We have a lot of different threads on police action. I thought it might be a good idea to consolidate it all instead of having a new thread to talk about each new video that surfaces. So here is something to start this off.
Forgive me as sometimes imbedding doesn't go so well for me.
So there are a couple of things with this video.
#1. The police action during her arrest was understandable. Why? When being pulled over you never get out of the car. It is considered an aggressive and threatening action for the officer. He keeps his calm and simply asks her to get back in the car and close the car door. She was pulled over for speeding. This is a request for HIS safety. A person in the car is less likely to run and/or put the officers life in danger. She refuses. He then attempt to put her in cuffs and she refuses. You can see her fighting against him. If an officer wants to put you in cuffs to avoid flight and/or possible hostility(It doesn't matter whether you are white black female male skinny fat, you can threaten that officers life....then you comply. This was a simple speeding ticket until she started refusing to do as the officer asked. Every action he took was completely within the code of conduct of an officer.
#2. His comments in the car were completely inappropriate, wrong, and racist. They unfortunately color the entire exchange and the entire video because of it. And because of his remarks I think he should be fired. Because you don't put someone who has that kind of viewpoint in a position of responsibility to protect people when half the people he's meant to protect he feels are going to be more violent toward him.
Edited by Bainreese, 22 July 2016 - 01:07 PM.