Breastfeeding in Public

Thank you Ashley Kaidel
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This was on my Fackbook Newsfeed today and I wanted to share the courage of Ashley Kaidel the woman/mother!

Earlier today I posted this picture of my son and I breastfeeding uncovered in a public restaurant. In the picture, it appears I’m staring off into the distance. In reality, I’m staring into the eyes of a woman staring at me. She is looking at me with disgust and shaking her head with judgement in an attempt to shame me and indirectly tell me without words that I am wrong and need to cover myself.

Let me make my reasoning clear on why I post pictures of my son and I publicly breastfeeding uncovered.

I don’t mean to say “Everyone should breast feed without a cover. Show the world your boobs!” If a mother is more comfortable covering herself because SHE feels better doing so, then I totally support that.

With that being said, the reason I post these types pictures is for the mother that tried breastfeeding uncovered once and she got shamed, she got stared and pointed at, she got nasty comments, she got asked to leave the room, she got asked to cover up.

Number one, breast feeding mothers are protected under federal law to breast feed any way, any how and any where they’re allowed to be in all circumstances otherwise. Number two, you should not ever feel shamed, belittled, embarrassed or wrong for feeding your baby the way nature intended. I do this for the person that has the mentality “Boobs are to be covered. They’re for your husbands eyes only.

They’re intimate. It’s a personal/private thing to feed your baby. Cover up out of respect. My kids don’t need to see that. Walk out of the room.” and any other derogatory, close minded comments and sentiments alike.

Again, breasts were made to sustain your baby’s life before they were made to bring pleasure to any other man, woman, partner or spouse. Their sole purpose is to make food and dispense it straight into a baby’s mouth. There is nothing weird about this and there’s no difference in me feeding my baby with my breast than you feeding yourself with a spoon.

Secondly, it is exponentially unfair and selfish to ask a mother and baby to exclude themselves from a table or event or gathering because you’re for some reason uncomfortable with how she feeds her child. No person should be isolated and shunned because they’re eating, especially when you yourself are eating while ridiculing how someone else is eating. Is it not certainly easier to avert your eyes from a displeasing sight rather than suggest or demand a mother and child remove themselves from your presence? How pompous and selfish is this? Just look away. It’s simple to do so. No harm done at all.

Lastly, your children need to see breastfeeding for the same reason you do. They need to acknowledge, comprehend and appreciate that breast milk and breast feeding is and should forever be the first and best choice for both mom and baby. Formula and bottles are a trend.

Breastfeeding is not. Your 11 year old daughter watching me nurse may say “Mom, why is that baby sucking her boobie?” But as a parent and human being that understands, respects and appreciates anatomy and mothers, your reply should only and always be “because that’s the way babies eat.” Hopefully it encourages your daughter to grow up with the goal to breast feed and experience the incredible bond and invaluable benefits it comes with.

So again, I don’t post this for attention. I don’t post this because I think everyone should nurse uncovered. I post this to give mamas encouragement. And to encourage others to make breastfeeding mothers feel accepted and supported; not alienated, ridiculed and judged.

Signed,
a badass breastfeeding (uncovered) mama.

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What If We Are The “Bad Guys?” by Irwin Ozborne

Thank you Irwin Ozborne
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“We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us” – Iraqi War Vet

“Why did you shoot me?” Asked a six-year-old child “That’s not fair. I’m just a girl. I do not do anything, I just had my doll in my hand. Why you shoot me?”

“I was just riding in my car with my family and I got injured so I had to have surgery,” said the child, “…because I got shot [by the] American people.”

She lived, but her family members are a couple of the 165,000 Iraqi civilians killed in the Iraq War since 2003. However, that number is quite low and only based on reported information. However, household surveys are far more accurate and estimate between 400,000 and 650,000 deaths.

“I guess while I was there, the general attitude was, A dead Iraqi is just another dead Iraqi,” said Spc. Jeff Englehart, 26, of Grand Junction, Colorado

“I remember one woman walking by,” said Jason Washburn, a corporal in the US Marines who served three tours in Iraq. He told the audience at the Winter Soldier hearings that took place March 13-16, 2008, in Silver Spring, Maryland, “She was carrying a huge bag, and she looked like she was heading toward us, so we lit her up with the Mark 19, which is an automatic grenade launcher, and when the dust settled, we realized that the bag was full of groceries. She had been trying to bring us food and we blew her to pieces.”

Disclaimer of Cognitive Dissonance:

Before reading any further, I would like to inform the reader that this article will likely provoke strong emotional reaction and some will find it offensive. In fact, I already am aware of many of the negative remarks that will arise, so I will just address them now.

I do not hate the troops and I do not hate people associated with the military. Quite the contrary, I feel badly for them because they are being brainwashed, manipulated, and used to fight bogus wars under the disguise of protecting our freedom; when in reality they are only fighting to secure financial interests for the elite and corporations. Then when they return with PTSD, injuries, mental health, addiction, unemployment, homelessness, anger, and violence, the VA does not provide the services they need. They are treated like pawns to profit those at top.

Not all the troops misbehave and you are focusing on the minority. This true, the majority of the troops are good people who follow orders. However, the orders that they are following are destructive and evil. Many of Hitler’s Gestapo were probably good people following orders, but they will always be viewed as evil by association.

How can you not support them, when they are protecting your freedom? They do not protect my freedoms. All military interventions since World War II, have been solely to secure resources from third world nations to help profit American businesses. This is all done under disguises of threats – such as the Cold War with no clear enemy and the threat of Communism; the War on Drugs with no clear enemy; and the War on Terror.

Death threats and Personal Attacks: I can handle personal attacks, as that just shows me that you have nothing to argue the statements of the article. However, death threats are always quite ironic. The death threats come from veterans or military supporters because they have so much love for their country. They tell me that they dedicated their lives to protecting my freedoms. First, see number three, you did not protect my freedoms. And second, if you care so much about my freedoms, you should be happy that I am exercising them. To threaten to end my life for stating my point of view is not protecting my freedom, that is actually imposing that I am not allowed these freedoms unless it follows a certain point of view.

Immediately after World War II, the United States has been intervening in countries as a means to making the world safe for American corporations; enhancing financial statements of defense contractors and members of congress; preventing the rise of any society that might serve as a successful example of an alternative to capitalism.

In 1953, the United States overthrew the Iran government after they tried to nationalize and profit off their own resources, oil. This led to oppression and torture of the Iran people, while foreign powers took over control of their oil.

Similarly in Guatemala, the democratically elected government was seeking to nationalize the United Fruit Company. The United States turned this into a death field under the disguise of Soviet threat, in reality had huge commercial interests in the United Fruit Company.

The same things happened if you were neutral in the Cold War, you would soon get paid a visit by the United States to provide you “Freedom.” It happened in Italy, Greece, Albania, Indonesia, and the list goes on. Of course the Korean War and Vietnam Wars in which our history books seem to miss. The “Secret Wars” in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War.

In the Congo, their first democratically elected president called for economic liberation which was later deemed as communism. Eleven days later he was assassinated by the request of President Eisenhower. The area is one of the richest in the world with natural resources, but the people live in extreme poverty as there is constant genocide in the area as people work in the mines to sell diamonds and cobalt to Western powers.

This list goes on-and-on (Indonesia, Chile, Nicaragua, Libya, El Savlador, Haiti, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.) with more than 70 different countries in which we have intervened with in the past seventy years. That is on average of one country per year we have invaded for nearly a century to support American interests, not protect my freedoms.

Supporting the Troops:

Supporters of the war in Iraq should do some outside research as to what is really happening without just blindly supporting the troops because they are American. In 2007, WikiLeaks revealed footage of U.S. Soldiers killing 12 civilians and wounding two children. However, this was clearly not an isolated incident as Kelly Doughetery, former director of Veterans Against the War, explained:

“The abuses committed in the occupations, far from being the result of a ‘few bad apples’ misbehaving, are the result of our government’s Middle East policy, which is crafted in the highest spheres of US power.”

Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, was a 14-year-old girl who was gang-raped by U.S. Soldiers while they killed her family before ending her life. It was all pre-meditated, and they targeted her because there was only one male living in that house.

“During the time me and Barker were raping Abeer, I heard five or six gunshots that came from the bedroom,” Sgt. Paul Cortez admitted, “After Barker was done, Green came out of the bedroom and said that he had killed them all, that all of them were dead.”

“Green then placed himself between Abeer’s legs to rape her,” he added, “When Green was finished, he stood up and shot Abeer in the head two or three times.”

The entire crime took about five minutes and the girl knew her parents and sister had been shot while she was being raped.

Then Chris Kyle writes a book referring to the Iraqis as the ‘savages’? Before this fictional book is turned this into a propaganda film used to promote further killings.

This is what we are supporting when we say “We Support the Troops.” We are supporting systematic and barbaric killings of many innocent people, to provide for a war that benefits corporations and rich politicians. The Yellow Ribbon we proudly display to show our pride is the modern-day Swastika, showing our support for savagery.

There have been a few cases in which this makes mainstream media. In Afghanistan, an army squad commander led a “Kill Team” in which they killed civilians for sport and collected body parts as trophies. And in 2006, the Al Ishaqi massacre in Iraq included the killing of 11 innocent civilians including five children and four women. The Pentagon portrays this as part of an operation directed at Al Qaeda.

However, so many more every-day occurrences never reached the headlines. A boy with both his arms lost, a dead baby on the pavement, or cars full of dead families that were trying to escape the war zone.

But what happens, when you are an eye-witness to these slayings and reveal the information to the American public? You get sent to prison. Bradley Manning, released thousands of documents to WikiLeaks providing evidence of U.S. torture, abuse, and soldiers laughing as they killed civilians. Did the soldiers get punished? No, but Manning was sentenced to prison for 35 years for exposing the truth.

The Haditha killings in 2005, left 24 civilians dead – including women, elderly and children – who were shot multiple times from close range and were unarmed. The court case drug on for six years before six officers had charges dropped, another found not guilty, and the eighth was convicted of negligent dereliction of duty and sentenced to lowering his rank.

In a few interviews with Marines it was later said that so many civilians were found dead after being killed by unknown factions in the Iraq conflict that civilian deaths seemed routine, and one sergeant testified that he would order his men to shoot vehicles that failed to stop at military checkpoints even if it were possible that children could be in the car.

One of the wars most iconic photographs is that by Chris Hondros’s image of Samar Hassan, age 5, covered in blood screaming after just witnessing her parents being blown away by U.S. Soldiers, as well as her 11-year-old brother severely injured. Her brother then went to the United States for treatment, and was later killed by insurgents in retaliation for going to the United States for treatment.

Then there is three-year-old, Dalal, is sitting in her home with her family in late March of 2003. At three-years-old, we are still exploring the world and trying to figure out how things work. But, for Dalal, she would figure out more truth about how the world works at age three, than most Americans will learn in a lifetime. Her home was hit with a missile, which killed her brother and injured her mother. She also lost her right leg that day.

And Omar, age 7, was traveling to Bahgdad to visit relatives when they came upon confused U.S. troops who opened fire. Omar’s father was shot twice in the back trying to rescue his son. He got him out of the car, but could not rescue his wife – Omar’s mother – as she burnt to death.

“My whole family was devastated by what was happening,” said Omar’s father, “The most devastating was losing my wife.”

The United States refers to these losses of life as “collateral damage.”

An estimated four-percent of Iraq’s population has been killed due to the war since 1991 and that does not include the ongoing poverty, starvation, disease, cancer from depleted uranium and birth defects. That “collateral damages” sounds more like genocide.

Khalid Hamdan Abd lost two of his sons, three cousins, and has his infant daughter wounded with 17 pieces of micro-shrapnel in one eye and 11 pieces of micro-shrapnel in the other eye, and a detached retina. He was brought to America by a group called nomorevictims.com in which they helped provide surgery for his infant daughter to prevent her from going blind. He states:

“It is kind of scary to go back, because even if you are just driving your car peacefully in the street, you might be shot by the American troops for no reason.”

These stories don’t even begin to include the families being wiped away by drone strikes in Pakistan. An estimated 200 children have been killed due to drone strikes in which one 16-year-old states, “we no longer like when skies are blue, because drones don’t fly in gray skies.”

President Obama refers to drone strikes as “targeted killing”; however, they have targeted 41 men, which has resulted in the deaths of 1,147 others.

Buried deep in the $800-billion defense budget, the Pentagon agreed to add in five million dollars to fund families killed by American airstrikes. I guess the next logical step, would be to admit to the ongoing war crimes committed daily in these wars.

Part 5) Unarmed Victim Archive of Law Enforcement Murders 1,000 – 1,250

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Currently, there is no national database documenting the murders of un-armed people by police, security guards, self-appointed vigilantes or bounty hunters. Although not all victims found here were weaponless, the fatal murdering of the unarmed: whether they are of ethnic origin, disabled, mentally ill, homeless or their sexual orientation, by Police Departments across the country is unjustified, and the vast majority of officers involved are not being held accountable.

I believe ALL those listed below regardless of whether they were in the process of perpetrating a crime, in a gang, drug possession, incarceration, resisting arrest, alluding, a weapon thrown aside, mentally ill or just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, they are all victims. Victims who loved and were loved. This memorial is dedicated to all the Mothers and Fathers, Sons and Daughters, Husbands and Wife’s, Grandparents, Sisters and Brothers, Nieces and Nephews, Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Lovers, Friends and Neighbors who have lost someone at the hands of law enforcement. For all the heartbreak, shed tears, unanswered questions, lies and grief for a life unfulfilled, to you I give honor, for “there but for the grace of God go I”. May you find peace in knowing their bloodshed will not go unnoticed nor will their life be forgotten.

As we remember victims of violence let us remember the sadness of loss. May that sadness be transformed into compassion for the victim and their loved ones. May the fear struck in us by the power of tragedy give way to reverence at the unending power of unconditional love. May we uncover the energy of our anger and use it to right what is wrong in our own behavior toward one another and to challenge the mindsets and systems which enable and promote violence. May love gently wipe the tears from our eyes and remove the fear from our hearts. Look with favor upon the families and friends who mourn the victims and comfort those who are in grief and despair, that peace, the fruit of justice and charity may reign for each of us gathered here today. For all victims of crime, abuse, harassment and all who commit acts of violence; from those who speak harsh words in anger, to those who hate others who are different from themselves, to those who take the life of another, may we learn to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly.

My definition of Unarmed
Please keep in mind I am only able to research and write bio’s on 5-7 victims per day. Each bio is verified through multiple sources, photos are retrieved, copied, cropped. Each bio is written and condensed close as possible to a single paragraph, many have links to READ MORE. Each name, age, state and ethnicity are entered into 3 data bases and then, after all pertinent information has been gathered I individually post to the website. Therefore each bio takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

It is at my discretion as to what I consider as being unarmed. If the person has a weapon but is unable to use it because it’s under a seat, knocked to the side, fallen to the ground, in someone else’s possession etc. I consider that person unarmed. If someone is shot in the back, I consider that person unarmed. If there appears to be questionable circumstances surrounding the death, I consider that person unarmed. If the person is mentally ill and can be contained without using deadly force, I consider that person unarmed. Even if the person is a felon and has a violent criminal history, yet fits into any of the above categories, that person is still considered unarmed. If someone is in the commission of a crime, yet fits into any of the above categories, that person is still considered unarmed. If ANYONE can be contained without using deadly force, I consider that person unarmed.

There is no reason, in my opinion to shoot someone when police manage to apprehend and incarcerate extraordinarily dangerous serial killers/ mass murderers/spree killers and vigilantes/bounty hunters yet cannot manage the capture of citizens of ethnic lineage without executing them.

However, if someone is shooting, holding a weapon or hurting someone (including an officer) and there is absolutely no other way to control them, I consider that person armed. Mind you, I credit witness statements far above police reports.

I DO NOT believe Law Enforcement reports. Lies the police tell that are so familiar anyone can recite them: “Reached for waist band”; “Pointed hand at police in a threatening manner.” “Backed the car toward officers” “Lunged at me” “Had a black object in hand” “Tried to grab gun” “Officers of the Un-Peace” or “Un-Peace Officers” Campaigns were formed against the “Blue Code” supposedly making it more visible to the public eye have taken place but all they seem to be doing is allowing the police to police the police and the police. Police are liars, period. So please don’t think I would even consider relying on their statements. The code of Blue Silence is too real to be ignored, and has been proven over and over again to be the real badge of the law.

As for Grand Juries they’ve been bought and paid for in more cases than can be counted. There is something fundamentally unfair about a grand jury system which doesn’t reflect the racial, political and ethnic diversity of the community it serves and the people it indicts.

Visual map displaying accounts of extrajudicial killings of people of colour beginning in 2012 https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215510872499841685660.0004c577c714cfc6b9ef1&msa=0&dg=feature

Unfortunately due to the ongoing killings by Police and Vigilantes/Bounty Hunters claiming Stand Your Ground (Castle Doctrine) this list will continue to grow. Please keep in mind each victim is double and triple checked for accuracy, therefore it takes approximately 40-60 minutes to complete each bio, including editing, separating into 4 data bases and posting online to the appropriate page(s). This website is an extremely time consuming endeavor, yet a true labor of love, but often mentally overwhelming and occasionally must be set aside as I regroup. If you have a family member, friend or know of someone killed at the hands of Law Enforcement or Bounty Hunters/Vigilante(s) please leave their name, age, state, date of death etc. by replying in the comment box; they will be given top priority on the next post and you will receive links to their location(s). Completed bio’s on this page have ** # and 1, 2, 3 or 4 behind the entry denoting the part/page where the bio can be found. Due to lack of space ((#)) signifies mental disorders, including but not limited to Suicide.

This Is What It’s Like To Be An Unarmed Black Man In America

Santos RodriquezSantos Rodriquez 12 H/M Dallas TX July 24, 1973 – Yanked by Police Officer Darrell L. Cain and another Officer Santos and David Rodriguez were pulled from their grandfather’s home in the middle of the night. Shoeless and in handcuffs Santos along with his 13-year-old brother, David were driven to a vacant lot behind a Fina gas station where a vending machine had been robbed of $8. The handcuffed boy denied he’d taken the change. As Officer Darrell Cain continued to interrogate Santos he attempted to force a confession Russian roulette-style by placing his .357 Magnum pointed at Santos’ left ear. The second time he placed the gun to Santos’ head he pulled the trigger, it fired and Santos died instantly. Police Officer Darrell L. Cain was sentenced to only five years in prison for murder with malice and was released after serving half the term. SMU scholarship has been named after Santos Rodriguez http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/03/smu-scholarship-named-after-santos-rodriguez-12-year-old-killed-in-73-by-dallas-cop.html/ . It took 40 years, one month and 28 days, before Dallas City Hall Dallas’ top official at last offered an apology. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/south-dallas/headlines/20150724-mourners-remember-dallas-boy-killed-by-police-42-years-ago.ece

Darrin “Dagwood” HannahDarrin “Dagwood” Hannah 45 B/M Waukegan IL Nov. 13, 2011 – Hannah was arrested and subdued by police when they were called to his apartment over a domestic dispute. Pictures taken after his arrest show severe injuries to his face. Reportedly, the police also tasered Hannah. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries a week later. After the autopsy the coroner said that Hannah’s sickle cell anemia was aggravated by fists and stun guns used during his arrest so that the official cause of death was changed from undetermined to homicide. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/22/death-of-man-tasered-by-police-ruled-homicide/

Jeremy John LinhartJeremy John Linhart 30 W/M Findlay OH June 9, 2015 – Linhart was the only passenger in a car that was stopped by police at about 3:05 a.m. in the 800 block of West Sandusky Street, for a “regular traffic violation.” During the traffic stop, the driver and the passenger were “removed from” the vehicle, the chief said. The passenger then allegedly tried to get back into the vehicle, at which time the officer interfered and the victim was shot during a struggle, the chief said. Findlay police do not use dashboard or body cameras. https://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2015/06/09/Findlay-officer-involved-in-shooting.html

William Dick IIIWilliam Dick III 28 N/M Confederated Tribes Colville Reservation Tonasket WA April 4, 2015 – Unarmed Dick, who had allegedly robbed a hitchhiker at gunpoint earlier in the day, fled from officers in his van. He eventually crashed into a tree and ran away. After being caught he was tasered and handcuffed, and stopped breathing soon after.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/coulee-dam-man-dies-following-taser-incident/

Dominick Ray WiseDominick Ray Wise 30 B/M Culpepper VA March 30, 2015 – Wise was believed to be intoxicated and was walking erratically in the middle of the road. Police attempted to get him on the sidewalk and the interaction eventually escalated to a scuffle. One officer had his nose broken. Police used a Taser on Wise and he became unresponsive shortly after. http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/crime_courts/culpeper-man-dies-after-being-tasered-by-police/article_46debc2a-d727-11e4-a18f-5b06a6f5b1bd.html

No Photo Available-001Darnell Hutchinson 32 San Leandro CA Oct. 9, 2011 – Hutchinson was reportedly scaring customers and refusing to leave Nation’s Giant Hamburgers, a restaurant in San Leandro. He was acting paranoid, thought someone was following him, and saying he needed to use someone’s phone. When officers tried to take him into custody, the police claim he resisted, and one of the officers used a taser on him. It is unclear how many times the taser was used. Hutchinson was placed in handcuffs, and immediately became unresponsive and his health deteriorated. He was taken by ambulance to an East Bay hospital, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19097286

Gerald E. HallGerald E. Hall 34 B/M Oklahoma City OK Sept. 26, 2011 – Police took him into custody at a convenience store after Hall allegedly attempted to pour charcoal lighter fluid on an apartment building nearby then barricaded himself in the store restroom when police arrived. As officers tried to arrest Hall they claim he became combative and fought with them. Tased repeatedly Hall became unresponsive then taken to Integris Baptist Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Six police officers were involved in the incident. http://truthnottasers.blogspot.com/2011/09/oklahoma-man-dies.html

Anastasio Hernandez RojasAnastasio Hernandez Rojas 42 H/M San Diego CA May 28, 2010 – Rojas a California resident since age 18 longtime San Diego resident; tortured to death by federal officers at a Border Patrol station as he resisted being deported.
Tortured to death by California Border Patrol. http://soboco.org/border-patrol-brutality-since-2010/

No Photo Available-001Ross Anthony 25 Dallas TX June 9, 2015 – Anthony was “exhibiting erratic behavior” when he was found inside a parked vehicle. Numerous citizens called 911 reporting the behavior of Mr. Anthony, who police say was “running into the traffic lanes, approaching vehicles and banging on the windows of nearby businesses.” According to the statement, Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics drove past the scene along the 5400 block of North Jim Miller Road, near Samuell Boulevard, and tried to help him. But he wasn’t interested, police say: “He banged his fists on the hood of the ambulance and entered into another citizen’s vehicle as officers arrived on scene.” Police say the officers tried to coax him out of the car, at which point he cracked the door open “slightly” allowing officers to reach in and grab him. After officers ordered him to exit the vehicle, police claim there was a struggle, and extra help was requested. Sgt. Ned Charles, Officer James MacDonald, Sgt. Daniel Cordero and Officer Paul Kessenich was the officer who deployed and used his Taser on Anthony. When Anthony began exhibiting signs of medical distress he was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2015/06/09/man-dies-after-dallas-police-deploy-taser/28726075/

Roberto Pérez PérezRoberto Pérez Pérez 63 H/M San Diego CA Jan. 13, 2011 – Beaten while in detention for trying to re-enter the U.S. and died due to lack of proper medical care. California Border Patrol http://soboco.org/border-patrol-brutality-since-2010/

Nicholas ThomasNicholas Thomas 23 B/M Cobb County GA March 24, 2015 – Officers claim Thomas fled from the Goodyear store where he worked in a customer’s vehicle when they attempted to serve him a warrant. Police say Thomas was driving towards them and that they feared for their lives, prompting them to fire on the car. Witnesses dispute Thomas was attempting to flee, and some say the vehicle was not moving at all. Thomas was dealing with legal issues related to an alleged assault of a police officer a year earlier. http://fusion.net/story/109439/atlanta-police-shooting-why-cops-shouldnt-shoot-at-moving-cars/

Joseph TassinariJoseph Tassinari “Smokn Joe T” 63 W/M Glendale AZ March 24, 2015 – Tassinari, a Vietnam veteran, was wanted for allegedly brandishing a weapon during an incident earlier in the day. According to police, Tassinari refused to comply with orders from an officer who had arrived at his residence. He was tasered and then allegedly reached for his waistband before being shot dead. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/12-news/2015/03/25/12news-officer-involved-shooting-glendale-joe-tassinari/70463988/

No Photo Available-001Ryan Keith Bolinger 28 Des Moines IA June 10, 2015 – An officer had pulled over a driver for an unrelated traffic stop. A few minutes later, another car pulled up alongside so close that the officer couldn’t open the car door. The driver of the other vehicle (Bolinger ) got out and danced around, before getting back in his car. Police followed. The pursuit was low-speed, about the speed limit, and lasted about two minutes. he driver did a U-turn and stopped abruptly and the police officer swerved to miss the car, stopping in front of the vehicle, as another police vehicle pulled up. the driver of the other car got out and moved toward the police car that had just arrived. The officer in that vehicle opened fire and shot Bolinger in the torso. He was declared dead at a hospital.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2015/06/10/fatal-shooting-officer-involved-merle-hay-urbandale/28779873/

Troy BoydTroy Boyd 36 W/M Pike County MS March 15, 2015 – Boyd was accused of riding a quad bike erratically with a machete strapped to the back of his bike. Officials claim one of the deputies who responded to the call opened fire when Boyd allegedly tried to run them over with the bike.
http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/28529112/suspect-on-4-wheeler-shot-killed-by-pike-county-authorities?clienttype=generic

Antonio PerezAntonio Perez 32 H/M Los Angeles CA March 12, 2015 – Police said they opened fire on Lopez when he reached for his waistband while fleeing on foot after his vehicle crashed. He was a suspect in a burglary and was driving a stolen car. No weapon was discovered. http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20150313/foot-pursuit-in-unincorporated-walnut-park-ends-in-fatal-deputy-involved-shooting

Thomas Allen Jr.Thomas Allen Jr. 34 B/M St. Louis MO Feb. 28, 2015 – Allen was in a passenger in a vehicle that had been pulled over for not signaling and for making an illegal left turn. Allen was searched, found to have no weapons and was allowed back in the car. While officers questioned the driver, Allen got into the front seat and tried to drive away. One officer got into the passenger’s seat as Allen tried to get away, and wrestled with him before shooting him. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/suspect-in-wellson-police-shooting-dies-of-wounds/article_7572d365-c0d0-515f-a2d5-bc6ab6a2265d.html

No Photo Available-001Francisco Manuel Cesena 40 H/M San Ysidro Port of Entry CA Dec. 24, 2014 – While he sat in a holding cell, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents checked his record. It showed Cesena was wanted on a warrant and was considered armed and dangerous. The decedent was sitting on a bench when he suddenly got up, hurdled the gate to the agents’ desk and began physically attacking the agents.” He was forced to the ground. Multiple agents fired Tasers at Cesena and tried to restrain him for nearly 10 minutes, according to the report. He was then handcuffed, and one agent appeared to put something over or around his mouth. Eight minutes later Cesena was found unresponsive and he later was pronounced dead at a local hospital. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jun/09/border-crossing-death-francisco-cesena/

Amilcar Perez-LopezAmilcar Perez-Lopez 21 H/M San Francisco CA Feb. 26, 2015 – Police said Perez-Lopez wielded a knife while trying to steal a bike. Plainclothes officers shot him when he allegedly ignored their demands to drop the knife, which protesters later said he wouldn’t have understood because he did not speak English. Witnesses reportedly contradicted the police account, saying Perez-Lopez was trying to get his phone back from the owner of the bike. http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/S-F-police-shoot-suspect-in-Mission-District-6104854.php

Danny A. ElrodDanny A. Elrod 39 W/M Omaha NE Feb. 24, 2015 – Officers Lugod, Bradley Bornhoft, Nicole Geyza and Patricia Pope made contact with Danny Elrod, the suspect in the Family Dollar robbery, in the parking lot of Sports Car Garage. The officers allegedly gave Elrod loud verbal commands to show his hands and to get on the ground, which Elrod refused to comply with. Elrod reportedly climbed onto the hood of one of the vehicles parked in the parking lot and continued to be non-compliant. Geyza deployed a taser, but it was ineffective. Unarmed Elrod was being pursued in connection to a robbery at a Family Dollar store. Police claim Elrod told them he had a weapon and reached for his waistband several times. His wife claims to have seen the entire incident and says he raised his arms. Omaha Police Officer Alvin Lugod shot Elrod 6 times. http://www.ketv.com/news/new-details-released-in-mondays-officerinvolved-shooting/31458074