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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    No, I'm not kidding. It's right there in black and white, he did something stupid and got punished for it. At the end of the day, all he did was punch someone in the face. I've done the same, and all I got was a night in jail. Same for a lot of people and it's "lol, he mad". A cop does it and you people break out the pitchforks and torches looking for a new witch to burn.
    The crime of punching someone does not involve first holding them at gunpoint and handcuffing them - that is not simple misdemeanor assault, by any means, that is felony kidnapping while armed (try it and see for yourself). The officer did not simply do something stupid, he had a gov't vehicle, armed back-up and the legal right to kill the "armed suspect" that he (they?) "alleged" (yet never got charged) drew down on him/them.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    What I saw in the first 15 seconds of the video was the guy emerging from a vehicle with his hands handcuffed behind his back. Somebody calls him a "mofo," and the cop laughs and slams into him.

    Whatever happened previously, they'd just taken a ride, so the grownups should've had a chance to cool down. Hitting somebody in handcuffs is bully behavior. And unprofessional.
    And all caught on camera.

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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    No, I'm not kidding. It's right there in black and white, he did something stupid and got punished for it. At the end of the day, all he did was punch someone in the face. I've done the same, and all I got was a night in jail. Same for a lot of people and it's "lol, he mad". A cop does it and you people break out the pitchforks and torches looking for a new witch to burn.
    Not exactly the same thing as a civilian altercation.

    Did you handcuff the guy you punched before hitting him?

    Was the penalty summary execution if he hit you BACK?

    I'm betting the answer is "no" to both.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    No, I'm not kidding. It's right there in black and white, he did something stupid and got punished for it. At the end of the day, all he did was punch someone in the face. I've done the same, and all I got was a night in jail. Same for a lot of people and it's "lol, he mad". A cop does it and you people break out the pitchforks and torches looking for a new witch to burn.
    Well, I'm not breaking out the pitchfork, but an officer assaulting someone in custody and in handcuffs is different from one citizen punching another in the face.

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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    No, I'm not kidding. It's right there in black and white, he did something stupid and got punished for it. At the end of the day, all he did was punch someone in the face. I've done the same, and all I got was a night in jail. Same for a lot of people and it's "lol, he mad". A cop does it and you people break out the pitchforks and torches looking for a new witch to burn.
    Except you're a civilian, not a government imperial.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The crime of punching someone does not involve first holding them at gunpoint and handcuffing them.
    He wasn't being held at gunpoint.

    that is not simple misdemeanor assault, by any means, that is felony kidnapping while armed (try it and see for yourself).
    So now police arresting someone is armed kidnapping?

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    Not exactly the same thing as a civilian altercation.
    I was enlisted in the US Army at the time.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Recently had a police officer charged and convicted here for a similar action. The victim in the case had been charged with resisting arrest and other charges until the victim's lawyer happened to find some surveillance video from a nearby store which showed that the victim did nothing wrong and the police officer kicked and beat him while he was being held down by two security guards. When the prosecutors saw the video, the victim's charges were dropped and the officer was charged.

    Much as I can't stand a lot of the new technology and particularly social media and camera phones filming everyone else's business, I do find it remarkable that police still think they can get away with such things in this age when everyone is being watched somehow, someway.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    He wasn't being held at gunpoint.


    So now police arresting someone is armed kidnapping?



    I was enlisted in the US Army at the time.
    So you handcuffed him and promised to shoot him if he tried to hit you back?
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    So you handcuffed him
    He wasn't under arrest and being transported to what looks like a correctional facility.

    and promised to shoot him if he tried to hit you back?
    You do know that punching a police officer is not grounds for use of deadly force, right? All that will do is land a person a serious ass beating, and a charge of assaulting a police officer.
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    Re: Judge refuses to watch police brutality video, lets cop off

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    He wasn't under arrest and being transported to what looks like a correctional facility.


    You do know that punching a police officer is not grounds for use of deadly force, right? All that will do is land a person a serious ass beating, and a charge of assaulting a police officer.
    In San Diego it is.

    They shot a homeless guy for raising a "stick" maybe three quarters of an inch at the base a dwindling to maybe a quarter inch in two feet at a police dog.

    Shot the dog too in the process.

    Maybe its better where you are.
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