Originally posted by studio500
I'm sorry but that "dude" got treated correctly by what is considered to be robust policing.
He was told to move several times and remained defiant. What did he expect was going to happen?
Did he think he was going to be handed a bunch of flowers, a handshake and a "it's ok friend, we're only playing" apology from the Police!
If he wasn't doing what he was doing the incident wouldn't have happened. No point crying after the event.
Are you a cop, an authority bootlicker, or just too young and stupid or naive to know better than to think that anything and everything done by
someone clothed with authority is A-O-K?
What do you mean by "robust policing"? Hey, it would have been more "robust" if the jack-booted thug in police riot gear wielding the night stick had
just shot him dead right there! Now that would have been a quick, tidy, and oh so "robust" solution to the problem, wouldn't you say? [For those
unable to recognize it when you see it, that was sarcasm]
So what if he was told to move and get on the ground several times? So what? We have to do whatever a cop says on pain of being feloniously
assaulted with deadly force?
That cop is a criminal who should be charged, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to a lengthy prison term for felony assault on an unarmed citizen.
That riot geared thug cop is not the judge, jury, and executioner. This no doubt was just one of many instances when he has assaulted peaceful
citizens. All his fellow officers who witnessed that crime and failed to intervene and arrest that cop are accessories to his crimes.
I imagine it becomes habitual after a while. What a high! Like a narcotic drug. Oh, the adrenalin rush which gets more and more intense with each
blow of the night stick and the joy of hearing a disobedient citizen's screams which are heard as encouragement to keep hitting and hitting harder!
All that soon to be followed by the approving smiles, hearty pats on the back, and praise from the boys back at the barracks after a hard night of
visiting well-deserved justice on those damn fool protesters!
Let us not forget the commendations, pay raises, and promotions to follow! Why, he might become a SWAT commander as a reward! Ah, yes, what could be
better than dispensing street justice upon an unarmed peaceful citizen with the finest of the Oakland P.D. at your back, seeing all that you're doing,
and not so much as raising a single disapproving eyebrow. What a place to be! Oakland P.D. A violent cop's paradise on earth. That could become a
Do you really think the citizen's failure to dutifully obey the cop's commands to move and get down on the ground justifies the assault? If so, then
no-one should pay you any attention except, perhaps, to help you find appropriate therapy.
When the police so brazenly and openly commit violent crimes without fear of any consequence, knowing there will be no consequence, we have reached a
truly sad turning point in this society.
edit on 11/19/2011 by dubiousone because: Grammar: missed an "is", removed a "jack-ass", and added content.