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    Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Judge Finds Cop Not Guilty of Assault after Refusing to Watch Video of Assault - | Intellihub.com

    Watch the video, and see what Roorda and the cop say about the suspect's behavior.

    All 3 -- the judge, the cop, and Roorda, should be made an example of.

    A St. Louis cop is caught on video, slamming his forearm across the face of a handcuffed teenage suspect.

    Rory Bruce not only gets fired for the incident that took place last year, but ended up charged with assault - something you rarely see happen.

    However, when Bruce stepped in front of the judge to be tried this week, the judge refused to watch the video that came from a surveillance camera from the back of a police transport vehicle.

    As a result, Judge Theresa Counts Burke found him not guilty.

    Judge Burke refused to tell KMOV-TV why she did not want to watch the strongest piece of evidence in the case against the former cop.

    But the head of the police union, Jeff Roorda, who is also a Missouri state representative, fully agreed with her decision not to view the video because he believes videos should only be used to protect police, not hold them accountable.


    Roorda is now going to help Bruce get his job back.

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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Time for disbarment proceeding... maybe?

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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    The face isn't exactly the best place to throw a punch at someone whose ass you aren't supposed to be beating. That being said, it's clearly police brutality... Which is why he got fired.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The face isn't exactly the best place to throw a punch at someone whose ass you aren't supposed to be beating. That being said, it's clearly police brutality... Which is why he got fired.
    Unions are great, until they protect criminals.

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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Unions are great, until they protect criminals.
    Except that they didn't, as evidenced by him being fired.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The face isn't exactly the best place to throw a punch at someone whose ass you aren't supposed to be beating. That being said, it's clearly police brutality... Which is why he got fired.
    The cop tried to claim the suspect lunged at him -- he should be made an example of. Im not blaming the people who fired him -- thats not what I was saying. I was saying that cops like that deserve to be humiliated before a wide audience. People in position of authority need to be held to a higher standard, and people need to know what actually goes on in their country.

    The judge refused to see the evidence and cleared the cop of charges. The fact that the cop got fired is a different issue. The cop committed assault and battery, and needs to be charged and tried fairly, not merely fired.

    The union leader is also a state representative which means that such nonsense and lying from him needs to be exposed.

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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Except that they didn't, as evidenced by him being fired.
    No, Rhoda will get the cop his job back since he wasn't convicted.

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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by mtguy8787 View Post
    The cop tried to claim the suspect lunged at him -- he should be made an example of. Im not blaming the people who fired him -- thats not what I was saying. I was saying that cops like that deserve to be humiliated before a wide audience. People in position of authority need to be held to a higher standard, and people need to know what actually goes on in their country.
    Which has happened. It's happening right now.

    The judge refused to see the evidence and cleared the cop of charges. The fact that the cop got fired is a different issue. The cop committed assault and battery, and needs to be charged and tried fairly, not merely fired.
    That's what they call punching a guy in the face these days? I've done that before, and all I got was a night in jail.

    The union leader is also a state representative which means that such nonsense and lying from him needs to be exposed.
    You mean like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    No, Rhoda will get the cop his job back since he wasn't convicted.
    Actually yes, because he was clearly fired. Get back with me when Roorda magically succeeds. They don't have to take him back, and after seeing that video, I doubt they will.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    St. Louis police officer found not guilty of hitting handcuffed teen : News

    As I suspected, the reality is a bit more complex than the slanted OP headline. The judge didn't "refuse" to watch the video, it wasn't allowed in to evidence. Read the link to find out why.

    Also, the teen was twice arrested by cops in possession of drugs and guns. In the videotaped incident in question the teen had turned a gun on the officers. But of course you don't see that part.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by mtguy8787 View Post
    Judge Finds Cop Not Guilty of Assault after Refusing to Watch Video of Assault - | Intellihub.com

    Watch the video, and see what Roorda and the cop say about the suspect's behavior.

    All 3 -- the judge, the cop, and Roorda, should be made an example of.
    The judge wouldn't watch the video. Isn't that just special? It clearly shows the officer hit him for no reason whatsoever. The kid didn't lunge at him. No way.

    As to the union fighting to get his job back? They'll probably win, and he'll have had a nice soon-to-be vacation on the taxpayers.

    This points out the impunity judges have on the bench. Whatever the process is for judicial review should be initiated here. The judge should be held accountable. And responsible if this guy gets back on the force (which he will) and hurts someone else. She's incompetent.

    But since I always say, "Follow the money," I'd say she's in bed with the union.

    I just wish the kid would sue the former LEO civilly. He'd win.
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