A pair of Texas armed government workers were caught on camera – their own body cameras – committing multiple crimes, including the “drive-by” Tazering of a man they later arrested and charged with attempting to flee, which he hadn’t as a matter of law because he hadn’t been given the chance to not-flee. He wasn’t told to stop or that he was under arrest.
The AGWs simply hit him with their Tazer – and then some other things.
“I don’t need to chase him,” one of the AGWs says. “My car will chase him.”
And it does. The man is duly Hut! Hut! Hutted! and taken off to jail.
But when prosecutors viewed the camera footage and saw the serial criminality performed by the AGWs, they dropped the charges against the victim and charged the AGWs. Who were actually convicted and sentenced to a year in jail.
This happens so infrequently that when it finally does happen it’s almost not believable. But for once, it did happen.
Now it just needs to happen more often.
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