08 May 2008

Seventy





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

These pictures in no way display police brutality. I don't understand why you would put a label such as this on pictures of individuals simply doing their jobs.

kerfka said...

Individuals simply doing their jobs..
Like Nazis ??

I am not saying they are nazis or are doing anything to that extent in these pictures... But this person was being arrested for demonstrating his right of freedom of speech at a public event.

Anonymous said...

No, the person was being taken away from the discussion because he would not cooperate with the officials. He was asked to sit in the audience but chose to sit on the stage. When questions were being taken, he was passed over because he was not following the rules. He then proceeded to make an annoyance of himself in the forum, and was escorted away. Had he not started to resist the escort, he would most likely have been asked to simply go home.

The pictures clearly show the officers taking care NOT to harm the person -- he was held firmly but carefully while standing, in the car, was restrained without undue force.

Charles C Stirk Jr said...

The gentleman had silent protested inside from what I saw .. if he had been allowed to walk away non of this needed to happen

The protester had obviously had resistance training of some sort & the university police could not get the second hand cuff on the gentleman .

Even after leaning on a stress point for at least ten minutes the police still could not get both hand cuffs on the gentleman ...

The university police seemed to have no plan b ...

I feel if he had been allowed to walk away non of this needed to happen .

id said...

how come there's nothing being said about what actually happened? pictures of a person being "escorted" away by "police" are all well and good, but without context it's just random photos.

And if leaning on a pressure point for ten minutes with no results when you could and should just let the person walk away isn't brutality, I don't know what is.