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Man Paralyzed When Randomly Assaulted By Police Officer While Walking


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Two videos from two open views.  This made me sick to my stomach.

Madison officer charged with assault for use of force incident

 
 
 

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MADISON, Ala. (WAAY) - The police officer placed on leave after an incident that left an Indian man hospitalized last week has been charged with third-degree assault.

Police Chief Larry Muncey said Thursday afternoon the officer's actions when he threw Sureshbhai Patel, 57, on the ground did not meet the standards of the Madison Police Department. Muncey said he would recommend Officer Eric Parker's termination from the department.

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"I sincerely apologize to Mr. Patel, Mr. Patel's family and our community," Muncey said.

Muncey would not comment further after the news conference, saying a federal lawsuit filed earlier Thursday by Patel prevented him from doing so.

 

 

Madison police dispatch audio

During the news conference, police played a call that was placed to the police non-emergency number and police dispatch audio of the morning when someone called to report a suspicious man on Hardiman Place Lane Feb. 6.

Police also showed dashcam video from two different patrol cars of the incident along with audio from the microphone the officer was wearing.

 

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Patel's lawsuit claims he received spinal injuries from the incident that left him paralyzed. The suit states he has since regained partial use of all limbs except for his right leg.

You can watch the two different angles of the dash camera video below. In one video, after he's thrown down, officers can be heard telling Patel to uncross his legs and eventually uncrossing his legs for him. Officers then lift him up and tell him to walk, and his legs dangle before the officers set him back on the ground.

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The overzealous (rogue?) police officers do not exist in a vacuum. They are the product of ills the permeate our culture.

 

The one common thread in the overly violent responses in policing is fear. Bullies, be the police, prosecutors or politicians are afraid.

 

These folks aren't heroes. They are cowards.

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I made it 2 minutes in to the clip. That is 1:30 longer than I have ever watched O'Reilly or whatever his name is. That is awful. People watch this and think they are being informed?

 

Throw away your television.

Staying close to our enemies is a great idea. I watch and listen to these bubbleheads and cupcakes on Fox News and on the radio for entertainment, laughing loudly and often. Believe me when I say they are not a threat to my worldview and am not about to let them get to the point that they threaten my world beyond reason.

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Staying close to our enemies is a great idea. I watch and listen to these bubbleheads and cupcakes on Fox News and on the radio for entertainment, laughing loudly and often. Believe me when I say they are not a threat to my worldview and am not about to let them get to the point that they threaten my world beyond reason.

 

It isn't a threat, it hurts my brain to hear such idiocy disseminated akin to trying to get inside the mind of a very mean person with special-needs. I have the same problem with MSNBC - both get equal run in my world (none).

 

The extremists want whatever I don't. Not much analysis required. I suppose some people need the message driven home daily and for them I'm glad these outlets exist. A minute thirty was all I needed to be reminded of why I have no need to watch or listen. They spew nonsense and some people howl in support while the other half howls in disagreement. Had the clip been something unexpected I'd watch tonight. Instead I felt I could've written their script, they use the same Fear Monger approach and style the 700 Club mastered decades ago.

 

I'm a big fan of the process though, anything that gets ratings and people to watch is alright in this capitalist's book (as long as no one is harmed (physically in this case)).

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