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Video: Cop Punches Woman In Face Four Times During Arrest For Riding A Bike

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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 03:45 PM
To serve themselves and to protect themselves..anything like looking for criminals , serving arrest warrants...too they police us the law abiding ones and leave the criminals to run wild...standard stuff..
Police officers feel like they are above the law..they do not respect the citizens they purport to serve.. What goes around comes around.

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 03:50 PM
Well the lady was in fact resisting arrest, but that doesnt justify the 4 punches to the face when there are two other cops on top of her. The cop who hit her 4 times obviously was po'ed about sprying himself and took it out on the lady.

Now the lady did violate the city statue of no bike riding on the sidewalk and not having a light on the bike. Bikes are considered the same thing as an automobile and must obey the rules of the roads and have proper lighting as a car must have. That has been that way for decades and is not new.

In fact whenever you buy a new bike from a bike shop, they always tell you that if you intend to ride at night, get a light and have reflectors. But maybe she bought her bike from wally world where the sales people there dont tell you a damned thing because they are not specialists, just floor hands.

Anyway IMO, this was excessive force in as far as the cop hitting her, but as far as having to have two cops on top of her fighting her to place her under arrest, well that might not be so easy to defend in court. Its obvious she was resisting otherwise she would have been cuffed right away and it wouldnt have taken two cops fighting her for over a 2 minute period.


posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 03:57 PM
am i the only one that seemed to notice the mace cop kicking her in the face a few times as well when he was standing over her?

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 03:59 PM
And I agree she WAS resisting arrest after all so she deserved to be arrested but not punched in the head 4 times, or even 1 time. The cop was obviously chagrined from spraying himself in the face because of her so he just took his anger out which should land him a decent jail sentence but I'm sure he'll get off because she's a black minority and has no money to fight a protracted (expensive) legal case against him and his clannish police department.

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:07 PM
Oh I could so easily go on an endless rant because of this!
More police brutality. It doesn't take more than one cop to handle this kind of situation and I really find myself thinking that their motto is "To harass and intimidate". I have been pulled over before just for looking suspicious and felt like suing the ociffer (mispelled on purpose) but held my temper thankfully.

And I think he got upset because he sprayed himself in the face. He deserved it!

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:08 PM
All cops are mental midgets, who were picked on in high school and have a score to settle with society. I hate them, all of them. Even the so called good ones because they sit idly by and watch injustice happen, much like our military.

Worthless slaves.

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:13 PM
Here is a charge of riding a bicycle on the side walk which in my opinion the police should of went easy on the woman bicyclist because of the fog. Riding your bicycle on the road in the fog could get you killed due to poor visibility.

They may have gotten her on drug charges later but that was not the original charge. To me this was clear abuse of the bicyclist.

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:14 PM
It is very sad that I'm not that surprised that the gang in blue chalked up another one. This very sad group of people called police officers is what is wrong with society! Beat the innocent and protect pedophiles. I say leave that cop handcuffed and alone in a 10 x 10 room with the father/brothers of that woman. JUSTICE SERVED.

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:16 PM
reply to post by rufusdrak

I noticed a kick also but wasn't sure if he kicked her. Line of sight was obscured.

edit Ok there was only one kick at about 38 seconds but couldn't tell what he kicked.

[edit on 4-2-2009 by jam321]

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:17 PM
reply to post by becomingaware

I know exactly how you feel....we can't come out and say it...but we sure can think it!! I dream sometimes of a day when the underground assembles squads of ' police correction agents' to mete out real justice when things like this happen. Just think, some thug pig disappears for a day or two and when he turns up his attitude has been altered permenently.

Some remedial instruction in constitutioal law and fairness, as well as all the other necessary instruction to insure no further outrages, and then release back to become civil, quiet public servants who only want to help people and retire alive. Fair enough; rehabilitation is far better than elimination.

Anonymous squads of capable and trained agents who would not resort to brutality but would professionally manage to convince rouge cops to change their ways lest they perhaps not return from the next corrective journey. Force, or in some cases lawsuits, are the only things a cop[ is afraid of...and without any fear of retribution, they tend to become brutal and mean monsters who abuse the people at will.

AQh, to dream..perchance....!!

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:18 PM
In this particular situation I would imagine the beating likely stemmed more from the officer's embarrassment and anger over spraying himself in the face with pepper spray. Although why he even drew the pepper spray is another issue altogether. One I would relate to poor training that emphasizes the use of force over public safety.

The only real solution I see is mandating extensive psych evaluations for would-be law enforcement personnel. Including private security forces. The problem though is that doing this would like disqualify a great many applicants. But I'd rather have fewer, more stable cops than more, less stable cops.

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:21 PM
Meh... why do we even have these articles as NEWS.


This isn't even controversial.

These are hunks dosed with testosterone in the first place or else they never would have become policemen.

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:22 PM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective


Completely gross and uncalled for! I find it funny, now there is a warrant for her arrest for drug charges from this arrest!

Yeah, right,

I am sorry, when did it become law that we would be arrested for riding a bike on a sidewalk, and not just a ticket or something.


posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:22 PM

Originally posted by amari
They may have gotten her on drug charges later but that was not the original charge. To me this was clear abuse of the bicyclist.

OK OK Before the ASLU comes down on me
Cough Sarcasm

She broke the law and got the beating she deserved!

[edit on 4-2-2009 by SLAYER69]

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:24 PM
Since when did riding a bicycle on the sidewalk(illegal or not) constitute any police action beyond a citation. It was only after dragging the poor woman to the ground for this indiscretion that they discovered coc aine, not that that consitutes being punched in the face while handcuffed and completely subdued. If anything she should be given substance abuse treatment. What she received was a small helping of police brutallity. Sure she was found guilty of resisting and possesion of a controlled substance, but what should concern me more, the prospect of a coke head burning up the sidewalks on her bicycle or a cop tossing me around and punching me for not cooperating with a jaywalking violation. Hmmmm....I would have to say without a doubt the latter.

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:27 PM

Originally posted by Retseh
If there was merit to her case it would have come out in the criminal trial but she was convicted.

I'm no lover of excessive police force, and yes we do have a problem, but the relevant quote was:

As Stevenson struggles.....

I'm sorry to say, under such a situation I would have been screaming at the top of my lungs and threatening them with real justice, an army of women pounding them into the ground and that they were not men, and that there grandmother's were ashamed to look down at their faces!!!!!! I would have not only struggled but aimed for their privates. I would have warned them when this done, I would hunt them down. And further, if I was standing by and this suddenly happened, they'd have to subdue us both, and the same warnings. I would tell the judge the same thing and tell him this kind of fascism would not be tolerated any longer. And I never shut up when I have a red out. They'd never hear the end of this, year after pitiful year for them, they'd have to wear it!!!!!!!

[edit on 4-2-2009 by mystiq]

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:31 PM
What was she thinking? Bike on the side walk!!?? She is in clear violation of the law and you will notcie how she cuts the polic officer off at the beginning of the video as she swerves infront of the cop car. Then she goes onto assault the officer with her nose while she is cuffed.
did anyone stop and think was the officer's hand hurt while in the line of duty?

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:34 PM
and this are the guys who are supposed to protect us... pffff

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:37 PM
reply to post by YoungStalin

That's my whole point!
Watch the video again she was obviously assaulting his fist with her face!

posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:44 PM
reply to post by becomingaware

Yes but now she is rich so she could hire a woman bigger than Drogo 'the handcuffed woman beater' to kick his butt.

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