Woman, 90, Locked Officer In Basement, Settles With Police

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Don't ask me how she managed to lock him in the basement while she was handcuffed, but more power to her!
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    At least she's still alive, unlike Kenneth Chamberlain.

    The odds that they would treat elderly whites this way are what? zero?

    Then teach the apes on your police force to behave like human beings. $16.8M sounds like just a good start.
     
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And here we are, like so many old American cities, with lots of problems, crumbling infrastructure, grotesque wealth inequity, so that we have (admittedly gorgeous) multi-million-dollar condos across the street -- and I do mean across the street -- from a dilapidated public school where the poor kids of the neighborhood go, entire city blocks that are condemned, no jobs because manufacturing left here 30 years ago and ain't coming back, terrible drug problem and associated crime -- yet we're spending all this money to settle police brutality cases that should never have happened to begin with!
     
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  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Oh my god, what a great article.

    Venus Green, who was 87 when she was handcuffed, roughed up and injured by police, will receive $95,000 as part of a settlement with Baltimore City. The city chose to settle the case instead of taking a chance in front of a jury.

    "We thought we would have a difficult time in front of a city jury, or any jury," Baltimore City solicitor George Nilson said.

    Really? Ya think? Rough up an 87-year-old woman and expect to get any kind of sympathy at all? Good call not pushing for a trial. ;)

    An officer went into the basement and Green locked him inside.

    "She locked the door, the basement door. She basically took matters into her own hands," Nilson said.

    You go, girl!! So Lisa, that's how she got him -- he walked into the basement and she locked him in. :D

    I wonder who trained that cop. He thought she may have been the shooter, but he goes charging into the basement with her behind him. If he really thought she might be the shooter, why would he let her get behind him and possibly shoot him in the back?
     
  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/30835886/detail.html#ixzz1sPFaWsAA
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

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