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St. Paul, MN — The power of pro-police propaganda is so vast that it can convince a jury to dismiss an officer’s own admission, police reports, witness testimony, and even video evidence of an assault. The most recent case of an abusive officer being found not guilty by a jury comes out of Ramsey County in which jurors acquitted an officer who was seen on video punching a handcuffed child — repeatedly — in the face.

Thanks to the American worship of the police state, Officer Michael Soucheray II will not be held accountable for the charges of misdemeanor assault fallowing an incident in December of last year.

As the Free Thought Project reported in January, Soucheray was placed on administrative duty after punching the 14-year-old girl for allegedly spitting on him. The 14-year-old was at the East Side shelter for girls when police responded to a call of a suicidal girl.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were trying to take the girl to a hospital because she was reportedly suicidal, but she refused to go and became agitated, screaming and at one point going limp.

Because the girl, who was clearly in the midst of a psychological crisis, refused to get into an ambulance, police force was escalated.

When Soucheray told the girl that police would be taking her, the girl said she was not going and officers handcuffed her. They escorted her to a squad car, and the teen was screaming and crying, according to the complaint.

The girl then spat into Soucheray’s face, and instead of maintaining his composure, knowingly dealing with a traumatized girl in a diminished mental state, this cop grabbed her by the neck and punched her in the face — twice.

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In spite of the acquittal, the St. Paul Police department continues to chastise the officer for his choice to punch the girl — but has yet to fire him.

“I am deeply disappointed by what the video shows. The officer’s actions do not in any way, shape or form reflect, or align with, our values, expectations or mission,” Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said in a statement Thursday after the dashcam video was released.

How can a cop, cast out by his fellow cops, beat a child on video, and get off scot free? Well, you just have to do a little lying.

In spite of the fact that Soucheray wrote in his own report that he hit the girl — and in spite of him being heard losing his temper and yelling while hitting her on video — his attorney, Peter Wold managed to convince the jury that he really didn’t hit her at all.

He used a ‘diversion technique,’ said Wold.

“The optics of it, the story of it, if you look at it superficially, alarming. I mean, this is a big strong guy with a handcuffed thirteen-year-old stressed child. And it looks like he was swinging at her face. But that was without the context of what was going on, and I’m confident the jury saw the context and did exactly the right thing,” Wold said.

To be clear, this girl had done nothing wrong other than express suicidal tendencies. Only when a police officer was brought in, however, was she actually harmed. And now, the cop who did this to her will face no consequences.

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He’s also been on paid vacation this entire time as well, which means that because he was acquitted, he will most likely go back to work as a St. Paul cop.

If a citizen punched a 14-year-old girl in the face on video — twice — do you think they could use the same excuse, “it was a diversion technique,” and walk?

Below is the full video of the arrest.

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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. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • The Cat’s Vagina

    I bet she wasn’t acquitted of “resisting arrest.”

    • Zackknowitall

      A juries convict us at 90% and cop only at 10%.

      • TOPDOG1

        Maybe so, but only one cop in thousands ever even go to jury for their crimes and murders.

        • Zackknowitall

          Things are changing only bc of cameras everywhere and the internet.

  • Ohio0331
  • Staying Positive

    So, the Officer calling the young girl out of her name, I suppose didn’t really happen either? He’s supposed to be the adult. A male adult putting their hands on a “distressed” female child is not okay!

  • TOPDOG1
  • billdeserthills

    These scum are inhuman

  • kcgoat

    i guess the lawyer knows that there is no heaven or hell

  • Guy

    I don’t advocate anarchy. But I do for justice ! Suggesting that the community seek it by any means necessary, considering that the Courts along with the slick, sleazeball attorney won’t

  • Jim

    Treat the police with respect or you get your butt beat, tasered, shot, shackled, and killed. Simple as that. If I am on a jury the cop is going to walk unless I hear good solid evidence you didn’t instigate and aggravate.

    • MMaguire

      Well, Jim boy, let’s hope you’re never on a jury OR a police force because you are one angry and unstable lad.

    • Muriel Burrows

      Tell that to all the people who have complied with the police and have ended up beaten, shot or killed. There is plenty of video evidence showing cops entering situations and escalating the situation. I will never ever trust a cop. They all seem to operate from roid rage.

      • PRINCE4EVER O(->

        And PSTD.

    • Michael

      Handcuffed 13/14 year old mentally unstable girl seatbelted in the the back of a police cruiser, adult male officer…if you are siding with the officer in this case you are wrong. After watching the video, there is no defense for him.

    • PRINCE4EVER O(->

      Wow….you are stupid.

    • REALConservative

      And there is one of the bootlickers they were talking about.

      Respect is earned.

      No one should be beaten, tased, or killed just for disrespecting one of the King’s Dogs. Simple as that.

      If you let this cop walk, you are no less a pussy than a grown man punching a handcuffed 14 year old girl, you ignorant little faggot.

    • Jason B Mince

      Are you serious? Because if so then you are part of the problem.

      • Jim

        Yes, I am serious. No, I am not part of the problem. I am a respectful, law-abiding citizen. I won’t be violently resisting arrest or lunging for a police officer’s gun any time soon, either.

        • Jason B Mince

          Wow. She’s handcuffed and belted in so how could she reach for his gun again? but it’s okay for him to use excessive force?

    • sharkboy

      As a juror you’re supposed to NOT go into the case thinking one way or the other. Bad Citizen

      • Jim

        Funny you should say that. Police officers are convicted in the public and in media and attacked by angry mobs before a trial ever begins. Makes for good tv.

        • sharkboy

          Thats what tv is for. Thats not what a court room is for.

  • Alex Knight

    Some days, I really wish the US was more like Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan: You simply kill the motherfuckers who even BEGIN to act this way, and you do it without further consequence. And at every moment, those who feel like following in their footsteps walk in constant fear for their miserable, worthless lives.

    • sharkboy

      Sho’ Nuff

  • PRINCE4EVER O(->

    Why do people keep calling cops for stuff like this? Sit the girl down and talk to her, watch her and get her some metal help instead. Call a therapist, not police pukes.

  • PRINCE4EVER O(->

    Why do people keep calling cops for stuff like this? Sit the girl down and talk to her, watch her and get her some metal help instead. Call a therapist, not police pukes!