Thats the area of the carotid arteries. They get cut off from the blood flowing to the brain, you will have a stroke. Plus the stupid cops standing around watching just adds to the dumbness of the situation.
GAC05 said:There are some people that should not be police officers. They don't have the common sense or temperament for the job. Or they had it when they started and just had it ground out of them with the stress and crap they have to deal with daily.
I haven't seen a lot of the hardcore "back the blue" types rushing to defense of these police officers like they have in past cases. A few are trying. One of the spin attempts is shifting blame for Floyd's death to the people who were videotaping the incident, "why didn't they try to stop the police?" Obviously it's laughably ridiculous for anyone to actually think it would be a good idea to physically get in between cops and a suspect they were abusing. The "hero" would get a flurry of pop knots on his head from a few night sticks and then be arrested, if not shot.
My guess is some police officers were formerly bullies when they were in grade school. They never grew out of dispensing cruelty onto others or they got a little too much pleasure from it. Some of this stuff is driven by whatever culture is present in a given police department. If the bullies are dominating that scene then the culture takes over and the department developments an "us versus everyone else" ethic. Most cops are decent people though. A PD with a healthy culture will do a lot of its own internal policing. It's not a flattering thing to be regarded as a psycho cop by fellow officers. One rogue cop can totally mess up the relationship police have in the community where they have to work. It makes the job that much harder for all the other police.
Generally speaking, I don't think enough is done to train police officers in conflict de-escalation. They'll train and train on tactics and other procedures. A good cop pretty much has to be a psychiatrist with a gun and badge. They have to do things like defusing angry domestic quarrels or talking a suicidal person out of doing something terrible. Too often the "ready-fire-aim" approach makes those scenarios go totally wrong.
I wonder also...I saw video 1 which shows him being pulled from a sitting position and walked to the car but between the car and the "ground" video...what happened?We've all seen the video of what happened..... AFTER the suspect was on the ground and in custody, but does anyone know what took place before that ?? Did he argue or try to get away ?? Was he combative ?? Did he just let them arrest him quietly or did he struggle ?? That chant of "I can't breathe" has been happening for a long time and it's hard to distinguish when someone means if for real or not. Kinda like the boy yelling 'wolf' all the time. I'd really like to see what took place prior to the video.
Gino said:I'd really like to see what took place prior to the video.
Gino said:No offense, but I would like to see the whole thing for myself, not yours or anyone else's interpretation.