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originally posted by: johnwick
originally posted by: greydaze
a reply to: Bloodydagger
Whatever..If it had been 2 Pigs on a armed civilian,the civilian would have been beaten to a bloody pulp,or killed.
And charged with resisting arrest, even though all he was doing was trying to protect his head from there another kick to the face.
I'm glad these savages are getting what they deserve.
They have been dishing it out for decades.
originally posted by: Bloodydagger
Are we about to live in a world where a lot of cops are afraid to do their job? Also, i'd pay close attention to the job overall for the next year or so. I bet we are about to see an exodus where lots of cops quit over what is going on. A cop that is afraid to lay his/her hands on someone in any manner is here.
The analogy of other professions not putting up with bad actors in their ranks is apt. Can you imagine if it was common practice for Doctors to cover up gross malpractice (or, say, sexual misconduct)...
originally posted by: kellyjay
originally posted by: Bloodydagger
Department said the police are under intense scrutiny so any use of force can be viewed as unjust
“A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what's going on in the media," the officer said to the news site. "I hesitated because I didn't want to be in the media like I am right now."
I seen this coming a mile away. I think a lot here did too. In the age of social media and where everything is recorded, I can see certain cops getting gun shy when it comes to using any type of force when trying to subdue someone and adding further risk to their own lives due to it. Of course, there are exceptions and some cops will continue to use force, however, I'm quite certain that there are plenty of good cops out there right now questioning themselves if they are even in the right profession anymore and how they are having to walk on eggshells due to the bad apple cops giving the entire Police Force nation wide a bad thuggery name.
I'm not pro-cop or against cops, but I just find this interesting and I bet we see more cases like this one come up in the future.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is what is going on making their jobs harder/impossible since they are being scrutinized under a microscope?
I think its a good thing in the sense that cops might think twice about shooting unarmed civilians if they know they will be under the spotlight, and will instead use less lethal force if the situation allows it.
Although i do feel sorry for the good cops, who are now in a position like this man, where they feel afraid to use force thus end up having their own lives endangered as a result. A lot of the public forget or don't realise that these cops put their lives on the line every day and that they have wives, and children that they want to go home to at night.
Ive said already that body cams need to be implemented in every state, not only as a deterent for bad cops that shoot first and ask questions later, but also for the good cops who are justified in their use of force, that people might construe as in the wrong, that way they have video evidence that clears them.
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: Shamrock6
If two guys attack me with fists and I shoot them with a gun, what happens to me as a citizen, just curious.
Are we about to live in a world where a lot of cops are afraid to do their job?
If they see a broken taillight, or something minor, they could stop the person, tell them about it, and be on their way without going into all the "show us your papers" and other deep-inquisition tactics.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
If he was "scared" to use force then he might want to revisit his agency's use of force policy.
Fairly certain that "getting your ass handed to you" justifies use of force in response to it.
But I may be mistaken.