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COPS Enjoy Killing Private Americans

MDC says, COPS ALWAYS GET A FREE PASS TO KILL !!!  They threw away the tasers and decided to go with assault rifles on american citizens. The court doesn’t allow the video or the picture of the officers gun that MDC discovered.  What kind of cop, places “YOUR FUCKED” on their gun ? When , ya feel your above the law !!

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Police body cam footage shows the moment a Mesa, AZ police officer gunned down an unarmed man in a hotel hallway — a shooting where the jury found the officer not guilty of 2nd degree murder.

The 2016 shooting happened in a hotel where police were responding to a report of someone pointing a gun out a window. Philip Brailsford was one of the responding officers, and in this video you see and hear the cops barking out commands to a man, Daniel Shaver, and woman the moment they walk out of their room.

MDC adds, ALL COPS are LOSERS , 20 year pension play, LOESERS !!!! You hide behind a badge, act like both parties are criminals, COPS have turned into a NAZI CLAN .

Guilty Guilty Guilty, Thomas Karma

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Jurors reached a verdict Monday afternoon in the case of two former Fullerton police officers accused in the 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas.

Former Officer Manuel Ramos and ex-Corporal Jay Cicinelli are accused of causing the death of Thomas in a violent struggle in the Orange County college town, prompting angry protests and closely watched criminal proceedings.

A coroner’s report stated Thomas died of asphyxia due to chest compression and injuries to his head and chest during the struggle on July 5, 2011, at the Fullerton Transportation Center.

The prosecution had argued that officers’ beating of Thomas was unwarranted and that Thomas was not a threat to police.

Defense attorneys responded that Thomas struggled back against officers – who called for backup after striking him repeatedly – and that he succumbed to heart problems due in part to drug use.

Opening statements began in the Santa Ana courtroom on Dec. 2, 2013, and the jury was handed the case on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Ramos faced the more serious charge of second-degree murder, along with involuntary manslaughter. Cicinelli was charged with involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force.

Ramos faces up to 15 years in prison; Cicinelli faces four years.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas made the unusual choice to argue the case himself instead of assigning a deputy prosecutor the task. It was his first jury trial since 1999.

At the center of the trial was a 30-minute black-and-white surveillance video – and audio from officers’ recording devices – that showed a routine patrol stop escalate into a brutally violent confrontation.

An employee of a nearby bar had called police, saying a man was in the parking lot trying to break into cars.

Ramos responded and was the first to make contact with Thomas. His attorney, John Barnett, argued that Ramos had tried to use verbal threats against Thomas to avoid a physical confrontation and had used his police training correctly.

Surveillance video captured the violent confrontation between police and Kelly Thomas on July 5, 2011. MDC says, photos and videos are the best evidence, police or park officers will be guilty every time, keep those cameras on!!

“See my fists? They’re getting ready to [expletive] you up,” Ramos can be heard saying to Thomas in the recording. Ramos made a show of putting on rubber gloves.

Cicinelli arrived when Ramos and another officer were already struggling with Thomas after swinging their batons at him. Cicinelli joined in the fray, pulling out his Taser to stun Thomas, and then bashing him in the face with the butt of the stun gun.

During the fight, Thomas cried out repeatedly for his father, saying he could not breathe.

“Dad, they are killing me,” were among his last words, the recording shows.

The struggle left a pool of blood on the ground after paramedics responded, taking Thomas to a hospital.

Thomas was removed from life support and died five days after the encounter. Seen with a bloodied and battered face in photos from the hospital, Thomas had never regained consciousness.

A chronically homeless man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, Thomas was seen regularly in the area where he was beaten. He had had multiple previous encounters with Ramos that were detailed by attorneys.

Defense attorneys also described Thomas’ violent encounters with family members and drug use that began when he was a teenager.

There was no evidence of blood or alcohol in Thomas’ body at the time of his death, a coroner’s report stated.

A third officer, Joseph Wolfe, was indicted in September 2012 on one count each of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force. He faces a separate trial.

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Cop kills Honor Student

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A campus police offer in San Antonio has been placed on paid leave following the shooting of an unarmed student who directed a sarcastic remark toward the officer. MDC says, he should be sent to a jail in Saudi Arabia.

The incident took place Friday morning during a traffic stop close to the University of the Incarnate Word. KSAT News reports that 23-year-old honor student Robert Cameron Redus was shot to death by Cpl. Christopher Carter at around around 2 a.m.

After pulling Redus over for speeding, according to the police report, witnesses said that the officer emptied his gun into the student, without warning and despite the fact he was unarmed.

“I didn’t hear him say anything like, ‘Get down on your hands and knees,’ you know? I didn’t hear him say anything. He just started shooting,” one witness said. “He emptied the gun on him… Boom, boom, boom.Six shots — five or six.”

Another witness, Mohammad Haidarasl, says that Redus’ last words were “Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?” said to Carter in a sarcastic off-handed tone. Haidarasl added that he heard the officer saying “Stop resisting, stop resisting.”

Haidarasl lived below Redus and described him as “the nicest guy.” Other residents described Redus as “kind, intelligent, compassionate and well-loved within the community.”

“He was not an aggressive person at all, so the story doesn’t make sense,” one resident said.

Carter has claimed that shortly after he stopped Redus, “a struggle ensued” between himself and the student.

An official statement from the university noted that Carter has “an extensive law-enforcement background,” and has worked on the campus for “several years”. However, the San Antonio Express-News notes that Carter has only been in the job two-and-a-half years, after working for eight different law enforcement agencies in the same number of years.

The case provides yet another example of a police officer using lethal force in a situation where it was almost certainly not warranted. Similar stories are being reported on a weekly basis.

The latest case also brings to mind the incident in California earlier this year, in which a police officer was caught on tape shooting and killing an unarmed homeless man, Hans Kevin Arellano, because he called her a “bitch.”

Cops are now routinely shooting and killing people when they perceive any kind of threat, even kids with toy guns and small dogs.

But then again, this is America, a police state where law enforcement officers called in to defuse minor domestic disputes end up shooting people, including kids, dead. And even if you get lucky and the cops miss when they shoot at you, you’ll most likely end up facing an assault lawsuit.

Source: steve London

Don’t beat Animals

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MDC and The NYPD has a message for any creep who would hurt an animal: Beware of the cops.
Starting next year, cops will respond to all complaints of animal cruelty in a collaboration with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) — a move that will put the society’s current humane law enforcement unit out of work. Previously, people would report animal cruelty or neglect to an ASPCA hotline, and the unit, composed of former cops, would investigate.

MDC says, just another example of diligent activism work stemming from a citizen being harassed and than beaten with his dog in his arms by the parks department . (Gonna get Ya)

Previously, people would report animal cruelty or neglect to an ASPCA hotline, and the unit, composed of former cops, would investigate. Humane law enforcement investigators predict the NYPD won’t be able to handle the extra cases.

But beginning next year, people will call 311 or 911. An NYPD cop will take the complaint and hand the case over to precinct detectives.

In turn, the ASPCA will treat the injured animals and conduct forensic evaluations, officials said.

Humane law enforcement investigators were told Wednesday that Dec. 31 would be their last day as animal cops — and they predicted the NYPD wouldn’t be able to handle the extra cases.

Get Out, Homeless Bum

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MDC is blown away at the city of Tampa Bay. On July 18, the city of Tampa, located in central Florida, passed a new city ordinance that essentially criminalizes homelessness. Item #60, which was passed by the city council by a 4-3 vote, allows police officers to arrest anyone who is found sleeping or “storing personal property” in public. In only two weeks, the result has been increased harassment and jailing of the homeless by the Tampa Police Department.

The draconian legislation was enacted without any plans to create temporary or transitional housing. City officials have instead decided on incarceration as the solution to the massive homeless crisis in Tampa.

According to the 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, Tampa harbors the largest number of homeless people for a mid-sized city in the United States and numbers sixth overall behind Seattle and Las Vegas, with 7,419 living in shelters. However, the same report states that, on average, only two out of five homeless people were actually counted, meaning that there could be as many as 18,500 in Tampa, which had a population of 346,000 in 2011. This means that a staggering 5 percent of Tampa’s population could be homeless.

Charles Todd and Summer Stevens, two homeless residents of Tampa, explain that they are forced to sleep hidden under a bridge, but can only do so when the sun is completely down. Speaking to the WSWS in Lykes Gaslight Square, a city park in downtown Tampa, Todd described the police harassment.

“There are bicycle cops all around this park every day, spying on us, following us everywhere, and hiding behind trees,” he said. “They aren’t watching the roads or the stores—they are watching us. If you even set a bag down, they will take you to jail. You have no other choice.”

Michael Jans, another homeless man, told the WSWS that he left Stockton, California, over a year ago to escape this same problem. “If you’re homeless here in Tampa, you might as well say you’re a communist. It’s a witch hunt out here,” he explained. “The cops hide behind delivery trucks and bushes, spying on us with binoculars and talking to each other over their radios.”

The only other option for the homeless living in Tampa is to seek shelter at the Salvation Army. However, those seeking shelter must pay $10 each night to stay there and are forced to follow religious rules. The waiting list for such shelters purportedly numbers in the hundreds every night, with many being turned away when capacity is filled.

“How are we supposed to pay $10 a night when we can’t get a job? We have no way of taking a shower every night or washing our clothes. No one will hire us, and we can’t panhandle,” Charles Todd told the WSWS. Another Tampa city ordinance passed in November 2011 banned panhandling six days a week, with the exception of Sunday, closing off that means of survival to homeless residents like Todd.

“Once you’re out on the street, you’re done,” Todd explained. “It’s nearly impossible to get out of it.”

Brian McLellan, a homeless man who has already been in jail several times for loitering and panhandling, confirmed what the others explained, that the only options for them are the Salvation Army or jail. “There is no affordable housing here, and there are no jobs for us,” he told the WSWS. “The police won’t talk to us about how to make things better. They just arrest us.”

City council members did acknowledge the fact that shelter space is limited and promised that the law would not be enforced if shelters were unavailable. They also discussed methods for transporting homeless people to shelters outside of city limits, but no plans for that have yet been put into place. MDC hopes the ACLU steps in to protect these people’s civil liberties.

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Newark Police Settle over Cellphone Video

 

MDC supports the ACLU and shares another confirmation of the law.

Newark Police Settles Lawsuit Over the Arrest of Teen with Cellphone Video

Newark will train officers on new policy that affirms citizens’ rights to videotape officers on duty

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NEWARK – The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ), Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Social Justice (CSJ) and the City of Newark have reached a successful settlement in the case of Khaliah Fitchette, a Newark teenager who was illegally detained by police for using her cellphone to record an incident on a public bus in March 2010.

In addition to the settlement, Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio has issued a training memorandum that affirms the rights of citizens to record police officers performing their duties and makes clear that officers cannot confiscate, delete, or demand to view a citizen’s photos or video without a warrant. The memorandum was issued in November 2011, as Fitchette’s lawsuit was pending.

The department will train officers on the new policy.

“We are pleased that the Newark Police Department has adopted a policy that clearly articulates and respects the constitutional rights of citizens to record police activity,” said Seton Hall Law Professor Barbara Moses, who, along with a number of Seton Hall Law students, represented Fitchette as a cooperating attorney for the ACLU-NJ. “We hope this policy prevents incidents like the one involving Khaliah Fitchette from ever happening again.” 

Alexander Shalom, Policy Counsel for the ACLU-NJ, said other departments should follow Newark’s lead.

“With video technology so prevalent now, police officers have to clearly understand exactly what rights citizens have when they film in public,” said Shalom. “Newark’s policy makes clear distinctions about citizens’ rights, and every law enforcement department in New Jersey should adopt these kinds of guidelines.”