestine-to-pelican-bay-prisoners-and-their-loved-ones-fight-for-justice-and-freedom/


From Palestine to Pelican Bay, prisoners and their loved ones fight for justice and freedom

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
June 18, 2014

by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
[Full Article includes solidarity actions you can take]

“Our message to the world is that we are peacefully resisting our arbitrary detention, despite the threat the hunger strike imposes on our health … Our bodies are weak, but our determination to end injustice and achieve our demands has never been stronger … According to international law, the occupation’s practice of administrative detention is arbitrary and violates all international human rights regulations and laws that call for respecting human beings, their rights, freedom and lives …

“Without international and media pressure, nothing will change. The humanitarian side of the issue should be revived; it is not a matter of numbers and years. There are children, sons and daughters, parents and families that are suffering from the raids, arrest processes and administrative detention renewals and everything else that is directly connected to these conditions.” – Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike, Day 55, June 17, 2014

SIGN PETITION HERE: http://ymlp296.net/xgmmbeyhgmguu

From California to Palestine to Guantanamo, prisoners are resisting the torturous conditions to which they were never sentenced. On July 8, 2013, 30,000 prisoners across California began a hunger strike and work stoppage protesting long-term solitary confinement and horrific prison conditions. The day after, Palestinian former political prisoner Sheikh Khader Adnan, whose 66-day hunger strike protesting being detained without charge, attracting worldwide attention, wrote in support of the California hunger strikers:

“The policy of isolation is a cheap weapon in the hands of those who hold power. The policy of isolation is used against American citizens who are victims of the political, economic and social order/system that thrives on greed, discrimination and the deprived, including the African-Americans and Palestinian resistors such as Sameeh Hamoudeh and Sami Al-Aryan …

“Hunger strikes are a courageous step and a real tool for all those who are deprived of their rights to lift the existing oppression, and I hope that these prisoners will gain their rights and their demands. Today, the hunger strikes of the Palestinian prisoners inspire those who are detained to engage in hunger strikes to guarantee that they are treated humanely and with respect and dignity.”

Now Palestinian prisoners are in acute need of our support. Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons launched an open-ended mass hunger strike on April 24, 2014. Since then, detainees have been subsisting on only water and salt. This is the latest in a series of mass and individual hunger strikes since 2011 protesting Israel’s policy of “administrative detention,” whereby Israel holds Palestinian men, women and children without charges or trial, or the opportunity to hear the evidence against them.

The Israeli military commander issues detention orders for periods of one to six months, which can be renewed indefinitely. In its indeterminate length, lack of due process or transparency, and its use as punishment for political activity, administrative detention resembles California’s Security Housing Units (SHU).

Administrative detention has been used against tens of thousands of Palestinians; detention is a constant threat in Palestinian daily life. Random incarceration and torture are used to collectively punish Palestinian people, as they seek to survive and resist Israeli military occupation and colonization. …

Read the full article at San Francisco Bay View

http://sfbayview.com/2014/from-palestine-to-pelican-bay-prisoners-and-their-loved-ones-fight-for-justice-and-freedom/


FUNDS NEEDED for Documentary on California Prisoner Hunger Strikes

Monday, June 16th, 2014

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dying-for-sunlight-documentary-film-on-the-california-prisoner-hunger-strikes
DocumentaryFlyer-SIDE 1 - C-1On June 12, 2014, Lucas Guilkey, organizer and award-winning documentary film maker, launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the film “Dying for Sunlight: The Story of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikes.”  Please support the making of this documentary about the prisoner-led human rights movement against indefinite solitary confinement

 

Lucas has been creating powerful short videos about the CA Prisoner Hunger Strike Human Rights Movement over the past year, and now plans to tell the story in a more full and comprehensive manner, focusing on those who know it best: family members of the hunger strikers and those who’ve spent time in the SHU.

 

Any and all help spreading the word about this fundraising campaign will be deeply appreciated.

 igg.me/at/hungerstrikefilm


FUNDS NEEDED for Documentary on California Prisoner Hunger Strikes

Monday, June 16th, 2014

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dying-for-sunlight-documentary-film-on-the-california-prisoner-hunger-strikes
DocumentaryFlyer-SIDE 1 - C-1On June 12, 2014, Lucas Guilkey, organizer and award-winning documentary film maker, launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the film “Dying for Sunlight: The Story of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikes.”  Please support the making of this documentary about the prisoner-led human rights movement against indefinite solitary confinement

 

Lucas has been creating powerful short videos about the CA Prisoner Hunger Strike Human Rights Movement over the past year, and now plans to tell the story in a more full and comprehensive manner, focusing on those who know it best: family members of the hunger strikers and those who’ve spent time in the SHU.

 

Any and all help spreading the word about this fundraising campaign will be deeply appreciated.

 igg.me/at/hungerstrikefilm


Unlawful Arrest

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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Date of Interaction: April 11, 2014
Police Employee Involved: E. Jung Employee No. 103
Police Employee Outlet: Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

On April 11, 2014, my grandmother sent my family and I to pick up my sister, Leeza, from school for a wedding. While waiting in the passenger side for Leeza, a school security officer approached my father in the driver’s seat asking, “Can I help you?” The reason for asking was because my father was parked in a reserved space. The situation escalated, and my father refused to answer who he was picking up. All questions were directed towards him and they asked him to leave.

My father asked me to switch seats because he did not have a driver’s license. All this happened while my sister, Alexis, was still in the back seat. When my family and I began to leave, a police officer was waiting at the entrance, asking us to pull back and park. He approached, and asked me questions. The Assistant Principal then approached, making false statements to the officer, repeating things my father said, but instead labeled it as “they.” The officer then began to believe those statements were also made by me and he then acted upon that belief. I was the only one arrested, not my father or sister. I asked the officer why I was the only one arrested; he replied that I was driving and “in control of the situation.” Regardless of whether or not my father was wrong, I feel that I should not have been arrested for it.

I was arrested for the following misdemeanor charges:
626.7(a)(1) Failure to leave school grounds
148(a)(1) Obstruct/Delay police officer

Adrian

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Police State Monday: Toddler In Coma After SWAT Raid, 83-Year-Old Man Given Drug Charges After Pharmacy Gives Wrong RX, AND MORE

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Every Monday, the Angel Clark Show is dedicated to highlighting police abuses.

Today we discussed:

 

Oliver Stone To Direct Snowden Movie 

U.S. film director Oliver Stone (Reuters / Aly Song)

The story of former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden isn’t going away anytime soon: Famed American film director Oliver Stone now says he’ll bring the National Security Agent leaker’s saga to the silver screen.

 

Police Chief Facing Felony Charges For Harboring, Dating Fugitive Heroin Addict

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An Ohio police chief has been suspended without pay from his $32,000-a-year job, and faces 12 criminal charges — five of them felonies — after authorities say he harbored and continued to date a woman being sought on drug charges.

 

SWAT team throws concussion grenade into baby playpen during no-knock raid

(Source: WSBTV)

A SWAT crashed through a family’s door in the middle of the night and threw a concussion grenade into a baby’s playpen.   A 19-month-old baby was horribly disfigured when it exploded in his face.  [Graphic]

 

Toddler Burned By SWAT Grenade Faces Another Surgery, As Police Defend Raid

The toddler severely burned and left unable to breathe on his own when a Georgia SWAT team threw a flashbang grenade in his crib during a Thursday drug raid is preparing for another surgery on Monday… all for a single meth sale of $50.

 

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“Bou” is now in a medically induced coma, and it could be weeks before it’s known if he’ll survive and what treatment he’ll need. The family was only supposed to be in Georgia temporarily after a fire at their Wisconsin home.
Now, the family of six faces weeks of uncertainty, unsure how long the boy will be hospitalized, and where they’ll live in the meantime.
“The dad said they have nothing to do with (drugs),”
The family is angry, but hopefully the boy makes a full recovery. His sisters, ages or 3, 5, and 7.

http://www.gofundme.com/9mih84

 

Drug Task Force That Burned Toddler Also Killed An Innocent Pastor

But this same task force has a history. Read about a settlement in the death of Jonathan Ayers, an innocent pastor that this same drug task force killed in a drug operation.

 

Officer Instructed ‘Tase The Bitch’ During Deadly Beating

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A lawsuit filed against the city of Sherman, Tex. alleges that a woman was beaten following a traffic stop until she was brain dead, that one officer gave orders to “tase the bitch,” and that police forced a bystander to stop filming the incident.

 

Father arrested for making son walk one mile home from school

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A father was arrested when he gave his son the “old school” punishment of walking one-mile home from school to think about what he had done.

 

Police give elderly man drug charges after pharmacy issues incorrect prescription

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Police were asked to retrieve a bottle of pills that hat been incorrectly issued to an elderly patient.  When the 83-year-old man asked that police “sign for” the pills before leaving his home, the officer became violent and threw him to the ground and arrested him on felony charges of drug possession and theft.  His 76-year-old-wife also received a knee to the back as she was arrested and charged with obstructing.

 

Cop Fires Gun At Teens He Caught Making Out In Car Parked At School

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An Oklahoma police officer is accused of firing his gun at two teenagers he caught making out in a car parked in a public school lot.

 

Carjacking victim calls police for help, gets threatened with jailtime

Charles Williams was treated like a criminal when he called police for help.  (Source: KFOR)

A man who had just been carjacked and robbed at gunpoint called the police to report the crime. He says the police almost treated him as badly as the criminals did.

 

SWAT locks down California school for 4 hours during class-by-class weapons search

(Source: CBS Los Angeles)

Students at a California high school were forced to hunker down as SWAT teams with weapons drawn searched their entire campus for weapons.   The effort included a warrantless search of students’ vehicles, lockers, backpacks, and classrooms.  The long 4-hour detention reportedly forced some students to urinate in darkened classrooms.

 

Cop Accused Of Shooting Family Dog Dead After Waving Gun At Children

Oklahoma cop shoots and kills family dog [KOKH-TV]

An Oklahoma family accused local law enforcement of pointing his gun at two young children before shooting and killing one of their dogs.

 

Minnesota gubernatorial candidate arrested while exercising free speech in a park

(Source: Chris Holbrook for Governor | Facebook)

Gubernatorial candidate Chris Holbrook was arrested for exercising his 1st Amendment rights while in a public park.  He and some supporters were peacefully gathering signatures  to achieve ballot access — a fundamental political freedom — but police insisted that he needed a permit and placed him in shackles.

 

Pentagon directives outline conditions for using military force, drones against U.S. civilians

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Recent Pentagon directives contain some alarming text regarding the extents of military involvement in domestic emergencies and the advancement of the War on Terror on domestic soil.  Specifically at issue is the use of drone surveillance and military force against American civilians within the United States of America.

 

This Police Chief Was Caught On Camera Having Sex In An Ambulance — But One of His Officers Got Fired Over It

Image source: screengrab via WHAT

Jal, New Mexico police chief Larry Burns was caught on camera — on two different occasions — having sex in and around a city ambulance. But while his actions were inappropriate, and got him suspended for two weeks, the chief is keeping his job and the officer who planted the camera is getting canned.

 

New federal database will track Americans’ credit scores, financial history

(Source: iStock)

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has given notice of its intent to database a large number of very personal data points on every American who possesses a mortgage — which may include as many as 227 million Americans.   These points include things like financial histories, credit card balances, credit scores, personal demographics, lists of assets and property, family information, and more.

 

Officer receives only 30 days in jail for framing his ex-wife with a felony

Officer Jeff Covington, Madison, Texas

A police sergeant enacted a plan to frame an an innocent citizen with felony drug charges.  When caught and found guilty,  his malicious scheme to ruin someone’s life only earned him a paltry sentence of 30 days in jail — just a fraction of what he intended to inflict on his victim.

 

Caught On Video: School Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair, Dumping Him On Floor

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One security officer then ordered the student, identified as freshman Francisco Martinez, to move along and either Martinez didn’t comply or was slow to do so, according to Abdel-Qawi.

 

‘Reset The Net!’ Reddit, Greenpeace, Amnesty Unite In Anti-NSA Hit Campaign

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Opponents of mass government surveillance are braced for the June-5 campaign for a free and secure internet, led by some of the world’s largest websites. A massive electronic ‘Thunderclap’ is planned for the first anniversary of Snowden’s revelations.

 

Airports, Police Want Training, Funds To Deter Gunmen

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Better training and more federal funding would help airport officials and police prevent shootings like the one that killed a Transportation Security Administration officer in Los Angeles in November, a House panel heard Thursday.

 

Men Thought To Be Impersonating Cops Robbing People, Turned Out To Just Be Cops

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“Several unidentified police officers were working this particular robbery case, recognized one of the suspects in the photographs as being a member of the Detroit Police Department,” Chief James Craig said Monday.
Now under arrest are two police sergeants, a 47-year-old officer and 20-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department and his 42-year-old buddy from the police academy, who is a former DPD cop and 17-year veteran of the St. Clair Shores Police Department. The later recently received a distinguished service award.

 

Police Kill Man After Mistaking Pellet Gun For Assault Rifle

Detroit police investigating mob beating [WXYZ-TV]

Maryland police early on Friday killed a 20-year-old man armed with a pellet gun that officers mistook for an assault rifle, a police spokeswoman said.

 

Cop Pointed Gun At Stepson, 5, Threatened To Blow His ‘Jewish Brains Out’

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An Arkansas police officer who pointed a gun at his 5-year-old stepson’s head and threatened to blow his “Jewish brains out” has resigned after charges were filed against him.

 

Video: Cops Taser Man 18 Times Then Pounce On Family Member As He Films Incident

A video of yet another brutal tasering has gone viral on the internet, also highlighting how police are increasingly targeting people who film their heavy handed actions.

The video shows two police officers from Springfield in Illinois, pinning a young male suspect on the ground. As he writhes beneath them, one of the officers deploys and uses it on the suspect at point blank range. The crackle of the electricity from the weapon can be heard.

 

Cops Caused Fatal Stroke By Beating Veteran Tired Of Waiting At VA Hospital

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A California veteran suffered a stroke that eventually killed him nearly three years ago after police beat him up when he tried to leave a Veterans Hospital with a shunt in his arm, according to a lawsuit filed by the man’s family.

 

Cops Arrest Man in Pig Mask for Impersonating A Police Office

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Steven Peers, a 46 year old father of four was recently arrested in Manchester for impersonating a police officer.  Mr. Peers was not attempting to commit any crime, but was actually wearing a noticeable costume in hopes to call attention to, and raise awareness about police corruption and misconduct.

 

 

 

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