Aggressive Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Employees [Video]

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

This content was shared by an individual threatened for no cause by strangers wearing badges.

Date of Incident: 4-3-2014
Outfit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Phone: (626) 332-1184

The day I recorded the video me and a few friends were hanging in front of a family members house when, as they do too often where I live, sheriff employees pulled up and immediately start giving unlawful demands – to walk to their car to be illegally searched for no other reason than us being together.

Editors Note: The behavior of the Los Angeles Sheriff employees – firearm unholstered, not answering questions, making demands, etc. –  sure doesn’t seem to be aligned with their stated mission, to “Partner with the people we serve to secure and promote safety in our communities”

I have been following cop block for a while before this incident and purchased a camera to help protect my rights. As you can see in this video, this is how we live and how we are treated.

Editors Note: If you live in LA and want to help support the videographer, reach out to him via his Youtube channel

As a result of me recording the police five days later gained a search warrant for my house under false pretenses in direct reprisal and arrested me on bogus charges. I have been fighting my case for 7 months and I believe that I am being railroaded because there are aspects of my case that are sealed and kept secret from me.

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NY State Trooper Brian Beardsley drives drunk, kills man, does no time

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The content below was shared by someone appalled at the impunity granted to a person who killed another.

Date of Incident: 2011
Individual Responsible: Brian Beardsley Outfit: Canajoharie Police Department Phone: (518) 673-3111
Individual Responsible: James Curry Outfit: Hamilton County Prosecutor Phone: (518) 648-5113

New york state trooper Brian Beardsley admits to drinking and running a man over on his way home. He then fled the scene of the accident and left the man to die.

In May of 2011 Beardsley was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident – a Class D felony. If found guilty, he could have been caged for up to seven years.

Yet, four months later, in September of 2011, James Curry threw out the charge and Beardsley faced no repercussions for taking the life of another.

Beardsley is now an officer again at Canajoharie Police Department in New York. Why can this man still have the nerve to write us tickets? Fuck him.

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Killer cop Brian Beardsley is now employed at the Canajoharie Police Outfit (518) 673-3111

 

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Editors Note: Impunity afforded to police employees is not surprising, after all, their entire apparatus is based on double standards. If situations such as those involving Beardsley do not sit well with you, quit granting legitimacy to those who claim to provide safety at the barrel of a gun.

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Denver Police Assault Handcuffed Man

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The information below was shared by a self-described “Disgusted Citizen in Colorado.”

Date of Incident: October 16, 2014
Outfit: Denver Police Department
Phone: (720) 913-2000

On the morning of Oct. 16, I observed one unmarked and several marked Denver Police Dept. vehicles converge on a man walking on the sidewalk along Yosemite St. on the City of Aurora side of the street. He was heading north between Colfax Ave. and 14th Ave. Multiple officers from the Denver Police Department tackled the man and quickly cuffed him. He was face down in the grass — two of the cops who had their back to the building were rolling him over on his side (towards them) — while a third cop kneels down and begins punching the handcuffed man hard in the ribs quickly and repeatedly — and he was NOT resisting! This is why people don’t respect the police!

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I posted this on Denver PD’s Facebook page and suggested that they shouldn’t forget to check the dash cams, investigate themselves, and then clear themselves of any wrongdoing.

The mission statement of the Denver Police Department is:

To operate a police agency with a focus on preventing crime in a respectful manner, demonstrating that everyone matters.

How do these actions match with that statement? Why can’t they just arrest the man and take him to jail? Why do they feel it’s necessary or even acceptable to assault a handcuffed person? What the f*ck!

Editors Note: It’s not too surprising that police employees would not hesitate to initiate force as described. They are trained not to deescalate, but to escalate. They subsist not by satisfying customers, but by demanding funding from area residents. They are not held responsible for their actions like yourself, but claim legal immunity and are protected by their friends in legaland. It is time we move past the illusion that protection can ever come from those who work for a coercive monopoly. As the “Disgusted Citizen in Colorado” did – we need to look out for each other. Even better and more powerful than text is objective documentation like pictures, audio, or video.

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Powell County, MT Sheriff Guilty of Molesting Teenage Boys

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Date of Incident: 2005
Individual Responsible: William Henry

William Henry was the sheriff of Powell County, Montana. He was also a father and what was thought to be an outstanding citizen. Yet he used his position as a trusted individual, who could make the young men turn their lives around for the better, in a horrific way – non-consensual sex with teenage boys.

Though William Henry was only found guilty of four counts of molestation there were more than just those four who were involved.

William used his badge to make the town believe he was nothing more than just the average citizen, yet he severely abused area young men for over a year, taking away their childhood. He tortured those young guys in ways we cant even imagine and should be held accountable.

How many others were aware of his conduct? Surely a colleague or two must have known something was amiss – why didn’t they speak out?

On October 12, 2005, the Silver State Post ran a front page story about the situation:

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Outrage Erupts On the Streets of Salt Lake City Against Repeated Police Shootings

Friday, October 24th, 2014

This content comes to us from our friends at CounterCurrentNews.com, where it was originally posted on October 23, 2014. The write-up is from Jackson Marciana and Moreh B.D.K., and the images and video are from Adrian Lambrinos.

Private citizens of Salt Lake City and surrounding areas recently took to the streets in the heart of downtown, demanding justice for victims of police brutality and killings. The protests took place yesterday against these unwarranted deaths, apparently focused on the killing of unarmed Dillon Taylor. The activists also highlighted the unnecessary use of lethal force against people like Darrien Hunt and many other victims.

Darrien Hunt and family, before men wearing badges killed him.

Darrien Hunt and family, before men wearing badges killed him.

When the Salt Lake City police in Utah killed Taylor, they claimed it was because he failed to respond to police commands. But the real reason why he “failed” to respond to their “commands” was not out of personal hatred for the police, nor as an act of defiance. He was not resisting police, nor had he been engaged in any criminal activity of any sort. Instead, he was just listening to music on his headphones. Taylor “failed to respond” because he simply couldn’t hear police yet, and was trying to turn down his music.

Dillon Taylor, killed by Salt Lake City police employees.

Dillon Taylor, killed by Salt Lake City police employees.

Watch the Dillon Taylor video and see for yourself (video).

This case in particular bears a strong resemblance to the shooting of John Crawford in Beavercreek, Ohio. Crawford, 22, was on the phone with the mother of his child when police shot him without asking a single question. Crawford was holding a replica air rifle in a Walmart that sold the rifle. He had picked it up off the shelf while continuing his phone call, before purchasing the replica toy.

Check out some of the raw video footage of the protests last night in Salt Lake City captured by Adrian Lambrinos:



The protestors in Salt Lake City have set up a Justice for Dillon Taylor Facebook page, which has received thousands of likes.

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Editors Note: To address this pattern of unaccountability, one must realize that trying to “fix” an institution based on coercion is a waste of time and efforts. Instead, we must move away from the doublespeak, and the real accompanying harm, that says that certain people – those who purport to be “authorities” – have a “legal” right to steal and initiate violence, in order to protect. More at: CopBlock.org/Library

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TODAY – National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, and the Criminalization of a Generation

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

This content is cross-posted from CounterCurrentNews.com.

The National Day of Protest began 19 years ago, but recently it has been taking on a whole new degree of importance. With the shootings of unarmed citizens like Mike Brown, 18, Dillon Taylor, 20 and John Crawford, 22, in the past year, many activists are saying that this “National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation” is one that no one should sit out.

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The Day of Protest was initiated by a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals who came together out of concern that the peoples’ resistance to Police Brutality needed to be taken to a higher level nationwide.

According to the organizers, “We continue to see young black men, including John Crawford, killed by law enforcement on virtually a daily basis. Now is an opportunity to step forward and have your voice heard.”

The National Day of Protest is Wednesday, October 22nd and will take place in cities all over the nation. It aims to “bring forward a powerful, visible, national protest against police brutality and the criminalization of a generation.”

Furthermore, it seeks to educate the public about “the state’s repressive program.”

Those most directly under the gun of Police Brutality are to be highlighted by the protest, but the organizers also emphasize that this is an issue which reaches into all parts of the society. They are thus calling on all to stand in the fight against this official brutality.

Find out if there is a local protest in your area, or contact the organizers to get something going at their official website for the Day of Protest! Then help us SPREAD THE WORD to everyone you know who believes something has gone seriously wrong with policing in America. 

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Cop Gets Vacation for Driving Drunk

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The information below was shared by a person concerned about the double standards acted upon by Robert Reiff, who happens to be a police employee.

Date of Incident: 9/21/14
Individual Responsible: Robert Reiff
Contact Information: http://www.butlersheriff.org / @butlersheriff / (513) 785-1000 / https://www.facebook.com/ButlerCountySO

A Butler County, Ohio Sheriff employee was arrested for being under the influence and causing a motor vehicle accident. I’m sure he’s arrested many people for OVI in Butler County in his 19 years in the outfit. So he drives so drunk that he hits a parked car and gets a vacation!

He was arrested by the Hamilton City Police Department, the county seat. It’s also unclear if he was just given a ride home or actually booked into jail like a common criminal.

The Butler County Sheriff believes firmly in unconstitutional (show me your papers) inland checkpoints, among other very unconstitutional activity. Seems like he doesn’t hold his own employees to high enough standards.

Related coverage from Lauren Peck at Journal-News.com notes that one of Reiff’s responsibilities is as a “a street patrol supervisor” – are his actions those that are worthwhile of emulating?

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Winchester, NH Police Do Not Serve Community

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Micah Purinton shared the information below.

Date of Interaction: Oct 15
Outfit: Winchester Police Department (NH)
Website: http://www.winchester-nh.gov/pages/winchesternh_police/index
Phone: 603-239-4814

A Winchester, NH police employee told me that I owed $600. They told me if I didn’t pay it they would be back with bracelets. I do not feel it is my responsibility to pay anything until told to do so by a judge or the courts prove it is my responsibility.

The officer showed up while I was not home and told my wife if I did not have the money by 3pm that Friday he was coming back with bracelets and that the warrant was all but signed by the justice of the peace. So, I came home and spoke with my wife and explained the law and printed it out. She took the law print out and went down to the police department and when she asked why they think they can show up without a warrant and threaten to arrest me in front of my children.

Long story short, I waited all day for Winchester’s finest to show but they never did. I left for work on Sunday and my wife called me and said she noticed the police have been going by a lot more then normal. I told her to take a walk and see if they approach her again so she went to Rite Aide with my daughter and her friend. On the way back her friend notices the same officer, who pulled up to them. He stops her and claims that in her hand is a beer when it’s clearly a Pepsi. Then he questions my wife – asking what’s in the bag in her hand. My wife pulled out the aero chamber she just picked up from the Rite Aide for my son and shows him what it is. He then asks if she had anything in her purse and she handed him the purse and says, “Would you like to look?”

The police in Winchester – aside from a few lone men – are very corrupt and are bullying me and my family very bad to the point now we want to move from New Hampshire. After being in the army for nine years I moved here to build a safe home for my family thinking it would be a nice change coming from Massachusetts.

It was a quiet and country setting which we liked, but now it has come to the point where we don’t even want to leave the house anymore because as soon as we are seen we are followed watched and threatened and questioned.

They picked up my nine-year-old daughter for walking down the street and they questioned her about what me and her mother do for a living, who lives at my home, and asking who drives this car and that car… This is out of control they had no right to talk to her or approach her.

They bullied another man so bad he hung himself. It is out of control – they state they don’t need a reason to pull you over anymore or to arrest you. Please guys you need to approach this matter before another person gets pushed too far. The people of Winchester are scared of their own public safety. Guys, let’s raise up and fight back!

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Did Virgin Islands Police Employees Murder Shakira Gautier?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

This content was shared by Geormi Gautier.

It is 4 years on July 25 that Shakira Gautier was found dead inside the Virgin Islands Police Department. Discrepancies exist between the police report and the autopsy. The new camera surveillance system inside the police department was claimed to be offline. The police employees did not involve the family in the investigation. There is no signature on the police investigatory report.

So far we have had a police commissioner resign in protest of government corruption, a police chief along with a known alleged corrupt police officer get shot, and now the former commissioner of the Virgin Islands Police Department running for office.

Here is a local news interview that was done on us. Ironically a few months after the story was broadcast, the news program had lost government funding and was canceled.

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Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Robert Ky, II shared this content about his entrepreneurial effort to both share ideas, and to help provide resources to those advancing the fact that badges don’t grant extra rights.

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