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Out-of-Control Cop Just Had to Shoot After Escalating Unnecessary Conflict

More than an hour after a father called 911 in Sacramento County to calmly ask for assistance for his son who was stressed after meeting for the first time with a psychiatrist, and who had since taken his medication and fallen asleep on a mattress in the living room, a deputy arrived at their home, ignored the parents’ efforts to explain that an officer’s intervention was no longer necessary, barged into their home without permission, and twice yelled “Get up!”

The son, although starled, stood up as directed. Then, while apparently expecting to be handcuffed, faced the wall and put his hands behind his back.

The deputy then ordered the son, whose mental illness included an extreme phobia of germs, to “get on the ground.” The son, who the parents say was psychologically unable to lie down on a dirty floor, started to get down but then stood back up while asking the deputy to arrest him.

For purposes of understanding the events, the deputy’s name is McEntire, the son’s name was Johnathan, the father's name is Ted Rose. http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/07/09/59178.htm

"This was not a sufficient response for McEntire," {a} complaint states. McEntire, without warning or reflection, bear-hug tackled Johnathan into the wall with sufficient force so as to cause Johnathan to bust a hole through the wall. McEntire then hit Johnathan on the head with his metal flashlight, again without warning. Johnathan, with McEntire on top of him, fell onto his mattress on the floor. McEntire, on top of Johnathan, started to pummel him with punches. At that point, Johnathan attempted to defend himself by trying to block McEntire's blows, and he also threw some punches in response to McEntire's blows in a desperate attempt to try to stop the attack.

The father, who was reportedly shocked by the bizarre turn of events, grabbed his son in an attempt to end the physical confrontation.

"Then without warning, Deputy McEntire fired three shots in rapid succession into Johnathan while Ted Rose held his son.
The Roses say they asked McEntire to administer first aid to their son. He not only refused, but forbade the family from doing it, according to the complaint.
When an ambulance arrived, Johnathan was still breathing. But sheriff's deputies refused to allow any members of the family to accompany Johnathan to the hospital - detaining Theodore Jr. in the back of a police car and threatening to arrest Johnathan's sister Tiffany, who hadn't even been home at the time of the shooting.

The parents say that the deputy who killed their son lacked training. They said that any reasonably trained officer would have responded without escalating the situation and using unnecessary deadly force.
Posted by AnotherMcIntosh | Tue Jul 9, 2013, 10:09 PM (23 replies)

Revolving-Door Justice -- Nanny Cam Attack Suspect Did Time in Similar Crime

A man accused of attempted murder of a New Jersey mother as she watched cartoons with her 3-year-old and while being recorded by a nanny cam was previously sentenced to to prison for a similar crime. Since pleading guilty for the earlier attack, and being released, he has been convicted of 12 additional felonies around New Jersey.

For the earlier home invasion in which he plead guilty, he reportedly broke into a house and started going through a jewelry box in a bedroom, hid in a closet when the front door opened, and then brutally attacked the mother of a 18-month-old daughter in front of her daughter.

Maybe it would be a good idea if the New Jersey officials would stop their practice of letting him out so early.


Warning: This video is not for the faint hearted.

Posted by AnotherMcIntosh | Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:36 PM (1 replies)

Elderly 75-year Old Illinois Man Who Picked Dandelions for Food Gets $75 Ticket

A 75-year-old retiree who lives in the Chicago area with his wife on a $1,500-a-month Social Security payment was caught picking dandelions by a Cook County Forest Preserve cop. At one time, the Chicago area was covered with trees and bushes. Most are gone, but some land has been set aside for the preservation of what remains. The dandelion is a weed which is not a native one.

The Forest Preserve cop gave the retiree a $75 ticket, an increase in his blood pressure, and a story to tell his wife. His court date is set for July 9th. A forest preserve cop is a political appointee who got his position by knowing someone. He can wear a uniform like a real cop. And apparently throw his weight around while ignoring common sense.

There is nothing to indicate that the Social Security retiree was picking the dandelions for any purpose other than to help sustain his wife and himself. However,
"A spokeswoman for the forest preserve district noted that foraging is prohibited there and called the practice "unsustainable, especially when it's done for commercial purposes"


On the plus side, the Forest Preserve cop didn't Taze him.

Posted by AnotherMcIntosh | Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:37 PM (7 replies)
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