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Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Newly obtained officer-worn body camera video shows the circumstances behind the arrest of a young man who speaks little English and appeared not to understand what was happening when he resisted and was repeatedly jolted with a taser. The 52-year-old arresting officer, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Michael Kunovich, collapsed and died of heart attack following the struggle, court records show.

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I'm glad the pig is dead.

He won't violate anyone else's rights.

#1 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2023-12-05 10:07 PM | Reply

"The veteran lawman determined it was suspicious and began to question him"

Pig.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-06 12:12 AM | Reply

52yo and a couple minutes of wrestling a 115lb kid exploded his heart. The physical fitness of the average cop is horrendous. Someone that out of shape is clearly a danger to himself and everyone else. When your heart gets to 180bpm your brain switches to auto pilot and will command your body to do something, anything to make-it-stop. Shoot the suspect, shoot a bystander, shoot another cop, whatever it takes to make-it-stop.

A kid from Guatemala, a country we destroyed when the CIA coup'd a democracy and installed a right-wing junta, working in a field all day picking lettuce will now be blamed for the death of a lazy fat slob. On a related note whenever you see a 50yo cop that couldn't make it past Sergeant -watch out- he's in a good ole boys club with low standards and still couldn't hack it.

#3 | Posted by BluSky at 2023-12-06 02:00 AM | Reply

I'm so tired of seeing this kind of s&^%. It should be entirely legal to resist in that kind of a situation and any injuries sustained by the cops entirely on them without insurance coverage while they're also responsible for any injuries sustained by the person they abuse.

Why did you get up and walk away when you saw me?

Doesn't matter. That's not a crime or indicative of one.

Why aren't you eating inside?

Who cares. It's not a crime to eat outside.

Dude was looking for a confrontation and to abuse somebody, take out his anger, whatever.

When he attempts to pat him down, Aguilar Mendez resists and a struggle ensues.

Based on the video I saw, this is inaccurate. He grabs the kid aggressively and, not surprisingly, the kid reacted. That was all the cop needed to go full blown d&^%head mode.

While fighting on the ground with the deputies, Aguilar Mendez grabs the taser to try to take it away or stop them.

An entirely reasonable thing. To charge somebody for acting out of self-preservation instinct is haneous.

Sheriff Robert Hardwick said during a news conference the sergeant did everything by the book and that Aguilar Mendez was trespassing. "All the suspect had to do was comply," Hardwick said.

Ahhhh yes another freedumbz loving "c-c-conservative." And FL wonders why normal people think it's a s&^%hole.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2023-12-06 12:00 PM | Reply

How many pr disasters and lives have been lost to "suspicion".

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2023-12-07 10:41 AM | Reply

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