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Article posted May 11 2012, 6:20 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: William Norman Grigg Print

Beaumont, California Woman Blinded for 'Contempt of Cop'

by William Norman Grigg

Thanks to police officer Enoch Clark, Beaumont, California resident Monique Hernandez will never see her ten-year-old daughter again.

On February 21, Clark conducted a traffic stop involving Hernandez, who was suspected of drunk driving. When Clark attempted to handcuff her, Hernandez resisted. The officer responded by using a JPX device -- a weapon that uses a gunpowder charge to fire a stream of pepper spray at roughly 400 miles an hour.

The JPX weapon is designed for use at a distance of 6 to 15 feet, and training presentations depict it being deployed against aggressive, armed assailants. Promotional literature for the JPX weapon -- which isn't categorized as a firearm, because it doesn't fire a projectile -- boasts of "devastating stopping power." The payload of weaponized OC spray is propelled over the prescribed distance at less than three one-hundredths of a second, making it "too fast to avoid.... The effect is immediate; there is no chance to resist."

Clark's attorney insists that the officer's attack was justified in order "to gain compliance and in defense of his person." The JPX is designed to incapacitate an aggressor at a distance. Clark -- who was armed and wearing body armor -- fired it into Hernandez's temple from a distance of roughly ten inches, blowing apart her right eye and leaving the left with severe, irreparable damage.

Anyone who had undergone rudimentary training with the JPX would understand that the weapon should not be fired directly into the head or face of a non-violent suspect. Clark's actions suggest that his intention was not to gain "compliance," but rather to inflict summary street punishment for "contempt of cop."

Hernandez was taken to the hospital and never charged. Following an investigation by the Riverside County Sherriff's office, a grand jury indicted Clark on four felony charges: Assault under color of authority, assault with a less lethal weapon, use of force causing severe bodily injury, and assault with force likely to cause severe bodily injury. Free on $50,000 bail, Clark faces up to 20 years in prison. At present, the officer -- who is chairman of the local police union -- was placed on administrative leave, which is to say that he was given a paid vacation.

Interestingly, the law firm representing Clark in his criminal trial is involving in a union lawsuit against Beaumont Police Chief Frank Coe, claiming that the chief retaliated against critics on in the department by denying them promotions, thereby leaving several positions vacant.

Tragically, the blinding of Monique Hernandez arose out of a domestic disturbance that led to a 911 call. Two officers responded to the call, one of whom reportedly witnessed the assault while speaking with Hernandez's family.

It should be remembered that any time someone calls for police "assistance," he's inviting the intervention of people who consider themselves licensed to inflict potentially lethal violence as punishment for non-compliance. It should be assumed that if the police get involved, somebody is going to be needlessly injured or killed.
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William Norman Grigg [send him mail] publishes the Pro Libertate blog and hosts the Pro Libertate radio program.





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Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 3:47 PM

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688 I find it funny that the law firm representing the defendant is also filing suit against the police chief for not giving out promotions, however if the rest of their squadron behaves like this, I really don't think they deserve promotions. That sort of sense of self-righteous entitlement is just absurd.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:03 PM

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201167 This is one of the more stupid weapons
I have heard of ...
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:06 PM

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75241 Do NOT trust the police. It is time to eliminate thugs with badges in this country
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:10 PM

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7570 @206116, Did you miss the part about her not being charged with anything? What grounds do you, Mr. Internet fucking troll, have to make the assumption she was DUI? You're Ignorant and arrogant, just like the officer.
silent observer

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:19 PM

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67177 I dont trust any cop in my city. Although not all cops are brutes, i feel they outweigh the good ones which is quite sad indeed. People who have badges dont always desever them. They feel powerful with authority on there side.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:21 PM

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5030 haha all you talking bad about the article, doesnt matter about the last sentence, a woman was blinded forever... police brutality, bad judgment, well fuck i dont want people like that enforcing laws. hell every times ive had to call 911 for help someone gets hurt cause the cops think they can hit and beat anyone. its disgusting.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:23 PM

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999 Thats funny if i didnt do my job i would get fired, he gets paid leave and of coarse the police stick together like the mob... We did nothing wrong because we decide law at a given moment...
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:31 PM

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67191 Yes, you absolutely should remember any time you call the police you are leaving yourself open to their terms. YOU can be arrested for anything they want to arrest you for. So don't be stupid people, the woman's eye exploded that's some serious stuff. Do yourselves a favor, solve your own porblems and keep the police state out of your business. Hell even if someone is breaking into your house, they won't get there till it's all said and done anyway. Learn how to take care of yourself and your own problems. If you find yourself inadvertently tangling with police, play nice, don't be hero. Oh and my own mother is a 911 dispatcher and she says cops are assholes, so I'll take her word for it :) A lot of cops become cops because the want some kind of power over other people, they want to be the big shot, well they can be the big shot and they stay the f*#% anway from me!
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:41 PM

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21637 This wouldnt be a problem if the bitch wasnt drunk driving and resisting arrest.................... your gonna risk peoples life and drunk drive, your gonna lose your sight so you cant drive. Everyone is a villain in this story, even the writer
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 4:51 PM

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2498 Fuck the police this shit makes me sick. These men are on power trips and need to be stripped of their power
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 5:07 PM

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99110 Last line flushes the legitimacy and integrity of this article right down the toilet. The incident is bad enough, don't try and sensationalize, just be a journalist and report the facts. Speaking that way makes everything else seem less credible.
adypants

Posted: May 12 2012, 5:09 PM

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174236 Will grigg is an idiot biased writer. What the cop did is f'd up. Also that lady may have been able to overpower the cop. You never know if you don't have ALL the facts. But kept YOUR onions out of the article. And proof read your work. Ass. Someone fire this guy.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 5:24 PM

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9797 A good cop is a dead cop.
Eric Jaffa

Posted: May 12 2012, 5:33 PM

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17420 Punishing the cop isn't enough.

The confusingly-dangerous JPX weapon should be banned.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 6:04 PM

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17329 @71195

Reddit loves gays. It's the new Black. The next thing in line to feel guilty about.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 6:50 PM

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198228 The fact of the story is a woman with a 10 year old daughter is blind for good..while the copwho was in a leadership position is on PAID leave. Even if the lady over powered the cop.as a leader..he should know the proper steps to use. Fist to fist combat maneuvers? Night stick? Nope..let me grab this overpowered mace and blast her ...disregarding all procedure. He should be in jail. And quit taking the attention away from the article by talking trash about the author...the facts were stated. Readers should be smart enough to filter out biases on their own.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 6:53 PM

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198228 yes I know my previous formatting was way off.. but my phone doesn't happen to be working too well.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 7:03 PM

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41132 The last sentence is not completely unjustified, it is only missing one important word 'possibly'. "...he's possibly inviting...". Police brutality is real and it is getting worse do you not realise that? It seems that your eyes have also been removed for you are unable to perceive the depth of this situation.

I for one would KILL someone in order to save my eye, let alone eyes.
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 7:05 PM

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2480 Fire this a-hole cop. Obviously he used the wrong tool in his tool box full of weapons. He used a hammer when he should have used pliers. What an idiot. I believe he was in good enough shape to wrestler her into compliance. Militarization of our police forces must be stopped. The arms industry (aka, military industrial complex) is invading North American Police forces and the people are subjected to undo force. Just like foreigners in places like Iraq and Afganistan were citizens face much, much, much greater, and more lethal, force. Oh yes, thats just collateral damage... no pictures please! Wow, who let the little boys loose with the guns? Craziness. Peace, Love&Respect...~D
Anonymous

Posted: May 12 2012, 7:39 PM

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688 That is what the dumb bitch gets for being a dumb cunt....
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