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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:13 PM

Grand jury dismisses felony assault charges against 2 Buffalo police officers who pushed 75-year-old

Source: CNN

(CNN)A grand jury chose not to indict two Buffalo, New York, police officers who pushed a 75-year-old protester to the ground last June, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced Thursday.

Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe each faced a felony second-degree assault charge in Martin Gugino's fall, which fractured his skull and left him unable to walk at the time, according to an attorney for Gugino. They had pleaded not guilty.

Both officers were suspended from the police force after the June 4 incident, which happened at a protest against racism and police brutality. They remain suspended pending the outcome of the internal affairs investigation, the department said Thursday.

While Flynn said the grand jury proceedings are secret and he cannot disclose details, he said he did everything possible to bring a strong case.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/buffalo-police-martin-gugino-charges-dismissed/index.html

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Reply Grand jury dismisses felony assault charges against 2 Buffalo police officers who pushed 75-year-old (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 11 OP
sinkingfeeling Feb 11 #1
jimfields33 Feb 11 #12
marble falls Feb 11 #2
wcmagumba Feb 11 #3
badhair77 Feb 11 #7
onecaliberal Feb 11 #4
magicarpet Feb 11 #5
Marthe48 Feb 11 #6
dchill Feb 11 #8
Nasruddin Feb 11 #9
sfstaxprep Feb 11 #10
Jay25 Feb 11 #11
sfstaxprep Feb 11 #14
Wuddles440 Feb 11 #17
Jay25 Feb 12 #23
Thekaspervote Feb 11 #13
sfstaxprep Feb 11 #15
Hoyt Feb 11 #16
Dawson Leery Feb 11 #18
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 11 #19
dlk Feb 11 #20
Dem2theMax Feb 12 #21
Vivienne235729 Feb 12 #22
rockfordfile Feb 12 #25
KG Feb 12 #24
quakerboy Feb 13 #26

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:14 PM

1. Absolutely pathetic!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:47 PM

12. Aren't there like 12 people who listen to both side?

How many votes can either side get?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:17 PM

2. Crazy ...

Fight the power, bring the police to bear.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:17 PM

3. I hope they get some huge civil suits brought against them and the local pd....nt

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:21 PM

7. Yes! Hit them where it will really hurt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:18 PM

4. WHAT?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:20 PM

5. Plowed right through the old guy....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:20 PM

6. even video doesn't guarantee justice

Hope civil suits are the next step for the victim.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:22 PM

8. I guess they didn't see the video.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:35 PM

9. No ham sandwich for you

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:36 PM

10. I Hate This Country With A Passion

That is all.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:44 PM

11. Yep

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Response to Jay25 (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:49 PM

14. I'm Sorry I Have To Feel That Way

Having spent my 55 years hearing my parents tell me how great it is, and how lucky I am to live in America.

But I truly look at the reality, and see all their words as complete BS.

We've always been a Shithole country, and probably always will be. It's just the way it is. Our history shows it, and to think the tide is turning, just makes no sense.

I had a moment back in November, and again when the GA races were called, when I felt a glimmer of hope. But it was a moment, and I've had many moments before and since, where I realize that nothing has changed. We are what we are, and always will be.

I am totally ashamed to be an American. Again and Again and Again and.....

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:12 PM

17. Sad...

to say, I feel the same and afraid that conditions are only going to continue deteriorate.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:38 AM

23. Just saw your message. It is difficult.

America has played a large part of many problems throughout the world. I have felt the same way for many, many years.

In truth itís not just America, thereís evilness, hatred, greed, throughout the world and I donít get it. I often ask Ďwhat is the purpose of lifeí when everything here is unfair and there are so many innocent people suffering.
I understand and agree with your emotions. We look at what is going on but things donít seem to change, no matter how much we try to do the right thing.

We have to keep our hearts open and not give up, they will not take away our hope.









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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:48 PM

13. That is just sick!! Not only is it wrong, it gives police everywhere a bad rap

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:51 PM

15. Most Police Are Scum

Yeah, there are many exceptions, and it's perhaps wrong to paint with a broad brush. But facts are facts, and the majority of police are P I G, PIGS.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 07:53 PM

16. Hope officers remain suspended.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:16 PM

18. The sheepdogs are a protected class.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:22 PM

19. Just to refresh your memory...



I guess he didn't qualify for "white privilege."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:59 PM

20. I hope a civil suit is filed against the police union

This fascistic behavior by the police cannot become normalized.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 12:48 AM

21. I can't say what I'm thinking.

And if I allow myself to keep feeling it, I'm probably going to stroke out.

How in the world do they not indict? It's all on film. There is no discussion. They did it. End of story.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 12:54 AM

22. This is terrible. I am so disgusted by this.

This is the DU member formerly known as Vivienne235729.

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Response to Vivienne235729 (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:28 PM

25. I agree

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:34 AM

24. 1312

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:07 AM

26. so.. can we revist defund now?

Or do we have keep waiting while these thugs kill and maim even more people? at what point will we reach critical mass of those whos families, friends and other loved ones have been harmed enough to make us reconsider?

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