Same old, same old. Stories of police brutality continues.
A surveillance video shot almost a year ago apparently shows Houston police officers relentlessly beating, kicking and stomping on a teen burglary suspect was just released to the public.
The video shows Chad Holley, who was 15 years old at the time, running along a metal fence away from police officers when a police car speeds towards him and cuts him off. The car slams into Holley. Holley's body goes flying across the car onto the ground. His body rolls and he ends up on his stomach. He clamps his hands over his head. Policemen run up to him and begin attacking him.
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Check the video that was suppressed from Chad Holley's trial and just shake your head. When you are done shaking your head, call on the Justice Department to stop Houston's brutal police culture by signing thispetition sponsored by colorofchange.org .
I really question the stability of some police officers and those who recruit and/or supervise police officers because the kind of behavior you have just witnessed is simply inhumane, unacceptable and should not be tolerated.
Here is the injustice in all of this. A slap on the hand privilege enjoyed by many of these corrupt police officers.
...four officers -- Andrew Blomberg, Phil Bryan, Raad Hassan and Drew Ryser -- were indicted on misdemeanor official suppression charges and fired from the police department. Hassan and Bryan were also charged with violation of the civil rights of a prisoner.
Three other officers were fired, but not charged, and another five were suspended for two days.
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How much do you really want to know about police misconduct?
Here are the 20 reports of police misconduct tracked yesterday, February 18, 2011, according to Injustice Everywhere :
* The Pennsylvania State Police have settled a lawsuit for an unknown sum to a man who claims that a trooper falsely arrested him in retaliation for filing an excessive force complaint against him.
* Two Tulsa OK police officers are the subject of a lawsuit filed by a man claiming the officers lied in order to wrongfully convict him. He spent 435 days in jail until the drug trafficking case against him was dismissed by a judge who stated that the officers lied about his arrest. This is the fourth such suit filed recently against Tulsa officers, several of whom are the subject of a federal investigation into corruption and wrongful arrests.
* A Los Angeles County CA deputy is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he injured a court spokeswoman when he shoved her into wall for being in a restricted area even though she was allowed to be there and had credentials.
* A Tarpon Springs FL police officer is accused of lying in his arrest report after the Pinellas State Attorney refused to prosecute a college student the officer arrested for recording police while they conducted an arrest. The student claims the contradictions were captured on video.
* The San Francisco CA police may be facing quite the lawsuit after they conducted a wrong door drug raid on the home of a law professor who has now pledged to conduct the best litigated lawsuit this century against the department and officers involved.
* The Washington DC police are being sued by a couple claiming 10 police officers executed a wrong door drug raid on their apartment.
* A North Carolina State trooper received probation as a result of his plea deal to a felony unlawful restraint charge for detaining and handcuffing a woman during a traffic stop, driving her to a secluded area, then masturbating in front of her. Records released after the case indicate this wasn’t the only sexual misconduct complaint against him.
* A Pawtucket RI police officer was found guilty of indecent exposure in a case that started after two women reported seeing him perform lewd acts in truck.
* A Huron SD police officer has been fired and charged with solicitation of a minor and disseminating materials harmful to minors on allegations that he sent explicit videos and text messages to a 15-year-old girl.
* A Dallas TX police officer is being investigated for allegedly injuring hospital worker by throwing a boot at him during a dispute then bragging about it on Facebook. The Facebook postings on her page also allegedly include racist commentary and images the demean minorities and the homeless.
* A Midland TX police officer was suspended for 3 days over a drunken bar fight where he threatening to return with a gun. Apparently police were called but he was never charged.
* A Milwaukee WI police detective has been suspended after arrested on domestic violence charge involving an unnamed woman who called 911.
* A Honolulu HI police major has been indicted for extortion, witness tampering & lying to federal agents as a result of a an investigation into alleged illegal activities that spanned over 5 years.
* A Fort Worth TX police officer has been sentenced to probation and will be decertified after pleading guilty to keeping marijuana that was meant for evidence.
* A Bexar County TX deputy was convicted on an abuse of official capacity charge for fixing a traffic ticket in exchange for a car payment.
* A Syracuse NY police officer has been sentenced to time served, equaling about 8 months, after years of legal maneuvers over a drunk driving conviction for an accident that injured two teens.
* A Teller County CO deputy has pled guilty to a drunk driving charge in a deal that dropped a weapons violation and other charges.
* A Dickson County TN deputy has been charged with criminal trespass for repeatedly entering the home of an ex’s parents without permission in order to see his son.
* A Suffolk VA police officer is on leave after arrested on misdemeanor charges over allegations of phone harassment.
* A Sarasota FL police detective was fired after he attempted to secede from the United States as a sovereign citizen in a court filing he made.
These are just one too many police misconducts for one day.
It is Saturday night. Stay out of trouble and stay safe.
PS: Will be around for a short while but will check comments later.