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  •  Well, I agree. The videos and audio are (2+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, patbahn

    absolutely disgusting.  When Kelly cries for his Dad, it tears your heart out.  I have watched this very closely including all the videos that have been made public.  The DA was backed into the corner on this one.

    •  This is a deliberate error. (0+ / 0-)

      When a cop makes an error in a snapshot,
      mistaking a  shiny buckle for a gun,
      or int he grant case, going for the taser
      and drawing the pistol.

      That's an instantaneous error.

      But standing around or joing in for 30 minutes of
      beating?

      Much more problematic.

      A large part of this is poor police training,
      they use force for 110% compliance, when
      they should use Force related to Imminent threat,
      Assault and compliance. in a de-escalating role.

      If someone is drawing a gun, well, that's one thing,
      or you want to wrestle with a cop, it something else,
      but, if someone is just refusing to come out of their chair,
      or other passive resistance, call for some backup
      and try to talk the person into compliance rather then
      just beating the crap out of them.

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