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Officer who beat boy gets $1.6m

Discussion in 'News' started by dojafx, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. dojafx

    dojafx Member

    Joined: Nov 20, 2001 Messages: 831 Likes Received: 0
    A US policeman who was filmed punching a black youth and slamming him against a car has been awarded $1.6m (£890,000) in a race discrimination case.

    Jeremy Morse, who was sacked by the Los Angeles police over the incident, said he had been treated more harshly than a black officer who was also there.

    A second white officer was awarded $811,000 (£450,000) damages.

    Inglewood Police Chief Ronald Banks, who had disciplined the officers, called the awards "ridiculous".

    Mr Morse was caught on camera in July 2002 as he arrested 16-year-old Donovan Jackson at a petrol station in Inglewood.

    He claimed Mr Jackson had grabbed his testicles - though that was not visible on the videotape.

    The tape was repeatedly played on US TV stations and caused an uproar.

    Mr Morse was sacked and his partner, Bijan Darvish, who is also white, was suspended for 10 days for filing a police report that failed to mention his partner's conduct.

    Mr Morse was twice tried for assault but the case was dismissed after juries failed to reach a verdict. Mr Darvish was acquitted of filing a false report.

    'Nationwide impact'

    The men filed "reverse discrimination" lawsuits, claiming a third officer, Willie Crook, who also allegedly hit Mr Jackson with a torch and failed to report the incident, received only four days' suspension because he is black.

    "This is not the first time police officers have been trapped in race situations where they suffered unfairly," said Mr Morse's lawyer, Gregory Smith.

    "This will have an impact in police departments across the country."

    Police Chief Banks, who is black, denied race was a factor.

    "I based my decision on their actions and what I thought their responsibility was. It was based purely on the facts," he said after hearing news of the award.

    "I was shocked at not only the verdict but the size of the awards. It was somewhat ridiculous."

    Shouldnt this asshole be in jail instead of being a millionare?
    What the fuck is wrong with california?
  2. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2004 Messages: 2,262 Likes Received: 3
    Oh well... Go figure.
  3. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    No, he shouldn't be in jail. He's a cop, sometimes cops have to hit people. It's not like he beat the kid senseless. I can't remember the facts of this story since it's not really important enough to stick out in my mind after 3 years, but he has a point about racism and the black cop getting a slap on the wrist for doing essentially the same thing as him.

    He does not deserve to be a millionaire, I agree, but based on what I just read here I do think he at least deserves his job.
  4. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson New Jack

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 88 Likes Received: 0
    isnt this the one where the guy that videotaped the whole thing was in fear of his life beause the police were after him once they found out they were taped
  5. dojafx

    dojafx Member

    Joined: Nov 20, 2001 Messages: 831 Likes Received: 0
    good of you to defend him!
    i agree, sometimes those crazy negros get out of hand and can even cause problems while handcuffed and need to be subdued!
  6. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    Those silly negroes. Good thing our officers are fair and just!
  7. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    When I first saw that fucking video I felt like putting a live hand grenade in my mouth and finding out how many cops I could kill in 8 seconds.
  8. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    I feel like doing that all the time, but one has to be patient. They seem to be shooting themselves in the legs and groins enough with their own loaded guns that we don't need to do as much.
  9. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    That was a while ago though, I'm not as angry as I used to be. But it would be great to see an officer shoot himself in the groin EVERY morning on the way to work. You know, just for laughs.
  10. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    Like I said, I don't remember the facts of the case. I think I remember something about how the kid wasn't doing anything wrong. I'm not for excessive force, but the officer who got fired does have a point about the black officer who got a four day suspension for the same thing, assuming he also hit the kid.
  11. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    some how this all reminds me of ol mumia
  12. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    that's the thing though... they have video of the one officer hitting the suspect. the black officer 'allegedly' struck the suspect as well, but there was no hard evidence to support those allegations. therefore, the officer who was filmed hitting the suspect should definitely get more severe a punishment than the one who wasn't.
  13. robJ

    robJ Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 385 Likes Received: 0
    reverse racism is a motherfucker, I'm glad that cop got paid !! fuck the adl
  14. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    i've experiencded plenty of racism being a white person in a predominantly black city.
    but fuck that.
    the police are fucking assholes and i don't think anyone deserves to get that kind of cash in some bullshit civil suit anyway.
  15. Ckit

    Ckit Member

    Joined: Mar 10, 2003 Messages: 725 Likes Received: 1
    last year my good friend got the shit kicked out of him, (fractured arm and two broken ribs), simply because he didnt stop walking when a policeman asked him to stop.
    then when he tried to take the officer to court the officer and two others said that my friend had tried attacking them. it didnt matter that me and about 4 other people were testifying in my friends defense; they won and my friend was put in jail. he was white though. eh. maybe not white enough?