Monday, February 10, 2014

Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy shoots a suspect in the back, while his hands are up... Israeli trained militarized police force endangers our citizens on both sides of the law

I don't agree with the actions of this deputy, however, when a man like this isn't being cooperative and has already put the public at risk and is still trying to stand up to them after getting out of the car, it's a reasonable assumption that nobody knows what he's truly capable of. He knew what he was getting into, when he didn't surrender at the moment the deputies initially made contact with him. 

At 23 seconds, the video clearly shows the man with his arms raised over his head and his back to the deputies. Then, two shots from a lethal weapon were fired at close range. Putting it mildly, that was a chicken shit action by the deputy. Shooting someone in the back is cowardly. Prior to the man surrendering, deputies had multiple opportunities to justifiably kill this man, but chose not to.

I have considerable respect for the law, but incidents like this, make it very difficult NOT to have a certain degree of contempt for them. Having a justifiable and significant amount of distrust for sworn officers, it's difficult to completely or blindly support law enforcement. Sheriff Paul Babeu is also no stranger to making attempts to use his office to cover up wrongdoing. Most of us will never forget his indiscretions with his gay illegal alien lover or his attempt to minimize other incidents, including a deputy involved fatal car crash.

5 Investigates: Video contradicts Pinal sheriff's statements

Longoria appeared to be moving his arms around, and did not appear to be cooperating with the deputies. Seconds later, the video shows Longoria turn his back on the deputies and raise both hands into the air, high over his head. One second later, a lone deputy fired two shots, killing Longoria. Full Article

PCSO deputy left weapon in patrol car before burglary, shooting

The deputy apparently locked his patrol vehicle before going inside his home, but violated PCSO policy by leaving his weapon in the vehicle, according to a PCSO spokesman... "The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has a policy which prohibits our members from leaving weapons inside of vehicles when the employee is not on duty," the PCSO spokesman said in a statement released Tuesday morning. "Currently our Professional Standards Unit is conducting an internal investigation into this matter." Full Article

The police investigate the police and find no wrong doing? Interesting how that works. isn't it?  This is just like the DOJ and the IRS investigating themselves and finding absolutely no wrongdoing, despite the visible, blatant and obvious evidence of "abuse of power."

Authorities: Fatal shooting in Eloy was justified

Eloy police say the fatal shooting of a stolen car suspect following a 45-minute chase was justified although it was later discovered that the man wasn't armed... Manuel Orosco Longoria was shot twice by a Pinal County Sheriff's deputy on Jan. 14 after the chase through Eloy. Full Article

Police radio: Pinal commander called off chase

Recordings of radio traffic obtained by CBS 5 Investigates show a Pinal County Sheriff's Office supervisor called on his units to stop pursuing a man one of his deputies would shoot four minutes later... CBS 5 Investigates has also learned the deputy who opened fire was involved in at least one shooting in the past. he received the Medal of Heroism but was also arrested for alleged domestic violence in 2011. Full Article

Frequently, those applicants that score highest on police pre-employment exams are automatically disqualified from employment. Police departments would rather hire these cement heads. By design, a lower common denominator is responsible for public safety.

Report: Israeli model underlies militarization of U.S. police

In an article which begins with examples of American police training alongside Israeli security forces, Blumenthal writes, “Having been schooled in Israeli tactics perfected during a 63 year experience of controlling, dispossessing, and occupying an indigenous population, local police forces have adapted them to monitor Muslim and immigrant neighborhoods in US cities. Meanwhile, former Israeli military officers have been hired to spearhead security operations at American airports and suburban shopping malls, leading to a wave of disturbing incidents of racial profiling, intimidation, and FBI interrogations of innocent, unsuspecting people. Full Article

"Our office is dealing right now with our second officer involved shooting this week. Unfortunately, as a result we are unable at the last minute to respond to your request for a sit down interview on audio which was released by the Tempe Police Department nearly a year ago..." More ...and more...

An Epic Pinal County Scandal

There are big lessons to be learned in all of this as well as broad negative implications for all the good deputies out there who don’t deserve the likely consequences of a bad apple in their midst shooting a surrendering man in the back, but none of this would be a problem if there hadn't been something rotten going on in Pinal County for quite some time. FullArticle

The original United States Naturalization Law of March 26, 1790 provided the first rules to be followed by the United States in the granting of national citizenship. This law limited naturalization to "free White persons" of "good moral character." It thus left out American Indians, free Blacks and Asians.


  1. Whether Longoria was attempting to surrender is unknown, but none of the Eloy police officers who submitted statements indicated Longoria put his hands up before he was shot.

  2. The video speaks to plenty. People who score close to criminals on the MMPI generally get hired. Why is that? Lets share stories as to why that is...