Friday, August 14, 2009

More Tasing

This is kind of getting routine. Here you have a woman, driving with her kids, who has clearly done nothing which would warrant getting arrested, and is simply asking the officer not to arrest her in front of her kids- for going 5mph over the limit!

This cop commits two of the most common types of police misconduct in one traffic stop.

First, he escalates the situation and then attempts to make an unlawful arrest for disorderly conduct. There is simply no disorderly conduct happening here. Well, there is, but it's the police officer committing it.

Then, he uses violent, dangerous and unnecessary force on the victim.

The cop was taken off road patrol and placed in a different assignment. Which means that he's still getting paid.

This officer should be summarily fired (the video speaks for itself), and prosecuted for assault with a deadly weapon. Because that is what this is. There should also be a separate charge for assault by a police officer; these people should be held to a higher standard. This is simply unacceptable.

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