posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 06:41 PM
Sometimes I just have no words to describe adequately how I feel....this story leaves me literally speachless with rage.
EXTON, PA — Police followed an innocent man into his home, believing that he was a fleeing suspect. When the man protested being handcuffed on his
own floor with strangers searched his home, an officer cussed at him and stomped on his head, causing multiple facial fractures and shattered teeth.
The scene was so gruesome that a cop testified against a fellow cop. Yet instead of being fired, that stomping officer was later promoted, and now
has been officially cleared of violating the victim’s civil rights.
That man was actually 20-year-old Zachary W. Bare, who had just returned home from swimming in Brandywine Creek. The residence he entered was his own
home, where he lived with his disabled mother.
Officers suspected Mr. Bare of being involved with a plot to get high without government permission. They entered his home without permission and
confronted him in his kitchen. Bare was ordered him to the floor and cuffed, so that officers could then perform a warrantless search on his
The stomping incident was witnessed by West Whiteland Officer Glenn Cockerham, a 4th cop on the scene. Cockerham had the integrity to report the
actions of Trooper Cruz — described as an “an unknown Pennsylvania state trooper with a black mask over his face” — and later testified
against him in court. According to Officer Cockerham’s testimony:
“I observed Zachary Bare still lying face down on the kitchen floor. He was yelling something at the trooper that I could not hear clearly. The
trooper was standing over him, to the left of Bare’s prone body.
The trooper said ‘shut the **** up’ then suddenly stamped downward on the back of Bare’s head with his right foot, pushing Bare’s face into
the kitchen floor. I saw Bare lift his head and spit blood and teeth onto the kitchen floor.”
Officer Cockerham told investigators that the trooper’s use of force “was totally unnecessary.” While being interviewed about the event,
Cockerham added: “It sounds like Zach insulted him [Cruz] in some manner and the trooper possibly lost his temper. If Zachary was kicking or
pushing, I would tell you that. There was no reason for it. I really couldn’t believe he did it. It didn’t have to happen.”
This from the police officer who did this...
“I reacted to his actions. I was fixated on his rage, and I did not have the opportunity to do the scans I would do, with my training and
I am taking care of me… I am afraid. At that moment I did not know he was handcuffed. I responded the way I was trained to respond. I reacted to
what I saw. If I fail, I don’t come home to my family.”
How this officer could be found not guilty....and promoted....is beyond my understanding. I was literally sick to my stomach reading it. What about
this man's constitutional rights?? They didn't even have a warrant!!!
All they have to say is I was afraid...and like magic...it makes anything...any attrocity they commit no problem.
The rich can literally rape their infant children and get away with it....police officers can do things like this to innocent people and get away with
it....yet if it were any one of us, we would be jailed for a very long time.
The double standard disgusts me...as does the farce that is called the justice system.
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