Friday Follies: It's A Police Brutality Trifecta!

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It isn't every day that three stories cross your desk within hours or even minutes of each other, all of them involving Orange County cops beating the hell out of people, or as the case may be, killing them. And oh yeah: getting sued for their troubles, too. 

Where to begin? With the the mother of the man shot by Anaheim cops suing the city? Maybe Santa Ana paying $2.45 million to the family of a woman shot dead by a police officer who has a record of shooting and ramming a man with his cruiser. Or maybe the city of Buena Park settling a lawsuit against three cops who roughed up a visitor to Knott's Scary Farm

From the top, then...

According to a story yesterday by CBS, Maria Lopez has just sued Anaheim over the Aug. 16 death of her son, David Raya. At the time, Raya was on parole and hiding out at his girlfriend's place, when cops showed up looking for him. He ran, and according to the claim filed by attorney Richard P. Herman, who is also suing Anaheim over the Dec. 11, 2009 fatal shooting of Cesar Cruz, the cops shot him in the back three times, killing him. 

Next we go to Buena Park, where the city has just settled a lawsuit filed by Brian Love, who was allegedly beaten up by three cops on Halloween Haunt Night 2010. Although he was arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, he was acquitted of those charges and according to a press release by his lawyers, the city just settled his suit for a confidential sum.

And finally we have Santa Ana paying out $2.45 million to the family of Susie Young Kim, an Irvine mom who led cops on a "30-minute chase with her baby in the back seat," according to the Orange County Register. Looking into the incident, the Register discovered that the same officer who shot Kim had rammed Jose Guzman Candilla against a wall with his police cruiser in the parking lot of a Norm's Restaurant north of downtown in 2007. The cop also apparently shot a dog in an unrelated incident. Woof!





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Danielle Russell
Danielle Russell

A Badge ... . Attitude adjustment ... News? I see we aren't the only country with Police problems. Good ol' United States. Police state coming soon.

peace ocweekly!

MalikKing
MalikKing

On March 9, 2011 several Police brutally ordered a K-9 to attack an unarmed, California Registered (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The California Highway Patrol in Orange County then attempted to cover up the incident.Malik King, a reportedly "LVN since the age of nineteen" and California Registered Nurse since twenty three years of age, is said to have initially attempted to steal a car. Later it was found he was the owner of that Mercedes. What ensued next on the part of several officers goes well beyond the bounds of simply trying to subdue their suspect. The several police officers ordered a police K-9 to attack him while he was still fastened in his seat-belt, tasered multiple times while the K-9 attack continued for over one minute and thirty seconds, then hand cuffed, slammed to the ground, hog tied, beat and kicked in the head until unconscious. He was then taken to jail, accused of multiple felonies, and had to pay $50,000 for bail. Despite witnesses and the clear brutality of the beating, tasering, and ordered dog attack, California Highway patrol allowed several officers to remain active and attempted a cover-up. Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully "unreasonable" or "excessive". By signing this petition you agree that "unreasonable" or "excessive force" was used on Malik A. King on March 9, 2011 in California Orange County.The beating of Mr. King is sickening and disturbing. The police involved in the beating and cover up must be brought to justice. Tell Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to thoroughly investigate and prosecute the officers involved in the brutality of Malik A. King,LVN,RN.http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeac...

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It seems that various community groups have criticized police brutality. These groups often stress the need for oversight by independent citizen review boards and other methods of ensuring accountability for police action.

simondelao
simondelao

Shooting a crazy Korean is fine. I'm more pissed off he shot a dog, not a dog-eater

Joe
Joe

Just our Hero's at work is all................

DubV
DubV

Then people wonder why people say FTP...

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