Buffalo Cops Who Shoved 75 y.o. Charged with 2nd Degree Assault

A now-viral video showed 75-year-old peace activist Martin Gugino being shoved to the ground and left in a pool of blood.


Daily Beast: Two Buffalo cops were arraigned on Saturday on one count each of assault in the second degree, after they allegedly shoved a 75-year-old demonstrator during anti-police brutality protests.

Martin Gugino, a longtime peace activist in the upstate New York city, hit his head on the pavement and was left on the ground as blood pooled around his head on Thursday evening. He remained in hospital in a serious but stable condition on Saturday.

Initially, city officials claimed Gugino had tripped and fell. However, a video surfaced showing riot police, who were clearing Niagara Square at the time, clearly pushing Gugino over and walking by his motionless body. The video had been viewed 78 million times by Saturday.


When the two officers, Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe, were suspended without pay on Friday, all 57 officers in the department’s Emergency Response Team quit the elite unit in protest.

Hundreds of Buffalo police officers showed up to the courthouse to back the pair on Saturday, after the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association reportedly circulated text messages drumming up support. Police and other supporters reportedly cheered when one of the officers exited the courthouse.  read more…


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  1. The third guy (sarge?) who pushed the one in the back and shouted the order needs to be charged as well. Buffalo has a major racist problem and is definitely suffering from Trump derangement syndrome. Anyone can say what they want, but the biggest fracker only hires white christian evangelical quarterbacks in Buffalo. It is a gang. They took over a vulnerable population with intent. Not good.

  2. Yes, their faces are disfigured by intelligence and humanity. These two scoundrels almost took a man’s life. Caused a lot of damage to health. Dismiss. Award a huge fine so that their families will pay for their entire lives. And these two bulls to be put in jail.

  3. They ALL should sign up and become the CAPOS, in the Soviet GULAG! Are we in the ‘Land of the Free? What has happened to the, ‘Land’, that is supposed to be;… ‘that shining beacon atop the hill’, (democracy, equality, justice for all), that all the other nations on this planet admire and wish that they could copy? We are morphing into a, ‘Dictatorial Police State’!!

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