Horrifying incidents of police brutality are happening every day, all over the world. At what point will you stand up and refuse to pay for the salaries of state-sanctioned thugs like the ones you are about to read about? Think about it.
As reported by Courthouse News Service on December 31, 2013:
Police in Harvey, Illinois, shot a man in the back of the leg without cause, threatened to “shoot the shit out of” a witness with a camera, then shot to death a witness’s puppy, the wounded man and dog owner claim in federal lawsuits.
Paul Manning sued the City of Harvey, police Officer James Sinnot, and police Officer O’Shea.
In the second lawsuit, Karnischa Miller, who owned the 14-week-old puppy, sued the City of Harvey, Sinnot, and Officer Davres.
Manning claims he was walking down the street on December 30, 2012, when the officers began following him in a squad car.
Defendant officer stopped his car and told Mr. Manning, ‘Come here!’, the complaint states. Mr. Manning had done nothing wrong, and, therefore, did not stop. Mr. Manning had no weapon or other objects in his hands.
After a short distance of moving away from the defendant officer, Mr. Manning slipped and fell. As Mr. Manning tried to get up, one of the defendant officers willfully shot Mr. Manning in the back of his leg. Mr. Manning fell again and tried to get up again. Defendant officer then fired more shots at Mr. Manning. Mr. Manning suffered excruciating pain from these gunshot wounds.
One of the defendant officers then stood on top of Mr. Manning with the full force of his leg on Mr. Manning’s back. One of the defendant officers handcuffed Mr. Manning while he was lying down after having been shot.
A witness tried to record the scene with his cell phone, but a Harvey officer grabbed the phone and threw it, saying, “You touch the phone, I will shoot the shit out of you,” Manning says in the complaint.
In the second lawsuit, Miller claims she heard gunshots, opened the back door and witnessed a young man, Paul Manning, lying on the ground after having been shot. He was screaming and asking for an ambulance. Harvey police officers were surrounding Paul Manning with their guns drawn. One officer was standing on Paul’s back, simply as an excessive display of force.