Caught On Camera: Arizona Cop Brutally Attacks Teen Girl: “I Can’t Breathe” [Updated]

A video uploaded to Facebook on Friday by Luis Paul Santiago shows a Mesa, Arizona police officer attacking and repeatedly punching a mentally ill 15 year old girl as her mother begs them to stop.

Screen capture at 0:37 of video by Luis Paul Puleo Santiago

Screen capture at 0:37 of video by Luis Paul Puleo Santiago

The young girl, who was reportedly a runaway, was screaming that she couldn’t breathe as her mother attempted to explain to the officers that she has mental problems as well as asthma.

The girl can be heard on the video, telling officers over and over “I can’t breathe” as she is pinned to the ground.

Luis Paul Santiago, the witness who filmed the violent encounter stated that police attempted to delete the video, and the second officer on the scene explained that the officer “behaved correctly” and stated that “if she needed to, she could have shot her dead.”

Santiago, who arrived on the scene in time to see the officer pull up, posted, “Just watched mesa PD punch a 15 year old girl in the face 2 times she was a runaway is this rely how we treat emotionally unstable teens? The cops wanted to delete this off my phone share the fuck out of this shit.”

He immediately uploaded the video to his Facebook, elaborating on the incident in it’s comments, “Literally 20 min ago on hawes and broadway the cop pulled up parked in the middle of the street and ran up on the girl and grabbed her and tried throwing her down right then was when I started recording the girl was just trying to walk away her mom kept screaming she was emotionally unstable.”

“We’re going to call her tonight we have her info. Pretty sad she had asthma that’s why she was kickin like a fish. The cop said the female cop acted correctly and if she needed to she can shoot her dead.” (more…)

Officials Attempt to Stop Wounded Warriors from Surfing on Veteran’s Day – Over Facebook Post

By Cassandra Rules @ The Free Thought Project.

San Diego, CA – As America celebrated its veterans this past Tuesday, officials in Solana Beach were busy harassing Wounded Warriors, reportedly because they had posted the event on Facebook and had not obtained a permit.

The 25 volunteers and the veterans were told to pack up their American flags and leave the beach, Joel Tudor told Fox5.

The Veteran’s Day event was organized by Operation Amped, a non-profit that aims to “share the ‘stoke’ of the surfing community and the healing potential of surfing with seriously ill, injured, or disabled U.S. military veterans and their families.”

The group had posted the details on Facebook, as well as the schedule which included a beach clean up (sounds oh-so criminal!).

“We want to invite you to join the Travis Manion Foundation on Tuesday, November 11th (Veterans Day) as we honor our nation’s veterans and fallen service members by serving the San Diego Community in their honor. The TMF Southern California Veterans Day “Day of Service” will include a beach cleanup and memorial paddle-out in conjunction with Operation Amped and San Diego Coast Keepers. Following the memorial paddle-out, TMF staff and volunteers will serve lunch to all veterans and participants in attendance.”

Event Details:
Date: Veterans Day – Tuesday, November 11th
Schedule of Events:
8:30-10am – Beach clean up
10-10:30am – Memorial Paddle Out
10:30-12pm – Surfing / beach fun
12-1:30pm – BBQ
Location: Cardiff State Beach – Seaside Reef Parking Lot, S. Coast Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075

During the event Joel Tudor, a respected professional surfer, took to Instagram to vent about a state park official who had arrived to shut down the gathering due to these wounded warriors not having a permit. Note the prosthetic leg standing between the official and the event organizer.

 Operation Amped ©Copyright 2014 by Joel Tudor/Instagram/@joeljitsu

©Copyright 2014 by Joel Tudor/Instagram/@joeljitsu

“In all my years of being a surfer and being hassled by the state parks, I’ve never seen such a asshole as this officer here! Today on Veterans Day of all days— this piece of shit had the audacity to tell the wounded warriors ( a none profit for wounded veterans who want to surf as a form of medication to their souls!) that they would need a permit to be at Cardiff due to a public post on Facebook— the post was made so that people could volunteer time and take a vet for a slide! Mind you that every vet there today had already payed the 15$ parking fee— at one point as the wanna be cop was hassling the organizer…. A woman with no leg crawled through the dirt behind this guy to the waves…. Talk about zero sympathy or respect for his country and it’s vets! Please repost this pic in hopes of this getting to this jerks boss! What a douche!” the caption read.

The post spread like wild fire on Instagram, being shared by surf legend Kelly Slater and many others- all voicing their disgust at this blatant disrespect for veterans on the holiday designated to honor their sacrifices.

“Amazing what people will pull when they have a little authority and a bad attitude. I hope you guys just ignored him and pretended you all just happened to be there going for a surf! #HumansSuck but I hope the #WoundedWarriors still got a few waves. Please repost!”

Nathan Fletcher, former state assemblyman and Marine, also reposted the photo and tagged Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, saying:

“Having previously sat on the legislative committee that overseas State Parks, I would hope there is a legislator out there willing to ask about the treatment of our wounded warriors who find peace through surfing at our state parks. They gave their body and soul for our country. Can’t the state at least let them surf?“

Ultimately the event was allowed to continue after the group agreed to pack up their barbeque and tent- clearly menacing and dangerous items. Thank goodness the government is protecting us from people grilling and creating some shade on a beach.

California State Park officials have issued a statement regarding the incident:

“For any planned, organized and coordinated events, State Parks requires a Special Event Permit both for the safety of all park/beach visitors, and to prepare with proper staffing. We regret any miscommunication in this case, however, the issue was very quickly resolved between State Parks and event organizers, and the event was allowed to continue without further incident. We see a lot of value in events like this, because they bring the community together, and we look forward to working with the organizers next year.”


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Ben Affleck Revealed As Next Batman in Warner Bros Unnamed Sequel To Man Of Steel

The Oscar®-winning star joins Henry Cavill in the first ever onscreen match-up of DC Comics’ most iconic characters.

Ben Affleck Revealed As Next Batman in Warner Bros Unnamed Sequel To Man Of Steel

Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne.  Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in “Man of Steel.”  The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.

Last month’s surprise announcement of the new movie featuring both Superman and Batman created a wave of excitement and immediately fueled discussion and debate—among fans as well as in the media—about who would put on the cape and cowl of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego.

Snyder successfully re-imagined the origin of Clark Kent/Superman in the worldwide blockbuster “Man of Steel,” which has earned more than $650 million worldwide to date, and climbing.  The director will now create an original vision of Batman and his world for the film that brings the two DC Comics icons together.

Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent.  The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

In the announcement, Silverman stated, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some.  His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman.  He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne.  I can’t wait to work with him.”

Kroll added, “We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman.  He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.”

Affleck recently starred in the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture “Argo,” which he also directed and produced, earning acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination for his performance in the film, as well as a number of directing honors.  In 2010, he starred in and directed the hit crime thriller “The Town.”  His recent acting work also includes “The Company Men,” “State of Play,” and “Hollywoodland,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. Earlier in his career, Affleck starred in and co-wrote (with Matt Damon) “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay.

The new Super Hero film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder.  Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers. Production is expected to begin in 2014.

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.


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