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Posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Brutal LAPD arrest caught on video; Department investigating cops seen bodyslamming nurse twice during cell phone traffic stop (VIDEO)
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating two officers who were allegedly caught on surveillance camera slamming a nurse on the ground twice and then fist bumping afterward during a recent traffic stop.
The two officers pulled over Michelle Jordan, 34, of Sunland, Aug. 21, for allegedly talking on her cell phone while driving in Tujunga, in northeast Los Angeles, the department said.
Jordan pulled into the parking lot of a Del Taco restaurant and got out of her car to confront the officers, cops said.
The taco joint's surveillance video appears to show the officers, both men, yanking the 5-foot-4 inch registered nurse from the open driver's seat and then slamming her on the ground to cuff her.
The duo then yank Jordan to her feet and bring her to the patrol car, where they pat her down.
Moments later, one of the cops slams the married mom to the ground a second time.
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All of us are at the mercy of the Blue Stormtroopers...
Just an offhanded remark - something that made me ponder.
This is obviously an attractive woman.
In the old days, cops were accused, and frequently guilty of, asking attractive women for their phone numbers, or even directly for sexual favors.
Now apparently they’d rather have violence than sex.
Not sure what this means, other than something HAS changed in our society.
I think it's now official. Freerepublic is a cop-hating forum.
In never see a cop driving who ISN’T on his/her cell phone.
Something has changed with cops. i used to think it was something found in small town or county depts and not in big cities that have well trained forces. Here in NYC the last two police shootings are very troublesome. The Times Sq knife wielder and the Empire State shootings raise concern. I know a great many cops. Between mine and my wife’s family someone has been on the job continuously in NYC since 1951, but too often I hear the statement,”my first obligation is to get home to my family safe every day”. While I understand the mindset, perhaps they shouldn’t have taken this job. Anyway, I think I know what you’re saying.
Any wonder why most cops flip out when someone has a camera?
Did you see the video? There's little to love about that behavior.
For some guys, violence is sex, or at least foreplay.
Steroids...buying, using, selling.
“I think it’s now official. Freerepublic is a cop-hating forum.”
Or maybe most of us are opposed abuse at the hands of our government?
Not so much as it is a forum critical of the excessive use of force against civilians by police. Police have a very difficult job but something like slamming a handcuffed woman to the ground seems fair to criticize.
I don’t think I’d pull over for these bastards until I was sure I was on tape somewhere...preferably multiple angles. Maybe camera hotspots should be identified.
I think the cops pulling people over for cell phone use is an example that they will enforce any law no matter how ridiculous, and with whatever amount of force they want. Yes, I know they don’t make the laws but they never seem to have many qualms about exerting their power. Every single commute I see drivers pulled over being forced to show their papers. I’m sick of it.
Handcuffed over a cell phone? Will be interesting to see if there is more to this story.
I don't think the Founding Fathers would have construed the act of breathing while in the general vicinity of a cop as "resisting arrest".
Nor do I think that the Founding Fathers would have looked favorably on a standing paramilitary army, quartered on the taxpayers' dime (well, OK - millions of dollars).
Nor do I think that the Founding Fathers would have thought that having dozens of these tax leeches in every jurisdiction, being paid in a lot of cases $25, $30, $35, $40, $45, $50 or more an hour was a good expenditure of the taxpayers' money.
Oh, and let's not forget that the Founding Fathers would have taken a dim view of these taxeaters winning the Public Defined-Benefit Pension Lottery, on the back of the taxpayers who don't have such bright job prospects.
Now apparently theyd rather have violence than sex.
Roid rage (steroids).
They're just practicing for when they get the order to load us all into cattle cars.
You left out racist, homophobic and misogynistic. /s
It is a citation offense. Write her a ticket, tell her to stay off the phone, then LEAVE!
That is all that should have happened.
Yeah...but I can’t really see a defense for the fist-bump.
The key thing here isn't even laws. When I was in New Mexico, I brought up the issue of firearm restrictions (which are pretty plainly prohibited by the State's Constitution) to law enforcement -- I either got justifications* or excuses**, so it can't be the violation of laws that's the issue here. It is, IMO, instead the power that they wield; as it is the multitude of laws and the ability to selectively-enforce them are nothing less than blank checks on power. (Look at the Costco shooting from a few years back, or how government officials are generally safe from arrest/punishment [Gunwalker], or no-knock raids, or property-seizure [on the assumption you're guilty]; all of it is this: power unconstrained.)
* - "We don't allow guns in courthouses, so we can have a state-law prohibiting them on university campuses."
** - "It's not something we can do anything about." (Despite actual laws against fraud, malfeasance, conspiracy, deprivation of civil rights, etc that could apply.)
I’m sure Mayor Villaigor -whatever his name is-—
will address this very incident at the upcoming Democratic
Which will be a hoot to watch, either way.
Personally, the video is more than I can handle, but maybe you'd be happier if they'd just shot her?
“I think it’s now official. Freerepublic is a cop-hating forum.
You left out racist, homophobic and misogynistic”
Having a bad morning? Pretty odd that the misogynists are fuming about a woman who was roughed up by the cops. Maybe you need a trip to dictionary.com before you start calling names.
I didn’t have to go far to find the reflexive defense of police comment.
They are public servants. I for one don’t feel served when i see brutality like that.
Finally got to see the video - that second ‘slamming’ in particular was uncalled for. The officer’s intent from the start was to slam her to the ground. The way he stepped his left foot over to gain leverage before the slam makes it obvious. She was NOT doing anything that warranted such action.
If the police want to continue to have public support, they need to police themselves. People like these guys need to be shown the door, and perhaps serve a little time behind bars as well.
Read it again without overlooking the ‘/s’.
Here in NYC they don’t police one another. They defend one another. The Blue Wall.
Rehearsing for future jobs at DHS, maybe?
“If the police want to continue to have public support, they need to police themselves.”
For many, that ship has sailed and is over the horizon.
Particularly when her ‘offense’ was talking on a cell phone.....
“Here in NYC they dont police one another. They defend one another. The Blue Wall.”
That is true in many jurisdictions. Most, if not quite all.
Most of the time they are right. This wasn’t one of those times.
“Read it again without overlooking the /s.”
OK - sorry. Guess that must meam smiley face, sarcasm, or something else. I just thought it was a typo.
No problem. ‘/s’ means that the preceding was sarcasm and you are now switching the sarcasm mode to ‘off’.
I notice these macho cops go after the weakest targets.....like typical bullies,cowards,or impotent men...
Given how they selectively apply 'laws', even those that cannot legitimately be laws, yes.
Even when they weren't ultraviolent thugs-with-badges, you shouldn't talk to them w/o a lawyer... but now that they are actively pursuing military tactics against the general people with SWAT and no-knock raids (both generally instances of Rapid Dominance doctrine) as-a-group, and as individuals they display this brutality -- with little to no consequence (Costco shooting, Fast and furious, etc) then we are very much at their mercy... until, and unless, someone [we-as-a-society] smacks them down hard.
Given the financial realities of California and ruined cities like LA, cops and highway patrol officer are becoming bag men for their rulers.
So All of us are at the mercy of the Blue Stormtroopers?
I rest my case.
“I notice these macho cops go after the weakest targets.....like typical bullies,cowards,or impotent men...”
Or all three. Some of them can multi-task.
What case? You made none; therefore my case (which I did make) wins, no?
The only reason that I "hate cops" is because I hate injustice, and they have become nothing more than the perpetrators and enforcers of injustice: both legal and moral. -- Indeed, if they were not unjust then they would not tolerate the injustice among their ranks as they do, yet they routinely ignore the law when a fellow-officer breaks it, they routinely lie: to suspects, to witnesses, and to the courts under oath.
If such behavior is not acceptable for general society, then why should it be acceptable in the police?
Yes, unless you luck out and someone has filmed your beating and puts it on youtube. Videos have a way of starting “internal investigations” with lots of press releases from the chief. Of course, soon to be followed by police charges of “wiretapping” to the camera person once the media hoopla dies down.
A friend of mine is a retired cop and he admitted to me that the longer he is out of the force, the more he dislikes cops. When he was in the club, he just rolled with the games they play. And based on his stories, we only see the tip of the iceberg.