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Attorney: Georgia police shot an unarmed teen

Attorney: Georgia police shot an unarmed teen


Euharlee, Ga. — 17-year-old Christopher Roupe was shot and killed by a Euharlee police officer Friday night. His family's attorney said the officer mistook a video game controller in Roupe's hand — for the Wii — for a gun.

"The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest,” Roupe family attorney Cole Law told Atlanta's WSB.

According to WSB, police went to the home to serve Roupe's father with a probation violation warrant.

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/02/19/2961957/attorney-georgia-police-shot-an.html#storylink=cpy

Evidence in police shooting raises questions

WEST SACRAMENTO – When a West Sacramento police officer shot an unarmed man in July 2012, the officer said he fired his weapon during a life or death struggle, his gun being wrestled away from him by an aggressive suspect.

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"I reached over and started to undo the dead bolt, and as soon as I undid the dead bolt, the lower lock shattered and the door flung open," Hughey said. "I took a couple of steps back, and as soon as the door flung open, I saw a police officer with his gun drawn."

According to the Hugheys, Wright fired his gun almost instantly.

Kevin Hughey said Wright was halfway through the sentence, "show me your f****** hands" when the gun went off. Hughey said he was several feet inside of his apartment when he was shot.

http://www.news10.net/story/news/investigations/2014/01/30/evidence-in-west-sac-ois-raises-questions/5070653/




We need protection from the police

Police shoot man in the back with both hands held High

UNFUCKING BELEIVABLE

and we all know they will claim "I was in Fear" and be cleared of all wrong doing



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Just unfucking believable what has happened to America

Kill Unarmed Man First, Ask Questions Later: Anaheim Cop Lawyer

Kill Unarmed Man First, Ask Questions Later: Anaheim Cop Lawyer


An unarmed, 25-year-old man not wanted for any crime was exercising his constitutional rights to move away from Anaheim Police Department (APD) officers when 20 seconds later one of the cops, armed with a semi-automatic Glock, decided without warning to kill him with shots to the buttock and back of the head.

That's the story Dale K. Galipo, an attorney for the estate of Manuel Diaz, told a jury of six men and two women in his Feb. 25 opening statement at the excessive force and wrongful death trial inside U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna's Santa Ana courtroom.



"Mr. Diaz had nothing in his hands," Galipo said. "He was no threat when he was shot . As he was going down to his knees, there was a second shot to his head . . . Diaz landed face down. The officers handcuffed him, patted him down and didn't find a weapon. They never found a weapon."

Steven Rothans, a Los Angeles-based lawyer that specializes in defending law enforcement agencies and cops in police brutality cases, told jurors that officer Nick Bennallack, had every right to kill Diaz because, even though he never saw the man holding a weapon, he "reasonably" assumed he had one in his waistband and might have been preparing to shoot.


http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/02/anaheim_manuel_diaz.php



The Supreme Court needs to call off the Dogs they turned lose with their decision

The Public Eye: Confidential documents cite interference in prison death review

Source: The Sacramento Bee

As California prison officials began looking into the September death of a breathing-impaired inmate who had been pepper-sprayed by a guard, they found themselves facing unusual interference and oversight from above, according to documents from an internal corrections investigation obtained by The Sacramento Bee.

A corrections psychologist whose duties included a review of the Sept. 7 death of 35-year-old Joseph Duran complained she was told to delete information she had obtained about the death and, in one instance, to remove a reference to the use of pepper spray, according to transcripts of interviews conducted in recent weeks by internal affairs investigators with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The transcripts, labeled confidential because they are part of an internal affairs probe, show that at least three prison guards are under investigation for “dishonesty” in connection with Duran’s death, including the officer who pepper-sprayed Duran on Sept. 6. That officer reported that he had done so from a distance of 6 feet, but later changed his story to say he had done so from 2 to 3 feet, the transcripts show.

The transcripts also disclose details about how the guard used the pepper spray after seeing his sergeant silently nod at him, and how a nurse who found the inmate unconscious hours later called for help from guards but could not get them to immediately open the cell so she could try to revive Duran.



Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/16/6161803/confidential-documents-cite-interference.html

Did the Gender Wars start when the Hilary Hopefuls came back

Is this what we have to look forward to all through the primary season
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