Cop vs Skaters

Submitted by: JAK-STEEL 10 years ago in Misc
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That cop was just a little harsh.
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Male 43
They resist arest, and imo they wanted to make this cops piss so they shoot this video... lame, i hope they got really big cash penalty.
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Male 213
big touch guy cop
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Male 106
Hmmmm... no skateboarding on sidewalks. And there`s obviously none in the middle of the street. So that means there`s pretty much no use for a skateboard in that town besides to use it at a skate park, which the stupid city officials probably passed a law against, too. I hate how skateboarders treat kids like me, but this really makes you want to stand up for them.
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Male 7
stop steriotyping. that cop was a moron. i dont really care what was going on but if i was being all cool and stuff and i was trying to help my friend out who was being manhandled by the cop and he decided to get my back and neck... i dont care if he`s a cop or not... no one will ever do that to me. i would have busted his face in with the skateboard.
any one who says that they were just punks and deserve it... you clearly dont have skater friends... yeah there are some dumb ones, but all we really care about is having fun... we dont go around trying to anger cops and break laws
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Male 147
I usually don`t like skateboarding but after watching this it made me want to grab a skate board and go riding through the police station
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Male 3
im a skater in UK.
thank god police here dont really mind/care bout us skaters :D
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Male 2
Nobody was seriously hurt?!?! you jerk! he choked all of those innocent children! you didn`t see the pic?
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Male 2
F.T.P-drat The Police
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Male 2
in the article it stated that skateboarding has been a problem in that area for a while.what has the community done to address the problem ? have they tried to talk to the skateboarders to see what brings them to that area to skate? if there is no designated place for them to skate then where do they go ? the cop has a job to do . when store front owners call and complain they have to respond. maybe he should have approuch them in a different manor. he is an adult and a police officer. he has been given authority that civilians don`t have, and with that comes responsibility. these are punk kids that don`t think of consequences of there actions and can easily get themselves into trouble like every one of us has when we where there age. the cop was a rookie and made a rookie mistake which he should pay for . luckily no body was seriuosly hurt. i blame the city for not addressing the needs of the kids in there community.
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Male 10
Anybody trying to defend that cop on the grounds that the skater said something, or gave him the finger to initiate that, has a moral dilemma of their own. If somebody on the street gives me the finger, do I get to man-handle them? Not without going to jail I don`t.

When I was much younger (16 I think), a few friends and I shouted pig at a cop while passing by a traffic stop. They finished(I`m assuming anyway), found us and did a felony stop at gunpoint. Other than just shouting a word at them, we`d done nothing wrong. We probably shouldn`t have been shouting at cops, and they did let us go, but if you can`t handle being called a name, you certainly should not be a cop.

Of course I don`t know how this incident actually started, I`m just saying IF thats all this was, learn to live with it. It won`t be the last time some snotty nosed kid swears at you, or flips you off. Most mature law-abiding citizens respect the cops for what they do, and that should be good enough for them.

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Male 2
i would have one kid break his board in half, jam one half up his pooper very slowly, while the other one gets shoved in his eye, after that..... BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 693
Hahaha, whatever. If they were just skateboarding, then the cop just was just being an non-nice individual, and if the kids were doing more before the camera started then the kids got what came to them. :-D
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Female 65
Cops are supposed to play by some rules as well. And just because someone is skateboarding in the wrong place and smart-mouthing at you, doesn`t mean you`re allowed to push them to the ground, strangle them and slap them around. The cop was just outta line. I`m sure the kids were annoying but the cops reaction was waaayyy OTT. They were tiny little kids for chrissake, if they kid refused to listen he could`ve grabbed his wrist and taken his board away or something...

And by the way - they banned skating because it was skating day???? How the hell can you ban skating??? I understand banning it in private areas but on a street walk that belongs to everyone! WTF? Lemme know when they ban bicycling too. This is some serious only-in-america crap... :D

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Male 148
What a great cop, This makes me want to be cop.
Stick it to the preps!

I wish we had cops like this hero around my
town, Instead of the retarded donut-munching
bobby who spend his career standing by the road looking for speeders.

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Female 3
Fabbyfubz? FU.

ure a sexest non-nice individual.


i hope u die.

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Female 114
omg, he cant do tht ...well he can but he was abit rough
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Male 1,725
i dont like SOME boarders, but there are others like them that are good...that cop was a doosh..he has no rights to arrest them. disorderly conduct? wtf?
im sure it wasnt against the law there...i hate cops like that...there are other good cops tho
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Male 495
" and on the video he never read them their miranda rights so technicallly they were never offically arrested"

He doesn`t have to read them their rights until he detains them and decides he wants to arrest them.

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Female 1,403
OMG! You absolutely do not do not do not do NOT pull a girl`s ponytail! Baby Jesus can`t even get away with that!
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Male 70
and that is the big difference between America and Canada, most cops in am. are all hardarses, while the mounties and the cops in canada are all nice and happy and talkative, that cop is a complete arsehole, and on the video he never read them their miranda rights so technicallly they were never offically arrested
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Male 4
I work as a train guard in the uk and have to put up with a lot of drunks and doped up people who are not very nice at the best of times, however the group who are the worst, in my experience are some teenagers who will not give a straight answer and simply believe themselves to be above any form of authority. I can`t say who was right or wrong in this, i have experienced good and bad cops and teenagers, however from a uk point of view it appeared over zealous of the cop no matter how pissed off he was.
Law suit law suit law suit!
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Male 1
That fat slob of a cop should be arrested and charged with brutality. He was in no physical danger and all they kept asking was why are you doing this, and just for asking the next kid wound up on the ground. This bastard is an out of control maniac who should lose his job & all pension benefits and be sentenced to prison as well. Let`s see how the other inmates tolerate his bullpoo, and let`s see if they go down as easily as pre-pubescent skinny kids. Now I don`t like kids either, but I hate bullys like this drat that much more. If I had been there, I would have broken one of those skateboards over his head while he was busy beating on little kids. I believe that this bastard should have a red hot poker shoved up his ass and turned repeatedly until it is cool. In addition, his poor wife and children would be better off with him in prison because after seeing how he behaved here, we can be certain that he does the same type of thing at home. I hope that he dies painfully in prison.
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Male 11
"Kids got what they deserved"

Yeah, they rode a skateboard. What a horrible thing to do. You`re right. Maybe you didn`t watch the video, but the officer is brutalizing a bunch of 13-15 year old looking kid`s for doing nothing. Idiot.

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Male 1
heres my imature comment

one skater should of ran down to the restarunt and got a donut and threw it to distract the pig then they should of pegged it,


heres my mature comment

they were both in the wrong, yes the skaters wernt ment to be skating there, but theres no way the cop should of reacted like that it is shameful and brutal and for non-nice individuals who say skaters are dumb asses with no talent, UP YOURS i may not be a skater im a punk rocker but you have no right to insult them


can u say "Police brutality" im sure i can

i like this comment :)

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Male 6
I can almost smell a lawsuit coming. in my neiborhood if a cop sees someone skating he takes there board and tells them to pick it up at station later then makes them pay a small fine. he doesnt wrestle them to the ground and strangle them. ...ass hole
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Male 495
"In this specific case, the cop is currently suspended with pay, which basically means that his higher-ups are definitely considering that he likely did something wrong."


No, that`s not true. Suspension w/pay is completely protocol in a national news case like this.

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Male 205
Saying "Only in America" is used so often now that saying it is a cliche in itself.

Cops are so full of themselves, I know that they put up with a lot of crap from some people but any bad rep they have is their own doing.

Ps I just had to say this, do I smell bacon!!

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Female 198
:\ but why did he try to arrest the girl? simply for watching him arrest someone? why didnt he tell the other people watching to keep moving as well? seems he targetted her.
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Male 679
[quote]On 6/30/2007 2:45:24 AM Fabbyfubz wrote: You people don`t even know the whole story. What if they were doing something else illegal?[/quote]

In this specific case, the cop is currently suspended with pay, which basically means that his higher-ups are definitely considering that he likely did something wrong.

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Male 176
You people don`t even know the whole story. What if they were doing something else illegal?
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Male 734
Maybe the skaters actually did something. Or maybe the cop was really in the wrong. Regardless, I know this much: Any person with a skateboard should be taken out the back and shot. Except those with 14-wheel skate-boards. They`re cool.
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Male 194
fudge?
lmao, wtf?
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Male 194
fudge THE POLICE COMING STRAIGHT FROM THE UNDERGROUND
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Male 679
Once was waiting on a sidewalk for a taxi because I "matched a description" of someone who was reported to be stashing beer cans in bushes on campus. Turns out the height was off by a foot, the coat was the wrong color, and the description mentioned a backpack, which I wasn`t wearing. Not to mention I was wearing facepaint at the time (you think they`d mention that in the description they`d report).

The second time I was pulled over driving and warned about the "move over" law, which, knowing my states law, was perfectly fine, but the cop had to make it known that he was aware of a neighboring state`s law that would have gotten me ticketed (and sadly, I was trying not to laugh at his gold tooth while he was yelling).

The third time was actually driving my mother to the hospital.

So yes, it`s definitely possible to have a grudge against patrolling cops and not having done anything worthy of it.

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Male 679
[quote]On 6/29/2007 11:30:06 PM Odd_Mindset wrote: Last year, some cities completely banned skateboading on that day. Hella stupid. [/quote]

Especially considering that Congress recognized it three years ago... But really, who cares about them?

Not sure where this was, though, so I can`t comment.

While the resisting arrest charge is valid, if the reason for restraining is invalid, then, as my understanding is, so is the resistance charge. Additionally, the battery charge won`t hold, as it`s circumstantial to shorts on a sidewalk and pinning people.

And yes, this cop is an a**hole. For people defending all of them, really, don`t try too hard. It`s known that the profession attracts people with inferiority complexes, and it`s especially true of security guards and traffic patrol.

Whoever said that anyone who has anything against them has done something wrong: I`ve been hassled three times in the past for doing absolutely nothing.

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Male 142
Not the first time I`ve seen this. Some buddies working at NHS (skateboard distribution company) showed me. People are up in arms about this. I`ve already gotten something on myspace with who to call and e-mail to have something done.
It isn`t the first Go Skateboarding Day that was ruined. Last year, some cities completely banned skateboading on that day. Hella stupid.
Nothing bad happened to me while I was skating, but one of my friends got detained for the night. Its a holiday celebrated by millions of skaters across the US (not sure if it is celebrated in other countries). Police need to realize that being total idiots isn`t going to make the next Go Skateboarding Day easier on them.
And, my God, that cop is one big sonuvabitch. You don`t treat a lady like that. Or any person who did nothing wrong, for that matter.
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Male 2
Yes, people are forgetting the fact that the kids were allowed to be skating that day.

And i know theres not one of you here, who if you were in one of the kids shoes when the girl was getting man handled that you wouldnt have done something about it. Even if that meant getting a possible battery or resisting arrest charge.

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Male 495
The comments here from disrespecting little dirt bags age 13-17 is troubling. Our world is in trouble with this upcoming generation of smart a$$ punks. (not the skaters, the idiots commenting on this link)

That said, the cop was a it harsh, but the kids need to learn some respect. The cop doesn`t want skating on his tourist filled beat, then find another place to skate. (like a skate park)

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Female 8
Looks like someone has some sand in their vagina...
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Female 913
That kid really got a knee up his ass.
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Female 269
That was overboard, but seriously. Is it so hard to listen to cops? It makes life easier for everyone.
Not allowed to skate in a certain area? DON`T SKATE THERE!
That way, you don`t get an arrest record for something as stupid as SKATING before you`re even 16. Everyone in this clip pissed me off.
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Male 96
To all the nitpickers that argue that we "didn`t see what happened before", nothing that may or may not have happened can justify that cop to pull that girl by the hair or get both she and her other friend in a headlock. And by the way... WTF? was he going to double facebuster them or what? I think he`s watching too much wrestling and got mad that Benoit killed himself and his family or something
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Male 1,583
"skateboarding on a side walk is a civil infraction in many places that could get you a ticket"

why wont some people take into consideration, it was NATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY. most cities have agreements not to ticket skateboarders on that day. So they shouldn`t have been stopped in the first place! And the amount of violence used was ridiculously uncalled for.

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Female 45
I hate fcking cops.
It`s ridiculous.
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Male 1,583
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Male 1,583
i would have made sure that as.shole cop lost his. job.

1. It was National Go Skateboarding Day. The one day of the year kids can skate without getting tickets, yet some jerkwad cops still arrest kids every year for skating on that day.
2. What ever happened to just a warning or a ticket? you don`t use that kind of brutality on skateboarders. they have just as much right as any other pedestrian.
3. That amount of brutality is what you would expect to see for an armed robery. slamming a kid on the ground and grabbing a girl by the through is never ok unless its under dangerous or life threatening circumstances. no one was in danger.
4. The cop got even madder when people tried to calm him down. And arrested the people that were telling him to stop. what the hell is his problem?

If i was there i would have been what the hell are you doing you fuc.kin retard, you NEVER hit or grab girls like that, unless they`re dangerous criminals or something.

That cop was way out of l

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Female 15
Whether the kids were "buttering the story up" or not - throttling a 13 year old is just completely unacceptable! it`s not like he had a gun or anything is it!

god that cop had better`ve been fired or at least suspended.

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Female 2
i`d go with the kids. seriously, they were probably just skating on the sidewalk, then were stopped by the cops. cause if you listen, they`re like you`re arresting us for skating? and he said its for resisting arrest. he shouldn`t have arrested him in the first place!
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Female 1
[quote]On 6/28/2007 2:45:27 AM Oggleboppite wrote: That kid was clearly running away from the cop. You don`t run from a cop. And everyone here (who`s not gullible) knows when a kid says "all I was doing was riding a skateboard" they`re buttercupping the story up. They`re never the bad guy. This video is far too ambiguous to prove either side innocent or guilty.[/quote]

I could not have said it better myself. In fact, in the beginning of the video, someone says, "he was runing from the cop". Skateboarding on a side walk is a civil infraction in many places that could get you a ticket. If the kid ran from the cop once he got busted skateboarding on the side walk, the civil infraction could turn into a misdemeanor charge of fleeing a police officer. Two sides to every story.

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Male 724
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Female 158
im so sick of seeing this.
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Male 1,024
poor cop.
it must be frustrating to go through all this just to get wood.
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Male 510
"Having good grades doesnt magically protect you from being a retard with retarded opinions."
Point being is that I usually don`t like most cops but I still haven`t had any run-ins with the law. Also, I didn`t know that hitting people with axes for "deserving it" was a well-informed opinion whereas disliking the lack of control over police officers was a retarded one. Go figure.
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Male 6
1)resisting arrest
2)battery
3)fleeing

They ran away from the cop after he gave them a warning to stop. Dude, its not even about them skateboarding anymore. And that picture was taken of him restraining the kid; That`s not Police brutality, he was resisting arrest. The cop was a total douche but those kids were just B.itching.
:-?
And to all you pig-haters, get a life... seriously

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Male 4,546
Fay666:
"Aren`t their murderers and rapists to be dealt with"

Why deal with thieves when there are murderers and rapists? Why murderers AND rapists? Why deal with rapists when there are murderers? In fact, why deal with murderers when there are serial killers?

You can`t just pick the worst crime and only handle that one. If there was a murderer *BESIDE* him running away, that would be another matter, but there wasn`t.

It`s a case of handling the situation at hand, or failing to do his job.

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Male 176
Well, what do you expect Fay? You think they`re going to activate their super mind powers and make a mugger jump out in front of them or to find rapists? Do you think they let people get mugged while they watch?

Of course you`re female, so what do you know?

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Male 724
I dont know what the laws in Arkansas are like, but here in Kalifurnia, a cop grabbing a 13 year old and chocking him, while placing him under arrest for skateboarding in an area with no visible sings that state "No Skateboarding" is a lawsuit waiting to happen.
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Female 3
i bet the cops didnt get charged for this. true we didnt see what the kids were doing, but as mentioned isnt there other criminals such as rapists and muggers to be delt with, rather than picking on little kids?

me thinks he has gone drunk with powwer. he shud have been fired for that.

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Female 132
[quote]On 6/29/2007 12:45:40 AM L33TNerd wrote: This is why 99% of cops are stupid piggy dickheads. Line up all cops and execute them, seriously. They all think they have authority over people for the stupidest reasons, and they always are unnecessarily brutal. drat that cop, I hope he gets cancer and dies a slow, slow death. drating pigs. drat all pigs. drat em all, kill em all. Die, pigs, die. Seriously. Holy poo. This video reminds me why 99% of pig cops are dratheads who do not deserve to live. [/quote]

It`s people like you who make me worry about the safety of my boyfriend everyday when he leaves for work.

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Male 3,255
"Well, I hate most cops and I`m one of those "good kids" in advanced classes and what-not. Never been arrested or anything. Don`t assume things, it`s a bad habit."

Having good grades doesnt magically protect you from being a retard with retarded opinions.

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Male 3,255
"THIS is police brutality. Not trying to grab 6 suspects simultaneously and doing it clumsily.

Link NSFW."

AWESOME VIDEO! (awesome song too :P)

Though it would have been even better if the cops in the vid had been using axes instead of batons.

Here is a huge list of tips to help you not get beat up by the cops...

1. Don`t deserve it.

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Male 510
By the way Jerm_leather has the right idea, in general.
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Male 510
"No cop deserves to be killed. None. Anyone here who says he acted wrongly in some way has probably had a run-in with the law.

Someone prove me wrong."

Well, I hate most cops and I`m one of those "good kids" in advanced classes and what-not. Never been arrested or anything. Don`t assume things, it`s a bad habit.

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Male 897
Either way, the law has done a fine job of putting the average citizen at a disadvantage when it comes to dealing with law enforcement on any civil level. Even disagreeing, or attempting to state that you feel your rights have been infringed upon seems to give some officers the right to harrass, arrest, or even brutalize you. That is why I say it`s a catch 22.
I am not some dumb kid that thinks that all cops are evil bullies, but I must admit that the respectful, civil cop to a-hole, bully cop ratio has been a bit lopsided for me. Like most people, it`s the exceptions to the rule that make you see why generalizations do more harm then good when it comes to people`s opinion of police officers.

In short... ( a little late for that now, eh?)

Wearing a badge does not make you above the law, but it doesn`t automatically make you a fascist either. A young person will talk just as much about an understanding, cool cop to their friends as they will about an a-hole cop.

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Male 643
I hate donut-eating cops.
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Male 897
People seem to all operate on one opinion or the other. Very few people look at the vid as a whole, so they simply say `I hate cops` or `I hate skaters`. It`s pretty pathetic. The issue is not whether you like either faction or not, the issue is whether the cop acted with proper restraint in dealing with the teenagers. personally, i don`t think he did. i think he was having a bad day, was already tired of taking poo, and happened to choose a small group of skateboarders to unleash his fury upon. I think the cop was out of line, but it`s a catch 22. I know that no matter how much I know I should shut up, when i am being harrassed or otherwise screwed over by an authority figure I find it Very hard to not express my outrage..

the difference..?

I would have done it in as calm and respectful a manner as I could while still getting my point across.

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Male 165
No cop deserves to be killed. None. Anyone here who says he acted wrongly in some way has probably had a run-in with the law.

Someone prove me wrong.

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Male 165
You mean, you can`t take it (and act reasonably) when someone counters your statement?

And just because she`s a girl, that means she`s not intelligent? Girl`s aren`t intelligent now?

You`re going to be single for awhile, my friend.

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Male 593
How can this motherf_cker in a white t-shirt with "POLICE" in it be allowed to do this?! I can get a t-shirt like that for $2 at the shop around the corner!
This guy is going to be in trouble. I hope he is. I`d fire him straight away.
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Male 8
And, I didn`t say ALL cops are bad. 99% was an exaggeration. I mean that there are a whole lot of cops that just don`t deserve the job, and ones like this one deserve to be killed.
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Male 8
Absolutely.
I just don`t like it when people, especially some GIRL, thinks she can give me insight.
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Male 165
Single, L33TNerd?
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Male 87
everyone saying go catch the rapists, murderers, and what not. Cops do catch those people, that`s why most of the prisons in the U.S. are full. Are they full of people who were arrested for skateboarding? probably not. Also the rapists and murders don`t commit their crimes in public usually so it`s not as easy to confront them as it is people skateboarding where they aren`t supposed to.
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Female 6
He had no right to go off on thoes kids, skateboarding kicks ass, and that cop needs his ass kicked!
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Female 553
"This is why 99% of cops are stupid piggy dickheads. Line up all cops and execute them, seriously. They all think they have authority over people for the stupidest reasons, and they always are unnecessarily brutal."
Go live where there are no cops. See how you like it.
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Male 180
drat the stupid cop that guy is an idiot he should worry on catching real criminals rather than abusing kids like that just cause they were skating
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Female 553
This thread is so interesting.
Btw, whether the cop was right or wrong with his actions, the kids were wrong to begin with. The cop was enforcing the law, not making it. If you have a problem with the laws, take it up with the town committees, etc., not the guy doing his job: Upholding the peace.
You never ever EVER debate a law with a cop. "Wtf man, we`re just skateboarding" TOUGH! It`s illegal! Say "Yes, sir, we won`t do it again" and if you must, go skate somewhere else. But never argue with them. Stupid.
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Male 8
This is why 99% of cops are stupid piggy dickheads. Line up all cops and execute them, seriously. They all think they have authority over people for the stupidest reasons, and they always are unnecessarily brutal.

drat that cop, I hope he gets cancer and dies a slow, slow death. drating pigs. drat all pigs. drat em all, kill em all. Die, pigs, die. Seriously. Holy poo. This video reminds me why 99% of pig cops are dratheads who do not deserve to live.

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Female 97
if u listen 2 the beggining they say something like "its like a yo-yo". i think they were doing more then "just riding a skateboard".
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Male 165
"No poo they were wrong, but it still doesn`t warrant choking and manhandling them. Especially for a minor infraction such as breaking an ordinance. That`s saying a cop could come and beat the poo out of me for playing music too loud rather than just warning me or at the most giving me a ticket."

It depends. Are you going to have friends videotape you and the cop confronting, and try to run away?

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Male 510
"wtf from that vid the kids were wrong!

cops did their job!

dratin ignorant ppl on here dissing the cops for that!

u need to realise what u jus saw there and give respect to them officers for bein strict! them kids were so immature goin on bout "oh all we were doin was skating" that the didnt even care bout the other violations!

drat u all who said that the kids were right!"

No poo they were wrong, but it still doesn`t warrant choking and manhandling them. Especially for a minor infraction such as breaking an ordinance. That`s saying a cop could come and beat the poo out of me for playing music too loud rather than just warning me or at the most giving me a ticket.

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Female 712
It`s messed up that the cop was choking the kid. Maybe he was doing stuff first, but choking him is a little extreme.
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Male 7
anyone agree? :D lol
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Male 7
its not these you need yo worry about, its the actual rapists, killers and muggers the police should worry about, and all these scummy rapists, etc are still roaming our streets, getting petty sanctions for their actions, i think punishment by death is wrong but if they act like animals, then place them with other animals, i think an idea as cruel and not well thought out as it sounds is to whom ever who commited a crime such as murder etc. should lose their rights to live in that country, then they wont threatin anyone else ever again, simply place them on an island with others who are like so and let them see how far they will last then, then the blood isnt really on anyones hands either and i dont think it would be in breach of any humans rights so sounds pretty good :D haha
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Female 25
when he grabbed the girl by the throat it reallllly made me mad
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Male 165
If these kids had been in a damn skatepark, this whole thing wouldn`t have happened. When`s the last time a cop has gone to a skatepark and arrested kids for skateboarding?
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Male 1,704
wtf from that vid the kids were wrong!

cops did their job!

dratin ignorant ppl on here dissing the cops for that!

u need to realise what u jus saw there and give respect to them officers for bein strict! them kids were so immature goin on bout "oh all we were doin was skating" that the didnt even care bout the other violations!

drat u all who said that the kids were right!

u aint got no sense!

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Male 165
I love it when people say, "This cop b1tched at me for doing this small, tiny, stupid, little thing."

Well...

SHOULDN`T HAVE DONE IT.

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Female 36
some cops are nice but some need to take a chill pill. One time a cop yelled at me for standing on a bench. Big man yelling at a 13 year old for standing on a bench.
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Female 430
Not sure if this is real and what happened before he started filming, but if you noticed the camera turns off and on several times, I wonder what was cut out?
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Female 36
this cop was probably the fat kid or the nergy wimpy kid who was always picked on so when he got older he decided to become a cop to get revenge on all the bad things that happened to him and thats why he is such an azz hole
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Male 2
If we skaters aren`t allowed to ride on the sidewalks then where do you propose we do ride? The streets?

As for all of you saying skaters are dropouts, idiots, or whatever..I`m a straight A student, have spent 4 years learning how to play guitar and saxophone, and am soon hoping to be getting a job at a landscaping company. So please don`t speak about "us" if you don`t know what your are talking about.

Oh and side note...this was on National Go Skateboarding Day..where I`m pretty sure the majority of major cities agreed to not give out citations for just skateboarding. Correct me if I`m wrong.

On the issue of good cop/bad cop. Im not going to demoralize the police force but I do happen to know a bigger percent of officers who have performed (if thats the right word) police brutality then those who haven`t.

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Male 32
that non-nice individual
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Male 1,583
Well even though they tried to run, which was wrong they were doing nothing wrong initially, they were just skateboarding. cops have always been anal towards skateboarders.
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Female 299
i wanted to punch that cop in the face for just being a butthole to that girl..
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Male 28
OMG That makes me angry...I am some Irish and i have the temper so i probably wouldve hit the security dude in the head when he wasnt looking and ran my butt off like that other kid who got away and was way faster than the securty bs`er! ARRGGGG im am so angry. And especially if that chick was my friend i wuldve definately tried so sock him in the eye or sumthing.........(even tho im wee-sized it still would be worth it for me) becuase if i got sent to juvee for it... my parents coul get me out in a night. you dont chokehold a girl like that. She didnt have to sit down. She was not guilty of anything according to what i saw. And she just was arguing. She has a right to voice her opinion and thats DEFINITLY not against the law. Wow... i let myself go a lil. sorry
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Male 1,228
fluffor: Everyday a reason to hate the US...
Every day, another egotistical ass hole from Europe decides to post another Anti-U.S comment. Either shove it up your ass or get the hell off of IAB because you`re simply unneeded.
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Male 1,228
Littlegator:"Can anything happen to a cop for announcing false charges?"

I`m pretty sure, as long as the charge was proven false. And it can be, it depends on if the cut on his knee was caused by one of the kids, if it was done by him by accident when he was chasing them or something, then it wasn`t battery.

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Male 1,228
BirkirHe: "The police is stupid."

The police `ARE` stupid.
I lol`d.

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Male 189
Jesus christ that individual is an non-nice individual. That`s it. The police is stupid. I hate every cop.

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Female 29
just becuase you got a badge that says you have offical authority, doesnt mean that you can beat the sh** out of minors! did you notice how the other cop just stood there and did well... not really anything except touch the cop and that one kid. he was thinking, damn i dont want to end up in this law suit! people need to think, period!
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Male 1,149
Jesus people.

From what I gathered the kids were fleeing from the cop. The cop was holding her head down because she was resisting arrest. He wasn`t strangling her you morons.

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Male 7
"You see this blood on my knee? That`s battery."

Can anything happen to a cop for announcing false charges?

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Male 1
what the **** is rong with that cop dam
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Male 1,404
The officer did not maintain control of the situation and in fact exculpated the situation by not effectively maintaining an even temperament as well as failing to maintain containment with the involved subjects. Worse yet this officer has lost his credibility by assaulting an under age subject with an illegal choke hold. If this was a different situation involving potentially more violent subjects this officer could have been injured or killed.

As for the complaining business operators; you are not good at what you do if you do not exploit the potential positives investing in the youth of your community. With a bit of planing with the City you could turn your negative into a positive. Work on making your part of the City friendly to all and you will reap the rewards in increase profits if not directly from the youth but, from the mid generation who spend money in your shops when downtown is an active place to be and not just someplace to go.

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Male 7
Wow!, Big debate i think cops should be less leanient, and not loose their heads so easily, they`re there to set an example, when that 13 year old kid got choked, what`s he to think? will all cops treat me the same way? he may be innocent but he still got fu**ed over. Maybe thats where this grudge comes from against the cops, innoncent people being fu**ed over by them, and fairplay for them to do that because they have a reason to do so. But on the over hand they shouldnt have been skateboarding there fuls top should they? there were signs up... so the cops were only doing their job, although no he shouldnt have strangled him at all, but you gotta remember these `pigs` dont do just that they put their` ass on the line to save us, whether its just for their pay check or whether they do do it because of us, so pay some respect the only reason you saw this is becasue its wrong, how many right things do you see? none hardly because it is taken forgranted. let me know what you lot think....
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Male 916
You don`t seem to be the most neutral person either, diabolical88. I`d like to be around when you meet a mean cop who had a veeeeeeery bad/long day. Remember not to resist. The mean cop might think you`re armed and shoot your brains out.
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Male 97
"Skateboarding is a sport that requires no skill to perform"

gtfo

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Female 26
I agree with btpanther39 about how stupid it is that everyone hates police because of videos like this. Like he says - wait until you actually NEED one.
You didn`t see everything. For all you know, it could`ve been justified. We don`t know if it was or wasn`t, so quit talking "omgz punx sk8rs r so kewl, stoopid f*kn kop lawsoot lolz im kewl 2."
If it wasn`t justified and he was in the wrong, all right. Some cops are mean, especially if they`ve had a long/bad day.
Some know what they`re doing though. Not EVERY one is bad. And living EVERY DAY with people hating you for trying to do your job (protecting the jackass hater they don`t want to protect, of course!)? Of course you`ll be angry with kids who think they`re gods and their sh*t doesn`t stink!
Newsflash: A lot of people resisting (they don`t want to be caught!) have weapons, too. Kid could`ve had a knife. All you need is a FINGER on a knife and an officer has every right to shoot.
Think before you post.
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Male 135
All I see is a little kid in a uniform that got picked on in school!

Somebody get him a WAAAburger with FrenchCries!

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Female 160
Why does everyone always think that skaters are punks? They`re not punks, ok? And yeah, that cop was way out of line with the brutality. I really think the kids should sue the cop. Sure, we don`t know what happened before the picture was taken, but there is pretty harsh footage of him wrestling the girl and the other kid. I mean, he was banging their heads together! I think the situation was not handled correctly and the cop should be either suspended or fired from the force.
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Female 3
That is just completely out of line. This has actually happened to me on a few occasions. Cops think that they are better than other people for the simple fact that they are cops. It is seriously ridiculous, they are 13 year old kids for god`s sake, and they`re complying for the most part. There is ABSOLUTELY no reason to arrest any one of them. Skateboarding is just as much a crime as bicyling, and if kids cant skate on the sidewalks aren`t they really saying, "Hey kids, go play in the street!"

This is absolute bull.
Sue them for excessive force.

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Female 193
resisting arrest and disorderly conduct are bullchit charges that they use when they can`t charge a person with a REAL crime. cops cannot be trusted, and it`s only gonna get worse. :(
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Female 89
First of all, I must say the people arguing and b i a tching at each other about this really need to grow up.
Secondly, I think if any fat guy over the age of 15 man handles any girl/woman the way he did regardless of what was happening deserves to be smacked around.
As much as I dislike skateboarders generally, from the ones I know, this was retarded the way the cop was acting. Being a cop requires self restraint and choking a 15 year old girl because she was saying she didn`t agree with his punishment is bloody ridiculous. You don`t touch woman like that.
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Female 1,832
oo_steve_oo :
there are only a few ppl who break things and then the rest of us get a label. God, this pisses me off.
Yea just like :
whites, blacks, asians, irish, jews, tongans, samoans, etc etc etc....see my point??
give it a rest.
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Female 1
this made me so incredibly mad.
regardless of what they did, they are minors and they have rights, which he did not inform them of.
he was unnecessarily brutal, expecially with the girl.
there are no laws against carrying a skateboard. she wasnt riding it, he had no right to put her in a headlock and then try to tackle the two kids.
ohh, i wouldve been screaming at his ass the whole time of all the lawsuits i would bring against him....
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Female 1,065
should`ve thrown the kids into traffic, do a favor to society..
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Male 902
^^We KNOW you`re not cool enough, shut the f*ck up.

And the kids were being jackasses at the same time the cop was being a dickhead. This is why they got their sh*t handed to them. A cop tells you to do something, you are much better off to just do it. Cops around my area would just take your stuff back to the department and you could go there the next day and get it back. They were cool if you were cool. All kids are jackasses, but being one to a cop is not very smart.

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Male 1,455
Now, back to the original topic: The kids were breaking the law, and then they ran. Where the hell is anything that deserves sympathy? A. They didn`t do what the cop said, which is reason enough for them to get their asses handed back to them. B. How do you know he was choking the kid? It was one f-ing picture.
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Male 1,455
Pretty funny, Tailrawr... you accuse me of making generalizations, then go on about how cops are evil because one of them said something to you.

Skateboarding is a sport that requires no skill to perform (you need skill to perform *well*), doesn`t require any cognitive ability, and doesn`t require tryouts to be accepted for. Therefore, it is the perfect sport for people with no brains and no real physical ability.

I`ve tried skateboarding before, and now I realize that I am better off learning computer programming than wasting time with sports, skateboarding or otherwise.

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Male 2,781
TASERED THEM TOO
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Male 2,781
IF I`D BEEN THE COP I`D MACED THEM JUST TO WATCH THEM SQUIRM, CLUBBED THEM OR EVEN SHOOT THEM.
COPS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT! THEY ARE GODS AMONG MEN!!!
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Male 295
ok, that was drated up ppl. If you see something like that happening to a kid, you HELP THE dratING KID! That`s right, there was 20-30 ppl there, I`m pretty sure they can take on 1 freaking cop. I wouldn`t care if I got arrested, I still would help, you should do the same.
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Female 116
The kids were getting some bleeping exercise. It`s a GOOD thing. Since when is skateboarding reason to nearly tackle people and grab them around the throat? At least those kids got off their butts and are active. That fat cop could take a lesson from them.
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Male 4,546
Littlezazz.

And if they continued? Did the kids do anything he asked them to do without him restraining them? He not only could have asked. He did ask. It didn`t work. Plan B.

Not only do I not think what the cop did was that bad, the guys in the video don`t either. If they really felt this cop was brutalizing them, they wouldn`t be giggling and antagonizing him. They`d be going something more like "oh god, the pain, please take your baton out of my anus, don`t hurt me anymore", not "Haha, happy skateboarding day".

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Male 810
dumb southerners
if this were in california it`d be different
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Male 161
Stupid conservative cops, god I hate super conservatives.
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Male 95
what the cop shud av dun , and wud hav dun had he not been a crazy fudger,is to just give the kids a telling off and explain to them that theyre not allowed to skate on the pavement.

that wud have saved a lot of trouble

he obviously hav a massive chip on his shoulder

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Male 165
Those kids got what they deserved. Notice how busy of place they were in? Is that a proper place to be skateboarding in? Skateboarding is a stupid reason for being arrested, but those kids deserved everything they got. Why were the cops being a little harsh? Well, I saw three other kids run away, which was a really stupid thing to do. The cops didn`t want the others to run away as well. And as for the guy with the camera, I`m glad he was arrested. There was no reason for him to be taping his friends` arrests. He probably did so he could replay it later and think, "Hey, I have police brutality on tape, I can make a lawsuit, get my friends out of jail, and even sue the police!" I know he didn`t do it so next Thanksgiving, he and his family could gather around and watch it.

Police aren`t necessarily brutal unless you give them a reason to be.

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Male 67
I`ve lived in Hot Springs for several years. The kids there are smartasses and have a disregard for any type of authority. Bathhouse Row is pure tourist. Families from all places and all ages visit here. Skateboarders have hurt too many to count. My son is one of them. He now has a scar as a result from this. I`m glad the cop arrested them. They had no business butting in to a single situation and making things worse. The cop did seem to go overboard. (Hence the suspension)
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Female 2
I`m taking drivers ed right now, and my teacher told us that cops are more likely to bust you for doing something when they`ve had a bad day. Even if it`s just a small thing like this.
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Female 2,244
What a dick, since when is skateboarding a `public disturbance`?
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Male 2
Loser kids. Skateboarding not a biggie. Resisting arrest...how stupid. The kids escalated it, not the cop.
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Male 2,781
I REALLY DON`T THINK SOME PEOPLE KNOW WHAT `BREAKING THE LAW` MEANS. OR TO WHAT EXTENT THE OFFENSE AND PUNISHMENT IS.
I DIDN`T KNOW IT WAS ILLEGAL TO PEEL-OUT WHEN I WAS 18 AND I DID A BURNOUT AND THIS COP WAS ON THE SIDE, I HADN`T SEEN HIM. WELL I GOT A TICKET AND 5 POINTS ON MY RECORD. SKYROCKETED MY INSURANCE!!! I USED TO PAY 70/MONTH, THEN I HAD TO PAY 120/MONTH. I GUESS YOU LEARN THE HARD WAY.
SOMEBODY SHOULD PUBLISH A BOOK OF LAWS AND THEIR PUNISHMENTS. MAYBE I SHOULD WRITE ONE. I`D BUY IT. THEN SEE WHICH LAWS I CAN AFFORD TO BREAK.
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Female 2,695
abuse of authority, ftw!
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Female 90
okay, yes.
they may be buttering up the story, but even still, think about this: strangling down a kid down to the ground for doing something wrong, no matter how you look at it, is just wrong.
"omg, he just grinded on the chair! kill him!"
same train of thought those cops had.
i mean, seriously
strangling
for
doing something wrong
with
A dratING SKATEBOARD!
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Male 14
That officer is f*cked in the head. Why do people stereotype against skaters thinking they are going to cause problems when they are just riding around the city. It`s f*cked up, cops can`t do their job right anyways and arrest people that actually ARE causing problems, why do they have to screw up more and arrest people that aren`t causing problems? People are idiots...
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Male 733
major physical assault for minor offences+USA = Lawsuit!
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Male 737
HOLY SH*T! SKATERS!!

*punches skater off board*

RESISTING ARREST!!!

*handcuffs*

LIE DOWN BEFORE I MACE YOUR ASS!!!!


Seriously, this was messed up.

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Female 57
he just wanted to feel some people up...
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Male 3
damn my italics didnt work x_x
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Male 3
i know that restraining a girl <i>shouldn`t</i> matter, but thats why he flipped out like that, im guessing that girl was his girlfriend or something and you wouldnt want someone to restrain your girlfriend...
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Male 92
Also, firing the cop is a bit overboard, anger management classes, maybe. But firing? Nah.
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Male 92
lol reading some of these comments makes me feel dumber. One thing that bothers me is the children that have no idea what they are talking about. Putting someone in a choke hold is not "strangling" first off. Also, whether or not he restrained a girl does not matter. A girl is just as capable of causing a problem as a male. The cop was over-reacting yes, but maybe the skater kids shouldn`t have been antagonizing him. I`ve come up against some real non-nice individual cops in my town, cops that have bothered me and my friends for: picking my friend up from his girlfriend`s at 3 am, walking across the street at 2 or 3 am (we got breathalized and searched) and about 15 other times that I`ve been pulled over. But guess what, I`ve never gotten a ticket or been arrested in my life, because I don`t ask for trouble, I go along, and they let me go. It`s a hard concept for a smartass group of kids, but I`m sure you can all grasp it some day.
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Female 57
if i was there, i would feel bad for the kids but not intervene, because i would be standing across the street smoking a bowl :)
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Male 80
What a drating faggot that cop is. Not to be homosexual or anything, but drating poo that guy is a total dickweed drat!
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Male 1,370
the`re right, what one of them said

"there`s people robbing people, doing drugs, and your worried about a kid riding a piece of wood down the street!"

yeah! stick it 2 the man!

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Male 3
lol my favorite part in this is that dumb old lady who forces her annoying comments into the situation at the beginning. And by the way, the kid only used profanity when the cop assulted the girl (justified or not). He was just angry that the cop was man handling his friend...a natural reaction. Also the cops probably caused more drama than there would have been with just the kids skateboarding...
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Male 1
Where did this happen? I feel really pissed off at cops now.
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Female 1,397
tiger_paw, maybe in Canada they do.
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Male 97
"They do it because they want to do their part in making their community a better place.

So next time you come into contact with a Police Officer, please remember that they want to be your friend first, not your enemy."

give me a break, that guy was begging for a fight

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Male 97
What a f*cking c*nt...The little b*tch strangles a teenage girl for f*cking skating?!?! I f*cking hate how much sh*t skaters get from f*cking cops...that guy was such a d*ck. I really hope they sued his a$$ off.
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Male 695
more proof that most cops are just bullies. probably got beat up too many times as a kid.
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Male 49
He strangled two kids at the same time and mushed their heads together.
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Female 132
They do it because they want to do their part in making their community a better place.

So next time you come into contact with a Police Officer, please remember that they want to be your friend first, not your enemy.

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Female 1,397
Cops and Security today = Morons.
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Female 132
If you have done something wrong, then just be straight up with them. And again, do what they tell you, because most officers are not looking for a fight. They just want to do their job as easily as possible. They actually trained to do their job and interact with the people with as little violence as possible, learning all sorts of talk down techniques. But when someone decides that they are going to stand up to the Police and refuses to cooperate, then in most cases, they get what they deserve.

Police Officers are seriously undervalued in the world today. These men and women dedicate their lives to making the world a safer place for everyone, and protecting people they don’t even know. The don’t do it for the gratitude (because believe me, there isn’t any) and they don’t do it for the power. Most people hate being known as the “Police Officer” in the community, because no one ever looks at them or treats them the same.

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Female 132
If they had just stood back, said nothing, and cooperated, then the Police Office probably would have left them alone.

Maybe I’m a bit biased here, but my boyfriend is in the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and every day when he comes home, I here about all the ungrateful idiots out there who seem to think that they know more than the Police and treat them like poo just because of their job. Do you people not understand that these men and women put their life on the line everyday just to make sure that we all have a safe place to live? They are doing us all a tremendous favour, and all some people can think about is how much of an inconvenience it is to them when a Police Officer decides to ask them a few questions. Well, if they would just do what they say, it would all be over in a couple of minutes. If you haven’t done anything wrong, then just do what they tell you, and pretty soon you will be back on your merry way.

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Female 132
Here`s a bit of advice for everyone. When a Police Officer tells you to do something, JUST SHUT UP AND DO IT! Don`t ask questions, don`t protest, because you are just going to make the situation more difficult for you.

Yeah, yeah, I know, nobody really knows what happened before the camera got there, but from what I can piece together, the Police Officer tried to stop the kid and ask him to stop skateboarding on the sidewalk, and the kid protested because he didn`t see anything wrong with what he was doing. If the kid had just listened to the Police Officer and had a rational conversation with him, non of that would have happened.

But like I said, non of us really know what happened. But I`m willing to bet that`s what happened, because all of his friends were doing the same damn thing, and then couldn`t understand why they were being arrested. "We were just skateboarding!" No, you were getting in the way of a Police Officer performing his job, and then resisted arrest.

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Female 553
"Every cop that has talked to me (besides the ones at school, they just arent the same for some reason) has givin me disrespect and harassment. Im a young guy and I have long hair."

Again, `every cop` which is what? A few? 10? 20? That`s nothing compared to the millions who aren`t like that. I truly am sorry, as a Cadet, that your experiences have been as such. But really, why are you mentioning long hair? Do you seriously think cops profile you for that? Sounds a bit far-fetched to me.

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Male 1,141
who ever is going to defend that cop is a pussy . he was a f*cking non-nice individual!
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Male 100
I totally agree with Aristotle. Cops can be total jackasses and punk kids should be taught a lesson.
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Female 158
That girl has some serious self-control. If a cop ever put me in a headlock when I wasn`t doing anything, I would f.ucking rip his throat out. Congrats to her for not killing him. As for the cop, he probably didn`t have any doughnuts that day so he was acting all crazy like. You know cops love them donuts.
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Male 135
"True. But don`t you think that its a bit overboard to attack that girl who didn`t run?"

wow, rewatch the video, that girl was takin off AFTER he said youre under arrest

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Male 437
Stupid f*cking cop.
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Male 452
Stupid skateboarding punks! They know it`s illegal and now they whine about it.
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Male 1,825
your gonna get suuuuuuuuueed
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Female 173
That cop was just unfair. I`m not saying those punk skateboarders didn`t deserve to get in trouble, they did. I hate skateboarders who know they`re not suppose to be skating in an area and yet they do it anyhow to be rebels or stick it to the man. However, choking a kid? Why? The cop ovbiously was bigger than the kid? That cop should take some anger managment classes. Hand the kids a ticket and make sure their parents know just how much of a little prick their kids have been, but don`t man-handle them. That won`t make them realize that they`ve done wrong and should seriously knock that behavior off. Acting like that will only make the kids disrespect any form of athority again.

Idiot cops like the one in the video make all cops look bad, and that`s not right. Not all cops are dicks. However, there are far too many cops who look at teens and assume that they are up to no good. There`s a cop in my area who just loves
handing huge fines to kids, even if they did something minor.

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Female 263
Holly Balls! Happy National Skateboarding day.

Douche.

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Male 217
"We know too little of the story to judge. If that kid ran from a police officer, he got what he deserved. Disrespect towards legal authority in small things could lead to disrespect in larger things."

True. But don`t you think that its a bit overboard to attack that girl who didn`t run?

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Male 713
"Again, it`s like the girl getting her feet cut off on that ride. You don`t hear about the millions of encounters everyday that the police have with their communities and they protect us more often than they harm us. So all you haters...peace & love. And grow up.."

Every cop that has talked to me (besides the ones at school, they just arent the same for some reason) has givin me disrespect and harassment. Im a young guy and I have long hair.

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Female 4
that is fudgein harsh they are like that round here to you cant skate anywhere and theres crap ramps
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Male 67
i would have run! do they have the same rules about bmxing in the states?
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Male 54
I like neither the cop nor the kids, but I like the latter less. He was really trying to get these kids on as many charges as he could. The battery charge was completely rediculous. The kid who was actually taping the whole thing seemed to be cooperative as well. He didn`t try to run and, as far as I can tell, he wasn`t even skateboarding.

However, we don`t know what happened befoe all this. Maybe he told them to stop and they just blew him off. Then his actions would be a bit more justified. They also shouldn`t have chased the cop when he took the thirteen year old away yelling at him. You aren`t going to change his mind. You are just making him more mad.

So, both individuals or groups of individuals are at fault, but what that officer did was completely ludicrous.

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Female 354
We know too little of the story to judge. If that kid ran from a police officer, he got what he deserved. Disrespect towards legal authority in small things could lead to disrespect in larger things.
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Male 239
anyone else smell bacon? hahah i can.stupid cops.im a skateboarder and i know how it is.i broke my board the day before go skateboarding day so i didnt get to skate.but i always get harassed by cops and it sucks.Skateboarding is not a crime.
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Male 98
haha the skaters are dumb


all of them could out run that fat ass :-P

well that is what we do in my town when we sneak out and the cops find us

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Male 217
On another note, we`re (well some of us that is) are teenagers. Teenagers! I mean, some of us don`t like to listen to authority, because it only "spoils the fun"

I understand that, and I also understand that the cop might have gone too far.

I read the article and it said that the cop was in the Hot Springs Police Department for just under two years.

"Just under two years." - I bet you that hes not from there and from a place with strict skater laws.

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Male 217
Holy... crap.

What the hell?! Its like the cops are finding non-valid reasons to put kids in jail, I mean seriously; I`m pretty sure that girl can press charges for "rape" or "assult" in some cases because she only ADMITTED that she was skating, and he just charges her and puts her in a headlock. This... this is just stupid.

Cops believe that they`re above the law; thus the corruption. But... my god, this guy thinks hes Chuck Norris or something.

"Resisting arrest" - because the kids are trying to tell him that what he is doing is over the line

"Battery" - Battery?! I didn`t see anything like that, I only saw that cop choking that kid and head-locking that girl.

Its like they`re finding new laws to get teens into jail faster. And people can`t do anything about this, because they know they`re going to get arrested for saying that that s*** is wrong. People can think of this all they want, but all they want to say right now is

"WTF

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Male 196
6 kids against one cop. the cop did what he had to. kids probably deserved it
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Male 16
this cop is an unreasnoble dick, could have just told them to go away!
not sayin that all are tho
u do come accross some really nice understanding ones
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Female 61
"They got busted for continuing to break the law after a warning, and are now whining. Sucks to be them."

This statement is made on the assumption that all laws should actually be laws. There are plenty of bad laws that are unfair, stupid, and a waste of law enforcement`s time.

The USA has a history of bad laws. I`m not equalling the no-skateboarding law to racist and prejudiced laws, but I am saying that hey - we had very racist laws a few decades ago which blacks refused to obey. They were arrested as a result. Does that mean that because it was against the law, they deserved it?

Just because the law is accepted by a large portion of society, does not mean it should be a law or that people who disobey it should be arrested.

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Male 578
1. There are bad cops.
2. Can never make a judgement call on videos like these. Either way. You never know what happened before the camera was rolling.
3. Don`t run from the cops. Ever.
4. To those saying that hate cops. God forbid one ever saves your life one day.
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Male 139
catbarf:

If you don`t "give a poo" like you so maturely put it. Then why did you even respond to my comment?
Which, may I add, wasn`t even directed towards you.
But I digress,
The truth is that your generalizations are flawed. As are most generalizations.
Not only am I NOT lying, but I also have many friends who are in the same boat as myself: skateboard, did great in school, play other sports (if curling is a sport then skateboarding is definitely a sport) and have good jobs.
So next time you feel like "enlighting" everybody with your uneducated and flawed opinions I suggest you keep your mouth shut, thus you be OWNED!

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Female 579
I remain adamant on my opinion.
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Female 486
Okay....wth?

Skateboarding on the sidewalks isn`t allowed in my town, either. Do our cops treat the kids who do it anyway like they`re adult criminals? NO! Because they shouldn`t. It obviously wasn`t necessary to be so aggressive with these kids, let alone CHOKE them.

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Female 441
I dnt like cops....they r retarded....But NEwayz...

No matter wat...even if the kids wer little punks...the cop shudnt have choked the kid...i mean god dam thats ridiculus an how he grabbed that girl.,. she didnt do NEthing she wuz jus standing thier...she wuznt interfering she wuz watching..If i wuz her i wud of kicked him in the balls

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Male 5
How did your Land of Freedom come to be run by fascist swine? Those kids may have been punks but the level of force that pathetic rent-a-cop used was unjustifiable. No wonder there`s so little respect for the law! Take back your dignity, reclaim your streets!
Peace!
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Male 448
It can go both ways. (like a bisexual)
If you do what the nice cop says they just take your name and maybe give you a ticket.
If you run they kick your ass.
Although sometimes they do kick your ass for no reason...

All three have happened to me when I skate.

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Male 102
if i was one of those guys i would have taken a skateboard and slamed it upside the cops head the moment i saw him start choking that girl
too bad i`d get arrested on a account of assaulting a police officer
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Male 81
God dammit, the one day me and my friends and everybody else who skates get to go skate freely, and drating cops just screw it up, skating doesn`t harm anything. there are only a few ppl who break things and then the rest of us get a label. God, this pisses me off.
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Male 349
thats drated up.
Must have been LA.
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Male 703
uh... there were signs that said no skateboarding... so said one of the stories... so they shouldn`t have been skating in the first place....
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Female 2,552
Hey, I saw this in a myspace bulletin today!
Anyway, wtf is wrong with that cop?
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Male 9
Now, if I had maybe seen a part where the cop was telling the kid to go skating somewhere else, maybe I`d feel different, but I mean, the guy was choking some kid on a ground, and unless the kid was violently retaliating or something, I don`t see how that`s neccessary. And the cop was chasing after one guy because he said he got a picture of the cop choking the kid!
I`ve had a run-in with a cop at Wal-mart where I was skating outside with my friends, and an employee told us we can`t skate in the front of the store, so we said okay, `cause it was no big deal, but this cop came up to us after we started walking away telling us to get off the property because we LOOKED AT HIM AND STARTED WALKING AWAY. That`s not right. And he confronted my friend again, days later INSIDE the store, asking where his punk friend (me) was.
I think cops just get full of themselves sometimes, and just explode in a tantrum when they get bored. Ah well. Can`t change it.
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Male 275
Mmmmm..Skateboard...GRunch,grunch,grunch...
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Male 284
Its not hard to understand don`t skate on the side walk, don`t mouth off to cops, and don`t run if you don`t want a tazer in your back. What probably happened was the kid either taunted or ran from the cop. The "choking" is actually a pain compliance move it only hurts if your resist. And actually this was low on the force scale he could have legally tazered the kids who ran, or running tackled them. And depending on how pissed off the cop is cussing at them counts as assult and results in an armbar. If a few more kid would just shut up and respect someone other than thereselves or had just found a damn empty lot this wouldn`t have happened.
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Male 7
So the kid with the picture ran. When he ran, he was resisting arrest? What was he being arrested for? As far as I know, taking a picture of a police officer isn`t against the law. It`s too bad the kid was so fast, though. If that officer caught him, he would have thrown the kid to the ground. Now THAT would`ve gotten him fired for sure.
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Female 40
Jesus, it`s only skateboarding. If it was really that big a deal, maybe a stern talk with the parents, but jail? No. Even if the kids had been told not to before, there was no reason to handle it like that. I`ve seen robbers treated nicer.
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Male 162
I don`t really want to enter the whole "Bad Cop/Brat Kids" discusion, but I do think its funny that as soon as one of them said "Its OK, I got a picture" the cop immediatley started chasing him, neglecting the origial offender.
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Male 2
that officer was way to rough i dont care what you say. they were resisting arrest.. maybe.. but that is beucase he threw the first kid on the ground and choked him. those kids will not end up in jail beucase of police brutality which is not called for in such a minor offense. and from what i saw he never read them their miranda rights.. and dont argue back beucase for all i know when the camera went off they were read to them. but it also might go to show that he didnt think about it beucase he thought they were stupid ignorant kids who would never realize the difference and if the kids brought that up in court and the cop didnt lie and said he did then they would be set free to go. and not only was he being rough with the guys.. but he was being rough with the girl which is no more wrong on a legal scale but on an ethical scale will bring much disrespect upon that police officer.
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Male 902
Catbarf isn`t cool enough to skateboard.

It`s okay buddy, we won`t judge you.

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Female 25
It was stupid of the kids to run when he went to stop them for skateboarding, but the cop let his temper get the better of him. Arresting the kid for videotaping it then rattling off bullpoo charges was just plain stupid. He should have just nabbed the first kid for running, called for a car to put the kid in, told the others where they could bail their buddy out and tell them to take a hike or get ticketed themself. The cop just comes off as being on a power trip.

It`s always a bad idea to run from the cops. I don`t mind skateboarders but they can be a pain on public sidewalks as they aren`t always as good as they think they are. I`ve had a couple almost run into me and I have to admit, I`ve been tempted to clothesline them when they whip past me, going really close and muttering `heads up` as they pass. Skateparks exist for a reason or wait until the sidewalks are less busy

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Male 1,455
Oh, and how do you know he was choking the kid? One grainy, possibly edited picture not showing movement? For all you know he was moving his arm to grab the kid`s back and flip him over.
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Male 1,455
I will say it again: THEY WERE SKATING ILLEGALLY. THEN, they resisted arrest and ran- they should be sent to prison for that.

Oh, and Necrotism, the truth is that the majority of skateboarders are people who either fail in school or can`t play a real sport. That`s it. You might be the exception, or you might be lying. I don`t know, and I don`t give a poo.

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Female 26
Every time there`s a video of a cop doing something wrong, the discussion turns into good cops vs. bad cops. Yes, there are a lot of good cops out there, but there are also a lot of terrible cops. This officer, whether the kids were resisting arrest or not, had no right to be so agressive. If the kids were fighting back, then yes, it would make sense if he needed to choke them. But they were being dumb kids. The kids should be punished, because yes, they did break the law, but regardless the cop was way out of bounds even if the kids had taunted him. He`s a grown man, he should be able to handle it. If he can`t keep his cool in a situation like this what`s going to happen when an actual dangerous situation arises? And yes this counts as an overtly violent act that shouldn`t have happened-even if it`s not up to par with worse acts.

Simply put, it doesn`t make sense to defend violent or incompetant cops because there are good cops out there.

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Male 1,455
The cop did the right thing. If you read the article, you idiots would find that skateboarding is illegal there. Not to mention it is entirely possible that the guy wasn`t choking him, but rather trying to grab his back to flip him over and the picture was taken at that specific minute.

I hate these skateboarders. They were BREAKING THE LAW, for christ`s sake, and yet you side with them? I`d be with the cop if he beat them bloody and tazed them, there is no excuse for intentionally violating laws that are posted in plain sight.

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Male 135
"I didn`t know that you could get arrested for saying something, unless it`s a threat..."

you can be arrested for harassment. try walking into a grocery store and start yelling f*ck at the top of ur lungs. lol.

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Female 579
I want to grab that f*cking cop and choke him to death. "GO SKATEBOARDING" day!!!!!!!!! Well he obviously can`t understand that f*cking clear english! Skateboarding isn`t a crime! F*cking b*stard.
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Female 1,004
For the cop: You have no idea what these kids where doing before the camera started rolling. They did run and that is, in fact, evading arrest. The other kids that were standing around were in fact harassing him while he attempted to arrest the first squirmer. They shouldn`t be skateboarding in the first place, anyhow.
Against the cop: He shouldn`t be so violant towards the kids. Although running and evading arrest would need a bit of power, choking a kid to throw them to the ground is not cool. Some of the others, also, did nothing but talk in the video. I didn`t know that you could get arrested for saying something, unless it`s a threat...
Either way...both parties got what was going for them....
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Female 1,832
"That cop was a joke.
Skaters are cool dudes."

*Dude* get a clue not ALL skaters are *cool dudes* and you know it. There is an ass/hole in every group, no matter where you go. The kid shouldn`t have been riding on the sidewalk and YET the cop shouldn`t have been so aggressive BUT why did he get so aggressive huh? I bet that *cool dude* skater said something that set him off. The Cop didn`t need to go to the extreme but we weren`t there BEFORE the taping was recorded were we?? So, don`t believe everything you see, except for baalthazaq`s link , lol. Now THAT was police brutality.

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Male 135
another thing, notice that the cop and the kid are way down the block, and the other kids have to run over to them...hmm...maybe the first kid on the ground was running...and maybe running from a cop is resisting arrest.

as far as "paid leave" goes, thats standard practice. any time a cop is under question, they put him on paid leave, its not a disciplinary action. they do is because if the cop was to run into the same kids again doing something wrong, he would have a conflict of interests. on one hand, as a police officer, he is required by law to act. However, he is under suspicion by those kids and therefore any thing at all towards them could be considered intimidation of a witness.

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Male 135
"Its good that this video is seen. There are countless amounts of times I`ve been harassed by the police. Maybe its my long hair, but I never deserve what they`ve done. Next time, Im getting their badge number so they know to ease up."

do you seriously think that on every warning, ticket and arrest warrant the cops badge number isnt there??

if youre not doing anything wrong, the cops will have no reason to bother you. and yes, if youre running from the cops, they have full right to take you down.

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Male 139
oh and COPS=TERRORISTS >=D
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Male 139
littlewooll8:
Really? Thats strange, because I skateboard, I`m a classicly trained pianist and guitarist (I have been playing both since I was 6 years of age.) I play baseball, football and paintball (it`s a sport). I got straight A`s in highschool and College. And have a high paying and respectable job. I guess I didn`t know that because I skateboard that I couldn`t accomplish any of those feats; my bad!
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Male 135
are you guys f*ckin kidding me?!? as soon as the girl heard the cop say a word to her about being arrested, she bolted...and what is that, resisting arrest. the first guy on the ground was putting up a fight, but we never see that cuz they edited it out. the first guy who ran all over the place was harassing the cop.

and for those of you who say "theyre just little kids, poor little 13 year old kids"...my dad was a cop for 20 years in san diego. he was going to ticket a kid for roller blading on the boardwalk, he stopped the kid and right before he gave him the ticket, the kid pulled a gun but fumbled it and shot the ground. my dad shot him in the knee (something very generous, at the time, standard procedure is two in the chest) the kid fell backward dropping his gun.

im sick and dratin tired of people talking about how pooty cops are. i cant wait for the day you actually need one

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Male 115
...best quote "dude what the f***, dude sir, we were just skateboarding."

everyone knows that skateboarders are just idiots thats aren`t smart or talented enough to play a musical instrument, do well at a REAL sport, or do well in school. The only thing skaters can do is get filmed breaking every bone in their body then telling everyone "they almost landed it", and getting all the attention they want. But thats not all, they`re obviously too stupid to get their haircut and when they do it sucks hairy balls.

but still that cop was harsh

*skateboarder bashing dedicated to RPGillespie*

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Male 643
That cop was a joke.
Skaters are cool dudes.
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Male 870
Cop was a jerk, end of story.
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Female 403
i can`t believe that. those poor kids. I can`t believe that adults just stood there and watched kids get roughed up like that
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Male 208
that is well tight
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Male 149
you`re in violation of city ordinance, and you`re in violation of city ordinance, YOU`RE ALL IN VIOLATION OF CITY ORDINANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 876
Yeh I just watched it through.. Notice how it cuts out for a second right before he grabs the kid. Yeah usually when you`re yelling "Eff you" at a cop and running, they`re going to tackle you. Common sense.

Horrible video. Punk ass kids.

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Female 876
So.. All it shows is the cop with the kid on the ground. It didn`t show what the kid did to deserve it; which I`m sure he did something. He probably flipped off the cop and kept skating away.. Yeah, that is resisting arrest.

Video`s a half truth.

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Female 26
lol at least they had good proof of how they were treated when they go to court
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Male 970
the other guys only carried their skateboard.
if hed stick on the first kid he wouldnt have done so much wrong
stupid cop…
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Male 1,162
1) Dont run from the cop.
2) Dont interfere with something that`s none of your business.

The cop seemed really pissy that day but I have no sympathy for the punk kids. They need to learn to mind their own business and not run from police. The girl had to stop and start making comments so she got arrested too.

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Male 2
what a waste of taxpayers` money.
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Male 341
Stupid pig. I hope those kids form a law suit.
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Male 2,216
The kids shouldnt have been skating, but the over-zealous cop was too rough with them and making stupid charges against them, and I hope he has action taken against him! If anyone finds out what happens, let me know!
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Male 1,420
"uh... so we don`t know the story, and that makes it ok for him to try and wrestle a young girl to the ground? right, perfect sense.
this guy should not be on paid leave. he should be fired asap. the Arkansas police should not let people think this is an acceptable way for their cops to act.
and that fleeing charge is utter bull. if i saw a cop strangle a kid id get the drat out of there."
you`re missing something here. first, the fact that it was a girl doesn`t mean anything.
second, if the skateboarder had pulled a gun on the cop he is allowed to shoot, no questions asked. wrestling to the ground is far less "cruel".
also, isnt it so convenient that the video didn`t start till after the "brutality" started?
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Male 1,420
"ok i don`t know what happened before the kid with the camera got there but if they were really just skateboarding, and the cop did that to the first kid he arrested, the cop really went to far to attack the kids like that.
i smell a law suit coming."
but the problem is, we DONT know what happened before the video started. he could have just been skateboarding, or, he could have tried to fight.
you`re all saying "hes just a 13 year old kid"
but he has (had) a skateboard that can really hurt if he swings it, and its a good possibility that he did. but it is also possible that the cop tasered him before he had the chance to get off the skateboard.
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Male 459
in New York most cops are good in fact i havent met an annoying A-hole cop that thinks he is on "the shield" or "cops" or another tv show.
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Male 1,111
IABaddict: "Sorry, but I have to quote the great Henry David Thoreau."

-you`re not sorry
-if you were sorry you wouldn`t quote him
-and you don`t HAVE to do it
-the only reason you are doing it, is because you just read it in your high school English class and you want to sound smart.


Starcrosst: I`m with you for the most part. Attitude plays a big role in how you`re treated. However other factors do play a part like age and knowledge of the law. Cops that are trying to BS me just to get a commission for another ticket have let me go when they find out I`m in law school, because they`re afraid I might catch on.

If any of you have read: `The Lucifer Effect` you might understand a little more as to the cops behavior. If you haven`t, then I highly recommend it.

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Male 1,111
Yes I hate the attitude punk kids have too who like to `fight the power` because they`re retarded little 15 year olds that still live with their parents.
However, what I`m guessing happened was they were riding down the street and the city has a `no skateboarding` policy. Which would warrant a warning and being asked to leave.
The cop didn`t know what he was talking about attempting to arrest 5 kids for violating city ordinances. He arrested those other 3 on a whim. Otherwise they would have been in cuffs long before then.
The cop was way too rough with all of them from what I saw, especially the boy and girl in the last 3 that were arrested.
The only reason he got suspended is that`s how city govt. works. Everyone watches out for everyone, no matter who`s in the wrong. Federal and State govt. can come in and stomp on the city`s `circle of protection` but they dont` often do it.
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Male 54
"Its good that this video is seen. There are countless amounts of times I`ve been harassed by the police. Maybe its my long hair, but I never deserve what they`ve done. Next time, Im getting their badge number so they know to ease up."

Funny, my hair is past my ass, and the cops are always really nice to me when they pull me over while i`m taking a walk at 3 a.m. down dark alleys. Seriously. They pull me over, wanting to know what`s going on, who i am, and why i`m walking around that late. I tell them i`m a night owl, and just need to get outta the house. they check my i.d. and I go about my business, no problems. Sorry, Lblues, find another excuse, it ain`t workin.

And to those who hate the police, think about it. Do you want to live in a society without them there?

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Male 902
Me and my friends used to do this all the time. Only these kids stuck around like f*cking morons. If you are skating in a large group, they CANNOT f*cking catch all of you. These kids have no sense of adventure.
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Male 2,004
correct me if i`m wrong, but didn`t he said he arrested them for resisting arrest? and for riding skateboard...
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Female 748
Skateboarders are annoying, and usually don`t give a crap about where they are and are not allowed to skateboard. Something SHOULD have happened to these kids. But Barney Fife here, obviously went way too far. That was ridiculous.
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Male 26
how could 2 of them been resisting arrest?
the cop grabbed them by the neck and threw them on the floor.........
unnesercery assualt i say.
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Male 26
once those skaters saw the cop choking him, one of them should have whacked the cop over the head with his board.
but leave with pay. that is just stupid.
stupid pigs esspec with thier dogs. its like animal on animal action.
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Male 422
and stfu fluffor us rocks
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Male 422
i completely agree with maromi
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Male 212
pfft..i see a fat kid who got picked on by everyone in school.
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Female 553
Actually, most departments require at least a BA in Criminal Justice these days...
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Male 8
ohh, you cant embed videos... oooopss
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Male 8
ahhhh, american police brutality... A rare sight i have heard... B-|. When are you people ever gonna learn not to employ life-failing high school jocks into your police force... sheeshh
Heres a few examples:
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Female 29
Well it depends on how they were skating, if they were doing tricks then ya for the cop. Even though he didn`t handle it maturely. But if they were just riding to get somewhere else. Then wtf to the cop.
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Female 72
Everyday a reason to hate the US...
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Female 553
IABaddict: I never defended the cop`s actions or the cop himself. I only defended the millions of good cops who are out there protecting us every day. I in no way respect cops like the one in this video, and I know several of them, trust me. They have huge power/authority problems. I repspect and trust and love the good ones.
My family (mom and bro) have both been terribly affected by lying cops. Both have been in jail for it, when they had done nothing wrong. I know how terrible they can be when they abuse power. But I also know how good the good ones are. Don`t be so prejudiced. The bad do not speak for the good. Peace & Love.
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Male 533
Alright! What a way to really punish that cop. Now he can`t go to work, AND he gets paid. That`s the REAL police brutality. That`s just harsh...
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Male 4,546
IABaddict.
When a cop turns sour? Please.

He`s doing his job, and acted, maybe (although I disagree), more roughly than is appropriate.

When they`re taking bribes, abusing their position, then they lose our respect. Not when he is doing his job while being harassed by a bunch of snotty kids.

I hope when you`re picking up trash all proud and respectable like, those same kids defecate at your feet, mock, and harass you. I hope any nearby cops are too scared of being sued to do anything about it. I hope you get fired for "not doing your job" of keeping the streets clean.

And when you whine about it, I hope someone quotes Henry David Thoreau.

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Female 7
Sgdp,
I have to disagree with your comments. Sorry, but I have to quote the great Henry David Thoreau.
`people should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice.`
So think about it in more than one perspective than your own lady.
When a cop turns sour its becomes about time for them to get canned. There are plenty of other fish biting at the chance to `protect our community`. If they get so tired of their `encounters` then they need to quit. Seriously, when any other hard working citizen screws up in their job, they get fired first hand. Just because a person is a damn cop and can use a gun, doesnt mean they are better than any of us.
Society doesnt pat you on the back when you pick up someone elses trash on the ground. But when your the one throwing it - you lose our respect.
Bad cops.. just lose our respect.
& I
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Female 31
now, correct me if i`m wrong, but wouldn`t what the cop did be illegal?
he pretty much man-handled that girl.
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Female 7
i looked into this. simply because i wanted to know if that stupid cop got canned. so here it is:
(source: portland.indymedia.org)
In Arkansas, some kids decided to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day. While skateboarding downtown, one was arrested- and it appears to be because he was skateboarding.

(blah blah blah so it explains the video again)

This website reached the mayor, Mr. Mike Bush, for a comment and was told that directly after the incident, the officer was put on administrative leave (with full pay). They are in the process of investigating the incident, speaking with more than 40 witnesses.

(I personally think that cop realized what he put himself into halfway through and milked it real good so he could keep his job. because, like another commenter stated.. the kids should of shut the hell up so they could sue that cop for everything he owns and haha id like to point out how fast that girl blitzed after the cop got hold of her. shall i say: `zooom!` hahah)

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Female 553
Again, it`s like the girl getting her feet cut off on that ride. You don`t hear about the millions of encounters everyday that the police have with their communities and they protect us more often than they harm us. So all you haters...peace & love. And grow up..
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Female 19
i`d round house kick the cop in his face.
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Male 149
I think he must have had a bad experience with skateboarders. So this time he didn`t want the same thing to happen again.
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Female 1,095
I don`t care if they shouldn`t have been skating there in the first place, the cop should have handled that in a much more decent manner, and maybe the kids should have respected him in the first place. I say that they are both at fault here.
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Male 4,546
THIS is police brutality. Not trying to grab 6 suspects simultaneously and doing it clumsily.

Link NSFW.

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Male 41
Park3r wow what an insight ya have...

As for the skater, oh i was breaking the law being a lippy idiot in fromt of me mates and this nasty police man grabed me.

Good, I wish our cops were that hard on the twats in the street. Police in the UK are pathetic when it comes to teenage idiots.

Ya Im old and grumpy :-p

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Male 838
Come to Portugal. Hooligans already found out what a nice place this is to destroy. So why don`t skateboarders?
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Male 44
All Pigs can go suck Dick!
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Male 4,546
Quote:
"They face charges of resisting arrest, battery, and fleeing." Not skateboarding.
"Police say four of the six arrested are juveniles." Meaning two, are adults.

"the kid was running because he had a pic of the cop choking the other guy and the cop was gonna destroy it".
And yet the guy he *did* arrest with the *videocamera* didn`t have it destroyed.

Not every picture shows the truth. Especially one where someone is being restrained. All you need is a snapshot at any point to make a completely different one:

They should be prosecuted for every single charge.

They got busted for continuing to break the law after a warning, and are now whining. Sucks to be them.

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Male 713
Im all for the 13-17 year olds, mainly because I am one despite my age shown. Im tired of cops thinking we`re just mindless idiots that have yet to be trusted
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Male 2,486
"
Why do you think that the 13-17 year olds are saying this? Its this age group that the cops ALWAYS think are up to absolutely no good."

Because SO many things justify what we all saw in that video.

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Male 95
that was wayyy to over done...
are all cops like that in USA? in the UK they dont seenm to give a damn about skateboarders, luckly.
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Male 88
I`m tired of seeing our LAPD act the same way. I knew A guy that got 4 years Assault & Battery for spitting on a pig`s shoe.
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Male 88
Sadistic Fat Pig Bastard
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Male 366
uh... so we don`t know the story, and that makes it ok for him to try and wrestle a young girl to the ground? right, perfect sense.
this guy should not be on paid leave. he should be fired asap. the Arkansas police should not let people think this is an acceptable way for their cops to act.
and that fleeing charge is utter bull. if i saw a cop strangle a kid id get the drat out of there.
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Male 713
Why do you think that the 13-17 year olds are saying this? Its this age group that the cops ALWAYS think are up to absolutely no good.
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Male 713
Its good that this video is seen. There are countless amounts of times I`ve been harassed by the police. Maybe its my long hair, but I never deserve what they`ve done. Next time, Im getting their badge number so they know to ease up.

And to those people saying that the kids were making the things up... does that describe why the cop was getting a little restless-specially to the guy filming exactly what happened?

Still, choking is a huge no-no.

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Female 553
Oo. Zerocyde. How observant of you :D
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Male 458
how come it seems when there is 2 innocent kids that get jumped by 7 guys, the cops are never there, but are always there for things like this
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Male 3,255
"Can you say police brutality? Because I sure can!"
"I hate cops. There should be so many more restrictions on people who have authority over you and are legally allowed to shoot you."
"I would of lost my cool and tackled that bitch ass cop. -.- I was losing my cool watching him."
"the cop is an non-nice individual all cops are non-nice individuals i hate em."

what the...?

"(sex), *13-17*, (location)"

ahhhh!

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Male 3,255
Well then do what the drating cop says next time you stupid piece of poo.
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Male 148
I would of lost my cool and tackled that bitch ass cop. -.- I was losing my cool watching him.
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Female 553
As a police cadet, I`ll agree the guy was a complete ass. There are cops like that, and he was a rookie according to jaysingrimm`s link. A lot of guys are hotheaded at first. But you don`t hear about the good cops (and even the bad ones) who are out there risking their lives every damned day to ensure our safety. Yeah, some are p.ricks or whatever you want to call them, but if you don`t like it, don`t break the law (or ordinances), or move to Sudan or something. Peace....
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Male 888
I think I would want to get the hell out of there if I saw a cop choking a teen.
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Female 560
the cop is an non-nice individual all cops are non-nice individuals i hate em.
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Female 182
Stick it to the man. Stupid cop.
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Male 176
Kids got what they deserved
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Male 92
Ok, I live in Arkansas, and I know where Hot Springs is. I`m sure he was just bored, because most things that happen in towns like that are speeders and meth labs...so punk kids, most likely being smart asses, tend to be a target. Still, that cop was obviously treating them a bit too much like armed suspects, and not annoying children.
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Male 339
Apparently some people think the cop is justified to arrest the minors (according to the article) for violation of skateboarding on the sidewalk when there were signs posted saying no skateboarding.

Im from Louisiana... DEEP south... and I dont know how things are handled up in Arkansas, but down here violation of a sidewalk sign does not merit arrest.

A ticket? Yes. Wrestling minors to the ground and hauling them off to jail? No.

Abuse of authority ftl.

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Male 52
I`m surprised that the cop didn`t delete the footage after he got the kid with the camera. I like how the cop was rattling-off the ordinances the kid was gonna get charged with, plus assaulting an officer cause he knee was bleeding, boo-hoo on the boo-boo. Dumb ass was wearing shorts. Don`t you think that there are bigger, badder criminals to deal with than handcuff kids.
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Male 270
We don`t know the full story. Maybe the first skater ran over the cop`s toes, who knows. But heck, those kids got pavement the hard way.
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Male 418
I don`t have that general hatred for cops...I`m ok with them mostly...but that guy was a dick. Tho...I usually hate kids like that too...but I guess it`s no excuse.
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Male 42
I agree with the "Good, bad, and lazy" theory (Some people do their job right, wrong or not at all). I was with a few friends in a buddys car and I dont even want to mention how many laws we could`ve been breaking. The cop let us go and just told us to leave. He was lenient to say the least.

That cop in the vid was an a-hole and somebody better sue that cop for man-handling those kids.

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Male 629
So you can`t skate on the sidewalks.

That`s a load of bs right there.

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Female 344
A bad cop vs punks~?
Anyway, don`t push your luck~
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Male 10
Regardless of what may or may not have happened previous to the start of the clip, what you see in the beginning is enough. Once he knows he`s being filmed he eases up a bit.

I`ve worked at a print shop for a number of years, and we print tests for street officers occasionally for various states. If you can pass middle school, you can pass these tests. I`m sure(hoping?) their field tests are more demanding, but my point is just about anybody can be a cop. It`s because of this we have ill-tempered non-nice individual cops like this rolling around with a bone to pick. Seriously, it`s a 13 year old kid, and you don`t need to be that aggressive.

Besides it`s the idiots who bike in the middle of the road they should be mad at, not these punks.

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Male 2,630
I agree piratexdave,
For those that are interested, apparently the officer is on paid leave. Full story here:

http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fullt...

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Male 510
I hate cops. There should be so many more restrictions on people who have authority over you and are legally allowed to shoot you.
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Male 7
OK, so you don`t run from a cop...but...that`s because cops should probably not be beating the crap out of kids like that weather or not they were "buttercupping the story" I can imagine that they may have instigated it a little bit but really if your an officer of the law you should be able to keep your cool much better than that.
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Female 66
the kid was running because he had a pic of the cop choking the other guy and the cop was gonna destroy it
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Male 180
That kid was clearly running away from the cop. You don`t run from a cop.

And everyone here (who`s not gullible) knows when a kid says "all I was doing was riding a skateboard" they`re buttercupping the story up. They`re never the bad guy.

This video is far too ambiguous to prove either side innocent or guilty.

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Male 107
ok i don`t know what happened before the kid with the camera got there but if they were really just skateboarding, and the cop did that to the first kid he arrested, the cop really went to far to attack the kids like that.
i smell a law suit coming.
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Male 9
Can you say police brutality? Because I sure can!
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Female 22
i am soo just like that girl
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Male 43
the cop is an non-nice individual