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Date: 12/02/13 03:43 PM

37 Responses to Cop On A Power Trip?

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    Link: Cop On A Power Trip? - Lesson 1: Don`t tell a cop to shut up. Lesson 2: Laying quietly while being beaten with a baton, will cause more beating
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    How many times has he done this without a camera catching it? How many of his "Brothers in Blue" do the same?

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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    Telling a cop to shut up? BAAAAAAAD Idea.
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    IAFYM Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    I don`t know about in the US, but in the UK everyone has powers of arrest for crimes which CAN result in prosecution (i.e. ABH or GBH (which this cop is doing to the person) - This is why a shop can grab you and lock you in a store-room for an hour or so for theft). There is no excuse for being told `shut up` to end up like this.

    And everyone just standing by? Police are not above the law.
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    gymcoach29 Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    Dont care if he told the cop to shut up, this is an unwarranted beating. This cop needs to experience what happens when 3-4 of this guys buddies puts a beating on him.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    I think citizens must be entitled to chase and enflate cops like that with punch and kicks if they witness such behaviours. And get a prize as good citizens too.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    This is like 4 years ago and was proven fake. They staged it, you can see the `cop` has no real uniform and the `victim` was always off-camera when hit.
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    12chars Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    danagamer link? Otherwise the video speaks for itself.
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    fsawaged Male 18-29
    54 posts
    December 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    fcuking pussy cop and pussy citizens. Afraid to show his camera. Coward Americans are cowards.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    @ Danagamer: "...you can see the `cop` has no real uniform...."

    He`s got a police shirt with a patch on the shoulder, epaulets, and a silver badge in front (see 2:01-2:02); on the belt he`s got a Glock on one side, a collapsing baton on the other, pepper spray, and a cuff case; and below that he`s wearing what look to be department-issued black tactical trousers.

    What`d you say again about "no real uniform"?
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    December 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    The worst thing about this is that they all stand around and wtach it happen. Pretty soon it will be, "oooo s hit that guy just got shot in the head cause he called that cop stupid, but that`s ok, cause we got it on camera." GETTING IT ON CAMERA IS NOT GOING TO HELP ANYONE. Do something to stop the insanity, or you`re f ucking next.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    @ Emmettyville: I agree with you on this. What this video shows is how far the U.S. has descended down the path of being a police state. As an American, I can tell you *exactly* why the people standing around did nothing: They feared that one or more police cars would shortly arrive on scene and anyone interfering with the officer`s beating of the man would be beaten, pepper-sprayed, or tazed.

    In many areas, the U.S. police are now armed like the U.S. military and behave like an occupying force. Occasionally I`ll see a video of police in the U.K., New Zealand, or France and I`ll see officers joking around with and socializing with the citizens they "protect and serve." The videos look odd to me because it`s exceedingly rare that an American cop will interact with the American public that way. More often than not, it`s military swagger or stand-offishness we see--and seldom anything even resembling friendliness.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 12:16 am
    The only time the "law" interacts with the citizens is in a contrived planned event or of course the youth programming system.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 3, 2013 at 7:01 am

    "The worst thing about this is that they all stand around and wtach it happen."
    What do you think happens if you intervene? You get the next beating, that`s what. The only thing you can do in this situation is be a witness for the prosecution when this cop is brought to trial for assault and/or attempted murder. {If I attacked someone with a club and beat on them while they were down that`s what I would be charged with...attempted murder.}
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 7:17 am
    "because it`s exceedingly rare that an American cop will interact with the American public that way"

    Why I love living in a small town. The cops joke around all the time with people, but when it`s go time they put on their game face.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 7:21 am
    Story

    "Platke, 49, the owner of the Shell station on Arsenal Street, claimed the man seen being hit by Ries was being disruptive that night and was struggling with the officer.
    Platke said he was not at the station that night but had spoken to two employees and had viewed security camera footage. He later provided footage to the Post-Dispatch, but it was grainy and the view of the altercation was largely obstructed."
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 7:21 am
    "The guy was plainly drunk," Platke said. "Inebriated." He said the man`s friends got him outside but he continued to cause problems, struggling with his friends. That`s when Ries intervened, according to Platke.
    "The officer grabbed him and tried to get him to come out of the car. The guy fell onto his chest and locked his arms around this officer`s ankles and would not let go," Platke said. Ries "was there with his feet locked together, screaming at this guy to let go. He used his baton to try to hit him to get him to let go. He finally had to use (pepper spray) and the guy finally let go.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 7:24 am
    Shouldn`t hit him like that on the ground but this guy didn`t help his case which is why his friend stayed the hell out of it.

    BTW this is from 2011 and pretty sure it`s been here before do you search the end of the earth for US police vids? Anything to satisfy the Che shirt wearing "DA USAZ IZ A POLICEZ STATEZ DOWN WID DA USAZ!!" crowd for comment fluff huh?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 7:27 am
    hmm link not working here`s the link...

    Link
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    December 3, 2013 at 9:06 am
    Whatever happened to handcuffing the drunk slob and throwing him in the back of the cruiser?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7070 posts
    December 3, 2013 at 10:16 am
    `do you search the end of the earth for US police vids?`

    Nope. Don`t need to. They`re as common as cats. But you`re probably right, we shouldn`t draw attention to it.

    I am so afraid that I listen to you,
    Your sun glassed protectors they do that to you.
    It`s their ways to detain, their ways to disgrace,
    Their knee in your balls and their fist in your face.
    Yes and long live the state by whoever it`s made,
    Sir, I didn`t see nothing, I was just getting home late.

    L. Cohen
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 10:56 am
    @LordJim

    That`s pretty funny you say that considering you live in a land that wants to completely disarm you and has the most public surveillance camera on the planet. Care for the definition of a police state?

    It`s from 2011....a bit late.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7070 posts
    December 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    McGovern1981

    It`s true we have a lot of cctv cameras in public places. I`m sort of ok with that as it helps reduce crime and I don`t see how it interferes with civil liberties. It just records what happens on the street.

    As for being disarmed, as I have said before I like guns. Guns are fun. I used to be a pretty decent shot with a Martini-Henri. But I also like living in a society where I never get to see a gun or hear one in the streets or have people I care about becoming casualties of guns.

    If I wanted a legal gun it would take me a couple of weeks of form-filling and some improvements to my home security, but I could get one.

    It`s a different culture. It`s not practical at the moment for the US to move to a point where guns were only available for legitimate sporting/hunting/pest control needs. It is practical to aim for that in the UK. If I moved to the states I would probably buy a gun. I hope you would reciprocate.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    It`s true we have a lot of cctv cameras in public places. I`m sort of ok with that as it helps reduce crime and I don`t see how it interferes with civil liberties. It just records what happens on the street.

    Mmmmhmmmm ever read or watch 1984? Don`t worry we`re getting there too. It`s all good when it`s for "safety" then they use it other things and it becomes bad.

    But I also like living in a society where I never get to see a gun or hear one in the streets or have people I care about becoming casualties of guns.

    I live in a society where that`s never happened to me you`d be surprised how the media likes to manipulate people to think we live in a warzone. Now just ask why.
    If I wanted a legal gun it would take me a couple of weeks of form-filling and some improvements to my home security, but I could get one.
    And it would be a bolt action rifle or breach shotgun it`s quite limited.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    BTW how much does that license cost along with the gun and ammo? Bet they made that nice and extremly expensive. Where would you even buy ammo?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm


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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    Oooh! I forgot this part:

    DA USAZ IZ A POLICEZ STATEZ DOWN WID DA USAZ!
    =^.^=
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm
    McGovern1981 surveillance cameras don`t kick you in the balls or spray some pepper in your face.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    Squrlz4Sale Davai comrade!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm
    McGovern1981 surveillance cameras don`t kick you in the balls or spray some pepper in your face.

    No, they just accommodate those who do.

    You joke about the Che comment but if he had his way the police state would be in full effect if he had his way history shows it. Yet many lemmings think he`s an idol. Careful what you wish for.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    @ McGovern: "You joke about the Che comment...."

    Oh, lighten up, sourpuss. I`m just kidding around. I`m a social democrat--not a Marxist.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    A security camera not only prevent criminals actions but also prevent violent police reaction. I think that a cop will think more than twice on going berserk on who he want knowing there is a camera recording his actions.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2013 at 5:54 am
    Oh, lighten up, sourpuss. I`m just kidding around. I`m a social democrat--not a Marxist.

    I know I know.

    A security camera not only prevent criminals actions but also prevent violent police reaction. I think that a cop will think more than twice on going berserk on who he want knowing there is a camera recording his actions.

    Ya like how we have cameras on all police cars/station even on some officers. Problem is the people who work the cameras who do you think they`d be more likely to side with the people the work with or some random person?
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2013 at 7:06 am
    McGovern1981 i mean cameras on the street controlled by a different associaton than police. Is obvious that your sistem don`t work cause cameras and recordings are in the hand of police itself. If you have another organism controlling the cameras problem is solved.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2013 at 7:59 am
    If you have another organism controlling the cameras problem is solved.

    What cats? The cameras in the UK are controlled by the police BTW.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2013 at 8:01 am
    Cats? Why not?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    December 4, 2013 at 10:35 am
    Re: CCTV in the UK. There are estimated to be about 5 million cctv cameras in the UK (one for every 11 people) but the `vast majority` are private.

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