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.
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Are you a pig?
o please...if that was the case then just hand cuff her!
You got a king size bed to go with that blanket statement?
Striking a woman is assault. Yet you are defending it, because the police-gods are sinless and would *never* engage in wickedness.
How progressive of you to suggest that it was the *woman* who is really to blame for the temerity of being the victim of a crime.
He should be charged with assault.
Why don’t you go back to your occupoop “demostration” where cop-haters are lionized?
I’ll type just as slowly, just for your benefit...based on the video, on what we’ve seen, the police officer overreacted and struck a woman in the face, causing her to bleed, and then arrested her. It’s plain to most reasonable people that he could have arrested her without striking her.
Depends on the nature of the crowd.
If it's a typical militant irresponsible OWS bunch of criminal losers, then yeah.
If YOU are the target, you can assume it's harmless silly string; your choice.
An LEO on the job? Not so readily. In a crowd that experience has shown there are mostly criminals, I give totally the benefit of the doubt to the cops.
Are you an occupoop? You speak the language.
She’ll sue and get millions.
Cop was just getting limbered up for next weeks dog parade. Practice makes perfect.
The cop also knew he was in public, in plain view for dozens of witnesses to see. I’d have to think that what he did was for a valid reason.
and not one of the other officers stood up to that bully cop , it appears. Good lord...many cops have a very real authority complex.
I hope that is the case, otherwise this is a very disturbing incident.
On this thread?
Pigs are those police officers who circumvent the law and act as judge and jury by meting out immediate punishment on citizens. Sounds to me that you support pigs. I support police officers. This idiot is lucky that the crowd didn’t turn against them.
This video doesn’t show enough of the pre-action to come to a definite conclusion, but the woman does appear to be holding a can-like object in her hand and her and the cop’s movement seem to suggest that he was pursuing her before the video started.
Now, whether or not anything justified him slugging her is still open to debate, but it does appear she may have been more than just an innocent bystander with regards to the silly string.
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