^^Ok that's serious bullshit right there!
^^Ok that's serious bullshit right there!
RELIGION: Treat it like it's your genitalia. Don't show it off in public, and don't shove it down your children's throats.
^It is. Beyond ridiculous. THe cop lied, said that he showed his badge and explained he was a policeman, but witnesses say he just started banging on the car window and NEVER said he was a cop. If a guy in basketball shorts is banging on your window with a gun, you're not going to assume he's a cop!
Navasota, TX – A grieving family is fighting to bring justice to the man who ruthlessly gunned down their son. Jonathen Santellana was 17 years old when he lost his life to Navasota police officer Rey Garza.
On November 13, 2013, Santellana was sitting in his car in a parking space at an apartment complex in Houston, Texas with his friend, Kalee Marsteller, also 17. Garza was off-duty, wearing basketball shorts and a sweatshirt when he decided to rush up to Santellana’s driver’s side window, brandishing a gun.
Naturally, Santellana and Marsteller thought this deranged man was trying to rob them, so Santellana put the car in reverse to escape. Garza tried to open the door as Santellana began driving away. Garza, claiming that he feared for his life, then shot Santellana in the back of the head and back, killing him.
Why did Garza commit this unprovoked attack on an innocent kid sitting in his vehicle? Santellana’s parents, Joey Santellana and Roxana Harrison, commissioned an expert in crime scene reconstruction to produce a new analysis, since the investigation undertaken by law enforcement was grossly insufficient.
The report from Cam Cope, president of Auto Fire & Safety Consultants of Conroe, shows that Garza’s version of events “is not consistent with any of the factual evidence.” It is being submitted by Santellana’s family directly to a grand jury for the case to be reconsidered. A grand jury decided not to indict Garza in 2014, believing that he shot Santellana out of fear for his own life.
“Garza’s statements greatly conflict with eyewitnesses and the forensic evidence which shows that Garza committed murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, aggravated assault and/or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”Garza was acting as a “courtesy officer” for the apartment complex when he spotted Santellana holding something in his hands and grew suspicious. After crossing paths with Santellana, Garza went to his apartment and grabbed his gun. Garza then located Santellana in his car, and claims that he saw Santellana putting a green leafy substance into a prescription bottle.
Garza felt that this behavior was cause for him to accost Santallana. Here is where the factual evidence contradicts Garza’s sworn testimony.
Garza claims that he “asked Jonathen to get out of the Chevrolet Malibu, then opened the driver’s door and reached in with his right hand to remove the keys from the ignition, as he alleges Jonathen was attempting to start the car.”
However, the car was already running, and Garza was banging on the window with his gun and demanding that Santellana roll down the window, according to Marsteller. An eyewitness, Sheila Moreno, states that Garza did not identify himself as a police officer, nor did she say anything about Garza holding a badge.
Garza claims that “he showed his badge and police identification as he opened the door” and “he had the gun and holster in his pocket as he attempted to remove the ignition keys with his right hand, then pulled the gun from the holster, showed the badge, fired 4-5 rounds, without aiming, as the driver’s door moved rearward 10-12 feet, peeling out (Rey Garza’s deposition).”
However, Moreno states that Garza was holding the gun with both hands. Garza’s holster was actually located on the front driver’s side windshield of Jonathen’s car. Marsteller states that Garza said he was a police officer only after Santellana had backed out of the space and began driving away. She also states that Garza did not begin shooting until after the car was moving forward.
Moreno states that she saw the car driving forward when she heard gunshots. She saw Garza walk toward the car and fire an additional 3 to 5 shots. Seven empty bullet casings were found in the middle of the parking lot.
Garza testified that Santellana never threatened him nor did he feel that Santellana was a dangerous person. Yet that did not stop him from recklessly approaching the vehicle with a loaded weapon and firing when Santellana did not obey orders from this large man in gym shorts, who did not initially identify himself as an officer or show a badge. He also put the residents of the apartment complex in danger by shooting at the moving vehicle.
Garza claims that he became pinned between Santellana’s door and the car parked next to him. However, Marsteller states that Garza was never in danger from the door and it did not hit anything. Santellana pushed Marsteller’s head down to protect her from flying bullets, and that is how he got shot in the back of the head.
Cope’s report goes on to describe several false statements made by Garza, as well as a critical piece of bullet evidence that was not noted or documented by police. The report also describes the ill treatment of the passenger, Kalee Marsteller, who had just witnessed her friend be murdered by the brutish Garza, and that the officer wrote her statement in his own words.
The Grand Jury Package, submitted to the Free Thought Project by Roxanna Harrison, Santellana’s mother, reads as follows:
“Rey Garza should be indicted for murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and/or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as probable cause exists. Garza was not in danger when he shot Jonathen Santellana in the back and back of the head killing him. Like most criminal homicide suspects Rey Garza has come up with an excuse. However, the forensic and credible eyewitness evidence refutes his version on the events. Furthermore, shooting a person for trying to escape a non-violent minor crime is not a defense to homicide or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Two years later and this killer cop is still out on the streets because a grand jury, as is the case in most instances, failed to indict Garza — in spite of the overwhelming evidence against him. Blue privilege is nothing short of a license to kill.
The public and parents of Jonathen Santellana want justice to be done.”
Off Duty Cop Thought He Saw a Child With Pot, So He Fired 7 Fatal Rounds Into His Back
Oh, so it wasn't the naked 17 year old black boy that was just gunned down by the Austin, TX police? I wonder where they thought his weapon was because you know that they feared for their safety.
Murder Warrant Issued for Former Atlanta Officer in Fatal Shooting, DA Says
- By TOM LIDDY
Jul 15, 2016, 11:00 PM ET
A murder warrant has been issued for a former Atlanta police officer for allegedly shooting into a car without an apparent threat, killing a motorist, the Atlanta-Fulton County District Attorney said in a statement Friday.
The incident occurred on June 22, 2016, when an off-duty Atlanta officer notified dispatch about a suspicious person at an apartment complex.
Former Officer James Burns responded and tried to block the path of a car, carrying victim Devaris Rogers, which was leaving the scene, the DA said.
"Despite the fact the Ford Fusion made no attempt to strike the officer and Burns was safely standing at the rear of his own patrol vehicle, Burns pulled his service weapon and fired one shot into the passenger side of Roger's vehicle," the statement said.
Rogers was struck in the head and his car continued down the street before crashing into a parked car.
"At the time of the shooting, Burns was not provided with any facts describing Rogers as a threat to the officer or the public. Neither was Rogers identified as the man the off-duty officer had previously reported," the DA's statement said.
Burns was fired on July 1.
He faces charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and violation of oath, the DA said.
A call to Burns' representative in his internal affairs review was not immediately returned.
Burns told investigators in an interview a week after the shooting that he "didn’t know to block that particular car," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I shot at the car who was trying to run me over and kill me.”
This probably should go in the Latest Gossip section, but....
Dr. Dre got cuffed and patted down by Sheriff's deputies outside his Malibu home after an alleged road rage dispute over a guy blocking his driveway ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Dre tell us the motorist had pulled off PCH and stopped in front of Dre's crib. We're told Dre asked him to move, and he did ... but cussed at the mogul as he did it. Dre pulled into his driveway, but the other driver kept yelling -- so Dre pulled out his phone to record video.
Our Dre sources claim the guy said, "Here we go again another black guy with a gun." L.A. County Sheriffs tell us the motorist called 911 to report someone with a gun on him.
When deputies responded they put handcuffs on the Doc and searched him. We're told they found no gun, and let him go ... until the other guy insisted on making a citizen's arrest.
It's unclear how deputies reacted at that point. We've got a call into the Sheriff's Dept.
Story developing ...
Dr. Dre Searched By Cops in Alleged Racial Road Rage Case | TMZ.com
"The Park City Men's March is underway! There's only 8 of us but we're yelling Warrant lyrics outside of a Sephora."...Patton Oswalt
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