2. A friggin small woman!
3. Kicked at him like, well, a girl.
4. Unable to pose any type of real threat.
1. Supposed to be a professional able to reasonably handle threats.
2. A fairly large MAN (strike that, MALE. No MAN would do what he did. F-ing coward bully wimp).
3. Could have EASILY taken her to the floor and hog tied her if he wanted.
4. Should have used escalation of force. There was ZERO reason to react this way.
This piece of sh!t needs to get fired, be sucessfully sued and go to jail. Seriously. There MIGHT have been a SMALL excuse if they had been on the street and the girl reacted this way. Sure she was probably a smarta**. She's young and dumb like most of us were. But a small, cuffed GIRL that did a sissy girl kick at this pig and he reacts like that!?
This piece of trash excuse for a cop needs to be fired before he kills someone. Coward.
A really incredible voice, deserves a lot more recognition. If you get the chance to see her, go. You won't be disappointed.
dp72- Thank God no innocents were killed or injured by Guy's life-threatening action. We got lucky, don't you think?
I know you don't have omniscient powers. But you seem arrogant enough to know what the officer should have done based on what you read in a newspaper story.
When you're drunk, stoned AND running loose in the neighborhood firing a pistol at homes, you forfeit any expectation that deadly force is off the table by those responding.
The police officers lied on an official report. And then concealed those facts. Leads me to ask the obvious question, how many other reports have been falsified to "justify" deadly force?
One would think we would be a higher level of mammal.
You are dead wrong about anyone deserving to be thrown into the ground face first when in the custody of law enforcement. A careful review of the video will clearly show the Officer gut punched her to get her to sit down and an involuntary kick landed, not on his groin, but on his clipboard. If any law-abiding man (Walker is evidently above the law) were to throw his daughter or wife to ground in such a manner and it was caught on film, he would rightly be charged with domestic abuse and assault and likely imprisoned. Yet Walker gets an increase in his CSPD ratings and is offered victim counseling from the CSPD. All the worse in this case because, besides the fact the young woman was handcuffed, Officer Walker took an oath to uphold the law and is entrusted by the public that he do so and use restraint when wielding the government's power.
To those who justify Walker's actions by discussing the cost or worth to society of individuals: do you really want Officer Walker or anyone else in government assessing your worth to society and then slamming those they decide aren't contributing enough or costing too much in the ground face first? Think about what you're saying.
Did she break the law? Yes. And she should be prosecuted and punished under the law with justice worthy of the blood of Americans all over the world who have fought tyranny. Walker's loss of control and actions are an insult to all of those Americans who have sacrificed their lives for Liberty and an end to tyranny. It is revolting to see this issue get painted as a conservative/liberal issue. It's an American Issue. Should not happen here. Period.
PacksA9, I have no omniscient powers and never claimed to. You throwing that term at me is pretty arrogant. The fact of the matter is that a citizen was shot in the back by a police officer and the department covered up that fact. James Guy might very well been killed no matter what, but he deserved an opportunity to comply with police instructions. He was never given that opportunity.
is there ever a time when a tiny woman should be slammed face first into the ground???
by anyone.... NEVER!
after any action... NEVER!!
with handcuffs on... NEVER!!!
sorry this cop has to go or all cops lose a lot of respect.
Staci6- Yes. When the man is a police officer and the woman-child is intoxicated, resisting arrest and assaulting those around her.
dp72- Chief Myers said "he used his training well" and did "what he needed to do."
Guy paid Martinelli to say what he said. Myers is the same on the other side.
So this brings us back to... What omniscient powers do you have to say what the officer should have done in his situation?
I wish there were more recorded incidents of d-bags being slammed to the ground! Serves them right for breaking the law!
Is there any time when a man beating a woman or a child is ever warranted or justified?
PacksA9. Ron Martinelli notes Jorstad gave up "an elevated position of tactical advantage" in the kitchen for a position of concealment behind a fence "where he could not accurately see what James Guy was doing."
Maybe he should have maintained that position until more units arrived.
"He should have stayed where he could see clearly and kept himself safe."
dp72- What omniscient powers do you have to say what the officer should have done in that situation? Especially based on ANY newspaper account.
I think we can all agree that this woman deserved what she got, I imagine most men would react the way the officer did if they got kicked in their private parts. However, it seems to me that the officer's takedown was a gut reaction made in anger at what she'd done. Police officers should be trained NOT to react in anger even after that kind of provocation.
Mr. Wyman How can NOT voting change anything? If No votes are logged then all who are there stay. Thats called uncontested. Is it not? If a person has no one running against him or no one votes for the one running against him he wins by default. So how does not voting accomplish anything? Besides our Country the one that is loved by you that you want to see changed is built around citizen participation. So I cant see how not will accomplish anything. Please explain the thought behind your statement.
A) James Guy was engendering the safety of his neighbors and put himself it a position that was likely to end badly for him.
B) Officer Jorstad handled the situation badly and put himself in a situation where fear took over his judgement. He should have stayed where he could see clearly and kept himself safe.
And this is why the article is important,
C) CSPD and the DA made sure no one would know about Officer Jorstad's mistakes and that the suspect was shot in the back without being given the opportunity to comply.
The suspect was likely to get himself killed by police when he started blowing off cliploads of rounds in a neighborhood, so no I wouldnt call his death a murder. But we cant have CSPD and the DA covering up facts and lying to the public. That is unacceptable.
You people attacking Pam Zubeck are just not used to seeing real journalism in our town. I saw no agenda in this excellent piece of reporting. Just facts.
Rev Carter- May we also rise above your race hustler lies? Investigators say no links exist between recent black church fires.
Since the murders in Charleston, seven black churches have burned in five states. With the simplest of web searches, here are updates I found on six of those fires:
1) Lightning, not arson, caused the fire at the Mt Zion AME church in Greeleyville SC.
2) Greater Miracle Apostolic in Tallahassee, Florida - Fire was caused by a tree limb falling on power lines.
3) Glover Grovery Baptist in Warrenville, South Carolina - The cause has not been determined, but investigators saw no criminal intent.
4) Briar Creek Road Church in Charlotte, North Carolina - While it looks like arson, fire investigators have not seen evidence that hate was a motivation for the crime
5) College Hill Seventh-day Adventist in Knoxville, Tennessee - ATF and other agencies said that it looked like vandalism. Nothing so far has indicated a hate crime.
6) God's Power Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia - ATF is investigating, but no ruling has been made. The church had recently been broken into, and air conditioners and sound systems were stolen.
The NFPA says that of all church fires reported between 2007 and 2011:
- 30% were caused by cooking devices
- 25% started in kitchens or cooking areas
- 16% were started by lightning or electrical lines
"The very history of African Americans in America is shaped by terrorist acts of violence, rape and torture mostly by people not of color; they're also shaped by White greed and thirst for power." Spoken like a true race hustler.
Statistically speaking, "crimes being born out of the intrinsic climate of hate in America" involving black victims are overwhelmingly perpetrated by other blacks. Check the weekend crime news from any Democrat run big city. Blacks kill blacks in far greater numbers than are killed by any other race.
Did you know in NYC in 2012, more black babies were killed by their own mothers than were born alive?
"...a visitation upon us of the violent American society that has been created and perpetuated." Have you listened to any hip hop lately?
Rev Carter, your time would be best spent tending to your own flock.
attorney's defend guilty people all the time... it's their job.
are you stating that certain people should not have any access to an attorney? this is why our legal system is as fair as anywhere... everyone gets their day in court.
sure sounds like the gun nuts want the police to shoot anyone showing a gun in public and ask questions later... another police incident that was wrong, against procedure and a horrible public relations nightmare.
and the scared old fart teabaggers will applaud...
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