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03/22/2011 9:12AM
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03/22/2011 12:04PM
Mike
It's amazing the opinions that can be formed watching a 3 minute video. This was captured during St. Patrick's week festivities in Savannah. That's right, the party lasts a whole week. By the time the officers responded, there was already a mob alert in tact for the entire SPD. During the course of this video, the size of the crowd grew from around 10 at the beginning of the fight (which started almost 8 minutes before this idiot started filming)m to roughly 60-80 people. You have two officers responding to a scene in the middle of traffic, with a growing crowd raining down insults just by your presence and then you have two non-responsive suspects. The girl puts her hands on the officer while he is apprehending her friend, she then refuses to abide to verbal commands (I'll even admit he could have found another avenue than wielding his baton) and when she refuse to follow instruction she gets pepper sprayed and ten tries to wander off. If she would have hit the asphault when instructed, her feet wouldn't have been swept from underneath her. Also with regards to this part of the country and their law enforcement. For months they have had to endure gun battles where a false 911 call is made and then when an officer shows up, they are ether savagely beaten or shot and killed and then have their uniforms and weapons stolen. I am just from this area, I'm not a cop, but I wish folks would at least want to know the exact parameters of a situation before they go forming an opinion from a 3 minute video. Hey, I love your guys' show. But please don't fall into the trappings of public opinion before getting all the fact. It looks bad because you never hear the audio of what is being said between the officer and the people being arrested. Thanks for reading my musing.
03/22/2011 11:58AM
Ted
I'd say about 20% of the people that make up local police forces should be cops. The rest are living out there revenge for having been abused or picked on kids. That guy needs to be bitch slapped, fired, brought up on charges, and put in the general population.
03/22/2011 11:37AM
Brian
That cop got pulled off the tit too early in life!! Clearly out of line and should have the s@#* beat out of him cuz ya know it's not the first time.
03/22/2011 11:55AM
Bucky
That is way beyond what needed to be Done . Hits her I think it was 5 times the Pepper spays her , then Legsweeps her to a face plant ! That is completely out of hand !
03/22/2011 12:15PM
Ian
Yeah, that was way un-called for. He had every right to spray her, but to snatch her by her pants and bring her over there and then drop her like that. Clearly he is in the wrong even when dealing with drunk people. Obviously she was no threat to him.
03/22/2011 12:29PM
Joe
wow that was hella wrong but funny
03/22/2011 1:50PM
David
I think she got what she deserved, if she would of listened to the officer in the first place she wouldn't of got beat down. I do feel bad for her casue it looked like she was getting her butt kicked, but after that she should went to the ground and let the authories take control of the situation. another thing i find funny is, this black officer was beating down this white woman, and you dont see all these white people causing a riot. but if it were the other way around all hell would of broke loose. I'm just saying???
03/22/2011 4:05PM
Keith
I bet there would be a helluva lot more outrage if the cop was white and the woman was black.... Right?
03/22/2011 4:20PM
Zac
Reverse racism!
03/22/2011 9:33PM
Darron
I understand cops having to do what they need to do to get ahold of the situation but its not like that girl was going to unleash a wicked beating of her own on the cop that was probably three times her size, even though she was a big girl herself. Yeah its going on throughout St. Patty's Day, but cops should be trained not to get fed up with a bunch of drunks trying to have a good time then turning to shit. Thats what happens with people and alcohol especially for a week straight period. I didnt see the other cop throwing around his baton for kicks. Cops should be there to keep the peace not to try cool moves you learned in karate class when you were 12 on the unknowing drunks that have already been pepper sprayed to the face. That cop looked like he was getting a rush from all the people ohhhing and ahhhing. When your not all there and someone is beating you with a baton and once you feel that sting, the last thing you want to do is give yourself up. She went into survival mood of what the hell are you doing.
03/23/2011 2:36AM
mike your an idiot
I think Mike must be the cop in this video. That girl did not put her hand on that cop and the cop ran up and hit the friend who was just watching. Totally uncalled for. I hope that cop gets fired. I smell a law suit.
03/23/2011 6:14AM
Frank
I agree with "Mike" and I'm not a cop either but don't pass judgement without all the facts. These officers clearly have a tough job dealing with these crowds of thugs and drunk idiots. But lets blame them for taking care of business and not hold the girl at fault who, was clearly giving another person a beating and not following commands. I applaud them for having to deal with idiots like this on a daily basis. I'm sick of the ghetto mentality people have today like "ted". Who the hell else knows would know what "general population" is. Better check in with your parole officer dude.
03/23/2011 1:53PM
ROY & CHRISTINA
WOW!!! THESE FOLKS WHO SAY WE NEED TO KNOW THE WHOLE STORY NOT JUST WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN A 3 MIN. VIDEO ARE RIDICULOUS IT DOES NOT TAKE A GENIUS TO SEE THIS COP WAS WRONG YOU DO NOT SEE THE OTHER OFFICER WEILDING HIS BATON AND HE IS HANDLING THE GIRL WHO WAS FIGHTING IN THE FIRST PLACE. I UNDERSTAND THE COMMENT ABOVE ABOUT COPS GETTING FALSLY CALLED AND HURT BUT IT WAS VERY CLEAR RIGHT AWAY THAT THIS WAS NOT THIS SITUATION SO I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THAT COMMENT WAS MADE,OUR FAMILY WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIS COP PUNISHED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW AND LOSE HIS JOB. WE AS WELL DO NOT SEE THAT THIS YOUNG LADY TOUCHED THAT OFFICER AT ALL WHEN SHE WALKED UP AND REGARDLESS IF SHE DID OR NOT HE JUST TURNED AROUND SWINGING HE DID NOT KNOW WHO WAS BEHIND HIM WHAT IF IT WERE HIS PARTNER. AND THE COMMENT ABOVE ABOUT HER NOT LAYING DOWN WHEN TOLD IS BS AS WELL IF YOU WATCH THE VIDEO CORRECTLY SHE DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO LAY DOWN HE HAD HER YANKED UP OFF THE GROUND AS SOON AS HE GOT HER WHERE HE WANTED HER TO LAYDOWN AND HE KNOCKED HER OUT COLD, HE'S LUCKY HER NOSE CARTLIDGE DID NOT GET PUSHED INTO HER BRAIN AND KILL HER THE WAY HER FACE HIT THE GROUND. I THINK A FEW FOLKS WHO HAVE COMMENTED NEED TO WATCH THIS VIDEO A FEW MORE TIMES AND REVALUTE THIER COMMENTS, I BET IF THIS WERE ANYONE HERE'S CHILDREN THIS WOULD HAVE VERY DIFFERENT OPINIONS POSTED, I KNOW FOR OUR FAMILY WATCHING THIS THESE PEOPLE BEING BRUTILIZED ARE ALL OF OUR CHILDREN AND IT AINT RIGHT WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE WE HOPE THIS VIDEO HITS THE NATIONAL NEWS MEDIA IT SEEMS WE ARE STILL SEEING POLICE BRUTILITY OVER AND OVER AGAIN WITH PEOPLE BEING HURT BY OVER FORCEFUL POLICE OFFICERS. WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH???????
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