This right here! THIS RIGHT HERE… is one of the critical sources of the entire police brutality problem. Right fucking here! No shit.
If most police score lower than the general population, what kind and how many problems could that potentially cause?
The only argument I can think of to necessitate below average officers is that, if your life is in danger, you’re going to want a bull-headed brute to come rescue you. Though, that argument is very weak. Police rarely, if ever, rescue someone.
(UPDATE) Cops Cleared of Wrongdoing! [OMFG! This is INSANE]
Maybe there’s a legitimate law enforcement reason to strip a man naked, strap him to a chair, tie a “spit hood” around his mouth, put a hood over his head (see video at the above), and douse him with pepper spray until he dies. That’s what sheriff’s deputies in Lee County, Florida did to 62-year-old Nick Christie two-and-a-half years ago.
I certainly can’t think of any such legitimate reason. But Lee County State’s Attorney Stephen Russell apparently can. Because he cleared the deputies involved of any wrongdoing.
Christie’s family just filed a lawsuit.
The video above was gently shortened to comply with the stupid 5 minute rule here on Tumblr. This is the original video source.
But seriously, sometimes I get pissed off at all the bologna out there.
“When myself and Sheriff (Ron) Seals were told about this, at the sheriff’s request, a firearms instructor did a check on the weapon to make sure there wasn’t a malfunction,” Hodges said. “The weapon was taken from him, and he was not permitted to return to work until he was retrained.”
Huskey was suspended without pay for the remainder of that shift and one additional shift, Hodges said — a total of 18 unpaid hours.
Both he and Bohanan were required to pay restitution — about $120 — to the owners to replace the computer screen.