Sara: There’s definitely a lot worse out there but for some reason this really angers me. This dude was doing nothing wrong. They were provoking him by not letting him leave even after he showed his bus ticket and ID. It’s like they were waiting for him to get upset. He asked them repeatedly to take their hands off of him. They didn’t. Then when all the other pigs jumped in, it was over. The emotion in his voice was gut-wrenching. He didn’t deserve that shit.
Justin W.: Yeah I have seen a ton of these videos on YouTube each one makes me sad things are changing rapidly 😐
Rayn: These pigs escalated an otherwise peaceful situation into violence, solely to legitimize the making of an arrest. Pure criminality on display, here. Statists gonna state…
Stacie T.: I just posted something the other day about officers in Rialto being required to wear video cameras and how it dropped the rate of force and complaints drastically. From this, I’d say it wouldn’t even work here. They know they are being video taped and they obviously don’t give a shit. They’re not even trying to violate the right to videotape their interactions with citizens. They are just going about their their shady business without the slightest concern that there is evidence of excessive force being used against this man. Sickening display of blatant abuse of power.
Lisa M.: why did they start with him?
Sara: NYPD assumed he didn’t pay his bus fare but he had the ticket and receipt on him and showed it to them right away but they continued to harass and attack him.