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Two Georgia Cops Fired for Attack on Handcuffed Man

Reported this yesterday. A Gwinnett County, Georgia Policeman stomping the face of a suspect, as he lay handcuffed on the ground.

Turns out he wasn’t the only officer to abuse this man.

Kudos to the Police Chief Butch Ayers for reacting to these crime decisively, and not with the cover ups like we have seen in places like Fergeson, Mo. Chief Ayers decision to fire the Officers involved makes a statement, not only to his Officers, but to the community as a whole, that there is no justification for illicit actions.

Second Georgia cop canned after violence caught on video during arrest

Two Georgia police officers were fired Thursday, a day after authorities say one punched a man who had his hands up and the other kicked the man in the head once he was handcuffed on the ground.

The Gwinnett County Police Department said Thursday afternoon that Master Police Officer Robert McDonald violated department policy and the law. Video showed McDonald assaulting the handcuffed man, identified as Demetrius Bryan Hollins, while assisting a supervisor who had called for backup during a traffic stop about 4 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Several hours later, police said that supervisor, Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni, had also been fired after a second video surfaced of him punching Hollins in the face as Hollins put his hands in the air.

“We acknowledge that the actions of these two officers have implications that will be felt for some time,” a police department statement says. “However, we also believe that our decisive action in terminating both officers speaks volumes about what is expected of each officer that wears a Gwinnett County Police badge.”

“I’m literally sick about it,” County Police Chief Butch Ayers said at a news conference reported by CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV. “Literally sick.”

The department also has opened criminal investigations into the behavior of the two officers. The results will be turned over to the county district attorney, who will decide whether to prosecute them.

McDonald was hired by the department in August 2013 and graduated from the police academy in March 2014, while Bongiovanni was hired in September 1998 and graduated from the academy in February 1999.

No working number could be found for McDonald, and the voicemail at a number listed for Bongiovanni was full. It wasn’t immediately clear whether either man had an attorney who could comment.

Bongiovanni pulled Hollins over in Lawrenceville, just outside Atlanta, police said.

Video filmed by a witness shows Bongiovanni punching Hollins as Hollins stands with his hands up after getting out of the car, police said.

The other video shows Bongiovanni appearing to yell at a handcuffed man who then lies face-down in a left-turn lane of the busy intersection. McDonald runs up and immediately appears to stomp on the man’s head before both officers eventually pull him to his feet.

Hollins, 21, appears to have blood on his nose and lip in his booking photo.

The shift commander initiated an “immediate investigation” and placed McDonald on administrative leave after Hollins’ arrest.

Hollins was driving a red Acura Integra with no license plate and a brake light that didn’t work, and switched lanes three times without signaling, according to an incident report filed by Bongiovanni.

Hollins yelled and began to “act strange,” and based on that and the officer’s recollection of Hollins’ behavior during a previous arrest in August, Bongiovanni called for backup, the report says.

Hollins yelled and refused to obey orders when Bongiovanni ordered him out of the car and resisted when Bongiovanni tried to arrest him, the report says. There is no mention of Bongiovanni hitting Hollins.

The report mentions McDonald arriving after Bongiovanni had used his stun gun on Hollins and gotten him handcuffed on the ground. It doesn’t mention any contact between McDonald and Hollins.

The two officers are white and Hollins appears to be black, police Cpl. Michele Pihera said in an email.

Jail records show Hollins faces charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license, operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked registration, failure to signal, having a brake light that’s not in good repair, obstructing a law enforcement officer and having less than an ounce of marijuana. He was released on bond Thursday afternoon.

“All I could say is, I wish this never happened to me,” he remarked to reporters, including one from WGCL.

Police released McDonald’s personnel file Thursday, and Bongiovanni’s was to be released.

 

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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More Jeff Sessions Policing – Gwinnett County, Ga Police Kick Unresisting, Handcuffed Black Man in Face

Yet another example of Jeff Sessions KKK policing…

BLM Released this video of an unresistant handcuffed suspect on the ground, being kicked in the face by a Cop…

Black Lives Matter release video of police ‘dragging man from his car and kicking him in the face’

Footage has emerged of a police officer appearing to kick a handcuffed black man in the face.

In the video, posted on Facebook by Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, an officer can be seen pulling the man from his car onto the ground.

The officer then handcuffs the man, before another officer appears to run over to the pair and stomp on the man’s face.

The footage was taken in Georgia on a mobile phone.

Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta wrote on Facebook: “We are DEMANDING that Gwinnett County Police Department immediately terminate this officer who viciously kicked a HANDCUFFED BLACK MAN lying on the ground in the middle of the street (off Sugarloaf Parkway) without cause and without merit.

“After brutally kicking him in the face, blood splattered everywhere.”

The group said it would now seek to have criminal charges brought against the officer.

The Gwinnett County police department is yet to comment on the video.

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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White Supremacists Go Batsh*t That Hate Crimes Still Can Send The to Jail

Lock ’em up in Genpop…And throw away the key,

Seems they didn’t expect occasionally being held accountable for their crimes isn’t what they planned when “electing” Trump.

Orange is the new white-right wear…

This vid was so much fun, I had to do it again –

Harsh sentence for racist Georgia couple has white supremacists across the country freaking out: report

White supremacists are outraged after a couple was sentenced to 20 years in prison for displaying a Confederate flag and making “terroristic threats” to black people who were attending a child’s birthday party in Georgia in 2015.

The defendants, Jose Torres and Kayla Norton, who were convicted last month, also “pulled out a shotgun and threatened to kill people at [the] party, including children,” according to Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner.

White supremacist groups have responded to the sentencing online in Facebook posts and petitions in protest of the conviction, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports. James Oliver, a member of the country’s largest neo-Nazi organization, the National Socialist Movement (NSM), made a video over the weekend about the sentencing, though it appears to have been removed. The NSM is rooted in the original American Nazi Party.

According to SPLC’s report, Oliver argued in his video, “20 years for f*cking freedom of speech … for name calling … some high school, middle school, kindergarten bullsh*t.” Oliver was reportedly joined in the video by former Klansmen John Girton, who said, “Not one negro was harmed. However, one of them did get their feelings hurt by the use of the n-word.”

The SPLC also noted that white supremacist organizations have been reframing the events of the birthday party, and sharing their own accounts of what they say “actually happened.”

For instance, the SPLC notes that Girton shared the following in a Facebook post:

What ACTUALLY happened was these flaggers were INVITED to the party in a very fake act of goodwill in the spirit of interracial peace & harmony and such assorted bullshit, but when they arrived some “urban youth” outside began throwing beer bottles at their truck, causing them to swerve into the median which popped a tire on their truck, stranding them on the scene of what would have been another incident of black on white mob violence.

Girton also claimed that the defendants were attacked by “30 Negroes” and one of the defendants “got stuck there in front of a whole unruly mob of screaming Negros.”

White supremacists also threatened Douglas Circuit Judge William Beau McClain, and circulated a petition demanding that the conviction “be overturned or at least reduced dramatically.” A Facebook user named Branden Young commented on Girton’s post, writing, “Something needs [to be] done about judges like this.”

Other white nationalist groups that have spoken out in opposition to the sentencing include individuals associated with Keystone United, a racist skinhead group that says it is “dedicated to white supremacy and cleaning up white society;” Community First Outreach, a white supremacist non-profit; White Lives Matter, a neo-Nazi movement “dedicated to promotion of the white race” that was formed in response to Black Lives Matter.

 

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Another Trumpazoid – More Hate Crimes

Confederate flag-waving Trump fan chases black kids on bikes and menaces drivers with bat: report

When Volusia County Democratic Party Vice-Chair Jean Jenner saw a man harassing African-Americans she pulled out his cell phone.

“I witnessed and recorded this attack on Nov. 11 and posted on Facebook,” he told Raw Story via email. “Two other Facebook users came out with similar accounts involving the same truck and same white guy.”

The video posted shows the truck driving fast and swirving through traffic. “This morning on my way back from Daytona Beach I witnessed something very disturbing,” Jenner described in his Facebook post. “A pickup truck covered with Trump bumper stickers, flying a large confederate flag weaving in traffic.”

He said that the truck was chasing after a black couple. Both vehicles stopped and Jenner stopped between them. “The black passenger of the vehicle being chased opened the door and told the white passenger, who had jumped out of the truck and was charging toward the car [with] a wrench in his hand ‘hey man you’re tripping, calm down.’ The car left and the truck continued the chase.”

He said that they only stopped after they realized he was following them and videotaping the incident.

After passing 20,000 views on the video, Jenner said that the man called him and threatened him to take down the post. “I refused and he filed a complaint with the Holly Hill Police Dept, against me,” he said.

Later that day, in Daytona Beach, DeeJae DuRante posted photos and videos of a similar experience with the man in the same truck. As you can see from the video below, the man gets out of a truck with a bat and seems to be shouting at someone also stopped in a car at the stop-light.

“I did not notice anything to perpetuate this from the car,” DuRante said on Facebook. “The car ended up changing lanes to the far right and the guy still jumped out across my lane. This continued for a few blocks in front of the Speedway.”

A few hours later, Rodney C. Miller posted a screen capture of an individual who also saw the man and didn’t want to be identified.

“I saw the same idiot with a wooden bat in his hands running behind three younger black boys that were on their bicycles,” the post says. “They were children around 10-12 or so. After he couldn’t catch up to them, he walked back to the gas station to this same truck that is in these pics. there was also a girl with long straight dark hair with him standing there laughing as she watched him. He had on jeans and a red shirt.”

Jenner said that when she called police she was informed nothing could be done until a victim came forward to file charges.

Trumpazoid thinks can get away with this shit attacking peaceful black folks and children. If he keeps this up, one of these days he is going to run across the wrong Negro.

 

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Black Teen Loses Leg After Being Body Slammed By School Employee

Yet another data point on that abuse of black children in some of our schools

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Black teen’s leg amputated after school employee repeatedly body slams him and sends him home on bus

A black Georgia teenager lost his leg about a month after a behavioral specialist working at his school threw him to the floor multiple times and then denied him medical treatment.

The 13-year-old student underwent amputation Tuesday, five weeks after the specialist — identified as Bryant Mosley — slammed him to the ground Sept. 12 at an alternative school in Muscogee County, reported the Ledger-Enquirer.

The boy, identified as Montravious Thomas, was enrolled in the school district’s AIM program after he was temporarily removed from East Columbus Middle School for unspecified violations of behavior rules.

His attorney said the boy was leaving his classroom for the main office, where he planned to call his mother for a ride, on his first day at the school when Mosley stopped him for an unknown reason and threw the teen to the ground up to three times to stop him from walking out.

Assistant Principal Eddie Powell reportedly witnessed the incident at some point, the attorney said, and an “inside source” told her the school had videotape of the incident.

A school resource officer saw the boy limping afterward but failed to assist him or immediately file a report, and school officials told the student they would call an ambulance after he reported numbness in his leg — but they apparently decided not to do so.

Instead, Mosley carried the teen to the school bus and sent the boy home without notifying his family of possible injuries.

“They placed an injured student on the school bus,” said attorney Renee Tucker. “We don’t know the extent that the injuries were worsened by the failure to render aid and certainly by picking him up and seating him on the school bus. Then they had him ride in that same school bus home without any support or stabilization of that leg.”

The boy continued to suffer complications from his injury, and doctors informed him over the weekend that amputation was necessary.

His mother lost her job with a temporary agency because she spent so much time with her son as he was treated for his injuries, Tucker said.

The attorney submitted an open records request Sept. 26 to the school board seeking video footage and more than 50 documents related to the incident, including personnel records and district rules.

Tucker has not yet received those records, but she has notified the Muscogee County School District that the boy and his family intend to file a $5 million lawsuit.

The school district’s attorney declined comment, but a spokeswoman for the school board offered her “thoughts and prayers” to the boy and his family and promised a thorough investigation of the incident.

The spokeswoman told the Ledger-Enquirer that Mosley was not a school employee but instead worked for Mentoring and Behavioral Services, which specializes in “holistic behavior approaches” to student discipline.

Mosley is no longer providing services for the school district, but the spokeswoman declined to say when that decision was made.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Trump America – Georgia Cops Brag About Harassing Black Drivers

And yet another data point in that Chumph America…

Georgia deputies bragged about targeting black drivers – and that’s just ‘the tip of the iceberg’

Brant Gaither (MySpace)

A Georgia sheriff’s deputy was fired and another abruptly resigned after an investigation revealed their racist and sexist Facebook messages — which showed they apparently targeted black drivers for traffic stops.

The two deputies, identified as Brant Gaither and Jeremy Owens, served on a special traffic unit on the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department, where they patrolled Interstate 95 between Savannah and Brunswick, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Their Facebook messages showed the deputies mocking the most famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream. That one day my people will not act like animals,” Gaither posted, while Owens replied, “Lol. That’ll never happen.”

At least one post suggested they racially profiled black drivers, whom they referred to using racial slurs: “It’s supposed to rain tomorrow,” Owens wrote. “Might not get too many niggs.”

They also joked about a pregnancy test involving fried chicken and mocked victims of domestic violence, the newspaper reported.

The Southern Center for Human Rights sent a lawyer last week to McIntosh County, where they interviewed residents and witnesses who might have interacted with the deputies or have other information about policing practices by the sheriff’s department.

Their investigation “suggests this may be the tip of the iceberg,” said an attorney with the civil rights group.

Gaither was fired July 25, and Owens resigned the following day.

The racist messages were discovered when another deputy was issued Owens’ old computer, which was still linked to his Facebook account.

The deputy showed the communications to Sheriff Stephen Jessup, who said the posts made him “want to throw up.”

Jessup moved quickly to get rid of the deputies, saying their conduct was unacceptable.

“There is no joke about something like that — period,” Jessup told the newspaper. “It’s total racism.”

Prosecutors said some of the cases involving the pair, who worked together until December, could be dismissed, and the sheriff supports that decision.

Owens, who now works as a police officer in Darien, declined to comment, but Gaither insisted just before he was fired that the posts weren’t serious — and that they weren’t isolated incidents.

“It was just a joke, we all do it,” Gaither said, according to an internal investigation.

Gaither was unable to provide any credible evidence that other deputies engaged in similar behavior, according to the internal investigation.

McIntosh County is the setting for the 1991 nonfiction book, “Praying for Sheetrock,” by Melissa Fay Greene, who tells the story of a notorious white sheriff who harassed black residents into the 1970s.

Jessup is facing a re-election challenge from Charles Jones, the black former sheriff he defeated in 2008.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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White, Female Georgia Cop Fakes Getting Shot By Black Man

Yeah – you read that headline right. A white female Georgia Cop filed and Officer Shot report that a 6′ tall 230 lb black man had shot her.

And it was all fake.

GBI: Cop lied about being shot by black man

Cop shot, injured in Butts County

An officer shot. A bullet stopped by body armor. A 10-day chase for an unidentified shooter.

A newly hired Jackson police officer told a compelling story about what happened late the night of Sept. 13. After only three months on the job, Sherry Hall found herself immersed in a high-profile shooting, pitting a white officer against a black man. At least, that was her account of what happened.

But she made the whole thing up, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

On Friday, Hall was charged with four felonies, including evidence tampering and giving false statements to investigators.

After her account began to unravel over the past two weeks, investigators were left with little to conclude other than she shot herself, but officials stopped short of saying so Friday.

“Cops are humans and they make mistakes, but this is not a mistake,” Butts County Sheriff Gary Long said at a news conference. “This is criminal.”

GBI Special Agent Joe Wooten said Hall is on paid administrative leave after checking herself into a “private facility” to seek help.

“Upon release, she will be arrested,” Wooten said.

The tale Hall told her supervisors frightened the tiny community into thinking a suspect was on the loose in Butts County.

GBI officials interviewed Hall on three separate occasions, and each time she stuck to her story, Wooten said.

When she called out for help on her police radio, she described a 6-foot, 230-pound black man who took off after shooting her. He wore a green shirt and black jogging pants, Hall told GBI investigators.

She said the bullet struck her vest, which she credited with saving her life.

The man allegedly escaped and authorities put out a description for his arrest.

“There is no, and never was, a suspect shooter at large in Jackson,” Wooten said.

Hall’s account continued to come apart as investigators and law enforcement officials spent more than 600 hours examining the case, Wooten said.

At first, she said she failed to “engage her in-car video and audio,” so there was no evidence to back her up. But Wooten said the manufacturer helped recover digital forensic evidence that showed “inconsistencies.”

After Hall was again interviewed, she stopped cooperating with the GBI.

Video and audio recording evidence shows there were only two shots fired at the scene, while Hall said there were three, Jackson District Attorney Richard Milam said.

Hall also failed to tell investigators she had an extra handgun with her the night she was shot. It was found after officials executed a search warrant at her house earlier this week.

It’s “gut-wrenching to know one of your own has been harmed,” Police Chief James Morgan said, but he plans to move forward in prosecuting one of the department’s own for hurting the community with lies.

Likewise, Jackson Mayor Kay Pippin said she is “disappointed on so many levels” because of the lost manpower hours — and lost trust.

“For two weeks this incident has cast an image of the city of Jackson that does not reflect who we are,” Pippin said, calling Jackson a safe city where violent crime is a rarity.

The District Attorney said Hall wasn’t even on a police call at the time she reported being shot.

“The truth is the officer did something wrong,” Milam said. “She will be prosecuted and brought to justice.”

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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