I agree that these scenarios are unrelated and different.03Lightningrocks wrote: ↑Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:44 amTwo completely unrelated scenarios. The Army LT was not resisting arrest. He did not have any warrants for his arrest. He was not a thug looking for trouble. The cop in his case over reacted. The Lt put his emergency flashers on and drove slowly to a lighted place. His part in the issue in his case was not complying with the officers commands. He was playing intentionally stupid. Had he simply complied with the officers commands to get out of the car, he would not have gotten pepper sprayed. Just the same, he was done wrong by an over zealous cop. The young hood rat on the other hand, had a warrant for his arrest and attempted to fight off the cops and escape in his car.
In the case of the Army LT, sure he could have done more to help the officer do his job. That would have been nice of him. But the officer was also not exactly being the nicest person on earth, so I can understand why the LT might not have been in an extremely helpful mood. The officer also made things alot worse with his statements.
First, he completely validated the LT's stated concern for exiting the vehicle, when the LT said he was afraid to get out of the car, and the officer stupidly said "you should be afraid". I'm guessing the officer was just trying to be a tough guy and assert his authority, and didn't actually mean to imply that he would assault the LT if the LT complied with his orders, but it definitely looks like he was agreeing with the LT's stated concern / validating that the LT had a legitimate reason not to exit the vehicle.
Then the officer decided to make his inane statement along the lines of "you're about to ride the lightning". I'm assuming this referred to being Tasered, but "ride the lightning" is also a direct line from a very popular and well known movie where it refers to being executed (The Green Mile for those who haven't seen it).
Lastly, you had the officer trying to convince the LT to drop any complaints in exchange for the officer not issuing a ticket. I'm not an expert but that sure sounds like the officer expressing some acknowledgment of wrongdoing.