posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:43 PM
The best course of action this officer could have taken was to simply get in his patrol car and leave. Let's keep in mind here, that the original
alleged "offense" was for jaywalking. He should have seen that the original offense and his continuing presence was causing unnecessary disorder,
and he should have left.
Would it have been worth it to leave, gain an arrest warrant and then pursued the "assailant" after things have calmed down, in order to arrest the
woman in a more peaceful manner? If not, and it was judged to be completely not worth it, especially after-the-fact, then what was the point of him
Oh, that's right, to exercise his right to "be respected" at all costs. A right in which many cops no longer have, as people are sick of it. Give
respect, gain respect. Harassing someone over jaywalking is quite asinine, and he deserved to be henpecked. He certainly wasn't within his rights to
punch a woman in the face.
He's lucky he wasn't in an area where striking a woman is considered a virtual capital offense. In most areas, the men would have jumped this cop
and subdued him, maybe even given him a ridiculous street beating. You don't punch a woman (a teenage girl actually) in the face, ever.
[edit on 15-6-2010 by SyphonX]