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Marvin Booker just wanted to get his shoes.
But deputies at the new Denver jail told him to stop. When Booker, who was being processed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, didn't obey, he was held down, hit with electric shocks and then placed facedown in a holding cell, according to two inmates who watched it unfold.
Booker never got up. He was pronounced dead later that morning.
Originally posted by indy0725
Do you know how to tell when an inmate is lying?His mouth is moving.
Originally posted by KrispyB
reply to post by MessOnTheFED!
The problem is an old one. One cop gets pissed at a guy about something he said or did and he knows the others will back him on his lie about what went down. He then tases the crap out of him knowing the good ol' buddy system will most likely prevail. It takes hard core evidence any more, like video, to prove these bad cops are a bigger threat to society than any drug user. And to think cops like that are suppose to exemplify civilized society. What a #ing joke!
Originally posted by CestLaVie
But when my Son goes to the store, I do not worry about him being jumped by gangsters, I worry about an innocent traffic stop killing him.
Originally posted by Exuberant1
I have this idea to save money.
Municipalities who adhere to it could potentially save millions every year.
*This idea involves firing all those officers who have ever used a taser and charging them with torture, handing their names to interpol, etc. (remember, Torture is a Crime Against Humanity.)
Not only will we rid ourselves of all officers who engaged in torture, but we won't have to pay their pensions anymore. And by reducing the rest of the officers pay to no more than that of the lowest paid soldier serving anywhere, we can save even more money. Like with the Army, people would join the police to serve, not the paycheck.
[edit on 20-7-2010 by Exuberant1]