I have always said that when a police officer stops you, that you should not resist and just cooperate. If you resist, odds are that you will lose in the long run. I watched this video, and it looked to me like the man was cooperating. Allegedly the situation arose over a bus ticket, and I cannot comment on that in depth as the details are unclear and murky. However, I didn’t see him do anything that warranted this end result.
Are we people or animals? I always come to bat for law enforcement when I think they are right, but there are times that they are wrong. Honestly, how much do you expect a man to take if you are treating him this way? I ask again, are we people or animals? The way they were holding him, kept him in a backward leaning position, as if he were a dog on a leash. That is unacceptable and I believe it was uncalled for. We are human beings and deserved to be treated with respect, we are not dogs to be tamed!
The man appeared to be cooperating, and what I perceived is that the cop wanted to “dominate” and “tame” him into submission. So I ask you again, are we humans or animals? Is this the dog whisperer? What is going on here? I will repeat, I have come to bat for law enforcement, many, many times. Yet, seeing videos like this one, or that jerk that harassed the Uber driver recently are really starting to make me sick to my stomach and extremely disappointed in our police officers.
I would need more details as to whether or not this man actually did anything wrong, but from watching this, it seems to me that the officers escalated the situation and simply went overboard. I always say don’t resist, but he didn’t appear to be resisting and it looks to me as though this was simply a matter of ego and imposing their will upon the guy.
Cops dogpile and attack an innocent man OVER A BUS TICKET???This has got to stop. Read full details here: http://filmingcops.com/cops-dogpile-and-attack-innocent-man-over-bus-ticket/
Posted by Filming Cops on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Growing Up Bronx
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