Graphic: Illinois Woman Sues Local Police For Excessive Force After Cops Refuse To Discipline Their Own

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Cassandra Feuerstein of Chicago admits she did it: She was driving under the influence, so she pulled over to the side of the road and attempted to sleep it off. The police encountered her asleep behind the wheel and took her in, charging her with a DUI. Feuerstein didn’t contest the charges and pleaded guilty.

But she’s suing the Skokie, Ill., Police Department for what officer Michael Hart did to her while she was in custody. A caveat: portions of the video below are not pleasant to watch.

Surveillance video inside the police station’s booking area shows Feuerstein, cooperating fully as police ushered her into a cell. According to NBC Chicago, she asked the officers if she could call her husband, and Hart summoned her out of the cell. Then, less than a minute later, the video shows Hart throwing the 47-year-old, 110-pound Feuerstein headfirst into the cell with such force that she wasn’t able to prevent her face from slamming into the concrete bench lining the small room’s opposite wall.

Scroll to the 1:50 mark in the video above if you want to be disgusted. As Feuerstein lies in a growing pool of blood on the cell floor, officers and paramedics return to attend to her in an ordeal that drags on, inside the cell, for several more minutes. A semi-censored, shortened video synopsis of the incident and its bloody aftermath was reported by CBS Chicago.

The NBC Chicago report also has some gruesome pictures of how Feuerstein’s face looked as she recovered. Feuerstein suffered several broken bones in her skull. She now has a permanent titanium plate in her face after enduring reconstructive surgery.

The incident occurred March 10, but Feuerstein’s attorney released video of her jail nightmare this week after filing a Federal lawsuit against the department for police brutality, as well as for Hart allegedly making false statements that led to the writing of a misleading police report.

That report had originally led to an additional charge against Feuerstein for resisting arrest, but prosecutors dropped that charge after reviewing the video evidence.

Since the incident, department officials have given Feuerstein’s case all the moral high ground it needs. Local authorities have declined to discipline officer Hart, and he is still on the job for the Skokie police.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Jeff

    Was she also charged with defacing public property with her blood? Cameras have proven conclusively over the years what used to be routinely denied, that there is such a thing as police brutality and there are thugs in uniform who need to be fired immediately.

  • smokeahontas

    Police can do and say whatever they like to us but let us touch a hair on their ass and we’ll be punish to the fullest. I hate to say it but when I hear a story about a cop being shot up on the news, it put a smile on my face. What is good for the gander is good for the goose dammit!

    • Hoosier Daddy

      Yet, when your spoiled, sissy arse is in trouble, who do you call?

      Next time, call another spoiled brat like you instead of the police.

      • Briylaln

        With each post of yours, I keep coming to different conclusions. Now, I think you did see the same video that everyone else saw. Now, I’m going to assume that you are posting from your prison cell. I don’t know what’s wrong with this country that they let inmates have access to the web, let alone be able to comment on articles.

        • Hoosier Daddy

          It’s here in what they call the “day room.” It’s where we inmates get to “recreate.”

          • Charlie

            Hoosier Daddy ,,, I notice your icon says “BELIEVE” at the top ,,, do you believe the Law ” blood for blood” is still applicable today ???

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Look closer. It’s a picture of Obama as The Messiah with the word “BELIEVE” across the top.

          • Charlie

            Hoosier Daddy ,,, yeah I noticed the picture looked a little familiar … Let us give you a clue ,,, since you say you have some formal education ,,, Obama ain’t NO Messiah!!! ,,, but ,,, since you failed to answer My Law question ,,, I’ll ask it again , more simple , are you a “Christian” per Acts 2:38???

          • Hoosier Daddy

            No, Obama is certainly no Messiah. But the devout Obamatons seem to think he is. Thy’re willing to excuse his every blatant lie, every scandal, and every disastrous failure.

            I thought I answered your law question.

            No, I am not a Christian per Acts 2:38.

          • Charlie

            Hoosier Daddy ,,, What is a devout Obamaton ??? IF? you are not a Acts 2:38 Christian ? ,,, then ,,, you are some what a liar yourself … AND ,,, know little or nothing about “”Real”” Law ,,, The Laws created by The Almighty God of , Abraham , Isaac and Jacob Israel … AND ,,, have a worse problem than any Obama can come up with……..

          • Charlie

            Hoosier Daddy ,,, IF? I needed to know ancient Greek , I could learn it from King Jesus Christ … I can decipher from your comments , that you are an educated idiot ,,, You? My superior ? explain your “”Rank”” some ….
            What you better check out is Exodus 23: 23–33 …
            The anti-Christ cannot remove any Scripture , without The King’s Permission … What’s your next lie HD???

          • Hoosier Daddy

            “Lie”? Thou shalt not bear false witness.

          • Herman

            You forgot to include the Islamic flag.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            I’ve got another one that’s a photo of Obama pointing at the viewer and, instead of his slogan “Yes, we can!” it says “Yes, you WILL!”

            These avatars are so small that it’s hard to see the words.

        • independent thinker

          Notice his name …Hoosier Daddy…It is likely a play on words because he has no idea who his daddy is. Also notice his use of the word “recreate” or re-create as he re-invents the actions of the lady and the officers to fit his fantasy.

      • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

        Dear Hoosier Daddy,

        You write: “Yet, when your spoiled, sissy arse is in trouble, who do you call?” Certainly not the LEOs, who are as likely to shoot the innocent for their own protection as not. http://personalliberty.com/2012/11/29/why-you-should-never-call-police/
        http://personalliberty.com/2012/02/13/the-violent-militarization-of-local-police/

        Best wishes,
        Bob

        • Hoosier Daddy

          That’s good to hear, Bob. Why should a LEO put his or her life on the line for someone who “smiles” when one gets shot protecting a perfect stranger?

          Call another sissy spoiled brat, instead.

          Have a great weekend.

          HD

          • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

            Dear Hoosier Daddy,

            Based on your disdain for the mundanes, I am convinced you are a cop. I was fooled by the fact that you could write a coherent sentence, unlike most who wrote the police reports I’ve read over the years. Oh, and nice use of ad hominem, which negates any argument you might be trying to make.

            Best wishes,
            Bob

          • Hoosier Daddy

            My dear Bob,

            I used no “ad hominem.” The uneducated think that an argumentum ad hominem is “name-calling.” It isn’t.

            No charge for the English lesson.

            Best Regards,
            HD

          • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

            Dear Hoosier Daddy,

            You write: “I used no ‘ad hominem.’ The uneducated think that an argumentum ad hominem is “name-calling.” It isn’t.” Previously you wrote: “Yet, when your spoiled, sissy arse is in trouble, who do you call? Call another sissy spoiled brat, instead.” An ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem,
            is an argument that attempts to undermine an argument based on an irrelevant fact about the person making the argument (or of another person who agrees with the argument), for example by attacking their character or motives.[2] Ad hominem reasoning is normally described as an informal fallacy,[3][4][5] more precisely an irrelevance.[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

            Best wishes,
            Bob

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Oh, Bob, mi compadre’!

            You compound your ignorance by arguing and proving that you can’t comprehend what you read.
            Name-calling is NOT an “ad hominem.”

            Yes. ad hominem is Latin for “to the person”, but you completely missed the boat on the rest of the explanation.

            If I happened to know that you are a member of the Communist Party, USA, so I said “Bob resents the police because he’s a member of the Communist Party”, THAT would be an ad hominem argument.

            An ad hominem is a logical ARGUMENT (thus “logical fallacy”) that attempts to divert attention from the topic to the person. Name-calling is not a logical argument of ANY kind. It’s just what’s known as “pejoratives.”

            And SHAME on you for using Wikipedia. If you were in my class, you’d earn a big, fat ‘F’ on your paper.

            No charge for the education.

  • Doc

    Just one more reason that civilian will probably start shooting pigs before it gets this far. You pigs brought this on yourselves for not “policing” your own people.

    • Hoosier Daddy

      You’re a real scumbag. Here’s an idea, Mr. Tough Guy On A Computer, go find a cop and call him “pig” to his face.

      You’d probably pizz yourself.

      • WeCometoThis

        so you have given yourself away, “PIG”. and I’ll meet you anywhere anytime.

        • WeCometoThis

          I see you have a habit of sucking balls, and you should know about the pimples on your face, plus you call yourself a wimp. Your words not mine. You shouldn’t be allowed on the home computer, “PIG”. what’s the matter the arrest you made wasn’t an easy prey as you thought, and now you’ll pay the price for it. You should have reached in your pocket ,pulled some money out, then go to your local tramp spot and paid for it. Now look what trouble you got yourself in. Plus I’m waiting for the Defense to release the dash cam tape you tried to erase of this incident.

  • Richard J Reed

    I have heard of someone being arrested for “Resisting Arrest” with no other charges. My question is what was the crime that person was being arrested for that caused they to Resist Arrest? How can you resist arrest if you didn’t do anything that you can be arrested for and if you did why is resisting arrest the only thing your charged with?

    • Michael Shreve

      The the courts ACCEPT resisting arrest when no LEGAL arrest is made is reprehensible.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      They Invent a Phony Crime that isn’t a crime…Then add all kinds of Trumped up charges to it…

  • George

    This type of stuff is happening all over the U.S. and as usual they do nothing to the officer.Thats the reason people don’t have any respect for the police.the officer should be fired and also charged with assault on the woman. Most police officers think they are above the law. Protect and serve, thats a big joke.

    • YourAntithesis

      I could not agree with your statement more. People just don’t get it. The majority of these guys (and gals) DO NOT have your best interests in mind. They want to be judge, jury, and executioner. They are trained since they’re at the academy that every single person must be viewed as a suspect “for their personal safety”. Please. You’re (cops, that is) armed to the teeth, are (supposedly) trained properly and extensively, you almost always have a partner or some form of backup on the way, and you have the law on your side. Grow a pair, already. This is the kind of stuff I worry about when people talk about how the cops will be mindless automatons and abuse their power even more in the event of civil unrest on a massive scale. Yet, there are those that feel cops can never do wrong.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      I have personally experienced the Brutality of a STEROID PUMPED UP GOON…

  • IBCAMN

    P.O.S…all cops are corrupt,every last one of them,tiny 110lb chick and he shoves her w/both hands!
    what ya say people,5mil from the city and a lien on that cops paycheck and pention(make him pay every month for the rest of her life)or another 5mil(make it hurt)?

    • Hoosier Daddy

      You sound like a spoiled brat who resents the police because they do what your parents never did: make you behave.

      • Briylaln

        Guess it’s not sarcasm. Must be that your story just had a different video

        • Hoosier Daddy

          Or maybe you’re seeing it the way you WANT to see it.

          • securityman

            hoosier daddy, you really are an idiot. I waited until I read all of your comments on this paqe ,but I see that you didn’t change any. you are as much of an idiot at the last comment as you were at the first. you more than likely voted for obummer and you need to get a life that encompasses other people , not just your fist!!!!!!!!!

          • Hoosier Daddy

            My fist? I teach Physical Anthropology and English at a university. I rarely get to punch anyone out, although Lord knows there are times I’d like to. ;)

          • securityman

            you are probably right but the wording is wrong. it is probably so rare as to be “never”? you are one of those teachers that want everybody to believe that you have the only truth. you cream your pants whenever anyone contradicts what you say and think that obummer is right to take the guns and do all that he is doing. teacher, I wouldn’t let you teach my dog how to take a leak, much less teach any of my kids…….

      • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

        Wake up…Cops have become very Militarized….and so many
        Cops and Police Dept have become nothing but Common Mafia Thugs…With many of them all PUMPED UP ON STERIODS…

        • Hoosier Daddy

          Yes, the police ARE “militarized.” Their training rivals military training.

          So, you’re saying that the U.S. military are “nothing but common Mafia thugs”?

          • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

            NO… I am not saying the Military is nothing but common thugs…NOT EVEN CLOSE…If you re-read what I said is that the tactics of the Police are Militarized…and police are more and more becoming like Common Street Thugs or Goons…Many are pumped up on Steroids…and what that does to their brains is anyone’s guess…but it has created a whole group of ARROGANT POWER HUNGRY GOONS WHO ARE NO LONGER POLICE THAT FOLLOW THE LAWS…

          • Hoosier Daddy

            You said:

            “Cops have become very Militarized and so many
            Cops and Police Dept have become nothing but Common Mafia Thugs.”

            Therefore, it follows that you think that the military are “nothing but Common Mafia Thugs.”

            Are you related to Janet Napolitano?

          • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

            IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM IS ANYTHING THAT I HAVE SAID REFERING TO THE MILITARY IN ANYWAY….I AM REFERING TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND COPS ONLY….THE TERM MILITARIZED… USING THE TYPE OF TACTICS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT THE MILITARY USES IN COMBAT AGAINST A FOREIGN ENEMY… I AM ONLY SAYING THAT COPS HAVE TAKEN ON THAT FORM OR TACTIC…AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEY THE COPS HAVE GOTTEN VERY ARROGANT BRUTAL WITH AMERICAN CITIZENS….

            FOR THE MOST PART OUR MILITARY DOES NOT USE THUG OR GOON TACTICS…THEY ARE HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONAL…

            I CAN’T SAY THE SAME FOR MANY COPS…THEY USE THESE SAME MILITARY TACTICS THAT THE MILITARY USES THEM…BUT NOT IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY…BUT IN THE WAY THE MAFIA GOONS WOULD USE THEM….

            WHAT DO YOU CALL IT WHEN POLICE FORCES HAVE ARMORED VEHICLES IN PLACE OF POLICE CARS????

            YOU CAN CONTINUE TO TWIST MY WORDS AROUND ALL YOU WANT…BUT IT IS…..YOU… WHO IS CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT I AM SAYING..OR YOU ARE INTENTIONALLY TWISTING MY WORDS TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE…

            END OF THIS DISCUSSION

          • Hoosier Daddy

            ” I AM ONLY SAYING THAT COPS HAVE TAKEN ON THAT FORM OR TACTIC (of the military)…AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEY THE COPS HAVE GOTTEN VERY ARROGANT BRUTAL”

            OK, so you’re saying that the FORM OR TACTICS of the military are “arrogant and brutal.”

          • Scrapeth Coco

            Only a pig could deduce this.

    • securityman

      no,not all cops are corrupt. he needs to be fired and put on trial for his actions and she does need to get paid for what was done to her, why don’t you and hoosier daddy get together and see who is the biggest bigot and idiot. it will probably be a draw!!!!!!!!!

      • paendragon

        They’re all supporting him, so yes, they’re obviously all corrupt.

        • securityman

          have you ever been in a fix where you have had to depend on your buddy to “have your back”? I don’t think so…. not all of the cops support him, but it is a tough decision to turn against the person who you might have to depend on to save your butt. I know. I have been there and until you can speak with sure knowledge , then you need to keep your thoughts to yourself or else go ahead and look like the fool that you are…..

          • paendragon

            I’m ex-Military, a retired Veteran, son. We knew exactly what to do with those who can’t be trusted to have our backs, my flat-footed friend. So much for your strawman argument, and as far as your saying that those who don’t actually do something can’t comment on it – do you play hockey? No? Then there’s no way you can be competent to judge any of it, or to cheer on a game, right? Are you an artist? No? Then you aren’t allowed to judge art! So all of your arguments are nothing but mindless appeals to authority – also known as one of the critical thinking logical fallacies! And, as for you calling someone alse a “fool, I think the retort was best summed up in Matthew 5:22.

      • Herman

        You say not all cops are corrupt. I disagree with you. If knowledge of a crime and not reporting it, is not a crime, them I am wrong. There are good Cops out there that won’t or can’t say anything about the illegal activity’s in the Police Department. I can’t think of one Police Department that isn’t a little dirty, if not a whole lot dirty. There isn’t one that doesn’t have those little white envelopes with money in them that circulate around to keep illegal business’s operating in town. Or let a rich kid in town lose, while arresting a poor kid for the same thing. Hell, just look at what Ted Kennedy got away with, Murder. Then take a look at the top cop, Eric Holder, an the Justice Department. So you can see the corruption starts at the bottom and goes all the way to the top.

        • securityman

          wrong! corruption starts at the top! if they can get away with it at the top, then the lower ranks can get by with it and not get the “brass” to come down on them.

  • Michael Shreve

    CLEAR Police abuse AND liability.

  • Dcp5674

    This is Cicago area police work. Why, do ya think, Chicago has among the highest crime rate in the US? You don’t trust cops, who can you trust?

  • Hoosier Daddy

    She was acting up and the officer shoved her into the cell. He didn’t intend for her to fall and hit her face on the edge of the bench and, based upon the video, didn’t even realize that it had happened.

    But the cop-haters always come out of the woodwork for stories like this. They are typically spoiled brats who were raised by crappy, indulgent parents. They hate the police because cops do what their crappy parents never did – make them behave.

    • Briylaln

      Are you posting this with sarcasm or did you just get a different video in the story you read.

    • securityman

      did you really watch the video or just go with the chi-town flow. I watched the entire thing and could see nothing that she did out of place. I am an ex-cop and have had my share of things go down, but there was nothing in this video that can justify the treatment of that lady.but, it was in obummer town where they ,I think, have a higher rate of police misdeeds than any other place in the country.

      • Hoosier Daddy

        Nah, that would be New Orleans.

        But I suggest you watch it again. She started acting up while they were trying to fingerprint her. The officer yanked her away from the fingerprint table, marched her to the cell, and shoved her inside.

        He could do this 1000 times and no one would fall and hit their face on the corner of the bench. That it happened THIS time was just an unfortunate accident.

        • Scrapeth Coco

          That you happened is just an unfortunate accident.

        • Damocles

          Dear Officer Hart, AKA Hoosier Daddy,
          Thanks for your take on this extreme brutality incident. It’s refreshing to get an unbiased opinion on the matter. Ha Ha Ha, yeah right!

          • Hoosier Daddy

            You think giving someone a shove is “extreme brutality”? You must be a REAL sissy! LOL

          • Guest

            If I shoved a woman like that, Id be in jail. Even if it was in self defense. He knew what he was doing.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Yes, he DID know that he had shoved some drunk bit*h who had been resisting into a cell. He did NOT know that the drunk would fall and get a small cut over her eye,

          • paendragon

            “Small cut over her eye!”? Re-read the article.

        • paendragon

          Shoving people from behind is assault. It’s a crime. He’s a criminal.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Bad news, spoiled brat, but cops are permitted to use physical force on people who are refusing to comply.

            If your mom had spanked you, you wouldn’t be such a spoiled sissy.

    • Guest

      Not always so…I PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED THIS TYPE OF BRUTALITY…JUST SO THAT THE BIG STERIOD PUMPED UP GOON COULD SHOW THAT HE WAS IN CONTROL…

    • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Hoosier Daddy,

      You must be a cop!

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Hoosier Daddy

        Mr. Livingston, I presume.

        Thank you for the compliment.

        Your Pal,
        HD

      • Freespirit

        OR a troll

        • paendragon

          As opposed to a fascist coward sucking up to the big blue gang?

    • Freespirit

      A LARGE cop pushing that small woman so hard is a DELIBERATE ACT of trying to do harm. COPS should be held to even a HIGHER STANDARD than the public BECAUSE they are ,in theory OR SERVANTS. Unfortunately any Government department represents POWER and THUS attracts to Brutes and Psychopaths, in the main. The saying should NOT be “Power CORRUPTS” but should be POWER ATTRACTS the CORRUPT.

      • Hoosier Daddy

        Blah blah blah. He gave her a shove into the cell because she was acting up. She FELL and hit her face on the concrete bench.

        • Herman

          Wait until it happens to you. I know you are saying to your self, that can never happen to me. Nothing is impossible. I hope they don’t have a camera for you. Just think, what would she be able to prove if it wasn’t on film.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Actually, I was a pretty wild teenager and I got punched by cops on several occasions.

            But what can she “prove”? That she was acting up and a cop gave her a shove. He didn’t hit her. He didn’t trip her. He didn’t bang her head on the bench. She was DRUNK and she fell.

          • Herman

            I don’t know what your thoughts were, when you got punched by cops on several occasions? Were you ever arrested and jailed? What would you have done if the cops took you into a cell and beat you half to death with black jacks? I am not sure how old you were when they punched you, but what would you have done if they had illegally locked you up in a cell with a bunch of ass hole bandits? These two scenarios have happened multiple times and will continue to happen with some of the sick cops and jailers we have out there. I would imagine that the little lady reminded the cop of his wife, and he treated her like he would like to treat his wife, but didn’t have the balls to do so. Or his wife found out about his girlfriend and took his frustrations out on her. What he did was totally wrong. You know it and I know it.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            To answer your question, I was 18 when I was punched and roughed up by a sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. I was also arrested and spent two months on the 7th floor (high security) of the L.A. County Jail. While in there with a bunch of lunatic murderers, I had a guy put a razor blade to my throat and threaten to cut it. I’m only here due to my ability to stay calm and to talk fast.

            But NONE of that has anything to do with the fact that all the officer in the video did was give some drunk who was acting up a shove. No blackjacks. No batons. No Taser. Just a shove.

            It’s unfortunate that the drunk stumbled and fell against the bench. But the officer had no way of knowing that would happen.

          • Herman

            I would imagine that she was not the first drunk that he has handled. Even the field sobriety test is designed to test equilibrium. Most drunks have a hard time standing, so he had to know that she might or would fall down. That was the reason he pushed her so hard in the first place. He didn’t figure that she might take a nose dive into the concrete bunk, face first. So I have to vote guilty.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            “That was the reason he pushed her so hard in the first place”

            Did he tell you that? Or do you have a crystal ball?

          • Herman

            There is one other reason he might have pushed her so hard, an that is he was afraid for his personal safety. He might have thought that her being close to him, she would attack him, beat him to a pulp, an escaped. I, like you have seen both sides. Most jailers and cops that I have seen in action, belong on the other side of the bars. I meet a man who was doing 11 months and 29 days for nothing. The Sheriff was shacking up with the mans wife. When he got out, he shot his wife(just wounded her) an was hunting for the Sheriff when they caught him. The judge just sentenced him to another 11 months and 29 days. This Sheriff must have pissed off a lot of people. After he retired, he had a hard time going anywhere without some one taking a shot at him. I really can’t say if they were trying just to scare him, or they were just lousy shots an were trying to kill him.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            There are some sheriffs, mainly in tiny towns in the South, that treat the law the way Obama treats federal law.

          • Herman

            I had a friend that opened an all night spot in East Cleveland. He went down town an paid the cops off. He opened that Friday night, every thing was fine, but on Saturday night he was busted, he and his clients, booze, money all went to jail. Sunday night he was back in business, with all charges dropped and his booze and money returned. Cleveland Police forgot to tell the East Cleveland Police that he had paid off. This was over 40 years ago, but I bet it hasn’t changed.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            He would have had to pay off more than the police. He would have had to pay off the prosecutors, too. Once the police make an arrest, it’s out of their hands. It goes to the prosecutor’s office and they are the only ones who can drop charges.

          • Herman

            I hope you don’t believe that the Prosecutors office is above taking a bribe. I knew of 5 other all night spots that were paying off in East Cleveland, within a 10 block area. Back then the numbers racket was big. I am sure they were also paying off. There is no telling how much money was floating around for all our Judges and such. Its kinda like those State Troopers in Washington State, who had stopped their Governor for speeding five different times, an never was written a ticket. I know that its up to the officer to use his discretion on wither or not to write a ticket, an I know the Governor being his big boss had nothing to do with them not writing a ticket five different times.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Prosecutors are lawyers, and they have a lot more to lose from taking bribes than cops do. But everyone knows that once-upon-a-time the system in Chicago was so corrupt that EVERYONE was on the take…the cops, the prosecutors, even the JUDGES. So, I’m sure it could have happened in East Cleveland, too.

          • Herman

            Guess what occupation most of our Politicians had and have, besides being a politician. I believe that 90% have law degrees. You can see from Obama, Holder and the rest of them how crooked lawyers can be. The top Cop/Lawyer should be in prison right now, but he’s not. These corrupt Lawyer/Politicians protect each other, just like they did in Civilian Life.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            That’s very true that 90% of politicians have law degrees.
            I’m not as cynical as many people, though. I believe that the majority of politicians are honest….although it’s clearly a higher percentage of Democrats who are dishonest.

            Holder, and many of his appointed mionions such as Perez, the head of his Civil Rights Division, are as dishonest as they come. I, too, would like to see them in prison where they belong.

          • Herman

            If you want to get your blood boiling, look at the Zar’s that Obama appointed, an their profile. I can send you a copy if you can’t get one. It will be a real eye opener when you see who was appointed where.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            No, I’m already aware that Obama’s 40-some “czars” are a motley assortment of Communists, racists, and tax cheats. It’s a who’s who list of anti-America extremists.

          • Robert Messmer

            Even the Governor of the state was selling Senate seats.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            That’s true! Chicago, and by extension Illinois, is the most politically-corrupt place in the U.S. Virtually every politician who comes out of there is dishonest.

          • Robert Messmer

            The prosecutor can only prosecute if he gets the paperwork and evidence. Paperwork gets lost….oops guess we didn’t really arrest anyone after all because there is no report on it and we have no physical evidence.

        • paendragon

          Bet you’re a tough little keyboard warrior pecking away in your skivvies in your mommy’s basement, aren’t you, troll?

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Aw, don’t be jealous because YOUR mom threw you out when you turned 40.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Aw, don’t be jealous because YOUR mom threw you out when you turned 40.

          • paendragon

            You just confessed to be over 40 and still living with Mom!

          • Hoosier Daddy

            What drugs were you on when you hallucinated that gem?

        • Freespirit

          You are so obviously a TROLL and I can’t make up my mind whether that makes you as BAD or WORSE than that psychopathic cop. I am 72 and can ,with complete confidence, tell you that your day of reckoning WILL come

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Yeah, everyone who doesn’t join the lemmings is a “troll.”

            But, wait….here’s ANOTHER story about people being “pushed aggressively” (as quoted in the story). And *gasp* these are only FIFTH GRADERS!!

            http://thenearlyfamousbulletinboard.yuku.com/topic/16685/NH-elementary-school-bans-game-of-tag

          • Freespirit

            Well now,since you are in the business of using 5th graders for your unsupportable defense I suggest you go to the TOP of these comments to see my latest. I know it will be difficult for you because mine is based on LOGIC COMMON sense and CONSTITUTIONAL law. Nothing has changed, though-You will still have your day of reckoning. It is called MATURING and can be very painful, sometimes..

          • Hoosier Daddy

            “It is called MATURING and can be very painful, sometimes.”

            Be sure to let us know when it happens to you.

            I looked at your grammatically-atrocious, rambling, no paragraphs comment at the top of this forum. It proves that you haven’t the slightest idea of Constitutional law or the duties of the police – or grasp of English.

            Like most spoiled brats, you imagine all sorts of “rights” that are found nowhere in the Constitution.

            And like the rest of the sheeple in this forum, you think a slight shove by a police officer means that the officer should immediately be sent to prison without a trial, passing “go”, or anything else.

            You spolied brats are 100% what’s wrong with American society. Your crappy parents raised you to believe you can do no wrong, and you then raise your own kids that way. It’s a vicious cycle. That’s why you hate cops: cops do what your crappy parents never did – force you to behave.

        • Robert Messmer

          The point really is there was no need to shove her–gently, forcefully or any other way. As a TRAINED officer he should know that being drunk makes people act strangely and pretty much always destroys their balance. Which is why the “walk the straight line” test is used.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            Well, I can’t dispute that there was no NEED to give her a shove. My point is only that the officer never expected that the woman would fall and get hurt.

    • paendragon

      Obviously not; standard practice to sling people into cells from behind. Happens all the time; it’s all her fault for not catching herself as she “fell.”
      Boy I wish some big strong cop made me behave as a kid, Mmm Hmmm please let me bend over for you Mr. Fascist, can I hold your billy club?

  • 1pappap

    I would check this officer’s record because this probably wasn’t the first time he did this and I would put the whole department on trial and go after everyone who allowed this psycho to continue to work.

  • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

    Another Case that proves that COPS have become NOTHING BUT COMMON MAFIA THUGS…and the People NEED PROTECTION FROM THEM…

  • Scrapeth Coco

    I’m sure her lawyer will not only sue the department, but SUE HIM PERSONALLY IN CIVIL COURT FOR VIOLATIONS OF CIVIL RIGHTS, DAMAGES, etc. This should ALWAYS be done in cases involving law enforcement brutality.
    Remember OJ? No criminal conviction because everyone was bought off. But he was convicted in civil court and was required to pay damages.

    The pigs will only understand when they have skin in the game and are personally held accountable for their actions.

    Imagine his lame ass going to jail and the boys asking him what he’s in for. He says “Tossing a drunk 100 lb. woman into a concrete wall.” Bubba the says” Bend over son. I need to administer some justice.”

    • Herman

      I for one don’t believe O.J. was guilty. Every thing the cops could have done to prove O.J. didn’t do it, they didn’t do. Stomach Content analysis, taking O.J.’s blood to the crime scene, instead of down town like they should have. Also there were two drug related killings in that neighborhood, like how Nichole and Ron were killed. LAPD couldn’t say it was a drug related killing, because they would have had to investigate the drug dealers who were paying them off. Remember Fay was put into Drug Rehab the night before Nichole was killed.

  • Damocles

    Hart is the poorest example of a guardian of the peace! He is clearly an example of why some people call overzealous Law Enforcement operatives PIGS! He should probably be tested for Trichinosis!

  • paendragon

    That’s what you get for sleeping in your car in Skokie! Obey The Law: OR ELSE!

    • WeCometoThis

      waiting to hear from you when this happens to your wife and daughter, or you , yourself.

    • Hoosier Daddy

      You mean that’s what you get for being DUI in Skokie.

  • WeCometoThis

    she pulled over to the side of the road, it doesn’t matter if she was behind the wheel, point is “she was not driving”, and took a nap, the L.E. had no reason to charge her for anything. Daily people pull to the side of roads to nap, because “Rest Areas” are so very few. I hope she get this small town piece of sh— for every dime they may have, and I hope she files criminal charges against the officer as well. For assault .

    • Hoosier Daddy

      “it doesn’t matter if she was behind the wheel, point is “she was not driving”, and took a nap, the L.E. had no reason to charge her for anything.”

      I get a laugh out of spoiled brats who THINK they know the law….but are actually completely clueless.

      If you’d just do a smidgen of research before you comment, you could avoid making a public fool of yourself.

      A drunk merely has to be in “actual physical control” of a vehicle to be guilty of DUI. They don’t have to be driving.

      A judge looks at the “preponderance of the evidence” to decide. In an Actual Physical Control case, the judge must determine from the evidence what the drunk’s INTENT was….whether the drunk would have continued driving when they woke up. That determination is based upon (1) was the key in the ignition?; (2) did the drunk have their shoes on?(3) was the drunk slouched over in the front seat, or stretched out in the back seat? – and an endless list of similar questions.

      Now, don’t you feel like an idiot?

      • paendragon

        What does the ‘D’ in ‘DUI’ stand for again? Oyah: “Driving!”

        Nothing in the actual law about “Sleeping Under the Influence!”
        (SUI)

        ;-)

        • Hoosier Daddy

          Nothing in the actual law about “Sleeping Under the Influence!”
          (SUI)

          You’re right – but there’s LOTS in the law about “actual physical control of a vehicle.”

      • Herman

        Like you said It depends on where you are at. If she was in a safe parking area and the keys were not in the ignition, she couldn’t be arrested for DUI. No judge can determine what the drunk’s intent was. First of all she should have been given credit for not driving her car, because she knew she was drunk. Was any thing said about where the keys were? If they were not in the ignition, she should not have been charged with DUI.

        • Hoosier Daddy

          You’re on the right track. The judge must determine from “the preponderance of the evidence” what her intentions were….was she planning on staying put and sleeping it off, or did she merely pass out and would continue to drive when she came to.

          Police officers are all schooled in the requirements for an “actual physical control” case. It involves more than just whether or not the keys are in the ignition.

          If she was stretched out in the back seat with her shoes off and the keys in her pocket, she would not have been arrested because it would not hold up in court.

          If she was passed out and slumped over the steering wheel with her foot on the brake – even if the keys were in her pocket – she would be convicted of DUI.

      • Herman

        One other point I would like to make. Two of my friends were out drinking, while going down the road, they got pulled over by the County Sheriff, an the driver was arrested for DUI. The passenger was asked to step out of the car, which he did, an they arrested him for public drunkenness. A long as he was in the car, they couldn’t arrest him for anything. He was what you would call, being between a rock and a hard place. If he remained in the car, he would have been arrested for not obeying a Law Officer. When he did obey the Law Office, he put him self into an unlawful position which was public drunkenness. How can you win in that situation?

        • Hoosier Daddy

          That’s interesting. A real “Catch-22.” An officer has the right to order the occupants out of a lawfully-stopped car…but once out of the car, the passenger is now “publicly intoxicated.”

          Sounds to me like one of two possibilities: Either the passenger was running his mouth and pizzed the officer off, or the officer was looking to increase his arrest “stats.”

  • bob

    The Skokie police dept actually stands behind those pigs! Hope she wins and bankrupts the city (pretty crappy place anyway no loss).

  • WeCometoThis

    Hoosier Daddy——I see you have a habit of balls, and you should know about the pimples on your face, plus you call yourself a wimp. Your words not mine. You shouldn’t be allowed on the home computer, “PIG”. what’s the matter the arrest you made wasn’t an easy prey as you thought, and now you’ll pay the price for it. You should have reached in your pocket ,pulled some money out, then go to your local tramp spot and paid for it. Now look what trouble you got yourself in. Plus I’m waiting for the Defense to release the dash cam tape you tried to erase of this incident.

    • WeCometoThis

      Give it a rest, you made no point what so ever , blah, blah, blah. Enough

      • Hoosier Daddy

        Awww, pobrecito, did I hurt snookums’ feelings?

  • WeCometoThis

    Isn’t “The Dictionary” fun, you pick it up and come away with imaginations of anyone you want to be. Your rant about this lady is unbecoming of any idiot who has a brain. So I suggest you go back to the “Dictionary” and pull another character out that has compassion toward what is seen , and not imagined. “WATCH THE VIDEO”

    • Hoosier Daddy

      MORE proof that you’re uneducated.

      My senior English professor would not allow a dictionary in his classroom. He said “Websters has done more to bastardize the English language than any other single influence.”

      He then proceeded to point out dozens of misspelled words, incorrect definitions, and claimed synonyms that actually had distinctly unique meanings in Webster’s.

      The uneducated think that a dictionary is a word bible. It’s not. It’s designed to give idiots a rudimentary idea of the meaning of a word that’s new to them.

      • Herman

        I hope my spelling is all right. Why didn’t your English professor help correct the mistakes he found in Websters. I haven’t meet many Collage Grads that Graduated with a degree and still had their their common sense still intact. I had two Children that graduated with degrees and still had their common sense. Also they were not turned into Socialists or Communists (The correct term is Progressives) by their Socialist or Communist Professors.

        • Hoosier Daddy

          It’s tough to go to college and resist the left wing propaganda spewed by many of the professors. Someone, it may have been Reagan, once said “International Communism is dead….except on American college campuses.”

          It’s not just college, either. The public schools are little more than left wing indoctrination factories.

          Why didn’t my English professor try to corrent some of the errors in Webster’s (and all dictionaries, for that matter)? I can’t say. Maybe he didn’t give a crap. Maybe he was too busy.

          Frankly, I was shocked to see some of the blatant errors. It actually said that ‘insure’, ‘assure’, and ‘ensure’ are synonyms! They’re not. They have distinctly different meanings.

          Then there’s the word “gauntlet” that has been used wrong for decades such that MOST people use it wrong. Unfortunately, instead of the dictionaries publishing the CORRECT definition, they legitimize the error.

          If you ever want to screw with someone, ask him or her to spell the word ‘barbecue.’ Unless they have a higher education, they will probably spell it “barbeque.” Unfortunately, barbeque would be pronounced ‘barbeck.’

          • Herman

            There was a case, I believe in Orlando, Fl. where two friends were out drinking, left the bar and got in their car. The driver decided he was to drunk to drive, but had put the keys in the ignition. He stretched out in the front seat, an his friend did the same in the back seat. The cops seen them sleeping in the car, woke them up and the driver said he was to intoxicated to drive, that was why they were sleeping in the car. They arrested him for DUI because the keys were in the ignition. I believe the charges stuck.

          • Hoosier Daddy

            It’s quite possible. While the location of the keys is but one part of the evidence, it’s one of the most important parts.

  • Freespirit

    Many people, particularly, “Hoosier Daddy” have eclipsed, or ,at best, forgotten, that COPS are supposed to be OUR EMPLOYEES ( servants) since our TAXES pay their wages and they are thus accountable to us.As our employees they have NO RIGHT( and I am not ignoring the constitution) to do harm to ANY OF US, for ANY REASON with one exception-in DEFENCE of their OWN life or property. It is obvious neither of those rights was in jeopardy for this cop. He had NO RIGHT to put his hands on her, Further since virtually ALL LAWS are created by a CORPORATION called the “United States Government”, which is NOT part of the REPUBLIC, it WAS UNNECESSARY for her to COMPLY with any of his demands ( although she didn’t seem to know that and he, and ‘Hoosier Daddy” was/were too arrogant to care about RIGHTS). LAWS are simply VIOLATIONS of ones NATURAL RIGHTS, Common Law Rights and most of the CONSTITUTION. “Oathkeepers” and Lew Rockwell would understand.

  • ireland

    m hart should be in jail now.i hope he is sue for every cent. doe,s not say mush for his boss. this is not law and order.fire all in this case.it is very upsetting to read the break down of law by the police in the usa.shame on them.

  • JARHEAD

    I would like to meet this “mike hart”, one on one. Just me and him. I will teach him what a beating really is. And also I will give him a free lesson, in showing him how it is done. I never dared to show this to any of my students, as it can be almost quite painful. This hart is a total punk, and a wimpy coward when he decides to show his “womanhood” (as he is not a “man”) in beating up on a small women, who was probably still intoxicated to fully realize what was happening.

    And he is probably still a dirty cop, as his corrupt pathetic union rep, laid the law down to the city, and the city “wimped out”. Both are total dungholes.