Or, alternate title: “Hey dumbass citizen…shut your pie-hole unless you were there for the whole thing.”
This story comes out of Post Falls, Idaho, about an officer-involved shooting of a perp after a high-speed pursuit. The officers involved were cleared of any wrong-doing, and the shooting was deemed justified. From ‘The Spokesman Review:’
Two Post Falls police officers and and Idaho State Police corporal were justified when they shot a fugitive to death in March during a chase that ended in a cul-de-sac in Hayden, authorities concluded this week.
Video from a police cruiser’s dashboard camera released Friday shows Justin Earl Nicholas Todd, 33, strike Idaho State Police Cpl. Michael Thomas Keys with a car before Keys and Post Falls police Officers Aaron Ogle and Bradley Johnson opened fire.
Todd, who died at the scene, was shot 10 times. Johnson fired 16 shots, Ogle fired one and Keys three.
Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall concluded this week that no criminal charges will be filed because the officers’ use of force was lawful.
If you have ever visited Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, you may have seen anesthesiologist Dr. Zachary Bird.
Bird was arrested Sunday morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, he was driving on State Road 417 near Curry Ford Road when he almost hit a trooper.
Troopers said they found $54,000 in cash on him, along with pills and some kind of liquid. The report states that a trooper could smell alcohol on the doctor’s breath and that the tags on his BMW had expired.
A camera in the patrol car recorded Bird beating his head against the car and yelling at the troopers.
“You officers are stealing my money out of my car!”
His head bloodied, he asked to be taken to the hospital. As the camera continues to record the incident, one can hear a trooper say, “He spit on me. He got blood on me.”
Sometimes video cameras can be a very good thing. This fool doesn’t deserve to keep his medical license. What an idiot. Physician, heal thyself!
The video shows Officer David Wagoner stopping a black Cadillac with an expired tag on Santa Barbara Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. April 16. After talking briefly with the driver, he walks around to the other side of the vehicle to talk to the passenger, at which point a gun can be seen poking out the window and firing three shots into Wagoner from a few inches away.
Wagoner sticks his arms out before falling back and rolling onto the sidewalk. He lifts himself to his knees and fires seven shots at the fleeing vehicle.
“I’m hit Cape. I need a medic. Black Cadillac heading north. White male, purple shorts,” he tells dispatch.
Three witnesses leave their vehicles to check on Wagoner, asking him if he’s OK and where he is hit. “I’m not sure,” he says. “I don’t want to look at this point.”
This past Saturday, D.C. Police had finally had enough of the Occutards and their hazardous waste, filth and general mayhem, so they decided it was time. They had to get them out and the sooner the better. That’s when the trouble began:
Police in riot gear and cleanup crews in hazardous materials suits began enforcing no-camping laws in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza over the weekend, resulting in intense — and often physical — confrontations with Occupy D.C. protesters who resisted their efforts.
At least 12 people were arrested during the weekend enforcement actions, and the majority of tents that made up the McPherson Square camp were removed along with truckloads of trash. One police officer was injured Saturday when he was struck in the face with a brick.
Police said Sunday they had found human feces, urine in plastic bottles, used condoms and rats — alive and dead. Some of the equipment was tagged and bagged and for protesters to claim beginning Monday morning at U.S. Park Police headquarters.