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MAN PARALYZED BY COPS DURING ILLEGAL RAID OVER $100 WEED GETS $11M AS LYING COPS WALK

SOURCE: THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT
Myrtle Beach, SC — The taxpayers of South Carolina were put on notice this week that they will be the ones footing the record $8.5 million bill for the cops who dumped dozens of rounds into a Myrtle Beach man over $100 worth of pot. The victim, Julian Betton was left paralyzed by Drug Enforcement Unit officers with Myrtle Beach police hell bent on eradicating a plant that is legal in some form in most of the country.

Burton Craige, an attorney with the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Patterson Harkavy law firm, said Myrtle Beach officials agreed to an $8.5 million settlement, according to WMBF.

Betton sued the city and officer David Belue, alleging unlawful entry and the use of excessive force in the April 16, 2015 raid. The latest settlement comes after Betton already received $2.75 million from the Drug Enforcement Unit task force. The city of Myrtle Beach and Belue were the only remaining defendants, according to WMBF.

In total, $11.25 million was paid out to resolve cops trying to murder a man for possessing a little bit of a plant.

WMBF reports that Jonny McCoy, one of Betton’s attorneys, said he’s not sure if the civil settlement is enough for his client.

“I’ve apologized to Julian Betton so many times that he’s going through this. We all have. And $11.25 million? I’m sorry, is that enough? I don’t know,” McCoy said.

Radley Balko summed up the near-homicide of this low-level Myrtle Beach pot dealer at the hands of police.

Julian Betton’s offense was to sell $100 worth of pot to a friend. For that, South Carolina police battered down his door, fired 57 shots at him and hit him nine times, leaving him paralyzed and without the use of several major body organs. The cops then lied about the circumstances of the raid to make it seem as if Betton deserved every bullet. When Betton awoke from a coma, his leg was shackled to the hospital bed. Prosecutors then charged him with several felonies — enough of them to put him in prison for the rest of his life, should he survive his injuries. For those two sales of pot totaling $100, Betton will not only be saddled with paralysis and debilitating injury, he’ll also have a felony record. The cops who broke down his door, filled him with bullets and then lied about what had happened will suffer no punishment at all

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all those thinking about hosting a company event in Myrtle Beach...DON'T, and please let the current Mayor of this city, Brenda Bethune,understand why.

If you happen to live in this city, move as immediately as possible out of it, again informing Mayor Bethune, as to why this has happened.

If you have a kid in the public school system, pull them out of there, and place them in a private school as quickly as possible, again informing Mayor Bethune, as to why this has happened.

And please clearly explain that the reason you are taking these actions, is because living, working, and just being, in Myrtle Beach, has become hazardous to the health of its citizens and visitors, as this incident has aptly demonstrated.

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