Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

  1. #1
    Sage
    Geoist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    9,829

    Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    Miami-Dade Police says officers were forced to throw a beach-going 14-year-old to the ground and forcibly restrain him because of clenched fists and "dehumanizing stares," as first reported by CBS Miami.

    But Tremaine McMillian says he was merely walking along the beach on Memorial Day, feeding his puppy from a bottle, when police overreacted. Cell phone video shot by his mother shows the unarmed teen pressed to ground at Haulover Beach as one police officer holds his forearm across McMillian's throat and another places him in handcuffs.


    Tremaine McMillian, 14-Year-Old With Puppy, Choked By Miami-Dade Police Over 'Dehumanizing Stares' (VIDEO)


    Absolutely ridiculous if this is the full story on what happened. The police stated that the 'clenched fist' is considered an 'immediate threat.'

    I swear, some of these stories I hear coming from Florida are so ludicrous they could be written by The Onion. Maybe its all that sun?
    "Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
    http://www.wealthandwant.com/

  2. #2
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,242
    Blog Entries
    43

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Miami-Dade Police says officers were forced to throw a beach-going 14-year-old to the ground and forcibly restrain him because of clenched fists and "dehumanizing stares," as first reported by CBS Miami.

    But Tremaine McMillian says he was merely walking along the beach on Memorial Day, feeding his puppy from a bottle, when police overreacted. Cell phone video shot by his mother shows the unarmed teen pressed to ground at Haulover Beach as one police officer holds his forearm across McMillian's throat and another places him in handcuffs.


    Tremaine McMillian, 14-Year-Old With Puppy, Choked By Miami-Dade Police Over 'Dehumanizing Stares' (VIDEO)


    Absolutely ridiculous if this is the full story on what happened. The police stated that the 'clenched fist' is considered an 'immediate threat.'

    I swear, some of these stories I hear coming from Florida are so ludicrous they could be written by The Onion. Maybe its all that sun?
    If you believe the officers, it went down when he jerked his arm away as they touched him. Sounds pretty lame. Feeding a puppy. We can't have that.

    These cops need more training, in my opinion. It's not their job to escalate. Sometimes you have to let things go.

    Some of the best lessons I've learned have been from cops giving me a break.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  3. #3
    Sage
    clownboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    08-17-16 @ 10:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    26,087

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    I think there's more to the story. Of course it could be they just got tired of the lip he was giving them and decided to treat him to an adult experience, showing him where that mouth will get him in life. Not much sympathy for the kid, though I don't think he should or will be fined or jailed.

    I'm assuming the bottle he was feeding the dog with wasn't glass, otherwise for that he should be charged.

  4. #4
    Guru
    soot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last Seen
    04-25-17 @ 03:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    4,308

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Of course it could be they just got tired of the lip he was giving them and decided to treat him to an adult experience...
    So because a guy has an Associates degree in criminal justice from the local JC and a tin badge he's above a little lip?

    FVck that Khmer Rouge nonsense.

    Did you watch the video? See the size of that kid?

    If two grown men with guns on their hip were "threatened" by him?

    Please.

    They need to find a new line of work.
    Last edited by soot; 05-31-13 at 01:37 PM.

  5. #5
    Sage
    Geoist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    9,829

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    At least this time police didn't take away the camera and destroy it.
    "Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
    http://www.wealthandwant.com/

  6. #6
    Sage
    clownboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    08-17-16 @ 10:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    26,087

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    So because a guy has an Associates degree in criminal justice from the local JC and a tin badge he's above a little lip?

    FVck that Khmer Rouge nonsense.

    Did you watch the video? See the size of that kid?

    If two grown men with guns on their hip were "threatened" by him?

    Please.

    They need to find a new line of work.
    Give it a rest. Until you've walked in their shoes you obviously haven't clue one. Any lifeform with at least half a functioning brain knows you don't mouth off to police. Hopefully the kid learned a valuable lesson, judging from the comments here however, he probably won't. Which will lead him directly to learning it more painfully later in life.

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Mecca
    Last Seen
    01-14-15 @ 07:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,426

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    Sounds like roid rage to me.

  8. #8
    Guru
    soot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last Seen
    04-25-17 @ 03:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    4,308

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Give it a rest. Until you've walked in their shoes you obviously haven't clue one.
    Seriously?

    I don't need to "walk in their shoes".

    I pay them. I paid for their shoes. They're public servants.

    I have expectations of how they should behave and body slamming and choking out 14-year-old kids because they aren't immediately compliant doesn't cut the mustard.

    Any lifeform with at least half a functioning brain knows you don't mouth off to police.
    Only because sheeple suck-ups bury their head in the sand as this country becomes more and more of a police state every year.

    I'm not legally allowed to lie to the police.

    That's the only standard governing my verbal interaction with them.

    Some cop body slams me for telling him to pound sand and his lawyer better be better than the one I've got on retainer.

    A video like that and my lawyer = cha-ching-$$$$$.

    Hopefully the kid learned a valuable lesson...
    Yeah.

    Hopefully he learned to bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhend over and take it in the a$$ when Big Daddy Government comes knocking.

    Jesus H. Christ.

    It's people like you who are ruining this country.

  9. #9
    Sage
    Geoist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    9,829

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I think there's more to the story. Of course it could be they just got tired of the lip he was giving them and decided to treat him to an adult experience
    An adult does not physically assault someone, even if they are being verbally abused. At least, that is what I was taught growing up.

    If the story holds true then these cops were acting like children, not adults.
    "Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
    http://www.wealthandwant.com/

  10. #10
    Sage
    clownboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    08-17-16 @ 10:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    26,087

    Re: Boy Tackled & Arrested For 'Clenched Fists' & 'Dehumanizing Stare'

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    An adult does not physically assault someone, even if they are being verbally abused. At least, that is what I was taught growing up.

    If the story holds true then these cops were acting like children, not adults.
    I'll be a little more clear since you seem to be misinterpreting. IF the story is complete, yes the police here probably went overboard, however, not as far overboard as folks are saying. They are a very small presense in a large crowd of people at the beach, and it's their job to keep the peace. When someone, even some 14 year old punk, gives them public lip, plays games for the crowd, it undercuts their ability to command the necessary authority to do their job and often stirs up the crowd.

    AND on another note, in case you've never been in the situation, 14 year olds can be masters at winding adults up. It's common behavior and most good parents know to shut it down because if left unchecked they know the attitude is going to get the kid in trouble at some later time.

    AND, when it's all said and done add in the factor that these are folks with a difficult job who are human and maybe having a day from hell themselves. They're going to be a lot less tolerant when some 14 year old gives them lip.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •