In a Tweet around midnight CST on May 29, President Donald Trump took to his Twitter account and threatened to begin extrajudicially executing protesters suspected of looting. This was an unprecedented move by a president and speaks to the nature of the current situation in the United States. Stealing a TV from Target does not warrant a death sentence — especially without due process.
While most of his supporters looked the other way as their messiah advocated for public executions for suspicion of misdemeanor crimes, TFTP predicted the inevitable results of such tyranny. Just two days after the president’s call for public executions, Vallejo police officer, Jarrett Tonn carried one out.
The victim’s name was Sean Monterrosa. Now, less than 60 days after executing him, Tonn is reportedly back on regular duty. Jarrett Tonn, was “back on the schedule,” a source told the Times Herald.
Though the Vallejo Police Department and city won’t confirm Tonn was involved in the Monterrosa shooting, numerous sources have reported the officer fired five shots through a police truck’s windshield, killing Monterrosa in the Walgreen’s parking lot.
As we reported at the time, Monterrosa was suspected of looting a Walgreens. He was unarmed and on his knees when Tonn opened fire though the windshield of his police cruiser and murdered him — execution style — with a bullet to the back of his head.
Monterrosa was shot during what the department is now calling a half kneel saying, “He was struck in the back of the head.”
As the video shows, Tonn rolls up on the scene and he is so scared that he doesn’t even attempt to get out of the car before he starts shooting. After he murdered Monterrosa, he immediately claims that he saw a gun. There was no gun.
“What did he point at us? Hey he pointed a gun at us,” says Tonn in an attempt to justify his execution. “I thought that —— was armed!”
After the shooting, another officer suggested that Monterrosa was fleeing, saying: “He ran, he ran!” as if that justifies the execution. Then, another officer made it clear how inconvenient this public execution was by making multiple outbursts after the killing, shouting: “This is not what I f**king needed today!” and “Stupid!”
Clearly unconcerned with the fact that his fellow officer just murdered an unarmed man who was only suspected of petty theft, another cop on the scene takes to consoling the murdering officer.
Another officer can be heard saying, “I thought he was armed too dude you’re alright, you’re alright. Take some deep breaths, take some deep breaths.”
Conveniently for the police department, the officer’s in car dash camera footage is non-existent.
“No we don’t have dash cam video. We are releasing as much video as we can for the public,” Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said.
Adding to the already egregious manner in which Monterrosa was killed is the fact that the evidence from that night was destroyed by a high level officer.
Lt. Michael Nichelini, who is also the Vallejo Police Officers Association president, is currently on suspension for destroying evidence from the crime scene.
“It’s clear obstruction of justice to destroy evidence, a flat criminal offense,” said civil rights attorney John Burris, who represents Monterrosa’s family.
“This is a law-enforcement officer with experience, that you know you don’t destroy evidence, he’s not the kind of – he shouldn’t have been thinking he can make that decision as to whether it was valuable evidence or not,” Burris said.
Using police jargon to justify the execution of an unarmed man, Williams described how the moments played out, “He was in a crouching half kneeling position, his hands were in his waist band when he turned towards officers, the officers perceived the butt of a gun and they shot. That’s accurate, that’s factual.”
Naturally, Monterrosa’s family is not accepting the “whoops, we made a mistake and executed your family member” excuse. They have been calling for the officer and the chief to be held accountable — albeit unsuccessfully.
“Not only do we want to prosecute, we need Shawny Williams to step down too,” said Sean Monterrosa’s sister Michelle.
Sadly, their calls are falling on deaf ears and it appears that no one will be held accountable. This should come as no surprise given that this is the same department on which TFTP reported this week who celebrates killer cops.
SWAT team commander with two master’s degrees, Captain John Whitney exposed the celebratory practice of beers, barbecues, and badge bending to commemorate killer cops. After this decorated cop exposed this practice, he was forced out of the job.