Archive for the 'Police' Category

You’re Never in More Danger Than When the Cops are Around

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 11 hours ago


New surveillance video obtained by Local 10 News shows Hollywood police officers dragging a 69-year-old condominium owner into an elevator after shooting him last year.

David Cottes later died from his wounds and exactly what happened remains a mystery to family members.

On Feb. 26, 2022, Cottes asked neighbors to call Hollywood police, because he thought someone was breaking into his condominium at around 8 a.m.

Cottes was a longtime resident of 3505 South Ocean Drive.

“He said someone was in his apartment, in his condo, he comes out with his gun licensed to carry and everything,” Christina Cottes, David’s daughter, said.

After police arrived to the 14th floor, they shot Cottes, the condo’s board president, in the chest.

[ … ]

Cottes said her family needs answers.

“Why they would they treat him in such a way or drag him into an elevator, they already have him handcuffed behind his back,” she said. “He’s wounded.”

Cottes’ family says it took more than 30 minutes to get him help and they want to know why.

“He’s asking for police to help,” Christina Cottes said. “When police come to help, my dad is dead.”

They said they weren’t allowed to visit David in the hospital before he died weeks later, so he took what happened to the grave.

“It’s been a year waiting for forensic and ballistics (evidence) because they want to see who shot first,” private investigator Victor Elbeze said.

There’s video at the link.  He obviously has a sucking chest wound in the video.  Quick medical help might have saved him, but it’s a safe bet the cops didn’t want him to be saved.

There’s more.  He lived for three weeks after this shooting.  The police prevented his family from seeing him.  You heard that right.  The cops wouldn’t allow the family of an innocent man they shot to pass away with his family around him (or hear his story).

As I’ve said before and will continue to say, you’re never in more danger than when the cops are around.  If you love your own life and the lives of your loved ones, don’t call the cops.  Solve your problems yourself.  Getting the cops involved only ensures that some innocent person will be shot.

In other news, state troopers in Texas just got 1,080 HP Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat so they can run criminals down.  No one has to wonder how dangerous it is for cops to participate in road races on the highways of Texas.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department Execution in Murphy, North Carolina

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 6 days ago

I know a bit more about this incident than what’s contained in the video (and cannot share at the moment), although the video itself should be disturbing enough to watch.  Basically, this is an execution for no good reason whatsoever.

As I’ve said before and will continue to say, “You’re never in more danger than when the police are around.”  And by the way, if you love someone, don’t ever send the police to their home to conduct a “wellness check.”  If they were well before the police arrive, they won’t be afterwards.

Cop “Jokingly” Fires Gun, Kills Partner

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago


Florida sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot by his roommate, a fellow deputy, over the weekend, in what the sheriff described as a “tragic and totally avoidable death.” Austin Walsh, 23, was killed Saturday in Palm Bay by his roommate Andrew Lawson, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said Sunday in a video statement on Facebook.

The roommates, who were taking a break from playing video games with friends, were talking when Lawson “jokingly” pointed a handgun he though was unloaded at Walsh and pulled the trigger, Ivey said. A single round was fired and fatally struck Walsh, the sheriff said.

Lawson called 911 saying he accidentally shot his roommate, Ivey said. When officers arrived, they found Lawson “fully distraught and devastated.”

Lawson was taken into custody on a no-bond warrant on a manslaughter charge by agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and transported Sunday to the Brevard County jail, Ivey said.

“Austin and Andrew were the best of friends and Andrew was completely devastated over what happened. Even with that, there is no excuse for this tragic and totally avoidable death,” Ivey said.

The rules of gun safety are there for a reason.  The fact that they hadn’t had them ingrained and tattooed on their soul shows the complete inadequacy of their training, or perhaps the complete inadequacy of their selection policy for police candidates, or perhaps both.

As TCJ has observed before, you’re never in more danger than when the cops are around.  Leave their presence as soon as legal and possible.

The right of cops to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

Watch this video until the last to understand what the fourth circuit thinks about the rights of the people.  The judge is making up rights for cops out of whole cloth.  There is no such thing in the constitution.

What an old fart.  A school child is capable of more sound reasoning than he displayed.

And by the way, that cop showed too much familiarity with the person he stopped and not nearly enough respect for him as a free man.  I don’t like his attitude or demeanor.  The man’s name is not “Cuz.”  He has a name, and you should call him that, along with “Sir.”

Using The Power Of The State To Punish Your Enemies

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 1 week ago

Using the power of the state to punish your enemies isn’t a tactic limited to the beltway.  It happens all the time in small town America.

One commenter suggests this: “I know what happened here, the person who made the complaint had been feeding that deer and getting trail cam pictures of it. That person just happens to be a friend of that DNR officer. This was a jealously case, the person who was feeding the deer was pissed someone else shot his trophy buck and was using the power of the DNR to get the antlers for himself. I’m from WV, hope he sues the crap out of the DNR for public defamation.”

And law enforcement couldn’t be silent about it.  They just had to go and defame his character in front of the world, with no evidence that he did anything they said he did.

This really is an ugly look for local law enforcement, and also for DNR.  Jealousy is always and everywhere a sin, it and can control a man’s heart.

The only thing this guy did wrong is talk to the police.  Never, ever talk to the police.  Let your attorney do your talking for you.

Why Is The Government Arming More Federal Bureaucrats Than US Marines?

2 months, 2 weeks ago


The idea that agencies are empowered to effectively create their own laws and go out and enforce them with armed federal agents should be alarming.

A report issued last year by the watchdog group Open The Books, “The Militarization of The U.S. Executive Agencies,” found that more than 200,000 federal bureaucrats now have been granted the authority to carry guns and make arrests — more than the 186,000 Americans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. “One hundred three executive agencies outside of the Department of Defense spent $2.7 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between fiscal years 2006 and 2019 (inflation adjusted),” notes the report. “Nearly $1 billion ($944.9 million) was spent between fiscal years 2015 and 2019 alone.”

The watchdog reports that the Department of Health and Human Services has 1,300 guns including one shotgun, five submachine guns, and 189 automatic firearms. NASA has its own fully outfitted SWAT team, with all the attendant weaponry, including armored vehicles, submachine guns, and breeching shotguns. The Environmental Protection Agency has purchased drones, GPS trackers, radar equipment, and night vision goggles, and stockpiled firearms.

2018 Government Accountability Office report noted that the IRS had 4,487 guns and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition in inventory at the end of 2017 — before the enforcement funding boost this year. The IRS did not respond to requests for information, though the IRS’s Criminal Investigation division does put out an annual report detailing basic information such as how many warrants the agency is executing in a given year.

Somebody should tell The Federalist that the anti-federalists were right.

Via WoG

You’re Never In More Danger Than When The Cops Are Around

BY Herschel Smith
4 months ago

The follow-on remarks over Twitter show that this cop apparently thought this guy was someone who ran from him on a previous occasion, and that was an error.

There is no possible world where this isn’t attempted murder.  But the problem is that this isn’t a bad cop.  This is a normal, everyday, average cop.

Via Wisco.

Cops Casually Walk Into Unarmed Man’s Home, Wake Him Up, Execute Him

4 months, 4 weeks ago

Video at The Free Thought Project:

Columbus, OH — Last week, TFTP reported on disturbing body camera footage out of Columbus, Ohio, released as part of a push for transparency in the city. The footage showed police enter the apartment of 20-year-old Donovan Lewis who was undressed, in bed, and was attempting to raise his hands when he received a fatal, taxpayer-funded 9mm round to the chest.

The video went underreported in the media for several days and now, new video has been released showing the complete and callous disregard for life by officer Ricky Anderson as he casually executed Lewis in his own bed.

Despite the warrant for his arrest, Lewis was innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, he was denied that right.

For some reason, Columbus police thought it was a good idea to serve an arrest warrant at 2:30 a.m. at Lewis’ apartment. Footage shows multiple officers outside Lewis’ door knocking for several minutes before one of the man’s roommates opens the door. Moments later, officers would open the door to Lewis’ bedroom and execute him.


“Put your hands behind your back, now!” an officer screams at the dying man.

Lewis, unable to comply as he bleeds out in his bed, is then told to “stop resisting,” as his executioners force his body into handcuffs.

Nobody will be held to account.

Washington Is Running on Empty

5 months ago

Empty Suites with resumes.

The Biden administration is a program of de-nationalization: an apparatus of political hygiene designed to cleanse American society.


Since white Americans have been the dominant racial group in the history of the United States, the removal or vandalization of historic monuments and markers that memorialize America’s history and ascent to greatness in the months before the 2020 presidential election was viewed by many on the so-called conservative right as a panacea for an aggrieved black minority’s anger. Others thought the determination to redefine America’s past was simply a temporary groundswell of Marxist-inspired, anti-Western, anti-white, and anti-Christian forces, old hatreds that sank deep roots in the Democratic Party of the 1960s.

These observers are wrong. The redefinition of U.S. national identity, culture, and history is national policy, not just the reaction of parts of the American electorate. In service to this policy, the Biden Administration holds unchallenged command of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Armed Forces, and the surveillance state, in combination with enormous support from the mainstream media, Hollywood, and funding from U.S. and foreign billionaire oligarchs facilitates the demonization of any person or organization that objects to this de-nationalization.

While the author claims “some observers are wrong,” he too is still living under the delusion that the military and police aren’t wholly captured corporate subsidiaries of the woke revolution. Many are still doing it, admitting, as the author does, that there is a surveillance state yet retaining a mental block as to who is running this surveillance state and enforcing it at the local level. They’re victims of their own propaganda. Insistence upon hanging onto the police as supposed allies will get millions of Americans killed. Police will tell you to get on the bus for your own safety, and you’ll believe it. The police can’t be funded, equipped, and trained by Washington while running a surveillance state and still be on your side. The author actually says we should advocate for Police. Please wake up!


“You can’t walk down the street with a gun in your hand…I’m not going to allow you to do it”

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 2 weeks ago


CLEVELAND, Ohio— A community activist sued Cleveland and police officials on Monday, saying officers wrongfully arrested him for openly carrying a shotgun and a handgun in the city’s Glenville neighborhood, which is legal under Ohio law.

Antoine Tolbert’s federal lawsuit said Cleveland police Sgt. Lance Henderson knew Tolbert wasn’t breaking any laws, yet he still ordered Tolbert’s arrest. A Cuyahoga County grand jury later rejected charges in the case.

Tolbert is the president of New Era Cleveland, a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing resources to communities and conducting safety patrols with trained and armed citizens.

Tolbert has in the past spoken to Cleveland police recruits about how to have proper interactions with residents.

After a spate of gun violence in Cleveland on May 23, including the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl who was lying in her bed in Glenville and a quintuple shooting at a memorial service in Collinwood, Tolbert set out to conduct a community safety patrol.

He hoped to establish his organization’s presence in the community to deter future violence, the lawsuit said. Tolbert carried a 12-gauge shotgun and a handgun.

Officers arrived and questioned Tolbert about the guns. Tolbert said it was his right to do so. The officers said he was not under arrest and acknowledged the state’s law that allows people to carry guns openly.

Tolbert walked away before Henderson arrived. The sergeant told officers Tolbert couldn’t walk down the street with a gun.

Officers again drove up and surrounded Tolbert. Henderson got out of his cruiser with his gun drawn and pointed at Tolbert. He ordered Tolbert to put his guns on the ground, according to the lawsuit and body camera footage of the incident.

Tolbert asked why he was being detained and told Henderson he wasn’t breaking any laws.

Henderson, according to the lawsuit and the body camera video of the incident, said “You can’t walk down the street with a gun in your hand…I’m not going to allow you to do it.”

Henderson ordered the officers to arrest Tolbert on charges of carrying a concealed weapon. The officers initially laughed, and Henderson later said to arrest Tolbert on a charge of improperly handling a firearm. That charge only applies to the requirements of transporting a gun in a car.

The officers arrested Tolbert, who spent 36 hours in jail before he was released without formal charges.

Cuyahoga County prosecutors later presented the case to a grand jury, which declined to indict Tolbert on a single count of carrying a concealed weapon.

There are so many failures here that it’s difficult to know where to begin.  First, the officers stopped him.  They had no right – Ohio is an open carry state.

Next, the idiot sergeant came along and the other officer showed unthinking obedience towards him, failing to clarify to their management that he couldn’t be stopped because he wasn’t violating any laws.

Next up, they laughed when the idea of a false charge was floated.

Then to top it all off, the idiot sergeant told him he could do what he was doing because … wait for it … “I’m not going to allow you to do it.”  As if he can just make up law out of whole cloth because he feels like it.

I hope he gets the entire lot of them fired.  They’re worthless.

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