Dallas Store Manager Fends Off 5 Armed Robbers with .38 Revolver, Wounding One; Police Arrive 74 Minutes Later A Dallas store manager using his handgun to fend off an attempted robbery by five armed robbers. There’s also audio of the 911 call from the Dallas store manager asking for police help because of the robbery. Reports indicate he asked for police to come because the armed men had tried to rob his store. The store manager shot at the men with a .38 Caliber revolver, sending the robbers scurrying away, and wounding one of them twice. But his call was misclassified because the operator did not understand he was saying in his frantic call that he had shot one of the robbers, and it took police an hour to arrive. In fact, it was so long, the manager went home and was called back by police when the did arrive. It takes a “good guy with a gun” to ward off five armed robbers.
The Hercules PD have stopped me nearly 95% percent of the time they see me walking around at night. I've been stopped and harassed just for walking at night at least 14 times since I've moved into this area. What they seem to not understand is they don't have a right to see my ID just because they decide to stop and harass me. They don't have a right to treat everyone like criminals and I for one am sick of it and will fight against that behavior every time I encounter an abusive cop situation. I saw them coming this night and decided to document this for possible future legal action should this harassment not stop. You can even hear the officer in charge comment that I've been harassed "too many times!" and I've actually went through this just a few weeks prior to this with him. I respect the law, but I won't bow to a badge. We are 300 million kings and queens who give people the right to keep the peace, not harass us. One officer threatens me if I don't put the phone down. I won't and I was ready for him to tackle me. He was wise enough to back down. I win! I know my rights... Know yours! If you are walking down the street and minding your business, the cops DON'T have a RIGHT to see your ID. They don't have a right to know your name. You can say no and they have to leave you alone. You don't have to answer their questions in any way. You can defend freedom by standing against tyranny! I have made these cops leave me alone several times. I won't back down and I will sue if they don't stop! Notice how the one cop tells me if I just show my ID, this will all go away. No... you'll all go away within just under 6 minutes...
Also, notice how law abiding cops like to hide evidence and use their lights to block my ability to video our encounter. If you aren't being abusive, you have nothing to fear. If you are, you'll do things to stop the camera. RECORD EVERYTHING and sue if they violate your rights. Under CA law, you can personally sue ANY citizen who violates your rights. Including cops!
CA Civil Code
1708. EVERY person (including cops) is bound, WITHOUT contract, to ABSTAIN from (not to do) injuring the person or property of another, or INFRINGING upon any of
his or her RIGHTS.
I actually really like that one ^. All the cops seem to be fairly cool about it, and I can totally understand the guys frustration with being harassed like that on a consistent basis. I think in that case it's is more of the neighbors fault for being too nosy and calling in stupid ****. People have every right to stand on a street corner at any time of day or night, regardless of whether you feel okay with it.
I've actually been mildly harassed by my local police over the years for walking at night. I live next door to a walking track and park, and especially when I used to work 2nd and 3rd shift, I would walk when I got home from work at 2-5am. I've been stopped driving home from work probably 4 or 5 times within a block from my house, and once or twice they have pulled into my yard and spotlighted me walking to my door. I've also been stopped a handful of times while walking, and they wanted to play 20 questions with me. Though to be fair there were several times when they just drove by and waved, or I would walk past one sleeping in a dark corner of the parking lot, or stretching their legs and we would exchange words without issue.
So I can totally relate to the guy in the videos frustration. My case wasn't quite as bad, but eventually it got to the point where it felt ridiculous being stopped after I had already parked in the driveway and was walking to my front door.
I've actually been mildly harassed by my local police over the years for walking at night.
I have some horrible stories but have gotten on well with local cops.
I think I got acquainted with the whole night shift on three nights.
I'd been coming through town around after 11pm every night. Cop pulled me over for taillight out of my van. It'd got knocked out of the socket so I fixed it and we chewed the fat for awhile. Maybe he told others that I was fun to bs with because I was stopped the next couple times and chewed the fat with cops. One time didn't even as for license.
So local has seemed as a bright spot surrounded in a field of evil.
I laughed at one once - they had got an armored car to remodel to a SWAT van. I said "I really want to watch you guys come out of that thing in all your gear and tumbling over one another" - It was not a decent setup for rapid deployment.
Later I saw they had a different van. Then there been long time I noticed it to been absent from the parking spot. - Maybe someone became sane and sold it to get something useful.
After a year of public outrage and legal proceedings, a judge has simply thrown out the indictment of Officer Richard Haste, who gunned down an unarmed man inside his own home, without a warrant. Haste was facing manslaughter charges until the judge tossed the indictment.
BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC — A devastated family is claiming that when they asked police for help in calming down their frantic schizophrenic son, police officers came and killed him “in cold blood.” When the 90-lb boy would not drop a tiny screwdriver, officers tased him repeatedly and shot him to death.
When Vidal would not drop the screwdriver, officers tased him multiple times and took him to the floor. Mark Wilsey witnessed the incident, and says an officer said, “We don’t have time for this!” before fired a pistol at his son — between the men who were holding him down on the floor.
December 16, 2013 (WAUKEGAN, Ill.) (WLS) -- Jonathan Garcia, 13, says he was left battered and bleeding following a three-hour interrogation.
The two plaintiffs, ages 13 and 14, say they asked for their parents but were ignored. One boy says when he refused to confess to a crime, he was beaten with a cell phone.
Jonathan Garcia says he was left battered and bleeding following a three-hour interrogation.
"If the police is doing this, who do I call if I'm in danger because they're the ones doing the danger," said Garcia.
On Monday night, the 13-year-old appeared at the Waukegan city council meeting.
According to the lawsuit, it happened November 25 as Garcia and a 14-year-old friend were questioned by two detectives about a broken window at a home.
The eighth-grader says when he refused to sign confession paper, he was hit with a cell phone.
"He hit me with his phone. He choked me. Grab me from my neck," said Garcia.
Garcia says he was left with a fractured nose and says his friend was also threatened and later strip-searched.
The lawsuit says neither teen was charged.
"I just feel that we need to do something about this because it's unacceptable," said Laura Arce, plaintiff's sister.
Garcia's attorney is also representing plaintiffs in a separate abuse lawsuit against neighboring North Chicago police, and on Monday night he alleged a county-wide problem.
"You've got a pattern of officers jumping around in Lake County to these various departments where you have the same officers repeatedly abusing people in different departments because there's no real action being taken," said Kevin O'Connor, plaintiff's attorney.
Garcia says he's never before been in trouble with the law. Spokespersons for Waukegan Police and the city declined to comment, saying they're still reviewing the complaint.
U.S. border agents should have the authority to search laptop computers carried by news photographers and other travellers at international border crossings without reasonable suspicion, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled this week.
In a written decision on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman granted a government motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by civil rights attorneys who claimed the practice was unconstitutional and sought to have it halted.
If all you've got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police and prosecutors are your only tool, sooner or later everything and everyone will be treated as criminal. This is increasingly the American way of life, a path that involves "solving" social problems (and even some non-problems) by throwing cops at them, with generally disastrous results. Wall-to-wall criminal law encroaches ever more on everyday life as police power is applied in ways that would have been unthinkable just a generation ago.
McALESTER — A former McAlester police officer who allegedly broke the leg of a handcuffed woman using a “karate move” was not justified in the use of force, according to a police report.
McAlester officer Dillin Munholland used a “leg sweep and hip toss” maneuver on Kelli Fender, 20, after she allegedly “locked up her legs,” during an arrest in front of her home, according to a McAlester Police Department incident report.
On Friday, McAlester Police Chief Gary Wansick said Munholland resigned in early
A Nebraska family filed suit Monday against dozens of police officers alleging that they turned a parking violation into a rough arrest and violating the family’s constitutional rights by breaking into a nearby home and confiscating video of the incident.
Four Omaha police officers initially responded to a complaint on March 21, 2013 that Octavius Johnson had parked his truck in the wrong area of the street. A video of the incident recorded from an upstairs window shows police throwing Johnson to the ground and punching him multiple times as a number of other officers rush to the scene.
“He went around my neck, threw me to the ground, choked me out to the point where I couldn’t breathe or speak,” Johnson told KPTM-TV in Nebraska. “The officer told me to stop resisting, punched me in the face and said ‘do you want to die today.’”
Another officer pushes Octavius’ brother Juaquez, who is filming the arrest on a camera phone, away from the scene. Juaqeuz then escapes the officer’s grasp and sprints into a neighbor’s home and is chased by a handful of police, who eventually confiscated his phone.
That video – which is thought to have been destroyed – has never been made public. Yet the video captured from upstairs quickly went viral after the incident, inspiring community demonstrations and eventually the dismissal of the four officers caught on film. Criminal charges were brought against two of those patrolmen for either tampering with evidence or being an accessory.
Octavius, 28, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, while Juaquez, 23, was charged with obstructing officers and disorderly conduct.
“Many of the police actions that took place that day are in violation of our policies and do not represent how I want our officers to conduct themselves,” Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer told reporters at a press conference days later. “The final resolution will be fair to the citizens of Omaha, the Omaha Police Department and the specific employees involved so that we can move forward and restore any public trust that may have eroded with this incident.”
Octavius Johnson, the man tackled from behind, told Omaha’s KMTV that he’s grateful a childhood friend was able to capture the incident on video.
“I think we all know what would have happened if he wasn’t there,” he said. “It would have been swept under the rug.”
charged with a dwi and tried explaining that I wasn't drunk and they could be out catching actual criminals. then after being in the cell for a while waiing for a bail bonds man I was taken out and brought in the booking room to call for a ride. after calling a ride I was told I could take my phone that I called from and my wallet. as soon as I greabbed my wallet from the table he officer with the glasses came at me saying he never told me I could take my stuff and choked me against the wall then tried to grab the wallet from my pocket. once he got the wallet and my phone this is what happened. there was no lawsuit made due to the fact I found a lawyer and the lawyer took the tapes and disappeared for 2 years until I finally tracked him down and go it back but now I think its to late to do anything with it even though I have a permanent lump on the back of my head chipped teeth and brain injuries but talking to a lawyer soon well see what happens.
Attorney General Pam Bondi asserts in court documents that law enforcement officers throughout the state can freely snoop into the records of 15 million licensed Florida drivers — so long as the prying is not done for economic gain.
Moreover, the state's top law enforcement official maintains, Congress is powerless under the U.S. Constitution to protect those drivers' privacy, despite a 20-year-old federal law that seeks to do that, because local cops simply peeking at the personal data and photographs of drivers can be construed as part of law enforcement, which is a state function outside the realm of federal authority.