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2014-07-17 01:57:28 PM  
If the cops are looking at you, you can bet your ass they're trying to think of a reason to assault and/or kill you.  Stay the fark away from them.  If they say anything to you, even "hi", drop to your stomach, splay your hands and legs out and prey that they shoot you first and then kick your corpse to a pulp.
 
2014-07-17 01:57:37 PM  

dforkus: Nobody got shot, nobody got seriously injured...


Try that argument when you get in a bar fight. Oh, right, it won't hold any legal water whatsoever. Unless you're a cop.
 
2014-07-17 01:58:58 PM  

doubled99: I'm pretty knee-jerk anti cop on most every similar thread. But given these facts, it seems they did exactly what you would expect cops to do. Try not running away next time.


In most developed countries you would not expect the police to escalate a situation like this or beat someone up when they could easily restrain them, but then in most developed countries you don't expect the police to kill around 500 people each year either.
 
2014-07-17 01:58:59 PM  
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2014-07-17 01:59:08 PM  

jshine: Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: How many kids does Merceedez have and are they named after cars too? (I bet they are...)

Actually the car was named after a girl, not the other way around.  It's been a name for a very long time.

/ ever read the Count of Monte Cristo?



Oh really? So you;re saying that she was named after a character in the Count of Monte Cristo? Not the car?
 
2014-07-17 02:00:02 PM  
Obviously this would get plenty of support from farkers, beating up women is no problem for them, as many of them went to the Elliot Rodger Institute of Men's Rights.
 
2014-07-17 02:00:25 PM  

Waldo Pepper: jshine: INeedAName: The amount of closet racism in this thread is depressing.

If you all just want to say she deserved it for getting 'uppity' and thinking she had a right to not be beaten so severely she needed to go the hospital, it would make finding the right people to ignore much easier.

Good thing she wasn't sitting at the wrong lunch counter or anything.

Meh, I suspect that most of the people advocating for her beating would also be cheering if it was a blonde-haired blue-eyed girl getting put in the hospital.  A depressingly large number of people like to see a good beating delivered by authority figures.  If cops picked some random person on the sidewalk and beat the crap out of him/her for no reason, there'd still be an element on Fark who would find reasons why he/she deserved exactly what they got.

I don't most folks on her are advocating for her beating. I believe most folks on here are saying it is to be expected once you run from the police.  At that age I knew not to run from the cops, you could run from an adult but not the cops. I guarantee if in the same situation if I ran from the cops I would get the same treatment.  

I do hope there is a video that gives an accurate showing of what happened and if the cops are guilty fire them and if she is guilty have her apologize and doing some community service with the police.


...so, excessive violence is acceptable if it's uniformly applied?
 
2014-07-17 02:00:30 PM  

Recoil Therapy: It's economics not race that determines much of the police actions these days

.

I think that is true in general. I don't think the right-wing is any more extreme because Obama is black. They were damn near as crazy with Clinton and that was before the Tea Party dragged them way to the right.

Economic class is the new race. If you have money, you can get justice. If you are poor, go fark yourserlf.
 
2014-07-17 02:00:55 PM  
Lots of people here who didn't read the article (what?! On fark? Can't be!)

The cop jumped out of the car aggressively. She instinctively reacted to that by retreating. The cops considered this 'fleeing', and tackled her. She 'struggled' against the cops, who were damaging her throat/neck (according to the type of injuries she had). This is completely natural. The cops call struggling to breathe 'resisting'.

Same ol' same ol'.
 
2014-07-17 02:01:03 PM  

Target Builder: doubled99: I'm pretty knee-jerk anti cop on most every similar thread. But given these facts, it seems they did exactly what you would expect cops to do. Try not running away next time.

In most developed countries you would not expect the police to escalate a situation like this



She escalated the situation.
 
2014-07-17 02:02:11 PM  

moeburn: Maud Dib: Jaden Smith First of His Name: It must be awful having to spell out your attractive and successful first name for everything. Or imagine being a teacher for an inner-city school: "Yunique, can you answer this question? No, not the Yunique with two E's. No, not you either, one that ends with a K."

Wow, I see the Fark Racist Brigade has shown up.

Coincidentally, I went to an inner-city school, and there were two black girls in my class with the name "unique".  One was spelled with a U, and one with a Y.


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2014-07-17 02:02:13 PM  

GameSprocket: Economic class is the new race. If you have money, you can get justice. If you are poor, go fark yourserlf.


Not to be Debbie Downer, but that's been true for approximately as long as humans have been rich and/or poor.
 
2014-07-17 02:02:29 PM  

fredklein: Lots of people here who didn't read the article (what?! On fark? Can't be!)

The cop jumped out of the car aggressively. She instinctively reacted to that by retreating. The cops considered this 'fleeing', and tackled her. She 'struggled' against the cops, who were damaging her throat/neck (according to the type of injuries she had). This is completely natural. The cops call struggling to breathe 'resisting'.

Same ol' same ol'.


Why did he do that? This part is key.
 
2014-07-17 02:03:34 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: Merceedez is one of my favorite geermun car brands.
I also like BMUU, Poorshuh, and Owdie.

also LOL at "I didn't think cops would do that to me because I'm a girl1. And I didn't have anything on me2. I was just trying to walk away from the situation3,"

1: females are often criminals too
2: they had no way of knowing that (but you gave them reason to suspect you did because of 3 below)
3: this is called resisting arrest... it makes cops mad.


She was literally walking away from two cops talking to a group from their car, otherwise doing nothing.

 Nobody was "detained" until she started walking away.
She kept walking, looked back to see why Destiny wasn't following her to the shop like she thought, and sees two grown men twice her size leap out of their vehicles, and start pell-mell chasing her down.

Would you run? Or would you stop, and get clothes lined, and then beaten?

I would like to think I would run and go lie down on the grass next to the road and say things like "Whoa! What's going on now?" and then be put under arrest, hopefully minimizing the damage to things like my throat and tracheae, but I can't really say I'm that mindful all the time.
 
2014-07-17 02:03:56 PM  

BizarroHulk: Almost three hundred posts and no cheerleader pics?


I posted one and it got deleted for some reason.
 
2014-07-17 02:03:58 PM  

jst3p: Why did he do that?


based on the story it was to beat up a teenage girl
 
2014-07-17 02:04:18 PM  

Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: jshine: Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: How many kids does Merceedez have and are they named after cars too? (I bet they are...)

Actually the car was named after a girl, not the other way around.  It's been a name for a very long time.

/ ever read the Count of Monte Cristo?

Oh really? So you;re saying that she was named after a character in the Count of Monte Cristo? Not the car?


...and the character Mercedes in the Count of Monte Cristo was based on a name that was already extant at that time -- Dumas didn't make it up.  Mercedes the car was named after Mercedes Jellinek, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes_Jellinek .  It's been in circulation for a very long time.
 
2014-07-17 02:04:47 PM  
Anyone who runs, is a VC, anyone one who doesn't run...


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2014-07-17 02:04:47 PM  
Merceedez Wright admits she and her friends were out a few minutes after the city's 10 p.m. curfew, and that she both ran from officers and resisted them after being tackled, but she doesn't believe she deserves the injuries she suffered.

hah.. call obama and complain.
 
2014-07-17 02:06:45 PM  

Headso: jst3p: Why did he do that?

based on the story it was to beat up a teenage girl


Fair enough. According to her account it was because she just decided to walk away from the police while they were talking to her. I bet when we hear the cops account it will include the fact that he verbally instructed her to stop several times. Even if the truth is halfway between those two she made a bad decision.
 
2014-07-17 02:07:09 PM  
My brother-in-law had almost the same situation happen to him.  He's mixed Black & White, but looks like a light-complected Black guy.

He ran.

He resisted.

He got his ass beat.

What was his dad's reaction when called by the police?  "Good, if he did that, he's a farking moron...what's wrong with him?  Let him sit there in jail for a while and think about what he did."

His mom's reaction?  "OMG...I'VE GOT TO RUN AND BAIL OUT MY BABY!!!  My poor baby!!!"
 
2014-07-17 02:07:47 PM  
She's lucky she wasn't carrying skittles.
 
2014-07-17 02:08:08 PM  

SpectroBoy: scottydoesntknow: I would like to point out that in your paragraph you failed to mention the fact that she resisted, and 99% of the time it's resisting that leads to the beating.

When police administer a beating 99% of the time they claim resisting.

Recent video seem to indicate that breathing can be considered resisting.



Since the popularity of camera phones and youtube we have seen an undeniable pattern of systemic and flagrant abuse by police.

There are thousands of videos showing the systemic and flagrant abuse and next to nothing is done about it.
 
2014-07-17 02:09:04 PM  

8 inches: BizarroHulk: Almost three hundred posts and no cheerleader pics?

I posted one and it got deleted for some reason.


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What Fark may be like...
 
2014-07-17 02:09:08 PM  
If this is what happens to Wright in that neighbourhood, I don't want to be Wrong
 
2014-07-17 02:09:43 PM  

jst3p: Headso: jst3p: Why did he do that?

based on the story it was to beat up a teenage girl

Fair enough. According to her account it was because she just decided to walk away from the police while they were talking to her. I bet when we hear the cops account it will include the fact that he verbally instructed her to stop several times. Even if the truth is halfway between those two she made a bad decision.


Just like if she was victimized by another group of thugs it was more about bad luck than bad decision, if these thugs never happened to drive by she would have not had her throat stomped on.
 
2014-07-17 02:10:49 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Can daddy afford a lawyer is one of the first things that they ask themselves before the street justice comes into play


Ding.

Click Click D'oh: Now go be a parent and teach your child not to run from and fight the police.


Dong.
 
2014-07-17 02:10:52 PM  

SewerSquirrels: Egoy3k: It's almost as if African Americans have no trust for the police.  I wonder why that might be.

That would be because all police are racist caucasians, I guess.


It doesn't take all of them or even a majority of them to breed distrust.

With all the videos on the net, one would think you would eventually see one of somebody not sassing, not running from, & not fighting with the cops where they still get their arse kicked by them.

Only a complete psychopath would consider 'sassing' justification for a police beating.
 
2014-07-17 02:12:29 PM  

EggSniper: If the cops are looking at you, you can bet your ass they're trying to think of a reason to assault and/or kill you.  Stay the fark away from them.  If they say anything to you, even "hi", drop to your stomach, splay your hands and legs out and prey that they shoot you first and then kick your corpse to a pulp.


You could always know your rights which shuts them down mighty fast. Or, people could go with your idea and act like a retarded paranoid schizophrenic.
 
2014-07-17 02:12:36 PM  

Recoil Therapy: The police were justified here in giving out a very minor amount of street justice


No they weren't.  They never are.  No one was served or protected by this thug's actions or the non-action of his abettors.

I don't get to do my job incorrectly and keep it.  They shouldn't either.
 
2014-07-17 02:13:10 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: DONT. RUN. FROM. THE. COPS.


...CITIZEN.  YOU HAVE 3 SECONDS TO COMPLY.

...CITIZEN.  YOU HAVE 2 SECONDS TO COMPLY.
 
2014-07-17 02:13:24 PM  

I alone am best: You could always know your rights which shuts them down mighty fast.


Yea, nothing shuts a cop up faster than "I know my rights!".
 
2014-07-17 02:13:41 PM  

regornam: monoski: jankyboy: Pocket Ninja: Merceedez  Wright

How could her parents possibly fark that up? The correct spelling is right there on the car.

The problem is their car reads Port Authority...

[trustarts-prod.s3.amazonaws.com image 580x241]

Yeah! Cause scary black folks ride the bus! Yeee-hah!

My god you kids today are dumb. And scared all the time I guess. How's it feel to be scared all the time of the black folk? Must suck.


More just gross Fark humor. I used to live at 5th and Girard in Philly and really have no fear of being around black people.
 
2014-07-17 02:13:48 PM  
Freedom isn't free.
 
2014-07-17 02:13:56 PM  

jst3p: Why did he do that?


Because he's aggressive?  Fits the profile perfectly (and I work closely with several police departments).
 
2014-07-17 02:14:06 PM  

Egoy3k: SewerSquirrels: Egoy3k: It's almost as if African Americans have no trust for the police.  I wonder why that might be.

That would be because all police are racist caucasians, I guess.

It doesn't take all of them or even a majority of them to breed distrust.

With all the videos on the net, one would think you would eventually see one of somebody not sassing, not running from, & not fighting with the cops where they still get their arse kicked by them.

Only a complete psychopath would consider 'sassing' justification for a police beating.


Yeah, but I'm sorry...fighting the cops is TOTAL justification.  BTW, if she'd been BEATEN it would have likely turned out much worse.  She picked a fight with bigger, stronger, more experienced fighters.  I'm 6'1", 210 lbs, and I wouldn't dream of fighting back against police trying to cuff me.
 
2014-07-17 02:15:10 PM  

Recoil Therapy: The police were justified here in giving out a very minor amount of street justice


"Justice" does not work that way.

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2014-07-17 02:15:42 PM  
Where's Peter Petrelli when you need him?
 
2014-07-17 02:15:44 PM  

Headso: jst3p: Headso: jst3p: Why did he do that?

based on the story it was to beat up a teenage girl

Fair enough. According to her account it was because she just decided to walk away from the police while they were talking to her. I bet when we hear the cops account it will include the fact that he verbally instructed her to stop several times. Even if the truth is halfway between those two she made a bad decision.

Just like if she was victimized by another group of thugs it was more about bad luck than bad decision, if these thugs never happened to drive by she would have not had her throat stomped on.


Nope, running from cops is not bad luck, it is a bad decision. She owns it.
 
2014-07-17 02:15:56 PM  

JRoo: Freedom isn't free.


www.texasdude.com
 
2014-07-17 02:16:10 PM  

SubBass49: Egoy3k: SewerSquirrels: Egoy3k: It's almost as if African Americans have no trust for the police.  I wonder why that might be.

That would be because all police are racist caucasians, I guess.

It doesn't take all of them or even a majority of them to breed distrust.

With all the videos on the net, one would think you would eventually see one of somebody not sassing, not running from, & not fighting with the cops where they still get their arse kicked by them.

Only a complete psychopath would consider 'sassing' justification for a police beating.

Yeah, but I'm sorry...fighting the cops is TOTAL justification.  BTW, if she'd been BEATEN it would have likely turned out much worse.  She picked a fight with bigger, stronger, more experienced fighters.  I'm 6'1", 210 lbs, and I wouldn't dream of fighting back against police trying to cuff me.


That's nice and all man, but what the everloving fark does it have to do with my post?

You just wanted to humblebrag your imaginary physical stature didn't you fatty?
 
2014-07-17 02:18:25 PM  
Tell you all what.
She's 17.
If someone poked her, that would be a felony. The perp would be on the SOR list for life.

But they didn't fark her.
they only beat the living shait out of her so no harm no foul.

Big, Brave pigs.
So proud of their service to mankind and all they oversee.
 
2014-07-17 02:20:24 PM  
 
2014-07-17 02:20:58 PM  

SubBass49: Egoy3k: SewerSquirrels: Egoy3k: It's almost as if African Americans have no trust for the police.  I wonder why that might be.

That would be because all police are racist caucasians, I guess.

It doesn't take all of them or even a majority of them to breed distrust.

With all the videos on the net, one would think you would eventually see one of somebody not sassing, not running from, & not fighting with the cops where they still get their arse kicked by them.

Only a complete psychopath would consider 'sassing' justification for a police beating.

Yeah, but I'm sorry...fighting the cops is TOTAL justification.  BTW, if she'd been BEATEN it would have likely turned out much worse.  She picked a fight with bigger, stronger, more experienced fighters.  I'm 6'1", 210 lbs, and I wouldn't dream of fighting back against police trying to cuff me.


Trying to pull your arms away from behind your back, so you can put them up in front of your face, or stop your face from grinding into asphalt =/= fighting the police.

Defending your body from harm =/= fighting

It's pretty hard to resist instinct and just go limp and take it.


If she had been able to do that, she should have just started laughing any time they hit her.
*thwack*
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
*thwack*
AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

Nothing more disturbing and unsettling to your assailant, really.
 
2014-07-17 02:21:24 PM  

vudukungfu: Tell you all what.
She's 17.
If someone poked her, that would be a felony. The perp would be on the SOR list for life.

But they didn't fark her.
they only beat the living shait out of her so no harm no foul.

Big, Brave pigs.
So proud of their service to mankind and all they oversee.


Age of consent for Pennsylvania is 16.
 
2014-07-17 02:21:48 PM  

tlars699: The_Original_Roxtar: Merceedez is one of my favorite geermun car brands.
I also like BMUU, Poorshuh, and Owdie.

also LOL at "I didn't think cops would do that to me because I'm a girl1. And I didn't have anything on me2. I was just trying to walk away from the situation3,"

1: females are often criminals too
2: they had no way of knowing that (but you gave them reason to suspect you did because of 3 below)
3: this is called resisting arrest... it makes cops mad.

She was literally walking away from two cops talking to a group from their car, otherwise doing nothing.

 Nobody was "detained" until she started walking away.
She kept walking, looked back to see why Destiny wasn't following her to the shop like she thought, and sees two grown men twice her size leap out of their vehicles, and start pell-mell chasing her down.

Would you run? Or would you stop, and get clothes lined, and then beaten?

I would like to think I would run and go lie down on the grass next to the road and say things like "Whoa! What's going on now?" and then be put under arrest, hopefully minimizing the damage to things like my throat and tracheae, but I can't really say I'm that mindful all the time.


If it's past curfew (which is a reasonable law in many locations) and the police stop you, you are legally under arrest at that point and don't have the right to "walk away" whenever you please, especially when the cops are talking to you about said curfew violation.

The details are sparse and one-sided here, of course, but the girl admits to walking/running away _BEFORE_ the police chased after her, which means she was almost certainly ignoring a lawful command and that means they've now got reason to physically stop/arrest you. The line about "the cop got out of the car in such a way that I was sooooo scared I had to run" is horseshiat - don't farking walk away in the first place and the worst you'd have received is a ride home and possibly a ticket.

Did the police go too far in the physical altercation? Well, that depends on whether or not you 1.) believe she was innocently "defending" herself from ruthless thugs or 2.) infer from her previous disregard for law and respect of others that she probably decided she wasn't going to take her detainment/arrest lying down and fought the police a little more than "freeing my arms to defend myself."

But hey, the Fark Cop-Hate Brigade™ ignores the fact that she was almost assuredly being a rude twunt and trying to leave a lawful detainment which got her chased down and resulted in a fight when she decided she didn't have to take that.
 
2014-07-17 02:21:52 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: It must be awful having to spell out your attractive and successful first name for everything. Or imagine being a teacher for an inner-city school: "Yunique, can you answer this question? No, not the Yunique with two E's. No, not you either, one that ends with a K."


In one class two years ago I had a Kaylie, Kalee, Halie,and Hayleigh.
Seriously, in one class of 36 kids.  The stupid is on both sides of the racial divide.
 
2014-07-17 02:23:04 PM  

jst3p: Age of consent for Pennsylvania is 16.


I always made them wait until 19 when I lived there.
 
2014-07-17 02:23:14 PM  

tlars699: Trying to pull your arms away from behind your back, so you can put them up in front of your face, or stop your face from grinding into asphalt =/= fighting the police.

Defending your body from harm =/= fighting

It's pretty hard to resist instinct and just go limp and take it.


All correct, but the first example is the very definition of resisting arrest. And it will cause officers to use more force 100% of the time.
 
gja
2014-07-17 02:23:18 PM  

give me doughnuts: gja: Rincewind53: vernonFL: She was out after curfew, ran from police and resisted arrest.

Her mother should *also* be beaten for naming her daughter Merceedez.

Fun fact, curfew violation is a misdemeanor, meaning cops likely couldn't even  arrest her for it. Legally the most they could give her is a ticket.

Fun fact....you are wrong.

Misdeamenors are generally those offenses with a sentence of less than one year.
A violation of a municipal ordinance usually incurs a fine, much like a parking ticket.


::AHEM::, and I quote "....meaning cops likely couldn't even  arrest her for it. Legally the most they could give her is a ticket."
Police CAN arrest you for misdemeanors. This is a well documented fact.

'Like' a parking ticket is a gross over-generalization. Law matters, even if police ignore much of it.
 
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