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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:41 PM

Investigation launched after video appears to show officer leaning on man's neck

Source: ABC News

Authorities are investigating after a video appears to have captured a police officer kneeling on a man's neck while attempting to restrain him.

The incident happened Saturday evening in Allentown, Pennsylvania, outside Saint Luke's Hospital - Sacred Heart Campus.

In a 26-second viral video posted on Twitter by the group Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley, three police officers are seen attempting to restrain a man on the ground. One of the officers appears to put his elbow, and then his knee, on the man's neck.

After the video was shared, protesters demonstrated Saturday night in front of the police precinct in downtown Allentown.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/investigation-launched-after-video-appears-to-show-officer-leaning-on-mans-neck/ar-BB16EDgO?li=BBnb7Kz



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Reply Investigation launched after video appears to show officer leaning on man's neck (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 13 OP
marble falls Jul 13 #1
forgotmylogin Jul 13 #3
marble falls Jul 13 #5
Nitram Jul 14 #7
IronLionZion Jul 13 #2
stillcool Jul 13 #4
Judi Lynn Jul 14 #6
jayfish Jul 14 #8

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:47 PM

1. Appears??

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:50 PM

3. Leaning??

The article says "kneeling" why would they blunt the lede?

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:55 PM

5. Maybe there's an "explanation". It'll be a knee slapper.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:50 AM

7. I had the same question, but the excerpt above answers it: "

"One of the officers appears to put his elbow, and then his knee, on the man's neck." "Appears" is used to avoid legal liability, much like "alleged" is used."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:55 PM

2. Many cities have banned choke holds. That should apply to kneeling on necks too

Allentown, PA probably didn't do any reforms.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:53 PM

4. jeezus ....

they've pretty much declared war on African-Americans, and on any American who isn't a white supremacist, and steps out of line.

They plan to release "relevant videos" later this week.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:00 AM

8. It's Really, Really Weird.

I keep hearing PR reps from police departments say "that's not a part of our training" or that these are "isolated examples". Where does this, seemingly ubiquitous" practice come from then? Is it just mass-serendipity amongst the LEO community.

Hmmm...

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