Court Vindicates Black Officer Fired for Stopping Colleague's Chokehold

Officer Cariol Horne responded to a call for a colleague in need of help. What she encountered was a white officer who appeared to be “in a rage” punching a handcuffed Black man in the face repeatedly as other officers stood by.

Horne, who is Black, heard the handcuffed man say he could not breathe and saw the white officer put him in a chokehold. At that point, court documents show, she forcibly removed the white officer and began to trade blows with him.

In the altercation’s aftermath, Horne was reassigned, hit with departmental charges and, eventually, fired just one year short of the 20 on the force she needed to collect her full pension. She tried, and failed, more than once to have the decision reversed as unfair.


On Tuesday, in an outcome explicitly informed by the police killing of George Floyd, a state court judge vacated an earlier ruling that affirmed her firing, essentially rewriting the end of her police career, and granting her the back pay and benefits she had previously been denied.
“The legal system can at the very least be a mechanism to help justice prevail, even if belatedly,” the judge, Justice Dennis E. Ward, wrote.
His ruling also invoked the deaths of Floyd and Eric Garner, a Black man from Staten Island whose dying words — “I can’t breathe” — have become a national rallying cry against police brutality.
“The time is always right to do right,” added Ward, of the state Supreme Court in Erie County, quoting Martin Luther King Jr.

arudishiwe pesa yake chapchap ya hiyo miaka yote

What has this to do with bonoboisim and low IQ of the black race?

remember you are part of the black race

@Ndindu ni bipolar kazi ni kuropokwa kama kichaa

Ni wapi ameongea kuhusu hiyo?

Am no psychoanalyst but I can tell you one thing about this mofo

He’s got low esteem. He hates what he is probably coz of comparing himself to others who he feels are doing better than him. He got low grades in school and celebrates when those that did better than him fail in life.

A pathetic cycle to be caught up in, sucks alot from oneself.

Mr @Ndindu, get your priorities right and try to have an open mind. Everything is not a competition.

That’s what we know him for,ama you are him and him is you?

Mimi sitambui A wala A-. They are employees. I am NOT!