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Former St Louis Officer Arrested for Murder of Lamar Smith

Why is it this cop wound up in Harris County? Applying for a job as a guard? Harris County jail has a bit of a reputation for prisoners dying in custody, both from “natural”, and decidedly un-natural causes.

Shooting and crash in north St. Louis

Former St. Louis cop arrested, charged with first-degree murder for 2011 police shooting

A former St. Louis police officer has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the on-duty shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith — an incident that led to one of the largest wrongful-death settlements stemming from a police shooting in the city’s history, the Post-Dispatch has learned.

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce’s office on Monday charged Jason Stockley, 35, of Houston. St. Louis police and U.S. marshals arrested Stockley on Monday at his home in the 6300 block of Chevy Chase Drive in Houston.

St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Mullen ordered Stockley held without bail. He is in custody in Harris County, Texas.

“I’m disappointed because I know what fine public servants the vast majority of police officers are, and this kind of conduct on the part of this former officer doesn’t reflect the excellent work I see from them every day,” Joyce said. “So it’s disappointing in that regard, but it’s important that people understand that if you commit a crime, and we have the evidence to prove it, it doesn’t matter to us what you do for a living. Our job is to hold people accountable if we have the evidence. And in this case, we do.”

Dotson said Joyce’s decision to charge Stockley was the “culmination of years of investigative work,” in a prepared statement he issued Tuesday.

“The department spent countless hours on this case, all in an effort to ascertain the true facts of what occurred on December 20, 2011,” he said. “I hold my officers to the highest standards. Stockley’s actions were in no way representative of the dedicated service of the men and women who serve on this department.”

Stockley shot Smith, 24, in December 2011 after a suspected drug transaction and high-speed chase. State and federal prosecutors had filed no charges.

After shooting at Smith’s car, Stockley and his partner, Officer Brian Bianchi, chased the victim at speeds over 80 mph. While in pursuit, the police SUV crashed, backed up and continued following Smith’s vehicle.

During the chase, Stockley says, “going to kill this (expletive deleted), don’t you know it,” according to court documents filed Monday. As Smith’s car was slowing to a stop, Stockley tells Bianchi to “hit him right now,” at which point the driver slams the police SUV into Smith’s car. Court documents did not disclose the source of the quotes.

Stockley then approached Smith’s car on the driver’s side and shot five times into the car, striking Smith with each shot. A gun was recovered from the victim’s car, but lab analysis revealed the presence of only Stockley’s DNA, according to the documents….More Here

 

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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A Year Later Bad Cops in Alameda, Ca. Charged With Felonies

Took a while, and a video seen around the world – but San Francisco authorities have finally decided to some down hard on two bad cops.

Deputies charged in San Francisco beating caught on video

Two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies have been charged with multiple felonies after video showed them repeatedly hitting a suspected car thief during an arrest in San Francisco last year, officials said Tuesday.

The alleyway beating of the suspect, Stanislav Petrov, was caught on surveillance video (Note: The video, above, is disturbing and contains several shouted obscenities) and released on YouTube in November by the San Francisco public defender’s office, which said it received the footage from someone who operates a security camera in the area.

The grainy footage shows two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies chasing a man on foot. As the man slows, one officer tackles him and punches him twice. The second officer arrives and starts hitting Petrov with his baton. Soon both officers can be seen hitting Petrov with their batons.

Sometimes Petrov can be seen lying on the ground and other times on his knees. Once the officers begin striking him, he does not appear to be resisting.

“Policing that violates our constitutional rights damages the reputation of every person that wears the uniform, and it damages the public’s perception of those that are sworn to serve,” San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon said in a statement announcing the charges. “When officers take the law into their own hands, they undermine the moral authority of the entire criminal justice system.”

The deputies, Luis Santamaria and Paul Wieber, are 14- and three-year veterans of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, respectively, officials said. They are charged with assault under the color of authority, battery with serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon. They’re expected to surrender by Wednesday and be held in lieu of $140,000 bail….Read the Rest...

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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US Navy Officer Arrested for Spying for China

The Spy v Spy game never stops…

Active duty U.S. Navy officer charged with spying

A U.S. Navy commander has been charged with espionage and attempted espionage, and communicating defense information to a foreign nation, CBS News has learned.

The officer, whose name is redacted from the charging document, was charged with two counts of espionage, three counts of attempted espionage and five counts of communicating defense information.

Charging documents assert that the commander shared secret information relating to U.S. national defense to a representative of a foreign government.

The commander was also charged with one count of prostitution and one count of adultery.

The U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) reports that several sources familiar with the case said the country to which the commander passed secrets was China.

USNI also reports the commander was Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin, who served on some of the Navy’s most sensitive intelligence gathering aircraft. USNI reports Lin was a Taiwanese national before his family moved to the U.S. One source confirms to CBS News the name of the officer is Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin.

An Article 32 hearing was held on Friday, April 8.

The investigation is being conducted jointly by the FBI and NCIS.

The last notorious case of a Navy officer spying happened in the 1980s.

John Anthony Walker worked as a Soviet spy while serving as communications specialist for the U.S. Navy.

He led a ring that delivered key information to the Soviet Union from 1967 until 1985. Walker’s covert dealings made it possible for the Soviets to unscramble military communications and find U.S. submarines at any time.

He had already retired as a Navy officer when arrested in 1985. Other members of his ring included his sailor son Michael, his brother Arthur James Walker, who also served in the Navy, and his friend Jerry Alfred Whitworth, who trained in the Navy’s satellite communications. Though Walker is thought to have won a high military rank from the Russians, he also became a member of the Ku Klux Klan and the John Birch Society.

Many believe that John Walker’s actions were the biggest security breach of the Cold War. Once arrested, Walker would only agree to plead guilty if his son was granted leniency for his minor involvement. Walker was given three life sentences, and died in prison in 2014.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2016 in International Terrorism, Uncategorized

 

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Trump Campaign Manager Arrested

The Trump Thugs are going down. Donald Trump’s National Campaign Manager’s mugging of a female reporter has earned him a visit to the Police Station with a charges of assault.

Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Battery Of Reporter He Called ‘Delusional’

Corey Lewandowski turned himself in to police early Tuesday.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with battery Tuesday following an incident in which he allegedly grabbed a reporter, Michelle Fields, at a campaign event earlier this month.

Lewandowski turned himself in to police Tuesday morning in Jupiter, Florida, where he was charged with misdemeanor battery.

Trump and Lewandowski have repeatedly denied that the campaign manager grabbed Fields, and Lewandowski has called Fields “delusional.”

Fields released a photo of her arm with a series of finger-shaped bruises. And newly released video footage appears to show Lewandowski reaching over and roughly grabbing Fields at the Jupiter event, nearly throwing her off balance.

The video suggests that Lewandowski was lying when he attacked Fields’ credibility and accused her of seeking attention. This is a tactic Trump himself has popularized, through vicious and personal attacks on journalists like Megyn Kelly and Jorge Ramos.

Fields resigned from Breitbart News shortly after the incident, because she said the news outlet failed to publicly stand by her.

The Trump campaign responded to the charges Tuesday morning, telling reporters that Lewandowski will plead not guilty and that he intends to fight the charges.

Lewandowski will be represented by two defense lawyers. One of them is Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. attorney who was forced to resign that post in 1996 after he was accused of biting a stripper in Miami.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2016 in The Clown Bus

 

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More Trump Supporters Charged and Arrested for Assault

This one turns out to be a Trump hired goon…Looks like a Felony to me.

Sixty-seven-year-old Linda Rothman was also charged for a separate incident with details not fully yet known.

Trump supporters charged with assault for rally attacks

A Donald Trump campaign supporter seen on video sucker-punching and then stomping on a prone protester at a rally in Tucson has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

Officials say 32-year-old Tony Pettway was released at the scene and will have to appear in court.

In addition to Pettway, 67-year-old Linda Rothman was charged with misdemeanor assault for an incident at the rally in the Tucson Convention Center on Saturday, although details of that incident are unclear.

Pettway’s attack was captured on multiple videos, showing him ripping the sign out of the hand of a protester being escorted away from him and then punching the man. After the victim is on the ground, Pettway then repeatedly kicks him.

CBS affiliate KOLD in Tucson reports the victim’s name is Bryan Sanders.

“I was being escorted out of the building, I had that in my right hand a peace sign up,” Sanders said. “A guy grabbed the sign out of my right hand and sucker punched me. Then he go to top of me and hit me several more times.”

Amateur video from earlier in the rally appears to show Sanders accompanying a woman who was wearing a hood in the style of the Ku Klux Klan, as she makes what appears to be a Nazi-style salute. It appears the sign Sanders was carrying was a picture of Trump with the Confederate flag superimposed on top.

 
 

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Black Officer Charged in Dallas Shooting in 3 Days

Wow! It seems the Officers of the Law can be held accountable…If they are black or Asian.

Only took 3 days for the DA to file charges!

Why does this take so long in other places?

Farmers Branch officer charged with murder in off-duty shooting of Dallas teen

Officer Ken Johnson

In a move rarely seen in shootings involving police, an off-duty Farmers Branch officer has been charged with murder three days after fatally shooting a teenager and wounding another.

Officer Ken Johnson, 35, was arrested Wednesday night in the death of Jose Cruz, the Dallas 16-year-old who was shot after an “altercation” Sunday evening in Addison.

Johnson was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting of Cruz’s classmate, Edgar Rodriguez, who is expected to survive.

“We had probable cause to make the arrest this evening,” Addison Police Chief Paul Spencer said in a written statement. “But this is a rapidly evolving situation, and it remains an active investigation.”

Johnson used a semi-automatic pistol to shoot Cruz and Rodriguez, according to an affidavit obtained by WFAA (Channel 8). Officers who were dispatched to the 14300 block of Marsh Lane found Johnson standing in the roadway, the affidavit states.

“It was further determined that Cruz’s death was caused by being intentionally shot by Johnson with a firearm,” the affidavit states.

Dallas County judges, however, sealed many of the warrants that were issued related to the case — including Johnson’s arrest warrants and multiple search warrants.

Cruz’s Dodge Challenger, Johnson’s Chevrolet Tahoe and data recorders from both vehicles were some of the items seized, court records say.

Authorities also obtained search warrants Wednesday — also sealed — for video from a business located near the shooting. It is unclear whether the video shows Johnson shooting the teens.

Spencer, the Addison police chief, said Wednesday that he expects several more weeks of investigation. An internal affairs inquiry by the Farmers Branch Police Department is ongoing.

Johnson’s attorney, Chris Livingston, questioned why the charges were filed without the case being presented to a grand jury. It “can only be explained by the fact that my client is a black police officer.”…Read The Rest Here...

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter, Domestic terrorism

 

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Baltimore School Officers Arrested Over Teen Smackdown

Yeah…It looks bad…But…

2 Baltimore School Officers Arrested in Assault on Teenager

Two police officers for the Baltimore schools have been arrested after the release of a cellphone video showing one of them slapping and kicking a teenager while the second officer stood by.

One officer, Anthony Spence, 44, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree child abuse by a custodian and misconduct in office in the episode, which occurred March 1, according to a statement by the Baltimore police. Officer Spence posted bond and was released Wednesday.

The second officer, Saverna Bias, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office. She also posted bond and was released, according to court records.

In the video, an officer, who was later identified as Officer Spence, can be seen slapping and kicking the teenager.

Officer Spence acknowledged in a conversation with The Associated Press on Friday that he was the subject of a criminal investigation into the actions captured on cellphone video last week at the Reach! Partnership School.

“Right now I’m the bad guy,” he said. He referred questions to his lawyer, Michael Davey, who did not immediately respond to a phone call Wednesday morning.

The school district has its own police force separate from city police. The Baltimore City Police began a criminal investigation into the incident at the school after the eight-second clip surfaced.

School officials initially said that the officers had responded to a reported intruder, and that the young man in the video was not a student. On Friday, the school system said in a statement that he was “believed to be a student on the school’s roster.” The young man’s lawyer, Lauren Geisser, says he is a 10th-grader.

On Monday, the chief executive of Baltimore City Schools, Gregory Thornton, met with parents to discuss the video and said he would review training and selection of school police officers.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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