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Bystander Urges Panhandling Suspect to Fight California Police

The incident occurred Monday afternoon, when officers were called to reports of an aggressive panhandler who was in front of a Louisiana Fried Chicken location and was threatening people who would not give him money, a Hawthorne Police Department news release stated. More Here.

December 19, 2014

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kevCopAz @ 12/20/2014 8:24 AM

Don't they have batons or pepper spray there? They did restrain themselves well.

Carlos @ 12/20/2014 9:15 AM

This is the expected result from such racially-charged "social unrest" perpetuated by the thugs of the black community as "Reverends" al sharpton & jesse jackson and barrack hussein obama and his lap dog, eric holder. Law Enforcement Officers are already required to follow policies and procedures that have been established primarily as a result from Case Law.

Unfortunately, the recent Ferguson, MO and NYC incidents will more than likely result in the injury or (God forbid) death of Officers who will hesitate because of the undeserved increase in scrutiny they might face all because the perpetrator they are dealing with is black.

I would like to know why the "bystander" was not charged with something. He stopped being one when he urged the subject to fight the responding Officer.

Tom Carter @ 12/20/2014 4:08 PM

Good Job Hawthorne PD! Enjoy prison time Mr. cannot be amongst the decent people in the City of Hawthorne. Therefore a controlled environment with constant supervision is needed for you.

Ima Leprechaun @ 12/20/2014 11:35 PM

The person capturing the video should be charged with misconduct at an emergency at the very least. Dealing with the mentally ill can be very dangerous and these Officers did show great restraint in how they handled him.

PoPo @ 12/22/2014 8:51 AM

The reporter wanted to show something at the other end of the spectrum? BS, they indirectly are encouraging someone to fight the police and now they know a Taser may be ineffective with bulky clothing. This didn't look good for our side.

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