and the police union is supporting him fully
Yet another convenient “sound byte” video which only shows the part that the cop-haters want you to see. What led up to this? I can’t believe that a cop would just assault a woman at random. I’ll guarantee that there is a progression here that is not shown or known just by watching this culminating incident.
If the cop was assaulted, he had every right to use force against the assaulter, especially one who’s fleeing (she was walking away in a crowd.) Stop with the summary Rodney-King-style verdicts until we know the whole story.
That, is why people hate the police.
That pig better hope she doesn’t have any brothers with my disposition.
Cop black. Woman white. No story.
I believe that I would be the one going to jail.
Give an “offended minority” a badge and a gun and you can guarantee an overreaction.
didn’t look like a full punch more of an open handed chop....don’t antagonize the police unless you are prepared for the back lash
For those of you who said the cop overreacted, a review of the assault law is in order.
Say there are two people having an argument. One of them flicks the nose of the other with their finger. The second one responds by punching the first one in the face. Does the finger flick matter? Yes it does, because it was the first assault. The punch was a reaction.
In this case, there was an “argument”, a public demonstration that the police were ordered to clear. Then the woman attempted a hit and run assault on the cop. She could have shot him, stabbed him, thrown an object at him, or whatever. It is not his responsibility to determine if something that hits him is a tangible threat. He has been assaulted.
And when you are assaulted, you can legally react in many circumstances. There is no rule that your reaction is proportional, either, as long as you do not maim or kill.
He should be charged with assault.
She’ll sue and get millions.
Cop was just getting limbered up for next weeks dog parade. Practice makes perfect.
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.
He should be fired.
He literally took steps towards her, then punched her in the face, roughed her up and then arrested her.
There is no way he could have known who sprayed him, if he even was, that it was her and a punch in the face is over kill.
Of course the union supports the guy, even though those other cops saw the action they’ll support him.
It was neither savage, nor a sucker punch. The chick saw it coming all the way, which is why she was skedadling away.
Odds are, she had it coming.
It’s best to treat cops the way you would an animal in the wild: avoid at all costs. They will strike, and probably you at the slightest provocation and most likely not face any repercussions for doing so. And even if the cop is wrong, and by some strange miracle is brought up on charges of abusing authority, you’ll still be dead. It’s best to just avoid fate. They are dangerous, trigger happy control freaks.
There a couple of things the police learn in the academy to shout out when they see a dangerous situation.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is out of town at a conference. Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross called Sunday's incident "disturbing."
Ross said Josey has an exemplary record, but he expressed concern over the apparent hit to the head on the video.
Josey was cleared two years ago when he was off-duty and fatally shot a suspect after a robbery at a 7-Eleven in Lower Merion, Montgomery County.