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Well he applied the RNC before he was on the ground being restrained.
He obviously had no idea on the way to use it for numerous reasons; namely that it is illegal to use via police procedure and that he wasnt applying it correctly in any case.
To say that he understood what he was doing is erroneous, yet his ignorance is no excuse for breaking procedure.
That may not be true if the person is under arrest, and has been arrested a couple dozen times before, resisting arrest in many of those other arrests. People say all kinds of things when being arrested, "I can't breathe!" "You're breaking my arm!" "The cuffs are cutting off circulation to my hands!"
In normal circumstances, you are probably right as someone wouldn't normally make up such a lie out of the blue. However, when being arrested, police would wind up with serious problems if even half the "medical complaints" they received were true.
I hope for blood in the streets. This issue will not resolve until we the People show the occupation we mean business.
Question: has a cop in America EVER been indicted? Excluding the ones who rape women in their squad cars...I don't think so.
Earlier this year, a grand jury in North Carolina indicted a Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer for fatally shooting a former college football player who was knocking on doors looking for help after he drove his car off the road.
And a police officer in North Augusta, South Carolina, was indicted in August on a charge of misconduct in office after he shot a 68-year-old man who had failed to pull over for a traffic stop, and instead drove home.
originally posted by: beforemorning
Even if mass riots in NYC don't occur, I'm glad as a white I am not living anywhere near there. Guerilla warfare isn't easy to avoid. On a constructive note, what can replace the dysfunctional grand jury system?
You are talking about a technique/classification while I'm talking about a result. I could honestly care less what you or anyone else classifies an RNC as. Because if you or I choke someone to death you better believe the prosecution won't view it as anything other than deadly force, whether it's voluntary or not.
So why protect police behind technicalities? Why is it okay for them to kill someone because in their mind they didn't apply deadly force?
Where do I draw this line? We can start by declaring that if a police officer employs an unauthorized method of force, such as the RNC, they should no longer have protection from the use of force continuum. The rest we can leave to common sense which unfortunately for you, doesn't include air conditioning.
Now these are opinions that I've held long before the "current media and popular opinion hyperbol". So the next time you want to tell me what drives my opinion, keep it to yourself.
originally posted by: tigertatzen
a reply to: Collateral
I've seen numerous posts on this thread in which people said if he hadn't been breaking the law, he wouldn't have lost his life. The same can be said for the cop...if he had not applied a choke hold on the guy in the first place, he might be alive and in jail instead of in the ground.