Adventures in the Lone Star State

Handling Dangerous Situations

My comment has to do with the video found at on CNN VIdeo (Texas High Speed Chase).

The video had no dialog (from what I gathered–just the hum of the helicopter) so it was hard to figure out what was going on. Anyway, at the end, the man frantically tries to get out of the vehicle (total failure).

I was a bit disturbed by the way the two suspects were treated. The man handed something over to the women and right away a policeman viciously tackled her. At the same time, the large man was stuck underneath his car door and policemen were punching and kicking him. This is completely deplorable. Yes, I know that he had just led them on a long chase, but there was nothing shown that should have provoked such a violent reaction from the policemen. After the suspected is apprehended, a policeman aggressively tries to close the door, but it’s stuck on the man’s belly. He seems to mercilessly close the door, which probably tore at the large man’s belly.

Sometimes, I think police officers take advantage of the potentially dangerous situations. With eight or so officers surrounding the man, I think they abused the man and were a bit out of line. What do you think? I am being too critical of these police officers?

March 17th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

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