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After Video Shows Raging Cop Run Over and Kick a Compliant Biker, He’s Promoted to Captain

Eugene, OR — Last week, a Eugene man was awarded $180,000 by a jury after being run over and attacked by an Oregon State Police officer.

The dashcam video from the attack was also released along with the ruling. In the video, Capt. Rob Edwards, with the OSP, is seen chasing down Justin Wilkens, running his bike over, and then kicking the man so hard that he broke his collarbone.

As the dashcam video begins, Edwards, who is driving an unmarked Chevrolet Camaro, is passed by Wilkens. Wilkens was seen passing cars in a no-passing zone, which was a poor decision. However, an even poorer decision was for Edwards to do the same thing in his vehicle that is several times wider than a motorcycle.

Luckily, Edwards didn’t plow his police vehicle head-on into a minivan full of children while engaging in such a dangerous pursuit.

Once Wilkens realized he was being followed, he pulled off, at which point Edwards rammed his vehicle into the motorcyclist. Edwards then exits the vehicle with his gun drawn and front kicks the entirely peaceful and compliant Wilkens in the chest so hard that it broke his clavicle and fractured his ribs.

During the civil trial, Edwards made the assertion that his force was entirely justified against Wilkens.

“Based on the aggressive driving and speeds, I believe he was attempting to elude me,” Edwards said. Running over a compliant driver, according to Edwards, is fine and dandy, as long as you believe they were trying to elude you.

According to the Register-Guard, Wilkens, 41, denies trying to escape from the veteran state trooper. He claims he didn’t recognize Edwards’ unmarked Chevrolet Camaro as a police vehicle and did not realize he was being followed until moments before he pulled the motorcycle to the side of the road and stopped.

Before being run down by the crazed cop, Wilkens testified that he thought he was about to get a well-deserved speeding ticket. Instead, he got a hospital visit, a damaged motorcycle, towing fees, and medical bills.

In a laughable testimony, Edwards admitted that Wilkens was complying with his commands prior to unleashing the kick, but that he couldn’t stop his kick as he “already had the muscles fired” in his right leg.

As if claiming his leg has a mind of his own wasn’t bad enough, Edwards then attempted to tell the jury that the same thing happened to his brakes, which is why he ran over Wilkens. In spite of the video clearly showing no attempt to brake prior to his car ramming Wilkens, Edwards claimed that he “accidentally bumped” the motorcycle as a result of “brake fade” — a term to describe overheated brakes on older model vehicles.

Had Edwards actually experienced “brake fade,” Wilkens could be dead.

Luckily the jury was not swayed by Edwards’ ridiculous testimony, and they listened to Wilkens’ lawyer, Lauren Regan when she reminded jurors that brake fade is exceedingly rare in modern brake systems.

After the verdict last week, State Police released a statement that said the agency “is disappointed with the (trial) outcome and feels the actions of our troopers clearly did not violate established procedures or tactics. In situations like these, officers have milliseconds to make what may be life-or-death decisions and those officers should be shielded from the liability of civil damages.”

Edwards was never suspended for this incident, and only received a written reprimand for failing to report his use of force. In true blue privilege fashion, Edwards, who was a lieutenant at the time of this stop, has since been promoted to Captain and now he sits at the head of the entire OSP at their headquarters in Bend.

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.

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    • It’s hard to believe any of your posts after seeing your made up ones

    • Stop trying to steer people into thinking a certain way. After all you are all about free thinking right?

    • Kyle why is that animal dead???

    • I mean come on. It could have been a shit ton worse

    • You sound retarded…

  • “5 Principles of Reiki:1. Just for today, I will not anger. 2. Just for today, I will not worry. 3. Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings. 4. Just for today, I will do my work honestly. 5. Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing. “

  • Does he also have his gun drawn while doing this or is that an illusion created by the telephone pole in the back ground?

  • All the copsuckers are thinking: Killer Karate Kop is such a hero…

  • How dare he question an enforcers authority? Granted the only one he would have hurt was himself. Still very disrespectful to question any authority.

    • What if an authority figure was instructing you to do something that would hurt you or others? Would it still be disrespectful to question it?

    • I was being sarcastic

  • Hero overcame brake fade

  • E-mail your local congress http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ we need to push for “MANDATORY” video record keeping of “all” public officials while on public duty. Imagine an officer being able to recognize a suspect that is armed and dangerous based on face recognition? Imagine a officer that can do his/her job more efficiently by uploading a video data report directly to their corresponding department. Imagine if the police training academy had video records for training? Imagine if a firefighter, running into a burning building can be viewed by the fire marshal for possible arson? Imagine if a judge has a video record of each case and can make an official judgement based on the evidence? Imagine if streets and sanitation have video records of a reoccurring problem that needs a different approach? Imagine if the first respondents know how to implement proper steps to someone with a specific medical condition? This will end when we use the technology for everyone involved on a case by case basis. If “everyone” involved in anything public is held accountable for his or her actions then justice will prevail! We can then use a defense project and monitor certain videos that contain possible threats to our country and we will call it NSA.

  • If you rammed a cop on a bike like that they would call it attempted murder with a deadly weapon and shoot your ass.

  • This wasn’t that bad…you’re defeating your purpose by including crap like this in your message.

  • id be leaving the usa in a heartbeat if i lived there every cop in america is a corrupt bastards i hope they start getting fucking killed daily the fuckin vermin

  • having been a cyclist for years, i have seen cop cars run into cyclists on purpose, but i have also seen cyclists our run cop cars before

  • Calling all psychopaths to join police force. You can feel like a hero terrorizing unarmed people (we know that is important to you because underneath this uniform you are just a coward).

    • The shirt you are wearing in your profile picture is clearly cotton and not hemp. Hypocrite!

    • I must be missing something…

  • The video is unable to play & when I click on your articles lately, I can read briefly before getting kicked back to my feed. Is anyone else having these problems?

  • So the officer should have handled things differently? If you are a police officer you are held to a higher standard. And if you can’t act at a higher standard than you shouldnt be a cop. If you are a good police officer you should be able to handle yourself better than a random citizen. That’s what they went to school for.

    • That’s right, let the biker drive insanely until he gets him or someone else killed.

    • Sterling Rector Wtf does that have to do with running their bike over and breaking their collar bone?

    • Or driving in a similar fashion? Every time you see a high speed chase, the cops are just as guilty as the person they are pursuing for putting other people in harms way. I don’t see how they can justify chasing someone who was speeding or failed to stop at a stopsign when soneone “runs”. It’s gotta be 10 times more dangerous to the public they are supposed to protect and serve.

    • John Mooney, that is why many departments are making it mandatory to cease a chase when it reaches a point such as that. Not all by any means but a step in the right direction.

  • The cop would be the only person in that pursuit that has a chance of killing a citizen.

  • All police vehicles should be clearly marked. Unmarked vehicles raise suspicion, is that the real police.

    • All criminals should wear a uniform when in public. Rapists one color, murderers another. Child predators yet another…. Yeah, life isn’t fair fucktard

    • I am collecting labels. FUCKTARD the latest.

  • First order of business for me upon winning a large amount of money in a lottery is move out of USA.

    • You need to win money to leave the US? So many poor people come here to make money. You can cross the same borders the same for free.

    • Swim across the river to Mexico, take a boat to Cuba. All free!

    • Your comment does not make sense. Sorry.

    • You said you want to win money to leave the US. I am saying you can do it for free.

    • Nothing is free. You are in a surrealistic world.

  • thats why iam not a cop. If he wasn’t in the right state of mind the last thing you should do is treat him like that when he clearly isnt posing any risk after the “cop” rams him. A trained officer should be able to assess the situation. Maybe this cop should have made a different career choice.

  • this fucking whore cop should be burnt alive , fucking drunk on power cunt !

    • Hey joss. Fuck you. The kid caught a beatin cause he was drivin like an asshole. I bet he won’t weave in an outta traffic no more. Sometimes you gotta beat somebody down to teach em to obey the laws

    • Greg Simons kill yourself ..cop’s whore !

  • Meet the heroes of “Fox News.”

    • Everyone’s aware that Fox News is just as horrid as any other main stream media source. Now go spread the truth. If you can find it.

  • The cyclist is an idiot for driving like that, and the cop is a thug.

  • The guy on the bike deserved the asskicking. He should feel lucky he only got kicked once.

  • We have a corrupt system in Fremont Ohio and people are all sheep to them. Not I nor will I. Government gangs = Men in blue..

  • That cop needs to get the fuck beat outta him.

  • The obits should make him famous!

  • Lets see, speeding Check, crossing double yellow line and reckless driving check, felony flight Check. No a copsucker but he should of just pulled over.

  • What I see is a stupid guy riding a motorcycle who is very lucky the worst that happened is this. I ride motorcycles too. The police officer did nothing wrong as far as I can see.

  • Start shooting this scums off the streets .

  • This is what the police are supposed to do. Laws have to be followed and people won’t comply unless they are scared shitless. Any time someone says “we need to pass a law,” punch that stupid ass in the mouth. All that new laws will garner is more abuse from Law Enforcement.

  • Why do you lie so much? This biker was anything but “Compliant”? He was running from the cop, passing cars on double lined roads, and I honestly believed he was lunging at the cop when he got kicked. Just from the video, I don’t know how he got that money in the trial. I’m going to trust that the jury made the right decision.

  • IQ requirement must be extremely low for law enforcment

    • It is, and they keep lowering it. Highly intelligent individuals think before acting. Not a trait many cops possess.

    • They have all been trained in a system of aggression and control! Fuck the police and their system!

    • @david j grant, as you posted to your timeline:”a person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected” try less generalization and stereotyping. Some police are not good people. Some Aussies are not good people. Some people are not good people. Some gingers are not good people. Some are… Grow up

    • Unless you have been “trained in a system of aggression and control” as a police officer you are speaking out of your ass just as much as I am calling you on it. In other words unless we have done it we dont have much credibility

  • PIG!!!

  • This world has gone to Hell. The worst is yet to come.

  • Lethal weapon. They were made captains bcuz insurance couldnt handle em anymo hahaha

  • I was chased around by and off-duty (Oregon State Police) officer in his personal vehicle, while on my Motorcycle. When we pulled over to discuss the situation, he became aggressive and trumped me with his badge.

  • The officer in question has a shady background. Check this out. https://casetext.com/case/boyd-v-or-state-police-lieutenant-robert-edwards

  • what a cunt

  • This whole country is corrupted

  • Fuk THAT noise……

  • The government is promoting violence in the police force against the people, time to fight back

  • Actually in my fair city, the police department is having a problem recruiting new people. The veterans are being over worked and under lots of stress. Donut shops are drying up.

  • Cant see the video!?

  • How’s is this asshole compliant ? He passes a cop to taunt him, puts the cops life and every other person on that road in danger. I think the cop should get a medal for waiting to knock the asshole off his bike.

  • I’m sure that cop will end up without his life soon enough.

  • Another case of pinky dick syndrome.

  • These are the LEO’s that cop supporters support. Both supporters and LEO’s deserve the same thing. several gallons of gas and a match.

  • And you wonder why no one likes police

  • He won in court because “honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA” ! Else he would have lost.

  • Greg Simons, pretty sure a felony and all the other fines he will face will make him think twice before riding like that. If all I got was a stupid cop kicking me in the face when I disobeyed the law I would have a lot more fun… The cop acted irrationally dont be a idiot. I follow laws because of the punishment. Not because some cop has to prove hes tougher than he was in highschool.

  • Well, let’s review. The biker is driving recklessly, speed is excessive, he is passing other cars in corners, and pulling away from the officer.

    Other cars are recognizing the OSP emergency lights and are pulling over. The motorcycle rider eventually stops and gets off of his bike. You can see that the rider was non-compliant and arguing, visual hand movements.

    He probably was being told to get on the ground, officer had his weapon drawn as he approached. Did not appear that the officer had a taser either. He did not move and the officer kicked him in the chest to knock him down and arrest him.

    Frankly, the kick was excessive and not needed. Not sure about the fender tap to the bike but it was not a hard hit. Might have occurred because the brakes were overheated and not capable of stopping quicker.

    But then we do not have the full details of the incident or the aftermath.

  • Vehicles pulling over as the officer’s car approaches tell me that he has lights and siren(even if there were no roof lights)and the idea that this individual did not know the vehicle was behind him must mean he is either deaf and/or blind. The officer’s actions were wrong but, this driver could easily have been charged with fleeing and eluding or failure to stop.

  • Biker wasnt even hurting anyone… Was jist enjoying his time

  • Good job jury.stood up to the cops.

  • In Europe, for an unnecessary reaction like the one of the cop, he would be lynched by the people passing by and then fired from the force without a pension or unemployment aid and probably jailed. Here if a policeman draws or touches his gun, pepper spray or taser, it s because it s necessary, not because he can. A gun in public is a big no no. If the police uses the gun like the cop in this video did, or hits somebody, he s in big troble. The biker was wrong, but you don t kill or injure people for overtaking ( specialy without puting others in danger), with a permit loss and a big fine, would be enough.

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  • Kim Serrahn

    Well at least he has some well trained leg muscles, good thing (or bad thing depending on how you look at things) his trigger finger wasn’t as well trained.

  • schaep

    ” the agency “is disappointed with the (trial) outcome and feels the actions of our troopers clearly did not violate established procedures or tactics.”

    That is exactly what is wrong here. The “established procedures or tactics”. Because of this statement they should sue the agency for millions for endangering the population for having incorrect and dangerous procedures and tactics and for incorrectly training police officers.