You know what's amazing about this incident to me? It's how so many of you immediately feel qualified to pass judgment on the officers in question
simply from viewing a few edited clips and the accompanying inflammatory commentary by a local news program. It wouldn't surprise me in the least on
a lesser board, but here the members are supposed to at least pretend to believe in the site motto of "Deny Ignorance".
If this was a video of a UFO, there would be a large number of people offering up alternative explanations, and arguing why the things seen in the
video are NOT what they appear. But because it's an accusation of police brutality, most posters immediately passed judgment and at least one of you
readily proposed a summary execution.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not stating that the officers in this case are innocent of all accusations. I'm simply saying that from this video, we
There are way too many questions left unanswered by the news clip; not to mention the fact that local news desks are generally not
known for their accurate reporting, or their journalistic acuity.
So, why is it that on a site which is known for questioning the reporting of the MSM, no one stops for one moment to wonder if maybe the local news
reporters left out important parts of the story purposely to enhance the outrage garnered by the story, and therefore boost ratings?
Where's the rest of the dashcam footage? Where's an account of the incident from someone NOT biased towards the woman? (All I saw in the video was
her husband, and her attorney) Did the woman in question really only mistakingly give the officer a false I.D. or did she do it on purpose? If it
truly was an accident, did she express that calmly and politely to the officer or was she combative with him? What exactly was her behavior like, that
it ended up with the officer arresting her, the victim of the assault, for disorderly conduct? What were the circumstances of the assault in the first
place? Was the woman truly an innocent victim, or was she a willing participant in the fight? Was the woman combative with the Sheriff's deputies
upon arriving in jail? Did the correctional officers have reason to believe the woman might be suicidal? If so, did the jail have
, and if so why wasn't one provided to the woman? If they didn't, why not?
I could go on and on...
The fact is, we don't have enough facts to make a call on this one. So all of you calling for the heads, or at the very least the jobs, of the
officers involved need to take a step back, a deep breath and maybe a chill pill.
This woman has filed suit against the Sheriff's Department, and will have her day in court, and without more information that's the only place
anyone should be passing judgment on this one.