GRAPHIC VIDEO: ‘I Think I Hit a Person’ – Cop Driving Twice the Limit With No Lights On Instantly Kills Pedestrian

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The prosecutor’s office in Berrien County, Michigan, has released a highly dramatic dashcam video from a police cruiser that hit a female pedestrian crossing the street. The police car was speeding, and had neither lights nor siren activated, witnesses said.

“I need an emergency unit to my location. I think I hit a person,” Benton Township patrol officer Eugene Anderson informs radio dispatchers on the video just moments after the sound of smashing glass and a loud bang is heard as his police cruiser hits a woman.

Based on a squad car video, witness reports and a physical investigation of the scene, Anderson, who was responding to a domestic violence call, was traveling at 64 mph in a 35 mph zone when his car struck the woman, the Herald Palladium reported.

Kimberly Bedford, 48, who was crossing the road at 9 p.m. Sunday, died at the scene. The incident took place in September.

Anderson’s lawyer, Martin Kirk, called witnesses, who testified that Bedford was seriously drunk and was allegedly walking in the road with no regard for traffic. The lawyer argued that there was no reliable evidence proving that the patrol officer was traveling at 60 mph.

Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic ruled that while Bedford did violate pedestrian rules by stepping into traffic, Anderson was still to blame.

“We’re not here to judge his whole person,” Sepic said, according to the Herald Palladium. “If an officer chooses to speed without lights and siren, then he has to accept responsibility for his actions.”

As for the defense claim that cops, when on a call, can be distracted by their oscillating lights and siren while driving, Sepic told the jury:

“If an officer is distracted by oscillating lights and a siren, I think he’d better find another job.”

Last week the former patrol officer was found guilty of causing the woman’s death. Anderson faces up to a year in jail, with a sentencing date yet to be set.

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I totally agree with Michael Sepic’s words. His attitude should be an example for the rest of American prosecutors. Cops who contravene the law should not work in police. Eugene Anderson didn’t care about safety when he was speeding with the lights off. Cop who doesn’t respect the law and safety is a criminal and he should be punished as a criminal. I don’t like this trend of cops killing people everywhere.

Condolences to Kimberly Bedford’s family.  

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NYPD officer found guilty of killing unarmed black man Akai Gurley

After three days of deliberations, a jury of seven men and five women has found New York City police officer Peter Liang guilty of second degree manslaughter for the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley, an unarmed black man who was fatally wounded while walking up a stairwell in a Brooklyn housing project. Liang faces up to 15 years in prison. The unlikely coalition that formed in pursuit of justice.

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NYC Police Officer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Unarmed Man
In 2014, a rookie police officer fired his gun in a stairwell. His bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit Akai Gurley, 28, on a lower floor.

A jury in New York has convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang of manslaughter over his shooting of an unarmed black man in a dark stairwell in 2014. Liang, who was a rookie at the time, was also faulted for not aiding his victim.

The verdict was announced Thursday night; soon after, the NYPD announced that Liang has officially been fired from the police force.

Even if you hate police, please have respect for the 911 emergency operators who have to listen to people die on the phone, people who scream and beg for mercy, people who scream and beg for help, people who realise they are gonna die, respect the ones that listens to a crying child’s plea of sending help because their parents are fighting, dead, and yet remains calm and tries to cheer up the child.

You may lack respect for polcie, but 911 emergency operators do so much more than you think and they deserve respect.

What 1st Amendment? Austin police officer cites preacher for “disorderly conduct” because “somebody was offended”

An Austin police officer took it upon himself to play the role of Political Correctness Cop, citing a preacher with disorderly conduct for “offending somebody.” As he issued the citation, the cop told the preacher that it is “illegal to offend people” and that “it’s our job to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

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“I think we need to believe in a leader like Bernie Sanders.” - Erica Garner

This is the most powerful and sobering political ad… it isn’t focused on stretching numbers or hacking at the rivals, it is focused on telling the story of the voiceless. A man is dead, but it’s not over. His story continues in the protests we have seen across the country. In this video, I see my cities, the city where I was born and the city I call home today, I see people I know and have known all my life, I see the fear, but I also see the hope. It’s time for Americans to fire up their passion and take to the streets again, don’t let the cold stop you, don’t feel ‪#‎ICantBreathe‬ has expired, don’t let ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ fade, bundle up and make your voice heard. Injustice for one man is injustice for all man.

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This is the conversation that I had with the person from the earlier post about police officers. Apparently shooting a dog that poses a serious threat = the killing of an animal by thugs trespassing on private property, as well as poaching. People like this are unreasonable.

Since you said something on the original post, I don’t know if you want to see this, @feels-by-the-foot. If not, sorry for tagging you.

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Federal Grand Jury Convened To Investigate The Death Of Eric Garner
The two officers present during the takedown of Eric Garner by Officer Daniel Pantaleo are said to have testified before the grand jury Wednesday.

The Justice Department launched the federal investigation into Mr. Garner’s death in December 2014, after a New York grand jury failed to indict any of the officers present when Mr. Garner was killed. The empanelling of a federal grand jury is a recent - and significant - development…