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Full Title: Shocking moment cop floored woman with savage sucker punch during parade because 'she let off silly string in his face'
1 posted on 10/01/2012 3:31:39 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

and the police union is supporting him fully


2 posted on 10/01/2012 3:33:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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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.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 3:41:58 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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That, is why people hate the police.

That pig better hope she doesn’t have any brothers with my disposition.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 3:44:17 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Altariel

Cop black. Woman white. No story.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 3:48:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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So if someone sprays silly string on me, even on purpose, I can haul off and hit them in the face as hard as I can?

I believe that I would be the one going to jail.

16 posted on 10/01/2012 3:58:38 PM PDT by bubbacluck (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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Give an “offended minority” a badge and a gun and you can guarantee an overreaction.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 4:03:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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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


27 posted on 10/01/2012 4:10:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Altariel
If this had been a white cop punching a black woman, the mainstream media would be SCREAMING bloody murder right now.
30 posted on 10/01/2012 4:11:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Altariel

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.


37 posted on 10/01/2012 4:17:06 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Altariel

He should be charged with assault.


45 posted on 10/01/2012 4:20:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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She’ll sue and get millions.


50 posted on 10/01/2012 4:23:19 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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Cop was just getting limbered up for next weeks dog parade. Practice makes perfect.


51 posted on 10/01/2012 4:23:53 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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Instant millionaire


55 posted on 10/01/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Altariel

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.


60 posted on 10/01/2012 4:29:52 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Altariel

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.


72 posted on 10/01/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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Ping!


79 posted on 10/01/2012 4:45:10 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Altariel

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.


82 posted on 10/01/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT by onona (no tagline here sir)
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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.


91 posted on 10/01/2012 4:56:29 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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There a couple of things the police learn in the academy to shout out when they see a dangerous situation.

GUN!!!!
SILLY STRING!!!


98 posted on 10/01/2012 5:00:43 PM PDT by RetSignman (Remember the 2010 movement...Next Tsunami wave is building.)
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She's lucky he didn't shoot and kill her, like he did to that robbery suspect two years ago.

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.

114 posted on 10/01/2012 5:17:20 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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