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Originally posted by havok
Originally posted by flyswatter
The kid was being stupid. That doesnt mean that the cop should have done what he did, but this kid DOES need to grow up a it.
Again...so it deserves a punch or perhaps a chop to the face?
The cop was the adult in this situation.
The young man was agitated because took a long time to respond.
Maybe he felt threatened by the fight earlier.
But this particular LEO clearly couldn't make rationals decisions.
He acted purely out of being offended from a citizen.
Poor judgement by a person of granted "authority".
So he should've handled it much better.
That's the entire problem!
Where does this LEO (and alot more) get off thinking he can do what he wants?
This "entitled" power over citizens...this blatant abuse of power they don't have!
He is there to investigate a call and calmly at that.
The young man made NO threats or had NO weapons.
The cop screwed up, no doubt about that. If he wants any sort of a career in this field, this type of thing will not happen again. But just as with most situations, a second chance should be given and he should have a chance for redemption.
"The cop screwed up" is putting it lightly.
He went far beyond the call, and instigated a much worse situation.
Just because he felt offended or whatever his reason was.
Bull crap. That LEO was twice the size of the young man.
There are a lot of LEO's out there that have this condition.
Almost like a disease of sorts.
They all think with their "power".
Of which they have little.
Much respect to those who work within their own limits.
Few, but there are some, who would've treated this differently.
And now look...it's got national attention.
Originally posted by swimmer15
I think the cop intended to put this kid "in his place". When he is in uniform he is there to do a job and a level of professionalism is expected at all times. He should not be fired because the soldier did challenge him, but he should definetly be disciplined.
Originally posted by MmmPie
reply to post by VekTorVik
Not one bit. It starts with the men in charge at whatever station these corrupt individuals work at.
I live in a smaller town, and our station never gets into trouble and people don't hate cops here. People respect the men in charge, and everyone under them follow suit.
Not everything is about Obama. Problems like this existed before Obama took office. IE- RODNEY KING.edit on 8-2-2013 by MmmPie because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by VekTorVik
I had to watch the video a couple of times to decide who I felt was in the right or wrong.
The kid was being a jackass. If the cop had been a normal citizen that he was lipping off to I would expect him to get an attitude adjustment. The poor kid apparently felt threatened, and instead of trying to downplay the threat to calm the situation he decided to pull some chest puffing and posturing. He obviously didn't fully assess the situation and realize he was going to get his block knocked off.
I guess some kids don't realize you should use calm and reassuring tones while talking to law enforcement so that they don't get all agitated and beat the crap out of you.
The cop was obviously in the wrong, mainly because his occupation holds him to a higher standard. But what are you gonna do? Don't call the cops unless you are being killed or robbed.