posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 10:35 AM
Originally posted by pavil
What is wrong with people thinking they can resist arrest, physically strike an officer and not expect a very physical response back? Who taught these
ladies that it is acceptable/smart to even touch the officer?
Sadly, and not to turn this into a sexist comment but, most women have grown up being able to get physical against men without any repercussions from
the males they attack.
As much as I hate the repercussions I will recieve from siding like this, in this particular situation I believe that the officer acted properly.
Perhaps a taser or mace would have evoked a less harsh public outcry, but here's the problem with public opinion on this:
Fighting should only be a crime if there is permanent damage done, regardless or race or sex. ie - black eye = no charges; broken nose = pay for the
nose job and pay a fine; anything farther than that then press criminal charges for assault. An open hand slap is not an assault, it's an attitude
It would go a long way to teach people to mind their own business these days, and incidents like this wouldn't even reach the news.
In this case I believe there should be no assault charges either way. She picked the fight, he obliged, she got what she asked for.