Police brutality has been an on and off again topic in the last four years, and because Americans are so focused on economic issues, The real fact that lower paid cops with lower standards has produced a spectacularly disturbing trend.Thompson was convicted last year by a federal jury of violating Zehm's civil rights by using excessive force and then lying to investigators in the case.
Six years ago, Zehm was beaten and stunned by Thompson in a convenience store. He was hog-tied and sat on by other officers until he passed out. The 36-year-old died two days later without regaining consciousness.
On March 18, 2006, police received a report that a man matching Zehm's description might have stolen money from people at an ATM. Surveillance video showed that Thompson found Zehm inside a convenience store and immediately struck him repeatedly with a baton and shocked him with a stun gun.
Other officers arrived and hogtied Zehm, put a rubber mask over his mouth, and sat on him. It was later determined that he had not committed any crime.
His last words were: "All I wanted was a Snickers bar,"
You get the police force that you pay for as a nation, and frankly we don't have a very good one.
Here is a graphic that shows what the police themselves, when questioned anonymously say they witness in regards to police brutality among themselves....
Sorry about the size of the graphic, it's not mine, but the info on it is relevant.