Salinas, CA Police Shoot and Kill Man For Unspecified Reason, 4th Fatal Cop Shooting Since March

 

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Cassius Methyl | The Anti Media

The police in Salinas, California, have done it again: they shot and killed an unarmed 40 yr old man for an unspecified reason, and they refuse to take responsibility for committing murder. Thumbnail credit: ktvu.com

Protests erupted over the last 3 murders of innocent people committed by police in Salinas this year.

What will happen now that this deadly cycle clearly continuing?

In the same vein of the Albuquerque murderer police, these Cali cops need to understand the true meaning of public outrage.

Yesterday morning at 5 am the victim, Frank Alvarado, was shot dead by Salinas police.

The police declined to offer specifics about what occurred prior to Alvarado’s death beyond that the shooting took place after police responded to a call from a citizen in East Salinas.

It is not your right to murder people and offer no explanation as to why. If police think they can get away with this, they must have some dangerous cognitive dissonance.

The chief of the Salinas police claims

“These shootings are incredibly complicated investigations.”

Yes, mostly complicated because your attempts to defend fellow cops from being charged with killing an innocent human being involves over-complicating the situation.

A summary of the long history of the Salinas police’s body count can be viewed here.

Please share this with as many people as possible, especially if they don’t realize police brutality is rising exponentially.

Salinas, CA Police Shoot and Kill Man For Unspecified Reason, 4th Fatal Cop Shooting Since March 4.40/5 (88.00%) 5 votes

Author: Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl is a Writer, Activist for Voluntaryism, Experimental Musician / Artist, and the founder of Irrelevant Paradigm Media. His musical projects include Core of a Virus and Corporate Concrete Portals, and they can be found soon on the website-in-progress Irrelevant Paradigm Media. Irrelevant Paradigm Media can be found here on Facebook before the website is up- facebook.com/irrelevantparadigmmedia

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  1. *These shootings are incredibly complicated investigations.”
    Yes, mostly complicated because your attempts to defend fellow cops from being charged with killing an innocent human being involves over-complicating the situation.

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  2. It's complicated to come up with an excuse, but was real simple and easy to pull the trigger! so basically cops across the country are the nations thugs, protected obviously by a higher power, this country is DOOMED! Decades ago, this stuff as basically unheard of, cops barely pulled out their weapons, STEROIDS, low I.Q, low standards, we are the Roman empire falling fast, from within…just like others. Cops have become very arrogant, nasty, overly aggressive, and basically out of control, it starts from the top, obviously the bosses are the ones telling them, go at it! And they have no remorse or accountability…that's called CRIMINAL activity

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  3. Transparency and independent investigations are required..anything short of that is a show and everyone knows it..i wonder how Salinas compares to cities like Albuquerque in shootings….150k people in one vs 1m in another…and yet Salinas is outpacing them…and they got a DoJ probe going..sounds like Redding or Sacramento

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  4. Arm yourselfs and at least have a fighting chance

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  5. I hate to break the news but you are incorrect in your assertion that police violence has increases. The only thing that has increased is the people's ability to record and report the illegal actions of law enforcement officers of our whole nation.

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  6. Even More Reason to Get These Cops in JAIL -NOW.

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  7. Sorry but it is you that is incorrect. While true that more people are recording these crimes the simple fact is that they are being trained that we are the enemy. Departments are hiring only those with an i.q. low enough to follow orders yet not high enough to question those unlawful orders. Add the psychotropic drugs and you have a recipe for disaster. Look at New Mexico whose new training is to shoot FIRST before knowing any facts. Then there is the knowledge that when they commit a crime they receive NO punishment which only gives these costumes the incentive to continue.

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  8. Squall, I respect your opinion however I base mine on my seven years in law enforcement and what I have witnessed first hand. While in the police academy in 1969 we were told point blank, you are no longer Anglo, Mexican or Black. You are now all Blue and it is you against them.

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  9. True, we are like the Roman empire. Just like them we now have a dictator, and the congress is just like the Roman senate, purely ceremonial. The fish rots from the head down and when the alleged leader is witnessed committing crime after crime then those at the bottom feel that they can do the same.

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  10. Check out copblock either on fb or .org also police the police and see what they are actually getting up to. Eye opener for sure.

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  11. This is why they are so vehement on restrictions for private ownership of firearms and the 2nd A. It's not as much fun when victims shoot back.

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  12. As I understand it, feral pigs can be shot year round, with no limits.

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  13. Take to the streets and fight for what's yours do not let the system run you
    We run the system

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  14. i truly hate police with every fiber of my being, they are and always will be enemies of the people and friend of the facist state and 1 %. i can not wait until the great uprising i will not hesitate to do the right thing and put down these lower forms of life

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  15. In spite of the fact it seriously triggers my PTSD I do follow Cop Block and Police the Police. Believe me I have been haunted for years never finding the proper way to speak of my experiences and am thankful for both sites which relay today's actions taken by those sworn to protect our rights under the constitution. Unfortunately it is nothing I haven't seen play over and over in my mind for 40 years. I couldn't stop their cowardly actions then and wouldn't know where to start now. I just wish more people could visit these informative sites.

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  16. So you're splitting hairs big deal, they are still shit

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  17. Jerry Alexander I understand your point of view and I know that there has always been corruption, hell just ask Frank Serpico and he will certainly agree. All that I am getting at is that police violence against citizens has only increased over the years and just in the last decade it has exploded. This is in large part because of the federal government, in particular DHS, funneling tons of money and military equipment into this war on the American people, and the training reflects that mindset that we are an enemy to be conquered at all costs. Every time they get rewarded, think paid vacation, for committing a crime it only emboldens them further.

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  18. The laws need to be changed. As they exist the police too are protected by double jeopardy laws. Because an outright suspension would prevent a second punishment, they have to take a timeout in case criminal charges are appropriate. Unfortunately it is the police investigating police. When criminal charges are called for they often let the officer resign as sort of an unofficial plea deal. They value their badges above all so they think forced resignation is a punishment. Insane as that sounds, it is true.

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  19. They can, and will, get away with this. Unfortunately, you're the one with cognitive dissonance.

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  20. I LOVE when cops say things like "I'm speaking based on experience" like it's the same everywhere.

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  21. Bob Narley And who is going to put them there?

    We need to start handing out dirt naps to these bastards. It's the only way they'll ever get the hint.

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  22. The government can't afford to jail people, it's cheaper to just kill them.

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  23. It's past the time to start shooting back, Nuff said!

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  24. Uziel Isfetamine And who is going to put them there? It appears there is no one left to do what is needed any more in America.

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  25. There are abuses by some police, and if you're concerned about that issue, it's understandable that you might be quick to assume you know what's happening here. But it's far from true that all cops abuse their authority, just as crimes committed by a few people don't mean that everyone like them is also a criminal.

    And it's far from true of the Salinas police.

    To have four people die in officer-involved shootings in Salinas so far this year extremely unusual and terribly upsetting to everyone in the community, including the police. Salinas police are highly trained in non-violent crisis intervention, are often called on to train other departments in the responsible use of force, and rarely fire their weapons: on average, officer-involved shootings happen about once a year in Salinas, even though officers often face very dangerous situations because of a serious gang violence problem. Every officer-involved shooting is very thoroughly investigated, and because of public concern over the recent cluster of shootings, the Police Chief, Kelly McMillin, has asked for extra reviews by the FBI and the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice.

    All four shootings are under investigation and that limits the police's ability to comment on them. Within that limitation, here are some corrections.

    It isn't true that the four people killed this year were unarmed. The first three were armed, and as the Monterey County DA reported at a press conference the day afterward, the fourth, Frank Alvarado, charged officers while holding a cell phone in front of him like a gun – the story is reported here:

    http://bit.ly/W0XT1m

    Mr. Alvarado was not shot for "unspecified reasons" and the police did not "offer no explanation." Information about this case has to come from the DA; he provided it at his press conference the day after the shooting, and will be providing more.

    It's wrong to assert without evidence that these were "murders of innocent people." I hope your readers will read the very story you link to, which provides details about what happened before each shooting:

    http://bit.ly/1oTnUb1

    There is no "long history of the Salinas police's body count." The story you link to (same link) is about the recent four shootings, which date back to March. They are an extraordinary anomaly in Salinas history.

    The Salinas police are committed to avoiding the use of force wherever humanly possible. The department's record has led to its recognition as one of the most professional and progressive police departments in the state of California. It has also earned national recognition through the City's membership in the White House's National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, its implementation of the ground-breaking Operation Ceasefire program and its adoption of the principles of Legitimacy and Procedural Justice. Chief McMillin was named by President Obama as a Champion of Change for his commitment to enlightened solutions to violence.

    For any of your readers who would like to get more facts about the recent shootings, we have FAQs on our website:

    http://bit.ly/spd-ois-faqs

    The local media in Monterey County are also covering the story in detail.

    Spencer Critchley
    Acting Public Information Officer
    Salinas Police Department

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  26. Look nobody believes this stuff anymore. "He had a phone" is not an excuse to kill someone, you're killing people so quickly that your FAQ is already out of date, and your thorough investigations are a joke. When was the last time one of your officers was brought up on charges as the result of one of these investigations?

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  27. Justin King Officer-involved shootings are normally very rare in Salinas. An officer was fired, prosecuted and jailed after a 2009 incident in which he was found to have fired his gun unjustifiably, thankfully not hitting anyone. The FAQs have been updated twice this week. People who are interested in checking facts can find them at http://bit.ly/spd-ois-faqs and can find lots of responsible coverage in the media in and around Salinas.

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  28. Spencer Critchley What was his name? I can't find the incident. I see a couple of your officers accused of rape, domestic violence, and assault though. You guys run a tight ship there, I see.

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  29. Spencer Critchley I know I'm snarky, but I have to admit that I give you a little more respect for at least coming out and attempting to answer the tough questions.

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  30. I want a list of the items that if held in my hand will get me shot where can I find that? Apparently the list begins with Cell Phones what else? Tablets? My wallet is black and cell phone sized?

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  31. not to mention how they down play "we've only shot and killed 4 people this year" and then want a pat on the back because that is somehow good?

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  32. Spencer, your casual observation that "four people die in officer-involved shootings in Salinas so far this year extremely unusual" as if this is some type paradoxical oddity, for a town of approximately 150,000 is lacking in detail and credibility. Fully understanding that a police involved homicide could result in potential legitimation for the city, should we expect an Internal Affairs' investigation to be unbiased and thorough?

    If you refer to the DOJ's investigation of that Albuquerque PD's 31 police involved shootings, you will find that the results were that the APD were justified in only 3 of those shootings. The results of that investigation were "the department needs additional training."

    You also make a pathetic attempt at portraying SPD (who are fully equipped with bullet-proof vests, tasars, stun guns, batons, pepper spray, mace, pistols, handcuffs and shotguns as if some type of helpless victims who are constantly in danger.

    If anyone is interested in finding out additional facts about police related homicides refer here (http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/06/fear-of-terror-makes-people-stupid.html). If anyone is interested in finding out how many LEOs were shot and killed in the line of duty last year [hint; it was only 33] reference here (http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/30/nation/la-na-nn-police-deaths-201312300.

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