Posted by copwatch | Sat, 01/18/2014 - 9:42pm story
The Murder of Kelly Thomas
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
This is what happened to Kelly Thomas.
These are the officers who did it.
UPDATE (01/14/14): Officers Found “Not Guilty” Despite Footage of Them Beating Kelly Thomas to Death
Unbelievably — but not surprisingly — the officers have been found “not guilty,” according to reports.
A jury has found them not guilty on all charges, despite the overwhelming video evidence.
A third officer, Joseph Wolfe, was also accused of involuntary manslaughter, but the DA has now dropped the charges in light of the not guilty verdict.
The verdict has sparked outrage across the nation.
As one commenter puts it, “I’m ashamed that this is what our country has belittled itself to.”
UPDATE (01/15/14):Cop Who Bragged About Beating Thomas “Wants His Job Back”
Officer Cicinelli, who was seen on video pounding Kelly Thomas’s face with the butt of his taser, has now petitioned to get his job back with the police department.
Cicinelli was on the forefront of the murder of Thomas and was named as one of the primary assailants, according to reports.
Officer Jay Cicinelli has only one eye because a citizen attempted to assassinate him in the 90′s, while he was working for the LAPD. Cicinelli survived the attempt. He was recently found “not guilty” despite video footage showing him beat Kelly Thomas to death.
After the beating, he is also quoted as bragging “”I got the end of my Taser and I probably, just probably smashed his face to hell.”
A digital recorder also caught him saying, “”I fucking beat him probably 20 times in the face with this Taser.”
After being found “not guilty,” Cicinelli is now doubling down and attempting to get his job back, hoping to fund himself with money from hard-working Americans.
If he gets his way, he will be armed once again and set free to roam around in our neighborhoods.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:59am story
Cotton Day August 9, 2013
Siehna and her Daddy, Martin "Freddy" Cotton
On August 9, 2007, Eureka police officers Justin Winkle, Adam Laird, Gary Whitmer, and 5 others beat an unarmed Martin Cotton II to death. In broad daylight, officers pummeled Martin's head and body, then brought Martin to jail, never giving him medical treatment. Medical care could have saved his life. Martin died in the jail cell of blunt force head trauma, writhing in pain, within two hours.
(Read More to see photos of the Eureka Officers who beat Martin)
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:31am event
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Posted by copwatch | Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:56pm story
Traditionally American society has identified anti-social behavior by way of violent behavior. Sociable people will be willing to talk and mediate through problems with each other rather than come to blows in private meetings or on the streets.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:33pm story
The lawsuit alleges that Staley was walking to a bus stop with a friend ...when he saw a D.C. police car hit a man on a motorbike. Two police officers then began to punch the motorbike rider, who was on the ground and appeared to be hurt....
D.C. officer illegally seized camera phone, ACLU suit alleges
There were two young men whom police confronted. Witnesses reported that Mr. Romero never got out of his car when officers opened fire, shooting 30 times into the car reported by witness. There were no reports of Mr. Romero shooting at the Vallejo Police. The minority community is taking a stand for justice against the ROGUE COPS of the Vallejo Police. There has been 7 officer-involved shootings and 5 of the shootings have been fatal. The Vallejo Police don’t have the right to be the JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER.
I will always remember the first time a cop lied to me. Or rather, the first time that I knew beyond a doubt that a cop was lying to me, sitting right there in the interview room with a tape recorder in front of him.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 08/29/2012 - 5:33pm story
Miners face murder rap
"...after police commissioner Riah Phiyega had earlier confirmed that the miners died after police shot at them with live ammunition - Lesenyego said: "It's technical but, in legal [terms], when people attack or confront [the police] and a shooting takes place which results in fatalities ... suspects arrested, irrespective of whether they shot police members or the police shot them, are charged with murder." "