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Anger as white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl, 17, in the face
Daily Mail ^ | updated at 4:14 PM on 16th June 2010 | By Paul Thompson

Posted on 06/16/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT by Niuhuru

This is the moment a white American police officer punches a teenage black girl in the face after a dispute about how she and her friend crossed the road. Video footage of Officer Ian Walsh lashing out at the 17-year-old in Seattle has shocked the U.S.

The teenager reels backwards in shock from the blow before clutching her face while a bystander can be heard asking: ‘Are you serious?’

Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend, 19-year-old Marilyn Ellen Levias, both of whom have criminal records. Seattle Police chiefs have launched an investigation into the alleged assault after viewing the video footage. Civil rights activists are outraged and say the punch was an action of anger not self-defence. The incident comes weeks after another two Seattle officers seen kicking a Hispanic robbery suspect who later turned out to be innocent. James Kelly, who heads the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle group, said of the police: ‘Shame on you. The use of violence in the form of a full-blown fist to the face was wrong.

‘What the 17-year-old did was wrong,’ he told ABC News. ‘I'm not making any excuses for her, but two wrongs don't make a right.’ And a woman with whom the 17-year-old lives echoed his statements.

‘She's not a criminal,’ the woman, who would not give her name, said as she waited for a juvenile court hearing for the teen yesterday. ‘She ran into a situation that maybe wasn't right, but two wrongs don't make a right.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assault; black; codeorange; cop; donutwatch; juvenile; leo; officer; police; policeofficer; punch; punching; road; seattle; yawn; yesterday
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How long until riots?
1 posted on 06/16/2010 9:54:21 AM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

Beer Summit anyone?


2 posted on 06/16/2010 9:55:37 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Niuhuru

Probably not until Jesse or Al get there.


3 posted on 06/16/2010 9:55:54 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: Niuhuru

See what happens when you deny them coffee? I’d hope the video shows the full context so that provocation or other mitigating circumstances are ruled out.


4 posted on 06/16/2010 9:56:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2534993/posts


5 posted on 06/16/2010 9:56:29 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Are You Ready?)
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To: Niuhuru

They were resisting arrest.


6 posted on 06/16/2010 9:56:41 AM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: Niuhuru
...both of whom have criminal records.

snip

‘She's not a criminal,’ the woman, who would not give her name, said...

Not giving the officer a pass but the media doesn't even bother to seek out credible sources.

7 posted on 06/16/2010 9:56:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Niuhuru
Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend, 19-year-old Marilyn Ellen Levias, both of whom have criminal records...

‘She's not a criminal,’ the woman,

I haven't heard anything about this case yet, but this is the kind of stupidity that makes it hard to believe that society can turn it around.

8 posted on 06/16/2010 9:57:03 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Niuhuru

I saw the video this morning. If anything, the officer was far, far too restrained in dealing with these two clowns. Struggling, fighting, pulling, swearing the whole time with him. He had every right to slam one or both face-first into the hood so they’d be dazed long enough to cuff.


9 posted on 06/16/2010 9:57:06 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Niuhuru

I’m not much for sending in cops to dish out tickets for jay walking, but once he’s committed to arresting you, he’s committed. And a pack of ignorant stupid screaming jackals circling around him, combined with a hugely combative person who “won’t be” arrested, makes me have next to zero sympathy for this womanchild.


10 posted on 06/16/2010 9:57:07 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Niuhuru

If you watch the video, the officer was clearly outnumbered and a hostile crowd was beginning to assemble around him. He was perfectly justified in trying to defend himself, because someone in the crowd or the girls themselves could have tried to disable him and grab his firearm.

Those two girls are now arrested and in custody as well they should be. If this had been two white girls fighting with a white cop, there would have been no story.

Even the police have a right to defend themselves against thuggish behavior.


11 posted on 06/16/2010 9:58:10 AM PDT by Allison_Wonderland
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To: Niuhuru
Jeez, have to go to England to get the news....Riots and unrest and I wasn't even aware.

"Are you Series?"

12 posted on 06/16/2010 9:58:21 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Niuhuru

“...but two wrongs don’t make a right” I’m pretty sure he threw a right.


13 posted on 06/16/2010 9:58:57 AM PDT by APatientMan
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To: NonValueAdded

I guess you forgot to add a /s?


14 posted on 06/16/2010 9:59:11 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Niuhuru

Fails to mention both girls have police records and the punchee, for assault of a police officer.


15 posted on 06/16/2010 9:59:44 AM PDT by llevrok (I am a stranger in the country I was born and raised.)
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To: NonValueAdded
d hope the video shows the full context so that provocation or other mitigating circumstances are ruled out.

You mean like when they showed the entire Rodney King video which showed Rodney attacking the cops?

16 posted on 06/16/2010 9:59:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Niuhuru

Should have clubbed the worthless wench.


17 posted on 06/16/2010 10:00:37 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Niuhuru

I would have tased that b*tch until the gurgling stopped.


18 posted on 06/16/2010 10:01:44 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: Niuhuru

Don’t act trashy and your chances of being punched by a cop magically go way down.


19 posted on 06/16/2010 10:01:48 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Trijicon, the scope of CRUSADERS!!)
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To: Cheetahcat

“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”


20 posted on 06/16/2010 10:02:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mquinn

These young gangstaetts need to learn you don’t put your hands on an officer of the law. He had every right to punch both out! But he was restrained and only hit the one.


21 posted on 06/16/2010 10:02:24 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Niuhuru

Looks like resisting arrest to me.


22 posted on 06/16/2010 10:02:55 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend,

And once again, antisemitism rears its ugly head. (/sarcasm)

23 posted on 06/16/2010 10:03:20 AM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Dacula

From what I saw:

Failure to obey a peace officer

Interfering with a peace officer

Resisting Arrest with violence

Two misdemeanors and a felony.

Depending on the local DA and the Chief of Police, the officer is either toast and the charges get dismissed or the they back him up and prosecute.

Most Chiefs are politicians, so I betting this was a career ending event for the officer. Damn shame.


24 posted on 06/16/2010 10:03:24 AM PDT by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: Niuhuru

The video shows the girl who received the punch was grabbing at the police officer about the waist, while the other girl was resisting arrest.

Until cops can read minds, you touch a cop at the waist multiple times, you can expect a smackdown. That cop doesn’t want to be a statistic—that “girl” could have going for the gun.

The cop didn’t wait to find out.

As far as being a “shocked” American, I’m not.

I am getting sick and tired of blacks thinking they can just pile on a police officer, and encircle a sympathetic crowd around him.

And how nice, that at 17, they both have visited with the justice system and became acquainted previously with the nice folks there.


25 posted on 06/16/2010 10:04:46 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Niuhuru

According to what I have read the whole incident started over jaywalking of the “perps”. So apparently the cops there will bust someone over jaywalking, but will not doubt let an illegal alien get away with drunk driving.....


26 posted on 06/16/2010 10:05:42 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Niuhuru

This is what you get when liberals run the government, I guess. Rampant racism.


27 posted on 06/16/2010 10:07:42 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: MarineBrat

“sending in cops to dish out tickets for jay walking”

This is a very busy street, heavy traffic, with a constant jay-walking problem. So the city installed a overhead pedestrian walkway, about ten feet from where these arrogant jerks jay-walked!


28 posted on 06/16/2010 10:08:22 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Niuhuru

The man has far more restraint and patience than I have.


29 posted on 06/16/2010 10:09:08 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Niuhuru
I am angry with this officer as well...

He should have punched the other chick in the face also.

30 posted on 06/16/2010 10:11:37 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: MarineBrat
"And a pack of ignorant stupid screaming jackals circling around him..."

It's sad that some here at FR have taken to this kind of distortion of facts. Two women, one young man. The young man is clearly the only one at the scene who is doing anything to actually try to diffuse the situation. The two women can afford to be out of control idiots, the cop cannot.

31 posted on 06/16/2010 10:12:18 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: MarineBrat

I don’t know why it matters what color her skin was, compared to the officer’s.

It was her actions, not her skin color, that got her in trouble.

The underlying problem for her was that she already had some convictions. She didn’t want to go to jail. She was all mouth until the handcuffs went on. Then, she gave off that very recognizable ‘whimper’ indicating she knew this might end up getting her more prison time.

She didn’t care what the officer was arresting her for, she just knew if she let him take her in, she might be in for a while.

I don’t blame her for wanting to escape. However, when you resist arrest and you only get a slight punch in the face, you should consider yourself very lucky.

I’ve seen more violence to women done at the entrance to WALMART during a %50 off sale. And that was done by their friends.


32 posted on 06/16/2010 10:12:37 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Broken-window theory - enforcing even minor laws tends to flush out the bad eggs and gets ‘em off the street.


33 posted on 06/16/2010 10:12:54 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: BallyBill
It was reported here and posted on FR.

Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

34 posted on 06/16/2010 10:13:39 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Niuhuru

Cops having to deal with these societal parasites sort of loses it, however, the wench was resisting arrest and the tape was clearly taken out of context. Obviously, what preceded the physical confrontation was not shown.


35 posted on 06/16/2010 10:14:21 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: UCANSEE2
I’ve seen more violence to women done at the entrance to WALMART during a %50 off sale. And that was done by their friends.

LOL!
36 posted on 06/16/2010 10:14:48 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
So the city installed a overhead pedestrian walkway

I heard the reason those two females wouldn't use the walkway was that they thought 'pedestrian' meant children only.

37 posted on 06/16/2010 10:15:51 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: GraceG
They jaywalked by a pedestrian overhead path.

Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

There's video of the girls resisting and attacking the officer.

38 posted on 06/16/2010 10:17:33 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: BallyBill

Actually this was on Freerepublic yesterday. The story is in other places too.


39 posted on 06/16/2010 10:17:37 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: moehoward

>>It’s sad that some here at FR have taken to this kind of distortion of facts. Two women, one young man

Excuse me? There were at least a dozen or more people surrounding the scene, yelling and in my opinion, ready to throw poop if they had any handy. Many with cameras, obviously hoping to cash in on some Obama bucks. The officer obviously lost his cool, but I don’t particularly blame him.


40 posted on 06/16/2010 10:18:20 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”

Exactly Spawn of Obama voters have hard heads.

41 posted on 06/16/2010 10:18:36 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Niuhuru

If you watch the video, the girl grabs his arm while he’s trying to detain the other girl. Then the girl pushes him with both hands, knocking him back, and then she grabs at him again — that’s when he hits her, once, not all that hard apparently because she just takes a step back, and then he tries to detain HER while the first girl climbs on his back.

Frankly, if the 1st girl had instead grabbed his weapon, he could be a dead cop. The entire description of this video by the news is frankly false. In fact, the description should be “police officer attacked by teen, subdues her.”


42 posted on 06/16/2010 10:18:59 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: JimBianchi11

“From what I saw: Failure to obey a peace officer, interfering with a peace officer, Resisting Arrest with violence, Two misdemeanors and a felony.”

None of that matters when dealing with minorities.


43 posted on 06/16/2010 10:19:08 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Niuhuru
white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl

Nice. A complicated incident reduced to black and white.

44 posted on 06/16/2010 10:19:24 AM PDT by TankerKC (This is the internet, not a court of law.)
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To: Niuhuru

Too long! This will be delicious to watch! Ultimately, at the end of the day, the only solution to this country’s problems is a prolonged blood letting. No one in the history of man has defeated Communism at a ballot box; Communism has to be eradicated the old fashioned way.


45 posted on 06/16/2010 10:20:13 AM PDT by glide625
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To: moehoward

>>It was her actions, not her skin color, that got her in trouble.

I agree with that.


46 posted on 06/16/2010 10:20:52 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Niuhuru

Also, the punch is clearly NOT in anger, because he threw a single punch, then he grabbed her to detain her, and he ignored the other woman grabbing him around the neck.

If he was angry, he would have lashed out with more punches.


47 posted on 06/16/2010 10:20:56 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: UCANSEE2; MarineBrat
I don’t know why it matters what color her skin was, compared to the officer’s.

Of course it matters. One lone white cop with a small crowd of angry blacks and 2 of them resisting arrest? It could have easily escalated. Yeah. It matters.

How ya doing today?

48 posted on 06/16/2010 10:21:55 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Niuhuru

Those two black women were out of line and out of control...period.


49 posted on 06/16/2010 10:22:44 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Ancient Drive

Bin Laden tapes don’t make news, but race baiting issues do at a time when Obama needs diversion....hmmmm


50 posted on 06/16/2010 10:24:01 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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