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Originally posted by jfj123I would even go so far as to suggest a new agency be created that is completely independent that would investigate these police brutality crimes. Internal Investigation units at police departments obviously can't do the job.
God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Originally posted by jfj123
I hope he sued the hell out of them.
EVERYONE needs to be held more accountable ESPECIALLY those in authority roles.
I would even go so far as to suggest a new agency be created that is completely independent that would investigate these police brutality crimes. Internal Investigation units at police departments obviously can't do the job.
Originally posted by marsha law
It was the players who stopped the cops.
Where was this by the way?
Like the OP says. What were they thinking?
Originally posted by andy1033
Of course the police where scum, but what can you do, the police are always like that and always will be.
Originally posted by lunarminer
OK, I took a look at the video.
Everyone on this thread is saying the cops this and the cops that.
Are these guys in fact cops? I doubt it, the stadium probably has its own security forces, just like here in the states. So, these guys are hired security and may never have been police officers.
Anyway, the guy running onto the field was asking for it.
No doubt he knew that running onto the field would get him arrested?
So, the security forces run after him, tackle him, and are in the process of subduing him, when a bunch of "fans" run onto the field and proceed to start a riot.
The security forces were just doing their jobs, nothing more, nothing less.
The "fans" who then ran onto the field were breaking the law and proceeded to asault the security forces.
The "fans" were clearly in the wrong. Even if they thought that the guy on the ground was being mistreated, starting a riot is not an acceptable solution.
By the way, what was on the sign? I am sure that it was some sort of political statement, and I am willing to bet that the first four or five guys on the field were part of his group.
So, put me on the side of the security forces.