'Notch, surely even you wouldn't accept these cops' conduct.
#117 | Posted by madscientist
Mad, my brother from another mother, you know I'm the most even tempered fella here. I just go where the evidence goes. You know I'm color blind and just like to be right. Where lines are blurred I call 'em blurred. I'll ignore your offensive snark as the price one must pay to attempt civil discourse on this site.
All evidence I've seen to date in this case says cop(s) screwed up royally going for the unconscious variation of their barbaric knee-to-neck restraint. Heinous conduct, especially at the end of this man's life.
One piece of evidence I haven't seen or read is why the cops even had him on the ground at all. There is a discontinuity in the video evidence. All the video I've seen before he was subdued on the ground didn't even appear to justify a struggle.
How this arrest went from routine (walking) to grotesque (on the ground) escapes me. Do you know why he was taken to the ground?
No matter what he might have done to get taken to the ground, the extended knee-to-neck hold was heinous, as was the lack of medical care after he was rendered unconscious.
The rioting and looting at major retailers doesn't hold any appeal. I doubt attacking the police station is going to make the neighborhood more business and family friendly as well.
We'll see, won't we?