Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Gothamist: NYPD Investigates Cop Videotaped Throwing Cyclist Off Bike: "According to Officer Pogan, Long rode his bike straight into him, knocking them both down and causing a “laceration” on his arm. This account would seem to contradict the incendiary video, shot by a tourist. Long was arrested for attempted assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and, apparently Officer Pogan wrote in his report that Long told him: “You are pawns in the game. I’m going to have your job.”

Bill DiPaola, a director of Time’s Up, told the Times he arrived just after Long went down. “He got up and was dazed. They put their knees on top of his head and were smashing him into a phone booth.” Long, who was not wearing a helmet, was bruised but not hospitalized, and spent 26 hours in jail. After the video surfaced yesterday, Pogan was stripped of his gun and badge pending an investigation. But his father defended him to the Daily News, saying, “You gotta do what you gotta do to make an arrest.” And in discussing the video with the News, an unidentified NYPD source says, 'The video is bad - what can you say?'

Nice a second generation facist. So what happens when there is no need for an arrest?

The video is much more disturbing in real time than slow motion.

He clearly ran at the cyclist to knock him the fuck down.

I can't begin to fathom this.
I can. Some people are power trippers. Not all cops are, but I'm sure the majority have some power issues.
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