Clovis, New Mexico police officer Brent Aguilar will not faces charges despite breaking a man's cheekbone while executing a violent and controversial takedown for "concealing one's ID" and allegedly "resisting arrest."
The victim, Jorge Corona, 26, was a passenger in a traffic stop, he drew the cop's ire after asking why the driver was pulled over, then refusing to ID after the cop turned his attention on him.
Video of the incident, which occurred earlier this August, showed Corona, who was in handcuffs, did not appear to show any resistance prior to the officer's violent takedown.
Police officers were near the students because they were trying to move them back from the railing. Cameron Rader, the boy who was assaulted in the video says he was no where near the railing, and we can clearly see in the video that he was not near the railing before the... (more)
According to Kenny Klein, spokesperson for the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, the trouble began when two female students got into a physical altercation which subsequently led to two boys fighting.
The fight apparently got messy as students began throwing food.
Jerry Lee Brock, 55, had been in prison since his conviction for first-degree molestation in 1995. In 2012, the alleged victim, Regina Rush, came forward to say she made the whole thing up, partly as a way to get more attention from her mother.
Last week, Thurston County Superior Court J... (more)
Note the state still insists he be denied his right to own a gun and travel freely for three months while they sit around and do absolutely nothing to fully exonerate the man they wrongly imprisoned. Keep in mind this is not solely the fault of the faux victim, but the justice system which sentenced the innocent man to prison without hard evidence. The old adage of "better 100 innocent men go free than one guilty be imprisoned" was upended years ago to "better 100 innocent men be imprisoned than one guilty man go free." - Chris, InfoLib
One tactic we occasionally see is when a cop stands directly in your personal space, close enough where he can kiss you, claiming he has the right to stand where he pleases -- when you know if you would do the same to him, he would fear for his life and kill you.
What they’re really doing is hoping the citizen pushes the cop off or punches him in the face, which you will see is v... (more)
When the Rustlers Wear Badges
posted 11/20/2014, 9:19 AM (William Norman Grigg) [Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sweeney Gillette, a very successful cattle trader from Ontario, Oregon, had barely finished a pleasant chat with his ex-wife when his phone rang. In an agitated voice, Gillette's attorney reported that he had just been contacted by a Malheur County deputy District Attorney who accused the rancher of “unlawfully interfering with a witness” – namely, his ex-wife.
Since the attorney called literally seconds after Gillette had hung up, the call from the deputy DA must have come in the... (more)
A lawsuit has been filed over the botched raid, which took place in May 2012. An arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Ronald Brown, 54, after he had allegedly fired a gun into the ground during a disagreement on... (more)
The incident drew national attention and public criticism after weapon-carrying officers checked darkened, locked-down classrooms, frightening students and parents who hadn't been told it was only a drill.... (more)
According to court documents recently obtained by NBC, Padavick took a cab home one night several months ago and was unable to pay him with a credit card, so she had to go to her apartment to get him his money.
The raid took place on the evening of November 15th, 2014. Around 8:30 p.m., the Albany Police Department, along with multiple other agencies, entered the home of 90-year-old Mary Helen Morgan to search for evidence of gambling.
Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy pulled a woman over for a minor traffic violation, yanking her out of her car and throwing her into the back of a patrol car after she attempted to video record a deputy attempting to search her car without consent.
The incident, which took place in Temple City on November 6, left Veronica Tomas-Castro traumatized where she tries to avoid the Los Ange... (more)
This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories
posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] A Baltimore cop who insisted on arresting the wrong guy is in trouble, a suburban Chicago cop who tried to be a little too helpful to some women has lost his job, and a Tennessee cop facing federal drug-related money laundering charges retires with his benefits. Let's get to it:
Nixon's announcement, which came ahead of the grand jury's decision in the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, is "both premature ... (more)
Tuesday November 18th, 2014
Are 'We the People' Useful Idiots in the Digital Age?
posted 11/18/2014, 5:58 AM (The Rutherford Institute) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] Back in the heyday of the old Soviet Union, a phrase evolved to describe gullible western intellectuals who came to visit Russia and failed to notice the human and other costs of building a communist utopia. The phrase was “useful idiots” and it applied to a good many people who should have known better. I now propose a new, analogous term more appropriate for the age in which we live: useful hypocrites. That’s you and me, folks, and it’s how the masters of the digital universe see us. And th... (more)
New Jersey campus police struggled to arrest a 27-year-old college student for more than seven minutes, pepper spraying him in the process, in a video going viral, never once providing probable cause, despite being asked several times.
The video begins with Brookdale Community College police trying to arrest Jeffrey Michel on a bridge while another man stands nearby openly record... (more)
Nevada: Federal Judge Finds Cop Caused Traffic Infraction
posted 11/18/2014, 5:57 AM (TheNewspaper) [Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal judge earlier this month found that a motorist should not have been held to blame because a police officer's aggressive driving forced him to move out of the way. US District Court Judge Larry R. Hicks viewed the dashcam video of Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Lee traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Reno on July 11, 2011 and did not like what he saw.
Trooper Lee was close by in the lane to the left of Albert Thomas Wendfeldt, who veered away from the patrol car and to... (more)
Taunton, MA– Detective Robert Kramer of the Taunton Police Department is under investigation regarding his fifth accusation of brutality after an incident in June where he viciously assaulted a man during booking, and this time it was caught on film.
The officer, who was described in an email from Police Chief Edward James Walsh to Target 12 as “a decorated and pro-active p... (more)
This is the plight of Carole Hinders, who has been running a Mexican restaurant for the last four decades. Accepting cash only from customers at the restaurant, she makes frequent cash deposits to her checking account.
As part of the federal government’s dragnet survei... (more)
In a comedy of errors, a day that was meant to be filled with activities pertaining to learning the most effective ways to crack down on protesters was instead mired with ineptitude from beginning till end.... (more)
Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.... (more)
Chief Jon Belmar of St Louis County made the claims as the region braced for the possibility of further unrest following the imminent decision of a grand jury on whether a white police officer should face criminal charges... (more)
When Louisiana police officer Chester Lee Williams was confronted by two colorful Louisianian's for allowing his passenger to litter on the highway, the officer responded by immediately apologizing and writing himself and his passenger up for littering.
He responded the only way he knows how: with threats and intimidation.
The disturbing event happened early in the school day at Jewett Middle Academy on Thursday, November 13th, 2014. Without explanation, the principal announced at 9:00 a.m. that the school was being put into lockdown.<... (more)
The city’s proposed budget and financial plan for fiscal 2015 includes about $2.7 million for the District police department’s “special purpose fund” through 2018. The fund covers payments for informants and rewards.... (more)
IMSI catchers, portable devices commonly referred to as Stingrays, trick 2G cell phones into sharing their information by mimicking a cell tower. Limited by their ability to only intercept older model phones, law enforcement groups are petitioning the federal government for half a million dollars in grant money in order to purchase ... (more)
Arnold Abbott, 90, was cited by Fort Lauderdale Police as he was surrounded by supporters who showed their support for the founder of the homeless feeding group, Love Thy Neighbor. Abbott started the group in memory of his late wife.
Police moved the crowd aside, walked over to Abbot and is... (more)
Patrol officers Brian Larimore, Deborak Weir, and Todd VanHovein, were tired of being forced to collect a minimum amount of revenue each month or face disciplinary consequences. They claim the department is abusing its power and have filed a 27-page lawsuit detailing these ... (more)
The FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which collects data voluntarily submitted by police departments, looked only at killings which police considered "justifiable homicide," defined by the bureau as "the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty."
Grady Keith Concord, 42, of Lynn, has agreed to plead guilty to one count each of extortion under color of official right, manufacturing methamphetamine, and manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine on premises where children are present or reside.... (more)
Bryan L. Stuck, 29, of Bronson, was charged Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, with one count each of operating a motor vehicle with a high blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent or higher and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said Monday.
The deadly raid occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 26th, 2014. After witnessing “cars full of juveniles” and “hear[ing] loud music and people screaming,” Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Brockman radioed for “several patrol cars for assistance, as it seem[ed] like a large party with undera... (more)
In April, Albuquerque Police Officer Pablo Padilla pulled over a car operated by University of New Mexico student Jeremy Martin for driving while intoxicated. Martin, 25, pleaded with Padilla to let him go, disobeying the police ... (more)
The police were conducting a manhunt on Halloween morning for John Kendall, 59, after Kendall shot his neighbor, Abigail Mounce. Kendall had been to court that morning with his neighbor for a civil dispute prior to shooting her.
Los Angeles, CA — Police accountability specialists Daniel Saulmon, AKA Tom Zebra, along with Ricky Munday, were responding to complaints of people being harassed by police in South Central Los Angeles when they ran into Officer Wank.
As Munday and Saulmon were biking down the road, they had to swerve into traffic to miss a patrol car that... (more)