posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 11:44 AM
Originally posted by Bombeni
A cop sees a frail, white-haired old woman who obviously is confused and the scumbag ***** throws her to the ground and injures her. And you think
Eww. A person who disagrees with you. Eww.
Firstly, I didn't say this was ok. I said, people need to understand the full circumstances before leaping to a "nazi pig scum" conclusion.
Secondly, I already explained why she was "taken down" in the manner she was. Arm-chair law enforcement like the people on this board always talk
about how they would do things like giving the elderly woman a single wrap on the wrist with a baton. Have you ever even held a police baton? The
collapsing batons would have likely turned the woman's wrist into a bag of broken glass with any hit strong enough to disarm her; not to mention that
if it didn't disarm her, it would have taken a second strike WHICH WOULD STILL HAVE YOU ALL CALLING BRUTALITY.
How many people here are LEOs? How many people here have ever been in a situation with a disoriented person of any age and sex with a weapon in hand?
You don't know how you will react until the situation arises.
Again, there is no context for the video, all we have is a disoriented Alzheimer with a knife. Where is her family? Does she even have family? What's
with the knife? Is she looking for someone? Is she going to hurt them? Herself?
Do you understand how many questions there are when an LEO arrives on any scene?
The force applied in this situation appears more than necessary because of the blood, and everyone's assumption than an 84 year old is brittle and
helpless. Don't go putting words in my mouth here, I'm not saying she could have taken the officer, I'm saying you don't assume anything in any
situation especially when weapons are involved.
My point to all I've said remains what none of you seem to be able to comprehend; you will never be happy with the way LEOs respond. This was a
terrible situation that would never have had a happy ending.