What the police in Texas (Where else?) did to 76 year old Pete Vasquez was outrageous.
"A Texas cop was recorded on his dash cam video hitting a 76-year-old man with a stun gun over a dispute involving expired car tags. Nathaniel Robinson pulled over Pete Vasquez to ask him about the expired inspection ticket on his car. Vasquez said it was a dealer’s car with special plates, and that’s why he didn’t need a current one.
In reaction, Vasquez says, Robinson got angry and grabbed him, proceeding to put him in handcuffs. And then, after a few seconds of struggling, you see on the video that Robinson tackles Vasquez to the ground, and then gets up and hits him with a stun gun.
Vasquez says he was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the leg. He was not actually charged with anything and says Robinson came to his house to apologize.
Robinson has been placed on administrative duty." [Source]
With all the police officer's being put on "administrative leave" lately, soon there will not be enough cops to put on the street.
Still, if these rogue police officers have folks like Sandra McElroy to get their backs, they will be just fine.
Free to kill 12 year old children playing with a toy gun in a park, and free to kill a Wal- Mart shopper (in an open carry state) who is holding a gun he picked up in the store.
"The Smoking Gun released a lengthy report revealing that “Witness 40,” whose testimony helped convince a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, completely fabricated her story and has a criminal history marked by mental illness, lying to authorities, and blatant racism.
According to the report, Witness 40 is a 45-year-old woman named Sandra McElroy, and her account that Brown charged at Wilson helped exonerate him (and, as The Smoking Gun points out, became part of the narrative surrounding the events of Ferguson). But a glance at her history throws her credibility into doubt: Though diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 16, McElroy told the grand jury she hasn’t taken any medication for her condition in 25 years, and admitted that a car accident in 2001 left her “struggl[ing] with a faulty memory” ever since.
McElroy first reached out to prosecutors nearly four weeks after Brown’s death, and her account closely matched with the account Wilson gave of the shooting — not surprising, considering that in the weeks leading up to her contacting authorities, she posted statements supporting Wilson on her Facebook wall:
In the weeks after Brown’s shooting–but before she contacted police–McElroy used her Facebook account to comment on the case. On August 15, she “liked’ a Facebook comment reporting that [witness Dorian] Johnson had admitted that he and Brown stole cigars before the confrontation with Wilson. On August 17, a Facebook commenter wrote that Johnson and others should be arrested for inciting riots and giving false statements to police in connection with their claims that Brown had his hands up when shot by Wilson. “The report and autopsy are in so YES they were false,” McElroy wrote of the “hands-up” claims. This appears to be an odd comment from someone who claims to have been present during the shooting. In response to the posting of a news report about a rally in support of Wilson, McElroy wrote on August 17, “Prayers, support God Bless Officer Wilson.”
…Commenting on a September 12 Riverfront Times story reporting that Ferguson city officials had yet to meet with Brown’s family, McElroy wrote, “But haven’t you heard the news, There great great great grandpa may or may not have been owned by one of our great great great grandpas 200 yrs ago. (Sarcasm).”
I wonder how many other people like Sandra McElroy are out there. I suspect that there are quite a few, and that they are all too willing and ready to let officers like Darren Wilson go free without having to answer to anyone for their actions.