Posted by bad_luck on 9/2/2014 4:16:00 PM (view original):
Posted by toddcommish on 9/2/2014 3:52:00 PM (view original):The cops could have just been terrible. I do think racism motivated the initial call, though. I doubt if Susan Kleinberg from accounting had been sitting on the bench security would have asked her to leave.
The amusing thing is that Taint and BadLuck are arguing that it was racism in MN, but not just plain BAD COPS. As if cops can't overreact or be abusive ON THEIR OWN without a racial trigger.
So, I guess black cops never abuse their authority and use excessive force....
Ah, so the INITIAL CALL may have been racially motivated now.... So it wasn't the cops being racist, maybe they were responding to a racially motivated report of a black guy causing trouble, which may have explained some nervousness on the part of the cops, which was exacerbated by a non-cooperative Lollie, which led to a unnecessary tasing.
Which means that it could have been avoided by:
(a) a less racist, more laissez-faire rent-a-cop
(b) a less nervous cop
(c) a less combative Lollie
(d) all of the above
Any one of these would have diffused the situation. But all took the paths that all led to trouble.