At this point, providing commentary on police fuckery is pointless. We all know that police are violating as many rights as they're maintaining they uphold. Also, miss me with the good cops story. I'm sure there are some guys out there doing their job…until shit hits the fan and its "them" (aka the the citizens) or "me" (aka the cop). When your ass is on the line, I'm sure that Blue Shield blurrs the good cop/bad cop lines. With that being said, welcome to Tallahassee, Florida, where this cop tazed a 61-year-old woman who was walking away from him after she asked him what was going on and he attempted to grab her (the cops had literally arrested 3 people for walking in the street…on a street with no sidewalks, you really need to read the story). She was then arrested for resisting arrest because of course she was. The cops reason as per his report:
"Viola Young caused me to take my focus off of one of the arrestees and engage her," Mahan wrote in a probable-cause affidavit to explain his decision to taser the woman. "Young's actions obstructed officers while in the course of completing their legal duties."
Mind you, the arrestee for which me mentions was already handcuffed and in a police car some 20 feet away.
Fuckin' cops man. At least he's suspended. For now. With pay doe. Probably because the tape exists and I'm sure the chief tried to find every means possible to make it not to be as bad as it was. This is the merit of video. There are at least 4 other cops there who witnessed what happened. I'd be willing to be money that if questioned sans video, they'd all corroborate Officer Mahan's story and somehow, it would have been justified because without video, its her word versus his. And who are the police going to trust? The hard-working officer just doing his job or the woman that he had to restrain with force who attempted to stop him from doing it.
The early commentary by the guy filming is gold, btw.
Fuck the police.