Jeffery Zeigler is a White man of 53 years-old. He lives in the Christian Hills subdivision of Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan. He is a retired Detroit firefighter. Because of his actions on Thursday, he has been arraigned on charges including assault with intent to murder and felony firearms.
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Zeigler’s wife called 911 and reported that her husband had chased a Black male who tried breaking into their house. Oakland County Sheriff deputies learned that a shot had been fired and found the 14-year old Brennan Walker down the street, unarmed.
Brennan told deputies that he missed his school bus. His mother had taken away his phone so he didn’t have that to use to get directions. He tried walking the bus route, but got lost. He knocked on the door to Zeigler’s house. A woman inside began yelling “why are you trying to break into my house?” Brennan said he tried to explain to her that he was trying to get directions to Rochester High, but she continued yelling.
Jeffrey Zeigler came downstairs and grabbed a gun. When Brennan saw the gun, he started to run. While he was running away, Zeigler fired a shotgun. Brennan ran further, hid, and broke down crying.
The Zeigler’s have home security video, and their story is contrary to what the video shows. Read the rest of this entry
What I’m writing about clearly shows that we are in a system motivated by racism/white supremacy. This also shows that the true and greatest threat to Law enforcement are white males,, contrary to the false War on Cops propaganda, and contrary to the false narrative that ONLY black males are targeting cops.
On February 5,2017. Two white males, James V Baker 24 yrs old of Leonard Michigan, and Brandon Vreeland 40 yrs old of Jackson Michigan, were arrested after walking into a Dearborn, Michigan police station carrying firearms, and wearing ski masks and body armor. This began when shoppers at the Fort Road shopping district called police about two suspicious men wearing ski masks and body armor. When police arrived, the men were gone.
Later a police sergeant spotted the vehicle and conducted and pulled them over for a traffic stop.They matched the description. However, Baker while in his ski mask, refused to talk to police. The sergeant let them go because he didn’t see any guns in the car. This is on video. Read the rest of this entry
In summary, on August 7, 2014, Ted Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and unlawful use of a weapon in the killing of 19-year old Renisha McBride. For more background information, please see our archives of posts about the case and trial.
Wafer is serving his sentence in the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison for the murder count and 7-15 years for the manslaughter charge. He also received a mandatory two-year consecutive sentence on a felony firearm charge.
At his sentence hearing, Wafer’s attorney argued that he should only be sentenced to 10 years.
Detroit News reports that on April 6, 2016, a three-judge panel of the court ruled that Wayne County Circuit Judge Dana Hathaway erred in ruling she could not “go below the (sentencing) guidelines” when she sentenced Theodore Wafer in August 2014.
“Because the trial court’s compulsory adherence to the guidelines range was erroneous, in keeping with (case law) we remand for … proceedings,” according to the opinion by judges Cynthia Stephens, Joel Hoekstra and Deborah Servitto.
The court upheld Wafer’s conviction. Read the rest of this entry
William “robocop” Melendez is a former police officer for the City of Inkster, Michigan. In January, he made a traffic stop of 58-year old Floyd Dent. Floyd was driving on a suspended license. Dash-cam recorded Melendez dragging Floyd out of his vehicle, beating and choking Floyd while he is restrained by another officer.
Dash-cam video shows Melendez dragging Floyd out of his vehicle, putting him in a choke hold and striking him repeatedly during a traffic stop on January 28, 2015. While he is restrained, another officer tazes Floyd.
After brutalizing Floyd, he was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting a police office, and drug charges. Floyd claimed that the police planted a bag of crack cocaine in his car during the stop. After seeing the dash-cam video, a judge dismissed the charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. Prosecutors dropped the drug charges. The decision to drop the charges came after a lawsuit filed by Floyd was settled for $1.2 million dollars. At Melendez’s trial, Floyd testified that he has loss of memory due to Melendez’s beating. Read the rest of this entry
In November 2013, 22-year-old Charda Gregory went to a party in Detroit, Michigan. She says that she was drugged because she does not remember anything until regaining consciousness in a motel room in Warren, Michigan when police came to arrest her for trashing the room. In the process, Gregory was pepper sprayed.
Video shows that Gregory entered the jail calm but could barely stand. She was approached by Officer Bernadette Najor who patted her down. Gregory removed her boots and her sweater. An officer in the video is standing in such a manner that it’s hard to see what Najor, another officer, and Gregory were doing, but the next thing we see is one officer go into a room and come out with a restraining chair. Gregory was placed in that chair that held down her arms.
Paul Misukewicz, Gregory’s attorney, told WXYZ that the officer “[Najor] took it upon herself to get the scissors. And for whatever reason, decided that she was going to butcher my client.” Read the rest of this entry