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Bored Cops Put Queens NY Nightclub Under

Posted by invizweb on July 7, 2008

Radley Balko wrote for the blog Reason:

Last year, New York police officers were seen dancing in the streets just before arresting four men in a city nightclub on charges of selling $100 worth of cocaine. It took six months and the men’s life savings, but their names were finally cleared when prosecutors took the unusual step of announcing in court that the men had committed no crime.

That’s because club surveillance video shows that the undercover cops had no contact with the accused men in the two hours they were in the club.

Now, club owner Eduardo Espinoza says the police are retaliating against him.

Espinoza said he thinks police are retaliating against him because of a strange phone call he received shortly before the harassment began.

A man who identified himself as the officer who made the drug arrest in his club demanded to know if Espinoza had taped the events of that night.

“I said I already gave it to the defendants,” Espinoza said, “He said, ‘Oh s–t.’ He hung up.”

Espinoza had received just two summonses in the two-and-a-half years he owned the club prior to turning over the videotapes. He has received more than a dozen since.

“I been harassed so much, I’m selling my business,” said Espinoza, owner of Delicias de Mi Tierra on 91st Place in Elmhurst.

“Every two to three weeks, there’s cops in here, searching the bar. If there’s no violation, they’ll make it up. I lost all my clients – everybody’s scared to come in my place right now.”

The officers implicated by the surveillance tapes are being investigated, but still on duty.

More here.

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Lucha Report for 7/7

Posted by invizweb on July 7, 2008

Eternal Thanks to Kris Zellner

NEWS

There are rumors going around that Intocable will be making his first appearance after leaving AAA on 7/19 for AULL at Arena Lopez Mateos and Super Calo is expected to appear as well.

RESULTS

AAA 7/5 – Centro de Convenciones Teotihuacan de Acapulco (TV taping)
1. Mascarita Divina/Mascarita Sagrada/Octagoncito beat Jerrito Estrada/Mini Abismo Negro/Mini Histeria
2. La Diabolica/Ayako Hamada/La Hechicera defeated Estrellita/Fabi Apache/Sexy Star
3. Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario beat Crazy Boy & Juventud Guerrera
4. El Brazo/Decnis/Pirata Morgan defeated Alebrije/Brazo de Plata/Gato Eveready
5. Cibernetico & Elegido beat Electroshock & Head Hunter I
6. Steel Cage Match: La Parka Jr. jumped off the cage putting Konnan through a table for the win. Order of Elimination: El Mesias/Jack Evans/Chessman/La Parka Jr. – Konnan was forced to compete here because of Zorro’s shoulder injury he suffered the day before.

EMLL 7/6 – Arena Coliseo drawing 4,000 fans
1. Angel de Oro & Sombra de Plata beat Carrona & Cholo
2. Goddess/Princesa Blanca/Sahori defeated Amapola/Rosa Negra/La Seductora
3. Hijo del Faraon/Metalik/Stuka Jr. beat Arkangel de la Muerte/El Bronco/Vangelis by DQ when the rudos ripped off Stuka’s mask.
4. Los Guerreros (Black Warrior/Olimpico/Sangre Azteca) defeated Grey Shadow/La Sombra/Valiente – El Black challenged Sombra to a shot at his NWA Welterweight Title after the match.
5. Dos Caras Jr./Mistico/Volador Jr. beat Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Atlantis/Mr. Niebla/Ultimo Guerrero) – Mistico got a lot of boos here but that’s the norm lately.

IWRG 7/3 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Judas el Traidor beat Eragon
2. Destello & Zatura defeated Anubis & Greco
3. Aeroman/Freelance/Goleador beat Arlequin/Fantasma de la Opera/Septiembre el Terrorista
4. Super Libre sin referi: Black Terry defeated Fuerza Guerrera
5. Relevos Increibles: Multifacetico & L.A. Par-K beat Hijo del Anibal & Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr.

IWRG 7/6 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Eragon & Halcon Dos Mil beat Avisman & Comando Gama
2. Jack & Miss Gaviota defeated Anubis & Judas el Traidor
3. Capitan Muerte/Fantasma de la Opera/Xibalba beat Freelance/Goleador/Zatura
4. Arlequin/Black Terry/Ciclon Negro defeated Aeroman/Centauro/Chico Che
5. Multifacetico/Scorpio Jr./Zumbido beat El Dandy/Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr./Veneno by DQ when MA2K Jr. fouled Scorp.

Monterrey 7/5 – Arena Monterrey drawing 10,500 fans
1. Golden Boy & Simbolo Dos Mil beat Los Difuntos I y II
2. Astro Boy/Los Orientales I y II defeated Arkangel de la Muerte/Bengali/Loco Max
3. Mascara Purpura/Super Nova/Valiente beat Misterioso II/Rey Hechicero/Virus
4. Alex Koslov/Maximo/Shocker defeated Damian el Terrible/Rey Bucanero/Sangre Azteca by DQ
5. Dr. Wagner Jr./Hector Garza/Marco Corleone beat La Triada del Terror (Averno/Ephesto/Mephisto)
6. Ruleta de la Muerte: Blue Panther eliminated Tigre Universitario who unmasked as Jesus Villalobos, 38-years-old, from Monterrey with 20 years experience. Order of Elimination: Atlantis/Villano V/Mistico/Ultimo Guerrero/Blue Panther

Monterrey 7/6 – Arena Coliseo de Monterrey
1. Los Mini Rangers I y II beat Mini Black Dragon & Mini Cowboy
2. Angel Negro & Tequilita defeated Black Galaxy & Vendetta
3. Bam Bam & Mercurio beat Angel o Demonio & Chica de Arabia
4. Dr. Tormenta/Hator/Herodes defeated Aventurero/Estrella Dorada Jr./Tinieblas – They are building to a cage match with these six guys.
5. Diluvio Negro II/Pierko/Vudu beat Estrella Dorada Jr./Golden Boy/Tigre Universitario by DQ.

UNITED KINGDOM

Lucha Libre London 7/4 – Roundhouse in Camden, London
1. Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito beat Bracito de Plata & Pentagoncito Black
2. Hijo del Solitario & Magno defeated Black Fish & Cassandro
3. Negro Navarro beat Solar I
4. Hijo del Santo/Huracan Ramirez/Mystico defeated Blue Demon Jr./Hijo del Cien Caras/Silver King

Lucha Libre London 7/5 – Roundhouse in Camden, London (matinee)
1. Bracito de Plata & Pentagoncito Black beat Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito
2. Magno defeated Black Fish
3. Solar I & Cassandro beat Hijo del Solitario & Negro Navarro
4. Blue Demon Jr./Hijo del Cien Caras/Silver King defeated Hijo del Santo/Huracan Ramirez/Mystico

Lucha Libre London 7/5 – Roundhouse in Camden, London (evening)
1. Bracito de Plata & Pentagoncito Black beat Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito
2. WWA Middleweight Title: Solar I fought Negro Navarro to a double pin to retain his title.
3. Hijo del Cien Caras & Hijo del Solitario defeated Huracan Ramirez & Silver King
4. Black Fish & Cassandro beat Magno & Mystico
5. WWA Welterweight Title: Hijo del Santo defeated Blue Demon Jr. to win the title.

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