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    Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    I left the title of the article as is, though the person that wrote the article was clearly biased with the reporting of the incident


    SEATTLE -- Seattle police are investigating what they call an assault of an officer in South Seattle.
    However, a police officer is seen punching a 17-year-old girl in the face during the incident captured by a video camera on Monday.


    The officer was talking to the man when he saw four young women jaywalk across the same street at the same spot. The officer asked the women to step over to his patrol car, but the women were being "verbally antagonistic toward the officer," according to officials.

    One of the women, later identified as a 19 year old, began to walk away from the scene despite the officer's instructions, prompting the officer to walk over to her and escort her back to his patrol car.

    The girl then "began to tense up her arm, and pull away from the officer while yelling at him," investigators said. The officer told the girl to place her hands on his patrol car, but she refused. When the officer tried to grab hold of her, "she pulled away and twisted, breaking free of the officer's grip several times," the blotter report said.

    When the officer tried to handcuff the girl, another girl, this one 17 years old, intervened and placed her hands on the officer's arm, "causing the officer to believe she was attempting to physically affect the first subject's escape," police said.

    The officer pushed back the second girl, but the girl came back at him. The officer then punched her, police said.

    The officer then handcuffed the 19-year-old woman. Other officers arrived and helped handcuff the second girl.
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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    For the life of me, I never get why people resist a police officer, you'll NEVER win.

    If the cop is in the wrong, then go to court and fight it out there. To resist arrest or get involved like this girl did, you're asking for to get clocked or tased.
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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    Where do people even get the IDEA that it's even remotely ok to resist a police officer? I have no pity here unfortunately. Good cop or not, justified cop or not, you'll lose and when being placed under arrest....allow yourself ot be arrested. It's not like you'll end up in a red chinese prison.
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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    Problem is the lack of respect for police officers nowadays. Granted they may not always be right but back when our parents were growing up if a cop told you to do something you did it.

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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    The only possible fault of the police department here was that the officer was in a high crime area of the city that is known for having problems and he was placed on patrol alone - and that doesn't appear to be the fault of the officer. His response seemed justified to me...I'd've done the same thing. Use of force never looks good...but that doesn't mean it isn't deserved.

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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    Yeah if there was a second officer I think this would have turned out differently. I'm glad for the officer it didn't turn more violent after he hit her.

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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    agreed with all above...I bet that officer was unbelievably tense with everyone around who could potentially jump in on him. I would have done the same thing...she got Snookied!
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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    Morons. To resist arrest like that, they are lucky more serious force wasn't used. Sorry, she got what she deserved.

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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    The second women didn't interfer any further.
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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    Quote Originally Posted by emshighway
    The second women didn't interfer any further.


    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Dude, I seriously laughed out loud when I read that.

    I'd say he learned her!
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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    Quote Originally Posted by george
    Problem is the lack of respect for police officers nowadays. Granted they may not always be right but back when our parents were growing up if a cop told you to do something you did it.
    I don't think its as simple at that really. Police in some locations are grossly underpaid for the work they do, and again in many places the courts are a revolving door - one result - Massive Corruption. I don't respect corruption myself and there is way too much of it. I take it most people posting here have not had their apartment or house (or their mother's) destroyed once or even twice due to "mistaken" address, or otherwise "bad info".

    Maybe this is a nice neighborhood (I don't know but it doesn't look like it) but if there is non stop drug dealing going on and the police are enforcing some good old Jaywalking laws, well, its gonna be a mess....

    Mind you, to Phil's point, I used to often hear ghetto mentality people mouth off about how a cop is "gonna have to kill me" if the cop attempts to give him/her a ticket, search them etc etc..and I do believe this is how a number of people managed to actually get themselves killed over the years resisting arrest for random misbehavior... and its about 90-99% their own fault.

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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    I'll reserve my true feelings, but good for the officer...he should have tased the two bitches.

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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    My buddy works in the 75, it's stories like this all the time.

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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bird76
    I'll reserve my true feelings, but good for the officer...he should have tased the two bitches.
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    Re: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

    Had a patient in the Bronx who grabbed my female partners hair. I was too close for a punch but an elbow did the trick.
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