California dad 'begged for his life' as police beat him to death

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  1. Ronny

    Ronny Good Guy

    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.

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  2. why is this big story only picked up by an obscure blog with a bias? where is cnn?
     

  3. Not sure about this case or if procedure was not followed. Use of force continuum ect. But I have seen many people yell that they are not resisting or beg to stop hurting them and continue to be totally combative. Hopefully they get to the bottom of this.
     
  4. Ronny

    Ronny Good Guy

    CNN only cares if the victim is a minority (Travyon). Yes, CNN is racist in their coverage.
     
  5. what news agencies are reporting and following up on this?

    the provided source seems weak.
     
  6. tray tray was not a victim, he was an assailant.
     
    #6 cowboywannabe, May 13, 2013
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  7. Ronny

    Ronny Good Guy

    I know. He is portrayed as a victim by racist journalists though.
     

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