Psychotic Police turning your neighbourhoods into
their personal shooting galleries.
Looks likes it time for the public to take
back control of law enforcement - the police are not listening to public
concerns, and the list of outragous offenses just keeps climbing and getting
more and more violent.
Taser inquiry sheds doubt on manufacturer and cops
Cops hold down and repeatedly taser man till he dies.
Police in Georgia Kill a Man with Repeated Tasing
Here's some information on this: <a href="http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/tasers_no_fed_charges_in_death.htm" target="_blank">click here</a>. In short...they zap, he die.
Wild Police Shooting Caught On Tape, But Suspect May Have Been Unarmed
May 9, 2005 6:41 p.m. EST
JASEN LEE, All Headline News Staff Reporter
Compton, CA (AHN) – Authorities in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton are
investigating a shooting that leaves a suspect and a sheriff’s deputy with
gunshot wounds, but the suspect appears to have been unarmed.
Officials say no weapon was found on the suspect after police opened fire in a
residential neighborhood following an [alleged] "high speed" chase.
An investigation is underway to determine what prompted as many as ten
officers to fire approximately 95 shots into an SUV wounding the suspect who
is now in stable condition at a local hospital.
One resident says, "It was gunshots at the OK Corral."
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca says, "We are going to look at every
aspect of this shooting, we are going to examine the intensity of what
occurred, we are going to examine our policy obviously."
Car shown stationary and blocked by police car just moments before police
fired OVER one hundred twenty (120) bullets at vehicle in residential
neighbourhood. House in background of above pictures was one of many houses hit by
numerous stray bullets, as was one of the
officers at the scene. The suspect was only hit four times and is expected to
survive. It is still unclear what lead all these officers to start shooting,
but as experience would indicate, the police will have a handy excuse of some
kind in the next few days, even though they now confirm that the suspect was
HOUSTON— about 75 people gathered in front of Burnham Woods Apartment complex
November 24 for a candlelight vigil and picket near the spot where Eli Escobar,
14, had been killed by a police bullet three days earlier.
Protesters noted that Escobar was the second Latino teenage boy to die at the
hands of the Houston Police Department in the space of just three weeks. The
other was Jose Vargas, 15, shot dead on October 31.
Escobar died instantly at 5:30 p.m. after having his head nearly shot off by
Houston cop Arthur Carbonneau. Together with his fellow cop, Ronald Olivo,
Carbonneau had chased the youth and pinned his legs to the ground.
Houston Police Officers’ Union lawyer Aaron Suder tried to defend Carbonneau by
saying that the "gun fired accidentally". Carbonneau has been "relieved of duty"
but is receiving full pay. [Perhaps to update his gun safety skill?]
“It was so unnecessary,” eyewitness Jesse Rodriguez told the November 25 Houston
Chronicle. Rodriguez had accompanied the cops to the scene after reporting that
another youth had punched his son. “They ignored me when I was telling them who
had assaulted my son,” he said. “They were too busy simply roughing up Eli, who
had nothing to do with the assault.”
Rodriguez said that as the cops seized Escobar, “he was saying, ‘Help me! Help
me! I didn’t do anything. What did I do?’ They had no mercy on him, no
Another witness, 14-year-old Jose Salmeron, told the Chronicle, “There was no
need to pull out a gun. It was two full-grown men against a scrawny teenager.”
“They’re killing our children,” stated Diane Bossom of Copwatch, an anti-police
brutality organization. “Everybody in Houston should be demanding justice for
A shrine with candles and pictures marked the spot where he died.
Ann Marie Tesche said that her daughter Cynthia, was a classmate of Escobar at
Black Middle School. “They need to put these cops on trial like any other
criminals, and convict them,” she said. Participants carried hand-lettered signs
reading, “Stop Killing Our Kids”; “Jail the Killer Cops”; “Justice Now!” and
“Cruising = HPD [Houston Police Department] Death Penalty.” The latter was a
specific reference to the killing of Jose Vargas on October 31.
The youth had been driving his car lawfully through the parking lot of the local
AMC cinema complex when he was ordered to stop by Richard Butler, an off-duty
cop. Butler pulled out his revolver and stuck it through the SUV’s open window.
He claims that the weapon discharged when the vehicle lurched forward. Vargas
was pronounced dead at Ben Taub Hospital.
On November 19 Vargas’s family members and supporters rallied at the theatre
parking lot to call for the investigation and prosecution of Butler, who
continues to remain on duty.
“I said, ‘What’s the problem, officer?’ and he
said ‘Get your hands up,’” wrote Lawton in a prepared statement. “He
repeated, pulled out his gun and pointed into the passenger side of
the window where my youngest daughter was trying to get her seatbelt
off. So, I put my hands up.”
FBI "Investigation": Just standard practice in
art of whitewash.
People who assume action is being taken to properly
investigate the apparent murder of two teenagers by Police "should not hold
their breath". So stated an employee for the FBI who refused to be identified.
The FBI recently claimed it is looking into the recent
shooting deaths of two teenage boys at the hands of Houston police officers.
Bob Doguim, Houston FBI spokesman, said the agency
initiated separate so-called "fact-finding missions", into the deaths of Eli
Escobar Jr., 14, on Friday, and Jose Vargas Jr., 15, on Halloween night.
"The pair of inquiries doesn't mean there has been any kind of "civil rights
violations by police," Doguim said. "It just means we have determined
circumstances are such that it deserves a review."
Witnesses, family members and the police officers involved in each incident
"could be" interviewed. Doguim said the agency's review of the shootings "is not
an official investigation."
The agency will forward its results of the inquiries to the Department of
Justice, which ultimately will decide whether to conduct an investigation of civil rights violations,
but not as to whether there was criminal police conduct.
When contacted, two Houston Police Department spokesmen said they were not even
aware of the so-called inquiry.
"I haven't heard anything about it, but I know in the past the FBI did it as a
matter of procedure," said department spokesman Alvin Wright.
The undisclosed FBI source stated "this is the standard procedure in trying to
white wash these types of shootings". Many officers still carry "throw downs"
which they plant on suspects after they are fatally shot without apparent just
cause. However, when witness are involved and there is this kind of media
attention, we have to make it look like we are really doing a thorough and
impartial investigation. Our primary role, actually, is to maintain the
appearance of trust between police and general public.
a 92-year-old woman during a botched drug raid. A third officer was also indicted in the woman's
Gregg Junnier, 40, who retired from the Atlanta police force in January, pleaded guilty to manslaughter,
violation of oath, criminal solicitation and making false statements.
Officer J.R. Smith, 35, pleaded guilty to the same four charges and to perjury, which was based on
making untrue claims in a warrant.
Ill. Jury Convicts Former Police Sgt. of 4 Rapes - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:00 PM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A former Bloomington police sergeant was convicted Wednesday of raping four women and stalking a fifth, ending a trial in which prosecutors said he was driven by pornography-fueled fantasies.
Jeff Pelo, 43, was found guilty on 35 counts, including 25 of aggravated sexual assault. Two other charges were dropped during the trial.