No I’m not quitting or giving up blogging. I just have a lot going on in meat space currently that I’m pushing blogging off to the side. There are a few who know what’s been going on for me this year and over the past month and a half some stuff has really come to a head.
So, while I’ve been trying to keep up on the State Sponsored Criminals I’ll probably be taking a break from that too. Every time I sit down to write up a scheduled set something interrupts me. Eventually there will be a couple posts outlining WTF is going on. One is actually already written but will not be going up until the ball actually starts down the hill. There’s another post awaiting final confirmation before I can write it. Suffice it to say this has been a stressful year thus far.
I’ll still be around, I’ll still post comments from time to time, and once things settle down again I’ll start blogging again. If you see something you think would interest me, hit up the contact page or bump me a note a twitter.
James Spinks, then 60, was injured when a deputy repeatedly kneed him in the side after knocking him to the platform floor at the Rosa Parks/Willowbrook train station, attorney Thomas E. Beck said. Witnesses loudly complained that deputies were beating an "old man," and one captured the encounter on a cellphone camera, Beck said.
The jury made the decision and found against the police officers. What bugs me is they don’t state what the reason for the initial contact by police officers was for.
I think the most telling part is this:
"We still stand behind our deputies," he said. "Just because this verdict has come in doesn’t mean this is over."
Yup, just like they stand behind officers shooting at a couple ladies delivering papers for no reason.
State Sponsored Criminal: Mark Collins and Ermina McKelvy
Because when you’re a cop you can detain people without cause or warrant and beat them if they refuse.
A San Marcos police corporal is in custody after police say he injured a woman while illegally arresting her in late May, causing her to lose at least two teeth and suffer a concussion.
Cpl. James Angelo Palermo, 40, was booked at the Hays County jail on a charge of aggravated assault by a public servant, a first-degree felony. Jail records show bail was not set as of Tuesday evening.
Go read the story on that one. The reason he assaulted that poor girl was because she was walking on the sidewalk past a traffic stop near a business. But it gets better, you see this department has come up before. Not only that but I stumbled across a second current incident!
A San Marcos police officer was arrested Wednesday morning after he turned himself in on two arrest warrants for obtaining controlled substances by fraud.
Officer David Amerson surrendered at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center shortly before 6 a.m. and was released about 9 a.m. His bail was set at $10,000. The charges stem from an investigation by the Hays County Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety.
Now everyone is innocent until proven guilty and the law is there to protect the innocent so sometimes the guilty may go free. That said that is with regards to the state incarcerating someone and depriving them of their rights. In this case the officers are on administrative leave, and we know if it looks like they are about to really get burned they will just resign and go work some place else doing the same job.
Here’s what bugs me more than anything, it is yet another data point in my theory that departments as a whole are encouraging this type of behavior and it isn’t just a “lone wolf” issue. We are seeing many repeat incidents at the same departments, largely stemming from the fact that they don’t cut the fat until it becomes a serious liability. Even then they don’t cut the fat in a way to terminate it, they just allow it to become someone else’s problem.
State Sponsored Criminal: James Angelo Palermo
State Sponsored Criminal: David Amerson
Because accountability serves no purpose within the police force to discourage bad conduct.
I’ve been reading RedTeams.net for a while and they have a list of rules. They did some elaborating on the original 12.
RULE 1: ALWAYS HAVE AN ESCAPE PLAN
You know all your plans will fail. There is no doubt about it. So, always have a way out. This applies also to projects, operations, and everything you do. Always know where the exits are, always know what to do in an emergency and be prepared for that. This is so important that it’s the 1st rule.
It currently goes something like:
- Always have a plan.
- Always have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won’t work.
- Always have an escape plan because all the rest of the plans will fail.
Right there with PACE: Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency.
Every other rule on that list I consider equally important, and a decent majority apply to life outside of being on a “Red Team”.
Officer Norman Morton seen in video recorded at the Corpus Christi City Detention Center was handed a two week suspension for using excessive force on a prisoner already in handcuffs and lying to internal affairs about what happened.
We learned this week that Morton retired, effective last Friday. However, the department isn’t saying what led to his retirement or whether there were any other active internal affairs investigations going on.
Here’s the video:
Think about that for a second… Beat a handcuffed man, then lied about it, and then goes into retirement. The fact that last year 22 officers were disciplined internally last year. As I’ve said before rarely does a single incident stand alone but usually is indicative of a systemic problem.
State Sponsored Criminal: Norman Morton
Because when you assault a man without actual cause, don’t worry about your job we’ll make sure you make retirement.
So apparently some people feel that calling someone an asshole for doing/saying something you find offensive and reprehensible some how attacks their right to free speech.
Can someone please give me a guide I can use to determine when I can voice my opinion and when I can’t because my exercise of free speech some how detracts from theirs?
Barron Barnett – Facebook Status
July 18th, 2013
[The thread where this went down has pretty much been deep sixed by the other party. He cared so little he took the time to block me. Good thing I have mutual friends to make sure that it never disappears.
Just as a side note, I don’t normally act in a civil manner when I demand something. Please and thank you go right out the window when one makes a “demand”. I was merely asking him to name a victim to prove that he actually could name one, if he didn’t want to then fine, that’s his business.
But overall this has been something that has really started to piss me off as of late. If I voice my displeasure at X for something they said or did that is covered by “Free Speech” I am all the sudden trampling on their free speech by exercising my right to free speech.
So OldNFO sent me a SSCC candidate but this one’s from across the pond. I don’t normally do them from out of the country but given the serious nature of this case the the prevalence of gun control in “Formerly” Great Britain I figured go ahead and include this one.
A forensic science graduate says her life was made a misery after she was allegedly harassed by police following a split from her PC boyfriend.
Katie Bowman, who has never been convicted of a crime, claims police interest in her – which saw her stopped 70 times for suspected offences ranging from drink-driving to assault – meant she could ‘barely leave the house’.
The 24-year-old alleges she was targeted over 28 months by Thames Valley Police officers from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after splitting from Alexander Ash.
Go read the whole story. It’s obvious that the a member of the state is using his position to retaliate against her. The worst part is, she has no way to defend herself.
State Sponsored Criminal: Thames Valley Police
Because when you’re girlfriend breaks up with you, make her life a living hell that way she’ll regret every minute of it.