Can we really expect a DOJ headed by Sessions to move on racism which is so obvious in this case?
Across the nation we are seeing this kind of hate crime by police against AA’s – and it’s pretty much
bold, outright murder.
Also, I think the insanity of this kind of policing and what it actually does to those hired to carry out these
instructions is clear in the case of Abner Louima in NYC and the cruel and sexual torture inflicted on him
by Officer Justin Volpe
Abner Louima (born 1966 in Thomassin, Haiti) is a Haitian who was assaulted, brutalized, and forcibly sodomized with a broken-off broom handle by officers of the New York City Police Department … The responding patrol officers included Justin Volpe, Charles Schwarz, .
Police Brutality - Incident in the 70th Precinct
There was no show of solidarity for “the Plunger Cops,” as the tabloids were now calling the men from the 70th Precinct, in Brooklyn, who are at the center of the Abner Louima case. When a cop is accused of a crime, the rows of seats generally fill up with men in blue. Not this time. The four cops—Justin Volpe, Thomas Wiese, Charles Schwarz, and Thomas Bruder—stood facing the judge without a single officer in uniform in the seats behind them
At the end we came to find out that that night - in between beating sessions – Officer Justice Volpe
was sniffing drugs from the dashboard of his police car. This is who and what you must become to
inflict this kind of violence on another human being.
THE LOUIMA CASE: THE OVERVIEW; Officer, Seeking Some Mercy, Admits to Louima’s Torture
By DAVID BARSTOWMAY 26, 1999
In a faltering, hesitant voice, Justin A. Volpe admitted yesterday that he rammed a stick into Abner Louima’s rectum and then thrust it in his face, an act, the police officer acknowledged, intended to humiliate and intimidate the handcuffed Haitian immigrant.
‘‘If you tell anybody about this, I’ll find you and kill you,’’ Mr. Volpe said he told Mr. Louima moments after the Aug. 9, 1997, assault in the restroom of the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn.
‘‘When you put the stick up towards his face, having shoved it into his rectum, was a part of your effort to humiliate him?’’ Judge Eugene H. Nickerson of Federal District Court asked, his tone quietly insistent.
Mr. Volpe paused, unsure of himself. ‘‘I was in shock at the time, Your Honor,’’ he said.
The judge repeated the question.
‘‘I couldn’t believe what happened,’’ Mr. Volpe said, again seeming to fumble. And then, ‘‘I was mad.’’
Still unsatisfied, Judge Nickerson tried once more. ‘‘You intended to humiliate him?’’
‘‘Yes,’’ Mr. Volpe finally said, averting his eyes.
And while it’s not made clear in the article, Volpe actually shoved the stick into Louima’s mouth
breaking his teeth.
And – again – we would not have known anything about this incident except for the bravery of
a nurse treating Abner Louima who reported his claim of torture and abuse by police.