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Cops Storm Bar Like it’s a War Zone, Assault Dozens of Innocent People

Monday, July 17, 2017 11:26
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by Justin Gardner, The Free Thought Project:

Merced, CA – Police stormed into a hookah lounge in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 9 in a manner that can be described as nothing short of terroristic. Video captured by a security guard at Chandelier’s Hookah Lounge shows us once again that all too often, cops are the ones who needlessly escalate situations into fear and violence.

The video begins with multiple cops screaming at patrons to back up, right after barging in with riot guns and batons. The crowd of people enjoying a relaxing Saturday night socializing at the hookah lounge are bewildered and frightened by this sudden act of aggression.

One cop fires a rubber projectile at a man who was being pushed backward by another cop, which causes even more panic as people are trying to flee the room. The video cuts to another segment after cops, with tasers drawn and pointed, have managed to put several people on the ground. Others are letting their frustration at this unprovoked violence be known, as we can hear one person shout, “Why the f—k are y’all doing this?!”

According to the Merced Sun-Star:

“The video was corroborated by multiple witnesses, including one black female UC Merced student. She said police first entered the building with flashlights. They left, and people resumed the event thinking the situation was over. But the police rushed back in with guns and Tasers drawn, causing the confusion and fear.

During all this, one officer slammed the student’s friend to the floor and sat on his neck. As the student began to protest, saying he can’t breathe, an officer shouted, stay back or I’ll shoot.”

Indeed, the assault on innocent patrons begs the question: why did the cops do this?

The Mercer Police Department (MCD) stated they were looking for a suspected burglar in the area, who was not caught. Instead, five people were arrested from a situation entirely created by the cops.

Assuming the MCD statement is true, does the most logical approach to apprehending a burglar involve storming a social club as if it’s a military raid? It’s ludicrous to expect that everyone will immediately become quiet and complacent as armed police storm suddenly into the building.

In fact, that would be disturbing as it would indicate an entirely submissive population.

There is no escaping the fact that cops created this situation, and it will sow more fear, anger and distrust among the community which cops are supposed to “protect and serve.” Fortunately, no one was killed or seriously injured, from what we know, but that could have easily happened with Tasers, riot guns and the excessive force used.

The department says an investigation is ongoing, but we know there’s a very good chance they will find they did nothing wrong. It’s all too easy to create the narrative that the patrons’ actions justified the violent response, and most media will simply echo this without question.

This kind of disturbing assault on innocent people—who are supposedly protected by constitutional rights—cannot be allowed to be normalized. Please share this video so we can continue to expose the ever-encroaching police state.


Police storm into a hookah lounge in #merced #California like it is a war zone

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  • Redlist Renegade

    These days most cops only protect their own asses and serve their own interests !!!

    • Boo

      I don’t know but, if you are likely to get shot sitting in your car by some stranger, how long would it take for you to square that with your own best interests. That’s one of the reason’s you don’t want someone demonizing you because of a few bad apples who look like you. The loss of this perspective, in all fairness, is what adds fuel to this fire. Police officers aren’t saints, but the majority are not engaging in abusing their public. Take the bad apples to court and get your conviction there. This is your answer. Anything else is a no win situation, that ultimately the public will suffer it’s brunt.

  • Maxwell

    Cops Storm Bar Like it’s a War Zone, Assault Dozens of Innocent People

    Take a good look America. This is why you and your shithole country are hated by the world people. Your cops ex army people are used to doing this in any country the Yank army has been in or is in. Why should the treat you any different. Get used to it, your cannibles have come home to prey.

  • Anonymous

    Satanic zio-trained pigs.

  • Sun Rabbit

    What FILTH. All those people need to get together and file a class-action lawsuit against the Merced police. make an example of them and set a new precedent that this will not be tolerated.

  • dakota

    Hang those cops by the bawlz.
    Cops are asking for trouble. They’ll get it too. That’s a shame for the good cops.
    Unfortunately people are going to turn on all cops, and it will be deadly.
    They’re teaching ordinary people to carry fire arms at all times.

    • Boo

      Dakota … ordinary people always have carried guns at all times. I get it you don’t know who because you expect some law enforcement person to carry one for you and protect you. What I don’t get is, you are now asking that the only protection you have from the bad guys be thrown into the mix with the bad cops. Here’s the deal. The good cops will just take their guns and protect their loved one’s and find another job. That leaves you where? Between a rock and a hard place. And easy prey sadly enough.

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