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Police trainer: "Be polite, be professional, have a plan to kill everyone you meet."

US marshals act like local police, but with more violence and less accountability

PHOENIX — Detective Michael Pezzelle spent his last seven years on a suburban police force here amassing a body count. He was involved in shootings that wounded two people and killed five, including a teenage girl who died when he fired into a car she was riding in.

Pezzelle faced no public consequences. He retired in 2018 and at age 47 started to collect a pension of $62,220 a year. Today, he trains police officers around the country to follow the kind of advice he shared on Instagram: “Be polite, be professional, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:24 AM (2 replies)

US Marshall & cop indicted in Jamarion Robinson's murder. He was shot 59 times in 2016.Trump DOJ

blocked this investigation. They had to be sued.

Atlanta Prosecutor Sues DOJ For Blocking Investigation Of Incident Where Cops Shot A Man 59 Times

A case that involves some shocking numbers has resulted in a lawsuit against the DOJ. An investigation into a raid that ended with law enforcement officers putting 59 bullets into the body of an Atlanta resident has dead-ended and it appears to be because the DOJ doesn't want to talk about it.
After officers fired more than 90 bullets into Robinson's apartment, some claimed Robinson fired at them first. But statements made by other officers and the results of the ensuing search punch holes in this narrative.

At the conclusion of the shooting, a firearm was located, which the officers claimed that Mr. Robinson fired at them three times. However, when the firearm was recovered, it was damaged and inoperable. Moreover, in an investigative report completed by Officer Steve Schreckengost, he did not state that the officers entered the premises because Mr. Robinson was shooting. Rather, Officer Schreckengost claims they entered to protect others inside the apartment from Mr. Robinson, although it was clear from their surveillance no one else was in the apartment.

According to the complaint, a federal task force comprised of 14 officers from eight local municipal police departments and at least one U.S. marshal went to the apartment to execute a Georgia arrest warrant based on allegations that Robinson committed an aggravated assault.

Robinson was not charged with any federal crime and there was no federal arrest warrant pending for him, the lawsuit states.


Except for a traffic violation, Robinson's record was clean, the DA says.

The complaint alleges that although the officers knew Robinson suffered from schizophrenia, they did not attempt to coordinate a peaceful surrender and made no effort to enlist the help of his friends or family before confronting him.

The officers also allegedly failed to secure a search warrant despite spending two hours conducting surveillance on the apartment complex and did not get consent to enter the apartment where they believed Robinson was located.

Without any indication that Robinson had a weapon or presented a threat to the officers, the task force knocked the apartment door down and immediately fired 51 shots from outside into the apartment, the lawsuit states.

According to the complaint, the officers then entered the apartment and fired 41 more shots from various weapons "including a 9mm submachine gun, a .40mm submachine gun, and a .40 Glock pistol."

More than 90 rounds were fired into the apartment, DA Howard claims.


This gets worse.

Officers charged with murder of Jamarion Robinson request to move case to federal court
If the case is moved, federal court filings show the pair plan to seek immunity as federal officers.


The Fulton County grand jury on Tuesday indicted two officers in the 2016 death of Jamarion Robinson, who was shot 76 times during a law enforcement raid on his girlfriend’s East Point apartment.
In addition to two counts of felony murder, Eric A. Heinze and Kristopher L. Hutchens were each indicted on six other counts: aggravated assault, burglary and two counts each of making false statements and violation of oath by a public officer.


According to East Point police, Robinson fired a shot at officers, who returned gunfire. Robinson was shot 76 times and died. He was 26 (Remember in the excerpt from another article, the gun that they claim they found was inoperable)


I am glad they have been indicted. Everyone that was there should be indicted. I am annoyed at the media's coverage of this story.
The backstory here is Jamarion suffered from Schizophrenia. The week before his murder, his mother woke up one night to the smell of gasoline. She said Jamarion had stopped taking his medication and had become paranoid, she called to get him help.
He took off. The police that responded treated this as a crime and not a healthcare issue and that Jamarion was in need of medical help.
A warrant for attempted arson was issued for his arrest. They told his mother he was trying to kill her.
They claim that days later Jamarion pointed a gun at an officer. They got another warrant for that.
Jamarion's mother states that the picture they showed her of the person they thought pointed the gun at an officer was not Jamarion!
This was such a brutal killing. Not only did they fire 90 shots. They threw 2 grenades at him. Handcuffed him after all that and dragged his body down the stairs.

They cannot be allowed to hide behind immunity.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Oct 29, 2021, 08:30 PM (12 replies)

Can I get schools to ban Othello?

Just saying
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Oct 29, 2021, 04:44 PM (26 replies)

Jovita Moore lost her battle with brain cancer

I can’t imagine local news without her. I will miss her. Such a beautiful woman inside and out.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Oct 29, 2021, 02:21 PM (3 replies)

Everyday I hate them a little more. They are passing bills to limit the authority of public health

Guest on Chris Hayes just said it. These evil bastards. Teachers shouldn’t teach history, now public health officials shouldn’t secure public health.
We don’t have to think of another pandemic to see how this is just nuts. We have other infectious diseases that public health officials need to take action. In fact, shortly before the pandemic,we were dealing with an outbreak of Hepatitis where I lived in Florida. We were sanitizing everything at work before Covid.

So the next time there is a Hepatitis outbreak traced to a restaurant, do they get to defy the Health Department’s orders to close?
I really hate these fuckers.

Funny I didn’t hear Deathsantis complaining back then.

This is from an article about the Hepatitis outbreak.

The move gave the health department the authority to take certain preventative measures, such as increasing the supply of vaccines, ordering people suspected of having the disease to be tested and either isolating or quarantining anyone found to be ill.
State health department records show that more than 300,000 hepatitis A vaccinations were administered to persons 18 and older statewide last year, largely through county health departments and private health-care providers

Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Oct 28, 2021, 09:46 PM (5 replies)

Bridge collapse kills father of 5 children

Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Oct 28, 2021, 08:37 PM (0 replies)

Oh boy, here we go again. Rachel reporting Dejoy slowing down mail again and it is affecting VA mail

Mail in voting in Democratic areas. Why is he still there ?
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Oct 27, 2021, 09:13 PM (39 replies)

Lawrence O'Donnell on that concerned mother in the Younkin ad who wanted Toni Morrison's book banned

I’m paraphrasing, he said
This concerned mother who was just so appalled and horrified by Toni Morrison’s book. Had no problem with her delicate son interning for trump who was on tape saying he likes to grab women by the pussy.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Oct 26, 2021, 10:29 PM (2 replies)

Sen Klobuchar just said what I've been thinking. Make intimidating election workers a federal crime

These people are purposely trying to interfere with elections. Giving someone water who has been standing on a line is illegal, but not this?

The death threats brought Staci McElyea to tears. The caller said that McElyea and other workers in the Nevada Secretary of State’s office were “going to f------ die.” She documented the threats and alerted police, who identified and interviewed the caller. But in the end, detectives said there was nothing they could do – that the man had committed no crime.

The first call came at 8:07 a.m. on Jan. 7, hours after Congress certified Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the November 2020 presidential vote. The caller accused McElyea of “stealing” the election, echoing Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. “I hope you all go to jail for treason. I hope your children get molested. You’re all going to f------ die,” he told her.

He called back three times over the next 15 minutes, each time telling her she was “going to die.”

A week later, state police concluded that Juncaj’s threats were not criminal, characterizing them as “protected” political speech, according to a summary of the case. Juncaj was never arrested or charged. Asked about the calls, Juncaj told Reuters he didn’t believe he had done anything wrong. “Like I explained to the police, I didn’t threaten anybody,” he said.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Oct 26, 2021, 10:15 PM (10 replies)

Republican backers ghostwrote a bill that would punish homosexuality with death in Ghana

The trail behind Ghana’s "death to gays" bill leads back to American evangelical groups that have been shoveling cash to Republican politicians while writing draconian bills for African countries.

The new law against LGBTQ people would also put people at risk for prosecution for associating with LGBTQ people, which led one Ghanaian publication to say it “compels Ghanaians to police gender and sexuality in their homes, workplaces, and everyday lives.”


There are other groups that are fervent about passing this bill as well, many of which are evangelical groups in the United States.

A CNN report exposed that one of the groups behind Ghana’s LGBTQ death penalty bill was a group known as the World Congress of Families (WCF), a group formed from an alliance of conservative organizations from the United States and Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. The WCF is deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:17 PM (10 replies)
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