WATCH: Cop Attacks 61yo Man for Singing a Beach Boys Song—Taxpayers to Be Held Liable

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Allentown, PA — Jim Osche likes to go out into public and sing as a means of relieving stress. However, Osche’s stress relief was met with police brutality and is now the subject of an excessive force lawsuit brought against an Allentown police officer who attacked him for singing.

According to Osche, he made a deal with police about singing in the Center City streets two years ago. According to Osche, he had a meeting with then-Capt. Glen Dorney about where and when he could sing.

“He said, ‘We’ve gotten some complaints about your singing, it’s kind of loud,’” Ochse testified. “He said, ‘Why don’t we make a pact? You can sing any time after five o’clock.’”

At 7 p.m., on August 14, 2015, Osche was doing exactly that.

However, that street singing would come to an abrupt and brutal end when officer Robert Busch responding to Osche’s performance. The entire interaction was captured on video and speaks for itself.

“For some reason, they view my client as a ’60s hippie and they can’t stand his singing, so they beat him up to the extent that he still can’t walk right to this day,” Richard Orloski, Ochse’s attorney said.

Ochse is the first person to admit that not everyone loves his singing. However, the force that he was met with on that August afternoon was no just response to bad singing.

That night, as Osche walked down the sidewalk in front of Shula’s Steakhouse in downtown Allentown, the restaurant guests seemed to be pleasantly receptive as Osche serenaded his friend who bartended there. Many of them pulled out their phones to record this cheerful man giving his rendition of Beach Boys, Barbara Ann. 

After wrapping up his song, however, Osche was met with police violence instead of applause.

Osche seemed to be agitated by the police presence and looked to have heated words with the officer. However, at no time did Osche touch or otherwise warrant the violent action that followed.

After he turned to walk away, Busch grabbed Osche, claiming he resisted, and violently through this 61-year-old man to the ground, causing him to scream in agony.

“My body tensed up. If anybody has been in a lot of pain … you clench up,” Ochse said, denying Busch’s claims that he resisted efforts to handcuff him.

“Mr. Ochse was creating a public disturbance, screaming, yelling, people were moving away from this guy, people were scared,” claimed David MacMain, an attorney for officer Busch, during the trial this week. However, it was clear from the video that no one was running away.

As the Morning Call reports, Busch claimed that his force was reasonable and he could’ve used much more.

Busch testified that his use of force was within the continuum of force officers are trained to employ that ranges from simple presence and verbal commands to less than lethal weapons, such as pepper spray and stun guns, to deadly force. Under the circumstances, Busch would have been justified in using hand stuns, or pepper spray, he said.

Busch testified that he thought Osche was a threat and could’ve hurt him or others. Apparently, according to this officer, bad singing is now dangerous.

“Running through my mind was what could he do to me, what could he do to the other people there,” Busch testified Tuesday.

According to Luisa Ranis Soos, who posted the video to Facebook in 2015, the guards claimed that Osche touched the officer. However, according to the video, this was entirely false.

Though Osche was arrested and held in a jail cell for over an hour, police did not inform him of any charges, only saying, according to Osche, that he would be “cited by mail.”

The trial will continue this week and while Busch hasn’t faced any discipline for taking down Osche for singing, rest assured that the taxpayers most likely will.

Below is another video, taken by the bartender who Osche was serenading that night. Notice that no one is complaining in either video and they are, in fact, entertained.

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New DNA Evidence Says Man is Innocent—State of Missouri To Execute Him Tonight Anyway

Marcellus Williams, 48, was set to be put to death by lethal injection on Tuesday at 6:00pm at the Missouri state prison in Bonne Terre.

Kent Gipson and other unnamed lawyers representing Williams are seeking a commutation of his life sentence or a new hearing in the case. They have also asked Governor Eric Greitens (R) for clemency, according to the Washington Post.

Williams was convicted of stabbing Lisha Gayle, 42, to death during a robbery that occurred on August 11, 1998, in a gated suburban community outside of University City, Missouri. Gayle purportedly found Williams in her home during the robbery, and then Williams killed the woman.

 

Gayle had been a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter from 1981 to 1992, before she eventually turned to doing social work, the Post reported.

Gipson says DNA testing conducted in December 2016 showed that the DNA on the knife used to kill Gayle, was, in fact, not that of Williams’. Gipson also cited previous DNA evidence showing that hairs found on Gayle’s shirt, fingernails, and footprints at the scene, did not belong to Williams either.

Now, Williams’ attorneys have appealed to the US Supreme Court in order to halt this week’s execution.

The Missouri Supreme Court, which initially agreed to postpone Williams’ execution in order to complete the new DNA tests, has denied requests to look at new evidence presented by the lawyers, according to Missourinet.

Gipson says that the new evidence “means in our mind the actual killer is not him,” according to an interview he did with the Associated Press last week, the Post reported.

Williams’ conviction was based on the testimonies of two convicted felons who had their eyes on a $10,000 reward, Gipson said, the Post reported. One of the testifiers was the inmate’s ex-girlfriend and the other, a former cellmate.

But, Loree Anne Paradise, a spokeswoman for Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, said the office is still confident that Williams is the killer based on other evidence.

Missouri’s NAACP Executive Director Ron Chapel commented on the newly found evidence that suggests Williams is innocent. “What separates Mr. Williams from many others is that he may be a case of actual innocence,” Missourinet reported.

“There is evidence that has not been considered by a court,” Chapel said, according to Missourinet. “Evidence that could prove that he had nothing to do with the murder itself.”

Besides the murder conviction, Williams is also currently serving consecutive terms in prison for robbery and 30 years each for weapon crimes and burglary.

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FBI Admits Their Informants Participated in Deadly Charlottesville Riots — Report

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FBI sources have confirmed that it’s extremely unlikely that leaders of the radical white nationalist and Antifa groups that squared off in violent clashes in Charlottesville, VA will face prosecution due to their being federal law enforcement assets.

According to an exclusive report by True Pundit:

FBI said they have already identified several federal informants who participated in the mob-like riots over the weekend in Virginia. The FBI is also now working those sources to piece together the events from Charlottesville, sources said.

But FBI agents have deemed the newly-minted investigation dicey, having to navigate separate agreements with embedded intelligence assets while trying to pinpoint responsibility for the violence.

Late Saturday, the Justice Department announced the federal probe. The investigation, spearheaded by the Richmond, VA FBI field office, was launched after an Ohio man drove his car through a crowd of demonstrators killing one woman and injuring dozens.

The FBI has Intel assets implanted in several white supremacy sects, as well as the radical ANTIFA group, according to federal law enforcement sources who spoke to True Pundit.
The FBI sources said it is unlikely an asset would be charged for stoking violence in Virginia if for instance that asset had or was providing valuable information on another domestic terrorism case.

“We wouldn’t do a solid informant for this,” one FBI insider said.

The word “do” here pertains to indict.

The report indicates that intelligence assets from the FBI have infiltrated the full spectrum of radical groups, and unless the crimes committed by them rose to an extreme level, such as police officers being killed as part of the demonstrations, they would likely not be charged.

The FBI source used the example of the two Virginia State Police troopers who died after they lost control of a State Police helicopter which was leaving Charlottesville, according to NTSB records, as an example of what type of incident would rise to the level such that an embedded intelligence asset would blow their cover for a prosecution.

Even more harrowing perhaps is the revelations that an FBI initiative called PATCON, or Patriot Conspiracy, has been in place since the late 80’s. This was a long-term provocation campaign in which the Bureau sought “to infiltrate and incite the militia and evangelical Christians to violence so that the Department of Justice could crush them,” explains Salt Lake City attorney, Jesse Trentadue, whose brother was killed while in federal custody shortly after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Trentadue has worked diligently to expose a vast cover-up of the OKC bombing, and the FBI’s intentional efforts to protect the likely federal asset, “John Doe II,” a dark-haired, heavy-set man seen by dozens of people in the company of Timothy McVeigh on the day of the bombing — who the FBI claims doesn’t exist. Through his investigation, Trentadue learned that exposing the identity of this likely FBI informant was crucial to obtain justice for his murdered brother.

Trentadue maintains that there is a “strong possibility” that the long-suppressed video recordings captured McVeigh in the company of a second person who would be identifiable as “an FBI undercover operative.”

“Ruby Ridge was a PATCON operation,” Trentadue has pointed out. “Waco was a PATCON operation. And so, too, I believe, was the Oklahoma City Bombing.”

“The reason [the FBI] doesn’t want that tape released is … that one of the people getting out of that truck on the morning of April 19, 1995, was working for the FBI,” Trentadue said in an interview with Lew Rockwell.

“The FBI had, I now know, at least five or six undercover operatives linked in with McVeigh in Elohim City. What I don’t know is the motivation behind the bombing…. What is not clear is whether it was a sting operation gone bad, that the plan was to stop it but the FBI failed, or else they wanted it to happen, as horrible as that sounds…. It’s clear that they facilitated the bombing, directly or indirectly. It’s clear they didn’t stop it.”

According to the late William Grigg, writing for Pro Liberate:

The same is probably true of the little-remembered October 1995 sequel to the OKC Bombing – the derailment of the Sunset Limited, an Amtrak train carrying 248 passengers. Sleeping car attendant Mitchell Bates was killed and 78 others were injured when four of the train’s 12 cars careened off a 30-foot trestle.

Interestingly, Eric Holder actually oversaw the team that handled these government sponsored terror fomenters prior to serving as U.S. Attorney General.

Make no mistake, the FBI recruits assets to infiltrate radical groups and then attempts to use these assets to push people over the edge. They work to compromise innocent people engaged in fearful conduct, like buy illegal guns — re: Ruby Ridge and Waco.

These types of operations are critical to moving along the police state agenda, whereby people willing give away liberty, freedom, privacy, etc. in the name of being kept safe by the government. It’s an ingenious plan that essentially creates fear within the population by fomenting phony threats or magnifying the threat a group presents exponentially. Through this PATCON program, the feds learned how to ever expand the control state with endless funding.

Jesse Trentadue’s efforts to find out why his brother was killed exposed what happened in OKC and much about this insidious program through twenty plus years of relentless litigation through FOIA.

One FBI insider told True Pundit that the Bureau is somewhat handcuffed in an investigation like this. How can you charge someone who might be linked, the FBI insider asked, when you’ve been paying them for months or longer?

Given the facts related to PATCON, it seems plausible that violence seen in Charlottesville is simply the continuation of the FBI’s long-running divide and conquer fear operation, and not nearly as spontaneous or organic as the mainstream media would have you believe.

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First Vegas Cop Charged Since 1990 as Video Shows Him Choke, Taser Innocent Man to Death

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Las Vegas, NV — Earlier this year, body camera video from Las Vegas police showed the horrifying and fatal confrontation between Tashi Brown and multiple cops with the LVPD. One of those cops, Kenneth Lopera was just arraigned this week on charges of manslaughter and oppression under color of office.

Brown had committed no crime. In fact, it was later reported by the department that had the unarmed man survived this encounter, police would’ve had nothing to charge him with.

Sadly, however, because of Lopera’s incompetence and violence, Brown is dead.

In spite of Las Vegas cops killing many people over the last three decades, Lopera is the first LVPD cop to face a manslaughter charge since 1990, according to the AP.

Naturally, Las Vegas Police Protective Association official Steve Grammas said Lopera did nothing criminal and was using a department-approved method to restrain Brown. according to the AP.

When watching the video below, and considering the fact that police would have had nothing to charge him with, the fact that the Las Vegas Police Protective Association can attempt to claim nothing criminal happened is telling, to say the least.

According to the initial police report, Lopera said he thought Brown was about to attempt a car jacking.

As the AP reports,

Police said a sweaty, agitated and disoriented Brown approached Lopera and another patrol officer early May 14 in a Venetian resort coffee shop, said he thought someone was after him, and then fled through employee-only hallways into a parking area behind the hotel.

Lopera’s body camera showed that he gave chase, and police later said the officer reported that he thought Brown was going to try to carjack a pickup truck.

However, the driver of the truck said on record that he did not suspect those intentions, Review Journal reported at the time.

Body camera video, as well as outside security camera footage, feature the chase and attack on the unarmed man. At first, Brown is seen running from a police officer, later identified as Lopera, and approaching a white pickup when the first stun gunshot comes.

Brown, who also goes by the name Tashi Farmer, is then seen lying on the ground as the policeman is heard yelling “Don’t move! Get on your stomach!” While the man cried out “I will,” still lying on the ground and attempting to pull the Taser probe out of his back, he was struck several more times.

The stun gun was used seven times in total during the incident, according to police. Every one of those taser deployments came from Lopera’s taser.

During the tussle on the ground, Lopera, assisted by up to three other officers, also punched Brown in the face and head. As the victim continued to struggle, Lopera applied a “rear naked choke,” a martial arts tactic which is not approved by police authorities, the LVMPD statement says.

The neck hold is not seen on the body camera footage, but it was captured by the outside camera.

When backup arrived, the cops switch out their roles and are replaced by the arriving officers.

During this odd shift change, Brown stopped breathing. Several minutes later an officer realized this and EMTs were called to the scene. Forty minutes after the incident began, Brown was pronounced dead.

Brown left behind several heartbroken children and a devastated mother.

Although Lopera is the first officer to be charged with manslaughter in nearly three decades, the case from 1990, as well as most cases in the US, show that in spite of the charges, he may still simply go back to the job.

As the AP reports, three Las Vegas police officers were indicted on involuntary manslaughter and oppression charges following the July 1990 chokehold death of 39-year-old Charles Bush. Their trial ended when a jury deadlocked, and they were not retried.

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Witnesses Watch in Horror As Cops Mace & Taser Deaf Mute Man Over a Parking Ticket

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San Diego, CA — Sadly, as multiple cases show, being deaf in America while interacting with police can lead to your arrest, assault, or even your death. A deaf, mute man in San Diego just learned this the hard way.

The man, whose name has not been released, was in a thrift shop attempting to sell some shoes when he noticed a traffic enforcement officer writing him a ticket for being illegally parked. Likely knowing that he couldn’t afford a ticket, he ran outside to plead with the officer.

“He couldn’t speak, so he was communicating via a legal pad we had. As he was writing something to ask us, he saw that he was going to get a ticket,” said Tiara Arreloa, the employee at the shop in which the man was attempting to sell the shoes.

However, when he approached the traffic officer, things quickly escalated. As he attempted to communicate with the officer, she appeared to fail to understand him, according to witnesses.

“Maybe because he could not speak and he was trying to communicate so he was making some muddled noises,” said Arreloa. “So maybe she thought he was intoxicated.”

Whatever she thought, ended up with the officer pepper spraying the deaf man in the face. The man was in so much agony that people nearby began coming to his aid.

“There were customers going in and everyone was really frightened,” Arreloa said. “It got so bad, the water wasn’t helping, so we had to go to a restaurant and ask them for milk to neutralize the spice, the heat.”

However, before anyone could help the man, two more San Diego police officers joined in on the escalation of force.

“Me and my co-workers were yelling he is deaf! He is deaf!” said Arreloa.

However, as the Free Thought Project has reported numerous times, many cops wrongly perceive deafness as a threat and then escalate to violence. The man was then tasered and thrown to the ground as officers pile on top of him.

“It ends up with three men on top of him,” Arreloa said. “This poor man on the ground can’t even communicate, but they are forcing him down on the ground over a parking ticket.”

According to ABC 10, 

She says when paramedics arrived, they started communicating with him in sign language.

Police say a motorcycle officer sent out a call for back up and they confirm a taser was used, but what led to the confrontation is under review. The 35-year-old man, whose name hasn’t been identified, is charged with battery on a police officer. The traffic officer says he slapped her arm.

Although the officer says he slapped her arm, Arreloa explained that he was simply trying to communicate in sign language and at no time did he ever try to hurt her.

“He wasn’t touching her, his hands were just here. He was trying to talk to her, ” insisted Arreloa.

“The police really need some serious training and they need to learn how to become aware of the deaf community,” said Aline Smith, Director of Media and Community Education at Deaf Community Services of San Diego.

“They need to learn cultural norms of the deaf community and learn how to identify if a person is deaf or hearing,” Smith said. “That way they know how to treat them when they are pulled over.”

Smith said that a deaf person’s facial expressions are often misinterpreted, especially if they are upset, like this man was.

“Doesn’t mean I would become aggressive, but maybe my facial expressions, just like people who can hear and can speak, they have different vocal tone. The deaf community has the same thing in their facial expression, so my face might have been frustrated or upset,” said Smith, noting that deaf people are especially afraid of cops.

“Deaf people are afraid of the police. If police are behind me with the siren, oh, it’s extremely frightening for me,” Smith said. “It’s important that people take the time and are patient in order to assess what’s really happening.”

Smith’s sentiment is held by many people within the deaf community. One of those people was Daniel Harris. Harris was afraid of police because they often had misunderstandings due to his deafness.

Sadly, almost one year ago to the day, Harris’ fear of police would be realized as he was gunned down in front of his house by trooper Jermaine Saunders. Harris was unarmed and holding a carabiner key chain when Saunders killed him.

Earlier this year, Saunders was ruled justified in killing Harris.

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