It’s encouraging that we are seeing the people standing up to power and police abuse more than ever!
From Anarchist News:
Today, April 9th 2013, there was a riot in Edgewood, a neighborhood northeast of downtown Atlanta. The area is almost entirely residential and is about a year behind in the ongoing gentrification of Atlanta.
Around fifty people gathered for a “March Against the Police” with drums, banners, and a desire for vengeance at the playground in Edgewood Courts, an apartment complex in the back of the neighborhood. Edgewood Courts contains some of the few remaining low income housing units in Atlanta. Yesterday, the police pepper sprayed a group of kids and beat and arrested a man grieving over his lost father.
The march started off slowly — a few people started chanting All cops are bastards / Fuck the police! as drumming began. As the crowd left the complex, some people lined the streets, looking on. People walked up behind the complex toward the front of the neighborhood. As the first cop car approached, more and more people joined in. At first, the crowd seemed apprehensive about what to do, but all of a sudden something clicked. Contrary to most situations, the presence of the police did not act as a deterrent. Instead, the crowd became more excited and angry as the cops approached. A bottle was thrown at a police car and the momentum and joy picked up. What ensued was something that we will never forget. People began kicking the cop car and chased it away when it began to retreat. One pig gone. Cheers and chants filled the air as the crowd, feeling emboldened, decided to keep going.
The riot proceeded away from the Courts and the police started to put more distance between themselves and the crowd. The intensity grew as numbers swelled, fluctuating between 75 and 100+. The crowd blocked off the main entrance to the Courts, refusing to let the police drive down. What happened next could not have been anticipated.
A cop car was stopped at one of the central intersections in Edgewood. People quickly approached the squad car, even going so far as to lean in the window to shout at the cops while others banged on the side of the car. More and more people drew closer, eventually circling the car. Once it was successfully blocked and the pigs inside were intimidated, they tried to leave. The crowd joyfully sent them off with rocks, sticks, and even basketballs to speed the process. People cried out in excitement, leaping into the air for high-fives and hugs. Throughout the event not a single person made a plea for the police. It was clear the police were our common enemy.
On the way back to the apartment complex, people noticed an unmarked car coming toward the crowd up a sidestreet. People immediately responded by running toward the car and letting loose a rainstorm of pebbles, and then rocks, and then bricks. The cops threw their car into reverse and exited the area as fast as they could. Laughing, the crowd ran back down to the Courts and broke apart. A number of cop cars began circling throughout the apartments but left after people continued to throw projectiles, including a hammer, at the cops. Some kids, who had to be under 10, were even letting stones fly at cops.
All in all the police were forced to retreat 4 times — leaving the neighborhood completely. The crowd of people never backed down. An arrest occurred just outside of the neighborhood after the event; it is unclear if it is related.
There’s a war on between the Edgewood residents and the cops, and the conflict is only escalating. Anger and riotous joy is the response to frequent harrassment. The day before this event the police attempted to manage a crowd of people outside the apartment complex and were met with rowdy resistance. Three people were arrested, but not one went down easy. The cops have been upping their patrols around Edgewood recently, but tonight, there aren’t any squad cars on the street.
Mainstream Media Coverage:
“Neighbors throw bricks, hammers at police cars over alleged brutality,” WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta - http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/neighbors-throw-bricks-hammers-poli…
“APD police crusiers pummeled with bricks during protest,” 11 Alive Atlanta - http://www.11alive.com/news/article/287484/40/Police-crusiers-pummeled-w…
“Two Atlanta police cruisers hit by bricks, rocks,” CBS Atlanta - http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/21926610/two-atlanta-police-cruisers-hit…
“Protesters throw items at police cars in NE Atlanta,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/protesters-throw-items-at-police-cars…
“Residents protest physical arrest in NE Atlanta,” Fox 5 Atlanta - http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/21926137/protester
“Cop Threatens Kids With Shotgun,” CopWatch footage from March 19th shot at the Edgewood Courts Apartment, Edgewood, Atlanta, GA - http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/cop-threatens-kids-shotgun
“Poster: War in the Neighborhood,” An image to be printed as a poster to be hung around Atlanta - http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/poster-war-neighborhood
Morbid find suggests murder-obsessed gunman Adam Lanza plotted Newtown, Conn.’s Sandy Hook massacre for years –Law enforcement reportedly discovers a sickeningly thorough 7-foot-long, 4-foot-wide spreadsheet with names, body counts and weapons from previous mass murders and even attempted killings. ‘It sounded like a doctoral thesis, that was the quality of the research,’ an anonymous law enforcement veteran said. [Oh. I thought Adam Lanza 'erased his online footprint.'] 18 Mar 2013 …”We were told (Lanza) had around 500 people on this sheet,” a law enforcement veteran told me [Mike Lupica] Saturday night. “Names and the number of people killed and the weapons that were used, even the precise make and model of the weapons. It had to have taken years. It sounded like a doctoral thesis, that was the quality of the research.” The law enforcement vet attended the International Association of Police Chiefs and Colonels mid-year meeting in New Orleans last week, a conference where state police colonels share information with each other, and learn from each other. The man to whom I spoke, a tough career cop who did not wish to see his name in the newspaper, was in the room when the state cop from Connecticut spoke, said the man was well into his presentation when he began to talk of the spreadsheets that had been found at “the shooter’s” home. [See: Riddle me this: Adam Lanza, 'computer genius,' left no online footprint by Lori Price 16 Dec 2012 According to numerous media reports and witnesses, alleged Newtown, Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza was a 'genius' with computers. And yet, we are told that Lanza apparently left no online footprint. The question must be asked: Was the electronic history of Adam Lanza scrubbed? And, see: Sandy Hook Shooting 'Oddities'.]
Thanks to Legit Gov for links…
Both cops involved in shooting death of Kimani Gray, 16, in Brooklyn NY, named in previous federal lawsuits
Sgt. Mourad Mourad racked up three suits while he was a plainclothes cop on Staten Island, and Officer Jovaniel Cordova racked up two at Brooklyn’s 70th Precinct — all alleging various civil rights violations including illegal stop and search and false arrest.
The NYPD sergeant and cop involved in the fatal shooting of Brooklyn 16-year-old Kimani Gray have been named in five federal lawsuits — which cost the city a total of $215,000 in settlements, court records show.
Prosecutors later dismissed all but one of the arrests against the six plaintiffs, and the criminal cases were sealed.
Mourad and Cordova had been placed on desk duty while the NYPD and the Brooklyn district attorney’s office continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the March 9 shooting in East Flatbush that has since sparked riots. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has said Gray was shot after he pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the sergeant and cop, who had approached a group of youths on the street.
A woman who told the Daily News she witnessed the shooting from her apartment window said Gray did not have a gun in his hand. But she previously told Internal Affairs investigators she couldn’t see what the kids were doing “from the angle I was at.”
The settlements in the prior cases ranged from $20,000 to $92,500, with no admission of wrongdoing by the city.
“Our clients’ interactions with Sgt. Mourad and Officer Cordova expose a disturbing pattern of unconstitutional and aggressive stop-and-frisk practices,” said lawyer Brett Klein, who filed four of the five suits.
“In each case, Mourad and Cordova attempted to cover up their misconduct by falsifying and fabricating evidence.”
The suits are:
• Derek Franks received a $92,500 settlement for a suit against Mourad and other unidentified cops, alleging he was illegally stopped and frisked on May 7, 2007. He spent four months in Rikers Island until charges were dropped.
• Andre Maraj and Dary Harville each received $22,500 settlements, which alleged they were falsely arrested by Mourad and others. Harville claimed he was “slammed” into a car.
• Jontel Sebbern received $20,000 stemming from his arrest after a car stop. He was ordered out of the car by Mourad and others, who frisked him and pulled his pants and underwear.
“You can take me to the precinct but you’re not going in my underwear here,” Sebbern told the cops, says the complaint.
• Peter Owusu pocketed $22,500 for the “emotional distress” he suffered as a result of a car stop and arrest by Cordova. Owusu claims he was placed facedown in a puddle and handcuffed. He later pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
• Steve Morency got $35,000 after accusing Cordova of an illegal stop inside an E. 17th St. building. Morency claimed he was punched in the face and needed three stitches to close a cut above his eye.
Klein said Mourad racked up the suits when he was assigned to an aggressive anti-crime unit.
Both Mourad and Cordova had each been involved in a previous shooting, which were deemed to be within department guidelines.
“None of these civil claims were tried, and the officers were not found to have engaged in any wrongdoing. The decision to settle should not be held against them. The settlements were not large by legal standards, as they included attorney’s fees,” said city lawyer Muriel Goode-Trufant.
Yesterday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department showed some of Dorner’s weapons to the media.
For a guy that was allegedly anti-gun, Dorner sure had a good selection of weapons, which an average Joe probably wouldn’t be able to afford.
The AR style or M4 style rifle costs between $1,000 to $1,500 plus the rail system. The suppressor can cost around $1,500 with the special tax.
The bolt action rifle is a Remington 700 or M700, which is the civilian equivalent of the Army’s M-24 sniper rifle and the Marines’ M-40 sniper rifle system.
The M700 rifle is typically not sold in stores with all those add-on’s. If this rifle really belonged to Dorner, he spent some serious money to upgrade it:
– Suppressor $1,500 including the special tax
– Scope/rail system $500 to $1,000 depending on the brand
– Detachable magazine system about $300
– The stock may be synthetic or fiberglass which is anywhere from $300-$800
– The rifle itself may be at least $500.
So you’re looking at a rifle that costs anywhere between $2,500 to $3,500 -that’s a whole month’s salary for a cop or a military officer… kind of expensive (unless he acquired them by some other means). Also, a guy that puts one of these rifles together really knows his stuff, which contradicts Mark Fuhrman’s claim that Dorner didn’t know anything about guns.
Also notice the M700 is missing the bolt knob (which would make it somewhat awkward to cycle a round). Dorner (again, if the rifle was really his) was probably in the middle of upgrading the knob with a Badger Ordnance-type tactical knob. This requires expert level machining skills.
Video of Marine Snipers training foreign troops, using the M-40 rifle:
That’s so Raven star RONDELL SHERIDAN was scared to go out in public while fugitive Christopher Dorner was on the loose because the actor was told he bears a striking resemblance to the dangerous cop killer.
The Los Angeles Police Department launched a massive manhunt last week (03Feb13) for former police officer Dorner, who was wanted on suspicion of fatally shooting a couple, killing a cop and leaving another officer injured.
He engaged in a vicious gun battle with cops at a mountain cabin in San Bernardino, California on Tuesday (12Feb13) which ended in the building burning to the ground, and Sheridan was relieved to hear the body found there was identified as Dorner’s.
The actor, who played Victor Baxter in the Disney sitcom, admits he noticed people giving him strange looks after the manhunt for Dorner began and he became nervous about going out in public. He tells TMZ.com, “Honestly I know it’s nothing to laugh about, but I will admit I was a little nervous flying to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) last Sunday. I was like ‘Are people checking me out cause I was on TV or cause I look like that guy everybody’s looking for?’”
Rondell claims the confusion even led to his picture being featured on an “RIP Chris Dorner” page on Facebook.com instead of the face of the accused killer.
DORNER MANHUNT; Perjurer Mark Fuhrman Claims Dorner NOT Highly Trained & NOT Good With Guns, Contradicting Dorner’s Iraq War & Navy Experience
Mark Fuhrman still doesn’t know when to keep his yapper shut.
It sure makes you wonder how such a “poorly trained” person, who was also “not good with guns”, could have possibly made it through the Iraq War, stayed employed with the US Navy (until the LAPD got him fired), and somehow managed to do so well in shootouts with Fuhrman’s beloved LAPD?
2013.2.13 PSYOP FAIL?, Former LAPD Detective Says Christopher Dorner Is A Dork Who Can Barely Use A Gun (Interviews Mark Fuhrman; Rick Heltebrake Describes Dorner Coming Out Of The Woods Wearing Camo Gear & Taking His Truck) (FOX News, youtube.com):
Now that’s HUGE! Former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman interviewed by Fox News’ anchor Megyn Kelly contradicts the whole “high-trained-rogue-cop” story and says Christopher Dorner is a dork who’s barely trained by LAPD and feels uncomfortable with guns.
“Well Megyn, when you look at his career at LAPD you can certainly see that he barely had enough training on LAPD and experience to
rob[should say "go out in"- Joel] a police car himself. He had problems in the Academy from day one, we didn’t see any of the… or otherwise describe the problems he had in the Academy. He had an accident with the discharge of a firearm in the Academy, he shot himself in the hand, had a two-day suspension… We look at the videos of training, he looks kinda like a dork, he doesn’t feel comfortable with weapons, we can see it in the way he handles himself(…)”
by Scott Creighton
They are claiming they found a wallet next to or on the charred body in the San Bernardino cabin that was set on fire last night by the cops and the wallet is that of Christopher Dorner. Problem with that is that his wallet with badge and photo ID had been found last week by a bus driver and turned into the cops who’s manhunt “command post” just happened to be right across the street from the cabin.
“He never emerged from the ruins, and hours later a charred body was found in the basement of the burned cabin along with a wallet and personal items, including a California driver’s license with the name Christopher Dorner, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.”AP 4 hours ago
2:20 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7: A shuttle bus driver turns in a wallet with an LAPD badge and a picture ID of Dornerto San Diego police. The wallet was found fewer than five miles from the boat, near San Diego International Airport. AP Dorner Timeline
“Police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to helicopters equipped with high-tech search equipment in their manhunt for a revenge-seeking ex-cop. They had no idea he was so close, possibly holed up in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post.” AP 4 hours ago
The fire burned everything in the cabin except the wallet and driver’s license or they burned up the wrong guy and someone went over and got a piece of evidence and dropped it on the floor?
DORNER MANHUNT; Liberal Media Suggests Drone Killing Dorner, Promotes EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLING Of ‘Suspect’ Deemed ‘DOMESTIC TERRORIST’
Christopher Dorner has been deemed a “Domestic Terrorist”, and many in the so called “Liberal” media are calling for him to be killed by drone strike, without a trial (ie, extrajudicial killing), and they add, “why not just kill him?”
CNN first made a statement floating the idea of using a drone to kill Dorner… then the fake Liberal “Young Turks” decided to discuss this in great detail and, after acting so concerned about such an idea, they basically seem to conclude that it sounds like a good idea!!
To drone or not to drone, that is not the question… the concern here is that they are deeming Christopher Dorner a “Domestic Terrorist” and therefore they can kill him… WITH NO DUE PROCESS!!!!!!!!!!!
Being deemed a “Domestic Terrorist” theoretically means Dorner no longer has any Constitutional Rights… this is a very DANGEROUS and horrible precedent.
Today the so called “Liberal” British newspaper “The Guardian” has proven my point in spades (and only a mindless British serf (subject) could come up with this kind of judicial logic). These people are dangerously stupid, or they’re being told to write this garbage. Here are some choice excerpts (emphasis mine):
Here’s my question: if the surveillance drones detect his location, should the lives of law
enforcement agents be risked, along with other civilians, in an attempt to apprehend
this highly-trained warrior? Why shouldn’t an armed drone instead be immediately
dispatched once his location is ascertained and simply kill him?
For those of you who believe it’s possible to know someone’s guilt without a trial, there
is very little doubt about his guilt. Nobody has contested the authenticity of the
confession posted in his name, nor the threats of further killing. He admitted and
justified the killings on his Facebook entry. [No one has ever hacked, jacked, or created a fake Facebook account!!!! - Joel]
For those of you who believe there is a clear definition of “terrorism”, Dorner meets it
easily. LAPD chief Charlie Beck today said that Dorner was engaging in “domestic
terrorism”. That’s because he has not only threatened to kill random LAPD officers but
also their children and family members in order to terrorize the department into
publicly apologizing to him. He vowed to wage what he called “unconventional and
asymmetrical warfare” in pursuit of his goal. As intended, the entire community is in
terror. If that’s not “domestic terrorism” under the conventional defintion (sic), then nothing is.
Instead, suppose the LAPD locates Dorner in a cabin in a remote area of the California
wilderness, just sitting alone watching television. Why should they possibly risk the lives
of police officers to apprehend him? Why would anyone care if this terrorist’s rights are
protected? What’s the argument for not simply killing him the moment he’s located?
Given that everyone seems certain of his guilt [Trial by media? - Joel], that he’s threatened further killings of innocents, that he declared himself at “war”, and that the risk from capturing him would be high, what danger is created by simply shooting a Hellfire missile wherever he’s
Or suppose that, as feared, he makes his way into Mexico. What’s the objection to
sending an armed drone to killing him there? [Um, because it's a different sovereign country???? - Joel]
The impetus for my asking is obviously the widespread support for killing US citizen
Anwar Awlaki without a trial or charges based on suspicions of guilt: it’s far from clear
that apprehending Awlaki would have been infeasible, and Dorner poses at least as
much risk to Americans as Awlaki did, almost certainly more so. But leave that aside:
independent of comparisons to any other case, including Awlaki, what would be wrong
or dangerous, if anything, about simply droning this domestic Terrorist to death even in
the absence of lethal resistance? What would be the harm from doing that? What are the
reasons not to, if any?
2013.2.11 Should An Armed Drone Be Dispatched To Kill Christopher Dorner? (guardian.co.uk):
2013.2.8 CNN; Should We Use Drones In America? (CNN, TheYoungTurks, youtube.com):
CNN’s Erin Burnett asked whether or not law enforcement should use drones as they try to fine former cop turned revenge killer, Christopher Dorner. Is this what it’s come to? Are drone attacks abroad so normalized that we can honestly ask if drones would be a good idea to use domestically? Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore (TYT Comedy) and Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies) discuss Burnett’s question and its implications.
David Perdue was on his way to sneak in some surfing before work Thursday morning when police flagged him down. They asked who he was and where he was headed, then sent him on his way.
Seconds later, Perdue’s attorney said, a Torrance police cruiser slammed into his pickup and officers opened fire; none of the bullets struck Perdue.
His pickup, police later explained, matched the description of the one belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner — the ex-cop who has evaded authorities after allegedly killing three and wounding two more. But the pickups were different makes and colors. And Perdue looks nothing like Dorner: He’s several inches shorter and about a hundred pounds lighter. And Perdue is white; Dorner is black.
“I don’t want to use the word buffoonery but it really is unbridled police lawlessness,” said Robert Sheahen, Perdue’s attorney. “These people need training and they need restraint.”
LOS ANGELES — “Anger Management” star Charlie Sheen released an online video urging an ex-cop accused of three killings to call him, after the actor was named in the man’s chilling online manifesto.
Police are hunting for Christopher Dorner, a 33-year-old disgruntled former LA Police Department officer who threatened to go on a murder spree against police and their families to avenge his sacking five years ago.
In a rambling online statement — in which Dorner threatened “unconventional and asymmetrical warfare” against the LAPD — he at one point describes Sheen as “effin’ awesome.”
Sheen — who was fired from the hit US sitcom “Two and a Half Men” in 2011 and has a long history of hard partying and scandal — addressed Dorner directly in a brief video posted at TMZ.com.
“Christopher Dorner? Charlie Sheen,” the actor says. “You mentioned me in your manifesto, so thank you for your kind words.