Skip to comments.Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his.
Posted on 01/14/2017 2:03:27 PM PST by Trump20162020
Pinned to the ground by officers who kneed and struck him, Lawrence Crosby screamed whatever he could think of to convince them that he was a law-abiding PhD student, not a violent car thief.
This is my vehicle, sir, he said, his voice captured by the dashboard-camera video. I have evidence. . . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.
It wasnt enough. The officers placed him in handcuffs in the driveway of a church, two blocks from the police station in Evanston, Ill.
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Seems the reaction from the police was a little overboard. He seemed to be cooperating.
I know the Washington Post will enjoy this one. It’s more gas they can throw on the fire.
When I was younger lad, the police would stop me when things didn’t look right. No one screamed racism...
But something was wrong with the molding on his car, so he pulled out a metal bar to try to fix the strip on the roof, he says on the video.
A woman passing by saw him a black man, wearing a hoodie, with some kind of bar pressed up against a car
“Lawrence Crosby screamed whatever he could think of ... “
In my numerous decades of living, I’ve found screaming at cops always helps when things aren’t going your way.
Need to hear the full story, because of the set ups and faux hate crimes concocted by the loonie left. Here is the thing the police were responding to a CALL. If they pulled him over or found him and he was not cooperating then yea, they’re gonna put him on the ground. What’s so hard to understand about cooperate to certain people?
okay maybe. still sounds weird.
I'm willing to bet that the cops perjured themselves on the arrest report and the videos (especially the victim's since it is much harder to make disappear) is the only thing which saved him.
He begins to explain, but the officers order him to keep his hands up. Others scream at him to get on the ground.
Nice. Give contradictory orders so that no matter what he does he is disobeying and resisting arrest.
With more videos of actual police actions being shows - and not just those approved of by their public relations departments and lawyers - I have less and less respect for police. It is best to record every interaction with them, just in case.
I wish the Washington Post were as eager to publish all the information about incidents like Brown and even Martin, so that the public could understand. That’s what their job is after all.
In this instance I think the officers over-reacted.
It would have been simple to talk to the guy for a minute and determine what was going on.
I do not recommend anyone get out of the car unless directed to do so. Keep your hands on the top of the steering wheel and comply with questioning and directives.
A few simple questions and answers could have resolve this situation in under five minutes.
Law abiding Blacks should be treated with respect. This guy is doing what Blacks should do, and I don’t like seeing him rousted like this.
If I did, I would think I deserved the same treatment. I don’t.
By the time they went up to his car, they should have known who owned the vehicle. Simply have him produce ID and let him go.
The Liberal Media will portray the police as being racist and evil. They will also ignore the woman who called 911, because that would explain why the police acted as they did.
Not defending the police...but a common denominator in alot of these situations is the driver opens the door and gets out of the car...in my experience, the police much prefer you sit still.
I have less and less respect for doctors. Baby butchers ALL.
Im cooperating. Im cooperating, Crosby replies.
Ah, yes, the old yell "Stop resisting!" at the citizen while you beat him to jelly, ploy.
If the police would stop providing the gas there would be nothing to throw on the fire. Where is the justification in any of this?
Evanston was heavily Republican in voter identification from the time of the Civil War up to the 1960s. Nixon carried Evanston in the 1968 presidential election. The city began trending Democratic and now almost exclusively identifies with candidates affiliated with the Democratic Party in elections on all levels of government.
In the 2004 presidential election, Democratic candidate John Kerry won 82% of Evanston’s vote. His Republican opponent and the nationwide winner, President George W. Bush, only won 17% of the vote in Evanston. In 2008, Democrat Barack Obama won approximately 87% of the vote in Evanston over Republican Senator John McCain.
Did any of them knock you to the ground and smack you around?
I agree with the police 90%+ of the time. This time I do not.
I can also understand how things can quickly get out of hand. Police telling him to keep his hands up and others telling him to get on the ground.
I can understand the driver/victim being confused. If I had that many police holding guns pointed at me, yelling, and blue lights flashing in my face, I would be disoriented too.
Where is the justification in any of this?
You won’t get it form me.
If I chose to be jackass...
The city is entirely Rat Run. If Republicans ran Evanston, this would be the top story on the news.
Or, in this case, even if you didn't.
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