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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
This video clearly shows a mental illness. Of the police officer. This police brutality seems to be what the LEO feel is their right.
What's unfortunate is this treatment would have most people defend themselves and then they would be resisting arrest. This man being under the influence is probably the only thing that saved him from fighting.
Resistance should not be allowed to be used as a catch all any longer. Clearly these officers need better LEO and moral training.
It may be reasonable for police officers to assume that someone weaving through lanes and driving erratically at 4 a.m. could be intoxicated. This is just what Nevada law enforcement assumed when they pulled over Adam Greene, forced him out of his vehicle when he wouldn’t move and beat him until his body would submit to allowing them to put on handcuffs.link
But Greene, of Henderson, Nev., wasn’t intoxicated. He was in diabetic shock, a condition that results from low blood sugar.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal explains officers believed Greene to be resisting arrest, so they put their knees into his back to yank his arms upward, cracking one of his ribs in the process, and kicked him in the face. Officers from both the Henderson Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol were present, although it is reported that state troopers did not beat Greene
I expect there to be protests and riots because of this......... *crickets, crickets*
originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: abe froman
Maybe some of the equipment is an brain implant that allows Obama and staff to talk to local police and tell them to beat suspects harder. That must be it.
The police want the armor and vehicles for the day the public comes looking for them.
It seems that Americans commenting on this particular 'police brutality' video follow and fall into the same trap of trying to remain objectively pc, or politically correct. Apparently, many observers of the video can't make a judgement because they don't know what happened prior, but to be honest, what happened prior to the beating is irrelevant.
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
a reply to: 00nunya00
And yet the facts are still unknown. All we see is the middle of the situation. We do not see the very start what the man was doing to have the police called. Nor have we seen the end result of the medical testing. All we see is the middle. Kind of reminds me of another case, Rodney King. You remember, the video that caused the LA riots, cause everyone thought the police were being excessive on the man. Course they never saw the police chase, and it did not come out until later that Rodney was high as a kite on crystal, and it certainly did not come out until later how this man, being high on crystal resisted all non lethal force, such as being tazed. All of that came out during the trial. All that was seen was the video in the middle of the events, where they were having to subdue him.
The ultimate point is that such needs to be investigated.