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Knoxville cops given slap on the wrist after stomping a handcuffed man half to death while in custody

Ex-KPD officers face Aug. 8 hearing, potential probation in homeless man's beating -- Knoxville News Sentinel
In a deal to avoid federal prosecution, three former Knoxville Police Department officers on Monday pleaded guilty to state charges for beating, stomping and kicking a handcuffed, hogtied, mentally ill man. Former officers Chris Whitfield, 28, Jeremy Jinnett, 31, and Ty Compton, 26, pleaded guilty in Knox County Criminal Court to a misdemeanor charge of assault and a felony charge of official oppression in the Feb. 9 attack on Michael Allen Mallicoat, 30. . . . The probes were kept quiet until the News Sentinel received a tip about the beating — in which Mallicoat suffered three broken ribs and a punctured lung, among other injuries — and tracked down a witness and Mallicoat’s attorney, Cullen Wojcik. Rausch confirmed two separate probes were under way in an interview with the News Sentinel on March 3. The ex-officers said little during Monday’s hearing, replying only “Guilty, Your Honor,” when asked by Sword to enter their pleas. . . . The trio’s actions were captured on in-cruiser video down to the spray of blood onto the windshield of a cruiser as Compton pounded a handcuffed Mallicoat’s head against the hood of the car. Audio recordings accompanying that video also captured the officers threatening to continue their attack on Mallicoat even as a hogtied Mallicoat could be heard moaning in pain and asking Jinnett, who stood on Mallicoat’s back, to get off. Rausch later Monday announced various disciplinary actions against other officers who failed to intervene, lied in use of force reports and in interviews with investigators or themselves used excessive force. Also disciplined: Three supervisors who did not bother to review all of the available in-cruiser video before approving the officers’ actions. The incident began just before noon in a residential neighborhood in North Knoxville. Residents had phoned E-911 after Mallicoat, who suffers from mental illness and was intoxicated, kept shouting as he wandered through the neighborhood.

June 10, 2013

Manchester police admit they beat and framed Scottish immigrants to scare them away from the city

Corrupt Manchester police conducted hate campaign against Scots 'vermin' in 1960s, admits former detective - Daily Record
A FORMER detective has admitted Scots who moved to Manchester in the 1960s were routinely battered and framed by corrupt police in a bid to eradicate them from the city. Stephen Hayes – who served as with Greater Manchester Police for 13 years – describes Glaswegians as “vermin” in his new book. The ex-detective constable goes on to claim he and his colleagues mounted a sustained hate campaign against Scots aimed at “ridding the city” of the “wandering horde of thieving nobodies”. Hayes, whose shocking book The Biggest Gang In Britain is published this week, tells how the incomers would be beaten up just for walking down the street, and charged with “an assortment of fabricated offences”. The 66-year-old wrote in the book: “Early in my career, the city was invaded by Glaswegians, who thought it was the land of milk and honey. They brought a certain �instinctive violence with them. Officers were fully occupied ridding the city of these vermin. “They had arrived from sunny Glasgow with a strut, a level of cockiness that was not in keeping with our standards of law enforcement and one which had to be quickly brought into line. “This arrogance quickly dissipated when arrests were actually made, when they were charged with an assortment of fabricated offences, anywhere from drunk and disorderly, to burglary, thefts from cars and, of course, the good old police assault, two words that were repeated again and again. . . .

June 07, 2013

The Ghetto Informant Program

The FBI hired 7,000 people to infiltrate and spy on black Americans who were pushing for equal rights. Ghetto Informant Program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ghetto Informant Program (GIP) was an intelligence-gathering operation run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1967–1973. Its official purpose was to collect information pertaining to riots and civil unrest. Through GIP, the FBI used more than 7000 people to infiltrate poor Black communities in the United States.[1] . . . The program was targeted at those likely to have information about ghetto happenings. Thus (according to an internal memo) it included people such as "the proprietor of a candy store or barber shop" in a ghetto area.[3] These informants were "listening posts"—tools for blanket surveillance of a community or area.[5] GIP operated with no oversight from courts or Congress.[6] Informants monitored "Key Black Extremists" such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, Floyd McKissick, Huey Newton, and more.[7] One of the first major projects involving the GIP was Operation POCAM, the FBI's effort to monitor and disrupt the 1968 Poor People's Campaign.[8] Informants were later asked to report on Afro-American bookstores and investigate the existence of subversive literature.[9] At least 67 informants were members of the Black Panther Party (BPP), tasked with spreading disinformation as well as sending reports to the FBI.[10] Recent disclosures have suggested that photographer Ernest Withers was a paid FBI informant under the GIP.[11]