Wow, police brutality if I ever seen it!

21 Oct

So early this morning I was listening to the radio and a story was being discussed about wearing political clothing in which a McCain & Palin shirt was considered racist and another shirt with the phrase “Obama terrorist”, which caused both children to suffer detentions, either way though when I went to look for information on this I found this tape from CNN where a group of protestors tried to stop Palin convoy and police brutally tackled these people just dragging them. In one instance it even looks like a cop pulls out a weapon perhaps a baton to attack people who never made aggressive moves torward the police officers. Somewhat unnecessary if you ask me but take a look and check out the video for your self at CNN.

Problem is none of them will ever get in trouble because the higher people are going to say the situation was necessary plus they will never own up to their people doing anything wrong.


4 Responses to “Wow, police brutality if I ever seen it!”

  1. jonolan October 21, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    Considering that the protesters were trying to dive back into / under the moving motorcade, and possibly take the police under the cars with them inadvertently, I think the police handled the situation quite well.

  2. birdmantk October 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

    Maybe, but I don’t agree, I feel like they were able to do this under free speech and protesting. I didn’t see them really as trying to dive under the cars as much as stand in front of them and block them. I would say they were full within their rights and that police in fact were the ones that tackled them to the ground. At no time did they ever fight against police, for the most part they just laid there after being violently tackled and man handled.

  3. jonolan October 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    One – In most jurisdictions it is illegal to block vehicles on a public roadway. You are allowed to protest, but are not legally entitled to block the flow of traffic.

    Two – I was actually talking about the police’s attempts to protect the protesters from diving – I assume accidentally – under the vehicles after the “scuffle” went to the ground. It really looked like the protesters kept trying to get back in the way of the motorcade even though it was already passing through. They could easily have been badly injured or killed.

  4. birdmantk October 21, 2008 at 7:47 pm #

    Either way I support because it is against a group (McCain & Palin) that I do not support. Regardless of their action right or wrong. In the same way they have used things that I would consider wrong so I condone those actions of the protestors. Not to say I would conduct myself in the same matter though.

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