Iceland Police Are Assholes Too

Submitted by: SweepOfDeath 4 years ago in Weird

Assholes: Not just in America anymore!
There are 27 comments:
Male 761
I think you`re mixing up who the a$$hole is.
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Male 700
meh
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Male 13,630
CynicalGamer-"you guys think spit warrants actual physical harm?"

someone gobs a loogy , spit, or flobs on you
what you gonna do bro, wave a sorry, or make a point?

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Male 425
ACAB!
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Male 309
I see nothing wrong with this... how is this as bad as the U.S.?
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Male 114
Still nothing compared to the good ol` US
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Male 567
Iceland: Cleaning up the streets, one hippy at a time.
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Male 1,216
They didn`t shoot her or tazer her to death, so it`s not as bad as America yet.
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Female 6,381
"cobs where"???
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Male 502
Uh, what did they do besides arrest her?
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Female 24
this is so dumb.. cobs where completely right here..
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Male 883
First off spitting on an officer is a chargeable assault offense. Secondly, this man was clearly a danger not only to himself but others. Aside from being drug down the street a few feet these cops did nothing wrong.

@CynicalGamer

Ever been a cop?
Ever been spit on?

I can answer yes to both. If you think a police officer should just stand there and be physically assaulted then you`re just plain stupid.

Use of Force

Don`t know if Iceland follows that or not. However it`s clear from the video that....

-Officer Presence was a no go
-Verbal Commands obviously didn`t work
-Empty hand techniques employed only after situation escalated and individual spit on officers.
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Male 191
heres the thing, spit or no, if youre THAT wasted and a cop grabs you, youre more likely to fall (the person can barely stand on their own as it is, get yanked, bust your ass). what i see is someone who can barely stand get grabbed, loose their balance and *thankfully* there was a bench there to break their fall. besides, most bitch asses go limp when cops grab them anyway. cops=justified.
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Male 8,544
CynicalGamer-"you guys think spit warrants actual physical harm?"

Sorry, I must have missed the `physical harm` part. I saw a good takedown of a belligerent idiot.

Universal axiom: Don`t spit on cops. Don`t antagonize cops. They are not there for your amusement.

Idiots like CynicalGamer believe cops should stand there and take the abuse. I thought they showed restraint. Spit on most citizens and you`ll get a lot worse.
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Male 4,099
So the cop told the person to leave, tried to drive off, but then got spit on and arrested the drunk.

Why are these cops a-holes? I would have maced the drunk in the face, you can get hepatitis, flu, cold virus, TB and any other airborne or saliva based diseases from being spit on. Not to mention it is the height of rudeness, especially to a cop who is trying to drive away and leave your drunk ass alone.
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Male 186
Hmm, that got a bit nackered by the comment system. Retry:

Now, don`t get me wrong. I`ve been slapped, stabbed once, hit with bats a few times, and subjected to all sorts of other violence in my relatively short policing career, but spitting is the one thing I can never get over. It`s a simple, playground-style insult that surely nobody feels threatened — far less injured — by, right? Except it`s the one thing people can do to me that shows a complete and utter lack of respect. It`s disgusting, unnecessary, and cowardly: If you’re going to assault me (spitting is, technically, an assault), at least have the decency to take a swing at me so I can defend myself. Besides, you never know whether the person spitting at you has some sort of nasty communicable disease. Spitting? No way.
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Male 186
For anyone who thinks spitting isn`t bad, I suggest you go read the accounts of PC Matt Delito (cover name BTW): Delito`s blog

In the linked story, he has the following to say about spitting: "Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve been slapped, stabbed once, hit with bats a few times, and subjected to all sorts of other violence in my relatively short policing career, but spitting is the one thing I can never get over. It’s a simple, playground-style insult that surely nobody feels threatened — far less injured — by, right? Except it’s the one thing people can do to me that shows a complete and utter lack of respect. It’s disgusting, unnecessary, and cowardly: If you’re going to assault me (spit
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Male 7,123
A bit on the rough side, but not brutal. Just a reminder to be civil.
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Male 39,920

That was cold.
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Male 17,511
"you guys think spit warrants actual physical harm?"

I`m guessing you`re the type that believes cops deserve to be spit on and that they shouldn`t be allowed to arrest people for assaulting them in such a way.
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Male 2,528
How are these cops A-holes?

The person is obviously drunk or high. They are in the middle of the road. They have crap strewn about in said road. In my opinion, the cops could have reacted much sooner, but it wasn`t until the person approached their van multiple times and eventually spat on them that they reacted.
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Male 450
And that is why you guys shouldn`t be cops. Just because someone acts up doesn`t give you the right to act in kind (or worse). A large part of the job is the way you handle yourself in situations like this. If you are prone to abuse and now you have power at what point do you draw the line?
Seriously, you guys think spit warrants actual physical harm? Then you sit around and bitch about war or other abuses. drating people just need to be kinder.
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Male 17,511
thefatviking: Yeah, I had to replay it a few times, but it does appear that he hocked a loogie at the cop. Justifiable arrest, imho.
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Female 856
Caught by the fuzz while he was still on a buzz.
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Male 202
The drunk spat at the cop.
That is assault. And is some drunk bastard spat at me I wouldn`t handle that drunk gently.
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Male 191
i dont see non-nice individuals. i see a belligerent drunk presumably disobeying direct orders from cops (yes no sound, but im sure there were words before they opened the door the first time). IMO, drunk was mouthing off, maybe even spat at the cop. i dont know a lot of cops who would let that slide...especially if youre stumbling drunk
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Male 938
Link: Iceland Police Are Assholes Too [Rate Link] - Assholes: Not just in America anymore!
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