Posts tagged police misconduct

Tell Walmart: Release the Tapes of John Crawford's Shooting

the-goddamazon:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Last month, John Crawford III was killed by police while shopping in a Walmart store. Police were called to the store by another customer who described a “Black male about 6 feet tall” waving a gun. Crawford was actually leaning on a toy pellet gun — barrel pointed down — which he had picked up from one of the store’s shelves.

Walmart has video surveillance footage of the events but has refused repeated requests from John Crawford’s family to publicly release the tapes. Join ColorOfChange to demand Walmart release the tapes publicly to ensure justice for John Crawford and help customers and workers feel safe in Walmart stores.

Here’s the letter we’ll send on your behalf to Walmart, Inc executives and store management on your behalf. You can add a personal comment using the box provided.

Dear Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, Walmart executives and Beavercreek Walmart store management,

I’m writing you to demand that you respond to the request from John Crawford III’s family and publicly release the surveillance tapes from the day he was killed by police.

John Crawford’s family, the local community, Walmart shoppers and store associates have a right to feel safe walking the aisles of your stores. We deserve to know why he was killed by police while holding an item from the store shelves.

In the interest of justice, transparency and store safety, please immediately release unedited surveillance footage.

Thank you,

[Your Name]

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This is not another public relations problem that Walmart needs

Adams agrees his findings merely confirm what many considered obvious: Americans don’t like it when challenged by paramilitary police, and such encounters may induce even relatively mellow protestors to decidedly aggro behavior.

“But the value of this study is that it is based on evidence, not intuition,” he observes. “It identifies violence when it is strategic—that is, when police deliberately show up in military gear with an intention to raid or confront aggressively. And it tracks confrontation and response across timelines—who does what to whom, and when. We were able to identify those points when violence escalated, and we were able to determine the contributing factors.
This bigot is the wife of the Chief of Police of Ferguson, MO.

This bigot is the wife of the Chief of Police of Ferguson, MO.

Wilmer Irías-Palma is days away from being deported from the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, even though his civil rights complaint alleging ICE used racial profiling to nab him remains under investigation.

Irías-Palma was told Tuesday morning that he and his wife would be deported Friday.

The news came a day after his wife appeared at a Washington, D.C., news conference in support of workers rights and met with advocates discussing how to get protection for immigrants illegally here with civil rights complaints.

“We think this is obvious retaliation,” said Jennifer Rosenbaum, legal and policy director for New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice.
micdotcom:

Shocking story out of California shows DEA brutality at its worst


On Tuesday, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a summary of their investigation into Daniel Chong’s harrowing arrest, where DEA agents left him without food or water for five days and ignored his pleas for help.
Unfortunately, employing moral and ethical conduct was not as important for these agents as following institutional protocol. Chong’s story is an abominable example of authoritative abuse.
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First, other reporting on the incident state that Chong was visiting the home of the person alleged to be distributing contraband when the DEA took him in to custody — not that Chong was the dealer. Next, the article doesn’t mention that Chong was left to die in San Diego’s DEA Office. It does state that agents were not named.
[1] is sloppy, [2] is a weird choice.

micdotcom:

Shocking story out of California shows DEA brutality at its worst

On Tuesday, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a summary of their investigation into Daniel Chong’s harrowing arrest, where DEA agents left him without food or water for five days and ignored his pleas for help.

Unfortunately, employing moral and ethical conduct was not as important for these agents as following institutional protocol. Chong’s story is an abominable example of authoritative abuse.

Read more | Follow micdotcom

First, other reporting on the incident state that Chong was visiting the home of the person alleged to be distributing contraband when the DEA took him in to custody — not that Chong was the dealer. Next, the article doesn’t mention that Chong was left to die in San Diego’s DEA Office. It does state that agents were not named.

[1] is sloppy, [2] is a weird choice.

A judge has thrown out Insane Clown Posse’s lawsuit against the FBI, saying the government has every right to categorize the band’s fans as gang members. The suit stemmed from a 2011 report that the law enforcement organization had tagged Juggalos as a “loosely organized hybrid gang”—something both Juggalos and ICP members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J didn’t appreciate. ICP has tried to sue the FBI twice, asking to declare it illegal for the bureau to draw parallels between the Psychopathic Records crew and known criminal organizations.

File under chilling effect.

Then again, it’s hard to feel bad for politically apathetic people like juggalos.

An extra-judicial execution for talking back to cops in Albuquerque (via Police helmet cam: Camper turning from officers when shot)

{sarcasm}Luckily for the good people of Albuquerque most homeless people don’t have survivors to sue for damages.{/sarcasm}

Immigration agents beat Fernando Bajaras (A# 200-537-719) while he was in detention in 2013 & now ICE is trying trying to deport him TODAY before he can file a civil rights complaint.
Call 202-732-5907 RIGHT NOW and tell ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale the American people will not stand for these injustices.
See Immigration Agents Beat Fernando in Detention. Will they Deport Him Before He is able to hold them accountable? | #Not1More Deportation for more information.

Immigration agents beat Fernando Bajaras (A# 200-537-719) while he was in detention in 2013 & now ICE is trying trying to deport him TODAY before he can file a civil rights complaint.

Call 202-732-5907 RIGHT NOW and tell ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale the American people will not stand for these injustices.

See Immigration Agents Beat Fernando in Detention. Will they Deport Him Before He is able to hold them accountable? | #Not1More Deportation for more information.

King City’s longtime former police chief, Nick Baldiviez, current acting police chief, Bruce Miller, and five others were arrested in a major corruption bust Tuesday morning.

Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said King City’s top law enforcers became lawbreakers when they orchestrated a scheme victimizing the most vulnerable residents in King City.

"The victims were economically disadvantaged persons of Hispanic descent who were targeted by having their vehicles impounded, towed and stored by Miller’s Towing," Flippo said.

Bad Cops don't deserve pensions OR doughnuts in Rhode Island

This amendment to RI Law 9-26-5, Exception of Police and Firefighters’ Pensions—Assignments Invalid, is proposed to exclude CONVICTED murderers from receiving their disability pension while serving their prison sentence.  Obviously this is one  unintended consequence of the original law.  The amendment would also allow a Civil Court of Law to consider the disability pension of a CONVICTED murderer when adjudicating justice for the victim’s family.  It is a law that applies ONLY to police and firefighters’ pensions.   Another unintended consequence of the law is that it causes the murderer to “double dip” into the State coffers.  The taxpayers are fully supporting him while he is serving his 20 years, plus life, sentence and the taxpayers are totally enriching him while he also collects his tax-free disability pension.  We don’t even allow our retired school teachers to do that.  Certainly that is something that we should not allow murderers to do.

My son, LT James Pagano, was an active and respected 17-year veteran firefighter on the Cranston Fire Department when he was murdered by his neighbor.   The murderer was a former Providence Police Officer who many years ago served 6 months active duty on the force, hurt his knee and “decided” to go on disability for the rest of his life.   Jim was murdered three years prior to the 20 years necessary to receive a full pension; therefore, his family receives nearly half of what the murderer and his family receive while he is serving his sentence.   

At the time of his murder, my son and his family (pictured here) were celebrating the ninth birthday of his son, my grandson.  He also had a 12-year old daughter and a lovely wife.  They deserve at least as much income as the murderer and his family receive.