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Texas the new Mississippi Burning?

Here we go again, with the same Police Department as arrested Sandra Bland on diaphanous reason.

This time the out of control cops taser a City Councilman in his front yard for the crime of coming outside to see what was going on in his front yard.

Texas councilman seen on video being tased by police

A video out of Prairie View, Texas, is raising questions about police use of force. A councilman is seen getting tased while on his knees and with his back to officers. Police say he was resisting arrest.

Jonathan Miller, 26, was on his knees with his hands by his side when he was tased on Thursday night by Prairie View Texas Police.

Before using the taser, police warned the councilman, several times, to put his hands behind his back.

“He’s going to have to tase you because you’re not doing like you’re supposed to,” an officer can be heard saying on camera before tasing him.

“I live here man, I live here,” Miller is heard saying after being tased.

“I told you to back off and you didn’t listen,” said one of the officers.

Officers arrived at the scene to question Miller’s fraternity brothers, who were outside of Miller’s home. Miller came out to ask what was going on.

“I’m not trying to be combative or anything,” Miller told officers before being tased.

“I understand you’re coming in at the tale end of it,” a female officer replied. “I just told you everything is okay. They already explained everything to me.”

But the situation escalated when another officer asked Miller to move away.

“Go over there before you go to jail,” a male officer said to Miller.

Miller just stands and looks at the officer.

He was tased, arrested and spent the night in jail…

Coincidentally, the female officer in the body camera video is the same one who transported Sandra Bland to a county jail after she was arrested in July. Bland made national headlines after authorities say she hanged herself while in jail.

If I were that Councilman, that Police Chief better have a really good car repair shop, and be real comfortable with what he is making now…Because it will be 2050 before he gets any new cars, or a raise.


Posted by on October 12, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter


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Police Office Slams Teen to Ground After Schoolyard Tiff

Another Over-the-Top reaction to what could have been handled as a “Sit down son, we are going to have a serious talk” moment in more rational times.

This is the reason Police should not be used to control kids. While I am perfectly in line with the need for a teacher to be able to bop them upside the head in certain situations, this sort of “criminalization” of a child by Law Enforcement has no benefits to society, or to the relationship between the community and its Police force.

Video shows officer grabbing student’s throat, slamming him to ground

A 14-year-old high school student says a school resource officer used excessive force when he grabbed the teen by the throat after the student and another boy were involved in a scuffle at a Texas high school cafeteria.

A cellphone video taken Thursday by a third student shows the officer placing his hands around sophomore Gyasi Hughes’ throat at Round Rock High School and taking Hughes to the ground. The video was given to CBS affiliate KEYE-TV, and can be seen in the above player.

Hughes, who was suspended for fighting but not charged, told KEYE-TV that the officer also pushed him.

Hughes’ father, Kashka, told KXAN-TV in Austin that what happened was “unacceptable” and that he plans to seek charges against the officer, who has not been identified.

“The police officer that was actually in this particular situation, he should have been trained well enough to know that this is a 130-pound child and that the action that was taken was totally unnecessary,” the elder Hughes said. The family didn’t immediately return messages from The Associated Press on Saturday.

Round Rock police said in a statement that a school administrator was unable to stop the two students from fighting and was forced to have police intervene. The officers were trying to calm Hughes and walk him to another part of the building, but the teen tried to circumvent the officers and continue the fight with the other student, according to the statement.

“Officers were forced to detain him for his safety and the safety of others,” police said, also noting that the incident is “under review.”

The family said the altercation was over prescription athletic eyewear that the younger Hughes had asked a friend to hold for him but didn’t return.

Gyasi Hughes told KXAN-TV that he later apologized to the officer for yelling at him.

His father said he lectured his son on how to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence.

“All of my family are teachers, my mother is a teacher, my father is a principal and was a superintendent for a long time before he retired,” Kashka Hughes said. “I’ve definitely seen how the guards in the schools as well as how my dad handled various situations when kids were in certain altercations.”

Hughes’ friend, Sebastian Vazquez told KEYE-TV that he was eating lunch when he heard the commotion.

“In the beginning, I heard people be like ooh and stuff, and it was Gyasi and this other kid, they were pushing each other around,” he told KEYE.

But Vazquez says it was never a full-blown fight, and things got more tense when the two school officers showed up. “Both cops got him in the corner, so I pulled my phone out to start recording because that seemed odd,” said Vazquez.



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Posted by on October 12, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter


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Police Attack Woman in Jacksonville, Fla for Filming

Here we go again…

Unarmed black woman beaten and tackled by Florida cops for filming arrest of her husband

A black woman who was punched and tackled to the ground by two white Jacksonville policemen for filming the arrest of her husband claims the cops stole her phone with a recording on the incident, reports NewsJax4.

According to Kelli Wilson, she went down to a local convenience store to record the arrest of her husband and retrieve their car when she was assaulted by the two cops who demanded her name and told her to put her phone away and stop recording.

“I was beaten, and then falsely arrested, my phone was stolen, my car was taken. It was a traumatic experience. It was definitely an experience you never think you would be going through,” said Wilson.

Although police confiscated her phone, video of her arrest was captured by surveillance cameras that showed the unarmed woman talking to the police before they charged, attempting to grab her phone with one officer seen punching her while the other one held her arms.

According to Wilson, one of the policemen demanded she stop filming and she asked him “why?”

“He asked for it, he demanded it again, and I gave him the same, ‘Why do you want my phone? What do you need my phone for?’ He told me he would punch me in my face,”Wilson explained. “I eventually got punched and beaten and the sergeant that was on the scene joined in the beating.”

According to the police report, officers at the scene said Wilson repeatedly refused to identify herself and she was arrested for interfering with the arrest, although in the video she can be seen backing away from the officers. The officers admitted that they kneed and punched her as they made the arrest. The report also states the arresting officers believed she was reaching for a weapon after they had her face down on the ground. No weapon was discovered.

According to Wilson, the police confiscated and still have her phone that contains the video that she feels will exonerate her.

Her lawyers believe that the surveillance video should be enough to prove that she did nothing wrong.

“She was lucky for that video, because without it, I don’t think a judge or jury would believe her against three police officers,” said her attorney, Dexter Van Davis.

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Posted by on October 11, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter


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Cops Beat Unarmed Mom in Front of Kids

Here we go again…This time a white mom. The second Cop on the scene lands a couple of MMA worthy hammerfists on the woman who is already being restrained on the ground.

It is amazing white conservative racist types think BLM efforts to make Police accountable isn’t a good thing for everyone.

Cops Beat Mom in Front of Young Kids

In 2013, Cindy Hahn came upon a car with its doors wide open and the alarm blasting. Curious, she asked a Carlsbad, California, police officer who was on the scene what was going on—to which he replied, “Mind your own f—king business.” Shocked at this response, she began shooting video, which apparently made him continue to swear at her. Hahn called the police department to report him, and left.

Within minutes, she found herself pulled over for a seatbelt violation, removed from her car, and pinned to the ground. By the same cop. Backup officers arrived, and cellphone footage shows Hahn being punched repeatedly in the face as her children screamed from the car nearby.

Charges of resisting arrest and battery on a police officer were dropped in July when the San Diego district attorney saw this video, her lawyer, Mark Geragos, reports. The officers now face charges of their own, including lying under oath during Hahn’s criminal case. Reached for comment, the Carlsbad Police Department said it “looks forward to bringing this lawsuit before the proper judicial authorities.”

Hahn says her son still talks about the incident.

“The only thing that he’ll talk to me about is, ‘I couldn’t protect you, Mom. I could’ve. I could’ve got him off you. I could have helped you,’” she told CBS Los Angeles.

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Posted by on October 8, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter, Domestic terrorism


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Cop Fired for Tasing Non-Resisting Citizen

Geez…Another bad cop. At least, unlike in some parts of the country the Police Force sin’t putting up with it – or trying to lie about it and cover it up…

Officer Fired After Tasing Suspect Who Wasn’t Resisting

A Tampa Bay area police officer has been fired following an internal investigation that revealed he used inappropriately used a stun gun on a suspect.

The Tampa Tribune ( ) reports Zephyrhills Officer Tim Claussen was fired Thursday. He had been on administrative leave since the Sept. 11, two days after he went to the suspect’s home to investigate a retail theft.

Police said a review of video from a camera on Claussen’s stun gun “clear shows the subject displaying no active physical resistance” toward the officer.

On Sept. 9, Lester Brown was tracked down by Claussen for allegedly shoplifting from a Bealls department store, a misdemeanor if Brown indeed committed the crime .  In his report, Claussen writes he deployed the taser because Brown wasn’t following instructions or showing both his hands.  The video shows Claussen lied. The police department said that Claussen had been investigated for excessive force in the past, but those claims were found to be unjustified.


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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter


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Takes 9 Officers to Arrest Jaywalking Teen Who Doesn’t Resist


Officers Tackle Black Teen For Walking In The Street

Video appears to show an officer striking the teen in the face with a baton.

A video appears to show a Stockton, California, police officer striking a black teenager in the face with a baton before four officers wrestle the teen to the sidewalk and handcuff him for walking in the street.

The video, uploaded by witness Evan Avendaño, begins with an officer struggling with the unidentified 16-year-old suspect Wednesday morning. The officer repeatedly tells the teen to stop resisting, then appears to strike him several times with both ends of a baton.

Moments later, other Stockton officers flood the scene as the youth holds his face. Witnesses can be heard shouting, “He’s just a fucking kid,” and, “Let him go.” Four officers then tackle the teen and arrest him.

Avendaño wrote on Facebook that the officer approached the suspect for “jaywalking.”

“He barely stepped out of the bus he was 2 feet away from the sidewalk when the cop stopped him for jaywalking,”Avendaño wrote. “The kid took off the cop’s hand off his arm so the cop took out his baton & that’s when I started recording because everything happened too quick. He didn’t have to hit the kid with the baton & no need to call about 20 cops. And as you can see his body cam is on the floor. Smh.”

A Stockton police spokesman told Vice that the suspect was walking in a bus lane and refused to get on the sidewalk.

“For safety reasons, the officer told the young man to get on the sidewalk,” Officer Joseph Silva said. “After the teenager refused to comply and used obscene language, the officer went over and a there was a scuffle.”

Silva said the officer’s body camera fell off during the initial scuffle.

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Posted by on September 18, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter, Domestic terrorism


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James Blake, Former Tennis Star…Standing While Black

Tennis Star James Blake, slammed to the ground outside a Grand Hyatt while texting on his phone…

Yeah…It’s only about the murder of Michael Brown.

EXCLUSIVE: James Blake, former tennis star, slammed to ground and handcuffed outside midtown hotel by white NYPD cops who mistook him for ID theft suspect

Former tennis great James Blake was slammed to the ground, handcuffed and detained by five plainclothes city cops Wednesday outside his midtown hotel before heading out to the U.S. Open, Blake told the Daily News.

The officers, who were all white, mistook Blake for a suspect in an identity theft ring operating around the midtown hotel.

The incident occurred around noon in front of the Grand Hyatt on East 42 St., as Blake, a 35-year-old African-American who attended Harvard before going on tour, was waiting for a car to take him to Flushing Meadows, where he was making corporate appearances for Time-Warner Cable.

“It was definitely scary and definitely crazy,” said Blake, who was once ranked No. 4 in the world and was among the most popular U.S. players of his generation. He suffered a cut to his left elbow and bruises to his left leg.

Asked if he considered it a case of racial profiling, Blake said, “I don’t know if it’s as simple as that. To me it’s as simple as unnecessary police force, no matter what my race is. In my mind there’s probably a race factor involved, but no matter what there’s no reason for anybody to do that to anybody.

“You’d think they could say, ‘Hey, we want to talk to you. We are looking into something. I was just standing there. I wasn’t running. It’s not even close (to be okay). It’s blatantly unnecessary. You would think at some point they would get the memo that this isn’t okay, but it seems that there’s no stopping it.”

Blake said he had just answered a few questions from a writer for a tennis magazine and was texting when he looked up and saw someone in shorts and a T-shirt charging at him, splitting the doorman outside the Hyatt, an official hotel for the U.S. Tennis Association.

“Maybe I’m naïve, but I just assumed it was someone I went to high school with or something who was running at me to give me a big hug, so I smiled at the guy,” Blake said. Blake said the officer, who he said was not wearing a badge, picked him up and threw him down on the sidewalk, yelled at him to roll over on his face and said, “Don’t say a word.”

Blake said he responded, “I’m going to do whatever you say. I’m going to cooperate. But do you mind if I ask what this is all about?”

An officer said, “We’ll tell you. You are in safe hands.”

Said Blake, “I didn’t feel very safe.”

Blake said several other officers rushed up to join the first officer, eventually five cops in all surrounding him. He said he was told he had been identified by two people as someone who had been involved in an identity-theft ring operating in the area for the last week.

Blake arrived in the city early Wednesday morning, taking the redeye form his home in San Diego, where he lives with his wife and young children. He told the cops to look at his license, in his left front pocket, and his Open credential, in his back pocket.

After being handcuffed for about 15 minutes, Blake said the last of the five officers realized they had the wrong person and apologized. The first officer who tackled and cuffed him never said anything.

Known for his charitable and community-centered work throughout his career, Blake just last week announced he was running the New York City Marathon to raise money for cancer research.


Posted by on September 9, 2015 in BlackLivesMatter, Domestic terrorism


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