In Los Angeles recently there was another unnecessary police assault caught on camera. This time the victim was a woman who according to witnesses was obviously special needs and posed no serious threat. According to the man who recorded it she was calm and polite until the police got on board the train and started harassing her.
After the cop brutally attacked the defenseless woman, he tried to intimidate the man who caught the incident on camera to hand over the cell phone he recorded it on. They obviously knew that they had just done something wrong and tried to cover it up. Fortunately the man, an Iraqi war vet, was brave enough to stand up to him and get this out to the public.
This is becoming far too common. Our police forces are being taught that all citizens are the enemy, and that they can get away with unnecessarily brutally attacking helpless people. You would think someone who is hired for such a position would be more restrained and trained to hold back or not show any type of aggression.
But I'm seeing no effort by police departments to deal properly with these issues. Just the opposite. More often they try to cover it up, and give the cop a slap on the wrist, or some time off with pay. It could be due to stress, over work, or the brainwashing they receive from DHS that we are all potential terrorists. But whatever it is, there's no excuse that allows them to act like the criminals they're supposed to protect us from.
As far as I know, there has been no disciplinary action taken, and no further news about this. But whoever the cop is (He works for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) who sucker punched the woman, he needs to be thrown off the force and then brought up on charges.