Warning: In Albuquerque Penalty for “Illegal Camping” is Execution by Cop!

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Wed Mar 26 01:11:06 GMT 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


In Albuquerque the Penalty for “Illegal Camping” is Execution by Cop


Kimberly Paxton - 

Nobody seems to play good cop, bad cop anymore. 
It’s gotten to the point where it’s just bad cop, worse cop.

A homeless man camping in the Sandia Foothills in 
the outskirts of Albuquerque had the misfortune 
to become the subject of a standoff with the trigger-happy Albuquerque PD.

The Daily Sheeple recently warned that the 
was being trained to use “more deadly force”, and 
it seems as though the officers have taken those 
lessons seriously. You may recall another victim 
of the 
who was shot at when he ran from police or the 
case of the Taos officer who 
fire on a minivan full of kids. And who can 
forget the multiple cavity searches (like 
one or even 
8 probe incident) diligently undertaken by New Mexico’s finest?

Unfortunately for James M. Boyd, his encounter 
with the APD turned 
a brutal assault that ended in his death. After a 
three-hour standoff, Boyd had agreed to 
reported the tragic events that followed:
When the situation reached its climax around 7:30 
p.m., Boyd had allegedly agreed to end the 
standoff, but warned APD that they must keep their word.

“Don’t change up the agreement,” Boyd said to 
officers. “I’m going to try and walk now. Don’t 
try to harm me. If you keep your word, I can keep you safe.”

Boyd put on his backpack. He reached down to pick 
up a thermos, placed it in his right hand and 
grabbed a blue bag in his left hand.

“Don’t worry about safety, I’m not a [expletive] 
murderer,” Boyd continued. “Don’t try it. Don’t 
try to harm me. I won’t try to harm you. Alright?”

Boyd tried to walk away. But police were not going to let that happen.

“Do it,” one of the officers said, and a 
grenade was lobbed at Boyd’s feet. A loud 
explosion and a puff of smoke followed.

Police can be heard shouting, “Get on the 
ground,” as they rushed in with weapons trained 
on him. A barking K9 advanced toward him. Mr. 
Boyd, now under attack, dropped his bags and 
instinctively retrieved a knife from his pocket. 
Nevertheless, he did not advance and did not make 
any threatening gestures. The nearest officer 
still remained several feet away.

Boyd stood there for approximately 5 seconds, 
then turned away from officers and began to 
descend to the ground ­ possibly a sign of 
compliance with demands to get on the ground. For 
reasons unclear, police opened fire. A volley of 
rifle rounds, beanbag rounds, and tasers fired at the man in near unison.

James Boyd fell instantly to the ground. Officers 
barked orders at him to get his hands up. Boyd 
could be heard on video saying “I can’t move.”

“Please don’t hurt me anymore,” he moaned.

Unsatisfied, police opened fire again, this time 
on his prone, lifeless body with beanbag rounds 
from a shotgun. He did not budge after repeated 
strikes. Next, the police dog was turned loose on 
him and gnawed on his leg. He remained unresponsive.

Officers then moved in and secured his body. Boyd did not survive.

Ultimately, 15 seconds after agreeing to end the 
standoff, he was shot and lying on the ground. 

The entire reprehensible execution of this man was caught on a helmet cam.

Warning: Graphic Content

The APD, unsurprisingly, stated in the face of 
this video evidence that the 
was justified.
Chief Eden called the shooting justified at the 
news conference, saying officers used non-lethal 
force first and that there was a direct threat 
made at an unarmed K9 officer. According to Chief 
Eden, Boyd was less than eight feet from the unarmed canine officer.

“Actually if you watch the video tape, all the 
less than lethal devices were in fact deployed. 
It was when the canine officer was down directing 
the canine dog that the suspect pulled out the 
two knives and directed a threat to the canine 
officer who had no weapons drawn. He was handling the dog,” Chief Eden said.

News 13 asked Chief Eden directly, “do you 
believe this was a justified shooting?”

Chief Eden responded, “Yes, if you follow case 
law, ‘Garner versus Tennessee’, there was 
directed threat to an officer.” 

Cast of Criminals Cops

I think it’s really important to get to know the 
folks in your community, don’t you? Let’s take a 
closer look at some of the cops involved in this 
travesty. The APD released the names of two 
police officers who were involved in the shooting.

Officer Keith Sandy
As you saw in the video, the victim was laying on 
his stomach saying he was unable to get up when a 
police officer named Keith Sandy walked up and 
shot the prone man in the back. Officer Sandy, 
pictured below, must be so proud of his brave, 
heroic action. You can learn more about Officer 
Sandy’s own criminal history 

Officer Dominique Perez
The other cop who shot the victim was Officer 
Dominique Perez. Doesn’t he look like a nice guy 
instead of a heartless killer of the homeless?
Perez and Sandy are both on paid vacation leave 
pending the outcome of a review of the murderoffice-involved shooting.

Police Chief Gordon Eden
And finally, this is the estimable Police Chief 
Eden, the leader who found the actions of these 
officers acceptable (because, gee, everyone knows 
that you should just sit there and let a dog bite 
you.) Although he did not fire a bullet into the 
man, by saying that this type of brutality is 
justified, he is endorsing this kind of behavior in the future.

The telephone number for the APD is (505) 
242-COPS. (See what they did there? Clever!)

You can use 
LINK to report police misconduct to the APD. (I 
dunno, murdering a homeless mentally ill man in 
cold blood seems sort of misconduct-y, don’t you think?)

Kimberly Paxton is a staff writer for 
Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. She is 
based out of upstate New York. You can follow 
Kimberly on 
and <http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/https://twitter.com/KPaxTDS>Twitter.

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