In this video a young man is sitting in his car when he tells the police officer asking him questions to “shut up.” What happens next is a cookie cutter case of power trip brutality caused by the cop escalating violence to unneeded levels. The man was not resisting in the least, yet this cop proceeds to pummel him with his night stick and then pepper sprays him.
It is unclear what exactly caused the cop to detain this individual but it is not at all unclear as to who escalated the situation to violence.
Imagine changing one single variable in this situation: the man doing the beating is not a cop.
How would those bystanders act differently? Doubtless they would come to the aid of the man being pummeled. The assailant is certainly outnumbered. And in those moments when it seems the brutal and unjustified beating would not end, it would be natural and right for either the victim or a bystander to use defensive violence to end the assault, even lethal force if necessary.
Instead, the assailant continues completely undisturbed. And, if history is any indication, he is likely to face very little repercussions (though he would surely face none, if not for this video recording).
And people continue to ask me why I hate cops, why I’m scared of cops, why I get anxious knowing one is around. It’s because I’ve seen this happen way too much. I know of too many people who have been brutalized by these statist thugs.
And I know if cops were to do something to me no one would even try to stop them.
So the better question is why isn’t everyone scared of them, why doesn’t every civilian hate them?
They’re able to kill with minimal repercussions. That’s fucked up.
If any civilian group did half the things they did and had uniforms like them they’d be called a street gang.
“So the better question is why isn’t everyone scared of them, why doesn’t every civilian hate them?”
Because not every cop is a psycho. Because most of them come to your aide when you need them. Generalizing cops like that is pretty dangerous.
They may not all be psychos but every last one of them is a power-hungry, bad-law-enforcing, tax-leech asshole.
It’s not “generalizing” when every fucking day there are twenty stories like this, and the fucking unions and politicians let them get away with it. Thanks to shitheads like you who defend cops.
Wow. The hostility came out of nowhere. You messed up your first statement dear. Either they aren’t or they are.
You know every single cop? Every single cop out there is a greedy asshole? And your know this because of twenty stories you see on Yahoo. Twenty equals all the cops that are out there in the world. Great math.
Since you are generalizing, I am going to generalize you. You are probably one of those people who hate the cops, but need them as soon as something happens to you. “FUCK THE POLICE! Oh shit…someone stole my stuff/murdered my family/beat me up/etc. Call the police! I need their help! I don’t have the power or money to do it on my own!”
Thank you for calling people who put their lives on the line to deal with crazy people, drug lords, gangs, rapists, thieves and etc, power hungry assholes because of twenty stories.
Thank you insulting those who chose this job to do good the best they can, because of twenty stories you see “every day”
Thank you for sullying the memories of deceased cops(whose family will never get over the loss of them) because of a few assholes. (who were killed because of assholes)
Thanks for insulting all those brave men and women who aren’t like that (because you have to be brave to do a job like this), because of your twenty stories.
The force may not be perfect, but the world be probably be a really shitty and crazy place if we did not have legit (and I stress legit) enforcers. Insulting and generalizing all of the police is not sane or smart. Step out of the movie where every single cop is a power hungry asshole, and into the real world where they are people doing their job with a few assholes sprinkled in there.(You know, like Mother Earth). Instead of demonizing all cops, go after the ones who abuse their powers, like the legit cops do themselves. (I believe that is what Internal Affairs is for.)
Thank you for your time shithead.
The “Red Friday” girl, drawn in my own style.
Wallpaper-sized! I think. Okay, it’s not. Full-size here: http://imgur.com/iXJS4i1
(Why does Tumblr reduce every image size…)
Drawing in the cartoon, stick-arms-and-legs designs can be fun but also really annoying if your instinct is to be slightly more realistic.
Another guy did some art of her, which got me thinking about Paint Tool Sai’s limited brush set. I decided to see if I could actually get to look like the pencil strokes I used to be known for back when I still scanned in my images. Thankfully for everyone I’ve gotten slightly better since then.
Sadly I still cannot do landscapes. Maybe I should try spending more than five minutes on them in the future. Nah.