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.Cops After Death Of Gregory Towns Jr. While In Custody
ATLANTA (AP) -- The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Fulton County Superior Court, says East Point police officers used their stun guns as many as 13 times on Gregory Towns Jr. while he was handcuffed. The lawsuit claims former police sergeant Marcus Eberhart and former corporal Howard Weems used excessive force in the April 11 incident.
"It's just heinous," attorney Chris Stewart told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday. "This isn't one of those cases where he punched an officer and they had to Taser him to calm him down."
The lawsuit comes amid increased attention on police use of force in the wake of the fatal shooting in of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Following that shooting, local police in Ferguson donned riot gear and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who refused to disperse and, at times, broke into nearby businesses.
While many police officers use their authority appropriately, there are some who view any act of disobedience as a call for extreme action, Stewart said.
"In our case, it wasn't about color, obviously, because the officers were black," Stewart said. "It was about power. He didn't walk when they said walk. He didn't stand when they said stand. And he didn't move fast enough when they said move."
Tonight on It's Real Talk Radio we'll be discussing policue brutality. There's so much to be said and addressed on this issue we decided it needed a whole show. As US Citizens, police brutality affects all of us regardless of race or color. We all have a voice and a right to speak out which is why we invite you all to tune in and also call in as we dive in on this discussion and call it exactly how we see it! Trust me, it doesn't get any realer than this. Our call in # is 347-838-9540 and remember to press 1 if you want to share your thoughts with the crew.
Is that police brutality that you witnessed? What are the causes of police brutality? How has technology such as i phones, i pads, smartphone, video cameras and surveillance cameras has brought this to the public forefront. Has police vehicle cams changed the behavior of the law enforcement community?Has technology exonerated officers of complaints of police brutality? What penalties has the law enforcement community imposed as a result of police brutality? Has there been criminal prosecution in addition to civil penalties for police brutality? Has police brutality changed the perception of law enforcement? What is going on to reduce police brutality and improve the public image of law enforcement as a whole?
Is that police brutality that you witnessed? What are the causes of police brutality? How has technology such as I phones, I pads, surveillance cameras brought this to the public forefront. Has police vehicle cams changed the behavior of the law enforcement community. Has technology exonerated officers of complaints of police brutality? What penalties has the law enforcement community imposed as a result of police brutality? Has there been criminal prosecution in addition to civil penalties for police brutality. Has police brutality changed the perception of law enforcement? What is going on to reduce police brutality and improve the public image of law enforcement as a whole?
Why are more & more police officers becoming murderers hidden behind police uniforms? Why aren't these political leaders nationwide ignoring this SERIOUS problem? Why are the National Guards that consist of our family members and dear friends being used against us when we demand these senseless murders to cease? It seems like these police officers are mainly targeting "black men" although we know men of other races and nationalities [especially the Hispanic men] are being singled out & targeted. Zimmerman completely disobeied the instructions of the dispatch policer officer to NOT follow Trayvon, but he ignore the order causing an unnecessary comfortation with Trayvon. Zimmerman ASSUMED he would be able to over power Trayvon because he's much larger; however, when Trayvon was whooping Zimmerman's butt. Zimmerman shoot & kills Trayvon in cold blood. Our tax dollars are being wasted by putting Zimmerman in protective custody. We shouldn't be funding the protection of a malicious killer. If Zimmerman truly felt his life was in danger at the moment & time he and Trayvon were in a physical fight, then Zimmerman shouldn't have NEVER EVER followed Trayvon. Zimmerman's disobedience to the law put him in that situation NOT Trayvon.
Michael Brown was INTENTIONALLY targeted because he is a young black man. Therefore, these bullies in police uniforms decided to confront him harassing him although he wasn't violating ANY laws at the time they approached him. Now, this young man is dead due to murderers in police uniforms.
Eric Gardner has a lengthy criminal history according the news reports and many police officers purposely target "black men" particularly who have such record to try to justify their reasonings for harassing & killing them.
A customer told me today that it's my fault that more and more stories of police brutality are being reported everyday, he says I nit pick and that Libertarians and myself are to blame for the bad rap police are getting these days. Why report every little story he says? Police are just doing their job. I find this statement very interesting so I'm posing it to you. Is it the Libertarians fault is it the right wing's fault? Can we stop reporting every little incident and maybe focus on the positive?
Also we will be talking election fraud in Sudbury and federal election news, I will be travelling to Ottawa Sunday March 1st so we will give an update on where and where I will be.
And the fun part of the show, HOT SAUCE talk, today I got my shipment of Infusion hot sauce, can't wait to share it with you.
Call in or post on the chat board or email, get involved and get with Liberty!!!
NICOLE BELL IS THE FIANCE OF SLAIN, SEAN BELL, WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE A FEW HOURS BEFORE HIS WEDDING.
WE HAVE ENDURED MANY POLICE KILLINGS... WHAT CAN WE DO TO WORK WITH POLICE.. ARE ALL POLICE BAD? WHAT SHOULD A BLACK MAN DO IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS??
TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS, PLEASE JOIN US AS WE DISCUSS THESE IMPORTANT EVENTS!
COLLETTE FLANAGAN from Dallas, Texas, lost her only son when he was 25 years old on March 10, 2013. Clinton Allen was unarmed and shot 7 times by a Dallas policeman (once in the back), who has since been on administrative leave from the police force, without a gun or badge. Flanagan is founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, which lobbies for change in police enforcement practices and accountability measures.
Sunday, Dec. 7th, 11pm est . 8pm pac ... IWTK: Police Brutality: R.I.P. Eric Garner. What more can we do? What more can we say? Tune in and find out! Fight back or die!
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The country been engaged in peaceful protest for the injustice of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Police brutality is happening so much in this nation to the point it's a everyday occurence. Our elected officials stay quiet while the country is angry and want change in police culture. Will the protest work? Will we see change with police?
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