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Monday, September 1, 2014

Boynton Beach, Florida Police Chief Jeffery Katz Stands by Officer Who Threatened to Shoot African-American Man, Telling Him; "ll put a round in your ass so quick!" (VIDEO)


Boynton, Florida Police officer
points gun at unarmed passenger.
"I'll put a round in your ass so quick!"
By Davy V.
The Boynton Beach, Florida Police Department is justifying one of their officer's actions after a YouTube video captured the officer threatening to shoot a passenger in a car which was stopped by Boynton Police.
Here's the story.
In February of 2013, Boynton Police pulled over a vehicle with four African-American men inside.
One of those passengers, who was riding in a car, begins video recording the stop.
The video, which wasn't posted on YouTube until last month, shows a Boynton Police Sergeant asking the driver for his driver's license.
After the driver asks why, and a brief exchange between the young men and Boynton Police officers, a Boynton Police Sergeant slaps a cell phone out of the driver's hand, then orders the young man out of the car.
"Get out of the car!  Get out of the car!," the Boynton Police Sergeant tells the driver, before pulling the driver out of the car, and throwing him to the ground, then putting his knee into the young man's back.
Just seconds later, another Boynton Police officer is seen arriving n the scene.
That officer then runs over to the car, with his gun drawn, amd pointed at the passenger, before threatening him.
"I'll put a round in your ass so quick," the Boynton Police officer tells the passenger.
The same officer then looks at the backseat, at the young man who is video recording, then end the door, at which time the video stops.
And now that the video has garnered attention on the internet, Boynton Police Chief Jeffery Katz is standing by his cops.
"This incident was thoroughly investigated and, based on the totality of the circumstances, the investigation revealed the officers' actions to be justified," Chief Katz wrote in a Facebook post.
"We encourage members of the public to educate themselves with the facts of this case and not utilize social media to fuel tensions."
According to Chief Katz, his officers were responding to a call for a home invasion about 2 miles from where they pulled the young hen over.
Katz, who said that the home invasion suspect, who according to him was carrying a machete, and who was still at large at the time of the traffic stop, said his officers saw the vehicle driving slowly, and once his officers pulled the car over they mistook the cellphone for a gun.
Wow.
Talk about spinning lies in order to justify rogue, trigger happy cops.
The video is especially disturbing, especially in the wake of the aftermath from the killing of Michael Brown, who was shit and killed by Ferguson, Missouri Police officer
But the video is also very disturbing for another reason.
The video shows how minorities, in this case, African-American men are treated by law enforcement.

I mean, I certainly don't believe that if these had been four white men, this Boynton Police officer would have threatened to shoot an unarmed citizen.
This incident, and the officers' actions, not only the Boynton Police officer threatening to shoot an unarmed citizen during a traffic stop, but the first Boynton Police officer slapping a cell phone out of a young man's hand, happens on a daily basis throughout the U.S.
The only thing different here is that this incident was captured on video.
If the passenger in the car not recorded exercised his first amendment right to record, there would be no proof of this rogue cop threatening to shoot an innocent, unarmed man.
Which is why I always say... COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING.


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Buffalo, NY Police officer Helps Elderly Woman with Yard Work


Buffalo, NY Police officer
helps elderly woman clean her yard.
By Davy V.

It's so nice to be able to take a break from story after story about some rogue, overzealous, dirty cop abusing and misusing his or her authority, and be able to expose a police officer in a different way.

Take, for example, a photo which was sent in to a Buffalo, NY news station by Ace Cordero in June showing a Buffalo, NY Police officer helping an elderly woman clean her yard last.

The photo was recently re-posted on social media.

As you can see in the photo, the Buffalo Police officer is raking the elderly woman's yard.

According to Cordero, the woman's husband passed away last year, and Cordero says he was moved to see the Buffalo Police officer helping her clean her yard.

Good deeds such as these are very important to point out, especially since let's be honest, it seems as though the law enforcement profession has hit an all-time low, with cops making headlines for everything from beating their girlfriends and wives, to executing innocent family pets, to gunning down unarmed citizens.


Rochester, NY Police homicide investigator
David Simpson helps senior citizen cross street.
This Buffalo, NY cop's good deed reminds me of a photo I took of Rochester, NY Police homicide investigator David Simpson last November, after he stopped his unmarked police vehicle in traffic to help an elderly woman cross a very busy intersection in Rochester, NY last November.

Unfortunately, good deeds such as these often go unnoticed, mainly because the truth is that rogue, abusive cops, who somewhere along the line, forgot the oath they swore to "Protect and Serve", screw it up for good officers such as these, who go out of their way to help the elderly.

Two thumbs up for this Buffalo, NY Police officer and for Rochester Police homicide investigator Dave Simpson, who remind us that perhaps there are still a few good officers left.

And two thumbs up for Ace Cordero for the great photo!


Click link below to read my original piece on Rochester, NY Police homicide investigator David Simpson helping senior citizen cross street.

http://davyv.blogspot.com/2013/11/rochester-ny-police-homicide.html


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Woman Takes Photo of Rochester, NY Police officer Asleep Behind the Wheel; "He had shades on and he was asleep."


This is the photo a woman took of a
Rochester, NY Police officer
who she says was asleep inside his parked cruiser. 
By Davy V.

A Rochester, New York woman on her way to her business Thursday around noon, did a double take when she saw something she couldn't believe, while stopped at a traffic light.

A Rochester, NY Police officer asleep behind the wheel of his cruiser.

"I happened to look over to my right and the officer's head dropped, then he laid his head back, he was nodding out," said the woman, who asked me not to publish her name out of fear of retaliation by the Rochester Police Department.

"He had shades on and was asleep, he didn't move at all," the woman told me via a phone interview.

"He was sleeping."

The woman said that since there were no cars behind her while she was waiting for the light at the intersection of East Main Street and Gibbs Street, in downtown Rochester, she actually remained stopped through a complete light cycle, to confirm if in fact the Rochester Police officer was asleep, before she took the photo.

Rochester, NY Police officer
with his head slumped to the side.

The woman said it was then, after seeing the RPD officer's head involuntarily drop several times, then slump to the side against the door of his cruiser, that she took the photo.

Although the photo clearly seems to support the woman's account, as it shows a Rochester, NY Police officer with his head slumped to the side, wearing shades, even though he is parked in the shade, the number of the RPD cruiser is a bit blurry.

It appears to be Rochester, NY Police cruiser 'D-40'.

After calling a Monroe County dispatcher, in an attempt to identify the officer, and being placed on hold for several minutes, I was told that they could not release any information.

"Everything is confidential here, and we're not supposed to give out any information," the dispatcher told me.

So there you have it, Rochester, NY, YOUR taxpayer dollars at work.

Asleep at the wheel.




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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Trigger-Happy Omaha, Nebraska Police Shoot and Kill Cops TV Show Production Crew Member

By Davy V.
Believing that an air soft pistol which shoots plastic pellets was a real firearm, three Omaha, Nebraska Police officers responding to a call for a robbery at a Wendy's restaurant Tuesday night, shot and killed not only the alleged robber, Cortez Washington, 32, but also 38-year old Bryce Dion, an audio technician for the television show 'Cops', who were filming while on ride alongs with Omaha Police.
Omaha Police claim that Washington turned and fired at officers.
Plastic pellets.

At least 10 bullet holes can be seen
on these windows of a Wendy's restaurant,
after Omaha cops unleashed a hail of gun shots,
which killed a Cops TV show tech.
According to Omaha Police spokesperson Michael Pecha, even though Dion was wearing a bullet proof vest, he was struck under the arm by at least one bullet, after officers unloaded a hail of shots.
According to Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, officers Darren Cunningham, 37, Brooks Riley, 35, and Jason Wilhelm, 39, were placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation into the shooting.
In other words, all three trigger-happy officers will still collect a paycheck, as the spin game gets under way, while Dion's family makes funeral arrangements.
I'm sure Omaha Police were quick to confiscate the restaurant's surveillance video.


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Cops Lie. Record Everything; Miami Police officer Anderson, Badge #16101


Miami Police officer Anderson, badge # 16101

By Davy V.

Like I always say.

Cops Lie. Record Everything.

A perfect example of why I always encourage people to video record EACH AND EVERY interaction with police, occurred recently during a trip to Miami, Florida, when me and my family were eating dinner at Casola's Pizzeria on SW 17th Avenue in Miami, with a close friend and her children.

As we were ordering, I noticed a Miami Police officer hanging out inside the pizzeria.

Not thinking anything of it at first, other than just another cop killing time inside an air conditioned business to get away from the South Florida heat, I enjoyed some quality time with my friend and our children.

After dinner, as we were walking to our vehicles, I couldn't help but notice the same Miami Police officer a couple of hundred feet away in the parking lot behind the pizzeria.

I made a comment to my friend about law enforcement and government officials misusing taxpayer dollars by hanging out at businesses such as restaurants.

Me and my friend both looked over at the Miami Police officer, who was approximately 150 feet away, and I shook my head.

Well, unbeknownst to me, as I would soon find out, the officer must have been watching us from a distance, even though at no time did we come close to him.

As I said goodbye to my friend, and got into my car, I noticed that the Miami Police officer had exited his cruiser and was standing next to it, staring over at me and my vehicle.

And that's when I pressed record.

"What did you say to me when you walked by?", Miami Police officer Anderson, badge #16101, asked me as I was pulling out of the restaurant parking lot.

Then, just a few seconds later, officer Anderson lies, saying that he never asked me a question, when he did.

(SEE VIDEO BELOW)

Obviously Miami Police officer Anderson didn't realize that the camera had recorded him asking me what I had said about him, which was none of his business in the first place.

Then, once he saw that I was video recording, he knew he couldn't admit, on video, that he had in fact gone out of his way to ask me what I had said about him in a private conversation I was having with my friend, so he did what comes naturally to law enforcement officers... HE LIED.

Which is why I always say... COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING.


Miami-Dade Police officer Dario Socarras
tonguing his girlfriend at Dadeland Mall.
When it comes to Miami and South Florida Police officers misusing taxpayer dollars, it's nothing new.

In fact, in 2010, the Miami-Dade Police internal affairs Department began an internal investigation into several officers, including a Mami-Dade Police Sergeant and two officers, who were caught on camera ignoring emergency calls.

All three were later fired, in what was called one of the worst incidents of delinquency in Miami-Dade Police department's history, which included officers failure to respond to emergency calls, pretending that they were on actual calls when they weren't and falsifying police records.

One of those officers, Dario Socarras, ignored 911 armed robbery and residential burglary calls, so that he could meet with his girlfriend in the parking lot of Dadeland Mall.

Undercover video surveillance footage captures Miami-Dade Police officer Dario Socarras making out with his girlfriend outside the mall.

From left to right, 
officers Socarras, Huertas, 
and Sgt. Gonzalez drinking coffee.
Surveillance video also captured Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Jennifer Gonzalez shopping at a Miami Target store when she should have been working.

In one incident, a Target employee is seen on video helping Sgt. Gonzalez load items into her police cruiser.


Investigators also found that Sgt. Gonzalez would spend hours visiting her parents, while she was on the clock.

In other words, on taxpayers' dime.

Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Jennifer Gonzalez
pushes a shopping cart out of Target store. 

In another incident, Miami-Dade Police officer Jose Huerta failed to immediately respond to a 911 call where a 5-year old child was locked inside a car.

Officer Huerta would regularly lie by claiming he was tied up on a call, when in reality, he was free and able to respond.

In what was perhaps the most disturbing incident involving Sgt. Gonzalez, and both officers Socarras and Huerta, a 
911 call came in for a 5-month old infant who was unconscious.

Officer Socarrias was dispatched, and he told the 911 dispatcher that he was "en route."

Miami-Dade Police officer Jose Huerta
drinking coffee, ignoring 911 call
for child locked inside vehicle.


He lied.

Officer Socarras wasn't en route.

He was having coffee with his supervisor, Sgt. Gonzalez and officer Huerta.

And it was all caught on surveillance video.

When that call for an unconscious infant came in, Miami-Dade police officer Dario Socarras never budged.






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Monday, August 25, 2014

Did Virginia State Trooper Johnson, Badge 1145 Threaten Me In Front of My Family After Unconstitutional Traffic Stop?


A very angry Virginia State Trooper Johnson

By Davy V.

What's worse than being pulled over by police for no reason?

Being pulled over by police for no reason while on a 1,500 mile road trip with your family, and having the officer lie to you about why he pulled you over for in the first place, then having that same officer make a veiled threat against you, in front of your children.

That's exactly what happened to me, last Tuesday, while traveling to Miami with my sons and my niece, to visit my 86-year old aunt.

As we were driving through Virginia, heading south on Interstate 77, I passed two unmarked law enforcement vehicles, which were parked in the median.

With my rental vehicle's cruise control set at 62 miles per hour, in a 65 MPH zone, I didn't think I'd have anything to worry about as I passed the unmarked cruisers.

I was wrong.

One of the cruisers pulled out from the median as soon as I drove by them.

The unmarked cruiser, a black Chevy Impala, then sped up, followed me for at least a mile, then got on my driver's side, and pulled up right next to my driver's door window.

Perhaps some of you who have traveled out of state will recognize this very common law enforcement tactic, where police target out of state motorists (in this case, my rental had a Florida tag, traveling through Virginia), and police will then follow your vehicle, usually remaining either directly behind you, or just behind your left rear side, or what I call you '8 o'clock position.'

Law enforcement officers will then continue to follow you for some time, while unbeknownst to you, they may be running a check on your license plate via their on board computer, or they may just be waiting to see if you commit any infraction for them to have a valid reason to pull your over, or as in the case of Trooper Johnson, they may just pull you over for no reason, then lie, in what is commonly referred to as 'fishing', hoping that they will get lucky and that their unlawful, unconstitutional traffic stop will yield them something to ticket you for, or charge you with.

As always, my recommendation is RECORD EVERYTHING.

That's when the officer, visibly angry, pointed, motioning with his hand, for me to pull over.

Not knowing what I had done wrong, as I knew I was not, and had not been speeding, I threw my hand up, as if to say "For what?"

The officer clearly did not appreciate the fact that I was questioning his angry directive for me to halt.

And his actions clearly indicated this.

As I decelerated, and turned on my blinker to pull off to the shoulder of the busy highway, his face grew red, as he shouted the words, "Pull over now!" 

As soon as I inform Virginia State Trooper Johnson, badge #1145 that I will be video recording the entire interaction, he attempts to justify his illegal traffic stop by lying about the reason why he pulled me over.

"Impeding the flow of traffic," Trooper Johnson tells me after I ask him why he stopped me.


Virginia State Trooper Johnson:
"I want to see your license now!"
"I wanna see your license now!," Trooper Johnson demands.

I won't break down the video, or Trooper Johnson's irate conduct, as you can see that for yourself, but what I will do is address what's perhaps the most disturbing part of the entire incident, other than the fact that trooper Johnson illegally stopped me, for no reason, then lied in order to justify his unlawful stop.

At the :59 second mark of Part 2 of the video, in what I took as a 'watch your back' threat, Virginia State Trooper Johnson stares me down, points at me, and in an eerie, low voice tone tells me, "You be careful," while giving my 13-year old niece a quick, cold stare.

(Check the video, and pay close attention
to Trooper Johnson's body language, including
his facial expressions, as well as the way he
tells me to be careful.)


At first, Trooper Johnson refused to give me
his badge number, instead showing me his
Virginia State Police patch.


Of course, Trooper Johnson, who admits to me on video that he gets "paid to look at people", tries his best to change the subject when I immediately call him back and ask him what he meant by his "You be careful" statement.

"What type of activist are you?", Trooper Johnson asks me.

What type of activist am I Trooper Johnson?

Well, let's see.

I'm the type of activist who knows when a law enforcement officer (YOU) has conducted an unconstitutional traffic stop.


An irate Virginia State Trooper Johnson
scrutinizes my car rental contract 

as he chews and pops his bubble gum hard.
I'm the type of activist who is smart enough to video record the entire interaction with said officer, (YOU), so I can document when that officer, (YOU) lies, in order to try and justify an unlawful traffic stop, as well as threaten a citizen, before boasting how many of YOUR fellow officers are posted up down the interstate.

Trooper Johnson, that's the type of activist I am.

The type of activist who always encourages citizens to record EVERY interaction with police, because just like you did Trooper Johnson, COPS LIE.

Which is why I always remind people... COPS LIE. RECORD EVERYTHING.


NOTE:

Perhaps some of you who have traveled out of state will recognize what Virginia State Trooper Johnson did, as a very common law enforcement tactic, one in which police target out of state motorists (in this case, my rental had a Florida tag, traveling through Virginia), then follow the vehicle, usually remaining either directly behind it, or just behind it to the left rear side, what I call your '8 o'clock position.'

Law enforcement officers will then continue to follow the out of state vehicle for some time, while unbeknownst to the motorist, the officer may be running a check of the vehicle's license plate via their on board computer, or they may just be waiting to see if the motorist commits any infraction, which will then give the officer a valid reason to pull the motorist over.

Of course, the officer can simply pull you over for absolutely no reason at all, other than because he or she simply can, which is what Trooper Johnson did.

And as Trooper Johnson did, the officer will then lie in order to justify the illegal stop.

This is commonly referred to as 'fishing'.

By 'fishing', the officer hopes that they will get lucky and that their unlawful, unconstitutional traffic stop will yield them something to ticket you for, or charge you with.

In this case, the only thing Virginia State Trooper Johnson's unconstitutional traffic stop yielded was a veteran activist who records, and live streams ANY AND EVERY interaction with law enforcement.


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

(GRAPHIC VIDEO) Did NASCAR Star Tony Stewart Intentionally Run Over and Kill Kevin Ward Jr.?


Tony Stewart
By Davy V.

Its no secret that NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart has some serious anger management issues.

In March of 2013, Stewart ran over to Joey Logano after the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race, and attacked Logano.

After the incident, Stewart, a three time NASCAR cup champion, who was upset that Logano had put a block on him during the race, said, "If he ever turns down across in front of me again, I don't care what lap it is, he won't make it through the other end of it."

This past June, Tony Stewart confronted Matt Kenseth, and in what many called a temper tantrum, Stewart threw his helmet onto Kenseth's hood.

Earlier, in referring to Kenseth, Tony Stewart made what is now seems to be an eerie threat.

"I’m going to run over him every chance I’ve got from now ‘til the end of the year," Stewart said.

"Every chance I’ve got."


Tony Stewart attacks Joey Logano
Now of course, it's racing, and just as in any other sport, such as my favorite, boxing, there's always trash talk, right?

Yes.

Trash talk is part of competitive sports.

However, when it comes to Tony Stewart, a disturbing incident Saturday night at a race track in Canandaigua, NY has allot of race fans disgusted.

Tony Stewart hit, ran over, and killed driver Kevin Ward Jr.

In a graphic video, posted to YouTube, which I've included below, Kevin Ward Jr. is seen losing control of his number 13 car, before hitting a wall at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

In tne video, Tony Stewart's number 14 car seems to push, or run Ward's car into the wall.


Kevin Ward Jr.
A few seconds after wiping out, Kevin Ward is seen getting out of his car, and walking onto the dirt track, pointing at cars.

One car is seen swerving to avoid hitting Ward, but then something very disturbing happens.

Tony Stewart not only revs his engine up, but instead of swerving to avoid Ward, like the other driver did, Tony Stewart actually turns towards Ward, hitting Ward, running him over, and throwing him at least 50 feet.

Kevin Ward Jr. was pronounced dead on arrival at FF Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, NY.

According to Ontario County, NY Sheriff Phil Povero, Tony Stewart, who is scheduled to race at the NASCAR Cheez It today afternoon, in Watkins Glen, which is about an hour away from Canandaigua, Stewart was "shaken up."

Povero said the incident is being considered an accident.

Kevin Ward Jr. lies motionless on the track at
Canandaigua Motorsports Park,
after being hit and run over by Tony Stewart.



I'm not so sure.

What I see on that video is very disturbing.

The fact that Tony Stewart accelerates, and turns his car into Kevin Ward, then hits and runs him over?

I don't think that's any accident.

Then, when you factor in Stewart's history, I truly believe Tony Stewart intentionally killed this young man.

I truly believe that in the video you are about to see, Tony Stewart intentionally ran over and killed an innocent young man, in front of shocked race fans, including young children.

And I think because of who he is, he'll get away with it.

Ontario County, NY Sheriff
Phil Povero

As an activist who has spent the past 20 plus years exposing incidents of police and official misconduct and corruption, I can tell you firsthand that Ontario County, NY Sheriff Phil Povero, and the Ontario County District Attorney's office are known to cover up and make things go away.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if they make this go away as well.

As someone who doesn't really follow racing, I am disgusted by this incident, where a young man, full of passion for racing lost his life.

At the hands of an individual who has a long history of being violent and unable to control his emotions.

I also think that the fact that Tony Stewart will still be racing Sunday afternoon, just hours after running over and killing Kevin Ward Jr., pretty much shows what kind of person he is.

When you watch the video, I want you to pay special attention to a few key things.

I want you to watch as Tony Stewart revs his engine, and then jerks his steering to the right, driving right at, into, and over Kevin Ward Jr.

And those two things, right there, is what I feel makes this intentional.

Tony Stewart knew exactly what he was doing.


Update:

Tony Stewart's Public Image Damage Control PR Campaign Begins As He Decides Not to Race at Watkins Glen.

Am I the only one calling it like I see it?

While Corporate-America run mainstream news media and sports outlets like ESPN continue to spin this disgusting incident by defending Tony Stewart, as the family of Kevin Ward Jr. begins to deal with the sad truth that their son is gone?

In a classic example of Public Image Damage Control 101, Tony Stewart has decided not to race at Watkins Glen this afternoon.

Interesting, since Tony Stewart, and his Stewart-Haas racing team were passionately adamant that he would in fact race.

Actually, Tony Stewart had every intention of still racing, just hours after hitting, running over, and killing Kevin Ward Jr.

Gotta love PR campaigns.

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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!






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