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I will love the police, as they kick the shit out of me on the street.

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A San Antonio man who fatally shot a SWAT team member with the officer's own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday, the sixth convicted murderer put to death in Texas so far this year.

Manuel Garza Jr. received a lethal injection of pentobarbital for killing San Antonio Police Officer John "Rocky" Riojas in February 2001. The U.S. Supreme Court had refused in November to review his case, and no last-day appeals were filed before his execution.

Asked to make a final statement, Garza said he was sorry for causing pain to his family, friends and "especially police officers."

"Y'all probably hate me," he said, looking at three friends of his victim, dressed in their navy blue San Antonio police uniforms. He wished them "peace and love and hope y'all find God like I have and I'll see you on the other side."

As the lethal drug began taking effect, Garza uttered: "Here it comes!" His voice rose as he said "Goodbye," and then he let out a howl that was cut short within seconds as he took three deep breaths, then a couple of shallow ones. He was pronounced dead 26 minutes later at 6:40 p.m. CDT.

Garza, 35, already had a long criminal record at age 20 when he was stopped by Riojas, who was part of a team targeting property crimes at apartment complexes. Garza ran off and witnesses say that when Riojas caught up with him, the two struggled and Garza grabbed the officer's gun.

Riojas, 37, was fatally shot in the head. Witnesses said Garza put Riojas' gun in his pants, cursed at the fallen officer, and ran away.

Garza was apprehended a day later at his sister's apartment after an informant told detectives that someone had tried to sell him the officer's missing semi-automatic service weapon.
In a statement to detectives, Garza blamed Riojas.

"I truly think this was the cop's fault," he said. "I don't see why he wanted to pull out his gun."

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Garza, 35, already had a long criminal record at age 20

good fucking riddance!! nothing but a worthless piece of shit.

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Riojas, 37, was fatally shot in the head. Witnesses said Garza put Riojas' gun in his pants, cursed at the fallen officer, and ran away.


what a nice guy.

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and a dumb mother fucker...

In a statement to detectives, Garza blamed Riojas.

"I truly think this was the cop's fault," he said. "I don't see why he wanted to pull out his gun."

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Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
res ipsa loquitur

I had to look that up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res_ipsa_loquitur

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You're gonna love this cop!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYKm7FPnR08

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god bless tim conway.


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god bless tim conway.



So, I wasn't the only one thinking it. I watched it 5 times, and became more suspicious each time. What's to love? His acting isn't half bad, but not award winning either.


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I wonder: What was her motive?

Woman charged with making up story about being kidnapped, held for 3 days

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Alexandra Chachkevitch, Quinn Ford [Chicago Tribune]
8:15 am, April 17, 2015

A South Chicago woman is facing criminal charges after police say she filed a false report about being kidnapped over the weekend and held for three days in an abandoned building near a CTA station in Lawndale.

Veronica Fuentes, 39, of the 8200 block of South Commercial Avenue, was charged with one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false report after recanting her story, police said early Friday.

Fuentes had told police she walked out of the CTA station in the 2100 block of South Pulaski Road and was waiting at a bus stop around 8:45 a.m. Saturday when a man walked up and struck her in the head, according to a police alert issued late Wednesday.

Fuentes had said the man dragged her into an abandoned building, where he and three other men kept her for three days, police said. On Tuesday, she realized she was alone after hearing the four men argue earlier that day over who should stay and watch her, police said.

Around 7 p.m., she ran out of the building, got on a bus and went to Mount Sinai Hospital, where officers were called, police said.

Chicago police issued an alert Thursday giving a description of one of the alleged attackers. Later in the day, city crews were seen at the building boarding it up.

But by the evening, Area Central detectives determined that the woman's story was not bona fide, police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney said.

Fuentes is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday afternoon.


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Philostopher wrote:
lapsed maps wrote:
Ronny's Noomies wrote:

god bless tim conway.



So, I wasn't the only one thinking it. I watched it 5 times, and became more suspicious each time. What's to love? His acting isn't half bad, but not award winning either.

I watched it several times too. I had the opposite reaction. He seemed more believable each time I looked. We'll never know. But why would someone fake it? Just for laughs? Does anyone believe that cops are no different than other folks, who also drink on the job.....? Maybe I'm just too easily duped. :)

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Six Baltimore Police Officers Suspended After Fatal Incident
Court papers say Freddie Gray suffered a medical emergency while being transported in police van

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BALTIMORE—Six Baltimore police officers have been suspended with pay as department officials investigate how a 25-year-old African-American man died from severe spine injuries after being arrested, officials said Monday, releasing new details in a case that has drawn protests in the city.

Freddie Gray requested an inhaler shortly after his April 12 arrest and appeared to have trouble breathing while being transported to a police station in a van, police officials said.

At one point Mr. Gray was put in leg irons after “acting irate” in the police van, officials said. Officers called for medical assistance about 40 minutes after Mr. Gray first requested help, according to a police timeline officials. An ambulance transported Mr. Gray to a hospital where he underwent surgery and later lapsed into a coma and died on Sunday, authorities said.

“I know when Mr. Gray was placed inside that van, he was able to talk,” Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said at a Monday news conference. “When Mr. Gray was taken out of that van, he could not talk and he could not breathe.”

Officials said they are still trying to determine why Mr. Gray was arrested in a West Baltimore neighborhood known for its drug activity.

Charging documents filed by a police officer and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal state that Mr. Gray “fled unprovoked upon noticing police presence” and was caught after a brief chase.

“The defendant was arrested without force or incident,” the court papers say.

An officer noticed a knife clipped to the inside of Mr. Gray’s pants pocket, the documents state, and Mr. Gray was charged with illegal possession of a switchblade.

“There is no law against running,” Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said at the news conference.

Mr. Rodriguez said an autopsy performed Monday found that Mr. Gray suffered “a very tragic injury” to his spinal cord, which caused his death. “What we don’t know, and what we need to get to, is how that injury occurred,” Mr. Rodriguez said.

William Murphy Jr., a lawyer for Mr. Gray’s family, said Mr. Gray’s spine was nearly severed at his neck while he was in police custody. He lapsed into a coma before dying Sunday, the lawyer said.

The police department’s probe will be completed by May 1, Mr. Batts said. Findings will be turned over to the city’s chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby. “I can assure the public that my office has dedicated all its existing resources to independently investigate this matter to determine whether criminal charges will be brought,” she said in a statement.

Mr. Gray’s family said he previously had been healthy.

The incident has fueled several protests about police behavior in the city, including one on Monday.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:31 am 
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the cops can't hear you, jayp.
perhaps you should spread this advice via a ride along.


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In my newspaper last week-end...

304 blacks killed by police in 2014 in the USA. Almost half of them had no guns.
1 in Canada in same situation.
36 blacks killed in March by the police, one every 21 hours.
In USA, blacks risk being killed 4 times more than a white when confronted with a white policeman.
Blacks count for 30% of peoples killed by police, They represent 14% of USA population.
54 policemen have been charged of killing in the last 10 years. 21 of them were acquitted.

The newspaper quote some names:
Walter Scott, unarmed, April 4th, Charleston
Eric harris, 44, unarmed, April 2th, Tulsa
Anthony Hill, 27, unarmed, March 10, Atlanta
Tony Robinson, 19, unarmed, March 6, Madison
Tamir Rice, 12, armed with a toy gun, November 22, Cleveland
Akai Gurley, 28, unarmed, November 20, new York
Kajieme 25, unarmed, Powell, August 19, St-Louis
Ezell Ford, 25, unarmed, August 11, Los Angeles


IT IS DANGEROUS TO BE BLACK (AND UNARMED) IN THE USA.

Part of this country still live in the 19th Century, along with all the prejudices towards blacks.

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In the big picture it is not a good idea to confront a policeman armed or unarmed, no matter what your color is.

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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
In the big picture it is not a good idea to confront a policeman armed or unarmed, no matter what your color is.

Well, maybe that 12 years old kid was a real threat to the police force.
You never know how deadly a toy can be.

I.M.O., he was a victim of a guy who's been educated in the ol' 19th century tradition.

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There are at least two, and perhaps more, documented incidents in which a suspect is shot to death while handcuffed, and the police and coroner claim it was suicide.

Victor White III, age 22 of Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Chavis Carter, age 21 of Jonesboro, Arkansas

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Police say Victor White III shot himself with an officer's weapon while handcuffed
in the back of a squad car, committing suicide.


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Chavis Carter allegedly shot himself in the temple with his own gun while handcuffed in the
back of a squad car, after police frisked him twice at the time of his arrest.


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Imagine JPF here...

Yeah, that's true, they commited suicide, why blame the police, you stupid cunt dick whore cock headed shitty asshole !!!
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Chicago approves $5.5M package for police torture victims

CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal that also includes a formal apology and a promise to teach schoolchildren about one of the darkest chapters in Chicago's history.

The city has already paid more than $100 million in legal settlements, court judgments and legal fees related to the torture of suspects — most of them African-American — from the 1970s through the early 1990s by a detective unit under disgraced former police commander Jon Burge.

The council voted 42-0 in favor of the award, the terms of which were announced last month by aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Before the vote, the names of more than a dozen torture victims and survivors were read and they stood while the council gave them a standing ovation.

"This stain cannot be removed from our city's history but it can be used as a lesson of what not to do," Emanuel said.

Amnesty International hailed the move as a major step forward, saying it marked the first time in the U.S. that survivors of racially motivated police torture had been given reparations they are entitled to under international law.

"Passing this ordinance will not only give long-overdue reparations to survivors, it will help set a precedent of U.S. authorities taking concrete measures to hold torturers accountable," said Amnesty International USA's executive director, Steven W. Hawkins.

Will Porch, who spent nearly 15 years in prison for a robbery after he says he was tortured into giving a false confession, said it is of national significance that the word "reparations" was used.

"Going forward for other cities and other states, now they have a template of what to do," Porch said.

Alderman Joe Moore said that the word was chosen to underline the significance of what the city was doing. "It is a powerful word and it was meant to be a powerful word. That was intentional."

As many as 80 victims of torture could receive as much as $100,000 each. In addition, the city will issue a formal apology, build a memorial and agreed that schools will teach children about the torture scandal.

Victims will receive psychological counseling and free tuition at some community colleges and, in recognition of the lasting damage the torture did to the victims and their families, some of the benefits will be available to victims' children and grandchildren.

The police department fired Burge in 1993. Though he was never criminally charged with torture, he was convicted in 2010 of lying about torture while testifying in a civil case. He was sentenced to 4½ years in prison and was released from a Florida halfway house in February.


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Here's a sample of what Jon Burge had his cops do in order to coerce confessions from innocent people:

Burge and other Chicago Police officers allegedly used methods of torture that left few marks. They were accused of slamming telephone books on top of suspect’s heads. There were also three separate electrical devices that Burge and his detectives were accused of using: a cattle prod, a hand cranked device, and a violet wand. They allegedly used a Tucker telephone, an old-style hand cranked telephone which generated electricity, and attached wires to the suspect’s genitals or face. According to veteran sergeant D. J. Lewis, this is a method of torture common in the Korean War, and usually results in a confession. Burge has denied ever witnessing such telephone torture procedures.[2][35] The violet wand was said to be regularly placed either on the anus, into the rectum or against the victim's exposed genitals.[35] They also used stun guns and adapted hair dryers.[11] Burge and officers under his command also allegedly engaged in mock executions, in putting plastic bags over heads, cigarette burnings and severe beatings. At one point he is alleged to have supervised the electrical shocking of a 13 year old boy, Marcus Wiggins.[36][37][38]

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