John Iadarola host of The Young Turks and guest Michael Shure discuss another assault by a cop on a suspect, but who was at fault?
“It’s that time again; when we tell you about how our police force is constantly terrible at not killing or assaulting a suspect and following the law, but this time instead of a gun, taser, excessive force, or a K-9 unit, the police in question apparently just said, ‘screw it, car it is’, and maybe with an interesting plot twist. An officer in Marana, Arizona was following Mario Valencia in his patrol car while Valencia was on a crime spree on foot. Rather than being bothered with due process and all that paperwork the officer in question decided to ram Valencia with his patrol car sending Valencia spinning into the air like an exasperated toddler would to a slinky.
Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema officially stated that the officer did the right thing as Valencia was headed to a populated area. Valencia survived his run in with police and faces fifteen separate charges.”
Did this police officer make the right call?
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