Good News For Once…

Charles Porter

Back in April of ’08, a sixteen year old kid named Juan “Willie” Vasquez was brutally beaten by the Denver po-lice. Young Willie had been drinking and since we all know how the police do, especially the punk-ass gang po-lice, Willie ran. He was chased down by three gang members, oh I mean police gang members, my bad, I mean Gang Unit officers Charles Porter, Luis Rivera and Cameron Moerman. To stop Vasquez, officer Charles Porter threatened to first shoot Vasquez in the back, then he threw his police issued flashlight so hard that it shattered when it hit Vasquez. The sixteen year old, 5′ 6″, 130 pound teen tripped and fell after encountering another ocifer and was consequently beaten to a pulp by at least three popo. According to a Denver Post article from May ’08, Porter then jumped on the kid’s back, shouting racially charged slurs and accusing Vasquez of breaking the flashlight. At least three pigs then commenced to beat the living shit out of Vasquez, with Porter using a fence to gain leverage and stomp the teen’s back, while taking breaks only to punch him in the face. During the whole incident, Vasquez was not resisting and had his hands behind his back, even while he was being stomped by Porter and kicked repeatedly by two or three other fine officers. These actions are so reminiscent of the sensationalized stories we read involving gang jumping’s, that it’s high fucking time we recognize the police for what they are and that’s a terrorizing gang, that has the backing of the state.

The teen continually begged for his life, as he vomited on himself and screamed that he could not breathe. Vasquez suffered “severe internal injuries, including a lacerated liver, a ruptured spleen, severe bruising of the kidneys, contusions to the head and face and severe bruising of the ribs,” (which later turned out to include several broken ribs) according to the Denver Post. As a result, Willie has permanent injuries, including kidney problems and bowel issues.

Amazingly, Porter was arrested and charged with second-degree felony assault for excessive force. No other officers were charged. Two of the other po-lice that beat Vasquez actually testified against Porter, which is a miracle in itself, considering the “blue wall of silence” and that Denver po can actually be punished internally for testifying against one another. Despite the evidence and witnesses, Porter denied everything and was (unsurprisingly) acquitted, even though Vasquez had earlier received an $885,000 settlement from the city for his egregious injuries.

In the latest development officers, Charles Porter, Luis Rivera and Cameron Moerman were FIRED. Yep, you read it right, these fuckers actually got shitcanned. Now let me put this in perspective.

Since Porter was acquitted back in March of ’09, there has been an ongoing internal investigation into the matter, conducted by Safety Manager Al LaCabe. From March ’09 until just yesterday, this pig Porter sat on his fat ass and received pay from the taxpayers of Denver while the “investigation” continued. Officers Luis Rivera and Cameron Moerman continued to terrorize the streets of Denver as paid brutalizers the whole time.

Mr. LaCabe is retiring this week and if this wasn’t the case, I doubt that these ex-popo would have ever seen any form of discipline. Indeed, Porter may have even been reinstated. However, now that LaCabe knows he will not face internal pressures, punishments or being fired himself, he has been able to go ahead and shitcan these brutal pigs. For once, abusive officers have been taken off the streets. However, how many more remain and how many more incidents of harassment, intimidation, beatings, and murders will occur before this fucking department gets put in check?

Explaining Away The Abuse

This list which compares the excuses made by abusive men with documented excuses for police brutality from Our Enemies In Blue, by Kristian Williams (A stellar must read book) is useful in combating the piss poor excuses po-lice give for their actions.

1) Denial “I didn’t hit her”

“The professionalism and restraint displayed by the police officers, supervisors and commanders on the ‘front line’…was nothing short of outstanding”, “America does not have a human-rights problem”

2) Minimization “It was only a slap”

The injuries were “of minor nature”, “Police use force infrequently”

3) Blame “She asked for it”

“This guy isn’t Mr. Innocent Citizen, either. Not by a long shot”, “They died because they were criminals”

4) Redefinition “It was mutual combat”

“Resisting Arrest”, “The use of force is necessary to protect yourself”

5) Unintentionality “Things got out of hand”

“[O]fficers have no choice but to use deadly force against an assailant who is deliberately trying to kill them”

6) It’s over now “I’ll never do it again”

“We’re making changes”, “We will change our training; we will do everything in our power to make sure this never happens again”

7) It’s only a few men “Most men wouldn’t hurt a woman”

“A small proportion of officers are disproportionately involved in use-of-force incidents” “Even if we determine that the officers were out of line….it is an aberration”

8 ) Counterattack “She controls everything”

“The only thing they understand is physical force and pain”, “People make complaints to get out of trouble”

9) Competing victimization “Everybody is against men”

The police are “in constant danger”, “[L]iberals are prejudiced against police, much as many white police are biased against Negroes”, The police are “the most downtrodden, oppressed, dislocated minority in America”

Police also have the a 10th excuse, the “Hero Defense

“”The police routinely do what the rest of us don’t; They risk their lives to keep the peace. For that selfless bravery, they deserve glory, laud and honor”

“”The police create a sense of community that makes social life possible”

“They alone stand guard at the upstairs door of Hell”

Usually the po-lice will use a combination of these excuse for one lone incident. But the more we know about their kind and their ways, the better positioned we are in combating their abuses and lies.

Keep These “Ten Rules” in Mind When Dealing With the Piggies

The information provided in these videos is pretty on point and good standard practice when dealing with la policia.

Check em all out (it’s worth it), do more research on local laws and know your rights yall.


Another Pig Gets Away With Murder

No indictment in Weld Co. fatal police shooting

By Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

POSTED: 03/22/2010 10:47:48 AM MDT

UPDATED: 03/22/2010 02:06:19 PM MDT

Matthew Herrera (family photo | funeral notice)

A Weld County Grand Jury investigating the fatal shooting of a man by a Platteville police officer, who fired his service weapon “approximately” 12 times, did not issue an indictment in the case.

Matthew Lucas Herrera, 30, of Platteville, was fatally shot Jan. 27 by officer Jim Torrez, according to a media release from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

The Weld County Coroner’s Office said Herrera died of “multiple” gunshot wounds and was likely hit by “10, or a portion of 10” bullets.

Deputy Coroner Chris Robillard said Herrera was hit multiple times, in various parts of his body from various angles, making it difficult to pin down exactly how many times he was shot.

Before the shooting, Platteville police had received information about a “suspicious vehicle,” including the vehicle license plate number. The plate was registered to Herrera, investigators said. Details on why his Chevrolet Camaro was considered suspicious were not released.

Another Platteville officer, Eli Rodriguez, had tried to pull over Herrera’s car at about 6:35 a.m. the day of the shooting and pursued it for two miles, but the driver didn’t stop, according to the district attorney’s office. Rodriguez ended his pursuit.

A short time later, at about 7 a.m., Torrez, out of uniform but in his marked patrol cruiser, arrived at Herrera’s home where he saw Herrera’s car pull into a “vacant” parking lot.

Torrez positioned his patrol car across the northern access to the lot to block Herrera’s car from leaving.

The release said Herrera drove his car in reverse, bumping into Torrez’s cruiser, before driving forward.

Torrez got out of his patrol car, drew his gun and ordered Herrera to get out of the car.

Instead, Herrera tried to drive off, but his tires were unable to gain traction on the icy lot surface and the Camaro tires spun out.

“Officer Torrez stated that he believed he was in danger of being hit by Herrera’s vehicle,” the release said.

“Officer Torrez fired approximately 11 rounds at Herrera while Herrera was in his vehicle,” the district attorney’s office said.

“Herrera got out of his car without showing his hands” and Torrez “fired at least one round that hit Herrera in the back and passed through a major blood vessel causing him to die from internal hemorrhaging.”

Herrera did not have a gun and no weapon was found in or near his car.

Platteville, with a population of about 2,400, has four patrol officers.

Gilbert Herrera said the day of the shooting that his son was hit six times in the barrage.

“As a result of the Grand Jury’s investigation, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office will not file criminal charges against Officer Torrez,” the release said. “Because no indictment was issued, confidentiality rules still apply to the Grand Jury’s discussions, findings and evidence review.”

Kieran Nicholson: 303-954-1822 or knicholson@denverpost.com.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/crime/ci_14731200#ixzz0j20UDxeg