American police state: officer may be fired for protecting young man from police brutality


rita's picture

I object to the repeated (and repeated) phrase "emotionally disturbed." The police are not gods. They have no way of knowing before the beating/Tasering/shooting whether a civilian is emotionally disturbed, or mentally ill, or deaf, or autistic, or, in most cases, innocent or guilty. If they were required and expected to treat each and every one of us like human beings worthy of respect, they wouldn't have to.