Thursday, June 17, 2010

No Love In Seattle

I'm a big fan of videos,they seem  to  tell a part of the story we humans leave out.
I try to call things as I see them,in Seattle we have a clear cut case of teens gone wild with no home training.
We also have a clear cut case of a cop who has issues and should never be allowed to wear a uniform  again,much less a gun.
Everyone involved in this situation was WRONG,the teens for not having the proper training in how to handle their behinds while out in public.
The cop was double wrong for letting his power go to his head,he's the kind of cop who down the road will most likely be on the police killed in action memorial wall.
I don't know of  any city that I have lived in that enforce Jaywalking laws,and even if some do now they  do it with a little more tacit then what was displayed in Seattle.
Every where I have read about this story the comments have been calling for the cop's head and telling the family and friends of the teens to call their local verison of Attorney Johnny Cochran,so they can get paid.
Sorry folks this not a battle I'm willing to fight,yes there was injustice coming from the cop when he punched the teenager and if we are honest she don't look or act like she's the type that's sitting in Sunday School every week.
I'm willing to let the Police Department handle the discipline of this jacklegged officer hoping they move him to permanent desk duty,even though the chance of that happening is 40/60.
Look I'm just as sick of brutes on our police forces as the next guy,but acting like jackasses and fighting cops on GP doesn't cut it with me.
We need to learn that that some of our folk need retraining also!


Vigilante said...

I can't find the reference to this event. What am I missing, Mac?

Val said...

I have to disagree with you partially, BigMac. That was a 17 year-old girl. She's a child. She can't even vote or legally drink yet. There is a reason we treat children differently from adults, their minds are not fully developed with regard to decision making.

That's why this is an outrage. If a cop can't subdue an unarmed 17 year-old girl without punching her in the face he needs to find new employment.

As for her, well I hope she has a family who will make sure she understands the danger of police.

But for me she's just a child and I have to put blame on her parents and the cop.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Shes a long ways from being a child Val,if she had any home training,even a ounce of home training,we wouldn't be having this conversation.
It's too late for her parents input,she's out here doing adult crimes,so now she has to be treated like one.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Vigilante,I sent you a e-mail

Moanerplicity said...

I've seen part of the vid, and from my viewpoint, it's a sickening display. I don't know what went on before the camera started recording, but when it begins they're already engaged in a struggle. The girl pushes the cop, and right after, he hauls off and punches her in the face!!! WTF???

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: It's a thin line between the LAW and hate!


Vigilante said...

I saw the Seattle event differently.