Police brutality caught on tape in Houston

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  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    HOUSTON- Video has been released of Houston Police brutally beating a Houston teenager who surrendered after being chased by authorities.

    In the video, police kick and punch then 15-year-old Chad Holley, who does not fight back, multiple times. Holley laid motionless on the ground while a group of cops descended upon him.

    Holley was a burglary suspect who was later convicted in July 2010.

    The teenager has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging HPD officers beat him during his March 23 arrest.

    Four Houston officers were indicted on official oppression charges and fired after a surveillance videotape surfaced reportedly showing them officers beating and kicking Holley while he was sprawled handcuffed on the ground. He was 15 at the time.

    Video clearly puts police at the same low level as the criminal they're jumping, worse
     
  2. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    I wonder what all the shielding maggots will say to justify this one.
     
  3. Zurkhardo

    Zurkhardo Well-Known Member

    You won't have to look far. I found several comments under this very video that were defending the officers (or at least were giving them mild criticism).

    I think it's a pretty clear-cut case of police brutality. It's one thing for the officers to have handled him roughly - but the deliberate assaulted him multiple times, and long after he was already restrained.
     
  4. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

    Can't help it but i still feel more sorry for the people he robbed and beaten.
    The police didn't have the right to give him that beating that's true,but i can't say he didn't deserve it, without criminals we wouldn't even need police.
    So i'd rather have some police brutallity on criminals then criminals brutality against me.
     
  5. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    I expect it will end either two ways as far as dealing with the officers.

    A. They protect their own.

    B. They crucify the offending officers to protect their own image.
     
  6. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

    Heard of the infamous Officer Bubbles incident?
     
  7. Mikeintx

    Mikeintx Well-Known Member

    Thats messed up, tarnishes the image of the ones that actually do protect and serve.
     
  8. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

    There are good cops, sure, and I think ultimately the police force does more good then bad but there are many crooked cops; people that seek positions of power are usually less fit to wield it.
     
  9. Hegga83

    Hegga83 Member

    Love to watch the tv-series cops in Sweden, the police are completly mad sometimes. Even thought the suspect have given up by handcufs or stungun they always beat the suspect.
     
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