posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 03:40 PM
A lot of these videos need context to understand them.
Personally, once a person resists arrest, all bets are off, and I could care less if they get beat black and blue, or tazed, or even shot. Don't do
it. Simple as that.
Or, do so, and suffer the consequences.
Rodney King is a good example. He was intoxicated (nearly twice the legal limit while driving and traces of marijuana), then fled during a high speed
chase exceeding 100mph, and a parolee. When stopped, his other two passengers surrendered, and were taken into custody fine.
Not King though. He acted like a loon, and then made a move like he was going for a gun. He's lucky they didn't shoot him. Instead, the officers
grabbed him, and he further resisted. He even shrugged off a Taser once, so they thought he was on PCP.
Yet, those seeing just the video without this context, instead cite police brutality. No, if anything, it was police restraint while trying to deal
with a madman.
Even while being beaten, he tries to get back up (after they had ceased), so of course they continued until they could get him in position for