Sunday, June 17, 2018

Apparently Police Brutality Is No Big Thing In Pasadena


Above is the notice for an interesting presentation taking place this coming Tuesday evening over in the governmentally challenged City of Pasadena. Something I plan on checking out if I can escape the salt mines early enough. Here is a statement that went along with all of the above. And yes, the guy's name really is spelled "Lerry."

“I was beaten that day as if I was a runaway slave." On Nov 9, 2017, Christopher Ballew was accosted by police for having allegedly tinted windows. Officers Lerry Esparza and Zachary Lujan brutally assaulted him, and then filed deceptive police reports on the incident which accused Ballew of various offenses, which their own dash & body cameras conclusively prove he is innocent of having committed. All charges against Ballew have been dropped, but the officers still have not been disciplined. In this video, we put the available footage under a microscope in order to determine EXACTLY what happened that night.

Below is some of the video footage you will see if you attend Tuesday evening's talk.

Video here.

Not a very good look for the deeply troubled City of Roses. This should be quite an event.

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50 comments:

  1. Just imagine the number of prior beatings these thug cops have done that weren’t reported or captured on video.

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  2. Pasadena, home of Gucci apartheid.

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  3. The Pasadena Weekly celebrates now former Chief Sanchez's legacy.

    https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/15/sanchez-resigns-chief-to-leave-pasadena/

    Sanchez came under fire in December when he refused to place two police officers on administrative leave after video footage surfaced of police officers beating up Altadena motorist Christopher Ballew during a November traffic stop, leading to comparisons with the video of the Rodney King beating in 1991.

    Despite the outcries, officers Zachary Lujan and Lerry Esparza remained on duty until March 7.

    In an unrelated case, last Friday a grand jury indicted Lt. Vasken Gourdikian on four counts of illegally selling guns, lying on government forms and possessing a short-barrel rifle. Gourdikian, who has pleaded not guilty, remains free on $100,000 bail.

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  4. What an insult for Chris Ballew to compare himself to a run away slave, apparently this young man also ran away from history courses.

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    1. How were slaves beaten differently in your opinion?

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    2. Quite obviously slave owners did not have CalPERS pensions. They were in the private sector.

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  5. Where is Mayor "One Term Terry" Tornek on all of this? Cooking up some waffles?

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  6. Questionable Father's day for the Ballew home, assuming there is a father in the house. Mr. Ballew surely is relieved his son is safe, and alive.
    One of the first things you teach your young men is to not run, stop in place or surrender, no quick or fast moves, make sure your hands are in plain sight. Sad but true, young women and men of color have these survival skills taught to them at home.
    Good skills for any young people to have especially now that the public sentiment for authority is resistance.

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    1. Why do you have to assume there’s a father in the house?

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    2. There is beer in the fridge.

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  7. Everyone driving a car with tinted windows knows the Law; the tint cannot be so dark that a driver cannot be seen.
    The stop would have been made regardless who was driving, Black, White, Brown.
    Can't be bothered to see the video if this kid could not be bothered to follow the officer's requests upon being pulled over.

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    1. I don't see how that justifies beating the crap out of Ballew. Can you explain?

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    2. Pulled over? Come on fool, if you’re going to post here at least watch the video. The dude was at the gas station not pulled over.

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  8. 7:51am your ugly racism is showing again.
    Why would you say "cooking some waffles" and not say hamburgers or steak?

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    1. What is the racial significance of waffles to you?

      waf·fle1
      ˈwäfəl/Submit
      informal
      verb
      1.
      NORTH AMERICAN
      fail to make up one's mind.
      "Joseph had been waffling over where to go"
      2.
      BRITISH
      speak or write, especially at great length, without saying anything important or useful.
      "he waffled on about everything that didn't matter"
      synonyms: waver, vacillate, equivocate, sit on the fence
      "faced with this commitment, she waffled"
      noun
      noun: waffle
      1.
      US
      a failure to make up one's mind.
      "his waffle on abortion"
      2.
      BRITISH
      lengthy but trivial or useless talk or writing.
      synonyms: waver, vacillate, equivocate, sit on the fence
      "faced with this commitment, she waffled"

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    2. Cooking verbs? Sound like waffling....

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    3. Somebody is on the griddle.

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  9. Maybe the Mercedes didn't come from Rusnak.

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  10. The article says "allegedly"tinted windows.
    Was Chris Ballew driving impaired? Did he not see the PD lights flashing?

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    1. You didn't watch the video.

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  11. No where in the article does it mention Mercedes, and Rusnak would never sell an inferior Mercedes with over tinted windows.

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    1. Well, there you go. No way a non-Rusnak Mercedes can cross the city line into Gucciville.

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  12. Don't have time for the Ballew video, unless the Police Cam video is included from the point of calling in the pursuit.

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    1. Let me get this straight. You have time to hang out and leave comments, but you don't have time to view the material you are commenting on?

      Let me ask you a question. Do you wear your underpants over or under your overalls?

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    2. Ideally both sides will be filmed.
      Even then, though, not all can be clear.

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    3. One of the officers neglected to turn his body cam on until much later.

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  13. 9:18am better yet. If the kid was at a gas station and the car was parked, then why did he not just take the fix-it-ticket?

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    1. Judging by what is shown on the video a fix it ticket was not offered.

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    2. Better than a broken leg, though I am sure the lawsuit against the city will be profitable.

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  14. Beat down city 'Pasadena, California" the NAACP might have to issue a warning to anyone of color about police brutality in 2018? Much like American Airlines and this nasty state in the south, https://www.npr.org/2017/08/06/541929796/naacp-missouri-chapter-issues-travel-warning-for-people-of-color

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  15. One of the many weird things about this is it happened in Altadena. What were Pasadena cops doing in Altadena? Hunting?

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    1. It was on the border lake and woodbury it looked like

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  16. Mod - Prop 218 protest ballot received from the city yesterday. hearing date and time: July 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm

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  17. along with proposed rates. (no need to publish my comments - just wanted to let you know)

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  18. Looks like rates are a few cents lower for most consumers, the rate increase looks to be higher for 13-14 larger apartment complexes in the city.
    My amount of money on the rate will be less, as a protest vote for Sierra Madre Council continually asking for more money yet making no real attempt to decrease their spending, i am sending mine back into city hall.
    The 218 process is important. Homeowners and owners of the apartments should stand together, in my opinion.

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  19. Happy Fathers Day.
    1-3 young men lack a father figure in their home.
    TRAVISMANION.ORG check it out, along with the book.

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  20. What’s with people on Mt Wilson Trail that can’t bring themselves to say hello as they come to other hikers? Not even a wave of the hand. Must be the new society.

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    1. Find something else to gripe about. Let people commune in nature their way.

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  21. These two Pasadena officers make me sick! They should be fired! Absolutely unnecessary what they did! Arrogant and liars!

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  22. Looks like The testosterone was high on all sides, but the guys wearing hardware get my respect.

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  23. It looks like Arcadia police is the model cop. Except standing around Roger Chandler with their badges. They are looking good to be window dressing.

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  24. Mt. Wilson Trail greetings, each to their own.

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  25. That kid makes me sick, no respect. He should be locked up.
    Why is it that people dial 911, expect help, and then complain when help arrives.

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  26. This video needs to be submitted to 'TV show called COPS' and watch the feed back? Or ride along with the finest 'beat down car' in Pasadena, Ca.?

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  27. Time for Law Enforcement to make changes on how they make approaches to individuals and how they do take downs, so much has changed in society.
    So many people on medications, legal or street.
    So many people spend time on their cell phones, video games, Hollywood films are almost all rated for violence, media has been more than negative when reporting on the men and women in blue.
    Reevaluation and training are always a good thing.

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  28. If I recall correctly, Sierra Madre Tattler was one of the first news sources that covered the Christopher Ballew beating. Hats off to you for that. Nonetheless, I am sick of all the cops spreading Copaganda propaganda. Almost every time I login to Facebook, I have a "friend" who has shared some type of "Back The Blue," "Blue Lives Matter," etc. as if it is in direct rebuttal or retaliation to the Black Lives Matter movement.

    I am not black. However, I am sick and tired of all the Copaganda baloney floating around. I remember attending a local city counsel meeting (not Sierra Madre, but a nearby city) addressing police benefits. About a dozen bully cops showed up in full force, most wearing suits. However, some cops came dressed in their reserve military dress blues seated upfront against the counsel, arguing for increased police department salaries and benefits.

    As a taxpaying citizen, I was flabbergasted that the cops would intimidate the local city counsel in such a manner. They wanted more pay and benefits at the expense of us taxpayers. Yet very few of us took a stance against the bully cops. And some of us, six of us to be exact, were even booed for our "lack of support" for our police.

    At the time, which was last year, the chief in our city was making about $250k. Most of the department made well over $150k. How is speaking out against overpaid cops "lack of support" for our police? It's amazing how manipulative our public *servants* can be.

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    1. Why don't you cry about overpaid politicians, celebrities, athletes? Cops and Firefighters put their lives on the line day in and day and you're crying about what they get paid? Lebron just got a 154 million deal for four years. Now thats what we should be crying about. All at our expense, tickets, shoes, jerseys, season tickets all doubling because of this outrageous deal...

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    2. Here we are complaining about cops outrageous pay meanwhile all good cops are leaving SGV police departments at an alarming rate to better paying departments. I guess we will be left with the cops that no one wants.... Time to sell and move!

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