When it looks like some serious drug charges are going to hit you, then attack
the credibility of the witnesses and arresting officers.The
explanation by the "poor, beaten victim" is bound to sound plausibe to a
jury, right?"May said he routinely keeps his prescription
medication in a baggy in his shoe, though he usually removes it from the bag
before swallowing it. Whitehead said the bag contained a "loose granular
white substance." May said the tablet may have been crushed in his
shoe."Let's start a list of all the people in the U.S. who
keep their prescription meds in a baggy in their shoe, and sometimes take it
while it is still in the bag:1. Mr. May2.Okay,
I'll wait a while longer for the thousands or millions of other people who
do that to be added...Note that if the cops had NOT attempted to
stop him from swallowing unknown substances, they would probably be sued for not
protecting him from potential self inflicted injury.
It does not matter what May had in the bag. There is NO excuse for the beating
that May received. I believe the officers are wrong and should be suspended or
fired. That action was not right should not be tolerated! He was judged guilty
before he had a chance to defend himself. We are not in Dodge city when Matt
Dillon was the marshal. :-)
obviously cops out of control
Apparently other law enforcement agencies have not yet learned the lessons from
the Kelly Thomas beating case. Search Wikipedia for Kelly Thomas.
I was not there, and did not see the videos. So I don't really know. But
what I do know is that there are two kinds of cops, and this stems from the two
reasons that people become police officers. Some officers chose that profession
because they want to help people, keep the peace, and promote justice and a
civil society. Others chose that profession because they like to be in charge,
throw their weight around, tell others what to do, be the boss, etc. I have met
both types. I don't know which type these officers are, but the savage type
of beating doesn't encourage me.
I saw the tape. He didn't comply with commands. Oh - and you picked a heck
of a time to pop a pill...
We see this all to often. Police simple requests are ignored, and physical
altercations ensue. Although it doesn't excuse the police using excessive
force(if there was any) people need to keep in mind that refusing repeated
direction causes tempers to flare.Lets look at it step by step.1. He ran a red light resulting in the police deciding to pull him over.2. He continued for several turns(probably a minute or two) before pulling
into his office. He felt he didn't need to pull over.3. The woman
who was with him claimed he had meth. They had cause to search and began to
search.4. During the course of the search, he claims he decided it was a
good time to pop a pill in his shoe. This was neither wise nor very
hygienic.5. After being witnessed, he was ordered to spit it out. He
refused yet again. They attempted to force it out of him. He refused some
more.He was wrong. A black eye and some taze marks are the least
that could have gone wrong with someone high on meth. I think this guy should
be locked up.
@WellRead"There is NO excuse for the beating that May
received."Uh, yes there is...it's called resisting arrest.
If you fight back against cops, they will physically hurt you until you stop
fighting. The more you fight back, the more the will hurt you. If this man had
nothing to hide (as he claims), he should have gone willingly and quietly and
let the truth come out. He fought because he was facing multiple felony drug
charges and now he's going to go down for assaulting an officer as
well...bad choices followed by more bad choices.
Come on...I keep my prescriptions in a baggie in my shoe. Doesn't everyone?
It just makes sense.