Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cop Mentality Follies

Cop walks as kid nearly dies

"Someone stomped that boy nearly half to death.
And that is the thing with last week's trial of Charles Porter, which triggered an event that should not pass from our consciousness without noting its very, very rare occurrence.
Charles Porter is a 13-year veteran of the Denver Police Department who one night last spring, on a gang- unit detail, believed he'd seen Juan Vasquez, a 16-year-old boy, swigging an alcoholic beverage in northwest Denver. When he flipped on his flashing lights, the boy ran.
The chase was a short one. In the end, the boy lay prone and handcuffed on the ground with several of his ribs smashed, his kidneys half- pulverized and his liver lacerated.
The cops, a month later, came for one of their own and arrested Porter on a felony charge of second-degree assault. He went to trial a little more than a week ago. A jury acquitted him Thursday.
Of course it did.
I would have fallen straight over had the verdict gone the other way.
Juries simply do not convict cops for the things they do on the streets, even when the misconduct is captured on videotape."
"Back in their squad car, Rivera said he questioned Porter as to why he jumped on the kid. "Officer Porter said, 'I don't know why I do that. It's just something I do lately. I guess I just like the way they sound.' "

New Met chief leads officers in raid on home of burglar and finds... he's already been arrested

"With the Met's helicopter hovering, Sir Paul's team smashed through one front door at 6.30am yesterday.
Unfortunately for the commissioner, and the reporters and photographers invited to witness the operation, the suspect was nowhere to be found - because he had been arrested several hours earlier."
"'This was all about catching villains and making people feel safer in their homes. The operation was very professional. The suspect was not there but that's the nature of police work.'

Covering your eyes when a cop shines a flashlight in them gets you a bullet

"A 20-year-old university student in Michigan is hospitalized and in serious condition after police shot the man Wednesday while serving a drug warrant. He was unarmed, investigators said.Coming through an apartment's back door, an Ottawa County deputy allegedly shined a flashlight into the student's face, causing him to raise his right hand in front of his eyes.
The officer, whose name was not released, fired a single bullet into Derek Copp's chest. The 20-year-old Grand Valley State University student, who survived the shooting, said he had no idea the man was an officer."

Cop Cleared in Shooting - Anaheim
Cop Cleared in Slaying - Dayton
Cop Cleared in Fatal Shooting - Denver
Cop Cleared in Shooting - San Diego
Cop Won't Face Jail for Shooting


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