LAPD Officers Caught On Video Body Slamming Nurse - page 2

Video captures LAPD officers body slamming a local nurse during an arrest.... Read More

  1. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Quote from Cold Stethoscope
    You don't think it's an important detail? Would it have been had the victim had a lengthy violent criminal record? How about if the victim were a minister?

    Anyone assualted by the police be they a nurse, sex worker, politician, derelict, child DOES NOT deserve it.

    My comment was the newsmaker insert this kind of stuff to just jack up the article for shock value and numbers.

    Apparently I was able to do so with you (which was not my intent).

    No, I don't think because she was a nurse makes it anymore important than any other assualted person.
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  2. Visit  Cold Stethoscope profile page
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    Quote from Ruas61
    Anyone assualted by the police be they a nurse, sex worker, politician, derelict, child DOES NOT deserve it.

    My comment was the newsmaker insert this kind of stuff to just jack up the article for shock value and numbers.

    Apparently I was able to do so with you (which was not my intent).

    No, I don't think because she was a nurse makes it anymore important than any other assualted person.
    I'm not a professional journalist, but I spent some time on my college newspaper's editorial board, and I respectfully disagree. I'm not sure that replying to your post constitutes being "jacked up."

    The issue is not that the police would be more justified in assaulting one group versus another. If that didn't come across in my post, I apologize; I was trying to convey that idea.

    Do you believe that such a thing as a hate crime exists? I'm not saying that the officers involved are guilty of a hate crime, but in deducing the motives of those who commit violence against others, details do matter.

    If the detail in question were not posted, it's doubtful that the story would have found its way to this forum. Whether the New York Daily News is a paragon of good journalism is a different matter.
  3. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    As far as I am concerned, all crime has a hate element to it.

    Insertion of words, using phrases, editing out takes of conversation can stir/motivate the pot or interest. Good or bad, ethical or not- in the end we can all decide for ourselves.

    I don't think because she was a nurse makes it anymore or anyless newsworthy of its own accord. Just my take on it.
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  4. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    Its hard to tell but it doesn't appear to me that she WAS outside of her car, it looks more like her door was open and she was in it as the police officer leaned in a grabbed her. She wasn't charged with having a weapon so the only thing might be that she spit at them at that point. That might warrent them grabbing her out of the car but not to body slam her to the ground.

    Again the video is hard to really see and there is no audio but I don't think the first body slam was warrented.

    The second time she was slammed to the ground (which from the video appears to me to be a much more violent and hard slam) was not warrented at all. She was already handcuffed. She doesn't appear to be kicking at them, she can't hit, scratch or punch them with her hands behind her back.

    In my opinion, the first one *might* have been warrented..maybe she pulled out something that looked threatening to the officers...MAYBE, but the second slam..totally uncalled for and unneeed.

    I hope she takes them to court and they both lose their jobs. It makes no difference to me if she was a nurse or a store clerk, no one who is not a threat to the officer should be treated with such violence.
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  5. Visit  Not_A_Hat_Person profile page
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    Quote from morte
    probably, only because of the tape. Because, gasp, the victim is, gasp, female....what worth does she have?
    Next time, the cops will do what the Jonesboro cops did, and park their cars in such a way that the dash cam can't record the arrest. That, or they'll find a way to disable the dash cam.
  6. Visit  morte profile page
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    It wasn't THEIR camera that got the S--, it was a restaurant surv. camera.......so, i am thinking they already had that idea covered, and good on her she pulled into a parking lot....
    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    Next time, the cops will do what the Jonesboro cops did, and park their cars in such a way that the dash cam can't record the arrest. That, or they'll find a way to disable the dash cam.
  7. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    As if the above wasn't bad enough, the LAPD is now under investigation for the death of Alesia Thomas, a mother of two who died during an arrest.

    Won't post a link as the story isn't nursing related, but anyone interested can "Google" search for the details.

    Long story short during the arrest an officer threatened then carried out an assault on the woman's private area (kicked). Her breathing then became shallow and soon ceased all together.
  8. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from Mulan
    That's the smart thing to do.

    Not get out of your car, confront them, and yell and curse at them.

    Can see not "confronting" a LE officer, but am sorry if they are so thin skinned that what someone says and or their tone is going to set them off then it's time to look for another line of work.

    What were we all (hopefully) taught as children and teach our own (again hopefully?); sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.

    The fact anyone would justify putting their hands on a woman, much less LE simply because she "yelled" and or spoke in an uncivil manner is beyond stupid, IMHO.

    We are not living in the 1940's, 1950's or even 1900's when police officers could beat the living daylights out of anyone for any reason justified by "the ends justify the means" or some such.
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  9. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Agree, Do Good Then Go. Police are supposed to be trained to use the least confrontational approach, and to keep their cool no matter what someone says to them. It appears pretty obvious they were angry with whatever she was saying while she was handcuffed. They used their authority for an act of revenge, and most likely wrote their resisting arrest report in such a way that would explain her injuries. It sickens me.
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  10. Visit  jadelpn profile page
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    This was all over because this person was on her cell phone? REALLY????
    Not that it is right, wrong or indifferent, but really, this was relatively minor compared to DUI or some other impared while driving scenario.
    The tape it looks like they pulled her out of her car. If she attempted to get out of her car, then they could have advised her not to. This escalated to the point that was far from appropriate. And the little "high five" fist bump is disgusting.
    Doesn't matter if she were a nurse, minister, Mom or college student, inappropriate on the part of LAPD, to say the least.
    She has documented injuries, and thankfully, it was all caught on tape.
  11. Visit  maelstrom143 profile page
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    Wow. As far as I am concerned, everyone involved was DEAD WRONG, no excuses.
    Police officers do not have the right to use excessive force. This was definitely excessive force.
    The "nurse" did not have the right to verbally abuse the officers. They are not paid to be abused, either. Verbal abuse is still abuse, in my book.
    If I beat my patient or if I verbally abuse my patient, I AM STILL WRONG. What is wrong with people nowadays that they feel entitled to go around beating and insulting everyone around them? Seriously. It is called respect, people. Seems like not enough of it is going around these days :/
  12. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from Cold Stethoscope
    You don't think it's an important detail? Would it have been had the victim had a lengthy violent criminal record? How about if the victim were a minister?
    No, it's not an important detail.

    I don't care if she were a crack whore with a history of arrests. She didn't deserve the treatment she received, period.
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  13. Visit  VictoriaGayle profile page
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    She admitted to yelling/cursing but there is no indication of when that happened, or what the police officers did or said prior to that. If she did that after they had already grabbed her or maybe said something inapropriate I don't see how it would in any way justify their actions. Even if she "started" it its still not ok.

    I don't know why some cops think that if someone so much as looks at them the wrong way it means they can be violent.

    I'm all for them having the right to protect themselves if they are in actual danger, but come on, verbal abuse does not need to escalate to violence. Once again assuming what she said was actually abuse and not just her protesting their actions after something inapropriate had already been said or done on their parts.


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