You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!
The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
Vancouver Off-Topic / Current EventsThe off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.
So my friend Andi was riding his bike home (sober) 3 blocks in Yaletown late last night without a helmet or light on. He went through a red light at the bottom of Robson and Beatty as there was NO traffic there at all (3 way intersection in front of the Terry Fox Memorial). These cops pull him over, and this is what they do to him. I have a full 10m video, and I'm recommending that Andi presses charges. Please help prevent this sort of stuff from happening again by sharing this video / photos, and asking the VPD to investigate VPD Officer Bhabha #2703.
edit* not arguing that he was in the right in regards to riding without a helmet, lights and running a red light on a bicycle but in my opinion he did not deserve to get punched...if he was resisting then they should have taken him down, no need to punch him
he was stopped for no light or helmet, running a light and supposedly there was an argument that escalated into him being cuffed
and in the video you can see he keeps moving his arm when the officer is trying to handcuff him the officer gets fed up (probably because of the argument too) and punches him
he can get away with saying he resisted because well he did the point that can be argued is if his force was excessive (probably not)
like one of my old professors used to say you could be in the right but there's no point in challenging an officer about it, especially in the middle of the night, because you may get beat leave the arguing for your lawyer in the courtroom
you can see him trying to pull his arm away before he is punched, when you never know what someone might do ie going for a knife or gun this is completly resonable i think. So either he should have been pulled over his shoulder and thrown to the ground or get a quick punch to the face which id take the punch lol
he did pull away his arms and like some said he could've been pulling a knife or weapon.
Dude in the video the guy being cuffed is clearly not trying to pull his arm away, he's trying to readjust his arm like he explained later in the video. If you watch the video he wiggles his arm and moves it slightly to his left (probably 2-3 inches over) over the course of almost 3 full seconds. If he was trying to resist he would have snapped his arm away which would take at most 1 full second.
Exactly...Why would he stand there with his arms behind his back letting them put a cuff on one hand and then all of a sudden decide to resist...that wouldn't make much sense...It's more likely that his arm was being pulled into a position that it just wouldn't go and he was trying to adjust....
I signed up to a Zionist website and all the Illuminati gave me was this lousy usertitle
Join Date: Apr 2012
Thanked 497 Times in 268 Posts
What an ugly city, even from the news site comments.
If you're not rich, expect to be treated like a second class citizen or worse if you're mentally unstable, expect to be executed like Boyd with every officer on the scene involved in the coverup of your murder.
My AFC gave me an ABS CEL code of LOL while at WOT!
Join Date: Nov 2006
Thanked 544 Times in 163 Posts
Show the full video if you want to really get our opinions on who we think is right or wrong. Don't feed us half a video. His attitude prior to getting to the point of being handcuffed is crucial to how the officer might respond. If he was displaying signs of aggression before getting handcuffed the way he flinched while getting cuffed would warrant him getting punched/subdued.
Edit: I re-watched the video over a couple times again and think that the way that the officer punched him was a bit unwarranted. He could have still be in control of the situation without having to punch him in the face. It would have been quicker to regain control of him by grabbing his wrists (like he was doing) but instead he brought his arm up above his head and went for his face. It's hard to say in the heat of the moment what's right and wrong, but I don't know if I would call what that guy was doing resisting arrest.
Again. Show us the whole video and let us make that judgement.
only reason he acted like a saint is cause his friend w filming and they wanted to make a stink with the media. He clearly was moving when the cop was trying to do his job. You can't take the risk not to act on it
In not gonna show sympathy for some asshole running reds with no helmet then trynna get five mins of Fame out of it Posted via RS Mobile
It didn't seem excessive to me, he pulled his arm away and he was hit once. What lead up to that moment? Like others have said I'd like to see the part where he did something to get to the point to be cuffed. You get pulled over for disobeying traffic lights they generally don't throw you against a pole and cuff you for a citation.
“The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place... and I don´t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it. You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain't about how hard you hit... It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward... how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That´s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you worth, go out and get what you worth.” - Rocky Balboa