Re: The Denver Police Beating. I Got on the News today

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neU9fkjxozs]YouTube - Outcry over police brutality caught on camera[/ame]

    Here's the write up:

    Denver police officers were caught on video tackling and beating a 23-year-old man who was doing nothing but talking on a telephone. The mayor and city officials are deeply divided and concerned over the incident and debating the punishment for the police officer. George Hemminger of Survive and Thrive TV said in this case the individual was lucky the incident was caught on video, because when there are not cameras around it is hard to prove what actually takes place. Hemminger said it is a travesty that the officers have not been fired. So far they have only experienced a reduction in pay. In order to inspire change in policing practices the media needs to cover the issue of police brutality more and bring the issue to the public's attention, argued Hemminger.
     
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    we should not have police, they are brutal, just look at Denver.
     
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    from the comments on the internet Denver seems to pretty bad and I thought we had it bad in LA
     
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    then you should vote to do away with all police. They are brutal.
     
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    These officers not getting fired immediately is "rediculous"? We haven't even heard the full story, the video really doesn't tell too much, no audio whatsoever. If the officer ordered the "phone-guy" to get on the ground to get arrested he clearly disobeyed. Of course this news bit didn't give both sides of the story, as usual....


    As for all the "on-line anger" about cops, maybe jackasses should stop breaking the law and disobeyed cops while they're doing it. Otherwise you're not going to get too much sympathy for getting your face slammed into the ground.
     
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    This is disturbing....but damn did you see that reporter....WOW. How you doin? :cool:
     
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    so let me see if i have this right the cops pull someone over and have him on the ground and are detaining him.....and his buddy is yakking away on a cell phone saying...we don't know what....and the cops beat the shit out of him.....not that cop need to beat the piss out of the dude....but yaking on your cell why the cops are hog tying your buddy is like hiking in the mountains of iraq / iran.....it isn't going to end well....
     

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