This is probably not going to be a popular opinion.
I think there is more here than meets the eye. I've looked at this video at least 2 dozen times now. The best version is provided with the
The video on that page shows the video segment that is missing from the OP's first version. Back of the envelope measurements indicate that there
are about 24 seconds of missing footage in the OP video.
This edited-out video shows a person with a street-smart swagger and actions that are indicative of someone that wants to shoot it out with the cops.
He turns his back to his pursuers and removes something from his pants or from beneath his sweatshirt. When he faces them again, his behavior appears
to be taunting. When he goes to one knee, he continues to hold his weapon for several seconds before he discards it. Then he leisurely gets into a
spread-arm prone position on the ground. At that point the police may have overreacted, but I'm not convinced of that.
Later in the video, I believe the alleged perpetrator is trying to crawl in the direction of where he threw the gun. Most of the kicking, punching,
and stomping happened while he was trying to crawl away. It looks like one of the officers kicked him in the groin twice. The second kick appeared
to halt the melee.
In one of the other videos, the interview with the attorney made me want to take a shower. That's an ambulance chaser for sure. I'd be very
interested to see more information about this guy. Something tells me this sleeze is probably a well known "personal injury" lawyer.
The alleged perpetrator is alleged to have Dilaudid, otherwise known as Hydromorphone
, in his
possession. According to wiki, It is thought to be 6–8 times stronger than morphine. Assuming that the pharmacy told the police that was what was
stolen, I can see how the cops would be extra vigilant. Because the possession information appears to be based solely on the word of the police, I
would say that evidence takes a backseat to the video evidence.
Finally, the police car on the far left of the screen appears to be positioned so that its dash cam could potentially record the incident from that
angle; presumably as well as the surveillance camera located in the school. However, I don't know if Canadian Police cars are equipped with such
devices, or whether it was activated if they are so equipped.
Now, just to be clear, I'm no cop lover. However, when I see a video with obviously missing pieces, I begin to question the validity of any
conclusions that can be drawn from such evidence. So, I waste an inordinate amount of time trying to be like Paul Harvey to find out "The rest of
It's also a little disturbing to see these cops tried and convicted in the media before all of the evidence is reviewed. There are probably a few
people here that can see the same thing in the media when any question of anthropogenic global warming arises. The entire scientific argument is
rebutted, and dismissed, in one 24 hour news cycle, and then the news-industrial-complex moves on to the next mass murder, or American Idol winner,
whichever draws more viewers. But, I digress...
Just my two cents,