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Posted September 10, 2017

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Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Posted Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
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Posted Thursday, May 18, 2016
Here the FBI show that the “War on Cops” is pure propaganda.

Posted Monday, May 9, 2016
I know what the law enforcers in the group are thinking, “Why didn’t the woman/lawyer just answer the officer’s question, be done with the procedure/questions, and be on her way in 15 minutes?” To which I would reply, “Why can’t American citizens simply exercise their rights without being treated like a criminal from the local enforcers?” Asking that standard question of “Ma’am, do you know why I pulled you over?” is mildly antagonistic, a question that tries to place authority in the dialogue directly on the police officer.  It also has the effect of getting the citizen to confess. In an environment of “What you say can and will be used against you,” why would anyone offer friendly, confessional, self-incriminating statements?

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016
These gentlemen are presumably law enforcers. They carry a civic code book with them–on their person or left in their car–to cite evidence of the law yet they seem to think their legal opinion suffices when it comes to bullying the public. What’s satisfying about watching these videos is that the legal opinions of bullies in blue do not prevail when pressed with the law. I found it funny how the officer belittled the responsible kid and bike-rider for knowing the law. What–only police officers are allowed to know the law, and any other presentation of legal facts or code is Facebook or Cracker Jack opinion? It’s this official disdain that citizens find troubling. Though it is true that what matters ultimately is the law, one does have to be careful of armed opinions.  Maybe . . . just maybe, the unarmed citizen should avoid arguing nuanced legal points with an armed officer. That is what makes this video particularly interesting.

Here is a second, follow-up video of an officer using his legal opinion to harass innocent bike riders.

I can imagine that being a police officer is a tough job.  Though most tax-payers are sold on the idea that these tax-farmers put their life at stake everyday, I have my doubts.  On the contrary, I think it is the citizens whose lives are at stake in this political climate of the War on Drugs with “No-Knock” raids that often end up killing or injuring both innocent residents and non-violent officers.  Regardless, drugs do not warrant armed and camouflaged strangers trespassing, then breaking into your property in the middle of the night.

Hesperia, CA Attack Dog Attacks Cop’s Son
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2015

Filming Cops has the story:

RIALTO — A 4-yr-old boy will have to live the rest of his life with only one leg, after a police attack dog was allowed to get loose and maul his body.

The attack dog [a Belgian Malinois] belongs to the child’s father, who is a Rialto Police Officer.

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The child is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Loma Linda California.

The dog mauled him so badly and for such an extended length of time that his leg had to be amputated.

One can only imagine the fear and agonizing pain that the 4-yr-old went through as the animal ripped through his skin and muscle tissue with its fangs.

RELATED: “Inattentive” Driving Cop Runs Over 101-yr-old Woman on Daily Walk and Kills Her — No Charges Filed Against Cop

The animal began attacking the child on Sunday afternoon at Officer Michael Mastaler’s home in Hesperia, CA, according to reports.

Officer Mastaler decided to release the attack dog from its kennel while his child was inside playing video games.

Officer Mastaler then left the dog free to roam around the yard while he went in his room to change, no longer supervising the child, according to reports.

That’s when the 4-yr-old boy went outside.

The animal, being trained to attack humans, charged the child and began attacking him.

Officer Mastaler did not shoot the dog, and it is unknown where he was as this attack occurred—presumably in his bedroom changing.

The child’s screams were so loud that a neighbor ran into the yard and tried to kick the dog away in order to save the child’s life.

But the dog would not release its teeth from the child’s leg, forcing the neighbor to physically pry open the animal’s jaws while two other teenagers from the neighborhood pulled the child away from the dog.

Officer Mastaler will not be facing any discipline and the incident has been judged to be an accident.

RELATED: Politician Openly Calls for the Mental Examination of All Police Officers (Video)

The police are currently deciding whether the animal will be used in service again, according to reports. 

As a result of the amputation, the child will have to use an artificial leg for the rest of his life.

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74 Year Old Army Veteran Shot Dead by Officers Conducting a Courtesy Welfare Check

Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2015

 

This podcaster’s delivery style is affected for entertainment. Too much of the theatrics and a borrowing of phrases from other political commentary. Fine. But he inadvertently misses or glosses over an important point made by the brother of James Howard Allen–he WAS hard of hearing! Don’t need to use the speculative “maybe he was hard of hearing.” The brother tells us so. Do a little more work on your stories.

An excellent point that the Young Turk does make is this: do not call the police for assistance and especially not to check up on a family member.  And especially not at 10:30 on  a Saturday night.  Wow!  Poor judgment.

Here’s how it started, “Police say they conducted a welfare check around 10 p.m. Saturday at a home on Mary Avenue in Gastonia after Allen’s family, in Anson County, were unable to reach him. Fearing he was in need of medical assistance, relatives asked for officers to check on him.”  This is where the trouble began.  This detail places the blame regrettably but squarely on the family–the brother and sister–or whoever called the police.  They should know better.

The police were conducting a courtesy welfare check at the behest of the family.  They really did make the extra effort to contact Mr. Allen.  “When police got to the home, Allen didn’t answer the door. After checking hospitals, police went back to Allen’s home. When they couldn’t locate him after several attempts, a decision was made to enter his home through the back door.”  According to this story, the police called the fire department–it were the firefighters who broke down Mr. Allen’s back door.  Raw Story says that “Gastonia police then contacted the Gastonia Fire Department and Gaston Emergency Medical Services at 11:30 p.m. and a ‘decision was made to enter the house, concerned that he may be inside in need of emergency assistance,’ Helton said.”  Why would they do this to someone’s property without his permission.  Mr. Allen had just undergone surgery, and I am sure he was a little furmished. But I don’t think that he was declared mentally incompetent.

Okay, so the police made the extra effort to contact Mr. Allen.  They even went so far as to break into his home through the back door.  Where the story gets murky is in the confrontation.  “Police say when Gastonia Police officer Josh Lefevers entered the home, he was confronted with deadly force. They say Allen had a firearm in his hand and officer Lefevers shot and fatally wounded him.  ‘Announcements were made that the police were on the scene,’ Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said.”  “Announcements”?  Why not get confirmation?  Why not wait until they make visual contact and receive an audible from the property owner?  Why not shine a flash light?

“[Allen] was challenged to lay the gun down,” Helton continued. “The gun was pointed in the direction of the officers and a shot was fired that fatally wounded him.”  The gun was pointed in the direction of the officers?  Can the language be more non-specific?

And challenged to lay down the gun?  What does that mean?  Was he dared?  “I dare ya! I double dare ya!?”  It seems to me that it is a lack of social awareness and negotiating intelligence.

The case is being investigated by the SBI, State Bureau of Investigation.  But I think we can guess how the decision is going to come down.  I mean were other witnesses on behalf of Mr. Allen present?  Hardly.  Each of the witness were city or county employees.  They’re all working right now to keep their stories straight.  A man was killed.  And police walk.

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