by Scott Creighton
In San Francisco a group of cops took down a man with one leg on a busy street in the middle of the day. They did their patented “pile on” move where they all felt compelled to jump on the downed “suspect” and place a knee somewhere on his person (pain compliance technique)
Turns out the man with one leg had been armed with his crutches.
At one point in the video the guy on the ground is being perched on by no less than three heavy men. He tells they repeatedly that the guy on his one leg is hurting him, that he has an infection in that leg and the cops knee is causing him a great deal of pain yet the cops do nothing. “What the fuck’s wrong with you?” the pinned man asks.
By the end of the incident, while the man lay on the ground complying with the wishes of the cops, at least 14 police officers are seen in the video… but they aren’t there anymore for the suspect. At that point they take up positions around the fallen citizen and the three cops perched on him so they can protect those cops from the crowd standing around watching.
They (the cops) act as if they are back in Iraq as an occupying force and the enemy is anyone not wearing the colors of their gang. The enemy is anyone who just happens to be there witnessing their brutal, inhumane behavior. Anyone who sees them for what they are and doesn’t like it.
The enemy is us.
At one point, an EMT comes over to talk to the man, still on the ground, still with his pants down. It’s clear the EMT tells the officer to get off his leg because it could cause a blot clot and the officer complies.
Does the man try to get away? Does he struggle? No, he relaxes and calms down. They actually take all hands off the man and he just lays there talking to them. So it took a real human in the form of the EMT in order to defuse the situation. And all that took was him treating the man on the ground like a human and not some “ISIS” suspect from these thug’s latest Nam-flashback.
After the EMT arrives and they get off the man, it’s funny how the cops start talking with him like he’s a real human being. They let him sit up, they crouch down and get on his level and have an eye-to-eye chat with him.
A little decency results in more decency. A lesson these thugs have apparently never been taught.
The woman making the video makes it pretty clear what she’s thinking: what we are all thinking. That this isn’t policing, it’s something else. She explains “you wonder why the people hate you.. we have to record all your incidents with citizens because we fear you might just kill someone… this isn’t policing… you’re doing your job all wrong”
Well, they might be doing the job of policing all wrong in terms of what it is supposed to be but in reality, they are trained to do their jobs this way so that they can be hated and feared. That’s what the police state needs. Pain compliance and fear compliance. Just ask the Tonton Macute. Just ask al-Sisi’s thug-state police in Egypt. Just ask the right sector in Kiev or Iraq’s special police battalions. This is the job when you are tasked with maintaining order in a closed society.
So on that one point, this young woman gets it wrong.
They are doing their job EXACTLY like they have been told to do it.
And they’ll get worse before they get better.
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