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More police brutality

Last week, I wrote about a case in Providence, Rhode Island where a man being questioned by the police allegedly got the officer's gun, killed him, and jumped out a third-floor window before being caught.

It turns out Mr. Carpio either didn't learn his lesson or refused to take his medications or something, because he started "acting up" in his cell. Four officers entered his cell to get him to calm down.

Three of those officers ended up going to a nearby clinic, and one of them was taken to a hospital. Among the the injuries the officers received were a broken vertebra, a broken eye socket, a broken jaw, and a "hyperextended" (which I think means sprained) thumb.

No word was given about any possible injuries Mr. Carpio received, but considering the attention being paid to his case, I think it's safe to assume they were minor at worst. The police are in no mood to do anything to screw up the case for murdering Detective Sgt. James Allen a little over a week ago, and leaving his injuries untreated and unreported could put a big dent in that case.

Nonetheless, I fully expect the usual suspects to start screaming about "police brutality" and "self-defense" any minute now.

Comments (9)

Stories like this make you ... (Below threshold)

Stories like this make you sometimes feel like saying, "Screw the law. He needs a major ass-kicking just on principle."

Hyperextended means bent th... (Below threshold)

Hyperextended means bent the wrong direction. I did that to my knee in the eighth grade in gym class.

Some people just don't understand any language other than physical brutality, I'm guessing. Boy needs some language lessons.

Not to make light of this, ... (Below threshold)

Not to make light of this, but this guy beat up four policemen? Damn...

Taser.... (Below threshold)
Mrs. Davis:


The reason this pile of shi... (Below threshold)
Michael Branca:

The reason this pile of shite was able to beat up
four police officers was probably because he was
using maximum effort and brutality while the officers were using minimal force and were trying to restrain him.

Third fastest county accord... (Below threshold)

Third fastest county according to the latest figures.

Not that it matters to the point of your post.

Oh MAN. As a future federal... (Below threshold)

Oh MAN. As a future federal law enforcement agent, I find these incredible. How the hell do FOUR cops get beat up? There seriously needs to be some examination in restraining methods. If cops are getting injured when they outnumber a suspect four-to-one in attempts to restrain him without due injury,you have some problems.

Either that or this guy is seriously badass. Looks it's Taser'n time.

Either this guy was hopped ... (Below threshold)
Pike Tanith:

Either this guy was hopped up on so much crack he thought he was Superman or those rookie cops need to go back to the academy. Seriously, 4-1 and they got their asses kicked.

FUZZ AMERICA!!!!!... (Below threshold)
John Bobson:







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