No Charges Filed Against Cop Who Shot 72-Year-Old On His Own Driveway

An all-too-common sight in America, especially when it comes to unnecessary police shootings.

How the &*%^@! are they training these zombies?

Officer arrived at wrong address and shot homeowner seven times because he “felt threatened”
Kit Daniels
Infowars.com
January 30, 2014
Yesterday a grand jury declined to charge a Ft. Worth, Texas police officer who killed a 72-year-old man on his own driveway after arriving at the wrong address to investigate a burglary alarm.

The jury’s decision not to indict R.A. “Alex” Hoepper for the May 28 shooting death of Jerry Waller came after prosecutors presented 25 hours of testimony over four days, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
Waller died after Hoepper shot him seven times as the officer and his partner arrived at Waller’s house, mistakenly thinking that the burglary alarm going off across the street came from his residence.


Waller had been walking down his driveway with his gun to investigate the alarm he heard from his neighbor’s house.
“The 72-year-old man didn’t even make it to the house across the street before he was shot,” CBS Fort Worth reported. “He died on his own property.”
Hoepper later said that he shot Waller because he “felt threatened.”
Ft. Worth police chief Jeff Halstead believed the jury made the “right decision” not to indict Hoepper, even though the officers did not realize they were at the wrong address until a detective showed up later at the scene.
“I think it was proven through the autopsy and evidence that a gun was pointed directly at Officer Hoeppner and he was forced to make his decision,” he said.
But Waller’s family pointed out that since the shooting, the department had been “feeding misinformation” to the local news and to the public.
“We were disturbed by suggestions that police may have felt threatened by a man in his own garage faced with unknown trespassers wielding flashlights,” the family said in a released statement.


One of Waller’s neighbors, former Ft. Worth council member Becky Haskin, also added that Hoeppner, a rookie, is a “victim of his own inexperience.”
“I think he panicked,” Haskin said. “He just unloaded his gun in rapid fire. That’s what I heard; it woke me up. I thought it was in my back yard – just rapid fire, one right after the other, in succession.”
“There wasn’t any hesitation.”
She added that although nothing is going to bring Waller back, someone from the police department should apologize to the family.
“It’s an accidental death at the hands of an untrained police officer.”

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Cops bloody 84 year old man — for jaywalking

Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said.

Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light.

Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street.

Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said.

“The guy didn’t seem to speak English. The cop walked him over to the Citibank” near the northeast corner of 96th and Broadway, said one witness, Ian King, a Fordham University law student.

“[The officer] stood him up against the wall and was trying to write him a ticket. The man didn’t seem to understand, and he started walking away.

“The cop tried to pull him back, and that’s when he began to struggle with the cop,” said King, 24. “As soon as he pushed the cop, it was like cops started running in from everywhere.”

Wong was left bleeding and dazed with cuts to his face.

He was cuffed and and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. After several hours, he was hauled off to the 24th Precinct station house.

His 41-year-old son, a lawyer who would not give his name, first said at the station house Sunday night that did not wish to discuss his feelings about the incident.

“I don’t want to talk about anything like that in front of all these cops,’’ he told the Post

But walking farther down the street, he said, “The cops are playing games. They won’t tell me what he’s being charged with.”

He first heard his dad had been busted in a 6 p.m. phone call from cops, who asked if the elderly man needed medication but would not say which hospital he’d been taken to. So the son went to the station house, where he said he got a similar run-around.

Finally, he found out on his own that his dad was at St. Luke’s and had been arrested for jaywalking.

“Oh, great! Beating up on an 84-year-old man for jaywalking,’’ he said.

Neither the hospital nor the cops would allow him to see his dad until after 10 p.m., explaining that since he’d not been admitted, he was not a patient, but a “prisoner.’’

Early Monday, cops fingerprinted Wong and charged him with jaywalking, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct. He went home, accompanied by several family members, with a desk-appearance ticket.

Another of Wong’s sons, who also would not give his name, said the family “will probably press charges’’ against the cops, adding:

“He was just walking across the street with other people, and they picked him out. How could they do that to an 84-year-old man.’’

NYPD officials said “the incident is under internal review.”

The violence unfolded in front of several news reporters, who had been at the intersection documenting an accident that killed Upper West Side pedestrian Samantha Lee 12 hours earlier.

After Lee’s death, police resorted to the old-school tactic of writing up pedestrians for jaywalking at $250 a pop.

“Everyone does it. Heck, the cops do it,” said Emily Skeggs, 23, who was ticketed for illegally crossing the street.

Mayor de Blasio’s spokesman, Phil Walzak, said Sunday, “We won’t sit by while lives are lost and families are torn apart. These latest crashes underscore the urgent need to make our streets safer, which is why we are moving decisively to enact ‘Vision Zero’.”
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COMMUNITIES PROTEST AFTER COP SEXUALLY ASSAULTS BOY, RUPTURING HIS TESTICLE

PHILADELPHIA — Communities have erupted in protest after a black 16-yr-old boy was sexually assaulted by a police officer so violently that it ruptured his testicles.

It’s possible that he may never be able to bear children because of the officer’s action.

It began when Darrin Manning, a star basketball player and straight A student with no history of crime, was with his teammates heading to a game after school, according to reports.

The boys all had scarves covering the lower portions of their faces as the cold weather had reached record-low temperatures that night.

Veronica Joyner, the Principal of the boys’ School had earlier given the boys scarves to wear to keep warm.

Within 20 minutes of the boys leaving school, she was called and told that one of them had been arrested.

It happened because police officers who saw the boys in the subway didn’t like that their faces were covered, and so attempted to perform “stop and frisk” procedures on them.

Several of the boys ran away, not wishing to be harassed by police. But Darrin stayed put,  stating “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

That’s when the unthinkable happened.

One of the officers placed Darren in handcuffs so that he could not escape and began fondling his body — to the point of gripping and yanking his testicles until one of them burst open.

“I felt the officer reach and grab my butt. Then the officer grabbed my testicles and squeezed again and pulled down. And that’s when I heard something pop, like I felt it POP,” Manning told reporters.

Manning was thrown in a jail cell and did not receive medical care until the next evening and was still unable to walk a week later, according to reports.

He was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadephia, where an emergency surgery was performed on his genitals.

The vein that allows sperm to transfer to his penis was damaged so badly that it had to be surgically reconstructed.

“I blame myself,” the boy’s mother told reporters, in tears. “I taught my son to respect cops, not to fear them. Maybe if he was afraid, he would have run like the other boys and he would have been OK.”

“I’m just grateful that they didn’t just kill him,” she added.

The cops claim that the boy “assaulted” them and charged him with “resisting arrest.” Of course, cops receive professional training on how to deceive the public, so their claims are unreliable.

Now, Philly in Focus has announced emergency community meetings and protests over the sexual assault.

“It’s such a tragedy to happen to a young man like this who’s going to be scarred, whether it’s physically scarred, which is a possibility, but certainly mentally scarred his entire life,” said Lewis Small, the lawyer who is taking on the case for the boy.

“We want to have some questions answered and some accountability,” said Keon Gerow, Pastor of Catalyst for Change Church.

“We want the entire public to be aware, not only of the Darrin Manning situation, but the entire issue of police brutality,” he added.

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Chinese Police Car Hits Crossing Pedestrian Then Drives Away

Caught: Police Car Hits a Person, Shrugs, Drives Off Against Traffic with Sirens Blaring

2013 March 31st at 8:09am, on the North Ring Road of Fuxin Mongol Autonomous County in Liaoning province, a Fuxin Mongol Autonomous County traffic police vehicle going the wrong direction driving on the center double-yellow lines hit a pedestrian, with footage showing that the car not only didn’t slow down but instead sped up driving away from the scene, without stopping to help.

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTQ0MDgyNjQ0.html?firsttime=0

Comments from Youku:

越策柯:

How come they don’t call 120 [emergency medical services] to help the person?

河北涉县保安公司:

The driver is a temporary worker.

糖果啊啊:

This pedestrian…

余小贱丶:

Niubi.

zhongfl2005:

Must be ding’d up!!!!! The offender must be punished according to the law!!!!!

查查吃:

1, it was wrong to speed against traffic, 2, Chinese style street crossing, 3. everyone is at fault.

ysjkkl:

How come the people in the car that’s filming this don’t help? The people are so cold and indifferent these days!

是爱不是宠:

I’m waiting to see what explanation they’re going to have this time…

立水晓风残月:

Does he think he’s driving a Japanese tank?

dear1129:

You’re in big trouble now!!!!!

gtcyrus:

Something that happened on March 31st only being posted now?

woniu999:

Sigh, it is precisely because it is a police car that people are so disillusioned.

yvi770:

The person filming is also nothing good…not helping.

余小贱丶:

Shouldn’t this driver have called 120 or something? But he leaves just like that?

誓言√无声:

The Heavenly Kingdom is incredible. 赞

kun8834761:

愤怒 Why didn’t this car that’s filming stop to help? Even calling 120 would’ve been something, why are people all so cold and detached?

妹哥真伤不起:

Gall like a god, skill like shit! If he had quickly turned the steering wheel to the right, he could’ve completely avoided [the pedestrian].

携手相约O狼:

愤怒 Fuck! Hurry and run! Otherwise have to pay compensation!

程攻1977:

Sad, a sadness that comes from the heart, just what could be so urgent that it is more urgent than a person’s life…?

leohers:

Truly don’t know what to say~~~~

笑而不语打酱油:

This brother [referring to the driver of the car with the camera] also doesn’t dare to go help.

hdlcolinfarrell:

Fuck, those filming, get out and take [the pedestrian] to the hospital!

星霜之天涯:

Leaving out the police for the moment, this person deserved to be hit. Hearing the siren from so far away and seeing the car coming without the slightest intent to yield, continuing to walk forward as if there was nothing, thinking the car wouldn’t dare hit him. Deserved it.

52049565:

If you [the driver filming] have the time to sit there and continuously swear, why didn’t you first call 120 to help [the person hit]?

无敌之龙:

[The police car was] Probably in the course of carrying out some other official duty, otherwise he would’ve definitely stopped and helped. Probably to catch some international criminal.

jfzkxzx: (responding to above)

First floor [the above commenter], is a human life more important or catching a criminal more important?

liangnan168: (responding to above)

One’s character is most important!

gary725:

The police siren was on, so he probably was in the middle of some other official business, but he also has to bear responsibility. He has the right to not stop, but still has to call 120.

taoyanxingxing:

I’m guessing this police car had some other urgent business. It’s better to save many people even if it means losing one person. One has to look at the big picture!!! The big picture!!

噶二蛋子1:

Even if there is some urgent official business he should still first help the person.

大熊!!!!:

Looks like the police car had the siren on and was on official business, so he would not be held responsible even for hitting and killing you.

qwff0130:

Who told you to walk without looking? The siren is even on and you still don’t look.

xindascientific:

Let me ask a question, if the person who was hit was a family member of ours, what would everyone do?

hj520tx1314:

Not even getting off to help, just what kind of person is this. If you’re not going to help them, at least call 120, right? This driver is also not a good person.

耍酷猪: (responding to above)

Are you a TM stupid X? How do you know the driver didn’t make a call or stop and get out of the car?

渔香肉咝:

This [police officer] must be arrested, then executed. Even if there was an urgent matter, you still can’t be like this. Even if you’re on your way to save people, you can’t first kill one!

站起来就不爬下: (responding to above)

Only when there’s an emergency matter will the siren be used, and they can then speed and run red lights, so everyone needs to yield and get out of the way. If something happens, it’s because you didn’t yield and get out of the way. They’re not going to be held responsible.

王允乐:

A lot of pedestrians these days don’t even check if there are cars when they cross the street, and often the most niu of them will just cross the street with their backs turned towards the traffic just like in the video. Talk about not cherishing their lives, thinking too highly of the skills of drivers these days. To be more objective, both parties are responsible. Two word summary: Deserved it.

没素质就别来上网 :

These people deserve it, would using the crosswalk have killed you? The police car was obviously in a rush.

花清淡: (responding to above)

Whether or not it was deserved is not something you can determine, but was him not stopping when he should’ve right or not?

liangnan168: (responding to above)

Deserved it, not using the crosswalk, thinking just because he’s a living person that no one dares to hit him while crossing the street. Sometimes a person’s character determines whether they live or die. Deserved it.

桀煌仔: (also responding to 花清淡)

[Those who] Don’t use the crosswalk and run red lights simply deserve to die, harming others and themselves! (This is what every driver thinks inside!!)

sp279400364:

I must say, this person who uploaded the video, how do you want me to put this? You can hear the police siren behind you as it approach, but did you yield to let him pass? You don’t look at the rear-view mirror? What more, with the speed you’re going, aren’t you forcing him to go against traffic [around him]? From the police car’s speed, it indeed looks like there was an urgent matter he was going to. I bet [this filming driver] is yet another new driver. And what more, the people there all don’t seem to give any regard to the police and police siren. If the pedestrian had just stopped, nothing a damn thing would’ve happened.

视频啊: (responding to above)

I’m puzzled by whether or not you have any driving common sense at all. Given the road conditions and the police car’s speed, do you think the car that was filming could’ve reacted in time?

亂拽:

Doesn’t matter what it is, when the siren is on, everyone should yield regardless of whether they are pedestrians or cars. If the car that hit the person wasn’t a police car but an ambulance, what then? Think about it, children…

xikahui:

This police car can be used to film Fast and Furious 6.

chengzha212:

First: The police car did try to avoid and brake; Second, the police car didn’t actually just leave, but had pulled over to the side and stopped about 200 meters ahead; The most important point, as well as the most easily overlooked point: This car was on official business, it was already using the siren, whereas this car owner who was filming didn’t pull over and yield, continuing to occupy the lane, so how could the police car avoid going against traffic [drive on the opposite side of the road, the wrong way]? Also: As the police car was driving against traffic, the cars on the other side were also not giving way whatsoever!

俊月星空:

This police officer’s driving skill is so poor, how could he be allowed to drive a police car! Is a life more important or a car more important? Jerking the wheel to the right or jerking it to the left and hitting the car on the left would even be better than hitting a person!

被爱刺痛:

First, police cars hitting people is something that cannot be tolerated. 2: It wasn’t like what the title suggests, that they turned on the siren and drove off. Clearly the siren was sounding continuously. Everyone note, the key thing is that the police car had its siren on behind him [the driver filming], but the filming car owner doesn’t pull over to the side causing the police car to drive on the wrong side of the street to pass him, ultimately causing this tragedy. Finally, it must be said, could you not have stopped the car and taken the person to the hospital? Even at least calling 120 you didn’t even do. Any conscientious Chinese person should do that!

郝云刚:

What I saw was: 1. The police car driving on the wrong side of the street, hits someone, then drives away; 2. The pedestrian crossing the street in violation of the rules; 3. The car fitted with the video recording equipment did not do anything to report it to the police or help, only sighing/lamenting a couple of times and then leaving the scene.

奈落Alvin:

I saw several problems: 1, The police car’s speed was very fast, and crossed the double-solid lines to overtake (commonly seen). 2, Pedestrian crosses the street inappropriately (more common than common). 3, The police car speeding away after hesitating after causing an accident is considered fleeing (uh…relatively common). 4, The person filming the video driving around the injured and continuing on (don’t know what happened next but this is definitely common).