San Bernardino Sheriffs Caught on Video:

The Savage Beating of Francis Pusok

April 12, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


Just days after a murderous cop was caught on tape shooting Walter Scott in the back, a KNBC-TV helicopter crew captured the savage beating of Francis Jared Pusok, a 30-year-old father of three, by 10 San Bernardino, California, sheriff’s deputies. KNBC reporters described the beating: “In the two minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times, punched him 37 times and struck him with batons four times. Thirteen blows appeared to be to the head. The horse stood idly nearby.... The man did not appear to move from his position lying on the ground for more than 45 minutes. He did not appear to receive medical attention while deputies stood around him during that time.”

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An attorney for Pusok told KNBC-TV as they left the jail that Pusok has a badly swollen eye and marks from the beating over his face and body, and is in pain.

“He remembers being beat, and he remembers that he wasn’t resisting, that he laid still, he complied immediately. He says that he didn’t even move a muscle because he didn’t want to be continuously beat, yet it still happened.” Another attorney said that Pusok told him that one of the cops whispered in his ear after the beating, “This isn’t over.”

The 10 cops involved in this Rodney King-like beating are on paid administrative leave (aka vacation).

The ACLU recently opened an office in San Bernardino in response to numerous complaints of abuse. On August 12, the San Bernardino Sheriffs murdered Dante Parker, an unarmed Black man. Parker was riding his bicycle near his home when a homeowner reported that “a Black man” was trying to enter her home. Parker was shot between 10 and 25 times by a Taser while he was hogtied laying face down on the ground. The Sheriff’s Department has not yet even supplied the names of the officers involved.

Enough! Shut it down April 14!

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