Posts tagged "police brutality"

This is video footage of John Crawford being murdered by the police. He was inside a Walmart talking on his cell phone, carrying an air rifle that he picked up inside the store. 

The cops claimed they gave him multiple warnings to drop his weapon, but the video footage doesn’t support that. Strange how the release of the video was suppressed for such a long time. 

A cop, Brady Lovingier, slams a shackled man into a wall, all while a judge watches. And what is his “punishment,” you might wonder. He got 30 days off work. 

Killing homeowner’s dogs is standard operating procedure for cops.

A spokesperson for the police department said that Baker had interfered while officers were trying to arrest her mother, Charlene Bratton, for outstanding warrants due to unresolved traffic tickets.

“He said, put your hands behind your back. I said for what,” Bratton recalled. “Next thing you know he tackled me down on the ground.”

Both Baker and Bratton deny that the 12-year-old girl interfered with the arrest.

“I was just crying. I guess he got mad because I was crying or something, then he just took it out and just Tased me,” Baker insisted.




Police Shoots And Kills Innocent Man After Knocking On Wrong Door Without Identifying Themselves

Police in Florida fatally shot an innocent man over the weekend after they mistook him for an attempted murder suspect.

Lake County sheriff’s deputies were searching for a man named Jonathan Brown when they arrived at the Blueberry Hills Apartment complex in Leesburg early Sunday morning.

When the police banged on the wrong door, Andrew Lee Scott — who did not expect visitors — answered armed and ready, only to be fired at by the surprised officers.

When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment was pointing a gun at deputies and that’s when we opened fire and killed him,” said Lt. John Herrell, according to WESH.

Officers admit they never identified themselves to Scott, a 26-year-old pizza deliveryman. Still, Herrell holds the victim at least partially responsible.

Residents said the unannounced knock at the door at 1:30 a.m. may be the reason why the tragedy happened.

It’s just a bizarre set of circumstances,” he said. “The bottom line is, you point a gun at a deputy sheriff or police office, you’re going to get shot,” Herrell said.

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, responded to the incident in his blog.

This is technically not a ‘no knock’ search,” Turley wrote. “In such searches, there is no knock but the officers are supposed to announce their identities in going into the property… Indeed, I have criticized the increasing use of ‘no knock’ warrants.

Police later arrested Brown and another suspect at a second apartment building. The two are currently at the Lake County Jail, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the incident and police authorities placed the officer who shot Scott on administrative leave.

Now see…

You’re supposed to yell, “POLICE!” You don’t just run up on people’s doors, beating on them, in the wee fucking hours of the night, unidentified and expect them to stand there scratching their asses in their boxers.

If I had a gun, I’d probably have taken that shit to the door with me too. Shit, I WILL have a gun, they gonna open fire on me, too?


I’m black.

They’ll probably bust a cap in me through the peephole.

Isn’t self-defense and protecting your family what pro-gun people cite as the reason why the second amendment is so important? This dude did exactly what those people would do. EXACTLY. Now tell me—what about this situation do y’all think worked re: defending his body and his home? The presence of firearms always escalates a situation.

(Before I get a million reblogs saying that I’m against the constitution or guns or whatever the hell, know that I’m not staunchly anti-guns. I just think they cause much more needless violence than they prevent.)

I don’t think Andrew did anything wrong.  If someone bangs on my door at 1:30am and doesn’t identify themselves, I might do the same thing.

Also, it goes without saying that none of the police officers will be punished.  

(via omgstopembarrassingyourself)

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Some snippets:  

Atencio was arrested in West Phoenix for scaring a resident, Cathy Boyd, after kicking the apartment door of her neighbor.

Toxicology results from specimens, including those taken at St. Joseph’s Hospital hours after Atencio’s arrest earlier that day, showed no illicit drugs in Atencio’s system.

Several MCSO gendarmes joined the fray, in what one onlooker called “a big ol’ dog pile.” Though Atencio was smothered by officers, MCSO Sergeant Jason Weiers Tased Atencio several times.

Later, after Atencio was hauled to a “safe cell,” where he would be stripped of clothing and left to die, Hatton continued the abuse, kneeing Atencio as guards held him down.