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Brickbat: Let's Go to the Tape

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DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer Demetrius A. Kendrick has been indicted on a charge of violating his oath of office after allegedly planting marijuana on a man. Kendrick claimed he saw Alphonso Eleby toss away some marijuana after he and another officer stopped him. But video later showed Kendrick was the one who tossed something at Eleby's feet. The charges against Eleby were later dropped, but not because of the video. The DeKalb County police department was unable to find the marijuana Eleby was accused of having.

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  1. The search took place in July 2012, and he’s only just been charged. Our justice must be swift and merciless, hey?

  2. “Awww, shucks, we just cannot find the evidence”

    *sound of toilet flushing*

  3. Sometimes man you jsut have to roll with it.

    http://www.Anon-Works.com

  4. tossed something at Eleby’s feet

    Kendrick’s been watching too many cop dramas. Lemme guess, he also uttered, “Oh..what’s this? You wanna tell us about this Alphonso?” as he tossed it.

  5. The DeKalb County police department was unable to find the marijuana Eleby was accused of having.

    Recycling is the basis of sustainability.

  6. Let’s see. He (the Officer) was in possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, AND he had a gun. Any chance there will be a conviction with special circumstances?

    CB

    1. Shouldathoughtathat!Shouldathoughtathat!Shoulda…

  7. Will this count as Black-On-Black Crime?

  8. “Police said an internal investigation into Kendrick’s conduct was started early this month.”

    This staggers my ethics. Two years AFTER this filthy, rotgut, shitbag of a cop blatantly violated an innocent man the police department decides to look into the matter. How the FUCK that community isn’t outraged surely illustrates the tolerance the American citizen is developing toward being under the boot.

  9. “The DeKalb County police department was unable to find the marijuana Eleby was accused of having.”

    In other words the charges against Kendrick will be dropped also. I am sure they just lost it.

  10. In the video from the local TV station, the faces of the cops are blurred out. The innocent arrested guy, meanwhile, has his face and name plastered all over.

  11. “My client had his hands on his knees as he was instructed and all of his pockets were rabbit-eared,” Bullman said. “They’d searched in his crotch and reached inside his underwear and found nothing. Where was he going to hide drugs?”

    That clever bastard hit ’em on *the arresting officer*!

    1. *hid* ’em, even!

      1. Those devious stoners, always one step ahead. /shakenfist

  12. The charges against Eleby were later dropped, but not because of the video. The DeKalb County police department was unable to find the marijuana Eleby was accused of having.

    “Oh, wait! *Here* it is! Now, where’s that arrest warrant for Eleby ….”

  13. In Soviet America, crime commits you.

  14. Keep in mind that these are only charges.

    The most likely outcome is that he’ll be found not guilty, then be reinstated with back pay and a promotion.

  15. If they were unable to convict the guy because they couldn’t find the planted dope, how will they be able to convict the cop who planted it?

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