Phoenix Police: “I’m Going To Put A Cap In Your Ass … I’m Going To Shoot You In Your F****** Face”

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

The Washington Post:

On May 29, Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper, said they went on a family outing with their two children, London, 1, and Island, 4. Without their knowledge, Island took a doll from a Family Dollar Store, according to a notice of claim dated Wednesday that was filed by former Arizona attorney general Thomas Horne, who is representing Ames and Harper.

A police patrol unit followed the couple’s car. Once the family members entered their babysitter’s apartment complex, an officer approached the vehicle with his gun drawn and yanked open the front door, the claim said.

Despite department rules that require police to wear body cameras, the Phoenix officers were not wearing them, the claim said. But passersby recorded the encounter. The police released one video this week, but there are others online.

“I’m going to put a cap in your a–,” one officer said to Ames as a second policeman, whose weapon was also drawn and pointed at Ames, walked up to the car, the video shows. “I’m going to shoot you in your f—ing face.”

Both statements, Horne wrote in the claim, were made in front of the couple’s children, who were in the rear of the vehicle.

The first officer — who has not yet been named by the department — pulled Ames, 22, from the car, pushed his head to the pavement, handcuffed him and yelled that Ames better follow orders, according to the claim. The officer threw Ames against the car, ordered him to spread his legs and “kicked him in the right leg so hard that the father collapsed.” Then, the officer dragged him upright and punched him in the back, the claim said.

Once Ames was handcuffed and inside the patrol car, the officers focused their attention on Harper and the children, according to the claim.

The two officers pointed their weapons at the visibly pregnant 24-year-old Harper and her children, the video shows and the claim stated.

“The first officer grabbed the mother and the baby around both of their necks, and tried to take the baby out of the mother’s hand,” the claim alleged. “He told her to put the baby on the ground, which she was unwilling to do because the baby could not walk, and the ground consisted of hot pavement.”

The officer tried to rip Harper’s youngest child from her arms, the claim stated. Eventually he threw Harper, who had handed the children to a bystander, into the police car face first and then handcuffed her.

“I could have shot you in front of your f—ing kids,” he said, according to the claim.

“The notice of claim alleged that the police officers “committed battery, unlawful imprisonment, false arrest, infliction of emotional distress, and violation of civil rights under the fifth and 14th amendments of the United States Constitution.”  Horne told The Washington Post that the city has 60 days to respond before he files the lawsuit.”

I think that’s a short list, which could have included assault with a deadly weapon, trespassing, stalking and harassment, unlawful threats, etc., etc.

The pathetic Phoenix mayor, Kate Gallego, apologized.

“I am deeply sorry for what this family went through, and I apologize to our community,” Gallego said on Twitter Saturday evening. “This is not who we are, and I refuse to allow this type of behavior to go unchallenged.”

Hey Kate, you’re a liar.  The ranks of cops everywhere are filled with sociopaths who think they’re on a mission from Stalin, and you’re not going to do a damn thing about it.  “Unchallenged.”  What does that even mean?

She’s acting like this is some sort of family squabble where one errant child needs to be corrected for fighting with another child.

Here’s a news flash for you Kate.  This has to do with criminal activity.  These cops are sociopathic criminals.  They don’t just need to lose their jobs – they need to be imprisoned for what they did.  No financial remuneration will suffice, because that means taxpayers are on the hook.  No, there is retribution, and without it, you’re just another cog in the machine.


Comments

  1. On June 16, 2019 at 11:13 pm, Longbow said:

    …and, they are PROUD of themselves!

  2. On June 17, 2019 at 7:20 am, Fred said:

    If they had nothing to hide and if they had simply complied with the officers orders none of this would have happened.

  3. On June 17, 2019 at 8:06 am, revjen45 said:

    1) What’s the problem? Nobody really got hurt and the cops got to pop a boner.
    2) Fred: Right-o! See #1 above. Complied like how? Drop the baby on the hot blacktop?
    3) Mayor Kate’s mealy-mouthed belchings don’t even apologize to the injured party. Although, the Peons will indeed become the injured party when they get the bill for the settlement.
    4) I note the Dialectic in action. The cops pull this kind of crap, then say that fear of the police is Probable Cause. Gotcha!

  4. On June 17, 2019 at 9:12 am, Frank Clarke said:

    I just learned today about “Poe’s Law”. @Fred obviously left off the winky…

  5. On June 17, 2019 at 12:24 pm, anonymoose said:

    Question for discussion Herschel:

    When can you defend yourself against the authorities?

    I wouldn’t be a happy camper if my pregnant wife was being assualted by cops, but if I defend myself and her, I get shot.

    Has there been any case law regarding that?

    Can’t imagine the cops being supportive of a citizen defending themselves from other cops.

    This is like a Kobyashi Maru…

  6. On June 17, 2019 at 1:28 pm, JWMACK said:

    It seems that the police have welcomed their new role in the Amerikan Police State. What really sickens me is idiots like Fred above who condone and support this behavior. Fred please wake up, you’re a moron.

  7. On June 17, 2019 at 3:16 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @JWMACK,

    At the risk of stealing Fred’s thunder, he’s making a meme of the LEO response to these incidents. Sense the sarcasm … you can feel it.

  8. On June 17, 2019 at 8:56 pm, Gryphon said:

    Typical Thugpig behavior, as Directed by their (((masters))).
    Also Note, that in almost every Vid like this of (p)Orcs gone Wild, they have Lost Situational Awareness of Everything but the Victim(s) they are Threatening.
    How Long before some Armed Citizen takes a couple of Heads, from behind or from Concealment. How would this ‘Work’ as a form of Ambush?
    Any Thoughts?

  9. On June 17, 2019 at 10:58 pm, BRVTVS said:

    @ anonymoose
    I’d suggest that you read Roger Roots’ excellent paper titled, “ARE COPS CONSTITUTIONAL?” The section under the heading “Resisting Arrest” addresses how legal recognition of the right to resist with force was eroded. http://www.constitution.org/lrev/roots/cops.htm

  10. On June 18, 2019 at 12:14 am, George said:

    Good grief. That response was started because of a reported theft of a doll? If an employee at the store saw a kid walk out with a doll why didn’t the employee inform the parents? I am sure that small kids do that all the time. People should be more cautious about calling the police in this day and age.

    That response might mean that the store employees told the cops a different story. But that might not be the case. In any event that was a grotesque use of force for a doll theft.

    Also, I have noticed that in most of the videos that come to light involving unnecessary force the cops always seem to use much profane language. It is quite unprofessional and does nothing to help in situations like this. With police interactions today you have a good chance of not dealing with mature adults. At least no one got shot this time.

  11. On June 18, 2019 at 2:00 am, Dan said:

    This is just another episode in the ongoing drama “When Assholes Collide”.
    We have parasitic two legged trash acting as expected…..like trash. The problem however is the other half of the equation in this incident is just
    as egocentric, entitled and useless parasitic trash as the parents. We USED to hold LEO to professional standards of conduct. Those days are
    quite obviously LONG GONE. Thus we get instances like this where smart
    mouthed low life trash act in an antisocial manner and the people tasked with serving society respond in the same exact fashion. The ONLY difference I see between the two sides here is on side has the official blessing and sanction of the state and legal system to engage in violent, abusive and often illegal misconduct. So as stated….this is just more of
    WHEN ASSHOLES COLLIDE.

  12. On June 18, 2019 at 5:50 am, DAN III said:

    Citizens,

    THIS posting by Mr. Smith is indicative of what this once, great nation has become….tyranny committed by government thugs from every facet of “government”, with no repercussions to the .gov thugs.

    Until the domestic, communist oppressors (elected scoundrels, their Deep State counterparts, the judiciary, district attorneys & badged thugs) are held accountable by CITIZENS with the implementation of defensive, deadly force….the only thing that will change in fUSA is the tyranny will worsen !

    Lest I fail to mention:

    THERE ARE NO GOOD LAW ENFORCERS (once known as PEACE Officers, cops) !

    Verify your zero, make peace with your God…you, we, will need it.

  13. On June 18, 2019 at 10:01 am, Fred said:

    Dan III, you are exactly right.

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