Is There Any Reason The NYPD Officer Who Beat The Crap Out Of Ehud Halevy Shouldn't Be Charged With A Crime?


The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office announced yesterday that it has dropped charges of assaulting a police officer -- and other less-serious offenses -- against a Crown Heights man who earlier this month got the crap kicked out of him by a police officer for no apparent reason.

The D.A.'s Office tells the Voice that it's yet to make a decision about whether to charge the officer.

Thankfully, there is video of the incident, in which the officer is clearly seen assaulting the man, Ehud Halevy, in a two-minute-long beat-down -- during which Halevy was punched in the head, pepper-sprayed, and beaten with a club.

As we've mentioned in prior posts, Halevy's only crime was sleeping in a synagogue and outreach center for troubled youth in Crown Heights. He had permission to be there, and had been staying there for about a month.

As Assemblyman Dov Hikind, an Orthodox Jew who represents Brooklyn, says, "If not for the clear evidence of this video, we might believe that Mr. Halevi had committed the crime he was accused of, which included assaulting an officer of the law. But the video proves this was a lie. How many similar claims by law enforcement officers are equally fictitious?"

It seems fairly obvious in the video embedded above that Halevy was flat-out assaulted -- by an officer of the law. And just because he's a cop, the officer doesn't have the right to kick the shit out of anyone he wants.

We want to know what you think, though: should the officer be charged with a crime?

Cast your vote below.




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benicorp
benicorp

I vote they just put that crew of cops in a pillory for a day.

DumboJumbo
DumboJumbo topcommenter

The usual defense for abusive cops: it's a dangerous job and they have to act first and think later.Unfortunately, the police are the most dangerous people on the streets. They can't aim any better than a gangbanger, they're on a power trip and think they can treat people however they want, and they're given guns, batons, tasers, pepperspray and handcuffs. And, they like to murder unarmed civilians....But they're here to protect you! (Tho they usually arrive ~after~ the shit has already gone down, too late to actually do any good)

zus_pazi
zus_pazi

@OccupyWallStNYC that was appallingly disgusting. That the cop just put his hands up like its some kind of back ally brawl. #fuckthepolice

Caranina01
Caranina01

@OccupyWallStNYC The govt in EVERY city HAD NO Constitutional rights 2 break up Occupy peaceful assembly, no matter HOW LONG they lasted!

LeCancerIsLe9Fags
LeCancerIsLe9Fags

American cops seem to be going full retard quite often lately... but then again, they've gotten used to getting away with things en masse.

mawriz
mawriz

 @LeCancerIsLe9Fags It's not like they only started beating people today. We have better video technology and information sharing now that's why we see more of it.

copyrightcartel
copyrightcartel

Looks like every cop went FULL RETARD on that guy. NEVER go full retard.

Yourcommentsucks
Yourcommentsucks

@copyrightcartel That comment is old as shit. I'm guessing you like 9gag and think you're hilarious when really you just spread cancer.

Feelsbadman
Feelsbadman

@Yourcommentsucks Oh honey, the line is from the movie Tropic Thunder. Everything on the internet is recycled.

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