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    California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

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    The San Bernardino County, California, Sheriff's Office opened two investigations Thursday only hours after an NBC Los Angeles helicopter recorded deputies using a stun gun on a man on a stolen horse and then beating him repeatedly.

    In the video, a sheriff's helicopter can be seen landing next to the man, who falls off the horse and is stunned by one of the deputies. Two deputies begin punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin. Then, three others arrive and join in the pummeling, which lasts about two minutes.

    The sheriff's office identified the man in a statement as Francis Jared Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley. It said Pusok was being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.
    The rest of the story and indeed disturbing video of an unarmed man, tasered with his hands folded on his back being assaulted by several police officers without there being an obvious justification for such violence, can be found here:

    California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten - NBC News


    It is again disturbing to see and I would assume one or more of these officers need to find themselves new jobs outside of law enforcement because from what we see here does not shout "competent police officer".
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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten



    Seems like they tried to kill or maim the suspect there.

    Have to wonder if any of them will be charged.


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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

    Horse theft used to mean a death penalty back in the day, seems like this guy got off easy

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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Horse theft used to mean a death penalty back in the day, seems like this guy got off easy
    A lot of things used to be punished by death, horse theft however is not one of those crimes in this day and age that carries that punishment.

    Also, that punishment is for a judge to decide, not a couple of civil rights violating police officers who think they can beat the hell out of a man who has already given up. Maybe later the tried to protect himself from the onslaught of boots and hands but after the taser, he is on his belly with his hands on his back. All the officer had to do was slap the cuffs on the man and move him off to jail. Now they have violated that man's right in a manner that seems at odds with the law and with civil liberties.
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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

    American police are going crazy, out of interested how many of your Police force are Iraq/Afghan war Vets?
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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

    The problem is....juries keep letting cops walk despite this stuff being caught on tape. When juries send the message that they will look the other way, it creates an air of invincibility with bad cops. They believe that they are above the law and are free to engage in any misconduct that they want...and why shouldn't they?.....juries will never hold them accountable.

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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    American police are going crazy, out of interested how many of your Police force are Iraq/Afghan war Vets?
    I find that bad cops are generally the minority. I haven't seen or heard of any incidents around here involving cops in a WHILE.

    You just have to remember that stupid people always get the spotlight.
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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The problem is....juries keep letting cops walk despite this stuff being caught on tape. When juries send the message that they will look the other way, it creates an air of invincibility with bad cops. They believe that they are above the law and are free to engage in any misconduct that they want...and why shouldn't they?.....juries will never hold them accountable.
    You are right, the jury system is letting them sometimes get away with murder, but often letting them get away with a violating people's civil and legal rights (by beating the hell out of them).

    The jury system has it's benefits on the one hand, but it has serious problems that allow criminals to get away with serious crimes because of hung juries and making very very bad decisions.

    Maybe a mix would be wise like in Germany where one or two lay persons are added to a panel of judges.
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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Horse theft used to mean a death penalty back in the day, seems like this guy got off easy
    We're not "back in the day". Point dismissed.
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    Re: California Sheriff Investigates 'Disturbing' Video of Suspect Being Beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    I find that bad cops are generally the minority. I haven't seen or heard of any incidents around here involving cops in a WHILE.

    You just have to remember that stupid people always get the spotlight.
    I agree that bad cops are in the minority, but until we stop giving the bad cops a pass we still need to "out" the bad cops whenever they're caught stepping over the line.
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