NYPD Cops Beat Man Who Had His Hands Up, Because They ‘Thought He Stole A Pizza’


New York City Police officers were caught on a grocery store surveillance video beating a young African American man who was holding his hands up. The police say that their reason for beating the youth, who was clearly trying to surrender to the violent NYPD thugs was because they “thought” he had stolen a $3 slice of pizza.
As it turned out, there was no pizza stolen.

But facts didn’t matter to Officer Lenny Lutchman and his partner Pearce Martinez, who administered the brutal beating to Thomas Jennings, 24, in a Brooklyn grocery store.

Right after Jennings raises his hands, suddenly, Lutchman’s partner Pearce Martinez charges in and delivers a running-right handed punch to Jenning’s head.

Punch after punch followed, as Lutchman quickly took his cue and began raining down punches and baton strikes as well.

The whole time, Jennings just curls up to endure the beating. He never once tries to fight back or even flee. This did not stop the beating.

Officer Martinez can be seen in the video handcuffing Jennings. All the while, Officer Lutchman continues beating him, even though Jennings has his hands behind his back the whole time.

“I didn’t ever know it was coming,” Jennings said to the New York Daily News.

Jennings was actually charged with “robbery” and was denied bail for nearly a week.

After that, prosecutors released him and declined to present the dubious case to a grand jury.

Amy Rameau, Jennings’ attorney, explained that she is confident the entire case will be thrown out or dropped, as there was no robbery whatsoever.

“It’s horrendous what they did to him,” Rameau said to the Daily News. “He had his hands up. He didn’t pose a threat to anyone in that store. It was an absolute use of excessive force.”

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Horrifying Video Shows Cops Kill Man as He Had His Hands in the Air

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Charlotte Mecklenburg, NC — Rueben Galindo, 29, wanted to turn in his gun to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police. No longer wanting to be in possession of his firearm, according to his wife Azucena Zamoraro, he decided to call police to make arrangements to turn it in. Little did he know calling 911 would be the last phone call he’d ever make.

Answering the 911 call, an unnamed police dispatcher asked Galindo (as police officers were en route to his apartment) if he had any guns in the home. He said he had a gun in his bag. He asked her if she wanted him to retrieve it and she said, “si, si”, meaning yes in English. Spanish-speaking Galindo had spent 15 minutes prior talking to 911 operators who decided police would have to come to the home.

Galindo was more than happy to retrieve the gun to give it to the officers when they arrived. Over and over again, he told the 911 dispatcher that he had no bullets for his gun. She also reassured him that they were there to help him. In her defense, she did tell the allegedly drunk man that he should leave the weapon. Clearly, he was confused, and possibly perceived her message to mean he must leave it with the policemen.

He explained to her that he would be happy to “leave” it with police but he didn’t know where they were. He asked:

Donde Estan? (Meaning where are the police so I can give it to them – implied)

When officers arrived, they began shouting to Galindo “manos” which means only “hands” in Spanish. Other officers told him to throw the gun down. Still, another officer told him to put his hands up, which he did. He had his hands up for several seconds before one officer opened fire, hitting him twice, killing him. Galindo can be heard taking his final gasping breaths as the 911 call ends.

Instantly, Galindo’s family went into hysteria, screaming, crying, cursing, expressing the only emotion they could at the horror they had just witnessed before their eyes. In the chaos, the very officers who’d just shot and killed their father and husband, now had their guns trained on them as well.

Experts and community leaders are now calling the officer-involved shooting a homicide and, understandably, they want the officers to be held accountable for their actions. They point to multiple camera angles of video footage obtained through court order by the Charlotte Observer as the proof they need to demand justice.

Standing with Officer David Guerra, who apparently fired the fatal shots, is CMPD Chief Kerr Putney. Chief Putney said at some point during the contact with police, Officer Guerra perceived Galindo to be a threat. The chief said:

I’m not going to second-guess how (officers) perceive a lethal threat

While it is clear the chief of police is standing by his officer’s decision to shoot and kill Galindo, others are calling what happened to the man who called 911 for help either manslaughter or murder. The Charlotte Observer consulted with former police officer and criminal justice expert Phil Stinson who teaches sat Bowling Green State University.

In and of itself, the video does not show that the officers are legally justified to shoot…Without legal justification you’re left with either murder or manslaughter. This one, I’ve watched it a dozen times and I question whether a murder has been committed.

From the body camera footage released this week, officers can be seen approaching the apartment with long guns, something that is not standard procedure arguably when people are attempting to surrender a firearm. The reason they did so, according to the Charlotte Observer, was because Galindo had been charged in April with assault for pointing a weapon at someone. Also, the dispatcher told them he did not want to put it down prior to their arrival.

Galindo’s death is the latest in a series of controversial shootings in the Charlotte area within the last few years.

Did Galindo have a death wish? Was the police shooting justified? Should police be charged with manslaughter or murder for shooting someone who refused to put down a gun that reportedly had no bullets inside? These questions and more remain. Feel free to like, share, and comment below.

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Remember when Barack Obama and Eric Holder allowed guns to be put in the hands of Mexican drug cartels in order to cause maximum violence?

Image: Remember when Barack Obama and Eric Holder allowed guns to be put in the hands of Mexican drug cartels in order to cause maximum violence?

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As Democrats and Left-wing “progressive” anti-gun activists continue to push for gun bans and other erosions of the Second Amendment following the terrible mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, it is well to remember that, once upon a time, a pair of notable Democrats did their best to ensure that kind of violence occurred as often as possible south of the U.S. border.

Early in President Obama’s tenure, he and Attorney General Eric Holder cooked up a scheme to send thousands of U.S.-based “assault weapons” — that is, semi-automatic rifles which cosmetically resemble real assault weapons — into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The goal was to ensure the guns led to maximum death and carnage so that the Obama administration could then push for far stricter gun control laws that included complete bans on certain weapons.

The operation was called “Fast and Furious,” and it was run by an agency that answered to Holder Justice Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

As reported by the New York Post, the operation was a Department of Justice-run program that allowed thousands of rifles including .50-caliber rifles with a range of nearly two miles and powerful enough to take down a helicopter to be sold to the cartels, allegedly so they could be “tracked” back to the illegal drug-running operations.

However, the Post noted, “internal documents later revealed the real goal was to gin up a crisis requiring a crackdown on guns in America. (Related: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Official story of Las Vegas shooting unravels; physical impossibility of lone gunman senior citizen makes narrative ludicrous.)

“Fast and Furious was merely a pretext for imposing stricter gun laws,” the Post noted — even if that meant scores of people would have to die in order to achieve the political objective of more gun control.

Talk about sick.

In fact, the guns did cause death, mayhem, and carnage:

…[T]he scheme backfired when Justice agents lost track of the nearly 2,000 guns sold through the program and they started turning up at murder scenes on both sides of the border — including one that claimed the life of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

While then-Attorney General Eric Holder was focused on politics, people were dying. At least 20 other deaths or violent crimes have been linked to Fast and Furious-trafficked guns.

The plot came to light after Terry’s death in 2010 at the hands of Mexican drug bandits; he was shot in the back with what was essentially an Obama/Holder-supplied rifle. But then, getting caught red-handed in the scandal, “the most transparent administration in history” lied repeatedly to Congress about the program, denying it ever existed. At one point, reported Newsroom American, Obama even extended executive privilege to Holder in regards to documents that were related to Fast and Furious. The site noted further:

[House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell] Issa [R-Calif.] and his committee have regularly demanded scores of documents from the Justice Department pertaining to the botched operation, in which the BATF allowed straw purchasers to buy guns from the U.S. and supply them to Mexican drug cartels south of the border.

The administration stonewalled on the documents, leading to a contempt of Congress citation for Holder.

However, as the Post noted, in May 2016 — when the Obama administration was gearing up to spy on the presidential campaign of then-GOP candidate Donald J. Trump — a federal court ordered the release of 20,000 pages of emails and memos that had been previously denied Congress and others looking into the scandal. “A preliminary review shows top Obama officials deliberately obstructing congressional probes into the border gun-running operation,” the Post noted.

Bottom line: Obama and Holder purposely created a situation that led to the slaughter of scores of people, including at least one federal agent, for the sole purpose of subverting the Constitution’s Second Amendment.

What disgusting treachery.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources include:

TheNationalSentinel.com

NYPost.com

NewsroomAmerica.com

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Trump defends NFL tweets amid Puerto Rico crisis: 'I have plenty of time on my hands'

President Trump defended his barrage of tweets berating professional athletes as Puerto Rico reels in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Denying he was preoccupied by his feud with the National Football League, Trump said Tuesday, “I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work.”

The president has been embroiled in a five-day controversy stemming from his criticism of football players who kneel during the playing of the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began demonstrating in 2016 to draw attention to police brutality and racial injustice, and other players followed suit.

At a rally Friday, Trump mused, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired.’”

In the days since, Trump has tweeted furiously about the issue, vilifying “certain players” who protest and demanding the NFL make a rule that players must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

“To me, the NFL situation is a very important situation,” Trump said Tuesday, rejecting the idea that his fixation on it has hobbled his response to Hurricane Maria.

The Category 4 storm made landfall in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, Sept. 20. Most of the island remains without power, and at least 16 people have died. Trump said Monday he will visit Puerto Rico, which he described as “literally destroyed,” next week.

“It’s the most difficult job because it’s on an island,” Trump said of aid efforts. “It’s on an island in the middle of the ocean. It’s out in the ocean. You can’t just drive your trucks there from other states.”

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Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill — but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.

Alyssa Hacker, of Coweta, Oklahoma, says she was visiting the Fort Smith Target with her son Owen when the gregarious child struck up a conversation with a fellow shopper.

“We were at target waiting on Grammi and we found some dinosaurs,” Hacker wrote on Facebook. “Owen grabbed all 3 and we were trying to pick out which one he wanted when Owen abruptly yelled ‘HI’ at this older man walking past us.”

Hacker says the gentleman began interacting with her son, which initially made her feel a bit uncomfortable.

“He turned around and said ‘hey sweet boy,'” she continued. “He proceeded to play dinosaurs with Owen and with this crazy world we live in I was a little hesitant as too (sic) how close he was with Owen.”

But when Hacker found out the reason why the man wanted to play with her child, her uneasiness turned into overwhelming emotion. 

“The man got his wallet out and pulled a $20 out, he put it in Owens pocket on his shirt and said ‘I just lost my 2 year old grandson last week. You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs’ and rubbed Owens back, wiped his tears and walked off,” she wrote. 

Hacker says she “cried in the middle of Target” over the brief interaction — and apparently, she wasn’t the only one who was moved by the man’s actions.

At the time of writing, Hacker’s story has received nearly 330,000 reactions and almost 125,000 shares.

“There is still some good in this world,” she ended her post. 

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USDA hands out nearly $1 million in education grants to food scientists… but WHITES are excluded

Image: USDA hands out nearly $1 million in education grants to food scientists… but WHITES are excluded

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Earlier this month, it was reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) would be setting aside $945,000 to assist in the growth and development of multicultural scholars in the agricultural sciences. “The Multicultural Scholars Program seeks to help young people reach their potential in the agricultural sciences,” explained NIFA Director Donny Ramaswamy. “It is important to develop the most diverse talent pool possible and show these students the abundant opportunities in the agriculture sector.”

In other words, the United States Department of Agriculture’s NIFA program will be helping minorities achieve their goals in the agricultural sciences but not white people. NIFA claims that developing a diverse talent pool is absolutely essential, but why is someone’s race even a factor at all? We live in the most generous and opportunistic country on the face of the earth, and anyone can follow whichever career path they choose to follow regardless of external factors like skin color. Why do minorities need a special program and additional funding to get a job when non-minorities have to rely on talent and skill level alone?

Furthermore, why must we constantly look for ways to “balance out” the number of whites and blacks in every single American institution, from college campuses, to the movie industry, to positions within the federal government? It would be nice if for once our country could look past race and instead solely focus on the characteristics and qualifications of a person rather than on the color of their skin. Needless to say, that would be the fairest way to go about running the country.

But as they have demonstrated time and time again, the liberals only care about things like fairness and equality when they are fighting for those they consider to be “victims” – i.e. blacks, gays, women, etc. Furthermore, the left would much rather see a system of nationwide affirmative action put in place rather than a system that is colorblind. They would much rather give special treatment to some in the name of “diversity” than treat everybody the same, regardless of things like gender and skin color. That is a reality that they will never even come close to admitting, but it is absolutely true nonetheless.

To give another example of how leftists give special treatment to some but not to others based on race, earlier this month, Campus Reform reported on how the National Science Foundation is planning on issuing 27 new grants and spend a total of $8 million to promote “diversity and inclusion” in STEM fields. Most of these grants, which will be funded by the taxpayer, were specifically created to attract racial minorities. Indeed, this new affirmative action program being promoted by the National Science Foundation is similar to The USDA’s Multicultural Scholars Program in that it intentionally favors one race over another.

The fact of the matter is that everybody should be given an equal chance, and nobody should be given special treatment. The late Martin Luther King Jr. made it very clear that he envisioned a country where people are judged based on the content of their character, not on the color of their skin. By specifically targeting people for recruitment based solely on the fact that they are minorities, isn’t the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture doing the exact opposite?

If you take a step back and pay close attention to the state of our country right now, it really is sad how obsessed we have become with race, though particularly those on the left. Every single time you turn on CNN or MSNBC, they have at least one panelist who just can’t help but bring up skin color and how “oppressive” the system is towards minorities. When you go to the movies, chances are you won’t be able to make it through the entire film without being forced to see one or two references to race. College campuses are replete with posters, signs and special programs to remind students of just how important diversity is. We have become a society that is more focused on skin pigmentation than we are on skills, talents and motivation, and it is only going to get worse as the years go by.

Sources include:

NIFA.USDA.gov

CampusReform.org

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Israel evicts Palestinian family, hands East Jerusalem home to settlers

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