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    Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    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.
    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.

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

    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.
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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.
    People have the right to trial. This kid should not have been beaten like this. He was down on the ground. He was no threat to these officers. I dont know if it is a civil rights violation or not (just because someone is black doesnt mean thats why) like the OP is pushing. i cannot see how these guys were not found guilty of assault. Does anyone know the jury's reasoning?
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    Nope, I can't agree with you this time Jerry. What they did was wrong. The kid tried running away, got tagged by the car and gave up. He should have had one cop pounce on his back to make sure he didn't try anything and one cuff him. And then stuff him into the back of the squad car.

    I don't care what race anybody is, however. This is just wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    People have the right to trial. This kid should not have been beaten like this. He was down on the ground. He was no threat to these officers. I dont know if it is a civil rights violation or not (just because someone is black doesnt mean thats why) like the OP is pushing. i cannot see how these guys were not found guilty of assault. Does anyone know the jury's reasoning?
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    Nope, I can't agree with you this time Jerry. What they did was wrong. The kid tried running away, got tagged by the car and gave up. He should have had one cop pounce on his back to make sure he didn't try anything and one cuff him. And then stuff him into the back of the squad car.

    I don't care what race anybody is, however. This is just wrong.
    Why do you think the officer and 3 others were fired over this? You folks think that when someone does something wrong you can just toss any charge at them regardless? This cop was charged with a rather unusual crime: TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 39.03 : Texas Statutes - Section 39.03: OFFICIAL OPPRESSION

    Oppression? Seriously? Oppression? What a bunch of bull****. Charge him with assault, or battery, or similar. But oppression? Who would even think of that?

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    Let's see, I think for this media meme I'll name the cop "Boots" and the teen...hmm...Hoodie has been taken.....hmmm....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Why do you think the officer and 3 others were fired over this? You folks think that when someone does something wrong you can just toss any charge at them regardless? This cop was charged with a rather unusual crime: TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 39.03 : Texas Statutes - Section 39.03: OFFICIAL OPPRESSION

    Oppression? Seriously? Oppression? What a bunch of bull****. Charge him with assault, or battery, or similar. But oppression? Who would even think of that?
    They were charged and found not guilty. With this video I am trying to understand how.
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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    There seems to be a lot of this in the news lately.

    Did you read the horrible story of a mentally handicaped homeless beat to death by police? I heard the sound clip and the man is crying out for his dad while they beat him to death:/
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    Re: Jury reaches verdict in former officer's beating trial

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    They were charged and found not guilty. With this video I am trying to understand how.
    It simply wasn't intentional oppression. This is something very specific.

    Oppression is not assault, is not battery, is not misconduct. If you want to argue that the police were wrong in their actions, even their own department would agree with you because their police chief fired them imediatly.

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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.
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    Once the cuffs are on....thats it. You stop

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