posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:32 PM
Originally posted by guymontag
Originally posted by Zarniwoop
There is not nearly enough context to determine whether the use of force was justified.
1. I'm going to guess the guy wasn't pulled over for a broken turn signal.
2. He should have let the cops cuff him when on the ground, but it does look like he was resisting that. For all they know he is reaching for a
There is NEVER a time when this is justified. EVER.
Police are not executioners or "punishers".
End of discussion.
"He should have let the cops cuff him when on the ground"...
Ok by that comment I assume you have never had a run in with a police officer. EVERYONE will resist when a knee is being stuck in the back of your
neck. EVERYONE would move and squirm when a 200+lb grown man is kneeling on your skull. All you have to do is friggin twitch and they will start
beating the living crap out of you claiming you were "resisting". I dunno what kind of "rainbows and unicorns" land you live in.. but as guymontag
pointed out, there is NEVER a time when police brutality is justified.
Their job is NOT to dish out punishment. Their job is to get the suspect into custody. Period. They are not the judge. They are not the jury. It's
people who carry this "well hey we don't know what happened before" attitude that let these cops get away with this BS.
Many years ago, I watched my friend get abused by a cop. Why? Because we were "smart mouth" teenagers. We were at a park at night. Didn't know it was
a private park (was by a marina). I kept my mouth shut, my friend did not. He decided to question the officer. How dare he! Poor officer didn't like
having his authority questioned and decided to take my friend to the ground. After a few solid kidney shots and a knee to the head... THREE TIMES.. he
arrested my friend and took him to jail for the night. All because he asked "why can't we be here"?
But I guess he deserved it because how dare he question a cop. Right?
I don't hate all police. My father was a cop for 25 years. A few of my friends are cops. I hate BAD
cops. I hate these power hungry bullies who
give the GOOD cops a bad name. And I think its high time that all law enforcement hiring get a major overhaul.
My reply was not to you guymontag... I just quoted your text. Hope it doesn't come across that way.
edit on 14-2-2013 by DerekJR321 because: (no reason given)