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Police who falsely testify about gangs in court.

Unread postby alexalonso » November 24th, 2015, 4:31 pm

In criminal courts there is an agenda between the prosecutor and the police to prosecute young black and Hispanic males far more aggressively than their white counterparts, especially in "gang related" cases. In many examples, the police and prosecutor go overboard in their prosecution and resort to exaggerated claims of the gang, and because of pressure by the prosecution in most instances, the police are influenced to lie and perjure themselves on the stand. I will post specific examples from court room transcripts of this miscarriage of justice where judges sit on the sideline.

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Re: Police who falsely testify about gangs in court.

Unread postby alexalonso » November 24th, 2015, 4:46 pm

In People of California v. Jiovanni Crowder

This case Crowder was a Blood member from 20s in City Stone turf with his girlfriend when a Rollin 40s Crip, James Williams (rival) pulled in the turf of the City Stones (very bold move). After several verbal exchanges, according to the State, Crowder shot and killed James Williams.

Crowder had two tattoos, "no kuts" and "BK" and these tattoos were falsely testified about, from two separate LAPD officers.

Testimony by Officer Bryan Thayer


As part of the prosecution's case in chief, Los Angeles Police officer Brian Thayer testified as a gang expert. Thayer knew Crowder from earlier contacts as a member of both the Rolling 20's Blood gang and its affiliated Black P-Stone Blood gang. Thayer explained Crowder's "CK" tattoo "st[ood] for Crip Killer" and his "No Cuts" tattoo, which only Black P-Stones wore, meant the gang was so large its members did not have "to cut in line in the jail system." Thayer also testified about the culture of each Blood gang and "putting in work" for the gang or committing crimes (murder, robbery, assault with deadly weapons, etc.) to gain respect and status on the gang's behalf. Based on a hypothetical from the facts of this case, Thayer opined the shooting was committed for the benefit of the Black P-Stones and Rolling 20's Blood gangs.


Response: No Kuts is a general blood tattoo that means one did not join the prison gang UBN or Bloodline. Thayer said that it referred to the violent reputation of the Black P Stone Blood than no one would cut in line in the jail system. This is wrong, false and borderline lie. Thayer either was trained incorrectly on the meaning of this term, or wanted to testify in a more salacious manner, and the true meaning of "no kuts" was not sexy enough to win a conviction and instill some fear into the jury.


Testimony of detective Stacey Szymkowiak
On rebuttal, Los Angeles Police detective Stacey Szymkowiak, a gang expert, was asked about the significance of the "CK" tattoo. Over defense objection, she testified in her experience Blood gang members with a "CK" tattoo had "put in work for the gang" or were those who had engaged in aggressive, violent conduct, including acting as shooters for the gang.[6] Szymkowiak also explained the hierarchical structure of a gang did not permit a member to wear a gang tattoo heralding his or her reputation as dangerous or intimidating unless the member had "put in work" to earn that reputation and the right to wear the related tattoo. If a gang member wore tattoos like Crowder's without putting in work for the gang, he or she would be disciplined.

Hundreds of tattoos of "CK" or "BK" adorn the skin of young black males starting from the age of 12. Most of these tattoos, and a majority of gang members never have to put in work, or committ violence against rivals to have this tattoo. Anyone form the neighborhood can get this tattoo and it is a personal choice. The irony is that some LAPD cops have actually testified to this fact, and Det. Szymkowiak is completely aware of the stats of gang violence compared to the 40,000 gang members in the city of LA, the idea if putting in work in order to get a tattoo is a blatant lie.

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Re: Police who falsely testify about gangs in court.

Unread postby VictoriousHTZ » February 19th, 2016, 2:01 pm

Can we sue the living shit out these scum bags for this?


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