Tell that to non-violent peaceful protesters and members of the media who were beat on and illegally detained in Toronto. They also broke cameras and microphones and harassed a member of main stream media not knowing he worked for a network.While he was out of order, it wasn't like she was sat in her cell behaving herself.
Does it excuse him? Of course not, but the police are too soft now anyway.
You can't really use different cops in a different place in a different situation as a rule for all cops. English cops generally work fairly light while many North American cops are rougher. Most cops also are supposed to treat large protest as if they were riots that were about to start.Tell that to non-violent peaceful protesters and members of the media who were beat on and illegally detained in Toronto. They also broke cameras and microphones and harassed a member of main stream media not knowing he worked for a network.
The same country where police can:Yeah the Police (in this country anyway) are treated as jokes because they can do fuck all when it comes to criminals, sure it's nice and easy to go after motorists for an easy time, but when they have to deal with people who are violent they have to go the softly-softly road or end up in the dock themselves.
Maybe if they were rougher with dickheads then people might just start behaving themselves. I doubt it though..
Police are often painted as the bad guy, however the G8/G20 protesters that were beaten had not provoked anyone. A group wearing all black caused some vandalism and ran while the police watched, then the police started bully the non violent hippies and reporters and they punched a deaf man and destroyed thousands of dollars worth of property because they were caught using excessive force on camera. My Brother is at college, he will become a cop, and even he admits that about 60% of cops or cops in training are assholes or bullies My friend who is also taking police sciences says there are a lot of douchebag cops. The only time I was ever harassed by police was when I went into an Anarchist cafe to get some hot chocolate and a date square. They actually circled the place several times, because giving the homeless free food and drink and giving street kids a warm safe place to relax is a criminal offence, apparently.You can't really use different cops in a different place in a different situation as a rule for all cops. English cops generally work fairly light while many North American cops are rougher. Most cops also are supposed to treat large protest as if they were riots that were about to start.
I am not trying to excuse anyone's actions but I generally take the polices side as they most often (IMO) painted as the "bad guy" for media scandal reasons.
I totally agree. I do if they fuck up, like anyone else, there should be consequences.The same country where police can:
a) Push a man onto the ground, seemingly causing his death, in an unprovoked attack. Deny that any offence took place, attempt to cover up the cause of death, and then claim that the victim was a troublesome rioter at the G20 protests. It subsequently emerges that the guy wasn't even protesting peacefully, he was simply walking home from work through the area and minding his own business.
b) Follow a man onto the London Underground, accost him on a Tube train and then without proper prior warning, proceed to pump seven rounds into his head.
And in both instances, do so without any punishment. Indeed, in scenario B, the commanding officer can even do so and be promoted shortly afterwards for her good work.
I'm not anti-police by any means. But we must recognise that in the UK accusations of serious wrongdoing by the police usually result in cover-up of the facts, failure to find any officer culpable, or both.
I don't see how this is so?
This sounds like when the push occurred that caused his death.He's walking at a snails pace, acting like he can't hear of feel the bunch of police officers pushing him along, and there is a police dog barking at him, did he just not notice them? I doubt it.
As I said he didn't deserve to die from it though.