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County Settles Excessive Force Lawsuit (Cop slammed man into wall)

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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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I'm sure everyone is familiar with the story of the cop that slammed the man into a wall rendering the man comatose.

It seems the county has settled for $10mil. The story doesn't indicate whether the deputy still has his job but my guess would be that he does.

So the taxpayers of King County are financially responsible for the actions of a thug.

edit on 26-1-2011 by bozzchem because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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and people wonder why we cant film them.....they have to admit there is a problem to fix it, and doing that with the problem so high up? thats a dangerous thing to a group of thugs. you would think that they would be able to put the good cops into their pocket too. after all. all police know that the things you cant run away from are cheetahs and a pissed off cop.

you know how far they are willing to go, and they know you are all but human, and outnumbered in number and power.

i do love the truly good police men, they are the most dispicable prisoners that have ever been taken, and it was done in plain sight. full view of the public, they cannot say a word about it. they are only human after all, every human has things to be exploited, it's unfortunate, and sick..

good cops. you need to bide your time. you know you are in the belly of the beast, and thats the only place it can be changed. its the only chance you have.

when the police are seen with respect, this will never happen. at the same time the actions they take are meant to intimidate, not gain respect. change the belly of the beast, and the beast becomes something beautiful once it begins to be fed love... not hate, and violence begetting violence.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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Had this incident not been captured on camera, I am confident the *official* story would have been substantially different than was captured.

LEOs are employees of We the People. If they don't wish to be filmed/recorded they should find a different employer.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by bozzchem
Had this incident not been captured on camera, I am confident the *official* story would have been substantially different than was captured.

LEOs are employees of We the People. If they don't wish to be filmed/recorded they should find a different employer.

Private conversations are not in the public domain and thus one does not have the right to record (audio or visual) with their consent; however, police duties are official business and are thus in the public domain and a citizen should have the right to record such activity (the exceptions would be to out undercover agents which puts them in harms way and is counter to the public interest).



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by CosmicCitizen

Private conversations are not in the public domain and thus one does not have the right to record (audio or visual) with their consent; however, police duties are official business and are thus in the public domain and a citizen should have the right to record such activity (the exceptions would be to out undercover agents which puts them in harms way and is counter to the public interest).


In this case, the footage was captured by a security camera so there was no possibility for the police to refute what was captured nor could they hope to attempt an end around by claiming they were filmed *illegally*.

The police have NO rights while in uniform. While in uniform they are employees and there is nothing unlawful about capturing video of employees while they are working in their expected capacity of duty. If that were the case any employee captured on a camera, while performing the tasks for which they were hired, could sue their employer for doing so. You'll notice the lack of such lawsuits because if you don't agree to your employer filming your activities while on duty, you are free to choose a different employer.



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