And so does the pro-police state, big-city War Daily.
My dejection and sadness just grows every day regarding AmneriKa's MSM.
And if it is doing that to me, imagine what it is doing to the parents of the fine young man! What if he were YOUR BOY?
"I miss him," she said, clutching a wet tissue.
Cathy and Jeffrey Woodman visited the site yesterday where their son, David, was arrested and lay unconscious before his death last June.
Boston police officers did not use excessive force and were not to blame for the death of David Woodman, a 22-year-old Emmanuel College student who stopped breathing after police arrested him during the Celtics championship celebration last June and died later, prosecutors said.
On the seven-month anniversary of Woodman's death, Daniel F. Conley, the Suffolk district attorney, announced yesterday that Woodman, after being arrested for public drinking, suffered an arrhythmia as a result of a preexisting heart condition.
His parents, Jeffrey and Cathy Woodman of Southwick, reacted angrily after a meeting with Conley yesterday, saying they cannot believe that police are blameless in their son's death. They said their son, who had heart surgery as an infant, led an active lifestyle and never suffered an arrhythmia before.
"I think it's a little unrealistic to ask us to believe that the police did everything right," said Cathy Woodman, a secretary, wiping away tears as she sat beside her husband during a press conference at their lawyers' office in Boston.
She said that the family had to wait months for the results of Conley's investigation and still does not have copies of the medical examiner's report or other documents that support his findings.
"We just wanted information," she said. "Now we have it, and it just sounds like a lie."
Government investigating itself!? If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it's a duck, isn't it?
(Please read this post to the very end for what REALLY HAPPENED)
Conley said that after reviewing the medical examiner's report, findings of a cardiac specialist, and interviewing police and other witnesses, he concluded that Woodman's heart condition caused his death.
"No police officer caused Mr. Woodman's death, and no police officer used excessive force in arresting Mr. Woodman," Conley said during a press conference at his Boston office. He said no criminal charges were warranted against the nine officers present during Woodman's arrest. Conley said he will immediately release the entire investigative file to the Woodmans.
It's called a COVER-UP, Globe! And what a pot-smoking scum Conley is!!
Also see: Mass. DA's Broke the Law
After watching the Celtics' championship victory at a bar, Woodman, who lived in Brookline, was walking home June 18 with four friends and carrying a cup of beer when they passed the officers at Fenway and Brookline Avenue. One of Woodman's friends, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Woodman said, "Wow, it seems like there's a lot of crime on this corner."
The friend said officers slammed Woodman to the ground and then ordered his friends to leave the area or face arrest. But Conley concluded that Woodman would not stop for police and resisted arrest by grabbing a wrought-iron fence, requiring several officers to bring him to the ground. He was charged with public drinking and resisting arrest.
"They used a level and type of force appropriate to the resistance they encountered, and they complied with the Boston Police Department's rules and procedures in doing so," Conley said.
After Woodman was handcuffed behind his back, Conley said, the officers tried to get Woodman to his feet, but he could not stand. Believing he was drunk and unaware of his medical condition, police returned him to the ground, positioning him on his side, in case he vomited, Conley said.
"Within one or two minutes, they noticed that he was not breathing and had no pulse, and they immediately took action," Conley said. One officer began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, another performed chest compressions, a third called for an ambulance, and three more ran for an ambulance, Conley said.
The Woodmans accused police of using excessive force and neglecting their son, pointing out that by the time he arrived at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he had significant brain damage from a lack of oxygen. He regained consciousness, but days later, on June 29, he suffered another arrhythmia and died.
Conley said that Dr. James R. Stone, chief of cardiovascular pathology service at Massachusetts General Hospital and a consultant to the medical examiner in the case, found that both arrhythmias resulted from Woodman's heart abnormalities and that the second arrhythmia would have killed him, even if the first had never occurred.
Commissioner Edward F. Davis, who was at Conley's press conference, said later that he believed police acted appropriately. However, police policies might change as a result of the episode, he said.
WHY CHANGE if "police acted appropriately?" GUILTY!!!!!
For instance, he said, the nine officers who were present at Woodman's arrest immediately went to the hospital for stress treatment, leaving a superior who did not witness the event to write the report.
Yeah, MURDERING SOMEONE will STRESS YOU OUT!!!!
Thomas Drechsler, a Boston lawyer who represents eight of the officers, said it was a very stressful situation for the officers who arrested Woodman and then tried to revive him. "They felt awful about it," Drechsler said. "They did their best."
If they felt so awful, they SHOULD NOT HAVE ROUGHED UP the KIDS!
The Woodmans' lawyer, Howard Friedman, said the family will review the investigative file and consult an independent medical specialist before deciding whether to file a lawsuit against the Police Department. Former US Attorney Donald K. Stern, tapped by Davis to conduct an independent review, said he will focus on police practices the night of the arrest.
The FBI and US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan will review the case to determine whether a civil rights investigation by the Justice Department is warranted.
So that's the toughest charge these murderers MAY face? CIVIL CHARGES? And they will GET OFF THOSE, too, right?
Cathy Woodman said she and her husband, an elevator mechanic, will keep fighting for their son "because it's not right that there were nine officers and one David, and all of his friends were shooed away."
I grieve for this family. What should have been a happy occasion for all was destroyed by tyranny that is based on lies -- and the world lost a beautiful young man who could have done great things. Now we will never know.
Being a PRO-POLICE STATE, PRO-AUTHORITY, agenda-pushing piece of garbage wouldn't have anything to do with it, right?
Let's GO BACK IN TIME, readers, to see what REALLY HAPPENED THAT NIGHT!
I find it sad that this needs to be reported by a Globe columnist, and wasn't ever referred to in any of the "news" reports (type David Woodman in to my blog search and scroll down).
"We watched the police unload from buses. They were in riot gear, with batons and shields. There were hundreds and hundreds of them, and I looked around and said, 'Is this really necessary?'.... People were high-fiving each other. They weren't fighting. It was not a hostile crowd. But the police kept pouring off the buses, and they were very aggressive and very hostile, and I was thinking, 'Do they really need this many cops?' And I was thinking, is this going to make things better or worse?"
It made things worse for David Woodman. He mouthed off walking past a group of cops, with a beer in his hand. Woodman said what Jim Rufo was thinking: that it seemed like there were an awful lot of cops around.... experiencing something that felt like a police state."
Even this brave reporter is biased; yes, the INNOCENT YOUNG MAN "mouthed off."
Did he deserve to be KILLED for that?
"Asking for trouble" by Kevin Cullen, Globe Columnist | July 21, 2008
Jim Rufo is 44 years old, grew up in Holyoke and now lives near Albany. He and his wife, Tracy, have season tickets for the Celtics and they were there all year for the great, long ride, and were there the night that KG and the boys sent Kobe and the rest of the Lakers packing.
It was a terrific night and the Rufos stepped out onto Causeway Street feeling as good as they had ever felt. Within minutes, things turned uncomfortable.
Not with the crowd. But with the police.
"It looked as though they were ready for the south LA riots after the Rodney King verdict. We watched the police unload from buses. They were in riot gear, with batons and shields," Jim Rufo was saying the other day. "There were hundreds and hundreds of them, and I looked around and said, 'Is this really necessary?'
"I'm not going to tell you there weren't a thousand people who had too much to drink or were on their way to having too much to drink, but they were mostly happy. People were high-fiving each other. They weren't fighting. It was not a hostile crowd.
"But the police kept pouring off the buses, and they were very aggressive and very hostile, and I was thinking, 'Do they really need this many cops?' And I was thinking, is this going to make things better or worse?"
It made things worse for David Woodman. He mouthed off walking past a group of cops, with a beer in his hand. Woodman said what Jim Rufo was thinking: that it seemed like there were an awful lot of cops around.
For this, Woodman was grabbed by some cops and put on the ground and later he was dead. Now, you can dress this up any way you want: that Woodman had a preexisting heart condition, that it was an unfortunate accident, that it was any number of things. But the bottom line is David Woodman is dead and he died as a result of being taken into custody by some cops who didn't like some kid mouthing off to them.
You will never convince Jim Rufo that David Woodman is dead for any other reason than that the show of force put on by police the night the Celtics won their 17th championship was something of a self-fulfilling prophecy: that if you hype police officers up for battle, if you send them into a crowd of civilians with weapons, you are asking for trouble.
This is not peculiar to Boston. I've seen it happen in Belfast and in Brussels and in Belgrade.
If you give people with authority the green light to kick butt, some of them will overdo it.
But this has everything to do with Boston. After the Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2004, a 21-year-old named James Grabowski got killed, run over by another kid whose response to a football game was to go out and act stupid. That death, and the flaccid police preparation for and response to the riot that precipitated it, sullied the police department.
Months later, after the Red Sox vanquished the Yankees, another 21-year-old, a beautiful girl named Victoria Snelgrove, was killed, this time by police who were determined not let the anarchy that led to Grabowski's death happen again.
And now another kid, 22-year-old David Woodman, is dead, again at the hands of police officers, who may or may not be held responsible.
How many others have to die before the Boston police figure out that maybe, just maybe, they are helping to create the very conditions they seek to control with storm trooper tactics?
"I have nothing against the police. My grandfather was a policeman," Jim Rufo was saying. "We understand the police are in a tough position. But somebody died.
"On the way home, Tracy and I talked about walking out and feeling so good, and then experiencing something that felt like a police state. It was unnerving.
"I don't know what the answer is. But unless you have a riot, you shouldn't act like there's a riot."
Hey, this is the AmeriKan police state in action, so unless you want a club to the nose, you will shut up, Mr. Reporter!!!
Boston Cops Killed Celtic Fan
Of course, I guess Boston cops have BETTER THINGS TO DO, huh?
See: Getting Away With Murder in Boston