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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 07:24 PM

Ex-officer sentenced to four years in prison for beating his Black undercover colleague at a protest

Source: Washington Post

A former St. Louis police officer who attacked a Black undercover colleague he thought was a protester will serve more than four years behind bars.

Randy Hays, 34, pleaded guilty in 2019 to using excessive and unreasonable force during a September 2017 incident in which he and other White officers brutally beat and arrested Luther Hall, who was gathering information as protests erupted after a controversial court ruling.

A federal judge sentenced Hays during a court appearance Tuesday in which he expressed being “greatly sorry” for his actions, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.

“I am a good person, but I made a mistake," he said.

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By Lateshia Beachum
July 14, 2021|Updated today at 6:07 p.m. EDT


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/14/police-beating-undercover-protest-stlouis/

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Reply Ex-officer sentenced to four years in prison for beating his Black undercover colleague at a protest (Original post)
Eugene Jul 14 OP
Me. Jul 14 #1
The Magistrate Jul 14 #2
3Hotdogs Jul 14 #4
luckone Jul 14 #3
LudwigPastorius Jul 14 #5
AZLD4Candidate Jul 14 #6
cstanleytech Jul 14 #7
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 07:44 PM

1. Brutally Beating Some one In A Racist Fit Is Not A 'Mistake'

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 07:56 PM

2. First Off, Sir, He Is Not A Good Man

He is a bullying racist thug, who should be behind bars for far more than four years.

Second, the man who was beaten is little better, for accepting an assignment that amounted to trying to prevent people from exercising their rights under the Constitution. I have more sympathy for things I've scraped off the sole of my shoe than I do for him, and I damned well hope it hurt when he got paid off proper.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 08:45 PM

4. Thank you for your second paragraph.

You saved me having to point that out.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 08:40 PM

3. Good he can't harm anyone on the street for 4 years

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 09:06 PM

5. If the "protester" wasn't a cop,...

he’d never even be facing charges.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 09:35 PM

6. How many times did you make a "mistake?"

And by that, I mean that each blow was a mistake, so how many did you make in your "big mistake?"

BTW, he thought was a protestor. . .by that logic, police have declared war on the 1st amendment. How have we not lurched into police state territory?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 09:37 PM

7. "I am a good person" uh huh, sure you are. NT

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 06:13 AM

8. Pleaded Guilty in 2019 But Is Just Being Sentenced Now. WTF?

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