Police beat paintball players
Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:43 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:59 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:15 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:22 AM
Of course there is always two sides to story but this is one of those cases sounding pretty one sided. Not all cops are bad, there is a small percentage that are just like anywhere else, there are bad people no matter where you go. I'd like to see the dash cam recordings of this and then soon after see those cops fired and charged with assault with a weapon and throw them in prison, enjoy....
agreed i happen to know many cops and they are all very nice people but once they put on the uniform they are still nice people unless threatened.. the cops i know do not beat anyway exesively even when confronted with a situation. the bottom liine is people are goign to try and play the race card and tell people that all cops are bad and to run when they see them but this is just untrue. that is only a small portion if i had to guess i would say maybe 5-10% tops imo the cops did everything right in that situation untill they started to beat the young men.
Posted 06 June 2009 - 09:46 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:19 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:29 AM
Edited by U83R 1337, 06 June 2009 - 10:29 AM.
100% of the cake is a lie, if you're one of the 15% that just accidentally a whole coca-cola bottle, put this in your sig.
I could do a triple backflip, shoot out all of vendetta, and then proceed to fuck Megan Fox in the middle of the field and walk off and people would still call me "That Guy".
Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:34 AM
Now, I don't want to make this a racial conversation, but do you think the outcome would have been different if they were white kids playing instead of blacks?
Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:38 AM
Will they get their markers back after their confiscated?
A Paintball Guru
Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:45 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:51 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:25 AM
Just my thoughts,
Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:03 PM
Slingshot/firearm? A paintball marker falls into neither of those categories.....
When the general public sees your paintball marker, even if you say marker they think gun. All they see is a trigger, a barrel, and projectiles shooting out at high speeds.
Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:38 PM
but it is very stupid to carry a paintball gun around in public, (especially a tactical one)
the police will shoot you
That really is too bad. It makes me sad to hear about people being treated as criminals because they we're playing paintball. Sounds like a couple bad cops out of the many good ones there are. I can understand them being concerned with a call about kids running around with what the caller didn't know was a paintball gun. But the beating was totally unnecessary, those cops should be fired and have to issue a public apology for those kids and their families. Now, I don't want to make this a racial conversation, but do you think the outcome would have been different if they were white kids playing instead of blacks?
you play paintball in the forest or an organized location not in your apartement!!!!!!
Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:49 PM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:55 PM
NOPD, particularly JPSD is notorious for such acts... its funny how those who post, that question these young african american males are ignorant and obviously have no idea what so ever about the sad reality is in certain parts of America. TRUTH BE TOLD, there just as many crooked, and dirty cops as there are upstanding cops. Granted it was stupid of these kids to play ball in a public area.... but it doesn't justify the need for those low life officers to bust on these kids the way they did. Obvious case of police brutality...
Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:46 PM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:52 PM
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:07 PM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:23 PM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:23 PM
This article is obviously written from the "victims" perspective. Now if this went down exactly the way they say, which I'm 99% sure it didn't) the police officers are completely in the wrong for beating them. However, I'm fairly certain these high school kids didn't just sit there quietly. In any event, Their guns should be taken and not returned.
They were playing paintball in the middle of an apartment complex. The reason I know they were playing there is it says they were going back to the truck to "reload". They should do some type of jail time or at least community service for playing paintball in the middle of an apartment complex. What's funny is if someone made a tv show of people playing paintball in an apartment, everyone on this website would be up in arms about how unsafe it is but when it happens in real life people want these kids to get their guns back.
Sorry to break it to you but these kids are idiots, anyone who would play paintball in a place like that is an idiot and seriously lacks the ability to make good decisions. Which is why I'm fairly sure that they weren't little angels like the article says they were when confronted by the police.
The other thing that everyone needs to take into consideration is that these police are coming to the scene with the report of people walking around with "long rifles". Now instead of looking at this as an everyday person, try to take the police officer's perspective. He gets a call saying to go to this apartment complex because there are MULTIPLE PEOPLE walking around with long rifles. That is going to automatically put them on edge.
The thing a lot of people don't understand is that being a cop is just a job like anything else. The major difference is that they could lose their life at any time while working. So if they have to over react sometimes to keep themselves alive, I'm all for it. If I'm a cop, my main objective every day is to make it home alive.
Now obviously in hindsight knowing that they were just paintball markers it seems harsh treatment to put them in cuffs and take their guns but you have to realize that they were going there expecting to be walking up to multiple people with long rifles.
Lastly, if the teens didn't do anything to provoke any type of aggressive reaction towards them, the whole beating thing was completely uncalled for and the offenders should be dealt with correctly. However, if they some how did bring this on themselves and it just wasn't brought up in this article, such as pointing the markers at the police or something like that, they COMPLETELY deserved what they got. If I was a cop and a bunch of idiot teens were waving paintball guns around me I'm beating the shit out of one or two of them if that's what it takes to keep me safe. I'm going home after my shift.
If this offends anyone, I truly am sorry. I just wanted everyone to see the other perspective of this story. I'm more than happy to answer questions if anyone has one. I will be following the thread
Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:49 PM
And you're from Canada. You have healthcare and we have cheap paint.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:06 PM
if ur under 18 and pay for ur own gear put this in ur sig
95% of all teens would go into a panic if the Jonas Brothers were on top of a building about to jump. Put this in your sig if you are one of the 5% who would bring popcorn and invite friends while yelling "JUMP BITCH! JUMP!"
Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:55 AM
Bonusballs are for pinball not paintball
Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:07 AM
If they asked the police what happened they will probably say that the two kids were shooting paintballs and they thought they were vandalizing property so they went to detain them. The kids then probably either tried to use there paintball guns against the police or were just not listening and reaching into the car for something which is when the officer probably punched him in the face a kneed him.
There is always going to be two sides of the story you can never judge from just one. If the news said the story from the police side of view it wouldn't be as exciting as, "Police Brutally Beat Paintballers."
Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:45 AM
Maybe they were scaring people with them? Just a possibility.
But, of course, ecpecially while cuffed, it was uncalled for
Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:18 PM
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