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    The part edited out did not show the girl or the officer. i have explained this several times. The camera rotates, and the part edited out shows nothing nusual and does not feature either of the participants.

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    (The writer of this comment and owner of this blog also posted the youtube video, which he seems to have obtained from the District Court.)

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    The teen then spent 21 days in juvenile detention charged with aggravated assault on the officer, simple assault, riot charges and resisting arrest. In juvenile court she was found not guilty of the most serious assault and riot charges [the felonies were dropped] but was found guilty of disorderly conduct and being a pedestrian on the highway.

    Attorney Richard J. Orloski filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf of Wilson’s mother, Victoria Geist. The suit claims the officer used excessive force against the teen girl.

    "Tasing can be lethal, people die from Tasing," said Orloski.

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    After school on September 29 officer Jason Ammary tased a 14 year old Dieruff High School student as she was walking down the street with her friend.

    The Police claimed they told them to leave the street some listened, but others remained in the middle of the street. The officer approached the girl and two of her friends to get them to move he claims she began to curse. The officer went to arrest her for  disorderly conduct, but she twisted away from him so he had to lean her against  a car to place cuffs on her then she elbowed the officer in the chin and kept hitting him, so he backed up and used his Taser.

    Luckily this video was captured from City surveillance cameras which you can see above shows quite a different story so he has some explaining to do. This police brutality needs to stop they bully people and use excessive force when they feel and continue to get away with it. This officer is done he might as well hand in his badge if he hasn’t yet.

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    Kenledy Saez
    Free Keshana and For all them crooked ass cops: wut really happened to start off there was gonna be a fight so almost everyone in the school was there and then the cops showed up and tried to clear everyone off school grounds. There was a car turning in so keshana and a couple others let the car turn in and the cop choked keke against the car and keke tried to pull his hands off nd the she put her hands up nd the cop tasered her for basically no reason. Then he handcuffed her and pushed her to the ground. Then while devona and taty were on the phone with ha mom the cops were yellin at them nd tellin them to hang up the phone and one my friends told the cop he wasnt suppose to do that and he got arrested too.

    October 16, 2011 at 3:20pm via mobile
    posted on facebook page "I AM KESHANA WILSON"
    Open Group, which it seems was created by Keshana's mom to support the 14 year old student after she was arrested.

    one more by the man (a grandfather, by the way) who obtained and posted the video:

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    Jason Ammary has been an Allentown police officer since 2006. He moonlights with a limo service. Earlier this year, he volunteered for three hours behind a McDonald's counter to help raise $940 for PAL. He also received a commendation of merit. As of Friday, he is also a Defendant accused in federal district court of being a rogue officer.

    According to a complaint filed by Attorney Rick Orloski, Ammary beat up and tasered a 14-year old bi-racial Dieruff High School student who was walking with two female companions after school let out on September 29.

    Orloski's complaint claims that Ammary approached this child from behind, grabbed her shoved his forearm into her throat, went for his taser, and then proceeded to blast her in her groin. While he forced her to lay face down, the barbs from the taser dug into her private areas, and this was made worse when he handcuffed her. While doing this, Ammary was allegedly berating this girl's "socioeconomic status."

    She had to be taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where the barbs were ultimately removed.

    What crime dd this young lady commit? Murder? Robbery? Nah. Apparently, it was just a summary offense for being a "pedestrian on the street."

    OK, OK. Police brutality charges are made all the time. Why take this seriously?

    There's a video. Unbeknownst to the Officer, the City's vaunted camera system, designed to catch the bad guys, may very well have caught him. The Officer claims "hundreds" of students were blocking the street, but that's not what the video shows. The Officer claims he had to shoot her in the groin because she was blocking her chest with her backpack. That's not what the video shows.

    Incidentally, since when do police officers use tasers on nonviolent female minors accused of a summary offense?

    I am in the process of getting the video, and when I do, will post it. In the meantime, here's a link to the Complaint in Geist v. Ammary and Allentown.

    "...just ordinary people, you know, people who are not famous, if they get together, if they persist, if they defy the authorities, they can defeat the largest corporation in the world. - Howard Zinn

    by Sean X on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 09:21:26 AM PST

    •  Thank you for digging into this. (1+ / 0-)
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      From some of the commenters above you would think the missing footage is the child aiming a bazooka at the cop that just attacked her.

      But those commenters apparently live in some sort of bubble analogous to Mayberry.

      Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 09:52:55 AM PST

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      •  You are welcome, (2+ / 0-)

        and thanks for all you do--which is a lot!

        "...just ordinary people, you know, people who are not famous, if they get together, if they persist, if they defy the authorities, they can defeat the largest corporation in the world. - Howard Zinn

        by Sean X on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 10:25:01 AM PST

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