Nothing that I can write will replace the impact of watching this 4 minute video, produced by ABC News 7 of a Bloomfield, NJ police department’s arrest of Marcus Jeter:
Particularly rich were the repeated warnings to stop resisting while subdued by three officers, the allegation that he was going for their gun when his hands were clearly nowhere near them and the completely bizarre ramming of his car by the second police vehicle.
Maybe they forgot that these cameras had video and not just audio or maybe they just figured that they could hide the video and no one would be any wiser.
Two of the officers were indicted and a third already plead guilty, but then there’s this:
Interesting to note, an investigation by Bloomfield PD’s scandal plagued internal affairs division had found no wrongdoing by officers.
Boy do they close ranks quickly. Meanwhile Marcus Jeter may have been spending many years in jail, another man whose claims of innocence would be pooh-poohed by the public and courts, in the interests of finality.
Maybe finally you’re realizing that cops are just as likely to be thugs as the Marcus Jeters of the world.