DD's dad beaten badly by HPD

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  1. Yankee_In_TX

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    From the article:

    So seriously, in fact, that:

    We'll see what story comes out of this, but I can't think of any scenario where the cops are justified in this. Except, you know .... they're cops.
     
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    That is horrible. I guess HPD is slipping back into their days of the 1970's. Thoughts and prayers to the Driver family and yes Yankee, Donald is a really nice guy. I've met him before when he was on John and Lance's show (610 days). He took time out to not only meet everyone there, but actually conversed with us as though he had known everyone for a while
     
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    They'll probably get slapped on the wrists and have a paid vacation. HPD is disgusting.
     
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    This is the same HPD that tazed Fred Weary........how one goes from being in the back of a police car to a hospital is beyond me. I know there are many good cops out there, but stories like this don't help their cause and the main reason I will never trust a cop......never.
     
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    Yeah, I was like they put him in the back of the crusier and when they got to the station, he was unresponsive...... WTH !!!!

    You though he was taking a nap, playing possum, what is it...he's "ok" when you put him in there, but when you get to where you were going, he's been beat down....was there someone in the back seat with him ???

    Yeah, the Wild West days are back !!!
     
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    At least HPD has progressed. In the 70's they would have found Mr. Driver's body floating in a bayou...
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Everytime I pass Buffalo Bayou my first thought is Joe Campos Torres. Truly a lasting memory.
     


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    That's certainly one case that shouldn't be forgotten.

    There was also a case where a teenager originally from Oklahoma (I believe) had stolen a car. When he pulled over, he was shot and a gun was planted on him, by HPD. There was a movie made about it, but I can't remember the name of it... I think Tom Skerritt played the kid's father.


    *EDIT*
    It was actually Hal Holbrook and the name of the movie was 'The Killing of Randy Webster'
     
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    Well, I've only seen them enforce laws that make money...speeding, traffic tickets, parking and such. Things that really bother people however....
     
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    What a disgusting story, I really don't trust cops one bit either, I know there are good ones out there but too much of this stuff goes on, too many of them let the power go to their heads. The bad apples really make you doubt the whole bunch.
     
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    I agree, I don't trust HPD either. Sounds like haterism to me. I'm sure they knew sooner or later who his son was and just got all bent, jealous, mad they're salaries suck, didn't think he should be driving that kind of car, his son made it to the pros and their sons didn't or they sucked bad at playing football, and then beat that poor man. Sorry just got got a cold heart for cops.
     
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    Remember that for every bad cop, there may be two good ones. I don't like the odds.

    Prayers sent for the Drivers and I hope for a speedy recovery.
     
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    I've been out of Houston for close to 26 years now and that name brings back so many memories. Wow. If memory serves John Connolly even defended the slap on the wrist those cops got.
     
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    You got that right, MAY be two good cops.
     
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    Call me young but who is/what happened to Joe Campos Torres?
     
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    Cops handcuffed him behind his back and told him to swim to safety before pushing him in the bayou.
     
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    Wow, I never heard this story before, how tragic.
     

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