Thursday, November 20, 2014

CHECKMATE JUSTICE: Disgusting Police 'Probe'

The first in a new series of commentaries, CHECKMATE JUSTICE, is available now at:



In each post, real-world cases of police brutality will be addressed in unique ways by the fictional Checkmate team of black ops assassins featured in "The Permit."

What Would Checkmate Do?

Monday, November 17, 2014

RESTORE HONOR Series

The 5th commentary in a "Restore Honor" series is now available at:

Police Unions' Arrogance Breeds Violence

It exposes how St. Louis-area police unions' single-minded campaign to exonerate Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in August, could fuel another round of deadly violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

Federal, state and local officials are gravely concerned that a new outbreak of violence could spread to other cities that also have suffered from egregious shootings by killer-cops. If that happens, arrogant police union leaders must share responsibility for any deaths and destruction of property.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

COPS TAKE BRUTALITY HOME

As of Oct. 1, 2014, this and "The Erik B. Scott Memorial" blogs have been moved to www.williambscott.com

The latest post is at: Cops Take Brutality Home

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMERICAN COPS' KILLER CULTURE (Reposted from barelyablog.com)


           by Ilana Mercer

American Cops’ Killer Culture

CRIME,CRIMINAL INJUSTICE,IMMIGRATION,LAW
Police need to be put in their place. Stripping them of their green camouflage outfits, armored vehicles and machine guns and equipping them all with a dashcam is a start. “Scrap the federal subsidy programs for municipal police departments that gives them the second-hand military hardware from Tikrit and Kandahar,” counsels Mark Steyn, “and replace it with one that ensures every patrol car has a camera.”
The truth of the matter is that the culture of US cops is that of a craven disregard for American lives.
… when the police are dressed like combat troops, it’s not a fashion faux pas, it’s a fundamental misunderstanding of who they are. Forget the armored vehicles with the gun turrets, forget the faceless, helmeted, anonymous Robocops, and just listen to how these “policemen” talk. Look at the video as they’re arresting the New York Times and Huffington Post reporters. Watch the St Louis County deputy ordering everyone to leave, and then adding: “This is not up for discussion.”
Really? You’re a constable. You may be carrying on like the military commander of an occupying army faced with a rabble of revolting natives, but in the end you’re a constable. And the fact that you and your colleagues in that McDonald’s are comfortable speaking to your fellow citizens like this is part of the problem. The most important of the “nine principles of good policing” (formulated by the first two commissioners of the Metropolitan Police in 1829 and thereafter issued to every officer joining the force) is a very simple one: The police are the public and the public are the police. Not in Ferguson. Long before the teargassing begins and the bullets start flying, the way these guys talk is the first indication of how the remorseless militarization has corroded the soul of American policing.
Which brings us back to the death of Michael Brown. Let’s assume for the sake of argument that everything the police say about this incident is correct. In that case, whether or not the fatal shooting of Mr Brown is a crime, it’s certainly a mistake. When an unarmed shoplifter* in T-shirt and shorts with a five-buck cigar box in one hand has to be shot dead, you’re doing it wrong.
American police have grown too comfortable with the routine use of lethal force. To reprise a few statistics I cited three months ago:
So the biggest government in the free world chooses not to keep statistics on how many people get shot by law enforcement. So be it. It does keep figures on “justifiable homicide”, which it defines as “the killing of a felon by a law enforcement official in the line of duty”. When is a police homicide not “justifiable”? Ah, well. At any rate, for 2012, the corpse count was 410.
By comparison, for the years 2012 and 2013 in England and Wales:
‘No fatal police shootings.’
In the Netherlands:
‘The average for the last 35 years is three dead and 15 injured…’
In Germany, a nation of 80 million people, police in 2011 fatally shot six persons. In Denmark, police shot 11 people in 11 years, and this was felt to be so disturbing that the National Police Commissioner held an inquiry into why his cops had gotten so trigger-happy. In Australia, 41 people were shot by police in eight years, and the then Justice Minister Amanda Vanstone … thought that that was too high. In Iceland, police have fatally shot just one suspect. That’s one guy in the entire history of the country. He was killed by police last December.
So comparisons between the kill rates from American police and those of other developed nations aren’t worth bothering with. Indeed, the “justifiable homicides” of US cops are more like the total murder count for other advanced societies:
In Oz, the total number of murders per year is about 270, so a nation of 23 million would have to increase by 50 per cent to commit as many homicides as American law enforcement. In Canada, whose urban police departments have absorbed certain American practices, a dozen or so people get shot dead by cops each year, which is again somewhat short of the US rate. Indeed, that 2012 “justifiable homicide” figure of 410 compares to a total Canadian homicide count for 2011 of 598. In other words, in America 120,000 or so full-time law enforcement officers rack up the same number of homicides as about 24 million Canadians.
That strikes me as on the high side.
In Ferguson, both parties agree that the first shot was fired from inside the car. The rest were fired by the officer when he’d got out of the car, with Chief Jackson conceding there could have been ten bullets fired. For purposes of comparison:
In 2011 the German police fired 85 bullets. That’s all of them. The entire police force. The whole country. Eighty-five bullets in one year. That’s seven bullets per month. One bullet for every million German citizens.
So the Ferguson PD used as many bullets on Michael Brown as the Polizei used on ten million Germans. But, by American standards, that’s relatively restrained. The same year as those German figures – 2011 – the Miami PD blew through the Polizei’s annual bullet allowance on just one traffic incident:
Police killed Raymond Herisse, 22, of Boynton Beach in a barrage of gunfire after they said he refused an order to pull over while speeding down a crowded Collins Avenue in his Hyundai…
Twelve officers – from Miami Beach and Hialeah – unleashed more than 100 rounds at Herisse, police said. The hail of bullets also struck and wounded three bystanders.
By comparison, those 85 German bullets per annum were aimed somewhat more precisely …
That’s to say, of those 85 bullets, 49 were warning shots. America no longer does “the warning shot”. But whatever happened to “the shot”? With the 36 non-warning bullets fired by German police that year, they killed six people and wounded fifteen. That’s a bullet-and-three-quarters per target. Whether shooting to kill or to disable, they’re trying to do it with a single shot. American policing takes a third of Germany’s annual bullet allowance just to off a dog:
In July, three officers fired 26 shots at a pit bull that had bitten a chunk out of an officer’s leg in a Bronx apartment building. And there have been other episodes: in 1995, in the Bronx, officers fired 125 bullets during a bodega robbery, with one officer firing 45 rounds.
Just what happened on Saturday is still being investigated. Police experts, however, suggested in interviews yesterday that contagious shooting played a role in a fatal police shooting in Queens Saturday morning. According to the police account, five officers fired 50 shots at a bridegroom who, leaving his bachelor party at a strip club, twice drove his car into a minivan carrying plainclothes police officers investigating the club.
The bridegroom, Sean Bell, who was to be married hours later, was killed, and two of his friends were wounded, one critically.
Three months ago I asked this question:
Are American civilians so different from Europeans or Aussies or Kiwis or Canadians that they have to be policed as if they’re cornered rebels in an ongoing civil war?
A startling number of American readers wrote to say, with remarkable insouciance, that the US could not afford the luxury of First World policing. Large tracts of America had too many illegal immigrants, drug gangs, racial grievances, etc. Maybe. But the problem is that, increasingly, this is the only style of law enforcement America’s police culture teaches – not only for the teeming favelas, but for the leafy suburbs and the rural backwaters and the college-town keg party, too. … MORE.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

INTERVIEWS & DEATH THREATS

Interview

Link to a NewsmaxTV "Midpoint" interview today: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIVr_uZ-6B4&list=UUx6h-dWzJ5NpAlja1YsApdg

We discussed Erik's execution, the fact that rogue/outlaw killer-cops now constitute a dangerous domestic terrorist threat, why "The Permit" was written, and how law enforcement's lies and cover-ups have undermined Americans' trust, sparking riots in Ferguson, MO.





Death Threats

After doing an interview on "The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction With Pete Wichert" Internet radio show on Wed., 20 Aug., the host received a number of sinister phone calls throughout the night. 

The voice-altered caller threatened the lives of Pete Wichert, two of his other guests, and yours truly. The caller said, "William B. Scott will be lucky to be alive long enough...to get on 'Infowars,' because he spoke about his son's murder."

Pete's theory: My account of Erik's murder-by-cop might have "upset" the Cleveland Mob or a venal, die-hard police union. Pete said the caller repeatedly warned that "Scott had better keep his mouth shut." Evidently, the worst vitriol was focused on an Infowars reporter, Joe Biggs, and ol' man Scott. 


Joe's on-camera interview, earlier this week, showed a St. Ann, MO, cop, Lt. Jay Albers, pointing an AR-15 rifle at Joe and yelling, "I'll f****** kill you!" The video was carried by Fox News and other TV networks, and resulted in Lt. Albers being "suspended indefinitely," according to a statement released by the St. Ann Police Department.

Evidently, the caller demanded that I stop recounting the story of my son's murder at the hands of William "Curley Joe" Mosher. It's annoying police officers, who blindly, desperately hang onto the ridiculous, false narrative spun by Las Vegas Metro PD's chief cover-up architect, Captain Patrick Neville.

Upon advice of a retired sheriff and a couple of police officer friends, I reported the death threats to appropriate authorities. Personally, I think the caller's a sick, warped nutcase holed up in his mom's basement. Rest assured, though, all threatened parties are taking protective precautions.

Finally, please note these latest, shocking statistics about killer-cops throughout America:

At least 700 people have been killed by U.S. police, since January 1, 2014.
At least 1449 have been killed since May 1, 2013.
At least 1087 were killed May 1, 2013 - May 1, 2014.

Source: Police reports via corporate news reports.