Preppie Bicycle Cops Put Black Man In Coma In Baltimore, Break Vertabrae


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Bicycle cops arrested a black man in Baltimore after beating him half to death earlier this month. He died later at a hospital.

Freddie Gray had to undergo a double surgery on three broken vertebrae and an injured voice box on April 14th, after being beaten by police. He died later after days of being in a coma.

The 25-year old was arrested last week for an undisclosed violation.

But more may have happened to Gray than was on camera.

Oddly, according to CNN, Gray was able to breathe and to talk when he was placed in the transport wagon. When he was removed from the vehicle, “he could not talk and he could not breathe.”

The Associated Press says that officers did not put a seatbelt on Gray in the transport wagon, which may have had an effect on him.  However, is there more to the story?

The police said that he was restrained on the ground by an officer during the arrest, but “appeared to be fine” when he was taken to the district station. However, a cell phone video shows that the officers used force that some may see as “brutal.”

Protests have erupted in his neighborhood since Gray was sent to the hospital.

Since then, Lt. Brian Rice, 41, Officer Garrett Miller, 26, Sgt. Alicia White, 30, Officer William Porter, 25, Officer Edward Nero, 29, and Officer Caesar Goodson, 45, have all been suspended for the violation, according to the New York Times.

More:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/20/us/baltimore-freddie-gray-death/

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Slager Not Eligible For The Death Penalty

Michael Slager

North Charleston Patrolman 1st Class Michael T. Slager will not face the possibility of the death penalty in connection with the shooting of Walter Scott, states the Charleston newspaper Post and Courier.

The circumstances don’t meet the criteria necessary under S.C. law, Charleston County’s chief prosecutor said Monday.

Some news outlets claimed that Slager would be eligible for the death penalty due to his crime.

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said she carefully reviewed the state’s death penalty statute, which lists 22 aggravating circumstances that can trigger the state to seek lethal punishment.  None applied in this case, she said.

Those offenses include murders committed during kidnapping, robbery, drug trafficking and a host of other circumstances.

“Under South Carolina law, this case is not death penalty-eligible,” said Wilson.  Wilson’s office will be in charge of prosecuting Slager.

“There are aggravating circumstances which can take a murder case from being a maximum of life to death being the maximum sentence. None of those factors are present in this case,” said Wilson.

Bizarre Brawl In Arizona Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Updated post: video too bizarre and scary for young people. 

Police released video last Friday that shows a parking lot brawl at a Walmart at Cottonwood, Arizona, that left one suspect dead, and another suspect and a police officer shot.

The brawl broke out when eight officers from the Cottonwood Police Department responded to a call on Saturday, March 21st.

The suspects were identified by police as members of the Gaver family, some of whom are members of the Christian band Matthew 24 Now, states USA Today.

There are shots fired around the 3:05 mark in the video, though the video of the shooting is unclear.

A member of the Gaver family – Enoch Gaver – was reportedly killed in the incident.

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Oklahoma Man ‘Accidentally’ Shot By Police, Dies


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An Oklahoma man was shot and killed by a Tulsa County reserve deputy yesterday.  Reserve deputy Bob Bates said he thought he was holding a Taser stun gun when he shot and killed 44-year-old Eric Harris as Harris ran from and later struggled with deputies trying to arrest him, states the Associated Press.

Yahoo! News states that Harris was treated by medics at the scene but eventually died in a Tulsa hospital.

The shooting was on April 2nd, states Yahoo!.

Video Footage Of Florida Police Shooting


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Here is a video of the fatal police shooting of Lavall Hall in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The dash-cam footage was released on April 9th by the family of the 25-year-old Hall, who was a mentally ill man shot and killed by police officer Eddo Trimino in February. The officer can be heard shouting, “Get on the f***ing ground or you’re dead!” before firing five times.

The Miami Herald reports that the shooting occurred February 15th, after police were called to Hall’s home by his mother, who found him standing outside nearly naked and waving a broomstick. According to CBS Miami, Hall’s mother, Catherine Daniels, told officers that her son was diagnosed schizophrenic.

The shooting occurs at roughly the 0:54 mark in the video.

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http://gawker.com/dashcam-captures-florida-cop-fatally-shooting-mentally-1696811457

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MSNBC Interviews Person Who Recorded South Carolina Police Shooting


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A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man (Walter Scott) while the man ran away, according to The New York Times.

The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday.

An eyewitness to the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott spoke out about what he saw and what he recorded on his cell phone after that video was made public.

Strange? Georgia Cop Shoots Unarmed Naked Man

Where could the man possibly have hidden a gun?

A naked man, Anthony Hill, who was a veteran, was shot and killed by a police officer on Monday at an apartment complex in Chamblee, GA, northeast of Atlanta, states the New York Times.

He was black, unarmed, and was acting mentally ill, sources claim.

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The Death Penalty Of Indonesia

Indonesian police stand guard at Wijaya Pura port as the Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran pass through on their way to Nusa Kambangan ahead of their execution.

Last Wednesday, two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were taken from their Bali prison to an island where they will be executed.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia said his country was “revolted” by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug smuggling gang, left Bali’s Kerobokan jail in two armored vehicles and were taken to the airport.

The pair, sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia, were woken up in the early hours and given a few minutes to get ready, said local justice ministry official Nyoman Putra Surya.

They said “thank you” before leaving, and “we handcuffed them and they were quiet” before their transfer on a chartered flight, added Surya.

About 200 police, 50 soldiers and a water cannon were stationed outside the Bali prison as the men, in their early 30s, were driven out, said an AFP reporter.

The two men were being flown to Cilacap, on Java island, and will then be transferred to Nusa Kambangan island, home to several high-security prisons.  The executions take place in a jungle-skirted clearing on Nusa Kambangan.

Officials are yet to announce a date for their executions, but the transfer indicates it is imminent. Authorities must give convicts 72 hours notice before they are put to death.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has repeatedly called for Indonesia not to go ahead with the executions, said Australians were sickened by the developments, according to The Telegraph.

“We frankly are revolted by the prospect of these executions,” he said, adding that “right now millions of Australians are feeling sick in their guts”.

Australia has outlawed the death penalty.

The British newspaper The Guardian states that the two Australians are a part of a group of 11 prisoners being prepared for execution, and “the spotlight has been thrown on the use of the death penalty in the country.”  Dozens more are on death row and the government has declared there will be no mercy for those convicted of drug offenses.

Britain has also outlawed the death penalty.

The Guardian spoke to a police officer who has been part of the firing squad which operates on the prison island, Nusa Kambangan.  The officer is part of a wing of the Indonesian police corps known as the Mobile Brigade (“Brimob”).

His story is one that reveals Indonesia’s justice system and the conflicting emotions of those responsible for upholding the death penalty.

He says that pulling the trigger is the easy part.  The worst part is the human touch, he says, the connection with those who are about to die.  The executioner has to lace the prisoner’s limbs, hands and feet to a cross-shaped pole with thick rope.  The intimacy haunts people, he claims.

In the darkness of the night a light will be shined onto a circle drawn over the prisoner’s heart.

The firing squad, made up of 12 Brimob officers, will be five to 10 meters away and will shoot their M-16s when given the order.

“The mental burden is heavier for the officers that are responsible for handling the prisoners rather than shooting them,” he says. “Because those officers are involved in picking them up, and tying their hands together, until they are gone.”

The brigade carries out the executions on top of its regular duties, claims The Guardian.

Five Brimob officers are assigned to each prisoner, to escort them from the isolation cells in the middle of the night and accompany them to the clearing.

One team is assigned to escort and shackle the prisoners, a second team is the firing squad.

The officer says prisoners can “decide if they want to cover their face” before they are tied up.  They are tied up to make sure their heart or the position of their body does not move.

Using a thick rope known as “tali tambang” in Indonesian, the officer says he avoids speaking to the prisoners when he binds their hands behind their back and onto the poles, kneeling or standing as they wish.  He treats the prisoners gently.

“I don’t make conversation with the prisoners. I treat them like they are a member of my own family,” he claims. “I say only, ‘I’m sorry, I am just doing the job.'”

He says that by the time he escorts the prisoners from their cells to the clearing “they are resigned to their fate…”

There’s a limit to the number of executions an officer can take, states The Guardian.

When asked whether shooting someone in this way takes a psychological toll, the man says, “If we do the executions once or twice it is not a problem, but if we have to do it many times we will certainly be subject to psychological problems.”

Tamir Rice’s Death Is His Own Fault, Claims City Of Cleveland


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The mayor of Cleveland has apologized after the city claimed that Tamir Rice died because of his own actions, according to BuzzFeed. Rice was the 12-year-old boy shot dead by a police officer in November while holding a toy gun.

Speaking at a news conference Monday, Mayor Frank Jackson said that a complaint detailing the city’s defense against a lawsuit filed on behalf of the boy’s family used a poor choice of words. He said he was sorry for the “insensitivity of those words.”

Killer Of ‘American Sniper’ Found Guilty

Eddie Ray Routh – the shooter of Chris Kyle – was found to be guilty, as opposed to “not guilty by reason of insanity.” CNN reports.


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