Monday, August 18, 2014

Breaking Rank: Exposing U.S. Police (video)

Ashley Wells, Amber Larson, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly; Norm Stamper; Alan Pelc
American police state USA, Indiana law shooting by police (lrjtv)
(Alan Pelc) What does the officer/murderer do exactly at Minute 2:02? Give himself a manly gorilla-style "Yeah!" like a footballer who just made a touchdown?
Cop's Expose of Dark Side of American Policing
Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief, David Brame, who executed his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, author and former chief of the Seattle police force Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops perpetrate and navigate.

Former chief of the Seattle police force, Stamper goes on to expose much more: a troubling culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the 21st century force. He then explores how such prejudices can be addressed.
He reveals the dangers and temptations that civilian cops face, describing in gripping detail the split-second life-and-death decisions. Former police chief Stamper draws on lessons learned to make powerful arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the death penalty, and radically revised approaches to prostitution and gun control.
(Alan Pelc) When police kill, it's "Die, motherfather, die die!" that is, "No Warning Shot"
I'm going home tonight, but you're not.
He offers penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover work, and what it means to kill a man

Stamper gives his personal account of the World Trade Organization (WTO) debacle of 1999, when protests he was in charge of controlling turned violent on the streets of Seattle.

Breaking Rank reveals Norm Stamper as a brave man, a pioneering public servant whose extraordinary life has been dedicated to the service of a community [he abused as a police officer and attempts to now make right by revealing the truth about American policing]. More
Los Angeles protesters rally in front of LAPD headquarters

LOS ANGELES, California - Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles yesterday [Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014] to vent their anger at police shooting to of death unarmed black man Ezell Ford, who was killed by police in South LA on Monday night. 
Carrying signs and chanting "We are all Ezell," the crowd stopped at the LA Police Department's headquarters, where several protesters spoke. Marchers then continued to Union Station and La Placita, through Little Tokyo into Chinatown, then back to City Hall [in the vicinity of the Occupy Movement's violently evicted encampment].
"I think there continues to be a dehumanization of black and brown people in this country," said Susanna Parras, 31, a public school social worker from South LA.
Many people carried signs with the names of both Ezell Ford and Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American teen shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri. "I'm here to support the right of black and brown folks to live with peace and dignity," said Alex Villapando, 31, of South LA.
Protests? We (NYPD) can take of that the way we did in Iraq and Afghanistan (
Ford, 25, was shot by members of LAPD's Gang Enforcement Detail Monday evening after he reportedly tackled officers and reached for one of their guns. Family members say Ezell was known to have mental problems and question why he was stopped in the first place.
Syria leader would side with LAPD
But many people were suspicious of the department's version of events. [Eyewitnesses saw no struggle, just an execution. The reason police execute victims is so there were ill be no story to counter their version of events: "No person, no problem." In this way they are able to "justify" their acts by collectively inventing stories that would legally justify their actions. This crime by officers is a separate felony called "conspiracy" and suggests premeditation, which means police are "murdering" victims not inadvertently shooting them during arrest.]
  • [Reports are that police took a mentally ill black man playing basketball alone in the park into their custody, dragged him into the public restroom, and proceeded to beat him severely for no reason better than the joy of beating someone who could do nothing about it. This may be the Ford case or another recently reported in LA County. Protesters are upset about all such recent and long-running abuses.] 
Police are stuck in the mire of murdering us.
Too many black men have been shot and killed by police, said Andrew Nance, 38, of Mid-Wilshire. "I'm out here because I have an 8-year-old daughter," he said. "I think she has the right to know her father throughout her life, without fear that he may be get mowed down in the streets by the people who are sworn to protect."

Police gave the crowd a good deal of room to move, allowing them to march in the middle of the street in some areas. An LAPD spokesperson said this was done deliberately to keep things calm and because the streets were less crowded on a Sunday.
There are murderers with badges in LAPD
"I think the LAPD has learned, maybe, how to relate to the public. They're not trying instigate something like Ferguson," Alex Villapando explained.​
Sunday night's rally in LA echoed protests taking place around the U.S. following the murder by police of Michael Brown, who was killed by police last week in Ferguson Missouri -- where officials are actively attempting to cover up and disseminate information to mar victim Brown's character and muddy the water even as a private autopsy has just revealed that the teen was shot at least six times, twice in the head -- prompting rallies that have turned violent in recent days.
On Saturday, Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency and placed a midnight curfew on the St. Louis suburb. More

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