Thursday, May 12, 2016

Another Day Another Video Of Police Brutality

Two videos one from the east coast, the other from the west
Show cops brutally attacking  car thieves they were trying to arrest
The videos are graphic and they make you want to puke
In Alameda County two deputies will be in jail charged with felonies as the proper rebuke
In Massachusetts a gang of six complete with a dog are beating a man on the ground
In both cases on the misguided belief that no cameras were around
Being a cop is a tough, thankless and demanding job
The nice guys are few and far between while the felons kill, maim, and rob
No excuse for beating a civilian senseless to bloody pulp
The officers in these videos look very culpe
When will the police realize that the days of being able to beat a suspect with batons, boots and fists
Even when an arrest the suspect does not resist
Are gone, never with all the cameras and cell phones, ever to return?
Too often the adrenaline rush trumps whatever proper use of force at the academy they had to learn
Good chance the offending officers will be convicted and sent off to jail
Leaving the taxpayers stuck with millions that the ensuing brutality lawsuits will entail.
 © May 11, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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