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South Carolina Officer Is Charged With Murder of Walter Scott

A police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed man while the man ran away. Nothing has done more to fuel the national debate over police tactics than the dramatic, sometimes grisly videos: A man gasping “I can’t breathe” through a police chokehold on Staten Island, a 12-year-old boy shot dead in a park in Cleveland. And now, perhaps the starkest video yet, showing a South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing man in the back. The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man, Walter L. Scott, fled. The officer’s official report stated the man took his stun gun and the officer feared for his life. The video shows that was not the case. In fact, it paints a very different picture. Police reports also say that officers performed CPR and delivered first aid to Mr. Scott. The video shows that for several minutes after the shooting, Mr. Scott remained face down with his hands cuffed behind his back. A second officer arrives, puts on blue medical gloves and attends to Mr. Scott, but is not shown performing CPR. As sirens wail in the background, a third officer later arrives, apparently with a medical kit, but is also not seen performing CPR. “Everyone knows that cops have been given the benefit of the doubt, They’re always assumed to be telling the truth, unless there’s tangible evidence otherwise.” Had this video not come to light this officer would still be on the streets. We need to record all interaction with police. It’s getting hard to know who you can trust. The debate over police use of force has been propelled in part by videos like the one in South Carolina. In January, prosecutors in Albuquerque charged two police officers with murder for shooting a homeless man in a confrontation that was captured by an officer’s body camera. Federal prosecutors are investigating the death of Eric Garner, who died last year in Staten Island after a police officer put him in a chokehold, an episode that a bystander captured on video. A video taken in Cleveland shows the police shooting a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, who was carrying a fake... read more

Seven Cops and 2 Lawyers ‘Lied’ to Put This Man in Jail. He was only saved by the video they did not know was being shot.

Watch the video below. Justice is supposed to be blind. It’s not supposed to see what it wants to see. Douglas Dendinger is a 47-year-old disabled Army veteran who found himself the target of an apparent police conspiracy to put him away for life — all because he handed a court summons to a cop, WWL-TV reported. He stepped up to act as process server in August 2012 for a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew. Handing a summons to Chad Cassard as the former police officer exited the courthouse in Washington Parish, Louisiana, Dendinger found himself verbally attacked by the swarm of cops and lawyers nearby. “It was like sticking a stick in a bee’s nest,” Dendinger recalled. “They started cursing me. They threw the summons at me. Right at my face, but it fell short. Vulgarities. I just didn’t know what to think. I was a little shocked.” That was only the beginning of Dendinger’s “nightmare.” Later that night, police came to Dendinger’s house and arrested him, charging him with simple battery and two felonies: obstruction of justice and intimidating a witness. Due to his prior felony cocaine conviction, Dendinger estimated the new charges could land him behind bars for up to 80 years. The night of his arrest, Dendinger said he was mocked by police in the Washington Parish Jail. He claimed Bogalusa Police Chief Joe Culpepper went so far as to whistle the ominous theme music from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” WWL reported. Things got worse when seven witnesses — including two of Dendinger’s prosecutors — signed statements that affirmed the cop’s version of events: “[Dendinger] slapped me in the chest with a white envelope and stated, ‘You been served brother.’” Even Police Chief Culpepper said he’d witnessed Dendinger’s “violence” — despite the fact that the chief also admitted he hadn’t actually been outside the courthouse when the summons was served. In the end, what saved Dendinger was the fact that his wife and nephew recorded the incident — and the videos contradicted what the police and attorneys were swearing had happened. After a year-long fight, St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed was forced to recuse his office and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office dropped the case against Dendinger. Now Dendinger is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against Reed, his two prosecutors, the Bogalusa cops and Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal — and he said he’s learned a frightened lesson... read more

Public Servant or Bully?

Nothing makes me more angry than seeing videos of police using force and intimidation on innocent people. A man driving through an Illinois checkpoint attempted to exercise his Constitutional rights to question officers on whether he was being detained or free to go. The first Illinois State Police officer remained calm, especially considering the driver had informed him he was being recorded from the get-go. But a second officer who walked up to the car after the initial exchange, only to hear the man telling the cop that it was an unconstitutional stop, became so enraged that he yanked the door open and began yelling in his face. This officer doesn’t even know the law he is supposed to uphold. Driving is not a privilege. Travelling is a right, AND LOCK YOUR DOORS! “Even the legislature has no power to deny to a citizen the right to travel upon the highway and transport his property in the ordinary course of his business or pleasure, though this right may be regulated in accordance with the public interest and convenience.” Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago, 169 NE 22. (“Regulated” here means traffic safety enforcement: stop lights, signs, etc.) “The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit at will, but a common right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thompson v. Smith, 154 SE 179. “The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the 5th Amendment.” Kent v. Dulles, 357 US 116, 125. “Undoubtedly the right of locomotion, the right to move from one place to another according to inclination, is an attribute of personal liberty, and the right, ordinarily, of free transit from or through the territory of any State is a right secured by the 14th amendment and by other provisions of the Constitution.” Schactman v. Dulles, 96 App DC 287, 293. Just saying he is wrong and a stupid road side thug. Are you awake Yet? As a reader you deserve to know the truth behind the disasters America and the rest of the world faces. If you want to learn more about what is going on in America then consider joining America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. These newsletters are free and... read more

“I Don’t Answer Questions” Witness The Power Of Remaining Silent

Bringing about change in how our public servants treat us can only take place if YOU start to understand and insert your rights. Civil disobedience is one way to effect this change. It is very important to understand that the 5th Amendment protects the innocent more than the guilty. Knowing how to assert your rights is not only a good idea to prevent from being unlawfully kidnapped or caged, but it is also a successful catalyst for change when applied on a large enough scale. Remember, “Everything you say can and will be held against you.” This video shows how to properly remain silent during police interactions. It is as simple as stating, “I do not answer questions.” Because of the SCOTUS ruling in Salinas v. Texas, you are now expected to know that you have a right against self-incrimination, and unless you specifically and clearly invoke this right, anything you say or do not say, including your mannerisms at the time you stop talking, can be used against you. You actually have to say, “I do not answer questions.” Don’t concern yourself with what kind of interrogation you’re in. Don’t worry about whether Salinas applies in your particular situation. Just invoke your 5th Amendment right immediately, verbally, and clearly. Being stopped by police can be a particularly stressful experience. An innocent individual can easily get tricked into self-incriminating themselves as the police officer badgers and pries for information. Memorizing laws and and statutes can go a long way, however, having a business card handy, that states your rights for you, is much more convenient, especially when under the stress of a police stop. Side 1 “I hereby invoke and refuse to waive all of the following rights and privileges afforded to me by the United States Constitution. I invoke and refuse to waive my 5th Amendment right to Remain Silent. I invoke and refuse to waive my 6th Amendment right to an attorney of my choice. I invoke and refuse to waive my 4th Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. If I am not presently under arrest, or under investigatory detention, please allow me to leave.” Side 2 “Officer, I Assert My Fifth Amendment Rights As Stated On This Card” Pursuant to the law, as established by the United States Supreme Court, my lawyer has advised me not to talk to anyone and not to answer questions about any pending criminal case or any... read more

Police over stepping their bounds

Please watch the video below after you finish reading this blog. You won’t believe the nerve of these police officers. A mother and father were on their way home with their 2 week old baby when they were stopped by police officers. Andre Stockett, the father and the passenger in the vehicle, and the man who took the video, has a good understanding of his rights when dealing with police. And you should as well. Despite the police pulling over the vehicle, for an alleged “traffic violation,” they do nothing to the driver. Her license is run and it comes back valid so they have nothing on them, yet like bullies on the playground they begin ganging up on Stockett. Stockett has committed no crime and has not been suspected of committing a crime, so he lawfully refuses to identify himself. You do not have to identify yourself as a passenger in a car. Period! However, this assertion of his rights does not go over well with the bullies on the playground, so Officer Denny throws a temper tantrum. The K-9 unit is brought in. Remember, K-9’s are not only often poorly trained, they are frequently wrong. They can also be taught to alert on cue. Stockett says that he does not consent to any searches, which is well within his rights. However, Officer Denny knows how to avert these rights; bring in the drug dog. Unfortunately in Illinois v. Caballes, the Supreme Court ruled that police do not need reasonable suspicion to use drug dogs to sniff a vehicle during a legitimate traffic stop and that a drug dog alerting to a vehicle allows them to search it. Can you see how this can go wrong? Stockett could have contended that this was no longer a “legitimate traffic stop” but it seems that nothing was going to stop these jackboots from arresting someone. After the dog allegedly ‘alerted’ to the vehicle, Stockett and his wife are told to get out of the vehicle. When they refuse, because they have a 2 week old infant in the back seat, these thugs threaten to take their baby! At this point in the video, if your blood is not boiling you are not a human being. The police continue to make up new reasons why they were pulled over and why they are being detained/arrested. It is absolutely infuriating. The asininity peaks when officer Denny backtracks and tells the family that... read more