[video] Dumb Cop Kicks Fellow Officer in the Head Thinking It Was Suspect

So quick to inflict pain on the suspect this dumb cop kicks a fellow officer. As much the smartphone era has blunted normal human interaction without them we would never see this type of brutality that is perpetrated across the country by police officers who are finally getting exposed for centuries long abuse against black people and people of all colors and persuasions.

via Boxden, via Complex

Video footage obtained by DNAinfo shows an NYPD officer so eager to inflict pain that he kicked a fellow officer in the head after mistaking him for a suspect.

The video, shot in January, shows two officers tangled with a man who allegedly tried to avoid paying his fair at the Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue station in Brooklyn. That’s when the offending plainclothes officer appears and unknowingly kicks his companion, boot and head meeting with a resounding “thud”:

The plainclothes officer walked up to the scrum, paused and then reared back with one leg, letting his boot fly into the back of the head of a hat-wearing police officer wrestling with the suspect. The kick had enough force that the sound can be heard on the recording above the din.
A woman who witnessed the spectacle can be heard laughing while saying “He kicked a cop.” After realizing his mistake, the officer is seen attempting to comfort his fellow officer with a pat on the head. Unfortunately, the damage was done.

The unidentified officer was forced to turn in his gun and badge, and has become the subject of investigations by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office and the police department’s Internal Affairs unit.

[video] Man Cleared of Murder After 25 Years in Prison ( Evidence Proved He Was in Disney World)

When I hear tragic stories such as this one, I am perplexed as to why the prosecutors in these cases are never brought up on serious criminal charges if they are guilty of mishandling of evidence in order to secure a conviction. This man lost a major portion of his adult life and even if he is awarded a few million he will never get his life back.

 via The Root

Fleming was about to be eligible for parole later this year, but Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson got involved and decided to speed up the process, announcing his intentions to dismiss the charges “in the interest of justice,” the Post notes.

It’s good news, but his lawyers are not especially impressed, given the years lost in the debacle. “Mr. Fleming is very happy that this day has come, but it’s too little, too late,” Koss said. “The man suffered for almost 25 years for a crime he didn’t commit.”