Is it germane? He was performing (well, he'll be accused of performing) an illegal act and then attempting to elude capture. That doesn't mean that officers are allowed to administer "street justice."The AmBASSaDEER said:Wow, wonder what happened before hand?
As Archie Bunker said, "What do the Germans have to do with it???" :rotfl:FallschirmjÃ¤ger said:Is it germane?
As Archie Bunker said, "What do the Germans have to do with it???" :rotfl:stuk in irak said:[quote="FallschirmjÃ¤ger":ezsbuoxs]Is it germane?
[/quote:37dkhrcu]What is OO? If the police pull you over and offer to let you go for sexual favors. Or if the game warden illegally keeps you from voting.
It doesn't have to involve law enforcement, just a "public servant acting under color of his office." From the penal code.
[quote:37dkhrcu] Â§ 39.03. Official Oppression
(a) A public servant acting under color of his office or employment commits an offense if he:
(1) intentionally subjects another to mistreatment or to arrest, detention, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment, or lien that he knows is unlawful;
(2) intentionally denies or impedes another in the exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, knowing his conduct is unlawful; or
(3) intentionally subjects another to sexual harassment.
(b) For purposes of this section, a public servant acts under color of his office or employment if he acts or purports to act in an official capacity or takes advantage of such actual or purported capacity.
(c) In this section, "sexual harassment" means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, submission to which is made a term or condition of a person's exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, either explicitly or implicitly.
NSFWEJR914 said:One of the officers may be non-white from their pictures, so at least in part, he is a minority, so I really don't think this is a bunch of racist white LEO beating a minority, IMHO. I could always be wrong, though.
...and maybe after all is said and done the thieving little will learn that stealing is wrong. :righton:After the incident in March of last year, seven officers were fired, and four of them were charged with misdemeanor official suppression, while two of them, Hassan and Phil Bryan also received violation of the civil rights of a prisoner, also a misdemeanor. Three other officers were fired without being charged. Two of those officers have since been reinstated by arbiters.