Friday, March 27, 2009

Cops That Give Police A Bad Name

After watching this video, I find that there are a lot of questions swirling around in my head. There is however one big query that dominates all the others. Was the Cop (Officer Powell) that stopped Ryan Moats a racist or was he just big jerk? I'm not sure which it is (perhaps he was both).

I'll say this though; Moats was pretty brave or foolhardy (which is understandable given the situation with his mother-in-law) for arguing with police officer given the hair triggers that some of these guys seem to have these days. Moats is lucky he didn't get 15 warning shots in his chest (we now know that Powell had his gun drawn). I’m just saying, two people could have died that night.



Legal Pub said...

The officer was clearly wrong. He over exagerated. I think Moats handled himself well, all things considered.

Mr. Noface said...

I'm just glad that the police department that Powell was once a part of, was quick to voice its condemnation of his actions, taking remedial measures to undue some of what he did (though nothing they do will bring back Moats' lost moment with his mother-in-law).