March 24th, 2013

Nebraska Police Chase Down Man Video Recording Their Abuse While Second Man Video Records It All 402

By Carlos Miller

 

Omaha police displayed an unbridled street gang brazenness when they chased a man who was video recording them abusing his brother into a private home, confiscating his phone and arresting him to ensure their actions would never see the light of day.

However, another citizen captured the entire incident on video from a second-floor window, ensuring at least the façade of an internal investigation. 

Police also arrested a third brother inside the home they entered without a warrant, not to mention they knocked over a woman in a wheelchair.

Police claim the woman in the wheelchair was knocked over by Juaquez as he ran from officers.

Regardless of who knocked her over, police had no right to chase Juaquez into the homewithout a warrant when all he was doing was video recording them from across the street.

He was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing police. No mention of his video is made in any of the local news stories of the incident.

His brother, Octavious Johnson, the man police were initially arresting, was charged disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstructing police and reckless driving.

The third brother arrested, Demetrius Johnson, was charged with obstructing police and an outstanding warrant.

According to KMTV:

The family says officers demanded the phone but when Juaquez ran into the house to put it away, police rushed in throwing Sharon Johnson out of her wheelchair. Sharon says, “He came in and ran and he took my chair and he throws it up and just threw me back.” But a police report obtained by Action 3 News shows Johnson was pushed out of her wheel chair by Juaquez as he ran from officers. Sharon says, not true. “Other police officers just climbed over me and just start going over this way and jumping all over him.” said Sharon.

Johnson says police handcuffed her for a short time, arrested Juaquez and took his cell phone. The Omaha Police Department released this statement: “Chief (Todd) Schmaderer has authorized an internal investigation into the incident. The Omaha Police Department expects professionalism from all employees…there will be a comprehensive investigation into this incident….any violations will be addressed.”

The man who video recorded the incident, Michael Lynch, did an excellent job of capturing the entire scene, which shows police ordering Octavious Johnson to stand against a truck to arrest him after a dispute over a tow truck trying to tow cars from that block.

Octavious wasn’t physically challenging the officers but one officer wrapped his arms around his neck and threw him down to the pavement, then began punching him.

Juaquez Johnson began yelling, “that’s bullshit,” to protest the aggressive actions against his brother, which prompted another officer to start holding him back.

Juaquez wasn’t being combative with the officer but the video shows he was trying to get closer to the altercation as if to record it.

He can be heard saying something like “I’m just taking pictures” at around :21 in the video.

The officer walks him to the sidewalk and Juaquez makes it clear that he is not going to get any closer than the sidewalk but continues to ask, “why you hit him?”

The cop walks back up to him, which causes him to start retreating on the sidewalk, saying, “I don’t feel comfortable with you walking up.”

When the cops walks back towards the street, Juaquez walks back to the same area on the sidewalk where he keeps telling them “that’s abuse” and “get your knee off of his head.”

However, he is very careful not to stand on the street to give the impression that he might physically interfere with the two officers who are on top of his brother.

At 2:18, more cop cars pull up to the scene with sirens wailing and that’s when they start chasing Juaquez into the home.

At least six cops run into the home and eventually lead the two brothers out in handcuffs.

According to KPTM:

Police say they were called out to the area for a parking complaint when the response escalated to a disturbance.

A nearby witness captured the dispute on cell phone video, which is now circulating on You Tube.

“It was just a spur of the moment thing, like I just started recording and everything happened,” said Michael Lynch. He took the cell phone video across the street, upstairs.

In it, you see police throw 28- year-old Octavius Johnson to the ground and throw punches minutes later.

Octavius described, “He went around my neck, threw me on the ground, choked me out to the point where I couldn’t breathe or speak.” He continued, “The officer told me to stop resisting, punched me in the face and said ‘do you want to die today’.”

You also see his brother, Juaquez Johnson, nearby recording his own video, according to family. Lynch said he stayed inside while recording after he said police didn’t seem happy that Juaquez was recording.

The local news stories do not specify whether police returned Juaquez’s phone but considering that video is nowhere to be found on the internet, we can safely assume it’s been deleted.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, who took over in August 2012, vowed to “get to the bottom of this.”

Call him at (402) 444-5600.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/kenbankers Kenneth Bankers

    I can safely say i will be making a few phone calls of my own. I happen to live in the area. I had thought Omaha police where alot better then this. I have only ever had one problem with them and thats was delt with very quickly. I will try and keep Carlos updated.

    • matism

      I had thought Omaha police were a lot better then this“???

      Surely you can’t be serious! With the Nebraska Information Analysis Center only an hour’s drive away in Lincoln, they are no better than pigs staffing similar Fusion Centers across this country. Omaha has all the FedPig toys DHS has to offer, and Omaha “Law Enforcement” has the same mindset as the REST of the Blue Wall who have fallen under their charms.

      • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewDRoach Matthew Roach

        Also, let’s not forget about the Franklin Coverup. That’s one of the most evil things I’ve ever heard of.

        • annglover

          These officers, of course, weren’t involved in that. That was a long time ago and most of these officers were young then. Probably kids. I’m not saying that nothing happened, because, sadly, I think it did. But not the present administration and police officers.

      • annglover

        Not all police officers in Omaha; just some. One is too much,

      • http://www.facebook.com/jstrode07 Jason Strode

        You should file a citizens petition for investigation by a grand jury. Its your right as an American protected b the constitution and you will actually have the power of the courts to aid in the investigation rather than relying on the police to investigate their own. Generally you only need 3-5 taxpaying citizens of the county to sign a petition and affidavit of truth in order to summon a grand jury to investigate.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

      and please, keep us all updated, i would also like to know what the outcome is from this BS!

    • http://www.ajgraves.com/ Aaron Graves

      I live in Omaha, and would be interested in finding out your progress.

  • Publius Federali

    Notice how these guys are nothing but cowardly thugs. It’s not until back up arrives that the first cop bothering the filmer has the guts to go chase him, with four pigs right behind him. Then at 3 minutes you see the cop beating on the original guy who is flat on his face, knee in his back and cuffed.

    We all know these cops. We knew who they were in high school. They are not human beings who can function in a civilized society. But they revel to live in times like these.

    Of course the real question we must ask is what is an “order” from a cop. We constantly see these police officers giving “order” on these videos. They even go so far as to explicitly state “I gave you an order.” But what does that mean? What authority do they have to give us orders? What responsibility do we have to treat them any differently than a criminal giving that same unconstitutional order? Does the fact that they have a badge change the nature of the order?

    Can an officer give you an order to stop filming? If so what is your response?

    Can an officer give you an order to let him into your house to have sex with your wife? If so what is your response?

    What is your response if you say no and he does it anyway? Are there levels of unconstitutionality? Who decides those levels? If we allow a lower level to be acceptable, doesn’t human nature dictate where the slippery slope ends? Are our rights absolute, and thus violation of any of them is equal? Is being alive but losing your freedom better than having your right to life taken?

    Would you rather live on your knees or die on your feet? It does not take a genius to figure out what is coming down the road when the average man can’t get justice through the system but bankers can launder drug money and not even get prosecuted.

    • http://twitter.com/jesusraiderjim James Jesus

      Great post. I just posted about the unprovoked beating of the guy on the ground at the 3 :00 mark.

      • Ronin

        I caught that too. I notice one of the initial cops walks to the car in the center, looks to the other cars arriving, then bolts to the stairs as the camera wobbles. The cop restraining the man, all alone on the ground, looks towards the newer cars and as they approach, then begins pounding on the restrained man and making a show of a struggle.

        At least from this perspective.

    • Ron

      Good point about the “order”.

      I am not in the army and you are not my drill Sgt, so what gives you the right to give me an order?

      • Difdi

        Well, technically you’re mistaken. But only technically.

        Can you vote? Can you own a firearm? Are you male, between the ages of 16 and 45? Congratulations, you’re a member of a militia. An inactive, reserve member.

        A police officer is an active member, and can lawfully give certain orders to inactive members. But they can only give lawful orders, it’s a crime for them to give an unlawful order.

        Citizenship comes as a matched set of obligations and privileges. Don’t like it? Pass a law changing it or follow the established procedure for renouncing your citizenship.

        • IKE

          that sounds like a bunch of police union BS technically.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mortgagecommitments Tom Barnhart

            no, it sounds like birther nonesense… I am sure you would feel differently if it was a white neighborhood or if it was your house that was violated.

        • http://twitter.com/Varuka Varuka Salt

          “Can you vote? Can you own a firearm? Are you male, between the ages of
          16 and 45? Congratulations, you’re a member of a militia. An
          inactive, reserve member.”

          Holy citation needed Batman!

          • http://www.ajgraves.com/ Aaron Graves

            Varuka, it’s call the Selective Service system. Every male must register. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_Service_System

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000070644829 Carmel Garcia

            no, they don’t have to.

          • Difdi

            If you didn’t register, you rendered yourself ineligible for any position (even a janitor) in any federal agency. You rendered yourself ineligible to receive any federal grant, loan or scholarship. You may have rendered yourself ineligible to receive social security benefits (I don’t know for sure), though you are still eligible to pay for it. Once you turn 26, it’s too late to register, and you’re stuck with the ineligibility for life.

            All of that is on top of the felony conviction if the feds can prove you did it knowingly and willfully. If convicted, you’d be facing up to 5 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

          • Ronin

            He’s correct about individuals being members of the militia. You are by default. I’m not so sure about the command and control structure of a PO giving you orders.

          • Difdi

            The basic process of activating militia is that an elected official makes a determination within their area of jurisdiction that militia are needed. Militia may or may not be trained by the official that calls them up, since generally militia are responsible for their own training and equipment but not always. Militia are activated by being sworn to their duty and the constitution.

            That sounds rather like the process a police officer goes through, now doesn’t it?

            Regular police don’t amount to militia officers, but they are active militia in every way I can see. They are sworn to their duty and the constitution, they are trained to carry out their duty (at least in theory) and are granted the same sorts of line of duty exceptions to various laws that active militia typically are granted in the line of duty. As citizens police are part of the militia, and the manner in which they are hired and sworn is a match to a militia activation.

          • Shovel Driver

            The point, I think, was made that police are active and thus superior officer members of the militia. What then about members of the military on inactive status who thus become higher ranking members of the militia?

            Anyone got a cite that covers this? If not, and until one if produced, the fact that one is a police officer does not require anyone to obey orders.

            Superior force of arms, on the other hand, just might. As to that, may I refer you to this illustration of fallacy: Day By Day http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2013/04/07/#006902

          • Difdi
          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-McDaniel/1176265924 Phillip McDaniel

            cool story bro

            to bad wikipedia nor the law define leos as militia officers capable of giving orders

          • Difdi

            Cool lack of reading comprehension, bro. Unless you’re claiming that police are NOT citizens of the United States?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ernest-Crunkleton/100000680834007 Ernest Crunkleton

            I love that you did cite, but wikipedia does not count, ask any college professor.

          • Difdi

            The thing about Wikipedia is that it makes an excellent starting point. The weakness of it is that a majority of people who are mistaken on the facts can warp reality within the wiki, but that doesn’t make it useless or not count any more than the Encyclopedia Britannica is useless or doesn’t count.

            Assuming that anything Wikipedia says is 100% wrong will lead you astray just as surely as assuming it’s always 100% accurate.

          • Shovel Driver

            10 USC Sec. 311
            Sec. 311. Militia: composition and classes

            (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
            (b) The classes of the militia are -
            (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
            (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

            -SOURCE-
            (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 14; Pub. L. 85-861, Sec. 1(7),
            Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1439; Pub. L. 103-160, div. A, title V,
            Sec. 524(a), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1656.)

            SOURCE: United States Code (http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/10C13.txt)

          • Name

            “Can you vote? Can you own a firearm? Are you male, between the ages of
            16 and 45? Congratulations, you’re a member of a militia. An
            inactive, reserve member.”

            Difdi

          • Frank Ney

            10 USC 311(b)

        • Publius Federali

          First and foremost, you are completely wrong about the cops being active members of the militia, that is not what they are considered since they don’t do the job of the militia. They do the job of the Sheriff, which is the highest authority in any county. Unfortunately the corporations known as governments have created a private security force for themselves to take the place of the Sheriff, and the Sheriff’s posse, which is us.

          However, you have gotten to the crux of my post. If it is a crime to give an unlawful order then what is the punishment for that crime? Who prosecutes that crime?

          This blog shows these crimes being committed against us over and over again. Yet the answer to my questions above are that no one prosecutes them, and there is no punishment. Which leads to the question, is it really a crime if there is no punishment? If you consider it a crime, yet those in power will not prosecute such a crime, then what are you going to do?

          • Difdi

            The agency responsible for investigating color of law abuses is the FBI. There are even fewer FBI agents per 100,000 police than there are police per 100,000 citizens. As a result, the FBI usually doesn’t get involved until a pattern of behavior emerges, which means individual criminals in the police force usually go unpunished.

            http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/color_of_law

          • Brant

            Again, you’re talking out your ass. All States have investigators on the State level, often called the SBI but different from State to State.

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            “[C]orporations known as governments…” sound suspiciously like sovereign citizen BS.

            Since the so-called sovereigns completely misread the law, I would take any advise with a grain of salt.

        • Kansas

          And where did you dream up that theory? The Police enforce POLICY, put forth by POLITICIANS. Nothing “Lawful” about it. Where is a “Police Force” mentioned in the Constitution? They are not “Militia” they’re thugs and rabid dogs that need to be treated as such. Did you know American’s a 8x more likely to be killed by a punk cop than one of their imaginary “terrorists”? You are.

          • Clem

            Absolutely correct. They enforce legal policy. It has nothing to do with lawful. They are violent meter maids. It’s amazing to read the legal jargon spewing out from all of the well trained little citizens here in this forum. Seems this country is losing its soul. People are turning into automatons.
            Difdi, reads like a troll.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mortgagecommitments Tom Barnhart

            Difi heard all that on Fox News… so, it’s true!!! (sarcasm)

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000070644829 Carmel Garcia

            for sure.

          • Difdi

            Unless you’re claiming that police give up their citizenship when they put on the uniform, you’re delusional.

        • hmmm

          The entire point of a government and a Constitution is the philosophy of life itself. The point of laws is to protect the God given rights perceived by those who created this country. The very essence of LAW is to protect the rights of the individual and thus the rights of all. When they cease to fulfill that directive they are no longer serving the public.

          This is intent 101. If the laws in a culture are now benefiting a few and not the all then a system once designed for all is now serving a few. This is an Oligarchy. Further, if the power resides in the military than it has become a Totalitarian society.

          The obligation of the citizen is nothing more than to exist, hence why this country was a Constitutional Republic and NOT a democracy in it’s conception. The major difference? YOUR RIGHTS ARE UNTOUCHABLE.

          If your warped perception has lulled you into a state of obedience it is not through the proper use of law making that has changed this, it is the aftermath of living in a world constructed for the soul purpose of devaluing you and thus your rights.

          • Westsider50

            What God are you talking about? Prove there is a God and THEN and ONLY THEN can you speak of something as “God Given.”
            Nowhere in the US Constitution, the source of all Law in the United States, is their any mention of “God given rights.”
            No where.
            Rights are derived from the consent of the governed.
            Where does this lunacy come from? God gave you the right to have a gun? Can you prove that? Where in the Bible does it say that God gave you the right to have a gun? And where in the US Constitution does it mention that the Bible is the source of US Constitutional Law?
            The Declaration of Independence is NOT LAW!! It is an act of rebellion against the legal authority in the Colonies – the British Crown.
            It is tiring to have to listen to this idiocy day in an day out.
            Such stupid whining about “God given rights.” So idiotic….

        • http://www.facebook.com/chris.shields.mercenaryx Chris Shields

          the police dept is the corporate arm of city of xxxxx, there is nothing constitutional about them , and you my friend are full of shit ….they either work for us , or it is the other way around….

        • http://twitter.com/ohgodbookII dan summerlin

          so, when I turn 46, what changes?

          • Difdi

            Well, unless you are a former commissioned military officer, you are no longer eligible for mandatory militia service after turning 46. Military officers can be recalled at almost any age.

            And the obvious next question of what happens if you refuse to accept that service is mandatory: Failure to report when called is a misdemeanor in most states. Generally the sheriff arrests such a scofflaw and hauls them to the militia mustering area.

            Refusal to serve once at the muster is treason in most states. Due to the military nature of it, trial is by court martial not civilian court. Since such a call-up would be only in times of emergency, there is a distinct possibility of a firing squad within the hour.

        • Darren Wolfe

          Difdi, you & Archie Bunker think alike: America – Love It Or Leave It!

          I prefer liberty. We have the right to ignore the govt:

          The Right to Ignore the State

          1. The Right to Voluntary Outlawry

          As a corollary to the proposition that all institutions must be subordinated

          to the law of equal freedom, we cannot choose but admit the right of the

          citizen to adopt a condition of voluntary outlawry. If every man has freedom to

          do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other

          man, then he is free to drop connection with the state — to relinquish its

          protection, and to refuse paying toward its support. It is self-evident that in

          so behaving he in no way trenches upon the liberty of others; for his position

          is a passive one; and whilst passive he cannot become an aggressor. It is

          equally self-evident that he cannot be compelled to continue one of a political

          corporation, without a breach of the moral law, seeing that citizenship

          involves payment of taxes; and the taking away of a man’s property against his

          will, is an infringement of his rights.

          http://www.constitution.org/hs/ignore_state.htm

          • Difdi

            Apparently your misplaced sense of outrage takes up the same space in your skull that your reading comprehension does, because you can apparently only do one at a time.

            I suggested that people who dislike the law should get new laws passed to replace the laws they dislike, since that’s the system that is in place.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-McDaniel/1176265924 Phillip McDaniel

            When the system or an individual rule/law in place is immoral, morality dictates one ignore it. If slavery were were still legal I suspect Difdi is the type who’d call to turn in escaped slaves … after all it’s the law!

          • Difdi

            And I suspect you’d be the slave owner demanding I do so all the while trying to shift the blame onto me.

            Stop freaking out, engage your brain (assuming you have a functioning one) and read what I wrote. All of it. Then and only then should you hit reply. I stated verifiable facts, and suggested that people who dislike the laws should lobby to get new laws passed.

            If supporting the rule of law and the constitution makes me your natural enemy, well, you’re obviously not the sort of person who has any moral standing to judge anyone.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mortgagecommitments Tom Barnhart

            you lose difdi because there is nothing “obvious.” lol

        • Brant

          under that logic no female has to listen to an officer. did you just pull all of this out of your ass? officers can give lawful orders to anyone. lawful. not anything they want.

          • Damon

            They apparently can’t tell me shit either. I’m over 45 years old.

        • sorval

          because i am male I am in some sort of hierarchal military org? um no. You just completely made that up. I am not, and neither is anyone else. You’re nuts.

          • Difdi

            Your ignorance does not alter reality. Here, let reality alter your ignorance:

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia_%28United_States%29

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            Not that wikipedia is a reliable source (it’s not), but it doesn’t say what you claim as far as police officers being active members or being able to give orders.

          • Difdi

            Active militia: citizen, sworn to constitution, supposed to act in the public interest.

            Police: citizen, sworn to constitution, supposed to act in the public interest.

            If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, has a bill and feathers and looks awfully like a duck, it’s probably not an aardvark.

          • Ronin

            *Ahem* While I am actually giving your response to me due consideration before responding I feel a little snark is needed on this one:
            Politician: Citizen, sworn to uphold the constitution. supposed to act in the public interest.
            It does not seem like the requirements of office make the thing so. It’s up to the individual in the office, squad room, or their dining room and their honor.

          • Difdi

            Oh, I agree completely. If nobody ever did the wrong thing, nobody would have invented laws, courts, police, etc…

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            Maybe not an aardvark, but it’s also not a duck.

            That comes from over 20 years as a peace officer, 5 years of active duty military, and 15 years in the National Guard.

            Cops are not active militia, nor are they in the exempt category. Were they militia, they would not be subject to a draft, which they are, when a draft is in effect.

            There is no statutory or common law basis for police being active militia.

            The other thing to remember, that if they were active militia, and they gave an “inactive” militia an order that the inactive militia refused to obey, then the member of the “inactive” militia would be subject to a court-martial for either disobeying a direct order or mutiny, neither of which can happen (because police are not “active” militia).

          • Difdi

            A very good point. Still, the statutes and court doctrines they operate under sure do look an awful lot like active militia.

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            No argument there.

          • ErikJay

            You are the very definition of insufferable. Gawwwd! Yuck! Ee-ew! Just plain icky, man. I am glad I left my omnicient days behind. I was even worse than you! You have hope, really you do, just learn Rule 20: Never waste a good opportunity to STFU.

          • Westsider50

            Anyone who has their points debunked by a Wikipedia entry automatically goes for the “Wikipedia is not a reliable source” argument instead of offering REAL evidence to the contrary.
            Instead of summary dismissal of his citation, because it proves you wrong, demonstrate just exactly HOW it is wrong. Cite evidence to the contrary.
            I have often found wikipedia to be factual and consistent with other sources when cross referenced.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            Are you asking about the fact that police officers are not part of the active militia or the fact that the Wikipedia article did not say that police officers were part of the active militia?

            The point I was making is that his citing Wikipedia didn’t establish his point, since nowhere in the Wikipedia entry did it state that police were part of the militia, active or inactive. I don’t have to show anything else, although if you look elsewhere in the conversation, you will find other points that proved the point I was making.

            Besides, according to the latest study (Public Relations Journal, April 18, 2012), 60% of Wikipedia articles on businesses have errors. That’s not including the more innocuous errors, such as the error on the “Haymarket affair” as documented in the Chronicle of Higher Education (The Undue Weight of Truth on Wikipedia, Feb. 12, 2012).

            Wikipedia is great for finding sources, etc., but it is not reliable in an academic sense.

          • Brandon Rinebold

            He is technically correct in that you are classified as an inactive part of the US military if you are a physically capable male citizen.

            However, what he forgets is that the police are not ranking members of that military organization. They are also inactive ‘privates’ in the militia. As non-officers in that militia, they do not have the authority to activate members and even if they did, do not have the authority to issue orders to members of equal rank.

            The authority of the police is derived from written laws. Ordering nonthreatening bystanders around and demanding that they stop recording in a public place is not within their authority because there is no law being violated by that person.

          • Difdi

            If you fall within the age, gender, mental and legal definitions I mentioned, then you are either a member of the militia, or you are not a citizen of the United States. You probably shouldn’t try to vote if that’s the case, since it’s a crime for a non-citizen to cast a ballot in an election.

          • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

            your nothing but a troll! so, stfu!

          • Difdi

            I do not own trolls, slavery is illegal in this country.

        • FreedomIsNotFree

          Wow. Your comment, claiming LEO’s have authority over members of the UNorganized Militia, is completely ridiculous. You clearly don’t know what you are talking about. You use the terms “inactive” and “reserve member”. Those are terms used for the military, not civilians. Further, the Organized Militia is the National Guard, again, a military unit, not LEO’s. LEO’s are civilians just like the rest of us NOT in the military. Educate yourself before you make such ridiculous statements for the world to see. Read about the Dick Act of 1903, which clearly defines the Organized Militia and the UNorganized Militia.

        • ExCop-LawStudent

          Uh, that’s not even close to accurate.

        • Parris Young

          Only on the smallest local level can we “pass a law” of any use to us. Any law of any real consequence is passed by a congress owned and operated by people who want to be “lords and ladies” and so allow themselves to be owned and operated by corporations.

        • Philosophy

          I don’t own a fire arm so I guess I am not a member of a militia. How than can I be given orders?

          • Difdi

            So you’re mentally ill or a felon?

          • Difdi

            If you’re not a member of the militia, then you’re probably not a citizen. Attempting to vote could result in prison time if that’s the case.

          • Ronin

            If you don’t own a firearm? By the barrel of a gun…

        • Shovel Driver

          A police officer is NOT a member of the militia when performing duties as a member of the police. Just as I am not a member of the militia when performing duties as a member of the military. Police are civilians we have hired to perform certain specified duties for us, duties which are constrained by constitutional limitations on government. We the people have delegated our personal authority to others, but as the Supreme Court ruled, delegation does not mean that we have surrendered our authority, and we can take back that delegation at any time. But of course the police and their enablers will say otherwise.
          Those who believe we are required to obey orders from police are wrong. But of course the police and their enablers will say otherwise. “I did what I was ordered to do” is a defense that was discredited – and made a crime – at Nurnberg, and that applies equally well to those who obey unlawful orders as well as to those who give them, even when those who give them claim to be “obeying orders given them by their superiors”.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

        from my years, it is suppose to be a “lawful order”. that seems to have gotten lost years ago now. now its an ORDER! so let me see, what if i give the PIG an ORDER! do they have to obey? what ya think RON? think about it, your not resisting, what your doing is, “giving on order”! then let them ask you, “what gives you the right to give an order”! another thing ron, so the PIGS gives the order, stop that video, and your in public. you say then to the “law enforcement pig” what law you are enforcing?” what do they say then? what do they say?

        • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

          oh hell, i just thought of something, what if a pig gives a pig an ORDER? could they then arrest each other for disobeying “an order”? LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

      thank you, i would not have been able to express it like you did. it all boils down to, what are we going to do about it, they have never, and will never correct it when they police them selves! never going to happen. when we start fighting back it the way it will stop! when they are put into PRISON, then it may stop!

    • steveo

      The only “real” order a leo can give is “you are under arrest” unless you are too close to an emergency situation like a fire or inside the police tape, close meaning 20 to 30 ft. Most everything else you can just ignore. If leos order you out of your car, the ACLU says that you are already under arrest.

      But, that said, please use your right to remain silent…. I’m going to dress up like a mime and film police and hand them a card that says, “Mimes have the right to remain silent.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000181952705 Aaron Turner

      I agree with you this country is in trouable when we have police officers acting like this we have a problem.

      • http://twitter.com/SteppingShadows Stepping On Shadows

        They’ve always been like this. Tiny, cheap cameras and Youtube are what’s new.

    • VolvoDriver

      You’re an idiot. You’re defending criminals and vilifying the police – and all this despite the fact that you know NONE of the circumstances surrounding this incident.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Sievers/1159969963 Michael Sievers

        It does not matter what the circumstances are. The cops violated both the victims rights and the law they pretend to protect. THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

        • VolvoDriver

          …according to you.

          • TheButterThief

            And according to the video, smart guy.

          • VolvoDriver

            According to what you see on that video, but don’t hear. And you don’t see what preceded the video. Why do you geniuses think the cops showed up in the first place? Guys get their cars towed all the time, and don’t get the cops called on them.

            Grow some brains in those heads of yours!

          • TheButterThief

            Well, what we see AND hear in the video, plus witness reports. But all of that means nothing, right? Because what we see in the video is a completely reasonable show of force, and not an insane waste of time and resources. And cops certainly never lose their cool, then lie about it afterward. Right?

          • VolvoDriver

            Witnesses – all of whom “happen to be” family members, and part of a family that has been in trouble with the law for DECADES.

            Has it even crossed your mind to wonder why NONE of these wonderful law-abiding good citizens were at work on a Thursday? As a neighbor, I can tell you why – it’s become NONE of them work. They never have, and they never will.

            Has it even crossed your mind that every one of these punks is driving a vehicle that is not only not licensed, but not insured?

            Has it even crossed your mind why the tow-truck driver called the cops on these thugs?

            I didn’t think so…

          • TheButterThief

            So, you’ve crossed into straight-up insane territory here. Anyone who doesn’t work on a Thursday must be a criminal deserving of an ass-kicking from a cop? Likewise for having an uninsured, unlicensed car? What’s your fucking badge number, you lunatic?

          • VolvoDriver

            Awww, poor baby doesn’t like logic? Poor baby doesn’t like being told – by a neighbor of these parasites – that his idiocy is dead wrong? Poor baby doesn’t like having it pointed out that he has no clue what he’s talking about? Badge number? I’m not a cop, sorry. I’m just a citizen who lives in the area, who is sick of sub-human parasites like these people – and sub-human trolls like you defending them, even though you haven’t got a clue.

          • Jake Smith

            Do you see the irony in coming in here and calling people criminals admitting not knowing what happened before the video Volvo? You really made yourself out to look like an idiot. Good job. Maybe wait until the dash can footage comes out before you make yourself out to be a fool.

          • VolvoDriver

            Have you even stopped to THINK about one important question: Why were the cops called there in the first place? You man enough to answer that question? They did NOT just show up. They were called there, because your good friend Octavius was threatening the tow truck driver.

            I am utterly amazed that all you ass-clowns – who know absolutely nothing about this incident, this neighborhood, or these people – think you’re experts in the law, because you saw part of a video. Amazing.

          • Brant

            doesn’t take a genius man, video speaks for its self. your blind bigotry speaks for its self as well.

          • SamTx

            Video does not speak for itself. It requires context and often can be misleading.

          • sic of stupid people

            I saw nothing illegal or out of line. I see two people disturbing the peace. I am sure you have a langthy rap sheet aswell!

          • http://twitter.com/judeeatsthepoor Jude I⚡caяiot

            I don’t care why the cops showed up. They broke their trust in the public and their oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of this country.

          • Michael

            The tow-trucker was trying to steal his car, I would be threatening the tow truck driver too. However, I find it more problematic that the brother was arrested for video recording the incident and the video he took seems to be missing.

          • Publius Federali

            I suggest we all ignore the volvo driving fool.

            He’s clearly either a retarded cop (I know redundant), a paid government troll or most likely a six year old who guessed the password on his daddy’s computer.

          • http://twitter.com/judeeatsthepoor Jude I⚡caяiot

            Agreed.

          • http://twitter.com/ohgodbookII dan summerlin

            Could you please elaborate about how these people are parasites? I understand that you live near these people and understand them. The video looks terrible for the cops, you must admit. I know you follow lots of rules and your neighbors may not, but do you think that the physical violence is justified? Because he had words with the tow truck driver? I know that tow truck drivers are ALWAYS upstanding citizens, and what they do could never be equated to theft… In fact, would a tow truck driver not be, by definition, a parasite in this instance? Thanks in advance, VolvoDriver.
            Sincerely,
            Dan Summerlin

          • Brant

            sounds like a racist low-life fed up with his living armaments. probably collecting unemployment himself after getting laid off for being incompetent.

          • http://twitter.com/judeeatsthepoor Jude I⚡caяiot

            You drive a Volvo, ergo, you are a moron.

            I can do it too!

          • Brandon Rinebold

            The police and your neighbors believing you have committed a crime does not negate your civil rights. Even committing a crime does not do that until convicted.

          • cvbzxhb

            you are not their neighbor please go away with your ignorance man

          • VolvoDriver

            Just shut up, and stop trying to defend your cousins.

          • Brant

            spot on man, they are unemployed, so the cops should beat them at will. haven’t seen a single person here saying these are stand-up guys, just saying they are guys that should be able to exercise their rights without being beaten. you honestly believe people should be treated by the police based on their socio-economic background?

          • Stunt Man Mike

            I live in Omaha, I know that area and you ain’t no Volvo driver if your crib is down there. Here’s a new name you should use “iamatrickassmarklyinbiotch”.

          • VolvoDriver

            Do you have a problem with the make of truck I drive, Michelle? Would you like me to run over your pusswagon with it? Side dump a load of rocks on it? I also don’t live in a crib, the likes of which babies like you lie. I live in a very nicely restored home. It’s too bad that wusses like you are scared to even visit this area of Omaha. Well, actually, it’s okay. We’re before off without your type.

          • http://twitter.com/judeeatsthepoor Jude I⚡caяiot

            It crossed my mind that maybe they had night jobs, personally. I don’t like to make assumptions about people’s jobs based on what hours they may or may not be home, because I don’t have any facts other than that to say anything.

            However, I have facts about this video – the cops threw some guy on the ground without provocation, and then they chased down another guy for filming it. Whether or not either of them work is moot. Whether or not they have criminal records is moot.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-McDaniel/1176265924 Phillip McDaniel

            On the point of licenses and insurance.

            The state forces the individual to pay taxes which pay for the roads. Then like a sick crime lord the state requires the individual to be licensed, inspected, titled, tagged, and insured for the privilege of using that which he as been forced to pay for at the point of a gun. If you doubt it’s at the point of a gun that taxes are collected I suggest you quit paying taxes, after all the state is so nice and all.

            Not having a license is a heroic act as far as I’m concerned. No subject of the state (yes we are subjects, not citizens) should be forced with the threat of liberty and life to pay for that which they are banned from using.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mortgagecommitments Tom Barnhart

            sounds like you know them personally… so, how objective is that?

          • VolvoDriver

            Far more objective than you.

          • Brant

            What an idiot. Read the article and watch the video. Cops acting as cops act, getting away with whatever they can.

          • SamTx

            It’s obvious that most people here do not like cops nor thinking objectively. The video post and writer of article claims abuse, and everyone here is like “she’s a witch! Burn her!” Thinking and analyzing requires more effort than just reacting.

          • http://twitter.com/judeeatsthepoor Jude I⚡caяiot

            Objectively, the cops chased a guy for not violating any laws, arrested him, and stole his property.

          • Brandon Rinebold

            What we don’t see on this video does not justify violence in excess of what is required to subdue the person they’re arresting. If he killed 42 grandmothers and raped their corpses right before this video, that still does not give the police the right to use unnecessary force to arrest him and does not give them the right to arrest bystanders for recording video in a public place.

            Please explain why the following were required in order to arrest this person:
            0:05: Man walks toward the car and places one hand on the hood. Both feet are on the ground and his other arm is in front of him. The cop’s response to absolutely no violence from this guy, instead of placing his hands behind his back and handcuffing him, is to drag him to the ground in a choke then punch him in the face at least 4 times. I’ll admit that if the choke had been warranted, then the punches were probably a necessary follow-up but I can’t see any indications of violence from this guy on the video.
            2:15 On arrival of the second car, an officer immediately chases someone who appears to be charged with loudly complaining about the police’s actions. It is *possible* that he threw something during the seocnd he was off-camera but why would he have waited until he heard other sirens coming to throw things at the cops?
            2:23 Cops run into a home without a search warrant. Unless the person they started chasing at 2:15 has committed a crime or has an outstanding arrest warrant, then this is illegal.
            2:50 The tow truck guy stops looking at the towed car (in the direction of the arrested man) and gets back in his truck. The cop on top of the handcuffed guy starts looking around until 2:57 The cop sitting on top of a handcuffed guy decides that he has become enough of a threat to need 3-4 more punches.

            Whatever precluded this video is legally irrelevant to what occcurred within it. The only relevant discussion here is whether the force used by the cops in this case was necessary to arrest him and whether the second person commited a crime he should have been arrested for. People with a criminal history do not lose their civil rights.

          • VolvoDriver

            Just yesterday I sat and watched the video with a good friend of mine who is a cop. We watched it repeatedly. He even pointed out the “officer needs help” call that he could hear, and none of you bozos would notice.

            Everything in the video was done 100% by protocol – UNTIL the cop with the guy on the ground kept punching him. For that, according to my cop friend, that cop is probably going to get fired.

            That was the ONLY thing that was against protocol.

          • Turnkeys

            Of course your friend is going to be as objective as you in this matter. :/

          • VolvoDriver

            …as opposed to all the whiney-ass anti-police wusses on this site. Yeah, an objective bunch you are. And brave!

          • Ronin

            What timestamp is that call at, please?

          • VolvoDriver

            It’s a clicking – a code the police use. I don’t know at what timestamp it appears. Turn up your volume and listen carefully. If you know police radio codes, you’ll recognize it. If you don’t, you won’t hear it.

          • Ronin

            Which is what is being discussed by some of us. Not allowing someone to record is also a breach. Maybe not of protocol, but certainly of their right. That has be affirmed, reaffirmed, and reaffirmed yet again ad nauseum.

            If the police are doing everything by the book, it is in their interest to allow and preserve a video record that could help exonerate the accused officer, is it not?

          • Brant

            did you watch the video?

        • tired of stupid people

          You sound so stupid!

      • http://twitter.com/MrMakanhoes Mr Makanhoes #Alien

        Do you live in omaha? Do you know how the cops act in this town? Have you not heard about Robert Wagner? These “Criminals” are guilty of invalid tags… if a sticker on a car justifies this sort of being then you should be behead for your level of stupidity.

        • VolvoDriver

          Yes, I live in Omaha. Do you?

          I live in the neighborhood where these reprobates live. Do you?

          I know what they do, and don’t do, on a daily basis – and how the entire family has lived for decades. Do you?

      • Publius Federali

        Why are you even at this site? Are you part of Obama’s cyber security force?

        How about you go read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers and then I will let you talk to me. Until then you are just an ignorant sheep who is abusing his right to have an opinion, and in so doing makes certain that everyone who hears his opinions knows he’s a fool.

        Of course the fact you drive a Volvo also tells us that.

        • VolvoDriver

          Do you have a problem with the kind of truck I drive, tough guy?

          The more appropriate question is why are YOU on this site – other than to spew your inane stupidity?

          I would ask you if you’re stupid enough to believe everything you see on the internet, but I won’t bother. I already know the answer.

          • Publius Federali

            You’re just a troll, my only question is if you are getting paid to do it.

            As I said previously, I don’t converse with fools and slaves. You now know where I stand. I know who you are, a fascist. You are my enemy and the enemy of any man who stands for freedom since you work for the government that oppresses free men. You are also clearly a racist, which is another trait of fools.

            Good luck to you. Remember, you can’t have a police state without police. Seig Heil!

          • VolvoDriver

            You are a simpleton. A complete fool. Yet another internet tough-guy who blathers on about situations he’s completely ignorant of.

            I’m glad you don’t live in this neighborhood. We have enough sub-human parasites – like you’re friends you’re defending – living here.

          • Publius Federali

            I said we were done little boy. Should I type slower?

          • VolvoDriver

            You can type any speed you want. The end result is the same: stupidity.

          • Publius Federali

            Oh my god, you’re a pig. Ha. That’s what all the “internet tough guy” talk is about. If you could only meet me face to face you could show me who is really tough, with your plastic badge, gun you can’t shoot and clown suit. I laugh at you. I’m laughing my ass off at how angry you are right now that you can’t demand my respect. There’s nothing you can do about it you impotent high school bully. Piggy, piggy, piggy. Oink, oink, oink.

            Don’t you have tickets to write you glorified meeter maid. Oh, you’re also a criminal because your union bribes politicians to steal for your salary from hard working Americans.

            And the best laugh is me imagining the look on your face when you wake up one day and realize that your supposed pension that you stole from us is really not there.

          • VolvoDriver

            If you only knew… Mehhh, never mind. It wouldn’t matter any way. You’re too stupid to comprehend it. Just keep doing what you’re doing – blathering on from your mom’s basement.

        • sick of stupid people

          Says the guy driving some shit box who is suprised they get pulled over for having a tail light out, and suprised when the cop hauls your low life ass to jail after runnig your mouth and finding god knows what in your car.

          • TheButterThief

            More popo up in here…

      • Stunt Man Mike

        so what you’re saying is that, what you saw on this video is acceptable behavior by the police? We should be defending their actions?

    • http://www.facebook.com/libertarian.amazon Libertarian Amazon

      If the people of Omaha are disgusted with this behavior, businesses can begin by refusing service to the cops who were being abusive.

    • over stupid people

      Your a fucking idiot.

      • TheButterThief

        That is some exquisite irony.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

      simple answer is, they have supervisors that are the same bullies that now deal with what the PIGS of today are doing. anyone think that PIGS will be held up to a higher standard then you and me. keep dreaming. when the PIGS deal with real life accountability they may stop this shit! till then the PIGS will continue doing anything and everything! they currently have a license to kill, i think! so what is the sheeple going to do? live on their knees, or wake up and take a stand?

  • kmacarth

    I think I counted 11 squad cars, but I lost count of all the uniformed officers. Holy cow… slow day in Omaha.

    I wonder what happens when a real crime happens?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jorge-Emilio-Emrys-Landivar/37403083 Jorge Emilio Emrys Landivar

      Real criminals are dangerous. Easier for these assholes to pick on normal folk.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

        Jorge: you got it exactly, get the easy target, like the THUGS they are! without the BADGE and GUN they are spineless MOFOs! nothing more nothing less!

        • hmmm

          They are brainwashed victims of a society who’s morality and values have been mutilated by a social quo established by those with the power to influence thought.

          Most of those cops were sold on the idea that they would be law enforcement serving their communities. Remember, they have the same fear we all have…

          To be cut from the umbilical cord of the system.

          The problem is they require money to survive and since they are given just enough to have a comfortable lifestyle than their choice is between causing you pain or their own. However, these set of “choices” were not up to them. The root is where the morality and values of this country were engineered.

          *points to the shadows* Follow the money

    • http://www.facebook.com/roosevelt.randle Roosevelt Randle

      i counted 13 cop cars

    • http://twitter.com/MrMakanhoes Mr Makanhoes #Alien

      Nothing they seem to thin out….

  • http://www.facebook.com/northoftheborder.gold NorthoftheBorder Gold

    Does the FBI never investigate these crimes??

    • nevilleross

      They’re just as bad, and have been, for a long time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/northoftheborder.gold NorthoftheBorder Gold

    This is why Americans need guns!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Ray/100000041914831 Timothy Ray

      some day whole neighborhoods will put down their cameras, pick up their guns and dispense some Justus of their own and the police will have nobody to blame but themselves.

      • sick of stupid people

        what the fuck is “Justus”. What a fucking idiot!

        • http://www.facebook.com/holly.hughes.798 Holly Hughes

          It’s called a typo…..

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            Even if a typo, it’s nowhere close to the proper spelling. My vote is for idiot.

          • http://www.facebook.com/holly.hughes.798 Holly Hughes

            I thought this was about what happened in the video….hummmm…THEIR, THERE…THEY’RE..(patting you on the head)…It will be OK if someone misspells something…it is not about spelling….It is about how the police abused their privilege…..

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            Holly, it is about what’s on the video, which can not be condoned, as I’ve mentioned several places.

            We need to film police officers and hold them accountable. We don’t need to start armed confrontation. There may be some point in the future that it is needed (the Second Amendment was designed to protect citizens against tyranny), but not while there are other ways to resolve the issue.

            But anyone who speaks of armed “Justus” of their own, who clearly can’t spell, who clearly advocates shooting other human beings, is an idiot.

            So I stand by my comment that he’s an idiot.

          • http://www.facebook.com/holly.hughes.798 Holly Hughes

            Ok…You make a fair point….But why, just out of my curiosity, would you take your time to correct spelling??? Have you gone thru everyone’s statements and done so??? I have read a lot of statements ..and I have seen you in many and you seem like your angry to everyone….I have not read all of them…so I have no right to say that what I just wrote is 100% true…just the bit that I saw…any who….Good Blessings to Ya!!!

          • nevilleross

            Actually, I don’t think that it was a typo, but the true meaning of the word ‘justice’ as practiced by most cops.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            Thanks for confirming that I was correct.

    • JsinHarm

      Yeah, good luck with that when you point that gun at a cop and 10 of them shoot you down.

      • youreanidiot

        can u read? theres a reason cops stay out of the projects…. LOL

      • Thez

        Eventually people won’t give a shit anymore.

      • HpPavilion22

        no they shoot 2 old ladies delivering newspapers on the block 39 times

  • http://www.facebook.com/KLFM3 Kevin Marsh

    That’s ridiculous. How many cops do they need for two unarmed men? Blatant brutality and attempt to suppress. Keep those cameras ready!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325372879 Alan Bickley

      In an earlier time in Texas they said: One riot, one ranger. Now these psychopaths in Darth Vader gear assemble by the twenties and forties to do violence to the laws and to humanity. Sometimes, as we know, they use fire when their numbers are insufficient to give them courage.

      • Difdi

        So who do you call when the police are the rioters?

        • http://twitter.com/Stoutlagger Rob

          The militia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richbeachgoer Richard Matthew

    Sure he will get to the bottom of it Did you ever see it snow in July ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534577116 Raymond Winters

      I have seen snow in July.

      • http://twitter.com/tfcocs Reverend Xenakaboom

        In Argentina?

  • lost soul

    I am so sick of seeing this same situation, I was raised to believe the police were there to protect people not to be the attackers. How many cops are really needed for this? There seems to be more and more corruption in government than ever before. I have so little respect for them, I know there must be some good cops someplace.

    • Difdi

      Define good cop?

      If you or I knew our business partner was committing felonies, and we kept quiet or helped him cover up the evidence, we’d be considered accomplices and/or criminal conspirators.

      But police don’t get considered to be bad cops until they actively do wrong personally.

      If the RICO Act were applied to the average big city police department, they’d all wind up behind bars.

    • http://twitter.com/Stoutlagger Rob

      The only people that cops are trained to serve and protect are themselves. Make no mistake about that. I was brought up the same way believing that being a cop was a noble profession, and a few years ago I realized that it was nothing more than mass indoctrination when I tried recording a New Orleans cop arresting a kid. As soon as he threw the kid in his car, he came after me, snatched my camera away, deleted the video, then returned my camera. That was when I finally woke up, found this site, and realized that all these years I had been lied to. The truth is that cops are NOT our friends. It took me 30 years to understand that, but now I do.

  • lost soul

    what a waste of money.

  • Civil War Looming

    There were at LEAST a DOZEN cop cars that responded to this, PLUS you can hear a helicopter hovering overhead. That makes almost 30 cops unquestioningly out to demonstrate to a verbally protesting unarmed man who’s boss. Indeed, can there be ANY remaining doubt as to where this is going to end up. Yugoslavia. TIMES TEN. Lock and load, hoochie-koo.

    • http://twitter.com/jesusraiderjim James Jesus

      All because the cops over-reacted. They started all the chaos, the all just run following each other like Hyenas to the slaughter. No fucking idea why they are running, stupid trained monkeys.

      • Ron

        They see one start to run and they all start running.

        Seriously though, I thought there was a debt crisis – clearly this police department has HEAPS of money to splash around on cop salaries if they can spare this many.

        • Difdi

          To say nothing of paying out on 1983 lawsuits.

      • annglover

        those who came later didn’t know what happened; they were thinking an officer was in imminent danger, as they got that call.

    • annglover

      An “Officer Needs Assistance” call was put out, probably by the officer who went to the car. All of the police officers in the vicinity immediately rush to the site. I don’t see why it was put out, and I think the police officers who came later were probably pissed that their time was wasted and that they became involved in this. There is, however, a circling of the wagons that occurs. The later ones who rushed into the house probably thought that an officer was in danger in the house.

  • http://twitter.com/jesusraiderjim James Jesus

    Did anyone notice at the 2:56 mark the cop that still has the guy on the ground, looks around and then punches on the guy for no reason? Check it out!

    • Difdi

      I saw that too. Furtive movement, checking to see if he’s observed, then excessive force. But he won’t even be reprimanded for it, since it wasn’t a cop he was punching.

  • LBrothers

    Cops live to escalate any situation. They want the thinnest excuse (and, if they don’t have one, they make one up) to tune someone up. Without their badges and guns, they’d be pissing their pants.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Ray/100000041914831 Timothy Ray

      school yard bullies all grown up. They either become pigs or hopeless alcoholics or both.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

      SPINELESS MOFOs, ALL OF THEM, YOUR 100% RIGHT LBrothers! bullies and thugs, all of them! ALSO what Timothy said! pigs!! big fat sloppy donut eating pigs!

  • rick

    The dogs survived!

    • Jefft90

      Despite someone yelling at the 3:30 mark “shoot that fxxx dog”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325372879 Alan Bickley

    Federal courts have ruled on the citizen’s right to record police behavior, affirming in both cases that the right exists. One ruling came from the federal district in Boston, and I believe the other came from Illinois. It’s stories like this that make me wonder what well-meaning liberals are thinking when they advocate for the hiring of more cops as a remedy for the Great Recession. More cops have brought in their wake more shredding of what most of assume are rights as citizens.

    • Lefim

      Not all: Two U.S. Circuit courts, the 1st and the 11th, say that there is a right to photograph/videotape police activity. The 9th Circuit provides some protection if police activity is considered a “matter of public interest.” Courts in the 3rd, 4th and 5th Circuits have said that the right to videotape the police has not conclusively been established. Courts in the remaining circuits have not ruled directly on the issue.

  • Jefft90

    At the beginning of the video it appears that there is a female officer pointing a Taser? at Octavious.

    Beat down cop seems to direrct Octavious towards the truck and the female officer
    who backups still pointing Taser? at Octavious. Octavious then hesitates, beat down pushes
    him toward the female officer Octavious braces himself on the hood of the truck and beat down then goes in for the take down .

    • annglover

      I thought it was a gun, but it probably was a taser. I don’t know.

  • MikeUrban

    Bunch of cowards.

    • Ron

      Maybe they heard there was free donuts in the house.

  • http://twitter.com/AntonioBuehler Antonio Buehler

    Keep up the great work, Carlos! Expose these animals in blue!!

  • n4zhg

    Update: One officer reassigned pending investigation, did not say who.

    • MikeUrban

      Damn, I thought it said resigned…re-read. Should have known better, cowards don’t resign.

      • n4zhg

        And then people wonder where the “domestic terrorists” come from. They come from the system not putting cops like this on the unemployment line.

        • Difdi

          Military officers, police officers and public officials all swear to defend the constitution. Ever wondered what a domestic enemy of the constitution would look like?

          You’ve now seen over a dozen of them caught on video.

          • steve618

            Since there is no requirement that anyone actually read the Constitution before taking the oath, “defending” the Constitution must be taken to mean merely protecting the physical document currently on display in the nation’s capital from theft, vandalism, fire, etc….

  • Jacques666

    I used to live in Omaha. (Ouch!) One day about a half mile from my home I passed a police car which was on the median. Instantly the police car started follwing me. I was going the speed limit, but the car kept on my tail. I made sure every move was picture perfect. (My ex-father in law in NY was a cop – and he called this sort of thing “baiting the driver.” Anything to warrant a stop.)
    All the way to my apartment the cop was tailgating me. I stopped in front of my space, turned off the igintion, then went to question the female officer. She laughed in my face, and drove off.
    Yeah… looks they haven’t changed much in over 12 years.

    • http://twitter.com/MrMakanhoes Mr Makanhoes #Alien

      That was when they had quotas… now you barely ever see them out… but when you do they always show up deep i was pulled over last december an they ended up bring 3 squad cars for a male and female in a car just to cite me for littering a cigarette butt… They pick on the easy ones not to mention they only have a 30% solved murder rate that has been picking up the last few years

  • http://twitter.com/tfcocs Reverend Xenakaboom

    As a side note, I find it disturbing how the KMTV report appears to function as a press release, rather than a report.

    “But a police report obtained by Action 3 News shows Johnson was pushed out of her wheel chair by Juaquez as he ran from officers. Sharon says, not true. ”

    This snippet is yet more evidence that there is no such thing as an independent press anymore. The police report is referred to as being factual, despite testimony to the contrary. Furthermore, the reporter had the gall to refer to Sharon Johnson, the wheelchair user, by her first name, rather than her surname, showing a profound lack of respect for the parties involved. Simple changes, such as the use of the word “states” rather than “shows”, and referring to Ms. Johnson by her proper name, would give this story at least a facade of objectivity.

    • annglover

      Of course the police report said that. They should never have been in that house. I live in Omaha, and I think this is disgusting.

  • Ridiculious

    WTF i counted at least 19 cops with 11 or 12 in the damn house!! What an over reaction. Cops are nothing but thugs with to much power!! I’m surprised the dogs didn’t get shot!! Disgusting pigs!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-Walton/1569023277 Wayne Walton

    The ROOT CAUSE of this is usury. Usury/interest/riba has been forbidden by Jews, Christians and Muslims for 1000′s of years. Usury USURPS natural human sovereignty so that a tiny few psychopaths rule through the “money power”. They have massive abundance to enforce their will on a planet of debt slaves. Their is no lack of funding for their tyranny. Why? Every dollar is really a private bank Federal Reserve born with debt and interest.

    Solution? Humanity must create its own debt/interest free money. Then hire the enforcers ourselves to protect us from the bankers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUyCJ9bGlYw

  • FTP

    It sure would have been nice to hear gun shots in that house and then hearing all these cops that violated this mans rights by barging into his home without a warrant were ALL shot in the god damn head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.m.gray Jeffrey Marcus Gray

    William Grigg has a Facebook page called Restore The Right To Resist and this story should be right down his ally. It is my opinion that this family had every right to resist this gang style assault with lethal force! How is this any different than a family being attacked by a band of criminals including home invasion,assault,and attempted murder?

    Here is my message to all the coward government agents monitoring this site….Fuck Off!

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.scheuermann Susan Scheuermann

    kudos to the guy video taping this from his window and getting it out there for public to see……..this is a disgrace and criminal the behaviour of the cops rolling in like a gang trampling citiens rights to be safe on the streets and in their own homes ……pitiful cops get away with this stuff every day wtf

    • Difdi

      I wonder how many times the videographer has been pulled over for no apparent reason since posting the video?

  • Alex Masters

    It’s the 98.5 % of the bad cops that makes the 1.5% of the good cops look bad. These tax eating parasites should be fired immediately.

    • Difdi

      What good cops? Aiding and abetting, accomplice, accomplice after the fact, criminal conspirator…all of these terms apply to the so-called good cops who look the other way for the bad cops. What good cops?

      • Lester TheRockingHorseGuy

        There ARE good cops out there. I’m not saying they’re in the majority, not by a long shot. But I know some personally that are sickened by this, one went so far as to quit the force, and go looking for something more honorable.

        • http://twitter.com/MrMakanhoes Mr Makanhoes #Alien

          Any cop that does not expose a wrong doing by another cop is a bad cop… and sure a few cops will rat someone out but then be forced out cause no one will partner up with them… so in logic all cops are bad cops… cause they have to be or they cant have the job..

  • Stardust

    Sieg Heil…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharky1953 Howard Joey

    Randal: i think, when we start chasing them, then it may stop this BULLSHIT! then they will make sure everything is recorded to protect the ass that belongs to them! I can see the Front Pages now! large group of concerned citizens chase POLICE down the street, and affect an arrest! for real though, the BULLSHIT MSM, would have these headlines, “terrorist group chase COPS down and beat the crap out of them, everyone was arrested after back up showed up!, more news at 11PM” and ill tell you all this, when this continues, the end will be, any person up against the wall, with no other avenue of escape, either fight or die. more cops will be getting the bad end of the stick when they figure out, they may have us out gunned, but we have them out numbered by at least 1000 to 1 or something pretty close to that, anyone have more precise numbers? it is not going to be pretty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001465784033 Chris Webb

    pieces of dog shit, with badges!!!!!! fuckem!!!

    • Difdi

      Badges? We don’t need no steenking badges.

    • VolvoDriver

      You’re a moron. Add something intelligent, or just shut up.

      • ExCop-LawStudent

        You should take your own advice.

  • WhoCares

    those would be some dead cops over here

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwarren818 Jack Rissell

    There is probably something like this happening right now in every major city in every state as we sit in disgust reading about this one. But the cops know the simple step of confiscating/deleting/destroying the digital evidence. The one’s we DO get to see are the one-in-a-millions that were secretly recorded. The lines are being drawn and they are making their choices. The games will soon begin.

    • annglover

      As an Omahan, I can say that our police dept. is not nearly as bad as some. Seriously. There are many complaints of this kind of behavior; but the videos that make it to the public are few and far between. The police officers who came in after the curious call of “Officer needs assistance” probably wondered what they were called off of legit issues for. It’s normally used when an officer’s life is in danger. When a situation is out of control. I didn’t see that; I saw an officer walk to his car and give the call and then totally overreact. I did see a cuffed man being hit repeatedly.

      • http://twitter.com/MrMakanhoes Mr Makanhoes #Alien

        Robert Wagner? if your from omaha then you really are missing alot of things… the dog shooting. I had a friend beat up by the cops for sitting outside of a bar waiting for his ride. Omaha is just as bad as a lot of cities when our police act like this for a sticker on a car…

    • http://www.facebook.com/holly.hughes.798 Holly Hughes

      not only will the games soon begin it will begin on a much higher level…when our government tries to take our guns one state at a time…that’s when the “real” games will start…this is only the beginning…..mean while these ‘police’ are just the beginning of how bad it is going to get….

  • Steve

    Hey! The cops forgot to shoot the dogs in the front yard. They’re getting sloppy.

    • rick

      Not quite. Listen at 3:33
      “Shoot that fucking dog!”

    • Ronin

      How bad is it that I was waiting for that exact thing? Especially when I heard one of them curse about the dog growling at him.

      • Turnkeys

        I was expecting the very same thing…

  • Justice

    Those cops should be lined up and shot. Pathetic pieces of shit. “Don’t start calling me sir! Don’t call me sir!” Is that guy for fucking real? What a cock sucking idiot. Literally too fucking stupid to say anything halfway intelligible in his incessant need of making himself out to be the big man by making sure he talks over the “suspect.” If I were the spouse of any of these men I’d divorce them immediately and make sure they never saw their kids again. If there’s any women out there married to these scum, have some fucking integrity and leave their pathetic asses.

  • Stanley B. Manley

    I wonder how much of that shit would’ve happened if a long gun barrel was poked from a window of every house on that block.

    • Sick of stupid people

      Yeah thats gonna solve all the problems….. you are such a waste of space!

  • Lefim

    I have to disagree with the narrative. At the 5 second point one can see Octavious stiffen his arms in an attempt to pull them away when the cop was reaching to seize his arm to put on the cuffs. So the cop is justified in bull-dogging the guy down. Even if it didn’t start out as an arrest, cops can put the cuffs on to detain you for their safety. And seeing Octavious’ agitated state in the first five seconds around a car about to be towed kinda gives a clue what was going on before the camera rolled.

    About Juaquez yelling at the cop: “State v. Biondolillo,” citing “Colten v. Kentucky,” puts it that a citizen “may have a constitutional right to ‘criticize and observe police conduct,’ he has no parallel right to engage an officer or others in conversation at a time and in a manner that causes—or may imminently cause—a substantial interference in the officer’s duties during the course of a criminal investigation.” ( http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nh-supreme-court/1616738.html ) .

    Juaquez taking off running like he did when the cop approach him for the third time gave cops probable cause for arrest according to Illinois v. Wardlow. And United States v. Santana permits foot pursuit of a criminal suspect into the home if stopping to get a warrant would frustrate the arrest.

    I’ll take a wait and see attitude about any claims yet about footage being deleted until we hear from Juaquez. But in the meantime, if Juaquez just kept his cool and merely record any “abuse” Michael may had missed, he could present it to his lawyer.

    Now where is this lady in a wheelchair that got knocked down, unless this happen in the house?

    • JdL

      Juaquez taking off running like he did when the cop approach him for the third time gave cops probable cause for arrest according to Illinois v. Wardlow. And United States v. Santana permits foot pursuit of a criminal suspect into the home if stopping to get a warrant would frustrate the arrest.

      And what “crime” is Juaquez suspected of committing, other than contempt of the government thugs who won’t stop harassing him?

      Or are you one of those people who thinks that a criminal is anyone cops don’t like?

      • Lefim

        JdL, you might take another look at the paragraph above the one you quoted about not interferening with the cops while they’re doing their job.

        Remember “[h]eadlong flight is not necessarily indicative of wrongdoing, but it is
        certainly suggestive of such.” You’ve been reading this blog long enough to know you don’t just run from the cops – or is your memory that short or your police hatred that long?

        • Francisco_dAnconia

          And what case law permits deletion of video footage? The striking of a restrained suspect?

          • Lefim

            Francisco, a police officer is allowed to use reasonable force to defend himself or to subdue a resisting suspect. This force can take the form of punches, but is more commonly done with a baton or taser. When Octavious allegedly tried to resist after being handcuffed by positioning his legs so he can apply leverage to throw the cop off his back (watch the legs after his partner had to run down Juaquez for his antics), he was hit with a “distraction blow” — a punch/open-handed strike combo police are taught to use in such situations. As Carlos himself stated:

            “. . . [I]f you’re going to fight a cop, then don’t be surprised if you get punched, tased, bludgeoned, pounced on and kicked by a multitude of cops or just pumped full of lead.

            “Once you get into a physical altercation with a cop, the rules go out the window.”

            As the narrative stated, no one has heard from Juaquez so no one knows whether any footage was deleted, lost in the house, never published, or Juaquez was merely bluffing in hoping he can intimidate (didn’t get him very far, did it).

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            Cops only have one rule about fights. The cops have to win. That was my rule when someone fought me – I didn’t fight fair, would escalate to at least one level of force above theirs, and win.

        • JdL

          Poor pathetic cops! Of course, “doing their job” is shorthand for doing whatever the F*** they feel like.

          You’re right, though: Juaquez shouldn’t have run from the cops. I have another, more appropriate reaction in mind.

          • Lefim

            JdL, I know perfectly well you’ve seen enough footage, some on this blog, what happens when cops did “whatever the F*** they feel like.” In this particular instance, please cite the appropriate case law or statute the cops alleged to violate other than the fact they’re cops and you’re projecting your own biases. I cited case law to back my reasoning, are they wrong and do you have appropriate case law to refute my premise? I know steveo and/or ECLS would have a field day educating me if I made such an error.

            Yes, Juaquez had a choice: staying were he was and allow himself be detained or arrested. If arrested, he stood a better chance in beating the rap or get it pleaded down. As it were he got himself and a third brother arrested, the lady in the wheelchair (his mother?) possibly injured, possible damages to the house interior from Juaquez’s resistance and now the family finances getting spread even thinner having to defend three individuals and possible medical bills. Juaquez brought all that on himself and his family.

            Any other choice would leave one dead Juaquez as he’s not trained to draw down on a kevlar vest-protected cop with backup running up, but the cops are surely trained to draw down on Juaquezes (the plural is deliberate). And that leaves that dead Juaquez not helping anyone.

  • Alpha Kenny One

    You Pig’s SUCK!! That’ s my message. It’s time to eliminate the EVIL in this world and we need to start with the people we have hired to protect it!

  • IKE

    Hmmm well if we keep training Cops to behave like military, THEY WILL USE THE TRAINING, EVENTUALLY AGAINST SOME ONE YOU LOVE FOR NO GOOD REASON. The more the Constitution is ignored by law enforcement, the more this will happen.

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  • steveo

    I’m not a big fan of videographers yelling or even talking to leos who are effecting an arrest. I know that yelling certain phrases and such should not be considered obstruction, but if you had to go to trial over this and the prosecutor showed the vid, you’d be convicted of obstruction because most jurors think just being there and not going back into your house is obstruction.

    And on a misdemeanor case like this if you got a jury it would only be six and the prosecutor would fight to get all white people over 65 on the jury. If a magistrate or county judge decided the case, you would be guilty before any testimony. You have the right to remain silent, use it.

    • ElizabethConley

      I’m afraid you’re right about not speaking to LEOs who are committing violent assaults and other serious crimes. It’s dangerous enough to video them. Speaking to them is even more hazardous. You have to hope the video alone will convince them not to murder or maim their victim. Asking them to stop the assault is likely to escalate the violence.

    • http://www.facebook.com/holly.hughes.798 Holly Hughes

      your not in the south…it is Nebraska…Jesus….

  • Jeff A. Taylor

    The most important reforms that could be made:

    1) To be issued a badge and gun by any law enforcement organization you MUST have a four-year college degree. Give current officers 5 years to obtain one. Watch the meatheads melt away, but not without a fight.

    2) To be issued a fully-automatic weapon — or have access to mil-spec equipment of any kind — an officer MUST complete a military basic training course of not less than eight weeks in length. Right now we have yahoos with exactly NO training, or a few hours with a video, running around with an infantry’s squad’s firepower in their trunks for “tactical” situations. What does that mean? Situations where they are scared and angry, basically. Cannot end well.

    • ElizabethConley

      I have to agree with your definition of “tactical” situations as “any time police are scared and angry.” These “officers” are less fit than average citizens to have access to lethal weapons. They consistantly exercise poor judgement and lack of self control.

    • ExCop-LawStudent

      1) Are you willing to a) allow the officers go to school full-time on the city’s dime? Many don’t have any college, and to require a 4-year degree in 5 years is not feasible. b) Pay the additional salary required? You’ve just upped the standards, lowered the pool of available applicants, many of whom will have jobs offered at higher wages. To be competitive you would need to increase salaries. For example, in my area the average starting salary is $45K – you would probably have to increase that by $10-15K to $55-60K to start.

      2) Most patrol officers are not issued fully auto weapons. Typically only SWAT guys get those, and many times the “full-auto” is actually 3-round burst. They also go through extensive training prior to issue. At my old PD, they went through a basic course (60-80 hrs), plus extensive weapons training prior to issue. They also had to shoot expert with each weapon issued. The scared and angry comment is BS. Officers are normally excessively calm during the incident and don’t get scared and angry until later, well after the incident is over.

      • nevilleross

        Trust me when I say that if what Japan mandates for police to be police was instituted here in North America, things would be a lot better. A cop should be trained to the highest standards of society anyway, not just given a few years training and then be sent into the field.

        • ExCop-LawStudent

          I don’t disagree that higher education standards might be good, but you’ve also got to consider the unintended consequences.

          First, like I mentioned, you’ll need to increase pay to compensate for the additional educational requirement.

          Second, you are severely reducing the applicant pool. This means that many departments will look at relaxing the standards in other areas, such as prior conduct or psychological evaluations in order to hire enough officers.

          Third, it may not accomplish what you want. A study from 2005 showed that officer’s with associate’s and bachelor’s degrees had disciplinary rates that were 25% higher than officers with just a HS diploma. They also had much high vehicle accident rates, and lower commendation rates than officer with HS diplomas. (Dr. M.D. Bostrom, “The Influence of Higher Education on Police Work Habits”). There are some studies that show the opposite.

          Fourth, this can negatively affect diversity requirements. Tulsa, Okla. PD had an issue with this, providing student loans and grants to minorities to help them get their degree, until the program was shut down on reverse discrimination grounds.

    • nevilleross

      Four years? Sorry, but society needs (and deserves to expect) five years, as dictated by the National Police Agency in Japan, plus what they expect for people wanting to become officers:

      Conditions of service

      Education is highly stressed in police recruitment and promotion. Entrance to the force is determined by examinations administered by each prefecture. Examinees are divided into two groups: upper-secondary-school graduates and university graduates. Recruits underwent rigorous training—one year for upper-secondary school graduates and six months for university graduates—at the residential police academy attached to the prefectural headquarters. On completion of basic training, most police officers are assigned to local police boxes called Kobans. Promotion is achieved by examination and requires further course work. In-service training provides mandatory continuing education in more than 100 fields. Police officers with upper-secondary school diplomas are eligible to take the examination for sergeant after three years of on-the-job experience. University graduates can take the examination after only one year. University graduates are also eligible to take the examination for assistant police inspector, police inspector, and superintendent after shorter periods than upper-secondary school graduates. There are usually five to fifteen examinees for each opening.

      About fifteen officers per year pass advanced civil service examinations and are admitted as senior officers. Officers are groomed for administrative positions, and, although some rise through the ranks to become senior administrators, most such positions are held by specially recruited senior executives.

      The police forces are subject to external oversight. Although officials of the National Public Safety Commission generally defer to police decisions and rarely exercise their powers to check police actions or operations, police are liable for civil and criminal prosecution, and the media actively publicizes police misdeeds. The Human Rights Bureau of the Ministry of Justice solicits and investigates complaints against public officials, including police, and prefectural legislatures could summon police chiefs for questioning. Social sanctions and peer pressure also constrain police behavior. As in other occupational groups in Japan, police officers develop an allegiance to their own group and a reluctance to offend its principles.

      Conditions of service for police in Japan

      Only when we get this type of set up in North American police forces (I say North American because Canada also has shitty cops, as shown by a recent incident involving an autistic boy in Nova Scotia and other similar incidents involving police in Canada) can we say that cops are to be trusted.

      • ExCop-LawStudent

        You do realize that police abuse in Japan is more common than in the U.S., right?

        • nevilleross

          So? At least civilian oversight does exist, it’s harder to become a cop than it is here, and as said, the media actively publicizes police misdeeds, plus social sanctions and peer pressure make Japanese cops behave better. That’s something we need to emulate here in North America, no matter what human nature is like.

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            So you would rather have a national (federal) police, with no local control, and a higher incidence of police abuse.

            Interesting. Are you perhaps a statist?

          • nevilleross

            No, I’m a citizen of color (Afro-Canadian) tired of cops acting like thugs with a badge, accountable to no one, and treating people like me as scum when they see me (I usually have NOTHING to say to cops unless necessary, and I try to avoid them unless necessary.) The reason I do this is due to personal incidents I’ve had with the Toronto Police Services in the past. It’s time for law enforcement to be accountable to those that they ‘protect and serve’ and in a better way than now-if that means it costs more to train and hire cops, then so be it, but at least people won’t be treated like this, and incidents like this won’t happen ever again.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            A national police can possibly work in the Canadian system of government, but not in the U.S. system of government. This is based on the federalist system, where the States have certain rights guaranteed to them under the Constitution, and the fact that the federal government has no general police power, except as expressly delegated to it.

          • nevilleross

            Excuse me sir, but I NEVER said anything of the kind about having a national police force; I said that we need to have what Japan has in the recruiting and training of police officers. If we don’t get that in North America for our cops, we’re in trouble, and that’s all that there is to it.

            Right now, all that we have are thugs with a badge driving around our main cities in cars that are full of firepower ready to hurt anybody and not really giving a shit about anybody, either. I want (and expect) cops to know the letter of the exact and actual law (especially in regards to photography) and to be able to stick to it without coming up with bullshit saying that I or anybody else here can’t take pictures or make videos of them going about their work. The po-po need to be better than what they are-if that means paying more money in taxes to make sure they are, and that only a few can become police officers each year, then so be it.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            Except that you cannot impose national standards for police on the states. It’s called the Tenth Amendment. Like I said, this is a federalist system.

          • nevilleross

            Then it’s time to start changing said amendment and making it law that LEO’s are trained to the highest standards expected of them by the public to which they ‘protect and serve’. Laws and constitutional amendments are not static things that can’t be changed or not evolve; this is one of them that has to. Otherwise, what we’ll be having in North America are just thugs with a badge/Gestapo who can hurt people at will and for no other reason than that a person’s ‘strange’ or ‘is walking funny’ or is taking illegal photos.

          • http://excoplawstudent.wordpress.com/ ExCop-LawStudent

            Good luck with that.

            To amend the Constitution, you have to:

            1) Pass both Houses of Congress with a 2/3rds majority (67 votes in the Senate, 290 in the House); and

            2) Be ratified by the legislatures in 3/4ths of the states (38 states).

            This isn’t Canada – you can’t just change the Constitution by passing a new statute.