This one is an oldie, but goodie for me.
It's hilarious in a terrifying way.
You're a 31 year-old police veteran. A 15-year-old girl just kicked her shoe at you and is being a bratty teenager? Decision time:
1. Let it go because you're a grown ass man.
2. File additional charges because why not?
3. Shut the door until she calms down.
4. IT'S GO TIME MOTHERFUCKER!
Option 4 is obviously
the best choice.
Schene told investigators through an e-mail conversation with his lawyer that once he was assaulted by the girl kicking her shoe at him, he entered the cell to “prevent another assault,” according to court documents. Schene also said the girl failed to comply with instructions in the holding area.
Man, fuck this guy. How pathetic can you be? Even Bush Jr. can dodge a shoe.
From the same site: Why are you hitting me?"
We'd wonder the same thing, but we're too busy trying to figure out why 3 cops need to be involved in the arrest of a girl illegally riding her bike on the sidewalk. Or why we're arresting her at all? QUICK GET THE PEPPERSPRAY because "non-compliance" is a straight jump into an ass kicking.
Was there ever a time where police couldn't escalate violence because they feel like it? Cops can force a physical confrontation, then use the fact that you struggled while getting beaten and your limbs twisted into unnatural positions against you, even if you direct nothing at the officer.
I've heard it called "pain compliance" which is awesome except everyone who has touched a hot stove knows that people react to pain
and usually try to get away from it. That reaction doesn't end because you repeat "stop resisting."
But being violently non-compliant and being non-compliant usually ends the same way when dealing with police: you get your shit stomped when really the cops should be asking "why are we wasting thousands of tax-payer dollars beating and arresting someone for riding a bike illegally?" Identify, ticket, release. The fact that every little fucking this in country is an arrestable offense at all is so mind-bogglingly stupid, I wonder how cops can get anything done.
I remember talking to a Dallas, TX cop on another board who made the quip "given enough time, I could find something to arrest pretty much anyone for." And somehow, this isn't
a problem for him? Just like how no one can really kick me off public property until cops show up and start on with something like "controlling a situation" or the hilariously overused "obstruction" which can include stupid shit like calling an asshole cop an asshole, or just standing not
far enough for a particular cop on a particular phase of the moon.