reply to post by webpirate
Thank you for a mature and logical reply.
The girl is not fighting back. She is trying to get out of the grasp of the person who is holding her.
If you recall I called it a wrestling match, not a fight, however,
The problem with your statement...
Second off...the police do not see this part either. They might have been told she was drinking and
disruptive, possible even combative, but that is not what they see when they arrive.
Is that it is incomplete. To complete it for you, I propose the following, but you can put it in your own terms if you like.
What the officers do see is another girl on the ground being looked after by other witnesses.(her condition is obstructed by the car in the video).
As the suspect was pointed out buy the witnesses and an assault situation is visible. She has proven herself by, visual observances, to be
I can assure you, if she was being combative, BOTH officers would have charged her.
Due to the fact that the officers know she is intoxicated and she was walking not running or "Spouting off at the mouth" the second officer may have
decided no back up was necessary.
The "attacking" officer may have made a judgment call to catch her off guard thus his motion at the time it was.
If you have any type of martial arts training you know to use your opponents balance against them. Why because it further controls their balance thus
controls the combat. With this in mind and an officer coming up fast she may have shifted her weight away from the officer combined with his impact
making it worse than it actually was. This could be simple negligence of the officer.
No...His intent was to punish her for running. He was having a bad day/life and this person has the audacity to not respond to a single command
This is simple speculation that can not be proven, as we do not know whether his "Wheaties" were white or yellow.
My point was this can be explained legally and lawfully and probably will when it comes to trial. Was it excessive use of force? Maybe. Was it
intentional? Maybe. But what it is not is a clear cut example of police brutality, as in example the video posted earlier when the man died in
England. There are many like this and as unfortunate as this event may be it is not a good example.
Edit to say: Did the officer have other choices? Most definitely.
edit on 6-5-2011 by IPILYA because: (no reason given)