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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Police State Monday: Man Gets Felony For Splashing Water At Cop, Mother Jailed For Letting 9-Year-Old Daughter Play In Park Alone, AND MUCH MORE

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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


Today we discussed:

South Carolina mother jailed for letting 9-year-old daughter play at park unsupervised

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A mother has been arrested and thrown in jail on charges of child neglect because her 9-year-old daughter was found playing at a park by herself. It might sound like a reasonable, normal place for an American kid to spend a summer day. That is, until busybody neighbors and overzealous government agents arbitrarily decided that it is abusive.

 

Florida inmate was gassed to death while locked in solitary confinement

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An inmate was locked in solitary confinement and repeatedly sprayed with mustard-colored gas until he died, an investigation has uncovered. Officials then allegedly covered up the death and claimed it was due to natural causes.

 

Texas town enforces ‘zero tolerance’ policy on grass length requirements

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The town of Abilene has instituted a ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on private property owners whose grass does not meet government-mandated length requirements. Code enforcers literally drive around with measuring sticks to determine which lawns have been deemed too long by the town.   The property owners are then threatened with letters and are ultimately given Class C Misdemeanors if they do not comply.

 

Police faked 9-1-1 phone calls to warrantlessly search homes

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A dubious police tactic has come to light, in which officers used falsified information in order to gain ‘consent’ to search private properties without a warrant.

 

Drunken ‘Pterodactyl’ Man Hit With Felony For Splashing Deputy In Legoland

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A Florida man claiming his name was “Pterodactyl” was charged last week in a wild chase through the Legoland theme park. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting officers without violence, and felony battery on a law enforcement officer for splashing water on the deputy.

 

Cop shoots dog in a parked van, claims it was lunging, vicious pit bull

"Arfie" was killed in a parked car. (Source: Craig Jones / KREM)

An officer shot and killed a dog that was waiting for its owner inside of a parked van. The officer later claimed it ‘lunged’ at him, but it was also revealed that he had his gun drawn the entire time. The officer recorded his actions as necessary to protect himself from a “vicious pit bull,” when the truth was that he killed a black Lab sitting in a parked car.

 

Violent SWAT raid leaves St. Paul family traumatized, two pets shot dead

Mello and Laylo, both killed by the St. Paul SWAT. (Source: KMSP)

A SWAT team left a family traumatized and mourning the loss of two beloved family pets that were abruptly gunned down in their living room during a surprise morning raid.  In the wake of their devastation, police walked away with enough evidence to issue a $200 ticket.

 

Deputy Police Chief, Officer In Town Were Members Of The KKK, The FBI Alleges

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Police morale in Fruitland Park, Florida has been shaken after a deputy chief and officer resigned when the Federal Bureau of Investigations identified them as members of the Ku Klux Klan.

 

Security Guard Fired From Target After He Reported Cop For Shoplifting

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A Virginia man claims he was fired from his security job at Target after a man he reported for shoplifting turned out to be a Leesburg sheriff’s deputy, The Washington Post reports.

 

Cops Criticized For Lying After Fatally Shooting Suspect Over $2 Worth Of Marijuana

Criticism surrounds Tampa man's shooting by cops [WTVT-TV]

Authorities in Tampa, Florida are being accused of covering up the truth regarding officers’ fatal shooting of 29-year-old Jason Westcott, who was suspected of dealing drugs but was later found to have about $2 worth of marijuana in his home.

 

Highly-Criticized Albuquerque Police Militarize With $350,000 Purchase Of 350 AR-15 Rifles

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The Albuquerque Police Department, which has drawn criticism for its use of excessive force, plans to supply officers with hundreds of military-style weapons.

 

WATCH: Cops Put Mom In Chokehold After Her Kids Film Cousin’s Arrest From Porch

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A Virginia family said police harassed them and tried to stop them from filming arrests in front of their home.

 

New Law Would Make Complaints Against Police “Proven False” A Felony

New Kansas law would make complaints against police "proven false" a felony

The Kansas House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice has introduced a bill that will require private citizens who file complaints against police officers to sign an affidavit, acknowledging that if their allegations are proven false, they can be charged with perjury, which is a felony charge.

Furthermore, this bill prohibits a Kansas law enforcement agency from opening an investigation into a complaint if another law enforcement agency has already investigated the complaint and found in favor of the officer.

In other words, this bill would allow police departments to arrest the people who file complaints against police officers. In Wichita, Kansas, complaints are almost always dismissed, by the Wichita Police Department, so, according to this bill and its vague wording, the WPD, could now go arrest the people who file complaints against their officers.

 

Cops Pull Rifle On Native American Artist Cleaning Up Dog Poop Inside His SUV

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A well-known Native American artist said Santa Fe police pulled a rifle on him after his dog defecated in his SUV and a passerby mistook his cleanup for a burglary.

 

Two homes forcibly commandeered by police, innocent homeowners arrested

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Police forcibly commandeered homes from two innocent families because they wanted to use the properties to surveil a neighbor. After their plan was denied by phone request, police conspired and executed a plan to break into the homes and arrest the innocent homeowners, a lawsuit reveals.

 

Virginia police obtain warrant to photograph 17-year-old’s genitalia

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A 17-year-old boy is being persecuted because he and his 15-year-old girlfriend voluntarily shared naked pictures with one another. As if that were not enough injustice, the boy was forcibly photographed naked as evidence… and investigators want even more.

Also see:

Cop Mistakes GUN for TASER; Shoots Unarmed Man and May Keep Job

If You Look Up Excessive Force in the Dictionary, There Would Be a Picture of This Scene

Police Escort Breastfeeding Woman Out of Concert, Threaten her with Arrest

Cop tries to shoot dog, misses, hits 10-year-old boy

Grandmother Arrested, Spends 5 Days in Jail…..Whoops, Wrong Person.

VIDEO: Gang of Uniformed Thugs Beat Down Innocent Man Standing on the Sidewalk

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Who is Angel Clark?

Angel Clark is a talk radio host, a syndicated writer, an activist and lover of Liberty.

With her unique, fast-paced, witty sarcasm Angel Clark brings you the news of the day with a creative individualist twist.

She has appeared on numerous televised news sources. Her writings have been featured in both local and national avenues. She has been interviewed by numerous talk show hosts over the years. She has been a guest speaker at rallies and has interviewed hundreds of guest including presidential candidates.

Angel writes for numerous sites including Examiner.comnoarmycanstopanidea.com and her own personal website SussexCountyAngel.com or on radiofreedom.us

You Can Hear The Angel Clark Show LIVE

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Pure Hell

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Date of Interaction: November 11, 2011
Police Employees Involved: M Catalano Badge # 15960
Police Employee Contact: Broward Sheriff Department, Pompano Beach, FL

It started with my day off and an early morning W-mart trip (8:00 AM). I’m not really quite sure why I was targeted by this BSO Officer M. Catalino, but I was. I was thinking this cop was crazy, maybe I cut him off when I turned, but if I did, he was in my blind spot. I saw the lights come on on his cruiser and if I had stopped on the dime, he would have totaled my car. I was thinking he just wanted to get past, but no, less than a mile away from my apartment he made me pull over on Atlantic Blvd in Pompano Beach. I was trying to pull over to the right on the three lane highway; I spotted the bus stop and decided that would be the safest place. I had to watch him and watch the traffic, which made my eyes go off the road.

When I got out to talk to him, he asked me if I was taking something and I told him, “No, I only take my prescriptions as prescribed, which are xanax in the afternoon and ambien before bed, because I am an insomniac (I’ve been on these prescriptions for five years).” He stated in the report in his report that I said I had just taken them (another lie), but there’s no way I could have driven a car if I had just taken them; I would have been passed out at home. I do not take them in the morning at all. I am a fifty-seven year old woman with five children, working two-three jobs to support them, and I’ve never in trouble my whole life, but things turned ugly when I questioned his ability to judge people so quickly for a DUI. To prove my innocence (totally honest with him), he had me take a roadside test. Before I did it though, I tried to take pictures of my vehicle; he grabbed my phone out of my hands and said he had already taken them. The last time I saw the phone was the next morning at 3:00 AM.

I attempted to take the field test to prove my innocence, with flip flops and no shade on an uneven surface, which he lied on his report about by saying I was taking the test on a flat surface in the shade; the conditions made it difficult to walk straight. He arrested me, put handcuffs on, and put me in back of his car.

I was devastated. I could not believe what was happening. I was quiet the whole way there. Also just an FYI, I slipped right out of my handcuffs while in the back of the cruiser; if this were a serious criminal, they could have hurt the cop. He also didn’t put my seatbelt on, and NO Miranda rights were given. I slipped the cuffs back on just before we arrived downtown. He brought me into a room with another BSO to take three breathalyzer tests which all read .000. I did the field sobriety test once again and the arresting cop just walked away, shaking his head. It is guilty until proven innocent, because I did well once I got my footing but was arrested anyway and given a urine test. I am bowlegged and pigeon toed, so that didn’t help in the tests either. In his report, he said I was swerving up and down on curbs on both sides of the road. This would have been impossible on this highway, with all the cars on the road, and I was in the far left lane lane and less then a 1/2 mile from the light when he stopped me. Also said my eyes were glassy; yes, they were, because I wear contacts. He also said my voice was sluggish; yes, my dentures are too big for my mouth, plus I am 60 percent deaf (since birth) which has affected my speech.

Regardless of these facts, as he never asked, I was booked, strip searched, fingerprinted, and brought to a cell. When I got there, they asked me to come up by the desk to ask me questions, like where I live, my DOB and my SS#, which everyone could hear and get my information. He then handed me a paper on how to use the phone. I walked back to my cell and tried to remember my sister’s number; once I remembered, I walked out of the cell to make a call and the guy at the desk yelled at me to get back in the cell – so no phone call for me!

In walked another cop who handcuffed me to another inmate (a crackhead) and put us in the back of a van. I was crying almost the whole time and wondered where we were going. The cop locked us in this small cage in a van with no A/C; it was in the 90′s at that time, so I was having a panic attack. This cop drove like a mad man. Every turn he made was so sharp that we were falling all over the place, and he thought it was a big joke. I hit my head and my arms and was praying I was not going to die. When we finally arrived (Pompano Beach), he had us get out and we were put in another locked room with no windows, and given a different colored outfit. Finally, I found someone I could talk with and just broke down; it was the kind nurse that was working there . I explained to her what happened to me and she finally got my sister on the phone to get me bailed out. Once again, I was put in the same van (two hours later), with the same maniac cop driving! I went back to where I was in Ft. Lauderdale and up to the 2nd floor. I was told to pick a cell. The first one I went into, the toilet was full of poop. The second one I checked, the toilet was full of urine, but it was too late, he shut the door on me. The toilet would not flush and was not working.

Finally, around 12:00 AM, they moved me in with someone else and I had to sit on a mattress on the floor. I asked the guard when I would get out since my sister had brought my bail money, and she said it was too late to get out. Again I was devastated, and just sat on the floor defeated. Around 2:00 or 3:00 AM or so, the guard came in and said I’d been bailed out. She walked me over to get my belongings and told me I could leave. I left, but had no idea where I was. I saw a cop car and asked him; he said you should have asked the guy at the desk. Reluctantly, I went back in and the desk cop said, “What do you want?” I walked up to him because of my hearing problem and he yelled at me and told me to get back behind the metal detector. I said, “Can you call me a taxi?” He said, “No, they are all around the beach road,” so I left. I still had no idea where this beach road was, so I called my sister and she gave me a taxi number. I called them and waited, but was afraid the cops would pick me up for loitering, so I slowly walked down the street and waved one down.

When I finally got home, I read the tickets I was given and could not believe it – he gave me three tickets for the whole deal that he made up because I questioned his ability. It was seventeen hours of pure hell, with no phone, no water, and no food! It has cost me almost 5K so far, all the money I had. I plead no contest to a DUI I never did because I am scared to go back to Florida period. Now I have no job, no place to live, and no unemployment left; it has left me with more anxiety issues, more depression and now PTSD.

I feel that things just were not handled properly at all. The two pictures he showed me of my car could not have been the way I left it, with the door wide open and up on the walkway, but then again, I was focused on him, not my driving. Since he grabbed my phone away, I can’t prove what he said I did. Honestly, I think he left the door open and drove it up closer to the walkway so he could falsely arrest me. I am talking to a lawyer about this but also want to report what happened to the department of internal affairs. After talking with my lawyer, he informed me I don’t have any rights since I didn’t pass a drug test. The drug tests showed my prescriptions; he said, “Well, that doesn’t mean you didn’t abuse them.” Why even hire a lawyer?

I wrote to them about investigating my complaint. This is what I received:

No misconduct was identified, and the matter is closed in this office.

Thank you.
Investigative Aide II

Division of Internal Affairs
Broward Sheriff’s Office
954-321-1105
954-321-1100

I know now that I didn’t legally have to take the field sobriety test and legally didn’t have said anything, but how do you know this until you get in trouble? I was honest with that cop and he used it all against me. Florida is notorious for DUI’s and I am sure half of them are probably made up. Way to get paid!

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Man Chokes Cop – Or Does He?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The video below, captured on Wednesday, July 02, 2014, relates to a situation that unfolded in south Florida that involved Livingston Manners and some still, as-of-yet unidentified Hollywood police employees.

UPDATE:

I thought the comment below,  left at Youtube/CopBlockLive, worth sharing.

As militaryvetandfather concludes: “I am asking everyone to call the TV 6 Station in order to force them to report the facts in the case”

Call 954-622-6000 then press “1″ at the prompt

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Hollywood Police Outfit

Surveillance Video Captures Cop Being Choked: Police

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Florida-Based Police Accountability Groups (via CopBlock.org/Groups)

The video below was captured and is housed at Youtube.com/CopBlockLive, which, along with Bambuser.com/CopBlock, feeds to the page CopBlock.org/Live

Calls made to the Hollywood police outfit, to NBC Miami, and to what was thought believed to be the Chevron station, were captured using the software iShowU.

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Transparency Proves Key for Marion County, FL Couple

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

 

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit is trying to again become an “accredited” police outfit, which means they supposedly embody good qualities.

If you don’t think Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit deserves such accolades, feel free to let those at the accreditation agency know, via email: info@flaccrediation.org, or via snail mail: CFA, P.O. Box 1489 Tallahassee, Florida 32302

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Legally, Police Do Not Have to Protect You – Yet, You Go to Jail For Not Assisting Them

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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Legally, Police Do Not Have to Protect You – Yet, You Go to Jail For Not Assisting Them
By: Greg Young, Melbourne, Florida

Just a little while ago, there was a video going around that showed an officer being beaten by a citizen in a fight. The police chief said he was disappointed and surprised that people stood by and let it happen. On the other hand, the video of the guy (who was severely injured) that stopped a knife-wielding mass murderer on the NYC subway while the cops stood behind a closed door and watched also went viral. The NYPD said to remember that the Supreme Court ruled in 1980 and reaffirmed since then that police do not have a constitutional responsibility to protect a citizen from harm.

Police have no legal duty to respond and prevent crime or protect the victim. There have been over ten various supreme and state court cases and the individual has never won. Notably, the Supreme Court STATED about the responsibility of police for the security of your family and loved ones, “You, and only you, are responsible for your security and the security of your family and loved ones.” That was the essence of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the early 1980′s when they ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect you as an individual, but to protect society as a whole.” [Reference]

That got me to thinking about the legal reasoning behind a citizen not helping when asked by a cop.

It seems that here in Florida it is a crime not to assist with an arrest or the capture of an escaped prisoner. That’s right, you can go to jail for not jumping into the fray if a law officer asks you for help!

843.04 Refusing to assist prison officers in arresting escaped convicts.-

(1) All prison officers and correctional officers shall immediately arrest any convict, held under the provisions of law, who may have escaped. Any such officer or guard may call upon the sheriff or other officer of the state, or of any county or municipal corporation, or any citizen, to make search and arrest such convict.

(2) Any officer or citizen refusing to assist shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.-s. 17, ch. 6530, 1917; RGS 5389; CGL 7528; s. 1037, ch. 71-136; s. 8,

ch. 95-283.

843.06 Neglect or refusal to aid peace officers.-

Whoever, being required in the name of the state by any officer of the Florida Highway Patrol, police officer, beverage enforcement agent, or watchman, neglects or refuses to assist him or her in the execution of his or her office in a criminal case, or in the preservation of the peace, or the apprehending or securing of any person for a breach of the peace, or in case of the rescue or escape of a person arrested upon civil process, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.-s. 16, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2585; GS 3505; RGS 5391; CGL 7530; s. 2,
ch. 28118, 1953; s. 1, ch. 63-433; s. 1039, ch. 71-136; s. 32, ch. 73-334; s.
1338, ch. 97-102.

Full legislation here.

Another question is, “Who is liable if you get hurt or killed?”
Answer: You better sign up for Obama Care!

In short, cowardice is legal for the police, but you will go to jail if you don’t risk life and limb helping them. This is why we call the state FLORIDUH!

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This Is How You Cop Block!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

 

Hi all. DEO again! I came across this video made by Mike Burns down in Florida. Some of you may have seen it already, but the guys here in Ohio are in agreement when we say, “This is how Cop Blocking should be done!” I wish I had half the investigative skills Mike shows in this video.

He is harassed while trying to film a cop from his car. Now, in MY opinion, I wouldn’t want my car anywhere near an attempt to film a cop! I know how they look for ANYTHING when it comes to a car. We have all seen the movie where the cop busts the headlight out and writes a citation for a broken headlight.

Sometimes it’s more subtle than that. Sometimes the scumbag will just call into the police station to make a complaint so they can say, “We got a call about a guy…”

That is exactly what happens to Mike in this video. He is filming a cop. The cop doesn’t like it, so he calls the police himself and makes a false report that he saw a white male masturbating in his car! Mike is then approached by another officer there to “investigate the call.” Mike suggests that the cop he was watching made the call and is dismissed by the cop “investigating.”

They didn’t count on Michael’s tenacity to get to the bottom of the story. He got records requests, phone records and the whole nine! He can PROVE the cop Javier Perez made the call about the ‘jerk off, jerking off in the car’.

As if that is not enough, Mike was filming another cop later on and explained it, only to find out he was talking to the cop assigned to investigate Javier’s crime! The investigating officer said to Mike, “If I find there is wrongdoing, I’ll put the cuffs on him myself!” He said that, or something to that effect, with a proud grin! Well, guess what officer. Mike already proved it, so it’s just a matter of time and your department’s bullshit red tape before you will be cuffing your criminal colleague!

But we all know what will most likely happen: Slap on the wrist. Maybe he’ll get fired. If so, he’ll just end up one town over violating some other citizen’s rights. Great system, America

You can view RT’s coverage here.

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Legally, Police Do Not Have to Protect You – Yet, You Go to Jail For Not Assisting Them

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Greg Young shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page.

LEGALLY POLICE DO NOT HAVE TO PROTECT YOU – BUT YOU GO TO JAIL FOR NOT ASSISTING THEM
By: Greg Young, Melbourne, Florida

Just a little while ago, there was a video going around that showed an officer being beaten by a citizen in a fight. The police chief said he was disappointed and surprised that people stood by and let it happen. On the other hand, the video of the guy (who was severely injured) that stopped a knife-wielding mass murderer on the NYC subway while the cops stood behind a closed door and watched also went viral. The NYPD said to remember that the Supreme Court ruled in 1980 and reaffirmed since then that police do not have a constitutional responsibility to protect a citizen from harm.

Police have no legal duty to respond and prevent crime or protect the victim. There have been over ten various supreme and state court cases and the individual has never won. Notably, the Supreme Court STATED about the responsibility of police for the security of your family and loved ones, “You, and only you, are responsible for your security and the security of your family and loved ones.” That was the essence of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the early 1980′s when they ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect you as an individual, but to protect society as a whole.” [Reference]

That got me to thinking about the legal reasoning behind a citizen not helping when asked by a cop.

It seems that here in Florida it is a crime not to assist with an arrest or the capture of an escaped prisoner. That’s right, you can go to jail for not jumping into the fray if a law officer asks you for help!

843.04 Refusing to assist prison officers in arresting escaped convicts.—

(1) All prison officers and correctional officers shall immediately arrest any convict, held under the provisions of law, who may have escaped. Any such officer or guard may call upon the sheriff or other officer of the state, or of any county or municipal corporation, or any citizen, to make search and arrest such convict.

(2) Any officer or citizen refusing to assist shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.—s. 17, ch. 6530, 1917; RGS 5389; CGL 7528; s. 1037, ch. 71-136; s. 8, ch. 95-283.

843.06 Neglect or refusal to aid peace officers.—

Whoever, being required in the name of the state by any officer of the Florida Highway Patrol, police officer, beverage enforcement agent, or watchman, neglects or refuses to assist him or her in the execution of his or her office in a criminal case, or in the preservation of the peace, or the apprehending or securing of any person for a breach of the peace, or in case of the rescue or escape of a person arrested upon civil process, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.—s. 16, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2585; GS 3505; RGS 5391; CGL 7530; s. 2, ch. 28118, 1953; s. 1, ch. 63-433; s. 1039, ch. 71-136; s. 32, ch. 73-334; s. 1338, ch. 97-102.

Full legislation here.

Another question is, “Who is liable if you get hurt or killed?” Answer: You better sign up for Obama Care!

In short, cowardice is legal for the police, but you will go to jail if you don’t risk life and limb helping them. This is why we call the state FLORIDUH!

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Kidnappers & Accomplices Don Badges of Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

I live for honesty and integrity. I’m not by any means a hater of police, only police abuse.
- Jace Pomales


In February of 2014 Marion County Cop Block emerged. Jace, one of the founders, wrote in part:

Hello and thank you for being such an awesome family that is willing to stand up for your rights. I have been involved with standing up for my rights with a group called OathKeepers. I am a Marine Corps Veteran who took an oath to defend the constitution against enemies foreign and domestic just like these police officers did. I honor my oath. It’s time that so did all of them.

Two months later – on April 06th – Jace and his wife Stacey were kidnapped by Marion County Sheriff employees Lisa Azure badge #5196, Newbank badge #5715, and Leedy badge #5507 for videotaping their aggression.

After handing over 1,500 federal reserve notes to their captors , the pair was uncaged, but are still being threatened. Jace is said to have ‘resisted and obstructed without violence.’ His wife Stacey has two such claims levied against her.

Once freer, Jace posted a 1500-word overview of the experience, and noted that after brought to the Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit facility, an employee had brought him to an area off camera and told him “There are no cameras here and I will break your fucking arm” before being interrupted by a colleague.

Azure, who seemed so confident of her actions, wrote in her “report” a version of events that differed significantly from that objectively captured on film. Note that in her “report” below she refers to herself as “WRITER”

Police Report from Lisa Azure, Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit

That video, which starts just before Jace was kidnapped, was captured by Stacey, which, along with the text below, was posted to CopBlock.org shortly after the incident thanks to a submission by Amanda Bly who outlined that it was the employees of the Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit present who were and are in the wrong:

Jason Pomales was arrested for attending a house party. Police wrote a false report stating Jason Pomales told party goers not to listen to the officers, and failed to comply when officers asked him to move away. Officers also reported that his wife, Stacey Pomales refused to comply when officers asked her to move away from the vehicle; as you can see in the video, that is not true… The video also shows Mrs. Pomales following everything the officers ask her to do, even calling Officer Azure ma’am.

Initially, Lisa Azure was boisterous of her actions – she even made her profile picture on Facebook the mug shot of Jace and Stacey! But that didn’t last long. She, and her employer, received so much push back from others that she deactivated her Facebook page.

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And Fred LaTorre, one of the higher-ups within the Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit, called some of Azure’s verbal conduct “not appropriate.” I’d guess LaTorre would use stronger language and express more concern if the same act (kidnapping) had occurred to someone close to him.

lisa-azure-marion-county-sheriffs-outfit-marion-county-cop-block-copblock-fred-latorreAsked what the main take-away had from the incident was, Jace told me:

had there not been witnesses and cameras, the lies in the police report would go unchecked and there would never be justice for the wronged and innocent. The Sheriffs Department has tried to embarrass us and ruin our character through media interviews, but we will not be shook. This constitution that I swore to uphold and honor will defend me as I will forever defend it.

Quickly, a few related links you may want to check out if you haven’t already:

CopBlock.org/Apps, where you can download streaming apps and other tools
CopBlock.org/FilmThePolice, where you can learn more about tactics
and CopBlock.org/Cameras, which lists  tech found useful

The wrongs Jace and Stacey suffered on scene weren’t caused by Lisa Azure alone – her colleagues Newbank and Leedy failed not only to stop her tyrannical tirade but chose to act as accomplices through their verbal threats, attempts to physically intimidate, and actions that initiated force.

Those wrongs were further compounded by others employed by the Marion County “justice system” machine – those involved in the processing, caging, and levying of claims.

Their situation was covered by Photography Is Not a Crime founder Carlos Miller, who accurately noted,

…they arrested Jason Pomales for ‘interfering,’ which was not captured on camera, but judging by their definition of interfering in the rest of the video, we can assume he was not.

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Christopher Dillingham II, a criminal and civil rights attorney, has filed motions to dismiss, which will be addressed at a future legaland date.

Jace made clear:

Phone calls are awesome…  Apparently this kind of thing happens too often in this county and its usually swept under the rug. The more people that demand answers, the more they realize they have to answer to the public  as well as their citizens and hopefully that sparks a change in procedure.

The fact people’s rights are violated by others who claim and are granted a double standard is not surprising. Such incidents will continue to happen until allegiance to and faith in those corrupt institutions, which seeks to inculcates our kids into a community where paramilitary police is the norm, is withdrawn.

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If you have a moment to make a call to question those who aggressed against Jace and his wife Stacey, and who will continue wrong others if not held to task, that’d be great. Or, feel free to share your thoughts at the Marion County Sherriff’s Outfit’s Facebook Page or Twitter profile, or call into one of the local radio shows when Marion County head honcho Chris Blair co-hosts.

MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OUTFIT (Marion Oaks District Office)

Help me in letting people know that Marion County is not above the law and they can not violate rights based on the fact they do not like to be recorded or told they can’t enter private property. Bogus charges do not make what they do legal and we as Cop Blockers will not stand for this type of police brutality. Please write letters, send emails and make phone calls. Let’s let this county know they are not above the law. – Jace

UPDATE

From Don Maines (dmaines@marionso.com), employee of the Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit:

“The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is in receipt of your email sent to Investigator Smith.  We have reviewed this matter thoroughly and as Chief LaTorre has acknowledged, some inappropriate comments were made by our deputies. We have dealt with this matter through additional training of both the deputies on scene and addressed the rest of our patrol division. To that end we are satisfied that this matter has been dealt with and consider it closed.

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Marion County FL Rights Violation by Sheriff’s Dept.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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

Date of interaction: 4/6/14
Police employees involved: Badge #5196 and #5715
Police employee contact information: Marion Oaks District Office – 294 Marion Oaks Lane Ocala, FL 34473
Phone : (352) 402-6030 Fax: (352) 347-2409 Lt. Ramirez email: aramirez@marionso.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marion-County-Cop-Block/660833853962730

I was attending a family reunion/cracker barrel party with my wife on the 15000 block SW 16th St when I observed three Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arriving in front of a home and shining their spot light on the house. They then started pulling over vehicles arriving and asking the occupants if they were going to be drinking at this house or if there was going to be any illegal drug use. After observing the harassment by the officers for about 15-20 minutes, my wife and I made our way closer to the scene, making sure to remain on our family’s property and out of the way. The deputies were then taunting anyone who was on the property, telling them that they just wait and they were about to get everyone. The deputy observed me approximately twenty feet away from the property line. He then shined his light at me and said they were going to come on the property. I told the deputies that I am well aware of my rights and that they are not allowed on private property. This statement caused the deputies to get loud and act like local thugs.

They came running onto the property and grabbed me. I then asked what I was being detained for and the female officer said, “You are not being detained, you are being arrested.” I asked for what charge and she said, “Open house party.” I asked her what code that is and she repeated the phrase open house party. I said it was not my property, to which her response was, “It doesn’t matter.” She asked if I had anything in my pockets. I replied that I do not consent to any search or seizure and I would like a lawyer present for any further questioning. I asked for her name and badge number, but she ignored the request and asked my name. I told her I would like a lawyer present for any further questioning to which she said she was going to slam my face into the car. I complied and did not resist which can all be seen on video once it is recovered. After pushing me into the vehicle roughly, clearly trying to hit me against the car, she put me in the back of the vehicle. The officer then peaked her head in the front passenger door after opening it and made a comment to which I replied, “What is your name and badge number?” She said, “I don’t have to tell you anything if you don’t have to answer anything.” I said I am requesting a lawyer and would like no further questioning. She never at any point Mirandized me and kept attempting to interrogate me. I repeated the question, “What is your name and badge number and the department you work for?” She repeated, “I am not giving it to you.”

My wife, in the meantime, had been recording the entire incident from where I was originally standing on the property, about twenty feet back from the road. During my arrest, she had stepped across the road about 10 feet in front of the bumper of the police vehicle and about fifteen-twenty feet away from the deputies. The cop then told her that she couldn’t stand there, so she crossed back onto private property, about five-ten feet from the road, but well on the property. The female officer said that the camera doesn’t scare them and one of the deputies said she was interfering. She said she was not interfering and was recording for everyone’s safety. She asked for the deputy’s name and badge number as well as what I was being charged with. The officer arrested her at this point and charged her with resisting and obstructing on two separate charges. Multiple witnesses at this point observed the female officer taking the camera and saying she wouldn’t have anything if it was deleted. She then took the keys out of my wife’s hand and asked, “Are these yours?” When my wife didn’t respond, she said, “Guess not,” and chucked them across the yard into the crowd. The male officer had made his way to the vehicle I was in across the road about ten feet from where the vehicle containing my wife was. He opened the door and I told him that it was hot and I couldn’t breathe, because it was 75 degrees and they left me in a turned off vehicle with no air or open windows. He smirked at me and I asked for his name and badge number. He said, “You’re not getting it,” and slammed the door.

The two deputies, along with another deputy, then proceeded to stand by the window and light up what appeared to be Marlboro lights. The female officer and one of the male officers were smoking the cigarettes and laughing about what they could charge us with and that we should learn better than to fuck around with cops. The said that they didn’t have a wallet on me, but then stated my name while looking at my wallet which they found on my wife; they said they should just book me as John Doe to fuck with me. They made jokes about my wife and I for awhile. Thirty plus minutes went by while I was locked in the backseat sweating profusely. When the female officer got in the vehicle, she said, “Not feeling so tough now, are you?” I then repeated the question asking for her name and badge number. She responded, “I told you already, you are not going to get it.” I then asked for a supervisor on the scene. She refused. I said, “I would like a supervisor on the scene. I do not know who is arresting me nor what code or violation I have broken.” She said that I could speak to the supervisor when I got to the jail. I then informed her that I am part of OathKeepers and Marion County Cop Block and that I am well aware of Sheriff Blair’s policy on recording police – he encourages it – and to let him know the reason she is arresting me, because as soon as the video goes viral and I submit a formal complaint, she will be embarrassed to walk around her community with all of the bad coverage she’ll get for deciding that she no longer upholds the constitution that she swore to uphold. I told her that shiny badges do not give her rights above that oath. She then asked if I would like to speak to Sheriff Blair directly and if he would know what the Oath Keepers organization I am a part of was. I assured her he would and that we met at the Sheriff substation. She got nervous and stopped speaking.

When we got to the jail, I again asked for the names and badge numbers of the deputies. They again refused. They started asking questions again, and I again requested a lawyer, still never having been read my rights. They told the jail deputy that I wouldn’t answer questions and he proceeded to shove me into a wall and physically assault me while I made sure not to show any resistance; I am confident video evidence will reveal this as well. He then took me into a room off camera and proceeded to try to shove my arm out of socket backwards; He said, “There are no cameras here and I will break your fucking arm.” I told him he does not intimidate me and his shiny badge doesn’t make him superman. His partner had to stop him because he kept trying to lift my arm out of socket, which I will be getting medical treatment for today because it is now in a lot of pain and clicking. I showed no reaction which made him angry and he said he would smash my face and smear my blood over the wall. I again told him that his threats don’t intimidate me and again his partner stepped in. My wife and I bailed out a couple hours later with the help of a bail bondsman. The female deputy in the vehicle had said that the phone was going to be so wrapped up in evidence that we wouldn’t see it for years and laughed. The video is on the phone if she hasn’t deleted it. If she has, I am confident that it could be recovered. There are also other videos taken that I have posted on Marion County Cop Block Facebook page. Help me in letting people know that Marion County is not above the law and they can not violate rights based on the fact they do not like to be recorded or told they can’t enter private property. Bogus charges do not make what they do legal and we as Cop Blockers will not stand for this type of police brutality. Please write letters, send emails and make phone calls. Let’s let this county know they are not above the law.

Jace