Why “Criminals” Should Have Rights

Marcus Jeter pulls over when he sees flashing lights. He puts his hands in the air while in his vehicle. He gets assaulted by police while restrained. Yet he gets charged with eluding police, resisting arrest, and assault. If not for dashcam video of the incident, he’s looking at jail time.

A transcript of the news report is here.

Thankfully, charges were dropped against Mr. Jeter. Without the dashcam, the blue code of silence would have won the day:

Interesting to note, an investigation by Bloomfield PD’s scandal plagued internal affairs division had found no wrongdoing by officers.

The police officers charged will now have their rights safeguarded. A courtesy these officers didn’t care to extend to an innocent man.

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