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Police Attack Video Causes Firestorm Of Controversy
http://www.kirotv.com/ ^ | May 7, 2010 | Chris Halsne

Posted on 05/08/2010 3:51:10 PM PDT by Biggirl

SEATTLE -- City leaders expressed shock and disappointment Friday at video that first aired on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News showing two Seattle police officers kicking a man as he lay on the ground. The man was detained during a robbery investigation last month. The two officers have been reassigned as police conduct an investigation amid a firestorm of reaction.

(Excerpt) Read more at kirotv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; goons; jackboots; police; seattle; thugs; wa
Seattle Police Department not seen in a good light.
1 posted on 05/08/2010 3:51:11 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: sionnsar

Washington state ping, and not a good one, either.


2 posted on 05/08/2010 3:54:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Biggirl

I wasn’t aware there were any fascist Leftists in Washington. /s


3 posted on 05/08/2010 4:00:28 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Biggirl
Standard jackboot behavior in an ultra left city of a deep blue state.
4 posted on 05/08/2010 4:04:22 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Biggirl

The officer is Hispanic, the “homey” wasn’t wiping his eye, he was giving the officer the finger. I’d have kicked him too.’
I’m usually critical of police being power abusive, but I’ll give them this one.
The news reporter “they were strolling....” isn’t a bit biased either.


5 posted on 05/08/2010 4:11:03 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: Biggirl

The perp should move to Arizona. Our “controversial” new bill allows our police to only ask to see his “peppers”. They’re not allowed to beat him up. LOL!


6 posted on 05/08/2010 4:11:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: Biggirl
The Libtard Media will run with this and say it shows that the Arizona Law won't prevent Racial Profiling.

After all, if the touchy feely Seattle Police can't avoid profiling, how can those mean Redneck Cops in Arizona do it?

You just watch.

7 posted on 05/08/2010 4:19:11 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Hitler used a TelePrompter, we would all be speaking German...)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
The officer is Hispanic, the “homey” wasn’t wiping his eye, he was giving the officer the finger. I’d have kicked him too.’

And you would be committing an assault and should be arrested and jailed.

If you are a police officer I hope you do realize that the US SUpreme COurt ruled that giving cops the finger in the US is protected speech under the 1A.

So on top of committing an assault you may very well have violated their civil rights.

Cops lack the restraint to deal with people being "mean" to them need to go flip burgers.

8 posted on 05/08/2010 4:27:38 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I rail pretty hard against random abuse but when the police catch a perp in the act of an actual crime, I don’t feel terribly outraged.


9 posted on 05/08/2010 4:27:51 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: arthurus

How is that relevant to this innocent man?


10 posted on 05/08/2010 4:45:43 PM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I haven’t read anywhere that Shandy Cobane is Hispanic. What’s your source for that?


11 posted on 05/08/2010 4:46:13 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

This is no Rodney King story and the video is weak - they won’t be able to loop it. It did not look like much of a blow after the kid moved his hand.

The cop was helpful in the end when their identity was known.


12 posted on 05/08/2010 4:49:02 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

By stomping on the back of his knee, the female officer could have done permanent damage to his tendons and/or kneecap. The scary thing is the bi**** knows full well where she was aiming her stomp. So much for the presence of female officers having a tempering affect on testoserene fortified male officers.


13 posted on 05/08/2010 4:51:21 PM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

No, in one sense it’s much worse—using a racial slur caught on tape is an indefensible and shameful act never justified anywhere anytime.


14 posted on 05/08/2010 4:55:37 PM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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Unfortunately this has become normal police behavior. Nothing new here, just another day in Anytown USA.


16 posted on 05/08/2010 6:36:18 PM PDT by texan75010
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To: Biggirl

Is there a link to the video 0> I can’t find it on the site


17 posted on 05/08/2010 6:37:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: Biggirl

oops I found it

http://www.kirotv.com/video/23491049/index.html


18 posted on 05/08/2010 6:39:10 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: Biggirl

http://www.kirotv.com/video/23482801/index.html


19 posted on 05/08/2010 6:47:50 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: 21twelve; Feasor13; matt1234; Bosun; washingtoncon; Pavegunner72; cherry; aw93472; WeatherGuy; ...
Thanks to Clintonfatigued for the ping.

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Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

20 posted on 05/08/2010 6:48:00 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Biggirl

The problem with street justice is that some times the person is innocent. Street justice is the same thing as vigilantism.


21 posted on 05/08/2010 7:00:25 PM PDT by microgood
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To: arthurus
I rail pretty hard against random abuse but when the police catch a perp in the act of an actual crime, I don’t feel terribly outraged.

Odd statement...you seem to be implying that the individual that was assaulted twice while down, committed a crime.

22 posted on 05/08/2010 7:15:27 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Biggirl

Turns out the guy the police assaulted is in the US Army at Fort Lewis.


23 posted on 05/08/2010 9:26:58 PM PDT by microgood
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To: at bay

To some professor living in an Ivory Tower.

I chalk it up to street patois - the cop helped that kid up, he doesn’t “hate” Mexicans, and frankly he didn’t even beat him. If he truly is a sick racist cop going around beating innocent Mexicans I would say that is a huge problem. We cannot determine that from this exchange. People are always quick to blame the cops - remember they were looking for robbery suspects and that involves weapons and cops dying. They may have missed a weapon in the frisk and if you thinks cops aren’t getting gunned down then you are mistaken. They have to rush into a near death situation when every other human on the face of the Earth would run from it.

I am not going to be quick to generalize and condemn.


24 posted on 05/09/2010 7:16:03 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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"Turns out the guy the police assaulted is in the US Army at Fort Lewis."

Wow. That really pisses me off now. Here we have a kid who has sworn to defend America from enemies foreign and domestic, and this is how he's treated at home, by some power-crazed jack-booted thug.

Some of the comments on this thread are deeply disturbing. Other, reinforce what I believe to be true about conservatives - they don't tolerate racism, nor do they tolerate abhorrent behavior by police in the name of "law and order". This cop should be fired and prosecuted.

25 posted on 05/09/2010 8:46:24 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Biggirl
Youtube video here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1-aCVrG-M_0

Four police officers standing around, one female.

One of the male officers says: "You got me? I'm going to beat the f****** Mexican piss out of you homey. You feel me?" then kicks him. Then the female officer comes over and does a stomp kick on him.

I think that everyone should watch the video and decide for themselves.

26 posted on 05/09/2010 9:18:51 AM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one... Luke 22:36)
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think that everyone should watch the video and decide for themselves.

No question...the cop should be fired and jailed right now.

27 posted on 05/10/2010 6:37:18 AM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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To: microgood
Turns out the guy the police assaulted is in the US Army at Fort Lewis.

Now my blood is boiling....

28 posted on 05/10/2010 6:38:09 AM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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To: microgood
Turns out the guy the police assaulted is in the US Army at Fort Lewis.

Do you have a source for this info?

29 posted on 05/12/2010 5:18:41 PM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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To: TankerKC
o you have a source for this info?

Below is the article that made me think he was from Fort Lewis. With the latest revelation, however, not sure if it is true.

Source for Fort Lewis claim
30 posted on 05/12/2010 7:02:28 PM PDT by microgood
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To: OldDeckHand

You might want to look at the link at post 30. Revelations are coming out now that may question what was said in this article.


31 posted on 05/12/2010 7:04:13 PM PDT by microgood
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To: microgood
'You might want to look at the link at post 30. Revelations are coming out now that may question what was said in this article."

Thanks. I actually found that article the day you made your comment. I was searching where it came from, and happened upon it from Google.

I think it's interesting that this kid hasn't come forward publicly, nor has he been identified by LE, at least that I can find. I did see that the Feds are opening up a civil rights investigation, that could lead to criminal charges against the cops. I would think that it would be difficult to make that case absent a complaining witness - this young man. I'm assuming he'll be publicly identified in time, as his identity is known to police because his name was redacted from the report.

I'm also guessing that in the brief period of time that they held him, they ran wants and warrants. Since they released him, I'm assuming the kid isn't a criminal - at least not one who is currently wanted by law enforcement.

My only thought is that if the kid either had a criminal history, or was an illegal, someone from the police force would have leaked it by now, to help the two cops in the middle of the mess.

32 posted on 05/12/2010 7:35:16 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
I’m usually critical of police being power abusive, but I’ll give them this one

Nope....If the suspect/detainee was deemed a possible threat or suspect, he should have been handcuffed.

This is not wartime...yet...Ya got a lot of cops out there really bending and breaking their authority. There were 4 or 5 cops surrounding this young guy when he was down...It was obvious he was not a threat at this point. They were all standing over him for Gods sake.

Their us VS them attitude, is reaching a new levels... BTW, I am pro-LE...But I'm also honest.

33 posted on 05/12/2010 7:44:02 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: microgood

Thanks


34 posted on 05/12/2010 7:49:54 PM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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