Pepper Spray Cop Gets More Money Than His Victims

I’m sure you remember John Pike, the cop from UC Davis who pepper sprayed protesters who were sitting on the ground and (eventually) lost his job over it. He sued for worker’s compensation, claiming he suffered psychologically from the incident. And he won. And got more money than any of his victims did.
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The Murdering Cops’ Successful Defense

The Los Angeles Times has an article about the acquittal of the Fullerton, California police officers for the murder — and yes, I’m calling it murder and I don’t care what the jury said — of a mentally ill homeless man that offers a glimpse into the argument used by the defense. Essentially, they argued that the cops did what they were trained to do.
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Cops Not Guilty of Beating Homeless Man to Death

This story reflects the sad, appalling reality of the manifest injustice of our criminal “justice” system. Four cops beat a homeless man to death, on freaking video, and a jury finds two of them not guilty with almost no deliberation. Now those murderers can go back to being cops. Here’s the horrifying video, wherein the officers threaten to “fuck him up” while he is literally sitting on a curb doing nothing even remotely threatening or criminal.
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Three NH Police Officers ‘On Leave’ for Brutality

Shocking (but not surprising; those aren’t the same thing) video of a four year old assault on a young man in custody by three Seabrook, New Hampshire police officers has resulted in the officers being placed on leave pending an investigation. The man was arrested for drunk driving and the officers slammed his head into a wall and pepper sprayed him while smiling and laughing. Here’s the video:
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Another Appalling Case of Police Abuse

Jonathan Turley highlights yet another case of appalling police abuse, this time in Skokie, Illinois where a police officer hurled a woman in custody into a concrete bench so hard that blood immediately came gushing out. The video is very disturbing, as are the still pictures of her face. Naturally, the officer then tried to blame her for it.
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Police Brutality in Minnesota

Biodork writes about a clear case of police brutality in St. Paul, Minnesota. The video is crystal clear. The officer maces a man — a black man, of course — and stands over him as he lays on the ground coughing and throwing up, then out of the blue he kicks the guy in the chest. Then he and another officer slam the guy’s head into the hood of their car.
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Who Says Cops Don’t Have a Sense of Humor

When I had Carlos Miller on my radio show a couple months ago, we talked about his latest arrest for videotaping the police in public (he beat the other two, he’ll beat this one too — because he hasn’t broken any laws). That happened at an Occupy protest in Miami. Now the prosecutors are offering him an amusingly ironic plea deal:
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Cop Convicted of Assault (Twice), Wants Job Back

You may have seen this video by now, of a Rhode Island police officer kicking a woman while she was handcuffed and sitting on a curb. The officer was convicted of felony assault a few months ago and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the judge suspended the sentence. Here’s video of a TV report on the situation:
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Bad Cops Are Never Fired, Example 14,832

The Miami Herald went looking for the worst cop in Florida and they seem to have found him. At least I hope there’s no one worse than this. It’s a perfect example of what I have been talking about for years, cops who do the most vile things over and over again and are protected by the police unions and all but impossible to get off the job. Get a load of this guy:
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