Police officer chokes complying college student till he passes out: Photos

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mizzou

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Oh man......you are something special.

Enjoy your reign as the newly crowned king of fabricated statistics and logical fallacies for the day. :p

not sure where you got your throne of superiority from. people slow down when they see police and people slow down when speed limits change/ speed trap areas that means it works....to an EXTENT of course

so your opinion would say nobody would temporarily reduce speed ever due to speed limits and fear of being ticketed? where is your evidence? my report at least acknowledges the "limited long term" effect of it
 
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Oldgamer

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i agree, it's the state of mind of the public as a whole...

i think the main problem is that we've made SO MANY laws, i mean, there's SO MANY, from seat belts to open container laws, to drug laws, to prescription drug laws, i mean.. could you imagine being a cop, you would literally see a crime every single direction you turned your head... i'm thinking that's the whole issue, are other countries so COMPLETELY covered with laws? and is there a CONSTANT STATE OF SURVEILLANCE happening (do they have 100 cruisers in every city in other countries just patrolling around looking for people breaking laws?)

The problem is that across the country police departments have "over militarized" their police with this "we are military soldiers" attitude, and this "us versus them" way of thinking. In fact their was a news article where several retired officers were told to think like that. It is the same way that you teach those who are in the military to think. This whole "military" style approach has got to go and it has not place in dealing with citizens of the US.
 

Meghan54

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If those pictures are in sequence he wasn't cuffed in pictures 4, 5 and 6 and that was after he was being subdued by the neck.

The truth is we don't know what was going on... so naturally everyone thinks the worst.


So I'm guessing you never bothered to read the linked article, eh? It plainly stated what transpired---here, let me help you out since clicking a link and reading seems to be beyond you:

According to photographer John Messner (the photographer), some college students began to throw beer bottles at police, who called for backup from the Knox County Sheriff's office.


Dotson was arrested and handcuffed, then walked a block to a waiting police van at the University of Tennessee.

He went willingly and did not resist arrest, said Messner.


When they got to the police van, the arresting deputy's handcuffs were removed from the young man's wrists and replaced with cuffs from the vehicle.


During the brief moment his wrists were uncuffed, Dotson let his arms fall by his sides.


As two officers twist his arms behind his back, another deputy walks in front of the young man and wraps his hands around his neck.
 

boomerang

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If those pictures are in sequence he wasn't cuffed in pictures 4, 5 and 6 and that was after he was being subdued by the neck.

The truth is we don't know what was going on... so naturally everyone thinks the worst.
That's exactly how it works here and truly, it's a reflection of society. Everyone here is guilty until proven innocent. It's where the political winds have carried us.
 

Jaskalas

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Let's assume policy is not to abuse people.

How do we ensure that happens, that no one slips up without being held accountable? Video. The more evidence we have the more officers will demonstrate good conduct.
 

Thebobo

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Officer Choker.

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In one of the comments

Its just on tv now in the states. This cop has just in the past hour threatened the life of his past supervisor. Refused to turn his gun in and assaulted the chief of police of that town. He is currently on his way to jail. HE is also now being called a NRA member on duty. Whatever that means?
 
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pcgeek11

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So I'm guessing you never bothered to read the linked article, eh? It plainly stated what transpired---here, let me help you out since clicking a link and reading seems to be beyond you:

Go screw yourself.

No, actually I did not read the entire article, but it changes nothing. I briefly scanned it and looked at the pictures. This information that was in the article is just second hand info " hearsay " ( the photographer did not write the story in the article). Not even admissible in a court of law. If you didn't see it for yourself you simply do not KNOW what happened either.

Hearsay is the legal term for testimony in a court proceeding where the witness does not have direct knowledge of the fact asserted, but knows it only from being told by someone

My opinion is that If the police officer did what was alleged to have happened he should be in jail.

According to photographer John Messner (the photographer), some college students began to throw beer bottles at police, who called for backup from the Knox County Sheriff's office.

Dotson was arrested and handcuffed, then walked a block to a waiting police van at the University of Tennessee.

He went willingly and did not resist arrest, said Messner.

When they got to the police van, the arresting deputy's handcuffs were removed from the young man's wrists and replaced with cuffs from the vehicle.

During the brief moment his wrists were uncuffed, Dotson let his arms fall by his sides.

As two officers twist his arms behind his back, another deputy walks in front of the young man and wraps his hands around his neck.
 
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