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‘This Case Is a Great Example of Why Our Deputies Wear Body Cameras’

Posted on | March 17, 2021 | Comments Off on ‘This Case Is a Great Example of Why Our Deputies Wear Body Cameras’

Say hello to Raymond Glass, the kind of criminal who makes you wish there were more police brutality in America. In 2015, a Florida man named Larkland Harris Jr. “with a long history of violence and who spent six years in state prison” was charged with stabbing Glass outside a Pizza Hut in Flagler County. The report of that crime noted that Glass himself had “an arrest record that includes charges for burglary, grand theft, drug charges, criminal mischief and probation violation.”

Glass survived being stabbed, in part because of life-saving efforts by a Flagler County sheriff’s deputy named Daniel Weaver. So the encounter between Glass and Weaver this week was a reunion of sorts. Weaver saw Glass walking with a woman who had a “no-contact” order against Glass, and pulled over to investigate:

Weaver was familiar with Glass’s history and knew he was on probation and not supposed to be in proximity of a woman Glass was near when the deputy saw him on U.S. 1. and East Palm Street in Bunnell. Weaver also had reports that Glass was living with the woman in a tent in the area, that the woman was 12 weeks pregnant with twins, and that Glass was preventing her from seeking medical treatment.
Glass was upset that Weaver called him over, claiming he was not near the woman. Weaver is disbelieving but courteous, having seen Glass walk with the woman side by side, then told him he’d be calling his probation officer.

Here, watch the video as Glass claims “police brutality”:


Glass: “You can’t tase me!”
Deputy: (Tases him.)

Glass was “charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Threats to a Law Enforcement Officer, Criminal Mischief over $1,000, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two counts of Resisting Arrest. He was additionally charged with Violation of Probation for violating the no contact order. He is being held with no bond allowed.” The sheriff’s office issued this statement:

“Our deputies showed great restraint while dealing with this guy who was trying to fight them and continually threatened to kill them,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “He even went so far as to bang his own head into the patrol car while screaming ‘police brutality.’ This case is a great example of why our deputies wear body cameras and why we are implementing dashboard cameras across our fleet of patrol vehicles. We have demonstrated transparency throughout my tenure and our well trained deputies have nothing to hide. It’s also a warning that if you resist you will still go to the Green Roof Inn but with many more charges.”

Nobody rioted. No hashtags. No CNN coverage. Even if the deputy had shot this worthless punk, nobody would have protested.



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