The Bakersfield Californian reported 33-year-old David Sal Silva died early Wednesday morning in the hospital after he was struck an unknown amount of times by nine authorities seeking to subdue him. Silva was considered possibly intoxicated and an autopsy is expected to reveal if he was killed by injuries sustained in the beating or other complications.
Unexpectedly the police seized the video and have refused to return the devices. Evidently the whole copying a file thing is new to them. Most likely they’re trying to destroy evidence.
Due to the number of officers involved this one makes the count because not a single one of them did anything to stop the unnecessary application of force.
State Sponsored Criminal: Bakersfield Police Department
Because when you have 9 men and a man begging for his life, beat him to death. The law’s on your side right?
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.