Rochester, NY Police Change their Story after officers Shoot Man being Evicted from his Apartment

Published On February 1, 2013 | By Davy V. | Articles

By Davy V.

What do you do when you shoot a man being evicted from his home for owing back rent?

Well, when you’re the Rochester, NY Police department, you immediately go into damage control mode, spin, twist, and change your story in order to justify using deadly force against a man holding a bottle of bleach.

In other words, you LIE.

That’s exactly what Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard and his thugs with badges down at the Public Safety building did, after Rochester, NY Police officers Antonio Gonzalez and James Ott shot Timothy Powell, a former homeless man being evicted from his downtown Rochester apartment.

Here’s what happened.

The Volunteers of America, a social services organization which supposedly offers transitional help to individuals who were formerly homeless, called Rochester Police and asked that they accompany court marshal Joseph Polizzi, to serve an eviction warrant on Powell.

Once there, police say that Powell, who has no criminal history, except a citation for having an open alcohol container, for which he paid a $25 fine, allowed officers to enter his apartment and according to police, cooperated.

The next thing that happened was a call for an officer involved shooting made by at least one of the officers there, Antonio Gonzalez and James Ott.

Both officers had opened fire on Powell.

Standing across the street from the scene of the shooting, Rochester, NY Police department public information officer, Sgt. Justin Collins, told media that officers shot Powell and that Powell was armed with a bottle of bleach which he allegedly used to throw bleach at officers.

That was all.

Then, hours later, Sgt. Collins contacted media to tell them that Powell was also armed with a knife.

The story had now changed.

Not surprising.

You have two officers who shot a man being evicted from his apartment for owing back rent.

A man who allegedly threw bleach at officers.

Officers then open fire on this man.

It’s not surprising that Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard, after looking at the situation and realizing his officers screwed up, knew he had to do something in order to justify shooting a man holding a bottle of bleach.

SO HE LIED.

And Timothy Powell, a man down on his luck, who has no criminal record, is now laying in a hospital bed, under 24 hour police guard, in custody, charged with felony assault on police officers.

And if you for one second doubt that the Rochester, NY Police department and Chief Sheppard are lying in order to protect their trigger-happy officers, think about this.

Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Justin Collins is a professional.

He is trained to communicate with the press.

That’s his job.

NO ONE in the Rochester, NY Police department moves without Chief Shepard’s permission.

Especially Collins.

He does NOT brief the media without first being given permission by Chief Sheppard.

So, with that being said, when Collins opened his mouth to address the media, he knew the facts that led up to the shooting.

Bleach.

NOTHING about any knife.

I mean what do you think would be more important for a police spokesperson to emphasize?

That a suspect came at officers with a bottle of bleach?

Or that a suspect attempted to attack officers with a knife?

I’m thinking the knife would be the one Collins would have wanted to mention, if it had really happened.

BUT IT DIDN’T.

Which is why he NEVER mentioned ANYTHING about a knife.

And why he ONLY spoke about bleach.

If Timothy Powell really had a knife, and attacked Rochester Police officers with it, he wouldn’t be in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to his hip.

If Timothy Powell really had a knife, and if he had attacked Rochester Police officers with it, his family would be planning a funeral.

No African-American or Latino man, or woman, who has ever brandished a knife at a trigger-happy Rochester, NY Police officer has ever lived to tell about it, much less shot in the hip.

They have been executed right on the spot.

Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard is lying.

Lying to protect his gang members.

 

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Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct. The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father's cable access television show, "La Voz Del Pueblo" (The Voice of The People). Davy V. later went on to produce and host "KEEP IT ON THE REEL", a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin' Razkals. Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens. "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" and Davy V.'s follow up, "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Davy V.'s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition. In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper. In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.
  • Larry Brothers

    I grew up in Rochester. I see nothing has changed.

  • t.

    Davy V. You are truly one of the most clueless people I’ve ever come across. And I’ve met some dumb ones. Heck, if I was the one of this officers, I’d sue you for defamation. The chief probably can’t due to his position, but calling the officers liars and murders isn’t protected speach. But more than that, its how naive you are. PIO’s give out information at various times during all kinds of incidents. And information changes. It is a reason why wise agencies say nothing and get accused of “covering up” things. But by waiting until the investigation is farther along…it avoids confusion, like what your are having. “armed with a knife” doesn’t mean or even imply that the knife was used to assault the officers. He assaulted them with the bleach. The knife could have been in his pocket. We don’t know, and YOU don’t know. Your open desire to try and find fault in everything the police do has left you looking foolish time after time. And, it looks like you are going down the same road again.

  • Disgusted

    Murderers !

  • Davy V.

    You’re the moron, loser. I know exactly what I’m doing. Hitting nerves like I always hit yours. By the way it’s “speech” not “speach” moron. I love getting a reaction out of you trolls. You guys are clueless.

  • certain

    As much as I think cops are out of control, you’re missing the mark on this one. Unless you’re willing to pour a cup full of bleach and then throw it into your own eyes, you need to chill out. I wouldn’t let somebody blind me. And look at the facts, this guy was being thrown out of housing which is specifically for people with issues. Kind of indicates that he wasn’t going with the program. And I can’t believe you would even mention “no criminal record”. Most cops don’t have criminal records either.

    When you make a huge issue out of non-events like this, it makes us all look like fringe lunatics.

  • wiguy

    Well said Davy.

  • Common Sense

    Davy has nothing, again, on this one. First it was tearful memories of his past, then soulful tells of his failed relationships, and of course, it always someone else’s fault. When in doubt, blame the police, they must have had something to do with it. Next came dogs, now the homeless. When you don’t have the angle you want, play the emotional side. That doesn’t work, then is a conspiracy.

    Again, how’s that necropsy coming along? Meh, never mind…

    As always, please give Davy money, it help validate his station in life.

  • t.

    Davy V. OK. Like I pointe out on your earlier post about this incident, as of yet you have been wrong on every thing you’ve claimed to have discovered as wrong. I love how you have to include you daddy’s info in your little bio. Trying to ride his coat tails, trying to give yourself some legitimacy. Heck, I don’t know if he was legitimate or not. You clearly aren’t. Like so many around here, your ideals may be good….but your actions aren’t.

    And “hit a nerve like I always hit yours.’. Umm, no. I just write as a counter balance to your lies. You aren’t writing about me. I told you above, if you had been, I’d of silenced you by now through civil action. You probably don’t have anything to take, what with your begging for money to help fund your activism, but I’d take what you do have. Free speech, like all rights, isn’t limitless. Lying about people in print isn’t protégé speech. About the chief, it probably is, due to his position. But the officers are different. I say this from a position if experience, I’ve successully taught that lesson to 2 people who thought lying about me was free speech. They learned it the hard way. I don’t care what you say, your not saying it about me. But maybe, just maybe, your “activism” might be better served to help guys like the criminal in this story to straighten their lives out before things like this occur instead of waiting until after they’ve done something stupid. Just saying.

  • courtofpublicopinion

    t thinks he is the official copblock cyber-dick he WILL control! he is right! he has badge bow down and kiss his,,, right, but the only real value i can find in his ravings of defense for the criminal cops in every story he comments on is the fact that they are good for a laugh on the crapper every morning. lmao!

  • t.

    Court: Whatever guy. You are going down the same road the Glenn=liar went down. Claiming things that aren’t true. No where do you find me blindly defending the police. In fact, I don’t think there is anyone that comments here that does that. And I don’t try to controlanyone or anything. But if YOU’D like to bow down and kiss my butt, fell free. Are you just mad at me because I exposed your limited thinking about you “ethics question” on a different thread? Bet that’s it. Enjoy life in the dark.

  • courtofpublicopinion

    my lights are working fine, wonder about your brain yes you do try to intimidate people on here you act like there are no bad cops ANYWHERE and we are a bunch of crybabies, well wake up pea brain if there were not a problem there would not be soooo many of these sites dedicated to sharing and fighting the corruption. but some good news on that front for the rest of us who believe in what this site is really about.http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2013/01/former_camden_cop_sentenced_to_1.html

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  • Common Sense

    I don’t think any cop here has every said ‘police misconduct doesn’t exist’ so you might want to change your turn some. There are clearly cases of police misconduct, as well as misconduct in the church, the medical field, politics and in fact, in all occupations.

    The difference, sometimes its not misconduct when ‘the doctor let poor old granny die’ its because he’s had heart disease and was 92. Sometimes its not police misconduct, its someoen with sour grapes they’d been caught and wants a check, since they don’t work, cause of that bad back and such…

    Another difference is when there’s police misconduct, its catchy, its newsworthy, movie of the week stuff. When the average citizen does it, well, no one really cares all that much. You get popped for drunk driving, meh, but a cop does, film at 11.

    In some aspects, you give the police the celebrity-like status they often times have.

  • t.

    The bright light would hurt you guy. You’ve got zero clue.

  • pedro

    ok t,,i feel your a peice of shit murdering scum pig cop,,,now go a head and sue,,, this is a free speech issue and anyone can say whatever they feel like saying on a forum like this,,,,id davey feels like these cops murdered someone he absolutlely has a right to say it,,,,or if anyone feels your a sadist pig well then they can just say it,,,,and for Certain : got to love it,,,,” most cops dont have a criminal record,,, i had to pick myself up off the floor from laughing so hard,,,,of course they dont,,,they get away with murder so anything less wouldnt even be discussed,,, unless the pig is caught red handed they get away with anything,,,especially murder..

  • Common Sense

    You might want to look up the legal definitions of ‘libal’ and ‘slander’

  • t.

    Pedro: research it. The site is safe from suit. The poster themselves aren’t . All rights have limits. Research that too. Not trying to stop anyone from doing anything. I’m just trying to keep you out of trouble. Heck, if you took the advice I give, you’d never get in any trouble.

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  • Common Sense

    it took nearly 11 seconds to find something interesting about Davy V. Seems he doens’t play well with others as the comments below would lead. This is the entire text and link, so Devil doesn’t have a mild stroke.

    Citizen takes Rochester Police Accountability to the Federal government
    Submitted by SusanGalloway on Sat, 2011-11-05 20:18
    Mr.Loria spoke at the Commission set up by City Council President Lovely Warren and headed by Adam McFadden set up to review the RPD “internal investigation process” and the civilian review board, stated, “The police department make it seem like the CRB process is fair and open but everybody knows that Internal Affairs is very corrupt and extremely bias because the process favors the police”. According to Loria, “You need an independent body that has no interest in the outcome whether its favorable or not favorable–to investigate claims especially for an institution (CRB) set up to protect the civil rights of residents”. Loria said “the City of Rochester, N.Y. is a Municipal Corporation, Business like Kodak, Xerox and Wegmans, and it is imperative that as a business, they protect their interests, which is why they have to be in control of the complaint process”.

    The following is the Press release sent out by Citizens Against Police Brutality and Misconduct (C.A.P.B.M.) Theodore “Teddy” Loria, President, Davy “Davy V.” Vara,Vice President

    What: Filing of 6th Lawsuit against the City of Rochester, N.Y. and the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department.

    Where: U.S. Federal Court, 100 State Street Rochester, N.Y.

    When: Monday November 7, 2011 10:00 a.m.

    In response to Rochester, N.Y. City Councilman Adam McFadden stating that for the past 8 years, through City Council, there has been a Civilian Review Board with Subpoena power, which the public has never known about and which hasn’t been uitilized by City Council members at all, in regards to any investigation. The citizens of Rochester, N.Y. have been left with no fair and impartial agency to hear and investigate their complaints. Time and time again, it has been proven that the current and existing avenues for a citizen to file a complaint against the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department (Internal Affairs and Center for Dispute Settlement) are ineffective and both have ties and affiliation with the City of Rochester, N.Y. and it’s Police Department. Therefore, I will be filing this lawsuit and asking a Federal Judge for an order to show cause hearing (injunction) against the City of Rochester, N.Y. and the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department requesting:

    1. A complete and thorough investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department and their long history and systematic pattern and practice of violating citizens civil rights.

    2. A Federal Consent Decree issued against the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department COPY OF 6th CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT:
    RPD Civil rights Lawsuit History: #file_4#

    .Civil Liberties / Human RightsPolice and Jails
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    Davy V.
    Permalink Submitted by davyv on Sat, 2012-03-31 23:28
    One of the down sides to having worked as long as I have exposing police misconduct and corruption, is that some individuals will go as far as to include you in their “so called” groups and organizations, like in the story above, which I have absolutely no affiliation with whatsoever.
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    Theodore “Teddy” Loria.
    Permalink Submitted by Teddy Loria on Thu, 2012-05-24 01:41
    On January 18, 2012, I stopped talking to “Davy V.” because he didn’t keep his word regarding a personal business matter which he asked for my help with and had nothing to do with activism.

    It’s a shame that 2 ½ months later an individual is so immature as to mislead citizens & the public to make himself look like something he’s clearly not.

    Here is a copy of the e-mail sent to me from “Davy V.” dated November 1, 2011, regarding my Press Release for filing my 6th lawsuit against the City of Rochester and RPD which was created by “Davy V.”, so therefore, for him to say that he had absolutely no affiliation with my “so called” group or organization shows “Davy V.’s” true character which is a straight out “jealous hater & liar.”

    Very truly yours,

    Theodore “Teddy” Loria.
    President C.A.P.B.M.
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    Press Release
    Permalink Submitted by Teddy Loria on Mon, 2012-05-28 23:09
    From: David Vara
    To: Teddy Loria
    Sent: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 9:55 AM
    Subject: PRESS RELEASE

    PRESS RELEASE
     
    From: Citizens Against Police Brutality and Misconduct (C.A.P.B.M.)
    Theodore “Teddy” Loria
    President
    (585) 739-7113

    Davy “Davy V.” Vara
    Vice President
    (585) 474-2316

    What: Filing of 6th Lawsuit against the City of Rochester, N.Y. and the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department.

    Where: U.S. Federal Court, 100 State Street Rochester, N.Y.

    When: Monday November 7, 2011
    10:00 a.m.
     
    In response to Rochester, N.Y. City Councilman Adam McFadden stating that for the past 8 years, through City Council, there has been a Civilian Review Board with Subpoena power, which the public has never known about and which hasn’t been uitilized by City Council members at all, in regards to any investigation.

    The citizens of Rochester, N.Y. have been left with no fair and impartial agency to hear and investigate their complaints. Time and time again, it has been proven that the current and existing avenues for a citizen to file a complaint against the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department (Internal Affairs and Center for Dispute Settlement) are ineffective and both have ties and affiliation with the City of Rochester, N.Y. and it’s Police Department.

    Therefore, I will be filing this lawsuit and asking a Federal Judge for an order to show cause hearing (injunction) against the City of Rochester, N.Y. and the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department requesting:

    1. A complete and thorough investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department and their long history and systematic pattern and practice of violating citizens civil rights.

    2. A Federal Consent Decree issued against the Rochester, N.Y. Police Department.
     
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    I posted this press release
    Permalink Submitted by SusanGalloway on Thu, 2012-05-31 01:32
    I posted this press release on Nov. 5, 2011 and at the time of the posting all information in this press release was correct.
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    email
    Permalink Submitted by Teddy Loria on Mon, 2012-08-20 02:49
    —– Forwarded Message —–
    From: Susan Galloway
    To: David Vara
    Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2012 11:59 AM
    Subject: A response to your email

    Davy,

    I posted the original press release and it had been emailed from you, Davy V to Teddy Loria. I am aware that you and Teddy had a parting of ways, but when you posted your comment almost 5 months after the original posting of the press release, you were saying that you had never been a part of that group, which I know to be a false statement. I saw you at events and received communications between you and Teddy on behalf of the group. You created this situation by falsely claiming not to be involved with (C.A.P.B.M.). You also belittled others by your claim that you are all that and that your name was used to puff up this group. By doing that, you made me out to be a journalist that does not fact check, which is not the case.

    Before you start complaining about others, take a look in the mirror. Your comment might have been made to undermine Teddy’s group and/or organizations credibility, but in the process, you were also attacking my credibility and I will not stand quietly by while you do that.

    Susan
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    htp://rochester.indymedia.org/node/6989

  • pedro

    the copsuckers here make me laugh,,,trolls taking the bait,,hahahahahah,,,all you need to do is put in some key words like,,,”i feel” or “i think”,then it becomes an opinion and if im corect i beleive we all have our rights to our opinion and can write them down for anyone to read or agree or disagree,,,”i think” you are a facist pig

  • t.

    Pedro. Ok.

  • courtofpublicopinion

    hearty laugh and a double flush!

  • courtofpublicopinion
  • diplod

    Bleach is not particularly dangerous. If allowed to sit on skin for 15 minutes a reddening will occur similar to sunburn. There’s a good chance the knife was brought up later because no reasonable person would fear for his life with someone brandishing bleach.

  • Common Sense

    Most police departments have a deadly force policy that does not solely state, “fear of life” but also includes, “serious physical injury” – thus, in cases where bleach was used to attack someone, the court rules that the chemical compound is a ‘weapon.’ NY recently charged someone with several misdemeanors and ‘felony assault’ – that means a weapon, for throwing bleach into the face of someone (Dec ’12).

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    @Common Sense….”it took nearly 11 seconds to find something interesting about Davy V.”

    And is says so much about how much faith you have in your argument, your character and mental acquity that you even looked. Resorting to an Ad hominem argument betrays your desperation.

    Ad hominem is Latin for “to the man.” The ad hominem fallacy occurs when one asserts that somebody’s claim is wrong because of something about the person making the claim. The ad hominem fallacy is often confused with the legitimate provision of evidence that a person is not to be trusted. Calling into question the reliability of a witness is relevant when the issue is whether to trust the witness. It is irrelevant, however, to call into question the reliability or morality or anything else about a person when the issue is whether that person’s reasons for making a claim are good enough reasons to support the claim.

    Good refutations of arguments try to undermine the accuracy, relevance, fairness, completeness, and sufficiency of reasons given to support a conclusion. One of the more common tactics of those who can’t provide a good refutation of an argument is to divert attention away from the argument by calling attention to something about the person who made the argument. Rather than criticize a person’s premises or reasoning, one asserts something about the person’s character, associations, occupation, hobbies, motives, mental health, likes or dislikes.

    The fallacy in the ad hominem is due to the irrelevant nature of the appeal made, not to its falsity.

    Many people are seduced by ad hominem attacks. Sometimes, the appeal of the ad hominem is that it puts bad doctrines (i.e., those you disagree with) into the mouths of bad people (those you dislike). Sometimes, the ad hominem allows one to feel that one’s opponent is evil as well as stupid.

    Attacking a person, rather than the person’s position or argument, is usually easier as well as psychologically more satisfying to those who divide the world into two classes of people—those who agree with them and are therefore good and right, and those who disagree with them and are therefore evil and wrong.

    The ad hominem is attractive to lazy thinkers, who would rather ridicule or belittle a person than seriously examine an opposing viewpoint. The ad hominem is also a tactic of the clever manipulator of crowds, the experienced demagogue who knows how to play on the emotions of people and seduce them into transferring their attitude of disapproval for a person to disagreement with that person’s position.

  • t.

    Clark: So let me make sure I get your point right.

    To YOU, you would rather blindly trust and believe someone who writes something that is completely lacking in any facts (or worse, intentionally misleading information), trusting in someone who’s very bio clearly indicates that he is bias, rather than looking at information that is far more plausible (and makes common sense). AND you think that pointing out the the writer is clearly biased (and therefore not trustworthy)? Is that about it?

    Pointing out his open bias isn’t wrong. Nor is it lazy. If someone puts forth statements made as fact that clearly aren’t, and while pointing out that misleading information and producing information about why an author shouldn’t be trusted as they have a clear history of dishonesty and clear bias, isn’t not only bad, it’s good. People should know what they are getting. It’s one of the greatest failings of this type of site. Take the video tape and edit it, do a voice over that tells you what you should be seeing. For a counter arguement to point out that authors lack of trustworthiness is quite Germaine to the situation. If the incident is so outlandish, and the police are so wrong, the truth is better served if it is served up as just the truth. No edits, no additives, no opinions. Just present truth and facts.

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    @t….”you would rather blindly trust and believe someone who writes something that is completely lacking in any facts (or worse, intentionally misleading information), trusting in someone who’s very bio clearly indicates that he is bias, rather than looking at information that is far more plausible (and makes common sense).”

    Absolutely not, T. If I wanted to “blindly trust and believe someone…who’s very bio clearly indicates that he is bias” I would just wait for the police report. This may come as quite a shock to you but a cop is far more biased when it comes to defending his use of force than a journalist writing about the incident.

    I’m not the only one who finds NO MERIT in pointing out Davy V’S open bias. I have Aristotle on my side. Mostly because, by its very definition, open bias is there for all to see, making your actions redundant at best. But also because nothing you’ve told us about Davy V can be used to contradict a single thing he posted. Davy could be the biggest liar in the world, but that doesn’t prove he is lying here. Despite all your talk of honorably exposing bias, your choice to provide “information about why an author shouldn’t be trusted as they have a clear history of dishonesty and clear bias” is nothing more than your thinly veiled attempt to create a bias in the reader about “the authors lack of trustworthiness.”

    You claim “People should know what they are getting.,” yet you provide us with no information about your trustworthiness, or have you.? I believe you have.

    You have provided us some very important things about you and your bias.

    1…You’ve told us you believe exposing bias is a good thing, yet don’t offer any facts to dispute what Davy wrote.

    2…You admit your intent is convince the reader the “author shouldn’t be trusted.” You could accomplish this by providing evidence that clearly contradicts Davy’s version of events, but you don’t do that.

    3…Instead you attempt to create a bias for the reader.

    In short:

    You tell us bias is bad.

    Then immediately attempt to create bias.

    What do we call a person “claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform?”

    Here’s a hint.

    It rhymes with HYPOCRITE.

  • http://clarkcountycriminalcops.wordpress.com clarkcountycriminalcops

    @t….”you would rather blindly trust and believe someone who writes something that is completely lacking in any facts (or worse, intentionally misleading information), trusting in someone who’s very bio clearly indicates that he is bias, rather than looking at information that is far more plausible (and makes common sense).”

    Absolutely not, T. If I wanted to “blindly trust and believe someone…who’s very bio clearly indicates that he is bias” I would just wait for the police report. This may come as quite a shock to you but a cop is far more biased when it comes to defending his use of force than a journalist writing about the incident.

    I’m not the only one who finds NO MERIT in pointing out Davy V’S open bias. I have Aristotle on my side. Mostly because, by its very definition, open bias is there for all to see, making your actions redundant at best. But also because nothing you’ve told us about Davy V can be used to contradict a single thing he posted. Davy could be the biggest liar in the world, but that doesn’t prove he is lying here. Despite all your talk of honorably exposing bias, your choice to provide “information about why an author shouldn’t be trusted as they have a clear history of dishonesty and clear bias” is nothing more than your thinly veiled attempt to create a bias in the reader about “the authors lack of trustworthiness.”

    You claim “People should know what they are getting.,” yet you provide us with no information about your trustworthiness, or have you.? I believe you have.

    You have provided us some very important things about you and your bias.

    1…You’ve told us you believe exposing bias is a good thing, yet don’t offer any facts to dispute what Davy wrote.

    2…You admit your intent is convince the reader the “author shouldn’t be trusted.” You could accomplish this by providing evidence that clearly contradicts Davy’s version of events, but you don’t do that.

    3…Instead you attempt to create a bias for the reader.

    In short:

    You tell us bias is bad——Then immediately go about creating bias.

    What do we call a person “claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform?”

    Here’s a hint.

    It rhymes with HYPOCRITE.

  • Stubby McGee

    uncommon is an ass, thats no doubt! He (IF a cop) is nothing more than the double digit IQ slack jaw moron that most departments are salivating to get; strong, dumb, and gullible but able to follow simple directions! (just Not the right address)

    T, I do NOT include you in this, we have a different view (bias) of the police, but that only helps foment a discussion, which you have Proven to be able to uphold.

    ‘I Think’ uncommon, on the other hand, just wants to get more porntube views of his mothers ‘Donkey Show’ I admit i was curious and watched a few seconds (it was like a bad accident!) but when the donkey fell asleep while she was ‘ah ministratin’ to him I had to laugh and stop the Vid. ‘I Think’ i can understand why your dad ran away and left you and your mom; Hmmm… Maybe that’s where your inferior complex comes from?

  • Deb P.

    I’d like to know if the bottle of bleach had even been opened. Fortunately it appears that the victim was only shot in the hip so his tongue will still be able to tell the truth once he is given the opportunity.

  • t.

    Clark: I have no problem with his, or your bias or opinions. The problem with his is that they are baseless. Look at just some of his recent posts. No facts. Don’t like the police, that’s cool. But making baseless, ridiculous claims only serves to desperate people, not to help anything. Just saying, do what you want

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    @t.”I have no problem with his, or your bias or opinions.”

    That would be a lot easier to believe if you hadn’t just posted…

    “Pointing out his open bias isn’t wrong. Nor is it lazy. If someone …shouldn’t be trusted as they have a clear history of dishonesty and clear bias, isn’t not only bad, it’s good.”

    You also stated there is value “pointing out the the writer is clearly biased (and therefore not trustworthy)”

    While some may not understand your thinking here, I get it. Yours is a common way of thinking for law enforcement. Some may be confused to hear that—even when it is clear a “writer is clearly biased (and therefore not trustworthy)”—you can still tell us you “have no problem with his…bias.”

    I’m not.I have long known police officers don’t have issues with people who are “not trustworthy.” They work side by side with them every day.

    But let’s not forget that you tell us is that DavyV’s views are baseless.

    Now where getting somewhere. Please share everything you have to refute what he has posted here. Share with us the truth. Tell us the real facts here.

    Sigh……You don’t do that.

    The only defense you offer for trying to undermine Davy’s credibility here with innuendo instead of offering a single contrary fact is to tell us “Look at just some of his recent posts. No facts.”

    Odd how his posts having “no facts” is the only excuse you offer in defense of attacks contain “no facts.”

    I recently was offered some sound advice. “….making baseless, ridiculous claims only serves to desperate people, not to help anything.”

    Just saying, do what you want