To the 4 Policemen Who Beat Me For Checking the Health of a Sick Black Man in Their Custody

To the 4 Policemen Who Beat Me For Checking the Health of a Sick Black Man in Their Custody:

Every time I see officers surrounding an individual who needs protection, I will interfere. Every fucking time… It is my duty as a physician. As a human. It is my duty to hold those people responsible for their actions. I can take a beating, thank-you. I will never ever ever ever walk by silently….

Fuck you if you think you can scare people like me. You can’t. You only make us more determined to do the right thing. And yes, assholes, I could name each of you here. Name and shame. Each of 4 white, ignorant, asshole police officers.

But I won’t, I’ll see you in court with a badass lawyer. I have privileges that the other poor guy could never have. And I am going to use them.

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In 14 Cases, No Gun Is Found After Chicago Police Shot Someone They Said Was Armed

In 14 Cases, No Gun Is Found After Chicago Police Shot Someone They Said Was Armed:

A flashlight. A wrench. An L-shaped object under a towel. Even a Chicago Fire Department badge in a wallet.

All allegedly have been mistaken for guns in recent cases in which people were shot by Chicago police officers who believed they were under threat, a Chicago Tribune investigation has found….

Those shootings, in which police said the victim had a gun but one was never found, resulted in seven deaths. But that was not the only cost. Lawsuits have been filed in all 14 shootings, and, even with three cases pending, the city already has settled with plaintiffs for more than $15 million – a hefty price for Chicago taxpayers.

Although none of them had guns, six people who survived the shootings were nevertheless charged with aggravated assault of a police officer. Four were either found not guilty or convicted of a lesser crime. One person shot by police, a paramedic, was not charged.

IPRA sided with officers in every completed investigation but two…

In addition to the 14 cases, the Tribune’s review found other cases where no gun was recovered after a police shooting. Those were left out of the final count because there was a realistic opportunity for the person to ditch a gun that officers said they had – such as driving for blocks following an initial confrontation with police.

Also not included were incidents where those shot weren’t armed, but police did not claim they were; cases where a person was alleged to have used a vehicle as a weapon, for instance, also were left out. Finally, some recent investigations where IPRA paperwork remains incomplete and a determination of the circumstances of a shooting could not be discerned also were not counted.

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Cops Kill Man Who Was Eating Chicken Wings in His Backyard… Because He Had a Knife

Cops Kill Man Who Was Eating Chicken Wings in His Backyard… Because He Had a Knife:

Two deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office fatally shot a man in Pompano Beach around 10 p.m. Friday….

Neighbors who were present at the time of the shooting say the man was shot in the back six times. BSO has not yet confirmed that claim….

Friends and family confirmed the victim was Gregory Frazier, age 56, who lived at the Pompano Beach home where the shooting took place. His sister Deborah had called 911 because he had been arguing with her daughter. He had a knife in his hand – the small, Swiss Army-style pocket knife that he always carried – she told dispatchers.

By the time officers arrived, the argument was over, and Frazier was sitting outside in his backyard while eating chicken wings and fries. Quartaze Woodard, Frazier’s nephew, who was at the scene, says three deputies showed up and told Frazier to get down on the ground. Frazier responded, “Leave me alone.” The deputies repeated the order. Again, Frazier asked them to leave him alone. After that, Woodard says, the officers shot him and handcuffed him.

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Cops Brutally Beat Innocent Man Having a Medical Emergency Because “Officer Safety”

Cops Brutally Beat Innocent Man Having a Medical Emergency Because “Officer Safety”:

At about 3:00 am on August 18, a construction worker saw a car swerve off the Turner Turnpike near Mile Market 146. After the vehicle embedded itself in a ditch, the construction worker – who was the actual first responder to the emergency – sprinted over to the scene. He found the driver slumped over the wheel and sweating profusely, but exhibiting no signs of intoxication.

Acting as the public has been trained to, the Good Samaritan called 911. Within five minutes, two of the intrepid heroes from the OHP who, according to Lt. Gov. Lamb, were serving the public “at tremendous sacrifice,” arrived at the crash site. As is generally the case when police respond to an emergency, matters became immediately and dramatically worse.

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Sheriff Zollman — What Will You Tell Jack Yantis’s Widow?

Sheriff Zollman — What Will You Tell Jack Yantis’s Widow?:

People who pursue a career in law enforcement rarely expose themselves to peril, and are often burdened with an overdeveloped capacity for self-pity. From the moment the Adams County deputies gunned down a rancher in an act of criminally negligent homicide – after pleading with him to finish a dangerous task that exceeded their subsidized but inadequate skill-set – [Sheriff Ryan] Zollman and his comrades made protection of the killers their highest priority.

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Homeowner Shot By Cops After Calling Police to Report Robbery

Homeowner Shot By Cops After Calling Police to Report Robbery:

Early Tuesday in Indianapolis, an African-American woman was being carjacked in front of her home in her working class neighborhood. She ran back in the house, told her husband, who is also black, and they called the police to report the robbery. That seemed to be the right and safe thing to do.

As the police pulled up, the husband, who was later identified as 48-year-old Carl Williams, opened the garage to their home and was immediately shot in the gut by police.

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North Carolina Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Deaf Father

North Carolina Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Deaf Father:

A 29-year-old deaf father was shot to death by a state trooper in North Carolina after a traffic stop following a brief chase, authorities said….

The trooper says he tried to pull [Daniel Kevin] Harris over for six miles before he finally stopped after pulling into his driveway. Why Harris didn’t pull over earlier is unclear.

Officials say when Harris got out of his car, an encounter took place between Harris and the trooper, causing a shot to be fired. Harris died at the scene.

Neighbors believe Harris was trying to communicate using sign language when the trooper opened fire.

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No Justice for Jack Yantis: The “Smoking Gun” is a Bloody Bullet

No Justice for Jack Yantis: The “Smoking Gun” is a Bloody Bullet:

Critical evidence will sometimes evade the notice of an inattentive or inept investigator because he is not looking for it. When that evidence has been found, documented, and then ignored by the investigator, something worse than incompetence – most likely malice or corruption – is at work.

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11 Incredible Findings from the Report on Baltimore PD

11 Incredible Findings from the Report on Baltimore PD:

The Department of Justice released its report on the Baltimore Police Department on August 10, and the results are stunning, even for people who are used to reading about police misconduct. Individual cases of brutality make the headlines, but the problem with BPD is not a “few bad apples,” who could be fired to fix the department. It’s the system itself, from top to bottom.

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Los Angeles Police Admit They Killed an Unarmed, Innocent Man

Los Angeles Police Admit They Killed an Unarmed, Innocent Man:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday admitted that it killed an innocent man. “No question this is a terribly devastating event,” Capt. Steve Katz said during a news conference at which he explained that Donnell Thompson, a 27-year-old unarmed black man who was gunned down by an officer late last month, was not a second suspect in a carjacking as the police had initially claimed.

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