Just another isolated incident

How many “isolated incidents” do you need before you get to the “widespread institutional behavior” level? How many until you get to “standard operating procedure”?

Officer charged after video shows beating

There is a six minute local news report attached to that article. Your standard local newscast is 22 minutes of programming.

The long and short of it is a couple of officers beat the crap out of a senior citizen, put him in the hospital, and then charged him with assaulting two police officers.

Only problem is, there’s video. Now the officers are in trouble (for assault, not for false arrest or lying on a police report or any of that other boring procedural stuff that the rest of us would be crucified for) and the victim is clearly recognized as the victim.

But, you know, isolated incident.

Just like this other one from Florida.

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