William M. Welch
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22108-0605
Thank you for taking your time to read this letter. I have recently read your article November 30, 2006, “Some Say Cop Videos Misleading.” I totally agree with you that some cops are being aggressive, mistreating and physically abusive toward some people that are misbehaving or breaking the laws. As you can imagine most people grew up believing that cops are meant to capture the villains. But you are giving a glimpse to those people in the world that do not have a clue that this kind of violent exist.
“An officer is seen punching a suspect in the face while a fellow officer tries to handcuff him during a struggle on a Hollywood street in August.” As you can read from this quote the suspect was already being handcuff by one of the officers. Why did the other officer needed to punch him in the face! I might understand that the suspect might have been a struggle but I don’t believe it was a necessary action for one of the officers to punch him. Another example, “A jury last year found in favor of two police officers who filed suit claiming they were unfairly disciplined after a videotaped beating of a teenage in a confrontation at a gas station in 2002.” All I can say from this quote is that both officers didn’t have a choice but to lie that they were both being unfairly disciple because they got caught in tape. What other way, but to lie so that they wouldn’t get fired.
I understand that cops risk their life every day to make us feel safe and secure but what rights make them do these terrible things. Didn’t they know they were going to deal with people that are rude, misbehave, robbers, and criminals. Thanks for writing this article you are giving me and other people that not just only criminals walk free in the street but that also cops are capable of walking free too.
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