Withhold Judgement When Unarmed, Non-Combative, Handcuffed Suspect is Tased by Police, or Immediately Demand Justice?

The following debate originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Jonas A, after he posted a photo being shared by the page, “Filming Cops“…

Jonas A.: Oink, oink! Gotcha! On Candid Camera!

Disturbing video shows officer tasing handcuffed woman's breast as other cops watch. Beat the police-state-media monopoly. Click share. (graphic by "Filming Cops")

Disturbing video shows officer tasing handcuffed woman’s breast as other cops watch. Beat the police-state-media monopoly. Click share. (graphic by “Filming Cops“)

Rayn: This is OUR tax dollars at work, here… I’m gonna add this coward to the “Wall of Shame” when I find his picture:

http://americanfascismexposed.wordpress.com/wall-of-shame/

Tony K.: This cop could very well have been using excessive force…but I’m not going to trust either a photograph or a video to come to that conclusion. Ever since the Rodney King video and the select few seconds that were shown around the world, I know better than to come to any conclusions based on select footage. Once the facts came out, it turned out that Rodney King wasn’t beaten enough and the injustice was that the cops were brought to trial in the first place.

Rayn: “Once the facts came out, it turned out that Rodney King wasn’t beaten enough and the injustice was that the cops were brought to trial in the first place,” Tony?

Oh, really? And, what “facts” would those be? Please explain exactly how it “turned out that Rodney King wasn’t beaten enough.”

Here is the full video version of Rodney King’s arrest by LA police a decade ago:

Rodney King Beating (Full Version):

Starting at 0:50 seconds, KING is CLEARLY being BRUTALLY BEATEN with NIGHTSTICKS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, by multiple police, while he is LYING PROSTRATE – which is the precise moment when handcuffs SHOULD HAVE – and COULD HAVE – EASILY been deployed by any one of them! At 1:05, the assault even continues as King is LYING SUPINE – again, when HANDCUFFS should have been deployed by officers! And, note that there are at least TEN COPS ON THE SCENE, as shown in the video – many of which were STANDING IDLY BY, DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to SUBDUE OR APPREHEND KING. Rather, they simply allowing the brutalization to continue, as if it were the duty of police to PUNISH suspects, rather than to arrest them! Now, recall, that as a result the police assault against him, King suffered from 11 baton-induced skull fractures, including a broken cheek bone, while also sustaining broken teeth, and a broken ankle. He also suffered kidney damage, and some permanent brain damage, too:
http://www.parc.info/client_files/Special%20Reports/1%20-%20Chistopher%20Commision.pdf

Meanwhile, in April of 1993, two of the officers responsible for beating King, Sgt. Stacey Koon and Officer Laurence Powell, were found GUILTY of violating King’s CIVIL RIGHTS, and in August of 1993, were subsequently each sentenced to 30-MONTHS in prison for their CRIMES! More specifically, Powell “was found guilty of violating King’s constitutional right to be free from an arrest made with ‘unreasonable force,'” and Koon was found guilty of letting the crime take place in the first place, since he was the ranking officer on the scene:
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/17/rodney-king-what-happened-in-1991/

The next year, in April of 1994, King was awarded $3.8 million in compensatory damages in a civil lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.

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The “War on Drugs” is Too Profitable for Too Many to Simply Come to an End Without a Lengthy Battle

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Voluntaryism,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Q: Is it time to end the War on Drugs? No. (police, bigger budgets $), No. (banks, laundry $), Ditto. (drug cartels, profits $)

“Q: Is it time to end the War on Drugs? No. (police, bigger budgets $), No. (banks, laundry $), Ditto. (drug cartels, profits $)

My Commentary: The Prison-Industrial-Complex, and the American “Justice” System also say, “NO”!

The Biggest Gang in America Wears Blue and Carries a Badge!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “It’s ‘Cannabis’, not ‘Marijuana’,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Beware! Violent Street Gangs: Typical Gang Member, Well Organized, Gang Colours, Gang Identifier, Heavily Armed - Do not approach! Gang members are aggressive and notoriously violent!"

“Beware! Violent Street Gangs: Typical Gang Member, Well Organized, Gang Colours, Gang Identifier, Heavily Armed – Do not approach! Gang members are aggressive and notoriously violent!”

My Commentary: I’ll keep saying it: The biggest gang in America wears blue and carries a badge! The are also the most militant, the most well-organized, the most legally protected, and the most like terrorists…

Chicago Police Raid Home of Anti-NATO Activists, Repeated Call One Tenant a “Commie Faggot”

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

"Dismantle NATO!"

“Dismantle NATO!”

Police Preemptively Raid Apartment & Arrest Activists Ahead of NATO Summit:
https://shadowproof.com/2012/05/17/police-preemptively-raid-apartment-arrest-activists-ahead-of-nato-summit/

() Chicago police have reportedly engaged in a preemptive raid against activists that planned to protest the NATO summit. The raid is believed to have taken place late last night in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: “Two tenants were handcuffed for more than 2 hours in their living room while police searched their apartment and a neighboring unit, repeatedly calling one of the tenants a ‘Commie f*ggot.’ “

This brain-dead cop must not have gotten the memo:

America For Sale: Chinese Group Plans To Construct A 200-Acre ‘China City’ In Michigan:
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/05/america-for-sale-chinese-group-plans-to.html

American Police State Relies Completely Upon on Cannabis Arrests

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

NYPD's Racist "Stop and Frisk" Policy

NYPD’s Racist “Stop and Frisk” Policy

“The Whole System Relies on These Arrests”: The NYPD’s Racist Marijuana Arrest Crusade And Its National Implications:
http://www.alternet.org/story/155439/%22the_whole_system_relies_on_these_arrests%22%3A_the_nypd%27s_racist_marijuana_arrest_crusade_and_its_national_implications

(Alexander Zaitchik)  Every morning, several sheets of paper are posted to the walls outside the arraignment rooms of New York City’s Borough Courts. They list the names of the accused scheduled to appear before the judge and the legal codes of their offenses. On most days and across the city’s five boroughs, these lists include multiple names next to the numbers 221.10. This is the legal code for the misdemeanor charge of possessing small amounts of marijuana “open to public view,” meaning the public display or public smoking of pot. In 2010, more than 50,000 New Yorkers were arrested for violating 221.10. The number represented 15 percent of all arrests made by the NYPD and allowed the city to keep its crown of Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World.

Not that there is a credible challenger for the dubious honor. The high number of 221.10 arrests puts New York in a league of its own and has become a lightning rod in the national debate over race and the war on drugs. New York’s marijuana arrests, says a growing chorus of critics, are a prime example of how the nation’s drug laws disproportionately impact black and Latino communities.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: In 2008, cannabis arrests comprised half of all drug arrests:

Marijuana Arrests For Year 2008: 847,864 Pot Arrests Now Comprise One-Half Of All US Drug Arrests:
http://norml.org/news/2009/09/14/marijuana-arrests-for-year-2008-847864-pot-arrests-now-comprise-one-half-of-all-us-drug-arrests