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Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:26 PM

'Gonna be sore:' La. troopers boasted of beating Black man

Source: AP

By JIM MUSTIAN

Louisiana State Police troopers joked in a group text about beating a Black man after a high-speed chase last year, saying the “whoopin” would give the man “nightmares for a long time,” according to new court filings.

“He gonna be sore tomorrow for sure,” Trooper Jacob Brown, who was charged in the case and resigned Wednesday, texted three of his colleagues. “Warms my heart knowing we could educate that young man.”

The May arrest of 29-year-old Antonio Harris — who authorities say was beaten by troopers even after he “immediately surrendered” — bears a strong resemblance to the State Police pursuit a year earlier that ended in the still-unexplained death of another Black motorist, Ronald Greene.

Greene’s death was captured on body-worn camera footage the agency refuses to release and remains the subject of a federal civil rights investigation.



This combination of photos provided by the Ouachita Correctional Center and Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office shows Louisiana State Police Troopers Jacob Brown, left to right, Randall Dickerson, George Harper and Dakota DeMoss. New court filings show Louisiana State Police troopers joked in a group text about beating a Black man after a high-speed chase last year, saying the beating would give the man “nightmares for a long time.” The May 2020 arrest of Antonio Harris bears strong resemblance to the State Police pursuit a year earlier that ended in the still-unexplained death of Ronald Greene. (Ouachita Correctional Center and Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)


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Reply 'Gonna be sore:' La. troopers boasted of beating Black man (Original post)
Omaha Steve Mar 2021 OP
dalton99a Mar 2021 #1
Stuart G Mar 2021 #11
Faux pas Mar 2021 #2
Judi Lynn Mar 2021 #3
KS Toronado Mar 2021 #5
mountain grammy Mar 2021 #4
cstanleytech Mar 2021 #6
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2021 #7
Solly Mack Mar 2021 #8
bluestarone Mar 2021 #9
Roc2020 Mar 2021 #10
ck4829 Mar 2021 #12

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:44 PM

1. He was beaten AFTER he "immediately surrendered"

The May arrest of 29-year-old Antonio Harris — who authorities say was beaten by troopers even after he “immediately surrendered” — bears a strong resemblance to the State Police pursuit a year earlier that ended in the still-unexplained death of another Black motorist, Ronald Greene.

Greene’s death was captured on body-worn camera footage the agency refuses to release and remains the subject of a federal civil rights investigation.

Brown, 30, who faces charges in two other excessive-force cases, had pulled Harris over for a minor traffic violation on Interstate 20 in Richland Parish when Harris reentered his vehicle and fled, State Police said.

The ensuing chase spanned 29 miles (47 kilometers), reached speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and ended only after deputy sheriffs deployed a “tire deflation device” that caused Harris to drive into a ditch, the court records show.

An internal investigation found the responding troopers, who are white, attacked Harris even though he had surrendered and “laid face down (prone) on the ground and extended his arms away from his body and his legs spread apart.”


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 12:38 PM

11. Obvious conclusion: These four were absolutely sure that they were going to "get away with it"!!!

...This is so clear to everyone and it is clear to me. Evidently, or it seems....that the LSP Troopers had beat other
people before......so this would not be..."a first time beating"

........It seems that this was done at other times in other places by other officers...If not, then where did these people get the idea that they could ......beat someone... and get away with it?

.............THINK ABOUT THAT ONE FOR A WHILE?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 12:09 AM

2. Kickin' with disgust!

and

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 12:19 AM

3. No one should be surprised that people run from really vicious cops who stop them.

They have every reason in the world to suspect a person who intends to harm you means to harm you when he makes no effort to conceal his hostility, and volunteer to become completely vulnerable in that situation. He ran from Brown after Brown stopped him. It doesn't take a psychic to sense what kind of man Brown is, he wears it on his face.

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An internal investigation found the responding troopers, who are white, attacked Harris even though he had surrendered and “laid face down (prone) on the ground and extended his arms away from his body and his legs spread apart.”

The first arriving trooper, Dakota DeMoss, “delivered a knee strike” to Harris and slapped him in the face with an open palm before powering off his body-worn camera, the court records show. DeMoss, 28, also initiated Greene’s arrest in May 2019, though State Police have not provided any details about his involvement.

Another trooper, George Harper, 26, punched Harris in the head several times with a fist “reinforced" by a flashlight and threatened to “punish” Harris, while Brown pulled the man's hair.

“At no time did Harris resist arrest,” the State Police internal investigation concluded.

The troopers produced “wholly untrue” reports saying Harris was resisting and continuing to flee, the filings say, and they sought to conceal from investigators that there was bodycam video. They also exchanged 14 text messages peppered with “lol” and “haha” responses in which they boasted about the beating and mocked Harris.

“BET he wont run from a full grown bear again,” Brown wrote.

“Bet he don't even cross into LA anymore,” DeMoss responded, who earlier jeered that Harris was “still digesting that ass whoopin.”

“He gonna spread the word that's for damn sure,” Harper texted back.

What kind of human being would even consider hiring any of these men to work with any living thing up close?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 02:26 AM

5. Who would even consider hiring any of these men?

Any republican mayor/governor......hell they're their kind of people.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 12:50 AM

4. A high speed chase?

It's called running for your life. The police have complete control and can and do kill for no reason. They get away with it. Even with video evidence, they get away with it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 03:21 AM

6. Perfect examples of why we need major reform to get rid of people like this as police officers.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 04:24 AM

7. Sociopathy,narcissism and sadism

Race,the excuse for the abuse in those cops twisted minds.

Sociopaths must be removed from police and anywhere else that they can control people. This shit has to stop.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 06:04 AM

8. K&R

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 10:28 AM

9. We gotta clean house!!

We really need to clean house in ALL police depts. across the country. We got 4 years. It's so important to get this done!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 12:27 PM

10. Times have caught up to the police

and they must adjust. they must.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 07:12 AM

12. Kick

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