Thursday, April 9, 2015

Man who took video feared retribution, considered erasing it

Santana's initial fears about retribution may not have been unwarranted. This video is the latest in a series of unsettling clips that have depicted police officers killing or injuring unarmed black men in recent years. People behind those cameras have lived to regret the attention, and sometimes danger, that came with involving themselves in such high-profile cases.


Informed42 said...

People that have been filming cops in action, have been hassled, assaulted (by cops putting their hands on them or knocking their cameras away)which is a crime if they lay a finger on a cop. Politicians and police union officials have pushed a lot or proposed a lot of legislation to try and stop the public from filming cops and all other forms of law enforcement personnel from being filmed and recorded.

Ever wonder why they're all so against the members of the public filming and recording them in action ?

It's a pretty simple answer. Because they don't want any kind of records of their actions !! It
makes it too hard to lie about what really happened !! Simple.

A few good cops (believe it or not, there are some)that have nothing to hide or lie about haven't had any objections at all about people filming and recording them in action.

To put things in the proper perspective, a lot of people need to accept the realities of the various situations and incidents that have been media feeding frenzies and run into the ground ad nauseum.

Michael Brown was a big assed punk that got exactly what he deserved. And the companion that was with him was another piece of shit lying nigger.

More to follow>>>

Informed42 said...

Eric Garner was also no upright pillar of the community, and had numerous prior arrests for more than just selling loose cigarettes.
If you want to spend the time and learn the truth about Eric Garner's death-read on-

Read this article, if you want to know the truth!

> Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, is dead. This is a tragedy,
> regardless of the circumstances. We rightly mourn with his wife and
> children. They will never see their husband and father again, and that
> should break everyone's heart.
> When we witness a gut-rending tragedy like this, we want to know who
> is responsible. Who is to blame for depriving this family of its husband
> and father?

As the facts emerge, it becomes increasingly clear that, as
> tragic as this situation is, in the end the culpability for Eric
> Garner's death rests with Eric Garner.

> To put it as simply as possible, if Mr. Garner had not broken the law and
> then resisted arrest, he would be alive today.

> While protesters are trying to make this about race, it must be noted that
> the police showed up in response to complaints from black business owners.

> The arrest was ordered by a black officer, and the arrest itself was
> supervised by a black officer, a female sergeant. A crackdown on the sale
> of illegal, untaxed cigarettes - called "loosies" since they are sold in
> singles rather than in packs - had been ordered just days before Garner's
> arrest by the highest ranking black police officer in the NYPD, Philip
> Banks.

> So a black officer ordered the crackdown, black business owners called for
> the arrest, a black officer ordered the arrest, and a black officer
> supervised the arrest itself.

It's also worth noting that the 23-member grand jury which refused to indict
the arresting officer included nine non-white members.

Ask yourself how many of those facts you have heard from any member of the race-obsessed, low-information media.

> Garner had been arrested 31 times, and eight of those had been for selling
> loosies. His rap sheet goes back decades and includes arrests for assault
> and grand larceny.

> At the time of his death, Garner was out on bail after being charged with
> multiple offenses, including illegal sale of cigarettes, marijuana
> possession, false impersonation and driving without a license. So he
> certainly knew the law, knew he was in violation, and knew doing it again
> would likely lead to his arrest, a drill he'd been through dozens of times
> before.

Keep reading-more to follow

Informed42 said...

> There were 228,000 misdemeanor arrests in New York City in 2013, the last
> year for which figures are available. All of them put together led to
> precisely zero deaths.

> Garner, all six-foot, three inches and 350 pounds of him, clearly resisted
> arrest, swatting away the arresting officer's hands while loudly
> exclaiming, "Don't touch me!"

After he was taken to the ground, he growled, "This ends here!"

That could be taken any number of ways, but in
> the heat of the moment it certainly could be read reasonably as a
> declaration that he was going to fight arrest until he was subdued by
> compelling force.

> The patrolman who wrestled Garner to the ground, Daniel Pantaleo, did it
> by the book, using a takedown maneuver every policeman is taught at the
> academy.

He did not, in fact, use a chokehold, which is defined by the
> NYPD as "any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or
> hinder breathing or reduce intake of air." Now Garner was clearly able to
> breathe, since that's the only way he could repeatedly say, "I can't
> breathe."

> The autopsy explicitly declares that there was no injury to Garner's
> windpipe or to his neck bones.

This was a wrestler's headlock, not a chokehold. (As a side-note, chokeholds,
while contrary to police policy, are not in fact illegal in the state of New York
when an officer uses one to restrain a resisting subject.

They are not even illegal in New York City, at the insistence of liberal mayor Bill DeBlasio.)

Patrolman Pantaleo was not indicted for the simple reason that he did nothing
> wrong.

Garner's death likely should be attributed to the fact that he
> himself suffered from severe asthma, something the arresting officers had
> no reason to know. According to Garner's friends, his asthma was severe
> enough that he was forced to quit his job as a horticulturist for the city.
> He wheezed when he talked and could not walk so much as a city block
> without having to stop to rest. Garner "couldn't breathe" because of his
> asthma, not because of a chokehold.

> In addition, he suffered from heart disease, advanced diabetes,
> hypertension, obesity and sleep apnea. Contrary to public perception, he
> did not die on site, nor did he die of asphyxiation. He suffered cardiac
> arrest in the ambulance and was declared dead about an hour later at the
> hospital.

> So it turns out that almost everything bleated out by the race-mongers and
> the low-information media has turned out to be wrong.


Informed42 said...

As the wisest man who ever lived wrote 3,000 years ago, "The one who states his case first
seems right until the other comes and examines him" (Proverbs 18:17).

> Eric Garner and Michael Brown both fought the law, and the law won.
In the end, they have no one to blame but themselves.

> New York Post columnist Bob McMcanus concluded his column on Eric Garner
> this way: "There are many New Yorkers - politicians, activists, trial
> lawyers, all the usual suspects - who will now seek to profit from a
> tragedy that wouldn't have happened had Eric Garner made a different
> decision.

"He was a victim of himself. It's just that simple."

Neither of those individuals were anywhere near the type of person Mr. Scott and the members of his family are. There's no comparison at all possible.

The cop that shot Mr. Scott in the back and tried lying about things and repositioning evidence,
is a real piece of shit, and is right where he should be. Let's just hope that he gets life in prison for the murder he committed.

More members of the general public need to have the courage the young man filming Slager's actions had, and they need to get involved. Public exposure of the bad actors with badges is the best way to reduce such incidents and hold those responsible for them accountable for their actions.


IInformed42 said...

Law enforcement in general, on all levels, local, state and Federal, need to be liable for their actions and stop all the over-worked lying excuses and bull shit. They were 'in fear of their life'. It was for 'Officer Safety'. It was a 'justifiable shooting', so no charges will be filed against the officer/s. On
and on ad nauseum. And in too many cases, it's pure bull shit.

And I say that sincerely and from personal experience because I wore a badge for 13 years.