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originally posted by: harold223
a reply to: DanDanDat
I have been a martial artist for 25 years. A competitor, and a trainer. That guy is severely concussed. The cop that walked up from behind gave a short but quite sharp push with sufficient force to send the man off balance. At 75 years of age it can be a lot easier to lose balance yes, but that fall could have ended in a fatality on pavement. It was nasty. You are trying to project your desired reality into this situation. It's sickening.
EDIT: On closer inspection, it was actually the cop on the mans right that did the push, not the one that walked up. He pushed the man just as he was taking a step backwards. In fact, his push was perfectly timed in the mans step backwards to have caused him to fall like that. On the face of that video that cop could be charged with assault.
The officer who pushed him with a baton starts to lean over him before he is motioned away by a colleague.
originally posted by: vor78
Apparently, the entire emergency response team, 57 officers, has resigned as a show of support for the two officers that were suspended.
Given that, I tend to think there's more to this story than what we're aware of.
Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” union president John Evans told NBC affiliate WGRZ.