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Police videotaped beating man in park

Cops are mafia thugs with badges.

NyPo has the details:

The police chief in Connecticut's largest city [Bridgeport] has pulled three officers off the streets after a video was posted online showing them kicking and stomping on a man they had already subdued with a stun gun.

In the video, a stun gun is heard being fired and a man falls to the ground at a park. Two officers stand over the motionless man and begin kicking him. A third officer drives up and attacks him.

by Anonymousreply 1301/30/2013

Sounds like Fullerton all over again.

Whatever happened to those cops in CA who killed Kelly Thomas?

by Anonymousreply 101/27/2013

Based on the greenery - must have been a while ago. Now, I can see how the adrenaline rush of a chase can catch up with you, but that was disgusting.

Particularly the guy in the car who drives up and then lands one himself.

Never ever run from the cops.

by Anonymousreply 201/27/2013

Yes, but libertarians are crazy for opposing this shit.

by Anonymousreply 301/28/2013

Can't we all just get along?

by Anonymousreply 401/28/2013

In late March of 1995, deputies with the Dodge County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Department claimed to have found traces of marijuana in a trashcan outside the home of Paul Shavlik, Cheryl Kadinger, and Jason Tews. That was reason enough for Lt. James Rohr, Det. Robert Neuman, Det. Anthony Soblewski, and Dep. Kevin Hill to wage a violent, no-knock, 2:45 am raid.

On the morning of April 1st, the three roommates were tossed to the ground, handcuffed, and held motionless face down on the floor at gunpoint for 45 minutes while the police, as the roommates put it, "tore the place to shreds." Kadinger says the officers also made sexual comments while rifling through her underwear drawer. They found no drugs and made no arrests.

Two weeks later, the same cops raided another home, again after claiming to have found marijuana residue in an outside trashcan. The second raid didn't produce a significant quantity drugs, either. But it did end with a tragedy.

Scott Bryant, 29, had a petty criminal history, but relatives said he had put all of that behind him after winning sole custody of his 8-year-old son Colten. It had been four years since his last arrest, and Bryant was working long hours as a tool and die maker to support his boy. He was also taking classes at a technical college, where faculty described him as "a straight-A student." Bryant's sister Shannon Halloff told the Wisconsin State Journal in 1995, "He's shown us the last few years what he's made of. He really turned his life around."

On the night of April 17th, Rohr, Neuman, Soblewski, and Hill gathered outside of Bryant's mobile home. Rohr would later say he knocked on the door before entering, but neighbors who were 100 feet from the trailer at the time said they heard no knock or announcement. Rohr kicked open the door, and he and Neuman went inside. Bryant was sleeping. Seconds later, Neuman shot Bryant flush in the chest. Bryant was unarmed. He died in his home as his son slept in the next room.

Neuman later told investigators he "couldn't remember" pulling the trigger. That was all he would say. Neuman was known in the department for making big drug busts that generated headlines. Sheriff Stephen Fitzgerald said the shooting was "tragic," and compared it to a hunting accident. The local district attorney determined that the shooting was "not in any way justified," put declined to press charges.

The following year Dodge County settled with the Bryant family for $950,000.

by Anonymousreply 601/29/2013

In 2008, FBI Agents raided the Richmond, California home of Artesia West as part of a drug and gang sweep. They were looking for West's son, who was wanted on drug charges, but didn't live at the house.

When West opened the door, she attempted to tell the agents they could search all they liked, but to be careful around her disabled daughter, Laquisha. Two years earlier, the girl had been left quadriplegic after she was struck by a bullet during a drive-by shooting.

But before she could speak, West later said, the agents "were coming in the side door shooting things.” The agents deployed flash grenades and repeatedly screamed at at the disabled girl to "get down." West told the San Francisco TV station KGO, "She kept telling them, 'I can't get down.'"

By design, flash grenades produce large plumes of smoke -- the intent is to distract and disorient the occupants of the residence about to be raided. But as the agents detained and questioned West while they searched her apartment, they left Laquisha Turner in the same room where they had set off the grenades. Because her injuries left her unable to move her wheelchair, she was forced to sit and inhale the smoke.

Turner fell ill after the raid, was hospitalized, and died a month later.

West blamed the smoke inhalation for her daugher's death. The December 2, 2008 KGO report indicated that autopsy results were due in a couple of weeks, but I've been unable to find any follow-up reports on whether the smoke was found to have contributed to her death. I've also been unable to track down Artesia West.

by Anonymousreply 701/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 801/29/2013

Give them your guns though.

by Anonymousreply 901/29/2013

Fuck you, R5. I hope they take YOUR guns first.

then R9s.

by Anonymousreply 1001/29/2013

R5 the country is chock full of gun owners right this minute, and there's no stopping it NOW!

Good lord, you are beyond stupid.

by Anonymousreply 1101/29/2013

Yes, R11, and when they do try to take the guns the shooting will start.

There are more innocent gun owners than thug cops so the people that own guns will win.

by Anonymousreply 1201/30/2013

R5/11, then why aren't they winning now, before the guns are taken?

by Anonymousreply 1301/30/2013
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