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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by BoxerGT2.5, Oct 5, 2016.
Looks like torture to me.
tied up and unable to hurt anyone, did she get a nice payout? was the cop jailed or at least fired? more details would be nice.
Why does he touch her under the neck?
I found this for context:
Corrections officers should be fired, then pepper sprayed.
Good god. I hate dealing with drunk people, but that spray could have killed her if it caused swelling in her respiratory tract. No doubt she was spouting off, but that's just awful.
I'm surprised the footage of that is intact.
Checking for a pulse would be my guess.
Like that? (Ok, I am no expert...)
Why wouldn't mainstream media cover this? Isn't the Associated Press mainstream?
That aside, what the cop did was deplorable. I can kind of see the reason behind the first pepper spraying, she was kicking and spitting on the officer and punching glass. Exhibiting that violent behaviour is cause for de-escalation. However the second deployment of pepper spray, when she was restrained in a chair and not a physical threat, was an abuse of power and an assault. Lack of reporting the incident also would indicate a strong notion on the cop's part that it wasn't right. I know cops are human, and they get frustrated, and don't want to deal with loud angry drunks; however she deserves way more than a “letter of citation” which only remains in her file for six months.
The media has no interest in a black officer pepper spraying a restrained white person. There is no sensationalism in that. Only if roles were reversed would it be news. Also rioting and slaying of white officers would be wrong but understandable.
Until bad cops have to face the firing squad for their abuse of power, nothing will change.
Why is this a MSM issue? Clickbait subject line. As stated, pretty sure the AP is considered MSM.
Sensationalism might not be the reason. The stakes and the results were certainly lower than many recent stories about cop shootings and other abuses. As for the 'role' reversal... perhaps talking about this in context means while race is an issue, it's not the only issue.
No, it wouldn't be understandable. It's perfectly fine to be upset and angry about abuses of power, but violently lashing out wouldn't be good for anyone.
Get a grip! The media did cover this and it appears to be an isolated incident. If white people were routinely being restrained and pepper sprayed you would have a point.
If you don't think this would be plastered all over CNN, MSNBC, Huffington, ect if the officer was white and the girl black you've been living under a rock the past 7yrs. If the hot button issue is police brutality then the race of the officer shouldn't make a difference how it is covered.
Without even watching the video I knew it was bad and wrong. Don't need any color commentary to see that.
The guy should be fired and sent to prison.
The Washington Post isn't part of the media?
Isn't it usually dismissed as a "liberal rag" by you folks on the right?
it was a black female cop who did the deed.
Guy did nothing wrong
Then they both should be.
er, try watching the video , there are a few people involved there, black cop sprays the woman, the other's seem to try to render aid to her.
why? he's helping her
If the officer did nothing and said nothing, he is complicit in the rights violation.
But this is the habit of law enforcement in the U.S. Par for the course. Most police officers cannot be considered good and honest for this very reason.