Thursday, July 1, 2010

Little Rock Police Slam Man Into Glass Door: COMMENTS

CAUGHT ON VIDEO:Cops Slapped-On-Wrist For Police Brutality & Criminal Cover-up- as reported by FOX16 News Little Rock


- 5/18/2010 10:08 AM

Ok, now this is what I don't understand. There were a couple of
officers in Alexander that were SUPPOSEDLY raicially profiling here
awhile back. The claim was that they stopped Hispanic people SOLELY
based on their skin color and the Alexander city council and the
Plaintiffs attorney screamed for their heads on a stick. NOW, a LR
officer has done everything but put this man's head through a glass door
and all he's gotten is a 30 day suspension??? Where's LR's lawsuit?
Why doesn't this officer lose HIS job? I guess if your deparment's big
enough and has enough money you can do whatever you want.

- 5/18/2010 9:51 AM

After watching the video more closely, I noticed that not only
does the officer slam the victim into the door thusly breaking the
glass, he also slams the victim into the door jam quite hard. Why is
this guy still working for the Little Rock Police Department. The
spokesman for the LRPD said that when "we" are in error... I'm sorry
officer Hastings, but "we" are not in error, the police officer employed
by the LRPD was in error and should be fired at once. I also don't
understand why there is not more outrage in regards to this incident. We
see this sort of thing every day, officers going "postal" and tasing
little old ladies, children and people running out onto a baseball field
for "crimes" that wouild amount to a small fine. What has gone wrong
here? Could it be that the police of the USA have been given too much
leeway in the way they handle things? Is the stress of the job too much
for them? Regardless of the problem, officers like this one should be
fired at once. I certainly would not trust this officer to handle
himself professionally if he showed up at a situation I was involved in
(God Forbid). FIRE THIS GUY AT ONCE!! Why do we as citizens put up with
this brutality? Demand this guy be fired!

- 5/18/2010 9:48 AM

This incident happened back in August and why is it that the
public is just now finding out about it ? And why the hell is he back at
work ? He should have been fired and arrested for assault. You can bet
if it wasn't a homeless man, this would have EXPLODED and this officer
probably would not be in his position today. Just because the victim is
homeless, he doesn't have the resources to fight the system. Yes, he
committed several crimes but those officers are suppose to be trained to
control their temper and actions. Because the victim did suffer
injuries, that cop should have been FIRED !

- 5/18/2010 9:39 AM

LindaB has hit the nail on the head. I don't understand how this
officer kept his job and wan not arrested for assault. But since he is
behind the "blue line", assault charges cannot be filed against him
because he is protected from such things due to the nature of the job.
This is SO WRONG. Assault is assault, regardless of who you are. This
officer should be fired at once, arrested and have to pay a huge fine.

- 5/18/2010 9:34 AM

WOW!! I know they have a dangerous job, and I thank them for
protect us, but this police corruption has gotten way out of hand, going
to work with alcohol in system, being drunk in public, assaulting your
wife or girlfreind, abusing suspects the list goes on and on.

- 5/18/2010 9:29 AM

The officer needs to be FIRED or better yet FIRED and charged for
assult. If anyone treated another person in such a manner they would
have charges filed against them, go to court and pay fines, possible
probation or whatever else a judge felt was appropriate. Why are police
officers not held to the same standard? They are expected to provide
an example to the community and the youth imparticular, what kind of an
example is this?? I personally feel an officer that wants to act like a
thug should be treated like one. SEND THE MAN TO JAIL that is what he
would do to me if I behaved in such a manner. 

- 5/20/2010 1:27 PM

People wonder why people run from the police? This is one reason.
And to you people that defend the police, you need to look at all the
cases of excessive force in Arkansas for the past year and what happens
to people in jail, many for traffic violations. Look at man who died in
Lonoke County detention and man who died in Pope County detention for
starters. Both of those covered by news past year. But news media does
not cover excessive force claims the way they do arrests coverage.

- 5/19/2010 8:57 PM

Hey there Pauly and Sthrnrsh, right on man, right on. I agree
with the both of you in every way. Its always the good guy who is to
blame, they never see the other side of the story, like what this
dumb*ss probably said or did to the cop. Your rite pauly if the cop
was "White".... that's just another reason for these ppl to sue. Later!

- 5/19/2010 8:27 AM

True there are two sides to every story. Also true that it doesn't
show what took place before we saw what WAS actually captured on video.
I think the point it that slamming a handcuffed person into a glass
door hard enough to break it is excessive under ANY circumstance. If he
was being that much of a problem the officer should have radioed inside
the jail for assistance.

- 5/18/2010 8:02 PM

First of all, I would like to know why the other video is not
being shown that Fox 16 recorded. There is always 2 sides and they want
everyone to see only one side of the story. It is best to let as much of
the story you have be seen. A video only show whats being recorded.
What all happen before the recording.

- 5/18/2010 5:10 PM

TREE HUGGERS UNITE! Should be your mottos. I wish that the system
started harsher punishment. Your mommas spank'd you growing up and what
now......? You get 3 hots and a cot for killing someone? Bull
crap.......the criminal justice system has failed US...all of US.
Harsher punishment, tougher jails. The police barely have an powers
anymore. They can't do anything and these criminals know it. But its ok.
You all can sit back and whine all you want. I'll be there to console
you when your stuff gets stolen, or they rip your homes up, or when they
rape and murder people you know. And i'll just sit there and hold your
hand and tell you that everythings alright; nothing will be the same and
that the guy that did this doesn't care. Maybe that will make you feel
better. You people sicken me by the way you judge and dont know what
happened for that man to get arrested. You dont see what happens off
camera that leads up to that. GROW up people. "his rights his rights" is
all i'm hearing. "Fire the cop" what so can you get some Barney Fife to
replace him to run away when the crap hits the fan, when the situation
gets scary? Police put up with more bull from the public than you will
ever know and they swollow their pride 99% of the time and put away
their personal feelings and still get blamed for not
caring..........They do care, but what they feel can't exceed what the
law allows them to do. I'm not making an excuse for what happened here,
just saying that you should read the prior before you judge on the

- 5/18/2010 4:05 PM

I see my post was taken down saying that if the officer was white
that the NAACP would be involved is not racist its the truth so tell me
why you took it off

- 5/18/2010 3:30 PM

Thirty days was not "appropriate" in any way shape or form. Those
doors and windows in the river market are made from safety glass which
makes them much harder to break- and speaks to just how excessive the
force was. This was an unnecessary use of force on a man who was already
subdued and cuffed. This officer should have been fired period. I do
not want my taxes being paid to officers who abuse their authority that
way and I doubt many other Arkansans do either. Those who cannot
properly use the authority they have been given should have it taken
away. Giving them a light punishment and then letting them back on the
streets to do the same things over again is dangerous and will end up
costing tax powers even more in the end from lawsuits. FIRE HIM!

- 5/18/2010 2:04 PM

There was no sense in this officer to do what he did. Shows how
much you can trust our law system.. He should be punished and fired.

- 5/18/2010 12:22 PM

Well, since the River Market is his usual beat those of us who
frequent that area should beware of this jerk.

- 5/18/2010 10:30 AM

Pauly, I think everybody on here has complained about the officer.
Black, white or pink with purple polka dots he was in the wrong. 


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