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Horror: Cops tackle, beat, pepper-spray, pin, suffocate, kill innocent man
Daily Caller ^ | 02/25/2014 | Robby Soave

Posted on 02/26/2014 7:01:29 AM PST by Rusty0604

Disturbing video of a police incident in an Oklahoma parking lot shows a man who had committed no crime dying after being roughed up and violently restrained by four cops–all while his grief-stricken wife watched in horror.

The man, 44-year-old Luis Rodriguez, died in a Moore, Oklahoma movie theater parking lot. Police were responding to a reported domestic disturbance. Rodriguez’s wife admitted to slapping the couple’s 19-year-old daughter in the face over a disagreement about the girl’s behavior. Rodriguez, however, was not involved and had not done anything wrong, according to local news reports.

But when police arrived, they wanted to question Rodriguez. According to the Moore police department, Rodriguez was not cooperative, and cops were forced to handcuff and restrain him.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: cops; donutwatch; luisrodriguez; moore; standingarmy
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1 posted on 02/26/2014 7:01:30 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

and all of them can “carry” anywhere because they are “trusted” ... yet I cannot.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 7:04:10 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Rusty0604

“Police Chief Jerry Stillings said that he has not yet seen any footage demonstrating that the cops misbehaved.”

Thugs protecting thugs.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 7:05:42 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Rusty0604

I guess the police motto has gone from serve and protect to beat and kill.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 7:06:31 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rusty0604

If it happened the way the headline says then heads should roll. But the story itself reads somewhat differently. Need more info.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 7:06:49 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

same here. But if its true, these cops need to serve long time hard time.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 7:09:39 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Rusty0604

We’re looking at this all wrong, obviously our priorities are screwed up.

All the cops got to go home safe at the end of their shifts, and that’s the important thing. As a bonus, no dogs are known to have been killed.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 7:11:22 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Rusty0604
The only important thing is that the five officers got to go home to their families that night.
8 posted on 02/26/2014 7:13:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: skeeter
But the story itself reads somewhat differently.

I saw your comment so I went to read the story. The headline is essentially correct, he was "restrained," then pinned down until he expired. Pepper spray may or may not have been used.

9 posted on 02/26/2014 7:14:14 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Rusty0604

Surprisingly the wife was allowed to video the incident. This evidence will mysteriously disappear from the police custody.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 7:15:22 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And three are now on paid vacation.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 7:15:24 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: skeeter

I’m not clear how the cops ended up there over his wife slapping a 19 yr. od daughter. Maybe they assumed the man was guilty of something or maybe the guy dared voice displeasure over the cops’ questioning tactics?
Doesn’t seem like it should be a death sentence in any event. No report of the guy attacking the cops, just being uncooperative. What more info do you need?


12 posted on 02/26/2014 7:16:58 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Cyber Liberty
I'm not going to be compelled to defend the police here, suffice it to say I found the headline misleading.

We don't really know what they guy did to get cuffed, we don;t know whether he succumbed to the "beating" (not in evidence) or had some sort of medical condition the cops were unaware of. Personally I need that info before drawing a conclusion.

Having said that I believe without a doubt that cops too often opt for a violent solution to problems far too quickly these days. Here it cost another guy his life.

13 posted on 02/26/2014 7:19:32 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Rusty0604

Isolated incident, nothing to see here.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 7:23:13 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: skeeter

The headline appears to be over-the-top, but we’ve seen from numerous recent stories about violent cop-induced deaths that we can no longer give them the benefit of the doubt.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 7:24:31 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Rusty0604

To be on the safe side, officers later stopped by the suspect’s house to kill his dog.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 7:28:16 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Its a symptom of a combination of misguided enforcement tactics and the generally widening gulf between the public sector and the public at large. IMO.

The former can be remedied, the latter (far more serious) cannot.

17 posted on 02/26/2014 7:28:47 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Agreed. Meanwhile, cops need to be treated like everybody else by the criminal justice system. They must not be allowed to beat and murder members of the public under color of law.

These guys on paid administrative leave? Need to be in jail with bail set at hundreds of thousands of dollars each, because that’s where you or I would be in the same situation.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 7:32:52 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Rusty0604

We are seeing more and more of this, and more often than not, it seems as though it is happening to innocent people. Cops get the wrong house, tear up the house, shoot the victims, etc. I guess this would be a great way to get rid of that pesky neighbor, if you were dishonest and had no conscience.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 7:37:21 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Need to be in jail with bail set at hundreds of thousands of dollars each, because that’s where you or I would be in the same situation.

Same could be said for the AG.

A fish rots from the head.

20 posted on 02/26/2014 7:37:32 AM PST by skeeter
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