Monday, July 31, 2017
DHS: OBAMA GAVE WORK PERMITS TO 2.3 MILLION MIGRANTS IN 2016.... AND HOW MANY MILLIONS WALKER OVER OUR BORDERS FOR JOBS AND WELFARE?
Posted by The Mexican Invasion & Occupation at 11:32 AM
COP MURDERS IN AMERICA: SOUTH HAVEN MISSISSIPPI POLICE SHOOT 'WRONG' MAN IN BACK OF HEAD EXECUTION STYLE.... How many people will be murdered by thug cops today?
South Haven, Mississippi police accused of executing auto mechanic in address mix-up
By Matthew MacEgan
31 July 2017
Last Sunday, Ismael Lopez, 41, an auto mechanic originally from Veracruz, Mexico, was shot and killed by police officers in Southaven, Mississippi, a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee in what officials have described as an apparent address mix-up. The attorney for Lopez’s family claims that he was shot in the back of the head execution style through the front door of their home.
A statement released by Lopez’s family last week said he was a loving husband and father, a hard worker, and a mentor in the community. “There is no reasonable explanation about why or how this happened to our Ismael, but we believe his memory demands answers, accountability and justice.”
Lopez had been a resident of the neighborhood for 13 years, and the only time the police had ever been to his home was when the family had been robbed. The officer who killed Lopez, unidentified as of this writing, has been placed on administrative leave.
On Friday, attorney Murray Wells, who is representing the wife and son of Lopez, contacted the Justice Department to demand a federal investigation of the incident, saying that they believe the man’s death was an execution and that the officers involved should face criminal charges.
According to District Attorney John Champion of northern Mississippi’s DeSoto County, two officers were present Sunday evening when Lopez was killed in his home. Champion stated last week that those officers fired their weapons after a dog “burst” out of the house as they searched for a suspect and claimed that Lopez had pointed a gun at them through an open door. Champion stated that the officers began shouting “put the gun down, put the gun down,” after which they fired multiple shots toward the door.
Wells, however, gives a different account. After hiring investigators and interviewing Lopez’s neighbors, he discovered that police did not have a warrant for Lopez and were at the wrong address. He also reports that Lopez was shot through a closed front door and that he did not have a gun in his hand when he was killed. Wells stated earlier last week that “this is incredibly tragic and embarrassing to this police department that they can’t read house numbers.”
An official autopsy report by the county coroner or a doctor has not been released and could take up to eight weeks to complete.
According to local media reports a sheriff from a neighboring county had requested that Southaven police look for a domestic violence suspect who was not Lopez. The Southaven Police Department claims that the officers were supposed to serve a warrant to Samuel Pearman, who lives across the street from Lopez.
Wells also disputed this claim, pointing out that Pearman had been identified and questioned by police as a possible witness to the shooting and was not detained as would be expected for someone with a warrant out for their arrest. “There was not an active warrant in effect on July 23. They were not, in fact, executing a warrant,” Wells noted. A warrant was not put out on Pearman until July 24, the day after Lopez was murdered by the police.
“I wound up talking to the police that night too. They wanted to know what I heard. They said they were responding to a shots fired call,” Pearman stated in a Facebook Live video recorded just before he was arrested earlier this week on domestic abuse charges.
“We haven’t talked to Mr. Pearman. We have been fortunate enough to let the press do some of that for us. So, we’ve been able to see his position. From what we understand, he’s terrified himself. He believes that he was the target of a coordinated effort to execute him,” Wells said at a public news conference in Memphis on Friday. “I don’t know the truth of that statement, but they sure came in guns a-blazing, I guess believing that Mr. Pearman was in there without an active warrant.”
Lopez’s wife, Claudia Linares, claims that Lopez never had a gun in his hands and that police started shooting despite the family’s door being closed. A family friend relayed, “She said when he got up, she heard footsteps all the way up to the door, she heard the doorknob turn, and then after the doorknob turned it was just gunshots from there.”
“We think it was an execution,” Wells explained. “Now, when you’re firing through a door, we think it complicates things. Physical evidence says their story isn’t true.”
Wells suggested that “[t]his man died while running away from people who were trespassing on his premises.”
The attorney also made a case that police and city officials are covering up facts about the shooting.
At this point in time, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is still performing their investigation and will turn their findings over to Champion, who will decide whether to pursue charges. Southaven police have referred questions to the bureau, which did not immediately return a call from the media seeking comment. The DeSoto County coroner had also failed to return similar calls.
In addition to criminal charges being brought against the officers involved, Wells also called for their resignation as well as that of the Southaven police chief. He told reporters that he was contacting the Justice Department asking them to bring in federal investigators.
Federal investigations into police killings are incredibly rare and regularly concluded without charges being brought or prosecutions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has promised to pull back even the pretense of federal oversight put in place by the Justice Department during the Obama administration.
Posted by The Mexican Invasion & Occupation at 9:49 AM
"A growing number of people in the US,
many of them working class and living
in small towns or rural areas, feel that
debt, deteriorating economic
conditions or outright poverty have
deprived them of a future worth living.
Scarpelli and Colant were erstwhile
successful professionals living in the
middle of New York City."
Manhattan couple commit suicide due to “financial spiral”
By Isaac Finn
31 July 2017
31 July 2017
On the morning of Friday, July 28, a middle-aged couple jumped to their death from a building in mid-town Manhattan. In their suicide notes the couple explained they “cannot live with” their “financial reality.”
According to media reports, Glenn Scarpelli, 53, and his wife, Patricia Colant, 50, were seen the night before their deaths removing their belongings from their home and putting them on the curb—a sign they may have been recently evicted. The following morning they leaped from the ninth floor of a Madison Avenue building, where Scarpelli worked as a chiropractor and Colant as his receptionist.
The couple had placed their respective suicide notes and IDs inside plastic bags in their pockets.
Scarpelli’s note, which was headed, “We had a wonderful life,” explained, “Patricia and I had everything in life,” before referring to the couple’s “financial spiral.”
Colant’s letter also provided contact information for family and friends, and instructions on how to notify their two children about their deaths.
Friends and relatives of Scarpelli and Colant have expressed shock to the media over the couple’s death, and it has been widely reported that the family was well known and liked at restaurants and bars in New York’s financial district—where they lived.
Scarpelli was also known for generosity with his time. Following the events of September 11, 2001, he volunteered countless hours as a chiropractor at ground zero. Adam Lamb, a fellow volunteer, told the New York Post, “We helped adjust for stressed and freaked out firefighters, policemen anyone who needed help.”
Amy Lambert, who rented a room at Scarpelli’s Madison Wellness Center, described him as someone who “just wanted to help people.” She also noted that he “never turned anyone away if they couldn’t afford his services.”
Scarpelli’s father, Joseph C. Scarpelli, was mayor of Brick Township, New Jersey, until he was named in a federal government corruption probe. The elder Scarpelli was eventually sentenced to 18 months in jail.
New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told the media that the source of the couple’s money problems was unclear. However, part of the difficulties seem to stem from Scarpelli’s student loans. In 2013 a federal judge ordered him to pay almost $62,000 as part of a lawsuit by the government over his failure to repay loans he took out in 2000 as a student at Logan College of Chiropractic (now Logan University) in Chesterfield, Missouri in suburban St. Louis.
Scarpelli and Colant also sent both their children to the prestigious Loyola High School, which costs roughly $38,000 a year. Their daughter Isabella, 20, is currently a student at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and their son, Joseph, 19, attends the University of Miami.
The family also had a lien against them from September showing they owed $23,304 in federal back taxes, and a separate lien in April 2015 revealed they were $232,295 in arrears.
Numerous friends of the couple have told the media they were entirely unaware of the financial problems, and some have speculated that other factors may have contributed to Scarpelli and Colant’s decision to end their lives. Further details may well emerge over the course of the next few days.
According to a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2015, a close relation exists between the rise in suicide rates among 40 to 64-year-olds and economic instability or decline. The report notes that “external economic factors” were tied to 37.5 percent of all suicides in 2010 compared to 32.9 percent in 2005. From 2000 to 2014, the Journal pointed out, there was an increase in suicide rates by 43 percent for men and 63 percent for women between the ages of 45 to 64.
A growing number of people in the US, many of them working class and living in small towns or rural areas, feel that debt, deteriorating economic conditions or outright poverty have deprived them of a future worth living. Scarpelli and Colant were erstwhile successful professionals living in the middle of New York City.
Posted by The Mexican Invasion & Occupation at 9:46 AM