Author Archives: Police State Daily

‘An Astronomical Increase’ In Military Assault Rifles Being Sent To Local Police

[ssba] In the months following a wave of anti-police brutality protests across the country, the US government has significantly increased the number of military-style assault rifles it sent to local law enforcement agencies, reports the Washington Times Despite promises of reform from the White House, The Times found that in the three months following the riots sparked in Ferguson, Missouri, ...

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Autopsy Released In LAPD Killing Of Unarmed Man: Shot In The Back

[ssba] An unarmed 25-year-old man slain by Los Angeles police officers back in August, suffered three gunshot wounds, including one to his back, a long-awaited autopsy report shows. Shortly after a shooting was reported at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway, the LAPD stopped 25-year-old Ezell Ford on the 200th block of 65th Street before things took a ...

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Mother Says NYPD Threw 14-Year-Old Son Through Plate-Glass Window

[ssba] A Bronx woman says her 89 pound, 14-year-old son was critically injured when his head was slammed through a plate-glass window while he was handcuffed by New York City police officers Saturday. Cherita Payne told the New York Daily News that her son Javier, an eighth-grader with no prior arrest record, suffered massive blood loss and underwent emergency surgery ...

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South Carolina Police Give Man With Severe Autism Christmas Tasing

[ssba] A South Carolina mother says her 34-year-old autistic son got a special gift this year for Christmas from the Greenville City Police Department. In a formal complaint filed against the department, Carolyn Anderson claims officers tased and then arrested her son Tario on Christmas Eve after he attempted to avoid them. The mother says Tario has a severe form of ...

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Former NYPD Detective Testifies In Court: Planting Drugs To Reach Quotas A ‘Common Practice’

[ssba] A former New York City narcotics detective testified in court that planting drugs on innocent people in order to boost arrest numbers was common practice, the New York Daily News reports. Detective Stephen Anderson, was indicted with other officers for planting cocaine on four men in Queens back in 2008. He is now cooperating with prosecutor’s and testifying in open ...

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Video: Cops Sing At Charity Event – “And He’s Dead, Dead Michael Brown, Deader Than A Roadkill Dog”

[ssba] Footage obtained by the Hollywood tabloid TMZ shows a charity golf event at The Glendale Elks Lodge in California in which a performer sings a song celebrating the death of Michael Brown for an audience that included a number of retired and current police officers. The event was thrown by retired LAPD Officer Joe Myers, a 32 year veteran who ...

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‘Lack Of Evidence’: Grand Jury Fails To Indict Houston Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man

[ssba] A Harris County grand jury has cited ‘lack of evidence’ and cleared a Houston police officer in the fatal January shooting of an unarmed African American man. Officer Juventino Castro spotted 26-year-old Jordan Baker outside of a shopping center last January in the 5700 block of West Little York near Antoine. Castro, who was in uniform and had been on the ...

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Justified: Officer Who Woke, Shot Man Sleeping In Park 14 Times Wont Face Charges

Eight months after a Milwaukee police officer shot a startled man who was sleeping in a park during a welfare check 14 times, prosecutors say they are not pursuing charges. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office released a report on Monday morning, saying former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney‘s “use of force” in the shooting death of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton ...

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Video: NYPD Officer Punches Teenage Boy Being Handcuffed

[ssba] Video has surfaced of a Monday incident involving a plain-clothed New York police officer punching a teenage boy repeatedly in the back as he was being handcuffed by four other officers The footage shows the teen appearing to resist officers who are attempting to handcuff him, when suddenly, a plain-clothes cop runs up from behind and punches the teen ...

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Tennessee Town Bans Negative Comments By Anyone Associated With The Local Government

[ssba] The South Pittsburg City Commission in Tennessee voted 4-1 to approve an ‘all-inclusive’ social networking policy banning negative comments about the local government made by “anyone associated with the town in an official capacity who uses social networks.” The policy says “city elected representatives, appointed board members, employees, volunteers, vendors, contractors”can’t post anything negative about the city, its employees ...

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Drug Warrior Found With 4 Pounds Of Marijuana In His Home – Faces No Charges

[ssba] A California police officer who was caught with over four pounds of marijuana in his home won’t face criminal charges, police say. 17-year veteran K-9 officer Joe Avila has been on administrative leave with the Richmond Police Department since September, the Contra Costa Times reports. According to a search warrant affidavit from the case, Avila picked up a box containing 4 ...

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Second Video Released In Denver ‘Sockmouth’ Beating Supporting Illegal Search, Video Deletion Claims

[ssba] “Use of force often is not pretty,” Denver Police Cmdr. Matt Murray said last month in response to a video that surfaced showing Denver officers punching a drug suspect in the face and knocking down his pregnant girlfriend. Illegal searches aren’t pretty either. Bystander Levi Frasier filmed Denver officers piling on top of and punching 26-year-old David Nelson Flores ...

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