There is no reason for these cops in California’s behavior. First, teens are teens, people are people; we all have different personalities which we should not be punished for if it is not hurting anyone -just as this teen was hurting not one soul. Even so, if he had been an adult instead of a teen still he does nothing to justify the officers use of excessive force; the hitting, the use of their baton on the unarmed, non-dangerous young man…especially granted they had already detained him. No officer’s life is at risk, there is absolutely no excuse for these cops behavior.
I’d also like to note, to those of you who think cops are in danger; those who think cops are risking their lives… I’d just like to note the year 2015 has -to no ones surprise- been the safest year for police in America in decades. That’s not to say they were in grave danger in recent years, however. Being a police officer in America isn’t now, nor previously has it even been in the top 5-10 most dangerous jobs.
Again; I don’t care what these cops give to the public as the reason(s) for the unnecessary actions; this kid is no threat and this behavior by men whom swear to serve and protect are uncalled for… Just as countless other kids and teens have been no threat in the past, yet still the police felt the need to use excessive and too often deadly force. In the below video of one of the latest attacks on an unarmed youth by America’s finest, aka our law enforcement; we watch as 9 overly aggressive cops hitting and forcefully ‘detaining the youth’ for the horrible crime of jay walking.
What makes it even more tragic is my being able to note this teen was lucky. Why? In the past (including recent) young males have been killed by the police for this same, “crime”.
If a cop is jumpy, he shouldn’t join law enforcement. If a cop is a coward whom must resort to violence or excessive force as we see in this video, he shouldn’t be a cop.
Police in England shame the American police force. I have proof which I’ve compiled into a report which I need to post, along with a video.
Rest assured; it will all be posted soon. I wish I could spend all of mine time doing this, sadly I can’t…for now.
And from the RT:
The footage begins with the cop restraining the young man and then starting to beat the teenager with a baton.
“It’s a f**cking kid!” someone in the group of onlookers keeps shouting as the situation unfolds. “Get off him! He’s been jaywalking! Leave him alone, he didn’t do anything wrong!”
“Stop resisting!” the cop shouts, not paying any attention.
The boy is seen sitting in shock, with his face in his hands, with a group of passers-by watching. The cop who detained the guy apparently called for reinforcement as more cops arrive at the scene to detain the jaywalker.
Four police officers come up to the teen and wrestle him to the ground. Then another four law enforcers cordon off the scene from the public.
In the end, there are nine officers involved in detaining the jaywalker. Finally, the teenager is handcuffed and marched off to a police car.