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  1. stonehead

    I like this. thought I would tell you this Directly Shadowstarz, rather than hitting the like-button. Fun to be here. that’s what I am saying.

    March 29, 2015
    1. shadowstarz

      I thought it was rather confronting, and sad. It definitely opened my eyes to the level of brutality and force that’s being used.

      March 30, 2015
  2. boops222

    But in all honesty, why don’t they make a video of cops doing all the good they do! They’re just men and women with families…just like you and me. It’s always so one fucking sided.

    March 29, 2015
    1. shadowstarz

      Because, the point of this cohort is to raise awareness globally that what’s unfolding in a nation, is being perpetuated in other nations. If you’re happy to turn a blind eye to the brutality, then you’re perpetuating the level of criminality that’s conveyed in this slide. If you’re all good with swallowing the level of violence, and force, that’s been displayed in this slide, that’s a shame. Complacency, is a breeding ground for those who commit such acts of violence. My initial response, was shock. Never once, did it cross my mind that this is just the ‘other side’ of policing. Police brutality isn’t just the other side, it’s a crime. It’s a disturbing and confronting piece of truth to see people standing there, doing nothing whilst in cuffs, being beaten, kicked and punch. Does that not bother you ? God forbid you or yours are ever stripped of your basic human rights, and/ or brutalised, whilst in the care of public servants aka police officers.

      March 30, 2015
      1. boops222

        This isn’t new!!! This isn’t something that just started happening. It’s been going on for as long as corrupt people are given power and thats been for centuries long. If people aren’t aware of police brutality then they’ve been living in a bubble. So you’ve raised awareness, now what? What’s your next move? What’s your solution to the problem?

        March 30, 2015
        1. boops222

          I grew up in a rough neighborhood, you can’t show me a video like this and expect me to gasp in horror. I’ve seen worse.

          March 30, 2015
          1. shadowstarz

            Evidently, you’re desensitised. How can people be so complacent to accept this behaviour as normal ?

            March 30, 2015
            1. boops222

              On that I agree with you whole heartedly, it isn’t normal. It’s far from normal. My brother is a cop and he doesn’t beat anyone. He once had to console a crying 3 year old girl watching her mother be arrested. It tore him to shreds. I just wish people saw that side of cops too.

              March 30, 2015
            2. shadowstarz

              I’m not saying that all police officers are corrupt and brutal. I know police officers in my nation that are just as shocked by seeing this footage. Personally, I’m shocked at the level of brutality and force as I observed the basic human rights being stripped from a person. People, who are already cuffed, and being detained, should not be subjected to assault.
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              It’s not normal for a tactical response group to throw explosives in a baby’s crib. It’s not normal for a woman that’s already detained, being punched repeatedly in the head or torso. It’s not normal practice for scumbags to be stomped upon until their blood is flowing down the gutter. No, it’s not normal to see a person who’s detained, being punched, kicked and beaten with a metal pole aka batton. Those practices, are definitely not normal, not when a person is already compliant, with being detained.
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              I understand all police officers are human, just like the rest of us, and that they’re doing a job that many are too gutless to even consider. And yes, there are decent people fulfilling those roles but what I observed in this slide makes me wonder about the level of brutality, and excessive violence that’s being used. To strip another human being of their basic human rights, is not OK. It’s a crime, and the level of criminality is clearly depicted in this slide.
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              Really, in many of those instances that were filmed, it appeared to be unwarranted and unnecessary brutality. People cannot hide behind their profession, and commit atrocities, whilst claiming to serve and protect.
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              To serve and protect is one thing, to strip another human being of their basic human rights, is a different ball game altogether, with a certain level of criminality that seems to be perpetuated by people turning a blind eye. Like I said, the more people become complacent about this kind of atrocity, the more it’s perpetuated as normal behavior. It’s far from normal, it’s a crime.

              March 30, 2015