posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 12:08 PM
After viewing the video tape and the article, there are a few things to be brought up.
Now in the video tape,the suspect did violate the law, driving over the sidewalks, the question should be, what would have been the public response if
he had hit a child or an elderly person or anyone in his reckless drive? Did he deserve to get beaten like that, I do not know, nor can we see if he
was struggling, as it dropped right down to below where the camera was pointed, and blocked by the view of the bike. I would say he should count
himself as lucky that the officer following him, did not pit maneuver that bike as he would have been in the hospital.
But ultimately this is a case where 2 wrongs do not make a right. The first is the person on the bike, did he deserve to get his ass whooped, yes, as
his actions were to antagonize the police persuing him and he did it deliberately, should he have no, as there may be a case of excessive police force
Some have mentioned about the police using handcuffs, well that would require that the suspect be cooperative to put them on, as they have to be put
on, and adjusted to prevent any injury to the suspect, and if the suspect is being combative, the question needs to be, what are the police options
then to deal with such?
That is a question that has yet to be answered, what exactly should be the police response with force, when it is required? How far should they go,
and to what extent, if the suspect is combative or refuses to cooperate, resisting the officer who is trying to make a lawful arrest?