Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On Bus

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  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On Bus

    Then after this cop hauls off and punches this woman in the face, he goes up to the guy videotaping it with his cellphone -- a veteran as it happens, who knows his rights -- and threatens him with arrest if he doesn't hand over the cellphone. Oh, and the cop -- white -- asks the veteran -- black -- if there are any warrants out for his arrest.

    !!
     
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  2. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    The cops are idiots, go vet go... "any outstanding ... - blah"

    Hang the dumb cop out to dry for that unprovoked attack. Kiss goodbye to your job.
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    A reporter called this fellow's superiors and they weren't interested in seeing the video. I'll bet...
    Everyone has cell phones, every cell phone has cameras, and the latest ones (androids) have a one-button auto-upload to YouTube.
    It is obviously time to confiscate cell phones.
     
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    No, it's time to auto-upload the video as soon as the cop sees you. Go ahead, confiscate my phone, the video is already uploaded.
     
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  5. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Wish these guys would make up their mind.

    Are we supposed to 'See something, say something' or not?
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That capability exists -- Androids & iPhones can upload videos & photos in real time as they are created: Qik.com

    There is also a memory card for many cameras will will do the same via Wifi: www.eye.fi
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Heavens, no! Not when it involves disturbing the thin blue line.
     
  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    That's amazing. This is why they have a problem. Somebody please tell these supervisors "Don't ask-don't tell" was repealed.

    Here's another excessive force case on a cell phone video - not so agregious:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRq_hpE4Y8E

    I think the cell phone videographers are out in full force this year.

    Has anybody else noticed how often police-thugs target the mentally handicapped? I think many of these boys in blue were bullies in childhood who simply never outgrew picking on the odd man out.
     
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  9. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    I would amend your last statement to read "never outgrew picking on the helpless, 'smaller-than-them' odd man out".
     
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  10. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yes, this is horrible. And predictable. Bullies always beat up on the weaker, and prisons are bullies writ large.

    When friends of mine were arrested in DC recently for protesting in front of the Supreme Court, they were held through the weekend, even though the normal course is to release them without even an overnight. While they were in jail, there was a woman in another cell sobbing and screaming. They said she was mentally ill. They begged and begged the guards to let her come into their cell so they could try to comfort her.

    No go.

    So here was a woman, in obvious distress, and other prisoners -- all non-violent protesters -- wanted to help her, but they weren't allowed by the powers-that-be.

    The cells were also kept freezing cold, with the a/c turned on high. And everyone's sweaters were taken away from them. And, of course, no food or drink for most of the time they were in there. Finally, close to release, they got half a cup of water each.

    This is obviously only a tiny fraction of the casual, routine power-plays and abuse that go on in prisons all across the country (to say nothing of our black sites abroad). Multiply it by orders of degree of cruelty to get a glimpse of what's really going on.
     
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  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I nominate this one "Post of the Day"!
     
  13. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Sounds like the Lubyanka all over again. The rubber hoses come later. Power WILL be abused by those who have it. We cannot trust even ourselves with Power. That was the whole rationale for the US Constitution. To limit power and prevent an all powerful central government. It has proved to be a noble but ultimately a failed effort.
     
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  14. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    Reading this stuff and watching what is happening in America, I feel like I am standing on the hillside watching a massive slow motion train wreck.
    I shake my head in disbelief.
     

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