If you resist arrest... It DOESN'T MATTER if you have Dementia, or anything else. To resist arrest is to show disdain and/or disregard of those RESPONSIBLE to keep the peace. It doesn't MATTER if you weigh 80, or 400lbs. Once you present yourself in a combative manner YOU WILL BE TREATED accordingly. An 80lbs Grandma is just as capable of pulling a gun, or knife of a Cop as anyone else.
Sick up to my Goddamn ears with every armchair quarterback in the country second-guessing Cops.
@Mikkall So the jailhouse video of them laughing about how they dislocated her arm, even saying “wait for the pop” and not getting her medical treatment for over 6 hours, is okay with you? I’m sorry but if that were my mom or grandma, I’d be livid. And you have to be pretty stupid to not know an elderly person with dementia when you come across one. All you have to do is take a few minutes and talk to them. Smh
@EarlThePearls @Mongo3804 @Mikkall He seems nice. My son is a sergeant with the sheriffs office. He has worked in the jail for 16 years. I can assure you our sheriff would have frog marched those officers out in front of the cameras himself. I’ve seen him do it. It wasn’t so much the arrest, IF the break was accidental. It was their crass behavior afterwards.
@EarlThePearls @Mongo3804 @Mikkall Ive only read one article and it talked about the officers behavior once they got to the jail. You take somebody into your custody you become responsible for the health and well being. Incidentally, our county jail was the first one in the show 60 Days In and my son was in a couple of episodes. The sheriff did the show to root out bad elements.
@EarlThePearls @Mongo3804 @Mikkall As the mother of a son in LE, there are good and bad. My older son also used to work there. But one night an inmate hung himself & he had to hold him up while frantically looking for something to cut him down. The inmate survived but my son still has nightmares because he felt so helpless. He left to work elsewhere. My younger son has ministered to many inmates trying to get them to turn their lives around. He tells them “respect me & I’ll respect you.
@Mikkall closing psychiatric hospitals has had huge impacts upon society.
Homeless are mentally ill and self medicating.
Self medicating mentally ill are littering the streets when they should be in a HOSPITAL.
Mentally ill needing police intervention need to be in a HOSPITAL not jail.
Suicidal mentally ill too chicken to kill themselves find suicide by cop faster and better than bridge jumping or stepping out to kiss a mack truck on the interstate.
Unsupervised mentally ill = bad outcomes.
@Mikkall this statement might be insulting to professional law enforcement officers who are capable of threat assessment. This is not a comment on the particular situation that has you angry, but officers use those skills every day and successfully deal with unruly subjects using minimal force. If they didn't, there would be so many more events for people to armchair quarterback.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.