Cops abuse their power all over this country everyday, so a cop thinking he has the right to stomp on a man handcuffed and lying face down on the floor is not too shocking or surprising by itself. But the comments said around the three minute mark annoyed me enough to post this video.
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Are you as blown away by the idiocy as I was? First of all, this second video (that has yet to be seen) has absolutely no bearing on whether or not we think it's cool for cops to stomp on people whenever they feel like it. And the reason it has no bearing is because it took place after this incident. Therefore it's patently ridiculous to claim this was the cops motive. Secondly, even racist assholes don't suddenly cease to have rights. The fact that the police guild president thinks crimes against these men don't matter just because they may hold what most people would consider appalling beliefs, shows a major problem in the way many people think. You can be both a victim of a crime and a racist asshole. One does not invalidate the other. If these three men did attack this officer because he was black, then yeah that was a hate crime. But he's also guilty of assaulting someone. It's actually very simple.
Lastly, this whole argument relies no the idea that cops are no better then criminals. While there are many people who would agree with this statement, it's a bit amusing the hear the police guild try and excuse this cops behavior instead of recognizing he made a mistake after letting his anger get the best of him. A husband hits his wife and it's a tragedy, yet a cop hits a subdued and handcuffed man and it's perfectly acceptable? Okay.