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Dash cam video shows Seattle police officer punching man in face
komonews.com ^ | Jan 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM PST Last Updated: Jan 4, 2013 at 5:22 | By Joel Moreno

Posted on 01/06/2013 9:02:43 AM PST by redreno

Dash cam video taken by an SPD squad car shows Issac Ocak taking sharp blows to the face while other officers held back his arms. (Warning: full video contains graphic language.) Ocak says he was brutally beaten by officers in December 2010 while shopping at Seattle's Westwood Village.

Once the police dash cam video surfaced, he enlisted the help of attorney James Egan.

"This officer is a bully with a badge," Egan said.

(Excerpt) Read more at komonews.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: badcopnodonut; govtabuse; police; standingarmy; tyranny; videocam

1 posted on 01/06/2013 9:02:54 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno

That is cowardice, not “bullying”.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 9:07:49 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: redreno
"This officer is a bully with a badge," Egan said.

The problem is that it seems that this kind of officer is the rule rather than the exception.

3 posted on 01/06/2013 9:08:09 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

The problem is that it seems that this kind of officer is the rule rather than the exception.

You’d think that after passing the police officer exam they d’bee smart enough to not do that on camera LOL


4 posted on 01/06/2013 9:17:17 AM PST by munin
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To: redreno

Stay away from the Seattle cops.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 9:26:12 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: munin

Roid rage replaces logical thinking.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 9:26:33 AM PST by wrench
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To: redreno

Maaany officers are combat reservists —there’s huge synergy between the roles. This is especially true in a time when we’re fighting a long, low-intensity war.

When a country fights a long, low-intensity war, it turns soldiers into cops, and cops into soldiers.

They come back from a place that seldom had a coherent set of laws, and the new insurgents are ordinary citizens.

Now that we have a Prez who will be sending the US military into 29 countries in Africa, that WILL trend will continue; the notion of having a neighborly exchange with street cops will eventually seem absurd.

Cops will be OCCUPIERS and ENEMIES.

Sad, huh...? It’s coming.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 9:34:18 AM PST by gaijin
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To: redreno

The video is clear.

The guy was biting the officers hand.

The officer immediately reacted to the bite by striking the biter to get him to release his hand.

The biter drew blood from the bite he inflicted.

Like I said, the video is clear.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 9:38:22 AM PST by Hulka
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To: redreno

There was no reason to punch, there were 3 other cops holding the guy.

They did it because they can, you could be next.

Is this guy a “peace officer” serving the public? Are any of them in the film clip?


9 posted on 01/06/2013 9:39:27 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: Gaffer

part of the 95% that give the other 5% a bad name


10 posted on 01/06/2013 9:45:37 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

Yes hulka, the video is clear. Three officers had the guy from behind when the 4th one grabbed him around the head for no apparent reason, inadvertently sticking his finger in the guys mouth. There was no reason for him to grab him like that at that time. If he didn’t, the bite doesn’t happen. Anyone sticks a finger in my mouth at any time for any reason, the finger gets bit, clean off if possible. That cop is a goon. Guaranteed this isn’t the first time he’s roughed someone beyond what is considered reasonable.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 10:01:18 AM PST by wny
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To: redreno

And all this time I thought the good voters of Seattle loved their union thug cops.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 10:04:47 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Hulka
You are obviously a cop apologist. One: the cop had no business sticking his hand over the guys mouth, actually it looks as if he actually stuck it inside the guys mouth. Two: the cops hand was out of the guys mouth after the first blow so why did he keep on hitting the guy? Three: the cop was wearing gloves so there is no way in hell the guy bit the cop hard enough to draw blood. There were three other cops holding this guy all they needed to do was handcuff him and toss him in a squad car. Why didn't they and why were they holding him and hitting him to begin with? What led up to that?

All of these officers should be fired.

13 posted on 01/06/2013 10:05:24 AM PST by calex59
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To: dainbramaged

isn’t pot legal there? this cop needs a big bag of weed.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 10:06:21 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: calex59
All of these officers should be fired.

In Seattle? Yeah, right.

15 posted on 01/06/2013 10:07:01 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Hulka

If they were “fishing” for information why was he bent over the hood of the car by what appears to be four officers and why was his nose being pushed severally upward when the bite occured? Even after the officer was bitten the guy was still under control, he appeared to be under control when his nose was being pushed upward. If the officer had not been doing that he probably would not have been bitten. Of course We haven’t seen all the exchange and it does appear they were probably dealing with a POS with a violent background but the only one the film shows out of control is the officer. The officers holding the “victim” are placed in a bad situation by the out of control officer because if they release him worse things can happen.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 10:09:52 AM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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To: Hulka
The guy was biting the officers hand.

Any particular reason the "officer" had his hand around his face since there were two other "officers" man handling him?

What particular laws were being broken that the innocent until proven man was treated like a criminal...

17 posted on 01/06/2013 10:16:09 AM PST by Popman
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To: Popman

That’s what I was wondering: how does one go from leaving your car at the curb with the engine running to having a cop’s finger in your mouth?


18 posted on 01/06/2013 10:24:43 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: Hulka

You’re incredible, Hulka.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 10:26:45 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Hulka
I see it your way - cops aren't always perfect but neither am I.

That said, I fear the imminent police state and not just because it will be populated using affirmative action.

20 posted on 01/06/2013 10:26:45 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: dainbramaged

“Stay away from the Seattle cops.”

Why limit this policy to just to the Seattle Cops? This is more the “norm” for LEO’s across the country. I am not worried about the “average citizen” being armed, but I sure as hell am when it comes to the cops. The average citizen isn’t a threat to anyone, but most cops are a threat to everyone around them because they know that the “just us system” will give them a pass if they kill someone.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 10:29:17 AM PST by vette6387
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To: redreno

I want to see the whole video.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 10:32:21 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: redreno
More and more of this is happening all across the nation as local law enforcement with the help of DHS move closer and closer to paramilitary forces.

This guy in no way, no how deserved to be assaulted by these officers like this. He was in full control of the officers at this point.

They could have tazed him or used pepper spray, they didn't have to beat the crap out of him.

How in the heck do you defend against something like this? Just wow! Wow!

23 posted on 01/06/2013 10:38:50 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: reefdiver

If your finger was being bitten off you would just calmly ask that the offender stop biting your hand, right?


25 posted on 01/06/2013 10:47:35 AM PST by willyd (Don't shoot, we're Republicans!)
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To: redreno

Watch the whole video, people. The perp parks his car and leaves it running in a no parking zone adjacent to a store. The police think he is \about to commit a crime or has already committed one. The police ask him to move the car and he in turn gives the police a bunch of lip. They run a check on the perp and find he has previously assaulted police officers. They first restrained him on the hood of the car, he fought back, and the incident escalated. Sure looks like justified force to me.

I know if a policeman asks me to move, I do it quickly, politely, and with no sass or lip to the officer. What’s so hard about that? It’s a pretty simple rule to live by and you can easily go an entire lifetime without an encounter such as seen on this video.


26 posted on 01/06/2013 10:55:10 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bmwcyle

There is a link to the full video just below the one shown on the site.


27 posted on 01/06/2013 10:59:21 AM PST by kaboom
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To: vette6387
Why limit this policy to just to the Seattle Cops?
Just due to personal experience growing up in the area. SPD has a long history of brutality, corruption and even murder. It goes back nearly a century.
28 posted on 01/06/2013 11:14:34 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: redreno

The guy probably deserved the Maglite Migraine. He failed to grovel quickly enough when ordered. Good thing he didn’t have his dog with him.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 11:20:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
The guy probably deserved the Maglite Migraine.

BONK!!!

I see the light now!

Thanks, CL, for the belly laugh! Happy New Year to you.

30 posted on 01/06/2013 11:25:18 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I know if a policeman asks me to move, I do it quickly, politely, and with no sass or lip to the officer.

{CL pats POF on the head} "Good boy/girl! Good! Now roll over! Shake! Good boy!"

31 posted on 01/06/2013 11:32:56 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Has worked better for me than screaming “You filthy pig!”

It’s your choice in life, buster. Playing by the rules often works. Please explain how many times have you actually assaulted an officer during a routine stop and describe in detail the outcome of the encounter.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 11:35:59 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: exit82

Oh, hi exit82! Merry New Year to you too!

I heard that line about the migraine from an ex-cop on another thread a few years ago. He was using the term approvingly, with warm memories still fresh from the carefree days with the boys on the watch. Boys will be boys and all....


33 posted on 01/06/2013 11:39:01 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: willyd

If he had 1/2 a brain in his head, his finger would have never been in there in the first place. If you’re a machinist, would you stick your finger into a spinning lathe? If you’re an electrician, would you stick your hand into a hot circuit-breaker panel?

Then why the heck did this cop put his and anywhere *near* the perp’s head when he’s already well under control? It’s common sense.


34 posted on 01/06/2013 11:45:07 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Has worked better for me than screaming “You filthy pig!”

Oops! False Dichotomy. You are saying I don't want extreme "A" but will accept the opposite equally extreme "B." You not only lost the argument, but lost your right to argue with me. You may document this loss of a simple argument for your friends if you wish, you have my permission. You're welcome.

35 posted on 01/06/2013 11:56:52 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: redreno

I don’t want to watch 42 minutes, where is the assault by the copper


36 posted on 01/06/2013 12:40:00 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PUGACHEV

“That’s what I was wondering: how does one go from leaving your car at the curb with the engine running to having a cop’s finger in your mouth?”

That civilian was fortunate - the Jack Boots didn’t put something (or some part of their body) somewhere else on the civilians body. All too many cops have been found to have abused civilians with broom sticks, ad nauseam.


37 posted on 01/06/2013 12:42:18 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Hulka

Having watched the full video to the point where the altercation is taken out of screen, I agree with you. The police seem justified in handcuffing the perpetrator who is clearly resisting, with several grabs at the guy’s face by more than one officer within the heat of the altercation. And I concer with the officer whose finger(s)was (were) clearly being bitten by the offender.

It seems like a clean bust to me.


38 posted on 01/06/2013 1:30:55 PM PST by onedoug
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Lickspittle.


39 posted on 01/06/2013 1:39:51 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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