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Wed Jul 9, 2014, 10:10 PM

Congresswoman Says CHP Beating Video Is Brutality

A congresswoman said Wednesday that video of a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway is unjustifiable police brutality.

Rep. Maxine Waters said the officer should be fired for "viciously" punching the woman and the CHP must thoroughly investigate.

She called the incident a "brutal attack" and said "there is nothing that can justify the officer punching a helpless woman on a freeway."

Water said she will organize women to speak out about police brutality again and "demand justice and reforms that will create change within law enforcement to prevent this kind of abuse from continuing to happen."

For now, Pinnock remains in the hospital under a psychiatric hold. Her family found her covered in bruises, ice packs and taking pain medication.

"I'm just so overwhelmed," daughter Maisha Allums told reporters Tuesday. "I can't believe a CHP officer that was supposed to protect my mom and help my mom beat her like a I can't even say like a dog because if it was a dog getting beat like that he would have been in jail."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/patrol-head-shocked-beating-video-24478937

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Reply Congresswoman Says CHP Beating Video Is Brutality (Original post)
damnedifIknow Jul 2014 OP
CBGLuthier Jul 2014 #1
damnedifIknow Jul 2014 #2
Downwinder Jul 2014 #6
aggiesal Jul 2014 #10
NealK Jul 2014 #11
niyad Jul 2014 #3
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #4
easychoice Jul 2014 #5
Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #12
DirkGently Jul 2014 #7
steve2470 Jul 2014 #8
JoeyT Jul 2014 #9
NealK Jul 2014 #13
Live and Learn Jul 2014 #14

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 10:16 PM

1. When the cops try to beat YOUR ass, what will you do?

I know what I will do. Damned if I will say it but I sure as fuck aint gonna lay there and take it.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 10:20 PM

2. For now

I'm just beyond thrilled that finally someone is speaking up about this subject. I'm seriously thrilled.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:32 PM

6. Does not matter what you do. They will still say you were resisting.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 12:48 AM

10. I would say the same, but ...

if we fight back, the courts will say it was justified and nothing will happen to the police.

We'll have to take it, then $ue their a$$e$ off.
When the state, county, city have to pay then maybe they'll get the
State Police, Sheriff and city police to get their act together.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 01:11 AM

11. Good luck with that.

You would then have a buttload of cops hunting you down and shooting at you.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 10:26 PM

3. fired, charged and jailed would be a good start.

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 10:33 PM

4. +1

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:21 PM

5. if it was a dog (was) getting beat like that he would have been in jail

Nice,what have we allowed to mutate here.The woman is correct and we,collectively are enablers.

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Response to easychoice (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 01:11 AM

12. I agree with Maxine Waters but I don't agree with the dog analogy, there have been too many

cases where the police just shoot the dog and nothing happens.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 12:20 AM

7. It looked absolutely horrifying.


Glad she's on this.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 12:24 AM

8. glad Ms. Waters is on this

I hope Ms. Pinnock gets justice !

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 12:32 AM

9. They locked the wrong person in the psych ward.

If anyone involved in that needed to be held for an evaluation, I'd think it would be the person that was beating someone without mercy for no reason.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 01:13 AM

13. I hope that this psychopath will get more than a slap on the wrist.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 01:19 AM

14. Good. There can be absolutely no excuse for his behavior. nt

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