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Justice Denied For African Americans, Des Moines Police Officer Mersed Dautovic Reinstated!

Justice Denied For African Americans, Des Moines Police Officer Mersed Dautovic Reinstated!

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Published by Cason Threesixty
Once again the system has failed the African American Community as the Civil Service Commission reinstated Officer Mersed Dautovic! One must ask who does the Police truly serve? The public or selected few?

Once again the system has failed the African American Community as the Civil Service Commission reinstated Officer Mersed Dautovic! One must ask who does the Police truly serve? The public or selected few?

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Published by: Cason Threesixty on Dec 18, 2010
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Justice Denied for the African American Community!Mersed Dautovic reinstated As a Des Moines PoliceOfficer!One would think when you seen the injuries Octavius Bonds received bythe hands of then Des Moines Police Officers John Mainlander and MersedDautovic. One would think this was a clear case of Police Brutality.One would think a Jury of Their peers not a Jury of Octavius Bonds andErin Evans Peers. Found Octavius Bonds and his Girlfriend Erin Evansnot guilty of assault and interference with official Acts. Jurorsrejected the Police Claim Bonds swatted at officers hand to protect hisGirlfriend from pepper spray. The Jurors were troubled by the level ofviolence that followed. The Jurors called the case a very tragicincident, this is from the mouths of the Jurors!One would think after the inconsistent statements officer John Malinderand Mersed Davtovic made during the Police internal investigation, ofthe events what happen that night. Officers conducting the internalinvestigation found Malinder and Davtovic made inconsistent statementto the investigators! Slick way of saying Malinder and Davtovic Liedabout their accounts of what happened that night. One would thinkMersed Davtovic would have no chance in hell of being reinstated. Wrongthe Civil Service Commission reinstated Mersed Dautovic! This is notonly insult to the Tax Payers of Des Moines. This is a Huge insult tothe African American Community, who are also hard working Tax Payers!As you listen to the reason John Brooks, Jeffery Hall, and Joseph Quinnreinstated officer Mersed Davtovic, took me back to 1960 Jackson,Mississippi. I felt as if the hands of time was turned backwards. Thecommission disregarded the testimony Bonds and Evans, disregarded theinformation gathered from internal affairs. They did not even askOctavius Bonds and Erin Evans to the hearing! One would think if onewas to make a fair and balance judgement one would invite the otherparty who was involved. Which led me to believe this decision wasalready made before the Civil Service Commission met on December 7th2010. Regardless of the fact Dautovic and Mailander made inconsistentstatements Mersed Dautovic was Reinstated 3-2!I truly believe this vote has deep Racial overtones in nature, Ibelieve their desion was heavily influence by Des Moines Police Union.I believe if this was a case were the officers were Black and thevictims were White! The Firings would be upheld, It so happensOctavius Bonds and Erin Evans were African American. Because OctaviusBonds and Erin Evans were African American. The Civil ServiceCommission, Police Union, David Murillo and Stewart Barnes felt Bondsand Evans are not deserving of Justice. Because Bonds and Evans wereAfrican American, their behavior and statements are a reflection ofthis!David Murillo President of Police Burial and Protective Association andSteward Barnes Police Union President were supportive of the officers.Which we cannot be surprise the history between the African AmericanCommunity and the Des Moines Police Dept is not a very good history. Infact it is a history of terror and imitation! So when Officer Murilloand Barnes came out in support of the two officers, who terrorized twoAfrican American motorist. What can you expect from officers who do notlike African Americans! Again their behavior and actions is a
reflection of this behavior! Des Moines Police Dept has a history ofRacism within it ranks and in the community. Racism which start fromthe top and trickles down to the bottom. I do give Police Chief JudyBradshaw credit she is standing behind her decision to uphold thefiring of, Mersed Dautovic, and is appealing the decision of the CivilService Commission! This is noble on Bradshaw's part however thisfurther shows the problems within the Des Moines Police Dept.!As a African American Male who has lived in Des Moines for a goodpotion of his life. I Seen the Abuse and Racism by the hands of the DesMoines Police Dept first hand. I have seen my share of beatens,Murders, intimidation, harassment, by the hands of the Des MoinesPolice Dept. Many think Police Brutality is a big city problem which isnot true! Yes Police Brutality is on the rise and most of the victimsof Police Brutality are Black . The overturning the firing of MersedDautovic is not only insult to the African American Community. Itsshows the corruption within the system a system which is suppose toprotect and serve, or Protect and Serve White People! Tax Payersdeserve better then this. It time for a overhaul of the system, peopleneed to be removed from office and positions of authority, who are notright ! I believe November 6th the wrong people were removed and thewrong people where put in place to keep this chaos going! Do not get mewrong, I know THEIR ARE GOOD POLICE OFFICERS IN THE DES MOINES POLICEDEPT! However their are a click of officers who are very influential,and have the power to make things hard for officers who go againstthem!African American Community was insulted and disrespect by the very sameindividuals who swore to protect and serve the people! Their is aofficer who may be back in my community in the future. A Officer whowas found guilty by his peers of Police Brutality. Their are Officerswithin the Des Moines Police Dept, who share the type of thinkingMersed Dautovic shares! Yet I am suppose to sleep easy knowing thisman is out their patrolling the community! What make this so bad isthe fact Linda Carter Lewis sits on the very same Civil ServiceCommission Board. Linda Carter Lewis President of the NACCP had theopportunity to block the reinstatement of Mersed Dautovic. Instead shechoose to Abstain/not to vote. I do not understand the reason shechoose not to vote. I do know Linda Carter Lewis failed to do the rightthing! Not only did she let Evans and Bonds down. She let down theAfrican American Community! Failed Black Leadership is a huge problemwithin the African American Community. We must have leadership we candepend on in critical times and if we cannot depend on that leadership,then that leadership need to be removed!African Americans pay taxes no differently then White People green isgreen. However you have individuals in authority who are White belive.If you are not White it does not matter how much money you have, yourmoney is no good to them ,which is call White Privilege. One wouldthink Des Moines, Iowa is above this type of thinking. However youhave individuals in Des Moines who believe Slavery should bereinstated. Des Moines has a very long way to go in regards to Racerelations!Whatâ
s the Difference between a Terrorist and Des Moines Police Dept?One is legal and one Illegal!Les Cason JrCASON360@aol.com

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