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  • Graphic Video of Daniel Shaver begging for his life before being Shot by Police

    12/12/2017 8:13:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/12/2017 | J Hines
    A judge on Dec. 8 released graphic video showing Daniel Shaver crawling on his hands and knees and begging for his life before he was shot and killed. The shooting, by Philip “Mitch” Brailsford, then an officer with the Mesa Police Department, occurred after officers responded to a call about a man allegedly pointing a rifle out of a fifth-floor window at a La Quinta Inn. The graphic video, which was released after a jury on Thursday acquitted the officer of murder and manslaughter charges, stoked outrage on social media and renewed calls for reforms in law enforcement. See the...
  • The Police Murder of Daniel Shaver

    12/10/2017 7:10:13 AM PST · by JP1201 · 149 replies
    If you have the stomach for it, I want you to watch one of the most outrageous and infuriating videos I’ve ever seen. It shows the police shooting of Daniel Shaver in Mesa, Arizona. He was crawling on his hands and knees, crying, and begging police not to shoot him. An officer shot him anyway: The Washington Post’s account is decent, but you have to watch the video truly grasp the strangeness of the requests: In fact, the Post actually sugarcoats the encounter. At one point an officer tells him “do not put your hands down for any reason,” even...
  • Video Shows Daniel Shaver Pleading for His Life Before Being Shot by Officer

    12/10/2017 7:45:49 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 133 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 9 2018 | Vivian Wang
    Newly released body camera footage shows a police officer shooting an unarmed man in an Arizona hotel after the man sobbed and pleaded with officers not to shoot him. The graphic video, which was released after a jury on Thursday acquitted the officer of murder and manslaughter charges, stoked outrage on social media and renewed calls for reforms in law enforcement.
  • Mesa Police Shooting: Daniel Shaver Seen Crawling, Degging in Disturbing Video

    12/08/2017 5:58:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 168 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/8
    Brailsford orders Shaver, 26, to lay face-down in a hallway and refrain from making sudden movements - or risk being shot. He also orders a woman in the hallway to lie on the ground. Shaver is seen complying with the officer's order to put his hands on top of his head and cross his left foot over his right foot. "Young man, you are not to move. You are to put your eyes down look down at the carpet you are to keep your fingers interlaced behind your head you are to keep your feet crossed," Brailsford says. "If you...
  • Ex-Arizona cop acquitted in fatal shooting of sobbing, unarmed man at hotel

    12/08/2017 10:30:14 AM PST · by boycott · 128 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 12-08-2017 | Jacques Billeaud
    former Arizona police officer was acquitted Thursday of a murder charge in the 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside his hotel room as officers were responding to a call that someone there was pointing a gun out a window. The verdict cleared Philip Mitchell Brailsford, 27, of criminal liability in the 2016 death of Daniel Shaver of Granbury, Texas.
  • Ex-South Carolina cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years for Walter Scott shooting death

    12/07/2017 9:56:42 AM PST · by Coronal · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 7, 2017 | David Boroff
    The white ex-South Carolina cop who shot an unarmed black man in the back as a passerby videotaped the stunning death received a 20-year federal prison term Thursday. Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David Norton, who earlier ruled the cop’s shooting of Walter Scott during a traffic stop was second-degree murder. “This is a tragedy that shouldn’t have happened,” said Norton, who could have thrown the disgraced law enforcer behind bars for 24 years. Slager, 36, was also declared guilty of obstruction of justice for the bogus version of the April 2015 shooting...
  • Breaking! Bundys Released!

    11/29/2017 3:24:28 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 42 replies
    In another stunning turn of events, All of the tier three defendants in the Bundy Ranch trials, including Cliven and Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne have all been given pre-trial release! So much for a "threat to society"!In a few video reports on the court's ruling on Tuesday, Brad Thornton issued the news and answered questions. https://youtu.be/0etz3ZVy-dI Additionally, Bryan Hyde also reported from the Las Vegas airport on the releases.
  • 'Pit bull' Lawyer and Former Marine Hunts Down World's Stolen Treasures

    11/25/2017 10:48:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The National ^ | November 25, 2017 | Rob Crilly
    Assistant Manhattan district attorney Matthew Bogdanos has recovered antiquities from looters, museums, auction houses and the homes of wealthyThe ancient marble sculpture had made its way from Lebanon to New York, via a well-trodden path of dealers and collectors. And there it might have remained if it were not for a tenacious Manhattan prosecutor who spotted it in an old copy of House & Garden magazine dating from 1998 which featured homes built to show off art collections. The caption described how the master bathroom was decorated with a “breathtakingly beautiful” marble torso. A search warrant issued last month describes...
  • Dallas officer arrested for stealing $830 in groceries

    11/24/2017 7:24:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 11/22/2017 | Jordan Armstrong
    DENTON COUNTY -- A Dallas Police Department officer has been arrested and accused of stealing hundreds of dollars in groceries from a Walmart store in Denton County. Northeast police officers were called to the Walmart in Cross Roads, Texas at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday for reports of a theft. Employees told police that the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Christopher Hankins, left the store with close to $830 in groceries without paying, all while wearing a Dallas Police Department jacket. Hankins told officers that he panicked thinking his car had been stolen, so he went outside with his grocery cart. Officers...
  • Baltimore Cop Murdered Day Before He Was To Testify In Case Of 8 Indicted Officers

    11/23/2017 3:22:55 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 18 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-23-2017 | Tim Brown
    Just one day before he was scheduled to testify before a grand jury in a case in which eight Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force police officers had been indicted for shaking down citizens and conspiring with drug dealers, a Baltimore police officer was shot and killed with his own service weapon. Homicide detective Sean Suiter was informed by federal agents that he was not the target of an investigation, but that he would be testifying before the grand jury. However, before he could testify, he was shot and killed while performing an investigation of a triple homicide that occurred just days before...
  • Unwieldy charges, evidence problems and a likable defendant complicated Twin Peaks trial

    11/19/2017 6:26:59 PM PST · by Elderberry · 14 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/18/2017 | BILL WHITAKER
    For months, District Attorney Abel Reyna and his staff made clear they were champing at the bit to try strapping, 35-year-old Dallas Bandidos chieftain and locomotive engineer Jake Carrizal before any of the other bikers rounded up after the deadly 2015 shootout at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant and watering hole. Consequently, many of us in the peanut gallery leaned closer to better understand, perchance appreciate, Reyna’s strategy of legally pursuing 154 bikers on identical organized crime charges, as opposed to the more discriminating capital murder charges Waco police originally contemplated. So much for that idea. The Nov. 10 mistrial only...
  • Pennsylvania Couple Arrested After Hibiscus Plants Mistaken For Cannabis

    11/19/2017 11:48:49 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies
    civilized ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Neil Bonner
    Take a look at the picture at the start of this article. The one on the left is good ol' cannabis, the plant we know and love. The one on the right is kenaf hibiscus, a plant which is not marijuana. Could you tell the difference? Well, a Nationwide Insurance agent couldn't - or didn't want to. What followed was an arrest and a lawsuit. On Oct. 5, the agent spotted the hibiscus plants while investigating a fallen tree on the property of Buffalo Township, PA couple Edward and Audrey Cramer. He then told police they had marijuana on their...
  • Reyna’s Motion And Jarrett’s Book(Waco)

    11/18/2017 4:33:43 PM PST · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 11/18/2017
    At eight minutes after four yesterday afternoon, McLennan County, Texas District Attorney Abelino Reyna filed a motion to quash a hearing Monday at which he and three other members of his office – Michael Jarrett, Amanda Dillon and Heather Nering – have been subpoenaed to appear. The hearing was scheduled because Dallas Attorney Clint Broden intends to call Reyna as a witness in the trial of his client, former Scimitar Motorcycle Club member Matthew Clendennen. Broden thinks Reyna’s testimony may be impeachable. The Scimitars are a support club for the Cossacks Motorcycle Club. On May 17, 2015 Cossacks crashed a...
  • Police mistook hibiscus plants for marijuana, arrested Buffalo Township couple, suit claims

    11/17/2017 11:56:53 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 58 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittburgh) ^ | Last night 16 Nov 2017 | Matthew Medsger
    A Buffalo Township couple is suing the township police and the Nationwide Insurance Co. after, their lawsuit says, hibiscus plants growing in their backyard were mistaken for marijuana plants. In a lawsuit, Edward Cramer, 69, and his wife, Audrey Cramer, 66, claim that Buffalo Township police handcuffed them both and made them sit in the back of a police car for hours last month as police ransacked their house looking for marijuana. But rather than running a pot-growing operation, the Cramers say they grow flowering hibiscus in their backyard. The Cramers were not charged. They filed a civil lawsuit Thursday...
  • Detroit Officers Posing As Drug Dealers Get Into Brawl With Detroit Officers Posing As Drug Buyers

    11/17/2017 7:04:16 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 29 replies
    JonathanTurley.org ^ | Nov. 17, 2017
    It appears that crime is so low in Detroit that police are left trying to arrest each other. On the East side of Detroit, the 12th Precinct sent in a team of special ops officers to pretend to be drug dealers. At the same time, the 11th Precinct sent in officers pretending to a drug buyers. The rest will long be the subject of law enforcement legend. Sources say that both undercover teams pulled their guns in attempting to arrest the other and ordered the other team to drop to the ground. That is when the rest of the special...
  • Police mistook hibiscus plants for marijuana, arrested Buffalo Township couple, suit claims

    11/17/2017 4:18:37 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 67 replies
    Trib Live ^ | November 16, 2017 | MATTHEW MEDSGER
    A Buffalo Township couple is suing the township police and the Nationwide Insurance Co. after, their lawsuit says, hibiscus plants growing in their backyard were mistaken for marijuana plants. In a lawsuit, Edward Cramer, 69, and his wife, Audrey Cramer, 66, claim that Buffalo Township police handcuffed them both and made them sit in the back of a police car for hours last month as police ransacked their house looking for marijuana. But rather than running a pot-growing operation, the Cramers say they grow flowering hibiscus in their backyard. The Cramers were not charged. They filed a civil lawsuit Thursday...
  • Innocent man jailed for 29 years freed, cops beat confession out of him

    11/16/2017 5:41:08 PM PST · by NRx · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-15-2017 | Tariq Tahir
    A man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for a double murder has been released a month after his conviction was quashed. Arthur Brown, 66, was sentenced to life in prison after he convicted of murder and arson after a video store was burnt down, killing two people who lived next door. Brown was 37 and had no criminal record when he was called to the store on Chicago South Side to fix a lock. He says he was choked and beaten by police until he confessed and maintained his innocence through two trials, multiple appeals and lengthy post-conviction...
  • Do It Again(Waco)

    11/15/2017 4:48:03 AM PST · by Elderberry · 21 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 11/14/2017
    Abelino Reyna, the McLennan County Texas District Attorney with the courtroom manner of an infomercial salesman, announced today that his strategy for winning the Twin Peaks case is to do the same thing over and over until he gets s different result. Reyna, just spent 30 months prosecuting Dallas Bandido Christopher Jacob Carrizal for conspiring to murder nine people, conspiring to wound 18 more and leading a criminal street gang “exactly like the Bloods and the Crips.” The prosecution sort of culminated in a five-week-long trial that ended with a hung jury. Multiple reports after the jury was dismissed said...
  • Cellphone at Gunpoint: Salinas Police Incident Stirs Debate

    11/14/2017 3:15:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    KSBW ^ | http://www.ksbw.com/article/cellphone-at-gunpoint-salinas-police-incident-stirs-debate/13533997 | Amy Larson
    A cellphone video showing a Salinas Police Department officer pointing his gun at a motorist who has no criminal record spurred a debate on KSBW's Facebook page last week. It's a tense situation as driver Alfonso Vargas, 21, of Salinas, holds up his cellphone to record an officer who is giving commands. Advertisement "Let me see your hands. Drop the phone, put your hands up," the officer orders. Two Salinas police officers had their guns pointed at Vargas. He was suspected of a vehicle code violation, Vargas said. Vargas uploaded the video on KSBW's Facebook page and wrote, " I...
  • Bodycam video shows LAPD cop planting drugs on black suspect: lawyer

    11/11/2017 8:28:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | Chris Perez
    Bodycam video allegedly shows an LAPD officer planting drugs inside a black suspect’s wallet. *snip* The suspect, Ronald Shields, 52, was arrested at the time and charged with felony hit-and-run and possession of cocaine. Officers claimed in the police report that they found a small bag of coke in the front left pocket of Shields’ shirt. But bodycam video apparently tells a different story.