Skip to comments.New Jersey Man Escapes 5 Year Sentence After Dash Cam Footage Clears Him Indicts Cops
Posted on 02/27/2014 3:30:10 PM PST by OneWingedShark
Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. Prosecutors dismissed all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter, 30, of Bloomfield, N.J. and instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports and one of them for assault after the recording surfaced showing police officers beating Jeter during a traffic stop, according to WABC of New York. A third has pleaded guilty to tampering.
Jeter's defense attorney requested all recorded evidence, but the police failed to hand over a second tape until additional evidence surfaced of a second police car at the scene. The tape showed Jeter complying with police, even as one punched him in the head repeatedly.
‘Power corrupts’. The US would benefit greatly if its citizens remembered that.
Ping — I recommend you watch the news-report, it’s good-ish news: the police get charged for their wrongdoing.
You are very right; it makes me wonder about those who claim that any unwarranted search [or seizure] by police is a good thing.
I have only seen abuse come from
exigent circumstance, and would argue that any unwarranted search is unreasonable.
Just a few more bad apples, eh?
Cops that abuse the authority they are given in that manner IMHO ought to be tried and when convicted publicly executed!
These cops should get life in prison in general population, all of ‘em, including the accessories after the fact.
Yeah, they got charged with assault, but if I were the prosecutor, I might have tried for bigger charges. The only conceivable reason that one cop kept yelling (falsely) about the guy trying to reach for his gun is if he was thinking of shooting him and wanted to cover his behind.
I strongly suggest folks watch the video, it is scary.
The cops involved should face the same jail time and penalties Jeter would have faced.
Incidents such as this must make one wonder how many people
are languishing behind bars for the very simple reason that
in their case a camera wasn’t present to record the criminalty of the badgemonkeys who destroyed their lives.
A reasonable guess would be that for every case such as this
there could easily be 10, 20 or even more where the lies of
the badgemonkeys were taken as gospel because there was no
video to prove them as being the liars they all tend to be.
“Stop resisting!” The favorite cry of feral cops and rapists all across our great nation.
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In 1833, Philadelphia organized an independent, 24-hour police force. In 1838, the Boston Police force was established, with a day police and night watch working independently. New York City followed suit in 1844, becoming the New York City Police Department in 1845. Police departments were now headed by police chiefs who were appointed by political leaders. While it still had its flaws, this new method of policing more closely resembles a modern day police force...
The Founding Fathers were NEVER acquainted with the type of standing army of paramilitary gunthugs that we have now.
Most Americans, if you asked them, would tell that "it's always been like this".
What we have now is like the worst of English governmental strong-armism from before the American Revolution, combined with latent Nazi Germany-like jack-booted fascism.
It's ironic that Americans abhor and revile Nazi Germany, yet we have our very own American Police State "special sauce" here at home. The Left has a lot to do with it, of course, since they're ALWAYS trying to expand the size of government, and with it, its Coercive Elite standing army of violent gunthugs.
Mr. Jeter is lucky to be alive. It certainly seems as if the cops were setting the scene to shoot him by yelling to stop resisting and stop reaching for my gun. Disquieting to say the least.
Yes, I think lax or misguided hiring policies probably contribute to it. We’ve also got to look at training, and the amount of leeway that the courts have given police. When police are behaving reasonably well, more leeway might be justified, but if they aren’t, then they need to be reined back in.
The cops must think that if the federal government is giving these war machines, that they are expected to make use of them. Then they go out searching for opportunities to use them.
Ultimately, they begin to feel as if they are invincible and unquestionable.
It should also be noted that police departments screen out candidates who score too high on the IQ test. So the only Mensa candidates you’re going to find on the force are going to be the ones who intentionally flunk. I’m guessing that is an exceedingly small number of cops.
Yes, and those corrupt, lying cops are probably still on the beat, going about their work without a twinge of conscience about the innocent lives they have destroyed.
Just pray you are not the next person they pull over when they’re in a bad mood.
It's happening, and too fast. That is why the police are threatening citizens when taking photos. It should be allowed to photograph all police action.
That cop that accused him of going for his weapon had a thought in mind. He wanted to kill him. Premeditated. The only only thing that stopped him was the 2nd cop car cam.
That was my take, too. Good on Jeter for having a very cool head and not panicking and trying to bolt- it probably saved his life.
These days, both shocking and unsurprising.
Life in Prison, General population. No if’s, and’s , or butt’s.
Maybe they should be putting kill insignias on their vehicles so we will know who we come in contact with. Like the WW 11 fighter aces did.
… did I miss 8 World Wars?
The Chief of Police in San Diego just resigned in the wake of several sexual assault charges against his officers (of course innocent until proven guilty). A woman Assistant Chief has just been appointed his successor. San Diego is the largest city in the US to have a female chief. She assures the public that 99.9% of the force is, and I paraphrase, above reproach.
For the video, or the brochure?
WW Z was a great book and flick about Zombies.
if the 'good' ones don't get a pronto handle on the lunatics/cowards/thugs among 'em, it's not going to end well for many of them, indiscriminately
More and more I think I should invest in good video surveillance gear for my home and vehicle.
May I be added to your ping”pig” list?
i’ve got dash cams just for this kind of situation. cops or other drivers. as i drive alone amost all the time.
now some here might be pissed my dash camera may record them but my personal safety and right to record, where i live, they have no privacy rights driving on public roads. they don’t get pissed at the dozens of govt cams and private business cams rewcording them but they want to ass-crazy on another private citizen recording their surroundings.
Many police departments test applicant’s IQs. If their IQs are too high, the applicants are rejected.
That is some scary stuff....
I don't really have any ping-lists; that was a bunch of fellow-freeper-friends I thought of off the top of my head might be interested in the video.
“ did I miss 8 World Wars?”
No, but I think you missed math class.
Thank you — and I agree, if the police don’t “police their own” soon, they will have condoned the behavior: acceptance by apathy and endorsement by inaction.
did I miss 8 World Wars?
> No, but I think you missed math class.
Some people consider the cold war to be WWIII, given the machinations, widespread involvement, and philosophical polarization of many countries I’d hesitate to dismiss the idea out of hand.
IMHO, cops who abuse their given authority ought to go to prison for life. Cops who cover up their brethen's abuse of authoity shoud be publically executed.
Yes....too high an IQ is a disqualifier as intelligent people are more likely
to question the rational and necessity of procedures. Especially procedures that are blatantly evil and corrupt. Academy screening processes that used to screen OUT sociopaths and incompetence now screen FOR those types of applicants as those running the show want hired thugs to enforce compliance rather than civilized people with common sense who would serve society. The government is not recruiting for law enforcement and has not for a long time. They are now recruiting for their Schutzstaffel, a
new type of gestapo.
I guess you did. WW11 means World War two. Mercy.
She started out lying. Now if she had said .1%
20 years each for the cops, 50 for the prosecutor who withheld evidence.
The reason PDs give for rejecting high IQ applicants is because they will become easily bored as much police work is just waiting and watching.
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