Tom Burton And His Buffalo, New York Cop Clients Get Gutted In Consultant's Rebuke

Activities in Buffalo, New York send analyst and consultant, Marshall Barnes to speaking out against officers charged with assault and their attorney, Thomas Burton.
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MINNEAPOLIS - June 8, 2020 - PRLog -- "Tom Burton, said prosecutors didn't have any grounds to bring felony charges. He said his client is a decorated military veteran with a clean record as a police officer."

That's according to The Express in the UK, talking about Thomas H. Burton, a longtime attorney for the Police Benevolent Association. When asked about Burton's contention that his client is a decorated military veteran and police officer with a clean record, Marshall Barnes, working as a consultant on police/community relations, responded with mockery.

"What does Tom think?", Marshall asks. "Look, it doesn't matter how many decorations his client's received from the military or if his record is clean as a cop. He callously shoved a 75 year old man to the ground for no reason, a clear indication of bad training or his training failing under stress.

"In fact, I would investigate his psychological predisposition because if he's such a decorated vet, there is a greater than zero probability of having a psychological sensitivity under duress that would trigger unnecessary aggression in the course of executing his duties during the heightened tension of a police protest. It wouldn't be unusual for the "it's us vs them" mindset to kick in and then, with his military experience contributing a psychological frame work against which he's processing this clearing movement during the protest, he's easily not thinking clearly."

"To everyone, with a normal perspective, it was a totally unwarranted assault. You know why? We have hours of video from all over the country of officers confronting protesters who didn't shove anyone to the ground, let alone old people.

"Furthermore, each and every officer that resigned in protest has lost all sense of what their job is. Their job is to protect and serve the public. it's not about them, which is what the police unions are guilty of promoting, The days when they can just roll over the people have ended."

Marshall, however, does not support defunding police.

"I don't support defunding police. I support good cops and the jobs they do. I support reforms backed by the force of law. The mayor of Minneapolis has identified the overarching problem - the police unions. I have said this since 1992. The FOP and other unions make it hard to get rid of bad cops. The way counter by passing laws overriding the unions. Make certain acts illegal despite what police unions say. You do it by referendum, taking it out of the hands of politicians. If cops don't like it, they can quit and that's how you reform the police."

Jake Shisler
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Location:Minneapolis - Minnesota - United States
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