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Officer who paralyzed Indian grandfather will not face charges.

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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:25 AM
Assault Charges Dropped for Alabama Cop Who Partially Paralyzed Indian Grandfather.

Following a motion filed Thursday by Alabama's attorney general, a judge dismissed state misdemeanor assault charges against a Madison police officer who allegedly slammed an Indian man to the ground last February during a suspicious-person stop.

The entire article is available at the link posted above.

Their defense attorney made a very interesting point about the difficulty of holding police accountable for their actions, which I believe is a contributing factor as to why some people resent the police.

I dont know if there is another video but if a cop (or any human being for that matter) feels "threatened" by this frail, skeleton of a man, then they have no business being a "peace" officer.

And in her 92 page ruling, the judge said that the Indian man "resisted" prior to the bone crushing slam...

edit on 23-7-2016 by gladtobehere because: wording

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:28 AM
a reply to: gladtobehere

They can still sue him civilly but the sad part is that it will only impact the taxpayers and not punish this asshat.

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:32 AM
a reply to: gladtobehere

I remember this. It was ridiculous. There's no way anyone can make the case that that much force was necessary to keep that old guy from walking away.

That cop is a lot of things, but he's definitely not a hero. I wouldn't trust him to patrol my streets.

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:35 AM

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:36 AM
Absolutely unacceptable behavior. That video is hard to watch all the way through.

Parker encountered Patel last Feb. 6 while responding to a call of a suspicious black man looking at garages and walking near houses. Patel, in from India to visit his son and grandson, testified that he did not understand English or the officers who confronted him while he was out for a walk.

edit on 23-7-2016 by VivreLibre because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:53 AM
Personally, I find the mind set of some law enforcement cowardly. The tiniest thing they can interpret as a "threat" gives them the excuse to body slam an old man or young woman and even go so far as to shoot them, all while their fellow officers and the courts back them up. They not only sign up for this job, they seek it. They know, after training, what they will face, yet they continue repeating the lie that they are here to protect us, all while making it painfully obvious they put "going home at night" above any duty they have to the citizen. Why is their lives more important than ours? I know there were no shots fired during this, but, if I, or any gun owner, fired our weapon based on the same circumstances as some shootings, we'd be in prison. If someone I was arguing with put their hand in their pocket and I shot them for that, I'd be serving 20 to life.
If you are that afraid, if you are so much a coward that any little movement gives you the reason [ in your mind ] to kill someone and then claim your were justified, take that uniform off. You don't deserve it.

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:54 AM
And to think there are still people who don't believe there is a systemic problem with the police force in this country.

That is what is truly unbelievable.

Hopefully everyone involved gets what they deserve one way or another.

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 10:55 AM
the hazards of walking while 'appearing' black in skin tone....

protecting and serving should be abolished from their motto. how about, 'we'll let the lawyers work out the technicalities' on the side of the cruisers. that makes more sense.

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 11:34 AM
What a joke. OP you nailed it perfectly crap like this is where a whole lot of the resentment stems from.

It all boils down to cowards and sociopaths at worst choosing the wrong line of work. Can their job be dangerous? Sure. It is also not even in the top 10 list of most dangerous professions out there and yet you dont see Construction workers, etc etc getting away with anything like these guys do.

In other dangerous professions you make a mistake this WRONG and you will pay with your life. Even if you survive guess what? Youre fired. No ifs ands or butts about it. Police officers do anything this degree of wrong? Paid vacation no reprecussions. I guess the state needs somebody collecting its dues eh?

People that cowardly need to get out of the job. Even worse, people psychotic enough that they simply enjoy causing bodily harm because ' stop resisting ' need to be charged and fired every time. Paralyze a man? Not even assault because hey hes gotta get home with working legs right.

It also is a problem of a scared cowardly and in this case probably rascist populace. You see an undersirable walking down your street? Gee, i dunno maybe keep an eye on the dude and be prepared to defend YOURSELF and your home if it comes to it. If not then realize you were being paranoid. Last i checked black folks were allowed to walk down the street. The call to the boys should have never even been made. I guess you can blame the media for that fear some folks carry. Or they are just rascist in this case. Probably a little of both. It is ridiculous how scared people can be over nothing.

Rant over.

posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 12:59 PM
Sad story. Police are trained to take resisting subjects to the ground for better control and safety to the Officer, but this little punk of a cop seriously lacks judgement. If the person is bigger than you, and/or you are alone, and he really resists, than I see no issue with slamming the person down, but this was just a power hungry d-bag that seems to have just wanted to try out some of his new moves.

I am very pro cop, and in most cases they do things the right way, but in this case, I wish that he did get charged with something. I didn't read the entire article, but I hope this man wins a civil suit or something.

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