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.HOUSTON - Jurors reached a not guilty verdict Wednesday in the trial of a former Houston police officer who has been accused of beating a teenage burglary suspect.
Andrew Blomberg was found not guilty of misdemeanor oppression. Jurors began deliberations Tuesday after lunch. They reached the verdict Wednesday shortly before 11 a.m.
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.
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