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State Sanctioned Corruption

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  1. Anon says:

    Didn’t a Grand Jury decline to charge the EPPD Officer in the Daniel Saenz shooting? If you’re going to say the sytem is a sham, you’re saying that the EPPD officer is guilty in until proven innocent.

  2. Ken says:

    Martin, I commented in a previous post about additional information regarding this incident. Daniel Saenz is not someone you want to go to bat for. Find a better horse to bet on because this guy was a bad dude! I am not saying he deserved to die, no one does. But take the totality of the circumstances into account and if those two people were you and I, we would hate to be convicted of any criminal act because this guy was all drugged up and acting like a complete asshole! He gets no sympathy from me and seems entirely undeserving of your continued lobbying on his behalf. Police abuse occurs everywhere. Some places more than others. This specific case is one of the worst examples you could ever provide. I am not sure how you can get your hands on all of the facts to this story, I have my source that I consider unimpeachable. When he starts the day by killing and lighting two dogs on fire and kicking them across his mothers backyard, and somewhere in the middle he punches a female police officer in the face after verbally abusing an 80 year old man and his wife in the Del Sol E.R. you just can’t get very excited about the fact he ended up dead later in the day. It was a complete accident that he brought upon himself through his own actions. Some might even say he eventually got what he deserved and saved the taxpayers some money.

    • Hello Ken,
      Thank you for your comments. The point that I am trying to make is the lack of discipline and training of certain police officers. I believe the abundant examples of police misconduct is a result of the rampant impunity within the police department. Whether Daniel Saenz was a bad/horrible person is immaterial because I am commenting on the actions that I am aware of that resulted in his death. His death was a result of a police officer ill-equipped to do his job properly. Had Saenz not being handcuffed and I had seen from the video that he was combative and the officers did everything to control the situation for the length of the video I would not use his death as an example. I base my opinion on the little facts available to me. Unfortunately there are many many more examples of police misconduct in El Paso then this one example. No entity is perfect however we cannot ignore the many examples of bad conduct by the local PD. Everyone challenges me to prove my assertions and this case is the best example available at this juncture.
      Thank you for your comments,
      Martin

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