Philly Transit Police Chief Surprised Witnesses did not call 911 to Report Cop getting Beat up

Philadelphia transit police are upset that people witnessing an officer getting beat up by an alleged fare jumper inside the subway system just stood by and watched without calling 911, including one person who pulled out a phone to video record the altercation.

Perhaps this was just a result of apathetic people expecting somebody else to take charge or maybe a deeper issue of the growing divisiveness we’ve seen between police officers and citizens that has surfaced over the last few years because online videos.

It’s impossible to tell without interviewing the actual witnesses but it’s a little surprising to hear the outraged response from the police chief when cops in this country have done nothing but create an us vs them mentality between cops and citizens.

This is evident by reading many of the comments in The Blaze’s article:

Personally, unless I knew a cop personally and he happened to be a real upstanding guy; I’d let him get beat up for a while. It serves all of them right for violating their oaths of office and violating the people whom they are supposed to be the servants of. I was raised to think well of the police. They came to my school and seemed like “nice guys” who were there for my protection. However, it is blatantly obvious that that has all been a ruse and that the police are just another arm of the gov’t seeking to fleece the public and indoctrinate us into total control.

Answer me this. Why is it that a man who tries to defend himself from a trained canine that tries to bite his throat, and ends up killing the dog; is charged with assault of a police officer or murder? Yet, when a swat team breaks into your home in the middle of the night to issue a search warrant (for suspicious saran wrap in your car, yes, it can be that innocuous), it is their SOP to shoot and kill any and all dogs in the home to ensure the “safety” of the officers involved?


you reap what you sew and the police have brought this upon themselves by their abusive unconstitutional actions over the past few years. they have maced, tased, assaulted, beaten, shot and even MURDERED innocent, unarmed men/women and children.
the worm is turning! and you ignored our pleas to uphold your oaths of office..


Figure it out cops, this is the future that I have been waiting for. You have intimidated and harrassed us long enough, NO OE cares if you get the crap beat out of you


I was raised to respect cops, and until about 5 years ago I did…but this quote right here, “until they determin otherwise” from you is my biggest problem…the fact is, our founding fathers would be APPALLED at the police state we have allowed to form. Having ANY local police force AT ALL outside a lone sheriff is flat out unconstitutional. You don’t get to determine when force escalates, YOU don’t get to say, “they determined otherwise”…stop STEALING my tax money and go get a real job. EVERY act of aggression you commit against a citizen is an act of tyranny and oppression.


In the past I would have automatically helped the officer but after three officers stormed my business pointing guns at me only to find out they had the wrong address, I would definitely want to know the situation and if the punk was in uniform or if it was the other guy!


I have to go to the last week when a man at a school board meeting was(in my eyes) accosted by a “cop” not only was the whole thing way over the top the “cop” piled on felony charges that would have placed a man railing against the frustration of not being able to control the wishes of the liberal mind set. And even the arrest was not valid.
A true LEO would have left him do his thing as he was not violent and moved him out in a respectful manner and handled it outside by just having him leave.
That cop I would love to have been in this situation.
Problem is that perp, had I been there, would have had a weapon pointed at him – am not going to allow a human like him or not be beat.


GOODSTUFF, I don’t hate cops, I just don’t trust them anymore, even my own brother in law & cousin that are cops. The way they are being trained these days by the progressives, militarizing their forces, we freedom loving, constitution abiding, conservative, libertarian, returning veteran, hard working americans are their enemy.

The comments go on and on and reveal a serious distrust and disregard for police officers in general, mainly because of personal experiences or videos they have seen.

I admit I would be the one video recording, not necessarily because I wouldn’t want to help the cop, but because pulling out my camera and recording is very instinctive for me, while dialing 911 is anything but.

In fact, my instinct is to avoid calling 911 at all costs because I don’t trust police enough not to turn me into a suspect when they arrive, which we have seen happen numerous times in the past.

And judging by the comments in the Blaze’s article as well as My Fox Philly, which originally reported the story, I am not alone in that sentiment.

And it’s unfortunate we feel this way because most of us are law-abiding citizens who would not physically fight a police officer.

We just no longer assume they are the good guys when we see them physically fighting a citizen.

About Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.

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  • Rob

    Everybody gets their comeuppance. Even the cops.

  • Ryan French

    I would help as long as it weren’t one of the officers who’ve been jackasses to me in the past when I’m shooting news video. Police departments shouldn’t be appalled by citizens not wanting to get involved. Perhaps it’s time for them to do some research on why that is.

    Does PA have a law about citizens refusing to assist the police? If this were in FL, the witnesses could face charges for not intervening or at least calling 911.

    • gwhosubex

      Threaten everyone with prison for everything!
      Pointing guns (coercion) at people is jut a fine, moral, and efficacious system, yup.

    • Paschn

      Then I am glad I moved out of Fla. Leave the helping to the badge-lickers trying to scream by action.. “LOOK AT ME! I AM JOE CITIZEN! There’s one and only one class of civil servant I’ll ever help and that’s a fireman, any fireman or EMT. Cop? Seriously, I wouldn’t piss on a U.S. KGB if he were screaming and burning alive! Here’s why;
      Remember the Kelly Thomas’ and let ’em BURN!

      • Cindy

        I don’t know about EMT’s either. In Texas, they EMT’s to do forced blood draws.

        • Difdi

          The funny thing about warrants is they make normally illegal things legal.

          If police do not need a warrant to do something, then it wouldn’t be illegal for anyone else to do either.

          About the only thing police can do that a private citizen could not, legally speaking, is advance towards trouble and pick a fight with it…and still be able to claim self-defense. Everything else police can do can also be done by the citizens as a whole, if laws were to be administered equally (biased, lopsided enforcement is the reality, however).

    • $910553

      Then they better expect dead pigs here in Florida.

    • crazyassmofo

      Once arrested for not assisting I would testify that I thought that they were gay lovers and I did not wish to get intimate with their public rough stuff.

      • $910553

        Either that or say you thought it was an undercover cop subduing an individual in a fake uniform…

        • crazyassmofo

          I thought it was two Muslims fighting over a severed clitoris.

      • Difdi

        A better angle of attack would be to use this phrase: “Since I have no special relationship to the officer in question, I felt no obligation to intervene in his individual defense.”

        The cops can’t beat that as a legal defense without overturning a SCOTUS decision that shields police from liability, by creating a precedent that some sort of special relationship DOES exist between police and random citizens.

    • Proud GrandPa

      I would help as long as it weren’t one of the officers who’ve been jackasses to me in the past when I’m shooting news video
      Well atleast that is judging each officer individually for his own actions. Glad you would help good cops.
      I would be willing to help even a cops who had harmed me. I can forgive.

      • crazyassmofo

        Never said nor implied I would ever help cops.
        They lie, steal and kill.
        No thanks, I remain silent and continue on my way.

      • Ryan French

        I’ve learned not to let a few negative experiences base on how I treat other officers. I grew up around law enforcement and I was a police dispatcher for some time. Like with every job, there are the ***holes and there are those who are not. Everyone as an individual gets my respect until they give me a reason not to. I will say there are clearly many problems in law enforcement that need to be addressed.

    • D.B

      I would just have said I didn’t want to get involved in a domestic dispute.

    • Difdi

      Is that a general good samaritan law in Florida or is it specific to aiding police? If the former, then police can’t stand idly by either…if the latter, it needs to be repealed ASAP.

      The latter case could create a situation where a citizen must aid a cop, but once involved, could be abandoned by the cop and the cop would have no liability.

      • Ryan French

        Here’s the text, I haven’t heard anyone being charged with it.
        843.06 Neglect or refusal to aid peace officers.—Whoever,
        being required in the name of the state by any officer of the Florida
        Highway Patrol, police officer, beverage enforcement agent, or watchman,
        neglects or refuses to assist him or her in the execution of his or her
        office in a criminal case, or in the preservation of the peace, or the
        apprehending or securing of any person for a breach of the peace, or in
        case of the rescue or escape of a person arrested upon civil process,
        shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as
        provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

        • Difdi

          That seems to be a disobeying an order statute, not a mandatory good samaritan law. The key hrase is ‘being required in the name of the state by any officer’.

          You cannot be required in the name of the state until the officer asks you to help him. Otherwise you’d be obligated to jump into any arrest you witnessed to aid the officers.

          • Ryan French

            Thanks for the clarification.

  • rick

    There is an ugliness in violence towards a person and we should beware when we begin making exceptions for it.

  • Lawrence Wolfe

    I personally see the Police have gotten out of hand as has the Police state. Our Bill of Rights are being destroyed and the govt is no longer to be trusted with anything and that includes most of their agents. The FBI, CIA, NSA etc are entirely infiltrated evil entities that need dismantling and eliminated.

    • John Redman

      The “bill of rights” is the problem. The only liberties that need protecting are Property Rights (because they encompass all others) and Due Process (which define the ONLY way of restricting rights. Clue: it isn’t by legislation). I otherwise endorse LW’s post.

      John Boanerges pain in the ass Redman, thank you

      • Difdi

        No, the problem is the fact that governments HATE the idea that there are things they cannot do, react to such areas as damaged, and over time act to “repair” that damage.

        Bureaucracies will expand to fill any gaps, and the Bill of Rights was an attempt to fill in those gaps ahead of time with rights.

        The problem with the Bill is linguistic drift, not that it’s a bad idea altogether. The Bill was clear and explicitly, even painfully blunt by the standards of the day, but is now vague and indirect,allowing governments to debate actual meanings that were never originally in doubt.

        Without the Bill, the government overreach would have started far sooner, and gone much further by now than it has. Your fantasies have no more basis in reality than the people who think banning guns will end crime.

        • John Redman

          The problem is some people are and were imbued with your fantasies. Lysander Spooner put paid to the lie of the U.S. Constitution. Otherwise, you are correct.

          • starchild

            Clearly the U.S. Constitution is not a perfect document, as Spooner pointed out, but if it were being followed, freedom in America would be in a much healthier condition than it is.

          • Difdi

            Better my fantasies of utopia than yours of dystopia. Your view of how rights should work ignores the realities of human nature and government mission creep. It wouldn’t work the way you wish it would.

          • John Redman

            You are of the group that labels voluntarism with “chaos”. The ‘mission creep’ you mention is what is proven to result in CHAOS, though. There are 80,000 pages of federal laws, rules and diktats that ‘make’ every adult “commit” several federal crimes each day. I call that dystopia writ large. I am certain, since there was a contemporary group that opposed a “bill of rights”, that it always meant to be a placebo. Certainly hamilton thought so. As for when I get arrested, I ALWAYS put forth the defenses of Property and Due Process. Works for me.

          • Difdi

            Funny how you know me so “well” by being completely wrong in every regard.

            Your way doesn’t lead to chaos or anarchy, it leads to a few wealthy individuals who have legally unassailable ownership of the rest of the population, perfectly clean manor houses surrounded (out of sight of course) by toxic wastelands where the slaves live.

            You cannot maximize property ownership without conferring ALL ownership rights — if interfering with property in any way is bad, then you cannot tell someone how to use their property or not use it.

            If you have all rights of self-ownership, you could sell yourself into indenture or even slavery. Do you own minor children too or are their property rights also sovereign? If the former, they could be sold; if the latter, you cannot give them orders.

            If everyone has sovereign property rights, the alternatives to your neighbor building a rendering plant just across the property line from your flower garden pretty much comes down to violating his sovereignty one way or another — either get the government to do so for you (in which case property rights cannot be as absolute as you envision) or by force of arms, your slave army and/or mercenaries against his and may the best despot win.

            Without protected rights that even a misguided individual cannot waive, freedom belongs only to the rich.

          • John Redman

            I am assured that you can prove that “it” would lead to a few wealthy individuals…”, otherwise bilgewater.
            2nd par, correct in the sensible parts,”cannot give them orders? more bilgewater.

            3rd par,, the alternative is to sell your property to another of his competitors. Houston, TX has no zoning and gets along fine w/o it.
            4th par – BW.

          • Difdi

            Where do you suppose kings came from in the first place?

          • John Redman

            And the relevance? It seems that this line of argumentation is ‘throw shit on the wall and something is sure to stick’, well, even if it does ‘stick’ with idiots, it is still ‘shit’, yes? refer to Mr. Spooner. You, too, erbmon

          • Difdi

            If you’re that poorly educated on how human nature and governance interact, I’m probably wasting my time.

            But which do you suppose is more likely, the Flying Spaghetti Monster created entire monarchies with his noodly appendage, or that one guy with a lot of charisma got a bunch of people equal to him to voluntarily obey and follow him and built from there?

            Some people will happily trade all sorts of freedoms for someone who will tell them that giving up their sovereignty is the right thing to do. Many of those people are willing to commit violence at the asking of their leader. How long will your individual voluntaryism last in the face of a warlord and his army?

          • John Redman

            Two paragraphs of nonsense followed by erudite truth, I’m nonplussed. JUST finished re-watching Hopscotch (prolly 20th time) and Ned Beaty did FINE job as fool, Walter and Glenda were superb. Highly recommend. How long, indeed. I know that I’ll defend my liberty. Look up III plus one. I am there.

          • Difdi

            Yup, I’m wasting my time. You’re not arguing politics, you’re arguing religion. There’s no chance of logically arguing with someone who is arguing about their personal religious faith, not facts. No matter what I say, you’ll dismiss it as nonsense because it disagrees with your religious faith.

            The more solidly I make a point, the more desperately you’ll dismiss it.

          • John Redman

            You are wasting your own time, not me. Go to Hell all by yourself.

          • Difdi

            I had hoped to dissuade you from your good-intention paved path, but your mind is closed. Zealots are rarely allowed to think about what they’re doing, after all.

            Your fantasies of how the world works and how it should work have no basis in reality. Thankfully for us all, your chances of dragging the nation into the Hell you misidentify as a Heaven are slim and none.

          • John Redman

            Difdi, you are acting like a committed statist. I am puzzled by the posts you have attached to mine. They are not related. Is THIS (If you’re that poorly educated on how human nature and governance interact, I’m probably wasting my time.) a “point” you were making? Is THIS (Where do you suppose kings came from in the first place?)?

      • erbmon

        The Bill of Rights if just fine the way it is. Maybe if you were literate and knew what it even said….

        • John Redman

          You, too, erbmon

      • Joe

        What is the state’s domestic army, if not an armed body to protect bourgeois property rights? -_-

        • John Redman

          It is good that you brought up that point. I view that unconstitutional group of thugs as most closely corresponding to Rome’s Praetorian Guard. They are criminals protecting the criminal elites who are scared to death of them so they give them more and more power and toys to keep them from the doors of the elites. If you think they are ‘protecting’ property rights, why are you holding drivers licenses, pistol permits, occupational licenses, building permits, zoning laws, drug prescriptions, property taxes, and tens of thousands of restrictions and outright abolishments of property rights? I think that you will now agree that “protect (ing) bourgeois property rights” is not what “they” are doing. Just sayin’

    • Gavin

      Is English your second language? It’s OK if is.

      • Gavin

        You, ? Are we always going to the states where are less pigs.

        • Lawrence Wolfe

          Is there a reason why you make no sense? Writing is not difficult regardless of linguistic abilities. Simply apply yourself.

      • Lawrence Wolfe

        Huh? And, perhaps staying on subject would be best.

  • Joel Turner

    Sic semper tyrannis is a Latin phrase meaning “thus, always, to tyrants.”

    • n4zhg

      And it just happens to the the state motto of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

      • Faze

        Ah… Virginia… A state with a government far older than the federal government, for more efficient and representative too… But it has been rather beaten down by the government so many times that it is now more comparable to an abused child…

  • Ray186

    for what? So the police while responding in such a high level of
    intensity can maim or kill 3 or 4 innocent bystanders? This is what
    happens when when you are the biggest bully. People stand around
    watching you get your ass whipped, inwardly cheering at your fate.

  • Tim in SF

    I love you, Carlos, and I love the work you do. But if you continue posting and quoting from Glen Beck’s website The Blaze, I’m afraid I’m going to have to take you out of my RSS feed. That’s simply not a trustworthy source of information.

    • Carlos_Miller

      The Blaze has featured my stories and/or has interviewed me several times over the last two years, so I find them to be very supportive of police accountability, much more than I can say about many “trustworthy” news sites.

      This shouldn’t have anything to do with your personal dislike for Glenn Beck

      • jcfromnj

        I guess you take your support where ever you can get it. Not a big Glenn Beck fan, but he has gotten the word out and posted video’s on his site. I just hope that he will come on board and lend support using his platform…..

      • crazyassmofo

        I would be interested in knowing from Tim in SF a list of three trustworthy sources of information.

        • Proud GrandPa

          I like Glenn Beck, Matt Drudge, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and the great Rush Limbaugh. What are Tim’s three favorite news sources? Let’s see… Village Voice, Pravda, and mainstream media.

          • Mark Olish

            You have just confirmed every preconceived idea I’ve ever had about you.

          • crazyassmofo

            Glenn Beck is a dough-faced douche especially with his fake crying and his whining, sniveling and smarmy mannerisms.

          • IcedTeaParty

            Glenn Beck is not pro-cop. He routinely exposes the corruption that you conveniently ignore or defend.

            Matt Drudge presents the information and lets the citizen sort it out.

            O’Reilly is for people who can’t think for themselves, and Sean Hannity doesn’t have an original idea. I’m watching him right now and he’s having a ‘hard hitting interview’ with that idiot Suzanne Somers. A real intellect.

          • WithinThisMind

            That explains why you have such an allergy to truth.

    • Difdi

      A key sign of intellectual dishonesty is a refusal to perceive truth based on who says it, rather than what is said.

  • Kerwin White

    As a American I do not mind punching a foreigner in uniform pretending to be a American police officer.. Should have read that oath of office.. FOREIGN RELATIONS, what that means when they take the oath of office they forfeit Their American National and now are foreign meaning UNITED NATION Employee On the American soil…

    Note: Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 11.

    Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to
    any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the
    United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects
    of any Foreign State.

    Can you say [TREASON]

    12 USC 95(b) refers to the authority granted in the Act of October 6,
    1917 (a/k/a The Trading with the Enemy Act or War Powers Act) which was
    “An Act to define, regulate, and punish trading with the enemy, and for
    other purposes”.

    This Act originally excluded citizens of the
    United States, but in the Act of March 9, 1933, Section 2 amended this
    to include “any person within the United States or any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof”.

    It was here that every American citizen literally became an enemy to the United States government under declaration.

    Title 8 USC 1481 states once an oath of office is taken, citizenship is
    relinquished, thus one becomes a foreign entity, agency, or state. That
    means every public office is a foreign state, including all political
    subdivisions. ( i.e. every single court is considered a separate foreign
    entity )

    That the Oath of Office – Title 5 USC 331, 332, 333
    backed up by Title 22 CFR Foreign Relations 92.12 – 92.31 and Title 8
    USC, section 1481 – the public official relinquishes his national
    citizenship and are thus foreign agents as stipulated under Title 22
    USC, chapter 11, section 611, loss of national citizenship – Public
    officials are no longer US Citizens, but rather are foreign agents UNDER
    THE UNITED NATIONS and must register as such.

    That the
    International Organization Immunities Act of 12-9-1945 – – Congress
    relinquished every public office over to the UN. Local governments up to
    the president fall under UN jurisdiction. Congress gave the UN the
    right to dictate what laws will be international & gave them the
    right to tax the States.

    That the International Reorganization
    Rescind Act- Congress put this into form but they never took action to
    rescind the act. Fairly recently an Ohio judge filed suit claiming that
    Congress did not have the right to relinquish government authority over
    to the UN (a corporation or foreign country) and that the Congressional
    act was a constitutional violation because they didn’t put it to the
    States or the people to agree on it. In 2005 the US Supreme court
    declined to hear the case therefore all public offices are under UN
    jurisdiction & they are not American Citizens.

    The 11th Amendment states “The Judicial power of the United States shall
    not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or
    prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another
    State, or by Citizens or Subjects of a Foreign State.” ( A foreign
    entity, agency, or state cannot bring any suit against a United States

    • gomurr

      That the Oath of Office – Title 5 USC 331, 332, 333
      backed up by Title 22 CFR Foreign Relations 92.12 – 92.31 and Title 8….
      The Council on Foreign Relations is not a government agency…..although they seem to believe they are…….and has no legal standing to “back up” anything. The only power they have, as well as the UN, is what the people of this country have (mostly) unwittingly given them. As far as I’m concerned, they can all take a hike.

  • Sticky Glue

    A few months ago after shopping at a hardware store I arrived at my house. Immediately my gardeners started yelling that the police were at my house looking for me. I shrugged my shoulders ( no tickets for over 20 years, never any criminal or civil charges) and went into my house. I noticed my steel security front door had a large ding in it so I checked my video camera mounted above the door. The camera was recommended by the police. Well well well….the video clearly showed a police officer with his gun pointed at my door and he was hitting the door with a large metal baton yelling at whoever in the house ( no one was in the house) to come out. The cop walked away and returned 5 minutes later and was standing as if to attack in a very aggressive attack stance about 15 feet from my door. He walked away again. So I walked outside and noticed a cop car parked about three houses away. I walked up to the policeman and gave my name and address and told him my gardeners said he was looking for me and knocking on my door. The cop was very nasty and told me to “mind my own business” HE ATTACKED MY HOUSE AND DAMAGED my steel front door. He advised me that I was WRONG and that he DID NOT knock on my door or look for anyone at my house. I rechecked the video… YUP HE WAS A LIAR…WITH NO REASON TO LIE…other than he had “Authoritah and a gun and a badge”. I walkewd home, locked the door and called the Police and asked for the Watch Commander about an urgent issue concerning one of his cops. I explained what happened and he was very upset—about the cops behavior. He said he was apologizing for the cops behavior. I asked him abiout who was going to repair or replace my front door…no response other than I will send him over to apologize. I reminded the Watch Commander that I am retired and frequently get called for Jury Duty. What am I going to think, when in the past I always thought that a Policeman’s testimony was THE TRUTH and was FACTUAL. NO MORE…the next time I am on Jury Duty I will think about the lying and the mangled door from this experience. I hate to let a suspect get found not guilty, but you leave me NO CHOICE. Tell this to the crazy cop…all the work to arrest bad guys and good guys on juries like me may never find them guilty. cop crimes have got to stop. It is a cop vs everyone else atmosphere that they helped create. The cop should have been fired on the spot and the state should flag him as unacceptable to work as a cop. The most that will happen is he might get a medal for “combat with my door”.

    • Mark Olish

      ” I hate to let a suspect get found not guilty, but you leave me NO CHOICE ”

      Your attitude helped cause the problem . Authoritarian automatic guilty vote simply because someone was ACCUSED of a crime? Congratulations ! YOU were suspected this time and got exactly what you’ve been dishing out for years.It’s because of people like you that America holds 25% of the worlds prisoners with only 5% of the worlds population. Karma works.

      • CountingBlessings

        Couldn’t agree more, Mark. Doesn’t it go something like this – ”innocent until PROVEN guilty”? smh…

        • Jonathan

          it does

        • EJ Belton

          Guys, STICKY GLUE never said he didn’t look for proof while on jury duty. He simply said that he always took a policeman’s testimony to be true. Most juries accept police testimony to be true. To do otherwise is to question faith in the entire system.

          But on the other hand, maybe our entire system does need to be questioned.

          • Angelo jamaica

            I questioned it and now my case it at the supreme court because of 4 cops. I agree with sticky glue. The police state and lying has got to stop and its up to us. It will cost us but hey let it begin. I actually have taken up recording cops I have seen personally how they cover for each other.

          • CJS

            My ex wife has schizophrenia, one night she woke up, called the police and told them that I was trying to kill he since that is what she thought was happening in her delusion. I calmly told them of the situation and showed them documentation of her condition, yet the police arrested me of domestic disorderly anyway. well the charges were dropped and the police dpt. was scolded by child protective services for how they handled the situation since our kids were left with my ex while having a schizophrenic episode. anyway, when I read the police report I was appalled by how biased, and how they exaggerated the truth and what I had told them, to make me look like a horrible abusive man. I don’t know of anyone who can be married to a person with extreme mental illness for 10 years and have an abusive personality. So, you can’t believe the police much since their job is to give the D.A. what they need for a conviction even if it is all lies.

          • starchild

            Sadly you are right. But blame also the activists who have pressured authorities into making “domestic violence” a highly political crime — some departments have an informal policy that when there is a DV call, they *must* make an arrest (see e.g. ).

          • Difdi

            I used to share rent on a house with two other men. One of them was gay, and all of us had guests from time to time (occasionally even overnight guests, heh).

            The gay guy went through a series of boyfriends, and one of them was a total asshole. The asshole was a heterophobe, and repeatedly tried to pick fights with those of us in the house who were not gay. He never threw the first punch, instead trying to goad others into doing so.

            One night, he picked me for his fight picking attempt. That time, he didn’t take no for an answer and started swinging. The guy had no formal training, and I had 50lbs and 8 inches on him, and years of martial arts training. The fight went about how you’d expect, I didn’t even have to injure him to put him down.

            Gay-guy FREAKED. His boyfriend trying to fight his housemates was funny to him, but his boyfriend losing was intolerable, so he called 911 and told lies about who started it and that I was out of control and he needed lots of cops there NOW.

            By the time the cops arrived, the boyfriend was long gone, but police policy said someone had to leave or be arrested for DV. Even though the guy who punched me was no longer there, I essentially got kicked out of my own home for several days due to DV policies. The cops figured out what had happened quickly (the guy who punched me was ‘known’ to the police for doing things like that) but the rules were the rules and policy was policy.

            No due process, just a 3 day trespass notice and I was effectively evicted from my own leased home for being the victim of an assault.

      • Matt H. Facespace

        the war on drugs/prohibition is provable the biggest creator of that. There are some LEO who are against prohibition and thats great. But the reality is most are for it and not because they want to get bad guys, but because they know the drug war funds all their new military style fancy toys that they now need to fight the criminals that their failed policy created.

        • starchild

          And even when they don’t “need” the military gear, strictly speaking, it’s cool to have it. Sometimes police, judges, prosecutors, etc., also get a cut of cash, cars, and other items seized from suspects (not necessarily people who have been convicted of anything). Billions of dollars a year in property is stolen by the authorities this way every year. Burden of proof is on the victim to prove their property wasn’t involved in a crime. It’s a hassle, and hard to prove a negative, so many people never get their property back. Radley Balko has done good reporting on this (see e.g.–the-perverse-incentives-of-civil-forfeiture-517895336 ).

      • Sticky Glue

        Up until this experience I had no reason to doubt the supposedly “objective” or “factual” answers given by a cop on the witness stand. I am now educated– by a cop—the hard way. THEY LIED when there was NO reason to LIE.

        Like my momma said, LIe to me once shame on you — Lie to me twice Shame on ME.

        So when a cops lips start moving I do not know if it is the truth or a lie. This makes me have “reasonable doubt” which translates to a verdict for the alleged criminal as NOT GUILTY — OR better yet INNOCENT! What REALLY happened? Did the cop lie because he wanted a promotion? or did he lie for another reason? Maybe the cop told the truth but how can I know, if they can lie so convincingly to me? Therefore: REASONABLE DOUBT results in a NOT GUILTY.

        • $910553

          It’s called “testilying”. Because “perjury” sounds so bad. Prosecutors and judges, who benefit from it, estimate that 20 to 50 percent of testimony and evidence by “Law Enforcement” in trials is “testilying”.

          “The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God?” If it’s a “Law Enforcement” officer, not hardly!

          • Sticky Glue

            I recently talked to an old acquaintance of mine and learned he was a retired Highway Patrol Supervisor. HE advised me that cops lie all the time. He went on with several personal accounts but one of them I will share here. He said he was once assigned to a rural area that had an increase in crime reports. His Commander warned him that he did not like to see an increase in reported crime in his beat area. So my old buddy told me he responded by providing each of his troopers with small battery powered vacuum cleaners. Each vacuum cleaner had a small cloth bag pre-loaded with “evidence”. He provided a vacuum with a green cloth bag bag that was loaded with evidence of soft drugs like marijuana and a red bag pre- loaded with cocaine powder, crack cocaine pieces and heroin powder. He advised his officers to target vehicles that had provocative bumper stickers or drivers with long hair plus a long list of other “signs” of a criminal. He told me he had arrested many “punks” over a few years and that he knew how to give them “Justice”. Some of these people may be still be in prison today! But the judges do not care and the prosecutors only want more stats so when they eventually run for an office as judge they look “hard on crime”. Many criminal court judges are ex prosecutors. Guess what they know about the system? Its rarely about justice and ALL all about EGO, careers, high paying jobs and benefits – PLUS the control they have over all us little peons who pay for this scam.

            I am no longer naiive about cop crimes. They taught me about what they really are criminals wearing badges and posing
            as ” To Protect and Serve” THEMSELVES FIRST. To hell with everyone else. .

          • chinda

            cops do the same things they arrest other ppl ( non cops) for. but, of course, they can get away with it

          • kraz

            I would bet every dollar I have that the percentage of law enforcement that “testily” in court is much higher than 50%. The lying starts even before it gets to court. During an arrest, cops will almost always add fake, additional charges to their victim. Resisting arrest is one of the most common. Assault on an officer is another one commonly used.They know they will always get away with it. Even with proof that a cop has lied, the worst that ever happens is they get a month of paid leave(vacation) at the taxpayers’ expense.

        • REY

          Lying is what they are trained to do, if we lie to a police officer it is a felony but if they lie to us they’re just doing there job and the supreme court has upheld that

      • starchild

        You have a valid point, but at least it sounds like “Sticky Glue” is waking up to the reality of authoritarian police abuse — let’s give him/her credit for that. Better late than never. Sometimes it takes a personal experience to bring the truth home to people.

    • Matt H. Facespace

      I know someone who was prosecuted and arrested and forced to settle and do community service for having an actual medical emergency while driving. He was charged with drunk driving….he had a seizure. Even after no alcohol was found i the blood supply. They won’t admit they are wrong, and know that the person lives on the other side of the country (they were driving through the town at the time on the way to the west coast) and doesnt have money for a fancy attorney. It seems everyone these days has a story like that. I know many good cops, just talked to a couple while at work today. But the good ones don’t seem to be able or willing to get rid of the bad…and too many good innocent people are being hurt or violated by them. This was inevitable. They made their own mess. Sad because a lot of good decent hard honest good working people are LEO.

      • Laura Wren

        There are no good cops and you’re kidding yourself if you think so. Edmund Burke said: ‘”All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.’ So if so called ‘good cops’ are doing nothing while they see ‘bad cops’ doing evil, it makes them just as evil, even more so in my book. In fact in my book cops should always be held to a higher standard.

        • Non of your business

          If your buddy helps murder someone and you help him conceal it, you can be charged with aiding and abetting. So the justice system is saying you are just as culpable as the murder, so the same should go for cops.

          • Difdi

            A good citizen, from a legal standpoint is one who does not break laws directly or indirectly as an accomplice or conspirator before or after the fact.

            A cop, on the other hand, is considered to be a good cop so long as he or she doesn’t commit direct crimes. Indirect crimes are usually ignored for most cops and even direct crimes can be ignored if the cop was following orders and policy (as if a policy to break the law DOESN’T make them a corrupt organization under the RICO Act!).

      • Nos

        You assume the cops were good that you talked to? They left and shot someone’s dog.

    • anon.

      you should have required that the officer personally apologize and that he personally pay for and personally repair the door. And if he refused, you would post the video of him with his name on youtube and share it with his family. I hate liars. We need to shame all psychopaths.

      as to the rest, others have said enough.

      • Difdi

        And then he would have been arrested and prosecuted for blackmailing a public official.

        You have to be very careful how you phrase such requests. Phrased the way you did, it would not end well.

    • chinda

      glad you woke up, just cos a cop says something does not guarantee they re telling the truth. a shame that so many ppl have in the past just assumed it was. how many innocent ppl have been sent to ja il cos of a cops ?

    • Nancy Garcia-Vidal

      This seems to be normal now. My front door is currently broken because I didn’t answer it fast enough (at 2am).

  • A New Uncle Sam

    It’s all in the roll of the dice, subway people have their own way with law and government. Some people dislike authority figures because they see corruption amongst the entire organization and the funding that supports their super structure. Why dont we know the real truth about the wars and the UFO’s, and how Billy Meier a UFO contactee was forewarned of a massive tsunami headed to the west coast. Whats up with Obama not wanting to speak to the Iran leader, bet you didnt know the Pakistan flag represents a crop circle formed by extraterrestrials. The sun and the moon alignment. it represents real wisdom and spiritism in its creational form, compared to our flag, all about government stars and stripes lol. Is it one nation under God or one nation under Government? I do believe in good criminals and bad cops and vice versa, anyone’s life is worth the call you never know when it could be you! When the power of love, over comes the love for power, we will know peace!!! Thanks for reading and God Bless you all!!!

  • A New Uncle Sam
    • knottymama

      That’s not surprising, they’re always tolerant of, if not chummy with tea party types. Let’s see some OWS protesters treated humanely.

      • gomurr

        What a ridiculous statement. As far as I have been able to ascertain, cops with that “out of control, steroid mentality” don’t ask for political affiliation before they proceed to beat the crap out of you, kill your dog, or give you a cavity search by the side of the road.

      • Difdi

        Yes, the Tea Party MUST be your deadly enemies, because they took a stand in favor of the constitution and human rights. What does it say about you that being in favor of human rights makes someone your enemy?

        Every political group has loud jerks who attach themselves to it and pervert the message. Including your own political group, whatever it might be. I’m sure you’d insist your own party’s loudmouths and parasites are not representative of you and the main party platform — so why are you so eager to believe that similar parasites on the Tea Party are the only message they have?

  • Unity Nowe

    It isn’t an “Us vs. Them” mentality. It is a “Them vs. You”, and you alone. The people witnessing this did the same thing they would do if it were the cops beating up someone. No one ever steps in to help, but someone almost always manages to get it on film. And that’s not to say that filming is wrong or bad, however, I don’t understand a society where filming something becomes more important than doing something, especially when a life or lives are at stake. But the evidence is overwhelming all over the internet, showing just how true and sad it is.

  • payback

    You reap what you sew.

    • Scott Parker


      • Matt H. Facespace


  • boutime

    Did he say STOP RESISTING like cops do while trying to beat you to death.

    • wiseoldsnail


    • John

      funny funny funny!!!

    • ThatGuy

      That would have been glorious.

  • Mark Olish

    I just love the way so-called “conservatives” forget the militarization of local police forces started in earnest under George W. Bush with 911 as a convenient excuse.. Homeland Security, TSA, the Patriot Act, all reich-wing wet dreams perpetrated by Bush/Cheney Inc. . They applauded them then, and continue to vote for more of the same now, yet want to whine and cry when it comes time to reap what they’ve sown.

    • Difdi

      Call them what they are — Authoritarians.

      True Conservatives in this country LIKE our freedoms.

  • Mark Olish

    I just love the way so-called “conservatives ” conveniently forget the militarization of local polices forces began in earnest under George W. Bush with 911 as a convenient excuse.Homeland Security, the TSA, the Patriot Act, all reich-wing wet dreams perpetrated by Bush/Cheney Inc. They applauded them then, vote for more of the same now,yet want to whine, cry ,and blame someone else when it’s time to reap what they’ve sown.

    • Guest

      And most conservatives whined about the Patriot Act louder than the liberals.

      • Mark Olish

        That is categorically untrue . The only “NO” vote came from the only true Liberal in the whole scummy bunch, Russ Feingold from Wisconsin.

        • Nos

          I believe Ron Paul voted no did he not?

          • Mark Olish

            I was speaking of the final Senate vote after passage by the House thus making Senator Russ Feingold the only No vote with Senator Mary Landrieu abstaining..
            Ron Paul was never a Senator so he wouldn’t have voted on the final passage passage of the bill

        • Non of your business

          You are incorrect.

          • Mark Olish

            No, Sir ! Ron Paul was never a Senator so he would never vote for final passage of any bill.

      • Ken Moellman

        Initially, that was true, but they were lulled back to sleep by the talking heads on radio and tv. Talked into accepting the loss of their liberties for safety. So very sad.

        • Guest

          most of my conservative friends have rededicated themselves to local governance and legal resistance to federally chartered tyranny.

          one of the first steps is to refuse federal funds and the unlawful mandates that accompany the funds.

          the follow up step is to not send the funds to a federal government to begin with and keep local citizen’s contributions under the control of locally elected and representative government.

          this notion of having your US congressman go to DC to get back monies for local programs is ridiculous.

      • Paschn

        Honestly? we should ALL whine about that bit of dual citizen sponsored legislation.

    • Kristof Kelson

      Too true. libertarians have been SCREAMING at people about Patriot Act since the beginning. Too many people taking Too long to see it coming….. So Sad

      • Mark Olish

        You must have poor knowledge of the political compass. Libertarians are the counter to Authoritarians, and as such have both left and right of center proponents. “Conservatives” ,such as John mentioned ,are largely Authoritarian in nature;ie; Republicans.

        Those same Republican “conservatives’ were screaming it was treason ,,helping “the terrorists” , to oppose the Bush/Cheney agenda and had absolutely no problem with George Bush referring to the Constitution as “that goddamned piece of paper” . ( the video/audio is still available on the net )

        I’d see a Dr. about your memory problem, guys. It could be early Alzheimers developing.

        • Matt H. Facespace

          Absolutely….Some of the anger coming out of a lot of the mainline Right wing citizens has so much ironic humor behind it. The only real difference between the two parties for the most part is social issues that no one will ever agree 100% about anyway…good times, Go team Red/Blue 😛

          • Ken Moellman

            Honestly, I don’t care what the source of their indignation is. I’m more worried about our rights, than getting “I told you so”s..

        • Ken Moellman

          I’ve been a partisan Libertarian since 1998, when I learned that the Republican version of “liberty” included an asterisk and a page-long list of exceptions. I have a problem with infringements upon liberty, no matter who’s in power.

          • Mark Olish

            What I find ironic/fascinating is my point on the political compass has moved from Libertarian center-right to Libertarian center-left without my opinions or philosophy changing one bit in the past 40 years….It just irks me to no end when people equate Libertarian with conservative. Conservative is a perfectly valid term that has been hijacked by the reich-wing. What do they conserve? Not the air ,the water, the land, wildlife and certainly not your liberty,.not even the “Christian Values” that they love bullshiting people with as their platform is diametrically opposed to the teachings of Christ as outlined in the Beatitudes in the New Testament. .

          • Ken Moellman

            Yeah, Libertarian is not Conservative; not as it’s understood and generally used, anyway. I do think the country has shifted, and as a result I think the quiz (which I think you’re referring to) has shifted to questions more relevant and immediate, as I’ve seen it shift over time.

        • Grayhammy

          What a moron you are!

          “and had absolutely no problem with George Bush referring to the
          Constitution as “that goddamned piece of paper” . ( the video/audio is
          still available on the net )”

          No one had a problem with it because it never happened. But don’t allow the truth to get in your way, please carry on with your lies. Very entertaining!

          • Mark Olish

            My Lies ? There are pages and pages devoted to you lying douchebag bullshit complete with screen shots and a decade long timeline

            . Ashley Graham., you can go fuck yourself , and being both a penis compacted asshole and roach fucking needle dick, that is at least theoretically possible.

            Just how pathetic are you to stalk people over the web,posting their personal information in your miscreant malice ? Why don’t you come out into the light away from your keyboard bravado and discuss differences in person? But, then again, that’s not your cup of tea, is it you ankle biting little prison bitch ?

            You’re not worth what I scrape off my boots and deserve even less attention .

      • aikimoe

        On the subjects of national security, criminal justice, and civil rights, libertarians are more liberal than the Democratic party, thank goodness.

        • Mark Olish

          Quite true,but it’s also true that most of the self-named “Libertarians” currently holding office or punditry are posing corporate cretins.

          • Ken Moellman

            I only know of a couple of people who are actual libertarians in Congress. Meanwhile, almost all Congresscritters are owned by one or more corporations. As the chair of the Libertarian Party of Kentucky, I can tell you that libertarians oppose corporatism (crony capitalism).

          • Mark Olish

            …and rightfully so ! Germany and the Axis Powers lost the Second World War but fascism won it with the GOP holding the banner high ! The last arguably honest Republican president ( Dwight David Eisenhower ) warned us about it when I was a kid but apparently few listened.

            I don’t worry about the Democrats as much because they’ve never been able to get their shit together long enough to do any real damage.

        • Difdi

          Most Liberals in the US aren’t all that liberal, outside of a few narrowly defined areas. Anywhere else on the planet, they’d be called something other than Liberals — in some places they’d even be considered Conservatives.

          True liberals want change that promotes the public good, usually by increasing personal freedoms in places that traditionally lack them.

          But while the variety of Liberal we have in the US wants change too, the changes they want require that freedoms be abolished or restricted first.

          • Chris Hines

            As a self described liberal, I identify with your second paragraph. But sadly, I agree with the rest of your statement 100%.

    • Lara

      A dumb excuse to say “it’s not my fault, look at what your guy did” while sitting aside letting your cool guy do the same thing if not far worse. As well not everyone who is against Obama was for Bush. Remember Bush longed to just make decisions without the Congress? Obama announced at the beginning of his presidency he would not look to Congress for any approval and hasn’t really, at all much, just Syria, but he had to. But it’s okay, he’s a Democrat. Do you understand what nonsense it all is? It’s okay, he’s a Republican and we’re fighting terrorists! People lining up in blind obedience and walking off a cliff because their cool guy, Dem or Rep, got elected so it doesn’t matter how many crimes they commit, how many people die, how much money they make with the constant edicts charting the livelihoods of every American..
      This started long before the Patriot Act, Reagan, Carter, almost stopped after the Nixon debacle, but has been on a steady chug for a century. Laws are not made to protect us, they are made to restrict us. I’m tired of the “I’m left and I’m right” football political game when there’s absolutely no difference between what either is doing but the message they deliver to continue the media lie and public charade. It’s all a sham. We have lost all sight of truth in this muck of government. We are entertained and willing to lay down our arms for government protection though the biggest causes of death throughout history are governments.
      Believe it or not, many people have been crying out against all sides and will continue to do so beside the idiotic slanders from people who still believe they’ve got their cool guy on the winning side. We do not get caught up in the paradigm, stuck in the details that don’t really matter, or forget the events that do.
      If only I could see this nation working towards a better example, an enriched education, a healthy populace, a wealthy citizenry…that is the pipe dream of a constitutional republic. Our dollar is not worth more, it is worth less. Our populace is less self-reliant, we are more dependent on outside sources and services than on our neighbors and neighborhoods. We produce little to no day to day goods in this country, we depend on the consumption and importation of goods from across a manipulated world. The food stockpile is nil to none. What we’re witnessing is not new or innovative. It has happened before, elsewhere, many elsewheres, more than a couple times. Oh how mundane a chapter in history is ours as the best country ever. We haven’t been these U.S.A. as long as it took Rome to fall.

      • Mark Olish

        Your reading comprehension skills aren’t quite up to par . Nowhere in my comment did I sing the praises about Obama except calling out the obvious fallacy that all the abuse perpetrated by the rise of militarized police and the shredding of the Constitution began with his administration as claimed by the partisan commenters in the article.
        . At the end of the Clinton administration, SWAT team deployment averaged some 175 times a YEAR. Since 911, the Patriot Act, TSA, and Homeland Security, that number has increased to well over 300 PER DAY.
        Try researching some facts for a radical change Google ” Project for a New American Century” which was presented to Clinton at the beginning of his term, read it through and note the signatories of the document and the positions they all held in the Bush administration and pull your head out of the sand. If you still believe that there is no difference between the party s and political philosophies then you deserve the police state foisted on America by reich-wing corporatism and your own apathy..

        • Matt H. Facespace

          edit for misunderstanding people on the interwebs…it happens. :)

        • AndreaNY

          “At the end of the Clinton administration, SWAT team deployment averaged
          some 175 times a YEAR. Since 911, the Patriot Act, TSA, and Homeland
          Security, that number has increased to well over 300 PER DAY.”

          Your comments are truly amazing! Unfortunately I don’t have to look far to see the facts played out everyday across America.

    • Matt H. Facespace

      and they have EXPLODED under Obama… is the point of the left/right fight anymore…seriously. They both support the most corrupt abusive policies in this country. People should be f’n embarrassed to vote for them anymore.

      • Mark Olish

        Another line of pure BS . They continued under Obama, surely he didn’t give up one scrap of the power grabbed by Bush & Co.and I fault him for it every bit as much as Bush. To say it exploded under Obama just isn’t based in fact. You and the wholly Republican owned media didn’t pat attention to it under the Bush administration. like his violation of Posse Comitatus using federally controlled troops as police during Katrina or the confiscation of privately owned firearms by those troops during the same period. I could go on with dozens more, but it’s obvious that I’d be wasting my time.

        • Non of your business

          Actually it has, the Obama justice department has raided more medical marijuana places than was raided under Bush, he has also out droned Bush, and killed more Americans with drones than Bush. Unless you think a 16 yo American is a legitimate target.

  • jcfromnj

    Well, I’m about 10 miles out of Philly, and of what I know about any Philliy LEO is what goes around comes around. Your on your own bros, the worm is slowly turning. Man up and take your beat down like a man…..

  • George

    They reap what they sowed. Treat citizens like dogs, and they will return the favor.
    Furthermore, the cops believe they can kill anyone they please, all they have to do is say they ‘think’ they saw a gun/knife, or that they feared for their lives. Once they say that, they get a free pass, happens time and time again. Shoot first, ask questions later, and if they figure out they made a mistake, they deny all responsibility and cover it up.

    Calling 911 would have resulted in a military style invasion of paramilitary cops, where every citizen within range of this beat up cop would be held at gunpoint and treated like convicted criminals until proven innocent.

    It is sad, but it is the reality. If something doesn’t change it will only get worse.

  • Haeshu

    This is great. I would totally watch this go down, record it and put it on youtube!!! Calling the police would NOT be an option I would take.

  • $910553

    It’s a shame the person who attacked him wasn’t more effective.

    • tiny

      100% agree. you shall reap what you sow, so they get this type of SHIT! some jackass states, two wrong dont make a right! well to hell with those that think like that! now you ask, what would i do if i witnessed something like this! perhaps an instinct would kick in, and i would try to save this person that was being attacked, no matter who it was, i cannot really say, i think! it is a situation that may have to happen for me to know for sure what i would do! i may think i know what i would do, but i would be giving my best guess is all i would be doing!

  • tiny

    if i could get a dime for all the times i was told, you want to go to jail? i would be rich, well not really, but you get the point! THEY know that they may take you in whenever they want to, this has been going on for years! THEY are allowed to use this threat, which i happen to know is 100% wrong, and perhaps illegal, let a lone all the other shit that they do! i read the posts of others here and THE war has truly started, THEY started but WE will finish is, and it wont be pretty! i own that FB page, and it is true, the WAR has already began! choose your sides now while you still able to!

    • Proud GrandPa

      Maybe I’ve been very lucky or very fortunate, but I’ve never had such treatment from cops. Is it possible that you may be the cause of your problems?
      Talk of war with cops is stupid. If it came to that, I’d defend the LEO against the likes of you.

      • IcedTeaParty

        They could use you; they’ll dress you up like Farva and have you walk down the street like a coalmine canary.

        That’s all the more regard they have for *spit* civilians like you.

      • crazyassmofo

        A cop would not hesitate and would be more than happy to grab you by the lapel, pull you over to him and use you as a human shield against a couple incoming rounds while leaving you to die on the ground while you bleed out.

        Thanks for doing your part citizen.

      • D.B

        I live in a back water in Arkansas and I told a cop that I didn’t understand why I was being pulled over. He told me if I wanted to go to jail I should keep talking. First amendment my ass. You only have the rights you can defend. That’s how this country is. If that cop were getting beat up, I wouldn’t call 911 either. There are other cops on the force that are awesome and I would do anything in my power to help.

        • proudGrandPa

          This has not been my experience with any LEO. They have almost all been well-mannered and lawful with me. Some have been abrupt, but none violated my rights or any law with me.
          I cannot help but be highly skeptical of claims especially after seeing the videos here. On the other hand I do know that some LEOs were mislead by the ACLU and other anti-faith groups into censoring relgious evangelism in the public square. Fortunately our legal team beat theirs and now the police are our friends. Abuses do still happen, but we quickly resolve them.

          • WithinThisMind

            That would be because you are a privileged white man.

  • Geoff Bernz

    I can share several examples of citizens subduing dangerous armed criminals while the cops cower in the corner. You reap what you sew.

    • Difdi

      Sow. Tailoring has nothing to do with consequences of actions.

  • Joe

    are they surprised? They do the same thing. Just like the two cops
    who stood by on the NYC subway car and watched a man stab people.
    Besides half the time when you call the cops, they show up shoot innocent bystanders, and treat everyone like criminals. Cops these days think they are in a war zone.

  • IHateFatChicks

    The police are thugs and they actually expect citizens to help them?! Good god, what planet are they living on.

  • Hank_Thoreau

    I hope he enjoyed his beating. I’d die before I ever helped a cop, fascist scum doesn’t deserve our help. People who don’t no better say things like “Well he’s still a human being,” I find fault with that claim, they aren’t men, they’re pigs.

    • Difdi

      The biggest problem isn’t that they are pigs, but that the pigs are more equal than the other farm animals.

  • k215

    Clearly that officer was an incompetent worthless piece of shit incapable of performing his job. He got what he asked for. Badges are for bitches.

  • Anthony Brown

    All you sorry ass hypocrites!!! I hope ( I really do) that when you need a police officer,. and you will one day (most people don’t get to pick and choose when) that you get the officer you describe as evil, corrupt, mean, racist etc which is the brush you use to paint all police officer’s with. You same joke’s of society would be highly upset over racial profiling or if it was suggested over and over again (as it truly is suggested) that all black males who have braids, wear white t-shirts and sag their pants are gang bangers, drive by shooters, drug dealer’s and have multiple children by multiple woman and don’t take care of them. That thought process is just as ignorant and wrong as your comment’s to justify the action’s of those who stood by and watched the officer getting beat.

    Each person is judged by their action’s and deed’s and are then held responsible for them but hey don’t let me judge by the inaction of those who stood by and watched a police officer getting battered/beat up, a person based on the uniform he wear’s is proven to be the one who run’s towards gunfire, mass shooting’s, bomb explosion’s, fire’s, riot’s, and everything else while you run the other way!!!

    • Phred

      “Each person is judged by their action’s and deeds.”

      Sorry, but when the cops shoot first and ask questions later, we don’t have time to make a judgment call on each individual cop we come across. For our own safety, we must assume that every cop is a bad cop.

      Cops do this all the time, by the way. For instance, they are trained to assume that every person they pull over has a gun and is preparing to shoot them. Why shouldn’t we assume the same of them?

      • Proud GrandPa

        What are you smoking? There was no mention of shooting in this article. An innocent police officer was being beaten. Shame on you for trying to twist and spin Carlos’ article into something else.

        • crazyassmofo

          I don’t believe he was referring to the article gramps but to the behavior of cops that would lead the public to be apathetic should a cop need assistance or citizen cooperation.
          Image, reputation and trust is everything and there are enough cops out there that have ruined that forever…it can never be restored.
          And the way the militarized police are going…there is going to be trouble.

          • Proud GrandPa

            Did you see the article on Drudge about the PD that actually got a surplus TANK?
            Anyway I can see the logic of not wanting to help an officer if he is preceived to be an enemy. I recommend forgiving enemies and helping them. It works for me. Forgiveness…

        • IcedTeaParty

          When it comes to the city of Philadelphia, there is no such thing as an “innocent police officer.”

          • Proud GrandPa

            Maybe in Philly, but not in the rest of America.
            It is extreme generalizations about all cops everywhere that make Carlos Miller’s PINAC blog look bad and lacking in credibility.

          • IcedTeaParty

            The police are creating the condition by which they are perceived.

            Your generalizations are the only insidious ones in this discussion.

        • Ray186

          “Innocent police officer.”

          Ha, Ha, Ha.

        • Difdi

          Is that like a virgin prostitute or a Mafia don who never got his hands dirty?

    • hesacop

      Thank you for your insight OFFICER Brown.

    • Proud GrandPa

      Yes, you are correct. It is nuts like these that give individualism and constutionalism a bad name. The loonies calling for war on police are absurd.
      Each officer is an individual and worthy of constitutional protections same as the rest of us.

      • bluline

        The only people the police protect are each other.

        • $910553

          And their Masters. They know who signs that paycheck. And that is the ONLY thing that matters to them. Oath of office to the Constitution? Yeah, right!

      • Difdi

        If only that were true. Most police are more equal than other animals — they get at least one more layer of friendly bureaucracy before they get to the unfriendly parts than the general public does.

        Either give everyone the privileges and protections police have or strip the extras away, either way make people equal in the eyes of the law, whether they have a uniform or not.

        Until then, justice is a myth and the rule of law is a vicious lie.

    • IcedTeaParty

      What could I possibly “need a police officer” for?

      I judge all police officers by the fact that they ignore the rampant corruption among their ranks. The fact that one officer may not directly engage in corruption is really entirely irrelevant.

      BTW, I can show you some videos of cops running the other way when it came to “riots,” and having spent five years working for the fire department and actually having gone into burning homes, I did so without violating anyone’s rights and without demanding that I get special dispensation for my faults.

      I’m curious, however…can you tell me how many “mass shootings” that the cops have stopped in comparison to how many there have been?

      • Difdi

        Just about all of them, but usually only after dozens of people are shot.

        • IcedTeaParty

          Not true…most of these shootings were terminated electively by the shooter when they heard sirens our encountered ambitious citizens. Tucson, the Washington Mall, Parker middle school, Appalachian law school, New Life Church, Golden Market, Winnemuca, Pearl High School, Edinboro…and there are quite a few others that were stopped by officers who were not on duty but just happened to be there…a condition that could just as easily be matched by an armed citizen.

          • Difdi

            By the definition of mass shooting the leftist media seems to use, any time a citizen stops the attack before it acquires “mass” shooting status doesn’t count as a mass shooting.

            Shooting himself when he hears sirens is technically ended by police.

          • IcedTeaParty

            Shooting himself when he hears sirens is technically ended by himself.

          • Difdi

            By that standard, the presence of uniformed police in the immediate vicinity does not prevent crime.

          • IcedTeaParty

            So is there a question?

    • Wulgus

      Shut up Anthony.

    • NoMoLies

      Who today needs a cop for anything? They are not the public servants that I would call for help 20-30 years ago. Calling the police for help today can very often be very detrimental to your health and freedom. I am a law abiding citizen with a totally clean record. I used to respect and appreciate police. Now I would not call them for ANYTHING unless I was legally required to. Nothing good can come from interacting with police. My son got robbed at knife point a while back and I never even considered calling them to report it. This happened right on our street in a very good neighborhood too. The police state in America is here. Cops are nothing but jack-booted thugs who will use you to get their rage out, get their thrills, meet their quota, tase you if you look at them funny, and arrest you if they can fabricate any possible excuse to do so. I have seen way too much police corruption, especially in the last 20 years. I think it is so unbelievable that we still consider the word of a police officer as gold. While this was true when I was young, todays cop is more likely lying than being truthful, so I place no faith in them. like I said in my post above, the police have completely lost the plot.

    • Difdi

      Just as police have no special relationship that obligates them to come to the aid and defense of individual citizens (many will anyway, but all the courts from the US Supreme Court on down say there is no such relationship), citizens have no special relationship with the cops either.

      Watching a cop get beaten up might not be nice, but it’s not illegal.

      The more cops idolize Judge Dredd over Sheriff Andy, the more often you’ll see scenes like this playing out. Good people will rush to help the good guys, but in a fight between two vicious mobsters, even a saint might just shrug and walk away.

    • borgteam

      You are ignoring the reality, one that was created by the cops themselves, which is that coming to the aid of a cop in that situation is VERY likely going to result in you getting injured or killed, either by the cop you are trying to help or by other cops who show up to help him. In case you haven’t noticed, our ‘leaders’ and the courts have ruled that cops are allowed to shoot and kill virtually anyone if they say the magic words, “I thought he was a danger to me.” Go look or read about all the people killed by the cops and then imagine if instead of it being a cop who had fired the shot it had been a citizen in EXACTLY the same “danger” who had shot and killed the “attacker”. What would have happened to the citizen compared to what happens to the cop? In 9 times out of 10 the citizen would be in jail and facing murder charges. But when a cop commits murder he just says “I thought he had a gun” or “I thought he was going to attack me” or “I thought he was going to hit me with his car” or any number of other ridiculous excuses that would be laughed at if a citizen used them.

  • Anthony Quatroni

    Ha! This is the best news I’ve read all day. Amen to all of this. They are reaping what they have sown, and it’s not going to be good for them in the next decade or so, unless they change their policies.

    • Proud GrandPa

      What’s the matter with you? Cops aren’t monolithic one of a kind. Each is an individual. Some are good some aren’t. Either way did you consider that calling 911 to help would prevent a death? What if the cop felt his life were in danger and needed to shoot?
      This is not sowing and reaping. This is sickness among cowardly observers.

      • crazyassmofo

        The observers weren’t cowardly.
        There is no money in helping a cop and could only get oneself sued, arrested, injured or killed.
        Leave it to the professional bullies and extortionists to get things done.
        Perhaps the cop should take some martial art lessons.
        Small circle ju-jitsu and chinese chin-na will more than provide lots of pain compliance joint locks to subdue a citizen quickly and efficiently.

      • IcedTeaParty

        What’s the matter with you? When it comes to demanding respect, they certainly behave as a monolith. When it comes to their conduct as a law enforcement officer, it no longer becomes about who they are as “an individual,” but what they are doing as a representative employee of the gov’t.

        But if you insist on making this an argument about individuals, when you show me some “individual” cops doing the right thing and stopping other “individual” cops from doing all the bad-cop stuff that has become the mainstay of modern law enforcement, then I will start looking at them with a different light.

        This is most definitely the result of reaping what has been sown; people haven’t become cowards, they have become sick and tired of the police behaving abusively toward practically everyone they meet, and are inclined to leave them to their own devices.

        • Difdi

          Sheriff Andy of Mayberry was everyone’s friend and despite being fictional is the operational ideal of American policing — connecting solidly with the community and being the go-to guy if you need help, wielding the ten ton mallet of the law sparingly and only when absolutely needed.

          Contrast that to the modern cop shows, and the reality of police in America. People deep down expect to meet Sheriff Andy, instead more and more these days they encounter Judge Dredd.

        • Proud GrandPa

          If you were a cop, would you be so honorable? I hope I would.
          I have seen videos of cops stopping others cops from over-reacting. Good cops in action…

          • IcedTeaParty

            Show us these videos…and then I’ll point out that you will want to generalize cops as “good” over a few videos when the massive number of videos on this issue indicate that cops are more likely to violate a citizens rights rather than restrain another cop from violating a citizens rights. And the condition is exacerbated by the fact that when these issues are “investigated,” most often the wolves conducting the investigation find that there was nothing done wrong. Interesting that the cops get to “investigate” themselves, but that the citizens have to defend themselves in a court of law.

      • Difdi

        What special relationship did the onlookers have to the police, that would give them an obligation to protect an individual officer?

        That’s the legal reason why police can get away with not defending individual citizens — no special relationship exists. But it works both ways, while it’s not particularly nice to ignore someone in distress, without a special relationship it’s not illegal.

        People running toward cops to seek or render aid have been shot by those cops before, what if the officer assumes anyone intervening is another attacker, and reacts accordingly? You could get arrested or killed for trying to aid him.

        Safer just to watch and see how it turns out, after there’s no danger of getting hurt. Not morally better, mind you, but safer.

  • Steve

    Id help a cop in my area… but then again i live in the boonies and know all the cops personally, good people.

    Its these metro’s that have really gone rotten, cops shooting dogs. Even dogs under control in a fenced area, they just shoot them. Robbery and extortion, murder and rape.. And its getting to the point where even people in an area like mine start to doubt the officers. Which is sad cause as i said here all 5 of them are good people and we need all the good cops on our side that we can.

    If the counter revolution to the current Socialist revolution in this country is to be successful we cant let our good cops feel isolated from us. Much love to the oathkeepers for making it easier to identify good cops.

    First question you should always ask a cop in confrontation is whether they are an oathkeeper. If they are not treat them as what they are, paid merc’s oppressing our nation under the thumb of foreign banks, Benedict Arnolds the whole lot of them.

    A little note for any cops who may see this. Just doing your job still got Nazi grunts executed. Peace officers are the last line of Constitutional defense.

    Meditate on that little nugget.

    • Proud GrandPa

      Id help a cop in my area… but then again i live in the boonies and know all the cops personally, good people
      I don’t live in the boonies, but all the cops I’ve met here are fine men and women…. good people. I also agree about the need to support good cops.

      • crazyassmofo

        “but then again i live in the boonies”

        “I don’t live in the boonies”

        Are we wearing our medical alert and identification bracelet should we wander off and forget who we are today?

        • Rail Car Fan

          You’ve got to forgive “Proud Grandpa”:. That’s what happens when one doesn’t take their daily meds, Of course with some people confusion just comes naturally!

          Rail Car Fan

          • Proud GrandPa

            This from a guy who never did anything for photog rights…rail car yeah right.

        • Proud GrandPa

          I was quoting Steve. Those were his words in his post.

  • Petunia Wigglebottom

    I’d just walk away, myself. I have a noninterference policy with ‘caged gerbil shooters’. (What we call cops because of all the animals they kill. That is shooters OF caged gerbils.) In fact, unless I’m on the wrong end of a business deal, THEY DON’T EXIST TO ME!!!!!!!! If one is down, I’ll cross the street before I get there, or walk around it.

  • Nobody important

    I too was raised to respect the police and admire them. I fact I wanted to become a cop when I was younger. Over the last decade though I’ve learned otherwise. I’ve watched cops shoot harmless dogs, kill unarmed people with both ‘non-lethal’ tasers, lethal firearms, or just beat them to death, for ‘failure to comply’, I’ve seen SWAT teams kill the wrong people in no-knock raids and walk away unscathed, and on and on. I’m just surprised that this isn’t happening more yet. I’m afraid that it won’t be too much longer before the thin blue line become a red line drenched with blood on both sides. And the federal government knows this, which is why the militarization of our local police forces continues unabated.

    The ONLY constitutional police authority is your locally elected sheriff. Fortunately more and more of them are recognizing that which is why some states are trying to strip the sheriff’s of their law enforcement privileges as many of the sheriff’s have begun to stand up to this tyranny.

    Even so, I don’t trust most of them anymore for the most part either.

  • suezi que

    it says that someone video recorded it… anyone know if it was put on the intrawebs and if so, have a link?

  • Freedom_Fighter_of_America

    Citizens have no duty to protect police. Hrmm, sounds almost familiar. Can’t say I would or wouldn’t help the officer. Depends on the totality of the circumstances.
    This will start happening more and more. The cops made their beds, now
    they can lay in them. It’s just the same if you beat your dog and beat
    your dog and beat your dog. Guess what’s going to happen eventually.

    • Difdi

      Very true. Absent a special relationship that creates an obligation to help, citizens in general have no duty to come to the aid of police any more than police have a duty to come to the aid of citizens.

  • Catherine Todd

    Amen. I used to respect the police, but no more. All they do is escalate a situation into a potential beating or murder. They came to my house looking for someone who gave my address (they were homeless but copied down my address from the street) and the police entered my house without permission with guns drawn! On me!

    They can all go to hell as far as I’m concerned. They’ve never helped me or anyone I know. Only caused harm. The way police are trained and what they get away with is so wrong in this country. So wrong.

    • borgteam

      An interesting point. In my many decades there has not been a single time a cop has provided any significant benefit to me or mine but plenty of times they have needlessly and without cause acted like a holes to us. There are probably some good cops out there but they must all be hiding.

  • Phred

    In all honesty, physically intervening to help a cop in this situation could easily result in the helper getting beaten with a nightstick, tased, or even shot by another cop who mistakes the good samaritan for a second assailant.

  • Paul_Crocco


  • Wandering_Bard

    Surprised, huh?

    Tell me again about your department’s great rapport with the community…

  • Proud GrandPa

    I would make the 911 call in a heartbeat. And I would jump into the fight to protect the LEO.

    • crazyassmofo

      …and you getting shanked in the eye would be way more entertaining than watching this cop get a beat down.

    • IcedTeaParty

      My instinct is to ask why you’d pick a side like that, but then I know better than to expect a rational answer from a bootlicker.

      Question is, at what point would you jump in to help a citizen that was being abused by a LEO.

      When you show me that video, then I’ll have some respect for what you say you “would” do.

      • $910553

        It’s not their boots that he’s licking. He prefers his coffee and donuts filtered like that…

    • D.B

      Then you would get hurt or killed grandpa, when his buddies came and tazered you by mistake…or god forbid shot you by mistake.

      • Proud GrandPa

        I would gladly give my life to save a that of an innocent police officer. I have lived a good life and have raised a fine family, am at peace with God and with everyone who knows me. The innocent officer needs help. The Bible says that for the one who knows to do good, and doesn’t do good, it is sin. I am glad to do good for people even if it costs me dearly.

      • Difdi

        Exactly — his backup arrives, sees two people wrestling with his friend, one of them punching away, and what does the backup do?

  • 2faced

    Why didn’t the cops try to delete this video?

    • gladtocit

      What? And ruin the pity party.

  • $71171541

    I watched a documentary on guns the other day and it started out with interviewing a Philadelphia police officer who had been shot in the face. He mentioned that the people on the streets weren’t scared or intimidated by the police. Therein lies the problem. When you go out to instill fear and a sense of inferiority into others, you open yourself up to people believing they need to defend themselves against you. As long as the police work with the us vs. them mentality I will find it very hard to feel bad for them when things like this happen.

    • borgteam

      Wow. It never occurred to him that the goal should not be fear and intimidation but it should be respect. This is why I have no respect for the police. Time and again they act like their crap don’t stink and they show no respect toward me and I’m just an average white bread guy who does nothing to threaten them. They all give that attitude of “I’m in charge MoFo and you will shut up and listen to me”. One cop kept asking me “why did you.blah blah blah….” over and over because I was going all of 5 mph over the temporary 55 limit on a 6 lane highway with no traffic and it offended him and would not shut up so I could answer his question. I finally had to loudly say “You keep asking me such and such, are you going to stop talking so I can answer you??” He finally shut up. No one in the car could believe what an a hole the cop was.

  • Frank Andrew Waszut

    Cops may not be have the purest of moral compasses but standing by while someone is beating a cop beyond reason isn’t exactly a sign of strong morals either. It just means that one’s morals are based on labels. I may not be the fondest of police officers but at the same time they are still human beings if misguided by a corrupt system. Hurting them only strengthens their cause and solidifies their prejudices towards law abiding citizens. I mean a punch or two may have been justified but just standing their with apathy makes one no better than the ones that they judge.

    • payback

      Don’t worry Frank the cops will get their revenge. Hell, Why not you?

      • Frank Andrew Waszut

        because I don’t seek revenge since revenge doesn’t solve anything.

        • poorfrank

          But to the cops it solves everything.

          • Frank Andrew Waszut

            and your answer is to give them more problems to solve?

          • bang

            Cops don’t solve problems, they eliminate them.

          • Frank Andrew Waszut

            then why give them problems that they have to eliminate?

          • NSA

            To them we are all the problem.

          • Frank Andrew Waszut

            And why is that?

          • Wulgus

            Because cops are fucking retards who have trouble with basic tasks

    • D.B

      Then where were you when they raid grandma and shot her with a no knock warrant and oops it was the wrong address. No one went to jail, they got a paid vacation!!!

    • Difdi

      If you see a cop beating up an unresisting citizen, screaming “stop resisting” over and over as he slams baton blow after baton blow into a guy who is “resisting” only by curling into a ball and covering his head, would you intervene?

      Morally, it’s the same situation.

  • Ian Battles

    I’d have pulled out my phone to call for help, but the cop might’ve thought it was one of those cell phone guns, like they like to claim.

    I was worried having my phone out might be considered “obstruction” or “interfering”.

    Oh well.

    • Ben There

      Or arrested you for interfering.

  • BlackMaskKiLLa

    hahahhaa GOOD SHIT !!! KEEP THIS UP !!! FCK DA PIGS

  • Otowner5

    It’s “sow” not “sew”, as in “you sow the seeds (of repression and abuse), and later reap the crops (of a civilian backlash)”.

  • R. R. Roehl


    • Matheus Grunt

      True to one aspect I guess but actually, those unjust laws weren’t lawful to begin with so are we really outlaws then or just lawful citizens intent on doing whatever is necessary to get our country back?

  • philly

    Let’s all ride down the street, outside police stations playing Ice Tea’s song—“Fuck the Police” that should send them a stron message :-) I now have no feelings for cops after I was assaulted, chocked out, bruised and battered and had to fight tons of false charges which were tossed out….I promised my mother it would never happen again and that if I did get killed by a cop it was because I reused to be a puching bag.

  • Wulgus

    No shit they didn’t care that the cop was getting the piss kicked out of him. Show me a cop that doesn’t deserve it and I’ll show you a bridge I’m selling.

  • Difdi

    “We just no longer assume they are the good guys when we see them physically fighting a citizen.”

    I’ve been saying things like that for years now. I was raised to regard police as Officer Friendly, but recent years have shown me how many Officer Rabid Psychopaths there are in uniform.

    I’m not a cop, but given a choice between being Officer Friendly who is shot at by only a small portion of the population, who has the majority running to his aid…or being all tacticool in black body armor that can stop 999 out of every 1,000 bullets but draws fire from every citizen on the street…

    I’d rather not get shot at than be 99.9% invulnerable…because there are a lot more than 1,000 citizens per every 1 cop, and very few people pull the trigger only once when shooting at an active threat.

  • NoMoLies

    We watch cops beating up innocent people all the time. No one is expected to call the police. Why should we be more concerned when the tables are turned and the anointed ones get a little retaliation? I predicted this would happen just two weeks ago. It was inevitable. Police are no longer the respectable public servants I highly respected when I was young. Todays cop is a steroid filled, raging public revenue generator who’s job security lies in arresting as many people as possible for any reason they can come up with. Those are not my words, but in fact words I have heard verbatim from more than one police officer I know. They are trained with an “us versus them” mentality using all the latest military tactics and hardware. I remember when the taser was introduced. Back then it was strictly billed as a life saving device so they would not have to shoot people who present a threat but not deserving of being shot. They pointed out scenarios like deranged mental patients and the like. Now the taser is used strictly to prevent them from having to get their hands dirty. If you disrespect them or you don’t move fast enough for their liking they use the taser to “teach you to respect them”. They have completely lost the plot.

    • Matheus Grunt

      Police officers are also illegal. They violate the Constitution in their existence. They’re established by corporate statute, not by our Rule of Law. This is one of the reasons why LEO’s (not elected Sheriff’s & deputies) are so incompetent and do not appreciate or care what the law is. They THINK they know but time and time has shown this is not true. They’re all guilty of various crimes and they all need to be taken down, disarmed and all bureaucratic police departments over-run and destroyed for the good of our country. In time this WILL happen in our path to restore our country and our Rule of Law.

    • sheeple

      The taser is nothing more than a human cattle prod.

      • Difdi

        In contact mode, it is exactly that. The darts have additional effects, such as disruption of muscle control.

        What always astounds me is the officers who knock someone down with a TASER, issue them an order amidst the disruption shocks, and arrest the person for disobeying (or beat them half to death because disobeying is somehow a “threat”).

        If you order someone to flap their arms and fly away and they can’t it’s. not disobeying a lawful order!

  • Matheus Grunt

    Take them all down, every last one of them. They’re all criminals, all protectors and agitators for the government. To h@@@ with them all.

  • Matheus Grunt

    If a puke attacks me or tries to take control of my life wrongfully and illegally, or both, I’m gonna give him exactly what he needs, a really good cleansing. Pull the taser or gun on me and I’m gonna rip your throat out.

  • spread the word

    Why do these comment threads always degenerate into stupid political tit-for-tat, our team vs. their team tirades? People, for God’s sake, give it a rest. The whole left/right, democrat vs. republican paradigm is a hoax designed to keep you distracted and at each other’s throats through childish name-calling. Have ya’ll not learned that by now? Get it through your thick skulls, it is all bullshit–democrats, republicans, liberals, conservatives, libertarians, pro-life, pro-choice, etc. The only thing that is real is you, the individual, and what you know to be right and wrong underneath all your false conditioning and brainwashing. There is reason to believe there are disinformation agents on these boards purposely instigating the false, left/right paradigm arguments. Don’t fall for their trap! Simply ignore them and stay on topic which is: Our government has been by seized by a cabal of ruthless tyrannical bankers and it no longer represents the interest of the people. The economy is on the verge of collapse and a police state has been instituted to deal with the fallout and further the agenda. That is all and that is it. Communicate, get the word out, and talk to one another. Our only hope is a mass awakening of the body public to the reality of what we now face.

    • Matheus Grunt

      The truth is that it really is them vs. us though. While a great deal of what you mention is true, the leftists are against us and we must not be dissuaded by their actions and words in our desires and work to restore America.

      • Difdi

        It’s just plain human nature to demonize an opponent. Over time, everything that opponent stands for tends to be considered to be evil as well.

        What do you suppose happens when your opponent stands for freedom and human rights?

  • William

    True that, If I saw a cop getting the shit kicked out of him I would walk away with a smile but in the reverse case I would take video to help that person in any court case that might come from it. I no longer trust cops and fact is, I now fear them and do not do anything to aid them in any way until that trust comes back. I fear that may be a very long time if at all. I was just like you, brought up to trust and respect them but these cops are not the ones I knew. These are Nazi SS cops, working for a crime boss. I have seen too much, I know too much and I have lost all faith in them. I’d quicker trust a stranger in Detroit on a back road, in a housing project with dim lighting before I trusted a cop.

  • David Lef

    If the police regard citizens as the enemy and treat them that way, they can then not feign surprise when people start to act like the enemy. “Officer safety” has trumped “Protect and Serve”

  • luvit

    I hope more “filthydelphia” cops get a lessen like this.

    • Snobert

      I hope more cops in general get a lesson like this.

  • Jason Thompson

    If this video (and all of the comments I’m reading) is any legit indication of how the public feels about the cops of Philadelphia, then it’s probably time to make an assessment about the behaviour and ethics of the entirety of the force.

    Philly PD, get your act together. You swore an oath, and you keep breaking it. You are your brother’s keeper, and you are tarnishing your badge.

    • more2cum

      Sorry Jason, It’s to late. People are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.

    • intheknow

      Jason, Just Google Officer Eric Burke and you will understand.

      • Jason Thompson

        I don’t have to google anything, I live here and I’ve see what they do every day.

      • sickened


  • anon.

    What is the most dangerous superstition in the world?
    The belief in authority!
    I guess that person along with the people who watched, they just don’t believe in the officers authority any more………Oh well, life’s a bitch for him.

  • Snobert

    To Big Brother: Don’t declare war on the American people than act surprised when we fight the war.

  • Alex

    Cops will take this response as proof they are doing the right thing and will step up the militarization tenfold.

    • Difdi

      Weapons always beat armor. When they are facing IEDs and coordinated sniper ambushes in the streets of Small Town USA at the hands of their fellow citizens, they can look back and wonder if they made the right choice…if they have time to do so between dodging mortar attacks.

    • Matheus Grunt

      They do not stand a chance against us who are determined to have our country back, one way or ANOTHER.

    • borgteam

      Cops don’t give a crap what “we” think so this isn’t going to affect them. Their training tells them over and over again two things. 1) the MOST important thing is that YOU don’t get hurt. 2) escalate the hell out of the force levels as you see fit to accomplish objective number 1 even if it results in the death of the citizen. Those are the only two things in their brain and it’s there because that’s how they are trained. As others have said, calling a cop is what a fool does, it is your last and worst option most of the time.

  • John

    Karma kicked his ass. I would never help one of these tyrants if they paid me! If I knew he was one of the brutal cops I would probably get a few good kicks and punches in myself! Hats off to the man beating him! I’d like to buy him a beer!

  • Sticky Glue

    I am fearful that if the cop knew I complained about his lying and threats and damage to my door, that he would have his fellow cops do a home invasion or threaten my wife. The safe way for me is NOT GUILTY when I get on a criminal jury trial. As a retiree I get jury summons all the time and don’t have an excuse from duty. I gladly will perform my civic duty for the COMMUNITY…

  • Sheri

    Guess he found out what it was like to wait around for someone to show up and help you out while you were getting the stuffing beat out of you – Imagine how others felt while they were being threatened or raped waiting for help…What goes around comes around.

  • neil

    5 minutes after a real SHTF situation police will be an endangered species, 2 weeks afterwards they’ll be extinct.

  • erbmon

    The cop wouldn’t have gotten beat up if he wasn’t doing anything wrong.

    • JamesHM

      Yup, same mentality the police use, why shouldn’t it go both ways? Wearing a funny outfit and badge doesn’t automatically make you a good guy, unfortunately more often than not these days it makes you a bigger thug than the thug you’re attempting to arrest. I support the police when they do the right thing, but we’re seeing police doing the wrong thing more and more without any repercussions, thus they don’t get any sympathy.

  • Janet

    At the risk of getting booed here, a police state is not a liberal agenda item. Liberals are just as appalled. They are the ones getting pepper sprayed, beaten and arrested at protests while exercising their constitutional rights. I was a little taken back by the comments blaming liberals.

  • Jeremy Wyatt

    hes a cop, he can handle it right? honestly the cop is lucky bystanders didn’t join in. the way police are getting out of control these days its good to see some retaliation. if only more people were like minded as the guy beating up the cop the police wouldn’t be so trigger happy and ready to beat up people.

  • farkface

    Shit I would have stood there clapping.

  • moonirams

    some weird comments about progressives supporting militarization of the police. it’s the progressives that are resisting the brutality and unconstitutional behavior of the police and have been resisting this for many years. get your facts straight.

  • Randys MarshmellowMan

    to think we all grow up wanting to be super heros and cops. and the majority of people no longer trust them. Maybe, it’s their behaviour. :)

  • Freida Marie Johnson

    people its not the police anymore its a game to get your paycheck to pay there paycheck get it
    me and my son live in a motor home because we are victims of police brutality i was hand cuffed and beaten and i had to watch him beat my 10 year olds face the more we cried the more and harder he hit i was a er nurse i had a job a big house i had a life now we live city to city when my son see the law i have to sedate him

  • Alex Winder

    Fuck the police, pig ass bitches. Legalize drugs and there wouldn’t be such an issue between police and citizens.

  • Michael Sievers

    “Hello 911? There is a person creeping around my house.”
    “I am sorry, but all police officers are busy and there will be a 2 hour wait for one to arrive.”
    HANG UP – wait 1 minute
    “Hello 911? I have a cop down…”
    3 minutes later, 7 cop cars show up…


  • JamesHM

    Karma’s a b!tch!

  • trumpsahead

    So where’s the video, I saw five blurry snapshots?

  • jk

    eff the puke police! I effen hate them! and i am a white middle class man

  • Kaos Krumpy

    Why call 911 to help a cop? That is is like calling HR in the business world…it only makes things worse.

  • Hollywood

    Why would I waste my precious cell phone minutes calling 911 for a pig? A dog life is worth more than a cop.

  • redblackdawg

    This kind of thug needs to be shot, if he feels its ok to beat a cop over not paying a fare then he wont think twice over stabbing a person who doesnt givesdemdat.

    The cops have went over board but there is a reason and everyone of you are ignoring that reason because if you dare mention it then you are a bad person, ignoring reality has given us this attitude of all cops are bad.

  • James M Morriss

    I’m “interfering” and get arrested when I’m just taking pictures but NOW you’re pissed i don’t get involved?

  • Gavin

    The more years that I live, the more I begin to understand that we (We) are fallible and wrong no matter how or why we try to push our opinions.

    My opinion is way worse than yours. Yes,Sticky Glue, I am addressing you. Christ’s anus! That sounds like a trippy hardware store you patronized. I didn’t know time was so relative.


  • Guest

    Serves the pathetic pig right…

  • Guest

    Serves the pathetic pig right….

  • Chris

    Unfortunately, police have gone from protect and serve to fuck over the public. This particular example shows how the public trust in police has severely waned. The public has such a mistrust of law enforcement officers that the y would rather film them then help them. And law Enforcement Officers have no one to blame except themselves. If you constantly abuse your position as a public safety officer, do not be surprised when the public no longer trusts you after case after case after case after case after case of abuse of power continue to come to light via videos. When those charger with maintaining public safety laws continue to abuse the public while in blatant ignorance of the law, why would you expect the public to support your Nazi Gestapo tactics when dealing with the public.

  • Edward The Great

    Cops brutalize, murder, extort money from and oppress the people every second of every day, but they are surprised that no one likes them or is willing to help them when they are in trouble? That’s not how it works, piggies. You made your beds and now you’re sleeping in them. Fuck the police. If I saw a pig getting beaten up, I would either watch and laugh or walk away.