Saturday, February 28, 2009

Don't get arrested, the thugs will beat the shit out of you for no reason

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Guillermo Alarcon Jr



GOT lucky. He was arrested and charged with crack cocaine possession. The officers that arrested him swore under oath in court that they saw him throw a box, that it cracked open, and that drugs were found inside.

He probably would have gone to jail.

Except for the fact that it wasn't true. The police were recorded by a surveillance camera, and they were lying. An innocent man was going to have his life destroyed, by the very people who swore to protect him.

The LA Times has the story

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Too smart for his own good



THIS just in from the "Sometimes the Jokes Write Themselves" department.


A US man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test.


WTF? only stupid people are allowed to become cops? What could possibly be the reason?

...police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.


Hmmmmm..... I wonder what the results of this policy would be?

The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.


There you go. We take blockheads, give them guns, tasers and virtually unlimited power. Can anyone seriously claim to be surprised at the outcome?

linky

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thugs: Incident #8,349



Left: What Angela Garbarino looks like.
Right: What Angela Garbarino looked like after the thugs got done beating the shit out her.


"You're not going to let me call anybody?" she asks on the video. "I have a right to call somebody right now and I know that. Is this on the record?"

The footage documents Wiley attempting to read Garbarino her rights, but he runs out of patience and things get tense. He seems to forcefully put her in a chair.

"Don't touch me again. Get away from me," Garbarino says after a scream.

Then, Wiley walks over to the police camera recording the booking and turns it off. What happens next is a mystery, but when the video resumes the handcuffed Garbarino is sprawled on the floor and silently lying in a pool of her blood.

Another officer arrives and takes a cursory look before Garbarino is wheeled out on a stretcher. In addition to her bruised face, Garbarino's injuries also included two broken teeth.


ABC news has the story - linky

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

And they wonder why we hate them...

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

You're better of not calling the cops



Absolutely sickening. I hope every last one of these bastards gets fired and the city get sued into oblivion.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hey Utah. Fuck you. Again.



REMEMBER Jared Massey? The dude that was brutally tasered by the Utah thugs? Remember the investigation, that found the thugs' actions to be "lawful and reasonable"?

This apparently generated enough publicity that there has been a new bill introduced into the Utah Senate (SB260) to keep this kind of thing from happening again. Sounds fantastic right? A step in the right direction, which is to protect the people from the police?

Think again. Apparently its still perfectly acceptable for civilians to be tortured by the police. What is unacceptable is that the public finds out what the thugs are doing.

Yes, you read this correctly. Senate Bill SB260, introduced by Senator Chris Butters, will prevent evidence of police misconduct from being available to the public.

Links:
The Salt Lake Tribune has the story. Full text of
SB260. Wikipedia entry of Chris Buttars, the senator who is pushing this tripe.

Unbelievable.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Protest, get shot



THIS is actually old news, but for some reason its starting to get some publicity again. The thugs shot a peaceful protester in the face with a rubber bullet, then were stupid enough to get caught on video laughing about it afterwards. Stay tuned for the lawsuit.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

$369,200



SO the Colorado thugs sent in a SWAT team to raid the home of suspected grower.

Unfortunately for them, it appears that they did not bother to do any preparation or detective work other than strapping on the guns and bashing in the guys door. Turns out that the owner of the house, Kevin Dickes, has a license for growing marijuana to treat the pain he suffers from a shrapnel injury he received while serving his country in Iraq.

It also turns out that under Colorado law, any property used for cultivating medical marijuana may not be destroyed by the police. Sixty-five of Kevin's plants were destroyed and he is seeking compensation from the police using the standard DEA valuation of $5,200 per plant. Grand total ?

$369,200 in damages.

Time to start writing some traffic tickets boys!

Full story - linky

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Monday, December 17, 2007

SWAT team raids wrong house, gets fired upon




THIS just in from the It's About Fucking Time department.

Police blamed bad information for sending a SWAT team into a north Minneapolis house early Sunday morning in a raid that ended with shots exchanged between police -- who were struck by bullets -- and the resident, who said he was just defending his family.


2nd Amendment FTW.

linky

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Thugs: Incident #7592



Today's installment of Cowards With Tasers is brought to you by state of Kansas.

Background: The police are responding to a shooting call. Naturally, they break down the door of the wrong house, where they find a guy getting out of the bathtub, wearing only a towel.

Donnell Williams had just gotten out of the bath tub, wearing only a towel around his waist, when he turned the corner to see guns pointing right at him.


And this is where it gets interesting. The guy, whose only crime was taking a bath, apparently didn't respond to commands to show his hands.

Because he was deaf.

Officers were worried about their own safety because at the time it appeared Williams was refusing to obey their commands to show his hands. That's when they shot him with a Taser.


They shot him because they were worried about their own safety. I can totally understand. If me and ten of friends, warning armor and carrying a bazillion weapons, were to bash in a bathroom door and find a guy getting out of a bathtub, wearing only a towel, pointing to his ears screaming "I can't hear! I can't hear!" I'd be worried about my safety too.

Pathetic.

linky

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I <3 recorders




This just in from the Its About Fucking Time department.

A teenage suspect who secretly recorded his interrogation on an MP3 player has landed a veteran detective in the middle of perjury charges, authorities said Thursday.


Apparently the cop questioned the kid for over an hour, trying to get him to confess to a crime. And then denied it, under oath. And he would have gotten away with it, except for the recording.

Once the transcript was revealed in court, prosecutors asked for a recess, defense attorney Mark DeMarco said. The detective was pulled from the witness stand and advised to get a lawyer. Perino, 42, was arraigned Thursday on 12 counts of first-degree perjury and faces as many as seven years on each count, prosecutors said. He was released on $15,000 bail.


The District Attorney's reaction was laughable

The allegations "put the safety of all law-abiding citizens at risk because they undermine the integrity and foundation of the entire criminal justice system,"


I have news for you buddy. The entire criminal justice system has no integrity, and has no foundation. That mine has been undered for a long time now, and it is only thanks to technology like video camers and recorders that this crap is coming to the surface.

This is just the beginning.

linky

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thugs: Incident #8746 (a.k.a. Fuck Utah)



Reason number 5,674 not to go to Utah. Their pigs are worse than the average pigs, and they will shoot you with a Taser if you ask why you are being given a ticket. Someone please tell me what the hell that sadistic fuck is doing with a badge.

The more I watch this, the more disgusted I am. I hope that shithole of a state goes bankrupt from the lawsuit.

Feel free to contact them, I did:

I am wrting from Florida to express my disgust at the way Jared Massey, who committed no crime other than ask for clarification on a traffic citation, was tortured by one of your officers.

This man posed no threat whatsoever, and was traveling with his wife and infant child. I have never seen or heard of a more clear-cut case of police brutality.

After seeing the video I took it upon myself to read more about this case, only to be shocked to discover that this officer, whose conduct is a stain on the other men and women who choose the honorable profession of law enforcement, has not been dismissed, or even suspended.

After seeing this video, I have decided that I will never travel to the state of Utah for the remainder of my natural life, as the evidence suggests that visitors to your state are in danger of being tortured by your thugs.

Additionally, I have posted this video to my website, which provides analysis of current events to thousands of readers in just under one hundred countries worldwide.

I eagerly await the outcome of this case.


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utah highway patrol

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Thugs: Incident #9424




SO some guy is driving along, and he has a diabetic seizure (as in the kind that can kill you). He pulls over to the side of the road, and passes out. And then the cops show up. Fantastic, right? What a lucky guy! The cops will call the ambulance, and this guy's life is now no longer in danger.

Wrong.

Because he was having a diabetic seizure and unresponsive to commands, he got shot with a Taser and was booked for DUI and resisting arrest. Let me say that again. A 54 year old man, barely conscious, and in a state of diabetic arrest, got shot with a Taser, and booked for DUI and resisting arrest.

Incredibly enough, even though the police have been made aware of his medical condition, and tests show show absolutely zero alcohol in his system, the DUI and resisting arrest charges have not been dropped.

linky

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thugs: Incident 3064



SO it no appears that the definition of "Disorderly Conduct", according to the cops, is "standing around".

...the officer “observed defendant along with a number of other individuals standing around” on a public sidewalk in June 2004. Mr. Jones was “not moving, and that as a result of defendants’ behavior, numerous pedestrians in the area had to walk around defendants.”


That's right. This poor bastard was arrested for standing on the sidewalk.

nytimes has the story - linky

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Thugs, Incident #7490




SO some dude is a victim of a hit and run. He calls the cops, gives them a description and the make of the car. The cops then proceed to grab some dude in a different car, beat the shit out of him until he suffers a heart attack. When the hit and run victim shows up and tells them they have the wrong guy, they let the guy they just beat up go, compliment him on his "acting", and leave him in the street.

Turns out the guy had heart surgery four months ago, and he actually did have a heart attack.

Guess he wasn't acting.

linky

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Encrypt? NO WAI!



THERE is a scene in the movie The Fifth Element in which the cops come to Bruce Willis' house. Before they enter, they tell him to put his hands on two circles that are painted on the wall, and with the push of a button, the door becomes transparent and they can see right inside.

Pretty fucked up right? The idea that the cops can arbitrarily invade your privacy whenever they feel like it? That day will never come, right?

Well, that day just got a little closer. I just got done reading that in the United Kingdom, a law is going into effect (today) which will make it a crime to refuse to decrypt computer data at the request of the police. The penalty for protecting your privacy is two to five years in prison.

arstechnica has the story - linky

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Just say No to Hoes. Oh wait, thats bad too.



Cops gone wild. Again.

Rocio Palacios [...] and her husband, Erasmo, dropped their 6-year-old daughter off at school and had picked up their 22-year-old daughter to go out for breakfast when they saw the woman waving her arms at 53rd Street and Kedzie Avenue last November. The Palacioses, of Chicago, claim the woman approached their car, parked outside Manolo’s restaurant, leaned in to the passenger side where Rocio was sitting and asked Erasmo if he wanted oral sex for $20 or sex for $25. The couple laughed, realizing this wasn’t a woman in distress after all. But within seconds, Chicago police swarmed the family car, hauling Erasmo Palacios out in handcuffs. He was charged with solicitation of a prostitute


It gets better...

Attorneys Lonny Ben Ogus and Joe Cavanaugh also want to know what happened to the family’s 1983 Mercedes. It was impounded that November day and, Palacios said, his wife and daughter were even threatened with arrest as they tried to stop police from taking it, as they were left stranded that morning. The city wants more than $4,700 in towing and storage fees if he wants the car back.


And of course...

City officials declined to comment on the status of the family’s car and the Palacios case, while the undercover female officer involved in the arrest couldn’t be reached.


linky

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Breathalyzer: Blow me




SOME of us are more anti-DUI than others (sup Rizzo). While I'm not going to argue that people driving drunk is a good thing, I do find it amazing that driving related crimes are the ONLY ones whose cause is taken into consideration. When someone is raped, murdered, robbed, stabbed, beaten up, swindled, no one ever asks "why". The only thing that counts is a crime has been committed.

The way in which logic is thrown out the window when it comes to DUI is breathtaking. Proponents of preventive sobriety tests argue that testing for impaired drivers is a good thing, because accidents will be reduced if they are taken off the road. However, I have yet to see anyone suggest using a PissedOffAlyzer to check to see if people are angry, because everybody knows that angry people get into fights and can hurt someone. Or perhaps a Hornyalyzer, to check for extreme lust, because extremely lustful people can become rapists. On paper these all sound just as good, and they are just as stupid.

But I digress.

What I have always found amazing about the fans of sobriety tests is the incredible faith that people place in breathalyzer machines. One reading is all it takes for a "Guilty" verdict, and the victim is subjected to financial ruin, embarrassment and a loss of the ability to drive. In today's automobile dependent society, this can be devastating.

What I've found even more amazing, is that despite people's vast experiences with failure rates of appliances, computers, cars, websites, telephone systems and so forth, no one ever seems to think that these little machines can actually be wrong. It is as if these have magically become the only infallible devices on the planet.

The reason, I think, is that when it comes to DUI, no one ever sees past the stereotype. There are all these bullshit commercials on TV, which show some drunk dude staggering out to his car, barely able to walk, and then driving off while leaving a trail of devastation in his wake. No one ever thinks about the responsible drinker, that is at the mercy of the thugs, who have quotas to meet, that are preying on the populace with these devices.

To date, the manufacturers have been extremely uncooperative when it comes to showing how their products work, and for years, lawyers have been asking for the source code to examine them in depth. They have been hitting a brick wall.

Until now.

New Jersey attorney Evan M. Levow was finally able to get an order from the Supreme Court of New Jersey forcing the manufacturer of the popular Draeger AlcoTest 7110 to reveal the source code. Levow turned the code over to experts, Base One Technologies, to anaylze.


The DUI blog (a great blog btw), has the full story, and the findings are absolutely amazing.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Thugs: Incident 2517

Ridiculous. I didn't know I lived in Russia.

This story is too long to summarize, it needs to be read.

linky

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Thugs: Incident 4785



HOW many times does this shit have to happen, before we realize that something just isn't right?

A disabled former Parks Department enforcement officer has filed a complaint against cops who he says snatched him off his toilet and dragged him out of his apartment. Dominick Walters, 38, said he and his elderly mother feared for their lives when six city cops busted into their home on July 28 and arrested him. "I was on the toilet, and they busted through the door," said Walters. "My mother was screaming and trying to tell them that I am disabled, but they didn't listen," he continued. "One of the police officers karate-chopped me with his hand between my shoulder and neck. Then they beat my a-- from the top of the steps to the bottom."


Just to recap, the thugs broke into the house of a handicapped man, and beat the shit out of him. He has not been charged with any crime.

Seriously, what the fuck.

nydailynews has the story - linky

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Paramilitary Drug Raids

SO I found a website that has an interactive map of botched paramilitary drug raids, and descriptions of the consequences, with an absolutely inordinate amount of innocent civilian deaths.

Scary stuff.

linky

Note to The Man: The evidence suggests that your hired thugs and murderers are incapable of doing their job right, and that they shoot first and ask questions later.

So do I.

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