The guy may be wanted. The guy may be bad. But, according to the video, the guy wasn’t resisting. According to the video the cops were criminal. The guy was spread eagle and got kicks to the head and groin. According to the video the guy was compliant. According to the video the guy got a beating from “Peace Officers” whose job it is to hook up a suspect and bring him to jail for a court trial.
The guy ran. The cops followed. The guy ran some more. The cops emotions were running hot. The guy fell off his stolen horse. The guy got the snot kicked out of him by overzealous cops who shouldn’t be in the department. They displayed unprofessionalism by kicking him in the head and testicles. He didn’t appear to be resisting. He was done running.
They weren’t done fighting.
Last I heard, ten cops were on administrative leave, paid or not.
Emotion isn’t supposed to play a part in the role of a cop’s daily life. Unfortunately, it does. Cops are humans, too. Can that be stopped? Doubtful. They’re supposed to be professional. Held to a higher standard. Crap, we’re all human. You get a call a suspect is on the run and you go after it.
Your adrenaline level rises more and more. This bad guy needs to be apprehended. He’s making me chase him. Asshole! I’m gonna kill him! Why would he do this? We’re the law! Stop or die!
I want to be on the side of law and order. The side of the cops. But I see the cops aren’t always on the side of law and order. They too often are found out falsifying records and reports. Also, too often getting away with it.
But, on the other hand, too many times the bad guys are getting away with whatever they’re getting away with.
And, sadly, the cops are getting away with convicting people that are being held for crimes they didn’t commit.
On the plus side, the cops know these bad guys and are putting them away where they bel0ng, bogus crimes or real.
But, what happens if they go after a guy who’s innocent? What happens if their “proof” is a fabrication?
“Dirty Harry” got a lot of grief from his bosses but he never went after an innocent man.
Tough cops are great if they’re clean. Like Dirty Harry.
Are the cops who beat the snot out of this guy clean? They seemed to be acting on emotion and adrenaline against a perp who was being compliant after realizing his run was no more.
The video seems more damning of the cops and their actions.
I applaud law and order. We live in a Constitutional Republic based on law. We all have our roles to play. Our elected government makes the law. Citizens follow the law. When the citizens break the law the Police cite, via ticketing, or arrest and bring the lawbreakers in for adjudication.
The Police are not Judge, Jury, and Executioner
This video shows that they thought they were.