I haven't said a word about the cop's trial. I'm frankly confused by it, but given the weird charges that really don't make much sense in the situation not exactly surprised.
Why doesn't that man get due process in your mind?
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
The guy had broken no laws. Yes, he is mentally disabled so he may not look or act like you or I but that does not give you the right to kill him.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
Here's a small sample to back up my position. Right now our lovely police are being investigated for 150 shootings. If they're so innocent, then why don't they give up the info just as they expect us to do.
Nevada high court indefinitely delays coroner's inquest - News - ReviewJournal.com
The cops involved in the assault were all fired. Despite efforts to make this seem like white cops were getting away with beating a colored kid (not trying to bait there, I just don't know the teen's race), the institution, the government, da white ma'an, did not condone this incident or their behavior. They immediately fired those who were involved and cooperated with criminal investigators.
Next, the charge. IMO the cops involved should have been charged with 'excessive force'. The prosecution would have likely gotten that charge to stick. However, the prosecution went with an uncommon and rather peculiar charge of 'official oppression'. This, to me, betrays the existence of an opportunist trying to make this about race instead of police misconduct. A lawyer with stars in his eyes trying to make a name for himself? A law firm with political motives?
This x-cop isn't out of the woods yet, either. There are criminal appeals, civil lawsuits, and of course he'll never work as a cop ever again so he has to re-train for another profession. Mall cop ftw? He has a **** ton of legal fees and bull**** to deal with for years to come, so while this charge didn't stick, don't assume he's living the high life either.
As for the kid, 2 wrongs don't make a right. You can't expect to be forgiven of your wrongs just because someone else wronged you. For the sake of the argument I'll grant that the cops were completely, totally out of line; over the top excessive force warranting severe criminal and civil penalties. That doesn't exuse burglary or felony evasion. 1. You don't rob, especially in TX of all places. The kid is lucky an armed civilian didn't take him down then and there. 2. You don't run from the cops. Under the right conditions a fleeing felony suspect can be shot on site. This kid could have been legally killed, but he walked away with 'only' a beating and a high-powered lawyer working pro-bono. Yes the kid is going to do some jail time, but he's also going to be rich when the dust settles.
And people say crime doesn't pay.
So, no, I have no sympathy for this punk. He's a criminal and he's a well paid political pawn.
Checking out the video again.... the cop driving, the cruiser ****ed up. He should've hit, the punk harder and none of this crap would have gone to trial