by Cariol Horne
I am a Former Police Officer who was fired for STOPPING police brutality and trying to expose an Officer who was beating on a handcuffed suspect. He was promoted and continued his brutality, retiring with three open cases including a case where he choked a Police Officer who wanted to be transferred out of his platoon, a fight with an NFTA Police Officer and the abuse of a Police Officers son in which he is now Federally indicted along with two other Officers who shot a teen with a BB Gun. One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. No one listened to me and I told the truth.
Is it because 1 arrest = many jobs? Judges, Lawyers, Police, Probation, Parole, Correction Officers and many more jobs where the ultimate goal is to fill prisons. It’s called “Collars for Dollars.” There is a system setup and the goods and services are in the form of human bodies dead or alive.
Citizens have been arrested for petty crimes that have result in death. We have seen, on video, an Officer shooting a gun and killing a subdued suspect claiming he thought he was reaching for a taser, although there was not a reason that he should have pulled a taser. In that same arrest an Officer has his knee on the suspects head and says, “fuck your breath“, as the man dies. The shooter is then given permission to go on vacation! Really??? If the tables were turned and the suspect shot the cop killing him claiming it was a mistake and the judge let him go on vacation… nevermind… it never would happen that way.
We watched as Officer Slager tampered with a crime scene and planted evidence next to the body of a man he had just shot in the back about 6 times because the man ran from him. The media tells the story as if the Police Officers are regular citizens and don’t have special training to control the different situations and use the proper use of force.
I feel that the Mayors of the various cities should take control of their Police Departments by “backing up” the “good” Police Officers if they expose “bad” Police Officers and getting an independent review board to review citizen complaints and the complaints of Officers who want to expose “bad apples.” If the bad Officers are allowed to continue the brutality and murder of citizens with no punishment then we will continue to see the results of frustrated citizens as we have seen in various cities like Ferguson and now in Baltimore. The good officers are going to be caught in the crossfire.
The 1st training that an Officer needs is “home training.” They must follow the golden rule and “treat others as they want to be treated.” When common sense is not so common, we see what we are seeing right now.
Cariol Horne is a former Buffalo Police Officer who was Departmentally vilified and Strategically fired for intervening when she saw a fellow officer Choking a handcuffed suspect in front of his home. She needs your support.