Originally posted by Marked One
reply to post by Death_Kron
#1. She assaulted a teacher.
#2. She assaulted her OWN mother.
3#. Police wanted to apprehend her when she was walking away. That's why that one officer did what he did. All he wanted to do was talk to her and
ensure she was no longer a threat whether it be a threat to him, others, or herself. Instead of complying she wanted to walk away. That's not the way
to cooperate with police in an investigation. That's evasion. He then did what it took to begin taking control of the situation. Even if it means
knocking her to the ground. If that's what it takes then that's what he's expected to do. The officer was doing his job.
#4. I had a police officer tell me he once got a black eye from a thirteen year old girl. Similar situation.
#5. I'm a security officer. I know what the heck I'm talking about. I know how these things work because I'm talking from experience.
5/10/11 by Marked One because: (no reason given)
#2. Again irrelevant, you cannot let your person opinion of a suspects actions change the way you react to them.
#3. Similar to my above point, the girl was in no way resisting arrest or posing a threat, this is evident from the fact that she wasn't even looking
at the police officer and was walking away. I'm not saying she her previous actions were right and agree she is in the wrong by not stopping and
speaking to the officer, but she was drunkly walking away; that doesn't warrant being violently shoved to the floor from behind.
If she had her arms flailing, windmilling all over the show and angrily shouting verbal abuse then my opinion would change slightly but the point
still stands that the cops actions were over the top in this particular scenario.
#4 I don't disbelieve you but in all fairness it's not that hard to give someone a black eye and once again it's an irrelevant point because in the
situation we are discussing the girl isn't even looking at the cop and prior to him full forcibly body slamming her to the floor from behind there was
no physical contact between the pair.
#5 You could be a pastry chef for all I care, my opinion stands firm. I'm not disagreeing that the girls previous actions were right and I appreciate
that security guards, police officers, bouncers etc all have a difficult job which involves using a certain amount of violence in order to subdue
difficult offenders but as I keep pointing out there are methods to do this.
I'm not going to keep arguing the same points over and over again, I've already made it clear that sometimes a degree of violence is a necessary evil
as part of that particular line of work but I think it's fairly clear for all to see that in this particular example the cop went over with a blatant
disregard to the girls personal safety.
edit on 10/5/11 by Death_Kron because: (no reason given)