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Wed Mar 7, 2012, 04:27 PM

Case Against Teen Brutally Beaten by NYPD Dismissed -- Cops Fabricated Charges to Cover Abuse

Case Against Jateik Reed, Teen Brutally Beaten by NYPD, Dismissed -- Cops Fabricated Charges to Cover Abuse


Today at Bronx Criminal Court, prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to prove that Jateik Reed, the nineteen-year-old whose brutal beating by the NYPD was caught on tape this January, was guilty of drug and assault charges. The dismissed case included seven charges related to assaulting police, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marijuana, menacing, and harassment.

Officers said they stopped Reed after seeing him drop drugs, and that Reed proceeded to punch and head butt an officer. But according to Reed's defense, video (not yet released to the public) from cameras out front of the Bronx building where the beating occurred clearly show that Reed did not strike police, or drop drugs. The entire incident, they told me, stemmed from a racially motivated stop-and-frisk.

"What speaks for itself is video," Reed's attorney Michael Warren told me, "Not only does it capture the beating itself, and the nature of the beating, but it also captures the activity of Mr. Reed and two of his friends as they were walking to the building." ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/826210/case_against_jateik_reed%2C_teen_brutally_beaten_by_nypd%2C_dismissed_--_cops_fabricated_charges_to_cover_abuse/



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marmar Mar 2012 OP
Zalatix Mar 2012 #1
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duhneece Mar 2012 #5

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 04:36 PM

1. We need an alternative means of enforcing public safety without using police gangs.

 

How many of these incidents will it take for people to realize that the police are not here to protect you, but rather to protect the rich?

Ever heard of a rich person being "stopped and frisked"?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 05:15 PM

2. fuck tha police

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 05:16 PM

3. psycopaths with badges

I can see them rubbing their hands together hoping they can beat somebody down...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 05:41 PM

4. Seriously, the NYPD is out of control and needs effective civilian oversight.

Scandal after scandal, abuse after abuse. They think they're the masters of the universe, with no accountability.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 05:56 PM

5. Read "The New Jim Crow" and end the war on drugs

to begin with, please!

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