Originally Posted by whiterhino
I have mixed feelings. The kid immediately went on the attack regarding the arrival time and was cocky from the get go. As they got closer, we can't see in the video if the kid was more aggressive, clenched his fists or the like. It was also the kid who started with the "you're messing with a soldier" bullshit. I'm not a cop but I can't stand that attitude.
While I agree the kid acted like a total dumbfuck douche he didn't swing at the officers or give any inclination that's what he intended.
So what if he balled his fists? Doesn't mean he was going to attack the officers. He CALLED THEM for HELP because he was being assaulted and robbed and the cops took 45 minutes to respond.
The cop had absolutely ZERO reason to attack the kid other than he was annoyed.
If that's the kind of authority you want to give the police in your neighborhoods don't come bitching when they do the same to you for crossing the street in the wrong spot.