Tuesday, September 13, 2016

COP CRIMES IN AMERICA: Murrieta, California police caught on video savagely beating unarmed man


"The confrontation in North Carolina’s largest

city is another expression of the seething 

social tensions in America, driven by an 

economic crisis that has produced record 

levels of long-term unemployment, poverty 

and social need, while real wages remain 

below the level of a decade ago, before the 

2008 Wall Street crash."

Death toll mounts in US police killings

Death toll mounts in US police killings
By Patrick Martin 
3 October 2016
At least 19 people lost their lives in 
encounters with police in the United States 
last week. The victims, all men, ranged in age 
from 18 to 53. Seventeen were shot to death, 
one tased, and one both tased and beaten and 
strangled. In only two of the cases were the 
victims shot while engaged in violent attacks 
on others. All the others were shot while 
fleeing or allegedly resisting police, or while 
experiencing mental health or emotional 
In several instances the police killings sparked protests. In El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego, there were protests over the death September 27 of Alfred Olango, an immigrant from Uganda who was tased and shot to death while unarmed. Olango was having an emotional breakdown after learning of the death of a friend.
In Pasadena, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, more than 100 people gathered to protest the killing of Reginald Thomas, father of eight children, after police were called to address a domestic dispute early Friday. The 36-year-old black man, who was reportedly bipolar, was said to be waving a knife and a fire extinguisher when police arrived.
Despite the claims by Democratic Party politicians and middle-class groups like Black Lives Matter that police violence is exclusively a matter of race, with white cops killing African-Americans, the 19 victims last week included at least eight white men, a Hispanic man and an Asian man.
The race of the police killers was usually not reported, but the killings took place in many cities with racially diverse police forces, including Newark, New Jersey; Houston, Texas; and Los Angeles and San Diego, California.
The geographic distribution of the killings included inner cities, suburbs and rural areas, and all regions of the country, from the Northeast to the Pacific Coast. By states, the killings fell as follows: Arizona, Arkansas, California (3), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan (2), Minnesota, New Jersey (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas (2), and West Virginia.
The death toll on a single day, Friday, September 30, gives a glimpse of the savage character of social relations in the US and the unrestrained brutality of the police, who serve as the first line of defense for capitalist property and the authority of the capitalist state. There were no less than seven victims.
These included, in addition to Reginald Thomas in Pasadena:
* Clayton Eugene Baker, a 24-year-old white man, shot to 
death by a Trinity County sheriff’s deputy in Groveton, 

Texas, a small town north of Houston, after the policeman 

arrived in response to a reported domestic dispute.

* Douglas Marrickus Rainey, a 32-year-old black man, shot to
death by a SWAT team in rural Gowensville, South Carolina, 
hours after a reported armed robbery at a Dollar General 
which led to a general lockdown of the region.

* Richard Parent, a 37-year-old white man, shot by Michigan 
state police in Van Buren Township, in the western suburbs 

of Detroit, after a lengthy chase. Parent refused to pull over 

on a  traffic stop, allegedly claiming to be a “sovereign 


* Najier Salaam and George Richards-Meyers, both 18 years 
old, shot to death by six Newark, New Jersey police, who 
claimed to be confronting a three-man gang responsible for a 
series of carjackings. None of the officers was injured despite 
claims of a wild shootout.

* Jacquarius M. Robinson, a 20-year-old black man, killed 

by a police SWAT team in Columbus, Ohio, 10 hours after 

police responded to the scene of a shooting death on the city’s

east side. Robinson attempted to flee and police shot him 

dead. It was not known whether there was any evidence 

connecting him to the earlier killing.
Public attention has focused on the killings in southern California because these provoked angry protests, albeit on a limited scale and without further clashes with the police. Tensions rose again over the weekend after an 18-year-old black youth, Carnell Snell Jr., was shot to death by police about 1 p.m. Saturday in south Los Angeles, after police stopped a car on suspicion that it was stolen.
Two people fled from the car and police shot and killed one of them, later identified as Snell. Police claimed to have found a handgun at the scene, but there was no indication that the youth had the gun in his possession or had fired it. Police frequently place “throw-down” guns at the site of such shootings to provide retroactive justification.
There were protests from family members and other local residents, including one young woman who told the Los Angeles Times, “A police officer should not be the judge, the jury and the executioner.” Snell’s mother, Monique Morgan, said she had been told her son was shot five times in the back. Witnesses told the local CBS television station KCAL that Snell had his hands up and was telling police not to shoot him when they opened fire.
According to the grim tally kept by the web site killedbypolice.net, the week’s death toll, including the police shooting Sunday morning of an as yet unidentified man in Markham, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, brought the year’s total to 868 people. A separate tally, maintained by the Washington Post, found that whites comprised 46 percent of the victims of police killings this year, blacks 24 percent, and Hispanics 16 percent, with other races and undetermined accounting for the remaining 14 percent.
Blacks are killed by police at a much higher rate than their proportion in the population, an indication that racism plays a significant role, but the number of white victims demonstrates that class, not race, is the more fundamental issue. Nearly all the victims of police killings are from the working class, and usually its poorest sections. Police killings do not take place in Beverly Hills, Grosse Pointe or the Upper East Side of Manhattan, but in lower income areas, whether urban, suburban or rural.
That does not stop Democratic Party politicians from seeking to cover up the class character of police violence with rhetoric about “systemic racism.” Hillary Clinton did so during her debate with Republican Donald Trump last Monday and again during a visit Sunday morning to an African Methodist Episcopal church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where 36-year-old Keith Scott was gunned down by police September 20.
Scott; the policeman who killed him, Brentley Vinson; and the Charlotte police chief in charge of whitewashing his death, Kerr Putney; are all African-American. That fact alone demonstrates that the struggle against police violence requires uniting workers of all races in the building of a political movement directed against the capitalist class and the police and politicians who serve it.

Sacramento grappling with video that appears to show police trying to run over mentally ill man they later fatally shot
Description: Sacramento PD dash cam video
Sacramento police dash-cam video. (Sacramento Police Department)
By Paige St John, Richard Winton and Tony Barboza

A graphic police video that appears to show two Sacramento police officers trying to run over a mentally ill homeless man with their cruiser has sparked tough questions from both city leaders and some law enforcement use-of-force experts who say it might be hard to justify the behavior.
Patrol car recordings related to the July 11 fatal shooting of Joseph Mann were released by police Sept. 20. But it wasn’t until last week that enhanced audio from one dash camera inside a police cruiser revealed one officer using an expletive and saying,  “I’m going to hit him.” The other officer can be heard saying, “Go for it" as the patrol car turns sharply toward Mann.
Mann died less than a minute later after officers chased him a short distance on foot and opened fire, striking him 14 times. Police were pursuing Mann after receiving reports of a man wielding a knife in the neighborhood. 
Two experts in police tactics said the video and audio recording raised several troubling questions about the officers’ actions. They note that for most of the pursuit, officers were safe inside their cars and no members of the public appeared near Mann.
Ed Obayashi, a Plumas County sheriff’s deputy and legal advisor on police use of force, called what he saw on the videos "Lone Ranger-ish." He was most concerned by the officer stating his intention to harm Mann half a block away from the suspect, even before seeing what Mann was doing.
Footage obtained by the Sacramento Bee from a private citizen shows officers firing at a mentally ill black suspect.
"I have a real issue with officers declaring their intent in the heat of the moment,” he said.
"The issue [is] ... the use of lethal force with the radio car as a weapon. That is tough to defend,” said Charles "Sid" Heal, a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's commander.
“It is impossible to be definitive because the situational awareness is developed beyond what the video depicts, but without substantial provocation and urgency, deciding to employ lethal force before confronting the suspect is going to be difficult to defend,” Heal said.
Former Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Greg Meyer, a prominent use-of-force expert, cautioned that the officers' comments are open to interpretation. The remark "I'm going to hit him" does not necessarily mean "run him over,” Meyer said Sunday.
The revelations contained in the recordings have shaken Sacramento officials, who are unsure of exactly what problem they are dealing with, and how deep it runs.
“I need to understand, from the police chief himself, is this customary? And then what happens? I’m looking for answers and a path forward,” said Alan Warren, a City Council member who is pressing Sacramento police officials to disclose more about their investigation into the shooting.
A year ago, Sacramento was celebrating its distinction as the most integrated major city in the United States. The Mann shooting and an earlier case have prompted Sacramento to examine the issue of how law enforcement treats blacks, part of a national debate.
The April 2016 police shooting of a homeless man, Dazion Flenaugh, had drawn little attention. Similarly, the shooting of Mann was treated as a local crime story. Television coverage focused on the officer who injured himself while attempting to catch the 50-year-old suspect, who police said had charged them.
 In August, cellphone and security camera videos obtained by private investigators revealed it was Mann who had been charged, by two police officers shooting at him. Last week, the Sacramento Bee reported the officers’ dialogue, pulled from enhanced audio from their dash cam. 
Mann had attended college and worked for 17 years at a grocery store and then as an administrative clerk for the state corrections department. He slid into mental illness after his mother’s death three years ago.
He had no home of his own but slept in the homes of his family members in Sacramento. “He was not the most attractive victim, unemployed, African American,” said Mark T. Harris, a Sacramento lawyer who has taken on the community action side of the case alongside Oakland lawyer John Burris, who has filed a federal lawsuit against Sacramento on behalf of Mann's elderly father and three siblings.
“The dash-cam video and audio is the most disturbing view into the mind-set of local law enforcement of anything I’ve personally been involved with in the 35 years I’ve been practicing law,” Harris said Sunday.
Both in community forums and in the lawsuit, the lawyers challenge why police did not follow now-standard police procedures to de-escalate confrontations with mentally ill subjects, but instead did “the absolute opposite.”
After residents called to report a strange man in their neighborhood wielding a knife and/or gun, a patrol car tailed Mann for several minutes at a slow pace as an officer repeatedly ordered the oddly gesturing man to “drop the knife.” A second car arrived and attempted to intercept Mann. But he jogged around it, and at one point threw an object — identified by Harris as a plastic water bottle — at a patrol car.
It was inside a third cruiser, just arriving on the scene, that an officer declared, “I’m going to hit him,” as Mann began to cross in front. The other officer urged, “OK. Go for it. Go for it.”
But it is unclear if the reference was to hitting Mann with the car, or in a body tackle. Video from another police car shows the officer had his door open on the side closest to Mann as the subject scrambled away.
The same officer shouted, “Watch it! Watch it! Watch it!” seconds later when the pursuit car again almost clipped Mann.  They pulled to the curb and chased Mann on foot, trapping him against a high fence. A voice off camera shouts “Come on — !” just before gunfire erupts. Mann instantly drops to the ground. Sixteen shots were fired. Fourteen hit Mann.
Officers later found a knife with a 4-inch blade, according to police.
There is no public video of the death of Flenaugh, shot by Sacramento police in April. The 40-year-old was wandering a neighborhood, peering into windows and doors, when he was picked up by officers and detained in their car. After Flenaugh panicked, he was released and ran, taking a kitchen knife from a home. In a pursuit by police, he was shot six times.
Six months later, the Police Department has not released its report of the killing or Flenaugh’s autopsy.
"It is not small-town Mayberry, but [Sacramento] has been the place where that kind of stuff doesn't happen," Harris said. 
Sacramento neighborhoods are so diverse that Priceconomics, an online data journal, published a report identifying the city of 479,000 as the nation's most integrated.
However, Harris and others said there long have been problems with how the Sacramento Police Department treats minorities, especially in largely minority neighborhoods such as Del Paso Heights, where Mann was killed.
“They have to regain our trust. They have to do it as if they want to, in their hearts, and not come into our community as though they’re at war with us,” Tanya Faison, with the Sacramento chapter of Black Lives Matter, told members of a police advisory commission in August.
Amid the call for independent scrutiny, Sacramento's Office of Public Safety Accountability will release its own review of the shooting in two weeks, director Francine Tournour said Sunday.
Both of the officers involved in Mann’s shooting had been with the department more than two decades.
Burris has challenged whether one, John Tennis, was fit to carry a firearm. County court files show Tennis’ wife had received a restraining order against him after she claimed he abused her and their children.
The other officer, Randy Lozoya, received a commendation in 2010 for saving the life of a man who had shot himself in an attempted suicide. Lozoya held up the bleeding man so that he could breathe until ambulances arrived. 





"More than 728,000 illegal immigrants have been shielded from being deported and 


granted work permits through President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty 


program, according to the Migration Policy Institute."

 The police murder in Charlotte, North Carolina
The police murder in Charlotte, North Carolina
22 September 2016
Hundreds of people took to the streets Tuesday night and again on Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest the latest horrific police killing in that city, and the 839th death at the hands of US policemen this year.
Large numbers of police were bused in Tuesday to seal off the neighborhood near the University of North Carolina-Charlotte after groups of protesters began to break windows of police cars, blocked traffic on Interstate 85 and broke into a Wal-Mart store. Police officers decked out in riot gear again confronted angry protesters Wednesday, firing tear gas. At least one person was shot on Wednesday night, with officials claiming he was not shot by police.
The confrontation in North Carolina’s largest 

city is another expression of the seething 

social tensions in America, driven by an 

economic crisis that has produced record 

levels of long-term unemployment, poverty 

and social need, while real wages remain 

below the level of a decade ago, before the 

2008 Wall Street crash.
The spark in Charlotte was the shooting death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, gunned down in broad daylight. Police arrived at the parking lot where Scott, a father of seven, was waiting to pick up his son at a school bus stop, looking for another man who had an outstanding warrant.
Witnesses say that Scott was holding a book when he got out of his car and was shot four times by the police. Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney claimed that Scott was armed with a handgun and refused repeated police orders to hand over the weapon. The police have so far refused to release body camera videos of the shooting, and no cellphone video has yet emerged to show what really happened.
From a legal standpoint, however, even the police version of events does not justify the use of deadly force. It is legal in North Carolina to carry a weapon openly, and if Scott had a gun, as police claim, they had no right to demand it without probable cause of a crime being committed.
The killing of Scott is only the latest in an unending stream 

of horrors. Indeed, the shooting in Charlotte is the third 

highly publicized police killing in the past week alone. First 

came the killing of 13-year-old Tyre King in Columbus, Ohio 

on September 13, followed by the killing of 45-year-old 

Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 16, and 

then Scott on September 20.
The fact that all three victims were African-American has been used to reinforce a racialized narrative of police violence as predominately one of white cops killing black men and boys out of ingrained white racism.
Whatever role racism may play in particular police killings, it is not the fundamental issue. Here, the circumstances behind the killing of Scott are revealing. The police shooter, Brentley Vinson, is African-American, as is the police chief, Kerr Putney. The mayor of Charlotte is a woman, Democrat Jennifer Roberts. The police officer in Tulsa, moreover, was a woman.
Of the 25 people shot to death by the 

police in the past week, beginning with 

Tyre King, at least half were white, 

according to the grisly tally kept by 

killedbypolice.net. Of the 702 people 

shot to death by police this year, 

according to a database maintained by 

the Washington Post, 163 were black 

men, about 23 percent of the total. 

Whites made up roughly half the 

victims, while Hispanics, Native 

Americans, Asians, black women and 

people of mixed race made up the 

What nearly all the victims of police violence have in common is that they are part of the working class, and usually its poorest layers. Their deaths are a consequence of the basic social function of the police, as the armed bodies of men who defend the wealth and privileges of the financial aristocracy against the lower orders.
The Charlotte killing and disturbances have been followed 

with the usual political homilies from government officials 

and presidential candidates.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted that “the situations in Tulsa and Charlotte are tragic,” but he has consistently sided with the police in such situations while denouncing protests against police violence as tantamount to terrorism. He demanded an “immediate end” to the mass unrest in Charlotte.
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, issued a statement Tuesday calling the fatal shooting of Terrence Crutcher “unbearable” and “intolerable.” She added a tweet on Wednesday morning, “Keith Lamont Scott. Terence Crutcher. Too many others. This has got to end. -H.” Such professions of concern coming from an arch-warmonger and candidate of Wall Street are about as unconvincing and insincere as every other comment that comes out of Clinton’s mouth.
As for the Obama administration, in its final months it appears to have given up any effort to vary its responses to tragedies and horrors. Attorney General Loretta Lynch—who is African-American, like both the shooter and the victim in Charlotte—warned against protest that “turns violent” and repeated the standard mantra of the Obama administration, that the events in Charlotte “have once again highlighted—in the most vivid and painful terms—the real divisions that still persist in this nation between law enforcement and communities of color.”
Such statements are an insult to the intelligence, given that both the policeman and the man he shot were of the same “communities of color.”
The truth is that the shooting showed the river of blood that exists in American society, separating the ruling class from the vast majority of working people. That river runs right through so-called “communities of color,” separating the tiny privileged layer at the top, like President Obama and Attorney-General Lynch, from working-class men like Keith Scott and Terrence Crutcher.
Patrick Martin

The reality of Chicago’s murder rate

Political correctness is lethal, and the killing fields of Chicago provide ample evidence to those willing to look at it with clear eyes.
The Associated Press manages to provide some surprisingly frank details on the real nature of the outbreak of murder in Chicago, a phenomenon that has become a worldwide emblem of the violence depravity of American society, in the eyes of America-haters.  In a piece titled “Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month,” Don Babwin lays out clearly specific subculture that is responsible for the murders:
To those outside Chicago, the rising murder toll might suggest a city wracked by widespread violence, but August portrays a much narrower picture of constant tit-for-tat attacks among gang members, with bystanders sometimes caught in the crossfire.
Babwin lets the subculture reveal itself through interviews.
Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.
His mother tried to stop him. She yanked him out of houses where he didn't belong. She cooked up a story about Malik punching her so the police would lock him up to keep him safe for a while.
Then on Aug. 21, Monique Causey woke to discover that her son had sneaked out of the house. Before she could find him, someone ended his life with a bullet to the back of his head a few blocks away.
"I went to him and cried and told him he wouldn't make it," Causey said. "But this fighting, jumping on people ... this is all fun for them. This is what they like to do, you know, so how can you stop them?"
Monique Causey and a picture of Malik.
This is utterly horrifying and heartbreaking.  A mother is powerless to save her son from the allure of a street culture that proved irresistible.  The drug trade offers quick money, and the macho aggressiveness necessary to defend drug-dealing turf leads to the tit-for-tat of murder.
"People are arguing on Facebook over the color of some girl's hair, real simple things ... and they carry guns and when they finally catch each other, that's how it be," said Derrick House, 51, a former gang member and ex-convict who now works trying to prevent violence. "When they see the person they looking for, they don't care who else is out there, old people and kids, they just start shooting."
This subculture’s membership is well known to police:
… more than 70 percent of those shot to death appeared on the Chicago police's "Strategic Subject List," which includes 1,400 people considered likely targets of violence based on gang involvement or criminal record.
The real question then becomes how to destroy this subculture.  The Constitution rules out simple but drastic measures, and left-wing legal groups are anxious to push theories like disparate impact to prevent reasonable approaches surviving litigation.  Cops can convict some of the murderers, but incarceration is hardly a scary deterrent when murder is so common a fate.
The real leverage point for change would be the broader culture.  These kids have their minds filled with glamorous imagery and music glorifying gangsta life.  But getting the producers of this material to stop is fruitless.  Instead, we need to start mocking the gangsters as dummies, too stupid to realize they are throwing everything away.  Stop treating them as victims, and let the rest of humanity scorn their subculture as uncool.  Of course, it is taboo for whites to scorn anything associated with any blacks.  But is this taboo worth preserving when it is killing thousands of young African-American males?
The one thing adolescents can’t stand is shaming as uncool.  It is time to let the natural human revulsion at this barbarity be expressed instead of repressed by political correctness.
Or you can just call me a racist and move along.


“Clinton has also stepped up her efforts to woo billionaires who have traditionally supported Republican campaigns on the grounds that she will be a more effective “commander in chief” and defender of the interests of Wall Street.”

 “Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes.  This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen McQuillan THE AMERICAN THINKER.com

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Murrieta, California police caught on video savagely beating unarmed man

Notes on Police Violence

Murrieta, California police caught on video savagely beating unarmed man

By Kevin Martinez 
13 September 2016
Video caught on cell phone was released last week shows several Murrieta police officers severely beating an unarmed man outside of a CVS pharmacy.
The incident allegedly began when a police officer was flagged down by a pedestrian who noticed the victim, 22-year-old Alejandro Rojo, “acting strangely” outside the drug store last Tuesday.
According to police, Rojo was tearing open medical supplies in the store and began ingesting them. His family has said he gone to the store to buy medicine for an earache. Police say Rojo became unresponsive and started to fight with the officer, at one point allegedly trying to grab his weapon.
The Murrieta Police Department (MPD) released security footage from the store but only after the video of Rojo’s beating outside the CVS was made public. The security footage shows Rojo struggling with the police officer but it does not show Rojo trying to grab his gun.
What is unambiguous is what happened to Rojo after he got free from the officer and ran out of the store. Thanks to a bystander recording on their cellphone, which can be seen here, Rojo’s sadistic treatment at the hands of the MPD is now available for everyone to see.
In the video, three officers pin Rojo to the ground, yell “stop resisting” and proceed to punch and kick him repeatedly. One officer can be seen using a taser on Rojo as the other two beat him with batons. The allegation that Rojo, even if he was intoxicated, could not be restrained by three heavily armed men simply does not hold water.
When another police cruiser rolls up on the scene, rather than restrain the officers giving the beating, at least three more officers join in on the melee and deliver more blows to Rojo, who can be heard screaming in pain before going totally limp.
Rojo had to be transported to the hospital after posting $20,000 bail. His mother, Minu Rojo, told ABC7 news, “All his body, all his muscles, are all mashed up really bad, really bad. His face, his back, his elbows, his arms, everything is mashed up.”
While Rojo’s family says he is expected to recover physically from his wounds, he faces serious charges, including attempting to disarm a police officer, resisting an officer causing injury, trespassing and battery on emergency personnel.
The family attorney, Brett Parkinson, also told ABC7, “Are we looking at a lawsuit? Absolutely,” adding, “We’re concerned by what is seen in the videos and we’re doing everything we can to make sure Alex’s rights are protected.”
After meeting with local representatives of the NAACP, Murrieta Police Chief Sean Hadden promised a thorough investigation and said the officers’ actions will be judged “in a fair manner.” After the police conduct an internal investigation (i.e., coverup) they will submit the case to the District Attorney’s office, which will decide what if any charges are filed against the police.
All officers in the video remain on full duty, except the initial officer on the video, who will return to duty as soon as his broken hand heals.
Rojo’s father, Arturo Rojo, told KTLA news, “I want people to know he’s a good kid... They can say whatever they want but I know my kid.”

Washington State Attorney General will not file charges in 2015 police killing of immigrant worker

The District Attorney of Washington state announced last Thursday that no charges will be brought against the three Pasco police officers who shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes on February 10, 2015.
Zambrano-Montes was a 35-year-old Mexican immigrant with a history of mental health issues, living in Pasco, who was shot 17 times while he was unarmed and running away from the police. The video footage of the shooting showed three officers cornering and shooting Zambrano-Montes execution-style outside a grocery store.
The shooting caused mass protests in the city of 60,000 people, whose population is composed mostly of Latino and immigrant farm laborers. There have been at least four fatal police shootings in Pasco since 2014.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that his investigators found the shooting to be justifiable, saying in a press release “that the Pasco officers’ actions on February 10, 2015, did not exceed the legal standards for the justifiable use of deadly force.”
Ferguson’s review was the third and final say by a prosecuting attorney’s office on whether or not to press charges. Both the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington earlier declined to press charges after concluding their investigations.
Police officers Adrian Alaniz and Adam Wright, two of Zambrano-Montes’ killers, have since returned to work, while Officer Ryan Flanagan has left the department.
The surviving family of Zambrano-Montes has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the officers of using excessive force. The case is scheduled for trial in May.

Grand jury to decide if cover-up took place in fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Department

A special prosecutor, Patricia Brown Holmes, appointed to investigate the October 2014 police shooting of Laquan McDonald, announced this week that a special grand jury will be impaneled to determine whether the Chicago Police Department engaged in a cover-up.
Judge LeRoy Martin Jr., presiding judge of Cook County who appointed Holmes as special prosecutor, told news media that a grand jury would convene in two weeks to hear evidence. Holmes said the decision to use a grand jury is “fair and it’s impartial and it lends credibility to the process.” In reality, secretive grand juries are the preferred method by the authorities to sweep corruption and murder under the rug.
McDonald was an unarmed 17-year-old minor who was executed by Officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014. The police dashboard camera video was only released a year later when an independent journalist threatened to sue the city for obstructing access to public records.
Prior to the release of the video the city attempted to buy the McDonald family’s silence with $5 million, in a desperate effort in damage control.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, and other leading Democrats engaged in a deliberate cover-up of the murder and tried to appease widespread anger and mass protests with promises to make the CPD more “transparent” and accountable.
In a move to soften public mistrust, police Superintended Eddie Johnson sought to fire four police officers and a sergeant that he accused of lying about McDonald’s shooting last month.
The grand jury will be made up of 16 individuals who will meet at least once a month and have its deliberations kept secret. The state prosecutor will play a lead role in deciding whether criminal charges are filed or not. The process could last weeks to months, allowing the state maximum time and opportunity to defend its police officers.





What is left for Legals is only the tax bills for La Raza's looting!

The new reports show that in addition to “traditional” coping strategies of skipping meals and eating cheap food, these teens and pre-teens are increasingly forced into shoplifting, stealing,
 selling drugs, joining a gang, or selling their bodies for money in a struggle to eat properly.



Of the 25 people shot to death by the police in the past week, beginning with
Tyre King, at least half were white, according to the grisly tally kept by killed by police.net.

Of the 702 people shot to death by police this year, according to a database maintained by the Washington Post, 163 were black men, about 23 percent of the total. Whites made up roughly half the victims, while Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, black women and people of mixed race made up the balance.









What is left for Legals is only the tax bills for La Raza's looting!

The new reports show that in addition to “traditional” coping strategies of skipping meals and

eating cheap food, these teens and pre-teens are increasingly forced into shoplifting, stealing,

selling drugs, joining a gang, or selling their bodies for money in a struggle to eat properly.



Fighting back Wall Street’s Looting and Rule


OPEN BORDERS: The Democrat Party’s Weapon of Mass Destruction


"Los Angeles saw all crime rise in 2015: violent crime up 19.9 percent, homicides up 10.2 percent, shooting victims up 12.6 percent, rapes up 8.6 percent, robberies up 12.3 percent, and aggravated assault up 27.5 percent," Landry said.”









Suspected Illegal Alien Marijuana Farmers Held Workers Hostage: ICE

MEXIFORNIA.... welcomes Mexico's DRUG CARTELS... but first register to vote DEM!


Under Obama-Clintonomics, the rich became VERY rich and we got the tax bills for their bailouts and crimes!

Destroy America With Open Borders
As Breitbart Texas has been reporting, the area known as the Rio Grande Valley has been pushed to the forefront of the illegal immigration debate. Mexican cartel smugglers have taken full advantage of the system in order to maximize their profits from human smuggling as well as the smuggling of illegal aliens. In 2014, Mexico’s Gulf Cartel was able to make approximately $38 million in a matter of months off human smuggling alone.

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