Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

WATCH: Florida Bail Bondsmen Beat Man with Metal Pipe for Missing Court over Suspended License

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Florida bail bondsmen were busted on video beating a man with a metal pipe, punching and macing him after he missed a November court date for a suspended license.
“This is how they act when they don’t know they’re being recorded,” Lara Laign, the woman who recorded the video on December 13 told NBCMiami.
“It was just insane.”
“I was just so disturbed and disgusted by what I just saw,” she said.
Video shows AAA Star Bail Bondsmen from Palm Beach County brutalizing Anthony Hall and then smashing the window to his home with the same metal pipe used to beat him.
“I don’t care

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Texas Cop Indicted for Shooting Unarmed Man Burglarizing Own Truck

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Texas cop who shot an unarmed man for trying to break into his own truck – shooting him again after the man resisted an anal cavity search – was indicted by a grand jury last week.
“The jury got it right,” Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced after the indictment.
“We will be prosecuting this case very vigorously, we are seeking whatever we can get out of this case,” she said, vowing to seek the maximum punishment for Mesquite cop Derrick L. Wiley.
Dallas County DA Faith Johnson announces indictment of former Mesquite Police officer Derick Wiley
Lyndo Jones was shot

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Man Shot by Texas Cops for Burglarizing Own Truck Shot Again After Resisting Anal Search

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The unarmed man shot by Texas cops for trying to break into his own car resisted an anal cavity search after he was shot, according to his attorneys.
So Mesquite police officer Derick L. Wiley shot him again.
“Within 10 seconds of their arrival, he had been shot it the stomach,” Lee Merritt, an attorney representing 31-year-old Lyndo Jones, told WFAA8.
“While on the street suffering from his wound, officers attempted to perform a cavity search and he reacted to that, and he was shot a second time in his back.”
“Mr. Jones reacted to the unlawful sodomy and was consequently shot a

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WATCH: Texas Cop Still on the Job after Three Excessive Force Incidents Result in Settlements

Sunday, November 12th, 2017
A Texas cop remains on the job after the department he works for settled the third excessive force lawsuit against him Thursday.
Austin police officer Eric Copeland was sued three times for using excessive force between April of 2011 to April of 2015.
Austin City Council members approved the latest $150,000 settlement November 9 for unnecessarily tasering Adrian Aguado, 20, after removing him from handcuffs and telling him to exit the police cruiser.
Video from inside the patrol car shows Copeland tasering Aguado immediately as he slowly exits the vehicle.
He also tells Aguado he seemed “slow” and can be heard asking if

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WATCH: Texas Deputies Detain PINAC Correspondent for Suspicion of Burglary while Video Recording Government Building from Sidewalk

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

A YouTube video shows Texas deputies detaining PINAC correspondent Phillip Turner for suspicion of burglarizing vehicles, and possibly plotting to help an inmate escape from jail in late September.
Their reason: Turner was video recording the City of Midland Police and Communication Center and Information Systems Department from the sidewalk.
That, of course, gave deputies the impression that Turner was plotting to bust someone out of jail, then break into cars right in front of the police station where seven cameras are mounted on the front of one building.
Not to mention capturing the evidence on his own camera for safe measure.

The

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Texas Sheriff Calls Out CPS After Foster Dad who Took in 180 Girls is Accused of Sex Abuse

Monday, October 16th, 2017
A Texas sheriff is speaking out against the Child Protective Services after a foster dad who took in 180 young girls was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting at least five of them.
Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown said placing the children in the foster home wasn’t about their safety.
It was about profit.
“I’m aggravated at the whole system,” Brown said.
“I’m aggravated at the company that placed these girls. It was a money-making deal, the way they were running those girls through there like livestock. It wasn’t about making a better world for them. They were making a profit off them.”
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Texas Set to Execute Man Despite DNA Evidence Excluding him from Murder

Friday, September 29th, 2017
A Texas man on death row is scheduled to be executed on November 16, even though DNA evidence excludes him from a 1998 murder for which he was convicted.
In 2000, Larry Swearingen was sentenced to the death penalty for the murder and rape of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter.
Since then, Swearingen has maintained his innocence and fought for DNA testing of evidence including Trotter’s clothes, the murder weapon and a rape kit.
Texas courts have struck down his repeated requests.
But some DNA testing has been performed.
And it supports Trotter’s innocence, according to the Innocence Project.
Blood from beneath Trotter’s fingernails excluded Swearingen and yielded

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Federal Immigration Agents in Texas Arrest Couple at Hospital Awaiting Life-Saving Surgery for Infant Son

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents in Texas arrested an undocumented couple while they were waiting for life-saving surgery for their infant son, according to NPR.
Oscar and Irma Sanchez were arrested in May by ICE after no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley – where the couple lives – could perform the life-saving surgery on their son Isaac Enrique Sanchez, who was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis.
Pyloric stenosis causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants and can be potentially fatal.
The Sanchez’s were told their son’s condition was curable with surgery, but no pediatric team in the Rio Grande Valley had a

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Texas Judge Grants Qualified Immunity to Cop who Shot Innocent Man’s Dog before Detaining him at Gunpoint

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

A Texas judge granted qualified immunity to a cop who shot and killed a man’s dog for barking at him, meaning the cop cannot be held liable in civil court.
A Texas judge issued an order this month granting a cop who shot a man’s dog for barking and allegedly showing his teeth at him qualified immunity, meaning he can’t be held liable in civil court.
“[The dog} was just kinda walking at me, he wasn’t, he didn’t, I mean . . .” Austin cop Daniel Walsh could be heard saying before cutting off the end of his sentence, according to the

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Watch: Texas Police Detain Man While Cutting Grass

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

A Houston, Texas 19-year-old was simply cutting grass and passing out business cards in a high-end neighborhood when police showed up demanding his identification and pulling out the handcuffs, all of which can be seen on video.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Later that day cops showed up to the same teenager’s home and reportedly released the  K-9 dog on him, which caused lacerations to the teen’s arm.
The teenager had not committed a crime and had every right to utilize his Fourth Amendment right to protection against unlawful search and seizure.
On July 18th 19-year-old Marlin Gipson parked his maroon Dodge Ram truck on the curb

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Texas Police Arrest PINAC Correspondent For Video Recording

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Austin, Texas police arrested PINAC News Correspondent Phillip Turner last week for interfering with a police investigation. But, Turner was simply video recording a DUI sobriety test. Once a police supervisor arrived on site Turner was released.
Turner films police on a regular basis so it is no surprise to him how quickly things can go south when a cop sees you filming their every move.
Turner saw a DUI traffic stop in progress and decided to film it. A driver was in the midst of a DUI test. It was not long till the officers on scene walked up to

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Texas Cop Just Indicted On First Degree Murder For Killing Unarmed Teen With AR-15

Monday, July 17th, 2017
An unarmed Texas teenager was shot and killed, which led a Dallas County grand jury to return a first-degree murder indictment against the police officer who killed him.
Balch Springs cop Roy Oliver shot and killed Jordan Edwards with an AR-15 rifle.
Now he’s facing 99 years in prison.
Oliver was already charged with two counts of aggravated assault, but Dallas County DA Faith Johnson’s office just announced new charges this afternoon, while the officer is still out on a $700,000 bond.
“It’s very important to let our community know that justice is proceeding effectively… at the Dallas County DA’s Office,” said Dallas County

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WATCH: Texas Mother’s Phone Seized By Police After Videoing Them Abuse her Children

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Last Week, July 3, 2017, in Arlington, Texas Latasha Nelson documented an interaction between herself and Arlington Police Officer Chad Haning. According to local media and the Next Generation Action Network this incident escalated from an unfounded accusation of auto burglary.  Officers claimed that the teen “fit the description” and the mother pleaded with the officer to let her son go because he was not who they were looking for.

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ANOTHER TRAYVON?! A frantic mother watches in

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Texas Deputy and Husband Charged with Murder in Strangling Death of Intoxicated Man Caught on Video

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
A Texas deputy and her husband were indicted on murder charges earlier today in the strangling death of a drunk man who had been urinating outside a Denny’s restaurant last month.
And only because a witness happened to capture the chilling killing on video – despite several people trying to block the videographer from recording the incident, claiming it was “illegal.”
It is not illegal to record in public, but it certainly is illegal to strangle a man to death for simply urinating in public.
But Terry Thompson, who is married to Harris County sheriff’s deputy Chauna Thompson, was apparently under the

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Two Texas Bounty Hunters Die In Shootout With Suspect Caught On Camera

Monday, June 5th, 2017
He thought he was filming the police, but they turned out to be bounty hunters.
Two bounty hunters lay in wait at a Greenville, Texas car dealership for hours, before drawing weapons to apprehend their quarry, which led to a shootout that left both men, and their suspect dead from gunshot wounds.
The pair of bounty hunters from Corpus Cristi had told the business owner that they were federal agents, before Fidel Garcia Jr. and his partner Gabriel Bernal confronted the suspect in plain view of the Nissan dealership’s employees and customers.
A witness caught the flurry of shots on camera from

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Caught on Video, Police Officer Went from Employed to Unemployed

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
If only this happened every time a law enforcement officer was caught doing something questionable, we would live in a very different time, but sadly that is not the case.
What started off as a Facebook live stream with an Uncle and his Nephew, hanging out listening to some jams and acting the fool, resulted in a paid suspension and eventually the officer resigning. A 20-year career ended by a video.

This has all happened since Monday, May 29, 2017, “Memorial Day” when former Mission Police Officer Manuel Casas was captured on video, with a person who has been identified

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WATCH: Texas Cops Tackle and Taser Man in Home Asking for Warrant

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Body cam footage obtained by PINAC shows two Texas cops enter a man’s home, apparently without a warrant, then tackle and taser the man while pinning him onto a couch.
All because the 48-year-old man stood up from his recliner and remained standing after one of the cops ordered him to sit back down.
“Have a seat for me,” said Buda police officer Demerriell Young, who has a history of abuse.
Leonard Garcia paused, not taking another step, but reminded Young it was his house and that he had yet to see a warrant, stating he preferred to remain standing until the officer

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WATCH: Off-Duty Texas Cop Slams Woman Over Parking Spot; Charges Dismissed

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
A Harris County sheriff’s deputy was arrested for assaulting a woman in a club parking lot in Houston.
Now the charges have been dropped by the district attorney.  The deputy in question has been identified as 29-year-old Brian Jones, reports ABC 13.
On last Sunday night Jones was at the The Live Oak Bar partying. The off-duty plainclothes Jones was standing in a parking spot with a woman dressed in white. Apparently Jones was holding the parking spot for a friend and as his friend attempted to park in the spot, the woman in white tried to block the vehicle from getting in.
It

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Texas Cop Killed Jordan Edwards Because of PTSD from War, Cop’s Mother Claims

Friday, May 5th, 2017

The family of the Texas cop fired after shooting an unarmed 15-year-old honor student is blaming the tragic death on the cop’s post-traumatic stress disorder from serving two tours in the Iraq war.
Statements about his mental health possibly reveals clues about his intended defense if former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver ever gets criminally charged.
His mother, Linda Oliver, says her son is an honorable family man who would never have endangered Jordan Edwards because her son has two toddlers of his own.
“‘He’s a wonderful family man and father. He has two precious little ones himself,” she told the Daily

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Texas Police Fire Cop who Killed Jordan Edwards in Unjustified Shooting

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
The Texas cop who shot and killed an unarmed 15-year-old boy leaving a party Saturday night, then lied by claiming the boy was in a car driving in an “aggressive manner” towards police, has been fired.
And by the looks of it, it won’t be long before Roy Oliver is criminally charged.
After all, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber – who initially stood by Oliver’s account that he shot and killed Jordan Edwards to protect fellow officers – was quick to backtrack his statements after watching the body cam footage showing the car driving away from officers when Oliver fired

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Texas Cop Kills Unarmed 15-Year-Boy in Questionable Shooting

Monday, May 1st, 2017

A Texas cop shot and killed a 15-year-old boy named Jordan Edwards Saturday night, claiming the boy was inside a car that was driving in an “aggressive manner” towards another officer.
But that’s the same old excuse police always use when they shoot into moving cars; an overused cop cliche that has been proven false many times by video evidence.
And it will likely be proven false here once the Balch Springs Police Department release body and dash cam videos from the incident that took place around 11 p.m. in a suburb outside Dallas.
How do we know?
For starters, the gunshot that struck

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Body Cam Footage Shows Jordan Edwards Shot and Killed in Car Driving Away from Police

Monday, May 1st, 2017
At first, Texas cops claimed they shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards because he was in a car driving in an “aggressive manner”  towards an officer.
But Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber has since said the car was driving away from officers before the cop fired, killing the teen who was riding passenger in a car driven by his brother.
Haber said this after viewing the body cam footage that still has not been made public but it might not be long considering how frank the chief is being on its content.
Edwards’ brother said he did not realize his little

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Texas Cop Wanted After Staging Suicide, Crossing Border into Mexico

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

A Texas cop who went missing on April 25 now has a warrant for his arrest after texting a suicide note to his wife, faking his own death then fleeing to Mexico in an inflatable raft.
But it was determined he was not dead after he was recorded on a surveillance camera having a meal at Wendy’s.
Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manning says officer Coleman Miller Martin’s actions are an “elaborate ruse.”
Austin cop Coleman “Cole” Martin
The Austin Police Department issued an arrest warrant Friday for Martin, 29, and filed criminal charges for filing a false report against the officer – who intentionally sank his car in his

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WATCH: FBI Agents Seize Cameras from PINAC Reporter Citing “Safety” Issues

Monday, April 24th, 2017

FBI agents in Texas ripped two cameras out of the hands of a PINAC reporter who was standing in front of a federal building legally recording from a public sidewalk Thursday, claiming they were in fear for their safety.
“I don’t want to be struck in the face,” said Keith A. Byers, an Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the El Paso FBI office at 660 South Mesa Hills Drive.
However, David Worden made no indication he would strike the agents in the face with his cameras.
In fact, Worden had been standing on the public sidewalk in front of the FBI building for

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WATCH: Texas Deputy Kills Unarmed Navy Vet; Sheriff Lies About “Gun Battle” That Never Took Place

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
A Texas deputy shot and killed an unarmed Navy veteran during a traffic stop, then the sheriff in charge  lied about it, saying the deputy and the man were engaged in a shootout where the deputy was fired upon first, prompting him to fire his weapon eight times.
But that never happened.
Dash cam video released this week shows not only was there no shootout, Lyle P. Blanchard, 59, didn’t even have a gun when he exited his vehicle – only to be struck by four of eight rounds fired by Bell County Sheriff’s Corporal Shane Geers in Harker Heights, Texas.
Police also claim Blanchard had anti-police

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Texas Cops Shoot Man Multiple Times, Lie About it, then Refuse to Allow Family to Visit him in Hospital

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Four Texas cops shot a man multiple times initially reporting it was necessary to shoot him so many times because he fired a gun at them.
But three days after the April 7 shooting, Austin police issued a contrary report stating three of the officers were only following the lead of the first officer who erroneously began shooting rounds at the man claiming he pointed a gun at him.
Turns out, Lawrence Parrish never shot a gun and maybe did not even have a gun.
“We already confirmed that he ain’t shot no gun,” said Parrish’s older brother, Cluren Williams, who added that police

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Texas Cops – One on Paid Leave for Killing Man – Suspended with No Pay for Harassing PINAC Reporter

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

With that arrogant bravado only a cop can muster, Austin police officer Jamess Maufrais pointed two flashlights into the lenses of two cameras held by PINAC reporter Phillip Turner last November, bragging about how he was “not intimidated” by citizens with cameras, thumbing his nose at his own departmental policy that forbids officers from harassing citizens with cameras.
But now that he’s been slapped with a 20-day unpaid suspension for assaulting and bullying Turner on November 11, 2016, shoving and grabbing him as well as threatening him with unlawful arrest, he may have changed his tune.
After all, it was the

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Texas Assistant Police Chief Clocked at 92 MPH Gets Warning, Receives Ticket After Local Newspaper Obtains Dash Cam Footage

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

A Texas assistant police chief received a warning and a chuckle after he was stopped by a fellow officer speeding at 92 mph in a 65-mph-speed zone last month.
Now, the interim chief ordered his subordinate to be issued a ticket.
But that was more than a month after the incident only after the Austin American-Statesmen obtained dash cam video showing Austin Assistant Chief Chris Mcllvain racing to a basketball game in a city-owned vehicle during off-duty hours.
Austin Assistant Police Chief Chris Mcllvain
Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley stated during a March 28 press conference he believes his department has a history and

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WATCH: Texas TSA Agent Conducts Intrusive and Invasive Search on Young Boy

Monday, March 27th, 2017
A TSA agent in Texas was captured on camera by the mother of a young boy conducting a pat-down that many on social media say amounts to an inappropriate search during a detainment that lasted more than an hour, resulting in the family missing their flight.
Grapevine resident Jennifer Williams posted the two-minute video taken at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Facebook Sunday.
“We were treated like dogs,” Williams posted on Facebook saying she was “livid” over the ordeal.
Video shows the Transportation Security Administration agent running his hand up the boy’s crotch several times while standing behind the boy, then moving to the front and

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WATCH: Texas Cops Forcefully Remove and Arrest Activist for Recording Legislative Hearing on Anti-Abortion Bill

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Texas state troopers forcefully dragged an activist out of the State Capital during a public committee hearing on a bill seeking to restrict abortions after a committee chairman announced orders for her stop live streaming footage of her political representatives in action even though Texas law clearly states it’s a legally protected activity.
State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook directed liberty activist Amy Hedtke to stop recording the meeting over the proposed restrictions, claiming she wasn’t permitted to record because she didn’t have the proper media credentials.
State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook (R-Corsicana)
In the video posted to Hedtke’s Facebook page, Chairman Cook can be heard making an announcement, saying the hearing is being

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