‘WHEN THEY SEE THIS’ their minds will be filled with smoke and block them from physically seeing things as they are. Many racist cops are sophisticated, masterful liars who are taught how to testify and create persuasive, detailed police reports. Mixing actual facts with nonsense sounds & looks real in court. White prosecutors, jurors, judges and the white media are also eager and programmed to believe anything foul cops say about Blacks. In an excessive force case like this one, the evidence will come down to a credibility contest between a sworn white police officer and a Black man with a criminal record. Prediction: in this case, another white jury will believe the Black man was trying to grab the white cop’s metal baton to take it way from him and use it against him - although [for those who have eyest to see] video evidence shows that after an aggressive unprovoked attack by the white cop, the Black man is laying on the ground with his hands up, surrendering and trying to block the white cop’s painful baton strikes to his body. How could a white juror come to such a stupid conclusion? Because the white cop said so and he knows they will believe it.
From [HERE] When [white] federal prosecutors took their case against Corey Krug to a jury, the white Buffalo police officer walked away acquitted of three of the four charges against him. But the jury deadlocked on the last count.
Said jury was nearly all white with 11 white jurors and one Black juror - something the white media ignored in this case. [what is collective white power?}
The jury in Krug's case deliberated eight days and, in the end, could not agree on whether he violated Ford's civil rights that night.
Only the jurors know for sure why they deadlocked but the panel's makeup – only one of the jurors was black – prompted speculation among lawyers and court officials familiar with the case. The same jury cleared Krug of two other charges related to African-Americans.
Later this week, the government, intent on retrying the 18-year police veteran, will again try to prove that remaining allegation: that Krug used excessive force against a Black man more than four years ago.
Jury selection in the trial before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara begins Tuesday.
"Earlier this year, Officer Corey Krug stood before this court and a jury of his peers and was acquitted of allegations that he used excessive force," defense lawyer Terrence M. Connors said in court papers last week. "The government seeks to force Officer Krug to relitigate those charges, along with other baseless allegations."
The split verdict in the initial prosecution followed a trial in which the government portrayed Krug as a "bully with a badge," and the defense countered by arguing that his use of force was always justified and reasonable.
Caught on video by a WKBW-TV photographer, Krug can be seen using his nightstick to push Devin Ford onto a car and then the ground and then hitting him in the leg. Krug claims Ford tried to grab his nightstick. In the video the white cop aggressively approaches the Black man, he gives him no orders but immediately grabs him and then throws him onto a car. He then stands over him and hits repeatedly with his metal baton. The Black man can be heard yelling what did I do? and has his hands out to surrender and attempt to block the blows while he lays on his back in the street.
The white cop had come to aid a white man who was having an argument with the Black man on the street.
"When the defendant reached Mr. Ford, holding his nightstick horizontally in both hands, the defendant slammed Mr. Ford against the hood of a car and drove him off the car and onto the ground," Assistant U.S. Attorneys John D. Fabian and Aaron J. Mango said in court papers. "As the defendant crashed into Mr. Ford and slammed him onto the ground, Mr. Ford said, 'I didn't do nothing.' "
Shot by a WKBW-TV photographer, the video led to an FBI investigation and a civil rights prosecution charging Krug in two other incidents, as well. The jury acquitted Krug on all three charges tied to those other incidents.
The verdict means Ford, who testified at the first trial, will again take the stand to talk about his encounter with Buffalo police on Chippewa Street during one of the busiest party nights of the year.
"I just remember being on my back, saying 'I didn't do anything, I didn't do anything,' " Ford testified at the first trial.
Krug countered by attacking his accuser's credibility and suggesting in court papers that Ford has an anti-police bias and a history of criminal behavior.
"The government rests its case on a parade of wayward witnesses who, simply put, lack the capacity to tell the truth," Connors said at the time.
A few days after the first verdict, Ford, who is suing the city over his encounter with Krug, was arrested in Lackawanna on a minor marijuana possession charge.
Krug, who is charged with deprivation of rights under color of law and is currently on suspension, could lose his job on the force and go to prison if convicted.