Skip to comments.KDKA Exclusive: Second Police Incident Caught On Camera
Posted on 03/20/2013 8:08:38 PM PDT by BBell
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) A video shows Eddie Lojak this past Saturday his nose is broken, he has a concussion, a broken rib, chipped teeth, stitches across his face and a chunk of skin ripped from his tongue.
Those injuries happened after a morning of drinking to celebrate St. Patricks Day and ended with a run-in with Pittsburgh Police.
Cops came up behind me and shoved me down as hard as he could, Lojak said. Face first onto the pavement and then they all jumped on me.
Thats where the cell phone video picks up the incident. It shows a police officer striking Lojak twice, while three other police officers held him down
When he pushed me from behind so hard and I hit and I skidded, he said. I just felt myself drag across the pavement. I just laid there motionless.
The incident happened at Station Square about 1 a.m. Saturday morning. Lojaks friend was kicked out of the bar and was later charged with defiant trespass.
Sources confirm Lojak was intoxicated, his blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.
Sources say Lojaks friend was on the ground, already under arrest and that Lojak approached his friend and police in what they call an aggressive manner, with his fists clenched.
(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ...
Imagine if Eddie Lojak looked like one of 0bama's sons. Video at link.
“Defiant trespass”??? What the **** kind of law is THAT? It’s still legal to piss in your own toilet, right?/s
I'd think those rules are pretty self-evident, but some fools have to learn the hard way.
Injuries consistent with a classic sidewalk sandwich.
Resistance is futile.
It would be good to know what happened just before the tackle.
I’m from the area; I don’t recognize where this was at, but, for being 1am in the morning, that is REALLY bright for Station Square.
“mouthing off”? “rules”? What f’ing country do you live in? Wait, scratch that...screen name...got it.
When you get kicked out of bar, you leave. If you refuse to leave, you’re trespassing. Apparently, this law covers the next level of refusal to leave.
The country called "Reality."
Come visit some time!
Didya read the story?
his nose is broken, he has a concussion, a broken rib, chipped teeth, stitches across his face and a chunk of skin ripped from his tongue ... cell phone video ... shows a police officer striking Lojak twice, while three other police officers held him down
I think a lot of Freepers would have little sympathy for for a drunk who complained that the cuffs were too tight, and the cops banged his head when putting him the squad car, after arresting him for mouthing off. But when three cops hold a guy down, while the fourth breaks his nose, and a rib, chips his teeth, and gives him a concussion, and cuts needing sutures, and tears a chunk out of his tongue, you have cops who need culling.
Smart money is to comply with a cop's lawful order to let them do their job dealing with stupid punk drunks on ST Patrick's Day.
Show me some sober people, who weren't acting like assholes, who these cops hassled. Hell, did they beat up the other guy, the guy they already had in custody?
Better yet, go to your nearest city's entertainment district on a holiday like St Patricks, Cinco de mayo, and offer some helpful legal advice to cops dealing with a drunken suspect.
Then refuse to back-off.
Have your friends record it like this guy.
Maybe the officers were suffering from ‘roid rage. Test them for steroid use.
Sometimes ya just gotta shut yer yap.
Picken’ a fight with cops is stoopid.
BTDT got the .tshirt
Picken a fight with cops is stoopid.
BTDT got the .tshirt
If there was a prize for a comment matching a screen name, this one would be the winner!
Anyone else scoff at Luke Ravenstahl making any sort of comment on anyone needing to be fired?
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