A father in Bonneville County, Idaho protects his son after police illegally detain the child.
“Officers Joseph Murphy, 26, and Jose Ocasio, 28, were charged Monday with assault, accused of beating up Tyre Davis, 17, outside a police station house Feb. 18.” The teen’s crime? Laughing after one of the officers stepped in dog feces. Full story here.
(Attribution: New York Daily News)
Here is the story of Ikenna Njoku, a 28-year old construction worker from Auburn, Washington. When he recieved a rebate check from the IRS, Njoku signed up to have the rebate deposited directly into his Chase Bank account. But when the IRS rebate arrived, there was a problem. Chase had closed Njoku’s account because of overdrawn checks in the past. The bank deducted $600 to cover what he owed them and mailed him a cashier’s check for the difference–$8,463.21… Njoku showed up at the Chase branch near his house intending to cash the check… which had Njoku’s name and address on it and was issued by JP Morgan Chase. But the Chase Customer Banker who handles large checks at the Auburn branch said the check looked fake, so she took it, along with Njoku’s driver license and credit card, and called Bank Support. Auburn police arrested him for forgery – a felony crime. Njoku was taken to jail on June 24, 2010, which was a Thursday. The next day, Chase Special Investigations, realized it was a mistake. The check was legitimate. The Investigator called Auburn Police and left a message with the detective handling the case, but it was her day off. So Njoku stayed in jail for the entire weekend. Finally, on Monday, he was released. Njoku’s car had been towed from the bank parking lot and his check seized as evidence. Njoku says he didn’t have the money to pay the impound fees and fines to get his car back before it was sold. He said he also lost his job because he didn’t show up for work while he was in jail.
(Attribution: King 5 News)
Quartzsite, AZ – The Mayor is challenged under a recall election beginning next month. Accusations have been made. The city council is persecuting the Mayor for giving the people a voice. The Chief of Police is also involved in the scandal.
Jennifer Jones is given the floor at a city council meeting open to the public. While she is speaking the council realizes she’s about to air their dirty laundry and quickly beckons their henchman to cart her off.
The Mayor steps in and says Jones has been recognized to speak and has not violated the council’s rules, but the council ignores him and has the woman removed even as the Mayor continues to contest. The police officers ignore the Mayor of the city and remove the woman. It’s obvious who those cops work for, and it’s not the people.
Below is footage of an NYPD officer brutalizing someone he has apprehended. But the cop’s fellow officer decides to take a stand against the brutality. We salute this brave and courageous officer.
A few weeks ago, we brought you this story from New Castle, PA, in which a police dog died after an officer left it locked in a hot car. Now there is a similar case being reported in Texas, in which yet another police dog died horribly after its “partner” left it unattended in a sweltering vehicle.
“Sometimes Texas courts have ruled a dog’s death in a hot car as cruelty, depending on circumstances, including time of year. Dallas had its own tragedy in 2004 when a German Shepherd, Queno, was left in a police car. It has since introduced an alarm system alerting drivers of a hot car, including paging them.”
(Attribution: CBS DFW)