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May 03, 2012

Judge furious that Oakland Police are not cooperating with Occupy probe

So the OPD are so notoriously bad that they have a District Judge overseeing them. Court mandated after they failed to address any of the concerns raised a decade ago during some pretty extreme police malfeasance cases. That Judge is now furious that the OPD seems to have decided that the best way to deal with all the complaints against the cops--remember when they shot an Iraq War vet in the head and put him in a coma for a week?--is to run out the clock on the statute of limitations. This isn't one or two bad apples, this is the entire management machinery of the Oakland Police maneuvering to deny justice and accountability in the name of covering their own asses. Judge losing patience with Oakland Occupy probes
U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson said the investigations - which Oakland has decided to farm out to a private contractor - won't be finished within the 180-day deadline he imposed for such disciplinary cases. In fact, the outsourced investigations - which primarily arose from street protests Oct. 25 and Nov. 2 - have not yet begun. The owner of a private firm seeking to do the work told The Chronicle on Wednesday that the city had not yet put the job out to bid. Given the scope of the Occupy cases, Henderson said, the department may render any potential discipline moot by failing to complete the probes within a year, the statute of limitations under California law. "Such failures," Henderson wrote in an order filed Tuesday, "would be further indication that, despite the changed leadership at the city of Oakland and its Police Department, defendants might still lack the will, capacity, or both to complete the reforms to which they so long ago agreed."

May 02, 2012

DEA throws innocent undergard in solitary cell for five days, forgets to give him food or water

This Is Also All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day - The Daily What
Daniel Chong, an innocent UC San Diego student, spent five days in a holding cell without food, water, or human contact after he was wrongfully detained during a raid of a friend’s house by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The 23-year-old wasn’t charged with a crime, but officers forgot to release him. He kicked, screamed, and cried, but no one came to his aid: “They never came back, ignored all my cries and I still don’t know what happened. I’m not sure how they could forget me.” Chong was forced to drink his own urine for hydration and he carved the words “Sorry Mom” into his arm with glass in a fit of psychosis. “I had to do what I had to do to survive,” he said. “I was completely insane.” On Chong’s fifth day in the small, windowless room, officers finally heard his pleas for help. Upon his release, he was incoherent and had to be hospitalized. He was found to have eaten glass and treated for a perforated lung.

May 01, 2012

Oakland Police attack protesters during May Day march

A lot of action around 2:30. Protesters and OPD clash during May Day march | Video | abc7news.com

April 29, 2012

Michigan costumed viglante pulls shotgun on guy for driving a loud motorcycle, gets arrested

There is a very thin line between being a public superhero and being a jerk vigilante. One acts as an enhanced neighborhood watch and calls the police when their is trouble. The other likes to bully people and takes the law into his own hands. Michigan superhero "BeeSting" arrested, other Michigan superheroes named | Michigan Radio
Around 12:07 a.m. Thursday, a 38-year-old man was riding into the park with his girlfriend when the pair were approached by Bee Sting because of the volume of the motorcycle. "Bee Sting approaches the man about how he was driving his motorcycle too loud," said Odette. The costumed man was equipped with a tactical belt, pepper spray, scissors and handcuffs, and wearing a bullet-proof vest, black leather jacket with a bee logo, shin guards, knee pads, black leather gloves and carrying a shotgun. A verbal confrontation ensued between the men, Odette said, when "It escalates and the suspect, Mr. Bee Sting, according to our victim points a gun at him." The victim was able to grab the barrel of the shotgun and point it in an opposite direction, Odette said. One shot was fired and struck a nearby vacant trailer, and police arrived as the men were fighting. . . . Petoskey Batman and BeeSting are part of a larger group known on the Internet as the "Michigan Protectors." The Protectors include: BeeSting from Detroit The Animal from Midland Venge from Lansing Sentinel from Grand Rapids Checkmate from Flint RedJacket from Flint Void from Midland and Petoskey Batman