Liberty In Peril

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Decay In Law Enforcement 10          From 8-19-16 And Continuing  ©2016 All Rights Reserved

11-11-16

Again and as always, when a cop does something heroic and/or of extraordinary benefit to the community, it always leads in this publication.  Always.  This example is quite different than any previously presented in this spot.  Is quite encouraging since at least some in the law enforcement community are finally showing some responsiveness to desperately needed change.  NBC News reports:

"Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States."

Who better to know?  Understand what transgenders endure?

"Transitioning has made me understand the fears of other communities that I did not have as white male," said Hawkins, 43, noting a difference in the way she is treated when off duty and away from her relatively tolerant city of Washington.  "I don't feel as safe as I used to. It was never an issue before."

Not only does the law enforcement community gain with employment of a transgender officer, so does the public.  Courage is not the absence of fear.  It is acting despite and in spite of it.  Breathtaking, however, to see an officer openly express vulnerability under any circumstances.

"Hawkins became head of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) liaison unit a year after her transition, at a time when transgender women, especially blacks and Latinas, are being assaulted and murdered at an alarming rate in America.  At least 22 transgender people have been killed so far this year, matching the previous recorded high in all of 2015, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). Eighteen of those killed this year have been black or Latina, up from 13 in all of last year."

This is precisely why a transgender officer is such a valuable asset to the community.  As well as to her colleagues.


11-11-16

Back in September, two armed intruders got far more than expected.  The Washington Post reports:

"Authorities in Georgia are searching for two suspects in a home invasion in which a woman opened fire on armed intruders — swapping gunfire with them, then fatally shooting a third suspect in self-defense, police said."

You go girl!

“She has every right to defend herself,” Gwinnett County Police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera told The Washington Post in an email. “She is to be commended for not only saving her life, but also the life of her roommate.”

Indeed.


11-11-16

Clearly, some in our country have lost their minds.  CBS News reports:

"Philadelphia police say they’ve arrested four teens on assault charges in flash mob attacks around Temple University in which college students were beaten, an officer was knocked down and a police horse was punched in the face."

Rampant insanity.


11-11-16

Opioid addiction is complicated by Chinese sale of these drugs online to anyone.  CBS News reports:

"It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when reports of carfentanil overdoses began to surface in the U.S., the substance was best known for knocking out moose and elephants -- or as a chemical weapon."

Yet, idiots buy this crap.

"Despite the dangers, Chinese vendors offer to sell carfentanil openly online, for worldwide export, no questions asked, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP identified 12 Chinese businesses that said they would export carfentanil to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia for as little as $2,750 a kilogram."

These drugs are far more powerful and deadly than heroin.  They easily, quickly kill.  Yet, idiots continue to buy them, -- and die.  Darwinian natural selection at work.


11-11-16

There seems to be no end to aggressive stupidity.  -- Crap, law enforcement should never have to deal with.  CBS News reports:

"Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie."

Unbelievable, isn't it?  Why would she do something like this?  Worse?  Admit it to an officer?  She was drunk.

"Miranda Kay Rader posted $200 bond after she was charged with drunken driving and possessing alcohol as a minor."

Quite a way to get started in life for such a young person.  Especially, under current circumstances where there is zero-tolerance for driving under the influence.  Also, scientists now say the human brain isn't fully developed until the age of 25.  Alcohol consumption does damage, particularly to the un-fully-developed brain.

"A police report says an officer was checking a reported disturbance when he heard brakes squeal and an SUV slam into the patrol car behind him. Rader told the officer she was taking a topless selfie of herself to Snapchat to her boyfriend."

Amazing, isn't it?  Sad, as well.  This will follow her the rest of her life.  May even affect her ability to secure a good job after graduation.  All for what?  Insult to injury?  An open bottle of wine was found in her vehicle.  Could have been worse.  Far worse.  She could have killed herself, the officer, or someone else.


11-11-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Thirty weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Thirty weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Thirty weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election?  If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


11-11-16

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


11-11-16

The criminal Wells Fargo saga continues.  NBC News reports:

"Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a racketeering lawsuit accusing it of overcharging hundreds of thousands of homeowners for appraisals ordered after they defaulted on their mortgage loans."

Why has no one been criminally prosecuted?  Why have the criminal bastards been afforded special treatment?  Allowed to skate?

"The proposed settlement, which requires court approval, was disclosed in a filing on Friday in an Oakland, California federal court. If approved, it will resolve nationwide claims that Wells Fargo charged much more than it paid for third-party appraisals, exploiting borrowers who could least afford it and driving them further into default."

Again, the criminal bastards enjoy special treatment.  Bounce a check?  Don't make good on it?  Guess what?  You go to jail.  Why doesn't the very same standard apply to the corporate management suite?


11-11-16

Think law enforcement doesn't desperately need to be cleaned up?  Not just bottom-up, but top-down?  Wake up.  You're out of touch.  ABC News reports:

"A suburban New York police chief who orchestrated a department cover-up after beating a handcuffed man for stealing embarrassing items from his SUV has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. Federal prosecutors have indicated other charges may be looming for accomplices who helped cover up the crime."

You clueless Republican national socialists out there don't believe a police chief would do something like this?  Think it bullshit?

"Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke apologized to his victim, the judge, his family and residents of his Long Island community before being sentenced to 46 months Wednesday by a federal judge."

Not good enough.  Nowhere near.

"U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Wexler said Burke's crimes went beyond the beating and affected the entire 2,000-member police department."

Indeed, they did.  Did great damage to law enforcement and its credibility, trustworthiness in the community it allegedly serves.  Precisely, why the bastard should have been held to a much higher standard than he was.  Statutes need to be changed.


11-11-16

Too many 'judges' have their heads lodged so far up their ass, their eyeballs have turned inside out.  Somehow, perversely 'think' the ends justify the means.  The following example is particularly egregious.  The Washington Post reports:

"Edwin Sobony II had had enough."

Think that excuses taking the law into his own hands?

"It was December 2015 and Sobony’s wife was on heroin, which she got from her cousin, according to the Columbus Dispatch."

The problem centered in his wife and her addiction.  Not the dealer.  The dealer is a law enforcement issue.   He didn't seem to understand this.

"Sobony had asked the cousin, Larry Jewell, to stay away from their home. But that day in December, Jewell came by, and Sobony picked up an aluminum baseball bat and began to beat him."

Think the ends justify the means?  Think so?  In a country that supposedly believes in the rule of law, adherence to the United States Constitution?

"Jewell was hospitalized with skull fractures after the incident. In September, Sobony, a mail carrier, was convicted of felonious assault."

You think?  He could have killed him.  Been judge, jury, and executioner.  Think this The American Way?  A good thing?  Behavior to be emulated?

"Now, Sobony has received his sentence for the conviction: Two years of probation."

How about that?  Nazi justice in a goddamned fascist police-state.

"The judge, according to the Dispatch, noted the community’s support for the defendant during the sentencing hearing."

This sad excuse for a jurist allowed the community to influence his better judgment, more accurately, lack thereof.  Think not?  Patience.  More to come on precisely why this decision is so remarkably f--ked up.

“I’m not supporting what Mr. Sobony did,” Judge Charles Schneider said. “Vigilante justice is not supported by the court. But the people in this community have just had it.”

That is precisely what you've done, 'Judge.'  Supported a vigilante.  Succumbed to the will of the mob mentality in your community. You've disgraced yourself, the bench, and ultimately, the public good.  What happens when a son of a bitch wrongfully accuses someone innocent of a crime and then kills him or her in false righteous indignation?  Think it won't happen?  Hasn't already happened?  Wake up.  You need to resign.  Are not fit to sit in judgment of anyone.  You remain an exigent threat to all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.


11-11-16

There are police officers throughout the country not qualified to wear the uniform.  Think not? Wake up.  CBS News reports:

"Two Los Angeles police officers have been fired over the way they responded to an initial call about a woman’s screams at an apartment where a UCLA student was later found dead last year, CBS Los Angeles reports."

They did nothing.  Did not appropriately respond to an exigent violent situation involving a woman screaming.

"Veteran officers Rhoadell Sudduth and Alisha Williams were let go.  According to documents obtained by CNN, the officers did not knock on the door or go inside the apartment where a woman was reportedly screaming."

Police are authorized by law to enter any building without a warrant if they have indication violence is occurring.  Rightfully, so.

"The same apartment was set on fire 30 minutes after the officers left on Sept. 21, 2015.  UCLA student Andrea DelVesco’s charred body was found inside. Two college students have been arrested for her murder and have pleaded not guilty."

Had these officers acted, they might have saved her life.


11-11-16

Usually, women make far better police officers than men.  Testosterone doesn't get in the way with performance of their duties as it does with way too many men.  Especially, those on steroids.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  Then again, some people, including  women, are simply not fit to be officers.  One in question accidentally shot her daughter.  CBS News reports:

"An off-duty Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been fired after she accidentally shot her 11-year-old daughter while she was reportedly showing off her service weapon at a Halloween party."

Aggressive stupidity runs rampant in both genders.  Frequently, knows no bounds.

"Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter confirmed that Misty Michelle Flowers was fired on Monday.  Carpenter said in a news release that Flowers was negligent while showing the handgun to friends Saturday night at her house. Neighbors tell CBS affiliate WBTV she had been hosting a Halloween party attended by children at the time of the incident. Police say the gun discharged accidentally and the bullet went through a wall and struck her daughter in the abdomen in the next room."

A male cop on steroids could be expected to do something so goddamned stupid.  Not a woman, however.  Yet, there always is an exception to the rule.  Always.

"The girl was airlifted to a medical center, underwent surgery and is expected to recover."

She could have killed her own kid.  Imagine having had to live with that.

"Carpenter says Flowers’ firing came independent of a State Bureau of Investigation probe currently underway regarding the shooting.  The Sheriff’s Office policy says firearms are expected to be locked away when they are at a deputy’s home."

You think?  Would make sense, wouldn't it?  Women usually have far better judgment when it comes to safety.  Not so, this time.  Thankfully, the girl survived the stupidity of her mother.


11-11-16

There some truly mentally ill officers out there.  Fortunately, fellow officers are bringing them to the attention of superiors.  The following is appalling.  Fox News reports:

"A police officer in San Antonio has been fired after boasting to his partner that he gave a homeless person a fecal sandwich, according to reports Friday.  Fox 29 San Antonio identified the officer as Matthew Luckhurst."

There is far more to this story than this.

"San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told the station Luckhurst took two bread slices, put feces between them and put the sandwich in a Styrofoam container."

You have to be one sick puppy to do something like this.  Beyond the pale.

"McManus said Luckhurst told his partner what he did and that the partner told him to retrieve the container which he did, according to the station.  McManus said Luckhurst’s actions disgusted other officers and the story reached the department’s chain of command."

As well it should.  Hat's off to the officers responsible for doing the right thing.

"Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement on the termination.  “Firing this officer was the right thing to do,” he said. “His actions were a betrayal of every value we have in our community, and he is not representative of our great police force.”


11-11-16

No question law enforcement has a long, long, long way to go vis a vis mental health issues.  The following is an egregious case in point.  The Statesman reports:

"Relatives of a distraught man who was shot dead by police after officers were dispatched to his address against the man's wishes are suing the city of Austin."

As well they should.  The criminal jackbooted bastards in blue were well aware of this guy's mental issues.  Yet, displayed a shoot first, ask questions later mentality.

"The family of 25-year-old Richard "Brick" Munroe is also suing police Chief Art Acevedo and the three officers who responded to the scene."

Their glaring lack of professionalism and failure of supervisory personnel to rein in this behavior are stunning.  An exigent threat to the public they supposedly, allegedly serve.

"A grand jury decided in June that the officers--John Nelson, Matthew Murphy and Stephen Johnson--would not face criminal charges."

Readers should understand this is par for the course.  'Prosecutors' seldom indict criminal officers for one simple reason.  They work with these bastards and their colleagues on a daily basis.  Won't risk toppling the apple cart.  Precisely, why there is such desperate need for a new federal agency whose only function would be to criminally prosecute officers who break the law.  Totally independent investigators, prosecutors, judges, etc. who would have no ties to the criminal bastards prosecuted.

Readers should also understand the district attorney enjoys carte blanche vis a vis not only grand juror selection, but the entire charade.  ... Right, "Sonny Boy?"  Precisely, why his disgraced predecessor was successful in loading the Llano County Grand Jury with a 'who's who' of the movers and shakers of this hell hole County decades earlier during the Tina Wisdom jail rape 'investigation.'  ... Right, Sam?

The fix is always in.  The bastards are always protected no matter what they do or don't do.  The Sheriff at the time of the jail rape was Nathan Garrett.  The District Attorney was ole Sam "The Sham" Oatman.  Oatman is a descendent of one of the founding families of Llano County.  Nathan was a grader operator for the County until his predecessor, Sheriff Gale Ligon, invited him to join the Sheriff's Office as a deputy.

Years ago, this writer published many of the jail rape depositions in the Tina Wisdom jail rape lawsuit.  They remain posted elsewhere in this publication.  They include depositions of the principals involved in this fiasco.  Illustrate how things truly work in this hell hole County.  -- Where nothing is usually what it appears to be at first glance.  ... Right, Bill?  Nathan?  "Sonny Boy?"  Sam?  Madam County Attorney?

Returning to the APD issue:

"On July 5, 2015, Munroe called 911 saying he was depressed.  The 911 recordings show he asked a dispatcher if she could track his address, and she said she could not pinpoint his exact location.  Officers later showed up, and they shot and killed him when he pointed a BB gun at them."

The jackbooted bastards knew precisely what they were facing.  Knew they had a mental health issue before them.  Could have backed off.  Waited for backup as well as a mental health team trained to deal with these problems.  For you fascist idiots out there, think this bullshit?  Wake up:

"The 911 operator knew Brick had sought help and that he had been hospitalized for his mental illness," Munroe's parents wrote in the lawsuit.  "She conveyed these details to the officers responding to the call.  Armed with this information, it is incomprehensible why police officers, supposedly trained in crisis intervention by the Austin Police Department, would address the situation the way Officers Nelson, Murphy, and Johnson did."

You think?  For you clueless 'law and order' Republican idiots, can't, won't be confused with the truth?


11-11-16

The reasons why the above happens over and over and over again all across our formerly great country are essentially three-fold.  First, too many officers lack judgment.  Second, their superiors don't properly supervise them.  Third, refuse to investigate and prosecute their own when caught engaging in criminal activity.

The latest attempt by law enforcement brass to avoid police accountability by claiming their jackbooted thugs are doing what they're trained to do is disingenuous bullshit.  The prime directive of this training boils down to shoot first, ask questions later.  The mentality is better to deal with a prosecutor and a judge who are in your pocket anyway after the bad shoot, than risk getting hurt or killed.

This is cowardice.  Abject gutlessness.  Precisely, why so many innocent unarmed people are murdered each year by the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  This mentality must change.  Otherwise, the alternative will be the unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon.

The problem is also top-down as well as bottom-up.  Think not?  Wake upThe Statesman reports:

"Two Austin police supervisors have been suspended and demoted as part of the fallout from an incident this year in which an activist caught on video an officer pepper-spraying a handcuffed man."

Remember the incident?  It was covered in this publication and elsewhere.

"The suspensions and demotions of Lt. Allen Hicks and Sgt. Scott Stanfield--who both worked in the chain of command of the officer seen pepper-spraying the restrained man--are illustrative of Police Chief Art Acevedo's renewed vigor to hold supervisors accountable for what he deems a lax review of police use-of-force encounters and a failure to hold subordinates accountable in some instances."

This happens all the time, Chief.  All over the country.  Including right here in Nazi Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL? "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

"Internal investigations of Hicks and Stanfield began after an activist from the police-watching group Peaceful Streets Project recorded an officer using pepper spray on a man while he was restrained in a police van during this year's South by Southwest Music Festival."

This is precisely what's desperately needed here in Llano County.  To hold these criminal jackbooted thugs accountable for their crimes.  Egregious abuse of the public, including the shakedowns.  ... Right, Sheriff?  If you can safely video officers engaging in criminal activity, it would provide useful evidence in ensuing lawsuits brought against the thugs, their handlers, and the County.

If the Austin Police Chief was truly serious about ending the egregious lack of proper supervision, he would have fired the two supervisors.  Then again, with civil service rules, regulations, and police unions, this could very well be nearly impossible.


11-11-16

Amazing how law enforcement seems to have deliberately dropped to the lowest common denominator.  ABC News reports:

"Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, have released a video from an incident this summer when a black man was bitten by a K9 and kicked by a police officer."

No video can ever show the truly horrendous impact to the life and health of the innocent criminally assaulted by the jackbooted bastards in blue.

"The victim, 52-year-old Frank Baker, suffered bites to his leg, multiple broken ribs and collapsed lungs, his attorney Robert Bennett told The Associated Press. Bennett said Baker was hospitalized for a couple weeks for the injuries.  The incident captured on police video happened June 24 after officers responded to calls about a fight, St. Paul police said."

As horrendous as the unjustified violence was, it could have been worse.  The bastards could have executed the guy.

"The responding officers were told one person had a gun and they found a man who they believed matched the description of the person with a gun, police said. When an officer told the man to put his hands in the air, the man raised one hand, police said. The officer repeated the command but the man was slow to respond, police said."

Biggest mistake?  The guy failed to realize you have to jump for the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Whether or not you're armed.  The question to be asked is what's next?  Will these pieces of shit demand you literally kiss their asses?  The bastards then let loose the dog.

"An officer released a K9 to apprehend the man, and the dog made contact with the person who then fell to ground, police said."

Nothing quite like nazi jackbooted justice, is there?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"Police said officers told the man to keep his hands visible, but when he did not one officer kicked the man in the ribs three times."

More goddamned jackbooted nazi justice in a fascist police-state.

... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  -- Got to jump for the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue, do they?  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  Otherwise the criminal bastards in uniform enjoy carte blanche to abuse, maim, murder?

... Hey, TL? Wake upDidn't do what he was ordered to do?  Truly believe it?  Because the criminal jackbooted bastards lie, gutlessly tell you it's so?  Therefore, justifies the beating in the eyes of clueless GOP 'law and order' fascists, national socialists, nazis, does it?  Achingly, cluelessly believe it despite evidence to the contrary?  That jaded?  Uninformed?

Also, cluelessly believe what the jackbooted bastards tell you whether or not it's true despite the facts in egregious example after example after example over and over and over again in our formerly great country?  No more than self-serving lies, abject bullshit offered lamely in defense of the indefensible.  Anything to cover their sorry, criminal asses.

While they get their cookies off abusing power.  Won't be confused with this truth no matter the circumstances, TL?  Anything goes vis vis the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue?  How?  By Divine Right?  That the kind of country guys like you truly wish to live in?  A goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.

"The man was handcuffed, the K9 taken off him and paramedics were called, police said."

Considerate of the jackbooted pieces of shit, isn't it?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"No gun was found, police said."

How about that?  Who'd 'a 'thunk' it?  No weapon found.  Nazi justice in a fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.  Don't move fast enough for the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue?  The pieces of shit take it as carte blanche to call on the dogs, beat the shit out of their victims.  Now, The American Way.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

Not all supervisors in law enforcement, however, accept at face value this criminal bullshit perpetrated by their jackbooted goons.  As they do here in Nazi Llano County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"I'm disappointed and upset by what the video shows," Police Chief Todd Axtell said at a press conference this afternoon when the video was released. "The content of this video does not reflect the way we strive to do our job, day in and day out."

Hopefully, not.  Not so here in Nazi Llano County, however.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"He added that he released the video "because it's the right thing to do."

Indeed, it is.  Not so here in Nazi Llano County, however.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  The pieces of jackbooted shit here won't even release the identities of the officers who pulled the trigger back in April, killing Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin.   They're covering their cowardly, achingly gutless asses.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"The chief said every incident involving use of force by an officer is reviewed by the police department and that the officer involved who had the interaction with Baker was suspended for 30 days, more than what was required."

How about that?  A whole thirty days.  Why weren't the jackbooted pieces of shit arrested, fired?  Their victim will live with the medical consequences of the unjustified needless beating for years after the fact.

"Representatives for the St. Paul's police union defended the officers involved, saying Baker had matched the description given to officers that day of a man with a gun and that he "ignored numerous commands to put his hands in the air ... he refused to comply."

Is that right?  Know that for a fact?  If true, justifies use of an attack dog?  Kicks to the side of an unarmed man by the piece of shit who has no business wearing the uniform?  Has disgraced himself, the Department, and the community?  The union is defending a criminal jackbooted bastard in blue.  Who'd 'a 'thunk' it, no?

"St. Paul Police Federation representatives also said the responding officers had "legitimate and reasonable fear" that the man had a weapon, adding that the incident happened in a dangerous area."

More goddamned excuse making for the inexcusable.  Unadulterated bullshit.  Condoning the behavior of criminally violent jackbooted thugs in uniform.  These pieces of shit enjoy living in a goddamned fascist police-state.  Abusing power to get their cookies off.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"The police union representatives said the officers helped the man afterward by making sure he was comfortable, getting him water and calling medics, but that this is not shown on the video."

Mighty considerate of the criminal jackbooted pieces of shit, isn't it?  Sick an attack dog on him, kick the living shit out of an unarmed innocent man, then provide him water and care?  Give me a f--king break.  Do the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue truly think the public's that stupid?

"The two officers involved are both "exemplary officers with clean records" who have strong reputations, morals and work history, the federation representatives said."

Their criminal behavior in assaulting this man scream otherwise.  Police unions clearly don't live in the same universe as the rest of us.  Day is night, night is day, and shit smells perversely sweet in the f--ked up world of these clueless assholes.  All, ass backwards.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"Axtell said he met with Baker while he was in the hospital and assured him that a full review was being conducted. The police chief said he met with the victim again today in his office and offered an apology on behalf of the department."

What will that wind up being, Chief?  A whitewash?  The officers involved haven't been arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned, have they?  No justice.  Time for a lawsuit.

"As a result of this incident we have increased our training for officers," Axtell said. "When we don't get things right we have to own it ... and we have to apologize."

More bullshit.  Goddamned empty lip service.  Not a problem of training.  It's an issue of no judgment, no moral scruples on the part of the perpetrators involved in the atrocity.  Pieces of shit who have no business wearing a uniform, sporting a badge, and a gun.  Unfit.  Next time, what will they do, Chief?  Murder an innocent man in cold blood?


11-4-16

Again and as always when a cop does something heroic and/or of extraordinary benefit to the community, it always leads here.  Always.  Sometimes, however police need a little help from the public.  Heartwarming to see there are courageous people willing to come to the aid of someone in danger of losing his or her life. The Washington Post reports:

"By the time the woman reached the men who were unloading furniture in an alley, she was frantic."

Imagine what it must be like to know someone is in hot pursuit, -- to kill you.

"She had appeared from the back of a dental office on Chicago’s Near West Side on Thursday morning, the three men told DNAinfo Chicago.  Somewhere inside the office, a man with a gun was hunting for her, DNAinfo reported."

Her terror?  Off the charts.

“The girl came running up to us,” Josh Lara, one of the furniture movers, told the news outlet. “She, was yelling, ‘Let me get your phone! Let me get your phone!’  “She said, ‘Someone’s shooting!’ ”  That someone would turn out to be the woman’s ex-boyfriend."

These movers stood tall.

"Police later identified the man as Clint Engle, 40, of Plainfield, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times."

Ever wonder how someone could kill someone they formerly loved?  What drives that level of insanity?

“She knew she was being looked for, the way she was hiding,” Mike Zaininger, another one of the movers, told DNAinfo. “Our immediate reaction was, ‘Get in the truck.’ ”

They could have gutlessly looked the other way.  Ignored her plight.  Did not.  Stood tall.  Saved her life.

"Later, Lara told the station, they learned that the gunman had entered the alley looking for her."

No question, they did the right thing.  Rose to the occasion.

“The cop pulled up next to us and said ‘Hey, you are the ones that saved her life,'” Cody Grant, one of the movers, told WLS. “That was the girl he was looking for. He didn’t find her, so he took his own life.”

No one else was injured.  Engle, indeed, was no altar boy:

"In 2002, the Joliet Herald-News reported, Engle was convicted of home invasion and aggravated battery after attacking his ex-girlfriend’s sleeping father with a golf club. He served more than a decade in prison, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records."

The loss of any life for any reason is terribly sad.  Could have been far worse, however.  Hat's off to the movers as well as to law enforcement who quickly found the perpetrator.


11-4-16

The toll of drug abuse is staggering.  Especially heartrending, when children are faced with the consequences of parents' drug use.  This is quite a sad story.  Heartbreaking.  The Washington Post reports:

"For more than a day, the 7-year-old girl had been trying to wake her parents."

As painful as it is, keep reading.

"Dutifully, she got dressed in their apartment outside Pittsburgh on Monday morning and went to school, keeping her worries to herself. But on the bus ride home, McKeesport, Pa., police say, she told the driver she'd been unable to rouse the adults in her house."

No kid should ever, never, ever have to deal with this.  Do drugs?  Are an alcoholic?  Do the world and yourself a favor.  Don't have children.  Spare them the misery.

"Inside the home, authorities found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, dead of suspected drug overdoses, according to police."

What the hell could these idiots been thinking?  What?  Gets worse.  Keep reading.

"Also inside the home were three other children — 5, 3 and nine months old.  The children were unharmed but still taken to a hospital to be checked out, then placed with the county's department of children, youth and families."

The parents were likely dead or unconscious for over a day.  How does a nine-month-old survive that long?  Fortunately, all the kids survived.  No thanks to their addict parents.  Opioid addiction is an increasingly horrendous problem:

"Last month, a Family Dollar store employee in Massachusetts recorded a toddler in pink pajamas crying and pulling on her unconscious mother, who had overdosed and collapsed in the toy aisle."

Time to wake up.  Smell the coffee.  If addicted, seek help.

"The mother, who survived, was charged with child endangerment. Her daughter was placed under the care of child protective services."

Automatically charging an addict with child endangerment is stupid.  Ineffective.  What she needs is treatment.  If she refuses treatment, then charge her to get her attention.  Punishment, however, will not solve this problem.  Only treatment and a willingness on the part of the addict to beat the addiction.

"Also last month, authorities in the Ohio city of East Liverpool released a photo of a man and a woman overdosing inside a vehicle that police said had been moving erratically. The driver was barely conscious; the passenger was turning blue. In the back: a 4-year-old boy restrained in a car seat."

This picture is gruesome.

"And a photo of a Birmingham police officer comforting a 1-month-old girl in a tiny purple gingham dress raced around the Internet after her father died of an apparent drug overdose and her mother was found near death."

This achingly tragic fiasco was also covered earlier in this publication and elsewhere.  Remember?

"The officer in the picture, Michelle Burton, told The Washington Post about the moment that night that saddened her the most. The couple's 7-year-old daughter asked the officer to sign her homework so she could turn it in at school the next day."

Heartrending, isn't it?


11-4-16

Can be extremely dangerous being a cop.  Even more harrowing for someone participating in a ride-along.  Especially, when the unexpected happens, and the shit hits the fan.  Dangerously, so.  CBS News reports:

"A manhunt is underway in California for suspects who opened fire on a police officer cruiser with a terrified civilian in the passenger seat. The cop car’s dash cam captured the gunfire during the pursuit."

This is precisely why when police act heroically they must be given great credit.  Extended support.

"Early Sunday morning, a Madera police officer pulled over a Mazda SUV for a minor traffic violation, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.  “He’s not stopping? You’re kidding me, right?” the passenger could be heard saying.  Sitting in the officer’s passenger seat, a female civilian was taking part in a ride-along."

To truly understand law enforcement and the issues they face, the public needs to be exposed to the everyday life of a cop.  -- The routine, as well as that which clearly is not, can sometimes be quite dangerous, -- become so extremely quickly.

“We try to teach the citizens of our town and community what law enforcement is … We want to give them the full gamut and scope of what the job entails, and she was doing one of those ride-alongs,” Lt. Gino Chiaramonte said."

Indeed, this is a good thing.  Anyone participating in a ride-along knows the risk, the danger that can ensue.  Suddenly.  At any moment.

"The car took off, and the officer turned on his sirens and pursued. Moments later the civilian passenger noticed something terrifying."

Indeed.  An exigent threat to the officer and the ride-along.

“He has a gun! No, no, no!” she said.  Around a dozen shots were fired. Two bullets pierced through the front windshield, narrowly missing the woman who was noticeably shaken.  “You ok?” the officer asked the crying passenger."

Madam, you need to suck it up.  Find some courage.  -- You knew the risk getting into a police car for a ride-along.  Goes with the territory.  Something, cops are forced to deal with at any time, any place.  Precisely, why the good ones need to be given credit.  Supported.  Appreciated.

"The officer ended the chase after his patrol car was disabled. The suspect’s vehicle was found abandoned with an AR15-style pistol nearby."

How can a pistol be considered AR15-style?  Did they mean assault rifle?

“The round that went through the top window actually got lodged, just left of the headrest as the passenger would be sitting,” Chiaramonte said."

Clearly, rattled the cage of the ride-along.

"The names of the officer, who was in just his second week working solo, and the civilian involved have not been released and police are still searching for the suspects."

Surprising, though, the ride-along was authorized with a rookie officer.

"The officer wasn’t hurt, but the woman riding along was scratched by broken glass."

Could have been worse.  Far worse.  Hat's off to the officer and his ride-along.


11-4-16

There are some truly honest officers out there.  Officers who would even give their mother a ticket if she deserved it.  Get this.  It's almost comical, but truly indicative of this officer's honesty, determination to always do the right thing.  Fox News reports:

"A police officer in Florida who was scanning video footage of traffic violations came across his patrol car running a red light."

Red light cameras are particularly egregious.  Often, don't tell the full story.  Remain an abomination and have been discontinued in at least some areas of the country.  Nonetheless, this officer held himself to the same standard as the public.  To his great credit.

"Haines City Police Officer Tim Glover spotted his car in the Sept. 8 video. He remembered he was getting lunch and was turning left at an intersection while the light turned from yellow to red. Up until seeing the video, he told WSTP.com that he was unaware of the violation."

Interesting, isn't it?

“I realized that the vehicle did look familiar, and I was hoping it wasn't mine, but I walked out and confirmed it was mine out here in the parking lot,” he told the station.  He could have covered it up, but he informed his boss about the infraction and was promptly given a $160 ticket."

Two honest cops.  Hat's off.

“I've always been taught that if you've done something wrong, to take responsibility for what you've done and accept your punishment,” Glover said. “In this part, it was paying the fine and getting my letter of reprimand.”

While these cameras remain a scourge, the honesty of this officer, and his supervisor, is second to none.


11-4-16

Again, not all cops are dishonest.  Some departments will go after their own, including criminal family members.  Do the right thing.  The following is quite disturbing.  Truly unbecoming the wife of a police officer. CBS News reports:

"The wife of a Millbury, Massachusetts police officer is accused of faking a robbery and vandalizing the couple’s own home, CBS Boston reports."

Couldn't be, could it?  What could she possibly been thinking?  What?  Did she expect the Department to look the other way?

"Police say on October 17 Maria Daly reported a burglary at the family home, saying jewelry and money had been stolen. She also reportedly said her house was tagged with graffiti that appeared to reference the Black Lives Matter movement."

Sad, isn't it?

"According to Millbury Police Chief Donald Desorcy, investigators have determined the entire account was false."

Couldn't be, could it?  A cop's wife wouldn't have done something like this, would she?

“Something wasn’t quite right,” said Desorcy. “I think that was pretty obvious and as a result of that investigation, the officers did their due diligence and followed through with the investigation that we had.”

Hat's off.  There are honest cops.

“Basically we came to the conclusion that it was all fabricated,” said Desorcy. “There was no intruder, there was no burglary.”

Stand up cops.  Encouraging, isn't it?  At least, in this community.

"Just after she filed the police report, Daly took to social media saying, “We woke up to not only our house being robbed while we were sleeping, but to see this hatred for no reason.”

The hypocrisy, stunning.  Unbecoming.  Racist.

"The chief says Daly’s husband, Officer Daniel Daly, was not involved in the deception and has been exonerated."

Could have been far worse.  The husband was not involved.  Did not disgrace himself and the Department.


11-4-16

No question.  Can be an extremely dangerous job being a cop.  Especially, when a cowardly murderer ambushes two of them.  Within minutes.

NPR reports:

"A suspect is in custody in connection to the ambush-style killings of two police officers in the Des Moines, Iowa, area, according to police.  The two officers were shot and killed early Wednesday as they sat in their squad cars."

Truly, outrageous.  Gutless murders.

"The shootings appear to have been ambush-style attacks," police spokesman Paul Parizek said in a statement."

Nothing more cowardly than this.

"The suspect in custody is 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene, a white male resident of Urbandale, a Des Moines suburb. Greene is 5 feet 11 inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes, and was last known to be driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 truck, according to police."

At time of writing, details remain extremely scarce.  The officers were not identified, pending notification of kin.  More on this as the story develops.

Subsequent to writing the above, CBS News reports:

"Police identified the men killed as Officer Justin Martin, who had been with the Urbandale force since 2015, and Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Beminio, who joined the department in Des Moines in 2005."

A terrible tragedy.  More on this, as the story develops.


11-4-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-nine weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-nine weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-nine weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards have become, truly are, not what you phonies purport to be, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Did you steal the election?  If so, an aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public gets what it truly deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


11-4-16

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


11-4-16

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio apparently is about to finally get his.  Fox News reports:

"The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix has been charged with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge's order in a racial-profiling case, leaving the 84-year-old lawman in a tough spot two weeks before Election Day as he seeks a seventh term."

Tough, isn't it?  Amazing it's taken so many years to finally rein in this jackbooted bastard in blue.

"The U.S. Department of Justice promised two weeks ago that it would prosecute Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but the misdemeanor count wasn't officially filed against him until Tuesday, when U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed it."

This man is, and remains, an exigent threat to all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

"Arpaio could face up to six months in jail if convicted. A misdemeanor conviction would not bar Arpaio from serving as sheriff."

Unbelievable, isn't it?  Has to be asked why did this fascist son of a bitch get a break?  That is, not charged with a felony?  There is far, far more this abusive, corrupt, inept piece of shit could have been prosecuted for.

"Democratic challenger Paul Penzone said Arpaio, through his acts of political defiance, has no one to blame but himself for the charge. "It's another example of the sheriff putting his own personal objectives ahead of the best interest of the community at our expense," Penzone said."

You think?

"Arpaio lawyer Mel McDonald said the sheriff will contest the charge. "We believe that when the final chapter is written, he will be vindicated," McDonald said.  McDonald said Arpaio will not be arrested and no mugshot will be taken."

Why not?  Why wasn't he charged with all his other transgressions over the years?  Why does this piece of shit continue to skate?  Think this bullshit?  Wake up.   Forget?  The following comes from Fox News, usually in the pocket of law enforcement.  Represents the tip of the iceberg, however:

"In the past, Arpaio has walked away from criminal investigations without facing charges and still has managed to get re-elected.  He faced a federal investigation four years ago on allegations that he retaliated against two local officials and a judge at odds with him by accusing them of corruption."

Think that's all?

"His office also was investigated for misspending more than $100 million in jail funds, including on those failed investigations into rival officials and his traffic patrols targeting immigrants who are in the country illegally.  Neither investigation led to prosecution of the sheriff or his employees."

Why not?  Yet, this national socialist piece of shit continues to skate on this and many, many other issues.  The criminal jackbooted bastards in blue nearly always do.  This has to change.  Be interesting to see if they finally nail his ass on the current charges.  Highly unlikely.  Forget?  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state.  Where day is night, night is day, and shit smells perversely sweet.  All ass backwards.  The Fourth Reich.


11-4-16

The savagery continues.  CBS News reports:

"The family of a woman fatally shot by two King County sheriff’s deputies at her Auburn home says she was the mother of three small children and five months pregnant."

Never ends, does it?

"The Seattle Times reports 23-year-old Renee Davis was shot Friday by officers who responded to the home on Muckleshoot tribal property to a report that the woman could be suicidal and armed."

Another case of someone with mental issues executed by the goddamned criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  These gutless pieces of shit couldn't wait for backup?  Someone trained to deal with mental issues?  Couldn't have used a stun gun?

"The sheriff’s office says the deputies found Davis with a handgun and that both officers fired, killing the woman."

Took two to execute her?

"Davis’ foster sister, Danielle Bargala, says two of Davis’ children, ages 2 and 3, were at the home the night of the shooting. Davis’ other child, who is 5, had been at a family friend’s house."

Nothing quite like leaving kids without a parent due to abject cowardice on the part of law enforcement.

"Bargala says she and her family have several questions about the shooting."

You think?  Find an attorney.  See what your options are.  Then, sue the living shit out of the bastards, their handlers, and the government entity they work for.  Legally loot the taxpayers.  It's the only thing that will finally wake them up.  Force them to finally do something about corrupt, abusive, inept, murderous 'officers.'


11-4-16

Unlike in Nazi America, it is illegal for police in Austria to have any affiliation with the nazi element.

"An Austrian court has found a police officer guilty of contravening anti-Nazi laws by saying “Heil Hitler” while on duty at the border with Hungary and sentenced him to a suspended 9-month prison term.  The 29-year-old was found guilty Thursday on the basis of testimony from fellow officers. One said he heard him speak the words, while the other testified that he was present when he later apologized for saying them."

While the Sheriff and his thugs in Llano County remain out of uniform, that is no swastika armbands, they nonetheless behave like jackbooted storm troopers.  SS, Gestapo.  Do so with impunity.  Drive in vehicles with blackened windows, refuse to identify themselves verbally or hand out business cards when harassing their victims.  Arrive at most calls in mass.  Stormtroopers.  No matter the nature of the call.  Do all they can to intimidate their victims.


11-4-16

The federal jackbooted bastards in blue figuratively took it quite hard where the sun seldom shines.  To the chagrin of their handlers and shills, sick sycophants.  Fox News reports:

"The Bundy brothers remained in jail Friday following a dramatic acquittal a day earlier in a courtroom that erupted into chaos after an attorney yelled at a judge for their release, resulting in him being subdued with a stun gun and arrested."

Nothing quite like trouble in 'paradise,' is there?

"A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government Thursday in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon."

About time.  Surprising, however.  Since juries are usually carefully picked to ensure they tow the government line.  This one, however, appears to have engaged in jury nullification, -- which always sends a chill up the gutless spines of law enforcement and their handlers.

"After the verdicts were read, an attorney for group leader Ammon Bundy demanded his client be immediately released and repeatedly yelled at the judge. U.S. marshals tackled attorney Marcus Mumford to the ground, used a stun gun on him several times and arrested him."

Surprised the jackbooted bastards maintaining 'order in the court' didn't shoot the lawyer?  Isn't that usually par for the course nowadays in law enforcement?

"U.S. District Judge Anna Brown said she could not release Bundy because he still faces charges in Nevada stemming from an armed standoff at his father Cliven Bundy's ranch two years ago."

Isn't it interesting protesters exercising their First and Second Amendment rights are seldom released on bail.  Usually considered by self-serving government to be too great a threat to the fascist pieces of shit who delusionally believe they are the government, own the public they consistently abuse, otherwise mistreat, loot, even legally murder, usually with impunity, etc.? Hopefully, the acquittal will finally lead to desperately needed change.  We'll see.


11-4-16

Never ends.  The judgment of too many officers remains in the toilet.  NPR reports:

"University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's body camera was on when he pulled over Sam DuBose last year for a missing front license plate. From the footage, it is clear that Tensing is asking DuBose for his driver's license, and DuBose says he doesn't have it."

Again, this is further indication the country is overpoliced.  Why does a school need to have its own sworn police force?  Why is that necessary?  Why is the public forced to live in what has now become a fascist police-state?  Overpolicing led to this needless murder of a driver committed by this officer.  For what?  What was the jackbooted bastard's probable cause to stop his victim in the first place?  A missing front license plate.  -- Indeed, a chicken shit offense which in different times would have led to no more than a warning for the first offense.

"Tensing, who is white, then asks DuBose, who was African-American, to get out of the car. The officer starts to open the car door, but DuBose pulls the door closed and moves his hand toward the car's ignition. Tensing then reaches inside the car as it starts to move. Seconds later, the officer pulls out his gun with his other hand and shoots DuBose in the head."

The bastard shoots him in the head.  No problem with this?  The piece of shit couldn't have simply withdrawn his hand from the ignition switch, given chase in his car?  Alerted fellow officers a chase was on?  All over a missing tag.  Unbelievable.  This piece of shit decidedly, determinedly, intentionally became judge, jury, and executioner. For a missing tag.

"Ten days after the shooting in July 2015, Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters charged Ray Tensing with murder and the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter."

The prosecutor did the right thing.  Surprising, isn't it?

"Deters calls the shooting "horrible, senseless and totally unwarranted."

It is.  Uncalled for.  Be interesting to see if the bastard skates.

"I just have never seen anything like this before in my job, in our jurisdiction," Deters said."

It happens all over the country.  Usually, with impunity.  Clearly, not a matter of training, however.  A matter of non-existent judgment, and/or abject gutlessness.  An officer who, clearly, is not qualified to wear the uniform.

"Soon after the shooting, the university fired Tensing. It has since settled a civil suit with the DuBose family for nearly $5 million."

Indeed, a step in the right direction, but clearly not enough.  Criminal prosecution is absolutely necessary.

"Speaking about Ray Tensing, DuBose's mother, Audrey, argues that if the roles were reversed she thinks her son would be sentenced to life in prison."

You think?  No question.  This is how things work in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.  In a capital punishment state, however, he would have been ultimately executed for killing a cop.  As here in Nazi Texas.  ... Where the same standard does not apply to both the public and law enforcement.

"He gave my son no warning," she said. "He just murdered my son. You know, he just took the gun out and he just shot it."

This is why this former officer must be prosecuted.  Held criminally responsible.  Be interesting to see if there indeed is any justice.  Or, the bastard simply skates as usually the case.


11-4-16

Never ends.  Always, more of the same.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"A surveillance video the CBS affiliate here says the school district wanted kept under wraps shows a now-former security guard grabbing two students and slamming them to the ground."

Amazing how government sits on its hands, isn't it?  Think not?  Wake up:

"It took four months of public records requests for WJAX-TV to get the video from the State Attorney’s Office.  The incident occurred in a hallway of the Arlington Middle School’s building for students in the Emotional or Behavioral Disability program.  The affidavit for Robert Fields’ arrest warrant said the two students he scuffled with were 13 and 14 years old."

Think the assault by Fields justified?  Think again.  ... Patience.  -- Far more to come on this atrocity, shortly.  Cause of the assault?

"Court documents say that on Dec. 9, 2015, Fields was trying to take a football and basketball from the boys after they disobeyed their substitute teacher and went outside to play."

Yes, that is a problem that needed to be addressed, but not the way Fields handled it.

"While what was said in the hallway can’t be heard, the video appears to show that the boys didn’t get physically aggressive toward Fields until after he’d tackled them to the ground.  The video shows three takedowns."

Again, this is not a problem with insufficient, inadequate training.  It's a lack of judgment.  The son of a bitch, -- getting his cookies off assaulting two kids.

"Two days after the scuffle, the mother of that student complained to the district, saying Fields “choked her son and banged his head against the wall.”  WJAX reported in June that two school resource officers, Sgt. Leslie Sams and Officer Ryan Goethe, were punished for not conducting a thorough investigation of the scuffle."

Why is it the jackbooted bastards in blue, with extraordinarily rare exception, nearly always cover the corrupt, abusive, inept asses of their colleagues engaged in criminal activity?

"Sams and Goethe are still employed by Duval County Public Schools as resource officers."

Why?  Why weren't they fired?  Egregiously failed to do their duty, abrogated their oaths of office.  Covered up a crime by a jackbooted bastard in blue.

"The school police report said the boy who was charged would not have been arrested if the officers had actually watched the surveillance video."

Indeed, then again, wouldn't want to confuse anyone with the truth, would we?  Here's the kicker:

"Charges against the boy have been dropped."

You think?  Gross injustice?

"Four months went by before Fields was arrested in May."

Why was the jackbooted bastard protected so long?  Even worse?

"Fields was originally charged with felony child abuse, but was able to plead that down to a misdemeanor battery charge."

This is precisely the problem.  The criminal jackbooted bastards in blue are held to a different standard.  A standard not enjoyed by the public.  Any one else would have been tried on and convicted of a felony.  Not so a criminal cop.

"He was sentenced to one day in jail and a year of probation."

How about that.  Nazi justice in Nazi America.  A goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.


11-4-16

In follow up to the last edition, the Border Patrol clearly remains out of control.  An exigent threat.  NPR reports:

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection—the nation's largest law enforcement agency—is attempting to reform itself. Washington spends $13 billion on border control and immigration enforcement, more than every other federal law enforcement force combined. Yet the huge agency—with 56,000 gun-toting agents—is dogged by complaints that too many of them will take a bribe or use excessive force and avoid consequences."

How can this be?  How can this continue to go on?

"An independent review panel named by the Homeland Security secretary faulted CBP for its "broken disciplinary process."

There is no adequate oversight.  No prosecution of murderous officers.  This shit goes on with impunity.

"CBP knew it had a use-of-force problem. It asked the respected Police Executive Research Forum, a best-practices policy group, to look at 67 fatal shootings by border agents between January 2010 and October 2012."

Again, where is the accountability? Non-existent.

"CBP has so far reopened and reinvestigated 55 past officer-involved shootings—all with no new action taken—but six years later, the Guereca case remains open."

This case was discussed in a recent edition.  Remember?

"Chris Rickerd, an ACLU lawyer in Washington, D.C., who monitors Customs and Border Protection, says there has to be truth in order for there to be reconciliation."

No, what is desperately needed is successful prosecution of the murderous bastards.

"You can't turn the page on all these problems in the past, all these incidents that led to incredible suffering for families without looking back and being transparent and accountable for what went wrong before," he says."

Far more than this is necessary to end this scourge on the border.  The Nazi Right in the Republican Party remains either too ignorant to understand this, or worse, indifferent.

"The challenge is how to change the culture of an agency that believes in its own exceptionalism — a cross between a police agency and an anti-terrorism force."

'Exceptionalism' is a trade mark term of nazis on the Right in our formerly great country.  Certainly, remains a cancer throughout the law enforcement community at all levels of government.  What is particularly achingly ludicrous is the terrorist threat is not from over the border.  It is homegrown.

Kicker?  Get this.  It's appalling:

"The Border Patrol traces some of its problems to the mandate to double its size under President George W. Bush. Tomsheck says some agents were hired who never should have pinned on a badge."

You think?  That's true throughout all law enforcement in our formerly great country.  A cancer that threatens the existence of the U.S., -- at least as we know it.  Even more disturbing?

"We came to clearly understand that many of those persons who sought out positions with Border Patrol and Field Operations were doing so solely for the purpose of criminal opportunities and profit," Tomsheck says."

This is unbelievable.  An incredible break down in the rule of law.

"An internal CBP website, Trust Betrayed, lists 177 agents arrested for official misconduct, frequently narcotics and human trafficking, from 2004 to 2015. That works out, on average, to more than one agent arrested every month for 11 years — a much higher rate than other federal police forces."

Where is the vetting?  Non-existent?


11-4-16

Think Trump's sick sycophants don't engage in voter fraud?  Although quite criminal, the following is so aggressively stupid, it's laughable.  CBS News reports:

"Des Moines police have charged a woman with election misconduct, a Class D felony, after officials reported she voted twice."

Amazing, isn't it?  Incredibly stupid when old "Hump The Rump" Trump has repeatedly claimed the system is rigged.

"Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek says officers charged 55-year-old Terri Rote with first-degree election misconduct on Thursday after being notified by elections officials that she had submitted two absentee ballots."

Have to give police great credit for doing the right thing and hauling her sorry ass to jail.  ... Stupidity is always amply 'rewarded.'  Always.  -- One way or the other.

"According to an Iowa Public Radio report, Rote voted two times for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.   “I wasn’t planning on doing it twice, it was spur of the moment,” Rote said in an interview with the radio station before she added an oft-repeated line on the Trump campaign trail: “The polls are rigged.”

Can fix ignorant, can't fix stupid.  The above is proof positive.

"She was booked into the Polk County Jail and released after posting a $5,000 bond.  Polk County Attorney John Sarcone says it one of the few examples he’s seen of alleged voter fraud in his more than 25 years as a prosecutor."

Further evidence Trump is full of shit.  Lying to the public about extensive voter fraud.  A supposedly "rigged system."  All bullshit.  A delusional liar.

“This [is] maybe the third [time] we’ve had some irregularity that’s resulted in a criminal charge,” Sarcone told the Iowa radio station. “People aren’t voting more than once. And if they do, or attempt to do it, they will get caught because there are safeguards in place.”

Again, there is no widespread voter fraud.  Trump is a goddamned delusional liar.

"Trump has said several times without proof during this campaign cycle that “the election is rigged,” and he’s even encouraged his supporters to monitor the polls come Election Day because of his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud."

Coup de grace?  Rote is a registered Republican.  Couldn't be, could it?  Republican national socialists don't break the law, do they?

"Though, from the billion votes cast since the 2000 election, only 31 cases of voter fraud have been documented, a report from The Washington Post discovered, showing smaller, isolated pockets of election abuse, rather than systemic or widespread rigging."

Wouldn't want to be confused by the truth, would we?


11-4-16

Further proof there is no justice in our formerly great country?  Remains determinedly ass backwards.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"A former Chicago police detective acquitted in the off-duty killing of an unarmed black woman is seeking disability pay."

No justice in a goddamned fascist police-state.  Think not?  Worse?  Far worse?  Egregious insult to injury?

"The Chicago Tribune reports that Dante Servin argues he continues to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder from his fatal 2012 shooting of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. He could get tens of thousands of dollars until his police pension kicks in. A police pension board attorney says the first step is for the board to decide if Servin qualifies for disability pay."

This fascist jackbooted former bastard in blue suffers post traumatic stress from murdering the innocent?  Doesn't your heart bleed for this piece of shit?

"Servin was charged with involuntary manslaughter and other charges in Boyd’s shooting death but a judge acquitted him in April 2015, suggesting prosecutors filed the wrong charges."

Clearly, the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue own their bought and paid for shills on the bench.  Again, further proof there is no justice in a goddamned fascist police-state.

"Five months ago Servin resigned just days before a hearing to decide if he should be fired in connection with the shooting death."

Get that.  The unprosecuted piece of shit cowardly resigned rather than get fired.  Should have been prosecuted, found guilty, and executed.  As would have been the case for anyone convicted of killing an officer in Texas.  No equal justice.  The criminals in uniform get protected, coddled.  Now the murderous piece of shit wants disability for post traumatic stress after committing murder.  The American Way.


11-4-16

Unlike Nazi Texas, Pennsylvania quickly prosecutes a corrupt, abusive, criminal state attorney general. ABC News reports:

"Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath."

How about that?  Think Texas could learn a lesson?  Here, incompetent, abusive AGs get promoted to Governor by a hopelessly ignorant Republican electorate.

"Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane's ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law."

Again, how about that?  A white-collar criminal gets hers.  Can we stand it?

"Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy said Kane assumed an "off with your heads" mentality as she ran the state's top law enforcement agency. The judge called Kane a political "neophyte" who failed to make the transition from campaigner to public servant after she took office."

This is a rampant problem across the nation.  Our Governor, as former Attorney General, refused to do anything to rein in an outrageously criminal Wells Fargo Bank for deceptive trade practices.  Failed to even answer the complaint.  The current AG piece of shit in the job faces felony charges of his own.  Does not look at the moment like he'll avoid trial.  Tough, isn't it?

"This case is about ego — the ego of a politician consumed with her image from Day One," Demchick-Alloy said. "This case is about retaliation and revenge against perceived enemies who this defendant ... felt had embarrassed her in the press."

This is nothing new.  Indeed, goes on across the country.  Usually remains ignored.  Unprosecuted.

"Kane, the first woman and first Democrat elected as the state's top prosecutor, was handcuffed in court and led out a side door. She will remain in custody until she posts $75,000 cash bail, higher than she had previously posted.  After she posts bond, she will remain free while she appeals her conviction."

She's already been released on bail.  The high and mighty have the money to post bail.  The people on the bottom of the food chain, often innocent, do not.

"She had been a stay-at-home mother, and former assistant county prosecutor, before using her husband's trucking fortune to run for statewide office in 2012. She quickly became a rising star in the state Democratic Party before her office devolved into turmoil as career prosecutors came and went."

What we're talking about here is egregious abuse of power.  A tyrant.

"Kane and her husband are now estranged and share custody of their teenage boys.  "Your children are the ultimate ... collateral damages. They are casualties of your actions," the judge said. "But you did that, not this court. "

Indeed.  Hope she loses the appeal.  She needs to be imprisoned.  Permanently lose her license to practice law.  The punishment, however, nowhere near fits the enormity of the crime she committed.  Never does.  The top 1% of the food chain are not held accountable to the same standard as the rest of us.  Never.

"On Monday, former deputy Clarke Madden said in court that a dark cloud permeated every corner of the attorney general's office and victims, witnesses and other law enforcement agencies feared working with them.  "Through a pattern of systemic firings and Nixonian espionage, she created a terror zone in this office," said Erik Olsen, a career prosecutor who is now the chief deputy attorney general."

This is what happens when tyrants don't get quickly booted from office.  When abuse is tolerated and not immediately checked.  Quickly challenged.

"But turmoil inside the office became apparent as top deputies and career prosecutors headed for the doors. Kane's feud with one of them, Frank Fina, who had helped run the Penn State probe and other sensitive investigations, led to the leak."

How does it get to this point?  Why is there no process in place to quickly remedy such abuse of power?  What makes this particularly interesting is the fact it is career prosecutors and top deputies that were her targets.  People who had the legal wherewithal to challenge the tyranny.


11-4-16

No one wants to see pedophiles go uncaught.  Government, however, has to play by the rules. The ends don't justify the means.  If they do, law enforcement will continue to use any excuse to go on fishing expeditions.  Harass innocent citizens.  Deep.Dot.Web reports:

"Senior U.S. District Judge Leon Jordan ruled that the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated both the US Constitution and federal rules of criminal procedure when they hacked nearly 1,300 users who accessed the PlayPen child porn site."

How is it legal for any law enforcement agency to engage in hacking to pursue a case?  That is, break the law to enforce the law? Whatever happened to the rule of law?  Law enforcement needs to go after pedophiles.  Needs to do so constitutionally, however.

"During Operation Pacifier, the FBI took over the dark net child porn site PlayPen and ran it between February 20 and March 4, 2015. During that time, they uploaded malware, which they call NIT (Network Investigative Technology), to the computers of the website’s visitors. They managed to capture about 1,300 IPs showing the real world locations of the alleged pedophiles. Despite the Bureau’s success, they made some flaws in the case, which angered civil rights activists."

This is no more than a fishing expedition.  The Fourth Amendment ignored.  Abrogated.  Think that's okay?  Think carefully about this.  Raises the question, who's next?

"In the operation, the FBI firstly seized the North Carolina-based server and, in a government facility in Virginia, installed malware on PlayPen. However, the Bureau received a legal permission from a federal magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Virginia to use NITs. After they got the IP addresses of the suspects, the agency legally identified the users associated with the IPs with the help of internet service providers. Finally, they used search warrants all across the country to arrest and seize the electronic devices of the suspects."

Again, it appears a highly questionable warrant was obtained to install malware.  To conduct a fishing expedition.  That is, no more than blatant entrapment.  Worse, the warrant was extended across the universe, well beyond the 'judge's' jurisdiction.  The jackbooted bastards in blue successfully skirted the Fourth Amendment.  Side-stepped the Constitution.  In the name of the greater good.  Did so knowingly, intentionally.  Yet, paid no price for their malfeasance.

What's next?  An attempt to install malware on the machines of those who ferociously criticize the jackbooted bastards in law enforcement?  If the Fourth Amendment is intentionally abrogated, why not the rest of them?  This is precisely why we now live in a goddamned fascist police-state.  That extends across the universe.  The Fourth Reich.

"During the two weeks period when the Bureau was controlling PlayPen, they played a role in distributing child pornography material, posting or swapping at least 48,000 images and 200 videos of the sexual abuse of children. So far, more than 180 people have been arrested just in the US."

The jackbooted federal bastards in blue trafficked in child porn.  How about that?  Did so with impunity.  Why haven't these criminal bastards been arrested?

"The problem for the FBI is the Virginia magistrate judge only had authority to allow a search within her jurisdiction. However, the agency used the information from that warrant to gather evidence from computers all across the nation. The Bureau responded with the statement that they could only infiltrate the PlayPen site with this nation-wide method, and the technique they used is so new the law just hasn’t caught up to it."

Unadulterated bullshit.  No more than an exigent threat to the founding document of our formerly great country.  The jackbooted bastards in blue, indeed, falsely believe their jurisdiction extends across the universe.  Does not.  If ruled otherwise, the Constitution becomes moot.  Offers no protection to anyone.  Not the innocent.  Certainly, not the guilty.  No one.  A fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.

"Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Morris argued the agents went to the Virginia magistrate judge since the server itself was located in her district and believed they were honoring the constitution by doing so. The whole case resulted in privacy experts all across the nation fearing the FBI would use NITs for all kinds of investigative spying."

This is called bastardization of the United States Constitution and rule of law for the sake of expediency.  Raises the question who's next?

"Jordan allows the government to use the evidence gathered by the FBI in the case against Scarbrough over the objections of defense attorney Gregory P. Isaacs. Jordan used the “federal good-faith exception” to rescue the evidence. Under that exception, if federal agents believed they were acting under legal authority and did nothing illegal in their efforts to secure a warrant, the evidence can still be used."

Again, this is no more than egregious bastardization of our founding document by shyster bastards who couldn't care less they are determinedly, perniciously, intentionally abrogating The United States Constitution.  A Constitution they have falsely sworn to protect and defend.  Grants the bastards in blue at all levels of government carte blanche to disregard the rule of law and our founding document.  This piece of shit 'jurist' on the bench, clearly in the pocket of the jackbooted bastards in blue, rubber stamped their egregiously unconstitutional criminal activity.  Nazi justice in Nazi America.  No more than a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.  Who's next?   Hear the rumble?

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The way I read that, it didn't seem like a victory since the judge is still
allowing people to be prosecuted (granted some of them deserve it), but the
judge said the FBI needed a warrant in the local jurisdiction of the raids
and they didn't."

You think?  The 'judge' indeed spoke out both sides his sorry national socialist, fascist ass.  Did the bidding of his corporate masters who run and own all levels of government, all branches.  Bought and paid for.  A raucous, boot clicking, goose stepping, treasonous, treacherous, traitorous Sieg Heil!, you fascist son of a bitch?

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"Jordan allows the government to use the evidence gathered by the FBI in
the case against Scarbrough over the objections of defense attorney Gregory
P. Isaacs. Jordan used the “federal good-faith exception” to rescue the
evidence. Under that exception, if federal agents believed they were acting
under legal authority and did nothing illegal in their efforts to secure a
warrant, the evidence can still be used.

“(Isaacs’) objections that officers acted deliberately, recklessly or with
gross negligence and that it should have been apparent to law enforcement
that the Virginia magistrate lacked authority to sign the warrant are
simply unsupported by the record,” Jordan wrote."

There is little to no justice any longer in our formerly great country.  The Constitution is egregiously abrogated on a daily basis by the jackbooted bastards in blue all across the nation.  Done so for the sake of expediency and the exercise of abusive power.  It's how these pieces of national socialist shit get their cookies off.  Abuse power with near impunity.  The rule of law?  No longer means anything.  All rubber stamped by fascist 'judges.'


10-28-16

Again, and as always, when a cop does something heroic and/or of exceptional benefit to the community,  it always leads here.  Always. This is particularly inspirational due to the fact the officer did not have to answer the call since the dispatcher already had EMS on the way.  The Washington Post reports:

“My son is not breathing.”

Indeed, a parent's worst nightmare.

"Seconds after a distraught Texas father uttered those chilling words to a 911 operator, Officer Chase Miller was on his way.  He didn’t have to respond; the emergency dispatcher was already sending paramedics to the KFC in Granbury, Tex., where a 3-year-old boy was unresponsive and his sobbing mother was screaming his name: “Brayden, Brayden!”  But Miller — who just happened to be listening to the EMS dispatcher radio at the time — didn’t wait for the paramedics to arrive; instead, he rushed to the scene, knowing it was a short drive away."

Above and beyond the call of duty.

"Video shows Miller calmly approaching the woman, grabbing her child and laying the boy on the ground, where he begins to perform CPR. The mother steps away, unable to watch while the boy’s father kneels a few feet away with his hands near his face.  “Just trying to get him breathing,” Miller later recalled to NBC-DFW. “Everything else that’s going on around you doesn’t matter at that point.”  At the scene that night, chances were that Miller’s decisions in the next minute would either save a child’s life or let that life slip through his fingers. Police said the officer remained calm the entire time and even instructed the father on how to take over so he could retrieve a CPR mask from his car."

The officer's professionalism, calm demeanor are second to none.

"Miller returned to the boy and continued performing CPR as the child’s helpless parents watched. With each second, it seemed, the intensity of the moment compounded.  Though the video doesn’t show it, Marshall said Miller performed CPR for about three minutes.  And then, just like that, the boy began breathing."

A good day for the boy.  A good day for his parents.  A good day for Officer Miller and the Department.  A good day for police-community relations.  Hat's off, Officer Miller.  Job well done.


10-28-16

Indeed, there are times when police have no choice but to kill on the job.  Seldom is that the case, but the following example seems to be one incident that justified use of deadly force.  The Washington Post reports:

"Officer Jason Lawless, an Oklahoma police sniper, had one chance, one narrow window to save a 2-year-old girl who had been held hostage for hours by an armed man."

This certainly seems to be the case.

"The suspect, Salvador Reyes, had barricaded himself inside the Tulsa home of his estranged wife. He was holding a handgun in one hand and the toddler in the other."

Can't imagine a more difficult situation for all involved, including police.

"Police said the 42-year-old suspect forced his way into the home and started an argument. The woman, her boyfriend and three other children were able to escape while Salvador grabbed his estranged wife’s 2-year-old daughter, prompting a three-hour standoff, Officer Leland Ashley, a spokesman for the Tulsa Police Department, told The Washington Post."

Clearly, police were in no hurry to force the issue.  Apparently, took their time.  Used good judgment.

"Ashley said a Spanish-speaking police officer tried several times to persuade Salvador to release the child and come out of the house — to no avail. At one point, Reyes went out on the home’s balcony and pointed his handgun at the officers, and then at the child."

The point of no return.  No other viable choices available.

"When he came out on the balcony again, still holding the toddler, Lawless fired one shot from his .308 semiautomatic rifle, striking Salvador in the head. He died immediately. The child was not injured."

A tribute to the officer's marksmanship, good judgment, and coolness under extraordinary stress.  Hat's off to law enforcement.  This appears to have been a "good shoot."


10-28-16

Police do occasionally hold one of their own accountable.  May be rare, but it does occur. The Washington Times reports:

"A D.C. police officer has been arrested on charges of drunken driving while he was on duty early Sunday."

Couldn't be, could it?

"Around 2:20 a.m., Officer Arthur Thompson was found to be under the influence of alcohol while on duty in the 1400 block of 18th Street in Southeast. A supervising officer was investigating a citizen complaint against the officer when he smelled alcohol."

How about that?  There is some justice.

"The supervisor conducted field sobriety tests that confirmed Officer Thompson, who’s been with the department for four years, was under the influence. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, a police department statement says."

This needs to happen all over the country.  Police need to hold their own as accountable as the public.   Hat's off to the D.C. Police.


10-28-16

A dog can indeed be the best friend you ever had.  Would certainly be willing to give up its life to save yours.  ABC News reports:

"An animal rescue group says a barking dog alerted neighbors to a first-floor blaze at a Philadelphia home where the dog and its owner were later found unconscious inside.  The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the dog was uncharacteristically barking early Sunday, waking up neighbors who called 911 after seeing the two-story rowhome ablaze."

Hat's off to the neighbors who paid attention to the barking dog.  Here is the kicker.  Get this:

"The group says firefighters found the dog lying on top of his owner. Both were unconscious and had to be revived."

No greater love.

"The dog's owner has been hospitalized for burns and was listed in critical condition. Authorities did not identify her."

Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

"The dog was being treated at an animal hospital in guarded but stable condition."


10-28-16

Indeed, police sometimes wind up in a no-win solution.  Yet, it is often better to err on the side of public safety no matter the consequences.  Even when it leaves them looking like fools.  -- Had it been the other way around and a kid had indeed died, consider the uproar.  Fox News reports:

"Police in Suffolk, Virginia, have a little egg on their face, Newsnet5 reports, after they broke into a woman's car on a hot day intending to save a trapped child, and instead found nothing but a wig."

A bit more complicated than that, however.

"Jasmine Turner, the owner of the car, says she was surprised when police called her concerned about the welfare of a child locked inside her car on Thursday.  Turner told local news station WAVY: "I don’t have a baby so I’m like, ‘Where’d the child come from? Who put the child in my car?'"

Sounds comical, doesn't it.  Not, apparently, to police who thought they had a kid left in a car.

"Police broke the window anyway, but discovered what had appeared to be a child to the concerned bystander who called 911 was actually no more than a wig and some blankets.  Perhaps due to embarrassment, or perhaps due to more pressing business elsewhere, the responding officers reportedly left the scene before Turner returned to her car."

Can't fault police for doing what they considered to be the right thing.  Had it been, indeed, a kid, -- and the child had died had police not acted, consider the uproar.  Hope the City, however, indeed pays to repair the car.  Not clear from the report what the ultimate resolution will be.


10-28-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-eight weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-eight weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-eight weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


10-28-16

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


10-28-16

In order to identify and track Chicago criminal jackbooted bastards in blue, an Internet firm recently launched a new website designed to do just that.  The Washington Times reports:

"It’s rare when a misconduct complaint filed against a Chicago police officer ends in discipline: Complaints records show officers were punished as a result of just 2 percent of the more than 28,000 misconduct accusations from 2011 to 2015.

"One problem blamed for the low discipline rate is the immediate dismissal of more than a quarter of complaints in which an officer can’t be identified, says a transparency and digital rights advocacy group that has designed an online crowdsourcing tool to help determine the identities of involved officers.

"Lucy Parsons Lab this week launched OpenOversight, a website the public can use to search for officers’ names, badge numbers and — when available — photographs. The first of its kind in the United States, the project enables users to search for officers by entering information about their rank, estimated age, race and gender."

Once fully implemented and perfected, it needs to be expanded nationwide.  Be especially useful here in Llano County where the jackbooted criminal bastards do all they can to avoid being identified.  From blackened vehicle windows to refusing to verbally identify themselves or provide a business card to those unjustly harassed, shaken down.

The public has a right to this information.  These lawless bastards pose an exigent threat to not only the rights of their victims, but to their very lives as well.  In this County alone, there remain five highly questionable killings by law enforcement.  Including the latest, which the Sheriff some six months after the fact, still refuses to identify the officers who pulled the trigger.  A fascist police-state.

Gutless bastards.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  ... Hey, Bill?  Your goons remain out of uniform.  No swastika armbands.  A raucous Sieg Heil!, you fascist son of a bitch?


10-28-16

In follow up to earlier material in this publication, this country is quickly turning into a fascist police-state.  Innocent citizens are subjected to warrantless scrutiny by the jackbooted bastards in blue.  Think not?  Wake up.  NPR reports:

"Nearly half of all American adults have been entered into law enforcement facial recognition databases, according to a recent report from Georgetown University's law school. But there are many problems with the accuracy of the technology that could have an impact on a lot of innocent people."

Think not?  You're a fool.  Wake up.

"There's a good chance your driver's license photo is in one of these databases. The report from the school's Center on Privacy & Technology says more than 117 million adults' photos are stored in them. Facial recognition can be used, for instance, when investigators have a picture of a suspect and they don't have a name."

Still think we don't live in a goddamned fascist police-state?

"They can run the photo through a facial recognition program to see if it matches any of the license photos. It's kind of like a very large digital version of a lineup, says Jonathan Frankle, a computer scientist and one of the authors of the report, titled "The Perpetual Line-Up."

"Instead of having a lineup of five people who've been brought in off the street to do this, the lineup is you. You're in that lineup all the time," he says. Frankle says the photos that police may have of a suspect aren't always that good — they're often from a security camera."

The jackbooted bastards do this with no warrant.  On their own authority.  In direct violation of the Fourth Amendment.  Unreasonable search and seizure. No warrant.

"Security cameras tend to be mounted on the ceiling," he says. "They get great views of the top of your head, not very great views of your face. And you can now imagine why this would be a very difficult task, why it's hard to get an accurate read on anybody's face and match them with their driver's license photo."

"Frankle says the study also found evidence that facial recognition software didn't work as well with people who have dark skin. There's still limited research on why this is. Some critics say the developers aren't testing the software against a diverse enough group of faces. Or it could be lighting."

These bastards are on unconstitutional fishing expeditions.  No probable cause you have committed a crime.  Many innocent people have been caught up in their web.  Think not.  Wake up.  You're a fool.

"Because of its flaws, facial recognition technology does bring a lot of innocent people to the attention of law enforcement."

The bastards in blue harass the innocent.  Do so with no probable cause their victims have committed a crime.  No longer matters in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

"Patrick Grother says most people have a few doppelgangers out there. He's a computer scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology — part of the Commerce Department. "The larger you go, the greater the chance of a false positive," he says. "Inevitably if you look at a billion people you will find somebody that looks quite similar."

Get caught in their web?  You need to prove your innocence.  Ass backwards from what it ought to be, once was.  Now, guilty until proven innocent.  Even back then the public gutlessly accepted new regulations and laws that contributed to rise and implementation of a fascist police-state.  Remember when a photo was not required for a drivers license?  Or, when thumbprints were not taken?

The laws requiring the above occurred long before 9/11 and the vicious attack on all civil and constitutional rights and liberties imposed by our goddamned out of control traitorous government.  Yet, the aggressively stupid, achingly gutless public allowed it.  Why should this goddamned hopelessly corrupt, abusive, inept government have a photo and thumbprints of a citizen who has committed no crime?  Why?  Why is this tolerated by the aggressively stupid, hopelessly gutless public?

"Implied consent" as a condition of having a drivers license?  A goddamned ruse.  There is nothing implied or consensual in requiring a citizen to give a breath sample or lose his or her license to drive.  No one ever agrees to this.  If they refuse to sign the DL application, they are not issued a license.  Simple as that.  If they refuse a photo or thumbprints, the same.  There is no consent implied or otherwise.  The applicant is forced.  Has no choice.  Think not?  Wake up.  If you have no DL and drive, get caught, you go to jail.

Worse?  Implied consent is now moot, anyway.  The jackbooted bastards in blue get a warrant for a blood sample by a 'judge' that nearly always rubber stamps whatever the bastards want.  What consent?  Where?  Implied or otherwise.  Yet, another example we now live in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

'The Perpetual Line-Up'

A study by the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law examined police facial recognition technology. Here are some of the findings and recommendations.

Findings

    Law enforcement face recognition networks include over 117 million American adults — and may soon include many more.
    By running face recognition searches against 16 states' driver's license photo databases, the FBI has built a biometric network that primarily includes law-abiding Americans.
    Major police departments are exploring real-time face recognition on live surveillance camera video.
    Law enforcement face recognition is unregulated.
    Police face recognition could be used to stifle free speech.
    Most law enforcement agencies do little to ensure that their systems are accurate.
    Without specialized training, human users make the wrong decision about a match half the time.
    Police face recognition will disproportionately affect African-Americans.

Recommendations

    Law enforcement face recognition searches should be conditioned on an individualized suspicion of criminal conduct.
    Mug shot databases used for face recognition should exclude people who were found innocent or who had charges against them dropped or dismissed.
    Searches of driver's license and ID photos should occur only under a court order issued upon a showing of probable cause.
    Limit searches of license photos — and after-the-fact investigative searches — to investigations of serious offenses.
    Real-time video surveillance should only occur in life-threatening public emergencies under a court order backed by probable cause.
    Use of face recognition to track people on the basis of their race, ethnicity, religious or political views should be prohibited.
    The FBI should test its face recognition system for accuracy and racially biased error rates, and make the results public.

Source: The Perpetual Line-Up


10-28-16

In follow up to the last edition and the NYPD killing of Deborah Danner, The Statesman reports:

"New York City's mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her "tragic" and "unacceptable" death resulted from failure to follow basic policies.  "Our officers are supposed to use deadly force only when faced with a dire situation.  It's very hard to see that standard was met," a somber Mayor Bill de Blasio said.  "Something went horribly wrong here."

It did.  It's called murder.  Gutless murder.  As reported in the last edition, the police commissioner and the department expressed similar sentiments.  Not so, Ed Mullins, the head of the police union:

"The head of the union representing police sergeants, Ed Mullins, said the shooting was self-defense and bemoaned what he characterized as a politically motivated rush to judgment. "We could be sitting here talking about how a 66-year-old... fractured his skull, " Mullins said."

Give me a break.  What unadulterated bullshit.  The officer could have used a stun gun, a baton.  Could have grabbed the bat.  Forget?  The woman was elderly.  Had a history of police being called to deal with her in the past.  Why didn't the piece of shit wait until he had adequate backup, instead of taking it upon himself to be judge, jury, and executioner?

Amazing how gutless police have become.  Have a shoot first, ask questions later mentality.  This must change.   How many more people will needlessly die at the hands of the gutless jackbooted bastards in blue before something is done to end the scourge?


10-28-16

Concerned citizens are doing their best to record police malfeasance, outright criminal behavior. The Washington Post reports:

"The woman stopped her car in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Edina, one of Minnesota’s wealthiest suburbs.  Just moments before, she had passed a black man who had been walking on the shoulder of the street, seemingly to avoid construction along the sidewalk.  After passing the man, the woman noticed an unmarked police car behind her activate its lights. The vehicle pulled in front of the pedestrian and cut him off; a plainclothes officer emerged and accused the man of walking in the middle of the road."

What crime was committed?  Where was the probable cause to stop him?

“[I] was watching something that I didn’t think was very fair,” the woman, identified by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune as Janet Rowles, told the newspaper. “I’m not against the police. I was against what he was doing.”    What Rowles recorded was a seven-minute video of a tense exchange that led to an arrest — a video that has gone viral after Rowles uploaded it to YouTube last week."

This bullshit must end.  Police still don't get it:

"The Edina Police Department disputed parts of Rowles’s account and said the officer’s actions were justified because of circumstances not shown in the video."

What circumstances?Where?

"Nevertheless, the Minneapolis NAACP chapter has called for an independent investigation of the incident, calling it “painful and humiliating.” The video prompted the mayor of Edina to address the incident Sunday, saying that the officer had followed protocol but that the city would be working with several groups to see what could be done better in the future."

The jackbooted bastards in blue had nothing on this guy:

"The pedestrian’s citation has been dropped, the mayor added."

Not only does this bullshit need to end, any record of the citation needs to be expunged.  This should be done automatically when government goons fail to bring charges.  Why should this remain on his record?  While the jackbooted bastard continues to skate?  Likely gets promoted.


10-28-16

Oakland, California police certainly have problems.  Fox News reports:

"The Oakland Police Department, already reeling from a large-scale sex scandal involving several of its officers, announced Thursday that another officer was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice charges in an unrelated case."

Couldn't be, could it?  The earlier scandal had already been covered several times in this publication and will continue to be followed up on.

"Oakland police said they arrested Ryan Walterhouse, 26, Wednesday night when he reported to work. Investigators say Walterhouse was placed under surveillance about three weeks ago after a colleague reported suspicions of Walterhouse to a supervisor."

Again, couldn't be, could it?  The jackbooted bastards in blue would never commit a crime, would they?

"Court records alleged that Walterhouse befriended a prostitute six to eight months ago and paid to have sex with in a Castro Valley, California, motel on Oct. 1."

That's bad enough for someone who's supposed to be held to a higher standard, but gets worse. Far worse:

"He is also charged with warning the prostitute of police stings.  "You may want to call it a night," he allegedly texted her on Oct. 13. "They may or may not being doing something right now."  The next night he warned again.  "I'll let you know when to," he allegedly texted. "Not yet, they still out, probably after 12."  The Alameda County district attorney's office charged Walterhouse with two felony obstruction charges and a misdemeanor count of soliciting a prostitute."

Think they'll follow through?  Not find a way to sweep all this under the carpet?  We'll see.


10-28-16

While it's indeed a positive development for police to take responsibility for past grievances, it's not good enough.  NPR reports:

"The head of the largest association of police chiefs in the U.S. has issued a formal apology on the group's behalf for "historical mistreatment of communities of color."  Speaking Monday at the annual meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in San Diego, Terry Cunningham said his remarks on behalf of the group were aimed at breaking a "historic cycle of mistrust."

Will take much more than that.

"He said that policing is, in essence, a "noble profession" that has seen dark periods in its history."

You think?  Still does.  As reported in this publication on a weekly basis.

"There have been times when law enforcement officers, because of the laws enacted by federal, state and local governments, have been the face of oppression for far too many of our fellow citizens," Cunningham said. "In the past, the laws adopted by our society have required police officers to perform many unpalatable tasks, such as ensuring legalized discrimination or even denying the basic rights of citizenship to many of our fellow Americans."

What has truly changed?  The same old shit still goes on.  With rare exception, now remains in the closet.  Making it much harder to combat, remedy.  At least, the son of a bitch realizes he has a problem.  A serious problem.  Remains delusional, however.  Get this:

"He emphasized that these darker periods are in the past, adding that "while this is no longer the case, this dark side of our shared history has created a multigenerational — almost inherited — mistrust between many communities of color and their law enforcement agencies."

They still remain.  Murders by police on duty remain an exigent threat to the public.  A threat to all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  An ongoing issue.  Not only a threat to blacks, but all citizens regardless of race and/or ethnicity.

"We must move forward together to build a shared understanding," he said, calling the apology a first step in the process. "At the same time, those who denounce the police must also acknowledge that today's officers are not to blame for the injustices of the past."

Beside the point.  If criminal officers continue to be protected, coddled, not held criminally responsible for their crimes, conditions will worsen.  The Chief's speech is no more than window dressing.  Without successful prosecutions and punishment for criminal officers, his speech rings hollow.  Think not?

"But others were less impressed. "[Cunningham] fails to acknowledge the deplorable behavior of some modern-day police officers who are allowed to go from police agency to police agency after having been cited for misconduct within one or more departments," Delores Jones-Brown, a professor at the John Jay College Center on Race, Crime and Justice, told the Los Angeles Times. "There are bigoted cops today as there were when it was legal to be a bigoted cop."

If the Chief were truly serious, why not advocate a national data base so criminal officers cannot move from community to community to secure new employment after being fired?  To say nothing of demanding criminal officers be arrested, charged, tried, convicted, sentenced to prison and/or executed for their crimes?  Until this happens, nothing changes.  Nothing.


10-28-16

Think there aren't jackbooted idiots in blue?  So incredibly stupid it must be asked how did they ever become cops?  Wake up.  Get this. The Washington Times reports:

"An Iowa police department is investigating a photo of one of its reserve police officers mooning and pointing a gun at a Hillary Clinton yard sign."

This guy has to be an idiot.  ... Or, drunk, drugged?

"The Oelwein Police Department is conducting an “internal review” of reserve Officer Jay Perkins, who was not wearing a police uniform in the photo, Oelwien Police Chief Jeremy Logan told The Des Moines Register."

Thank God for small favors, no?  Gets better?

"In the photo, Officer Perkins is seen smiling with his pants pulled below his bare buttocks and a gun in his right hand pointed at a blue Clinton/Kaine yard sign."

Think this guy fit to wear the uniform?  Have authority over anyone?  Under any circumstances?

"Chief Logan told The Register that Officer Perkins, who has volunteered for the department for more than 10 years, was not on duty when the photo was taken and the gun he was holding was not issued or owned by department."

How 'bout' 'dat'?

"The police chief said he “addressed the matter” with Officer Perkins but declined to elaborate on what, if any, disciplinary actions the officer faced."

Convenient, isn't it?  Think his sorry bare ass shouldn't have been arrested?  Think any other citizen would have received the same treatment?  Wouldn't have had his gluteus maximi hauled to jail?  To say nothing of FBI goons at his door to determine if he presented any threat to a presidential candidate?


10-28-16

Amazing how law enforcement takes care of one another no matter what the jackbooted bastards in blue do.  Worse, makes excuses for one another.  Get this.  The Washington Times reports:

"FBI Director James B. Comey pushed back against the idea that “biased police are killing black men at epidemic rates,” saying Americans are relying on anecdotes and videos capturing the deadly encounters rather than on hard evidence to form that narrative.  In the absence of reliable federal data on police shootings, “Americans actually have no idea whether the number of black people, brown people or white people is up down or sideways,” Mr. Comey told the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Sunday during the group’s annual conference in San Diego. “They have no idea of these things because we have no idea of these things.”

Begs one exceptionally simple question, Mr. Comey.  Where the hell have you and your goons been all these years?  Furthermore?  Why is it going to take another two years before you fascist bastards fully implement collection of this data?  Equally pointedly, sir, when will you and the President finally ask Congress to create a new federal agency whose sole duty would be to investigate, charge, prosecute criminal law enforcement officers in a special federal court whose sole duty would be to try criminal police officers?  To ensure prosecutors and judges are not beholden, on a daily basis, to the very same bastards and the departments they come from.


10-28-16

Amazing how 'judges' are also protected and coddled when they, in effect, aid and abet criminal behavior.  Think not?  Wake up.  CBS News reports:

"An online petition with more than 14,000 signatures calling for the impeachment of a Montana judge over the sentencing of a 40-year-old man to 60 days in jail in an incest case involving a 12-year-old girl has been sent to the state’s governor and other officials."

This 'judge' has an insurmountable problem with his judgment.  Doesn't exist.

"The man was sentenced to the jail time, plus a 30-year suspended prison term last week as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. The man also was ordered to complete community-based sex-offender treatment and register as a sex offender."

Get it? Think the sentence appropriate?

"Originally, Deputy Valley County Attorney Dylan Jensen recommended a 100-year prison sentence with 75 years suspended - as called for in state law - as part of a plea agreement that recommended the dismissal of two other incest charges.  “A father repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter,” Jensen said during the Oct. 4 sentencing hearing."

This is one sick puppy.  Should be in a mental institution for the criminally insane.  Gets worse:

"A licensed clinical social worker testified that the man was a low-risk to re-offend and that it would be important for him to have social support while he received treatment. The social worker, Michael Sullivan of Billings, said the man did suffer a “collapse of social support” when he lost his family and job."

Low risk to re-offend?  The recidivism rate for pedophiles is above 90%.  Insult to injury?

"Court records said the girl’s mother walked in on one of the sexual assaults."

Yet, despite all the above, the 'judge' still has his head stuffed securely up his ass:

"District Judge John McKeon has defended himself against criticism, saying a plea agreement that recommended a 25-year minimum sentence allowed for a lesser one, depending on the results of a psychosexual evaluation. He said that evaluation found the defendant could be safely treated and supervised in the community. McKeon also notes the victim’s mother and grandmother asked that the defendant not be sentenced to prison."

Think the victim won't suffer the consequences of incest the rest of her life?


10-28-16

Despite all the uproar, police still cannot seem to get it right.  Fox News reports:

"A Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August, sparking several nights of unrest on the city's north side, has been arrested on a sexual assault charge in an unrelated case, police said Thursday.  Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was arrested Wednesday, according to a statement released by the Milwaukee Police Department. The unidentified victim told police on Aug. 15 that Heaggan-Brown had sexually assaulted him while off duty, according to the statement.  The complaint was made two days after Heaggan-Brown fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith, who police said was holding a gun when he was shot after a brief chase."

Never ends, does it?


10-28-16

Get this.  NPR reports:

"The San Francisco Police Department disproportionately targets people of color, a review by the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has found."

So what else is new?


10-28-16

Amazing how fascists in government continue to shit on the First Amendment.  Most of the time, nowadays, do so with impunity.  The answer is to sue the living shit out of the bastards.  The Washington Times reports:

"Attorneys for Black Lives Matter activists sued the federal government this week in an effort to obtain information about its monitoring of constitutionally protected protests."

Should have long since done so.  The bastards in law enforcement and their handlers now routinely ignore open records requests.  Not only against the law, it's self-serving, cover your ass, bullshit.  A direct threat to all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

"Filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court, the lawsuit says the FBI and Department of Homeland Security should be compelled to produce records concerning their surveillance of demonstrations related to the Movement for Black Lives (MBL), a recently formed coalition composed of more than 50 civil rights groups including the Black Lives Matter Network and the National Conference of Black Lawyers."

Why aren't they entitled to this information?  -- Indeed, the only way to ensure our out of control government abides by the Bill of Rights as well as the rest of the United States Constitution.

"Activists requested the documents in July under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but the agencies have either denied the existence of any records or ignored the requests: the DHS said in a Sept. 20 letter that a search of its files reveled no responsive documents, and the FBI hasn’t done anything except acknowledge the groups’ initial request, according to the lawsuit."

In withholding information, these goddamned national socialist bastards in government are breaking the law.  Doing so with impunity.

"Specifically the group seek information about “policies and actions involving the monitoring and surveillance of public protests surrounding police violence, policing reform, racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.” Attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law sued on behalf of the racial justice network Color of Change this week in hopes of having a federal judge force the agencies into releasing information about the surveillance operations."

This is a growing problem.  A pernicious exigent threat to a democratic republic.  Yet, both pieces of shit running for President have had nothing to say about this issue.  Apparently, couldn't care less.  What does this say about both parties and their base?


10-28-16

As reported earlier in this publication, the Border Patrol believes it has the right to murder rock throwing Mexicans on the Mexican side of the border.  In follow up, NPR reports:

"A federal appeals court in San Francisco heard arguments Friday in a case testing whether a person in another country has any protection under the U.S. Constitution when he has been harmed by an agent of the United States government."

To date, for all practical purposes, they don't.

"The description of the killing at issue in Rodriguez v. Swartz is not in dispute. On Oct. 10, 2012, 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez of Nogales, Mexico, was walking home alone when he was shot 10 times — eight times in the back — on a street that runs alongside the U.S.-Mexico border. His assailant was U.S. Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz who was standing on the Arizona side of the border when he killed Elena Rodriguez."

Remember?

"As NPR's John Burnettt reported last year, Mexican authorities say "Swartz emptied his service handgun on the 16-year-old, reloaded, and kept firing."

Have no problem with this?

"Swartz has claimed he was acting in self-defense when confronted by rock throwers on the other side of the border. The Associated Press reports U.S. Customs and Border Protection has surveillance video footage of the incident but has refused to release it."

Imagine that.  Wonder why?  Wake up.  Why do you think?  The jackbooted bastard in blue couldn't have simply backed further away to avoid the rock throwing?  Instead, the gutless bastard chooses to commit murder? To date, does so with impunity?  In what formerly great country?  Nazi America?  A goddamned fascist police-state?  The Fourth Reich?  Wake up.  We're losing our country.

"At the hearing before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel was asked to consider whether Elena Rodriguez' family can bring a civil lawsuit against Swartz under the Fourth Amendment (which bars unreasonable seizure) and the Fifth Amendment (which guarantees due process)."

Amazing this is even an issue.

"Swartz's attorney, Sean Chapman argued no, because the victim, who had never lived in this country, did not have a "significant voluntary connection" with the United States, as required by past U.S. Supreme Court decisions. He also argued that the victim can't claim constitutional protections since the harm was committed on Mexican territory."

Clever, isn't it?  One way to ensure the jackbooted bastard escapes any accountability for the murder.  This is one reason why shyster attorneys are so despised.

"American Civil Liberties Union attorney Lee Gelernt countered by arguing that the Nogales region, on both sides of the border, is an intertwined community and that the victim, Elena Rodriguez, was often left in the care of his grandmother who was a legal permanent resident in the U.S. and now an American citizen. Gelernt also said a Border Patrol agent shouldn't be allowed to kill someone with impunity."

You think?  Yet, it's all beside the point.  Why should ACLU attorneys be forced to drop to the level of shyster government lawyers who clearly know better.  Know they're lying to protect the sorry ass of a law enforcement 'officer' who remains no more than a goddamned murderer.

"Meanwhile, Swartz is still facing a charge of second-degree murder in Arizona. He has pleaded not guilty."

Why the delay in justice?  Why hasn't this piece of murderous shit already been prosecuted?


10-28-16

Wouldn't most reasonable people expect the police to fully understand nearly everyone has a cell phone capable of recording cops engaging in criminal activity?  Wouldn't it follow police would therefore be smart enough to understand they're under surveillance themselves while in public?  Therefore, be a bit more careful about how they treat people?  Think again:

"Cellphone video obtained by CBS Los Angeles Thursday shows a Federal Protective Service officer apparently kicking a handcuffed man in the head outside a southern California federal building."

Couldn't be, could it?  The jackbooted bastards wouldn't break the law and criminally assault someone, would they?

"Alex Garcia, who shot the cellphone video, told the station he started recording because he felt two federal officers were using excessive force as they arrested the unidentified man. The reason for the arrest isn’t clear, but Garcia said he saw police activity outside the Social Security Administration office in Pomona. Federal Protective Service officers are tasked with guarding federal facilities."

This is exactly the right thing to do.  Pay attention to what is going on.  Record what you safely can.

"He said the man was backing away after a chase and telling officers not to shoot him. He said the officers Tased the man, and he fell to the ground.  “One of the officers started handcuffing him. The other one was on top of him and socked him on the back,” Garcia told the station."

If you're able to safely record police malfeasance, you do the victim a favor.  He or she has something to work with when they sue the bastards, their government handlers, etc..


10-28-16

There is little to no justice in a fascist police-state.  Think not?  Wake up.  Get this.  NBC News reports:

"Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced."

Why would anyone expect the outcome to be any different when the fox is guarding the chicken coop?

"Clark was shot in the head on Nov. 15 in a confrontation with Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze on the city's north side. His death set off protests that lasted several weeks, including an 18-day encampment around the area's police precinct."

Shot in the head.  No problem with this?

"Some witnesses told police that Clark was handcuffed at the time."

Not good enough.  Certainly, not in a fascist police-state where anything goes.  Where the jackbooted bastards in blue are nearly always protected and coddled.

"An attorney for Clark's family said they were anguished and frustrated by the decision."

Indeed.  Then again, what would one expect in a fascist police-state?

"To say they couldn't find any policy violation verges on the absurd," said Albert Goins, who represents Clark's sister Tiffany Roberson. He said the family will file a civil lawsuit, but wouldn't say when. "

This is precisely what needs to be done.  Tie the bastards up in court.  Sue the living shit out of them, the department, and their government handlers.  Eventually, juries will see the light.  Those victimized by the jackbooted bastard criminals in blue should do all they can to bankrupt those involved, right up to and including taxpayers who are ultimately responsible for police malfeasance.  When taxpayers finally feel the pinch, think things won't finally change?

"Bob Kroll, the head of the police union, said it was about time the officers were cleared. He noted they have been through nearly a year of investigations and relegated to desk duty.  "It's been devastating for them," he said, adding that he expected them to return to patrols."

Should these predatory criminal officers return to duty, the public faces not only an exigent threat to liberty, but their very lives are placed in jeopardy by these very same out of control criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.


10-28-16

Predatory jackbooted bastards in blue apparently believe it proper to kick a victim of theirs in the head.  Think not?  Wake up.  ABC News reports:

"A man who was kicked by a Pennsylvania police officer is suing Allentown city officials and members of its police department, alleging that arresting officers violated his civil rights when they used excessive force during the 2015 incident and that city and police officials attempted to cover it up."

Again, if you're criminally assaulted by the jackbooted bastards in blue, sue the living shit out of them, their government handlers, and the government itself.  When taxpayers finally feel the pinch, this criminal bullshit routinely perpetrated by police will hopefully end.

"On May 30, 2015, Allentown police officer Joseph M. Iannetta kicked Hector Medina-Pena in the head as he was on the ground on all fours after the car he was riding in was stopped by police, the lawsuit alleges. The incident was captured on dashcam video, which was obtained by ABC News."

When it starts costing these pieces of shit egregiously financially, things will change.  Despite the fact the victim is indeed no altar boy, it does not justify criminal assault by the jackbooted bastards in blue.  The City has a history of these abuses:

"Medina-Pena's suit is the latest in a string of civil rights lawsuits brought against the Allentown Police Department in the last five years, according to The Morning Call. The city has paid out $650,000 to seven of those lawsuits so far."


10-28-16

Victims of police malfeasance are getting the message.  SueThe Washington Times reports:

"Seven Charlotte, N.C. residents sued the city and its police department Friday over local law enforcement’s use of tear gas during protests held last month following the fatal officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott."

Police usually do all they can to squelch dissent.  Stifle protest.  Do so violently.  With impunity.  In a fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.

"Attorneys for the plaintiffs filed the 21-page complaint in federal court late Friday a month and a day after Scott, 43, was shot and killed by a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in a parking lot near the the University of North Carolina.  The lawsuit says the plaintiffs all participated in peaceful protests held in the wake of Scott’s passing, but are fearful of becoming involved in future demonstrations because of treatment they endured at the hands of police."

Again, police are not innocent bystanders.  Have an agenda that is usually far more than keeping the peace, upholding the law.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

“Plaintiffs have engaged in speech, association, and protest on the streets, sidewalks and medians of Charlotte — traditional public fora where individuals’ First Amendment rights are at their zenith. Unfortunately, this exercise of constitutional rights has been met with a military-grade assault on protesters’ bodies and rights,” the attorneys wrote in Friday’s filing."

This is precisely the problem.  Police usually do all they can to stifle dissent.  Peaceful exercise of First Amendment free speech rights.  A suit like this is quite useful in sending police, their handlers, government itself, and taxpayers a clear message this bullshit will no longer be tolerated.  It's going to cost government considerably financially defending criminal police officers who have been sued.  This is usually why cities settle these suits before trial.  To limit cash outlay.

Indeed, it's the money, stupid.  Hold their feet proverbially to the fire.  Cost the bastards and their clueless shills as much as you can.  Short of an unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon, this is the only way to force change.  The only thing the corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards in blue truly understand.  Hit 'em figuratively where it hurts most.  In the wallet.  Legally take whatever you can in a lawsuit.

"The police’s tactics were “designed to target and punish demonstrators and to deter them from continuing speech and assembly activities,” the lawsuit alleges, arguing that CMPD “persistently violated the constitutional rights of the named plaintiffs… in response to Plaintiffs’ exercise of their constitutional right to assemble and protest.”

This is how law enforcement operates all across the country.  It has to change.

"City officials told the Observer separately Friday that protests waged following the Sept. 20 shooting have cost taxpayers roughly $4.6 million between damages to public property and overtime pay for police."

First of all, we don't know these claims are true.  City officials have conveniently provided no proof to date.  Just talk.  Second, police in full battle dress, engaging in police brutality, criminal assault on protesters, etc. enflame protests.  Often turn them into riots.  Again, protest peacefully.  Within the law.  When criminally assaulted by the jackbooted bastards in blue, however, sue the living shit out of them, their handlers, the government, etc..  Taxpayers will finally get the message, tire of being looted to pay for outrageous police criminal misconduct.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?


10-21-16

Again, and as always, when a cop does something heroic and/or of exceptional benefit to the community, it leads in this publication.  Always.  CBS News reports:

"On October 5th, as Deputy Brandon Hendrix was leaving police headquarters in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, he came across a barefoot homeless woman outside."

In 2016.  At a time of record corporate cash reserves and profits.

“We’re in downtown Tulsa and we’re not too far from the homeless shelter,” explains Casey Roebuck, Director of Public Information for the Tulsa Country Sheriff’s Office. “So, we get a lot of transient folks wandering around downtown, but normally they’re wearing shoes.”

They are.  Not the first time, however, a cop has come upon this.  Readers are reminded of an earlier encounter reported here where a great cop bought a homeless guy a pair of boots, remember?

"This woman, however, was not. And that was simply too much for Deputy Hendrix to take. So, he sprung into action, approaching the woman to ask if he could remedy the situation."

Imagine that.  Couldn't be, could it?

“What was so funny about it was that, when he approached her, she was really afraid she was gonna get arrested,” Roebuck told CBS News.  Far from it. Deputy Hendrix grabbed a fellow law enforcement officer -- as is protocol whenever a male deputy has a female in his car -- and drove the barefoot woman to a local Walmart. There, he let her pick out a pair of shoes that matched her dress and, at checkout, he paid for them."

Too often, fear rules.  Not this time, however.  This officer stood tall.  Did the right thing.  Hat's off.  Best of the best.

"Roebuck says that as the other police officer stood there witnessing Deputy Hendrix’s random act of kindness, he was so moved by it that he felt compelled to snap a picture. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office then tweeted the photo out on its official Twitter account and it started going viral.

    "random act of kindness alert: Dep. noticed this woman doesn't own a pair of shoes. So he took her shopping and let her pick out a new pair. pic.twitter.com/7fHPcNg0CF
    — Tulsa County Sheriff (@TCSO) October 5, 2016"

While it wasn't the intention of this truly fine officer to attract personal attention, or for that matter exponentially improve police-community relations, think it did not?  Again, hat's off, Deputy Brandon Hendrix.  Job  well-done.  Indeed, doesn't get any better than this.

"Deputy Hendrix isn’t a fan of the limelight, and Roebuck points out that when the department initially tweeted out the photo above, he asked that his name not be included in the post.“He was very reluctant to allow us to air his name,” she told CBS News. “He didn’t do this for recognition or publicity. He really just wanted to help.”

Seems the local jackbooted thugs in Llano County could learn a lesson from this.

"Now, she says, many members of the Tulsa community are calling the Sheriff’s Office to ask what happened to the homeless woman involved. All they know, however, is that she was originally from Arizona and just happened to be passing through the area when her path serendipitously crossed that of Deputy Hendrix."

Hey, Bill?  Time to wake up.  Then again, this is Llano County and the following still has not been resolved.


10-21-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-seven weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-seven weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-seven weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


10-21-16

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


10-21-16

In follow up to an earlier egregious case of police misconduct covered in this publication, The Washington Post recently reported:

"The teenager had been selling herself for money since she was 12. She had been “exploited by pimps,” she says, and was in the act of running away from one when she met Brendan O’Brien, a police officer in Oakland, Calif."

Think he helped get her on the straight and narrow?

"But instead of helping the then-17-year-old prostitute, O’Brien and more than 30 other law enforcement officers “continued to traffic, rape, victimize and exploit a teenage girl who needed to be rescued,” according to a legal claim filed with the Oakland city attorney’s office. “Instead of helping [the teen] find a way out of exploitation, they furthered and deepened her spiral down into the sex trade,” the claim adds."

Readers?  This is the way to seek redress.  If f--ked over by police, sue.  Do all you can to bankrupt all involved.  Offending officers, their government handlers, and, yes, ultimately taxpayers.  No better way to force desperately needed change.

"Now 19, the teen is seeking $66 million in damages from the city, its police force, its former chief and multiple officers — the latest twist in an astonishing sex scandal that has swept up several police departments in the San Francisco Bay area."

Again, there is no better way to get the attention of those responsible.  Figuratively, hit 'em where it truly hurts most, -- the wallet.

"The scandal led to the resignation of Oakland’s police chief, as well as the two people appointed to replace him, neither of whom lasted a week. It also led to other firings and suspensions, numerous criminal charges — and an apology from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."

Not good enough.  Sue the living shit out of the bastards.  Worse, at least some of the sexual abuse occurred when the girl was underage.


10-21-16

Amazing how perception of police use of force varies between blacks and whites.  NPR reports:

"A new study highlights differences between the races as they view the recent spate of deadly encounters between blacks and law enforcement.  A survey by the Pew Research Center finds only a third of blacks and nearly three-quarters of whites say police in their communities do an excellent or good job using appropriate force."

Comes as no surprise, does it?

"From Pew's report:

    "Most whites (75%) say their local police do an excellent or good job when it comes to using the right amount of force for each situation. Only 33% of blacks share this view; 63% say the police do only a fair or poor job in this area. About six-in-ten Hispanics (62%) say their community's police are doing at least a good job in this area, while 35% say they are doing only a fair or poor job."

The disparity is sad.  Quite indicative we have a long, long way to go.


10-21-16

Amazing how the public, despite all the abuse within police ranks, still refuses to hold the jackbooted bastards in blue legally accountable for their crimes.  Exacerbated, however, by prosecutors intentionally seating jurors sympathetic to these criminals in uniform.  Think not?  Wake up.  NPR reports:

"The murder trial of two former police officers in the shooting death of a mentally ill homeless man in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2014 has ended without verdicts.  The former officers, Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy, both faced charges of second-degree murder; Sandy was also accused of aggravated battery. After two days of deliberations, the jury considering the murder charges was deadlocked 9-3 for acquittal, according to the Albuquerque Journal. A unanimous jury decision is required in murder cases."

The problem is also due to 'judges' securely in the pockets of both law enforcement as well as prosecutors.  This is why the jackbooted bastards in blue are not held criminally responsible for murdering on the job.  Hear the rumble?

Not clear if the bastards will be re-tried.  What's so incredibly sad?  Get this:

"The two men were accused of shooting James Boyd, 38, when he was camping in the foothills outside Albuquerque in March 2014. Authorities say Boyd suffered from schizophrenia."

The cowardly bastards are not trained to properly handle mental illness.  Shoot first, ask questions later.  Goddamned gutless cowards.


10-21-16

Amazing how police shamelessly bullshit a hopelessly gullible public.  Courtesy of media who refuse to hold them accountable.  Think not?  Get this.  The Washington Times reports:

"The head of the Chicago Police Department said officers are second-guessing themselves for fear of public backlash after a female officer who was seriously wounded in an attack last week chose not to open fire on her attacker."

The Times bought the bullshit without questioning it.  Why?

"Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the injured officer, a 17-year Chicago police veteran, told him she did not use her gun to defend herself for fear of public scrutiny, The Chicago Tribune reported."

Is that right?  Buy it?  Couldn't have used a Taser?  Waited for sufficient back up?

“She didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news,” he said.

Doesn't your heart bleed?  Again, where is serious questioning of the officer and the Department regarding the incident?

"The officer was attacked by a man who allegedly was high on PCP after she stopped at a crash scene in the Austin community Wednesday morning, The Tribune reported."

Again, not good enough. The Times accepted police rendition of the incident as fact.  Did not question any of it.  Why?  They have no bias?  None at all?

"The suspect smashed the officer’s face into the pavement repeatedly until she lost consciousness, police said."

Is that right?  Why didn't she wait for back up?  Why didn't she use her Taser if determined to intervene without back up?

“As I was at the hospital last night, visiting with her, she looked at me and said she thought she was gonna die, and she knew that she should shoot this guy, but she chose not to because she didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news,” Superintendent Johnson said Thursday."

Again, this is no more than shameless huxsterism displayed by the Superintendent.  Do you really believe the public believes the bullshit?  Accepts it at face value?  Without questioning any of it?  Wake up.  The public's not that stupid, sir.

“This officer could [have] lost her life last night,” the superintendent said. “She’s hospitalized right now, but she still has the spirit and the bravery that these officers and firefighters display every day — every day. We have to change the narrative of the law enforcement across this country.”

What a crock of shit.  Self-serving bullshit.  Neither you, sir, nor this officer should be in law enforcement.  You remain an exigent threat to liberty.  To say nothing of truth, principle.

“Just yesterday, we had an incident where officers responded to a simple traffic accident,” Superintendent Johnson said. “Traffic accident — now I want you to think about this for a moment. Responded to a traffic accident to render aid wherever they could. A subject who was under the influence of PCP attacked a female officer, viciously pounded her head into the street as her partner tried to get him off of her. And this attack went on for several minutes.”

All the more reason the officer should have waited for adequate back up.  Still does not explain why since she failed to wait for adequate back up she did not employ her Taser.  Didn't employ her training with a baton to defend herself.  None of this makes sense.  ... Other than the real intention, that is, to confront vis a vis media a recent change in use of force policy officers can't, won't accept.

Proof positive media on the Far Right is in the pocket of law enforcement no matter what it does?

"Asked whether the incident was an example of officers “laying back,” the superintendent said “it’s an example of how dangerous this job is. And because of the scrutiny going on nationwide, there [are] officers second-guessing themselves. That’s what we don’t want,” The Tribune reported."

Pitiful.  Galling.  Aryan arrogant.  Hear the rumble?  Bottom line?  True reason for the above?

"On Friday, the Chicago Police Department proposed a new policy that would require officers to use the least amount of force necessary and centers on the “sanctity of life.”

Can't have that, can we?  The jackbooted bastards in blue can't, won't tolerate it.  They'd rather murder on the job.  With impunity.  Pitiful.  A raucous Sieg Heil!?


10-21-16

Shoot first, ask questions later.  ABC News reports:

"Officials in Florida say a woman was reaching for her cellphone when she was shot and wounded by a sheriff's deputy after being pulled over for running a stop sign in a stolen car."

Amazing how trigger happy and gutless officers have become.  Think the fact the car was stolen justifies the jackbooted bastard opening fire?


10-21-16

Some old jackbooted bastards in blue simply don't know when it's time to retire.  Insanely, believe they are the law.  NPR reports:

"Federal prosecutors will charge Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt of court for violating a judge's order to stop immigration patrols that led to a court finding of racial profiling."

Sadly, this has been an ongoing problem for years with this fascist son of a bitch.  The states don't get to enforce immigration law.  The federal government does.  This piece of shit falsely swore to uphold the United States Constitution.  Done his damnedest to abrogate the Bill of Rights.  Repeatedly disgraced himself as Sheriff.   The immigration fiasco is but a tip of the iceberg.

"The controversial sheriff is expected to be officially charged on Wednesday. If he is convicted of misdemeanor contempt, the 84-year-old Arpaio could face up to six months in jail. The court set a tentative trial date of Dec. 6."

Can't come quickly enough.  This piece of shit should have been reined in years ago.  Was granted carte blanche to do as he pleased.

"The charge is the latest development in a long-running legal battle over Arpaio's policy of enforcing federal immigration laws."

The problem extends much further than immigration.  Arpaio insanely believes he is the law.  Remains an exigent threat to liberty, a democratic republic.

"In December 2011, U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow issued a preliminary injunction ordering Arpaio and his deputies to stop targeting Latino drivers. Prosecutors allege that Arpaio's deputies defied the injunction for at least 18 months. In May 2013, Snow ruled that Arpaio's office had engaged in racial profiling."

Sheriff's response?

"The case has taken some bizarre twists, such as in April when Arpaio admitted that his lawyers had hired a private detective to investigate Snow's wife."

Think this not an egregious abuse of power?  By an out of control jackbooted bastard in blue?  ... You old clueless 'law and order' fascist bastards in Llano County support this abuse of power?  Make excuses for it?  Is this why you grant Blackburn and his jackbooted bastards carte blanche to do as they please?  As long as it's not you getting f--ked, mercilessly looted, abused? This, now, the American Way?   A fascist police-state.  Indeed, The Fourth Reich.

Solution?  Stick it mercilessly to the taxpayers:

"According to the Associated Press, Arpaio's legal problems have cost Maricopa County taxpayers close to $50 million and the price tag could climb to more than $70 million."

Needs to happen here.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

Coup de grace?  Get this:

"The self-described "America's Toughest Sheriff" faces re-election this November for his seventh term as Maricopa County sheriff. Arpaio was first elected in 1992. He has more recently allied himself with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and those who believe President Obama was not born in the United States."

The insanity never ends. Aren't we lucky?


10-21-16

Think the murderous behavior of the jackbooted bastards in blue will end any time soon?  There may be some progress on this issue.  At least, hope so.  Carefully consider the following.  CBS News reports:

"New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill pledged Wednesday to investigate the fatal police shooting of a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed woman in the city’s Bronx borough Tuesday evening, reports CBS New York."

Rings hollow?  Think again.

“We failed,” James O’Neill said of the shooting. “Our first obligation is to preserve life, not to take a life if it can be avoided.”

Imagine that.  At least one police agency may be finally getting the message.

"The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday inside Deborah Danner’s apartment. Police said NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry, who arrived at the home after receiving a call about an emotionally disturbed person, found Danner with scissors in her hand."

Again, this is a woman.  An elderly woman.  Emotionally disturbed.

“He engaged the female in conversation and persuaded her to put down the scissors,” said NYPD Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen. “The female subject approached the sergeant and grabbed a baseball bat. As she attempted to strike the sergeant, he fired two shots from his service revolver, striking her in the torso.”

Unbelievable.  No use of a Taser?  A baton?  He couldn't have grabbed the bat?

"She was immediately rushed to Jacobi Hospital, but did not survive."

This cop is a coward.  Not fit to wear the uniform.

"Police said there have been several incidents with Danner with similar types of calls. According to her family, Danner had been dealing with mental illness for decades."

Police have clearly had experience with this very same woman in the past.  Didn't know how to cope with the situation other than pump a couple of rounds into her?  Pitiful.

"Addressing the media Wednesday, O’Neill said, officers are taught “policies and procedures for handling emotionally-disturbed people.”  “It looks like that some of those procedures were not followed,” O’Neill said."

You think?

"Police said the sergeant was armed with a Taser, but used a firearm instead, a decision that was criticized by community members and activists."

You think?

“It’s disturbing that police do not de-escalate these situations,” said Hawk Newsome, a Black Lives Matter activist. “They have Tasers, they have mace. Why is it that people always end up dead?”

Good question.  It's called cowardice.

"In a statement, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.condemned the shooting.  “This elderly woman was known to the police department, yet the officer involved in this shooting failed to use discretion to either talk her down from her episode or, barring that, to use his stun gun,” Diaz said. “That is totally unacceptable.”

That's right.  It is.  Until the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue are arrested, charged, tried, convicted, sentenced to prison and/or executed for murdering on the job, this will never end.  It's not a training issue.  It's blatant criminal behavior by the jackbooted bastards in blue.


10-21-16

Police in San Antonio have certainly shown their true colors.  At least some of them in uniform supported the national socialist running for the Oval Office in a campaign advertisement.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"San Antonio’s police chief is vowing to discipline more than a dozen officers seen in a Donald Trump campaign video wearing “Make America Great Again” caps while in uniform."

Nazis in police uniform supporting a nazi fuhrer.  Galling.  Pitiful.  Appalling.  Aryan arrogance at its very worst.  The Fourth Reich.  A goddamned fascist police-state.


10-21-16

Amazing how media ignores the ongoing problem of officers who murder on the job.  Simply, don't get it.  Continue to justify the unjustifiable.  Can't understand how and why the rift between law enforcement and the communities they victimize continues to grow.  Fox reports:

"Law enforcement experts say an ambush assault consists of four factors: the element of surprise, concealment of the assailant, suddenness of the attack and a lack of provocation. They can be planned or spontaneous.  “It can happen anywhere, anytime,” Kevin Hassett, the president of the Retired Police Association of the State of New York, said. “You keep your fingers crossed and hope you go home at night and see your kids.”

There is no excuse for the public engaging in violent behavior against their oppressors. None at all.  When you engage in violence, you become criminals.  No better than the murderous jackbooted bastards in blue.  These murderous pieces of shit conveniently forget far more innocent citizens are murdered by these jackbooted bastards than the other way around.

"Hassett worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department for 30 years. Although he saw violence and chaos in his time, he believes an anti-cop climate that some say is fueled in part by Black Lives Matter, has made the job even more dangerous."

Again, he's blaming the oppressed and egregiously criminally abused for the unrest.  Ignores the fact it is murders perpetrated by the police that are directly responsible for that unrest.  If it indeed has become more dangerous to be a cop in at least some areas of our formerly great country, it is precisely because the public no longer is willing to tolerate murders perpetrated by officers on the job.  Police don't seem to understand this.  Insanely, believe they continue to enjoy carte blanche to gutlessly kill on the job, that is, have a license to murder with impunity.

“Wearing the uniform always came with an inherent risk, even back then,” he said. "I'm just glad I'm not a cop now."

You think like that?  You're not qualified to be a cop in a democratic republic.  It's good you're out of the profession.  In uniform, you would be an exigent threat to the innocent as well as liberty.  All civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

"The past year has taken its toll on many police departments and communities across the country. Racially charged police shootings have driven a wedge between police and the vulnerable communities they protect."

That's unadulterated bullshit.  Far more innocent people have been murdered by officers than the other way around.  All too often, certainly increasingly, police don't protect the community.  They victimize it.  This has to change.  Otherwise, the unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon could indeed become reality.  No one wants this.  Yet, unfortunately it is becoming a growing possibility as our formerly great country continues to deteriorate, comes apart at the seams.


10-21-16

See the recently released 2015 video of Austin Police Department Officer Bryan Richter abusing the living shit out of 26-year-old black Austin elementary school teacher Breaion King?  A video APD gutlessly sat on since 2015?  A video even Chief Art Acevedo claims not to have been made aware of until recently?

Get this.  The Statesman recently reported:

"Months after top city officials publicly condemned the controversial arrest of an Austin elementary school teacher, lawyers hired by the city are launching an aggressive defense and staunchly supporting the officers, according to new documents obtained by the American-Stateman and KVUE-TV."

Hypocrisy reeks, doesn't it?  So does political expediency in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

"In the six weeks since Breaion King filed a federal lawsuit, the city has employed a San Antonio attorney at the hourly rate of $175 to represent officer Bryan Richter.  They contend it was King's behavior that fueled the incident."

The hell it did.  Nothing quite like blaming the victim for the crime, is there?  The city can well afford to hire a San Antonio shyster at $175 bucks an hour?  While deliberately f--king the victim of the jackbooted bastard in blue out of compensation for physically assaulting her?  Throwing her to the ground needlessly?

Don't think both officers involved in the abuse were engaging in goddamned gutless racism? Wake up.  The city is now defending this behavior?

"The lawyers also downplay remarks by officer Patrick Spradlin -- who told King that blacks have "violent tendencies" as he drove her to jail in his patrol car -- referring to the controversy over Spradlin's words as "social media exploitation."

These goddamned sad excuses for shysters have their heads so far up their asses their eyeballs are turning inside out.  Worse?  These pieces of shit "downplay" blatant racism?  Insult to injury?  Achingly fascist coup de grace?

"City attorneys are pressing for the suit to be dismissed, a move that is sparking anger among some.  Richter's city-paid lawyer, Charles Frigerio, said his client should be entitled to protective immunity and absolved of any punitive damages."

Nazi justice in Nazi America.  Precisely, why our formerly great country is going to shit.  Clearly, these attorneys have no honor, no sense of principle.  Money rules.  Doesn't matter if a woman who was criminally assaulted by the jackbooted bastard in blue gets her day in court.  Only that the city is spared any cash outlay for the egregious injustice.

While the jackbooted bastard in blue is entitled to and does deserve legal counsel, these lawyers have taken matters a step further.  They're lying in defense of their client.  Should lose their licenses to practice law.  Yet, in Nazi America, an exponentially growing goddamned fascist police-state, anything goes.  What we clearly have here is yet another example of egregious abuse of sovereign immunity.

The bottom line, not withstanding, is the City of Austin is in effect arguing police enjoy carte blanche to do as they please.  With impunity.  Not be held legally accountable for their crimes.  Indeed, a fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.  Nonetheless and ferociously pointedly?  Abused by the jackbooted bastards in blue?  Find an attorney.  Sue the living shit out of the bastards.  Only alternative?  An unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon.  Can't hear the rumble?

Subsequent to writing the above, The Statesman followed up:

"U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed a lawsuit Friday against the city of Austin filed by teacher Breaion King concerning her controversial June 2015 arrest, saying her allegations lacked specificity but that her attorneys could file a new suit with those additions.  King's attorney Erica Grigg said she would immediately do so.  "We plan to amend our complaint to address his concerns," she said."  Sparks' decision to grant the city's motion to dismiss does not affect the suit against officer Bryan Richter who is accused of using excessive force on King, 26, an elementary-school teacher."

Readers are reminded Sparks is the very same federal judge who presided over the Llano County Jail rape lawsuit where jurors found a rape had indeed occurred in the Llano County Jail but awarded no cash damages due to sovereign immunity statutes that protected the County, negligent Jailers and their boss, the former Sheriff, from being held financially accountable for their negligence.

Net effect of this travesty?  End result?  Unintended consequence of this ruling?  Tina Wisdom, who had been jailed on a theft by check charge was punished twice for the very same crime.  First punishment?  Being jailed.  Second punishment?  Enduring rape through the goddamned negligence of the County, the former Sheriff and his Jailers.

Better not bounce a check, readers.  The punishment could wind up being sexual assault in a jail where the government is absolved of any responsibility by sovereign immunity statutes.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  ... You fascist bastards proud of yourselves?


10-21-16

Think police and prosecutors don't routinely attempt to influence the jury pool in their favor? Wake upThe Washington Post reports:

"An unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Tulsa had the drug PCP in his system when he died last month, according to a medical examiner’s report.  Terence Crutcher had “acute phencyclidine intoxication” when he was shot by officer Betty Shelby, according to a report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Oklahoma, which was released Tuesday."

Why was it released prior to trial?  To influence the jury pool?  Give every legal advantage to a jackbooted bastard in blue prior to trial?  Readers will recall this case has already been covered here in this publication as well as elsewhere.  It is an egregious case of police malfeasance and aggressive stupidity.

"Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the wake of Crutcher’s death. Tulsa District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charge against the five-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department after the Sept. 16 shooting.  Shelby “reacted unreasonably” and became “emotionally involved to the point that she overreacted,” an affidavit stated.

This, coming from the prosecutor.  Be quite interesting to see how this case turns out.


10-21-16

Think law enforcement doesn't desperately need re-training?  Improvement in judgment?  Get this.  Fox News reports:

"David Opegbemi and his groomsmen were practicing in a residential parking lot one final time for before his Sept. 22 wedding the next day when they were approached by a Carrollton police officer about a noise complaint.  After the group explained what they were doing, one man offered to show the officer their performance."

Unbelievable.  What 'crime' had they committed?  Black men singing in a parking lot?  Got to be kidding.

The exchange was caught on the officer’s body camera and later released with the message, “We see a lot of bad. But we see a lot of good, too.”  “Our intent was never to disturb the peace. We are just a group of young black educated men who were having a good time and bonding while at dance practice. It's sad that we had the police called on us, but that's our world,” Opegbemi wrote. “We understand that we might be perceived as danger, but we hope this shows something positive and that a group of black men at night is not always a threat.”

How could anyone perceive men singing as a 'threat' or danger to anyone?  How could it be anything but racism responsible for police being called in the first place?

"With the recent turmoil between the African-American community and law enforcement, Opegbemi says he hopes the video will help others see all parties can get along if they respect and show kindness to each other.  “It’s just a positive message," he said."

You think?


10-21-16

As repeatedly stated in this publication, police dining in a restaurant deserve to be treated as anyone else.  Anything short of this is egregiously unacceptable.  Get this.  The Washington Times reports:

"A Texas barbecue restaurant says it has fired the employees responsible for playing a famous anti-police rap song as officers dined Monday.  Deputy Shane Cates wrote in a Facebook post that he and another law enforcement officer were eating at Going’s BBQ in Crosby when kitchen workers blared N.W.A.’s hit song “F— tha Police,” the Houston Chronicle reported.  “I was completely shocked and thought surely no one was doing that as a dig on cops,” Deputy Cates reportedly wrote in his post. “The guy washing dishes was singing the song and pointing out toward the eating area. He turned and noticed me standing there and started laughing.”

If employees cannot treat anyone and everyone with the same level of respect and courtesy, they need to be fired.  Replaced with others who can.  What happened to these officers is exceptionally offensive, unwarranted.  Out of line.  All they were trying to do was eat a meal in peace.


10-21-16

Amazing how police organizations shamelessly toot their own horn.  Take advantage of any circumstance no matter how tragic to promote themselves.  -- Despite ongoing murderous behavior by the jackbooted bastards in blue all over our formerly great country.  This time, however, police seemed to do the right thing, yet failed to release full information in a timely manner regarding a shooting suffered by an officer by a deranged suspect.

This case seems to apparently have a happy ending for those involved.  The lack of transparency, however, prevents the public from yet knowing for sure.  Fox News reports:

"A San Francisco police officer was shot in the head Friday evening in the city's Taraval District and a suspect was in custody, according to reports.  KTVU reported that the officer was conscious and breathing and was expected to survive. The officer was taken to San Francisco General Hospital after the shooting."

Indeed, good news.  Welcome news.

"The incident began at around 8:15 p.m. local time when police responded to a report related to a mentally disturbed individual. KGO-TV reported that police tried to confront the individual who reportedly pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking the officer.  Police issued a shelter-in-place order for the area as they pursued the suspect, who had reportedly fled the scene."

Nothing wrong with any of the above, either.  It's what comes next that is of concern:

“This brave officer was doing his job, protecting the citizens of San Francisco, when he was struck by a bullet tonight,” Martin Halloran, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association said in a statement. “For his courage, he deserves all our gratitude and respect. Please keep him in your prayers tonight.”

He was doing his job, Mr. Halloran.  What he is paid to do.  How is this officer a hero?  You certainly provided no details at all.  Expect the public to accept anything you say as gospel truth?  Why not immediately explain to the public what he did, how he risked his life, decided not to empty his service weapon into the suspect?  At a time of little to no faith in law enforcement, transparency is vital.  For the safety of officers as well as the public they claim to 'protect and serve.'

"Police cornered the suspect about an hour after the shooting. SWAT units deployed non-lethal flash bang grenades and then apprehend the suspect.  It was not immediately clear what condition the suspect was in or whether he was injured in the exchange of fire with police. However, Officer Carlos Manfredi said the suspect was also at San Francisco General."

Again, it is quite remarkable, in fact highly commendable police did not kill the suspect.  The lack of full transparency remains a problem, however.  This needs to change.  Now.  ... If law enforcement truly wishes to improve police-community relations.


10-21-16

Protest must remain non-violent.  Otherwise, protesters are no better than the jackbooted bastards in blue.  Fox reports:

"Police used pepper spray and arrested 10 people as demonstrators stormed City Hall in Portland, Oregon, Wednesday trying to stop the City Council from voting on a new police contract that includes more pay for officers and raised questions about the future use of body cameras."

What could protesters possibly be thinking?  This does nothing but play right into the hands of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept law enforcement and their shill handlers in government.  Is achingly counter productive.

"Police said Wednesday evening they had arrested nine people but later revised that number to 10.  The demonstration forced Mayor Charlie Hales to stop the meeting, but city commissioners soon reconvened in a secure, third-floor room to vote while protesters from Black Lives Matter and Don't Shoot Portland were kept below.  Amid chants and shouts from below, the commissioners voted 3-1 in favor of the new contract, setting off another round of protests that briefly blocked public transit in the downtown core."

Clearly, government shills and handlers of law enforcement will nearly always support the jackbooted bastards in blue no matter what they do.  Unhappy with government?  Vote the mayor and council out of office.  Do what you can to recall the bastards.

"Protesters threw objects at officers both inside and outside City Hall, the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement."

If indeed true, police were justified in arresting those responsible.

"Protesters dispersed as darkness fell, but organizers said a demonstration was planned for Friday."

Protesters need to remain lawful.  At all times.  Protest within the law.  Do not cooperate with government, but do so lawfully.  Invoke your right to silence and legal counsel.  Say nothing to the bastards other than lawfully identify yourself.  Anything you say will be twisted into something it's not and used to prosecute you.  They cannot be trusted.  Lie like hell.  With the blessing of 'judges' they have in their pockets.

Then, falsely accuse their innocent victims by lying like hell themselves not only to prosecutors, but also in court.  Make it as difficult for government to continue f--king the public it allegedly 'serves,' but do so lawfully.  Make it abundantly clear to government it does not have the support of the public, but do so lawfully, non-violently.  Otherwise, you give the jackbooted bastards in blue carte blanche to further engage in criminal behavior of their own.  Including murdering on the job with impunity.  No legal consequences.  Murders that get rubber stamped.

The situation in Oregon, as well as elsewhere throughout our formerly great country, is not simple, easy, and not without exceptional duplicity.  Get this:

"Police watchdog groups grew concerned earlier this month when an initial version of the contract guaranteed officers the right to view body camera footage before writing up any non-fatal encounters with civilians."

Again, as outrageous as this is, it does not justify protesters breaking the law, engaging in violence against the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  You do as they do?  You become no better than them.


10-21-16

No accounting for the insanity rampantly growing across the country.  Get this.  Law enforcement is insanely criminally assaulting its own.  CBS News reports:

"A man wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle shot two Boston police officers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at his home before being shot and killed by other officers, police said.  The suspect was identified as Kirk Figueroa, 33, of East Boston. The Boston City Clerk’s Office confirmed to CBS Boston that Figueroa was a constable for the city, and was sworn in in July."

What the hell is going on in our formerly great country?


10-21-16

Think criminal vetting of law enforcement hires should be relaxed?  Will lead to desperately needed diversity in policing?  Carefully, consider the following.  Think very carefully about it.  The Washington Times reports:

"Local police departments’ use of criminal background checks and citizenship requirements to vet job applicants are among the barriers limiting diversity in law enforcement, a new Justice Department report finds."

Think so?

"The report, released Wednesday in conjunction with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, critiques several widely used police-hiring practices — noting that over-reliance on such criteria “may limit certain underrepresented communities’ representation in law enforcement agencies.”

Certainly, might.  But at what cost?  How will it be done?  What safeguards will be put in place to protect the public?

“Ensuring that law enforcement agencies represent the diversity of the communities they serve can help restore trust and improve policing,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta."

Indeed, it certainly would.  But how this is to be done is just as critical to its success.  Think not?

"Criminal background checks done as part of police departments’ hiring processes are “likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants,” the report states."

Certainly, would.  Forget?  Law enforcement disproportionately targets minorities due to inherent racism and racist views sadly ubiquitous throughout law enforcement and its equally racist shills, supporters.  The current unrest in our formerly great country is directly due to this.  Yet, the old 'law and order' bastards here in Llano County continue to remain clueless.  Sadly, closet racism and misogyny reign supreme here and elsewhere.

"The report acknowledges that police departments are “undeniably justified in carefully vetting and investigating potential hires” through background checks, but it suggests that agencies should not automatically disqualify applicants who have used drugs or have a criminal record."

Say what?

“Excluding applicants regardless of the nature of the underlying offense, or how much time has passed since an offense occurred, or without any consideration of whether the candidate has changed in the intervening period, can be a significant — and unwarranted — barrier,” the report states."

This needs to be very, very carefully considered.  Police are supposed to set the example.  Be held to at least the very same standard the public is held to.  A large part of the problem today is the fact they are not.  Remain protected and coddled no matter what they do.  Including, murdering on the job.  This has to change.

If it does not, the unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon could indeed become reality.  We already, unfortunately, see evidence of this in the streets of our formerly great country.  Violent protest and insurrection are no more than low-grade revolution.  Think not?  Wake up.  -- That's not to say, however, that changes in how police are recruited shouldn't be considered.  Just that we need to be very, very careful.


10-21-16

Insult to injury?  Failure to hold police legally accountable for their crimes.  Consider the following.  While a step in the right direction, unless police are successfully  prosecuted when they murder, abuse, or shake down the public, nothing will change.  The Washington Post reports:

"A training program to teach street officers new tactics to de-escalate situations with unarmed subjects is being rolled out Sunday at a national police convention and is being embraced by police chiefs in many of America’s biggest cities as a way to prevent hundreds of fatal shootings each year."

Not good enough.  Without successful prosecution, full legal accountability, nothing changes.  Exactly, what police and their clueless shills desperately want and expect.  A free pass.

“These shootings by and large are not the officers’ fault,” said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, the Washington think tank pushing the new program. “They’re doing what they’re trained to do. We have to change that training. We have to give them more tools to slow things down. It’s a change in culture, a different way of thinking.”

You're callously making excuses for murderous officers.  That's goddamned unadulterated bullshit.  Remarkably, chillingly reminiscent of what Nazi commanders claimed during war crimes tribunals held at the end of the Second World War.  These bastards lamely, falsely claimed they were only following orders.  Was not good enough then, not good enough today for our criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  They must be held criminally accountable for their crimes.  Anything less is unacceptable.  A travesty of justice.

Yet, the jackbooted bastards in blue continue to make excuses for criminal officers:

"But Wexler’s proposal remains hugely controversial in American law enforcement, including with the president of the IACP, Wellesley, Mass., police Chief Terry Cunningham, whose organization is composed of 18,000 police chiefs nationwide, mostly from small departments. After Wexler first proposed the theory of the “PERF 30” in January, the IACP joined forces with the Fraternal Order of Police union to denounce the concept, and now that actual retraining programs are in place, those denunciations remain in full effect."

Clearly, these bastards wish to continue murdering innocent citizens.  Do so with impunity.  Worse?  How clueless these jackbooted bastards clearly are:

“An officer can only de-escalate a situation if the person they’re dealing with is willing to de-escalate,” Cunningham said."

This fascist son of a bitch has it ass backwards.  It is officers who are escalating the violence, not their victims.  Case after case after case in this publication and elsewhere scream otherwise.  Hear the rumble, Mr. Cunningham? That deaf?  Or, is it hopeless aggressive stupidity, aching Aryan arrogance?


10-21-16

Apparently, at least some police agencies are attempting to foment violence.  Think not? Wake up.  Remember Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. covered earlier in this publication as well as elsewhere?  He's back.  Get this.  ABC News reports:

"Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., a prominent Trump supporter and vocal critic of Black Lives Matter who spoke at the Republican National Convention this year, tweeted today that instead of just complaining about corruption in the White House, other federal institutions and the media, it's "pitchforks and torches time."  Clarke, who regularly appears on cable news shows, posted what appeared to be a stock photo of men and women brandishing torches, pitchforks and clubs, and wrote, "It's incredible that our institutions of gov, WH, Congress, DOJ, and big media are corrupt & all we do is bitch. Pitchforks and torches time."

Had it been an ordinary citizen opining the above, think this piece of shit wouldn't have received a visit from law enforcement?

"People have to find a more socially acceptable way to deal with their frustration, their anger and resentment," Clarke said in August when protesters in Milwaukee clashed with police in reaction to the officer-involved shooting death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. "We cannot have the social upheaval -- the chaos that we saw [during the protest] frightens good, law-abiding people in those neighborhoods."

Is that right, Sheriff?  If there is indeed "chaos," it's because pieces of shit like you justify your jackbooted bastards in blue murdering on the job, you achingly clueless fascist son of a bitch.  Guess what?  Clarke's hands are far from clean.  Surprised?  Wake up.  Get this:

"Clarke's office has come under scrutiny recently over a 38-year-old man dying of thirst in the county jail.  Terrill Thomas, 38, was found dead in his jail cell in April, nine days after he was arrested in connection with a shooting. The death was ruled a homicide, with dehydration the primary cause, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Clarke has not commented on Thomas' death, and issued a press release in September citing an internal investigation of the case as the reason why."

The Sheriff is a liar.  He has not commented because he cannot justify the unjustifiable.  His gross incompetence, as well as that of his jailers.  Think Clarke has no mental issues?  Wake up:

    "To all @realDonaldTrump supporters, Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled (John:14 1-3) Big media knows that our day is coming. Stay strong. pic.twitter.com/IBSX9E8llo
    — David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) October 15, 2016"


10-21-16

Police have no clue how to approach and handle mental health emergencies.  The jackbooted bastards in blue gutlessly shoot first, ask questions later.  Think not?  Wake up.  You're egregiously out of touch with what's happening in our formerly great country.  NBC News reports:

"Police fatally shot a woman in Austin, Texas early Sunday after her husband placed a mental health call because he was worried about his wife's behavior.  Austin Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay told reporters that officers were told the woman was behaving erratically and had a weapon. When police arrived at the scene, a woman came out of an apartment and told officers to shoot her, Gay said."

Guess what? The gutless bastards obliged.

"As the officers approached, Gay said the woman began pointing a weapon at them. Gay said the officers asked the woman to stand down. When she didn't, the officers fired at the woman, according to NBC affiliate KXAN."

The jackbooted bastards in blue couldn't have set up a perimeter?  Took shelter behind their vehicles?  Found a way to wait her out?  Wait for skilled mental health professionals to arrive?  Assess the situation?  That's clearly not how the gutless jackbooted bastards in blue operate.  Shoot first, ask questions later.  Police procedure in a goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.

The cowardly pieces of gutless shit weren't finished, however.  Had to make sure she wasn't alive.  Justified pumping additional rounds into her:

"Gay said the woman was still moving after being shot and "had the weapon in her hand pointing at the direction of the officers." Gay said the officers fired several more shots over fear that the woman still posed a threat, according to KXAN's report."

None of this is credible.  None of it.  Worst of all?  Any 'investigation' will rubber stamp the atrocity.  These goddamned gutless pieces of shit in blue couldn't have moved away from her?  Let her die in peace?  A mentally ill woman.  Gutless pieces of shit.  A goddamned fascist police-state where the unjustifiable is now justified by police commanders.  Nazi America.  The Fourth Reich.

"Police did not identify the weapon they said was recovered at the scene."

Why not?  Had to get their stories straight?  In line?

"KXAN reported that the woman had a gun."

How do they know?  Were they there at the time of the shooting?  Or, have they accepted the word of the jackbooted bastards in blue?

"The woman, who officials only identified as a 26-year-old female, was transported to the hospital where she later died. Police said they have audio of the incident but no video was recorded at the time."

Why not? Why no video?   Was it intentionally not recorded to protect their gutless asses?

"The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. Both have been with the department for three years. Austin police have opened an official investigation into the incident."

Translation?  Nothing will be done.  This outrageously gutless atrocity will be rubber stamped.  Nearly always is.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?


10-21-16

As has become clear, prisons are not correctional institutions.  No more than hell hole warehouses.  Doesn't matter to the public nearly all inmates someday get released in society with no skills, job prospects.  Likely to re-offend.  Then again, wouldn't want to confuse the old 'law and order' clueless bastards in Llano County with the truth, however.

CBS News reports:

"Employees at a remote Northern California prison largely view inmates as “little more than wild animals” incapable of being rehabilitated, according to the latest in a long series of critical reports."

So do the not-so-enlightened here in Llano County.

"California corrections officials sought the external review after the state inspector general reported last year that High Desert State Prison guards had created a “culture of racism” and engaged in alarmingly frequent use of force against inmates."

Sounds like Nazi Texas, doesn't it?


10-14-16

As always when a cop does something heroic and/or of great benefit to the community, it always leads in this publication.  Always.  The Washington Post reports:

"So when Cpl. Kirk Keffer of the Benicia Police Department spotted a lone, lanky teenager walking on Industrial Way during the graveyard shift a few Saturdays ago, he was curious. It was after 11 p.m. and dark outside, and the boy was just nearing the highway overpass.  “Usually in the industrial area, there’s no foot traffic, so it was kind of weird to see someone walking around on foot,” Keffer told The Washington Post."

Indeed, a great cop.  Concerned about a most unusual occurrence.

"He stopped his patrol car, got out and called out to the pedestrian.  Was he okay? What was he doing out there by himself?"

Did what a good cop should do.  At the same time raised anxiety in the kid...

"The teenager, 18-year-old Jourdan Duncan, was equally startled at first.  “I was absolutely nervous,” he said. “I thought, okay, um, did I do anything wrong? Is he going to put me in cuffs? I didn’t do anything bad.”

This is precisely why police-community relations are so important.  Absolutely, critical.

"Duncan told Keffer he was walking back to his parents’ home in Vallejo. He had just gotten off from his job at Pro-Form Laboratories, where the teen worked on the packaging line from 3 p.m. until around midnight."

A great kid working a job.

“Vallejo? That’s like seven miles away,” Keffer said he remembered saying to Duncan."

Did you get that?  Understand?  The kid had a long, long walk.

"Soon, he had cleared out the passenger seat in his patrol car and offered Duncan a ride home.  On the drive, Keffer asked the teen more questions. Why Benicia? Why not drive to work?  He was agog that anybody would walk more than two hours each way, every day."

You think?

"Duncan explained that he had just graduated from Jesse Bethel High School the year before. He had gotten a job at Pro-Form Laboratories in May, and enjoyed being around his co-workers. He was saving money for college, he said — but really wanted to be an officer with the California Highway Patrol, to follow in the footsteps of some relatives who were in law enforcement."

Small world, isn't it?

"When the timing belt and an engine valve on his 2001 Volvo broke in July, Duncan got a few rides from friends and co-workers, but soon decided he would try to walk to avoid burdening others.  “I didn’t want to always call somebody and be like, ‘Hey, can you pick me up?’ ” he said. “That would have took a lot of people’s time.”

... Know more than a few craggy old bastards here in Llano County three or four or five times his age who don't have his level of maturity.  Worse?  Sorely lack the judgment of this kid.

"Duncan never told his parents he started walking. (“They thought I was getting rides every day,” he admits.) The first time he plotted out a walkable route on Google Maps, it spit out an estimated commute time of 2 hours and 15 minutes.  “This is going to be a long walk,” Duncan thought. On his first day going to work by foot, he didn’t know what to expect. “The whole way there I just had my earphones in, kept quiet and I just power-walked the whole way.”

How many of you in the readership would do the same?  Have his moxie?  Determination?

"That was in July. Gradually, the foot commute grew easier for him.  “The walk now, it’s not a problem for me,” he said."

Think we can all learn a lesson from this remarkable kid?

"By the time Keffer pulled up to Duncan’s parents’ house that night — all of 15 minutes later, by car — the police officer was impressed. Most people won’t even walk down to the store, he joked."

No kidding.

“I was just like, wow, Jourdan, that’s really impressive, your dedication and your hard work,” Keffer said. “At age 18, that’s a good work ethic to have, and I said, you know, I admire that. Just keep doing what you’re doing.”

That's what it takes.  Doing what has to be done.  No matter the circumstances.  Doesn't end there, however.  Amazing what can get done and how quickly when the will is there.  Requisite determination.  Get this:

"They parted ways and Keffer returned to the police department in Benicia. Still, he couldn’t get Duncan’s commute out of his head. He mentioned his interaction to his shift supervisor, who, like Keffer, happened to be a board member of the Benicia Police Officers’ Association.  “So I hit him up and say, ‘I just had this contact with this young man,’ ” Keffer said. ” ‘He’s walking five hours a day, and I think it should be rewarded. What if we help him out?’ ”They emailed the rest of the board to seek approval to buy a bicycle. It was, he said, one of the fastest votes they’ve ever taken: Within an hour, enough board members wrote back in agreement. And so, the following day, Keffer visited Wheels in Motion, a local bike shop."

This is the kind of thing that desperately needs to happen all over this country.

"He was looking for a good mountain bike, Keffer explained to the owner. Something with a reliable gearing system that could handle Benicia’s steep hills. The longtime shop owner, Greg Andrade, helped him pick out a $500 Giant-brand bicycle — and loved the teen’s story so much that he also donated a lighting system, brake light and helmet."

Good will, not contagious?  This is precisely how good police-community relations can, should, and will develop if given a chance.  More importantly, this is one excellent way to keep the young out of trouble.  Enlightened self interest.  They need support like this, meaningful mentoring coming from the community.  Including law enforcement.  Especially, law enforcement.  Starts with law enforcement turning into the role model it can and should be.

"The only matter left was how to surprise Duncan.  Keffer looked up Pro-Form Laboratories and dialed the company, asking for Duncan’s boss. Then, he explained their encounter the night before. Was Jourdan scheduled to work Monday? Would they mind if a few officers stopped by the warehouse to surprise him with something?  That Monday night, Sept. 19, Duncan’s supervisor called him out and told him to go outside. Some policemen were waiting for him."

Again, the kid's anxiety level skyrocketed.

"Once again, Duncan was taken aback. His boss assured him he was not in trouble.  Outside, he spotted Keffer, along with some other Benicia police officers.  “‘We have something for you,'” he said they told him, pulling the bicycle out from behind a car. “‘This is your bike’ … I was like, wait, what? Is this some kind of trick?”

It was no trick.  Amazing what can happen in less than a day when the will is there.

"The bike was a token of their gratitude, the officers said.  “We would like to acknowledge your hard work and dedication for what you do and setting the example for kids your age,” Keffer said they told him. “Hopefully this’ll make your trip easier.”

Doesn't get any better than this, does it?

"Duncan said he and Keffer are keeping in touch, and that Keffer has offered to take him on a ride-along so he can get a better idea of what being a police officer is all about.  “It’s something I’ve been interested in since high school. A lot of my family members, they’re in law enforcement,” Duncan said. “It’s like, what they do and, due to a lot of people thinking that there are bad cops out there, I want to prove that all cops aren’t bad — which is true, due to what just happened to me.”

This is policing at its very best.  Hat's off to all who made this possible  Not only did the Department do the right thing, they may very well have recruited one of the best new officers they ever had.

Amy B Wang is quite an insightful general assignment reporter for The Washington Post.  The quotes are hers.  What makes this story even more remarkable is the fact Mr. Duncan is black.  With the number of blacks targeted by law enforcement recently, this story could not come at a more appropriate time.


10-14-16

How can the unthinkable seemingly happen over and over and over again?  Fox News reports:

Before Kayden Culp was placed in an induced coma on Sunday, the 10-year-old special-needs child who had been lured to a Texas shack, doused with gasoline and set on fire was able to tell his mom the person responsible for the grisly attack needed to face justice: “He hurt me. He set me on fire. He needs to go to jail.”  Authorities had taken into custody Wednesday night one of the three boys – ages 9, 10 and 11 – believed to be involved in the horrific assault in the town of Kerrville."

How can this happen?  How does this happen?  Hard to believe anyone raises a kid to commit an atrocity like this.  Certainly, don't intentionally do so.  At least, hope not.


10-14-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-six weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-six weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-six weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


10-14-16

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


10-14-16

Yet another inexplicable killing perpetrated by police.  The Washington Post reports:

"What next in the investigation of unarmed black motorcyclist Terrence Sterling, who was shot and killed on Sept. 11 by D.C. Police Officer Brian Trainer?  Speaking to reporters last week, Jason Downs, an attorney for Sterling’s family, said the 31-year-old was killed “unlawfully and unjustifiably.”  “It appears that Officer Trainer fired his weapon from the safety of his police vehicle when Mr. Sterling did not pose any threat to him whatsoever,” Downs said. The family, he said, wants more information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which took place near Third and M Streets NW."


10-14-16

More police malfeasance, gross incompetence.  CBS News reports:

"Two Mississippi police officers have been fired after the death of a 3-year-old girl, who authorities say was left alone in a parked patrol car for four hours last week.  CBS Biloxi affiliate WLOX-TV reports the Long Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to terminate Officer Cassie Barker and Sgt. Clark Ladner.  Chief Wayne McDowell recommended the immediate termination of the officers, who were also suspended without pay during the investigation. Reports said he cited a violation of department policies - conduct detrimental to the public."

Criminal charges have not been filed.  Why not?  Police all across this country quickly arrest and charge anyone who leaves a kid to die in a vehicle.  Why isn't the same standard applied to officers?


10-14-16

Another outrageous murder committed by the jackbooted bastards in blue.  This one, six years ago.  Fair warning.  This one's no more than gutless premeditated murder.  NPR reports:

"On a late summer day in 2010, John T. Williams, a Native American woodcarver, was walking across the street carrying his carving knife and a small piece of wood when he was shot and killed by a Seattle police officer."

This guy was an avid wood carver.  An artist.

"He was carving an eagle at the moment," his brother Rick recalls, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. Rick tells his friend Jay Hollingsworth that his brother loved to carve — had been carving even at age 4, when he completed his first totem pole. He says John could walk and carve at the same time, and that was just what he was doing, carrying his knife openly."

You old 'law and order' nazi bastards here in Llano County think he got what he deserved? That stupid?

"You see the dashcam video, and you see the officer — he's already got his weapon out" says Hollingsworth. "And he screams a couple of times, 'Put the knife down!' But John was deaf in one ear. He finally heard that somebody was walking up to him. So he had started to turn towards the sound he heard. And then shots rang out."  It all happened in 4.7 seconds, Rick says."

What we have here is a clueless, gutless, jackbooted bastard in blue murdering an innocent man.

"This image I see every day in my sleep," he says. "It's been six years. I walk through depression, suicide thoughts, anger, rage. It's a side of me that I want to leave alone."  No criminal charges were filed against the officer, Ian Birk, who later resigned. In April 2011, the city of Seattle settled with Williams' family for $1.5 million."

Not good enough.  Nowhere near good enough.  This piece of shit should have been tried and convicted of murder.  Was not.  Skated.  In a goddamned fascist police-state where the murderous jackbooted bastards in blue are protected, coddled.  Pampered.  The Fourth Reich.


10-14-16

Amazing how out of control law enforcement has become.  The Washington Post reports:

"Even among the colorful pantheon of Texas lawmen, Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West has seized his share of the limelight. In his 16-year career patrolling the West Texas outback, he has busted crooner Willie Nelson for pot, accused the Mexican army of invading U.S. territory and repeatedly ripped the federal government on television over border security."

Think that's all?

"Less well known are the country sheriff’s strange connections to a rogue Navy intelligence office at the Pentagon that has been under criminal investigation for the past three years.  The former director of the intelligence unit, David W. Landersman, a civilian, is facing federal conspiracy charges for allegedly orchestrating a mysterious scheme to equip Navy commandos with hundreds of untraceable AK-47 rifle silencers."

What the hell is a Texas Sheriff doing with a "rogue Navy intelligence office at the Pentagon?"  This goes way beyond the pale.  Yet, another indication government is egregiously out of control.


10-14-16

Yet another example of out of control police brutality.  The Washington Post reports:

"Dejuan Yourse was outside his mother’s house, sitting on the front porch in Greensboro, N.C., when two police officers arrived."

That a crime?

"They’d received a report about a possible burglary and a man with a shovel trying to open a house’s garage. When they saw Yourse on the porch, they asked what he was doing and why he was there.  Yourse explained that he didn’t have a key to his mother’s house and he was waiting for her to get home. When one of them seemed suspicious, Yourse tried to get the officer on the phone with his mother, but the call rolled to voicemail. He also told him to talk to neighbors to verify his identity."

Again, wouldn't want to confront a jackbooted bastard in blue with the truth, would we?

"The confrontation between Yourse, who is black, and the white officer, Travis Cole — captured in body cameras — started out as a cordial conversation, but it escalated after only a few minutes. The June incident resulted in an internal affairs investigation by the Greensboro Police Department, which found that Cole used excessive force on Yourse and violated other agency rules when he punched and violently arrested the 36-year-old man, who had not committed a crime."

Think there was any justice?  That the officers were held criminally accountable?

"Last August, two months after the incident, Cole resigned. The other officer involved in the incident, Officer C.N. Jackson, left her post last week, according to media reports."

Sham 'prosecutor's' 'reasoning?'

"Chief Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann did not return a call from The Post on Monday, but he told the Greensboro News & Record last week that Cole did not commit a crime. Law enforcement officers are entitled to use whatever amount of force they deemed necessary to arrest someone they believed committed a crime, Neumann told the paper.  “To charge him would be a violation of my role as a prosecutor,” Neumann said."

This is Orwellian 'doublespeak.'  Nazi justice in a goddamned fascist police-state.  ... The Fourth Reich.  Who really won the Second World War European Theater?


10-14-16

Yet another egregious example of murderous police behavior.  CNN reports:

"A Louisiana judge released body cam video Wednesday showing officers firing multiple rounds into a car, unknowingly striking and killing a 6-year-old boy.  The incident, which happened in September 2015, resulted in the indictments of two marshals on second degree murder and second degree attempted murder charges."

Be interesting to see where this all goes, -- other than nowhere.


10-14-16

Yet another example of nazi justice in a fascist police-state.  The Washington Post reports:

"An abused and troubled California boy who, under police interrogation, confessed to killing his neo-Nazi father, lost in a bid to overturn his conviction.  On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided it would not hear the case of Joseph Hall."

This kid was 10 at the time he shot and killed the abusive neo-Nazi bastard he called dad.

"The decision was met with dismay from child advocates who argued that the 10-year-old boy who shot and killed his abusive father in 2011 could not have realized the wrongfulness of his actions."

You think?

"Joseph was convicted in 2013 of second-degree murder of his father, Jeffrey Hall, a rising star among white supremacists. He was sentenced to 10 years in a California juvenile facility, and  will be 23 by the time he’s released."

Think that justice?  Think again.

"At the heart of Joseph’s case was his decision to give up his Miranda rights while being interrogated by a police officer.  His supporters argue that Joseph, now 15, has developmental disabilities and could not have understood what that meant."

Doesn't matter to the national socialists who haughtily legislate their perverse ideological and religious views from the bench.

"Child advocates, as well as Joseph’s legal team, believe the Supreme Court’s decision leaves unaddressed an issue that affects countless numbers of children who are interrogated by police officers.  “We are obviously disappointed that the Supreme Court denied Joseph’s petition, which presented important questions that are worthy of review,” Joseph’s attorney, Nima Mohebbi, said in a statement. “We believe the notion that any ten-year-old can understand and intelligently waive his or her Miranda rights in a coercive police interrogation is nonsensical.”

Then again, this is a goddamned fascist police-state where anything goes.  Anything at all.  Forget?  The Fourth Reich.


10-14-16

ABC News reports:

"Chicago's police chief on Friday released details of a proposed new policy that would require officers to use the least amount of force necessary and emphasizes the "sanctity of life."  The proposal requires officers to intervene if they see another officer violating department policy. Deadly force could only be used to prevent immediate threat of death or great bodily harm. The announcement comes as the U.S. Department of Justice investigates the department after a white officer was charged with murder for the fatal shooting of a black teenager in 2014. Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times."

A little too little, way too late.  Beside the point, as well.  If you don't arrest, charge, try, convict, and sentence officers who murder on the job to life in prison and/or the death penalty, nothing will change.  These murderous jackbooted bastards in blue are not held legally accountable for their crimes.  Precisely, why nothing will change.  Nothing at all. The murders will continue.


10-14-16

CBS News reports:

"A former Spring Hill, Tennessee police officer has been indicted on sex-related charges that allegedly occurred while he was on duty.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that a Maury County grand jury on Monday returned indictments charging 26-year-old Christopher Patrick Odom with rape, sexual battery and two counts of official misconduct."

Be interesting to see if this, indeed, goes anywhere, won't it?


10-14-16

Again, no justice in Ferguson.  NBC News reports:

"A federal judge on Monday dismissed a $40 million civil rights lawsuit that alleged police used excessive force against protesters in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown.  In a 74-page ruling, Judge Henry Autry sided with Missouri law enforcement saying the protesters "have completely failed to present any credible evidence that any of the actions taken by these individuals were taken with malice or were committed in bad faith."

They weren't?  Day is night, night is day, and shit smells perversely sweet in the world of the regal, royal national socialist shills of law enforcement ensconced on the bench.  All, egregiously ass backwards.  Further proof positive these bastards on the bench remain in the pocket of the jackbooted bastards in blue.  No justice.  No accountability.  A rubber stamp for out of control, corrupt, abusive, inept law enforcement goons.  The bastards in blue remain out of uniform.  So do the 'judges' on the bench.  No swastika armbands.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?


10-7-16

Again, and as always, when a cop does something heroic and/or of great benefit to the community it always leads in this publication.  Always.  CBS News reports:

"A driver who was pulled over for speeding after finding out his sister was killed, said he is grateful for the police officer who stopped him, after the officer drove him 100 miles to be with his family.   Mark E Ross posted to Facebook that his sister was killed in a car accident, and he instantly got in the car to be with his family.  “Of course we were speeding, trying to get back to Detroit,” he wrote. “And we got pulled over in Ohio.”  Ross said he knew once he was pulled over that he was going to have to go to jail due to a petty warrant.  “I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother ASAP,” Ross wrote on Facebook. “I broke down crying and he saw the sincerity in my cry.”

Amazing, isn't it?  The officer's profound compassion certainly trumped the driver's stupidity.  Know you have a warrant?  Have a death in the family?  One thing you certainly don't want to do is attract attention by speeding.  The cop had every right to haul him in.  To his credit, did not.

"Ross said the officer then began praying over him, and his family.   “He offered to bring me 100 miles further to Detroit because they towed the vehicle,” Ross said.   Ross told Inside Edition that Sgt. David Robison was true to his word, and drove him to be with his family.   “Everybody knows how much I dislike Cops but I am truly Greatful (sic) for this Guy. He gave me hope,” Ross wrote."

No question, Ross is an idiot.  Cops don't usually easily suffer fools.  To his credit, Sgt. David Robison did the right thing.  And his duty at the same time.  Forget?  The vehicle got towed.  Used great judgment in both holding the offender accountable as well as assisting him with a hundred mile ride to get to family at the time of death of a loved one.  Hat's off, Sgt. Robison.  Job well done.  ... Not all, however:

"According to Inside Edition, Robison is now going to also attend the funeral services for the teenage sister of Ross.   Ross’ Facebook post has now gone viral, with more than 100,000 shares on Facebook."

Amazing, isn't it?  Ross, an idiot, gets treated with compassion by a cop.  Can we stand it?


10-7-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-five weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-five weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-five weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


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Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


10-7-16

Another needless killing by police.  This time in California.  NBC News reports:

"An unarmed black man fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb Tuesday — after allegedly taking a "shooting stance," according to cops — was not mentally ill but had suffered from a mental breakdown over the recent death of a friend, his family said Thursday.  The shooting death of Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, in El Cajon sparked protests and occurred amid heightened tensions nationwide over the use of deadly police force against people of color."

Protesters are caustically reminded you engage in violence?  You're no better than the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  You engage in violence?  You give rogue officers carte blanche to murder on the job.  Wake up.

At time of writing, police continue to refuse to release video of the encounter.  In an effort to unduly sway public opinion, however, they released a still. The shooting occurred in broad daylight.  The jackbooted bastards claim the victim took a shooting stance.  Guess what?  The alleged 'gun' was a vape device.  In broad daylight, they couldn't tell the difference?

"Police said Olango took an item out of his pocket and pointed it at an officer who then shot him. The item turned out to be a vape smoking device, police said.  "Mental breakdown is not easy to control. He needed someone who was trained. Just calm him down, and then take care of the situation," Olange's mother, Pamela Benge, said at a news conference Thursday.  "That's all that the call was called for," she said. "Not to come and just finish his life."

Shoot first, ask questions later.  The bastards are gutless.  ABC News reports:

"El Cajon police released a still image from the video of Olango grasping the object in both hands and aiming it at the officer.  The family urged authorities to release the entire video of the shooting. A lawyer representing them said that authorities were misinforming the public by only showing the single image.  "It's a wonderful way if you're litigating a case in the media," attorney Dan Gilleon said. "It fits a perfect narrative for them."

Indeed, it is, -- and does.  Again, no more than deliberate deception on the part of police and their handlers.  Can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, dazzle 'em with bullshit.  They did.  No justice.  No reason not to release the video since no one but the cops had any involvement in the fiasco.  Clearly, at least in this case, they're stonewalling to cover their ass despite the following:

"The El Cajon mayor defended the decision to release the single frame, saying it accurately represented the situation the two officers faced.  "I thought it was way too incendiary to not release something," Mayor Bill Wells said."

Prove it.  Show the video.  Any and all video.  Particularly, any the public took at the scene of the killing.  The real reason the video was not immediately released?  The Mayor's second statement.  The bastard wants to curtail protest.  Protect his jackbooted bastards in blue.  Precisely, why police are losing credibility all across our formerly great country.  A desperate need for transparency.

NPR reports:

"One officer on the scene discharged a Taser. Another officer — the one who "had the object pointed at him," Davis says — "simultaneously" fired a gun, shooting the man several times."

If true, both thugs did not act in concert?  One tases, the other kills?  Why multiple rounds?  The first high-powered round didn't put the victim on the ground?  Was the jackbooted bastard making sure he killed the victim?  Again, all this remains preliminary.  Police are still sitting on the truth.  The prosecutor is refusing to release video.

"A bystander began streaming video on Facebook Live in the aftermath of the shooting, recording a distraught woman saying she was the one who called 911 seeking help for her mentally ill brother.  "I just called for help, and you came and killed him," she said. "Oh my God, you killed my brother. I called these people three times to help him.  "He's sick, he needs help," she said through tears. "I told you guys he's sick. You guys came and killed my brother."

More to come.  Doesn't end there, however.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague."

Think this son of a bitch shouldn't have been long since fired over this issue alone?  Think he's fit to be an officer?  Think his mindset didn't effect the outcome of the latest fiasco he was involved in?  Wake up.

"Richard Gonsalves, who has 21 years with the El Cajon Police Department, was identified by the mayor as one of two officers who confronted Alfred Olango on Tuesday. Authorities haven’t said which officer shot and killed Olango."

How about that?  They won't even release this information, -- at least at time of writing.

"Gonsalves was a sergeant when Christine Greer sued him and the city last year. She alleged that Gonsalves repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances, which included texting her a photo of his penis and on another occasion texting that he was drunk and wanted to have three-way sex with Greer and her wife."

This guy fit to wear the uniform, sport a gun and a badge?  They didn't fire his ass. Why not?  Gets worse:

"The lawsuit also contended that Gonsalves harassed other women."

Couldn't be, could it?

"After two investigations, Gonsalves was demoted from sergeant to officer, but he was allowed to remain on the force. That decision angered some citizens who said Gonsalves should have been fired."

You think?

"But City Manager Douglas Williford stood by the decision. “It’s entirely possible that a judge or a jury at some point in the future may disagree with the city’s decision, and obviously the city will defend its decision with the utmost vigor,” Williford told the City Council at a meeting where speakers called for Gonsalves to be dismissed."

Abject cowardice on the part of the City Manager and City Council.  These pieces of shit are precisely why police get away with doing as they please.  In a goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.

"Greer’s lawsuit was settled months later. But she filed a second lawsuit this August."

Think she wasn't justified? Wake up.  Get this:

"Greer contends that she faced retaliation from male colleagues and had been forced to work in the presence of Gonsalves.  The lawsuit also alleges that Gonsalves has harassed Greer by spitting on her locker and following her down a hallway, said her attorney, Dan Gilleon."

Law enforcement desperately needs to be cleaned up.  All across our formerly great country.  Most of it?  Achingly, dysfunctional.

In follow-up and succumbing to growing public pressure, police relented and released some video.  NPR reports:

"El Cajon Chief of Police Jeff Davis said the decision to release the videos of Tuesday's shooting "did not exist in a vacuum." Davis said the department broke with its policy in order to stop what he called the "misinformation that was beginning to spread."

About time.  Resolved nothing, however.  Have they released all video?

"Speaking at an afternoon news conference, Davis said the department rushed to release the videos — one surveillance tape from a taco shop, the other from a witness cellphone at nearly the same position — in part to stem the violence."

The lack of transparency leads to increased public unrest.  The violence perpetrated by protesters is outrageous.  Counter productive.  It will cause even more murders perpetrated by the jackbooted bastards in blue.  If violence escalates on both sides, no good will come of it.  None at all.  It could trigger an unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon.

Sue the living shit out of the bastards.  Do all you can to get legislators across the country to revisit sovereign immunity statutes that grant the jackbooted bastards in blue carte blanche to do as they please.  When taxpayers take it hard in the ass without the Vaseline, think there won't be pressure on not only the jackbooted bastards in blue, but their handlers as well?

"San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said the FBI is involved in the ongoing investigation into the incident. The two officers, identified by officials as Richard Gonsalves and Josh McDaniels, have not been working since the incident. Gonsalves shot Olango while McDaniels fired a stun gun at him.  Dumanis said her office has not reached any conclusions. Dumanis told reporters at the press conference, "Video evidence is one piece of the evidence. We want every bit of the evidence."

Sadly, she's talking out the ass.  Where's the transparency?  She cannot be trusted to do the right thing when she works with the very same jackbooted bastards in blue on a daily basis vis a vis other cases.  The only way this bullshit can end is if there is a new federal agency with its own court system and prosecutors that would only handle criminal activity perpetrated by law enforcement across the country.


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Bona fide prosecution?  Think so?  Hope so.  We'll see.  CBS News reports:

"A New York City police officer has been charged in the killing of an unarmed motorist during a road rage incident earlier this year while the officer was off duty, the officer’s lawyer said Monday.  Officer Wayne Isaacs was expected to surrender and appear in court in Brooklyn on Tuesday to face charges of murder and manslaughter, defense attorney Stephen Worth said without commenting further."


10-7-16

More bullshit, excuses coming from police in Charlotte.  CBS News reports:

"There are still questions surrounding the deadly police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the demands of protesters, police have released dashcam and body cam videos, but they fail to show exactly what led to last Tuesday’s fatal shooting, reports CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett.  The body cam video appears to have started recording late, lacking audio for the first 24 seconds. Barnett asked Maj. Steve Willis to demonstrate how a manual recording is initiated.  “When an officer decides that he wants to do a recording, he’ll double tap this big center button here, and the camera will begin recording,” Willis said.  Body cameras are new to Charlotte police. In 2015, the city spent $7 million implementing 1,400 cameras. But Willis said tactical teams, like most of the officers on scene at Scott’s shooting, don’t wear the gear."

Why not?  Police clearly don't want transparency.  Why not?  Desperately wish to cover their ass.  Justify the unjustifiable.  Proof positive?  Get this:

“All of those recordings are susceptible to be released to a defendant, then are susceptible to be released to the media, which could potentially put those officers at risk in the future, because now we are publicizing the tactics,” Willis said."

What tactics, Major?  The fact your jackbooted bastards in blue are murdering on the job?


10-7-16

Police still don't get it.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"A white Pennsylvania police officer who was fired for a social media post that included a racial slur is apologizing."

How about that?  A fired racist officer apologizing.  Can we stand it?

"Melissa Adamson tells WTAE-TV she’s not a racist and is sorry to everyone she offended. She says it was a “stupid mistake.”

Not a racist?  How is someone using a racial slur not a racist?  By definition, isn't that precisely what she is?

"She’s referring to a post that appeared Tuesday afternoon on social media that showed the now-former part-time McKeesport officer in uniform with a caption reading “I’m the law today” and ending with the derogatory term for blacks."

Think this piece of shit qualified to be an officer?

"She says someone trying to “ruin her career” posted the photo."

She ruined her career all by her lonesome.  Think she won't get hired elsewhere?


10-7-16

Yet, another example of appalling, egregious criminal activity perpetrated by law enforcement.  This time murder.  The Washington Post reports:

“F— this guy,” the officer says before aiming his police cruiser at the mentally ill homeless man that he and his partner had been sent out to confront. “I”m going to hit him.”  “Okay, go for it. Go for it,” his partner responds, his voice recorded on the Sacramento police cruiser’s dash cam."

This, what you old nazis here in Llano County want in law enforcement?  Think this shit unchecked won't trigger the unthinkable?  An unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon?

"Twice, the man dodges their accelerating cruiser. In the second attempt, he leaps into a median, barely avoiding the vehicle.  But Joseph Mann, 51, could not escape the volley of bullets that followed moments later."

This, your idea of 'good' policing, TL?  Pro-active law enforcement, you clueless fascist bastards in Llano County?  Sheriff?

"Mann died in the street shortly after that July 11 shooting. Mann’s family has accused officers Randy Lozoya and John Tennis of escalating the situation and showing no regard for his life, even before they jumped out of the car, fired 18 bullets and shot Mann 14 times.  His family says the video, the audio of which was enhanced by the Sacramento Bee and published Friday, is damning."

Murder.  Cold-blooded murder by the jackbooted bastards in blue.  Nazi America.  A goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.  When will officers who wantonly murder on the job be arrested, charged, tried, convicted, sentenced to prison and/or executed for their crimes? When?

“They are officers that shouldn’t be in uniform,” Robert Mann, Joseph Mann’s brother, told the newspaper. “If this is their state of mind when they go to work, this doesn’t serve anyone well.”

If this is how it went down, it's called cold-blooded murder.

"Lozoya and Tennis have been placed on desk duty. Mann’s family has filed a federal lawsuit and a claim against the city, which they plan to update to include the attempts to hit Mann with the car, the newspaper reported."

Not good enough.  Again, if this is how it went down, why haven't these two officers been arrested and charged with murder?

"Police released the dash-cam video two weeks ago, after resisting for two months following the fatal confrontation."

This, is precisely the problem.  The jackbooted bastards in blue are sitting on evidence because it is damning.

“Inexplicably, the Officers failed to contact any properly trained mental health counselors or make any attempt to use less than lethal force and ignored the established police protocols to make attempts to de-escalate the situation,” the lawsuit said.  “Instead, Officers left their (positions) of safety, cornered Mr. Mann against a (fence/wall) and opened fire on him.”

Shoot first, ask questions later.  Goddamned murder perpetrated by out of control officers.  Criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  In a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

"The shooting happened as officers across the nation have been embroiled in a debate about whether they are too quick to use lethal force, especially against minorities. Police have killed 719 people so far this year, according to a Washington Post examination of fatal force. Like Mann, approximately 1 in 4 of those killed were reported to have some form of mental illness."

Again, this is a best estimate since the FBI does not track these statistics and will not for another two years.  Goddamned bullshit in a fascist police-state. Hear the rumble?


10-7-16

The psychotic malfeasance perpetrated by too many in law enforcement seems to have no end.  Get this.  The Washington Post reports:

"Just after midnight Sept. 13, Officer Sherry Hall radioed for help. She had just been injured in a gun battle with a man in a cul-de-sac in Jackson, Ga. He was 250 pounds, she said, mentally disturbed — and black."

Think so?  Believe it?  Most of the idiots in our formerly great country would automatically believe it, wouldn't they?  Think not?  Wake up.

"Without warning, Hall said, the man stood up and fired his gun, shooting a round into her bullet-resistant vest. As she took cover, she said, he ran away."

A police officer wouldn't lie, would she?

"Hall stoked the fear during an interview with a local CBS affiliate."

Imagine that.  Couldn't be, could it?  Again, a cop wouldn't, couldn't  lie, could she?

“For him to have such a disregard to human life really angers me and upsets me,” she said amid a manhunt for the man she had described. “If he’ll do this to an officer, how much more will he do to a citizen on the street.”

Is that right?

"She was grateful for her training, she told the station, and relieved to make it home to her three children."

Thank God for that, right?

"The shooting set residents on edge."

You think?  Problem with all this?  It was all a lie.  A crock of shit.

"Shortly after, though, Hall’s story began to unravel."

Imagine that.

"During three interviews, she told investigators that she didn’t turn on her patrol cruiser’s dash cam or audio recording device, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation."

Couldn't be, could it?

"But investigators pored over the equipment — even reaching out to the manufacturer — and recovered video and audio from a hard drive."

Did their job.  Against one of their own caught in a lie.  Hat's off.  Did the right thing.

"They discovered numerous inconsistencies, including some with the physical evidence in the case.  They interviewed Hall again, pointing out things that didn’t add up.  “During this interview,” a GBI statement said, “Sherry Hall watched the video and at that time Hall stopped cooperating with the investigation.”

Amazing.  Re-assuring.  The investigators did their job.  Again, against one of their own.  About time.  At least some honor left in that particular police department.

"The probe shifted focus, from a still-unidentified 250-pound black man to the white officer who said she’d been shot.  Particularly damning: She hadn’t told investigators about a second gun that was issued to her by the Jackson Police Department on July 1.  Police haven’t said whether they believe Hall shot herself with the second gun, and they haven’t said what they believe motivated her. But they have said they weren’t looking for any suspects, and the city’s mayor called the incident a “ruse.”

Imagine that.  A ruse.  Couldn't be, could it?

"On Sept. 23, the GBI obtained arrest warrants for Hall. She’s accused of making false statements, tampering with evidence, interfering with government property and violating her oath of office."

She needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Hat's off to the Department for doing its job.  Exposing one of their own.


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A serious problem remains within our formerly great country regarding criminal officers moving state to state to seek new employment as officers.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"It’s been more than two years since Ferguson, Missouri erupted in violence after the police shooting death of Michael Brown. Since then, the city has agreed to overhaul its police department to restore public accountability. But there are few checks in place to keep problem cops off the streets across the nation, reports CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan."

That's precisely the problem.  There is no national database.  No mechanism in place to make sure the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue don't get rehired elsewhere as officers.

"They’re known as “gypsy cops” – police officers with questionable records that leave one department, only to be hired by another. One officer remains on the payroll in Ferguson, Missouri, where one woman says enough is enough.  Last November, 43-year-old Angelique Kidd was approached by police officer Eddie Boyd after a hit-and-run outside her home in Ferguson, Missouri.  “He said, ‘Well you have to get out of here, you have to go,’ or something like that, and I said,  ‘What was your name?’ And that’s when he arrested me,” Kidd said."

This remains an exigent threat to liberty all over our formerly great country.  These pieces of shit remain an exigent threat to all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

“And why did you want to know his name?” Morgan asked.

Why do you think?

“I felt that I needed that information because he just -- he wasn’t doing what he was supposed to be doing,” Kidd said."

You think?  An outrageous egregiously unconstitutional abuse of power in a goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.

"Kidd was arrested for disobeying the officer’s orders. That charge is still pending."

What order?  A bogus arrest.  A bogus charge.  In a fascist police-state.  Adolf and Benito would have been proud.  The Fourth Reich.

"In December, Kidd, who is being represented by ArchCity Defenders, filed a lawsuit claiming the arrest violated her civil rights, causing her “fear, anxiety, depression” and “emotional distress.”   Kidd’s suit is the latest in a string of complaints against officer Boyd, beginning when he was employed by the St. Louis Police Department."

Gets worse.  Far worse.

"In 2004 and 2005, Boyd was accused of physical abuse in two separate incidents – neither of the complaints was sustained. Then in 2006, Boyd was accused of pistol-whipping a 12-year-old girl and falsifying a police report. The complaint was upheld and Boyd was demoted."

Why wasn't he prosecuted?  Why is this son of a bitch not in prison?  Why is he coddled?  Protected?

"The following year, he was accused of beating a 16-year-old boy. Boyd resigned and was later acquitted.  “I mean, I’m disgusted. It’s not right for a police officer to be somewhere and have these horrible charges brought against him. And then instead of getting fired, to be allowed to resign and then come work in a different department,” Kidd said."

This shit never ends.  Is tolerated.  Think not?  Wake up.  As reported in an earlier edition here, get this:

"Just last month, retired librarian Mary Knowlton was shot and killed by Officer Lee Coel during a police role-play demonstration in Punta Gorda, Florida. Although ruled an accident, Coel was already under investigation where he allowed his K-9 to maul a cyclist during a traffic stop in 2015.  Two years before that, Coel was a rookie cop in Miramar, Florida, when he resigned amid allegations of using excessive force during an arrest caught on surveillance tape."

Again, there is no justice any longer in our formerly great country.  The jackbooted bastards in blue continue to be protected and coddled.  Hear the rumble? That deaf?  Here is one of the greatest impediments to good, just, constitutional law enforcement.  Get this:

"According to Roger Goldman, a law professor with St. Louis University and expert on police licensing, a national database is needed for police departments looking to hire.  “There is tremendous opposition by police unions to have any kind of reform,” Goldman said. “I know of many cases where the chief will agree not to say anything negative in order for that person to resign.”

That's the problem.  No nationwide database.  Not for another two years.  No willingness of those in command to prosecute the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue.  Instead, police brass insist on allowing the criminals in uniform to quietly resign.  Become someone else's problem.  An exigent threat to an innocent public.


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It never ends.  CBS News reports:

"One Houston transit police officer has resigned and another was cleared in the baton beating of a man on a rail platform in an incident captured on security video."

Why hasn't he been prosecuted?

"Authorities say Officer Jairus Warren quit Monday after an internal review recommended dismissal for using excessive force during the Sept. 15 beating of Darrell Giles. Officers had found Giles, who is reportedly homeless, slumped on a seat."  Giles was arrested on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest but the counts were later dropped. An attorney for Giles says he was struck more than a dozen times."

Again, why hasn't this jackbooted bastard in blue been arrested and prosecuted?  Instead, allowed to quietly resign?

"Police released disturbing video of the incident, obtained by CBS affiliate KHOU, on Monday afternoon. It shows Warren pulling out his baton and repeatedly striking Giles."

They have evidence a crime has been committed and don't prosecute?  Had it been anyone else, their ass would have been in jail.  Nazi justice in Nazi America.  A goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.


10-7-16

Yet another highly questionable killing by police in California.  Fox News reports:

"Oct. 1, 2016: Los Angeles police officers guard the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles, Calf.  (KTTV)  An angry crowd gathered in South Los Angeles Saturday after police officers shot and killed a man at the end of a car chase."

It is critical to remain non-violent while protesting.  Otherwise, you grant police carte blanche to do as they please.  That is, murder on the job.  In uniform.

"Police Sgt. Barry Montgomery said officers tried to pull over a car with paper plates, a possible sign the vehicle had been stolen. The driver refused to stop and police began a pursuit."

It is always a mistake to flee from police.  Often, a fatal mistake.  Again, it grants officers carte blanche to, in effect, murder on the job.  Don't give them any excuse to kill.

"He said the passenger got out of the car at some point and ran into the back of a house, where he was shot. The driver fled the scene and remained on the loose."

It is important the driver find an attorney and give himself up.  Otherwise, police could use it as an excuse to once again murder on the job.

"Early Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement that it found a handgun at the scene of the shooting. The department did not provide any more information about the gun."

The question remains is the supposed gun a "throwaway" police planted to cover their asses?  Why not immediately release all information about the weapon?  To say nothing of video.  Transparency and public trust trump compromise of any pending 'investigation.'  Especially, in the fascist police-state atmosphere we all now live in.

"The shooting drew several dozen people to the scene. A small group of protesters gathered behind yellow police tape blocking the shooting scene Saturday night, shouting at officers in riot helmets.  Relatives of the dead man identified him as 18-year-old Carnell Snell Jr., and they told the Los Angeles Times he was killed on the same street where he lived."

It is important to remain non-violent.  Again, mob violence grants the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue carte blanche to murder on the job.  Remain protected and coddled by their handlers and shills on the bench.  No matter what they do.  Keep peaceful pressure, however, on law enforcement to quickly release any and all video taken of the killing.  The greatest problem for law enforcement and its credibility is the glaring, ongoing, determined lack of transparency.

CBS reports:

"Police shot and killed a young man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase on Saturday, sparking a protest after witnesses said the 18-year-old was shot in the back five times while running away with his hands up."

We don't know that's true.  It may or may not be.  Reserve final judgment until more is known.  Remain non-violent.

Police are stonewalling release of the identity of the officer who shot and killed the victim.  -- Like they do here in Nazi Llano County, right, Sheriff?  TL?  The Washington Times reports:

"Activists on Sunday called on Los Angeles police to publicly name the officers involved in the deadly shooting of an 18-year-old black man near his home and to conduct a quick and transparent investigation.  “We don’t want to see a cover-up. We don’t want to see a whitewash,” Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable said after meeting with the family of Carnell Snell Jr. “We have a family that’s grieving. We have a community that’s grieving.”

Doesn't matter to the jackbooted bastards in blue, right, Sheriff?  TL?  The people are entitled to know who pulled the trigger.  The fact you have not released this information six months after the fact is indicative Llano County is no more than a goddamned fascist police-state.  A raucous, boot clicking, goose stepping, treacherous, treasonous, traitorous Sieg Heil!?


9-30-16

There are good cops out there.  Great cops.  As always when a cop does something heroic and/or of exceptional benefit to the community it always leads in this publication.  Always.  CBS reports:

"An Ohio police chief venting frustration at the Terence Crutcher shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is gaining national attention on social media.  Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw took to social media to vent his frustration at the shooting death of the unarmed black man by a Tulsa police officer, one of several this year that have continued to spark tension between police and the black community.  One of his tweets, shared thousands of times as of Wednesday morning, reads: “As an officer I am so sick and drained of some cops doing things like this. You are making us all look bad. STOP.”

    As an officer I am so sick and drained of some cops doing things like this. You are making us all look bad. STOP. #TerenceCruthcher
    — R_Muterspaw (@RodneyMute) September 20, 2016

He's right.  Hat's off, Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw.  Best of the best.  Refreshing change.  Where are your fellow chiefs and good officers all over our formerly great country?  It's time for all of you to courageously speak out against the jackbooted bastards in blue who are not.


9-30-16

Have any information, knowledge of, experience with a purportedly non-profit volunteer clean-up group called Looking Forward In Llano County affiliated with the Llano County Attorney's Office?  Email this publication at libertyinperil@openmailbox.org to provide information and/or arrange a meeting to discuss this matter.  If requested, your identity will be protected.  The question is quite simple.  Is this group what it claims to be and on the level?


9-30-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-four weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-four weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-four weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids, Sheriff?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?  No honor at all?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-30-16

In follow up to the last edition, the officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher during a traffic stop has been charged.  NPR reports:

"Betty Shelby, the Tulsa Police Department officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, is being charged with first-degree manslaughter in the case, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler says.  Kunzweiler announced the charge Thursday afternoon, six days after Crutcher died in a controversial encounter that was captured on video by a police helicopter camera and dashboard cameras."

What took them so long?  Kill a cop even in self defense, guess what?  You're immediately arrested, charged, jailed on capital murder.  Either with no bail or bail in the millions.  Not so for this officer.  She was arrested and immediately released on pittance bail on a first degree manslaughter charge.  Held less than a half hour, $50,000 bail.  Possible sentence?  At least four years in prison.  A pittance.  So far?  Nazi justice in a goddamned fascist police-state.  Think the fix isn't in?  We'll see.

Doesn't look good for Shelby, however.  CBS News reports:

"Lawyers for Crutcher’s family said he posed no imminent threat to officers when he was shot. They disputed the allegation that Crutcher was reaching into his vehicle, and hammered home that the police department found no weapon inside that disabled SUV."

How could he be reaching into the vehicle when the window was up with blood on the glass?

"In an attempt to poke holes in the police department’s reason for “deadly force,” Crump said enlarged still images show the driver’s side window was up.

“How can he be reaching into the car if the window is up and there’s blood on the glass?” Crump said."

What we have here is yet another example of a goddamned police department desperately trying to cover its ass with allegations that may indeed be false.

"According to KOTV, Tulsa’s CBS affiliate, a police sergeant said officers found a vial of the hallucinogenic drug PCP inside Crutcher’s vehicle, along with his wallet and school books."

Did the jackbooted bastards in blue plant it?  Be interesting to see toxicological results from the autopsy of Crutcher.  To say nothing of all video from all sources having anything to do with this fatal encounter.  Including any from bystanders.  Too early to tell how this case will go down.  If earlier cases all across our formerly great country are any indication, however, the officer will likely beat the rap.  They nearly always do.  Insult to injury?

"While the Department of Justice has opened up a civil rights investigation over allegations of excessive force, Shelby is on paid administrative leave."

Why is she being paid when she's been arrested, charged, and released on bail?  Why are taxpayers being looted to pay her salary?

Appears this officer has had some earlier issues while at the sheriff's office.  NBC News reports:

"She was hired by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in 2007.  Shelby had no disciplinary actions against her while working at the sheriff's office.  Her superiors said she and other deputies in 2010 pulled guns on a man who was trying to hide while a felony warrant was being served. But there was no record of disciplinary action against her, they said."

Sounds good?  There's more:

"But in her job application with the sheriff's office, Shelby admitted to two domestic-related incidents involving the courts.  In 1993, she said, she and her then-boyfriend damaged each other's vehicles when they were breaking up. They had temporary restraining orders filed that were subsequently dismissed.  In 2002, she said, her ex-husband's new wife filed a protective order claiming Shelby made harassing phone calls to her. The protective order was later denied, Shelby said in her application: "The Judge saw that I was not guilty of the accusations made against me," she wrote."

Wouldn't you think anything like this would have disqualified her for employment as a police officer?  Much more to come as this story develops.


9-30-16

In follow up to the last edition, the third night of protests in Charlotte, N.C were far more peaceful than the first two.  Certainly, good news.  Protesters are reminded if you act like the gutless jackbooted bastards in blue you become just like them.  No better than them.  The police chief continues to refuse to publicly release all video of the killing of Keith Lamont Scott.

The family of Mr. Scott did see some video, however.   NPR reports:

"Scott's family viewed two police videos on Thursday.  "After watching the videos, the family again has more questions than answers," one of the attorneys for Scott's family said in a statement. "It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his hands."  The family says the footage showed Scott walking slowly backward with his hands by his sides when he was shot. They called for the police department to "immediately release" the footage they saw to the public."

Indeed, all video needs to be quickly released.  The police are covering their ass.  An ongoing investigation is no more than a lame excuse for an egregious lack of transparency in yet another highly questionable killing by police.

NBC News reports:

"Unsettling footage obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The footage, taken by Scott's wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police on Tuesday. Scott is seen on the ground moments after the shots were fired and surrounded by officers.  "He better not be f---ing dead, he better not be f---ing dead," Rakeyia Scott can be heard shouting at the police officers. "He better live, he better live!" It is not clear what preceded the shooting."

Shoot first, ask questions later.  We still don't know the truth.  Someone's lying:

"The footage was obtained by NBC News amid conflicting reports about whether a gun was found at the scene of the shooting. Police say he had a handgun on him and posed "an imminent, deadly threat." The family says he was not armed and did not pose a threat to the officers."

Police need to quickly release all video, truthfully answer all questions from family and the media.  There needs to be transparency.  A man is dead under highly questionable circumstances.  The quickest way to ease all protest is to come clean with the truth.  No matter what that truth turns out to be.

CBS reports:

"The video could be key to resolving the chasm between police, who say Scott refused repeated commands to drop his gun, and residents who say he was unarmed.  Residents say Scott was unarmed, holding only a book, and disabled by a brain injury. But it’s unclear what the body cameras worn by three officers who were present during the shooting may have captured. The plainclothes officer who shot Scott, Brently Vinson, was not wearing a camera. He has been placed on leave, standard procedure in such cases. Vinson is black."

Again, this is further indication there is a desperate need for transparency.

"Putney, the police chief, was angered by the stories on social media, especially a profanity-laced, hourlong video on Facebook, where a woman identifying herself as Scott’s daughter screamed “My daddy is dead!” at officers at the shooting scene and repeating that he was only holding a book.
Putney was adamant that Scott posed a threat, even if he didn’t point his weapon at officers, and said a gun was found next to the dead man. He also said: “I can tell you we did not find a book.”

Again, the Chief is out of his mind if he truly believes Scott posed a threat if a gun was not pointed at officers.  That's bullshit.  Dangerous bullshit.  They could have backed off.  Set up a perimeter.  Had some patience instead of opening fire.  What the Chief is doing is no more than reinforcing the police mentality of shoot first, ask questions later.   This goddamned clueless mentality is precisely why so many innocent people are being murdered by the jackbooted bastards in blue all across our formerly great country.

NBC News reports:

"Keith Lamont Scott was calmly walking backward when Charlotte, N.C., police shot him to death this week, a lawyer for Scott's family said after relatives were allowed to watch police video of the shooting.  In a statement Thursday night, Justin Bamberg, a lawyer for the family, said Scott, 43, exited his vehicle "in a very calm, non-aggressive manner" when ordered to do so by police Tuesday afternoon outside a condominium complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  And when he was shot, "Mr. Scott's hands were by his side and he was slowly walking backwards," according to Bamberg.  Police have said Scott was armed and posed an imminent deadly threat when he was shot by Charlotte-Mecklenburg County police Officer Brentley Vinson, who, like Scott, is African-American. They said a gun was found near his body."

Someone's lying.  Where's the transparency?  Can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit?  The public is entitled to the truth.  The unvarnished truth.  All of it.  Now.

The Washington Times reports:

"The White House said Thursday that protesters angered by the fatal police shooting of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina, are raising “legitimate” concerns about racial disparities in the criminal-justice system.  “Those are difficult questions that must be confronted,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “They cannot be ignored.”

They're being concertedly ignored.  Police are stonewalling.  Covering their asses.

Subsequent to writing the above, police succumbed to pressure to release at least some of the video.  Dashcam footage and bodycam from one of the officers were released.  Nothing definitive.  No gun shown in the videos.  Not clear yet police have released all video they reportedly have.   Still not clear police are telling the truth.  The video does not run from onset of the encounter to the very end.  Could it have been edited?  Why didn't all the officers involved have body cameras running the entire time of the encounter?

There is no definitive evidence the victim was armed and threatened police.  Police have to date failed to offer evidence their officers indeed acted properly.  Protesters must remain peaceful.  Otherwise, you're no better than the jackbooted criminal bastards in blue.  Police continue to claim the victim was armed.  Witnesses claim otherwise.  Someone is lying.  Not clear yet, who.  Hopefully, police are telling the truth.  Otherwise, deception would further erode any credibility they have left.  At least, in Charlotte.

The clueless bastards who run and own Charlotte remain tone deaf, however.  Still don't get it.  Hopelessly, clueless.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"On Sunday, Interim City Manager Ron Kimble declared the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings game at Bank of America Stadium “an Extraordinary Event,” allowing for greater police control."

The jackbooted bastards in blue haven't harassed enough innocent people?  Have no clue the innocent public has had enough?

"The designation also allows police more latitude to stop and search people within an area for several blocks in all directions from Bank of America Stadium and prevent protesters from gathering en masse."

Jesus Christ.  This is a direct violation of both the First and Fourth Amendments.  The jackbooted bastards must have probable cause to stop and search.  The First Amendment guaranties the right to peaceful assembly.  Where are civil and human rights groups?  They need to file suit.

"Officials are worried about protesters disrupting fans or the game."

Tough shit.  You can't deliberately shit on the First and Fourth Amendments to protect the interests of your corporate masters, you clueless national socialist gutless sons of bitches.  These clueless pieces of crap still remain out of touch, out of control.  Oblivious to the United States Constitution, particularly, the Bill of Rights.  ... Hear the rumble?


9-30-16

Bigotry is alive and well in the fascist police-state we now live in.  In follow-up to the above, Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) has his head so far up his racist ass his hopelessly bigoted eyeballs are turning inside out.  The Washington Post reports:

“The grievance in their minds — the animus, the anger — they hate white people, because white people are successful and they’re not,” Pittenger told BBC Newsnight when he was asked about what is driving heated protests in Charlotte."

This racist son of a bitch is 68-years-old.  Should know better.  Then again, this is apparently how he was brought up as a kid.  To believe this bullshit.  This ignorant piece of crap conveniently ignores the growing number of black doctors, lawyers, engineers, other professionals, business owners, etc.. out there.  People of color who are eminently successful.  Don't confuse a bigot with the truth, however.  He's too damned aggressively stupid.

“It is a welfare state,” he added. “We have spent trillions of dollars on welfare, and we’ve put people in bondage, so they can’t be all that they’re capable of being.”

A welfare state?  For whom, you hopelessly ignorant, clueless, patronizing, condescending son of a bitch?  For the corporate management suite? The top 1%?  This piece of shit conveniently ignores the fact laissez-faire capitalism has designedly become a zero-sum game, winner take all fiasco.  He also ignores the fact His Royal Majesty King Clinton "The First" eviscerated welfare as we knew it during his regime.

Might have even worked had the President also ensured the minimum wage would have been raised to a livable one all those years ago.  The piece of shit did not.  His Democratic compadres gutlessly failed to insist he do so.  Instead, did the politically correct thing at the time:  took a raucous hard dump on the bottom of the food chain.  Hard-f--ked them in the ass without the Vaseline.

Now this hopelessly bigoted son of a bitch from North Carolina distorts reality, re-writes history to support his goddamned racism?  Give me a break.  Yet, there are many equally old and not so old farts here in Nazi Texas who believe the same.  Are closet racists like this clueless son of a bitch.  Unless this changes, there will indeed be an unwanted dreaded second American revolution.  Already catastrophically looming on the horizon.  Yet, these bastards remain too blind, too damned stupid to see, too deaf to hear the rumble.

This bullshit is certainly exacerbated by the revival of the KKK in what has become Nazi America.  Get this.  The Washington Post reports:

"Jaimi Hajzus woke up Saturday morning to a string of worried texts.  Friends in her hometown of Coudersport, Pa., said someone had gone house to house the previous night and left plastic bags filled with lollipops, rocks and paper fliers on dozens of lawns in the town’s main thoroughfare.  Inside, they found a disturbing message.  “Are there troubles in your neighborhood?” the fliers read. “Contact the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan today!”  Printed on the crinkled slips of paper was an image of a hooded Klansman pointing a finger in the style of the iconic Uncle Sam recruitment poster, along with something of a slogan: “You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake.”

Wake up.


9-30-16

The police community isn't thinking straight.  Get this.  Fox News reports:

"Three Phoenix police officers have resigned after a man alleged they forced him to eat marijuana found in his vehicle to avoid going to jail, Chief Joseph Yahner said Thursday."

Unbelievable, isn't it?

"A fourth officer, Jeff Farrior, was demoted from lieutenant to sergeant for being aware of last week's incident and not taking appropriate action, Yahner told reporters."

You think?

"Their actions are appalling and unacceptable. This conduct is against everything that we stand for," Yahner said."

Should be.

"Police identified the three officers who quit as Richard G. Pina, Jason E. McFadden and Michael J. Carnicle."

Doesn't get any better than this, does it?  Why weren't they immediately arrested, charged?

"Two of them are being investigated both criminally and by the department, Yahner said, adding that the third officer is considered a witness to the act and is the subject of just the administrative investigation.  Yahner said all of the officers' video cameras were turned off and did not record the incident in which a 19-year-old Phoenix man was stopped for a traffic violation around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 13. The man, whose name was not released by police, was issued a citation and had his car towed."

Amazing, isn't it?  How can this happen with so much ongoing attention to police malfeasance?  Are the jackbooted bastards in blue that hopelessly aggressively stupid?  Or, is it in fact aching Aryan arrogance?  Where are their swastika armbands?

"He later told a patrol supervisor that the officers demanded he eat the marijuana, estimated to be about a gram, or go to jail.  The man reported feeling ill after ingesting the marijuana of an unknown potency, but didn't need any medical attention, a police spokesman said. Yahner called the allegations about the officers' actions "disturbing and upsetting."

When will this ongoing criminal bullshit finally end?


9-30-16

Corruption within police ranks never seems to end.  Fox reports:

"A police officer in South Texas is under arrest on charges that he helped a drug cartel smuggle hundreds of pounds of marijuana into the United States over a period of several years by staging fake drug busts.  According to an affidavit, Rio Grande City detective Ramon “Ramey” De La Cruz conspired with members of the Beltrán Cartel to stage drug seizures and provide police information to the gang.  De la Cruz has since been released from his position in the department and is the son of Starr County Justice of the Peace Ramon De La Cruz."


9-30-16

Some jackasses in 'law' 'enforcement' have their heads so far up their clueless asses their eyeballs are turning inside out.  Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is certainly one of them.  The Washington Times reports:

"Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Thursday blamed the FBI for its “security failure” in protecting Americans from acts of terrorism, saying a new domestic security entity is needed to better deal with intelligence."

We already live in a goddamned fascist police-state, Sheriff.  That not good enough for you, you clueless fascist son of a bitch?  Privacy has been eviscerated.  The Fourth Amendment concertedly abrogated by national socialists like you, Sheriff, and your goddamned shills who legislate their perverse religious and ideological views from the bench.

“ISIS has declared war on America,” the outspoken conservative sheriff wrote in an op-ed for The Hill. “We need to use a war model to prosecute this campaign and instead we are using a law-enforcement model which seeks probable cause to arrest, a very high standard often times not achievable until after an attack (crime) occurs and then enough evidence that will stand up in a court of law."

That's bullshit, Sheriff.  ISIS has not attacked the mainland to date.  Homegrown American terrorists have done so.  In this country, even the goddamned fascist police-state we now live in remains under the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights.  You nazis in law enforcement have not and will not change that despite your best efforts.  Continue this, and you will succeed in provoking an unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon.


9-30-16

Here is yet another example of why 'law' 'enforcement' remains egregiously out of control.  Worse, that there is no one willing to rein it in.  NBC News reports:

"There will be no federal charges against three police officers who repeatedly tased a man outside a Virginia hospital in May 2013, the Department of Justice announced Thursday."

No more than a white wash as will become clear.

"The man, Linwood Lambert, died in police custody after the officers discharged their Tasers a total of 20 times, while he was shackled — in violation of local rules and federal guidelines."

Yet, despite all this, no one was held accountable.  No one prosecuted.  No one convicted and sentenced for this appalling crime against this man.  Saddest of all?

"And Lambert was never arrested for a crime: Police had offered him a ride to the hospital for medical care, after he was found acting erratically at a hotel."

This is how we treat those suffering mental illness in a goddamned fascist police-state.  Right, TL?

"Federal prosecutors and FBI agents determined that there was insufficient evidence to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that officers Bratton, Clay and Mann acted willfully with a bad purpose to violate federal law," the Justice Department explained in a two-page statement."

Amazing how these jackbooted bastards in 'law' 'enforcement' at all levels of government make excuses for one another.  Again, in a goddamned fascist police-state. Right, TL?  Doesn't end there, however:

"Police video showed the officers repeatedly tasing Lambert after his arms and legs were shackled, and while he was restrained in a patrol car. Some law enforcement experts said that conduct constituted excessive force and was potentially illegal."

You think?  This is what happens in a goddamned fascist police-state where anything goes.  This is what the old clueless nazi bastards in Llano County support and defend.  Right, TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

"The new Justice Department statement described those tasings as potentially justified, however, siding with the officers' argument that the use of force was acceptable."

One agency lies.  Another swears to it.  Right, TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

"There is no reliable evidence to contradict the assertion that the officers tased Lambert at the hospital door for a legitimate law enforcement purpose, namely to gain control of an individual they perceived as non-compliant and behaving erratically," the statement reads."

Again, this is Orwellian 1984 doublespeak.  Unadulterated bullshit.

"There is no reliable evidence to contradict the assertion that the officers tased Lambert in the patrol car," the statement continues, "in order to prevent him from causing further damage to the vehicle and to gain his compliance to transport him to jail."

Again, these federal nazis justify the unjustifiable.  To support their brother jackbooted bastards in blue.

"In the video, Lambert is slumped down and appears barely conscious during some of those tasings."

Wouldn't want to confuse the nazi bastards in the 'Justice' Department with the truth, would we?  They're too goddamned aggressively stupid to understand the obvious.

"Tom Sweeney, a lawyer representing Lambert's sister in a civil case against the officers, expressed outrage on Thursday at the feds' decision."

This is, without question, the state of justice in our formerly great country.  Non-existent.  For all practical purposes.  ... Hear the rumble?

"This is the type of decision which reflects why a large segment of the population has frustrations," Sweeney told NBC News. "Even when you have such horrible conduct, caught on videotape, law enforcement doesn't do anything about it," he asserted."

The above is an egregious understatement.  This is precisely, why an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms on the horizon.  There is no justice.  Not in a fascist police-state.  Right, TL?  Exactly what the Nazi Right wants.

"In May, local prosecutors decided not to pursue any charges in the case, meaning the federal inquiry was the only potential avenue left for criminal accountability.  "If you can't bring this case, with this videotape — you can't bring any case against an officer," Sweeney said."

Hear the rumble?  No accounting for aggressive stupidity, however.  This time from the family:

"Gwendolyn Smalls, Lambert's sister, told NBC News she disagreed with the decision but appreciated the fact that the federal government conducted an independent inquiry.  "I'm upset that there won't be an federal civil rights charges being filed against the officers," Smalls said, "but we are happy that we didn't have to rely on just the state to tell us what happened to my brother."

Madam?  You've been bamboozled.  There was no "independent inquiry."  You didn't get the truth.  What you got was a white wash.  Can't see that?

"The Justice Department, which is currently conducting several civil rights inquiries regarding police-involved fatalities, emphasized in its statement that the decision not to prosecute the three officers was limited to federal criminal culpability, not a wider assessment of their conduct.  "The federal review of this incident has been closed without prosecution," the statement explained, "This decision is limited strictly to an application of the high legal standard required to prosecute the case under the federal civil rights statute; it does not reflect an assessment of any other aspect of the incident that led to Lambert's death."

There is no justice in a fascist police-state.  The last Orwellian doublespeak quote above remains proof positive.  Hear the rumble?  That deaf?


9-30-16

Further proof gutless bigotry against Moslems in our formerly great country exists?  All too rampant?  NBC News reports:

"Investigators trying to identify the arsonist who torched a Florida mosque where Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen once worshipped have gotten just eight tips from the public — and none of them have panned out.  "This is very disheartening," Major David Thompson of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday outside the fire-damaged Islamic Center of Fort Pierce. "Regardless of your personal beliefs, this was a place of worship."

That's right.  We've lost our country.  What's happened to us?

"Thompson implored the public to call the police if they know anything about the fire.  "Somebody knows who did this," the major said. An arsonist burning down a mosque "is not good for your community, it is not good for America."

No, it's not.  It's appalling.  Where are all the goddamned 'law and order' national socialists in the Republican Party?  Where is their outrage?  A crime has been committed and you goddamned GOP fascists don't give a rat's ass?  You're hypocritical gutless cowards.

"Footage from the building's surveillance cameras captured what appears to be a white or Hispanic man in embroidered jeans and a wide-brimmed military style hat roaring up to the sanctuary on a motorcycle at 11:38 p.m. Sunday. He was carrying what appeared to be paper and bottle of liquid."

Someone had to have seen something.  If you have personal knowledge of this crime, grow a pair.  Report what you know to police.  Do the right thing.


9-30-16

Sadly, our country continues to deteriorate.  To the point where many question whether Narcan should be administered to those who overdose on opioids.  What would they do?  Allow the toddler child of a woman who OD'ed in a store, desperately trying to wake her up on the floor, watch Mom die?


9-30-16

The failure of accountability by 'law' 'enforcement' in California extends to careless handling of weaponry.  Get this.  Fox News reports:

"Authorities in Southern California have had more than 300 weapons lost or stolen over the last five years."

How can that be?  How can police be so careless with their weapons this can happen?  Think theft the worst of it?  Wake up:

"The Orange County Register reported Sunday that an investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border showed 329 firearms were lost or stolen and some were involved in crimes."

In crimes.  Unbelievable, isn't it?  Goddamned stunning.

"Some of the lost weapons include Glocks, Sig Sauers, Remington shotguns, rifles and even grenade launchers. The paper reported that officers have treated their weapons in a reckless manner. High-caliber firearms were stowed in backpacks and gym bags, while handguns were hidden in center consoles."

What the hell are the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue doing with grenade launchers?  Why the hell were they given military equipment by the goddamned federal government?  Why?  Are the bastards literally going to war against the public they reportedly 'protect' and 'defend?'

"According to the Register, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that at least 103 of the agency’s 20,000 guns were lost or stolen over the last five years. In Hermosa Beach, the police department conducts an annual internal audit of its weapons, and hasn't lost any."

How many of them are fully automatic military assault weapons?

"But many agencies don't track their guns."

Goddamned unbelievable.  Are the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue stealing these weapons?  Weapons paid for by looted  taxpayers?   Day is night, night is day, and shit smells perversely sweet in the perverse, f--ked up world of the 'law' 'enforcement' community and their government handlers.  Think not?  Wake up.  You're being bamboozled:

"California law doesn't require officers to report lost or stolen weapons, but departments voluntarily report missing guns to a state database."

Isn't that thoughtful of them?  Goddamned unbelievable, isn't it?


9-23-16

As always, when a cop does something heroic, and/or of great benefit to the community, it always leads in this publication.  Always.  This story, however, doesn't have a happy ending.  There are some cops who desperately try to do the right thing.  They must be recognized for their bravery and concern for the community they serve.  Weirton, West Virginia then police officer Stephen Mader, without question, is one of them.  Fox News reports:

"A West Virginia police officer was reportedly fired after not shooting an armed man during an incident in May.  Then-Weirton police officer Stephen Mader was involved in a heated exchange with Ronald D. Williams, 23, of Pittsburgh, who then brandished a gun and told Mader to shoot him, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday. Williams was black.  Mader, a former Marine, told the paper he had used training from his time in the military and his situational training in the police academy to assess the situation.  “I told him, ‘Put down the gun,’ and he’s like, ‘Just shoot me.’ And I told him, ‘I’m not going to shoot you brother.’ Then he starts flicking his wrist to get me to react to it. I thought I was going to be able to talk to him and deescalate it. I knew it was a suicide-by-cop situation.”

This is an outstanding officer.  One of the best.  An officer's officer.

"Out of nowhere, two other Weirton officers arrived at the scene. The paper reported that Williams walked toward them waving his gun and one of them shot Williams in the back of the head, killing him.  Williams’ gun was found to be unloaded."

In the back of the head.  Execution style?  Goddamned cowards.  Jackbooted shit.

"A month-long investigation into the incident determined that the shooting was justified, but it wasn’t the end for Mader.  Mader, who was speaking about the case for the first time with the Post-Gazette, said that when he tried to go back to work days after the shooting, he was ordered to see Police Chief Rob Alexander.  Mader met with Alexander and City Manager Travis Blosser and was told he was being placed “on administrative leave and we’re going to do an investigation to see if you are going to be an officer here. You put two other officers in danger.”  “Right then I said to him: ‘Look, I didn’t shoot him because he said, ‘Just shoot me,’” Mader said.  Nearly a month later, a Weirton officer had issued him a termination notice for “failing to eliminate a threat.” The notice included two other instances in which officials said Mader acted inappropriately."

Justified?  Where?  In a goddamned fascist police-state?  The Fourth Reich.  This is precisely why an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms on the horizon.  The jackbooted bastards in blue remain out of control.  An exigent threat to the public they no longer serve.  Only themselves.  Simply don't get it.  Remain hopelessly clueless.  A disgrace to themselves and the badge and uniform they wear.

"The letter cited an incident in April where he and two other officers reported that the death of an elderly woman who appeared to have a stroke and fell in her home was suspicious and an incident in March where Mader allegedly swore at a woman when she asked him why her husband was being arrested for disorderly conduct over a parking ticket."

Kangaroo justice in Nazi America.  A goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.  Can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit.

"He was officially terminated on June 29.  He told the Post-Gazette he believes he was improperly fired and was never given a chance to clarify what happened in each of the three cases.  “Firing me for it, it’s less of an eyebrow-raiser then to say the other officers are justified in what they did — which I think they were.”  Mader said he realizes the interest this case could generate because of the controversy over shootings of black men by white officers, but insists that the other two officers – who are white – acted right because they weren’t saddled with the same information Mader had.  “They did not have the information I did,” he said. “They don’t know anything I heard. All they know is (Mr. Williams) is waving a gun at them. It’s a shame it happened the way it did, but, I don’t think they did anything wrong.”

They didn't?  While it certainly appears Mader is making excuses for his colleagues who appear to have murdered this man, the point here is Mader was fired for not killing him.  This is bullshit.  Outrageous bullshit.  He did the right thing in not pulling the trigger.  Displayed uncommon valor the other murderous officers did not.  Yet, he was fired for this.  A goddamned disgrace.  Travesty of justice.  In a fascist police-state.

"Mader, who served four years in the Marines, sought counsel to see what his options were in fighting his termination. They told him he was still technically a “probationary employee in an at-will state” and could be fired by the city for any reason.  He now plans to go to school to get his commercial license to drive trucks, but would consider a job in law enforcement if an opportunity arose."

A truly great officer, a remarkable officer who unjustly got the boot for not murdering on the job.  Nazi justice in Nazi America.  A goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.  Hat's off, Officer Mader.  You're precisely the kind of officer this country desperately needs.  Hopefully, another police department will see the benefit of employing someone as courageous and gifted as you.


9-23-16

Another example of truly outstandingly heroic action by police deserves inclusion here.  Dates back to late August.  CBS News reports:

"A New Jersey Transit officer is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a man who was lying on the train tracks in Secaucus earlier this week, CBS New York reports.  According to authorities, Officer Victor Ortiz climbed down from the platform at the terminal in Secaucus after reports of a man lying in the tracks on Aug. 26.  Officials say the man struggled against Ortiz’ attempts to help him, but was eventually pulled out of danger.  Video of the incident shows Ortiz pulling the man from danger seconds before an oncoming train pulls into the station."

Hat's off, Officer Ortiz.  The very, very best in policing.


9-23-16

Good news on the recent terrorist bombings in the New Jersey-New York area.  A suspect has been arrested after surviving a shoot-out with law enforcement.  NPR reports:

"Law enforcement agencies have apprehended New Jersey resident Ahmad Khan Rahami, after a brief but intense manhunt by agencies seeking to question him about multiple bombs in New York and New Jersey since Saturday. No one was killed in the blasts, but 29 people were injured.

"Rahami, 28, was captured after a gunbattle with police in Linden, N.J.; images shown on local TV shortly before noon Monday showed Rahami on a stretcher with what looks to be a wound on his upper arm or shoulder, with his hands behind his back."

Damn good police-work to quickly capture the bastard, not kill him.  Hat's off to police for a job well-done.


9-23-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-three weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-three weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-three weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-23-16

Yet, despite the above, we still have idiots in this hell hole County who insanely believe officers are not getting a fair shake.  Imagine that.  They cluelessly ignore ongoing corruption, abuse, shakedowns, and murder perpetrated by police all over our formerly great country, including here.  Most of these pieces of shit are elderly, hopelessly misogynist, bigoted as well.  -- How their wives tolerate them is indeed quite remarkable.  Could it be their long-suffering spouses are enabling this bullshit out of fear?  This crap is precisely why nothing changes in this hell hole.  ... And never will until the young smarten up.  Reject the unsustainable.  Become smarter than their clueless elders.  Sadly, the young no longer respect the elderly.  All too often with damned good reason.

Worse?  There are idiots, both major political parties, who support their candidate.  No matter the fact, both are congenital liars.  One behaves psychotically and is a bully.  Worse, flip flops continually on the issues.  The other cannot seem to stop deliberately distorting reality, conveniently moving the goal posts when caught in a lie.  With over 300 million in our country, this is the best both major parties have to offer?  Moreover?  The Libertarian is an idiot who doesn't understand the significance of Aleppo.  The other in the Green Party couldn't make it on the phone to an NPR interview.  -- Despite knowing she had it pending.  Both Libertarians and Greens want in on the debates.  The public is f--ked.  The political system is broken.  On life support.  Yet, idiot sycophants in both major political parties have no clue.  Remain determinedly, concertedly, intentionally aggressively stupid.  Our formerly great country cannot, will not survive this hopelessly unsustainable status quo.

Insult to injury?  The people running the debates insist participation be dependent on poll ratings.  Doesn't matter whether or not a third party candidate is on the ballot in all fifty states.  This is bullshit.  Occurs because both Democrats and Republicans don't want third party competition.  Consequently, the public winds up with two idiots unfit to be President running for office.  Grossly unqualified.  This, despite the fact as well a sizable percentage of both registered Democrats and Republicans are unhappy with their choices.  Should be.


9-23-16

Once again, police have demonstrated abject cowardice.  Truly gutless cowardice.  NPR reports:

"Police in Columbus, Ohio, say that officers who responded to a reported armed robbery Wednesday night located and pursued young suspects — and when one pulled what looked like a gun, an officer shot him multiple times, killing him. That suspect, Tyree King, 13, had a BB gun with a laser site, police say."

Think it that simple? Wake up.

"King was pronounced dead 40 minutes after officers were sent to an area near the intersection of South 18th Street and East Capital Street, just south of Broad Street east of downtown Columbus. They spoke to the victim of an armed robbery, who described a group who had approached him and demanded money after showing him a gun.  "Officers observed three males matching the descriptions in front of 33 Hoffman Street and attempted to speak with them, when two of the males fled on foot," the Columbus Police Department says, adding that the officers followed the males to an alley — and that when they tried to take the suspects into custody, "one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband."

Sounds good, doesn't it?  Think that?  Believe police were justified?  Think so?  Where's police body cam video?

"One of the officers "shot and struck the suspect multiple times," police say."

Multiple times?  Why?  Didn't the first high-powered round disable the kid?

"Crime scene investigators later found what looked to be a handgun — but "it was determined to be a BB gun with an attached laser site," police say.  Police say that the male suspect who was with King was questioned and released, adding that the investigation is continuing. The department's critical incident response team is investigating the shooting, police say."

"Released?"  Anything wrong with this picture, readers?  Anything at all?  Think not?  Wake up.  Still don't get it?  Not only is there no mention of body cam video, "the male suspect who was with King was questioned and released."  Still don't get it???  None of this sounds right.  There are two possibilities. The bastards might have had the wrong 'suspects.'  Might have murdered a kid who was not even one of the suspects in the crime.  If true, no problem with this?

The second alternative may have been police might have made a deal with the released 'suspect' to cover their asses.  From a justice standpoint, the second possible alternative is far worse than the first.  It implies collusion, a cover up.  Again, it's very early.  There can be no quick judgments made here.  Yet, this case so far reeks.   More to come as more information is released, becomes available.  -- Certainly, hope police were indeed justified.  At first blush, this incident raises serious questions.

Subsequent to writing the above, NBC News reported:

"The officer who fired the shots was later identified as Bryan Mason, a nine-year veteran of the force who just recently transferred to the zone where the incident happened. He was being placed on paid administrative leave for about a week, said Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner."

At least, police did the right thing quickly disclosing the identity of the law enforcement shooter.  -- Unlike here, in Llano County where the Sheriff and DPS to date have failed to release the identities of the killers of Jeffrey Gray Wise 23 weeks after his killing.

"Mason was previously involved in the fatal shooting of an armed man in 2012, reported the Dispatch. Police determined he acted within policy.  The family of the boy said in a statement that they want an independent investigation into the shooting."

That likely won't happen.  Police and their handlers are nearly always protected, coddled.  No matter what they do.  Receive carte blanche.

"The Columbus Police Department has a history of investigating itself following these officer involved shootings and we believe that these investigations are inherently biased," attorney Chanda L. Brown said. "The best thing that the City of Columbus could do to ease the minds and fears of its citizens is to step aside and let an independent party investigate the matter."

Again, that's highly likely not going to happen.  ... Not in a goddamned fascist police-state.

"Jacobs said investigators are expected to pass their review of the latest case onto a prosecutor and grand jury, which would determine whether any criminal charges are warranted against the officers involved."

Again, and nearly as always, the fix appears to be in.

"It's unclear whether any surveillance or cellphone footage has been recovered showing the shooting.  Police also did not immediately say whether the officers involved were wearing body cameras. Last month, 30 Columbus cops began testing body-worn cameras and the department is expected to fully implement the devices by the end of the year, WCMH reported."

Once again, transparency is lacking.  They're protecting their own.  A pending investigation precluding such is unadulterated bullshit.  They should have at least quickly owned up to whether or not they indeed have video.  They have not.

Amazing how quickly the police union, however, gallingly passed its judgment the killer in blue did the right thing.  ABC News reports:

"A police union leader says the Ohio officer who fatally shot a 13-year-old boy while investigating a reported armed robbery is a well-respected policeman who did what he had to do in that circumstance."

Is that right?  This son of a bitch passes such judgment before the police department even declares whether or not there is video?  This is precisely why law enforcement and its shills have no credibility.  All across our formerly great country.  This is nothing new.  Has gone on for decades.  Hear the rumble?

"Jason Pappas, the president of the police union representing Mason, said Friday it's a situation no officer wants to encounter."

Again, more condescending, patronizing, self-serving bullshit from an outrageously gutless police community.  It's precisely how and why way too many of these jackbooted bastards in blue get their cookies off.  Forget?  The son of a bitch who killed this kid pumped round after round into him.  Why?


9-23-16

Finally, some justice in the needless death of Sandra Bland.  NPR reports:

"The family of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell in July 2015, has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit, according to one of the family's lawyers.  Waller County will pay $1.8 million and the Texas Department of Public Safety will pay $100,000, attorney Tom Rhodes tells The Two-Way. He says the settlement also includes changes to procedures at the Waller County jail and de-escalation training for state troopers."

This sad, sad case was reported here and elsewhere.  Usually, DPS troopers conduct themselves professionally.  Not so in this case.  The public is well advised to sue the living shit out of offending officers, the law enforcement agency, as well as their government masters.  Do all you can to bankrupt the criminal jackbooted bastards in blue and their handlers.  Short of an unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon, hitting them hard in the wallet is the only way to finally get their attention.  Force desperately needed change.


9-23-16

The jackbooted bastards in blue continue to rely on 'informants' whose credibility isn't worth a shit.  Get a warrant based on bullshit, then terrorize the innocent.  Think not?  Wake up.  Fox News reports the following on one tragic Colorado example:

"Grand Junction police received a tip Wednesday that methamphetamine was inside a home in the neighboring town of Clifton. The informant provided an exact address and specific details about where officers could find the drugs.  Armed with a search warrant, sheriff's deputies and police officers knocked on the front door but no one answered. They plowed through the door and broke multiple windows to get into the home, only to find the innocent family. Two adults and five children between the ages of 3 and 12 live there."

Anyone who suffers this type of abuse by law enforcement goons needs to quickly secure an attorney and sue the living shit out of the bastards, the department, and their government handlers.

"Investigators were trying to determine what went wrong and whether the informant was credible, Davidson said.  The police department and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office planned to pay to replace the windows and fix the door. They also were arranging for new carpet to be installed because of concerns about tiny pieces of glass from the broken windows.  "We are so grateful that no one was hurt, and we want to publicly apologize to the family, and acknowledge what a frightening and disconcerting experience this must have been for them," the agencies said in a joint statement."

This is yet another example of the jackbooted bastards in blue outrageously out of control.  It's how these pieces of shit get their cookies off abusing the public.  Militarization.  An 'us against them' mentality run amok.  In a goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.  Again, who really won the Second World War European Theater?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Worse?  Much worse?  Is the fact someone accused, falsely or otherwise, is often offered immunity or a reduced sentence if they provide information to police.  Consequently, guess what?  They lie like hell to save their sorry asses.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?


9-23-16

The FBI remains out of control.  Does not adhere to the United States Constitution including the Bill of Rights.  Has waged a war on privacy.  Some are fighting back.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"The Associated Press and two other news organizations sued the FBI on Friday to learn who the government paid and how much it spent to hack into an iPhone in its investigation into last year’s San Bernardino, California, massacre.  The lawsuit seeks records about the FBI’s contract with an unidentified vendor who provided a tool to unlock the phone belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people at a holiday gathering of county workers in December 2015."

About time.  The public is entitled to this information.  Has a right to know.  This jackbooted agency must be reined in.  Hopefully, this lawsuit will begin the process.

“Understanding the amount that the FBI deemed appropriate to spend on the tool, as well as the identity and reputation of the vendor it did business with, is essential for the public to provide effective oversight of government functions and help guard against potential improprieties,” said the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act."

Indeed.

"In rejecting earlier requests to divulge the information, the government said revealing the records could affect “enforcement proceedings,” but did not elaborate."

How could it?  The bastards were lying out the ass.  Have betrayed their oaths of office to protect and defend the Constitution.  Sad, a lawsuit has to be filed to get the government to do the right thing.  At least, become more transparent.  Difficult to do in a goddamned fascist police-state, however.  The Fourth Reich.

"The FBI would not say how much the solution cost or reveal how it worked. It also refused to share the information with Apple, which had expressed concern that circumventing its security protections could compromise its products."

This is precisely why manufacturers must provide extremely sophisticated encryption that would take the bastards in law enforcement years to break.  Not to protect criminals, however, but the long-suffering, law-abiding public that has a right to privacy.  Must be protected against the jackbooted bastards in blue who enjoy going on fishing expeditions against innocent citizens.

Of equal concern is the FBI masquerading as journalists.  Fox reports:

"The FBI has imposed new restrictions on its agents' ability to masquerade as reporters following an uproar over the impersonation of an Associated Press journalist, but the agency has stopped short of ruling out the practice as news organizations had wanted."

Again, this must change.  It is a direct attack on the First Amendment Freedom of the Press.  Anyone speaking to the media has to be assured it is truly the media and not the jackbooted bastards in blue.


9-23-16

Jonesville, La. Police Chief Skylar Dore is precisely what has gone so terribly wrong in law enforcement in our formerly great country.  Think not?  Wake up.  The Washington Post reports:

"Sunday sermons had just ended when residents of this river town learned that a lone black gunman had killed three police officers in Baton Rouge. Before the news could sink in, a profane message appeared on Facebook."

Reacting to the killing, the police chief opined:

“Hey Mr. Bulls--- president,” it began. “When are you going to grow a f---ing pair. And tell it like it is. These are terrorist. That have declared f---ing war on my brother. (White police officers) enough is enough.”

This piece of shit is pictured in full jackbooted bastard in blue battle dress.  Only thing missing?  His swastika armband.

"Two days later, the majority-black town council fired the young chief.  If his post had stirred anger, then his firing provoked outrage. Dore received encouragement, even employment offers, from across the country. But he also received death threats. When a friend organized a march on Dore’s behalf, the sheriff persuaded him to call it off for fear it could turn into a shootout."

Nothing ever seems to change, does it?  Same old shit.  A goddamned fascist police-state.  In Nazi America.  The Fourth Reich.

"Dore says he is not a racist. He says he is fighting for his First Amendment rights."

Not a racist?  Think not?  Wake up.

“I was upset with the president. Quite frankly, I still am,” he said, saying President Obama failed to act aggressively against black nationalist “terrorists,” such as the Baton Rouge shooter, Gavin Long."

This piece of shit has no concern for the thousands of innocent people murdered by the jackbooted bastards in blue across our formerly great country.  None at all.  Wants no change in the status quo.  That is, carte blanche for police to murder on the job with impunity.  No accountability.  None at all.  That's unacceptable.  Unchecked?  Will lead to an unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon.  As any national socialist, that is, nazi, he excuses abominable behavior by deliberately obfuscating and confusing it with free speech.

"His critics, however, say Dore’s post not only exposed his racist views but also raised questions about his past, including ones tied to unsubstantiated allegations that he caused the death of a black man in custody. That the majority-black town had entrusted Dore with the badge compounded the sense of betrayal."

This is precisely the problem.  An exigent threat to liberty, equal rights.  This must change.  Now.

"Several witnesses told investigators that Dore used the stun gun on Abraham while he was handcuffed. One said Dore also threatened to arrest his “black ass.” In a letter to the U.S. Justice Department, Abraham’s family called it a “clear-cut murder of an innocent man.”  But Louisiana State Police found no probable cause to arrest Dore, and Dore says he did nothing wrong."

This is exactly, precisely the most glaring, achingly exigent problem with policing in the goddamned fascist police-state we now live in.  There is no accountability.  One agency lies.  The other swears to it.  No truly independent investigation of any police malfeasance.  ... Hear the rumble?  That deaf?

This nazi piece of shit was clearly out of control on Facebook.  Went on to opine:

“How many police officers have to die trying to protect the citizens of this country,” he fumed. “Any other president would have declared full on war on this group. Since when in our f---ing history do we stand idle to the ambush murders of law enforcement. It has to STOP NOW!!!!!”

They're not protecting the citizens of this county, you piece of shit.  They're murdering them.  Innocent unarmed citizens.  You don't know that? That clueless?


9-23-16

The savagery continues. The Washington Post reports:

"A Chicago police officer was indicted by a grand jury this week and charged with federal civil rights violations for a 2013 incident in which he was captured on video opening fire at a car full of teenagers."

Think this acceptable?  Good policing?

"In a two-page indictment filed Thursday and made public Friday, Marco Proano, 41, is accused of using unreasonable force with “acts that resulted in bodily injury” to two people. These two people were not named in the indictment."

Why wasn't this piece of shit prosecuted for his crimes in state court?

"Relatives of the teenagers ultimately sued the city and the police department, alleging the use of force came “without provocation, cause or justification of any kind.” The case was ultimately settled out of court for $360,000, records show."

Indeed, a piss hole in the snow.  The kids have ongoing medical issues.


9-23-16

Insult to injury?  When officers wantonly, intentionally maim on the job.  Get away with it due to sovereign immunity.  Nazi justice in a goddamned fascist police-state.   The Statesman reports:

"A federal appeals court Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against three Round Rock police officers involved in a 2014 traffic stop that left a Florence man paralyzed, ruling that excessive force was not used despite the severity of the driver's injuries."

Imagine that.  During a traffic stop.  Where officers had their heads so far up their jackbooted asses their eyeballs turned inside out.  Anything goes.  Anything at all.  The jackbooted bastards in blue are nearly always protected by their shills on the bench.  Nazi justice.  A fascist police-state.  Insult to injury?

"The officers moved to be dismissed from the lawsuit, arguing that the law granted them immunity from being sued because they were acting consistently within their role as public officials."

Again, readers, carefully consider, truly understand the meaning, impact of the last statement.  These jackbooted bastards truly believe wantonly maiming someone during a traffic stop is protected by law.  In Nazi Texas, indeed, for all practical purposes, it is.  Nazi law.  In a goddamned fascist police-state.  Indeed, The Fourth Reich.  The ruling will be appealed.  Needs to be.  Hear the rumble?  That deaf?


9-23-16

National socialists on the House Intelligence Committee have displayed their true fascist colors.  Have summarily took a raucous, hard dump on Edward Snowden, falsely accusing this American hero of compromising national security.  This man superbly, heroically provided a great public service.  Exposed traitors in the NSA for the conniving, treasonous pieces of shit they truly are.

We never would have known the extent of warrantless government spying on innocent American citizens had Snowden not released this information.  For that alone, he remains a hero.  Should not be prosecuted.  Should be awarded a medal for his great service to the American people and our formerly great country.


9-23-16

Egregious perversion of justice in our formerly great country?  Fox News reports:

"A Dallas Police sergeant filed a lawsuit on Friday against Black Lives Matter and its supporters, alleging the group is inciting a race war.  Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, a 17-year veteran of the force, is seeking between $500 million and $1.5 billion in the complaint filed in federal court, the Dallas Morning News reported.  The defendants in the class-action suit include Black Lives Matter; President Obama; Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and billionaire activist George Soros."

Imagine that.  Day is night, night is day, and shit smells perversely sweet in the convoluted, perverted world of modern 'law' 'enforcement.'  Insult to injury?

“Defendants incite people to violence and cause violence by telling those people that they are under attack. Defendants are encouraging disaffected blacks, Black Muslims, Muslims and others allied with them including certain whites to ignore, disrespect, and assault law enforcement officials, and commit violence and lethal force,” the lawsuit states, according to the paper."

Is that right?  Think so?  Conveniently, forget?  Blacks, whites, and others are under egregious attack by out of control 'law' 'enforcement' all over our formerly great country.  Example after example after example have surfaced all over media including this publication.  Jackbooted 'law' 'enforcement' 'officers' all over our formerly great country have been concertedly, intentionally, perniciously militarized.  Have a 'shoot first, ask questions later' mentality.  Have become an egregious threat to all citizens.  Remain out of control.  Have murdered innocent citizens with impunity.  Not held accountable.

"The lawsuit alleges the defendants "have repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities."  The lawsuit was filed hours before two Texas police officers were injured in a shooting while responding to a suicide call."

Aren't they demonstrably describing the very same perverse intention running wildly through much of present day 'law' 'enforcement' currently?

"Pennie, who is black, is being represented by Larry Klayman, founder of the organization Freedom Watch.  “The defendants, if not legally reined in, are allegedly responsible, along with others, for igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us,” Klayman said in a press release."

Can't the very same truthfully be said about egregiously out of control murderous 'law' 'enforcement' throughout our formerly great country?  That is, the jackbooted criminal bastards in blue are doing all they can to incite an unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon?

They've already done their damnedest to impose a goddamned fascist police-state.  Think this will stand?  That Americans will indefinitely accept this ongoing f--king?  Ferociously pointedly, readers,  if this out of control asshole in blue and his handlers had anything criminal on Black Lives Matter, do you really think there wouldn't already be criminal indictments? Wake up.  You're being bamboozled.  Suckered.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?


9-23-16

Yet, another highly questionable killing by police.  This time in Tulsa.  Fox News reports:

"Tulsa police have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to help investigate the shooting death of a man by an officer."

With damned good reason.

"Police Chief Chuck Jordan contacted the department through the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa and will work with the agency to investigate Friday night's shooting death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, according to a news release from police."

The jackbooted bastards are covering their ass.  Pre-emptively.  This one does not look good for police.

"Spokesmen for police and the Justice Department did not immediately return phone calls Sunday for additional comment."

Imagine that.  Couldn't be, could it?  Why would they?

"Police spokeswoman Jeanne MacKenzie has said the shooting occurred after an officer stopped to investigate an SUV stopped in the middle of a street and Crutcher approached two officers who arrived to assist."

Interesting, how the jackbooted bastards always seem to arrive in overwhelming force no matter the call.  ... Including here, in Nazi Llano County.  This causes problems.  Problems, that 'law' 'enforcement' appear to relish.  Sadly, it's how they seem to perversely get their cookies off.  Abusing power.  Jackbooted bastards, egregiously out of control.

"MacKenzie said Crutcher refused orders to put up his hands and was shot when he reached inside the SUV, which was his."

Is that right?  Where is dash cam and/or body cam video of the encounter?  Where?  Shoot first, ask questions later?

"Police said one officer fired a stun gun, then the second officer fired his gun, striking Crutcher, who died later at a hospital."

Pitiful.

"Police have not said whether a weapon was found. Officials said that information, along with audio and video of the incident, will be released Monday."

Why the delay?  To get your stories straight?  Where the hell is the goddamned transparency?  Why the pre-emptive move to call in the 'Justice' Department?  To cover the sorry asses of the killers?  While family survivors of this tragedy live with the consequences?

"Crutcher's twin sister, Tiffany Crutcher, told reporters Saturday that the family is heartbroken and she does not believe Crutcher was carrying a gun.  "We just want answers, we want to know what happened, there's a lot of speculation, but there is one thing, one fact that I do know is that my brother was unarmed."  She said her brother had left a class at Tulsa Community College when his SUV stalled in the street."

Readers, this case does not look good.  Be interesting to see what police subsequently release to the public.  The 'Justice' Department and FBI cannot be trusted in any of these cases.  Have a poor track record.  Usually support the jackbooted bastards in blue.  No matter what they do.

Subsequent to writing the above, CBS reports:

"But police video from the incident Friday shows 40-year-old Terence Crutcher walking away from the officers and toward his SUV with his hands up when one officer shocks him with a stun gun and he falls to the ground. He is then shot and killed. Police were called to the scene to respond to a report of a stalled vehicle.

"Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced Monday, before the video and audio recordings were released, that Crutcher had no weapon on him or in his SUV when he was shot. It’s not clear from the footage what led Betty Shelby, the officer who fired the fatal shot, to draw her gun or what orders officers gave Crutcher. Shelby’s attorney, Scott Wood, said Crutcher was not following the officers’ commands.

“He has his hands up and is facing the car and looks at Shelby, and his left hand goes through the car window, and that’s when she fired her shot,” Wood told the Tulsa World for a report Tuesday. "

Much more on this as the story develops.  The Washington Post reports:

"Police in Oklahoma released video footage Monday that shows a white Tulsa police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man — footage that the city’s police chief called “very disturbing.”

“It’s very difficult to watch,” Police Chief Chuck Jordan said at a news conference Monday. “The first time I watched it, I watched it with the family. … We will do the right thing: We will not cover anything up.”

"Jordan said investigators never found a weapon on Terence Crutcher or in his vehicle after the 40-year-old was shot and killed Friday as he stood beside his stalled SUV. Crutcher died in a hospital later that evening."

NPR reports:

"The video is disturbing and prompts many questions — and that's how the police see it. The family of Terence Crutcher, who was shot dead by police Friday, says the footage should lead to criminal charges against the officer who killed an unarmed man."

Question.  Ferociously pointed question.  Why hasn't "Betty Shelby, the officer who fired the fatal shot" been arrested, jailed, and criminally charged?  Had it been a civilian, his or her sorry ass would have been immediately arrested, jailed, and quickly charged.  Why the double standard?  Why is this murderous officer protected and coddled?  Receiving special treatment not afforded the public?  Why?


9-23-16

Police cannot seem to get it right.  Consider the following from Fox News:

"It was revealed that potential evidence for ongoing and future trials in Oakland, California, has disappeared, after a police sergeant gave testimony that a quarter of video clips from body-worn cameras was accidentally deleted two years ago during a software upgrade.  Sgt. Dave Burke was testifying last week in a murder trial of two men charged in July 2013 when he informed the court of the deletions, SF Gate reported."

Believe it?  Think it not intentional?  Just egregious police incompetence?


9-23-16

Wells Fargo got its ass figuratively kicked in the Senate.  Hard.  More on this as the story develops.  Fox reports:

"Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf apologized on Capitol Hill Tuesday for his bank’s high-profile scandal that allegedly involved workers opening unauthorized accounts -- but faced tough questions from senators, one of whom called for his resignation and said he should be criminally investigated.

“I do accept responsibility and I am sorry,” Stumpf told the Senate Banking Committee."

You do?  Then why didn't you do the right thing and resign in disgrace?

"Strumpf was in the hot seat over revelations that Wells Fargo secretly opened more than 2 million accounts without customers’ permission, as part of an apparent effort to exceed sales goals. Earlier this month, Wells Fargo agreed to pay a $185 million penalty as part of a civil settlement.

“Wrongful sales practice behavior in our retail banking business ... runs counter to our vision of helping our customers succeed financially and it is not representative of Wells Fargo as an institution,” Stumpf said."

It isn't?  Over 5,000 low-level employees got fired.  Won't be confused with the truth, you clueless, criminal son of a bitch?

"Stumpf said the bank recognizes now that “we should have done more sooner” to stop unethical actions. The bank took steps to address such behavior over the years, “but we now know those steps were not enough,” he said.

“We did not get it right,” he said."

You think?

"But the apology wasn't enough for lawmakers like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

“Have you returned one nickel to customers?” she repeatedly asked Stumpf.

"Warren also called for him to resign and said he should be criminally investigated."

Not only this son of a bitch, however, the entire Wells Fargo corporate management suite.  This is precisely what happens when there is either no regulation at all or exceptionally poor regulation of the business community.  They f--k over the public with impunity.  Yet, GOP national socialists want no meaningful regulation at all.  Want to see the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau out of existence.  Amazing, isn't it?No regulation at all.  Laissez-faire capitalism.  Let the bastards do as they please.  Do so with impunity.  No legal accountability.  As they f--k the living shit out of the public.

Insult to injury, the criminal son of a bitch is a congenital liar.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

“We never directed nor wanted our team members to provide products and services to our customers that they didn’t want,” Stumpf said Tuesday in prepared testimony to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. “That said, I accept full responsibility for all unethical sales practices.”

This man lied.  They forced accounts on customers who did not want them.  Precisely, why the bank tried to cover its ass by firing over 5,000 low-level employees.  Thousands of corporate employees don't commit criminal acts on their own.  Without authorization.  What planet does this lying criminal son of a bitch live on?


9-23-16

The savagery continues.  NPR reports:

"The police shooting of a man in Charlotte, N.C., sparked overnight protests and unrest. Protesters threw rocks at police, injuring 16 officers, while police wearing riot gear fired tear gas into the crowds. At one point, a major interstate was shut down as protesters set a fire and vandalized police cars.  The protests began Tuesday night after police shot and killed 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Officers were at the complex to serve a warrant for a different man, The Associated Press reports, when they saw Scott in a car."

It never ends.  Police claim the victim was armed.  Family and protesters say otherwise.  We'll see what the truth turns out to be.  More as this story develops.  One thing for sure, rioting and vandalism are outrageous and uncalled for.

Subsequent to writing the above, clashes became quite violent last night, 9/21, between police and protesters.  Protesters are reminded when you behave like the jackbooted bastards in blue, you become them.  Conversely, the jackbooted bastards in blue are ferociously reminded until they stop murdering the people they've falsely sworn to protect and defend unrest will continue.

Their clueless handlers in government are ferociously reminded until they rein in their jackbooted murderous criminal bastards in blue, an unwanted dreaded second American revolution already catastrophically looming on the horizon could indeed become reality.

The jackbooted bastards in blue in full battle dress banging their batons on their shields in unison look exactly as gorillas beating their fists on their chests.  Sadly, what we see here is police ludicrously exposing themselves for the out of control jackbooted buffoons they now have become.  Worse, police have refused to quickly release video of the killing of the victim.

Falsely, using an ongoing 'investigation' (cover-up?) as a phony excuse.  What are they truly doing?  Making sure they get the stories of their offending jackbooted bastards straight and in agreement?  In goose step?  To protect their sorry, gutless, criminal asses?  In stunning contrast to Tulsa where an extremely disturbing video was quickly released. Transparency.  In stark contrast to North Carolina.

What we now see in the streets vis a vis protest is indeed low-grade insurrection.  ... A sad portend of what may come unless desperately-needed change occurs.  Precisely, why the gutless Governor of North Carolina called out the National Guard.  Instead of demanding criminal officers be criminally prosecuted, convicted, imprisoned and/or executed.


9-16-16

Further proof the corporate management suite is not held criminally accountable for its crimes?  NPR reports:

"Wells Fargo Bank has been ordered to pay $185 million in fines and penalties to settle what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls "the widespread illegal practice of secretly opening unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts."

This story has been reported here and elsewhere.  The fine just levied amounts to a piss hole in the snow.  Why hasn't anyone been criminally prosecuted?

"Thousands of Wells Fargo employees opened the accounts in secret so they would get bonuses for hitting their sales targets, according to investigators. More than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts may have been created without customer authorization."

Again, this is old news.  Why hasn't anyone been prosecuted?  None of the employees involved.  Not one in the corporate management suite.  Why isn't the CEO's sorry ass in jail?

"The bank must pay $100 million to the CFPB — the largest fine ever levied by the federal consumer watchdog. It also will pay $50 million to the City and County of Los Angeles, along with a $35 million penalty to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency."

Think this justice? Ferociously pointedly:  For you goddamned fools here in Llano County who have been reading this publication for years vis a vis Wells Fargo egregious criminal deceptive trade practices and yet still do business with these criminals?  Your heads are so far up your hopelessly ignorant asses your eyeballs are turning inside out.  Aching, hopeless aggressive stupidity.

Hold up a convenience store?  You'll likely spend the rest of your life in prison.  Steal millions from bank account holders?  Get slapped on the wrist.  Nazi justice in Nazi America.  The Fourth Reich.

Insult to injury?  The fine is pocket change for Wells Fargo.  Get this.  The Washington Post reports:

"But the fines being levied against Wells Fargo pale in comparison to the bank's yearly profit -- more than $20 billion in 2015.

"It is also less than the more than $200 million that the stock  in the company held by company's chief executive, John G. Stumpf is worth. The fines also are not that much more than the $125 million one of its top executives, Carrie Tolstedt, will walk away with when she retires this year. A 27-year veteran of the bank, Tolstedt ran the community banking division where regulators said aggressive sales goals fueled illegal behavior by bank employees.

"Tolstedt’s team is a leader in building and deepening customer loyalty and team member engagement across the business, which today serves more than 20 million retail checking households and 3 million small business owners, and employs 94,000 team members," the company said in a statement last July announcing her retirement."

Clearly, no justice in Nazi America.  The Fourth Reich.  Fox News reports:

"Carrie Tolstedt, 56, announced her retirement in July, effective at the end of the year, and is set to receive $124.6 million via stock, options and restricted shares accrued during her 27 years at Wells Fargo, Fortune reported Monday. Tolstedt headed the infamous community banking unit where employees created unauthorized deposit accounts and credit accounts in an effort to meet sales goals. The dummy accounts charged individual customers up to $50 in fines for a service they never requested, The New York Daily News reported."

Do the same?  Think there wouldn't be any criminal consequences?  Why isn't Tolstedt's sorry ass in jail?  Why not?

"There are two possibilities: Customer abuse was part of business model, in which lots of high-ranking people need to go to prison," Bart Naylor, a financial policy advocate for Public Citizen, told The Washington Post. "Or the bank is too big to manage, and folks high up don’t even know that laws are being broken a few levels down."

You think?

"It’s unclear when Tolstedt became aware of the scam and she was not named in any Consumer Financial Protection Bureau paperwork. The fallout from the scandal resulted in the firing of 5,300 employees and a massive $185 million fine levied by various regulators."

Unbelievable, isn't it?  That is, the fact the Bureau failed to not only mention her, but hold her criminally responsible.  Think Wells Fargo money didn't find its way into the pockets of the Bureau?

“Those issues should have been caught sooner and dealt with more forcefully,” Mike Mayo, an analyst at CLSA Ltd., wrote Monday in a client note obtained by Bloomberg."

Again, think no one at the Bureau didn't have his or her pockets lined?

"But Tolstedt not only escaped getting axed, she was praised for her tenure at the company. In a July statement about her retirement, CEO John Stumpf hailed Tolstedt as “a standard-bearer of our culture” and “a champion for our customers,” The New York Post reported. Her decision to retire was “personal,” a Wells Fargo spokesperson said."

Again, this is nazi justice in a goddamned fascist police-state.  No accountability.  None whatsoever.  -- Whether it's Amanda S. Wright, Wells Fargo Store Manager, Kingsland, Texas, right up to and including Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf.


9-16-16

While pedophiles need to be prosecuted, why shouldn't jurors be fully informed as to what actions government has taken during the course of an investigation?  The Washington Times reports:

"Federal prosecutors on Friday asked that the jury tasked with hearing a case against a Florida man accused of running a massive child porn website be sparred details about the government’s role in running that site after his arrest.  The request appears in a newly-filed motion entered in U.S. District Court as the government’s attorneys prepare to argue its case against Steven Chase, the alleged administrator of the “Playpen” website who faces seven felony counts of child porn in relation to that role when his trial begins next week."

What is the government desperate to cover up?  How far did it go in running the website?  Did it unconstitutionally violate the rights of both the defendant and others it targeted as a result of running the website after the bastard's arrest?  Where's the transparency?

"The government’s attorneys on Friday filed a motion which, if approved, would forbid any evidence or arguments about the FBI’s brief operation of the illegal website from being heard in court by a jury weighing the case against Mr. Chase.  “The government’s brief operation of Playpen occurred after Chase was identified and arrested. As such, it is unrelated to the conduct for which Chase is being prosecuted and would therefore not assist the trier of facts to determine a fact at issue,” U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose wrote in Friday’s motion."

How do we know this is true if there is no testimony regarding this issue in front of jurors?  Where the defense can cross examine prosecution witnesses to know whether or not they're telling the truth?  If there is no transparency, how can the government be trusted?  How?

"Additionally, the jury picked to decide the case would be “unfairly prejudiced, confused or misled” by hearing of the government’s role in running the child porn site, and that “any argument or evidence to the fact that the government briefly operated Playpen to identify website users is unfairly prejudicial because it would invite the jury to make its decision based on actions taken by the government rather than based on the conduct for which the defendant has been charged,” according to the filing."

"Don't do as I do, do as I say."  That's convoluted non-reasoning, that is, unadulterated bullshit.  Legalese run amok.  If there is full transparency afforded both sides, what and where is the problem?  Does the government believe jurors are too stupid to make the right decision?  The problem to date for decades has been the fact the government has unfairly been benefited by 'judges' who refuse to allow jurors to hear all evidence.  To give prosecutors and police an unfair edge.  Precisely, why 'judges', 'prosecutors', and 'law' 'enforcement' no longer care whether or not someone is guilty.  Just that they nail someone.  Anyone.

"Defense attorneys for the site’s alleged operator previously asked a federal judge to dismiss the case altogether on account of the government’s actions, but that request was denied earlier this month with U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees ruling that “the government’s conduct in operating the website occurred subsequent to Defendant’s arrest for charged conduct and therefore the conduct neither assisted Defendant in allegedly committing the charged acts nor infringed upon any constitutional right belonging to Defendant.”

This is precisely the reason why there needs to be full transparency.  It should not be up to a judge to decide to intentionally abrogate a defendant's right to fully cross examine government goons on the stand.  Which may very well have happened in this case.  The judge and prosecution are apparently doing all they can to obfuscate the truth.  To secure a conviction at any cost.  No matter true guilt or innocence of the accused.  It's called nazi justice in Nazi America.  A goddamned fascist police-state.  Indeed, The Fourth Reich.


9-16-16

There is such a thing as slave labor in our formerly great country.  Still goes on.  Certainly, in the prisons.  Get this.  CBS News reports:

"Prisons can’t run without inmates, in more ways than one. Prisoners wash floors, work in the laundries and kitchens, and provide a large amount of the labor that keeps their facilities running. In return, they earn pennies per hour or even no pay at all."

Think most of them won't eventually get out?  Think this contributes in any way to 'rehabilitation?'  Especially, if there is no job waiting upon release?

"That’s sparking what may be the largest prison strike yet as inmates across the country plan to stop working on Friday. The strikers are calling for an end to forced labor and what they call “prison slavery.”

Think not?  Think society doesn't pay upon their release?  One way or the other?

"It’s no coincidence that they picked Sept. 9 as the strike date: It’s the 45th anniversary of the Attica riot, when prisoners at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York rioted for better conditions."

Can't have that, can we?  After all, it wouldn't comport with GOP fascist 'sensibilities' regarding their perversion of the term 'law and order.'  Yet, we all pay for this determined shortsightedness when released felons re-offend.  Then again, wouldn't want to confuse the fascist element in our formerly great country with the truth, would we?


9-16-16

In follow up to an earlier case covered here and elsewhere, KRON4.com reports:

"Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced Friday morning that seven officers are being charged in the sexual misconduct scandal plaguing Bay Area law enforcement agencies.  According to O’Malley, seven officers will be charged: a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputy, a former Livermore police officer, and five current and former Oakland police officers.  These are the first criminal charges announced in this sexual misconduct scandal."

They involve sex with a woman that started when she was a minor.

"The charges come after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced that 12 Oakland police officers are being disciplined in the sex scandal.  Four Oakland police officers were fired and seven were suspended without pay, Schaaf said.  The 19-year-old woman at the center of the scandal, Celeste Guap, said she has had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials from various law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area. Four of the sexual encounters happened while she was a minor.  Oakland police said in May that an investigation into allegations that officers committed sexual misconduct with a minor began after an officer committed suicide."

Nothing will change until criminal officers are tried, convicted, imprisoned and/or executed.  Moreover, there is a desperate need to improve the vetting done before and after employment right up to termination or retirement.  Of equal importance, officers should be required to hold a bachelor's degree in criminal science and an advanced degree in the social sciences.  Starting pay should be $100K.

The law enforcement community would need far fewer officers if the level of professionalism, training, and education was exponentially increased.  Not only that, we'd have far better officers.  Less likely to abuse, shake down, brutalize, and murder on the job.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?


9-16-16

In follow up to the above, here is a perfect example why the officer pool needs to be drastically improved.  CBS News reports:

"A Miami police officer has been relieved of duty without pay after a post about an 8-year-old’s killer appeared on his Facebook page, CBS Miami station WFOR-TV reports.  Andrew Mesa, a 10-year veteran with the Miami Police Department, shared on his page a passionate Facebook video post from a cousin of 8-year-old Jada Page, who was shot and killed last month."

Any officer has a right to express himself or herself.  This guy takes it well beyond the limit.  Implies violence.

“Share this post,” Spence says in the video. “Post up whatever you got to do. If you want to donate money to Crime Stoppers, talk.”  Mesa shared the video, along with some angry commentary toward communities that speak out about police use of deadly force.  Referring to Jada’s killer, he says in part, “What will happen if they force police to defend themselves and deadly force is the only option... Will you say their hands were up? Then come burn our city down? Will the lucky cop loose (sic) his job and get blasted on the media as a killer and face false murder charges?”  He ends his post using the hashtag #GoGetTheKillersYourSelves."

Can certainly understand why this officer is angry.  He takes it well beyond the limits, however, when he urges violence by the last hashtag above.  You can't do that.  Anyone else who had done this would have had his ass locked up in jail.  Why hasn't this officer been arrested?  Why the double standard?

He stupidly tarnishes the image of his department by falsely suggesting officers will be falsely arrested and charged with murder.  They hardly ever are charged, period.  For anything.  ... Anything, that would land the rest of in jail.  They're protected and coddled.  Held to no standard at all in most communities.  That seems to be changing after all the insurrection in the streets across our formerly great country the last couple of years.

Mesa is not qualified to be an officer.  Lacks the temperament and good judgment to effectively do his job.  Worse, he's an exigent threat to the public while on duty.  Needs to be permanently removed from police work.  License as a peace officer revoked for life.  Not only that, there needs to be a national database of officers who have lost their licenses.  Anyone on that list must be denied employment nationwide as a law enforcement officer.


9-16-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-two weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-two weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-two weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-9-16

Again, and as always, when law enforcement does something heroic, and/or of extreme benefit to the community, it always leads in this publication.  Drug overdoses are always tragic.  Often, don't end happily.  The Washington Post reports:

"By the time Michelle Burton and a dozen other Birmingham, Ala., police officers arrived at an apartment Tuesday night, it was too late to save a 30-year-old man, who died of an apparent drug overdose.  On the couch lay a 35-year-old woman, slack and unresponsive, but with a faint pulse. Paramedics on the scene administered a dose of Narcan, a fast-acting opioid antidote, before rushing her to the hospital."

Narcan is indeed a life saver.  Needs to be carried by all emergency personnel.  Here comes the truly tragic, heartrending part of the story:

"Then there was the matter of the couple’s shaken children: a 7-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy, a 2-year-old boy and a 1-month-old girl clad in a tiny purple gingham dress.  They were being comforted by next-door neighbors, the same ones who had dialed 911 earlier after hearing the older girl crying out: Help! We can’t wake mom and dad up."

No kid should have to deal with this.  Unfortunately, it happens all over the country.

"Protocol dictated that the children would need to be taken to the South Precinct, then to family court and finally to the custody of Child Protective Services at DHR, the Alabama Department of Human Resources.  It was already 9 p.m. Burton, less than two hours away from finishing her usual shift, let her husband know she was going to be home late from work that day.  “It was horrible,” Burton told The Washington Post. “It was a very sad situation.  ”But it was not, she said, the first such situation they found themselves in."

Indeed, cops need to be far more than enforcers of the law.  Precisely, why they must be highly paid professionals with a college degree in criminal justice and an advanced degree in the social sciences.  Deserve to be paid a starting salary of $100K.

"An officer-in-training with Burton lent the two boys his flashlight; soon, the toddlers were running around, shining it in people’s faces.  The 7-year-old was quieter, Burton said. The officer asked if she needed anything.  The girl asked if someone could sign her homework, so she could turn it in to her teacher the next day.  “That broke my heart,” said Burton. “She said, ‘I did my work.’ She pulled it out and showed it to us. It was math homework, (like) ‘Which number is greater? Which number is odd or even?’ … I told her, ‘Sweetie, you probably won’t have to go to school tomorrow. … But where you’re going is going to have everything you need.'”

This is precisely why officers need to be highly trained,  highly educated, well-paid professionals.

"In the apartment, Burton found an unopened can of infant formula and a baby bottle; she grabbed both.  At the precinct, officers bought whatever the other kids wanted to eat from a vending machine. There, Burton removed her vest and other police gear so she could comfortably hold the infant and give her a bottle. It had to have been hours since she had been fed, Burton thought.  “A lot of us are parents,” Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards told The Post. “We just go into parent mode and not necessarily police mode. … Officer Burton, she just really wanted to grab the baby and just cuddle the baby.”  So she did. Soon, the infant was sound asleep on Burton’s shoulder.  At some point, someone in the precinct captured a photo of the tender scene, which Burton later showed her husband.  Edwards said he wasn’t surprised by Burton’s actions. The department has more than 800 sworn officers, and they have to be prepared for dozens of different scenarios, he said."

This is precisely the kind of publicity law enforcement desperately needs.  We need to do better.  Far better.  All across our formerly great country.  If things don't change, and soon, hear the rumble?  Hat's off to Officer Michelle Burton and the twelve other Birmingham, Ala., police officers who did such a remarkable job under extremely difficult conditions.


9-9-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty-one weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty-one weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty-one weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-9-16

Ever wonder what it might be like to do some 32 years for a crime you did not commit?  How someone innocent could ever be convicted in a court of law?  Ever think it might happen to you?  Think it couldn't?  Could never be falsely accused and convicted of a crime you did not commit?  Think that never happens in our formerly great country?  Wake up.

Ever wonder what you might say to your false accuser if you had the chance to confront him or her?  Thomas Webb had just such an opportunity.  NBC News reports:

"Thomas Webb survived a false conviction, but freedom failed him. Then he met his accuser."

How would you react?  What would you say?  Think?

"After 32 years, he’d forgotten what she looked like.  The last time Thomas Webb III had seen her, she’d glared at him from across a courtroom with a hatred that still haunted him.  He’d spent more than half his life wondering why she’d picked him from photo lineups and pointed him out to a 1983 jury as the man who’d raped her. After more than 13 years in prison, and an even longer descent into addiction and homelessness, he’d learned to accept that he may never know the answer."

Think this couldn't happen to anyone?  Including you?  Think it doesn't happen?  Ever?  Especially, now, since we're living in a de facto fascist police-state?  Where anything goes?  Where guilt or innocence truly no longer matters?  Only that someone, anyone, is convicted.  Principle?  What's that?  Vanished.

"And now here she was.  She’d tapped him on his shoulder as he was about to take the stage of a high school auditorium in February 2015 to share his epic tale of injustice. They were about the same age, mid-50s, and her brown hair was streaked with gray. “Could I talk to you for a minute, please?” she asked.  He followed her into a hallway, where she told him her name. His gut skipped.  She stepped back, afraid of how he’d react.  “Thomas, I’ve been waiting so long to say this: I’m so sorry,” she said. She crumpled into tears. “I’m so, so sorry.”

Think sorry makes it?  Sufficient?  Gives this man back his life?  What's he's so unjustly lost?  Indeed, a moment of truth.  Hard questions hopefully none of you will ever have to consider.

"Webb, who is 6 feet tall, with a broad chest and dark, weary eyes, listened in amazement. It was the first time anyone had apologized for what had happened to him. “It’s OK,” he told her. “I forgive you. I forgave you a long time ago.” He put his arms around her. He began to cry, too.  They embraced, minds racing, until he remembered why he was there. They exchanged awkward goodbyes. Then he went onstage to explain how a man can be convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, why innocence, when stolen, can never be fully returned, and that exoneration is just the start of the struggle for justice.  But as he spoke, he experienced an odd sense of relief, like an old injury that had stopped aching. In the audience, a similar response washed over her. It felt like healing."

Think you'd react that way in the same situation?  Rise to the occasion like this guy did?  Think this woman did not indeed have great courage to do what she did?  Both handled this situation remarkably well.  Think it was that simple?

"He wrote her a letter once. It was 1982, soon after he’d been charged with breaking into the apartment of a white 19-year-old woman in Norman, where she attended the University of Oklahoma, raping her at knifepoint and stealing cash from her purse. He was 22, a black man new to Oklahoma who didn’t attend the school but partied with students there. He’d previously been arrested for a dormitory break-in, which was why his picture had ended up in photo lineups where the victim had picked him out — twice."

This is certainly a problem with lineups and witnesses.  Precisely, why police need to be so careful.  They weren't back then, but most are a bit more careful presently.

"His note, penned from the Cleveland County Jail, said he felt terrible about what happened to her, but she’d made a big mistake. He pleaded with her to admit she’d chosen the wrong man.  She never saw it. It probably wouldn’t have swayed her, anyway. She was not lying. She was sure he was the one."

This is the problem with the system.  You have a victim.  A victim who certainly was victimized, but may not be a reliable witness because of the trauma.  Then someone innocent gets falsely accused and convicted of a crime he or she did not commit.

"She took the stand against him. After the first trial ended in a hung jury, prosecutors offered Webb a plea deal that would have put him in prison for 15 years. His court-appointed lawyer urged him to accept. That was the moment when he realized that no one, not even the man being paid to defend him, believed he was innocent."

This is precisely the problem with plea bargains.  Jackbooted prosecutors, police, and their shills on the bench couldn't care less.  Care only that someone, anyone gets convicted.  Another notch on the belt.  Conversely, defense attorneys believe they're doing the right thing advising a plea bargain.  When their client is innocent, however, they do them a disservice.

"His appeals failed, and he grew to accept that he would die behind bars.  The second trial lasted one day. It included testimony from the victim and a state expert who said hairs found at the scene matched Webb’s. The jury deliberated for an hour before convicting him. The judge sentenced him to 60 years: 30 for rape, 15 for burglary, 10 for forcible oral sodomy, five for grand larceny.  In prison, he was a sex offender, at the bottom of the inmate hierarchy, a status that made his life a horror that he still does not like to talk about."

Forget?  This man is innocent.  Did nothing to deserve the f--king he received at the hands of our outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept system of 'justice.'  For you national socialist, 'law and order' Republican nazis out there, where the hell was the 'law and order' for this innocent victim falsely accused and convicted?  How do you fascist bastards return what he's lost to him?  How?  How do you justify this bullshit?  Perversely, think this is just a fluke in the system? 'Them's the breaks?'  Really believe that?

"His appeals failed, and he grew to accept that he would die behind bars. He shut himself off to the outside world — an adjustment exacerbated by the fact that, other than a visit from a friend in the first year, no one, not even his family, came to see him.  He began to doubt his own innocence. But he prayed, building a relationship with God that kept him from going mad.  Meanwhile, the victim — who asked that she only be identified as K —  tried to reassemble her life. It helped to know that her attacker had been locked away. Or so she thought."

A delusional system of 'justice.'  In what's become a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.  Courtesy of Republican 'law and order' fascists.

DNA saved the day:

"The results came back in early 1996: the DNA was not Webb’s.  “It was like I came back from the dead,” Webb recalled. “All of a sudden, I started to believe in my own innocence. They really didn’t have to release me. It was just the fact that someone else knew that I didn’t do it.”  Prosecutors confirmed the results. A judge granted Webb a new trial, then allowed the charges to be dismissed. “There’s nothing I can do to correct the 13 years of injustice that he has endured in this case,” the district attorney at the time, Tim Kuykendall, said in court.  Kuykendall also stressed that blame did not lie with the victim. “I do not believe she lied,” he said. “I think she truly believed Mr. Webb was the perpetrator.”

Think that corrects the injustice?  Rights the wrong?  Truly believe that?  Think that does anything more than let 'prosecutors,' 'police', and 'judges' off the hook?  Allows them to escape accountability for their failure to do their jobs?  Think these bastards in law enforcement, prosecutor's offices, and the judiciary would be as quick to convict if they knew they'd have to serve the same amount of time in prison the falsely accused and convicted are forced to endure?  Think any financial compensation rights the wrong?  Truly believe that?  Sovereign immunity does nothing more presently than to protect the corrupt, abusive, inept pieces of shit who call themselves 'police,' 'prosecutors,' and 'judges.'  ... Right, Sheriff et al?

Precisely, what happened here in Nazi Llano County back in the late 90s when a federal court in Austin ruled a rape had indeed occurred in the Llano County Jail but no cash damages were awarded due to sovereign immunity statutes that protected the goddamned Sheriff, his jailers, and this outrageously corrupt and abusive County.  Yet, we still have idiots here who protect and defend these outrageously corrupt and abusive jackbooted sons of bitches no matter what they do.  Remain too damned aggressively stupid to be confused with the truth.


9-9-16

Why should it ever be legal for a cop to shoot at a moving car?  Think the results could not be horrific under a number of conditions?  Especially, if a round misses its target and someone innocent is hit.  Think it can't happen?  Has not happened?  NPR reports:

"Heavy scrutiny surrounding officer-involved shootings has some law enforcement leaders rethinking firing at moving cars."

Couldn't be, could it?  ... A light, -- has finally turned on?  After all this time? How 'bout 'dat?'

"One of those agencies is the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which recently changed its policy on the issue."

With damned good reason.

"NPR member station KPCC in Pasadena has been tracking the use of force by sheriff's deputies as part of an ongoing investigative series called Officer Involved. It found almost every driver or passenger shot by deputies was unarmed."

This is precisely the problem.  Officers shoot first, ask questions later.  Some of their commanders have even opined better to be judged by six in court than carried by six in death.  This is exactly why law enforcement all too frequently murders on the job.  This has to change.

"John Berry was one of these unarmed drivers.  Last summer, Berry sat in his BMW on his home street in Lakewood — a city south of Los Angeles — as sheriff's patrol cars blocked him from driving away.  Seven deputies swarmed the vehicle, as a neighbor recorded the scene on her smart phone, and people called out to "Johnny," urging him to exit the car."

Gets worse.  Far worse.

John, a 31-year-old restaurant manager, was in the middle of a schizophrenic episode.  His brother Chris Berry says John wasn't armed and wasn't dangerous. In fact, Chris called deputies for help, perhaps in getting his brother to a psychiatric hospital.  So Chris was shocked when officers pulled out a baton, then Taser.  "They were way too aggressive for someone who doesn't understand what's going on," Chris Berry says."

Officers for the most part have very little training in how to effectively deal with the mentally ill.  Worse, they don't listen to people at the scene who advise them of the problem, have personal knowledge.  Also, jackbooted officers swarm in mass numbers in nearly all situations.  React like military personnel in a combat situation.  As they nearly always do here in Llano County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"Suddenly, John's car lurched forward, then back. The deputies declined to comment for this story, but told homicide investigators they were scared they'd be run over. That's why they shot."

Why wouldn't they decline to comment?  It's called bullshit.  Appalling cowardice.  These gutless sons of bitches could have stepped out of the way.  Did not.  Instead, gutlessly chose to murder this man.  No more complicated than that.  Precisely, why these pieces of jackbooted shit had no comment.  There was nothing they could say that could possibly justify murdering this man.  Nothing at all.

Police know it's stupid to shoot at a moving vehicle if for no other reason if you hit the driver, the vehicle becomes an unguided missile that weighs several thousand pounds.  Here is the real problem in black and white.  It's a poorly defined, over broadly defined legal issue:

"A month later, the L.A. Sheriff's Department wrote a new policy discouraging firing at moving vehicles. But the shootings continued.  "We are probably shooting at moving vehicles too much, because it is not an effective tactic, not because deputies aren't legally justified in doing so," Rogers says.  Legally justified, Rogers says, because deputies are allowed to shoot when they fear for their life."

Get it?  Understand the issue?  This outrageously gutless non-policy gives outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept, cowardly cops way, way, way too much discretion.  This is precisely why these jackbooted sons of bitches in blue are seldom prosecuted for murder.  The gutless bastards are protected, coddled.  Not held to the very same standard the public is held to.

It's precisely why an unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looms on the horizon.  These pieces of shit are granted near carte blanche to murder on the job with impunity.  While grieving family members continue to bury their innocent dead.  While these gutless jackbooted criminal bastards in blue go free.  Still don't get it?  Allowing a jackbooted son of a bitch in blue the discretion to murder if he fears for his life frees them to murder with impunity.

As far as shooting at a moving vehicle, all they need to do in many, if not most of these cases, is simply step out of the way.  They don't.  They get their cookies off opening fire.  Consider the following additional 'refinement':

"And the sheriff's department changed its policy, following KPCC's original investigation. It released a training video that teaches deputies that shooting at cars in dangerous.  And it updated its policy, effective this month, which explicitly states: "Firearms shall not be discharged at a stationary or moving vehicle, the occupants of a vehicle, or the tires of a vehicle unless a person in the vehicle is imminently threatening the Department member or another person present with deadly force by means other than the moving vehicle."  In other words, unless another weapon is present, stop shooting into cars.
As for consequences, the sheriff's department will review deviations from this policy on a case-by-case basis."

Highly unlikely this will solve the problem.  It still gives gutless officers way too much discretion.  It is indication, however, that police are beginning to finally wake up.  They need to.  Hear the rumble?  It's growing louder.


9-9-16

Prosecutors are also beginning to get the message.  NBC News reports:

"A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a white former Atlanta police officer for murder and other counts in the death of an unarmed black man.  The Fulton County grand jury indicted James Burns on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, making a false statement and two counts of violation of oath of office in the June 22 killing of 22-year-old Deravis Caine Rogers, according to defense attorney Drew Findling. Burns has been out on bond since his arrest."


9-9-16

Again, ad nauseum, our formerly great country has a problem with a double standard.  A hypocritical double standard.  Get this.  The Washington Times reports:

"Law enforcement officials are aghast over a Detroit prosecutor’s decision this week not to bring criminal charges against three men who posted messages threatening police on Facebook, and hope a new review by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office will result in prosecution.  But civil rights activists question the allocation of resources for the investigations when women’s complaints to police departments around the country about the same type of behavior are routinely ignored or trivialized.  “That’s very troubling, and it gives rise to an acute concern that law enforcement is only taking online threats seriously when they identify as the targets rather than women,” said Lee Rowland, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.  Ms. Rowland said the ACLU and women’s rights advocates routinely hear distressing accounts from women who try to report online threats but are scoffed at by law enforcement and “told to stay off-line or off certain websites.”

This is once again an egregious example of goddamned gutless law enforcement demanding special treatment.  Tough shit, jackbooted boys and girls in blue.  Get over yourselves.  It's okay for women who make complaints to be scoffed at and not taken seriously?  While you gutless jackbooted bastards scream bloody murder when someone does the same to you?  The hypocrisy reeks.  Grow up.


9-9-16

Another perverse example of sick religion perpetrated by GOP national socialists?  Wake up.  Get this.  The Washington Post reports:

"The 7-year-old boy had a total of 36 deep purple bruises across his back, on his arm and on his thigh.  He had a loop mark on his ear that, court records say, was from the small hook of a plastic hanger that his mother had used to beat him.  When the boy’s elementary school teacher patted him on the back, he flinched. The state Department of Child Services was then called to the Indianapolis school."

You national socialist 'law and order' bastards in the Republican Party have no problems with this?  Gutlessly fail to consider it child abuse?  Gets worse:

"According to a probable cause affidavit, the boy’s mother, Kin Park Thaing, hit the boy multiple times with a coat hanger after she became very angry with him one night.  Thaing, 30, has been charged with battery on a person less than 14 years old and neglect of a dependent, both of which are felonies. In August, a judge denied her request to dismiss the charges."

Have no problems with this?  "Spare the rod, spoil the child?"  Don't consider it child abuse?  Rather, 'discipline?'  Coup de grace?  The reason for her request to dismiss the charges?

"In July, Thaing had asked for the charges to be dismissed. Her reason: Indiana’s religious freedom law protects her from prosecution, she claimed."

This is goddamned sick, perverse religion promulgated by equally sick, convoluted, perverse Republicans not only in Indiana, but also here in Nazi Texas.  The Fourth Reich.


9-9-16

The court system desperately needs total revamp.  Think not?  The Washington Post reports:

"Last year, a domestic-violence victim failed to appear and testify at her alleged abuser’s trial.  A Florida judge’s response was to ignore the victim’s tearful pleas, hold her in contempt of court and send her to jail.  Earlier this week, Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins found herself on the opposite side of the bench as she received her own harsh scolding from Florida’s chief justice.  Collins stood through nearly six minutes of public reprimand after the Florida Supreme Court found that she violated the state’s code of judicial conduct."

Not good enough.  Why wasn't she removed from the bench?  She's clearly not qualified.

"Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said Collins “berated and belittled a victim of domestic violence” and used sarcasm and inflammatory language against the woman, who repeatedly pleaded with Collins to not send her to county jail because she had to take care of her then-1-year-old son.  “The victim apologized for failing to appear, citing anxiety, depression and a desire to move on from contact with her abuser as reasons why she did not appear for trial,” Labarga said. “Meanwhile, Judge Collins, you raised your voice, used sarcasm, spoke harshly and interrupted the victim.”

This, what you Republican national socialists want on the bench?  Think this national socialist, nazi 'judge' fit?

"Labarga said Collins’s behavior “brought unnecessary criticism upon your court,” created the impression that she was biased toward prosecutors, and impaired the public’s perception of Florida judicial system’s fairness and impartiality.  “Judge Collins, this is indeed a sad day for you, a sad day for the people of Florida and a sad day for the judiciary upon which our people depend for justice,” Labarga said. “I cannot emphasize enough how intolerable your behavior was in this case.”

This is a goddamned nazi 'judge' that would have made Der Fuhrer and El Duce proud.  Would have escaped any accountability had a video of the proceeding in her court not been broadcast on television.  This what you hypocritical 'law and order' bona fide fascists in the Republican Party stand for?  Nazism?

"Collins was appointed to the bench in 2005 by then-Gov. Jeb Bush (R)."

Come as any surprise?  This piece of shit was appointed by a 'law and order' national socialist. Forget?  She needs to be impeached, convicted, and permanently removed from the bench.  Censure is nowhere near enough.


9-9-16

In follow up to an earlier case reported in this publication and elsewhere, CNN reports:

"Too lenient is how critics condemned the six-month jail sentence for Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer convicted of three felonies for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.  His leaving jail Friday after serving three months has only deepened perceptions of injustice in a case that has generated controversy and action on numerous fronts: a campaign to recall the judge, who will no longer hear criminal cases; approved legislation in California to make prison time mandatory in some sexual assaults; and a ban on hard alcohol on Stanford's campus."

The sentence was indeed too lenient.  An atrocity.  This needs to change.  The problem was with the 'judge.'  Mandatory prison sentences, however, are not the solution.  Have created far more problems, like overloaded prisons, than they've solved.  Would be a mistake not to give judges discretion.  Also?  Hard to believe a ban on hard alcohol would have prevented this crime.

"To those who study and work in the criminal justice system, Turner's sentence came as little surprise.  Little to no time in jail or prison is common among college athletes convicted of first-time sexual offenses -- if they are charged at all, according to judges, prosecutors, academics and criminologists who spoke with CNN."

This is precisely what needs to change.  Not only in the courts, however.  There needs to be change in the attitude of prosecutors as well as in law enforcement. Everyone needs to be held accountable to the same standard of justice.  No free rides.  No exemptions.  Whether it's student athletes, -- or law enforcement officers on the job.  To say nothing of prosecutors and judges.


9-9-16

Remember the case of the idiot law enforcement officer in South Carolina who threw a desk and a student across a classroom?  Was covered here in this publication and elsewhere.  There is an update.  NPR reports:

"There will be no criminal charges brought against a former South Carolina sheriff's deputy at the center of a controversial classroom altercation that included the officer flipping a female student's desk backwards and tossing her across the classroom."

We no longer hold criminal officers accountable for their crimes in our formerly great country.

"According to a 12-page report issued Friday by Solicitor Dan Johnson, "There is not sufficient probable cause to warrant criminal charges." Johnson added that while he did not think the officer's conduct rose "to the level of criminal conduct, the manner in which he performed his duties on October 26, 2015 is of great concern to me."

Again, this is a blatant, naked, concerted attempt by a national socialist 'prosecutor' to protect and coddle corrupt, abusive, inept, criminal officers he deals with on a daily basis.  This son of a bitch is protecting his own.  Denying justice to the victims of egregious police brutality.  The American Way promulgated and supported by 'law and order' national socialists in the Republican Party.

"As you may recall from our reporting last October, the incident, involving Benjamin Fields who is white and at the time a school resource officer at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., was called into a classroom where a student, who is black, was said to be causing a disturbance."

One of the problems in our formerly great country is that nearly every behavior problem in the schools is now considered a criminal offense.  School administrators are shirking their duties.  Relying on police to do the job of school officials and the parents.  That's goddamned appalling.  Egregiously, counter productive.  Especially, in what's dangerously become a goddamned fascist police-state.


9-9-16

The Washington Times is trying to make as much hay as it can about the Kaepernick fiasco:

"The San Francisco 49ers and coach Chip Kelly have allowed controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick to practice in socks that depict police officers as pigs."

Tough shit.  As stated repeatedly in this publication, officers should never be called pigs.  It insults an animal that is highly intelligent, highly trainable, and an extremely valuable, tasty member of the food chain.  While the quarterback is spot on regarding his assessment of conditions in our formerly great country, this writer always stands for the National Anthem.  For one reason and one reason only.  In honor of all those who gave their lives on the battlefield.

Kaepernick has every constitutional right to do precisely what he's doing, however.  It's called the First Amendment.  Whether or not it's truly productive in terms of forcing desperately needed change, again however, is another matter.  Just as Flag burning and/or other desecration is indeed protected by the First Amendment, it is highly ineffective in forcing change.  Egregiously, achingly counter productive.  In fact, does the direct opposite.  Worse?  Shows disrespect for all those who gave their lives in combat.


9-9-16

In follow up to the last edition, The Statesman reports:

"Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday temporarily blocked a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the classified advertising website Backpage.com screens ads for possible sex trafficking.

"The order came hours after Backpage CEO Carl Ferter asked the high court to intervene, saying the case threatens the First Amendment rights of online publishers."

The Senate is clearly on a fishing expedition targeting a web publication that runs counter to GOP religious and ideological views in direct violation of the First Amendment Establishment Clause, that is, church-state separation.

If Backpage is indeed engaging in human trafficking or other illegal activity, it is a matter for law enforcement, not GOP fascists.  --Who remain determined to force their outrageously perverse ideological and religious views on all.


9-2-16

Any time an officer does something heroic, and/or truly of great benefit to the community, it always leads in this publication.  There are many officers who go well beyond the call of duty.  Do so exponentially.  West Virginia Senior Trooper Derek Graham is certainly one of them.  The Washington Post reports:

"Graham, a senior trooper in West Virginia, and another trooper had stopped a female driver who was “highly intoxicated,” Graham told The Washington Post in a phone interview Friday.  The troopers started taking inventory of the vehicle, and in the woman’s back seat was a baby boy, Graham said. The child wasn’t wearing pants or a shirt — just a diaper. And, Graham said, he was covered in vomit."

Sad, isn't it?  A DWI who certainly appears to have a severe problem with alcohol.

“I mean, he had vomit all over him, just covered from head to toe, vomit,” Graham said. “You could smell feces, urine. It was probably the most disgusting thing I’ve seen thus far in my law enforcement career involving a child, especially an infant. ”  The woman was placed under arrest, Graham said."

Again, how do things get to this point?  Get so out of control something like this happens.  Could have been worse, however.  At least, no one died.

"The baby headed off to the state police barracks.  Troopers brought him into the office — probably not the most child-friendly place, if we’re being honest. The baby was upset and crying, Graham said.  “And just in my head, I’m a father myself, and I couldn’t sit there and let him . . . I couldn’t let him sit in that,” he said.  So Graham found a sink in a kitchen and gave the child a warm bath."

Amazing, isn't it?  This cop is top notch.  Must be one hell of a dad.

“It was actually really cool,” Graham said. “He was crying, just so upset. And as soon as I got him there, and got some bubbles in there with him, we both locked eyes and it was, he started smiling, [at] which I started smiling. It was almost like he knew — he felt so much better. And he was just a completely different baby after that.”

A heartrending story.  Child Protective Services arrived, took over.

"Graham said the baby had a “horrible croupy cough,” and was in “bad shape.” He is now in the care of a relative, Graham said, and the woman is facing criminal charges. She was so intoxicated during the stop she couldn’t tell Graham the child’s name, which he says he still does not know.  “I actually don’t,” Graham said. “It’s really sad.”

Yes, it is.  Hopefully, the mother will be offered an opportunity for treatment.  With a little luck, this sad, sick, heartrending episode might eventually result in some desperately needed change in the mother's life.  Certainly, no way for a baby to start out in life.  Hat's off to the Senior Trooper.  Job well done.


9-2-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Twenty weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Twenty weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Twenty weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are, that is, how you continue to f--k over a public you've falsely sworn to protect and defend.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Once again, Sheriff, and ad nauseum, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


9-2-16

Think we don't live in a fascist police-state?  NBC News reports:

"Small planes outfitted with video cameras have been flying over Baltimore since January, capturing activity on the streets below and relaying the footage to police to help them catch criminals."

This, the kind of country you national socialists in the GOP wish to live in?

"The public knew nothing about it until this week — when Bloomberg Businessweek ran a cover story about the trial program.   The revelations triggered outrage from elected officials, defense lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union, who said the program raised privacy concerns and could aggravate public distrust in a city that exploded in riots last year after the death of a man in police custody.  "Widespread surveillance violates every citizens' right to privacy; the lack of disclosure about this practice and the video that has been captured further violates the rights of our clients who may have evidence supporting their innocence that is kept secret," Paul DeWolfe, the Public Defender for Maryland said in a statement earlier this week."

This, further evidence we indeed live in a goddamned fascist police-state.  Sadly, what has become The Fourth Reich.


9-2-16

Think sexual assault is vigorously prosecuted?  Think again.  It's not.  ABC News reports:

"An 18-year-old accused of sexually assaulting two high school classmates is facing two years of probation despite the district attorney's office's recommendation of two years in prison."

Then one wonders why anyone reports the crime?  Goes through all the bullshit required for prosecution by unsympathetic police, prosecutors, and the courts?

"David Becker, of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery, according to court documents, after an April 2 incident in which he was accused of digitally penetrating two girls who were sleeping in a bed after a house party. Becker and the alleged victims, who are not being identified, were all seniors."

Galling.  Appalling.  Atrocious.  The American Way.


9-2-16

Aware of the newest darlin' of the Republican Party?  The Washington Times reports:

"Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday ripped President Obama as a “race hustler” and condemned the Black Lives Matter movement for not doing enough to help Louisiana flood victims."

This son of a bitch is indeed out to lunch.  Where is his call for his murderous jackbooted brother bastards in blue to be held legally accountable for their crimes?  His silence is not only deafening, it's outrageously gutless.

"Sheriff Clarke called the president an “elitist” who chose to finish out his family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard before heading to survey the flood damage in Baton Rouge on Tuesday."

That's a cheap shot, Sheriff.  That the best you can do, you jackbooted son of a bitch?  The President has enough on his plate to be criticized for.  Being an "elitist" isn't one of them, you clueless piece of shit.

“He’s an elitist. He’s at Martha’s Vineyard while American people are suffering down in Louisiana,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”

Is that right?  He was asked not to come until the situation there had improved.  Why?  Wake up.  That clueless?  They didn't want to expend resources protecting him when there was recovery work to do.  That uninformed, Sheriff?  ... Or, just achingly stupid?

"Sheriff Clarke, an outspoken black conservative and supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump supporter, accused the president of having “racism in his heart” after the administration issued a 16-page guidance warning Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin."

That's more distortion of reality by a national socialist who's head remains so far up his ass his eyeballs are turning inside out.

“President Obama views everything through the prism of race,” Sheriff Clarke said. “He’s a race hustler. He engages in race politics. This guy could take a bowl of cornflakes with chocolate milk poured in it, and he could find some racist angle to it.”

That's more unadulterated bullshit.  Distorts reality and draws attention from the number one problem in law enforcement.  Forget?  Like you, Sheriff Clarke, the President has failed to call for officers who murder on the job, shake down, or abuse the public be fully prosecuted for their crimes.  You jackbooted sons of bitches expect and demand special treatment.  That's not only unconstitutional, it's bullshit.  Un-American.  National socialist.  Nazi.  A goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.

Coup de grace?  Height of determined distortion of reality?

“The American ghetto has replaced the plantation where Democrats have a large segment of black people herded on to miserable conditions, inescapable poverty,” he said. “They have to send their kids to failing public schools. Massive unemployment, crime, violence and disorder — these people have wrecked great American cities with this progressive urban policy.”

Hey, Sheriff?  Wake up.  It's your Republican national socialists and their corporate masters who are ultimately responsible for this.  In fact, the Democrats gutlessly went along.  Become willing participants.  Forget?  It was the Democrats during the Clinton Administration who designedly decimated welfare.  Along with GOP backing, however.  Might have even worked.  Did not, however, because at the same time this legislation passed, the minimum wage was not increased to that of a livable one.  No more complicated than that.  Then again, wouldn't want to confuse an idiot with the truth.


9-2-16

Reportedly, prisoners in the United States are not receiving adequate food.  As the economy tanked and government cut back, prison rations slackened.  Consequently, ramen soup is now the currency of choice for inmates, -- replacing cigarettes.  Interesting, isn't it?  NPR reports:

"Once upon a time, cigarettes were the currency of choice when those behind bars needed to barter. But these days, America's prisoners are trading with ramen.  So says Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology. He spent a year interviewing nearly 60 inmates and prison staffers at one men's state prison (which he kept anonymous to protect his sources) housing thousands of inmates. He presented the findings this week at the meeting of the American Sociological Association."

Amazing someone would choose to study this issue as a doctoral candidate, -- when there is so much ongoing violence, paucity of educational opportunities, virtually no rehabilitation within the prison system.

"There was an entire informal economy based on ramen (which the men often referred to as 'soups')," Gibson-Light told me via email. Prisoners use it to hire other inmates for services, like cleaning out their bunk or doing their laundry, or purchase goods on the black market, like fresh fruits or vegetables, which aren't sold in the commissary but are sometimes smuggled from the kitchens, he says."

Sad, isn't it?  Most of these prisoners will eventually get out.  To what?  What job opportunities with a felony?  Doesn't matter employers are advised not to ask about criminal history and do background checks until only after the applicant has had a chance to apply and be interviewed.  The real problem, however,  is the fact the slate is not wiped clean after the prison sentence has been completed.

For most non-violent offenses, this should be a no brainer.  Yet, it isn't.  It follows them the rest of their life.  Despite this fact, you have idiots in this country who couldn't care less.  Think felons get exactly what they deserve.  That's aggressive stupidity, achingly shortsighted.  Why?  If a prisoner does not find a job that provides a livable wage, guess what?  Haven't a clue?  They re-offend.

"As one inmate told me: 'You can tell how good a man's doing [financially] by how many soups he's got in his locker. 'Twenty soups? Oh, that guy's doing good!' "  So what's behind ramen's rise as a de facto prison currency? It's supercheap, supertasty, rich in calories and readily available in prison commissaries — at a time when cost-cutting at detention facilities has many inmates complaining they're not getting enough to eat."

Think they won't re-offend when released?  Think insufficient food and healthcare in a prison isn't a human rights issue?  Wake up.  Most get out.  Again, become predators.  Especially, when they can't find a job.  Precisely, why part of rehabilitation should be job training and a job waiting upon release.

Otherwise, the cycle repeats, taxpayers are looted for additional incarceration, and the public suffers recidivist crime.  Then again, wouldn't want to confuse idiots in the Republican Party with the truth, would we?  Think this bullshit?  Wake up:

"Jails and prisons in a number of U.S. states have been the target of accusations and lawsuits that they are underfeeding inmates, according to a report last year from The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism outlet focused on criminal justice. For instance, inmates at the Gordon County Jail in Georgia are fed twice daily. As The Marshall Project reported: "While the jail maintains they are providing sufficient calories (the recommended daily intake is 2,400-2,800 a day for men, and 1,800-2,000 for women), prisoners said they combated their hunger by licking syrup packets and drinking excessive amounts of water."

If this is indeed prevalent throughout the system as it seems to be, it rises to the level of a humanitarian issue.  ... Then, proud national socialists in the GOP hypocritically condemn other repressive regimes for their humanitarian violations? Reeks.


9-2-16

What is increasingly disturbing is how law enforcement is desperately trying to limit accountability of its jackbooted goons by disabling access to social media.  The bastards do this without a warrant.  On their authority alone.  What they're desperately trying to do is make sure there is no video of their criminal activity when abusing a victim.  NPR reports:

"In the case of Korryn Gaines in Baltimore County, Md., earlier this month, police said that a suspect actively using a social media connection makes a standoff worse."

The hell it did.  They wound up killing her anyway.  What they didn't want was a record of it on social media.

"Gaines posted videos to Instagram of the unfolding standoff with police, who were outside her apartment trying to get her to surrender. After an hours-long standoff, Gaines was shot and killed by Baltimore County police."

Think of the ramifications of this policy of shutting off access to media without a signed warrant.  Remember the case of Philando Castile murdered by one of the jackbooted bastards in blue earlier this year?

"Robinson says imagine if police in Minnesota had blocked the Facebook Live video of the aftermath of the police shooting of Philando Castile earlier this summer. There wouldn't have been nearly the same kind of public reaction. And in fact, that video did disappear for a while; Facebook blamed a technical glitch."

Why shouldn't there be a public reaction when an officer who murders on the job is not held accountable?  Is not arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of murder?  The reaction, however, should not be violent.  Otherwise, not only do you lower yourself to the level of criminal officers, you break the law yourselves.

No question,  Chris Brown has had numerous problems with law enforcement.  As The Washington Times correctly reported:

"Brown, a Grammy-winning singer, has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement. He spent six years on probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009."

He's indeed a piece of shit for doing this to her.  He has not, however, forfeited all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.

"As Los Angeles police seek a search warrant for the home of singer Chris Brown following an overnight incident, there was no indication that police have sought to  deactivate social media accounts he’s used to express frustrations as officers surrounded his home."

Nor did they have any business doing so without a warrant.  There was no exigent threat to anyone.  The woman was out of the house.  This piece of shit, indeed no matter what, has the First Amendment right to express himself.

"Police initially responded to Brown’s California home around 3 a.m. Tuesday for a call from a woman who said she needed help. The Los Angeles Times reported that the woman told police that Brown pulled a gun on her in a violent rage and she ran outside to get help."

This is not about the merits of the case.  It is about police needing a warrant to enter the house without exigent circumstances being a factor.  He also has the right to remain in the house and not come out unless they have a warrant.

"Police spokesman Officer Drake Madison said the situation at Brown’s home was still fluid Tuesday and that officers had requested a search warrant."

Police did the right thing.  Had circumstances been different and someone was in immediate danger in the house, police could have entered without a warrant.

"Brown has posted three videos on his Instagram account Tuesday morning in the time police have been outside the home, saying police were at the gate of his home and helicopters were swarming overhead.   “I’m not coming out. For what? I ain’t did shit, ain’t gonna do shit,” Brown said in one video. “When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you can walk up right up in here you won’t see nothing.”

Again, this guy is a piece of shit.  No question.  He does, however, have constitutional rights no matter what.  More as this story develops.  At this point, police appear to have done the right thing.  Remarkable, isn't it?

Subsequent to writing the above, The Washington Post reports:

"Singer Chris Brown has been released from jail on $250,000 bail following his arrest Tuesday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, according to booking records.  Los Angeles police spokesman Tony Im said a woman called 911 Tuesday morning from outside Brown’s Southern California residence, saying she needed help; after an hours-long standoff with police, Brown was arrested without incident. He was released shortly after 11 p.m.  Hours later, Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos wrote on Twitter that Brown was out of jail and that “the allegations against him are demonstrably false.”  “We are cooperating,” Geragos said on HLN about the investigation. “There is no truth to it and we’re going to let it play out.”

Hat's off to police for handling this matter properly.  Getting a warrant.  Not shutting off Brown's access to social media.  Let a jury decide in a court of law whether or not this piece of crap is guilty.


9-2-16

Refusing to serve police officers in a public establishment is outrageous.  Should, and is, a fireable offense.  The Washington Times reports:

"A Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Winter Haven, Florida, said it “immediately” fired an employee who reportedly refused service to two police officers on Sunday.  Lake Alfred Police Officer Adam Leatherberry wrote on his Facebook page that he and Winter Haven Police Officer Geoff Price were denied service by a male employee who said he wouldn’t help police officers, WTSP, a local CBS News affiliate, reported.  “Hell no!” the employee reportedly said to his coworker. “‘I’m not serving them! You can… it’s the cops! I refuse to serve them!’”  Officer Leatherberry said he and Officer Price left the restaurant without buying anything, but not before snapping a picture of the employee."

These officers deserved to be served without incident.  Had not harassed anyone in the establishment.  Just wished to buy something.  What is surprising is the fact the store did not seem to have its policies securely in place.  Ahead of time.  Management should have certainly instructed prospective employees if they indeed had a problem serving law enforcement they needed to find employment elsewhere.


9-2-16

Police in Austin have adopted "use of force guidelines."  While indeed necessary, unless criminal officers are not only fired but prosecuted and convicted, nothing will change.  Nothing at all.


8-26-16

Time to wake up.  Aware of child abuse?  Do the right thing.  Report it.  Don't cowardly excuse yourself by falsely claiming it's none of your business.  It is.  Hard to believe any neighborhood could remain unaware.  The signs are all there.  Always.  This is the second week in a row a case of exceptionally heartbreaking abuse has made it into mainstream media.  Appalling abuse.  Psychotic abuse.  This story, worse than last week's.  This is some really rough material.  CNN reports:

"The little girl was abused so badly she had a black eye, dried blood in the corner of her mouth and deep purple bruises all over her body."

Again, this cannot occur without people in the neighborhood knowing.  Someone had to see this kid.  Hear her scream.

"But it's what she said when asked her name that's truly startling.  "Idiot."

Got your attention?

"The girl is only 4. She lived with her mother, Jennifer Denen, and Denen's live-in boyfriend, Clarence Reed, in a home in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Police say she was called an "idiot" so often and for so long that it was the word that sprung to her young mind when a social worker asked her name."

Understand?  Comprehend the extent of abuse?  How could the neighbors not know what was going on?  How?  Beat the shit out of your kids?  Perversely, call it 'discipline?'  Tell them they're stupid?  Belittle them?  That, now, the American Way?  ... "Spare the rod, spoil the child?"  Believe it?  That brainwashed?  That out of touch with reality?  ... That, what sick religion teaches the idiots it ministers to? Idiots, too stupid to question?  Accept whatever the preacher says as gospel truth?

"Hot Springs police arrested the mother and her boyfriend last week after social workers reported the abuse.  They said the 30-year-old mother knew the beating her boyfriend was doling out to the child on a regular basis but never sought medical treatment."

Imagine that.  Again, how could it get to this point without the neighbors knowing?  Family, friends had no clue?  Believe that?  ... Or, were they too goddamned gutless to get involved, step up?

"The girl's injuries included bruises on her buttocks, her lower back, her leg, police said. She had a blackened eye, a swollen cheek and a bruise on her forehead. She also had scars on her back that had started to heal, indicating the abuse had been going on for a while.  In addition to it all, the girl was also severely malnourished, police said."

This shit seldom, if ever, occurs in a vacuum.  People knew.  Had to have known.  Yet, did nothing.  The kid was never outside?  Never in public?  Not your problem?  That, what you think?  That goddamned gutless?  Indifferent?

"Reed admitted to zip tying the little girl to her bed after he found her climbing on the kitchen cabinet, according to a police report.  He also acknowledged to calling her "Idiot" but said it was "in jest," police said.  The couple was charged with domestic battery, permitting child abuse, and endangering the welfare of a minor."

It is not clear whether or not Reed was also abusing the girl's mother.  This is critical.  Must be taken into consideration and thoroughly investigated if in fact it was not thoroughly and carefully looked into by police before the mother's arrest.  If he was abusive to mom, it certainly would have been a mitigating factor vis a vis prosecution.  If mom was indeed abused.  One thing for sure.  There is nearly a 100% chance this son of a bitch had endured similar abuse as a kid, himself.  This is why child abuse always needs to be reported.  The cycle of abuse must be broken.  Otherwise, the abuse becomes generational.

"Both remain in the Garland County Jail with a next court date of September 27, 2016. CNN was not able to reach legal representation for Denen or Reed.  The child is now in state custody where she is healing from her physical injuries."

Authorities, again,  need to very, very carefully investigate whether or not the mother was also a victim of abuse by her boyfriend.  While many in the public cannot understand how an abused mother can tolerate her child enduring the same, it happens all too frequently.  Usually, most of the time.  The mother victimized becomes dysfunctional.  For the same incomprehensible 'reason' battered women tolerate their batterers.  Often won't leave their abusers.  -- Rational behavior cannot be expected from someone severely abused unless they've received counseling, intense therapy.


8-26-16

A dog can indeed be the best friend anyone ever had.  Not only is a dog a pet, he or she is a family member.  -- A family member who will willingly die for another family member.  Think not?  CBS News reports:

"The lives of a Baltimore family were changed forever this week when a fire suddenly broke out in the home Erika Poremski shared with her eight-month-old daughter, Viviana, and her nearly six-year-old dog, Polo.  Poremski says she had just stepped out to her car when she turned around and discovered her house in flames with Viviana and Polo still inside."

Couldn't be a worse nightmare turned into reality, could there?  Ever been burned?  Ever had loved ones trapped in a burning building?

“I tried to keep getting in,” Poremski told CBS News. “She was up the stairs, but the fire smoke was so heavy I couldn’t get past it... I kept running back out and back in, trying to get up there. Then, the door curling started falling and I couldn’t get back in.”

Can you imagine the horror?  Desperation?

"Poremski suffered burns on her hands and face from the various attempts to get into the house and rescue Viviana.  She told CBS News that, in all of her panic and the chaos of the blaze, she couldn’t “see all the skin was off my hand from grabbing the rail and it melted off.”

She had no choice.  Had to rescue the child.  ... Or, die trying.  Imagine the roiling emotion?  Feeling of utter helplessness?  Desperation?

"With Poremski unable to get back inside and firefighters still on their way, Polo bravely remained upstairs in the bedroom where Viviana was crying. Poremski believes that he could have run downstairs and out the door to safety, but chose instead to shield baby Viviana from the flames with his body."

Think animals are stupid?  Unknowing?  Have no ability to think, reason?  Unconditionally love?  Unlike their masters?  The dog died.  Heroically.  The child remains in serious condition.


8-26-16

Yet, another dog story reported by CBS News.  Get this:

"A four-legged fire refugee unknowingly created a memorable moment Wednesday, running into the arms of a firefighter, CBS Los Angeles reports."

Think a dog or cat incapable of thinking through a desperate situation?

"The dog ran from a burning home near Phelan straight to Battalion Chief Mike Mohler with Cal Fire.

“Seeing that dog run out of the flames was pretty amazing,” Mohler said. “Really, that dog sheltered in place until it actually saw help, and it didn’t have to be a firefighter. It could have been a civilian - lucky nobody was back there - but it just wanted help.”

We need to give animals far more credit than we do.  Forget?  Homo sapiens is no more than a two-legged animal with often highly questionable judgment.  Not so, our four-legged friends, -- all too willing to die for us.


8-26-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Nineteen weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Nineteen weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Nineteen weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments. Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Again, Sheriff, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


8-26-16

In yet another example of symbolism over substance, "Pilloried Hillary"  recently met with police chiefs from around the country.  NPR reports:

"As Hillary Clinton began a meeting with police chiefs from departments around the country, she expressed gratitude to those on the force.

"They represent officers who get up every day, put on their uniforms, kiss their families goodbye and risk their lives on behalf of our communities," the Democratic nominee said at the Thursday gathering in New York City."

Hey, Hillary?  Where is your compassion for those who have been murdered by the jackbooted bastards in blue all across our formerly great country?  Wake up.  Asleep?  Or, too damned callous, indifferent to these egregious murders, needless violence and abuse?  Insult to injury?

"Clinton said there's a lot of work to do to repair trust between communities and police.  "We need to work together to bridge our divides, not stoke even more divisiveness," she said."

That's goddamned cowardly, ill-informed, indifferent bullshit.  A politico who has indeed grown too long in the tooth.  Out of touch.  This sad excuse for a politician is too damned clueless to understand or care the "divisiveness" will not end until the murderous bastards in blue are fully prosecuted for their crimes, convicted, and imprisoned for life without chance for parole or executed.  Held to the same standard as the rest of the public.  Anything less, there will be no resolution.  No improvement in police-community relations.  Absolutely no trust.  Cllinton doesn't understand this, or worse, doesn't care.

"While Hillary Clinton tries to navigate those conversations, Donald Trump is walking another line.  This week, he's been praising police while promising to bring "law and order" to African-American neighborhoods. So far, though, he's been making that case in front of mostly white audiences."

That's called bullshit.  Hypocritical bullshit.  "Hump The Rump" Trump truly believes his own crap?  Why not tell it to a black audience?  Imagine the reaction would follow the script?  Innocent blacks are being murdered by police.  Neither Hillary or Trump has a clue, or cares.


8-26-16

Laquan McDonald was murdered by Chicago police back in 2014.  The Washington Post reports:

"Last November, more than a year after McDonald’s shooting in October 2014, officials released video showing Officer Jason Van Dyke firing 16 rounds at the teenager. The same day they released the footage, which came out amid intense national focus on how police officers use lethal force, Van Dyke was charged with murder."

The Department has recommended the firing of seven officers who lied about the murder.  Question. Pointed question.  Why weren't these seven jackbooted bastards in blue prosecuted?  Instead, these pieces of shit are being coddled, protected.  Appalling.  Do the same as a civilian?  Your sorry ass would be prosecuted for lying to the jackbooted bastards.  Imagine that.  A double standard.  Convenient, isn't it?

-- Just talk to one of the bastards, and the jackbooted son of a bitch will twist and turn what you tell him into something it's not.  -- Then charge and have you prosecuted for lying to the very same piece of shit.  ... Unless, of course, you tell the turd what he wants to hear.  Truth?  No longer matters to corrupt, abusive law enforcement.

Principle?  Meaningless.  A hindrance to convicting someone, anyone.  Guilt?  Innocence?  No longer matters.  Just the goddamned conviction.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?  How else can you corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches line County coffers?


8-26-16

Police are not properly vetted prior to employment.  Worse, the vetting doesn't continue during employment right up to retirement or termination.  Often with disastrous results.  Catastrophic consequences.  Life long repercussions.  Think not?  Wake up.  The Washington Post reports:

"A former Illinois police officer accused of raping a girl over a decade abruptly ended his trial Tuesday by pleading guilty — as the victim was testifying against him in court."

This guy was a cop during the rapes.  Have no problem with that?  Par for the course?  Acceptable to you Right Wing apologists for the jackbooted bastards in blue?

"Kane County officials said the female victim, still a minor, had already spent a half-hour painfully recounting years of abuse by David L. Wright when his attorney interrupted her testimony.  “The victim had been on the witness stand for about 30 minutes emotionally describing the crimes committed against her when Wright without warning chose to plead guilty, ending the trial,” the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement."

It gets worse.  Clearly, this jackbooted son of a bitch in blue did his victim no favors.

"During the trial, prosecutors described how Wright repeatedly assaulted the girl from 2005 to 2015 — including how it began, when she was in second grade and taken into Wright’s bathroom, prosecutor Lori Schmidt told The Washington Post.  “He told her it was going to hurt,” Schmidt said. “And she screamed.”

For all this and more, guess what?  He gets:

"Wright, 55, agreed to a sentence of 23 years in prison for pleading guilty to two counts of criminal sexual assault, each a Class 1 felony, the state’s attorney’s office said."

This girl's life has been destroyed.  Will take her quite some time to recover, -- if ever.  Think 23 years appropriate?  Sufficient?  Think he won't get out and re-offend?.  The recidivism rate for pedophiles is over 90%.  Most offenders were themselves abused as children.  Yet, in prison, they receive no treatment.  How can a guy like this become a cop?  How could this criminal activity occur for years with no one putting an end to it?  Where was the goddamned police department he worked for? Where?

"When he was arrested last April, Wright was charged with 33 felonies, including 16 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and six counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to court records. In total, those charges would have carried anywhere from 143 to 648 years in prison, officials said."

Still think this plea deal appropriate?  In the best interests of not only his victim, but the public at large?  How about for other kids out there, -- when this son of a bitch gets out of prison?  These guys permanently belong in a mental institution for the criminally insane.  Instead, they usually spend some time in prison, then get out.  To re-offend.  That acceptable?  The American Way?


8-26-16

We continue to have a serious problem with the deliberate perversion of justice in our formerly great country.  The top 1% of the food chain receive none.  The bottom 99 get f--ked hard in the ass without the Vaseline.  Think not?  Wake up.  Mrs. Clinton continues to enjoy a free ride.  Any one else would have been prosecuted for the email server fiasco.  Not so, the former Secretary of State.

The long-term ramifications are beginning to surface.  The Washington Times reports:

"A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Navy machinist Kristian Saucier to one year in prison and a $100 fine for taking photos inside the engine room of a nuclear submarine after the sailor’s attorneys argued for leniency by citing the FBI’s decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with mishandling classified information."

The sailor knew he had no business taking pictures of a top secret U.S. nuclear submarine engine room.  Knew national security was at stake.  That fellow sailors throughout the Navy could be put at risk.  Think Mrs. Clinton didn't know the same was true of her classified emails?  This is precisely the problem with letting those on the top skate.  Those in the bottom 99 can then argue for leniency, -- and get it.  While a high level offender walks.

“Mr. Saucier possessed six (6) photographs classified as ‘confidential/restricted,’ far less than Clinton’s 110 emails,” attorney Derrick Hogan wrote.  It would be “unjust and unfair for Mr. Saucier to receive any sentence other than probation for a crime those more powerful than him will likely avoid,” the lawyer added.  Instead, Judge Underhill said the sailor had done something “beyond stupid,” and equated his actions with those of a motorist being pulled over for speeding amid a freeway full of careless drivers, CNN reported from the hearing in Bridgeport, Connecticut."

Again, what we clearly have here is a double standard.  While the sailor should have been prosecuted, so should have Mrs. Clinton.  Yet, she wasn't.  She isn't even afforded equal treatment under the law as any other member of the public would have been had they been sued by Judicial Watch.  That is, she is being allowed to respond to questions in writing, rather than being fully deposed.  Get this.  The Washington Times reports:

"Hillary Clinton will have to give testimony about her secret email server and account, but it will be in writing rather than in person, a federal judge ruled Friday, delivering a partial victory to the Democratic presidential candidate.  Mrs. Clinton will have until the middle of November — after the election — to answer those questions, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled."

Convenient, isn't it?  Why the hell the special treatment?  We supposedly have no kings or queens  in a democratic republic.  Why is this woman being treated like one?  Why shouldn't she be subject to sharp cross examination during a deposition?  Endure what the peasants on the bottom of the food chain are subject to when sued?  Especially, since this person has been stonewalling, lying, and engaging in deception every step of the way.  That's precisely why she's being so doggedly pursued by Judicial Watch.  There is a principle here.  A valid principle.  She's repeatedly done her best to deceive.  To cover her gluteus maximi.

Moving the goal posts when convenient.  Re-writing history when it suits her purpose.  Why shouldn't she be subject to sharp questioning by an attorney who would do all he or she could to figuratively hold Mrs. Clinton's feet to the fire?  Up until now, media has let her skate.  Not done all it could to expose her and Trump for what they truly are.  Why?  Simple.  Achingly simple:

Advertising revenue suffers when tough questions are asked.  News rooms always first consider the bottom line.  Also, fear being sued.  Even more outrageous:

"The judge said Mrs. Clinton has “unique first-hand knowledge” of why she refused to use the department’s normal email and instead set up a system that shielded her communications from public view for years. But the judge said putting a former Cabinet secretary under oath in person was too burdensome, when written questions would suffice — and he insisted Judicial Watch be careful about how far it goes."

That's goddamned bullshit.  This piece of 'judicial' shit is talking out both sides his ass.  The 'judge' isn't fit for office.  The truth should be of ultimate importance to any judge, -- not protecting the sensibilities of the top 1%.  Judicial Watch, as well as the rest of the long-suffering public, has the right to the truth Madam Clinton has been so desperate to hide.

As Secretary of State, she was an employee of the United States Government.  That is , she worked for us, 'We the People.'  Should be held accountable and answerable to the public.  She has done all she could to avoid any and all responsibility.  This is unacceptable.  Appalling, in a supposedly democratic republic.  The 'judge' should have done far more to facilitate the suit, making it clear government officials, both past and present, would be held to the same standard as the rest of us.

Clearly, Madam Clinton has not come clean.  The Washington Times reports:

"The FBI found nearly 15,000 emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never turned over to the government after she left office — despite her insistence she’d handed in all her work-related messages.  The Obama administration revealed the messages in a court hearing Monday."

What we have here is egregious foot dragging.  Dishonesty.  Disingenuous bullshit.  The public deserves better.  Apparently, Ms. Clinton is incapable, unwilling to deliver.  Where is the President, the 'Justice' Department in all this?  Dragging their feet?  Protecting the President's heir-apparent?  Every goddamned official in elective office has sworn an oath to protect and defend the United States Constitution and laws of the land.  They don't.


8-26-16

Think it appropriate for a cop who called in a false prowler report on his premises, then pumped a round into himself committing suicide worthy of a hero's funeral?  Think this son of a bitch deserved a riderless horse?  Bagpipes?  A 250 police car/vehicle procession?  Believe he earned it?  Truly think that?

Don't you think it's the cop who died saving others or trying to capture a criminal far, far more deserving of such honors?  Don't you think it diminishes the honor a hero cop truly deserves and has rightfully earned?

Travis County Sheriff's Sgt. Craig Hutchinson was afforded honors he did not earn.  Did not deserve.  Other officers knew full well at the time.  How in good conscience could they ever have participated?

That's not to say, however, the officer's family did not deserve any benefits.  That's not to say a suicide committed by someone suffering post traumatic stress should be summarily condemned.  He is not, however, a hero when he files a false report to throw his fellow officers off the trail.  Wastes law enforcement time and resources to search for a non-existent murderer of a police officer.  To say nothing of all the investigative time that went into determining how things truly went down.


8-26-16

Think only Nazi Llano County is egregiously f--king the bottom of the food chain with fee piled upon fee in addition to fines designed to loot the least fortunate?  Think again.  Ever hear of the Driver Responsibility Program?  Been a victim of this national socialist, goddamned fascist police-state, kangaroo justice program imposed by the Nazi State of Texas?

These happen to be 'surcharges' piled on top of fines and fees imposed on drivers in our nazi court system. The Statesman reports:

"More than 1.3 million licenses have been suspended for failure to pay the program's surcharges, which are assessed for three years for offenses that include driving while intoxicated ($1000 a year), driving without insurance or without a valid license ($250 a year) and driving with an expired license ($100 annually)."

Remember, this is in addition to fines and court costs for the alleged offense.

"It's an atrocious system.  This is about the most disgusting form of taxation that's existed," Hampton said.  "We're just piling debt up on people who can't afford to pay it.  It's oppressive."

You think?  It amounts to double jeopardy and is being challenged in court.  Worse?  Far worse?  For you nazis out there who support law enforcement no matter what it does or doesn't do, forget?  In Nazi Llano County, the Sheriff's jackbooted bastards routinely stop and ticket the innocent to line County coffers.  It's called a double f--king.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  More to come on this as the case develops.


8-19-16

Whenever an officer or officers do anything heroic, or of great benefit to the community, it always leads in this publication.  CNN reports:

"A 7-year-old boy in Ohio tried to sell his toy dog to get money for food, police in Franklin said.  "We heard about the boy from a concerned man who came into the police station and said there was a small child carrying a stuffed animal in a busy section of Franklin," Franklin Police Officer Steve Dunham said of the incident August 7."

This is quite a heartbreaking story.  Hard to believe things like this still go on in the supposedly richest nation in the world.

"When officers went to the area, Dunham spotted the boy in front of a pharmacy and got out of his car to speak with him. The boy was really nervous at first, Dunham told CNN.  "I think he thought he would get in trouble," he said. "He told me he was hungry and was trying to get money for food."
Chief Russ Whitman told CNN the boy said he had not eaten in several days."

Another indication of the vast contrast in life here in the United States between the haves and have-nots.  Bad enough when someone is disabled or elderly when this kind of thing happens.  When it happens to a kid, it goes beyond deplorable.  Think not?

"While other officers went to the child's home, Dunham took the boy to a fast food restaurant and the two had dinner together."

Hat's off to the officers who were involved.  Did a great job.  Doesn't end there, however.

"The officers who went to investigate the boy's home reported it "was in deplorable condition and there were other children there," Dunham said, adding that they found garbage and liquor bottles everywhere, and there was a strong smell of cat urine.  Four other boys -- ages 11, 12, 15 and 17 -- also lived in the house.  The parents, who were home at the time, were each charged with five counts of child neglect, Whitman said. They pleaded not guilty in court August 9 and have a pretrial conference scheduled for September, Lt. Brian Pacifico said."

Again, what we have here is not only a failure of the parents, but the system as well.  Including the neighborhood, -- who had to have known this was going on.

"The boys' parents were not jailed, but the children remain in the care of relatives, according to Franklin Police."

Think jailing the parents would solve the problem?  Truly believe that?  Ever wonder why a drunk who does years in a penitentiary for multiple DWIs, property damage, and manslaughter can't seem to clean up his or her act?  In fact, gets out and guess what?  The first thing the bastard does is get drunk and drive drunk yet again?  Think the system works?  Truly believe that?

"St. Vincent De Paul at St. Mary's Church in Franklin is organizing a donation drive to raise money for the family, according to Whitman."

Better late than never, but where have they and others been all this time?  Where?


8-19-16

Wake up, Sheriff.  Again, where is dashcam video of the killing of Jeffrey Gray Wise, 52, of Austin by DPS and the Llano County Sheriff's Office?  Eighteen weeks, now.  A goddamned disgrace.  Why are you still sitting on this information?  What are you hiding, Sheriff?  What is the identity of the officers who killed Wise?  Too gutless to release this information to the public that pays your salary and that of your goons?  Reportedly, there were three officers involved in the shooting.

Who are they, Sheriff?  Their past history?  An ongoing investigation remains a lame bullshit excuse.  How can you and your goons be trusted when you refuse to disclose information?  Eighteen weeks.  Especially, your egregious failure to disclose the identity of the officers who pulled the trigger.  To cover your sorry ass, Sheriff?  Those of your thugs?  The people have a right to know what happened, how it went down.  You don't understand that, Sheriff?  Sadly, clearly, you answer to no one.  Including taxpayers.  Especially, taxpayers.

Until you and your goons come clean, doubt will remain this was indeed a good shoot.  The longer you drag your feet, the greater the doubt.  Think not?  Wake up.  Your credibility has tanked.  Isn't getting any better as this bullshit continues unabated.  Eighteen weeks.   Still no identification of the officers involved  ... Can't get your stories straight?  In line?  Discrepancy between LCSO and DPS? Wake up, Sheriff.  The public no longer buys the bullshit.  No longer trusts you.  On this and many, many other issues.  You have no credibility.  Absolutely, none.

Readers, this is but one of about four other highly questionable killings by law enforcement in Llano County in the last decade or so.  There was one within the City of Llano, another in a field near Fuzzy's Corner, Buchanan Dam, yet another in Point Tella, Buchanan Dam, still another in Tow.  If there are any others I may have neglected to mention, kindly email.

It's time the public be fully informed.  -- Know what we're dealing with here and how 'law' 'enforcement' operates in this hell hole County.  If these jackbooted bastards are not reined in, the life lost could be yours courtesy of a law enforcement system that is no longer accountable to anyone.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

The Sheriff seems to have no clue the people who pay him and his goons are entitled to know whom is killing whom and why.  This shit always seems to be swept under the carpet.  Ignored.  The attitude of these jackbooted sons of bitches is trust us.  They can't be.  They've lied too many times.  Refuse to be accountable to anyone.  We live in a goddamned fascist police-state where law enforcement does as it pleases.  Usually, with impunity.  That has to change.

The Texas Rangers have become rubber stamp to atrocities committed by law enforcement.  This also has to change.  No one is holding law enforcement accountable any longer.  No one.  No one in state or federal government.  This is precisely why Ferguson triggered such an uproar.  There was no justice there.  None here.  None anywhere.  Officers are abusive, corrupt, inept.

Falsely ticket and arrest the innocent to line County coffers.  Court fees charged continue to be horrendous.  -- Aren't taxpayers already looted to pay these costs?  Aren't you boys not only double f--king those falsely accused, but taxpayers also hellaciously looted to pay the very same costs?   Yet, the criminal bastards in power in Llano continue to pile on the fees.  This is nothing more than goddamned bullshit.  This money finds its way into the pockets of the corrupt and abusive bastards who falsely believe they run and own this hell hole.

Would you believe the last time the Sheriff's Office happened to be 'audited' during the Garrett regime, reportedly, auditors couldn't figure out what went where and why?  Yet, surprise, surprise.  Nothing was done.  There has to be transparency.  There is none.  Why would these thieving bastards want any?  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  How else could they so easily steal and loot with virtual impunity?  Worse, this reinforces jackbooted power in this goddamned, godforsaken hell hole County.

The public has a right to know the histories of the Sheriff's goons.  Clearly, the Sheriff doesn't think so.  That is, where they came from.  Why they left where they were.  What is happening here is the Sheriff is using 'personnel matters' as a convenient excuse to deny the public access to the history of outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept officers who are no more than criminals themselves.

He's protecting his outrageously corrupt, abusive, inept jackbooted bastards.  Worse, the standards imposed by sheriff's offices statewide with the exception of metropolitan counties are well below those of DPS and city police departments.  Why?  So the corruption, abuse, ineptness, and outright stealing can continue unabated?  This has to change.  ... Can't have that, can we?  Sheriff?  TL?

The public should understand Llano County authorities have it all sewn up.  Did you know the Texas Attorney General does not have the authority to investigate and prosecute County authorities on his own?  The District Attorney has to call for an investigation by the Texas Rangers.  Then, the State can prosecute if it so chooses.

Consequently?  Guess what?  Nothing will happen.  Nothing ever does.  The goddamned corruption continues unabated until you, the public, pressure authorities.  Precisely, why we all enjoy the 'best' government money can buy.  Literally.  Without question, the corrupt, abusive, inept sons of bitches are all bought and paid for.  Firmly clamped to the taxpayer tit.  Dependent on money looted from innocent citizens caught in their web.  Phony fines and court costs cleverly designed to f--k the innocent and enrich the pieces of shit who falsely believe they run and own Llano County.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?  "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?

Interestingly, the former Sheriff and District Attorney were reportedly forced to retire after an outrageous scandal involving a drunk driving police officer from out of town.  Including special treatment of the drunken son of a bitch that no other citizen caught doing the same would have been afforded.  An honest, honorable Llano County Deputy suffered the consequences.  Forget?  Great officers do not last in this hell hole County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

With all ongoing abuse in this goddamned County, one thing remains for damned sure.  Blackburn and his goons will continue to be ferociously exposed in this publication for the jackbooted bastards they truly are.  We're just getting started, Sheriff.  Just getting started.  You will continue to be exposed for whom and what you and your corrupt, abusive, inept bastards truly are.  -- Exposure, the only way short of an unwanted dreaded revolution to force desperately needed change in a goddamned fascist police-state. The Fourth Reich.

Have your jackbooted thugs been tested for steroids?  If you've nothing to hide, Bill, release the results of all drug testing.  'Personnel matters?'  Bullshit.  Looted taxpayers have the right to know.  They're footing the bill for all this goddamned corruption, abuse, ineptness.  When will you and the boys end the shakedowns?  Looting of the innocent to line County coffers?

Where are your swastika armbands, you fascist son of a bitch?  You and your thugs remain out of uniform.  Again, Sheriff, did you and/or your goons pressure Schilling to exit the race?  Hopefully, an independent will run against you in November.  If not, the public gets what it deserves.  One of the most corrupt, abusive, inept 'law' 'enforcement' agencies in our formerly great country.


8-19-16

The Baltimore Police Department needs total revamping.  The 'Justice' Department report was well beyond scathing.  NPR reports:

"Vanita Gupta, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's civil rights division, emphasized that the systemic failures of the BPD were violating the constitutional rights of city residents, especially black residents.

"And, she said, the police actions posed a serious threat to safety in the city.

"We found incident reports that documented how witnesses wouldn't share basic information with officers," Gupta said. "We read several reports where the person who originally called the police or needed assistance refused to cooperate after becoming upset by the police response. When residents don't trust the police, that distrust makes it harder for officers to prevent and solve crimes."

"Effective proactive policing is community policing," Gupta said. "It requires a different set of tactics than those employed by Baltimore for many years."

That's the best of it.  Gets worse.  Far worse.  The Washington Post reports:

"The probe found that a police force rooted in “zero tolerance” enforcement that started in 1999 but ended a decade ago has created a deep divide between police and many members of the community they serve. The city’s policing strategy, lack of training and inattention to officer accountability has cultivated an agency that allows and encourages officers to stop, arrest or search black residents with little or no legal justification. The report also found that the police department engaged in unnecessary force against minors, people with mental health problems and people who were restrained and presented no threat."

Gets worse:

"Police response to individuals with mental illness, an issue that has taken center stage in Justice Department investigations in recent years, is again in the spotlight given a lengthy new report showing how often Baltimore officers forcibly detain people in crisis.  Justice Department investigators found that over a six-year period, mental illness played a role in at least 1 of every 5 cases in which a Baltimore officer used force — through handcuffs, stun guns and guns, for example — even if the person presented no immediate threat. At least one encounter ended in death."

Again, why no prosecutions of the jackbooted bastards in blue responsible for all this?  Without prosecutions, conviction, and long prison terms or execution, none of this will change.  None of it.

"For starters, meet a man the report calls Zachary.  In 2012, he called the police saying he was armed and threatening to do “something crazy.” A specially trained crisis intervention officer was not called, the Justice Department reported, and the first officer who arrived at Zachary’s home approached with his weapon drawn. Zachary opened the door. He held a lit cigarette in one hand, a knife in the other.  Three times, he was ordered to drop the knife, according to the report. He did not, and the officer opened fire, killing him.  “Although there is insufficient information to make a determination about the shooting itself,” the Justice Department found, “this incident shows how different tactics could have changed the outcome.”

Again, how can there be any change, any change at all, if the jackbooted bastards in blue are not held to the very same standard of justice the public is subject to?  Think it ends there?  Doesn't cross the political spectrum?  Wake up.  Even Right Wing media cannot ignore the atrocities being committed by law enforcement.  The Washington Times reports:

"Baltimore police officers unconstitutionally stopped and searched residents, disproportionately targeted black residents and frequently resorted to physical force during interactions that didn’t warrant it — actions that undermined trust between the department and the community, according to a scathing Justice Department report released Wednesday.  The DOJ report found the Baltimore Police Department engaged in a pattern and practice of conduct that violated city residents’ constitutional and federal rights.  “These violations have deeply eroded the mutual trust between BPD and the community it serves, trust that is essential to effective policing, as well as officer and public safety,” said Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, who heads the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division."

Doesn't end there. The Washington Post reports:

"After a Baltimore woman reported her rape to police, the prosecutor on the case shared his thoughts with an officer. “I am not excited about charging it,” the unnamed official wrote in an email. “This victim seems like a conniving little whore.”  “Lmao!” the officer wrote back. “I feel the same.”  The Justice Department unearthed the exchange in a sprawling Aug. 10 report on the Baltimore Police Department, which found rampant discrimination against black residents, a tendency to use excessive force and a rash of illegal arrests."

When will it end?  This goes on all over our formerly great country.  Has become a systemic, nation-wide cancer.  The bastards aren't enforcing the law:

"Toward the end of the 167 pages was another bombshell: Officers frequently dismissed or mishandled sexual assault complaints. They often neglected to interview suspects or send DNA evidence to laboratories. Between 2010 and 2014, authorities tested rape kits in just 15 percent of adult-victim sexual assault cases."

Again, this is all over the country.  Not just in Baltimore.  An epidemic:

"The Justice Department concluded that “gender bias” had infected investigations. “In their interviews with women reporting sexual assault,” investigators wrote, “BPD officers ask women questions such as ‘Why are you messing up that guy’s life?’ ”

Unbelievable.  Yet, the public is mercilessly looted out the ass to pay for this ongoing f--king.  Think it doesn't get worse?  Wake up:

"Meanwhile, just 17 percent of sexual assault reports in 2015 ended with an arrest. More than half of the reports made to the department languished as open cases.  “This data suggests that BPD is keeping the majority of its rape cases in an ‘open’ status, thus drastically reducing the rate of its rape cases closed as ‘unfounded,’ ” the authors wrote, “and creating the illusion of having made meaningful reforms to its procedures for identifying and classifying sexual assault.”

Again, this remains an issue all across the United States.  Not just in Baltimore.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?  NPR reports:

"In a damning report released Wednesday, the Department of Justice details the ways in which the Baltimore Police Department has violated the rights of the people its officers are sworn to protect.  The problems detailed in the 163-page report are broad and deep. But they're specific, too: a "pattern or practice" of discrimination is, of course, made of moments.  To be clear, the report emphasizes that this is not a case of a few bad apples. The problems are systemic — supervisors, policies, weak investigations and officer culture all play a role, the DOJ found."

Again, this is not only a problem in Baltimore.  It's all over.  Including here.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"Lock up all the black hoodies," a commander once ordered.  Another officer wrote on Facebook, "Do not treat criminals like citizens."

Like here, right, Sheriff?  TL?

"Then there was a template, supplied by a shift commander to a sergeant and patrol officer, for reporting the arrest of someone for standing near a public housing unit without a "valid reason." That's a "facially unconstitutional detention," the DOJ wrote:

    "Equally troubling is the fact that the template contains blanks to be filled in for details of the arrest, including the arrest data and location and the suspect's name and address, but does not include a prompt to fill in the race or gender of the arrestee. Rather, the words 'black male' are automatically included in the description of the arrest."

Nothing quite like racism, is there?  Profiling goes on all over the country.  Not limited to blacks, however.  Right, Sheriff?  TL?

"The Baltimore Police routinely stopped pedestrians without reasonable suspicion, the DOJ found — even though 26 out of 27 pedestrian stops don't result in any finding of criminal activity."

Sounds like right here, doesn't it, Sheriff?  TL?  How many innocent citizens are harassed by your goddamned jackbooted goons, Sheriff?  Just for lawfully walking down the street, you jackbooted son of a bitch?  Since when is walking down the goddamned street probable cause a crime has been committed, Sheriff? When?

"Strip-searching should be used in limited circumstances and always in private, the DOJ says, but "BPD officers frequently ignore those requirements" and the department has received more than 60 complaints over the issue in five years."

What else is new?  Readers are reminded law enforcement has taken it a step further in Nazi Texas.  As reported earlier here and elsewhere, the jackbooted bastards have conducted body cavity searches in public.

"There are many more stories: Police retaliating against residents who ask questions or make complaints, a man in handcuffs being tased five to six times, an officer kicking a man who was handcuffed and following commands, a juvenile and his sister arrested for "loitering" on the steps of their own house, arrests for people "just talking" outside, officers cursing at and threatening citizens, citizens arrested for cursing at officers."

Doesn't end there.  Or, in Baltimore for that matter.  Happens all over our formerly great country.  Why haven't these jackbooted bastards in blue been prosecuted for their crimes?  Why not?  Coup de grace?

"Numerous stories describe retaliation against residents who question or challenge police actions — and against other officers who attempt to speak up for victims. Complaints against individual officers' misconduct were ignored, sometimes for years."

For you goddamned national socialists out there, have no problems with any of this?  This, just fine with you?  Enjoy living in a goddamned fascist police-state?  Is it how you clueless, fascist, GOP nazis get your cookies off?

"In one case, for example, an African-American man in his mid-50s was stopped 30 times in less than four years by police, yet none of the stops ever resulted in a citation or criminal charge. Investigators found instances in which leaders in the department ordered officers to directly target black residents."

Sounds like right here, doesn't it, Sheriff?  TL?  Only difference here is your jackbooted bastards are equal opportunity f--kers.  Race doesn't matter to them.  They'll f--k anyone to line County coffers.  Get their cookies off.

"The report finds that police made too many unjustified stops and used force unnecessarily. Other times, police officers reacted simply because a citizen was exercising their right to free speech.  One officer, for example, listed an arrestee's "mouth" as his weapon."

The Aryan arrogance of these jackbooted storm troopers is stunning.  Un-American.  National socialist.  Fascist.  Nazi.  These abusive sons of bitches truly believe they're lord and master.  Not just police officers.  Routinely, abrogate all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  In Nazi America.  A goddamned fascist police-state.  The Fourth Reich.


8-19-16

The standards for police leave much to be desired.  Not only in terms of police-community relations, however.  Those who engage in use of excessive force are hardly ever held to account.  Consider the following from CBS News:

"The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a police "shoot/don't shoot" demonstration in Florida was accused of using excessive force with his police dog and resigned from another police agency in 2013 for failing to satisfactorily complete an agency field training program."

Yet, he's given another opportunity elsewhere?  Why?

"Officer Lee Coel, 28, was put on administrative leave Tuesday as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates why real ammunition was used by mistake at an event designed to bring police and the public together in the small Gulf Coast city of Punta Gorda."

A woman is dead for absolutely nothing.  Due to an idiot who has no business wearing a uniform, a badge, and strapping on a gun.  This shit is happening all over our formerly great country.  Law enforcement needs to be totally revamped.  Officers must be held legally accountable for their crimes.  Yet, there is no willingness to do so.  None at all.  Instead, the jackbooted bastards are protected and coddled.  As they are here, in nazi Llano County.  ... Right, Sheriff?  TL?


8-19-16

Amazing how the Governor of New Jersey has managed to skate all this time on the bridge fiasco.  NBC reports:

"An aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a colleague that their boss lied at a 2013 press conference during which he told reporters that top staffers knew nothing of a scheme to punish a political opponent with lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, court documents released Wednesday alleged."

Why are the high and mighty seemingly always protected?  Certainly, by national socialist district and county attorneys all over our formerly great country.  ... Right, "Sonny Boy?"  Madam County Attorney?  You protect your own.  The rest of the public gets royally f--ked without the Vaseline.  To line County coffers.  You deliberately protect the jackbooted bastards in law enforcement who have no business wearing a uniform, sporting a badge, and strapping on a weapon.

"Are you listening? He just flat out lied about senior staff and (former campaign manager Bill) Stepian not being involved," the aide, Christina Genovese Renna, wrote in a text message to campaign worker Peter Sheridan as they watched the Dec. 13, 2013 press conference, when the so-called "Bridgegate" scandal was just beginning to unfold."

Think this will have any traction?  Highly, unlikely.  We'll see.  CBS reports:

"A former aide to Chris Christie texted to a colleague that the New Jersey governor "flat out lied" about the involvement of his senior staff and campaign manager during a news conference about the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, according to a new court filing.  A transcript of the text is contained in court filings submitted late Tuesday by attorneys representing Bill Baroni, who faces trial next month with Christie's ex-deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, on charges they helped orchestrate the September 2013 lane closures.  The closures were meant to create traffic jams in the city of Fort Lee to punish its Democratic mayor for not endorsing the Republican governor, prosecutors say."


8-19-16

It's amazing how law enforcement fails to adequately investigate sexual assault on college campuses.  So much so, the schools are trying to handle the problem themselves.  They seem to forget rape is indeed a crime that needs to be investigated by police and prosecuted.  NBC reports:

"Now, states like Minnesota and Connecticut have enacted laws requiring their colleges to implement websites where students can make anonymous complaints about sexual assault and harassment. An investigation is only launched when an official report is filed.  Some say these laws and other attempts to allow anonymous "snitching" go too far, opening the door to false accusations and recriminations.  "It's Orwellian," said John F. Banzhaf, III, professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School. "They don't even have to tell you a complaint was filed."

Indeed, it is Orwellian.  It's yet another attack on all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  For both bona fide victims of sexual assault, as well as anyone innocent falsely accused.


8-19-16

Another shooting of a reportedly armed man by police.  This time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Too early to tell whether or not this was a good shoot or not.  There will be an investigation.  Did lead to unbelievable rioting and property destruction even before the investigation began.  This is unacceptable.  Unjustified.  Counter productive.  Will certainly lead law enforcement to be even more abusive, violent, and murderous than it already is.

CNN reports:

"Protesters burned several stores and threw rocks at police Saturday night on the city's north side, leaving one officer injured and three protesters arrested. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said protesters had been using social media to draw more demonstrators."

Outrageous and uncalled for.  No excuse ever for this kind of behavior.  There is a reason, however, why this bullshit continues.  Violent, abusive, murderous officers are not held legally accountable for their crimes.  Until that changes, unrest will continue.  Sadly.

"City Alderman Khalif Rainey said the area has been a "powder keg" for potential violence throughout the summer.  "What happened tonight may not have been right and I am not justifying that but no one can deny the fact that there are problems, racial problems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that need to be rectified," Rainey said. "This community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has become the worst place to live for African Americans in the entire country."

Again, the problem goes well beyond law enforcement.  There is a desperate need for change.  Yet, no willingness to change the status quo.

"Any evidence from the body camera video will likely become a key part of the investigation, said CNN law enforcement analyst Cedric Alexander.
"We're going to see over the next number of hours and the next number of days what information [investigators] feel comfortable releasing to the public, Alexander said. "It think it's going to be essentially important to get out as much of that video, as long as it doesn't jeopardize the integrity of the investigation."

Again, that's a big part of the problem.  The lack of transparency.  The failure of authorities to be forthright and honest.  This causes misconceptions in the community.  Distrust.


8-19-16

Again, the best thing to do when aggrieved by law enforcement is to sue the living shit out of the bastards, the city, and the department.  Only way, the murderers in blue will finally wake up.  NPR reports:

"The family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a New York police officer two years ago will receive more than $4 million from the city to settle a wrongful-death claim.  New York City will pay $4.1 million to the family of 28-year-old Akai Gurley. In addition, NPR's Joel Rose reports, the city's Housing Authority will pay $400,000."

Readers will recall this atrocity received considerable earlier attention both in this publication as well as elsewhere.  While the victim will not be brought back to life, police will finally wake up when lawsuits exponentially increase and settlements grow larger.  To say nothing of increased public unrest.

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril


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