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A California Man Dies During Arrest |Severely Beaten by Officers| Witnesses Intimidated, Video Evidence Disappears

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A California man dies during a brutal beating by police. Now witnesses claim intimidated and video evidence disappears.

Police brutality has been becoming a norm in the United States over the past several years.

Video interviews with witnesses:

Published on May 11, 2013
BAKERSFIELD, CA — Kern County deputies beat an intoxicated man to death in the street Tuesday night, then detained and intimidated witnesses, confiscated video evidence, and arrested another man who spoke out. David Silva was beaten with batons, left in a pool of blood until an ambulance finally arrived after he was already dead.

A female 9-1-1 caller named Selena told the dispatcher, “There’s a man laying on the floor, and your police officers beat the (expletive) out of him and killed him.” She said that she witnessed the victim do nothing wrong to cause 8 officers to bludgeon him to death. “These cops had no reason to do this to this man.”

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A 19-year-old male witness, Ruben Ceballos, was awakened around midnight by screams and loud banging noises outside his home. He said he ran to the left side of his house to find out who was causing the ruckus.”When I got outside I saw two officers beating a man with batons and they were hitting his head so every time they would swing, I could hear the blows to his head.” He said that Silva was on the ground screaming for help, but officers continued to beat him After several minutes, Silva stopped screaming and was no longer responsive, according to Ceballos.

Another witness, Jason Land, said that he witnessed the beating of David Silva. “They jumped out, reached for their bats, and beat that man until they killed him,” he said, “right in front of my face.” Land spoke up about what he saw and was arrested as retaliation. The witness was on probation and says police responded to his eyewitness report by claiming he was high on PCP and arrested him without any proof.

Witnesses also say that the victim’s body was left to bleed out in the street for a prolonged period without any medical attention, wasting crucial minutes before the ambulance arrived. By that point, it was too late and CPR attempts were futile.

Other witnesses, including Melissa Quair, were harassed and told that they must surrender their cell phones as “evidence.” Their houses were even searched as a crime scene in order to confiscate the video evidence.

The victim’s brother, Christopher Silva, says his brother was murdered and wants justice. He is demanding that his brother’s body be released so that he can see the result of the beating. He wants the confiscated videos to be released. “My brother spent the last eight minutes of his life pleading, begging for his life. The true evidence is in those phone witnesses that apparently the sheriff deputies already took. But I know the truth will come out and my brother’s voice will be heard.”

SOURCES:

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Questions-suspicion-and-grief-hang-over-in-custody-death-case-206865001.html

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IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records

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Does it seem odd to anyone else that a department of government responsible for so much pain and trauma should be in charge of overseeing a national medical plan?

 

IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records

California HIPAA-covered entity sues big time

SAN DIEGO | March 15, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.

According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.

“This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents,” the complaint reads. “No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,” it continued.

According to the case, the IRS agents had a search warrant for financial data pertaining to a former employee of the John Doe company, however, “it did not authorize any seizure of any healthcare or medical record of any persons, least of all third parties completely unrelated to the matter,” the complaint read.

The class action lawsuit against the IRS seeks $25,000 in compensatory damages “per violation per individual” in addition to punitive damages for constitutional violations.  Thus, compensatory damages could start at a minimum of $250 billion.
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Should police really have the right to do anything to anyone at any time simply because they are police?

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Should police really have the right to do anything to anyone at any time simply because they are police? Or should they have to restrict themselves to a higher standard of conduct so that they don’t victimize innocent people?

 

These are the questions that concern many these days and for good reason.

Does every domestic disturbance complaint deserve having  police come, break down the door and taser occupants? Even if there is no apparent problem at the moment?

This video shows officers breaking into a home and tasering people who live there. Supposedly there was a call about a domestic violence disturbance and they were answering it. Even if that is the case, there was nothing going on at the moment. Shouldn’t there be some sort of standard for what should be a valid reason to break a door down and taser people who are just living a regular, normal life?

Locally, I know of  a family that was just sitting in their apartment eating supper one evening when police barged in unannounced and said they were there to inspect the apartment. Their young son is still scared of police and that was over a month ago.

Fortunately it did not become a physical police abuse incident like the one below where a policeman barges in unannounced and threatens to taser a man:

Police raids are growing at an enormously disproportional rate compared to crime and often police are accused of acting more like terrorists than public servants. Instead of protecting the public from a valid threat, they often seem to be flexing their own muscles to the detriment of society and frequently victimizing innocent individuals in the process.

That is not to say that all law enforcement officers are bad. Not by a long shot. But these abusive and dangerous individuals make all law enforcement look bad. So why are they tolerated?

The constitution makes it perfectly clear that the government in the United States can’t go around victimizing private citizens. That is, after all, one of the reasons our system of government was conceived and set up the way it is. The founding fathers were sick of the abusive practices by monarchs and decided to see if people could govern themselves.

Now we see the ugly truth. Few people in government care about abusive practices. Few people in government are interested in restricting government power so long as they are in the class of nobility that is granted the right to abuse with impunity and even act to the detriment of the masses. And few private citizens are aware or acknowledge that this is a growing and dangerous problem that needs to be addressed immediately if not sooner.

Is Barging into Your Home and Abusing You Really Their Job

There is a reason why police should be restricted from barging into other peoples homes unannounced  It is because innocent people die all of the time from incidents involving raids and even wrong door raids. I suppose there might be rare occasions where it might be reasonable… for instance, if there is a current, life threatening crime taking place at the moment. In general, though, is it reasonable that police everywhere are just suddenly starting to barge into people’s homes without warrants as if they own the place? Are we happy with this in society? Are we content to live where our own gestapo can barge in at any time demanding submission?

Think about the 61 year old man who was recently shot and killed when storm troopers, Uh… I mean, police raided his house because of wrong information given to them by a criminal informant. What about the guy who was shot 16 times in bed when law enforcement showed up without a search warrant.

It isn’t JUST home invasions that have me bothered. People walking down the street are routinely harassed as well, but harassment and brutality just seem that much worse in the sanctity of a family home for some reason.

Think about it. Do you want this to keep on increasing at the rate it has been? What about your children and their children? We should all relentlessly write our government, organize protests and demand change in the laws that govern the government before more good people die.

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