Sunday, November 7, 2010

Don't call the cops?

From our friend Connie:

November 7, 2010

In the Name of All That’s Holy — Don’t Call The Police!

Posted by William Grigg on November 7, 2010 09:47 AM

Whenever police murder an innocent human being, the official stenographers in the government-aligned media resort to dissimulation of the kind one would expect from a North Korean propagandist. Thus the entirely unnecessary death of 61-year-old Pennsylvania resident Robert Neill, who was lethally electrocuted at about 4:00 a.m. November 6, is described as a result of his own “aggressive” behavior to the mob of armed strangers who repeatedly electrocuted him in his own home.

There is a sense in which Mr. Neill bears a measure of responsibility for his death: He made the mistake of calling the police to complain that he was being harassed by neighbors. The harassment he could have endured, but the “help” he received from the police proved fatal.

Dutifully reciting the version offered by Mr. Neill’s killers, Fox affiliate WPMT reports: “As the police tried to investigate the harassment claims Neil became very aggressive and combative. Neill continued to struggle with the officers after several attempts to calm him down and the officers used a taser on him which did calm him down.”

After officers from the Mount Joy Borough Police Department had tranquilized Neill through a mild dose of electro-shock torture, officers from two other agencies — the Susquehanna Regional Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police — arrived on the scene to “assist” the assailants. Thus fortified in their confrontation with the “aggressive,” “combative” man, the heroes once again deployed the taser against Neill. This succeeded in “subduing” the frantic man, who was collected by EMTs and died en route to the hospital.

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman informed the local press that the county medical examiner will perform an autopsy on Neill, which will inevitably find that something other than the repeated taser assaults — perhaps coronary artery disease, a drug overdose, or “excited delirium” – was the chief cause of the 61-year-old’s death. It’s not that the police killed him, you see: He just happened to die while being electrocuted by the scrum of armed tax-feeders who were, after all, only there to help.

Update: The term excited delirum was new to me, but it's been around for a few years. The communitarians love to think up new disorders for their theories, like the totally bogus hoarding syndrome. The fact that it's been used as a CAUSE OF DEATH in more than one instance should make all our hearts skip a beat. From the link above:

Recent Cases
Below are some recent instances in which excited delirium was cited to explain the deaths of people in police custody. In each case, the deceased had also been stunned with a Taser:
June 13, 2005 – Shawn C. Pirolozzi, 30, of Canton, Ohio, dies after police tried to subdue him with a Taser. His death certificate listed excited delirium as the cause of death. The Taser was not listed as a contributing factor.
April 21, 2006 — Alvin Itula, 35, dies after a struggle with Salt Lake City police. Itula led officers on a foot chase, then fought with them when the officers caught up,
according to police. Officers tased Itula and also used pepper spray and a
baton. Itula stopped breathing soon after. The medical examiner found that
Itula died of excited delirium brought on by methamphetamine and cocaine.
April 24, 2006 — Jose Romero, 23, dies in Dallas police custody. He was in his underwear, screaming and holding a knife on his neighbor's porch. Police tased him multiple times. He died shortly thereafter. The Dallas County medical examiner ruled Romero died of excited delirium.
Sept. 5, 2006 — Larry Noles, 52, dies in Louisville, Ky., after a struggle with
police. Noles, an ex-Marine, was standing naked in the middle of a street when police were called. Police said he was agitated. They tased him two or three times. He died a few minutes later. The Jefferson County medical examiner ruled Noles died because of excited delirium and not the Taser.
Oct. 29, 2006 — Roger Holyfield, 17, dies after police in Jerseyville, Ill., shocked him twice with a Taser. Holyfield had been walking down a street, holding a phone in one hand and a Bible in the other, yelling that he wanted Jesus. After policed shot him with the stun gun, Holyfield went into a coma; he died the following day. A medical examiner ruled the death was probably a result of excited delirium.
Dec. 17, 2006 — Terill Enard, 29, dies following a disturbance at a Waffle house in Lafayette, La. He was naked and yelling, with a broken leg bone piercing his skin. Police stunned Enard with a Taser; he died several hours later. Police said the forensic report from the Lafayette Parish coroner's office found Enard died as a
result of "cocaine-induced excited delirium."
— by Laura Sullivan

What war did these people die in?


Josef Kazantski said...

The most disturbing thing about these incidents is not the willingness of police officers to fire electrified barbs into people who pose no real threat, but the lack of outrage in the general public after the event. The number of Americans who believe you must comply without question when a police officer tells you to do something, if not you deserve all you get, is worryingly too commonplace. A desensitized population will tolerate this and much more it seems. It's all working out very well for them isn't it.

the tent lady said...

The reaction to the Dawson raid in our Seattle neighborhood was exactly this problem, almost everyoe told me there had to be something else suspected in the raid, mostly because "suspcion of harboring rats and bugs" was too ridiculous to warrant SWAT and hostage taking. The general reaction to my work on the civil suits for violations of 4th and
5th Amendments was "Why do you care?"

The cons planned so well they can almost predict to a man exactly how individuals will react. What throws them off is when we don't fit easily into one of their pre-planned "dissenter" categories, and that's always been my goal.

Anonymous said...

Sheesh, I feel silly saying this, but Spokane in Washington could use a little cattle prod action. Recently, a man was shot to death by a COP from 35 feet, in the middle of the street, for waving a stone knife and yelling. No taser was used. Of an night last spring, a man heard a noise out in back of his house, in the driveway. Since he had been having burglar trouble, he armed himself and went outside, where he was promptly shot to death by a COP in an unmarked car. On his own property!!!
Tasers are not being used as a last resort to deadly force, but as an instrument of compliance.


BTW, Nice new picture at the top of your blog Nik!

Niki Raapana said...

Well dead's pertty much dead isn't it, whether you're shot or electrocuted? It's the JINSA TOP COP anti terrorist training that bothers me the most, and it's as if we're all potential threats and deserve whatever happens to us, even if we get so stimulated by pain it kills us.

Think they need a new term for dying from trigger happy COP's gunshot wounds? Something that makes it sound less like cold blooded murder?

Glad you like the face lift.. I don't get to be the tentlady anymore. :( heh

Anonymous said...

OMG, I just spent an hour on the JINSA website !! Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award??? This thing reads like another PNAC document!!


Niki Raapana said...

Looked up Sheriff McGowan and it appears he's been sued, not sure what for yet.

This pdf for new training for police/military in Public Leadership is also revealing:

"Develops leaders who know how to inspire subordinates, community members, and local officials to become part of their vision"

"Challenging participants to engage in “integrated thinking,” a process found to
differentiate effectiveness in leaders (Martin, 2007) by focusing on how they think rather
than on what they think"

and then, what always drives their innovative procedures:

"Yet, all public safety leaders need preparedness
plans that call for greater interagency collaborations and relationships with federal
partners. For these reasons, Regional Information Fusion or Intelligence Centers, while
costly, are becoming critical enterprises because of their potential for information sharing
and linking data related both to crime and potential terrorism."

Niki Raapana said...

From the above cited pdf:

"This is particularly important as we enter an age where preemptive law enforcement is now a possibility, given extensive databases and effective data mining
tools. The opinion leaders group emphasized that the Constitution continues to be the
“playbook” for public safety in a democratic society and it needs to be thought of in that
way to ensure protection from abuse in the drive to improve operations."

Now I wonder, what role, if any, does the new database of Problems, Hot Spots and Fusioned information on ALL local community members play in these random, seemingly accidental police murders? If the police are being trained to "inspire" us "to become part of their vision" and some of us REJECT their 2020 vision... is there a GIS program that flags us for rejecting it... or.. if I were totally paranoid I would ask is there a COPS' Fusionist flag connected to TSA's database too?