Friday, May 14, 2010


TIME TO FIRE THE CHIEF OF POLICE IF THE BPD WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALTERED VIDEO AND TIME TO END CAVASOS CAREER AT THE HERALD

(UPDATE THE BOOKING VIDEO AT THIS TIME CLEARLY SHOWS THE EDITING WAS DONE BY THE HERALD)
Today will be short. On Wednesday I took a bad fall - I still have a bump, I can barely move my neck, and I remain nauseous. It is time to go to the doctor. Although I have been on mega doses of vitamin D for maybe 10 weeks now, my levels are actually dropping. The fatigue is just totally disabling.

I stand by my demand that the City Commission vote Pat Almighty out of the next meeting. If he refuses to leave they need to leave in protest. But they also need to vote for the immediate suspension of Chief Garcia. It seems to me that if in fact his office did not edit the booking video he would have denied it by now. In fact one of his supporters posted a very anti-gay vile comment which I rejected.

Dallas County is paying out millions of dollars yearly over the endless number of cases coming forward wherein innocent people were sent to jail. No city can remain credible and safe so long as evidence collected by the police is subject to the type game playing we saw in this video. If the BPD is not responsible for the editing of the video than they need to say so and put the blame where it belongs - the Brownsville Herald.

For the record, even if the Herald did not edit the video in my view under the case law established by the court of appeals in the case against the Herald involving Zavaletta Pat Almighty has a case in defamation. The Herald knew the tape was not accurate. They knew it falsely depicted the mayor as drunk. They published it anyway. I do believe one more defamation suit will mean the end of Cavasos. This would be a good thing for Brownsville.

If this city commission fails to suspend Chief Garcia pending a full investigation, it will send a clear message that the City of Brownsville does not care about the integrity of evidence in criminal cases. It will say we have become a totalitarian city wherein the police are free to play free and loose with evidence, even to destroy our elected officials.

If in fact the editing of the booking video happened with the BPD the act is a direct attack on the people and their government. In my view it is an act of subversion because the intent was to undermine elective government for the political objectives of the BPD.

There is no excuse for what happened. The Brownsville City Commission must act.

FINALLY, if the Chief comes out and states his office had nothing to do with it, the City Commission needs to denounce the Herald for intentionally misleading the people - hell they should do this anyway for having published what they knew was an altered video. The Herald clearly intended to subvert our elective government. They need to be taken to task on this issue.
The Texas Constitution says you are free to speak your mind, but you are also free to be held accountable for having spoken you mind. It is time we shut down the Herald for good.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

(TIME TO FIRE THE CHIEF OF POLICE IF THE BPD WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALTERED VIDEO AND TIME TO END CAVASOS CAREER AT THE HERALD)

God, I would love to see that. I hope the Mayor (el perro) sues the hell out of the BPD. Teach them to be real cops and WHO is the boss.
Ren.

Anonymous said...

Which tape are you talking about? The booking video states at the start the Herald edited the 50 minutes of tape into less than five minutes. I can imagine most of the video was him in his cell asleep. Why would they want to show a half hour of him sleeping? I don't even know where they "intentionally" made him look drunk. I think that the shaking in the video is just the way the camera system works even the cops were shaking. You commented the dashcam video was unremarkable. So which tape makes him appear drunk because I don't see it? It's like you are stirring up controversy where none exists.

BobbyWC said...

You will note I made an update noting your comment on he minutes - I have no recollection of seeing the editing note when I saw it - it may have been added later.

So what is clear the Herald acted with the intent to deceive.

On the sleeping issue you see him get in the bed and then you see an officer trying to wake him with several attempts - it appears as if he fell asleep right away. This is what you might expect of someone who is drunk.

On the phone issue you see him playing with the phone several times but never actually talking at length. The appearance is he has to keep on going to the office for instructions on how to use the phone before he finally gives up.

The clear intent by the Herald was to deceive - I think he needs to sue.

The appellate court found substantial truth does not include an act to deceive or mislead.

I do not like this mayor one bit - but this type bs by the herald must stop.

My appologies to the BPD - I will not no one else seem to notice the editing disclosure either - I believe it was added at a later date - perhaps after I made my claim.

But I have now made the correct so everyone can see the PBD had nothing to do with the editing.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe he fell asleep right away like someone who had been up all night and maybe it appeared he needed help to use the phone because he needed help to use the phone (I can think of a couple of reasons why this might be so and none of them involve alcohol).
I am no fan of the Herald or of the mayor but not everything is a conspiracy (contrary to what Charlie Atkinson thinks).
Mescalero

Anonymous said...

TIME TO FIRE THE CHIEF OF POLICE IF THE BPD WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALTERED VIDEO AND TIME TO END CAVASOS CAREER AT THE HERALD

My appologies to the BPD - I will not no one else seem to notice the editing disclosure either - I believe it was added at a later date - perhaps after I made my claim."


I think you need to apologize to Chief Garcia...