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The Popo: "Let's See It!"

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We mentioned last week that there is reportedly cell-phone video of how Shreveport, Louisiana, cops handled the arrest of actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright at a wrap party for the flick W.

According to someone who's seen the vid, the actors were cruelly tasered and pepper-sprayed by the popo:

"It shows Josh trying to calm down the cops [outside the Stray Cat bar]. He's saying, 'It's cool, man. Everything's good.' You see Josh and Jeffrey hugging. That's when the cops Mace them. Then they tackle Jeffrey and Taser him. You also hear someone saying, 'What are you doing to that man?' It's disgraceful."

A Shreveport police spokesman said, "We've heard about this video. We'd love to see it, if someone would like to send it to us."

The video is said to be in the hands of a California lawyer.

The cops reportedly have their own video and audio tapes - recorded by some of the 10 officers who responded to a reported disturbance at the wrap party.

The Shreveport Times has called on the city's police chief to release the police tapes, "…it's a bar brawl, not a homicide. Shreveport citizens have a right to view how their officers conducted themselves."

The cop boss has apparently decided to keep the official tapes under wraps until Brolin, Wright and five other members of the W movie crew appear in court on Dec. 2.

A mouthpiece for Brolin declined to comment on "an ongoing legal matter."

We wonder…are the Shreveport cops Republicans and were they angry the flick filmed in their town?

Thank goodness for technology.

The truth will come out!

[Image via WENN.]

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71 comments to “The Popo: "Let's See It!"”

  1. dd says – reply to this


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    first!

  2. manda says – reply to this


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    first?

  3. kate says – reply to this


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    you're lame

  4. bebe says – reply to this


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    don't be surprised when the southern cracker popo's corruption is exposed. it's a southern tradition - crazy, power-mad cops with guns.

  5. TTOTO says – reply to this


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    DSFTRTRTEGTARGTGTE

  6. lola says – reply to this


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    first?

  7. Duck says – reply to this


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    You sir are retarded.

  8. joe says – reply to this


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    www.rememberheathledger.com



  9. 9

    oh well

  10. flane says – reply to this


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    Please write like a grown-up. "Police" not "popo." Jesus.

  11. diana says – reply to this


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    First!!!!!!!!!! POLICE need to have limits and realize that they cant hurt people for no reason………..i would sue for all they are worth!!!!!!!!!!! stupid people

  12. gross says – reply to this


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    i go to shreveport every year to visit family. of course the majority of people there are Republican, it's the south. But what is more repulsive is that people are still so racist there!!! sooooooo racist that the n word is thrown around like a frisby at a hippie fest and the black residents put up with it. i could tell you stories for hours, but i don't want to offend the god residents of shreveport- they do exist!!! i will be showing up there next month with my "barack the vote shirt on" and i'm sure i'll be called a damn yankee.



  13. 13

    WHO CARES!

  14. fuck says – reply to this


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    Fuck cops they have such egos like they're above the fucking law. They can't just tackle and beat up people. shit these guys didnt even have weapons on them and jeff is getting tased?? wtf i bet nothing happens to the police.

  15. Rhond says – reply to this


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    Don't taz me, bro. Wasn't Brolin just in a shoving match with sean penn over his wife and I thought he was happily married to Diane Lane!

  16. WRONG says – reply to this


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    COPS BEHAVING BADLY HAS NOTHI G TO DO WITH WETHER THEY ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, PEREZ. ABUSE IS WRONG AND IF THE CHIEF KNEW HIS COPS WERE INNOCENT AND HIS VIDEO PROVED THAT THEN HE WOULD RELEASE THEN, THE COPS ARE PROBABLY AT FAULT CAN WE SAY MEGA MILLION DOLLAR SUIT BABY!!

  17. DOUBL says – reply to this


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    Re: gross – GROSS I AM IN THE SOUTH MAJORITY ARE DEMOCRATS AND MOST PEOPLE DONT USE THE N WORD JUST THE REAL BAD REDNECK PEOPLE THAT WERE BROUGHT UP WITH NO MANNERS, NO IM NOT DEFENDING THEM BUT IT IS JUST AS WRONG FOR BLACK PEOPLE TO USE THAT WORD, AND I DONT SEE BLACK PEOPLE STOPPING USING THE N WORD ANY TIME SOON N WORD MEANS IGNORANT, IT SHOULD BE BANNED!!!!

  18. QUIT says – reply to this


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    CRACKER? BEBE YOU ARE RETARDED ..
    AND PEOPLE POPO IN SLANG FOR COPS GET WITH IT…
    N WORD NEEDS TO BE BANNED ALL OVER THE USA, ITS JUST A DEROGITORY WORD. BLACKS AND WHITES ALIKE NEED TO QUIT USING IT!!!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!!

  19. shrev says – reply to this


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    considering shreveport is 70% black, has a black mayor and has a black police chief. I think it is safe, dumbass, that Shreveport police department is not republican. They are gangster and ghetto!!!!

  20. Will says – reply to this


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    Louisiana is full of Democrats. If you look in your history books there is something called a Southern Democrat. The Southern Dems are the ones that didn't like civil rights all that much. Just ask D-Senator Bird.

    Grow a pair Josh!

  21. m says – reply to this


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    Okay let's get this straight, Almost all of us Southerners are REPUBLICAN! That has nothing to do with any of this. Yes, we do say the "n" word alot and its not becaue we are dumb rednecks. I happen to have a College Degree and i still use the word. Unless you grew up down here then don't talk trash about it! Here it isn't a big deal to say it because almost everyone does…except the damn yankees that move here and mess up everything. Leave it to a Yankee to vote for Barack Obama. He is MUSLIM!! Wait and see…If he gets voted in, you will see what hell he is going to put us through! Have ya'll forgotten 9/11?

  22. kay says – reply to this


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    Re: BILLIELIPS IN THE JUNGLE!Re: BILLIELIPS IN THE JUNGLE! – not only are you stupid, you are just plain retarded. Please do not come back to Shreveport, we have enough retards as it is. We don't need to start importing them.

  23. Laure says – reply to this


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    all cops in louisiana are crooked as hell. all stupid and none do their job right. they are all just looking for a good time and dont care what they have to do. they are all insanely ridiculous

  24. UGh.. says – reply to this


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    Anyone else find the irony in a gay man preaching "believe as I do or you're scum"??? Being Texan, I can confirm, yes, Shreveport (and most of Texas' good ol boy network) is full rednecks, republicans, and people with racist feelings (on ALL sides of the fence)…but that has nothing to do with knowing what is the appropriate way to behave. Being redneck and/or republican doesn't make someone act out of line. Ego, and lack of self control are to blame here. I know many many MANY "democrats" and "yankees" with those traits also. You are NEVER going to have every American agree on everything, we all grow up in different neighborhoods. wish people could remember that…shut your mouth and open your mind. Tolerance and self restraint are lost arts in America.

  25. mere says – reply to this


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    i lvie in shreveport and yeah a lot of people here are republican but we aren't mad because the movie was filmed here. we like the movies that come in town. im sure it was just police wanting to have the power. don't look badly upon us shreveport people because police here have nothing else to do with there time.

  26. mered says – reply to this


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    this is ridiculus! i live in shreveport and there may be a lot of republican country people but they aren't the meanest people you've every met. unless you've lived in shreveport for years you have no right to judge us. we love it when movies are filmed here, it gives us more jobs and more opportunities. so please dont act like you know what the south is until you've lived here. and the police probably did overreact to the situation, but thats because they have nothing else to do with their time

  27. HAM says – reply to this


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    OMG Cops breaking the law and hurting people for no reason? Suprize Suprize……
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    That happens ALL the time in EVERY city
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    in fact, here in SAN ANTONIO TEXAS, WESTSIDE VICE UNIT RAPES THE "WORKING" GIRLS instead of arresting them. I know cuz those girls are my friends and I've seen the cops beat up crazy homeless people for no reason 2. Somebody needs to police the police, they're out of control here

  28. karen says – reply to this


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    My husband hydro-planed in Louisiana, years ago, and the cops (who I ALWAYS admire, normally…some of my friends sons are police) were cruel:( So I believe this account of what happened with Wright/Brolin.

  29. HAM says – reply to this


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    Re: BILLIELIPS IN THE JUNGLE! – Well Sweetie, I hope U neevr have 2 watch or hear about somebody you love getting hurt by the police, it's a helpless feeling I wish on nobody

  30. janeb says – reply to this


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    you know what. Cops are taking way too many damn liberties with those tasers lately. They should be banned. They are using them in a way that is inhumane and cruel and unnecessary. What is this? Bunch of Nazis.

  31. Heart says – reply to this


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    I live in Shreveport and the cops here are good for three things.
    1. Lying
    2. Charging
    3. Beating up on women

  32. Lala says – reply to this


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    Why aren't the ACTORS speaking UP?
    They look guilty staying quit!

  33. Rhond says – reply to this


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    People make La sound so appealing. I hope I never have to go there, sounds like the most awful place to live. Really like the new gov, the little I've seen of him, he seems like he's trying to change how awful it is to live there.

  34. PFOP says – reply to this


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    www.pocketfullofpaper.com

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    www.pocketfullofpaper.com

  35. me says – reply to this


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    i can't say what happened during this incident, but Josh Brolin is a total drunk…tmz had video of him like a week later all drunk, trying to start a fight with sean penn…he's not all that innocent.



  36. 36

    Re: kay – LOL!



  37. 37

    Re: m – WELL THEN YOUR JUST A DUMB REDNECK WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE. IF YOU THINK OBAMA IS MUSLIM THAN I DOUBT YOU HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE. OH WAIT YOU PROBABLY WENT TO THE FUCKTARD SCHOOL OF REDNECK HELMET HEADS! DUMBASS!



  38. 38

    STOP TASER ABUSE BY THE POPO!

  39. youar says – reply to this


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    what the fuck does being republican have to do with it you ignorant ass. I hope you lose a lot of traffic for your uneducated political agenda.

  40. Ashle says – reply to this


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    its a shame that this is the publicity that shrevport gets. we have had about a dozen movies filmed here since hurricane katrina hit in 2005 and this is the first incident. stars like kevin costner, ashton kutcher, katie holmes, demi moore, 50 cent, and more have all filmed here and seem to enjoy the peace. they can take there children to the park or go eat dinner without being bothered. ashton, demi, and the girls were in front of me in line one night at the movie theater and no one bothers them. we understand they are just normal people doing their job. its sad that this is the sort of event that shreveport is going to be known for. i do agree that the shreveport police are mostly assholes and this even should be looked into, its sad that they react so crazy sometimes! maybe the fact that they finally hurt someone with some publicity will help weed out some of the corruption.

  41. your says – reply to this


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    Wow. Can you be a little more ignorant? Being republican doesn't matter. Releasing tapes, or not releasing them has no bearing on the innocence of the police officers. The police department is not Perezhilton.com and doesn't air it's business in any forum other than the courts. That is the appropriate thing to do. Oh and a five second ride on a tazer is much more humane than a five minute ass kicking that results in broken bones. Get all the facts and do your homework before you slam people for having the balls to do a job that you could not do yourself without pissing your pants.

  42. L says – reply to this


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    I live in Shreveport and am very proud of our city officials. Not having seen any video or being privey to any information about this situation that has not been publicized, I don't think it is wise to make assumptions. What I do know is that when someone is being arrested, police do not like citizens interfering in the arrest because it puts the police in danger. These guys and girls are out all day and night up against the worst of the worst and they cannot take any chances during a drunken brawl. People, including cops, get hurt. So, just stay back, let them do their jobs, and if you witness any injustice, by all means report it.

    And please - - Josh Brolin and the like are LOVING this because everyone knows that in order to become famous in today's celebrity world, you have to get arrested, drive under the influence, snort coke of a dead hooker's ass, and show off your hoo-ha.

  43. starf says – reply to this


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    why does it matter if the police are Republican???
    you are an idiot.. and are part of the problem with the media
    you think you are sooo open minded but you are just as closed minded
    as the " crazy Republican"

  44. Fuck says – reply to this


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    Re: gross

    First of all Not everybody in La is a fucking racist. Just because were southerners doesn't mean we hate everyone who isn't white. Second of all not all of us are Republican either. Maybe they were cocky cops and did something stupid, and maybe they had a reason to do what they did.
    Oh go ahead and wear your dumbass Obama shirt. You'll see. Watch how much faster this country goes to hell if he wins.

  45. anon says – reply to this


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    Who played the race card here? Unless I'm mistaken, there is one white guy and black guy who were both arrested!

  46. x says – reply to this


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    wtf does republican have to do with it? seriously perez ur a retard, police brutality isn't condoned by anyone

  47. LolaL says – reply to this


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    Yes, most likely the S'port police are conservative Republicans since the politics in that city are (I have lived there so I know). It's as southern conservative as you get. Blech. Glad I don't live there anymore!

  48. LolaL says – reply to this


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    And for all you idiots asking why it matters whether they're Republicans, did you READ the entire post? The movie being made in S'port was W, about our current unpopular President. Geez, read before you post.

  49. dumb says – reply to this


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    Perez-you need to stop discriminating. You want people to be more open about race and homosexuality but you have the gull to talk about which party they are committed to? WHO GIVES A SHIT??!!?!? THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT…and if it does you shouldn't be the one starting that argument… the truth will come out but you need to practice what you preach - if you don't that will be your downfall I guarantee it!

  50. cass says – reply to this


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    THE POLICE SUCKS!!! THEY DONT CARE ABOUT ANYBODY!!!

  51. kay says – reply to this


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    Re: PFOP
    I hope you don't have to live in s'port too rhonda because we have enough idiots as it is. Stay in your on bubble and annoy them.

  52. Rhond says – reply to this


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    Re: LolaL – Oh, I see, if your making a movie about an unpopular president, then it's ok to fight with the cops. Because their (1) rednecks (2) southern (3) republican (4) probably Christian (5)racist (6) probably jealous of big movie stars (or even D movie stars) and on and on and on!!!!

  53. Rhond says – reply to this


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    Re: kay – I only got that impression by reading posts of people who live there! I've never been to La, I live in another liberal hole called Michigan.

  54. Me says – reply to this


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    This is getting so OLD. I am from Shreveport - we are not all crazy, white, republican racists! Way to perpetuate stereotypes Perez - and many other commenters! Good job guys!

  55. shay says – reply to this


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    I used to live in Shreveport, its a very sucky place to live.



  56. 56

    Unfortunately the cops probably just fucked themselves and their city. Shreveport has been one of the biggest filming locations in the south for a couple of years now. I think people will now think twice about filming there.

  57. Chels says – reply to this


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    I've lived in shreveport for half of my life, and now i live in new orleans. and trust me, you haven't seen racism at all. and whoever wrote this:

    "i go to shreveport every year to visit family. of course the majority of people there are Republican, it's the south. But what is more repulsive is that people are still so racist there!!! sooooooo racist that the n word is thrown around like a frisby at a hippie fest and the black residents put up with it."

    please grow the hell up and stop stereotyping.
    everyone i know from shreveport would never use that word towards anyone. please don't ever go back to shreveport. your family probably doesn't like you all that much anyway :]

  58. kiki says – reply to this


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    i live in shreveport and the cops are corupt! there has been alot of shit going down with the cops beating the living shit out of people at a night club named phoenix underground, but the cops keep covering it up!
    ~K~

  59. brody says – reply to this


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    Yes! Shreveport cops are VERY conservative. They all are down here. Pretty sure they loved the fact that a movie about W was being made. However I doubt they realize that the movie is to show how stupid he is.

  60. booya says – reply to this


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    I love me some Jeffrey Wright.

  61. Perez says – reply to this


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    Fucking pigs use every opportunity to mace/taser people. I'm glad it happened to an actor, maybe the bad press will wake the police departments up.

    And saying "popo" doesn't give you street cred, retard.

    -PerezSux

  62. Aleat says – reply to this


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    Re: Laure – Uh, here's the thing. I live in Louisiana, right near Shreveport, and I know plenty of great policemen from here. Not everyone is perfect, but the majority of the police here do a great job.

  63. MJ says – reply to this


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    Listen, I live in Shreveport. (Well, close to it.)

    It isn't that they're trying to pervert justice, or are republicans—These guys have been living in a society that praises them simply for being men their entire lives. I know it's backwards, but that's how it is here. Men are still men and women (for the most part) are still women. Men are raised with this idea that they have the deciding vote and live their lives as such.

    They are reacting to the threat of pressure from this lawyer and what's probably perceived as 'Those suits from the big city swooping in and trying to tell us how to run things.' the only way they know how–by refusing to be bullied. Things move slower here, and these guys WILL NOT bow to anyone. Especially if they feel justified in their actions.

    I hope nothing illegal happened. I hope the Shreveport police responded to this incident with appropriate force and cool headed-ness. I was raised to believe that the police are the good guys and that they deserve respect, So, until I find out otherwise, I'm working on the assumption that the police officers involved carried out their duties that night as they would have any other night when being called to the same incident. I believe they were just rounding up the rowdy drunks at the local bar, and until I'm proved wrong, I think their only crime was one of doing their job–without giving someone preferential treatment just because they're a little famous.~MJ

  64. Cpadd says – reply to this


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    I AM from Shreveport and EVERYONE there is a republican! They probably WERE mad that it was being filmed there.

  65. f u says – reply to this


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    Re: Will – fuck head. what does byrd have to do with louisiana?? NOTHING. fucking stupid asshole.

  66. f u says – reply to this


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    Re: Laure – just who the fuck are you bitch?? how do you know this?? guess you are more edumacated than we are. put your head back up your ass where it belongs.

  67. f u says – reply to this


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    Re: karen – FUCK YOU and your stupid husband. asshole.

  68. f u says – reply to this


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    Re: Rhond – fuck you you dumb cunt. we don't want you here. go "help" some other state. asshole.

  69. Amand says – reply to this


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    You are such a dumbass Perez. The police broke up a bar fight and you are calling them Republicans becase they used the tazer and pepper spray? Would you have preferred that they shot them?

  70. UHG! says – reply to this


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    This is what cops/security guards resort to when their orders aren't followed. The actors weren't "Hugging" although it may look that way. They were holding on too each other to prevent the cops from separating them, so they could be arrested. Cops who wouldn't fire a gun under these circumstances, feel that it' ok to electo-shock/torture people into submission. GOOD WORK to the folks that managed to record this violation of human rights! Earlier this year a woman was tazered in an electronic's store by a security guard, because while she was standing in line to pay, she got a call on her cell phone , that something bad had happened to her child. No one in the store understood why her behavior suddenly changed. Security decided she was trying to commit a crime- she wasn't really explaining her trauma- so she was tazered to the floor! WHEN WILL THIS END? YOU COULD BE NEXT!

  71. kk says – reply to this


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    josh brolin is yummy!