Lawsuit: Car Passenger Tased 11 Times, Criminally Charged after Asking Officer “Why?”

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    Although police violence doesn’t grab headlines as often as it did a few years ago, the problems of unnecessary and excessive force continue throughout the country. One case out of Glendale, Arizona is making its rounds on the Internet after the body camera video from the officers was released to the public.

    If you click through to the very disturbing video, you can see what is detailed in the federal lawsuit against the officers and the Glendale Police Department (GPD): In July 2017, Johnny Wheatcroft, a passenger in a stopped vehicle, asks why the police officer demanded to see his identification. The officer, Matt Schneider, falsely told Wheatcroft that vehicle passengers needed to carry identification. Schneider then needlessly escalates the situation, forcibly removing Wheatcroft from the car while still entangled in his seatbelt. Wheatcroft was physically abused and shocked with a Taser 11 times, several jolts of which were inflicted after he was prone and in handcuffs, including once in the groin area (the lawsuit asserts he was shocked directly on his genitals, though GPD released a statement denying this and said the Taser was applied to Wheatcroft’s thigh). This spectacle all takes place in front of Wheatcroft’s wife and rightfully horrified children who were in the backseat of the car.

    Wheatcroft was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault. He spent months in pretrial detention before charges were dismissed after review of the footage.

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    Only a few bad apples folks

    video at news report link below

    Holy fucking shit !

    Fuck the DNC and its heard of goats

  • #104692

    Ohio Barbarian
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    This is why people hate cops. Comply or die if the cop is in a particularly bad mood or feeling paranoid that day, get tortured if it’s just an ordinary day.

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  • #104704

    Mr. Mickeys Mom
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    I would say, UNBELIEVABLE, but here it is, about 2 years later… BELIEVABLE.

    No accountability…. No transparency…. Nothing that was meant to represent “protecting and serving” the public funding a police department except a sick and demented police structure. Based on personal observations of how a corrupt police department gets out of hand, the fish stinks from the head down.


    Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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    Hi l0nix,

    The thing noticed from this perspective is the lack of concern from the 1%.  One suspects the 1% appreciate that the thin blue line is the only thing keeping the 99% from separating their heads from their shoulders.  And that enables a suffocating tolerance and tacit acceptance of the police state.


    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
    - John F. Kennedy

    "In a Time of Universal Deceit - Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act."
    - George Orwell

    "They must find it difficult ... Those who have taken authority as the truth,
    Rather than truth as the authority."
    - Gerald Massey

    "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
    - Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • #104782

    NV Wino
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    Unbelievable. These cops not only deserve to be fired, they deserve general population in the nearest prison.

    “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
    “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

  • #104979

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    Good grief. These dirty cops continue doing this shit because they know there will be zero consequences now. They are torturing and killing, without provocation, because they can! That cop needs to be sued – though the so-called “Justice” system is just as corrupt.

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