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    South Beach Florida Police Shooting

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/0...re-forced.html

    Two witnesses to Monday’s fatal shooting on South Beach say police tried to intimidate them and force them to give up an up-close video of the incident. Police officials say the couple has not lodged a complaint.

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/0...#ixzz1OVnXct69

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    What's disturbing to me is the reports of several people having cellphones taken from them and smashed at the scene. The law has a simple saying, "Flight equals Guilt." So, to me, going around taking cellphones from peoples hands and smashing them equals coverup.
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    At :52 the video shows a cop pointing a gun at the victims.

    WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: First-person account of deadly Miami Beach shooting
    June 06, 2011 9:30 PM


    Read more: http://www.cbs12.com/articles/new-47...#ixzz1OYBKpms0





    The video shows Benoit get into the car, where his girlfriend, Ericka Davis, sat in the driver’s seat. He raises his camera and an officer is seen appearing on the driver’s side with his gun drawn, pointed at them.

    The video ends as more officers are heard yelling expletives, telling the couple to turn the video off and get out of the car.

    “They put guns to our heads and threw us on the ground,” Davis said.

    Benoit said a Miami Beach officer grabbed his cell phone, said “You want to be [expletive] Paparazzi?” and stomped on his phone before placing him in handcuffs and shoving the crunched phone in Benoit’s back pocket. He said the couple joined other witnesses already in cuffs and being watched by officers, who were on the lookout for two passengers who, police believe at the time, had bailed out of Herisse’s car. It is still not known whether any passengers were in the car.

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/0...#ixzz1OY4gt0AD


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    After watching the video...I saw no reason(s) for destroying cellphones...

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    What about falsely arresting innocent civilians for filming?
    "Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
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    "Some time ago, a bunch of lefties defied the law by dancing at the Jefferson Memorial, resulting in their arrests. Last week, a bunch of them pulled the same stunt and - using patented Lefist techniques - provoked the Park Police into having to use force to arrest them."
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    This can't be right. The police are your friends. Everyone knows that. The guy in the car was given every opportunity to surrender while the cops were executing him. Then, they just wanted to make sure that the civilians they hadn't already shot were ok. Their restraint and observance of everyone's rights after they had completed the execution of the guy in the car and wounding of numerous innocent civilians was commendable. I object to the cop bashing tone of this thread. Here is Law and Order at its finest, not counting Soviet Russia, of course.
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