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Hertz car rental: accused of filing false charges

Every year, millions of people rent vehicles. Rather it be for a simple trip, business, or a vacation, renting a car is generally a hassle-free method of transportation. However, one car rental company has a serious system problem, one that is costing people more than money.

Hertz car rentals is a national car rental service. While there are generally no problems, for a select group of unlucky individuals, the problems in committing no crime, renting a car, and driving it may be just enough to land them in prison. For years Hertz has had what appears to be a glitch within their system. This issue seems to be triggered when customers attempt to extend their rental time. While this doesn’t always occur, more than a dozen people have recently filed a class action lawsuit against the corporation.

The lawsuit makes the claim that Hertz has knowingly filed false police reports against their own customers. The reports filed by the massive corporation falsely accused multiple customers of car theft. In one such instance, a Michigan man found himself in prison for five years. Meanwhile, Hertz has taken absolutely no responsibility for the damages they have committed against these innocent people. In fact, it appears as if they have continued to utilize the police for this deceptive practice.

The undeniable damages caused by this company should be met with some form of justice. Though the company could start by simply admitting that a series of horrible mistakes were made, it is unlikely that such a confession will occur. The people who have been effected by the false arrests, charges, and so fourth, will forever have to live with the knowledge that, what should had been a trusted company, is more than happy to throw its own customers under the bus for a quick buck. Worst of all, there doesn’t really appear to be any accountability toward the company for these horrific events.

 

Racism in Tyler Texas: Consumer report

We hear it far to often these days. Every person of one race or another is racist simply for existing. In most instances, this is targeted toward the Caucasians. While this is problematic, it is also a problem when these same individuals, who cry “racism,” target individuals because of their race. This situation becomes worst when a company projects themselves as completely complacent to this; and thus we begin our article into Denny’s.

What should had been an ordinary dining experience, for one couple, quickly turned into a nightmare. According to the couple, they were seated at a booth, to which their waiter arrived and took drink orders. This was the last time they would see him until the time they ultimately left.

The waiter took the drink orders and left. What started out as a couple of minutes would turn into over twenty minutes without the drinks. At this point, one of the individuals involved informed us that they began watching the waiter closely. He informs us that a pattern was quickly noted: the waiter tended to only tables that had Hispanic customers. At the same time, he would completely ignore what few white customers were in the restaurant. This would later be included in his report with their corporate office.

After the approximate wait of twenty minutes, another waitress took their drink orders and quickly returned, at which time she took their food order. After waiting nearly an hour and a half, the couple involved informed us that both, the waiter and waitress returned with their food. It was, at this point, the waiter is accused of making the following statement while laughing:

I know that I’m an hour late, but at least I eventually came back

According to the couple, they quickly ate and left, leaving no tip. As soon as they left the location, the corporate call began. As it is typical with companies such as this, Denny’s attempted to scrub the situation under the carpet. They offered the couple free meals of their choosing, the offer was declined for obvious reasons. Later in the day, they claim that the location they had stopped at began making calls to them, making repeated offers, all of these were also rejected.

The couple states that they are not going to seek legal action. Instead, they want to bring awareness to the hypocrisy of the “anti-racism movement.” In a statement, the man involved told us:

The thing that pisses me off about this kind of stuff is the sheer hypocrisy of it all. If I had gone in there, called that man a Sp***, or any other derogatory name used against Hispanics, how do you think that would had gone? I would had gotten my a** handed to me. The same goes toward the black community, if I had called them a racial slur. AND YET it’s okay for these groups to target us simply for being white? No, this needs to be exposed and I hope your platform does it.

We had attempted to contact the specific Denny’s location but were unable to reach anybody. To put it simply, nobody would answer the phone. However, that will not stop us from doing what we do: Exposing this sort of nonsense.

Inside CPS: A story of survival

We’ve all seen the claims on Facebook. The claims of wrongfully taken children who are placed into foster care, and how the system violated the rights of the parents. This isn’t one of those articles. This article is from the perspective of one of those children, now grown. In this article, we are giving the raw details, the only omission will be to their name, as per request. The reasons behind this will be clarified by the end. We also want to state, that the actual story being told is word-for-word what they sent us. Though we’ve separated the story into categories, this is 100% their experience within the system.

Pre-CPS

As a young child, I had a rather uneventful life. Back in those days, we went to school, we went home, we did normal kid stuff. I had no understanding of the legal system, I thought police were the good guys, and I had no idea what CPS was; that was about to change. I believe I was in fourth grade when they first showed up. To this day, I can recall the caseworker’s name. From what I have learned, over the years, my family was having problems with the principal at my school. As a result of this, he decided to file a false abuse claim against my parents. Keep in mind, I was only a child and yet this scumbag dragged my siblings and I into his problem.

The caseworker showed up, with the police. I may had been young but I wasn’t stupid, I knew something bad was going on. I don’t recall much of it, I guess I blanked most of it out, over the years. What I do recall is the police informing the caseworker that there was no grounds to take us; I had no idea what they were even talking about. It’s important to note that, at this time, my parents were in the process of remodeling the kitchen. Naturally, the kitchen was a bit chaotic, as a result of this. I mention this because it’s going to an important piece of information shortly.

The caseworker was obvious pissed off by what the officer had stated. I recall her telling my parents that, “this wasn’t over. She would be back,” and she was. The following day, the same caseworker arrived with two different officers. These weren’t the same officers she had brought the previous day. Once again, they intruded into my family’s house. They saw the kitchen and the repairs that were being made. More importantly, they saw my father’s 100 year old shotgun. The rifle didn’t work and it was pretty obvious that it didn’t. It hung above the door, which lead into the hallway. It was a bit of a piece of family history, nothing more. That rifle and the kitchen would be the reasons we were removed.

The officers began forcing my siblings and I out the door. I resisted, I began to run up the street only to be caught. The caseworker had informed my parents that the court hearing would be the following day. However, a nosy neighbor of ours overheard her tell an officer to get us to the courthouse because the hearing was actually that day. Thank God for nosy neighbors. My parents barely made it in time, explained to the judge why they were late, and had a seat. For the next several years, this would be our lives. CPS, Court, abuse, Court…you get the idea.

Post CPS

After the circus, or hearing, we were sent to some sort of “halfway” house. I forget exactly what it was. During this time, my parents had limited visitation. They were instructed to not tell us anything about the case. They weren’t even allowed to mention it so we still had no idea why we were taken. I remember it being a Thursday evening. A couple had walked into the facility, they were foster parents. Unfortunately for my siblings and I, they were there to pick us up. Though I tried to fight, I was simply to small to do so. By the end of it, we were in their car, going to some strangers house, in some town I had never heard of. I wish I had been strong enough to fight back, perhaps I wouldn’t have the issues that I now have.

Upon arriving, they introduced us to their family, showed us our rooms, and gave us some food to eat. At first, they seemed like decent people; that wouldn’t last long though. By the end of the first week, the abuse toward me had begun. At first it wasn’t severe, but it quickly became so. I’ll try to detail what I can, just please keep in mind that I have severe PTSD from what I endured.

The abuse and results

One of my siblings was an infant. It first started with me asking a question to the foster father. At the time he had been changing her diaper. Though I forgotten what I had asked, I never forgot his response. At first, he simply said nothing and continued doing what he was doing. He placed the dirty diaper next to him, didn’t even bother folding it, the reason will be obvious shortly. After wiping her, he got up, put the wipes into the diaper, and jerked me by the arm to the garage. He had yanked my arm so hard that I recall hearing it pop.

The garage wasn’t connected to the house, it was a separate building. Once inside, he pushed me down onto a metal chair. I recall him saying something like, “You think you’re going to fucking interrupt me? Now you sit out here until I decide you’re good enough to come back inside.” He then proceeded to place the diaper on my head before warning me of what would happen if I removed it. I don’t recall how long I was out there, but I recall it being very cold outside. I was out there for what seemed like hours, with a shit filled diaper sitting on my head. This would become the “norm” for me. The abuse only got worst.

To short-hand a lot of it, I’ll just say that I was beaten on a near daily basis. If anybody in the family was upset, even if I wasn’t involved, I got beaten. I was bullied by their kids, who did no wrong, but that wasn’t even the worst of it. About three weeks into nightmare, the sexual abuse began.

It was always done in the bathroom. He would force me to lean over the bathtub, the toilet, whatever he could get my small body over, and he would do things. At first, he used his fingers to “pleasure” me, as he would say. But it only got worst. Fingers turned into instruments, and instruments turned into penetration using his genitals. I still have nightmares over this, it’s something that has never left my memories. When I didn’t comply, he would fill the bathtub with scolding hot water. One of two things would happen: He would either force my head under the water, until things began to fade, or, he would simply pour the burning water down my back.

The breaking point

After so many weeks of being beaten, raped, tortured, you name it, I had finally snapped. I found a pistol in his bedroom. I casually picked it up. I don’t know if it was loaded, I didn’t care, I was going to shoot this man. I walked into the living room, aimed this pistol at him, and I fired and missed, blowing out their television instead. I won’t lie and say I regret it, I only regret missing him. Within twenty-four hours, I was being placed into a psychiatric ward at a local Children’s hospital.

While my biological family knew what was going on, they were powerless to stop it. Even with multiple reports to CPS, the agency who protects children, stated that I was lying. They claimed that I was simply trying to get revenge on the foster parents for taking us away from our biological parents. The agency, in the meantime, was working on sealing the files, which they did after the case was finally dismissed.

The conclusion

It’s to late to save me, I’m already a lost cause with my PTSD, clinical depression, suicidal thoughts, and what-not. So, I have nothing to gain from sharing this story. So why bother? I’m sure you’re wondering that. I’m not sharing it because I want to. I’m sharing it because somewhere in the world is another child who is going through what I went through. They need to understand that they’re not alone. They don’t have to be alone. They need to know that they can fight back, they may have to dig far into themselves to find that strength, but they can fight back. CPS has never acknowledged what was done to me. To this day, the files remain sealed and they deny anything ever happened. Yet here I am, with my mental and emotional scars, telling you the story that apparently never happened.

Thank you for taking the time to listen.

~John Doe~

 

Daunte Wright: What went wrong?

The shooting of Daunte Wright can only be described as a sad tragedy. What should had been a simple traffic stop quickly escalated into a situation that would leave one man dead and an officer facing charges. What happened on the day Daunte was shot? Here’s what we currently know.

On 04/11/2021,  Wright was pulled over for having an expired tag. During this time, officers had discovered an active warrant for Wright. For this reason, they proceeded to make an arrest. However, the situation was about to take a turn for the worst.

As officers attempted to cuff Wright, he began to resist, pulling himself out of the arms of officer Potter. She proceeded to reach for a taser, only to accidently retrieve her service weapon. With Wright in his vehicle, attempting to flee, Potter yells, “taser, taser.” This was to notify other officers, as well as Wright, that the use of a less than lethal weapon was about to commence.

Upon yelling this, Potter fires one round, fatally shooting Wright in the chest. At this point, we can hear Potter say, “Oh my God, I just shot him.” Wright’s vehicle drives for several blocks before crashing into the back of another vehicle. What went wrong? Let’s review that aspect.

What went wrong?

Things initially started out as a very standard traffic stop. However, things begin to quickly go wrong once officers begin to make an arrest. So how could things go so seriously wrong in such a short time? For this, we have to look at the actions of officer Potter.

Most departments have a standard policy regarding their tasers and service weapons. In general, the two are to be kept separated. This is to prevent exactly what happened in the Wright situation. Potter’s department’s policy was: Service weapons were to be placed on the “dominant” side of the officer. The taser was to be placed on the officer’s “weak” side. However, from the context of the video, we know that officer Potter may had been in violation of this policy.

If she had placed her taser in the location, as described by her department’s policy, Duane may had very well survived this encounter. Evidence of the potential violation comes in the fact that she had intended to reach for the taser, only to grab her pistol instead.

The other aspect of where “things went wrong,” actually began with Duane Wright. If he had not resisted, over a gross misdemeanor warrant, just as stated above, he very well could had survived this encounter. Although this is true, this does not excuse the fact that officer Potter used lethal force in a situation that did not require it.

Every department has as “use of force” policy. This policy outlines what type of force can be used as well as when it can be used. A man trying to escape is a justified reason for pulling a taser. It is not a justified reason for pulling a service weapon, even if that was done by mistake. Furthermore, officer Potter, a veteran of 20+ years, should had known better than to allow such a mistake to occur. Furthermore, she should had immediately realized that the weapon she pulled was not a taser.

There are fundamental differences between a taser and a service pistol. The weight of each weapon is different. To expand beyond that, the visual difference should had been an indicator. Tasers, as used by law enforcement, are yellow and black. The weapon Potter was holding clearly did not have this color scheme. So, what happens now?

As we all know, officer potter, and the police chief, have resigned. For Potter, the situation has taken more of a legal turn. The day after her resignation, she was arrested. Potter currently sits in the county jail, where she faces charges of negligent manslaughter. I have no doubt that she will be convicted. In this situation, the bodycam photage, speaks for itself.

Potter was careless, and had accidently discharged a weapon that she had not intended. Because of this careless act, a young man is now dead. This situation should serve as a warning, not only to the public, but to other law enforcement officers: If you’re careless, you may create a situation to which there is no return.

Shoot first, ask later: Linden Cameron shooting review

You have most likely heard of the Linden Cameron situation. Cameron is a 13-yo child, living in Salt Lake City, UT., who was, back in September, shot by “highly” trained officers. This is an article that we had been sitting on for sometime now. While we enjoy critiquing law enforcement, we had decided that it was better to wait for any new details to emerge. With that said, let’s begin.

September 4, 2020

On the night of September 4th, police had received an urgent call. Golda Barton, Linden’s mother, had stated that her son was having a psychiatric episode and could become violent. She also allegedly requested a crisis intervention officer. It is important to note that her son, Linden, suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. While the condition is manageable, it does come with a variety of complications. Social skills, behavioral skills, etc. being among them.  On this night, it was reported that Barton’s son had made threats of breaking windows as well as threatening to shoot an employee. While this would put police on high alert, we have to remind you that they had a crisis intervention officer, the “specially” trained officer who deals with citizens suffering from mental disabilities.

While the SLC police have never verified the recovery of a weapon, they have released a statement. According to Sgt. Harrocks they were advised of a child who was having a “violent psych issue” and “making threats to some folks with a weapon.” However, the mother counters this claim. According to her, she informed police that night that he had no weapon, they shot him anyway. This brings us to ask the big question: were the police justified in shooting a 13yo child?

Shooting review

As you are probably aware, there is a specific criteria when it comes to the use of lethal force, especially when that force is lethal. For instance, the police have to articulate that there is a creditable threat to their lives, something I highly doubt would have been the case in this situation. While the child did have previous involvement with the police, this can’t be used to articulate that there is a threat to life. The bigger issue with this shooting is simply how it unfolded.

Watching the bodycam video, an officer is seen running up to the child while yelling “hold your hands out.” within a fraction of  a second, multiple shots are heard. The second problem with this situation comes in the multiple options that the officers had. They could had tackled, used a taser, or simply spoke to the child. The last example brings us right into problem number three.

You may recall, early in the article, I mentioned two things: the child has Asperger’s and the mother called for a crisis intervention officer. Generally, a crisis intervention officer is trained to deal with people such as this, so why didn’t they do their job? When dealing with a child, unless there is a weapon clearly visible, there is absolutely no excuse for shooting a weapon. But, even with all of these issues, we still have that burning question to answer.

The simple reason for the shooting was simply because the child wouldn’t obey commands. This shooting shows the horrible lack of training, competency, and integrity of the American police force. Because this child did not obey command, the police felt that it was required to blast eleven shots at the boy, in a neighborhood setting, in the darkness of night. This goes into other problems, such as the safety of residents. The one thing we can all agree to is this, every bullet fired has to stop somewhere. With each bullet these officers had fired, they not only placed the life of mentally disabled child at risk, but the lives of all the residents living nearby.

Conclusion

What should had been a call for help ended up becoming a horrific situation. A child, who was in clear need of help, is forever traumatized, alongside his family. This child, who already did not trust the police, has now been validated as to why he shouldn’t. As a result of this shooting, it’s reported by family that he has lost feeling in his left hand. Because he was shot in both of his feet, he will never be able to do many of the things he once could.

We can conclude that if this is how SLCPD’s “crisis intervention” officer handles these situations, we can only hope that they are unemployed once the investigation concludes. Beyond that, this situation demonstrated the willingness of officers to shoot first rather than actually handling the situation. Ultimately, it also is a demonstration of just how little the police regard human life. While this isn’t true among all officers, it doesn’t change that this lack of compassion is a pandemic within law enforcement.

 

Shawnee apartment complex drive-by.

We would like to believe that the safest place to be is at our home. However, those living at an apartment complex in Shawnee, OK., learned just how quickly that safety can be violated.  While this is just a preliminary article, using statements from various witnesses, we are going to post what our platform currently knows. While we have reached out to the police department, they were quick to make it clear that they cannot give out any information. Although this is standard procedure, they did confirm that nobody was harmed in this event.

Preliminary report

October 9, 2020 was like any other day. One witness, and her friend, had their children outside playing.  Both parents were outdoors to monitor them. From what we know, two cars, one white, one having a greenish/tan color was observed speeding through the complex, going toward the apartments, which were located at the back of the property. When asked, the witness informed us that she was unsure as to which car actually had fired the weapon. According to our source, a friend yelled at the cars, telling them to slow down as children were outside. Upon yelling at the cars, the witness received the response saying, “fuck you, bitch.” Immediately after this, the shooting began. It is also important to make mention that the oldest child was only 14 years of age.

Allegedly, the intended target was a man named Mikey Byrd. While we have attempted to locate him as a means of establishing contact, we have yet to succeed. According to some witnesses, the police currently have two suspects in custody for questioning, though this remains unconfirmed. Further sources have indicated that the reason behind the shooting may have been from a previous drug deal gone wrong.

While much of this is currently circumstantial, we plan to stay on top of the situation, providing information as we are able. For now, all we can say is to stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted.

 

India based Media platform files false copyright claim

It goes to say that there are many predatorial media platforms. Distorting or outright fabricating truths is not an uncommon element. However, you would never expect one of these platforms to target an aspiring musician, simply trying to share their musical compositions. However, that is exactly what Manorama News TV, a platform based in India, did.

The copyright claim filed by the media giant. In the claim, they are simply attempting to get monetization for music that they do not own.

To preserve the reputation of the artist, he requested that we only refer to him as “Dark,” which we are more than happy to comply with. In 2017, “Dark” released one of his musical pieces, a song called “Raven.” The piece, as he tells us, was composed solely by him. He informed us that the YouTube release had “Royalty free” videos with it. Royalty free means that the video is accessible to the general public, free of charge, to use in a variety of ways.

For years, the young musician had no problems. That changed recently when he saw a copyright claim on the music. He sent our platform the original music file, confirming that it was in fact his piece. The questionable aspect of the claim comes in what they did within the claim. They didn’t request the music to be removed. Instead, they claimed to have it monetized, to which they would be paid for the views. If this sounds like a money scheme to you, we are inclined to agree.

When reaching out to the platform, we were surprised to see that they have over three million followers. So why would they waste their time on a small-time musician? We asked the platform this very question. Rather than replying, they blocked any member of our team who tried to make contact.  With that, we contacted them under the “War on Corruption” page. Though we haven’t been blocked as of yet, there is no expectation that they will respond in any form aside blocking the platform.

Shady journalism is something our platform has always strongly disagreed with. For a platform like “Manorama News TV” to falsely claim ownership of material they clearly do not own, is simply appalling. I can imagine that it’s not an easy feat being a musician. I also can imagine that it’s infuriating for something you’ve spent a lot of time on to be stolen in this fashion. This situation not only reveals Manorama News as a crooked platform, it also demonstrates the flaws within YouTube’s copyright system. It seems that anybody can file a claim on any video they so desire. Following  the claim, they can simply profit from the work of others. These parasites aren’t required to prove the claim, only file it.

Injured employee mistreated?

Unless you’re completely out of your mind, the last thing in the world that you would want to do is injure yourself at work. With any sort of injury, there is a loss of income, dealing with legal things that you may not had expected, and the list goes on. This story is brought to us by an individual, who requested to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation. Given what we’ve been informed, it seems he maybe a bit late on avoiding the said retaliation, however. Though this isn’t our typical style, we decided to cover this simply because as a platform, we will always stand against bullies, no matter the situation.

Express Personnel is a nationwide employment agency. While they typically assist the unemployed in getting “temp” jobs,  They don’t hide the fact that their employees are nothing more than “cash cows” for the agency, especially if you have gotten a workplace injury. This brings us to the ‘Express Personnel’ services of Seminole, Oklahoma. In specific, we are going to be discussing the manager of this branch and her apparent lack of professionalism. As of this time, we have reached out to this specific agency, inviting them to issue a comment. However, as the past has shown, we don’t really have high expectations of receiving one.

The employee, who made us aware of this situation, had just started working at a local production plant, producing food products. According to the individual, things were going great, until he had gotten injured halfway through his shift. The injury apparently occurred when the employee lifted a box, potentially turning wrong, leading to a muscle and tendon being strained in his lower back. Even with the said injury, he stated that he remained at his work station for an additional hour. However, the pain increasingly became unbearable, forcing him to leave.

The next day, the employee reported the injury to his employer, ‘Express Personnel.’ At this point, he mentioned that he was almost unable to walk. For this reason, he had utilized a cane. Calling the employer, they demanded that he drive to their office, he informed them of the severity of the pain. However, this is when he claims the first round of hostility began. From one of the audio files sent to us, they are heard saying, “well, you need to get up here as soon as possible, TODAY,” before abruptly ending the call. As demanded, the employee drove to the location. According to him, upon entering the building, he was immediately with unnecessary statements regarding his cane.

While at the location, the branch manager had him sign various papers. One containing a rather questionable question: “What could you have done differently to prevent this injury?” The problem with this question is that it’s what they define as a “loaded question.” Essentially, there is no means of answering this question without placing the complete blame onto the employee. Basically, this is a legal trick to removing any accountability from Express. Initially, the employee refused to answer the question, only to be met with more hostility. According to him, he even tried to advise them that he wasn’t certain as to how to answer the question. He informs us that the fact he knew what they were trying to do, was partly to blame for this. The branch manager, at this point allegedly replied with, “Well, you better figure it out because they’re going to ask you the same thing,” though she never specified as to who “they” are. After answering the question, under duress, he informs us that he went to their doctor.

Upon completing the doctor visit, the employee began his 20 mile trip back to Express. He informs us that he was required to return so that he can give them a copy of the paperwork, provided by the doctor. When arriving, he decided to begin recording. He says this was because of the previous hostility, he simply wanted evidence of it. Currently, our platform has this audio recording.  Upon listening to it, it’s not only apparent that this manager lacks any form of professionalism, she is outright bullying this employee. If you haven’t guessed, while he may not of had any form of legal action previously, he most certainly could have one on these grounds.

The one thing that really stood out, in this recording, was a statement made by the manager. “I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t care if you come to work or not, it’s less money that we have to spend.” I must ask the question: Is this Express Personnel’s policy regarding treatment of their employees? Is this their policy on how to treat an individual simply for having an accident at work? It would seem so. I turned to Google and began conducting some research. I wanted to confirm if this man could potentially have a case, not on his injury, but rather on how he has been treated as a result.

According to “injurycoach.com,” he very well may. The site reads as follows:

Most employers are immune to employee lawsuits due to a complicated web of workers’ compensation statutes protecting them. … If youve been injuredmistreated, or wrongfully fired from your jobyou may be well within your rights under state or federal laws to file a lawsuit against your employer.

Essentially, due to how the workers compensation laws are designed, the company can’t really be held financially liable for any injury, though he has already informed us that he was never intending for any of the post report events to occur. However, because they did mistreat him upon reporting the injury, he very well may have a case, depending on what the laws within his state say.

Nobody ever expects to be injured at their work. When these injuries do occur, the employee shouldn’t be treated as though they committed a crime, especially by their employer. Though this individual is still employed with them, he has made it abundantly clear that he has every intention of terminating that, once he is cleared for work. To that, we can only wish him good health and better employment.