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Date: 01/26/12 01:56 PM

60 Responses to Police Slam 90-Year-Old Woman To Ground

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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    Link: Police Slam 90-Year-Old Woman To Ground - This is goin` on the nooz!
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    junkaroo Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Seems like she has a knife in her hand, so possibly not unjustified.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    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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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Is the officer asking her to put the knife down?
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    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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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    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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    Itsnotover Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    HAHAHAHAHA
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    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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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    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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    Jaxxun Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    *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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    beardtats Male 18-29
    255 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    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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    botfly Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    Slamming her on the the ground was just wrong, they should have shot her.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    botfly justmade this thread worth reading, thats funny poo right there
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    She had a knife.

    /discussion
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    ORGNCHEMST Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    Well IAB, keep us updated!
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    America - Zero discrimination
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    Shillier Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    "that`s no old lady! it`s an impostor!... he seems to have glued his mask on."
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    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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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    funneh gets lemming of the day congrats!
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    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..
  23. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    yes because a senile person with a knife poses no threat......
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    She had a knife, Surely that was better then a gun shot right?
  25. Profile photo of botfly
    botfly Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    In most cases, bullets are cheaper than lawyers.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    awww hell naw
  27. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    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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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    You saw her charging at the cops with that machete
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    she had a knife.
    is this unfortunate? yes
    is the cop in the wrong for her actions? no
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    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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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    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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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    "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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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    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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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    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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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    @yusuksomuch. While I agree with your post, you really need to drop the lemming comments. They are getting real old.
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    cndian_mouse Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    This is from 2009
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    cndian_mouse Female 18-29
    142 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Virginia Dotson, 84 taken down by police in 2009 for brandishing a knife in a Walmart parking lot in Ohio.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    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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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    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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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    wtf is wrong with that guy ...
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    stell Female 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    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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    stell Female 40-49
    65 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    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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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    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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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    Stell would run away....

    ...and call the cops.
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    @Stell, my grandfather passed and had Alzheimers. He understood people talking to him. Alzheimers does not equal retard.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    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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    stell Female 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    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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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    have they no shame, really?
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    maluku Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 2:00 am
    mothaf*cker, what a bastard... should get fired and banned for life from any job that requires authority
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 3:42 am
    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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    Ujelly Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2012 at 5:52 am
    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2012 at 6:13 am
    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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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2012 at 7:12 am
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    She resisted arrest...
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    Ujelly Male 30-39
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    January 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    There has to be something between "stop" and full body slam to the ground. Something less violent than that.
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    stell Female 40-49
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    January 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    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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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    January 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    she didn`t but the bag down...
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    SoCal Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2012 at 3:11 am
    very very old video
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    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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