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Date: 03/02/13 05:37 PM

53 Responses to Man Gets Brutal Beating From Police

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    March 2, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    Link: Man Gets Brutal Beating From Police - A confrontation between Chattanooga Police & Adam Tatum. He received 200 blows and was dragged by his broken leg.
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    sirdave80 Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    these two are the drating definition of `pigs`
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    turn those cameras off!!! you`re not supposed to film the police!!
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    I honestly want to see a headline tomorrow detailing the long and brutal death of those two cops. They are absolute gutter trash and a disgrace to the honest policemen and women in this country.

    now I know that when dealing with chatanooga police, just shoot them in the head. I`d hate to experience being beaten while order to moce while also being pinned down and restrained from complying with the orders.

    Also, his friends should be smacked upside the head for not killing those pigs right then and there. They did not enforce the law, they hid behind their badges as they committed an assault in plain view.

    Yes, I really mean it. I want to see a headline detaling the long brutal death of these non-nice individuals, preferably by the chief of police himself so he can at least try to bring some credibility back to his department. effin pigs bastards!

    I have too many family members and friends that are police. These non-nice individuals make it ha
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    jops360 Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm
    and now these two got promotions for outstanding work. this is just sick. i can understand he was "resisting" but to hit him over and over again even after breaking bones is just too much.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    These pathetic excuses for human beings could have just forced his arms behind his back if that`s the only problem they had. But i doubt it. these sick bastards went on a powertrip. i`m not in favor of the death penalty but they need to be shot, and taken out of society.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    They gave him time to comply, but when he started to roll over, the pig starts beating on him again! (apx 2:00) and things just got uglier after that. He was resisting, it`s true, but the response was so brutal it`s impossible to justify.

    When will the pigs learn? The security cameras record their crimes too.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    @jops360: If you`d have taken the time to READ THE LINK you`d know the 2 cops got FIRED. As well they should be!
    Mr. Tatum admitted he was high on crack, but no blood tests were run? That`s weird. He also had a knife, but doesn`t seem to use or even threaten the cops with it.

    He pled guilty to "assaulting an officer" = irony! His lawyers want $50 million and his charges quashed....

    Felon + crack + knife + attitude = beatdown

    BUT this is way too much.
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    BG77 Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    Regardless of the excessive force being used, how utterly stupid do you have to be to not comply with their repeated instruction to roll over and lie on your stomach, when you`re being beaten over and over? No doubt this guy could`ve saved himself a broken leg at the least if he`d used his peasized brain for something other than being a stubborn idiot.
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    Toider Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm
    Yup, that`s some excessive force for you...fire those dumbasses and give the crackhead his settlement.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 6:59 pm
    http://tinyurl.com/c4a268t
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    This is a prime example for why only cops should have guns.

    Look at these men protecting and serving that suspect while not even slightly infringing his rights.
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    They didn`t put more then a minutes worth of trying to talk to him and calm him down.
    When people are on drugs they aren`t going to be very compliant unless you can talk them to them and explain. They just beat the poo out of him
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    sonofd Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm
    I started to watch this, just out of morbid curiosity. Then, after a few seconds I realized, it`s just two more needle-d1ck, redneck bigots trying to make themselves feel manly. I used to get angry over this sort of thing. Now, it just saddens me.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    March 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm
    Oh look, penises in uniforms.
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    Twinklestein Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    I don`t understand how would think hitting someone`s legs with a baton until they are both broken would be, in any way, considered OK.

    Thugs, no different than the scum the rest of the police deal with on the streets every day. The only difference is they managed to get a badge.

    Not that the guy they beat was at all blameless. He earned a beat down, but that was over the top.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm
    If you see the full vid, Tatum was actually calming down. when the police arrive and ask "what`s the problem", the other guy in the vid says "there`s no problem". They just decided to go on a power trip.

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    misfit77 Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    a poor black kid gets shot in the ghetto...two cops show up.

    a group beating of a black man.....20 cops show up to join in.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Is this an IAB first? Is everybody in agreement that the cops went too far?
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    Failure to comply is not resisting. All I heard was ` can we talk to you? can we just talk to you out here?" and then something along the lines of ..." no man why the drat would I want to talk to you?" then plainly beat his ass down without provocation or statement of intent. Cops are wrong here, even if this guy was a known and hardened dirtbag (not to say he is somehow in the `right`)but plain and simple these arrogant non-nice individuals should be suspended while under investigation and relieved of duty for their `gang` tactics.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    He could have ended this any time he wanted to by doing what he was told. On the other hand, after it became apparent that he was either too stupid or too stoned to realize that all he had to do to stop the beating was roll over and let them cuff him, they should have just wrestled him onto his stomach.

    I guess this just proves, you can`t beat the stupid out of some people.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2013 at 10:59 pm
    This crackhead was threatening people with a knife. When the cops asked him to comply Tatum resisted and got a beat down. He pulled out the taser wires and kept on fighting. This felon, Tatum, doesn`t deserve $50 million, he deserves more prison time.

    Rewarding this violent assh*le would only embolden others to resist arrest as well.

    "...could have just forced his arms behind his back.." And what? break his arms as well?

    This felon is fortunate he wasn`t shot.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 12:05 am
    Do. Not. Resist. Arrest.
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    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 12:15 am
    Chattanooga, famous for it`s choo choo and now police brutality.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 1:06 am
    These cops kind of screwed themselves. There were multiple times they could`ve rolled him over and just handcuffed him.

    Now, the charges probably won`t stick and this cracked out, knife wielding moron is going to get rich.

    Don`t make it personal cops, just subdue and handcuff them.
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    crackyhoss Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 1:16 am
    "Failure to comply is not resisting." could not have said it better myself.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 2:23 am
    They look like debt collectors with a badge.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 2:57 am
    just roll over and put your hands behind your back dumbass! he is just asking for applied force. you dont get the beat stick when you comply
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 3:00 am
    excessive force? yes. but how many times do you need to get hit before you comply? i do think the cops went overboard to start but this would be a 30 sec video and not 7min if he just complied. whatever case he may have had against the cops he threw out the window by resisting and not complying
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    kivimies Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 3:34 am
    First, those cops were having fun, that`s what this is. I think many americans commenting here have become blind to this kind of violence.

    If I am wrong and they really tried to subdue him safely, you can clearly see their lack of proper handling and training. Their choice of taking him down was wrong and cuffing him could have been done while Adam was standing his hands lowered, since one cop was already standing behind him. Not that hard to a professional WITH A GOOD TRAINING AND THE RIGHT MENTALITY, MEANING SAFETY OF BOTH THE CLIENT AND COP COMES FIRST.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 4:51 am
    10 cops, 1 guy... lol
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 5:35 am
    why the drat didn`t he just drating put his hands behind his back??!?
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    LikeIGiveASh Female 13-17
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    March 3, 2013 at 6:00 am
    jbwhite count again. At one point where they all start piling in from outside and going through another door inside, I counted around 18 cops running around.
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    Smoothjc1 Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2013 at 6:31 am
    If i am bored would have shown all of the video, You would have seen a knife that he was using to rob/threaten the guy in blue , excessive force by cops (yes) stupidly by criminal (yes)
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    briand Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2013 at 8:23 am
    The cops also told him to get on his stomach about 100 times too...
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    paco664 Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2013 at 10:03 am
    justifiable force is defined WHATEVER FORCE IS NEEDED TO EFFECT THE ARREST...

    he could have ended it at any time by complying...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2013 at 10:11 am
    Is this an IAB first? Is everybody in agreement that the cops went too far?
    @turdy: looks that way. We all seem to agree that Tatum was a cracked-up idiot, but that he didn`t deserve THAT much of a beating.

    @Dead_Kittens: Both cops were fired, and could still face charges. The Police Chief has said he`ll fight their appeal to get their jobs back.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I like how at 2 minutes everyone stops and takes a break. Just a breather before continueing.

    It`s like intermission at the wrestling match.
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    infantry0 Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 10:53 am
    all he had to do was comply.
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    iscariot40 Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 11:11 am
    You`re not complying, let me beat and electrocute you!
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    They could have just rolled him over...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    "They could have just rolled him over"

    They tried that, he kept wriggling away.
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    C_Frost Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    his leg looked fine while he was kicking with it. IAB would be so much better with out the liberal commentary
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    WargMaster Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    "his leg looked fine while he was kicking with it. IAB would be so much better with out the liberal commentary"

    It would also be better without people bitching about other people and their political views all the time.
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    busdrivertm Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    Seriously...TWO Bigger Cops against this one smaller guy. They couldn`t handcuff this guy? Seriously? Yes he`s non compliant, but for goodness sake...use force to handcuff him but not beat him silly then put on cuffs. Dang....
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm
    busdrivertm: I`d like to see any of you critics try and put cuffs on a crackhead like this, it`s a lot tougher than it looks.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    "Failure to comply is not resisting."

    Yes. Yes it is.

    "Is this an IAB first? Is everybody in agreement that the cops went too far?"

    No. The smart ones know that they guy should have just complied.

    DO. NOT. RESIST. ARREST. Whatever you get is comeuppance if you do. Period.
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm
    I would agree this is too far. Yeah, he`s resisting. But towards the middle, all he`s doing is sitting there on the floor, battered. Yet the cops continue to whack him with the stick. There are other ways of getting his "hands behind his back" instead of whacking him over and over again. Surely two big guys can handle one skinny black guy
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    gladhatter Male 50-59
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    March 4, 2013 at 3:03 am
    When being arrested.....just do as you`re told. Sure beats getting beat.
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2013 at 4:53 am
    Because you must always do what cops tell you, even if it is wrong. If you lay a finger on them, you are subject to much harsher laws than they are if they beat the hell out of you.

    The laws in this country are drated up. So is anyone willing to enforce them all. All cops are power hungry bad guys.
    The only good cop is an ex-cop.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 5:59 am
    "The only good cop is an ex-cop."

    Say this to the cop that investigates the brutal rape and murder of your mom, wife, or daughter. OR maybe the one that responds to the traffic accident that you caused. How about the one that is tasked with finding your stuff after your house is robbed.
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2013 at 11:36 am
    he resisted them the entire time. if he thinks he shouldnt have been arrested he has to take it up with the judge not the cops. if anything there needs to be more beatings like this.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    i dosen`t look like he did anything
    looks like he is going to get a get out of jail free card

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