South Carolina authorities release "aggressive" arrest videos

The South Carolina State Highway Patrol has come under fire for its treatment of suspects. Full Story
Time

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Apr 1, 2008
I am from South Carolina, and those officers there take no crap. Power to em!!!!!!
IZMP

Knoxville, TN

#2 Apr 1, 2008
So am I, however, you can't treat members of society that way and expect them to put up with it. Chasing that kid through the apartment complex was out of hand.
yup

Fort Campbell, TN

#3 Apr 1, 2008
Sometimes there's not a whole lot of difference between the cops and the robbers.....
Jimbo

United States

#4 Apr 1, 2008
I have read numerous articles on several sites concerning these incidents. Over and over, officials offer weak excuses for the actions of these thugs. Try offering an excuse the next time you are stopped by the police. Good luck with that.
anon

Decatur, TN

#5 Apr 1, 2008
Believe it or not, cops exist to PROTECT AND SERVE the public. They are given powers specifically to do these two things. They are not meant to be lawless mercenaries who only answer to themselves. I wish more cops would realize this. You would think they would know considering the fact they are paid with our tax dollars.. Our current system needs to have more accountability. If a cop can not control himself in tense situations then he needs to choose another profession.
The Fat Rabbi

Hollywood, FL

#6 Apr 1, 2008
I always have the fear that knox city or especially county cops will pull me over for something and make me get out of my car. I can't walk so I can't pass their tests. I am afraid they will beat me and claim that I was drunk. I don't drink but they like to beat up on someone that can't help themselves.
JAKE

Loris, SC

#7 Apr 1, 2008
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THAT GUY KICKING THE SURRENDERED , FLAT ON THE GROUND TRUCK DRIVER. THE POLICE MAN NEEDLESSLY RUNS UP AND STARTS KICKING THE MAN IN THE HEAD AND THEN BEATING HIM IN THE HEAD. HE RISGNED , WHAT THIS IS NOT SAYING IS HE WAS REHIRED BY THE STATE SC-DOT AND IS BACK ON THE PUBLIC PAYROLL WHEN HE SHOULD BE IN JAIL. THE FACT THE OTHER OFFENDERS ARE BOTH IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ROLES ON THE PUBLIC DOLLARS SHOWS IF YOUR A CRMINAL WITH A BADGE YOUR JUST FINE IN SC. VOTE AND DEMAND BETTER
JAKE

Loris, SC

#8 Apr 1, 2008
I SHOULD ADD SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE ONLY STATE I AM AWARE OF IN WHICH YOU CAN BE ARRESTED WITH NO CAUSE BEING REQUIRED, CITIZENS HERE LIVE IN FEAR OF THE POLICE AND IT SEEMS IT WORKS TO MASK THE GROSS INCOMPETENCE OF THE POLICE AND LEGAL SYSTEM HERE. HASNT PROGRESSED MUCH SINCE THE 1600'S. YOU MAY ASK WHY DO I LIVE HERE, WELL UNTIL THIS HOUSE SELLS I AM STUCK HERE, I DO PLAN ON LEAVING
Hello

Knoxville, TN

#9 Apr 2, 2008
Beatem all! Everyone knows if the police got to chase you, their bringing an AZZ kicking with them. Just check out Chris Rocks video on youtube!
johnny

Antioch, TN

#10 Apr 2, 2008
well.. well, SC troopers are trying to out do TN troopers... lol
jpeg

Knoxville, TN

#11 Apr 2, 2008
this is why people hate cops. because the state or counties dont hire calm cops that cant handle known stress
Cammy Burchfield

United States

#12 Apr 2, 2008
I think that all of the officers in the video should be fierd and never to return to this type of work ever again. There is no excuse for what is shown in the video's and there suppost to be traind for thins like this.


Cammy Burchfield

United States

#13 Apr 2, 2008
I think all officers should be removed from there jobs and never should be allowed to return to any type of work like this. There is no excuse for this at all. Thank you,
Cammy Burchfield
Billy Joe

Columbia, SC

#14 Apr 10, 2008
The police officers seen on the video were using unnecessary force on these suspects. On the second video you can see that the man driving the dump truck had clearly surrendered, but the police officer was seen repeatedly kicking the man. Policeman are trained to protect and serve the public, and officers are taking advantage of their position and that badge they are given, and feel they are something special and that they can use excessive force "when necessary." All of these officers should be fired, not reassigned, and should not be accepted for reinstatement..... and in my opinion, beaten themselves
Right Wing Lunatic

New Hyde Park, NY

#15 Apr 10, 2008
It continues to amaze me how people stand up for criminals' rights.

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