Monday, October 26, 2009

No Pummeling Allowed!

See, here's the problem:  police officers are not supposed to beat people up, no matter how mad they get.  I refer to this quote in the linked story:  "4 California Cops on Leave After Student Beating"

From the story:
"Siegel's attorney, Terry Bowman, says the video leaves out details that would show why the officers acted as they did."

This is always the defense.  And this is always the problem.  There is no justification for cops beating up suspects.  Reasons are irrelevant.  That's the point.  Apprehend, arrest if appropriate, but pummel?  Nope.

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