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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:35 AM
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Occupy Dallas Big Win ---- How Being Pushed Off-A-Ledge Is A FELONY
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 09:36 AM by kpete
Occupy Dallas Big Win ---- How-Being-Pushed-Off-A-Ledge-Is-A-FELONY

Many of you have seen this video of a Dallas Police Officer blatantly shoving an unsuspecting protestor off of a 4 ft planter he was standing on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIXh7X1M64I&feature=player_embedded



UPDATE: The involved officer has been placed on restricted duty.
The Dallas Police Department's statement:

Last night, the Dallas Police Department discovered a new video of the Occupy Dallas demonstration that occurred on November 5, 2011. The video shows a Dallas Police Officer, who was working off-duty for Bank of America, push a demonstrator off a planter in front of the building. Chief David Brown has ordered the officer placed on restricted duty and initiated a formal investigation into the officer's actions. The restricted duty assignment will also prohibit the officer from working off-duty employment until the departmental investigation is complete. In light of this development, the Police Department has requested that the Dallas County District Attorney and the Dallas City Attorney proceed no further with the criminal cases alleged to have occurred until further consultation takes place. These meetings are anticipated to occur next week. The Dallas Police Department is dedicated to the protection of all members of the public. Any allegation of police misconduct is taken seriously and will be vigorously investigated. The Police Department encourages any witnesses who would like to make a statement or who have additional video to contact the Internal Affairs Division at (214) 671-3986.


http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20111111-video-may-show-that-cop-pushed-occupy-dallas-protester-before-arrest.ece

ORIGINAL POST: A video posted to YouTube (below) Thursday appears to show a Dallas police officer shoved a man off a Bank of America planter during a downtown Occupy Dallas protest last weekend.
MORE: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/12/1035753/-How-Being-Pushed-Off-A-Ledge-Is-A-Felony-(Occupy-Dallas-Big-Win-w-Update)?via=siderec
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:39 AM
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1. K&R
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:48 AM
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2. Maybe immediate termination of his job will better illustrate why Stephen Benavides was...
on the planter to begin with... :shrug:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:53 AM
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3. Luckily they got it on video.
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 09:54 AM by redqueen
And that video wasn't just on the local news, it was the teaser story for the ads for the local news.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:54 AM
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4. Willful violation and reckless endangerment?
That ought to result in a wrap on the knuckles....
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:55 AM
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5. I'm OK with cops working while off-duty, but NOT in uniform. Not! n/t
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