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Our opinions on this incident obviously differ but I felt obligated to point out a couple flaws in your logic, feel free to point out any flaws in my logic if you find any.
Originally posted by Carreau
How do I not know he didn't use a firearm, throw something at the cop before he stopped, or hide something in his clothing?
Originally posted by homeslice
farq, that was disgusting. Had he been running from the cops or something?
Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
The first hit is a clear case of police brutality.
It gets a little murky on the ground though.
not sure if he can't move cuz he's being tasered or not.
In any case when that happens to you. Just lay there limply, take a beating and DO NOT RESIST.
In cases like this where there is clear evidence of brutality.
Your complete compliance will result in a nice multimillion dollar settlement.
Originally posted by gunshooter
Most cops are the biggest cowards out there, six to one, average odds for the common pig. Now, the guy who got arrested should give it a year or two, then hunt each one of these guys down one by one, wait till they are off duty, and beat the ever lovin crap outta them. This makes me so mad when i see this stuff. If this ever happened to me, I would certainly go all John Rambo on em.....
Originally posted by TheBlackTiger
There's no way that a high speed chase can be justification for this.
Think about it, he was on a bike. First of all, everyone who's ever had a bike, ever, has taken it over 100. It's easy and exhilarating, so we've all done it.
Here's a fact, motorcycles have license plates too. Why on EARTH would MULTIPLE police officers take a situation that is a sub-1000 pound vehicle going over 100mph, and turn it into a bike PLUS all their cars going that fast? Get his plates and send a big ticket or court summons to his house. What's he going to do on the bike, crash into a pedestrian? That's really the only risk, even if he crashed at that speed he'd only kill himself. Do any of you actually feel like your life would be "at risk" if a motorcycle went past your vehicle quickly? Even if it crashed into your car, do you really think your life would be in danger? The guy was really only putting himself at risk.
The cops greatly escalated this situation by joining in his speed frenzy. They increased the situational risk, in my opinion, by entire orders of magnitude. You went from a fast bike to a fast bike, multiple cars, sirens, traffic stoppages, etc.
In my opinion, a great deterrent for this type of behavior would be for kids like this to be greeted by a nice 700 dollar ticket in the mail a few days after their joyride. You can't run from a ticket in the mail.
Shame on these officers, Cops need to focus more on the WHY of the laws than the WHAT.