New Jersey Man Escapes 5 Year Sentence After Dash Cam Footage Clears Him, Indicts Cops

The second tape that would have cleared him immediately didn’t exist. Until it did.

Via Raw Story:

Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and assault.

Prosecutors dismissed all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter, 30, of Bloomfield, N.J. and instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports and one of them for assault after the recording surfaced showing police officers beating Jeter during a traffic stop, according to WABC of New York. A third has pleaded guilty to tampering.

Jeter’s defense attorney requested all recorded evidence, but the police failed to hand over a second tape until additional evidence surfaced of a second police car at the scene. The tape showed Jeter complying with police, even as one punched him in the head repeatedly.

Without the tape, prosecutors had been demanding a five-year prison sentence.

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29 Comments on "New Jersey Man Escapes 5 Year Sentence After Dash Cam Footage Clears Him, Indicts Cops"

  1. Eric_D_Read | Feb 23, 2014 at 11:03 pm |

    People in every state talk about what fascist pigs their police are; but I swear NJ police look the most like they’re ready to invade Poland.

    • Calypso_1 | Feb 23, 2014 at 11:28 pm |

      They have used the same uniform design since the 1920’s.

      • Eric_D_Read | Feb 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm |

        Wouldn’t shock me in the least to learn that the Nazis copied the NJSP rather than the other way around.

  2. Fucking hooligans.

  3. sonicbphuct | Feb 24, 2014 at 2:19 am |

    I’m always impressed how well the justice system works for police charged with crimes. One rarely hears of plea deals, and that these 3, despite being very clearly on camera, feel their best chance is a not-guilty plea really speaks volumes. 3000 Miles away from Fullerton, CA and the police are essentially the same. What a sad mono-culture.

  4. Matheus Grunt | Feb 24, 2014 at 6:56 am |

    Until the police are removed from their positions by force, we will never fix this mess. They’re after all, part of the domestic army the govt has built up over the last 30-40 years to oppress us and to ultimately try to contain and control us/disarm us in martial law.

    • Nah. Cops are necessary. We need more accountability and oversight – civilian review boards and more powerful inspector generals. And to do that, we need to break the strength some of the police unions have over the legislature and politics. It’s the police unions and their political buddies that have passed laws to protect their own against civilians and keep the injustice system humming. Those are the ones who need to be removed from the equation.

      • Matheus Grunt | Feb 24, 2014 at 10:55 pm |

        Cops are criminals, worse than the politicians and bureaucrats who make the unjust/unconstitutional laws the pigs enforce. Don’t tell me we need them, that’s far from true. The other stuff you mentioned while true to a great extent, that would only be doable if this country wasn’t so far down the crapper, which we are.

    • Woobniggurath | Feb 25, 2014 at 1:37 pm |

      Resistance with force only results in greater force being brought in. States always win that contest. Lasting change for the better is ONLY achieved through nonviolence.

  5. Gjallarbru | Feb 24, 2014 at 8:44 am |

    In my life, I have known 4 people that planned to become cops. One of them became a drug dealer last I heard, another always behaved like he was Bruce Lee praticing his kicks, the other two had weird characters. None of them would be people I would have wanted as cops. For exemple, the Bruce Lee wannabe got suspended twice for improper behavior, including stalking a girl, and abuse of power. And, yes he’s still a cop.

    And then I remember what I professor told me at university. Don’t expect justice, you will never find it. At best, if you’re really lucky, you might find some equity. This kind of story is exactly what he was talking about. This isn’t justice, as justice would mean not agressing that guy and hiding evidence of the agression. This is barely equity, after all the trouble the victim has been through.

    • Calypso_1 | Feb 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm |

      I knew two dealers that wanted to expand. One went into the local PD. In addition to arresting their competition and stealing drugs & cash, they started a nice side business selling confiscated firearms.
      Several really clean all-american types I’ve known that joined up found themselves setup & blackmailed in elaborate compromising situations that prevented any effective action against their cohorts.

      • Gjallarbru | Feb 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm |

        LOL! Your guys were smarter than mine, as those I was referring to didn’t even have the intellect for such stuff.

        • Calypso_1 | Feb 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm |

          I was rather young at the time. It certainly dismantled any illusions I had about the nature of the system. Knowing those two opened up quite an interesting world.

  6. Ted Heistman | Feb 24, 2014 at 10:13 am |

    I am not so naive as to think there aren’t some bad people out there and that a lot of them end up in jail, but there is something seriously wrong with the United States. We 25% of all prisoners in the entire world.

    I am not an activist. I don’t know what to do about this, but I am seriously considering living abroad. Its getting so bad. The TSA too. It really is becoming a police state. Swat teams everywhere, soldiers wearing combat fatigues in airports. Homeland security. Its a nightmare.

    • The reach of the US of A is global in nature at this point of history. There is nowhere to hide from their control, except to hide the thoughts & dreams inside your own head.

      • Ted Heistman | Feb 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm |

        Its not really control. Its about keeping things fucked up in certain areas. “sacrifice zones” etc.

        • Yes, well, if those sacrifice zones start becoming larger in your neck of the woods, and there is nowhere else pleasant to go within the national borders, then it’s probably past the moment to leave the country, if the exits are still open. I’m sure you’ll know when to leave at the right moment. Keep an eye out, but, for now, we’re OK.

          • Ted Heistman | Feb 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm |

            Well, its a weird thing, because its not that police aren’t absolutely brutal in other countries where the dollar goes far. Its just that they can be bribed. Living well as an expat in another country is dependent on inequality.

            Scandinavia, Switzerland, Japan, seem to be places with the least problems with brutal out of control cops and in these places the dollar doesn’t go far at all.

          • no place is perfect, nor state constant

          • Ted Heistman | Feb 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm |

            Ok, thanks for the lesson.

      • Woobniggurath | Feb 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm |

        Nowhere to hide if you are politically, financially or industrially prominent, but come on. U.S. law enforcement is not plunger-raping people in Scotland or Japan. Life is still quite free in much of the world.

  7. woe to us,

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