excessive force, and in general being assholes hiding behind badges.
And the union president, dirtbag name of Daryl Turner, illustrates the mindset we've come to know and loathe:
However, in this case, it was unfair and in conflict with
well-established legal principles to question the credibility of the
police officers involved in this case based on shaky cell phone video
footage filmed from some distance away(Yeah, what's video evidence compared to the word of lying cops?). Graham v. Connor states that the
reasonableness of a use of force must be judged from the perspective of
a reasonable officer at the scene, and its calculus must embody an
allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make
split-second decisions as to the amount of force necessary in that
particular situation. In other words, the officers' reasonable
perceptions count, not video footage.
"Stop showing that video, it means NOTHING compared to what the officer perceived!"
Really, go read the rest of what this slimeball spouted. It's amazing, and if the people of Portland don't look with suspicion on every cop after reading this, they're nuts.
Yeah, that's a broad brush; you think this is the first time these clowns have lied under oath? And that others didn't know what they'd done, and kept their mouths shut? Help the bad guys with badges, get lumped in with them.