“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” Mark Twain
Watch the 26 second video, then ponder how anyone without a bias and a tiny working knowledge of life on the streets would conclude that it shows “a clear example of excessive force by police.” While the District Attorney found “absolutely no evidence” of excessive force, the police reformer Casey would have at least one of the involved officers fired, charged and facing jail time.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. misappropriating culture displays the black power symbol in solidarity
Note that in 2020 “alleged” is not used to describe officer’s conduct. Alleged is reserved for the mostly-peaceful rioters. A search for Casey’s comments on the mostly-peaceful riots in Pennsylvania returned no results.
“The video is disturbing and a clear example of excessive force by police,” Casey said. “We have seen these instances of abuse too often. We need reform to change policing practices and to root out racism in our criminal justice system, which is why I am a cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act. It’s vital that the city of Allentown take action to hold the officers involved fully accountable.”
“I have concluded that there is absolutely no evidence to support filing criminal charges against either of the Allentown police officers involved in this incident,” Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin said in statement Friday.
Morning Call PA|2 days ago
Two Allentown police officers who subdued a man last weekend, one of them placing his knee on the man’s head, were justified in their use of force, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Friday.