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Officer fired for feeding fecal sandwich to homeless person, police chief says

SAN ANTONIO – An officer in the San Antonio Police Department has been fired for giving a homeless person a fecal sandwich, police officials said.

Officer Matthew Luckhurst was a five-year veteran of the force and had been assigned to downtown bike patrol for about a year, police officials said.

The incident was reported in early May, when Luckhurst bragged to a fellow officer that he had picked up some feces, placed it in a slice of bread and put it in a Styrofoam container next to the homeless man, police officials said. The officer reported that he told Luckhurst to go back and throw it away, police officials said. The officer said he saw Luckhurst go back and assumed that he threw away the container. Police have looked for the homeless man, but haven’t found him, His identity isn’t known.

Internal affairs was notified of the incident in July after another officer reported Luckhurst’s actions to his supervisor, police officials said. The case was investigated and presented in October to civilian and sworn review boards, which recommended that Luckhurst be placed on indefinite suspension. McManus met with Luckhurst and upheld the suspension.

“This was a vile and disgusting act that violates our guiding principles of ‘treating all with integrity, compassion, fairness and respect,'” McManus said in a statement. “The fact that his fellow officers were so disgusted with his actions that they reported him to internal affairs demonstrates that this type of behavior will never be tolerated. The action of this one former officer in no way reflects the actions of all the other good men and women who respectfully serve this community.”

Mayor Ivy Taylor said in a statement that the firing, “was the right thing to do. His actions were a betrayal of every value we have in our community, and he is not representative of our great police force.”

Sheriff Pulls Gun On A Jack In The Box Employee Burger Was Taking To Long? WTF?

Santa Clara, CA — A video was anonymously posted online this week showing a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy involved in a standoff with police after he decided to pull his gun on a Jack in the Box employee.

Benjamin Lee, 33, was arrested about 2:40 a.m. earlier this year after he drunkenly drove into the Jack in the Box order line and apparently thought his status as a cop could speed up his service.

According to witnesses, Lee became very frustrated that the drive-through line was taking so long. When he finally reached the window to order his food, he pulled out his gun instead of his wallet.

Naturally fearing for their lives when assaulted with a deadly weapon by a cop, the employees called 9-1-1. Lee, obviously thinking he did nothing wrong or feeling that he was above the law, sat and waited for his food.

However, before Lee’s food would arrive, officers with the Santa Clara police department would show up.

When officers arrived, a tense standoff ensued as they pinned their AR-15s on Lee’s car and his passengers. Eventually, however, police would take them in without incident. Anyone else accused of the same crime would likely have experienced a deadly fate.

Lee was arrested on suspicion of DUI and brandishing a weapon. When the vice president of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Roger Winslow, released a statement on the incident, he conveniently failed to mention the assault with a deadly weapon.

“Our deputies make arrests for these crimes regularly. They see firsthand the consequences caused by impaired drivers,” Winslow said. “DUI by anyone is unacceptable; doubly so when it involves a deputy sheriff. We are held to a higher standard and rightly so.”

He then cautioned the public not to rush to judgment.

“We fully expect that appropriate action will be taken after all the facts are determined,” he said.

However, it is unclear if any ‘appropriate action’ has been taken. Following his arrest, Lee was placed on paid vacation, also known as administrative leave.

The Free Thought Project contacted the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department to inquire about Lee’s status, but they did not comment on his status or charges. It can be assumed that this officer, drunk on his perceived authority and alcohol — who threatened the lives of fast food employees with a gun for not making his burger fast enough — is still receiving a taxpayer funded paycheck.

Police officers pulling guns on food workers in not uncommon. After this incident happened in January, the Free Thought Project was given a video by a Pizza delivery driver who was held at gunpoint by a cop and nearly killed while delivering pizza.

In 2014, officer Scott Biumi pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to 10 years probation for pointing a gun at teenagers in the drive-through line at a McDonald’s.

Also in 2014, Tuscon Police Officer, Kyle James McCartin, was drunk and belligerent when he walked into a Giant Gas Station wearing his bulletproof vest and began pointing his pistol at the clerk.

For assaulting innocent people with deadly weapons, none of the officers mentioned above spent a single day in jail.

Woman claims Hazel Park police officer used confiscated cell phone to spy on her inside her home

HAZEL PARK, Mich. – A woman claims a Hazel Park police officer was spying on her inside her home.  On Tuesday, she and her family filed a lawsuit against the officer.

The lawsuit alleges the officer confiscated a man’s cell phone during a marijuana arrest. According to the lawsuit the man is a licensed caregiver under the Medical Marijuana Act, but was arrested on marijuana charges.

The man and his fiance are new parents. In the lawsuit, the woman alleges the cell phone confiscated by the Hazel Park officer is hooked up the nanny cam inside her infant son’s bedroom.

In the lawsuit, she claims there were at least two occasions when she was naked and breastfeeding her infant son when the light to the camera turned on. She claims the only device hooked up at the time was her fiance’s phone.

At that point, she used the ‘Find My iPhone’ application and traced the phone to the officer’s personal address, where she believes he was watching her.

Now, the family has filed a lawsuit, claiming their rights were violated and they’re requesting a jury trial.

7 Action News spoke with the Hazel Park Chief of Police. He will confirm the man named is indeed an officer with his department, but he has not seen the lawsuit or been served anything, so he can not comment on it.

There will be a news conference tomorrow about this case. 7 Action News will continue to bring you updates as they become available.

 

FOUR YEARS IN PRISON For ‘Annoying’ a Cop? Here’s Why This POLICE STATE Law Is NOTHING NEW!

The New York State Senate has voted that it should be a felony to “annoy” police officers. The New York State Senate passed a bill this week that “creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.

“Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries deserve to pay a price for their actions.”

The bill establishes this crime as a Class E Felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.

“At a time when shocking incidents of disrespect and outright confrontation are at an all-time high, the men and women who patrol the streets of our cities deserve every possible protection we can offer them,” Senator Griffo stated. “My bill would make it a crime to take any type of physical action to try to intimidate a police officer. This is a necessary action because we can see from the rise in incidents that too many people in our society have lost the respect they need to have for a police officer. We need to make it very clear that when a police officer is performing his duty, every citizen needs to comply and that refusal to comply carries a penalty.”

Utica New York Police Department Chief Mark Williams said he is “grateful” to see this bill pass through the Senate. Williams explains that, “Our police officers have a very dangerous job” he explained, adding that they “need the support of our government leaders to help make them safe.”

He adds, “All too often persons are physically challenging police officers in the line of duty. Currently in those instances where an officer is physically attack [sic] (short of sustaining a physical injury) the lawful charge is only a violation. The consequences are way too low for the offender and it sends the wrong message to the public.”

The message, apparently, should be that beating your wife is a lesser offense than “annoying” a cop.

“Citizens do not have the legal right to physically challenge the authority of an officer lawfully performing their duties,” Williams added. What he did not explain, however, is how prosecuting “annoyance” is now equal to prosecuting “physical threats.”

“Threats, intimidation and physical force used upon our police officers not only erode respect for our criminal justice system, but also endanger the public as well.”

This is a classic false equivalency fallacious argument. But the police aren’t asking our opinion of the bill; they are telling us the way that it’s going to be.

Here’s how the legislation reads, according to the New York state legislature web site:

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To further complicate this issue, it is illegal for firearms to be purchased by felons. As “annoying” a cop would be a felony under this law, it may well become controversial among gun owners as well. The bill, if passed, would allow police to strip people of the right to own a weapon based on whether or not they “annoy” them.

But beyond this issue is the fact that this law would only formalize what has been the policy of so many police officers all along. We have seen Police CHOKE an African American CHILD holding a puppy for simply giving them ‘Dehumanizing Stares’. For many, if the police want to arrest you, they simply charge you with “disorderly conduct” for taking a tone they do not like. The onus is on the accused to prove their innocence and such charges are typically raised against those least able to afford a descent attorney to argue their case.

This bill would bring such practices of rogue elements of law enforcement out of the shadows. It would mainstream such discrimination and normalize police state abuses. When coupled with New York City’s existing “Stop and Frisk” policies, this bill has many asking just how much more totalitarian things can get?