Good Comes From Bad In The Hartford Police Department

This is awesome! I can just imagine how much this type of thing can change all involved attitudes towards each other. Police have gotta understand that citizens are not “suspects!” People have to demand their police behave as we want, just as THEY would want to be treated because THEY are citizens too!!
Next time they’re not in uniform they need to imagine who they are if they could never put it back on!

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

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Last year in August, Rabbi Donna Berman helped organize a protest march over the tazing of a Hartford. Connecticut teen. Luis Anglero Jr., 18 years old, was tazed by Detective Shawn Ware. Witnesses believed that Detective Ware tasered Luis repeatedly for up to 40 seconds, but the investigation, which was digitally downloaded from the taser itself, showed that the taser was only active for a burst of 5 seconds.

Surveillance footage obtained by Fox CT shows the cop shocking Luis, who appeared to stand there with his arms at his side that summer night.

Luis was hospitalized after the incident, and charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer. Emotions ran high as the Chief of Police marched with protesters. Prosecutors subsequently dropped the charges against Luis. The video is below, but the story doesn’t end there.

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