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Cops Beat a Deaf Man for Seven Minutes Because He didnít Respond to Their Yelling
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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.


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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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To: driftdiver
Well at least the cops went home safe.

...and that's all that really matters.

21 posted on 01/16/2014 8:25:03 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Altariel
1. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol pulled Pearl over late in the evening on January 3, 2014. Pearl pulled over as he should.

Person was pulled over for leaving the scene of an accident. He was charged with that crime as well as resisting arrest.

22 posted on 01/16/2014 8:25:10 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Still Thinking

If you destroy video of a potential crime you committed they’ll probably charge you with destruction of evidence and obstruction.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 8:25:26 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel

Tell the cops to change the court venue to Fullerton CA, where it’s perfectly A-OK for multiple cops to beat unarmed people to death.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 8:27:50 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Altariel
In Oklahoma City, police officers know if they need more vacation time, just beat up a 64 yr old deaf man for driving while Black & Deaf.

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

25 posted on 01/16/2014 8:27:56 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: scripter

dropbox is the software. www.dropbox.com the basic version is free and they have a app for your smartphone. Its not too hard to configure and requires no action to copy files once its set up. You can also delete the picture on the phone and it doesn’t delete the copy.

It will copy to any PC or server that has the account set up on it. Will even copy to more than one PC.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 8:28:14 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel
suspended with pay

Free vacation, soon to be followed by completely being cleared and promotions!

27 posted on 01/16/2014 8:30:35 AM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: bonehead4freedom

“Malfunctioning dash cams” should carry a 5 year (hard time) prison sentence for any officer who does ANYTHING other than get it repaired...


28 posted on 01/16/2014 8:31:34 AM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Altariel

Between this and the beating death of the Fullerton homeless man, I have went from a huge law enforcement supporter to looking at them like they are jack booted government thugs. I know I shouldn’t generalize, but that Fullerton video was the worse thing I have ever witnessed including the AQ beheading videos.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 8:38:31 AM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: aomagrat

You taught them well.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 8:38:38 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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31 posted on 01/16/2014 8:40:16 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: driftdiver

tech bookmark


32 posted on 01/16/2014 8:43:31 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: aomagrat
When I was a child I was taught to respect and trust the police. I taught my children to stay away from the police.

And your children will probably teaching their children to fire first.

33 posted on 01/16/2014 8:46:24 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: dragnet2
Tell the cops to change the court venue to Fullerton CA, where it’s perfectly A-OK for multiple cops to beat unarmed people to death.

FBI to study trial evidence in fatal police beating of California homeless man

34 posted on 01/16/2014 8:46:58 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Still Thinking
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

Like when you lose your ticket at a parking garage -- they charge you the full day rate, even if you've only been there an hour.

35 posted on 01/16/2014 8:48:38 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Yup — so there’s no percentage in “losing” it. And the innocent-till-proven-guilty concept doesn’t apply to government and government employees. If it did, it would violate the spirit of same for the people it’s meant to protect, private citizens.


36 posted on 01/16/2014 8:50:31 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping

Please read article. Paying particular attention to number 6.

Therein is a lesson for the badgelickers, cop worshipers, and badge lickers if they have the intelligence to see it.


37 posted on 01/16/2014 8:51:09 AM PST by sport
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To: Altariel; Alaska Wolf

ping


38 posted on 01/16/2014 8:51:30 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Evidence against you will always be available. Evidence against the government just happens to be conveniently unavailable.

That's just a statistical fluke.

Every time.

39 posted on 01/16/2014 8:54:27 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: bonehead4freedom

They [the cops] have learned from experience to always have the dash cam malfunction when it captures something that will incriminate them.To Wit: The unnecessary beating the hell out of someone or the unnecessary shooting of someone.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 8:56:00 AM PST by sport
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It is. Only it doesn’t count against accrued vacation time.


41 posted on 01/16/2014 8:57:34 AM PST by sport
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To: Still Thinking
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.

Yep.

Call it The Nixon rule.

18-1/2 minutes of blank tape is enough to lose a presidency.

42 posted on 01/16/2014 8:59:23 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: dragnet2

Fullerton Video. I couldn’t make it through.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a2d_1389747448


43 posted on 01/16/2014 9:22:42 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: aomagrat

teach them to stay away from delivering newspapers ,being near dogs or texting at movies and they’ll probably live long and prosper.


44 posted on 01/16/2014 9:27:28 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: sport; Travis McGee
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."

Is that the little gem you were speaking of?

45 posted on 01/16/2014 9:33:20 AM PST by semaj
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To: DariusBane

I’ve seen it multiple times..

Fullerton literally gave cops everywhere a license to beat unarmed people to death and that case will be cited in all future court trials involving cops.

Disturbing does not begin to describe what is happening in the U.S.


46 posted on 01/16/2014 9:33:23 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: semaj

I missed that one. What I was thinking was Mr. Pearl had several members of law enforcement in his family. This should tell the badge lickers, the cop worshipers and jackboot lickers that no matter how much time they spent on licking badges, licking boots, worshiping cops, and kissing their collective asses, to them [the cops] they were just another scumbag.


47 posted on 01/16/2014 9:44:47 AM PST by sport
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To: Altariel

Obviously there was no companion dog to shoot....


48 posted on 01/16/2014 9:49:16 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Truth is hate to those who hate the Truth)
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To: Altariel

bflr


49 posted on 01/16/2014 10:07:40 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some d..ays...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: driftdiver

Thanks. I saw the reference to dropbox and it didn’t click. Have you seen any streaming apps from phone to a webserver?


50 posted on 01/16/2014 10:11:04 AM PST by scripter
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