Police Officer Accused of Assault Is City’s Highest-Paid Employee

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Abuse by police in Baltimore is criminal:

A Baltimore police officer accused of assaulting a bystander is the city’s highest-paid employee.

News outlets report Sgt. Ethan Newberg earned more than $260,000 in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

A Baltimore police officer accused of assaulting a bystander is the city’s highest-paid employee.

Newberg has been suspended without pay since his arrest in June. Body camera video shows him chasing down and arresting a pedestrian who criticized his behavior in May. The 24-year department veteran has been charged with assault, false imprisonment and misconduct.

Protests erupt after police shoot woman near Yale University

We live in terrible times. In where those entrusted to protect us are terrorizing our citizens:

Protests erupted for the fourth straight night Friday in New Haven, Connecticut, after police opened fire on a car near the Yale University campus, shooting and wounding a woman inside.

Stephanie Washington, 22, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting by an officer from Yale and another from the adjacent town of Hamden, university officials said in a statement.

“No weapons were observed at the scene,” Connecticut State Police Sgt. Dwight Washington said in a statement.

“I am so deeply sorry to the individuals who were involved that this ever occurred,” said the mayor of Hamden, Connecticut.

Abuse of Force: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by Glendale officers

Many hoped that bodycams would serve as deterrent to police brutality. It hasn’t. It continues unabated. There is no longer any doubt that we live in a police state, where the rights of law abiding citizens mean very little:

On July 27, 2017, Johnny Wheatcroft was a passenger in a silver Ford Taurus when a pair of Glendale police officers pulled in front them in a Motel 6 parking lot.

The stop was for an alleged turn signal violation.

Minutes later, Wheatcroft was handcuffed lying face down on the hot asphalt on a 108-degree day. He’d already been tased 10 times, with one officer kneeling on his back as another, Officer Matt Schneider, kicked him in the groin and pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles, according to a federal lawsuit and body camera footage obtained by ABC15.

The scene was witnessed by his 11- and 6-year-old sons.

Multiple independent law enforcement experts, who agreed to review the incident, said the officers’ conduct was unlawful, potentially criminal, and one of the most cruel and troubling cases of police misconduct they’ve ever seen.

Unarmed Teen Killed by Police Was ‘Simply Backing His Mom’s Minivan’ Out of Garage, Lawsuit Claims

Here we have another mindless example of an innocent person being blown away for no reason whatsoever. The only difference in this case: he was white. Normally it’s a black person that is shot in cold blood. We’ve seen this too often to draw the obvious conclusion. Law enforcement in America is broken. The training of police (if there is any) is all wrong. Cops are being trained as if they are going to war. Policing is not the same. That also could be the result of police coming from military backgrounds. Whatever it is, there must be change. And is typical with government, there is no one demanding that happen:

The 17-year-old was home alone when officers were called to the red-brick house to check on him after he’d allegedly threatened to harm himself on FaceTime.

…Officer Clayton Jenison allegedly “acted recklessly and deliberately” when he shot 13 times at Albers, who may not have even known police were at his home, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by his parents. The boy was “simply backing his mom’s minivan out of the family garage,” the complaint alleges.

Video shows unarmed Black man Before he is Shot dead by Texas Deputy

The beat goes on. And no one in government is raising the alarm. Black people are being regularly executed without posing a threat to the police. In fact, cops are lying quite often the person they’ve shot:

Cellphone video of a sheriff’s deputy fatally shooting an unarmed black man shows the man wandering in a Houston street with his trousers around his ankles and continuing to approach the deputy as the officer tells him to stop.

The video, obtained by the Houston Chronicle from a civilian witness, does not show the actual shooting because a car passes in front of the cellphone camera as the Harris county deputy fires a single shot.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office says the man had an object in his hand, but no weapon was recovered at the scene.

Family members identified the man as 34-year-old Danny Ray Thomas, and said he had been devastated after two of his children were killed in 2016. The children’s mother is accused of drowning them in a bathtub.

Officers were responding to reports that a man was walking in the intersection with his pants down hitting cars as he mumbled to himself.