Police Slam 90-Year-Old Woman To Ground

Submitted by: burbclaver 5 years ago in

This is goin" on the nooz! [Action happens around :30 seconds in.]
There are 60 comments:
Male 7,740
stell-" the cop grabbed her by the wrist holding the knife within first few seconds. That makes her pretty much disarmed. "

`pretty much disarmed` is not the same as `disarmed`. She would have been disarmed when the knife and cane were no longer in her hands.

Try grabbing a knife from someone who has it clenched in their fist. The only accessible parts are either pointy or sharp.

I feel sorry for the old lady, who was confused and not in her right mind. But the blame is on the caregiver.
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Male 650
very very old video
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Male 2,790
she didn`t but the bag down...
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Female 65
That woman was not launging at the cop, she was clearly walking away and her body language showed she was confused. Anyway, the cop grabbed her by the wrist holding the knife within first few seconds. That makes her pretty much disarmed. Anything after that, and especially a slam to the ground, is excessive force in this case. This wasn`t some 300lb gangsta. All she had to do is raise her arm up or twist it back and pry the knife loose just like they did after she was lying on the ground. Smashing her head on the pavement was unnecessary. This sick cop was clearly either showing off or getting some pent up agression and rage out of her system - who to better do it to than a frail 90-year old woman....what a hero that cop is, I bet she even got a commendation for saving all the fat kids from the walmart parking lot - they clearly looked petrified at the beginning of the video, yay applause for the police heroes!
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Male 38,457

There has to be something between "stop" and full body slam to the ground. Something less violent than that.
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Male 81
MeGrendel, I didn`t watch the whole video, only the smack-down (which I thought was pretty funny) I didn`t know of the story behind why she was under arrest, but I can vouch that threatening kids is the easiest way to get arrested (I like to do this from my porch since I live near a park) and I don`t think I was "pissed" at anyone, I was merely stating that police always seem to be the bad guys, when they have to deal with crazy people on a daily basis.
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Male 25,416
She resisted arrest...
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Male 7,740
Ujelly-" the old lady clearly was about to hit him with her cane."

The officer was a woman.

The lady had already cut herself with the knife and had also threatened some children.

Want to be pissed at someone? Be pissed at her daughter, who left her unattended while she went shopping in Walmart.
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Male 14,332
Yes the police should`ve waited till she was stabbing them with the knife she had! How exactly would any of you handle a crazy old lady coming at you with a knife?
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Male 81
I don`t know why people are giving the cop a hard time, the old lady clearly was about to hit him with her cane. The old lady was at fault.
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Male 1,089
police rarely correctly assess a situation. welcome to our police state with half retarded cops that will shoot you dead for having a particularly deadly looking cellphone.
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Male 18
mothaf*cker, what a bastard... should get fired and banned for life from any job that requires authority
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Male 2,384
have they no shame, really?
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Female 65
Opsass -It depends on the stage of Alzheimer, look it up, in this case she didn`t understand and one does not need a medical degree to see that someone is no "there". And the rest of you , are you really justifying slamming an obviously weak 80-something woman to the ground with such force that her skull cracks? That cop already had a hold of the hand with the knife by a wrist. Do you think the old lady could have arm wrestled her? There were other cops there as well within meters. Slamming her to the ground was rage plain and simple. Many people with pent up rage and control issues go into police force and that`s why there is so much scum there.
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Male 15,832
Looks like a felony aggravated battery to me, If a civilian had done that, it would be 8-10 years in the penitentiary. If a cop does it, though, its a week on desk duty.
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Male 514
@Stell, my grandfather passed and had Alzheimers. He understood people talking to him. Alzheimers does not equal retard.
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Male 1,399
Stell would run away....

...and call the cops.
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Female 6,381
Yeah, the cop should have done a mind-meld and realized the knife was not a serious threat due to the woman`s mental condition. Then some hypnotic mind control could have disarmed her peacefully. I mean, what kind of training do cops get these days?
(And I`d like to see how Stell would handle someone, even a senior, brandishing a knife and not reacting to instructions. Get off your high horse!)
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Female 65
Oh and I looked it up. The woman was holding a steak knife and suffers from Alzheimers, so she didn`t even understand the cop said to her. She was holding a cane and the cop grabbed the hand with the knife first. That right there could have been enough, she did not have slam her to the ground and wich such force as to crack her head open. Like I said, scum.
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Female 65
no matter what country, what political system, I`ve always found that the biggest scum of the population go into police work
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Male 2,516
wtf is wrong with that guy ...
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Female 2,525
Excessive force. Yes she had a knife, and yes elderly people are capable of killing, but it was an overreaction. They could have easily subdued her in a less violent manner.
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Male 2,345
there is too much censorship on this forum...what the hell is going to happen if someone reads a bad word???

i`m done here.
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Female 142
Virginia Dotson, 84 taken down by police in 2009 for brandishing a knife in a Walmart parking lot in Ohio.
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Female 142
This is from 2009
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Male 514
@yusuksomuch. While I agree with your post, you really need to drop the lemming comments. They are getting real old.
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Male 1,399
Shya...my mom is 75 and she could rupture your spleen with a wooden spoon BLINDFOLDED, son.

Just axe my brother. "Spleenless" Joe Jr.
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Male 1,950
Whatever the facts of this particular case are, I suspect more and more cops being caught doing not-so-public friendly actions with more and more cameras in use. Expect a backlash, donut eaters.
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Male 636
"What possible harm could that poor old woman inflict on that police officer "

@Kain1 Um killed her, do you know how little force it takes to slit someones neck? Or stab them in the Jugular?
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Male 312
as Gerry said: Body slam wasn`t needed. Just muscle alone could of controlled her.

Still, she was stupid to approach an officer with a knife. I think we learned from the previous video you don`t do that.
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Male 7,740
Kain1-"possible harm could that poor old woman inflict on that police officer?"

96 year old Amanda Rice Killed 53 year old Johnny Rice

83-year-old Bronislawa Jarosz BEAT to death a 78 year old.

98-year-old Laura Lundquist killer her room-mate with a plastic bag.

A 92-year-old Clara Tang killer her husband with knife & bludgeon.

Where did you get the idea that an old woman is incapable of causing harm?
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Male 633
she had a knife.
is this unfortunate? yes
is the cop in the wrong for her actions? no
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Male 598
You saw her charging at the cops with that machete
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Male 7,740
Gerry1of1-" young, healthy officer could have found a less aggressive way to disarm her."

The officer was controlling the knife, the crazy old lady was just attached.

Gerry1of1-" I thought police were taught `measured control`. "

Okay, say the officer had backed off and the old lady had turned and knifed an 8-year-old. How many hear would have been yelling `Why didn`t the cop DO SOMETHING?!?!!?"

Gerry1of1-" Enough force to accomplish the job, but not more."

She used enough fource, what she considered appropriate.

Gerry1of1-"at least he didn`t taze her."

I was hoping someone would notice that. Would have been safer for the officer, but probably would have killed the lady. Officer took more risk to herself to NOT tase the lady.
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Male 670
awww hell naw
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Male 616
In most cases, bullets are cheaper than lawyers.
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Male 700
She had a knife, Surely that was better then a gun shot right?
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Male 1,008
yes because a senile person with a knife poses no threat......
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Male 1,471
She had a knife ??.. I don`t care if she had a SCUD missile under her dress, SHE`S 90 !!!.. What possible harm could that poor old woman inflict on that police officer ??.. She was probably senile too, had no idea what was going on..
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Male 1,008
funneh gets lemming of the day congrats!
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Male 670
she had a knife and was ignoring the policewoman. Her rights go out of the window. Fair enough - would you rather she was allowed to go and attack somebody with the knife?
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Male 260
"that`s no old lady! it`s an impostor!... he seems to have glued his mask on."
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Male 528
America - Zero discrimination
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Male 36
Well IAB, keep us updated!
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Male 2,552
She had a knife.

/discussion
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Male 1,008
botfly justmade this thread worth reading, thats funny poo right there
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Male 616
Slamming her on the the ground was just wrong, they should have shot her.
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Male 10,339
DO NOT RESIST ARREST! DO NOT ATTACK POLICE WITH A KNIFE!

Lesson learned.

Also, at least he didn`t taze her. Could have stopped her heart.
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Male 255
i love how everyone here agrees with me, the old lady absolutely deserved it....you just don`t come at a cop with a knife. 90 or not, i`d have dropped her too under those circumstances.

the youtube commenters, however....all appear to be idiots.
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Male 17
*Camera is Stable for first 38 seconds...*
Oh hey, it`s getting good :D
"gotta get real footage with this sh-t man"
*Earthquake ensues right as the old woman is thrown to the ground*

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Male 38,457

Given her advanced age, I think the young, healthy officer could have found a less aggressive way to disarm her.

I thought police were taught `measured control`.
Enough force to accomplish the job, but not more.

Guess I was wrong.
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Female 1,205
oh ok, I missed the whole knife part. I couldn`t really see it and didn`t hear it. I fail at observing. That changes some things. Never mind.
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Female 1,205
whoever that narrator is, he is really annoying. I didn`t even see her try anything violent. Even if she tried hitting him or shaking her cane at him...really dude. You`re young, you should be able to take a blow and restrain her without putting her on the ground. Being taken down like that at her age could cause some real damage.
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Male 56
HAHAHAHAHA
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Male 1,008
release the lemmings!!!! just proves you can still be stupid at 80,the guy complaining about"what would you do if they slammed YOUR 80 y/o mother to the ground" where the heck was he when she was brandishing the knife?. its too bad she didnt get slammed hard enough to be sterile before she had kids, this particular stupid gene is alive and well in the gene pool. weapon, non-compliance to a command from police, justified.
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Male 1,122
She said "Put the knife down." at least twice clearly.

Sorry lady but you deserved that. Some cops will shoot you for coming at them with a knife.

Fine work there Lou.

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Male 267
Is the officer asking her to put the knife down?
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Male 4,793
She had a knife. Putting her on the ground was somewhat called for. Sure, she is indeed old and the cop probably could have just strong-armed the knife away. But she had a drating knife. She refused to put it away. She kind of deserved it.
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Male 234
Seems like she has a knife in her hand, so possibly not unjustified.
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Male 878
Link: Police Slam 90-Year-Old Woman To Ground [Rate Link] - This is goin` on the nooz! [Action happens around :30 seconds in.]
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