Police in Sacramento Beat an Unarmed, Restrained Man to Death

Police beating SacramentoSadly we have yet another troubling incident with police.. This time we have cell phone videos showing officers restraining an unarmed man who attempted to barricade himself in a store.. He’s shown being restrained by one officer, while another officer with a heavy baton beats him at least 10 times.. The man became unresponsive and later died.. The officers who remain unidentified are on administrative paid leave..

This troubling video comes two weeks after 8 Kern County Sheriffs beat an unarmed man named David Silva to death. An autopsy was released the other day saying the man died from a heart attack and not the beatings by 8 officers.. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of excuse is used for this beating in Sacramento..

All this comes on the heels of police officers shooting 26 year old Amos G Smith 8 times in the back of the head right here in the Bay Area.. This took place in Union City which is 20 miles south of Oakland..You can read about that HERE

I’ll say this as I did in the past, folks who organize around this need to push to make sure whenever there is allegations of police terrorism and abuse that there is a department completely separated from law enforcement that does the investigation.. That means the DA, the Coroner etc are not in the loop in any way.. Police routinely work with these individuals and departments and thus the relationships seem to compromise any sort of objectivity…

Also folks especially in Cali need to push and push hard to end the Policeman’s Bill of Rights which give cops damn near immunity to anything they do.. It keeps their names hidden from the public as well as their records.. So in the case of the 8 officers who beat the man to death in Kern County or the 6 officers who shot at two women delivering newspapers 100 while they were searching for renegade officer Christopher Dorner or in this recent incident in Sacramento, we have no way of knowing if they have history of abuse.. The Policeman’s Bill of Rights keep that hidden..The PBOR was enhanced and made more airtight last year..

As we close out its important to keep a close eye and hold these public servants who we give a badge and a gun accountable..While we have these disturbing incidents of brutality, we also have abuse of power as we are now seeing was the case with Boston Police, who everyone hailed after the Boston Marathon Bombing.. people cheered and toasted these officers for their work, while never questioning why they used 9 thousand officers to go searching door to door for one 19-year-old kid door to door..

We are now discovering that the elite unite within Boston Police known as BRIC.. were busy surveilling peace activists and anti-war demonstrators and wound up ignoring warnings about the two brothers, one who was on a terror list.. They became obsessed with with smashing down on citizens doing peaceful protest to the tune of millions of dollars versus following up on serious threats..In fact one of the people the Boston Police kept spying on wound up being a hero who helped saved lives during the bombing. His name is Carlos Arredondo a well known activist in the area.. Read about that HERE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UroBoZiLWs0

Below is the newscast and report of the 8 deputy sheriffs beating a man to death..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4Ka72Z7E_Y

Comments

  1. The irony of surveying a hero…ouch. :(

  2. Disturbing.
    Looks like he got choked out.
    If asphyxiation; I would proceed with homicide charges.

    26 yrs ago. I was in a holding facility being interrogated having my hands handcuffed
    with an investigator having his hand around my neck and shoving my head backwards into the wall. At that time their were no cell phones with cameras. There were rooms with no windows. I knew I was going to be ok because he was in front of me even handcuffed he was never ever going to get behind me; at the time I also I had a very large frame neck and shoulders which helped.
    This video is telling because if you get behind or on top of someones neck like that for we don’t khnow how long – his air my be hindering. The baton blows were nothing in comparison-other than bitchaseddness.

    For all you youngsters you never ever want someone on top of your backside especially around the neck. Do not scuffle or resist to where you will be thrown down and cuffed. If you are going to kind of resist keep everything directly in front of you.

  3. hot post man

  4. OK Dred,
    I hear ya; adding my 2 cents,

    Peace ,
    Nick

  5. i dont know what to sya

  6. I don’t think they can get ouf ot this one (RED)

  7. Fuck the police

  8. maribella1 says:

    IF people would not get into drugs and criminal behavior they wouldn’t even be involved with the police

  9. @Maribella1 What world do you live in?

  10. damn shame.

  11. I also would like to know what world Maribella 1 lives in. It certainly isn’t Sacramento.

  12. gurupolak says:

    Anyone who works for police is a gangster in uniform. They are former street killers employed by the system now killing “legally.”

  13. Fk tha police…peace to man, woman and child. HOLLA IF YA HEAR ME…

  14. Reblogged this on 24 Hours Peace and commented:
    In case it didn’t already make local news

  15. Dang shame

  16. Have there been any updates on this incident? Charges. . .

  17. Reblogged this on 21st Century Theater and commented:
    Another terrorist strike

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