Cotati, California Cops Enter Disabled Vet's Home, Taze Him in Front Of His Family (InformationLiberation)
Via TheRetrosoldier on YouTube:
These officers do not believe in the Constitution or the rights it protects...
Police are called out to an apartment for a noise compliant by the neighbors. The three occupants inside non-aggressively exercise their fourth amendment right, refusing the police entry as they demand at gun point to let them inside without a search warrant or probable cause.
As the police quickly holster their weapons after the camera turns on, the three occupants continue to exercise their rights non-aggressively. The police respond by going into "over-the-top" aggressive mode, utilizing excessive force by kicking in the door, assaulting the female and tazing the cameraman four times causing the camera to short out. All three occupants are arrested/cited for obstruction.
Here's his latest comment:
Good day, I am the cameraman. I am an unemployed disabled veteran from Afghanistan. My wife is a preschool teacher. The third person is a family friend. Our day started with our only car breaking down while taking my wife to work. We just received our tax refund on Tues. and had planned to get it repaired that weekend. When my wife returned home, we discussed the car situation. I proposed getting a new vehicle with the refund rather than repair this problem child of a vehicle. My wife disagreed.
It's clear from the video the cop used his taser as a tool of "pain compliance" rather than a tool of self-defense. I don't know what triggered the call, so I don't know if I can say whether or not the seemingly warrantless entrance was justified (at least according to the state's laws).
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