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Arguably the worst Police out of control video I have seen

These cops are engaged in torture pure and simple. No one lost their job. When one officer pinned his head to the chair, Schlosser struggled and spit at an officer. Welch sprayed him at close range with pepper spray, called OC spray, from a canister intended to be used on multiple people at a distance of 18 to 20 feet, according to an investigator's report.

Welch then refused to let Schlosser, who said he couldn't breathe, wash his face for 24 minutes. A spit mask was placed over Schlosser's mouth and nose, trapping the pepper spray against his face.

On average pepper sprays are rated anywhere between 500k and 5 million Scoville Heat Units. A jalapeno pepper is rated around 5k heat units. All while in the lock up. http://www.pressherald.com/news/projects/note-to-readers_201... Needs to be downloaded and you tubed




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ecorob's picture

nazi pigs...

Got nuthin' on these jack booted thugs.

They remind me of mindless drones dressed in white in the old star wars movies. You know, the ones Luke Skywalker killed by the thousands.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Inmates right to PRIVACY violated?

What a spin.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/mdc-seeking-pepper-spray-vid...

"Your possession of that indicates a breach of security on our part and we absolutely do need to look into that," said Associate Commissioner Jody Breton. "We certainly will be tightening up security -- where (information) is stored, who has access."

Breton said the probe is not being conducted because the story and video cast the department in a poor light, but because it revealed private information about an inmate.

What would things have been like if every Security operative

This is designed to instil fear in the public. Nothing more.

Revenge is best served cold!!

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?...

The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

? Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

I cannot watch it either

:(

May God have mercy on us.

donvino

This would be a good topic

This would be a good topic for Anderson Cooper. He should force his audience to watch it by having it play behind him at a low volume level during his entire show. But that hat won't happen.

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nazi pigs

these nazi motherfuckers will get their day.

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\These are not

Nazis.

These are not Nazis.

Brace yourself

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ecorob's picture

You bring up a very good point...

It wasn't Russians who slaughtered millions of Russians.

And it isn't Americans carrying out these false flag murders against Americans.

Do you understand?

Its time to start the purge. Their one choice, for now, get your asses out of our country. You won't get a second choice.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Room 101

More concern over how the video was leaked than what

the cop did. Do we live in the United States of American any more? Maybe we should change our name & flag.

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster

Is this what terrorists look

Is this what terrorists look like?

Can't watch it...

Most likely the kid has a mental problem, our prisons are full of the mentally ill.
That is how we deal with people with mental illness. Rather than get them help..we now just wait until they screw up and put them in prison. Or set them up and then throw them in prison.

Obviously the answer is not to torture him for his actions but rather get him some medical attention so he CAN quit causing problems to others around him.

But when people with mental issues lash out
at people..it takes a rare individual to see past the actions and recognize the illness as opposed to the actions.

I deal with this on a regular basis with my own son that has Schiz.
About the only way I can get through to people is ask them if my son was in a wheel chair would they expect him to walk ???

i have to ask

since you have a son that is diagnosed, are you familiar with Dr. Thomas Szasz's work?

Hadn't heard of him

So I went and read about him...interesting.
I will have to read some more. Thank you !

I have spent thousands on orthomolecular psychiatry over the years. Based on Abram Hoffer, Linus Pauling and Carl Pfeiffer's work.
We have finally found that a mixture of gluten, dairy free diet, supplements, low stress and a low dose of meds he stays pretty much on a even keel.
He is still not able work and function normally in society. But compared to what
he(we)was going through prior it is like a walk in the park. :o)

Already posted

Death In The Devil's Chair:

Death In The Devil's Chair: Florida Man's Pepper Spray Death Raises Questions About Jail Abuse

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/11/jail-abuse-nick-chr...

That's really

awful. Unnecessary, and just plain torture. But this still takes the cake http://youtu.be/8ASXoWD0iaI

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

That is horrific..

and exactly why some people hate the cops. No one stood up and said wait a minute, this is wrong.

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

These officers deserve the most serve capital punishment.

It is not enough to merely fire them for their actions.

If hanging is available for convicted criminals in Maine these gang members need to be judged by a jury of citizens and summarily hung.

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monsters..

I don't know why this kid is in prison but can you imagine being at the mercy of monsters... I will say that some of the guys seemed fairly decent. I can't imagine being in that kind of situation.

It got leaked because someone stood up and did the right thing.

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Meh.. Your overreacting.

First off, Im not a fan of cops, or their riot gear, or their training that tells them Im a potential terrorist, or of DHS buying 5 bullets for every American and the 2,700 armored vehicles.. just thinking of this makes me angry. However...

I didnt see any 'torture' per se. Yes the Captain spayed the young man with a chemical in his face and the kid cried. The Captain sprayed the kid AFTER he started yelling, cursed, and spit on another cop. Important to note the kid's progressing aggressive behavior. Spraying the kid in the face halted that behavior. During the dialogue, the Captain said "this has been going on for two days". So this behavior has been ongoing.. and reached a point where several officers had to put on riot gear, physically restrain the kid, and escort him to an isolated cell. Clearly, this is prison. And, in my expert opinion, this kid has psych issues. Whatever crime he committed to get put in prison must also be understood with the fact that he can have some kind of mental condition and could be a violent individual.

This was an ugly scene. Ive seen several ugly scenes like this before. Ive seen torture. This was not torture. I saw restraint on the part of the cops. I saw proper technique. Only the Captain was talking. The other cops were silent, no one was mocking him, or agitating him,.. I watched the behavior of the other cops and they did not seem to be enjoying themselves. If this was an abuse, if this was torture, I would be the first to call to punish the guilty... But this was not it. Trust me.

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Semper Fortis

"And, in my expert opinion,

"And, in my expert opinion, this kid has psych issues. Whatever crime he committed to get put in prison must also be understood with the fact that he can have some kind of mental condition and could be a violent individual."

What expert opinion? Are you a psychologist or psychiatrist? If he truly had a mental condition causing him to perform these crimes, according to the law, he should have been in a psychiatric facility and not a prison. Yes he performed three robberies outside, and still has a right to a trial by a jury of his peers. They can put someone in confinement without pepper spray.

Well said I have nothing to add save for I also HATE cops

The few supposedly "good ones " are guilty by association for allowing the abuse and looting of citizens that is their M.O. but I see nothing here besides a sad situation.

Aaron Russo, Nikola Tesla, Ron Paul, I'm jus' sayin'

+1 Agree

Gotta disagree..

If this kid has been difficult, put him in the chair THEN put on the spit-mask. Note: easily could have been done by one of the 3 or 4 CO's WITH MASKS ON.

But when they put him in the chair, spray him, then put the mask over top of the spray they are clearly intending to inflict consistent pain on him when he is no risk to anyone or himself. The whole time he's begging them to get their hands off his eyes because it's exacerbating the pain. Begging them to remove the pepper-spray soaked cloth from his mouth and nose because it's hurting to breathe.

So, if you're inflicting serious physical pain on someone when they are at no risk of attacking you, is it not torture?

Is water-boarding torture?
Bamboo under your fingernails?
Sleep deprivation?
Being held in unnatural positions for extended periods of time?

The mask over the spray was not a big deal..

Im sorry if I sound callus but.. Yea, its no big deal. The kid was never in any real danger. The kids pain level was nominal. He was definitely made to feel very uncomfortable. Its a scary feeling... And again, no one was yelling at him, no one was mocking him or berating him, no one even put their hands on him. And the Captain sprayed him ONCE. If he had done it over and over it would be a different story. There was medical staff near by who were going to see him. Its all good.

Now, at the same time.. no one was consoling him either. This wasnt therapeutic but.. Sometimes you gotta do this to people in certain situations. Its prison.

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Semper Fortis

You are just ignorant

You actually embarrass me. I've heard some stupid things from people over the years. You rank in the "gold metal" category of stupid. Have you ever actually been sprayed with pepper spray? For about 99.5% of the population it is absolutely hell. Do you not understand that cops and guards have absolutely NO right to torture someone? Do you not understand that by allowing this type of thuggery we define ourselves as thugs? I truly hope that someday you get to experience the "no big deal" shit that occurred in this case. I'm sure afterward, assuming you actually survive, you'll totally forgive the cops for just doing what was necessary.

Yeah, I really, really hope you get to go through it.

Are you these guy's personal cheerleader???!!!

There was medical staff near by who were going to see him. Its all good.
You sound like you would have jumped right in with more ideas of torture that were "all good"
Your comments sickened me..

Laurelai