Originally Posted by catsRNmom
I saw an update on the news tonight and the new NO police chief is trying to make it sound that these officers only did their job, because this man was resisting arrest for public intoxication....as if these cops did nothing wrong
Now lets see, 3 against a 1- 64 y/o ill man??
Yeah, I saw an interview on Fox this morning with the lawyer for the cops. He was talking about how the old man was drunk, and could have walked down the street and been hit by a car, so they may have saved his life.
(Gee, how helpful!)
Also, he alleged that the old man ran into the police horse. Now whether that old man was drunk or not (and I have seen him on TV, too, and he seems very believable), there is no need to beat him! The lawyer also says the bleeding came from when the man was pushed to the ground and hit his face. Duh! And he said there was an FBI agent there, or one came along during the incident!
Also, they cannot check for blood alcohol level unless someone is charged with drunken driving or something similar. In other words, its ok to walk if your drunk, just don't drive!
Can anyone say leave the old man alone!
I generally try to give the cops the benefit of the doubt, but this video looks awful. Unless they apprehended this guy while he was molesting a child or shooting an innocent person, he did not need that beating!