Re: LAPD Kill homeless man for no reason
I have noticed in recent videos and some news report pictures, one of the cops usually has the person's head on the sidewalk with the cops knee and weight on top the head.
Lets see, a guy has done nothing and suddenly a group of cops are using the beat down on him with batons, does he fear for his life and at least try to defend himself?
There are dozens of videos on Youtube showing cops going postal over minor delays in failing to heed their instructions. One local township had to pay through the nose for cops beginning the beating less than a second after the command and while the victim is still trying to figure out why the cops are on him. Judge ruled not sufficient time for the guy to mentally process the cop's command and even try to comply.
As for the skid row video, near the beginning of the one I watched, it seemed like the "victim" took a wild swing at one officer, spinning nearly all the way round, before the cops took him down. One or two of the officers had a body camera that hopefully clears it up.
My experience however, is that the dash cameras were out of commission, it seems whenever, the subject is adamant that the arrest didn't happen like the officer says.
What kills me are the ones where the subject is given conflicting commands by two officers on the scene and then accused of resisting because he can't comply with both at the same time.
One of the videos is so classic though, you here the cops conferring about what just happened and then "oh Sh.., the video is still on"