posted on Jun, 26 2007 @ 05:43 PM
Here's my take on it. Police officers don't make the laws. POlice officers enforce the laws. With that being said, you don't see in the video what
happened before. You dont se if the cop was provoked, you only get one side of the story.
You know what a cops main goal is while being on duty? To go home alive. Cops don't know if you are carrying a weapon. They aren't going to assume
you are not. They risk their lives everyday just by going to their job.
Are there bad cops, sure. But you can also say there's bad people as well who would like nothing more then to kill a cop, hurt his family or hurt his
fellow officers. Cops are harassed on a daily basis. I'm sure those skateboarders weren't entirely 100% innocent.
Also it doesn't matter your age, these teenagers knew better. If a cop tells you to stop, freeze, stop resisting you need to do it. Otherwise it's
another charge tacked onto whatever you were being charged with in the first place.
If there's a no skateboard policy and these kids broke the rules and the officer more then likely did give a warning, because face it, that type of
charge isn't worth taking paper on. I'm willing to bet the cop said hey get off the boards, the kids made a comment to the cop and hence the kid got
what was coming. If he simply stopped, none of that probably would've happened.
People like to say cops are bad, there shouldn't be any cops. But who do you call when you got your car stolen, you got raped, someone stabbed you. A
cop. Next time something happens to you, call your local crackhead instead of a cop because I'm sure that will be so much better.
And in case you're wondering, how do I know all this information, because I'm married to a wonderful police officer.