<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>First about the taser. Had they not had the taser (not justifying the use of it here, just some info) then they would have 3 alternatives: nightstick, weapon, or pressure techniques.<p><hr></blockquote><p>For the first instance of using the Taser, refer to all the things that Sean said, but one of the reasons this is obvious brutality is the repeated use of the weapon. Its ridiculous to assume that multiple cops couldn't get a cuff on him after he was lying on the floor. You notice they keep yelling at him to "get up". Why? Just grab him and drag him out. Its as if they were looking for more reasons to keep hitting him with the Taser. Sick.<br><br>
I was thinking the same thing, Alec. The girls who kept asking to see the cops' badge number: well-intentioned, but . . . .<br><br>____________________________________________________<br>Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,<br>But to be young was very heaven!
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From what I've read now on the matter, the kid *was* trying to incite some sort of group action, and a lot of his fellow students just sorta gathered around and stared at what was going on.<br><br><br><br>
yeah, i've heard the kid was a jerk about things . . . but they handcuffed him and continued tasering him. and, even tasered him in the ass at the end. even if the cops were right, i can see a jury reacting much like many of us reacted to the video itself. plus, the kid has witnesses who thought the police were overdoing it. i see a settlement because the LA police want this to go away. the jerk of a student will end up getting paid.<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
From John post<br>[color:blue]Resisting arrest<br>resisting an arrest is a misdemeanor. It is also a misdemeanor to interfere with an officer while he is engaged in official duties. Resisting arrest typically comes in the form of an arrestee physically struggling with an officer as he tries to place on handcuffs, or when the arrestee struggles as he is being placed in a patrol car or jail cell.<br>Interfering with the duties of an officer typically occurs when a person attempts to physically restrain an officer to prevent the arrest of another, or when a person is verbally abusive or taunting an officer as he is engaged in his duties.</font color=blue><br><br>From YoYo post<br>[color:blue]the student had begun to walk toward the door with his backpack when an officer approached him and grabbed his arm, at which point the student told the officer to let him go</font color=blue> = Clearly seems to me that the student was at this point either resisting arrest and or interfering with the duties of an officer = Case closed.<br><br>[color:blue]The student also told the officers he had a medical condition.</font color=blue> - Unless the student had a clearly visible "Medical Alert" bracelet or necklace , no one on this planet would believe want a person says is true . After all don't all perps say before a confrontation with authorities that they either have AIDs or some other medical condition.<br><br>Still the bottom line is the student was where he was not supposed to be without a ID - This would have never happened if he followed the rules. He alone brought this upon himself .<br><br>Now<br>The student can file a assesive force complaint and possibly sue the school .<br><br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Clearly seems to me that the student was at this point either resisting arrest and or interfering with the duties of an officer = Case closed.<p><hr></blockquote><p>when i was in high school, i saw a fight happening in a parking lot. the cops came and i was apparently too close to the fight. a cop put his hand on my arm and asked me to leave the scene. i didn't like that the cop touched me when i wasn't under arrest and i am pretty sure i wasn't under arrest at that point. when the kid told the officer to let go, the kid was not under arrest so that couldn't be resisting arrest could it? <br><br>the student was likely the biggest jerk in the world, but the officers went too far and helped to escalate the situation.<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
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