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Topic subjectRE: who's responsible?
Topic URLhttp://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=22&topic_id=23618&mesg_id=23619
23619, RE: who's responsible?
Posted by guest, Thu Jul-20-00 03:05 AM
Now some >people, OKP's included, have stated
>that the police have a >responsibiliy to being professional. I >agree, but what about the
>accused? Does a person or >suspected criminal have the right >to just do what they >want without fear of retribution?

Of course people don't have the right to do what they want. That is precisely why the guy who was arrested and beat upon will now likely go to jail, regardless of whether he was beat after his arrest.

However, his actions do not serve to justify the beating he received. His "punishment" for resisting arrest, etc. is supposed to be jail time, not receiving kicks from a bunch of overagressive cops.