“Stop Resisting”

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

I somehow missed this video when it came out last fall. Here is the response from D.C. Metro. Their response is clearly at odds with what I’m seeing in the video, which is a cop tackling a woman as she’s leaving, albeit while getting in a few last words. Looks to me like it’s her disrespect that sets him off.

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19 Responses to ““Stop Resisting””

  1. #1 |  Patriot Henry | 

    If I ever saw that it would be mighty hard not to use a blood choke to knock out the Gestapo agent. The robotic emphasis on “stop resisting” when there is no resistance is frightening.

  2. #2 |  Howlin' Hobbit | 

    “This is MY station.” Errr… wrong!

    “Stop resisting” = “Bend over and take your butt-fucking like a good citizen.”

    Radley, I know that certain folk have raised your ire recently by calling for illicit–or at least, illegal–resistance. I understand and agree with where you’re coming from. But how long are we supposed to take this sort of thing? Is there some limit? If so, what is the limit?

    I’m old and tired. Everything that I was taught in grade school about my country is a lie. Where do I draw the line?

    Do I draw a line, or do I just bend over and take my butt-fucking like a good citizen?

  3. #3 |  Jet | 

    I love how he continues his chant when he catches her hair in the handcuffs. She’s clearly only trying to reduce the amount of pull on her scalp, which is why her back is arched the way it is. Too bad she was too drunk to respond to every repetition of the chant with “Stop hurting me and I will”.

  4. #4 |  overgoverned | 

    In fairness, I think we have to consider the harm that would have been done if that woman had been allowed to go free. Like, I mean, she would have gone on saying things to people — how could you expect a cop to take that risk?

    Thin Blue Line FTW!

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  6. #6 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Remember how James Bond had a “license to kill”? Well, cops in the U.S. apparently have a license to assault.

    I didn’t see any reason for the cop to even go after her. She was leaving which is apparently exactly what he wanted her to do. Of course, the thin-skinned pussy of a cop couldn’t take the kind of back-talk that every other person on the planet learns to deal with by the time they’re in third grade. And he probably saw this as a chance to show off his advanced take-down skills with someone much smaller than him. I bet he felt like a real tough guy super hero when he went home after work that night.

    Wow, what a spectacular display of the superior caliber of human being that comprises the country’s law enforcement agencies. Kinda makes you want to run right up to the cop, give him a hug, and thank him for risking his life to be a shield of armor between us an the threat posed by mouthy drunk women. Of course, he’d probably take you down and arrest you for it.

  7. #7 |  scp | 

    That cop’s a frigging thug. There’s no way in h* that her skirt kept coming up like that by accident after she fixed it 2 or 3 separate times. He was also intentionally attempting to make her physically “uncomfortable” when he was putting the cuffs on, after she was already immobilized and cooperating. He pulled her hands back way further than he needed to. No doubt in my mind he was trying to humiliate her.

  8. #8 |  Ed Dunkle | 

    Is there an organization that provides funds for lawsuits against police departments that encourage this kind of police behavior? Something more focused than what the ACLU does?

    It seems like the only way to purge the storm troopers is to bankrupt their host cities.

  9. #9 |  Mike | 

    She should have started screaming ‘rape’.

  10. #10 |  the innominate one | 

    A lot of what cops call “resisting” in order to justify their wanton thuggery and abuse of authority is actually the involuntary response of the human body’s attempt to maintain balance and an upright position, avoid/ alleviate pain, etc.

  11. #11 |  Bambam | 

    Cops do it because they can, and they do it so that any witnesses would have to say “i heard the cop say stop resisting, but i couldnt see if the person was resisting because the cop was on the person and blocking my view.” It’s a lame tactic that even your average store employee is taught when there is a customer they don’t care to deal with, e.g. you ask some tough questions and expect accountability and the employee yells “SIR PLEASE STOP DOING THAT, I WILL HAVE TO CALL SECURITY”.

  12. #12 |  EH | 

    A lot of what cops call “resisting” in order to justify their wanton thuggery and abuse of authority is actually the involuntary response of the human body’s attempt to maintain balance and an upright position, avoid/ alleviate pain, etc.

    This is exactly it, and the officers are trained to trigger these reactions. If I were a lawyer I may be able to come up with a concept like “suborning a misdemeanor” against the officer.

    I have had an website idea for tracking police officer training materials for some time so that incidents like this can be understood in terms of the officer’s training (or lack thereof). 2011 may be the year.

  13. #13 |  KBCraig | 

    In cop parlance, “resisting” means “failure to immediately and obediently do whatever the officer wants, whether he’s explained it or not”.

  14. #14 |  Bambam | 

    EH, excellent idea and something I’ve thought of for some time. The public needs to see how their protectors view them – as subjects to be intimidated, shaken down for cash money, and beaten to alleviate their tyrant urges. It couldn’t hurt to have recordings as well, because often times what is written as training is a “wink wink” to what is said between each other and how they really run things with the complicity of prosecutors, judges, and other tyrant types.

  15. #15 |  random guy | 

    I’m reminded of early South Park episodes where the hunters would yell “Its coming right for us” right before they blew a deer or rabbit to hell with semi-automatic rifles. It was a gag based on a Colorado law that made it legal to kill out of season animals in self defense, which of course became the catch-all defense from out of season hunters.

    It would seem that cops have adopted the same tactic regarding arrests, just keep shouting “stop resisting” while you spear, beat and handcuff the victim. Your illegal arrest immediately seems justified.

  16. #16 |  Johnny Law | 

    I think this situation went exactly as it should have. She mouthed off to the man and so he got to feel her ass and grope her like a rapist. If more situations happened like this, maybe women wouldn’t be so mouthy and disrespectful.

    Just kidding, this pig was way out of line, and is basically raping her in broad daylight. I think he should be tried for rape in a court of law. These jerks need to realize they are subject to the same laws we are.

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