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Dogs that Cops Killed

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Unnamed Dog Stomped to Death
Lily Girl
Tank, Hump, and Janey
Two Unnamed Dogs
Boo Boo
Bully, Boss, and Kahlua
Unnamed Belgian Malinois
Unnamed Pitbull
Two Dogs, Names Unknown
“We don’t give a fuck about your dog.”

A partial list posted August 6, 2014 with pictures.


Posted by damnedifIknow | Tue Sep 2, 2014, 03:50 PM (2 replies)

East Peoria Police refuse to return body of dog shot by police

Bella, an 8-year-old pit bull, was shot and killed when police answered a dog at large call after she escaped from her yard on Thursday. She was shot in her side in the neighbor's yard as she ran for home. According to Shane, Bella was on private property at the time the officer fired the fatal shot.

Bella almost made it to her front porch before the officer shot her a second time in the chest, killing her.

Although the officers who responded say Bella was "threatening and annoying." Shane says Bella was only barking, and had never bitten anyone or showed any kind of aggression. To make matters worse, East Peoria police allegedly threatened to use a Taser on Shane if he went near Bella, or tried to touch her body.

Then they took Bella's body to an undisclosed area, where it is currently being held at Tazewell Animal Control. Police have ordered Animal Control not to return Bella to her family so she can have a proper burial. The plan is to behead Bella and then cremate her body. East Peoria Police have told the family Bella has already been destroyed.

The family wants a necropsy done for investigative purposes, so police are doing their best not to allow this to happen. This case stinks of a cover up, as necropsy findings have shown an officer guilty of murder and lying in past cases."

Facebook: Justice For Bella

Posted by damnedifIknow | Tue Sep 2, 2014, 11:13 AM (4 replies)

On police brutality and anti-Black racism

Many people were shocked by the militarized force used by police and by scenes of violent street fighting in Ferguson that many Americans and Canadians associate with far-away war zones. This is North America, not Cairo or Gaza. Of course, such comments ignore hundreds of years of brutal state violence against Black and Indigenous people in Canada and the U.S., as well as the violence that is and always has been directed at the poor, or at any resistance posing a threat to the current social order and racial hierarchy."

Less than a week before Brown was killed, police in Ohio shot death 22-year-old John Crawford to death in a Walmart after a shopper called 911, reporting a man in the store with a gun who might “rob the place” or “shoot somebody.” Crawford was on the telephone with the mother of his children, LeeCee Johnson, at the time. He had picked up a toy rifle, the butt of which he was reportedly leaning on when police arrived. His last words were “it’s not real,” before he was shot and killed by the police. Johnson reported, “I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.”

Videos that document police violence and abuses of power – particularly directed at Black, mentally ill, and poor people – constantly circulate. This violence is normalized to the extent that when someone whose identities place them in multiple groups is killed – someone who is Black and poor, or Black and mentally ill – many are inclined to view their death as inevitable. An example of this tendency was the police killing on August 19 of a second Black man, 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, not far from Ferguson. Captured in full on a cellphone video, some assessed the situation as “suicide by cops.”

Posted by damnedifIknow | Tue Sep 2, 2014, 10:24 AM (0 replies)

Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing

Westerns have lost 14 IQ points on average since the Victorian age, according to a study published by the University of Amsterdam last yea

Dr Woodley and others think humans will gradually become less and less intelligent.

But Dr Flynn says if the decline in IQ scores is the end of the Flynn effect, scores should stabilise.

He thinks that even if humans do become more stupid, better healthcare and technology will mean that all people will have fewer children and the ‘problem’ will regulate itself."


Posted by damnedifIknow | Sun Aug 31, 2014, 11:16 PM (45 replies)

Lawsuit claims excessive force by Ignacio police

The lawsuit is based on an incident on March 16 or 17, 2013. It alleges that Mason and Phillips arrested Rubio and took him into Town Hall with his hands cuffed behind his back.

It alleges that Mason kicked Rubio’s right leg and broke it, sending him to the ground, then left him on the floor in severe pain for about 20 to 30 minutes before calling an ambulance, apparently waiting because the ambulance would have cost the town money.

The lawsuit alleges that Phillips did nothing to intervene or help Rubio, and that he and Mason then wrote a false incident report claiming that Rubio was already on the floor, tried to kick Mason and missed, and broke his leg when it hit the corner of a sink cabinet."

* Rubio suffered a spiral fracture of the large lower leg bone, the tibia. It was repaired with a rod running the full length of the bone, held by two pins at each end. "

Posted by damnedifIknow | Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:46 AM (3 replies)

The 'Perfect Crime' in America Is Killing an Unarmed Black Man and Claiming Self-Defense

* That being said, there have been at least five unarmed black men killed in the past month according to The Huffington Post, and when you combine these deaths with the manner in which they've elicited a public divide in perception, one can only come to this conclusion: Killing unarmed black men and claiming self-defense is the perfect crime in today's America.


The crime of killing someone is now turned into a battle of narratives where the only other person who could challenge the narrative is dead, and millions of people simply believe that the unarmed black man deserved his fate.

The reason for this sad and un-American reality is that once an unarmed black teenager like Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin is no longer breathing, the shooter can simply claim self-defense or get close to a million dollars in support like Darren Wilson. "

*Had there not been video evidence leading to Eric Garner's death being ruled a homicide, his death would have been justified as self-defense by the same people who exonerate Zimmerman, as well as those who blame Michael Brown for his own fate. The fact that many Americans actually state things like "there's nothing wrong with following someone," while at the same time advocating taking assault weapons to Chipotle, should say something about hypocrisy and race in our great nation. It also says that too many unarmed black citizens are losing their lives because of the belief that they pose a threat: standing outside a store, walking toward a residence, or crossing a street in Ferguson."

Posted by damnedifIknow | Fri Aug 29, 2014, 11:52 AM (4 replies)

Justice and Law Enforcement: America’s Corrupt Institutions

Law is just one public institution, but it is a corner stone of society. When law goes, everything goes.

Only about 4 percent of federal felony cases go to trial. Almost all, 96 percent, are settled by negotiated plea bargains. Law & Order Conservatives condemn plea bargains for the wrong reason. They think plea bargains let criminals off easy.

In fact, plea bargains are used by prosecutors to convict the innocent along with the guilty. Plea bargains eliminate juries and time-consuming trials, that is, plea bargains eliminate all work on the part of prosecutors and police and lead to high conviction rates for prosecutors, the main indicator of their career success. Once upon a time, prosecutors pursued justice. They carefully examined police investigations and only indicted suspects whose conviction they thought could be obtained by a jury. Sloppy police work was discarded.

No more. "

* The prosecutor and often the judge do not care whether you are innocent or guilty, and your lawyer knows that it does not matter to the outcome.

The police have learned that such a small number of cases go to trial that their evidence is seldom tested in court. Consequently, often police simply look for someone who might have committed the crime based on past criminal records, select someone with a record, and offer him or her up as the perpetrator of the crime. This police practice is one explanation for high recidivism rates.

In the totally corrupt American criminal justice (sic) system, anyone indicted, no matter how innocent, is almost certain to be convicted."

* Can police departments be cleansed of their violent culture? Can prosecutors serve justice instead of career? Can Fox “News” talking heads cease being racists? Don’t hold your breath."


Posted by damnedifIknow | Wed Aug 27, 2014, 11:37 PM (3 replies)

Protesters Demand Improved Police Accountability at Downtown Demonstration

Approximately 150 protesters rallied in downtown St. Louis Tuesday afternoon to protest police brutality and announce a set of demands they want enacted by officials at the local and national level.

The demands announced by protesters centered largely on police reform and accountability. But they also included several direct demands related to the investigation of the Michael Brown shooting, including the "immediate arrest" of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot the 18-year-old August 9.

"We are going to bring that gunman to justice, and I mean that," said rapper Tef Poe, a Riverfront Times contributor and a constant presence at the Ferguson protests since they began the day after the Brown shooting.

Other demands related to the investigation include St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch to stand down and allow a special prosecutor to handle the investigation into the Brown shooting, as well as the firing of Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson."

* The protesters also demanded broad reform measures to be taken into how police shootings are investigated, including civilian review of those shootings, and a rapid de-escalation of militarized policing during protests."

Posted by damnedifIknow | Wed Aug 27, 2014, 10:10 AM (0 replies)

Philly cop files brutality suit against police department

Scores of brutality lawsuits are filed against the Philadelphia Police Department every year. But it’s unusual for an officer, a sergeant no less, to make those charges.

In a suit filed Monday, Sgt. Brandon Ruff did just that.

Ruff claims he was roughed up by seven officers from the 35th District when he attempted to anonymously turn in three handguns at the precinct. Ruff, who says he suffered two sprained wrists and two sprained shoulders in the fracas, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

Ruff, an eight-year veteran assigned to the 16th precinct, said the acts of the 35th District officers “were committed willfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally, outrageously, deliberately and/or by conduct so egregious as to shock the conscience."

*After being held for six hours, Ruff was released. On Aug. 4, he went to Chestnut Hill Hospital, where he was treated for injuries he said he received during his arrest and detention. The same day, Ruff was placed on desk duty, according to the suit, which seeks unspecified damages.

Posted by damnedifIknow | Tue Aug 26, 2014, 06:22 PM (6 replies)

"That's when I expected to be shot"

DENVER -- The parents of Michael Brown told CBS News' Mark Strassmann they'd had a conversation with their son about how to deal w"ith police. They say they told him to respect and obey police officers.

Many parents of black children have had the same talk. But it is not one that Alex Landau's parents thought they needed to have with him.

Landau vividly recalls the night five years ago when a traffic stop on a Denver street ended with an officer's gun at his head.

"I could see the metal. I could see the officer's hand gripping the back strap. And that's when I expected to be shot," said Landau, adding it was "really emotional" to return to the scene of the incident.

Police found marijuana on his passenger, who is white. They began searching the car. Landau said when he asked if they had a warrant, three white officers - one of whom was female - started beating him."
When asked if he did something to threaten the police officers, he responded, "No, actually I was pinned to a position where I couldn't even move. ... I hear an officer shout, 'He's reaching for her gun. He's reaching for her gun.' All I could do was say, 'No, I'm not. I'm not reaching for anything.'"

He expected to die that night.

The beating required 45 stitches, left him with a concussion and a traumatic brain injury."

Posted by damnedifIknow | Tue Aug 26, 2014, 12:31 PM (4 replies)
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