Yesterday, news oracle Rick Anderson told you about Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes' assessment of a video showing Seattle Police Officer Kevin Oshikawa-Clay slamming a suspect's head into his car, then throwing him on the ground and striking him twice more.
Holmes' office claims that the officer's actions weren't punches or strikes, but a "slap" and two "bops."
tony966 says something else altogether.
Exactly, he didn't tell him to put his hands behind him. He said "give me your hands." Then the man showed him his hands. It's not about how hard you hit, it's about the disrespect and attitude of "make me mad and I'll slam you or hit you!" I am a law abiding citizen. I respect law enforcement. But I am also a man. If you manhandle me like that especially while I'm, cooperating, I will react like a man. Had that officer hit me in the back of the head like that smashing my face on the car he would have caught my elbow in the side of the head and what ever happened after that would have just happened. I could see if this guy was resisting or even being a smart mouth jerk. He wasn't, and cops should be smart enough to discern the difference between the complying and non complying! I believe they can, but when you are a "heavy badge" it doesn't matter.