For this blog's single, full-time working author, it is impossible to keep up with the sheer number of police crimes and authoritarian acts of terrorism, which take place in just [this] country alone. Add to that, armed racist vigilantes who seem to be brought to justice at rates only slightly higher than those of actually bastard-ass cops (official state/govt. powers do go a long ways, but White male privilege alone also tends to help greatly).
The purpose of this latest entry by Targeting Cops is to give updates (with biases, of course) to a handful of previously covered cases. There is some good news, some fucked-up news, the rest continues to unfold and awaits final conclusion...
RACIST KILLER DUNN FOUND GUILTY of 1st DEGREE MURDER!
The shooting murder of Jordan Russell Davis was first covered HERE back in February 2014. On November 23rd 2012 Davis, a 17 year old Black high school kid, was riding with friends when they parked at a gas station in Jacksonville, FL. Racist thug Michael Dunn was also at that gas station at the same time. Dunn, a resident of Satellite Beach (roughly 40 miles south of Jacksonville), was in town for his son's wedding. Dunn had taken "offense" to supposedly loud music which was playing from the Dodge Durango SUV in which Davis had been a passenger. Even though he was going to be at the gas station for all of, maybe, 5 goddamned minutes, Dunn began bullying the Black teens to turn their music down. When they refused (as they were well within their Right to have done so), Dunn pulled out a gun and fired ten bullets into the teen's SUV. Several of those bullets hit Davis, killing him. His three friends were physically unharmed, though severely traumatized.
Dunn, along with his [then] girlfriend, went back to their hotel room. As cold-blooded as any human could be, Dunn ordered pizza, enjoyed a good night's sleep, and went back home the next day - where he was arrested and taken into custody. Dunn tried to claim he was "standing his ground" against "thuggish Black teens" whom had "pointed a shotgun" at him. He claimed to have "feared" for his life. These were all bold-faced LIES and they did his sorry ass no good in court. On February 15th 2014, a jury had deadlocked on first degree murder in Davis' death, but had found him guilty of three counts of attempted murder (for the other three people who were in the vehicle that night, all of whom testified against Dunn during trial). Even though Dunn (45 years old at the time) had already faced up to 75 years in prison for the attempted murder convictions, reaction to the verdict was mixed. After all, HOW could this violent racist thug be guilty of trying to shoot three innocent people, but not as guilty of shooting the one person who ended up dead???
That question would [begin] to be answered on September 22nd 2014, when Dunn would face re-trial for Davis' death. On October 1st, Dunn was FOUND GUILTY of first degree murder! In addition to the 75 years he already was facing, Dunn now is looking at a mandatory life sentence... without the chance of parole. In other words, Dunn's ass is DONE! TC will give a 'final report' when this revolting POS is sentenced.
Justice had: Rest In Peace, brother. You have been avenged...
McBRIDE MURDERER SENTENCED!
As first reported HERE last year, on November 2nd 2013 Renisha McBride had gotten into a car crash while driving back home to Detroit, MI. McBride, who had been intoxicated at the time, was able to walk away from the crash, but she was dazed, bloodied, and likely suffered a concussion. The 19 year old Black woman was searching for help in the early hours of that morning, when she ended up on the front steps of Theodore Wafer's home. Wafer, an airport employee at that time, heard someone banging on his front door. When he opened it and saw a desperate, injured, petite young woman who wasn't White, he raised the shotgun which was already in his hand, pointed it at McBride's head, and blew her away. Wafer took his sweet time calling 911, and police/medical response showed up to find McBride lying on the front lawn, with part of her face detached. The murder took place in Dearborn Heights, a suburb of Detroit.
After a couple of weeks of the local authorities dragging their feet, Wafer was finally arrested for murder on Nov. 15th. Wafer initially claimed that the gun had "discharged" by accident. He later changed his story and claimed that he "feared for his life", even though he had shot the young woman through a locked screen door. In another RARE case, White Male Privilege (WMP) did not have the typical outcome. On August 17th 2014, Ted Wafer, 55, was FOUND GUILTY of second degree in the killing of Renisha McBride! That was the last word on this case, until Wafer's sentencing. That came on September 3rd, when Wafer was sentenced to 15 - 30 years in prison. So, that's it for him!
MARISSA ALEXANDER'S NEW TRIAL - FACING 60 Yrs!
Even though no one was killed or even injured in this particular case, it is certainly one of the most disturbing and infuriating accounts of pure, criminal injustice ever covered by TC.
On August 1st 2010, Marissa Alexander had been involved in a violent altercation with her estranged husband Rico Gray. At the time Alexander, who was 31 then, had just given birth prematurely to her youngest of three children. Gray attacked, strangled, and threatened to murder Alexander inside their Jacksonville, FL home. At least one of her children was present during this severe act of domestic violence. Alexander attempted to escape through the garage, but could not get the garage door to open. Since her very life was in danger, Alexander retrieved her permitted handgun from her vehicle. She then re-entered the house where Gray confronted her once again. Alexander fired ONE warning shot past her attacker. The bullet ricocheted off a wall and lodged in the ceiling. NO ONE was harmed.
Note: Gray assaulting and threatening the life of his estranged wife aren't just accusations coming from Alexander. Gray himself has corroborated his own actions on that day, as well as threatening to have her killed, during sworn deposition. Not only that, but Gray has also admitted to beating up other women whom he'd been involved with in the past. Not only that, but some of these women have offered their own sworn testimony of having been abused by Gray. Not only THAT, but Alexander's son had testified on his mother's behalf in court (during her first trial) that Gray was violent and abusive.
Despite this well justified act of self defense in which no one was hurt, in which the person in question truly did STAND HER GROUND, Alexander was arrested. She was later "offered" a plea deal to do just "a few years" in prison. For the mother of three who had no criminal record, who rightfully defended herself against a violent lunatic whom later admitted to threatening her life, who used a gun which had been legally registered to her, such a "deal" from prosecutors was unacceptable and offensive! Alexander and her lawyers went to trial instead.
In May 2012, Alexander was found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The verdict was handed down in 12 minutes, by an all-White jury. Thanks to Florida's 10-20-Life law, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison, despite the fact that Alexander has no prior criminal record and never harmed anyone. Her case drew massive international attention, as well as many comparisons to the infamous murder trial of George Zimmerman POS. This was due largely to the outrageous, bizarro-world levels of injustice in each case. But also largely, perhaps mostly, because Alexander's and Zimmerman's trails both had the same prosecutor - Angela Corey, first covered HERE in this blog.
Naturally, citizens were enraged by what had been one of the worse abortions of justice there had ever been in FL. But before Jacksonville could be burned to the ground, and appellate court reversed the verdict on September 23rd 2013, stating that the the jury instructions were improper and that the 'burden of proof' had been impossibly shifted from the prosecution to the defense. A new trial had been ordered and Alexander was released on bail on November 27th 2013.
Alexander's second trial had been scheduled for July 2014, at least that was the case when TC did a follow-up HERE back in March of this year. But instead of 20 years, she now faces 60 years if convicted. Fucking racist, evil Republican cunt Angela Corey is once again persecuting the case. It now appears that trial has been delayed or re-scheduled. In July this year, Alexander had been denied a hearing to seek prosecution immunity based upon FL's much maligned Stand Your Ground law. Beyond that, there seems to be little other news on this, as of now. Of course, this blog's author will be right on top of any new revelations, regarding a trial underway, as well as an outcome...
Stay strong, sista!: Alexander seen here, flanked by her attorneys Bruce Zimet (left) and Faith Gay (right).
LATEST ZIMMERMAN ANTICS
When has this revolting piece-of-shit not been in the news? In lieu of regular employment, one of the worst human beings on Earth has managed to cultivate quite the "celebrity" status for himself. He's been selling his shitty artwork online, terrorizing ex-girlfriends, posing as a "security guard" for a motorcycle and gun shop, which the owner vehemently denies. Frankly, he really does not deserve the attention. However, it does well to keep tabs up on him, since some things just might be relevant. As has been mentioned before, Zimmerman isn't nearly good enough for martyrdom. May he be cursed and tormented until his very last days. He deserves far worse!
On Sept. 9th 2014, the murderer of Trayvon Martin was involved in a road rage incident in Lake Mary, FL in which he [once again] threatened someone's life. The street altercation involved Zimmerman proclaiming to the motorist Matthew Apperson, "Do you know who I am", right before threatening to shoot Apperson dead. Apperson pulled into a near by gas station and called police, but by the time they bothered showing up Zimmerman was gone.
But that's not all. In addition to his violent outbursts, often involving guns or threatening the use of guns, Zimmerman is also infamously known for his stalking behavior. Such was proven once again when Zimmerman showed up at Apperson's place of work two days after the road rage incident. Apperson called 911 for a second time and cops pulled Zimmerman over a few blocks away. Once again, as in prior violent and creepy altercations, police questioned the infamous child murderer - but declined to arrest him.
Also, Zimmerman had been the target of a civil rights probe by the DOJ's Civil Rights division for the past two years. However, as that investigations reaches its conclusion, it's been reported that the cowardly thug will not be facing any federal civil rights charges. So he's off the hook for that, as well.
ERIC FREIN STILL NOT FOUND - GOOD!
As first covered HERE by this blog, American folk hero Eric Matthew Frein has continued to skillfully elude police capture! Frein, a trained marksman and war reenactment enthusiast, is the sole suspect in a sniper ambush on a police/trooper barracks in rural PA, which left one cop dead and another seriously wounded. The alleged ambush took place on September 12th 2014. Frein, a self-taught survivalist, was reported to have retreated to the backwoods after the alleged attack, where authoritarians from all manner of jurisdictions local/state/federal have concentrated their search efforts. But in addition to Frein's survival skills, the heavily forested terrain has made attempts to apprehend the alleged cop-killer... difficult, to say the least.
Latest significant news regarding the search effort is that scared-ass cops have reportedly found a hand-written note which is said to have been left by Frein. Ok. Meanwhile, righteous support for Frein has continued to increase, as an out-of-control manhunt dredges on, and people's civil rights continue to get trampled upon. As more and more people wake up, they will begin to see police for the absolute monsters they truly are.
'KILLER' DAVE LIKELY TO AVOID JAIL
Targeting Cops first picked up on a Willamette Week article regarding Dave's Killer Bread founder Dave Dahl, after he snapped and made Washington County cops earn their paychecks last November. TC first covered it HERE, after the epic incident. Gone over were not only Dahl's alleged crimes at that time, but the life he had lead prior.
Seen better days: Dahl during an early court proceeding, shortly after his arrest last winter.
After a life of crime-for-survival, drug dealing, and drug addiction, Dave Dahl had ended up in prison. Upon being released, Dahl turned his life around, abandoned drugs, and started his company Dave's Killer Bread, utilizing skills he had honed while growing up in his family's bread-making business. DKB was founded in 2005 and is based in Milwaukee, OR. On November 14th 2013, Dahl seemingly had a mental breakdown and lead Washington co. cops on a high-speed chase, wrecking two patrol cars and causing superficial injuries to several sheriff's deputies, from which they all had swiftly recovered. Good for them.
At that time, there was wild speculation as to what caused the local icon to flip. Many openly wondered if Dahl had tragically relapsed. Well after nearly a year, there appears to be some resolution to the case. Dahl recently had a trial date delayed, but apparently he and his lawyers are hammering out a deal which would allow the reformed bread-maker to plead guilty except from insanity. In return, Dahl will likely avoid any jail time - obviously a positive step. The plea deal probably has much to do with the fact that Dahl had been recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Dahl's lawyers had for months argued that their client's actions last Nov. were the result of a severe manic episode.
Dahl has come a long way. Here's hoping he receives the proper mental health treatment gets back on top of his game. Unfortunately, his company has since seen fit to throw Dahl under the bus, and this is almost certainly due to DKB's corporate New York-based investors. So, when Dahl eventually gets his shit back together, he's got some serious housecleaning to do!
CITY STOPS FOOTING BILL FOR FERRELL'S KILLER
The murder of Jonathan Ferrell had first been covered HERE last November. On September 14th 2013, Ferrell was heading home in Charlotte, NC when his lost control of his car and crashed. Having suffered only minor injuries, the former FAMU college football player managed to escape the wrecked vehicle. Disoriented, Ferrell walked along a dark suburban road that late night when he came across a residential home. In need of medical help, Ferrell knocked on the front door. The racist cunt who was home at the time, Sarah McCartney, instead called 911 - telling dispatchers that a "huge Black guy was trying to break in". When [now former] officer Randall Kerrick arrived on the scene, he gunned Ferrell down without a second thought. With no chance to even respond, Ferrell had been shot ten times - gross overkill. He had recently moved to Charlotte from FL to be with his fiance Cache Heidel. Ferrell had been attending school in Charlotte in order to become an engineer.
Black extermination: Racist, trigger-happy cop thug Kerrick left, Ferrell right.
In a rare act of justice which still seems hard to believe, racist pig Kerrick was actually fired after murdering Ferrell - not given paid vacation! The peckerwood ex-cop has also indicted back in January this year on criminal charges.
What's happened since then is that in addition to an upcoming criminal trial, former officer Kerrick is also currently facing a civil lawsuit filed by Ferrell's family. The suit was filed in January and it also names the city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Rodney Monroe, as well. Also, on Sept. 14th 2014, the one-year anniversary of Ferrell's murder, Heidel visited the site where her fiance was killed.
Latest news is that Charlotte has ceased footing the bill for Kerrick's legal defense... GOOD! Charlotte's city manager actually had made the decision to stop covering Kerrick's sorry ass in mid-Aug. - but news of this was only made known last month. No word yet as to WHY the city would even choose to pay the legal defense for an [already fired] cop, almost a year after said cop shot and killed an unarmed civilian seeking help after a car crash.
Now on his own financially and shit out of luck, disgraced cop Kerrick currently faces felony charges of voluntary manslaughter. Perhaps he can launch a kickstarter campaign, so that racist dipshits can donate their pennies to his cause... Good luck. No trial date has been set.
Ferrell seen here in college graduation photos. His mother Georgia Ferrell, centered.
LATEST ON MANIAC COP REEVES
This case of the theater "text" shooting out of Florida was first covered HERE back in January of this year. Old man maniac cop Curtis Reeves Jr. gunned down a defenseless man inside a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, FL on Jan. 13th 2014. Chad Oulson had been texting his young daughter's baby sitter during the PREVIEWS before a screening of 'Lone Survivor'. Reeves, a 72 year old retired police capo at that time, became soo infuriated by this, that he decided to picked a fight with Oulson. When Oulson stood his rightful ground and refused to be bullied, Reeves pulled out a concealed handgun - which the premises strictly prohibits - and fired several bullets at Oulson, murdering him and injuring his wife Nicole Oulson. Reeves was arrested shortly after this sickening act of violence.
An update on this story was followed up on HERE back in June, with some revealing details. Including the [then] newly discovered fact that Reeves himself had been texting his son, just minutes prior to murdering a fellow moviegoer... over texting.
It cannot be overstated that all this drama and bloodshed had taken place before the goddamned movie had even started.
A trial date has been tentatively set for March 2015, delays notwithstanding. No specific date yet, but apparently a window of between the 2nd and the 30th of March 2015 has been applied by a local judge. Psycho cop Reeves was released from jail back in July, after a $150K bail had been granted. He has been on house arrest ever since. Any available updates on this case will be posted as soon as they are known.
DARK SECRETS KEPT BY UT COP WHO BUTCHERED FAMILY!
TC first reported on a UT cop who slaughtered his entire family before suiciding himself, seemingly without reason, HERE back in January 2014. At that time there wasn't much information to go on. Now, more is known.
On January 16th 2014, officer Joshua Boren of the Lindon, UT Police Gestapo murdered his wife Kelly Boren, their two young children, as well as his mother-in-law, right before blowing his own sorry head off with his service weapon. Little reason for this sick pig's motives were given at that time. Since then, what has been revealed is that the 34 year old Boren had held some dark secrets, a depraved sex addiction for one. It has also since been revealed that Boren had been drugging his wife Kelly, and sexually abusing her while she was unconscious.
After the multiple murders/suicide, an investigation had been launched, lasting for months. It had concluded in July and only then were more details made known to the public. Including the fact that Boren had been raping his wife, drugging her, sexually abusing her while she was knocked out, and videotaped his sick sexual crimes. It actually turns out that Joshua had been drugging and raping his wife repeated over a two-year span, sick POS. At some point, Kelly Boren had discovered video tapes of her husband - in the act of raping her unconscious body. Kelly had already wanted to divorce him by this time. The seven-month investigation also showed that the night before the gruesome multiple murder/suicide, Kelly and Joshua had exchanged a series of anger texts. In one text, Kelly confronted Joshua about sexual abuse. In another text, she threatened to move out and take the children with her. That night, the two basically agreed that their eight-year marriage was over... unfortunately, Kelly had no idea just how over it was.
Acts of a monster: horrendous pig-beast Boren pictured with his wife Kelly age 32, and their two children Jaden age 7, and Hayley age 5. This family photo masked some dark and twisted secrets.
Marie King age 55, Boren's mother-in-law. After murdering his wife and children, Boren shot King as well, before turning his police-issued service weapon upon himself.
Kelly Boren was a British national from Northampton, England. She had made the fatal mistake of moving to the U.S. to be with her deranged husband and raise their children. Her mother Marie joined her.
Other details of the investigation reveal:
- That Joshua had drugged and raped his wife as late as December 2013 - less than a month before he would slaughter his entire family.
- That Joshua had been seeing a therapist for his sexual addictions since Fall of last year.
- He hated sex offenders, yet at the same time fantasized about drugging and raping his wife. And that he also wished to abuse other women in the same manner.
- Word was starting to get out (amongst the small community, and fellow cops) about Joshua's perverted acts, and he feared he was about to be arrested and lose his career in law enforcement.
- Joshua himself had apparently been molested as a boy, and this had lead to some serious mommy issues (among many other things).
- His own father had committed suicide when Joshua was just five years old.
- After his father's suicide, Joshua's mother began whoring. One of her johns or "clients" was alleged to have molested Joshua as a small child.
- Google searches for "America's most brutal killers" and "narcissism" were made by Joshua shortly after he completed [what would be] his final shift for the police regime.
- The couple had already been legally separated at the time. Joshua was in the house alone, while his four victims were on Christmas vacation at Disneyland. When they returned, his shot them. Their bodies were discovered after Joshua had failed to show up for his shift duty the following night.
The murders had taken place in the family's home in Spanish Fork, UT, 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. The tiny city of Lindon is located nearby. Joshua had been employed by the Lindon police regime there.
An update on the police murders of John Crawford, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and other cases covered by Targeting Cops since this past Summer will be forth-coming within the next couple of weeks.