EXCLUSIVE: Cop Pulls Man Over, Tickets Him for Illegal Tint—But His Windows Have NO TINT

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Milford, NH — If ever you think that all traffic laws are for your safety, one thing can change that view—window tint. In the land of the free, if police feel that your window tint is too dark, they will claim the right to extort money from you. If you resist this extortion, police will claim the right to kidnap or kill you.

Unfortunately, in the land of the free, these instances happen so frequently that they are often caught on video too. The video below, however, is different as it shows cops can merely claim you have illegal window tint—even when you do not—and still extort you.

Cyrus James was on his way to the dentist last week when he was targeted for extortion by an officer identified on the citation as Ryan Rothhaus for his window tint. The only problem is that James’ windows are completely tint-free. Not only is his tint not illegal—but it doesn’t even exist.

As James explains, “‪I am disgusted and broken down to pieces knowing that I live in a town where the police are harassing, being brutally corrupt and profiling every friend and family of mine they see. I got pulled over this morning on my way to the dentist by Ryan R for having “window tint”. I have absolutely no tint to my car windows as these windows came from the BMW dealership with the car when it was new and are OEM.

During the stop, a distraught James pulled out his phone and began video recording the incident. He shows the officer as well as those watching the video the fact that he is telling the truth. There is no tint on the windows.

This truth, this hard fact, this reality—of no window tint—however, had zero bearing on the officer’s extortion process and, according to James, he was given the ticket anyway.

Sadly, according to James, this is a common occurrence in his town.

“I have heard numerous reports of this officer harassing so many others for insignificant reasons such as swearing at minors, following people to their driveways, giving tickets for not pulling over quick enough and even ripping somebody out of they’re own car because they looked ‘suspicious,’” said James.

Indeed, even if James did actually have ‘illegal’ tint on his windows, the officer is in no way morally justified in pulling him over and demanding money. There is no victim in this situation other than the extorted driver which makes the actions of the police officer criminal—not the man with tinted windows.

Sadly, however, window tint laws exist in municipalities across the country and countless people every minute of every day are pulled over, harassed and extorted because they like less sunlight and more privacy.

“Just because you wear a badge does not make you any more powerful what so ever,” wrote James in his Facebook post. “We are all the same on the inside and should be treated that way. It hurts knowing not just me or my friends but even the parents/guardians are getting harassed that I know of and many others. The profiling being done to the citizens is brutal and after growing up and living in Milford my whole life it hurts me inside seeing something like this happen to the town I love.

“The police motto in Milford is to serve and protect but recently I’ve felt like I’ve been stalked and harassed every single day. I hope this message gets across to the right people in the respectful way it should.”

Indeed, we hope the video below helps to shine a light on the corrupt and often deadly practice of policing for profit and extorting citizens for window tint.

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Exclusive: Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley

Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired for misconduct by Morgan Stanley after facing a human resources investigation into allegations of misconduct, a company spokeswoman confirmed.

“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told HuffPost in an email.

At least one woman, who is not a Morgan Stanley employee but interacted with Ford in a professional capacity, was interviewed by Morgan Stanley’s HR department as part of the investigation.

In two interviews with HuffPost, the woman alleged that Ford engaged in harassment, intimidation, and forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan, leading her to seek aid from a building security guard. The incident took place several years ago when Ford and the woman were supposed to be meeting for professional reasons. Ford continued to contact her after the encounter until she wrote an email asking him to cease contact.

The email, which was reviewed by HuffPost, shows that the woman emailed Ford after he repeatedly asked her to drinks. She asked him not to contact her anymore, citing his inappropriate conduct the evening where he forcibly grabbed and harassed her.

Ford replied to the email by apologizing and agreeing not to contact her. “Hey very sorry. Meant no harm,” the email reads. “And I apologize for whatever I may have said or what was said. And my overtures are strictly professional. Again I apologize didn’t mean to be inappropriate at all. Sorry that impression was left.”

HuffPost is not identifying the woman at her request but has reviewed emails that confirm her interactions with Ford and spoke to two people whom the woman confided in about the incident. One woman heard from Ford’s accuser the night of the incident and described her as “distraught, shocked, and frightened,” and said that she was concerned about any career ramifications should she report the incident.

In a statement provided to HuffPost, Ford denied the allegations: “This simply did not happen. I have never forcibly grabbed any woman or man in my life. Having drinks and dinner for work is part of my job, and all of my outreach to the news reporter making these false allegations was professional and at the direction of my firm for business purposes. I support and have tremendous respect for the brave women now speaking out in this important national dialogue. False claims like this undermine the real silence breakers. I will now be bringing legal action against the reporter who has made these false claims about me as well as Morgan Stanley for improper termination.”

Ford comes from a prominent political family in Tennessee. His father, Harold Ford Sr., held a congressional seat for 12 terms before retiring, leaving his son to run for the seat, a race which he won handily. Ford served in the House for nearly 10 years before deciding to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Bill Frist. Ford lost that hotly contested 2006 race by fewer than three points to current Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Since leaving Congress in 2007, Ford has worked for two financial services companies, first for Merrill Lynch and then Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2011 as a managing director.

At the time Morgan Stanley announced the hire, The New York Times described Ford’s role as a rainmaker of sorts: “Mr. Ford will be responsible for ‘building business opportunities’ for clients, Morgan Stanley said. He will manage relationships with corporate directors, senior executives and institutional investors, as well as private clients.”  

Ford also serves as a paid on-air political analyst for NBC/MSNBC and regularly appears on the MSNBC program “Morning Joe.”

This story has been updated to include Ford’s statement.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff Shoots Unarmed Man in the Face With a Shotgun, All 7 Dashcams ‘Malfunction’

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Baxley, GA — Police work has long been a cat and mouse game, but for one Georgia man, his decision to run from the police on his motorcycle quickly turned into a fight for his life. It all began when police attempted to pull 23-year-old Mathew Jared Schantz over for driving without a license plate.

The chase ended at a roadblock on Hwy. 341 when then Appling Co. Sheriff “Mr. Benny” Deloach (below) shot Schantz in the face with 12-gauge buckshot.

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In an exclusive interview, Schantz told The Free Thought Project that while he now regrets running from police, when the encounter occurred on June 17, 2016, he had just bought the bike and “didn’t want to be hassled” because he did not have a license plate.

He took off quickly to get away from pursuing officers, and thought he had lost them—but they quickly tailed him. Schantz said he lost them again, but the chase continued for quite some time. In a written statement he told TFTP:

“It was roughly 30 miles but I wasn’t actively being pursued the whole time. I lightly ran for about 2 miles then tried to slow down (thinking they quit chasing me) but took off when I noticed they were still chasing. Lost them. Then came up on a road block about 25 miles down the road.”

(Schantz before the shooting)

“Pretty rough to be honest. I developed severe post traumatic stress disorder. My jaw had to be reconstructed. (I had) 3 teeth implanted. Plus I still have 3 pellets in me.” 

The young man said he was unarmed, had no warrants for his arrest, and believes Sheriff Deloach abused his badge when he attempted to kill him for fleeing from the officers. Adding insult to serious injuries, Schantz was charged with felony eluding, posted $17,000  bail, and is due in court on December 5.

“I certainly realize I shouldn’t have ran. It was stupid. My problem is them shooting me for running away. Then covering it up by lying and deleting videos.”

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/sheriff-shoots-unarmed-man-face/

Exclusive Video Premiere: Ashley Barron kicks off the holiday season with ‘The Christmas Song’

Empowered by a crackling fire, dim lights and two acoustic guitars, Ashley Barron commands the Christmas spirit on her latest offering. The rising country artist is sharing a video of an intimate performance of one of her favorite holiday tunes, “The Christmas Song.” 

The 23-year-old, who showcased her unabashed spunk on her debut single “It Might Get Loud,” finds power in peace at the fireside performance, inviting viewers into her California home to experience melodic comfort and calm. 

Barron is currently working on her debut EP, which is slated for a Spring release. Stay tuned for more from the rising star and step into Barron’s luxuriant Christmas above.

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Watch: At The Moment are ‘Ready for Love’ in exclusive new video

In true celebration, indie-act musician At The Moment are celebrating the release of their newest album. The band have teamed up with AXS to premiere the video for their new single “Ready for Love.” Lead singer for At The Moment, Daniel Stampfel, tells AXS that he wrote “‘Ready For Love’ as a much more up-tempo song. I played a demo of the song for Steve Schiltz (Harvard of the South, Hurricane Bells) who produced our Monte Carlo EP.  Steve liked the song but recommended I change to tempo. I thought it was an interesting idea but at the time tabled the song.”

He explained further that after he wrote “‘In for a Ride,’ the title track off our new album, I revisited ‘Ready for Love’ with Steve’s suggestion in mind.  I liked the emotion that came through, the space and the intimacy on the vocal line at the beginning. To me, it’s a song about acceptance of where you have been, where you are and where you want to be and reconciling that without judgment.”

The new album contains ten original songs composed by native New Yorker musician Daniel Stampfel. As stated in his bio, he’s also a multi-talented musician who plays saxophone and guitar. The new album is aptly titled In For A Ride, in which the listener’s definitely settling in for. Stampfel’s musical progression has come a long way from his beginner days of being in a ska band, and then in a power-pop band. After that band ended, life took on before he could continue his musical aspirations, as also indicated in his bio.

His comeback came in 2012 with his Monte Carlo EP , featuring three songs that led to him eventually releasing the full-length album In For A Ride, out now. Also stated in his press bio, “the album is the strongest Stampfel’s ever put his name on, filled with personal lyrics about love and uncertainty…It’s rock ‘n’ roll with a shiny new coat of pop…it’s as relatable as it is hummable.” 

Watch At The Moment’s new video for the single “Ready For Love” right here on AXS! 

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Re: Exclusive: Amnesty pledges to consider if Israel is committing apartheid

In an unprecedented development, Amnesty International has pledged to consider whether the Israeli government is committing the crime of apartheid in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

This marks the first time that the global rights NGO has said it will investigate Israeli practices specifically with regards to whether they meet the international definition of apartheid.

The statement came as Amnesty today published a new report in which the group charges Myanmar with practicing apartheid in Rakhine State, describing “an institutionalised system of segregation and discrimination of Muslim communities”.

For the Rohingya, Amnesty concluded, this system “is so severe and extensive that it amounts to a widespread and systemic attack on a civilian population…clearly linked to their ethnic (or racial) identity.” It thus “legally constitutes apartheid, a crime against humanity under international law.”

The report details a number of ways in which the Myanmar authorities have imposed state-sponsored segregation and discrimination on the Rohingya, including violence, denial of citizenship, travel restrictions and other forms of social, political and economic exclusion.

Read: ‘Israel abetting genocide in Myanmar’

‘‘Caged Without a Roof: Apartheid in Myanmar’s Rakhine State” unpacks the international law basis for its headline claim of apartheid, beginning with reference to the definition of crimes against humanity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – which includes apartheid.

Noting how the term apartheid originated with “a political system imposed by South Africa’s nationalist leaders between 1945 and 1994”, the Amnesty report describes how, as a result of condemnation of this system, “apartheid is expressly prohibited in international law”.

“Practices of apartheid” are listed as grave breaches of international humanitarian law and war crimes in Article 85(4)(c) of Geneva Protocol I Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts, adopted 1977.

In addition, “three international treaties prohibit or explicitly criminalize apartheid, making it clear that the international community intended not only to condemn and criminalize apartheid as practised in southern Africa but wherever it might be replicated” (my emphasis).

Read: ‘You choose apartheid’, Netanyahu told in Knesset session

The report’s legal case vis-à-vis apartheid is strikingly similar to the argument that Israel too is committing such a crime, as defined in the Apartheid Convention and Rome Statute. Going forward, therefore, might Amnesty describe Israeli policies towards the Palestinians in such terms?

An Amnesty International spokesperson stressed that the organisation has “long highlighted Israel’s discriminatory laws, policies and practices, which violate the country’s obligations towards Palestinians under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.”

In particular, the statement continued, Amnesty has “been highlighting Israel’s discriminatory policy of settling Jewish civilians in Palestinian territory – itself a violation of international humanitarian law – and system of control over Palestinian land and other resources, which has resulted in widespread violations of human rights, including the right to an adequate standard of living, rights to water, to adequate food and housing, and the right to work and to health.”

Amnesty also cited “the institutional discrimination against Palestinian people with regards to access to justice and legal safeguards”, noting that “Israelis, including settlers in the occupied West Bank, enjoy the protections of Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are prosecuted by the military court system in the absence of basic fair trial guarantees.”

But in the most significant part of the remarks, the spokesperson affirmed that “looking ahead – in any further research into institutional racial discrimination, we’ll consider whether the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories meets the international definition of apartheid”, a process that “will require thorough research and a rigorous legal review of the evidence”.

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Amnesty International rally [Richard Potts/Flickr]

There is a growing body of resources for Amnesty to draw on in such an endeavour, including existing United Nations (UN) reports and documentation. As much as a decade ago, the then-UN special rapporteur, South African jurist John Dugard, declared that “elements” of Israel’s military occupation “constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid”.

In 2012, meanwhile, the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) urged Israel to end policies or practices violating the prohibition of “racial segregation and apartheid”, a report described at the time by one expert as the “most cutting recognition and condemnation of a legal system of segregation since apartheid South Africa”.

Earlier this year, a report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) accused Israel of having established “an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole”. Under immense political pressure by Israel and the US, the report was removed from ESCWA’s website, but its content, and conclusions, were never repudiated.

Read: As apartheid deepens Israel targets the UN settlements database

Palestinian activists and analysts have long described Israeli policies as a form of apartheid, and Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem has compared Israel’s “regime of separation” in the oPt to “the Apartheid regime in South Africa”. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu and former US President Jimmy Carter are two of the more prominent figures to have accused Israel of apartheid.

Amnesty’s report on Myanmar is, of course, significant in and of itself, describing a horrific system of discrimination faced by the Rohingya population. For Israel, however – which has refused to stop selling arms to the Myanmar military – the report has disturbing implications.

The detailed, carefully-laid out case against the Myanmar authorities is, in effect, a precedent; while this new report is the first time since South Africa that Amnesty has levelled a detailed accusation of apartheid against a state, it may well not be the last.

The relevance of such a conclusion with respect to Israel and the Palestinians is only confirmed by the Amnesty International spokesperson’s remarks.

To understand the dangers faced by the Israeli government, consider Amnesty’s conclusions with respect to ending, and getting accountability for, Myanmar’s apartheid system.

Urging the international community to “use every diplomatic tool available” to pressure Myanmar to end its systemic discrimination, Amnesty proposes a Security Council “comprehensive arms embargo” and “targeted sanctions against individuals responsible for crimes and violations”.

Should Israel become the target of similarly focused and tough accountability demands, condemned for the crime of apartheid by the world’s largest member-based human rights group, it will mark an important development on the road to the Palestinians realising rights they have long been denied.



Source Article from https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171121-exclusive-amnesty-pledges-to-consider-if-israel-is-committing-apartheid/#comment-3629643299

EXCLUSIVE: Air Force Col. Buys 24 Billboards To Expose Cops Who Executed His Son

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Thirteen years have passed since one man’s son was fatally shot by police officers, and he cannot rest until his family sees the men who shot and killed his son brought to justice. Unsatisfied with the turn-around investigation which, predictably, exonerated all of the officers involved, Michael Bell Sr. has now leased 24 billboards in and around Kenosha, Wisconsin, calling for an investigation into his son’s death to be reopened.

Lt. Col. Michael Bell (USAF, Ret.) lost his son, also named Michael Bell, 13 years ago. After a night of drinking, Bell was reportedly the soberest of his friends and drove his friend’s SUV home early on the morning of Nov. 9, 2004.

Kenosha Police encountered Bell in front of his own home. When approached by officers, he got out of the car. He was told to get back in and when he did not fully comply with officers’ commands, an altercation began, escalating to the point at which one officer shot the young man in the head, killing him instantly.

Bell was unarmed when he was shot and killed in front of his mother, sister, and three neighbors. “I cannot even think of one time in my son’s life where he even fired a bb gun,” Bell Sr. said.

At one point in the conflict, one officer believed the young man had taken his pistol and was going to kill him. After a third officer approached, he was ordered to shoot Bell, and he executed the young man with a carefully placed shot to his temple.

“They placed the gun so tightly to his head that the slide moved and rendered the gun unable to fire, so the removed the gun, and placed it a second time to his head and shot him.”

Following the young man’s homicide, Bell Sr. used his influence and activism to change Wisconsin state law. Before Bell Sr. got involved, all law enforcement agencies were allowed to investigate officer-involved shootings themselves, essentially making it possible to easily clear their colleagues of any criminal wrongdoing, such as shooting an unarmed suspect in the head while he is being restrained by another officer. Following the retired Lieutenant Colonel’s vigilance, a new state law was signed April 23, 2014, by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

“I am able to talk about his death because I received a million-dollar settlement with the city of Kenosha, and I used all of that money plus a lot of my own to get Wisconsin to change their laws.”

Now, when a suspect is killed in an officer-involved shooting, two independent investigators must be representatives from an outside agency (such as the State Bureau of Investigations, or another unrelated LEA). The LEA which is involved can be a part of the investigation but cannot be the lead investigator in the subsequent investigation. Understandably, Michael Bell Sr. now wants his son’s case to be reopened and investigated by an outside agency.

“And I will tell you right now that’s why I am doing this,” Bell told PTP. He recounted case after case where police officers in Wisconsin were planting evidence at crime scenes and using positions of authority to steer investigations in the direction they wanted them to go. As a result, Bell has been taking out full page advertisements in newspapers like USA Today and others to highlight the police corruption and cover-ups he found in the city of Kenosha.

All of which are the reasons Bell leased the billboards:

“I actually hired a researcher and we looked at the history of law enforcement investigations in the State of Wisconsin. And since 1885, the year that Wisconsin formed their police and fire commissions, we could not find one unjustified ruling by three of those reviewing authorities (which are the police department itself, coroner’s inquest, and Police and Fire Commission). We were only able to find three shootings that were deemed unjustified by a district attorney. One officer committed suicide. The two other officers served prison time.”

Bell stated that in one of the three cases where an officer-involved shooting was deemed unjustified, it was only because a citizen brought forth information that revealed the officer was lying. As a result, Bell believes, “It is not the job of citizens to investigate police crimes but we have to.”

“My son’s investigation was complete within 36 hours…They exonerated themselves…so that’s another indication of the problems that occurred here.”

The retired Air Force veteran believes other states should follow the lead of Wisconsin and make it a state law to require outside agencies to be a part of all officer-involved shooting investigation. He said his billboards were the reason why he was so successful in getting the state law passed. Here is a look at the billboards, which are currently displayed 24-hours a day in Kenosha. For more information or to get involved, go to michaelbell.info.

Officer Eric Strausbaugh committed suicide. He was the officer who claimed Bell had taken his gun. “I think he made an honest mistake,” Bell admitted. Officers Erich Wiedner and Albert Gonzales are still on the force. Lieutenant Krueger has since retired. Krueger, Strausbaugh, and Gonzales received the Meritorious Service Award in May 2005, which prompted Bell to take action, change the law, and now call for the reopening of what he perceives as his son’s unjustifiable homicide. The problem I have is that the police department covered it up and tried to blame it on my son, Bell concluded.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/veteran-son-executed-police-using-millions-billboards/

EXCLUSIVE: Family Says Cop Killed Unarmed Father, Shooting Him from 50 Yards Away

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West Nanticoke, PA — The friends and family of a homeless father are now mourning his death after he was reportedly shot and killed by a local game warden. Although the man had a history of run-ins with the law, his family claims he was not violent.

Sean Bohinski, 37, was melting scrap copper down into bars when he was approached by a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission officer who was patrolling nearby waters. Friends say Bohinski retrieved binoculars because he believed a boat had capsized in the river and he wanted to see it. Shortly after heading back to the river, he was gunned down by the wildlife officer.

Bohinski was homeless, living in the woods behind a relative’s house, and earning a subsistence living by recycling copper. He would melt copper wires down into ingot and sell the scrap metal for cash. He was no stranger to law enforcement, though, having a history of running from police—something his family admits he did every chance he was encountered by the law.

Most likely, he ran because he had warrants for not paying child support for some of his eight children with several women. But they insist he was not a violent man and had never attempted to strike a law enforcement officer.

That all changed on Tuesday when PA Fish and Boat Commission officer, Aaron Lupacchini, approached Bohinski on the riverbanks where he was melting copper wire. The District Attorney’s office, which is investigating the shooting, says a fight broke out between Lupacchini and Bohinski. They claim the homeless man beat the officer with a rock and attempted to drown him. Assistant DA Sam Sanguedolce told reporters:

“For some reason, a fight ensued with that male. The officer was struck repeatedly, and so far the evidence tends to indicate that there may have been an attempt to drown that officer. The officer discharged his weapon. He struck the individual who is now deceased.”

Mike Grabinski, Bohinski’s brother, said he was fairly certain his brother was trying to get away. “I can bet my life my brother tried to run. He’s been put in that situation before and he ran from them. He just didn’t want to go to jail,” he said.

Heidi Grabko, Bohinski’s girlfriend, and mother of two of his children, told The Free Thought Project that he was afraid of going back to jail. He spent time in jail for failing to pay back child support to the mothers of his other children.

Grabko told WNEP News 16 that Bohinski “was a great father” who would never attempt to kill a police officer. She does not believe the officer’s side of the story.

“He just was burning wire down here, which he always did,” Grabko said. “He actually picked up garbage and cleaned up around here and did good around here, not bad. He never got into fights. He would never hurt anybody. He would never do that.”

Grabko also said Bohinski was a pacifist by nature who would give the shirt off of his back to a stranger. He would never hurt anybody. “He never would even kill a spider in our house. It just hurts a lot,” she said.

Bohinski’s best friend, Jack Faux, also does not believe the officer is telling the truth about what happened. Faux called Lupacchini a liar and a coward in a Facebook post:

“You scumbag hope something happens to you for what you did you killed a man with a family and lied about how it happened you piece of shit hope you can’t sleep at night cause a decent man wouldn’t be able to after killing a man for no reason rot in hell you stupid little f—boy.”

In an earlier Facebook post, Faux claims Bohinski was nowhere near the water and was actually killed at a distance—not from up close, as the official police narrative implies. Faux said he believes the officer actually shot Bohinski at a distance of 50 yards.

“1 of my (best friend’s) brother in-law was killed today by a game commission guy shot him at 50 yards away and he said he tried to drown him he wasn’t even by the water f— scumbag cowered piece of shit he was a good dude.”

The only witness to the shooting death was a neighbor who said she heard two shots fired and then saw Officer Lupacchini emerge from the woods bleeding from his head. Grabko told TFTP her boyfriend was shot in the chest and the arm, although the official autopsy has not yet been published.

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Predictably, the press has published several articles detailing Bohinski’s history with police, which does not describe him as a particularly violent man, just one who does not like to be in jail. He once escaped from prison and was charged with a felony for escaping. All in all, his record appears to portray the homeless man as someone who feared the system of justice to which he was subjected. However, he did have warrants for his arrest for failing to pay child support. Family and friends say at one point the system was taking 75 percent of his weekly earnings when he had a job to pay for his many children.

Somewhere along the way, Bohinski figured out a way to get by, live on his own in the woods, and earning a subsistence living in the process, so long as he did not get caught by police.

When the law did catch up to him, he paid for it with his life. Bohinski is now one of around 1,200 individuals who are killed by police each year. It is likely the truth about what happened along that waterway will never be fully known, as it is now one police officer’s word against the word of a dead man. Officer Lupacchini is said to be in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

Faux says he went to the riverside to see for himself, as it is only shouting distance from his home. “He was nowhere near water at all,” he said, refuting the officer’s contention that Bohinski was trying to kill him by drowning.

Faux said what likely happened was that Bohinski took off running, the officer fell and hit his head, and then started shooting at him after getting mad.

“Whenever he seen the law, he did run from them, but it was over support (child support). They’re trying to say he was a bad man and he was wanted but he don’t fight with them. Who in their right mind would swing at a cop over support? It’s impossible.”

Faux says the notion that Bohinski would hit a police officer with a rock or try to drown him is “all bullshit.”

“I didn’t need to be there to know the whole story that cop (Aaron Lupacchini) is telling is bullshit. I’ve known this kid my whole life. He comes by my house two to three times a day. I know him better than anybody,” Faux said, insisting that Bohinski actually died 30 or 40 yards from the shore, which is why he knows the officer’s story is not adding up.

It remains to be seen whether Lupacchini was wearing a Body Camera at the time of the incident, and if so, whether that footage will be released.

TFTP reached out to Eric Levis, Press Secretary for PA’s Fish and Boat Commission with a number of questions. We are awaiting his response and will keep you updated as we know more. In a statement by the acting District Attorney for Luzerne County, Stefanie J. Salvantis said the shooting was justified.

In the statement, she described the officer’s version of events saying Bohinski was unarmed but was using river rocks to attack Lupacchini. She said the officer elected to fire three rounds into Bohinski at close range after the encounter left him, “bleeding excessively, dizzy, and exhausted.” The statement does not describe whether or not he was shot in the front or in the back.

The family maintains he was fleeing when he was killed and that he would never strike an officer. They also said in statements on social media that eyewitnesses on the scene said the officer was not wet, as earlier reports indicated the man attempted to drown him.

Also, we were approached by a Luzerne county fisherman who said he filed an incident report about the game warden in question and said he was so troubled by the officer’s actions that he also wrote a letter to his representatives but he would not go into any details as to what made his encounter with Lupacchini so disturbing. He says he fears retaliation by the Fish and Boating Commission.

 

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/father-shot-killed-game-warden/

Sott Exclusive: Removing the ‘gender straitjacket’

    

A recent Global Early Adolescent Study analyzed how gender is learned, enforced and reinforced among early adolescents in 15 countries. It concluded that culturally-enforced gender stereotypes – that is to say, calling a boy a boy and a girl a girl – are linked to an increased risk of mental and physical health problems later in life. The study found these ‘stereotypes’ leave the girls at greater risk of exposure to physical and sexual violence, child marriage, and HIV, and boys at greater risk of substance abuse and suicide. It is not clear from the study if a global control group of boys and girls who had grown into adults without ever having been referred to as ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ was used in order to make the study’s conclusions even remotely plausible.

It should be noted that the alleged ‘life-long negative consequences’ referred to above are definitely NOT the result of social ills that have existed in human societies for millennia, but are the direct result of parents referring to and treating their male children as males or ‘boys’ and their female children as females or ‘girls’. As such, the authors of the study suggest that the small percentage of human beings that have a hormonal/brain chemical imbalance that presents as confusion about sexual identity should be used as a bench-mark for instructing young, well-balanced children on their own sexual identity.

According to the study, the problem is that when a female human child is treated as a female, she is effectively ‘indoctrinated’ with the idea that there exists a certain ‘sexual attraction’ between females and males which, until now, was believed to be a function of the biological and genetic mandate inherent in most human beings that ensures the continuation of the species, similar to how so-called ‘females’ and ‘males’ of other species ensure the continuation of their own kind. This belief however, has been proven false by the new study, which revealed that the alleged biological mandate is nothing more than a cultural manipulation by our global patriarchal society – albeit one that has been rather persistent and widespread throughout human history – that attempts to ensure that women continue to labor under the illusion that one of their primary biological functions is to bear children.

When a male child is treated as a male, he is similarly indoctrinated with the idea that sexual attraction between male and female humans is ‘natural’. Believing this lie, the male adult attempts to secure a female with whom he can reproduce. In this task, the male will often make efforts to charm the female by way of compliments and the offering of gifts. All too often, however, his efforts come to naught because the entire basis of his belief in fixed male and female biology is erroneous. After several such failures, the male adult may resort to substance abuse and suicide to dull the pain of repeated rejection by his prospective mate.

The solution, as outlined by the study, is for the deceptive established gender roles to be inverted or abolished. For example, the male child should be taught in school that the female can and should ‘sweep the male off his feet’, that the female can be the primary money-earner in a relationship (if one is successfully established), perhaps working a 50-hour week on a construction site, while the male should be encouraged to fulfill the role of ‘house husband’ and, if technology allows, the child-bearer. Alternatively, school children can simply be taught nothing about the cultural concepts of ‘male’ and ‘female’ or the previously established gender and biological roles. Instead, they should be allowed to decide for themselves what their roles in later life should be and they should not be constrained by something as malleable as biology. This process should be pursued at as young an age as possible, when children have a very limited understanding of what life entails.

The study contends that if more accurate and progressive portrayals of gender and human biology are enforced in schools, and that if the oppressive ‘gender strait-jacket’ is removed, women will be less likely to be the object of sexual advances from men, and men will be much happier and less prone to drug-taking and suicide. There exists, however, the possibility that at some point in the future, such a reversal of gender roles may result in a concomitant reversal of the life-long negative consequences previously provoked by ‘cis-normative’ gender roles. That is to say, men will experience more sexual abuse and women will take more drugs and commit suicide more often.

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