Cops’ fist bump after killing restrained suspect ignites outrage

Images of Ben Anthony C de Baca at hands of police (Photo Credit: Bernalillo Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department)

Images of Ben Anthony C de Baca at hands of police (Photo credit: Bernalillo Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department)

According to the family of Ben Anthony C de Baca, 47, their loved one died at the hands of uncaring police officers in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, in September 2015. De Baca had a history of mental illness and was acting erratically at a Wal-Mart when police were called to the scene. Earlier in the day, de Baca crashed his truck into another vehicle after an argument with his wife, and was later restrained by Wal-Mart customers after he started to destroy merchandise. During the police encounter, de Baca bit one of the officers and a device known as a spit-sock was placed over his face to restrain him.

Bodycam footage of the encounter released by the Bernalillo Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department s sparking outrage. The officers are heard joking and cursing as de Baca is heard yelling, “I can’t breathe.” The unidentified officers state, “This c— f—ing bit the f—out of me, I had to punch his a– off me.”

Later, the officers realize that de Baca has become unresponsive and one is heard saying, “I f—ing hate it when people put us in a position like this.” Two officers are then seen on camera fist bumping after de Baca is clearly dead. De Baca’s death, on Sept. 6, 2015 was ruled a homicide from “excited delirium,” which was complicated “by means of physical restraint.” The two officers involved in the arrest were cleared of any wrongdoing by the Rio Rancho Police Department.

Images of Ben Anthony C de Baca at hands of police (Photo Credit: Bernalillo Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department)

Images of Ben Anthony C de Baca at hands of police (Photo Credit: Bernalillo Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department)

The attorney for de Baca’s family, Ahmad Assed, has stated that a spit-sock is not to be used on a suspect for biting; further, an improperly placed spit-sock resulted in de Baca’s death. Assad stated to the media,“They used it in a different fashion than in the training I hope they received. I doubt they received any training. If there was training, it certainly wasn’t consistent with how they used it.”

The family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the officers and the police department.

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

Comments

  • Chuck
    December 8, 2016

    I hope that the family wipe out the police department, the officers involved, and the city for employing these thugs.

    • Sol Rothstein
      December 8, 2016

      Why, they/Police had the right to KILL him. We as AMERICANS give them to the rights…WHEN YOU FIND NOT GUILTY like the POLICE have been getting then you cannot say SHIT.

      • Anthony
        December 8, 2016

        You have a Jewish last name ,so if you are a jew,it was the uncivilized jews that shouted to have their Messiah crucified ?

        • Sol Rothstein
          December 10, 2016

          If you are going back that far…

          It was Anglo Saxons raping each other, living in caves, rubbing sticks together and being taught how to be civil by African Conquerors.

          Do you need a history lesson on how Man evolved.

      • Anthony
        December 10, 2016

        As a white, Englishman and a Doctor of Medicine, I hold no biases regarding races, but the fact of the matter is that they do indeed exist.

        People of African descent are the “master” race from which all races derive from. Anyone who is not black skinned with woolly hair is inferior for the lack of a better word. White skin and straight hair have no biological use or advantage. Black Africans can survive the elements of Europe just as easily as White Europeans can. The reverse, however, is not the case. White Europeans would simply perish in the presence of the sun,you’re NOTHING OR NO ONE,WHITES ARE NOT THE STANDARD FOR HUMANITY ???????CLIMATE CHANGE, WEAK ASS WILL DIE OFF THE PLANET LIKE SCAVENGERS YOU ARE.

        • Sol Rothstein
          December 10, 2016

          SO now you are a White Englishman…

          So what part of the U.K., are you from and what is your lineage to the Anglo-Saxon, race…

          YOU WOULD know this if you were from the U.K.

        • Sol Rothstein
          December 10, 2016

          NIGGER stop lying…

          YOU ARE A BLACK ASS HOOD BITCH with several CHILDREN and begging some HOMELESS man for Child Support.

          BLACK WOMEN lie daily…hehe YOU BUSTED…BITCH.

        • Sol Rothstein
          December 10, 2016

          SHUT UP you lying BLACK HOOD WHORE…

          • Lunasick
            December 11, 2016

            Wow

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 12, 2016

            WOW…to you too DICK CHASER.

    • Guest
      December 9, 2016

      How does that punish the cops? We will be paying that bill.

  • Sol Rothstein
    December 8, 2016

    Damn SHAME…

    When are HISPANICS going to riot…hummm…never. THAT’S only for uncivilized BLACKS.

    • Anthony
      December 8, 2016

      The “Goodness” of Whites

      You have murdered millions of persons; plundered, pillaged and ravaged thousands of hamlets, villages, towns, cities, states and nations. Now you seek to legitimize your criminality and perceive yourself as good and law-abiding. Your civility and civilization are like the rest of your lives, purchased through the death of others. It is easy to be “law-abiding” and “decent” when you write the law and define decency when you have the money to buy them. A true test of your ethicality would be to be good and law-abiding in the face of deliberately instigated poverty, degradation, powerlessness, hopelessness, insecurity, terror, pain and death. Until you have lived under such circumstance do you really know how “decent,” “law-abiding” and “good” you really are?

      Yours is a goodness born of evil. Your goodness does the work of Evil – its father. It is Evil disguised as good hatred disguised as love. That is why your “charity” corrupts. Your “goodness” is the goodness born of not having to murder another in order to take his possessions but having to murder another in order to take his possessions but having your police , your armies, mercenaries and puppet dictators do it for you. In the name of “national interest” “self-defense,” “free enterprise,” “private property,” “fighting for democracy,” “restoring peace,” “maintaining the balance of power,” and hundreds of other hypnotic, self-deceptive words and phrases, you hid from yourselves the murder committed by your “patriotic” sons. With the diplomatic double-talk you deny that your armadas – standing and mercenary armies – your fortresses scattered hither and yond, your deadly missiles and star wars battle stations are but guns you hold to the collective temples of the world’s peoples while you rob them hand-over-fist. Your newspapers and books, your media, are your instruments of repression, repression through misrepresentation, omissions and lies painful reality of your truly murderous trek across the globe – permitting you to think yourself inherently good and your victims inherently evil. They reverse reality, stridently screaming in their headlines about the murder of one “innocent” White victim on the streets by some “burley Black man,” some “Black teen-age savages” gone “wilding,” while the rape, murder and plunder of the whole African continent and its people does not merit a whisper in the last page, last column. Of this your “goodness” is born. And for this reason your “goodness” shall be assaulted, your peace disturbed, and you shall see evil intent staring back at your through every non-White pair of eyes. That Black man you hate and fear is the Black man you made. You are being menaced by your own shadow.

      • Mason Youngblood
        December 9, 2016

        ..Preach..

      • Sol Rothstein
        December 10, 2016

        Nigger PLEASE…Shut your BLACK WHORE ASS up.

        • Anthony
          December 10, 2016

          When you are intelligent enough to truly study, understand, and EXPOSE your enemy; it’s not all too inconvenient for some folks to call you a conspiracy theorist. It’s designed to sway the public away from the ‘Truth Speakers’. That’s what I am–and without apology.

          From an early age, my eyes were open to the behavior of white people and I have never been taken by them–nor do I fall for their “act” of nicety. You know the ones: wherever you go, the mall, grocery store, park, etc., if you come in contact with a white person, here comes the stare, then the smile. And just what are they smiling at? They always want to strike up a conversation. For what? They don’t know you, so what’s the MOTIVE-ation?

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            So IN YOUR LIFE TIME…

            Name me the WHITES that have HARMED YOU or your Family Members and THEN name me the WHITES that have GIVEN you a JOB, Support, Education, HOMES, and Freedom…

            THEN tell me how may of your BLACK family or you…that have been a victim of BLACK ON BLACK Crime…

            YOU know like — in a fight at school, picked on, BEAT UP, robbed, killed, raped…ETC…

            BLACK on Black CRIME is worse than WHITE Racism in current day. We doing it to ourselves…

            NOW BLACK WHORE…and I know you are a BLACK WOMAN/whore…SHUT YOUR damn mouth…MEN are talking.

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            ????????????????u funny ,u should be a comedian

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            So in other words…YOU CANNOT…deny the FACTS…

            NOW you see why the WHITE WORLD doesn’t CARE ABOUT BLACKS…you NIGGERS are useless.

            You cannot even TELL OTHER BLACKS not to be racist to the only OTHER BLACK MAN in the neighborhood but to stick together.

            Hispanics have made BLACKS in America 4th Class Citizens and irrelevant !!!!

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            White on white murders 84%????

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            So WHITE ON WHITE MURDER is 84%.

            GUESS WHAT — OF that %…That equals out to apprx. 3500 deaths a year.

            NOW BLACK ON BLACK CRIME…equals out to apprx. 4850 death a year/

            NOW here is where YOU BLACKS get lost…(math & logic).

            3500/200 MM WHITE POP = less than .01% WHITE ON WHITE CRIME Deaths.

            4850/65 MM Black POP = approx. 2% BLACK ON BLACK Crime Deaths…

            NOW do you get the POINT DUMB ASS…learn how to understand NUMBERS and Statistics

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            Whites Genetically Weaker Than Blacks, Study Finds
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            White Americans are both genetically weaker and less diverse than their black compatriots, a Cornell University-led study finds.

            Analyzing the genetic makeup of 20 Americans of European ancestry and 15 African-Americans, researchers found that the former showed much less variation among 10,000 tested genes than did the latter, which was expected.

            They also found that Europeans had many more possibly harmful mutations than did African, which was a surprise.

    • Mason Youngblood
      December 9, 2016

      I guess Whites burning down Black churches and spraying “Trump” and swastikas inside the burned church is civilized,huh?

      • Sol Rothstein
        December 10, 2016

        So give me some FACTS you know links to these stories…

        Last story about a RACIST TRUMP Supporter spray painting a home of a Rich Basketball player was investigated and they caught the BLACK TEENAGERS that did it. They said it was a prank and joke…What???

        HOW do you explain that…Hummm….

        • Anthony
          December 10, 2016

          You say nigger like it means something, that’s the only word you feel is a blow,????????????????

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            I called you a NIGGER, because in BLACK AMERICA today…Good BLACKS are separating from NIGGERS…not Nigga, but NIGGERS.

            So if you didn’t know that, NOW YOU HEARD IT !!!

            So being called a NIGGER by a BLACK person, is saying you are not a GOOD BLACK PERSON. You GHETTO.

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            U DUMB?for a minute I thought u had a little sense

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            No, I am not dumb, I am just TELLING YOU THE FACTS…and you don’t want to hear the FACTS.

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            Here’s a fact for youStudy shows surge of bad disease genes in Europeans
            Wednesday Nov 28,2:23 PM
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            A scan of all the mutations in the human gene map shows something surprising – people of European descent are evolving fast, and not for the better.

            The study finds that in the past 5,000 years, European-Americans have developed a huge batch of potentially harmful genetic mutations – many more than African-Americans.

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            ANSWER the FUCKING QUESTION you LYING BLACK WHORE…

            You said you were a WHITE Englishman…prove it.

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            Because you have done this, you and your descendants will suffer from Naaman’s leprosy forever.” When Gehazi left the room, he was covered with leprosy; his skin was white as snow.

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            BLACK WHORE…get back in your SECTION-8/Affordable Housing-CAGE…you Female CITY APES are feral and deadly.

            Lying is normal for BLACK WHORES…that’s why BLACK AMERICA has been ruined. YOU BLACK WHORES and your Bastard no good THUG SEEDS.

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            Inbreeding is also responsible for the Caucasian phenotype, which upon close examination is remarkably similar to other primates. Chimpanzees and other low-order primates resemble Caucasians in hair texture, narrow features, thin lips, large outer ears, and hairy bodies. Perhaps, the most notable similarity Caucasians have with primates is their very large supraorbital ridge or brow ridge. (Wikipedia, Supraorbital_ridge)

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            BLACK WHORE…did you just act like a CITY APE and not reply to the answer.

            YOU BLACK WHORES are unreliable !!!!

            Answer THE FUCKING QUESTION liar…YOU BLACK WHORES get caught in lies daily.

            SHIT why waste time with you DICK CHASERS and LIARS.

            FUCK IT…bye BITCH.

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            BLACK BITCH Bye

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            NOW here is something your DUMB ASS should have said and be embarrassed about ….

            THESE WEAK WHITES beat your BLACK ASS and put you into SLAVERY and still ON TOP of your BLACK ASS…

            Make that make sense…BLACK WHORE….you stupid as fuck.

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            European Scientist Concede White People are Inbred Mutant Albinos

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            Says the BLACK WHORE probably putting WHITE WOMEN’S hair weave over her BLACK nappy, nappy.

            YOU BLACK WHORES are nasty, just FOUL pieces of shit.

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            SHUT YOU YOU BLACK WHORE…find your baby daddy. He behind in CHILD SUPPORT

          • Sol Rothstein
            December 10, 2016

            BYE BLACK BITCH

          • Anthony
            December 10, 2016

            Look up the white gorilla Snowflake, I rather be an black ape ,than an ugly White one?????????goodbye albino

        • Mason Youngblood
          December 10, 2016

          It happened right here in my hometown of Greenville, Mississippi after the election…how is that for ‘FACTS’. Listen, I know you are on this site commenting like you know everything and that you can’t ever be wrong and but some of us are ACTUALLY living what you only think you know. So when someone tells you something you need to keep an open mind that when you hear things like this, it is not always a lie where you need facts. I’m here where it happened and you are there..wherever ‘there’ is…but anyway..you don’t know as much as you think you know.

    • Anthony
      December 10, 2016

      UNNATURAL DISEASE: The World’s Population was Happy and Healthy until Europeans arrived with Small Pox, Chicken Pox, Measles, Cholera, Malaria, Typhus, Tuberculosis-TB, Scarlet Fever, Pertussis-Whooping Cough, Syphilis, Diphtheria, Polio, STD’s, Black Plague, Lice, Spanish Flu Etc. E bola, Zika and AIDS were Blamed on Africa but a World Traveled, Flight attendant named Gaetan Dugas, a White, Blonde, Promiscuous, Bath House Loving, Gay Man was the FIRST known victim of AIDS. Dugas knew he had a contagious disease dubbed, “Gay Cancer” But Maliciously spread it to Hundreds, taunting them with his secret. Europe Blamed China for the Plague Claiming the Silk Road Trade Route caused the spread but the disease exploded in Europe and Spread across the Black Sea to Egypt. Leprosy was Described in Ancient Greece and Europe then later in India, China, Japan and Indonesia. Cholera is caused by Poor Sanitation, As a Result, Indians under Colonial control suffered greatly from the Disease. Malaria is not contagious, it’s Spread by Mosquitos yet was unheard of in the “Americas” until Europeans arrived. Ancient Cultures Encountering Whites were shocked by the lack of hygiene, Rotten Oozing Teeth, Red tongue (Scurvy) and the “Gentleman’s Companion”, Lice. Europeans Wore Wigs or Perukes to cover the Syphilis Sores and Powder was used to control the Lice. Bathing three times during their entire lives, was common. Whites of Today Bathe Regularly but still cause Lice Outbreaks and due to their high levels of Sulfur, Smell Like Wet Dogs when their Hair gets Wet. Dr Mervyn Elgart “White people get head lice more often than other racial groups”. No Other Race on Earth has caused a Contagious Disease Epidemic for Whites. European Diseases Still Permeate the Earth. The Moment Children are not Vaccinated, Deadly Diseases erupt.

      • Sol Rothstein
        December 10, 2016

        BLACK WHORE answer my QUESTION…please.

        YOU GOT Caught in a LIE…

        YOU ARE NOT a White Englishman, but a BLACK HOOD WHORE, the using Public Library Internet.

        Get a fucking JOB, you fucking BLACK WHORE…

      • Sol Rothstein
        December 10, 2016

        BYE BITCH.

  • Dukehines
    December 9, 2016

    Sol Rothstein is a troll .Just continue you’all . This doesn’t concern him or her .

  • Dukehines
    December 9, 2016

    These boys in blue are acting like thugs and criminals, no one will speak up …….crazy. they get a free pass….murder

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