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At 0:03 seconds you see the SFPD star #50 slam Mic's head into the ground resulting in the injuries documented on the OccupySF FB page http://www.facebook.com/...
injuries including a concussion, and a broken wrist, other major bruising, cuts scrapes sustained while in the SFPD custody.
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Mick was charged with Littering and resisting arrest. James Cartmill has the video on his wall. We can't get it up. Could someone get James video up here please. The assault takes place about three seconds in. Please everyone, its time to act because the police are steadily increasing the illegal activity. Not all cops are bad. Some where visibly upset. We tried to conduct a citizens arrest on sta
r 50. The police did not cooperate. Please help. We need tech help and media contact. We have my phone, James livestreaming and a new camera just donated to us by Ann Smith who did the article I posted earlier. We here st the 101 LOVE hacker news and thank you with all our hearts. Updates will be posted throughout the evening and if anyone has some extra sleep we need it.
Micks head. He also has a fractured wrist. His ARM is crooked. Charge: felony Littering. No such charge from what I hear. Ftp action is being requested by a lot of people.

Originally posted to Police Accountability Group on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 09:47 AM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street.

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  •  That is a good video. (2+ / 0-)

    I particularly like the universal finger extending from the videographer.  Classic.

    "To recognize error, to cut losses, to alter course, is the most repugnant option in government." Historian Barbara Tuchman

    by Publius2008 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 10:51:25 AM PDT

  •  It's a good video, but I don't think it's prudent (0+ / 0-)

    to provoke them by calling them pigs, as the videographer does.

    Oink, oink.

    Sure they're pigs. The pig who slammed Mic's head into the ground is guilty of assault, as it was clearly not necessary for him to do so. The other pig is guilty of conspiracy if he doesn't report that his partner broke the law, as the blue code of silence is just a conspiracy to violate people's rights.

    As it stands now, the pigs are above the law, because they're only held accountable for the most heinous crimes; even then, they are rarely given sentences commensurate with those handed down to civilians; and their word still trumps that of a civilian in court -- which is fucking mind-boggling given the mountain of evidence showing that they routinely lie in court in order to obtain convictions and coverup their actions.

    Calling them pigs just makes things more chaotic. It can get you beaten to a pulp, and there's no consolation in being right, if you're dead. Furthermore, it probably doesn't help the victim to have someone aggressively confronting the pigs on his behalf. In a situation like that, it might be better to make your presence known by telling the pigs they're being recorded and asking them to stop hurting their victim. Definitely ask passersby to stop and be witnesses. However, then you should remain quiet, in order to document the situation and not become part of it.

    How might this video will play out in court with the videographer calling the pigs pigs and provoking their attention and actions? Will the DA just try to blame the videographer for the pigs having no choice but to slam Mic's head into the ground? Will the cops arrest the videographer for obstruction and use the video as evidence? Would it make a difference in court for the defendant if the videographer hadn't been so verbally confrontational?

    In general it's best not to talk to the police. Ever. Watch this if you haven't seen it. If most people took the advice in this video, there would be a lot fewer people in prison.

    •  Actually being rude to the police (0+ / 0-)

      needs to be done.

      It might finally clue them in that they have gone to far. Watching the video is a study in police intimidation tactics. That makes them adversarial to the citizens they are charged with protecting.

      Being passive to bullies encourages them to bully more.

      "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 05:21:15 PM PDT

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