| Washington man beaten to death by police as he cried for help in front of witnesses!

Washington man beaten to death by police as he cried for help in front of witnesses ~ Police State USA.

“I knew last night they were gonna kill that man,” said one eyewitness.

The apartment parking lot where police confronted Ron Hillstrom. (Source: KOMO)

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA — A man having a mental episode was brutally beaten to death with flashlights, batons, and tasers as horrified onlookers watched.  Witnesses and video confirm the man was crying out for help as repeated blows from police officers fell upon him in a darkened parking lot.

Ron Hillstrom (Source: KOMO)

Police were called to the parking lot of an apartment complex on Sunday, May 11th, to talk to a man who appeared to be having a delusional episode.   That man was 44-year-old Ron Hillstrom.

A neighbor, Ashley Patterson, told KOMO Newsthat she saw the whole thing.  “He was kinda running around like this,” Patterson demonstrated, by running around in a circle.  “He was like, ‘Help me, help me! Call the police! Call the police!’”

“They’re out to get me! They’re trying to set me up!” a second eyewitness told KOMO that she heard Hillstrom plea.

Around 9:45 p.m., Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies approached Mr. Hillstrom.

“I see four officers walking up on him and they’re like, ‘It’s the police,’ and he’s like ‘You’re not the police’, and he goes to run in the circle and as soon as he comes back the police used four tasers at one time,” Patterson recalled.

“And then they started beating him. And they just weren’t done until he was dead. Bam, bam, bam. It was horrible. It was absolutely horrific.”

The commotion brought out dozens of witnesses from their apartments, who saw the encounter and shared similar accounts.  Cell phones began recording videos of the encounter.

Deputies could be seen on top of Mr. Hillstrom, striking him and tasing him as he struggled.  “Help! Help me,” he cried.

“One cop had his knee right on his neck, holding him down,” a third witness told KOMO.  “The other one was down by his feet and two were on each side of him.”

“And then they started beating him. And they just weren’t done until he was dead,” a forth witness said.  “Bam, bam, bam,” she demonstrated.  “It was horrible.  It was absolutely horrific.”

Hillstrom was taken into custody and died one hour and fifteen minutes later.

“I knew last night they were gonna kill that man,” Patterson said, visibly shaken by the incident.  “You beat this man to death last night for no reason and we caught you. Period.”

A darkened image of a baton strike from the cell phone video of Ron Hillstrom's final hour alive. (Source: KOMO)

Unsurprisingly, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office defended the use of force, claiming that Mr. Hillstrom “charged” at deputies.  They claim that he “resisted” while on the ground and that force was warranted.  Police justified the multiple taser shocks and the blows against the man as a means to force him to drop a screwdriver he had been holding, although they did not claim that he tried to use it as a weapon.

Witnesses reject that Mr. Hillstrom was ever a threat.

“No, he did not charge the police, he was just doing what he was doing before the police came,” said the second eyewitness.

“It appears that this is a guy who was reaching out for help, literally requesting help and instead of getting help was given a death sentence,” said family attorney Nathan Roberts.

The official autopsy report has not been completed.  The officers involved are on paid administrative leave.

Watch the coverage from KOMO News:


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| Salinas California Police Caught Red Handed On Camera EXECUTING A Man!

Salinas California Police Caught Red Handed On Camera Executing A Man ~ Beforeitsnews.

Salinas, California:  Local police officers claim they had to use lethal force on a man when he didn’t obey their direct orders and then tried to attack them.

However this video, filmed by an eyewitness, shows that the man tried to back away from officers when he was fatally shot to death.

According to the paper, though, witnesses — including the 19-year-old college student who captured the video footage of the shooting — disagree. The source of the Herald clip, Yoanna Prieto, said the man appeared to be backing away from police the entire time she was filming. 
A local newspaper, the Monterey Herald, reported on Wednesday that Salinas residents were responding angrily to the previous day’s incident in light of video footage published online showing local law enforcement officials firing the fatal shots at the man from point-blank range. The victim was not immediately identified by police.

According to the Herald, cops were alerted of an attempted break-in on Tuesday afternoon after a female caller told 911 that a man was not just trying to enter her home, but was trying to kill her dog and had exposed himself.When police arrived and found the man on an adjacent street carrying a pair of gardening shears, the incident quickly escalated. The Herald quoted Salinas police Cmdr. Vince Maiorana as saying that the man was initially unresponsive when police tried to approach him about the alleged attempted break-in, then began to act strangely.“Officers end up talking to this individual, trying to find out what he’s doing and what the situation was based upon the original 911 call,” Maiorana said.“This individual started to wave the gardening shears at the officers. We tried to deploy a Taser; the Taser did not work and as the officers tried to detain this individual, this individual pulled the gardening shears and actually attacked the officers with the gardening shears.

“In response, the officers, fearing for their personal safety, shot this individual and he is now deceased.”

The cell phone video footage obtained by the paper clearly shows that two officers with guns drawn and only a few feet away from the man fired four or five shots in broad daylight.

Christopher Dolan, a noted civil right attorney, told KSBW that the killing of his client “appears to be an excessive use of force resulting in a senseless killing.”


“This is what is commonly referred to as a homicide,” Dolan said. “The police state that they killed Mr. Hernandez for having a knife, not for actually threatening them with harm. Mr. Hernandez didn’t even have a weapon in his hand when he was gunned down.The police, given the ultimate power by us, the citizens, owe each of us a duty to use only the minimum amount of force necessary. Officers are trained how to disarm a suspect and it’s not by shooting them in the head over and over! This family deserves real answers so we will have private investigators speak with the witnesses, have Osman’s body transferred to a private pathologist for analysis of the bullet trajectories, gunshot residue, and we will retain nationally renowned use of force experts to analyze the officers’ conduct. It’s in times like these when the police have killed someone that we need to be most vigilant as to protect ourselves from those entrusted to protect us.”