I was watching the Today show and they said there was an investigation on another police beating vid. WTF maybe its because I dont live in LA or something but damn looks a little too much.
Yeah if someone was sufficating you or making it very hard to breathe I could very well see the guy panicing and no matter who was on your chest trying to push them off or repositioning yourself.bobski said:I'll agree that the context of the situation is needed to judge if the force was warrented, but if someone was suffocating you by putting their weight on your neck, wouldn't you try to push them off? It looked to me like that's exactly what the guy was trying to do. On the other hand, if the guy really couldn't breathe, how could he speak?
And punching the guy in the face when they already have him pinned down? Was the officer trying to drive the suspect into unconciousness? If not, it seems like that would only aggrivate or drive him into a further state of panic.
That's making a whole lot of assumptions.daveb91 said:Yeah but one bad cop can make alot look bad. Its called trust one bad cop or a cop having a bad day so he hits a guy in the face because he had troubles at home can ruin a communities trust to the dept.
Its called checks and balances. I personally say thank God for video and the the watch groups that monitor ths stuff.MarkWilliamson said:On the other side of that, cops are letting fear of review get in the way of doing basic officer safety. We are so afraid of getting sued or IA'd that we often hesitate. And that can be deadly.
Man that was a bad beating too 4 officers delivering the beating andMarkWilliamson said:Just like Rodney King, you don't see the pursuit and reckless driving, you don't hear the verbal commands. Sadly, those guy WERE within policy, delivering controlled strikes. Rodney just kept getting up, not oberying commands.