Here’s a story from a few days ago in Orlando, Florida.
An internal investigation by the Orlando PD decided that an officer used excessive force when he threw a 100-pound woman violently to the ground face first, smashing her front teeth out on the sidewalk.
It doesn’t take a doctor or an expert in restraint techniques to realize that his actions were far too extreme to deal with a petite woman who might have had a couple of drinks in her.
I read this story and watched the video (above) and was horrified as always when we hear stories like this that have become all too commonplace, but it was the comments at the bottom of the page, nearly all left by cops, that really got my blood boiling. You can go read them for yourselves, but here are some priceless gems that I’d like to make sure none of you miss out on:
“Hey I have an idea…how about this POS female doesn’t fight with her POS boyfriend and act like a POS criminal and get assaultive with police when they show up to deal with her POS self?”
This guy must have missed the ‘Protect and Serve’ memo.
“Had it been a controled takedown, with an arrest afterwards…this wouldn’t be an issue.”
Hmm, another cop suggesting that you arrest your victim to avoid scrutiny. I’m sensing a pattern here.
“Ya know what…keep your hands off of my Officer`s, act like you have some sense and keep all of your teeth”
Exactly the education level I would expect from one of these jackasses.
“An arm bar technique often results in a busted mouth if the suspect does not hold their head up when landing.”
In order words, it’s our fault that we haven’t been trained in the proper procedures for taking a beating.
“We need a unit in every police department to be able to oversee the I.A. division. Who watches them and makes sure they are really upholding integrity?”
OK, so watchers to watch the watchers who watch other watchers. No, all you need is Copblockers to record you.
“Where I work if somebody gets hurt in a tussle with one of us…so be it”
In other words, “I need to strut my manliness to feel better about my anatomical shortcomings and low test scores.”
“I don’t care if the suspect weighs 65 pounds or 300 pounds, they CAN kill you or severely injury you.”
Right… it’s much better to bodyslam the shit out of them and bust all their teeth out to make sure they can’t be a threat to you. I see that now.
“Maybe if she didnt act stupid this would not have happened.”
Here’s an obviously proud activist for cop’s rights to bash people’s brains in. I think he has a website at ISniffGlueOnTheJob.com.
“Anyone can see that the officer was wrong, he shouldn’t have thrown her to the ground. He should have socked her in the gut.”
Especially if she was pregnant, huh genius?
Anyway, there are a lot more. I’ll stop now since I’m only halfway down page 2 and this thing could get pretty long if I let my irritation get the better of me and just keep typing.
Keep up the good fight!
[Editor’s note: I figured I’d add a rational cops comments as well, see pic below. Ademo]