posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 07:31 PM
Good day to you, fellow ATS members.
I was not sure where exactly to put this particular thread, but in keeping with the "Survival" mode of this section of ATS, I was hoping this may
come in handy here.
I ask my fellow ATS members this question: What can you do if a police officer attacks you for no reason whatsoever? There was an incident here in IL
which took place about a month ago, where a police officer was caught on camera beating an unarmed and coperative person, right in front of his home.
The news story can be read here:
But i do not wish to go any farther into this particular instance, nor do I wish to turn this into a mudslinging, hate-the-police, type of thread. I
have the upmost respect for the men and women in blue,and I do know quite a few who are in uniform on the streets patrolling my city of Chicago. But
as we are aware there are always a few bad apples that will spoil the bunch. Again, I do not want this to turn into an-law enforcement, or
anti-authority thread of hate. I would like to see reasonable answers and discussion.
But I digress. This is a question I have wondered for a while and after this incident, made me really wonder. What can I do if a police officer
without any provication attacks me with a baton, fists, etc? After watching the video of the victim beaing beaten repeatedly, I came to ask, can I
use self-defense agianst the officer? Is it a good idea to at least defend myself agianst such blows, or just sit there and let him/her continue to
wail on me? I do have a black belt in hapkido/tae-kwon-do and a lot of it included self-defense agianst unarmed, knife, and gun threats and attacks.
What are the ramifications if I were to use self defense and actually take the offending officer down in self-defense? No shooting, or using the
officer's weapon agianst him (maybe just removing the clip and cocking the gun to release the bullet in the chamber), nothing excessively violent,
just being able to defend myself until help arives. And if it does, should I run like hell? Stay for the backup? Pray for an onboard dash-cam to catch
the incident? Eyewitnesses? Other police officers? Call the feds? (FBI)
You see the problems that can and will arise from such an incident. I know these do not happen often, but if it were to happen, what would be a proper
way to go about such an incident? Any thoughts?