Lately we’ve heard a lot about ‘police brutality,’ but if liberals define brutality the same way they define rape (see New Rape Rules for Feminism: “I didn’t say no…But it’s still rape!”), then it’s worth taking with a grain of salt. Or a pound of salt. Either way, load up on the salt. Apologize to your blood pressure later.
Speaking of brutality… There is security footage making its rounds on the internet, where a Florida cop used ‘excessive force’ while arresting someone. Watch for yourself below.
[A] Deputy pulled over a truck that Taylor was traveling in for having the wrong license plate attached. The driver, Gage Moore, 25, switched seats with passenger Taylor because he was driving on a suspended license.
Surveillance footage from the gas station… shows Taylor exiting the vehicle while the officer stands at her door. He then grabs her and slams her against the side of the truck before dragging her to the ground and kneeling on top of her.
Taylor is now calling for Deputy Wagner to be disciplined for his aggressive behavior towards her. “He slammed me to the ground pretty bad and I actually went face first,” she said…
Check out the verbage in that quote. It’s pretty dramatic. Also, pretty damning. Because it happens so fast, it’s hard to see, but the girl approaches the cop before he acts. He didn’t “drag” her out of the truck. But the original article doesn’t make that clear. In fact, it implies that the cop tossed her about like a sack of potatoes.
Let’s talk about what excessive force means. Since it changes depending on the situation, there’s no concrete definition of it. Hence why the term gets misconstrued so much. But the simplest way to put it? A cop uses excessive force when he is more violent than he has reason to be. So, this video? Shows no police brutality.
It shows a suspect walking away from a police officer. Then the officer put the suspect’s hand behind her back. Then the suspect drop to her knees, and the cop stumbles to the ground too, falling on top of her. That isn’t ‘excessive force.’ That was a clean arrest.
Cops aren’t here to hold your hand and cuddle the crime away. But sometimes they do anyways, like this cop who had a tea party with a little girl whose life he saved. Ever notice how anti-cop activists are quick to decry police brutality, but when cops give back to the community? Nary a peep from them.
Also, police don’t have the luxury of assuming suspects are safe and rational. For most people, if you make a mistake at work, you might have to stay late. Maybe even get canned. If these guys make a mistake at work? They can end up dead. It’s the risk they take when becoming officers, sure. But they’re also allowed – and expected – to minimize those risks. Quickly and effectively getting somebody in cuffs? Good way to minimize risk. Does this all sound glaringly obvious? That’s because it should be. But since this suspect was black, the cop was white, and #HandsUpDontShoot makes a good hashtag, here we are.