Thursday, October 28, 2010

Controversial Arrest of 16-year-old in Boston

This tape shows Boston police trying to place handcuffs on a young man who is resisting arrest. Why so much media attention and law enforcement attention focused on this arrest? Police are legally empowered to use appropriate force to make an arrest. Police say the suspect had warrants for his arrest and for escaping from a facility. It does not appear that they abused their power in this incident. Whining about legal use of force by police will make it more difficult to address serious abuses of police when they occurr. This is one of those non events that are being played up contrary to reason. The video tape does not show any wrongdoing by these officers.

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