Teen punched in face by LAPD

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    You are a dick.
     
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    I have one thanks for letting me know it was still there. Got anything of substance to add to this thread?
     
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    can't realyy see what happened from the video :confused:
     
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    What......you mean substance like how the Colorado theater shooting was staged by our federal government? Like that?
     
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    While I stand strong against the unnecessary use of force by police, I really don't think we can make a judgement here without knowing what happened BEFORE that video started recording. If the skateboarder was compliant with police requests, for sure their reaction is an outrage than cannot stand. On the other hand, if the young man resisted arrest, tried to run, or to strike a cop...he deserves an ass kicking.

    Gotta know the whole story before I could say one way or another.
     
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    Wait a minute...

    The kid is pinned by two officers and somehow in your mind there can be justification of the third officer punching him in the face?

    I didn't expect to see that streak of Big Government Authoritarian running up your back...
     
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    LA Cops are "Big Government"? No shit? I wonder if anyone has told them about this?
     
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    Cops should take Bloomberg's advice and go on strike.See how the cop haters like their world then.










    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    There CAN be justification, I could not tell from the video. A hypothetical: If the guy was resisting arrest and had attempted to run and had attempted to strike a cop, certainly hackles would be raised. If, in this pile up, the guy continued to resist and let's say, attempt to grab one of the cops by the balls or go for his gun, then hell yes, punch him out. It's an extreme hypothetical I grant you but one in which there could justification for striking him.

    That said, it better be something close to that extreme before I'd give a pass to the cops here.

    I'm just trying to be objective as I don't know the whole story. I may be a fervent limited government guy, but that doesn't mean I accept attacking a cop...if that's what happened.

    If the cops hit him for no reason...throw them in jail with the thugs they've arrested!
     

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