(Amy B Wang) At first, Kenneth Walton thought the Arizona state trooper following him and his 7-year-old daughter wanted to warn him of a broken taillight.
They were in a rental car, on a stretch of Interstate 40 between Las Vegas and Flagstaff, Ariz., on what was supposed to be a fun Grand Canyon vacation. It was dark, and Walton knew he hadn’t been speeding, so — not thinking much of it — he pulled over on an off-ramp, rolled down his driver’s side window and waited.
That’s when things went “terribly awry,” according to the San Francisco man’s account of what happened last Thursday.
“Tonight, I was arrested at gunpoint by an Arizona highway patrol officer who threatened to shoot me in the back (twice) in front of my 7-year-old daughter,” Walton wrote on Facebook, hours after the incident. “For a moment, I was certain he was going to kill me for no reason. I’m alive, and I need to share the story.”
Greg C.: You can watch from across the street but you can’t push up on police doing their jobs. We can’t second guess police officers from doing their jobs. We can demand that they be held liable for their actions if they break the law.
Rayn: Just “doing their job”… Sure… And, so were the Nazis…
“Just. Doing. [Their]. Job.”
The Arkansas State representative, Mr. John Walker, who was originally recording the police encounter from across the street, was approached by two officers, who then engaged in the federal crime of “witness tampering,” by harassing, intimidating, attempting to use corrupt persuasion, and engaging in misleading conduct, in order to pressure Mr. Walker into ceasing his ac of publicly recording. The officers claimed that Mr. Walker was video recording the police encounter to “provoke” officers, and also claimed Mr. Walker to be a “race baiter.” And, even as the police officers originally stated to Mr. Walker that there were two men being detained, before walking away from him, they admitted that anyone inside of the pulled-over car wasn’t visible, because the windows were darkened.
Meanwhile, when Mr. Walker came closer to the scene, it quickly become apparent that he only did so in order to film the faces of the two men from the car that were being detained by police, as one was still inside the car, and unable to be seen from his original vantage point – even by police admission. With this action, he was then FALSELY arrested under the ludicrous charge of “obstruction of a governmental operation.” Yet, according to law, “a person is guilty of obstructing governmental operations when he intentionally obstructs, impairs or hinders the performance of a governmental function by using or threatening to use violence, force or physical interference.” Mr. Walker did not, IN ANY WAY, physically interfere with the activities of the officers. He didn’t touch them, nor did he come between them and the car they were surrounding, nor did he come between them and the two men from the car that they were detaining. He certainly didn’t “PUSH UP” on the officers, by ANY definition of the term.(Click Here to Continue Reading This Post) →
(Kelly W. Patterson) Newly released information reveals that two cops from Georgia recently lost their jobs after making racist posts, in which they joked and even bragged about targeting black drivers. Deputy Brant Gaither was fired on July 25th and Deputy Jeremy Owens was forced to resign on July 26th. Both had worked for the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department. They also both worked on a special unit of Road Pirates that was assigned to generate revenue in the area between Savannah and Brunswick on Interstate 95.
(Carlos Miller) The Mississippi cop who left her 3-year-old daughter in her patrol car for four hours while visiting another cop at his home last week, resulting in the toddler’s death, was temporarily stripped of custody last year after leaving her daughter in the car in a previous incident.
But Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker persuaded the state Department of Human Services to return her child, only for her to do it again 18 months later.
Barker has since been charged with manslaughter for allowing her daughter, Cheyenne, Hyer, to die in her patrol car. She turned herself in, but was released within an hour, under much criticism from the local sheriff and media.