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Humansville, Missouri: the least human city
in the United States. Shame on Humansville.

Imagine: this statement coming from a strict law and order advocate. It's well past time for the federal government to enact an extraordinarily tough national police brutality law (with sanity attached to it) to protect the people of the United States from bully law enforcement officers who have sworn an oath to "serve and protect" the public. Since the "New Democrat' (social progressive) days of Bill and Hillary Clinton, law enforcement changed radically and ruthlessly, with police, prosecutors and courts putting the onus on making the innocent prove they are not guility of the crimes fror which they stand accused rather than making the State prove their guilt.

Because the public began to protest the increasing numbers of police fatal or nearly fatal shootings of unarmed villains who threaten the lives of the cops with bare fists, rocks, small tree limb or pocket knives, or out-of-breath, overweight cops thumping the crap out of thieves or speeders running away from the scenes of accident or mischievous wrongdoings. Today, municipalities have discovered a new weapon of choice to subdue troublemakers or smart-mouthed citizens who don't respond to the commands of the police officers (you can't call them "peace officers" anymore since, increasingly, they engage in more assaults on the general public which requires hospitalization, than the general public does on one another)—tasers. Tasers have pretty much become the police officer's weapon of choice because those who sell them to municipalities assure them that, when they are used correctly, they are not lethal. The problem is, police officers seldom, if ever, use them correctly. Tasers are punitive weapons that many police officers use simply to punish consumers who smart-mouth them, or question why the officer stopped them. The taser is a lethal weapon. Everyone knows it is. And every year hundreds of victims of police brutality die from the punitive use of tasers by cops. In far too many cases, in our politically correct social progressive society, female officers who should not be street cops, are given tasers as "weight and size equalizers"—and are trained to use them to bring the
"big bruisers" whimpering to their knees. Tragically, if the malmfactor or big mouth has a bad heart, a pacemaker or blocked arteries, a few good pants-peeing jolts will put the big bruiser in a cardiac care unit or the morgue.

The most recent example of police brutality I saw this week was the beating of 78-year old Elbert Breshears who lives in the most grossly misnamed community in the United States: Humansville, Missouri by cop who shouldn't even be allowed tio hikd the job of elementary school crossing guard.

On Sunday, April 20 Breshears' wife, who suffers from dementia, fell against a window in their home, breaking the glass and cutting herself. Breshears called 9-11 for an ambulance telling the 9-11 dispatcher what happened.. While the Daily Caller, which reported the incident, did not say, it appears that Mrs. Breshears, who likely suffers from some form of neuropathy, fell through the window when she fell against it. (My wife suffers from diabetic neuropathy which has been getting increasingly worse over the past few years. She has several canes to use to steady herself when she walks through our home. She has one cane in each of our two vehicles. She refuses to use them. When she walks through the house I usually walk behind her to keep her from falling because she refuses to use a cane. [A walker it out of question for woman who refuses to use a cane.]. At times, walking downstairs without her cane, she will suddenly find herself running (to keep from falling, stopping only after running into the wall at the base of the stairs.) I don't know how bad Mrs. Breshears' neuropathy is, but I know how neuropathy impacts those it afflicts. If Mrs. Breshears suffers from neuropathy (whether from diabetes or some other neurological disorder), then the Humansville cop who assaulted Elbert Breshears and the dispatcher who failed to properly advise the officer of the details of what happened based on the call, needs to be fired. The cop also needs to be charged with criminal assault—and stupidity.

The Daily Caller reported that Humansville police alibi-ed the beating of Elbert Breshears by saying they had problems with Breshears over elder-abuse in the past. If his wife is a long term victim of either diabetic neuropathy or some other form of neuropathy, she will likely have suffered from falls resulting in anything from bruising and abrasions to fractures (if the falls were bad enough). If her neuropathy has not been medically-diagnosed, guess who gets the blame for those bruises and, of course, for being thrown through a window?

The police, on April 20, arrived before the ambulance. Breshears was outside trying to assist his wife. Without inquiring what happened before he got to the scene, and what was currently taking place in the yard, the unidentified cop jumped from his car, ran across the yard and tackled the elderly man, knocking him off his feet. Keep in mind, this was a old duffer with medical problems of his own. The cop ordered him to get to his feet. Breshears told the cop he was unable to comply. The cop knocked Breshears into a gravel pile and dug his knees into the elderly man's back, striking him and dragging his arms behind his back to cuff him. Breshears begged the cop to help him to his feet and he would gladly submit. The cop beat him to the ground for not complying. Bully cops (like this guy do not deserve the respectful title of peace officer, police officer or law enforcement officer. Not only is he a bully, he's a stupid bully. And that makes him all the more dangerous to the community he is supposed to serve.)

The cop's crime? Breshears very deliberately did not call the police. He called paramedics and requested an ambulance. The first time his wife ever fell, he made the mistake of calling the police for help rather than the paramedics, and ended up in jail for elder-abuse. Knowing this before he arrived, the cop assumed this was a known wife-beater plying his trade. Branded by that cop, Breshears was guilty of elder abuse so there was no need to ask him what had happened.

Regardless what the cop thought, the first thing he should have done was to take a minute and find out, from the husband and the wife, what happened. He didn't. He knew a "bad guy" when he heard his name over the 9-`11 call., That, of course, allowed him to charge ahead like a crusader to save the day without taking as much as 20 seconds to ask what happened. He didn't ask, because he was a smart small town cop who knew, when he heard the 9-11 call, that the wife beater was plying his trade once again. So much for humanity in Humansville.

FBI breaks up a ring operating since 2009 in the El Cajon Dept. of Motor Vehicles selling drivers licenses in the parking lot to customers of a local driving school that trains Middle East customers "how to drive"—usually without their ever having to take a driver's test.
On Feb. 25, 2014, FBI agents led by Special Agents Mike Peters and Kim George arrested four California State employees at the El Cajon Dept. of Motor Vehicles and Kuvan Piomari who owned the US Driving School in El Cajon. The FBI is calling this an ongoing investigation as agents search for several accomplices.

Beginning shortly after Obama took office in 2009, Piomari let it be known to his "students" that "for a price," he could guarantee the student a genuine, California driver's license—even if he failed his driving test The drivers' licenses would cost the buyer anywhere from $500 to $2,500 depending, one imagines, on just how "illegal" they were. I imagine a simple undocumented illegal wanting a permanent tax-free life if the United States would readily pay $500 for a driver's license that would get him through an ICE highway checkpoint. A Middle East terrorist trying to buy an airline ticket would quickly pay $2,500 or more for a driver's license that would secure him a seat on a 757 to anywhere in the United States,

As it turned out, most of the US Driving School "students" never even had to take any test thanks to Piomari's "connections" at the DMV. His connection? DMV Examiner Jeffrey Bednarek and three other DMV employees. Bednarek would simply give them a passing grade on the written and behind-the-wheel driving test which they never took, and then escort them to his accomplices. behind the counter where the license applicant would get a regular or commercial driver's license. Bednerek's accomplices. would then falsify whatever records needed to be fabricated at that end of the process.

The four were arrested according to FBI. Court documents which revealed that the four DMV employees and Piomari took part in a long-running bribery conspiracy that generated hundreds of genuine, albeit phony, ill-gotten drivers' licenses over a period of at least three years before law enforcement got involved. When the DMV transferred a new manager to the El Cajon DMV in 2012, Peters said, "...she instantly knew something wasn't right. That manager alerted the DMV's investigative arm who, in turn, called the FBI."

Using undercover operatives and federal court-approved surveillance techniques which included wiretapping the phones of the US Driving School and the phones of the suspected DMV participants, and those who received the unearned right to drive on US highways and byways. In all, 30 defendants (which included several people who gamed the system by bribing State employees to provide them with a driver's license) were charged. Some of the "students" who paid for a driver's license, Special Agent Kim George said, "were bad drivers; and some paid because they were too lazy to take the test." And some apparently knew they would fail either the written test or the driving skills test. And others knew they didn't have sufficient data to prove they were eligible to even apply for a driver's license.

Special Agent Peters noted some of the students were buying commercial licenses that allowed them to drive tanker trucks which "...took things to a different level in terms of safety. We hope this case sends a message," Peters added, "this type of corruption will not be tolerated."

Bednarek and another DMV employee, Jim Bean, pleaded guilty. Bean was sentenced to 18 months for his role in the scheme. Bednarek will be sentenced in April. Bednarek reportedly produced more than 100 fraudulent drivers licenses for which the drivers' license applicants paid over $50,000. "They'd gotten away with it for so long," Agent George said, "that they were extremely confident and had no plans to stop. Sometimes the corrupt DMV employees would issue multiple bogus licenses a day. They would leave work with $500 in cash in their pocket," she commented, adding, "That could be one day a week, or two. They were doing very well."

The case is still ongoing because the FBI learned that many of the applicants for drivers' licenses were not Americans. In one instance, Peters said, "One guy flew in from Dallas, took a cab to the [El Cajon] DMV office, paid for his license and flew back to Dallas a few hours later. It was so blatant," he added, "that our surveillance showed the driving school operator brokering multiple deals in the DMV parking lot."

 


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