Delaware Police Officer Indicted In Assault On Suspect Captured on Videotape

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 7.15.30 PM There is an interesting case developing in the Dover Police Department where a video has been released that has resulted in the indictment of Officer Tom Webster for his actions during an arrest on August 24, 2013. The suspect appears to be obeying his commands. What is interesting is that a prior grand jury declined to indict Webster, but prosecutors then tried again with another grand jury and secured an indictment.

Previously, a grand jury declined to issue an indictment and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware found that there was no civil rights violation. In June 2014, Webster returned to full duty with the Dover Police Department and was reassigned to the patrol division. However, on May 4, 2015, it was disclosed that the Delaware Attorney General’s office took this case before a second grand jury and secured an indictment against Webster on the charge of Assault 2nd degree. In response, the Dover Police Department put Webster on leave without pay.

It is fascinating to see the different results in the two grand juries. You be the judge.

The videotape is below.

243 thoughts on “Delaware Police Officer Indicted In Assault On Suspect Captured on Videotape”

  1. CORRECTION –

    On “Native Americans”

    Nomads acknowledge NO borders. They cannot be native to only one country, If they are native to all countries they inhabit; past or present.

    In the case of “Indians” in what is now America, the genetically identical natives would be Native Canadians, Native Americans, Native Mexicans, Native Hondurans, Native Paraguayans, Native Venezuelans, Native Patagonians, etc.

    Being Asiatic, the nomads in question would also have to be considered Native Chinese due to genetics, but would, ultimately, be found to have originated in Africa and, therefore, would have to renamed

    Native Worldians.

    Presumably, in some brilliant minds, that would mean Indians have some nebulous rights to or outright own the whole world – the entire planet Earth.

    (The inmates have taken over the asylum).

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    **NEWSFLASH**

    REFERENCE 4:18 POST:

    THREAD CORRECTIONS

    1. “Native Americans”

    There is no such thing as a native in America. Indians who have no relationship to the word, or nation, America, came from Asia over the “Alaskan Land Bridge” (as nomads without boundaries, if they had sovereignty over “America,” they had sovereignty over the entire world – preposterous) and if Indians were considered, under American law, they would only be illegal aliens since they do not, and did not at the time of any treaty ratification, legislation or adjudication, have American citizenship.

  2. trooperyork,

    Two links is the max. Post separately — two, then one… There a few words that will hold up a posting, as well.

  3. The photos of the three people arrested for this crime that I posted after the photos of the policemen is “awaiting moderation.”

    No doubt for the same reason such photos are not published in newspapers or shown in the media.

    Free speech.

  4. Serious anger issues and a big chip, TY. Get. help. Now y’all have a good day.

  5. Now you will the rest of the day to find a video of somebody getting a parking ticket.

    I expect at least two cop bashing posts bright and early Monday morning.

  6. You don’t lament anything. You snicker and laugh up your sleeves. You make light of the those of us who are concerned at where the delegitimization and federalization of law enforcement will take us.

    All of the worthless progressive shits on this site can’t muster up a single expression of remorse at the murder of Law Enforcement officers at the hands of skells like Michael Brown, Freddie Grey, Demetrius Blackwell, Lateef Dickerson or Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley.

    I don’t expect them to start now.

  7. “The body count they ignore grows.”

    These deaths are terrible and we lament the losses.

    Having said this, there will always be blowback for abuse, harassment, etc. It’s not rocket science.

    Those who kill cops belong behind bars, for the rest of their lives.

    And cops who kill, without justification, deserve the same fate.

    A case in point:

    http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/01/police-officers-who-beat-homeless-schizophrenic-man-death-found-not-guilty/356974/

    http://www.thenation.com/blog/177908/two-cops-found-not-guilty-fatal-beating-schizophrenic-homeless-man#

  8. jim2 wrote:
    after reading squeaky the mouses blatherings i now know what geraldo rivera meant when he said looking at pam geller made him want to shower!

    My take on that is that you and Geraldo probably meant that you needed to whack off in private.

  9. after reading squeaky the mouses blatherings i now know what geraldo rivera meant when he said looking at pam geller made him want to shower!
    one other moron here said that anothers rationale felt”intuitively correct”? hahahaha!

    1. jim2 – what was geraldo rivera name before he decided to change it to become more ethnic? Who can forget the fight on national TV when a neo-NAZI broke his nose when he called him on it.

  10. Two more LEOs shot & killed by black suspects: link

    Inga and Prof. Turley nonplussed. The body count they ignore grows.

  11. Wait a minute. You mean we don’t know that the nullification of the Preamble, Constitution and Bill of Rights began at Lincoln’s “Reign of Terror” and has continued to this day with the nullification of the “commerce clause” and the right to privacy.

    I’ve got some news. Free Americans were distinctly NOT thrown in a pot of boiling water for rapid cooking. Americans were politely immersed in cold water, then that water was slowly heated. Americans were cooked and are very well done. Americans were cooked and they never knew it.

    When America gets to the forming of the collectivist’s “gestapo,” Americans will already be in the grip of an iron fist covered with a velvet glove.

    We should pray for “benevolent” dictators.

  12. Karl Denninger has a good take on the “Invasion of Texas.”

    Jade Helm and Texas: Conspiracy Nuts?

    Nobody doubts that the military needs to train in the sort of environment they may need to operate and for any reasonably-foreseeable eventuality. That’s expected and the usual practice, and there is a growing use of our military in urban, suburban and rural areas of the world (not in the United States) that would benefit from such an exercise.

    So it seems that this is a rather ordinary thing, and thus the Texas (and some other people’s) reaction is one of conspiracy nuts.

    Right?

    Let’s say I take that at purely face value, which I am inclined to, particularly reading the NY Times article given the slant they put on it and the accusations made about Texans.

    Now please explain, if this is a training exercise for overseas readiness, as the NY Times has claimed, why is it that the DEA and FBI are involved in any way with this exercise, including in providing interrogation services — because they allegedly are.

    Jade Helm is a challenging eight week exercise. Truly, in the Martin and Howard County area we’re only going to be here for about five-to-five and half weeks. The eight weeks comes in where there is the preparation and planning that happens back in Florida and in the Mississippi area. The exercise is a joint military and inter-agency activity. What this means is that we have units from every military service participating in the exercise with us. And we also have some of our inter-agency partners, such as the FBI and the DEA, and some of the other agencies assisting us and working with us in the exercise.

    Neither of those agencies have an overseas operational role and in fact they’re both prohibited by law from operating outside the borders of the United States. Therefore I would like the NY Times to explain to this ordinary guy why the DEA and FBI would be involved in any fashion with such an exercise if the intended operational use of such training is overseas and why the overseas-operable agencies such as the CIA or our FBI and DEA counterparts in other nations where such actions might take place are not invited to participate instead in place of our national LEOs, since integration with them in any such actual deployment would be of value both to our military and those foreign counterparts.

    So, what can one take from all this? Well, the obvious: The military probably is war-gaming the possibility of civil insurrection, and if that was to occur Posse Comitatus (which is current law and prevents the Military from being used for such a purpose inside the US) would likely be repealed by Congress and The President in about 15 minutes.

    In other words you’re not a “conspiracy nut” if what you believe someone is doing is in fact what they’re doing!

    So over to you, NY Times, for slandering people that drew a completely-reasonable conclusion from available public information, never mind their perfectly-rational decision that they’re going to use the opportunity to gather information through observation as well. After all that’s what an exercise is for, right? It’s all about running through scenarios that are unlikely, but possible, something the military does all the time and is a perfectly-valid part of their remit.

    The same holds true for ordinary citizens and State governments.

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=230114

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  13. **NEWSFLASH**

    THREAD CORRECTIONS

    1. “Native Americans”

    There is no such thing as a native in America. Indians who have no relationship to the word, or nation, America, came from Asia over the “Alaskan Land Bridge” (as nomads without boundaries, if they had sovereignty over “America,” they had sovereignty over the entire world – preposterous) and if Indians were considered, under American law, they would only be illegal aliens since they do not, and did not at the time of any treaty ratification, legislation or adjudication, have American citizenship.

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    2. “Teachers Unions”

    Public SERVANTS, the military and all government employees, as was usual and customary, under original practice and for centuries, shall not be represented by any union, and cannot make a legitimate and compelling claim, or otherwise demonstrate a need, for union representation as did coal miners and factory workers in the industrial age. It is preposterous to attempt comparisons between the horrendous conditions of unskilled labor of that era and the coddled, prima donna and excessively overpaid American public school teachers.

    Teachers unions conspire with public education to keep educational “requirements” excessively high and to keep the number of “qualified” teachers produced by public schools and universities low, to preclude the facile and immediate hiring of replacement workers during one of the many, frequent teachers union strikes.

    American education must produce higher numbers of “qualified” teachers by, concentrating and accelerating curricula and lowering excessive and unutilized “requirements” to preclude the ability of teachers unions to persistently intimidate, threaten and strike public school districts nationwide.

    The right of businesses to immediately fire strikers and hire replacement workers for government workers, longshoremen, police, nurses, fire, etc. that conduct job actions and strikes, is constitutional, innate, natural and existed before government was established.

    American education must produce sufficiently high numbers of replaceable workers, not low numbers that facilitate the “job actions” of radical perennial strikers.

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    3. “Obama is the President”

    Obama, Cruz and Rubio are not eligible to be President.

    “Natural born citizen” is the requirement for President.

    The President was a “natural born citizen” for 219 years.

    The Founders obtained the definition from the “Law of Nations.”

    “Citizen” is the requirement for Congress and Senate.

    “Natural born citizen” is born in the U.S. of parents who are citizens.

    “Citizen” is born in the U.S. of one parent or naturalized.

    The Washington/Jay Letter, 1786, raised the requirement for the presidency to “natural born citizen” from “citizen” as a “strong check” against foreign allegiances by the “Commander In Chief.”

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    Section 1, Article II, U.S. Constitution

    “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
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    “Law of Nations”

    “…born in the country, of parents who are citizens.”

    “The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.”

    *The Founders and British spoke the French of the “Law of Nations.” French was the language of England through the 12th century and
    British law was conducted in French through the 19th.

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    Benjamin Franklin in 1775 thanks Charles Dumas of the Netherlands for sending him 3 more copies of the newest 1775 edition of Vattel’s Law of Nations

    Another founder of our nation and framer of our Constitution, Benjamin Franklin, was also quite familiar and well versed with the writings of Vattel. He had his own personal copy prior to the advent of the Revolution. And in 1775 he wrote to Charles Dumas an editor and journalist in the Netherlands and thanked him for sending Franklin 3 copies of the newest edition of Vattel (published in French). Franklin commented to Dumas that his personal copy was in heavy demand by the other delegates to the Continental Congress meeting in 1775. Dumas was the Editor for the newly published 1775 edition of Vattel’s Law of Nations (in the original French) in the Netherlands. Franklin and most of the founders were fluent in French which was the diplomatic language of that time. Dumas also made comments in his writings to Franklin about Vattel’s enlightened writings and vision for a new form of government for a nation where the people were sovereign and the unique opportunity for its application to the affairs in America in the colonies splitting from Great Britain. The words found in our Declaration of Independence mentioning the “Laws of Nature” and the phrase mentioning unalienable rights such as “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” are right out of Volume 1 of Vattel. As are the words of seeking a more perfect union in the Preamble of our Constitution were also inspired by the teachings and writings of Vattel who wrote that government should always be striving to perfect itself to better serve the people. Thus it is quite evident that the founders read and used Vattel extensively. Here is a reprint of the letter from Franklin to Dumas thanking him for sending the books.

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    Note:

    ** The American judicial branch has no authority to legislate or otherwise “legislate from the bench” while the judicial branch has the sole duty to assure that actions comport with law, which can be determined by all citizens with the ability to read. The judicial branch is in “overreach,” illegal, unconstitutional and impeachable, under the American principle of “checks and balances,” when it exceeds this duty. For the judicial branch to legislate or modify legislation is egregious and shall not be done with impunity.

  14. Max

    There are two sorts who are disappointed in Obama. The greatest number are mindless Republicans out to put down anything Democratic as Progressive and there is no need for any further explanation there. The smaller and in some ways most vociferous are those who thought Obama would fix things, in some ways as he promised and in some ways as these disappointed ones wished deep down.

    The fact of the matter is that Obama in more good than bad but bad enough to disappoint and stand as a target for the Republicans or Libertarians or whomever.

    Between addressing the sewer left to America by the three stooges and setting some long needed repairs in motion, Obama has done a yeoman’s job. The only way to really know is to elect Hillary for eight years and see if she can repair and advance ACA and other Progressive policies. If a Republican shill gets elected they will cause unparalleled destruction, that is worse than before. Ask yourself if you want that.

  15. Of course and I said so at the time. I have always been a firm opponent of illegal spying on Americans. I think the TSA should be abolished and was a bitter mistake.

    Have you ever said anything about Obama’s expansion of the Imperial Presidency or do you just blame Bush and post stupid photos?

  16. Trooper
    I’m sure your concern over Federal Law extends back more than Obama’s Administration… No? Torture, illegal spying on Americans, userpation of Due Process, war of aggression against a nation that posed no threat to America, etc. Yes?

    Or is that outrage only reserved for a Democrat?

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