A Melbourne, Florida cop turned off his audio and video equipment before beating a 66-year-old man suffering from dementia "for no apparent reason," WFTV reports.
The officer turned off his video and audio equipment before the beating. The department was able to extract the video from the hard drive, but not the audio.
The only disciplinary record the officer received for the incident was a written reprimand for turning off the recording equipment.
Flowers was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.
"It's ridiculous. Clearly from this video there was no assault on a law enforcement officer. We asked for a speedy trial. We want a jury to see this video," attorney Paul Bross said.
This is how it works in America, the cops beat the hell out of you, then charge you with assaulting them. Good thing they were able to recover the video, there is no way a man with dementia would be trusted over a gang of police officers in court.
The US Government Is Bankrupt
posted 01/15/2012, 11:58 PM (Doug Casey) [Category: Economy] Everyone knows that the US government is bankrupt and has been for many years. But I thought it might be instructive to see what its current cash-flow situation actually is. At least insofar as it's possible to get a clear picture.
As you know, the so-called Super Committee recently tried to come up with a plan to cut the deficit by $1.5 trillion and failed completely. To anyone who understands the nature of the political process, the failure was, of course, as predic... (more)
Mere Mortals at the Fed
posted 01/15/2012, 11:57 PM (Jeffrey Tucker) [Category: Economy]
The secrecy of the Federal Reserve is legendary, but pressure in recent years has led to some opening up. Already in the last 12 months, we've seen some eye-popping records of who received credit during the 2008-09 credit crunch. We've seen lists of institutions that the Fed favors, and these lists have confirmed the worst fears. Hint: It's all about the big banks.
But now we get the really fun stuff. The transcripts, released five years after the fact, of the open market committe... (more)