Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
I thank reader LS, who sent me this article, writing,
As you have written much about the case of Officer Slager, I thought you might be interested in the latest incident involving a white policeman and a negro suspect in North Charleston. Here we go again.So, let me guess. The black criminal, James Terry II, who committed all manner of crimes, including reckless driving, speeding, resisting arrest, and assault on a police officer, will get a free ride, and hit the ghetto lottery, while Solicitor Scarlett Wilson will give Leroy Hair the business.
This was yet another Barack Obama arrest. James Terry III figured, what with Michael Slager being railroaded for shooting fleeing prisoner Walter Scott to death, after Scott repeatedly assaulted Officer Slager, that Terry could do as he pleased. And he was right!
Meanwhile, Officer Leroy Hair was fired without due process (sound familiar?), and is also in danger of going to jail.
Terry was inspired by the Walter Scott case, as well as all the other cases of blacks assaulting and/or attempting to murder policemen and policemen surrogates, in which the John Doe calling himself “Barack Obama” made mischief (Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, et al.), but the case this incident most closely resembles is the 1991 Rodney King case. You’ve got the reckless driving, the resisting arrest and assaulting police officers, and the authorities treating the criminal like a crime victim, while hanging white cops out to dry.
Was Terry intoxicated, or was he deliberately looking to provoke an incident with police?
Like Terry’s predecessor, the late Rodney King, in addition to the ghetto lottery, Terry will probably get a permanent get-out-of-jail-free card, good for every crime, short of murder.
Former N. Charleston officer arrested after 'excessive force' investigation
By Patrick Phillips, Digital Content Manager
By Suzelle Santos, Digital Producer
Published: Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 12:24 p.m. EST
Updated: Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 2:12 p.m. EST
NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) -
A former North Charleston police officer who was fired in December after being accused of using "unnecessary or excessive force" was arrested Wednesday, the State Law Enforcement Division has confirmed.
Leroy Hair, 29, was arrested Wednesday morning on a charge of third-degree assault and battery, SLED spokesman Thom Berry said.
The charge is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of a fine of up to $500, up to 30 days in prison [sic] or both, he said.
Officials say Hair was one of the officers called in for backup during a traffic stop involving James Terry III in November.
An officer observed Terry’s vehicle speeding near Cosgrove and Rivers at approximately 10:53 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2016, according to an incident report. Radar confirmed the vehicle's speed to be 76 mph in a 35 mph zone, police say.
When the officer initiated a traffic stop, a female passenger exited the vehicle but returned when ordered to do so, the report states. The driver, later identified as Terry, exited the vehicle and attempted to enter a convenience store with police ordering him to get down on the ground, according to the report. Terry then started walking in the opposite direction towards Rivers Avenue as the officer called for backup.
Police say the officer then took Terry to the ground and attempted to detain him, at which point Terry became combative. The report states the man began pulling his arms away and kicking at the officer, also screaming and shouting obscenities. After backup units arrived and assisted in getting Terry into custody, police say he tried to grab an officer's duty belt while he was handcuffed. At that point, officers used leg shackles on him and place [sic] him in the rear of a patrol vehicle. While in the rear of the vehicle, Terry began trying to kick the door and back window of the patrol vehicle and continued to kick the patrol vehicle, shout obscenities and spit on an officer through the cage from the rear of the car, the report states.
An investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division determined Hair “unlawfully” hit and punched Terry in the face while the man was handcuffed in the back of a cruiser, according to an affidavit.
The affidavit states Hair struck and punched Terry "multiple times about the face."