Saturday, November 26, 2011

US Police Beat Shopper Unconscious

Courtesy Daily Mail. The man body slammed to the ground at a Walmart outside Phoenix, Arizona, was trying to save his 8-year-old grandson from a being trampled after the boy was knocked down during an uncontrollable stampede at a video game display.

Police slammed Jerald Allen Newman, 54, face-first into the concrete floor when a security guard reported that he stuffed two video games in his pants. Mr Newman's wife says he was just trying to free his hands to help his grandson.

Apparently the cop kicked Mr. Newman’s legs out from under him and slammed him so hard into the concrete floor that the man was bloodied and knocked unconscious.

Does anybody else believe that since Mr. Newman had not left the store he had not technically stolen anything yet?

Mr. Newman said he was trying to protect his 8-year old grandson, who was also treated in hospital for injuries sustained by the crowds and had intended to pay for the videos when he left the store.

Why would a thief stand for hours in line to steal a 50% off video game? Obviously he intended to purchase this and was trying to protect his grandson. The police acted too soon and too aggressively.

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