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Graphic Body Cam Footage Shows Killer Cop as He Murders an Innocent Unarmed Man. Salt Lake City, UT — On August 11, 2014 Dillon Taylor was gunned down in broad daylight by Officer Bron Cruz.

Graphic Body Cam Footage Shows Killer Cop as He Murders an Innocent Unarmed Man

The confrontation happened because Cruz confused Taylor with a possible criminal in the area. Taylor, his brother, and his cousin were exiting a 7-Eleven in an area where police were searching for a suspect who had allegedly been waving a gun around. These uninvolved young men allegedly matched the description. When the three men exited the convenience store they were surrounded by officers and ordered to show their hands. Two of the men stopped and complied, Dillon Taylor, listening to music, kept walking. Barely 40 seconds go by from the time Dillon is approached until he is shot by Cruz. The body cam footage was released in September of last year, however, it stopped just after the shots were fired. “He couldn’t hear them, so he just kept walking. One officer told Taylor to get on the ground, while another told him to put his hands on his head.

Police Dept Wanted a Cop to Kill a Suicidal Dad, He Chose Not To, So They Fired Him. Weirton, WV — Former Weirton police officer Stephen Mader is suing the city after he was fired for not killing a suicidal man who needed help.

Police Dept Wanted a Cop to Kill a Suicidal Dad, He Chose Not To, So They Fired Him

As we reported last year, on May 6, 2016, Mader responded to a domestic call about a suicidal person. When he arrived on the scene, Mader confronted 23-year-old Ronald D. Williams who was armed and mentally distraught. Madar said that he began talking to the young man in his “calm voice.” “I told him, ‘Put down the gun,’ and he’s like, ‘Just shoot me.’ “I thought I was going to be able to talk to him and de-escalate it. Mader showed incredible restraint in the situation, even though Williams was attempting to provoke a suicide by cop. Sadly, as Mader began to reason with Williams and de-escalate the situation, backup arrived, and another officer immediately shot and killed Williams without a second of consideration.

Now, Mader is understandably reconsidering his career choices and has filed a lawsuit against the city that employed him. A look at high-profile police shootings. CHARLESTON, S.C. — A lawyer for the family of a black motorist shot to death by a white South Carolina police officer says justice has been done with the fired officer’s guilty plea.

A look at high-profile police shootings

But attorney Chris Stewart also said Tuesday that verdicts are rare in officer-involved killings. Prosecutors are recommending that Michael Slager serve decades in prison for violating the civil rights of Walter Scott by shooting him in the back as he fled, a crime captured on cellphone video and seen worldwide. The possibility of such a stiff sentence in killings by police is even more unusual. Here is an update on some other high-profile killings by police: Sterling, 37, was shot to death July 5, 2016, as two white officers pinned him to the pavement outside a Louisiana convenience store where he had been selling CDs. Cop Actually Charged for Shooting Small Dog Who Made Him 'Fear for His Life' Purcell, OK — An allegedly inebriated officer — who fell from his motorcycle and proceeded to shoot a tiny dog with his service weapon for no reason — has now been charged in the incident.

Cop Actually Charged for Shooting Small Dog Who Made Him 'Fear for His Life'

“They said that he fell over on his motorcycle and that he had shot my dog, Champion,” the dog’s owner told KFOR in October. “It caught this leg, and hopefully if I can keep the infection out of his joint, he won’t lose his paw,” the owner added hopefully of where a bullet from Purcell Police Officer Richard Kyle Glasgow’s service revolver entered the beloved pet’s body. Glasgow has now been charged with ‘one count of reckless conduct with a firearm’ — for which the officer ‘demonstrated a conscious disregard for the safety of others and created a situation of unreasonable risk and probability of death or great bodily harm to others.’ Neighbors noted Glasgow, who lives in the area, had been known to complain about Champion running loose in the streets — but that had not happened on October 8.

Parents Sue After Video Shows Officers Execute Their Son in Firing Squad Fashion. The parents of a man who was shot and killed by Santa Maria police officers have filed a lawsuit against the department, the city and a number of officers involved in the shooting, seeking monetary damages and increased crisis training for the police department following the deadly altercation.

Parents Sue After Video Shows Officers Execute Their Son in Firing Squad Fashion

As previously reported, Javier Garcia Gaona Jr., 31, was shot by police officers last July during a standoff outside of a gas station in Santa Maria. The standoff ensued when police were dispatched to Gaona’s location following a report of a man “shouting obscenities, holding a knife and making slicing motions to his throat and chest,” according to the Lompoc Record. Cops Turn Off Body Cams Before Killing 50yo Homeless Man, But A Citizen Filmed It. “He’s not gonna die.”

Cops Turn Off Body Cams Before Killing 50yo Homeless Man, But A Citizen Filmed It

Those were the tragically unprophetic words of the person who filmed Los Angeles cops gunning down a 50-year-old homeless man on Saturday, March 4. The local ABC7 station reports that an altercation broke out at midday at an intersection in downtown LA, with two “gentlemen, angry and antagonizing each other down the street,” according to a nearby business owner. The homeless man was carrying a large pipe, and someone called 911. Two LAPD cops showed up, and, according to police reports, tried to subdue the man with a Taser, although the video shows no evidence of that. Perhaps they attempted to tase him before the video started. As the video begins, the people recording see it as a comical situation. Cop Allowed to Quietly Resign After Video Shows Him Body Slam a Small Girl. Roseville, NC — A Roseville police officer, who was being investigated after he was seen on video slamming a small teen girl to the ground, has quietly resigned amid the investigation.

Cop Allowed to Quietly Resign After Video Shows Him Body Slam a Small Girl

As the Free Thought Project has previously reported, officers are all too often allowed to resign during investigations as a means of avoiding any form of accountability. It appears that is what’s happening here. Sheriff Tries to Expose List of 300 Bad Cops, Courts & Union Promptly Block Him. Los Angeles, CA — Domestic violence, bribery, theft, excessive force, brutality — these are just a few of the crimes committed by active duty sheriff’s deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Tries to Expose List of 300 Bad Cops, Courts & Union Promptly Block Him

In total, there are 300 deputies with a history of misconduct whom Sheriff Jim McDonnell thinks the public should know about. However, thanks to a protectionist court system and a powerful police union, the crimes of these cops may remain secret. Having taken over one of the most corrupt sheriff’s departments in the country, McDonnell appears to be taking steps to increase transparency and foster public trust. But these steps are being met with heavy resistance along the way. Nurse Calls 911 for Help, Police Show Up, Beat & Arrest Her In Front of Her Child.

Buffalo, NY — When Christine Townsend, a registered nurse in Buffalo, found her neighbor’s pit bulls jumping at her windows and doors, frightening her dog and her 9-year-old daughter, she called 9-1-1 for help.

Nurse Calls 911 for Help, Police Show Up, Beat & Arrest Her In Front of Her Child

However, when police finally showed up, more than an hour later, after multiple calls, they did anything but help her. Because of the harassment, threats, and eventual brutality and deprivation of rights Townsend experienced at the hands of police that night, she has since filed a lawsuit against the City of Buffalo, the Buffalo Police Department, Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and two Police Officers, Mark Vara and Kelly Craig, for violating her civil rights under 42 U.S.C § 1983, known as ‘Section 1983’. The 9-1-1 calls that Townsend made that night, she now regrets as she was the one who ended up in jail. Cop Claims He Punched Handcuffed 14yo Girl in the Face Twice in 'Self-Defense' St.

Cop Claims He Punched Handcuffed 14yo Girl in the Face Twice in 'Self-Defense'

Paul, MN — On Monday, a St. Paul police officer was charged with misdemeanor assault after he punched a handcuffed child in the face twice while she was getting placed in the back of his squad car. Officer Michael Soucheray II has been placed on administrative duty after punching the 14-year-old girl for allegedly spitting on him. The 14-year-old was at the East Side shelter for girls when police responded to a call of a suicidal girl. According to the criminal complaint, as reported by WCCO, officers were trying to take the girl to a hospital because she was reportedly suicidal, but she refused to go and became agitated, screaming and at one point going limp. Cop Charged After Shooting into Car Full of Innocent People for No Reason. Minneapolis, MN — A Minneapolis police officer has been officially charged this week after he fired into a vehicle with six innocent people inside. Minneapolis police officer Efrem Hamilton was charged with second-degree assault and intentional discharge of a firearm.

The charges stem from an incident on November 19, after a fight broke out in front of a bar. Horrifying Video Shows Cops Sic K9 on Innocent Man While Filming Them. Akron, OH — Filming the police is entirely legal, in every state. However, all too often, we will see police officers overstep their authority and arrest, attack, and assault innocent people for the constitutionally protected act of documenting their behavior in public.

Although the Free Thought Project has covered many such cases in the past, we’ve never seen police release a K9 on a person filming — until now. Ohio state troopers were at the home of Dannie Oliver Monday night, to arrest his cousin. Video Catches Cops Jumping On, Punching Man in HANDCUFFS, as He Yells 'I Can't Breathe' WATCH: Texas Officer Takes Off Belt to Beat a Teen — for Filming in Public. To some, the most beautiful thing about having a cell phone is being able to film the police. Some do it for reasons of activism. Others do it to provoke the police into a confrontation. Still, others film because they’re watching something they want everyone else to see. But there’s one thing upon which everyone can agree.

Photography is not a crime. Patrick Roth makes a habit out of bringing transparency to the police force, whether they want to or not. Last week, Roth decided to head on down to the county jail, right about the time when the corrections officers were changing shifts. Graphic Video Shows Cops Corner Mentally Ill, Legally Blind Man and 'Execute' Him.

Fontana, CA — James Hall, 47, is legally blind, mentally ill, and now dead — after being executed by police officers with the Fontana Police Department. The execution happened in a convenience store and was captured on the store’s surveillance cameras. The video also contradicts the lies police told to justify killing him. Hall, who suffered from schizoaffective disorder — a combination of schizophrenia symptoms and mood disorder — was in the midst of an episode when police were called out to a convenience store during the early morning hours of November 22, 2015. Warning: Even CIA agents are now being targeted by militarized SWAT raids for gardening and drinking tea. Revolutionary Precedent: EVERYTHING Cop Owns is Seized to Pay Back Man He Paralyzed  DASHCAM: Cops Beat, Arrest Innocent Man After Accusing Him of Stealing His OWN CAR.

Video of Cops Beating this Man Was So Bad, All the Officers Were Fired. Fired Deputy Ben Fields Cleared Of Wrongdoing By DOJ, Gonna Sue The Hell Out Of The Sheriff - Blue Lives Matter. Fired Deputy Ben Fields’ actions were determined to be justified after a DOJ investigation. Taxpayers Hit For $4.4mn After Cops Shot Innocent Food Delivery Man 14 Times. Philadelphia, PA — (RT) The city of Philadelphia has reached a $4.4 million settlement with a black deliveryman which 2 officers say they mistakenly shot 14 times leaving him with permanent injuries and a seizure disorder.

The settlement represents the largest in a police shooting incident in the city’s history, Philly.com reports, citing Philadelphia Law Department records. The settlement dates back to an incident in 2014 when then 20-year-old Philippe Holland was working as food delivery man. 6yo Boy Kidnapped from School By Police, Locked in Psych Ward for 3 Days. Cop Receives Unprecedented LIFE SENTENCE for Tasering Handcuffed Man.

VIDEO: Step Inside a Real SWAT Team Pot Raid. Mansfield, OH — If a dozen men armed with assault rifles drove up to your house, smashed out your doors and windows, ransacked your belongings, and robbed you of your hard-earned money — this story would undoubtedly be on news channels across the country. People would quickly arm themselves and groups would form to protect neighborhoods from the dangers of the armed gangs robbing and pillaging people. BREAKING VIDEO: Police Taser 91yo Alzheimer's Patient for Not Going to the Doctor. “…the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence.” — Mahatma Gandhi.

Cops Shoot and Kill Unarmed, Nonviolent Teen on Video. EXCLUSIVE: Good Cop Speaks Out Against Drug War, Blows Whistle on Chief. Two Entire Police Depts Shut Down During FBI Raids Over Massive DEA Drug Ring Conspiracy. Cop Kicked Man to Death Then Framed a Picture of News Article to Hang Over Bed as a Trophy. VIDEO: Cop Pokes HIMSELF with a Syringe, So 2 Cops Beat a Handcuffed Man for 3 Minutes. Cop Unplugs Body Cam, Shoots Woman, Turns Camera Back On Just In Time For Gun To Appear On Dead Body.

Man cleared of attempted murder after leaked dashcam shows cop shot him in the back, twice. Video shows cops trying to run over homeless man before shooting him 14 times. BREAKING: Video Shows Moment Cop Executes 6-Yr-Old Autistic ChildBREAKING: Video Shows Moment Cop Executes 6-Yr-Old Autistic Child - Filming Cops. Baltimore Man Dies After Being Beaten by Cops Following 911 Call to Take Him to the Hospital. No Charges for Cops Who ‘Accidentally’ Fired 107 Bullets at an Innocent Mom and Daughter.

Infuriating Video: Police Brutalize & Mace a Young Girl After She Collided with a Car on Her Bike. St. Louis cop caught on film planting a gun on a man he just killed. Officers Beat 50-Year-Old Man Who Had Surrendered After A High-Speed Chase [WATCH] Shooting Cops Across America: Guidance from Above. Police Killed An Unarmed Native American, But Mainstream Media Still Won’t Cover It. Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Took For-Profit Course Accused of Making Officers 'Paranoid' Rhode Island Cops Accuse Black Man of Assault—but Video Reveals They Attacked Him First.

A Woman Just Livestreamed Police Killing Her Boyfriend — Then Facebook Deleted the Video. Innocent Man Arrested By Cops For Walking Down Public Sidewalk And Filming. This Is Why Police Beat People: Two Police Academies Caught on Video Teaching Excessive Force. Florida Cops Shoot and Kill Deaf Man For 'Talking Too Loud' Florida Cops Shoot and Kill Deaf Man For 'Talking Too Loud' Dad Tells Cops they Need a Warrant to Search Home, So they Kick in his Door & Kill Him – The Free Thought Project.

WATCH: Off-Duty Boston Cop Shoves Pedestrian's Face Into the Sidewalk Over Jaywalking Dispute. White Cop Brutally Beats Black Teen for Riding Her Bike—Then Charges Her with Assault (Video) WATCH: Chicago Police Release Video of Cop Standing On Neck of Suspect Who Died During Arrest. 'Democracy Spring' protest: Hundreds arrested at Capitol Hill sit-in. Police fatally shoot nearly 1,000 people in 2016. Texas Cop Body-Slams 12 Year Old Girl Onto Her Face [Watch] Man Arrested For Wearing Anonymous Mask At Protest For Arizona Election Fraud. Unarmed Man Yells “Please Don’t Shoot” Before Being Killed By Police, Officer Fired And Charged With Murder.

Video Emerges Of NYPD Cops Shooting Tail-Wagging Dog After Knocking On Wrong Door. Ohio Cops Think This Guy Should Go to Jail for Making Fun of Them. Government Chemist Tampered With 40,000 Cases, Locking Countless Innocent Americans In Prison. Cop Unplugs Body Cam, Shoots Woman, Turns Camera Back On Just In Time For Gun To Appear On Dead Body. Teacher Tries To Leave Party, Cop Jumps On Hood of Her Car, Opens Fire and Kills Her.