Student Protest, man pulled from wheelchair by police

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    Now almost everybody in the UK will know about the student protests and some of the police's violence but one incident in particular has got me really riled up. I just wanted to know your opinions on this incident.

     


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    Thanks I wasn't sure how to use the youtube thing properly
     
  4. DryYoshi

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    My opinion:
    He was only part of a protest, and didn't really do serious things (I suppose), so it's pretty f*cked up that the police did that to a disabled guy.
    Also on the video, in the bottom, I saw something like "Swedish Police is trying to establish whether terrorist who detonated 2 devices in Stockholm had help".
     
  5. Team_Subspace

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    this just shows how corrupt our world and more importantly, our police officers, who are supposed to PROTECT and NOT HARM us. and even IF he did pose a threat (which probably wouldnt even be POSSIBLE) that gives them NO reason to pull a man out of his wheelchair!
     
  6. Law

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    Reminds me of that time a cop in Cali hip checked a drunk war vet.
     
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    Don't pull me, bro.



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  8. CarbonX13

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    It's really sad why the police would go after a vulnerable target like that, when the man really has no ability to cause any physical harm to anyone. The man's disabled, why would you even bother pull him out of his wheelchair when he isn't capable of moving on his own in the first place? Time would've been better spent going after a person actually capable of causing damage to property and/or other people.
     
  9. injected11

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    Not just pulling him out of his chair, but also dragging him across the pavement, TWICE?! Simply disgusting. There is no excuse for this.
     
  10. Law

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    BUT HE WAS BEING ROLLED TOWARDS US AT A SLOW PACE

    WE WERE IN IMMINENT DANGER
     
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    Although it was wrong seems like all he is interested in now is getting the most money he can buy suing. Reminds me of the good ol' US of A.
     
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    Everyone's got their own agenda. This could be a propaganda that the students use to get support. I've seen a lot, we can't just make conclusion.
    Hell, we don't even know this is real. ( it could be edited)
    No offence.
     
  15. gamefreak94

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    I don't get it why you guys are getting mad? Aren't the police supposed to be cautious at all times? You guys act like they police knew who he was and so the decided to pick on him.
    Don't get me wrong I don't like the police as much as you guys do but you have to take in consideration that the police have to take precaution, and when words don't help they have to use action or no one would actually take them seriously.
     
  16. CarbonX13

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    And in all honesty, what precautionary terms would they need to take on a guy in a wheelchair, incapable of moving the damn thing without the assistance of another person? The most you'd need to do with a guy like that would be to simply push him away, no need to yank the guy off his wheelchair, twice even. It's the way the situation was dealt with that really irritates me. He's disabled for God's sake, no need to drag him out when he's already unable to do any self defense.
     
  17. gamefreak94

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    Again, its precaution. Anyone can pretend/disguise themselves to be disabled. Like again, its not like they knew him personally. And if you watch the video, he actually tries to dodge the question that he was wheeling himself to the police. I know he said it is physically impossible for him to use his wheel chair him self but his brother doing it for him, but notice the length difference between him and the crowd. I'm pretty sure his brother would have noticed after he went more than 2 feet. And he keeps repeating " Does it look like a disabled person in a wheel chair can cause a threat to a police officer with weapons" or something along those lines. Of course he won't tell the media stuff like, I said this and I did that. I think they need to have an interview with the police and the crowd to see what happened through another perspective.
     
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    You'd think that they'd realize he's actually disabled the first time they threw him off he wheelchair without him defending himself in any way. It's taking a step too far, not be cautious. Precautionary procedures would've been to approach those within the people that would've caused noticeable damage (a.k.a. the 99.9% of the protesters that weren't in a wheelchair). What are the actual odds of a guy faking being disabled in a protest? And judging from the interview, the dude's gave off the impression that he may have a mental illness of some sorts as well, so I'd assume that his communication skills may be sub-par to what people may expect as well.
     
  20. jarejare3

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    Like i said, the students most probaly edited this or the guy in the wheel chair could be hired to do it or something.
    Because with the things happening and all, they need support and this is how they get it ( PROPAGANDA).
    Maybe the police is retarded or something. But hey, don't just make conclusion from one perspective.