EPN

China 100% Bronze 24k Gold Four Law Enforcement Heavenly Kings God Buddha Statue picture
China 100% Bronze 24k Gold Four Law Enforcement Heavenly Kings God Buddha Statue
$5597.0


The 60th Anniversary Of The Local Autonomy Law Enforcement Proof Money Set Rare picture
The 60th Anniversary Of The Local Autonomy Law Enforcement Proof Money Set Rare
$2786.1


The 60th Anniversary Of The Local Autonomy Law Enforcement Proof Money Set Rare  picture
The 60th Anniversary Of The Local Autonomy Law Enforcement Proof Money Set Rare
$2063.57


Tibet Buddhism Temple Bronze Palden Lhamo Law Enforcement Ride Dog Buddha Statue picture
Tibet Buddhism Temple Bronze Palden Lhamo Law Enforcement Ride Dog Buddha Statue
$1070.0


Tibet Temple Old Bronze Palden Lhamo Law Enforcement Ride Donkey Kwan Yin Statue picture
Tibet Temple Old Bronze Palden Lhamo Law Enforcement Ride Donkey Kwan Yin Statue
$1049.0


Rochester, NY Police officers Assault Disabled Man in Motorized Wheelchair

By Davy V.

Just when I think the Rochester, NY Police department can’t sink any lower, they manage outdo themselves!

A video recently posted on YouTube shows a very disturbing incident.

Two Rochester, NY Police officers are seen assaulting Benny Warr, a disabled man in a motorized wheelchair, who was waiting for the bus near the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Bartlett St. on Wednesday May 1st.

Although the video is shot in an upright position, limiting the shot to 1/3, and is not the best quality, it’s clear that Warr did nothing to warrant this use of force.

At one point in the video an RPD officers grab Warr, lifting him off his wheelchair, and throwing him onto the sidewalk.

The woman who recorded the video, Shakur Muhammed, can then be heard saying “Stop, why is you kicking him?”, as a third Rochester Police officer arrives on scene.

At another point in the video, an RPD officer is seen pushing Warr’s wheelchair out of the way, and then placing his body weight on Warr’s arms as he appears to be pushing down on the disabled man.

In another part of the video, Muhammed makes a comment that one of the RPD officers assaulting the disabled man has been harassing neighborhood residents and is mad because he was punched in the face earlier.

This is interesting, as it shows that the RPD officer may be assaulting the disabled man as a way to get his frustrations out over a completely unrelated incident, that has nothing to do with the disabled man.

Towards the end of the 2 minute and 50 second video, RPD officers are seen staring down a group of bystanders which includes Muhammed, the woman recording the video.

An RPD officer is then seen waving his arms, as he tells people “Let’s go, let’s go, come on, go!”, obviously upset that their assault of a disabled man had been recorded on video.

This is typical behavior of the thugs with badges which make up the Rochester, NY Police department.

Warr was taken to the hospital and given an appearance ticket, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Jefferson Avenue residents say it is not uncommon for Rochester Police officers to assault innocent people.

Ever since Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard announced Operation Cool Down last year, saying that his officers would stop citizens if they don’t have a bell on their bikes, I said that all Sheppard was doing, was giving his already rogue, racist officers, a ‘free pass’ to abuse innocent citizens, just like they did to this disabled man.

Next thing you know, RPD Chief Sheppard will say that Benny Warr’s wheelchair didn’t have a bell on it.

 

CONTACT ROCHESTER, NY POLICE CHIEF JAMES SHEPPARD (585) 428-7033

ROCHESTER, NY MAYOR THOMAS RICHARDS (585) 428-7045

 

 

Follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/davyvara

EPN

Davy V.

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.