New York: Good Cop Stops Fellow Cops as They Horrifically Beat 3 Innocent Men – Bad Cop Arrested & Charged

Albany, NY — Utterly shocking body camera footage was released on Thursday showing what led to one officer’s arrest and felony assault charges and the suspension without pay of two others. What started over an alleged noise complaint quickly turned into a gang-style beat down of several innocent men.

On March 16, police were responding to a call over a loud party. When officers showed up, however, there was no loud party and all the lights inside the home were off. This wasn’t good enough for the cops, so one of them kicked the door into the home and ripped the occupant out onto the street and began beating him as he doused him in pepper spray.

For several moments, officers hold the man down as one of them kicks him repeatedly.

In total, three men were all forced out into the street where they received this gang-style attack by uniformed assailants.

One of the most flagrant clips from the released footage shows officer Luke Deer shoving one of the men as he stood there with his hands in the air. Deer appears to snap and then jumps on top of the innocent man and starts savagely beating him.

As the footage shows, the man is not resisting and only trying to cover his face from the repeated blows being doled out by Deer. After his fists seemingly got tired, Deer then pulled out his baton and continued pummeling this innocent man.

The baton blows are so hard that the victim’s blood begins to splatter all over the concrete as he asks the raging cop why he is hitting him.

As another clip shows, two other officers—whose names have not been released—attack the other men and begin beating them.

The violence eventually becomes so unbearable that one cop felt it necessary to step in and stop it. As TFTP frequently points out, all too often police officers will do nothing as their fellow officers savagely beat innocent and often helpless and handcuffed individuals.

It appears in the video that these officers were going to do just that and beat these folks and get away with it. However, a good cop stepped in to stop it.

After Deer had his victim in handcuffs he jumps up in a fit of rage, seemingly ready to dish out more violence looking for anyone nearby that he can attack. At this point, we hear an officer yell at him to stop.

“Deer! Deer! Take a f*cking second! Chill the f*ck out, Deer!” the good cop says as he prevents the officer from hurting more innocent people.

Officer Deer appeared to be in a frenzy of rage ready to hurt anyone who was in front of him. Had this cop not stepped in to stop it, he may very well have beaten someone to death.

After the cops were done beating the innocent men, they arrested them all and brought false charges against them, all of which were dropped on Wednesday.

The first man who was seen getting pulled from the home was Lee Childs. He was charged with inciting a riot—for standing in his home with the lights out.

Armando Sanchez was the man with his hands up who was attacked by Deer. He was also charged with inciting a riot and resisting arrest.

Mario Gorostiza was also kidnapped and falsely charged.

Had body camera footage of this incident not existed, all these bogus charges likely would have stuck as it was the word of these men against that of the uniformed officers.

As for officer Deer, he has been arrested and charged with felony assault and official misconduct, a misdemeanor. He and his two fellow cronies who were also seen beating the innocent people have all been suspended without pay.

“There are those in our community who believe that police always act responsibly and always tell the truth,” Alice Green of the Center for Law and Justice said Wednesday outside the courthouse, according to the Times Union. “Unfortunately, that’s not the case.”

Below is one of the most egregious cases of police brutality TFTP has reported on in some time. It shows just how important filming police interactions is and serves as an example of why so many inner city people fear the cops.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Congress Blasts Labor Secretary for Letting Billionaire Child Trafficking Pedophile “On the Loose”

On Wednesday, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta appeared before a budget appropriations subcommittee to testify about the effectiveness of the Labor Department’s 2020 budget which calls for a 10 percent cut in programs affecting millions of workers. When it came time for Acosta to testify whether or not he could safeguard children from illegal labor practices and combat human trafficking, multiple lawmakers grilled him over the sweetheart deal he gave convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffery Epstein who is also suspected of running a massive child sex trafficking ring.

During the testimony, Acosta defended his cuts to multiple programs, noting that the new budget provides “greater investment in programs that work, eliminates programs that do not, and generally bolsters opportunities for working Americans through common-sense reforms.’’

However, some of these cuts are to programs designed to stop child trafficking which makes very little “common sense” given the administration’s ostensible view on the matter. When the cuts to these programs designed to prevent human trafficking were brought up, lawmakers were given the green light to bring up the Epstein conspiracy.

“This is not the first time you have ignored human trafficking,’’ said Massachusetts representative Katherine Clark.

As TFTP has reported on multiple occasions, Epstein is a convicted child molester and sexually abused no less than 40 underage girls. Despite this fact, Acosta protected him while serving as a U.S. Attorney in Florida. Had Acosta actually prosecuted Epstein for his crimes, Epstein would have gone to prison for life.

However, instead of going to prison for life as he should’ve, considering the evidence against him, Epstein only got 13 months and was allowed to stay in the Palm Beach County Jail in his own private cell where he was allowed to leave the prison six days a week for “work release.”

In February, a federal judge made a bombshell ruling which stated that the prosecutors who worked under then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta—now Trump’s Labor Secretary—broke the law when handling the case of the billionaire pedophile.

According to the ruling, the prosecutors acted illegally when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by the New York hedge fund manager.

“The government aligned themselves with Epstein, working against his victims, for 11 years,’’ Brad Edwards, who represents Courtney Wild — Jane Doe No. 1 in the case — said. “Yes, this is a huge victory, but to make his victims suffer for 11 years, this should not have happened. Instead of admitting what they did, and doing the right thing, they spent 11 years fighting these girls.’’

As the Miami Herald—who has been critical in shining light on this darkest area—points out:

The deal, signed in 2007, was done in secret, and it was sealed so that no one could know how many girls Epstein abused or who else was involved in his scheme. Moreover, Acosta’s staff agreed to demands by Epstein’s lawyers that the victims not be made aware of the federal non-prosecution agreement until after it was signed and executed.

This illegal deal came up during the budget testimony on Wednesday.

“The judge found you broke the law, Mr. Acosta, when you chose not to tell the victims about this deal and you gave them the impression that the investigation was ongoing,’’ said Clark at the hearing. “Was the judge right?’’

Acosta attempted to avoid the question before Clark interrupted, saying, “I asked you a yes or no question.”

Still, Acosta avoided answering the question.

After Clark grilled him, Rep. Lois Frankel joined in and told the Labor Secretary “many people in my community are upset that you allowed a sexual predator on the loose.” 

Again, Acosta defended his position and noted that his actions sent Epstein to jail for 13 month—a laughable defense for a disgustingly lenient sentence and when we take a closer look, it’s not at all true.

Epstein never really went to jail. This was a fact admitted by Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw during a radio interview last week on WLRN. During the interview Bradshaw explained how Epstein spent almost no time in jail and had a private driver pick him up daily and drive him to his office where he was allowed to go about his life as normal.

“All we did was house him,’’ Bradshaw told Luis Hernandez, host of the station’s Sundial program, according to the Herald. “He met the criteria for work release. He was not adjudicated as a violent sex offender — he wasn’t even adjudicated as a sex offender.’’

Still, Acosta defends his actions.

“Let me just say I understand the frustration, but if the state prosecuted him, he was going to get off entirely …it was the work of our office that resulted in him going to jail and it was the work of our office that made it so the world was put on notice that he is a sex offender.’’

These claims are entirely unfounded as civil case after civil case have all been successfully leading to untold millions being paid out to his former victims, not to mention that the sheriff himself denied the fact that Epstein served any significant time behind bars.

Despite this glaring case of special privilege given to a person who preyed on dozens of children, Acosta was appointed to his position in the federal government, a disturbing notion indeed.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

Georgia: Mom Charged With Crime Because Her 3-Year-Old Son Couldn’t Hold It & Peed Outside

Richmond County, GA — Police officers in America have what is called ‘officer discretion’ as one of their many tools—meaning that if a police officer wants to let you go for a violation he or she thinks didn’t cause any harm, they can do just that. While they can’t make these decisions in cases of murder or other felonies, cops can most assuredly choose to ‘look the other way’ in instances like toddlers not being able to hold themselves and peeing in public. However, a deputy in Richmond County, Georgia chose to charge a mother with a crime for that very same thing.

Anyone who has had children knows that potty training isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. And, when your newly diaper-less toddler says they have to go—they have to go.

This very scenario played out last month when Brooke Johns was driving her son Cohen home. Johns, who is 8 months pregnant was driving down Sandbar Ferry Road when Cohen let her know that he had to pee.

“He’s like, ‘Mom, I’ve got to pee. I’ve got to pee!’ I was like, ‘Well, hold on,’ and he’s like, ‘No! I’ve GOT to pee! I’ve got to REALLY pee.’ And I’m like, ‘Baby, there’s nowhere for me to go, and he says, ‘Momma, I’m about to pee in my pants!’” Johns said.

Not wanting her son to pee in his car seat, Johns found the closest gas station and pulled in. But she had waited too long and Cohen had to go right then. Because she is 8 months pregnant, Johns couldn’t pick up her son to carry him into the gas station, so he dropped his pants right there and started going.

“I can’t pick him up,” Johns said of her current pregnant status. “You know, I’m not supposed to lift him.”

Cohen had to go so bad, he couldn’t wait to walk in, so being the three-year-old that he is, he made the executive decision to use the parking lot.

“He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down, so obviously he had to go,” Johns said.

As the little boy relieved himself in the parking lot, a deputy rolled up and decided that this wasn’t okay.

“Accidents happen. And he was like, ‘Take him in the bathroom.’ What if I would have ran in the bathroom and someone had been in there? What was I going to let him do? Pee on the floor of the gas station?” Johns said.

Nevertheless, this cop had a job to do, so he had no other choice but to charge this mother with a crime. Instead of realizing that the 8 month pregnant mother couldn’t get her son to the bathroom in time, and the three-year-old had no other choice but to pee where he stood, this cop was sure a crime had been committed, so he hit the expectant mother with a charge of disorderly conduct.

PARENTS: We've all had potty-training emergencies, but this one is NEXT LEVEL.This (very pregnant) Beech Island mother…

Posted by Meredith Anderson WRDW on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On the citation for disorderly conduct, the deputy wrote that “she allowed her male child to urinate in the parking lot. I observed the male’s genitals and the urination. Public restrooms are offered at the location.”

Johns says she is not backing down without a fight and like so many of the parents who have commented on the Facebook post about this citation, she just wants to know why he would charge her for such an innocent situation. Johns told WRDW that she is going to court at the end of the month to fight it.

“I’m going to court April 30,” Brooke said. “Several days before I am due. Yeah, I could extend it, but I would rather deal with it when I’m pregnant. Not when I have a newborn.”

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

Mississippi: Cop Gets 20 Years for Having Sex with Fellow Cop as Her Child Died in Hot Patrol Car

Long Beach, MS — Leaving a child in a hot car until they die is a tragic mistake that roughly three dozen parents make every year in this country. This nightmarish negligence comes with a punishment no prison sentence could ever trump. Now, a former cop from Mississippi has learned her fate after she pleaded guilty to this very same horrifying blunder of leaving her three-year-old daughter strapped in her hot patrol car until she died—as this cop had sex with her supervisor inside his home.

Former Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker will spend the next 20 years behind bars for the death of her three-year-old daughter. Her sentence was handed down on Monday by Judge Lawrence Bourgeois, who told Barker that she failed in her responsibility to “protect and serve” as a mother and as a police officer.

“You left your own flesh and blood in that car while you were in an air-conditioned house to have sexual relations,” he said.

On September 30, 2016, Barker strapped her three-year-old daughter into a car seat in the back of her patrol car and entered her supervisor’s home for a mid-day romp. Barker knew the air conditioner did not work, but nevertheless turned on the vent and went inside.

As her daughter sat strapped in her death bed, Barker had sex with officer Clark Ladner inside the home. After the deed had been done, Barker and Ladner then fell asleep.

Authorities said Cheyenne Barker’s body temperature reached 107 degrees before she died.

For this gross act of negligence, Barker was charged with second-degree murder. However, as TFTP reported, last month, she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in a plea deal.

Prosecutors recommended a sentence of no less than 20 years and they got it.

“I don’t know what I could ever do to you that could be worse than what you’ve already experienced,” Bourgeois told her at the time. “You will forever be entombed in a prison of your own mind.”

What makes the case of former police officer Cassie Barker so terrible is that she is a repeat offender. Barker had previously lost custody of Cheyenne for doing the exact same thing a year earlier.

According to the AP, Barker went into a store in nearby Gulfport, and a concerned passerby called police. Child protective services took temporary custody of her, and Baker was suspended for a week without pay.

Because of her blue privilege, Cheyenne’s father, Ryan Hyer was never notified and was helpless to prevent the future event.

“Every time I close my eyes, I picture her suffering, and then I picture her laying in this coffin,” Hyer said Monday, the AP reported. “I still see her smiling and laughing in my head, and I would assume that smile and laughter turned to pain and suffering in that instance.”

Hyer has since filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against both the Long Beach Police Department and the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services for failing to notify him.

“You lose your child, I don’t think there’s no amount of sentencing or time that could make up for that,” Hyer said after the sentencing. “But this is how the justice system works. With what the judge had to work with, I’m happy that he gave her the max that was allowed by law.”

While Barker’s guilty plea landed her in jail for the next 20 years, as TFTP has reported, not all cops who leave their babies in hot cars until they die get charged.

Officer Mark Fanfarillo left his 4 ½-month-old baby, Michael, in his car during the summer of 2016 — for nearly nine hours — but Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara refused to press charges.

According to McNamara, the officer placed Michael in the back seat to drop his elder child at daycare — though he typically didn’t bring the youngest along for the ride. After returning home, Fanfarillo simply forgot the baby was strapped into his car seat, did a few chores, and, like Barker did, he fell asleep — while Michael suffered in oppressive summer heat, eventually dying of hyperthermia, over 8 ½ hours later.

Unlike Barker, officer Mark Fanfarillo is still a cop.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

State Passes Bill To Seize Guns Based on Entirely ‘Unchallenged’ Accusations, With NO Due Process

In February of 2018, after the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL, President Donald Trump took to national television to betray his oath to the Constitution and his supporters and famously said, “take the guns first, go through due process second.” While this was largely ignored by his base and downplayed in the media, since then—that’s exactly what’s been happening.

As politicians and anti-gun rights activists continuously chant, “we don’t want to take your guns,” behind the scenes — in only the year — politicians have been working overtime to limit your right to bear arms.

In just the first six months after the shooting in Parkland and the president’s statement, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence recorded a whopping 55 new gun control measures in 26 states. That number is now far greater as states pass “red flag” gun laws to literally do what Trump advocated for in Feb. 2018. They are taking the guns first and seeking due process second.

Colorado just became the 15th state to pass such a law and if it is signed by the governor—which it will be—Colorado citizens will be subject to laws which allow their guns to be seized without them having any say in it whatsoever.

Citizens who are targeted by the law will be deemed guilty first and only after their guns are taken, will they have a chance to defend themselves in court. This is the de facto removal of due process.

As Reuters reports, under the legislation, a family member or law enforcement officer could petition a judge to seize firearms from a person they think is a threat to themselves or others. The judge could then hold a hearing without the targeted person being present and grant a temporary order for 14 days.

Under the fifth and fourteenth amendments, due process clauses are in place to act as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the government outside the sanction of law.

In spite of what officials and the media claim, when a person is stripped of their constitutional rights, albeit temporarily, without being given the chance to make their own case based on what can be entirely arbitrary accusations, this is the removal of due process. This is exactly what is happening in Colorado.

This new law is so egregious that even the National Rifle Association (NRA) is speaking out, despite their silence in the face of other “red flag” laws.

“Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge … would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their private property,” the  NRA said in a statement.

What’s more, the overwhelming majority of elected sheriffs in the state—50 out of 62—have been outspoken against this measure. According to Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams, this law also puts cops in danger because they’d be showing up unannounced to steal people’s guns despite no crime having been committed.

Despite the resistance from law enforcement, the bill’s head sponsor disagrees.

“This bill will give law enforcement and families the tools that they need to stop tragedies from constantly happening and save lives,” House Rep. Tom Sullivan (D) said.

Sullivan ran for state representative after he tragically lost his son in the Aurora mass shooting in 2012. While his son’s death is certainly tragic, laws like this one would likely not have prevented it.

We’ve seen this play out before already. Earlier this year, a tragedy unfolded in California as a deranged gunman, Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, walked up on an innocent woman, officer Natalie Corona, pulled out his guns and began shooting her repeatedly until she died. Limbaugh then fired several more shots at others before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life. Had more people been nearby, Limbaugh would’ve likely carried out a mass shooting.

Limbaugh’s case is important to bring up due to the fact that he was subject to California’s “red flag” laws in 2018. Limbaugh was given a high-risk assessment that ordered him to turn in his registered weapons to police, the only one being a Bushmaster AR-15. On November 9, Limbaugh turned in the weapon.

Despite being banned from possessing a weapon, he still obtained one illegally and used it to commit murder.

What’s more, there were already laws on the books that should’ve stopped Nikolas Cruz from ever getting a gun as well. But none of them worked.

Citing Cruz as the reason for advocating the erosion of the 2nd Amendment, the anti-gun activists are claiming he should’ve had his guns taken which would have prevented the tragedy. Sadly, however, they are ignoring the fact that he was accused of multiple felonies by multiple peopleand should’ve never been able to purchase a gun in the first place—but law enforcement failed to act on any of it.

The reactionary nature of disarming Americans because deranged psychopaths kill people is dangerous and only serves to keep the guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens as the above two cases illustrate. Moreover, deranged psychopaths don’t even need guns to cause mass death.

According to a 2015 study, even if all guns were removed from America, in a ten year period, 355 people still would’ve been murdered in mass killings. 

From 2006 to 2015, 140 people were murdered by arsonists in mass fires, 104 were stabbed in mass stabbings, and 92 people were beaten to death in mass killings. To reiterate, these are deaths in which four or more people were killed.

“People sufficiently enraged to commit such crimes may also be motivated to find other ways,” criminologist James Alan Fox of Northeastern University points out.

Now, Colorado citizens will be able to disarm their neighbors over a feud or send a swat team to an ex-husband’s home to take his guns over an argument—and all of it will be legal—due process and innocence be damned.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Grammy-Nominee Nipsey Hussle, Making Documentary on ‘Cure for Cancer and AIDS’, Murdered in Broad Daylight

Los Angeles, CA — Nipsey Hussle was a Grammy-nominated rapper who served as an inspiration to other great musicians and athletes. At the time of his death he was working on a documentary following the life of Dr. Sebi—real name—Alfredo Darrington Bowman, and his alleged cures for cancer and AIDS. That documentary may never come to light now, because on March 31, 2019, Hussle was murdered in broad daylight outside of his clothing shop in Los Angeles.

Now, many people are coming forward to allege that this documentary was a factor in Hussle’s murder. According to Heavy, the doc, which followed the 1985 court trial in which Dr. Sebi proved he had a cure for AIDS, allegedly contained evidence that the government assisted in Dr. Sebi’s death.

Hussle, who was loved by many in the music and sports world, just a couple of hours before being shot, had tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

TFTP found a post on Facebook that also hinted at the fact that people may be coming after Hussle for his work.

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Sadly, this protection did not work.

While Hussle was an amazing musician, in more recent years, he had developed an interest in technology and community development, and he was part of a team of artists and entrepreneurs who developed Destination Crenshaw, an open-air museum devoted to honoring African-American artistic achievement, according to the LA Times.

“In our culture, there’s a narrative that says, ‘Follow the athletes, follow the entertainers,’” he told the Times last year. “And that’s cool, but there should be something that says, ‘Follow Elon Musk, follow [Mark] Zuckerberg.’

“I think that with me being influential as an artist and young and coming from the inner city, it makes sense for me to be one of the people that’s waving that flag,” he said.

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, had also become a fan of and advocate for the work of Dr. Sebi. Dr. Sebi was a controversial figure who Hussle believed was a threat to the multibillion-dollar medical industry that not only relies on continued sickness but also needs it to profit from it.

Dr. Sebi’s death was highly controversial and many believe that he was taken out for his work in allegedly curing AIDS and cancer.

According to the Root, 

On May 28, 2016, Dr. Sebi was arrested at Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport in Honduras for carrying some $37,000 in cash. He was released pending a court hearing, only to be rearrested June 3 by the Ministerio Público, Honduras’ version of the FBI, and charged with money laundering. Dr. Sebi remained in custody until Aug. 6, when he was rushed to a local hospital reportedly suffering from complications of pneumonia. Dr. Sebi died en route. He was 82.

Just last year, Hussle went on the Breakfast Club radio show and talked about his documentary on Dr. Sebi.

“I am working on doing doc on the trial in 1985. When Dr. Sebi went to trial in New York because he put in the newspaper that he cured AIDS. He beat the case. Then he went to federal court the next day, and he beat that case. But nobody talks about it,” he said.

While this may sound outlandish, it is based in truth. In 1985, Dr. Sebi was running ads in several publications saying that “AIDS has been cured.” When the New York State attorney instructed him to stop the ads, he went to court.

In court, Dr. Sebi said he had cured every single one of his patients who received his treatment, so the judge asked him to bring just one of those patients in as evidence. Dr. Sebi brought in 77 of his healed patients and won the case. 

According to Heavy, this accomplishment was never celebrated or honored. The late pop star Michael Jackson, who was also one of his patients, took him down to Washington D.C. to meet with Black Congressman, but they received zero support for what should’ve been considered the greatest medical break through of the 20th century.

When Hussle explained why he felt the need to do this documentary, he said, “I think the story is important. It’s a powerful narrative. Like if someone in this room said, ‘Hey, I cured AIDS.’ I’d be like yeah, right. And then I can show you an example of him going to trial and proving in court he proved AIDS, I’d be interested in it. More so than championing his products or explaining his methodology. Put some light on that case.”

For those who may not understand the impetus behind murdering a man like Hussle, consider how powerful movies like “Leaving Neverland” or “VAXXED” have been and the damage they have done. If Dr. Sebi’s work was real, this documentary could’ve single-handedly been responsible for bringing down the medical industrial complex. CEOs, government officials, and pharmaceutical companies would have taken massive losses and potentially even gone to jail. As the old saying goes, there is no money in the cure—only sickness.

Hussle also had enemies in the financial world as he was an outspoken advocate for cryptocurrency and was instrumental in raising awareness for it.

Sadly, this documentary may never see the light of day. As to whether or not he was killed for his work, we may never know as the suspect who killed Hussle is still at large.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Former Police Chief Who Wasn’t Jailed for Robbing Bank, Just Robbed Another Bank & Got Shot

Williamston, SC — In 2017, the former police chief for Williamston, South Carolina walked into a bank of America with a gun, handed the teller a note, and then walked out of the bank with a sack of cash. He was later arrested and found guilty for committing armed robbery—a felony, according to 16-11-330— that imposes a penalty of 10 to 30 years. However, he received no jail time. Now, after receiving his blue privilege in the form of a wrist slap for robbing a bank, this former top cop has struck again.

Richard Edward Inman, 47, was arrested late last month for robbing yet another Bank of America—this time, in Pawleys Island. Inman was apparently on a mission to get away and as he tried to escape, he was shot.

According to police, Inman arrived at the bank around 6 p.m., handed the teller a note, and then took off in a van with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The Post and Courier reports:

Investigators deployed a bloodhound tracking team as part of their search effort and eventually engaged in a vehicle pursuit southbound on U.S. Highway 17 toward Charleston.

Around 7:30 p.m., Inman was stopped by Charleston County and Georgetown County sheriff’s deputies on Highway 17 across from Doe Hall Plantation Road, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

During the stop, at least two deputies from the Charleston and Georgetown sheriff’s offices fired at Inman while trying to apprehend him, both agencies confirmed. Inman suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said, and was transported to a hospital.

The details as to how or why police shot Inman remains unclear. However, they likely considered him armed and dangerous since he had just committed armed robbery of a bank.

On Monday, authorities confirmed Inman had been booked into jail after being released from the hospital and charged with armed robbery, entering a bank with intent to steal, and failure to stop for blue lights.

Prior to quitting his job of police chief in shame for making racist jokes, Inman had been a cop for 25 years. When he committed the first armed robbery in 2017, the judge likely considered his prior career in law enforcement as the reason for only giving him four years of probation.

Now, however, prosecutors will likely throw the book at him as he’s proven to be a repeat offender, in less than two years.

While a cop turning into an armed bank robber may seem like a rare and insane situation, TFTP has reported on multiple instances of this very phenomenon.

Just last year, right up the road in North Carolina, a police officer was arrested and charged with armed robbery following a bank heist in which the deputy was the only suspect. Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) Deputy Jeff Athey was arrested just four minutes after he allegedly committed the crime.

According to WSOC TV9, “Athey worked for the department for years, and also worked as a private contractor for Blackwater in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Athey allegedly robbed the F&M bank on West Main Street in Rockwell. He reportedly used a semi-automatic weapon during the robbery. Highlighting the ludicrous nature of Athey’s situation is the fact that he was was scheduled to work later that day as a police officer for DCSO.

Also, as TFTP reported at the time, former Atlanta police officer Maurice Dodd fatally shot himself while fleeing police after he robbed a bank in Illinois. Dodd was reportedly in the Chicago area visiting family when he robbed the bank. He had just been fired from the department for a DUI arrest.

TFTP also reported on the notorious “Snow Bird Bandit,” who was making headlines by robbing multiple banks and getting away with it. For months, the robber, who got his name because of his old age and gray hair, alluded authorities until he was finally nabbed in Orange County, CA.

When police finally caught up to him, they found the infamous bank robber was none other than 70-year-old Randolph Bruce Adair, a retired Los Angeles cop.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Pennsylvania: Taxpayers On The Hook For “Annoyed Bully Cop Who Beat The Crap Out Of Kid” For No Reason”

Pittsburgh, PA — A belligerent and violent cop was convicted in 2017 of violating the civil rights of a teenager by savagely beating him at a high school football game. The entire incident, which looks like a giant bullying a small child, was captured on video and led to the initial firing of officer Stephen Matakovich, 48, and the subsequent charges.

Matakovich “was an annoyed bully who beat the crap out of a drunk kid,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Gilson told jurors after his conviction. “This was an officer abusing his power.”

Now, nearly four years after this officer’s abuse of power, the taxpayers will be shelling out $77,500 to Matakovich’s victim, Gabriel Despres.

“The settlement, from a monetary perspective, is good. What’s better, in this case, was that Stephen Matakovich was held accountable, that the city of Pittsburgh was held accountable,” attorney Alec Wright said.

As TFTP reported at the time, in 2017, the officer received an unprecedented 27-month sentence and was also forced to pay restitution to his victim from his own pocket.

Matakovich’s defense attorneys had argued against imprisonment, saying he had led an “honorable and lawful life,” according to KDKA.

But the pre-sentence report detailed a pattern of questionable arrests involving Matakovich over several years, and states that he “never used the lowest amount of force available.”

The victim’s mother took the stand during the hearing and told the court how she hoped Matakovich will be sent to prison.

“It’s hard watching your son being beaten like that. We teach our children to respect police officers then this happens and I think it’s just a blemish on the Pittsburgh police, on all police,” Sherry Despres said.

Matakovich originally faced two charges, the first being the violation of Gabriel Despres’ civil rights and the second accusing him of falsifying the police report on the incident. Somehow he was acquitted on the second charge, convincing the jury that he did not lie about or exaggerate Despres’ actions which caused the officer to push and hit him.

Matakovich said he had to beat the small teenager at that time because he felt threatened. After watching the video, this claim becomes utterly hysterical. However, somehow a jury bought it.

Naturally, the violent officer’s defense team painted him as the victim, claiming that Despres’ posture and demeanor at that time were threatening to Matakovich, who was surrounded by five security guards and in spite of the teen being unarmed and inebriated.

According to WTAE, lead defense attorney Tina Miller, a former federal prosecutor, told the jury that dissecting the 29-second encounter in a one-week trial was unfair to Matakovich, who could be trusted for the “split-second” judgment he made.

“Nobody is going to say to a police officer, ‘I’m going to assault you,’” Miller told the jury. “You’re not going to advertise what you’re going to do. Your actions are going to be subtle. It’s not going to be like some poster or (TV commercial).”

She defended Matakovich as “one of those guys on that thin blue line between chaos and order” before asking the jury, “Do we really want to second-guess?”

The prosecution even responded in jest at the outright silly claims of the defense in trying to justify this crazed cop’s violence.

“The only way (Matakovich) can convince you that what he did was reasonable is to convince you that you can’t trust your own eyes,” Gilson said.

As the video shows, Despres calmly stood with his arms down at his sides when Matakovich suddenly shoved the teen to the ground and began punching him in the head. Although Despres did not provoke the attack and did not appear to fight back, the off-duty cop repeatedly struck him while several other security guards watched.

In an attempt to establish the ex-cop’s history of violence, county prosecutors introduced a motion during the proceedings detailing Matakovich’s use of unnecessary force against 56 other people and another case in which he assaulted a security guard then arrested him on false charges.

Out of those 56 reports, 20 cases involved strikes to the face and head, with 17 of those resulting in injuries including broken noses, broken jaws and loss of consciousness.

According to the prosecution and video footage, Matakovich brutalized innocent people and arrested them on false charges in order to cover up his own violent provocations. Luckily, video evidence of this cop’s rage finally put an end to his rash of belligerence.

Matakovich’s sentence should be held as the standard for cops who abuse their authority and attack innocent people. If enough cops are sent to jail and forced to pay for their own crimes, rest assured police brutality would be far less common.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Texas: Dept Writes 1 Citation Every Minute – Let Cop’s Son Who Murdered Man on Video Walk Free

Killeen, TX — The cops in Killeen, Texas are garnering some much-needed scrutiny this week after a report from a local news outlet found that they have been aggressively targeting drivers in a speed trap. Just last week, Killeen cops wrote a total of 95 traffic tickets in just an hour and a half. That is over one ticket a minute.

Police claim they were reacting to a complaint from a citizen about a speeder going through a school zone. Speeding through a school zone is a terrible and dangerous idea and those who recklessly endanger the lives of kids should certainly be held accountable.

However, these cops took revenue collection to new heights this month by setting up in Pershing Park Elementary School zone and stopping dozens of motorists, issuing all of them citations. According to police, 76 of those citations were for speeding.

“Our goal is to ensure the safety of our citizens and students as they walk and bike to and from school,” KPD wrote in a press release.

As stated above, it is dangerous to recklessly travel through areas where small children are walking around. However, a citation every minute in less than two hours is predatory and seemingly has very little to do with public safety.

If the Killeen police department was really worried about public safety and stopping criminals, they could start with the son of one of their own.

Disturbing video of a murder in Killeen, Texas was published in 2017 by the Free Thought Project of a man being murdered in broad daylight. We reported on this video to help seek justice for Curtis E. Shelley. However, as we reported earlier this month, while cops were writing a ticket every minute, we learned that the killer—who is the son of a Killeen police officer—will have no charges filed against him.

The Bell County Grand Jury met at the beginning of March and no charges were returned in the killing of Shelley. Naturally, the Shelley family was devastated and were quick to claim that the suspect got away with murder because he’s the son of a cop.

As KCEN reports, they said the aftermath of the shooting has torn the family apart and they do not have closure or feel like justice was served. They also said they’re upset that the person they believe shot Shelley has still not been named as the suspect.

Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza released the following statement after the no bill was returned:

On November 12, 2017, the Killeen Police Department began an investigation concerning the death of Curtis Shelly.  As a result of the subject of the investigation being related to an active officer with the Killeen Police Department, Police Chief Kimble requested the Texas Rangers to handle the investigation.

Toward the end of 2018 the investigation was completed by the Texas Rangers and due to other work that was scheduled before the grand jury the investigation could not be presented before their term expired.

Today, (Wednesday) The Bell County Grand Jury was presented the completed investigation of the Texas Rangers and after due deliberation by the Bell County Grand Jury they decided not to return an indictment in connection with the death of Curtis Shelly.

In any other case involving the shooting death of an unarmed person, rest assured that the public would be, at the very least, given the shooter’s name. However, this case was tainted from the start. Despite video showing the shooting of an unarmed man, no arrests and no charges were ever made and his name was never released.

As we reported at the time, an anonymous source told the Free Thought Project that the shooter in the video below is the son of a KPD officer. The victim’s grandmother confirmed this as well. And only after we reported it did the Texas Rangers announce this connection.

Police officials said the Texas Rangers were invited to assist in the investigation into the death of Curtis E. Shelley after the alleged shooter’s connection to a department employee was discovered.

The investigation determined that “the victim and suspect” were involved in an ongoing dispute, according to the Killeen Police Department. The shooter was reportedly Shelly’s neighbor.

According to Shelley’s family, Shelley was walking home when he got into an argument with his neighbor over Shelley’s family dog. The family claims Shelley’s neighbor stabbed their dog a few weeks earlier.

As the video shows, the two men were engaged in an obvious dispute with the shooter training the gun on Shelley the entire time. As the situation appears to calm down, Shelley walks backward and the shooter has the chance to leave the scene. However, the shooter chooses not to leave and with no warning and without Shelly lunging or otherwise posing any threat, the man fired the shotgun.

The single shot dropped Shelley immediately and he died shortly after.

At the time, legal experts noted that it would be difficult for the shooting to be justified. However, it was and now a family has to live with the fact that their neighbor—a son of a police officer—killed their beloved family member and no justice will be served.

As TFTP reported at the time, the shooter wasn’t even brought in for questioning for several days after he killed a man. He was allowed to leave the scene after police arrived and nothing ever came of it.

When watching the video below, ask yourself what possible reason would deter police from going to the shooter’s house and immediately arresting him. Then think about the video above in which cops were writing a ticket every single minute. As we can clearly see, Killeen police are clearly more interested in revenue collection than they are with going after a relative of one of their own who killed an unarmed man in broad daylight.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

‘You Have No Jurisdiction Over Me’: US Citizen Owns ICE Officers Flaunting Order As A Warrant, Shuts Down Arrest By Knowing the Law

Editor’s Note:  No matter what side of the debate you are on in the immigration issue, this should be thought-provoking for you.  I don’t even know a politicial affiliation for the young man in the video, but he points out something I’ve seen and heard for over a decade from local to federal level government, and that is the difference between administrative and judicial.  Instead of following the Constitution whether it is an incident like the one in this article or being checked by TSA every time you board a plane, there is no constitutional authority for it.  In fact, I’ve been told by a TSA agent they can circumvent the Fourth Amendment because it’s “administrative,” in the same manner that local Child Protective Services do the same thing to parents by not charging them judicially, but administratively.  People better learn the difference and support the law, not a political party and certainly not “administrative” nonsense like that below.

Albany, NY — Bryan MacCormack is the executive director of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement which has led him on a journey of learning immigration law. This journey came to a head earlier this month when MacCormack was filmed thwarting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer’s attempt to circumvent the constitution and make an arrest.

On March 5, while MacCormack was helping two immigrants with their legal cases, an ICE officer approached him and tried to arrest his clients. However, the officer would quickly realize the power a citizen has when they know the law.

As the video begins, MacCormack is debating the law with the ICE officer in Hudson, New York outside of the courtroom in which MacCormack had been helping the two immigrants.

The officer tries to say he has a “lawful warrant” to arrest the two individuals in MacCormack’s vehicle. The officer asks MacCormack if he’s familiar with the part of the immigration law that makes it illegal to harbor and transport “illegal aliens” and likely wasn’t expecting the response he received.

MacCormack proceeded to school the officer in constitutional law and noted that the “warrant” the officer had was “administrative” and not signed by a judge—meaning it was not constitutionally legal to enforce.

Although the video ends before they get there, local police were called to the scene and the ICE officer then leaves—without making an arrest.

As USA Today reported:

Chief Edward Moore told the Times Union in Albany he sent two cars after an ICE agent reported he was meeting resistance from MacCormack and his passengers.

MacCormack’s attorney then showed up and ICE ultimately left, an agency spokesperson told the paper.

MacCormack contended local police shouldn’t have even got involved because the ICE officer didn’t have a judicial warrant, and Hudson has declared itself a sanctuary city, which means it won’t enforce certain federal immigration laws.

But Moore told Columbia-Greene Media that he was contacted after the stop and not told the reason for the warrants.

The warrants for the two individuals were allegedly over immigration violations according to a statement from ICE. However, according to MacCormack, the warrants are not enforceable and the ICE officers leaving seemingly proved him right.

“I hope it spreads the word about know your rights and exemplifies the behavior that an individual can have when they are being confronted by ICE,” he said Wednesday.

Local Immigrant Rights Advocate Stops ICE Agents From Illegally Arresting 2 Undocumented People

‘I have no obligation to oblige by that warrant.’ — This citizen stopped ICE from arresting 2 undocumented immigrants because he knew his rights

Posted by NowThis Politics on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The immigration debate in this country is a heated one and unfortunately, MacCormick’s rights-flexing video is not enough to calm it down. Every time a video or image surfaces of a child being abused in a detention facility, both parties get up in arms and attempt to blame each other—all the while ignoring the real reason for the crisis in the first place.

While pundits on the left may want to paint the abuse of immigrants in a political light to implicate the Trump Administration, it is important to note the practice of housing children and teens began long before Trump ever took office. However, the Trump Administration has done nothing to curb the abuse and although it is out of the spotlight now, it is likely still a horror faced by hundreds of children.

The reality of the situation is that the recent spike in immigrants coming into the United States from the Southern border are fleeing the inevitable results of the bipartisan policy carried out by multiple federal agencies on a global scale. The overwhelming majority of migrants coming from countries like El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are fleeing violence created by the US federal government’s own war on drugs.

But how does American policy create violence in Honduras, you ask? The answer is simple, supply and demand.

Because making something illegal does nothing to curb the demand for it, the war on drugs acts as fuel to the fire of gang violence and crime in these South and Central American countries by creating an incentive for criminals to capitalize on the constant demand.

Gangs and cartels form to meet this constant demand because they are the only ones willing to break the law to fill it. The void in demand created by the war on drugs is filled with society’s worst who have no qualms about murdering innocents to protect their supply chain and keep the blood money and illegal drugs flowing.

Because the United States has no legal supply of these drugs, cartels willing to break the law bribe politicians in their own country to grow them and then smuggle their products into ours. As a result, the US is actively incentivizing crime thus fueling a refugee crisis.

To show just how closely related gang violence and the drug war are, we can look at the effects that legalization of marijuana in only a few states has had on gang violence and trafficking throughout the US and Mexico.

A study earlier this year showed that marijuana legalization led to a drastic drop in violent crime in US states that border Mexico.

According to the study, Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime, when a state on the Mexican border legalized weed, violent crime fell by 13% on average. According to the study, homicides specifically related to the drug trade fell by an astonishing 41%.

Just seven cartels control the illegal marijuana trade into the US and even with legalization, they still supply a large portion of the weed consumed in America.

But legalizing pot and allowing it to be grown inside the United States is crippling the cartels and putting them out of business, according to the study.

“These laws allow local farmers to grow marijuana that can then be sold to dispensaries where it is sold legally,” said economist Evelina Gavrilova, one of the study’s authors. “These growers are in direct competition with Mexican drug cartels that are smuggling the marijuana into the US. As a result, the cartels get much less business.”

Because there is less business for cartels, drug-related violence plummets.

“The cartels are in competition with one another,” Gavrilova explained. “They compete for territory, but it’s also easy to steal product from the other cartels and sell it themselves, so they fight for the product. They also have to defend their territory and ensure there are no bystanders, no witnesses to the activities of the cartel.

“Whenever there is a medical marijuana law we observe that crime at the border decreases because suddenly there is a lot less smuggling and a lot less violence associated with that.”

Currently, marijuana is only recreationally legal in just 9 states, yet the effect of this legalization is felt across the country. Imagine what will happen to the cartels when the other 80 percent of the country stops kidnapping and caging people for this plant.

But marijuana is only the beginning. Other similar studies show that countries like Portugal, who decriminalized all drugs in 2001, have seen drug usage rates sharply decline as well as violent crime.

To curb violence in countries south of the border—thereby stifling the massive influx of refugees and solving a major problem—the United States should end the war on drugs—all of them.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

State Upholds Law that Men Can Rape Women if They Withdraw Consent After Sex Begins

North Carolina — already not considered a democracy and characterized as more a dictatorial entity on par with Cuba and Indonesia — managed, with a fateful decision by the state Supreme Court in 1977, to pass a law allowing the legal rape of women who revoke consent to sex once the act has been initiated. Despite garnering national coverage for such a horrifying law, the law on the books still stands, and as a result, rape cases that actually make it to trial are extremely tough to win convictions—as all the defendant has to do is say the sex was consensual.

Most sex offense cases involve people who know each other, Cumberland District Attorney Billy West said, which makes those cases the most difficult.

A team of 11 media partners including Carolina Public Press and The Fayetteville Observer has extensively examined the state law in North Carolina and their findings are worrisome, to say the least. 

If actual sexual penetration occurs under the banner of consensuality, that agreement to have sex cannot— according to North Carolina law for decades — be suddenly revoked, even if a man turns violent.

“If the actual penetration is accomplished with the woman’s consent, the accused is not guilty of rape, although he may be guilty of another crime because of his subsequent actions,” the North Carolina Supreme Court wrote in its decades-old decision in State v. Way.

“It’s really stupid,” stated then-19-year-old Aaliyah Palmer — who allegedly agreed to sex — but revoked consent when the man she’d met at a party turned violent — to the Fayetteville Observer. “If I tell you no and you kept going, that’s rape.”

Palmer understandably surmised her brutal encounter amounted to rape — as it did — but discovered to her astonishment state law disagreed.

As TFTP reported at the time, a bill proposed in 2017, sought to jolt the fraught Southern state into the 21st Century — making legal rape illegal again.

“Legislators are hearing more and more about women who have been raped and are being denied justice because of this crazy loophole,” asserted North Carolina Senator Jeff Jackson, who introduced a bill on March 30 — similar to another he attempted in 2015 — to append the misogynistic law.

Jackson proposed, according to the text of the bill, “a person may withdraw consent to engage in vaginal intercourse in the middle of the intercourse, even if the actual penetration is accomplished with consent and even if there is only one act of vaginal intercourse.”

Seems simple enough. Sadly, the General Assembly never acted on the measure.

“This really shouldn’t be a controversial matter,” Jackson said. “North Carolina is the only state in the country where no doesn’t really mean no. Right now, if a woman tells a man to stop having sex he is under no legal obligation to do so, as long as she initially consented. If sex turns violent, the woman has no right to tell the man he must stop.”

Let that last part sink in for a moment: A man in North Carolina can forcibly complete a sex act with a woman — even if he employs violence to get his way.

That’s rape by nearly any definition — except in the eyes of the repressive state.

“Very few legislators are aware that this is the current state of our law,” lamented Jackson. “They’re very surprised when I tell them. Most of my conversations have been educating our members about this plainly unacceptable loophole in our rape law. I have not had any members defend the loophole. Every legislator I’ve spoken to agrees we need to fix this.”

Despite what should be unfettered support for a bill rescinding a man’s apparent ‘right’ to rape women, the state senator has received surprisingly resolute pushback by those who view Jackson’s proposed legislation as interfering with natural intercourse.

For 38 years this law has been permitted to languish on the books — depriving an untold number of rape victims from justice, human rights, and basic common decency.

“Aside from perpetrators not being held accountable, when women cannot revoke consent, then we are telling them violence can be perpetrated against them if they consented to begin with and then had a change of heart,” Angelica Wind, an advocate and executive director of Our Voice — a North Carolina-based crisis intervention and prevention agency for victims of sexual violence — said, adding, “allowing women to revoke consent would be transformative for the state of North Carolina.”

Hopefully, as this issue garners more attention, this archaic law will soon be overturned.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Chicago: 17 Cops Raid 4-Year-Old Boy’s Birthday Party ‘By Mistake’ – Terrorize Family – Destroy Their Home

Chicago, IL — When Samari Boswell, 7, was celebrating her younger brother, TJ Broswell’s 4th birthday last month, she never expected to see 17 heavily armed cops come smashing through her door. However, thanks to a severe case of police incompetence, that is exactly what happened. And now, a family is left traumatized and frightened of the very people they are told are there to protect them.

The incident, which happened on Sunday Feb. 10, was captured on nearby surveillance footage and showed at least 17 cops holding battering rams, sledge hammers, and with guns drawn. They were raiding the little boy’s birthday party based entirely on bad information and over alleged MDMA pills—17 cops for some ecstasy.

The innocent family said when cops busted down the door, they thought they were being robbed. Cops came in, pointed guns at everyone, including tiny children and began demanding everyone get down.

“They were saying F words and stuff,” Samari said. “It was horrible.”

Another relative explained to CBS 2 that when police came in, they had no problem throwing innocent people around, including children and terrorizing them with threats and guns.

“They manhandled me it took two officers to get the cuffs on me,” Kiqiana Jackson said.

Jackson asked to see the warrant and was denied before being thrown outside in the freezing sub-zero temperatures.

“I wanted to know why were they there. Who are you? Show us a search warrant,” Jackson said. “I asked for a search warrant, I guess, one too many times. And [the officer] was like, ‘Arrest her.’”

“I thought they was going to shoot me, and my brother, and everybody else,” Samari said, who told reporters she was playing ‘duck, duck, goose’ as the armed assailants ransacked her home.

“We are people, we have rights, we deserve to be respected,” Jackson added.

According to CBS 2, Jackson, a public school employee who works with children with disabilities, said she was scared, got angry, and repeatedly told officers she had a right to see the search warrant. She was denied, even though Chicago Police’s own search warrant policy says warrants need to be turned over “promptly.”

According to the family, the warrant wasn’t shown to them until after the entire family had been terrorized, their apartment trashed and their TV smashed on the ground. The officers even smashed the 4-year-old’s cake and threw it on the floor.

“There it was in the corner, on the floor, with the number 4 stuck in it,” Jackson said.

That’s when police realized their terroristic home invasion, looking for an illegal substance, was entirely based on wrong information.

After finding out that the officers acted on bad information and terrorized their innocent children, the family has since hired an attorney to represent them.

“As long as they continue to do that, there will never be trust between citizens and the Chicago Police Department,” said Al Hofeld Jr., the attorney who represents the family.

According to Hofeld, the department has a history of carelessly gathering information for search warrants and raids innocent families. Showing just how negligent the cops were in carrying out this search warrant, Hofeld conducted a search for the suspect himself and found him in just 30 seconds.

“My law firm took 30 seconds to do a person search and came up with [the suspect’s] most current address, which is on 83rd street nowhere near the property,” Hofeld Jr. said.

Hardly an isolated incident, this is the fourth search warrant case Hofeld Jr. has handled involving allegations that police raided the wrong homes and pointed guns at innocent people, including children, according to CBS 2.

In fact, TFTP has reported on several of them. Just last August, two little boys who used to look up to police were traumatized and their view of police tarnished after a SWAT team burst into their home at night and held the entire family at gunpoint, including the children. The family was innocent and just like the above case, the raid was on the wrong home.

Those two children now suffer from PTSD and have to attend counseling.

It’s not just children either, Chicago cops have raided the wrong homes of elderly women too.

Elizabeth Harrison, 82, used to tell kids to “respect the law.” Then on March 17, 2016, a gang of Chicago cops raided her home, busting down the door and holding her at gunpoint. Because of this trauma, Harrison had to be rushed to the hospital.

The great-grandmother said police must have had the wrong house, but they insisted it was the correct address based on their “intelligence.” No one believed her when she said she was a widow and lived alone. Harrison was made to sit in a chair, overwhelmed with anxiety, while they searched her home for non-existent drugs. The stress was so overwhelming, Harrison was hospitalized.

Despite this history of dangerous terrorism from raiding wrong homes, it appears Chicago cops aren’t trying to get any better at their jobs and remain entirely unapologetic.

“Police officers are supposed to protect and serve, not talk to us like we’re nothing, like we’re beneath them,” Jackson said. “And it was really hurtful, really hurtful.”

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Bombshell Lawsuit: FBI Knowingly Hid Evidence from Congress of Explosives Used on 9/11

In yet another major move from the great folks over at the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and 9/11 victim family members Robert McIlvaine and Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli, a joint federal lawsuit has been filed to assess any evidence the FBI may have known about that contributed to the destruction of the towers on 9/11 which they may have kept from Congress.

The complaint cites the failure of the FBI and its 9/11 Review Commission to assess key 9/11-related evidence that the FBI can be shown to have had, or been aware of, regarding:

  1. the use of pre-placed explosives to destroy World Trade Center Buildings, 1, 2, and 7;
  2. the arrest and investigation of the “High Fivers” observed photographing and celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11;
  3. terrorist financing related the reported Saudi support for the 9/11 hijackers;
  4. recovered plane parts, including serial numbers from all three crash locations;
  5. video from cameras mounted inside and outside the Pentagon; and
  6. cell phone communications from passengers aboard airplanes.

According to the press release on Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, this is evidence relevant to the 9/11 Review Commission’s and the FBI’s compliance with the mandate from Congress, which should have been assessed by the FBI and the 9/11 Review Commission and reported to Congress. The complaint also cites the destruction by the FBI of evidence related to the “High Fivers.” Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has joined in bringing the counts that involve the evidence of the World Trade Center’s explosive demolition and evidence related to the “High Fivers,” while the other plaintiffs are party to all counts.

As TFTP previously reported, a monumental step forward in the relentless pursuit of 9/11 truth took place last December when a United States Attorney agreed to comply with federal law requiring submission to a Special Grand Jury of evidence that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Centers. Then, earlier this month, the group behind the submission, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, announced the filing of a “petition supplement” naming persons who may have information related to the use of said explosives.

According to Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the 33-page document contains 15 different categories of persons who may have information material to the investigation, including contractors and security companies that had access to the WTC Towers before 9/11, persons and entities who benefited financially from the WTC demolitions, and persons arrested after being observed celebrating the WTC attacks.

names-redacted version of the petition supplement, which was filed with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York on February 14, 2019, has been made available to the public. The un-redacted version filed with the U.S. Attorney today will remain undisclosed in the interest of maintaining the secrecy, security, and integrity of the grand jury proceeding.

As TFTP reported in December, for the first time since 9/11 the federal government is taking steps to hear evidence that explosives may have been used to destroy the world trade centers.

The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry successfully submitted a petition to the federal government demanding that the U.S. Attorney present to a Special Grand Jury extensive evidence of yet-to-be-prosecuted federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center Towers on 9/11 (WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7).

After waiting months for the reply, the U.S. Attorney responded in a letter, noting that they will comply with the law.

“We have received and reviewed The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc.’s submissions of April 10 and July 30, 2018. We will comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3332 as they relate to your submissions,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman stated.

According to the petition, dozens of exhibits were presented as evidence that explosives were used to destroy all three world trade centers.

The Lawyers’ Committee’s April 10th 52-page original Petition was accompanied by 57 exhibits and presented extensive evidence that explosives were used to destroy three WTC Towers on 9/11. That evidence included independent scientific laboratory analysis of WTC dust samples showing the presence of high-tech explosives and/or incendiaries; numerous first-hand reports by First Responders of seeing and hearing explosions at the World Trade Center on 9/11; expert analysis of seismic evidence that explosions occurred at the WTC towers on 9/11 both prior to the airplane impacts and prior to the building collapses; and expert analysis and testimony by architects, engineers, and scientists concluding that the rapid onset symmetrical near-free-fall acceleration collapse of these three WTC high rise buildings on 9/11 exhibited the key characteristics of controlled demolition. The July 30th Amended Petition included the same evidence but also addressed several additional federal crimes beyond the federal bombing crime addressed in the original Petition.

The Lawyers’ Committee concluded in the petitions that explosive and incendiary devices that had been preplaced at the WTC were detonated causing the complete collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 on 9/11, and the resulting tragic loss of life, and that “the evidence permits no other conclusion — as a matter of science, as a matter of logic, and as a matter of law.”

“This Petition Supplement is intended to assist the Special Grand Jury by providing a roadmap for a meaningful investigation into the yet-to-be-prosecuted 9/11 WTC crimes that the Lawyers’ Committee has reported and documented in our Petitions,” Attorney David Meiswinkle, President of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Board of Directors, said.

Finally, after nearly two decades of ridicule, dismissal, and outright intolerance of information contrary to the “official story” of what happened on 9/11, the public may finally learn the truth of what happened and who was behind it.

If you’d like to help finance this lawsuit moving forward, you can donate to the group here.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

Good Cops: Sheriff & All Deputies Quit to Protest ‘Unconstitutional’ Jail Conditions – Threatened With Contempt

Nowata County, OK — A sheriff in Oklahoma, along with nearly all of her staff have recently resigned from their posts to protest dangerous and unconstitutional conditions within the jail. During a press conference last week, Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett read her letter of resignation and then let out a bombshell admission that a judge “tried to bribe” her to stay on and lie.

Barnett did something many other “good cops” are too afraid to do — which is standing up to injustice. Adding to the statement made by Barnett’s courageous move to resign in the face of unconstitutional jail conditions is the fact that nearly her entire staff followed suit immediately after her statement.

According to NBC News, 12 members of the Nowata County Sheriff’s Office staff, including all deputies, the head dispatcher and most of the jail staff, resigned with Barnett.

Nowata County Judge Carl Gibson ordered Barnett and her undersheriff to a court appearance on Tuesday where he said he has an “obligation to live within a budget” and Barnett didn’t respect that, ABC Tulsa reports.

The sheriff knew she would be held in contempt by Judge Gibson if she refused to continue to maintain the dangerous and harsh conditions in the jail. But she refused anyway.

Sheriff Barnett posted a copy of the letter to Facebook describing the allegations against the county which are nothing short of damning.

“With deep regret, today I am tendering my resignation letter as your sheriff of Nowata County,” Barnett wrote in her resignation letter. “I have been informed by Judge Gibson that he is going to mandate me to bring prisoners back in to the Nowata County jail today or be held in contempt of court.”

“I cannot do so in good conscience,” she wrote, noting that the jail does not comply with constitutional standards.

Even the most chronic or hardened inmates have basic rights that are protected by the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which notes that no “cruel and unusual punishments” be “inflicted.”

The conditions at the jail were most certainly cruel and unusual.

According to the sheriff, a carbon monoxide leak that occurred last month and sent four employees to the emergency room had not been addressed, a proper fire alarm system wasn’t in place and methane gases permeate the jail because of poorly-installed plumbing. She also said inmates had been shocked while taking showers because of exposed wiring.

A snake was even reported to have fallen out of the ceiling and onto the head of one of the inmates.

Barnett isn’t just making this up to get the jail remodeled either. The Pawhuska Journal-Capital reports that earlier this month, an auditor with the American Correctional Association deemed the jail unsafe, also citing exposed wires, mold, unusable toilets and sinks and no cameras.

Nowata County sheriff reading her resignation letter after issues with the jail. She told us that a judge ordered her to bring prisoners back to the jail, but she won't because of safety issues.The jail has been without prisoners since the end of February when there was a carbon monoxide leak. She says Nowata County prisoners are being housed in Washington County right now. Tulsa's Channel 8 – KTUL

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Barnett’s resignation in the face of injustice speaks volumes considering that her predecessor is likely the reason the jail is so strapped for funds in the first place. Sheriff Kenny Freeman was arrested last October for embezzlement. He was caught stealing supplies meant for schools in Nowata County. A shameful act indeed.

When police officers quit their jobs to stand up, not only for the rights of free citizens but for the rights of people in jail, they deserve recognition. Hopefully, Nowata County — which happens to be the third poorest county in the state — will get the funds it needs to maintain this sheriff who is proving to be a thorn in the side of corruption.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Cop Left Toddler in Hot Patrol Car Until She Died—As She Had Sex in Fellow Cop’s House

Long Beach, MS — Leaving a child in a hot car until they die is a tragic mistake that roughly three dozen parents make every year in this country. This nightmarish negligence comes with a punishment no prison sentence could ever trump. Now, a former cop from Mississippi will learn her fate after she pleaded guilty to this very same horrifying blunder of leaving her three-year-old daughter strapped in her hot patrol car until she died—as this cop had sex with her supervisor inside his home.

On September 30, 2016, Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker strapped her three-year-old daughter into a car seat in the back of her patrol car and entered her supervisor’s home for a mid-day romp. Barker knew the air conditioner did not work, but nevertheless turned on the vent and went inside.

As her daughter sat strapped in her death bed, Barker had sex with officer Clark Ladner inside the home. After the deed had been done, Barker and Ladner then fell asleep.

Authorities said Cheyenne Barker’s body temperature reached 107 degrees before she died.

For this gross act of negligence, Barker was charged with second-degree murder. However, earlier this month, she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in a plea deal.

Prosecutors recommended a sentence of no less than 20 years.

“I don’t know what I could ever do to you that could be worse than what you’ve already experienced,” Harrison County Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois told her. “You will forever be entombed in a prison of your own mind.”

Bourgeois said he will consider the prosecutor’s recommendation before her April 1 sentencing.

What makes the case of former police officer Cassie Barker so terrible is that she is a repeat offender. Barker had previously lost custody of Cheyenne for doing the exact same thing a year earlier.

According to the AP, Barker went into a store in nearby Gulfport, and a concerned passerby called police. Child protective services took temporary custody of her, and Baker was suspended for a week without pay.

Because of her blue privilege, Cheyenne’s father, Ryan Hyer was never notified and was helpless to prevent the future event.

“Every time I close my eyes, I picture her suffering, and then I picture her laying in this coffin,” Hyer said Monday, the AP reported. “I still see her smiling and laughing in my head, and I would assume that smile and laughter turned to pain and suffering in that instance.”

Hyer has since filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against both the Long Beach Police Department and the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services for failing to notify him.

While Barker’s guilty plea may land her in jail, as TFTP has reported, not all cops who leave their babies in hot cars until they die get charged.

Officer Mark Fanfarillo left his 4 ½-month-old baby, Michael, in his car during the summer of 2016 — for nearly nine hours — but Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara refused to press charges.

According to local WSYR-TV, the D.A. said Fanfarillo first realized he’d abandoned the baby in the car when his wife contacted him to say Michael had never been dropped off at the family’s daycare provider. Fanfarillo, McNamara explained, rushed out to the car after that call and “found his son’s lifeless body.” Although Fanfarillo “relentlessly” attempted to resuscitate the baby, the effort was ultimately unsuccessful.

As McNamara’s office said in a statement:

“The facts and evidence in this case do not reach the threshold required for criminal liability,” which, in New York, demand “a person must fail to perceive that a substantial and unjustifiable risk will result from their conduct. A lapse or loss in memory is insufficient proof to satisfy the legal requirement of failing to perceive a risk — something more is required.”

According to McNamara, the officer placed Michael in the back seat to drop his elder child at daycare — though he typically didn’t bring the youngest along for the ride. After returning home, Fanfarillo simply forgot the baby was strapped into his carseat, did a few chores, and, like Barker did, he fell asleep — while Michael suffered in oppressive summer heat, eventually dying of hyperthermia, over 8 ½ hours later.

Officer Mark Fanfarillo is still a cop. Blue privilege indeed.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Internet Lashes Out At Cops After They Arrest ‘Hero’ For Stopping Rape Of A 5-Year-Old Boy

Eastlake, OH — The internet is raging with anger this week and police are feeling the heat over the arrest of Richard Adams. Adams was arrested and charged with felonious assault over the weekend when he physically attacked a 17-year-old who he allegedly caught raping a 5-year-old boy.

According to police, Adams walked into the living room of the home and saw the 17-year-old on top of the child with the child’s pants around his ankles.

Adams said he immediately yelled for someone to call the police, but felt compelled to step in and stop what he saw going on.

“I didn’t just call the cops and let it pursue. I stepped into action and stopped it,” Adams said.

According to News 5 Cleveland, Adams said he couldn’t stop from physically ending the assault because it hit close to home. He said that he had an experience similar to the 5-year-old when he was a child.

His uncle told News 5 that Adams blacked out after remembering the time when he was molested as a child too and continued his assault. Adams agreed that this is what happened, but says he shouldn’t be arrested for it.

“I don’t feel like I should’ve been arrested in this situation. I feel like if you’re stopping a crime, that you should be able to walk free from helping someone who could not protect themselves in this situation,” Adams said.

Indeed, he is correct by any moral standards. Helping those who cannot help themselves is an obligation many feel. What was Adams supposed to do when he saw a 17-year-old raping a tiny child? Was he simply supposed to yell “stop” and then wait 15-20 minutes for the police to show up? At what point do you stop fighting with someone when you catch them raping a child?

Had Adams kept beating the person after the 17-year-old was unconscious or incapacitated, then there is grounds for questioning it. But we do not know if this happened.

After Adams spoke out about the unjust nature of his arrest, the Facebook page belonging to the Eastlake police department was inundated with criticisms and anger. Some people have offered to pay for his legal services while others are calling him a hero.

“In a world where now evil is good and good evil, they (eastlake) are going to make an example of this young man and totally ruin his life while this pervert basically gets a slap on the wrist. What a sick world we now live in. I feel sorry for this young man and the five year old child who had to endure such a heinous act against him,” wrote one Facebook user.

In response to the overwhelming influx of negative feedback, the police department issued a statement on the Facebook page yesterday.

“We have received numerous e-mails, phone calls and communications in which people have expressed their emotions and frustrations with the recent case that we had involving the investigation of a rape of a 5-year-old and the assault of the accused 17 year old male,” the post states.

” The 20 year old male accused of assaulting the 17 year old has been out on a personal bond since the day after the incident and has been assigned a court date,” the department wrote, noting that the 20-year-old man was arrested, but said nothing about the fate of the alleged pedophile.

However, TFTP has found that the teen was charged with the rape of the 5-year-old boy.

“We truly understand the interest, passion and concerns with this type of case,” the post continues. “It has been processed by the court and will continue to go through the system. Most of the people within our police departments, courts and the entire justice system have families of their own and the men and women are diligently working to ensure that everything is done correctly so that justice is served.”

The post concludes: “To attack people within the system to achieve a certain outcome is not what justice is about. We appreciate the impact that this story has had on the community and beyond but we expect people to be civil in expressing their disagreement and/or support of what has and will take place.”

People have started a GoFundMe campaign for Adams which has already raised $30,000 of its $35,000 goal. If convicted of the charges, Adams faces 2-8 years behind bars. As TFTP has reported, pedophiles often receive far less time, especially if they are police officers. 

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

Cops Shoot Teachers ‘Execution-Style’ With Pellet Guns in Insane School Shooting Drill

Editor’s Note:  This is utterly stupid.  It does nothing to prepare teachers to fight back against a gunman in their school.  How about you take the time and money and actually train teachers to use their own guns and let them exercise their rights to defend themselves and students rather than this “training.”

Monticello, IN — (RT) Indiana elementary school teachers were ordered to kneel against a wall before being shot “execution-style” from behind with airsoft pellet guns during a safety drill.

On January 4, some 30 teachers at the Meadowlawn Elementary School in Monticello underwent ALICE training which encourages teachers and students to be proactive when facing an active shooter, including rushing the attacker. Shooting teachers with plastic pellets does not typically feature in ALICE training, however.

“They told us: ‘This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing,’” an unnamed teacher told IndyStar. “They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times… It hurt so bad.”

Teachers testified that they left the training with welts, bruises and abrasions as a result of being shot with the pellet guns in a somewhat overzealous attempt at realism.

The teachers were taken into a room, four at a time, at which point they were shot, without any prior warning. They were also told not to warn any of their colleagues when they left the room.

“Educators should never have to endure being fired at with pellets in an active shooter training,” said Keith Gambill, vice president of Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA), who added that he felt the training was “fear-based” and “injurious.”

The shocking revelations only came to light recently, during testimony in support of House Bill 1004, which addresses school safety and is aimed at improving mental health and emotional support services for students in state-run schools.

White County Sheriff’s Department, who coordinated the training, reportedly stopped using airsoft guns in the drills after receiving complaints.

“It’s a soft, round projectile,” Sheriff Bill Brooks said of the equipment used during the drills. “We were made aware that one teacher was upset. And we ended it.”

Cops Hold Innocent College Kids at Gunpoint for Broken Tail Light – Claims To “Smell Marijuana” – Finds Nothing

Lynchburg, VA — In the land of the free, failing to realize your tail light has burned out can be a potentially deadly mistake. As the following incident proves, police officers can and will immediately resort to deadly force over a stop as simple as a tail light—especially if the vehicle with the broken tail light is full of young black men.

Earlier this month, four students who attend Virginia University and play on the football team, were on their way to practice when they were targeted for revenue collection, harassment, and extortion for having a broken tail light.

According to the students and several witnesses to the stop, one of the cops immediately pulled his gun and aimed it at the students.

For a broken tail light, all of the students were then forced from the car, placed in handcuffs and forced to sit on a nearby curb while multiple officers proceeded to violate their rights.

“It was kind alarming to watch, just to see that,” said VUL football coach, Bobby Rome, who coaches all the college kids in the video below.

“I seen the police officer approach. He asked everyone to put their hands on the dash and immediately he had his hand on his waist,” Rome said.

As the video shows, the officer admitted to pulling the gun. He then attempted to justify it by claiming he “smelled marijuana.” Those who read the Free Thought Project know that “smelling marijuana” is like a cheat code for cops that grants them immunity in any situation.

Time after time, TFTP has reported on countless incidents in which people were beaten, arrested, or killed because a cop “smelled marijuana.”

The officer said that smelling marijuana gave him the right to assault the innocent college kids with a deadly weapon and then cited some non-associated supreme court ruling about drugs and guns going together.

“The reason I reached for my gun is because I smelled marijuana,” the officer said. “The supreme court says guns and drugs go together.”

The officer was likely talking about the case of United States v. Johnson which has nothing at all to do with smelling weed or traffic stops for tail lights.

Proving the unnecessary nature of the gun and the “smell,” cops tore the students’ car apart, search all their possessions and clothing, and police found nothing.

“Those are my kids on the sidewalk,” Rome said. “They’re not criminals, gangsters, they’re not drug dealers. They’re not murderers. They’re here to get an education.”

Proving what a stand-up but ‘woke’ individual he is, Rome noted that cops are human, but their mistakes and fear can be deadly to innocent people.

“Police officers are human also just like this young man on the sidewalk is human,” Rome said. “Things could go the opposite direction. Whether that’s him going to jail or being arrested, either one of things are detrimental to a young man.”

According to police—who have refused to release the names of the officers in the video below, they are now investigating the incident.

For those who think that getting killed over a broken tail light is some sort of stretch, consider the case of Philando Castile who was stopped with his girlfriend and her small child for that very reason in 2016.

Just moments into the stop, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled his gun out and dumped multiple rounds into Castile, murdering him. In 2017, despite video evidence showing Castile was innocent and that the officer had no reason to shoot, Yanez was acquitted.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist.

Georgia: Democrat Reps. Propose Bill to Require Men to Report Every Release of Sperm to Police

Atlanta, GA — In what serves as a perfect example of the mockery the political system in America has become, five Democratic representatives from Georgia have proposed a bill which would require men to report “certain events” of a sexual nature to law enforcement. The bill would require men to call the police to report the release of sperm.

According to the House website, HB 604 was introduced by Reps. Park Cannon (D-Atlanta), Renitta Shannon (D-Decatur), Donna McLeod (D-Lawrenceville), Sandra Scott (D-Rex) and Kendrick March 11. It does not appear to have been assigned to a House committee at this time.

It reads as follows:

To amend Chapter 1 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to law enforcement officers and agencies, so as to require certain males to report certain events to law enforcement; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1.

Chapter 1 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to law enforcement officers and agencies, is amended by adding a new Code section to read as follows:9″35-1-23. Any male 55 years of age or older shall immediately report to the county sheriff or local law enforcement agency when such male releases sperm from his testicles.”

SECTION 2.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

Kendrick has been in the media lately after she called for a “testicular bill of rights” legislative package that would regulate the bodies of men. The legislation, which was proposed in response to an abortion bill that just passed the House, would:

  • Require a man to get permission from their sex partner before they are able to obtain a prescription for Viagra or any other erectile dysfunction medication
  • Ban vasectomy procedures in Georgia, with punitive measures that are listed in HB 481
  • Make it an “aggravated assault” crime for men to have sex without a condom
  • Require DNA testing when a woman is 6 weeks and 1 day to determine the father of the child who will “IMMEDIATELY” start paying child support
  • Require a 24 hour “waiting period” for men to purchase any porn or sex toys in Georgia

Despite the supreme court clearly stating that states cannot ban abortion before the point of viability—23 to 25 weeks—the Georgia House voted earlier this month to do exactly that. Dubbed the “heartbeat bill,” the controversial and arguably unconstitutional legislation passed by a vote of 93-73 and will ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected.

The reason this is so controversial is that a heartbeat can be detected at close to 6 weeks—a period during which most women may not even know they are pregnant.

When asked by Rolling Stone if she was seriously considering following through with this legislation that would require men to report semen releases, Kendrick noted that she was “dead serious.”

Kendrick admitted that her bill would likely not pass, but she says the point of it is to “bring awareness to the fact that if you’re going to legislate our bodies, then we have every right to propose legislation to regulate yours.”

Women have every right to do with their bodies what they see fit and transgressions against women that seek to limit their ability to do so are certainly a problem. But attempting to fix that problem by punishing all men—many of whom likely support a woman’s right to choose—is as asinine as it is childish.

Now, Georgia taxpayers are financing a tit for tat situation that resembles a fight on a kindergarten playground more so than a political process.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

New Zealand Bans ‘Assault Rifles’ – Just As Terrorist Hoped For & Predicted

On Wednesday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the “first tranche” in a number of moves to restrict the rights of New Zealand citizens to protect themselves with firearms. This move was in direct response to the horrific murders that unfolded on March 15. Coincidentally, this is the exact move the terrorist suspected of carrying out these attacks had hoped for and predicted.

The terrorist who murdered 50 people last week is engaging in a classic propaganda of the deed in which he predicted—accurately—that his murder would spark the restriction of gun rights. Lawmakers took his bait.

“On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too,” said Ardern as she carried out the will of this terrorist. “We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place.”

“What we’re banning today are the things used in last Friday’s attack,” she said, adding: “It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.”

According to a report by FOX:

The law is expected to be introduced in Parliament at the beginning of next month. The government is seeking to prevent the stockpiling of firearms by making it illegal to possess the banned weapons as of Thursday.

The ban covers firearms considered to be military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles, particularly semi-automatic firearms and shotguns capable of being used with a detachable magazine that hold more than five cartridges.

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The terrorist who carried out these horrific acts did so with the hopes of garnering support for his cause while further dividing the political spectrum in hopes to start a revolution.

These tactics are known as propaganda of the deed which are usually violent actions including bombings and murders meant to force the ruling class to strip the citizens of their rights to ignite the spirit of revolt.

Now, as law abiding citizens turn in their guns, those sympathetic to this terrorist’s cause will hold on to their’s and the government has acted in de facto support of his movement. And yes, this terrorist has a lot of support.

The race war he intended to kick off with his murderous actions is not only garnering support from government actions to ban guns but the media is playing right into his hands as well.

As the media associates this terrorist with the people he name dropped while live-streaming the shooting, the more they will push people into extremes.

The media is buying into all the associations made by this terrorist and are doing exactly what he wanted—further polarizing groups of people which will inevitably garner support for his sick cause.

We can rest assured that the mainstream media will not mention how censorship and repression help to inspire such acts of violence either. As John F. Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

Sadly, as social media and mainstream media continue to repress and censor freedom of communication, this problem will likely get worse.

The terrorist had hundreds of people espousing their support for him on 8chan, up to and including praising the slaughter of children and labeling his violence as an act of heroism. Rest assured that as censorship and stereotyping of “white nationalists” continue, these people will turn from supporters into actors and this terrorist knew this.

To understand how this propaganda of the deed works, imagine the increase in Muslim terrorism if the Koran were banned or if Muslims were banned from certain countries—which was actually proposed by this government. Now, imagine what happens when “white nationalists” are pushed to the darkest depths of the internet for espousing peaceful, albeit often stupid, beliefs as murderous scum like the New Zealand terrorist have the media and government do their bidding for them.

Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have been fading away for years. Their ranks were diminishing and their tactics and mission of supremacy based on skin color had become laughable. However, in the past few years, a new faction, ironically spearheaded by the left, began to act as a recruiting tool for white nationalism.

Anti-white rhetoric has fueled hatred and served as a catalyst in the growing movement of white nationalist socialists. By concentrating on skin color — instead of a person’s character — a massive “anti-white” movement was born and pushed through the mainstream media, and thus the dying white supremacy movement was given new life.

Hate groups in the US grew from 784 in 2014 to 892 in 2015, a 14 percent increase, according to 2016 data by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

From 2014 to 2015, the number of active Ku Klux Klan chapters in the United States grew from 72 to 190, a massive increase for a group so closely associated with hatred.

As David Marcus pointed out in a hard-hitting piece for the Federalist, white people are being asked—or pushed—to take stock of their whiteness and identify with it more. This is a remarkably bad idea. The last thing our society needs is for white people to feel more tribal. The result of this tribalism will not be a catharsis of white identity, improving equality for non-whites. It will be resentment towards being the only tribe not given the special treatment bestowed by victimhood.

We are now seeing the inevitable result of such irresponsible practices of race shaming. As whites — who may have been on the verge of racism — sat back and watched the mainstream media chastise their skin color and associate them with people like the New Zealand terrorist, they eventually reached a tipping point. Charlottesville was an example of what happens when this state-sponsored and media supported divide is pushed on the populace.

Making it impossible for people to engage in civil discourse is the opposite of what needs to happen. The only way to fight this extremist ideology is through allowing more communication—not less. But this is not happening.

Sadly, the media and the government have no idea that they have all played right into the hands of this New Zealand terrorist. Rest assured, however, that he does.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

Police Claim Teen Shot Herself in the Mouth With Hands Cuffed Behind Her Back During Traffic Stop

Chesapeake, VA — A mother is grieving and also crying foul after police say her 19-year-old daughter killed herself during a routine traffic stop. According to the mother, police told her that her daughter was handcuffed when she somehow got a gun and shot herself. Now, after “investigating themselves” police have officially closed the case despite witnesses and a video telling a different story.

Sarah Wilson committed suicide on July 25, 2018, during a traffic stop near the intersection of Berkley Avenue and Wilson Road, according to the Chesapeake Police Department. According to police, while handcuffed with her hands behind her back, Wilson was able to acquire a gun, place it in her mouth, and pull the trigger.

Dawn Wilson, the mother of 19-year-old Sarah has since come forward to speak out about the inconsistencies in the case and the possibility of something far more sinister than a suicide.

“In all of her life I have never known of her to shoot a gun, own a gun, or even hold a gun,” said Wilson. “I’m not pointing fingers, I don’t know what happened. I wasn’t there, but I need to know, and I think that’s fair I’m her mom.”

Wilson explained to ABC 13 that her daughter was the passenger in a car that was pulled over during a traffic stop. Police told Wilson that during the stop, Sarah produced a gun and used it to take her own life.

“Things are not matching up, somewhere somehow, there is a discrepancy,” said Wilson who said that police have told her one thing while telling the media something completely different.

“She was handcuffed, and she managed to put a revolver in her mouth while handcuffed. That’s what the investigator told me last night,” said Wilson. “If that is the case its very unfortunate and tragic but there is a level of negligence there.”

Even more terrifying than a handcuffed teen somehow managing to get a gun and put it in her mouth to kill herself is the fact that witnesses are saying something entirely different.

“There is a few different stories, but they all end the same, that the police shot her,” said Wilson.

What’s more, while police originally told the media that this was a routine traffic stop, Wilson said they told her that they’d been investigating the driver and the stop was anything but routine. This fact would later be admitted by the police.

“They were investigating the driver, that Chesapeake Police had been investigating the driver, so they had been surveying him,” said Wilson.

The driver of the car was 27-year-old Holden Medlin who allegedly resisted arrest during the stop and took off running. While police attempted to restrain Medlin, they claim that Wilson was handcuffed with her arms behind her back when she got the gun out of the car, “contorted” her body and shot herself in the head.

One of the officers during the stop was also wearing a body camera which could provide many answers about what really happened. However, police said that the camera malfunctioned during the stop.

A short and very disturbing video of the aftermath of the shooting was posted to social media with the mother’s permission. In the video, we can hear the witnesses say that “police shot her.”

According to Wilson, Sarah’s Facebook page showed no signs of depression. She says her daughter was happy and that she has two younger sisters who she would never want to hurt by taking her own life.

“She’s a moody teenager. If there is a mom out there that hasn’t heard some of that stuff from their kids, I’d love to meet them,” said Wilson.

As for the Chesapeake Police Department, they are remaining tight-lipped and refusing to answer any media questions. The investigation has since ended, and other than releasing the suicide claims, the department refuses to comment on its outcome.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project

State Senate Passes Bombshell Law Promising to Disobey ALL Federal Gun Control Laws

Missouri — As politicians and anti-gun rights activists continuously chant, “we don’t want to take your guns,” behind the scenes — in only a year — politicians have been working overtime to limit your right to bear arms. These laws are all a reaction to the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida last year and, like most politicians always do, they are not letting this tragedy go to waste. Luckily, however, states like Missouri are moving to protect their residents from laws like these by passing legislation to ban gun control laws.

As the Sentinel reports, Missouri may have just made the most monumental step towards freedom and individual liberty since the signing of the Bill of Rights. In a 23-10 vote by Missouri’s state senate, the state passed a bill that would nullify ALL Federal gun laws and regulations, and make enforcement of those laws by federal officers within the State of Missouri a criminal offense.

Like it’s predecessor, SB613, Bill SB367 and it’s companion, House Bill HB786, would prevent all state agencies and their employees from enforcing any federal law that infringes the Second Amendment in any way, including gun registrations, fees, fines, licenses and bans. Originally authored in 2014, a former version of the bill was also passed, but vetoed by then Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

The pro-2nd Amendment legislation leaves no room for error and blatantly refuses to abide by “all federal acts” which set out to stifle an individual’s ability to defend themselves.

“All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States I and Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”

According to the Sentinel, cops were not very happy with the passage of this bill as Missouri law enforcement officials raked in $34,462,153 in forfeitures from 2001 to 2008, according to a report by the Institute of Justice.

The bill is so pro-gun that even the NRA opposed it and attempted to insert language that would require gun owners to report a stolen firearm to police no more than 72 hours after the discovery of the theft, or face a $1,000 fine and a misdemeanor charge. However, they were unsuccessful and the bill is now moving to the House.

The reason bills like this are so necessary is because laws across the country are being passed en masse to limit your right to self-defense. Since the tragic shooting in Florida in February 2018, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has recorded a whopping 55 new gun control measures in 26 states—in just the first six months of the year.

Some of these laws being passed are ‘Red Flag’ laws which are used to disarm individuals who are reported as a threat by a family member or friend. Many believe that these red flag laws are dangerous as they can prompt police action with little to no due process.

As a recent report out of FOX32, points out, nine states have passed laws over the past year allowing police or household members to seek court orders requiring people deemed threatening to temporarily surrender their guns, bringing the total to 14. Several more are likely to follow in the months ahead.

To show how willing these states are to use these laws, an unprecedented 1,700 orders to seize guns were issued in 2018, likely resulting in the confiscation of thousands of guns. What’s more, is the fact that this number is likely far greater because there is no requirement to report these numbers and this data doesn’t include California who has recently implemented some of the most draconian gun laws in the country.

To those who may be in favor of such laws, consider the following: There is no way to stop an estranged spouse from calling police repeatedly and telling them their ex is threatening to cause harm to others.

Anyone, any time, now has the ability to claim someone else is a threat and have police take their guns. One does not need to delve into the multiple ‘what if’ scenarios to see what sort of ominous implications arise from such a practice. Luckily, some states have put in checks that require further investigation before police go in to take someone’s guns.

Although it is not perfect, an example of one of these red flag laws with a system of checks is in Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed laws last year authorizing judges to take weapons away from people facing problems that make them dangerous to themselves or others. However, the person making the claim has 14 days to produce “clear and convincing” evidence that the person in question is potentially dangerous and should have weapons taken from him or her for up to six months.

Although the ostensible intention of these recently passed laws is to stop a future tragedy, it is important to point out that there were already laws on the books that should’ve stopped Nikolas Cruz from ever getting a gun. But none of them worked.

Citing Cruz as the reason for advocating the erosion of the 2nd Amendment, the anti-gun activists are claiming he should’ve had his guns taken which would have prevented the tragedy. Sadly, however, they are ignoring the fact that he was accused of multiple feloniesand should’ve never been able to purchase a gun in the first place—but law enforcement failed to act on any of it.

Also, in California, as TFTP reported in January, taking someone’s guns away does not prevent that person from illegally obtaining another firearm and using it to commit murder.

In January, a tragedy unfolded in California as a deranged gunman, Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, walked up on an innocent woman, officer Natalie Corona, pulled out his guns and began shooting her repeatedly until she died. Limbaugh then fired several more shots at others before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.

Limbaugh obtained the gun illegally because police had already taken his legal ones.

According to police, Limbaugh’s guns were confiscated last year likely related to the red flag law. In September, Limbaugh was charged with a felony count of battery with serious bodily injury. That charge stemmed from Limbaugh punching a co-worker, Gilbert Duane McCreath, while the two worked at the casino the night of Sept. 20, according to the Sacramento Bee.

After the charges, Limbaugh was given a high-risk assessment that determined the chance of him re-offending was low, but he was still ordered to turn in his registered weapons to police, the only one being a Bushmaster AR-15. On November 9, Limbaugh turned in the weapon.

Sadly, the laws designed to keep the guns out of the hands of bad people failed, and an innocent young woman was murdered.

The reactionary nature of disarming Americans because deranged psychopaths kill people is dangerous and only serves to keep the guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens as the above two cases illustrate. Moreover, deranged psychopaths don’t even need guns to cause mass death.

According to a 2015 study, even if all guns were removed from America, in a ten year period, 355 people still would’ve been murdered in mass killings. 

From 2006 to 2015, 140 people were murdered by arsonists in mass fires, 104 were stabbed in mass stabbings, and 92 people were beaten to death in mass killings. To reiterate, these are deaths in which four or more people were killed.

“People sufficiently enraged to commit such crimes may also be motivated to find other ways,” criminologist James Alan Fox of Northeastern University points out.

Luckily, Missouri politicians seem to grasp the notion that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. Now, if they could stop raiding cancer patients in the hospital for treating their illnesses with a plant, that would be another giant step forward.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project

New Zealand Police “Happened to Be in a Training Session” When Mosque Shooting Began

It took police officers in New Zealand 36 minutes to catch the terrorist who murdered 50 people in two Christchurch mosques last week. Dramatic footage shows that just two officers—only one of whom had a gun—apprehend the suspect after his bloody rampage. We are now learning that this response time would have been longer, but police happened to be conducting a drill nearby practicing for a similar attack.

In what can be described as an extremely strange “coincidence,” Chris Cahill, a detective inspector who is president of a local labor union for police officers, explained that officers were involved in a drill near the city center when the shooting broke out.

According to the NY Times, 

The police said a special armed tactical unit arrived at Al Noor Mosque four minutes after the first officers, or 10 minutes after the initial emergency call.

Mr. Cahill said it normally would have taken longer, with team members summoned to a police station to suit up. On Friday, though, they happened to be in a training session in the city center and wearing their gear, he said.

“Any police force in the world — to get to the scene in six minutes, a specialist team there in 10 — that would be a success,” Mr. Cahill said.

Police in New Zealand don’t typically carry firearms, much less dress in tactical gear, so officers holding a drill with all their tactical equipment and weapons at the ready was a helpful coincidence indeed.

For those who may be unaware, the significance of the drill is important due to the fact that most terror attacks in recent history have coincided with drills very similar to the actual terrorism that unfolds.

In November of 2015, during the tragic attacks on Paris, it was later reported that Paris-area emergency personnel and ambulance crews were taking part in a simulated emergency exercise on the very same day. The exact nature of the drill was a simulated mass shooting attack, according to Dr. Mathieu Raux, emergency room chief at the Pitié-Salpetrière hospital in Paris.

Also, during the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) was in the midst of a training exercise called Vigilant Guardian, which “coincidentally” simulated planes being hijacked by terrorists.

A story in Aviation Week made clear the connection between the 9/11 attacks and the NORAD drills taking place at virtually the same moment:

At 8:40 a.m. EDT, Tech. Sgt. Jeremy W. Powell of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (Norad) Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) in Rome, N.Y., took the first call from Boston Center. He notified NEADS commander Col. Robert K. Marr, Jr., of a possible hijacked airliner, American Airlines Flight 11.

“Part of the exercise?” the colonel wondered. No; this is a real-world event, he was told. Several days into a semiannual exercise known as Vigilant Guardian, NEADS was fully staffed, its key officers and enlisted supervisors already manning the operations center “battle cab.”

In retrospect, the exercise would prove to be a serendipitous enabler of a rapid military response to terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Senior officers involved in Vigilant Guardian were manning Norad command centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, available to make immediate decisions.

As if these two events weren’t a strange enough “coincidence,” the London subway attacks on 7/7 also encompassed drills happening only days prior to that terrorist attack.

A report by the Daily Mail stated:

Police completed a terror training exercise, which envisaged an attack on London’s transport network just days before the 7/7 atrocity, an inquest heard today.

During the ‘table top’ drill, officers were asked to respond to imaginary bombings at Waterloo, Embankment and St James’s Park Underground stations.
But there was absolutely no intelligence at the time to suggest such an attack was imminent, the hearing was told…

Christopher Coltart, barrister for some of the bereaved families, told the inquest the ‘Hanover’ exercise, which took place on July 1 and July 2 2005 and involved officers from the Met’s anti-terror branch, ‘had at its core, an attack on the Underground’.

Asked if it was simply a ‘coincidence’ that this took place just days before 7/7, Mr Allison replied: ‘That’s entirely correct.’

It seems odd that some of the most prolific terror attacks in recent history all share this common thread.

This tragic event in New Zealand is already being used to go after free speech and gun rights. The New Zealand government began arresting people for sharing the video of the shooter’s live stream as well as pushing new gun laws.

Another particularly strange coincidence is the fact that 30 survivors of the Parkland shooting traveled to Christchurch last July. The purpose of that trip, according to Sandi Davis, a sociology teacher at Stoneman Douglas, was a way to help the students cope with the tragedy they experienced and also as a way for them to learn how to sustain the anti-gun violence movement they had begun in the Parkland shooting’s aftermath.

The prevalence of terror drills, which mirror the actual terrorist attacks, being run in such close proximity to the actual events taking place begs the question of whether these drills mirroring actual events are truly just a “coincidence,” or are perhaps an indication of something much more sinister. Either way, this terrorist scumbag who murdered innocent people will have his plans of stoking hatred and divide come to fruition as the media and government play right into his plan.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project

Video Of Beating Of Naked Mentally Ill Woman In Hospital By Cop So Disturbing He Was Arrested & Charged With Multiple Crimes

Detroit, MI — An utterly shocking video—taken from inside a hospital—of a Detroit police officer savagely beating a naked mentally ill woman was so disturbing that Cpl. Dewayne Jones, 47, was charged with misconduct in office, along with misdemeanor assault and battery.

As TFTP reported at the time, the video was sent to local news station FOX 2 by a witness to the horrifying beating last August. What it shows is nothing short of barbarous abuse of a defenseless woman by a public servant.

“What’s disturbing to me, she had her back turned toward him and he kept striking,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.

The trial for Jones began last week and new video from hospital surveillance footage as well as body camera footage paints a disturbing image of a police officer who snapped when faced with a mentally ill woman.

“I punched her, like, eight or nine times,” Jones said on the body camera footage played in the courtroom on Friday. “We treated her good. We treated her with the utmost respect,” he said. “Then she spit on me. She spit on me.”

As the extremely graphic video shows, the woman was naked and swearing as several officers attempted to restrain her. When she yanks away from the cop, he begins pummeling her, repeatedly.

The woman who recorded the video told the courtroom that she was visiting a relative at the hospital. She said it was clear the woman was mentally unstable.

The woman who took the video also pointed out that there were enough officers to get the victim under control but this officer took to beating her anyway. The witness also pointed out that out of all of these officers, not a single one tried to stop the cop from repeatedly slamming his fists into the naked woman’s face.

“So many of them, they could have restrained her or tried to stop him. He was physically giving her blows to the face, to the body. The lady was screaming stop hitting her like that, don’t punch her like that,” the woman said.

According to the body camera footage, the woman, 29-year-old Shelby Smith was in an obvious state of mental distress when police found her walking naked down a neighborhood sidewalk.

In the video, Smith is seen standing on the street corner without any clothes. She says: “Sunday we’re going to tear that God d____ church up. I want to marry y’all. I love you so God d____ much. I done took my clothes off. Daddy, I love you so much.” Then she starts singing.

Craig explained that the woman was non-violent, not agitated, and entirely passive. Apparently, the woman was so calm that officers didn’t even feel the need to handcuff her. The lack of handcuffs was an apparent concern to Craig.

“We know from our training and experience anytime we transport someone, particularly if they are suffering from mental illness for their safety and for the officers’ safety and the community’s safety that we handcuff,” he said.

The responding officers gave Smith a robe and then transported her to the Detroit Receiving Hospital for evaluation.

According to Craig, when the Smith got to the hospital, she took off the robe, became agitated, and began fighting with staff. At this point, according to Craig, that’s when the officer began punching her.

Chief Craig noted that the officer’s punches were in accordance to the use of force at first. However, when the naked woman turned her back to the officer and he kept pummeling her, this was an issue.

“At that point, we have grave concerns for the officer’s actions,” he said.

Officers should not continue to use “hard hands” on someone who turns their back, Craig said. We tend to agree.

Despite the shocking footage in the video below, and in spite of the charges Jones is facing, the officer was reinstated to duty after the Detroit police commissions voted to overturn Craig’s decision to suspend him.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project

New Mexico: Policeman Runs Over Good Samaritan, Killing Her – Admits To Being On Phone, Then Lies About It

Plicatas, NM — A New Mexico family is seeking justice and attempting to expose a police officer’s deception after a beloved member of their family was run over and killed by a Sandoval County Sheriff’s deputy.

As part of a recent lawsuit, video from the aftermath of the horrific incident was just released and it catches the cop in a lie.

The incident took place in September 2017 as Sandoval County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Fields responded to a burglar alarm.

Linda Baragiola, who lives next door to the home the deputy was responding to, was on the alarm company’s list of people to call in case the alarm went off. So, being the good neighbor that she was, Baragiola made the short walk over to her neighbor’s house. Sadly, this would be the last walk of her life.

“Got a phone call from her neighbor, and from her neighbor’s alarm company, letting her know that the alarm was going off across the street from her house,” said the attorney representing the victim’s family, Cristy Carbon-Gaul.

When Baragiola went to talk to the deputies, however, deputy Fields came barreling down the driveway in reverse and ran her over, killing her.

“Deputy Fields was backing up his car in the driveway and he ran her over, killing her,” says Carbon-Gaul.

As the body camera footage from one of the deputies shows, Fields admitted to being distracted—being on the phone, while driving.

“Dude, I was on the phone. I was backing up and they were dispatching me to another call,” he said as Baragiola lay under his truck, bleeding out.

However, a few days later when Fields was part of an official investigation conducted by the New Mexico State Police, his story changed. That was also captured on video.

“At that time, I put my phone down. I grabbed my radio and I check my mirrors, put it in reverse, check my mirrors. Check my rear view mirrors and then I turn around. I always do that,” he said completely contradicting himself from three days earlier.

Had the deputy done what he described above, however, he would have seen Baragiola in the middle of the driveway and she’d be alive today.

Now, Carbon-Gaul is calling him out.

“How he could have been driving backwards for at least 50 feet and not seen a woman who was in the middle of a driveway? It’s a long drive,” she says.

Carbon-Gaul is now suing the department to seek justice for the family. Sadly, however, no amount of money or verdict will ever bring back Baragiola who spent her last moments alive knowing that she’d been killed by a man whose ostensible job is to protect her.

Despite being caught on video telling two different stories about what happened that fateful day, Fields remains on duty and will likely face no consequences. The taxpayers, on the other hand, likely won’t be so lucky.

“Transparency and honesty is the most important thing,” said Carbon-Gaul. Indeed.

Police officers running over innocent people is sadly not uncommon.

As TFTP previously reported, Lindsey Gordon, 24, was laying out, sunbathing on the beach when an out of control cop in his police cruiser came barreling through the sand and ran her over.

Gordon, who merely wanted to catch some sun with her friend, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition with a shattered pelvis and internal bleeding.

In Franklin Township, New Jersey, a 10-year-old boy was struck and killed by a speeding police vehicle as he walked to his friend’s house for a sleepover.   The officer was reportedly responding to a call and did not have his lights on when he hit the boy in front of the child’s two young friends.

In Miami, Florida, parents were horrified after watching a police cruiser run over a 6-year-old boy who was playing in his neighborhood.

According to a San Francisco Police Department news release, officer Christopher Kohrs rammed his Dodge Charger into two men who were crossing near Broadway and Montgomery streets in the city’s North Beach neighborhood.

Instead of stopping and rendering aid to the two people he just ran over, police say that Kohrs ditched the car and ran from the scene around 2:20 a.m. Having the unmistakable face of ‘Hot Cop’ made Kohrs readily identifiable and he was arrested later that day on two counts of felony hit-and-run.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project

No Charges for Cops Who Killed 6-Year-Old Boy While Trying to Kill an Unarmed Woman

Bexar County, TX — In December 2017, the Free Thought Project reported on the tragic death of 6-year-old Kameron Prescott whose life was stolen from him when police opened fire on an unarmed woman suspected of stealing a car. In June, the mother of the little boy who was gunned down by police found out that the cops who killed her son all went back to work. And this week, the family has found out that none of the officers responsible for the death of her son will face charges.

Last year, the Bexar County District Attorney provided the department with clearance letters, allowing the deputies to report to full duty after being on administrative leave during the investigation. After a six month paid vacation for killing a child, the cops went back to work.

Now, a Bexar County grand jury decided that all the officers involved in the boy’s death will face no charges.

“I respect and agree with the decision of the grand jury in this case,” Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said in an emailed statement Wednesday.

“I’m livid,” said Rubi Prescott, Kameron’s mother.

In December, the incident received widespread coverage as the mainstream media reported that Kameron was hit with a “stray bullet.” However, this bullet was anything but “stray.” The shot that killed young Kameron was deliberately fired at an unarmed woman.

The officers’ guns did not accidentally go off. Deputies John Aguillon, George Herrera, Jesse Arias and Johnny Longoria all deliberately shot at an unarmed woman, and their fear, poor judgment, and carelessness led to the death of an innocent child.

For over a year, the family has been asking for justice to be served. And now, it looks like that will never come.

Adding insult to death, Rubi had to find out in the media that the cops who killed her son when they shot and killed an unarmed woman, would be returning to work.

“I just wish they would’ve had compassion, that they would’ve had the courtesy to tell me what is going on before they told the rest of the world. I gave birth to my child you would think that I’d be able to get told something like this first before the media or anyone else,” Prescott said last year.

Although Kameron didn’t live in the home in which he was gunned down by police, it was his father’s house and he was visiting him after getting out of school early on that fateful Thursday for Christmas break.

“He was saying to his grandpa that he didn’t want to be there,” his uncle said at the time. “All day, he was saying he didn’t have a good feeling. He was telling his dad he wanted to call his mom and didn’t want to be there. He just kind of knew it wasn’t going to be a good day.”

“If it is the police, we hope that you hold your people accountable,” Gonzales said. “I am sorry that it comes to this, but y’all are people just like us at the end of the day. Y’all deserve to be held accountable. It is a Constitutional right. Y’all just killed a little boy, it was y’all. There’s no weapon, so it wasn’t that lady.”

Had a regular citizen opened fire on an unarmed woman and killed an innocent child in the process, rest assured that they would be sitting in a jail cell right this moment. However, because the people who killed this unarmed woman and child are police officers, there will be no #JusticeForKameron.

Naturally, the sheriff’s department claimed the officers acted appropriately—by opening fire on an unarmed woman—and killing her and a child in the process. They are claiming to have seen the now deceased suspect—30-year-old Amanda Jones—carrying a pistol prior to finding her breaking into Kameron’s father’s house. However, no such pistol was found.

“In my opinion, it’s a tragic accident that led to the death of this young man,” Sheriff Javier Salazar said at a news conference at the time. “But again preliminarily it appears that policies and procedures (on use of force) were complied with.”

According to Salazar, it is apparently proper procedure to open fire on an unarmed woman as she flees police and not care about the mobile home behind her in a neighborhood full of children out for Christmas break.

Although they didn’t originally report it, police then claimed that Jones was holding an 8-inch “dark pipe,” which caused the multiple armed officers to all open fire on her with complete disregard for everyone’s life who happened to be near her—including 6-year-old Kameron Prescott.

The officers were wearing body cameras showing the shooting, but the department refuses to publicly release the footage.

The officers returning to work after killing a little boy should come as no surprise especially given the fact that there were 20 Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies arrested in 2018 for misconduct. One of those deputies was Jose Nunez, whose arrest on charges of child sex assault shocked the nation. The 10-year veteran is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening to have her mother, who is undocumented, deported if authorities learned of the abuse.

Kameron Prescott was the 1,152nd person to be killed by police in 2017. He was also the youngest.

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Police Finally Test Old Rape Kits and 1,000 Rapists—Who’ve Been Walking Free—Were Arrested

In the land of the free, those tasked with ‘protecting’ society — often and with extreme prejudice — fall far short of providing anything resembling actual safety. Instead, law enforcement in America often chooses profit over people. One particularly egregious example of this choice is the fact that tens of thousands of raids on people for suspected illegal substances take place every year, while hundreds of thousands of rape kits collect dust in police departments across the country.

If you were murdered today, there’s only a 60% chance of police catching the person who did it. That number drops to 3% if you’re raped. 50 years ago, that number was much higher. What happened?

The answer to that question can be found by looking at where police allocate much of their time and resources.

Civil asset forfeiture pays. Busting low-level drug dealers by the dozen and confiscating their drugs, guns, cars, houses, and money pays. Writing tickets for victimless crime pays. Pulling you over for window tint, seat belts, arbitrary traveling speeds, and expired license plates; these are the things that pay—not solving crimes.

In criminal justice, clearance rates are used as a measure of crimes solved by the police. The clearance rate is calculated by dividing the number of crimes that are “cleared” (a charge being laid) by the total number of crimes recorded.

In the United States, the murder clearance rate in 1965 was more than 90 percent. Since the inception of the war on drugs, the murder clearance rate has plummeted to an average of less than 65 percent per year.

This decline is in spite of there being far fewer murders. It is also in spite of new technological developments to help police solve crimes, like DNA testing, advanced forensic labs, and unethical spying devices like the stingray.

Despite the near complete erosion of the constitutional protections against unlawful search and seizure, the clearance rate for murder continued its free fall. This highlights the fact that no matter how many rights are given up or freedoms diminished, police cannot guarantee your safety.

While police are failing to investigate murders, the rate at which they are ignoring rape is nothing short of criminal.

Every 98 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. 

According to the Department of Justice, there are hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits collecting dust in police evidence rooms nationwide, and many other estimates suggest that this number could be as high as one million.

As a result of this horrific negligence, roughly 3% of rape cases in America are actually solved. This is in spite of the fact that many rape kits have a high chance of leading to an arrest since most rapists are career criminals who have their DNA on file.

In some cases, the victims even know who their attackers were, but they can not prosecute these criminals because the evidence has yet to be processed by police.

Arresting rapists and murderers simply falls short in the two areas police are worried about—revenue collection and keeping their inflated drug war budgets flowing.

However, because the people have had enough of these crimes being ignored, lawmakers across the country have set out to shift the paradigm—and it is working.

New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance has helped to allocate $38 million in funding to help 20 states process previously untested rape kits.

As a result of this movement, according to law enforcement officials, more than 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions have been made from testing the backlog of kits going back months, years and, in some cases, decades.

“Testing every rape kit is our best practice and our moral imperative – both to ensure survivors receive the support and action they deserve and to ensure that these backlogs never happen again,” Vance said Tuesday at a news conference announcing the program’s success.

More than 55,000 rape kits that have languished over time have been tested and the backlogs in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oregon have been eliminated or nearly eliminated, he said, according to FOX.

According to the AP, the Justice Department has also allocated $154 million to help in clearing the backlog of kits as well.

One case, in particular, has garnered nationwide attention as a serial rapist, who has preyed on countless victims, has been arrested.

Nathan Loebe had been raping women for years and walking free because police refused to test any of his victims’ rape kits. When Tuscon police finally went back over 1,400 rape kits, they tied Loebe to more than a dozen victims.

“Tucson Police initiated a full-scale investigation into these assaults and discovered that, for years, Nathan Loebe had impersonated Brian Bonsall, an actor on the popular sitcom Family Ties, to assault women he met on online dating sites,” Tuson’s DA said.

One of Loebe’s victims, speaking at the news conference Tuesday, said having her kit “finally tested was a catalyst for hope,” according to ABC News.

In February, this serial rapist and violent criminal was taken off the streets and found guilty in Arizona of 12 counts of sexual assault, five counts of kidnapping, three counts of stalking, and one count of attempted sexual assault.

The hundreds of convictions mentioned above illustrate what happens when police go after actual criminals instead of people who choose to partake in substances deemed illegal by the state. Sadly, however, it has taken hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives for police to finally prosecute these actual criminals. For now, however, at least some victims are finally seeing justice.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project

Federal Judge Bans Healthy Children from School for Being Unvaccinated

Despite being entirely healthy, a federal judge handed down a decision this week that denied healthy children entry into school based on the sole factor of being unvaccinated. The judge cited an “unprecedented measles outbreak” for his decision to ban unvaccinated children from school.

“The plaintiffs have not demonstrated that public interest weighs in favor of granting an injunction,” U.S. District Court Judge Vincent Briccetti said in federal court this week.

After the judge’s ruling in the courtroom, parents of the children—who are now being treated as 21st century lepers—embraced each other in disappointment and shame.

“Preventing my child from being with his class, his teacher, his classroom, has had a significant social and psychological impact,” said a parent of a 4-year old preschooler who declined to give her name. “He is confused, given his young age, about why he isn’t allowed on his campus,” she said, her voice wavering, according to lohud.com.

The judge’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by the families of 44 children who have been banned from school because they have chosen to remain unvaccinated. The lawsuit argues that Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert’s order violates the families’ religious objections to vaccinations and is unnecessary because the cases have been largely confined to insular Hasidic Jewish communities.

The lawsuit showed that not a single case of measles has been reported among any of the Chestnut Ridge school’s “excluded children,” their families, or the Fellowship Community that surrounds it. Despite this fact, the unvaccinated children are still barred from attending school.

As of March 7, there have only been 228 cases of measles in the entire United States illustrating that this “epidemic” really only exists in the media.

What’s more, most people who get the measles make a full recovery within a week or so. Although some studies do link unvaccinated people to measles cases, according to multiple other studies, the MMR vaccine is likely worse than getting measles.

In 2017, the Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) reported in the British Medical Journal that every year, approximately 5,700 U.S. children suffer from seizures as a direct result of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

“In the United States, measles is generally a benign, short-term viral infection; 99.99% of measles cases fully recover,” said Dr. Shira Miller, PIC president and founder. “As it has not been proven that the MMR vaccine is safer than measles, there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate that mandatory measles mass vaccination results in a net public health benefit in the United States.”

While there is a risk of seizure from contracting measles, according to the data, the risk of developing seizures from the vaccine to combat measles is five times higher. 

What’s more, the seizures from the MMR vaccine are far worse, according to the study, and can cause permanent harm.

“For example, 5% of febrile seizures result in epilepsy, a chronic brain disorder that leads to recurring seizures. Annually, about 300 MMR-vaccine seizures (5% of 5,700) will lead to epilepsy,” PIC points out.

By the pro-forced vaccination crowd’s logic, we should simply sacrifice hundreds of children a year to achieve an unproven theory of herd immunity. That is, of course, until it’s their child who is left permanently disabled by the vaccine.

On a daily basis, we are seeing media outlets dehumanizing, degrading, and even calling for the silencing of those who are pro-vaccine safety or choose religious exemptions. Using this fake epidemic as an impetus for pushing legislation, 100 bills have been filed in 30 different states proposing to expand, restrict or eliminate vaccine informed consent rights. And now, as the above ruling illustrates, legislation is no longer necessary and children can be denied entry into schools based on a single judge’s ruling—a slippery slope indeed.

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Grand Jury Filing Over Use of Explosives on 9/11 ‘Names Names’ of Who May Have Blown Up Towers

As TFTP reported, a monumental step forward in the relentless pursuit of 9/11 truth took place in December when a United States Attorney agreed to comply with federal law requiring submission to a Special Grand Jury of evidence that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Centers. Now, the group behind the submission, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, announced the filing of a “petition supplement” naming persons who may have information related to the use of said explosives.

According to Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the 33-page document contains 15 different categories of persons who may have information material to the investigation, including contractors and security companies that had access to the WTC Towers before 9/11, persons and entities who benefited financially from the WTC demolitions, and persons arrested after being observed celebrating the WTC attacks.

names-redacted version of the petition supplement, which was filed with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York on February 14, 2019, has been made available to the public. The un-redacted version filed with the U.S. Attorney today will remain undisclosed in the interest of maintaining the secrecy, security, and integrity of the grand jury proceeding.

As TFTP reported in December, for the first time since 9/11 the federal government is taking steps to prosecute the use of explosives to destroy the world trade centers.

The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry successfully submitted a petition to the federal government demanding that the U.S. Attorney present to a Special Grand Jury extensive evidence of yet-to-be-prosecuted federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center Towers on 9/11 (WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7).

After waiting months for the reply, the U.S. Attorney responded in a letter, noting that they will comply with the law.

“We have received and reviewed The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc.’s submissions of April 10 and July 30, 2018. We will comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3332 as they relate to your submissions,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman stated.

According to the petition, dozens of exhibits were presented as evidence that explosives were, in fact, used to destroy all three world trade centers.

The Lawyers’ Committee’s April 10th 52-page original Petition was accompanied by 57 exhibits and presented extensive evidence that explosives were used to destroy three WTC Towers on 9/11. That evidence included independent scientific laboratory analysis of WTC dust samples showing the presence of high-tech explosives and/or incendiaries; numerous first-hand reports by First Responders of seeing and hearing explosions at the World Trade Center on 9/11; expert analysis of seismic evidence that explosions occurred at the WTC towers on 9/11 both prior to the airplane impacts and prior to the building collapses; and expert analysis and testimony by architects, engineers, and scientists concluding that the rapid onset symmetrical near-free-fall acceleration collapse of these three WTC high rise buildings on 9/11 exhibited the key characteristics of controlled demolition. The July 30th Amended Petition included the same evidence but also addressed several additional federal crimes beyond the federal bombing crime addressed in the original Petition.

The Lawyers’ Committee concluded in the petitions that explosive and incendiary devices that had been preplaced at the WTC were detonated causing the complete collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 on 9/11, and the resulting tragic loss of life, and that “the evidence permits no other conclusion — as a matter of science, as a matter of logic, and as a matter of law.”

“This Petition Supplement is intended to assist the Special Grand Jury by providing a roadmap for a meaningful investigation into the yet-to-be-prosecuted 9/11 WTC crimes that the Lawyers’ Committee has reported and documented in our Petitions,” Attorney David Meiswinkle, President of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Board of Directors, said.

Finally, after nearly two decades of ridicule, dismissal, and outright intolerance of information contrary to the “official story” of what happened on 9/11, the public may finally learn the truth of what happened and who was behind it.

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No Charges for Cop Who Punched Autistic Boy in the Face, Smashed His Head into a Wall Repeatedly

Amesbury, MA — As TFTP reported, an Amesbury police officer was arrested last year and charged with crimes related to the alleged beating of a 14-year-old autistic boy. Despite the heinous nature of the crime and violations since, it was announced this week that the officer will not be charged with a crime.

According to the Essex District Attorney’s Office, officer Larry Bybee arrested in June of 2018 and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a child—his own son. The court issued a restraining order against Bybee and he was ordered to stay away from his children, alcohol, and drugs during his arraignment. But he did not.

After he was released on his own recognizance, Bybee was again taken into custody after he was caught drinking alcohol, a violation of his conditions of release.

When Bybee went back to court this week, he even admitted that a judge or jury could find him guilty of the charges. But the court continued the case for two more years—likely due to his status as a cop. Under the conditions of the continuance, all charges will be dropped in two years.

As the Newbury Port News reports, outside the courtroom, Bybee’s attorney, Gerry LaFlamme, said his client agreed to a plea deal to spare his family from potentially testifying during trial and to avoid a felony on his record.

“A fair resolution and hopefully he can move on,” LaFlamme said. Must be nice.

LaFlamme also noted that Bybee remains a member of the Amesbury police department.

According to NBC10, court documents show the alleged incident happened at Bybee’s home in Amesbury on June 13, 2018. It was reported to the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families the following day since Bybee’s son lives in New Hampshire half of the time with Bybee’s ex-wife.

NBC10 Boston reportedly reached the boy’s mother by phone at the time. She said she’s “at a loss for words” over the incident.

According to court documents, Bybee punched his autistic son in the nose so hard, it gave him a bloody nose. He then followed his son to the bathroom as he tried to get away and then smashed his head into the wall three times.

Bybee’s son told investigators that the incident was sparked over an issue with a milk container. According to his son, Bybee made fun of his son’s speech impediment and verbally abused him as well, calling him derogatory names.

According to state police documents, Bybee’s son told police his father “scolded and mocked” him before punching him in the face and giving him a bloody nose.

The boy’s story was corroborated by his younger sister, who told police she witnessed the attack and could tell her father was drunk. The boy also reported the incidents to a DCYF representative at his high school, according to the Newbury Port News.

The assault was originally reported by a family member who witnessed the abuse.  Amesbury police Chief William Scholtz said that upon receiving the report, he immediately contacted state police detectives with the DA’s office.

On June 14, 2018, Bybee was placed on paid administrative leave. He has been currently enjoying a taxpayer funded vacation since.

Scholtz told reporters that he was surprised by the allegations at the time. “At the same time, we take the allegations seriously and those are the actions we took,” Scholtz said.

What’s more ominous is the fact that Bybee was a school resource officer from 2014 to 2017 when he quit in 2017 for unknown reasons. If he is willing to do this to his own son, imagine how many other potential victims there may be.

According to Scholz, however, Bybee’s decision to quit being a school resource officer last year had nothing to do with the charges he faces today.

“How can I trust him to protect our children when he’s accused of something like that?” asked Bybee’s neighbor, Rose Elyse.

Indeed.

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Feds to Unseal Epstein Documents Revealing Scope of Billionaire’s International Child Sex Trafficking Ring

On Monday, a Manhattan appeals court gave billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s former alleged partner in crime, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, until March 19 to establish good cause as to why documents detailing the scope and size of their international child sex trafficking operation should remain sealed. Failing to do so would mean these documents will be made public.

“We’re grateful that the court ruled the summary judgment papers are open and they are moving to expedite having them unsealed,’’ said Sanford Bohrer, the attorney representing the Miami Herald. “This is very unusual for a court to do this.”

The Herald reports that the appeal is supported by 32 other media companies, including the New York Times and Washington Post.

According to the court, after the case was quietly settled in 2017, and the victims all effectively silenced, more than 1,000 documents were sealed. Maxwell, who is the daughter of disgraced media mogul and former owner of the NY Daily News, is the sole party attempting to keep the documents sealed. 

It is a well-reported fact that Maxwell would meet the young girl—who would soon become the first victim of the child sex trafficking ring—at Trump’s famous Mar-a-Lago resort. Maxwell was sued after accusing this victim of being a liar, and she lost.

As the Miami Herald reports:

In the appeals court case in New York, the sealed documents stem from a 2017 civil case related to when Epstein associate Maxwell was sued for slander for calling Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s accusers, a liar. Giuffre, then 16, said she was working at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort when she was approached by Maxwell about becoming a masseuse for the hedge fund manager. That soon evolved into a sexual pyramid scheme. Epstein paid local girls $200 to give him massages. He offered the same amount if they’d recruit other girls. The massages would turn into sex. The feds were looking into allegations that girls were trafficked across state lines and even internationally when the investigation was closed.

Giuffree won the case, proved she wasn’t lying, and Maxwell was forced to pay her millions.

“Ghislaine would take me to dress up to surprise J.E., or Jeffrey would ask me to get dressed up. That would include wearing a tiny little skirt with nothing underneath, a white-collared shirt that you would be wearing to school with a tie in it, tied up in a bow, my hair in pigtails, stockings on up to my knees, and I would go in there and act like a kid and we’d do role-playing,” a transcript of victim Giuffre’s testimony read.

Even after the couple stopped dating, Maxwell was alleged to have continued her job in procuring underage girls for Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.

Although Maxwell denies these allegations, supporting evidence uncovered by years of independent investigation paint a deeply disturbing picture in which she was the madame and “sex slave” procurer for Epstein’s disgusting elite club for pedophiles.

This is the second major ruling in the Epstein case in only a few weeks. As TFTP reported last month, a federal judge made a bombshell ruling which stated that the prosecutors who worked under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta—now Trump’s Labor Secretary—broke the law when handling the case of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

According to the ruling, the prosecutors acted illegally when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by the New York hedge fund manager.

“The government aligned themselves with Epstein, working against his victims, for 11 years,’’ Brad Edwards, who represents Courtney Wild — Jane Doe No. 1 in the case — said. “Yes, this is a huge victory, but to make his victims suffer for 11 years, this should not have happened. Instead of admitting what they did, and doing the right thing, they spent 11 years fighting these girls.’’

As TFTP has reported, Epstein is a convicted child molester and sexually abused no less than 40 underage girls. Despite this fact, Acosta protected him while serving as a U.S. Attorney in Florida.

Instead of going to prison for life, as he should’ve considering the evidence against him, Epstein only got 13 months and was allowed to stay in the Palm Beach County Jail in his own private cell where he was allowed to leave the jail for 12 hours a day for “work release.” Epstein was forced to register as a sex offender for life, but with his money and his connections, he doesn’t seem too bothered. He currently resides on his private island in the Virgin Islands.

If the unsealed documents reveal more unspeakable crimes against young girls, TFTP feels that Acosta should resign and immediately become the subject of a criminal investigation. A subsequent criminal investigation should then span out into ever alleged suspect mentioned in these 1,000 documents.

Article posted with permission from Matt Agorist

New York: Rape Charges Dropped Against Cops Who Admitted to Sex With Teen They Kidnapped

New York, NY — It has been over a year since then 18-year-old Anna Chambers accused two on-duty NYPD officers of raping her in the back of a police van on the night of September 15th, 2017. As emphatically as she claims she was raped and did not consent to having sex with two police officers, she asserts not only have the police continued to attempt to intimidate her but the very justice system she looked to for help was set up to help the alleged rapists. Now, her claims have been proven correct.

Both of the officers, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall had faced up to 25 years in prison on the original rape and kidnapping charges, But this week, they had all those charges dropped. Because the system is set up in a way to protect predator police officers, the charges have been reduced to bribery and official misconduct. They have both since been released on their own recognizance.

“It’s just outrageous,” said Chambers’ lawyer, Michael David. “It was a clear-cut case. She was kidnapped. There was DNA evidence,” he said.

After Chambers’ case garnered national attention, New York lawmakers were forced to pass a bill last year banning cops from having sex with people they arrest. Up until last April, cops in New York could have sex with people in custody, so long as they claimed it was consensual. And that’s exactly what happened in this case.

Both officers kidnapped Chambers in 2017 for allegedly possessing marijuana. The cops conveniently let all of her friends go, and kept only the tiny teen girl.

As TFTP reported, Chambers used social media to voice her outcry for justice. She stated she was never actually arrested, just dropped off near the police station after she says Hall and Martins had their way with her, both men raping her while she was still in handcuffs.

Her friends were also told she was being arrested and could be picked up at the NYPD station. They were also allegedly told not to follow the van, a possible indication they had planned the rape beforehand.

After she was raped in the police van and went to the hospital afterward, nine cops allegedly showed up to harass and threaten her.

“They came with nine cops to intimidate her and her mom, to discourage them from coming forward and reporting the rape and sex assault,” attorney Michael David, told The Post.

The officers accused Chambers of making a false report, and suggested that she had made accusations against cops in the past, which she has not.

“Anna said [the officer] was trying to manipulate a rubber band over his name tag, so she couldn’t see who it was,” David said.

“He kept saying to Anna and her mom, ‘How do you know they were real cops?’ ” David said.

“You don’t know what you’re talking about. Your daughter doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” the officer allegedly said.

The harassment expanded later as Corey Guskin, 59, who works for the city, was captured on video harassing the teen over the incident. Because it was caught on video, he was officially charged.

The law cops were using to protect themselves from Anna’s testimony happens to exist in 34 other states as well where police officers can claim sex with someone they have taken into custody was consensual. Buzzfeed News described the previous situation in New York:

It was one of 35 states where armed law enforcement officers can evade sexual assault charges by claiming that such an encounter — from groping to intercourse — was consensual.

The fact that this was legal at all speaks to the nature of the sadistic above the law attitudes of police officers.

While the same standard passed in this bill already existed in jails and police stations, before its passage, police could rape someone in their custody, claim it was consensual and then get off with a slap on the wrist misconduct charge instead of felony rape—which happens to be the case with Chambers’ attackers.

As Chambers’ lawyer said on Wednesday, “You can’t have consent, when you have two cops on duty. These are two cops over six feet, over two hundred pounds.”

“She is 5-foot-2, 90 pounds,” he added of Chambers, who did not attend Wednesday’s court hearing, according to the NY Post.

“They have guns, they have handcuffs. You can’t have consent under those circumstances.”

We agree. When armed individuals chain a person’s hands and kidnap them, there is no reasonable manner in which that person could consent to having sex. Even if there was no struggle and the arrested person goes along with police demands, when you are under duress and kidnapped against your will, there is no consenting.  

As Buzzfeed reported at the time, in a sample of 158 police officers who’ve been charged with sexual assault, sexual battery, or unlawful sexual contact with somebody under their control, at least 26 have been acquitted or had charges dropped based on the consent defense, according to a Buzzfeed review of a Buffalo News database of more than 700 law enforcement officers accused of sexual misconduct.

These numbers are indeed startling.

“Cultural shifts happen, but what we need to see is a policy shift,” said Terra Burns, an advocate in Alaska who has worked to expand police sexual assault laws. “There’s a long-entrenched history of institutionalized rape culture that has to change.”

Indeed, one need only browse through our archives to see the brutal reality that is police sexual misconduct. Arguably, the reason it is so pervasive is the fact that, like these two NYPD cops illustrate, they can get away with it with little to no consequences.

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Texas: Cop’s Son Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man in Broad Daylight, On Video—NO CHARGES (Video)

Killeen, TX — Disturbing video of a murder in Killeen, Texas was published in 2017 by the Free Thought Project of a man being murdered in broad daylight. The Free Thought Project reported on this video to help seek justice for Curtis E. Shelley after police refused to arrest his killer. Now, after a year of inaction, we learned that the killer—who is the son of a Killeen police officer—will have no charges filed against him.

The Bell County Grand Jury met Wednesday and no charges were returned in the killing of Shelley. Naturally, the Shelley family was devastated and were quick to claim that the suspect got away with murder because he’s the son of a cop.

As KCEN reports, they said the aftermath of the shooting has torn the family apart and they do not have closure or feel like justice was served. They also said they’re upset that the person they believe shot Shelley has still not been named as the suspect.

Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza released the following statement after the no bill was returned:

On November 12, 2017, the Killeen Police Department began an investigation concerning the death of Curtis Shelly.  As a result of the subject of the investigation being related to an active officer with the Killeen Police Department, Police Chief Kimble requested the Texas Rangers to handle the investigation.

Toward the end of 2018 the investigation was completed by the Texas Rangers and due to other work that was scheduled before the grand jury the investigation could not be presented before their term expired.

Today, (Wednesday) The Bell County Grand Jury was presented the completed investigation of the Texas Rangers and after due deliberation by the Bell County Grand Jury they decided not to return an indictment in connection with the death of Curtis Shelly.

In any other case involving the shooting death of an unarmed person, rest assured that the public would be, at the very least, given the shooter’s name. However, this case was tainted from the start. Despite video showing the shooting of an unarmed man, no arrests and no charges were ever made and his name was never released.

As we reported at the time, an anonymous source told the Free Thought Project that the shooter in the video below is the son of a KPD officer. The victim’s grandmother confirmed this as well. And only after we reported it did the Texas Rangers announce this connection.

Police officials said the Texas Rangers were invited to assist in the investigation into the death of Curtis E. Shelley after the alleged shooter’s connection to a department employee was discovered.

As KCEN reported at the time, on Sunday, Nov. 12, officers were dispatched to the scene around 2:10 p.m. They found Shelley on the ground in the 1000 block of Cedar Drive with a gunshot wound. Officers said they performed life-saving measures until paramedics arrived, but Shelley did not survive.

The investigation determined that “the victim and suspect” were involved in an ongoing dispute, according to the Killeen Police Department. The shooter was reportedly Shelly’s neighbor.

According to Shelley’s family, Shelley was walking home when he got into an argument with his neighbor over Shelley’s family dog. The family claims Shelley’s neighbor stabbed the dog a few weeks earlier.

As the video shows, the two men were engaged in an obvious dispute with the shooter training the gun on Shelley the entire time. As the situation appears to calm down, Shelley walks backward and the shooter has the chance to leave the scene. However, the shooter chooses not to leave and with no warning and without Shelly lunging or otherwise posing any threat, the man fired the shotgun.

The single shot dropped Shelley immediately and he died shortly after.

At the time, legal experts noted that it would be difficult for the shooting to be justified. However, it was and now a family has to live with the fact that their neighbor—a son of a police officer—killed their beloved family member and no justice will be served.

As TFTP reported at the time, the shooter wasn’t even brought in for questioning for several days after he killed a man. He was allowed to leave the scene after police arrived and nothing ever came of it.

When watching the video below, ask yourself what possible reason would deter police from going to the shooter’s house and immediately arresting him.

Below is the raw video of the shooting. Warning, it is disturbing.

Below is the local news coverage of the grand jury decision.

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Good Cop Retaliated Against for Refusing to Cover Up Shooting of Innocent Autistic Teen

Chicago, IL — In 2015, the Free Thought Project brought you the exclusive story of the whistleblower Chicago Police officer, Shannon Spalding who was retaliated against by her fellow cops for exposing corruption. Spalding and her partner Daniel Echeverria uncovered a massive level of corruption in their department, leading to the arrest of other officers. Being good cops got them threatened with “going home in a casket.” Despite this case getting national attention, the Chicago police department appears to be behaving in the same manner once more.

“It’s no secret that if you go against the code of silence, and you report corruption, it will ruin your career,” Spalding said. And as the following case illustrates, she is right.

Sgt. Isaac Lambert is the latest victim of his fellow Chicago officers retaliating against him for refusing to cover up the shooting of 18-year-old Ricardo Hayes in 2017.

Lambert filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city Monday because of the way he’s been treated for being honest and courageous.

On Aug. 13, 2017, Hayes was shot by off-duty police Sgt. Khalil Muhammad. In the 911 recording, Muhammad can be heard telling the dispatcher that “the guy pulled, like he was about to pull a gun on me, walked up to the car and I had to shoot.”

But this was a lie. Hayes had no such gun and surveillance footage showed he was running away and Muhammad fired out of his window in a drive-by fashion.

As TFTP reported at the time, Hayes, who has autism, had somehow gotten out of his house that night and was lost. However, because he had the mental capacity of a child, his behavior seemed odd to the untrained officer.

As the video shows, Hayes stops in front of a home and stands there for a minute as
Muhammad approaches him in his unmarked personal vehicle. When Hayes begins to slowly move again, Muhammad opens fire from inside his truck and tries to kill the boy.

“Ricky wasn’t doing anything wrong. He wasn’t breaking any laws. He wasn’t armed. He didn’t initiate contact with this officer,” said Gabriel Hardy, attorney for Ricky Hayes.

In his lawsuit, Lambert claims “the video reveals that the shooting was not justified and that [Hayes] never did anything to threaten Muhammad or give him any reason to shoot.”

He’s right.

Hayes attempted to tell his supervisors that Muhammad was unjustified in the shooting, but they are all corrupt and were hellbent on covering it up.

According to his lawsuit, “efforts were made by high-ranking officials in the Chicago Police Department to mischaracterize the findings of the investigation and change some of the conclusions.” 

“The effort was made to make the shooting of Ricardo Hayes by Khalil Muhammad appear to be justified, when in fact it was not,” the lawsuit reads.

For doing the right thing and choosing not to go along with a cover up, Lambert says he was demoted from the detective division and placed on patrol.

The Hamilton lawsuit is now suing the department on behalf of Lambert. This is the same law office who represented Lorenzo Davis—who was also retaliated against because he exposed too many killer cops.

As TFTP previously reported, the Chicago PD is the same department who has paid out many millions of taxpayer dollars in wrongful death suits for killing unarmed person after unarmed person. Despite the cops being found “guilty” in civil courts, only 2, in the last eight years were ever held accountable legally—out of 400 shootings.

Davis and Lambert tried to change that paradigm but they were snubbed out.

During his time at the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA)—which is comprised mostly of former cops—Davis found six officers who shot people and were not justified.

“They have shot people dead when they did not have to shoot,” Davis said about those officers. “They were not in reasonable fear for their lives. The evidence shows that the officer knew, or should have known, that the person who they shot was not armed or did not pose a threat to them or could have been apprehended by means short of deadly force.”

Because he did not continue the status quo of rubber stamping every single police killing that came across his desk, Davis was retaliated against.

“Things began to turn sour, I would say, within the last year,” Davis said at the time. “Chief Administrator Ando began to say that he wanted me to change my findings.”

According to Davis, he was told to reverse his findings and declare the six cases he found to be unjustified, justified. However, he resisted, and on July 9, 2015, Davis was fired.

Unfortunately, this type of response to good cops, who try to call out corruption in their department is the rule, not the exception.

Previously, the Free Thought Project brought you the story of Laura Schook, who tried to call out corruption in her department. Naturally, they tried to run her through the mud and fire her.

Also, we broke the story of a cop in Buffalo, NY who was beaten and fired after she stopped a fellow cop from nearly killing a handcuffed man.

In Kentucky, a sheriff’s deputy was fired for “insubordination” after pointing out that the sheriff had planted drugs in another deputy’s car. Even though the sheriff was indicted, the deputy was still fired.

In September 2015, we exposed the Baltimore police department’s attempt to intimidate a whistleblower officer. Detective Joe Crystal became a target of intimidation for his entire department after testifying against other officers in a misconduct case.  Following his testimony, he received threats from other officers, and even found dead rats on him and his wife’s cars.

The thin blue line, it seems, is akin to the mafia; cross it and you will be snubbed out by the rest of the gang.

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Video of Raid on Innocent Family So Disturbing, Entire Police Dept Suspended

Achille, OK — A video of the Achille police department raiding the home of an innocent family, threatening a husband and wife, and ripping a baby from a mother’s arms was apparently so disturbing that the entire department has been suspended. The actions of the officers may now lead to their termination, according to Achille mayor, David Northcutt.

“There were several issues which some felt arose in which the warrant was delivered, as well as other actions that occurred at the residence,” said Northcutt.

The video footage consists of cellphone video as well as body camera video and paints a disturbing picture of how police act in Achille, Oklahoma.

On Monday, police were serving a search warrant on the home of Bryan Baker after two previous raids on public officials.

Prior to the raid on Baker, Councilman Lynn Chambers was arrested in December for meth trafficking and possession of weapons during a felony, according to KXII. 

Also, before Chambers’ arrest, the mayor was arrested in October for possession of meth, first degree burglary, and on Saturday he was severely beaten in an Achille Convenient Store and hospitalized.

Whether or not Baker is associated with the above arrests is unclear. However, the officers who raided his home treated him like he was a mafia kingpin once they smashed in his door and came inside.

As the video begins, Baker is sitting on the ground in his underwear. All the officers are armed with AR-15s which, according to Baker, were pointed at his child’s face, leaving her traumatized.

As the officer—who looks like some Nazi storm trooper wearing a skeleton balaclava—is handcuffing Baker, he keeps repeating “stop resisting…or I am gonna f*ck you up!”

Baker does not appear to be resisting and appears only to be concerned with why police are there as he’s reportedly done nothing wrong.

After Baker is handcuffed, police turn their attention to his wife, who is holding their small child. As police demand the mother “put down the baby,” Baker and his wife ask to see the search warrant.

It is general known that police have to tell you that they have a search warrant and are at your house to conduct a search. However, they only have to show you the actual warrant if you ask to see it. Since Baker was no threat and already in handcuffs and his wife was holding a baby, the search warrant should have been produced.

But it was not.

“Put the baby down cuz you’re next,” says one of the officers to Baker’s wife. The officers then grab one of the mother’s arms and put the cuffs on it before their child is taken from her arms.

The couple pleads with the officers to get their parents who live across the street, so they can watch the child. The video then ends.

According to Michael Coble, who rents an apartment from Baker, police raided his home too and confiscated his legally owned gun. Coble told KXII that police then tried to charge Baker with possession of this gun—despite finding it in Coble’s apartment.

“So they came in there and got my weapon and tried charging my neighbor with it, which I think is cruel. If it wasn’t found in their house, they should have packed up and left,” said Coble, who added that his gun was returned to him after it was used in an attempt to frame Baker.

Both Baker and his wife were brought to the jail but later released as police had nothing to charge them with.

After he and his wife were released from jail, Baker wrote the following statement on Facebook.

Everyone is home no charges watch kxii it will explain everything at ten. I won’t be answering my phone because of the gun pointed in my child’s Face and she needs our upmost attention please respect our privacy. Thank god things will finally get fixed in this town. Although my wife and family were traumatized we are fine and are receiving all the legal help we could ever pray for. Thank you for everyone making sure we were ok today. Justice is finally here for us an our town.

Below is the video that has led to the suspension of an entire police department. Remember as you watch it, that this couple could’ve been murdered had they attempted to protect their home from these armed invaders. Instead of seeing a video of the raid, we would have heard about it from the chief as they likely smeared the couple as “dirt bags.” Luckily, this was not the case.

Now for the rest of the story. Excuse the language.

Posted by Bryan Baker on Monday, March 4, 2019

Below is the news coverage on the raid.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project

Thousands of Cases Tied to Houston Cops Who Murdered Innocent Couple Could be Exonerated

Houston, TX — As TFTP reported last month, Houston-area prosecutors announced they will examine 1,400 cases which are linked to the cop who fabricated evidence to spark the raid on an innocent couple—in which they were murdered in their own home by police. Now, this week, nearly 1,000 more cases will be reviewed that are tied to another officer who was also relieved of duty, Houston police officer Steven Bryant.

Last month, the FBI announced that they will be investigating the officers involved in the raid on Dennis and Rhogena Tuttle who were massacred in their own home. Houston District Attorney Kim Ogg previously announced that the 1,400 cases tied to Officer Gerald Goines—who was relieved of duty last month—will be reviewed. And now, her office estimates that at least 800 more cases could be tainted which are tied to Bryant.

“We have a duty to the people of Harris County to pursue justice in every instance, no matter how many cases this involves,” Ogg said on Tuesday. “We are going to thoroughly review each of these cases to ensure that the arrests and convictions were proper.”

Investigators have their work cut out for them as these cops were allegedly willing to fabricate information to raid the home of an innocent couple who have lived in the same home for decades and were adored by all their neighbors—which means they’ve likely done this before.

According to officials, there are 30 active cases tied to Bryant which are now all in jeopardy.

As KPRC2 reports, their legal analyst Brian Wice said the DA’s office is going to have to double their personnel to help review the cases. He said it could take up to a year and he thinks that reopening the cases could come with a price.

“These are cases where there is a bunch of people in the penitentiary, some of which could get the ‘get out of jail cards’ who may not deserve it, but that’s the price that criminal justice system requires to be paid in a situation where you got one or two bad apples,” Wice said.

After Ogg noted the investigation into the 2,000-plus cases, the Houston Police Department issued the following statement:

“This is something HPD had already initiated. The DA’s actions were anticipated and welcomed.”

The irony here is that these two cops—who’ve ostensibly been ‘protecting’ the city—could now be responsible for releasing hundreds of potentially violent criminals back on the street.

However, many of these so-called criminals are likely just people who got caught or were framed for having substances deemed illegal by the state. While some may fear monger over their release, no one should be put in a cage for choosing to put something in their own body.

NBC News reported last month that the FBI also said it has opened an independent civil rights investigation into Jan. 28 raid that left a man and a woman who lived at the home dead and several police officers shot and injured. The agency’s Houston office said the investigation is “into allegations that a search warrant obtained by Houston police officers was based on false, fabricated information.”

As TFTP reported, after controversy and rumors have swarmed the case, the Houston police department has admitted that the entire raid was most likely based on the lies of one of their own.

“That’s totally unacceptable. I’ve told my police department that if you lie, you die,” Acevedo said. “When you lie on an affidavit, that’s not sloppy police work, that’s a crime.”

As thousands of cases get reviewed and potentially innocent people are freed from jail, the HPD also announced an end to no-knock raids, setting a massive precedent for departments across the country.

“The no-knock warrants are going to go away like leaded gasoline in this city,” Acevedo said late last month.

From the start, this case reeked of corruption and cover ups. The couple was smeared by police in the media, called dirt bags, and those who questioned the official story accused of waging a war on cops. Now it has led to thousands of people potentially being freed from prison and massive shifts in policy. Those who continue apologize for bad cops would do well to realize the effect these “two bad apples”—who happened to get caught—have had.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project