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    Video of cops beating student shocks America

    Video Of Cops Beating Student Shocks America Video - Yahoo! News UK

    Footage of police beating an innocent basketball fan unconscious as he was celebrating a win by his college team has sent shockwaves through America.




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    University of Maryland student John McKenna was attacked after their victory over arch rivals Duke.
    CCTV pictures show him skipping down the street waving his arms in joy.
    He is then approached by police on horseback who stand over him before other cops in riot gear swoop and start hitting him with their batons.
    Police initially claimed Mr McKenna had attacked their officers and horses, causing them "minor injuries", as they responded to reports of trouble after the game.
    But the footage clearly shows he never struck out - and even tried to back away when confronted.
    The FBI is now investigating the incident which left the 21-year-old needing eight staples to repair a head wound.
    He was also allegedly told by officers in Maryland not to make a fuss about his injuries because they would have to fill out more paperwork.
    Mr McKenna was arrested and placed in the back of a police van before being taken to hospital.
    Charges against him have since been dropped and police chief Roberto Hylton has suspended one officer.
    He said: "I was outraged. I was very disappointed at the conduct that I saw on the part of my officers on the video tape."
    Mr McKenna's family said in a statement: "Some of these characters ought to go to jail, some ought to be booted off the force.
    "The remainder should be properly trained to discover that force is not always necessary, and brutality is always wrong."
    Americans are already drawing comparisons with the beating of a black man, Rodney King, in Los Angeles in 1991.
    The officers accused of that incident were acquitted by a jury, sparking riots across the city which left 53 people dead.
    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

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    I doubt if he was that innocent, he was probably much the same as Rodney King who deserved everything he got.

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    ^ You really are a fucking idiot Bob... From your disdain of everything American, why don't you have your citizenship revoked...

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    Really don't understand it, how did they mistake him for a blackman

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    ^ Must be a new racial equality law they've brought in

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    Send those cops to Thailand , let them give some Isaan morons a proper beat down.

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    ^^^^
    Dont know about this case, looks excessive and unjust from the info you can get from the vid, the problems with the police report also suggests they know they fucked up and went seriously overboard.

    The crazy DUI driver Rodney King is an other matter he really got what was coming to him, the black rioters where brain-dead, they would rather have drug-crazed Rodneys racing around in their residential streets , than a swine like RK getting a sound beating for not complying with the Police and for endangering the life's of the public and Police officers.

    But the Black community views and fair metering of justice don't go hand in hand, like the other famous swine OJ Simpson's case proved, I know it has some present and many historical reasons, but that should not influence the law like it did in the RK and OJ cases.

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    I feel a lawsuit with hefty pay out coming on.

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