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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Hamilton Cop Arrests Journalist
« on: January 11, 2018, 06:21:05 pm »
because... well... he can ?

https://globalnews.ca/news/3959756/jeremy-cohn-hamilton-police-lawsuit/?utm_source=%40globalnewsto&utm_medium=Twitter

I have heard a bit about this and I have a sense of why the cop was pissed off but it doesn't justify this.

Has to do with training and a sense of entitlement, I think, Police are trained that they have to 'take charge' of everything, and the only response when someone refuses to immediately comply is to use force. I've watched a lot of police videos from reality shows in the UK and Australia, as well as news clips from those places, and the police need a LOT more provocation before they arrest someone than police in Canada or the US do. You can yell at them, curse at them, argue strongly with them, and they tend to reply calmly. North American cops, the instant you step out of line you're on your face with their knee against your head while they grind your face into the sidewalk and say "Stop resisting!" for the benefit of any cameras.
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