This article was written by Matt Agorist and originally published at The Free Thought Project.
Editor’s Comment: You know that things have gone too far when you accidentally start attack those who are already on your team.
In this bizarre but telling case, police were ready to take down and punish their suspected culprit before even matching a good description. The man taken under arrest and beaten while shopping at the grocery store, who turned out to be a police officer, fit a vague description for a black male suspect in the area.
Ignoring his attempts to clarify the situation and identify himself as a fellow officer, he instead found out what is like to have the shoe on the other foot and suffer the kind of police encounter that everyone know dreads – all force and no due process at all. Police state rising…
‘Treated Like a Slave’ — Innocent Cop Beaten by Fellow Cops Who Mistook Him for a Criminal
by Matt Agorist
Nothing exposes the brutality of police quite like cops beating up one of their own. If police mistake you for a criminal, there is nothing you can do to stop their assault and a retired cop just learned that the hard way.
Ronald Lanier, retired Nassau County corrections officer, is now planning to sue the Garden City Police Department after he says they mistook him for a criminal, handcuffed, and then beat him.
“I’ve never been cursed, physically abused, beaten and treated like a slave as I was two days ago,” Lanier said through tears as explained how he ended up battered and in the hospital. “For somebody to grab me by the neck in the supermarket, and I’m telling you, ‘I’m one of you,’ and you disrespect it — it was like you’re just another black dude.”
“They cursed at him, they abused him verbally, they then start to beat him,” his attorney, Fred Brewington, told 1010 WINS. “He was taking blows with his hands cuffed behind him as he laid facedown.”
According to Lanier, when he tried to explain to the officers who were beating him that he was also a cop, they laughed in his face.
The cops who beat Lanier claimed he fit the description of a suspect in the area. So, using ‘he fit the description’ as their only means of justification, multiple officers attacked this innocent man.
“They didn’t have a good description of who they were looking for. That doesn’t give you the right to go into a store and grab the first black person you see and throw them to the ground,” said Brewington. “The fact that he happened to be a black male in the store does not make him a culprit, it does not make him a suspect.”
After finding himself on the receiving end of police brutality, Lanier wants these cops stripped of their badges. If history is any indicator, however, that is a mere pipe dream.
“I’m tired of hearing officers constantly talking about we have to retrain. We don’t have to retrain, we got to let them be held accountable for their actions,” Lanier said. “Imagine if I had my gun at that time. It could have went either way.”
When CBS2 reached out to the Garden City Police Department, they explained that they were chasing a fleeing shoplifting suspect who fled into a supermarket and provided no other details about the alleged assault.
“We are hoping Garden City Police Department will come forward with respect, identifying their officers, disciplining their officers,” said Dennis Jones, with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
According to Brewington, after Lanier was beaten, he was then thrown in the back of a squad car for 20 minutes before being let go with zero apology.
This article was written by Matt Agorist and originally published at The Free Thought Project.
Nobody is safe, innocent or guilt no longer matters.
There is no constitution – and no protection from police. They belong to “the club” and the vilest of actions are defended by the head of state police.
Everyone should contact Trump and ask that this be stopped. Our founding fathers would roll over in their graves seeing this group of criminals get away with every evil one can conceive.
hey, its not like he didnt deserve it..he’s a cop after all
see pal .. see how your “bros” really are?
karma beeeotch!..suck it
i think we should leave ALL the good cops in america alone….BOTH OF ‘EM!
if there WERE good cops….there could BE no BAD cops. they are only here to clean up the mess, you know…..when SECONDS count, a cop(MAYbe a BAD one)is only MINUTES away….actually, usually they are HOURS….and SOMETIMES, DAYS away.
Or as I’ve experienced multiple times…they never come at all. You witness a crime, you call to report it, a disinterested clerk takes your report, and then life goes on as if nothing ever happened. Seems like you have to add the special buzz words to make them care and respond, like “child in distress” or “guy with gun in waistband”.
bcod…the two good ones you speak of…pete malloy and jim reed…died a long time ago.
A key-lackey at County lock-up isn’t exactly a cop.
he’s just one of the lucky ones that didnt get shot in the back 5 times while trying to de-escalate the issue
Trump’s already Draining The Swamp
TrumpTweets: Cancel Boeing’s Air Force One Contract
‘I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number,’ he says. By Louis Nelson
President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday called for the cancellation of a Defense Department contract with Boeing to build the next generation of presidential aircraft, decrying the deal as too expensive.
“Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” the president-elect wrote on Twitter.
Later Tuesday morning, Trump spoke briefly with the assembled media in the lobby of Trump Tower, where he elaborated on his Twitter post decrying Boeing’s Air Force One project.
“The plane is totally out of control. It’s going to be over $4 billion for Air Force One program and I think it’s ridiculous,” he said. “I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money.”
The president-elect’s most recent financial disclosure form, filed in May and detailing his 2015 holdings, showed that the Manhattan billionaire owned between $50,001 and $100,000 worth of stock in Boeing, a purchase he announced on Twitter in 2013. Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, said Tuesday morning that Trump sold all of his stocks last June.
12/06/16 12:34 PM EST
Read the full story here: ht tp://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-boeing-air-force-one-232243
BANG BANG BANG….STOP, OR I’LL SHOOT.,….BANG BANG BANG BANG…..like that, enemy?
uh huh, exactly like that
can’t wait to hear his response when the local PBA calls up for a donation.
Been trying to get this point across for 5 years now….SOMETHING IS VERY VERY VERY WRONG WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, and it is the same something that is very very very wrong with the collapsing psychopath controlled American society. I saw the attitudes of the Officers change to a militarized “everyone is the enemy” and can kill you posture. I heard officers bragging more and more about their Internal Affairs complaints from citizens they mistreated. I saw the Federal Government taking over our Department with Federal grant money, and they even assigned a Sergeant to research the grant money for DUI Roadblocks and just about every undercover operation you can think of. I watch Asset Forfeiture become a game of who can bring in the most cash for the Vice and Drug task forces, also Federalized with Officers assigned to work with alphabet agencies of the US Government. Of course with horror and a sick feeling in my stomach- I watched the formation and Introduction of the Stasi Fascist Fusion Centers, and reviewed the BOLO’s and briefs that came out on ordinary American citizens from these Stasi and Cheka inspired TREASONOUS nightmares. Most ignorant dumbed down American coward boot lickers have no idea what a Fusion center even is, how it operates, who it is staffed by, and who they answer too… most of the boot licking American cowards would not even care if they did know all the Totalitarian Orwellian dystopian tactics and surveillance the Stasi Fascist Fusion Centers were up too. You can easily see what is wrong with American Law Enforcement, because it is all planned, and the sad and horrifying part is most Law Enforcement Officers are no different than the other American coward victims of the American Police State nightmare-THEY JUST DO NOT CARE AND HAVE NO ABILITY TO CRITICALLY THINK WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM, AND HOW THEY ARE BEING USED BY THE GLOBALIST FASCIST GENOCIDAL PSYCHOPATHS.
Ron, I have to agree with you 1000%. The day is coming when LE’s tactics and anti-public mentality are going to backfire on them. If that had been me and I had my 9mm with me….. Suffice to say I don’t want any confrontation with LE but I’m not letting them have their way with me either. I won’t ‘cooperate’ with anyone with bad intentions toward me regardless of what they’re wearing.
Massively illegal steroid infused badges, coupled w/ Israeli govt. trained/brainwashed -(big league)- police departments are the rule nowadays, yes??? ….at least in the major metropolises …ditto, federal zio-fed monies ($$$) flowing per scripted agendas also, per a purpose/endgame plan, thus it goes..
..(entirely) to OUR Christian belief detriment & contrary to the Constitution, which the founders bequeathed to us***…we find much of the social narrative, warped/mangled/distorted to such an extent, that one struggles to perceive, let alone contemplate a future beyond our kith & kin…..
Heads-up dudes: ..there’s “NO WAY OUT, save eliminating the real enemy.
Pumped-up badges are the ‘straw-men’…the real targets are those who reject GOD & issue the commands to those who’re needle pumped or cognitive deficient, per I.Q.!
Be they amateurs or ‘vetted/compromised’ pizza-gate professionals & their hangers-on types or alternative/contrary-guru useful idiots, hyped by PTB.
There is no other way out for us!
DJT will be either sidelined or..(you figure it out).
The closing stanzas of the “fat-lady’s song” are echoing thru cyberspace & manifold kingpin financial spreadsheets etc., as I type this. -(seriously)-
An alternative reality/truth:..
Go Rogue w/ talent & determination, knowing that the enemy/globalists:
..cannot win a snipers war!
…if the enemy backs-off & regroups, use such (breathing room) time to stack more….& train/sharpen skills. Key word:…
Our Creator requires such………………….
Hunter, welcome back, and I couldn’t agree more. I won’t start anything but I’ll damn sure finish whatever the other side starts. The ‘straw-men’, as you call them, are the ‘cannon fodder’ that will be used against us. I wish they would stop, wake up, and smell the coffee before it’s too late, but I know that won’t happen. If/when they attack me and mine, it will be GAME ON.
You’re a veteran here @ Mac’s, you, I & a slew of others..hail from almost the beginning, yes?
A few weeks ago, I recounted an episode I was witness to @ a safehouse/pub not far from the main-gate @ Ft. Bragg (see archives)…
My purpose was not to enrage you or others, per a likely/possible (coming/near future scenario)…call it the opening barrage/attack on LIBERTY.
It was a heads-up, highlighting the thinking of an active duty spec-ops “NCO”.
Go back & re-read (very closely).
Those/these guys…are actually on our side, methinks.
For the most part, specs-ops grunts are several notches above the rank-n-file REMF’s, per smarts etc..etc.
I know this! ‘Nuff said.
Ask JJ for details..
That said, per the ‘badges’..I defer to our own “Sarge”.
Bottom line bro, if’n the Army/Marines ‘go domestic’, the regime will likely call on the spec-ops boys first.
The green-beanies/rangers/force recon types. are serious soldiers,…they’re no joke but, they’re smart also.
Their oath is taken seriously…………
Its DELTA that I worry ’bout.
..cuz those guys helped out a bunch…at WACO!!! (TRUTH)!
My advice pal,…………if it ever gets to the point we’re referencing:
1.) ..stay under the radar & observe. Their actions will determine your strategy/tactics..course of action.
2.) ..OPSEC brother (think hard, pal).
3.) ..Keep them OUTSIDE your parameter.
& GOD Bless you-n-yours….when (quote):
“…Game On initiates.”
In the meantime…browse here & enjoy:
Hunter, I remember the post and I probably misunderstood something in it. Sorry for any misunderstanding. I have mixed feelings on the US military. I keep hearing stories about them being divided, that there are some that will be on our side, etc. As far as I’m concerned, and the vets in my own family have advised me, to keep my distance from them and make them prove themselves to us. I totally agree with that assessment. If they’re really on our side they have to prove it and earn our trust. But if any of them points a weapon at me, tells me I have to give up weapons, food supply, etc. or any of that BS, they will be history. I’ve always said that anyone who comes to harm me and mine will die regardless of what they’re wearing or who they are. My position won’t change. the rest of my family are the same way.
If people would caravan, have associates available to respond to scenes of police abusing citizens…such would be appropriate and effective “blow back.”
Imagine the attitude change if every flatfoot expected to take a round in the rear end (or brain stem) from a silenced Mini 14 the millisecond after mistreating a fellow American.
When cop sociopaths smell fear…they become aroused…and act out. Departments will not hire academy graduates that exhibit a mindset willing to disobey orders…regardless, if such orders violate basic human rights.
It is up to every able bodied citizen to keep cops fearing dire repercussions for misconduct!
“It is up to every able bodied citizen to keep cops fearing dire repercussions for misconduct!”
Ron, very well said. I have watched the same thing happening thru the years. The pace has quickened in the last 10 years & is picking up speed.
You said the magic words” It is [LAW ENFORCEMENT] not protect and serve anymore! It changed when they put the blue UN lights on their cars,,,
Not a cop, he was a corrections officer and some (some) of those guys are pretty crooked. Still, the jackbooted approach has got to stop. I can see where the school of thought and training for arresting has diverged into a more military approach and why it has gone that route; but they need to train these guys when and where that kind of method is appropriate. The only tool officers seem to have these days is a hammer…
I can understand getting some revenge on a cop shooter/killer or some serial rapist or senior citizen brutalist – but beating the hell out of a handcuffed shoplifter?????
especially some older black guy – unless the coppers aren’t getting much of pension there I’m sure this guy didn’t look like a street bagman either ….
and how many guys alike him are claiming to be retired cops?
IW, good points. If they’d caught the RIGHT guy there would’ve been no issue. There’s nothing in the law that says you have to let a cop hurt you. There’s a SCOTUS case, I think it’s John Bad Elk VS US, which uphold’s a person’s right to resist excessive force used by any cop against him/her. Everyone has a natural, God-given right to self-defense against anyone trying to harm them and it also includes cops. If I had been in that guy’s shoes, a cop or two would’ve been hurt.
Google PLUMMER VS. STATE AND JOHN BAD ELK VS. US.
I find this article absolutely hilarious.
Notice the story lets us know the race of the victim.
If it was a white man would the story have included that information.
What race are the shitty cops who did the beating.
It is not like this guy was suspected of a murder or rape. Even if the cop(s) had the right guy; it is shop lifting.
Something is fishy with this story. Wait, it will turn out, nothing happened. All the cops probably conspired to make up a story. Did anyone see that movie with Nicole Kidman and Alec Baldwin plays a doctor who messes up. They are suppose to share the Mal practice payout, but she shoots him.
B of CA – I agree on the fishy part. Hope they have some video of this. “I’m one of you” from a black suspect means nothing to a black cop. And if the dude didn’t like being grabbed by the neck – did he offer any resistance? Some cops take any resistance to be an invitation to kick ass. It ain’t right, but it gives them an excuse that usually lets them duck the charges.
A movie where Nicole Kidman shoots Alex Baldwin? Sounds like a winner from the get-go…
Hope he wins a ton of money.
So he can buy pm’s!
There are really no good cops. There are cops that are much better than others, but no 100% good cops. If there were, there wouldn’t be any bad cops. Staying silent is admitting complicity in crime. 2 undercover detectives overheard me say that on the street the other day and gave me dirty looks. Americans live in a trance. Get rid of your phones, destroy your WiFi, destroy the cell phone towers, destroy your Smart appliances that record and send you household conversations, and let’s go after the fascists. Pitchforks and tar doesn’t work. We have many bullets and guns and we control the electricity and grid and food and distribution. Hang em high. And F all of them.
What goes around comes around.
And I should have respect for the pigs why? Christ they are turning on each other now . Good entertainment .
Am I the only one seeing this entire event as a contrived event? Don’t you guys see what they are trying to do? This whole year and the years before were an attempt to get us to hate one another and split us down the line by racial division. Not all cops work for you, they work for their lodges. This black cop is likely working with the “bad” white cops to set up this racial divide and we’re falling for it.
Trump will usher in the age of race wars and then into civil war.
Don’t buy into their crap!
Maybe we must ALL become cops. That will solve the problem, enough cops and no more victims and we can all live out our aggravaties.
i have tried to maintain my support for law enforcement but it seems every day there is some bullshit in the news that cops have done that should be considered criminal and their shit is covered up by other cops, it is no wonder the hate is growing in this country for cops, cops need to prosecute their own rather than covering up for those that dont belong on a police force and wearing a badge or carrying a gun.
Biggest problem in all of this, is.. we have allowed them to become this way without repercussions
that needs to change
the rules of engagement have changed , we the public need to realize that, and what we are dealing with and quit thinking the other guy is going to do a dam thing about it
we all need to push back and hard swift and with no compromise
or it will remain status quo
look at just the fact that no NOT 1 animal rights group is threatening ANY action on these Dog killing pigs , that alone should tell you something , let alone the HGUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS these pricks COMMIT on a daily basis
One way to stop police misconduct is to create competition.
Some of you gun toting hot shots could offer an alternative service. People pay you a small amount every month or twice a year, in return, you come to their defense if they need it. You would be on call and limited to just a small town or an area of a city just a few blocks. A charge after the incident could be just $30.00 say. That would stop people from abusing the service.
Like starting a franchise from a single restaurant. Once you put together the program dos and don’ts based on trial and error until you’ve got it down pat. Then you sell the concep and name like Starbucks and McDonalds. Just a thought.
Another way could be by giving support to the existing Police force. Riding along. Taking pictures/video to back up cops doing the right thing. It is amazing how human nature kicks in and people act much better when they have an audience. Actually, most people start out pretty descent when they start these jobs. It takes a while to turn a relatively reasonable person into a killing machine. Cops have to take a lot of crap from low life punks. It is a wonder more of them don’t break and turn the gun on themselves or some poor bastard who happens to be at the wrong place and time.