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Old 02-26-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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The apologists are in full force in this thread...
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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I don't believe it. I want to know what happened before the camera started to roll. The cop already had his blue gloves on, so something was going on that the viewer isn't privy to. We're only being show the party of the film that makes the cop look bad.

It's another agenda from the cop haters. Yawn.
Doesn't matter what happened prior. The video shows the cop slapping someone sitting on the ground. In the real world, that's called assault.

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That's what I thought, too.

The cop was putting on gloves and following him before he said he had to pee. So that gets turned around to "cop slaps man for having to pee?" I'm not buying it.

And I'm sick of these narrow-angle videos, too.
At no point prior to the slapping was anything done to give any impression that the man was being arrested, merely wanting to escort him off the property.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:15 PM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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That's what I thought, too.

The cop was putting on gloves and following him before he said he had to pee. So that gets turned around to "cop slaps man for having to pee?" I'm not buying it.

And I'm sick of these narrow-angle videos, too.
Whatever the disconnect between this video and his arrest report was, it caused the PD to put him on administrative paid leave.

That is not done just because of the video... think about it.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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I don't believe it. I want to know what happened before the camera started to roll. The cop already had his blue gloves on, so something was going on that the viewer isn't privy to. We're only being show the party of the film that makes the cop look bad.

It's another agenda from the cop haters. Yawn.
The cop put on the gloves because he didn't want to use his bare hands to touch a homeless person. Ultimately, the cop had a legitimate reason to detain/arrest the homeless man (he had previously told him that he couldn't loiter/wasn't welcome on airport property, and so a trespass arrest was appropriate), but how he handled the situation is unacceptable. You don't slap/push someone because they "talk back" to you. That cop is not deserving of a badge and I hope he's fired/charged with assault and battery.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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Doesn't matter what happened prior. The video shows the cop slapping someone sitting on the ground. In the real world, that's called assault.



At no point prior to the slapping was anything done to give any impression that the man was being arrested, merely wanting to escort him off the property.
Right. Also, the important thing is that the video showed enough leading up to and after the slap to make it unwarranted. If the officer had reason to use that kind of force, I think he would've gone beyond that and actually tried to more immediately subdue the man. This is a case of a bully cop who abused his authority. Nothing more. The cop's language and actions (in addition to the man's) before, during, and after the slap speak for themselves.

Note, I didn't see the video linked to in this thread (from what I understand, there is more than one video), so am going off of a video of the incident that I saw off of this thread; they could be the same video, I don't know.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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So predictable. To hero worshiping cop apologists no amount of evidence will change their rigid, authority figure worshiping minds that these murdering, brutalizing, extorting, lying goons are anything but "our heroes in uniform". Somehow in their sick minds physical violence against a senior citizen who poses absolutely no threat is ok because he didn't immediately get on his knees and worship the ground the cop walks on. Really sick. It's these kinds of people that refuse to demand accountability that allow this kind of goon behavior among cops to continue. This cop belong in jail for assault, not on paid vacation.
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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So predictable. To hero worshiping cop apologists no amount of evidence will change their rigid, authority figure worshiping minds that these murdering, brutalizing, extorting, lying goons are anything but "our heroes in uniform". Somehow in their sick minds physical violence against a senior citizen who poses absolutely no threat is ok because he didn't immediately get on his knees and worship the ground the cop walks on. Really sick. It's these kinds of people that refuse to demand accountability that allow this kind of goon behavior among cops to continue. This cop belong in jail for assault, not on paid vacation.
I've been in a couple situations standing beside a friend where a cops behavior gets out of line. I've found saying you work for a local law office (I don't, but I wear a suit regularly) will quickly change their behavior.
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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Video Shows Fort Lauderdale Cop Slapping Man Who Wanted to Use Restroom | New Times Broward-Palm Beach

Look at this bigshot cop brutalizing a helpless, homeless senior citizen. You know it's crap like this that makes you understand how someone would want to put a bullet thru a cops head. What is it about "law enforcement" that attracts the violent sociopaths? Well, gee let me think, give a violent, mentally ill guy a gun, a badge and no accountability, golly gee what do you think is going to happen? What a surprise that we have these home grown terrorists brutalizing and killing helpless, innocent Americans on a regular basis.
I really don't know why posters even try to respond rationally to you with such blatant hyperbole in your OP.
I for one engage in these type of subjects on both sides of the coin depending on the circumstances, but your OP is not worthy of such.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: zooland 1
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OP....Do you want to put a bullet thru a cops head?
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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Arrest the cop. Let the victim sue him. That is what would happen to us.
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