So what happens when police beat a totally innocent man in America?Submitted by deleted-by-requ... on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 15:33
Why nothing of course:
"A jury wanted the city to pay for a police officer using excessive force.
Police took down Dan Halsted while he was just innocently walking home. The officer stunned Halsted five times with a Taser in the back because he thought he sprayed some graffiti.
Halsted was tackled by a Portland police officer in the Northeast Portland neighborhood of Sullivan’s Gulch four years ago.
“I was walking home and all of a sudden a flashlight came on in my eyes and I stopped, and I heard a voice say, ‘Get him!’ And I heard footsteps coming at me, so I turned and I ran.”
In the pitch dark, Halsted thought he was being jumped.
“I didn’t know what was going on,” he said. “I was screaming to call the police the whole time, and I didn’t realize this was the police because they never identified themselves at all.”
Police had mistaken Halsted for a tagger who hit a nearby building.
“The arresting officer in his police report, he made up a whole other story and said that I had been running down the street with a couple other people.”
That’s the same thing the officer testified to in court when Halsted sued. In reality Halsted had been with friends at the Rose and Thistle Restaurant and was never charged with any crime."
Story here: http://www.theagitator.com/2012/04/28/wrong-guy/