Police Brutality in Minnesota

Biodork writes about a clear case of police brutality in St. Paul, Minnesota. The video is crystal clear. The officer maces a man — a black man, of course — and stands over him as he lays on the ground coughing and throwing up, then out of the blue he kicks the guy in the chest. Then he and another officer slam the guy’s head into the hood of their car.


The department and the city are investigating, so we’ll see what happens.

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  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Damn good thing that the brotha’ had dreds, otherwise, Mr. Poleecman woulda had to grab holt to his sAhirt instead of his hair when he assisted that gentleman in getting to a sitting position at about 1:45 in. Just prior to that he appeared to offer to give the black-o-perp another “taste” of the stopjuice at about 1:38 or so.

    To serve and protect, my fucking ass.

  • lynneggers

    “lays on the ground” should be “lies on the ground.”

    This incident, the anti-marriage amendment, and dear Bachmann are making Canada look more and more appealing.

  • MikeMa

    Scalia’s finest.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    lynneggers, if you do decide to move up here, avoid the RCMP at the Vancouver Airport. And avoid speaking Polish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Dzieka%C5%84ski_Taser_incident

  • LightningRose

    It’s cops like this who give the other 2% a bad name.

  • baal

    I think I saw hair pulling too. That’s pretty petty gratuitous violence.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    +1 internet to LightningRose (#5)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dccouper davidcouper

    Police is of excessive force hurts us all – especially the police — in terms of lost cooperation, support and trust – which, in turn, diminishes their effectiveness. For more see, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com in US and EU). And visit my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com.