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SEATTLE (AP) - Video released Thursday shows a burly King County sheriff's deputy slamming a man into a tiled wall earlier this month in what a sheriff's spokesman said was "a tragic accident."
A lawyer for the family of 29-year-old Christopher Harris said the video and witness accounts show the Edmonds restaurant worker was a victim of excessive force by Deputy Matthew Paul, 26.
As of late Thursday, Harris remained comatose and in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center, said Todd Keeling, his stepfather.
I also bring this up to ask the question... Where does the police state fit in to this economy? With large cutbacks on local and state police, can we even afford a police state these days?
Originally posted by star in a jar
How the hell are there police officers that are less than 30 years of age?
There should be an age requirement for police officers, so we don't have a higher percentage of young, juiced up former bullies still high on testosterone thinking their job is one big movie show.
We need seasoned people from all walks of life in the police department, but the first step is to put laws and lawmaking in the hands of the public because the public is the best segment to make decisions because crime affects them not the sheltered elites who live far away from the troubles.