Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Police brutality on a 14 year old

Police brutality has really done it this time. Choking a 14 year old boy by putting him in a choke hold until he became unconscious and eventually got dropped to the ground. The neighbour managed to record the whole incident and then put it onto YouTube. 

The force used was clearly excessive in this case and I am sure an alternative or less violent way could have been undertaken. Maybe the cops were setting an example to the other kids in that supposedly bad neighbourhood and if that's the case, they did a pretty good job of it. 
Obviously, the public and media is going to grill the police for this but what we have to keep in mind is that the police are the ones who have to deal with all sorts of loony individuals, individuals that enjoy working up the nerves of cops and who better than young hoodlum kids. I am not saying that what the copper did in this video is right, it's wrong. However we have to understand where sometimes this brutality stems from, it's the frustration that is worked up within the individual cop by having to deal with some extremely unsocial individuals that take a piss basically. 
Rick Sanchez of CNN carrys out an detailed analysis alongn with video, have a look. http://www.sodahead.com/news/2039/police-beat-teen-on-tape/

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