More Police Cruelty: Arizona To Investigate Bloody Arrest Of Grandfather At WalMart..

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    And they wonder why more & more Americans are turning on them?


    David Chadd, a CNN iReporter from Las Vegas, was among the crowd shopping for video games set up in the Walmart's grocery section. He said Newman "was not resisting" arrest as he was led away from the crowd by a police officer.

    That officer, Chadd said, then suddenly hooked the suspect around the leg, grabbed him and "slammed him face first into the ground."

    "It was like a bowling ball hitting the ground, that's how bad it was," he said.

    Video, recorded by Chadd and later posted on CNN's iReport, shows an apparently unconscious Newman head-down on the floor in a pool of blood. As he's turned over, Buckeye police officers appear to try to revive him -- at which point his face, covered mostly in blood, is revealed.

    Several voices, apparently those of fellow shoppers are heard saying "Why would you throw him down so hard? All he did was shoplifting and you threw him down like that?" Another person says,"They threw him down. He wasn't doing anything wrong?"

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/26/justice/arizona-walmart-arrest/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
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    WARNING: The video is not pleasant. Strong Language and some blood.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRmMHIMQ49Y]Black Friday 2011 - Walmart police brutality - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    The man wasn't even shoplifting. He was tucking a game under his shirt because there was such a mad rush from the crowd to get the game. He was trying to get the game for his Grandson. He was doing what any brave and loving Grandfather would have done. Did he deserve this?
     
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    You see a man putting merchandise under his shirt, is your first impression that he is attempting to steal it or do you just assume he's hiding it from other shoppers?
     
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    The thread title is misleading. It makes you think they arrested an elderly man. He doesn't appear that old to me. Also where is the evidence of brutality? The video doesn't show any. How about we wait before making assumptions?
     
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    It was Black Friday and there was big rush from the crowd to grab the game. He was just trying to save the game for his Grandson. That's why he tucked it under his shirt. And no the video didn't pick up the part where they slammed his face into the ground after he was cuffed but many witnesses have said it was ridiculously unnecessary. And look at his face. You don't think there's any brutality there?
     
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    Maybe he tripped trying to run from the police?
     
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    Just trying to save a game for your Grandchild and this is what can happen to you in Police/Prison State America.
     
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