The Daily BS: Cops In Piggsburgh Get Off For Beating College Student

(ill news) Man, I hope they are pissed out there in Pittsburgh! Why? Because the cops have won again in a case that should have been open and shut. People have been fighting for justice in the case of Jordan Miles from day one, but it doesn’t seem like justice was fighting for the boy. He’s not even a boy. He was a college student before they beat him down and yanked his braids out. Why? They thought a “bulge” in his pocket was a gun. It turned out to be a bottle of Mountain Dew. Sound familiar? Cops that didn’t identify themselves as such and ran up on the young brother. They asked him a lot of questions about drugs and such. He’s a college student. He reacted in a way that made them more “suspicious.” Sound familiar!? There are more details to the case, but a jury declared a mistrial in the case and the cops are claiming the victory! Here is a piece of a story in the local Gazette.

An eight-member jury decided in favor of three Pittsburgh police officers on Jordan Miles’ accusation of malicious prosecution and a judge ordered a mistrial on two other counts, ending a three-week civil trial but setting up an as-yet-unscheduled retrial on whether the officers falsely arrested the young Homewood man and used excessive force.
“We feel this is a win, obviously a major win,” said James Wymard, attorney for Officer David Sisak.
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The officers welcome the next trial, their lawyers said.
“They want to be vindicated on the other two counts,” said attorney Robert Leight, attorney for Officer Richard Ewing.
Mr. Miles’ attorney, J. Kerrington Lewis, said his client “believes in this case. … We’re going to go back at it.”
Mr. Miles’ other attorney, Timothy O’Brien, said there are evidentiary issues that may be decided differently the second time around, which he felt could favor the plaintiff.
Officer Ewing and co-defendant Officer Michael Saldutte left U.S. District Court without saying a word. Officer Sisak did not attend the reading of the verdict.
Mr. Miles and his mother, Terez Miles, likewise declined comment.
These cases happen all day, even day and they don’t get any press. With that, I cue up NWA and a rock remix.

We gonna get them at the second trial!!!!!

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. ILLZITO says:

    Man this is fucked up!!! This happens all the time in my hood (south bronx). My nephew was killed by N.Y.P.D a few years back. We as a united front gotta stand up to this new age holocaust. Its always shoot to kill or dehumanizing brutality. Wake up people.

  2. mercadeo says:

    Police Sergeant – Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Department Nothing is more difficult than facing a man with a gun, knowing you may have to take his life in order to preserve your own. As someone who has been there, having been in three (3) shooting incidents in my career (all in West New York, New Jersey) I believe the officers in the Washington Township incident should be commended for being true heroes who tried every conceivable way to save human life before they were forced to shoot in order to protect their own. Quite frankly, I don’t know if I would have shown the same level of restraint they did. Faced with a barricaded suspect in possession of superior firepower (a shotgun vs. their 9 mm handguns) I find it remarkable they the officers had the self control to refrain from returning fire even though the suspect fired two volleys at them, both narrowly missing the officers. It’s a testament to their training and the tactics they used that they survived. I am critical that it took the NJ Attorney Generals Office one year to return a finding of this being a justifiable shooting. Given the facts and circumstances involved and the Bergen County Prosecutors due diligence in investigating this shooting, I find it incomprehensible that it should have taken the AG one year to come to an obvious conclusion. Unless you’ve been in one of these incidents, you can’t imagine the emotional turmoil it puts the police officer through knowing that you did what you had to do as a last resort yet your being second guessed for over one year! I could understand it if the facts were in dispute, but that was never the case in this incident. Why did it take so long to investigate what we all instinctively knew was a “good” shooting? Justice was not done for these fine police officers and it’s about time this case was closed and they received the citations they deserve for stopping a predator bent on murder. They did their jobs and should be commended for it.

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