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KILLER_CLOWN
05-27-2011, 12:09 AM
Eighth Grader Executed for Scaring a Cop
William Grigg
Lew Rockwell

Between March 2006 and November 2010, Officer Daniel Alvarado of San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District Police was suspended four times. Four times he was informed by supervisors that he faced “immediate termination.” For some reason, when it came time to fire Alvarado, his superiors just couldn’t bring themselves to pull the trigger. Alvarado displayed no similar scruples on November 12, 2010, when he murdered 14-year-old Derek Lopez, who had just taken part in a brief scuffle with another student.

Owing to his own troubled past, Lopez was a student at the Bexar County Juvenile Justice Academy. At around 4:30 PM on the fatal day, Lopez sucker-punched a 13-year-old classmate at a bus stop.

“He just hit me once,” the student later recalled in a sworn deposition. “It wasn’t a fight. It was nothing.”

Unfortunately, Alvarado happened to be prowling the intersection in his patrol car, and witnessed the trivial dust-up.

“Freeze!” Alvarado shouted at Lopez, who bolted from the scene. Alvarado, in his mid-40s, briefly gave token pursuit before relating the first of several self-serving falsehoods.


“I just had one run from me,” wheezed the winded tax-feeder. “I saw an assault in progress. He punched the guy several times.” (Emphasis added.)

A supervisor instructed Alvarado “not [to] do any big search over there” in pursuit of the assailant. “Let’s stay with the victim and see if we can identify [the suspect] that way.”

Rather than doing as he was ordered, Alvarado bundled the “victim” — who was probably more terrified of the armed functionary than of his obnoxious classmate — into the patrol car and went in pursuit of Lopez.

Lopez vaulted a nearby fence and hid in a backyard shed containing Christmas decorations. The homeowner saw the intrusion, and a neighbor flagged down Alvarado’s patrol car. The officer drew his gun “when he came up the driveway,” recalled the homeowner. Within a minute or so, a single gunshot resonated through the neighborhood. When asked by the horrified homeowner what had happened, Alvarado — who reportedly looked “dazed or distant” — replied that Lopez “came at me.”

“The suspect bull rushed his way out of the shed and lunged right at me,” the timorous creature later claimed in an official report. “The suspect was literally inches away from me, and I feared for my own safety.”(Emphasis added.)

Alvarado was lying, of course. An autopsy revealed “no evidence of close range firing [on] the wound,” and no gunpowder stains were found on the victim’s bloody t-shirt.

By this time, the boy who had taken the punch at the bus stop had called his mother via cell phone. She arrived shortly after Alvarado had gunned down Lopez.

At one point, the mother told a witness, "He shot him? Why did he shoot him? He didn’t have to shoot him,” reports the San Antonio News-Express.

Alvarado, who four times was on the cusp of being fired for insubordination, disobeyed a direct order on November 12. He falsified key details of the shooting in his official report. A 14-year-old boy was gunned down execution-style for the venial offense of engaging in an adolescent scuffle, and for compelling an overweight middle-aged badge-polisher to run a few hundred yards. According to the San Antonio Police Department, this is all perfectly acceptable: The department ruled that the murder of Derek Lopez was a “justified” shooting.

Although he’s been removed from patrol duty, Alvarado remains on the force, albeit in a tax-subsidized sinecure. Although he had repeatedly been threatened with termination for sloppiness or defiance in carrying out administrative duties, Alvarado faces neither criminal prosecution nor professional censure for murdering a 14-year-old boy. Apparently, insubordination in carrying out office functions is a much graver matter than insubordination that results in the needless death of an adolescent Mundane.

Despite the fact that this incident involved two teenage boys who attended a special school for troubled juveniles, parents should understand that students in practically any government-run “educational” institution can fall prey to sudden — and potentially lethal — police violence.

“Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that increasingly have come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning,” observes investigative reporter Annette Fuentes in her infuriating and valuable new book Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse. Federally subsidized “zero tolerance” policies growing out of the “War on Drugs” have created what Fuentes and other critics of the system call the “school-to-prison pipeline”: “If yesterday’s prank got a slap on the wrist, today those wrists could be slapped with handcuffs.”

As the case of Derek Lopez illustrates, a childish prank could be treated as a capital offense, with summary execution carried out by a corrupt cop who doesn’t have to endure so much as a slap on the wrist.

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/05/eighth-grader-executed-for-scaring-cop.html

CrazyPhuD
05-27-2011, 02:48 AM
So is it too late to give the officer a medal?

Garcia Bronco
05-27-2011, 07:20 AM
Being a bully isn't easy. Sucker punching people, hiding in sheds. The officer just save the state of wherever from having to pay to keep that kid in jail until the execute him for murder.

Mr. Kotter
05-27-2011, 08:36 AM
I'll save my outrage for when, and if, we get the full story--not just some liberal rag's spin.

Dallas Chief
05-27-2011, 09:28 AM
Free the WM3!!!

ClevelandBronco
05-27-2011, 09:36 AM
“I just had one run from me,” wheezed the winded tax-feeder....

The bolded words cause me to suspect that the reporter is probably operating from more of a libertarian anarchist POV.

Murder is a pretty specific term that apparently has little to do with what this cop did to the kid.

Taco John
05-27-2011, 09:37 AM
The bolded words cause me to suspect that the reporter is probably operating from more of a libertarian anarchist POV.

Murder is a pretty specific term that apparently has little to do with what this cop did to the kid.

"Execution" fits here much better.

ClevelandBronco
05-27-2011, 09:38 AM
"Execution" fits here much better.

Execution of what?

Saul Good
05-27-2011, 09:39 AM
I feel like we got a firm grasp of the details frrom this even-handed piece.

vailpass
05-27-2011, 09:49 AM
I feel like we got a firm grasp of the details frrom this even-handed piece.

Seriously.
I didn't finish reading it. I glanced to the bottom, saw the words
'activistpost.com' and quit right there.

Amnorix
05-27-2011, 09:51 AM
I feel like we got a firm grasp of the details frrom this even-handed piece.

ROFL

Huffmeister
05-27-2011, 09:56 AM
“Freeze!” Alvarado shouted at Lopez, who bolted from the scene. Alvarado, in his mid-40s, briefly gave token pursuit before relating the first of several self-serving falsehoods.
Now THAT's objective journalism.

vailpass
05-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Now THAT's objective journalism.

For sure. I like this one too:

“I just had one run from me,” wheezed the winded tax-feeder

ClevelandBronco
05-27-2011, 10:48 AM
The bolded words cause me to suspect that the reporter is probably operating from more of a libertarian anarchist POV.

Murder is a pretty specific term that apparently has little to do with what this cop did to the kid.

Y'know, come to think of it, "reporter" is a pretty specific term that apparently has little to do with what this writer is.

AndChiefs
05-27-2011, 10:52 AM
Y'know, come to think of it, "reporter" is a pretty specific term that apparently has little to do with what this writer is.

Come on it's obvious this reporter is on the side of the cop. He didn't even talk about his devil horns or how he actually killed the kid by breathing fire on him.

Brock
05-27-2011, 04:00 PM
And nothing of value was lost.

dirk digler
05-27-2011, 04:14 PM
Minus the obvious reporters bias the story is legit.

SAPD has ruled the shooting justified but the DA is still investigating


http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/sunday_focus/article/Officer-who-shot-student-had-history-of-not-1388322.php#page-1

CoMoChief
05-27-2011, 04:52 PM
Minus the obvious reporters bias the story is legit.

SAPD has ruled the shooting justified but the DA is still investigating


http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/sunday_focus/article/Officer-who-shot-student-had-history-of-not-1388322.php#page-1

of course they did.......:rolleyes:

Simplex3
05-27-2011, 06:54 PM
of course they did.......:rolleyes:

Shocking, huh?

KILLER_CLOWN
05-27-2011, 06:55 PM
Americans are truly heartless, this is a kid.