EXCLUSIVE: Video Shows Cops Hold Innocent Unarmed Young Men at Gunpoint to Find Out Who They Are

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Los Angeles County, CA – A man is speaking out after he claims he and his friend Alex Borja were walking down a residential street and filming their walk when they were harassed, threatened with guns, assaulted and detained by police with no explanation, and they have the video to prove it.

Sergio Cruz (20) shared his experience in a Facebook post:

Hi guys please help and share this video. yesterday I was walking down the Street with my friend and we got pulled over by officer cruz and officer Ramos they have no reason why to pull us over and to make it worse he had the nerve to put the gun in my head and put his hands on my neck and turned me around & hit me in my ribs I honestly can’t believe it just for walking on the street I used to worry about getting shot in the street by someone else and now I have to worry about the cops killing me. Please people hop out and share this video try to make this shit go viral by the way not looking for fame just looking for justice

From their recording of the incident, the two can be seen walking down the sidewalk when they were confronted by police. Cruz immediately identified the two officers, who he was openly filming, as “Officer Cruz and Ramos.” Cruz’ has said he’s gotten a lot of flack because he’s apparently known by police. The truth is Cruz says everyone in the neighborhood knows their names because they “want to be known as the ones that can’t be touched, the badass ones.”

Cruz says he’s already been shot once, in a drive by, and fears being shot again, but this time he fears being shot by the ones who are supposed to be protecting him.

He told TFTP in an exclusive interview the pair of police officers have been harassing him for the last five years. When asked how many times he’s been stopped and frisked by Ramos he said, “Oooh, I’ve lost count.” Each time, “He lets me go and I keep telling him you’re wasting your time man, go get the criminals down the street.”

Citizens are under no obligation to speak with police, even after they have been detained and questioned. Cruz asked the officers why they were being questioned, but neither officer answered. Feeling free to continue to move about his neighborhood, Cruz attempted to cross the street. That is when an officer, who was hiding behind a van, popped out, gun drawn, and took Cruz to the ground.

Cruz told The Free Thought Project that neither he or his friend were charged with any crime. They were handcuffed and placed into the back of the squad car while their probation status was checked. Having not committed a crime, not being suspected of any crime, not having any warrants, and being completely innocent, the two were then released.

This police contact is disturbing on many levels. First, it is clear that the two young men have already had run-ins with the officers who they already know by name. To protect their rights, Cruz was recording. Recording in public and refusing to speak with police officers is not a crime. In fact, citizens should be encouraged to record all interactions with police and they should refrain from speaking to them—both are constitutionally protected forms of free speech and prevention from incriminating oneself.

The most disturbing part of this incident occurred when officer Ramos pulled his gun and pointed it at Cruz’ head! If a citizen had done such an action, that person would be arrested and jailed for “brandishing a weapon” and “assault with a deadly weapon,” both of which are felonies. But regularly, under the presumption of “officer safety” police comport themselves like bandits, rolling up on people, pulling their guns, kidnapping them, and if they so choose, putting them in cages for nothing more than recording in public.

As The Free Thought Project has reported, citizens who record police regularly have guns drawn on them. One twitch of the finger and a person could ostensibly be killed for documenting the work of police and holding them accountable for their actions. A recent example of this occurred earlier this month—also in California—when a citizen journalist and the reported son of a former police chief, had a gun pointed at him as he was recording an officer with a GoPro. The encounter made national headlines, highlighting the experiences of people who record in public.

Fortunately, the two young men were not killed, and were free to resume their First Amendment rights to film police in public. However, now, the two could and probably should sue the police department and the city for having their rights violated. Cruz told TFTP Ramos has pulled his gun on him somewhere between five and ten times but he’s only caught it on video twice. Ramos once took him to the police station all because he had “fuck the cops” written on his hand in magic marker. He also said Ramos has gotten so angry with him that he once threatened to kill him and place a gun on his dead body. “It’s not the first time he’s done this type of thing and it’s not going to be the last. He’s done the same thing to my friends.”

If Cruz does sue, he’ll probably win and the American taxpayer will have to pick up the tab if a court rules the officers had no right to stop, question, threaten with a gun, handcuff and detain the two men. Cruz says he’s interested in speaking with any lawyer in the Artesia area who can put an end to the police harassment he and his friends are currently experiencing. He believes he has a strong federal civil rights lawsuit, but admits he would rather have Ramos transferred to another area to patrol so he will simply leave him alone.

Posted by Sergio Cruz on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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What Was Once America’s Most Exclusive Club Is Now Its Most Haunted Hotel

Jekyll Island, Georgia is a place where time stands still. As you wander the grounds of the Historic District, you can immediately sense what it was like back in its heyday, when the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, opened in 1888, called the area home. An incredibly exclusive resort with only 100 members, which were made up of America’s Gilded Age rich, it was a halcyon destination.

Members of the club included J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, William K. Vanderbilt, William Rockefeller, and more. It was the site of famous historical events, like the first transcontinental phone call, from the President of AT&T Theodore Vail to Woodrow Wilson, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson in 1915. Legislation that outlined the formation of the Federal Reserve was drafted here in 1910. When history wasn’t being written here, hunting and golf were popular activities at the family-friendly club.

Of course, the club started falling on hard times once the Great Depression rolled around, and attempts to open up membership proved futile. World War II dealt the final blow to the Jekyll Island Club, and it closed permanently in 1942. It was purchased by the state in 1947, and started operating as a private hotel in the 1980s. It still serves as a hotel today. The clubhouse, as well as several historic mansions and cottages, have been converted into accommodations. Other historic homes have been preserved for other uses as part of the Jekyll Island National Landmark Historic District. But, while updates have been made, there still remain some eerie remnants of the past.

One of the more frequent guests from the other side is Samuel Spencer, a railroad magnate who was killed in a train collision in 1906. He often drops into suites in the Annex to enjoy his morning coffee and the Wall Street Journal. Guests in Apartment 8 often report their coffee cups and daily papers get mysteriously moved about.

Pretty much all of the ghosts here have nothing but good intentions. There’s a 1920s-era bellman who is known for checking up on grooms preparing for their weddings. Guests report having their clothes returned from the dry cleaners to them by the old-timey bellman, when in reality, an employee had left the clothes hanging outside the room. And, one of the club’s most famous guests has been known to check back into his old condo; wealthy financier J.P. Morgan owned rooms in the Sans Souci building, and those in his former rooms occasionally catch a whiff of his cigar smoke.

But it’s not all spooks and specters. Luxurious pools, private seashore pavillions with beach access, the croquet lawn, Victorian tea in the Grand Dining Room, and more add a modern-day opulence to the hotel. They offer frequent events, like photography weekends and holiday fun… in addition to the occasional ghost hunting weekend, of course.

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EXCLUSIVE: Federal Agents Harass Dog Trainer For Commenting Online About a Kill Shelter

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Damion Trakas, a dedicated animal advocate from Philadelphia, was recently visited by the FBI for comments that he made online in reference to a Second Chance Kitten and Puppy Rescue shelter in Florida that was failing the animals in their care by unnecessarily killing them—especially if they were cases where adoption was considered “difficult.”

Trakas was tipped off about the shelter when he learned of a deaf and blind dog named “Bunker” who died in their care.

“The whole story was horrible and the rescue most definitely failed this dog more than once. And they also let him sit in the shelter while they took in other animals that were easier to market. So not only did the violate the unwritten rescue law of “Stand by your animal,” but they were clearly displaying that they were more concerned with flipping easy adoptions rather than a blind and deaf dog that has been sentenced to death,” Trakas told The Free Thought Project.

Upon further investigation, he found that this was a common story at this particular shelter, so doing what he does best, Trakas began to speak for the neglected animals in online videos.

“Needless to say… I was pissed. I first messaged them but got no answer. And as I uncovered more I just decided to air them out. I made two videos in regards. After the first video they claimed that some of my info was off and demanded an ‘apology,’” Trakas said.

He then made another video, correcting some of the details that may have been off in the first video, but making a renewed call for justice for these forgotten animals.

It was not the actual videos that made Trakas a target for federal agents, but a reply that he left in the comments, where he suggested flying to Florida himself to rectify the situation.

“Somewhere I posted a comment like ‘do I need to come to Florida?’ And under that comment, some people laughed and others made comments like ‘I got your bail money.’ It was CLEAR through the context of replies, including my own, that I wasn’t about to fly to Florida to hurt anyone,” Trakas said.

Another one of his comments read, “I’d love to kick Lisa’s hubby’s teeth in ….in front of her and tell her to have a great day. Sorry… not sorry….. I don’t like her,” which is slightly more aggressive, but still, nothing compared to the tough guy rhetoric that trolls spread around the internet, especially here at The Free Thought Project inbox.

Weeks after these comments were made, FBI agents paid a visit to his house, and told Trakas to “tone it down” on the internet.

Trakas made the following post on his Facebook page announcing the

“It was hands down the most mindless and insulting form of harassment I have ever experienced. And of course, the agents played it off because they were ‘just doing their job,’ and they would ‘rather be doing more important things.’ If this is the level of intelligence of the FBI—it explains why so many atrocities have happened that the FBI could’ve prevented,” Trakas said.

Trakas also said he believes that he is on some type of watchlist from previous online posts he made, where he suggested that dog owners should fight back against police who kill their animals.

“What they should do is just be honest. They should say, ‘Many of your posts and comments come up in our algorithms and since we are already monitoring you from years ago we decided to pay you a visit in hopes to get you to stop speaking out in the way you do,’” he said.

Trakas has promised not to curb his free speech and says he will continue to fight for disadvantaged animals, regardless of what the FBI has to say about it.

DASH cryptocurrency and The Free Thought Project have formed a partnership that will continue to spread the ideas of peace and freedom while simultaneously teaching people how to operate outside of the establishment systems of control like using cryptocurrency instead of dollars. Winning this battle is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is this system.

DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.

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EXCLUSIVE: Man Catches Cops on Video Framing Him To Justify Blowing Up His Door and Raiding Home

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Little Rock, AR – A barber was asleep on the couch in his apartment when a SWAT team blew the front door off of its hinges with such force that it flew across the room and landed on top of him. The officers stormed his apartment, arrested him, and then later informed him that he had been accused of selling $100 worth of cocaine to a confidential informant.

In an exclusive interview with The Free Thought Project, Roderick Talley said he has video evidence that the informant—who he claimed has a long arrest record—lied about the sale. The fake drug buy led to a very real search warrant, and when the SWAT team did not find cocaine in Talley’s apartment, they claimed to have found cannabis instead.

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Posted by Roderick Talley on Friday, June 1, 2018

Armed with footage of the fake cocaine purchase, Talley and his attorney requested a probable cause hearing. Prosecutors promptly dropped all charges against Talley who is now calling out Little Rock Police for using unreliable, and even criminal “informants” as probable cause to obtain what he believes are illegal search warrants, which have led to more than 50 unconstitutional searches, seizures, and illegal charges against a mainly minority community.

Talley told TFTP that he initially installed a doorbell camera because he has been a victim of burglary multiple times. He also installed a surveillance system inside his apartment. When the supposed cocaine sale took place, Talley was at the barber shop cutting hair. He and his friends all watched the sale happen on live video, which was also stored on a cloud-based hard drive. He said he and his friends were laughing when the so-called informant came to the door because no one was home at the time. From there, the police department took the sworn testimony of a known criminal and used it to obtain a search warrant, signed by a judge, and later executed by SWAT team members.

The fake cocaine purchase was caught on a doorbell camera showing no one even came to the door to speak to the informant, let alone sell him cocaine. A day later, the surveillance camera captured a member of the Narcotics Street Team taking pictures of Talley’s front door.

Below is the video of the alleged cocaine purchase, which took place on Aug. 3, 2017, according to a testimony from the confidential informant, Kenneth Ray Robinson, pictured in the video.

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Here is a video of one of the members of the Narcotics Street Team members caught on camera on Aug. 4, 2017, taking pictures of the door he would soon blow off of its hinges.

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Also below is a still shot image of the undercover police officer (identity unknown) in front of Talley’s door. One can clearly see his face and his gun, along with his cell phone in hand.

A few days later, at least eight militarized police officers blew Talley’s door off of its hinges and invaded his home with their AR-15s pointed at his head. From the video, no mention of a search warrant can be heard, making the penetration a “no-knock” raid.

As TFTP has reported on numerous occasions, such warrants have led to the deaths of an untold number of police officers and unsuspecting civilians, and the incidents often end in citizens being changed for crimes they did not commit, and then later having the charges dropped after the traumatic event of having their home raided by police.

If Talley had reached for a gun to defend his home from the armed intruders, there is little doubt that the SWAT team members would have opened fire on him immediately. Fortunately, Talley recorded the entire incident, and he told TFTP he believes the video is proof that the SWAT team was caught redhanded attempting to frame an innocent hard-working American for selling cocaine when no such activity was occurring at his residence.

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Talley said he comes from a good family, and his family members serve on the city board in Hope, Arkansas. His grandmother is a retired school teacher, and his mother, who suffered from cancer since he was a child, passed away in 2006. His father teaches health and PE classes in Griffin, Georgia, Talley’s hometown. He said he works full time as a barber, volunteers by cutting hair for the homeless, and has never used or been around cocaine.

When asked why he believes he was targeted by police, Talley said he thinks it was a result of interactions he had with Officer Harris, who works as a “courtesy officer” for the apartment complex while off duty. There was a package of barber supplies stolen from his doorstep, and an interaction between Talley and a jealous ex-boyfriend of his girlfriend. Each time he filed a police report, which he believes led both the apartment complex and the police department to want him out. He says now he will never call 911 again.

“Man, I was afraid for my life!” Talley said, noting that all he could see was smoke and lights. The SWAT team searched his home with a K9, counted over $1,000 in cash, took pictures of a scale he had, and located a few 3 grams of cannabis he said he didn’t even know he had.

Following the destructive invasion of privacy, Talley was kicked out of his apartment complex. He has since filed a federal Civil Rights lawsuit against the City of Little Rock, Detectives Mark Ison, and Rob Bell, and officer Gladina Harris.

Talley told TFTP that he is fighting back because the task force that raided his home has done the same thing to at least 50 other citizens. He said it has to stop, and he is standing up even though he has been told by several people that the police are “gunning” for him, and he fears he could be abused or framed for a crime as a result. He has since fled the state, in fear of not only the police but the network of informants the police use who may want to retaliate against him physically.

DASH cryptocurrency and The Free Thought Project have formed a partnership that will continue to spread the ideas of peace and freedom while simultaneously teaching people how to operate outside of the establishment systems of control like using cryptocurrency instead of dollars. Winning this battle is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is this system.

DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.

If you’d like to start your own DASH wallet and be a part of this change and battle for peace and freedom, you can start right here. DASH is already accepted by vendors all across the world so you can begin using it immediately.

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EXCLUSIVE: Cops Raid City Council President’s Home After He Exposed Their Corruption

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Masontown, PA – When the president of the city council learned about theft committed by the local police and began calling for an audit of the department over “seemingly corrupt and unethical actions,” police responded by raiding his home and stealing from his property.

John Stoffa told The Free Thought Project that he raised his concerns about past theft within the department at a city council meeting in January, and he openly called for an audit. Days after the meeting, in what is now alleged be a clear act of retaliation, Stoffa’s home was raided by police.

Stoffa said he believes the invasion of his home and confiscation of his property is a blatant attempt to prevent the police department from being audited. The council president’s home was searched by three officers—two from Masontown and one from Cumberland Township. They confiscated his son’s Ipad, his iPhone, CD’s and DVD’s, a couple of Sony memory sticks, his home computer, and three USB hard drives.

“They could have planted something for all I know,” Stoffa told TFTP. “But we got it back. My attorney has it now.”

He also noted that even though the council has voted in favor of an audit, it has yet to begin. “They never began the audit. We actually voted to do the audit after they raided my home,” he said.

We asked Stoffa why he believes he was targeted by the police and he said, “because I was the most vocal about them. Nobody else questioned their practices, they kinda just did what they wanted.”

When asked why he was so concerned about auditing the police department, Stoffa told us it is because he has “heard too many stories of people’s Constitutional rights being abused by this bunch [of cops].” Now he can relate.

There is a disagreement between Mayor Toni Petrus and the Masontown council over who actually has authority over the police department. “Since we hire, and fire, and promote within the police department I believe we [the council] have the authority to audit the police department,” Stoffa said.

To date, no charges have been filed against Stoffa for any incriminating evidence found in his possessions. He and his lawyers filed a motion to quash the search warrant and return his property for the—as he sees it—politically motivated violation of his Fourth Amendment rights.

Stoffa is now suing the Borough, the Masontown Police Department, Police Chief Joe Ryan, the mayor, the ex-council president, and the police officers involved in the perceived illegal raid of his home. Per the civil rights lawsuit, he’s asking for damages to be determined by a jury as demanded by Stoffa’s attorney, Charity Krupa.

When asked if he felt intimidated by the raid, Stoffa said he was “pretty sick, pretty upset,” and had “trouble sleeping for a while.”

“The Attorney General’s Office is handling the investigation now. The DA’s office stepped aside and turned it over to the Attorney General,” Stoffa told TFTP.

Stoffa said police had no probable cause to investigate him as he had committed no crime, was not in the process of committing a crime and was not planning on committing a crime. He acknowledged that it could have been worse, and said he is thankful that his wife and son were not home at the time of the raid.

The Masontown council has placed the audit on pause. Stoffa said he believes the police raid of his property acted as a warning, and as a result, “They have everyone afraid of retaliation, afraid their house will get raided.”

Stoffa also said there is a lot of shady business dealings going on in Masontown. For instance, he claimed the police chief’s wife has a cleaning contract— for at least $550 per month—to clean the Borough office building and police station in what looks like a case of nepotism. The Police Association Fund is also being questioned by Stoffa. He said the Borough has no idea how much money is in the fund, how it is raised, or how it is spent.

Stoffa said he also wants a copy of the “Policies and Procedures” manual the police department has. “For some reason, it’s a secret here,” he said, adding that while he has seen it, neither he, the council, nor the public have access to it.

Krupa asked for a copy of it as well but was told Stoffa would have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. “Until we get these issues resolved, I’m going to keep pushing,” Stoffa vowed.

As The Free Thought Project has reported, John Stoffa is not the first citizen to attempt to work with the local city council to bring about change in his community. A homeowner in Green Bay, Wisconsin, decided to run for city council on the platform of police accountability after he claimed he was harassed and later assaulted by officers, and his home was raided with no probable cause. He hung a banner on his property that said, “We pray for NO MORE RAIDS ON INNOCENT FAMILIES AND HOMES AGAIN!”

DASH cryptocurrency and The Free Thought Project have formed a partnership that will continue to spread the ideas of peace and freedom while simultaneously teaching people how to operate outside of the establishment systems of control like using cryptocurrency instead of dollars. Winning this battle is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is this system.

DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.

If you’d like to start your own DASH wallet and be a part of this change and battle for peace and freedom, you can start right here. DASH is already accepted by vendors all across the world so you can begin using it immediately.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dad Confronts the Cop Who Killed His Unarmed Son, Secretly Records It

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Kenosha, Wisconsin – A grieving father who has spent more than 13 years searching for answers in the case of his son’s tragic death, is now releasing the footage from a confrontation with the police officer who shot and killed him.

Michael Bell Sr. told The Free Thought Project that he started out by taking a metal driveway sign his son made in his high school shop class and a picture of the young man and placing them on the front porch of the officer who killed him during a traffic stop in 2004.

Bell said he did not have to go out of his way to find Kenosha Police Officer Alberto Gonzalez. In fact, following the shooting, Gonzalez bought the house right beside Bell’s in-laws, which the grieving father felt was just another proverbial slap in the face. However, the officer did not appreciate the gift.

The father waited nine years before confronting Gonzalez face-to-face in 2013, following a police commission forum for an investigation into whether the department influenced the results of an officer-involved Taser incident.

Many officers addressed Bell, with one even saying that his son would still be alive today if Bell had been “a better father.” Following the meeting, Gonzalez approached Bell and engaged in a conversation which, until today, has never been released to the public.

After Bell said he had been receiving “death threats” from police apologists, Gonzalez replied, “Sir I hope you come to peace with this. I really do … I pray for your ex-wife and your daughter all the time…I’m a sincere man, sir. I’m a Christian. I would have never done anything like that to your son had I not had to.”

The “I was just doing my job” type of lamentation was not received well by Bell who was, predictably, caught off-guard. Gonzalez admitted the discomfort he felt seeing Bell in town, actually dining beside each other one night in a local restaurant. But Bell was—and still is—on a mission. He told Gonzalez:

“I’m asking for change… I’m asking for an independent review of the situation… And that’s what I’m looking for. I know what happened,” Bell told Gonzalez, referencing the tragic night his son was killed in 2004.

I have an understanding of what happened that night,” Bell continued. “I’m an Air Force Man. I understand that bad things happen in wartime. And bad things happened here. But the obstruction that happened afterward is what I have a problem with. And that’s what I’m fighting to change.”

To this day, Bell, as well as many legal experts, believe Kenosha Police needlessly escalated the use of force on his son which led to one officer claiming the young man had taken his gun. Then, an order was given to shoot Michael Bell Jr. in the head—an order Gonzalez carried out.

In the video, Gonzalez did not wish to discuss his knowledge of any cover-up but said that since the night he killed Michael he has been praying for Kim and Shante, Michael’s mother and sister. Both women, who witnessed the shooting, say the officers lied about Michael having taken one officer’s gun and are still lying about what happened. 

During the exchange with Gonzalez, Bell appealed to the officer’s sense of justice and asked him to join him in calling for change. “I understand. I want change. Stand up and ask for change,” he said.

“Because there was nothing that was done… or nothing was done to your family as trying to hide anything, sir,” Gonzalez interrupted.

That is when the tone took a different direction in the confrontation between a cop and the man whose son he killed.

You know as well as I do, you were standing on the right side of my son when you killed him,” Bell said.

Gonzalez avoided any conversation of the details of the actual shooting but attempted to appeal to Bell’s faith when he responded, “What I did that night sir, affected obviously your family, and affected my family as well. I just want to tell you that I pray for you as a Christian, Mr. Bell. If you are not willing to accept that, I’m sorry.”

Bell again referred to the alleged cover-up, and said, “All I am saying is I wanted… I wanted the truth.”

Gonzalez harkened back to his contention that the department did not cover-up details of the killing. “And now you have the truth. You know the truth, Mr. Bell,” he said.

It is unclear as to which truth Gonzalez was referring. Minutes earlier, a Kenosha Police Detective’s version of the truth painted Michael Bell Jr. as a bad kid whose father should have been a better parent. Moments later, the officer who killed Michael told his father that he knows the truth.

Such an accusation, followed up by the killer cop’s contention that he had no choice but to shoot Michael, likely incensed the determined father. Bell fired back, “Maybe Eric [Strausbaugh] knows the truth. Maybe Eric knows the truth. Maybe he took The truth with him [to the grave].”

Eric Strausbaugh was the officer who erroneously proclaimed that Michael had taken his gun. Strausbaugh later killed himself, reportedly grieving over his role in the shooting and rumors of an impending investigation. Bell’s comments about his partner turned up the heat in the contentious conversation.

“That’s not fair Mr. Bell,” Gonzalez said. “Don’t do personal attacks, sir… I’ll take your comments as a man who’s looking for something. That’s a shame, sir.”

Bell believes, as do forensics experts, that not only did his son not have Straubaugh’s gun but the gun was likely caught on the driver’s side mirror, shifting the gun from its usual position, causing the officer to mistakenly cry out that his gun was in Michael’s hand.

Bell then turned his attention to his son’s killer, not only to suggest that Michael did not have the gun, but that Gonzalez is covering up the truth. You know my son didn’t have his hand on any gun. You absolutely 100 percent know it,” he said. “You’ve got to live with that every day!”

Many people would argue that Bell was much more composed than most angry and grieving parents would likely have been. When Gonzalez could only reply, “that’s a shame sir,” Bell continued.

“You absolutely know it because there are four people who sat right there and watched it!” Bell said, referring to his ex-wife, his daughter, and two neighbors, who all witnessed the shooting.

Please don’t be accusatory towards me,” Gonzalez replied. “I did nothing to you. I did nothing to you.

The denial of responsibility likely turned up the heat even more with Bell then calling into question Gonzalez’ and the other Kenosha Police officers’ recollection of events on that fateful night in question.

In a sworn deposition, Gonzalez stated that he was on Bell’s left side when he shot him in the head but forensics would later determine the shots must have come from Michael’s right side.

And to come up with that left side/right side truth twist head around upside down gun shooting,” Bell said. “Come on that’s bullshit and I don’t need to hear that!

Gonzalez seemed to be growing more uncomfortable by the minute with Bell’s interrogation and berating. He replied, “Mr. Bell (inaudible) I forgive you.”

The officer forgiving Bell did not and does not sit well with the grieving father. In the father’s eyes, it was not Bell who needed to be forgiven. Throughout the entire conversation, Gonzalez stopped short of an apology. Bell offered forgiveness to Gonzalez.

From day one, I’ve said I forgive you for this. But I don’t forgive the obstruction that occurred afterward and that’s where I have a problem,” Bell said. “But on a personal level please, I forgive you because I am a warrior and I’ve been in combat. And I’ve had to make split-second decisions all right… But I think I can make a change on a national level and make it better for you (the police) and us (the public whose family members have been killed by police). And that’s what I’m trying to do.”

Gonzalez countered, “I just want to let you know, though, sir, I’m not carrying anything that I think is obstructing. I’m not carrying any of that, sir.” 

“Obviously, I carry with me what I did,” Gonzalez continued. “I will stay with what I did. I’ll stand with my decision that night. I will never take that back. I cannot, even if I wanted to. Definitely, a decision that in the line of duty you did not want to make as a police officer, sure, absolutely…I wish to god I didn’t have to do something like that.”

Gonzalez then explained why he chose to forgive Bell, “But Mr. Bell as far as being accusatory towards me and essentially just calling me a liar, I’m gonna tell you…that I forgive you for that…I know deep down in my heart, sir, that the decision I made was right…that if I had been put in the same situation I’d have to do it again.”

Gonzalez then asked Bell to keep the conversation he was having between the two of them—something Bell, obviously, did not agree to do.

“You came to my house. You crossed the line. You admitted it. You affected my family,” Gonzalez said.

Bell reminded Gonzalez it was done on the anniversary of his son’s death and that he was greiving. “I wanted to show you what you took from me,” he said.

Gonzalez then revealed what many critics of modern-day policing believe—that police officers equate the public as the enemy and themselves as the good guys. “If the enemy came to your house and did something to you for what you had done to them. It’s not that your son was the enemy. You understand in the context I’m saying it, you wouldn’t appreciate it,” he said.

Bell reminded Gonzalez that he has received death threats for daring to question the police but reiterated his national goals to the man who killed his son.

“I’m looking for change,” Bell said. “I’m not here as a vendetta against Chief Morrissey. I’m looking for change. I want open review… It’s a problem with the system and that’s what I’m trying to change.”

Following the deadly shooting, all of the Kenosha Police officers involved in the killing of Bell Jr. were exonerated of any wrongdoing. Not one was even disciplined. In fact, in the weeks following the shooting they were each given the Meritorious Service award from the police officer’s union.

But it is not sharing a town with his son’s killer that keeps Bell up at night. He told TFTP what bothers him the most is knowing that nationally, law enforcement agencies routinely exonerate themselves from wrongdoing without any outside agency accountability.

The officers claim they did nothing wrong—even in cases where a gang of cops show up at a man’s home, without legitimate probable cause, escalate the use of force when a pair of handcuffs would suffice, and eventually assassinate the unarmed young man in his own driveway in front of his mom and sister. No one goes to jail, no one loses their jobs, and all end up getting medals for their work.

Following the conversation with Gonzalez, Bell was successful in changing Wisconsin state law. He was instrumental in passing a law that made it illegal for law enforcement agencies to investigate themselves in cases where a suspect is killed by an officer. Now, an outside agency must take the lead in cases such as officer-involved shootings. Predictably, following the law’s passage, Bell has called for his son’s case to be reopened. Neither the district attorney, the city council, nor the mayor have supported such an investigation.

Bell’s plight for transparency has recently made national headlines with stories being run on almost every major network, as well as many international outlets. To this day, an inquest into his son’s shooting has not been granted by the City of Kenosha, and Bell has pledged to continue in his fight for justice.

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EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Exposes Officers Laughing as Inmates Eat Feces, are Beaten and Killed

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The former inmate and whistleblower who has openly shared his account of his horrific experiences during the time he served in Florida’s Charlotte County Jail, has made a mini-documentary in an attempt to further expose patterns of rampant corruption within the jail, and the dangers it poses for inmates.

Rob Tigro and Rodney McGee initially spoke out in an exclusive interview with The Free Thought Project in June 2017 after they began documenting the ongoing misconduct in the jail’s medical wing.

McGee said he witnessed the death of inmate Thomas Andreason, a panhandler, who had been complaining of chest pains. McGee said Andreason was Tased, pepper-sprayed, and placed into a restraint chair until he died. Even though he was in the medical wing, he received no medical treatment, but worse still, McGee claimed that the very officers who were supposed to help the inmate actually killed him.

Tigro said he was forced to clean up the bloody aftermath after he watched officers torture an inmate to death in August 2015. Gregg Ireland, 47, was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content that was nearly three times the legal limit. He was booked in Charlotte County Jail’s medical wing, where the staff failed to give him the potassium supplement he was prescribed, or any detox medications to help him with alcohol withdrawals.

Instead, Tigro claimed that officers Tased, beat, and pepper-sprayed Ireland to death. According to a report from WINK News, over the course of an hour, “Ireland was Tased a total of nine times and restrained by several deputies. When they realized he was not responding or breathing, they started CPR and eventually transported him to the hospital.”

Tigro said he was forced to clean up the bloody scene from Ireland’s encounter with officers. Now he has made a mini-documentary to bring attention to the way Sheriff William Prummell handles criminal complaints of his deputies and corrections officers.

The beginning of the video shows Prummell giving a press conference at CCSO headquarters. The sheriff was attempting to explain how one of his officers forced an inmate to eat feces and was subsequently fired.

The inmate, 57-year-old Mark Kapuscinski was serving time for drug charges and has a history of mental illness.

“You can clearly see there was fecal matter on his hand. He presented it to the person standing at the window and that he put it on his face,” Sheriff Prummell said at the time.

The sheriff said the officer Michael Burnette also failed to report the strange incident.Video would later surface showing Burnette laughing as the man ingests his own bodily waste.

The overarching controversy detailed in the video below involves that case as well as deaths in the medical wing of the jail, the cover-up, and rampant corruption throughout the department.

To date, no officer has been arrested or charged with any crime associated with the deaths of Andreason and Ireland, despite a consensus by inmates housed in the medical wing who collectively believe the two men were murdered.

Tigro told The Free Thought Project that he believes the crimes and the illegal activities the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office are engaged in, are being covered up by a law enforcement agency which, predictably, investigates itself and finds no wrongdoing.

Following TFTP’s publication of the two former inmates going public with alleged abuses and murders, the story made mainstream media headlines in Charlotte County. Tigro was later interviewed by Lauren Sweeney with WINK News who further investigated the deaths of inmates while in custody.

For her story, first reported on TFTP, Sweeney was awarded “First Place” by Florida’s Associated Press. Tigro’s purpose for coming forward was not so that a journalist could be awarded for her story but, rather, to raise awareness about the practice of abusing and killing inmates in the medical wing of the jail. Already, too many inmates have died at the hands of sociopath corrections officers, who not only allegedly killed inmates but were allowed to keep their jobs thereafter.

Tigro’s video details the climate where officers appear more as terrorists—dressed all in black with their faces covered—resembling Mexican Mafia members than officers of the peace.

Every state in the union should follow the law as implemented in the State of Wisconsin. There, thanks to the vigilant actions of Michael Bell, state law now mandates that any time there is an officer-involved incident that leads to the death of someone in custody, an outside agency must take the lead in the investigation.

The days where a law enforcement agency can investigate itself and find no wrongdoing need to come to an end. There is simply no justice when police can exonerate themselves.

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Source Article from https://thefreethoughtproject.com/whistleblower-inmate-makes-mockumentary-of-sheriffs-office/

Exclusive New Video From Greenpeace Reveals Massive Deforestation In Indonesia

Landcover, forest clearance and plantation development in PT Megakarya Jaya Raya palm oil concession. PT MJR is part of the Hayel Saeed Anam group which has a number of palm oil related interests including Pacific Inter-Link which controls HSA’s palm oil refining and trading interests. Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace

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A palm oil supplier to Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever is destroying rainforests in Papua, Indonesia, a new investigation by Greenpeace International has revealed. Satellite analysis suggests that around 4,000 hectare of rainforest were cleared in PT Megakarya Jaya Raya concession between May 2015 and April 2017—an area almost half the size of Paris.

Photos and video (below) taken in March and April 2018 show massive deforestation in PT MJR, a palm oil concession controlled by the Hayel Saeed Anam Group (HSA), including in an area zoned for protection by the Indonesian government in response to the devastating forest fires in 2015. Development is prohibited in these areas. The footage is being released soon after Greenpeace revealed that these leading global brands are falling behind in their publicized commitments to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains by 2020.

“Just weeks ago we asked major consumer brands like Pepsi and Nestlé to confirm that they were making good on their commitments to stop buying palm oil from companies that destroy forests, but this footage reveals just how far behind they really are,” said Palm Oil Campaigner at Greenpeace USA Diana Ruiz. “Brands need to ensure their supply chains are free from deforestation and the only way to do this is to proactively monitor and enforce their no deforestation standards.”

Although PT MJR is not yet producing palm oil, two other HSA subsidiary companies—Arma Group and Pacific Oils & Fats—supplied palm oil to Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, according to supply chain information released by the brands earlier this year. Each of these consumer companies has published a “no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation” policy that should prohibit sourcing from rainforest destroyers.

“Brands have been talking about cleaning up their palm oil for over a decade. Companies like Unilever and Nestlé claim to be industry leaders. So why are they still buying from forest destroyers like the HSA group? What are their customers supposed to think? What will it take to get them to act?” added Richard George, forest campaigner at Greenpeace UK.

This case also raises serious questions for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Many HSA Group palm oil companies are members of the RSPO, although PT MJR and the other HSA Group concessions in this district are not. Members of the RSPO are not allowed to have unaffiliated palm oil divisions, and the development witnessed in PT MJR would also violate several of the RSPO’s Principles and Criteria.

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