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SEE NO EVIL: Judge Dismisses Graffiti Beatdown

police_brutality.jpgDAILY NEWS: A Common Pleas judge – like another judge before him – dismissed all charges yesterday against two former Philadelphia police officers accused of punching and kicking a graffiti vandal in Feltonville two years ago. After an 80-minute hearing involving two new witnesses, plenty of objections by high-profile defense attorneys, and impassioned arguments, Judge Frank Palumbo ended the case by announcing: “Discharged.” The two ex-cops, Sheldon Fitzgerald and Howard Hill III, both 30, then left the courtroom and were congratulated by their former colleagues. The two declined comment. Fortunato “Fred” Perri Jr., who represented the men with his partner Brian McMonagle, said: “We’re thrilled.” Perri said Hill and Fitzgerald had been fired from the force and are seeking to get their jobs back.

The preliminary hearing against the two on aggravated assault and related charges was first heard in November before Municipal Court Senior Judge Francis P. Cosgrove, who had similarly dismissed all charges. The District Attorney’s Office then refiled the charges against Hill and Fitzgerald, who were accused of beating graffiti vandal David Vernitsky and fracturing his jaw about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 26, 2007, near 4th Street and Wyoming Avenue, after they observed him spray-painting a wall of a business. MORE

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2 Responses to “SEE NO EVIL: Judge Dismisses Graffiti Beatdown”

  1. Anthony Says:

    Evil judges are the norm, rather than the exception in Wisconsin. Take the recent case where Judge Lynn Adelman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin suspended the sentence of a convicted child pornographer. This isn’t the first time Judge Lynn Adelman has suspended the sentence of a child pornographer. He also suspended the sentence of a convicted pedophile and child pornographer in 2008. There have been a number of unsuccessful attempts to remove Judge Lynn Adelman from the bench but federal judges are seated for life, regardless of how evil they are.

  2. Michael Says:

    Judge Lynn Adelman of Milwaukee is the son of a radicalized Zionist Jew. Lynn Adelman’s rulings are outrageous and violate the rights of the honest people of Wisconsin. Bill Clinton appointed Lynn Adelman, a Jew, to the federal bench in Milwaukee. Bill Clinton has had his own experiences with Jews. Notably, Monica Lewinsky, a Jewess, performed fellatio on Bill Clinton right in the White House when he was President. Jews like Monica Lewinsky and Judge Lynn Adelman are the reason the U.S.A. is in the toilet. A famous Biblical quote reads: “Jews are of the devil, their father.” The Bible prophesied the evil of the Jews and the destruction they would inflict on the human race.

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