posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 07:10 AM
a reply to: pheonix358
Indeed. Perhaps I was unclear in my above comment.
The actions of these police officers were unwarranted according to what we know so far. They had no reason to lay a hand on ANYONE in this situation
what so ever, and from what I understand, they initiated what came to pass, by presumably attempting to force the Marines to quit their efforts to aid
the downed individual.
Anyone, whether a Marine, or a civilian, whether a doctor or a sales rep for a car company, who is rendering aid to an unconscious person, ought to
be assisted in doing so, not prevented from doing so. For police, of all people, to step in and prevent someone receiving first aid when they are down
and unresponsive is reckless, and places the life of the downed individual at some considerable risk, or rather, increases the risk to them.
When someone is knocked out, the risk of them going into shock is quite high, and simple first aid procedures, including keeping that person in the
recovery position, keeping a check on their respiration, and so on, can literally save their life. That is a noble thing for anyone to involve
themselves in, and ought to be supported, not curtailed by spurious application of power on the part of law enforcement.
If an officer was down and unconscious, I very much doubt that a person rendering aid to that officer would be bought up on charges, if they refused
to cease and desist their attempts to lend a hand, and got into an altercation over it.