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Watch Out, Even Fake Latinos are Being Chased by Cops

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David Houser, a police officer in Arkansas, pulled quite the stunt when he triggered a manhunt after reporting being shot by a young, Latino male at a stop sign last month.

Here’s the thing — IT WAS ALL A LIE.  Houser not only lied about the entire shootout, he actually shot himself and grazed his bullet-proof vest in order to make it seem believable.

READ: Was It Murder? Video of Police Shooting an Unarmed Latino Man Sparks Debate

“The crime scene was staged. The bullet hole was self-inflicted,” Police Chief Nathan Cook said. “He had laid out some different caliber (casings) to make it appear he had exchanged gunfire. He did discharge his service weapon.”

No one really knows exactly why he did it, but some believe he had had personal issues. As of now, Houser has been fired from his post as a police officer.

Man, even fake Latino’s aren’t safe from the popo.

Get more details of the David Houser fabricated story here.

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Here’s What We Know So Far About The Arrested Parkland Officer Who Hid While Students Were Shot And Killed On Campus

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Here’s What We Know So Far About The Arrested Parkland Officer Who Hid While Students Were Shot And Killed On Campus

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Scot Peterson, 56, was the on-duty resource officer on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus on Feb., 14, 2018. That was the day that Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people in the school while Peterson remained outside never confronting the shooter. He is now in jail facing charges connected to his lack of response during the shooting, including charges of child neglect.

Scot Peterson was the on-duty armed guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida when 17 people were shot and killed.

According to reports, former Broward Deputy Peterson has been charged with 11 felonies because of his inaction during the shooting. Peterson, who is facing charges including child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury, has long been criticized for hiding during the shooting. While 17 people were killed, Peterson can be seen on camera standing outside of the building and hiding from the shooter for 50 minutes.

The charge for perjury was added because Peterson, under oath, denied hearing gunshots when he first arrives at the building where the shooting occurred.

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According to The New York Times, one student, Arman Borghei, said he looked out of a window and saw Peterson outside building 1200 where the shooting took place. Peterson allegedly had his gun drawn but was frozen in place doing nothing to locate and confront the shooter.

News of his arrest and charges has been met with celebration from people on social media.

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“We cannot fulfill our commitment to always protect the security and safety of our Broward County community without doing a thorough assessment of what went wrong that day,” Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a statement about terminating Peterson.  “I am committed to addressing deficiencies and improving the Broward Sheriff’s Office.”

People are also so over other people trying to give the former deputy a way out of the responsibility.

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We have seen recent examples of unarmed people taking down gunmen to save fellow classmates and coworkers. Peterson was the armed guard on campus and some people argue that his lack of action led to a higher death toll that Valentine’s Day.

Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are joining the online discussion to give people a face to attach to the tragedy.

Many of the students and their supporters are happy with Peterson being arrested for negligence allowing people to die. Families and friends who lost loved ones in the shooting at the Florida high school are waiting to see if the trial will unfold in their favor or not.

Check back with mitú as we cover the developments of this story.

READ: After Two Parkland Students Commit Suicide, Community Unites To Share Mental Health Resources

A Group Of Police Officers Performed At A Mariachi Festival And Some Think It Was Just Publicity

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A Group Of Police Officers Performed At A Mariachi Festival And Some Think It Was Just Publicity

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The Los Angeles Police Department recently shared a video of several LAPD officers and Los Angeles Sheriff deputies performing with a mariachi and folks are eating it up.

The singing police officer is Chris Reza, a member of the LAPD police force. Reza’s Twitter banner proudly states that his duty is “to protect and to serve! and occasionally sing!” Reza was one of many police officers and sheriff’s deputies who attended the 27th annual Mariachi Festival at Mariachi Plaza in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Mariachi Plaza, a place where people can hire mariachis and other musicians for parties, is a popular community gathering spot. Reza took to Instagram to share his excitement about being part of the festivities with his fellow law enforcement peers.

“Great event and a great time,” Reza wrote on Instagram. “Many thanks to my mariachi/law enforcement brothers and sisters for having the heart and vision to see this through mariachi Los Servidores.”

Several people replied to the tweet to express how impressed they were.

Music does have a way of getting people moving regardless of who sings it, tbh

Law enforcement was holding this performance down from the guitars in the background to the lead singer.

But mainly people were just happy to see their neighborhood represented.

And they might have a career in music if this whole law enforcement thing doesn’t work out.

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READ: This Mariachi Version Of Grease’s ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ Will Make You Want A Latino ‘Grease’

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