An Indiana police officer has kept his job after pushing over a man in a wheelchair – despite his entire department demanding he be fired.
Lafayette Police Department Lieutenant Tom Davidson can be seen on video, dated October 1st last year, shoving paraplegic Nicholas Kincade.
The assault appears to be prompted by Mr Kincade bumping Lt Davidson’s foot with his motorised wheelchair.
The incident occurred near the Excel School in Indianapolis, where police were called by school staff after Mr Kincade allegedly told them he had a gun in his backpack. Responding officers quickly found the man didn’t have a gun and he was told that he could leave with a trespassing warning, at the school’s request. According to Turnto23, Lt Davidson was put on leave during an investigation into his actions, but despite his department saying that he should be fired, the Lafayette Police Civil Service Commision – who vote on hiring and firing officers – instead ruled ‘unbecoming conduct’ and sentenced him to a 30-day unpaid suspension and a drop in rank. http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/05/police-officer-pushes-over-man-in-wheelchair-doesnt-get-fired-4787679/
(Source: kropotkindersurprise, via risinginsurgency)
Remember this. It is important.
Also remember he doesn’t have an issue with putting weapons of war on the streets of other countries.
While we were sleeping, the police state came to America and made itself comfortable
Hi. Excuse me.
While I’m sure this has already been corrected in other posts, I’d like to say a few words.
These pictures are from when the Boston Marathon bomber was in a Watertown neighborhood. Specifically, mine. I took pictures identical to it out my bedroom window while this was happening. SWAT was there protecting us because there was a literal mass-murdered hiding in our neighborhood, equipped with bombs and other weapons. It was the most terrifying 24 hours of my life so far and while I don’t like to relive it, I did feel safer knowing the police and SWAT was doing everything they could to protect my neighbors, my friends and I.
The officers I spoke to were polite and unobtrusive. They even got groceries for some families who had small children while we were in lockdown. They were organized and professional. I am extremely grateful for their service.
These are NOT pictures of a police state.
Please do a little research before making a post like this.
Research is important
Groceries are important, too.
I would just like to add that if you do not feel like what this great country does to protect her people from bad people, then feel free to leave it! If you spent half the energy bitching on tumblr bout the men an women that put their lives on the line for you as you would to leaving then you’d already be gone!
Reblogging for that comment.
If everyone in that neighborhood had a gun then that mass murderer wouldn’t have hid anywhere alive. The people need weapons, not just the government.