See my last post
Walk a mile in my shoes. Cops are human.
In any case, this is silly. He was involved with two people at one time: one resisting arrest, one attempting to help the other resist arrest. That is always a bad thing. The potential to lose control of the situation is high. You never know what may happen when this crap starts: someone may pull a weapon or attack you from behind. You're outnumbered, your attention is divided, and that puts you in a tight spot. You have to regain control quickly. So he punched her, so what... it's not like he went all Rodeny King on her with a nightstick.
Moral of the story: don't resist arrest, and don't help someone else resist arrest.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Police Union: Cop Who Punched Teen Girl in the Head Was Right[Officers Guild President] Rich O'Neil told KCPQ-TV that punching her in the face was an appropriate use of force as the officer [Ian P. Walsh] struggled with two women and a crowd formed. O'Neil says it's wrong to call the punch police brutality or racist.
If his life was in danger, he should have shot the stupid bitch.
The response was appropriate, attack a cop and get punched in the ****ing face.
Im tired of this passive sissy bull**** expectations from the police, if someone attacked you like that, you'd punch them in the ****ing face.
Frankly you kind of deserve to be punched for being stupid enough to go up and shove a police officer. Had he continued to punch her, that would have been overboard, but I see no problem with how he responded.