Wrongfully arrested motorcyclist sues Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy for $1 million

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Catfish shared the content below – an update to an incident many of us are aware of – a demanding, lying, and outright thuggish James Westbrook, who wears a Dallas Co. Sheriff’s Department badge, toward a motorcyclist who had not harmed person or property.

Date of Incident: 5/27/12
Individual Responsible: Deputy James Westbrook
Outfit: Dallas County Sheriff’s Department
Phone: 214.653.3450

Sheriffs deputy pulls over sport-bike rider, telling him he wants his helmet camera to use as evidence against other riders in the area since they may have violated traffic laws.

The rider refuses to give the deputy any of his belongings, hands his license and registration over, and waits as instructed. Upon the deputy’s return with a police deputy in tow, he is placed under arrest for “having a partially covered license plate”, he is then slammed to the hood of the patrol car by both deputy thugs while being handcuffed, his helmet ripped from his head, and shoved violently into the backseat while the sheriffs deputy slams the car door shut several times in a rage telling the non-combative rider/victim to “Relax, and calm down”.

The rider’s license plate is clearly visible, his rights are violated, he is slammed and shoved around, and illegally arrested.

The outcome is the sheriffs deputy being suspended for 30 days, a $1million law suet, tax payers paying the bill, and one more video in an ocean of videos proving that law enforcement agencies are an organized criminal gang of thugs and halfwits.

From the video description:

This is a raw video. The highlights of this video sections can be found here:

- 3:28 Initial interaction
6:31 Arrest
7:59 Final Interaction

On Memorial Day Weekend, motorcycle rider Chris Moore was arrested by Dallas Deputy Sheriff James Westbrook. The arrest was part of crackdown against sport bike riders. Moore says Westbrook made up a charge in order to gain access to the video camera mounted on his helmet.

As Robert Wilonsky wrote at DallasNews.com of the exchange between Moore and Westbrook:

“The reason you’re being pulled over is because I’m going to take your camera, and we’re going to use it as evidence in the crimes that have been committed by other bikers,” Westbrook told him.

Moore, who said he wasn’t with the other bikers, responded: What crimes?

Eventually Westbrook came up with one, accusing Moore of having a partially obscured license plate. “That was indeed a strange charge for [Westbrook] to make,” says the suit, “considering that before he stopped [Moore], he had radioed his police dispatcher telling the dispatcher the license plate number of [Moore’s] vehicle which means the license plate was obviously not obstructed.”

Editors Note: Back in 2012 after I learned of this incident I called the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department to inquire about Westbrook’s actions. I left a VM but, despite claims of serving others, never heard back from anyone. Such is the “customer service” from those in a coercive monopoly. That post was followed up with another noting Westbrook’s suspension, but this latest information, about the lawsuit, is new. Too bad others in Dallas County may be on the hook for the actions of one person. It seems clear to me – and hopefully this incident will cause others to see as well – that as Westbrook acted, he alone should bear the responsibility.

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“It’s Not Intimidation, It’s The Law” Claims Terrorist Wearing Border Patrol Badge [Video]

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Thomas Sauer uploaded the video below to his Youtube channel on November 06, 2014. It is shared here to document the very real threat from people whp purport to protect and serve.

Date of Incident: Early Nov., 2014
Individuals Responsible: At least six individuals wearing Border Patrol badges
Outfit: Border Patrol, Falfurrias, TX location
Phone: (361) 325-7000
Website: http://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/rio-grande-valley-sector-texas/falfurrias-station

“I haven’t done anything wrong. I’ve not broken any laws” – the statements given by the driver of a big rig just before an unidentified Border Patrol employee breaks his window and his fellow gangmembers yank him out of the truck.

Who are the terrorists? Do they deserve any authority? Do you fund them?

Video Description:

I am pretty sure my rights were infringed upon at the Hwy 281 Border Patrol Checkpoint just south of Falfurrias, Texas. I apologize in advance for not being perfectly on point with my retorts. Please share with others.

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Border Patrol Terrorist who Stopped Man Traveling Freely and Broke His Window

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Border Patrol Terrorists Who Yanked Peaceful Man From His Vehicle

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According to the website where the terrorists are employed:

The station’s primary responsibility is to maintain traffic check operations to detect and apprehend terrorists

Perhaps they need to apprehend each other.

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Austin Police caught making rape jokes [Video]

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

This incident was shared by someone who recognizes the value in transparency.

Date of Incident: May 24, 2014
Individuals Responsible: Mark Lyttle and Michael Castill
Outfit: Austin Police Department
Phone: (512) 974-5750

Rape is a vile and gross crime that nobody should be joking about, especially our Public Servants whose responsibility is to enforce laws against such a heinous crime. This is exactly what happened in Austin, TX, according to dashcam video recently obtained by an Austin attorney through a public records request. The video is dated May 24, 2014, uploaded to YouTube on October 30, and brought to the attention of the submitter via the San Antonio Express News on November 3.

The Austin Police Department has since apologized for the incident, but it doesn’t change the fact that heinous crimes such as rape are nothing for Public Servants to be joking about. This incident needs to be made as public as possible to send a message that this type of behavior is unacceptable.

As Joshua Fechter reported at MySanAntonio.com:

One officer then says, “Look at the girl over there,” before blowing a whistle.

The second officer is heard saying, “Go ahead and call the cops. They can’t unrape you.”

The first officer then asks, “You didn’t turn your camera off, did you?”

The second officer then says, “They can’t unrape you.”

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Cleburne Police Employee Kevin Dupre Beckons, Then Shoots Dog Repeatedly [Video]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

This content was shared anonymously by someone wishing to make others aware of Kevin Dupre’s actions.

Date of Incident: Approx Oct. 14, 2014
Individual Responsible: Kevin Dupre
Outfit: Cheburne Police Department
Phone: (817) 645-0972

A petition to fire triggerman Kevin Dupre was started by Donna Earley, which is below in full.

Cleburne Police Chief Rob Severance,

302 W Henderson St Cleburne, Texas 76033

Phone (817) 645-0972

rob.severance@cleburn.net

Chief Severance,

August, 2014 your officers responded to a call. There is a video detailing an officer shooting of a 6 month old puppy. This video is very graphic to watch, but in order for us to get to the truth we must watch. After a short while on the internet…this video is going viral to show that the American citizen, people who have hearts are devastated and very angry with local police. You ask why? Watch the video and if you can ask that question following…then you won’t be signing this petition.

The video clearly shows how an officer from the Cleburne Police Department, Officer Kevin Dupre is calling the dog with kisses and a clicking/smacking sound.  The kind of sound that a 6 month old puppy associates with human kindness and play. As the 6 month old Maximus came running to the officer’s call….he was clearly wagging his tail and excited as though he knew he was going to get a treat or pat on the head. What happens next is horrifying. You will see Ofc Kevin Dupre coldly and callously aim his gun and shoot the dog numerous times killing him.

Another dog, a female named Cocoa, can also be seen in the video. the officer had Cocoa in his target sight…and the next bullet was fully intended for her. Cocoa originally ran from the sound of the gunfire…but stopped and turned around facing the officer. She stood there…and she did not know that she was next to die! Thankfully Animal Control called the officer just in nick of time to prevent her from being murdered in cold blood. Officer Dupre made claims that the dog was clearly aggressive and lunging for him. Well…he must have forgotten he was wearing a body cam. Because after viewing this video…it is quite clear the 6 month old Maximus in no way charged or seemed aggressive…but excited and playful.

There was another Officer there to back up Officer Dupre, Officer Carmac and at this point it is unclear the role this officer played in this clear case of animal cruelty.

We, the People of this country are ashamed, disgusted and damn right angry of the cowardly acts of this officer! You cannot turn your head on this one…this killing is totally unjustified and a vibrant young puppy died a horrible death. This puppy was loved and his owner Amanda Henderson was left devastated. The officer could have easily waited for Animal Control who was dispatched and trained in animal apprehension to arrive. Officer Kevin Dupre took it on himself to kill Maximus. You can tell that was his intent…as he called the dog out of hiding in a playful manner. “Here doggie”…..B-O-O-M!!!

We the People of this country are demanding that Officer Kevin Dupree be terminated immediately and charged with felony animal cruelty (which is now law in the 50 states, including Texas). We are calling upon you to take these actions without recourse.  What Officer Dupre did on this day is not different then the killing of a dog by a Raines County Texas Sheriff Deputy. That Deputy was terminated, charged accordingly, and agreed to never serve in law enforcement again. You cannot determine a difference in either of these shootings. They were both cold, callous, unjustified and recorded.

We the People are also demanding that the Officer pay restitution to the Henderson family in an amount determined by a jury of his peers in a court of law. Along with the restitution we expect a formal apology to the Henderson family from Officer Kevin Dupre.

We the People are also calling upon your department to launch a full investigation to determine the role of Officer Carmac in this killing. Upon conclusion of the investigation we expect this officer to also be reprimanded accordingly.

According to the witnesses and those knowing the dog, Maximus was not a dangerous dog, but a puppy who was out playing. Those involved in this shooting were wrong when they made the sound decision to shoot to kill. An officer’s duty is sworn to serve and protect…not search and destroy.

We the people demand justice and change. We demand all Law Enforcement to attend mandatory training on police/dog encounters. This has to stop…and stop now!

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Welcome Houston Cop Block, CopBlock of Western Mass, and Poland

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Below are listed the latest additions to the page CopBlock.org/Groups, which this week come to us from Poland, Houston, and western Massachusetts. Thanks to all involved for your proactive efforts!

Note that the page CopBlock.org/Groups recently had a couple of tweaks:

  • the map, which had been embedded on the top of the page, was removed as it had so many inputs (which is a good thing!) that the groups started to be split between two maps
  • a form was added to the bottom of the page to capture information of new groups. In the past that information was learned via email, messages sent to Facebook, and other methods.

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CopBlock of Western Massachusetts

Cop Block of Western Massachusetts was founded in October 1, 2014 after discovering that there are some Police Officer’s acting outside of the law.

website / Facebook

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Houston Cop Block

We watch the watchman!

Facebook / Youtube

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Impunity of the Police (Poland)

We are group of Polish activist for freedom and equality, we are building community that can help victims of police oppression in our country and give a look at the police in other countries. It started in 2008, and about half year ago we reactivated the project, named Bezkarnosc Policji, which means “Impunity of the police”.

website / redakcja@bezkarnoscpolicji.info

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Corruption in Kaufman County

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The video below was recently uploaded to Youtube.com/TheCopBlock

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Call Kaufman County DA Erleigh N. Wiley (972) 932-4331 ext #4

Tell her to drop the frivolous threats levied at Robert Scott McCollom

Individuals Responsible:

And other individuals within the Kaufman County injustice system who have kept the veiled threats hanging over the head of Robert Scott McCollom due to hubris and the need to perpetuate perceived legitimacy.

Resources Referenced:

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Brian McClarin – Dirty Cop in Sherman, TX

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The submission below was shared by Anita Ersch via CopBlock.org/Submit about Brian McClarin, a Sherman, TX police employee who has a reputation. Not for upholding the stated mission of his outfit – “to prevent, reduce and disrupt crime and disorder by aggressive, professional and compassionate enforcement of the law” – but for doing the inverse. As Ersch puts-forth, colleagues of McClarin have thus far backed him, or remained silent. That’s where you come in.

Individual Named: Brian McClarin, brianm@ci.sherman.tx.us
Outfit:
Sherman TX Police Department
Website: http://www.ci.sherman.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=204
Phone: 903-892-7297

The Sherman Texas Law Enforcement system knowingly supports a crooked cop/s. The district attorney’s office has been told he has done many things but they don’t care as long as he can get them convictions. If you say anything it only gets worse for the person in trouble. This cop – Brian McClarin – goes to the person and promises them if they will do something for him all their problems will go away. If they help him he double-crosses/blackmails them and wants them to become involved in more illegal activity…when they refuse he burns them bad. Gets his informant to set them up.

The good old boy system here in Sherman is so bad the Adult Supervision Department lied about my son’s urine test, after he refused to work for this crooked cop. They reported it was ‘dirty’ By this time we were aware how crooked the law enforcement system was in this area and had an independent test done. They were forced to admit they lied….but interestingly enough, when they lie it’s called a mistake.

This particular cop, Brian McClarin, gives drugs to young ladies and then forces them to have sex with him and his buddies if they don’t want to be busted for the drugs…..he has been allowed to ruin lives at will.

When I was at a hearing for my son a young lady at the court house approached me and told me McClarin had tried to plant drugs on her brother but was caught. The man McClarin used to set my son up was found dead and I am afraid for my son. I know at this point there are many people who have more knowledge of McClarin’s crimes then I do…….can we help each other stop this insane person? The legal system will go to no lengths to support him.

Is there anyone out there that has similar stories…..can we together put an end to this corruption that involves every part of the legal system here in Sherman?

Editors Note: A quick Startpage search of “Brian McClarin Sherman Police” returned a post authored by Chuck Ross at DailyCaller.com entitled Suit: Officer Instructed ‘Tase The Bitch’ During Deadly Beating that recounted a August 20, 2013 incident:

Brian McClarin, a narcotics officer, had directed the traffic stop.

The complaint acknowledges that Surratt removed a small amount of cocaine she was concealing and began swallowing it.

One of the officers realized what was going on “and climbed in the back seat, across the body of Garza, and began striking Surratt with open fist and then his flashlight to get her to spit up the cocaine,” the suit alleges.

When the effort failed, the officer “placed the flashlight diagonally against the right side of Surratt’s neck and pushed down, chocking Surratt with the flashlight until she lost consciousness.” While on the ground, McClarin gave the order to “tase the bitch,” the suit alleges.

Transparency can only help those who don’t fear the truth. This post helps to make McClarin’s reputation known to more people. Perhaps those in Sherman can connect and start a group, hold know-your-rights trainings, encourage everyone interacting with McClarin and his colleagues to film or stream, assemble information and share it with McClarin’s neighbors, or take whatever actions, save for the initiation of force, thought necessary.

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Houston Police Ticket Scandal: Hundreds of Cases Dismissed

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Catfish shared the information below via CopBlock.org/Submit, which delves into a shake-down racket by four road pirates who wear Houston Police badges.

Individuals Responsible: Rudolph Farias John Garcia, Robert Manzanales and Gregory Rosa
Outfit: Houston Police Department
Phone: (713) 884-3131

Four cops handing out trumped up traffic tickets to hundreds of drivers in the Houston, TX area. Each of them falsifying whiteness on each other’s paperwork so that they can wrack up court appearance overtime. Hundreds of cases being dropped. One cop commits suicide.

From KHOU.com coverage by Jeremy Rogalski:

Editors Note: Think about it – some men who subsist on stolen money were not satisfied when their “legal” ability to shake down peaceful travelers, so they manufactured incidents to together, demand hundreds of thousands more, and for that, they’re being called out. How about we pull back the curtain and see through the charade that says it’s ok for anyone to steal from another?

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Three Bullies Wearing Badges Take Down 70lb 10th Grader for Using Cell Phone in Class

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

This information was shared anonymously via CopBlock.org/Submit. It details yet another unnecessary use of force by some men wearing badges – this time, against a 70-pound 10th-grade girl ostensibly because she was using her cell phone, but really, because she failed to obey. The girl had been on the phone with her mom, concerned about her medical situation.

Date of Incident: Sept 3, 2014
Individuals Responsible: Three unnamed employees
Outfit: Houston Independent School District Police Department
Phone: 713-556-6000

The stated mission of the Houston Independent School District Police Department is:

is to ensure an environment where students feel safe to learn, employees feel safe to work and the community is confident in the safety of the district.
 That sure didn’t seem to be the case at Sam Houston High School earlier this month…

From coverage via Kevin Reece at KHOU.com:

Perez, with her mom and her brother by her side, described the chain of events that led to the officers wrestling her to the floor.

She says her reading teacher caught her using her cell phone in class, which is against school rules, and told her to go to the hallway. That’s where Perez says she was confronted by an assistant principal who demanded she relinquish the phone. Students caught using phones in class are required to turn them over to school administrators and then retrieve them at the end of the school day, for a fee.

ixel-perez-houston-copblock“I just didn’t want to give up my phone,” said Perez who said she was talking to her mom who suffers from medical conditions. Perez said she was trying to make sure her mom was OK.

“She asked me for the phone and I didn’t want to give it to her, because I was scared. I ended up walking down the stairs trying to get away from the AP (assistant principal) and then she had already called the cops.”

The HISD resource officers also demanded she hang up the phone and hand it to them. Perez admitted she refused again.

‘He grabbed my hand, one of them was right here, one grabbed my hand, I didn’t want to let go of my phone because I was on the phone with mom,” she said.

Perez was detained. Her mom says she was turned away when she rushed to the school to make sure her daughter was OK. And as of Wednesday morning Perez said school officials had not returned her cell phone, in lieu of a $15 fee she would need to pay.

“We all know it was wrong,” said Perez’ brother Chris Cardenas. “It doesn’t take three cops to take down one teenage girl, especially a 70-pound teenage girl!”

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Man With BB Gun Shot 60+ Times by Laredo Police, Witnesses Question Police Narrative

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Ismael Valdez shared the information below via CopBlock.org/Submit with the statement: “PLEASE HELP US EXPOSE THE MURDERERS IN LAREDO POLICE DEPARTMENT!!!” Though the incident he addresses – the shooting of Jose Walter Garza – was touched on recently here at CopBlock.org, his post is much more thorough than was the original as it includes video interviews of witnesses. This information deserves to be shared to help focus accountability on the killers who wore Laredo police badges.

Date of Interaction: 08/30/2014
Individuals Responsible: Half of Laredo Police Department
Phone: 956-795-2800

On August 30, 2014 at around 1:45AM Laredo Police employees murdered 30-year-old Jose Walter Garza.

Jose Walter Garza was a local schizophrenic, homeless man. He had at least 30 previous arrests by Laredo Police. Earlier that day/night, Laredo Police Officers had confiscated a pellet gun from Jose Walter but did not arrest him. At 1:45 AM, somebody called 911 and reported a man armed with a gun at “Gateway Truck Stop”

Over two dozen cruisers arrived, and at least 6 police officers, 5 of them armed with AR-15s, fired between 60-80 rounds at Jose Walter Garza sending truck stop clients running and diving for cover.

According to LPD and local media:

  • LPD attempted to negotiate for over 5 minutes.
  • Jose Walter pointed the weapon at police officers.

According to the truck stop’s Chief Financial Officer ‘Victor Trevino’ and Gate Guard ‘Julio Cesar Gonzales’ :

The gate guard, Julio, encountered a Wal-Mart bag outside the truck stop with what appeared to be a gun. Julio inspected the gun and found out it was a pellet gun. Jose Walter came back outside after buying some cigarettes, and Julio told him he had to put away the gun or leave. Jose Walter borrowed a lighter from Julio and complied with his demands. Jose Walter sat down outside the truck stop and kept drinking his bottle of wine while listening to headphones. Eventually, as Julio is patrolling the truck stop he runs into Jose Walter again. Jose Walter requests to borrow a phone charger from him, but Julio said he got preoccupied assisting truckers that he forgot to return with the charger. Julio states he did not call the police on Jose Walter because he was not being disruptive or bothering anyone. He says he was in the guard shack when he saw police officers arrive through the camera. He says he went outside to investigate and noticed the cops were already pointing their weapons at Jose Walter. Jose Walter was facing away from the cops (possibly passed out drunk) and had ear phones on. Julio then went around and informed 2 police officers the gun was fake. Both police officers told him to stop interfering or they would arrest him. Julio said he was planning on running in and taking the gun away from Jose Walter since he knew it was fake but he was scared of getting shot. He says the police didn’t negotiate and before he got to warn anymore officers the gun was fake, they riddled Jose Walter with bullets. Julio says Jose Walter NEVER pointed the gun at officers. Julio states the officers kept firing after Jose Walter’s body hit the ground. 2 officers can be seen fist bumping in the video and 1 of them took a picture. According to Julio, more officers were high fiving and fist bumping each other outside camera angle. Julio saw Jose Walter’s face blown off and says he has gone through mental trauma.

Julio Cesar Gonzales/Gate Guard Interview – Spanish (English subtitles available)

Laredo Police employees held a press conference and denied Hector Cubillos (the man who interviewed the guard and CFO) and us entrance. Half a dozen to a dozen of protesters, including myself, have assembled at crowded intersections and outside the police department.

Victor Trevino, the CFO, backs up the gate guard’s story and claims his customers report the same story.

Editors Note: If you know more about this incident please speak up. Comment on this story, reach out to the creator of the Youtube videos, who clearly is working for transparency, or reach out to known police accountability groups. If you wear a Laredo police badge and know what happened wasn’t right – align your actions with your thoughts. That – not remaining silent – is heroic.

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