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James McAsh
The police told the man to move his car from a single yellow line. The man refused because he had a blue badge and was parked legally. So the police beat him until he was unconscious. This was in London.
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James McAsh Jun 6
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This happened last year. It’s rare for these things to be caught on film, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Police brutality is not an American issue, we need change here too.
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James McAsh Jun 6
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His name is Youness Bentahar. His case was put to the independent police complaints body. I can’t find their response, so I suspect we don’t have it yet.
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James McAsh Jun 6
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Some have replied here saying "Why didn't he move the car?" "Why didn't he let them arrest him?" You're right - this would have avoided the violence. But what you're saying here is that Black people who have committed no crimes should let the police harass them or face violence.
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James McAsh Jun 6
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This is not just 'restraint'. Here's two examples: At 1:40 Bentahar starts screaming "my hand". It later turned out his finger had been broke. At 1:48 the office starts punching him, using handcuffs as knuckle-dusters. That's not restraint.
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James McAsh Jun 6
Replying to @mcash
Some have dismissed this as old news. I disagree: it's less than a year old and the case is still open. Right now there is more focus on police brutality than ever before - it must lead to dramatic reform. That won't happen if people think the problem isn't here in the UK. It is.
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James McAsh Jun 8
Replying to @mcash
Was he parked too close to the junction? He might be - I can't tell. Happy to admit that: I shouldn't have asserted he was parked legally. The point still stands: at worst it should have been a ticket, not violence and arrest.
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MrYeldarb Jun 6
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IF that be the case, then it doesn't say much about the great British public walking on by and watching.
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James McAsh Jun 6
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No it doesn’t. But I guess most people who see something like that will assume the guy was posing a threat to someone. People generally trust the police to do the right thing, even if that trust is dramatically misplaced.
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B.A.D.T.A.S.T.E 🇮🇪🇩🇲 Jun 6
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