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Cop Shoves Elderly Man Down, Slaps Him in the Face for No Reason, On Video — Ruled “Acceptable”

Ft. Lauderdale, FL — A video uploaded to YouTube went viral last year, showing Fort Lauderdale police officer Victor Ramirez harassing and assaulting an elderly gentleman at the Broward Bus Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Shortly after the department watched the video, Ramirez was charged with battery and falsifying the police report since he made no mention of the assault. However, on Wednesday, a jury, clearly sympathetic to police brutality, found Ramirez not guilty on all counts.

Somehow, the defense managed to convince the jury that Ramirez acted appropriately when he threw an inebriated elderly man to the ground and slapped him so hard across the face that it echoed in the bus terminal.

In the video, the man is not being aggressive or threatening in any way when he is shoved to the ground and slapped by the officer.  The man was only trying to use the bus terminal’s restroom.

“The guy didn’t raise his hand to the officer at all,” a witness told Local 10 News. “The officer just knocked him down with his hands. The guy was defenseless.”

The man in the video was Bruce Laclair. He is homeless, and witnesses say he was only trying to go into the terminal to use the restroom when Officer Ramirez began harassing him. Ramirez reportedly told Laclair to leave, but the older gentleman informed the officer he was just going to use the bathroom first.

“I’m telling you right now, you’re not going to go pee,” the officer says before shoving Laclair to the ground.  The out of control officer is then seen slapping the harmless man across the face.

“I’m not f**cking around with you.  Don’t f**king touch me. Don’t f**cking touch me.” Ramirez is heard saying before arresting the man seemingly for just trying to use a restroom.

While this video is indeed shocking and dramatic, this criminalization of being homeless is certainly not an isolated incident, nor is the fact that cops almost never face punishment for their crimes.

It has gotten so out of control that the act of existing seems to be a considered a criminal action by our government.

Ft. Lauderdale has been at the forefront of this, as they made national headlines for arresting people simply for feeding the hungry.

90-year-old Arnold Abbott was at the center of the scandal, as he refused to comply with the local ordinance against feeding the homeless.  The wonderful man continued to feed anyone who was hungry despite multiple arrests and fines. In some cases, Abbot was back on the streets the very next day after getting arrested, only to be shut down minutes later by police.

As his story made headlines and videos of his repeated arrests went viral, a judge was forced to suspend the ordinance due to the public outcry.

Other examples of cities with these inhumane ordinances range from Daytona BeachBirminghamSt. LouisRaleighPhiladelphia and Orlando.

If only we had more officers who acted less like violent thugs, and more like Sgt. Brian Taylor of the Provo Police Department. Taylor set an inspiring example of policing and showed a rare glimpse of humanity in a police force when he launched a fundraising campaign for coats that convert to sleeping bags for his city’s homeless population.

If they refuse to help, they could at least not hurt.  The war on people’s right to exist needs to stop.  Allowing a human being to use a public restroom hurts no one.

Officer Ramirez will now likely be placed back out on the streets to continue his rampage.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

  • Henry Hal Smith

    It ends when everyone says, we have had enough and we are not taking it anymore. And not a second sooner.

    • anon ymous

      Once the zombies who support this nonsense wake up, and realize that the brutality train is heading their way too now.

      • Alphonso Dunbar

        NO! IT WOULDN’T! THEY ONCE HAD A NO KNOCK LAW IN THIS COUNTRY WHEREIN IF THE POLICE HAD A WARRANT THEY COULD KICK YOUR DOOR IN. THE ONLY REASON THEY STOPPED IT AND REPEALED THE LAW IS BECAUSE THE STREETS RAN RED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOOD!

        AS LONG AS YOU ACCEPT IT IT WILL CONTINUE! IF SOMEBODY KILLED THAT COWARD TOMORROW I WOULD LOSE NO SLEEP! I’LL BET YOU IF IT WAS SOMEONE CLOSE TO HIS AGE THE ENTIRE SITUATION WOULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED DIFFERENTLY!

        • anon ymous

          No, what wouldnt? Sorry I’m not sure what your arguing in response to my comment? Other than that I completely agree with you, and my comment is already in line with yours..

  • Alphonso Dunbar

    YOU GOT ONE TIME TO PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME IN THAT MANNER . . .

  • Rodney Campbell

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  • Rodney Campbell

    People wonder why cops are getting shot. If I was on a jury & they showed me a video of a cop slapping this man like that & then the man found & shot him on a latter date. I would find it a justifiable shooting.

    • anon ymous

      I think more people all over the world, are wondering why more cops are not being shot in America?

  • IanK

    And if Trump gets elected the Police will get even more power…..

  • paschnn1

    Sewer Nation, Idiot culture.

  • anon ymous

    Why do we give the biggest pieces of shit the power they require to become even bigger pieces of shit?

  • Enrique Elizondo

    End the grand juries and this will be less prominent in the news. Grand juries are useless

  • Fuck

    Fuck the police!!!!

    https://youtu.be/c5fts7bj-so

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  • Carla

    WHY ARE THEY JURISTS SUCH COWARDS?

  • Bill

    Victor Ramirez is not a COP, he’s a damn street thug with a uniform. I wish one of these young, not yet dry behind the ears punk ass COPS would try that with me. He/She would be picking his or her teeth up off the side walk.

  • philip

    Fucking piece of shit with badge !!!!! do this to me or mine ..you better move to mars. cause pay back is a bitch. !!!!! you sorry ass pig thug SOB !!!!!

  • Bill Roger

    vid removed. musta been a great show

  • baruchzed

    Who is the judge? Their home address should be published and they should be mercilessly harassed until they resign. Same with the pig snot nosed cop.

  • dilbert

    Time to hunt down the brain dead juries and kick some shit out of them.

  • Kenneth Jeffus

    The video was removed for violating YouTube’s harrassment and bullying policy. Anyone have details on that?

  • Changed

    This senior citizen, drunk, and nonconfrontational DIDN’T deserve this sh*t from a stupid cop, shoving him down and slapping him for trying to get to a bathroom is WHY the American people HATE U.S. cops with a passion!!! The cops need to all be stripped down and put out of power. Then, prosecuted and sentenced like the law states for ASSAULT AND BATTERY AND ANY OTHER CRIME COMMITTED. FU*K THE POLICE STATE AND TREATING U.S. CITIZENS LIKE ISIS CRIMINALS!!!