Dash Cam Video Released of Rough Arrests

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The South Carolina State Highway Patrol has come under fire for its treatment of suspects.
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1 - 9 of 9 Comments Last updated Apr 9, 2008
Scoob123

Birmingham, AL

#1 Apr 1, 2008
I do not condone police brutality in any way, but I think society is taking some of this too far. I have several friends who are police officers in Atlanta, and they can tell you stories of how some of these "innocent" traffic violators spit, scratch, and try to stab and cut officers when given sobriety tests or asked to show their license. I'm a firm believer in if an officer asks you to to lay down, you lay down. If he/she asks you to put your hands in plain sight, you put your hands in plain sight. If you don't, they will do it for you. If you persist in not doing what they ask, you get the taser. Police officers put their lives on the line every day so that we can live in a safer world. They are not payed anywhere near enough to do this, but they do it anyway. Same thing for firemen. You would be suprised how many times firemen are assaulted when trying to save a person from a fire or auto accident. I, for one, am tired of hearing about someone punching a police officer, then suing them/the city when the officer uses the taser. I say shoot them, and thin the herd of low-life idiots who cost the taxpayers millions of dollars each year. I guess that is why I will never be a police officer.
notPC

Charlotte, NC

#3 Apr 1, 2008
It's not just S.C., police act like this everywhere. What a shame.
Brad

Duluth, GA

#4 Apr 1, 2008
Sometimes, it would be worth it!

BEEN THERE........
Amy

United States

#5 Apr 1, 2008
T.H.U.G.S with badges. People become cops so they can bully other people. The dash cam is beginning to make it harder for cops to get away with being cops. But until cops start having to serve time in jail for assault in these cases, it isn't enough.
Marie

Jefferson, GA

#8 Apr 1, 2008
I become a little weary of "bad police" stories and videos although I know they happen. I'm going to tell a good story just to make myself feel better.

In 1996, coming north from Atlanta, I heard on the radio about an airplane crash into the Everglades. My sister would have been coming home near that time and immediately I was worried it was her flight. I didn't have my cell phone. I was concentrating on what to do when I got to a phone when I saw the blue light in my rear view.( I have to admit here that I've been often stopped for speeding, but not ticketed. Niceness really works in this situation.) I decided that I would just take the ticket, that I probably was speeding, and get to a phone ASAP.

He asked the usual questions, but he asked me at least 3 times if I was all right. I was trying to act composed and "normal". I finally told him that I was sure I was speeding and just needed him to ticket me so that I could get to a telephone and explained what I'd heard. He put away the ticket book and took me to a pay phone. He asked me to consider how killing myself on the highway would make anything better for my family.

Thankfully my sister was safe. I've never sped again after that. I don't know who he was, but he was totally correct and he is my hero.
more money

Canton, GA

#9 Apr 1, 2008
were do thay get these officers need more andy and barnies
Winslo

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Apr 1, 2008
If you think you can do it better get out there. Otherwise, you are kept by better men than yourself.
Daniel

Orange, CA

#13 Apr 9, 2008
I love stories such as these, I love the fact that the media rarely ever shows us the good but they ALWAYS show us the bad. I can't honestly remember the last time I saw a story on the news about an officer risking his own life to pull a woman out of a burning car or an officer stopping a robbery while off-duty.

You rarely ever see those types of stories, but you always see stories about that ONE officer misbehaving. I wonder why.
John Doe

Gainesville, GA

#14 Apr 9, 2008
Daniel wrote:
I love stories such as these, I love the fact that the media rarely ever shows us the good but they ALWAYS show us the bad. I can't honestly remember the last time I saw a story on the news about an officer risking his own life to pull a woman out of a burning car or an officer stopping a robbery while off-duty.
You rarely ever see those types of stories, but you always see stories about that ONE officer misbehaving. I wonder why.
Because positive stories do not sell or get ratings.

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