police brutality

The Murder of Kelly Thomas [Graphic Video]

 

The Murder of Kelly Thomas


 

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

 This is what happened to Kelly Thomas.

These are the officers who did it.

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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.

Jay Cicinelli

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.

Justice for Andy Lopez!: Police Are An Occupying Army

Federal Lawsuit Charges Sheriff’s Deputy Unconstitutionally Killed
Andy Lopez

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by Shepherd Bliss Occupy.com / News Report Sat Nov 9, 2013

The October 22 killing here of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a hail of bullets from sheriff’s deputy Erick Gelhaus has resulted in daily peaceful marches, prayer vigils and speaking events honoring Lopez and calling for justice, as thousands in the northern California community continue to mourn and express outrage.

The killing has also this week led to a federal civil rights lawsuit being filed on behalf of the Lopez family. “There is a practice of using deadly force and covering it up by investigations that are superficial,” attorney Arnoldo Casillas said at a November 4 press conference in San Francisco, according to the daily Press Democrat. Casillas, who filed the suit, contends that the killing was unconstitutional because it violated the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which limits police authority.

Casillas interviewed witnesses who dispute law enforcement claims about the shooting. He asserts that the first shot was fired within three seconds of Gelhaus’s command to Lopez to drop what the sheriff's deputy claims he thought was a real gun. Seven bullets hit Lopez. One pierced his heart; at least one him him in the buttocks. Non-lethal alternatives were possible. The second deputy traveling with Gelhaus did not fire a single shot -- and did not even have time to step out of the vehicle before the boy's body lay fatally shot on the street.

Last year, Casillas won a $24 million dollar settlement for the family of a Los Angeles boy who was shot once and paralyzed by police while playing with an airsoft BB gun, similar to the one that Lopez was carrying to return to a friend when he was killed.

In a 2007 killing of African-American high school student Jeremiah Chass in the nearby town of Sebastopol, the Sheriff’s Office was compelled to pay a $1.75 million dollar settlement to the family. In both cases, investigations by outside police departments concluded that the cops were merely following protocol -- which too often seems to be “shoot first, ask questions later.”

But what is officially reported and what actually happens on the street may differ. That's why having next-door-neighbor law enforcement agencies investigate the killings is starting to look more and more like damage control than independent or objective reviews. More bluntly: are they amounting to cover-up investigations by law enforcement departments tasked with investigating each other?

Lopez Family and Others Speak Out

COTTON DAY August 9th 2013

Cotton Day        August 9, 2013

 

 

You are Loved!

Siehna and her Daddy, Martin "Freddy" Cotton

 

COTTON DAY

August 9th


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)

Fortuna Police Video Shows that Cops Murdered Jacob Newmaker

Listen to the KMUD show about the police video, discovered to Dale K. Galipo, the attorney representing Jacob's parents in a wrongful death lawsuit :

Headline & Interview: 
https://www.box.com/s/jxi35k7gxd04f0unvs7y

Unfortunately, attorney Dale Galipo's voice gets overrun two times when he's saying important things, like a voice-over accidentally happened in the engineering.

SAT Nov 10th: Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality & Racial Profiling

http://justice4alanblueford.org/

Alan Blueford, an 18-year-old African American student from Skyline High School, was  shot and  killed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on May 6, 2012. The Blueford family and JAB coalition strongly condemn the DA’s report and reject all attempts to cover up their son's murder.  We demand Masso be fired and prosecuted, and all racial profiling practices, including stop and frisk, be stopped immediately!

END RACIAL PROFILING! 

Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition       www.justice4alanblueford.org

The Blueford Family and the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition wish to extend a special invitation to all families who have been victimized or lost a loved one to police brutality.  Please march together with the Bluefords and our communities to show our resistance and to say NO to this illegal and reprehensible violence from law enforcement. 

This march will occur on Saturday, November 10, at Noon, starting at 14th & Broadway, Oscar Grant Plaza,  in downtown Oakland (12th/14th St BART).   We will rally and march including a brief stop at the Oakland Police Department Headquarters, returning back to  Oscar Grant Plaza for a gathering (~ 1.5 mi).

“When a police officer sees a camera he should smile.”

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

Vallejo Police Murdered Mario Romero; They Opened Fire On Him In His Car Sunday Morning

Rev. Floyd D. Harris Jr National President of The National Network In Action, a civil and human rights organization, will be holding a Press Conference and a March in front of the Vallejo Police Department. In regards to the recent brutal murder of Mr. Mario Romero by the Vallejo Police Department early Sunday morning [Sept 2, 2012].
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.

Police Brutality is Rampant, not Rare [VIDEO links]

It's Not Just the LAPD: The Big Lie About Police Brutality is Claiming it's Not Rampant

09/01/2012 by Dave Lindorff

South African Miners Face Murder Rap

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." "

Aug 29, 2012 | AMUKELANI CHAUKE

August 9th is Cotton Day

Please join together for COTTON DAY, Thursday August 9th
Street music (acoustic) CONCERT at 4:00 pm
Clarke Plaza 3rd and E Sts, Eureka
Bring your own chair. Bring a sign.
 
Peoples music.

Remember Martin Cotton.  Resist the Injustice... which continues....

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