Monday, Jan 26th

Last update:05:18:56 PM GMT

Another Day, More Police Brutality

E-mail Print
Share
Another set of cops have been caught on tape beating up an alledged suspect.
Despite lying on the ground with his arms and legs spread, a suspect -- who police say is a known gang member -- got a face full of police boot on Wednesday. The kicking cop added insult to injury by giving a post-beating high five.

On Thursday, El Monte Police Lt. Ken Alva said that the officer has been reassigned to non-patrol duties, while El Monte police and the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department conduct separate and concurrent investigations.



Ok, first let's get this out of the way of the discussion.  The suspect in the video is a known gang member.  The suspect was wanted on a warrant.  The suspect ran from the police...including starting a very dangerous high speed chase (I won't get into how I feel about high speed chases).  I get it.  The suspect deserved to be arrested and detained.  No argument about that.  What the problem is, again, is the conduct of the police.  Police officers are trained professionals...emphasis on the professional part.  When you have a license to kill you don't get to kick a prone suspect in the head and then high-five your buddy.  He could have killed the suspect with that kick.  Being a gang banger  with a warrant who runs from the police deserves punishment, but is that punishment death or disability?

I don't like or want the police to behave like the criminals they are policing. This does not make the public safer.  Cops behaving like thugs only endangers the public.  They rush to judgement.  Innocent people get hurt, their property destroyed, they get carted off to the pokey for nothing.  Not a good way to encourage respect for the police. 

Of course now I will get emails about all of the good cops, and how "cop bashing" hurts them...blah, blah, blah.  Well to that I say why don't the good cops do something about idiots like the one in the video? Instead of the high five, how about the next cops on the scene question him about the bloody suspect and then send him back to the station for discinplinary actions? How about the good cops filter the bad ones out for the public...without having to be caught on tape? If the good cops did that, there wouldn't be so much police brutality to "bash" them about.

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Latest Comments

From the Forum

Article Roundup

Impeach Cheney!

News image

Sign the impeach Cheney petition!  Show them that we want them out.  Now!!!First the VP then Bush! They want to ...

Read more

Chelsea's Big Wedding Day

News image

And what a beautiful day it was! America's royal wedding! The marriage of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky was held at...

Read more

A Lunatic for president

OMG! Gasp! Apparently John McCain is an angry man! Who knew?! Seriously.  Is this a new revelation.  The Washington Post seems ...

Read more

The Lovenstein Institute - The Presidential IQ Report

News image

Well I guess this really explains it all about our President! The Presidential IQ Report WASHINGTON --In a published report, the Lovenstein Inst...

Read more

Court Throws Out Fine Over Janet's SuperBowl Boob

The Federal Appeals court threw out the huge fine against CBS for Janet Jackson's Superbowl wardrobe malfunction....

Read more

Kathleen Parker vs Religious Right

News image

I don't often give praises to Republican Conservative columnist, but Kathleen Parker has hit a homerun for me (and t...

Read more

Troy Dale West Gets Bond

News image

Here's an update on Troy Dale West, the 47yo man who, on Sept 23 while exiting a Cracker Barrel Restaurant, ...

Read more

LeBron Will Be Making It Hot in Miami

News image

And so it's official, LeBron James will be headed for Miami to join The Heat along with Dwyane Wade and Ch...

Read more

Was the heparin contamination delibrate?

This is pretty disturbing.  The FDA is hinting that the recent drug contamination of heparin was delibrate, and possibly ...

Read more