Thursday, May 14, 2009

Unnecessarily violent cops caught on film

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From what I can know the suspect in this case is not a nice person. He did lead police on a chase through the streets, after they tried to allegedly pull him over for a traffic violation. But what is clear is that the man, when he realized he could not escape, laid down on the ground and put his hands on the ground above his head. He had clearly surrendered. At the time he did that it was obvious that he was not armed. A police officer, apparently not realizing that a news helicopter was above then violent kicks the man in the head. Please be aware that such a kick to the head can kill.

A second police officer then comes on the scene and starts beating the man with a flashlight. In my experience police flashlights tend to be heavy metal, not cheap plastic items.

The man posed no threat to the officers at the point this happened. He was not resisting arrest at this time.

After assaulting this man two of cops 'high five" one another.

As I have repeatedly said, the police in the United States should be considered armed and dangerous. We have overwhelming evidence that they routinely engage in violent assaults on the flimsiest of pretences. Be assured that witnesses are not safe, that innocent bystanders are not safe, and you aren't even safe in your own home if a police officer knocks on your door. This is why I stay as far away from cops as possible. If you see a police officer your best response is to merely move as far away from them as possible. You should not speak to them, you should not try to help them. You should treat them as you would a rabid dog. Do nothing to stir them up but get as far away from them as you can.

I am fully aware that not all police officers act this way. I once posted a video here of a very tame, but wild hippo, that adopted a family and would come visit them, allowing them to pet her and fed her. But hippos kill more people in Africa than any other mammal, other than humans. It would be potentially deadly to assume any hippo is friendly. It is potentially dangerous to assume any police officer is safe. Protect your own life and avoid them.