Shoot First, Ask Questions Later! America’s Growing Problem with Police Brutality

Saturday, December 6, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Dave Hodges
06 Dec, 2014

Police brutality need not always involve the wrongful killing of a suspect by a police officer, although it is increasingly the case. Since the murder of Eric Garner, I have watched over 80 videos of alleged police brutalityand they don’t all involve wrongfully murdering a suspect. Police brutality can come in a variety ways.

Although I do not think most police cross the line of acceptable use of force, I have concluded that most police departments have some rogue officers who are indeed crossing the line and most of these officers are being protected by the “thin blue line”. This article contains examples of police brutality and abject violations of the rights of citizens.

One factor that needs to be considered is the 1033 program in which DHS is militarizing our police forces and I have come to believe that this is why we are seeing such wholesale abuses of power by the police. The following is a cross-section of abuse being perpetrated by police against the citizens of this country.

Denver PD Face Plants Unarmed Pregnant Woman

The following video was taken by a witness during an arrest shows a Denver police officer punching a suspect in the face six times and then tripping the man’s girlfriend who is 8 months pregnant, causing her to land on her belly and face. The witness who took the video claims an officer then took the tablet he was using to record the arrest, deleted the video file, not realizing it had already been stored on the electronic cloud. The video made its way to FOX 31 in Denver and its shows a drug suspect’s head bouncing off the pavement from the force of the punches being administered by a Denver police officer trying to extract drugs from the mouth of the victim.

While Officer Chris Jones IV and his partner Christopher Evans were holding and punching a drug suspect who was in a prone position on the ground, the suspect’s girlfriend, Mayra Lazos-Guerrero, 25, falls hard on her face and belly when Jones kicks her feet out from under her. This recent video has outraged many in the Denver area as another example of how our militarized police forces are increasingly engaged in flagrant excesses when it comes to use of force.

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