Tuesday, December 2, 2003
You're damn right it's police brutality. Brutality against the police. No doubt you've seen the video of Cincinnati police officers attempting to arrest Nathaniel Jones. If you watch the video, you will see Jones attack the police first. When the officers finally got him to the ground and attempted to arrest him, Jones was still fighting. Some may call that a beating, but that's how police officers are trained. Subdue the person any way possible. Did you see the size of the man? He was huge. It took 6 officers to finally get him down. Jones later died on route to the hospital. It was found that he had an enlarged heart and that his blood contained cocaine and PCP, or "angel dust". When you're on PCP, you feel no pain and are almost unstoppable. It's just another example of people attacking police officers because the suspect was black. If it had been a 400 plus pound white man fighting the way Jones was, the police would have acted just the same. The police officers were being attacked by a man that could kill any one of them pretty damn easily. What did you expect them to do. Sit back and let him. Watch the video. The officers continued to try to get Mr. Jones to place his hands behind his back. And at no time did they strike his head. They were not trying to kill or harm Jones, only to arrest him. He was belligerent and uncooperative.
God Bless America