This series of essays have been concentrating on the more innocent and less strong among the population and the caging, maiming and killing that has been targeting the disabled to include the wheelchair-bound, disabled, deaf and blind.
This is the last in the series much to the relief of police apologists everywhere. The first four essays can be found here:
In Part One, I spoke to the cruelty and violence police are increasingly visiting on the most innocent of all – the animals. In most cases, the cops, in the name of officer safety, maim or kill the canine (and feline) offenders (and cows).
In Part Two, I spoke to the cruelty of cops against children.
In Part Three, I spoke to the increasing war on woman by the thin black and blue line.
In Part Four, I talk about the violence by police against the elderly.
Again, the absurd violence visited on these people as a result of whatever wrong they were perceived having done never justifies the sadistic and disproportionate violence that modern cops get away with. Like with the other essays, I have tried to keep the incidents at less than a year old.
Most friends and families are touched or know folks who are either disabled or mentally and emotionally handicapped in some fashion. In my experience, those with Down’s Syndrome have been among the most peaceful and loving.
“On his way home, Liko said, “The police followed me.”
Liko said, the officer smacked him in the face with an open hand and knocked him to the ground.
“His whole hand,” he said.
According to the police report, a Miami-Dade Police officer noticed a bulge in Liko’s waistband. The officer attempted to conduct a pat down, and Powell tried to run away.”
The Department, of course, excused the behavior of the police.
They are no different from some bully picking on some developmentally disabled child on a playground. The usual fabrication and lies so popular in the police ranks today was caught by surveillance cameras and clearly demonstrated the victim was shot by the cops while making no threatening moves.
“An arrest warrant affidavit charging Bennett with aggravated assault alleged that Bennett had stepped toward the officers with the knife raised in “an aggressive manner.”
But neighbor Maurice Bunch’s surveillance video showed that Bennett initially rolled back in his office chair before he stood up. And Bennett was standing completely still with his hands at his sides when Spencer began firing.
“There was absolutely no justification for any use of force against Mr. Bennett, much less potentially deadly force,” Tittle wrote in the complaint.”
When you watch the video footage of Spencer shooting mentally-ill Bobby Gerald Bennett in the Oct. 14, 2013 you arrive at one of two conclusions; either Spencer and his partner are sadists who jump at an opportunity to shoot someone or they are simply so scared for their “officer safety” all the time, they shoot and ask questions later.
The heroes in blue take down a wheelchair bound man in Rochester, NY. Pepper spraying and beating the man senseless in the process. This also happened in Duluth where the uniformed government employee was cleared of all charges:
“That’s when officer Jouppi can be seen grabbing his arm and twisting it back.
Immediately Anthony said “Hey you can’t do that” and weakly swatted up at the officer to defend himself.
That’s when officer Jouppi began pounding in his face.
Anthony’s head can be seen snapping back after officer Jouppi punched him the first time. But that wasn’t enough. Jouppi followed with a combination of punches until Anthony appeared to go limp.
The video then shows Jouppi grabbing Anthony by the throat and ripping him out of his wheelchair.”
A deaf boy was assaulted and eventually tased by police in a double whammy of government school brutality and the cops who responded.
“Defendant Chris Hammond [a school staffer who assaulted the plaintiff] informed plaintiff that he was going to kill him and push him into an unsafe area of the construction site,” said the suit. “Defendant Chris Hammond proceeded to grab plaintiff and punched plaintiff in the face with closed fists.”
The boy reportedly picked up a stick to defend himself against Hammond and the other adult staffers. They retreated from the scene and left A.M. sitting by himself with his back to the school.
Police arrived at the construction site after dark. Knowing the boy was deaf, they allegedly made no effort to warn or communicate with him, but Tasered him from behind. As A.M. writhed on the ground from the “burns, paralysis and pain” caused by the Taser barbs, the two police officers rushed him and placed him in handcuffs.”
In another case, a Down’s Syndrome young man was murdered by police in a movie theater after having his throat crushed. Judging by the apparently common obesity problem among cops, this was most likely the result of a cop sitting on him. All over an unpaid movie ticket. Of course, none of the cops were charged.
“According to Frederick County, Maryland, police statements, he swore at them and refused to leave. The deputies tried to remove him, despite Saylor’s caretaker’s warnings and pleas for them to wait and let her take care of it. What happened next is a little unclear, but witnesses say the deputies put Saylor on the floor, held him down and handcuffed him. Saylor, called Ethan by his family, suffered a fracture in his throat cartilage. He died of asphyxiation.
The death was ruled a homicide, but a grand jury failed to indict the deputies and they returned to work without charges.”
Only in America can a death be ruled a homicide and government employment is your get out of jail free card.
The attacks are brutal, ruthless and tend to have a common thread of mistaken intent or a threat to officer safety to justify the maiming and killing.
“In another incident of police violence, one in the city of Houston, Texas, police officers responded to a call at a mental hospital concerning a man named Brian Claunch. Brian was acting aggressively and was both mentally and physically disabled, he had lost an arm and a leg in a train accident and experienced bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Brian used a wheelchair and was medicated and to be plain, could not have been too much of an imminent threat towards trained police officers. It did not stop one police officer from shooting Brian in the head and killing him instantly like some Nazi Officer. When the police officer was asked about the use of deadly force, the officer explained that Brian had been holding something in his hands – that object turned out to be a pen.
People who experience forms of developmental or mental disabilities are often times doubly targeted by police violence due to high rates of poverty and homelessness. The brutal murder of a homeless man with schizophrenia in Fullerton, California presents what happens when homelessness, mental illness, and police brutality meet. Kelly Thomas was sleeping on the streets when he was murdered; he was approached by six police officers in July of 2011.”
I have covered the Kelly Thomas incident in previous essays and the recent acquittal of two of his more sadistic thug attackers shows that the legal system protects its government employees rather well from suffering the consequences of their actions.
Much like Kelly Thomas calling out for his father while being savaged, young Ethan Saylor made the same calls for help:
“Mommy!’ a witness later reported hearing Saylor cry out while struggling with the deputies. ‘It hurt [sic], call my mom.’
Another witness wrote in his statement that the 26-year-old could be heard ‘squalling’ and repeatedly saying ‘no’ as the officers wrestled with him, one of them even reading him his Miranda rights, the Washington Post reported.”
I would suggest that the continued mauling and beating of these disabled people by cops speaks to a special brand of psychopathy that may even pass the previous discussion on cops lethal encounters with dogs, woman, children and the elderly.
The common thread is that the immoral violence initiated by police is almost always excused, rationalized or acquitted like the shocking verdict for the two police thugs on trial for Kelly Thomas” murder in Fullerton.
One of the thugs who murdered Kelly is getting quite the jackpot for his duties.
“The city pension board reconvened later that year to reexamine the case and consider stripping Cicinelli of his LAPD benefits [40,00 per annum] in light of the Thomas killing. They ultimately decided to allow those payments to continue, however, though Cicinelli was eventually fired from the Fullerton police more than a year after the Kelly incident first unfolded. All the while, though, Cicinelli continued to be compensated by the city of Los Angeles.”
This tells you everything you need to know on what the government think of official violence:
“On the whole, the defense argued that the two officers were acting in accordance with their training in how to control a tense situation.”
The other defendant, Ramos, told Thomas before the assault, “Do you see my fists?” They’re getting ready to fuck you up.”
During a protest in the aftermath of the acquittal:
“While being transported to jail, Walder said the police were laughing and grinning. During the journey, one of the cops leaned over to the protesters and with “malice in his voice” said, “There’s a pack of 12 cops waiting to smash your fucking faces in.”
Another officer then immediately remarked, “And I’ve got two words for all of you, ‘NOT GUILTY,’” prompting laughter amongst all the other cops.”
In a nutshell, murder is murder when conducted by others but badged government bureaucrats have a license to kill. The US government has declared war on the citizenry and is employing a brutal occupying army to do it while the media industrial complex sings praises to the boys in blue and fawning hero worship of the badged thugs. Government employees who happen to be in an extraordinarily safe profession.
How a society treats its most innocent and least capable is a marker of its civilization. Judging from the behavior of the US government and its police subsidiaries throughout the fetid plain, one can see a callous and cynical attitude. It sees the citizens and residents as mere pawns to be ordered about, fined, kidnapped, caged, maimed and killed at the whim of a thoroughly corrupt legal system that sees it primary task as threatening or employing violence to build and maintain a society.
These are troublesome times and these incidents in this series are merely the tip of the iceberg of the extent and depth of police brutality that is an everyday occurrence in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Surprisingly (or not so), the government does not collect data in a uniform way on how many folks are maimed or killed by cops in the US.
“In 2011, Fisher attempted to do just that, tracking information about shootings by police officers using news media reports that he found on the internet. He found reports of 1,146 police shootings, 607 of which were fatal. The FBI, on the other hand, reported only 404 “justifiable homicides” by police officers for 2011, all but 3 of which were shootings.
Cop remain the existential threat to individual liberty and freedom, absent enforcement no bad laws can be foisted upon people and put into action. These stories were mostly focused on the immoral violence committed by police on a daily basis. This does not include all the corruption rackets that permeate the traffic violation franchise for revenue enhancement the state has set up so elegantly nor the fact that at the end of the day, the police are political enforcers who are the puppets of the collectivist nomenklatura in the USA.”
Due to non-reporting, under-reporting and cover-ups of police killings in the US, it is most likely far higher than the oft-quoted 5.000 American corpses stacked up since 9/11. The actual numbers are most likely in five digits and completely bifurcates the data from prison deaths caused by corrections officers.
There are no good cops anywhere because if there were they would police their own ranks, resign in protest or whistle blow on the seething corruption and sadistic mayhem that is American policing. Federal policy in the Drug War and the incessant warfare on the free market waged everyday by the central government has simply given carte blanche to the badged thuggery that happens all the time.
There are no regulations, reforms or housecleaning nation-wide short of a wholesale reexamination of what crimes are rightfully malum in se and a consistent hounding of all police violence visited on the citizenry. Once the devil’s triumvirate of officer safety, police unions and a government legal system are struck at the root and destroyed in place will any semblance of justice prevail. Until that time, Americans will continue to suffer under the not so tender ministrations of an occupying army that can fine, kidnap, cage, maim and kill citizens at will in league with a diabolical criminal justice system that puts the Sovietized system to shame in comparison.