I’m not saying it doesn’t happen, but if the initial reports indicated a peaceful apprehension then it’s unlikely a touch up occurred. Most touch ups happen after the suspect has assaulted officers. This means either the initial report was falsified (to keep from having to do a use of force report) or it happened in transit.
If in transit, not seatbelted in, I can see a possible natural way for this to occur. Most transportation vans have hard metal benches, and most urban streets have van sized pot holes. Against what many think, it wouldn’t be hard to injure a spine from a good bump onto that bench. I’ve seen even small potholes send people flying and be injured on cushioned chairs.
The autopsy should be pretty clear. Either huge amounts of bruising on his back or not. After 14yrs combined LEO I’ve seen most of it.
 April 25, 2015 at 10:54pm
You have proof of this? Otherwise is speculation & pot stirring at best, possibly spreading lies with malicious intent at worst. Is it possible? Sure. Is it probable? Nope! Against what you’re poli-sci teacher and Alex Jones told you: the cops ain’t out to get you! The “ruff ride” is much more lore than fact in modern L&O. If a modern day cop even looks at a suspect wrong he’s charged with assault.
Not to mention but, I distinctly remember how numerous Blazers initially jumped all over the Zimmerman & Furguson shootings, decrying the actions of the shooter. Only to change their tune when the facts come out.
The facts WILL come out! They do seem dubious at this point, but acting like a bafoon in the streets, or spreading lies on the net merely make you that: a fool.
 April 19, 2015 at 8:11pm
So it’s the wonderful government animal control that gets to make the judgment calls on all animal issues? Patric Henry would be proud!
The aspca kills more animals, feral or pets, in ways much less humane than an arrow. Like freezing them to death.
 April 19, 2015 at 5:58pm
As Hiker pointed out, feral cats a a huge problem! Feral cats & dogs destroy more rabbit & bird populations than over hunting by humans ever could possibly attempt. I love cats & dogs, I’ve personally had both feral cats & dogs as pets, but it’s rare that they can make even decent pets.
Regardless of our affections towards traditional domestic animals; feral animals of all types cause huge amounts of damage to wildlife, crops, and can pose a danger tow people. Remember when US troops were killing wild dogs in Iraq? The outrage was huge. But people who never experienced how dangerous they could be will never understand.
Here in Oklahoma feral hogs & cats have decimated rabbit & turkey populations, with hogs also destroying thousands of acres of crops each year. Feral dogs chase & kill deer, worse are the domestic dogs that won’t even eat them afterwards.
Killing a cat/dog is something I personally dislike no matter the reason, but that I also understand.
 April 16, 2015 at 9:49pm
Tis but a scratch.
A scratch? Your arms off!
No it’s not.
I’ve been a federal LEO & if I ever disobeyed written law vs. for agency policy I would possibly face jail time.
Now working for the most well know oilfield service company in the US if company policy dictated I neglected the law & followed policy I could go to jail.
Very simple: policy can NEVER trump law!!! It can be to a higher standard but never less.
April 12, 2015 at 11:13am
Wild sheep are not like domesticated sheep…
April 12, 2015 at 11:12am
Stalingrad is a battle that many of the”lets hit the Constitutional reset button”, i.e. those that see the possible impending doom & look on with glee, should study big they get their wish it’s what will happen here.
 April 12, 2015 at 11:06am
I hate it when I agree with you. Dang it!
April 12, 2015 at 12:39am
Exactly. It’s about knowing when it’s appropriate to open carry. Has **** just hit the fan? Pull out the LR308 with 1-6×20 or AK. Or if the local your in is some place that’s not one of the costal socialist communes.
 April 12, 2015 at 12:32am
If I’m hell bent on robbing the establishment your in while your open carrying…..I shoot you first….
 April 12, 2015 at 12:23am
“He mostly knows about combat in Iraq…..”
Please, know the subject on which you speak, or in this case whom.
Note; 1SFOD-D founding team member who did not serve solely in the dust bowl. Do a tiny bit of research and you’ll find he’s served on most every continent and in more nations than golf course President Obama has visited.
One thing you learn in actual life and death situations being inconspicuous nearly always better than being brash and in your face, i.e. its the uniformed bank guard that’s shot first.
I’m not saying open carry is bad, or evil, just know when to do so and when not. Downtown NYC? Probably not a good idea even if it were legal. Here in Oklahoma where open carry of your holstered handgun is legal, nobody gives it a second look. Similarly, in other gun friendly locals its A OK.
That said, virtually everything else you said was spot on.
April 6, 2015 at 1:42pm
Always ask a candidates supporters what they have done that they disapprove of. I’ve yet to hear Paul supporters mention any wrong doing. Reminds me of Obama supporters except the complain he hasn’t gone far enough.
Blind followers are scary. Especially when they habitually complain about others doing it.
I like the Dr., but your supporters speak volumes.
April 6, 2015 at 12:21pm
You had me till you said Jeb…
 April 6, 2015 at 12:16pm
Rand came out minutes after his daddy lost for the 27th time and said had to change all the immigration laws and open the flood gates. Nope. Done!
[-1] April 6, 2015 at 12:09pm
Probably because she’s come out against him.
 April 6, 2015 at 7:21am
What I also remember is Rand flip flopping inside of 24hrs after the last election saying we should drop all social issues from the platform. Surprise suprise! Most of the domestic policy issues, even fiscal, have social issues directly tied to them.
A mere 24hrs before he was championing these very same ideas. But he dropped them for his father’s failed platform before the concession speeches ink was even dry.
 March 30, 2015 at 10:07pm
Beat me to it! LOL
I love it when I’m told we should legalize meth by people that don’t deal with meth heads on a daily basis.
March 29, 2015 at 11:40pm
Way to completely misquote Sacred Scripture! The strike Jesus describes is the result of a person offending another, and would be an open palm from the (normally) weak hand or back of dominant hand. Either way it’s delivered as an insult or to return an insult. The Lord desribes it clearly that if you have offended that person so badly that a physical reprimand is constituted then then you should off the other cheek. this is the same Lord who also said to sell your clothing to buy a sword, because that too has a place and time.
This mischaracterization of Sacred Scripture has lead many many astray into false pacifism. The Christ preached pacifism in its season and conflict during it’s season.
 March 29, 2015 at 11:24pm
It’s seen as too violent. An officer I work with had a complaint against him for drawing his weapon on a chick that had a steak knife in her glove box. She kept reaching into that area. It went nowhere thank God.