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View Diary: Breaking: Power Mad DA Charges Berkeley Professor & Students Beaten by UC Police. (283 comments)

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  •  In fact, It's likely that this video (11+ / 0-)

    will be a key part of the prosecutions case.

    Considering that they will claim:

    1.) People were refusing a lawful order

    2.) When they refused, they were arrested - and yes, Cops are allowed to physically wrestle you to the ground and use compliance techniques to complete a legal arrest

    The prosecution probably thinks they have a slam dunk case based on the video in question - will the judge and/or jury agree? I don't know - but I'm hesitant to extrapolate the opinions of our community to the public at large.

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