Town’s Officers Resign En Masse When First Black Mayor Elected

Missouri Adjourning
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Here’s a fun story about a bunch of very corrupt looking cops and city employees cleverly trying to appear racist to avoid being investigated for illegal shenanigans.

Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor.

Tyrus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14 at the Parma Community Building.

According to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers resigned this week, effectively immediately.

Mayor Ramsey said the city’s attorney, the clerk and the waste water treatment plant supervisor also turned in resignation letters citing “safety concerns.”

“Safety concerns,” in this case however is likely a euphemism for “I don’t want to go to jail.” Either that or they’re just a bunch of racist dillholes, but I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and go with dirty deeds as the likely story here. See, the old mayor had been in office for 37 years, and the fleeing personnel not only cut and ran without giving official notice, they wiped the computers on their way out.

Mayor Tyrus Byrd began her first day in office with a clean slate. Literally.

Mayor Byrd said the resignation letters cannot be found and that the computers were cleared.

The only plausible reason for fleeing law enforcement personnel to clear their work computers before fleeing their jobs on the eve of a newly elected administration is fear. Fear of what they’d been up to coming to light.

“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance, but I don’t think they hurt the town with quitting because who needs six police for 740 people?” said Martha Miller of Parma.

As for why the police and three other city employees resigned, Mayor Tyrus Byrd is still trying to figure that out.

The resignation letter could not be found.

“They say we have six cops on the payroll. How can we have six cops and we go days without cops patrolling and we have these recent break-ins?” asked one Parma resident.

So there you have it, small town Parma had a Police Officer per Capita rate of 81 per 10K citizens. That is more than Washington DC, the most policed major city in the US and home base for most federal law enforcement agencies. What were Parma residents getting for their tax dollars, apparently a bunch of lazy cops notorious for not even going on patrol.

The new mayor should dig into this vigorously, direct the State AG to convene a Grand Jury and bring in the State and Federal investigative agencies if necessary. Whatever corruption was going on in that town had obviously become deeply entrenched over the last 37 years, reminiscent of the criminal government uncovered in Bell, California.

Horrible Video of SC Cop Shooting a Black Man in The Back

WARNING: graphic and disturbing
Crime • Views: 26,860


This video is just awful and very difficult to watch; it shows a police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, shooting a black man eight times in the back as he ran away, and killing him. Then the cop plants evidence on the man as he dies.

The cop was charged with murder today, for obvious reasons.

WASHINGTON — A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting and killing an apparently unarmed black man in the back while he ran away.

The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, had said he feared for his life because the man took his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man fled. The North Charleston mayor announced the state charges at a news conference Tuesday evening.


The video begins in the vacant lot, apparently moments after Officer Slager fired his Taser. Wires, which carry the electrical current from the stun gun, appear to be extending from Mr. Scott’s body as the two men tussle and Mr. Scott turns to run.

Something — it is not clear whether it is the stun gun — is either tossed or knocked to the ground behind the two men and Officer Slager draws his gun, the video shows. When the officer fires, Mr. Scott appears to be 15 to 20 feet away and fleeing. He falls after the last of eight shots.

The officer then runs back toward where the initial scuffle occurred and picks something off the ground. Moments later, he drops an object near Mr. Scott’s body, the video shows.

Is Chuck C. Johnson Collaborating with a Criminal Revenge Porn Extortionist?

Signs point to “Totes.”
Crime • Views: 26,271

So do any o’ y’all remember super gross chin-beard aficionado Craig Brittain?

He’s touching your swimsuit area with his eyes.

Brittain ran the revenge porn site “Is Anybody Down” until he was forced to shutter it by the Federal Trade Commission for essentially being a criminal extortion scheme:

At the end of January, the Federal Trade Commission said it had reached a settlement with Craig Brittain, who owns the website, which stopped spreading revenge porn images in April 2013. The FTC alleged that “he used deception to acquire and post intimate images of women”, which would then be posted on the site, often alongside their address, phone number and Facebook profile. Again, he’d ask for hundreds of dollars from victims demanding photos of them were removed, according to the regulator. Brittain would also offer a reward of at least $100 in exchange for pictures and supplementary information, the complaint claimed. His punishment was light: a ban from posting images of people nude without their consent and an agreement to delete all the awful material he was alleged to have published.

Part of Brittain’s deception involved the creation of another ostensibly unconnected, pretend third party website actually created by Craig. On this site he advertised the services of a fictitious lawyer who would work with people to have their information removed from Is Anybody Down. From Jezebel:

Now, there’s “Is Anybody Down?” (creative!), a copycat site with a twist: click “Get me off this site!” and you’ll reach a “lawyer” (he’s now replaced the word “lawyer” with “hammer” — more on that later) who’ll remove those naked photos that, of course, you probably never consented to posting on the internet in the first place, for $250. Here’s the ad:

Advertisement Disclaimer: This is a paid advertisement by David Blade | Attorney-at-Law

Hello! I’m the Takedown Lawyer and so far, I’ve had 42 clients come to me to have their pictures and information removed from Is Anybody Down, all of whom were a success! I have people’s pictures and information taken down from sites like these all the time; including over 38 removals from the original “Is Anyone Up” over the past 2 years.

Please check out my website, for more info, or you can contact me directly at

Don’t delay! Your safety and security might depend on it!

Edit: Updated September 21st.

I have had 42 clients removed this website at this point. The administrator of this website has complied with me on 100% of cases so far.

My work is pro bono, and at a reduced filing fee, which is comparatively inexpensive.

If you see that content is removed from this website in the future - It means that I was hired.

I work as a Public Defender for the State of New York. I’m a real attorney - not an ‘internet lawyer’.

Except there was one little problem, the lawyer David Blade didn’t exist:

“Aww, what a thoughtful, helpful guy!” is not what lawyer Marc Randazza thought when he came across “Is Anybody Down?” He figured something fishy was up, so looked into it: turns out that there’s no David Blade licensed as a layer in New York, and that the same dude — Craig Brittain — owns and Shocker: save-the-ladies superhero “David Blade” is in cahoots with the website he claims to be fighting against. Or he doesn’t exist at all. This is like Nabokov’s Pale Fire, except unpoetic and incredibly disgusting.

And that’s why the FTC shut Brittain down, managing to use the prospect of an actual criminal prosecution to get him to sign a multi part consent decree, some elements of which have an enforcement period of 20 years. Exactly how he managed to stay out of prison is still kind of a mystery considering the egregious nature of his extortion operation, However one can rather plausibly speculate on the likelihood that Craig ratted out all of his associates and file uploaders to get such a sweet deal.

Anyway Brittain is a user of the Twitter machine, originally under the handle @forcedisbased. He still uses the same account, but changed the handle to @auditthemedia. The fact that he changed the handle without shutting down the original account means that his old tweets are still searchable under either name. Last year it looked like our old friend and alleged (it’s important to type alleged here to avoid charges of super-libel) floor-pooper Chuck C Johnson was getting rather chummy with Mr. Brittain, encouraging Craig to call him on the telephone box for what one can only assume were lengthy discussions about sluts and the innate characteristics of certain minorities.

That conversation originated with Brittain forwarding Chuck the Facebook page of one of the Ferguson eyewitnesses. It was back in December and before Brittain’s interesting stay out of jail agreement with the FTC.

I’d forgotten about the relationship between Chuck and Brittain until the last couple of days when Chuck let slip his own fascination with extortion.

Along with other recent comments that generated reasonable speculation that Chuck may well be attempting to build a better web enabled blackmail engine. Then today he came right out with a defense of revenge porn.

So, and I do thank those of you who’ve stayed with me this far, that got me thinking. Exactly how close are Chuck’s ties to disgraced bottom feeding, lawyer impersonating extortionist Craig Brittain? When was the last time they were in contact?

Yesterday they apparently arranged another phone conversation over the Twitter tubes. And like before, one can reasonably make topical speculation as to the subject matter.

The question here is, exactly how close to violating his consent decree with the FTC is Brittain getting with his collaboration with CCJ? Here is the text of the agreement between Brittain and the FTC for any lawyers specializing in the affairs of super creepy gross people to advise on. I’ve only browsed it so far but managed to glean that it is to remain in effect for 20 years.

Finally I’ll leave you with this:

I, for one, am rooting for jail time.

John Boehner’s Bartender Thought Boehner Was the Devil and Planned to Poison Him

Crime • Views: 27,343

At first I thought this was from one of those fake news sites, but no — it appears to be legitimate; John Boehner’s long-time bartender at a West Chester country club planned to poison him.

Michael Robert HoytMichael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder the congressman in a plot authorities said included poisoning his drink at a country club.

Hoyt served drinks to Boehner for more than five years at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester and was known as “Bartender Mike” to employees there.

Hoyt called police on Oct. 29, a week after being fired from the club, and blamed Boehner for his woes, police said. When officers visited Hoyt at his home on Matson Ave. in Deer Park, they said the plot thickened.

“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” United States Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers said. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.”

[Updated] Kansas City: Muslim Teen Intentionally Struck by SUV Dies

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And so it begins.

Where’s the wall-to-wall news coverage that would be happening if the driver had been a Muslim who intentionally plowed into a teen coming out of a church or synagogue? Where’s the outrage over a murdered innocent?

There’s video at the source, but I can’t embed it because it uses JavaScript.

The teen who had critical injuries after the crash has died. Now the Federal Bureau of Investigation says they are working in conjunction with the Kansas City, MO, Police Department to investigate any possible federal Civil Rights violations and the potential of a hate crime.

The wreck, at Admiral Boulevard and Lydia Avenue at 5:23 p.m. Thursday, happened in a Somalian neighborhood, as the teen and several others were leaving prayer at a mosque. […]

Police said the teen, either 14 or 15 years old, was standing outside a Toyota, about to get in, when the driver of an SUV appeared to intentionally swerve towards them.

They said both of the boy’s legs were severed as a result. Family friends say there was an adult standing outside with him and three younger children inside the car, all of whom suffered less serious injuries.

The SUV driver ran, but was quickly caught. […]

Others in the community said they recognize the SUV as the one once covered in anti-Quaran graffiti, driven by a man who has since been banned from Somali markets and restaurants for his rants. […]

More at KCTV News…

UPDATE at 12/5/14 12:26:19 pm by CuriousLurker

I’ve added an “Also See” link to the story. H/T becominginvisible.

UPDATE at 12/5/14 4:29:49 pm by CuriousLurker

Ugh, this appears to be based on ethnic hatreds. We have enough problems of our own without importing any foreign conflicts. I hope they throw the damned book at anyone—Muslim, Christian, Jew, whatever—that perpetrates this type of violence.

You want to come live in the U.S.? Fine, come on in. You’re welcome to stay as far as I’m concerned, but don’t bring your hate baggage with you. It needs to be made crystal clear that such behavior it won’t be tolerated, period.

A 34-year-old Kansas City man faced first-degree murder charges Friday in the hit-and-run killing of a 15-year-old boy, struck down after he had just finished Thursday evening prayers at a mosque near downtown.

Ahmed H. Aden faced additional counts of armed criminal action, leaving the scene of an accident and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein, a sophomore at Staley High School. […]

While the boy was a Muslim of Somali descent, Aden was described by sources as a Somali Christian. Aden frequently made violent threats against worshipers at the Somali Center mosque, members of the community told reporters Friday. […]

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said that her office will continue to work collectively with federal prosecutors as the investigation continues.

“It is in both of our best interests that this offender face the highest possibly penalty for his actions,” Baker said. […]

“A lot more investigation has to be done,” she said.

More: Man charged with murder for charging teen with SUV outside Kansas City mosque

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NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner with a Choke Hold Will Not Be Charged

Another killer cop walks free
Crime • Views: 33,143
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The New York Police Department banned choke holds 21 years ago, in 1993. And today, a grand jury in Staten Island declined to indict an NYPD officer who used a choke hold to kill 43-year old Eric Garner: No Charges in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for Officer.

An indictment was considered only against Officer Pantaleo, who testified last, on Nov. 21, his lawyer, Stuart London, said. The other officers received immunity, he said.

The case exposed lapses in police tactics - chokeholds are banned by the Police Department’s own guidelines - and raised questions about the aggressive policing of minor offenses in a time of historically low crime. The officers, part of a plainclothes unit, suspected Mr. Garner of selling loose cigarettes on the street near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, a complaint among local business owners.

UPDATE at 12/3/14 12:23:42 pm by Charles Johnson

The Lawlessness of the Ferguson Police Department - Some Officers Still Not Wearing Name Tags

Still not complying with either Department regulations or DOJ demands
Crime • Views: 31,866

Two DOJ letters weren’t enough.

FPD regulations aren’t enough.

The FPD keeps flouting their own rules and regulations, let alone the DOJ letters requiring that all officers comply with Department rules and common sense, and have IDs showing at all time on duty. The fact that they’re not displaying their names shows that they do not want their identities easily known and that they may think that they can act with impunity against a community still angry that the officer who shot and killed an unarmed man, Michael Brown has not been indicted, let alone arrested and charged in that killing.

The Department has repeatedly shown a disregard for the law, including what information was released in relation to the shooting, how the investigation was being handled, and even the identity of the officer involved, his injuries, and other factual evidence that was gathered at the scene.

This is not only reckless disregard for the law, but shows just how lawless this organization is. Ferguson deserves better, and that includes everyone from the mayor to the city council (which includes a former who-should-be-disgraced FPD officer who was involved in another excessive force incident), to the police chief and the officers of the Department itself.

Note too that the Department of Justice issued one of the letters in response to officers wearing bracelets stating “I am Darren Wilson,” which is precisely the wrong message you want to send to the community grieving over the death of Brown, and where eyewitness accounts essentially concur that Wilson not only used excessive force, but engaged in an extrajudicial killing of Brown. They are, in effect, saying that they would do the same thing — and implying that Wilson did nothing wrong.

If you scratch deeper, you’d probably find the same problems with other Greater St. Louis area police departments, including the county police.

A house cleaning will not be sufficient. The rot and stink is too far entrenched for a hodgepodge firing of a couple of officials.

And that also means that Ferguson residents (and those elsewhere in the STL area) have to vote - and vote in every election to see all these folks gone. Antonio French has a big job ahead of him, but he can’t do the lifting alone. It takes time, a GOTV effort, and sustained efforts beyond just this election cycle.

UPDATE at 9/29/14 10:54:32 am by Charles Johnson

Right Wing Parrots Launch Into Fear-Mongering Bigoted Frenzy Over Oklahoma Workplace Murder

Dependably bigoted
Crime • Views: 30,005

The entire right wing blogosphere is in a frenzy of anti-Muslim bigotry over this awful story out of Oklahoma: Suspect in Co-Worker’s Beheading Was Recently Released From Probation.

A 2010 booking photo of Alton Nolen from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma.

A man suspected of beheading a woman he worked with and stabbing another was a convicted felon who had been released from probation this year, Oklahoma corrections officials confirmed Thursday.

Alton Nolen, 30, was released from probation in April, earlier than the original 2017 date, said Jerry Massie, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Nolen has a string of convictions from 2011, including marijuana possession, escape from detention, assault and battery on a police officer and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to records from state corrections officials.

FBI and police in Moore, Okla., are investigating the incident, which occurred at about 4 p.m. Thursday at the Vaughan Foods plant, Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department told The Times on Friday. Nolen was shot during the attack and is hospitalized, according to authorities.

Why are the right wing blogs fear-mongering like rabid weasels over this? Because Nolen reportedly is a recent convert to Islam. That’s all it takes for them to label him a “Muslim terrorist” and start screeching about Muslims in general supporting terrorism.

But the story is sadly straightforward — Nolen was fired from his job, and angry about it. He had a long history of criminal behavior, including assault, and he took out his anger on his co-workers like many disgruntled former employees before him. Pointing at Islam as his motivation is nothing but sheer bigotry, especially coming from the crowd that invariably excuses gun violence as “mental illness” when it’s committed by a white person.

And by the way, here’s another detail from this story that seems to be omitted from the right wing’s shrieking fear frenzy:

According to the department’s database, Nolen had “Jesus Christ” tattooed across his chest…

Really? So would it be fair then for me to label this as an act of “Christian terrorism?”

Of course not. And that’s the point.

UPDATE at 9/27/14 1:53:17 pm by Charles Johnson

As an example of the right wing’s sheer bigoted craziness, hate-monger Jim Hoft, the Dumbest Man on the Internet, has posted about this story no fewer than seven times so far:

MUSLIM BEHEADS WOMAN in Oklahoma Food Plant - Tried to Convert Coworkers (Video) | the Gateway Pundit
Muslim Convert Beheads Office Worker at OK Food Plant - Police Release 911 Calls (Video) | the Gateway Pundit
POLICE: MOORE MUSLIM BEHEADING Had Nothing to Do With TERRORISM - Just Random Workplace Beheading | the Gateway Pundit
BREAKING: Muslims Shout “Praise Allah!” Surround OK Police Following Press Conference on Beheading | the Gateway Pundit
MUSLIM BEHEADER ALTON NOLEN Was “Shouting Islamic Phrases” During Bloodbath | the Gateway Pundit
OK Muslim Beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael Tied to Terror Leader Awlaki and Al-Qaeda | the Gateway Pundit
Ex-Muslim Says Beheader’s Mosque in Oklahoma Taught Caliphate, Destruction of US & Israel | the Gateway Pundit

Horrifying Police Dashcam Video: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot… In South Carolina

Crime • Views: 16,776

Horrifying video from South Carolina of a white trooper gunning down a black motorist after the officer asks the man for license and registration. Note how the trooper continues to shoot at the man after his hands are in the air…

Fortunately, the motorist survived and the officer has been fired and is now facing felony charges.

Youtube Video

The trooper is claiming, natch, that he feared for his life.

Who’s Behind the GoFundMe Crowd-Funding Pages for Darren Wilson?

Crime • Views: 36,315

In the days since Darren Wilson was named as the officer involved in the shooting of an unarmed Mike Brown, someone established a GoFundMe for raising funds for Wilson’s likely defense fund.

Other folks have already shown their true intentions in the hate filled comments supporting Wilson. People donated $25, $50, or more to the Wilson fund, and some expressed all manner of racial hatred and vitriol at Brown and those who are seeking justice for the shooting of an unarmed black man.

This is just a small sample, before the site took these comments down:

GoFundMe responded, not by taking down the fundraising site, but by eliminating the comments that highlighted the hate.

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