On November 19, 2011 White Plains, NY police officer kill retired Marine Kenneth Chamberlain for defending his freedom guaranteed by the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Westchester District Attorney Janet Difiore stated to the media and public that the Grand Jury Heard All of the Evidence, but is that true?
After reviewing the taser video it became apparent to this reporter that two seconds are missing from the taser video. The video jumps from 11:41:48 to 11:41:51 without recording the 49th and 50th seconds. Additionally there is no logical reason why the taser video would not have recorded the one to two minutes of the altercation between the tasering and the firing of a gun which killed Mr. Chamberlain for there is no reason why the taser camera should have been turned off during that time period. Did the White Plains Police remove taser video footage that captured them shooting Mr. Chamberlain to death and then edit it out of the video provided to the District Attorney?
Kenneth Chamberlain explicitly stated to the police that he was okay several times before they broke down his door and killed him in his own home.
Mr. Chamberlain also informs the LIFEAID operator that he is fine to which the LIFEAID operator attempts to cancel the call for service. However the White Plains Police refuse to leave. Why?
The White Plains Dispatcher states that he is not going to withdraw the officers when he states, “Right, yea they’re going to make entry anyway.”
An Officer on scene states, “We can’t leave without checking you out.”
Mr. Chamberlain is engaging you; the WPP officer, in conversation through the door, obviously afraid of being contacted by you directly and therefore armed himself for self-defense protection should you attack him after unlawfully entering his house.
Why does Mr. Chamberlain fear the White Plains police to begin with?
Why does the Dispatcher lie to the LIFEAID operator by stating that the officers at the scene have a key to Mr. Chamberlain’s door and are not going to break the door down?
Mr. Chamberlain asks the officers why are they at his residence. One of the officers responds by stating that LIFEALERT called them.
The officers go to a scene to conduct a welfare check because LIFEALERT called them there and then LIFEALERT informs the officers that it was a false alarm and do not need to make contact with Mr. Chamberlain. The question is, why did the officers follow the directions of LIFEALERT when called to the residence and then refuse to follow directions of LIFEALERT when LIFEALERT directed them to leave?
At one point during the incident with the police, Mr. Chamberlain’s sister and the LIFEAID operator request that they be allowed to contact Mr. Chamberlain in an attempt to calm him down and reassure Mr. Chamberlain that the police were not going to harm him.
Instead of attempting to negotiate a peaceful resolution of the situation the White Plain’s Police Dispatcher responds by stating, “were not going to play mediator or anything between the two of them. Okay. We can’t play those games right now. We got a serious situation going on, we’re trying to figure it out, were trying to get a resolution going….. we’re trying to resolve the situation the best we can.”
The situation is the police are breaking down a United States Citizens’ door to determine whether or not he is having a medical emergency. The citizen has repeatedly informed the police and the LIFEAID service that no emergency has occurred.
What is the “serious situation” that the White Plain’s Police Dispatcher is referring to?
The only serious situation is the one his fellow officers are creating by unlawfully breaking down a United States Citizens’ door.
Is breaking down a Marine’s door who has not committed any crime, who was not threatening any officers and then tasering him and shooting him to death the best you can do White Plains Police?
What would have been the result had Officer Carrelli and the other officers been directed by their superiors, the police dispatcher, to leave Mr. Chamberlain’s residence after he informed them that he was okay?
“Oh, Mr. Chamberlain could have died from a heart attach if we did not check him out,” you say and would be liable if you did not conduct physical exam of him.
Really, then if you are taking responsibility for Mr. Chamberlain’s life after he told you to leave him alone, then surely you should want to take responsibility for Mr. Chamberlain’s life as result of your actions to make contact with him that resulted in his death.
Why was it necessary for the police to enter Mr. Chamberlain’s home and without the aid of Mr. Chamberlain’s sister who was there to assist them?
What was the justification for entering Mr. Chamberlain’s home after he had demonstrated to both LIFEALERT and the police that he was physically okay?
White Plains Police Officer Anthony Carelli why did you need to enter Mr. Chamberlain’s home by breaking down his door after being informed that no emergency had occurred and that Mr. Chamberlain had informed you and the medical aid service, LIFEALERT, that he was okay?
Was Mr. Chamberlain a threat to you Officer Carelli when you were locked out of his apartment?
No he wasn’t was he. You were the threat Officer Carelli from beginning to end.
Why were you in such a hurry to get inside of Mr. Chamberlain’s home where you shot him dead?
If the agents of the government can force their way onto a citizens’ private property with no reasonable suspicion or probable cause that a crime has been committed or is about to be committed then the 4th Amendment does not exist and we are not free.
If we are not allowed to defend ourselves against physical harm committed upon us by others, then we are not free.
Every Marine in America should be on the door step of Westchester District Attorney
Janet Difiore’s door step demanding justice for every one of you Marines defended the freedom to live in one’s home without being accosted by the government which Janet Difiore and Officer Carelli have just eviscerated.