WATCH: Man Mysteriously Dies In Seattle Police Custody


Seattle police are investigating after a 53-year-old man died after being restrained and taken into police custody in North Seattle last month.

Officers responded to “reports of a man in the street” at North 105th Street and Aurora Avenue North shortly after 11 p.m. on Nov. 18, reported The Seattle Times.

The Seattle Police Department released body camera video of the events leading to the man’s death.

The 27-minute video, which can be seen below, begins with officers parking and approaching the man on the sidewalk. After some discussion, the officers offer him a ride home, but he declines.

As officers start to leave, the man walked into an intersection with traffic. The video shows officers pushing the man to the sidewalk while he fights back and they restrain him on the ground. The man clearly does not want to be restrained as he continues to fight for several minutes to get free.

Police then called an ambulance, after the man requested it, to take the man to a hospital for medical treatment, police said in a blog post.

An officer is heard saying the man is having “low breathing,” after being restrained, The 53-year-old was on the gurney in the back of the ambulance when the video stops.

The ambulance crew began CPR, police say in the post. The life-saving efforts were unsuccessful, and the man died at the scene.

SPD released the body-cam video Wednesday “in keeping with the Seattle Police Department’s ongoing transparency efforts,” the blog post says.

Portions of the video are blurred or redacted, as part of the department’s obligation to Washington law that requires keeping sensitive information from police body-camera videos private.

Watch video of the incident below:

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WATCH: Oregon Admits Violating Rights of Man Fined For Using Math


Back in April, we reported on Mats Järlström, an Oregon resident who was fined $500 for using math to challenge the state’s traffic cameras. This week, The Oregonian reported that the Oregon state board admitted it violated Järlström’s First Amendment rights when issuing the fine. Though Järlström’s $500 was returned, he and the group at the Institute for Justice aren’t satisfied. They’re now working to change the regulations that led to Järlström’s fine in the first place.

Long story short, Järlström was fined because his public critiques of traffic cameras mention his background as an engineer. The problem is that Oregon doesn’t recognize him as such because he isn’t certified by the Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying. The thing is, Järlström holds a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering. He wasn’t paid for any of his critiques and wasn’t working professionally as an engineer, just using his background to bolster his reports.

The fine blatantly and egregiously violated Järlström’s First Amendment right to criticize the government. It shouldn’t matter if he was certified or not. Using math isn’t illegal.

Järlström wasn’t the first victim of the state board’s heavy-handed regulations. The Oregonian’s report mentions Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman. The state board investigated Saltzman because a voter pamphlet called him an environmental engineer. Like Järlström, Saltzman wasn’t state certified. Also like Järlström, Saltzman holds an engineering degree (two actually).

Järlström and the Institute for Justice say the state is trying to close the case without forcing any real change. In theory, someone else could be fined because of the state board’s nebulous reading of professional and commercial speech. A U.S. magistrate judge is currently investigating the case and plans to issue a ruling in the next few weeks. Both Järlström and the state attorney general can issue an appeal if things don’t go their way.

Source: https://www.autoblog.com/2017/12/07/oregon-admits-violating-rights-of-man-fined-for-using-math/

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Woman Says Adams County Deputy Shot and Killed Her Unarmed 19-Year-Old Son in Chance Encounter


The mother of a man shot by an Adams County sheriff’s deputy said Friday that the deputy should have used his Taser instead of a gun to control her unarmed son, who panicked and ran when he saw a law enforcement officer because he was wanted on a minor crime.

“Now he’s dead. In a blink of an eye he is gone. At 19 my son lost his life,” said Andrea Feltman, 37, referring to her son Kyler “KyKy” Grabbingbear. “Native American lives matter.”

By all accounts, including by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the confrontation that led to Grabbingbear’s shooting death was a matter of chance.

A deputy had responded to an emergency call to an apartment next to where Grabbingbear was at 3:34 a.m. Thursday.

Feltman said 20 minutes earlier her son had been at her home. He walked to his girlfriend’s apartment in the 8700 block of Galen Court. Grabbingbear and his girlfriend were in the process of breaking up.

“He was hungry and tired,” Feltman said. “He was yelling because he was upset.”

His girlfriend’s mother told him to leave or she would call 911.

“It just so happened that a (expletive) cop was in the hallway,” Feltman said.

Just as her son walked out of his girlfriend’s apartment, he saw the officer. Grabbingbear took off running down the apartment hallway. The deputy gave chase, Feltman said. Sgt. Jim Morgen of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office verified this sequence of events. The deputy caught Grabbingbear in a small courtyard, she said.

“They started scuffling,” Feltman said.

Morgen said the deputy suffered neck and head injuries in a confrontation. Feltman and Morgen agree that at that point, the deputy pulled out his gun and shot Grabbingbear.

Feltman said her son doubled over and crawled under a balcony. She said the deputy pulled her son out by his arms under the balcony. Both the deputy, who has not been identified, and Grabbingbear were taken to a hospital for treatment, Morgen said. The suspect was later pronounced dead.

“Why couldn’t you use your Taser?” Feltman said, sobbing. “Why couldn’t you use your baton?”

Feltman said the reason she believes her son began running when he saw the deputy was because he had slept in after working a graveyard shift and missed a court hearing on a misdemeanor drug possession charge. He didn’t have $100 to pay his bond so he didn’t want to go back to jail until he got a second job and earned enough money, Feltman said.

Feltman said Grabbingbear was her only child and they had a very close relationship.

“He wasn’t a troublemaker. My son is an overall good kid. He’s very caring, loving. He has tons of friends who care about him,” she said.

The Adams County Critical Incident Team is investigating, Morgen said. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Source: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/08/adams-county-officer-involved-shooting-kyler-grabbingbear/

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  • HeLO? Where the heck is “Adams County”?

    • Adams County, Colorado Man it took me a whole two seconds to highlight “adams county” hit rightclick and hit search.

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City Seeking $31 Million Settlement With Wrongfully Convicted ‘Englewood Four’


CHICAGO — Aldermen were scheduled to vote next week on a $31 million settlement with the “Englewood Four,” who spent years in prison for rape and murder before DNA evidence pointed to a different suspect.

Six years ago, a Cook County judge threw out the convictions of Terrill Swift, Vincent Thames, Michael Saunders, and Harold Richardson in the 1994 rape and murder of 30-year-old Nina Glover. Prosecutors formally dropped charges against them two months later.

All four were teenagers when they were convicted, but claimed police coerced them into false confessions.

The agenda for Monday’s meeting of the City Council Finance Committee shows the committee will review a $30,990,000 payout to settle federal lawsuits filed by each of the four men.

The four were cleared after new DNA evidence linked the crime to Johnny “Maniac” Douglas, a convicted killer and sex offender who had been convicted in a similar case in 1997, and was present when Glover’s naked body was found in a dumpster on Nov. 7, 1994. Douglas was shot and killed in 2008.

Swift and Thames had served 15 years in prison and were released two years before they were cleared. Saunders and Richardson spent 17 years behind bars before they went free.

All four later filed federal lawsuits against the city, alleging police brought in each teen over the course of a few days after Glover was killed and used “deceit, intimidation, threats … prolonged isolation … and outright physical coercion” to elicit a confession from each young man.

According to the suits, the coercion included pounding on one teen’s chest using a phone book and a flashlight; promising to release the young men if they confessed to the crime; denying requests to contact family members or consult an attorney; and threatening to take one teen behind the police station and shoot him if he did not confess.

“What did I lose? My youth. … We were abducted,” Swift said in 2012 when the four men filed their lawsuits. “Money can’t fill that void, an apology can’t fill that void. I mean, nothing can fill it.”

Swift spent 17 years behind bars before he was cleared. He had a message for police.

“We are not filing complaints just for monetary gain. We want you to make a change in how you interrogate us, speaking in reference to how we were as a youth, how you guys took advantage of us. That’s what we want. We want an apology as well,” Swift said.

The four men’s attorneys said DNA evidence excluded them as suspects in 1996, but it wasn’t until 2011 that DNA confirmed Douglas was responsible for Glover’s murder.

“[Police] knew that they were letting some violent criminal a complete pass. And he went out and did it again, and again, and again,” Attorney Stuart Chanen said.

Chanen said Douglas was at the scene, and questioned by police when Glover’s body was found in 1994, but never charged in that case.

Douglas was shot and killed in 2008, but before his death, he had been charged with killing two other women after Glover’s death; he was convicted in one case and acquitted of the other.

The woman who shot and killed Douglas in 2008 said she was acting in self-defense, and she was acquitted of murder.

Source: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/12/08/englewood-four-settlement-31-million/

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Wrongfully Convicted Man in Fatal Brooklyn Shooting Settles With City For $9.5M


A wrongfully convicted man is settling his case against New York City for $9.5 million.

Ruddy Quezada — who lived through 24 years in lock up for a fatal Brooklyn shooting he said he had no part in — reached a deal on Thursday, according to Brooklyn Federal Court papers.

In April, Quezada settled a separate case against New York State for $4.5 million.

That brings Quezada’s total payout for the two decades he’s lost to $14 million.

“I’m very happy that this settlement will allow Ruddy to live the rest of his life in peace and comfort after the nightmare he endured,” said his attorney, David Shanies.

“Even $14 million can’t give him back 24 years, but this is a just resolution to a very troubling case.”

A Law Department spokesman said “resolving the case was in the city’s best interest.”

Quezada, 55, was convicted of murder in 1993 for allegedly ordering a deadly drive-by shooting of Jose Rosado two years prior.

He maintained his innocence when he was tried by Brooklyn prosecutors, under District Attorney Charles Hynes.

The case used testimony from a man named Sixto Salcedo — who went back on his word years later.

Salcedo said Quezada was in the car when the shooting took place.

Three other witnesses also told the feds that Quezada was not in there, as Salcedo claimed, but did order the hit on Rosado.

Salcedo recanted in 2001. He claims he felt coerced into what he said on the stand because he was held in a Queens hotel on a material witness warrant the night before he testified.

During the trial, prosecutors withheld the details Salcedo’s secret overnight stay.

Quezada was released in August 2015, when prosecutors for Hynes’ successor, the late Ken Thompson, vacated his case.

Thompson’s office uncovered a 2004 email that confirmed an appeals prosecutor knew about Salcedo being stashed away at a hotel.

The prosecutor previously said she didn’t know anything about the witness warrant.

That led Thompson to determined they couldn’t stand by the conviction any longer.

Quezada walked out of court a free man that day, while the appeals prosecutor was shown the door.

He is the latest person to resolve a Brooklyn wrongful conviction civil rights case, at a steep cost to the city.

Last month, city lawyers stipulated to a $2.5 million settlement with Joel Fowler, who served eight years for a murder rap that was cleared.

A month before that, Andre Hatchett settled his case for $12.25 million, after being incarcerated 25 years.

And even earlier this year, the city said it would pay out $26 million to two men cleared of triple homicide.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/wrongfully-convicted-man-settles-nyc-9-5m-article-1.3686699

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After Trillions Mysteriously Go ‘Missing,’ DoD Getting Audited for First Time in History

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“The Defense Department is starting the first agency-wide financial audit in its history,” the Pentagon’s news service said this week, announcing that they are finally going to follow through with something they promised to do for years.

Beginning in 1996 all federal agencies were mandated by law to conduct regular financial audits. However, the Pentagon has NEVER complied with that federal law. In 20 years, it has never accounted for the trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds it has spent, in part because “fudging” the numbers has become standard operating procedure at the Department of Defense, as revealed in a 2013 Reuters investigation by Scot Paltrow, which detailed the illicit tasks of 15-year employee, “Linda Woodford [who] spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts.”

“Every month until she retired in 2011,” Scot J. Paltrow wrote for Reuters, “she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the Pentagon’s main accounting agency. Using the data they received, Woodford and her fellow DFAS accountants there set about preparing monthly reports to square the Navy’s books with the U.S. Treasury’s – a balancing-the-checkbook maneuver required of all the military services and other Pentagon agencies.

“And every month, they encountered the same problem. Numbers were missing. Numbers were clearly wrong. Numbers came with no explanation of how the money had been spent or which congressional appropriation it came from. ‘A lot of times there were issues of numbers being inaccurate,’ Woodford says. ‘We didn’t have the detail … for a lot of it.’”

“Over the last 20 years, the Pentagon has broken every promise to Congress about when an audit would be completed,” Rafael DeGennaro, director of Audit the Pentagon, told the Guardian earlier this year. “Meanwhile, Congress has more than doubled the Pentagon’s budget.”

In what will likely be an immense and highly politicized dog any pony show, the Pentagon is now claiming this will start immediately.

“It demonstrates our commitment to fiscal responsibility and maximizing the value of every taxpayer dollar that is entrusted to us,” chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

“Beginning in 2018, our audits will occur annually, with reports issued Nov. 15,” the Defense Department’s comptroller, David L. Norquist, said, noting the audits will now be an annual task.

As NPR reports, as for how the audit would work, Jim Garamone of the official DoD News agency reports that the department’s Office of the Inspector General has “hired independent public accounting firms to conduct audits of individual components — the Army, Navy, Air Force, agencies, activities and more — as well as a departmentwide consolidated audit to summarize all results and conclusions.”

Exactly what will come of this enormous feat of counting the money spent on spreading the American empire remains a mystery. However, what is not a mystery is the trillions that have “gone missing” as a result of the Pentagon’s refusal to comply with 20 years of audits.

As TFTP reported at the time, a Department of Defense Inspector General’s report, released in 2016, left Americans stunned at the jaw-dropping lack of accountability and oversight. The glaring report revealed the Pentagon couldn’t account for $6.5 trillion dollars worth of Army general fund transactions and data, according to a report by the Fiscal Times.

According to the report by the Fiscal Times:

“An increasingly impatient Congress has demanded that the Army achieve “audit readiness” for the first time by Sept. 30, 2017, so that lawmakers can get a better handle on military spending. But Pentagon watchdogs think that may be mission impossible, and for good reason…

 

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), the behemoth Indianapolis-based agency that provides finance and accounting services for the Pentagon’s civilian and military members, could not provide adequate documentation for $6.5 trillion worth of year-end adjustments to Army general fund transactions and data.

 

The DFAS has the sole responsibility for paying all DOD military and personnel, retirees and annuitants, along with Pentagon contractors and vendors. The agency is also in charge of electronic government initiatives, including within the Executive Office of the President, the Department of Energy and the Departing of Veterans Affairs.”

While there is nothing in the IG’s report specifying that the money has been stolen, the mere fact that the Pentagon can’t account for how it spent the money reveals a potentially far greater problem than simple theft alone. Also, other reports put the toll of missing money upwards of $10 trillion.

The accounting errors and manipulated numbers, though obviously problems in their own right, highlight a far greater problem for the Defense Department than only bad recording keeping and wasteful spending habits. In reality, they are a representation of the poor decision-making, and lack of oversight and accountability that plague our nation’s government as a whole and this audit, however promising on the surface, will likely prove to be more of the same.

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NRA Silent As Cop Murders Innocent Man Because He Legally Held a Pellet Gun An Hour Earlier

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Police were called over reports of a man with a gun in a legal carry state, and within minutes of their arrival, they opened fire on the man—even though he posed no threat, was complying with their commands to the best of his ability, and was even crying and begging the officers to spare his life. In response, the National Rifle Association has been eerily silent.

The organization’s website defines the NRA as “America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights,” and paints the picture of an association that has been committed to educating and protecting Americans’ Second Amendment rights since the 1870s. However, the NRA also notes that it is “widely recognized today as a major political force,” and it appears that politics are keeping the NRA from defending the Second Amendment rights of Americans who are killed by police.

As journalist Radley Balko noted on Twitter, “The insanely heavy-handed police response to Daniel Shaver came after someone reported seeing him with a rifle. (it was a pellet gun). Arizona is open carry, including for long guns. So the NRA will denounce this verdict and demand better training for Mesa police, right?

Daniel Shaver, 26, was shot and killed by police in Mesa, Arizona, on Jan. 18, 2016. The father of two was staying at a hotel on a business trip for his job as a pest control specialist, and he was accompanied by two pellet rifles that were secured in cases, which he used for work.

Shaver invited two other people to his hotel room, where they spent the evening drinking and playing video games. At some point, police received a call saying that they saw someone pointing a rifle out of Shaver’s hotel room window, and officers responded with force.

The full Body Cam footage that documented the time between when officers arrived at the hotel, to when they shot and killed Shaver was only recently released. It shows a horrific scene in which a sobbing man begs for his life and attempts to follow every command, while a police officer points an AR-15 at him with the words “You’re Fucked” etched into the side of the rifle.

“Young man, you are not to move. You are to put your eyes down, look down at the carpet. You are to keep your fingers interlaced behind your head you are to keep your feet crossed,” Officer Philip Brailsford said. “If you move, we are going to consider that a threat, and we are going to deal with it and you may not survive it, do you understand me?”

“Yes sir,” Shaver replied.

After he ordered the woman who was in the room with Shaver to kneel, put her hands in the air, and crawl towards officers where they appear to arrest her, Brailsford ordered Shaver to kneel, and then yelled for him to keep his legs crossed.

“I’m sorry,” Shaver said, putting his hands behind his back.

Hands up in the air!” Brailsford yelled. “You do that again we’re shooting you, do you understand?”

“Please, do not shoot me,” Shaver said, keeping his hands in the air.

Shaver continued to follow Brailsford’s instructions, and the officer again warned, “Your hands go back in the small of your back or down, we are going to shoot you, do you understand me?”

Yes sir,” Shaver said, sobbing.

Brailsford then ordered Shaver to crawl towards him, and as the man followed orders, he reached to pull up the waistband of his shorts, and the officer opened fire.

Brailsford fired five consecutive shots, striking and killing Shaver instantly. The police report noted that the shots were fired so rapidly that in watching the video at regular speed, one cannot count them.

Daniel Shaver was not armed as he made every attempt possible to comply with the officer’s demands. The two pellet guns he used for work were found in his hotel room, locked in cases, and there was never any point during his encounter with the police officers where he threatened to harm them, or anyone else. 

As The Free Thought Project reported, Philip Brailsford was initially charged with second-degree murder in March 2016, and then acquitted of all charges last week by a jury that spent just six hours deliberating the verdict. This comes after Brailsford’s lawyers argued that it would be “extremely unfair” to show the Body Cam footage of the shooting to the jury.

It was not until after Brailsford had been aquitted that the Body Cam footage was released to the public in its entirety. Despite the fact that the cruel shooting has received national attention, the NRA has remained silent, and has made no attempt to defend Daniel Shaver’s Second Amendment rights.

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Police State Worshiping Cop Apologists Celebrate Death of Daniel Shaver on Facebook

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Phoenix, AZ —  In March of 2016, Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford was charged with second-degree murder for gunning down Daniel Shaver, an innocent husband, and father of two. The shooting was captured on body cam footage, part of which was released the following May. On Thursday, a jury, apparently blinded by the badge delivered a verdict of not guilty and the rest of the body camera footage was released—showing a cold-blooded murder.

Immediately after Brailsford was acquitted, police apologists took to Facebook to praise this killer cop and gloat in the death of an innocent father and husband.

How, exactly, people can claim Brailsford was justified in killing Daniel Shaver is a mystery to anyone who watched the video and is not entirely blinded by the thin blue line. The only possible explanation is a complete lack of empathy and ability to view Daniel Shaver as a human being.

When the victim is dehumanized—as in the case of Shaver—people can logically view their life as disposable. To see proof of this logic, one need only look at the utter lack of concern and care for the millions of children currently being starved to death in Yemen or the hundreds of thousands of murdered civilians in Iraq and Afganistan. These people have been constantly dehumanized by the mainstream media and their lives are seen as worthless to Americans. They are being systematically eliminated by the military-industrial complex and Joe Sixpack couldn’t care less.

This same tactic is used domestically to sell the idea that police are all “heroes” and they can do no wrong. This ideology is beaten into the consciousness of Americans ad nauseam: If a cop kills someone, then that person must have deserved it.

How else could police kill over a thousand people every year while most of society never even bat an eye?

To see proof of this mindset, one need only look at the Facebook page “blue lives matter” and the comments on posts praising killer cops.

BREAKING NEWS: Not Guilty! The prosecutor’s ridiculous argument didn’t fly with the jury.

Posted by Blue Lives Matter on Thursday, December 7, 2017

“Omg with All the Police shootings, ambushes, etc etc . Some of You have the Audacity to Criticize this Officer….They thought this guy had a gun tucked in his shorts, as he reached behind his waist you morons!!! If you haven’t walked in an Officer’s Shoes, Shut The Hell Up,” wrote Mary in response to Brailsford’s verdict.

To illustrate just how dehumanized some of the public’s view of Daniel Shaver was, one person called him a ‘perp’ to justify his murder.

“Officer was right to fire on subject. Perp reached behind his back as though reaching for a weapon. Officer was in the right,” wrote William.

Shaver had committed no crime. He had perpetrated nothing.

This is Daniel Shaver. For almost two years I’ve been trying to raise awareness for his death. I’m glad everyone is…

Posted by Justice For Daniel Shaver on Saturday, December 9, 2017

Not only did the fans of Blue Lives Matter fail to see Shaver, an innocent father—who had done absolutely nothing illegal that night—as the victim but they actually thought Brailsford was the victim because he was fired.

Now give his damn job back with back pay!!! Another victim to Obama bs blaming the police for everything,” Clay wrote.

Action always beats reaction. Why is it only cops understand this? If he wasn’t obeying the lawful orders and was stupid enough to reach to his waste then he got what he deserved. Also sounds like the PD threw this officer under a bus to save face. Sucks when your agency doesn’t stand behind a good shoot. Seems to happen way to much these days,” another person wrote.

To the person above, sending a SWAT team to an innocent man’s hotel room and murdering him in cold blood as he begged for his life is “good.”

Notice how Daniel Shaver’s name is not mentioned in any of the comments, only the fact that he was a “perp” or a “suspect.” This is no accident. If Daniel Shaver is seen as an innocent father who had committed no crime and was killed for no reason, the facade crumbles.

To illustrate just how strong this blind support of police actually is, we can look at another post on the page Blue Lives Matter in which fans expressed their remorse for Michael Slager being sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Completely innocent,” wrote Steven. “The video doesn’t show the fight where the suspect shot the officer with taser gun leads that stick in his leg as suspect runs. If suspect held the taser gun he could have still tased officer at any point while running. Absolute travesty of justice.”

Not only is Steven fabricating fiction to justify Walter Scott’s murder but, to highlight the sheer lack of thought in the above statement, we need only point out the first two words, “Completely innocent.” How is Michael Slager completely innocent if he actually pleaded guilty?

Now, for the good news. Despite the Blue Lives Matter page celebrating the death of innocent fathers at the hands of killers with badges, a large portion of American society refuses to buy into the propaganda.

As the following post on Reddit shows, which subsequently went uber-viral with 72,000 upvotes, not everyone thinks Brailsford is a hero.

Bitch Cop. Upvote this so the world can see what a bitch ass cop pussy cunt fucker cocksucking murderer looks like. from Bad_Cop_No_Donut

There are undoubtedly brave men and women who put on that uniform every day and do good. However, blindly worshiping the police state and believing that all of these men and women are heroes and can do no wrong can have detrimental effects on society. The not guilty verdict for Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford and the subsequent celebration of Daniel Shaver’s death are two glaring examples of those effects.

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Chief Pathologist Resigns to Expose Sheriff for Falsifying Autopsy Reports to Protect Killer Cops

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San Joaquin, California – The resignation of a chief autopsy doctor has raised questions as he is now claiming that he chose to resign because he no longer wanted to stand by and watch the sheriff override his findings from death investigations, in order to protect law enforcement.

Former Chief Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, claimed that when he was conducting autopsies on individuals who were killed by police officers, Sheriff-Coroner Steve Moore attempted to influence his medical findings, according to a report from KQED News.

Based on a series of documents that include memos from Omalu, the report claims the doctor said some of the most alarming death investigations Moore tried to override were those of people who “died in the custody of law enforcement officers who used Tasers or other types of force.”

“The sheriff was using his political office as the coroner to protect police officers whenever someone died while in custody or during arrest. I had thought that this was initially an anomaly, but now, especially beginning in 2016, it has become routine practice.”

The resignations of both Dr. Omalu and his colleague, Dr. Susan Parson, come months after they began documenting Moore’s behavior in March. Their complaints against the sheriff include accusations that he routinely changed the labels on “homicides” to “accidents,” and he would delay the written reports pathologists needed from sheriff’s investigators in order to complete their cases for months.

The doctors also claim that on several occasions, when overseeing coroner operations, Moore would order technicians to cut the hands off bodies, without the knowledge, consent or supervision of the physicians.”

A report from the Sacramento Bee noted that according to the doctors, Moore’s staff “ordered the hands be cut off of at least five corpses this year to be sent to a forensics lab to identify the deceased.”  While the sheriff claimed that the purpose was for identification, the doctors allege that “in some instances, the victims’ identity was already known and in others, police failed to attempt to identify the dead by investigative means.”

Sheriff Steve Moore has always made calculated attempts to control me as a physician and influence my professional judgement,” Omalu wrote, noting that while he became the county’s chief forensic pathologist in 2007, the treatment has gotten worse over the last two years.

As the report from KQED noted, there were a number of deaths documents by Dr. Omalu that called Moore’s conduct into question. One of the cases occurred when Daniel Humphreys died in 2008. Initial reports claimed that the father of two young children was fleeing from police on his motorcycle when he hit a median in the freeway and died. Officers admitted that they shocked Humphreys with a Taser once or twice.

However, Omalu noted that when he went to check the automatic computer records of how many times the Taser was fired, he was told the record did not exist. It wasn’t until two years later that a deputy district attorney let him see the Taser report, which revealed that police shocked Humphreys with a Taser 31 times.

After viewing the Taser report, Omalu changed the cause of Humphreys’ death from “accident” from a head injury, to “homicide by electrocution.

Moore released a statement on the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, denying the allegations that he interfered with the results of the death investigations conducted by Dr. Omalu and Dr. Susan Parson.

“There have been questions recently about whether I have interfered with forensic investigations. That has never happened. I would never try to control, influence, or change the opinions of Dr. Omalu or any pathologist working on a case, but I still have the responsibility of making the final determination.”

However, Omalu is not backing down. In addition to resigning from his position, he is attempting to shed light on the ongoing problems within the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, which has found a way to ensure that officers who murder innocent citizens will not face consequences.

“The Sheriff does whatever he feels like doing as the coroner, in total disregard of bioethics, standards of practice of medicine and the generally accepted principles of medicine,” Dr. Omalu wrote.

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Top Disney Exec Charged With Molesting Young Girls Exposing Their History of Hiring Sex Abusers

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The Disney music executive whose Twitter bio reads, “Disney Concerts and living to glorify God in all things,” has been charged with felony child sexual abuse for his alleged conduct with two underage girls.

Jon Heely, 58, Disney’s director of music publishing, is charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child. The abuse started nearly a decade ago with the first reported victim claiming that Heely abused her when she was 15 years old, and the second victim claiming that Heely abused her from the time she was 11 years old, until she was 15, according to a report from Variety.

While the report claims that Heely was first arrested on Nov. 16 by deputies from the Santa Clarita station of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and released on $150,000 bail, there does not appear to be much local coverage of his arrest, or his ties to Disney.

Heely pleaded “not guilty” to the charges, and his attorney, Robert Helfend, told Variety that Heely “vehemently denies these allegations and we will be fighting until the end to clear his name.”

Heely has worked for Disney since 1981. He oversees the licensing of music for Disney films, and has produced Disney concerts around the world. A spokesperson for Disney confirmed that Heely was suspended after executives learned that he had been charged.

“Immediately upon learning of this situation tonight, he has been suspended without pay until the matter is resolved by the courts,” the spokesman said.

While the Disney spokesperson made it sound as though the company was unaware that one of its executives was arrested on child sex crimes charges last month, and it chose not to suspend him until he was officially charged this week, it should be noted that this is not the first time Disney has made questionable choices regarding suspected child predators.

Pixar co-Founder John Lasseter is currently taking a six-month leave of absence after he was publicly accused of sexual misconduct. However, a report from Deadline claims that Disney was aware of Lasseter’s behavior, and often sent him to events and parties accompanies by a “handler” to make sure he behaved.

“There’s evidence Disney may well have been aware of troubling behavior on the part of the digital animation pioneer. Indeed the Pixar co-founder attended some wrap parties with a handler to ensure he would not engage in inappropriate conduct with women, say two people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Lasseter was observed passionately kissing a female subordinate at a 2010 Miramax party, according to an executive who witnessed the amorous display and another source who corroborated the account. The incident at the Oscar night celebration, attended by celebrities and Pixar and Disney executives, prompted high-level discussions about Lasseter’s conduct.”

A former Pixar executive told Deadline that Lasseter was obsessed with the young character actresses from Disney’s Fairies, and when they flew to New York for an event, Lasseter was forced to have an escort, in order to join them. “He was inappropriate with the fairies. We had to have someone make sure he wasn’t alone with them,” the executive said.

As The Free Thought Project reported, Disney also hired a convicted child molester in 1993. Victor Salva admitted to sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, but that did not stop Disney from hiring him as a director, funding the production of a movie he wrote while he was in prison for child sex crimes, and then giving him access to children on the set of that movie.

In the case of Disney music executive Jon Heely, he is due back in court on Jan. 10, and if he is convicted, he faces up to nine years and three months in prison. It remains to be seen what information will be released about his conduct with the two young children he is charged with sexually abusing.

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