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Cops Beat a Deaf Man for Seven Minutes Because He didnít Respond to Their Yelling
The Free Thought Project ^

Posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:19 AM PST by Altariel

Pearl Pearson is a 64 year-old diabetic deaf driver who resides in the Oklahoma City area. On the evening of January 3rd, Pearl crossed paths with the wrong cops.

The following is the story according to Pearl Pearson and family of what happened that night: What’s the story? At this time, only limited details can be provided since this case is under investigation.

1. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol pulled Pearl over late in the evening on January 3, 2014. Pearl pulled over as he should.

2. Pearl’s driver’s license indicates he is Deaf. He also has a placard in his driver’s door that says, “Driver is deaf”.

3. Pearl pulled over and rolled down his window, expecting an officer to ask for this identification. An officer struck him in the face before Pearl had the chance to do anything. As you can see, he was struck multiple times.

4. An interpreter was never provided while Pearl was under the care of law enforcement. Not during the booking, hospital, or time at the jail was an interpreter provided, even through Pearl requested one.

5. Pearl was left wondering “why” the the entire time. He has no clue why he was beat. Pearl and his family are still not sure, but are ready for some answers.

6. Pearl’s own son is a police officer, as was his son-in-law, who is now a deputy sheriff. He respects law enforcement and knows how to respond when pulled over. There is no reason for someone like Pearl to be hurt like this by those who are meant to protect and serve.

Yelling at a deaf man to put up his hands will not do much, except aggravate an already aggressive police officer. This is a tragic scenario of ignorance and needless escalation of violence.

Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes were the two OHP officers that were involved in what an affidavit claims was a 7 minutes altercation.

Where is the dash cam footage from the units of Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes? Wouldn’t this clear up any inconsistencies in this story?

The two officers have been suspended with pay while the investigation into this incident continues.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: deaf; donutwatch; oklahoma; oklahomacity
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1 posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:19 AM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Well at least the cops went home safe.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 8:08:58 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel

bad link


3 posted on 01/16/2014 8:11:26 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Altariel

Injury attorneys are vermin, but here is an occasion to let them devour as much as they want.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 8:12:35 AM PST by lurk
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To: driftdiver

I’m glad too,it’s sure a shame that the dash camera was malfunctioning at the time! The good news is we still will have the officer’s word to rely on what happened!


5 posted on 01/16/2014 8:13:39 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: Altariel

Suspended with pay. Isn’t that like a paid vacation?


6 posted on 01/16/2014 8:14:15 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-beat-deaf-man-minutes-respond-yelling/


7 posted on 01/16/2014 8:14:29 AM PST by csvset
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To: driftdiver

The OHP will investigate and absolve themselves of any wrongdoing. How nice.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 8:14:55 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Jewbacca

Bandwidth overloaded according to my browser.

Likely the host server can’t handle the traffic increase from being sited here.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 8:15:46 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Altariel
Reminds me of the great Paris Mime Riots...


10 posted on 01/16/2014 8:16:53 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: bonehead4freedom
it’s sure a shame that the dash camera was malfunctioning at the time!

It's getting to the point where we need concealed cameras and microphones with offsite storage for use during any interaction with government officials. Evidence against you will always be available. Evidence against the government just happens to be conveniently unavailable.

11 posted on 01/16/2014 8:16:58 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Jewbacca

Bad link! No treat today!

(Mea culpa)

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-beat-deaf-man-minutes-respond-yelling/


12 posted on 01/16/2014 8:17:23 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
The two officers have been suspended with pay while the investigation into this incident continues.

This is when the blue mafia and their union goons close ranks and let the incident die a quiet death.

Until that behavior changes and these incidents end with criminal prosecution and conviction, the police will continue to behave like this and worse. Not all of them, of course, but a disturbing minority.

13 posted on 01/16/2014 8:18:14 AM PST by centurion316
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To: lurk
here is an occasion to let them devour as much as they want.

The problem is that the police officer's wealth is never on the buffet, it's the taxpayer's money they gorge on.

14 posted on 01/16/2014 8:19:00 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

LOL! Did the cops lock them up in invisible boxes?


15 posted on 01/16/2014 8:19:57 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I have drop box on my cell phone. I can take a picture or video and the file is copied to my other computers within a couple minutes. As long as the phone is turned on and has connectivity.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 8:20:02 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel

When I was a child I was taught to respect and trust the police. I taught my children to stay away from the police.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 8:20:54 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Jewbacca

The page I am looking for is not there.

(at the link)


18 posted on 01/16/2014 8:22:01 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: bonehead4freedom

I always figured when a government agency has cameras and they malfunction, the “malfunction” should be treated as being just as damning as the WORST thing that could have been on the tape, because (1) that’s likely what it was, (2) maintaining the tech was their responsibility as the owner and they shouldn’t get a windfall from failing to do so, and (3) there shouldn’t be any incentive to spike negative evidence, especially when it’s a branch of government in question.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 8:23:01 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: driftdiver
I've been thinking of installing some streaming software that will stream from my phone to a webserver so any video deleted from the phone is safely secured on the webserver.

I looked at some possibilities last week but forgot to do anything more. What is the software you're using?

20 posted on 01/16/2014 8:23:19 AM PST by scripter
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