Earlier this month, police broke into Trevon Cole's apartment and shot him in the head. He died at the scene, while his pregnant fiance hid in the closet. Police claim Trevon made a "furtive movement." But what qualifies as a "furtive movement?" Trevon Cole's fiance and her lawyer join us to tell what happened that night. Plus, a criminology professor tells us about similar cases.
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Go check your FACTS and come back.Rory –Jul 9, 2010 10:14:21 AM
To officer Garrett Vandereecken
cudos for giving your full name i guess is was wrong
but U couldnt even pass a lie detector test.
have u ever seen or heard of a fellow police officer breaking the LAW , violating his oath ,of office, (to protect and defend the constitution).
or lie on the witness stand,
and then failed to report them?
a police report is not a sworn (key word) affidavit ,
it is called a declaraion
police are taught to bend, manipulate , destort
the facts (truth) in police academy 1.
prima facia evidense the O J trial.
Sentient Being –Jun 29, 2010 12:16:13 PM
if u want to know about police integrity ask
Mark Ferman, who lied under oath in front of the whole country.
a felony , perjury.
did he get prosecuted for that no. why?
the f b i or justice dept need to do a through investigation, of crime scene. and show it on tvs florencic files , or the tv show best evidence.
but this will never happen,Sentient Being –Jun 29, 2010 12:02:20 PM
lets not forget the sham jury system
a trial by jury is not the same as a jury trial.
but a lawyer could nt tell u the difference.
DNA has freed more people from death row than
all had a jury of 12 mostly white anglo
saxon males, who live the white anglo saxon dream, because that is what this country is only for white anglo saxons. not indians , blacks , hawawians, eskamos , filapinos , pueto Ricans,
mexicans, spanish , french, who are all more indiginous to the land than they are.
than the white immigrant.
that is why now they dont want any immirgants. Sentient Being –Jun 29, 2010 11:54:12 AM
TO OFFICER GARRETT
-THE POLICE DECLINED TO GIVE THEIR SIDE
-THE WITNESS WHO HAD FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE
GAVE HER FACTUAL TESTIMONY
NEVER SAID POLICE SHOWED HER A ALLEGED WARRANT and REFUSED TO TELL her ANYTHING
ANYTHING THE POLICE DID AFTER THAT (NO PROBABLE CAUSE) IS A CRIMINAL ACT ON THE PART OF THE POLICE. THEY ARE ACTING IN THEIR PRIVATE CAPCITY , NOT OFFICAL.
-THIS IS WHY LIE DETECTOR TESTS ARE INADMISSIBLE
THERE ISNT A POLICE OFFICER, OR LAWYER , JUDGE ,
COURT REPORTER, WHO COULD PASS ONE. ( i have first hand knowledge )
these police officers will never take a lie detector test in there life time. ( independent tester )
-the problem police police them selves no checks and balances. ( again no independent impartial , oversite )
Sentient Being –Jun 29, 2010 06:22:29 AM
the injustice system is the same as
the sham coroners inquest,
the sham grand jury
the sham public pretender
the sham impartial trier of fact (the judge , who will rush u to judgment ( not a speedy trial never) prosecute u from the bench, don't even need a so-called prosecutor)
why do we need to pay for justice,
money cant buy justice, money can only buy injustice.
police will never tell u their name
not even when u get a ticket try and read their
name and never their first name,
only on tv.
what r they afraid of .
i have asked them they flat out refuse and ignore u
justice should be free,
Sentient being –Jun 28, 2010 21:31:23 PM
did not state the police officers had a warrant
if had a warrant would have said so while breaking down the door
would have had to show said warrant to girlfriend
she never mention it
-the warrant argument is suspect at best
-and love to see the information on the alleged warrant
-lady caller "police don't want to work with
any body other than another police officer
-they need to change hiring practices for police
starting with psychological test
no doubt hewy have a large percentage of police are sociopaths and even psychopaths
suffer from severe inferiority complexes
and have a desire to physical abuse someone
-i was arrested by police woman who arrested me
because when she asked me for my social security
number i told her my license is sufficient and
it is against the LAW to ask for my social security number ( title 42 USC )
and is not to be used for identification
total abuse of power nt authority
-which was it shots fired or serving warrant
this is not the first officer who had multiple
3 the police work for the judges and the police ,
insurance companies and are agent provocateurs
police they r the criminalSentient being –Jun 28, 2010 21:16:13 PM
I just listened to your "Furtive Movement" topic and have to say, would it be possible to at least get the facts straight on what happened before you debate it... "Police broke in the apartment???" I am a police officer with Metro and I'm absolutely disgusted with the way the media distorts the fact on everything they do.
-as a man who has lived in Las Vegas since 1949, I'VE HAD IT!
-as a white man I'VE HAD IT!
-as a former drug counselor I'VE HAD IT!
-as a former drug user I'VE HAD IT!
-as a Las Vegas resident who has watched Metro shoot people for 20 years =
and never have a "bad apple" I'VE HAD IT!
-as a booster of Las Enforcement I'VE HAD IT!
It's time we cleaned up Metro's tendency to whitewash their bad officer's conduct.
It's time we had Law Enforcement we can Trust.William –Jun 28, 2010 10:35:26 AM
It is very sad and repulsing for Las Vegas metro are allowed to be prejudice gangster cowards with badges they kill innocent people most of the time and want to justify it by using police terminology such as furtive movement what about they're movement? Some of those narcotic officers are drug users and abusers themselves could it be that this 34 year old narcotics officer grew into a trigger happy punk because he has gotten away with it before? Of course there going to look out and protect each other especially the monster they created in baby boy yant!
monica mitchell of los angeles –Jun 28, 2010 10:16:10 AM
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and his fiance and newborn child for Treyvon's tragedy. One can only hope that through time they can heal and keep his memory alive for his child.
There is no doubt that there are prejudices in our society towards black people and too much stereotyping of these young black males. They are victimized too.
Thank you.Lisa K. –Jun 28, 2010 09:49:16 AM
This is the only place I have ever lived where I fear the police more than the criminals. The post-incident inquiry process seems very thin and prejudiced always in favor of the police.
They even shot and killed the ice cream lady!Lori Blain –Jun 28, 2010 08:29:05 AM
The Las Vegas law enforcement community is not beholden to the silly rules of human rights and the endless amount of time and cost it takes to prosecute criminals. It may be true that the force was excessive - but was the reduction of a criminal worth it? This is a town that is truly owned by the police and if you get sideways with these guys you are going down. Just like all other excessive force incidents, this too will be rules "justifiable". Those in the community who disagree with this policy are on notice - police do what they want - and that's the way most in the community like it. Sparky49 –Jun 26, 2010 07:39:43 AM