Really what point were you trying to make ? I couldn't see it as it got lost in there someplace amongst the smartassed, clownish answer. I like your humor and can usually see your point and reasonable side within it, but dude sometimes you get just a little carried away and it seems more like someone acting a fool instead of using light humor. And IMO stereotyping anyone is not cool. I wasn't using humor when I asked you the question, I was serious. My mistake for thinking that you would respond seriously and without stereotyping, I guess cops aren't the only people that you have a problem with. I have respect for you even though I may not always agree with what you say, because your posts are usually well thought out and you make some very valid points. Unfortunately your response to me this time wasn't one of them.
You're right it should have never have gotten to the point that it did, but being that I wasn't there all I have to go on is the information at hand, which points to the actions of the females involved as being the reason that it escalated beyond what it had to.
I have no idea if he was going to ticket her, or just give her a warning, but it seem that her initial response to him was the problem and prevented him form letting it go at just a ticket......
The officer was talking to the man when he saw four young women jaywalk across the same street at the same spot. The officer asked the women to step over to his patrol car, but the women were being "verbally antagonistic toward the officer," according to officials.
One of the women, later identified as a 19 year old, began to walk away from the scene despite the officer's instructions, prompting the officer to walk over to her and escort her back to his patrol car.
Now he couldn't very well issue her a citation if she refused to stay and receive it. Since she refused to stay and allow him to issue the ticket, she is the one who escalated a simple ticket issuance to the level of an arrest.
The girl then "began to tense up her arm, and pull away from the officer while yelling at him," investigators said. The officer told the girl to place her hands on his patrol car, but she refused. When the officer tried to grab hold of her, "she pulled away and twisted, breaking free of the officer's grip several times," the blotter report said.
When the officer tried to handcuff the girl, another girl, this one 17 years old, intervened and placed her hands on the officer's arm, "causing the officer to believe she was attempting to physically affect the first subject's escape," police said.
The officer pushed back the second girl, but the girl came back at him. The officer then punched her, police said.
She is the one that escalated it to the point of physical contact. And the actions of both of the females caused it to escalate to the point of the officer hitting one of them.
My stance is usually that of condemning the abuse of power and authority by LEO's , but even I see that wasn't the case here.
Whitcomb said the officer involved in the incident sent out a call for help, prompting other officers to rush to his aid.
He did call for backup.