5 corrections officers acquitted of assaulting inmate

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Five state correctional officers were acquitted last night by an Anne Arundel County jury of second-degree assault charges.
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zmarkus

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No one outside the corrections system knows the difficult job the officers perform day in and day out. It is a very thankless job. If were easy and fun, then eveyone would be doing it, but it is not a job for everyone.In the most dangerous of situations, officers have to react with the training they've been given. To voluntarily put on the uniform and work in an environment of 1,200 inmates walking freely. 2/3 of which are convicted murderers and 90% are in some type of gang. If you're reading this, ask yorself, "could I do it?"
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Good for them. I have a good friend who used to be a C.O. He received death threats on a regular basis for just trying to do his job. Maybe if folk don't engage in criminal activity to begin with, then they don't have to worry about getting their @sses kicked inprison.

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I have a good friend also. Who was brutality beaten by Maryland DOC officers. Haven't Spoke to him in a few months and I really hope this is not his case. Those officers need to be punished!!

Remember the man that officers beat to death back 2005.
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Ms K

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I really don't care if a person is an inmate or not THEY ARE STILL HUMAN. There is no reason for anyone to assault anyone, as the same rules that apply to civilians should apply to officers of the law and the correctional instituitions. In addition, one would expect a criminal to try and committ more crimes. Officers are expected to step up to the plate, as they did take an oath.
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thank you miss k its about time people see these officers for who they really are,the crimes that are commited by these officers in these correctional centers are not limited to only assults. however when it comes to punishment they are not treated equal.they commit the crime, they should do the time, give them a taste of their own medicine. and if anyone feels sorry for them because that is their job, well thats the job they chose.

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Tony wrote:
Good for them. I have a good friend who used to be a C.O. He received death threats on a regular basis for just trying to do his job. Maybe if folk don't engage in criminal activity to begin with, then they don't have to worry about getting their @sses kicked inprison.
Getting a ass kicking is NOT a big deal what so ever. The manner it is giving is the issue IMO.

The same CO seen outside the prison walls would NOT have the same aggressive attitude.

I bet your friend who, god forbid gets verbal death threats. Personal experience tells me your friend uses his 9 to 5 as his courage.
In reality Having a badge,weapons and employees to back you up really gives one the fake heart to talk down to inmates.

Im sure this section will not be a favorite.

65% of police officers when giving the question:

Were you ever picked on or bullied as a kid answered YES.

Becoming a police officer is their way of getting back at the bullies.

Having a badge and a gun makes one feel invincible.
Wouldn't you agree?
BBB

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zmarkus wrote:
No one outside the corrections system knows the difficult job the officers perform day in and day out. It is a very thankless job. If were easy and fun, then eveyone would be doing it, but it is not a job for everyone.In the most dangerous of situations, officers have to react with the training they've been given. To voluntarily put on the uniform and work in an environment of 1,200 inmates walking freely. 2/3 of which are convicted murderers and 90% are in some type of gang. If you're reading this, ask yorself, "could I do it?"
Nope...I wouldn't even try.

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