Clark County, New Jersey cops pulled over Fortuna Riga, for allegedly running a stop sign. Riga says the cops pulled him out of his car, and his 61 year old mother intervened. According to the cops his mother jumped on one of the officers back. According to the family, she merely grabbed one of the officers and asked why they were going after her son? The officers slammed the grandmother to the ground, breaking out her front teeth, and causing multiple fractures. She is in critical condition, and was placed into a medically induced coma. It is unclear how long she will remain in the hospital or how long the recovery will take.
Riga was taken away in handcuffs and given multiple citations including reckless driving and refusing to exit the vehicle when ordered.
The couple’s five year old child was in the car, and exposed to this traumatic incident where those who claim to “protect,” but instead brutalized his grandmother, the injuries show that very easily this lady could have lost her life, and very well may never be the same.
Crystal Palmeri still doesn’t understand how a simple traffic stop, can turn into such violence.
“All of a sudden he grabbed my mother in law by the arm, lifted her off her feet in mid-air and slammed her on the ground. All you saw was blood pouring out of her face”
Her son is also now terrified of the police
“Now my son is scared of cops and they’re supposed to serve and protect us. And all they did was terrify us”
Fortuna Riga also is confused. I would imagine he is furious as well.
. “They tried saying my mom jumped on the cop’s back. My mom grabbed the cop and said ‘why are you going after my son like this?’. He was like, shut up boom and just slammed her, she went face first.”
The DA, and Internal affairs are investigating the incident. Clark police did not comment, but the Union County Prosecutor’s Office says the incident is under investigation and witnesses are urged to contact the office at 908-370-8758.
If the cops weren’t so adamant about generating revenue through the extortion of peaceful people merely traveling to and from their destinations this never would have happened. The family would have arrived safely at their destination, and enjoyed whatever activity they had planned. Instead, violent thugs with the permission of the state took it upon themselves to use force against complete strangers in order to gain some shekels for the kings treasury.
Claiming to “protect and serve,” they pulled over this reckless driver, who couldn’t have been that reckless as no victim was created, and therefore a crime could not have been committed. Instead a regulation of our free travel led to a victim being created, and a crime being committed. This time instead of the criminal being some baggy pants, hoody wearing Hollywood thug, it was men in blue suits with shiny badges that get to wear that crown.