Judge resentences guard-saving inmate

Judge resentences guard-saving inmate

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ARTPRIZE STUDIO AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM. WE WERE THE ONLY STATION IN COURT TODAY AS THE JUDGE GIVE A MAN A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD FOR WHAT HE DID TO SAVE AN OFFICER’S LIFE. I REALIZE THAT THIS IS SOMEWHAT UNPRECEDENTED. ANTONIO BROWN WAS SUPPOSED TO SPEND AT LEAST YEAR AND A HALF BEHIND BARS IN KENT COUNTY, BUT THAT WAS BEFORE HE DIME THE AID OF A KENT COUNTY CORRECTION OFFICER BEING ATTACKED BY ANOTHER INMATE. JOE LAFURGEY WAS THE FIRST TO BREAK THE STORY ON-LINE THIS AFTERNOON. HE JOINS US FROM THE KENT COUNTY JAIL. ZO. Reporter: WELL, SUE, THE JUDGE SAID, BROWN COULD WALK OUT OF JAIL. THE PROBLEM IS. HE IS WANTED ON PROBATION VIOLATION OUT OF INDIANA SO HE WILL STAY HERE AT LEAST TONIGHT. THAT RAISES THE QUESTION — DOES THE GOOD DEED OUTWEIGH THE CRIMINAL PAST? I WANT TO THANK YOU, PERSONALLY, ON BEHALF OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, FOR STEPPING IN AND PROBABLY SAVING THIS CORRECTION OFFICER’S LIFE. Reporter: WITH THAT, CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE MARK TRUSOCK GAVE ANTONIO BROWN A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CART AT LEAST IN KENT COUNTY. THE JUDGE CRED DILTING BROWN WITH HELPING SAVE A LIFE. SIR, I THINK WAS SOMETHING THAT YOU DID THAT WAS HEROIC, THAT WAS PRAIF, AND HONORABLE, AND I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN INTO EFFECT IN YOUR SENTENCING. THE SHERIFF SAID BROWN WAS THE FIRST IN NIGHT RACH THE OFFICER AND WAS THE MOST ACTIVE IN HELPING HER. HE CALLED THE JUDGE AND ASKED IF KEY DO ANYTHING FOR BROWN. THE BROWN MADE THE FISCHL DECISION. BUT DOES IT MERIT THE REWARD? TRUSOCK SENTENCED BROWN DAYS BEFORE THE ATTACK BETWEEN 18 MONTHS AND 5 YEARS IN PRISON FROM RUNNING FROM POLICE. BROWN HAS A LENGTHY CRIPPLE UNTIL RECORD. HE IS CONSIDERED AN HABITUAL OFFENDER WHICH LIKELY PLAYED A ROLE IN THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT BROWN MAY SOME DAY RETURN TO THE JAIL. I THINK GOOD LUCK HAS STATISTICS. THAT IS A STATISTICAL PROBABILITY. HE IS COMFORTABLE WITH THE JUDGE’S DECISION. MY HOPE AND PRAYER WOULD BE THAT THIS EVENT HAS — WHEN HE RECOGNIZES HE THAT HE IS RECOGNIZED FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR AND CAN UTILIZE THIS AS A TURNING POINT IN HIS LIFE. Reporter: I TALKED TO KENT COUNTY PROSECUTOR WILLIAM FOR SIGHT THIS AFTERNOON. HE SAID HE, TOO, AGREES WITH THE DECISION. THE SHERIFF SAYS ABOUT A HALF DOZEN OTHER INMATES WERE INVOLVED IN ACTUALLY RESCUING THAT GUARD LAST THURSDAY NIGHT. THEY WILL GET SOME SORT OF REWARD AS WELL. BUT THAT WILL BE DECIDED IN A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

100 thoughts on “Judge resentences guard-saving inmate

  • Barney Miller Post author

    Maybe this will wake him up to go straight

  • Be Enlightened Post author

    I won’t judge this man for helping the guard. But I don’t think I would have done the same. I’m not proud of feeling this way. However, I know only too well, the type of man and woman that want to become, and do become cops or corrections officers. They are inherently egomaniacs, bullies, and racists. I will pray for this black American, in the hope that he can get his life on track. I will also pray for the reform of America’s cops and judicial system, because it’s seriously 2 tiered, 3 tiered if you take into account what DA’s, cops and judges are getting away with.

  • Justin Bellotti Post author

    Absolutely, I know that most people on the street wouldn't do anything to help a fellow human being, he could have just stayed out of it but chose to act. Good for him.

  • bongoboyj Post author

    Rewarded, yes. Get out of jail free card, what? No!

  • Max H Post author

    He was probably charged for non-crimes (where there was no victim or damage to property) to begin with.

  • P M Post author

    I wYeah beer what Antonio is up to these days. Hope he was able to get on the straight and narrow

  • Truthbetold Post author

    I kind of agree with the judge, whether he was doing it to be heroic or whatever the case was, maybe he will see that good deeds offer good returns that will help change his ways.

  • jjsvizard75 Post author

    "God has a plan" maybe that was the plan when he went to jail, a chance to redeem himself. Well we'll know in a few weeks to a year.

  • Mr. Zeke and The Crew Post author

    I believe in redemption… Good for him

  • Nathan Abney Post author

    I've know plenty of people that have made mistakes and went to prison. But does that make them bad people no. What most people fail to realize is that the reason we have so many repeat offenders is because they can get work. They can't get a place to live, they can barely get a driver's license. And they can't vote to change the laws that discriminate against them. I understand if they did something wrong they should pay for it. But to truly let someone get rehabilitated you have to give them the opportunity to get work to find a place to live and not discriminate against them. I know that some are scum and will always be that way but the ones who have changed and want to be better people deserve that chance. Jesus said love thy neighbor don't beat them down. God bless.

  • Primal Mgtow Post author

    I'm hoping positive and negative reinforcement helps rehabilitate this inmate you bad things you get punished if you do good things you get rewarded I can live with that

  • RavenHeaven24 Post author

    It was the right call to release him. I just hope that in the 6 years since this happened that he's truly turned his life around.

  • God Status Post author

    He saved a life…….. that's gotta count for something.

  • namnug69 Post author

    Glad to see this

  • B247E Post author

    Ask a lifer to attack a guard
    Act like you saved him
    Get out of jail and give the lifer some money
    ?????????
    Profit

    This is a joke before anyone gets triggered.

  • theflanman86 Post author

    And now he is the one of the best receivers in the NFL… talk about a redemption story.

  • Causes Effects Post author

    kanye?

  • M Smith Post author

    Antonio deserves recognition and a get of jail card.
    Yes, Indeed!

  • Carr Rexx Post author

    Don't worry keep his bunk warm.

  • Brian Heston Post author

    This would never happen in Arizona

  • bob barker Post author

    They hope he comes back cuz its a bussiness

  • polite critique Post author

    He was shot on the way home from court by cops

  • WhoDey! Post author

    Lol Antonio Brown. I knew he was a criminal.

  • Awesome Things Post author

    He risked his own life to save a guard. The guard has a family and children .In jail , saving a guard can get you killed. His charge was not violent in this case as well and his record is lengthy but not violent. Yes he deserves freedom or they could kill him in that prison at any time.

  • Sister Cyclone Post author

    Is he a model now?

  • Glenn Quagmire Post author

    I think he should have gotten a suspended sentence. i.e. 18 months probation instead of 18 months in jail. That way he is free, however, he has to keep his nose clean. He gets a break, but justice is still served.

  • Kevin N Post author

    He should have gotten out.

  • Chuck T Post author

    I hope OG seen the light and straightened out.

  • Sparky max Post author

    He was in for a victimless crime to begin with. Running from the police? Wtf is that? Personally I'd have let that pig get beat to death and done my time.

  • John Post author

    This seems good but it will actually just make criminals stage fights, rescues, etc. to get out of jail and back on the streets where they can hurt people

  • Rob M Post author

    Bullshit!

  • FmA Troopah Post author

    I’m thinking “how tf is Antonio Brown in jail, he supposed to be playing football right now” 😂

  • Edgar Aguilar Post author

    Totally justified. You’re dead if you go against your own peers in prison

  • millieo Post author

    Maybe this will change his opinion of himself for the better.

  • J.Muniz1989 Zae Post author

    Ur name is no good in the hood 😔

  • Jim 762 Post author

    Another clear miscarriage of justice – MAGA!

  • SmithN' Wesson Post author

    I thought white people are racist yet the white judge let him go

  • tigerslear Post author

    What's better than saving another person's life 🙂

  • The Kamera Post author

    "Recivitism" Sheriff Lawrence Stelma 😂

  • Shaun Weston Post author

    Does it merit a reward? Stupid fucking question. Dude saved her life.

  • The Badger Post author

    Positive Justice!!

  • james dutton Post author

    THE JUDGE WAS SPOT ON WITH THIS, GOOD FOR HIM, I HOPE THE LAD DOES WELL , HES BEEN GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE,..

  • Mo JustUs Post author

    People are not statistics…so yeh let’s “pray”

  • Democrats are cunts Post author

    What a shitty judge.

  • larry thomas Post author

    he now plays wide reliever for the Steelers

  • Jaime Perez Post author

    For all the geniuses on here. This judge did not set a precedent. Police are treated better than other citizens in the eyes of the law. If you commit a violent crime against an officer you will get a heavier sentance than if you attacked any other citizen and if you save the life of a c.o. as an inmate your sentance will be reduced. This has always been a thing. And yes, prisoners are well aware of this. This has happened many times across the country in countless institutions. Just because its not on the news doesnt mean it doesnt happen. And prisoners have more than enough time to talk and plan a situation in which one inmate who doesnt care about their life can attack a c.o. so that othef inmates can intervene to save the c.o. and be rewarded. Guess what though? It hasnt happened yet. Maybe once or twice. Because i cant be 100% sure. But it deffinately wouldnt be common at all. Inmates are aware that they will be let free or rewarded with a reduced sentance by saving an officer in jail/ prison but its not that simple. So calm down. This is far from the only judge to let an inmate free after saving a guard. And people arent just going to start attacking cos so that their inmate buddies can come in to save them and be let free. It just doesnt happen. So you can all just calm down

  • Karen Fredericks Post author

    Why doesnt this man turn over a new leaf and look into a career in the police force or parole helping other criminals to get straight. This could be a fine chance to start over.

  • Stephanie Jones Post author

    Yes his good deed shows changed behavior.

  • Magic Roundabout Post author

    It shows positive behaviour = respect and reward

  • Sharon Jordan Post author

    Doesn't he play football

  • Peter Gabriel Post author

    He was running from the police is to stay alive. He has a record because of the ws police. If he was really a criminal he wouldn't have helped the corrections officer. Fucking WS sheriff. The judge was good.

  • Joshua Riesenbeck Post author

    Frankly yes, I think it does warrant the reward. He clearly didn't murder anybody so it's not like he poses a substantial threat to others. And with this the guy can see that if you do a good thing, good things happen to you. Believe it or not life can really be that simple sometimes and this may set him on the right track.

  • Old Man Mercenary Post author

    Look this guy…even getting ready to do 18-60 months…STEPPED UP to the plate and defended another human from a vicious attack that could have killed.

    A judge is not on the bench just to issue punishments…he/she is there to recognize the ability of a person to function in a community. All of us fail at some point.

    Kudos to this judge for not just looking at his criminal past….but his actions to defend another human life

  • Shandon Hamnack Post author

    Yes i say let him out he had no serious time either so who cares

  • Daniel Chavez Post author

    Glad he saved that guard

  • hurricane Reid Post author

    Thank u inmate thank u judge

  • AmericanWerewolf 420 Post author

    Yeah a bad guy don't save guards.. let that man go home and his family

  • Greg Mckinney Post author

    Only had a year and a half. Do your time. You could have been killed.

  • Seth B Post author

    Well this isn't as bad as Clinton's and Obama's crimes everyone should get out of jail and prison none have done as much evil as these people .

  • pitbullz2 Post author

    Goodshit

  • Dinsee Nuffin Post author

    Good result. Well why not, He didoo summin'

  • Andrew Dwight Post author

    Everyone makes mistakes! As long as you change your life and learn from mistakes thats what matters. We really need to take the felon tag off people who have not committed violent crimes and have turned their lives around!!!!!

  • Chris Longski Post author

    The system owes him ONE MORE CHANCE after saving the officer's life. Better stay clean, dude !

  • Judy Jessee Post author

    Brother said just google drunk speeding cops and judges ,also Google Swat Officer DUI had machine gun in the front door and out the back. These public servants are HTO offenders that do not have to face justice

  • Dan Conner Post author

    Let him go

  • Alleyezon Blasian Post author

    He has a good heart.. God bless him .

  • Joachim Sudergat Post author

    He deserved it.
    A honorable act deserves a honorable second chance.
    I hope he handle this smart, not everyone gets a chance like this one.

  • Jason Jackson Post author

    He dint du nuffin, he did sumptin!! 😂😂😂

  • Alex Prokhorov Post author

    Statistilly, we're evil from the Bible. Every good deed should be counted in.

  • Grinning Goat Post author

    Jails and Prisons are over populated and crowded, taxing us greatly. If people like this can risk themselves to do good, then it's a chance that maybe the can be rehabilitated back into society.

  • Curtis Cobb Post author

    He knew what to do 😂😂

  • Paranormal Theory Post author

    … whoa..! At about 36 seconds in, did this guy actually honk the horn of his invisible car?

  • robertm2000 Post author

    People are always talking about "proportional punishment" – criminals need to have the penalties for their crimes match up to the severity of those crimes. Why shouldn't a reward for doing the direct opposite of one of those crimes – saving someone whose life is in direct danger from a criminal – have a reward that is also proportional to their heroism?

  • alan smlth Post author

    Do the right thing it will pay off.

  • Anna Vajda Post author

    If they are going to punish bad behaviour they should reward good behaviour that is how corrections are supposed to work.

  • 55 scuba Post author

    This is a catch 22 . I hope this man uses this as a new opportunity to be a good citizen.

  • sauropod Post author

    In the words of Oscar Wilde. "All saints had a past. All sinners have a future"

  • Matthew McInnis Post author

    In Canada, the man would get an even harsher sentence for "being involved" in a fight.

  • Pebbles Post author

    Hope he's not back in jail.

  • chief tp Post author

    so now all that inmates have to do is set up a fake attack on a guard?

  • Wished we Were free Post author

    Add a boy Luther

  • STAR OF DAVID67 Post author

    One good turn deserves another, maybe set the guy up with a half decent job too and then its up to hi.

  • Don’t be Mad Post author

    A lot of people deserve second chances, except pedophiles and murderers. Just shoot them.

  • Red Dog 8814 Post author

    Kanye?

  • proud man Post author

    A life for a life works both ways

  • Wareagle86 Post author

    He ran away from cops, but ran to them when it counted. Deserves to be let out.

  • Nigel 900 Post author

    Even a broken clock tells the time accurately twice a day….

  • Thomas Turelli Post author

    Yes

  • keb1776 Post author

    I though only Governors could do that

  • oEx0duSo Post author

    Got to love the news… Instead of just praising this man for his actions they also have to put him down as well ALL in the same video!

    First it's he did a WONDERFUL thing.

    Second, He will be back in our jail another day..

    Who cares if he does go back but in THIS case you could've left that part out smh…..

  • Barry Robinson Post author

    I was a prison guard for 30-yrs and this man needs to be released

  • Doug Bolling Post author

    Yea they did the right thing today , and the next day all bets are off , he is still locked up .

  • Sven3xs Post author

    Oh freaking please..they HAD to let him out. Once he chose the Cop over the Code, he was done..if they left him in there, they would be responsible for his death, because no way would they be able to protect him 24/7.
    Kudos to them for coming up with that spin though..lol.

  • Rick Arra Post author

    Great job judge

  • Tiger Steele Post author

    NO…HE SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED…..HE JUST DID THE RIGHT THING…….HE IS STILL A CAREER CRIMINAL!!!!

  • peter donaghue Post author

    keep him in use him as free work

  • Even Bet Post author

    Humans acting human. One would hope it’s not a rare sight in our institutions.

  • David Brien Post author

    Yes he did a great thing. Freedom for anyone that does that.

  • Harry Johnson Post author

    You got a reprieve sir. Take advantage of it and get your life in order.

  • MadHatterx Post author

    a white judge lets a black man free. race baiters eat your hearts out

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