Showing posts with label Travis Elster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travis Elster. Show all posts

For a parking ticket, a policeman shoots into traffic and tries to shoot an innocent man.


In the land of the free, revenue collectors, otherwise referred to as law enforcement officials are tasked with the enforcement of arbitrary traffic “laws.” Many of those laws are designed — to not keep society safe — but to extract revenue from citizens to fund government operations. As reported over the years, police are authorized to use violence to enforce these laws and can escalate their use of force to potentially deadly actions to confirm compliance. because the following video shows, police don't have any problem resorting to deadly force over parking tickets and window tint.

Last month, 30-year-old Travis Elster was harming nobody as he waited for his mother inside a takeout restaurant. However, the very fact that he was harming nobody was of no concern to the 2 LAPD officers who targeted him for revenue collection and harassment.

When officers approach Elster, one officer tells him to go down his window as another gets out of his vehicle to dam him from leaving. the explanation for the stop? Illegal parking. However, Elster wasn't “parked” in any respect. He was geared along with his foot on the brake which makes the complete alleged premise for the stop unlawful. As you watch the officers escalate matters, however, it becomes entirely clear that illegal parking wasn't the least bit one amongst their priorities.

“Roll down the window? What’s up, bro?” the officer says.

“Just awaiting my mom, sir,” Elster replies. someone will be seen standing at the counter of the takeout restaurant where Elster is idling.

Elster then offers to drag his car out of the way, to repair the alleged illegal parking job. If these officers truly served the people of Compton, this stop would have ended here, and that they would have gone on their way. But their job isn't to serve, it's to extort and escalate.

“Can you switch off the car for me? you have got dark windows,” the officer says, defying all logic on the initial reason he stopped Elster in the first place. If the officer really cared about illegal parking, why would he force Elster to stay parked there?

“I’ll check there for you sir,” Elster politely says. Again, this incident should have ended here. It did not.

“Turn off the car on behalf of me,” the officer says.

This officer is showing Elster that he has every intention of escalating truehe's not serving or protecting anyone.

“Let me move the car first,” Elster says.

“No, just park it and leave it here, Okay?” the officer says, yet again defying the logic of the first stop.

By this point, Elster has decided that he doesn’t want to be extorted or killed over this unlawful detainment, so he decided to chase away. This decision nearly proved fatal for him as LAPD officer Carlos Tovar decides to drag his gun and dump 8 rounds at the fleeing car.

Not only did Tovar shoot at a fleeing man, but he also fired several bullets into the road as innocent civilians drove by.

In under a second, these officers went from a speech a person looking ahead to his mother inside a Chinese food takeout restaurant to endangering the lives of innocent motorists — all to allegedly enforce a law about illegal parking.

Elster would actually escape the police and ended up losing them inside a Target store after changing clothes. Police would then visit the media and claim Elster attempted to kill the officer. 

APB would be issued for Elster’s arrest for assault on 
a political candidate with a deadly weapon.

It is clear from the video, however, that no assault materialized and Elster did everything he could to show removed from the officer when he fled. within the screenshot below, we will see Elster’s tires turned faraway from officer Tovar, in an overt try and avoid hitting the officer. Despite Elster posing no threat, and despite the very fact that he was ready to easily get out of the way, officer Tovar opened fire and attempted to kill Elster — a transparent violation of the department’s policy on deadly force and fleeing vehicles.

Department policy is evident that officers mustn't shoot at or from moving vehicles:

Firearms shall not be discharged at a moving vehicle unless an individual within the vehicle is straight away threatening the officer or another person with deadly force by means apart from the vehicle. The moving vehicle itself shall not presumptively constitute a threat that justifies an officer’s use of deadly force. a politician threatened by an oncoming vehicle shall move out of its path rather than discharging a firearm at it or any of its occupants. Firearms shall not be discharged from a moving vehicle, except in exigent circumstances and in keeping with this policy regarding the employment of Deadly Force.

The only part of the policy with which Tovar complied was to maneuver out of the way of the vehicle.

Elster is now facing years behind bars thanks to this stop.

Remember as you watch the video below that Elster had committed no crime and was merely idling geared in a very parking zone as he waited for somebody studying food inside a restaurant.

If Elster was a white person in a metropolis looking forward to his mother to choose up food in an exceeding restaurant, does one think the police would have even engaged him at all? If they did engage him, does one think they might have let him simply move out of the way? If he did displacedoes one thing they'd have tried to kill him?

These are important inquiries to ask.


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