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LAPD assault on immigration rally

edit: I apologize but the following videos were removed from YouTube.



Just shows how police can walk into an otherwise peaceful situation and completely militarize a situation. Their actions disgust me.



This is especially graphic. It shows how unarmed and untrained civilians become nothing more than a target. A target for "non-lethal" force.



This is also graphic and "unedited". Ask yourself this? Who become a police officer? Why do they choose to make a career out of law enforcement? The reporter said something about the officers laughing and encouraging their violent actions.

Police abuse remains one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in the United States. The excessive use of force by police officers, including unjustified shootings, severe beatings, fatal chokings, and rough treatment, persists because overwhelming barriers to accountability make it possible for officers who commit human rights violations to escape due punishment and often to repeat their offenses.

Police or public officials greet each new report of brutality with denials or explain that the act was an aberration, while the administrative and criminal systems that should deter these abuses by holding officers accountable instead virtually guarantee them impunity.

This needs to change.

This website offers a solution:
http://www.hrw.org/reports98/police/uspo06.htm

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