Tuesday, November 10, 2015


The Internet is full of police videos.  Many times they make the police look bad.  Often the officers use force against people and the text that comes with the video says something about the officers were responding to a very minor crime, loud noise or jaywalking.

These videos require a little detective work sometimes to consider what is going on.  If the video starts with police action, then it is likely that the reason for the police action is likely been left off, or edited out. 

While many incidents may start with a minor offense, it escalates when the suspect refuses to cooperate.  The Oklahoma City bomber was captured due to a loose license plate.  It is the duty of a citizen to submit to the authority of an arresting officer.  Typically the people in these videos passively, and verbally resist and often actively resist.  That's a lot more than a loud noise or jaywalking; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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