posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 03:39 AM
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
Did you just watch the same video I did? I believe the guy got off his bike and turned towards the police with both hands in the air...Now if Mr.
Adrenaline pumping maniac cop would of just done his job and immediately grabbed his arms and put them in hand cuffs(ie done his job), everything
after that.. wouldn't of happened. Instead the officer lost control and ran up to him full force, punching him and tackling him to the ground.
What does it matter what he was pulled over for? Or if he was just involved in a high speed pursuit? He still, at the point in the video, gave up and
placed his hands above his head to be taken into custody.
It looks like he was resisting once he was on the ground, you say? Really? Multiple officers are punching and kneeing him..I'd like to see you lay
perfectly prone with your hands out to the sides while multiple people punch and knee you, thrusting their knees into your back..Your bodies natural
reaction is to try and protect itself, which is exactly what out of control cops interpret as resisting arrest.
Thanks for posting this OP, and your right it's just one more example in the ridiculously countless examples of out of control cops abusing their
authority, and then blaming the victim. It's plain to see at this point, that their fellow officers or their superiors will not, or cannot fix the
problem within our nations police departments. So it will continue to happen unabated until finally the people of these United States finally force
the police forces to cease and desist all forms of police brutality.