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Monday, August 01, 2005 

Violent police officer suspended for aggravated assault

Israel National News reports that a violent police officer has been suspended for a vicious assault against a protestor in June. The report includes a video recording that's very shocking.

In the United States, and in Philadelphia where I come from, we minority groups have a description for things like that, and it's "aggravated assault."

The Knesset member Michael Eitan had the following to say:
Representatives of the police complaints division appeared before the Knesset Law Committee Monday. The committee’s chairman, MK Michael Eitan (Likud) was outraged at the amount of time it has taken for the police to take action against the violent officers. “Demonstrators who are suspected are held in prison while violent officers continue to serve in the field,” Eitan exclaimed, calling upon Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to take action to expedite the process by which complaints against police are handled.

“You are protecting the police in an unjustified and mistaken manner,” Eitan told the police representatives. “If you would act speedily against those same police officers, it would strengthen the police force whereas currently your actions only weaken it.”

Eitan said that currently, the atmosphere in the police force brings shame to the State of Israel. “The equivocation delivers a message that everything is permitted,” he said.
Personally, I cannot understand why the officers would want/feel the need to go and protect/hide their own wrongdoing, particularly in this day and age. If anything, this reminds me of an old episode of Kojak I saw years ago from 1975, that guest-starred Sylvester Stallone as a plainclothes officer, before he'd become a big star with Rocky, in which Telly Savalas ("TV's tough pussycat," as an old Jerusalem Post article from the 1970s once described him) told him near the end that something wrong he did puts shame upon every cop in New York City.

Similarly, what those incompetants did there at those demonstrations puts shame upon every cop in Israel. Do we need someone like the great Telly Savalas to offer up a good observation like what he gave in the 1970s to today's law enforcers as well?

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