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Sergio-Alvarez

West Sacramento Police say former officer Sergio Alvarez was using his authority to assault and rape at least six women while on duty. Some of the incidents reportedly occurred inside a patrol car.

Alvarez was put on administrative leave in September when a woman came forward with allegations of misconduct. An investigation revealed at least six alleged victims, ranging in age from 20 to 47, and Alvarez was fired and arrested. He is reportedly married with three young children.

“I’m just appalled and sickened that someone who was put in a position of trust would violate that trust in such an egregious manner,” said West Sacramento Police Chief Dan Drummond during a press conference. “The whole department is appalled.”

Alvarez served on the force for five years, and the reports at hand span the last year of his employment.

According to WPTV Channel 5, the incident has led the department to review some its policies, including allowing officers to patrol alone at night.

“We are looking at our procedures and the way we are accountable to each other,” said Drummond. “We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make sure this does not happen again.”

Source:  Huffington Post

CHP Thug Beating WomanAn unidentified California Highway Patrol officer is under investigation after getting caught on video beating a woman about the head a dozen times with no apparent indication that he was in danger.

KNBC-TV reported on Thursday that the incident was filmed Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles by motorist David Díaz as he was making his way onto Interestate 10.

Díaz’s 90-second clip begins with the officer catching up to the woman on foot. She appears to walk away from him, before the officer takes her to the ground. After a brief struggle, the officer begins pummeling her with punches to the head. The woman can be seen covering up and not fighting back.

“He basically got on top of her, and it’s basically a UFC ground-and-pound move,” Díaz told KTLA-TV. “It’s basically full force, punching her in the head.”

After the flurry, a second man enters the frame and helps the officer restrain the woman. KNBC reported that the other man was a plainclothes officer at the scene.

“She was screaming,” another witness, Daina Tate, told KNBC. “Two men were on her. They had her arms up. She couldn’t defend herself. She looked totally helpless and terrified. It was shocking, and you can’t really call the cops on the cops.”

A third witness said to KNBC that the unidentified woman was not wearing any shoes at the time of the encounter and was carrying “lots of bags.”

The CHP did not identify the circumstances leading up to the encounter, but released a statement saying it was under investigation.

“As a matter of policy, every time there is a use of force by our officers, there is a review conducted to determine whether the use of force was appropriate,” the statement read. “That will be done in this case, however, since there is an ongoing investigation, it would be premature to comment on this specific video segment without reviewing the entire incident.”

Source: RAW STORY

CA Police Murder Kelly Thomas

The acquittal of two Fullerton, California police officers in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who was pummeled into a coma as he begged for his life, underscores the fact that cops now have a license to murder.

Thomas, a mentally disabled homeless man, was beaten, tasered, suffocated and pistol whipped as he lay on a street corner being sat on by no less than six police officers during an incident in July 2011.

In what is undoubtedly one of if not the most disturbing police brutality videos ever, Thomas can be heard pleading for his father, moaning, “Daddy, daddy, they are killing me,” as officers prolong the assault.

Two CA Police Mugshots

According to the jury in the case, who found officer Manuel Ramos and officer Jay Cicinelli not guilty on all charges of murder and manslaughter, Thomas just coincidentally chose to die of an undiagnosed heart condition in hospital five days after the beating having never regained consciousness.

Police claimed that the brutal pummeling they inflicted on Thomas, illustrated by shocking photos of his bloodied and swollen body, was a justified response to his pathetic attempts to resist being murdered.

“These peace officers were doing their job. They had no malice in their heart,” said John Barnett, an attorney for Ramos.

Ramos’ lack of malice was clearly evident during the encounter, when he grunts at Thomas, “You see these fists? They’re about to f**k you up.”

Claims made by police that Thomas was resisting because he was on drugs were disproved by toxicology reports which found no drugs in Thomas’ system.

“I’m just horrified. They got away with murdering my son,” Cathy Thomas, the victim’s mother, told reporters.

“This is carte blanche to police officers to do whatever they want,” said Ron Thomas, the victim’s father and a retired Sheriff’s Deputy.

The jury bought the argument made by the prosecution that a prostrate and unarmed Thomas posed a threat to six armed police officers, which as William Norman Grigg highlights, now means that any meager form of resistance against sustained violence metered out by police officers is justification for murder.

“John Barnett, the police union attorney who represented the killer cops, insisted that the beating was an appropriate response to Thomas’s pathetic, doomed struggle to save his life, writes Grigg, adding, “The jury validated the argument that the act of resisting such criminal violence is a capital offense worthy of summary execution.”

Watch the full video of cops beating Thomas to death below.

Source: Infowars

Gun pointed at your head in CA
After a gang member shot and injured several law enforcement officials before going into hiding in a Sacramento suburb on Friday, police responded by setting up a checkpoint and aiming guns at innocent people’s heads, an AP photo shows.

The photo, (credited to AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton) is captioned, “A California Highway Patrol officer and another emergency responder stop a vehicle at a checkpoint near the neighborhood where a federal immigration officer was shot and three local police officers were wounded during a violent confrontation with a suspect in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.”

After an hours-long standoff, the suspect, 32-year-old gang member Samuel Nathan Duran, eventually surrendered after leaving a nearby house in which he had been holed up.

The felon responsible for the shootings was a wanted parolee and was already known to police having been seen riding a bike earlier in the day. His description would have been well circulated and known intimately by those tasked with hunting him down.

So why were Americans innocently driving their cars through the suburb of Roseville subjected to treatment that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Stalinist Russia, or more recently in Iraq or Afghanistan?

As we saw during the Boston bombings manhunt, in complete violation of law, police seem to believe that so long as they are hunting a potentially dangerous suspect, the Constitution is null and void, and that martial law is in effect.

The militarized lockdown of Watertown, Mass., during which heavily armed officers went door to door without search warrants terrorizing families at gunpoint and ransacking homes, led Ron Paul to observe that the manhunt was more frightening than the attack itself, saying it resembled “scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic.”

Similarly, during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, police wildly shot and injured numerous innocent people, including women, who looked nothing like Dorner.

Is this America’s future? Cops pointing guns at innocent people’s heads in the name of security? Like residents of Fallujah and Kabul, are Americans a conquered people who are presumed guilty until proven innocent? To be treated as potential murderers and terrorists by having guns aimed at their head at armed checkpoints? To be asked to show their papers?

As the photo below illustrates, even in Iraq the standard operating procedure at checkpoints is not to point guns at vehicles unless they are known to be suspect. Apparently, Americans now have even less rights than the citizens whom their empire occupies.

Source: Infowars

Cops Kills this man's dog for nothing

A video posted yesterday on YouTube shows the grisly shooting of a dog by a police officer in Hawthorne, California. 

The 130-pound, 3-year-old Rottweiler named Max was shot to death after he escaped through a window in a parked car and ran over to his master, Leon Rosby, who was being arrested for filming the scene on his phone. 

The video shows Rosby, 52, walking his dog Sunday around 7 p.m. near a house with several police squad cars parked outside. 

He is seen filming the scene in order ‘to make sure nobody’s civil rights were being violated,’ he said

Rosby is then seen talking to a pair of police officers in the distance. Hawthorne Police Lt Scott Swain said that officers were warning Rosby to turn down the music in his car.

‘It’s distracting the officers. It’s interfering with what they are able to hear,’ Lt Swain said. ‘It’s not just a party call. It’s an armed robbery call. The officers need to hear what’s going on with the people being called out of the residence. That music in his car is bleeding over and it’s distracting them.’


A neighbor who witnessed the event said they heard Rosby yell ‘It’s my (expletive) radio!’ to officers. But Rosby said that didn’t happen because as a Christian he doesn’t swear.

‘I do apologize if I didn’t immediately comply,’ Rosby said. ‘The music may have been a little loud but I was complying.’

Eventually the two officers start walking towards Rosby, who puts Max into his car where the windows are rolled down. Rosby seems to calmly walk over to the officers and turn around, volunteering himself for arrest.

As the officers put handcuffs on Rosby, the dog starts barking and manages to jump out of the car. Another police officer comes over and looks like he’s trying to grab the leash when the dog jumps up and the officer shoots him several times.

‘He literally killed my puppy I had since he was 6 weeks old,’ Rosby said.

In the video, Rosby is noticeably upset. ‘I was crying and hollering, “My dog! Max! Max!”‘

Rosby doesn’t understand why police didn’t let him go to properly secure his dog, or why they continued to arrest him after he put the dog in the car – a sign that he was leaving.

‘There was no way Max should have died like that,’ Rosby said. ‘Max was only protecting his master. He was trying to stop them from beating on me. ‘All he did was love me,’ he added.

Read more at the Daily Mail