In a situation like this, to what degree can you physically defend yourself from a cop?
This man is basically beaten to a pulp by two Denver police officers. His face is beaten severely while he’s restrained, his head is rammed into the concrete, hell, within the first 30 seconds of the video an officer’s knee is rammed into the man’s crotch.
These officers aren’t trying to restrain a suspect, they are outright assaulting a civilian with legal rights, with intent to do harm.
What would the civilian’s rights be when it comes to defending himself? What if one of these cops decided to do permanent physical damage, or even toss him off the bridge? What if another civilian saw this happening, would he be able to intervene?
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