Maui Police Officer Facing Federal Charges For Robbing a Citizen During Traffic Stop

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A former Maui Police Department officer is facing federal charges alleging he stole money from a man during a traffic stop two years ago and conspired with others to bribe the victim to withdraw his theft complaint.

Anthony Maldonado, 28, of Pukalani was arrested Thursday morning on an indictment handed down Nov. 9 by a federal grand jury.

During his arraignment Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, Maldonado pleaded not guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law, conspiracy to commit witness tampering and engaging in misleading conduct.

He was released on a $50,000 bond.

Maldonado, who is also known as Ikaika, was working as a Lahaina patrol officer when he made the traffic stop Sept. 30, 2015, and stole about $1,800 from the driver, according to court documents.

The indictment alleges that from Oct. 10 to 15, 2015, Maldonado and others, including two other police officers, participated in trying to bribe the driver so he would falsely report to the Police Department that he had found his missing money and would withdraw his theft complaint against Maldonado.

Maldonado’s wife obtained $4,500 in cash from a relative and provided some of the money to Maldonado to use for a bribe, according to the indictment.

The indictment alleges that Maldonado communicated with officer Chase Keliipaakaua about the bribery plan on Oct. 13, 2015, and later that night met with police Sgt. Walter “Kepa” Ahuna and Damien Kaina Jr. to discuss the plan. Ahuna reportedly agreed to pick up his cousin Kaina after he offered the bribe to the victim on behalf of Maldonado on Oct. 13, 2015.

The next day, while he was working at the Lahaina police station, Keliipaakaua repeatedly texted Maldonado to say that the victim hadn’t shown up at the police station to withdraw his complaint, according to the indictment. At Maldonado’s request, Keliipaakaua called the victim and told him “to go to the police station soon,” according to the indictment.

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Cop’s Relative Murders Unarmed Man in Broad Daylight ON VIDEO—No Charges

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WARNINGThe video below contains disturbing images of the argument and shooting of Curtis Shelley in Killeen, Texas. Several family members, including the victim’s grandmother and father, gave permission for this video to be republished.

Killeen, TX — Disturbing video of a murder in Killeen, Texas has been published by the family of the victim as they seek justice for their son who was murdered in broad daylight. The family has gone to the media because — in spite of police have video evidence of the murder — they have yet to charge the man who committed it.

The family is claiming that there has yet to be charges filed because the suspect, who has still yet to be identified by police, is a relative of one of the officers in the Killeen Police Department. An anonymous source has told the Free Thought Project that the shooter in the video below is the son of a KPD officer.

While we’ve yet to confirm the actual relationship with the department, local news station KCEN has confirmed, through multiple avenues that the man is indeed related to a Killeen police employee.

As KCEN reports, on Sunday, Nov. 12, officers were dispatched to the scene around 2:10 p.m. They found Shelley on the ground in the 1000 block of Cedar Drive with a gunshot wound. Officers said they performed life-saving measures until paramedics arrived, but Shelley did not survive.

The investigation determined that “the victim and suspect” were involved in an ongoing dispute, according to the Killeen Police Department.

As the video shows, the two men were engaged in an obvious dispute with the shooter training the gun on Shelley the entire time. As the situation appears to calm down, Shelley walks backward and the shooter has the chance to leave the scene. However, the shooter chooses not to leave and with no warning and without Shelly lunging or otherwise posing any threat, the man fired the shotgun.

The single shot dropped Shelley immediately and he died shortly after.

After viewing the video of the altercation, Channel 6 reports that their Legal Expert Liz Mitchell said it will be difficult for the shooting to be justified.

“I would say a self-defense claim would be very difficult in this case,”  Mitchell said “In this case, it’s kind of like that old saying you can’t bring a gun to a fist fight. The person in the white t-shirt doesn’t have a weapon or anything that would justify deadly force in this case.”

The family is now distraught for two reasons. The first reason is that they lost their beloved son, fiance, and grandson. The second reason is that the man who took his life has yet to be charged with a crime.

“When it happens to your family you want everything to hurry, something to be done and to feel like you’re getting closer to the truth. Now there’s the feeling of wanting the guy to at least be arrested,” Diane Shelley, the victim’s grandmother said.

“I wish they could move faster but they’re telling us to give them time to get everybody’s statements,” said Beverly Maire the victim’s fiance’.

As KCEN reports, the family said they asked the detective why the suspect has not been identified, arrested or charged. They claim the detective tells them it’s because they are still gathering evidence and witness statements.

However, this raises the question, how much more evidence do you need to at least bring someone in other than a video showing exactly what happened?

The KPD said they are still hoping more witnesses come forward and they say they asked the Texas Rangers to review the case before it’s handed over to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office — in the effort of transparency.

When watching the video below, ask yourself what possible reason would deter police from going to the shooter’s house and immediately arresting him.

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Planned Parenthood could face federal charges for trafficking baby body parts

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Republican Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step up and take action in prosecuting the nation’s largest abortion mill, Planned Parenthood, for illegally selling murdered baby body parts as part of a massive, underground criminal operation.

During a recent hearing, Rep. Franks pointed out that Congress has compiled more than enough evidence to indict Planned Parenthood for its illicit body part trafficking scheme, which has garnered obscene profits for the abortion provider. Much of this evidence comes from a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) that depict top Planned Parenthood executives cutting deals with agents pretending to be baby body part buyers while wining and dining.

Such activity is not only amoral and grotesque in every sense of the word, but it’s also illegal under federal law, which means it’s a highly prosecutable offense. But thus far, Sessions has done nothing to go after Planned Parenthood, as his primary focus since being sworn in seems to be to spread Reefer Madness paranoia as part of his personal vendetta against legal cannabis.

Sessions has also taken a reticent approach in going after high-level criminals in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere who are being accused of treason, human trafficking, and pedophilia. Many are wondering what, exactly, Sessions has been doing for the past 10 months other than bemoan states’ rights on issues with which he personally disagrees.

“If the FBI has requested what is now several thousand pages of testimony and findings the Senate has gathered through their investigation of Planned Parenthood, that may mean that they could be readying indictments against individuals who have committed the sale of these little body parts for profit,” Franks stated directly to Sessions during a recent hearing.

“Generally speaking, are findings made by any Senate investigation, any subsequent referral, sufficient evidence for the Justice Department to bring charges upon any party guilty of violating federal law?” he then asked.

Senator Grassley led charge in investigation determining that Planned Parenthood had violated federal law

In his response, Sessions stated that it all depends “on the substance of those congressional findings, but they certainly can provide a basis for starting an investigation.” He added that “verifying the findings of the Congress could provide a basis for charges,” which seems to imply that Donald Trump’s Justice Department (DOJ) might just take action against the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Last December, the Senate Judiciary Committee had referred Planned Parenthood to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for further investigation. The committee’s head, Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, had referred not only Planned Parenthood but also several other abortion providers to the FBI after a lengthy investigation into all of the evidence compiled by CMP.

The committee had found, as per the words of Grassley in a letter he wrote, “substantial evidence suggesting that the specific entities involved in the recent controversy, and/or individuals employed by those entities, may have violated that law.” He added that “that evidence is contained entirely in those entities’ own records, which were voluntarily provided to the Committee and are detailed in the report.” Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

As per federal law, no company or persons can legally profit from the exchange of fetal tissue, except in cases whereby “reasonable payments” are offered. But in the case of Planned Parenthood, company executives were seen trying to profit as much as possible in order to buy expensive goods like Lamborghini cars.

To keep up with the latest on Planned Parenthood and the highly corrupt abortion industry, be sure to visit Abortion.news.

Sources for this article include:

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[WATCH] Two Shelton Officers Fired Won’t Face Criminal Charges After Beating Homeless Man


The Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Monday declined to press charges against two Shelton police officers who repeatedly struck, pepper sprayed and used a stun gun on a man who had been sleeping on a staircase behind a homeless shelter in May.

The decision runs counter to advice from Thurston County Sheriff’s Office investigators, who in July recommended assault charges after concluding the use of force that left 25-year-old Nicholas Heflin with a broken nose, eye injuries and broken bones in his face “was not necessary or reasonable.”

Earlier this month, the two officers, Justin Doherty and Matt Dickinson, were fired by the department after an internal investigation into the event, which was captured in part on the officers’ body cameras.

Michael Dorcy, the Mason County Prosecutor, said his office solicited advice from use-of-force and training experts who believed criminal charges weren’t warranted.

In a letter to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, Dorcy said he questioned some of the decision making by the officers but said their actions weren’t inconsistent with training or unreasonable.

Dorcy wrote, “The burden of proof cannot be met to sustain criminal assault charges beyond all reasonable doubt in court.”

Heflin plans to file a roughly $15 million civil claim against the City of Shelton in the case by Tuesday evening, said his attorney Jeanette Boothe. Boothe, who runs her own Shelton-based firm, said Heflin was “quite emotional about the fact that (the police officers) were not going to be criminally charged.”

Boothe said she is exploring whether other legal options against the officers are possible, such as a federal criminal investigation.

“We think this is an egregious assault on this young man,” Boothe said. “And he’s certainly going to have lasting results from it.”

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Stallone Reportedly Raped a 16yo Girl & Cops Told Her Not to Press Charges as ‘He’s Very Powerful’

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Shocking revelations have just come out detailing a police report filed on Sylvester Stallone for the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl. Unlike previous instances of he said, she said, this case was documented—as soon as it allegedly happened—to the police.

The incident reportedly took place in Las Vegas with then 40-year-old Stallone was filming the hit movie Over the Top in the late 1980s.

As the report from Daily Mail notes:

Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while he was filming a movie in Las Vegas in the late 1980s, according to a bombshell police report obtained by DailyMail.com.

 

The Rocky actor was 40 years old when an unnamed teenager disclosed to Las Vegas police that she had been ‘intimidated’ into having sex with him and his bodyguard Michael ‘Mike’ De Luca at the former Las Vegas Hilton hotel in July 1986.

 

The 16-year-old claimed she had sex with Stallone and he encouraged De Luca to join them. At that point she became ‘very uncomfortable’ with the encounter but felt she had ‘no choice’.

 

De Luca then forced the teenager to perform oral sex on him before penetrating her, while Stallone made her give him oral sex, according to the police report.

To confirm the validity of the report, the Mail reached out to retired Las Vegas Metro police department detective sergeant John Samolovitch, who was head of the sexual assault unit at the time, and he confirmed that it is indeed a true copy.

After the alleged incident, the teen told police that she was threatened by Stallone as he turned to her and told her that if she said anything about it ‘they would have to beat her head in’, before laughing with De Luca.

According to the police report, the unidentified teen ultimately decided against pressing charges against either of her alleged attackers because she feared for her life as well as being “ashamed and humiliated.”

According to the Mail:

Police were alerted to the incident when a hotel employee called police to report that a friend of the victim said she needed advice on the matter.

 

When officials tracked down the teen, she relayed details of the alleged assault to them.

 

She said she was staying at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel with family friends for 10 days, from July 18 to July 28, during the time that Stallone happened to be filming at the hotel for the upcoming movie Over the Top.

 

The teen said she met actor David Mendenhall, who was playing Stallone’s son in the film, at the hotel’s arcade and he introduced her and her cousin to Stallone on Wednesday, July 23, 1986.

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De Luca then gave her two keys for a room on the 27th floor and told her to go up to the room as soon as possible,’ according to the police report.

 

That night, the teen claims she went up to the 27th floor where she met Stallone and De Luca in the hallway and together, they all went into the hotel suite.

 

From there, the teen said she and Stallone went into the bedroom, got undressed and began having intercourse, while De Luca stayed in the bathroom.
The teen told police that they ‘really didn’t have sex’ because Stallone only inserted himself ‘a little ways’ into her and ‘only kept it in for a few seconds’.

 

Stallone remarked to the girl that she was ‘very tight’ before asking her if she ever had sex with two men at the same time, according to the report.

 

The report continued: ‘She indicated that if the sexual encounter had only been with Stallone, she would not pursue this matter, but due to the fact that Mike, the bodyguard became involved in the sexual incident, she didn’t know what she wanted to do.’

Ultimately, the extremely upset teen told police she didn’t want to press charges, saying, “I’m kind of scared and I’m very ashamed. I don’t want anybody else to have that happen to them, but I don’t want to prosecute. I cannot talk about this anymore, please leave me alone.”

While the report cites the fact that the victim chose not to press charges on her own, a woman who was allegedly present during the police testimony says it was the cops who told her not to pursue it because Stallone was powerful.

This incident was also reported on by the Baltimore Post Examiner, who “interviewed the mother of the victim’s girlfriend who was chaperoning the victim on their Las Vegas trip. She was present with the victim when she was being interviewed by the Sexual Assault Unit detectives.”

According to Doug Poppa, who conducted the interview, “She told me that the female detective had talked the victim out of pressing charges, telling her that Sylvester Stallone was powerful, had money and would drag her through the mud. She said that was a deciding factor as to why no charges were pressed.”

According to the Examiner, who also interviewed the victim last year, the woman, now 46, said that the incident has haunted her for three decades, but has come forward because she wants Stallone to understand how his actions have impacted her life. The Baltimore Post-Examiner does not identify names of victims or children of sexual incidents.

“He should be ashamed of himself, what he did to me affected my life and destroyed me,” she said in an exclusive interview with the Baltimore Post-Exam

After the incident, some cops still thought some sort of punishment should be issued and on July 30, LVMPD detectives confiscated De Luca’s gun permit. Below is a copy of the original report showing that police temporarily stripped De Luca of his concealed carry permit after the allegations.

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Trial Begins for Lincoln County Deputy Facing 22 Charges, Including Child Sex Abuse


AUGUSTA — Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Hatch III was a decorated officer by day but at night was a different person, a man who preyed on girls for his own sexual gratification.

That was the contention of Assistant Attorney General John Risler during his opening statements Monday morning for Hatch’s trial in Kennebec County Superior Court.

Hatch is charged with 22 criminal counts that are alleged to have occurred from September 1999 until January 2014 in Lincoln County.

Hatch has pleaded not guilty to all the charges and is free on bail. He remains on unpaid administrative leave from the sheriff’s office.

Hatch’s defense attorney Richard Elliott said in his opening statements that the case resulted from a false claim by one young girl who bragged that Hatch was the father of her child. The girl made the boast to show that she had someone inside the sheriff’s office, the defense attorney said.

Elliott said a paternity test proved that the girl’s claim was false and Hatch was not the father of the child. The defense attorney further said Hatch could not be the father because he never had sex with the girl.

The defense attorney repeatedly referred to the prosecution by the state as a “machine” and that it generated 22 charges in hopes that it could get even a few convictions. He said the charges by the state allege time frames so vague that it is impossible for his client to provide alibis.

Elliott said his client does not have to testify but that he will and denies all the accusations made by the state.
He said Hatch is a combat veteran who saw service in Kuwait City and is a veteran law enforcement officer.
Hatch was named its Deputy of the Year in 2015. He had previously been a detective sergeant but was demoted prior to these allegations being made publicly.

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Baltimore Police Van Driver Caesar Goodson Not Guilty on All 21 Charges in Freddie Gray Case


Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was found not guilty Tuesday of all 21 administrative charges against him in the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

The verdict absolves Goodson once and for all in the case, and allows him to continue his career on the city police force.

Goodson, 48, the driver of the police van in which Gray was found with severe spinal cord injuries in April 2015, was charged with neglecting his duty by failing to ensure Gray’s safety by securing him in a seat belt or calling a medic when he requested one. He was also charged with making false statements to investigators.

Goodson faced possible termination if any of the charges against him had been sustained.

A trial board of three police officers — two from Baltimore and one from Prince George’s County — was unanimous in clearing him of all charges. He was acquitted in a separate criminal trial of charges including second-degree depraved-heart murder.

“This is a vindication of this officer,” said Sean Malone, one of Goodson’s attorneys. “This is a tragic accident that happened, and we’re sorry for the loss of Mr. Gray. But we’re glad that our client is not going to be the face of this incident.”

The decision of the panel is final. It cannot be challenged by the city or the police department.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the department “will stay the course” with the forthcoming trial boards for two other officers charged administratively in the case.

“Freddie Gray died in police custody. My thoughts and prayers remain with the Gray family,” Davis said in a statement. “We will continue to make improvements within our organization to meet the expectations of constitutional policing demanded by our community.”

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Two NYPD Detectives Resign Following Indictment on Rape Charges Involving Teen


NEW YORK – Two NYPD detectives who are facing rape charges for allegedly having sex with a teen in a police van have quit their jobs.

The NYPD announced Monday that police officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall resigned in person at police headquarters in Manhattan. They were both formerly assigned to Brooklyn South Narcotics Division.

Martins and Hall were indicted on 50 counts last Monday and were immediately suspended. They’re facing charges of first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, second-degree misconduct and related counts.

The woman told investigators two detectives forced her to commit sex acts on them when they arrested her on Sept 15 in Bath Beach for possession of marijuana and anti anxiety drugs.

The victim’s attorney has filed a notice of claim with the Comptroller’s office, asking for $50 million in damages.

Martins was ordered held on $250,000 bail and Hall was ordered held on $150,000 bail. Both were ordered to return to court on January 18, 2018.

If convicted, they each face up to 25 years in prison.

Source: http://abc7ny.com/2-nypd-detectives-resign-following-indictment-on-rape-charges/2609636/

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Flashback: Harvey Weinstein Charges ‘Obama’s Not Embarrassing, the Country’s Embarrassing’

With movie producer and Democratic fundraiser Harvey Weinstein embroiled in mounting charges of sexual harassment and worse, a reminder of his left-wing politics from his time as an influential supporter of Barack Obama.

Appearing on Piers Morgan’s CNN show in 2013, Weinstein complained “this is the only the country in the world where we don’t have health care” or adequate gun control and thus, he argued, “Obama’s not embarrassing. The country’s embarrassing.”

 

 

His quote was a runner-up in the “Celebrity Dumb Ass Award” category at the Media Research Center’s 2014 DisHonors Awards.

Weinstein on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, November 15, 2013:

“This is the only the country in the world where we don’t have health care. Countries embarrass us around the world. And this is the only country in the world, we don’t have a gun law. I watched you, you know, talk about that. You know, quite frankly it’s embarrassing. Obama’s not embarrassing. The country’s embarrassing.”

(Actress Emmy Rossum won for MRC award for her cheering of “free” health care in Great Britain.)

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