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Dad who died during arrest 'begged for his life'; witness videos seized

The Kern County Sheriff's Office says Silva resisted, a canine was deployed, more law enforcement arrived, batons were used and the man later had trouble breathing. He was taken to KMC, where he died. An autopsy was slated for Thursday, but no results have been released.

Some witnesses apparently took cellphone video of the incident but deputies moved quickly to seize the phones. The Sheriff's Office, after releasing a statement Wednesday and naming its officers Thursday, declined all further comment.

People who say they witnessed the incident as well as Silva's family members described a scene in which deputies essentially were beating a helpless man to death. They were indignant that cellphone video had been taken away by deputies.

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There are apps available to upload the videos imediately..

I tried looking for one just now but couldn't find a suitable recommendation. I will try to return with a good app suggestion tomorrow.

If anyone beats me to it, great!


I try to change people every day. Do You?

Dropbox has a similar feature

but it uploads it to a private Dropbox directory. Qik looks nice.



When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift


That's the one.


I try to change people every day. Do You?

Possible intoxication=death sentence?

This is crazy stuff. Maybe someone could take out their SD card before handing over their phone. A strategy to keep in mind if you're caught in a similar situation.