OIF Hero SGT Mark England beaten & tased by Las Vegas Police at McCarran Airport
Buying a hot dog and soda turned out costing a soldier much more than the $3.25 he originally paid! SGT Mark T. England, an Iraq war veteran was preparing to leave Las Vegas after a doing some sight seeing and gambling during a weekend NASCAR event. What happened at the airport defies anyones imagination!
Here are a few excerpts from an article posted in the
Iraq war veteran tells of beating at airport
Soldier accuses Las Vegas police
“you can’t take a soda through the security checkpoint even if you have a receipt. You can, however, purchase a drink after passing through the checkpoint.”
Things were fairly calm still at this point!
“He said the officer hit him multiple times with the baton, breaking three ribs on his left side and injuring his hand and head. Another officer then shocked him with a Taser at least three times, England said.”
How did things get so,out of hand? During his tour in Iraq in 2004, SGT England sustained only a hand injury.
When England was released from the Clark County jail the next day, he was bruised and looked horrible, said his friend Ken Dorton who bailed him out.
“My first reaction was, ‘Oh my god. What did they do to you?’ ” said Dorton. He said England had dried blood on his hand and face and a swollen eye.”
All this over a cup of soda?
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