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Police Pepperspray Torture

Police pepperspraying a terrified woman for absolutely no reason. This is what Portland Biz Alliance and their lapdogs in City Hall want more of. (article 1)
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Police pepperspraying a terrified woman for absolutely no reason. This is what Portland Biz Alliance and their lapdogs in City Hall want more of.


Repulsive photos of police laughing about a woman they're terrorizing, torturing with their pepperspray. Officers Kruger and Hanousek probably thought their smug grins and open, perverted laughter would go unnoticed. Not so.

I've read a few posts regarding humanizing the police: how do you humanize these two? All I can think of is a lawsuit and maybe some unlikely jail time so they can reflect a little.

In response to the post by the police officer recently who talked about peacenik's "stupid splinter groups" causing trouble: what do you do about these two guys? Have you reported them for torturing the population they're cynically sworn to protect?

No.

What a bunch of sick power-tripping, wife- and child-beating bastards. Sure, its an institutional and not individual problem, and sure, dehumanizig institutions transform individuals, but no one _ordered_ tubby officer Hanousek to get off on his work.

And the Portland Business Alliance continues its cadence of "get tough" on free speech as I write this...

[I don't know why this post keeps getting hidden here, so save the pics while you can]

Don't be ridiculous! 28.Mar.2003 19:43

Sadder But Wiser

I see other progressive countries and look for the good things from them that we can incorporate into our own nation; I don't look at repressive nations and say, "See--it could be worse."

I think that we can all agree that the U.S. has more freedoms than Iraq and that none of us wants to move there. And with that said, now I hope that all of us can look at the U.S. to see how we can make it a better, more liveable nation.

'Nuff said!

IF YOU'RE NOT PISSED, YOU MUST BE DEAD 29.Mar.2003 00:35

witness

Somebody please forward this on to Vera Katz. Katz and Kroeker must be recalled. They are obviously incapable of performing the duties assigned them. How can they not know that this is happening under their watch? This is unacceptable!! Inhumane!! IF THESE COPS DO THIS STUFF IN FULL VIEW OF CAMERAS, WHAT MUST THEY BE LIKE WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING??? AND, WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT
OUR MAYOR AND POLICE CHIEF?

HOW CAN WE ALSO GET THESE COPS FIRED?

And another thing: The "don't be ridiculous" post--what fucking cabbage patch did you spring from?

God bless whoever took and posted these photos.

FOR EVIL TO PREVAIL, IT IS ONLY NECESSARY FOR GOOD
PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING.

The mayor's office says 29.Mar.2003 09:59

they're fake

The mayor's office says these pics have been doctored, and that the oregonian is going to have the "real" pictures. Probably, they done whatever story they were going to do, but I haven't seen it because I refuse to give the bOregonian or their advertisers any of my resources.

I just want to know if it's true? Were they faked? If so, that's low. But if the bOregonian has the "real" pics, then how did they get em? Were they the ones who faked them?

In any event, fake or real, the sad thing is these pics did not surprise me in the least because I have seen -- with my own eyes, so I know it was real -- worse abuses than this perpetrated by the "authorities" in my city.

What's the word on the pics?

They're Stills... 30.Mar.2003 23:26

Varro

From a videotape of various March 25 incidents.

The only doctoring is the poster's trying to cover up the identity of the woman being pepper-sprayed. The video is consistent with the original poster's point - she was pepper-sprayed for no reason, the cops took pleasure in spraying her, and the cops sprayed her even though she couldn't conceivably be a threat to anyone.

may 2004 update 17.May.2004 22:23

helper

since someone has posted this link up in part of a comment in may 2004 (at the following link), let me add a few facts that have developed in the last year and 2 months since this incident occurred.

first, the pictures are all too real. if mayor katz ever claimed they were doctored, she was either very misinformed or lying. several videocamera angles of this assault have been given to the woman's attorneys.

the young woman who was brutalized in this fashion by portland police officers mark kruger and joe hanousek ia currently suing them in federal court.

the case may go to trial later this summer from what i understand.

police are thugs with badges 15.Jun.2004 17:06

robert losangeles

fuckkking police are gunmen for the gov,t .. that is all they are...
fuckkk them all and their owners in federal gov,t .....
fuckkk washington D.C. politicians....all if them.

Poor Lady 20.Jul.2004 23:03

"Sandy" cass_garza2004@yahoo.com

The pictures of the three police officers pepper spraying the lady is almost unbeleivable. Those two look laughing look like a couple of "sick-O-suns-of!#&@! Man..I bet their poor families breath a sigh of relief when they walk out the door to go to work. A couple of "freaks"! If that lady doesn't or didn't file a law suit for being made to drink two cans of "riot-quality" pepper spray than there had to have been sometype of severe brain damage from all the chemicals poored down her throat. How did these two get on the force anyway I mean who signed these freaks in. Say your prayers Portland if this is what is supposed to protect and serve you. Someone please E-mail me back and let me know that these two are serving time for this.