George Zimmerman, Neighborhood Watch Captain Who Killed Trayvon Martin, Has VIOLENT History

According to the Huffington Post, the family of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin were lied to by police regarding to violent past of 28 year-old neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

Initially, the Martin family were told that Zimmerman had not been arrested for the shooting because  his “squeaky clean” criminal record bolstered his claim that the shooting took place in self defense.

Not so, says family attorney Benjamin Crump. Zimmerman’s record is anything but squeaky clean; in 2005 Orange County police charged Zimmerman with resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. These charges were later dropped.

Trayvon Martin, on the other hand, had no criminal record  at all.

Is There a Memorial Day for a Decorated Marine Murdered by Police?

As we celebrate/barbecue this Memorial Day, let’s not forget that many of the soldiers that have died fighting America’s wars, are the same poor disenfranchised people that this society always overlooks and demonizes, so mega corporations can make billions of dollars privatizing the conquered country’s resources and helping said country “rebuild”.

The soldiers that do make it home are often rejected, discriminated against, preyed on by predatory lenders, and in the case of decorated marine Jose Guerena, who served two tours in Iraq, shot dead in his own home by Tuscan police in front of his wife and child.

Why would a trained soldier knowingly point a gun at police and not fire? Wouldn’t he know they would return fire killing him like he had been trained to do? If he was going to fire at police wouldn’t he take the safety off of his gun?

What the news story didn’t say was that the SWAT team refused to allow paramedics to treat Jose Guerena, letting him to bleed to death, at the scene, in front of his wife and child. Also decorated marine Jose Guerena had no criminal record and the gun had to protect his family was legal.

This interview contains the 911 call from Jose’s distraught wife and powerful testimony from the Guerena’s family lawyer about the Tuscan’s police attempt to cover up their heinous act

One Year Ago: Detroit Police Murdered 7-Year-Old Aiyana Jones

Last year on this very day, the Detroit Police Department’s Special Response Team, while filming the reality TV show “First 48“, targeted the wrong house for a raid. Witnesses said the Police were warned that the house contained women and children before they threw a flash grenade through the widow, striking a sleeping Aiyana Jones, setting her on fire. Then Officer Joseph Weekly fired a shot into the home striking Aiyana Jones and killing her.

Instead of admitting any wrongdoing and trying to make amends, the Detroit Police concocted a false story that Officer Joseph Weekly burst through the door of the home and that Aiyana’s grandmother, seeing a member of the SWAT team in full armor with a machine gun, tried to wrestle the gun away from the Officer, causing the gun to go off and hit little Aiyana as she was still apparently sleep after all of the noises of grenades, glass breaking, and doors being kicked down.

F.O.P. – Funds Owed Pittsburgh

By now people all over the country have witnessed the brutal beating of honor student and violist Jordan Miles by Pittsburgh Police officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing. Jordan was walking to his grandmother’s house when he was approached by the officers, who jumped out of an unmarked car in plain clothes demanding “Where’s the gun? Where are the drugs?” Jordan, who has no criminal record and thought he was being robbed, ran. Unfortunately, the “police officers” caught him, and all three beat 5’6’’ 150 pound Jordan until he looked like this. Yep, they even ripped out part of his hair. Of course they found no guns or drugs, but still proceeded to charge Jordan Miles with loitering, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.

F.O.P. – Funds Owed Pittsburgh

By now people all over the country have witnessed the brutal beating of honor student and violist Jordan Miles by Pittsburgh Police officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing. Jordan was walking to his grandmother’s house when he was approached by the officers, who jumped out of an unmarked car in plain clothes demanding “Where’s the gun? Where are the drugs?”  Jordan, who has no criminal record and thought he was being robbed, ran. Unfortunately, the “police officers” caught him, and all three beat 5’6’’ 150 pound Jordan until he looked like this. Yep, they even ripped out part of his hair. Of course they found no guns or drugs, but still proceeded to charge Jordan Miles with loitering, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.

Those extremely bogus charges were dismissed because officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing basically filed a false police report. They claimed they got a call from a neighbor, Monica Wooding, who said Jordan was loitering on her property. Ms. Wooding not only testified, under oath, that she didn’t make the complaint, but also she has known Jordan, “for years.”


So, how were these officers disciplined? They were suspended with pay, and not just regular pay, but overtime pay as well. While this case has been “under investigation” for over a year those three officers have received over $230,000. And even though 2 of the 3 officers, Michael Saldutte and David Sisak have been accused in a number of complaints before, the Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police have staunchly defended them, lobbied for their overtime, and even made sure the city of Pittsburgh gave the officers awards.

So when recently, some genius decided to create a fake press release, claiming the FOP had switched their position and were no longer blindly supporting  officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing, it “enraged” FOP President Michael O’Hara. In fact he was so angry O’Hara said, “We’re calling the FBI into this. I will make it my personal mission to find out who did this, and I will bring them down.” That’s right he’s not upset that his officers beat an innocent student almost to death and then lied to try to cover it up and send said student to jail, but don’t you dare tamper with the FOP logo or try and copy their letterhead!


Mr. O’Hara and the FOP kept their word when a few days ago the police raided a local business trying to find information about who created and circulated the bogus release. Yes, Pittsburghers, the police used taxpayer money and manpower to temporarily shut down a small business and confiscate its computers, because the FOP was embarrassed.

This is in light of the fact that prosecution of real crimes dropped in 2010.  According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Pittsburgh police bureau’s homicide “clearance rate” dropped from 72 percent in 2009 to about 50 percent in 2010, the second-lowest rate in a decade. Police officials themselves said they suffered a 22 percent drop in gun seizures through November.  And who did the police blame for this drop in arrests? Incredibly, Officer Dan O’Hara, president of Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1 blamed…Jordan Miles. O’Hara said, “Other officers see that and might tend to not be so aggressive in going after guns because they are afraid of the backlash just for doing their jobs.”

Backlash? What kinda backlash is being paid your salary plus overtime over a year for doing nothing? O’hara said, “I think it’s safe to say that if they (officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing) were still on the street, they would have made many more arrests and seizures and maybe the city wouldn’t be down more than 100 gun seizures.” Imagine if “they” had been fired and replaced by competent, honest officers? Maybe WE would have a safer community and wouldn’t have to pay salary and overtime for cops that don’t work and raids that don’t matter.

But the cost doesn’t just stop there. According to new reports settlements in police misconduct cases have cost the roughly $300,000, with another $150,000 coming down the pike.  This does not include the eventual settlement the city will have to pay to the Miles family, and guess who foots the bill? In the wake of the savage beating of Jordan Miles the FOP said officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing were simply following the training they were given. I wonder how drastically that training would change if the FOP had to reimburse us taxpayers for its officer’s misconduct?

From:1910 Osborne Place, To: the media bogeymen

On October 3-4, 2010, 10 members of the Latin King Goonies found one of their recruits, a 17 year-

Little Shop of Terror

old wannabe, leaving the home of “La Reina [the queen].” They decided to torture him to find out if he was a “fag.”  After finding out that their potential recruit had in fact had sexual relations with “La Reina,” who is 30 years old and known to be gay in this Bronx’s neighborhood, the gang decided to attack the “La Reina” and another 17 year old that had sex with “La Reina.”  According to several news sources, some community members knew what went down at 1910 Osborne Place the next day, but no one (not even the victims) went to police. What caused this silence on both the victims’ and the community’s part and what’s up with the investigative reporting by the media?

According to the New York Post article, the community knew about the torture and was reluctant to come forward.  Jaymaire Mendez explains the reason for the lag time “We don’t talk to cops. We don’t like them.” The victims’ (and the community’s) distrust is informed by things witnessed, experienced or shared regarding the police actions in the Bronx(and the city at large). In the Bronx, we need only think of Amadou Diallo and how he was gunned down by plain clothed police officers, who were later acquitted of their crime.  In terms of a hate crime committed by those who protect and serve we need only think of Abner Louima, a Haitian man, who was violently beaten, and sodomized by police officers in a police precinct.   Even when dealing with people of color, not as wrongfully murdered or beaten would-be perpetrators of crime, but as victims in need of assistance, there is still a cause for concern, because their plights are often rendered invisible by inadequate media coverage.