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08-02-08, 05:12 AM
Police arresting suspect placed on Modified assignment.
08-02-08, 05:51 AM
Insufficient information in the video. But just in case it's a surprise to anyone, police using force to restrain/control and arrest is never a pretty sight. The question is always, "was it reasonable?" and not "well, how did it look?"
I like how they left out the part that he had been resisting for a while and that he had the baton out and was warning him.
I'm tired of the videos being started at the officer's backswing. Leave it to the Communist News Network. Either CNN omitted the beginning of the video or it never had it, which renders it non-news worthy.
08-04-08, 06:16 AM
They always leave out the stuff that is important to the officers defense. They don't want to make it look like the officer is justified at all. As someone had said in another post, use of force hardly ever looks "good."
08-04-08, 10:03 AM
Of course they also didn't mention the part once he started listening to the officers, the stopped "beating" him.
08-07-08, 03:43 AM
It was reasonable because the suspect prevented the officers from rear cuffing him. By resisting the video shows what can happen to you.
08-07-08, 04:50 AM
I think the CNN people or who ever omitted the video should get a beating...