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Chicago Cop Who Murdered Laquan McDonald to be Charged

Another Killer Cop in Chicago looks like he is headed to trial for the killing of a 17 year old black kid.

Coroner’s Report shows the 16 shots which hit Laquan McDonald in the front and back, when he was on the ground by Officer Jason Van Dyke


Reports: Chicago police officer to be charged with murder of black teen shot 16 times

A white Chicago police officer is expected to be charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of an African American teenager caught on dash-cam video, sources close to the investigation told the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times Monday night.

Unnamed officials told the news organizations that Officer Jason Van Dyke is expected to appear at a bond hearing at noon Tuesday at which time he is also expected to be charged with murder. His lawyer has said that the officer’s actions were lawful.

“He believed in his heart of hearts that he was in fear for his life…he was concerned about the lives of [other] police officers,” Daniel Herbert told reporters last week.

If Van Dyke is indicted, the case will mark the first time a Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder for an on-duty fatality in 35 years, according to the Tribune.

These reports come just a week after a judge ruled that the footage of the shooting must be released to the public by Wednesday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has been accused of withholding incriminating evidence over the course of a 13-month investigation into the incident.

Like so many deaths at the hands of police, Laquan McDonald’s seemed at first destined to be mired in an unending he-said, she-said.

The Chicago Police Department initially stated that McDonald, a 17-year-old African American, “lunged” at officers with a knife in a Burger King parking lot. The department’s longtime spokesperson, Pat Camden, said at the scene that McDonald posed “a very serious threat,” leaving one officer no choice but to lodge a fatal bullet into the teenager’s chest.

Reporters and a few witnesses were skeptical of this account, especially after the Cook County Medical Examiner announced that McDonald in fact had “multiple” gunshot wounds. An autopsy later revealed that McDonald had been shot 16 times, in different places all over his body.

Jamie Kalven, the freelance journalist who first obtained the autopsy through a Freedom of Information Act request, called these details “the silent testimony of Laquan McDonald’s corpse.”

Gunshot wound of the left scalp. Gunshot wound of the neck. Gunshot wound of the right upper leg. And so on.

At least two bullets appeared to have gone through McDonald’s back.

The medical examiner described a “well-developed, well-nourished” young man with dreadlocks and several tattoos. One on the right arm read “Quan”; another on his right hand read “Good Son”; a last on the other hand depicted a pair of dice accompanied by the catchphrase “YOLO,” short for “You Only Live Once.”…Read the Rest of this developing story here

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Posted by on November 24, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter, The New Jim Crow


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Blue Criminals Matter – Nov 9th

One of the things that has been exposed by BLM and other folks looking at Police Accountability is the level of criminality within the Police Forces themselves. It is a pretty common theme in most TV Police drama that the officers are affected by their jobs, and some seek refuge in drinking. What is not discussed, is there is a criminality level within the Police Forces which appears to statistically mirror the general population…If not worse.


Decided to post the Police Criminality incidents, and results on a weekly basis as a feature. Perhaps it will stimulate a conversation, if not, in some small way, help tear down the wall of invincibility relative to accountability.

  1. ‏@NPMRP 8m8 minutes ago – Kern Co., CA deputy faces charges for firing his gun outside casino. Fellow deputy pled guilty to aiding him.
  2. ‏@NPMRP 37m37 minutes ago – USCBP (Douglas, AZ) fmr agent pled guilty to smuggling marijuana from Mexico. He will be sentenced in January.
  3. ‏@NPMRP 1h1 hour ago – Update:Memphis, TN officer remains suspended after grand jury did not indict for shooting death of Darrius Stewart.
  4. ‏@NPMRP 2h2 hours ago – Lorain, OH officer suspended for 30 days for giving his wife credentials to access confidential police database.
  5. ‏@NPMRP 2h2 hours ago – Fort Smith, AR officer suspended w/o pay for 30 days after sexual harassment complaint filed by another officer.
  6. ‏@NPMRP 3h3 hours ago – Millburn, NJ to pay $455k in damages to fmr sergeant who was retaliated against for whistleblowing against officer
  7. ‏@NPMRP 3h3 hours ago – Update: Chatham Co., GA deputies sentenced for death of Matthew Ajibade. One given 30 days in jail; other probation
  8. ‏@NPMRP 4h4 hours ago – Lafayette Parish, LA deputy arrested for OWI and speeding.
  9. ‏@NPMRP 4h4 hours ago – USCBP (Brownsville, TX) agent charged w/ murder and other charges related to organized crime & trafficking.
  10. ‏@NPMRP 5h5 hours ago – Marksville, LA marshals (2) charged with 2nd deg murder for shooting death of six year old boy.
  11. ‏@NPMRP Nov 4 – Suffolk Co., NY will pay $95,000 to Long Island man beaten by a deputy.
  12. ‏@NPMRP Nov 4 – Los Angeles Co.,CA settles lawsuit with woman who was raped by on-duty deputy for $6,000,000
  13. ‏@NPMRP Nov 4 – Suffolk Co., MA deputy arrested for assaulting teen.
  14. ‏@NPMRP Nov 4 – Phoenix, AZ officer arrested for family assault.
  15. ‏@NPMRP Nov 4 – Conway, AR fmr officer arrested for child pornography possession.
  16. ‏@NPMRP Nov 4 – Louisiana Dept of Public Safety officer arrested for attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a woman.
  17. ‏@NPMRP Nov 4 – Cook Co., IL deputy convicted of domestic violence and sentenced to 30 days in jail
  18. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – Watervliet, NY officer charged w/ participation in a drug ring. Another’s home was searched in unrelated issue.
  19. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – Bardstown, KY officer fired for interference in missing person case that involved his brother.
  20. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – England, AR officer fired and arrested for falsely claiming he was shot during traffic stop.
  21. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – Lynchburg, VA officer indicted for obtaining money by way of false pretenses.
  22. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – Update: East Cleveland, OH 2 officers pled guilty to ripping off $1000s from drug dealers. Will testify against 3rd.
  23. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – Update: Los Angeles Co., CA fmr sergeant sentenced to eight years for beating a handcuffed jail visitor. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – USCIS officer pled guilty to concealing relationship w/ foreign national in security clearance investigation.
  24. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – Update: Jersey City, NJ officer acquitted for fatal hit-and-run in 2013:
  25. ‏@NPMRP Nov 3 – San Juan, TX officer suspended after rollover crash that left several injured. Use of alcohol is suspected.
  26. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – Glendale, CA officer arrested for drunkenly assaulting officers in Burbank.
  27. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – Columbus, MS officer fired and two others were suspended for their roles in fatal shooting of Ricky Ball in October.
  28. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – Mercer Co., NJ officer suspended and charged for accessing database and sharing mugshot of suspect shot by officers
  29. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – Lafayette Parish, LA deputy arrested for smuggling drugs into the jail.
  30. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – New York, NY settled lawsuit against deaf and mute woman who was wrongly arrested for $750,000.
  31. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – Update: Ramsey Co., MN fmr deputy pled guilty to selling merchandise to pawn shop that was criminal evidence.
  32. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – Los Angeles Co., CA deputy pled not guilty to assault & battery against a bartender for 2014 bar fight.
  33. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – Newark, NJ officer suspended and arrested for pointing his gun at a man in an off-duty incident.
  34. ‏@NPMRP Nov 2 – Austin, TX fmr officer has manslaughter case dismissed by federal judge who cited immunity.
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Posted by on November 9, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter


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Louisiana Officer Charged In SUV Shooting KIlling 6 YO Boy

This one has an interesting twist, which explains the rapid charging of the officers involved…

2 Louisiana Officers Charged With Second-Degree Murder in Killing of Boy, 6

The young victim – Jeremy Mardis

Two police officers have been arrested on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy during a pursuit of his father in a sport utility vehicle in central Louisiana, the state police said Friday.

The officers, Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Lt. Derrick Stafford, who were placed on administrative leave after the chase on Tuesday, also face charges of attempted second-degree murder, Col. Michael Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said during a news conference on Friday.

The father, Chris Few, who was driving, was critically injured in the shooting. Mr. Few’s son, Jeremy Mardis, was killed after the police opened fire on the S.U.V.

The coroner said the boy was struck several times in the head and chest. An autopsy was performed on Wednesday, but a final report was not expected to be ready for eight weeks.

“He didn’t deserve to die like that and that’s what’s important,” Colonel Edmonson said Friday. “That little boy was buckled in the front seat of that vehicle and that was how he died.”

Colonel Edmonson said that over the past 72 hours, investigators had studied footage from body cameras, interviewed witnesses and listened to 911 recordings. He promised a “methodical and detail oriented investigation.”

He declined to say why the police began pursuing Mr. Few’s vehicle, or what caused them to open fire.

Describing the body camera footage, Colonel Edmonson said, “I can tell you as a father it was one of the most disturbing things I have witnessed.”

Two other police officers were involved in the chase, in addition to Officer Greenhouse and Lieutenant Stafford, the superintendent said, but he declined to say whether either of the other officers was suspected of wrongdoing.

He said investigators would follow the case “wherever this takes us” and that the state police had seized guns from all officers present during the shooting.

All four are officers with the Marksville, La., police who work part time as city marshals.

Norris Greenhouse Jr., left, and Lt. Derrick Stafford.

So THAT’s what it takes to see justice when a policeman wrongly kills a citizen.

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Posted by on November 7, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter, The Definition of Racism


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Police Misconduct

You would think Officers of the Law would be beyond theft, wife abuse, and murder… But they are human, too.

The above?


Just to make that point there is a site which tracks cases of Officer Misconduct among the Police

Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked from Friday, August 28 through Tuesday, September 8, 2015 which were condensed from a Twitter Feed:

  • Charlotte County, Florida: A deputy was fired and arrested for using a law enforcement database to find information about women. He has been accused of harassment.
  • Update: Charlotte-Mecklenberg, North Carolina: The officer who fatally shot Jonathan Ferrell will not face second trial after his first ended in a hung jury.
  • New York, New York: The City paid $57,500 to a plumber who was wrongfully arrested for carrying an illegal knife.
  • Montgomery, Alabama: An officer was arrested along with his wife for an episode of domestic violence.
  • Garfield, New Jersey: An officer arrested was for DUI after crashing a car while he was off duty.
  • Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (Boston): An officer was arrested for assault at a stadium. She was already on leave for domestic violence and also has been named in a civil rights suit against the agency.
  • Millis, Massachusetts: An officer was fired and arrested for fabricating a story about a shootout and firing his weapon into his own cruiser that had caught fire after hitting a tree.
  • Update: Baltimore, Maryland (First reported 05-01-15): The City has agreed to pay the family of Freddie Gray $6.4 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Corning, Arkansas: An officer was arrested on drug and database misuse charges.
  • Update: El Paso County, Texas (First reported 05-08-14): A now-former deputy was indicted for fondling a woman in custody.
  • New Ulm, Minnesota: The police chief was arrested for domestic
  • Mounds, Illinois: The police chief resigned after being suspended for his actions in a bar fight.
  • Fox Lake, Illinois: The police chief resigned after he was suspended for an altercation with a
  • Update: Eagle County, Colorado (First reported 10-08-14): A deputy was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days of work release after he pled guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from an alleged sexual assault. He also must register as sex offender.
  • Update: Fairfax County, Virginia: The prosecutor will not seek charges in the tasing death of Natasha McKenna while in custody.
  • Update: Clovis, California (First reported 08-25-15): An officer will not face criminal charges after domestic violence arrest. He remains on paid leave while he faces administrative charges.
  • Columbus, Ohio: A now-former officer was indicted for stealing $90,000 in veterans’ benefits after her mother passed away.
  • San Francisco, California: A now-former officer was arrested for grand theft and embezzlement.
  • Florida State Police: Twelve officers were fired, forced into retirement, or disciplined for participating in a bogus overtime scheme.
  • Santa Clara County, California: Three deputies were placed on leave and arrested after the jailhouse death of 31-year-old inmate Michael Tyree. The autopsy revealed the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

This is today’s Twitter feed of misconduct (crime)...

Interesting, but Fox Lake, Il was where an officer was just murdered.

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Posted by on September 9, 2015 in The Post-Racial Life


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Ex-Republican Gov, Bob McDonnell Charged For Fraud in Federal Court

Looks like Gov Chris Christie may have a Republican roommate waiting for him in the Federal Prison. Headed for the next “Orange Jumpsuit Award for Politicians” is the former (3 days) Governor of Virginia…And is wife.

And since the  former Republican Virginia Attorney General and losing Gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli also accepted “gifts” from the same folks…He may well be next.

The only thing that is missing from this one is Mrs. Mcdonnell stuffing cash in her bra ala Orange Jumpsuited former Prince Georges executive Jack Johnson’s wife… So far. Republicans are just so much more classy with their ill gotten money!

Bob McDonnell, Wife Charged In Gifts Case

Days after he left office, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, were charged Tuesday in federal court with illegally accepting gifts, trips, and loans from a Virginia businessman and political donor.

The indictment was filed in the U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., charging them each with 13 federal crimes.

Prosecutors had spent months investigating the relationship between the McDonnell family and Jonnie Williams, the now-former CEO of an embattled dietary supplements company called Star Scientific. Williams gave McDonnell and his family more than $150,000 in gifts and payments in recent years, at the same time that McDonnell and his wife took steps to support the company.

When their ties to the businessman became a public scandal in 2013, the McDonnells returned the gifts and repaid the money given to them by Williams.


You can read the gory details of the Charging Document here.

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Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Orange Jumsuit Politicians


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Murder She Wrote – George Zimmerman to be Charged

It looks like the accused murderer of Trayvon Martin is going to be charged with something finally. The point being even if he is found innocent after a full investigation, or a trial by jury…

At lease the law enforcement and judicial system have worked the way they should in a case of this seriousness.

Now the game with the lawyers quoting becomes much clearer.


Report: Zimmerman to be charged today in Trayvon Martin case

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey will hold a 6 p.m. ET news conference today to “release new information” about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The Associated Press is reporting that she will announce charges against George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer who has claimed he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla.

The unidentified law enforcement source who spoke to the AP did not know the exact charge or charges that Corey is expected to announce at the state attorney’s office in Jacksonville. Zimmerman is also expected to be arrested soon, the AP said.

Zimmerman has been in hiding and not spoken publicly since the shooting. Tuesday, two attorneys withdrew as his counsel after they learned he had contacted Corey’s office and news media without their knowledge. They said they had lost contact with him Sunday.

Monday, Zimmerman launched a website to collect donations he said would be used “only for living expenses and legal defense.”

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in American Genocide, Domestic terrorism


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Philly Baby Killer Doctor Gosnell Had Long, Sordid History While Medical Authorities Looked The Other Way

Dr Kermit Gosnell, who now sits in jail without bond awaiting the trial for the murder of 8 babies, ran a practice which should have raised red flags with city and state authorities for over 15 years. A huge amount of the responsibility for this butcher’s continued ability to kill and maim was due to the unwillingness of the medical authorities to investigate or to take action. Not only the state regulatory boards, but the medical establishment bears the shame and guilt of allowing Dr Gosnell to continue his butchery on poor, and desperate women.

Grand jury’s report on abortion mill a roadmap of failure

After ripping Dana Haynes’ cervix, uterus and bowel during a botched abortion, Kermit Gosnell – the West Philadelphia doctor now charged with murder – kept her bleeding and writhing in pain for four hours without calling for help, city prosecutors contend.

The doctor called an ambulance only after Haynes’ cousins yelled to be let into his Women’s Medical Society clinic and ordered him to do so. At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, doctors found that most of the nearly 17-week fetus still remained in Haynes’ uterus. She needed extensive surgery and stayed at HUP for five days.

Haynes’ November 2006 case represents just one of many examples in which authorities – particularly state officials – failed to investigate alarm bells that warned something awful was happening at Gosnell’s clinic, according to the 261-page grand-jury report released by the District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 23, 2011 in American Genocide


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