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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...

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Jacob Blake: shooting review

Update

It’s been discovered that Jacob Blake had a warrant. It’s possible this may have played into his encounter with police. Photos sent to us by an anonymous source

This article is my review of the shooting. In it, we have the video, as well as screenshots from that video. You may, or may not agree with my statements. Ultimately, it is up to you to make your own conclusion.

The video of the shooting.

From the video, we can see the events as they unfold. There are several problems that I have observed within the video, let’s just dive right into this situation.

Image one, showing the two involved officers.

From the very start of the video, two officers are seen holding weapons. While it is unclear if both are lethal force, we know that at least one officer has a pistol. At this point, Jacob is observed going to the driver side of his vehicle, where his children are currently located. Though one officer (left of the one pointing a weapon) maybe holding a taser, based on how he’s holding the weapon. I am left to question why the other officer has a pistol. At this point, Jacob shows no signs of aggression, though I cannot speak for events that may had arisen prior to the video.

Jacob makes a disasterous choice.

Upon arriving to his door, Jacob makes a choice that may prove fatal. For unknown reasons, he is seen bending to a 90° angle. While this may not seem like much, it was more than enough for officers to believe a threat was present. This is where things become very questionable. The officers are seen standing behind Jacob, placing them into a position of power. This means that, even in a hand-to-hand situation, the officers have the advantage as it is difficult to fight when your opponent is behind you. With this, I question the fact that this officer chose to open fire when he clearly could had taken Jacob down with no problem. After all, they are trained to do tactics such as this.

Even if Jacob had been reaching for a weapon, the officers would had been able to react faster than him. By the time Jacob could had grabbed the alleged weapon, turned around, and fired, he would had already been taken to the ground. This, if anything, demonstrates not only the flaw within their department’s training, but also a severe lack of competency from its officers.

Jacob attempts to get into his vehicle as the officer fires.

Seven shots were fired into Jacob’s back. In training, we are told to “fire to stop the action or threat.” After one, maybe even two, shots, any potential threat Jacob had posed, would had been eliminated. So why did this officer shoot seven rounds? Again, this is a reflection of incompetent training and officers. At this point, as he’s being fired upon, Jacob attempts to get into the vehicle. For this, I have three theories:

1. Jacob was trying to create a barrier between him and the officer’s hailstorm of bullets. The front seat, being the barrier, could had potentially stopped further bullets.

2. Jacob may had been trying to flee the scene. Bear in mind, he had children in that vehicle. These children already witnessed their father being shot, it is possible that he was trying to flee in hopes of getting them out of the situation.

3. Jacob was shot in the back, this os critical to understand. Vital organs, such as kidneys, liver, etc. could had been damaged. This means that, as he bled out, his vision, ability to walk, stand, or even speak could had been impaired. Sitting would had been his safest choice. If he was able to apply enough pressure to his back, he very well could had slowed the bleeding until actual help arrived.

Officers showing how little control they have.

As the gun toting officer fired, a woman is observed walking to the scene. At this point, the other officer has seemingly walked away. It is clear to me that these officers have very little self control, they can’t even control the location. In no respectful police agency would this woman be able to walk up onto a shooting scene like this. Where did the officer go? That’s a very good question.

The other officer returns.

Although the other officer did return to the scene, I am stunned to see that nothing is done about the woman. They just shot a man, her presence there paces her in immediate danger. The officers involved clearly lack the cobtrol to use their training, aside lethal force. They further demonstrate their incompetence by failing to secure the scene, something that is more apparant in this photo.

It is, with my own training and evaluation, that I believe these officers used excessive deadly force. Their position from Jacob gave them more than enough alternatives that a shooting could had easily been avoided. While an investigation will ensue, as per department protocol, I do hold my reservations as to rather or not justice will come. The key evidence to this will really boil down to one question: did Jacob have a lethal weapon to which he was attempting to retrieve? Based on the current evidence, within this video, I don’t believe that is the case. The fact that his children were literally next to him, in the very vehicle to which he was shot, only furthers my belief toward this.

Charges Filed Against Officer Rolfe Following Death of Rayshard Brooks. Police Protests Ensue.

Recently, Rayshard Brooks was killed by Officer Rolfe. Since that time, charges have been filed against the him. As a result, two different distracts in Atlanta have had their officers walk. Several other police stations will most likely have to cover these districts which will be nearly impossible for them to do.

When you watch the video in its entirety, you’ll see that Officer Rolfe had arrived at the scene following a report that Rayshard was asleep at the wheel of his car in a Wendy’s parking lot. When he arrived, the car was parked. Rayshard was asked several questions, given a sobriety test, and was found to be under the influence. Several times he asked the Officer to drive him to his sisters house. Without reading him his Miranda Rights, Officer Rolfe started to handcuff Rayshard and said that he was being “taken in,” due to the fact he was intoxicated. Rayshard and Rolfe got into a scuffle and Rayshard took Rolfe’s taser, ran off, and then pointed it at him. Rolfe shot him.

According to the police, Officer Rolfe was following protocol because a weapon was involved and was aimed at him. Now, as to why he didn’t give Rayshard a ride to his sister’s house remains unanswered. A lot of questions are left unanswered. Which has led us to where we are now.

The Districts in Atlanta that no longer have Police Stations are going through what the police call “the Blue Flu.” This means that there’s a massive strike the police are showing in protest due to the fact that charges have been filed against Officer Rolfe.

Police have always operated under what’s known as “Blue Brotherhood.” There are other terms used such as “Blue Wall of Silence”, “Blue Code’, and “Blue Shield.” This all boils down to there a rule that police officers are to never report each other. This includes misconducts and any type of crime, including police brutality. So, when charges were officially filed against Officer Rolfe, the two districts in Atlanta where the police stations have been shut down in protest are following the Blue Brotherhood.

The city of Atlanta is under fire more than ever. The police versus the public is at an all time high, and there won’t be any winners by the end. Either Officer Rolfe is found innocent and then faces a very public backlash, or he’s found guilty which could lead to more Blue Flu’s in Atlanta.

What would have happened if Officer Rolfe had driven Rayshard to his sister’s house? What would have happened if Rayshard hadn’t taken Rolfe’s taser and pointed it at him? These are just two of many questions that will sadly, remain unanswered.

You can watch the video of the arrest linked below. Please know that the video is graphic. Credit to the YouTube Channel: 11Alive

Video

Editorial commentary

Law enforcement has one fundamental job: uphold the law. While many questions have been raised regarding the officer not simply taking the man out, it does in fact, have a rather simplistic answer. Rashard was found in a parking lot, intoxicated, and passed out. Because he was behind the wheel, any officer would know that this man had clearly driven there drunk, placing himself, and the general public, in potential danger.

Once Rashard removed the officer’s weapon, he created an entirely new situation. While a taser is classified as “less than lethal,” for the officer it could mean death. If he had been shot with the weapon, it would had completely immobilized this cop. It would had given Rashard enough time to grab his service weapon, potentially murdering the cop. The debate regarding rather or not the officer was justified, comes down to this: yes. The officer followed protocol, protecting his life.

Milwaukee medical professional mows down protestors

With national protests occuring on a daily basis, it’s not to farfetched that some rather interesting stories would arise. Today, in Milwaukee, we stumbled upon one of these stories. A cardiovascular physician assistant, identified as Emily Novicki, was accused of runing over several “peaceful protestors.” In her tweet, a woman going by “Alexis.” Says:

Today in Milwaukee! This woman hit 2 peaceful protestors, injuring them and came within 2 feet of hitting a child. This was as they peacefully marched. She drove into the crowd. Police were shown multiple videos & she was still let go. TWITTER LETS MAKE SURE SHE LOSES HER JOB. 🥳

However, the events, as explained by the BLM protestor, is not what actually took place. As I began searching through evidence, I found a slightly different story. I attempted to reach out to Emily only to find her Facebook had been deleted, more on that shortly. Based upon the evidence, which included a video, the alleged peaceful protestors had surrounded the young woman’s car. At this point they jad begun chanting, even tapping her car with a sign. It is alleged that this is when Emily ran through them. But was she in the right for doing so?

We have already seen, in recent weeks, what happens when protestors encircle a vehicle. Recently, a Fed-Ex driver was forced to flee in his semi as they attempted to vandalize his equipment; this is just one example, of course. It isn’t to hard to believe that this woman would had been in fear for, not only her safety, but her life.

Following this event, Emily had apparantly deleted her Facebook. From what I was able to obtain, one of the protestors began sharing her workplace information, and her social media account, on Twitter. In doing this, she opened the young medical professional to harassment, threats, and so fourth. It is presumed that this is what lead to her deleting the account.

A peaceful protest is exactly as it claims to be: peaceful. Blocking somebody from leaving the area is not a peaceful demonstration, that is an act of aggression. While I would never condone using a car for a weapon, I can understand how terrorizing a situation like this must be.

While a false narrative spreads around on Twitter, I choose to present my findings, without bias. The situation comes down to this: had the protestors not surrounded her car, hit it with a sign, in what can be viewed as a clear act of intimidation, nobody would had been injured. The false narrative, placing complete blame on the woman, who appears to had been a victim, is absolutely ridiculous.

Protest safetly, protest smartfully.

Is Auburn PD protecting a Youtuber?

In recent months, an image of Youtubers’ Daniel Sulzbach (Repzion,) girlfriend, Maya Moore, began to circulate. Since its release, the image has become a focal point to massive controversy. According to both, the Youtuber, and his girlfriend, the image in question was taken illegally. That’s just part of the fiasco circulating the image. They also claim the image to be child pornography. That is the second reason I decided to write this article.

Our previous article had very clearly gotten Maya’s attention. In fact, it enraged her to the point of making direct contact with me on Twitter. During this verbal assault, Maya made a point to send this image to me, all while I remained unresponsive. Unfortunantly, she didn’t just send the image once. Upon sending the image, she sent a message saying, “you are fucking disgusting,” and then proceeded to send the image a second time; shortly after, she made a point of sending another image which appeared to be from the same video.

After this, I made the choice to inform her that our article would not be taken down. However, I still had this potential evidence that Maya herself just sent my platform child porn. Upon conducting research, I had found which police department Maya had filed a report claim, citing these images as child porn; I gave them a call hoping to discuss the fact that she had just sent my platform the images.

Although I explained the reason for my call, I have yet to get a call back. Why wouldn’t they call an individual, who is reporting the distribution of potential CP, back? There are two potential reasons I see for this, though they make Auburn PD look bad.

The first theory dives into the original report filed by Maya and Repzion. In this theory, it’s possible that the police did not take the report seriously. Of course, this raises even more questions regarding the department as a whole. One would think this would be a serious accusation, after all, it is a felony for a reason. Of course, there is theory number two, which still makes the department look bad.

Repzion, in at least one known instance, made a claim that he is on the departments’ “no swatting” list. During my investigation I found that the department did, in fact, have a registry. While this could be a good thing, it also brings the question of rather or not Repzion is being protected. If the department had falsely presumed my call to be a swatting attempt, they would simply shrug it off. This means that no investigation would be started, no call back, and Maya got off free for sending an image that she claimed to be CP.

The image being sent raises many red flags. Because she sent it to my platform, after calling it “child porn,” it leads me to believe that she lied. If this is the case, that means she knowingly filed a false police report simply to cover her actions. It also means that they have willfully slandered and defaced the reputation amd image of a 16yo child. In the worst case scenerio, the images sent to my platform are CP. This still is a terrifying situation.

If the image is truly CP, it means that Maya, who is now an adult, is distributing sexual images of a minor, a felony if convicted. Although the image is of her, in the court system, that will not matter; CP is CP regardless of who sends it. Worst of all, it demonstrates how lazy that department is, when faced with serious allegations. Regardless of this, I have contemplated on a question of my own, being that she sent me these images, unprovoked and unwanted, how am I the disgusting one? A question I will most likely never have an answer for.

COVID-19: Reality Check

For months now, we have seen abuse from the government unlike anything before. While most Americans are perfectly fine with the loss of their first, fourth, and even sixth amendment rights, some are beginning to wake up. As a result of this, social disobedience is quickly becoming a common trend. With so much confusion, who is in the right?

The introduction of COVID-19 introduced more than a new potential threat, it brought out mass fear and even hysteria. As the government began learning about the virus, they implimented some rather debatable “safety procedures.” Social distancing, masks, that sort of thing has now become common practice. However, many debate as to rather or not they went to far.

First amendment

Under the first amendment, all Americans are granted the freedom to practice their religions. What this means is the government has no legal grounds to interfere with this, or other, rights. However, since the COVID-19 situation began, we have seen that very ordeal unfold. In several cases, those who have dared to break the “law” of not going to church, were met with arrest. How is this possible? A simple loophole is all it takes, more on that later.

On social medias, such as Facebook and Youtube, those who are speaking out against the governments’ actions, are finding themselves censored, ability to post/comment blocked, or outright banned. In a controversial move, Facebook has gone as far as to form its own “Supreme court.” The intent of this is to determine what is, or is not, allowed on their site. However, this has lead to many conspiracy theories.

Fourth Amendment

Under the fourth amendment, all citizens have the right to be secure in their persons, homes, and property. At this point, we may as well just rule this one a dead right. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen what happens to those who dare to defy their government overlords. While initially, the “safety protocols” were mere suggestions, people have been brutally beaten and arrested by police. Their crime? Daring to run their businesses.

There are many articles discussing how the police have arrested business owners for literally committing no crime. By violating the “recomendations,” and being arrested for it, proves that these are not just suggestions. Furthermore, they demonstrate the more disturbing image at hand. It was Adolf Hitler who once said:

“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” For many, this is what’s happening. Of course, when it’s a $1000+ fine for not wearing a suggestion on your face, it does seem plausible.

Sixth Amendment

The right to a speedy trial. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you already know that this has been absent. Upon getting arrested, one could expect to sit in jail for an undetermined amount of time, with no courtdate. Why? Because the courts shutdown. While this is starting to change, it doesn’t change the fact that this right may had potentially been violated. Of course, this is just another cog in the political wheel.

What we have seen is nothing less than government operated terrorism on its people. Criminals are being released from jails/prisons over alleged COVID fears. However, people are being sent to jail simply for operating their own businesses. Places where facemasks are “mandatory,” don’t even care what you wear on your face. A person can walk aroumd with tissue paper on their face and have no problem.

From what I have seen, this os a game to strip citizens, using fear and false numbers, of their constitutional rights. The worst part of this, we are allowing it. When you really begin to dig into this, the contradictions become very apparant. This situation is no longer about protecting the people or preventing the spread of a virus, which has an approx 3% fatality rate globally. This is a war in which it is the government vs. the people.

Troy PD: A history of corruption exposed!

At this point, we should not be at all surprised by the law enforcement agencies of Missouri. For me, revisiting the police department of Troy Missouri brings back many unwanted memories. Since the time they last reached the scope of my radar, it seems they have only perfected their corrupted game. Today, I say it is time they are held accountable for their abuses, past and present.

Troy police department first got under my scope back in 2017. During this time, a young autistic woman was being bullied by a local 501(c)3 president. Although various calls were made, the department absolutely refused to act. When the virtual smear campaign reached critical levels, it was then that our platform aggressively defended the woman. The results of this action lead to a three year smear campaign against me personally. By the time it finally emded, there were nearly 40 additional victims, a false EPO, and a video we obtained to which the man believed he was livestreaming my home. All the while, the Troy police department failed to act.

The autistic woman was able to get a legit EPO against her cyberbully. With nearly 100 calls to the police, the woman was brought down to the point of suicide. At the same time, I was enduring my own smear campaign. Even when I was told to put a shotgun to my mouth, the police failed to act.

I could go on for days about this one situation, but we have previous articles about the subject. This isn’t why they have my attention yet again. The above information, if anything, only serves to provide a history on my detestment of this department. Let’s get into the recent behaviors of this classy group of incompetent misfits, shall we?

On a recent video, posted to Facebook, a man is assaulted on his own property. Apparantly the officers were looking for somebody and decided this guy was the guy. When questioned by another man, who is present, the officer is observed cussing the individual out as he informs him that he isn’t talking to him.

The officers begin speaking to a man in a black hat, all the while being informed that he isn’t who they are looking for. At one point, during this altercation, the man begins to walk away. At this point, the police had yet to establish that he had done anything wrong. Regardless, they begin to follow and then taze him. Once the man was on the ground, the officer is seen punching him, while unprofessionally cussing out the man and other residents.

The departments’ Facebook page holds other complaints of harassment. In one review, the harassment was initiated when a man dropped his car off, after hours, at a local business for repair. As with the video, the officer is accused of being rude, going as far as to say, “you’re in the wrong county, son.” This came as no surprise due to the widespread racism within the Missouri police departments in the region.

There are many vile officers serving on various departments. For Troy Missouri, it appears they recruit the rejected, most corrupt officers possible. If they like you, they will do nothing that will give you a record, even if you deserve it. However, if you accidently end up on their “wrong side,” you will be harassed, you will probably be arrested, and apparantly you will be physically assaulted.

Craig Burdine: death or cover-up?

Sometime ago, an individual had asked us to look into the 2007 shooting of Craig Burdine. After putting this on the back-burner, debating rather or not to release this article, we have decided to focus on solely on the evidence, as we had seen it.

Craig Burdine was an individual with a criminal history dating back to the 1990’s. These charges ranged from assaulting officers to drugs. However, in 2007, things took a fatal detour for troubled man. During an arrest, police claim that Burdine had assaulted the officers, including spitting. Regardless of this, officers were able to make the arrest. Once in jail, the situation had taken a drastic turn.

Shortly after arriving, Burdine, in video, is seen gasping for air. During this time, several officers are seen entering/exiting the room, though it is unknown as to what transpired. While the video, which can be seen here, does have audio, several portions of the audio seemingly vanish, leaving only video.

For some, the video is enough. However, the audio mysteriously vanishing leaves a lot of questions. For starters, why does the audio seemingly vanish at certain points? What was said during this time? And, most importantly, did the police purposefully omit these segments of audio? We know that the chances of the audio simply “glitching” are slim to none. Because of this, we currently presume that the video had been altered. We had attempted to make contact with the facility but never got a response.

When the audio does return, it is apparant that burdine’s situation had become more severe. Paramedics arrive at the facility in attempt to assess and assist with the situation. Because there is no photage from within the room, we can only speculate as to how paramedics approached this critical situation. What we do know, from the prosecutor’s report, is Burdine was apparantly not the only death; this, in our opinion, raises suspisions. While we aren’t going to go into detail, regarding the report, you may view it here.

In the report, it does state that 48 arrests were made that night, with two deaths. The report names these other deaths as Joseph Hammond and Larry Sanders. While it is strange for so many deaths to occur in a single night, it isn’t evidence of the police being at fault. Of course, thus far, we have been unable to obtain many documents that we know exists surrounding these, and Burdine’s, deaths. In 2009, the Burdine family filed a lawsuit against the department. In the suit they accuse the police for being at fault. However, this case would be dismissed due to the statute of limitations expiring

Aside from what we are able to see and hear, it is unclear as to what transpired in the cell. What we do know is Burdine did have a criminal history, he was arrested, and for reasons unknown, he would die after being taken to jail. The fact that there seems to be no actual video from within the room is alarming. Generally, one officer has a camera specifically for recording situations like this. However, at no point, does it appear any officer had possession of one. With this, we can only hope that someday the full truth is revealed. Should this happen, we will update this article. Until that time, there is little more that we can say in regards to Craig Burdine, the jail, and the police.

The DOC articles update

It’s been awhile since we’ve touched on this subject. Within those articles, we had withheld the identification of our source, and will continue to do so. However, we have been granted permission to release the name of the facility to which the articles discussed. If you need a “refresher,” the articles can be found here, here, and here.

As you may recall, we spoke of how the whistleblower had gone months without employment, a common trend among those who speak out against law enforcement. In recent times, even members of our platform have recieved messages from people alleging to be former employees, thoug some of their profiles state they are current officers.

The articles, to which we spoke of, derived from an correctional facility out of Oklahoma. Mabel Bassett Correctional center has a long history of alleged cover-up as well as corruption among the officers. Beyond this, there are many other accusations regarding the facility. In one review, the individual alleges,

It’s infested with mole,kitchen has roaches and medical is the worst. An inmate received notice from medical that she was exposed to HEPATITIS A and medical refused to give her the vaccine, so now how many inmates have been effected in this facility????

Other accusations, some to which had been confirmed, range from officers refusing to stop fights to a potential cover-up of a death (unconformed.)

While this article is a basic update, that isn’t what caught my attention. As stated, members of our team had gotten some messages from an alleged former officer. Recapping one of the messages, the individual wrote, “I got a random message not long ago asking about the place and I looked at the reviews and saw ur comment.” When asking about the comment, I was informed that he had no memory of writing anything regarding the facility, and so we looked.

Searching on Google reviews and Facebook, it would appear that the statement was, in fact partially true. There was a comment left on Facebook, an oversight perhaps. Upon showing the member the screenshot, he did recall it, stating it was to bring awareness for those negatively effected by this place. However, the messaging person wanted information about our whistleblower. Details we cannot, and will not provide.

WoC has had a long standing policy of not revealing sources. Should the individual contact me for this information, I will be obligated into citing our policy to them. This protects our sources and prevents potential retaliation. Over the years, we have learned many things. One of these things is nobody ever asks for sources without having a reason. While the reason may very well be for information, as a platform we have an obligation to protect them; we simply can’t maintain trust and credibility if we reveal those who trust us to withold their identities.

This article isn’t much, just an update with some other details. Unless we get something more critical, we are planning to end fiture updates regarding this facility here. While we still haven’t revealed some information, such as the name of the captain, it’s not due to the lack of knowledge. In fact, we using nothing more than a lastname, we were able to find the captain on Facebook. The rest of the information is being stored away for the “just in case” factor. While we hope to never need to, we will only do another article if the facility does any future retaliation against our sources.