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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Video of a California Highway Patrol officer on the Santa Monica Freeway punching a woman in the head has sparked calls from civil rights advocates for a federal investigation. The video shows a black woman walking on the side of the freeway when a white male CHP officer catches up with her, throws her to the ground and repeatedly punches her in the head, landing at least nine blows. A plainclothes officer can later be seen helping pin her to the ground. Police said the officer was trying to stop Marlene Pinnock after she had been walking between traffic lanes. Pinnock was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.

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WOW. That is beyond comprehension. The "officer" has not been identified, even after a law suit has been filed?! The police can immediately "identify" their alleged Boston Bombers, but cops can't tell each other apart? That response is adding gasoline to this obvious bonfire.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-07 09:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's probably a terrible idea to give up your guns in the face of this kind of police brutality. What strange bedfellows we have become.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-07 09:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

CHP stands for Can't Handle People.

They should just stay in their cars or on their bikes and call real police.

#3 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-07 11:13 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I betcha Sgt. Joseph Getraer would be pissed at this.

#4 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-07 11:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1

Perhaps you should contemplate the linguistic difference between "did not," as reported, and "has not" as you speculate.

Oh, got any support for a lawsuit having been filed? It ain't in linked article, nor the related article.

#5 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-07 11:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1
Perhaps you should contemplate the linguistic difference between "did not," as reported, and "has not" as you speculate.
Oh, got any support for a lawsuit having been filed? It ain't in linked article, nor the related article.
#5 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-07 11:37 PM

Family of woman punched by CHP officer to file lawsuit

"The family will file", I suppose you are being obtuse as usual.

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-08 12:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

#6

Still having a problem with English. Now, go contemplate the difference between "has been filed," that you wrote, and the reported "will file," as you walk your "alligator mouth and hummingbird ass" back.

#7 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-08 12:18 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

#6
Still having a problem with English. Now, go contemplate the difference between "has been filed," that you wrote, and the reported "will file," as you walk your "alligator mouth and hummingbird ass" back.
#7 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-08 12:18 AM

Shove it back up your quivering crack.

Re-listen to the announcer "CHP HAS NOT YET IDENTIFIED THE OFFICER".

Is there a legal precedent they must wait upon before the civil suit can be filed? Such as the specific officer in question being identified?

You should just hire me to parse the news for you.

#8 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-08 01:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Re-listen to the announcer...

Why, I read the article. It does not state, as you claimed, the agency "did not" identify the officer involved, it said he "has not" been identified. Much like your language problem with "has been" and "will."

Is there a legal precedent they must wait...

Not necessarily but there are procedures that must be followed to assert claims against governmental entities. It's common to wait for a completed investigation. www.cacities.org

Any more parsing I can do for you, Mr. Alligator?

#9 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-08 02:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

Oh, got any support for .....Posted by et_al

I believe this line appears "automatically" whenever et_al-bot clicks on the comment box.

#11 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-07-08 11:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

#11
Your comments most often require support (since you just pull them from you @ss). You just hate being proven as a liar over and over.

#12 | Posted by homerj at 2014-07-08 03:43 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

The punches appear to be excessive force, but the original effort to take down the woman seems justified. She was walking between traffic lanes on a busy road and walked away from the officer alongside the road when the officer told her to stop. I suspect we're going to find out she was on drugs or suffering a mental break of some kind.

#13 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-09 10:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Re: #3 - I hope this isn't the case. For the many years I lived in California, the CHP was miles above local police forces in professionalism, helpfulness, etc. (Especially compared to LAPD.)

#14 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-07-09 12:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

guilt of "w.o.w.b." (walking outside while black)

in an increasingly militarized society with centuries of racial inequality and discrimination, recently exposed through its mass media and its foreign policy of having a abnormal fetish for overreaction and violence this type of thing will happen more and more.

#15 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-07-09 12:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Los Angeles is a city of a million tragedies. This is just one more sad story. Whether she was on drugs or mentally ill. Whether the cop was just trying to help or just having a bad day.

#16 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-09 01:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

"CHP Officer Punches Woman 9 Times", one more and he gets the next one free.

#17 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-07-09 01:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

The walking-down-the-middle-of-
the-street behavior has me puzzled. How do they benefit from that?

#18 | Posted by FlyUntied at 2014-07-09 01:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

For the many years I lived in California, the CHP was miles above local police forces in professionalism, helpfulness, etc."

#14 | Posted by mOntecOre

Ever hear of "Knott's Landing"?

Google Cara Knott.

CHP has always been crap.

#19 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-09 01:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

hmmm guess no one here is a boxer...

LEO on the vid is wearing speed gloves. I got a pair just like those I use on the speed bag or double ended bag when I'm in the gym. It keeps your knuckles from dislocating.

I can only assume he just came from the gym. Can't imagine anyone putting those on off camera.

#20 | Posted by Pegasus at 2014-07-09 02:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

well... at LEAST 9 times.

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-07-09 03:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'll bet everyone that was slowed down or stopped by that wandering black woman wishes he would have kicked her a few times too.

#24 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-07-09 04:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

well, the officer should have just let her roam in traffic...better to let someone run her ------ over and let the insurance company deal with it.

#25 | Posted by eberly at 2014-07-09 04:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ponch or Jon would have just blown her head off.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2014-07-09 04:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

Seeing as though she was black he should have just let her be, that way he could have avoided being called a racist, or inferred to be one, as in 15.

#27 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-07-09 04:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

well, the officer should have just let her roam in traffic....

You're implying that he couldn't save her without beating her? Like he couldn't cuff her after he took her down and mounted her?

#28 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-07-09 04:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Like he couldn't cuff her after he took her down and mounted her?"

I wish we saw the entire event on video.

#29 | Posted by eberly at 2014-07-09 04:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

Eric Estrada would never stand for this.

#31 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2014-07-09 06:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

**** How much do you want to bet that this wasn't this Cowardly Cop's first violent "Cheap Shot" at someone!

#32 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-09 09:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

The crime here is that someone took pictures.

SOP.

Nothing to see here.

#33 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-07-09 09:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

This was on or near a freeway on-ramp. The lady is a homeless mentally ill person. The cop tried to corral her but she ran away. Cop got mad, end of story.

#34 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2014-07-10 11:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Where's Ponch when you need him?

These SWAT types need to go.

#35 | Posted by drewl at 2014-07-10 11:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

Shove it back up your quivering crack.

#8 | Posted by redlightrobot

This.

#37 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-07-10 04:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

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