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Man Facing Charges After Beating Officer at Fayetteville IHOP
5 News-Fort Smith, AR ^ | 24 FEB 11 | Allison Woods

Posted on 02/24/2011 9:37:28 AM PST by DCBryan1

Two Fayetteville police officers were injured after a fight at IHOP in Fayetteville.

Police said officers responded to the business before 3 a.m. Wednesday after employees called about an intoxicated customer.

Officers attempted to arrest Hiram Graham, 35, of Fayetteville. Officers applied one handcuff before Hiram yanked his arm away and tucked it into his torso. Police attempted to use a taser, but it didn't work properly.

Shortly after, Hiram's brother, Joemo Graham, 33, began a physical fight with an officer. Police attempted to deploy another taser.

Hiram was able to grab an officer's baton. According to police reports, Hiram struck an officer repeatedly on the head, spine, torso, and extremities. The officer suffered an eight-inch gash to the top of her head. She also had a cut on her lip and multiple bruises. Another officer received minor injuries during the incident.

A witness grabbed Hiram's arm, stopping him from hitting the officer. The officer took out her gun and threatened to shoot Hiram. At this point, police were able to arrest the Graham brothers.

Hiram is charged with attempted capital murder, aggravated assault, battery 2nd degree, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. Police say use of a police baton is considered lethal force when it's used to hit the head and spine.

Joemo is charged with battery 2nd degree and hindering apprehension. Hiram and Joemo were taken to the Washington County Detention Center.

The officer hit by the baton was taken to a local hospital. She had a large, open injury to her head, which required multiple staples to close. She also received stitches on her chin. The second officer was treated for cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Both officers were treated and released.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
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To: DCBryan1

beating up a woman cop.....what big men they are...


51 posted on 02/24/2011 10:34:27 AM PST by cherry
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To: Nat Turner
She was a victim. Maybe even now certified as disabled and qualified for disability retirement.

'Next! Bring up that wheelchair recruit!"

52 posted on 02/24/2011 10:34:45 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: DCBryan1

Gee, I hope I didn't hurt her. I'm so very very sorry! I don't know what got into me! This is so unlike me. These are trained wonderful law enforcement officers and they deserve nothing but respect!

I am filled with nothing but remorse and shame! Officers of the law are our friends, and for me to injure this officer HORRIFIES me in retrospect. Please, tell the families how sorry I am!

NOT.

53 posted on 02/24/2011 10:34:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: Leisler

I was being VERY sarcastic....sorry I didn’t /s it.


54 posted on 02/24/2011 10:36:23 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Reagan is King

He doesn’t care. Really. He’s just moving from one part of tax supported, the welfare system to the other.


55 posted on 02/24/2011 10:36:30 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Why did they send a policewoman to the site of an unruly man, especially a big one like this?

Because, in theory, a policewoman is supposed to be as physically qualified for the job as a male officer; and as such, receives equal pay.

56 posted on 02/24/2011 10:36:37 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: DCBryan1

Just another excuse to put a brother in jail.


57 posted on 02/24/2011 10:37:45 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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"I suppose this cop deserved this beating as well?"

No, but see what happens when you have women trying to do men's jobs?

58 posted on 02/24/2011 10:39:40 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: rawhide
No more IHOPs, Dennys, or Shoneys for me until these crime waves ends!

Switch to Golden Corral. Most of the patrons there are too fat or heart-diseased to fight.

59 posted on 02/24/2011 10:39:48 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: DCBryan1
attempted capital murder

What is attempted capital murder if there is no murder?? Where does the "capital" come into play? Aggravated assault? Sure. Attempted murder? Sure. But surely they will not try to pin capital charges on these oafs when no murder took place.

Or is this just your typical, lazy reporter?

60 posted on 02/24/2011 10:40:06 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: DCBryan1

They look pretty well fed. (Probably gov. cheese, milk and butter.)


61 posted on 02/24/2011 10:41:32 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: USNBandit
K-9 CORPS
62 posted on 02/24/2011 10:42:32 AM PST by flat
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To: DCBryan1
on the top of "HER" head.... Yep, women can do just as well as men in a police roll....

Mike

63 posted on 02/24/2011 10:43:21 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: DCBryan1

Sorry.

Along those lines, I go into some people’s offices and the walls are just plastered with cheap wood, with thin varnish plaques, cheaply framed award photos. You would think they were one of Patton’s Colonels or something.

I figure the more the plaques, either the more insecure the person is, or the more their worthless job needs all those glorified Att’a Boys. You can measure them. Are they a one wall guy, two wall guy or three wall guy.


64 posted on 02/24/2011 10:46:19 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Arkansas Criminal Code for Capital Murder in Arkansas 5-10-101. Capital murder. (a) A person commits capital murder if: (1) Acting alone or with one (1) or more other persons: (A) The person commits or attempts to commit:

NOT a lazy reporter. Attempted capital murder is a significant step towards committing a crime. Had the two brothers DISCUSSED the murder of cop (Hey Joemoe, you grab the male, Ill take care of the female), that would constitute a CONSPIRACY to commit Capital Murder if they hadn't followed through.

ATTEMPTED Capital Murder is the correct charge since it was a force of violence, indifferent to the value of human life, and that it was a law enforcement officer in commission of her lawful duty.

Hope that helps.

65 posted on 02/24/2011 10:46:54 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Lazamataz

Snicker...you forgot the “Awl Lawdy! Save me!”


66 posted on 02/24/2011 10:50:07 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Slump Tester
They look pretty well fed. (Probably gov. cheese, milk and butter.)

Throw in two or thee cases of malt liquor, two or three bottle of Henny every week and ten hours a day of PlayStation and you got some well marbleized fat muscle there. Now they'll get to lay around a tax payer supported prison for the next few years.

Bring back whippings and let them go.

67 posted on 02/24/2011 10:50:48 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: DCBryan1
You know that in the 'Latest Posts' box at the top of the forum page this headline appears like so:

"Man Facing Charges After Beating Off..."

I suspect that is why you are getting such heavy traffic.

68 posted on 02/24/2011 10:51:29 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor; Lazamataz
You know that in the 'Latest Posts' box at the top of the forum page this headline appears like so: "Man Facing Charges After Beating Off..." I suspect that is why you are getting such heavy traffic.

LOL...so THAT is why Lazamataz showed up here!

69 posted on 02/24/2011 10:53:25 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: oh8eleven

Piggly and Wiggly


70 posted on 02/24/2011 10:53:37 AM PST by coolgenner
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To: thefactor
...the 3-1 ratio they should have had.

Me, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Wesson.

Looks like three to me.

Seriously, though, I think these officers deserve very prominent commendation for being willing to pay the price of a beating in order to extend mercy to a pair of belligerent drunks. When the tasers failed to subdue, they could have made the next escalation to deadly force, and saved themselves the drubbing, but they exercised what is, in my view, uncommon restraint.

Those two overweight muscle heads owe these officers their freakin' miserable lives, this morning, and had damned well better show a boatload of gratitude for it. I don't expect it out of them, but the demands of propriety stand, nonetheless.

And another thing...

...you can put this incident in the front of your mental file drawer and shove it right up in the face of the next schmuck who starts railing about how there's never justice when white cops meet up with a black guy. You can point out, "Yeah, you're right. The perps certainly got no justice in this case; they got mercy, instead. Justice would have seen those two meatballs dead. Now, what was that you were saying about how a black man always gets a raw deal when he don't get justice??"

71 posted on 02/24/2011 10:54:10 AM PST by HKMk23 (It won't be "Justice" until wicked people fry.)
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To: RetiredArmy

You truly believe that they voted?


72 posted on 02/24/2011 10:54:54 AM PST by LightningStriker2010
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To: DCBryan1
You know that in the 'Latest Posts' box at the top of the forum page this headline appears like so: "Man Facing Charges After Beating Off..." I suspect that is why you are getting such heavy traffic....... LOL...so THAT is why Lazamataz showed up here!

It was.

Seriously.

LOL

73 posted on 02/24/2011 10:56:25 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Is “Amish” a pseudonym for the n-word?


74 posted on 02/24/2011 10:57:41 AM PST by LightningStriker2010
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To: Leisler
I am truly sad that we have had another law enforcement officer injured due to political correctness.


While this does not exonerate those thugs from beating up the lady, common sense should tell you that there was no WAY she and her partner could have taken them in a physical altercation.


This stinks just like the Bryan Nichols case, which happened here in Atlanta.


http://crime.about.com/od/current/a/brian_nichols.htm


PC is costing us both the war and domestic peace at home and the sooner we know and accept the reality the better it will be for all of us.

75 posted on 02/24/2011 10:58:50 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Lazamataz
You Laz....go to Google.com

Type in Lazamataz

Hit images.

You are the 3rd one! "Too old". ROFLMAO!

76 posted on 02/24/2011 10:59:50 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1; All

Joemoe Kenyarty Graham, no less.
They don’t call it Fayettenam for nothing!


77 posted on 02/24/2011 11:01:35 AM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: BubbaJunebug

The eyes say ‘not very bright’ to me.


78 posted on 02/24/2011 11:02:33 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: DCBryan1

These guys look pretty brawny.

It’s unlikely that the average woman, even ones highly trained as these police officers undoubtedly were, are going to be able to cuff them unless the brawny guys allow themselves to be cuffed.

Sometimes it’s nice to be P.C., sometimes it sucks.

Hope the police officer recovers with no permanent damage.


79 posted on 02/24/2011 11:05:03 AM PST by HEM
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To: Travis McGee
PC is costing us both the war and domestic peace at home

Political correctness leading us to CW2?

80 posted on 02/24/2011 11:05:11 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1

81 posted on 02/24/2011 11:09:02 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: OldNewYork
What is it about pancakes and crime?

Must be something in the syrup.
82 posted on 02/24/2011 11:12:52 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

My thoughts too. Coppettes are fine but should not be dispatched on a D&D call. Too often this story happens. She should have backed off and threw down a lot sooner. as the story goes that will usually work.
I will close comment before I make a comment that might be called racists


83 posted on 02/24/2011 11:18:25 AM PST by barb-tex
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To: LightningStriker2010

Of course I believe they voted. They had all the qualifications. They were probably felons, thus eligible to vote under current dimocrat rules. They both look like thugs, thus eligible to vote under Chicago gang land thug Obama rules; sure, they voted! Free stuff GETS YOU TO VOTE!!! Just ask any dimocrat!!! :-)


84 posted on 02/24/2011 11:20:57 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Read 1 Cor 15: 1-4. Paul's gospel explained. Read it.)
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To: cherry
While this was going on some bystander should have taken a full pot of steaming hot coffee and thrown it in the perps face. Then while the guy was trying to recover from the free serving of coffee, proceed to bury a couple of syrup jugs in his skull.
85 posted on 02/24/2011 11:23:01 AM PST by One_American
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To: Nat Turner

We were supposed to be taxed for fine schools, and ripping down shacks for public housing and then in a generation a lot of ‘problems’ would be solved.

Well, the money is gone, the debts are piled higher and the social problems are worse.

The hole is deeper and we’re broke.


86 posted on 02/24/2011 11:26:24 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: DCBryan1; Lazamataz

I am sooo impressed!! 16 pages of images come up instantly - he’s web wide! LOL!!!


87 posted on 02/24/2011 11:29:05 AM PST by Just A Reader
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To: Leisler

OR The Cloward-Piven strategy is REAL and they WANT the total collapse of society to remake it in THEIR image...remember its only paranoia if they are NOT out to get you...


88 posted on 02/24/2011 11:38:31 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: luvbach1
"No more IHOPs, Dennys, or Shoneys for me until these crime waves ends! Switch to Golden Corral. Most of the patrons there are too fat or heart-diseased to fight."

Wholly Truth, Batman! My cousin and I went to a Golden Corral in Dickson City, PA (next to Scranton.) This 450 lb narwhal, and his almost-as-corpulent wife come in. He's sporting an oxygen tank, dirty sweats, a ratty t-shirt, and his gut and company is hanging over his waistband. His wife had more rolls than the Stroehmann's bread truck. I watched what they selected on the food line. I immediately became squeamish, as did my cousin, and we could no longer consume food. That place is perfect for someone wishing to go on a diet. Just watch the other feral pigs at the trough, and you won't want to eat for days!!!!

89 posted on 02/24/2011 11:49:19 AM PST by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy (Say Nope To The Hope Dope in '12!!!!!)
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To: LightningStriker2010; HiTech RedNeck
Is “Amish” a pseudonym for the n-word?

Yes... they're nerds. :-)

90 posted on 02/24/2011 11:56:06 AM PST by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: flat

Local sheriff’s deputy deployed his dog under a porch looking for a fleeing suspect. The suspect kicked the dog in the jaw so the deputy called back the dog and shot the guy with a Taser. Unfortunately, for the perp, one of the taser darts hit him in the testicle, which made for an extremely effective electrical contact.


91 posted on 02/24/2011 12:20:19 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: AppyPappy

Excellent!

Would you like some pancakes with that sarcasm?

;-)


92 posted on 02/24/2011 1:09:32 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: DCBryan1

Please don’t get me started about politically-correct five- foot, 105 pound female police officers...


93 posted on 02/24/2011 1:16:48 PM PST by pabianice
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To: eak3; OldNewYork

Actually, I’m surprised the venue wasn’t a Waffle House.


94 posted on 02/24/2011 1:28:54 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: USNBandit
"an extremely effective electrical contact" BWAAHAH THE LAW IF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES....I GUESS CRIME DOES NOT PAY AFTER ALL.....
WALKER TEXAS RANGER
95 posted on 02/24/2011 2:22:30 PM PST by flat
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To: eak3

“...IHOP and Dennys seem to bring out the worst in people these days.”

Maybe the worst people go to IHOP and Dennys? And let’s not forget the Waffle House...


96 posted on 02/24/2011 2:32:03 PM PST by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I can see the glass inside breaking, but the actual plastic case?


97 posted on 02/24/2011 7:11:25 PM PST by nina0113
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To: Leisler
I figure the more the plaques, either the more insecure the person is, or the more their worthless job needs all those glorified Att’a Boys. You can measure them. Are they a one wall guy, two wall guy or three wall guy.

Sometimes employers hand those out instead of giving actual money raises, and then they get all miffed if you don't display the damn things.

98 posted on 02/24/2011 7:23:12 PM PST by nina0113
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To: LightningStriker2010

“Amish” used where the ethnicity of the perp is obvious but it’s politically incorrect to say so. Not just n-word, m-word or Moose in some other contexts.


99 posted on 02/24/2011 7:31:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: nina0113

I hate false enthusiasm.

A lot of jobs are boring, suck for marginal companies that don’t pay much. It’s better when everyone just admits their company is barely hanging on, and we all couldn’t get a better job.

Yes. I often kind of feel sorry for the ‘employee of the month’ thing I see in fast food, Wal Mart places. I know a bar that has one up as a joke and has the same picture of the same bartender that got fired five year ago


100 posted on 02/25/2011 5:54:07 AM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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