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Comment: The real criminal hear is the commander in charge

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The real criminal hear is the commander in charge

to come back and say that merely swatting away and officers hand is not only assault, but justification for punching these two, is ridiculous. In a city filled with crime and racial problems, you think the directive would be the exact opposite.

But lets forget the fight for a second. EVEN IF the cops were justified in punching these kids(which I of course think they are NOT)- they should both be fired for their actions leading up to the fight - namely tailing a citizen with no probable cause, illegally demanding id and then filing a false report. Forget the fight - ALL the other actions are far worse. Hey- boys will be boys - fights will happen - but there is no justification for the rest.