There are several aspects of this video that nobody will ever adequately delve into. I will attempt to address them here. The first is that this soldier was a victim. He felt victimized. He was expressing some pain and discomfort at the time it took for the cops to arrive. This is a by product of pent up aggression, but the proper way to deal with this would be to SYMPATHIZE with a VICTIM OF ASSAULT.
I think if the victim had been a woman, it would have been an entirely different encounter, and had the cop done what he did, there would be a far greater outcry. One major problem at play is that the man, a soldier was put into a position where he needed other men to come help him. Psychologically this is not a good place to be in this society. People would shame him merely for that much. So there is a part of him that felt he needed to establish he wasn't a complete wimp to the cops. But the police have their own game of aggression, and it is intolerant of all humanity. It's called "I'm always right, obey or die." You will never feel like a man after having to deal with the police.
There is the "never call the police" aspect that is well represented round these kinds of parts, but you'll never see in the mainstream. People still do not want to accept that police have become thugs and they escalate situations rather than de-escalate.
Notice the cops never deal with the people that assaulted him. You can tell pretty much from the point he could no longer breath until the end of the video where the cop is STILL MOCKING HIM, that the VICTIM has long since given up hope for justice and merely wants the police to go away.
The reporters who initially posted this, as well as many subsequent viewers took note of the particular tactics used by the cops, but what they ignore, what everyone seems to ignore is the psychological abuse the cops initiates and perpetuates throughout the entire video. It isn't enough that he's taken this victim to the ground, he has to verbally establish dominance, and make him apologize, and order him around like a child, and mock his having been unable to breath, and call him a liar and a faker, and all this jab, jab, jab, "I control you" b.s. Making the victim apologize for having feelings and make him thank the cops for being so cruel. This is the hallmark of a bully, and not just a simple bully, a real thug.
If it had JUST been a takedown with some choking, you could almost imagine the cop overreacting and thinking this guy was becoming hostile. And if that had been it, it wouldn't be much more than usual. But what the cop says, his evil messed up psychology spilling out is so incredibly profound and significant to whether or not this cop should ever be able to do this job. And yet I can assure you it will go virtually ignored.
Lucky it ever made it out of VPD, lucky a single news station picked it up and did anything with it. Not likely anything further will ever be done. That cop does that stuff all day every day and he'll retire soon with full pay for the rest of his life, having been a thug and a bully to victims.
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