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Originally posted by Danbones
Try the cop for assault, if he is found guilty...
Sentence him to do the appropriate time in the appropriate facility. Televise the vid on the news to the inmates just before he arrives, and then televise the result to every cadet at the police academy.
"I was walking home and I reached my hand up because I was trying to get through … but the tall guy pushed me down because they thought I was grabbing their gun because I touched the belt," she said.
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Originally posted by EyeHeartBigfoot
Poor Training, Poor Police Officer or a Combination of Both?
Originally posted by xynephadyn
As a woman myself disabled by Multiple Sclerosis this pisses me the hell off! Police brutality is rampant, no matter where we live.
Originally posted by defcon5
The officer committed Battery on a civilian, and he is still on the job pending an investigation?
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
I think a lot of the problem here is that you all are being sympathetic to her disability.
However, he had no way of knowing she was disabled and no way of knowing that she wasn't just a drunken or drug-crazed lunatic lurching or lunging at him. Sorry, but that's a fact.
She sorta kinda attempts to say that she was walking down the sidewalk saying, "Excuse me, excuse me, I'm disabled, I'm disabled" or something to that effect. Sorry but that doesn't sound right to me either. Again we don't hear that.
And again, you didn't hear what he and she discussed after he pushed her down. She quite likely may have said, I'm okay...don't worry about it, and then later had her mind changed for her.
[edit on 7/24/2010 by ~Lucidity]