Tag Archive: James Boyd


Citizens Take Over Albuquerque City Council, Call For The Arrest Of Chief

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Angry protesters took over Albuquerque City Council Monday night calling for immediate change at APD and the ousting of both Albuquerque’s Police Chief, Mayor and more.

  Protesters even called for the arrest and issued a “people’s warrant” to APD Chief Gordon Eden.

“ This is no longer your meeting, this is the people’s meeting,” protester David Correia, an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, said into a commandeered microphone as shown in the KRQE video below. “We now serve a people’s warrant for arrest on Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden.” “

 

 

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Department Of Justice Investigation Confirms Albuquerque Police ‘Executing’ Citizens

 

 

 

APD Protests

 

 

” Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico are marching on the police department Saturday to demand retribution against the city’s mayor and police chief for their role in the police force’s documented “execution” of citizens.

  The march comes after the Department of Justice slammed the Albuquerque Police Department for their frequent use of excessive and lethal force in a damning report released on Thursday.

  Though, according to advocates, abuse by local law enforcement has been systemic for years, calls for increased scrutiny of the APD were amplified following the police shooting death of James Boyd, a homeless man suffering from mental illness, on March 16.

  Advocates welcomed the DOJ’s findings, saying the report was “spot on” in terms of identifying the root causes of this behavior, such as the “aggressive culture of the department” and the way in which “force is prioritized in training.”

  However, according to David Correia, an organizer with the Task Force for Public Safety who has been working with families of victims of APD violence, the DOJ’s inclusion of Mayor Richard J. Berry and police chief Gorden Eden in the negotiations for the consent decree, which will dictate how those recommendations will be implemented, is a “non-starter” for the community groups.

The Justice Department investigation, launched in November 2012, found:

APD officers too frequently use deadly force against people who pose a minimal threat and in situations where the conduct of the officers heightens the danger and contributes to the need to use force;

APD officers use less lethal force, including electronic controlled weapons, on people who are passively resisting, non-threatening, observably unable to comply with orders or pose only a minimal threat to the officers; and

Encounters between APD officers and persons with mental illness and in crisis too frequently result in a use of force or a higher level of force than necessary.”

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Anonymous Press Release Operation Albuquerque

 

 

 

 

Published on Mar 25, 2014

” TheAnonPress Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheAnonPress88
Transcript: http://pastebin.com/V7cJYsai

  Greetings city of Albuquerque, we are Anonymous. Recently, a video has been released to the public which shows Albuquerque Police Officers murdering a man in cold blood for ‘illegally camping’. This man, which was schizophrenic, obviously had no intention of hurting these police officers, on the contrary, this man looks as if he is simply attempting to protect himself from visually fierce militarized thugs. Whether this man had a history of crime is irrelevant. We drastically need to address the growing police state that has occupied our country. When will we say no more? How many more citizens will be murdered? Naturally, the APD will attempt to label Anonymous as a terrorist organization for our demands of justice, but the question has to be asked. Who do we terrorize? Is it not a growing police state that terrorizes it’s own citizens?

  APD you now have the full attention of Anonymous. To the citizens of Albuquerque, it’s time to organize. On March 30th we are asking the citizens of Albuquerque to occupy the APD HQ and occupy the sites of the Albuquerque Police Department. Let them know that your city is not a place for war games against the homeless and the less fortunate. Anonymous grab your cannons and aim them at Albuquerque police websites.

DATE/Time: March 30th 3am UTC/GMT
TARGETS: http://www.cabq.gov/police/http://www.apdonline.com/index_flash….
DOWNLOAD: http://sourceforge.net/projects/loic/

Know that this will not stand. APD, you should have expected us. “

 

 

We are Anonymous.

We are Legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

Expected us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APD Chief: Threat Directed At Officer Justifies Foothills Shooting

 

 

” Video from an officer’s helmet camera raises many questions about an officer-involved shooting Sunday in the foothills.

  As the suspect appears to surrender, police move in and ultimately shoot James Boyd, 38, several times with assault rifles. 

  Boyd had agreed to end a three-hour standoff and walk down the hill. First, he tried to make sure police will keep their word. 

” Don’t change up the agreement. I’m going to try and walk now. Don’t try to harm me. If you keep your word, I can keep you safe,” says Boyd to officers. 

  Boyd’s hands are empty. He puts on his backpack. He reaches down to pick up a thermos, puts it in his right hand and grabs a blue bag in his left hand.

  Just as he takes his first step to walk down police set off a flash-bang grenade. It fills the area with smoke to distract Boyd as a K-9 rushes him.

  The question police refuse to answer Friday was why they fired the flash-bang, when Boyd had all of his belongings and started walking down the hill. As the situation escalates, Boyd reaches both hands into his pockets and pulls out what appears to be knives. “

 

 

   Read more at the KOAT … HT/FreeThoughtProject … Watch the video at the KOAT link and you will learn the one of the officers involved , Keith Sandy , was fired from the NM State police for fraud but never prosecuted and ultimately hired by the Albuquerque PD where he now serves as a detective .