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    bontemps2012

    I don't expect you to understand or even try to but the officers' concern primarily is their safety and hers. On the ground she can't hurt anyone or do anything

    Is it uncomfortable and painful? Yes but when you invent phasers you can set for stun we'll talk till then you just sound disconnected from reality.

    •  LAPD Chief Beck's comments about the video (5+ / 0-)

      and the LAPD officers sounded pretty connected to reality.

      There was more 2 days after the video linked here. Don't especially care for the posters comments in this one. The relevant news section, which seems to also be from ABC 7 news, runs from .34 to 2:32. Beck removed the CO for the division the two officers work in, states the captain's handling of the case was inadequate. Newscaster stated that officer faces a  demotion.

      Division commanding officer removed from position

      I find it interesting that swearing constitutes resisting arrest. Most black dudes know it can mean anything the cops want to relabel 'not showing enough respect and fear'. White women don't usually know about that.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:47:33 PM PST

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      •  Handcuffs do little to deter head butts. (1+ / 0-)
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        Display rage toward a police officer after getting cuffed ??? Good morning..........

        What's her IQ?

        My bet's on a "-3."

        "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

        by bontemps2012 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:21:48 AM PST

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      •  Amen Ginny (4+ / 0-)

        I finally was confronted with the reality of what blacks face in this country just a few years ago. I was appalled that even asking a question was viewed by cops as "aggressive behavior". Most whites haven't seen that as we are not targeted as much by the cops.

        American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

        by glitterscale on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 05:27:58 AM PST

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      •  don't get me started on Beck (0+ / 0-)

        the man is starting to sound so utterly deranged and unprofessional that frankly I think he needs to retire

        I would also like to see the statue you are quoting there on swearing.

        •  Not in writing, it's part of the culture. (0+ / 0-)

          Which I have seen very obviously working with sherrifs and patients in a hospital lock down unit. Even to people who are paralyzed and too weak to mount any physical action what so ever. No matter how polite and subservient, the ones in charge go out of their way to rub the prisoner's faces in  it. I mean things like telling us not to bring the prisoner fluid between meals. That isn't in writing either. But the person who mans the door lock works for the sherrifs. Can you get 1+ liters of fluid by drinking from a very small sink and faucet,  when you are sick, in pain and 20 feet from it?

          Beck is very likely a broken clock. Apparently he has the justification to do the demotion. Or it is a ruse to get out of the situation - figuring that the officer will fight it successfully when the limelight has moved on to other issues.

          "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

          by Ginny in CO on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 01:28:55 PM PST

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          •  not every cop is like that (0+ / 0-)

            most of the cops I've interacted with would like nothing more then to get rid of the power trippers but the appeal to be in law enforcement especially at the local and rural level isn't so great. Thus often they take what they can get.

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