|Those people are rioting, robbing, and murdering in the streets, and just generally behaving like uncivilized apes that just escaped the lab.|
What are you talking about? Are you talking about Ferguson? Because if so that is a completely misinformed (and extremely racist) comment.
But Ferguson is another topic. I'll restrain my comments to OP's video and general US police tactics.
OP's video showed people being forcibly pinned down while repeatedly kicked/struck/beaten by other cops. I don't care what the criminal did, there is no justification for that. Once you have them subdued, that should be the end of it. Additional violence is not only inhuman and indefensible, but should result in you quite literally getting kicked off the force and thrown in jail yourself.
What we need to do is make it a requirement that police are constantly filmed (ie, cameras on their uniform recording everything they do). This was actually done in one city, and it was remarkably effective:
In the first year, use of police force when down 60% and the number of complaints against police went down 88%.
|you have to admit that these are only isolated incidents and this probably does not occur in every state police department every day.|
It happens a lot more than you think. I know it's easy to give the police the benefit of the doubt... but it's easy for me because I'm white (and I'm assuming you're white as well, based on this post).
Law enforcement in the US has been proven again and again that it (in general) is extremely racist, and that being black not only makes you a suspect, but also makes you prone to be the victim of police assault, even if you're innocent. Being pulled over and/or hassled by the police for no reason is a reality that pretty much every black person in America has to deal with.
|Furthermore, if a police officer was charged with say, harm for no reason or something similar they would most likely be removed and face an hefty punishment perhaps even Jail-Time & will never be eligible for Police duty again. |
be... unfortunately this almost never happens in the US. Cops very rarely get arrested for anything.
|As @knn9 said some of this is needed, if you had a knife and walking around, I'm pretty sure shooting or immobilizing the man is needed to ensure the life of 100+ people is safe and secure. This is barely even the tip of the iceberg.|
If someone is wielding a weapon, you have your gun drawn and you tell them to drop it.
If they don't, and if they continue to be threatening, yes... the police should be able to shoot.
If the criminal drops the knife and surrenders... that is the end of it
. The police ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT
proceed to shooot/beat/taze the criminal. The danger has already been averted. There is no need for violence. It's completely unacceptable.
|But do be aware I am against some of the acts but overall you guys should be glad that at-least police do protect people maybe not always in the most safest way but they get the job done and safeguard your life.|
There's a balance between safety and oppression. The US police force is getting more and more extreme.
On top of virtually never being held accountable for excessive force, police are getting handed down surplus military equipment from the government. They're becoming less like a police force and more like an army -- only they're not as well trained, more violent, more racist, and more dangerous.
Watch this video:
I'm certainly not saying police are bad... and I'm not saying that we'd be better off without them. Obviously having police is a good thing. But they're stepping over the line. There need to be consequences for that.