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  •  Like a wild animal (6+ / 0-)
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    lyvwyr101, raincrow, IreGyre, pgm 01, kyril, DuzT

    It should go without saying that most mentally ill people should not be expected to behave in a rational manner.  I believe there are many similar police-mentally ill confrontations where the disturbed civilian's survival instincts kick in.  When two fat-ass cops jumped on him, then four, then six, he fought until he was dead or almost dead.  Many large wild animals or fish will do the same, such as a wild boar or a mature buck.  They may be captured by trap or dogs, but they fight against their confines until they die.   Because I work in the field of biology, I  am familiar with several studies where radio tracking illustrates how many deer, or marlin, or other species die shortly after release from the stress involved in this type of situation.  Mentally ill or not, we are not that different from wild animals.
    These cops look like the stereotypical, macho, "Do what I say or suffer a beat down" category.  In the initial minutes of the video, the cop plays with the baton, basically advertising his desire to put it to use.  
    Forget about "Serve & Protect".  They needed some bloody locker room anecdotes to share when they made it back to their precinct.  

    I'll put on my glasses.... and tell you how sweet your ass is. (w/ apologies to Señor Bega)

    by mHainds on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 11:46:15 AM PST

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