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Vashta Nerada
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« on: November 26, 2015, 10:34:46 pm »

"By sanctioning a 'shoot first, think later' approach to policing," Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, "the court renders the protections of the Fourth Amendment hollow."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sotomayor-supreme-court-cop-violence_563cee79e4b0307f2cad466a


I should be pointed that that we have a serious problem around here concerning law enforcement. From Tulsa Police indictments, to the cluster at the Tulsa County Sheriff, to issues with numerous individual officers like the rapist, the clown in Owasso, several Tulsa police officers charged with murder, etc. We are talking about evidence of officers planning to frame people or, going the other way, being on the pay roll of drug gangs to call and warn them of raids. Worse yet, thinking they are so far above the law that they can rape citizens and get away with it because its my word against yours.

There can't be more than 1500 law enforcement officers in the metro. And given that they have a significant "circle the wagons" culture, whatever we hear about is the tip of the iceberg.  There is a serious cultural issue, from the top to the bottom, among LEO in this community.

Its a national epidemic with the fault lying squarely on the doorsteps of powerful unions overtaken by organized crime, who essentially make polcy, draft legislation and spread paranoid hysteria among police across the country.

http://www.citylab.com/crime/2015/06/the-paranoia-of-police-unions/396008/
http://burneylawfirm.com/blog/2015/09/15/paranoia-from-the-pba-president/
http://gawker.com/nypd-union-president-patrick-lynch-is-completely-nuts-1674178970

"He believed in his heart that he was in fear for his life, that he was concerned about the lives of (other) police officers" is pretty canonical, and maybe even true...in his mind.  If so, it's a mental health issue among police that results in needless and unjustified deaths of the people they supposedly protect.

The horrifying behavior of Anita Alvarez, Chicago's head prosecutor
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/11/24/1453982/-The-horrifying-behavior-of-Anita-Alvarez-Chicago-s-head-prosecutor

Why Police Spokesmen Give False Information
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/11/25/why-did-authorities-say-laquan-mcdonald-lunged-at-chicago-police-officers/
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/25/the-other-laquan-mcdonalds-more-questionable-killings-by-chicago-police.html

People Shot Dead By Police Sofar This Year
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings/

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2015, 06:49:49 pm »

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego police officer who shot and killed a man within seconds of exiting his car initially told investigators that he didn't see a weapon but said days later that he recalled thinking the man might be carrying a knife, according to a report released Wednesday.
http://www.startribune.com/san-diego-officer-said-he-didn-t-see-weapon-before-shooting/363423371/

Officer Neal Browder answered "no" when asked the day of the April 30 shooting if he saw a weapon, at which time his attorney said his client wouldn't elaborate. Five days later, police let Browder and his attorney watch a business' surveillance video for about 20 minutes before another interview.

Browder said in the second interview that he saw Fridoon Nehad, 42, carrying what looked like a metal object as the suspect walked down a dark alley toward the police car.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 05:54:21 pm »

Police shoot man for refusing to drop gun he didnt have

A man who was fatally shot by Las Vegas police was holding a cellphone that was mistaken for a gun during the deadly confrontation, authorities said in a statement.

Las Vegas police said in the statement issued Friday that the man had been under surveillance and fled from federal authorities who then called Las Vegas police for help in the search.

The man was found outside a home west of downtown. Police said his right hand held what they believed to be a firearm.
Officers told him to drop the gun and ordered him to stop when he began to move toward them. Police said two officers opened fire when he didn't obey their commands. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the man was actually holding a cellphone.

"The suspect did not listen, quickly began to advance on the officers, concealing his right hand, which the officers believed was holding a firearm," McCarthy said in a video message that accompanied the police statement.


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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 05:55:39 pm »

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego police officer who shot and killed a man within seconds of exiting his car initially told investigators that he didn't see a weapon but said days later that he recalled thinking the man might be carrying a knife, according to a report released Wednesday.
http://www.startribune.com/san-diego-officer-said-he-didn-t-see-weapon-before-shooting/363423371/

Officer Neal Browder answered "no" when asked the day of the April 30 shooting if he saw a weapon, at which time his attorney said his client wouldn't elaborate. Five days later, police let Browder and his attorney watch a business' surveillance video for about 20 minutes before another interview.

Browder said in the second interview that he saw Fridoon Nehad, 42, carrying what looked like a metal object as the suspect walked down a dark alley toward the police car.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 07:06:13 pm »

Albuquerque police released body cam video of an officer shooting another officer during an undercover drug sting operation last year that led to a $6.5 million settlement this week.

The video is graphic and shows an incompetent and trigger-happy Lieutenant Greg Brachle pulling up in his car, stepping out and yelling at an occupant of another car to place his hands in the air, who turned out to be a cop he had worked with before.

“Put your hands where I can see them! put your hands where I can see them!” Brachle yells at Albuquerque Police Detective Jacob Grant, who was sitting in the back of a car with two suspects who were already surrendering.

It then appears that Grant begins to step out, which is when Brachle shouts: “Gun! Gun!” and fires several times.

“Ohshit, that was Jacob,” he yells after shooting him eight times.

https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/04/01/albuquerque-police-release-video-of-cop-shooting-fellow-cop/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8r7_5J_1ks

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