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California Dad 'Begged For His Life' As Police Beat Him To Death – Witnesses

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A California father of four died Wednesday shortly after a group of police allegedly beat him with batons as he lay defenseless on the sidewalk. Cops, before confiscating witness’ cameras, also reportedly unleashed a canine unit on him.

David Sal Silva, 33, allegedly resisted when police approached
him to ask if he was who neighbors called about to complain of an
intoxicated man in the area. The officers called for backup and,
witnesses told the Bakersfield Californian, Silva was soon being
beaten in the face and upper body by as many as nine policemen and
their batons. At least one of the cops reportedly held a German
Shepherd on a leash nearby.

Witnesses who had recorded the events on their cell phone
cameras had the devices confiscated by officers, who claimed the
footage was part of a police investigation that could yield
evidence. The Sherriff’s Department has released the names of seven
officers who were on the scene, but the identities of the
California Highway Patrol police who were also there have not yet
been made public.

When I got outside I saw two officers beating a man with
batons, and they were hitting his head so every time they would
swing, I could hear the blows to his head
,” said witness Ruben
Ceballos, who told the Californian the noise was so loud it woke
him up.

His body was just lying on the street and before the
ambulance arrived one of the officers performed CPR on him and
another used a flashlight on his eyes but I’m sure he was already

Police have refused to comment, citing an ongoing investigation
that could take years to complete, but relatives have demanded the
cell phone footage be made public.

My brother spent the last eight minutes of his life
pleading, begging for his life
,” said Christopher Silva, 31.
The true evidence is in those phone witnesses that apparently
the sheriff deputies already took. But I know the truth will come
out and my brother’s voice will be heard

An autopsy was completed Thursday but the cause of death’s
release is pending a toxicology report and microscopic studies, the
local coroner’s office told the Bakersfield Californian

The family has hired attorney David Cohn, who told reporters
they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit in federal district court
next week. He sent a letter formally requesting that law
enforcement agencies do not tamper with the video evidence on the

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words,”
Cohn said. “And thank God we have concerned citizens who take
video and pictures of incidents like

This article originally appeared on : RT


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    • desertspeaks

      The police did NOT confiscate phones in BOSTON!
      The only reason these MURDERERS confiscated phones was to DESTROY EVIDENCE!!!
      Yes, I know, someone will inevitably say they don’t all lie and while that may be true, those who don’t speak up when others are lying are just as culpable as those who lied! this makes them complicit not only in the lie but the crime that took place and they are co-conspirators! and CRIMINALS! Lying by omission!
      WHEN was the last time you heard of a police officer report or arrest another officer for LYING or giving false testimony?!?! answer; it’s been so long no one knows for sure, but not within recent memory!
      The police lying has become so prevalent that judges, lawyers and cops have a quaint little nickname for an officer giving testimony, they call it testiLYING! instead of testifying.. that in and of itself speaks volumes!
      You have the right to remain silent, I strongly urge you to ALWAYS REMAIN SILENT! they’ll play good cop, bad cop but in the end, anything you say can and will be twisted against you in court!
      The cops can even lie to you legally “thank you supreme court morons for allowing them to lie”
      Once the supreme court gave them permission to lie, they took it and ran with it and have become completely untrustworthy!!!!!!
      Now nearly on a daily basis they are MURDERING innocent people over victimless innocuous alleged crimes!

      • Anonymous

        You are wrong. Chris Dorner turned in crooked cops in LA. You have a short memory.

      • Anonymous

        The last time I heard of a police officer who reported his police officer partner for abusing unjustly, a handicapped man. What happened to the officer that reported his partner? HE WAS BURNED ALIVE IN A CABIN BY HIS FELLOW OFFICERS THAT HE REPORTED ON. Yes, it was the man whom the police said was gone crazy. He was a black officer in LA, who did the right thing and it even got confirmed by the father of the abused man……

        Its my unconfirmed opinion, that like the militry, the police are being satanized. Its the only way they could commit cold blooded murder with no conscience.

      • ThenAgain

        Understand this is ALL a result of the scum zionists/marxist takeover of our police, and the Stupid police are too stupid to realize they WILL be offed once the grid is finished and the Autonomous drones are up along with ground based robots. No pensions to pay. lol. They won’t need to confiscate the police weapons they’ll just drone them. It’s too bad the police are so stupid they don’t understand they are not going to be allowed to survive either. In any event, get informed, Who owns the fed reserve, zionists, who’s behind all the fake wars for 200 years, zionists, who did 911, owns the media, is behind homeland, etc all zionists, and dual izrahell congress/senate and their shills -
        copy links send to others, at least the rest of us can be informed, here also the best chemtrail vid available, -it’s 4 hrs, covers more than chemtrails, don’t have to watch all at once, unlike ytube can watch part and go back later start at any point.

      • Equalizer

        PS – you do NOT have to relinquish your phones/cameras to police without a warrant, ever. Just walk away with the stored evidence.

    • Room With a View

      desertspeaks, my sentiments exactly. Never let a cop see you filming. They will take your evidence and destroy it or lose it (conveniently) then the boys get together to corroborate their story and the poor victim has no leg to stand on, otherwise he is dead. I hope that all the people who had their phones confiscated go to appropriate lawyers and make a affidavit and make it legal before the court case (if there will be one) so at least there will be some push back on these killer thugs who now call themselves Police Officers. Be good people, otherwise you are dead. The days we live in are truly despicable. Remember, some one is innocent until proven guilty, or is that just the good old days.

    • Banderman

      I guess only one race on the planet gets their civil rights protected.

      • ittlebite

        yeah, it’s called the rich race. Only the poor have no rights and no one to protect them.

        • Fish

          True, true, true. Only the rich are deemed “good enough” to be treated as a human being and deserving of justice.

      • ThenAgain

        Yes, the zionists who Own it All, and to some extent their partners the scum freemasons who are many judges. For the moment they are also giving a pass to illegals, as zionists are behind the immigration push (along with all that’s happening) to kill the US, as it is costing hundreds of billions and with amnesty is going to cost trillions, And, ALL Americans are going to be forced into biometrics as part of the amnesty scam. Yet stupid people especially in TX and CA just sit on their butts saying nothing about this coming amnesty while101 Million working age citizens out of work. Well have fun with that forced iris scan people.

    • Bobbyray

      I am pretty sure that the cell videos must be important. The police can not just confiscate your cell phone or video without a warrant. That is theft by fraudulent methods and a violation of your civil rights. They can ask you for a copy of the video but you are not by law required to hand over your cell phone to them. The video is copyrighted by the person that took the video and the cell phone is private property. In this case as they did, they are responsible for any damage or loss and the use of any video in a court of law or otherwise to the owner as agreed upfront contractually. If they use it without your permission, you can sue them for theft and copyright violations and violation of your civil rights.

      A class action law suit is needed here to put a stop to this BS.
      This must be stopped. Our private property and imagery is ours. WE OWN IT….NOT ANYONE ELSE and they also must pay for that use, if they need it by a contract with the owner. They have NO right to just take anyones property.

      • ☜(☼_☼)☞

        Dirty cops can do anything they want to.

    • ARSlawson

      Your family and friend was being murdered and you valiantly stood by and did nothing? WTF is wrong with you people? They cease being Police and enter the realm of criminal when such actions are taking place. This gives us the Constitutional Right, and Moral Right, to protect ourselves & family from murderous criminals. Someone needs to exterminate those worthless POS cops.

      • Anonymous

        Yes. Although the cops has hand guns, shot guns, mace, batons, and ar15s, by all means, do something. Throw your phone at them!

        • ARSlawson

          Typical response from someone who’d let their family or friend be murdered while they’re too scared to move because some dumbsht cop might get mad. Better to have them turn on you for such may have just saved a life. Hope to gawd your family never needs you when it matters most.

        • ☜(☼_☼)☞

          Jf it were a Muslim, he would throw a shoe at the cops, then walk home with one shoe. How dumb is that?

    • hangman

      If this was another illegal. it shows how far Obama’s violations of the laws have succeeded in enraging American citizens. While I do NOT condone this type of behavior, and if the statements are true, they should not be given a free pass, and should be prosecuted. But on the other side of the coin, this should show people who the real enemy is, the big rat in the white House who has created all this hate by not following the laws of the land. Just observing.

    • Anonymous

      You can thank TV and films for this kind of behavior from the police. They can do no wrong. Ever notice that every “action” film or TV drama the main character is a cop, or an ex-cop, or married to a cop or is a forensics cop, or a lawyer cop, or medical cop, or Woman cop, undercover cop, federal cop. Police state TV. Even the bad guys are cops (Banshee), or brave as hell cops (Die Hard movies). That’s your police state in action. A being from another planet would think Earth is solely populated by Law Enforcement personnel if they monitored our media.

    • Ranger_Ric

      Good riddance to another illegal subhuman animal. Sorry, no compassion for the illegal slime, I enjoy seeing them killed.

      • HermeticWonderer

        You, my friend, are the scum. And one day you will wake up and realize you are infested with demons. I offer you my love and my compassion because you lack both. I have great sorrow for you because you are a sad, vulnerable, cold and vile little child. I hope you find love on your journey. Before you join your spirit self in the hell worlds – he’s waiting for you there as we speak. Truth.

      • jsangel09

        First of all, where did you even get that they were illegally in this country? Secondly, even if they were, how does that make them SUBhuman? They are a human being and the cops don’t have the right to treat ANYONE like that… We are lucky the Native Americans in this country don’t think that way, since if you want to be technical, we are ALL immigrants and this country belonged to their people that we murdered and forced into reservations… Before anyone jumps down my throat, I am NOT condoning people coming into this country, however, people like you are perfect examples of how evil some people truly are.

    • Count4eternity

      Thank God you don’t live in Illinois, where it’s illegal to videotape a cop!

      Next time, tape a few minutes, then hide the first phone and begin taping with a second one. With any luck, the first phone will survive confiscation.

      We also need technology that will allow video to be sent while it’s being taped.

    • Anonymous

      Someone needs to make an app that automatically uploads video as it is being shot, so even if the cops steal the phone they cannot delete the video.

    • Anonymous

      If the phones are backed up to icloud they will be able to retrieve the footage anyway.

    • amy2x

      I await the day a good citizen pulls out their revolver to defends a man in this type of Murderous assault. Sadly they will probably do a man hunt for that hero.

    • michael

      That is so sick they beat people and not help people because they have guns and they call them self the police wow how sick they need help really if your going to beat and kill people u dont need to be a police. Be a killer call yourself one and even more worse people just watched it happened just as wrong as them killers dont care how u put it wrong this world is so messed up and know one cares all this stuff going on lies killing plots. When is it going to end that’s right when we as one stands up what’s right my heart going out to that man and family

    • Mick

      It is heartbreaking to hear of somebody being beaten plead for their life, only to be ignored and die, but to get it from cops is horrendous and bodes ill for America. It is necessary for the people to put files and profiles of cops on the internet so they know they are known, or else you are going to face the brutality and unaccountability of the Gestapo.

      While some of these cops will never know shame others will, and though it will do no good for the poor man who died some of these scum will suffer dreadful remorse for the rest of their lives. It will be extremely distressing for them, and rightly so.

    • cloud nine

      You don’t have to turn over personal property to the police just because they say you do!

    • Ridd10

      Can you say Rodney King 2.0?

      Seems the Police learned form the last time. No Camera, No evidence. Just think, of the riots this could generate if it got on youtube in this day and age.

    • Aunt Jane

      Hope the victim was black or Hispanic. Otherwise nothing will be done!

      • jsangel09

        You sound ignorant…

        • Anonymous


      • FreedomBuck05

        jsangel09…..anon…Did you really think about Aunt Jane’s statement before you replied? -Or did you let your state/media politically correct indoctrination do the thinking for you? Perhaps you should use a thing called “objective reasoning” before you opine next time. You have brains, I assume, use them.

        Aunt Jane’s statement is not about racism – its about reality. When minorities are abused by TPTB, advocacy groups representing minorities come to the forefront to defend victims of a certain ethnicity. These groups exert pressure on media and state organizations. That pressure leads to action – or rather immediate action. Whites do not have such advocacy – because such representation would be construed as racist by the status quo and people such as yourselves jsangel09 & anon.

        Sheep are everywhere.

        • jsangel09

          Hate to break it to you but that type of abuse of power by police is NOT a new thing in the black or Hispanic community it happens far more often than you probably realize, on a daily basis, and is considered status quo, especially in poorer communities. While I’m not a fan of every minority advocacy group or their tactics, sadly there is a need for them. Every once in awhile a case so incredibly extreme ends up getting some major attention but it happens more often than not, and many, many times the cops still get off with a slap on the wrist… HOWEVER, sadly, if the same incident that gains that type of attention were to occur to a white person, especially if they have any significant amount of money, I can guarantee that the repercussions of the cops actions would be much more severe. I’m NOT racist, not against minorities and certainly not against whites either, I believe in good and evil and both come in all shades of colors.

    • icetrout

      Kill these murderers…police are they enemy…

    • Anonymous

      Police response:
      Um, we treated Mr Silva with the utmost respect. He was very grateful of our attention to him. We even gave Mr Silva CPR when for some inexplicable reason he passed out. The CHP was with us ministering to him, I believe there were nine of us at one point, standing by the side of Mr Silva in his time of need. The brave officer that attempted CPR on Mr Silva will be up for reviews and awards…unfortunately his efforts could not mitigate Mr Silva’s illness and our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”
      Officer Frap Ripero

    • justiceday

      California and has a lot of ex military that become cops! Their mentality is to kill! They think they are above the law.

    • Element 115

      Their rt to free speech has been abridged, usurped an the only way to get it b/k is by court order .It’s pretty simple…..These folks gave up a protected rt, I would of, [this is not hindsight]….Not, repeat , not…You’ll find out that u guys were duped into giving up ur 1st amendment rt,that u b protected from illegal searches & seizures w/out specified warrant((s) for such properties, or person(s) shall not be infringed upon w/out said warrant…They had no validity but ,to protect th/selfs from all that is about to unfold w/ this person who appears murdered…..For some unknown reason these particular cases needs to be followed very carefully ,least w/may find ourselves on the reciving side of those ….Blows too the head….

    • Anonymous

      It’s sad that those who are responsible to SERVE and PROTECT the people do the exact opposite. Nothing is as it seems. If they continue like this, there will be a big riot, civilians against gangster police.

    • justiceday

      how many of these cops were former military is what i would like to know

    • Fish

      I would rather answer my front door to a couple of gang bangers than olice. Made that mistake once, thought it was the right thing to do, to be cooperative. Won’t ever make that mistake again , as long as I live.

    • Anonymous

      It’s obama’s fault

      • jsangel09

        Lol seriously?!? This is not a new thing… Cops have abused their power openly abusing people without provocation for DECADES… I’m no fan of Obama, but come on…

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