Fairfax County Police say there is no evidence that an increase in the number of robberies in the Reston area this year is due to the opening of Metro’s Silver Line in Reston 15 months ago……Okay, then disband the redundant Metro squad formed by the Fairfax County Police and save the Fairfax taxpayer a half a million a year but we all know that once you give a weak minded person power, they’ll never give it up.
None of what follows really matters because in the end result Torres will walk away clean from all of this because, this here, Y’all is Dixie Justice. Watch and see.
Quick draw Adam D. Torres, the Fairfax County police cop who gunned down an unarmed John Geer in 2013…three years ago, think you’d get the same treatment?.....wants to delay the inevitable by asking to have his trial moved out of state…and, oh, yeah, he’d also like to be freed from jail until then.
John Geer was talking to the cops in his Springfield townhouse when Torres shot him in front of dozens of witnesses.
Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond “I’ll do anything for a cop” Morrogh said he would be filing responses in court so prepare for the worst despite the fact that Torres told detectives that Geer had suddenly jerked his hands to his waist and might have been going for a second weapon. Four cops on the scene said Geer’s hands were near his head and did not move suddenly.
Proving once again that the Fairfax County Police have way, way, way too much time and money on their blood soaked hands, on November 7 the cops held 605 citizens against their will in what they call “A sobriety checkpoint”
In three hours of what should be an illegal stop, the boys in blood stopped over 600 cars of a busy road causing a traffic backup and made two arrests for driving while intoxicated but failed to give any stats on the alcohol blood levels.
They also charged two people with possession of marijuana which, at this point, is only a crime to the cops.
This week, to make sure you understand that they have way, way, way too much time and money on their blood soaked hands, the cops are going to be conducting seat belt checks……stop and think about that…..the county is bleeding money and these clown are out stopping innocent people to see if their seat belts are on.
It’s your tax dollar. It’s your government. They’ll keep doing this until you speak up.
The Associated Press
The American Civil Liberties Union launched a free smartphone app in Maryland, the District and Virginia on Friday that allows users to record police actions and instantly transfer the video to the organization's attorneys for review.
ACLU officials hope Mobile Justice becomes a citizens' version of officer-worn body cameras, making police more accountable and deterring incidents of excessive force. The app, available for the iPhone and Android operating systems, has been available for several years in a number of states, including New York, Colorado and California. Officials said it has been downloaded about 300,000 times.
The app uses a smartphone's camera to record incidents. The video is automatically transferred to the ACLU, to preserve it in case the phone is lost, confiscated or destroyed. Users fill out a report documenting the location, time and people involved in the incident. If the incident appears to show police misconduct or a violation of civil rights, the ACLU can choose to take action.
The app can also notify users when other users nearby have been stopped by police. This allows them to witness and record the interaction. The app includes a "Know Your Rights" section, with state-specific guides for interacting with and recording the police.
"The app puts the public on the same footing with the police," said Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia. "People can take their own video and make a choice about when to disclose it."
Gastañaga said the ACLU spent the summer studying the use of body cameras by police and that the release of Mobile Justice was, in part, a response to it. She said body cameras were intended to "open up transparency and accountability and help restore trust" in police, but she said if public records laws aren't changed to mandate the release of the videos, it won't have much impact.
"If you know citizens are taking film and it's made available to ACLU, and we'll have an opportunity to make decisions if civil rights have been violated contemporaneously with events, that might change how you treat police-worn body cameras," she said.
Maj. Edward O'Carroll, director of public affairs for Fairfax County police, said in an e-mail that although he has not reviewed the app, the department supports citizens' rights to record police, as long as it doesn't obstruct officers' actions, jeopardize safety or incite others to break the law.
"We want the community to be informed, safe, and trust the officers who are tasked with their roles as community law enforcement," O'Carroll said.
Likewise, Greg Shipley, a Maryland State Police spokesman, said that the department has no issue with the app and that police "welcome the opportunity to display their professionalism during interactions with the citizens we serve."
The launch comes after cellphone video has played a pivotal role in a number of high-profile cases of excessive force by officers against African Americans, including Freddie Gray in Baltimore and Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C. Many of the videos have gone viral and helped build a national movement against police violence.
The Mobile Justice app is available, in English and Spanish versions, through the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Under the terms of the app, the ACLU has the right to use a video submitted as it chooses. Gastañaga said that could mean mounting a campaign in some cases or choosing to do nothing if the video does not show misconduct. The ACLU also warned people to notify police if they have been stopped and are attempting to reach for a phone to record the interaction.
The ACLU said it has received tens of thousands of videos through Mobile Justice, but it has not pursued litigation in any case.
ACLU officials in New York City said a similar app made to document interactions between police and residents as part of the controversial stop-and-frisk program has generated thousands of video submissions, but no litigation has arisen from it.
Mobile Justice is one of a crop of police-accountability apps that have come out in recent years. Among others, Five-O allows users to rate officers, and Swat allows users to livestream police encounters and file complaints.