Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cop Cleared in Lawsuit

  • A civil trial jury ruled on Tuesday that a Chicago police officer did not use unjustified force in the 2011 fatal shooting of an 18-year-old black man.

    Plaintiff Wanda Edwards was seeking unspecified damages for the death of her son, Parise Mercer, in a trial that began last week against a backdrop of rising scrutiny over police conduct toward African Americans.

    Officer [...], the defendant, who also is black, was trying to arrest Mercer after a July shooting outside a restaurant. Authorities said Mercer ran and pointed a gun at [the officers]. Both officers fired and Mercer was struck by one bullet in the back and died.
What did we predict not even three weeks ago? That news reports will start pointing out the race of the officers involved because of all the riots, looting, burning, etc., and here it is, not even a month later.

The usual accusations were made of planted guns, altar boys and excessive force - the jury voted 8-0 in favor of the police defendants, so evidently there are some sane people serving on civil juries and some lawyers who can field a decent case.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...The usual accusations were made of planted guns, altar boys and excessive force - the jury voted 8-0 in favor of the police defendants, so evidently there are some sane people serving on civil juries and some lawyers who can field a decent case. "

Choose a jury of TAXPAYERS. This should be on billboards around court houses, in newspaper, TV and radio ads.

"Don't give criminals a cent, after all it your money."

The FOP and PB&PA ought to put together ads like this and like I remember from long ago about how tough it was to be a cop and they deserve your respect. It would be money well spent that I can't imagine Rahm doing that.

5/20/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank the Lord for those people on the jury. It's about time we stop giving out the ghetto lottery to these mutts. That fukn mother wants money because she didn't raise her child right, thanks for the savings.

5/20/2015 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why anyone is mad at the sleeping police officer, he is just giving the citizens of that area the police service they want.

5/20/2015 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, a jury with brains. Ch 7 just ran a video, doesnt make us look good. I think it is a result of the 10.5 hr day in 005 with two days of VRI.

5/20/2015 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you Brendan Schiller.

5/20/2015 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the officers and their families can put this behind them, and go on with their lives.

5/20/2015 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the officer was white would we still have the same verdict?

5/20/2015 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8-0? Can the officer sue her back for wasting everyone's time?

5/20/2015 06:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Ha. Ha.

5/20/2015 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible that people are beginning to see through all this "hands up don't shoot" or "black lives matter" and are seeing that this is all bullshit designed by the left in an effort to destroy our country? It's not that black lives don't matter, it's just that black lives don't matter to those that are shouting it the loudest.

5/20/2015 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soon you'll follow UN directives. Only fire once you've been fired upon.

5/20/2015 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Criminals with guns matter!

5/20/2015 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've been pointing out the race of the officer ever since Ferguson MO.

Baltimore refused to initially give the race of their officers, and then proceeded to charge practically everyone that was on the watch that day.

It's the final two years of the POTUS reign and he wants as many white cops hung as possible. And the media is only to happy to sell advertising space to promote his agenda.

Congrats to the officers. I don't care what color you are nor the color of the offender.

5/20/2015 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many coppers, your brothers and sisters in blue are going through civil litigation due to scumbags that know how to play the system? Wondering how much the thugs lawyers give to elected directly and to judges in this corrupt city,state,county and throughput the country! The stressful situations coppers are needlessly put under then to have to pay the thugs more out of their own pockets, it's not worth it take it from a 29 year veteran copper retiring October 2015! Not worth racing to calls in the ghettos unless officers calling for help your safety and families are not worth trying to help people that want to destroy a great profession do the job but do it as written on general orders!

No more "hey boss look what I have done" so they can boast at comstat how great they are when the lawsuits come boss will deny they requested or told you to do anything!

5/20/2015 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous soup nazi said...

No soup for you! , skank!.

5/20/2015 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad this officer was cleared, doesn't matter his skin color. He was BLUE, that's all that matters.

Have a nice rest following your trial officer. Do something fun for yourself away from the city. You deserve it.

Also, great job to his attorneys who put forth a great case in the officer's defense.

5/20/2015 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Props to corp counsel for a job well done on this case.

5/20/2015 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing it was unanimous in this day and age......I want that lawyer defending me if the need arises

5/20/2015 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was called for Federal Jury duty last week and was interviewed by Judge, etc for this case. Of course when they found out I was retired Police and knew most of Officers testifying they released me. In my opinion the City is to quick to settle cases, they should fight them more. With 30 yrs experience, and being involved in cases like this, I knew that if the City did not settle, and the Officer was sitting in Federal court with three attorney's provided by City, the City felt they had a good case. Nice job Officer, stay safe.
OLD RETIRED GUY

5/20/2015 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, when will the media start pointing out the race of the jury members as well?

5/20/2015 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Children are free spirit individuals in their own right. Parents can have little influence in how they turn out.

5/20/2015 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

8-0? Can the officer sue her back for wasting everyone's time?

I doubt the officer accepts food stamps.

5/20/2015 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ssshhhh be wawy wawy quiet.....out to lunch...

5/20/2015 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

intelligent jury? finally they are realizing the nonsense the scum lawyers put us through. Lawyers "we lie, we cheat, we steal" thankfully lets hope these frivolous suits are turned around!

5/20/2015 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, a jury with brains. Ch 7 just ran a video, doesnt make us look good. I think it is a result of the 10.5 hr day in 005 with two days of VRI.

5/20/2015 01:36:00 AM

Imagine the result if the 10.5 hour day had been piloted in 2011.

5/20/2015 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now counter sue for whatever fucking shit she has, and even for the shit she doesn't have. Send a clear message to the fuckin mopes that this type of frivolous bullshit will not be tolerated!!!

5/20/2015 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job officer I think you may need some medical time during the summer to get your mind and body back together! Hey Dean are you finally going to wake from hibernation and get this officer a lawyer to counter sue this lying thugs people? Hello dean knock knock, how's the pension your not having lunch with the rahm people to negotiate anything from our pension! Of course not bet your using that diploma doctorate degree to get us parity with state police 80% after 25 years and free medical +3% cola, bet dean you are paying Mark Donohue big dues money lobbying in Springfield for this! Sorry dean for spoiling surprise that's why your so silent! Good job!

5/20/2015 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank
God

5/20/2015 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now counter sue for whatever fucking shit she has, and even for the shit she doesn't have. Send a clear message to the fuckin mopes that this type of frivolous bullshit will not be tolerated!!!

You'll have to get your own private attorney. FOP attorneys will say there's nothing that can be done. They won't help you.

5/21/2015 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Perry F'ing Mason said...

Choose a jury of TAXPAYERS. This should be on billboards around court houses, in newspaper, TV and radio ads.

"Don't give criminals a cent, after all it your money."
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This is a good idea.

This makes sense to do this.

As for this comment:

....8-0? Can the officer sue her back for wasting everyone's time?

5/20/2015 06:26:00 AM
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Sue and get what? I doubt if she has any money and her lawyer(s) was probably counting to get a big piece (contingency fee) of her "anticipated" ghetto lottery jackpot payout for her son's death.

Next case.

5/21/2015 01:46:00 AM  

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