Skip to comments.Shocking Moment Cop floored woman with savage sucker punch during parade
Posted on 10/01/2012 3:31:28 PM PDT by Altariel
This is the shocking moment a police sergeant punched a young woman in the face because he thought she sprayed silly string at him during a peaceful parade.
The video was recorded during yesterday's 50th anniversary Puerto Rican Day parade in Philadelphia - where around 1,500 people were in attendance.
The 36-second clip shows a number of people milling around enjoying the festivities in the 'City of Brotherly Love'.
From the left-hand side, someone can be seen throwing an unidentified liquid towards a group of police officers.
At the same time, a young woman is walking past - who also gets hit by the liquid.
As she turns around to see where it came from, a police officer in a white shirt - which means he has acquired the rank of sergeant - comes towards the woman and delivers a brutal punch to her face, knocking her to the ground.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Awesome. 1 out of 3 ain’t bad. You still got 2 to go.
Except there seem to be multiple stories that conflict on this point.
The 39-year-old was then arrested and was issued a summary citation for disorderly conduct, on which police reported she had thrown beer at them.
So then that wasn't silly string in her can that she was spraying on the police, right??? or is she still clueless???
Philadelphia cop who punched woman on video to be fired
PHILADELPHIA - October 3, 2012 (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Police Officer who was caught on video punching a woman will be fired.
Action News has learned that the officer, Lt. Jonathan Josey, will be fired on Thursday afternoon.
Since this almost never happens, I think we can safely assume that the cop actually did do something wrong.
So hopefully, the apologists can now revise their opinions on the apparent propriety of the actions of the officer in question.
Apparently, this cop's bosses have sided with the "cop-haters..."
I am frequently astounded at the willingness of many so-called patriots to excuse Tyrannical police behavior, all in the sacred, holy name of upholding law and order...
Update. Local ABC affiliate says cop will be fired.
After reading his background, I’m not surprised. This is obviously one who slipped through the checks before being hired. The “dating” website was way out of the mainstream for someone wanting to be a police officer. If the department didn’t know about this, shame on them. But, this is Philly.
What a shock.
Good riddance to a bad piggie.
Tell that to Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and the Sons of Liberty.
But I want to be there so I can watch you being tarred feathered.
His background was well known and had NOTHING to do with his firing.
He will be lucky to escape criminal charges.
So then the use of force was needed but its application was excessive. No surprise in that statement.
So she was spraying silly string at the officers as the video shows.
Maybe, just maybe, you had it right at the outset, and then, inexplicably, you took a wrong turn.
Apparently, even if the things you thought you saw in the video (that never showed up in the arrest warrant) were true, it didn’t matter.
It did not warrant his behavior, and he’ll not be a cop in Philly anymore. Maybe you can recommend him to be a cop where you live, as you’ve been quite the avid defender of his actions.
Maybe, but then you have the statement from Commissioner Ramsay:
"During his press conference Tuesday, Ramsey described the incident on the YouTube video as very troubling and, from what he saw in the video, the use of force applied was in excess of what was needed."
The use of force was needed but it's application was excessive.
Is that the way you saw it too???
Is that a nipple ring he's wearing in the top picture? Have you ever heard of a straight guy with a nipple ring?
That said, I suspect "'roid rage" as the cause of his attack.
They never specified what level was needed. Perhaps zero. In my opinion, the max level of force initially needed would be to grab her wrist and inform her that she was under arrest, which I DID NOT see happen on the video.
The point is that the Commissioner in his statement did not say that she should not have been detained.
The Police Dept’s internal lawyers would have slapped him if he volunteered any statement that she should not have been detained. The Philly PD is looking at a big enough lawsuit as it is.
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