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Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War
The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489. What went wrong? The police presence in this country is being turned into a military with a clearly defined enemy, anyone who questions the establishment. If we look at the most recent numbers of non-military US citizens killed by terrorism worldwide, that number is 17. A hard hitting mini film by film maker Charles Shaw, properly titled RELEASE US, highlights the riveting and horrid reality of America’s thin blue line. From the film: 500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000 since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq. In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. Related:  ACAB

How Did Victor White III Die in the Backseat of a Cop Car in New Iberia, Louisiana? Photos courtesy of the White family The night Victor White Sr.’s son died in the backseat of a cop car in New Iberia, Louisiana, he called the local sheriff’s station to figure out where his boy was. “I asked them if he’d been apprehended, and they told me no,” he said to me. It wasn’t until the following morning, March 3, that Victor Sr. found out his son, Victor White III, had been arrested and died while in police custody. Immediately, of course, Victor Sr. made the two-hour drive from his home in Alexandria down to New Iberia to find out what the hell was going on. “They wouldn’t even let me see the body,” Victor Sr. told me over the phone. Still completely in the dark about what had taken place, Victor drove back home in utter shock. Here’s what is known at this point: On Sunday, March 2, Victor White III walked down to a convenience store with a friend to pick up a cigar. “We believe they murdered him," he told me over the phone. “He was a respectable person.

Grisly Video of Police Shooting Homeless Man Sparks New Mexico Protests If brand-new Albuquerque police chief Gorden Eden won’t admit overuse of deadly force in the recent shooting of James Boyd, Santa Fe residents hope the point will be driven home — literally — when they bring a hearse to town on Tuesday. Novelist Frances Madeson is organizing the funeral procession that will leave Santa Fe in the afternoon and head to neighboring Albuquerque. There, Madeson intends to join the 6 PM protest planned against the police killing of Boyd, a homeless and mentally ill man APD discovered illegally camping out in the Sandia foothills. “New Mexico is a small state and the police culture here seems to be growing more paramilitary in nature,” Madeson told VICE News, “What happens in another city does affect us if we let it go unchecked.” APD chief Eden was sworn in this February after the former chief resigned amid a growing police brutality scandal. Police said that Boyd had threatened to kill officers at the scene and he had a long criminal record.

NOGALES, Mexico: Questions still unanswered about U.S. Border Patrol’s killing of 16-year-old | Courts & Crime NOGALES, Mexico — Sixteen-year-old Jose Antonio Elena got the kind of punishment that those who toss rocks at Border Patrol agents receive with startling frequency: He was shot with a .40-caliber round from an agent’s service weapon. The bullet hit Elena in the back of the head. He slumped mortally wounded to a sidewalk on the Mexican side, a few paces from the border fence. At least two agents, perched on the U.S. side about 20 feet above the street and shielded by the fence’s closely spaced iron bars, continued to fire, witnesses said. In all, 10 bullets struck Elena, spattering a wall behind him with blood. Yet Jose Antonio Elena may not have tossed any rocks at all. The Border Patrol has a video of the events that night, Oct. 10, 2012. Elena’s killing is one in a string of what critics say are unnecessary killings by Border Patrol agents along the U.S. border with Mexico. Border Patrol chief Michael J. A spokesman for the U.S. Among them was municipal K-9 officer John V.

Autopsy shows Texas cop fired fatal shot from close range into sarcastic student’s back By Travis GettysFriday, March 21, 2014 7:21 EDT A Texas college student likely died from a gunshot wound to his back after making a sarcastic remark to the campus police officer who killed him. Autopsy results show 23-year-old Cameron Redus was shot five times at close range by Cpl. KENS-TV reported that the autopsy performed the following day showed Redus, a student at the private Catholic university, was shot in the back, left eye, upper chest, left elbow, and right hip. While the locations of the five shots had been previously known, autopsy results released Thursday to the TV news station revealed new details. “We are stunned to learn that Cameron was shot in the back from very close range,” the student’s family said in a statement. The shooting gained national attention after witnesses reported that the officer never warned Redus before emptying his gun on the student after he made a derisive remark. “I heard (the student) say, ‘Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?’

Video: Camper turning from officers when shot Officers fire at a homeless man as he turns away from them during a standoff in the foothills Sunday. (Source: APD) Copyright © 2014 Albuquerque Journal James M. But before that, there appeared to be a chance he’d cooperate, according to video released by APD on Friday. A flash-bang device is thrown at Boyd’s feet, disorienting him. Officers fire bean-bag rounds at him as he’s on the ground, then let loose a police dog, which grabs his leg and shakes it. Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden speaks to reporters during a news conference on Friday. Holding knives Police Chief Gorden Eden released video of the incident during a Friday afternoon news conference. “Do I believe it was a justified shooting? “All of his charges have been violent,” Eden told reporters. At least one bullet struck Boyd, though Eden said it’s not clear whether that’s what killed him because medical investigators haven’t released a cause of death. Eden’s first incident

David Silva Cell Phone Video Released, But Questions Remain About Police Beating Cell phone video of an incident in which police beat a man who died a short while later has been released after being confiscated by law enforcement officers. However, questions remain about the possible existence of a second video. Individuals who were leaving Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif., late at night on May 7, say they witnessed a group of officers deliver a brutal beating to a man who lay on the ground, according to multiple reports. In a statement, the Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said its officers used a K-9 on 33-year-old David Silva and then hit him with batons when they found him resistant and uncooperative. In the statement, KCSO said that seven of its officers and two California Highway Patrolmen were involved in the incident. Two of the witnesses, Francisco Arrieta and Maria Melendez, say they had footage of the beating incident on their cell phones. "The blood was all over Mr. Silva is survived by four children who are between the ages of 2 and 10.

Helmet Cam Footage Shows Cops Murder a Man for “Illegally Camping” 38 year old James Boyd had been camping in a spot that the state deemed “illegal.” Trigger happy officers were dispatched to the scene and Boyd was murdered by them. Boyd was being cordial and surrendering and he started walking down the mountain. At this point the aggressive and violent escalation by police led to a flash bang grenade and then shots fired. Apparently cops wearing cameras does not deter them from murdering people. According to ABQ Journal, The illegal camper shot by Albuquerque police this week was turning away from officers when they fired at him, according to video released by Chief Gorden Eden on Friday. The shots come after a confrontation in which the man, identified as 38-year-old James Boyd, tells police he’s going to walk down the mountain with them. “Don’t change up the agreement,” Boyd says. He tells officers he’s not a murderer. Boyd picks up his belongings and appears ready to walk down toward officers. That’s when shots ring out, and Boyd hits the ground.

NYPD Cop Attacks Man for Video Recording Him, Deleting his Footage, but Man Recovers Footage (Updated) A New York City cop beat up and arrested a man for video recording him inside a subway station from 30 feet away Saturday night, walking up to him and getting in his face all while claiming the man was invading his personal space. Officer Rojas, shield number 23404, then deleted the video, never mentioning the camera once in his arrest report, claiming the man had physically interfered with another arrest he was making. But after spending 24 hours in jail, Shawn Randall Thomas managed to recover the deleted footage, proving that Rojas is not only a liar, but a bullying thug as well. Thomas also obtained footage from another man who had recorded Rojas with his knees on Thomas’ back as he lay face down on the sidewalk just outside the sub station, seconds after Rojas had bashed his face into the pavement, busting his lip. The injury was so bad that they had to transport him to the hospital twice during his 24-hour incarceration where doctors described him as a victim of assault. Like this:

Cop Slams 70 Year Old, Handcuffed Woman, Face First to the Cement. Harasses the Man Filming It A Youtube video has surfaced from a DUI arrest on a 70 year old women that turns bad when Kevin Jones (badge #149) of the Glynn County police is trying to cuff the woman. She was taken down, and did not have her arms to break the force that Jones decided to use on her. The sound is unsettling to say the least. The simple act of filming this atrocity has led to the story being covered by the local news. One week after the incident, The Florida Times Union covered the story. Chief Matt Doering said he had taken officer Kevin Jones off patrol until the investigation is complete. Kathleen Mary Allegrone, 70, whose Dec. 5 arrest is under review by the Glynn County Police Department, is shown in her booking photo from the Glynn County jail. This is a disgusting display of excessive force by police. Comments comments

Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights The Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBR or LEOBoR) is intended to protect American law enforcement personnel from unreasonable investigation and persecution caused by extraordinary circumstances in the official performance of their duties, and provides them with special privileges not enjoyed by other Americans accused of crimes. It was first set forth in 1974, following Supreme Court rulings in the cases of Garrity v. New Jersey (1967) and Gardner v. Broderick (1968). Most states have different versions of the Bill written into their statutes.[1][2] Details[edit] The LEOBR is detailed by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police as follows:[3] References[edit]

Kent State shootings Memorial to Jeffrey Miller, taken from approximately the same perspective as John Filo's famous 1970 photograph as it appears today. The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)[2][3][4] occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.[5][6] Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30. Historical background[edit] Timeline[edit] Map of the shootings Thursday, April 30[edit] President Nixon announced to the nation that the "Cambodian Incursion" had been launched by United States combat forces. Friday, May 1[edit] Saturday, May 2[edit] Sunday, May 3[edit]