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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Burglary, felony evasion. Yeah, he deserved to get his ass kicked.
    That's for a court of law to determine. This is America, not ****ing Iran.
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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That's for a court of law to determine. This is America, not ****ing Iran.
    How come you didn't answer my question? I'll ask again: why did you lie about the torres case?

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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    I say the DA screwed up in charging him with oppression instead of assault or something in that area.

    I hear "official oppression" and it makes me think of using your job or position as a threat against someone, not just permission to beat someone. It sounds like a cop saying "either you pay me, or I'll plant evidence to make you look guilty of a crime or harass you through "official" channels" or a person of authority basically keeping a minority from doing something with a threat they can make seem, to a reasonable person, for them to carry through on due to their position.

    Assault and battery or even aggravated assault and battery (not sure what injuries the kid suffered) could certainly be warranted and might have stood a much better chance of a guilty verdict.
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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This was an all white jury in Houston, TX that found the officer not guilty. Mayor Anise Parker has told Houston citizens to remain calm, but racial tensions are now running very high. I wouldn't be surprised to see acts of revenge against white people or police officers here, or even a riot. The last major riot in Houston happened in the late 1970's, when police officers were acquitted by an all white jury in a case where the officers threw a handcuffed Hispanic man named Jose Torres into Buffalo Bayou and remarked "Let's see if this wetback can swim". Torres drowned.

    For those who believe that the officers acted properly, and cheer this decision, here is the raw video, courtesy of Channel 13 in Houston. Look at it and then tell me that the officers who were charged are innocent.



    Yea, I know, the suspect that these cops were beating was wanted for burglary. He deserved to be punished, but that is for a court to decide, and not the decision of rogue cops who want to take the law into their own hands. I just heard that the FBI is now investigating, and I wouldn't be surprised if Federal civil rights charges are leveled against these officers.

    Article is here.

    Did you make up this quote?.....
    remarked "Let's see if this wetback can swim".


    If so.....why did you do that?
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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Did you make up this quote?.....

    If so.....why did you do that?
    no you can read about Joe Torres, but here is a start

    Page 14, Brownsville Herald, September 16, 1977: NewspaperARCHIVE.com

    Houston PD threw him into Buffalo Bayou and reportedly said that and the guy drown. The cops were found guilty and got off with probation. Dana said aquitted, and that is not correct. They were found guilty of negligent homicide because of it and received a year of probation and a $1 fine.
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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I have no tears for teen criminals. It's to bad the cops have to face additional legal action in the future, and that this teen couldn't find a way to get himself shot or ran over by that white police car.

    Yes, I watched your video link in it's entirety. This was not a 'brutal assault'. Frankly I'm ashamed those cops couldn't land even 1 decent kick.
    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? In America, people have the right to a trial for any crimes they are charged with. We don't have vigilante justice where you can just go around beating the **** out of people for whatever reason you want. I'm not sure what sort of backwater dictatorship you'd like to see this country turn into, but by every principal that America is founded on, what those cops did is nothing short of heinous. What they did is straight up thuggery.

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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Did you make up this quote?.....

    If so.....why did you do that?
    Because I still remember the original media reports about that.

    The part that I bolded is new information to me (media had originally reported that Torres was handcuffed when they threw him into the water), so I stand corrected on that point, but not on the point that Houston Police officers murdered Torres by throwing him into the water. When they had attempted to book him earlier, the jail refused to take him, telling the officers to take him to a hospital. Instead they threw him into the bayou, where he drowned.

    Did I make up that quote? My answer to you is this - Quit being a jerk.
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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Because I still remember the original media reports about that.



    The part that I bolded is new information to me, so I stand corrected on that point, but not on the point that Houston Police officers murdered Torres by throwing him into the water. When they had attempted to book him earlier, the jail refused to take him, telling the officers to take him to a hospital. Instead they threw him into the bayou, where he drowned.

    Did I make up that quote? My answer to you is this - Quit being a jerk.
    So you remeber what the cops said before tossing the guy in the drink -- even though only the cops would have been there at the time would have known what was actually said, if anything . Yet, for some odd reason you not only don't remember them being convicted in both state and federal cases, you actually think they were acquitted.

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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    So you remeber what the cops said before tossing the guy in the drink -- even though only the cops would have been there at the time would have known what was actually said, if anything . Yet, for some odd reason you not only don't remember them being convicted in both state and federal cases, you actually think they were acquitted.
    Same thing. In the state case, they were given probation for the murder and fined ONE DOLLAR. For something as serious as murdering someone, I call that the same as acquittal (They pretty much got off), and so did the Hispanic community here in Houston. It wasn't the murder that started the riot. It was the outcome of the court case. Thankfully, the Feds remedied that. The Feds will remedy this case too.
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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Because I still remember the original media reports about that.



    The part that I bolded is new information to me (media had originally reported that Torres was handcuffed when they threw him into the water), so I stand corrected on that point, but not on the point that Houston Police officers murdered Torres by throwing him into the water. When they had attempted to book him earlier, the jail refused to take him, telling the officers to take him to a hospital. Instead they threw him into the bayou, where he drowned.

    Did I make up that quote? My answer to you is this - Quit being a jerk.

    Oh, I see...if I'm just asking a question to clarify, the veracity of, the quote, I'm considered a jerk?

    Why? Who is the OP, here?

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