Saturday, October 31, 2015

Attention Police

And those who blindly support them. US cops would have simply executed this man within seconds. It doesn't have to be that way.

The 1:37 video is a condensed and cleaned up version of a longer cell phone video that lasts 5:43. That one is more jerky and includes the people in an apartment across the street talking in the background as the situation unfolds, but it shows the police patiently keeping the man contained in one area until the officers with the shields arrive.

The shorter version was posted by Filming Cops, a well known copwatch group in Florida, and reposted by my Facebook friend Joe Conway, a retired psychologist and former director of a mental health center in Reading, PA, who wrote:

Important to note; that in saving his life in a humane way; they also saved the community from the trauma of his killing and the expense of the investigation that would have followed, and the denigration of the relationship between the cops and community. It would have made the next killing easier, and would be a door opener for the next after that. 

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