Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This is what justice looks like...

From Democracy Now 7/30/08 (www.democracynow.org)

NYPD Officer Stripped of Badge After Tackling Cyclist

A New York City police officer has been stripped of his badge after he was videotaped body-checking a bicyclist during last week’s Critical Mass ride. A video was posted on YouTube showing the officer, Patrick Pogan, violently knocking a cyclist off his bike. The officer then arrested the cyclist and charged him with attempted assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The police have said the charges against the cyclist will likely be dropped.

Here's the raw footage of the assault from last Friday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkiyBVytRQ


1 comment:

Fritz said...

There's no justice yet. The rookie cop still has a job, Chris Long still spent 26 hours in jail for NOTHING, and the only reason this came to light is because of the video. Who knows how often this type of stuff continues to happen.