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Mall Security Guards Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Won't Be Charged

Posted: 09/19/2014

A prosecutor announced Thursday that no criminal charges will be brought in the case of an unarmed black man killed while being restrained by mall security guards.

McKenzie Cochran, 25, died at the Northland Mall in the Detroit suburb of Southfield in January. A day after he had been asked to leave the building over suspicious behavior, Cochran returned and reportedly told a worker at a mall jewelry store that he wanted to kill someone. The worker called security, and when Cochran wouldn't leave, guards pepper-sprayed and restrained him. He struggled on the ground as three officers held him for several minutes, one with a knee in his back.

Cell phone video shows Cochran crying out and saying, "I can't breathe," as shown in footage above from local outlet WJBK. He also asked for bystanders to call 911 and said he was dying.

"Stop resisting," a guard repeated several times during the incident, captured in a longer cell phone video from a bystander:

The Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office ruled Cochran's death an accident in March, naming the cause of death as position compression asphyxia.

Posted by 951-Riverside | Sun Dec 28, 2014, 10:48 AM (19 replies)

Why is the Saint Louis County Police purposely trying to stir up unrest?

Earlier today the County Police released a nearly 2 min video of what they claim shows Antonio Martin pointing a gun at a Berkeley police officer, problem is they freeze the video the moment it shows someone's arm extended and edit out the rest.

Why would they release a 2 min video with the key part edited out?

We got to see the Tamir Rice shooting unedited so why can't they release the entire video in this case, why leave doubts in people's minds?

Doubt leads to unrest and they know it.

Posted by 951-Riverside | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 12:27 PM (44 replies)

LA Metro Ordered To Stop Arresting Riders For Using Station Outlets To Charge Phones

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti instructed Metro officials Tuesday to allow bus and rail riders to use electrical outlets at bus and trains stations to charge their phones after reports of people being arrested for the practice.

Three people were arrested at Metro stations this year after using the outlets to charge their phones, Metro officials said.

While the three people were stopped for electricity theft, they were eventually booked on warrants for other crimes, Metro spokesman Marc Littman said.

Garcetti, who chairs the Metro board, said he directed Metro staffers to “end the practice” of arresting people for using the outlets to charge their phones – unless it disrupts Metro’s maintenance work.


They were arresting people for that?

It never occurred to me that a cop could walk up and arrest me for "stealing electricity" just for charging my phone in airports. Just something to keep in mind I guess.
Posted by 951-Riverside | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 08:36 PM (14 replies)

Singer at Police Officer benefit compares Michael Brown to a dog and King Kong in racist song

The Glendale, CA Elks Lodge is investigating a shocking incident that went down in the club a week ago Monday, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Michael Brown ... for an audience that included a number of retired and current cops ... and TMZ has the video.

The song was a parody of "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." Gary Fishell, the performer and a member of the Lodge, changed the lyrics, which include:

Michael Brown learned a lesson about a messin'
With a badass policeman

And he's bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog

Two men took to fightin'
And Michael punched in through the door
And Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese
His brain was splattered on the floor

And he's dead, dead Michael Brown
Deadest man in the whole damn town
His whole life's long gone
Deader than a roadkill dog

The event was the capper for a charity golf event, thrown by retired LAPD Officer Joe Myers, a 32 year veteran who left the force in 2007. We're told 50-60 people attended the dinner, and about half were cops, most of whom were retired. The others were civilians.


You know they're on the hunt for the person who took and sent in this video.
Posted by 951-Riverside | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 07:52 AM (67 replies)

The New York Police Riot of 1992

Officers Rally And Dinkins Is Their Target

Thousands of off-duty police officers thronged around City Hall yesterday, swarming through police barricades to rally on the steps of the hall and blocking traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge for nearly an hour in the most unruly and angry police demonstration in recent memory.

The 300 uniformed officers who were supposed to control the crowd did little or nothing to stop the protesters from jumping barricades, tramping on automobiles, mobbing the steps of City Hall or taking over the bridge. In some cases, the on-duty officers encouraged the protesters.

While the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association had called the rally to protest Mayor David N. Dinkins's proposal to create an independent civilian agency that would look into police misconduct, the huge turnout -- estimated by the Police Department at 10,000 protesters -- and the harsh emotional pitch reflected widespread anger among rank-and-file officers toward the Mayor for his handling of riots against the police in Washington Heights last July, his refusal to give them semiautomatic weapons and his appointment of an outside panel to investigate corruption.

"He never supports us on anything," said Officer Tara Fanning of the Midtown South Precinct, echoing the view of many in the crowd. "A cop shoots someone with a gun who's a drug dealer, and he goes and visits the family." Dinkins Denounces Protest


They also beat an shoved a New York Times photographer and kicked a reporter in the stomach while on-duty officers did nothing
Posted by 951-Riverside | Mon Dec 22, 2014, 09:16 AM (5 replies)

Racine WI SWAT shoot small dog in back because it was a "distraction"

Protected by body armor, riot shields, a police dog and an armored vehicle, a fully militarized SWAT team feared for their lives when a small dog stepped into a front yard during a standoff, shooting the dog twice as the dog was retreating from them.

The incident was caught on a neighbor’s cell phone video, prompting outraged cries from the citizens watching the drama unfold from their home.

Racine Police Chief Art Howell said he was “saddened” by the incident but said the officers had to kill the dog to avoid unnecessary distraction.

"After the dog was released, the dynamics of this encounter changed. Officers, who for over three hours were focused on peacefully resolving this crisis through dialogue, were now forced to deal with the distraction and unpredictability of having the subject’s dog moving through the scene of this active encounter at a critical time."

The incident took place Saturday when the dog’s owner allowed the dog to defecate in a neighbor’s yard. When the neighbor demanded he pick up his dog’s feces, he simply kicked it over into a pile of leaves.


Posted by 951-Riverside | Wed Dec 17, 2014, 01:05 PM (11 replies)

Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For

In the early morning hours of June 27, 2013, a team of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies pulled up to the home of Eugene Mallory, an 80-year-old retired engineer living in the rural outskirts of Los Angeles county with his wife Tonya Pate and stepson Adrian Lamos.

The deputies crashed through the front gate and began executing a search warrant for methamphetamine on the property. Detective Patrick Hobbs, a self-described narcotics expert who claimed he "smelled the strong odor of chemicals" downwind from the house after being tipped off to illegal activity from an anonymous informant, spearheaded the investigation.

The deputies announced their presence, and Pate emerged from the trailer where she'd been sleeping to escape the sweltering summer heat of the California desert. Lamos and a couple of friends emerged from another trailer, and a handyman tinkering with a car on the property also gave himself up without resistance. But Mallory, who preferred to sleep in the house, was nowhere to be seen.

Deputies approached the house, and what happened next is where things get murky. The deputies said they announced their presence upon entering and were met in the hallway by the 80-year-old man, wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory's mattress indicated to investigators that he'd most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting. Investigators also found that an audio recording of the incident revealed a discrepancy in the deputies' original narrative: Before listening to the audio recording, [Sgt. John] Bones believed that he told Mallory to "Drop the gun" prior to the shooting. The recording revealed, however, that his commands to "Drop the gun" occurred immediately after the shooting.

When it was all over, Eugene Mallory died of six gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones' MP-5 9mm submachine gun. When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them on the bedside table.

Mallory had not fired of a single shot. The raid turned up no evidence of methamphetamine on the property.
Posted by 951-Riverside | Mon Dec 15, 2014, 10:42 PM (52 replies)

You will always show solidarity with Police Unions but will they ever show solidarity with YOU?



Posted by 951-Riverside | Thu Dec 11, 2014, 06:42 PM (2 replies)

Family of Man Shot Dead by Police File $10m Lawsuit, Partner Says it is a "Perfect" Crime

The family of a man shot dead by police in Long Beach have filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit.

Jason Conoscenti was killed as he ran away from officers. He was suspected of committing a robbery, but had no weapon other than scissors and a stick. Video taken of the incident show him running apparantly empty-handed before the shots were fired.

Attorney Dale Galipo filed the federal suit in downtown Los Angeles on behalf of the family, who also want a criminal charges to be filed against the officers responsible.

"If you don't have criminal prosecution in case where a video tape shows person's hands visible with nothing in their hands, like in the Beaird case, in the Conoscenti case, the question for many people is, what would it take?" Galipo said.

Jory Adamson, who had been Conoscenti’s partner for five years, also wants to see the police prosecuted for what he describes as a “perfect” crime.

However he is not holding out much hope following grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.

"They're going to get away with it. Missouri one grand jury, then New York grand jury, no indictment, no indictment, no indictment," Adamson said.

"So it's like, it’s a perfect way to kill someone to me :35 you just get away with it. Everybody's a bad guy except for them," he added.


However in LA County there has only been one officer prosecuted for an officer-involved shooting, and that was 14 year ago.
Posted by 951-Riverside | Mon Dec 8, 2014, 12:36 PM (2 replies)

I disagree to a certain degree

In these times, black lives matter

I don't care if its a unarmed black man (Eric Garner) just standing on a street and getting strangled to death or a unarmed homeless white man (Kelly Thomas) being beaten and strangled to death or a Hispanic man (Frank Mendoza) being gunned down for simply trying to escape from a parolee that broke into his house, all lives matter and will continue to matter.

I cannot stand for this idea that a race of people's lives matter over another when gangs of psychos are going around killing everyone, these cops are killing people left and right and it needs to end. If you can't say that All Lives Matter then you've already lost because you've created racial division instead of addressing the problem with mentally ill, gang types within police departments murdering people.

These psycho cops love that some are making it about race instead of about them because they know when a black person gets killed, many whites sit and look the other way and when a white person gets killed many blacks sit and look the other way.

By the way #AllLivesMatter and #BlackLivesMatter while noble in many respects isnt a real goal, as along as police officers with psychological issues are employed within these departments, allowed to kill people with impunity and there isnt a screening process implemented to remove these police officers, no amount of protests, no amount of hash tags, no amount of "additional training", no amount of body cameras will change anything.

Lets not forget about the baby who was blown up in his crib because they didn't want someone they suspected of selling drugs, flushing it.

And lets not forget about the multiple women Fullerton Officer Albert Rincon sexually assaulted while on duty and the Orange County DA declined to press charges but the city settled with 2.

And lets not forget about the bicyclist who was ran over because Deputy Andrew Francis Wood in Los Angeles decided to work on his computer while driving.

They're not only shooting people, they're raping and seriously injuring them too.

Finally, let me remind you that while Mike Brown's murder wasn't captured on tape, Jason Conoscenti was. He was shot in the back multiple times and killed as he ran away from cops, you can see him writhing on the ground as he takes his final breaths.

His crime? Allegedly stealing from a Target store.

This is why I stand firm and say All Lives Matter.
Posted by 951-Riverside | Sun Dec 7, 2014, 09:29 PM (1 replies)
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