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Thread: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    If yes, please explain under what circumstance are the actions depicted permissible.

    You can't have cops treating citizens like that. There was no immediate danger to anyone and no weapon to be seen.

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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    There we go using "the race card." Racism in America no longer exists...unless we're talking about people who voted for Obama obviously just because he's black or rather half black.
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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    Are we absolutely certain this was racially motivated?

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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    You can't have cops treating citizens like that. There was no immediate danger to anyone and no weapon to be seen.
    How do you know she was a citizen ?

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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    This morning on local news the person who took the video was interviewed and explained why he was laughing.

    What the video doesn't show is a deranged woman evading arrest, running around a red pick up truck in circles and running into traffic.

    The CHP officer was in foot pursuit of the lady who was evading arrest, a felony ???

    CHP officials say there was more to the story and more that transpired before the woman went on the run.

    Remember the good old days when cops use to shoot fleeing criminals who ran away from the law ?

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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Um Yes I and anyone with eyes who is watching the video can. At the 28 second mark the women is literally only guarding her face, despite this the cop continues to punch her in the head.
    And then right after his final hit, she hits him at least 3 times (although they all looked pretty weak) after the other cop arrives.
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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    I have voiced this before and that is that I think the police are becoming out of control. But, beyond that, unless the person is a trained negotiator, many of them really don't have the skills to get a situation under control without resorting to violence. I qualify that by saying that some do. I have seen some really good work from several of them. I think if this unfolds at all, you will find that the woman, who was running in and out of traffic, is likely a mental patient. With mental patients who are doing dangerous things, like running in and out of traffic, a takedown is definitely the thing that needs to happen. You can't really negotiate with a psychotic person because the person doesn't share our reality. I think the take down was appropriate. There are ways to immobilize and hold a person down without hurting them until help arrives, and help did arrive. I really don't see any need for the officer to have struck her with repeated blows the way he did.

    It is really sad that we have so many mentally ill people and so many who deal with who really don't have the skills to do so.
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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    This morning on local news the person who took the video was interviewed and explained why he was laughing.

    What the video doesn't show is a deranged woman evading arrest, running around a red pick up truck in circles and running into traffic.

    The CHP officer was in foot pursuit of the lady who was evading arrest, a felony ???

    CHP officials say there was more to the story and more that transpired before the woman went on the run.

    Remember the good old days when cops use to shoot fleeing criminals who ran away from the law ?

    Why are you trying to defend the indefensible? Brutality against a seemingly helpless female victim. I've seen police lay into a male offering, severe resistance but this is simply uncalled for and vicious.
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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    I would also like to add this, and maybe it needs its own thread but here goes: I have issues with high speed chases through populated areas. There was one recently in the little town near where I live. The person ran a red light or some such, then took off when the blue lights started up. The officer had the license number, but took out after the person anyway. There was a high speed chase through the town where many of the streets make up part of a walking university campus. Given that they had the license number, I really don't see why they put so many pedestrians in danger over someone running a stop light. All they had to do was pay a call at the home of the person the car was registered to or radio another officer the direction the car headed. High speed chases for minor offenses in populated areas are about the poorest judgment I can think of on the part of someone who is there to 'serve and protect.' The rebuttal to that is always.....bu.....bu....bu...it might have stopped a murder or some other something. Yeah, but the offense that precipitated the chase was a misdemeanor. Is that really worth an officer hitting a pedestrian and killing him?
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    Re: Is there any possible justification for what is happening in the Video

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Why are you trying to defend the indefensible? Brutality against a seemingly helpless female victim. I've seen police lay into a male offering, severe resistance but this is simply uncalled for and vicious.
    Even after the second person arrives to help the officer they both have a hard time getting her secure. You're watching the video looking for ways the officer screwed up and ignoring all else.

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