Police Smash Window, Taser Man | msnbc

posted by Crane-Station

MSNBC writes: “On September 25, 2014, police in Hammond, Indiana smash the window of a car during a traffic (apparently a seat belt) stop and arrest one individual. The family is now suing the police department claiming excessive force.”

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Also, in case you missed it, in South Carolina, Officer Sean Groubert stopped an unarmed motorist at a gas station for a seat belt violation. He asked the man to get his license, and when the man reached into the car to get the licence, Officer Groubert shot the man. The officer was fired from his job, and charges have been filed against him. Here is that video:

25 Responses to Police Smash Window, Taser Man | msnbc

  1. ay2z says:

    The news story, with story of the ‘ex’ trooper being charged, his lawyer says he was ‘justified in shooting’…. ‘reached for it [a gun presumably] aggressively’.

    Includes statement by the victim.

    Judge says she’s “greatly concerned” about this shooting.

    • ay2z says:

      The ‘aggressive’ defense work? What if the victim had turned slowly, or more slowly, reached slowly, collected his licence slowly, would that be a safer situation for the paranoid (or any reasonable) highway patrol officer? That more deliberate, slower response could provide a defense of ‘he was reaching too slowly and thought he was about to turn with a readied weapon.

      Then the officer puts the dropped wallet back into the victim’s truck before ‘help’ arrives. That’s not good either.

      How did this young trooper ever miss getting washed out of training the first day?

      • girlp says:

        I don’t think it would have made a difference fast or slow, besides the officer asked for his license and registration. In South Carolina you are to keep your registration in your vehicle , not your wallet(license is ok) , in the house etc….where did he think the man was going to get the license he should have waited until he was in a positon to see into the vehicle before asking.

    • racerrodig says:

      At least the killer is being held without bail and there are witnesses. I’ll bet he’s convicted, but once again some shit for brains provoked an incident and gets to walk away. Not only that, he was wanted for something similar from 2008.

    • MDX says:

      IMO, this is an example of “stand your ground” actually being “bait and kill”.

      The driver of the truck “baited” the other guy by violently braking in front of him to get some sort of “response” to “justify” his need to shoot another human.

    • bettykath says:

      Interesting. If the kid with the shotgun had been Black, carrying a BB gun, he wouldn’t even have been asked for ID, he’d be dead.

      The next video, where the man was stopped for jaywalking (in a parking lot??) the cop was careful to taze him over his heart. 😦
      Why didn’t the screamer call 911 and ask for a supervisor herself?

    • Saw it last night. Refreshing Righteous Indignation.

  2. girlp says:

    The police are fighting a war and we are the enemy. The Pentagon should take away their very dangerous toys.

    • bettykath says:

      More news about the Pentagon toys. The Pentagon uses the police departments as a way of keeping their toys maintained and “stored”. It turns out these aren’t “gifts”. The new “owners” are required to keep the toys in running/operating order. Maintenance and storage are expensive. the only way the cops/ schools, etc. can get rid of them is to find another group willing to take them. They can’t give them back to the Pentagon. It’s all about cost savings, don’cha know.

  3. Michelleo says:

    The Zimmerman family looks at the current state of policing, and are warmed by it.

  4. PhillyBoyRoy says:

    If this were going on in another country, we would bomb them.

  5. racerrodig says:

    That cop said get your license before he said get out of the car.

    Then he fired 2 shots and while the “suspect” had his hands up and was backing up, he fired 2 more shots.

    I guess he’ll hire Michael Knox as an expert.

    THEN – – – – THEN while the poor man, who is hit and down from aforementioned gunshot wound, yell “Get on the ground….get on the ground”

    Where the hell do you think he was dipshit!!

    For the record, he didn’t “dive” back into his car, he leaned….but there again, it must be me.

    Help me out here gang…..me being a car guy and all……what the hell are those things about 4 1/2 to 5 feet tall in the background..
    ………oh, I’m sorry…..gas pumps.

    How about an illegal shooting and reckless endangerment ??

    “…don’t worry ….I got help comin’ for ya” and he had a smug little laugh.

    • girlp says:

      He gave insufficient instructions the poor guy did what he was told. The officer should have had the man step away from the door and positioned himself so he could see what the man was doing. He has Barney Fife syndrome and is not too bright. The police chief was having problems with him before this…should have fired him awhile ago.

  6. Disappointed says:

    I am so confused. If the driver is the one without seatbelt on why in the hell do they need passenger’s id? What is up with cops pulling guns/tasers after they ask you to retrieve something? Seems like they are loving power and endangering children. It’s disturbing. Seems like instead of cops needing dash cams I think we need dash cams on our cars to protect us from the “ones serving us.”

    • Michelleo says:

      Ya think?

    • Bill Taylor says:

      they already do that all over russia the citizens have dash cams to protect themselves from government and from other citizens trying to cause accidents………….that is how come there were so many pictures of the meteor over there a few years ago most of the cars have dash cams.

      • Michelleo says:

        Yes, but with all of this technology, juries are still letting offending police officers off. It’s like Jim Crow days all over again, where even when there was no evidence, juries often decided to convict. Now, we have plenty of evidence, and modern day juries are not convicting the offending police officers. I have surveillance for the very reason you cited. But it is for my families peace of mind, if something should happen to me, they would know the true story—-and not the ones the cops made up, where I somehow became a 300 pd. gorilla with Kung Fu Master moves.

  7. bettykath says:

    I thought the tasers were to be used only if the cops are threatened. The only threat I saw was from the cops. Cops should also be charged for endangering the children – flying glass and emotionally.

  8. Malisha says:

    The risks of calling the cops is way too great. You’re better off trying to handle the situation on your own, considering. But of course, if you’re STOPPED by the cops and you have no choice but to interact with them — rotsaruck!

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