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One Cop guilty, one acquitted.
The jury convicted a second officer of second-degree assault, according to county police, and acquitted both of misconduct.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by oscarmadison 21 months ago
"Reginald Baker was found not guilty on all counts. James Harrison guilty of 2nd degree assault. Not guilty of misconduct in office.
ABC7's Brad Bell reports that Prince George's County and the police department paid nearly $4 million to the 10 University of Maryland students roughed up by police during the March 3-4, 2010 disturbance.
The county paid even before lawsuits were officially filed. Jack McKenna was paid $2 million."
dang. I'm going to have to start hanging around knox/rt1 the next time there is a possible riot. He should spilt the award with the person that shot the video.
This post was edited by nihterp 21 months ago
Not nearly enough.
So, someone tell me if this is correct:
1. Cops collect taxes from citizens
2. Cops beat citizens who pay taxes
3. Taxes paid by citizens are used to pay citizens beaten by police
4. Cops have a budget deficit because of paying citizens they beat
5. Cops make up the difference by issuing more citations to citizens
Agreed. This is absolutely pathetic.
What a fn joke.
Exactly, what a sad, broken system.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
Wonder what the verdict and charges would have been if that was a cop and a bunch of students beat him like that.
MARYLAND. The area they’re now calling the DMV—D.C./Maryland/Northern Virginia—might be the country’s richest talent mine.
Lol at the initial strike being justified.
Terrible miscarriage of Justice!
Nancy Pelosi - The Gift that Keeps on Giving..
judge was previously married to pg co cop who had been convicted of excessive force.
this came out the day before closing arguments and deliberations.
And her ex husband's lawyer in that trial was the same one defending these cops.
"judge was previously married to pg co cop who had been convicted of excessive force."
"And her ex husband's lawyer in that trial was the same one defending these cops."
sounds like a Dukes of Hazzard episode.
You forgot a crucial aspect.
Cops beat citizens and then get paid to watch sportscenter for a year.
how can you look at that video and see both cops wailing on him with their batons and convict one without convicting the other?
Acquitted cop: "I had my eyes closed."
Embarrassing that it happened. Even more embarrassing trial and result.
30 days of home detention.
A judge has sentenced a former Prince George's County police officer to 30 days of home detention for beating a University of Maryland student during a rowdy celebration following a Terrapin basketball victory over Duke.
This post was edited by TortugaGrande 19 months ago
So one cop gets 30 days to sit at home (presumably paid) and the other gets nothing for unfoundedly beating up college kids who posed no threat whatsoever? Seems fair!
This country is pretty much a police state.
If beating the shit out of an innocent man and being found guilty doesn't get you fired and the same amount of jail time that a civilian would get then our system is horribly broken. They deserve to get hit with a nightstick a couple times.
Maybe the victims took the money in exchange for not seeking worse penalties on the cops? They should still be punished in accordance with their crimes, not given a month of vacation.
It is broken and has been broken for a long time. I hope he sues at least. But this crap is standard operating procedure. Just so happens someone had a camera, otherwise that student would be screwed. Disgusting.
It's pg county....cops are untouchable. They could shoot a dude on video and get off. Disgusting.
I recall in 2003/2004ish, after a big game (forget which sport) students were amassed on Rt 1. They were not being destructive, just chanting. The SWAT team came out and ordered everyone off the street. Everyone obliged but one kid struggled to get over the brick wall aligning that portion of Rte 1 (where Terrapin Station used to be) and was punched hard in the chest for it by a police officer. I couldn't believe what I had just witnessed.
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