The LVMPD Gets Some National Exposure, But Not In a Good Way

The Killing of Trevon Cole by

LVMPD Detective Bryan Yant is

Today’s “Raid of The Day

Rise of the Warrior CopRadley Balko, senior writer and investigative reporter for the Huffington Post, has extensively covered the erosion of our civil liberties at the hands of an increasingly oppressive criminal justice system. He is currently wrapping up work on his new book “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces.” 

As a prelude to the book’s publication, Balko has been featuring incidents of deadly police aggression he researched for the forthcoming book. Today, Balko took a look at the 2010 killing of Trevon Cole, by Metro’s most famous perjurer, Bryan Yant.

LVMPD's Bryan Yant

LVMPD’s Bryan Yant

Due out in July, but currently available for pre-order, Rise of the Warrior Cop, will take a look at how the implementation of SWAT teams by both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles police departments marked the beginning of a deadly movement by America’s law enforcement away from the friendly public servants of the 1950s to the cops of today who have increasingly come to resemble ground troops who no longer see the American home as the sanctuary our forefathers envisioned, and no longer see themselves in partnership with the community but been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as nothing more than the enemy. The type of police force we saw going door-to-door in Boston in  full combat gear searching homes without a warrant.

America Under Fire

Cops don’t  want to even know

…about allegations of misconduct

When a Henderson Police Officer was captured on video repeatedly kicking a motorist in the head police supporters tell us these are “isolated incidents.” This video seems to contradict the tired “isolated incident'” argument  that police departments and police unions always fall back on, as the same result to citizen attempts of filing a complaint against police is repeated over and over.

How many times does something have to happen before  we stop calling  these incidents “isolated?”

Guess What’s Striking Fear in the Hearts of Law Enforcement officers across the country.

It’s not just guys with guns that scare the bejesus out of police offices As we see here, and here and again here, cops face even a more dangerous group of enemies than we could ever imagine, the family dog.

Think of the worst person you know.

Now take away reason and accountability

What happens when you give a man power, a gun and no repercussions. This has to be why police officers commit sex crimes about three times more often than the general public