Search Results for: node/SSCC children police

SSCC #380 & #381 – Tacoma

KIRO TV’s investigative unit has discovered Tacoma police used force to arrest and handcuff an innocent deaf woman after she called 911 for their help.

Instead of an apology, she ended up bloody and in jail for  early three days without an interpreter before a prosecutor declined to press charges.  

This whole incident is all sorts of fail and can easily be broken down as an officer was quick to resort to his taser without using his brain.  Then after screwing the pooch on that front they doubled down on stupid.

 State law on the employment of ASL interpreters for deaf suspects is clear. 

RCW 2.42.120 (4)requires law enforcement agencies conducting an investigation to “appoint and pay for a qualified interpreter throughout the investigation.”

RCW 2.42.120 (5) states “If a hearing impaired person is arrested for an alleged violation of a criminal law, the arresting officer or the officer’s supervisor shall, at the earliest possible time, procure and arrange payment for a qualified interpreter for any notification of rights, warning, interrogation, or taking of a statement. No employee of the law enforcement agency who has responsibilities other than interpreting may be appointed as a qualified interpreter.”

Basically these officers played the game of CYA and ended up violating more laws because of it.  There’s a reason the prosecutor didn’t file charges, no jury in the world would convict.  Further she probably saw the civil suit writing on the wall.  This ends up in the full count because of the following:

White said despite her repeated requests to police for a certified ASL interpreter, one was never provided.

The story is complex and the officers at the scene clearly had a different point of view.  KIRO 7 Investigators have tried to get their explanation for six weeks and while we’ve talked to Tacoma Police on the phone they would not respond to the allegations.  We’ve also sent them emails and left several messages. 

If Tacoma police want to explain their side of the story, we’ll have a follow-up. 

There is no doubt that the Tacoma Police will not be punishing the officers involved and will do nothing to mediate or resolve the situation they have created.  This is a textbook case of the state sponsoring its own criminals.

State Sponsored Criminal #380: Ryan Koskovich

#381: Michael Young

Because you immediately jump to the taser when you know there is a deaf woman involved.  Further, after finding out you tasered an innocent, you charge her with a crime and hold her against the law without an interpreter or informing your supervisor she’s deaf.  Because the police don’t have to follow the law, they are the law.

Police aren’t Always Needed

This whole incident was entirely preventable by one very simple action.  The neighbor who called police could have just asked him to stop.

Phil Ray Gage, 40, was arrested on a complaint of disturbing the peace after a neighbor called police to report him for mowing a lawn at 2529 NW 33 at 4:30 a.m., Oklahoma City police said.

Yeah, it’s a bit odd to mow in my neighborhood that early, but he’s been doing it for 10 years.  I can not fault the person mowing the law as  he was doing it when he had available time and was avoiding the oppressive heat that is Oklahoma.

Seriously, if you have problem with your neighbors, just talk to them.  It’s the neighborly thing to do.  You might find out that they’re actually really nice people.  Don’t use the police and the force of government when a simple, “Hey, can you wait till later, we’re trying to sleep inside and we can hear the mower really well.  Thanks.”

That said, a neighbor that calls the police on me for something like that will forever hate me.  If you run to the police instead of talking to me I wont ever give you the time of day ever again.  Which around here also means most likely you’re shoveling the 6 feet of snow out of your driveway by yourself.

There is no reason one neighbor can’t talk to another.  It’s why we have vocal cords, you don’t have to run to the nanny state every time you think your neighbor is a problem.  Instead communicate and you might discover that he’s more than reasonable, and more than that, he might offer to mow your lawn too.

SSCC #30-#33–Washington DC

This show of force by the DC Metro Capitol PD was nothing more than that.  It was done in front of parents and children specifically to instill fear of what could happen to them should they disobey.  Fear, they use fear to coerce people into behaving as they would like.

    ter·ror·ism

    noun /ˈterəˌrizəm/

    1. The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims

The government is force and every law they pass is done with the threat of force.  That force is now used to intimidate, harass, and stop children from partaking in free enterprise.  Not only that but the female officer on more than one occasion attempted to stop the documentation of the behavior of the police.  If you happen to find the names of the officers involved, please, post them in the comments.

It’s good to know that given the crime rate in DC the police have nothing better to do that to shut down someone selling lemonade.  Especially on Lemonade Freedom Day.

State Sponsored Criminal Count: +4 = 33

Because there is no greater crime than children selling lemonade in the capital of the “most free” country on earth.

SSCC #491-Ogden

But Hill opened his front door and was met with six men who he said were dressed in black, with no police identifiers that he saw. Three had assault rifles, Hill said; two were carrying tactical shotguns.

It’s worth noting that the home owner had to ask more than one before anyone on the other-side of the door identified themselves as police officers.  Then after he opened the door they promptly arrested him, and then they informed him his name was Derek and he was AWOL from the military… None of that information was correct.  The officers then refused to listen to the homeowner and then harrassed and intimidated his wife and children.

The money quote that put these guys on the count:

Melanie Hill said one of the officers made a comment about her husband coming to the door with a bat, saying that had it been a gun, the officers would have “blown you away.”

Because that is a lawful justification for the use of lethal force?  Merely being armed when answering a suspicious knock at the door by unresponsive people in the middle of the night is a reason to be shot?  Good to know.  Guess these guys went to the same training classes as officer roid-rage.

And remember folks, this was all over someone who was AWOL.  Not someone who is actually an immediate threat, but because they were AWOL.   This is your government and how they view the people.  Had they shot this man in cold blood, qualified immunity would protect them.  As far as I’m concerned, start shooting the bastards, period, end of discussion.  They can show up at the door and act reasonable or they can die.  Their job isn’t safe, that’s a given, but it shouldn’t be made safer by endangering those who are innocent.

Not to mention this classic line occurred as well:

Eric Hill said he received a phone call from police Chief Mike Ashment several days ago, explaining that the warrant was served at his house because it was the last known address of the man facing the arrest warrant.

The Hill family bought the house six months ago, Eric Hill said, but added that his neighbor told him the man police were looking for was the previous homeowner’s nephew, who had never lived at the home.

So in other-words they endangered the life of a family because they were too lazy to properly do their job.  In my world that’s negligence.

State Sponsored Criminal #491: John Doe

Because when you show up at someone’s house wearing all black with guns, you have a right to shoot the property owner for merely being armed.

SSCC #410 – Moulton

A Moulton police officer charged Thursday with torture and willful abuse of a child had resigned from the Decatur police force in 2010 after his estranged wife accused him of assaulting her and threatening her with a gun.

He should have been fired especially in light of the following that has recently occurred.

Breland, of 3050 Byler Road, Moulton, is charged with two counts of torture, willful abuse of a child, authorities said. The charge is a Class C felony punishable by 1-10 years in prison if convicted.

Breland, who has been with the Moulton Police Department for more than a year, has been on administrative leave with pay since Aug. 29.

Moulton Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter said he placed Breland on leave after the Morgan County Department of Human Resources reported allegations involving an 8-year-old girl and that an investigation had been launched.

That’s right folks, he screwed up, was able to resign instead of being fired.  As a FYI though this isn’t just a case of someone disliking the way he disciplined his children either.

Reports indicate the child was beaten so severely she had to be taken to the hospital. Medical personnel there contacted DHR.

Why he hasn’t been fired who knows.  I find it interesting though most private companies will fire you if you step in something this bad.  Those charged with enforcing the law though get a free pass for violating the law.

Most disturbing was there was a history that certainly should have put him in the no longer eligible for law enforcement pool.

Imagine that, a monster that has a history.  Is it really that hard to spot these monsters or is it that we just wont do what we need to stop them?

State Sponsored Criminal #410: Mitchell Harris Breland

Because when you have a case of domestic abuse, let him go to another department and become someone else’s problem.

SSCC Honorable Mention–NYPD

Via Ry comes this wonderful doozey.

A 26-year veteran police sergeant was arrested Friday morning by the New York Police Department on charges accusing him of committing computer crimes dangerous to minors, city police said.

Sgt. Patrick Rosney, 53, was arrested Friday morning when he arrived for work at police headquarters. He was handcuffed while in uniform.

It appears in this case he is not being given any quarter and this has earmarks of moving into the Accountabilibuddyable realm.  As he was only suspended, at least without pay, I’m not quite ready to stack it in that realm.  It does have the certain possibility of making it though.

Given the previous incidents involving cops and children on the count, this is still an honorable mention.

State Sponsored Criminal Honorable Mention: Patrick Rosney

Because the best part of being a cop is all the little girls trust you.  That is except the guy that on the other end of the conversation who’s also a cop.

*As I said, some times I’ll do them on the weekend when it really pisses me off.

SSCC #127 – Denver PD

The anti-rights cultists keep telling us that law abiding citizens should be allowed to carry firearms because they will assault people over simple disagreements.

A Denver police officer pleaded no contest this morning in Erie Municipal Court to disorderly conduct in connection with a June incident at the Colorado National Golf Club in which the off-duty officer was accused of punching a man in the face. 

According to Erie police, Carlile and a friend were watching a Colorado Rockies game on TV in the clubhouse bar when two other men, both Erie residents, picked up the remote and changed the channel to a college championship baseball game. 

[Sarcasm]And that children is why only police officers should be allowed to carry firearms into bars and civilians should be disarmed.[/Sarcasm]   

The good news is though he has a 1-year deferred judgment, a $750 fine, and was suspended.  Wait, what!?  For assaulting a man over a TV channel he wasn’t fired, he wasn’t put in jail, but was just given a simple fine.

In this instance I’m glad this walking jock strap of a dolt left his piece at home.  This is however, a perfect example of how police are not some how rendered magically impervious to the being human.

I support bar carry because I don’t drink in bars, and I know I’m not alone.  I go with friends, usually I am the DD, and in my circle the DS as well.  I drink but only really at home or in private.  Further many restaurants that serve alcohol end up off limits due to the asinine law.  I don’t like drinking in public because it renders me to Condition White.  It is illegal to carry and drink, I fail to see why there’s an extra line since all it does is cause issues for the law abiding, especially those who are being responsible and taking care of their friends.

State Sponsored Criminal Count: 127 – Kevin Carlile

Because if you’re watching TV and someone changes the channel, the proper response is to physically beat them.  Establish your dominance as the alpha male!

SSCC #19–Jefferson County Co. Sherriff

Upon arriving home at about 1:40 p.m., she found the animal control officers being unreasonable and milling about on her property — without a search warrant.

This incident has so many different abuses by the police that it is difficult to accurately list them all.  Every last argument used against the owner of the property was full of ignorance.  What shines a light on this whole scenario is the following statement:

The “salt in the wound” that the situation had become was the fact that the sheriff’s office officials were accompanied by volunteers from the local branch of the House Rabbit Society — a nationwide group comprised of people who, according to Bell, think rabbits need to be raised like small children.

When Bell told one of the four sheriff’s deputies on scene that she wasn’t comfortable with House Rabbit Society members being on her property, she said the deputy looked her in the eye and said, “It is what it is.”

Umm, the civilians had absolutely no authority to be on the property, and the property owner had every right to request their removal, warrant or not.  Here’s a quick list of issues, most of which were created by the actions of law enforcement or law enforcement was ignorant of the actual law.

  • Claimed improper zoning, when in fact the property is zoned for agriculture.
  • A dead rabbit was automatically cause for concern, with no regard for cause or time of death.
  • Officers disconnected the cooling system raising the temperature in the barn.
  • They disconnected the water system for the rabbits.

The last two actions by law enforcement provided the grounds for the abuse charge, of which I believe the warrant was based.  While waiting for the warrant police continued to attempt to trick her and extort her into surrendering her animals.  What was most telling was the abuse the animals received at the hands of the “professionals”.

For instance, 10-day-old babies “still in a nest box with their mommy” were wrapped in a towel and placed inside a cat crate and stood their mother on top of them.

“I looked at ‘em and I said, ‘You just issued a death sentence for those babies,’” Bell said, explaining that the mother would stomp the babies.

In response, the sheriff’s office employee said, “That’s their mom. Why would she do that?”

Because they’re rabbits,” Bell replied.

The mother in a confined space wont be able to tell that those are her babies, instinct for survival is going to take over.  This also ignores the fact that the rabbits were relocated to a non air conditioned area, and left to live in their own feces and urine.

Sadly this is not the first story I have heard of animal rights activists lying and manipulating law enforcement for their own political game.  I had to fight to help a non-profit horse rescue fight charges of neglect, made by the owner of an animal whose horse was seized.  Seriously, the owner didn’t take care of her horse, had neither the facilities or money, and someone saw that it was extremely malnourished, lack of facilities, and called the police.  Charges were filed against her and the horse was seized.  She was found guilty and lost the horse permanently, she was even banned from ever owning horses again, however the hell that works.

The rescue while working to rehabilitate the horse, had a visit from the state vet regarding complaints of abuse and malnourishment.  She had spread a rumor online that the owner had killed the horse.  They seized all of his computers, cameras, and other office equipment he needed for day to day operations.  This was done because they could not find any physical evidence of abuse and the claim  was made that he was hiding it.  Some of the claims also included mass graves for horses and the like.  Much of the complaints was that the malnourished horses weren’t gaining their weight back overnight.  Instead of just getting them fat, he was properly rebuilding their muscle, fat, and digestive system as you would a human.  I have helped rescue a couple horses beginning to end, it takes time but the results are outstanding.  Not only that but the horse knows what you’ve done believe it or not and they love you for it. 

The whole issue damn near put him under and resulted in expenses that went to a bull crap legal fight than actually helping the horses.  It was private donations that kept him afloat since they took his computers in the middle of the grant filing season.  The individuals also damaged farm equipment and were vandalizing property, including the horses to make it appear to be his fault.  Two men were caught trying to sneak into the barn in the middle of the night.  One of the horses had been injured the previous night and required treatment every 4 hours so the owner was staying in the barn.  He surprised both of them and they ran off*.  He reported it and stated them as the probable cause of injury to the horse as well.  Thankfully in the case of this rescue, most of the officers knew the owner, it was very civil, the state vet was on hand during the whole event, and after it was over they told the complaining party to shut up.

The bottom line is groups like PETA, House Rabbit Society, and others file false claims that do nothing more than ruin law abiding citizens.  The use law enforcement to strip the law abiding of the rights.  The only harm that came to those animals were from the House Rabbit Society and law enforcement.  These laws are there to protect animals, but are too easily abused against the law abiding.  As I have had to explain lately, that guilty people sometimes going free isn’t a bug, it’s a feature to protect the law abiding.

State Sponsored Criminal Count: 19

Because the job of the police is to violate the rights of citizens based on their ignorance and then commit the very crimes they were supposedly ending.

H/T Alan.

*I found out about this just after the case was finally dismissed.  After which they stopped coming around.  When he first told me about it my response was, “I’ll bring my cot, AR, NVGs and stand watch in the barn till this is over.”  Then he told me they had since stopped, I was kind of disappointed and happy at the same time.  I kind of wanted to cause one of those little pricks to piss their pants for totaling the engine in the deuce and a half, by adding a seize agent to the oil.