Robert Vester, Marshall County (IL) Deputy Sheriff, Complete Abuse of Power

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The information below was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by Allison Griggs, who seeks to inform others in her community about the subpar actions of someone who – at least according to the website of his employer – protect the citizens of Marshall County.

Date of Interaction: 05/01/2014
Individual Responsible: Robert Vester
Outfit: Marshall County Sheriff’s Department
Phone: (309) 246-2115

This deputy sheriff, Robert Vester, from Marshall County, Lacon, IL, is posing here in this picture, pretending to be a disabled person. This is one of the only pictures you can see on his Facebook page.

Robert, not only was pulling multiple cars over at the Summercamp Festival, but he was doing illegal searches and confiscating phones, etc. After he arrested multiple people for no reason, we started investigating him because of the way he treated people (along with his co workers). Compete abuse of power. He is messing with people’s lives and costing then gobs of money.

Nowhere is it ok to imitate a handicapped person, let alone someone in his position to be doing it. He is supposed to be helping the community, not hurting people and making fun of the helpless!

Please, please, post this picture and bring awareness to this horrible situation!

Editors Note: Prior to posting this I checked the Marshall County Sheriff’s website, to confirm that Robert Vester was in fact employed there. Upon finding that the site lacked the employees’ names (save for the head-honcho Robert E. Russell). Thus, I decided to call to confirm. On Saturday, September 20th, I called the Marshall County Sheriff’s Outfit (309.246.2115)and asked the gentleman who answered the phone whether a man by the name of “Robert Vester” was employed there. I was greeted first by silence then was asked my identity. I stated that who I was not important to the information sought, which should be public. I again asked if Robert Vester worked there and was again asked my identity. I then asked the gentleman I was speaking with if he was Robert Vester and was told “No.” I then asked if he had a colleague named Robert Vester and after a silence, was hung-up on. I called back, and someone else answered. I asked that person if a Robert Vester was employed there and was told “Yes.” Why the difficulty

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Peaceful Walker Illegally Disarmed and Falsely Charged by Kenneth Sessions, Atmore Police Employee

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Chad Thrower shared the content below via CopBlock.org/Submit – if you have a moment please give the Atmore police a call and question why they targeted a man who did nothing criminal.

Atmore-Police-Department-PatchDate of Interaction: September 3, 2014
Police Employees Involved: Officer Kenneth C. Sessions;
Police Outfit: Atmore (AL) Police Department
Phone: 251-368-9141

My brother and I recently started walking for exercise the week the incident occurred. We went fairly early in the morning/late at night to avoid the daytime heat, usually between 1:00 am and 4:00 am. I carry my pistol with me for protection. I let my concealed carry permit expire a few months back, so I was carrying the pistol openly, as Alabama law allows.

When we were about approximately three or four blocks from home a police car came up behind us and began following us. He was creeping slowly behind us for about a half a block. He then pulled up near us and asks where are we headed. I respond with, “that’s none of your business.” He gets out of the car, flashlight pointed at my firearm and seemed angry because I refused to answer his question.

At gun point, he orders me to put my hands on the car, takes my pistol, and searched my person after I refused to give consent to a search of my person. He called backup and about five or six other officers soon arrived. They all huddle up and talk awhile. After they finish the same officer returns to me and puts me in handcuffs.

I was told I was under arrest for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, which is a total fabrication. My pistol was in a holster, my shirt was tucked behind the pistol, and was plainly visible.

Editors Note: If Chad was conceal carrying, as was claimed by Kenneth C. Sessions, how was his firearm spotted? It’d be interesting to read the twisted “facts” of the police report he submitted… Also, to think that one can only carry an item of their own property a certain way (concealed) after gaining permission from others who position themselves as “rulers”, fuels the idea that there are two classes of people, which is not conducive to a free society.

In the future, Chad, and everyone else reading this, is encouraged to always carry a video or audio recording device on their person, and to use to capture an objective record should a police interaction occur.

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Michael Brown Tribute “You’re Not Alone” [Music Video]

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The video below, which has a powerful, positive message, was shared by Matthew Nagengast via CopBlock.org/Submit – as is noted, all proceeds donated via the associated GoFundMe campaign will go directly to the family of Michael Brown. This video will also be added to the page CopBlock.org/Music.

Incident Date: 09-09-2014
Initial Aggressor: Darren Wilson
Outfits: Ferguson Police Dept, St. Louis County Sheriffs, Missouri National Guard, and Missouri State Troopers

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Panhandle Cop Block Start-Up Campaign

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The content below was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by Dirk, who’s involved with Panhandle Cop Block, which was earlier this month added to the page CopBlock.org/Groups.

Hello from the team over at Panhandle Cop Block!

We’ve created a GoFundMe account to help launch Panhandle Cop Block. We want to raise money so we can print and distribute Cop Block material to the community and the local law enforcement agencies to let them know what we are about and what to expect.

Help Panhandle Cop Block kick off its campaign of police accountability by donating today:

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Your donations will go towards the printing and distribution of Cop Block materials and citizen’s right pamphlets to raise awareness in the community and educate the public how to stand up for their rights in Police State America. Every donation no matter the size helps and is greatly appreciated by our team here at Panhandle Cop Block. Be share to share this with friends, family, and other concerned citizens.

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Michael Gendron, Chicopee, MA Police Employee Caught Naked with Teenager

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This story was shared by Jessica via CopBlock.org/Submit

Police Employee: Michael Gendron
Outfit: Chicopee Police Department
Phone: (413) 592-6341

The date was August 27th. A woman in Chicopee, MA came home earlier than expected. When she entered – she was shocked to find a stranger there. That stranger was not ransacking her possessions, but was laying on the floor naked, with her 17-year-old daughter.

Michael Gendron

Michael Gendron

That man – 43-year-old Michael Gendron, wears a Chicopee police badge.

Since that date, Gendron has been told that he cannot communicate with the girl, and that he is not allowed to possess a firearm.

Gendron has also been suspended from the Chicopee police outfit without pay, which he has appealed with the help of a lawyer.

Gendron, who has not denied the relationship, has a disciplinary hearing on September 18 in front of Chicopee mayor Richard J. Kos, who is said to have the authority to overturn Gendron’s suspension and pay him back wages, extend his suspension, or fire him.It’s curious that Kos, and not the supposed customers of Gendron and the Chicopee police, is said to have the ability to determine whether he remains someone who is a part of an outfit that claims to be “effective, professional, respectful” and “accountable.”
Some watching this situation have questioned when Gendron and the teen started their sexual relationship – noting that if it was two years before – when she was 15-years-old, then it would be illicit per legalese. That then, brings into the conversation the topic of self-ownership.

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Jon Phillips, Canton (TX) Police Employee Accused of Harassment

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The following was shared by Leah Toups via CopBlock.org/Submit. She recounts being issued ransoms by Jon Phillips, a Canton, Texas police employee, for actions that have no victim, who then continued to harass and engage in stalker-like behavior. It seems clear that Toups would not voluntarily hire Phillips to “protect” her – I wonder how many others in Canton feel the same?

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Aggressor: Jon Phillips badge #109
Outfit: Canton TX Police Department
Phone: 903-567-4991

I am a single white female who is terrified for my safety in my small hometown in which I have lived for 23-years. For the last 12-months I have been continuously harrassed by Officer Jon Phillips. The incident that occurred on September 13, 2014 put the nail in the coffin, so to speak.

At approximately 3:30 pm on Saturday afternoon I was returning home from running errands. I was at a complete stop on a State Highway 64 waiting to make a left turn onto Old Kaufman Road (my residential area). Officer Phillips was approaching the stop sign at Old Kaufman Road attempting to turn right onto State Highway 64. He was traveling at an unsafe rate of speed, ran the stop sign, and made his right turn into traffic coming his way (I was stopped waiting to turn). I immediately heard the acceleration of the police car and took note that he ran the stop sign but dismissed it as I thought that maybe he had received a call, although, he did not have his emergency lights on NOR his siren.

After I negotiated my turn I looked back and noticed that Officer Phillips (now about 1/4th of mile up the road headed the opposite direction from me) tapped his breaks. I continued traveling down my road on to my home. Approximately 30-seconds later I noticed a police car approaching my car with great speed. The speed limit on said road is 25 mph. I looked down at my speedometer and I was traveling 27 mph. I then let up off the accelerator in preparation to make a left turn into my neighborhood. I signaled and turned, and without a turn signal, he followed me.

I traveled about 1/4th of a mile further and he pulled me over. The reason for the stop was my speed which he clocked at 29 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. He wrote me two citations: speeding and failure to change address within 30-days.

I have lived in my new home for 45-day, which Phillips knows because he somehow acquired my address the day I moved in and since has proceeded to drive in front of my house 2-3 times a day, park in my driveway and wait for me to come home or to leave, sat along the curbside in front of my residence, beat on my front door, and treat me like a criminal for a simple unpaid ticket THAT HE ISSUED ME for expired registration.

This man is a predator! He needs to have his badge taken away!!! I have a complaint with the police department on file and currently working on another depicting Saturday’s incident.

Editors Note: Will Mike Echols – the head-honcho of the Canton Police Outfit – find his colleague Phillips did anything wrong? That’s unlikely, per the perverse incentives inherent in the thin blue line culture, but it’s great that Toup sought to make others aware of his actions through her post. One suggestion for Toups and anyone else in such a situation – film all encounters with police employees. If video of the actions Phillips is said to have done existed (and perhaps it does from his dash camera?) it would go a long way to show that, far from “protecting and serving,” he is a menace to the community.

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The Mind Set Podcast: Episode 208


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A weekly attempt at opening eyes, and trying to shed some light on what’s really going on in the world. All done by ripping apart the media madness that masquerades as news. All with a health dose of paranoia.

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2. Obama Airstrikes

3. Scottish Independence

4. Weapons Instructor Death reply

And so much more!

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Justice for Terry Groessel – Killed By Dallas Police Employees Jankowski and Herczeg

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This story was submitted by a relative of Terry Groessel, who was the third person killed by Dallas police employees in two weeks. It was shared, in an effort to put-forth a version of events that didn’t originate from the shooters or their friends, via the form at CopBlock.org/Submit.

The family has started a GoFundMe campaign to to raise money to start a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department.

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On the morning of 8/21, I received a text from my cousin asking me to call her. When I did, she explained that she just got word that Dallas Police Department shot and killed our Uncle Terry Groessel the night before at the Grand Hotel in Dallas.

Dallas police employees stated that the police were in the parking lot of the Grand Hotel scanning license plates, looking for stolen vehicles. They believed, for some reason, that Terry’s truck was stolen (had they scanned his plates, they would have immediately found out that it was NOT stolen).

Terry was living at the hotel at the time. Many news articles were attempting to justify his murder by slandering his name and listing his past crimes (including being a registered sex offender for having a 17-year-old girlfriend 20 years ago). He paid his time for his crimes, and was a changed man.

However, by 3:30 PM on 8/21, the story changed to “suicide.”

Related corporate news story: Dallas police say shot that killed suspect in officer-involved shooting was self-inflicted by Claire Cardona at DallasNews.com

According to the police, we’re supposed to believe that the 20+ bullets shot at him didn’t end his life! but that a final shot by his own handgun was what ended his life. This is absolutely a lie, and my family has found two witnesses that say it was more like 40-60 bullets that Dallas police employees shot at him, it sounded like fireworks, and the police were 5-6 feet away from him while shooting (NOT by the squad car, as DPD reported).

After the first round of bullets, Terry was still alive, according to an eyewitness, with his hand(s) in the air as if he were surrendering or crying for help, then the second round of bullets were fired at him. Rather than calling an ambulance, the police waited 10-15 minutes before going to even check to see if he was actually dead.

According to both witnesses, the police were going throughout the hotel, telling people to go back to their rooms. They also had everyone who had photos or videos to turn them over to police, and then delete them.

The family is now trying to prosecute either the involved officers, or the Dallas Police Department. We feel like we have enough evidence for a case, and we have started a campaign to fund all incurred legal fees for this: http://www.gofundme.com/e6mobc

We need an excellent lawyer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Once we have a lawyer on retainer, we can obtain the police report and autopsy report, which have been behind red tape for the family since the incident.

Dallas Police Outfit

  •  (214) 671-3646
  • Aggressors: Jay Jankowski, Michelle Herczeg
  • 1400 S. Lamar St. Dallas, tx 75215

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