From time to time in a slow news season things like this tend to pop up.
I have to weigh in on this. Anyone who takes the side of the “victim” in this incident (and thousands like it) should be committed. Yes, police brutality is wrong. However, every time this happens the victim coincidentally isn’t exactly a Stanford Alumnus on his way to give blood at the local Red Cross before going to work and performing brain surgery at Cedar Sinai.
Let’s look at this latest incident in question. I’ll put some choice quotes up. With them OUT of context maybe you’ll start to see my point.
“gang member William Cardenas”
“only a fraction of what transpired”
“Cardenas was resisting”
“wanted on charges of receiving stolen property”
“he was resisting”
Everyone who is protesting for this man – get a clue! You want to know how you avoid police brutality? Here is a tip sheet for you:
#1 Don’t break the law
#2 Don’t break parole
#3 Don’t run from the police
#4 Don’t threaten the police
#5 Don’t resist arrest
#6 Speak clearly, concisely, and quietly to police or not at all
#7 Do exactly what law enforcement officers tell you to do at all times
A similar “outrageous” police incident happened a short while ago here when police shot and killed a man holding a baby.
What Jessie Jackson and family members of the “victim” won’t tell you is that the police were summoned originally because the man was already shooting at random people on the street before police showed up. They also make light of the fact that the man verbally threatened to kill the child (his own) if the police didn’t leave and then proceeded to use the child as a human shield. Oh – and never mind the fact that while holding a baby in his arm he used his other arm to point and fire a gun at the police officers that were trying to convince him to put down the baby.
What is it these people want? Don’t you want criminals to fear the police? If a gang banger thought he’d get shot if he runs from the police don’t you think that would be a more effective deterrent than “don’t worry, there will be an extensive internal investigation if those cops lay a finger on you while you resist arrest.” Never mind once these criminals ARE arrested they get free housing, food, legal representation and health care – which trust me in Los Angeles is not cheap. Maybe fewer cars would get stolen by teenagers if the kids knew they’d get the shit beat out of them when the cops finally pull them over. Getting your jaw broken by a 300 pound LAPD officer is scarier to a young punk than getting six months of probation.
I want a brutal police force, don’t you?