This video out of Fresno, CA is starting to get some attention. In their usual devious way, the mainstream media folks are labeling it a “beating.” Not so fast.
Watch the video once, then come back and read the rest of this post.
Normally I would stay out of it until all the facts were in. It seems only fair to do so, and I have called for such patience many times in the past. So I guess I must be getting old and cranky, because if the pundits aren’t willing to wait, then I won’t either.
Watch the video again. The suspect appears to refuse to give up his arm for handcuffing. He is rigid to the point that two officers are unable to move that wrist to his back and apply the cuffs. The punches, while tough to watch, are a good move. Note how effective they are. After a few, he decides to surrender that arm.
Did I mention that one cop had his badge ripped off and genius also tried to stab a cop with their own pen? Oh and did I mention that he was previously arrested for assaulting an officer?
Oh sorry, there I go again. What do you think?