Another case of a cop losing control over a situation and using extreme force on an eldery person.
I remember not too long ago an officer tased an eldery woman for not moving her car after he ordered her to move as she was waiting in her running car for her crippled husband to get into the car. She did not feel it was safe to abandon her husband and the cop had no mercy on her situation. That was mean spirited and the eldery woman got angry about being treated disrespectfully and did not back down to his “authority.” So he tased her to get even.
Cops have no right to be in someone’s face egging them on like that when they know the citizen is angry. There are skills to defuse a situation like this. If the cop wanted to arrest the old man, he should have just arrested him rather than getting in his face when he knew the old guy was melting down. The cop was probably angry and wanted an excuse to hurt the old fart.
Why are they getting into so many pissing matches with citizens to this point of extreme violent reaction? There is something going wrong in their training since this war-like homeland security stuff started. American cops did not used to interact this way with the public when we had a constitution.
and what about the cane in the guy's hand? did you forget about it or simply dismiss it?
i have a 94 year-old great uncle. give him a cane and a reason to get mad and you'll feel it.
so besides hand-to-cane combat, what would you suggest the officer do to subdue this man?
welcome to FR, BTW.