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Police brutality May 10, 2010

Posted by jdoetkott in Lifestyle.
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The following two videos only recently came to my attention and needless to say I am outraged by the Minneapolis Police Department’s unnecessary use of force in both these cases. Please watch the videos and then read my comments that follow.

Both of these videos show outrageous examples of police brutality and I for one can not stand idly by and let these incidents go unnoticed or unchecked. If the police are going to brutalize and attack citizens, either innocent of their suspected crimes or not, they MUST be held accountable. The police are supposed to protect and serve the community, not beat and brutalize its citizens. The city MUST launch an internal investigation into both these cases and justice MUST be served.

But too often the officers in these cases go unpunished in the manner they truly deserve. I am reminded of the police officer who in 2006 shot and killed 19-year-old Fong Lee. Lee was shot eight times in the back and the officer planted a gun on the victim. Officer Jason Andersen was cleared in court of any wrongdoing and given the department’s Medal of Valor.

Police brutality is nothing short of civic terrorism and it must by stopped.

Please, if you see these videos, send them to friends and help speak out against police brutality.



1. Ed Kohler - May 11, 2010

Agreed. This type of behavior is inexcusable. However, I think you’ll find that both incidents are from last year and have been addresses. A quick google for “minneapolis police tazer ruiz” found reports that the victim of that incident was compensated $75,000 and the officer was fired.

2. Cop Block - May 12, 2010

I agree with the way officers are never held accountable. Which is why I started CopBlock.org. You should check us out, I think I’ll use these videos and your post over there. Nice Job.

Founder/Editor of Copblock.org

3. Alex - May 13, 2010

very nice john. police really need to be held accountable. i think it is outrageous if they arent kicked off the force and prosecuted. really nice john


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