Pick Your Poison => Transportation => Topic started by: BuddhaForce on May 20, 2015, 05:56:24 PM

Title: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on May 20, 2015, 05:56:24 PM
Cops Behaving Badly

This will be a thread for, what seems to be, the ever increasing amount of encounters with police, that end badly. In case you haven't dealt with the "authorities" for a while, or you haven't watched the news recently, deal with the police AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please keep this thread to only news stories, responses, reactions, videos, etc.


For a running tally, see
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on May 20, 2015, 05:59:47 PM
Video footage finally released from this mans death in prison for voluntary DWI treatment. Despite deteriorating medical condition, no medical assistance was rendered or requested by authorities. Pretty damn sad. Stay out of prison.

His death was determined to be from NATURAL CAUSES (, by the state medical examiner.



EL PASO, Texas - An active-duty Fort Bliss soldier self-reported for a two day DWI sentence at the El Paso County Jail in 2012 but died before he saw the light of day or his family again.

In July 2012, KFOX14 anchor Erika Castillo reported on the story of the mysterious circumstances surrounded the death of Sgt. James Brown while he was in jail.

KFOX14 fought all the way to the Texas attorney general to obtain the video to learn what happened to Brown before dying.

The graphic video obtained shows the moments before the death of Brown.

Warning: The footage obtained by KFOX14 contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Brown served two tours of combat duty in Iraq. The decorated 26-year-old was on active duty at Fort bliss in July 2012, when he left his family for the weekend to self-report for a two day DWI sentence at the El Paso County Jail. When he checked in, jail records show that Brown reported in writing to the jail that he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.

Brown's mother said when her son checked into the jail, he contacted her.

"He said they're trying to make me stay seven days instead of two days, so i just want to pay the court fine and get out of here," said Dinette Robinson-Scott.

Brown asked his mom to send the money to pay the fine in lieu of the jail time, which she did by the following morning. But by that time, something had gone terribly wrong.

The video shows at some point, Brown appeared to have an episode in his cell that caused him to bleed. It's not clear from where. When he refused to answer or speak to the jail guard, a team of guards in riot gear were brought in to storm his cell.

From beginning to the end of the recording, Brown stated he could not breathe.

By the end of the clip, Brown?s physical condition appears to deteriorate, showing shallow breathing and no longer blinking or being responsive. Brown appears to no longer be capable of pleading for anything. Attorneys say at no time was an ambulance or 911 called for help.
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on May 20, 2015, 10:46:57 PM
No details on what is going on with this one yet, will post 'em when they get released. Try not to get arrested.

Phillip White had a K9 officer sicced on him while he was in police custody. A witness said ( that the dog had chewed on his face and arm while he was handcuffed and unconscious. He died shortly after the arrest when he reached the hospital. The attorney for the two cops involved in his death believes that White was on large amounts of PCP, cocaine, and "another substance." (  Nothing has been released so far. The video is pretty grisly (fair warning).

Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on May 21, 2015, 10:28:24 PM
SWAT tosses a flashbang into baby's crib during raid

Ah yes the cautionary tale of 'Baby Bou Bou'. In May of 2014, A heavily armed SWAT team served a drug related warrant at a home in Savannah, GA. The Phonesavanh family, whose house recently had burned down, were staying there temporarily. During the 3:00 a.m. raid, one of the officers tossed a flash-bang grenade into the crib of 19-month old Bounkham Phonesavanh, where it landed on his pillow and then exploded, critically burning the toddler. Of course the suspect, was not even in the house at the time of the raid.


The police then defended the raid saying "There was no clothes, no toys, nothing to indicate that there was children present in the home. If there had been then we?d have done something different." The family indicated otherwise, with the family attorney stating ( "They had been in this home for about two months. This is a stay-at-home dad who was out in front of the home, playing with the children on a daily basis. Any surveillance that was done would have revealed there was a father with four children who played in that driveway."

We know now that the whole situation played out over a $50 bag of meth, which a police informant bought at the house. The police also defended their egregious lack of investigative work by saying that, doing any due diligence would have tipped off the suspect ( that the cops were watching...

Finally, the cops have blamed the infant for the injuries he sustained. Of course he should have known that his crib would have a bomb tossed in it by the SWAT team in the middle of the night. He assumed the risk, you see. For a full break down with all the legalese, check this out (

Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on May 30, 2015, 11:53:18 PM
An update to an old story just flashed across my feed. Here's the background on Joseph Tucker, who was executed by Salt Lake City police officer Louis "Law" Abner Jones, in August of 2009.

Tucker, a diabetic, had apparently failed to take his insulin and had gone into diabetic shock (, which made him act irrationally. The family called the police, asking for help to locate him because they were worried about Tucker driving with out taking his medication ( A clearly non-emergency call. However things quickly escalated and after a lengthy car chase, Tucker was rammed off the road and then shot. Police reports stated that officers feared for their lives, and that Tucker was attempting to turn his vehicle towards the officers ( and ram them. The video pretty clearly shows otherwise...


Either way, running from the cops in Utah is hardly an offense worthy of being killed for. Apparently its not even a felony ( Anyways, after the officer as investigated and his actions deemed justified, the family filed ( a wrongful death lawsuit. Apparently they settled out of court for $100,000.

So why is this back in the news? Well, it looks like an account on Facebook claiming to belong to the officer who shot Tucker, Law Jones, is now taunting the family and belittling the mans death. Ain't that some bullshit...

For the screencaps of the convo you can go here -

Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 03, 2015, 06:39:53 PM
Why do they keep putting this bozo back out on the street??

Here's the highlights from Stephen Rankin's 2-man kill streak...

- Shot and killed an unarmed man, Kirill Denyakin, in 2011. Officer shot him 11 times.

- Admitted under oath that he had made un-remorseful comments online under a pseudonym
?What?s the difference if it was one round or 11 rounds or 111 rounds?? he wrote, using the screen name ?yourealythinkthat?. ?When I was in Iraq, that would have been a good shoot,? he said later. ?In fact, nobody would have really given it a second thought.?

- Not indicted by grand jury in wrongful death suit.

- Restricted to desk work after the incident.

- One day shy of the 4 year anniversary of the 2011 shooting, he kills another unarmed man suspected of shoplifting.

- One month later, cops have so far refused to say if the man was actually found with any stolen goods on him.
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 03, 2015, 06:43:52 PM
In the first 5 months of 2015, police have killed one unarmed person every three days! Be careful with your police encounters.
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 06, 2015, 09:00:39 PM
Cop told his wife to "sue the shit" out of the agency if anything happens to him, then accidentally gets killed by fellow officer.

Heh, can't make this up. Cop warns his wife, a fellow BART PD officer, that if anything should happen to him to sue the police department. Then he is accidentally killed by a fellow officer while on duty.
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 06, 2015, 10:07:29 PM
Cops shoot unarmed 20-year old man, police potentially fabricating account, NBC manipulating witness account of event, MADNESS.

So the guy took some mushrooms, fell out of a window, and then threatened and attacked the cop, case closed right? Well, except for the fact that eye-witnesses are stating just the opposite, including that the subject had his hands up when he was shot (

Police possibly changing their story (, no report released yet.

Transcript of emergency calls make it pretty clear ( that he was unarmed.

Now there is video that shows that a local NBS (oops, i mean NBC) affiliate is manipulating witness testimony to make it seem like the teen was violent. This is pretty outrageous. -
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 06, 2015, 11:44:24 PM
Cops Have Prostitute and Cocaine Delivered to Golf Course Party with Teen

Here's a classy group of officers, including a Major in-charge of Internal Affairs, at a golf event where hookers and cocaine were allegedly indulged in with the officers son, a minor. The pictures were leaked on an anonymous website where cops and government officials can blow the whistle on corruption.

Here's more detailed allegations, from an anonymous source:

Pictures of the dirty deed, including the alleged prostitute with one of the worst boob jobs ever:

Its all part of the rampant corruption and abuse of power that is plaguing south Florida right now:
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 08, 2015, 04:07:15 PM
Man filming arrest in Austin, TX has phone taken, and then maced.


Here are the details from the video description:

"All we saw was someone get tackled by a single police officer (he looked a bit young to be drinking) and then this. Make your own judgement. Sorry for the language."

Seems a bit excessive...
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 10, 2015, 12:42:30 AM
Salinas, CA cops beat the ever-loving shit outta some guy.


The brutal aftermath of a violent confrontation last Friday between the police and a man in Salinas, Calif., was captured on camera, uploaded to YouTube and shows what the police chief there described as "horrific" and "inflammatory."

The video, which was shot in a shaky minute-and-a-half, does not show what caused several officers to repeatedly strike the man, Jose Velasco, 28, with batons while he writhed on the pavement in the middle of the street.


 In a press release, the Salinas Police Department said officers were called to North Main Street after Velasco was seen running through traffic and jumping on cars.

When officers arrived, Velasco was "slamming" his mother into the pavement, the release said; he "violently resisted" the officers, and attempted to grab a Taser from one of them.

Officers subsequently fired a Taser twice at Velasco, the release said, "neither having any effect on him."

Velasco's family told NBC affiliate KSBW that he is mentally ill.

All the data isn't in on this one but once again, the old "tried to grab my taser" is the excuse for 2 guys beating on this kid while he lays on the ground, pinned down by another two burly cops. Very irresponsible.
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 15, 2015, 07:21:10 PM
Cop allegedly chokes and tases 13yo runaway.


Here are the fast facts of what we know so far:

- The boy was apparently 13 years of age, despite being identified at the end of the video as age 15.
- The boy is 5' 6", and weighs approximately 145 lbs., according to The Sheriff Bill Gore. Source. (
- The boy was reported as a runaway by his mother. He had been reported as a runaway at least five times previous. Source (
- Deputy Banks located the boy skateboarding behind a strip mall at 1100 block of South Mission in Fallbrook. Source (
- The deputy urged several times for the boy to come with him, so he could be taken home to no avail. When the deputy grabbed his arm, the boy became combative and bit him. Use of force was then necessary to restrain the boy and get the situation under control, according to the police. Source (
- The boy is being charged with felony assault on an officer and resisting arrest.

Now on to some of the BS so far in the case. Bear in mind we don't have all the facts yet, and there is no video currently released of the incident prior to the use of force. However some questions arise about the "official narrative" from what we know and the video:

- First off the officer definitely was grabbing the boy by the neck. Whether it was actually "choking" him could be debated, but as you can see from the picture below, in frame A the officer has his arm clearly around the boys throat area. In frame B, the boy has his hand above his head and the officers arm around his neck is clearly visible. This is included because the low resolution and brightness of the video can make it difficult to see the what is what. Of course the San Diego Union-Tribune does a good job covering for the San Diego Sheriff's Office by using the obfuscatory description ( that:

The boy ended up on the ground and the deputy ?went hands on? and tried to gain control of him by putting an arm around his upper body. Gore said the move was not a choke hold or a carotid restraint.

Finally I include a frame from a video of a Georgia cop applying an actual chokehold to a CNN reporter ( The eyewitnesses to the scene may be forgiven for thinking that the cop is actually applying a chokehold because they look damn near identical, at least from the current footage available.


- Also at about the 0:50 mark there is potentially a second taser charge delivered. The boy while handcuffed suddenly begins to violently thrash his legs about, in a similar fashion to the first taser charge delivered earlier to his back while in the "upper body" restraining position. Also quickly after the boy begins to thrash about, the officer throws down what appears to be his taser. Witnesses exclaim that he is also being tasered again for a second time. This potentially contradicts Sheriff Bill Gore who said that the deputy deployed his taser once. Source (

- Finally, a point that needs to be investigated is the claims of witnesses that the police officer confiscated phones and deleted video recordings of the arrest. This is troubling since the police have included the officer having possession of witnesses' phones in the official timeline. It is explained away by Sheriff Gore with the following story (

After the incident, Gore said, Banks went out and asked if anyone had recorded the incident and then recorded that footage for department record because deputies do not wear body cameras. Gore said the deputy did not erase or confiscate anyone's video from the scene.

However it makes one wonder, how exactly did the deputy "record" the footage off of witnesses cell phones? This line certainly smells funny.

I will update as further details become available.

Boy may have been 12yrs old & witnesses allege that cop punched the boy in the face prior to video start.
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Like Fucking Idiots
Post by: BuddhaForce on June 18, 2015, 12:38:39 AM
Cops Behaving Badly On A Pot Raid...Unbelievable.

This one almost deserves its own thread. Cops raid a medical marijuana dispensary for not having the proper licenses, despite the fact that the local "lottery" to get a license was rigged ( What happens next is almost too wild to believe.

Cops in ski masks begin tearing the surveillance equipment and cameras out of the walls. You might say, hmm why would they do that? Well so they can sample the store's products, get high as shit and then play darts, of course. Don't believe me, watch the video:


That's some bullshit right? But hang on, it gets even worse. The cops joke about abusing one of the disabled patients:


But wait...there's more. One of these knuckle-heads just couldn't keep his mouth shut and tells a great story on the camera about the JUDGE who signed the warrant to raid the dispensary, John Fish (

The conversation went a little something like this...

In the footage, an unidentified Santa Ana Police officer is talking to another cop as they wrap up their raid on the marijuana dispensary.

"You ever work with John Fish, the DA?" the officer asks.

"He was just in when I got there," his partner responds.

"He's the judge that signed our warrant," the first officer continues, adding that he had just spoken with Judge Fish and had enjoyed a good laugh with him about their old times together. "He's the fucker that pulled into a gas station on our way to the Staples Center and goes, "Let's buy some beers and drink 'em out of a red cup.' I go, 'That's not going to be obvious.' There we are at an am/pm getting styrofoam cups and pouring our beers into them. That fucking blew me away."

Again, seeing is believing:


But if you thought that was all, you AINT SEEN NOTHING YET....

The Mayor of Santa Ana, Miguel Pulido, a city employee, Yvette Aguilar and the whole damn city itself are now named in a lawsuit charging that bribes in the form of $25,000 payments were taken to rig the medical marijuana license "lottery," and that the police force was used to strong arm business that wouldn't pay these corrupt bastards the extortion money.
Title: Re: Cops Behaving Badly
Post by: BuddhaForce on August 04, 2015, 06:03:59 PM
Santa Ana Pot Raid saga continues

Three unidentified officers have filed a lawsuit to block the use of the pot shop bust videos, which show officers eating marijuana and joking about beating a handicap woman, from being used by Internal Affairs, who are investigating the incident. The attorney for the cops claims that the videos have been edited by the pot shop owners intentionally and "misrepresented what happened."