Houston holice brutally beat a 15-year-old. Judge Ewing Werlein Jr., mayor Annise Parker, and District Attorney Pat Lykos, and a lawyer for one of the officers tried to suppress the footage, saying “officers won’t get a fair trial if the footage is released.” The mayor called for the prosecution of the person who released the footage, then later retracted her statement.
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If you are outraged about the Chad Holley case in Houston, you should read up on the Oscar Grant case in California and the Aiyanna Jones case in Detroit. 22-year-old Oscar Grant was held down by BART police and shot in his back, killing him. This happened January 1st of 2009.The cop, Mehserle, got off on INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, even though this was caught on film from multiple angles! He may not even see the inside of the jail.
Last year, 7-year-old Aiyanna Jones was asleep on the couch when a flash grenade was thrown on top of her, then she was shot in the neck, killing her. The police attempted to cover up what had happened. The incident was caught on film because of First 48 taping.
Be aware that they are also trying to make it illegal to videotape police officers!