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Andre' Gabriel Esparza

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  • Lucy Mauterer

    I smell a huge lawsuit. Hope they ream this department out and it pisses taxpayers off enough to dump these bastards.

  • Kenneth Ketchum

    No one ever believes this happens until it happens to them or one of their own family members, etc,.

    I myself am a victim of such abuse, as a disabled veteran. Luckily I was rushed to the ER and was helped after several hours of torture.

    The thing is the EMT’s and the Officers all tried to hide the real reason and claim I was insane, drunk, disorderly and needed immediate sedation upon entering the hospital. Luckily they new me at the hospital and refused to listen to the EMT’s and Officers and treated my service connected disability//disease and I was released to my family in short time.

    Seems the police didn’t want to retrieve me themselves, their prisoner and I am home now. I do have a charge//ticket, but I am going to file not guilty, seek VA treatment for the injuries sustained by the Officers refusing to treat me and their maltreatment of me ignoring my service connected disabilities.

    They have aggravated my disease and service connected disabilities and they will not get away with it.

    I come from a family of Law Enforcement and military and my father, who was a city police officer and retired PA state constable is having a very hard time with it all.

    As I was being brutalized, etc, others were saying “show a little respect”, to which the officers replied, “respect, we also wear a uniform, why should this guy get special treatment”.

    They were using the word respect, in relationship to the pain and suffering and cruel and unusual punishment being given me by the officers. The officers seem to confuse this aspect with “special treatment”.

    Special treatment to them is not being brutal? Special treatment to them means not handing out cruel and unusual punishment?

    This shows the ignorance and outright fascist idealism they have, since they think that normal police procedure and public protocol is mistreating anyone, and especially veterans as people seem to respect veterans and fear the police.

    Respect must be earned now that the police, nationwide, have abused their power to the point people are taking aim at them, even killing them in cold blood with the pent up hatred with years of abuse.

    It’s a syndrome, the root cause is not society or criminals, it’s the police’s attitude and abuse of the citizens.

    It’s my fault I was in the military, it’s also my fault I was injured, in a combat MOS and retired.

    BUT those actions of my own which society seems to respect, do not in any way, shape or form mean that as disrespected officers, that I should suffer at their hands.

    I know one thing, my children are infuriated, my parents disgusted and the police are at fault. They do this to themselves, they earn the disrespect of even their peers, causing what is already a hard job, to become even more dangerous and the cycle of hatred to continue.

    You reap what you sow!

  • Mick Wagner

    The officers involved should spend the rest of their lives in prison; the “medical professionals” should be executed.

  • madeuce42

    Hang them ALL of them

  • anarchyst

    Ever notice that police unions are “fraternal”? This should tell you something. The “thin-blue-line” is a gang, little different than street gangs–at least when it comes to “covering-up” questionable behavior by police.
    In today’s day and age, “officer safety” trumps de-escalation of force. This, in part, is due to the militarization of the police along with training in Israeli police tactics. This becomes a problem, with the “us vs. them” attitude that is fosters, along with the fact that Israel is a very different place, being on a constant “war footing”, and by necessity, its police tactics are very different.
    There are too many instances of police being “given a pass”, even when incontrovertible video and audio evidence is presented. Grand juries, guided by police-friendly prosecutors, quite often refuse to charge those police officers who abuse their authority.
    Police officers, who want to do the right thing, are quite often marginalized and put into harms way, by their own brethren…When a police officer is beating on someone that is already restrained while yelling, “stop resisting” THAT is but one reason police have a “bad name” in many instances…
    Here are changes that can help reduce the police-induced violence:
    1. Get rid of police unions. Police unions (fraternities) protect the guilty, and are responsible for the massive whitewashing of questionable police behavior that is presently being committed.
    2. Eliminate both “absolute” and “qualified” immunity for all public officials. This includes, prosecutors and judges, police and firefighters, code enforcement and child protective services officials, and others who deal with the citizenry. The threat of being sued personally would encourage them to behave themselves. Require police officers to be “bonded” by an insurance company, with their own funds. No bond= no job.
    3. Any public funds disbursed to citizens as a result of police misconduct should come out of police pension funds–NOT from the taxpayers.
    4. Regular drug-testing of police officers as well as incident-based drug testing should take place whenever an officer is involved in a violent situation with a citizen–no exceptions.
    5. Testing for steroid use should be a part of the drug testing program. You know damn well, many police officers “bulk up” with the “help” of steroids. Steroids also affect users mentally as well, making them more aggressive. The potential for abuse of citizens increases greatly with steroid use.
    6. Internal affairs should only be used for disagreements between individual officers–NOT for investigations involving citizen abuse. State-level investigations should be mandatory for all suspected abuses involving citizens.
    7. Prosecutors should be charged with malfeasance IF any evidence implicating police officer misconduct is not presented to the grand jury.
    8. A national or state-by-state database of abusive individuals who should NEVER be allowed to perform police work should be established–a “blacklist” of abusive (former) police officers.
    9. Most people are unaware that police have special “rules” that prohibit them from being questioned for 48 hours. This allows them to “get their stories straight” and makes it easier to “cover up” bad police behavior. Police must be subject to the same laws as civilians.
    10. All police should be required to wear bodycams and utilize dashcams that cannot be turned off. Any police officers who causes a dash or body cam to be turned off should be summarily fired–no excuses. Today’s body and dash cams are reliable enough to withstand harsh treatment. Body and dashcam footage should be uploaded to a public channel “on the cloud” for public perusal.
    11. All interrogations must be video and audio recorded. Police should be prohibited from lying or fabricating stories in order to get suspects to confess. False confessions ARE a problem in many departments. Unknown to most people, police can lie with impunity while civilians can be charged with lying to police…fair? I think not…
    12. Any legislation passed that restricts the rights of ordinary citizens, such as firearms magazine capacity limits, types of weapons allowed, or restrictive concealed-carry laws should apply equally to police. No special exemptions to be given to police. Laws must be equally applied.
    Police work is not inherently dangerous…there are many other professions that are much more dangerous.
    A little “Andy Taylor” could go a long way in allaying fears that citizens have of police.
    That being said, I have no problem with police officers who do their job in a fair, conscientious manner…however, it is time to call to task those police officers who only “protect and serve” themselves.

  • treebird

    This is what happens when you are considered guilty until proven innocent! If he were considered innocent until prove guilty they would treat people they arrest as humans!

  • Bill Richards

    They treat veterans in Oceana County, Michigan the same exact way. Jailers would put a handicap veteran in isolation all because he needed assistance with walking, deny the veteran his approved VA medications, yell and curse at the vets.

    • Kenneth Ketchum

      In Williamsport PA, Wilkes Barre PA and all surrounding areas of PA they treat veterans who are disabled with cruel and unusual punishment. A lot of times not harm or injuries are aggravated, but in many cases this happens and the veterans remain quiet out of respect for the police that are not insane.

      But now that they have had about a decade of getting away with such abuses which has caused them to feel they can escalate the abuse to the point of harming and causing even more injuries, etc, they are seeing more and more civil rights abuse cases being dished out at them.

      This has not slowed their brutality. Many veterans are hiding the fact they are veterans when having to be in contact with the police. I myself will not hide any and all evidence of my military service, retired status, etc, etc, etc, from the police. They actually have a little checkbox on the tickets to tick off if the person is a veteran.

      Some of the officers and emts who are directly involved in causing me injury and aggravating my service connected disabilities are claiming they had no clue I was a veteran, yet they have it ticked off and noted in their “paper trail”.

      The fact is that the EMT’s seem to also be infuriated when they have to deal with disabled veterans and that’s very very terrifying alone in itself without the police involved.

  • A Lyn Freelon

    wow I have no words here. My goodness dear God.

  • Don Talenti

    Inhumane, indecent, and disgusting. What the hell is going on in America’s prisons? This is Abu Ghraib style abuse. Leave a man lie naked on the floor in front of a bunch of women jailers? Leave a PARALYZED man to starve to death on the floor of a cell? My God, these people are monsters.

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  • PaC SGM (R)

    Everyone of these idiots need to be fired and charged with murder, every damn one of them.

    • hippybiker

      No sir! Everyone of these filthy monsters needs to be standing on a trap door begging for their miserable lives, before they meet their maker and descend into Hell!

  • I simply have no words to convey the level of anger in me…

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