A Rhode Island policeman was captured on video kicking a handcuffed woman in the head. He was convicted. He was given a 10-year sentence. Then the judge excused him from any jail time, because he was a policeman.
He is suing the city to get his job back.
He spent zero time in jail. Incredible? Only in America.
A panel will decide whether he should lose his job. The Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights guarantees this.
The city must pay legal fees to conduct this hearing. Also at stake: whether he will get his pension.
He is being defended by the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.
What is the evidence against him? A video.
When did this happen? 2009.
The cop claimed self-defense. The video shows a won sitting on the ground doing nothing. In handcuffs, there is not much anyone can do.
He was convicted of a felony. The case has ben appealed. This could take years.
He has been suspended without pa,y but he still receives health benefits and “other benefits.”
How do citizens defend themselves against policemen who do things this blatant? They usually don’t.
To see the video, click the link.
If it had been a civilian who kicked a bound, seated police officer in the head, that civilian would have been shot on the spot. Killed dead. Then slandered in the media.
I have asked on these posts before, does officer friendly exist today? Personally I think those days are long gone.
I have emphasized to ours kids who have been adults for awhile, "be polite, don't say much, answer yes sir, no sir, and just stay clear of any situation that does not look right", if they have any encounter with the police, even a traffic violation. Bottom line, stay clear from them period, they're right and your a piece of s…. Nothing is going to change that in this country that used to be ours.
More evidence of the need to remove certain judges from the bench and completely refom the judicial system. This goes all the way to the top.
Where is the damned ACLU on this one, AND HERE IS ANOTHER FILTHY ROTTEN POS JUDGE……………THEY NEED TO GO TOO!!
Maybe the woman will sue him in court.
Does this imposter in the Oval Office have anything to do with this? This cop should be charged with disorderly conduct and assault. Are we citizens going to have to take over the protection that the police are supposed to provide. What is happening in this ONCE GREAT COUNTRY?
I only hope.
First, get rid of the real problem. Get rid of that judge. There have been times that good cops have been fired and prosecuted by bad Chiefs and DA's. I would protect them forever. But when a cop kicks anyone in the head when they are handcuffed, he is out of here and should have been in jail long enough to get it through his thick head. The judge should be removed for being a political pawn. Gone for good.
As to getting his job back, this guy must be motivated by the liberals of that area. They would want him out there abusing all the citizens he has access to.
Take back America. Start by standing up to the abusers of power.