I’ve seen a ton of videos out there that show officers giving someone the beat down during the commission of a crime, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. The following compilation of videos are, in my opinion examples of police going way beyond the limitations imposed by the laws of the United States.
Some people have argued that videos such as these may be terrible, but they are only an extremely small and not representative sample of police conduct in general. Well, forgive me for being skeptical, but I believe that for every one of these that actually gets caught on video there are probably hundreds that do not. In fact it has been my experience with police officers that they tend to selectively enforce laws as they deem suitable to their individual benefit at the time – even when they are inappropriate or flat our incorrect.
I’m not claiming to have an answer to this problem, but I do believe that something needs to be done to restrict officers from having the ability to get away with this kind of behavior before it happens to each one of us.
Incidentally, I don’t think any of the following videos are really appropriate for children.
Miami Police Shoot Protester, then joke about it:
Police Officer wrongly pepper spray fast food employee:
LAX Police Repeatedly TASER Unarmed Senior Citizen:
LA Police attack news media:
Police officers beat a man in an elevator:
Police beat 64 year old drunk, then harass the press:
Drunk Chicago off duty Cop beats up a woman:
Trooper abuses woman for speeding:
LAPD Excessive force against crowd of peaceful demonstrators:
News reporter wears a wire and captures police misconduct:
Cop prevents woman from helping father whose having heart attack:
If you find other video examples of outright police misconduct in the USA only – and I’m not talking about kicking some ass while taking down a criminal, I’m talking about completely, irrefutably inappropriate behavior – please drop a note in the comments below.