'I got more millionaire lawyers than you know what to do with, you stupid b****!': Bodycam video captures Shia LaBeouf's foul-mouthed tirade directed at cops who arrested him for public drunkenness in Georgia
Shia LaBeouf was released from a Georgia jail over the weekend after posting $7,000 bond for charges of public drunkenness
The 31-year-old actor was arrested in a hotel lobby at 4am on Saturday by the Savannah Police Department and released
LaBeouf also faces charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction
According to police, the Holes star asked a bystander for a cigarette to which he was told no, prompting him to be disorderly
Last month, a jury acquitted St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez of all charges in the 2016 killing of motorist Philando Castile. That acquittal was, in a sense, also a death sentence -- not for Yanez, but for future motorists unfortunate enough to encounter cops like him.
No, this is not a "bad cop" story. It's a sad tale and I actually feel sorry for Yanez. But the facts are what they are.
Yanez killed Castile. The killing was caught on video and neither Yanez nor his attorneys denied it.
His defense (that he feared for his life) was based on ridiculous grounds relating to the smell of cannabis and the presence of a child ("I thought, I was gonna die, and I thought if he's, if he has the, the guts and the audacity to smoke marijuana in front of the five year old girl and risk her lungs and risk her life by giving her secondhand smoke and the front seat passenger doing the same thing, then what, what care does he give about me?").
Reasonable fear of death or grievous bodily harm justifies a self-defense claim. Yanez's fears were far from reasonable, especially in a trained law enforcement officer whose partner was mere feet away and whose subject of interrogation was peaceful and compliant right up to the moment Yanez shot him.
Castile had informed Yanez that he possessed a concealed weapon and a permit for it, and was following Yanez's orders to produce the permit when Yanez panicked and fired.
Key word: Panicked. His fear wasn't justified. It wasn't reasonable. It was unthinking and irrational. That made him culpably negligent in the killing.
Jeronimo Yanez should have never been issued a badge, a gun, a patrol car, and authority to pull over and interrogate motorists. But he was. That's a failure of pre-employment psychological screening.
Once Yanez did receive those items and that authority, the responsibility for what he did with them became his as well. Yes, it was a heavy responsibility, but one he voluntarily assumed and failed to fulfill.
The jury, in relieving him of the consequences of that failure, continued a sad tradition of holding law enforcement officers to a lesser standard of conduct than ordinary Americans. In doing so, they made the world a safer place for cops who shouldn't be cops -- and a more dangerous place for the rest of us.
Shot dead in her pyjamas: Australian woman, 40, 'was gunned down as she approached police after calling 911 to report a noise outside her home'... just weeks before she was due to marry her American fiance
An Australian woman has been shot dead by police in South Minneapolis, U.S
Justine Damond called 911 on Saturday night to report a possible assault nearby
Police say: 'At one point one officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman'
Sources claim Ms Damond was wearing her pyjamas when she was shot dead
When a police patrol car arrived in the alley she approached and was the shot
The 40-year-old from Sydney was engaged to an American man and lived in US
She used her fiance's surname as well as going by the name Justine Ruszczyk
Her soon-to-be stepson Zach Damond has slammed police for killing his mother
'Mum's dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know,' he said
Published on Jul 10, 2017
"DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County Police reopened an investigation Monday into an arrest involving a DeKalb County Police officer who was captured on video hitting a female suspect he was trying to restrain and arrest inside a convenience store.
I heard some scrambling going on and she was on the phone and he was just beating her," Stacy Zachery said, who witnessed the encounter.
Stacy Zachery shot the video that has led DeKalb County Police to reopen the investigation into the officer's use of force during an arrest at the Decatur gas station last month.
“Something just went through my heart when I heard the first kick. He hit everything on her body except for the bottom of her feet," said Zachery.
The incident occurred on June 4 after officers were called to a store in the 3300 block of Glenwood Road, on a complaint that a female was soliciting customers inside the location.
Officials said in the statement released Monday that since the department has received “new evidence, we have reopened the investigation and will determine the incident is consistent with policy and the law.” Police said the officer filed a “use of force” report on the incident, but the officer was cleared after an internal investigation by the DeKalb County Police Department.
Upon arrival, the female suspect, identified as Katie McCrary, can be seen in the video attempting to push the officer out of the way, according to DeKalb County Police. The officer stopped McCrary at the door and told her to step back. The two exchanged words and McCrary assaulted the officer, police said.
In their statement, police said McCrary continued to aggressively resist the officer’s command, resulting in the officer using a baton in an attempt to restrain and arrest her.
The officer can be seen on cellphone video repeatedly hitting McCray with a baton as McCrary lies on the floor kicking and seemingly blocking the blows.
In their statement, police said the department “was not aware of the cell phone video and did not have possession of the video” when they originally cleared the officer.
Officers eventually took McCray into custody, transported her to the DeKalb County Jail and later took her to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Family of woman killed by Minneapolis police demands answers KARE 11
Published on Jul 16, 2017
The BCA is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in south Minneapolis. The son of the victim's fiancé addressed the shooting in a live Facebook video Sunday afternoon. http://kare11.tv/2usAHxl
Streamed live 2 hours ago
De’Marchoe Carpenter was running out of time.
He’d lost an appeal, Oklahoma’s governor twice denied him parole, and his post-conviction lawyers had just informed him that a key witness died of kidney failure. They were forced to mothball his case. But here Carpenter was, waiting among a flock of prisoners in a penitentiary gymnasium with a heart full of hope.
It was June 2013, and Carpenter and his childhood friend Malcolm Scott had spent 19 years—their entire adult lives—behind bars for a crime they didn’t commit. And the man who did do it, the only man who could corroborate their innocence to a world that seemed to have forgotten them, was scheduled to be executed in six months.
Carpenter stood by as a cluster of inmates browsed a table of children’s books. When their names were called, the men entered a classroom one by one, to be videotaped by a nonprofit that delivers messages to families of the incarcerated. As part of the project, the men read stories aloud to their kids and sent I-love-you’s through the camera.
Dressed in his blue-gray prison smock, Carpenter was nervous but determined. He didn’t pick a paperback this year because this time, he was crafting another message. He locked eyes on the lens and said, “My name is De’Marchoe Carpenter. I’m 36. I have a life sentence plus 170 years for a murder I did not commit.
“The culprits who actually committed this crime is on death row. Two of three has since come forward, but here I am still here,” Carpenter added, before desperately rattling off a list of boldfaced names who might help him: President Obama, Russell Simmons, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Grace. The video would later be uploaded to YouTube under the title, “Tulsa Man Fights for His Innocence.” It even aired on a local TV station.
The 6-foot-3 inmate secretly made a second video using a cellphone, risking punishment from detention officers. His cellmate recorded the footage, and Carpenter mailed an SD card to his family. “I’m in prison for a murder I didn’t do,” Carpenter pleaded, as the din of male voices crept into the backdrop. “I’ve been in here, trapped like an animal in a cage for a crime I didn’t do.
Too many forces requiring college degree's in lieu of common sense, and too many folk who would be suited to 'Safe' jobs joining what can at times be a risky occupation.
As for the Noor guy, its either a negligent discharge, or the guy had a 'Back Home' flash back and shot the lady on account of how she was in pyjamas an all ? Either way dont expect him to be held to account for either his incompetence, nor possible malice, what with the city fathers being proudernsh1t about the first Somali copper on the force.
Then of course there be the issue with police unions having most of their employers by the balls ?
Baltimore Cop Caught on Bodycam Planting Drugs at Crime Scene PoliceActivity
Published on Jul 19, 2017
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Baltimore police and prosecutors have launched investigations after being alerted to body camera footage that the public defender's office says shows an officer planting drugs. The footage is from a January drug arrest. It shows an officer placing a soup can, which holds a plastic bag, into a trash strewn lot. The officer can then be seen walking to the street, where he flips on his body camera. "I'm gonna go check here," the officer says. He returns to the lot and picks up the soup can, removing a plastic bag filled with white capsules. Police cameras have a feature that saves the 30 seconds of video prior to activation, but without audio. When the officer is first in the alley, there is no audio until 30 seconds later. "We take allegations like this very seriously and that's why we launched an internal investigation into the accusations," said Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith. "We are fortunate to have body worn cameras which provide a perspective of the event.”
The public defender's office flagged the video recently, prompting prosecutors to drop charges against the man arrested and charged for the drugs. He had been in jail since January on a $50,000 bail he was unable to pay, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender's office. Levi said prosecutors just days later called the officer as a witness in another case, without disclosing the allegations to the defense attorney in that case. "You can't try a case with that guy and not tell anyone about it," Levi said. Melba Saunders, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, said prosecutors are looking into the video, which she called "troubling." Saunders said the prosecutor on the case "took immediate and appropriate actions by dropping the case and alerting his supervisor." "Currently this case is under investigation and has been referred to internal affairs of the Baltimore Police Department," Saunders said.