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smartfart November 9th, 2019 12:16am

In your opinion, is this excessive treatment by police officers?

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drfishfinder1 Israel
11/10/19 5:19 am

When all of you pass the cops exam then you can learn what is like on the street

drfishfinder1 Israel
11/09/19 10:49 pm

What would have happened if he just pulled over like normal people do?

smartfart Florida
11/09/19 11:33 pm

It seems like your answer implies the answer to the question is “Yes. It’s excessive.”

drfishfinder1 Israel
11/09/19 11:39 pm

No when you don’t comply with being pulled over and you make the police chase you endangering bystanders you get what you deserve

smartfart Florida
11/10/19 12:03 am

So, in your mind, excessiveness of force is dependent on the actions of the target. In your opinion, is there anything that would constitute “excessive” on a disobedient offender?

drfishfinder1 Israel
11/10/19 3:22 am

If the offender stops and pulls out a cellphone and then gets shot that’s a grey area the nazis used extreme force on civilians so did po pot after you complete a shoot dont shoot range without any mistakes as I do each year then we can talk

smartfart Florida
11/10/19 5:27 am

So, you’re saying cops should look to the nazis & pol pot for examples on behavior when dealing with a suspect?
The goal of this interaction in the video, I assume, is the arrest the man. If that is the goal, it isn’t excessive to beat the man with clubs & kick him in the head while he’s laying on the ground instead of putting cuffs on him?

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/09/19 2:00 pm

Yes, seems obvious from what i can tell.

It would be nice if the person filming wasn’t having a seizure

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timeout Boston Strong
11/09/19 11:21 am

“can’t we all get along”...and even today people think the police were in the right? 🙄

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/08/19 8:19 pm

Rodney King was refusing to cooperate, police actions justified. Some of King’s aggressive actions were cut out of the video which was widely circulated by the media.

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smartfart Florida
11/08/19 8:23 pm

I know the defense. I see this video with a dozen cops standing around a guy on the ground. A couple continually kick him in the head. At that point, I don’t see him being aggressive at all & easily placed in cuffs.
Assuming that really happened before, it just looks like well-armed men taking revenge. Not what cops should be doing.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/08/19 8:25 pm

So in your mind, a man on the ground being beaten and kicked by 4-5 men is perfectly ok? Good grief. What is the matter with people. There is NO justification for it, just like there was no justification for the police strangling the man in NYC.
Terrible. Terrible.
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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/08/19 8:29 pm

Ok, King was being an aggressive asshole. The actual time of the “beating” was exaggerated by the media showing it repeatedly in slow motion.

smartfart Florida
11/08/19 8:33 pm

I’m not really talking about the media or even really the case at the time. I’m talking about this video in today’s times & context.
This video (doesn’t look in slow motion) looks excessive. He could have been put in cuffs at any time during the video, but instead was beaten with clubs & kicked in the head.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/08/19 8:37 pm

Putting an aggressive 300 pound man in cuffs isn’t as easy as you might think. Tasers weren’t used back then. Cops aren’t paid to get down and wrestle with drunken aggressive screwballs who refuse to cooperate.

smartfart Florida
11/08/19 8:42 pm

Also, I see no attempt to cuff or restrain.
Is the goal of police to beat people into unconsciousness so they can cuff them after?

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/08/19 8:45 pm

I think based on 4boot’s comments, MN is probably a good state to stay away from ... either that or his views are an anomaly.
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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/08/19 11:07 pm

Nice generalization shygirl. Would some 120 pound female officers be expected to get down and wrestle and cuff that clown? Or, is there a double standard?

The local jury appropriately cleared the officers, but the feds crapped their pants after the insane riots and looting and prosecuted again.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
11/08/19 11:09 pm

Ok, so he was tased...obviously didn’t work.

RatBaby
11/09/19 10:40 am

Except it did considering he was lying on the ground being beaten by a half dozen people.

snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/09/19 2:08 pm

Shygal, I have lived in Minnesota. I have family in Minnesota. Trust me when I tell you 4boot doesn’t represent a majority of Minnesotans.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/09/19 2:29 pm

Thank God, snag!!

Ebola007 Florida
11/08/19 7:20 pm

Yes. It appears excessive in the video.

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shygal47 Florida east coast
11/08/19 6:22 pm

Yes. Is that the Rodney King beating? I saw the date. Terrible terrible.

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smartfart Florida
11/08/19 6:30 pm

Yes. I see it again & cant figure how they were acquitted.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/08/19 8:21 pm

I couldn’t believe it either! Stunned!

HBNY this space for rent
11/08/19 5:24 pm

Rodney King? That was news when I was in high school. That was excessive.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/08/19 5:28 pm

We changed the slogan from "back the blue" to "black and blue".

smartfart Florida
11/08/19 5:31 pm

I lot has happen on this topic since 1991. I wonder what people think about it now.

smartfart Florida
11/08/19 5:19 pm

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/08/19 8:42 pm

Farthead, Be sure & tell the Police how much you hate them, when they save your 🥺sorry arse from a robber, of junkie high on dope🤪‼️

smartfart Florida
11/08/19 8:44 pm

🙄 Great argument.

smartfart Florida
11/08/19 8:46 pm

Based on your response, I’m guessing you see the video & do not find it excessive. I’d like to hear the reasoning behind that.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/08/19 8:47 pm

Only when you need one🤬🤔🤭🤫😵‼️

smartfart Florida
11/08/19 8:49 pm

Ok. I guess we aren’t going to get any reasonable & intelligible response on the topic.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/08/19 8:55 pm

Blowfart💨The same type of edited video fiction on Rodney King, that was used on the Michael Brown “hands up don’t shoot” that also portrayed him as a helpless docile victim, which even Obama’s AG investigated & said was a lie🤥‼️

smartfart Florida
11/08/19 9:00 pm

So...you’re argument is “fake news!”?
I guess that is one way to put today’s spin on an 28 year old video. Please give me some sources that that specific video of the beating was edited to help with your point.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/08/19 9:25 pm

daily.jstor.org Why Didn’t the Rodney King Video Lead to a Conviction?