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    Three Georgia deputies face murder charges in tasing death

    A prosecutor announced Friday he will seek felony murder charges against three Washington County sheriffs deputies for their role in the tasing death of a 58-year-old man reportedly “acting suspiciously.”

    The decision comes after the GBI wrapped up its investigation of the death of Euree Lee Martin, killed July 8 while walking along Deepstep Road in Sandersville, about 120 miles southeast of Atlanta. District Attorney Hayward Altman said there’s been no evidence presented that Martin was breaking any laws at the time he encountered police.

    Deputies Michael Howell, Henry Copeland and Rhett Scott were also fired Friday by Washington County’s sheriff. Their case will go before a grand jury on Dec. 19.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/s...GpOqNd5DEsOXK/
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    Not the bunch I would want to encounter walking down the road.


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    They probably wanted to see if their tasers would work.

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    Plenty of time to tamper with the "random" grand jury selection -- there will be at least one active duty LEO, two retired ones, and two cop family members on it, I'm sure. A "No bill" and deputies re-hired is the likely result.

    All while the DA throws up his hands and says, "well, we tried to prosecute the case, but the citizens didn't see a crime here" -- then he'll give them all a pat on the butt to welcome them back.

    I guess there's video , but it's not being released -- if it would clear the deputies of wrongdoing it would have been released within 24 hours.
    Last edited by SeanTX; 10-28-2017 at 12:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Not the bunch I would want to encounter walking down the road.

    From the looks of them they don't do much walking.
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    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanTX View Post

    All while the DA throws up his hands and says, "well, we tried to prosecute the case, but the citizens didn't see a crime here" -- then he'll give them all a pat on the butt to welcome them back.

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    Yep. In case it goes to trial, the DA will present a weak case, allow the defense to run roughshod over him, then let the jury do the dirty work.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Yep. In case it goes to trial, the DA will present a weak case, allow the defense to run roughshod over him, then let the jury do the dirty work.
    I'm sure they feared for their lives. /s

    Sadly, you and Sean are probably right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    It looks like some "good citizen" called in a report of a "suspicious person walking." Someone named ' Cyrus Harris '. Maybe these callers should always be named, and held accountable for bogus reports ? What's with these people?

    Me, I'm not calling the cops unless I see somebody walking around waving around a machete while his hair is on fire -- and then -- only maybe.

    A while back I had a neighbor threaten me with a knife and I didn't bother calling the cops, knowing that they would just be interested in finding some reason to arrest me.

    It also looks like the deceased committed contempt of cop by refusing to give his name and asking the deputy "who are you?"

    That's something ultimately punishable by death in today's USA -- it all depends upon the mood of the cop(s) involved and how things proceed from there.

    http://www.heraldbulletin.com/detail...36729670f.html

    Details thin in case of Georgia man dead after being Tased by police

    By Billy Hobbs | CNHI News Aug 7, 2017

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — It’s been nearly a month since 58-year-old Euree Lee Martin walked more than 15 miles from one Georgia city to another, where he was Tased by deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, then collapsed and died.

    Details surrounding the incident remain under wraps as the investigation continues, but Martin's death has sparked outcries for justice from officials with the NAACP, who are calling for the local district attorney to recuse himself from the case, citing his cordial working relationship with the sheriff's office in question.

    Martin, who was known to walk the considerable distance from his home in Milledgeville to the city of Deepstep, Georgia, to visit family members, reportedly did that same thing Friday, July 7.

    Shortly before 7:30 p.m., a Deepstep resident identifying himself as Cyrus Harris called a dispatcher with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to report a suspicious person, according to a copy of the incident report from the call.

    Deputy Michael Howell responded to the area, where he saw Martin walking on the right side of the road.

    "I pulled alongside the black male with my passenger window down and asked the male subject, ‘Are you OK, and what’s your name.’ And he looked at me and asked, ‘Who are you,’ and he walked off walking toward Sandersville," Deputy Howell said in the report.

    Nothing further was mentioned by the deputy in his incident report about what led to deputies deploying their department-issued Tasers on Martin.
    Last edited by SeanTX; 10-28-2017 at 01:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I'm sure they feared for their lives. /s

    Sadly, you and Sean are probably right.
    It would be either mildly interesting or insanely infuriating to check conviction rates at large against conviction rates of LEOs.

    Wouldn't it be awesome if they didn't allow the juries to know the defendant was a cop? I'll bet that would change some of those outcomes.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    It would be either mildly interesting or insanely infuriating to check conviction rates at large against conviction rates of LEOs.

    Wouldn't it be awesome if they didn't allow the juries to know the defendant was a cop? I'll bet that would change some of those outcomes.
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    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    The deputies were indicted by the grand jury, surprisingly.

    Another case of some well-meaning(?) idiot dialing 911 over some none issue, in this case because somebody asked for a glass of water.

    Well, the caller might have been concerned for the man's well-being, but the cops were more concerned about having their authority respected.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.3712231

    Three white Georgia deputies charged with murder of black man they shocked with Taser

    Three Washington County deputies were indicted on several felony counts including murder, involuntary manslaughter and false imprisonment in the July 2017 death of Eurie Martin. (Handout)
    BY
    Elizabeth Elizalde

    Updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:32 PM

    A grand jury indicted three former Georgia white deputies Tuesday on charges of murder for using a Taser on a 58-year-old black man after he asked a stranger for water.

    Deputies Michael Howell, Henry Copeland, and Rhett Scott, all with the Washington County Sheriff’s office, were indicted on charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, false imprisonment and aggravated assault in the death of Euree Martin.

    Martin was walking dozens of miles on a hot July 7 summer night when he asked a stranger for water, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

    The stranger then called 911 to report a person acting suspiciously, according to the newspaper. The deputies responded to the scene where they shocked Martin repeatedly with a Taser.


    Video obtained by WMAZ-TV shows a man having convulsions on the ground as the deputies surround him.

    Martin has never been charged with a crime. The deputies maintain that an altercation is what prompted them to use their Tasers on Martin. They were fired from the department in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post

    Wouldn't it be awesome if they didn't allow the juries to know the defendant was a cop? I'll bet that would change some of those outcomes.
    Like 98% of them I bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Not the bunch I would want to encounter walking down the road.

    It looks like the first 2 ate the road.
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