Police abuse remains one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in the United States today!
The horrific images of Rodney King being beat by the LAPD, are one of the most blatant reminders of police brutality against innocent victims. The excessive use of force by police officers,…. including unjustified shootings,…. severe beatings, ……and fatal chokings, and unwarranted use of Tasers… persists….
This Special INSIDER EXCLUSIVE investigation discovered….. that police brutality is persistent and rampant across America….AND that systems to deal with abuse have FAILED….
And that Victims seeking redress…. face daunting obstacles at every point in the process….. ranging from overt intimidation to the reluctance of local and federal prosecutors to take on brutality cases.…… of officers who have committed these human rights violations.
Today, the INSIDER EXCLUSIVE Investigative TV Series “Goes behind the Headlines” in “Police Brutality – Carlos Pacheco’s Story” to investigate a Police Brutality case against the New York City Police Dept… and how some rogue Police Officers beat, handcuffed, and Tasered a 27 year old epileptic young man, Carlos Pacheco, while he was suffering from a seizure.
Carlos’s attorney, famed New York Civil Rights Lawyer Seth A. Harris, Ptr Burns & Harris successfully got the truth….And got Justice for Carlos with a Verdict of $1 Million dollars against the NYPD…
On September 30, 2006….Carlos’s girlfriend, Christina Sanchez had telephoned the 9-1-1 emergency-response service.. for HELP….That’s right HELP for Carlos… And Police Officers soon arrived and yanked Carlos out of bed following his seizure and rear-handcuffed him, then strapped him to an EMS chair by his chest and legs
A police sergeant, James Sutter, subsequently arrived, and Sutter repeatedly used his Taser to subdue Pacheco. Tasering Pacheco in the stomach and chest area as well as in the back while Pacheco was rear-handcuffed and strapped by a lap/thigh belt and a chest belt to an EMS chair.
Remarkably, the Officers …..”Claimed”…. Carlos was unnecessarily hostile….but there was no complaint of any criminal activity and…. Remember….the police were responding to a “911” call for medical attention.
Pacheco was never accused of any wrong doing… nor arrested.
So Why was he Beat….And Tasered ???
According to the American Medical Association and the American Epilepsy Foundation
…..Epilepsy is a brain disorder which can result in changes in body movements, awareness, and emotions. About 2 million people in the United States have epilepsy. The psychosis, when it emerges, can be sudden…. and the behavior can be extravagant. Typically….hallucinations and delusions are noted; prominent are persecutory and religious phenomena. Well- directed violent attacks are seen in about 25% of episodes.
As Seth has often said….. “the problem of Police Brutality… Against the Mentally and Physically Ill…. is much more widespread than most Americans are willing to admit. …….Our nation practices….. a selective blindness……In this great and strong nation, we have all become unwitting accomplices to the continuation of the conflict”.
Seth has earned the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as one of the best Trial lawyers in New York….. and in the nation.
He has seen many innocent & hard-working people become VICTIMS of the Police Brutality
He understands that Police brutality is one of the most serious, enduring, and divisive human rights violations in the United States. The problem is not just in New York…BUT nationwide….AND its nature is institutionalized.
AND BECAUSE OF THAT…..He is driven to fight for people who had been harmed by the willful or negligent actions of others. He…Learned A long Time ago ….that “IF A MAN hasn’t discovered something that he will die for… He isn’t fit to live.”
His goals….. Not ONLY To get Justice for his clients…
BUT To make sure ALL Americans have the right to a fair trial, honest cops, impartial prosecutors, and fair judges with NO AGENDAs…
BECAUSE “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE…..IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE” !!!
“AND Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just …..may be powerful….AND… whatever is powerful may be just.”….
You can contact Seth Harris, at Burns & Harris @ http://www.burnsharris.com and 1-888-309-0087