Black vs. Blue: Where is the justice?

Filed in Delaware by on December 9, 2015

A white cop on an overwhelming white police force severely injures a surrendering black suspect, and a white jury lets him off to the cheers of white president of his police union. And you’re telling me race isn’t important?

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Rob Tornoe is a local cartoonist and columnist, and can be seen in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, The News Journal, and the Dover Post chain of newspapers. He's also a contributor to Media Matters and WHYY. Web site: Twitter: @RobTornoe

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  1. bamboozer says:

    Feelin’ proud Dover? If you’ve seen the video the man was on the ground when he was kicked, totally unjustified, incredibly unprofessional. As noted this officer has a long history of abuse, not allowed to be presented in court. Come on conservatives, defend this.

  2. Jason330 says:

    Does he have a civil case? Is there anyone in the DE legal community that would take it?

  3. bamboozer says:

    Feel sure a civil suit will follow, the burden of proof is much less and I’m sure an assortment of lawyers saw the vid and thought “ca-ching!”.

  4. Dave says:

    “Feel sure a civil suit will follow”

    From what I understand the civil suit was teed up first, while awaiting the wheels of justice. It was settled; presumably with the normal confidentially clauses which is why it has been in the public view.

  5. Don Ayotte says:

    It seemed inconceivable to me that he could have been found not guilty. After watching the video several times, it was clear to me and everyone I had spoken to that this guy should not have either a gun or a badge that gives him police power over other people. This was the clear-cut act of a bully intending to do physical damage to a suspect who was clearly following the commands of the police officer. There will be no civil suit in this case, as the victim has already accepted a $15,000 payment in lieu of a lawsuit, according to news sources. This incident is indeed a clear case of racism.

  6. Liberal Elite says:

    Did they at least fire the guy for blatant misconduct?

    That they could do (even now).