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https://reason.com/2019/11/15/an-arizona-deputy-pinned-a-quadruple-amputee-and-then-arrested-the-teen-who-filmed-him/

An Arizona Deputy Pinned a Quadruple Amputee and Then Arrested the Teen Who Filmed Him

A disturbing video shows an Arizona sheriff's deputy wrestling a quadruple amputee, age 15, just before arresting both the young man and the 16-year-old who recorded the incident.

Joel Feinman is head of the Pima County public defender's office, which represented both of the teens arrested in the September incident. According to Feinman, the Pima County Sheriff's Department was responding to a disorderly conduct call at a group home. The amputee, who had been abandoned by his parents, had knocked over a trash can and was yelling; Feinman says he was acting out because he wanted to return to school.

The video, which Feinman's office provided to the local TV channel KOLD, shows a deputy pinning the teen to the ground, first with his body and then with his arm. The amputee screams for the deputy to get off, and the deputy eventually lets him go. After righting himself, the deputy asks the teen what his "problem" is. The teen replies that he didn't have one and that the only thing he did was knock the trash over.

While the deputy expresses his frustration at the teen's decision to continue to move, the teen asks him to lower his voice. The deputy bends over the teen and shouts, "I will raise my voice whenever the fuck I want!"

At this moment, the teen behind the camera intervenes, telling the deputy that the teen on the ground has already answered the question.

The deputy redirects his ire and says, "Shut the hell up! Are you involved in this?"

The deputy tells the second teen to go to his room. The teen says he's not allowed. The deputy then approaches him and asks him multiple times, "Am I talking to you?" The second teen responds that he "doesn't care" who the deputy is addressing.

The deputy exits the space briefly, and the second teen hands the camera to someone else. The recording continues long enough to capture two deputies placing handcuffs on the second teen. At one point, the deputies slam his head against the wall. He is then escorted outside.


Both young men were charged with disorderly conduct. On Thursday, the county attorney's office informed Feinman that the charges had been dismissed.

"It's horrific. Men with badges and guns should not be acting this way," Feinman says. He adds that those who do conduct themselves in such a way "should not have badges and guns."

The sheriff's department Code of Conduct requires all its employees to "bear in mind that persons having business with the Sheriff's Department are entitled to courteous and respectful consideration. Department members shall perform their duties efficiently and completely, avoiding harsh, violent, profane, or insolent language, and shall remain calm regardless of provocation."

The department did not respond to a request for comment in a timely manner. It also has not released a statement on its website or social media feeds as of the time of this reporting. It did, however, tell KOLD that it would be conducting an internal investigation. It had not seen the video before KOLD approached them for comment.
"What's your problem?!"

He's 15 and lost all his limbs, his family abandoned him, he lives in a group home, and there's a giant bald dickhead brutalizing him. Maybe that's his problem. I don't know.
 

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Cops like this are why some people don't trust the police. The department needs to remove him to regain public trust. If they protect one of their boys out of some bullshit unspoken police code, they do more harm than good.

I'm all for the police when they do their duty to serve and protect, but this is troubling footage and would be very hard to provide a proper excuse for.

From what I see here, this cop needs to be terminated from his job immediately.
 

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Damn, we darkies are so scary and dangerous cops are forced to use violence even when we're children and literally unarmed... and unlegged.
Darkies? There are cops that help minorities every single Day but of course those stories don't get posted because it doesn't fit the narrative.
 

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Darkies? There are cops that help minorities every single Day but of course those stories don't get posted because it doesn't fit the narrative.
The narrative? If I go to a doctor and they treat me like any other patient I don't report to the newspaper that I was treated with human dignity because that's how it's supposed to go, there's only a story when someone acts inappropriately. Cops use disproportionate attitude, tactics and force when dealing with black people and it's a well-documented and systemic phenomenon.

If the "narrative" is that the cop abused these teens because they're black then what's the counter narrative? Please justify how his actions were an appropriate use of force against unarmed children.
 

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Darkies? There are cops that help minorities every single Day but of course those stories don't get posted because it doesn't fit the narrative.
Why would it be news if someone treats someone like normal? Are u implying that black people should be grateful that they were treated like normal and therefore since some of them get treated like normal the ones that are brutalized should shut the fuck up? Even though it happens at rates significantly disproportional to their actual demographic?

You treating your friends with respect doesn't mean that if there's an asshole amongst you that your kindness negates the asshole's behavior from being discussed.
 

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That cop should have handled it a lot better. He should get sacked from his job and barred from any public service duty. Did he think that quadruple amputee was armed and dangerous too? Disorderly conduct my ass, he's the one being disorderly..
 
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