News Guard Spared Jail Time After Unprovoked Assault On Inmate

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  1. dawg

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    In other words this behavior is just fine and dandy with this Judge. Reminds me of the Dupont case where the judge said "He would not Fare Well in prison" Clearly, the law is not for everyone folks.

    Chicago, IL - A veteran Cook County Jail guard who cold-cocked an inmate in an attack caught on video was spared prison Monday by a judge who called it "an act of indiscretion."

    Judge Lawrence Flood imposed a sentence of 18 months of probation on Rico Palomino, a law enforcement heavyweight champion boxer who was said to have an otherwise spotless record in his 15 years at the jail.

    "In looking at the act itself, it was one slap or punch," the judge said. "That's bad enough, but it isn't any more than that."

    "I really believe that if you could take it back, you'd do it in a heartbeat," Flood told Palomino, who had about 20 supporters watching in the courtroom at the Leighton Criminal Court Building. "I believe it's an act of indiscretion."

    After a bench trial in June, Flood convicted Palomino of one count of aggravated battery and two counts of official misconduct, all felonies. He faced a maximum five years in prison.

    At trial, Palomino testified that he was defending himself against the inmate, identified as Rafael Aleman, but in finding Palomino guilty, the judge said the video clearly showed Aleman had his hands down when Palomino struck him once in the face, knocking him to the floor.

    Prosecutors had asked the judge to give Palomino a sentence that would send a message to other law enforcement officers.

    "This defendant wasn't just another thug committing a crime on the street — he was worse," said Assistant State's Attorney Lauren Freeman. "He was a thug committing a crime behind his badge. He was using his badge and uniform to beat up on someone who did not deserve it."
     
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    Despite what you hear in stories, fat guys are not jolly.
     
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    Gotta ask my brother what he knows about this. He's a guard at Stateville.
     
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    Looks like he was playing the "Knock out Game"

    Guy walking by minding his own business gets clocked.
     
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    sucker punch/smack'd him and he more or less shook it off

    gay


    the story is he'll get fired now
    another moron losing his job and shit because he had to be the man
     
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    that kid really ate that punch from king kong bundy like a champ.

    pos thing to do. not defending the goon but there may be a back story. what a retard to not know there was a camera there.

    anyway, victim is not black so this is not news. :coffee:
     
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    Chicago's a tough guy town.
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    the guard has a facebook account
    if you just looked at the pictures
    not knowing he was in law enforcement
    you would immediately assume he was a criminal

    which he is of course
     
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    Yeah Judge, a punch from a heavy weight boxer can be a "slap". Hope the Judge gets fired too.
     
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    The guard was county, no connection with IDOC.
     
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    Yeah, this is a guard, you cant confuse the two. I get it.
     
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    Yeah that kid just got up and moved along, with a trail of blood dripping from what I would guess was his nose.

    Does he kid have any rights, like suing the guard in a civil lawsuit, or has he lost those rights?
     
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    i'm impressed he wasn't laid out cold. that guard is a big fat motherfucker.

    he would definitely have a suit because of the tape but this kid's case will be settled out of court for a lot of money. he deserves atleast a little something for taking a shot like that.
     
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    my pop's, who worked in max security corrections all his life since he was like 25, would probably deem that criminal.
     
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    Crooked ass C.O's where do you think all the drugs in jail come from
     
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    The knock out game? How cowardly can you get?

    Here's a game for the family of victim Rafael Aleman to play.....It's called the "Look up the addresses of the guard and judge in the Chicago public employee system." Note: Better get the guard fast, as he won't be in the employed section for long.

    Next step is for the relatives to carry out their own trial and dole out the appropriate punishment for those involved in the miscarriage of justice on their loved one.

    Could be an Olympic event one day! :D Fun times!
     
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    Boy, that is one crisp squared away uniform that guy is in.
     
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